Monthly Archives: May 2015

Why bisphosphonates may be overrated

There has been some talk lately about whether it is really worthwhile to have as low a threshold as we do for treating osteoporosis with bisphosphonates, and some researchers have now put a useful figure on this – a meta-analysis … Continue reading

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Warts

Are still difficult to treat, but there are some interesting (albeit unlicenced) options of which I hadn’t previously heard: Vitamin D analogues Topical retinoids 5-fluorouracil On the minus side, however, further studies into duct tape treatment have found it doesn’t … Continue reading

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Brimonidine gel

I don’t usually pay too much attention to the articles in Prescriber touting new drugs, but this one actually fills a gap in the market and is thus worth remembering – brimonidine gel (Mirvaso), which has been found to treat … Continue reading

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Foot drop

Possible sites of lesions causing foot drop, working from superior to inferior: L5 nerve root Sciatic nerve Common peroneal nerve Deep peroneal nerve Superficial peroneal nerve Working through the other symptoms associated with different sites, in reverse order of the … Continue reading

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