During October 2018 Clinical Knowledge Summaries were published or updated in the following areas.
The following topics were all reviewed:
- Allergic rhinitis
- Bell's palsy
- Benzodiazepine and z-drug withdrawal
- Cardiac arrest - out of hospital care
- DVT prevention for travellers
- NSAIDs - prescribing issues
- Polycystic ovary syndrome
The majority of reviewed topics have undergone reviews and minor restructures.
The most significant changes were to the Bell's palsy topic where have been changes to the recommendations on use of antiviral treatment in combination with corticosteroids and referral and the Polycystic ovary syndrome topic where recommendations on the diagnosis of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in adolescents have been updated in line with guidance issued by the International PCOS Network.
Action: Clinicians who see patients with any of these conditions may find the new and updated information useful when reviewing current clinical practice.