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Education and news for pharmacists, with a focus on Australian clinical pharmacy practice. Hosted by Jane, Kristin and Dan, we provide CPD and news for pharmacists, especially those interested in Australian clinical practice.

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Education and news for pharmacists, with a focus on Australian clinical pharmacy practice. Hosted by Jane, Kristin and Dan, we provide CPD and news for pharmacists, especially those interested in Australian clinical practice.

    Age-related macular degeneration

    Age-related macular degeneration

    Dan is joined by Professor Robyn Guymer AM from the Centre for Eye Research in Australia to discuss Age-related macular degeneration (AMD). 

    • 25 min
    PPP124 : ADHD with Prof Dave Coghill

    PPP124 : ADHD with Prof Dave Coghill

    We’re back! And Dan is joined by Professor Dave Coghill, a Child Psychiatrist and  Chair of Developmental Mental Health at the University of Melbourne.

    We discuss ADHD - an overview of its epidemiology and diagnosis, as well as existing and emerging treatments.

    • 34 min
    PPP123 - Hyperbaric Medicine with Conjoint Professor Michael Bennett AM

    PPP123 - Hyperbaric Medicine with Conjoint Professor Michael Bennett AM

    Kristin caught up with Conjoint Professor Michael Bennett AM (Academic Head, Wales Anaesthesia and Dept. Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine Prince of Wales Clinical School) to discuss Hyperbaric Medicine. It is used to treat decompression illness, carbon monoxide poisoning, necrotising infections, soft tissue & bony radiation injury and chronic non healing wounds.

    • 58 min
    PPP122 - Infections in Pregnancy with Dr Nisha Khot

    PPP122 - Infections in Pregnancy with Dr Nisha Khot

    Dan and Jane caught up with our friend Dr Nisha Khot, who is the Clinical Director of Obstetrics at Djerriwarrh Health Service in Victoria. We discuss the screening, management and impact of a wide variety of infections in pregnancy, including CMV, syphilis, COVID-19 and GBA. We briefly discuss listeria, to Nisha’s chagrin.

    You should definitely follow Nisha on twitter @nishaobgyn

    • 34 min
    PPP121 - Clinical Microbiology with Dr Indy Sanduradura

    PPP121 - Clinical Microbiology with Dr Indy Sanduradura

    In a bumper episode, Kristin talks with ID physician and clinical microbiologist with Westmead Hospital and the Institute Of Clinical Pathology And Medical Research (ICPMR) Dr Indy Sandaradura.

    They discuss all things clinical microbiology, from how tests are run to how microbiologists decide what to report, in terms of sensitivities and positive results.

    Indy helps us understand why we still do Gram staining, first developed by Danish scientist Hans Christian Gram in 1884.

    • 43 min
    PPP120 - Orbital and Periorbital Cellulitis with Dr David Woo

    PPP120 - Orbital and Periorbital Cellulitis with Dr David Woo

    Kristin caught up with Dr David Woo, an Ophthalmic and Oculoplastics surgeon from the Sight Foundation at the Sydney Eye Hospital and the Sydney CBD eye clinic. We chat about orbital and periorbital cellulitis and other serious eye infections - including the red flags that differentiate these from common eye infections.

    • 24 min

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