Common problems in school-aged children

December 2017

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Common problems in school-aged children

December 2017 Vol 46 (12) 881-960

Articles in the December issue discuss various health issues affecting school-aged children, including acne, eczema and growth disorders.

Focus

Acne in adolescents

Kurt Gebauer

Eczema management in school-aged children

Liz Leins, David Orchard

Depression in children

Julian Charles, Mandana Fazeli

Childhood constipation

Michelle Waterham, Jonathan Kaufman, Susan Gibb

Growth disorders in adolescents

Tashunka Taylor-Miller, Peter J Simm

Up front

Editorial: What is ‘normal’ in general practice?

Sarah Mansfield

Editorial: ICAN established by Australian doctors awarded Nobel Peace Prize

Margaret Beavis

Letters

Clinical

Management of bariatric patients beyond the scalpel

Natasha Yates, Victor Liew, Jen-Mari Mouton, Jenne Turner, Amanda White, Jack Smith

Research

The Australian Mid-West Coastal Marine Wound Infections Study

Andy Foote, Robert Henderson, Andrew Lindberg, Carolyn Grigg, Charlie Greenfield, Andrew B Kirke, Kirsten Auret

A mixed-methods feasibility study of routinely weighing patients in general practice to aid weight management

Andrew Bonney, Duncan MacKinnon, Stephen Barnett, Darren J Mayne, Bridget Dijkmans-Hadley, Karen Charlton

Psychological distress and risky sexual behaviours among women aged 16–25 years in Victoria, Australia

Nhuong T Nguyen, Asvini K Subasinghe, John D Wark, Nicola Reavley, Suzanne M Garland

Understanding the decision to commence a dose administration aid

Elsa Barton, Lydia Twining, Lucie Walters

Professional

You should get that mole checked out: Ethical and legal considerations of the unsolicited clinical opinion

Nikki R Adler, Patrick D Mahar, John W Kelly

Occupational violence and staff safety in general practice

Steven Moylan

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Clinical challenge

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