Gynaecomastia, or male breast enlargement, is a commonly occurring problem. The enlargement usually consists of increased fat, ductal and stromal tissue. Continue reading
The function of the eyelids
The function of the eyelids are to protect the globe, lubricate the cornea and allow tear drainage while maintaining the visual field, not to mention being a central and aesthetic component of the face. Continue reading
The prevalence of pain in the cancer population is frequently represented as up to 90% of patients1. More alarmingly, the severity is often high particularly in the latter stages. When combining severity and prevalence with quoted figures of 50% of patients not receiving adequate pain control, then our management of the problem should be scrutinised1. Continue reading
Hyperhidrosis and other sweat gland disorders, including bromhidrosis and hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), have the potential to be deeply distressing conditions1. Continue reading
We are all aware that chronic pain is common. The trick is to be aware of this and to have a plan of action. Continue reading
What is Eosinophilic Oesophagitis?
Eosinophilic Oesophagitis (EoE), was first reported in the late 1970s, and has become increasingly recognised in the past decade in both children and adults. Continue reading
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a major public health challenge for Australia. Acute infection progresses to chronic disease in up to 75% of cases, and these people are at risk of progressive liver fibrosis leading to cirrhosis, liver failure and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Around 20%–30% of people with chronic HCV infection will develop cirrhosis, generally after 20–30 years of infection. Continue reading
Anaphylaxis is a serious rapid in onset allergic reaction that may result in death.
Anaphylaxis is not common although, for unknown reasons, its incidence is increasing. Anaphylaxis occurs in all age groups. It is observed that the major causes of anaphylaxis vary with age, for example, food is a common trigger in the paediatric age group and medications more so in older adults. Continue reading
Prostate cancer remains an important public health issue ranking as the second-leading cause of cancer death for males in Australia1. Continue reading
Many women in the community suffer in silence from pain, discomfort or emotional stress due to the size or weight of their breasts. Common complaints include: Continue reading