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Non-opioid Analgesics and Non-traditional Opioids in General Practice

May 02, 2017

This article discusses the use of non-opioid analgesics and non-traditional opioids in the management of pain in General Practice
Written by Dr Marc A Russo, MBBS DA (UK) FANZCA FFPMANZCA and Dr Willem Volschenk MBChB, FCA (SA) FANZCA, FFPMANZCA
Dr Marc Russo is a Specialist Pain Medicine Physician and Director of the …

Micronised Progesterone and Its Relevance to the Management of the Menopause

February 13, 2017

This article discusses why some of the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) Randomised Clinical Trial conclusions are now considered to be exaggerated.
Written by Prof Rod Baber B.PHARM, MB BS FRCOG FRANZCOG
Rod Baber is Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney and is Head of the …

Body-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy

February 01, 2017

Micronised Progesterone is Finally Available in Australia

This article discusses the novel body-identical progesterone compared to other hormone replacement therapies and its place in the treatment of menopause.
Dr John Eden is a certificated reproductive endocrinologist and gynaecologist. He is a Conjoint …

Overcoming Barriers to Menopausal Hormone Therapy

January 20, 2017

This article examines the role of various MHT preparations on the management of menopause.
Written by Professor Bronwyn Stuckey BA MBBS FRACP
Bronwyn Stuckey is a clinical endocrinologist specialising in reproductive endocrinology. She is a consultant physician in Endocrinology and Diabetes at the Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Perth, Western Australia, Medical Director of …

The Identification and Prevention of Obesity in Children

December 15, 2016

This article discusses the proper identification and management of overweight and obese children in general practice.
Written by Dr Robyn Littlewood BSc, PGDipNut&D, MMedSc, PhD, GCEL and Dr Jacqueline Walker B App Sc. (Ex and Sport Sc), B. Sc (Nutrition and Dietetics) (Hons), PhD
Dr Robyn Littlewood the Director of Dietetics and Food …

Stopping and Starting the Pill

December 05, 2016

This article discusses the recommendations for starting and stopping combined hormonal contraception, the use of bridging contraception and other relevant clinical considerations.

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 …

Adult Asthma Management in the Real World

November 28, 2016

From Dilemma to Solution

This article is about the management of asthma in adults and how to interpret symptoms and signs to tailor therapy appropriately.
Written by Dr Gregory Katsoulotos BSc (Med), MBBS (Hons1), PhD, FRACP
Dr Gregory Katsoulotos specialises in all aspects of respiratory medicine and sleep disorders. He has a PhD …

Postpartum Contraception

November 18, 2016

This article describes the importance of postpartum contraception, dispels some of the myths and details the pros and cons of the various contraceptive options available in Australia.

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 …

Improving Function in Patients with Depression

October 30, 2016

This article discusses the frequently unrecognised impacts on a patient’s health of a diagnosis of major depressive disorder.
Written by Prof Malcolm Hopwood MD FRANZCP
Malcolm Hopwood is the Ramsay Health Care Professor of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, based at the Albert Road Clinic (ARC) in Melbourne, Australia. At the ARC he is the …

Contraception and the Older Woman

October 27, 2016

This article discusses the safest forms of contraception for older women, how to maximise the clinical advantages of these and when it is safe to discontinue the chosen method.

Written by Dr Terri Foran MB BS (Syd), MClin Ed (UNSW), FAChSHM
Dr Terri Foran is a Sexual Health Physician with special interests in …

Detection, Assessment and Management of Men with Androgen Deficiency in General Practice

October 20, 2016

This article discusses the appropriate assessment and treatment for androgen deficiency in men.
Written by Prof Bu Beng Yeap MBBS FRACP PhD
Prof Bu Yeap is a Professor at the School of Medicine and Pharmacology, University of Western Australia and consultant endocrinologist at the Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes, Fiona Stanley Hospital, Perth. He …

Acute Pain Management

August 02, 2016

The Scientific Evidence – What is Important for the GP?

The following article will summarise relevant and new findings regarding Acute Pain Management, including the use of analgesics relating to GP.

Written by Stephan A. Schug MD FANZCA FFPMANZCA
Professor and Chair of Anaesthesiology, Pharmacology, Pharmacy and Anaesthesiology Unit, University of Western Australia …