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Combining SGLT2 and DPP-4 Inhibition in Type 2 Diabetes with Prof Merlin Thomas

January 09, 2019

This article discusses the evidence for using a combination of SGLT2 inhibitors & DPP-4 inhibitors in addition to standard care for the management of type 2 diabetes and its complications.
Written by Prof Merlin Thomas, MBChB, PhD, FRACP
Prof Merlin Thomas is a Professor of Medicine at Monash University, Melbourne. Professor Thomas …

The Use of Hormones in Menopausal Therapy and Contraception: Coming Full Circle with Dr Terri Foran

December 17, 2018

This article discusses the history of hormonal therapy in menopause and contraception.
Written by Dr Terri Foran MB BS (Syd), MClin Ed (UNSW), FAChSHM
Dr Terri Foran is a Sexual Health Physician with special interests in contraception, menopause issues and the management of sexually transmitted infections. She is presently engaged in clinical …

Diabetes in the Older Adult with Prof Merlin Thomas

December 13, 2018

This article discusses the complications and considerations associated with managing older patients with type 2 diabetes and the need for an individualised approach.
Written by Prof Merlin Thomas, MBChB, PhD, FRACP
Prof Merlin Thomas is a Professor of Medicine at Monash University, Melbourne. Professor Thomas is both a physician and a research …

Managing Diabetes in Patients with Liver Disease with Prof Merlin Thomas

December 04, 2018

This article discusses how to assess abnormal liver function in a patient with type 2 diabetes, and the importance of managing this condition to improve long-term health outcomes.
Written by Prof Merlin Thomas, MBChB, PhD, FRACP
Prof Merlin Thomas is a Professor of Medicine at Monash University, Melbourne. Professor Thomas is both …

DPP-4 Inhibitors: Similarities and Differences with Prof Merlin Thomas

This article discusses the latest evidence on the incidence and prevalence of Traveller’s Diarrhoea, and how it is best prevented, assessed and treated.
Written by Prof Merlin Thomas, MBChB, PhD, FRACP
Prof Merlin Thomas is a Professor of Medicine at Monash University, Melbourne. Professor Thomas is both a physician and a research …

Controlling Glucose in Patients with Renal Impairment with Prof Merlin Thomas

This article discusses common co-morbidities of type 2 diabetes and poor kidney function, and how optimal management must account for the mutual effects of one condition on the other.
Written by Prof Merlin Thomas, MBChB, PhD, FRACP
Prof Merlin Thomas is a Professor of Medicine at Monash University, Melbourne. Professor Thomas is …

Traveller’s Diarrhoea with Dr Bernard Hudson

November 09, 2018

This article discusses the latest evidence on the incidence and prevalence of Traveller’s Diarrhoea, and how it is best prevented, assessed and treated.
Written by Dr Bernard Hudson, MBBS (Hons) DTPH FACTM FAFPHM FRACP FRCPA
Dr Bernard Hudson is a Senior Staff Specialist with the Department of Microbiology & Infectious Diseases at …

Omega-3 Marine Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids Post-myocardial Infarction with A/Prof David Colquhoun

November 01, 2018

This article discusses the diagnosis and management of infantile colic.
Written by A/Prof David Colquhoun, MBBS FRACP FCSANZ
Associate Professor David Colquhoun is a cardiologist in clinical practice and is actively involved in research. He is the President of the Queensland branch of the National Heart Foundation of Australia (NHFA); a member …

Infantile Colic with Dr Rupert Hinds

October 25, 2018

This article discusses the diagnosis and management of infantile colic.
Written by Dr Rupert Hinds, MBBS
Dr Rupert Hinds commenced working as Paediatric Gastroenterologist at Monash Medical Centre in March 2009. Prior to this he had worked in the UK as a consultant at King’s College Hospital and St Thomas’s Hospital in …

Gastro-oesophageal Reflux in Infants with Dr Rupert Hinds

This article discusses the General Practice management of gastro-oesophageal reflux in infants.
Written by Dr Rupert Hinds, MBBS
Dr Rupert Hinds commenced working as Paediatric Gastroenterologist at Monash Medical Centre in March 2009. Prior to this he had worked in the UK as a consultant at King’s College Hospital and St Thomas’s …

Hyperhidrosis: Not Just A Cosmetic Problem

August 08, 2018

This article provides an overview of the clinical approach, investigation and management of hyperhidrosis.
Written by Dr Robert Rosen MBBS MMed FACD, Dr Thomas Stewart BBioMedSc MBBS FRACGP, Cassandra Du Marchand (Undergraduate, School of Nursing, University of Sydney)
Dr Rosen is a dermatologist and Managing Director at Southern Suburbs Dermatology. He is …

COPD Updates: Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee Recommendations about Inhaled Medications

August 01, 2018

This article discusses the updated recommendations for use of inhaled medications in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, effective 1 August 2018.
Written by Dr Philip Lee BScMed MBBS (Hons) UNSW FRACP
Dr Philip Lee is a consultant in Respiratory and Sleep Medicine at St George Hospital. He has received local and …