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,Hyperammonaemia Knowledge Centre

Hyperammonaemia 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.
  • Carglumic Acid: information on drug characteristics, clinical efficacy, safety/tolerability and more
  • Video Channel: expert video presentations from Orphan Europe’s satellite symposium ‘Hyperammonaemia: a true medical emergency' at EAPS 2012
  • Resources: links to expert centres, European societies, treatment guidelines and more
  • E-learning: healthcare professionals can test their knowledge with clinically useful and current information through a series of case studies

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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

Zika virus outbreak: an overview of the experimental therapeutics and treatment.

Mon 27 Jun 2016 -  Zika virus outbreak: an overview of the experimental therapeutics and treatment.

Zika virus (ZIKV) infection is a new emerging threat around the globe which might be responsible for microcephaly and Guillain-Barre syndrome in the infants. Recently, ZIKV outbreak has caused a ...

Interventions for Childhood Obesity in the First 1,000 Days A Systematic Review.

Mon 08 Feb 2016 -  Interventions for Childhood Obesity in the First 1,000 Days A Systematic Review.

Context: The "first 1,000 days"-conception through age 24 months-are critical for the development and prevention of childhood obesity. This study systematically reviews existing and ...

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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