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136.1The importance of residual cognitive symptoms of major depressive disorder (12 mins)
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Mental Health. Most mental health care is delivered through general practice, with GPs providing mental health care to 75% of those seeking such help. Listen to this interview with Prof. Malcolm Hopwood where we discuss the residual effects that some patients may experience after treatment for MDD, even when they show an improvement in depressive symptoms.

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Dr John D’Arcy

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  • Prof Mal Hopwood, Professor of Psychiatry, Melbourne UniversityProf Mal Hopwood, Professor of Psychiatry, Melbourne University
136.2The treatment of schizophrenia – thinking long term from the beginning (11 mins)
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Mental Health. The choice of antipsychotic requires careful consideration to balance short-term need for effective control of schizophrenia-positive symptoms while ensuring minimal long-term side effects. Here we discuss options within the atypical antipsychotic range.

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Professor Malcolm Hopwood

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  • Dr Christoph Correll, Professor of Psychiatry, the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine, Hofstra/Northwell, New YorkDr Christoph Correll, Professor of Psychiatry, the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine, Hofstra/Northwell, New York
136.3What’s new with vaccines in 2018? (6 mins)
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Immunisation Special Feature; This year has seen a number of changes in immunisations, so to help GPs stay up-to-date we discuss; the new flu vaccines in children, under 65s, 65 and overs, and in pregnancy. As well as pertussis vaccination in pregnancy, and meningococcal vaccinations.

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Dr Ginni Mansberg

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  • Professor Robert Booy, Head of the Clinical Research Team, National Centre for Immunisation Research & SurveillanceProfessor Robert Booy, Head of the Clinical Research Team, National Centre for Immunisation Research & Surveillance
136.4Invasive Meningococcal Disease in Australia: The importance of serogroup B (12 mins)
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Immunisation Special Feature; Invasive meningococcal disease, it’s a rare but potentially deadly infection. Serogroup B remains an important cause of disease in young children, contributing to 42% of cases in infants under 12 months in 2017. In this interview we discuss the importance of meningococcal B vaccination in infants.

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Dr Ginni Mansberg

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  • A/Prof. Michael Nissen, Director of Scientific Affairs & Public Health, GSK Asia PacificA/Prof. Michael Nissen, Director of Scientific Affairs & Public Health, GSK Asia Pacific
136.5Individualising therapy for the patient in front of you – Case studies in type 2 diabetes (12 mins)
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Type 2 Diabetes. Case Studies can be an informative and useful part of every physician’s medical education. Here we present 3 typical patient case studies in type 2 diabetes, to provide practical tips and work through how we can help our patients achieve better glycaemic control.

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Dr John D’Arcy

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  • A/Prof Sof Andrikopoulos, CEO Australian Diabetes Society & A/Prof, Head of the Islet Biology & Metabolism, the University of MelbourneA/Prof Sof Andrikopoulos, CEO Australian Diabetes Society & A/Prof, Head of the Islet Biology & Metabolism, the University of Melbourne
136.6The NEW Medicare items for retinal photography for patients with type 2 diabetes (12 mins)
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Type 2 Diabetes. The future is looking somewhat bleak, at the moment we have 1.72 million people currently living with type 2 diabetes. The NDSS Registry has ~1.2 million of those, so there is a group of patients who potentially could be walking around with diabetic retinopathy that aren’t even registered. We discuss the role of GPs and ophthalmic health care professionals in this area.

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Dr John D’Arcy

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  • Mr Simon Hanna, National Professional Development & Clinical Policy Manager, Optometry Australia, & Practicing OptometristMr Simon Hanna, National Professional Development & Clinical Policy Manager, Optometry Australia, & Practicing Optometrist
136.7Considerations when prescribing testosterone replacement therapy? (11 mins)
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Men’s Health Week (11-17th June). Testosterone deficiency is a common phenomenon whereby as men age their natural production of testosterone decreases, but sometimes testosterone can decrease due to medical conditions, so how do we diagnose and when should it be treated?

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Dr John D’Arcy

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  • A/Prof. Eric Chung, Associate Professor of Surgery, Department of Urology, Princess Alexandra Hospital & University of QueenslandA/Prof. Eric Chung, Associate Professor of Surgery, Department of Urology, Princess Alexandra Hospital & University of Queensland
136.0FULL EDITION 136 (78 mins)
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This audio file contains all 7 interviews on this edition.

  • Track 1, The importance of residual cognitive symptoms of major depressive disorder
  • Track 2, The treatment of schizophrenia – thinking long term from the beginning
  • Track 3, What’s new with vaccines in 2018?
  • Track 4, Invasive Meningococcal Disease in Australia: The importance of serogroup B
  • Track 5, Individualising therapy for the patient in front of you – Case studies in type 2 diabetes
  • Track 6, The NEW Medicare items for retinal photography for patients with type 2 diabetes
  • Track 7, Considerations when prescribing testosterone replacement therapy?

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

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Dr Ginni Mansberg

Dr John D’Arcy

Professor Malcolm Hopwood

Interviewees

  • Prof. Mal Hopwood, Professor of Psychiatry, Melbourne UniversityProf. Mal Hopwood, Professor of Psychiatry, Melbourne University
  • Dr Christoph Correll, Professor of Psychiatry, the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine, Hofstra/Northwell, New YorkDr Christoph Correll, Professor of Psychiatry, the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine, Hofstra/Northwell, New York
  • Prof. Robert Booy, Head of the Clinical Research Team, National Centre for Immunisation Research & SurveillanceProf. Robert Booy, Head of the Clinical Research Team, National Centre for Immunisation Research & Surveillance
  • A/Prof. Michael Nissen, Director of Scientific Affairs & Public Health, GSK Asia PacificA/Prof. Michael Nissen, Director of Scientific Affairs & Public Health, GSK Asia Pacific
  • A/Prof Sof Andrikopoulos, CEO Australian Diabetes Society & A/Prof, Head of the Islet Biology & Metabolism, the University of MelbourneA/Prof Sof Andrikopoulos, CEO Australian Diabetes Society & A/Prof, Head of the Islet Biology & Metabolism, the University of Melbourne
  • Mr Simon Hanna, National Professional Development & Clinical Policy Manager, Optometry Australia, & Practicing OptometristMr Simon Hanna, National Professional Development & Clinical Policy Manager, Optometry Australia, & Practicing Optometrist
  • A/Prof. Eric Chung, Associate Professor of Surgery, Department of Urology, Princess Alexandra Hospital & University of QueenslandA/Prof. Eric Chung, Associate Professor of Surgery, Department of Urology, Princess Alexandra Hospital & University of Queensland
135.1Osteoporosis – Find them early, prevent the fracture (15 mins)
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Just one fracture can be devastating to a patient, especially if the first fracture is a hip fracture. In Australia 66% of adults over 50 have either osteoporosis or osteopenia, so we discuss screening, the new MBS codes, risk profiles and more in this interview. 

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Dr Ginni Mansberg

Interviewees

  • Dr Chrys Michaelides, General Practitioner, BrisbaneDr Chrys Michaelides, General Practitioner, Brisbane
135.2Let’s get practical with menopause hormone therapy (13 mins)
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Menopause hormone therapy (MHT) remains the gold standard for treating vasomotor symptoms among the symptomatic peri- and early postmenopausal women. Prescribing MHT is in the domain of the GP, so this interview is a practical tutorial, to assist GPs in providing symptom relief around menopause.

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Dr Ginni Mansberg

Interviewees

  • Professor Rod Baber, Gynaecologist, Menopause Centre, Royal North Shore HospitalProfessor Rod Baber, Gynaecologist, Menopause Centre, Royal North Shore Hospital
  • Dr Terri Foran, Menopause Clinic, Royal Hospital for WomenDr Terri Foran, Menopause Clinic, Royal Hospital for Women

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