March 2014

AFP Cover 2014 March


March 2014 Vol 43 (3) 81–160

This month's articles include sports-related concussion, epilepsy, chronic headache, epilepsy in pregnancy, Vitamin D levels, chronic hepatitis B and the art of communication.



Allan J Pollack, Christopher Harrison, Joan Henderson, Graeme C Miller

Updated guidelines for the management of sports-related concussion in general practice

Michael Makdissi, Gavin Davis, Paul McCrory

Epilepsy in adults

Meng Tan

Management of chronic headache

Roy G Beran

Epilepsy in pregnancy

A collaborative team effort of obstetricians, neurologists and primary care physicians for a successful outcome

Rehena Ahmed, Kenneth Apen, Coralie Endean

Up front


Glenn Duns

Letters to the editor


Approach to low back pain


Mark Hancock

What is the optimal level of vitamin D?

Separating the evidence from the rhetoric

Robyn Lucas, Rachel Neale

Diagnosis and management of zoonoses

A tool for general practice

Praveena Gunaratnam, Peter D Massey, Keith Eastwood, David Durrheim, Stephen Graves, Diana Coote, Louise Fisher

Necrobiosis lipoidica

Emiliano Grillo, Daniel Rodriguez-Muñoz, Andrés González-Garcia, Pedro Jaén Olasolo


Quality of care measures in multimorbidity

Megan Pillay, Sarah Dennis, Mark F Harris

An audit of chronic hepatitis B contact tracing in metropolitan Western Australia

Lester Mascarenhas, Donna B Mak

Wound care costs in general practice

A cross-sectional study

Elizabeth Whitlock, Jenny Morcom, Geoffrey Spurling, Tina Janamian, Seamus Ryan

Primary care monitoring of depressive symptoms in young people

Sarah Hetrick, Magenta Simmons, Lena Sanci, Jane Gunn


Shared medical appointments

An adjunct for chronic disease management in Australia?

Garry Egger, Andrew Binns, Mary-Anne Cole, Dan Ewald, Lynne Davies, Hamish Meldrum, John A Stevens, Ed Noffsinger

The art of communication

Emma Warnecke

Back pages

Clinical challenge


AFP Podcasts

Interviews March 2014

Chronic headache

Professor Roy Beran discusses the diagnosis and management of chronic headaches, including issues regarding definition of headaches, recognition of secondary headaches and the use of the ‘continuum of headache’ model.

Duration: 6 minutes 56 seconds
File size: 2MB

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Epilepsy in adults

Dr Meng Tan introduces current issues in the diagnosis and management of adult epilepsy, including classification of epileptic seizures and the role of general practitioners in management of this condition.

Duration: 6 minutes
File size: 2MB

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