Dr Ireti Adejumo, expert in respiratory medicine at the University of Nottingham, presents practical steps and tips on how to effectively assess asthma control. Here Dr Adejumo discusses, the symptoms, pathophysiology and future risks of asthma, the definition of asthma control, tools to assess symptom control in asthma patients, how to assess future risk from uncontrolled asthma, what adherence and poor adherence mean for asthma patients, she ends with a practical patient example of how assessing symptom control helps in identifying the need for behaviour change in patients ultimately improving asthma management.
Practical Steps to Better Asthma Control
Sleep Medicine, Pulmonology, Respiratory Medicine Clinical Research Fellow, The University of Nottingham
50mins - Expert presentations By Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Zika Virus—What Clinicians Need to Know
Experts from the CDC present a comprehensive overview: Zika Virus-What Clinicians Need to Know, and provide responses to selected questions
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Dr Vicky Tittle, from 56 Dean Street in London, UK, reviews the reasons to test for HIV, when and how to test and which key populations should receive testing. Specific focus is placed on British guidelines for HIV testing and importance to conduct key initial investigations.
13mins - Expert presentations By Professor David Livermore
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Professor David Livermore highlights increasing resistance and the major bacterial challenges we face. Beta-lactams, the most widely used antibiotic are losing their efficacy. However, there is hope for antimicorbial agents. Cefiderocol, murepavadin and gepotidacin/zoliflodacin all show promise in replacing spent antibiotics. Further, non-antibiotic approaches and improved molecular diagnostics, while not currently comprehensive, could revolutionise the field.