Category 2 22 February 2019 Australian Doctor Education

Managing infantile colic and constipation

Take a closer look at the presentation and management of infantile colic and constipation in general practice by revisiting the latest diagnostic and management recommendations of these conditions.
Case Report 11 February 2019 Dr Allan Wong

Can tranexamic acid stem this patient's anaemia?

Maggie, a 77-year-old female, has had several episodes of severe iron deficiency anaemia since 2006. At times her haemoglobin (Hb) would drop to 80g/L (normal: 120g/L and above) requiring blood transfusions and iron infusions.
Therapy Update 19 December 2018 Associate Professor Vicki Kotsirilos

Battling bloating and pain

Sally, a 32-year-old married woman, presents for management of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). She had been experiencing a range of gastrointestinal symptoms such as loose stools, vague generalised abdominal and pelvic pain, discomfort and bloating.
How to Treat 22 November 2018 Professor Gregory Falk, Sophia Little
Picture Quiz 08 November 2018 Associate Professor Tom Sutherland

A patient presents after a positive FOBT

Martha, a 59-year-old woman, was referred for a colonoscopy after having a positive faecal occult blood test (FOBT).
How to Treat 19 October 2018 Dr Anil Asthana, Dr Nik Ding, Dr Ray Boyapati
Case Report 16 October 2018 Emma Armstrong

Managing malnutrition after pancreatic surgery

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.
Case Report 28 August 2018 Dr Chandrani Jayasekara

Hepatitis E after a trip to the homeland

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.
Therapy Update 16 August 2018 Dr Tim Aung, Dr Paul Clark

From chronic to cured of hep C

Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection remains a major public health challenge around the world, including Australasia.
Therapy Update 06 August 2018 Professor Nick Zwar

Patients need to be hep B prepared

Providing travel health advice involves risk assessment, taking into account "this traveller, this trip, at this time". A key part of this typically involves the provision of advice on priorities for pre-travel precautions, including choice of vaccines.