The article ‘Hay fever: an underappreciated and chronic disease’ by Associate Professors Janet Rimmer and Janet Davies published in the October 2015 issue of Medicine Today (pages 14 to 24) contained an error. In the text and Box 1, the combination intranasal antihistamine and corticosteroid therapy should have read azelastine and fluticasone propionate, not azelastine and fluticasone furoate as printed. A corrected version of the article is available as a pdf on the Medicine Today website (www.medicinetoday.com.au).
The article ‘Interpreting pathology tests: screening versus diagnostic testing’ by Dr Pat Phillips published in the September 2015 issue of Medicine Today (pages 67 to 71) contained an error. A reader has pointed out that odds ratios and likelihood ratios should be used rather than percentages to calculate the positive and negative predictive values of test results. The author thanks the reader for noticing this. An updated version of the article is available as a pdf on the Medicine Today website (www.medicinetoday.com.au).
We apologise to our readers for any confusion these errors may have caused.