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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934769/assessment-and-modelling-of-general-practice-and-community-setting-capacity-for-medical-trainees-in-northern-new-zealand
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Felicity Goodyear-Smith, Abbas Al-Murrani
AIMS: To estimate the capacity of general practice to accommodate undergraduate and postgraduate medical trainees, and model efficient ways to utilise identified capacity and increase capacity. METHODS: We conducted an online survey, with phone follow-up to non-responders, of all general practices in the northern half of New Zealand. The main outcome measures were current placements and future intentions for taking medical trainees; factors influencing decisions and possible incentives to take trainees...
September 22, 2017: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934684/scientific-evidence-for-the-identification-of-an-aboriginal-massacre-at-the-sturt-creek-sites-on-the-kimberley-frontier-of-north-western-australia
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Pamela A Smith, Mark D Raven, Keryn Walshe, Robert W Fitzpatrick, F Donald Pate
Archival research into episodes of frontier violence in the Kimberley region of Western Australia indicate that the bodies of Aboriginal victims of massacres were frequently incinerated following the event. This paper presents the results of a scientific investigation of a reported massacre at Sturt Creek where burnt bone fragments were identified in two adjacent sites and documents the archaeological signatures associated with the sites. The methodology used to undertake the project brought together three systems of knowledge: the oral testimonies of the descent group originating from a sole adult survivor of the massacre; archival, historical and scientific research...
August 31, 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934111/breakfast-and-breakfast-cereal-choice-and-its-impact-on-nutrient-and-sugar-intakes-and-anthropometric-measures-among-a-nationally-representative-sample-of-australian-children-and-adolescents
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Flavia Fayet-Moore, Andrew McConnell, Kate Tuck, Peter Petocz
There is limited evidence in Australia that compares the nutritional impact of a breakfast cereal breakfast to a non-cereal breakfast, and includes the type of cereal. This study investigated the impact of breakfast choice and the total sugar content of breakfast cereal on nutrient intakes and anthropometric measures among Australian children and adolescents. Data from 2 to 18-year-old in the 2011-2012 National Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey were used (n = 2821). Participants were classified as breakfast cereal consumers (minimally pre-sweetened (MPS) or pre-sweetened (PS)), non-cereal breakfast consumers, or breakfast skippers...
September 21, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933939/a-social-network-analysis-of-the-financial-links-backing-health-and-fitness-apps
#4
Quinn Grundy, Fabian Held, Lisa Bero
OBJECTIVES: To identify the major stakeholders in mobile health app development and to describe their financial relationships using social network analysis. METHODS: We conducted a structured content analysis of a purposive sample of prominent health and fitness apps available in November 2015 in the United States, Canada, and Australia. We conducted a social network analysis of apps' developers, investors, other funding sources, and content advisors to describe the financial relationships underpinning health app development...
September 21, 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933682/q-vaxcelerate-a-distributed-development-approach-for-a-new-coxiella-burnetii-vaccine
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Patrick M Reeves, Susan Raju Paul, Ann E Sluder, Timothy A Brauns, Mark C Poznansky
Development of vaccines that are both safe and effective remains a costly and time-consuming challenge. To accelerate the pace of development and improve the efficacy and safety of candidate vaccines for both existing and emerging infectious agents, we have employed a distributed development approach. This features the managed integration of individual expert groups having the requisite vaccine platforms, pre-clinical models, assays, skills and knowledge pertinent to a specific pathogen into a single, end-to-end development team capable of producing a new vaccine tailored to that particular agent...
September 21, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932903/a-survey-of-australian-dysphagia-practice-patterns
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Anna Rumbach, Caitlin Coombes, Sebastian Doeltgen
Dysphagia assessment and rehabilitation practice is complex, and significant variability in speech-language pathology approaches has been documented internationally. The aim of this study was to evaluate swallowing-related assessment and rehabilitation practices of SLPs currently working in Australia. One hundred and fifty-four SLPs completed an online questionnaire administered via QuickSurveys from May to July 2015. Results were analysed descriptively. The majority of clinicians had accessed post-graduate training in dysphagia management and assessment (66...
September 20, 2017: Dysphagia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932255/determinants-of-breastfeeding-initiation-among-mothers-in-sydney-australia-findings-from-a-birth-cohort-study
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Amit Arora, Narendar Manohar, Andrew Hayen, Sameer Bhole, John Eastwood, Steven Levy, Jane Anne Scott
BACKGROUND: Breastfeeding has short-term and long-term benefits for both the infant and the mother. The objective of this study was to identify the incidence of breastfeeding initiation among women in South Western Sydney, and the factors associated with the initiation of breastfeeding. METHODS: Child and Family Health Nurses recruited mother-infant dyads (n = 1035) to the Healthy Smiles Healthy Kids birth study in South Western Sydney, an ethnically and socio-economically diverse area, at the first post-natal home visit...
2017: International Breastfeeding Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931456/perceptions-of-barriers-to-the-management-of-respiratory-tract-infections-in-general-practice-settings-in-australia
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Stephanie Fletcher-Lartey, Rabia Khan
Inappropriate prescribing of antibiotics for the management of respiratory tract infections (RTIs) has contributed to increased prevalence of antibiotic resistance, and this remains a challenge. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of general practitioners' (GPs) participation in the Antibiotics: Clinical e-Audit, a quality-improvement activity, on GP self-reported knowledge and practice change, and explored barriers encountered in the management of respiratory tract infections (RTIs). Participants completed a survey at the end of the activity to assess the usefulness of the audit, any reported changes made and barriers encountered to their clinical practice...
September 21, 2017: Australian Journal of Primary Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931390/who-s-holding-the-baby-a-prospective-diary-study-of-the-contact-patterns-of-mothers-with-an-infant
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Patricia Therese Campbell, Jodie McVernon, Niraj Shrestha, Paula M Nathan, Nicholas Geard
BACKGROUND: Models of infectious disease are increasingly utilising empirical contact data to quantify the number of potentially infectious contacts between age groups. While a growing body of data is being collected on contact patterns across many populations, less attention has been paid to the social contacts of young infants. We collected information on the social contacts of primary carers of young infants and investigated their potential for use as a proxy for contacts made by their infant...
September 20, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931134/risk-activities-and-pre-travel-health-seeking-practices-of-notified-cases-of-imported-infectious-diseases-in-australia
#10
Prakash Paudel, C Raina, Nicholas Zwar, Holly Seale, Heather Worth, Mohamud Sheikh, Anita E Heywood
Background: Travellers are at risk of acquiring infectious diseases during travel, with risks differing by destination, travel and traveller characteristics. A pre-travel health consultation may minimize this risk. However, uptake of pre-travel health advice remains low. We investigated pre-travel health preparations and disease-specific risk behaviours among notified cases of selected travel-associated infectious diseases imported into Australia. Methods: Prospective enhanced surveillance of notified cases of typhoid, paratyphoid, measles, hepatitis A, hepatitis E, malaria and chikungunya was conducted in two Australian states between February 2013 and January 2014...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Travel Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930235/current-usage-of-traditional-chinese-medicine-for-breast-cancer-a-narrative-approach-to-the-experiences-of-women-with-breast-cancer-in-australia-a-pilot-study
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Dianna Porter, Suzanne Cochrane, Xiaoshu Zhu
Background: The use of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) by breast cancer patients is growing. Few studies have examined the complexity of breast cancer survivors' attitudes, lived experiences, barriers, and perceptions in using TCM as part of their treatment journey. This article examines breast cancer survivors' experiences, perceptions of, and benefits (or not) in using TCM. Methods: Qualitative research, using semi-structured interviews, was the chosen methodology. Results: Participants used TCM as a form of self-help and as a complement, not an alternative, to standard care...
April 21, 2017: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930030/mild-illness-during-outbreak-of-shiga-toxin-producing-escherichia-coli-o157-infections-associated-with-agricultural-show-australia
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Bhakti R Vasant, Russell J Stafford, Amy V Jennison, Sonya M Bennett, Robert J Bell, Christine J Doyle, Jeannette R Young, Susan A Vlack, Paul Titmus, Debra El Saadi, Kari A J Jarvinen, Patricia Coward, Janine Barrett, Megan Staples, Rikki M A Graham, Helen V Smith, Stephen B Lambert
During a large outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli illness associated with an agricultural show in Australia, we used whole-genome sequencing to detect an IS1203v insertion in the Shiga toxin 2c subunit A gene of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli. Our study showed that clinical illness was mild, and hemolytic uremic syndrome was not detected.
October 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930020/ross-river-virus-seroprevalence-french-polynesia-2014-2015
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Maite Aubry, Anita Teissier, Michael Huart, Sébastien Merceron, Jessica Vanhomwegen, Claudine Roche, Anne-Laure Vial, Sylvianne Teururai, Sébastien Sicard, Sylvie Paulous, Philippe Desprès, Jean-Claude Manuguerra, Henri-Pierre Mallet, Didier Musso, Xavier Deparis, Van-Mai Cao-Lormeau
Ross River virus (RRV), spread by Aedes and Culex mosquitoes, is the most commonly transmitted arbovirus in Australia. A serosurvey of blood donors in French Polynesia during 2011-2013 suggested that RRV circulated without being detected. We report RRV circulation in French Polynesia based on further screening of blood samples collected during 2014-2015.
October 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929828/increased-risk-of-aseptic-loosening-for-43-525-rotating-platform-vs-fixed-bearing-total-knee-replacements
#14
Oystein Gothesen, Stein Hakon L Lygre, Michelle Lorimer, Stephen Graves, Ove Furnes
Background and purpose - Given similar functional outcomes with mobile and fixed bearings, a difference in survivorship may favor either. This study investigated the risk of aseptic loosening for the most used subtypes of mobile-bearing rotating-platform knees, in Norway and Australia. Patients and methods - Primary TKRs reported to the Norwegian and Australian joint registries, between 2003 and 2014, were analyzed with aseptic loosening as primary end-point and all revisions as secondary end-point. We hypothesized that no difference would be found in the rate of revision between rotating-platform and the most used fixed-bearing TKRs, or between keeled and non-keeled tibia...
September 20, 2017: Acta Orthopaedica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929641/patients-choice-between-public-and-private-hospital-emergency-departments-a-cross-sectional-survey
#15
Jun He, Xiang-Yu Hou, Ghasem Sam Toloo, Gerry FitzGerald
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to understand what factors influence patients' choice between public and private hospital ED and the relative weight of those factors among adult patients with private health insurance in Australia. METHODS: A survey of 280 patients was conducted in four public and private hospitals' EDs in Brisbane between May and August 2015. The survey included information about respondent's demographics, nature of illness, decision-making, attitudes and choice...
September 19, 2017: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929609/benchmarking-against-the-national-emergency-laparotomy-audit-recommendations
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Yiu Ming Ho, Julie Cappello, Ramin Kousary, Brian McGowan, Arkadiusz P Wysocki
BACKGROUND: The Royal College of Anaesthetists published the National Emergency Laparotomy Audit (NELA) to describe and compare inpatient care and outcomes of major emergency abdominal surgery in England and Wales in 2015 and 2016. The purpose of this article is to compare emergency abdominal surgical care and mortality in a regional hospital (Logan Hospital, Queensland, Australia) with NELA results. METHODS: Data were extracted from two databases. All deaths from May 2010 to April 2015 were reviewed and patients who had an emergency abdominal operation within 30 days of death were identified...
September 19, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929586/cancer-in-australia-actual-incidence-data-from-1982-to-2013-and-mortality-data-from-1982-to-2014-with-projections-to-2017
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Cancer is a major cause of illness in Australia and therefore ongoing monitoring of cancer in Australia is important. This study sources data from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) and reports actual number of cases diagnosed and deaths, for all cancers combined and selected cancers, from 1982 to 2013 for incidence and from 1982 to 2014 for mortality, with projections to 2017 for both. It is estimated that 134 174 new cases of cancer (excluding basal and squamous cell carcinomas of the skin) will be diagnosed in 2017...
September 20, 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929540/diabetes-management-in-a-foreign-land-a-case-study-on-chinese-australians
#18
Tammie S T Choi, Karen Z Walker, Claire Palermo
The aim of this study was to understand the experience of Chinese migrants living with type 2 diabetes in Australia and explore their culturally specific diabetes management needs, habits and expectations in the Australian context to help shape an Australian Chinese diabetes service. A case study approach was employed across two Australian cities (Melbourne and Sydney), using participant-observations and qualitative interviews. Purposive sampling was used to find diabetes education sessions for observation and facilitators for interviews before snowball technique was used to identify relevant clinicians...
September 19, 2017: Health & Social Care in the Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929537/the-value-of-local-registry-data-for-describing-cervical-cancer-management-and-outcomes-over-three-decades-in-australia
#19
D Roder, M Davy, S Selva-Nayagam, R Gowda, S Paramasivam, J Adams, D Keefe, M Eckert, K Powell, K Fusco, D Buranyi-Trevarton, M K Oehler
Registry data on invasive cervical cancers (n = 1,274) from four major hospitals (1984-2012) were analysed to determine their value for informing local service delivery in Australia. The methodology comprised disease-specific survival analyses using Kaplan-Meier product-limit estimates and Cox proportional hazards models and treatment analyses using logistic regression. Five- and 10-year survivals were 72% and 68%, respectively, equating with relative survival estimates for Australia and the USA. Most common treatments were surgery and radiotherapy...
September 20, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929206/adaptive-management-of-environmental-flows-using-irrigation-infrastructure-to-deliver-environmental-benefits-during-a-large-hypoxic-blackwater-event-in-the-southern-murray-darling-basin-australia
#20
Robyn J Watts, R Keller Kopf, Nicole McCasker, Julia A Howitt, John Conallin, Ian Wooden, Lee Baumgartner
Widespread flooding in south-eastern Australia in 2010 resulted in a hypoxic (low dissolved oxygen, DO) blackwater (high dissolved carbon) event affecting 1800 kilometres of the Murray-Darling Basin. There was concern that prolonged low DO would result in death of aquatic biota. Australian federal and state governments and local stakeholders collaborated to create refuge areas by releasing water with higher DO from irrigation canals via regulating structures (known as 'irrigation canal escapes') into rivers in the Edward-Wakool system...
September 19, 2017: Environmental Management
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