News 13 March 2019 Jocelyn Wright

Alzheimer's disease link to HRT downplayed

An Australian expert has downplayed concerns from the largest study to date suggesting long-term use of hormone replacement therapy increases a woman’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
Therapy Update 25 February 2019 Associate Professor Vicki Kotsirilos

Naturopathic 'remedy' aggravates the thyroid

Jim, a previously healthy 73-year-old, presents with increasing fatigue despite sleeping well and resting regularly. He used to cycle about one hour a day, but for the past few months his exercise tolerance has reduced. He has no history of cardiac disease.
How to Treat 22 February 2019 Dr Yee-Ming Melody Cheung, Dr Rosemary Wong
Case Report 18 February 2019 Dr Daniel Xu

Why does this young patient keep crashing his car?

Sebastian, a 28-year-old chemistry PhD student, presents with a two-month history of insomnia. Sebastian is in the process of final data analysis and writing up his thesis.
Therapy Update 27 November 2018 Dr Anna Watts

How to juggle testosterone therapy when supply is short

Multiple preparations are available on the Australian market for men requiring testosterone replacement therapy. Changes to the PBS in 2015 required that decisions to commence testosterone be made in conjunction with a specialist.
Case Report 16 October 2018 Dr Carolyn Ee

Is it PCOS or PCOM?

Updated 22 October: The second bullet point under Clinical features has been corrected. Amanda is a 38-year-old woman who attends regarding difficulty falling pregnant. Amanda has been trying to conceive for seven months.
Therapy Update 01 October 2018 Professor Helena Teede

New GP guidelines for polycystic ovary syndrome

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a complex endocrine condition that can profoundly impact a woman's life. The condition affects up to 13% of non-Indigenous women, and around 21% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, of reproductive age.
Case Report 07 August 2018 Dr Edna Sun

Precise pathology picks up hyperparathyroidism

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.
Case Report 02 July 2018 Dr Christie Beveridge

What's causing these skin blisters?

Janet, 57, presents with a six-month history of recurrent blisters on the dorsum of her hands and feet. She develops a new blister every few days. The lesions are tender and non-pruritic. She also notes photosensitivity affecting her forearms and décolletage.
sponsored 27 April 2018 Dr Gary Deed

A diabetes dilemma for GPs

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