Peter, a 66-year-old retired business-man, underwent a pancreaticoduodenectomy (Whipple procedure) for pancreatic adenocarcinoma one year ago. He also received adjuvant chemotherapy with gemcitabine for six months post-surgery.
24 September 2018
Patricia is 76 years old; a tall, slim retired shop manager. Many months ago you referred her to a local cardiologist after she had come to you complaining of new ankle oedema. Examination at the time revealed a loud midsystolic murmur.
17 September 2018
Lachlan, a 17-year-old high-school student, presents after a two-week history of a pruritic rash over the pubic area and both buttocks. The rash was first noticed 48 hours after a family holiday at a Victorian resort.
06 September 2018
Genevieve, a 73-year-old female presents with a four-year history of symmetrical painful peripheral neuropathy, with tactile hyperaesthesia worse at night. She has a past history of anxiety and osteoarthritis.
04 September 2018
Judith is an 82-year-old woman from a low-level care facility. Over the last week, she has developed new urinary incontinence and frequency. She has a history of hypertension and osteoarthritis and is allergic to nitrofurantoin (rash).
28 August 2018
Nirav is a 37-year-old man of South-Asian descent. He moved to Australia with his wife 10 years ago and works in a plastics factory. He presents as a new patient, complaining of a high fever and body aches for the past four days.
22 August 2018
Sarah is a 34-year-old divorced woman who presents with concerns about her mood and anxiety. She has a two-year history of depression and in the past six months has also developed anxiety symptoms.
16 August 2018
Earl is 78; he retired from the public service more than 20 years ago because of his rheumatoid arthritis. He received what was conventional treatment at the time but unfortunately the disease progressed.
07 August 2018
Harry is a 57-year-old man who has moved back to Australia after working in the UK for nine months. He attends for a general health check. He has run out of his antihypertensive tablets (olmesartan 40mg/day) and his blood pressure at home has been around 163/101.
30 July 2018
Joseph is 59-year-old accountant who presents with constipation and a mildly reduced appetite. He discloses a six-month history of progressive constipation and has been self-managing by using a stool softener and laxatives.