The International Association for the Study of Pain has designated 2021 as the Global Year About Back Pain, so it is timely to consider how to treat patients with acute low back pain in New Zealand. This article, by Cathy Chapple and Julia Hill, describes the STarT Back screening tool and matched care approach, which is based on identification of psychosocial factors that increase the risk of developing chronic low back pain
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When clinically indicated, empagliflozin can be started in patients with type 2 diabetes using the steps shown in this resource. Always maintain metformin treatment if tolerated.
Talking points, relevant for all patients starting empagliflozin, are provided along with two algorithms and accompanying prescribing notes. Which algorithm you follow will depend on your patient’s level of hypoglycaemia risk