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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.

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145.1Avoiding 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.

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Dr Kerry Hancock

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  • A/Prof Christopher Worsnop, Respiratory Physician, MelbourneA/Prof Christopher Worsnop, Respiratory Physician, Melbourne
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

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  • 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

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  • Dr John Blakey, Respiratory Physician, Sir Charles Gardner Hospital, PerthDr John Blakey, Respiratory Physician, Sir Charles Gardner Hospital, Perth
144.3Managing men’s health during the pandemic (14 mins)
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Mental health issues have been described as a potential ‘second wave’ of the COVID-19 pandemic with many Australians struggling during the lockdown, and men in particular may be reluctant to seek help when they are having problems like anxiety and relationship issues. When men do present with low physical, mental and sexual energy, it may be appropriate to investigate whether low testosterone levels could be the cause….

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Dr Ginni Mansberg

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  • Dr Stephen Adams, special interest in men’s health & sexual health, GP, PerthDr Stephen Adams, special interest in men’s health & sexual health, GP, Perth
144.4Recurrent UTIs and prophylaxis in the era of antibiotic resistance (13 mins)
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Recurrent lower urinary tract infections (UTIs) are so common in the community, although they’re sometimes difficult to recognise at first. We’ve all had those patients that have presented two, maybe three times in a year with a UTI, and we need to be on the lookout for when these patients cross over into being classified as having recurrent lower UTIs because a different treatment approach might be needed.

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Dr Ginni Mansberg

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  •  Dr Dean Conrad, Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, Sydney Dr Dean Conrad, Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, Sydney
144.5Treating schizophrenia and involving patients in treatment decisions in GP practice (11 mins)
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GPs will often identify psychotic symptoms in their patients and be responsible for considering antipsychotic therapy in patients who are treatment naïve. In this interview we look at the considerations that are important when we are contemplating treatment choice.

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Professor Malcolm Hopwood

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  • Dr Manoj Ravindran, Private Psychiatrist, North West Private Mental Health, Burnie, TasmaniaDr Manoj Ravindran, Private Psychiatrist, North West Private Mental Health, Burnie, Tasmania
144.6The importance of treating the constellation of major depressive disorder symptoms in GP practice (11 mins)
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In this interview we discuss major depressive disorder (MDD) in all its complexity and the challenge it presents to us. MDD not only impacts a patient’s mood, but also their social lives, their professional lives and of course their family and other relationships. We discuss these issues in the setting of treatment choices and the importance of identifying and treating the constellation of MDD symptoms in practice.

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Professor Malcolm Hopwood

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  • Prof. John Tiller, University of Melbourne and Albert Road Clinic, MelbourneProf. John Tiller, University of Melbourne and Albert Road Clinic, Melbourne
144.0FULL EDITION 144 (80 mins)
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This audio file contains all 6 interviews on this edition.

  • Track 1, Do we really know what is happening with our asthmatic patients?
  • Track 2, Managing patients on mepolizumab for severe asthma in the general practice setting
  • Track 3, Managing men’s health during the pandemic
  • Track 4, Recurrent UTIs and prophylaxis in the era of antibiotic resistance
  • Track 5, Treating schizophrenia and involving patients in treatment decisions in GP practice
  • Track 6, The importance of treating the constellation of major depressive disorder symptoms in GP practice

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

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Dr Ginni Mansberg

Professor John Upham

Professor Malcolm Hopwood

Interviewees

  • Dr Victoria Hayes, GP, MelbourneDr Victoria Hayes, GP, Melbourne
  • Dr John Blakey, A/ Prof. the Curtin Medical School, Consultant Respiratory Physician, Sir Charles Gardner Hospital, PerthDr John Blakey, A/ Prof. the Curtin Medical School, Consultant Respiratory Physician, Sir Charles Gardner Hospital, Perth
  • Dr Stephen Adams, special interest in men’s health & sexual health, GP, PerthDr Stephen Adams, special interest in men’s health & sexual health, GP, Perth
  • Dr Dean Conrad, obstetrician and gynaecologist, SydneyDr Dean Conrad, obstetrician and gynaecologist, Sydney
  • Dr Manoj Ravindran, Private Psychiatrist, North West Private Mental Health, Burnie, Tasmania Dr Manoj Ravindran, Private Psychiatrist, North West Private Mental Health, Burnie, Tasmania
  • Professor John Tiller, University of Melbourne and Albert Road Clinic, MelbourneProfessor John Tiller, University of Melbourne and Albert Road Clinic, Melbourne
143.1Management of osteoporosis during the COVID-19 crisis (11 mins)
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When managing osteoporosis, we’re dealing with a very vulnerable cohort of patients, older patients, patients at risk of fractures, patients we don’t want in hospitals, and these patients also are the COVID-19 cohort of concern. Patients may not believe that osteoporosis treatment and prevention is high on their list when they’re so preoccupied with concerns about getting sick, but we as their treating doctors need to emphasise the importance of continuous treatment and facilitate measures to help patients keep it as simple as possible.

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Dr Ginni Mansberg

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  • Dr Michelle Tellus, Rheumatologist, VictoriaDr Michelle Tellus, Rheumatologist, Victoria
143.2A new face in acne care (12 mins)
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With more than 90% of teenagers aged 16 to 18 years in Australia suffering from acne, we GPs certainly see a lot of this condition. It’s so important that we treat acne early, it can improve quality of life, it can improve psycho-social upset, it can improve self-confidence, self-esteem and prevent scarring. In this interview we discuss the current landscape in acne management.

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Dr Ginni Mansberg

Interviewees

  • Dr Jo-Ann See, Principal Dermatologist, Central Sydney DermatologyDr Jo-Ann See, Principal Dermatologist, Central Sydney Dermatology

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