Peer Reviewed Contents
Lipid disorders

Familial hypercholesterolaemia – enhancing the care of patients and families

Nick S.R. Lan, Jing Pang, Gerald F. Watts

Familial hypercholesterolaemia increases the risk of premature atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD). Early diagnosis and appropriate treatment are the cornerstones of management. GPs can facilitate continuity of care, including screening, cascade testing, ASCVD risk stratification and lipid management.

Renal medicine

Preventing diabetic kidney disease progression: an update

Jean C. Lu, Elif Ekinci, David O'Neal, Richard J. MacIsaac

In people with diabetes, identifying diabetic kidney disease early and implementing effective treatments can minimise the progression of renal dysfunction and associated comorbidities.

Cardiovascular medicine

Resistant hypertension: an approach to management

Sayeh Heidari Nejad, Omar Azzam, Markus P. Schlaich

Resistant hypertension is challenging to treat and is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and organ damage. A guideline-recommended approach can help in the accurate diagnosis and comprehensive management of resistant hypertension.


Type 2 diabetes: advances in investigation and management

Rose Lin, Richard J. MacIsaac, Elif Ekinci

Major advances have occurred in the pharmacological management of type 2 diabetes, with the introduction of new medications that improve glycaemia (and have a low risk of hypoglycaemia), promote weight loss and provide cardio-kidney protection.