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Chlorhexidine is a highly effective antiseptic and disinfectant. In the past 20 years there has been a substantial increase in the number of chlorhexidine containing products used in healthcare. Anaphylaxis to chlorhexidine was first reported in 1984 and was almost always seen in men. However, in the last 4 years we have observed a surge in confirmed cases(More)
Cow's milk allergy is common in children and rare in adults. The clinical features of cow's milk allergy are varied and they include anaphylaxis, gastrointestinal symptoms and atopic dermatitis. The prevalence of cow's milk allergy is difficult to ascertain, based on self-reported symptoms that are not subsequently confirmed by diagnostic testing. The(More)
Heart failure is a major cause of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality and its incidence is on the increase. The pathophysiology of heart failure is multi-factorial but recent studies suggest that aldosterone plays an important and independent role in its progression. Emerging evidence now suggests that aldosterone exerts renal-independent effects. It(More)
Rhinitis, a condition involving inflammation and irritation of the nasal membranes, is a common condition that can be allergic or non-allergic in origin. Pre-existing rhinitis can worsen during pregnancy, and new rhinitis can occur. Rhinitis has a significant effect on quality of life. Where rhinitis co-exists with asthma, it is a major risk factor for poor(More)
This article outlines the implementation of nursing grand rounds (NGRs) in one of the largest NHS teaching hospitals in the UK, to share clinical and professional expertise in providing quality and evidence-based care to registered nurses and allied health professionals. A pilot was successfully trialled on one hospital site for 3 months, which was then(More)
Atopic dermatitis affects both children and adults, and often presents in early life as itchy, dry skin primarily located on the face, trunk and limbs. There is usually a history of family or personal atopic disease and an increased blood level of the allergic antibody immunoglobulin E. The mainstays of treatment are emollients and corticosteroid ointments(More)
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