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Recognising and managing early dementia

Dementia is a growing healthcare challenge. There are an estimated 70,000 people with dementia in New Zealand; this number is predicted to increase to over 170,000 by 2050, due to factors such as population growth and increased longevity.

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Age-related cognitive decline: prevention and future planning

Declining cognitive function can be a difficult topic to raise with patients and their families.

Referral of patients with features suggestive of bowel cancer: Ministry of Health guidance

Bowel cancer is one of the most common causes of cancer death in New Zealand.

Biosimilars: the future of prescribing biological medicines

Biological medicines are an important advancement in the pharmaceutical treatment of patients with...

Reducing the burden of melanoma in New Zealand Part 1: Prevention and risk assessment

Limiting UV radiation exposure through sun smart behaviour is the key to preventing melanoma.

Reducing the burden of melanoma in New Zealand Part 2: Early detection of melanoma

Identification of melanoma at the earliest possible clinical stage improves outcomes; lesion thickness is the strongest predictor of prognosis.

Menopausal hormone therapy: where are we now?

Menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) is an effective treatment for symptoms associated with menopause...

Diagnosing and managing primary ovarian insufficiency

Primary ovarian insufficiency is the loss of ovarian function before age 40 years, resulting in menstrual irregularities and menopausal symptoms.

Investigating and managing abnormal vaginal bleeding: an overview

Abnormal vaginal bleeding has many potential causes, ranging from anovulatory cycles to malignancy.

Managing cows' milk protein allergy in infants

PHARMAC has announced that in response to the high level of public concern around the lamotrigine brand change...

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Claiming CME points

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Personalised Prescribing Reports

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CME Quizzes

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Peer Group Discussions

Discussion points for peer groups or self-reflection of practice

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bpacnz Research Publications

Collection of research publications by bpacnz including Pharmacoepidemiology, Health Informatics & other publications

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Antibiotics Guide Updated

Antibiotics Guide 2017 edition

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The COPD prescribing tool Updated

Pharmacological treatment options for patients with COPD

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Our current theme is “Cognitive impairment and dementia”, including articles on age-related cognitive decline and the journey from early dementia to end-stage care.

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Our next theme will be respiratory health

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