Peer Reviewed Feature Articles
Psychiatry and psychology

Managing bipolar II disorder in the community

Gordon Parker
GPs can screen for and manage patients with bipolar II disorder in their practice with the help of medication, a wellbeing plan and psychoeducation.
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Free access

Coagulation testing in common clinical scenarios

Michael Krigstein, Joanne Joseph

When to order coagulation tests and what to do with an abnormal result is increasingly challenging, especially with many patients now being prescribed nonvitamin K oral anticoagulants (NOACs). This article discusses the utility and limitations of routine coagulation testing.

Complete 1.5 CPD hours
Endocrinology and metabolism

The diabetic foot. From ulcer to infection

Saissan Rajendran, Guilherme Pena, Robert Fitridge

Diabetic foot complications are associated with infection, delayed wound healing and increased risk of limb amputation. This article provides a practical summary on how to assess patients who develop diabetic foot ulcers, as well as resources for preventing ulcers.

Complete 1.5 CPD hours
Peer Reviewed Regular Series
Therapeutics clinic

SGLT-2 inhibitors: practical prescription advice for the generalist

Rahul D. Barmanray, Deepa Ariarajah, Dev A. Kevat

Sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT-2) inhibitors offer potential benefits but also risks for patients with type 2 diabetes. A four-phase approach can help GPs prescribe SGLT-2 inhibitors safely and effectively.

Paediatrics clinic

The crying baby. Excessive or inconsolable crying in infants

William Garvey, Valerie Sung

Excessive or inconsolable crying in infants is a common presentation to GPs. A structured approach to assessment can help determine normal presentations from those requiring investigations, targeted treatments and additional input from other clinicians.

Rheumatology clinic

Old disease, new tricks. Update on giant cell arteritis

Abhishikta Dey, Anthony M. Sammel

Patients with giant cell arteritis generally have a good prognosis after they have been established on treatment. Recent developments in vascular imaging and a new treatment option have enhanced management.