Original Research Articles

Clavicle fractures: An audit of current management practices at a tertiary hospital, a review of the literature and advice for junior staff

Background: The clavicle is one of the most commonly fractured bones in the body. Interns are often delegated to treat these cases in an emergency department. This audit looks at the adherence to a tertiary hospital’s clavicle... 

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... 

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,... 

Feature Articles

Cervical screening in Indigenous populations: Revisiting possibilities for selfcollection technique

Detection and triage of cervical cancer has undergone commendable advances since the introduction of the Papanicolaou (Pap) smear, Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) detection, and recent implementation of the... 

The magic number: The case for a 21-year-old minimum drinking age in Australia

The United States is unique among Western countries in setting the minimum legal drinking age at 21 years. The choice of 21 was largely driven by a powerful road-safety lobby group in the 1980s; however... 

Clinical implications of the sex and gender differences associated with substance use disorders

Substance use disorders are exceedingly complex management issues which result in significant medical and social consequences. Epidemiological studies in the United States and Australia show that more... 

The gender imbalance in ADHD

The gender imbalance in ADHD Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a highly prevalent neuropsychiatric condition placing a considerable burden of disease on our population. ADHD primarily... 

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