Australian Family Physician

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1 Dec 2017

Identifying factors related to risky sexual behaviour may contribute to preventive and interventional approaches to reduce negative mental health outcomes among young women.

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1 Dec 2017

This article outlines the risk of occupational violence experienced by doctors, and general practitioners in particular, and to discuss practical measures that can be taken to manage this risk.

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1 Dec 2017

This article describes the legal, ethical and professional considerations surrounding proffering a dermatological opinion in the case of suspected melanoma outside the clinical setting.

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1 Dec 2017

This article describes how eczema manifests in school-aged children, focusing on when to suspect triggers and how to manage these from a general practice perspective, and when to refer the child on to specialist services.

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1 Dec 2017

This article provides general practitioners with a framework for considering major depressive disorder in a child and recommendations for treatment.

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1 Dec 2017

Acne vulgaris affects more than 90% of Australian adolescents aged 16–18 years, but there are many treatment options available.

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1 Dec 2017

This article provides a guide for clinicians to categorise growth patterns in adolescents and recognise patients who may have a growth disorder.

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1 Dec 2017

This study aimed to identify the causative organisms in marine wounds sustained in the subtropical and tropical coastal waters of the Indian Ocean, Gascoyne region (north-west), Western Australia.

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1 Nov 2017

The aim of this article was to heighten awareness of the role of early identification and diagnosis of eating disorders, especially anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, in the primary care setting.

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1 Nov 2017

The objective of this study was to measure participation and adherence to liver cancer hepatocellular carcinoma surveillance in eligible patients in a community health centre, following support from the Integrated Hepatitis B Service.

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1 Nov 2017

This study found that individualised discussion regarding chaperone use for intimate physical examinations is warranted, especially with patients seeing their usual GP.

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1 Nov 2017

This article discusses the role of troponin testing in the diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome, and the role of high-sensitive troponin, which is now in widespread use.

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1 Nov 2017

Pericarditis is an important diagnosis to consider, along with various other differential diagnoses, in a patient who presents with chest pain. This article describes in detail the common features, management and complications of pericarditis in the general practice setting.

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1 Oct 2017

This study explores the experiences of Australian general practitioners (GPs) with a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) about their choice to abandon or pursue an academic career.

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1 Oct 2017

The aim of this study was to examine how GPs in rural areas talk about overweight and obesity with their patients, specifically to identify key barriers to effective conversations.

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1 Oct 2017

Morphine is widely prescribed for patients with cancer, although a number of attitudes have been cited as barriers to its use, including fear, addiction and associations with death. The aim of this study was to explore the nature of these beliefs, and assess the extent...

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1 Oct 2017

This article describes the technical basis of non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT), and compares the performance characteristics of NIPT with existing screening tests.

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1 Oct 2017

Active transport (such as walking and cycling) can play a part in reducing non-communicable diseases, but very little is known about how general practitioners can contribute to promoting active transport.

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1 Oct 2017

This study tests the acceptability and feasibility of an electronic medical record based clinical decision support tool for the evaluation of absolute cardiovascular disease risk in general practice.

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1 Oct 2017

Examines prevalence rates of lifestyle risk factors in the Western Victorian Primary Health Network (WV PHN) general practice patient population and the corresponding levels of clinical advice and counselling.