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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…

Through the eyes of students: the satisfaction of remote Indigenous boarding students’ with a transition support service in Queensland, Australia

  • Authors: Redman-MacLaren, Michelle, Benveniste, Tessa, McCalman, Janya, Rutherford, Katrina, Britton, Amelia, Langham, Erika, Stewart, Richard, Saunders, Pat, Kinchin, Irina, Bainbridge, Roxanne
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Published: 2019

More than 4000 Indigenous Australian students enrol and take up a placement at boarding school each year. While reasons for attending boarding school vary, the impetus for many remote and…

Observing and respecting diverse knowledge traditions in a digital archive of Indigenous language materials

  • Authors: Bow, Catherine, Hepworth, Patricia
  • Published: 2019

Australian copyright law and Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property (ICIP) have always sat uncomfortably together, each with their own internal logic and legitimacy, but forcing certain arrangements and compromises when…

Validation of the Kimberley Indigenous Cognitive Assessment short form (KICA-screen) for telehealth

  • Authors: Russell, Sarah, Quigley, Rachel, Strivens, Edward, Miller, Gavin, Norrie, Joan, Craig, Denise, Jordan, Jane, Muller, Reinhold
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Published: 2019

Introduction: Studies show Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are at increased risk of dementia. Whilst there have been several studies evaluating the use of telehealth for improving Aboriginal and…

Higher human T-cell leukaemia virus type 1 (HTLV-1) proviral load is associated with end-stage kidney disease in Indigenous Australians: Results of a case-control study in central Australia

  • Authors: Talukder, Mohammad Radwanur R., Walley, Rebecca, Pham, Hai, Schinke, Shane, Woodman, Richard, Wilson, Kim, Sajiv, Cherian, Einsiedel, Lloyd
  • Published: 2019

Case series suggest that human T-cell leukaemia virus type 1 (HTLV-1) is associated with kidney disease; however, little is known about the impact of proviral load (PVL). The present study…

Service availability and capacity in rural mental health in Australia: Analysing gaps using an Integrated Mental Health Atlas

  • Authors: van Spijker, Bregje A., Salinas-Perez, Jose A., Mendoza, John, Bell, Tanya, Bagheri, Nasser, Furst, Mary Anne, Reynolds, Julia, Rock, Daniel, Harvey, Andrew, Rosen, Alan, Salvador-Carulla, Luis
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
  • Published: 2019

Objective:Access to services and workforce shortages are major challenges in rural areas worldwide. In order to improve access to mental health care, it is imperative to understand what services are…

Young Aboriginal people's perspective on access to health care in remote Australia: Hearing their voices

  • Authors: Warwick, Susannah, Atkinson, David, Kitaura, Therese, LeLievre, Matthew, Marley, Julia
  • Published: 2019

Background: Young Australian Aboriginal people experience poor health outcomes, yet young people and Aboriginal people have low use of health care. Objective: To identify barriers and enablers of access for…

Rural paramedics’ capacity for utilising a salutogenic approach to healthcare delivery: a literature review

  • Authors: Cockrell, Krista Renee, Reed, Buck, Wilson, Leigh
  • Published: 2019

Introduction Australia has had a long-standing challenge in meeting rural and remote healthcare needs. Recently, new expanded paramedic roles have proven successful in addressing healthcare gaps, however, further research is…

Qualitative perspectives on the sustainability of sexual health continuous quality improvement in clinics serving remote Aboriginal communities in Australia

  • Authors: Gunaratnam, Praveena, Schierhout, Gill, Brands, Jenny, Maher, Lisa, Bailie, Ross, Ward, James, Guy, Rebecca, Rumbold, Alice, Ryder, Nathan, Fairley, Christopher K, Donovan, Basil, Moore, Liz, Kaldor, John, Bell, Stephen
  • Published: 2019

Objectives To examine barriers and facilitators to sustaining a sexual health continuous quality improvement (CQI) programme in clinics serving remote Aboriginal communities in Australia.Design Qualitative study.Setting Primary health care services…

Australian Indigenous Art Innovation and Culturepreneurship in Practice: Insights for Cultural Tourism

  • Author: Loaney, Denis R.
  • Published: 2019

Indigenous cultural tourism offers significant future opportunities for countries, cities and Indigenous communities, but the development of new offerings can be problematic. Addressing this challenge, this article examines contemporary Australian…

TeaH (Turn ‘em around Healing): a therapeutic model for working with traumatised children on Aboriginal communities

  • Authors: Moss, Michelle, Lee, Anthony Duwun
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Published: 2019

Aboriginal children in Australia are over-represented in both the child protection and juvenile justice systems. Using Western therapeutic models of practice with Aboriginal people who live in remote communities can…

Breast screening attendance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in the Northern Territory of Australia

  • Authors: Tapia, Kriscia A., Garvey, Gail, McEntee, Mark F., Rickard, Mary, Lydiard, Lorraine, Brennan, Patrick C.
  • Published: 2019

Objective: To compare breast screening attendances of Indigenous and non-Indigenous women. Methods: A total of 4,093 BreastScreen cases were used including 857 self-identified Indigenous women. Chi-squared analysis compared data between…

Factors affecting the development of school and Indigenous community engagement: A systematic review

  • Authors: Lowe, Kevin, Harrison, Neil, Tennent, Christine, Guenther, John, Vass, Greg, Moodie, Nikki
  • Published: 2019

School systems and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders have long acknowledged the levels of social, cultural and epistemic conflict that has historically existed between teachers and schools, and Aboriginal students,…

Courting injustice: Mass processing of defendants in the outback

  • Author: Murphy, Julian R
  • Published: 2019

One hundred years ago, colonial criminal law applied to Indigenous people in the bush was rough justice, if it was any sort of justice at all. Historical surveys describe police…

The state of Australia's indigenous languages - and how we can help people speak them more often

  • Author: Simpson, J
  • Published: 2019

In 1788 there were between 300 and 700 Indigenous languages spoken across Australia by millions of people, as shown in anthropologist Norman Tindale's 1974 map. However in the Australian 2016…

Drawing spirits in the sand: Performative storytelling in the digital age

  • Author: Tafler, David I.
  • Published: 2019

For First Nations people living in the central desert of Australia, the performance of oral storytelling drawing in the sand drives new agency in the cultural metamorphosis of communication practices…

Do the Yolŋu people of East Arnhem Land experience smoking related stigma associated with local and regional tobacco control strategies?: An Indigenous qualitative study from Australia

  • Authors: Tane, Moana Pera, Hefler, Marita, Thomas, David P.
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Published: 2019

In remote Aboriginal communities in East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory of Australia, the Yol?u people, traditional owners of this remote and isolated region, have a long tradition of ?arali? [tobacco]…

Making space for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community health workers in health promotion

  • Authors: Conte, Kathleen P, Gwynn, Josephine, Turner, Nicole, Koller, Claudia, Gillham, Karen E
  • Published: 2019

Despite a clear need, ‘closing the gap’ in health disparities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities (hereafter, respectfully referred to as Aboriginal) continues to be challenging for western health…

Trekking the desert: Following in the footsteps of tiny vagrants

  • Author: Dickman, Chris
  • Published: 2019

The famed explorer Charles Sturt was the first European to set eyes upon the sand dunes of the Simpson Desert, and was in no doubt about the harshness of the…

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