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146.1Case studies on the prophylaxis of recurrent lower UTIs (11 mins)
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Recurrent urinary tract infections, or UTIs, are a common problem amongst women, although it’s fair to say that they’re sometimes difficult to recognise, and a delayed or misdiagnosis is not infrequent. Prophylactic treatment can be recommended to prevent recurrent UTIs and there are several options available depending on the clinical situation. In this interview we discuss practical tips on the management of recurrent lower UTIs in common patient groups.

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Professor Rod Baber

Interviewees

  • Dr Justin Vass, Consultant Urologist, Sydney North ShoreDr Justin Vass, Consultant Urologist, Sydney North Shore
146.2CVD – The biggest killer of women (13 mins)
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What’s the biggest killer of women?  Many people think it’s cancer, and in the case of women, breast cancer. But in fact it’s cardiovascular disease. We hear a lot about CVD risks and management in general, but there are some significant differences in women that we need to be aware of. Long-term morbidity and mortality will be affected not only by life events and lifestyle decisions, but also gender-specific issues experienced by women, particularly during the reproductive phase of their lives.
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Hosted by

Professor Rod Baber

Interviewees

  •  Dr Anastasia Mihailidou, Senior Hospital Scientist, Royal North Shore Hospital Dr Anastasia Mihailidou, Senior Hospital Scientist, Royal North Shore Hospital
146.3Menopause – Do women know what to expect? (15 mins)
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They say 50’s the new 40, but our changing perception on ageing doesn’t change the fact that women reach the menopause on average in their early 50s, as they always have. At this time in their lives, women still continue to contribute to their families, serve in caregiving roles, and contribute more than ever to the workforce. Are women aware at what age menopausal symptoms hit, do they know what to expect, will they talk to their GP about it, or is menopause a taboo topic? 15 minute listen

Hosted by

Professor Rod Baber

Interviewees

  • Dr Sonia Davison,  President of the Australasian Menopause SocietyDr Sonia Davison,  President of the Australasian Menopause Society
146.4Chronic plaque psoriasis, so much more than a skin disease (12 mins)
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Plaque psoriasis has traditionally been a difficult condition to manage, with a range of comorbidities and a lifelong course that can significantly impact a patient’s quality of life. Up until now, for patients with moderate to severe disease, management has been limited and treatments difficult to adhere to. Additional options are now available for patients not being well managed by topicals alone.

Hosted by

Dr Ginni Mansberg

Interviewees

  • Dr Jason Wu, Dermatologist, BrisbaneDr Jason Wu, Dermatologist, Brisbane
146.5What choices are available for our atrial fibrillation patients? (12 mins)
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Treating symptomatic atrial fibrillation with anti-arrhythmic medications has been standard practice for many years, but first-line treatment with medications may not be providing the best outcomes for our patients. Recent evidence has emerged showing that catheter ablation, often still perceived as an intervention of last resort, is effective as a first-line treatment for symptomatic paroxysmal AF. So which patients may benefit from this procedure?

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Dr Ginni Mansberg

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  • Dr Stewart Healy, Cardiac Electrophysiologist, Monash Medical Centre, MelbourneDr Stewart Healy, Cardiac Electrophysiologist, Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne
146.6Mental Health – How do we look after ourselves and our patients? (14 mins)
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Mental Health During the Pandemic

We need to remember to look after ourselves. Doctors are at risk of depression, just as much as anybody else. We should all have our own family GP, not only for our mood symptoms, but to check our blood pressure, and all the other things that we tell our patients to do. In this interview we cover the four Ms, and other practical tips in this area.

Hosted by

Dr Ginni Mansberg

Interviewees

  • Dr Tom Paterson, Psychiatrist, Adelaide Dr Tom Paterson, Psychiatrist, Adelaide
146.7What impact has COVID had on Australian Frontline Health Workers? (15 mins)
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The Australian Frontline Healthcare Workers Study explores the important social, occupational, and mental health effects experienced by frontline health workers during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond, examining factors that promote good mental health and wellbeing, as well as risk factors for poorer mental health. The study focuses on the experiences of medical, nursing, allied health, clinical scientists, physiologists, technicians, healthcare students and clerical staff who are working in frontline health areas. In this interview Dr Ginni Mansberg speaks with A/Prof Natasha Smallwood, Consultant Respiratory Physician at Royal Melbourne & Alfred Hospital, who is leading the study, and Prof Karen Willis, co-lead investigator, Social Scientist and Professor of Allied Health Research, Royal Melbourne Hospital & La Trobe University.

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Dr Ginni Mansberg

Interviewees

  • A/Prof Natasha Smallwood, Consultant Respiratory Physician at Royal Melbourne & Alfred HospitalA/Prof Natasha Smallwood, Consultant Respiratory Physician at Royal Melbourne & Alfred Hospital
  • Prof Karen Willis, Social Scientist and Professor of Allied Health Research, Royal Melbourne Hospital & La Trobe UniversityProf Karen Willis, Social Scientist and Professor of Allied Health Research, Royal Melbourne Hospital & La Trobe University
146.0FULL EDITION 146 (87 mins)
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This audio file contains all 6 interviews on this edition.

  • Track 1, Case studies on the prophylaxis of recurrent lower UTIs
  • Track 2, CVD – The biggest killer of women
  • Track 3, Menopause – Do women know what to expect?
  • Track 4, Chronic plaque psoriasis, so much more than a skin disease
  • Track 5, What choices are available for our atrial fibrillation patients?
  • Track 6, Mental Health – How do we look after ourselves and our patients?

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

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Dr Ginni Mansberg

Professor Rod Baber

Interviewees

  • Dr Justin Vass, Consultant Urologist, Sydney North ShoreDr Justin Vass, Consultant Urologist, Sydney North Shore
  • Dr Anastasia Mihailidou, Senior Hospital Scientist, Royal North Shore Hospital, SydneyDr Anastasia Mihailidou, Senior Hospital Scientist, Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney
  • Dr Sonia Davison, Endocrinologist, the Jean Hailes Medical Centre, President of the Australasian Menopause SocietyDr Sonia Davison, Endocrinologist, the Jean Hailes Medical Centre, President of the Australasian Menopause Society
  • Dr Jason Wu, Dermatologist, Brisbane Dr Jason Wu, Dermatologist, Brisbane
  • Dr Stewart Healy, Cardiac Electrophysiologist, Monash Medical Centre, MelbourneDr Stewart Healy, Cardiac Electrophysiologist, Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne
  • Dr Tom Paterson, Psychiatrist, Adelaide Dr Tom Paterson, Psychiatrist, Adelaide
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.

Hosted by

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

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