06 May 2014
James, a fit 70-year-old man, recently saw a GP registrar for a general checkup. James had symptoms of arthritis in his hands. The registrar assumed this was osteoarthritis but ordered a rheumatoid factor test along with other pathology tests.
01 April 2014
Sylvia, a 60-year-old woman, was referred to our lymphoedema clinic for assessment and management of widespread oedema of her limbs and face. This has developed in the six months since a bout of severe bronchopneumonia, diagnosed as legionnaireâs disease.
26 March 2013
Pain in the hip region can have many different sources. Case Elizabeth is a 54-year-old woman who presents with progressively worsening right hip pain. She first noticed the pain a few years ago.
07 February 2013
Promising new biotechnology-based treatments for osteoarthritis are achieving both symptom control and modification of disease progression. Arthritis is a major cause of disability and chronic pain in Australia.
20 November 2012
Doris is a 58-year-old lady with osteoarthritis. She experiences this condition mostly as chronic knee pain. One day she asks me: âIâve heard a lot about glucosamine. What do you think?â