Original Research Articles

Adequacy of anticoagulation according to CHADS2 criteria in patients with atrial fibrillation in general practice – a retrospective cohort study

Background: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common arrhythmia associated with an increased risk of stroke.  Strategies to reduce stroke incidence involve identification of at-risk patients using scoring systems such as the CHADS2... 

General practitioner awareness of pharmacogenomic testing and drug metabolism activity status amongst the Black-African population in the Greater Western Sydney region

Background:  Individuals  of  black-African  background  have  a high variability in drug metabolising enzyme polymorphisms. Consequently, unless these patients are tested for these polymorphisms,... 

Health literacy and patient comprehension in the pre-anaesthetics consultation

Background: The concept of health literacy and patient comprehension is important, especially in the area of patient consent for surgical procedures. This extends to the pre- admissions anaesthetic consultation... 

Feature Articles

The role of general practice in cancer care

The incidence of cancer has risen in Australia and globally over the past few decades. Fortunately, advances in medicine have enabled cancer patients to live longer. We now have the means to provide better... 

Ki-67: a review of utility in breast cancer

Ki-67 is a protein found in proliferating cells that is identifiable by immunohistochemistry (IHC).   Its prognostic and predictive value in breast cancer has been an area of avid research in recent... 

Managing complicated malaria in pregnancy: beating the odds

Malaria, especially falciparum malaria, has the potential to cause multi-organ failure and is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in pregnant women. It is defined by the World Health Organisation... 

Making the cut: a look at female genital mutilation

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a procedure of historical, cultural and religious derivation that continues its practice worldwide, involving partial or total removal of the external female genitalia. ... 

Subscription

You can subscribe by e-mail to receive each issue when it's published.

Advertisements

work-the-world


Get Involved in the AMSJ





Browse articles by university

Find us on Facebook!