During January 2020 Clinical Knowledge Summaries were published or updated in the following areas.
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
- Cows' milk protein allergy in children
- Renal or ureteric colic - acute
- Tamoxifen - managing adverse effects
All of the topics have been reviewed and undergone minor restructuring. The Cows' milk protein allergy in children topic has been renamed within the topic area and the recommendations on the assessment and management of suspected cow's milk allergy have been amended in line with current evidence. A new prescribing information section has been added to provide information on prescribing oral antihistamines, in line with the CKS topic on Food allergy. The Tamoxifen - managing adverse effects topic now includes primary prevention of breast cancer in women at moderate or high risk as a licensed indication for tamoxifen in keeping with the product license.
Action: Clinicians who see patients with any of these conditions may find the new and updated information useful when reviewing current clinical practice.