Clinical Services

TGA fast-tracks approval of COVID-19-busting disinfectants

28 March, 2020

The TGA has published amendments to the Standard for Disinfectants and Sanitary Products (TGO 104) to allow listed disinfectants to make validated claims to kill the COVID-19 virus on surfaces.

Doctors and nurses called to arms

23 March, 2020

Medical recruitment companies MedWorld and MedRecruit have joined forces to launch a campaign to help find the workforce needed to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

How effective are infection control techniques at reducing COVID-19 transmission?

18 March, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

Infection control measures like handwashing, wearing masks, protective clothing or gloves, are widely endorsed as a means of curbing the spread of COVID-19. But just how effective are they at reducing transmission of the virus?

Indoor air is not coronavirus-ready, Condair reveals

18 March, 2020 by Oliver Zimmermann, CEO, Condair Group

A lack of humidity control regulations for public buildings will have a subsequent impact on possible coronavirus transmission and health.

Private hospitals to help with public surgery caseloads

17 March, 2020

APHA has announced that the nation's private hospitals are ready and willing to alleviate pressure on the public hospitals by taking on some of the elective surgery caseload.

Australian poo lab targets global gut market

12 March, 2020 by Belinda Willis

South Australia is securing its poo stores for international export.

Coronavirus may affect medicines supply

11 March, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

Supplies of routine medicines in Australia may become dangerously scarce — or outright unavailable — as the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak takes hold, experts have warned.

London patient cured of HIV, says case report

11 March, 2020

The London-based patient received a stem cell transplant from donors with the HIV-resistant gene CCR5.

'Fever clinics' are opening in Australia for people who think they're infected with the coronavirus. Why?

09 March, 2020 by Gerard Fitzgerald, Queensland University of Technology

So what are these clinics? And why are people being advised to use them rather than seeing their GP or going straight to the emergency department?

Coating reduces catheter pain and infection risk

06 March, 2020

Users of urinary catheters will benefit from significantly reduced pain and infection risk thanks to a new antimicrobial coating.

Second schizophrenia subtype identified

04 March, 2020

Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have identified two distinct neuroanatomical subtypes of schizophrenia after analysing the brain scans of more than 300 patients.

Study suggests chest CT to diagnose COVID-19

03 March, 2020

A Chinese study of more than 1000 patients has found that chest CT outperformed lab testing in the diagnosis of COVID-19.

Bringing rare disesases to the fore

28 February, 2020

Many families spend years looking for a cause to the symptoms of a rare disease. A diagnosis gives families an answer and the ability to find support.

Bizarre case of woman who brews her own alcohol, in her urinary system

25 February, 2020

Clinicians in the US have encountered a case of 'urinary auto-brewery syndrome', in which a 61-year-old woman urinated alcohol despite claims that she did not drink alcohol.

SHPA releases new standard for geriatric medicine pharmacists

24 February, 2020

The standard highlights the need for pharmacists with specific geriatric medicine expertise to work as part of interdisciplinary teams to improve the safety and quality of care for older Australians.

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