Goodfellow Gems



The Goodfellow Foundation's support for the Goodfellow Unit stems from a relationship formed between the Goodfellow family and the University of Auckland in 1978. More

Goodfellow Gems are chosen by the Goodfellow Unit director Dr Bruce Arroll to be either practice changing or practice maintaining. The information is educational and not clinical advice. The Goodfellow Unit owns the copyright of the Gems.


The Latest GEMS


Freezing is better than acid for common warts, but the same for plantar warts


Depression and isotretinoin - another reason for low dose


Drugs for male and female pattern baldness. Small benefit from finasteride and minoxidil

Stop using topical antibiotics


One third of non-coeliac patients with gluten sensitivity can detect gluten

Great patient decision aid for primary prevention of CVD


CPAP for OSA improves quality of life but not reduce CVD events



Gems are chosen by the Goodfellow director DrBruce Arroll to be either practice changing or practice maintaining. The information is educational and not clinical advice. ©The Goodfellow Unit

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