Carroll E, Page W, Davis JS (2010)
Screening for hepatitis B in East Arnhem Land: a high prevalence of chronic infection despite incomplete screening.
Internal Medicine Journal; 40(11): 784–787
Central Australian Rural Practitioners Association (2010)
CARPA standard treatment manual [5th ed.].
5th ed. Alice Springs: Central Australian Rural Practitioners Association
This manual assists practitioners to manage a range of health, social and work conditions when they arrive in Central and Northern Australia without any specific training in remote practice.
The manual topics include:
- Emergency and assessment
- patterns of abdominal pain
- chest (breathing) injuries
- Child health
- dental and oral problems
- ear and hearing problems
- chronic suppuratives lung disease
- Mental health and drug problems
- mental health assessment
- suicide risk
- alcohol and other drugs
- Chronic disease
- assessing and reducing cardiovascular risk
- heart failure
- Sexual health
- sexually transmitted infections in men
- General topics
- eye problems
- rheumatic fever and heart disease
This resource ensures a sensitive and comprehensive approach to primary health care for Aboriginal peoples in the Northern Territory and beyond. Access to the manual requires registration which is free.
Abstract adapted from Central Australian Rural Practitioners Association
Chiu C, Dey A, Wang H, Menzies R, Deeks S, Mahajan D, Macartney K, Brotherton J, Jardine A, Quinn H, Jelfs J, Booy R, Lawrence G, Jayasinghe S, Roberts A, Senanayake S, Wood N, McIntyre P (2010)
Vaccine preventable diseases in Australia, 2005 to 2007.
Canberra: Australian Department of Health and Ageing
Dent E, Selvey CE, Bell A, Davis J, McDonald MI (2010)
Incomplete protection against hepatitis B among remote Aboriginal adolescents despite full vaccination in infancy.
Communicable Diseases Intelligence; 34(4): 435-439
Hull BP, Mahajan D, Dey A, Menzies RI, McIntyre PB (2010)
Immunisation coverage annual report, 2008.
Communicable Diseases Intelligence; 34(3): 241-258
Markey P (2010)
Nearing elimination of hepatitis A in the Northern Territory following immunisation of Indigenous infants.
Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 17(3): 1-6
OzFoodNet Working Group (2010)
Monitoring the incidence and causes of diseases potentially transmitted by food in Australia: annual report of the OzFoodNet network, 2009.
Communicable Diseases Intelligence; 34(4): 396-426
Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet (2008)
Summary of hepatitis A/B among Indigenous Australians.
Retrieved from http://www.healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au/infectious-conditions/hepatitis/reviews/our-review-ab
Awofeso N (2008)
Measuring and evaluating the quality of hepatitis B vaccination programs in prison settings.
Australasian Journal of Correctional Staff Development; 2(December):
Department of Health and Ageing (2008)
The Australian Immunisation Handbook 9th edition 2008: 3.6 Hepatitis B.
In: The Australian Immunisation Handbook 9th edition 2008. Canberra: Immunise Australia Program, Department of Health and Ageing, Australia: 15
Drug and Alcohol Office (WA) (2008)
Aboriginal blood-borne virus scoping project literature review.
Perth: Drug and Alcohol Office (WA)
The 'Aboriginal Blood-Borne Virus Scoping Project' was undertaken to investigate the enablers and barriers of accessing needle and syringe programs in Kalgoorlie and the south-west for Aboriginal people who inject drugs (APWIDs). The 'Sexual Health and Blood Borne Virus Program' from the Department of Health (WA) funded the Alcohol and Drug Office to conduct the scoping project.
The scoping project was undertaken in response to the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sexual Health Strategy 2005-2008 (2005), identifying HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis B and C as significant health issues for Indigenous people who inject drugs, and the need to strengthen harm reduction programs in this area, as well as recent data identifying a higher number of HIV diagnoses as a result of injecting drug use among the Indigenous population compared to the non-Indigenous population, and greater rates of Hepatitis B and C diagnoses as a result of injecting drug use among the Indigenous population compared to the non-Indigenous population.
The 'Aboriginal Blood-Borne Virus Scoping Project Literature Review' was undertaken as a compendium to the project. The review examined recent national and local studies of Indigenous injecting drug use and associated harm reduction strategies, and related projects and initiatives.
Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract
Einsiedel L, Fernandes LA, Woodman RJ (2008)
Racial disparities in infection-related mortality at Alice Springs Hospital, Central Australia, 2000-2005.
Medical Journal of Australia; 188(10): 568-571
Schultz R, Romanes F, Krause V (2008)
Hepatitis B prevalence and prevention: antenatal screening and protection of infants at risk in the Northern Territory [letters].
Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 32(6): 575–576
Wallace J, McNally S, Richmond J (2008)
National Hepatitis B needs assessment.
Melbourne: Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University
Weinbaum CM, Williams I, Mast EE, Wang SA, Finelli L, Wasley A, Neitzel SM, Ward JW (2008)
Recommendations for identification and public health management of persons with chronic hepatitis B virus infection.
MMWR Recommendations and reports; 57(RR08): 1-20
Wood N, Warlow M, Quinn H, Selvey C, Lum G, McIntyre P, Kaldor J (2008)
Establishment of a surveillance system (utilising Midwifes Data Collection Systems) for monitoring the impact of hepatitis B vaccination on the population prevalence of chronic hepatitis B virus infection in Australia.
Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 32(3): 272-275