November 2013

AFP Cover 2013 November


November 2013 Vol 42 (11) 753–832

This month's articles include osteoarthritis, viral arthritis, neck pain, ankylosing spondylitis, REM sleep behaviour disorder, irritable bowel syndrome and acute scrotal pain.


Rheumatoid arthritis

Janice Charles, Helena Britt, Ying Pan


Where are we for pain and therapy in 2013?

Graeme Jones

Viral arthritis

Richard Holland, Lara Barnsley, Leslie Barnsley

An approach to neck pain for the family physician

Andrew J Teichtahl, Geoffrey McColl

Ankylosing spondylitis

An update

Vera Golder, Lionel Schachna

Up front

Holding the fort

Glenn Duns

Letters to the editor


REM sleep behaviour disorder

More than just a parasomnia

Alessandra Coeytaux, Keith Wong, Ron Grunstein, Simon JG Lewis

Acute scrotal pain

Havish Srinath

MRI brain imaging

Sarah Skinner

Recurrent renal colic

A case study

Miguel Angel Arrabal-Polo, Lucía Vera-Pacheco, María Esperanza Puga-Montalvo, Miguel Quesada-Charneco, Miguel Arrabal-Martin, Salvador Arias-Santiago

Hairy elbows

A case study

Pablo Fernandez-Crehuet, Ricardo Ruiz-Villaverde, Jose Luis Fernandez-Crehuet Serrano

Internet-based cognitive behaviour therapy for depression and anxiety

Handbook of Non Drug Intervention (HANDI) Project Team


Interpersonal relationships for patients with irritable bowel syndrome

A qualitative study of GPs’ perceptions

Katie Crocker, Anna Chur-Hansen, Jane Andrews

General practitioners’ challenges during the 2009/A/H1N1 vaccination campaigns in Australia, Israel and England

A qualitative study

Marina Kunin, Dan Engelhard, Shane Thomas, Mark Ashworth, Leon Piterman

Validation of a general practice audit and data extraction tool

David Peiris, Maria Agaliotis, Bindu Patel, Anushka Patel

Data extraction from electronic health records

Existing tools may be unreliable and potentially unsafe

Siaw-Teng Liaw, Jane Taggart, Hairong Yu, Simon de Lusignan


A is for aphorism

‘Wherever the art of medicine is loved there is also a love of humanity’

Louise Stone, Jill Gordon


A personal reflection

Paresh Dawda

Back pages

Book reviews

Clinical challenge

Sarah Metcalfe, Glenn Duns


AFP Podcasts

Interviews November 2013


Professor Graeme Jones discusses the epidemiology, pathophysiology and management of osteoarthritis, including current and potential future treatment options.

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