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Food Allergies and Current Infant Feeding Guidelines in Australia

Australia saw a five fold increase in hospitalisation with anaphylaxis between 1995 and 2005, which sadly also saw an increase in the number of fatalities from anaphylaxis. The new infant feeding guidelines have had very positive results, with many parents and healthcare professionals embracing the change.

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Surviving Another Stressful Year
Surviving Another Stressful Year
Dr Jan Orman

Because COVID is not over yet it’s probably worth our thinking again about how we can optimise the benefits of our downtime, as well as manage the stressors at work.

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PCOS in General Practice - Podcast
PCOS in General Practice - Podcast
Medcast Medical Education Team

‘Women’s Health for male GPs can be somewhat tricky’ Dr Rowan Vickers

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Ventilation and Compressions Ratios in Paediatric Resuscitation
Ventilation and Compressions Ratios in Paediatric Resuscitation
Crystal Smith

2020 ILCOR guidelines emphasise the importance of higher ventilations in paediatric resuscitation. This reflects the higher oxygen requirements of children which is evident in their higher baseline respiratory rate.

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2020, a year in review: Pam Withey
2020, a year in review: Pam Withey
Pam Withey

We've asked some Community of Practice members to tell us about what 2020 has meant to them. Some things may surprise you...

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Lynch Syndrome - Podcast
Lynch Syndrome - Podcast
Medcast Medical Education Team

Is it just bad luck, or could it be Lynch Syndrome?

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2020, a year in review: Dr Srishti Dutta
2020, a year in review: Dr Srishti Dutta
Dr. Srishti Dutta

Back at the beginning of 2020 we asked people we know to tell us how they were coping with the pandemic. We asked them 3 questions. Here’s how one Australian GP with far-flung connections is answering these questions now:

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Whooping Cough - Video
Whooping Cough - Video
Medcast Medical Education Team

Ranjith, a 48 year old male, presents to you with an annoying persistent cough. He has had cold like symptoms and low grade fever for a week.

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Preoperative Assessment and Mallampati Scores
Preoperative Assessment and Mallampati Scores
Crystal Smith

The Mallampati Score or Classification is a simple and easy to use tool that assists in predicting difficult endotracheal intubation.

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Better Together: GP Supervisor Education
Better Together: GP Supervisor Education
Dr Simon Morgan

Q: What do fish and chips, Batman and Robin, and country and western music have in common?

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