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Submissions from 2011

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Parent experience of implementing effective home programs, Iona Novak

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Predicting equipment needs of children with cerebral palsy using the Gross Motor Function Classification System: A cross-sectional study, Iona Novak, Hayley Smithers-Sheedy, and Cathy Morgan

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Reducing rates of severe hypoglycemia in a population-based cohort of children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes over the decade 2000–2009, Susan M. O'Connell, Matthew N. Cooper, Max K. Bulsara, Elizabeth A. Davis, and Timothy W. Jones

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Comparison of 3MP medical-grade to 1MP office-grade LCD monitors in mammographic diagnostic and perceptual performance, Aaron H J Ong, Alex G. Pitman, Shu Yi Tan, Samuel Gledhill, Oliver Hennessy, Belinda Lui, Wayne Lemish, Paul Tauro, Colin Styles, Emma Pun, John Waugh, Meenakshi Padmanabhan, and Allan Lee

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Knowledge and perceptions regarding oral and pharyngeal carcinoma among adult dental patients, Jae Park, Linda Slack-Smith, Andrew Smith, Agnieszka Frydrych, Ilse O'Ferrall, and Max K. Bulsara

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Intrareader variability in mammographic diagnostic and perceptual performance amongst experienced radiologists in Australia, Alexander Gregory Pitman, Shu Yi Tan, Aaron Hean Jin Ong, Samuel Gledhill, Paul Tauro, Wayne Lemish, John Waugh, Meenakshi Padmanabhan, Belinda Lui, Oliver Hennessy, Colin Styles, and Emma Pun

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Body adiposity in later life and the incidence of dementia: The health in men study, Brian D. Power, Helman Alfonso, Leon Flicker, Graeme J. Hankey, Bu B. Yeap, and Osvaldo P. Almeida

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A randomised trial of a four-step multidisciplinary approach to the antenatal care of obese pregnant women, Julie A. Quinlivan, Lawrence T. Lam, and Jane Fisher

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Comparison of noninvasive models of fibrosis in chronic hepatitis B, S C. Raftopoulos, J George, M Bourliere, E Rossi, W B. De Boer, G P. Jeffrey, M Bulsara, D J. Speers, G MacQuillan, and H L I Ching

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Are we neglecting extra-vascular pressures?, Adrian Regli and Bart De Keulenaer

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The role of femoral venous pressure and femoral venous oxygen saturation in the setting of intra-abdominal hypertension: A pig model, Adrian Regli, Bart L. De Keulenaer, Lisen E. Hockings, Gabrielle C. Musk, Brigit Roberts, and Peter V. van Heerden

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A retrospective analysis of primary diagnosis, comorbidities, anticholinergic load, and other factors on treatment for noisy respiratory secretions at the end of life, Caitlin Sheehan, Katherine Clark, Lawrence Lam, and Richard Chye

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Randomised controlled trial analysing supplementation with 250 versus 500 units of vitamin D3, sun exposure and surrounding factors in breastfed infants, Aris Siafarikas, Helmut Piazena, Uwe Feister, Max K. Bulsara, Hans Meffert, and Volker Hesse

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Relative risk of different operations for medial compartment osteoarthritis of the knee, Jerzy M. Sikorski and Joanna Zophia Sikorski

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Cooperation between somatic Ikaros and Notch1 mutations at the inception of T-ALL, Yovina Sontani, Gavin Chapman, Peter Papathanasiou, Sally Dunwoodie, Christopher C. Goodnow, and Gerard F. Hoyne

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Pearls and pitfalls of magnetic resonance imaging of the upper extremity, Mark W. Strudwick, Suzanne E. Anderson, Simon Dimmick, Matthew D. Saltzman, and Wellington K. Hsu

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Multicenter evaluation of an intrapericardial left ventricular assist system, Martin Strueber, Gerry O'Driscoll, Paul Jansz, Ashgar Khaghani, Wayne C. Levy, George M. Wieselthaler, and HeartWare Investigators

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Incidence and severity of neck injury in Rugby Union: A systematic review, Michael S. Swain, Reidar P. Lystad, Henry Pollard, and Rod Bonello

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Psychiatric morbidity at a female residential drug treatment centre in Hong Kong, Alan Tang, Rachel Y K Cheung, H J Liang, Gabor S. Ungvari, and W K Tang

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Referral patterns and clinical characteristics of subjects referred to substance abuse clinic of a regional hospital in Hong Kong, Alan Tang, H J Liang, Gabor S. Ungvari, and W K Tang

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Absence of cerebral microbleeds predicts reversion of vascular ‘cognitive impairment no dementia’ in stroke, Wai Kwong Tang, Yang-Kun Chen, Jin-Yan Lu, Adrian Wong, Vincent Mok, Winnie C W Chu, Gabor S. Ungvari, and Ka Sing Wong

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Is insomnia associated with suicidality in stroke?, Wai-Kwong Tang, Jin-Yan Lu, Huajun Liang, Tse-Ting Chan, Vincent Mok, Gabor S. Ungvari, and Ka-Sing Wong

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Cerebral microbleeds and quality of life in acute ischemic stroke, W K. Tang, Y K. Chen, J Lu, A T. Ahuja, W C W Chu, V C T Mok, Gabor S. Ungvari, Y T. Xiang, and K S. Wong

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Cerebral microbleeds and depression in Lacunar Stroke, W K. Tang, Y K. Chen, J Y. Lu, Winnie C W Chu, V C T Mok, Gabor S. Ungvari, and K S. Wong

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Comparison of readers' detection of right-sided and left-sided breast cancers and microcalcifications, Shu Yi Tan, Alex Pitman, Aaron Hean Jin Ong, Samuel Gledhill, Emma Pun, Colin Styles, Meenakshi Padmanabhan, Paul Tauro, John Waugh, Wayne Lemish, Oliver Hennessy, and Belinda Lui

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Reliability of the quality of upper extremity skills test for children with cerebral palsy aged 2 to 12 years, Megan Thorley, Natasha Lannin, Anne Cusick, Iona Novak, and Roslyn Boyd

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Is the patient’s voice under-heard in family conferences in palliative care? A question from Sydney, Australia, Bernadette Tobin, Elizabeth A. Lobb, Edward Roper, and Jane Ingham

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Fibrin glue and porcine-derived mesh repair of ruptured umbilical hernia in a patient with ascites, Philip Tong, Jennifer Ha, and Harsha Chandraratna

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Primary localized cutaneous nodular amyloidosis successfully treated with cyclophosphamide, Philip L. Tong, William A. Walker, Ross J. Glancy, Julian P. Cooney, and Kurt Gebauer

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Rasch analysis on OSCE data: An illustrative example, Elina Tor and Carole Steketee

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Increasing children's physical activity: Individual, social, and environmental factors associated with walking to and from school, Georgina S A Trapp, Billie Giles-Corti, Hayley E. Christian, Max Bulsara, Anna F. Timperio, Gavin R. McCormach, and Karen P. Villanueva

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On your bike! A cross-sectional study of the individual, social and environmental correlates of cycling to school, Georgina S A Trapp, Billie Giles-Corti, Hayley E. Christian, Max Bulsara, Anna F. Timperio, Gavin R. McCormack, and Karen P. Villaneuva

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Cervical muscle area measurements in acute whiplash patients and controls, Erika J. Ulbrich, Suzanne E. Anderson, Andre Busato, Susanne Abderhalden, Chris Boesch, Heinz Zimmermann, Paul Heini, Juerg Hodler, and Matthias Sturzenegger

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Alterations of the transverse ligament: An MRI study comparing patients with acute whiplash and matched control subjects, Erika Jasmin Ulbrich, Sandra Eigenheer, Chris Boesch, Juerg Hodler, André Busato, Christian Schraner, Suzanne E. Anderson, Harald Bonel, Heinz Zimmermann, and Matthias Sturzenegger

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Withdrawal of alcohol promotes regression while continued alcohol intake promotes persistence of LPS-induced pancreatic injury in alcohol-fed rats, Alain Vonlaufen, Phoebe A. Phillips, Zhihong Xu, Xuguo Zhang, Lu yang, Ron Pirola, Jeremy S. Wilson, and Minoti V. Apte

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Development and pilot testing of an online screening decision aid for men with a family history of prostate cancer, Claire E. Wakefield, Kaaren J. Watts, Bettina Meiser, Ursula Sansom-Daly, Alex Barratt, Graham J. Mann, Elizabeth A. Lobb, Clara L. Gaff, Kirsten Howard, and Manish I. Patel

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Modified constraint-induced therapy for children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy: A randomized trial, Margaret Wallen, Jenny Ziviani, Olivia Naylor, Ruth Evans, Iona Novak, and Robert D. Herbert

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Predictive validity of the Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admission Test for medical students’ academic performance, Barry N J Walters

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Insight in Chinese schizophrenia patients: A 12-month follow-up, Y Wang, Y-T Xiang, C-Y Wang, H F K Chiu, J-P Zhao, Q Chen, S S M Chan, E H M Lee, W-K Tang, and G S. Ungvari

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Comparison of criterion-based checklist scoring and global rating scales for the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) in pre- clinical year medical students, Michael Wan, Rosa Canalese, Lawrence Lam, R Petersen, Julie Quinlivan, and Gavin Frost

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Identifying high risk groups for sexually transmitted infections and blood borne viruses upon admission to prison in Western Australia, Rochelle Watkins, Donna B. Mak, and Crystal Connelly

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Elastic properties of the central airways in obstructive lung diseases measured using anatomical optical coherence tomography, Jonathon P. Williamson, Robert A. McLaughlin, William J. Noffsinger, Alan L. James, Vanessa A. baker, Andrea Curatolo, Julian J. Armstrong, Adrian Regli, Kelly L. Shepherd, Guy B. Marks, David D. Sampson, David R. Hillman, and Peter R. Eastwood

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Beyond the rhetoric: How can non-government organisations contribute to reducing health disparities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people?, Lisa Wood, Trevor Shilton, Lyn Dimer, Julie Smith, and Timothy Leahy

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Are adolescents’ decisions about prenatal screening for Down Syndrome informed? A controlled, prospective study, Karen H. Wynter, Heather J. Rowe, Jane R. Fisher, Mardiana Lee, and Julie A. Quinlivan

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Tardive dyskinesia in the treatment of schizophrenia: The findings of the Research on Asian Psychotropic Prescription Pattern (REAP) survey (2001 – 2009), Y-T Xiang, C-Y Wang, T-M Si, E H M Lee, Y-L He, Gabor S. Ungvari, H F K Chiu, S-Y Yang, M-Y Chong, C-H Tan, E-H Kua, S Fujii, K Sim, K H Yong, J K Trivedi, E-K Chung, P Udomratn, K-Y Chee, N Sartorius, and N Shinfuku

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The low frequency of reported sexual dysfunction in Asian patients with schizophrenia (2001–2009): Low occurrence or ignored side effect?, Y-T Xiang, C-Y Wang, T-M Si, E H M Lee, Y-L He, Gabor S. Ungvari, H F K Chiu, S-Y Yang, M-Y Chong, C-H Tan, E-H Kua, S Fujii, K Sim, K H Yong, J K Trivedi, E-K Chung, P Udomratn, K-Y Chee, N Sartorius, and N Shinfuku

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Use of anticholinergic drugs in patients with schizophrenia in Asia from 2001 to 2009, Y -T Xiang, C -Y Wang, T -M Si, E H M Lee, Y -L Lee, Gabor S. Ungvari, H F K Chiu, S -Y Yang, M -Y Chong, C -H Tan, E -H Kua, S Fuji, K Sim, K H. Yong, J K. Trivedi, K Chung, P Udomratn, K -Y Chee, N Sartorius, and N Shinfuku

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Weight changes and their associations with demographic and clinical characteristics in risperidone maintenance treatment for schizophrenia, Y.-T Xiang, C.-Y Wang, Gabor S. Ungvari, J A. Kreyenbuhl, H F K Chiu, K Y C Lai, E H M Lee, Q.-J Bo, and L B. Dixon

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Clozapine use in schizophrenia: Findings of the Research on Asia Psychotropic Prescription (REAP) studies from 2001 to 2009, Yu-Tao Xiang, Chuan-Yue Wang, Tian-Mei Si, Edwin H M Lee, Yan-Ling He, Gabor S. Ungvari, Helen F K Chiu, Naotaka Shinfuku, Shu-Yu Yang, Mian-Yoon Chong, Ee-Heok Kua, Senta Fujii, Kang Sim, Michael K H Yong, Jitendra K. Trivedi, Eun-Kee Chung, Pichet Udomratn, Kok-Yoon Chee, Norman Sartorius, Lisa B. Dixon, Julie A. Kreyenbuhl, and Chay-Hoon Tan

Submissions from 2010

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How should we conduct and interpret phase III clinical trials in palliative care?, Amy P. Abernethy, Katherine Clark, and David C. Currow

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Effect of palliative oxygen versus room air in relief of breathlessness in patients with refractory dyspnoea: A double-blind, randomised controlled trial, Amy P. Abernethy, Christine F. McDonald, Peter A. Frith, Katherine Clark, James E. Herndon, Jennifer Marcello, Iven H. Young, Janet Bull, Andrew Wilcock, Sara Booth, Jane L. Wheeler, James A. Tulskey, Alan J. Crockett, and David C. Currow

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Systemic decreases in cutaneous innervation after burn injury, James R. Anderson, John S. Zorbas, Jacqueline K. Phillips, Joanne L. Harrison, Linda F. Dawson, Sarah E. Bolt, Suzanne M. Rea, Jennifer E. Klatte, Ralf Paus, Bin Zhu, Natalie L. Giles, Peter D. Drummond, Fiona M. Wood, and Mark W. Fear

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Femoroacetabular impingement: Evidence of an established hip abnormality, Suzanne E. Anderson, Klaus A. Siebenrock, and Moritz Tannast

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Effect of high flow oxygen on mortality in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients in prehospital setting: Randomised controlled trial, Michael A. Austin, Karen E. Wills, Leigh Blizzard, Haydn Walters, and Richard Wood-Baker

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Reducing inappropriate diagnostic practice through education and decision support, Phillip J. Bairstow, Jennifer Persaud, Richard Mendelson, and Long Nguyen

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Risk assessment and management in bipolar disorders, Darryl L. Bassett

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Highs and lows of bipolar disorder: Modern treatments, Darryl L. Bassett and David J. Castle

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Pandemic influenza testing at the coalface: Time for reassessment?, Miles H. Beaman and Michael J. Leung

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Ambient wood smoke exposure and respiratory symptoms in Tasmania, Australia, C M. Bennett, S C. Dharmage, M Matheson, J L. Gras, J markos, D Mészáros, J Hopper, Haydn Walters, and M J. Abramson

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A bridge between cultures: interpreters’ perspectives of consultations with migrant oncology patients, Phyllis N. Butow, Elizabeth A. Lobb, Michael Jefford, David Goldstein, Maurice Eisenbruch, Araf Girgis, Madeleine King, Ming Sze, Lynley Aldridge, and Penelope Schofield

Office based procedures, Frances Cadden

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Comparison of pandemic (HIN1) 2009 and seasonal influenza, Western Australia, 2009, Dale Carcione, Carolien Giele, Gary K. Dowse, Donna B. Mak, Leigh Goggin, Kelly Kwan, Simon Williams, David Smith, and Paul Effler

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Association between 2009 seasonal influenza vaccine and influenza-like illness during the 2009 pandemic: Preliminary results of a large household transmission study in Western Australia, D Carcione, C Giele, L S. Goggin, K S. Kwan, D W. Smith, G K. Dowse, Donna B. Mak, and P Effler

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Maternal age at birth and childhood type 1 diabetes: A pooled analysis of 30 observational studies, Chris R. Cardwell, Lars C. Stene, Geir Joner, Max K. Bulsara, Ondrej Cinek, Joachim Rosenbauer, Johnny Ludvigsson, Mireia Jané, Jannet Svensson, Michael J. Goldacre, Thomas Waldhoer, Przamyslawa Jarosz-Chobot, Suely GA Gimeno, Lee-Ming Chuang, Roger C. Parslow, Emma JK Wadsworth, Amanda Chetwynd, Paolo Pozzilli, Girts Brigis, Brone Urbonaitė, Sandra Sipetic, Edith Schober, Gabriele Devoti, Constantin Ionescu-Tirgoviste, Carine E. de Beaufort, Denka Stoyanov, Karsten Buschard, and Chris C. Patterson

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Birth order and childhood type 1 diabetes risk: A pooled analysis of 31 observational studies, Chris R. Cardwell, Lars C. Stene, Geir Joner, Max K. Bulsara, Ondrej Cinek, Joachim Rosenbauer, Johnny Ludvigsson, Janet Svensson, Michael J. Goldacre, Thomas Waldhoer, Przemysława Jarosz-Chobot, Suely G A Gimeno, Lee-Ming Chuang, Christine L. Roberts, Roger C. Parslow, Emma J K Wadsworth, Amanda Chetwynd, Girts Brigis, Brone Urbonaitė, Sandra Šipetić, Edith Schober, Gabriele Devoti, Constantin Ionescu-Tirgoviste, Carine E. de Beaufort, Denka Stoyanov, Karsten Buschard, Katja Radon, Christopher Glatthaar, and Chris C. Patterson

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Precocious bilateral hip joint osteoarthritis is a “form-fruste” of the arthropathy of hereditary haemochromatosis, Graeme J. Carroll

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Ferritin concentrations in synovial fluid are higher in osteoarthritis patients with HFE gene mutations (C282Y or H63D), Graeme J. Carroll, G Sharma, A Upadhyay, and J A. Jazayeri

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Palliative care for non-pain symptoms, Katherine Clark

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The use of digital rectal examinations in palliative care inpatients, Katherine Clark, David C. Currow, and Nicholas J. Talley

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The impact of opioids, anticholinergic medications and disease progression on the prescription of laxatives in hospitalized palliative care patients: A retrospective analysis, Katherine Clark, Lawrence T. Lam, M Agar, R Chye, and David C. Currow

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Current approaches to diagnosing and managing constipation in advanced cancer and palliative care, Katherine Clark, Kat Urban, and David C. Currow

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Self-management for osteoarthritis of the knee: Does mode of delivery influence outcome?, Sophie Coleman, Jean McQuade, Jessica Rose, Charles Inderjeeth, Graeme J. Carroll, and N Kathryn Briffa

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Pathways home: Comparing voluntary IT and non-IT users participating in a mentored self-management project, Elizabeth Cummings, Andrew Robinson, Helen Courtney-Pratt, Helen Cameron-Tucker, Richard Wood-Baker, E Haydn Walters, and Paul Turner

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The use of prolotherapy in the sacroiliac joint, Manuel F. Cusi, J Saunders, B Hungerford, T Wisbey-Roth, P Lucas, and Stephen Wilson

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Determinants of severe hypoglycemia complicating type 2 diabetes: The Fremantle Diabetes Study, Timothy M E Davis, Simon G A Brown, Ian G. Jacobs, Max K. Bulsara, David G. Bruce, and Wendy A. Davis

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MDCT evaluation of injuries after tram accidents in pedestrians, Andre W. Demant, Christopher Bangard, Henning Bovenschulte, Emmanouil Skouras, Suzanne E. Anderson, and Klaus J. Lackner

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Letter to the editor - In reply, Girish Deshpande, Shripada Rao, Sanjay Patole, and Max K. Bulsara

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Updated meta-analysis of probiotics for preventing Necrotizing Enterocolitis in preterm neonates, Girish Deshpande, Shripada Rao, Sanjay Patole, and Max K. Bulsara

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Household responses to pandemic (H1N1) 2009–related school closures, Perth, Western Australia, Paul V. Effler, Dale Carcione, Carolien Giele, Gary K. Dowse, Leigh Goggin, and Donna B. Mak

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Venom immunotherapy for preventing allergic reactions to insect stings, Mariam Elremeli, Max K. Bulsara, Michael Daniels, and Robert J. Boyle

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International consensus statement for the use of botulinum toxin treatment in adults and children with neurological impairments – Introduction, A Esquenazi, Iona Novak, G Sheean, B J. Singer, and A B. Ward

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Thiamine supplementation increases serum thiamine and reduces pyruvate and lactate levels in burn patients, Sian Falder, Robyn Silla, Michael Phillips, Suzanne Rea, Reuven Gurfinkel, Esther Baur, Anthony Bartley, Fiona M. Wood, and Mark W. Fear

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Botulinum toxin assessment, intervention and follow-up for paediatric upper limb hypertonicity: International consensus statement, D Fehlings, Iona Novak, S Berweck, B Hoare, N S. Stott, and R N. Russo

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Q Fever cholecystitis in an unvaccinated butcher diagnosed by gallbladder polymerase chain reaction, Mel Figtree, Spiros Miyakis, John Stenos, Stephen Graves, Susan Botham, Mark Ferson, and Steven Krilis

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Phosphonate metabolism in Helicobacter pylori, Justin L. Ford, Nadeem O. Kaakoush, and George L. Mendz

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Hepatitis A and B vaccination: The rate of uptake and course completion in patients with Hepatitis C, Trinity Fredericks, Kellie Kwan, and Donna B. Mak

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Severe back pain - Is it a spinal abscess?, Gordian Fulde and Sascha Fulde

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The information and support needs of patients diagnosed with high grade glioma, Georgia K B Halkett, Elizabeth A. Lobb, Lynn Oldham, and Anna K. Nowak

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Meeting breast cancer patients' information needs during radiotherapy: What can we do to improve the information and support that is currently provided?, G K B Halkett, L J. Kristjanson, Elizabeth A. Lobb, C O'Driscoll, M Taylor, and N Spry

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Comparing patients' perceptions of IMGs and local Australian graduates in rural general practice, Catherine Harding, Naresh Parajuli, Luke Johnston, and Louis Pilotto

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Rural student doctors top city colleagues: Representation of a rural clinical school in the rural press, Catherine Harding and Louis Pilotto

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Management options to treat gastrointestinal bleeding in patients supported on rotary left ventricular assist devices: A single-center experience, Helen M. Hayes, Lawrence G. Dembo, Robert Larbalestier, and Gerry O'Driscoll

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Chronic extra-aortic balloon counterpulsation: First-in-human pilot study in end-stage heart failure, Christopher S. Hayward, William S. Peters, Alan F. Merry, Peter N. Ruygrok, Paul Jansz, Gerry O'Driscoll, Robert I. Larbalestier, Julian A. Smith, Betty Ho, Malcolm E. Legget, and F Paget Milsom

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Objective measurement of fluency in natural language production: A dynamic systems approach, Kathryn Hird and Kim Kirsner

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A comparison of central and mixed venous oxygen saturation in circulatory failure, Kwok M. Ho, Richard Harding, Jenny Chamberlain, and Max K. Bulsara

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Regional anaesthesia for bilateral upper limb surgery: A review of challenges and solutions, J Holborow and Graham Hocking

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Dopaminergic challenges in social anxiety disorder: evidence for dopamine D3 desensitisation following successful treatment with serotonergic antidepressants, S. Hood, J. Potokar, S. Davies, Dana Hince, K. Morris, K. Seddon, D. Nutt, and S. Argyropoulos

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‘Just like you’: A disability awareness programme for children that enhanced knowledge, attitudes and acceptance: Pilot study findings, Nicole Ison, Sarah McIntyre, Sophie Rothery, Hayley Smithers-Sheedy, Shona Goldsmith, Samantha Parsonage, and Liz Foy

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Interleukin-6 subfamily cytokines and rheumatoid arthritis: Role of antagonists, Jalal A. Jazayeri, Graeme J. Carroll, and Ann B. Vernallis

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Targeting the glycoprotein 130 receptor subunit to control pain and inflammation, Jalal A. Jazayeri, Aradhana Upadhyay, Ann B. Vernallis, and Graeme J. Carroll