Embarrassing problems

May 2013

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Embarrassing problems

May 2013 Vol 42 (5) 257–352

This month's articles include hyperhidrosis and bromhidrosis, male reproductive system, penile lumps and bumps, intestinal gas, patient blood management, bone turnover markers, and diabetes and heart disease.


Premature ejaculation

Christopher Harrison, Clare Bayram, Helena Britt

Hyperhidrosis and bromhidrosis

A guide to assessment and management

Eshini Perera, Rodney Sinclair

Penile appearance, lumps and bumps

Vinita Rane, Tim Read

The male reproductive system

An overview of common problems

Sanjiva Wijesinha, Leon Piterman, Catherine N Kirby


Problems with intestinal gas

Terry Bolin

Up front

Embarrassing problems

Breaking down the barriers to therapy

Stephen A Margolis

Letters to the editor


Bone turnover markers

Penelope Coates

Mother’s kiss for nasal foreign bodies

Handbook of Non Drug Intervention (HANDI) Project Team

Patient blood management

The GP’s guide

Sandra Minck, Kathryn Robinson, Ben Saxon, Tracey Spigiel, Amanda Thomson

Painful swollen wrist

A case study

Lawrence Leung

Optimising nicotine replacement therapy in clinical practice

Colin P Mendelsohn

Facial discolouration

A case study

Jacinto Orgaz-Molina, Maria Girón-Prieto, Marilena Cotugno, Salvador Arias-Santiago

Localised alopecia

A case study

Pablo Fernandez-Crehuet, Patricia Cabeza-Calleja, Jose Luis Fernandez-Crehuet Serrano, Victoria Martinez-Prieto


Older people with mild cognitive impairment

Their views about assessing driving safety

David A Johnson, Oliver Frank, Dimity Pond, Nigel Stocks

‘We are all time poor’

Is routine nutrition screening of older patients feasible?

Aliza Haslinda Hamirudin, Karen Charlton, Karen Walton, Andrew Bonney, George Albert, Adam Hodgkins, Jan Potter, Marianna Milosavljevic, Andrew Dalley

Prevention of diabetes and heart disease

Patient perceptions on risk, risk assessment and the role of their GP in preventive care

Sandy Lu, Mark F Harris

Who will be running your practice in 10 years?

Supporting GP registrars’ awareness and knowledge of practice ownership

Martin Liedvogel, Emily Haesler, Katrina Anderson


Obstacles to alcohol and drug care

Are Medicare Locals the answer?

Lynda Berends, Dan I Lubman

Chronic heart failure management in Australia

Time for general practice centred models of care?

Ian Scott, Claire Jackson

Back pages

Book reviews

Clinical challenge

Melissa Tan


AFP Podcasts

Interviews May 2013

Wind problems in the bowels

Professor Terry Bolin discusses wind problems in the bowels, including causes, differential diagnoses, investigations, management and more.

Duration: 12 minutes 7 seconds
File size: 3MB

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Older people with mild cognitive impairment and driving

Mr David Johnson discusses his recent study on the views of older people with mild cognitive impairment on their driving ability.

Duration: 6 minutes 27 seconds
File size: 2MB

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Minimising patient harm from alcohol and drug use

Dr Linda Berends considers a range of evidence based strategies within primary health care to effectively minimise patient harm from alcohol and drug usage.

Duration: 12 minutes 13 seconds
File size: 4MB

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Male reproductive problems

Associate Professor Wijesinha provides a wide ranging and comprehensive discussion on the presentation, investigation and management of common male reproductive problems including erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation and more.

Duration: 20 minutes 21 seconds
File size: 6MB

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