Monthly Archives: June 2011

Prescriber 2011:22(12) (19th June)

Just a few useful snippets this time: One possible treatment for nocturia due to storage symptoms, in LUTS in men, is Furosemide 40 mg at 4 pm.  Gets the fluid out before bedtime. I don’t think I’ve ever in my … Continue reading

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BMJ 2011: 342: 1371 – 1428 (25th June)

When treating women with hyperemesis gravidarum, check the urine for ketones.  Ketonuria is a danger sign, as is vomiting >5x/day and/or failure to drink at least 500 ml/day.  Low-risk reatments include acupressure, pyridoxine, metoclopramide, domperidone, prochlorperazine, chlorpromazine 10 – 25 … Continue reading

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BMJ 2011: 342: 1319 – 1370 (18th June)

Useful tip for examining the eyes of 6 – 8-week-old babies – getting the mother to hold the baby forward at a 45-degree angle while jiggling its bottom with her free hand (as illustrated by enormously cute photo of suspicious-looking … Continue reading

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BMJ 2011: 342: 1217 – 1268 (4th June)

Two interesting snippets of information this week.  Firstly (page 1261), you can get away with using aminoglycoside drops for one or two weeks in a patient with a tympanic perforation as long as it’s a one-off – however, the drops … Continue reading

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