Authors

Jan Radford

Email: J.Radford@utas.edu.au

MBBS, MPsychMed, MEd, FRACGP, FARGP, GAID, AFANZAHPE, Associate Professor of General Practice, Launceston Clinical School, Tasmanian School of Medicine, University of Tasmania, Launceston, Tas; General Practitioner, West Tamar Health, Riverside, Tas; Provost, The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners Tasmanian Faculty, Hobart, Tas


Association of continuity of care with blood pressure control in patients with chronic kidney disease and hypertension

Reaching blood pressure targets in patients with chronic kidney disease is a challenge, but can be more easily achieved with greater continuity of care.


Awareness of familial hypercholesterolaemia in Australian primary care: A qualitative descriptive study

Despite recent exponential growth in research on familial hypercholesterolaemia, there remains a general lack of public and health professional awareness about the disorder.


Chronic kidney disease monitoring in Australian general practice

There is room for improvement in monitoring patients with early chronic kidney disease when considering alignment with national guidelines.


Evolving worldwide approaches to lipid management and implications for Australian general practice

Guidelines on assessing and managing lipid disorders are evolving as new knowledge and treatments emerge to help health professionals and patients decide the best course of disease management.


Exercise as cardiovascular medicine

Physical inactivity is a major modifiable contributor to the global burden of cardiovascular disease morbidity and mortality.


Familial hypercholesterolaemia and cascade testing in general practice: Lessons from COVID-19

The recent increased public experience with epidemiological concepts such as contact tracing offers new potential to improve detection and management of familial hypercholesterolaemia.


Implications of new clinical practice guidance on familial hypercholesterolaemia for Australian general practitioners

Recent consensus advice on the care of patients with familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH) supports improved care of patients with FH in the primary care setting.


Type 2 diabetes and the medicine of exercise: The role of general practice in ensuring exercise is part of every patient’s plan

Exercise is a safe and effective treatment modality to assist in the control of glucose levels and reduce complications for individuals with type 2 diabetes.