Calendar of conferences in Australia and New Zealand.
Authors: Swannell C PMID: 33242348 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - November 28, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

The breakfast tray.
Authors: Chau J PMID: 33244755 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - November 28, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

Suicide by young Australians, 2006-2015: a cross-sectional analysis of national coronial data.
CONCLUSIONS: Three-quarters of the young people who died by suicide were boys or young men, and 57% had diagnosed or possible mental health disorders, suggesting that the mental health and wellbeing of young Australians should be a key target for youth suicide prevention. To reduce the number of youth suicides, it is imperative that prevention strategies target the mental health and psychosocial stressors that lead to suicidal crises in young people. PMID: 33236400 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - November 27, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

Hippocrates would be on Twitter.
Authors: Szabo RA PMID: 33230809 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - November 26, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

Impact of Victoria's Stage 3 lockdown on COVID-19 case numbers.
Authors: Saul A, Scott N, Crabb BS, Majumdar SS, Coghlan B, Hellard ME PMID: 33230817 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - November 26, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

The short to medium term benefits of the Australian colorectal cancer screening program.
Authors: Taylor S, Salimi F, Earnest A, Heriot AG, Zalcberg JR, Ahern S PMID: 33230836 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - November 26, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

Gallstone ileus.
Authors: Nik Mazian A, Ab Rahman SS PMID: 33230849 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - November 26, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

Hypothyroidism: a TV diagnosis to remember.
Authors: Welborn TA PMID: 33219530 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - November 23, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

Modelling the impact of relaxing COVID-19 control measures during a period of low viral transmission.
CONCLUSIONS: Removing several COVID-19-related restrictions within a short period of time should be undertaken with care, as the consequences may not be apparent for more than two months. Our findings support continuation of work from home policies (to reduce public transport use) and strategies that mitigate the risk associated with re-opening of social venues. PMID: 33207390 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - November 20, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

Meningitis and the military: the remarkable story of the first use of penicillin in Australia (1943).
Authors: Khatami A, Britton PN, Farrow G, Phelps M, Kakakios A PMID: 33197958 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - November 18, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

Safety in the football codes: a historical review of fatalities in Australian print media.
Authors: Jewson JL, Brukner P, Gara TJ, Fortington LV PMID: 33200407 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - November 18, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

A hospital-wide response to multiple outbreaks of COVID-19 in health care workers: lessons learned from the field.
Authors: Buising KL, Williamson D, Cowie BC, MacLachlan J, Orr E, MacIsaac C, Williams E, Bond K, Muhi S, McCarthy J, Maier AB, Irving L, Heinjus D, Kelly C, Marshall C PMID: 33190286 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - November 17, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

Ending rheumatic heart disease in Australia: the evidence for a new approach.
Authors: Wyber R, Noonan K, Halkon C, Enkel S, Cannon J, Haynes E, Mitchell AG, Bessarab DC, Katzenellenbogen JM, Bond-Smith D, Seth R, D'Antoine H, Ralph AP, Bowen AC, Brown A, Carapetis JR, END RHD CRE Investigators Collaborators Abstract ■The RHD Endgame Strategy: the blueprint to eliminate rheumatic heart disease in Australia by 2031 (the Endgame Strategy) is the blueprint to eliminate rheumatic heart disease (RHD) in Australia by 2031. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people live with one of the highest per capita burdens of RHD in the world. ■The Endgame Strategy synthesises information compiled acro...
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - November 17, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

Calendar of conferences in Australia and New Zealand.
Authors: Swannell C PMID: 33190290 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - November 17, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

The 2020 Australian guideline for prevention, diagnosis and management of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease.
Authors: Ralph AP, Noonan S, Wade V, Currie BJ Abstract INTRODUCTION: Acute rheumatic fever (ARF) and rheumatic heart disease (RHD) cause significant morbidity and premature mortality among Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. RHD Australia has produced a fully updated clinical guideline in response to new knowledge gained since the 2012 edition. The guideline aligns with major international ARF and RHD practice guidelines from the American Heart Association and World Heart Federation to ensure best practice. The GRADE system was used to assess the quality and strength of evidence where appropr...
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - November 17, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

The prevalence and impact of unprofessional behaviour among hospital workers: a survey in seven Australian hospitals.
CONCLUSIONS: Unprofessional behaviour is common among hospital workers. Tolerance for low level poor behaviour may be an enabler for more serious misbehaviour that endangers staff wellbeing and patient safety. Training staff about speaking up is required, together with organisational processes for effectively eliminating unprofessional behaviour. PMID: 33174226 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - November 13, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

Social restrictions during COVID-19 and major trauma volume at a level 1 trauma centre.
Authors: Way TL, Tarrant SM, Balogh ZJ PMID: 33174251 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - November 13, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

Overt and covert recordings of health care consultations in Australia: some legal considerations.
Authors: Prictor M, Johnston C, Hyatt A PMID: 33131072 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - November 11, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

Global consensus statement on testosterone therapy for women: an Australian perspective.
Authors: Jang C, Boyle JA, Vincent A PMID: 33131104 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - November 11, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

Colorectal cancer surgery in rural Australia can match outcomes in metropolitan hospitals: a 14-year study.
Authors: Wichmann MW, McCullough TK, Beukes E, Gunning T, Maddern GJ PMID: 33165942 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - November 11, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

Successful containment to date of SARS-CoV-2 transmission in the Northern Territory.
Authors: Douglas NM, Meumann EM, Krause VL, Davies J, Northern Territory COVID-19 Response Group PMID: 33111312 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - October 29, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

Can AI help in the fight against COVID-19?
Authors: Scott IA, Coiera EW PMID: 33111999 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - October 29, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

Mental health of people in Australia in the first month of COVID-19 restrictions: a national survey.
CONCLUSIONS: Mental health problems were widespread among Australians during the first month of the stage two COVID-19 restrictions; in addition, about one-quarter of respondents reported mild to moderate symptoms of depression or anxiety. A public mental health response that includes universal, selective and indicated clinical interventions is needed. PMID: 33107063 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - October 28, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

Mental health and COVID-19: are we really all in this together?
Authors: McGorry P PMID: 33107074 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - October 28, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

The carbon footprint of pathology testing.
Authors: Yen T, Badrick T PMID: 33098086 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - October 25, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

The carbon footprint of pathology testing.
Authors: Dray M, Langguth D, Badrick T PMID: 33098100 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - October 25, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

The carbon footprint of pathology testing.
Authors: McAlister S, Barratt AL, McGain F PMID: 33098108 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - October 25, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

ECG: essential in care of patients with COVID-19.
Authors: Lam K, McClelland S, Dallo MJ PMID: 33098111 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - October 25, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

Environmentally sustainable health care: now is the time for action.
Authors: Capon A, Madden DL, Truskett PG PMID: 33089490 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - October 24, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

Retransplantation should be offered to children with liver graft failure.
Authors: Neuberger J PMID: 33089493 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - October 24, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

Public health crises and the need for accessible information.
Authors: Meltzer A PMID: 33089505 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - October 24, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

Environmentally sustainable health care: now is the time for action.
Authors: McGain F, Chamberlin M, Milburn J PMID: 33089530 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - October 24, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

A curious case of finger pain.
Authors: Clements W, Moriarty HK PMID: 33089884 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - October 24, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

Erratum.
Authors: PMID: 33070338 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - October 21, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

Calendar of conferences in Australia and New Zealand.
Authors: Swannell C PMID: 33070339 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - October 21, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

Motherhood and medicine: ball juggling at its finest.
Authors: MacKee N PMID: 33070340 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - October 21, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

Understanding the diagnosis of prostate cancer.
Authors: Ong XRS, Bagguley D, Yaxley JW, Azad AA, Murphy DG, Lawrentschuk N Abstract Prostate cancer continues to be the most commonly diagnosed cancer, and the second leading cause of cancer death among Australian men. Prostate-specific antigen testing is personalised (not dichotomous in nature) and its interpretation should take into account the patient's age, symptoms, previous results and medication (eg, 5-α reductase inhibitors such as dutasteride). Multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging of the prostate has been proven to have a 93% sensitivity for detecting clinically significant prostate cancer. It...
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - October 15, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

Associations between restrictions on public mobility and slowing of new COVID-19 case rates in three countries.
Authors: Tran TH, Sasikumar SN, Hennessy A, O'Loughlin A, Morgan L PMID: 33043444 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - October 14, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

Prolonged PCR positivity in health care workers with COVID-19: implications for practice guidelines.
Authors: Chua KY, Holmes NE, Kwong J PMID: 33043456 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - October 14, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

Opioid stewardship can reduce inappropriate prescribing of opioids at hospital discharge.
Authors: Schug SA PMID: 33040379 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - October 12, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

COVID-19 safety: aerosol-generating procedures and cardiothoracic surgery and anaesthesia - Australian and New Zealand consensus statement.
Authors: Irons JF, Pavey W, Bennetts JS, Granger E, Tutungi E, Almeida A Abstract INTRODUCTION: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a contagious disease that is caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Health care workers are at risk of infection from aerosolisation of respiratory secretions, droplet and contact spread. There are a number of procedures that represent a high risk of aerosol generation during cardiothoracic surgery. It is important that adequate training, equipment and procedures are in place to reduce that risk. RECOMMENDATIONS: We provide a number of key re...
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - October 12, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

Considerations for cancer immunotherapy during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Authors: Kanjanapan Y, Yip D PMID: 33034044 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - October 11, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

Prostate cancer treatment in private and public health services.
Authors: Olver IN PMID: 33034058 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - October 11, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

Travel restrictions and evidence-based decision making for novel epidemics.
Authors: Stanhope J, Weinstein P PMID: 33029790 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - October 9, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

COVID-19 response: the perspectives of infectious diseases physicians and clinical microbiologists.
Authors: Foley DA, Tippett E, Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases Clinical Research Network PMID: 33030233 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - October 9, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

Yellow nails syndrome: complete triad.
Authors: López Alba A, Blanco Echevarría A PMID: 33030243 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - October 9, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

Hepatocellular carcinoma surveillance in Australia: time to improve the diagnosis of cirrhosis and use liver ultrasound.
Authors: Larcos G PMID: 33030248 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - October 9, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

Hepatocellular carcinoma surveillance in Australia: time to improve the diagnosis of cirrhosis and use liver ultrasound.
Authors: Jeffrey GP PMID: 33030253 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - October 9, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

Outcomes for children after second liver transplantations are similar to those after first transplantations: a binational registry analysis.
Authors: Jeffrey AW, Jeffrey GP, Stormon M, Thomas G, O'Loughlin E, Shun A, Hardikar W, Jones R, McCall J, Evans H, Starkey G, Hodgkinson P, Ee LC, Moore D, Mews C, McCaughan GW, Angus PW, Wigg AJ, Crawford M, Fawcett J Abstract OBJECTIVE: To assess long term graft and patient survival after donor liver retransplantation in children in Australia and New Zealand during 1986-2017; to determine the factors that influence survival. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort analysis (registry data). SETTING, PARTICIPANTS: Australia and New Zealand Liver Transplant Registry data for all liver retransplantations in children (u...
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - October 6, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

Should patients with heart failure listen to their gut?
Authors: Atherton JJ, Punyadeera C PMID: 32996121 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - October 2, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research