December 2011

AFP Cover 2011 December


December 2011 Vol 40 (12) 937–1032

The theme for the December issue of AFP is neurology. This month's articles include motor neurone disease, traumatic brain injury, frontotemporal dementia, multiple sclerosis, lactational mastitis, ACEI associated angioedema and teaching medical students.


Multiple sclerosis

Janice Charles, Lisa Valenti, Helena Britt

Multiple sclerosis

Diagnosis, management and prognosis

Benjamin K-T Tsang, Richard Macdonell

Traumatic brain injury

Long term care of patients in general practice

Lyndal Trevena, Ian D Cameron

Motor neurone disease

Caring for the patient in general practice

Margaret Zoing, Matthew C Kiernan

Frontotemporal dementia

Features, diagnosis and management

Daniel KY Chan, Sharon Reutens, Dennis KW Liu, Richard O Chan

Up front

When we can’t fix what is broken

Kath O’Connor


Lactational mastitis and breast abscess

Diagnosis and management in general practice

Leila Cusack, Meagan Brennan

Monomorphous papulopustular rash

A case study

Lígia Peralta, Paulo Morais

ACEI associated angioedema

A case study and review

Nick Andrew, Genevieve Gabb, Matthew Del Fante



Improving diagnosis in general practice

Jon Emery

Teaching medical students

Ethical challenges

Nancy J Sturman

Australia’s systems of primary healthcare

The need for improved coordination and implications for Medicare Locals

Marlene Wiese, Gwyneth Jolley, Fran Baum, Toby Freeman, Michael R Kidd

An online course in clinical education

Experiences of Australian clinicians

Susan M Wearne, Jennene Greenhill, Carolyn Berryman, Linda Sweet, Lori Tietz

Moving with the times

Familiarity versus formality in Australian general practice

Romayne Moore, Michael Yelland, Shu-Kay Ng


Family law matters

A guide for GPs

Sarah Minnery

A partnership for health

Working with schools to promote healthy lifestyle

Corinne Patching van der Sluijs, Marivic Lagleva, Andrew Pesle, Kean-Seng Lim, Hani Bittar, Michael Dibley

Academic posts at The University of Melbourne

28 years of history

Jo-Anne Manski-Nankervis, Deepa Daniel, Doris Young


An opportunity or threat to general practice research?

Siaw-Teng Liaw

Back pages

Clinical Challenge

Nyoli Valentine


AFP Podcasts

Interviews December 2011

Multiple sclerosis - diagnosis, management and prognosis

Dr Benjamin K-T Tsang discusses the role of the GP in the diagnosis and management of MS

Duration: 20 minutes 23 seconds
File size: 5MB

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Motor neurone disease - caring for the patient in general practice

Dr Matthew Kiernan discusses the role of the GP in the diagnosis and management of motor neurone disease

Duration: 19 minutes 37 seconds
File size: 4MB

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Traumatic brain injury - longterm care of patients in general practice

Dr Lyndal Trevena discusses the role of the GP in the diagnosis and management of traumatic brain injury

Duration: 15 minutes 5 seconds
File size: 3MB

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