Complementary Management of Throat Infections Cuts Antibiotic Use

Complementary Management of Throat Infections Cuts Antibiotic Use

Sore throat and pharyngitis represent more than 2% and 5% of all outpatient primary care visits for adult and paediatric populations, respectively. Preventing complications requires antimicrobial treatment, but growing antibiotic resistance has placed emphasis on minimising antibiotic use. For centuries, the therapeutic properties of various spices and herbal plants have been used to treat several viral and bacterial infections. Natural health remedies and supplements are undergoing extensive study for their potential to reduce antibiotic resistance and to offer alternative natural antimicrobial agents with fewer adverse effects on the human body.

Modern Medicine – Issue 2 2021

Is it IBD? Making an Accurate and Prompt Diagnosis

Is it IBD? Making an Accurate and Prompt Diagnosis

Abdominal symptoms thought to be related to the lower gut (ileum and colon) are common, and most do not represent inflammatory bowel disease. Making an accurate and prompt diagnosis in general practice can be challenging at times. However, being aware of the range of differential diagnoses and the ways in which one can best estimate the pretest probability of each condition to enhance diagnostic accuracy is relatively straightforward

Modern Medicine – Issue 2 2021

Nebulised ICS Targets Respiratory Disease in Kids

Nebulised ICS Targets Respiratory Disease in Kids

Acute asthma attack is a frequent condition in children. It is one of the most common reasons for emergency department visits and hospitalisation. It can be triggered by viral infections, atypical bacteria (ie, Mycoplasma pneumoniae) infections, allergens and/or air pollutants, including tobacco smoke, medications, physical exercise, and stress and emotions. Despite advances in therapy, asthma remains a disease that is not optimally controlled in many children.

Modern Medicine – Issue 2 2021

Paediatric Asthma Update on the stepwise management approach

Paediatric Asthma-Update on the stepwise management approach

The 2019 and 2020 updates to the Australian Asthma Handbook (versions 2.0 and 2.1) include a major update to evidence and advice on managing asthma in infants and children. The stepwise approach to management of childhood asthma differs by age group. Before any stepwise increase in asthma preventer treatment, clinicians should reconsider the diagnosis of asthma, check the parents’ and child’s understanding of asthma management and treatment adherence, and minimise exposure to triggers and environmental tobacco smoke. Asthma should be considered as a chronic remitting and relapsing condition, with any hospital presentation representing evidence of inadequate disease control.

Modern Medicine – Issue 2 2021

Commoditisation in Healthcare Threat or Opportunity?

Commoditisation in Healthcare-Threat or Opportunity?

That commoditisation of healthcare is occurring is well documented. Specialist centres now bundle services into diseaseor treatment-based products (eg, pain, cancer, fertility, easier surgery). Such ‘commodities’ are widely advertised and promoted to both public and primary care doctors. While the occurrence of commoditisation in healthcare is irrefutable, its desirability is an area of intense and diverse opinion.

Modern Medicine – Issue 2 2021

2021 Congress Planner

Modern Medicine is proud to present our 2021 Medical Conference Planner in line with our mission to add value for our readers.

The Planner is a unique, comprehensive list, designed to be a one-stop tool for doctors, and people in the healthcare industry, to use while they plan the events they’d like to attend in the coming year.

With an exhaustively researched list of almost 100 medical conferences that are due to take place over the coming year, the Planner is a tool you can’t afford to be without.Modern Medicine magazine will include more information and updates on current events, on a monthly basis.

Issue 1, 2021

Happy New Year! The first issue of Modern Medicine is now available for you to read. We have some great articles featured in this edition to keep you warm in this rainy weather ; topics covered include:​

  • Ethics (CPD) – Music is Medicine
  • CNS (CPD) – Could it be ADHD
  • Cardiology – NICE guideline update
  • Diabetes (CPD) – Chronic Kidney disease and Type 2 Diabetes
  • … and many more !

Also, a reminder that, not only do we have CPD questions available within the magazine itself, we also have an online CPD portal that allows you to score even more points by simply completing your test online

Modern Medicine, the journal that’s with you wherever you go.