Clinical Services

Renal Specialist Takes Up Hypertension Fight

08 December, 2014 by Petrina Smith

Renal physician and hypertension specialist Professor Markus Schlaich has been appointed inaugural Dobney Chair in Clinical Research, a position co-funded by UWA, Royal Perth Hospital and the Royal Perth Hospital Medical Research Foundation.

Obesity Can Reduce Life Expectancy by up to Eight Years

05 December, 2014 by Petrina Smith

Obesity and extreme obesity have the potential to reduce life expectancy by up to 8 years and deprive adults of as much as 19 years of healthy life as a result of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, new research published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology suggests.

Physiotherapists now Recognised Diabetes Educators

05 December, 2014 by Petrina Smith

Physiotherapists have been recognised as credentialled diabetes educators by the Australian Diabetes Educators Association.

New Resources Available for Australians with Diabetes

04 December, 2014 by Petrina Smith

Health Minister Peter Dutton has launched new print and web-based resources targeting people with a high risk of suffering from diabetes.

Fifth National Report of ANZASM Released

04 December, 2014 by Petrina Smith

The Fifth National Report of the Australian and New Zealand Audits of Surgical Mortality (ANZASM) has been released by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS).

Contact Precautions Need Consideration in Infection Prevention and Control

27 November, 2014 by Petrina Smith

Contact precautions may not always work, and could harm patients, said A/Prof Marin Schweizer to delegates at the Australasian College of Infection Prevention and Control Conference 2014 in Adelaide.

Australian Infection Prevention Efforts Having Positive Impact

27 November, 2014 by Petrina Smith

Infection prevention and control efforts in Australia are having a positive impact on patient outcomes and should be embraced even further.

Antibiotic Resistance Program Focuses on Urinary Tract Infections

20 November, 2014 by Petrina Smith

The next phase of the NPS MedicineWise Reducing Antibiotic Resistance program for health professionals focuses on the complex topic of managing urinary tract infections (UTIs).

Real-time Prescription Monitoring Welcomed

17 November, 2014 by Sophie Blackshaw

With more Victorians dying each year from prescription drug overdoses than on the state's roads, the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) Victorian Branch has welcomed the Victorian Coalition’s pledge to develop a real-time prescription monitoring service.

Equal Care and Survival Rates for City and Country South Australians

11 November, 2014 by Sophie Blackshaw

Research from the University of Adelaide has found that Country South Australians with colorectal cancer that has spread to other areas of the body are receiving equal surgical care and have the same survival rates as those living in the city.

Typhoid Gene Discovery Could Help Improve Treatment to Infections Diseases

11 November, 2014 by Petrina Smith

People who carry a particular type of gene have natural resistance against typhoid fever according to new research published in Nature Genetics.

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11 November, 2014 by ahhb

Logan Hospital Opens New Facilities

10 November, 2014 by Petrina Smith

New facilities including an emergency department, expanded children's inpatient unit and rehabilitation unit have been opened at Logan Hospital in Queensland.

Enough is Enough Survey Highlights Need to Change Australia's Drinking Culture

06 November, 2014 by Petrina Smith

Responding to the release of the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine's (ACEM) Enough is Enough Survey, AMA President, A/Prof Brian Owler, says the Federal Government needs to work to change Australia's drinking culture.

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