BMJ family highlights
- Family Practice International. Walling, Anne D. // American Family Physician;12/15/2000, Vol. 62 Issue 12, p2688
Presents clinical information for physicians on family practice from several international family medicine literature. Incidence of community acquired pneumonia in Australia; Prevalence of primary open angle glaucoma in Great Britain; Causes of acute headaches in children.
- Severe sciatica? Try a walletectomy. R.M.D. // Cortlandt Forum;3/25/96, Vol. 9 Issue 3, p124
Discusses the use of wallet pressure as alternative treatment for sciatica. Sedentary lifestyle as risk factor; Resulting neurovascular dysfunction and axonal or demyelinating nerve injury.
- Latanoprost may cause migraines. // Ophthalmology Times;04/15/2001, Vol. 26 Issue 8, p74
Focuses on a study which reported that the use of the prostaglandin F2-alpha derivative latanoprost to treat glaucoma may cause migraine headaches. Overview of the study.
- Semantic confusion. Al-Humadi, Adil H. // Medical Economics;10/09/95, Vol. 72 Issue 19, p108
Presents an anecdote about a physician's exasperation over a patient who keep on insisting that her sciatica radiates to her cheeks.
- How to tell if you have sciatica. Young, Stephanie // Glamour;Dec93, Vol. 91 Issue 12, p37
Presents suggestions on how to determine if a person has sciatica. Pain from inflammation of the sciatic nerve; Common causes of sciatica; Treatment.
- Why you need pocket change. // Men's Health (10544836);Jun97, Vol. 12 Issue 5, p54
Focuses on the findings of Kevin Reilly, a chiropractic sports physician that men suffer from chronic lower-back pain called sciatica because of loaded wallets. How one can get such pain; Tips to avoid acquiring sciatica.
- Treating sciatica in the face of poor evidence: It may be necessary to extrapolate from evidence on treatment of other neuropathic pain syndromes. Chou, Roger // BMJ: British Medical Journal (Overseas & Retired Doctors Edition;3/17/2012, Vol. 344 Issue 7848, p12
The author discusses the linked systematic review and meta-analysis of the use of drugs for the treatment of sciatica and other neuropathic pain syndromes by Pinto and colleagues. It states that the randomised trial show no benefits of drugs, such as anticonvulsant and antidepressants, over...
- Clinical setting may not reflect phase III glaucoma trials. Scerra, Chet // Ophthalmology Times;9/15/2002, Vol. 27 Issue 18, p32
Examines the factors affecting the effectiveness of anti-glaucoma medicines. Clinical manifestations of glaucoma; Types of medicines used to treat glaucoma; Comparison between latanoprost and brimonidine.
- Headache: Osteopathic Evaluation, Diagnosis and Treatment. Lintonbon, David // Positive Health;May2011, Issue 182, p1
The article discusses osteopathic intervention of headache. It cites five main classifications of headaches including vascular, tension, pressure, cranial neuralgias, and psychotic. It explains the types of pain and severity of headache. It offers information on painful structures in the head...