September issue of Australian Journal of General Practice now available

Paul Hayes

4/09/2018 12:22:01 PM

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

The September issue of AJGP focuses on neurology.
The September issue of AJGP focuses on neurology.

The September issue of the Australian Journal of General Practice (AJGP) focuses on neurology, highlighting the diagnosis and management of neurological conditions in general practice.
Current approaches to the pharmacological treatment of Alzheimer’s disease
The aim of this article is to provide an overview of available pharmacological therapies for the symptomatic treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.
Edwin CK Tan, Sarah N Hilmer, Sara Garcia-Ptacek, J Simon Bell
Multidisciplinary management of motor neurone disease
This review outlines the common symptoms and issues in motor neurone disease (MND) and the latest available treatment options. A multidisciplinary approach to MND, involving the GP and rehabilitation, palliative care and allied health services, is discussed.
Fiona S Lau, Frank P Brennan, Matthew D Gardiner
Botulinum neurotoxin for the treatment of movement disorders
The aim of this article is to describe the usefulness of botulinum neurotoxin (BoNT) for the treatment of movement disorders, including a description of its mechanism of action, mode of administration, indications and evidence of benefit.
Paul Kopanidis, Chandi Das
Office-based assessment of cognitive impairment
This article reviews what the GP can do in relation to office-based assessment for cognitive impairment.
Dimity Pond
Primary care and neurological disorders
As medical practitioners situated on the forefront of primary care, GPs play a crucial part in limiting injury through the use of prevention strategies.
Glenn Duns
September correspondence
Readers express their opinions on published articles and topics of interest.
Doctor, my armpit hair has turned yellow! Malodorous yellowish axillary hair in an adolescent patient
Diagnosis and management of a patient presenting with malodorous, yellowish hair over both axillae is discussed.
Pablo Fernández-Crehuet, Pedro Jesus Gómez-Arias, Ricardo Ruiz-Villaverde  
Low back pain: Can we mitigate the inadvertent psycho-behavioural harms of spinal imaging?
Despite international consensus regarding judicious use of diagnostic spinal imaging, patients continue to be over-referred.
Luke P Wheeler, Emma L Karran, Daniel S Harvie  
Improving early detection of developmental dysplasia of the hip through general practitioner assessment and surveillance
Assessment and surveillance for developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) in the general practice setting may help to reverse the trend of increasing late-diagnosed DDH cases in Australia.
Nicole Williams
A GP primer on incisional hernia
GPs have a key role in coordinating the care of patients with incisional hernia, in terms of detection, referral and optimisation of contributory comorbidities.
Richard C Turner
Achieving optimal self-management in hereditary haemochromatosis: Results from a community questionnaire
A positive attitude and a sense of perceived behavioural control contribute to successful haemochromatosis self-management, with doctors playing an important part.
Jessica Pearce, Robin A Ray, Suzanne McKenzie 
Incidence of allergic rhinitis in children with residual snoring and sleep symptoms after adenotonsillectomy
Allergic rhinitis may be a treatable component of sleep-disordered breathing that contributes to residual symptoms such as snoring.
Lernik Sarkissian, Lala Sarkissian, Thomas E Stewart, Thomas Guy, Stuart G Mackay  
Insights into the management of chronic hepatitis C in primary care using MedicineInsight
Incomplete pre-treatment assessment is likely to be a reflection of the recent shift in management of chronic hepatitis C to primary care.
Kendal Chidwick, Debra Kiss, Rachel Gray, Jeannie Yoo, Michael Aufgang, Amany Zekry  
The influence of therapeutic alliance on adult obesity interventions in primary care: A systematic review protocol
To improve the effectiveness of intervention in primary care, unpacking how and why interventions work is important.
Elizabeth Sturgiss, Nicholas Elmitt, Jason Agostino, Kirsty Douglas, Alexander M Clark  
Workforce issues of general practice in a developing country: Pakistan
General practice is a specialty that has been recognised only recently in Pakistan. This article reviews the challenges of developing a workforce of trained GPs for primary care and proposes solutions to address the gap.
Faridah Amin, Saniya Sabzwari  
Book review: The Australian Medicine Careers Guide
Those without a clear, early sense of a preferred career may will benefit both personally and professional from deliberately seeking a range of experiences.
Richard Hays
Clinical challenge
September clinical challenge
Based on this month’s Focus articles, this activity has been endorsed by the RACGP QI&CPD Program and allocated four Category 2 points (activity ID: 140250). Log into gplearning (with the same username and password used for the RACGP website) to complete the activity.

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