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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.

Hosted by

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.

Hosted by

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
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

Interviewees

  • 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

Interviewees

  • 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

Interviewees

  • 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.

Hosted by

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

Interviewees

  • 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

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