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


Documents from 2013


Early intervention (mobilization or active exercise) for critically ill patients in the intensive care unit (protocol), Katherine Doiron, Tammy Hoffmann, and Elaine Beller

Monitoring in clinical biochemistry, Jenny Doust and P. Glasziou

Is the problem that everything is a diagnosis?, Jenny Doust and Paul Glasziou


Randomised controlled trial of an education and support package for stroke patients and their carers, Sally Eames, Tammy Hoffmann, Linda Worrall, Stephen Read, and Andrew Wong

Outcomes and opportunities: A nurse-led model of chronic disease management in Australian general practice, Diann S. Eley, Elizabeth Patterson, Jacqui Young, Paul Fahey, Chris Del Mar, Desley Hegney, Robyn L. Synnott, Rosemary Mahomed, Peter G. Baker, and Paul Scuffham

Social responsibility and Livestrong, Kevin Filo, Daniel Funk, and Danny O'Brien


Understanding nutritional issues in the older person with cancer, Merran Findlay, Judith Bauer, Stephen Clarke, and Elizabeth Isenring

Effects of dexamethasone on mesenchymal stromal cell chondrogenesis and aggrecanase activity: Comparison of aggarose and self-assembling peptide scaffolds, Emily Florine, Rachel Miller, Ryan Porter, Bodo Kurz, and Alan J. Grodzinsky

Reducing waste from incomplete or unusable reports of biomedical research, P. Glasziou, Douglas G. Altman, P. Bossuyt, Isabelle Boutron, Mike Clarke, Steven Julious, Susan Michie, David Moher, and Elizabeth Wagner


Too much medicine; too little care, Paul P. Glasziou, Ray Moynihan, Tessa Richards, and Fiona Godlee


Exercise for acute respiratory infections (protocol), Antonio Jose Grande, Justin Keogh, Tammy Hoffmann, Chris Del Mar, and Maria S. Peccin

Achilles tendinopathy modulates force frequency characteristics of eccentric exercise, Nicole Grigg, Scott Wearing, John O'Toole, and James Smeathers


James Cook University MBBS graduate intentions and intern destinations: A comparative study with other Queensland and Australian medical schools, Tarun Sen Gupta, Richard Murray, Richard Hays, and Torres Woolley

GRADE guidelines: 11. making an overall rating of confidence in effect estimates for a single outcome and for all outcomes, G. H. Guyatt, Andrew D. Oxman, Shahnaz Sultan, Jan Brozek, P. Glasziou, Pablo Alonso-Coello, David Atkins, Regina Kunz, Victor Montori, Roman Jaeschke, David Rind, Philipp Dahm, Elie A. Akl, Joerg Meerpohl, Gunn E. Vist, Elise Berliner, Susan Norris, Yngve Falck-Ytter, and Holger J. Schunemann

GRADE guidelines: 12. Preparing summary of findings tables-binary outcomes, Gordon Guyatt, Andrew D. Oxman, Nancy Santesso, M. Helfand, Gunn E. Vist, Regina Kunz, J. L. Brozek, Susan Norris, Joerg Meerpohl, Benjamin Djulbegovic, P. Alonso-Coello, Piet Post, Jason Busse, P. Glasziou, Robin Christensen, and Holger J. Schunemann


Cost effectiveness of patient education for the prevention of falls in hospital: Economic evaluation from a randomized controlled trial, Terry P. Haines, Anne-Marie Hill, Keith D. Hill, Sandra G. Brauer, Tammy Hoffmann, Christopher Etherton-Beer, and Steven McPhail

Endurance and fatigue characteristics of the neck muscles in patients with cervical radiculopathy, Marie Halvorsen, Allan Abbott, Anneli Peolsson, and Asa Dedering


Preventive evidence into practice (PEP) study: implementation of guidelines to prevent primary vascular disease in general practice protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial, Mark F. Harris, Jane Lloyd, John Litt, Mieke L. van Driel, Danielle Mazza, Grant Russell, Jane W. Smith, Chris Del Mar, Elizabeth Denny-Wilson, Sharon Parker, Yordanka Krastev, Upali W. Jayasinghe, Richard Taylor, Nick Zwar, Jinty Wilson, Helen Bolger-Harris, and Justine Waters


Effects of visit-to-visit variability in systolic blood pressure on macro vascular and micro vascular complications in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus: The advance trial, Jun Hata, Hisatomi Arima, Peter Rothwell, Mark Woodward, Sophia Zoungas, Craig Anderson, Anushka Patel, Bruce Neal, P. Glasziou, Pavel Hamet, Giuseppe Mancia, Neil Poulter, Bryan Williams, Stephen MacMahon, and John Chalmers

Reference interval studies: what is the maximum number of samples recommended?, Robert C. Hawkins and Tony Badrick


Utilisation of the healthcare system for authentic early experience placements, Richard Hays

Cardiovascular adenosine receptors: Expression, actions and interactions, John Patrick Headrick, Kevin Ashton, Roselyn Rose'Meyer, and Jason N. Peart

Acute response to hydrotherapy after a simulated game of rugby, Trevor Higgins, Melainie Cameron, and Mike Climstein

Evaluation of hydrotherapy, using passive tests and power tests, for recovery across a cyclic week of competitive rugby union, Trevor Higgins, Mike Climstein, and Melainie Cameron


Circumstances of falls and falls-related injuries in a cohort of older patients following hospital discharge, Anne-Marie Hill, Tammy Hoffmann, and Terry P. Haines

Questions about prognosis: Examples of appraisals from different health professions, Tammy Hoffmann, Marilyn Baird, John W. Bennett, Malcolm Boyle, Jeff Coombes, Mark R. Elkins, Lisa Nissen, Sheena Reilly, Claire Rickard, and Sharon Sanders

Questions about the effects of interventions: Examples of appraisals from different health professions, Tammy Hoffmann, John W. Bennett, Malcolm Boyle, Jeff Coombes, Mark R. Elkins, Edzard Ernst, Angela Morgan, Lisa Nissen, Claire Rickard, Sharon Sanders, Alan Spencer, and Caroline Wright

Evidence-Based Practice Across the Health Professions, Tammy Hoffmann, Sally Bennett, and Chris Del Mar


Introduction to evidence-based practice, Tammy Hoffmann, Sally Bennett, and Chris Del Mar

Clinical practice guidelines, Tammy Hoffmann and Heather Buchan


Patients' expectations of acute low back pain management: Implications for evidence uptake, Tammy C. Hoffmann, Chris B. Del Mar, Jenny Strong, and Juliana Mai


Poor description of non-pharmacological interventions: analysis of consecutive sample of randomised trials, Tammy Hoffmann, Chrissy Erueti, and Paul P. Glasziou


Stroke care in Australia: Why is it stil the poor cousin of health care?, Tammy Hoffmann and Robert I. Lindley

Talking with patients about evidence, Tammy Hoffmann and Leigh Tooth

Can understanding mechanisms solve the problem of extrapolating from study to target populations (the problem of 'external validity')?, Jeremy Howick, P. Glasziou, and Jeffrey K. Aronson


Problems with using mechanisms to solve the problem of extrapolation, Jeremy Howick, Paul P. Glasziou, and Jeffrey K. Aronson

Response of mature meniscal tissue to a single injurious compression and interleukin-1 in vitro, M Hufeland, M Schünke, Alan J. Grodzinsky, J Imgenberg, and Bodo Kurz

Aspirational competency expectations for public health nutritionists in Australia: A consensus study, Roger Hughes, Andrea Begley, and Heather Yeatman

Kinematics during lower extremity functional screening tests in young athletes - are they reliable and valid?, Patricia A. Hume, Wayne Hing, and C. Whatman

Patient satisfaction with nutrition services amongst cancer patients treated with autologous stem cell transplantation: A comparison of usual and extended care, Y C. Hung`, Judith Bauer, P Horsley, and Elizabeth Isenring

Developing physical capability standards that are predictive of success on special forces selection courses, Andrew P. Hunt, Rob Orr, and Daniel C. Billing

Embedding evidence-practice into routine clinical care, Scott Ian, Chris Del Mar, Tammy Hoffmann, and Sally Bennett

Malnutrition and falls risk in community-dwelling older adults, Elizabeth Isenring, Jannah Baker, and G Kerr

Nutritional counseling and nutritional supplements: a cornerstone of multidisciplinary cancer care for cachectic patients, Elizabeth Isenring and Laisa Teleni

Antibacterial honey for the prevention of peritoneal-dialysis-related infections (HONEYPOT): A randomised trial, David Johnson, Sunil Badve, Elaine Pascoe, Elaine Beller, Alan Cass, Carolyn Clark, Janak De Zoysa, Nicole Isbel, Douglas McTaggart, Alicia Morrish, Geoffrey Playford, Anish Scaria, Paul Snelling, Liza Vergara, and Carmel Hawley

Simulated surgical workshops enhance medical school students' preparation for clinical rotation, Patricia Johnson, Christine Sly, and Patrick H. Warnke

Induction of inflammatory cytokines and alteration of urothelial ATP, acetylcholine and prostaglandin E2 release by doxorubicin, Sung-Hung Kang, Russ Chess-Williams, Shailendra Anoopkumar-Dukie, and Catherine M. McDermott

Clinical research priorities in emergency medicine, Gerben Keijzers, Ogilvie Thom, David Taylor, and Jonathan Knott

Exercise and nutritional benefits for individuals with a spinal cord injury or amputation, Justin Keogh


Quantitative assessment of quality of life in New Zealand prostate cancer survivors: the effect of androgen deprivation therapy, Justin Keogh, C U. Krägeloh, D Shepherd, C Ryan, S Osborne, J Masters, and R D. MacLeod

Perceptions of physically active men with prostate cancer on the role of physical activity in maintaining their quality of life: Possible influence of androgen deprivation therapy, Justin Keogh, Asmita Patel, Roderick D. MacLeod, and Jonathan Masters


Perceived barriers and facilitators to physical activity in men with prostate cancer: Possible influence of androgen deprivation therapy, J. W. L. Keogh, Asmita Patel, R D. MacLeod, and J Masters

Monitoring salivary melatonin concentrations in children with sleep disorders using liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry, Sohil A. Khan, Rani George, Bruce Charles, Paul Taylor, Helen Heussler, David Cooper, Treasure McGuire, David Pache, and Ross Norris


Assessing and presenting summaries of evidence in Cochrane Reviews, Miranda W. Langendam, Elie A. Akl, Philipp Dahm, Paul Glasziou, Gordon Guyatt, and Holger J. Schunemann


Political drive to screen for pre-dementia: Not evidence based and ignores the harms of diagnosis, David Le Couteur, Jenny A. Doust, Helen Creasey, and Carol Brayne


‘They will tell me if there is a problem’: Limited discussion between health professionals, older adults and their caregivers on falls prevention during and after hospitalization, Deng-Ching Angela Lee, Fiona McDermott, Tammy Hoffmann, and Terry P. Haines

Cardiovascular risk scores: qualitative study of how primary care practitioners understand and use them, Su May Liew, Clair Blacklock, Jenny Hislop, Paul Glasziou, and David Mant


Clinical score and rapid antigen detection test to guide antiobiotic use for sore throats: Randomised controlled trial of PRISM (primary care streptoccal management), Paul Little, F.D.Richard Hobbs, Michael Moore, David Mant, Ian Williamson, Cliodna McNulty, Ying Edith Cheng, Geraldine Leydon, Richard J. McManus, Joanne Kelly, Jane Barnett, Paul Glasziou, and Mark Mullee

Do SmartSite antireflux valves limit the flow rate of 0.9% normal saline through intravenous cannulas?, David Liu and Gerben B. Keijzers

Synthesis and evaluation of C8- substituted 4.5-spiro lactams as Glycogen Phosphorylase a inhibitors, Wendy Loughlin, Stephanie Schweiker, Ian Jenkins, and Luke Henderson

The contribution of energy systems during the upper body wingate anaerobic test, Dale I. Lovell, Ava Kerr, Aaron Wiegand, Colin Solomon, Leonie Harvey, and Chris McLellan

Breastfeeding guidance in community pharmacies: The results of a mystery shopper study, Judith Maher and Roger Hughes

An exploratory investigation amongst Australian mothers regarding pharmacies and opportunities for nutrition promotion, Judith Maher, Roger Hughes, Claire Anderson, and John Lowe

Changes in insulin resistance and HbA1c are related to exercise-mediated changes in body composition in older adults with type 2 diabetes: Interim outcomes from the GREAT2DO Trial., Y. Mavros, S. Kay, K. A. Anderberg, M. Baker, Y. Wang, R. Zhao, J. Meiklejohn, MIke Climstein, Anthony John O'Sullivan, N. de Vos, Bernhard T. Baune, S. N. Blair, D. Simar, K. Rooney, N. Singh, and M. A. Fiatarone Singh

Alterations in acetylcholine, PGE2 and IL6 release from urothelial cells following treatment with pyocyanin and lipopolysaccharide, Catherine M. McDermott, Russ Chess-Williams, Kylie A. Mills, Sung-Hung Kang, Stef Farr, Gary D. Grant, Anthony V. Perkins, Andrew K. Davey, and Shailendra Anoopkumar-Dukie

Toxicity of industrially relevant chlorinated organic solvents in vitro, Catherine M. McDermott and James Heffron

Paradoxical role of 3-methyladenine in pyocyanin-induced toxicity in 1321N1 astrocytoma and SH-SY5Y neuroblastoma cells, Amelia J. McFarland, Gary D. Grant, Anthony V. Perkins, Cameron Flegg, Andrew K. Davey, Tristan Allsopp, Gillian M. C. Renshaw, Justin J. Kavanagh, Catherine M. McDermott, and Shailendra Anoopkumar-Dukie


Antimicrobial stewardship: What's it all about?, Duncan McKenzie, Matthew Rawlins, and Chris del Mar

On being an international medical educator, Michelle Mclean, Stella Major, and Judy McKimm

Performance analysis of professional, semiprofessional, and junior elite rugby league match-play using global positioning systems, Chris McLellan and Dale I. Lovell

Self-monitoring in hypertension: a web-based survey of primary care physicians, Richard J. McManus, S Wood, Emma P. Bray, Paul P. Glasziou, Andrew Hayden, Carl J. Heneghan, Jonathon Mant, Paul Padfield, John F. Potter, and F.D.Richard Hobbs

Preexercise high and low glycemic index meals and cycling performance in untrained females: Randomized, cross-over trial of efficacy, Laura Moore, Hannah Szpalek, and Lars McNaughton


Heliox for croup in children, Irene Moraa, Nancy Sturman, Treasure McGuire, and Mieke van Driel


Expanding disease definitions in guidelines and expert panel ties to industry: A cross-sectional study of common conditions in the United State, Ray Moynihan, Georga Cooke, Jenny A. Doust, Lisa Bero, Suzanne R. Hill, and Paul P. Glasziou


The chronic kidney disease controversy: How expanding definitions care unnecessarily labelling many people as diseased, Ray Moynihan, Richard Glassock, and Jenny A. Doust


Primary prevention of cardiovascular disease: New guidelines, technologies and therapies, Mark Nelson and Jenny A. Doust

Sustainable surf tourism: A community centered approach in Papua New Guinea, Danny O'Brien and Jess Ponting


Urinary alkalisation for uncomplicated urinary tract infection (protocol), Dermot B. O'Kane, Sameer Dave, Neel Gore, Farhaan Patel, Tammy Hoffmann, and Chris Del Mar


Extreme conditioning programs and the tactical athlete, Rob Orr


Movement Orientated Training for the Kinetic and Cyber Warrior, Rob Orr


Occupational Load Carriage: Formal and Informal Conditioning, Rob Orr

Soldier occupational load carriage – A narrative review of associated injuries, Robin M. Orr, Rodney Pope, Venerina Johnston, and Julia Coyle

Soldier self-reported reductions in task performance associated with operational load carriage, Rob Orr, Rodney Pope, Venerina Johnston, and Julia Coyle


Grip strength is associated with marksmanship and defensive tactics, but not injuries, in police recruits, Rob Orr, M. Stierli, B. Hinton, and Michael Steele


Injuries common to tactical personnel (A multidisciplinary review), Rob Orr and Michael Stierli


The impact of a structured reconditioning program on the physical attributes and attitudes of injured police officers: A pilot study, Rob Orr, Michael Stierli, Matteo L. Amabile, and Benjamin Wilkes


The 30-15 Intermittent Fitness Assessment as a predictor of injury risk in police recruits, Rob Orr, Michael Stierli, Ben Hinton, and Michael Steele

The honeypot randomized controlled trial statistical analysis plan, Elaine Pascoe, Serigne Lô, Anish Scaria, Sunil Badve, Elaine Beller, and Alan Cass

The long-term effects of a primary care physical activity intervention on mental health in low-active, community-dwelling older adults, Asmita Patel, Justin Keogh, Gregory S. Kolt, and Grant M. Schofield


Perceived barriers, benefits and motives for physical activity: two primary-care physical activity prescription programs, Asmita Patel, Grant M. Schofield, Gregory S. Kolt, and Justin Keogh


Autoinflation for hearing loss associated with otitis media with effusion, Rafael Perera, Paul Glasziou, Carl J. Heneghan, Julie McLellan, and Ian Williamson


Intravenous 0.9% sodium chloride therapy does not reduce length of stay of alcohol-intoxicated patients in the emergency department: A randomised controlled trial, Siegfried Perez, Gerben Keijzers, Michael Steele, Josh Byrnes, and Paul A. Scuffham


Protocol for development of the guideline for reporting evidence based practice educational interventions and teaching (GREET) statement., Anna Phillips, Lucy Lewis, Maureen McEvoy, James Galipeau, P. Glasziou, Marilyn Hammick, David Moher, Julie Tilson, and Marie Wilson

Liberalizing Nirvana: an analysis of the consequences of common pool resource deregulation for the sustainability of Fiji's surf tourism industry, Jess Ponting and Danny O'Brien

The adenosine A2A receptor — Myocardial protectant and coronary target in endotoxemia, Melissa E. Reichelt, Kevin Ashton, Xing Lin Tan, S Jamal Mustafa, Catherine Ledent, Lea M D Delbridge, Tammy A. Hofmann, John Patrick Headrick, and R Ray Morrison


The effectiveness of post-operative rehabiliation following partial meniscectomy of the knee, Duncan Reid, Jana Rydwanski, Wayne F. Hing, and Steve White


Objectively measured activity patterns among adults in residential aged care, Natasha Reid, Elizabeth G. Eakin, Timothy Henwood, Justin Keogh, Hugh Senior, Robert A. Gardiner, Elizabeth Winkler, and Genevieve Healy

Stress-vs-time signals allow the prediction of structurally catastrophic events during fracturing of immature cartilage and predetermine the biomechanical, biochemical, and structural impairment, Bernd Rolauffs, Bodo Kurz, Tino Felka, Miriam Rothdiener, Tatiana Uyunuk-Ool, Matthias Aurich, Eliot Frank, Christian Bahrs, Andreas Badke, Ulrich Stöckle, Wilhelm K. Aicher, and Alan J. Grodzinsky


Internet-based physical assessment of people with parkinson disease is accurate and reliable: A pilot study, Trevor Russell, Tammy Hoffmann, Mark Nelson, Leah Thompson, and Amy Vincent

Enhancing citizen engagement in cancer screening through deliberative democracy, Lucie Rychetnik, Stacy L. Carter, Julie Abelson, Hazel Thornton, Alexandra Barratt, Vikki Entwistle, Geraldine MacKenzie, Glenn Salkeld, and P. Glasziou