Clinical Services

Study suggests a new way to treat sleep apnoea

16 October, 2023

A research team has examined shortcomings in responses to the continuous positive airway machine and found adding combinations of therapies gets results in those unable to tolerate CPAP.

VR to help remove fear of needles

16 October, 2023

Breakthrough Victoria is investing in virtual reality technology to reduce patient pain, stress and anxiety when having blood tests, vaccinations and medical imaging.

Surgical site infections — where are we at and where to next?

16 October, 2023 by Amy Sarcevic

A lot has changed for the better since Lilian Chiwera, founder of the Surgical Site Infection (SSI) Prevention Society, began her career in infection prevention and control (IPC) in 2009.

Report outlines recommendations to minimise AMR in water

12 October, 2023

A white paper has addressed concerns around antimicrobial resistance in water sources and the implications for human and animal health, the environment, and industry.

Epilepsy drug reduces frequency of seizures, trial finds

11 October, 2023

A drug trialled for epilepsy patients is said to help reduce focal-onset seizures.

Global guidance to improve inherited high cholesterol care

10 October, 2023

The International Atherosclerosis Society released guidance to improve care of Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH), and the risk of early heart disease.

The role of menstruation in type 2 diabetes diagnosis

09 October, 2023

Research suggests the diagnosis threshold for type 2 diabetes should be lowered in women under 50 years, since natural blood loss through menstruation could be affecting their blood sugar management.

Potential genetic screening for nodular melanoma

06 October, 2023

Researchers from the University of Queensland and The Alfred hospital have identified gene variants which may contribute to people being at higher risk for nodular melanoma.

Blood test could improve concussion diagnosis

05 October, 2023

A study has discovered that a blood test identifying specific proteins could assist concussion diagnosis following accidents, sport-related collisions or other injuries.

Study confirms link between baldness and skin cancer

05 October, 2023

The QIMR Berghofer research team has examined evidence that established people with hair loss can be more susceptible to skin cancers.

Hygiena ATP cleaning verification solution

03 October, 2023 | Supplied by: Anaeron Pty Ltd

ATP bioluminescence is a rapid cleaning verification method that is science-based and data-driven.

Whiteley Viraclean hospital-grade disinfectant

03 October, 2023 | Supplied by: Whiteley

Viraclean from Whiteley is a hospital-grade, hard surface disinfectant proven to kill a wide range of bacteria and viruses, including SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19).

INOVA Air Purifiers INOVA-DV20 air purifier

01 October, 2023 | Supplied by: INOVA Air Purifiers

INOVA Air Purifiers has been providing clean air solutions since 2003. The INOVA range of medical-grade air purifiers is used in Australia's leading hospitals.

Metapneumovirus cases on the rise

29 September, 2023

The human metapneumovirus (hMPV) is spreading quickly in Australia, with New South Wales already reporting more than 1000 infections.

Pharmacist-led prescribing: nationalised approach, a step closer

28 September, 2023 by Tom Simpson*

Earlier in the year I shared my views on the future of pharmacy noting pharmacist-led prescribing as one of the key areas of pharmacist specialisation that would help address the increasingly complex nature of health care.

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