Clinical Services

No need to wait for chest pain diagnosis

10 September, 2019 by Lauren Davis

Assessment times for patients presenting with chest pains can be safely reduced, easing pressure on often overcrowded emergency departments.

Locating the source of recurring UTIs

05 September, 2019 | Supplied by: The University of Queensland

A research team has successfully located the source of recurring urinary tract infections in a female patient — a breakthrough that could lead to more effective treatments.

Non-physician care reduces heart disease and stroke risk

04 September, 2019

In the 'Hope 4' trial, care was led by non-physician health workers using a computer tablet to help decision-making, working closely with physicians.

Why can't we seem to say goodbye to poor hand hygiene

03 September, 2019 | Supplied by: SC Johnson Professional

Handwashing is good practice and we know it's one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of infections within healthcare settings. So why is hand hygiene compliance still an issue?

Antibiotics linked to heightened bowel cancer risk

23 August, 2019

Antibiotic use is linked to a heightened risk of bowel cancer, research published in the journal Gut has found. But the risk was lowered for rectal cancer.

What a smart brain looks like

07 August, 2019

German neuroscientists show, using magnetic resonance imaging, that the brains of people with excellent general knowledge are particularly efficiently wired.

DVT meds help reduce risk

02 August, 2019

New kinds of blood thinners are signalling changes to the treatment of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and a potential reduction in risk of blood clots, a review has found.

Dad's touch helps premmie bubs thrive

01 August, 2019

Getting more dads into neonatal units could help hospitals' littlest patients thrive, research from Edith Cowan University shows.

Trust in staff fosters better bowel check

31 July, 2019

Information, guidance and trust in hospital staff and systems make for a better patient colonoscopy experience, a Bowel Cancer Australia survey shows.

Digital pharmacy key to medicine safety and efficacy

30 July, 2019

Electronic prescriptions and real-time prescription monitoring are among projects tipped to empower pharmacists to be more accountable and responsible for medicine safety and efficacy.

Brain surgery via the wrist

29 July, 2019

Researchers have demonstrated that transradial surgery, done via the wrist, is safe and effective for a broad range of neuroendovascular procedures.

Diabetes medication can mask ketoacidosis

26 July, 2019

A new class of diabetes medications is masking the potentially dangerous condition of ketoacidosis at the time of surgery, according to researchers.

Return Your Opioids campaign kicks off

17 July, 2019

As the TGA launches a new awareness campaign aimed at curbing opioid-related harm, an international collaboration has reported the worryingly high ratio of opioid prescriptions for osteoarthritis patients in Sweden.

When medicines run dry, what's your backup plan?

12 July, 2019 by Matthew Bellgrove, Owner and Compounding Pharmacist | Supplied by: National Custom Compounding

What do you do when your hospital pharmacy can't fill a script?

Opposition for Qld trial to treat UTIs with antibiotics

11 July, 2019

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners has spoken out about a Queensland Government trial to relax the dispensing of an antibiotic to treat urinary tract infections.

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