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Gastro-oesophageal Reflux in Infants

October 25, 2018

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 …

Violent Video Games and Their Impact

July 04, 2018

This article outlines the research findings about the impact of playing violent video games and advises on healthy video game use.
Written by Dr Wayne Warburton BPsych Hons(1) (Macq), PhD (Macq), MAPS (Aus), MAPS (US), FISRA
Dr Wayne Warburton is a Senior Lecturer in developmental psychology at Macquarie University and is also …

Mammographic Breast Density: A New Era for Breast Cancer Screening and Prevention

June 19, 2018

This article discusses how high mammographic breast density lowers the sensitivity of breast cancer screening and increases breast cancer risk.
Written by Dr Stephen Birrell BMBS PhD FRACS
Dr Stephen Birrell is founder and chief medical officer of Wellend Health, an Adelaide women’s health clinic and research centre. In addition, Stephen is …

Evidence-based Refinement of the Diagnosis and Management in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

This article discusses the recent refinements to the diagnosis and management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
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 international awards for his research work …

Myths and Misconceptions Regarding Menopause and Menopausal Hormonal Therapy

May 23, 2018

This article discusses the outcome of research concerning menopause and menopausal hormonal therapy.
Written by A/Prof Amanda Vincent MBBS, BMed Sci, PhD, FRACP
Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor Amanda Vincent is a clinician researcher working as a Consultant endocrinologist at Monash Health, Melbourne working in the Menopause clinic (including the Early Menopause clinic), …

The Role of Low Dose Aspirin in the Secondary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease

April 03, 2018

This article discusses the evidence for and role of aspirin in the secondary prevention of cardiovascular events following the clinical manifestation of atherosclerotic disease.
Written by Prof Christopher Reid MSc PhD FESC and Dr Adeleh Shirangi MPH PhD
Prof Christopher Reid is a cardiovascular epidemiologist with a PhD in Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine. …

Modern Radiation Therapy and Hormone Therapy for Localised Prostate Cancer

March 14, 2018

This article discusses the importance of referral of patients with prostate cancer for consideration of radiation therapy if active treatment is considered.
Written by A/Prof Sandra Turner MBBS FRANZCR and Dr Lucinda Morris BA MBBS FRANZCR
A/Prof Turner is a radiation oncologist in Sydney with over 20 years experience in the treatment …

Update on Herpes Zoster

December 06, 2017

This article discusses herpes zoster, the condition and its complications as well as the benefits, risks and challenges associated with the herpes zoster vaccine.
Written by Dr John Litt MB.BS DRACOG MSc (Epid.)(McMaster) FRACGP FAFPHM PhD (Flinders), Prof Tony Cunningham AO FAHMS, FRACP, FRCPA, FASM and Prof Paul Van Buynder MBBS …

Sexual Side-effects Associated with Antidepressants: A Clinical Guide

November 22, 2017

This article discusses the sexual side-effects of the various antidepressants and what can be done about this issue.
Written by Professor David Jonathan Castle MBChB MSc CGUT MD DLSHTM FRCPsych FRANZCPI
David is Professor of Psychiatry at St Vincent’s Health and The University of Melbourne. He has wide clinical and research interests, …

Iron Deficiency: Translating New Evidence into Practice

June 27, 2017

This article discusses the importance, particularly in high risk groups, of the identification and correct management of iron deficiency
Written by Dr Sandra Minck MBBS FRACGP, Dr Pradeep Jayasuriya MBBS, Dr Michael Leahy MBChB FRACP FRCP (London) FRCPath and Trudi Gallagher RN
Dr Sandra Minck is a Medical Officer with the Transfusion …