148312 - Hot Topics Series Webcast - 11/12/18
- : Online
This webcast is designed to provide the most up-to-date information, latest research, and practical information regarding the impacts of a post-polio history, genetic testing and using melatonin for insomnia. This is a webcast of three lectures from a day conference to make the material available to rural GPs.Relevance to General Practice
Polio history is often not considered with a current medical history. With records of 40,000 Australians contracting this disease through the 1950s-1960s, and further numbers from migration, there is a need to understand this neurodegenerative condition. Patients with a history of polio often require specific respiratory, orthopaedic, speech, and exercise recommendations.
There is a plethora of genetic tests available through established pathology providers. As healthcare professionals, GPs are responsible for providing patients with accurate advice about which tests to consider.
Insomnia is a common disorder which has a significant negative impact on quality of life and patient outcomes. This talk examines the neurobiological basis of sleep, its functions, and current data on the pharmacological and psychological management of insomnia.