Case Report 22 January 2019 Dr David Bossingham

Cold, painful hands prompts a referral to ED

Clarrie is a 21-year-old working full-time as a receptionist. She presents with pain in her hands and fingers bilaterally, which has been worsening over the past week.
Case Report 11 December 2018 Dr David Bossingham

Avascular necrosis of the femoral head

Donald is a 43-year-old secondary school teacher who presents with severe pain in his right groin. The pain has developed quite quickly over the past month or so, and is now limiting his ability to walk and particularly to rise from a chair.
Category 2 12 November 2018 Australian Doctor Education

Maximising Musculoskeletal Health Over Time

Build your knowledge and understanding of the musculoskeletal health needs of your patients through different life stages.
Case Report 08 November 2018 Dr David Bossingham

Diagnosis dilemma: Is it osteoporosis?

Adam is 38. He has worked in administration but is now receiving a disability pension for depression, for which he is taking sertraline 50mg/day.  He attends with back pain, which he says is very sharp and started after a minor fall six months ago.
Case Report 24 September 2018 Dr David Bossingham

When the puzzle pieces don't fit, consider the whole patient

Patricia is 76 years old; a tall, slim retired shop manager. Many months ago you referred her to a local cardiologist after she had come to you complaining of new ankle oedema. Examination at the time revealed a loud midsystolic murmur.
Therapy Update 11 September 2018 Professor Dedee Murrell, Dr Asli Bilgic Temel

Deciphering the myriad symptoms of Behcet's disease

Behcet's disease is characterised by systemic vasculitis affecting both veins and arteries of various sizes. It is a multigenetic inflammatory disorder of unknown aetiology.
How to Treat 24 August 2018 Associate Professor Mark Arnold
Case Report 16 August 2018 Dr David Bossingham

What's causing these green and gold nails?

Earl is 78; he retired from the public service more than 20 years ago because of his rheumatoid arthritis. He received what was conventional treatment at the time but unfortunately the disease progressed.
Picture Quiz 03 July 2018 Dr Ash Chehata

Shoulder pain on overhead movement

Gavin, a 50-year-old businessman, presents with three months of gradually worsening left shoulder pain. Each week, How to Treat publishes a clinical picture quiz. The quiz has no CPD points attached, it's just for fun.
Category 2 21 June 2018 Australian Doctor Education

Breaking the osteoporosis trend

Take a closer look at osteoporosis management in general practice by delving deeper into prevention, detection, diagnosis, pharmacological management and lifestyle interventions to support this chronic disease.