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Hypogonadism

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The Hypogonadism Knowledge Centre is a resource for healthcare professionals involved in the diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of patients with the condition.

The publications digest section of this resource is regularly updated with analysis and commentary on recent scientific articles related to male hypogonadism. There are currently over 50 articles available in the publications digest area, which can be filtered by year or by the following comorbidities:

  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Cardiovascular
  • Mood and behaviour
  • Sexual health

Type 2 Diabetes

,Type 2 Diabetes CME and Knowledge Centre

Based on current estimates, the global prevalence of Type 2 diabetes mellitus has increased almost 10 fold since 1985 and is expected to rise to 552 million by 2030,1 and when absolute numbers of people with diabetes are considered, it is South East Asia and the West Pacific that are expected to experience the highest increases in prevalence over the coming years.2

An EACCME accredited CME is available, awarded 1 European CME credits (ECMEC's). Consisting of 3 modules:

  • A Review of Newer Therapies for Type 2 Diabetes in Combination with Insulin, John Wilding (Chair)
  • Identifying and Managing the Psychosocial Aspects of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, Richard Holt (Faculty)
  • Potential Role of Newer Therapies for Type 2 Diabetes in Combination with Insulin: Interactive Case Discussion, Bernard Charbonnel (Faculty)

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The Type 2 Diabetes Knowledge Centre aims to provide clear and concise information based on current accepted guidelines on the treatment and management of patients with this disease. In addition the Knowledge Centre also provides access to key guidelines and a review of treatment options available.

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References

  1. Murea M, Ma L, Freedman BI. Genetic and environmental factors associated with type 2 diabetes and diabetic vascular complications. Rev Diabetic Studies 2012;9:6-22.
  2. International Diabetes Federation. Diabetes atlas: second edition. 2002. Available at: www.idf.org/sites/default/files/IDF_Diabetes_Atlas_2ndEd.pdf (accessed 18 November 2013).

 

Heart Failure

Heart Failure

Heart failure (HF) is a complex disorder whereby the heart becomes progressively unable to pump blood efficiently to the tissues of the body. The Heart Failure Knowledge Centre focuses on the pathophysiology, diagnosis and management of chronic and post myocardial infarction (post-MI) heart failure.

Risk factors for ACS, and subsequently post-MI heart failure, are usually the clinical consequence of the formation of an occlusive thrombus at the site of a ruptured or eroded atherosclerotic plaque in a coronary artery. These can be modifiable (smoking,1 obesity,1 lack of exercise,1 hypertension,1,2 hyperlipidaemia,2,3 diabetes mellitus3) and non-modifiable (increased age1, male gender1, family history1,2) risk-factors.

The Heart Failure Knowledge Centre aims to provides healthcare professionals with the tools to diagnose and manage patients with both chronic and post-MI heart failure in line with current ESC guidelines.


References

  1. Kumar P, Clark M. Clinical medicine. 7th ed. Edinburgh: Saunders Elsevier, 2009.
  2. Graham I, Atar D, Borch-Johnsen K, et al. European guidelines on cardiovascular disease prevention in clinical practice: executive summary. Eur J Cardiovasc Prevent Rehab 2007;14 Suppl. 2:E1-40.
  3. Zeljko Reiner, Alberico L. Catapano, Guy De Backer et al. ESC/EAS Guidelines for the management of dyslipidaemias: The Task Force for the management of dyslipidaemias of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and the European Atherosclerosis Society (EAS). Eur Heart J first published online June 28, 2011 doi:10.1093/eurheartj/ehr158.

Clinical Case Studies

Sickle Cell Lung Disease

Respiratory Medicine & Allergy: Pulmonary Vascular Diseases

Elizabeth Hadley, Consultant Respiratory and General Physician, Barking, Havering and Redbridge Hospitals University NHS Trust, London, UK
Boris Lams, Consultant Respiratory Physicians, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
Christopher Kosky, Consultant Respiratory Physicians, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK

Case History
A 40-year-old man with known homozygous (HbSS) sickle cell disease (SCD) presented to the emergency department with a three-day history of cough, fever and sweats. He denied any chest pain.

Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation

Respiratory Medicine & Allergy: Pulmonary Vascular Diseases

Elizabeth Hadley, Consultant Respiratory and General Physician, Barking, Havering and Redbridge Hospitals University NHS Trust, London, UK

Case History
A 45-year-old lady was referred to the chest clinic because of dyspnoea. She had gradually become more breathless over two years and was now breathless at rest.

Medical Videos

A Guide to the Coronary Angioplasty Procedure
A Guide to the Coronary Angioplasty Procedure
Advances in Dual Antiplatelet Therapy for Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS)
Advances in Dual Antiplatelet Therapy for Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS)
Diabetic Peripheral Arterial Disease (P.A.D.)
Diabetic Peripheral Arterial Disease (P.A.D.)
Flash Lecture: Changes in Antithrombotic Use
Flash Lecture: Changes in Antithrombotic Use
Rivaroxaban vs enoxaparin for the Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism
Rivaroxaban vs enoxaparin for the Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism
Does chronic venous insufficiency play a role in MS pathogenesis? Commentary (CONy 2010)
Does chronic venous insufficiency play a role in MS pathogenesis? Commentary (CONy 2010)

Recent Drug Updates

Medical Journal Abstracts on Angiology

Distribution of Subcutaneous Fat and the Relationship with Blood Pressure in Obese Children and Adolescents in Shandong, China

Sat 14 Feb 2015 -  Distribution of Subcutaneous Fat and the Relationship with Blood Pressure in Obese Children and Adolescents in Shandong, China

Background: The association between elevated blood pressure (BP) and childhood obesity has been documented in several studies. However, the association between BP and body fat distribution in ...

Best Practices for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Systematic Review of Guideline Recommendations and Quality Indicators

Tue 27 Jan 2015 -  Best Practices for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Systematic Review of Guideline Recommendations and Quality Indicators

Objective: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a leading cause of mortality in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). This study systematically reviewed and appraised guidelines and quality indicators (QIs) ...

Medical Images

Pulmonary arteriovenous malformation
 Pulmonary arteriovenous malformation
Pulmonary angiogram
Pulmonary angiogram
Chest radiograph of sickle cell lung disease
Chest radiograph of sickle cell lung disease
Sickle cell lung disease
Sickle cell lung disease

Online CME

Bradycardia: diagnostic picture tests

After completing this module you should be able to: describe the classification of bradycardias, describe the common causes of different types of bradycardia, and recognise typical electrocardiograms (ECGs).

Peripheral arterial disease: an update on management

On completion of this module you should know: The incidence and prevalence of peripheral arterial disease. How best to treat it. What information to give to patients about prognosis.

Stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation

On completion of this module you will understand more about: risk factors and screening, calculating risk, anticoagulation and falls and therapy.

Clinical Trials

Renal Sympathetic Denervation by Iberis System in Patients With Uncontrolled Hypertension - Iberis-HTN Registry

Mon 17 Nov 2014

The purpose of this study is to document safety and efficacy of renal sympathetic denervation treatment in subjects with uncontrolled hypertension by using Iberis renal denervation ...

Cryoballoon Ablation in Patients With Longstanding Persistent Atrial Fibrillation (CRYO-LPAF)

Wed 12 Nov 2014

Prospective and explorative clinical study. The objective is to assess the clinical efficacy of pulmonary vein isolation using the Arctic Front Advance cryoballoon in patients with longstanding ...

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