Australian Family Physician
Australian Family Physician



July Vol 43 (7) 417–496
AFP > 2014 > July


Genetic testing

Graeme C Miller, Allan J Pollack

Genetics in general practice

Jon Emery, Grant Blashki, Sylvia Metcalfe

Noninvasive prenatal testing

Jane Woolcock, Rosalie Grivell

Direct-to-consumer DNA testing and the general practitioner

Ronald Trent

Up front

Gene dreams

Sarah Metcalfe

Letters to the editor


Identifying Chagas disease in Australia: an emerging challenge for general practitioners

Angie Pinto, Sarah Pett, Yves Jackson

Extensive lip ulcers: a case report

Kooi-Yau Chean

Eye care in the elderly

Catherine Green, Jonathan Goodfellow, Jessica Kubie

Atypical dermatology – are you missing an important diagnosis?

Daniel Anderson, Kate Wilson, Warren Apel

Chronic throat pain

Kyung Soo Kim, Hoon Shik Yang, Su Jin Lim

Fatigue – a rational approach to investigation

Simon Morgan, Mieke van Driel, Parker J Magin, Jessica Wilson


Spirometry screening for airway obstruction in asymptomatic smokers

Juan Wisnivesky, Gwen Skloot, Andrew Rundle, Tracey A Revenson, Alfred Neugut

Ethics and professionalism in general practice placements: what should students learn?

Nancy J Sturman, Nargess Saiepour

‘It’s got to be another approach’: an Aboriginal Health Worker perspective on cardiovascular risk screening and education

Penelope Abbott, Jennifer Reath, Tejas Deshmukh


Genetic testing: medico-legal issues

Sara Bird

General practice and public health: who is my patient?

Grant Blashki, Gillian Porter, Nathan Grills

Greater support for generalism in rural and regional Australia

Sarah Larkins, Rebecca Evans


Sentinel lymph node biopsy now has a limited role in melanoma management

John B Dixon, Anthony Dixon, Stuart Anderson, Howard Steinman, Alexander Nirenberg

Back pages

Book reviews

Clinical challenge


Theoretical advantages of sentinel node biopsies for melanoma patients

Professor Anthony Dixon, Honorary Professor at the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology and Director of Education: Australasian College of Cutaneous Oncology, discusses the results from a large random prospective randomized control trial used to determine whether or not there are theoretical advantages of sentinel node biopsies for melanoma patients, what was involved in the trial, and what the results mean for practitioners.

Common genetic issues that arise in general practice clinical consultations

Dr Grant Blashki, Associate Professor, Nossal Institute for Global Health, University of Melbourne, discusses some of the common genetic issues that arise in general practice clinical consultations, and the importance of ensuring patients and their families adequately understand what is involved in the testing.

New noninvasive prenatal tests and their place in antenatal screening

Dr Jane Woolcock, Staff Specialist at Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide and Senior Lecturer at University of Adelaide, describes the new noninvasive prenatal tests and their place in antenatal screening.


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