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News

Friday, 19 October 2018
Ketamine clinics

Ketamine clinics are proliferating in the United States, but there is growing concern that patients are often inadequately screened and not always receiving ongoing mental health care by their primary providers.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 17:00
Ritonavir boosting in children on lopinavir/ritonavir (LPV/r) and rifampicin

The Department of Health recently sent out a notice reminding practitioners that double dosing of LPV/r (as we do for adults) in children on rifampicin-containing TB treatment is not recommended.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 17:15
TST no longer needed prior to INH prophylaxis (IPT): National DOH Circular

Global shortage of the tuberculin skin test (TST) has made the implementation of the IPT guidelines difficult. Recently the National Department of health sent out a circular regarding this.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 10:15
Good news for open access journal articles

If Einstein hadn’t shared his knowledge, where would we be now? Three computer scientists have developed a browser plug-in that allows researchers to locate legally archived articles that are freely accessible.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 10:15