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FULL EDITION 10
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This audio file contains all 5 interviews on this edition.

  • Track 1, Prevention is key to allergic rhinitis management (12 Mins)
  • Track 2, A different progestogen only pill option (12 mins)
  • IBS miniseries
  • Track 3, Part 1: The critical importance of an early, clear, clinical diagnosis (12 Mins)
  • Track 4, Part 2: No two patients should be expected to have the same disease – Why? (13 Mins)
  • Track 5, Part 3: Empowering patients to gain control of their symptoms (11 Mins)

Host

Dr Ginni Mansberg

GP, Author, Podcaster, Presenter.

Dr Brad McKay

GP, TV host, Author, and Podcaster.

Catherine Bronger

Community Pharmacist, Pharmacy Owner, Sydney.

Professor Rod Baber

Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine and Health, The University of Sydney.

Guest Experts

  • Dr Jessica Tattersall, Allergist & Medical Rhinologist, Sydney Allergy Clinic

    Dr Jessica Tattersall, Allergist & Medical Rhinologist, Sydney Allergy Clinic

  • A/Prof Deborah Bateson, Medical Director of Family Planning New South Wales.

    A/Prof Deborah Bateson, Medical Director of Family Planning New South Wales.

  • Professor Geoffrey Hebbard, Director of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, The Royal Melbourne Hospital

    Professor Geoffrey Hebbard, Director of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, The Royal Melbourne Hospital

  • Dr Simona Carbone, Co-director of the Integrated Neurogenic Mechanisms Laboratory, Melbourne

    Dr Simona Carbone, Co-director of the Integrated Neurogenic Mechanisms Laboratory, Melbourne

  • A/Prof. Rebecca Burgell, Head of the Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders Service, the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne

    A/Prof. Rebecca Burgell, Head of the Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders Service, the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne


A different progestogen only pill option
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The combined oral contraceptive pill has been the subject of discussion over many years, especially with regards to the risk of venous thromboembolism. Until now the options for most women have been limited to combined oestrogen and progestogen formulations. In this interview we discuss a NEW progestogen only oral contraception for women.

 

Host

Professor Rod Baber

Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine and Health, The University of Sydney.

Guest Experts

  • Associate Professor Deborah Bateson

    Associate Professor Deborah Bateson

    Medical Director of Family Planning New South Wales


Prevention is key to allergic rhinitis management
12-Minutes
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Identifying patients with allergic rhinitis can be tricky, as they are often presenting for different issues such as acute sinus infections, self-medicating, and not letting you as the GP know what they’re using. 60% of sufferers try to self-medicate with a wide range of over-the-counter medications from the pharmacy, and unfortunately 85% of those that self-select their medication to treat their allergic rhinitis aren’t choosing the most appropriate treatment. So, how can we help our patients to prevent and control their symptoms?

 

Host

Dr Ginni Mansberg

GP, Author, Podcaster, Presenter.

Guest Experts

  • Dr Jessica Tattersall

    Dr Jessica Tattersall

    Allergist & Medical Rhinologist from Sydney Allergy Clinic.


IBS Miniseries (Part 3)

Empowering patients to gain control of their symptoms
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Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), is one of several highly prevalent multi-symptom functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) that has a wide clinical spectrum. Patients suffering from IBS and FGID symptoms often find it impacts their daily life, affects their quality of life, and even upsets their work. In this final interview in the series, we discuss the management options available, including evidence-based treatments, dietary therapy and psychological therapies.

Host

Dr Brad McKay

GP, TV host, Author, and Podcaster.

Guest Experts

  • Associate Professor Rebecca Burgell

    Associate Professor Rebecca Burgell

    Head of the Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders Service, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne.


IBS miniseries (Part 2)

No two patients should be expected to have the same disease – Why?
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Irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, is a complex condition with many different causes and clinical presentations. IBS typically causes abdominal pain, bloating and distension with unpredictable bowel actions including constipation, diarrhoea, or a combination of both. Now although we still don’t know the exact cause of IBS, researchers are beginning to piece together this incredibly complicated puzzle, listen to learn more….

 

Host

Dr Brad McKay

GP, TV host, Author, and Podcaster.

Guest Experts

  • Dr Simona Carbone

    Dr Simona Carbone

    Australian Research Council DECRA Fellow at Monash University.


IBS miniseries (Part 1)

The critical importance of an early, clear, clinical diagnosis
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Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and other functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) are highly prevalent conditions, with IBS alone affecting 10% of the Australian population at any point in time. FGIDs and IBS can result in significant disability, reduced quality of life and impaired workforce productivity. Despite the high prevalence of these conditions, they do not appear to be generally well handled within the health care system, which leads to the frustration and dissatisfaction in patients and doctors alike. This frustration appears to begin with the diagnostic process and flows through to either insufficient or excess investigations and repeat consultations and re-investigations. In this interview we present the first of a series of three interviews looking at the diagnosis, patient experience, and management of IBS and FGIDs.

 

Host

Dr Brad McKay

GP, TV host, Author, and Podcaster.

Guest Experts

  • Professor Geoffrey Hebbard

    Professor Geoffrey Hebbard

    Director of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at The Royal Melbourne Hospital.


How to ease osteoarthritis pain
15-Minutes
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“You never know when you might have a day when the pain is so bad that you can do little other than rest and give into it”. This is not an uncommon situation with osteoarthritis (OA). Joint pain and reduced movement from OA can often impose limits on what people can do. In this interview we discuss options for pain relief.

 

Host

Dr Ginni Mansberg

GP, Author, Podcaster, Presenter.

Catherine Bronger

Community Pharmacist, Pharmacy Owner, Sydney.

Guest Experts

  • Prof. Andrew McLachlan, Dean, the Sydney Pharmacy School, the University of Sydney

    Prof. Andrew McLachlan, Dean, the Sydney Pharmacy School, the University of Sydney

  • Dr Michelle Tellus, Rheumatologist, Melbourne

    Dr Michelle Tellus, Rheumatologist, Melbourne


Avoiding Confusion in COPD
13-Minutes
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High rates of psychological distress and poor health are reported by patients with COPD, and as pharmacists being aware of the current research, guidelines and treatments, we can impact the quality of life of these patients. Pharmacists can play an important role in the education of patients prescribed inhalers, listen to learn more…

 

Host

Catherine Bronger

Community Pharmacist, Pharmacy Owner, Sydney.

Dr Kerry Hancock

General Practitioner; Chandlers Hill Surgery, Adelaide.

Guest Experts

  • Associate Professor Christopher Worsnop,

    Associate Professor Christopher Worsnop,

    Respiratory Physician, Melbourne


Chronic Kidney Disease – how can we slow the progression?
17-Minutes
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Nutrition focus: Nutrition management remains among the most important interventions for slowing progression, managing symptoms and complications of chronic kidney disease (CKD). However, patient compliance with CKD diets is affected by their complexity, and the nutritional needs can also vary significantly depending on the stage of CKD. In this interview we discuss some options to help patients manage their dietary needs in this therapeutic area.

 

Host

Dr Ginni Mansberg

GP, Author, Podcaster, Presenter.

Catherine Bronger

Community Pharmacist, Pharmacy Owner, Sydney.

Guest Experts

  • Dr Hicham Cheikh Hassan, Nephrologist

    Dr Hicham Cheikh Hassan, Nephrologist

  • Dr Kelly Lambert, Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian

    Dr Kelly Lambert, Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian


Type 2 Diabetes & Gestational Diabetes – How can we help?
16-Minutes
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Nutrition focus: Type 2 diabetes is occurring more in younger people. We have an epidemic of obesity that we have to confront, partly due to food availability, energy dense foods, changes in diet, the westernisation of diets in addition to increasing sedentariness. In this interview we discuss the foundation stone of diabetes care.

Host

Dr Brad McKay

GP, TV host, Author, and Podcaster.

Catherine Bronger

Community Pharmacist, Pharmacy Owner, Sydney.

Guest Experts

  • Prof. Katherine Samaras, Endocrinologist

    Prof. Katherine Samaras, Endocrinologist

  • Susie Burrell, Accredited Practising Dietitian

    Susie Burrell, Accredited Practising Dietitian


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