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129.1Advice for Perceived or Real Lactose Intolerance (6 mins)
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Lactose intolerance or perceived lactose intolerance can result in people completely avoiding dairy products, however consuming them (in the right quantities) might actually be in their best interest. We review the evidence and the Australian Dietary Guidelines.

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Dr John D’Arcy

Interviewees

  • Prof Dennis Savaiano, Professor of Nutrition Science, Purdue University, USAProf Dennis Savaiano, Professor of Nutrition Science, Purdue University, USA
129.2Contraception – The Right Choice to Suit Patients’ Needs (10 mins)
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Often the contraceptive consult can be as simple as another prescription for the pill, but it can be an important way of looking at the woman and where she is in her life, because things change over the reproductive life span. In this interview we discuss all things contraception, including the Medical Eligibility Criteria.

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Dr Ginni Mansberg

Interviewees

  • Dr Christine Read, Sexual Health Physician, Lennox Head NSWDr Christine Read, Sexual Health Physician, Lennox Head NSW
129.3HRT Update – Introducing Prometrium (Micronised Progesterone) (10 mins)
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Many of us struggle with the management of menopause, and with the recent update to the International Menopause Society’s recommendations for menopausal hormone therapy, we talk through the range of treatments available, and when and when not to use them.

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Dr Ginni Mansberg

Interviewees

  • Prof Rod Baber, Professor of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, University of Sydney, NSWProf Rod Baber, Professor of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, University of Sydney, NSW
129.4The Long-Term Outcomes of the ACCORD Eye Study (10 mins)
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The ACCORDION Eye study investigated the effect of intensive control of glucose, blood pressure and lipids on the progression of diabetic retinopathy in patients with type 2 diabetes. The results were published last year, so we talk through the major findings with the lead investigator, focusing on areas relevant to GPs.

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Dr John D’Arcy

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  • 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
129.5Eye Screening isn’t to Target – Strategies to Improve Compliance (10 mins)
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Regular eye screening should be part of standard care for all patients with type 2 diabetes and yet, 1 in 3 patients are not having eye tests performed in line with the NHMRC eye screening recommendations. Diabetic retinopathy is a blinding disease, so how can we improve screening rates?

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Dr Ginni Mansberg

Interviewees

  • 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
129.6The Macular Disease Foundation Australia & Diabetic Retinopathy (8 mins)
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Diabetes is a major health problem of our time, with 1.7 million Australians living with diabetes, rising to 2.45 million in 2030. As a result we’re going to have increased diabetic eye disease, increased vision loss and blindness. The Macular Disease Foundation is here to help – listen how.

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Dr John D’Arcy

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  • Julie Heraghty, Chief Executive Officer, Macular Disease Foundation Australia.Julie Heraghty, Chief Executive Officer, Macular Disease Foundation Australia.
129.7Sexual Dysfunction within Psychiatric Illnesses (10 mins)
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Sexual dysfunction can be a major problem for people with psychiatric illness and it can be difficult to bring up in a consultation. We discuss the conditions and medications that can impact the sexual function for our patients, as well as what to lookout for, and how and when to have ‘that’ conversation.

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Dr Ginni Mansberg

Interviewees

  • Dr Anita Clayton, Psychiatrist, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, USADr Anita Clayton, Psychiatrist, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, USA
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

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  • 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

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