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[Australians] with endometriosis face six-year wait for diagnosis, study finds

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The Guardian, Thu 22 Oct 2020 11.55 AEDT A study of 620 [Australians] living with the painful and often debilitating condition endometriosis found [they] have to wait an average of 6.4 years before being diagnosed and often undergo surgeries that fail to improve their chronic pain. The study, published in the Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology, found despite medical and surgical...

Shortage of norethisterone-containing pills in Australia: Advice for GPs

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July/August 2020 The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) advises: Consumers and health professionals are advised that there is a shortage of oral contraceptive pills containing the combination ethinylestradiol and norethisterone. The affected products are: Brevinor – norethisterone 0.5 mg and ethinylestradiol 35 micrograms Norimin – norethisterone 0.5 mg and ethinylestradiol 35...

Updated IMPLANON NXT Procedures Statement

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SHINE SA, September 2020 The contraceptive implant (Implanon NXT) is one of the most effective contraceptives available. Along with the hormonal and copper IUDs, it is classified as Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) which are recommended as first-line options for all people choosing to use contraception. SHINE SA wish to alert clinicians to important updated information about Implanon...

How sexual assault survivors can feel in control during cervical screenings

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ABC Life  / By Kellie Scott / 12th August 2020 Kate* avoids cervical screenings.The 34-year-old from Sydney is a survivor of sexual assault and finds the physical examination re-traumatising. Kate’s experience is not unique. One in five Australian women has experienced sexual violence since the age of 15. And research shows those who have experienced sexual abuse, either as adults or...

Online training: Hepatitis C in Primary Care

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ASHM, August 2020 This training aims to provide participants with the knowledge and confidence to pursue the management of HCV in their primary care setting. Primary care providers can play a critical role in the elimination of hepatitis C in Australia by 2030. This workshop will provide an overview of the management of HCV in primary care settings, including case finding, testing, patient...

Case report: HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder & myelopathy in patient with preserved CD4, but high viral load

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HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder and HIV-associated myelopathy in a patient with a preserved CD4, but high viral load-a rarely reported phenomenon: a case report and literature review.  Ayele, B.A., Amogne, W. & Gemechu, L. BMC Infect Dis 20, 574 (2020). This case supports the current understanding regarding the persistent occurrence of HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder and HIV...

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