This educational resource contains a range of content developed for healthcare professionals based in Europe who are involved in the treatment and management of type 2 diabetes mellitus. In this section you will find:
Upon successful completion of this activity, healthcare professionals (such as endocrinologists, paediatricians, paediatric endocrinologists, diabetes specialists, specialist nurses, primary care physicians) will be awarded 1 European CME credit (ECMEC) and should be able to:
Describe the psychosocial factors that can affect metabolic control
Discuss the rationale and clinical guideline recommendations for psychosocial screening in childhood diabetes
Explain the importance of family interactions and dynamics in diabetes management
Assess the different behavioural and psychological interventions for optimising diabetes management in children and adolescents
This EACCME-accredited obesity CME series contains three CME modules, which are ideal for healthcare professionals looking to improve their understanding of obesity as a serious medical illness.
Module 1 – Understanding Obesity
Learn more about obesity as a serious and complex medical illness including comorbidities and complications, the complex factors that influence its development and the cornerstones of an effective weight-management strategy.
Module 3 – Rationale for Lifelong Behaviour Change
Explore the factors affecting maintenance of weight loss, the importance of implementing permanent behaviour changes to prevent weight regain and the components of a successful long-term weight-management strategy.
The Anti-Infectives Knowledge Network – Clostridium difficile infections (AIKN-CDI), an initiative by Astellas Pharma EMEA, shares the expertise and experience of thought leaders in the area of anti-infectives.
Recent content updates include:
Data presentations from the 35th International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine (ISICEM), held in Brussels, Belgium 17–20 March 2015
Data from the largest ever European clinician consensus report on Clostridium difficile infection
Updates from the European Commission following the event hosted by CDI Europe and the European Hospital and Healthcare Federation (HOPE) on healthcare-associated infections and Clostridium difficile infection
Also available – interactive annotated treatment guidelines for the management of Clostridium difficile infection.
Please remember to return often to read updated news, clinical insights, and essential information from the latest anti-infectives congresses.
Diabetes care is a hot topic in medicine since it touches so many primary care settings; from maternity to foot care, Diabetes has multiple other pathologies. When does Diabetes care necessitate the role of a specialist? How can diabetologists ensure they work innovatively and make the patient's healthcare journey as seamless as possible? Dr. Partha Kar dives in, asking how healthcare professionals can make positive change to patients with Diabetes in Britain's NHS.
This guideline provides recommendations based on current evidence for best practice in the..
... management of osteoporosis and prevention of fractures. It addresses risk factors for fracture, commonly-used tools for assessment of fracture risk, approaches to targeting therapy, pharmacological, and non-pharmacological treatments to reduce fracture risk, treatment of painful vertebral fractures and systems of care. The assessment and prevention of falls is excluded as it was covered by a national resource published by NHS Quality Improvement Scotland in 2010, which aimed to prevent fractures in older people by raising the profile of falls,1and also a clinical guideline published by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in 2013.2 The guideline also excludes issues surrounding the surgical management of fractures and postoperative care of patients with fractures.
This guideline will be of interest to rheumatologists, endocrinologists, general practitioners (GPs), physicians involved in care of the elderly, orthopaedic surgeons, gynaecologists, specialist nurses involved in the care of patients with osteoporosis and pharmacists.
Androgens play a crucial role in the development and maintenance of male reproductive and sexual..
... functions. Low levels of circulating androgens can cause disturbances in male sexual development, resulting in congenital abnormalities of the male reproductive tract. Later in life, this may cause reduced fertility, sexual dysfunction, decreased muscle formation and bone mineralisation, disturbances of fat metabolism, and cognitive dysfunction. Testosterone levels decrease as a process of ageing: signs and symptoms caused by this decline can be considered a normal part of ageing. However, low testosterone levels are also associated with several chronic diseases, and symptomatic patients may benefit from testosterone treatment. This document presents the European Association of Urology (EAU) guidelines on diagnosis and treatment of male hypogonadism. This guideline aims to provide practical recommendations on how to deal with primary low testosterone and ageing-related decline in testosterone in male patients, as well as the treatment of testosterone disruption and deficiencies caused by other illnesses.
Learn more about obesity as a serious and complex medical illness including comorbidities and complications, the complex factors that influence its development and the cornerstones of an effective weight-management strategy....