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Pathology tests & treatments: 5 recommendations from Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA)

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

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Types of prosthesis supplied by WALSA

WALSA supplies a number of prostheses including lightweight products if you have limited functional ability.

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Septic arthritis - Lab Tests Online AU

Septic arthritis, also called infectious or bacterial arthritis, is not as common as some of the other types of arthritis. However, it needs to be diagnosed and treated quickly because it can destroy joints in a short period of time. It can become a life-threatening condition in cases where the infection spreads to the blood causing sepsis. Most commonly septic arthritis occurs following direct injury to the joint in persons with artificial joints, or may occur in persons with bacteria in the blood (bacteraemia). Additional risk factors include age greater than 80 years or less than 3 years, having diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis, and recent surgery or injection into the affected joint. The knee and the hip are the most commonly infected joints.

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Osteomyelitis

Osteomyelitis means an infection of bone which can either be recent or longstanding.

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Arthritis and surgery: hip replacement - myDr.com.au

For some people with arthritis, hip replacement surgery could mean the difference between leading a normal life or putting up with a debilitating condition.

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Mycobacterium chimaera and open-heart cardiac surgery

Alert information related to Mycobacterium chimaera infection risk after open-heart cardiac surgery

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Access for Dialysis

It is the job of your kidneys to remove waste for your body. If your kidneys stop doing this properly, dialysis is needed.

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Haptoglobin - Lab Tests Online AU

If you have signs of anaemia such as weakness, paleness or jaundice that the doctor suspects may be due to red blood cell destruction (haemolytic anaemia).

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Sinus and Paranasal Cancer - Information & Support - CanTeen

Sinus and Paranasal Cancer start in the spaces within the bones behind the nose, cheeks and nasal cavity. Learn more about causes and treatments.

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2D Gait Analysis | 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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