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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...

Sex and gender: modifiers of health, disease, and medicine

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The Lancet, Volume 396, Issue 10250, 22–28 August 2020, Pages 565-582 Mauvais-Jarvis, F., et al Clinicians can encounter sex and gender disparities in diagnostic and therapeutic responses. These disparities are noted in epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, disease progression, and response to treatment. This Review discusses the fundamental influences of sex and gender as...

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...

‘I’m over the moon!’: patient-perceived outcomes of hepatitis C treatment

I’m over the moon!’: patient-perceived outcomes of hepatitis C treatment Davoud Pourmarzi, Andrew Smirnov, Lisa Hall, Gerard FitzGerald, and Tony Rahman Australian Journal of Primary Health 26(4) 319-324 Submitted: 22 January 2020  Accepted: 29 April 2020   Published: 25 June 2020 Abstract Understanding patient-perceived outcomes is crucial for assessing the effectiveness and acceptability of...

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...

Hormones are not the key to younger women’s sexual function

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Monash University, 22 July 2020 A Monash University study into the causes of sexual dysfunction in young women has found social factors play just as important a role as hormone levels, and hormone therapy should not be prescribed as the only treatment. The study uncovered that while hormones, including androgens like testosterone, play a role, the things that matter more are whether a woman has...

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