Peer Reviewed Feature Articles

Is heartburn always reflux? An update on gastro-oesophageal reflux

Anna Foley
The clinical diagnosis of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) can be made based on symptoms alone if they are frequent or severe enough to impair quality of life. However, not all patients presenting with symptoms of reflux have GORD, and further evaluation may be required.
Cardiovascular medicine

Inherited arrhythmia syndromes: caring for families in 2021

Julia Isbister, Christopher Semsarian

The first presentation of an inherited arrhythmia syndrome such as long QT or Brugada syndrome is often sudden cardiac death. Awareness of the red flags and family screening can help prevent this tragedy.

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Respiratory medicine

New hope for interstitial lung disease

Alan K.y. Teoh, Tamera J. Corte

New advances in the diagnosis, treatment and management of interstitial lung disease are emerging. Among these, input from a multidisciplinary team, including the GP, are crucial.

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Women's health

Ovarian cancer. Old problems, new developments

Leon Foster, Alison Brand

Ovarian cancer is a leading cause of cancer death in Australian women. Prompt specialist referral and a multidisciplinary approach to management will give women the best chance of a better outcome.

Psychological medicine

Body dysmorphia in boys and young men

Zoe Jenkins, David Castle

Young men are just as prone to body image concerns as young women, and careful screening and questioning in general practice can uncover concerns associated with body dysmorphia.

Therapeutics clinic

New horizons in migraine therapy: CGRP monoclonal antibodies

Jason C. Ray, Elspeth J. Hutton, Shuli Cheng, Lin Zhang, Richard J. Stark

Calcitonin-gene related peptide (CGRP) monoclonal antibodies are a new class of migraine preventive that includes erenumab, galcanezumab and fremanezumab. What is their role?

Dermatology clinic

Bullae in an older man after a fall

Joseph Joseph, Geoffrey Lee, Pablo Fernández-peñas

A 68-year-old man presents with worsening bullae on his legs. What is the diagnosis?