Oral contraceptives (OCs) are widely used by a significant number of women, often commencing at early adolescence. Whilst most research has investigated the physiological effects of OCs, some studies have identified impacts upon nutritional status of certain vitamins and minerals.
Development of an evidence based, interactive database to quantitatively assess the impact of medication on the nutrient status of patients
A tool that enables rapid assessment of the impact medication/s might have upon micronutrient status through an easy to understand report of summary findings.
The use of medication amongst sportsmen and women is commonplace, to both control and manage chronic conditions such as asthma which might impact upon performance and also aid recovery from injury.
Development of an evidence based, interactive database to quantitatively assess the impact of medication on the nutrient status of patients pre-and post-bariatric surgery
Significant numbers of patients, prior and subsequent to bariatric surgery are deficient in micronutrients with guidelines in place to manage this situation. Many patients also require medication/s, often from different classes to control co-morbidities.
Point-of-care C-reactive protein testing in community pharmacy to deliver appropriate interventions in respiratory tract infections
This pilot study sought to evaluate the potential use of point-of-care (POC) C-reactive protein (CRP) testing for respiratory tract infections (RTIs) in a rural community pharmacy in North Staffordshire, UK, in conjunction with local GP practices.