09 June 2017
Take a closer look at VTE management in general practice by delving deeper into the preventable and treatable nature of this condition.
23 May 2017
Bill is 65 and a retired police inspector. He has been experiencing pain and occasional swelling in his right knee.
06 December 2016
Bob, 84, was referred for investigation and management of his long-standing anaemia. Apparently, he had been diagnosed with ‘cold anaemia' almost 20 years previously, which resulted in his moving from Melbourne to Queensland.
20 September 2016
An elderly patient presents with a number of differential diagnoses and treatment options. I was asked to see Joan, an 84-year-old who had been sent in with symptomatic anaemia. She was in fact pancytopenic (Hb 54g/L; WCC 1.4×109/L and platelets 54×109/L).
04 February 2016
Prevention and treatment of thrombosis used to be rather arcane. Three things have brought it back into the centrestage of medical discourse. First, the realisation that VTE is a leading, yet largely preventable, cause of morbidity and mortality.
20 August 2015
As these cases illustrate, treating iron deficiency can’t be done using a ‘one-size-fits-all’ strategy. Case 1. Super mum Julia is a 34-year-old lawyer who has just brought home her third baby. Her other children are aged two and four.