Therapy Update 24 April 2018 Professor Nick Zwar

Dangerous dengue

Travellers to the Pacific need to be warned about the risk of dengue fever and protect themselves against mosquito bites in light of a recent outbreak of the disease.
Therapy Update 18 April 2018 Dr David Baker

How GPs can PrEP for treating their patients with HIV

The big news story for HIV in 2018 was the listing of pre-exposure propyhylaxis (PrEP) on the PBS from 1 April. This means PrEP will be subsidised on the PBS, that all GPs can prescribe it and community pharmacies can dispense the medication.
Therapy Update 11 April 2018 Dr Georgina Cunningham, Dr Nik Ding, Dr Ray Boyapati

How biologic agents revolutionised IBD management

Over the past two decades, biologic agents have transformed the inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) therapeutic landscape.
Therapy Update 04 April 2018 Karen Fitt, Dr Anthony Berger

Getting to grips with hand and wrist injuries

Hand and wrist injuries are the most common work-related mishaps in Australia.1 
Therapy Update 28 March 2018 Professor David Amor, Associate Professor John Massie

Why it's important to encourage pre-conception screening

Around 3% of infants in Australia are born with a significant physical and/or intellectual disability that is, in many cases, associated with a shortened life span. However, for many of these conditions, it is now possible to identify a genetic cause.
Therapy Update 22 March 2018 Dr Mitchell Lawlor

Refining glaucoma management and surgery

In Australia, 50% of people with glaucoma are not aware that they have it, which is a sobering statistic. Glaucoma affects 3% of the Australian population; however, the prevalence increases exponentially with age, rising to 11% for those over 80.1
Therapy Update 13 March 2018 Professor Nick Zwar

Combatting malaria

The World Malaria Report released on 29 November last year suggests progress in reducing the global burden of death and disease from the disease has slowed.1 
Therapy Update 09 March 2018 Dr David Bossingham

Magic bullets - the biologics revolution

Immunotherapies are pervading many corners of medicine and there will be many more to come. These biologics typically have unpronounceable names, unintelligible modes of action, cost a lot of money and lead many to espouse the miracles they can achieve.
Therapy Update 02 March 2018 Professor Bernard Haylen

A right mesh - what's left for stress incontinence?

It would seem rare in medicine to be able to summarise the future prospects of two separate classes of active surgical therapies with a simple yes or no. 
Therapy Update 21 February 2018 Associate Professor Prue Cormie, Dr Jane Crowe

Prescribing exercise as an adjunct therapy for cancer patients

One Australian is diagnosed with cancer every four minutes.1 Cancer and its treatment can significantly compromise physical and mental health, and wellbeing.