Arteries and veins

June 2013

AFP Cover 2013 June

Arteries and veins

June 2013 Vol 42 (6) 353–432

This month's articles include varicose veins, non-aortic aneurysms, hypertension, aortic aneurysms, peripheral arterial disease, radiation safety, and patient knowledge of chronic disease.


Peripheral arterial disease

Joan Henderson, Allan J Pollack, Christopher Harrison, Graeme C Miller

Aortic aneurysms

Screening, surveillance and referral

Domenic Robinson, Barend Mees, Hence Verhagen, Jason Chuen

Non-aortic aneurysms

Natural history and recommendations for referral and treatment

Barend Mees, Domenic Robinson, Hence Verhagen, Jason Chuen


The difficult decisions

Christopher James O’Callaghan, Min Yin Goh, Pei Rong

Varicose veins

Natural history, assessment and management

Neil Wright, Rob Fitridge

Up front

Maps and arterial roads

Carolyn O’Shea

Letters to the editor


Radiation safety

Sarah Skinner

Peripheral arterial disease

Screening in general practice

Kate Haigh, John Bingley, Jonathan Golledge, Philip J Walker

Peripheral arterial disease

Diagnosis and management in general practice

Thuy Bich Au, Jonathan Golledge, Philip J Walker, Kate Haigh, Mark Nelson

Hot water immersion for bluebottle stings

Handbook of Non Drug Intervention (HANDI) Project Team


GP and registrar involvement in refugee health

A needs assessment

Geraldine Duncan, Catherine Harding, Alison Gilmour, Alexa Seal

Patients’ knowledge of their chronic disease

The influence of socio-demographic characteristics

Annabelle Hocking, Caroline Laurence, Michelle Lorimer

General practice registrar observation of their supervisors in consultation

What is the educational value?

Christine Longman, Meredith Temple-Smith


An audit of osteoporotic patients in an Australian general practice

Darren Parker

Back pages

Book reviews

Clinical challenge

Melissa Tan


AFP Podcasts

Interviews June 2013

Varicose veins assessment and management

Mr Neil Wright, a vascular surgeon, discusses the varicose veins assessment and management options.

Duration: 16 minutes 33 seconds
File size: 5MB

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Mr Jason Chuen, a vascular surgeon, discusses aneurysms with a focus on abdominal aortic aneurysms.

Duration: 22 minutes 18 seconds
File size: 6MB

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Chronic disease knowledge

Dr Annabelle Hocking, a GP researcher, discusses factors associated with patients being unaware of their chronic disease.

Duration: 11 minutes 40 seconds
File size: 3MB

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