Maternal Assisted Caesarean Sections

In the last week, Pauline has performed two Maternal Assisted Caesarean Sections. These are very similar to routine Lower Segment Caesarean Sections, however, the mother reaches down and assists with the delivery of her baby and places it on her chest. These were done after the two patients, who for various reasons required delivery by …

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The Battle Against Ovarian Cancer

It is a sad fact that 1000 women in Queensland are diagnosed with gynaecological cancer each year. Of these, 40% won’t survive. Whilst the numbers of women afflicted continues to grow, government funding into research for cures to these cancers is diminishing. As part of the network of Queensland Gynaecologists, this is an issue close …

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Weekend to End Women’s Cancers 2014

On the 25th and 26th of October I took part in The Weekend to End Women’s Cancers in support of QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute and the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH). This involved a 60km walk around Brisbane over the 2 days. The funds raised in sponsorship benefit research into all women’s cancers. …

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Lessons from the RANZCOG Annual Scientific Meeting

I recently attended the Queensland and New South Wales RANZCOG ASM (Royal Australian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Annual Scientific Meeting) at The Marriott, Surfers Paradise. Apart from being a time to enjoy the fabulous food and environment, it was a great weekend of learning and hearing about new research. Discussions over lunch and tea …

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Protecting patient data

In a modern medical practice, most data is stored electronically. National Privacy Principle 4.1 states: An organisation must take reasonable steps to protect the personal information it holds from misuse and loss and from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. So when a hard drive belonging to one of our server’s RAID arrays failed, I couldn’t …

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