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July issue of Australian Journal of General Practice now available


Paul Hayes


3/07/2018 12:41:10 PM

The latest issue of the Australian Journal of General Practice, the RACGP’s peer-reviewed scholarly journal, is now available online.

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The July issue of AJGP focuses on women’s health.

The Australian Journal of General Practice (AJGP) provides Australian GPs with relevant, evidence-based, clearly articulated information to assist them in delivering the highest quality patient care applicable to the varied geographic and social contexts in which GPs work.
 
The July issue of AJGP focuses on women’s health.
 
Focus
Human papillomavirus testing as part of the renewed National Cervical Screening Program
Australia has adopted innovative, evidence-based criteria for the inclusion of HPV NAT assays in the renewed National Cancer Screening Program.
David Hawkes
 
Human papillomavirus vaccination update: Nonavalent vaccine and the two-dose schedule
Australia has included quadrivalent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination in its national program since 2007, with significant declines in the incidence of HPV infection, genital warts and high-grade cervical lesions. In 2018, the program changed to a nonavalent HPV vaccine administered over a routine two-dose schedule for the target cohort of adolescents aged 12–13 years.
Julia ML Brotherton
 
Preconception care
Preconception care (PCC) comprises counselling and the provision of biomedical, behavioural and social health interventions to optimise the health of women and their partners prior to pregnancy and improve health related outcomes for themselves and their children.
Edwina Dorney, Kirsten I Black
 
Recurrent pregnancy loss: A summary of international evidence-based guidelines and practice
Recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL) is defined as two or more pregnancy losses. It affects <5% of couples. There are many proposed causes; however, the cause is unknown in a significant proportion of cases.
Ying Hong Li, Anthony Marren  
 
Pelvic girdle pain in pregnancy
Pelvic girdle pain (PGP) in pregnancy is a common condition that can cause significant physical disability and has an important psychosocial impact on pregnant women and their families.
Charlotte Walters, Simon West, Tanya A Nippita  
 
Gestational diabetes mellitus: A pragmatic approach to diagnosis and management
Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a common condition with risks for mother and baby. The aim of this article is to provide practical advice regarding GDM diagnosis, management and postpartum follow-up for GPs, who will increasingly be involved in GDM care.
Alison Nankervis, Sarah Price, Jennifer Conn  
 
Editorial
A new era in cervical cancer prevention
Lara Roeske
 
Fertility and pregnancy care
Karen I Black
 
Letters
July correspondence
 
Clinical
A brief review of global climate change and the public health consequences
Ivan Parise
 
Female pattern hair loss
Linda Chan, David K Cook
 
Questions to ask a patient with nocturia
Wendy F Bower, Karel Everaert, Tee J Ong, Claire F Ervin, Jens P Norgaard, Michael Whishaw 
 
Review and update of benign prostatic hyperplasia in general practice
Manasi Jiwrajka, William Yaxley, Marlon Perera, Matt Roberts, Nigel Dunglison, John Yaxley, Rachel Esler
 
Research
Intentional self-inflicted and peer-inflicted aerosol skin injuries called ‘frosties’: Cohort series and systematic literature review
Christopher R Maguire, Bhaveshkumar Patel, Craig A McBride 
 
Management of sore throat in primary care
Jennifer Tran, Margie Danchin, Marie Pirotta, Andrew C Steer 
 
Viewpoint
Bringing futurism into medical education: Harnessing augmented reality to foster more engagement
Alireza Ahmadvand, John Murtagh, Lisa Nissen 
 
Column
Book review: Tensions and Traumas in Health Law
Stephen A Margolis 
 
Clinical Challenge
July clinical challenge



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