Clinical Services

Eczema drug relieves severe asthma

25 May, 2018

Patients with difficult-to-control asthma are experiencing greater symptom improvement on an eczema drug than on standard therapies.

Ibuprofen not good for UTIs

24 May, 2018

A randomised trial finds ibuprofen is not a safe alternative to antibiotic treatment for urinary tract infection.

Nocturnal Enuresis (Bedwetting) Resource Kit — 2nd edition

23 May, 2018 | Supplied by: Continence Foundation of Australia

This revised edition is a free, practical tool for clinicians, patients and their families, anticipating the different stages of diagnosis and treatment.

BRIVIACT add-on treatment of partial-onset seizures

23 May, 2018 | Supplied by: UCB Australia Pty Ltd

Now available on the PBS, BRIVIACT (brivaracetam) is an add-on therapy for the treatment of partial-onset seizures (POS).

Crystawash wound wash spray

22 May, 2018 | Supplied by: AFT Pharmaceuticals

Crystawash wound wash is an isotonic saline spray buffered to return the tissue pH to normal.

Information underload

21 May, 2018 by Dr Holly Seale and Ji Park*

Hospitals increasingly rely on their websites to prepare patients for their stay. Some are doing a better job than others, impacting patient outcomes — especially in infection control.

Oral antibiotics increase kidney stones risk

16 May, 2018

Researchers have found certain oral antibiotics increase the risk of developing kidney stones, especially in children.

Kyra's legacy

14 May, 2018

A decade ago, lymphoma therapies for sick dogs were being trialled to help children with the disease. Now, cancer medication for humans is being successfully adapted to help man's best friend.

Fast food impacts women's fertility

10 May, 2018

Women who frequently eat fruit fall pregnant faster than women who consume fast food regularly.

Alarming rise in adolescent mental health crises

09 May, 2018

The number of adolescents presenting to emergency wards with mental health crises has increased by over 50% in the past decade.

Using financial penalties to tackle healthcare errors

08 May, 2018 by Professor Ramon Z Shaban*

With one in nine hospital patients suffering from a hospital-acquired complication, financial penalties are being increasingly used to motivate hospitals to ensure their risk and safety management systems are foolproof.

In Conversation with Prof. Elizabeth Rakoczy

07 May, 2018 by Laini Bennett

Professor Rakoczy has developed an innovative new gene therapy for age-related macular degeneration (AMD). ​​​​We discuss her research and how she is using modified viruses as a delivery vehicle.

New drug tames violent patients

03 May, 2018

Queensland paramedics have introduced a drug that is sedating violent patients 70% faster.

Caffeine in womb linked to childhood weight gain

02 May, 2018

Research suggests mums-to-be should cut out caffeine altogether.

Alcohol intake linked to PMS symptoms

30 April, 2018

Does alcohol contribute to PMS, or does PMS drive women to alcohol? Researchers have found the surprising answer.

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