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129.8The Treatment Landscape of COPD (10 mins)
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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a progressive condition that needs us to regularly monitor how our patients are tracking. In this interview we discuss some practical ways on how best to do this, and how to optimise treatment.

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Dr Ginni Mansberg

Interviewees

  • Dr Natasha Smallwood, Respiratory Physician, Royal Melbourne HospitalDr Natasha Smallwood, Respiratory Physician, Royal Melbourne Hospital
129.0FULL EDITION 129 (78 mins)
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This audio file contains all 8 interviews on this edition.

  • Track 1, Advice for Perceived or Real Lactose Intolerance
  • Track 2, Contraception – The Right Choice to Suit Patients’ Needs
  • Track 3, HRT Update
  • Track 4, The Long-Term Outcomes of the ACCORD Eye Study
  • Track 5, Eye Screening isn’t to Target – Strategies to Improve Compliance
  • Track 6, The Macular Disease Foundation Australia & Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Track 7, Sexual Dysfunction within Psychiatric Illnesses
  • Track 8, The Treatment Landscape of COPD

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

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Dr Ginni Mansberg

Dr John D’Arcy

Interviewees

  • Prof Dennis Savaiano, Professor of Nutrition Science, Purdue University, USAProf Dennis Savaiano, Professor of Nutrition Science, Purdue University, USA
  • Dr Christine Read, Sexual Health Physician, Lennox Head NSWDr Christine Read, Sexual Health Physician, Lennox Head NSW
  • Prof Rod Baber, Professor of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, University of Sydney, NSWProf Rod Baber, Professor of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, University of Sydney, NSW
  • Dr Emily Chew, MD, Deputy Clinical Director of the National Eye Institute, USADr Emily Chew, MD, Deputy Clinical Director of the National Eye Institute, USA
  • Dr Nandor Jaross, Ophthalmologist, Vision Eye Institute Footscray, Bacchus Marsh & Wyndham Eye Clinic, MelbourneDr Nandor Jaross, Ophthalmologist, Vision Eye Institute Footscray, Bacchus Marsh & Wyndham Eye Clinic, Melbourne
  • Julie Heraghty, Chief Executive Officer, Macular Disease Foundation AustraliaJulie Heraghty, Chief Executive Officer, Macular Disease Foundation Australia
  • Dr Anita Clayton, Psychiatrist, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, USADr Anita Clayton, Psychiatrist, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, USA
  • Dr Natasha Smallwood, Respiratory Physician, Royal Melbourne HospitalDr Natasha Smallwood, Respiratory Physician, Royal Melbourne Hospital
128.1Fractures; Not Just Part of the Normal Ageing Process (11 mins)
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Osteoporosis is often only first recognised at the time of a low-trauma fracture. However, by this stage, the risk of subsequent fractures has already risen substantially. We talk through the risk factors, early identification, management and more in this comprehensive interview.

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Dr Ginni Mansberg

Interviewees

  • Prof John Eisman, Endocrinologist, Garvan Institute of Medical Research, SydneyProf John Eisman, Endocrinologist, Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Sydney
128.2Allergy Protection; Supporting the Healthy Immune System of Infants (11 mins)
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With 20% of children having eczema, one in four children having asthma, and food allergy on the rise, we need to make allergies a priority. The increased prevalence is not due to changes in our genes, but rather change in the environment, so what can we do?

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Dr Ginni Mansberg

Interviewees

  • Professor Mimi Tang, Paediatric Immunologist Allergist, The Royal Children’s Hospital, MelbourneProfessor Mimi Tang, Paediatric Immunologist Allergist, The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne
128.3Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy; Under-recognised & Undertreated (11 mins)
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Cow’s milk allergy is reasonably common and it is still under-recognised or confused with lactose intolerance. We discuss the two main presentations, how to treat and when urgent specialist referral is required.

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Dr Ginni Mansberg

Interviewees

  • Dr Ralf Heine, Gastroenterologist & Paediatrician, the Royal Children’s Hospital, MelbourneDr Ralf Heine, Gastroenterologist & Paediatrician, the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne
128.4The Introduction of Solid Foods to Babies (6 mins)
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When to introduce solid foods, including allergenic food can be a confusing area for both parents and health professionals. In this interview we discuss changes to the ASCIA guidelines for infant feeding and allergy prevention.

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Dr Ginni Mansberg

Interviewees

  • Ms Maria Said, CEO, Allergy & Anaphylaxis AustraliaMs Maria Said, CEO, Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia
128.5Stroke Prevention in Non-Valvular Atrial Fibrillation (12 mins)
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Patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF) have ~5% per-year risk of stroke. Most patients with AF require management with anticoagulants, so we talk through the developments in this area and some case presentations.

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Dr Ginni Mansberg

Interviewees

  • Dr Jason Kaplan, Cardiologist, Macquarie University, SydneyDr Jason Kaplan, Cardiologist, Macquarie University, Sydney
128.6Providing the Right Support Services for Stroke Survivors, Families & Carers (4 mins)
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More than 450,000 stroke survivors are living in Australia now, and they need the support to make a good recovery. We discuss the resources available via the Stroke Foundation, for not just the survivors, but for their careers and family too.

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Dr Ginni Mansberg

Interviewees

  • Ms Jude Czerenkowski, National Manager of Programs, Stroke FoundationMs Jude Czerenkowski, National Manager of Programs, Stroke Foundation
128.7The Issues Around Chronic Pain Consultations (10 mins)
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Chronic pain has a profound impact on patient’s lives, and with just under 1 in 4 GP consultations with adults in a typical week involving chronic pain, we talk through this complex and sometimes contentious area.

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Dr Ginni Mansberg

Interviewees

  • Dr Charlotte Johnstone, Pain Specialist, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, SydneyDr Charlotte Johnstone, Pain Specialist, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney
128.8Individualised Treatment in Depression (10 mins)
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Lifestyle changes, social interventions and psychological therapies are all important in depression; however antidepressant medication may be required. We discuss the aims of treatment for a functional recovery.

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Dr John D’Arcy

Interviewees

  • Dr Ted Cassidy, Psychiatrist, SydneyDr Ted Cassidy, Psychiatrist, Sydney

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