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[6 min read] Managing the nutrition needs of elderly patients in primary care

nutrition

Can you adequately manage the particular nutrition needs of your elderly patients? Although nutrition is important throughout the life span, it is especially foundational for healthy ageing. The consequences of inadequate nutrition in ageing patients include decreased immune function, poor skin integrity, and loss of independence.

[8 min read] Rosacea: Pathophysiology and presentation

rosacea

Rosacea affects around 415 million people worldwide, and is particularly common in women over 30. As a primary care physician, how much do you know about the pathophysiology and presentation of this skin condition?

[7 min read] ‘Botched’ dermal fillers cause 200 cases of blindness

dermal fillers

If you are considering offering cosmetic injectables in your practice, it is crucial that you have adequate training and experience before delivering these services to your patients. This was highlighted by a recent review which reported 200 cases of blindness after ‘botched’ dermal fillers – a 94 per cent increase globally.

[6 min read] Are smartphones bad for your patients’ skin?

smartphones

Are smartphones bad for your patients’ skin? There has been past discussion on the negative effect of mobile phones’ blue light on the epidermis, but now there may be further evidence that mobile phones contribute to common skin conditions such as acne, dermatitis, wrinkles and pigmentation. So what can you do to help your patients […]

[WEBINAR] Need a refresher on Medicare?

Medicare

Need a refresher on Medicare? In this webinar, National Skin Cancer Centres’ Chief Operating Officer Matt Woollard provides an update for GPs on Medicare basics and skin cancer medicine. Matt speaks about item numbers for consultations and procedures, as well as how to bill results, abnormal aftercare, lesion removals and biopsies, including the difference between […]

[3 min read] Sunscreen use optimised by two consecutive applications

sunscreen

Australians are often inadequately protected from the sun. People can become sunburned from just 10 minutes of sun exposure which heightens their risk of skin cancer and can cause irreversible damage to skin cells, resulting in skin pigmentation issues, moles and freckles, loss of skin elasticity, wrinkles and fine lines.

[3 min read] Update on treatments and prognosis of dermatomyositis

Dermatomyositis

Dermatomyositis is an autoimmune disease affecting both skin and muscle. Oral steroids are the first-line treatment, but no consensus exists regarding dosing, length of treatment, tapering speed, or when to add which immunosuppressant in case of steroid resistance.

[6 min read] The increasing demand for aesthetic treatments in Australia

dermal fillers

There is an increasing demand for aesthetic treatments in Australia, with Australians now spending over $1 billion every year on cosmetic procedures – 40 per cent greater than Americans per capita. Our enthusiasm for looking our best includes everything from basic peels and laser treatments through to cosmetic injectables and dermal fillers. As the aesthetic […]

[3 min read] Do sweat-resistant sunscreens impede natural sweating?

sunscreen

Sunscreen is an important tool in protecting the skin against sun damage, which can cause complications such as pigmentation, wrinkles and skin cancer. Sweat-resistant sunscreens are recommended for patients who are outside on hot summer days or who do physical activity outdoors, so that sweating will not remove or compromise the protection. But do sweat-resistant […]

[3 min read] Tofacitinib for chronic plaque psoriasis

tofacitinib psoriasis

For patients with moderate to severe chronic plaque psoriasis, what is the long-term safety and durability of efficacy of tofacitinib?

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