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Friday, 18 August 2017
Updated antiemetic guidelines

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) recently published updated guidelines for the use of antiemetics in cancer patients receiving chemotherapy and radiation therapy.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 16:30
Caffeine and long term lung function in premature babies

Caffeine, a methylxanthine, has previously been shown to reduce prematurity-associated apnoea and is widely use in the neonatal intensive care setting. A follow up on previous RCT patients has been done.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 16:30
Lessons from oseltamivir

A recent editorial in the BMJ re-visits the worldwide stockpiling of oseltamivir and reminds us of the dangers of selective withholding of trial data, as well as the shortcomings of observational studies.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 16:30
Malaria in Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park (KNP) management issued a media release on 17 May 2017 warning travellers to the park to take appropriate malaria precautions, in light of the recent good rains. They state that there have been cases of malaria reported.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 18:30