(Intern Med J[TA]) articles in PubMed
- Incidence of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma in a New Zealand population of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia patients. [Journal Article]
- Intern Med J 2016 Sep 24IM
- CONCLUSIONS: New Zealand CLL patients have a high incidence of cSCC relative to the levels observed in the general population which are themselves among the highest in the world. Careful monitoring of CLL patients is warranted particularly those who have progressive disease or have had a 1(st) cSCC removed.
- Prevalence of systemic anti-cancer therapy for patients within the last 30 days of life: experience in a private hospital oncology group. [Journal Article]
- Intern Med J 2016 Sep 23IM
- CONCLUSIONS: While over a quarter of patients dying from advanced cancer received anticancer treatment in the last month of life, these patients did not present acutely to hospital more often and had the same extent of palliative care team involvement.
- Inpatient Health Care Utilisation in patients with Alcoholic Liver Disease: What are the costs and outcomes? [Journal Article]
- Intern Med J 2016 Sep 19IM
- CONCLUSIONS: ALD inpatient hospital admissions have greater median total cost, longer LoS, greater blood product utilisation, higher mortality and greater rate of discharge against medical advice than age- and gender- matched controls. These data emphasise the large inpatient care burden, high mortality and suboptimal engagement in those with ALD, which justifies more active provision of services for ALD.
- The obesity paradox: an endocrine perspective. [Review]
- Intern Med J 2016 Sep 19IM
- Obesity is a growing epidemic both in Australia and worldwide. Being overweight or obese is known to be adversely associated with multiple cardiovascular risk factors such as type 2 diabetes mellitus...
Obesity is a growing epidemic both in Australia and worldwide. Being overweight or obese is known to be adversely associated with multiple cardiovascular risk factors such as type 2 diabetes mellitus, lipid disorders and hypertension. Despite the adverse impact of overweight and obesity, recent observational studies have suggested that in some overweight and obese individuals with established chronic disease, there is a survival advantage which is paradoxically better than individuals of normal weight. A burgeoning area of interest is the existence of this paradox in chronic endocrine disorders, especially with respect to osteoporosis, type 2 diabetes mellitus, as well at the latter's chronic complications: chronic kidney disease and coronary artery disease. In this article, we review the postulated mechanisms and latest evidence concerning the obesity paradox with a focus on endocrine-related diseases. We discuss confounders and biases which exist in observational studies from which the paradox has been described and highlight that despite the observed paradox, substantial literature exists supporting the benefits of weight reduction in obesity.
- But it's only a little bit of plagiarism…. [Letter]
- Intern Med J 2016; 46(9):1119IM
- Author reply. [Letter]
- Intern Med J 2016; 46(9):1118-9IM
- Legal systems' responses to medical malpractice. [Letter]
- Intern Med J 2016; 46(9):1117-8IM
- Vitamin T overdose?: examining the phenomenon of widespread use of the broad spectrum antimicrobial piperacillin/tazobactam. [Letter]
- Intern Med J 2016; 46(9):1116-7IM
- A 42-year-old man presented with adrenal incidentaloma due to non-classic congenital adrenal hyperplasia with a novel CYP21A2 mutation. [Letter]
- Intern Med J 2016; 46(9):1115-6IM
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- PET-CT confirmed complete remission and MRD negativity in mantle cell lymphoma patients treated with R-hyper-CVAD results in excellent outcome in the absence of autologous stem cell transplantation: a single-centre case for a transplant-free approach. [Letter]
- Intern Med J 2016; 46(9):1113-4IM