Content Updates

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Each month we aim to release around 80-100 new or revised documents, which makes us proud to say we have one of the most trusted and current information resources in the UK.

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See our March 2015 updates below, or view previous updates.

New patient information leaflets, professional reference articles and medicine leaflets

Information leaflets
Arthritis
Cri du Chat Syndrome
Dietary Potassium
Cervical Suture (Royal College of Ostetricians and Gynaecologists)
HIV and Pregnancy (Royal College of Ostetricians and Gynaecologists)
Premature Labour (Royal College of Ostetricians and Gynaecologists)
Alcohol and Older People (Royal College of Psychiatrists)

Professional article
Postpartum Psychosis
Stress Fractures

Content revised as a result of new guidance/articles, feedback, etc

NICE Bladder cancer: diagnosis and management of bladder cancer; NICE Clinical Guidelines, (Feb 2015)
PatientPlus articles - Bladder Cancer
Information leaflets - Bladder Cancer

NICE Diabetes in pregnancy: management of diabetes and its complications from preconception to the postnatal period, (Feb 2015)
PatientPlus articles - Diabetes in Pregnancy and Gestational Diabetes
Information leaflets - Pregnancy and Diabetes

Content revised as a result of routine review

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Adrenal Crisis
Adrenal Insufficiency and Addison's Disease
Alcohol-related Problems
Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse - Management
Antiretroviral Agents
Cellulitis and Erysipelas
Clinical Negligence
Complications of HIV Infection
Congenital HIV and Childhood AIDS
Dermatitis Herpetiformis
Dyslexia
Electronic Patient Records
Exercise Tolerance Testing
Gallstone Ileus
HIV Counselling Proofreading
HIV Post-exposure Prophylaxis
HIV and Skin Disorders
Hamartomas
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
Management of HIV in Pregnancy
Managing HIV-positive Individuals in Primary Care
Morquio's Syndrome
Osler-Weber-Rendu Syndrome
Polymorphic Light Erruption
Premenstrual Syndrome
Prescribing Issues and Concordance
Primary HIV Infection
Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum
Puerperal Mastitis
Short Bowel Syndrome
Uterine Cervix and Common Cervical Abnormalities
Uterine Rupture
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Addison's Disease
Alcohol Detoxification
Alcohol and Liver Disease
Alcohol and Sensible Drinking
Alcoholism and Problem Drinking
Antidiarrhoeal Medicines for Acute Diarrhoea
Cellulitis and Erysipelas
Dermatitis Herpetiformis
Exercise Tolerance Testing
HIV and AIDS
Mastitis
Medicines for HIV and AIDS
Natural Family Planning
Painkillers
Polymorphic Light Erruption
Premenstrual Syndrome
Recommended Safe Limits of Alcohol
Steroid Nasal Sprays
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Alfuzosin for prostate gland enlargement
Antazoline and xylometazoline eye drops
Atropine eye drops
Cinnarizine tablets
Clobetasone butyrate for inflammatory skin conditions
Dorzolamide eye drops for glaucoma
Dutasteride for prostate gland enlargement
Famotidine to reduce stomach acid
Finasteride for prostate gland enlargement
Fluocinonide for severe inflammatory skin conditions
Hydrocortisone butyrate for severe inflammatory skin conditions
Levobunolol eye drops for glaucoma
Meptazinol for pain relief
Nizatidine to reduce stomach acid
Prazosin - an alpha-blocker
Prednisolone rectal foam, enema and suppositories
Quinine for leg cramps
Ranitidine to reduce stomach acid
Sodium cromoglicate eye drops
Tamsulosin for prostate gland enlargement
Terazosin - an alpha-blocker
Tropicamide eye drops

Previous 2015 updates

Click here to see 2014 updates.

New information leaflets
CA125 Blood Test (Target Ovarian Cancer)
Practical Guide to Healthy Ageing (NHS England)
Atrial Septal Defect
Dietary Tips for Vegetarians and Vegans
Subarachnoid Haemorrhage
Dietary Sodium
Gender Dysphoria
Vulval Problems
Dental Check-ups (Toothpick)
Dental Injuries (Toothpick)
Dentures (Toothpick)
Teeth Straightening (Toothpick)
Teeth Whitening (Toothpick)
Tooth Decay (Toothpick)
Wisdom Teeth (Toothpick)
Anaesthesia - Death or Brain Damage (RCoA)
Nerve Damage Associated with a Spinal or Epidural Injection (RCoA)

New medicine leaflets
Avanafil for erectile dysfunction

New patientplus
Atrial Septal Defect
Female Genital Mutilation
Gender Dysphoria
Therapies and Theories Outside Traditional Medicine
Headache Pathway (NHS England)

Content revised as a result of new guidance

MonthPatientPlusInformation
FebruaryUrethritis in Men
Progestogen-only Injectable Contraceptives
Postnatal Depression
Childhood Gastro-oesophageal Reflux
Intrapartum Fetal Monitoring
Urethritis and Urethral Discharge in Men
Contraceptive Injection
Postnatal Depression
Childhood Gastro-oesophageal Reflux
JanuaryColorectal Cancer
Pneumonia
Bariatric Surgery
Headache
Medication-overuse Headache and Headache Triggers
Primary Sexual Headache
Secondary Headache
Normal Labour
Bowel (Colorectal) Cancer
Pneumonia
Surgery for Obesity
Headache
Medication-induced (Medication-overuse) Headache

Content revised as a result of routine review

MonthPatientPlusInformationMedicines
February384422
January473721