Clinical Services

Stents In Trial For Superficial Femoral Artery Disease

23 September, 2014 by Sophie Blackshaw

The Journal of Endovascular Therapy has established that the use of stents has improved management and outcomes of coronary artery disease, and clinical trials are now attempting to prove the same will be true for superficial femoral artery disease.


New Asthma Management Tool Available to Pharmacists

19 September, 2014 by Petrina Smith

To help people pharmacists educate people to achieve better asthma control, NPS MedicineWise has launched new Asthma Management tool.


Proposed Amendments to Pharmaceutical Benefits Act

17 September, 2014 by Petrina Smith

Amendments are proposed to the National Health (Pharmaceutical Benefits) (Conditions of approval for approved pharmacists) Determination 2007.


Geographic Variations in Health Care Report Released

16 September, 2014 by Petrina Smith

A new report,  Geographic Variations in Health Care: What do we know and what can be done to improve health system performance?, examines regional variation in health care in 13 participating countries, including Australia


One in Four Inpatients Affected by Diabetes

15 September, 2014 by Petrina Smith

An Australian-first study has found the prevalence of diabetes in Melbourne hospitals is higher than previously thought, with one in four inpatients affected by the condition.


Ambiguity - One of Our Greatest Infection Risks

13 September, 2014 by Cathryn Murphy

In the past decade, the length, number and type of infection prevention directives have expanded on an unprecedented scale and at an ever-increasing pace. Contemporary clinicians and infection preventionists working in Australia can easily and readily access guidance generated from governments, non-regulatory agencies, academic educational institutions and from their respective professional associations. These guiding instruments are generally either broad, overarching documents deemed suitable for a variety of clinical settings or detailed and limited to procedures and practices specific to a clinical speciality.


Infection Control Features

13 September, 2014 by Ryan Mccann

Ambiguity - One of Our Greatest Infection Risks  


Landmark Biomedical Health Survey Released Today

11 September, 2014 by Petrina Smith

Following the release of a landmark biomedical health survey, the National Heart Foundation of Australia says cardiovascular disease will remain a major contributor the the gap in life expectancy for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people.


Treatment Practices for Sepsis Infections Continue to Vary

10 September, 2014 by Petrina Smith

Treatment practices for patients hospitalised with the potentially fatal infection known as sepsis will continue to vary because of individual differences between hospitals and countries, according to University of Adelaide researchers.


Addressing Cultural Issues Will Improve Prostate Cancer Awareness

10 September, 2014 by Petrina Smith

Information on prostate cancer needs to be better communicated to men who have English as a second language, according to new research launched by the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA).


Report Highlights Challenges of Young Women Diagnosed with Breast Cancer

10 September, 2014 by Petrina Smith

A new 'pull no punches' report by the National Breast Cancer Foundation is drawing attention to the unique challenges faced by the 800 young women diagnosed with breast cancer in Australia each year.


Declining Rate of Heart Attacks for Western Australians with Diabetes

09 September, 2014 by Petrina Smith

During the past decade there has been a declining rate of heart attacks for Western Australians with diabetes despite a rapid rise in the prevalence of diabetes.


Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Program Presents Excellent Results

09 September, 2014 by Petrina Smith

A study at the University of Sydney has found that the number of cases of young women affected by genital warts, or human papillomavirus, has dropped by 61% since the national human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine program was introduced in 2007.


Global Epidemic of Diabetes is Hampering Progress in Tuberculosis Control

04 September, 2014 by Petrina Smith

The rapid increase in rates of type 2 diabetes* in low- and middle-income countries where tuberculosis (TB) is endemic could hamper global efforts to control and eliminate TB, according to a new three-part Series about TB and diabetes, published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology.


Debate Encouraged on Role of Pharmacists in Primary Care

03 September, 2014 by Petrina Smith

The Consumers' Health Forum says the AMA's concerns about the Pharmacy Guild proposal for the Federal Government to fund pharmacies to provide cholesterol and blood pressure checks, vaccinations, and non-prescription treatments for minor ailment, raises some important questions about the role of pharmacists in primary care in Australia and negotiations around the 6th community pharmacy agreement.


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