Role of Aspirin in Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease
Aspirin was discovered in 1897. Since then it has been used extensively in the prevention of Cardiovascular disease. The ESC Guidelines 2012 state that ‘Aspirin cannot be recommended in primary prevention due to its increased risk of major bleeding’
Asthma and COPD
Another video in TheSynapse eCME series discussing Asthma, COPD and interlap between these two diseases as well as medications for controlling these diseases.
Investigations and Management of Erectile Dysfunction
The aetiology can range from psychogenic to vascular problems. Clinicians need to investigate the cause of the problem before treatment. Effective treatment is available and the choice of treatment depends very much on the characteristics of the drugs used and especially to the side effect…
Over the last decade or so we have seen huge developments in the drug management of diabetes starting with the re discovery of old medications like metformin which has regained importance in the management of diabetes as well as the introduction of new classes of…
The Role of the Sports
In this video, Dr Kirill Micallef Stafrace gives us an insight on a relatively new speciality – that of Sports and Exercise Medicine We know that increasing physical activity and exercise are crucial to the adoption of a healthy lifestyle especially in persons diagnosed with…
A mass casualty incident is any incident where the number of casualties and the requirements to deal with that incident outweights the available resources.
Advances in the management of peripheral vascular disease in Diabetics
In this eLearning video, Prof Kevin Cassar discusses the recent advances in the management of peripheral vascular disease in diabetic patients and what can be done by health care professionals to improve the early diagnosis and management of peripheral vascular disease.
Coeliac Disease, Food Allergies and Food Intolerance
Coeliac Disease and Food Intolerance seem to be receiving more exposure as times goes by and are even at times these terms are used interchangeably. This is further fueled by media adverts claiming the ability to accurately diagnose and treat these conditions.
The first World Antibiotic Awareness Week aims to increase awareness of global antibiotic resistance and to encourage best practices among the general public, health workers and policy makers to avoid the further emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance.
Medical Indemnity Insurance
This video is intended to give an overview of Medical Indemnity Insurance and is the first video of its kind on The Synapse. For this interview we invited Mr. Peter England from England Insurance Agency who has specialised in Medical Indemnity insurance since 2001. Since…
Managing Breast Cancer
The management of Breast Cancer has changed dramatically over the years. Not only has the surgical techniques changed but a team approach is now the rule rather than the exception.
In this edition we are proud to have Dr Mark Muscat who is a public health specialist with long experience working in the field of epidemiology and surveillance of communicable diseases. During eight years of work at the Statens Serum Institut of Denmark.