Peer Reviewed Feature Articles

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis – a new outlook

Praisoody Sinnappurajar, Jeffrey Chaitow

If undiagnosed and untreated, juvenile idiopathic arthritis can cause long-term joint damage and vision loss. Biologic drugs have shown to substantially improve outcomes for patients, particularly in the setting of multidisciplinary care.

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Cardiovascular medicine

Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction: advances in management

Ashlee Jeffries, Wai Ping Alicia Chan

Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) is a highly heterogeneous disease associated with comorbidities and mortality. Sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitors are now recommended for all patients with HFpEF without contraindications. Patient phenotype profiling of contributing comorbidities can help in tailoring management.

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Psychiatry and psychology

Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder: an undetected and overlooked eating disorder?

Stephen Touyz, Tanja Rabbering, Natalie Crino, Sarah Maguire

Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder is a relatively new diagnosis that presents a unique set of challenges in terms of understanding, diagnosing and effectively managing abnormal eating behaviours. GPs play an important role in co-ordinating the care and support of affected individuals.

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Gastroenterology clinic

Ulcerative colitis: an update on management

Rebecca Pearce, Ayushi Chauhan, Sarah Lucas, Mayur Garg

The outlook for patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) has greatly improved with the continuing evolution of treatments and treatment targets, but attention to the physical, social and psychological consequences of UC and its therapy is still needed.

Travel medicine update

Jet lag – strategies to minimise effects

Dahien Manoharan, Christiaan Yu

Many travellers suffer from jet lag symptoms but certain measures, including light exposure and avoidance, can be used to avoid these effects. Some of these strategies can be started before the journey.

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