Therapy Update 20 June 2018 Dr Katrina Rowan

How embryo screening can improve the odds of IVF success

Pre-implantation genetic screening (PGS) is a technique used during IVF treatment to screen embryos for aneuploidy (numerical chromosomal abnormalities) prior to embryo transfer.
Therapy Update 14 June 2018 Dr Fiona Foo

A GP's guide to heart disease in women

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
Therapy Update 06 June 2018 Dr Andrew Lansdown

Preparing your patients for surgery

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.
Therapy Update 30 May 2018 Dr Clare Wood, Associate Professor Deborah Yates

Work-related interstitial lung disease

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
Therapy Update 30 May 2018 Dr Ian Vela

Cutting through the confusion around changes to PSA testing

UNDERSTANDING MENChanges to PSA testing have led to confusion.
Therapy Update 24 May 2018 Dr Carolyn Ee

How acupuncture helped restore function to a patient with disabling polyarthritis

Dr Carolyn Ee discusses a good result with a tricky pain caseDonald was a mystery to his specialists.A previously well man in his 70s,  he had developed sudden-onset polyarthritis and synovitis after major surgery. The pain was quite disabling.
Therapy Update 22 May 2018 Dr Graeme Rich

A new surgical approach for weight loss

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
Therapy Update 16 May 2018 Dr Adrienne O’Neil, Anna Scovelle

How to consider gender when managing chronic disease

The global #metoo and #TimesUp movements as well as Australia’s marriage equality vote have brought the topic of gender to the fore.
Therapy Update 09 May 2018 Dr Stephen Birrell

The danger of dense breasts

There are important healthcare implications for women with mammographically dense breasts. High mammographic density not only reduces the sensitivity of mammography, but is also independently associated with an increased breast cancer risk.
Therapy Update 02 May 2018 Dr Simon Young

6 solutions for managing patients who see other GPs

I exploded the other day. Well, internally combusted. I fitted the patient into a busy early morning session, a young man whom I knew well, with a congenital chromosomal condition and lower limb lymphoedema.