During October 2019 Clinical Knowledge Summaries were published or updated in the following areas.
- Chest infections - adult
- Epistaxis (nosebleeds)
- Hearing loss in adults
- Incontinence - urinary, in women
- Peripheral arterial disease
The Hearing loss in adults topic is new. The Halitosis topic has been updated in line with current evidence. The Shingles topic contains updated recommendations on antiviral treatment. It is recommended that antiviral treatment should be considered for all people aged over 50 years because while it has a low risk of complications, it does not significantly reduce the incidence of post-herpetic neuralgia. The other topics have undergone reviews and minor restructures.
Action: Clinicians who see patients with any of these conditions may find the new and updated information useful when reviewing current clinical practice.
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