Nicky, a 48-year-old business executive, asked me for advice about deep vein thrombosis (DVT) prophylaxis prior to travel to the US.
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 canât be done using a âone-size-fits-allâ 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.
26 March 2015
Administering IV iron can be performed safely in primary care to a diverse group of patients.
09 September 2014
Malaria-like symptoms lead to a surprising diagnosis for a young woman.
13 May 2014
Jenny, a 20-year-old university student, saw me recently to inquire about starting the pill. She mentioned that her friend was on Yaz, but got worried when she looked it up on the internet.
01 May 2014
Multiple myeloma accounts for 1.3% of all cancers and is the second most common haematological malignancy (after non-Hodgkin's lymphoma). In Australia in 2012, an estimated 1540 new cases of myeloma were diagnosed, while 890 people died from the disease.
08 October 2013
Diana is an 86-year-old woman who lives independently. She was diagnosed with recurrent symptomatic iron deficiency anaemia, which is due to small bowel angiodysplasia, in 2004.