Monthly Archives: January 2011

BMJ 2011: 342: 179 – 236 (22nd Jan)

Only one article of note, but an absolute doozy of one – a paper by Mary Fewtrell, David Wilson, Ian Booth, and Alan Lucas (yes, I am shamelessly courting the Googlers), questioning the current advice to delay solids until six … Continue reading

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Prescriber 2011: 22(1/2) (January)

A couple of new drug names: Prucalopride is a new treatment licenced for the treatment of chronic constipation in women unrelieved by at least two laxatives from different classes at highest tolerated recommended doses for at least six months.  Why … Continue reading

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JFPRHC 2011: 37(1) (January)

Although I’m well aware that I’m no spring chicken, I don’t consider myself over the hill either; I was thus a little surprised to find out that, at forty, I have now officially reached the age where it would be … Continue reading

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Scabies and head lice (Prescriber January 2011)

Guidelines for scabies treatment can be found here or here.  Some useful points, meanwhile: Although manufacturers of scabicidal products only advise applying them from the neck downwards, the BNF actually advises applying them to the entire body, top to toe, … Continue reading

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Links on flu

Not a journal, but had a couple of useful links on influenza that I wanted to remember: http://www.dh.gov.uk/prod_consum_dh/groups/dh_digitalassets/documents/digitalasset/dh_123319.pdf – guidance on prescribing oseltamivir http://www.rcpch.ac.uk/Policy/H1N1Influenza – general info

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BMJ 2011: 342: 115 – 178 (15th January)

Gout and sarcomas. Gout A couple of letters added points to the ones covered in the 15th November consultation.  Apparently, guidelines advise 0.5 mg colchicine 2 – 3 times daily for three days.  Thanks – that’s helpful.  Prednisolone, if it’s … Continue reading

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BMJ 2011: 342: 59 – 114 (8th January)

We already knew that Wakefield’s infamous theory of ‘autistic enterocolitis’ triggered by the MMR was not borne out by further research.  We already knew that his supposed discovery of measles virus in the guts of autistic children was an artefact … Continue reading

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