While management of seizures in this population remains primarily a specialist responsibility, GPs can play a crucial role in identifying seizures, organising prompt referral, supporting medication management and providing support to families through provision of team-based, patient-centred care.
More than 40% of the cardiovascular disease burden across the Australian population can be attributed to sub-optimally controlled blood pressure. In this interview, Executive Director of the George Institute for Global Health Professor Vlado Perkovic, considers how to best manage BP levels across our patient populations.
Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) continues to be a major burden of chronic diseases managed in our practices. Associate Professor Craig Nelson, Renal Physician discusses a patient's absolute risk of a cardiovascular event with CKD, known risk factors and how to calculate a figure that can be discussed in managing that risk down.
We can all reflect on our practice populations and identify readily a group whose blood pressure levels are a real challenge to control. Professor Vlado Perkovic, Renal Physician discusses the two major risk factors in calculating absolute cardiovascular, resistant hypertension and chronic kidney disease (CKD).