Calendar of conferences in Australia and New Zealand.
Authors: Swannell C PMID: 32740943 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - August 3, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

News.
Authors: PMID: 32740944 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - August 3, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

Vale to Emeritus Professor Neil Edwin Carson, AO.
Authors: Murtagh J PMID: 32740945 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - August 3, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

Cardiovascular disease and COVID-19: Australian and New Zealand consensus statement.
Authors: Zaman S, MacIsaac AI, Jennings GL, Schlaich MP, Inglis SC, Arnold R, Kumar S, Thomas L, Wahi S, Lo S, Naismith C, Duffy SJ, Nicholls SJ, Newcomb A, Almeida AA, Wong S, Lund M, Chew DP, Kritharides L, Chow CK, Bhindi R Abstract INTRODUCTION: The coronavirus 2019 disease (COVID-19) pandemic is caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Pre-existing cardiovascular disease (CVD) increases the morbidity and mortality of COVID-19, and COVID-19 itself causes serious cardiac sequelae. Strategies to minimise the risk of viral transmission to health care workers and uninfected cardiac pa...
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - August 2, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

Coronary artery calcium scoring in cardiovascular risk assessment of people with family histories of early onset coronary artery disease.
Authors: Venkataraman P, Stanton T, Liew D, Huynh Q, Nicholls S, Mitchell GK, Watts GF, Tonkin AM, Marwick TH Abstract OBJECTIVES: To assess the predictive value of the Australian absolute cardiovascular disease risk (ACVDR) calculator and other assessment tools for identifying Australians with family histories of early onset coronary artery disease (CAD) who have coronary artery calcification. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS: People without known CAD were recruited at seven Australian hospitals, October 2016 - January 2019. Participants were aged 40-70 years, had a family history of early onset CAD, and a 5-year...
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - July 31, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

Unemployment, suicide and COVID-19: using the evidence to plan for prevention.
Authors: Deady M, Tan L, Kugenthiran N, Collins D, Christensen H, Harvey SB PMID: 32729145 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - July 31, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

Are we behind the times on cardiovascular risk assessment in Australia?
Authors: Klimis H, Chow CK PMID: 32729175 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - July 31, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

The Australian National Aged Care Classification (AN-ACC): a new casemix classification for residential aged care.
CONCLUSIONS: The care burden associated with frailty, mobility, function, cognition, behaviour and technical nursing needs drives residential aged care resource use. The AN-ACC is sufficiently robust for estimating the funding and staffing requirements of residential aged care facilities in Australia. PMID: 32720326 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - July 30, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

Improving communication with Aboriginal hospital inpatients: a quasi-experimental interventional study.
Authors: Communicate Study group* PMID: 32710454 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - July 29, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

Mumps outbreak in a rugby league team despite pre-existing immunity.
Authors: Chee K, Workman C, Irvine S, Ferson MJ PMID: 32710801 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - July 29, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

Lessons from practice Low attenuation lymphadenopathy on computed tomography leading to diagnosis of Whipple disease.
Authors: Vanlint AS, Kaazan P, Kwok M, Bryant RV, Ooi M, Bak N, Costello S PMID: 32712997 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - July 29, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

First Nations peoples leading the way in COVID-19 pandemic planning, response and management.
Authors: Crooks K, Casey D, Ward JS PMID: 32691433 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - July 23, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

The impact and reach of the MJA in a year of living dangerously.
Authors: Talley Ac NJ PMID: 32683759 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - July 21, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on medical education.
Authors: Torda AJ, Velan G, Perkovic V PMID: 32681562 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - July 20, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

Clinical presentation and management of COVID-19.
Authors: Thevarajan I, Buising KL, Cowie BC Abstract The rapid spread of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 led to the declaration of a global pandemic within 3 months of its emergence. The majority of patients presenting with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) experience a mild illness that can usually be managed in the community. Patients require careful monitoring and early referral to hospital if any signs of clinical deterioration occur. Increased age and the presence of comorbidities are associated with more severe disease and poorer outcomes. Treatment for COVID-19 is currently predominantly su...
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - July 19, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

Management of adult cardiac arrest in the COVID-19 era: consensus statement from the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine.
Authors: Craig S, Cubitt M, Jaison A, Troupakis S, Hood N, Fong C, Bilgrami A, Leman P, Ascencio-Lane JC, Nagaraj G, Bonning J, Blecher G, Mitchell R, Burkett E, McCarthy SM, Rojek AM, Hansen K, Psihogios H, Allely P, Judkins S, Foong LH, Bernard S, Cameron PA Abstract INTRODUCTION: The global pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has caused significant worldwide disruption. Although Australia and New Zealand have not been affected as much as some other countries, resuscitation may still pose a risk to health care workers and necessitates a change to our traditional approach. This consensus statement for ...
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - July 14, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

Community leadership and empowerment are essential for eliminating rheumatic heart disease.
Authors: Carapetis JR, Brown A PMID: 32652580 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - July 13, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

Hyperendemic rheumatic heart disease in a remote Australian town identified by echocardiographic screening.
CONCLUSION: Passive case finding for ARF and RHD is inadequate in some remote Australian communities with a very high burden of RHD, placing children and young people with undetected RHD at great risk of poor health outcomes. Active case finding by regular echocardiographic screening is required in such areas. PMID: 32632952 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - July 9, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

New Australian birthweight centiles.
CONCLUSION: Current birthweight centile charts probably underestimate the incidence of intra-uterine growth restriction because obstetric interventions for delivering pre-term small for gestational age babies depress the curves at earlier gestational ages. Our curves circumvent this problem by excluding intervention-initiated births; they also incorporate more recent population data. These updated centile curves could facilitate more accurate diagnosis of small for gestational age babies in Australia. PMID: 32608051 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - July 3, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

The National Disability Insurance Scheme and COVID-19: a collision course.
Authors: Carey G PMID: 32609380 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - July 3, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

Is Australia over-reliant on residential aged care to support our older population?
Authors: Dyer SM, Valeri M, Arora N, Tilden D, Crotty M PMID: 32594529 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - July 1, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

Location and primary health care reform.
Authors: Ma GC, Ward JE PMID: 32594538 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - July 1, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

A hidden danger of COVID-19.
Authors: Fox JS PMID: 32594546 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - July 1, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

Clinical trials for the prevention and treatment of COVID-19: current state of play.
Authors: Davis JS, Ferreira D, Denholm JT, Tong SY Abstract Since coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) emerged in Wuhan, China in December 2019 and spread around the world, over 1100 clinical studies have been registered globally on clinical trials registries, including over 500 randomised controlled trials. Such rapid development and launch of clinical trials is impressive but presents challenges, including the potential for duplication and competition. There is currently no known effective treatment for COVID-19. In order to focus on those studies most likely to influence clinical practice, we summarise the 31 cur...
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - July 1, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

A computer-guided quality improvement tool for primary health care: cost-effectiveness analysis based on TORPEDO trial data.
CONCLUSION: Modelled cost-effectiveness analyses provide information that can assist decisions about investing in health care quality improvement interventions. We estimate that HealthTracker could prevent major CVD events for less than $20 000 per event averted. TRIAL REGISTRATION (TORPEDO): Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry, ACTRN 12611000478910. PMID: 32594567 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - July 1, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

Cancer survivorship care at the time of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Authors: Koczwara B PMID: 32596806 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - July 1, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

Employee presenteeism and occupational acquisition of COVID-19.
Authors: Eisen D PMID: 32596817 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - July 1, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

The role of cost-effectiveness analyses in investment decision making by primary health networks.
Authors: Hall Dykgraaf S, Barnard A PMID: 32598481 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - July 1, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

E-cigarette or vaping product use-associated lung injury (EVALI): a cautionary tale.
Authors: Munsif M, Hew M, Dabscheck E PMID: 32598487 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - July 1, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

The risks of medical complacency towards poliomyelitis.
Authors: May M, Durrheim D, Roberts JA, Owen R PMID: 32602115 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - July 1, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

COVID-19: planning for the aftermath to manage the aftershocks.
Authors: Faux SG, Eagar K, Cameron ID, Poulos CJ PMID: 32602124 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - July 1, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

Demonstrating the mechanism of electrical alternans in cardiac tamponade: "the swinging heart".
Demonstrating the mechanism of electrical alternans in cardiac tamponade: "the swinging heart". Med J Aust. 2020 Jun 29;: Authors: Kashyap JR, Kumar S PMID: 32602172 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - July 1, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

Screening, assessment and management of type 2 diabetes mellitus in children and adolescents: Australasian Paediatric Endocrine Group guidelines.
Authors: Peña AS, Curran JA, Fuery M, George C, Jefferies CA, Lobley K, Ludwig K, Maguire AM, Papadimos E, Peters A, Sellars F, Speight J, Titmuss A, Wilson D, Wong J, Worth C, Dahiya R Abstract INTRODUCTION: The incidence of type 2 diabetes mellitus has increased in children and adolescents due largely to the obesity epidemic, particularly in high risk ethnic groups. β-Cell function declines faster and diabetes complications develop earlier in paediatric type 2 diabetes compared with adult-onset type 2 diabetes. There are no consensus guidelines in Australasia for assessment and management of type 2 di...
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - June 26, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

COVID-19 acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS): clinical features and differences from typical pre-COVID-19 ARDS.
Authors: Gibson PG, Qin L, Puah SH PMID: 32572965 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - June 24, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

Reducing stillbirth safely in Australia.
Authors: Selvaratnam R, Davey MA, Wallace EM PMID: 32564349 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - June 23, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

The impact of Victoria's real time prescription monitoring system (SafeScript) on a cohort of people who inject drugs.
Authors: Fetene DM, Higgs P, Nielsen S, Djordjevic F, Dietze P PMID: 32564351 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - June 23, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

Opening the lines of communication: towards shared decision making and improved end-of-life care in the Top End.
Authors: Spencer E, Waran E PMID: 32564367 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - June 23, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

Tracking, tracing, trust: contemplating mitigating the impact of COVID-19 through technological interventions.
Authors: Leins K, Culnane C, Rubinstein BI PMID: 32548879 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - June 19, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

Critically ill Indigenous Australians and mortality: a complex story: For most patients, life continues beyond the intensive care unit, and this is where action is needed.
Authors: Secombe PJ, Brown A, Bailey MJ, Pilcher D PMID: 32535916 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - June 16, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

Challenges in advance care planning: the interface between explicit instructional directives and palliative care.
Authors: Eastman P, Ko D, Le BH PMID: 32535921 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - June 16, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

Australia: an island in a sea of measles.
Authors: Williamson KM, Merritt T, Durrheim DN PMID: 32535928 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - June 16, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

Erratum.
Authors: PMID: 32535950 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - June 16, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

Helping infants through trauma.
Authors: Swannell C PMID: 32535951 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - June 16, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

News.
Authors: PMID: 32535952 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - June 16, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

Optimising the implementation of guidelines for the post partum testing and management of gestational diabetes in South Asian women in Australia.
Authors: Subasinghe AK, Nankervis AJ, Boyle JA, Mazza D PMID: 32524603 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - June 13, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

Hospital in the home: needed now more than ever: Changes in models of care elicited by COVID-19 may improve the quality of at-home care for patients.
Authors: Dickson HG PMID: 32524604 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - June 13, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

COVID-19 in Australian health care workers: early experience of the Royal Melbourne Hospital emphasises the importance of community acquisition.
Authors: Muhi S, Irving LB, Buising KL PMID: 32524609 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - June 13, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

Risks and realities of single vial antivenom recommendations for envenoming by Australian elapid snakes.
Authors: Isbister GK, Buckley NA PMID: 32524617 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - June 13, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

Risks and realities of single vial antivenom recommendations for envenoming by Australian elapid snakes.
Authors: Weinstein SA, Mirtschin PJ, White J PMID: 32524619 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - June 13, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research

Rapid publishing in the era of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Authors: Lee AY, Lin MW PMID: 32474929 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - June 2, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research