Joint pain

September 2010

AFP Cover 2010 September

Joint pain

September 2010 Vol 39 (9) 609-704

The theme for the September issue of AFP is joint pain. This month's articles include Osteoarthritis, Osteoarthritis – management options in general practice, Rheumatoid arthritis, Juvenile idiopathic arthritis & Arthritis disease – the use of complementary therapies



Janice Charles, Lisa Valenti, Helena Britt


Management options in general practice

Suzanne McKenzie, Amanda Torkington

Rheumatoid arthritis

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis

Christina Boros, Ben Whitehead

Arthritis disease

The use of complementary therapies

Marie Pirotta

Up front

Engaging the masses...

Deepa Daniel

Letters to the editor



Prevention in travellers

Amy A Neilson, Cora A Mayer

The eyes have it

A diagnostic challenge

Keng Yin Loh, Siang-Tong Kew

Prophylactic Z-plasty

Correcting helical rim deformity from wedge excision

Peter Kim

Oral hypoglycaemics

A review of the evidence

Patrick J Phillips, Stephen M Twigg


Best practice management

David Cook, George Krassas, Tom Huang


Help and e-help

Young people’s perspectives of mental healthcare

Denise Charman, Craig Harms, Jacquie Myles-Pallister

Roles ascribed to general practitioners by gay men with depression

Christy E Newman, Susan Kippax, Limin Mao, Deborah Saltman, Michael R Kidd

Complementary and alternative medicine

Representations in popular magazines

Christine Phillips, Alexandra Dunne

Patient attitudes

Training students in general practice

Kevin Sweeney, Parker J Magin, Dimity Pond


Lost: loss of chance

Sara Bird

Managing staff problems

Tips from the toolkit 8

Neville Steer

Genetics and genomics in general practice

Siaw-Teng Liaw

GP retention

A creative approach

Pam Rachootin


Living with rheumatoid arthritis

Melissa Johns

Back pages

Book reviews

Clinical challenge

Deepa Daniel


AFP Podcasts

Interviews September 2010

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Dr Ngian discusses rheumatoid arthritis, a chronic disease which is known to cause significant irreversible joint damage and disability if the so-called 'window of opportunity' for treatment is missed. Dr Ngian discusses the aetiology and typical clinical features of rheumatoid arthritis, and the investigations required if this type of arthritis is suspected, to ensure early recognition and referral. She uses the RACGP recently-published <em>Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of early rhuematoid arthritis</em> to discuss treatment options, and how to monitor patients on disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs and biologic agents

Duration: 16 minutes 32 seconds
File size: 4MB

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