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July 2013

AFP Cover 2013 July

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July 2013 Vol 42 (7) 433–512

This month's articles include chronic hepatitis B, biliary pain, fatty liver disease, hepatitis C, Kawasaki disease, illicit drug overdose and HPV testing recommendations


Gallbladder disease

Clare Bayram, Lisa Valenti, Graeme C Miller

Fatty liver disease

A practical guide for GPs

David Iser, Marno Ryan

Chronic hepatitis B

What’s new?

Jennifer MacLachlan, Benjamin Cowie

Hepatitis C

An update

Jacinta Holmes, Alexander Thompson, Sally Bell

Biliary pain

Work-up and management in general practice

Michael Crawford

Up front

Challenges and rewards

A career as a generalist

Glenn Duns

Letters to the editor


HPV testing in the National Cervical Screening Program

When is it recommended?

Stella Heley

FibroScan and transient elastography

William Kemp, Stuart Roberts

Kawasaki disease

The importance of prompt recognition and early referral

Daniel Golshevsky, Michael Cheung, David Burgner

Pre-meal water consumption for weight loss

Handbook of Non Drug Intervention (HANDI) Project Team

Illicit drug overdose

Prevalence and acute management

Wenlong Li, Naren Gunja

Patchy hair loss on the pubis

A case study

Emiliano Grillo, Sergio Vano-Galvan, Blanca Diaz-Ley, Pedro Jaén Olasolo

Oral hyperpigmented lesions

A case study

Siew Kim Kwa, Esha Das Gupta


Addressing high rates of smoking in remote Aboriginal communities

New evidence for GPs

Jan Robertson, Katherine Conigrave, Rowena Ivers, Elizabeth Hindmarsh, Alan Clough

The prevalence of overweight and obesity in Indigenous kindergarten children

A cross sectional population based study

Megan Hickie, Kirsty Douglas, Karen Ciszek

Reframing chaos

A qualitative study of GPs managing patients with medically unexplained symptoms

Louise Stone

To own or not to own

How can we best educate general practice registrars about practice ownership?

Elizabeth Sturgiss, Katrina Anderson, Martin Liedvogel, Emily Haesler


A is for aphorism

‘Nothing is sometimes a good remedy’

Benjamin Mitchell, Georga Cooke

Back pages

Book reviews

Clinical challenge

Melissa Tan


AFP Podcasts

Interviews July 2013

Hepatitis B infection

Dr Benjamin Cowie discusses the epidemiology, natural history and management of hepatitis B infection, including screening tests, public health issues and current treatment options.

Duration: 21 minutes 9 seconds
File size: 6MB

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Hepatitis C infection

Dr Sally Bell discusses the problem of hepatitis C infection in Australia, including epidemiology, natural history, co-morbidities and current treatment options

Duration: 18 minutes 45 seconds
File size: 5MB

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Patients with medically unexplained symptoms

Dr Louise Stone discusses her research article in the July issue of AFP on GP management of patients with medically unexplained symptoms.

Duration: 15 minutes 29 seconds
File size: 4MB

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