Where is the evidence...?

Where is the evidence...?

Although evidence-based medicine has undoubtedly been a force for good and has transformed clinical practice for the better, it has also been responsible for a subtle change in power dynamics when it comes to clinical policymaking.

KISS: Mycoplasma genitalium

KISS: Mycoplasma genitalium

There’s been increasing attention on the little known organism Mycoplasma genitalium as an emerging cause of sexually transmitted conditions in women and men.

Update on practical issues when prescribing PPIs

Update on practical issues when prescribing PPIs

Two of the five available PPIs rank in the top five medicines by prescription volume in the latest statistics from the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) for prescriptions in 2016–17 and four of the five available PPIs are among the top 30 medicines.

TSH and Pregnancy: Treat the Test or the Patient?

TSH and Pregnancy: Treat the Test or the Patient?

Susan is newly pregnant. She had some thyroid tests done earlier this year and was diagnosed with subclinical hypothyroidism. Her TSH was 6 mIU/ml with a normal thyroxine and negative anti thyroid antibodies. She has read in a forum online that she needs to be treated with thyroxine but she is worried about taking medication when pregnant. What do you advise her?