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P atients with high-grade gliomas almost invariably develop disease progression despite recent advances in anticancer therapy. Increasingly, the value of formal palliative care consultation and management has been recognized in both cancer and noncancer medicine. However, there is a paucity of data to definitively guide the provision of palliative care for(More)
Glioblastoma (GBM) is an uncommon disease with significant mortality and morbidity, but there is a lack of published evidence on palliative care involvement with this population. This audit highlights the heavy symptom burden, extensive allied health involvement and discharge outcomes of GBM inpatients referred to the palliative care service at The Royal(More)
BACKGROUND Hypertension is a common problem in general practice. Prescribing guidelines vary, but generally favour thiazide diuretics as first line treatment for uncomplicated essential hypertension. This study looks at antihypertensive prescribing habits of primary care practitioners and their knowledge of prescribing guideline recommendations. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Increasing demand for palliative care unit (PCU) beds has led to shorter inpatient stays and a requirement to transfer some patients from a PCU to a residential aged care facility (RACF). Concerns have been raised regarding this move with suggestion that patients often die shortly after transfer. Published data investigating this patient group(More)