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Listen to our experienced medical broadcasters, moderating engaging and educational discussions with leading experts and key opinion leaders. Each interview is ~10 minutes, so you can listen anywhere, anytime, to stay up-to-date on the go. Continuing professional development is also available for this program, click on the ‘accreditation points icon' for further details.

Interviews are provided exclusively for healthcare professionals, available online, via podcast, and complimentary audio CD.

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145.1How to ease osteoarthritis pain (12 mins)
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“You never know when you might have a day when the pain is so bad that you can do little other than rest and give into it”. This is not an uncommon situation with osteoarthritis (OA). Joint pain and reduced movement from OA can often impose limits on what people can do. In this interview we discuss options for pain relief.

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Dr Ginni Mansberg

Interviewees

  • Dr Michelle Tellus, Rheumatologist, MelbourneDr Michelle Tellus, Rheumatologist, Melbourne
  • Prof. Andrew McLachlan, Dean, the Sydney Pharmacy School, the University of SydneyProf. Andrew McLachlan, Dean, the Sydney Pharmacy School, the University of Sydney
145.2TGA opioid reforms & PBS changes – impact on pain management for GPs (10 mins)
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Responsible prescribing of opioids means evaluating the risk and benefits for each individual patient and prescribing only for the right patient, at the right dose, and for the right length of time. To minimise the harm caused by opioid prescription medicines, regulatory changes are currently being implemented to ensure the safe and effective prescribing and use of opioids, while maintaining access for patients who need them. In this interview we discuss these changes and what they mean for GPs managing pain.

Hosted by

Dr Brad McKay

Interviewees

  • Dr Hester Wilson, GP, Sydney Dr Hester Wilson, GP, Sydney
145.3Avoiding confusion in COPD (11 mins)
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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a complex disorder with many treatment considerations such as symptoms, exacerbations and medication side effects. In this interview, we discuss the recent updates to COPD-x guidelines, and some new real-world data which compares the safety and efficacy of LAMA/LABA/ICS to LAMA/LABA therapy.

Hosted by

Dr Kerry Hancock

Interviewees

  • A/Prof Christopher Worsnop, Respiratory Physician, MelbourneA/Prof Christopher Worsnop, Respiratory Physician, Melbourne
145.4The multi-layered relationship between depression and sexual dysfunction (11 mins)
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Sexual difficulties are common. They’re even more common in people who are depressed. And they’re even more common again in depressed people who are taking antidepressant therapies. It’s important to include sexual functioning as a routine part of practice. So in this interview we discuss the when, where and how?

Hosted by

Professor Malcolm Hopwood

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  • Dr Jon-Paul Khoo, Psychiatrist, BrisbaneDr Jon-Paul Khoo, Psychiatrist, Brisbane
145.5Moving forward with schizophrenia management (10 mins)
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GPs are positioned in a prime spot to give patients a better chance of re-engaging in society on a personal level, relationship, and workplace level. In this interview we discuss some important tools such as providing patients with psychoeducation on that first point of contact, having a shared decision-making model and managing metabolic parameters.

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Dr Ginni Mansberg

Interviewees

  • Dr Arup Dhar, Psychiatrist, NeuroCentrix, MelbourneDr Arup Dhar, Psychiatrist, NeuroCentrix, Melbourne
145.6Getting practical about preventing fragility fractures (16 mins)
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The concept of chronic disease monitoring and prevention to stop negative outcomes is key to managing osteoporosis. In this interview we discuss what GPs can do to help keep patients on their osteoporosis treatment.

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Dr Ginni Mansberg

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  • Dr Simon Vanlint, GP, AdelaideDr Simon Vanlint, GP, Adelaide
145.7Osteoporosis Update: Putting the risk of ONJ in perspective (9 mins)
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There seems be a great deal of misunderstanding about the actual risk of osteonecrosis of the jaw (MR-ONJ), so in this interview, we’re going to discuss osteoporosis and the potential risk of medication-related MR-ONJ and how dentists and medical practitioners can work together to ensure the best outcomes for their patients.

Hosted by

Dr Patrick Meaney

Interviewees

  • Dr Christian Girgis, Endocrinologist,  The Royal North Shore Hospital, SydneyDr Christian Girgis, Endocrinologist, The Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney
145.0FULL EDITION 145 (85 mins)
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This audio file contains all 7 interviews on this edition.

  • Track 1, How to ease osteoarthritis pain
  • Track 2, TGA opioid reforms & PBS changes – impact on pain management for GPs
  • Track 3, Avoiding confusion in COPD
  • Track 4, The multi-layered relationship between depression and sexual dysfunction
  • Track 5, Moving forward with schizophrenia management
  • Track 6, Getting practical about preventing fragility fractures
  • Track 7, Osteoporosis Update: Putting the risk of ONJ in perspective

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

Hosted by

Dr Ginni Mansberg

Dr Brad McKay

Professor Malcolm Hopwood

Dr Patrick Meaney

Dr Kerry Hancock

Interviewees

  • Prof. Andrew McLachlan, Dean, the Sydney Pharmacy School, the University of SydneyProf. Andrew McLachlan, Dean, the Sydney Pharmacy School, the University of Sydney
  • Dr Michelle Tellus, Rheumatologist, MelbourneDr Michelle Tellus, Rheumatologist, Melbourne
  • Dr Hester Wilson, GP, Sydney Dr Hester Wilson, GP, Sydney
  • A/Prof Christopher Worsnop, Respiratory Physician, MelbourneA/Prof Christopher Worsnop, Respiratory Physician, Melbourne
  • Dr Jon-Paul Khoo, Psychiatrist, BrisbaneDr Jon-Paul Khoo, Psychiatrist, Brisbane
  • Dr Arup Dhar, Psychiatrist, NeuroCentrix, MelbourneDr Arup Dhar, Psychiatrist, NeuroCentrix, Melbourne
  • Dr Simon Vanlint, GP, AdelaideDr Simon Vanlint, GP, Adelaide
  • Dr Christian Girgis, Endocrinologist,  The Royal North Shore Hospital, SydneyDr Christian Girgis, Endocrinologist, The Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney
144.1Do we really know what is happening with our asthmatic patients? (19 mins)
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Australia has had a very challenging start to 2020. In January and February we had so many bushfires that blanketed much of our country, and then we went into a global pandemic. We know that both viral and environmental factors can be huge triggers for asthma, which means it’s never been more important for our asthma patients to take their regular medications and be aware of their triggers to protect them against exacerbations.

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Dr Ginni Mansberg

Interviewees

  • Dr Victoria Hayes, GP, MelbourneDr Victoria Hayes, GP, Melbourne
  • Clare, a patient with asthma Clare, a patient with asthma
144.2Managing patients on mepolizumab for severe eosinophilic asthma in the general practice setting (12 mins)
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Severe asthma is a serious problem that places a heavy burden on individuals and on their families. In Australia, seven out of 10 patients with severe asthma say they are impaired at work, and three out of 10 say they’ve missed work due to their health. The recent availability of targeted biologics has changed the treatment approach for patients with severe asthma.  So what do GPs need to know?

Hosted by

Professor John Upham

Interviewees

  • Dr John Blakey, Respiratory Physician, Sir Charles Gardner Hospital, PerthDr John Blakey, Respiratory Physician, Sir Charles Gardner Hospital, Perth

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