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The failure of the Medicare principle of universality, Australia

Monash University researchers have revealed for the first time clear and detailed evidence of the inequitable delivery of mental health care services for disadvantaged Australians.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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Hospital improvements put at risk by government strategy, Australia

A study published in Emergency Medicine Australasia, the journal for the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM,) has found that a time-based target introduced into hospitals...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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Sexual misconduct a barrier to ensuring gender equality for future doctors, Australia

The Australian Medical Students' Association (AMSA) stands strongly in support of gender equality in the medical profession in light of recent reports of sexual harassment among doctors.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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Medicare freeze could lead to $8 GP copayment, Australia

The proposal to continue the indexation freeze for all Medicare schedule fees until July 2018 could result in a loss of income for GPs to the tune of $384.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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Recommendation for greater pharmacist role in mental health welcomed, Australia

A recommendation made in the Report of the National Review of Mental Health that incentives be introduced to include pharmacists as key members of the mental healthcare team have been welcomed...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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Lack of awareness of ovarian cancer symptoms, especially among women at greatest risk

Cancer Australia survey findings released for Teal Ribbon Day, show that 45 per cent of women surveyed were unable to identify any symptom of ovarian cancer, with women at greatest risk, aged...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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AMA calls for palliative care plans in aged care, Australia

The AMA has released its new Position Statement on Palliative Approach in Residential Aged Care Facilities.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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How the landscape of the pancreatic cancer genome is coming into view

Scientists from Australia and the UK have done the most in-depth analysis yet of 100 pancreatic cancer genomes and highlighted 4 subtypes that may help guide future patient treatment.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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Parkinson's UK and Global Kinetics Corporation collaborate to provide promising new mHealth technology throughout UK

An innovative medical device designed in Australia to improve management of Parkinson's is to be made available in services in the United Kingdom, as part of a 12-month pilot project.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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Trauma program recoups investment by transforming lives, Australia

Enhanced surgery to reactivate the muscles in tetraplegics' hands and housing that allows people with disabilities to live independently are just two of the transformative benefits to come out...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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The World Medical Association supports growing moves for plain tobacco packaging

The World Medical Association has supported the increasing number of countries planning to introduce plain packaging of tobacco products, including Australia and France.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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the short coat: Breadth and Length - Antibiotics in Uncomplicated Cellulitis

Interesting and very useful post, Lauren. In Australia we generally use flucloxacillin or dicloxacillin as first line in cellulitis, as per our Antibiotic Guidelines, although it is recommended for 7-10 days. Do you use it in North America? It's got good strep and non-MRSA staph coverage and narrower spectrum than cephalexin, although the kids don't like the taste as much. We would typically use cephalexin as an alternative, and clindamycin if penicillin allergic or for MRSA. After reading your post I'll be encouraged to use shorter duration. Admittedly, I quite often use a 5 day course anyway due to the pack size of flucloxacillin, but at least now I've got some useful references to back me up!  
shortcoatsinem.blogspot.com
over 4 years ago
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Prof Stuart Biddle – Mythbusting Sports Medicine Australia Keynote Presenter: Physical Activity

Stream Prof Stuart Biddle – Mythbusting Sports Medicine Australia Keynote Presenter: Physical Activity by BMJ talk medicine from desktop or your mobile device  
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over 4 years ago
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STI podcast: Australia’s HPV vaccination programme and disappearing genital warts

Stream STI podcast: Australia’s HPV vaccination programme and disappearing genital warts by BMJ talk medicine from desktop or your mobile device  
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over 4 years ago
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CERVICAL COLLARS SLASHED FROM GUIDELINES

There’s been a big discussion on cervical collars in trauma the recent years. We’ve covered the controversy here. Guidelines are usually slow to adapt, but now both national guidelines from the Netherlands and state guidelines from Queensland in Australia seems to be removing the hard collar from their guidelines, as we have in Bergen, Norway. And recently ILCOR has released a preliminary guideline on spinal stabilisation. They conclude that with current evidence, cervical collars can’t be recommended for routine application in trauma(!)  
scancrit.com
over 4 years ago
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SGEM#38: TheSGEM Down Under

This week I had the pleasure of giving a keynote address on social media and rural medicine. The cool thing about it was giving it virtually. I was in Goderich, Canada and the presentation was streamed live to Adelaide, Australia. Social Medial is shrinking the world. Viva FOAMed.  
thesgem.com
over 4 years ago
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Lessons learned from ANZAC Cove

Lessons learned form the 100 year anniversary of ANZAC day - the entry of Australia and New Zealand into the battle of the Great War.  
lifeinthefastlane.com
over 4 years ago
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Medical Journal of Australia editor sacked over opposition to Elsevier outsourcing

The editor in chief of the Medical Journal of Australia (MJA) has been sacked over his opposition to the outsourcing of the journal’s subediting and production functions to the global publishing company Elsevier.  
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over 4 years ago
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Taking Australia’s Green Whistle to the world

European ambos could soon have an iconic Aussie invention for aid in emergencies: http://t.co/1q5Ci95HG0 ^EL pic.twitter.com/WpR3G6qnxQ— CSIRO (@CSIROnews) May 8, 2015  
prehospitalmed.com
over 4 years ago
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MRSA In Practice

Aimed at junior hospital doctors and general practitioners, the In Practice Series has been devised by RSM Press to present cutting-edge and clear-cut opinion leader advice and summary acts related to every day clinical practice.MRSA is an all too familiar acronym in use in most UK hospitals. MRSA was discovered in the 1960s however has not been a public cause for concern until the current pandemic started in the 1990s. It shows no signs of abating and the UK now has about the highest prevalence in Europe. It has captured the attention of the public and politicians but how important is it in clinical practice? How did it evolve, will it go away or get worse - will it really develop into the untreatable superbug? Is it more virulent than Staphylococcus aureus, what are its common clinical presentation and the best treatments? What are the best ways to control it if indeed we should bother? How much does it cost the NHS? Do we have any new strategies up our sleeves? These are just some of the intriguing questions that a distinguished panel of authors from around the world have tried to answer in this monograph.Some of the topics covered include:Historical perspectives - Ian Phillips (London)Immunology and pathogenesis of MRSA - Von Belkum (Rotterdam) Antibiotic resistance in MRSA - Giles Edwards (Glasgow)Evolution of MRSA - Mark Enright (London University)Epidemiology of MRSA - Vuopia-Varkila (Finland) Control of MRSA - Barry Cookson (London) Georgia Duckworth (London) & Hans Kolmos (Denmark) Treatment of MRSA - Ian Gould (Aberdeen)Decolonisation of MRSA patient - A Seaton (Glasgow)Laboratory aspects- developments in detection and AST - Donald Morrison (Glasgow) Alternative treatments - Tom Riley (Perth, Australia)MRSA in the home and on the farm - Vos + Vos (Nijmegen/Rotterdam)Mopping up MRSA - Stephanie Dancer (Glasgow)Guidance to control MRSA from the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh - D Baird (Glasgow)With its easily accessible approach, broken down into easy-to read chapters, the tips and useful advice of this text makes this a key text for all hospital practitioners. MRSA In Practice is a book that no health care professional can afford to be without.  
books.google.co.uk
over 4 years ago