Diagnostic challenges

October 2013

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Diagnostic challenges

October 2013 Vol 42 (10) 673–752

This month's articles include multiple myeloma, fibromyalgia, systematic lupus erythematosus, dual antiplatelet therapy, surviving an epidemic and asthma control.


Globus hystericus

Allan J Pollack, Janice Charles, Christopher Harrison, Helena Britt

Multiple myeloma: from diagnosis to treatment

Renee Eslick, Dipti Talaulikar

Systemic lupus erythmatosus

When to consider and management options

Diane Apostolopoulos, Alberta Yik-Bun Hoi

Up front


From gold to shades of grey

Carolyn O’Shea

Letters to the editor


Dual antiplatelet therapy

Management in general practice

Rohan Jayasinghe, Ryan Markham, Geoffrey Adsett

SGLT2 inhibition with dapagliflozin

A novel approach for the management of type 2 diabetes

Gary Kilov, Stephen Leow, Merlin Thomas

Managing opioid dependence in pregnancy

A general practice perspective

Shalini Arunogiri, Lea Foo, Matthew Frei, Dan I Lubman

Antinuclear antibody test

Michael O’Sullivan, Andrew McLean-Tooke, Richard KS Loh

Skin rash on the upper limbs

Case studies

Diogo Pereira, Patricia Machado, Paulo Morais

Taping for knee osteoarthritis

Handbook of Non Drug Intervention (HANDI) Project Team


Practice nurses and sexual health care

Enhancing team care within general practice

Penelope Abbott, Ann Dadich, Hassan Hosseinzadeh, Melissa Kang, Wendy Hu, Chris Bourne, Carolyn Murray, Jennifer Reath

Surviving an epidemic

Australian GPs on caring for people with HIV and AIDS in the early years

Christy E Newman, Robert Reynolds, Rebecca Gray, Peter Canavan, John De Wit, Marilyn McMurchie, Ronald McCoy, Michael R Kidd

Asthma control in general practice

GP and patient perspectives compared

Joan Henderson, Kerry L Hancock, Carol Armour, Christopher Harrison, Graeme C Miller


A is for aphorism

‘Give me a child until they are seven and I will show you the man’

Rae Thomas, Georga Cooke

Duty of care or a matter of conduct

Can a doctor refuse a person in need of urgent medical attention?

Jessica Dean, Patrick Mahar, Erwin Loh, Karinne Ludlow

Back pages

Clinical challenge

Melissa Tan


AFP Podcasts

Interviews October 2013

Systemic lupus erythematosus

Dr Alberta Hoi considers systemic lupus erythematosus including the variety of presentations, diagnosis and management options

Duration: 9 minutes 33 seconds
File size: 3MB

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Multiple myeloma

Dr Dipti Talaulikar discusses multiple myeloma including when to consider the diagnosis, and management options

Duration: 17 minutes 57 seconds
File size: 5MB

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