Clinical Services

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.


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.


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.


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.


Phone app 'hears' child ear infections

24 May, 2019

A small paper cone, combined with a smartphone app, can identify ear infections in young children.


Lung issues follow premmies into adulthood

23 May, 2019

People born very preterm or very low weight are four times more likely to have lung-related issues in early adulthood than those born on time.


Images show infants' heads changing shape during birth

23 May, 2019

Using MRI, scientists have captured 3D images that show how infants' brains and skulls change shape as they move through the birth canal just before delivery.


1 in 5 people with sleep apnoea depressed

22 May, 2019

New Australian research has found that a significant number of sleep apnoea patients are depressed, with a quarter on antidepressants.


Cancer patients should be warned of heart risks

21 May, 2019

Cancer patients are not being advised by their physicians that there is an increased risk of cardiotoxicity associated with their treatments.


Preventative antibiotics halve childbirth infections

17 May, 2019

Preventative antibiotics, given to all women whose childbirth involves forceps or vacuum extraction, could halve maternal infections including sepsis.


Joint supplement protects heart?

16 May, 2019

New research suggesting that joint supplements may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease events has been met with scepticism by Australian experts.


Love it or lose it

15 May, 2019 by Kristin Michaels*

Lessons from a complicated history of hospital PBS funding.


Chemo demand to increase 50% by 2040

14 May, 2019

The need for chemotherapy will increase dramatically by 2040, as will the need for more practising cancer physicians.


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