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Barr E, Barzi F, Hughes JT, Jerums G, O'Dea K, Brown A, Ekinci EI, Jones GRD, Lawton PD, Sinha A, MacIsaac RJ, Cass A, Maple-Brown LJ (2017)

The contribution of cardio-metabolic risk factors to estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) decline in Indigenous Australians with and without albuminuria– the eGFR follow-up study.

Nephrology; Early view(

Ghazanfari F, Jabbar Z, Nossent J (2017)

Renal histology in Indigenous Australians with lupus nephritis.

International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases; Early view(

Yeoh DK, Anderson A, Cleland G, Bowen AC (2017)

Are scabies and impetigo 'normalised'? A cross-sectional comparative study of hospitalised children in northern Australia assessing clinical recognition and treatment of skin infections.

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases; 11(7): e0005726

Retrieved 3 July 2017 from


Boyd R, Patel M, Currie BJ, Holt DC, Harris T, Krause V (2016)

High burden of invasive group A streptococcal disease in the Northern Territory of Australia.

Epidemiology and Infection; 144(5): 1018-1027

Custodio J, Kelly G, Haenga M, Bell C, Bond T, Prouse I, Eastwood A (2016)

Working in partnership with communities at risk: the potential of integrated public health action during an outbreak of APSGN in remote Australia.

Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin; 16(4)

Retrieved 19 December 2016 from

Duffy DL, McDonald SP, Hayhurst B, Panagiotopoulos S, Smith TJ, Wang XL, Wilcken DE, Duarte NL, Mathews J, Hoy WE (2016)

Familial aggregation of albuminuria and arterial hypertension in an Aboriginal Australian community and the contribution of variants in ACE and TP53.

BMC Nephrology; 17: 183

Retrieved 21 November 2016 from

Gilhotra RA, Rodrigues BT, Vangaveti VN, Kan G, Porter D, Sangla KS, Malabu UH (2016)

Non-traumatic lower limb amputation in patients with end-stage renal failure on dialysis: an Australian perspective.

Renal Failure; Latest articles( 1-9

Grimson S, Cox AJ, Pringle K, Burns C, Lumbers E, Blackwell C, Scott RJ (2016)

The prevalence of unique SNPs in the renin-angiotensin system highlights the need for pharmacogenetics in Indigenous Australians.

Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology; 43(2): 157-160

Hughes JT, Maple-Brown LJ, Thomas M, Lawton PD, Sinha A, Cass A, Barzi F, Jones GRD, Jerums G, MacIsaac RJ, O'Dea K, Hoy WE (2016)

Cross-sectional associations of albuminuria among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults: the eGFR Study.

Nephrology; Accepted articles(

Hughes JT, O’Dea K, Piera K, Barzi F, Cass A, Hoy WE, MacIsaac RJ, Maple-Brown LJ (2016)

Associations of serum adiponectin with markers of cardio-metabolic disease risk in Indigenous Australian adults with good health, diabetes and chronic kidney disease.

Obesity Research & Clinical Practice; 10(6): 659-672

Maple-Brown LJ, Hughes JT, Ritte R, Barzi F, Hoy WE, Lawton PD, Jones GR, Death E, Simmonds A, Sinha AK, Cherian S, Thomas MA, McDermott R, Brown AD, O'Dea K, Jerums G, Cass A, MacIsaac RJ (2016)

Progression of kidney disease in Indigenous Australians: the eGFR follow-up study.

Clinical Journal of The American Society of Nephrology; Online before print:

May PJ, Bowen AC, Carapetis JR (2016)

The inequitable burden of group A streptococcal diseases in Indigenous Australians.

Medical Journal of Australia; 205(5): 201-203

Mofiz E, Seemann T, Bahlo M, Holt D, Currie BJ, Fischer K, Papenfuss AT (2016)

Mitochondrial genome sequence of the scabies mite provides insight into the genetic diversity of individual scabies infections.

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases; 10(2): e0004384

Retrieved 12 February 2016 from

Ramanathan G, Abeyaratne A, Sundaram M, Fernandes DK, Pawar B, Perry GJ, Cherian S, Majoni SW (2016)

Analysis of clinical presentation, pathological spectra, treatment and outcomes of biopsy-proven acute post infectious glomerulonephritis in adult Indigenous people of the Northern Territory of Australia.

Nephrology; Accepted articles(


Beatson C (2015)

A collaborative public health response to cases of acute post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis around Tennant Creek, 23-25 July 2014.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 22(1): 6-11

Romani L, Steer AC, Whitfeld MJ, Kaldor JM (2015)

Prevalence of scabies and impetigo worldwide: a systematic review.

The Lancet Infectious Diseases; 15(8): 960-967

Thomas J, Peterson GM, Walton SF, Carson CF, Naunton M, Baby KE (2015)

Scabies: an ancient global disease with a need for new therapies.

BMC Infectious Diseases; 15: 250

Retrieved 1 July 2015 from


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(


Boyd R, Markey P (2013)

Continued high incidence of acute post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis in the Northern Territory.

Northern Territory 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

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)

Peritoneal dialysis.

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 Journal 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

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