Clinical Services

Whiteley Medical Surfex dry-surface biofilm remover and disinfectant

01 October, 2019 | Supplied by: Whiteley Corporation

Surfex from Whiteley Medical is a dry-surface biofilm remover and disinfectant, intended for use on environmental surfaces and for non-critical medical devices such as hospital beds and theatre trolleys.

Great Comebacks Awards celebrate inspiring ostomates

30 September, 2019 | Supplied by: ConvaTec Inc

William Cusack and Julia Kittscha have both been recognised at the 2019 ConvaTec Great Comebacks Awards for their unwavering spirit, resilience and determination to living, and supporting those with a stoma.

Opioid-related harm increasing in Victoria

25 September, 2019

Opioid-related emergency department (ED) presentations in Victoria increased annually by an average of 3.1% during the 10-year period of 2008–09 to 2017–18.

IVF birth rates improve across ANZ: report

23 September, 2019

IVF success rates in Australia and New Zealand have continued to improve, while the number of IVF twins are falling.

ADHD meds not necessarily more effective in higher doses

20 September, 2019

Researchers have found that a medium dose of methylphenidate (MPH) has the strongest beneficial effects on inhibitory control in children with ADHD.

ACIPC 2019 coming to Perth

17 September, 2019 | Supplied by: Conference Design

A pre-eminent conference for infection prevention and control professionals in Australia, ACIPC 2019 is coming to the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre from 17–20 November.

Fertility-sparing surgery safe for those with early ovarian cancer

16 September, 2019

Young women with early-stage ovarian cancer can undergo fertility-preserving surgery without affecting the safety of their cancer treatment.

Worrying decline in medication use after heart surgery

13 September, 2019

Use of preventative medications is high early after heart surgery but decreases significantly over time — despite the fact that many of these medications are linked with lower mortality.

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.

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