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Indications for HRT

March 23, 2018

Interview with Dr John Eden, 2018

When should oestrogen and/or progestogen be used as HRT? (00:30)
Why is the age to commence HRT restricted to under 60 years? (02:45)
Can you safely restart HRT after cessation? (03:43)

Vaccination for Meningitis


Interview with Dr James Newcombe, 2018

How has meningococcal vaccination changed disease prevalence? (00:31)
Should adults be vaccinated for meningococcus and haemophilus? (02:22)
What new vaccinations for meningitis are being researched? (04:06)

Infective Meningitis

Interview with Dr James Newcombe, 2018

What are the common causes of infective meningitis? (00:31)
What is the difference between meningitis and meningism? (01:55)
What is parechovirus? (04:42)
How common is herpes meningitis and encephalitis? (06:24)

Gut Microbiome

Interview with Dr David Topping, 2018

What is the microbiome and why is it important? (00:30)
What is the hungry microbiome theory and how is it fed? (04:24)
What is fermentation and what does it do? (08:30)

Fermentation

Interview with Dr David Topping, 2018

What are prebiotics and probiotics? (00:31)
What are the different types of fibre and which is best for health? (03:35)
How can antioxidants affect the gut? (05:17)

Sexual Side-Effects and Antidepressants

Interview with Dr Jon-Paul Khoo, 2018

Pharmacology

Interview with Dr Jon-Paul Khoo, 2018

Vaccination of Older Patients

Interview with A/Prof Michael Woodward, 2018

Vaccination and Immunosuppression

Interview with A/Prof Michael Woodward, 2018

Current Research of Vaccinations

Interview with A/Prof Michael Woodward, 2018

Surgical Management of Menstrual Bleeding

Interview with A/Prof Kirsten Black, 2018

What is the incidence of malignancy as a cause of heavy menstrual bleeding? (00:31)
What are indications for hysterectomy over other managements? (01:38)
What is uterine artery embolisation? (03:42)

Medical Management of Menstrual Bleeding

Interview with A/Prof Deborah Bateson, 2018

How is heavy menstrual bleeding defined? (00:25)
What are the common causes of heavy menstrual bleeding? (01:58)
What is the work-up before referral for heavy menstrual bleeding? (03:12)
What are the medical treatments for heavy menstrual bleeding? (06:18)
When is conservative management appropriate? (09:20)