Case Report 04 December 2018 Dr Daniel Xu

Quick thinking makes a crucial difference for a boy with leukaemia

Matthew, a seven-year-old boy and a regular patient of the practice, presents with another upper respiratory tract infection. It is the fourth episode in the past five weeks.
How to Treat 22 November 2018 Professor Gregory Falk, Sophia Little
Case Report 14 November 2018 Dr Ivan Lee

How a painful rash ended in urgent chemo

Fiona, a 65-year-old retired woman, who is generally very healthy, presents with a one-week history of a generalised painful rash. It initially affected her vagina then progressed to involve her chest and abdomen.
Therapy Update 13 November 2018 Dr Melody Caramins

A GP guide to MBS items for BRCA genes

Increasing awareness of the role of genetics in breast and ovarian cancer, and a number of new and widely publicised MBS items providing rebated testing related to BRCA genes, have resulted in a rise in enquiries to GPs from patients about these tests.
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).
Case Report 22 October 2018 Dr Daniel Xu

A case of atypical respiratory distress

Tracey is a 33-year-old lawyer relocated from NSW, who presents with a six-week history of increasing breathlessness on exertion.
How to Treat 12 October 2018 Dr Praveen Gounder, Dr John Gibson
Picture Quiz 20 September 2018 Dr Johnny Wong

A woman with breast cancer history develops sciatica

Cindy is a 60-year-old woman with a history of breast cancer that has been stable since surgical and adjuvant treatment five years ago. Each week, How to Treat publishes a clinical picture quiz. The quiz has no CPD points attached, it's just for fun.
Case Report 06 September 2018 Dr Chitra Sivaramamoorthy

Peripheral neuropathy points to something sinister

Genevieve, a 73-year-old female presents with a four-year history of symmetrical painful peripheral neuropathy, with tactile hyperaesthesia worse at night. She has a past history of anxiety and osteoarthritis.
Therapy Update 27 August 2018 Dr Simone Goldinger

The drugs that have cancer on the run

Attempts to improve the survival of patients with advanced or metastatic melanoma have, until recently, proven futile.