Clinical Articles

Oral appliances in adult obstructive sleep apnoea

Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) and resultant sleep fragmentation and oxygen desaturation have been associated with daytime sleepiness, cognitive impairment, Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, stroke, increased risk of motor vehicle accidents and can have significant effects on quality of life. It can affect 4% to 9% of the middle-aged population (up to 34% of men in some studies) and is two to three times more common in older individuals than those under 64 years.... Read More...

How doctors can maintain good mental health

A targeted approach to improving our wellbeing and a thoughtful approach to managing the demands upon us can turn our work from a source of stress to a source of further wellbeing. Mental health statistics for Australian doctors are sobering with high rates of psychological distress, as well as depressive and anxiety disorders. Work stress is often cited as a contributory factor and yet our unique work as doctors has the potential to contribute enormously to our mental wellbeing.... Read More...

Restoring quality of life after prostate cancer treatment

One in seven Australian men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. Early diagnosis is associated with prolonged survival – with treatment 95% will live at least five years, and in younger men 30 years or more. Curative treatment with surgery (radical prostatectomy (RP) and radiotherapy (RT)) is effective, but side effects are common and with major impact on quality of life.... Read More...