During June 2019 Clinical Knowledge Summaries were published or updated in the following areas.
- Ankylosing spondylitis
- Atrial fibrillation
- Bowel screening
- Cellulitis - acute
- Developmental rheumatology in children
- Healthcare-associated infections
- Premenstrual syndrome
The majority of topics have undergone reviews and minor restructures. The Bowel screening topic has been updated regarding the adoption of the faecal immunochemical test (FIT). The Cellulitis - acute topic now recommends doxycycline as the antibiotic of choice in patients taking a stain who cannot take penicillin antibiotics. The Developmental rheumatology in children is a new topic and the Premenstrual syndrome topic has been updated to clarify the definition of and information on the severity of premenstrual syndrome.
Action: Clinicians who see patients with any of these conditions may find the new and updated information useful when reviewing current clinical practice.