Peer Reviewed Feature Articles
Ear, nose and throat medicine

Laryngopharyngeal reflux and reflux cough: a diagnostic conundrum

Gregory L. Falk, Jonathan Livesey, Susanna C. Googley

Atypical reflux disease represents a significant challenge to patients and their doctors, with uncertainty surrounding its features, diagnosis, investigation and management. This article provides specialist insight into this underdiagnosed and undermanaged condition.

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Towards the optimal care of Parkinson’s disease – a guide for GPs

Simon Rowe, Carolyn M. Sue

Parkinson’s disease is increasingly being recognised as a multisystem condition that evolves uniquely in each patient. A tailored and multidisciplinary approach to management is essential to optimise the quality of life for patients living with Parkinson’s disease.

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What happens in a public health acute stroke unit? The role of allied health

Hannah Ross, Charlotte Scroggie, Shaloo Singhal, Thanh G. Phan, Lucinda Garner, Isabel Legro, Stephanie Morris, Franciska Blanc, Sarah C. Milne

An acute stroke unit consists of medical, nursing and allied health professionals, who can include physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech pathologists, social workers, psychologists and dietitians. Collectively, they deliver comprehensive, individualised stroke care.

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Cosmetic dermatology

Laser skin resurfacing – more than a cosmetic procedure

Deshan Frank Sebaratnam, Patricia Lowe, Adrian Lim

Laser skin resurfacing is commonly used to treat photoageing, the appearance of lines and wrinkles, actinic dysplasia, acne and burn scars and benign facial papules. Technological advancements have led to the development of safer laser devices, including fractional delivery systems.

Ophthalmology clinic

Flashes and floaters: symptoms not to be ignored

Lawrence Kwok, Andrew Chang

Flashes and floaters are common in the older population and can often be symptomatic of a serious underlying condition. Careful patient assessment and visual history can identify and manage life-threatening conditions.

Women's health

The rise of egg freezing

Devora Lieberman, Kaushalya Arulpragasam

Women seeking elective oocyte cryopreservation are likely to present to their GP first. What do you need to know?

The Ellard Collection

The recognition and management of werewolves

John Ellard

Lycanthropy is one of the oldest endemic psychoses, and yet it attracts little attention in standard texts. It seems inescapable that there must be lycanthropes roaming Australia undetected.

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