Peer Reviewed Feature Articles

Acute stroke: preventing stroke and managing complications

Jonathan Baird-gunning, Miriam Priglinger-coorey, Martin Krause

Stroke continues to cause substantial morbidity and mortality. GPs can help reduce this by identifying patients with risk factors for stroke and instituting prevention strategies, and by managing common poststroke complications.

Complete 1.5 CPD hours
Cardiovascular medicine

Systemic vasculitides. Part 2: Small vessel diseases

Sean M. Conte, Peter R. Vale

Small vessel vasculitides often manifest as neurological, renal, pulmonary and dermatological symptoms. Awareness of the range of symptoms can help GPs in the differential diagnosis, treatment and management of this diverse group of conditions.

Peer Reviewed Regular Series
ENT clinic

Managing patients with rhinosinusitis

Yuresh Naidoo
GPs are at the forefront of managing patients with rhinosinusitis, a common disorder with significant impacts on health and quality of life. This article outlines the latest medical and surgical treatments for this heterogeneous disease, allowing GPs to better inform and manage their patients.
Women's health

Vulvovaginal symptoms after menopause

Elizabeth Farrell

After menopause, urogenital changes may have an impact on a woman’s health, wellbeing, intimacy and quality of life. Appropriately and respectfully initiating questions about these symptoms may allow the woman to discuss her experience and receive the help she needs.

Medicolegal matters

Death certificates: to sign or not to sign

John Kamaras, Ushma Narsai

The case of a GP locum asked to sign a death certificate for a colleague’s patient illustrates some medicolegal pitfalls and how to avoid them.