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Clinical Focus Volume 8 N2

Volume 8 Issue 2 - 2014

Abstract

Hepatitis C is a leading cause of chronic liver disease worldwide. Its estimated global prevalence is 170 million1 and it is the commonest indication for liver transplantation in Europe. A summary of important breakthroughs in the medical management of Hepatitis C is provided in this review, and aims to be of use to primary care clinicians.

Abstract

Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is a highly prevalent condition but many individuals remain undiagnosed. Patients usually present to primary care with loud snoring, daytime sleepiness, unrefreshing sleep, or as a consequence of witnessed nocturnal apnoeas. Successful treatment is achievable in most patients which can be life-changing.

Abstract

Allergic rhinitis is present in over 500 million people worldwide and 300 million suffer asthma. The importance of the key Type 1 sensitivity reaction is discussed in relation to both disorders. Allergen structures and allergy tests are critically appraised. The principles of managing allergic rhinitis and asthma are discussed

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