Clinical Services > Gastroenterology

Drs confusing common gastric condition with reflux

04 January, 2018

Researchers find that doctors are often misdiagnosing functional dyspepsia as acid reflux.


Poo transplants better than antibiotics for diarrhoea

23 August, 2017

Sometimes the best solution is not always the most attractive one.


The astounding success of ingestible sensors

26 April, 2017

Gas sensing is just the beginning of what these smart pills can do.


Acid reflux drugs linked to nasty tummy bugs

10 January, 2017

Use of stomach acid suppressing drugs, one of which is the second most prescribed drug in Australia, has been linked to an increased risk in gastro bugs and gut infections, UK researchers say.


Evidence-based training helps meet IPC targets

04 October, 2016 by AHHB

Within the healthcare sector there is growing pressure to reduce the rates of Health Care Associated Infections (HCAI).Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) teams have increasingly stringent targets to aim for with tighter budgets and larger penalties in place if they fail.


Don't wait to zap cardiac arrest

08 April, 2016 by Corin Kelly

Waiting before giving a second heart shock to patients with cardiac arrest doesn't improve their survival chances, a new US study suggests, which calls into question current recommendations to delay it.




Improvement Needed in Hospital Antimicrobial Prescription

27 July, 2015 by Sharon Smith

The National Antimicrobial Prescribing Practice: results of the 2014 National Antimicrobial Prescribing Survey report was released by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care and the National Centre for Antimicrobial Stewardship in Victoria. It summarises the results of a voluntary annual audit of 248 hospitals (197 public and 51 private) from across Australia and resulted in a data set of almost 20,000 prescriptions.


Marine Biology offers Vaccine and Drug Treatments

08 July, 2015 by Sharon Smith

The CSIRO believes it has found the answer to the challenge of vaccine transportation in seashells.


Hospital Spending in Australia

24 June, 2015 by Sharon Smith

Recurrent hospital expenditure in Australia for public and private hospitals combined topped $55 billion in 2013–14, according to a report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).



Risk of Mortality for Women and Men with Type 1 Diabetes

06 February, 2015 by Petrina Smith

Australian researchers have had their research on mortality and vascular events in men and women with type 1 diabetes published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology.



RECALL - Meningitec meningococcal serogroup C conjugate vaccine

30 September, 2014 by Petrina Smith

Health professionals are advised that Emerge Health, in consultation with the TGA, is recalling all unexpired doses of Meningitec meningococcal serogroup C conjugate vaccine suspension for injection, single dose syringe, due to the potential for particulate contamination.


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