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Clinical Opal #12 - Deterioration post abdominoplasty

Gail is a 63 year old post abdominoplasty who is complaining of tingling lips, abdominal cramping and watery eyes...

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What makes a mental health app work?
What makes a mental health app work?
Dr Jan Orman

Clinicians I talk to often say that they recommend mental health apps all the time, but they find that even the most enthusiastic users seem to disengage pretty quickly.

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GP Educational Intervention Improves Patient Care and My Health Record Usage with Potential to Save Government Millions
GP Educational Intervention Improves Patient Care and My Health Record Usage with Potential to Save Government Millions
Kate Clutton

A two-year study titled CHIME-GP was carried out by Medcast and the University of Wollongong. It has shown that educating GPs about potentially inappropriate or unnecessary medicines, imaging and pathology test ordering in the context of using the My Health Record (MHR) can help reduce unnecessary ordering.

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More than a race: Medcast takes on the Shitbox Rally – Autumn 2022
More than a race: Medcast takes on the Shitbox Rally – Autumn 2022
Medcast Medical Education Team

From Wollongong, NSW to Mackay, QLD in 7 days. Medcast’s own team, Tyre Kickers, are taking on Shitbox Rally – Autumn 2022.

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Clinical Opal #11 - SGLT2i-related DKA
Clinical Opal #11 - SGLT2i-related DKA
Dr Simon Morgan

Terese is a 64-year-old retired teacher who has a 12 year history of type 2 diabetes. She also has hypertension. She takes metformin 1000mg bd and irbesartan 150mg daily...

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Have you lost your mojo?
Have you lost your mojo?
Dr Jan Orman

I’m pretty sure I’ve lost mine. I lost it in the early part of 2021 and haven’t laid eyes on it since.

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Promoting reproductive choice in primary care
Promoting reproductive choice in primary care
Dr Jessica Botfield

The Australian Contraception and Abortion Primary Care Practitioner Support Network (AusCAPPS) - a network for professionals working with women to optimise reproductive health

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How Doctors Think
How Doctors Think
Dr Simon Morgan

In this short video from the 2022 'Not to be missed' webinar series, Dr Simon Morgan provides some insights into how Doctors think.

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Are we all ok?
Are we all ok?
Dr Jan Orman

Often OK is the very best I can do (especially lately), and I try to be grateful for that, but wouldn’t it be nice to be more than OK, to be flourishing, for a little more of the time! I hope I don’t have to wait for the world to be a better place before that happens.

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Clinical Opal #10 - Pre-conception care
Clinical Opal #10 - Pre-conception care
Dr Sally Sweeney

Kelly, aged 28, presents for an appointment as she is planning a pregnancy with her husband. She has no significant medical history, is nulliparous, is a non-smoker, has normal body weight, maintains a healthy diet and exercise routine, and has a contraceptive implant in situ.

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