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Australian Prescriber Podcast
14 minutes | Sep 19, 2022
E139 – SGLT2 inhibitors for kidney and heart disease
Normally used as a glucose-lowering agent in the treatment of type 2 diabetes, SGLT2 inhibitors have been found to have beneficial effects in patients with heart failure and kidney disease. Jo Cheah finds out more from cardiologist John Atherton.
18 minutes | Sep 5, 2022
E138 – Therapeutic Guidelines Sore Throat
Justin Coleman chats to infectious diseases physician Emily Tucker about one of the more common presentations in primary care – sore throat.
16 minutes | Aug 22, 2022
E137 – Stepping down asthma preventer treatment
Many people with well-controlled asthma are prescribed unnecessarily high doses of inhaled corticosteroids, which can increase the risk of adverse effects and costs for patients. Laura Beaton chats with respiratory physician Helen Reddel about how to step down treatment.
17 minutes | Aug 8, 2022
E136 – Imaging of patients with headaches
To image or not to image? When is imaging recommended for patients presenting with headache? Laura Beaton chats with neurologist Jason Ray.
25 minutes | Jul 18, 2022
E135 - Therapeutic Guidelines Wilderness Medicine
Justin Coleman chats to Charmaine Tate about how to prevent, prepare for and manage injuries incurred from being exposed to the great outdoors.
28 minutes | Jul 4, 2022
E134 - Hormonal contraception and mood disorders
Laura Beaton chats with Psychiatry Professor Jayashri Kulkarni about the effects of the oral contraceptive pill on mood.
22 minutes | Jun 20, 2022
E133 – Prescribing for patients on antiretrovirals
Many drugs can interfere with antiretroviral therapy. Dhineli Perera chats with Yasmin Hughes, an advanced trainee in sexual health medicine, about the importance of checking potential interactions when prescribing other medicines.
18 minutes | Jun 6, 2022
E132 – Making guidelines better
David Liew chats with Jo-Anne Manski-Nankervis about using technology to bring clinical guidelines into practice, removing some of the barriers to their use.
18 minutes | May 16, 2022
E131 – Drugs for the management of obesity
Patients with obesity often need help with hunger suppression to maintain the weight loss achieved by diet. What drugs are used, and how do they work? David Liew chats with obesity clinician Professor Joseph Proietto.
13 minutes | May 2, 2022
E130 – Severe cutaneous adverse drug reactions
Some commonly prescribed medicines can cause severe damage to the skin and internal organs. Jo Cheah chats with infectious diseases physician Jason Trubiano about how to identify the drugs responsible and assess the allergy.
16 minutes | Apr 18, 2022
E129 – Home oxygen therapy
When and for whom should home oxygen therapy be prescribed, and what is the evidence behind it? David Liew chats with respiratory physician Christine McDonald.
21 minutes | Apr 4, 2022
E128 – COVID-19 oral antivirals
What are the issues surrounding rational prescribing of oral antivirals for COVID-19? David Liew chats with clinical pharmacist Amy Legg and infectious diseases physician Andrew Henderson.
19 minutes | Mar 21, 2022
E127 – Chronic non-cancer pain in older people
David Liew talks with clinical pharmacology registrar Gloria Wong about some of the challenges involved in the pharmacological management of chronic non-cancer pain in frail older people.
16 minutes | Mar 7, 2022
E126 - Cluster headache
Cluster headache is one of the worst pains that can be experienced. Apart from the pain, what distinguishes a cluster headache from other headaches, and how do you go about treating them? Dhineli Perera finds out from neurologist Jason Ray.
21 minutes | Feb 21, 2022
E125 - How to quit smoking
Tobacco smoking is the leading preventable cause of death and illness in Australia. Jo Cheah chats to GP Colin Mendelsohn about the most effective ways to stop smoking.
20 minutes | Feb 7, 2022
E124 - Therapeutic Guidelines Psychotropic
What’s the latest management advice for anxiety, insomnia, dementia, suicide risk and personality disorders? Justin Coleman chats to GP Nick Carr who is one of the authors of the 8th edition of the Psychotropic guidelines.
16 minutes | Jan 17, 2022
E123 - Top 10 drugs 2020–21
Dhineli Perera chats to Australian Prescriber Editor John Dowden about the top 10 drugs prescribed last year in Australia and their costs to government. How have these drugs changed compared to previous years, and why?
16 minutes | Jan 10, 2022
E122 - Medical abortion in primary care
Ashlea Broomfield talks to Medical director of Family Planning NSW Deborah Bateson about medical abortion – a safe, cost-effective alternative to surgical abortion in early pregnancy that can be provided by GPs.
20 minutes | Dec 20, 2021
E121 – Iron deficiency without anaemia
David Liew talks to haematologist Cecily Forsyth about this common yet under-recognised condition that can cause a range of non-specific symptoms such as lethargy, irritability and restless legs.
21 minutes | Dec 6, 2021
E120 – Therapeutic Guidelines Developmental Disability
Justin Coleman chats to Nick Lennox, one of the authors behind the latest update to the Developmental Disability guidelines, which involves a strong focus on what to look out for as a GP.
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