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pdf.pngFriend or Foe? BGTHA Journal: XXVIII

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Friend or Foe?

How the Summary of Product Characteristics (SPCs) Help and Hinder the Travel Medicine Practitioner.

Authors:

A Willcox1,2,3, J. Mendelsohn3, J. Dickson3, R. Swadling3, H.Chera3.
1. A Talent 4 Health Ltd, Cheltenham, UK.
2. University of the West of England, Bristol, UK.
3. Health Team Ltd, Nottingham, UK.

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Citation:  

Willcox PhD, RN.
Mendelsohn RN.
Dickson BSc.GPhC.
Swadling RN.
H. Chera MRPharmS.

Abstract

Practitioners see travellers who have pre-existing medical conditions, are taking medication or have an allergy or intolerance to something. An important part of the pre-travel risk assessment is to identify cautions and contraindications between these and any proposed vaccines or antimalarial prophylaxis. Experienced practitioners will know of common contraindications, e.g. the use of mefloquine for travellers with affective disorders. However there are several thousand data relating to such interactions so the responsible practitioner must at times consult SPCs of travel products and concomitant medicines to ensure patient safety. This paper:

1) demonstrates how travel medicine practitioners can use SPCs to promote patient safety

2) identifies information gaps relating to vaccine and antimalarials.

 

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pdf.pngJournal Watch BGTHA Journal: XXVIII

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Journal Watch

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Dr Mike Townend

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Abstract: 

A review of published articles on influenza and altitude.

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pdf.pngDisplacement and women’s health BGTHA Journal: XXVIII

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Displacement and women’s health

Authors:

Melissa Denker

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Organisation: University of Glasgow (College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences)

Citation:  

Medical student, University of Glasgow (College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences)

Abstract

With a record-breaking number of people displaced worldwide, 2015 saw more than one million refugees entering Europe, causing a crisis at European borders. Refugees face a host of different health problems, especially infection and malnutrition, but women’s health is an area that receives less attention. This review of women’s health problems during displacement shows that there are health issues especially in two main areas: sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), and reproductive health. Conditions in refugee camps and conflict situations cause the breakdown of social structures which exist to protect women. Reproductive health is a major issue for refugees because of the risks of SGBV, and the lack of reproductive healthcare in refugee camps. There is a high risk of maternal death; unwanted pregnancy, unsafe abortions and spread of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV/AIDS are also significant problems.

These problems require serious attention from the international humanitarian aid organisations which help refugees. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) outlines five key objectives to prevent SGBV, while the 2010 Inter-Agency Field Manual on Reproductive Health in Humanitarian Settings outlines eight main aspects which must be addressed to improve reproductive health. Although progress has been made in tackling refugee women’s health issues, much work remains to be done, and the severe risks to refugee women’s health must be addressed immediately.

 

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pdf.pngWhy is ‘Food Security’ now such an important health issue? BGTHA Journal: XXVIII

Title:

Why is ‘Food Security’ now such an important health issue?

Authors:

Ai Ru Lee and Eric Walker

 

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Citation:

1, Ai Ru Lee (2nd year Medical student), Global and Travel Health Special Study Module at Glasgow University

2, Eric Walker, Associate Professor in General Practice and Primary care; Glasgow University

 

Abstract

This article is of special relevance to practitioners with an interest in global health and placements in developing countries, e.g. VSO, NGOs.

 

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pdf.pngManagement of travellers with a food allergy BGTHA Journal: XXVIII

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Management of travellers with a food allergy

Authors:

Iain B McIntosh

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Citation:  

 BA (Hons), MBGB, FFTM RCPS (Glas). Past President of BGTHA.

Abstract

Food allergies, although common, need not be a barrier to international travel. This update considers the management of travellers presenting in the pre-travel health consultation.

 

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pdf.pngBook Review BGTHA Journal: XXVIII

Title:

Book Review

Authors:

Dr Mike Townend

 

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Abstract

A review of Circadian Physiology

 

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pdf.pngWrite an article for the BGTHA Journal BGTHA Journal: XXVIII

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Write an article for the BGTHA Journal

Authors:

Adrienne Willcox

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Citation:  

PhD, RN, M. FTM, RCPS(Glas) 

Abstract

Here are the guidelines for authors thinking of writing for the BGTHA Journal, together with some priority topics we wish to commission for 2017. Whether you are a new, aspiring writer or have been published before, please feel free to contact editors Adrienne Willcox and Becky Swadling to discuss your ideas.

 

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pdf.pngWhy The Ebola Virus Outbreak Of 2014 Claimed So Many Lives BGTHA Journal: XXVIII

Title:

Why The Ebola Virus Outbreak Of 2014 Claimed So Many Lives

Authors:

Ian Campbell Fitzpatrick

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Organisation: Glasgow University, School of Medicine.

Citation:  

3rd Year Medical Student, Glasgow University

Abstract

This report reviews what we know about the Ebola virus and discusses in detail why Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia - the three worst affected countries - were so vulnerable. It examines the social and cultural elements that facilitated the spread of the virus as well as the physical and structural challenges these countries faced that crippled their response. It explores the reasons behind why this endemic instilled such incredible fear, conspiracy and division amongst the affected communities which resulted in more fatalities.

 

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pdf.pngThe Annual Symposium of the Faculty of Travel Medicine: Ten years looking to the future. BGTHA Journal: XXVIII

Title:

The Annual Symposium of the Faculty of Travel Medicine: Ten years looking to the future.

Authors:

Emley Pine

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Nomad Travel Clinics

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Citation:  

Specialist Travel Health Nurse Trainer

Abstract

A review of the annual symposium of the FTM in Oct 2016.

 

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pdf.pngConsider the Montgomery Ruling Final BGTHA Journal: XXVIII

Title:

Consider the Montgomery Ruling Final

Authors:

Patricia Armstrong

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Pharmacist Assistant Professional Services Manager, Chief Pharmacist’s Office, Boots UK.

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Citation:  

FFRPS MRPharmS MFTM RCPS(Glasg)

Certificate Travel MedicineTM

Abstract

Obtaining valid consent is a fundamental part of every travel health consultation and one every travel health professional will be familiar with. A recent high court ruling – the Montgomery Ruling - has raised issues for every healthcare professional to consider.

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