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Our aim is for the Clinidirect Knowledge Centre to become a leading information resource for healthcare professionals, patients and carers.

The Clinidirect Knowledge Centre currently provides information and articles on a range of topics in a series of informative chapters.

Overtime new resources will be added to provide educational support in a range of different media formats.

Health Advice and Travel Medication for Business Trips to Pakistan
Although contracting a serious infectious disease while on your business trip to Pakistan is highly unlikely, becoming ill in some way is fairly common amongst travellers to this part of the world. Fortunately, most of these illnesses are either easily treatable or entirely preventable with a bit of forward planning, the right travel medication and a healthy dose of common-sense.
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Probiotics and paediatric eczema prevention
Allergic diseases have become a major health problem over the past few decades and the occurrence of eczema (atopic dermatitis) has increased dramatically during this time. It has been suggested that the so-called ‘Hygiene Hypothesis’ is responsible for these increases, especially in the Western world. In the ‘Hygiene Hypothesis’, reduced exposure to bacteria in early life pre-programs a child’s immune system towards an unnecessary allergic response to many commonly experienced environmental ‘triggers’. Eczema usually begins in infancy with half of all eczema patients first showing symptoms before the age of one. It is a complicated skin condition that occurs due to an exaggerated immune response to environmental substances (allergens) that leads to severe skin inflammation and itching.
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Should You Buy Anti-Malaria Tablets? Is it Safe to Drive at Night? – Travel Safety Advice for Tanzania
Tanzania is a major draw for travellers in search of natural splendour, incredible wildlife and of course Africa’s highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro. Tanzania is also one of the most peaceful countries in East Africa, although if you’re planning a trip there, whether for business or solely for pleasure, there are a few travel safety tips to bear in mind. We've clarified what you should do to stay safe before and during your trip to Tanzania – from whether you need to buy anti-malaria tablets, to how to carry your money.....
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Traveller's Diarrhoea
Every year, many people go on holiday abroad and look forward to enjoying the tempting local cuisine and all-you-can-eat buffets on offer. However, despite our best efforts to watch what we eat while on holiday, it is almost inevitable that some of us will suffer from ‘holiday tummy’ – otherwise known as ‘travellers’ diarrhoea’.
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All Eyes on Rio: A Business Visitor’s Guide to Enjoying Brazil’s ‘Marvellous City’
It’s fair to say that Rio is going through somewhat of a rejuvenation in the lead up to the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The city’s high crime rate and brash reputation for nightlife is softening, making way for a fresh injection of culture, positivity and efficiency ahead of these all-important sporting events. With all international eyes on Rio then, here’s a guide to getting the most out of your business trip to the second largest city in Brazil.
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3 (Wrong) Assumptions People Make on Business Trips to Malaysia
You don’t need anti-malaria tablets for Malaysia, right? What about an umbrella? Malaysia is a varied and fascinating country; the geography almost as diverse as its culture and ethnic make-up. Here are three common misconceptions about Malaysia that, once revealed, should ensure you get the most out of your business trip
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Purple Urine Bag Syndrome
Purple urine bag syndrome was first reported in 1978. This medical syndrome can occur in people who have a long term urinary catheter and coexisting urinary tract infection. Read for more information.....
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Hygiene and Catheter care
Urinary catheter-based infections are common and can lead to serious illness and death. Read here for advice on how to prevent infection.
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Introducing our new Continence Blogger
Hello my name is Karen Powell and I am a nurse who specialises in bladder and bowel care. With over 12 years’ experience in this speciality I am here to provide advice and support to both
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The NHS Electronic Prescription Service
A new way to get your NHS prescription quickly and easily
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Eczema in a hot climate: Preventing flares whilst on holiday
Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is the most common skin condition in infancy and childhood. Breakdown of the skin barrier makes the skin susceptible to trigger factors which can make the eczema worse. Eczema can have a significant impact on quality of life and eczema patients often experience seasonal variations because temperature, humidity and pollen are all eczema triggers.
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Top 5 Travel Safety Tips for Your Business Trip to Nigeria
Most business trips to Nigeria in Western Africa are more likely to go without incident if sensible and appropriate precautions are taken – both before departure and whilst you’re away. From malaria prevention to keeping your valuables safe, here are the top 5 travel safety tips to ensure your business trip to Nigeria runs as smoothly as possible.
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Catheter related lifestyle issues
This week’s three common questions relate to other catheter related lifestyle issues
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Catheter related issues
This week's three common questions relate to the issues that arise when a catheter is in situ.
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