Scholarly papers and presentations by staff in the Health Sciences and Medicine Faculty


Documents from 2012


Does Bradford's Law of Scattering predict the size of the literature in Cochrane Reviews?, Charlotte E. Nash-Stewart, Lisa M. Kruesi, and Chris Del Mar


Load carriage: Impacts and conditioning, Rob Orr


The Australian Army load carriage context: A challenge for defence capability, Rob Orr

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder management: A role for physiotherapists and physical training instructors, Robin M. Orr and Neanne Bennett


The operational load carriage context of the Australian army soldier, Rob Orr, R. Pope, V. Johnston, and J. Coyle


Soldier load carriage: An investigation into the load carriage conditioning practices of the Australian Regular Army, Rob Orr, Rodney Pope, Venerina Johnston, and Julia Coyle

Load carriage: Reductions in soldier task performance and the risks posed, R. Orr, R. Pope, V. Johnston, and J. Coyle


The Green Prescription and older adults: What do general practitioners see as barriers?, Asmita Patel, Gregory S. Kolt, Justin Keogh, and Grant M. Schofield

Opposing effects of age and calorie restriction on molecular determinants of myocardial ischemic tolerance, Jason N. Peart, Louise S. See Hoe, Salvatore Pepe, Peter J. Johnson, and John Patrick Headrick

Six-week postnatal depression predicts parenting stress profiles in mothers of preterm children, Margo A. Pritchard, Paul B. Colditz, David Cartwright, Peter H. Gray, David Tudehope, and Elaine Beller


Bilateral supernumerary sternocleidomastoid heads with critical narrowing of the minor and major supraclavicular fossae: Clinical and surgical implications, Athanasios Raikos, George K. Paraskevas, Stefanos Triaridis, Panagiota Kordali, George Psillas, and Beate Brand-Saberi

Outcomes and challenges of implementing an ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management System in a clinical laboratory, Elizabeth Reid, Sue Kehrer, and Tony Badrick

Development and initial validation of a simple clinical decision tool to predict the presence of heart failure in primary care: The MICE (male, infarction, crepitations, edema) rule, Andrea K. Roalfe, Jonathon Mant, Jenny Doust, Pelham Barton, Martn R. Cowie, P. Glasziou, David Mant, Richard J. McManus, Roger Holder, Jonathon J. Deeks, Robert N. Doughty, Arno W. Hoes, Kate Fletcher, and F.D.Richard Hobbs

Guiding principles for printed education materials: Design preferences of people with aphasia, Tanya A. Rose, Linda E. Worrall, Louise M. Hickson, and Tammy Hoffmann

Muscarinic agonists and antagonists: Effects on the urinary bladder, Donna J. Sellers and Russ Chess-Williams

Resistance training can improve fine manual dexterity in essential tremor patients: A preliminary study, Graeme Sequeira, Justin W. Keogh, and Justin J. Kavanagh

Modifiable lifestyle and environmental risk factors affecting the retinal microcirculation, Kevin Serre and Muhammad Bayu Sasongko

Preliminary findings in the heart rate variability and haemorheology response to varied frequency and duration of walking in women 65–74 yr with type 2 diabetes, Michael J. Simmonds, Clare L. Minahan, Kevin Serre, Gregory Gass, Sonya Marshall-Gradisnik, Luke J. Haseler, and Surendran Sabapathy


Low-fat diets for acquired hypercholesterolaemia, Neil A. Smart, Belinda Marshall, Maxine Daley, Elie Boulos, Janelle Windus, Nadine Baker, and Nigel Kwok

Individual patient meta-analysis of exercise training effects on systemic brain natriuretic peptide expression in heart failure, Neil A. Smart, T Meyer, J A. Butterfield, S C. Faddy, C Passino, G Malfatto, Svandis Jonsdottir, F Sarullo, U Wisloff, C Vigorito, and F Giallauria


A is for Aphorism - If 'a physician who treats himself has a fool for a patient' - are we all fools?, Jane W. Smith

What imaging for ankle sprains? Evidence based medicine in practice, Jane W. Smith and Paul P. Glasziou


A biomechanical comparison of the traditional squat, powerlifting squat, and box squat, Paul A. Swinton, Ray Lloyd, Justin W. L. Keogh, Ioannis Agouris, and Arthur D. Stewart

Effect of load positioning on the kinematics and kinetics of weighted vertical jumps, Paul A. Swinton, Arthur D. Stewart, Ray Lloyd, Ioannis Agouris, and Justin W. L. Keogh

Blood pressure re-screening for healthy adults: What is the best measure and interval?, Osamu Takahashi, Paul Glasziou, Rafael Perera, Takuro Shimbo, and Tsuguya Fukui

Morphological evidence of an altered process of synaptic transcytosis in adult rats exposed to ethanol, Yoshiki Takeuchi, Takanori Miki, Jun-Qian Liu, Ken-Ichi Ohta, Katsuhiko Warita, Yoshiki Matsumoto, Shingo Suzuki, Motoki Tamai, Kiyoshi Ameno, Kuldip Singh Bedi, and Tomiko Yakura


Prognostic value of semi-quantitative bacteruria counts in the diagnosis of group B streptococcus urinary tract infection: a 4-year retrospective study in adult patients, Chee K. Tan, Kimberly B. Ulett, Michael Steele, William H. Benjamin, and Glenn C. Ulett

Hypoxia-mediated prior induction of monocyte-expressed HSP72 and HSP32 provides protection to the disturbances to redox balance associated with human sub-maximal aerobic exercise, Lee Taylor, Angela R. Hillman, Adrian W. Midgley, Daniel J. Peart, Bryna Chrismas, and Lars McNaughton

The effect of the hyperbaric environment on heat shock protein 72 expression in vivo, Lee Taylor, Adrian W. Midgley, Marie E. Sandstrom, Bryna Chrismas, and Lars McNaughton

Parent–child interaction therapy: an evidence-based treatment for child maltreatment, Rae Thomas and Melanie J. Zimmer-Gembeck

Effects of fenofibrate on cardiovascular events in patients with diabetes, with and without prior cardiovascular disease: The Fenofibrate Intervention and Event Lowering in Diabetes (FIELD) study, Andrew Tonkin, David Hunt, Merryn Voysey, Antero Kesäniemi, Andrew Hamer, Jonathon Waites, Leo Mahar, Stewart Mann, Paul P. Glasziou, Peter Forder, John Simes, and Anthony C. Keech


Use of non-invasive brain stimulation in stroke, Bulent Turman and Sultan Tarlaci

A DRD2 and ANKK1 haplotype is associated with nicotine dependence, Joanne Voisey, Christopher D. Swagell, Ian Paul Hughes, Angela van Daal, Ernest Pascal Noble, Bruce Robert Lawford, Ross McDonald Young, and Charles Phillip Morris


Development of a clinical multiple-lunge test to predict falls in older adults, Ruth Wagenaar, Justin W. Keogh, and Denise Taylor


Obesity prevalence for athletes participating in soccer at the World Masters Games, Joe Walsh, Michael Climstein, Stephen Burke, Jyrki Kettunen, Ian Timothy Heazlewood, Mark DeBeliso, and Kent Adams


Modelling touch football (touch rugby) as a Markov process, Joe Walsh, Ian Timothy Heazlewood, and MIke Climstein

Anatomy of the plantar fascia, Scott C. Wearing

Footprint-based estimates of arch structure are confounded by body composition in adults, Scott C. Wearing, Nicole L. Grigg, Hin C. Lau, and James E. Smeathers

Comparative analysis of the structural properties of the collateral ligaments of the human knee, William T. Wilson, Angela H. Deakin, Anthony P. Payne, Frederic Picard, and Scott C. Wearing


Interrelationships between strength, anthropometrics, and strongmen performance in novice strongman athletes, Paul W. Winwood, Justin W. L. Keogh, and Nigel K. Harris

The risk of cancer in people with diabetes and chronic kidney disease, Germaine Wong, Sophia Zoungas, Serigne Lo, John Chalmers, Alan Cass, Bruce Neal, Mark Woodward, Vlado Perkovic, Paul P. Glasziou, Bryan Williams, Kirsten Howard, Jeremy R. Chapman, and Jonathon C. Craig

Responding to unprofessional behaviours, Roger Worthington and Richard Hays

Objective assessment of surgical training in flexor tendon repair: The utility of a low-cost porcine model as demonstrated by a single-subject research design, Elisabeth Zetlitz, Scott C. Wearing, Alexander C. Nicol, and Andrew Mackay Hart

Documents from 2011

Point-of-care testing for Hb A1c in the management of diabetes: A systematic review and metaanalysis, Lubna A. Al-Ansary, Andrew J. Farmer, Jennifer Hirst, Nia Roberts, Paul Glasziou, Rafael Perera, and Christopher P. Price

A retrospective study of chest pain in benign asbestos pleural disease, Roger K.A. Allen, Tess Crammond, Deborah Lennon, and Mary Waterhouse

Non-healing leg ulcers in a patient with dystrophic calcification and crest syndrome: A challenging clinical case, Mahmoud Al-Najjar and Mark J. Jackson


A rural undergraduate campus in England: Virtue from opportunity and necessity, M. Bartlett, R. K. McKinley, J. Wynn-Jones, and Richard Hays

Choosing health technology assessment and systematic review topics: The development of priority-setting criteria for patients' and consumers' interests, Hilda Bastian, Fülöp Scheibler, Marco Knelangen, Beate Zschorlich, Mona Nasser, and Andreas Waltering

Morbidity after iliac crest bone graft harvesting over an anterior versus posterior approach, Stephan T. Becker, Patrick H. Warnke, Eleonore Behrens, and Jörg Wiltfang

Feasibility study of real-time three-/four-dimensional ultrasound for epidural catheter insertion, D. Belavy, M. J. Ruitenberg, and R. B. Brijball


Reporting of effect direction and size in abstracts of systematic reviews, Elaine Beller, Paul P. Glasziou, Sally Hopewell, and Douglas G. Altman


Monitoring adherence to drug treatment by using change in cholesterol concentration: Secondary analysis of trial data, Katy J. L. Bell, Adrienne Kirby, Andrew Hayen, Les Irwig, and Paul Glasziou

Increasing access to consumer health organisations among patients with chronic disease - A randomised trial of a print-based intervention, Frances M. Boyle, Allyson J. Mutch, Julie H. Dean, Marie-Louise Dick, and Chris Del Mar


Prediction and surveillance of influenza epidemics, Justin R. Boyle, Ross S. Sparks, Gerben B. Keijzers, Julia L. Crilly, James F. Lind, and Louise M. Ryan

The primordium of a biological joint replacement: Coupling of two stem cell pathways in biphasic ultrasound compressed gel niches, Mariea A. Brady, Sureshan Sivananthan, Vivek Mudera, Qin Liu, Joerg Wiltfang, and Patrick H. Warnke

Informed consent for facial transplantation, Katrina A. Bramstedt

Is there a potential immune dysfunction with anabolic androgenic steroid use?: A review, Ekua W. Brenu, Lars McNaughton, and Sonya Marshall-Gradisnik

Immunomodulators as therapeutic strategies for managing Multiple Sclerosis, Ekua W. Brenu, Lotti Tajouri, Donald R. Staines, and Sonya Marshall-Gradisnik


Vasoactive neuropeptides in autoimmune diseases, Ekua W. Brenu, Lotti Tajouri, Donald R. Staines, and Sonya M. Marshall-Gradisnik


Immunological abnormalities as potential biomarkers in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Ekua W. Brenu, Mieke van Driel, Don R. Staines, Kevin Ashton, Sandra B. Ramos, James Keane, Nancy G. Kilmas, and Sonya Marshall-Gradisnik

Minimally invasive oesophagectomy: Current status and future direction, Nick Butler, Stuart Collins, Breda Memon, and Muhammed Ashraf Memon


Buteyko breathing for asthma (protocol), Thomas G. Campbell, Tammy Hoffmann, and Paul P. Glasziou

Limited chemotherapy and shrinking field radiotherapy for osteolymphoma (primary bone lymphoma): Results from the trans-Tasman radiation oncology group 99.04 and Australasian leukaemia and lymphoma group LY02 prospective trial, David Christie, Keith Dear, Thai Le, Michael Barton, Andrew Wirth, David Porter, Daniel Roos, and Gary Pratt


Incidence of chronic disease and lipid profile in veteran rugby athletes, Mike Climstein, Joe Walsh, John Best, Ian Timothy Heazlewood, Stephen Burke, Jyrki Kettunen, Kent Adams, and Mark DeBeliso


Treatment for recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis (thrush) (protocol), Georga Cooke, Cathy Watson, Jane W. Smith, Marie Pirotta, and Mieke van Driel

The impact of a temporary medical ward closure on emergency department and hospital service delivery outcomes, Julia Crilly, Gerben Keijzers, Dirken Krahn, Michael Steele, David Green, and Janeen Freeman


Linking ambulance, emergency department and hospital admissions data: Understanding the emergency journey, Julia L. Crilly, John A. O'Dwyer, Marilla A. O'Dwyer, James F. Lind, Julia A.L. Peters, Vivienne C. Tippett, Marianne C. Wallis, Nerolie F. Bost, and Gerben B. Keijzers

A-Z of nutritional supplements: dietary supplements, sports nutrition foods and ergogenic aids for health and performance-part 20, K. Currell, W. Derave, I. Everaert, Lars McNaughton, G. Slater, L.M. Burke, S.J. Stear, and L.M. Castell

Integrating patients’ views into health technology assessment: Analytic hierarchy process (AHP) as a method to elicit patient preferences, Marion Danner, J. Marjan Hummel, Fabian Volz, Jeannette G. van Manen, Beate Wiegard, Charalabos-Markos Dintsios, Hilda Bastian, Andreas Gerber, and Maarten J. Ijzerman


Delayed duodenal hematoma and pancreatitis from a seatbelt injury, Katherine DeAmbrosis, Manjunath S. Subramanya, Breda Memon, and Muhammed Ashraf Memon


New investments in primary care in Australia, Chris Del Mar


Problems and promises of innovation: Why healthcare needs to rethink its love/hate relationship with the new, Mary Dixon-Woods, Rene Amalberti, Steve Goodman, Bo Bergman, and Paul Glasziou


A is for aphorism - A woman is pregnant until proven otherwise, Jenny Doust

Stroke patients' awareness of risk and readiness to change behaviors, Sally Eames, Tammy Hoffmann, Linda Worrall, and Stephen Read


Women with intellectual disabilities: A study of sexuality, sexual abuse and protection skills, Gillian Eastgate, Mieke Van Driel, Nicholas G. Lennox, and Elly Scheermeyer


Surgical repair of spontaneous perineal tears that occur during childbirth versus no intervention, Suzan M.A. Elharmeel, Yasmin Chaudhary, Stephanie Tan, Elly Scheermeyer, Ashraf Hanafy, and Mieke van Driel

Rural maternity care and health policy: Parents' experiences, Rebecca Evans, Craig Veitch, Richard Hays, Michele Clark, and Sarah Larkins

Future of local bone regeneration - Protein versus gene therapy, J. Fischer, A. Kolk, St. Wofart, P. H. Warnke, C. Plank, and R. Smeets

'I want you to listen to my side of this': Is there a role for mediation early in the health care complaints process?, Kim Forrester


Can evidence-based medicine and clinical quality improvement learn from each other?, Paul Glasziou

Letter to the editor: Antibiotics and acute otitis media in children, Paul Glasziou, Chris Del Mar, and Maroeska Rovers


Can evidence-based medicine and clinical quality improvement learn from each other?, Paul Glasziou, Greg Ogrinc, and Steve Goodman

The evidence base for breast cancer screening, Paul P. Glasziou and Nehmet Houssami

Pyocyanin-induced toxicity in A549 respiratory cells is causally linked to oxidative stress, Lee S. Gloyne, Gary D. Grant, Anthony V. Perkins, Katie L. Powell, Catherine M. McDermott, Peter V. Johnson, Gregory J. Anderson, Milton Kiefel, and Shailendra Anoopkumar-Dukie

Fatal bilateral pneumothoraces following administration of aerosolised pentamidine, Alison Green, Nathan Milne, and Beng Beng Ong

Concurrent validity of the Polar s3 Stride Sensor for measuring walking stride velocity, Nicole Grigg, James Smeathers, and Scott Wearing

GRADE guidelines: 7. Rating the quality of evidence - Inconsistency, Gordon H. Guyatt, Andrew D. Oxman, Regina Kunz, James Woodcock, Jan Brozek, Mark Helfand, Pablo Alonso-Coello, Paul P. Glasziou, Roman Jaeschke, Elie A. Akl, Susan Norris, Gunn Vist, Philipp Dahm, Vijay K. Shukla, Julian Higgins, Yngve Falck-Ytter, and Holger J. Schunemann

GRADE guidelines: 1. Introduction-GRADE evidence profiles and summary of findings tables, Gordon Guyatt, Andrew D. Oxman, Elie A. Akl, Regina Kunz, Gunn E. Vist, Jan Brozek, Susan Norris, Yngve Falck-Ytter, Paul Glasziou, Hans deBeer, Roman Jaeschke, David Rind, Joerg Meerpohl, Philipp Dahm, and Holger J. Schunemann

GRADE guidelines: 2. Framing the question and deciding on important outcomes, Gordon Guyatt, Andrew D. Oxman, Regina Kunz, David Atkins, Jan Brozek, Gunn E. Vist, Philip Alderson, Paul Glasziou, Yngve Falck-Ytter, and Holger J. Schunemann

GRADE guidelines: 9. Rating up the quality of evidence, Gordon H. Guyett, Andrew D. Oxman, Shahnaz Sultan, Paul P. Glasziou, Elie A. Akl, Pablo Alonso-Coello, David Atkins, Regina Kunz, Jan Brozek, Victor Montori, Roman Jaeschke, David Rind, Philipp Dahm, Joerg Meerpohl, Gunn Vist, Elise Berliner, Susan Norris, Yngve Falck-Ytter, M. Hassan Murad, and Holger J. Schunemann

Problems presented by medical students seeking support: A possible intervention framework, Richard B. Hays, Mary Lawson, and Carol Gray

Australian and overseas models of general practice training, Richard Hays and Simon Morgan

Falls after discharge from hospital: Is there a gap between older peoples’ knowledge about falls prevention strategies and the research evidence?, Anne-Marie Hill, Tammy Hoffmann, Christopher Beer, Steven McPhail, Keith D. Hill, David Oliver, Sandra G. Brauer, and Terry P. Haines

Evaluation of the sustained effect of inpatient falls prevention education and predictors of falls after hospital discharge: Follow-up to a randomised controlled trial, Anne-Marie Hill, Tammy Hoffmann, Steven McPhail, Christopher Beer, Keith D. Hill, David Oliver, Sandra G. Brauer, and Terrence P. Haines

Exercise-induced dehydration with and without environmental heat stress results in increased oxidative stress, Angela R. Hillman, Rebecca V. Vince, Lee Taylor, Lars McNaughton, Nigel Mitchell, and Jason Siegler

Factors associated with older patients' engagement in exercise after hospital discharge, Anne-Marie Hills, Tammy Hoffmann, Steven McPhail, Christopher Beer, Keith D. Hill, Sandra G. Brauer, and Terrence P. Haines

Fixed-dose combination therapy for hypertension: When should this approach be used?, Laurence G. Howes


Acute infective conjunctivitis in primary care: Who needs antibiotics?, Joanna Jefferis, Rafael Perera, Hazel Everitt, Henk van Weert, Remco Reitveld, Paul P. Glasziou, and Peter W. Rose

Physical interventions to interrupt or reduce the spread of respiratory viruses (Review), Tom Jefferson, Chris B. Del Mar, Liz Dooley, Eliana Ferroni, Lubna A. Al-Ansary, Ghada A. Bawazeer, Mieke L. van Driel, Sreekumaran Nair, Mark A. Jones, Sarah Thorning, and John M. Conly

The utility of primary care in accessing clinical resources required for an undergraduate medical curriculum: A pilot study, Paul Jepson and Richard Hays