Clinical Services

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?


Reducing the risk of surgical site infections in Australia

11 July, 2019 by Dr Charles E Edmiston, Jr*

The 2019 edition of the Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare provide an opportunity to reduce SSIs.


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.


Drug-resistant bacteria found on hospital insects

10 July, 2019

More than 50% of bacteria recovered from flying insects in a group of English hospitals has been found to be resistant to one or more antibiotics.


Australian pre-teens sedentary, new study finds

09 July, 2019

It's not unusual for 11- and 12-year-olds to spend up to 11 hours seated.


Surgeons restore arm function in paralysed patients

05 July, 2019

Australian surgeons have restored the hand function of 13 young adults who had paralysis due to nerve damage.


Stillbirth risk increases after 37 weeks

04 July, 2019

A UK study has found an increase in the risk of stillbirth after 37 weeks.


Drug boosts growth in young patients with dwarfism

18 June, 2019

A groundbreaking drug, developed in Melbourne, has had positive results in children with achondroplasia, a common form of dwarfism.


Fighting infectious disease with genomics

11 June, 2019 by Dr Cristina Sotomayor-Castillo* and Professor Ramon Z Shaban**

The rapidly developing field of genomics is playing a major role in preventing and treating infectious diseases.


Giving new meaning to heartburn

07 June, 2019

A man's chest caught on fire during emergency heart surgery after a dry surgical pack ignited.


81% of antibiotics prescribed by dentists are unnecessary

05 June, 2019

A new JAMA study suggests that dentists should revisit their use of pre-emptive antibiotic prescriptions, as the risks may outweight the benefits.


Antimicrobial sutures can help reduce SSI risk

31 May, 2019

The Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare state that antimicrobial-coated sutures can help reduce SSIs.


IVF link to heart failure

31 May, 2019

Women who conceive via IVF are five times more likely to experience heart failure than women who conceive naturally, according to a new study.


Soy food reduces risk for breast cancer survivors

29 May, 2019

Researchers found higher soy intake was linked to a 77% reduced risk of osteoporotic fractures in younger women.


Doctors missing up to 64% sleep apnoea cases

29 May, 2019

Sleep apnoea, associated with high morbidity and mortality, is being missed by doctors due to insufficient test criteria. A new methodology is being proposed.


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