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Australian Bureau of Statistics (2014)
Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health survey: biomedical results, 2012-13.
Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics
This publication presents information from the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health measures survey (NATSIHMS). The NATSIHMS involved the collection of blood and urine samples from around 3,300 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults across Australia, which were then tested for various chronic disease and nutrient bio-markers. This included for example diabetes, cardiovascular disease, chronic kidney disease, liver disease, exposure to tobacco smoke and anaemia. Key findings are presented in the report.
Abstract adapted from Australian Bureau of Statistics
Hoy WE, White AV, Tipiloura B, Singh GR, Sharma S, Bloomfield H, Swanson CE, Dowling A, McCredie DA (2014)
The influence of birthweight, past poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis and current body mass index on levels of albuminuria in young adults: the multideterminant model of renal disease in a remote Australian Aboriginal population with high rates of renal disease and renal failure.
Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation; Advance Access(http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ndt/gfu241):
Boyd R, Markey P (2013)
Continued high incidence of acute post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis in the Northern Territory.
NT Disease Control Bulletin; 20(2): 1-4
Towers RJ, Carapetis JR, Currie BJ, Davies MR, Walker MJ (2013)
Extensive diversity of streptococcus pyogenes in a remote human population reflects global-scale transmission rather than localised diversification.
PLoS One; 8(9): e73851
Retrieved 16 September 2013 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0073851
Vincent FB, Bourke P, Morand EF, Mackay F, Bossingham D (2013)
Focus on systemic lupus erythematosus in Indigenous Australians: towards a better understanding of autoimmune diseases.
Internal Medicine Journal; 43(3): 227–234
Brown F, Gulyani A, McDonald S, Hurst K (2012)
In: McDonald S, Clayton P, Hurst K, eds. The thirty fifth annual Australia and New Zealand Dialysis and Transplant Registry report 2012. Adelaide: Australia and New Zealand Dialysis and Transplant Registry: 6.1-6.32
Cunningham J, Maple-Brown L, Barr E, Tatipata S (2012)
Darwin Region Urban Indigenous Diabetes (DRUID): follow-up study.
The Chronicle; 24(3): 8-9
Davies J, Jabbar Z, Gagan F, Baird RW (2012)
Blood-borne viruses in the haemodialysis dependent population attending Top End Northern Territory facilities 2000-2009.
Nephrology; 17(5): 501–507
Hoy WE, Singh G, White A, Mathews JD, Swanson CE, Sharma S, Bloomfield H, McCredie DA (2012)
Amplification of albuminuria in remote-living Australian Aboriginal adults by early life risk factors: the multideterminant or multihit model of renal disease.
Journal of Hypertension; 30(46): e15
Hoy WE, White AV, Dowling A, Sharma SK, Bloomfield H, Tipiloura BT, Swanson CE, Mathews JD, McCredie DA (2012)
Post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis is a strong risk factor for chronic kidney disease in later life.
Kidney International; 81(2): 1026-1032
McDonald S, Clayton P, Grace B, Chapman J, Wright J (2012)
Transplant waiting list.
In: McDonald S, Clayton P, Hurst K, eds. The thirty fifth annual Australia and New Zealand Dialysis and Transplant Registry report 2012. Adelaide: Australia and New Zealand Dialysis and Transplant Registry: 7.1-7.3
Mika A, Reynolds SL, Pickering D, McMillan D, Sriprakash KS (2012)
Complement inhibitors from scabies mites promote streptococcal growth - a novel mechanism in infected epidermis?.
PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases; 6(7): e1563
Polkinghorne K, Gulyani A, McDonald S, Hurst K (2012)
Haemodialysis (including home haemodialysis).
In: McDonald S, Clayton P, Hurst K, eds. The thirty fifth annual Australia and New Zealand Dialysis and Transplant Registry Report 2012. Adelaide: Australia and New Zealand Dialysis and Transplant Registry: 5.1-5.41
Scott L (2012)
Acute post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis community screen of large Top End community 21-29 February.
Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 19(1): 8-12
Swanson CE, Hoy WE (2012)
Childhood post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis and later health status in a remote Aboriginal community.
The Chronicle; 23(1): 17
Wang Z, Hoy WE (2012)
The predictive value of albuminuria for renal and nonrenal natural deaths over 14 years follow-up in a remote aboriginal community.
Clinical Kidney Journal; 5(6): 519-525
Indigenous people living in remote regions have high rates of mortality compared with non-Indigenous Australians due to renal disease. This study assessed the predictive value of albuminuria for non-renal and renal deaths in a remote Indigenous community over a follow-up period of over 14 years. The study concluded that Albuminuria was a remarkable predictor for all-cause natural death over an average of 14 years follow-up interval in this Indigenous community.
Abstract adapted from Clinical Kidney Journal
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)
Chronic kidney disease in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2011.
Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
This report presents the first detailed analysis of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people comparative to the non-Indigenous Australian population. Previous information on CKD in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people at the national level has been limited to high-level summary information. Using a variety of data sources (i.e., Australia and New Zealand Dialysis and Transplant (ANZDATA) Registry, AIHW Disease Expenditure Database), the current report presents detailed information on CKD and end-stage renal disease (ESRD) including, prevalence and incidence; hospitalisation; mortality; co-morbidity; risk factors; remoteness; health service use and expenditure; quality of life; and burden of disease. The report summates that Indigenous people, especially those who live in remote communities, are more likely to have ESRD, and are more likely to be hospitalised, and/or die as a result of CKD compared with non-Indigenous Australians.
Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract
Dobler CC, McDonald SP, Marks GB (2011)
Risk of tuberculosis in dialysis patients: a nationwide cohort study.
PLoS One; 6(12): 1-6
Jackson SJ, Steer AC, Campbell H (2011)
Systematic review: estimation of global burden of non-suppurative sequelae of upper respiratory tract infection: rheumatic fever and post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis.
Tropical Medicine & International Health; 16(1): 2-11
Kidney Health Australia (2011)
Two of a KinD (kidneys in diabetes) : the burden of diabetic kidney disease and the cost effectiveness of screening people with type 2 diabetes for chronic kidney disease.
Melbourne: Kidney Health Australia
Mansfield K, Gunn J, Wilson N, Scott L (2011)
Acute post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis and opportunistic trachoma screening in an Indigenous community in the Northern Territory, 2011.
Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 18(4): 8-12
Marshall CS, Cheng AC, Markey PG, Towers RJ, Richardson LJ, Fagan PK, Scott L, Krause VL, Currie BJ (2011)
Acute post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis in the Northern Territory of Australia: a review of 16 years data and comparison with the literature.
American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene; 85(4): 703-710
McMeniman E, Holden L, Kearns T, Clucas DB, Carapetis JR, Currie BJ, Connors C, Andrews RM (2011)
Skin disease in the first two years of life in Aboriginal children in East Arnhem Land.
Australasian Journal of Dermatology; 52(4): 270–273
Bandaranaike A (2010)
Stamping out diabetic foot in the Pilbara, Western Australia.
Canberra: Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health
Centre for Disease Control (2010)
Northern Territory guidelines for acute post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis.
Casuarina: Department of Health and Community Services, Northern Territory Government
This guideline aims to provide a framework for the public health response to both sporadic cases and community outbreaks of acute post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis (APSGN) in the Northern Territory (NT).
The initial guideline produced in December 2002 provided:
- background information about the epidemiology of APSGN in the NT
- a case definition for APSGN which is notifiable by doctors, in the NT
- preventive measures
- the public health response to sporadic cases and community outbreaks.
The updated June 2010 guidelines include:
- updated epidemiology and a revised case definition
- broadening the immediate target age group for prophylactic antibiotics to one to less than 17 years
- NT case numbers that should prompt an increased awareness NT-wide for cases of APSGN
- specific timing and coverage targets for community screening following an outbreak of APSGN.
Abstract adapted from Northern Territory Department of Health and Families
Geetha D (2010)
Glomerulonephritis, Poststreptococcal: overview.
Retrieved from http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/240337-overview
Hoad V, Somerford P, Katzenellenbogen J (2010)
The burden of disease and injury attributed to preventable risks to health in Western Australia, 2006.
Perth, WA: Western Australian Department of Health
Richardson LJ, Towers RJ, Cheng AC, Currie BJ, Carapetis JR, Giffard PM, McDonald MI (2010)
Diversity of emm sequence types in group A beta-haemolytic streptococci in two remote Northern Territory Indigenous communities: Implications for vaccine development.
Vaccine; 28(32): 5301-5305
Whitehead BD, Smith HV, Nourse C (2010)
Invasive group A streptococcal disease in children in Queensland.
Epidemiology and Infection; 139(4): 623-628
Andrews RM, Kearns T, Connors C, Parker C, Carville K, Currie BJ, Carapetis JR (2009)
A regional initiative to reduce skin infections amongst Aboriginal children living in remote communities of the Northern Territory, Australia.
PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases; 3(11): 1-9
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2009)
Prevention of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and chronic kidney disease: targeting risk factors.
Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Fearnley E, Li SQ, Guthridge S (2009)
Trends in chronic disease mortality in the Northern Territory Aboriginal population, 1997-2004: using underlying and multiple causes of death.
Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 33(6): 551-555
Singh GR (2009)
Glomerulonephritis and managing the risks of chronic renal disease.
Pediatric Clinics of North America; 56(6): 1363-1382
Marshall C, Taylor C (2008)
Acute post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis in the Northern Territory 2008.
Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 15(3): 1-5
Rodriguez-Iturbe B, Musser JM (2008)
The current state of poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis.
Journal of the American Society of Nephrology; 19: 1855-1864