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2014

Einsiedel L, Cassar O, Goeman E, Spelman T, Au V, Hatami S, Joseph S, Gessain A (2014)

Higher human T-Lymphotropic virus type 1 subtype C proviral loads are associated with bronchiectasis in Indigenous Australians: results of a case-control study.

Open Forum Infectious Diseases; 1(1):

Einsiedel L, Cassar O, Goeman E, Spelman T, Gessain A (2014)

HTLV-1 associated bronchiectasis among Indigenous Australians is associated with higher HTLV-1 proviral loads: results of a prospective case-control study.

Retrovirology; 11(supplement 1): 28

Retrieved 7 January 2014 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1742-4690-11-S1-P28

Einsiedel L, Spelman T, Goeman E, Cassar O, Arundell M, Gessian A (2014)

Clinical associations of human T-lymphotropic virus type 1 infection in an Indigenous Australian population.

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases; 2014

Retrieved 16 January 2014 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0002643

Hull BP, Dey A, Menzies RI, Brotherton JM, McIntyre PB (2014)

Immunisation coverage annual report, 2011.

Communicable Diseases Intelligence; 37(4): E291-E312

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; early view(http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jpc.12659):

National Health Performance Authority (2014)

Healthy communities: immunisation rates for children in 2012–13.

Sydney: National Health Performance Authority

2013

Abbott P, Menzies R, Davison J, Moore L, Wang H (2013)

Improving immunisation timeliness in Aboriginal children through personalised calendars.

BMC Public Health; 13: 598

Retrieved 20 June 2013 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-13-598

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Healthy for life: results for July 2007-June 2011.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report presents data from services receiving Healthy for life (HfL) funding, including the number of clients and health outcomes measured by 10 essential indicators (EIs) covering maternal and child health and chronic disease care:

  • timing of first antenatal visit
  • average birthweight
  • low and high birthweight babies
  • risk factors identified during pregnancy
  • immunisation rates
  • conduct of adult health checks
  • chronic disease management plans, GP management plans and team care arrangements
  • glycosylated haemoglobin (HbA1c) blood tests for clients with type 2 diabetes (whether done in the last 6 months, and the results)
  • blood pressure tests for clients with type 2 diabetes (whether done in the last 6 months, and the results)
  • blood pressure tests for clients with coronary heart disease (whether done in the last 6 months, and the results)

It is the first publicly released report published since data collection and reporting for the Healthy for life program began in 2007. Healthy for life (HfL) program was established with a set of key objectives to improve the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The report provides comparisons over time, making it easy to see how the program has developed and its major achievements.

About 100 health services were funded as part of the program, but not all were required to provide data. Those providing data for the report represent 85% of all services funded in the 2010-11 reporting period. The services are widely distributed in every state and territory, from major cities to very remote areas.

The HfL aligns with the principles and priorities of the National Strategic Framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (NSF), 2003- 2013 and the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Closing the gap initiative, and is the first Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (OATSIH) funded program with a strong focus on continuous quality improvement (CQI) to collect and report on health outcome data that goes beyond service activity reporting.

Abstract adapted from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)

Beebe NW, Ambrose L, Hill LA, Davis JB, Hapgood G, Cooper RD, Russell RC, Ritchie SC, Reimer LJ, Lobo NF, Syafruddin D, van den Hurk AF (2013)

Tracing the tiger: population genetics provides valuable insights into the aedes (stegomyia) albopictus invasion of the Australasian region.

PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases; 7(8): e2361

Retrieved 8 August 2013 from

National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System Annual Report Writing Group (2013)

Australia’s notifiable disease status, 2011: annual report of the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System.

Canberra: National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System

2012

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2012)

Australia's health 2012.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Centre for Disease Control (2012)

NT notifications of diseases by onset date & districts: 1 January –31 December 2011 & 2010.

Darwin: Northern Territory Department of Health

Gordon CL, Hewagama S (2012)

Current knowledge about HTLV-1 in Central Australia: proceedings from the first workshop on HTLV-1 in Central Australia.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 19(1): 14-15

Knox J, Cowan RU, Doyle JS, Ligtermoet MK, Archer JS, Burrow JNC, Tong SYC, Currie BJ, Mackenzie JS, Smith DW, Catton M, Moran RJ, Aboltins CA, Richards JS (2012)

Murray Valley encephalitis: a review of clinical features, diagnosis and treatment.

Medical Journal of Australia; 196(5): 322-326

2011

Awofeso N (2011)

Leprosy control, public health paradigms and stigma [editorial].

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 35(1): 9-11

Davis JS, Cheng AC, McMillan M, Humphrey AB, Stephens DP, Anstey NM (2011)

Sepsis in the tropical Top End of Australia's Northern Territory: disease burden and impact on Indigenous Australians.

Medical Journal of Australia; 194(10): 519-524

Hull B, Dey A, Mahajan D, Menzies R, McIntyre PB (2011)

Immunisation coverage annual report, 2009.

Communicable Diseases Intelligence; 35(2): 132-148

Massey PD (2011)

Controlling communicable diseases in rural New South Wales: epidemiological research for directing health policy and practice.

Doctor of Public Health thesis, James Cook University: Townsville, Qld

NNDSS Writing Group (2011)

Australia's notifiable diseases status, 2009: annual report of the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System.

Communicable Diseases Intelligence; 35(2): 61-131

Strebor C (2011)

Immunisation coverage 31 December 2011.

The Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 19(1): 30-31

2010

Bailie R, Stevens M, McDonald E, Brewster D, Guthridge S (2010)

Exploring cross-sectional associations between common childhood illness, housing and social conditions in remote Australian Aboriginal communities.

BMC Public Health; 10: 147

Retrieved 20 March 2010 from http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2458-10-147.pdf

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
    • burns
    • 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
    • diabetes
    • heart failure
  • Sexual health
    • HIV/AIDS
    • sexually transmitted infections in men
  • General topics
    • eye problems
    • rheumatic fever and heart disease
    • hepatitis.

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

Centre for Disease Control (2010)

Notifications for diseases by onset date & districts: 1 January – 31 December 2009 & 2008.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 17(1): 42

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

Einsiedel LJ, Woodman RJ (2010)

Two nations: racial disparities in bloodstream infections recorded at Alice Springs Hospital, central Australia, 2001–2005.

Medical Journal of Australia; 192(10): 567-571

Einsiedel LJ, Verdonck K, Gotuzzo E (2010)

Human T-Lymphotropic virus 1: clinical aspects of a neglected infection among Indigenous populations.

In: Scheld WM, Grayson ML, Hughes JM, eds. Emerging infections 9. Washington, D.C.: ASM Press:

Evolution Research (2010)

Enquiry into claims regarding leprosy testing on Aboriginal children in the Northern Territory between 1920 and 1960.

Canberra: Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing

Hull BP, Mahajan D, Dey A, Menzies RI, McIntyre PB (2010)

Immunisation coverage annual report, 2008.

Communicable Diseases Intelligence; 34(3): 241-258

McIver LJ, Kippin AN, Parish ST, Whitehead OG (2010)

HIV, malaria and pneumonia in a Torres Strait Islander male – a case report.

Communicable Diseases Intelligence; 34(4): 448-449

Newman L, Stirzaker S, Knuckey D, Robinson K, Hood J, Knope K, Fitzsimmons G, Martin N, Siripol S, Gajanayake I, Kaczmarek M, Barr I, Hii A, Foxwell R, Owen R, Wright P, Fitzsimmons G, Sanders L, Barry C, Barker S, Ormond J, Liu C (2010)

Australia's notifiable disease status, 2008: annual report of the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System.

Communicable Diseases Intelligence; 34(3): 157-224

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

2009

Bailie RS (2009)

A systems approach to improving timeliness of immunisation.

Vaccine; 27(27): 3669-3674

Bangor-Jones RD, Dowse GK, Giele CM, van Buynder PG, Hodge MM, Whitty MM (2009)

A prolonged mumps outbreak among highly vaccinated Aboriginal people in the Kimberley region of Western Australia.

Medical Journal of Australia; 191(7): 398-401

Blyton G (2009)

Seeds of myth: exotic disease theory and deconstructing the Australian narrative of Indigenous depopulation.

The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education; 38S: 17-24

Centre for Disease Control (2009)

NT Notifications for diseases by onset date & district 2008 & 2007.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 16(1): 27

Population Health Queensland (2009)

Strategic directions for communicable disease prevention and control 2009–2012.

Brisbane: Queensland Health

White HA, Davis JS, Kittler P, Currie BJ (2009)

Outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy-treated bone and joint infections in a tropical setting.

Internal Medicine Journal; 41(9): 668–673

2008

Begg K, Roche P, Owen R, Liu C, Kaczmarek M, Hii A, Stirzaker S, McDonald A, Fitzsimmons G, McIntyre P, Menzies R, East I, Coleman D, O’Neil K (2008)

Australia's notifiable diseases status, 2006: annual report of the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System.

Communicable Diseases Intelligence; 32(2): 169

Coleman K, Markey P, Krause V (2008)

Mumps in the NT.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 15(4): 11-17

Mear C (2008)

The origin of the smallpox outbreak in Sydney in 1789.

Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society; 94(1): 1-22

Menzies R, Turnour C, Chiu C, McIntyre P (2008)

Vaccine preventable diseases and vaccination coverage in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Australia, 2003 to 2006.

Canberra: Department of Health and Ageing

Nagy C (2008)

Measles, mumps vaccination history in the Northern Territory.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 15(4): 18-19

Parnell AE (2008)

Review of notifiable diseases, 2007.

Disease WAtch; 12(2): 4-10

Parnell AE (2008)

Review of notifiable diseases, January - June 2008.

Disease WAtch; 12(6): 1-7

Roche P, Zweck N, Couzos S (2008)

Leprosy.

In: Couzos S, Murray R, eds. Aboriginal primary health care: an evidence-based approach. 3 ed. South Melbourne: Oxford University Press: 732-754

Zurynski Y, Elliott EJ (2008)

Australian paediatric surveillance unit annual report, 2006.

Communicable Diseases Intelligence; 32(1): 52-56

 
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