The bottom line

June 2010

AFP Cover 2010 June

The bottom line

June 2010 Vol 39 (6) 353-448

The theme for the June issue of AFP is the bottom line. This month's articles include pilonidal sinus, anorectal pain, bleeding and lumps, pruritus ani, postsplenectomy infection, treating primary insomnia and musculoskeletal pain.


Perianal problems

Janice Charles, Graeme C Miller, Salma Fahridin

Pruritus ani

Joanne MacLean, Darren Russell

Pilonidal sinus

Management in the primary care setting

Paul Kitchen

Anorectal pain, bleeding and lumps

W John Daniel

Up front

A healthy bottom line

Jenni Parsons

Letters to the editor


Postsplenectomy infection

Strategies for prevention in general practice

Penelope Jones, Ian Woolley, Karin Leder, Denis Spelman, Paul Cameron, Allen Cheng

Japanese encephalitis

Prevention in travellers

Cora A Mayer, Amy A Neilson

A patient presenting with 'stiff hands'

Patrick J Phillips, Simon Burnet

Hypoglycaemia in nondiabetic patients

An evidence

Ching Luen Ng

Overweight and obesity

Use of portion control in management

Amanda Clark, Janet Franklin, Iain Pratt, Melanie McGrice


Quality use of medicines in residential aged care

Michael Somers, Ella Rose, Dasha Simmonds, Claire Whitelaw, Janine Calver, Christopher Beer

General practice registrars

Attitudes of older patients

Andrew Bonney, Sandra C Jones, Lyn Phillipson, Don Iverson

Musculoskeletal pain

Presentations to general practice

Scott Masters, Rachel Lind


Failure to vaccinate

Sara Bird

Treating primary insomnia

The efficacy of valerian and hops

Shanah Salter, Sonya Brownie

Project management

Tips from the toolkit: 5

Neville Steer


Family medicine in the USA

An Australian perspective

Nicholas A Zwar

Back pages

Book reviews

Clinical Challenge

Deepa Daniel