Clinical Services

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?


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.


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