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Interpersonal violence and violent re-injury in the Northern Territory

  • Authors: Lim, Kah Heng Alexander, McDermott, Kathleen, Read, David J.
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
  • Published: 2020

Objectives To analyse incidence of prior emergency department presentations for interpersonal violence and demographics for a series of hospital admissions for interpersonal violence injuries. Design Retrospective analysis of trauma registry.…

An integrated remote-sensing mapping method for groundwater dependent ecosystems associated with diffuse discharge in the Great Artesian Basin, Australia

  • Authors: Matic, V., Costelloe, J. F., Western, A. W.
  • Published: 2020

Vertical leakage (discharge to upper aquifers) is an important but poorly constrained component of water balance in the Great Artesian Basin (GAB), Australia. It ranges from negligible discharge where the…

Ferricretes at Burringurrah (Mount Augustus), Western Australia: Proof of lateral derivation

  • Authors: Bourman, Robert P., Buckman, Solomon, Chivas, Allan R., Ollier, Clifford D., Price, David M.
  • Published: 2020

Surficial iron-rich deposits (ferricretes) occur on and around Burringurrah (Mount Augustus), a huge, remote inselberg in the Gascoyne district of Western Australia. Oriented NW-SE, Burringurrah is approximately 14 km long, 5 km…

Enhancing social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal boarding students: Evaluation of a social and emotional learning pilot program

  • Authors: Franck, Linél, Midford, Richard, Cahill, Helen, Buergelt, T. Petra, Robinson, Gary, Leckning, Bernard, Paton, Douglas
  • Published: 2020

Boarding schools can provide quality secondary education for Aboriginal students from remote Aboriginal Australian communities. However, transition into boarding school is commonly challenging for Aboriginal students as they need to…

“Their story is a hard road to hoe”: how art-making tackles stigma and builds well-being in young people living regionally

  • Authors: Gentle, Emma, Linsley, Paul, Hurley, John
  • Published: 2020

Purpose Remote and regional Australia have comparatively fewer mental health services than their urban counterparts, what is more, mental health remains profoundly stigmatised. This study aims to understand how, if…

Aeromedical retrieval for suspected appendicitis in rural and remote paediatric patients

  • Authors: Harwood, Abby, Black, Sarah, Sharma, Pritish, Bishop, Lara, Gardiner, Fergus W.
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
  • Published: 2020

Introduction The aim of this paper was to describe the characteristics of paediatric patients who underwent an aeromedical retrieval within Australia (gender and Indigenous status) for suspected appendicitis between 1…

Barriers and enablers of health service utilisation for childhood skin infections in remote Aboriginal communities of Western Australia

  • Authors: Hendrickx, David, Amgarth-Duff, Ingrid, C Bowen, Asha, R Carapetis, Jonathan, Chibawe, Robby, Samson, Margaret, Walker, Roz
  • Published: 2020

In Australia, children living in remote Aboriginal communities experience high rates of skin infections and associated complications. Prompt presentation to primary care health services is crucial for early diagnosis and…

Understanding the roles of remoteness and Indigenous status in rural and remote road trauma in North Queensland: Using a mixed-methods approach

  • Authors: Edmonston, Colin, Siskind, Victor, Sheehan, Mary
  • Published: 2020

Road trauma is a significant health problem in rural and remote regions of Australia, particularly for Indigenous communities. This study aims to identify and compare the circumstances leading to (proximal…

Visual outcomes in the management of diabetic maculopathy in central Australia

  • Authors: Kurra, Pavani, Brazionis, Laima, Gale, Jesse, Chen, Katie, Lake, Stewart, Robledo, Kristy P., Henderson, Tim
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Published: 2020

Purpose: In major urban centres and high-resource settings, treatment of diabetic maculopathy with anti-Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) injections has largely displaced laser treatment. However, intravitreal therapy alone requires frequent…

Addressing neglected contexts of ageing: The situation in remote northern Australia

  • Author: Gibb, Heather
  • Published: 2020

This paper examines why many older people living in remote parts of northern Australia areunable to access appropriate, or in some cases, any care services to support ageing in place.…

Creating opportunities for vulnerable indigenous learners to succeed in vocational education

  • Author: Jorgensen, Robyn
  • Published: 2020

Remote indigenous students in the Australian context are often the most vulnerable learners in the nation. Many factors impact on the potential for success. For those living in remote areas…

Primary health care for Aboriginal Australian women in remote communities after a pregnancy with hyperglycaemia

  • Authors: Wood, A., MacKay, D., Fitzsimmons, D., Derkenne, R., Kirkham, R., Boyle, J. A., Connors, C., Whitbread, C., Welsh, A., Brown, A., Shaw, J. E., Maple-Brown, L.
  • Published: 2020

BACKGROUND: Hyperglycaemia in pregnancy contributes to adverse outcomes for women and their children. The postpartum period is an opportune time to support women to reduce cardiometabolic and diabetes risk in…

Providing palliative care closer to home: a retrospective analysis from a remote Australian hospital

  • Authors: Watson, Benjamin J., Budd, Richard, Waran, Eswaran, Scott, Ian, Quilty, Simon
  • Published: 2020

Background Rural and remote patients have reduced access to palliative care, often resulting in inter-hospital transfers and death a long way from home and family. Katherine Hospital (KH), a 50-bed…

Skin and soft tissue infection caused by Basidiobolus spp. in Australia

  • Authors: Hung, Te-Yu, Taylor, Brooke, Lim, Aijye, Baird, Robert, Francis, Joshua R., Lynar, Sarah
  • Published: 2020

Fungi from the order Entomophthorales are a rare but well recognized cause of tropical fungal infection, typically causing subcutaneous truncal or limb lesions in immunocompetent hosts. They may also mimic…

Decolonizing research methodologies: Insights from research on Indigenous Sign Languages of Australia

  • Authors: James, B, Adone, MCD, Maypilama, EL
  • Published: 2020

This article incorporates themes from ethnolinguistics, linguistic anthropology, sign linguistics, and decolonization of research methods. We examine a Yolŋu-led collaboration to save their endangered Yolŋu Sign Language (YSL) in Australia's…

New insights on the epidemiology of Coxiella burnetii in pet dogs and cats from New South Wales, Australia

  • Authors: Ma, Gemma C., Norris, Jacqueline M., Mathews, Karen O., Chandra, Shona, Šlapeta, Jan, Bosward, Katrina L., Ward, Michael P.
  • Published: 2020

Q fever is considered one of the most important zoonoses in Australia. Whilst ruminants are the primary reservoirs for Coxiella burnetii, and the major source of human infection, human cases…

Built environments and cardiometabolic morbidity and mortality in remote Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory, Australia

  • Authors: Gal, Camille Le, Dale, Michael J., Cargo, Margaret, Daniel, Mark
  • Published: 2020

The health of Indigenous Australians is dramatically poorer than that of the non-Indigenous population. Amelioration of these differences has proven difficult. In part, this is attributable to a conceptualisation which…

Centralised versus outreach models of cystic fibrosis care should be tailored to the needs of the individual patient

  • Authors: Geake, James, Ballard, Emma, O'Rourke, Peter, Wainwright, Claire E., Reid, David W., Bell, Scott C.
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
  • Published: 2020

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a common life-limiting genetic condition. As the disease progresses access to specialist tertiary multi-disciplinary care services may become necessary. For patients living in regional/remote Australia, accessing…

Social and economic factors, maternal behaviours in pregnancy and neonatal adiposity in the PANDORA cohort

  • Authors: Krista Longmore, Danielle, Laurel Mary Barr, Elizabeth, Barzi, Federica, Lee, I. Lynn, Kirkwood, Marie, Connors, Christine, Boyle, Jacqueline, O'Dea, Kerin, Zimmet, Paul, Oats, Jeremy, Catalano, Patrick, David Mcintyre, H., Brown, Alex D. H., Shaw, Jonathan E., Maple-Brown, Louise J.
  • Published: 2020

Background Australian Indigenous women experience high rates of social disadvantage and type 2 diabetes (T2D) in pregnancy, but it is not known how social factors and maternal behaviours impact neonatal…

Impact of legislative change on waiting time for women accessing surgical abortion services in a rural hospital in the Northern Territory

  • Authors: Belton, Suzanne, McQueen, Georgia, Ali, Edwina
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
  • Published: 2020

Background Women face challenges when accessing abortion, including varied legislation and reduced access to services in rural and remote settings. There are limited clinical guidelines in Australia and little information…

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