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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…

Bronchiectasis among Australian Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal patients in the regional and remote population of the Northern Territory of Australia

  • Authors: Mehra, Sumit, Chang, Anne B., Lam, Chor K., Campbell, Stuart, Mingi, Joy J., Thomas, Izaak, Harwood, Suzanne, Maguire, Graeme, Heraganahally, Subash
  • Published: 2021

Introduction: Chronic respiratory disorders are highly prevalent among Australian Aboriginal people living in the Top End Health Service region in the Northern Territory, Australia. Bronchiectasis is a heterogenous disease that…

Mentorship and workplace support needs of new graduate physiotherapists in rural and remote settings: A qualitative study

  • Authors: Martin, Romany Anne, Mandrusiak, Allison , Lu, Andric, Forbes, Roma
  • Published: 2021

Introduction: New graduate physiotherapists working in rural and remote Australia must develop unique skills to work in this setting, while at the same time managing the difficulties typically faced by…

Environmental struggles in Aboriginal homelands: Indigenizing conservation in Australia

  • Author: Freya, Mathews
  • Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
  • Published: 2021

Many large remaining areas of high conservation value currently lie within Indigenous homelands. The attempts of conservationists to protect such areas from industrial development sometimes come into conflict with the…

Variation in feral cat density between two large adjacent islands in Australia’s monsoon tropics

  • Authors: Davies, Hugh F., Tiwi Land Rangers, Rees, Matthew W., Stokeld, Danielle, Miller, Anna C., Gillespie, Graeme R., Murphy, Brett P.
  • Published: 2021

Despite contributing to the ongoing collapse of native mammal populations across northern Australian savannas, we have limited understanding of the ecological constraints of feral cat population density in this system.…

The Top End Sleepiness Scale (TESS): A New Tool to Assess Subjective Daytime Sleepiness Among Indigenous Australian Adults

  • Authors: Benn, E, Wirth, H, Short, T, Howarth, T, Heraganahally, SS
  • Published: 2021

Purpose: To illustrate the utility of a newly developed culturally safe and clinically relevant subjective daytime sleepiness assessment tool “Top End Sleepiness Scale” (TESS) for use among Indigenous Australians. Patients…

Culturally competent communication in Indigenous disability assessment: a qualitative study

  • Authors: Ferdinand, Angeline, Massey, Libby, Cullen, Jennifer, Temple, Jeromey, Meiselbach, Kristy, Paradies, Yin, Baynam, Gareth, Savarirayan, Ravi, Kelaher, Margaret
  • Published: 2021

Background: Indigenous people tend to exhibit a higher burden of disability than their non-Indigenous counterparts, and are often underserved by disability services. Engaging appropriately with Indigenous communities, families and individuals…

Is conditional welfare an effective means for reducing alcohol and drug abuse? An exploration of compulsory income management across four Australian trial sites

  • Authors: Mendes, Philip, Roche, Steven, Marston, Greg, Bielefeld, Shelley, Peterie, Michelle, Staines, Zoe, Humpage, Louise
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Published: 2021

Conditional welfare has become a prominent policy tool in recent years. One of the harshest forms of conditional welfare in Australia is arguably compulsory income management (CIM) which involves the…

We say we are doing primary health care but we're not: Remote area nurses’ perspectives on the challenges of providing primary health care services

  • Authors: McCullough, Kylie, Bayes, Sara, Whitehead, Lisa, Williams, Anne, Cope, Vicki
  • Published: 2021

Background Nurses are essential in global strategies to improve population health. However, there is a paucity of research that describes the application of primary health care from a nursing perspective.…

The iron content of healthy diets for one day for breastfed babies and young children

  • Authors: Leonard, Dympna, Buettner, Petra, McDermott, Robyn, Makrides, Maria
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
  • Published: 2021

Aims Early childhood anaemia due to iron deficiency is widespread in remote communities across northern Australia. Current recommendations for healthy food to complement breastfeeding at age 6 to 23 months…

Interchangeability, immunogenicity and safety of a combined 10-valent pneumococcal Haemophilus influenzae protein D conjugate vaccine (Synflorix) and 13-valent-PCV (Prevenar13) schedule at 1-2-4-6 months: PREVIX_COMBO, a 3-arm randomised controlled trial

  • Authors: Jane Leach, Amanda, Kim Mulholland, Edward, Santosham, Mathuram, John Torzillo, Paul, McIntyre, Peter, Smith-Vaughan, Heidi, Wilson, Nicole, Arrowsmith, Beth, Beissbarth, Jemima, Chatfield, Mark D., Oguoma, Victor M., Licciardi, Paul, Skull, Sue, Andrews, Ross, Carapetis, Jonathan, McDonnell, Joseph, Krause, Vicki, Stanley Morris, Peter
  • Published: 2021

Background Aboriginal children living in remote communities are at high risk of early and persistent otitis media. Streptococcus pneumoniae and non-typeable Haemophilus influenzae (NTHi) are primary pathogens. Vaccines with potential…

Do remote dialysis services really cost more? An economic analysis of hospital and dialysis modality costs associated with dialysis services in urban, rural and remote settings

  • Authors: Gorham, Gillian, Howard, Kirsten, Cunningham, Joan, Barzi, Federica, Lawton, Paul, Cass, Alan
  • Published: 2021

Rates of end-stage kidney disease in Australia are highest in the Northern Territory (NT), with the burden of disease heaviest in remote areas. However, the high cost of delivering dialysis…

Paediatric off-road vehicle injury in rural and regional Australia

  • Authors: Mulligan, Christopher S., Adams, Susan, Soundappan, Soundappan S. V., Albanese, Bianca, Brown, Julie
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
  • Published: 2021

Objective Off-road riding of quad bikes and motorcycles is common among children across rural and remote Australia, but is a significant source of injury and hospitalisation. An in-depth analysis of…

Absence of human papillomavirus in nasopharyngeal swabs from infants in a population at high risk of human papillomavirus infection

  • Authors: Smith-Vaughan, Heidi C, Cheng, Allen C, Tabrizi, Sepehr N., Wurzel, Danielle F, Beissbarth, Jemima, Leach, Amanda J, Morris, Peter S, Binks, Michael J, Torzillo, Paul J, Chang, Anne B, Marsh, Robyn L
  • Published: 2021

Maternal urogenital human papillomavirus (HPV) infection may place neonates at risk of HPV acquisition and subsequently lower respiratory infections as HPV can influence development of immunity. The respiratory HPV prevalence…

Viral hepatitis in correctional facilities in the Northern Territory of Australia 2003–2017

  • Authors: Sullivan, Richard P., Baird, Rob, Freeman, Kevin, Heggie, Hugh, Davis, Joshua S., Marshall, Catherine S., Davies, Jane
  • Published: 2021

Background: The demographic of Northern Territory prison population differs than elsewhere in Australia and the prevalence of hepatitis B and hepatitis C may therefore be somewhat different from other jurisdictions.…

Recommendations for designing health information technologies for mental health drawn from self-determination theory and co-design with culturally diverse populations: Template analysis

  • Authors: Cheng, Vanessa Wan Sze, Piper, Sarah E., Ottavio, Antonia, Davenport, Tracey A., Hickie, Ian B.
  • Published: 2021

Background: Culturally diverse populations (including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people of diverse genders and sexualities, and culturally and linguistically diverse people) in nonurban areas face compounded barriers to…

Cancer-related help seeking in cancer survivors living in regional and remote Australia

  • Authors: Goodwin, Belinda C., Chambers, Suzanne, Aitken, Joanne, Ralph, Nicholas, March, Sonja, Ireland, Michael, Rowe, Arlen, Crawford-Williams, Fiona, Zajdlewicz, Leah, Dunn, Jeff
  • Published: 2021

<h4>Objectives</h4>To measure rates of detection via screening, perceived self-imposed delays in seeking medical attention, and support seeking in a sample of regional and remote people with a cancer diagnosis and…

Nurse practitioner locums: a plausible solution for augmenting health care access for rural communities

  • Authors: Jennings, Natasha, Lowe, Grainne, Tori, Kathleen
  • Published: 2021

With 2020 being designated the Year of the Nurse and Midwife, it is opportune to acknowledge and recognise the role that nurses undertake in primary care environments. Nurses and midwives…

Barriers and challenges of returning patients back to community after renal transplantation in Central Australia

  • Authors: Karepalli, Vijay K., Brown, Megan, Sajiv, Cherian, Fernandes, David, Thomas, Sajan, George, Pratish, Nayar, Sajith, Pawar, Basant
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
  • Published: 2021

Background The majority of patients living in remote communities of Central Australia must relocate to Alice Springs for their dialysis treatments. There is limited information available, about the challenges and…

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