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139.4Managing pain in patients discharged from hospital (12 mins)
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With media and government attention on opioid prescribing lately, GP’s may have concerns about how to appropriately prescribe opioids for patients with moderate-severe acute pain, following discharge from hospital. There is a lot to consider, for example: whether they’re required, what’s the most effective, the potential for abuse. There needs to be a careful balance, so listen to learn more… 

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Dr Ginni Mansberg

Interviewees

  • Dr Marcin Narozny, GP, PerthDr Marcin Narozny, GP, Perth
  • Professor Malcolm Hogg, Head of Pain Services, Royal Melbourne Hospital Professor Malcolm Hogg, Head of Pain Services, Royal Melbourne Hospital
139.5Chronic Kidney Disease: A case study in type 2 diabetes & renal impairment (11 mins)
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Diabetes is the most common contributor to the burden of chronic kidney disease in our population. Type 2 diabetes is responsible for around a third of new presentations onto dialysis or end-stage requiring transplantation. So, in this interview we talk through kidney disease in the context of diabetes and a step-wise approach to patient review and treatment options.

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Dr Ginni Mansberg

Interviewees

  • Dr Scott Wilson, Nephrologist, Alfred Hospital, Prahan, MelbourneDr Scott Wilson, Nephrologist, Alfred Hospital, Prahan, Melbourne
139.6Why do we need to be on the lookout for allergic rhinitis in children? (10 mins)
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Allergic rhinitis (AR) has really significant impacts on quality of life, sleep, social, and general health. For children this can cause daytime fatigue, difficulty concentrating, even dropping a grade in their HSC during that spring pollen time of year. Listen to learn more about AR, specifically in children.

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Dr Ginni Mansberg

Interviewees

  • Dr Jessica Tattersall, Allergist & Medical Rhinologist, SydneyDr Jessica Tattersall, Allergist & Medical Rhinologist, Sydney
  • Professor Sinthia Bosnic-Anticevich, Clinical Pharmacist, The Woolcock Institute & University of SydneyProfessor Sinthia Bosnic-Anticevich, Clinical Pharmacist, The Woolcock Institute & University of Sydney
139.0FULL EDITION 139 (73 mins)
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This audio file contains all 6 interviews on this edition.

  • Track 1, Critical Consultations in Osteoporosis (extended feature interview)
  • Track 2, Why is it important to focus on patient functionality when treating people with depression?
  • Track 3, IBS, we can’t cure it, but we can help manage it
  • Track 4, Managing pain in patients discharged from hospital
  • Track 5, Chronic Kidney Disease: A case study in type 2 diabetes & renal impairment
  • Track 6, Why do we need to be on the lookout for allergic rhinitis in children?

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

  • Professor Peter Ebeling, Endocrinologist, Head, Department of Medicine, School of Clinical Sciences, Monash Health Professor Peter Ebeling, Endocrinologist, Head, Department of Medicine, School of Clinical Sciences, Monash Health
  • Professor Deborah Saltman, Honorary Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of SydneyProfessor Deborah Saltman, Honorary Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney
  • Prof. Roger McIntyre, Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology, University of Toronto, CanadaProf. Roger McIntyre, Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Prof. Terry Bolin, President, The GUT FoundationProf. Terry Bolin, President, The GUT Foundation
  • Professor Malcolm Hogg, Head of Pain Services, Royal Melbourne Hospital Professor Malcolm Hogg, Head of Pain Services, Royal Melbourne Hospital
  • Dr Marcin Narozny, GP, PerthDr Marcin Narozny, GP, Perth
  • Dr Scott Wilson, Nephrologist, Alfred Hospital, Prahan, MelbourneDr Scott Wilson, Nephrologist, Alfred Hospital, Prahan, Melbourne
  • Dr Jessica Tattersall, Allergist & Medical Rhinologist, SydneyDr Jessica Tattersall, Allergist & Medical Rhinologist, Sydney
  • Professor Sinthia Bosnic-Anticevich, Clinical Pharmacist, The Woolcock Institute & University of SydneyProfessor Sinthia Bosnic-Anticevich, Clinical Pharmacist, The Woolcock Institute & University of Sydney
138.1The treatment of COPD and the role of dual bronchodilation (15 mins)
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No one knows what it’s like to have COPD, not doctors or nurses, really. People with COPD are the only ones who can speak from experience. However, with the right treatments and appropriate inhalers, we (GPs) can help our patients be able to walk to the shops again or climb that flight of stairs, making a huge difference to their quality of life. So, listen to this interview to learn more.

Hosted by

Dr Brad McKay

Interviewees

  • Dr Christopher Worsnop, Respiratory Physician, MelbourneDr Christopher Worsnop, Respiratory Physician, Melbourne
  • Professor Sinthia Bosnic-Anticevich, Clinical Pharmacist, The Woolcock Institute & University of SydneyProfessor Sinthia Bosnic-Anticevich, Clinical Pharmacist, The Woolcock Institute & University of Sydney
138.2Herpes zoster (shingles) – Don’t wait to vaccinate your eligible patients (12 mins)
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Shingles, it’s more than just a rash; postherpetic neuralgia, facial scaring, vision loss and increased risk of stroke – these are all possible complications. In this interview we discuss vaccination as GP recommendation is the most important predictor of vaccine uptake.

Hosted by

Dr John D’Arcy

Interviewees

  • A/Professor Michael Woodward, Geriatrician, Austin Health & University of MelbourneA/Professor Michael Woodward, Geriatrician, Austin Health & University of Melbourne
138.3Let’s talk about influenza vaccine in pregnancy (6 mins)
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In Australia every year up to 3,500 people die of influenza, and tens of thousands of people are hospitalised due to influenza and its complications. Pregnant women bear a disproportionate burden from influenza infection, so there couldn’t be a more important time to talk about influenza vaccine in pregnancy….

Hosted by

Dr Ginni Mansberg

Interviewees

  • Professor Robert Booy, Chair, Immunisation CoalitionProfessor Robert Booy, Chair, Immunisation Coalition
138.4Understanding depression – A biological, psychological and social paradigm (11 mins)
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We hope you’ve had a great start to 2019 but while it’s a happy time for most, for many it’s not. Over six million working days are lost every year because of depression. GP turned Psychiatrist, Tom Paterson talks about the different aspects of depression and how they affect our choice of treatment.

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Dr Ginni Mansberg

Interviewees

  • Dr Tom Paterson, Psychiatrist, Gilberton, South AustraliaDr Tom Paterson, Psychiatrist, Gilberton, South Australia
138.5Principles of treatment in diagnosed non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy absent of macular oedema (11 mins)
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New screening programs in Australia will help improve the detection rates of DR, leading to earlier detection and treatment. How can we shift the care from what is now, expensive hospital-based care, where ophthalmologists need laser treatment and intensive anti-VEFG injections, towards more primary and secondary care?

Hosted by

Professor Paul Mitchell

Interviewees

  • Professor Tien Y Wong, MD, PhD, Professor & Medical Director, Singapore National Eye Center, SingaporeProfessor Tien Y Wong, MD, PhD, Professor & Medical Director, Singapore National Eye Center, Singapore
138.6Why are the first few years of type 2 diabetes management critical? (12 mins)
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The initial management of diabetes after diagnosis is critical. It is often easier to get good glycaemic control at that point in time and the legacy effect of early tight control is going to convey benefits to the patient for years to come. To learn more listen to this interview with Professor Greg Fulcher.

Hosted by

Dr John D’Arcy

Interviewees

  • Prof. Greg Fulcher, Endocrinologist, Sydney, NSWProf. Greg Fulcher, Endocrinologist, Sydney, NSW

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