Clinical Services

Bringing rare disesases to the fore

28 February, 2020

Many families spend years looking for a cause to the symptoms of a rare disease. A diagnosis gives families an answer and the ability to find support.


Bizarre case of woman who brews her own alcohol, in her urinary system

25 February, 2020

Clinicians in the US have encountered a case of 'urinary auto-brewery syndrome', in which a 61-year-old woman urinated alcohol despite claims that she did not drink alcohol.


SHPA releases new standard for geriatric medicine pharmacists

24 February, 2020

The standard highlights the need for pharmacists with specific geriatric medicine expertise to work as part of interdisciplinary teams to improve the safety and quality of care for older Australians.


Spike in mental health distress calls since start of bushifre crisis

21 February, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

Lifeline has launched a purpose-built helpline to support those affected by the recent Australian bushfire crisis.


Golden staph bloodstream infection rate stable, says report

20 February, 2020

An AIHW report says Australian public hospitals are exceeding the national target for reducing golden staph bloodstream infections, with a stable infection rate reported for the last five years.


AI may choose best depression therapy

18 February, 2020

A US research team has developed a computer that can accurately predict whether an antidepressant will work, based on patients' brain activity.


Time for action on pancreatic cancer

17 February, 2020

A report published by Avner Pancreatic Cancer Foundation shows that, without action, pancreatic cancer is likely to become Australia's second biggest cancer killer.


NSW sepsis pathway outperforms international model

14 February, 2020

The NSW model is more likely to trigger a warning of patient deterioration from sepsis than the internationally recommended model.


Safe nCov coronavirus vaccine may take years

10 February, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

The claims of multiple vaccine developers that an nCov coronavirus vaccine may soon be in our hands are misleading, says expert.


Australian-led trial in ASCO's Progress Against Cancer report

06 February, 2020

A trial conducted by an Australian and New Zealand research group has been recognised as one of the most important clinical research advances of the past year.


Millions to benefit from medical device price cuts

04 February, 2020

From false eyes to pacemakers — millions of Australians with private health insurance will benefit from price cuts to thousands of medical technologies.


Reaching for the sky with infection prevention and disease control strategies

03 February, 2020 by Dr Cristina Sotomayor-Castillo*, Mr Jeremy Malik** and Professor Ramon Z Shaban***

With air travel comes the rapid spread of pathogens and dissemination of infectious diseases. Mobilising channels to disseminate health information to passengers could help reduce risk.


Monash device may reduce risk of artery-widening procedure

31 January, 2020

Researchers from Monash University are developing a device to safely and effectively treat the most common cardiovascular disease: atherosclerosis, or narrowing of the arteries.


Seven cases of coronavirus confirmed in Australia

30 January, 2020

Worldwide, approximately 6074 cases of the virus have been confirmed and 132 deaths have been reported.


Trial to test new catheter design

29 January, 2020

Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital Cancer Care Services is testing a new catheter design in a pilot study involving 60 patients being treated for cancer.


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