March 2013

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March 2013 Vol 42 (3) 81-160

This month's articles include mind-body therapies, opioid use in chronic non-cancer pain, neuropathic pain, macroscopic haematuria, childhood headache and bowel cancer screening.


Neuropathic pain

Allan J Pollack, Christopher Harrison, Joan Henderson, Helena Britt

Neuropathic pain

A management update

Milana Votrubec, Ian Thong

Opioid use in chronic non-cancer pain Part 1

Known knowns and known unknowns

Simon Holliday, Chris Hayes, Adrian Dunlop

Opioid use in chronic non-cancer pain Part 2

Prescribing issues and alternatives

Simon Holliday, Chris Hayes, Adrian Dunlop

Mind-body therapies

Use in chronic pain management

Craig Hassed

Up front

Even among the troubled

Kath O’Connor

Letters to the editor


Cerebral perfusion (SPECT) studies

Joseph C Lee, Keren M Harvey, Frederick A Khafagi

Macroscopic haematuria

A urological approach

Melissa Yeoh, Nai Kid Lai, Daniel Anderson, Vinesh Appadurai

Wet combing for the eradication of head lice

Handbook of Non Drug Intervention (HANDI) Project Team

Chronic itch on the back associated with disc hernia

A case study

Sergio Vano-Galvan, Eliseo Vano-Galvan, Emiliano Grillo, Pedro Jaén Olasolo

Childhood headache and H. pylori

A possible association

Lucy Bradbeer, Swetha Thakkar, Anthony Liu, Ralph Nanan

Chronic refractory dyspnoea

Evidence based management

Rachel Wiseman, Debra Rowett, Peter Allcroft, Amy Abernethy, David C Currow


The National Bowel Cancer Screening Program

Consequences for practice

Amanda Bobridge, Graeme Young, Steve Cole, Mark Schoeman, Helen Lewis, Peter Bampton

Shared learning in general practice

Facilitators and barriers

Thea van de Mortel, Peter Silberberg, Christine Ahern


Appointments 101

How to shape a more effective appointment system

Andrew Knight, Tony Lembke

Back pages

Clinical challenge

Sarah Metcalfe


AFP Podcasts

Interviews March 2013

Opioid use

Dr Simon Holliday discusses chronic non malignant pain and opioid use.

Duration: 24 minutes 57 seconds
File size: 6MB

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Neuropathic pain

Dr Milana Votrubec discusses neuropathic pain and its management.

Duration: 11 minutes 1 seconds
File size: 3MB

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