The general practitioner and the pharmacist: a policy enigma?
Med J Aust. 2021 Feb 25. doi: 10.5694/mja2.50957. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33634476 | DOI:10.5694/mja2.50957 (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - February 26, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Justin Beilby Source Type: research

Confusion about doxylamine safety in pregnancy
Med J Aust. 2021 Feb 24. doi: 10.5694/mja2.50969. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33629372 | DOI:10.5694/mja2.50969 (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - February 25, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Debra S Kennedy Ronald P Batagol Source Type: research

Palmoplantar keratosis caused by arsenic toxicity
Med J Aust. 2021 Feb 24. doi: 10.5694/mja2.50965. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33629396 | DOI:10.5694/mja2.50965 (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - February 25, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Kajal Patel Alex Gin Laura Scardamaglia Source Type: research

Decline in cancer pathology notifications during the 2020 COVID-19-related restrictions in Victoria
Med J Aust. 2021 Feb 24. doi: 10.5694/mja2.50968. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33624884 | DOI:10.5694/mja2.50968 (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - February 24, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Luc Te Marvelde Rory Wolfe Grant McArthur Louis A Blake Sue M Evans Source Type: research

Closing the Gap: where to now?
Med J Aust. 2021 Feb 23. doi: 10.5694/mja2.50959. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33622017 | DOI:10.5694/mja2.50959 (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - February 23, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Talila Milroy Lilon G Bandler Source Type: research

Absolute risk assessment for guiding cardiovascular risk management in a chest pain clinic
CONCLUSIONS: An absolute cardiovascular risk-guided, pro-active risk factor management strategy employed opportunistically in a chest pain clinic significantly improved 5-year absolute cardiovascular risk scores.TRIAL REGISTRATION: Australia New Zealand Clinical Trial Registry, ACTRN12617000615381 (retrospective).PMID:33622026 | DOI:10.5694/mja2.50960 (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - February 23, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: J Andrew Black Julie A Campbell Serena Parker James E Sharman Mark R Nelson Petr Otahal Garry Hamilton Thomas H Marwick Source Type: research

COVID-19, rationing and the right to health: can patients bring legal actions if they are denied access to care?
Med J Aust. 2021 Feb 22. doi: 10.5694/mja2.50952. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33618423 | DOI:10.5694/mja2.50952 (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - February 22, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Michelle A Gunn Fiona J McDonald Source Type: research

Preparing the ground for mental health reform: key challenges in translating new resources into better care
Med J Aust. 2021 Feb 21. doi: 10.5694/mja2.50931. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33611785 | DOI:10.5694/mja2.50931 (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - February 21, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Steven Moylan Source Type: research

A prospective multicentre study of per-oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) for achalasia in Australia
CONCLUSIONS: POEM is an effective treatment for achalasia. Significant reductions in Eckardt scores achieved by six months are sustained at two years. POEM can be both a first line definitive therapy and a salvage therapy for patients not helped by other treatments.PMID:33611796 | DOI:10.5694/mja2.50941 (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - February 21, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Sunil Gupta Mayenaaz Sidhu Xuan Banh Joseph Bradbear Karen Byth Luke F Hourigan Spiro Raftopoulos Michael J Bourke Source Type: research

The impact of Victoria's real time prescription monitoring system (SafeScript) on a cohort of people who inject drugs.
Authors: Dobbin M PMID: 33598935 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - February 21, 2021 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

The impact of Victoria's real time prescription monitoring system (SafeScript) in a cohort of people who inject drugs.
Authors: Fetene DM, Higgs P, Nielsen S, Djordjevic F, Dietze P PMID: 33598989 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - February 21, 2021 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

The value proposition of investigator-initiated clinical trials conducted by networks.
Authors: joint ACTA/ACSQHC Working Group PMID: 33583043 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - February 16, 2021 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

Ophthalmology and the emergence of artificial intelligence.
Authors: Scheetz J, He M, van Wijngaarden P PMID: 33583047 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - February 16, 2021 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

Preventing suicide by young people requires integrative strategies.
Authors: Dudley MJ, Lin PI PMID: 33583061 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - February 16, 2021 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

Monitoring the genetic testing and life insurance moratorium in Australia: a national research project.
Authors: Tiller J, Winship I, Otlowski MF, Lacaze PA PMID: 33550592 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - February 9, 2021 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

Not in my backyard: COVID-19 vaccine development requires someone to be infected somewhere.
Authors: Heriot GS, Jamrozik E PMID: 33550606 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - February 9, 2021 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

Pharmacovigilance for chlorhexidine anaphylaxis: a preventable adverse reaction.
Authors: Fernando SL, Capon MJ, Green SL, Boyle MJ PMID: 33527357 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - February 3, 2021 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

High prevalence of Crohn disease and ulcerative colitis among older people in Sydney.
CONCLUSIONS: We found that the prevalence of confirmed IBD in a metropolitan sample was highest among older people. Challenges for managing older patients with IBD include higher rates of comorbid conditions, polypharmacy, and cognitive decline, and the immunosuppressive nature of standard therapies for IBD. PMID: 33502004 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - January 29, 2021 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

Cullen and Grey Turner signs in abdominal pain.
Authors: Chuah YY, Lee YY PMID: 33458825 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - January 20, 2021 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

Calendar of conferences in Australia and New Zealand.
Authors: Swannell C PMID: 33454971 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - January 20, 2021 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

A New Year, the top research articles, and a call to deliver a "net zero" Australian health care system by 2040.
A New Year, the top research articles, and a call to deliver a "net zero" Australian health care system by 2040. Med J Aust. 2021 Jan;214(1):17-19 Authors: Talley NJ PMID: 33454973 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - January 20, 2021 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

Erratum.
Authors: PMID: 33454974 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - January 20, 2021 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

Miliary EGFR mutated non-small cell lung cancer.
Authors: Nguyen MM, Moore MM PMID: 33462827 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - January 20, 2021 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

Erratum.
Authors: PMID: 33448384 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - January 17, 2021 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

Sexual misconduct by health professionals in Australia, 2011-2016: a retrospective analysis of notifications to health regulators.
CONCLUSIONS: While notifications alleging sexual misconduct by health practitioners are rare, such misconduct has serious consequences for patients, practitioners, and the community. Further efforts are needed to prevent sexual misconduct in health care and to ensure thorough investigation of alleged misconduct. PMID: 33448397 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - January 17, 2021 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

Deconfounding confounding part 3: controlling for confounding in statistical analyses.
Authors: Richardson AM, Joshy G PMID: 33448418 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - January 17, 2021 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

Chorea as a paraneoplastic syndrome heralding the transformation of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
Authors: Nothrop R, Lee W, Lee D, Gilligan AK PMID: 33438759 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - January 14, 2021 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

Why proper understanding of confidence intervals and statistical significance is important.
Authors: Hemming K, Taljaard M PMID: 33440457 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - January 14, 2021 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

COVID-19: estimated number of deaths if Australia had experienced a similar outbreak to England and Wales.
Authors: Stanaway F, Irwig LM, Teixeira-Pinto A, Bell KJ PMID: 33440460 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - January 14, 2021 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

The quality of diagnosis and triage advice provided by free online symptom checkers and apps in Australia.
Authors: Hill MG, Sim M, Mills B PMID: 33423279 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - January 12, 2021 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

Tracheal obstruction due to pleomorphic adenoma.
Authors: Fan H, Yu L PMID: 33423289 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - January 12, 2021 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

Non-invasive prenatal testing: clinical utility and ethical concerns about recent advances.
Authors: Thomas J, Harraway J, Kirchhoffer D PMID: 33423294 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - January 12, 2021 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

The quality of diagnosis and triage advice provided by free online symptom checkers and apps in Australia.
Authors: Gilbert S, Wicks P, Novorol C PMID: 33423296 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - January 12, 2021 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

Biosimilars: is interchangeability the proof of the pudding?
Authors: Moore GT, Keung C PMID: 33410132 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - January 9, 2021 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

Is the UCAT appropriate for selecting undergraduate medical students?
Authors: Powis DA, Munro D, Bore MR PMID: 33410133 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - January 9, 2021 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

Residential medication management reviews in Australian residential aged care facilities.
Authors: Sluggett JK, Bell JS, Lang C, Corlis M, Whitehead C, Wesselingh SL, Inacio MC PMID: 33410175 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - January 9, 2021 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

The role of mathematical models in developing policies for controlling COVID-19 transmission.
Authors: Cheng AC PMID: 33410179 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - January 9, 2021 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

Health and climate change MJA-Lancet Countdown report: Australia gets another failing grade in 2020 but shows signs of progress.
Authors: Talley NJ, Stanley FJ, Lucas T, Horton RC PMID: 33341957 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - December 21, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

Fear.
Authors: Cameron H PMID: 33314106 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - December 15, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

Health and medicine in a pandemic year: moving from the "winter of despair" to the "spring of hope".
Health and medicine in a pandemic year: moving from the "winter of despair" to the "spring of hope". Med J Aust. 2020 Dec;213(11):484-488 Authors: Talley NJ PMID: 33314107 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - December 15, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

Scientists in pyjamas: characterising the working arrangements and productivity of Australian medical researchers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Authors: Chapman DG, Thamrin C Abstract OBJECTIVE: To characterise the working arrangements of medical research scientists and support staff in Australia during the COVID-19 pandemic, and to evaluate factors (in particular: wearing pyjamas) that influence the self-assessed productivity and mental health of medical institute staff working from home. DESIGN: Prospective cohort survey study, 30 April - 18 May 2020. SETTING, PARTICIPANTS: Staff (scientists and non-scientists) and students at five medical research institutes in Sydney, New South Wales. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Self-assessed overall and task-sp...
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - December 15, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

My love affair with the pleural space.
Authors: Massie J PMID: 33314109 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - December 15, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

For sale: rare piece of polar paradise.
Authors: Watson KJ PMID: 33314110 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - December 15, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

The year of the 'rona: an uncontrolled trial in verse.
Authors: Mitchell RD PMID: 33314111 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - December 15, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

What the forks? A longitudinal quality improvement study tracking cutlery numbers in a public teaching and research hospital staff tearoom.
CONCLUSIONS: Teaspoon disappearance is a more substantial problem than fork migration in a multidisciplinary staff tearoom, and may reflect different kleptomaniacal or individual appropriation tendencies. If giving cutlery this Christmas, give teaspoons, not forks. The symbolism of fork rebirth or resurrection is appropriate for both Christmas and Easter, and forks are also mighty useful implements for eating cake! PMID: 33314112 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - December 15, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

Erratum.
Authors: PMID: 33314113 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - December 15, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

Prolonged SARS-CoV-2 positivity: a challenge for Australian clinicians.
Authors: Milliken EJT, Browning S, Rohl DA PMID: 33314137 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - December 15, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

Beyond the black stump: rapid reviews of health research issues affecting regional, rural and remote Australia.
CONCLUSION: Initiatives aimed at improving rural food retail environments were effective and, when implemented in different rural settings, may encourage improvements in population diets. The paucity of studies over the past 20 years in Australia shows a need for more research into effective food retail environment initiatives, modelled on examples from overseas, with studies needed across all levels of remoteness in Australia. Several retail initiatives that were undertaken in rural North America could be replicated in rural Australia and could underpin future research. CHAPTER 2: WHICH INTERVENTIONS BEST SUPPORT THE HEAL...
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - December 15, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research