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One Drink Too Many? Men and Alcohol
One Drink Too Many? Men and Alcohol
Nursing Lecture
Added: 18/12/2017
Who uses alcohol in our society, and who abuses it? We know about the effects on our physical and psychological health, but how can we address this with men over the age of forty-five?...
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome - Is Natural Best?
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome - Is Natural... Best?
Nursing Lecture
Added: 27/05/2016
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal condition that appears to be growing in prevalence. While many medical-based treatments are often prescribed, a growing number of women are turning to ...a more natural approach. This session provides insight into these alternative approaches and will assist you to develop a balanced approach to this complex condition.
Drunk In Love: Effects of Alcohol On Fertility
Drunk In Love: Effects of Alcohol On Fer...tility
Nursing Lecture
Added: 13/05/2016
Despite the fact that alcohol is often used to facilitate social interaction and relaxation, it can have profound physiological impacts on sexual function. This session explores how alcohol affects ma...le and female sexual function.
Mum and Dad Aren’t Together Any More
Mum and Dad Aren’t Together Any More
Nursing Lecture
Added: 26/10/2015
Each year in Australia there are over 51,000 divorces....
Infections
eChapter
Added: 28/02/2013
This comprehensive eChapter provides an in-depth and wide ranging explication of the viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites that can cause infections of the vulva and vagina. Illustrated with copious ...high quality photographs, both rare and common infections are described, as well as tips for diagnosis and contemporary treatment pathways. This resource is suitable for any health professional providing clinical services in the areas of women’s health and paediatrics. This eChapter is divided into four logical classifications of infection. Commencing with a comprehensive review of parasitic infections, the author initially describes the more common invasive organisms such as Pediculosis pubis (pubic lice), Sarcoptes scabei (scabies) and Enterobius vermicularis (threadworm or pinworm). Following this, rarer parasitic infections such as Schistosomiasis mansoni (bilharziasis), Wuchereria bancrofti (elephantiasis), hydatid disease, Trichomonas vaginalis (trichomoniasis), Entamoeba hystolytica (amebiasis) and Leishmaniasis are given equal coverage. The second section is dedicated to parasitic infections, and covers the more common fungi that may invade the female genital tract. Candida albicans (thrush), is given particular attention, and a thorough review of its variants, diagnosis and treatment are described. This is complimented with a subsequent discussion of non-Albicans yeast infections. Tinea crusis (tinea), Pityriasis versicolour (tinea versicolour) and white piedra form the topics for the balance of the section. Section three focuses on bacteria as the causative mechanism of pyogenic vulvar infections. Beginning with an extremely useful explanation of the nomenclature and terminology used to describe pyogenic infections, the author discusses a wide ranging collection of causative organisms, including Neisseria gonorrhoea, actinomysis, erythrasma, trichomycosis, diphtheria chancroid and donovanosis, amongst many others. The final section describes viral infections, including the herpes strains, cytomegalovirus, Human papilloma virus, Molluscum contagiosum and HIV. This eChapter forms part of the Ausmed publication The Vulva and Vaginal Manual, edited by Graeme Dennerstein, James Scurry, John Brenan, David Allen and Maria-Grazia Marin. A richly illustrated and comprehensive guide to the identification and treatment of over 275 vulvovaginal diseases The Vulva and Vaginal Manual is an invaluable resource especially suitable for: Gynecologists Dermatologists General Practitioners Obstetricians Midwives General nurses Practice nurses Nurse Practitioners There are also 14 additional eChapters from The Vulva and Vaginal Manual available for members to download from the Ausmed website. Subscription also entitles members to access the full range of resources that compliment and build upon the material described within The Vulva and Vaginal Manual, including a richly populated catalogue of Audio Lectures, Fast Facts and Video Learning Activities on the topics of gynecology, obstetrics, oncology, women’s health and a wide range of other healthcare topics. Both members and non-subscribers alike may also purchase a hard copy of this book of from the Ausmed Education Online Bookstore, along with hard copies of the complimentary publication Gynecological Cancer Care: A Guide to Practice.
The Dermatologist's Perspective
eChapter
Added: 28/02/2013
It is increasingly common for gynaecologists and dermatologists to work in partnership in the diagnosis and management of diseases of the vulva and vagina. This is because understanding the funda...mentals of dermatology applicable to the vulva and vagina has repeatedly been shown to be a valuable adjunct to the rationalisation of diagnosis, classification, investigation and management of disease. This eChapter describes these fundamentals in detail, describes the common dermatological conditions of the vulva, and provides guidance regarding contemporary treatment options. The eChapter begins by describing the scope of concern for dermatologists, and breaks the skin down into three distinct components: the epidermis, comprised of keratinocytes, melanocytes and Langerhans’ cells; the Dermis, comprised of the upper papillary dermis and the reticular dermis and the Basement Membrane Zone. The importance of obtaining a correct dermatological history is emphasised, and the author then progresses to discuss the interpretation of the macroscopic pathology of the skin of the vulva. How disease affects the functions of the various components of the vulval skin is then reviewed, with specific emphasis placed upon alterations in keratinocyte function, oedema of the dermis and coagulation of tissue fluid, and how these may be manifest in clinical signs such as surface scale, blisters, ulcers, scaly skin and crust. This discussion is then extended to include an overview of the processes that lay behind such diseases as erythema, wheals, lichenification, erythemato-squamous lesions, hypo-pigmentation, atrophy blisters, and ulcers. The chapter concludes by providing guidelines for treatment options, including non-pharmacological approaches such as saline soaks and lubricant creams, and pharmacological options such as corticosteroids in their various forms. This eChapter forms part of the Ausmed publication The Vulva and Vaginal Manual, edited by Graeme Dennerstein, James Scurry, John Brenan, David Allen and Maria-Grazia Marin. A richly illustrated and comprehensive guide to the identification and treatment of over 275 vulvovaginal diseases The Vulva and Vagina Manual is an invaluable resource especially suitable for: Gynecologists Dermatologists General Practitioners Obstetricians Midwives General nurses Practice nurses Nurse Practitioners There are also 14 additional eChapters from The Vulva and Vaginal Manual available for members to download from the Ausmed website. Subscription also entitles members to access the full range of resources that compliment and build upon the material described within The Vulva and Vaginal Manual, including a richly populated catalogue of Audio Lectures, Fast Facts and Video Learning Activities on the topics of gynecology, obstetrics, oncology, women’s health and a wide range of other healthcare topics. Both members and non-subscribers alike may also purchase a hard copy of this book of from the Ausmed Education Online Bookstore, along with hard copies of the complimentary publication Gynecological Cancer Care: A Guide to Practice.
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