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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. Interviews are provided exclusively for healthcare professionals, available online, via podcast, and complimentary audio CD.

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135.3Asthma – Bridging the gap between pure science and the real world (11 mins)
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Due to the restrictive inclusion and exclusion criteria, only about 5% of patients with asthma are represented in randomised clinical trials. Real world data facilitates the transition from science into the clinic, so in this interview we discuss the Salford Lung Study with Dave Leather.

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Dr Ginni Mansberg

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  • Dr Dave Leather, General Practitioner, London, GSKDr Dave Leather, General Practitioner, London, GSK
135.4Depression, weight, and sexual function (14 mins)
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When antidepressant therapy is needed, it’s important to consider both efficacy (response rate) and acceptability (treatment discontinuations due to any cause). A recent systematic review and network meta-analysis, published in THE LANCET did just this, so we discuss some of the findings.

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Dr Ginni Mansberg

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  • Dr Ted Cassidy, Psychiatrist, SydneyDr Ted Cassidy, Psychiatrist, Sydney
135.5Type 2 diabetes – Diabetic retinopathy is potentially avoidable (13 mins)
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All people with diabetes are at risk of developing retinopathy (DR), but early detection and treatment may prevent up to 98% of severe vision loss. This interview discusses screening and recall systems to prevent patients falling through the gaps….

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Dr Ginni Mansberg

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  • A/Prof Gary Kilov, Academic, Melbourne University and General Practitioner, LauncestonA/Prof Gary Kilov, Academic, Melbourne University and General Practitioner, Launceston
135.6Short product update – Alternatives to typical opioids (3 mins)
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A short product update on an alternative to typical opioids for patients with moderate to severe pain.

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Dr John D’Arcy

135.0FULL EDITION 135 (71 mins)
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This audio file contains all 6 interviews on this edition.

  • Track 1, Osteoporosis – Find them early, prevent the fracture
  • Track 2, Let’s get practical with menopause hormone therapy
  • Track 3, Asthma – Bridging the gap between pure science and the real world
  • Track 4, Depression, weight, and sexual function
  • Track 5, Type 2 diabetes – Diabetic retinopathy is potentially avoidable
  • Track 6, Alternatives to typical opioids

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

  • Dr Chrys Michaelides, General Practitioner, BrisbaneDr Chrys Michaelides, General Practitioner, Brisbane
  • 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
  • Dr Dave Leather, General Practitioner, London, GSKDr Dave Leather, General Practitioner, London, GSK
  • Dr Ted Cassidy, Psychiatrist, SydneyDr Ted Cassidy, Psychiatrist, Sydney
  • A/Prof Gary Kilov, Academic, Melbourne University and General Practitioner, LauncestonA/Prof Gary Kilov, Academic, Melbourne University and General Practitioner, Launceston
134.1The Patient-Centred Approach to Treating Depression (15 mins)
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Identifying symptoms of depression and patient willingness to start treatment are key challenges to effective treatment. Patient preference, as well as the features of the episode are important considerations, so we talk to both a patient and David Hogan about patient-centred care for depression.

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Dr Ginni Mansberg

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  • Associate Professor David Horgan, Psychiatrist, VictoriaAssociate Professor David Horgan, Psychiatrist, Victoria
134.2The Power of Story to Help Explain Depression to Patients (6 mins)
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Medical jargon can be confusing for patients, so we discuss a useful resource that helps to take away the confusion. Through illustrated flip-through stories, patients can learn about depression, symptoms, treatments, support groups and the emotional roller coaster that comes with living with depression.

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Dr John D’Arcy

Interviewees

  • Dr Kim Chilman-Blair, CEO, Founding Director, Medicine XDr Kim Chilman-Blair, CEO, Founding Director, Medicine X
134.3Antipsychotics & Weight Gain – What are the Options for Patients with Schizophrenia? (13 mins)
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Individuals with psychosis are more likely than the general community to develop obesity and to die prematurely from heart disease. As GPs we need to be aware of the different antipsychotic therapies available and their effect on weight gain and metabolic health.

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Dr Ginni Mansberg

Interviewees

  • Dr Matthew Warden, Psychiatrist and Director of Acute Inpatient Services, St Vincent’s Hospital, MelbourneDr Matthew Warden, Psychiatrist and Director of Acute Inpatient Services, St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne
134.4Changes to the Landscape of Insomnia Therapy (12 mins)
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For many patients getting a good night’s rest can be difficult. Insomnia can not only effect a person’s quality of life but can also impact on their long-term health. It’s a complex condition which many GPs see frequently, so we discuss a new treatment to the insomnia landscape.

Hosted by

Dr Brad McKay

Interviewees

  • Dr David Cunnington, Sleep Physician & Director, Melbourne Sleep Disorders CentreDr David Cunnington, Sleep Physician & Director, Melbourne Sleep Disorders Centre
134.5Treating Atherogenic Dyslipidaemia in Type 2 Diabetes Beyond LDL-C (14 mins)
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Patient’s that are on a statin with high triglycerides and low HDL, still remain at a high risk of cardiovascular events. Why? In this interview we look at the evidence and current guidelines.

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Dr Ginni Mansberg

Interviewees

  • Dr Marshall Elam, Professor of Pharmacology & Medicine, USADr Marshall Elam, Professor of Pharmacology & Medicine, USA

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