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A biofilm can be defined as a layer of microorganisms adhering to a surface and each other in an aqueous environment. This microbial colony is able to attach to organic or inorganic surfaces by…

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Medications and Sun Exposure

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Around two in three Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the time they are 70 years of age. This makes sun safety an important public health message. The most recent National Sun…

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Abatacept Therapy

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Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease primarily affecting the joints. Inflammation and joint damage occur which leads to pain and swelling. RA usually affects small joints of the hands, feet and wrists. However,…

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Trifluridine / Tipiracil (Lonsurf®)

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Lonsurf® received Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) listing on 1st December 2018 for the treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer in adult patients who have been treated previously with or are not candidates for currently available…

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In my clinical practice, I often see elderly patients with at least two or three medication charts. These patients often take at least five to ten medications. Among these medications, there will often be…

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Herpes Zoster and Postherpetic Neuralgia Management

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Herpes zoster, commonly known as shingles, occurs due to reactivation of the varicella-zoster virus (chickenpox virus). This virus remains in the dorsal root ganglion following primary infection with chickenpox. Almost one in three Australian…

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January 2019

Biofilms (Jan. 18 2019)

Medications and Sun Exposure (Jan. 04 2019)

December 2018

November 2018

April 2018

March 2018

February 2018

Antihypertensives in Review (Feb. 16 2018)

Contact Dermatitis (Feb. 02 2018)

January 2018

September 2017

June 2017

April 2017

Management of Psoriasis (Apr. 27 2017)

Grains: Friends or Foes? (Apr. 12 2017)

February 2017

July 2016

May 2016

To Quit or not to Quit (May. 26 2016)

Herbs and Liver Enzymes (May. 12 2016)

April 2016

Infective Endocarditis (Apr. 28 2016)

Febuxostat in chronic gout (Apr. 14 2016)

November 2015

October 2015

Brentuximab Vedotin (Oct. 29 2015)

Tapentadol (Oct. 15 2015)

Bexsero® (Oct. 01 2015)

June 2015

Bell’s Palsy (Jun. 25 2015)

In A PINCH(S) (Jun. 11 2015)

February 2015

November 2014

April 2014

January 2014

Thyroxine Drug Interactions (Jan. 23 2014)

Anaphylaxis (Jan. 12 2014)

November 2013

MedsCheck in Hospitals (Nov. 28 2013)

Antibiotic Awareness Week (Nov. 14 2013)

October 2013

March 2013

ACE and ARB Combination (Mar. 20 2013)