The respiratory tract

November 2012

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The respiratory tract

November 2012 Vol 41 (11) 833-912

This month's articles include respiratory problems, towards an endgame for tobacco, recreational activity risk, bronchiectasis, chronic hepatitis B, newly diagnosed early breast cancer and MRI of the knee.


Management of COPD in general practice

Joan Henderson, Christopher Harrison, Graeme C Miller


A guide for primary care

Graeme Maguire

‘Is it okay for me to … ?’ Assessment of recreational activity risk in patients with chronic lung conditions

Melvin LW Lim, Danny J Brazzale, Christine F McDonald

Respiratory problems

Occupational and environmental exposures

Ryan F Hoy

Towards an endgame for tobacco

Matthew J Peters

Up front

Balancing on the tightrope

Carolyn O’Shea


MRI of the knee

Sarah Skinner

Newly diagnosed early breast cancer

An update on pre-operative assessment and staging

Meagan Brennan, Nehmat Houssami

Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding

Under-diagnosed late respiratory complications

Tajalli Saghaie, Sarah Turner, Simon Kang, Lucy Morgan

Overactive bladder syndrome

Management and treatment options

Janine Arnold, Nicholas McLeod, Ruban Thani-Gasalam, Prem Rashid

Multiple finger nodules and an erythematous rash

A case study

Jacinto Orgaz-Molina, Maria Salazar-Nievas, Maria Carmen Orgaz-Molina, Salvador Arias-Santiago

Making sense of MRI of the lumbar spine

Xian Zhang Eric Yong, Tom Sutherland

Rash in the returned traveller

Jonathan Ramachenderan, James Muir


Managing chronic hepatitis B

The role of the GP

Jack Wallace, Behzad Hajarizadeh, Jacqueline Richmond, Stephen McNally, Marian Pitts

Patients with colorectal cancer

A qualitative study of referral pathways and continuing care

Mark F Harris, Shane Pascoe, Lisa Crossland, Justin Beilby, Craig Veitch, Allan Spigelman, David Weller

Women survivors of child abuse

Don’t ask, don’t tell

Adeline Lee, Jan Coles, Stuart J Lee, Jayashri Kulkarni


Wudinna Health Centre

Improving access to primary care in a remote community

Scott Lewis

A is for aphorism

The power of silence

Sanne Kreijkamp-Kaspers, Paul Glasziou


Addressing antibiotic resistance

Focusing on acute respiratory infections in primary care

Chris Del Mar, Paul Glasziou, John Lowe, Mieke van Driel, Tammy Hoffmann, Elaine Beller

Back pages

Clinical challenge

Sophie Samuel


AFP Podcasts

Interviews November 2012

A ‘tobacco endgame'.

Professor Matthew Peters discusses a range of options that have been raised for a ‘tobacco endgame.’

Duration: 11 minutes 16 seconds
File size: 3MB

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Occupation and environmental respiratory presentations

Dr Ryan Hoy discusses the range of causes and presentations of respiratory presentations related to occupation and environmental exposures.

Duration: 10 minutes 45 seconds
File size: 2MB

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Bronchiectasis diagnosis and management

Dr Graeme Maguire discusses bronchiectasis including issues around diagnosis and management

Duration: 20 minutes 34 seconds
File size: 5MB

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Recreation and travel for patients with chronic lung disease

Christine McDonald discusses the answer to the question ‘Is it okay for me to…?’ when patients with chronic lung disease ask about travel and recreational activities

Duration: 13 minutes 50 seconds
File size: 3MB

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Women survivors of child abuse

Adeline Lee discusses research into women survivors of child abuse thoughts on being asked about their experiences by GPs.

Duration: 10 minutes 35 seconds
File size: 2MB

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