M J Abramson

Summary

Affiliation: Monash University
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. pmc Forecasts of COPD mortality in Australia: 2006-2025
    Bircan Erbas
    School of Public Health, La Trobe University, Rm 129, Health Sciences 1, Bundoora, Victoria 3086, Australia
    BMC Med Res Methodol 12:17. 2012
  2. pmc How well do adolescents recall use of mobile telephones? Results of a validation study
    Imo Inyang
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
    BMC Med Res Methodol 9:36. 2009
  3. ncbi request reprint Adverse effects of beta-agonists: are they clinically relevant?
    Michael J Abramson
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
    Am J Respir Med 2:287-97. 2003
  4. ncbi request reprint COPDX: an update of guidelines for the management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with a review of recent evidence
    Michael J Abramson
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Vic
    Med J Aust 184:342-5. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Respiratory symptoms and lung function in older people with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Michael J Abramson
    Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, The Alfred Hospital, Commercial Road, Melbourne, VIC 3004, Australia
    Med J Aust 183:S23-5. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint How well do doctors know their patients with severe asthma?
    M J Abramson
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
    Intern Med J 33:557-65. 2003
  7. doi request reprint Mobile telephone use is associated with changes in cognitive function in young adolescents
    Michael J Abramson
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Bioelectromagnetics 30:678-86. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of respiratory symptoms related to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma among middle aged and older adults
    Michael Abramson
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, The Alfred, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Respirology 7:325-31. 2002
  9. ncbi request reprint The epidemic of asthma: too much allergen or not enough infection?
    M J Abramson
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash Medical School, Alfred Hospital, Prahran, Vic
    Med J Aust 172:119-21. 2000
  10. ncbi request reprint Respiratory disorders and allergies in tea packers
    M J Abramson
    Departments of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
    Occup Med (Lond) 51:259-65. 2001

Detail Information

Publications68

  1. pmc Forecasts of COPD mortality in Australia: 2006-2025
    Bircan Erbas
    School of Public Health, La Trobe University, Rm 129, Health Sciences 1, Bundoora, Victoria 3086, Australia
    BMC Med Res Methodol 12:17. 2012
    ..In this study, we have sought to model and forecast age related changes in COPD mortality over time for men and women separately over the period 2006-2025...
  2. pmc How well do adolescents recall use of mobile telephones? Results of a validation study
    Imo Inyang
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
    BMC Med Res Methodol 9:36. 2009
    ..Most epidemiological studies have relied on self reported questionnaire responses to determine individual exposure. We sought to validate the accuracy of self reported adolescent mobile telephone use...
  3. ncbi request reprint Adverse effects of beta-agonists: are they clinically relevant?
    Michael J Abramson
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
    Am J Respir Med 2:287-97. 2003
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint COPDX: an update of guidelines for the management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with a review of recent evidence
    Michael J Abramson
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Vic
    Med J Aust 184:342-5. 2006
    ..Further studies are required to clarify the role of NPPV in the long-term management of stable COPD...
  5. ncbi request reprint Respiratory symptoms and lung function in older people with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Michael J Abramson
    Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, The Alfred Hospital, Commercial Road, Melbourne, VIC 3004, Australia
    Med J Aust 183:S23-5. 2005
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint How well do doctors know their patients with severe asthma?
    M J Abramson
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
    Intern Med J 33:557-65. 2003
    ..Rates of asthma mortality have fallen in Australia since the commencement of the National Asthma Campaign and promotion of the Australian asthma management plan. New strategies are now needed to further reduce mortality...
  7. doi request reprint Mobile telephone use is associated with changes in cognitive function in young adolescents
    Michael J Abramson
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Bioelectromagnetics 30:678-86. 2009
    ..Overall, mobile phone use was associated with faster and less accurate responding to higher level cognitive tasks. These behaviours may have been learned through frequent use of a mobile phone...
  8. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of respiratory symptoms related to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma among middle aged and older adults
    Michael Abramson
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, The Alfred, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Respirology 7:325-31. 2002
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in middle aged and older adults...
  9. ncbi request reprint The epidemic of asthma: too much allergen or not enough infection?
    M J Abramson
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash Medical School, Alfred Hospital, Prahran, Vic
    Med J Aust 172:119-21. 2000
    ..Childhood infections seem to be important in normal maturation of the immune system, with asthma a manifestation of a persistent "immature" immune system...
  10. ncbi request reprint Respiratory disorders and allergies in tea packers
    M J Abramson
    Departments of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
    Occup Med (Lond) 51:259-65. 2001
    ..6%) employees. As there was little evidence of specific allergic sensitization to the tea varieties tested, the excess of work-related respiratory and nasal symptoms probably represented non-specific irritation...
  11. ncbi request reprint Are asthma medications and management related to deaths from asthma?
    M J Abramson
    Department of Respiratory, and Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, Monash University, Southbank, and Monash Medical School, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 163:12-8. 2001
    ..More widespread adoption of written asthma management plans, with less reliance on beta-agonists and closer medical supervision, should reduce asthma mortality...
  12. doi request reprint Associations between fatty acids in colostrum and breast milk and risk of allergic disease
    A J Lowe
    Centre for Molecular, Environmental, Genetic and Analytic Epidemiology, School of Population Health, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    Clin Exp Allergy 38:1745-51. 2008
    ..However, there is controversy in this area, and we have previously observed that high levels of n-3 fatty acid (FA) in colostrum are associated with increased risk of allergic sensitization...
  13. ncbi request reprint Persistent pollen exposure during infancy is associated with increased risk of subsequent childhood asthma and hayfever
    B Erbas
    School of Public Health, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Clin Exp Allergy 43:337-43. 2013
    ..Few studies have focused on pollen exposure and asthma in children. None have examined associations between persistent exposure to pollen in infancy and aeroallergen sensitisation and asthma in childhood...
  14. ncbi request reprint Skin prick test can identify eczematous infants at risk of asthma and allergic rhinitis
    A J Lowe
    Centre for Molecular, Environmental, Genetic and Analytic Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    Clin Exp Allergy 37:1624-31. 2007
    ..Assessment of allergic sensitization is not routinely performed in infants and young children with eczema...
  15. ncbi request reprint Changes in indoor allergen and fungal levels predict changes in asthma activity among young adults
    M C Matheson
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Central and Eastern Clinical School, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
    Clin Exp Allergy 35:907-13. 2005
    ..We conducted a longitudinal study of indoor allergen and fungal levels in Melbourne homes between 1996 and 1998 to examine the effect of changes in allergen exposure upon asthma and associated outcomes...
  16. pmc Symptoms and medical conditions in Australian veterans of the 1991 Gulf War: relation to immunisations and other Gulf War exposures
    H L Kelsall
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University Central and Eastern Clinical School, Alfred Hospital, Commercial Road, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Occup Environ Med 61:1006-13. 2004
    ....
  17. pmc Biological dust exposure in the workplace is a risk factor for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    M C Matheson
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Central and Eastern Clinical School, The Alfred Hospital, Commercial Road, Melbourne 3004, Victoria, Australia
    Thorax 60:645-51. 2005
    ..Although the main risk factor is smoking, 15-19% of COPD even in smokers has been attributed to occupational exposures. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between occupational exposure and risk of COPD...
  18. ncbi request reprint How have we been managing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Australia?
    M C Matheson
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
    Intern Med J 36:92-9. 2006
    ..The aim of the article was to report on COPD management in a community based cohort...
  19. doi request reprint Pets at birth do not increase allergic disease in at-risk children
    C J Lodge
    Centre for Molecular, Environmental, Genetic and Analytic Epidemiology, School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Clin Exp Allergy 42:1377-85. 2012
    ..The literature is contradictory concerning pet exposure and risk of allergic disease in childhood especially among those with a family history of allergy...
  20. ncbi request reprint Asthma is more prevalent in rural New South Wales than metropolitan Victoria, Australia
    R K Woods
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash Medical School and Alfred Hospital, Prahran, Victoria, Australia
    Respirology 5:257-63. 2000
    ..The aim of this study was to compare the prevalence of adult respiratory symptoms and conditions in a rural setting with a metropolitan setting...
  21. pmc Respiratory health status of Australian veterans of the 1991 Gulf War and the effects of exposure to oil fire smoke and dust storms
    H L Kelsall
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University Central and Eastern Clinical School, Alfred Hospital, Commercial Road, Melbourne, Victoria 3004, Australia
    Thorax 59:897-903. 2004
    ..Since the 1991 Gulf War concerns have been raised about the effects on veterans' health of exposures to Kuwaiti oil fire smoke and to dust storms...
  22. doi request reprint Adherence to asthma management guidelines by middle-aged adults with current asthma
    R K Kandane-Rathnayake
    Centre for Molecular, Environmental, Genetic and Analytic Epidemiology, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    Thorax 64:1025-31. 2009
    ..Using data from the Tasmanian Longitudinal Health Study (TAHS), the adequacy of asthma management for middle-aged adults with asthma was investigated...
  23. pmc Fatty acid levels and risk of asthma in young adults
    R K Woods
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Central and Eastern Clinical School, Monash University and The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria 3004, Australia
    Thorax 59:105-10. 2004
    ..The aim of this community based cross sectional study was to determine whether plasma long chain (n-3) fatty acids, as a measure of dietary intake, differed between 1601 young adults with and without asthma...
  24. ncbi request reprint Asthma 3+ Visit Plan: a qualitative evaluation
    J A Douglass
    Cooperative Research Centre for Asthma, The Alfred Hospital, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Intern Med J 35:457-62. 2005
    ..The Asthma 3+ Visit Plan is a Commonwealth primary care initiative to improve care for patients with moderate or severe asthma through visits to general practitioners (GP)...
  25. ncbi request reprint Mobile phones and brain tumours: a review of epidemiological research
    R J Croft
    Australian Centre for Radiofrequency Bioeffects Research, Melbourne, Australia
    Australas Phys Eng Sci Med 31:255-67. 2008
    ..The reported associations are in need of replication with methods designed to minimise such bias before they can be treated as more than suggestive...
  26. ncbi request reprint Residential characteristics predict changes in Der p 1, Fel d 1 and ergosterol but not fungi over time
    M C Matheson
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Clin Exp Allergy 33:1281-8. 2003
    ..We also examined the changes in levels of indoor allergens...
  27. ncbi request reprint The temporal sequence of allergic sensitization and onset of infantile eczema
    A J Lowe
    Centre for Molecular, Environmental, Genetic and Analytic Epidemiology, The University of Melbourne, and Department of Allergy, Royal Children s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    Clin Exp Allergy 37:536-42. 2007
    ..Eczema is commonly associated with sensitization in infants, but the causative role of sensitization in the development of eczema has been questioned...
  28. doi request reprint Prediction equations for single breath diffusing capacity (Tlco) in a middle aged caucasian population
    B R Thompson
    Allergy Immunology and Respiratory Medicine, The Alfred Hospital, Commercial Rd, Melbourne 3004, Victoria, Australia
    Thorax 63:889-93. 2008
    ..However, the testing methodologies vary and there are no well documented studies that have developed reference equations for Tlco and alveolar volume (Va) in middle aged and older populations...
  29. ncbi request reprint Maternal breast milk long-chain n-3 fatty acids are associated with increased risk of atopy in breastfed infants
    R M Stoney
    Department of Nutrition, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Clin Exp Allergy 34:194-200. 2004
    ..omega-3 (n-3) fatty acids (FAs) are thought to act as precursors to the formation of less active inflammatory mediators, with the potential to reduce inflammation...
  30. doi request reprint Atopic dermatitis and the atopic march revisited
    S C Dharmage
    Centre for Molecular, Environmental, Genetic and Analytic MEGA Epidemiology, School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne, Carlton, Vic, Australia Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, Vic, Australia
    Allergy 69:17-27. 2014
    ..In this context, the atopic march remains a promising area of investigation. ..
  31. doi request reprint The role of seasonal grass pollen on childhood asthma emergency department presentations
    B Erbas
    School of Public Health, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Clin Exp Allergy 42:799-805. 2012
    ..Few studies have focused on the role of grass pollen on asthma emergency department (ED) presentations among children. None have examined whether a dose-response effect exists between grass pollen levels and these asthma exacerbations...
  32. ncbi request reprint Linkage analysis of bronchial hyperreactivity and atopy with chromosome 11q13
    Z Y Wong
    Department of Physiology, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    Electrophoresis 18:1641-5. 1997
    ..We found no linkage to atopy at any of the three 11q13 loci studied. Our findings also do not favour linkage between BHR and loci approximately 8-9 cM either side of the Fc epsilon RI-beta gene...
  33. ncbi request reprint The relationships between patients' related variables in asthma: iplications for asthma management
    O A Abdulwadud
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash Medical School, Victoria, Australia
    Respirology 6:105-12. 2001
    ..The findings have implications for optimizing asthma management...
  34. doi request reprint Ambient wood smoke exposure and respiratory symptoms in Tasmania, Australia
    C M Bennett
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 0200, Australia
    Sci Total Environ 409:294-9. 2010
    ....
  35. ncbi request reprint War-related psychological stressors and risk of psychological disorders in Australian veterans of the 1991 Gulf War
    Jillian F Ikin
    Monash University, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Central and Eastern Clinical School, Alfred Hospital, Commercial Road, Melbourne, VIC 3004, Australia
    Br J Psychiatry 185:116-26. 2004
    ..Questions remain about the long-term health impacts of the 1991 Gulf War on its veterans...
  36. doi request reprint Early childhood infections and immunisation and the development of allergic disease in particular asthma in a high-risk cohort: A prospective study of allergy-prone children from birth to six years
    Jennifer A Thomson
    The Centre for MEGA Epidemiology, Melbourne School of Population Health, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 21:1076-85. 2010
    ..CDT immunisation in the first year may be a risk factor for asthma, but the need for CDT immunisation may also be a marker of increased risk of asthma in later childhood...
  37. ncbi request reprint Associations between ambient PM2.5 concentrations and respiratory symptoms in Melbourne, 1998-2005
    Charmian M Bennett
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 70:1613-8. 2007
    ..There was insufficient variability in PM2.5 exposure among participants over the study period to provide convincing evidence for or against associations between PM2.5 and adverse respiratory symptoms...
  38. doi request reprint The impact of smoke on respiratory hospital outcomes during the 2002-2003 bushfire season, Victoria, Australia
    Rachel Tham
    School of Rural Health, MonashUniversity, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Respirology 14:69-75. 2009
    ....
  39. ncbi request reprint A new method to determine laterality of mobile telephone use in adolescents
    Imo Inyang
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, The Alfred, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
    Occup Environ Med 67:507-12. 2010
    ..Although this study mainly sought to validate the accuracy of self-reported laterality of mobile telephone use in adolescents, investigation also covered number and duration of calls...
  40. ncbi request reprint A valid food frequency questionnaire for measuring dietary fish intake
    Rosalie K Woods
    Department of Epidemiology, Asthma and Clinical Immunology, Central and Eastern Clinical School and Alfred Hospital, Prahran, Australia
    Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 11:56-61. 2002
    ....
  41. ncbi request reprint Associations between reduced diffusing capacity and airflow obstruction in community-based subjects
    Melanie C Matheson
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Vic, Australia
    Respir Med 101:1730-7. 2007
    ....
  42. ncbi request reprint Microsomal epoxide hydrolase is not associated with COPD in a community-based sample
    Melanie C Matheson
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Victoria, Australia
    Hum Biol 78:705-17. 2006
    ..This finding, along with doubt shed on the accuracy of other studies that have demonstrated positive associations, suggests that a strong role for the EPHX1 polymorphisms in respiratory disease is unlikely...
  43. doi request reprint Childhood immunization and atopic disease into middle-age--a prospective cohort study
    Melanie C Matheson
    Centre for MEGA Epidemiology, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 21:301-6. 2010
    ..Our findings should provide reassurance that in terms of life time risk of asthma and atopic disease, childhood immunization is safe...
  44. pmc Primary prevention of latex related sensitisation and occupational asthma: a systematic review
    A D LaMontagne
    Centre for Health and Society, School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Occup Environ Med 63:359-64. 2006
    ..Eight primary prevention intervention studies on natural rubber latex (NRL) published since 1990 were identified and reviewed. This is the largest evidence base of primary prevention studies for any occupational asthmagen...
  45. ncbi request reprint Food and nutrient intakes and asthma risk in young adults
    Rosalie K Woods
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Central and Eastern Clinical School, Monash University, and The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Am J Clin Nutr 78:414-21. 2003
    ..Some aspects of diet are relatively newly recognized potential risk factors for asthma, but the evidence to date is conflicting...
  46. doi request reprint Does eczema lead to asthma?
    John A Burgess
    Centre for Molecular, Environmental, Genetic and Analytic Epidemiology, The University of Melbourne, Carlton, Victoria, Australia
    J Asthma 46:429-36. 2009
    ..Such studies may materially improve the quality of life of eczema patients and will have important public health benefits if the interventions lead to a reduction in the burden of asthma...
  47. ncbi request reprint Back for more: a qualitative study of emergency department reattendance for asthma
    Dianne P Goeman
    Department of Allergy, Immunology and Respiratory Medicine, The Alfred Hospital and Monash University, Melbourne, Vic
    Med J Aust 180:113-7. 2004
    ..To explore the reasons why individuals recurrently present with asthma to hospital emergency departments...
  48. doi request reprint Cordless telephone use: implications for mobile phone research
    Mary Redmayne
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, The Alfred, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    J Environ Monit 12:809-12. 2010
    ..Therefore, the design and analysis of future epidemiological telecommunication studies need to assess cordless phone exposure to accurately evaluate total RF telephone exposure effects...
  49. ncbi request reprint Childhood allergic rhinitis predicts asthma incidence and persistence to middle age: a longitudinal study
    John A Burgess
    Centre for Molecular, Environmental, Genetic and Analytic Epidemiology, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 120:863-9. 2007
    ..The association between allergic rhinitis and asthma is well documented, but the temporal sequence of this association has not been closely examined...
  50. ncbi request reprint Interactions between psychosocial problems and management of asthma: who is at risk of dying?
    Christopher A Barton
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Victoria, Australia
    J Asthma 42:249-56. 2005
    ..Psychosocial problems need to be identified and addressed as part of asthma management, because even with best practice, these problems place patients at an increased risk of dying...
  51. pmc Screening for lung cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis of controlled trials
    R L Manser
    Clinical Epidemiology and Health Service Evaluation Unit, Ground Floor, Charles Connibere Building, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Grattan Street, Parkville 3050, Victoria, Australia
    Thorax 58:784-9. 2003
    ..Lung cancer is a substantial public health problem in western countries. Previous studies have examined different screening strategies for lung cancer but there have been no published systematic reviews...
  52. pmc Intranasal corticosteroids versus oral H1 receptor antagonists in allergic rhinitis: systematic review of randomised controlled trials
    J M Weiner
    Department of Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, 3181, Australia
    BMJ 317:1624-9. 1998
    ..To determine whether intranasal corticosteroids are superior to oral H1 receptor antagonists (antihistamines) in the treatment of allergic rhinitis...
  53. ncbi request reprint Do spirometry and regular follow-up improve health outcomes in general practice patients with asthma or COPD? A cluster randomised controlled trial
    Michael J Abramson
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Med J Aust 193:104-9. 2010
    ..To determine whether spirometry with regular medical review improves the quality of life or other health outcomes among patients with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) managed in general practice...
  54. ncbi request reprint Beta2-adrenergic receptor polymorphisms are associated with asthma and COPD in adults
    Melanie C Matheson
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Monash, Vic, Australia
    J Hum Genet 51:943-51. 2006
    ..63; 1.12,2.38) and COPD (2.91; 1.42,5.94). The Arg16/Gln27 beta(2)AR haplotype is important in COPD, asthma and BHR, and may be associated with more severe respiratory symptoms in middle-aged and older adults...
  55. ncbi request reprint Barriers to delivering asthma care: a qualitative study of general practitioners
    Dianne P Goeman
    Department of Allergy, Immunology and Respiratory Medicine, The Alfred Hospital and Monash University, Commercial Road, Melbourne, VIC 3004, Australia
    Med J Aust 183:457-60. 2005
    ..To ascertain what general practitioners' priorities are for achieving optimal outcomes in people with asthma, and the barriers they face in delivering this care...
  56. ncbi request reprint Patients' views of the burden of asthma: a qualitative study
    Dianne P Goeman
    Alfred Hospital and Monash University, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Med J Aust 177:295-9. 2002
    ..To explore the burden of asthma on the lives of people presenting to hospital emergency departments for asthma treatment...
  57. ncbi request reprint Work related asthma - diagnosis and management
    Ryan F Hoy
    Department of Allergy, Immunology and Respiratory Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Aust Fam Physician 39:39-42. 2010
    ..Work related asthma refers to the development of new asthma due to occupational factors (occupational asthma) and the worsening of asthma control due to occupational factors (work exacerbated asthma)...
  58. ncbi request reprint Hormone therapy and cardiovascular disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Dianna J Magliano
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Central and Eastern Clinical School, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    BJOG 113:5-14. 2006
    ..The recent completion of several randomised clinical trials examining the effects of hormone therapy on CVD presents an opportunity to provide a more precise estimate of the cardiovascular risks of hormone therapy...
  59. ncbi request reprint Association of IL8, CXCR2 and TNF-alpha polymorphisms and airway disease
    Melanie C Matheson
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Victoria, Australia
    J Hum Genet 51:196-203. 2006
    ..These genes may be important candidates in the modulation of the inflammatory response in the airways...
  60. doi request reprint Do boys do the atopic march while girls dawdle?
    Adrian J Lowe
    Center for Molecular, Environmental, Genetic and Analytic Epidemiology, School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 121:1190-5. 2008
    ..The atopic march hypothesis suggests that infants with eczema are at increased risk of asthma. Others argue that eczema is not a risk factor for asthma unless there is also sensitization or early wheezing...
  61. ncbi request reprint Who remembers whether they had asthma as children?
    John A Burgess
    Centre for Molecular, Environmental, Genetic and Analytical Epidemiology, The University of Melbourne, 723 Swanston Street, Carlton, Victoria 3053, Australia
    J Asthma 43:727-30. 2006
    ..To assess misclassification in adults reporting childhood asthma...
  62. ncbi request reprint Asthma management and outcomes in Australia: a nation-wide telephone interview survey
    Guy B Marks
    Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Respirology 12:212-9. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the burden of asthma and describe current asthma management in Australia...
  63. doi request reprint Airway basement membrane perimeter distensibility and airway smooth muscle area in asthma
    Alan L James
    Department of Pulmonary Physiology, West Australian Sleep Disorders Research Institute, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    J Appl Physiol (1985) 104:1703-8. 2008
    ..We conclude that the effects of inflation on the relationship between Pbm and ASM are small and do not account for the differences observed in ASM between cases of asthma and nonasthmatic controls...
  64. doi request reprint Childhood eczema and asthma incidence and persistence: a cohort study from childhood to middle age
    John A Burgess
    Centre for Molecular, Environmental, Genetic and Analytic Epidemiology, University of Melbourne, Carlton, Australia
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 122:280-5. 2008
    ..The association between eczema and asthma is well documented, but the temporal sequence of this association has not been closely examined...
  65. ncbi request reprint Inhaled steroids--too much of a good thing?
    Dianne P Goeman
    Med J Aust 178:247. 2003
  66. pmc Is childhood immunisation associated with atopic disease from age 7 to 32 years?
    Kazunori Nakajima
    Centre for Molecular, Environmental, Genetic and Analytic Epidemiology, School of Population Health, The University of Melbourne, Level 2, 723 Swanston Street, Carlton, VIC 3053 Australia
    Thorax 62:270-5. 2007
    ..There is ongoing conjecture over whether childhood immunisation leads to an increased risk of developing atopic diseases...
  67. ncbi request reprint Atopic disease and breast-feeding--cause or consequence?
    Adrian J Lowe
    Centre for Molecular, Environmental, Genetic and Analytic Epidemiology, The University of Melbourne, and the Department of Allergy, Royal Children s Hospital, Australia
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 117:682-7. 2006
    ..It has been proposed that these results might be due to early signs of atopic disease in the infant causing mothers to prolong breast-feeding...
  68. ncbi request reprint Respiratory symptoms and lung-function changes with exposure to five substances in aluminium smelters
    Lin Fritschi
    School of Population Health, University of Western Australia, Crawley, WA, 6009, Australia
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 76:103-10. 2003
    ..To determine whether exposure to five different occupational substances contributes to respiratory symptoms in aluminium smelter workers...