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Functional dyspepsia is an upper gastrointestinal condition that affects up to 10% of all Australians. Managing functional dyspepsia can help reduce symptoms that can severely affect a patient’s health and wellbeing. In this video we hear Professor Nicholas Tally, the Pro Vice-Chancellor of the faculty of health Newcastle University, discuss the key factors in the management and diagnosis of functional dyspepsia.
Dr Deborah Bateson from Family Planning NSW talks about the key factors in the prevention of cervical cancer and discusses some tips in ensuring your cervical screening rates are optimum. Part four of our Women's health series.
Professor Mark Frydenberg from the department of Surgery, Monash University, discusses current evidence in the management of prostate cancer and some landmark findings from the 10th International Congress of Andrology (Melbourne February 2013), including evidence based use of the PSA and advances in prostate cancer management.
This education discusses the diagnosis and management of whooping cough in general practice. The clinical features and laboratory testing are described and the treatment options outlined. The role of antibiotics is described, both in terms of treatment and prophylaxis. The role of immunisation in the prevention of the spread of whooping cough is highlighted.
Despite the availability of safe and effective contraception there are still about 200,000 unplanned pregnancies every year in Australia. The mother may elect to keep the baby or not to become a parent and choose either abortion or adoption. Follow a discussion with Dr Mary Stewart of Family Planning NSW about how we can support a patient with an unplanned pregnancy. Part three of our Women's health series.
Using an STI testing tool can improve our management of a women’s sexual health. Follow a discussion with Dr Kym Collins who covers introducing the topic of sexual health with our patients, providing advice on contact tracing and the role of practice nurses in the management of sexual health conditions. Part two of our Women's health series.
This activity will guide GPs through the epidemiology of skin cancers in Australia, including prevention, diagnosis and management. Vitamin D awareness will also be addressed.
Produced by the Cancer Council Victoria’s SunSmart Program, the Vitamin D & Sun Protection in General Practice video is designed to provide GPs and other health professionals in Australia with increased knowledge and confidence in advising patients about sun exposure, Vitamin D and skin cancer prevention in general practice.
This education investigates the relationship between kidney disease and diabetes and the significant changes in management that are required in individuals who have both conditions. Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney disease and approximately 1/3 of all people with diabetes will have Diabetic Kidney Disease (DKD).
A number of our female patients have continence issues that markedly affect their health. In this video Dr Margaret Sherburn discusses what we can do in the identification and management of conditions affecting continence in our female patients. Part one of our Women's health series.
Many of our patients exercise with the support of fitness professionals in a variety of settings. For many patients with chronic disease these professionals support our efforts in lifestyle management. Listen to a discussion with Craig Knox from Fitness Australia, General Manager - Industry Development.
Male patients with low testosterone can present with a range of symptoms and signs that can be readily assessed and managed. The condition is common and treatable.
As GPs we all see patients who have anxiety disorder or depression during pregnancy. Once identified these patients benefit from early intervention which can include consultation with other health care professionals.
Managing the prevention of venous thromboembolism (VTE) requires the long term use of anticoagulants especially heparin and warfarin. The management of DVT and VTE prevention is discussed with Dr Vikram Puttaswamy a Vascular Surgeon.
In looking after our patients who are pregnant it is important to identify those who have early signs of depression or anxiety disorder. There are a range of assessments we as GPs can use effectively and efficiently in our consultation which can make a difference to a mothers overall health.