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Australian doctors face two years in jail for reporting asylum seekers’ health

Doctors in Australia have vowed to fight a new law that threatens them with two years in jail if they speak out about abuse and poor conditions in detention centres for asylum seekers.  
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over 6 years ago
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Start of cheaper technique for breast cancer is delayed in UK despite adoption elsewhere

A new technique that substantially reduces the burden of radiotherapy in women with early breast cancer and could save the NHS millions of pounds a year has been approved in Australia by the Medical Services Advisory Committee—the Australian equivalent of the UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)—ahead of its UK counterpart. Not only has it been recommended for selected patients but it is also an item in the committee’s 2015-16 budget.  
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over 6 years ago
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GOSFORD TRAUMA EVENING WEBCAST June 2015

Great trauma meeting webcast from Gosford Hospital, NSW, Australia! Check out the last session on cervical spine immobilisation controversies , especially on soft neck collars!  
prehospitalmed.com
over 6 years ago
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Australia refugees: Detention centre 'gag' angers medics - BBC News

Medical workers are staging public protests across Australia about being silenced over their concerns about offshore detention centres, writes Marie McInerney.  
bbc.co.uk
about 6 years ago
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PHARM Podcast 122 : Psychiatric aeromedical retrieval with Jodie Mills

 Picture of Jodie Mills from Careflight Facebook page Hi Folks On today's show, I talk to Jodie Mills, Senior Flight Nurse and Clinical Researcher at Careflight Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. We talk on current Australian aeromedical retrieval of psychiatric patients and exciting world leading research in this area. Show notes: KEEPING THINGS CALM: REMOTE RETRIEVAL…  
prehospitalmed.com
about 6 years ago
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Prolonged antibiotics for purulent bronchiectasis in children and adults | Cochrane

Non-cystic fibrosis (CF) bronchiectasis is a chronic respiratory condition characterised by abnormal dilatation of the airways. Although its global prevalence is largely unknown, available data from Australia, New Zealand, the United States and England show that bronchiectasis is now diagnosed with increasing frequency. The lungs of patients with bronchiectasis have excessive secretions, which tend to consist of different types of micro-organisms. Long-term antibiotic therapy was proposed to halt persistent and ongoing damage to the lung due to insult from micro-organisms. Therefore, we seek to assess the effects of prolonged antibiotic therapy on patients with bronchiectasis.  
cochrane.org
about 6 years ago
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Know your Vanc? - Intensive Care Network

How well do you know how to manage vancomycin dosing? Here’s a fun video, only 10 minutes long, to play with. It’s been produced by two Illawarra-Shoalhaven clinical pharmacists and self rates as “Australia’s 4th funniest vancomycin education website”. Can’t go past that tag line!  
intensivecarenetwork.com
about 6 years ago
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Critical Care

Severe sepsis and septic shock are among the leading causes of mortality in the intensive care unit. Over a decade ago, early goal-directed therapy (EGDT) emerged as a novel approach for reducing sepsis mortality and was incorporated into guidelines published by the international Surviving Sepsis Campaign. In addition to requiring early detection of sepsis and prompt initiation of antibiotics, the EGDT protocol requires invasive patient monitoring to guide resuscitation with intravenous fluids, vasopressors, red cell transfusions, and inotropes. The effect of these measures on patient outcomes, however, remains controversial. Recently, three large randomized trials were undertaken to re-examine the effect of EGDT on morbidity and mortality: the ProCESS trial in the United States, the ARISE trial in Australia and New Zealand, and the ProMISe trial in England. These trials showed that EGDT did not significantly decrease mortality in patients with septic shock compared with usual care. In particular, whereas early administration of antibiotics appeared to increase survival, tailoring resuscitation to static measurements of central venous pressure and central venous oxygen saturation did not confer survival benefit to most patients. In the following review, we examine these findings as well as other evidence from recent randomized trials of goal-directed resuscitation. We also discuss future areas of research and emerging paradigms in sepsis trials.  
ccforum.com
about 6 years ago