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,Hyperammonaemia Knowledge Centre

Hyperammonaemia (inherited or acquired) is a metabolic disturbance characterised by an excess of ammonia in the blood and can have wide-ranging effects on metabolic, neurological and gastrointestinal systems.

The Hyperammonaemia Knowledge Centre has been developed to raise awareness of this rare yet potentially deadly condition. Using this resource, healthcare professionals are encouraged to recognise the signs and symptoms of hyperammonaemia and begin the correct treatment immediately.

Content in this resource is divided into the following sections:

  • Disease Awareness (epidemiology, pathophysiology, signs & symptoms, etc.)
  • First-line Treatment (including information on drug characteristics, clinical efficacy and safety/tolerability)
  • Video Channel
  • Resources

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,Childhood Diabetes CME

In this EACCME-accredited online CME activity Individual Patient Management in Type 1 Childhood Diabetes, healthcare professionals will learn how to assess the psychosocial wellbeing of young patients with type 1 diabetes. 

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

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Medical Videos

An Introduction to Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome and Possible Treatments
An Introduction to Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome and Possible Treatments
An Introduction to Diagnosing Gastroschisis or Omphalocele
An Introduction to Diagnosing Gastroschisis or Omphalocele

Recent Drug Updates

Medical Journal Abstracts on Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine

The implications of obesity on pregnancy outcome

Fri 20 Feb 2015 -  The implications of obesity on pregnancy outcome

Obesity is considered by the World Health Organisation to be a disease and is defined as a condition of excess body fat to a degree where it causes impairment to the health of an individual. The ...

Undiagnosed Metabolic Dysfunction and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome – A Case-Control Study

Mon 16 Feb 2015 -  Undiagnosed Metabolic Dysfunction and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome – A Case-Control Study

Background: Decades of research has yielded few clues about causes of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). While some studies have shown a link to inborn errors of metabolism (IEMs), few have ...

Clinical Guidelines

Intrapartum care: care of healthy women and their babies during childbirth

Dec 2014

The guideline is intended to cover the care of healthy women with uncomplicated pregnancies entering..

... labour at low risk of developing intrapartum complications. In addition, recommendations are included that address the care of women who start labour as 'low risk' but who go on to develop complications. These include the care of women with prelabour rupture of membranes at term, care of the woman and baby when meconium is present, indications for continuous cardiotocography, interpretation of cardiotocograph traces, and management of retained placenta and postpartum haemorrhage. Aspects of intrapartum care for women at risk of developing intrapartum complications are covered by a range of guidelines on specific conditions and a further guideline is planned on the intrapartum care of women at high risk of complications during pregnancy and the intrapartum period.

Palate examination: Identification of cleft palate in the newborn

Oct 2014

This guide provides recommendations to health care professionals for optimal examination of the..

... palate during the routine newborn examination to ensure early detection of a cleft palate.

Clinical Trials

Orodispersible Minitablets of Enalapril in Young Children With Heart Failure Due to Congenital Heart Disease (LENA-WP09)

Fri 01 Jan 2016

Paediatric clinical trial in 50 children, from newborn to less than 6 years of age, suffering from heart failure due to congenital heart disease, to obtain paediatric pharmacokinetic and ...

Trial to Assess the Safety and Efficacy of Lucinactant for Inhalation in Premature Neonates 26 to 32 Weeks Gestational Age

Tue 01 Dec 2015

The primary objective of this study is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of lucinactant for inhalation administered as an aerosolized dose in two doses to preterm neonates 26 - 32 weeks ...

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