November 2011

AFP Cover 2011 November


November 2011 Vol 40 (11) 841–936

The theme for the November issue of AFP is violence. This month's articles include intimate partner violence, aggressive behaviour in general practice, benzodiazepine prescribing and aggression, nonaccidental injury in childhood, chronic fatigue syndrome, steroid associated infective keratitis and obstructive sleep apnoea.


Intimate partner violence

Identification and response in general practice

Kelsey Hegarty, Lorna O’Doherty

Nonaccidental injury in childhood

Anne Smith


Their role in aggression and why GPs should prescribe with caution

Katy A Jones, Suzanne Nielsen, Raimondo Bruno, Matthew Frei, Dan I Lubman

Aggressive behaviour

Prevention and management in the general practice environment

Moira G Sim, Toni Wain, Eric Khong

Up front

Asking the important questions

Rachel Lee

Letters to the editor


The prepubertal hymen

Anne Smith

Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring

National Heart Foundation and High Blood Pressure Research Council of Australia Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring Consensus Committee

Primary hyperparathyroidism

Is vitamin D supplementation safe?

Wayne Rankin

Obstructive sleep apnoea and snoring

Is examination necessary?

Omar Mulla, Frank Agada, David Dawson, Sanjai Sood

Steroid associated infective keratitis

Case studies for caution

Neil Sharma, Ethan Nguyen, Ju-Lee Ooi, John Males

Occupational violence

Parker J Magin, Jon Adams


Patient centred care

Are international medical graduates ‘expert novices’?

Maria R Dahm

Lifestyle intervention

A study on maintenance in general practice

Roshan Dhanapalaratnam, Mahnaz Fanaian, Mark F Harris

Treating chronic fatigue syndrome

A study into the scientific evidence for pharmacological treatments

Sanne Kreijkamp-Kaspers, Ekua Weba Brenu, Sonya Marshall, Don Staines, Mieke van Driel

Web based diabetes care planning

Sociotechnical barriers to implementation in general practice

Akuh Adaji, Peter Schattner, Leon Piterman


Child abuse

Mandatory reporting requirements

Sara Bird

Advanced rural skills training

The value of an addiction medicine rotation

Julaine Allan

Fitness to drive forms

A guide for GPs

Fiona Landgren


Unintended pregnancies

Reducing rates by improving access to contraception

Jayne Lucke, Danielle Herbert, Deborah Loxton, Edith Weisberg

Back pages

Clinical challenge

Nyoli Valentine


AFP Podcasts

Interviews November 2011

Benzodiazepines - Their role in aggression and why GPs should prescribe with caution

Dr Katy Jones, former Senior Research Fellow at Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre weighs the evidence for a link between benzodiazepines and aggression.

Duration: 15 minutes 50 seconds
File size: 4MB

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Aggressive behaviour - Prevention and management in the general practice environment

Associate Professor Moira Sim, head of the school of medical sciences, director of the systems and intervention research centre for health at Edith Cowan University, clinical associate professor at the university of western Australia and a practising GP talks about the prevention and management of aggressive behaviour in general practice.

Duration: 21 minutes 34 seconds
File size: 5MB

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Intimate partner violence - identification and response in general practice

Associate Professor Kelsey Hegarty from the Department of General Practice at the Univesity of Melbourne talks about intimate partner violence and the important role GPs have in detection and management.

Duration: 18 minutes 11 seconds
File size: 4MB

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