Fragile X syndrome is a genetic disorder that can lead to intellectual disability. Mike Tozer and Dr Cynthia Roberts share their experiences of having children with this condition, and explore how health professionals can play a supporting role.
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).
Dr Denis Crimmins discusses the diagnosis and classification of seizure disorders. The identification of the type of seizure and the epilepsy syndrome is important as these will guide the investigation and management of epilepsy.
This feature discusses the impact of epilepsy and its treatment on women in the childbearing years. Areas covered include contraception, labour, pregnancy and lactation and the impact anti-epileptic drugs may have on a developing foetus and baby.