Therapy Update 14 February 2019 Professor Kaarin Anstey

A GP's guide to reducing dementia risk

Dementia, a syndromal diagnosis, has multiple and varied risk factors and pathologies. Therefore, the most promising current strategy for dementia risk reduction is to target known risk factors.
Therapy Update 12 February 2019 Dr Kelsey Hegarty

The GP's role in assisting family violence victims

Domestic and family violence affects all types of people, regardless of gender, culture or sexuality. It is complex and there is no quick-fix solution.
Therapy Update 07 February 2019 Dr Michael Lowy

The red flag conditions of erectile dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction is projected to affect more than 350 million men worldwide by 2025. The prevalence increases with age, starting at 10% for men younger than 40 years to at least 50% for men older than 70.
Therapy Update 06 February 2019 Dr Adam Bayes

A GP's guide to treating depression

Depression is one of the most disabling medical conditions worldwide.1
Therapy Update 30 January 2019 Associate Professor John Harvey

A GP's guide to paediatric burns

Burn injuries are common in the paediatric population, and are associated with significant morbidity and mortality.1
Therapy Update 18 January 2019 Dr Chris Ifediora

A GP's guide on when to refer for imaging in headache

Deciding when to order brain imaging in general practice should, in theory, be relatively straightforward: most current guidelines rely on the identification of ‘red flags’, that are aimed at providing clarity.1,2
Therapy Update 14 January 2019 Ashley Heyworth, Dr Meredith Hinds

Treating Wernicke’s encephalopathy

Wernicke’s encephalopathy is an underrecognised and undertreated acute neurological condition.
Therapy Update 19 December 2018 Associate Professor Vicki Kotsirilos

Battling bloating and pain

Sally, a 32-year-old married woman, presents for management of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). She had been experiencing a range of gastrointestinal symptoms such as loose stools, vague generalised abdominal and pelvic pain, discomfort and bloating.
Therapy Update 18 December 2018 Dr Carolyn Ee

Can tai chi reduce the risk of falls?

Mary, a 64-year-old widow, presented for routine cervical screening and, as part of a ‘well woman’ check, we discussed the risks and benefits of screening for osteoporosis.
Therapy Update 17 December 2018 Professor Susan Davis

A GP's guide to talking about female sexual dysfunction

After menopause, many women experience a drop in their libido. This can be accompanied by orgasmic dysfunction, with or without pain, due to vulvovaginal atrophy.