Chronic respiratory disease

March 2010

AFP Cover 2010 March

Chronic respiratory disease

March 2010 Vol 39 (3) 81-176

The theme for the March issue of AFP is chronic respiratory disease. This month's articles include fitness to fly, chronic lung disease, COPD, interstitial lung disease, poliomyelitis, coronary heart disease and primary care nursing workforce.



Janice Charles, Helena Britt, Salma Fahridin

Investigation in chronic lung disease

Too much, too little, just right!

Graham Simpson


Diagnosis, management and the role of the GP

Julia Walters

Interstitial lung disease

An approach to diagnosis and management

James Ward, Christine F McDonald

Patients with lung disease

Fit to fly?

Leigh M Seccombe, Matthew J Peters

Up front

Is it all in the act?

Carolyn O’Shea

Letters to the editor


Charcot osteoarthropathy of the foot

Byron M Perrin, Marcus J Gardner, Anwar Suhaimi, David Murphy

Painful nail lesions

Sergio Vano-Galvan, Teresa Garate, Dong-Lai Ma, Pedro Jaén Olasolo


Prevention in travellers

Cora A Mayer, Amy A Neilson

Coronary heart disease

The benefits of exercise

Frances M Wise

Chronic urticaria

Assessment and treatment

Suran Fernando, Andrew Broadfoot


Impact of structured education and self management on rural asthma outcomes

Ann Larson, Jacqueline Ward, Leanne Ross, David Whyatt, Martin Weatherston, Louis Landau

Children in the ACT with asthma

Are they taking preventer medication according to guidelines?

Maree Brown, Christine Phillips, Karen Ciszek, Debbie Burton , Robyn Attewell, Tim McDonald, Kathryn Dwan

Slipped upper femoral epiphysis in children

Delays to diagnosis

Prue Weigall, Sharon Vladusic, Ian Torode


Optimising the medical care of doctors

Part 2 – before the consultation

Hilton Koppe

Primary care nursing workforce in Australia

A vision for the future

Rhian Parker, Lynne Walker, Kelsey Hegarty

Pharmacists in general practice

A proposed role in the multidisciplinary team

Evan Ackermann, Ian Douglas Williams, Christopher Freeman

Health care services for adults with cerebral palsy

Barbara Field, Adam Scheinberg, Adam Cruickshank

Tips from the toolkit: 2 – assessing organisational strengths

Neville Steer


Worth fighting for

Advocacy for general practice research

Tania Winzenberg

Back pages

Book reviews

Clinical challenge

Rachel Lee


AFP Podcasts

Interviews March 2010

Flying and lung diseases

Dr Matthew Peters discusses issues around flying and lung diseases, including COPD, asthma and sleep apnoea

Duration: 10 minutes 46 seconds
File size: 2MB

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Investigating chronic lung conditions

Associate Professor Graham Simpson talks about the investigations that are appropriate in general practice for chronic lung conditions

Duration: 19 minutes 21 seconds
File size: 4MB

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COPD diagnosis and management

Dr Julia Walters discusses COPD diagnosis and management in general practice, including the important roles general practice can play now and in the future

Duration: 17 minutes 35 seconds
File size: 4MB

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