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Chronic cough in children

Chronic cough in children

THIS Update highlights the key points in the evaluation of chronic cough in children. It emphasises the need to identify the aetiology and describes the various treatment modalities.

Haemopoietic stem cell transplantation

Haemopoietic stem cell transplantation

THIS Update explores the increasing role of haemopoietic stem cell transplantation and the implications it may have for primary care providers in terms of the long-term care needs for transplant recipients.

Iron deficiency anaemia

Iron deficiency anaemia

IN THIS Update we discuss the common and potentially underdiagnosed condition of iron deficiency anaemia (IDA). The diagnostic pathway for IDA is discussed and the medications available in Australia to treat this condition are listed.

Movement disorders in children – Part 2

Movement disorders in children – Part 2

IN PART 2 of this series we discuss some classical movement disorders that appear in childhood as well as the rarer disorders that are treatable and easily recognised.

Movement disorders in children

Movement disorders in children

PART 1 of this two-part series will concentrate on the clinical features of the more common paediatric movement disorders that allow for a diagnosis to be made.

Travel health for GPs

Travel health for GPs

THIS Update outlines a stepwise plan to assist GPs with the evaluation of patients planning to travel and will guide the GP through the evaluation and referral process.

The child with neuromuscular weakness

The child with neuromuscular weakness

THIS Update discusses the presentation of neuromuscular disorders in children. Sleep, respiratory and spinal complications, as well as their management, are outlined.

Smoking cessation

Smoking cessation

THIS Update will focus on practical, evidence-based strategies that GPs can use to help their patients stop smoking. A very brief intervention is described for busy GPs, as well as a more detailed strategy for when more time is available.

Feeding problems

Feeding problems

THIS Update covers the practices and problems involved in infant and toddler feeding.

Non-melanoma skin cancer – Part 2

Non-melanoma skin cancer – Part 2

PART 2 in this series on non-melanoma skin cancer addresses the management of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and basal cell carcinoma (BCC).

Non-melanoma skin cancer

Non-melanoma skin cancer

THIS Update is the first in a two-part series that examines options in the management of non-melanoma skin cancer and sun-damaged skin.

Male sexual health matters

Male sexual health matters

THIS Update provides an overview of common issues in male sexual health.

Autonomic dysreflexia

Autonomic dysreflexia

THIS Update looks at the relationship between autonomic dysreflexia and sexuality after spinal cord injury.

Rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis

THIS Update examines new developments in the management of rheumatoid arthritis.

Examining the young infant – Part two

Examining the young infant – Part two

THIS Update is the second in a series on infant examination and looks at each system.

Examining the young infant – Part one

Examining the young infant – Part one

THIS Update is the first in a two-part series and focuses on general examination and the head.

Coronary risk screening – A new paradigm

Coronary risk screening – A new paradigm

THIS Update looks at the assessment of total coronary atheromatous burden.

Eating disorders

Eating disorders

THIS Update addresses the different manifestations of eating disorders, diagnosis and treatment options.

Psoriasis: an overview

Psoriasis: an overview

THIS Update discusses the epidemiology, presentation, diagnosis and management of psoriasis.

Sleep disorders – A broader perspective

Sleep disorders – A broader perspective

THIS Update looks at common sleep disorders and discusses their management.

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