Medication

Managing DVT with Rivaroxaban

MEDCASE: Rivaroxaban for treatment of deep vein thrombosis

Vildagliptin: a new option for managing type 2 diabetes

MEDCASE: This recently funded hypoglycaemic medication allows you to better tailor a treatment regime to individual patient needs.

Deprescribing medications

Leanne Te Karu talks with us about deprescribing medications. Leanne is a prescribing pharmacist with over 25 years experience across a wide range of settings. She has worked for the quality safety commission and also BPAC. Leanne was a founding member of the Māori pharmacists association and was the inaugural recipient of clinical pharmacist of the year award.

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. 

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