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Approximately 560 new cases of Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) are diagnosed annually in Australia. Standard first-line therapy is ABVD (doxorubicin, bleomycin, vinblastine, dacarbazine). It is unknown how survival outcomes in patients receiving ABVD in current clinical practice, with routine positron emission tomography (PET) imaging and modern supportive measures,(More)
With the increasing incidence of cancer and related survival, junior doctors are more commonly involved the management of oncology patients. A comprehensive oncology curriculum has been developed and adopted across medi-cal schools in Australia. However, it was not designed to inform how medical students should be taught, and whether curriculum content(More)
BACKGROUND Current guidelines suggest that coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) should be the preferred revascularization method for unprotected left main coronary artery stenosis. In light of evidence from recent randomized trials, we assessed whether percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) using drug-eluting stents is as safe and effective as CABG for(More)
Crohn's disease is increasing in prevalence worldwide. It arises from a complex interplay between both genetic predisposition and environmental influence. A search of databases and clinical practice guidelines was performed to provide the most up-to-date evidence-based approach for diagnosing and managing patients with Crohn's disease. No single gold(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Most patients with Crohn disease (CD) require surgery within 10 years of diagnosis. Intestinal resection is the most commonly performed operation although the effects on health-related quality of life (HRQOL), particularly long-term, are contentious. METHODS We conducted a systematic review evaluating the impact of intestinal resection on(More)
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