Cricoid pressure in contemporary anaesthesia

By Niranjan J Sathianathen | Volume 7, Issue 1 2016

Aim: To evaluate the role of cricoid pressure in modern day anaesthetics. Methods: A literature review was conducted using the following databases: The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, PubMed, Scopus, Ovid MEDLINE and EMBASE. Articles were found using following terms: cricoid pressure, aspiration, laryngoscopy, airway obstruction, anaesthesia, anaesthesiology, airway management, Sellick’s and rapid sequence... 

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Arthroplasty & infection: The bane of the orthopaedic surgeon

By Diane Quach, Mark Wilson | Volume 7, Issue 1 2016

The last 50 years have ushered in an era of rapid technological development in the domain of joint replacement surgery and subsequently improved the lives of millions, both in terms of alleviation of pain and functional restoration. In spite of this technical progress, periprosthetic joint infection remains a barrier in achieving entirely successful outcomes for […]  Read More →

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A review of current and novel treatment strategies for chronic plaque psoriasis

By Yiliang Zheng | Volume 7, Issue 1 2016

Psoriasis is a chronic, immune-mediated inflammatory dermatosis with many comorbidities, particularly psoriatic arthritis, metabolic syndrome, and depression. Psoriasis has a significant impact on quality of life, especially for those with severe disease. It is therefore important for the physician to evaluate patient preferences and choices when considering an optimal treatment approach and therapeutic regimen for […]  Read More →

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Strategies to overcome tamoxifen resistance in breast cancer

By Farzana Y Zaman | Volume 7, Issue 1 2016

The selective oestrogen receptor modulator (SERM), tamoxifen, is pivotal in treating oestrogen receptor positive (ER+) breast cancers—the most common subtype of breast cancer.  As the first targeted therapy for breast cancer, tamoxifen remains the gold standard of adjuvant endocrine therapy.  However, this important drug has its limitations: its efficacy is frequently hampered by the phenomenon […]  Read More →

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Failing the frail

By Dr Hannah Ireland | Volume 7, Issue 1 2016

What would society be, so that in his last years a man might still be a man? The answer is simple: he would always have to have been treated as a man. By the fate it allots to its members who can no longer work, society gives itself away. -Simone de Beauvoir, The Coming of […]  Read More →

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Student surgical societies in Australia and New Zealand: do they play a role in early surgical exposure and streaming?

By Dr Kilian Brown, Vincent An, Nathalie Rasko, Paul D Morris | Volume 7, Issue 1 2016

In recent years, there has been an increase in the number and activity of student surgical societies and interest groups in Australian and New Zealand medical schools. To remain competitive, the modern medical student seeks out opportunities for additional surgical research and takes on extra-curricular activities, in addition to their medical studies. This has occurred […]  Read More →

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Why should students write a global health case report?

By Manasi Jiwrajka, Dr Seema Biswas | Volume 7, Issue 1 2016

We often see a case report about something absolutely fascinating – that one condition found on that page of Robbins [1] that we vaguely remember – but we don’t often hear about a global health case report. In this short piece, we offer a tangible definition of global health, discuss the concept of a global […]  Read More →

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The Digital Doctor

By Sarah Yao | Volume 7, Issue 1 2016

The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype, and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine’s Computer Age Robert Wachter New York: McGraw-Hill Education, 2015 Modern medicine in the 21st century is an evolving enterprise of knowledge and technology. In The Digital Doctor, Dr. Robert Wachter, one of America’s 50 most influential physician- executives, discusses the wiring of the […]  Read More →

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Why all medical students need to experience research

By Prof Christine Bennett AO | Volume 7, Issue 1 2016

Medical students are very busy. The demands of studying medicine are extraordinary. Why then is it so important, on top of all there is to learn, to bother engaging in health and medical research? It is particularly important to consider this question at a time when, nationally and internationally, medical schools are including a research […]  Read More →

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Looking to the future – students and academics leading the charge in publishing innovation

By Dr Virginia Barbour | Volume 7, Issue 1 2016

As a medical student (a long time ago, admittedly), peering into the far future to wonder what publishing was going to look like when I graduated and practiced was very far down my list of priorities, if it ever crossed it. But, as the Australian Medical Student Journal’s Editor in Chief recently described in the […]  Read More →

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