Monthly Archives: June 2015

Walking programme for back pain

Prescriber cites an interesting study on the use of a walking programme for back pain: Pain 2015; 156(1): 131 – 47. In this RCT, the use of a walking programme, usual tailored physical therapy, and a weekly group exercise class, … Continue reading

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Management of hepatic pruritus

Couple of helpful pointers in this month’s BJGP: Mild localised itch: 1% menthol in aqueous cream Moderate/severe or generalised itch: Oral cholestyramine. Generally well tolerated, but has unpleasant taste which can be improved by mixing with fruit juice; other side-effects … Continue reading

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Glucocorticoid withdrawal

This comes from an old Prescriber issue I had knocking around; May 2013, vol 24(10). Authors are two consultant endocrinologists (Afroze Abbas and Robert Murray) and one specialist registrar (Amalia Iliopoulou), from the endocrinology department at Leeds. Dr Abbas also … Continue reading

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