Examining the Evidence 15 February 2016 Dr Michael Tam

Can aspirin prevent DVT in high-risk flyers?

Nicky, a 48-year-old business executive, asked me for advice about deep vein thrombosis (DVT) prophylaxis prior to travel to the US.
Therapy Update 04 February 2016 Dr Steve Flecknoe-Brown

Balancing oral medicine for clots and bleeds

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.
Therapy Update 20 August 2015 Dr Steve Flecknoe-Brown

Ironing out deficiencies

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.
Therapy Update 26 March 2015 Dr Patrick Coleman

Pumping iron

Administering IV iron can be performed safely in primary care to a diverse group of patients.
Case Report 09 September 2014 Dr Robert Hitchins

Malaria signs mask Hodgkin's lymphoma

Malaria-like symptoms lead to a surprising diagnosis for a young woman.
Examining the Evidence 13 May 2014 Dr Michael Tam

New oral contraceptives and the risk of venous thrombosis

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.
Therapy Update 01 May 2014 Dr Robert Hitchins

Smouldering myeloma

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.
Case Report 08 October 2013 Dr Patrick Coleman

High-dose iron infusions

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.
Case Report 21 May 2013 Dr Ali Aminazad and Professor Frank Thien