What are school sores and how do you get rid of them?

What are school sores and how do you get rid of them?

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The usual culprit is the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus, better known as “golden staph”.
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Michael Tam, University of Sydney

Impetigo, or “school sores”, is a contagious infection of the very top layer of skin. It’s most common in children aged two to six, and ends up spreading from child to child in schools and daycare centres, but can affect children and adults of all ages.

The good news is that it’s unlikely to cause serious harm. It usually clears up within a few weeks, without any scarring. Continue reading

General practitioner follow-up in older patients after an emergency department admission

This paper of a study looking at the interface between emergency departments and general practice in older people was published in Australian Family Physician. (PDF)

Watson B, Tam CWM, Pellizzon B, Ban L, Doan H. General practitioner follow-up in older patients after an emergency department admission. Australian Family Physician 2017 7/01;46:521-6.

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The Informatics Capability Maturity of Integrated Primary Care Centres in Australia

This paper on the informatics capability of primary care centres offering integrated models of care was just published online in the International Journal of Medical Informatics. (PDF)

Liaw S-T, Kearns R, Taggart J, Frank O, Lane R, Tam CWM, et al. The informatics capability maturity of integrated primary care centres in Australia. International Journal of Medical Informatics. 2017;105:89-97.

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Can research that is not intended or unlikely to be published be considered ethical?

This paper on research ethics was published in the June 2017 edition of Australian Family Physician (PDF).

Barton C, Tam CWM, Abbott P, Hall S, Liaw S. Can research that is not intended or unlikely to be published be considered ethical? Australian family physician 2017 6/01;46:442-4.

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