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Management of acne
Primary Care Dermatology Society

Choosing an appropriate inhaler device for the treatment of adults with asthma or COPD
Development Group: Usmani, Capstick, Chowhan, & Scullion

Summary of the management of asthma in adults (from the British guideline on the management of asthma)
The British Thoracic Society & Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network

Appropriate choice of long-acting reversible contraception in primary care
Development group: Connolly, Mansour, Raine & Siddiqi

Multimorbidity: clinical assessment and management
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

Clinical focus: Gastrointestinal

Ulcerative colitis usually affects the rectum, and a variable extent of the colon proximal to the rectum. The inflammation is continuous in extent. Inflammation of the rectum is referred to as proctitis, and inflammation of the rectum and sigmoid as proctosigmoiditis. Left-sided colitis refers to disease involving the colon distal to the splenic flexure. Extensive colitis affects the colon proximal to the splenic flexure, and includes pan-colitis, where the whole colon is involved.

This Guidelines summary includes the key priorities for implementation, and sections on pregnant women, and monitoring.

The management of adults with coeliac disease in primary care
Primary Care Society for Gastroenterology
Faecal incontinence in adults: management
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

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