March 2012

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March 2012 Vol 41 (3) 81-160

This month's articles include pharmacological prevention of osteoporosis, paget disease of bone, vitamin D and older adults, osteoporosis detection and management, cardiac stress testing, contact tracing for STIs and intellectual disability.



Janice Charles, Lisa Valenti, Graeme C Miller

Vitamin D

And the musculoskeletal health of older adults

Tania Winzenberg, Ingrid van der Mei, Rebecca S Mason, Caryl Nowson, Graeme Jones

Paget disease of bone

An update

Cameron Britton, John Walsh


Prevention and detection in general practice

Dan Ewald


Pharmacological prevention and management in older people

J Simon Bell, Natalie Blacker, Sue Edwards, Oliver Frank, Christopher P Alderman, Lesh Karan, Alan Husband, Debra Rowett

Up front

Bones and other challenges

Carolyn O’Shea

Letters to the editor


Cardiac stress testing

Stress electrocardiography and stress echocardiography

Alex McLellan, David Prior

Tick bite

A case study

Mark McGrath, Garry Buchan-Hepburn

Contact tracing for STIs

New resources and supportive evidence

Siobhan Reddel, Natalie Edmiston


Intellectual disability, sexuality and sexual abuse prevention

A study of family members and support workers

Gillian Eastgate, Elly Scheermeyer, Mieke van Driel, Nicholas G Lennox

Metal fume fever

A case review of calls made to the Victorian Poisons Information Centre

Anselm Wong, Shaun Greene, Jeff Robinson


The NSW Refugee Health Service

Improving refugee access to primary care

Diana Milosevic, I-Hao Cheng, Mitchell M Smith

Quality in general practice

Definitions and frameworks

Karina Gardner, Danielle Mazza


ADHD guidelines

Flaws in the literature and the need to scrutinise the evidence

Corina O’Dowd

Back pages

Book reviews

Clinical challenge

Nyoli Valentine


AFP Podcasts

Interviews March 2012

Intellectual disability, sexuality and sexual abuse prevention – a study of family members and support workers

Gillian Eastgate is a GP and researcher who discusses her research interviewing the family members of, and support workers for people with, an intellectual disability on their intellectual disability and sexuality. It is a companion to her research published (and accompanying podcast) in April 2011 interviewing women with an intellectual disability and their views on sexuality.

Duration: 11 minutes 47 seconds
File size: 3MB

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Osteoporosis – prevention and detection in general practice

Dr Dan Ewald is a GP and public health physician from the NSW who discusses osteoporosis prevention and detection in general practice, telling us what the evidence shows and reminding us of the importance of sorting the evidence from the hype.

Duration: 22 minutes 36 seconds
File size: 5MB

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