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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545120/incidence-and-risk-factors-for-developing-infection-in-patients-presenting-with-uninfected-diabetic-foot-ulcers
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Limin Jia, Christina N Parker, Tony J Parker, Ewan M Kinnear, Patrick H Derhy, Ann M Alvarado, Flavia Huygens, Peter A Lazzarini
OBJECTIVE: There is a paucity of research on patients presenting with uninfected diabetic foot ulcers (DFU) that go on to develop infection. We aimed to investigate the incidence and risk factors for developing infection in a large regional cohort of patients presenting with uninfected DFUs. METHODS: We performed a secondary analysis of data collected from a validated prospective state-wide clinical diabetic foot database in Queensland (Australia). Patients presenting for their first visit with an uninfected DFU to a Diabetic Foot Service in one of thirteen Queensland regions between January 2012 and December 2013 were included...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528765/impact-and-effectiveness-of-childhood-varicella-vaccine-program-in-queensland-australia
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Sarah L Sheridan, Helen E Quinn, Brynley P Hull, Robert S Ware, Keith Grimwood, Stephen B Lambert
BACKGROUND: In November 2005, Australia introduced a publicly funded single dose of varicella vaccine for children aged 18-months. We describe the impact of this program on varicella hospitalisations in Queensland and provide the first assessment of single-dose varicella vaccine effectiveness in Australia since the program commenced. METHODS: Age-standardised varicella hospitalisation rates were calculated for 2000-2014 and pre- and post-public funding period rates compared...
May 18, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524816/phylogenetic-variation-of-chelonid-alphaherpesvirus-5-in-green-turtle-chelonia-mydas-populations-along-the-queensland-coast-australia
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E Ariel, F Nainu, K Jones, K Juntunen, I Bell, J Gaston, J Scott, S Trocini, G W Burgess
Sea turtle fibropapillomatosis (FP) is a disease marked by proliferation of benign but debilitating cutaneous and occasional visceral tumours, likely to be caused by chelonid alphaherpesvirus 5 (ChHV5). This study presents a phylogeny of ChHV5 strains on the east coast of Queensland, Australia and a validation for previously unused primers. Two different primer sets (gB-1534 and gB-813) were designed to target a region including part of the UL27 glycoprotein B (gB) gene and part of UL28 of ChHV5. Sequences obtained from FP tumours on juvenile green turtles (<65 cm CCL) had substantial homology with published ChHV5 sequences while a skin biopsy from a turtle without FP failed to react in the PCRs used in this study...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Aquatic Animal Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524113/is-increasing-coal-seam-gas-well-development-activity-associated-with-increasing-hospitalisation-rates-in-queensland-australia-an-exploratory-analysis-1995-2011
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Angela K Werner, Cate M Cameron, Kerrianne Watt, Sue Vink, Paul Jagals, Andrew Page
The majority of Australia's coal seam gas (CSG) reserves are in Queensland, where the industry has expanded rapidly in recent years. Despite concerns, health data have not been examined alongside CSG development. This study examined hospitalisation rates as a function of CSG development activity in Queensland, during the period 1995-2011. Admissions data were examined with CSG well numbers, which served as a proxy for CSG development activity. Time series models were used to assess changes in hospitalisation rates for periods of "low", "medium", "high", and "intense" activity compared to a period of "very low" activity, adjusting for covariates...
May 18, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522387/australian-private-midwives-with-hospital-visiting-rights-in-queensland-structures-and-processes-impacting-clinical-outcomes
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J Fenwick, H Brittain, J Gamble
BACKGROUND: Reporting the outcomes for women and newborns accessing private midwives with visiting rights in Australia is important, especially since this data cannot currently be disaggregated from routinely collected perinatal data. AIM: 1) Evaluate the outcomes of women and newborns cared for by midwives with visiting access at one Queensland facility and 2) explore private midwives views about the structures and processes contributing to clinical outcomes. METHODS: Mixed methods...
May 15, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521388/non-targeted-high-resolution-mass-spectrometry-strategy-for-simultaneous-monitoring-of-xenobiotics-and-endogenous-compounds-in-green-sea-turtles-on-the-great-barrier-reef
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Amy L Heffernan, Maria M Gómez-Ramos, Caroline Gaus, Soumini Vijayasarathy, Ian Bell, Christine Hof, Jochen F Mueller, Maria J Gómez-Ramos
Chemical contamination poses a threat to ecosystem, biota and human health, and identifying these hazards is a complex challenge. Traditional hazard identification relies on a priori-defined targets of limited chemical scope, and is generally inappropriate for exploratory studies such as explaining toxicological effects in environmental systems. Here we present a non-target high resolution mass spectrometry environmental monitoring study with multivariate statistical analysis to simultaneously detect biomarkers of exposure (e...
May 14, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513530/an-analysis-of-child-deaths-by-suicide-in-queensland-australia-2004-2012-what-are-we-missing-from-a-preventative-health-services-perspective
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Florin Oprescu, Bridie Scott-Parker, Jeanne Dayton
BACKGROUND: This article analyses case descriptions of child suicides from 2004 to 2012 toinform future policy and practice. METHODS: Quantitative data and case descriptions for 159 child suicides (under 18 years) in Queensland, Australia, were analysed quantitatively using SPSS and qualitatively using automated content analyzis (Leximancer). RESULTS: More than three quarters of child suicides involved hanging and 81% of suicides occurred in the family home...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Injury & Violence Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513056/lessons-learned-from-a-pilot-study-of-an-indigenous-patient-navigator-intervention-in-queensland-australia
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C M Bernardes, J Martin, P Cole, T Kitchener, G Cowburn, G Garvey, E Walpole, P C Valery
Indigenous patient navigator (IPN) programmes show promise in addressing barriers to cancer care and facilitation of patient self-efficacy. The purpose of this paper is to describe and reflect upon the experience of training an IPN and implementation of the intervention in the Australian context with Indigenous cancer patients. Randomised clinical trial might provide the best available evaluation measure of an intervention but caution should be taken in the implementation process. Socio-cultural aspects and training can affect the conduct of this type of intervention...
May 17, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511737/suicide-in-older-adults-differences-between-the-young-old-middle-old-and-oldest-old
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Yu Wen Koo, Kairi Kõlves, Diego De Leo
BACKGROUND: In the limited research into suicides in older adults, they have been treated as a homogenous group without distinguishing between different age groups. This study aimed to compare differences in sociodemographic variables, recent life events, and mental and physical illnesses between three age groups within older adults who died by suicide: young-old (65-74 years), middle-old (75-84 years), and oldest old (85 years and over) in Queensland, Australia, during the years 2000-2012 (N = 978)...
May 17, 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508696/a-bibliometric-analysis-of-occupational-therapy-publications
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Ted Brown, Sharon A Gutman, Yuh-Shan Ho, Kenneth N K Fong
BACKGROUND: Bibliometrics involves the statistical analysis of the publications in a specific discipline or subject area. A bibliometric analysis of the occupational therapy refereed literature is needed. AIM: A bibliometric analysis was completed of the occupational therapy literature from 1991-2014, indexed in the Science Citation Index-Expanded or the Social Sciences Citation Index. METHOD: Publications were searched by title, abstract, keywords, and KeyWords Plus...
May 16, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502627/distribution-of-pbdes-hbcds-and-pcbs-in-the-brisbane-river-estuary-sediment
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Alfred K Anim, Daniel S Drage, Ashantha Goonetilleke, Jochen F Mueller, Godwin A Ayoko
To date, very little or no data exist in literature for some brominated flame retardants (BFRs) and polychlorinated biphenyls in Queensland sediments. These pollutants were measured in the sediments along the Brisbane River estuary. The target compounds were regularly detected in measurable concentrations: PBDEs=33.3-97.8% (n=45), PCBs=94.1-100% (n=51) and HBCDs=79-98% (n=48). Consistently, >90% of the observed ∑8PBDE concentration was attributed to BDE-209. Mean PBDE levels (ng/g dry wt.) were: 4.4±3...
May 11, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502310/variations-in-out-of-pocket-costs-for-primary-care-services-across-australia-a-regional-analysis
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Emily Callander, Sarah Larkins, Lisa Corscadden
The aim of this study is to describe average out-of-pocket costs across different regions of Australia, as defined by Primary Health Network (PHN) boundaries, and assess the association between population characteristics and out-of-pocket costs for selected primary care services. A combination of descriptive and regression analysis was undertaken using administrative data from the Australian Department of Human Services reporting on the health services used across PHNs in Australia. Those in regional areas paid significantly more for Allied Health services than those in capital cities (A$5...
May 15, 2017: Australian Journal of Primary Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500949/human-health-risks-for-legionella-and-mycobacterium-avium-complex-mac-from-potable-and-non-potable-uses-of-roof-harvested-rainwater
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Kerry A Hamilton, Warish Ahmed, Simon Toze, Charles N Haas
A quantitative microbial risk assessment (QMRA) of opportunistic pathogens Legionella pneumophila (LP) and Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) was undertaken for various uses of roof-harvested rainwater (RHRW) reported in Queensland, Australia to identify appropriate usages and guide risk management practices. Risks from inhalation of aerosols due to showering, swimming in pools topped up with RHRW, use of a garden hose, car washing, and toilet flushing with RHRW were considered for LP while both ingestion (drinking, produce consumption, and accidental ingestion from various activities) and inhalation risks were considered for MAC...
April 5, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489920/a-national-study-of-the-molecular-epidemiology-of-hiv-1-in-australia-2005-2012
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Alison Castley, Shailendra Sawleshwarkar, Rick Varma, Belinda Herring, Kiran Thapa, Dominic Dwyer, Doris Chibo, Nam Nguyen, Karen Hawke, Rodney Ratcliff, Roger Garsia, Anthony Kelleher, David Nolan
INTRODUCTION: Rates of new HIV-1 diagnoses are increasing in Australia, with evidence of an increasing proportion of non-B HIV-1 subtypes reflecting a growing impact of migration and travel. The present study aims to define HIV-1 subtype diversity patterns and investigate possible HIV-1 transmission networks within Australia. METHODS: The Australian Molecular Epidemiology Network (AMEN) HIV collaborating sites in Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria, Queensland and western Sydney (New South Wales), provided baseline HIV-1 partial pol sequence, age and gender information for 4,873 patients who had genotypes performed during 2005-2012...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486404/efficacy-of-chemicals-for-the-potential-management-of-the-queensland-fruit-fly-bactrocera-tryoni-froggatt-diptera-tephritidae
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Olivia L Reynolds, Terrence J Osborne, Idris Barchia
This study investigated alternative in-field chemical controls against Bactrocera tryoni (Froggatt). Bioassay 1 tested the mortality of adults exposed to fruit and filter paper dipped in insecticide, and the topical application of insecticide to adults/fruit. Bioassay 2 measured the mortality of adults permitted to oviposit on fruit dipped in insecticide and aged 0, 1, 3, or 5 days, plus the production of offspring. Bioassay 3 tested infested fruit sprayed with insecticide. The field bioassay trialed the mortality of adults exposed to one- and five-day insecticide residues on peaches, and subsequent offspring...
May 9, 2017: Insects
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485821/the-role-of-telehealth-in-perioperative-medicine-for-regional-and-rural-patients-in-queensland
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Alec Tam, Amy Leung, Cara O'Callaghan, Narelle Fagermo
BACKGROUND: Australians living in regional, rural, and remote areas face a myriad of complexities resulting in a trend to poorer health outcomes. Telehealth is being utilised as an alternative mode of service delivery to overcome such barriers. However, there is limited published information concerning the use of telehealth in perioperative medicine. AIMS: The purpose of this study was to review the performance of the telehealth pre-operative assessment service at Mater Hospital Brisbane to determine last-minute cancellation rates secondary to medical reasons...
May 9, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483033/process-to-establish-11-primary-contact-allied-health-pathways-in-a-public-health-service
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Michelle Stute, Nicole Moretto, Maree Raymer, Merrilyn Banks, Peter Buttrum, Sonia Sam, Marita Bhagwat, Tracy Comans
Objective Faced with longstanding and increasing demand for specialist out-patient appointments that was unable to be met through usual medical consultant led care, Metro North Hospital and Health Service in 2014-15 established 11 allied health primary contact out-patient models of care.Methods The models involved six different allied health professions and nine specialist out-patient departments.Results All the allied health models have been endorsed for continuation following demonstration of their contribution to managing demand on specialist out-patient services...
May 9, 2017: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482937/molecular-typing-of-giardia-duodenalis-in-humans-in-queensland-first-report-of-assemblage-e
#18
Alireza Zahedi, Daniel Field, Una Ryan
Little is known about the genetic diversity of the protozoan parasite, Giardia duodenalis, infecting humans in Queensland, Australia. The present study typed 88 microscopically Giardia-positive isolates using assemblage-specific primers at the triose phosphate isomerase (tpi) gene and sequenced a subset of isolates at the glutamate dehydrogenase (gdh) gene (n = 30) and tpi locus (n = 27). Using the tpi-assemblage specific primers, G. duodenalis assemblage A and assemblage B were detected in 50% (44/88) and 38·6% (34/88) of samples, respectively...
May 9, 2017: Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480142/isolated-teeth-of-anhangueria%C3%A2-pterosauria-pterodactyloidea-from-the-lower-cretaceous-of-lightning-ridge-new-south-wales-australia
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Tom Brougham, Elizabeth T Smith, Phil R Bell
The fossil record of Australian pterosaurs is sparse, consisting of only a small number of isolated and fragmentary remains from the Cretaceous of Queensland, Western Australia and Victoria. Here, we describe two isolated pterosaur teeth from the Lower Cretaceous (middle Albian) Griman Creek Formation at Lightning Ridge (New South Wales) and identify them as indeterminate members of the pterodactyloid clade Anhangueria. This represents the first formal description of pterosaur material from New South Wales...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477274/response-of-macroinvertebrate-communities-to-seasonal-hydrologic-changes-in-three-sub-tropical-australian-streams
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Leigh Stitz, Larelle Fabbro, Susan Kinnear
In the Australian sub-tropics, seasonal changes in hydrology can influence abiotic conditions, and consequently, the biota. Several methods of macroinvertebrate analyses, including the use of taxonomic groupings, are used to ascertain information regarding stream biodiversity and health. The use of biological traits to group and analyse macroinvertebrate communities, however, may provide a better picture of stream health, particularly in ephemeral streams. To address whether this is the case, three ephemeral systems in the lower Fitzroy catchment, Central Queensland, Australia, were studied over an 18-month period...
June 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
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