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Hall KK, Chang AB, Anderson J, Arnold D, Otim Ml, O'Grady KF (2018)

Health service utilisation amongst urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children aged younger than 5 years registered with a primary health-care service in South-East Queensland.

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; Early view(


Basnayake TL, Morgan LC, Chang AB (2017)

The global burden of respiratory infections in Indigenous children and adults: a review.

Respirology; Early view(

Collins DA, Hoskins A, Snelling T, Senasinghe K, Bowman J, Stemberger NA, Leach AJ, Lehmann D (2017)

Predictors of pneumococcal carriage and the effect of the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccination in the Western Australian Aboriginal population.

Pneumonia; 9: 14

Retrieved 25 September 2017 from

Donnan EJ, Coulter C, Simpson G, Clark J, Nourse C (2017)

Paediatric tuberculosis in Queensland, Australia: overrepresentation of cross-border and Indigenous children.

International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease; 21(3): 263-269

Hall KK, Chang AB, Anderson J, Arnold D, Goyal V, Dunbar M, Otim M, O’Grady K-AF (2017)

The incidence and short-term outcomes of acute respiratory illness with cough in children from a socioeconomically disadvantaged urban community in Australia: a community-based prospective cohort study.

Frontiers in Pediatrics; 5: 228

Retrieved 31 October 2017 from

Hall KK, Chang AB, Anderson J, Dunbar M, Arnold D, O'Grady KF (2017)

Characteristics and respiratory risk profile of children aged less than 5 years presenting to an urban, Aboriginal-friendly, comprehensive primary health practice in Australia.

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; 53(7): 636-643

Hare KM, Pizzutto SJ, Chang AB, Smith-Vaughan HC, McCallum GB, Beissbarth J, Versteegh L, Grimwood K (2017)

Defining lower airway bacterial infection in children with chronic endobronchial disorders.

Pediatric Pulmonology; Early view(

Homaira N, Briggs N, Pardy C, Hanly M, Oei JL, Hilder L, Bajuk B, Lui K, Rawlinson W, Snelling T, Jaffe A (2017)

Association between respiratory syncytial viral disease and the subsequent risk of the first episode of severe asthma in different subgroups of high-risk Australian children: a whole-of-population-based cohort study.

BMJ Open; 7(11): e017936

Retrieved 8 November 2017 from

Lim FJ, Blyth CC, Keil AD, de Klerk N, Moore HC (2017)

Using record linkage to examine testing patterns for respiratory viruses among children born in Western Australia.

Epidemiology and Infection; 145(8): 1688-1698

McHugh L, Viney KA, Andrews RM, Lambert SB (2017)

Pertussis epidemiology prior to the introduction of a maternal vaccination program, Queensland Australia.

Epidemiology and Infection; First view(

O'Grady KF, Hall KK, Sloots TP, Anderson J, Chang AB (2017)

Upper airway viruses and bacteria in urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in Brisbane, Australia: a cross-sectional study.

BMC Infectious Diseases; 17: 245

Retrieved 4 April 2017 from

Pennington K, Enhanced Invasive Pneumococcal Disease Surveillance Working Group (2017)

Invasive pneumococcal disease surveillance, 1 October to 31 December 2016.

Communicable Diseases Intelligence; 41(1): E114-E119

Wurzel DF, Chang AB (2017)

An update on pediatric bronchiectasis.

Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine; 11(7): 517-532


Banda C (2016)

Obstructive sleep apnoea in obese Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children [letter].

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; 52(7): 785-786

Binks MJ, Smith-Vaughan HC, Marsh R, Chang AB, Andrews RM (2016)

Cord blood vitamin D and the risk of acute lower respiratory infection in Indigenous infants in the Northern Territory.

Medical Journal of Australia; 204(6): 238e1-238e7

de Kluyver R, Toms C (2016)

Invasive pneumococcal disease surveillance Australia, 1 October to 31 December 2015.

Communicable Diseases Intelligence; 40(1): E185-E188

Dunne EM, Carville K, Riley TV, Bowman J, Leach AJ, Cripps AW, Murphy D, Jacoby P, Lehmann D (2016)

Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children in Western Australia carry different serotypes of pneumococci with different antimicrobial susceptibility profiles.

Pneumonia; 8: 15

Retrieved 5 September 2016 from

Homaira N, Mallitt KA, Oei JL, Hilder L, Bajuk B, Lui K, Rawlinson W, Snelling T, Jaffe A (2016)

Risk factors associated with RSV hospitalisation in the first 2 years of life, among different subgroups of children in NSW: a whole-of-population-based cohort study.

BMJ Open; 6(6): e011398

Retrieved 29 June 2016 from

Hong T, Bolisetty S, Bajuk B, Abdel-Latif M, Oei J, Jaffe A, Lui K (2016)

A population study of respiratory rehospitalisation in very preterm infants in the first 3 years of life.

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; Early view(

Kassim R, Harris M-A, Leong GM, Heussler H (2016)

Reply to obstructive sleep apnoea in obese aboriginal and torres strait islander children [letter].

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; 52(7): 786

Smith-Vaughan HC, Beissbarth J, Bowman J, Hare KM, Price EP, Pickering J, Lehmann D, Chang AB, Morris PS, Marsh RL, Leach AJ (2016)

Geographic consistency in dominant, non-typeable Haemophilus influenzae genotypes colonising four distinct Australian paediatric groups: a cohort study.

Pneumonia; 8: 13

Retrieved 18 August 2016 from


Bell AM (2015)

Respiratory illness in urban Indigenous children: risk and cultural context.

Master of Philosophy thesis, School of Medicine, University of Queensland: Brisbane

Chang AB, Bell SC, Torzillo PJ, King PT, Maguire GP, Byrnes CA, Holland AE, O’Mara P, Grimwood K (2015)

Chronic suppurative lung disease and bronchiectasis in children and adults in Australia and New Zealand Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand guidelines.

Medical Journal of Australia; 202(1): 21-23

Guidelines on managing chronic suppurative lung disease and bronchiectasis (unrelated to cystic fibrosis) in Australian Indigenous children initiated in 2002 were extended to include Indigenous adults in 2008 and children and adults living in urban areas of Australia and New Zealand in 2010. This is an updated guideline relevant for all sections of the community. The recommendations in this guideline are targeted principally to primary and secondary care, and are not intended for individualised specialist care.
This is the latest version of these guidelines.

Abstract from authors

Chang AB, Marsh RL, Upham JW, Hoffman LR, Smith-Vaughan H, Holt D, Toombs M, Byrnes C, Yerkovich ST, Torzillo PJ, O'Grady KA, Grimwood K (2015)

Toward making inroads in reducing the disparity of lung health in Australian Indigenous and New Zealand Māori children.

Pediatric Pulmonology; 3: 9

Retrieved February 2015 from

Hall K, Chang A, Sloots T, Anderson J, Kemp A, Hammill J, Otim M, O’Grady K-A (2015)

The respiratory health of urban indigenous children aged less than 5 years: study protocol for a prospective cohort study.

BMC Pediatrics; 15: 56

Retrieved 14 May 2015 from

Hare KM, Grimwood K, Chang AB, Chatfield MD, Valery PC, Leach AJ, Smith-Vaughan HC, Morris PS, Byrnes CA, Torzillo PJ, Cheng AC (2015)

Nasopharyngeal carriage and macrolide resistance in Indigenous children with bronchiectasis randomized to long-term azithromycin or placebo.

European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases; First Online( 1-11

Jayasinghe S, Chiu C, Menzies R, Lehmann D, Cook H, Giele C, Krause V, McIntyre P (2015)

Evaluation of impact of 23 valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine following 7 valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in Australian Indigenous children.

Vaccine; In press(

Mast TC, Wang FT, Su S, Seeger J (2015)

Long-term trends in Invasive Haemophilus influenzae Type b disease among Indigenous Australian children following use of PRP-OMP and PRP-T vaccines.

Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal; 34(6): 621-626

Mckay CC, Chang AB, Versteegh LA, McCallum GB (2015)

Culturally appropriate flipcharts improve the knowledge of common respiratory conditions among Northern Territory Indigenous families.

Health Promotion Journal of Australia; 26(2): 150-153

Pizzutto S (2015)

The immunopathology of chronic suppurative lung disease in Northern Territory children.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, Charles Darwin University: Darwin

Walker N, Johnston V, Glover M, Bullen C, Trenholme A, Chang A, Morris P, Segan C, Brown N, Fenton D, Hawthorne E, Borland R, Parag V, Von BlarambergT, Westphal D, Thomas D (2015)

Effect of a family-centered, secondhand smoke intervention to reduce respiratory illness in Indigenous infants in Australia and New Zealand: a randomized controlled trial.

Nicotine & Tobacco Research; 17(4): 48-57


Binks MJ, Smith-Vaughan HC, Bar-Zeev N, Chang AB, Andrews RM (2014)

Vitamin D insufficiency among hospitalised children in the Northern Territory.

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; 50(7): 512–518

Binks MJ (2014)

Prevention of acute respiratory infections among Indigenous infants of the Northern Territory.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, Charles Darwin University: Darwin

Chang AB, Brown N, Toombs M, Marsh RL, Redding GJ (2014)

Lung disease in Indigenous children.

Paediatric Respiratory Reviews; 15(4): 325–332

Hare KM (2014)

The bacteriology of bronchiectasis and impact of azithromycin on upper and lower airway bacteria and resistance in Australian Indigenous children.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, Charles Darwin University: Darwin

Jama-Alol KA, Moore HC, Jacoby P, Bower C, Lehmann D (2014)

Morbidity due to acute lower respiratory infection in children with birth defects: a total population-based linked data study.

BMC Pediatrics; 14( 80

Retrieved 25 March 2014 from

Janu EK, Annabattula BI, Kumariah S, Zajaczkowska M, Whitehall JS, Edwards MJ, Lujic S, Masters IB (2014)

Paediatric hospitalisations for lower respiratory tract infections in Mount Isa.

Medical Journal of Australia; 200(10): 591-594

Loo JD, Conklin L, Fleming-Dutra KE, Knoll MD, Park DE, Kirk J, Goldblatt D, O'Brien KL, Whitney CG (2014)

Systematic review of the effect of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine dosing schedules on prevention of pneumonia.

Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal; 33(1,S2): S107-S187

McCallum GB (2014)

Improving the management of children (especially Indigenous children) hospitalised with bronchiolitis.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, Charles Darwin University: Darwin

Middleton B, Morris P, Carapetis J (2014)

Invasive group A streptococcal infection in the Northern Territory, Australia: case report and review of the literature.

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; 50(11): 869–873

O’Kearney E, Edwards K (2014)

A project plan to increase influenza vaccine uptake in children who are at risk of complications following influenza in the NT.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 21(1): 5-7

Redding GJ, Singleton RJ, Valery PC, Williams H, Grimwood K, Morris PS, Torzillo PJ, McCallum GB, Chikoyak L, Holman RC, Chang AB (2014)

Respiratory exacerbations in Indigenous children from two countries with non-cystic fibrosis chronic suppurative lung disease/bronchiectasis.

Chest; 146(3): 762-774

Schrieber L, Towers R, Muscatello G, Speare R (2014)

Transmission of streptococcus dysgalactiae subsp. equisimilis between child and dog in an Aboriginal Australian community.

Zoonoses and Public Health; 61(2): 145–148

Smith-Vaughan HC, Chang AB, Sarovisch DS, Marsh RL, Grimwood K, Leach AJ, Price EP (2014)

Absence of an important vaccine and diagnostic target in carriage- and disease-related nontypeable haemophilus influenzae.

Clinical and Vaccine Immunology; 21(9): 250-252

Torzillo PJ, Chang AB (2014)

Acute respiratory infections among Indigenous children.

Medical Journal of Australia; 200(10): 559-560

Xu Z, Liu Y, Ma Z, Li S, Hu W, Tong S (2014)

Impact of temperature on childhood pneumonia estimated from satellite remote sensing.

Environmental Research; 132( 334-341


Chang AB, Grimwood K, Wilson AC, van Asperen PP, Byrnes CA, O’Grady KF, Sloots TP, Robertson CF, Torzillo PJ, B McCallum GB, Masters IB, Buntain HM, Mackay IM, Ungerer J, Tuppin J, Morris PS (2013)

Bronchiectasis exacerbation study on azithromycin and amoxycillin-clavulanate for respiratory exacerbations in children (BEST-2): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial.

Trials; 14: 53

Retrieved 20 February 2013 from

Hare KM, Marsh RL, Binks MJ, Grimwood K, Pizzutto SJ, Leach AJ, Chang AB, Smith-Vaughan HC (2013)

Quantitative PCR confirms culture as the gold standard for detection of lower airway infection by nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae in Australian Indigenous children with bronchiectasis.

Journal of Microbiological Methods; 92(3): 270–272

This study observed correlation between quantitative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and semi-quantitative culture for definition of Haemophilus influenzae infection in bronchoalveolar lavage specimens from 81 Indigenous children with bronchiectasis. Data collected supported the continued use of quantitative culture as the gold standard.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Hare KM, Singleton RJ, Grimwood K, Valery PC, Cheng AC, Morris PS, Leach AJ, Smith-Vaughan HC, Chatfield M, Redding G, Reasonover AL, McCallum GB, Chikoyak L, McDonald MI, Brown N, Torzillo PJ, Chang AB (2013)

Longitudinal nasopharyngeal carriage and antibiotic resistance of respiratory bacteria in Indigenous Australian and Alaska native children with bronchiectasis.

PLOS ONE; 8(8): e70478

Lai JYR, Cook H, Yip T, Berthelsen J, Gourley S, Krause V, Smith H, Leach AJ, Smith-Vaughan H (2013)

Surveillance of pneumococcal serotype 1 carriage during an outbreak of serotype 1 invasive pneumococcal disease in central Australia 2010–2012.

BMC Infectious Diseases; 13: 409

Retrieved 3 September 2013 from

McCallum GB, Morris PS, Wilson CC, Versteegh LA, Ward LM, Chatfield MD, Chang AB (2013)

Severity scoring systems: are they internally valid, reliable and predictive of oxygen use in children with acute bronchiolitis?.

Pediatric Pulmonology; 48(8): 797–803

Morey MJ, Cheng AC, McCallum GB, Chang AB (2013)

Accuracy of cough reporting by carers of Indigenous children.

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; 49(3): E199–E203

Pizzutto SJ, Grimwood K, Bauert P, Schutz KL, Yerkovich ST, Upham JW, Chang AB (2013)

Bronchoscopy contributes to the clinical management of Indigenous children newly diagnosed with Bronchiectasis.

Pediatric Pulmonology; 48(1): 67–73

Valery PC, Morris PS, Byrnes CA, Grimwood K, Torzillo PJ, Bauert PA, Masters IB, Diaz A, McCallum GB, Mobberley C, Tjhung I, Hare KM, Ware RS, Chang AB (2013)

Long-term azithromycin for Indigenous children with non-cystic-fibrosis bronchiectasis or chronic suppurative lung disease (Bronchiectasis Intervention Study): a multicentre, double-blind, randomised controlled trial.

The Lancet Respiratory Medicine; 1(8): 610–620


Annamalay AA, Khoo SK, Jacoby P, Bizzintino J, Zhang G, Chidlow G, Lee WM, Moore HC, Harnett GB, Smith DW, Gern JE, Le Souef PN, A Laing I, Lehmann D (2012)

Prevalence of and risk factors for human rhinovirus infection in healthy Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Western Australian children.

Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal; 31(7): 673–679

Asthma Foundation of WA (2012)

Newborn asthma and parental smoking project evaluation.

Perth, WA: Asthma Foundation of WA

This report outlines the evaluation results of the Newborns Asthma and Parental Smoking Project and the Indigenous Women's Project which encouraged pregnant women, new mothers and their families to protect children from exposure to harmful tobacco smoke.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Barry C, Krause VL, Cook HM, Menzies RI (2012)

Invasive pneumococcal disease in Australia 2007 and 2008.

Communicable Diseases Intelligence; 36(2): E151-E165

Binks M (2012)

Novel approaches for the prevention of acute lower respiratory infections in Indigenous infants of the Northern Territory.

: Menzies School of Health Research

Chang AB, Grimwood K, Robertson CF, Wilson AC, van Asperen PP, O’Grady KF, Sloots TP, Torzillo PJ, Bailey EJ, McCallum GB, Masters IB, Byrnes CB, Chatfield BD, Buntain HM, Mackay IM, Morris PS (2012)

Antibiotics for bronchiectasis exacerbations in children: rationale and study protocol for a randomised placebo-controlled trial.

Trials; 13: 156

Retrieved 31 August 2012 from

Chang AB, Robertson CF, Van Asperen PP, Glasgow NJ, Mellis CM, Masters B, Teoh L, Tjhung I, Morris PS, Petsky HL, Willis C, Landau LI (2012)

A multicentre study on chronic cough in children: burden and etiologies based on a standardized management pathway.

Chest Journal; 142(4): 943 - 950

Fitzgerald T, Masseya PD, Islama F (2012)

Changes in invasive pneumococcal disease serotypes in a regional area of Australia following three years of 7vPCV introduction.

Western Pacific Surveillance and Response Journal; 3(2): 1-6

Hare KM, Binks MJ, Grimwood K, Chang AB, Leach AJ, Smith-Vaughan H (2012)

Culture and PCR detection of haemophilus influenzae and haemophilus haemolyticus in Australian Indigenous children with bronchiectasis.

Journal of Clinical Microbiology; Published ahead of print(

Hare KM, Leach AJ, Morris PS, Smith-Vaughan H, Torzillo P, Bauert P, Cheng AC, McDonald MI, Brown N, Chang AB, Grimwood K (2012)

Impact of recent antibiotics on nasopharyngeal carriage and lower airway infection in Indigenous Australian children with non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis.

International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents; 40(4): 365–369

Hare KM, Smith-Vaughan HC, Leach AJ (2012)

The bacteriology of lower respiratory infections in Papua New Guinean and Australian Indigenous children.

Papua New Guinea Medical Journal; 53(3/4): 151-165

Leach A (2012)

Using pneumococcal vaccines (Prevenar13 & Synflorix) in combination for maximum protection from ear infections: Prev-Ix_Combo.

The Chronicle; 23(1): 24-25

McCallum GB, Morris PS, Chang AB (2012)

Antibiotics for persistent cough or wheeze following acute bronchiolitis in children.

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews; (6): CD009834

Retrieved from

O'Grady KA, Torzillo PJ, Ruben AR, Taylor-Thomson D, Valery PC, Chang AB (2012)

Identification of radiological alveolar pneumonia in children with high rates of hospitalized respiratory infections: comparison of WHO-defined and pediatric pulmonologist diagnosis in the clinical context.

Pediatric Pulmonology; 47(4): 386–392

Valery PC, Morris PS, Grimwood K, Torzillo PJ, Byrne CA, Masters BI, Bauert PA, McCallum GB, Mobberly C, Chang AB (2012)

Azithromycin for Indigenous children with bronchiectasis: study protocol for a multi-centre randomized controlled trial.

BMC Pediatrics; 12: 122

Retrieved 14 August 2012 from

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