Skip to content

Key resources

  • Bibliography
    Bibliography
  • Health promotion
    Health promotion
  • Health practice
    Health practice
  • Yarning places
    Yarning places
  • Programs
    Programs
  • Organisations
    Organisations
  • Conferences
    Conferences
  • Courses
    Courses
  • Funding
    Funding
  • Jobs
    Jobs
Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 
  • Home
    • » Key resources and services
      • » Programs and projects
        • » Sharing success: improving secondary prophylaxis for acute rheumatic fever in Indigenous communities

Sharing success: improving secondary prophylaxis for acute rheumatic fever in Indigenous communities

 

Overview

This James Cook University (JCU) research project aims to identify and promote enablers and address potential barriers to the uptake of secondary antibiotic prophylaxis by Indigenous peoples with acute rheumatic fever (ARF) and/or rheumatic heart disease (RHD) living in northern and central Australia. The study investigates ways to improve uptake of regular intramuscular injections of long-acting benzathine penicillin (LAB) among patients with ARF and/or RHD to prevent the development or worsening of heart damage associated with these conditions.

Abstract adapted from James Cook University

Contacts

Marc Remond
Chief Investigator
School of Medicine and Dentistry
James Cook University
Townsville Qld 4811
Ph: (07) 4781 6232
Fax: (07) 4781 6986
Email: medicine@jcu.edu.au
Email: marc.remond@my.jcu.edu.au

Related publications

Rémond MGW, Severin KL, Hodder Y, Martin J, Nelson C, Atkinson D, Maguire GP (2013)

Variability in disease burden and management of rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease in two regions of tropical Australia.

Internal Medicine Journal; 43(4): 386–393

Links

 
Last updated: 27 August 2013
 
Return to top