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Follow up of women with epithelial ovarian cancer | Cancer Australia

A clinical practice guideline developed by Cancer Australia* ISBN: 978-1-74127-169-0 Cancer Australia 2011 * In July 2011, National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre (NBOCC) amalgamated with Cancer Australia to form a single national agency, Cancer Australia, to provide leadership in cancer control and improve outcomes for Australians affected by cancer.

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Video series & Podcasts Early Diagnosis of cerebral palsy | Cerebral Palsy Alliance

Cerebral Palsy Alliance is a non-profit that provides services to thousands of people with a disability and their families. Cerebral palsy (CP) is a physical disability that affects the way that a person moves.

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Opioid withdrawal management :: SA Health

Clinical resources A - Z Clinical Data Strategy Clinical programs Clinical Services Capability Framework Clinical topics Assisted reproductive treatment providers Biobanking Blood management Cancer and oncology Cervical screening Challenging behaviour Child health Child protection Clinical deterioriation Communicating for safety Communities of practice Comprehensive care Cystic Fibrosis End of life care for health professionals Falls prevention Healthcare associated infections Hepatitis C community prescribing Hospital accommodation Immunisation for health professionals Infectious disease control Medicines and drugs Mental health for health professionals Neonatal medication guidelines Neurological disorders Older people Oral health Oral health care for older people Organ and tissue donation for health professionals Orthopaedics Paediatric clinical practice guidelines Perinatal Post-mortem examinations Pressure injuries Sexually transmitted infection guidelines Sleep Substance misuse and dependence Get involved in research and clinical trials Drug and Alcohol Clinical Advisory Service (DACAS) Inpatient alcohol withdrawal management Drug and Alcohol Services South Australia resources and publications Substance withdrawal management Ambulatory/home setting management of alcohol withdrawal Alcohol withdrawal management Amphetamine withdrawal management Benzodiazepine withdrawal management Cannabis withdrawal management Opioid withdrawal management Gamma hydroxyl butyric acid (GBH) withdrawal management Substance dependence: Assessment and initial intervention Benzodiazepines, when to prescribe Medications for alcohol dependence: When to prescribe Medications for opioid dependence Drug and alcohol publications and resources for health professionals Sleep problems - Insomnia Management Kit Termination of pregnancy Toxins Transvaginal mesh For GPs Health notifications Aged Care Strategy Unit National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Professional development Referral guidelines Safety and quality SA Health Clinical Practice Guidelines SA Health Library Services (SALUS) Allied and Scientific Health Health Licensing Sunrise EMR & PAS Breadcrumbs Opioid withdrawal management Withdrawal syndrome Symptoms are similar for all opioids, but are of varying severity and duration depending on opioid taken

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Balanitis and balanoposthitis diagnosis and management :: SA Health

Clinical resources A - Z Clinical Data Strategy Clinical programs Clinical Services Capability Framework Clinical topics Assisted reproductive treatment providers Biobanking Blood management Cancer and oncology Cervical screening Challenging behaviour Child health Child protection Clinical deterioriation Communicating for safety Communities of practice Comprehensive care Cystic Fibrosis End of life care for health professionals Falls prevention Healthcare associated infections Hepatitis C community prescribing Hospital accommodation Immunisation for health professionals Infectious disease control Medicines and drugs Mental health for health professionals Neonatal medication guidelines Neurological disorders Older people Oral health Oral health care for older people Organ and tissue donation for health professionals Orthopaedics Paediatric clinical practice guidelines Perinatal Post-mortem examinations Pressure injuries Sexually transmitted infection guidelines Clinical assessment guidelines for sexually transmitted infections Bacterial vaginosis diagnosis and management Balanitis and balanoposthitis diagnosis and management Chancroid diagnosis and treatment Chlamydia trachomatis (genital) diagnosis and management Donovanosis diagnosis and treatment Epididymo-orchitis diagnosis and treatment Genital herpes simplex virus (HSV) diagnosis and management Genital warts diagnosis and management Gonorrhoea diagnosis and management Hepatitis B diagnosis and management HIV diagnosis and management, including post exposure prophylaxis and seroconversion illness Lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) diagnosis and treatment Molluscum contagiosum diagnosis and management Mycoplasma genitalium (genital) diagnosis and management Pediculosis pubis diagnosis and management Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) diagnosis and management Scabies diagnosis and management Syphilis diagnosis and management Trichomonas vaginalis diagnosis and management Urethritis (non-specific) and urethral irritation diagnosis and management Vulvovaginal candidiasis diagnosis and management Sleep Substance misuse and dependence Termination of pregnancy Toxins Transvaginal mesh For GPs Health notifications Aged Care Strategy Unit National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Professional development Referral guidelines Safety and quality SA Health Clinical Practice Guidelines SA Health Library Services (SALUS) Allied and Scientific Health Health Licensing Sunrise EMR & PAS Breadcrumbs Balanitis and balanoposthitis diagnosis and management Last updated: January 2017 Diagnosis Treatment Patient education Follow up Further information Disclaimer Diagnosis Clinical Diagnosis of non-specific balanitis is made clinically by a typical appearance of the glans penis and foreskin (prepuce), which may include an erythematous maculo-papular rash, with scaling, odour and shallow ulcerations

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Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) diagnosis and management :: SA Health

Clinical resources A - Z Clinical Data Strategy Clinical programs Clinical Services Capability Framework Clinical topics Assisted reproductive treatment providers Biobanking Blood management Cancer and oncology Cervical screening Challenging behaviour Child health Child protection Clinical deterioriation Communicating for safety Communities of practice Comprehensive care Cystic Fibrosis End of life care for health professionals Falls prevention Healthcare associated infections Hepatitis C community prescribing Hospital accommodation Immunisation for health professionals Infectious disease control Medicines and drugs Mental health for health professionals Neonatal medication guidelines Neurological disorders Older people Oral health Oral health care for older people Organ and tissue donation for health professionals Orthopaedics Paediatric clinical practice guidelines Perinatal Post-mortem examinations Pressure injuries Sexually transmitted infection guidelines Clinical assessment guidelines for sexually transmitted infections Bacterial vaginosis diagnosis and management Balanitis and balanoposthitis diagnosis and management Chancroid diagnosis and treatment Chlamydia trachomatis (genital) diagnosis and management Donovanosis diagnosis and treatment Epididymo-orchitis diagnosis and treatment Genital herpes simplex virus (HSV) diagnosis and management Genital warts diagnosis and management Gonorrhoea diagnosis and management Hepatitis B diagnosis and management HIV diagnosis and management, including post exposure prophylaxis and seroconversion illness Lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) diagnosis and treatment Molluscum contagiosum diagnosis and management Mycoplasma genitalium (genital) diagnosis and management Pediculosis pubis diagnosis and management Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) diagnosis and management Scabies diagnosis and management Syphilis diagnosis and management Trichomonas vaginalis diagnosis and management Urethritis (non-specific) and urethral irritation diagnosis and management Vulvovaginal candidiasis diagnosis and management Sleep Substance misuse and dependence Termination of pregnancy Toxins Transvaginal mesh For GPs Health notifications Aged Care Strategy Unit National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Professional development Referral guidelines Safety and quality SA Health Clinical Practice Guidelines SA Health Library Services (SALUS) Allied and Scientific Health Health Licensing Sunrise EMR & PAS Breadcrumbs Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) diagnosis and management Last updated: June 2013 Diagnosis Treatment Patient education Contact tracing Follow up Further information Disclaimer Diagnosis Background Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is usually the result of infection ascending from the endocervix causing endometritis, salpingitis, parametritis, oophoritis, tubo-ovarian abscess and/or pelvic peritonitis

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Recommendations for use of Sentinel node biopsy in early (operable) breast cancer | Cancer Australia

This guideline includes statements and recommendations based on available, high-level evidence about the use of sentinel node biopsy in women with early (operable) breast cancer. The guideline aims to provide health professionals with information to assist in making management recommendations for improved patient outcomes. NBOCC* also develops information specifically for

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Does size matter? Addressing pack sizeand antibiotic duration - NPS MedicineWise

In Australia, most antibiotics are prescription-only so prescribers are the custodians of judicious use

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Health checks men should have - myDr.com.au

Check out the screening tests, examinations and self-checks that all men should do to stay as healthy as possible and detect conditions as early as possible to improve outcomes.

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The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia: tests, treatments and procedures clinicians and consumers should question

Recommendations from The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia on urinary tract infections, PSA testing, vitamin D deficiency screening, serum tumor marker tests & hyperlipidaemia.

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Oncology - Cancer Council Australia

Oncology is a specialty of medicine dedicated to the investigation, diagnosis and treatment of people with cancer or suspected cancer. Learn more here

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