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139.1Critical Consultations in Osteoporosis (14 mins)
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How often do you think of osteoporosis in your day-to-day practice? As GPs we face huge challenges of dealing with older patients who have multiple complex comorbidities, and often they can seem more pressing than their bone health. So why should we prioritise the identification and management of osteoporosis? Listen to learn more….

Hosted by

Dr Ginni Mansberg

Interviewees

  • Professor Deborah Saltman, Honorary Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of SydneyProfessor Deborah Saltman, Honorary Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney
  • Professor Peter Ebeling, Endocrinologist, Head, Department of Medicine, School of Clinical Sciences, Monash Health Professor Peter Ebeling, Endocrinologist, Head, Department of Medicine, School of Clinical Sciences, Monash Health
139.2Why is it important to focus on patient functionality when treating people with depression? (12 mins)
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In this interview we are lucky enough to talk with Prof. Roger McIntyre, named as one of ‘The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds’! We discuss the heterogeneous nature of depression and how to minimise residual symptoms, such as tiredness or the inability to concentrate when treating depression.

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Professor Malcolm Hopwood

Interviewees

  • Prof. Roger McIntyre, Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology, University of Toronto, CanadaProf. Roger McIntyre, Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology, University of Toronto, Canada
139.3IBS, we can’t cure it, but we can help manage it (11 mins)
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April is IBS Awareness Month. We don’t know the cause, so we have to treat the variety of symptoms. In this interview we discuss how to guide our patients towards a better diet, the judicious use of medications, and how to provide patients with a long-term management plan.

Hosted by

Dr John D’Arcy

Interviewees

  • Prof. Terry Bolin, President, The GUT FoundationProf. Terry Bolin, President, The GUT Foundation
139.4Managing pain in patients discharged from hospital (12 mins)
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With media and government attention on opioid prescribing lately, GP’s may have concerns about how to appropriately prescribe opioids for patients with moderate-severe acute pain, following discharge from hospital. There is a lot to consider, for example: whether they’re required, what’s the most effective, the potential for abuse. There needs to be a careful balance, so listen to learn more… 

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Dr Ginni Mansberg

Interviewees

  • Dr Marcin Narozny, GP, PerthDr Marcin Narozny, GP, Perth
  • Professor Malcolm Hogg, Head of Pain Services, Royal Melbourne Hospital Professor Malcolm Hogg, Head of Pain Services, Royal Melbourne Hospital
139.5Chronic Kidney Disease: A case study in type 2 diabetes & renal impairment (11 mins)
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Diabetes is the most common contributor to the burden of chronic kidney disease in our population. Type 2 diabetes is responsible for around a third of new presentations onto dialysis or end-stage requiring transplantation. So, in this interview we talk through kidney disease in the context of diabetes and a step-wise approach to patient review and treatment options.

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Dr Ginni Mansberg

Interviewees

  • Dr Scott Wilson, Nephrologist, Alfred Hospital, Prahan, MelbourneDr Scott Wilson, Nephrologist, Alfred Hospital, Prahan, Melbourne
139.6Why do we need to be on the lookout for allergic rhinitis in children? (10 mins)
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Allergic rhinitis (AR) has really significant impacts on quality of life, sleep, social, and general health. For children this can cause daytime fatigue, difficulty concentrating, even dropping a grade in their HSC during that spring pollen time of year. Listen to learn more about AR, specifically in children.

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Dr Ginni Mansberg

Interviewees

  • Dr Jessica Tattersall, Allergist & Medical Rhinologist, SydneyDr Jessica Tattersall, Allergist & Medical Rhinologist, Sydney
  • Professor Sinthia Bosnic-Anticevich, Clinical Pharmacist, The Woolcock Institute & University of SydneyProfessor Sinthia Bosnic-Anticevich, Clinical Pharmacist, The Woolcock Institute & University of Sydney
139.0FULL EDITION 139 (73 mins)
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This audio file contains all 6 interviews on this edition.

  • Track 1, Critical Consultations in Osteoporosis (extended feature interview)
  • Track 2, Why is it important to focus on patient functionality when treating people with depression?
  • Track 3, IBS, we can’t cure it, but we can help manage it
  • Track 4, Managing pain in patients discharged from hospital
  • Track 5, Chronic Kidney Disease: A case study in type 2 diabetes & renal impairment
  • Track 6, Why do we need to be on the lookout for allergic rhinitis in children?

To view reference lists or product information please go to the individual tracks.

Hosted by

Dr Ginni Mansberg

Dr John D’Arcy

Professor Malcolm Hopwood

Interviewees

  • Professor Peter Ebeling, Endocrinologist, Head, Department of Medicine, School of Clinical Sciences, Monash Health Professor Peter Ebeling, Endocrinologist, Head, Department of Medicine, School of Clinical Sciences, Monash Health
  • Professor Deborah Saltman, Honorary Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of SydneyProfessor Deborah Saltman, Honorary Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney
  • Prof. Roger McIntyre, Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology, University of Toronto, CanadaProf. Roger McIntyre, Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Prof. Terry Bolin, President, The GUT FoundationProf. Terry Bolin, President, The GUT Foundation
  • Professor Malcolm Hogg, Head of Pain Services, Royal Melbourne Hospital Professor Malcolm Hogg, Head of Pain Services, Royal Melbourne Hospital
  • Dr Marcin Narozny, GP, PerthDr Marcin Narozny, GP, Perth
  • Dr Scott Wilson, Nephrologist, Alfred Hospital, Prahan, MelbourneDr Scott Wilson, Nephrologist, Alfred Hospital, Prahan, Melbourne
  • Dr Jessica Tattersall, Allergist & Medical Rhinologist, SydneyDr Jessica Tattersall, Allergist & Medical Rhinologist, Sydney
  • Professor Sinthia Bosnic-Anticevich, Clinical Pharmacist, The Woolcock Institute & University of SydneyProfessor Sinthia Bosnic-Anticevich, Clinical Pharmacist, The Woolcock Institute & University of Sydney
138.1The treatment of COPD and the role of dual bronchodilation (15 mins)
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No one knows what it’s like to have COPD, not doctors or nurses, really. People with COPD are the only ones who can speak from experience. However, with the right treatments and appropriate inhalers, we (GPs) can help our patients be able to walk to the shops again or climb that flight of stairs, making a huge difference to their quality of life. So, listen to this interview to learn more.

Hosted by

Dr Brad McKay

Interviewees

  • Dr Christopher Worsnop, Respiratory Physician, MelbourneDr Christopher Worsnop, Respiratory Physician, Melbourne
  • Professor Sinthia Bosnic-Anticevich, Clinical Pharmacist, The Woolcock Institute & University of SydneyProfessor Sinthia Bosnic-Anticevich, Clinical Pharmacist, The Woolcock Institute & University of Sydney
138.2Herpes zoster (shingles) – Don’t wait to vaccinate your eligible patients (12 mins)
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Shingles, it’s more than just a rash; postherpetic neuralgia, facial scaring, vision loss and increased risk of stroke – these are all possible complications. In this interview we discuss vaccination as GP recommendation is the most important predictor of vaccine uptake.

Hosted by

Dr John D’Arcy

Interviewees

  • A/Professor Michael Woodward, Geriatrician, Austin Health & University of MelbourneA/Professor Michael Woodward, Geriatrician, Austin Health & University of Melbourne
138.3Let’s talk about influenza vaccine in pregnancy (6 mins)
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In Australia every year up to 3,500 people die of influenza, and tens of thousands of people are hospitalised due to influenza and its complications. Pregnant women bear a disproportionate burden from influenza infection, so there couldn’t be a more important time to talk about influenza vaccine in pregnancy….

Hosted by

Dr Ginni Mansberg

Interviewees

  • Professor Robert Booy, Chair, Immunisation CoalitionProfessor Robert Booy, Chair, Immunisation Coalition

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