Medication

Antibiotic prescribing challenges

PODCAST: Professor Bruce Arroll talks about antibiotic use and the prescribing challenges that GPs face.

Management of gout in Aotearoa New Zealand

Dr Helen Fulcher, Goodfellow GP Advisor talks with Rheumatologist, Professor Nicola Dalbeth and Consultant Prescribing Pharmacist Leanne Te Karu talks about the management of gout in New Zealand.

Cannabinoids for pain management - Giresh Kanji

Dr Giresh Kanji talks about prescribing cannabinoids for pain management in primary care. Giresh is a musculoskeletal pain specialist who competed a PhD in chronic pain in 2013. He is currently performing a randomised control trial in chronic low back pain.

Intensive blood pressure control in the elderly - Bruce Arroll

Professor Bruce Arroll discusses the issues around intensive blood pressure control in the elderly. Bruce is a GP in south Auckland and professor of general practice at the University of Auckland.

Alprazolam and benzodiazepine prescribing - Rob Shieff

Rob Shieff talks about the removal of alprazolam (Xanax) from the New Zealand pharmaceutical schedule and issues around benzodiazepine prescribing. Rob is a general adult psychiatrist practising in Auckland. His special interest is in the evaluation and management of anxiety and mood disorders.

Webinar: An update on adult asthma

Professor John Kolbe reviewed the plethora of new inhalers that have come onto the market. 

The role of inflammation versus spasm in the lungs and the role of inhaled corticosteroids in the management of asthma was covered, as well as inhaled steroids and pneumonia.

The webinar was introduced and moderated by Professor Bruce Arroll, Director of the Goodfellow Unit. 

Pharmacology in sports medicine

There are a variety of medications which are commonly used in a sports medicine setting. These are usually used to manage pain or in an attempt to reduce inflammation. Elite athletes may be subject to drug testing. For these athletes, doctors can be very ‘dangerous’ people as the use of many common medications can lead to a positive drug test. 

Topical Antibiotics - Emma Best

Dr Emma Best talks about how we can reduce the usage of topical antibiotics in primary care.

Emma is a paediatric infectious disease specialist at Starship Hospital and a senior lecturer in the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Auckland.

Gout: treatment & management

Gout is one of the most common forms of acute arthritis, particularly among Māori and Pacific men as well as older people on diuretic therapy. While acute gout is reasonably well managed, prevention of long term gout and its complications, tophi, skin ulceration, chronic joint damage, renal and cardiovascular disease is not.

Following completion of this short course you will:

Osteoarthritis - Dan Exeter

Dr Dan Exeter talks about non-surgical management of osteoarthritis. Dan is a sport and exercise physician based at Axis Sports Medicine clinic in Auckland. He is medical director for Athletics New Zealand and a senior lecturer at the University of Auckland.

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