General Practice roundup - Bruce Arroll

Date Published: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 07:30

Professor Bruce Arroll discusses a range of topics relevant to general practice, including the use of ondansetron to reduce diarrhoea in irritable bowel disease, treatment of resistant hypertension, strengthening exercise in planter fasciitis, nausea in pregnancy and more.

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  • Is ondansetron effective in reducing diarrhoea for people with irritable bowel?
  • Treating resistant hypertension is difficult. Is spironolactone any good in treating diastolic dysfunction heart failure?
  • Are strength exercises better that stretching for treating patients with planter fasciitis?
  • Is there an evidence base for using crystallised ginger for reducing nausea and symptoms of morning sickness?
  • How are resistant head lice treated with aural co-trimoxazole?
  • The results from the “improve it” trial – Does azetimibe reduce CVD events.
  • Using propranolol to treat  strawberry naevus.
  • Peanut allergy in high risk infants. Exposure or avoidance?

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Prof. Bruce Arroll
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