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Management and Outcomes of Prosthetic Valve Thrombosis. An Australian Case Series From the Northern Territory

  • Authors: Milne, Owen, Barthwal, Rohit, Agahari, Ian, Ilton, Marcus, Kangaharan, Nadarajah
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • Published: in press

Prosthetic valve thrombosis (PVT) is an uncommon but serious cause of morbidity and mortality after cardiac valve implantation. The most common cause leading to PVT is inadequate anticoagulation. Royal Darwin…

Access to care for acute coronary syndrome in the Top End

  • Authors: Marangou, J., McMurdock, N., Wing-Lun, E., Ilton, M.
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • Published: in press

Background: The morbidity and mortality due to acute coronary syndrome (ACS) in Australia is substantial. People living in rural and remote Australia and Indigenous Australians have poorer access to guideline…

Acceptability of real-time video counselling compared to other behavioural interventions for smoking cessation in rural and remote areas

  • Authors: Byaruhanga, Judith, Wiggers, John, Paul, Christine L., Byrnes, Emma, Mitchell, Aimee, Lecathelinais, Christophe, Tzelepis, Flora
  • Published: 2020

Background This study evaluated the acceptability of real-time video counselling compared to a) telephone counselling and b) written materials in assisting rural and remote residents to quit smoking. Methods Participants…

Chronic hepatitis B in remote, tropical Australia; successes and challenges

  • Authors: Hanson, Josh, Fox, Melissa, Anderson, Adam, Fox, Penny, Webster, Kate, Williams, Charlie, Nield, Blake, Bagshaw, Richard, Hempenstall, Allison, Smith, Simon, Solomon, Norma, Boyd, Peter
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science
  • Published: 2020

Introduction Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians living in remote locations suffer disproportionately from chronic hepatitis B (CHB). Defining the temporospatial epidemiology of the disease—and assessing the ability of local…

Understanding the field of rural health academic research: a national qualitative, interview-based study

  • Authors: O'Sullivan, B. G., Cairns, A., Gurney, T. M.
  • Published: 2020

INTRODUCTION: Rural areas depend on a specific evidence base that directly informs their unique health systems and population health context. Developing this evidence base and its translation depends on a…

Connection as Country: Relational values of billabongs in Indigenous northern Australia

  • Authors: Russell, Shaina, Ens, Emilie
  • Published: 2020

Relational values have recently emerged in the sustainability and ecosystem valuation literature as a way to capture the diversity of human-ecosystem relationships. Relational values have been defined as preferences, principles…

An engaged archaeology field school with a remote aboriginal community: Successes, failures, and challenges

  • Authors: Smith, Claire, Jackson, Gary, Ralph, Jordan, Brown, Nell, Rankin, Guy
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Published: 2020

This paper presents an analysis of the longest-running archaeological field school in Australia, the Barunga Community Archaeology Field School, which has been operating annually for over 20 years, since 1998.…

‘We got a different way of learning’: A message to the sector from Aboriginal students living and studying in remote communities

  • Authors: Wilks, Judith, Dwyer, Anna, Wooltorton, Sandra, Guenther, John
  • Published: 2020

Abstract: "First know your students" is a well-known saying in teaching. But do Australian universities really know their students? In this paper we present findings from research conducted in remote…

Hidden sites, hidden images, hidden meanings: Does the location and visibility of motifs and sites correlate to restricted or open access?

  • Authors: Domingo, Inés, Smith, Claire, Jackson, Gary, Roman, Didac
  • Published: 2020

Using an ethnographic approach, this research assesses common assumptions in rock art research in terms of their validity for Aboriginal rock art sites in the Barunga region of the Northern…

Updating the model of eye care for Aboriginal populations in remote Central Australia

  • Authors: Mitchell, William, Hassall, Mark, Tim Henderson, A. M.
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
  • Published: 2020

Eye disease is the third-highest contributor toward health inequality for Aboriginal Australians. Understanding how the Central Australian ophthalmology service addresses complexities of remote eye care is crucial in understanding how…

The pedagogy of courage: critical Aboriginal football education in Australia’s Northern Territory

  • Authors: Knijnik, Jorge, Hunter, Jane
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Published: 2020

This paper discusses key questions of pedagogical hope and courage through non-formal educational activities such as football. We look beyond standard assumptions of sports as a vehicle to stimulate social…

School-based intervention to address self-regulation and executive functioning in children attending primary schools in remote Australian Aboriginal communities

  • Authors: Wagner, Bree, Latimer, Jane, Adams, Emma, Carmichael Olson, Heather, Symons, Martyn, Mazzucchelli, Trevor G., Jirikowic, Tracy, Watkins, Rochelle, Cross, Donna, Carapetis, Jonathan, Boulton, John, Wright, Edie, McRae, Tracy, Carter, Maureen, Fitzpatrick, James P.
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science
  • Published: 2020

Executive functioning and self-regulation influence a range of outcomes across the life course including physical and mental health, educational success, and employment. Children prenatally exposed to alcohol or early life…

Economic Factors Undermining National Security: Joint Defence Facility Pine Gap, Australia

  • Author: Beck, M.
  • Published: 2020

The article analyses Joint Defence Facility Pine Gap in Australia that is used by the United States to controls satellites pinpoint airstrikes around the world. The Joint Facility rises political…

Diabetes during pregnancy and birthweight trends among Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory of Australia over 30 years

  • Authors: Hare, Matthew J. L., Barzi, Federica, Boyle, Jacqueline A., Guthridge, Steven, Dyck, Roland F., Barr, Elizabeth L. M., Singh, Gurmeet, Falhammar, Henrik, Webster, Vanya, Shaw, Jonathan E., Maple-Brown, Louise J.
  • Published: 2020

Background Early-life risk factors, including maternal hyperglycaemia and birthweight, are thought to contribute to the high burden of cardiometabolic disease experienced by Indigenous populations. We examined rates of pre-existing diabetes…

Branded with the same mobility brush – the construction workforce in the Australian resources industries

  • Author: Haslam McKenzie, Fiona M.
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Published: 2020

The construction workforce and its relationship with the resources industries is an under-researched sector of the mobile labour market. While it is broadly assumed that the construction workforce is an…

Health profession education in remote or geographically isolated settings: A scoping review

  • Authors: Reeve, Carole, Johnston, Karen, Young, Louise
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd STM
  • Published: 2020

Remote health has been differentiated from rural health in Australia and defined as isolated, with poor service access and a relatively high proportion of Indigenous residents, necessitating different models of…

Health profession education in remote or geographically isolated settings: A scoping review

  • Authors: Reeve, Carole, Johnston, Karen, Young, Louise
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd STM
  • Published: 2020

Remote health has been differentiated from rural health in Australia and defined as isolated, with poor service access and a relatively high proportion of Indigenous residents, necessitating different models of…

‘It would give you a space to be yourself’: Increasing a sense of belonging for Aboriginal students in boarding schools

  • Authors: Whettingsteel, Emma, Oliver, Rhonda, Tiwari, Reena
  • Published: 2020

Sense of belonging is a fundamental human need that can affect long term education and health outcomes. It can also be impacted by the design of the built environment, in…

A model of population dynamics with complex household structure and mobility: implications for transmission and control of communicable diseases

  • Authors: Chisholm, Rebecca H., Crammond, Bradley, Wu, Yue, Bowen, Asha C., Campbell, Patricia T., Tong, Steven Y. C., McVernon, Jodie, Geard, Nicholas
  • Published: 2020

Households are known to be high-risk locations for the transmission of communicable diseases. Numerous modelling studies have demonstrated the important role of households in sustaining both communicable diseases outbreaks and…

Choice-less choice for rural boarding students and their families [online]

  • Authors: Guenther, John, Osborne, Sam
  • Published: 2020

The term 'choice-less choice' in education arises from the ethical dilemma where parents are left with no option other than one they do not want to choose. In this article,…

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