Content Updates

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See our August 2016 updates below, or view previous updates.

New health information leaflets, professional articles and medicine leaflets


Health information leaflets
Interstitial Cystitis/Painful Bladder Syndrome

Content revised as a result of new guidance, feedback, etc


NICE Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) - assessment and management, (July 2016) and EASL–EASD–EASO Clinical Practice Guidelines for the management of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, (2016)
Professional article: Steatohepatitis and Steatosis (Fatty Liver); health information leaflet: Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Content revised as a routine review

Professional reference articles 44
Achalasia
Acromioclavicular Joint Problems
Acute Abdominal Pain in Children
Acute Kidney Injury
Autistic Spectrum Disorders
Boils and Carbuncles
Bowen's Disease
Breech Presentations
Buerger's Disease
Chlamydial Genital Infection
Chronic Granulomatous Disease
Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
General Learning Disability
Head Lice
Infant Seborrhoeic Dermatitis
Interstitial Cystitis/Painful Bladder Syndrome
Kienböck's Disease
Lyme Disease
Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus
Mycosis Fungoides and Cutaneous
Nasal Injury and Nasal Foreign Bodies
Neck Lumps and Bumps
Neck Pain (Cervicalgia) and Torticollis
Nosebleed (Epistaxis)
Oral Ulceration
Osteogenesis Imperfecta
Osteomyelitis
Paroxysmal Nocturnal Haemoglobinuria
Patau's Syndrome (Trisomy 13)
Perioral Dermatitis
Phaeochromocytoma
Phenylketonuria
Pigmented Purpuric Dermatoses
Plasma Autoantibodies (Disease Associations)
Prepatellar Bursitis
Safeguarding Adults
Seborrhoeic Dermatitis
Septic Arthritis
Social Anxiety Disorder
Urodynamic Studies
Varicose Veins
Visual Field Defects
Wilms' Tumour
Health information leaflets 38
Achalasia
Acute Kidney Injury
Antispasmodic Medicines
Autistic Spectrum Disorders
Boil in the Ear Canal
Boils, Carbuncles and Furunculosis
Bowen's Disease
Breast-feeding
Buerger's Disease
Cardiotocography
Checking for Head Lice
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Genital Chlamydia
Head Lice and Nits
Housemaid's Knee (Prepatellar Bursitis)
Lotions and Sprays for Head Lice
Lyme Disease
Mallet Finger
Morton's Neuroma
Mouth Ulcers
Nonspecific Neck Pain
Nosebleed (Epistaxis)
Osteomyelitis
Phobias
Preventing DVT When You Travel
Safeguarding Adults
School Exclusion Times
Seborrhoeic Dermatitis
Seborrhoeic Dermatitis in Babies (Cradle Cap)
Septic Arthritis
Social Anxiety Disorder
Sperm Test (Semen Analysis)
Swollen Lymph Glands
Trigger Finger
Urodynamic Tests
Varicose Veins
Visual Problems
Wet Combing Treatment for Head Lice
Medicine leaflets 22
Alimemazine
Atazanavir for HIV
Betamethasone eye drops and eye ointment
Bezafibrate for hyperlipidaemia
Bisacodyl
Darunavir for HIV
Fludroxycortide for inflammatory skin conditions
Fosamprenavir for HIV
Glibenclamide for diabetes
Lamivudine for HIV
Lamivudine for hepatitis B infection
Lopinavir with ritonavir for HIV
Meloxicam for pain and inflammation
Nevirapine for HIV
Ritonavir for HIV
Rotavirus vaccine
Saquinavir for HIV
Sodium picosulfate
Spironolactone
Telmisartan - an angiotensin receptor blocker
Tipranavir for HIV
Zidovudine for HIV

Previous 2016 updates

Click here to see 2015 updates.

New health information leaflets
Charles Bonnet Syndrome
Multiple Pregnancy (eg, Twins/Triplets)
Premature Ovarian Insuffciency
Sever's Disease
Wound Infection
Zika Virus
Adrenal Fatigue
Cyclical Vomiting Syndrome
Iodine Deficiency
Abdominal Reduction (British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons - BAAPS)
Botulinum Toxin Injections (BAAPS)
Breast Augmentation (Enlargement) (BAAPS)
Breast Reduction (Reduction Mammoplasty) (BAAPS)
Breast Uplift (Mastopexy) (BAAPS)
Cosmetic Facial Injections (BAAPS)
Eyelid Surgery (BAAPS)
Facelifts (BAAPS)
Fat Transfer to Breast (Lipofilling) (BAAPS)
Laser Hair Removal (BAAPS)
Lasers in Plastic Surgery (BAAPS)
Lip Enhancement (BAAPS)
Male Breast Reduction for Gynaecomastia (BAAPS)
Reshaping Chins and Cheeks (BAAPS)
Rhinoplasty (Augmentation) (BAAPS)
Rhinoplasty (Reduction) (BAAPS)
Setting Back Prominent Ears (BAAPS)
Adult Sepsis Safety Net
Child Sepsis Safety Net
Bile Acid Malabsorption/Diarrhoea
Coronary Artery Spasm
Diabetic Amyotrophy
Diabetes and Alcohol (Diabetes UK)
Diabetes and Emotional Eating (Diabetes UK)
Diabetes and Motivation (Diabetes UK)
Diabetes Depression, Distress and 'Burnout' (Diabetes UK)
Diabetes and Sex (Diabetes UK)
Aortic Dissection
Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetic Neuropathy
Myelofibrosis
Osler-Weber-Rendu Syndrome
Screening Tests in the UK
Advice for Travel Abroad
Bullying
NHS and Other Care Options
Sources of NHS Help When Unwell
Practical Guide to Healthy Caring (NHS England)
Advice for Travel Abroad
Medical Negligence

New medicine leaflets
Soybean oil eye drops for dry eyes
Alogliptin tablets for diabetes
Dapoxetine tablets
Cobicistat tablets for HIV
Dolutegravir for HIV
Stavudine for HIV
Tenofovir for hepatitis B infection
Vortioxetine for depression

New professional reference articles
Premature Ovarian Insufficiency
Biosimilar Medicines (NHS England)
Zika Virus
Cyclical Vomiting Syndrome
Bile Acid Malabsorption/Diarrhoea
Diabetic Amyotrophy
Dizzy Spells Pathway (NHS England)
Transient Loss of Consciousness Pathway (NHS England)

Content revised as a result of new guidance

MonthProfessional reference articlesHealth information leaflets
JulyPsoriatic ArthritisPsoriatic Arthritis
JuneNoneNone
MayNoneNone
AprilNoneNone
MarchHeart Failure Diagnosis and Investigation
Heart Failure Management
Palliative Care of Heart Failure
Heart Failure
FebruaryMenopause and its Management
Hormone Replacement Therapy (including Benefits and Risks)
HRT - Initial Consultation
HRT - Follow-up Assessments
HRT - Topical
Menopause and Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)
Menopause - Alternatives to HRT
JanuaryPremature Labour
Preterm Prelabour Rupture of Membranes
Pregnancy - Labour

Content revised as a result of routine review

MonthProfessional reference articlesHealth information leafletsMedicines leaflets
July341315
June492623
May413915
April452612
March672833
February52209
January472618