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What are the most important suturing techniques to master as a GP, primary care or skin cancer doctor? In this brief video, Dr Peter Grossberg covers the most important procedures including the simple interrupted suture and the mattress suture. Continue reading “[1 min watch] Top suturing techniques to master in primary care”
In this video, watch a short demonstration by one of our expert surgical presenters on how to safely remove a lipoma in primary care.
In this webinar and Q&A session, experienced surgeon A/Prof Maurice Brygel outlines how to manage common anal-rectal conditions in the primary care setting. He provides valuable insights on addressing the anal-rectal conditions you may come across as a GP. Continue reading “[WEBINAR] Anal-rectal conditions and how to manage these in primary care”
Is an exercise regimen combined with compression more effective at treating venous leg ulcers than just compression alone? Exercise is recommended as an adjuvant treatment for venous leg ulceration to improve calf muscle pump function. However, the association of exercise with leg ulcer healing has not been properly aggregated, and the effectiveness of different exercise interventions has not been characterised. Continue reading “[3 min read] Is exercise with compression a more effective treatment for leg ulcers?”
In this webinar, Dr Peter Grossberg, Senior Surgeon and Lecturer at the Box Hill Hospital Melbourne, shares tips and techniques on how to safely and effectively remove a wide range of lumps and bumps in general practice.
Continue reading “[WEBINAR] How to manage lumps and bumps in general practice”
Endometriosis is a progressive, chronic disorder that occurs when tissue similar to the uterine lining grows in areas it shouldn’t, such as the fallopian tubes and ovaries. This tissue can cause inflammation, pain and scarring. While there is no cure, an intrauterine device (IUD) can help patients manage symptoms. Continue reading “[10 min read] The IUD for endometriosis”
Is an exercise regimen combined with compression more effective at treating venous leg ulcers than just compression alone? Exercise is recommended as an adjuvant treatment for venous leg ulceration to improve calf muscle pump function. However, the association of exercise with leg ulcer healing has not been properly aggregated, and the effectiveness of different exercise interventions has not been characterised. Continue reading “[3 min read] Venous leg ulcers: exercise with compression vs compression alone”
Plane warts are a common therapeutic problem. A study published in the International Journal of Dermatology sought to assess the efficacy and safety of oral versus topical isotretinoin in the treatment of plane warts. Continue reading “Oral vs Topical Isotretinoin in the Treatment of Plane Warts”
Patient education about the importance of controlling inflammation is vital to effectively managing psoriatic arthritis, according to a review published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
The review discusses the epidemiological and clinical features, pathophysical characteristics, and available pharmacotherapies for psoriatic arthritis.
Psoriatic arthritis occurs in up to 30 percent of people with psoriasis and can have serious debilitating effects on the peripheral joints, spine, tendon insertions, and fingers. Management has improved, but complete disease control is not yet achievable. Continue reading “Managing Psoriatic Arthritis”
As part of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians’ EVOLVE initiative, the New Zealand Dermatological Society has produced five recommendations concerning oral antifungal therapy, sentinel lymph node biopsies, Mohs micrographic surgery, antibiotics for atopic dermatitis, and topical antibiotics for surgical wounds. The recommendations were recently published in the Dermatology Practice Review. Continue reading “New Recommendations In Dermatology & Skin Cancer”