Under the bright lights of a lab, a cluster of human cells inside a dish is exposed to a novel — and expensive — drug to test its efficacy.
10 July 2018
Carpal tunnel syndrome is one of the most common conditions managed by hand surgeons. Up to 5% of the general population experiences carpal tunnel syndrome at some time.
04 July 2018
Wernicke’s encephalopathy is an underrecognised and undertreated acute neurological condition.
26 June 2018
The retina is the tissue that lines the back of the eye, converting the visual image into a neural signal and performing the initial steps of visual processing. Damage to the retina through infection causes loss of vision that is often permanent.
20 June 2018
Pre-implantation genetic screening (PGS) is a technique used during IVF treatment to screen embryos for aneuploidy (numerical chromosomal abnormalities) prior to embryo transfer.
14 June 2018
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in Australian women.1 Twenty-two Australian women die from heart disease every day — 10 from a myocardial infarction.2-4
06 June 2018
It doesn’t seem groundbreaking for primary care physicians to play a central role in a patient’s surgical journey, but it’s a concept that has only recently gained traction in the field of perioperative medicine.
30 May 2018
There has been a great deal of media interest in recent years about interstitial diseases of the lung caused by exposure to dusts in an occupational setting.1
22 May 2018
The proportion of Australians characterised as overweight (BMI greater than 25kg/m2) or obese (BMI greater than 30kg/m2) has tripled since 1980, and 63.4% of Australian adults now fall into one of these categories.1