MBBS, MNutrSci, BMedSci, FRACGP, FARGP (Emerg Med), People First Health Group, Toowoomba, Qld.

Case study of thrombosis and thrombocytopenia syndrome following administration of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis is a complication of the ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine that should elicit a high index of suspicion when patients present with persistent headache post vaccination.

Extreme hypercholesterolaemia and hypertriglyceridaemia in a man newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes mellitus

A Caucasian man aged 46 years, working as an oil rig area coordinator in remote South Australia, presented with incidental hyperglycaemia.

Diagnosis of type 2 diabetes using serial fasting plasma glucose versus HbA1c in the primary care setting

This paper addresses concordance between glycated haemoglobin and fasting plasma glucose as the two most widely used diagnostic tests for type 2 diabetes.