August 2012

AFP Cover 2012 August


August 2012 Vol 41 (8) 545-640

The theme for the August issue of AFP is thyroid. This month's articles include thyrotoxicosis, perinatal thyroid disease, hypothyroidism, goitre, palliative care, medical education and the recovery paradigm.


Orders for thyroid function tests

Changes over 10 years

Clare Bayram, Lisa Valenti, Helena Britt


Investigation and management

Michelle So, Richard J MacIsaac, Mathis Grossmann

Evaluating and managing patients with thyrotoxicosis

Kirsten Campbell, Matthew Doogue


Causes, investigation and management

Kiernan Hughes, Creswell Eastman

Thyroid disease in the perinatal period

Simon Forehan

Up front

Forty-two and other numbers

Kath O’Connor

Letters to the editor


Thyroid scans

Joseph C Lee, Ann M Harris, Frederick A Khafagi

Thyroid therapy

Tips and traps

Patrick J Phillips

The recovery paradigm

A model of hope and change for alcohol and drug addiction

David W Best, Dan I Lubman

Gastric distension

A case study

Ching-Siang Cheng, John Hack

Retroauricular cutaneous advancement flap

Peter Kim, Kwan Stephen Lee

Progressive rash

A case study

Michelle Papandony, Stuart Anderson


Case conferences in palliative care

A substudy of a cluster randomised controlled trial

Tania M Shelby-James, Phyllis Butow, Graydon Davison, David C Currow

When death is imminent

Documenting end-of-life decisions

Amanda Gaw, Steven Doherty, Philip Hungerford, Jenny May

Potential roles for practice nurses in preventive care for young people

A qualitative study

Caroline Hart, Rhian Parker, Elizabeth Patterson, Kelsey Hegarty, Lena Sanci


A is for aphorism

If ‘a physician who treats himself has a fool for a patient’ – are we all fools?

Jane Smith

Cape York Paediatric Outreach Clinic

Improving access to primary care in the Cape York Peninsula region

Jason Agostino, Richard Heazlewood, Alan Ruben

Avoiding ‘consultation interruptus’

A model for the daily supervision and teaching of general practice registrars

Gerard Ingham

Urban community based medical education

General practice at the core of a new approach to teaching medical students

Sarah Mahoney, Lucie Walters, Julie Ash

Back pages

Book reviews

Clinical Challenge

Sophie Samuel


AFP Podcasts

Interviews August 2012


Dr Kirsten Campbell discusses the evaluation and management of thyrotoxicosis

Duration: 10 minutes 31 seconds
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Dr Michelle So discusses the aetiology, clinical features, investigation and management of hypothyroidism

Duration: 9 minutes 7 seconds
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Dr Kiernan Hughes discusses the causes, investigation and management of goitre in the general practice setting

Duration: 23 minutes 22 seconds
File size: 5MB

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Thyroid conditions in pregnancy

Dr Simon Forehan discusses the detection and management of thyroid conditions in pregnancy

Duration: 23 minutes 3 seconds
File size: 5MB

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