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.
Case Report 23 April 2018 Dr David Bossingham

Muscle pains and a mystery rash

Michael is a 17-year-old student who presents with his mother. Michael is shy, quiet, monosyllabic and submissive.
Case Report 09 April 2018 Dr Ash Chehata

What's the cause of this scuba diver's shoulder pain?

Damien, a previously fit and healthy 54-year-old abalone diver, presented with a 10-year history of increasing bilateral shoulder pain and restricted movement. The pain was relieved by a combination of paracetamol, NSAIDs and rest.
Therapy Update 28 March 2018 Lisa Yates

How to deal with the nutritional fallout from a scleroderma diagnosis

Screloderma can affect the entire gastrointestinal tract, leading to malnutrition. Here are some tips. Scleroderma is a chronic tissue disease that causes skin and connective tissues to thicken or harden. It’s generally classified as an autoimmune, rheumatic disease.
Case Report 13 March 2018 Dr David Bossingham

Could it be Still's?

Veronica, a 42-year-old equestrian centre owner, attends with a fever with associated lethargy, anorexia and some weight loss all over the preceding two weeks.
Case Report 06 February 2018 Dr David Bossingham

Treating a recurring chest infection

Jan is a 48-year-old teacher’s assistant at the local state high school. She developed type 1 diabetes as a teenager and was recently found to have autoimmune hypothyroidism.
How to Treat 13 December 2017 Associate Professor Paul Bird
Case Report 17 November 2017 Dr David Bossingham

The importance of choosing the right drug

The right drug choice is essential and should weigh the expectation of effect against side effects commensurate with the illness.
Case Report 31 October 2017 Dr David Bossingham

An unusual gait and facies point to a rare disease

Simon initially presented 10 years ago. Back then, he was 48 years old and had recently stopped working as a labourer for the local council.