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URTIs, commonly known as colds and flu, are the most common medical conditions affecting humans, with adults suffering 2–4 colds each year and schoolchildren 5–10 colds each year.
The history of malaria dates back to the 19th century with the discovery of the protozoan parasite Plasmodium by Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran in 1880.
Case scenario Alexandra, a 73-year-old woman (51 kg), asks to speak with you. Alexandra has persistent symptomatic heart failure and is prescribed digoxin 125 microgram daily; she has been taking digoxin for the past three years. Alexandra complains of abdominal...
Case scenario Danielle is a 45-year-old Australian who approaches the counter with a box of hypocaloric meal replacements. You know from previous interactions with Danielle that she is currently managing her bipolar disorder with olanzapine for maintenance therapy of bipolar...
Symptomatic haemorrhoids, also known as ‘piles’, are characterised by enlargement, swelling, prolapse and/or thrombosis of swollen blood vessels.
Clinical governance is a concept that has evolved from corporate governance, with a specific focus on health service delivery.
Not all individuals respond identically to the same dose of the same drug. These variations can be pharmacokinetic and/or pharmacodynamic in origin.
Erectile dysfunction is estimated to affect approximately 1 in 10 Australian men over age 40, with 1 in 5 Australian men over age 40 reporting issues.
How common are burn injuries? Globally, burns are the sixth most common injury type, and fire alone accounts for more than 300,000 deaths each year. In high-income countries such as Australia and New Zealand, burn injury incidence is lower...
Understanding the impact of comorbidities in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) can potentially improve quality of life.