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E158.8New developments in diabetes (14 mins)
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Landmark diabetes trials like the UK PDS have taught us that early and intensive HbA1c control helps reduce the risk of developing complications in type 2 diabetes. However, sustained glycaemic control in people with type 2 diabetes can be difficult to achieve. Despite the recent advances, there is still a significant gap in optimum type 2 diabetes management, which is evident from the fact that almost 50% of our type 2 diabetes patients are still not at their individualised HbA1c targets, and an even larger proportion are either obese or overweight. In this interview discuss the key clinical insights from the manuscript titled ‘Challenging Clinical Perspectives in Type 2 Diabetes with Tirzepatide, a first-in-class twincretin’ published in Diabetes therapy.

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Dr Anita Sharma

Interviewees

  • Dr Gary Deed, GP, Brisbane, & Chair of the RACGP Diabetes Specific Interests Committee.Dr Gary Deed, GP, Brisbane, & Chair of the RACGP Diabetes Specific Interests Committee.
E158.7The 3 most significant symptoms your patients might need help with (14 mins)
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Menopause series: Part 4.  In this interview, we take a deep dive into three of the most significant symptoms your patients might ask you for help with. The Genito-Urinary Syndrome (GSM) of menopause, which we used to refer to as vulvovaginal atrophy, vasomotor symptoms like hot flushes and night sweats, and finally brain fog.

Hosted by

Dr Ginni Mansberg

Interviewees

  • Dr Linda Dear, Menopause Specialist, Tauranga, New Zealand.Dr Linda Dear, Menopause Specialist, Tauranga, New Zealand.
E158.6When to think devices in heart failure (13 mins)
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In Australia, GPs are responsible for managing patients with heart failure (HF), including coordinating multidisciplinary care, referral to specialists, and prescribing pharmacological interventions. It may be surprising to some that sudden cardiac death is the leading cause of mortality in people with HF. Despite this, cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) such as cardiac resynchronisation therapy, or CRT are widely underutilised, with only around a third of eligible patients actually receiving a device.

 

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Dr Ginni Mansberg

Interviewees

  • A/Prof. Justin Mariani, Cardiologist, Head of Pacing, Alfred Hospital, MelbourneA/Prof. Justin Mariani, Cardiologist, Head of Pacing, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne
E158.5Incontinence… what next? Let’s discuss advanced therapies (11 mins)
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With 1 in 4 Australian adults suffering from urinary or faecal incontinence, we are all going to have patients in our waiting room who are either already diagnosed and being treated, or suffering in silence due to stigma and embarrassment. For many patients, there is a misconception that their symptoms are a normal consequence of aging, with many women waiting up to 6.5 years before seeking medical advice. In this interview, we discuss the overactive bladder treatment journey.

 

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Dr Sneha Wadhwani

Interviewees

  • Dr Amanda Chung, Urologist, Sydney.Dr Amanda Chung, Urologist, Sydney.
E158.4National Heart Foundation Guidelines – Type 2 diabetes and a new CVD risk tool (16 mins)
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The Baker T2D miniseries, Part 4: Almost two-thirds of cardiovascular disease-related deaths in Australia occur in people with diabetes or prediabetes. The mortality rate in people with type 2 diabetes almost doubles with the coexistence of cardiovascular disease, resulting in an estimated 12-year reduction in life expectancy. The new National Heart Foundation Guidelines for assessing and managing cardiovascular disease have recently been published and recommend the use of a new Australian cardiovascular disease risk calculator. In this interview, we discuss these new guidelines and specifically how they relate to people with type 2 diabetes.

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Dr Anita Sharma

Interviewees

  • Prof. Garry Jennings, Chief Medical Advisor, National Heart FoundationProf. Garry Jennings, Chief Medical Advisor, National Heart Foundation
E158.3Guidelines – where are we now and where are we going? (23 mins)
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Tackling Hypertension Head-On – Miniseries, Part 2: In this interview, we focus on how to manage patients using cardiovascular risk-based approaches in light of traditional hypertension guidelines, and how these compare to the latest updates in international guidelines. Additionally, we delve into the ongoing development of tools designed to aid in addressing the challenges associated with hypertension management, offering an insight into what’s to come.

Hosted by

Prof Alta Schutte

Interviewees

  • Natalie Raffoul, Healthcare Programs Manager, National Heart Foundation of AustraliaNatalie Raffoul, Healthcare Programs Manager, National Heart Foundation of Australia
  • Prof. Neil Poulter, Professor of Preventive Cardiovascular Medicine, Imperial College LondonProf. Neil Poulter, Professor of Preventive Cardiovascular Medicine, Imperial College London
E158.2Menopause in the workplace – what’s the real cost? (14 mins)
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Menopause series: Part 3. This is the third interview in Drivetime Medical’s series on managing menopause in primary care. So far we have covered the midlife women’s consultation with Dr Kelly Teagle, the impact of menopause on mental health with Professor Jayashri Kulkarni, and in this interview, we look at the enormous effect menopause symptoms can have on women at work, and if untreated the extent of that effect. The chances are, it is affecting one of your patients, you or someone working for you.

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Dr Ginni Mansberg

Interviewees

  • Grace Molloy, CEO & Co-founder, of Menopause Friendly Australia.Grace Molloy, CEO & Co-founder, of Menopause Friendly Australia.
E158.1The newly established National Hypertension Taskforce of Australia – who, why, & how? (28 mins)
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Tackling Hypertension Head-On – Miniseries, Part 1: Raised blood pressure is the leading cause of death in the world resulting in almost 11 million deaths each year, or 30,000 deaths each day, and here in Australia, it is also the leading risk factor for death, yet 68% of people with hypertension are uncontrolled. The good news is, we have an excellent healthcare system, so there is really no reason why we cannot improve substantially to become among the best in the world in hypertension care! In part one of this series we discuss the goals of the newly established National Hypertension Taskforce of Australia, strategies for managing resistant hypertension, key issues of medication adherence, and new treatment options.

Hosted by

Prof Alta Schutte

Interviewees

  • Prof. Markus Schlaich, a Nephrologist & Hypertension Specialist from Perth, Prof. Markus Schlaich, a Nephrologist & Hypertension Specialist from Perth,
  • Dr Michael Rakotz, an assistant clinical professor of family and community medicine at Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine, Illinois, US, and member of the international advisory to the Australian Taskforce.Dr Michael Rakotz, an assistant clinical professor of family and community medicine at Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine, Illinois, US, and member of the international advisory to the Australian Taskforce.
E157.0FULL EDITION 157
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This audio file contains all 4 interviews in this edition.

  • Track 1, part 2 Menopause is a huge process, it’s a brain problem as well as a body problem
  • Track 2, part 3 The importance of managing iron levels throughout pregnancy
  • Track 3, Lipid targets, what’s good enough?
  • Track 4, What’s new with pacemakers

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

 

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Dr Ginni Mansberg

Prof Alta Schutte

Interviewees

  • Prof. Jayashri Kulkarni,  Professor of Psychiatry, The Alfred and Monash University and founder of the  Australian Consortium for Women’s Mental Health in Melbourne.Prof. Jayashri Kulkarni,  Professor of Psychiatry, The Alfred and Monash University and founder of the  Australian Consortium for Women’s Mental Health in Melbourne.
  • A/Prof. Treasure McGuire, Pharmacist, Pharmacologist, Educator & Researcher, University of QueenslandA/Prof. Treasure McGuire, Pharmacist, Pharmacologist, Educator & Researcher, University of Queensland
  • Prof. Stephen Nicholls, Cardiologist from Monash University, Melbourne.Prof. Stephen Nicholls, Cardiologist from Monash University, Melbourne.
  • Dr Michael Wong, Cardiologist & Electrophysiologist, Knox Private Hospital, Wantirna, Victoria.Dr Michael Wong, Cardiologist & Electrophysiologist, Knox Private Hospital, Wantirna, Victoria.
E157.4What’s new with pacemakers? (11 mins)
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Pacemaker therapy for bradyarrhythmias is well established, with around 20,000 cardiac rhythm management devices implanted each year in Australia. It can be difficult to stay up to date with the constantly evolving cardiac device technology. Leadless pacemakers are one of the newer devices becoming available and in this interview, we are looking at how they compare with traditional transvenous pacemakers, and what to consider when referring your patients for pacemaker therapy.

 

Hosted by

Dr Ginni Mansberg

Interviewees

  • Dr Michael Wong, Cardiologist & Electrophysiologist, Knox Private Hospital, Wantirna, VictoriaDr Michael Wong, Cardiologist & Electrophysiologist, Knox Private Hospital, Wantirna, Victoria

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