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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…

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…

An artificial intelligence computer-vision algorithm to triage otoscopic images from Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children

  • Authors: Habib, Al-Rahim, Crossland, Graeme, Patel, Hemi, Wong, Eugene, Kong, Kelvin, Gunasekera, Hasantha, Richards, Brent, Caffery, Liam, Perry, Chris, Sacks, Raymond, Kumar, Ashnil, Singh, Narinder
  • Published: 9000

Objective: To develop an artificial intelligence image classification algorithm to triage otoscopic images from rural and remote Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. Study Design: Retrospective observational study. Setting:…

Aboriginal social housing in remote Australia: crowded, unrepaired and raising the risk of infectious diseases

  • Author: Memmott, Paul
  • Publisher: Bristol University Press
  • Published: 2023

Sufficient, well-maintained housing infrastructure can support healthy living practices for hygiene, safety and nutrition. This article focuses on the relationship between housing and health through a case study in the…

Cardiac rehabilitation in rural and remote areas of North Queensland: How well are we doing?

  • Authors: Field, Patricia, Franklin, Richard C., Barker, Ruth, Ring, Ian, Leggat, Peter A.
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
  • Published: 2022

Objective To address access to cardiac rehabilitation (CR) for people in R poorly defined referral pathways; lack of guidelines; inadequate understanding of holistic, multidisciplinary CR by health staff, community participants…

Cost and affordability of healthy, equitable and more sustainable diets in the Torres Strait Islands

  • Authors: Lee, Amanda J., Patay, Dori, Summons, Susannah, Lewis, Meron, Herron, Lisa-Maree, Nona, Francis, Canuto, Condy, Ferguson, Megan, Twist, Aletia
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
  • Published: 2022

Objectives: To assess the cost, cost differential and affordability of current and recommended (healthy, equitable, culturally acceptable and more sustainable) diets in the Torres Strait Islands and compare with other…

Determining priorities in the Aboriginal and Islander Mental Health Initiative for Youth App second phase participatory design project: Qualitative study and narrative literature review

  • Authors: Povey, Josie, Sweet, Michelle, Nagel, Tricia, Lowell, Anne, Shand, Fiona, Vigona, Jahdai, Dingwall, Kylie M.
  • Published: 2022

Background: Digital mental health tools can promote access to culturally safe early intervention mental health services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people. Participatory design methodology facilitates user engagement…

Impact of COVID-19 on rural and remote student placements in Australia: A national study

  • Authors: Hoang, Ha, Jessup, Belinda, Obamiro, Kehinde, Bourke, Lisa, Hellwege, Barbara, Podubinski, Tegan, Heaney, Susan, Sheepway, Lyndal, Farthing, Annie, Rasiah, Rohan, Fitzroy, Robyn, Jatrana, Santosh, Argus, Geoff, Knight, Sabina
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
  • Published: 2022

Objective To investigate students' perceptions of the impact of coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 on rural and remote placements facilitated by 16 University Departments of Rural Health in Australia in 2020. Design A…

Experiences of people with cancer from rural and remote areas of Western Australia using supported accommodation in Perth while undergoing treatment

  • Authors: Chua, Andrette, Nguyen, Evelyn, Puah, Li L., Soong, Justin, Keesing, Sharon
  • Published: 2022

The aim of the study was to explore the lived experiences of people diagnosed with cancer from rural and remote areas of Western Australia, who utilise supported accommodation services whilst…

The association between diabetes and human T-Cell Leukaemia Virus Type-1 (HTLV-1) with Strongyloides stercoralis: Results of a community-based, cross-sectional survey in central Australia

  • Authors: Talukder, Mohammad R., Pham, Hai, Woodman, Richard, Wilson, Kim, Taylor, Kerry, Kaldor, John, Einsiedel, Lloyd
  • Published: 2022

In central Australia, an area that is endemic for the human T-cell leukaemia virus type-1 (HTLV-1), the prevalence of Strongyloides stercoralis and its association with other health conditions are unknown.…

‘You can’t actually escape it’: Policing the use of technology in domestic violence in rural Australia

  • Authors: Harris, Bridget, Woodlock, Delanie
  • Published: 2022

The abuse of technology by perpetrators of domestic violence is ‘spaceless’; however, in this article, we argue that experiences of and responses to digital coercive control are shaped by both…

‘I can't go, I can't afford it’: Financial concern amongst health students undertaking rural and remote placements during COVID-19

  • Authors: Jessup, Belinda, Hoang, Ha, Podubinski, Tegan, Obamiro, Kehinde, Bourke, Lisa, Hellwege, Barbara, Jatrana, Santosh, Heaney, Susan, Farthing, Annie, Sheepway, Lyndal, Rasiah, Rohan
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
  • Published: 2022

Introduction As the coronavirus pandemic unfolded during 2020, widespread financial uncertainty emerged amongst university students across the globe. What is not yet clear is how Australian health students were financially…

Advancing health promotion in rural and remote Australia: Strategies for change

  • Authors: Smith, James A., Canuto, Karla, Canuto, Kootsy, Campbell, Narelle, Schmitt, Dagmar, Bonson, Jason, Smith, Le, Connolly, Paul, Bonevski, Billie, Rissel, Chris, Aitken, Robyn, Dennis, Christine, Williams, Carmel, Dyall, Danielle, Stephens, Donna
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
  • Published: 2022

Rural and remote Australia is home to some of the most diverse and culturally rich communities and land in the country. This provides incredible potential to promote the health and…

In vitro Inhibition of respiratory pathogens by lactobacillus and alpha haemolytic streptococci from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children

  • Authors: Coleman, A., Håkansson, A., Grahn Håkansson, E., Cottrell, K., Bialasiewicz, S., Zaugg, J., Cervin, A.
  • Published: 2022

AIMS: To explore the in vitro ability of alpha haemolytic streptococcus (AHS) and lactobacilli (LBs), from Indigenous Australian children, to inhibit the growth of respiratory pathogens (Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae…

Readiness to enter the workforce: perceptions of health professions students at a regional Australian university

  • Authors: Malau-Aduli, Bunmi S., Jones, Karina, Alele, Faith, Adu, Mary D., Drovandi, Aaron, Knott, Gillian, Young, Louise, Jo, Clara
  • Published: 2022

Perceived readiness for practice can help mitigate the stress and uncertainty associated with transitioning from university into the workforce. This study aimed to identify factors influencing the readiness for clinical…

"No one manages it; we just sign them up and do it": A whole system analysis of access to healthcare in one remote Australian community

  • Authors: Osborn, Eloise, Ritha, Marida, Macniven, Rona, Agius, Tim, Christie, Vita, Finlayson, Heather, Gwynn, Josephine, Hunter, Kate, Martin, Robyn, Moir, Rachael, Taylor, Donna, Tobin, Susannah, Ward, Katrina, Gwynne, Kylie
  • Published: 2022

Objective: To assess the accessibility, availability and utilisation of a comprehensive range of community-based healthcare services for Aboriginal people and describe contributing factors to providing effective healthcare services from the…

Racing neoliberalism and remote Indigenous education in the Northern Territory of Australia: a critical analysis of contemporary Indigenous education language policy and practice

  • Author: Oldfield, Janine
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Published: 2022

Despite a lengthy and successful history of Indigenous multilingual/multiliteracy education and English as an Additional Language or Dialect programmes in Australia's Northern Territory, these programmes have virtually disappeared. The current…

Sleep disorders among Aboriginal Australians with Machado-Joseph Disease: Quantitative results from a multiple methods study to assess the experience of people living with the disease and their caregivers

  • Authors: LaGrappe, Desireé, Massey, Libby, Kruavit, Anuk, Howarth, Timothy, Lalara, Gayangwa, Daniels, Bronwyn, Wunungmurra, Julie Gungunbuy, Flavell, Kimberley, Barker, Ruth, Flavell, Howard, Heraganahally, Subash S.
  • Published: 2022

Background Machado-Joseph Disease (MJD), or Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 3 (SCA3), is a genetic disorder that causes progressive muscle weakness, loss of motor control, ataxia and permanent physical disability. Sleep disturbances…

Reading as a cultural tool for neurocognitive development: A complex interactive relationship between reading acquisition and visuospatial development for Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians

  • Authors: Freire, Melissa R., Pammer, Kristen
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Published: 2022

Standard Australian reading assessment tests are criticized for being culturally inappropriate for use with Australian Indigenous children, particularly for those living in remote and very remote regions, as these tests…

Hyperglycemia in pregnancy and developmental outcomes in children at 18–60 months of age: the PANDORA Wave 1 study

  • Authors: Titmuss, Angela, D’Aprano, Anita, Barzi, Federica, Brown, Alex D. H., Wood, Anna, Connors, Christine, Boyle, Jacqueline A., Moore, Elizabeth, OʼDea, Kerin, Oats, Jeremy, McIntyre, H. David, Zimmet, Paul, Shaw, Jonathan E., Craig, Maria E., Maple-Brown, Louise J.
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Published: 2022

This study aimed to explore the association between hyperglycemia in pregnancy (type 2 diabetes (T2D) and gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM)) and child developmental risk in Europid and Aboriginal women. PANDORA…

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