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- 27 May 2015
Imaging and chronic abdominal pain
Abdominal pain is one of the most common patient presentations in general practice. Diagnostic imaging is not always necessary for diagnosis, however.
- 27 May 2015
When to use abdominal imaging in primary care
Decide if imaging is needed for your patient based on patient history, the results of physical examination, selected pathology tests and considering the probability of disease. To ensure an imaging referral is justified, consider whether the results will assist in diagnosis and patient management.
- 27 May 2015
Ionising radiation risk in abdominal imaging
Computed tomography (CT) and X-ray both result in exposure to ionising radiation, but CT has much greater effect. Find out more about managing this risk for your patients.
- 12 May 2015
Metabolic syndrome and diabetes: how much blame does sugar deserve?
Sugar is often seen as a contributor to ill-health, from CVD to diabetes. The WHO and NHMRC have reviewed the evidence. How strong is the case against sugar?
- 11 May 2015
Safe and appropriate use of paracetamol: closing the consumer knowledge gap
Paracetamol is commonly used, but misuse and overdoses do occur. Patient education on the safe use of paracetamol is crucial in preventing accidental overdose.
- 31 March 2015
Sleeping pills and older people: the risks
Difficulty getting to sleep, staying asleep, or having sleep that is not refreshing tends to occur more commonly as people age. Find out more.
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- 17 March 2015
Blood pressure: measure, manage, monitor
Blood pressure (BP) measurement is used to assess and manage absolute cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk. Read this review of hypertension diagnosis and treatment.
- 16 March 2015
Proton pump inhibitors: too much of a good thing?
Use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) for heartburn and reflux has increased. Lifestyle measures and regular review of patients can help reduce PPI use.
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