Traps for the unwary

November 2010

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Traps for the unwary

November 2010 Vol 39 (11) 801-880

The theme for the November issue of AFP is traps for the unwary. This month's articles include TIAs – management in general practice, does it matter if I’m ‘just’ pregnant?, transient ischaemic attacks – assessment and managament, small dose... big poison, addison disease – diagnosis and initial management & general practice – engaging the online social networking revolution.


Addison disease

Diagnosis and initial management

Susan O’Connell, Aris Siafarikas

Does it matter if I’m ‘just’ pregnant?

Ines Rio

Small dose...

Big poison

George Braitberg, Ed Oakley


Management in general practice

Janice Charles, Ying Pan, Graeme C Miller

Transient ischaemic attacks

Assessment and management

Elaine S Leung, M Anne Hamilton-Bruce, Simon A Koblar

Up front

Letters to the editor

Quotes to remember...

Kate Molinari


Intravenous iron replacement

Management in general practice

Mark Naim, Jennifer Hunter

Patients living with cancer

The role of rehabilitation

Anupam Datta Gupta, Sue Lewis, Russell Shute

Typhoid and paratyphoid fever

Prevention in travellers

Cora A Mayer, Amy A Neilson


General practice as a fortress

Occupational violence and general practice receptionists

Parker J Magin, Terry Joyce, Jon Adams, Susan Goode, Georgina Cotter

Establishing the Victorian Primary Care Practice Based Research Network

Melinda Soós, Meredith Temple-Smith, Jane Gunn, Kate Johnston-Ata’Ata, Marie Pirotta

Predicting central sensitisation

Whiplash patients

Robert Ferrari


Failure to diagnose: diabetic ketoacidosis

Sara Bird

Linking the RACGP curriculum to vocational education

Lyn Clearihan, Heather McGarry, Melanie Cheng, Peter Bratuskins, Mark Rowe


General practice

Engaging the online social networking revolution

Siaw-Teng Liaw, Annie Lau, Sarah Dennis

Back pages

Clinical challenge

Deepa Daniel, Kate Molinari


AFP Podcasts

Interviews November 2010

Transient ischaemic attacks – assessment and management

Dr Elaine Leung discusses why transient ischaemic attacks are a trap for the unwary and provides information on the importance and diagnosis. She also covers issues around assessment and how GPs are well placed to provide the secondary prevention management

Duration: 12 minutes 16 seconds
File size: 3MB

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Small dose... big poison

Professor George Braitberg discusses issues his article ‘Small dose…big poison' which considers children and ingestions of medications and many items found in every household

Duration: 22 minutes 58 seconds
File size: 5MB

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Addison disease – diagnosis and initial management

Dr Aris Siafarikas discusses Addison Disease, which is a trap for the unwary as it is rare and can present in non specific, but very serious ways. He suggests some hints that may assist in considering the diagnosis and highlights important elements of early management

Duration: 8 minutes 47 seconds
File size: 2MB

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