Shilu Tong

Summary

Affiliation: Queensland University of Technology
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. pmc Are heat warning systems effective?
    Ghasem Sam Toloo
    School of Public Health and Social Work, Queensland University of Technology, Victoria Park Road, Kelvin Grove, Brisbane, QLD 4059, Australia
    Environ Health 12:27. 2013
  2. pmc Motivators and barriers to incorporating climate change-related health risks in environmental health impact assessment
    Lyle R Turner
    School of Public Health and Social Work, Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Victoria Park Road, Kelvin Grove, QLD 4059, Australia
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 10:1139-51. 2013
  3. pmc Spatial clusters of suicide in Australia
    Xin Qi
    Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
    BMC Psychiatry 12:86. 2012
  4. pmc Can slide positivity rates predict malaria transmission?
    Yan Bi
    School of Public Health and Social Work, Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Victoria Park Road, Kelvin Grove, 4059, Brisbane, Australia
    Malar J 11:117. 2012
  5. pmc Assessing the short-term effects of heatwaves on mortality and morbidity in Brisbane, Australia: comparison of case-crossover and time series analyses
    Shilu Tong
    School of Public Health and Social Work, Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    PLoS ONE 7:e37500. 2012
  6. pmc Effects of lead exposure on hippocampal metabotropic glutamate receptor subtype 3 and 7 in developmental rats
    Jian Xu
    Xin Hua Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai Institute for Pediatric Research, Shanghai Key Laboratory of Children s Environmental Health, Shanghai, PR China
    J Negat Results Biomed 8:5. 2009
  7. pmc Prevalence and risk factors of childhood allergic diseases in eight metropolitan cities in China: a multicenter study
    Fei Li
    Department of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Shanghai Institute of Pediatric Translational Medicine, Shanghai Jiaotong University, School of Medicine, Shanghai, China
    BMC Public Health 11:437. 2011
  8. pmc Vulnerability of eco-environmental health to climate change: the views of government stakeholders and other specialists in Queensland, Australia
    Linn B Strand
    School of Public Health and Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Victoria Park Rd, Kelvin Grove, Brisbane, QLD 4059, Australia
    BMC Public Health 10:441. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic position, maternal IQ, home environment, and cognitive development
    Shilu Tong
    School of Public Health Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Australia
    J Pediatr 151:284-8, 288.e1. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Spatiotemporal variation of notified Barmah Forest virus infections in Queensland, Australia, 1993-2001
    Shilu Tong
    School of Public Health, Queensland University of Technology, QLD, Australia
    Int J Environ Health Res 15:89-98. 2005

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  1. pmc Are heat warning systems effective?
    Ghasem Sam Toloo
    School of Public Health and Social Work, Queensland University of Technology, Victoria Park Road, Kelvin Grove, Brisbane, QLD 4059, Australia
    Environ Health 12:27. 2013
    ..More research is urgently required into the cost-effectiveness of heat warning systems' measures and improving the utilization of the services...
  2. pmc Motivators and barriers to incorporating climate change-related health risks in environmental health impact assessment
    Lyle R Turner
    School of Public Health and Social Work, Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Victoria Park Road, Kelvin Grove, QLD 4059, Australia
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 10:1139-51. 2013
    ..These findings may provide guidance for government and industry bodies to improve the assessment of climate change-related health risks...
  3. pmc Spatial clusters of suicide in Australia
    Xin Qi
    Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
    BMC Psychiatry 12:86. 2012
    ..This study explored spatial clusters of suicide in Australia, and investigated likely socio-demographic determinants of these clusters...
  4. pmc Can slide positivity rates predict malaria transmission?
    Yan Bi
    School of Public Health and Social Work, Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Victoria Park Road, Kelvin Grove, 4059, Brisbane, Australia
    Malar J 11:117. 2012
    ..How to accurately measure malaria transmission is an important issue. This study aimed to examine the role of slide positivity rates (SPR) in malaria transmission in Mengla County, Yunnan Province, China...
  5. pmc Assessing the short-term effects of heatwaves on mortality and morbidity in Brisbane, Australia: comparison of case-crossover and time series analyses
    Shilu Tong
    School of Public Health and Social Work, Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    PLoS ONE 7:e37500. 2012
    ..This study examined the association between exposure to heatwaves and mortality and emergency hospital admissions (EHAs) from non-external causes in Brisbane, Australia, using both case-crossover and time series analyses approaches...
  6. pmc Effects of lead exposure on hippocampal metabotropic glutamate receptor subtype 3 and 7 in developmental rats
    Jian Xu
    Xin Hua Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai Institute for Pediatric Research, Shanghai Key Laboratory of Children s Environmental Health, Shanghai, PR China
    J Negat Results Biomed 8:5. 2009
    ..The relationship between mGluR3/mGluR7 and synaptic plasticity had been verified by many recent studies. The present study aimed to examine the role of mGluR3/mGluR7 in lead-induced neurotoxicity...
  7. pmc Prevalence and risk factors of childhood allergic diseases in eight metropolitan cities in China: a multicenter study
    Fei Li
    Department of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Shanghai Institute of Pediatric Translational Medicine, Shanghai Jiaotong University, School of Medicine, Shanghai, China
    BMC Public Health 11:437. 2011
    ..This study investigated the pattern and risk factors of asthma, allergic rhinitis and eczema in eight metropolitan cities in China...
  8. pmc Vulnerability of eco-environmental health to climate change: the views of government stakeholders and other specialists in Queensland, Australia
    Linn B Strand
    School of Public Health and Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Victoria Park Rd, Kelvin Grove, Brisbane, QLD 4059, Australia
    BMC Public Health 10:441. 2010
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic position, maternal IQ, home environment, and cognitive development
    Shilu Tong
    School of Public Health Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Australia
    J Pediatr 151:284-8, 288.e1. 2007
    ..To assess whether socioeconomic position, maternal intelligence (IQ), and the home environment are inter-related to cognitive development in childhood...
  10. ncbi request reprint Spatiotemporal variation of notified Barmah Forest virus infections in Queensland, Australia, 1993-2001
    Shilu Tong
    School of Public Health, Queensland University of Technology, QLD, Australia
    Int J Environ Health Res 15:89-98. 2005
    ..5; p < 0.01). These results indicate that there has been an expanded geographic distribution of the notified BFv infections in Queensland over the last decade. Socioecological changes may be causal factors in this expansion...
  11. ncbi request reprint Would general practitioners support a population-based colorectal cancer screening programme of faecal-occult blood testing?
    S Tong
    School of Public Health, Queensland University of Technology, Queensland, Australia
    Intern Med J 34:532-8. 2004
    ..The extent to which GPs support population-based CRC screening remains unclear...
  12. pmc Assessment of heat-related health impacts in Brisbane, Australia: comparison of different heatwave definitions
    Shilu Tong
    School of Public Health and Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    PLoS ONE 5:e12155. 2010
    ..We investigated the relationship between heatwaves and health outcomes using ten different heatwave definitions in Brisbane, Australia...
  13. ncbi request reprint Climatic, high tide and vector variables and the transmission of Ross River virus
    S Tong
    School of Public Health, Queensland University of Technology, Queensland, Australia
    Intern Med J 35:677-80. 2005
    ..The results of the present study might facilitate the development of early warning systems for reducing the incidence of this wide-spread disease in Australia and other Pacific island nations...
  14. pmc The threat to scientific integrity in environmental and occupational medicine
    S Tong
    School of Public Health, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Queensland, Australia
    Occup Environ Med 62:843-6. 2005
    ..Such a funding system should also provide equal competition for funds and selection of the best proposals according to standard scientific criteria...
  15. ncbi request reprint Birthweight and cognitive development during childhood
    Shilu Tong
    School of Public Health, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 42:98-103. 2006
    ..Further, some evidence suggests that the association extends across the range of normal birthweights. This study assessed the relationship of birthweight to cognitive development in the Port Pirie birth cohort...
  16. doi request reprint Global climate change: time to mainstream health risks and their prevention on the medical research and policy agenda
    S Tong
    School of Public Health and Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland Health, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Intern Med J 38:445-7. 2008
    ..It is time to mainstream health risks and their prevention in relation to the effects of climate change on the medical research and policy agenda...
  17. ncbi request reprint Colorectal cancer screening with faecal occult blood testing: community intention, knowledge, beliefs and behaviour
    S Tong
    School of Public Health, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland 4059, Australia
    Asia Pac J Public Health 18:16-23. 2006
    ..Community intention to screen for CRC with FOBT may have increased over recent years. Screening intention is associated with community knowledge, attitudes/beliefs and behaviour...
  18. pmc Climate variability, social and environmental factors, and ross river virus transmission: research development and future research needs
    Shilu Tong
    School of Public Health and Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Australia
    Environ Health Perspect 116:1591-7. 2008
    ..Arbovirus diseases have emerged as a global public health concern. However, the impact of climatic, social, and environmental variability on the transmission of arbovirus diseases remains to be determined...
  19. doi request reprint Excess deaths during the 2004 heatwave in Brisbane, Australia
    Shilu Tong
    School of Public Health and Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
    Int J Biometeorol 54:393-400. 2010
    ..There was no apparent evidence of substantial short-term mortality displacement. The excess deaths were mainly attributed to temperature but exposure to ozone also contributed to these deaths...
  20. pmc Assessing the vulnerability of eco-environmental health to climate change
    Shilu Tong
    School of Public Health and Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Brisbane, QLD 4059, Australia
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 7:546-64. 2010
    ..Therefore, it is important to develop a framework to assess the vulnerability of eco-environmental health to climate change, and to identify appropriate adaptation strategies to minimize the impact of climate change...
  21. ncbi request reprint Climate variability and Ross River virus transmission in Townsville Region, Australia, 1985-1996
    Shilu Tong
    School of Public Health, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Australia
    Trop Med Int Health 9:298-304. 2004
    ..We assess the impact of climate variation on the Ross River virus (RRv) transmission in the Townsville region, Queensland, north-east Australia...
  22. ncbi request reprint Ross River virus disease in Australia: epidemiology, socioecology and public health response
    S Tong
    School of Public Health, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Brisbane, Queensland 4059, Australia
    Intern Med J 34:58-60. 2004
    ..The present paper aims to illustrate the epidemiological and socioecological implications of RRV infection in Australia and to make recommendations for public health response to this disease...
  23. ncbi request reprint Hospital admission and mortality differentials of asthma between urban and rural populations in New South Wales
    S Tong
    Centre for Public Health Research, School of Public Health, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove
    Aust J Rural Health 7:18-22. 1999
    ..These results indicate that the non-age-adjusted hospital admission and mortality rates of asthma were considerably higher in rural populations than in urban populations in New South Wales...
  24. ncbi request reprint Migration bias in ecologic studies
    S Tong
    Centre for Public Health Research, School of Public Health, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Australia
    Eur J Epidemiol 16:365-9. 2000
    ..Migration bias may result from a number of circumstances that are related to the way in which 'populations' are defined and ascertained. It is important to understand and minimise this type of bias in epidemiological research...
  25. pmc Environmental lead exposure: a public health problem of global dimensions
    S Tong
    Centre for Public Health Research, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
    Bull World Health Organ 78:1068-77. 2000
    ..This article reviews the nature and importance of environmental exposure to lead in developing and developed countries, outlining past actions, and indicating requirements for future policy responses and interventions...
  26. ncbi request reprint Declining blood lead levels and changes in cognitive function during childhood: the Port Pirie Cohort Study
    S Tong
    Centre for Public Health Research, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
    JAMA 280:1915-9. 1998
    ..Many studies have found a significant inverse association between early exposure to environmental lead and cognitive function in childhood. Whether these effects are reversible when exposure is reduced is not clear...
  27. ncbi request reprint Socio-demographic correlates of screening intention for colorectal cancer
    S Tong
    Centre for Public Health Research, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Queensland 4059
    Aust N Z J Public Health 24:610-4. 2000
    ..To assess the relationship between socio-demographic factors and screening intention for colorectal cancer (CRC)...
  28. pmc Climate variation and incidence of Ross river virus in Cairns, Australia: a time-series analysis
    S Tong
    Centre for Public Health Research, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Queensland, Australia
    Environ Health Perspect 109:1271-3. 2001
    ..001) and the rainfall at a lag of 2 months (p < 0.05) appeared to play significant roles in the transmission of RRv disease in Cairns. Furthermore, the regressive forecast curves were consistent with the pattern of actual values...
  29. doi request reprint Challenges for epidemiologic research on the verge of a new era
    Shilu Tong
    School of Public Health and Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, QLD 4059, Australia
    Eur J Epidemiol 26:689-94. 2011
    ..However, the methodology for discovering these complex and dynamic relationships remains to be improved. We propose strategies for taking up this challenge...
  30. ncbi request reprint Air pollution and sudden infant death syndrome: a literature review
    Shilu Tong
    School of Public Health, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 18:327-35. 2004
    ..We suggest that future studies should focus on the research design, role of indoor air quality and the effect of smaller particles, particularly those in the ultrafine range...
  31. pmc Climate variability and Ross River virus transmission
    S Tong
    Centre for Public Health Research, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
    J Epidemiol Community Health 56:617-21. 2002
    ..1) To examine the feasibility to link climate data with monthly incidence of Ross River virus (RRv). (2) To assess the impact of climate variability on the RRv transmission...
  32. pmc Different responses of Ross River virus to climate variability between coastline and inland cities in Queensland, Australia
    S Tong
    Centre for Public Health Research, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Queensland 4059, Australia
    Occup Environ Med 59:739-44. 2002
    ....
  33. doi request reprint Socio-environmental predictors of Barmah forest virus transmission in coastal areas, Queensland, Australia
    Suchithra Naish
    School of Public Health and Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, QLD, Australia
    Trop Med Int Health 14:247-56. 2009
    ..To assess the socio-environmental predictors of Barmah forest virus (BFV) transmission in coastal areas, Queensland, Australia...
  34. ncbi request reprint The view from two sides: a qualitative study of community and medical perspectives on screening for colorectal cancer using FOBT
    Alexandra M Clavarino
    School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Herston, QLD, Australia
    Prev Med 39:482-90. 2004
    ..Population-wide screening for people at average risk of colorectal cancer (CRC) by faecal occult blood test (FOBT) is under consideration in Australia...
  35. pmc Gaseous air pollution and emergency hospital visits for hypertension in Beijing, China: a time-stratified case-crossover study
    Yuming Guo
    School of Public Health and Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Brisbane, Queensland 4059, Australia
    Environ Health 9:57. 2010
    ..Hypertension is the most important risk factor for cardiovascular mortality. However, few previous studies have examined the relationship between gaseous air pollution and morbidity for hypertension...
  36. ncbi request reprint Knowledge, attitude and intentions related to colorectal cancer screening using faecal occult blood tests in a rural Australian population
    Monika Janda
    Centre for Public Health Research, Queensland University of Technology, Queensland, Australia
    Asia Pac J Public Health 15:50-6. 2003
    ....
  37. pmc Spatial patterns and socioecological drivers of dengue fever transmission in Queensland, Australia
    Wenbiao Hu
    School of Population Health, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Environ Health Perspect 120:260-6. 2012
    ..Understanding how socioecological factors affect the transmission of dengue fever (DF) may help to develop an early warning system of DF...
  38. doi request reprint The impact of heatwaves on mortality and emergency hospital admissions from non-external causes in Brisbane, Australia
    Xiao Yu Wang
    School of Public Health and Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, QLD 4059, Australia
    Occup Environ Med 69:163-9. 2012
    ..This study assessed the impact of heatwaves on mortality and emergency hospital admissions (EHAs) from non-external causes (NEC) in Brisbane, a subtropical city in Australia...
  39. ncbi request reprint Development of a predictive model for ross river virus disease in Brisbane, Australia
    Wenbiao Hu
    School of Public Health, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 71:129-37. 2004
    ..94%). Therefore, this model may have applications as a decision supportive tool in disease control and risk-management planning programs...
  40. ncbi request reprint Exploratory spatial analysis of social and environmental factors associated with the incidence of Ross River virus in Brisbane, Australia
    Wenbiao Hu
    School of Public Health, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Queensland, Australia
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 76:814-9. 2007
    ..Multiple negative binomial regression models showed that the spatial pattern of RRV disease in Brisbane seemed to be determined by a combination of local ecologic, socioeconomic, and environmental factors...
  41. doi request reprint Temperature, air pollution and total mortality during summers in Sydney, 1994-2004
    Wenbiao Hu
    School of Public Health and Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
    Int J Biometeorol 52:689-96. 2008
    ..Elevated daily maximum temperature combined with high SO(2) concentrations appeared to have contributed to the increased mortality observed in Sydney during this period...
  42. doi request reprint The effect of various temperature indicators on different mortality categories in a subtropical city of Brisbane, Australia
    Weiwei Yu
    School of Public Health, Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
    Sci Total Environ 409:3431-7. 2011
    ..However, few data are available to show how the effects of different temperature indicators on different mortality categories, particularly in a typical subtropical climate...
  43. doi request reprint Temperature enhanced effects of ozone on cardiovascular mortality in 95 large US communities, 1987-2000: Assessment using the NMMAPS data
    Cizao Ren
    Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Australia
    Arch Environ Occup Health 64:177-84. 2009
    ..The authors concluded that temperature modified effects of ozone, particularly in the northern regions...
  44. doi request reprint The relationship between particulate air pollution and emergency hospital visits for hypertension in Beijing, China
    Yuming Guo
    School of Public Health and Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Brisbane, Queensland 4059, Australia
    Sci Total Environ 408:4446-50. 2010
    ..However, little is known about the relationship between air pollution and the onset of hypertension...
  45. doi request reprint Extreme temperatures and emergency department admissions for childhood asthma in Brisbane, Australia
    Zhiwei Xu
    School of Public Health and Social Work and Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Occup Environ Med 70:730-5. 2013
    ..To examine the effect of extreme temperatures on emergency department admissions (EDAs) for childhood asthma...
  46. pmc Spatial patterns of malaria reported deaths in Yunnan Province, China
    Yan Bi
    School of Public Health and Social Work, Institution of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 88:526-35. 2013
    ..Public health interventions should target populations in western Yunnan along border areas, especially focusing on floating populations crossing international borders...
  47. pmc Spatial distribution of suicide in Queensland, Australia
    Xin Qi
    School of Public Health, and Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Queensland 4059, Australia
    BMC Psychiatry 10:106. 2010
    ....
  48. doi request reprint Assessing the relationship between global warming and mortality: lag effects of temperature fluctuations by age and mortality categories
    Weiwei Yu
    School of Public Health and Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, QLD 4050, Brisbane, Australia
    Environ Pollut 159:1789-93. 2011
    ..4% (95% CI: 0.9%, 6.0%) for people aged over 85 years and with cardiovascular diseases, respectively. These findings may have implications for developing intervention strategies to reduce and prevent temperature-related mortality...
  49. pmc Weather variability, tides, and Barmah Forest virus disease in the Gladstone region, Australia
    Suchithra Naish
    School of Public Health, Queensland University of Technology, Queensland, Australia
    Environ Health Perspect 114:678-83. 2006
    ..However, no significant association was found for other variables. These results may be applied to forecast the occurrence of BFV disease and to use public health resources in BFV control and prevention...
  50. ncbi request reprint Spatiotemporal relationship between particle air pollution and respiratory emergency hospital admissions in Brisbane, Australia
    Linping Chen
    Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation and School of Public Health, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Sci Total Environ 373:57-67. 2007
    ..Therefore, the spatial variation in the relationship between PM10 and health outcomes needs to be considered when the health impact of air pollution is assessed, particularly for big cities...
  51. doi request reprint Is the association between temperature and mortality modified by age, gender and socio-economic status?
    Weiwei Yu
    School of Public Health and Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
    Sci Total Environ 408:3513-8. 2010
    ..However, data for this type of study is relatively scarce in subtropical/tropical regions where people are well accustomed to warm temperatures...
  52. pmc Diurnal temperature range and childhood asthma: a time-series study
    Zhiwei Xu
    School of Public Health and Social Work and Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Brisbane, Australia
    Environ Health 12:12. 2013
    ..However, the relationship between daily temperature variation and childhood asthma is not well understood. This study aimed to examine the relationship between diurnal temperature range (DTR) and childhood asthma...
  53. pmc Preliminary spatiotemporal analysis of the association between socio-environmental factors and suicide
    Xin Qi
    School of Public Health, and Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Queensland 4059, Australia
    Environ Health 8:46. 2009
    ..This study examined the association of climate, socioeconomic and demographic factors with suicide in Queensland, Australia, using a spatiotemporal approach...
  54. pmc A large change in temperature between neighbouring days increases the risk of mortality
    Yuming Guo
    School of Public Health and Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
    PLoS ONE 6:e16511. 2011
    ..Previous studies have found high temperatures increase the risk of mortality in summer. However, little is known about whether a sharp decrease or increase in temperature between neighbouring days has any effect on mortality...
  55. doi request reprint Wetlands, climate zones and Barmah Forest virus disease in Queensland, Australia
    Suchithra Naish
    School of Public Health, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 106:749-55. 2012
    ..This study demonstrates that BFV risk varies with wetland class and climate zone. The discriminant analysis is a useful tool to quantify the links between wetlands, climate zones and BFV risk...
  56. pmc Climate change and children's health--a call for research on what works to protect children
    Zhiwei Xu
    School of Public Health and Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Brisbane, QLD 4059, Australia
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 9:3298-316. 2012
    ....
  57. ncbi request reprint Effects of extreme temperatures on years of life lost for cardiovascular deaths: a time series study in Brisbane, Australia
    Cunrui Huang
    School of Public Health and Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Victoria Park Road, Kelvin Grove, Brisbane, Australia
    Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 5:609-14. 2012
    ..To better estimate the burden of extreme temperatures, we estimated their effects on years of life lost due to CVD...
  58. doi request reprint Daily average temperature and mortality among the elderly: a meta-analysis and systematic review of epidemiological evidence
    Weiwei Yu
    School of Public Health and Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, QLD 4059, Brisbane, Australia
    Int J Biometeorol 56:569-81. 2012
    ..Thus, both hot and cold temperatures substantially increased mortality among the elderly, but the magnitude of heat-related effects seemed to be larger than that of cold effects within a global context...
  59. pmc Effects of temperature on mortality in Chiang Mai city, Thailand: a time series study
    Yuming Guo
    School of Public Health, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Environ Health 11:36. 2012
    ..However, less evidence is available in developing countries, especially in Thailand. In this study, we examined the relationship between temperature and mortality in Chiang Mai city, Thailand, during 1999-2008...
  60. ncbi request reprint Temperature modifies the health effects of particulate matter in Brisbane, Australia
    Cizao Ren
    School of Public Health, Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, QLD, Australia
    Int J Biometeorol 51:87-96. 2006
    ..The results imply that it is important to control and reduce the emission of air particles in Brisbane, particularly when temperature increases...
  61. pmc Ambient temperature and morbidity: a review of epidemiological evidence
    Xiaofang Ye
    School of Public Health and Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Environ Health Perspect 120:19-28. 2012
    ..In this paper, we review the epidemiological evidence on the relationship between ambient temperature and morbidity. We assessed the methodological issues in previous studies and proposed future research directions...
  62. ncbi request reprint Mosquito species (Diptera: Culicidae) and the transmission of Ross River virus in Brisbane, Australia
    Wenbiao Hu
    Centre for Health Research, School of Public Health, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
    J Med Entomol 43:375-81. 2006
    ..The results may have applications as a decision support tool in planning disease control and risk-management programs...
  63. doi request reprint Time course of temperature effects on cardiovascular mortality in Brisbane, Australia
    Weiwei Yu
    School of Public Health and Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
    Heart 97:1089-93. 2011
    ..To quantify the lagged effects of mean temperature on deaths from cardiovascular diseases in Brisbane, Australia...
  64. ncbi request reprint Long-term exposure to gaseous air pollutants and cardio-respiratory mortality in Brisbane, Australia
    Xiao Yu Wang
    School of Public Health and Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, QLD 4059, Australia
    Geospat Health 3:257-63. 2009
    ..The results indicate that the annual average concentration of SO2 is associated with cardio-respiratory mortality at the SLA level and this association appears to vary with the geographical area...
  65. pmc Is diurnal temperature range a risk factor for childhood diarrhea?
    Zhiwei Xu
    School of Public Health and Social Work, Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
    PLoS ONE 8:e64713. 2013
    ..Previous studies have found that high and cold temperatures increase the risk of childhood diarrhea. However, little is known about whether the within-day variation of temperature has any effect on childhood diarrhea...
  66. pmc Climatic variables and transmission of malaria: a 12-year data analysis in Shuchen County, China
    Peng Bi
    Centre for Healthcare Related Infection Surveillance and Prevention, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    Public Health Rep 118:65-71. 2003
    ..The objective of this study was to explore the impact of climate variability on the transmission of malaria, a vector-borne disease, in a county of China and provide suggestions to similar regions for disease prevention...
  67. pmc Spatio-temporal patterns of Barmah Forest virus disease in Queensland, Australia
    Suchithra Naish
    School of Public Health, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    PLoS ONE 6:e25688. 2011
    ..This study investigated the spatio-temporal patterns of BFV disease in Queensland, Australia using geographical information system (GIS) tools and geostatistical analysis...
  68. pmc Health effects of ambient air pollution--recent research development and contemporary methodological challenges
    Cizao Ren
    School of Public Health, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, QLD 4059, Australia
    Environ Health 7:56. 2008
    ..This paper aims to provide an overview of recent research development and contemporary methodological challenges in this field and to identify future research directions for air pollution epidemiological studies...
  69. pmc Risk factor analysis and spatiotemporal CART model of cryptosporidiosis in Queensland, Australia
    Wenbiao Hu
    School of Mathematical Sciences, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
    BMC Infect Dis 10:311. 2010
    ..This paper examined the impact of social economic and weather factors on cryptosporidiosis and explored the possibility of developing such a model using social economic and weather data in Queensland, Australia...
  70. doi request reprint Weather variability, sunspots, and the blooms of cyanobacteria
    Wenbiao Hu
    School of Public Health and Institute of Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Victoria Park Road, Kelvin Grove, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    Ecohealth 6:71-8. 2009
    ..When minimum temperature exceeded 18 degrees C and relative humidity was under 66%, the number of cyanobacterial cells rose by 2.15-fold. We conclude that weather variability and sunspot activity may affect cyanobacteria blooms in dams...
  71. doi request reprint Temperature variation and emergency hospital admissions for stroke in Brisbane, Australia, 1996-2005
    Xiao Yu Wang
    School of Public Health, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove Campus, Victoria Park Road, Kelvin Grove, QLD 4059, Australia
    Int J Biometeorol 53:535-41. 2009
    ..Health authorities should pay greater attention to possible increasing emergency care for strokes when temperature changes, in both summer and winter...
  72. ncbi request reprint Does temperature modify short-term effects of ozone on total mortality in 60 large eastern US communities? An assessment using the NMMAPS data
    Cizao Ren
    School of Public Health, Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
    Environ Int 34:451-8. 2008
    ..Thus, both temperature and geographic factors should be considered in the assessment of ozone effects...
  73. pmc Does particulate matter modify the association between temperature and cardiorespiratory diseases?
    Cizao Ren
    School of Public Health, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Environ Health Perspect 114:1690-6. 2006
    ..However, only a few recent studies considered air pollution as confounders while assessing temperature effects. Few studies are available on whether or not air pollution modifies the temperature-disease relationship...
  74. pmc The impact of temperature on mortality in Tianjin, China: a case-crossover design with a distributed lag nonlinear model
    Yuming Guo
    School of Public Health, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
    Environ Health Perspect 119:1719-25. 2011
    ..Additionally, little evidence is available on the temperature-mortality relationship in China or on what temperature measure is the best predictor of mortality...
  75. doi request reprint Spatial analysis of notified cryptosporidiosis infections in Brisbane, Australia
    Wenbiao Hu
    School of Mathematical Sciences, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    Ann Epidemiol 19:900-7. 2009
    ..This study explored the spatial distribution of notified cryptosporidiosis cases and identified major socioeconomic factors associated with the transmission of cryptosporidiosis in Brisbane, Australia...
  76. doi request reprint The use of ZIP and CART to model cryptosporidiosis in relation to climatic variables
    Wenbiao Hu
    School of Mathematical Sciences, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Queensland, 4059, Australia
    Int J Biometeorol 54:433-40. 2010
    ..64 (expected morbidity: 39.4; 95% confidence interval: 30.9-47.9). These findings may have applications as a decision support tool in planning disease control and risk-management programs for cryptosporidiosis disease...
  77. pmc Projecting future heat-related mortality under climate change scenarios: a systematic review
    Cunrui Huang
    School of Public Health and Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
    Environ Health Perspect 119:1681-90. 2011
    ..Although many studies have found associations between high temperatures and mortality, more research is needed to project the future impacts of climate change on heat-related mortality...
  78. doi request reprint The short-term effect of air pollution on cardiovascular mortality in Tianjin, China: comparison of time series and case-crossover analyses
    Yuming Guo
    School of Public Health, Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Brisbane, Queensland 4059, Australia
    Sci Total Environ 409:300-6. 2010
    ..Also, no study has examined which strata length for the time-stratified case-crossover analysis gives estimates that most closely match the estimates from time series analysis...
  79. ncbi request reprint Air particulate pollution due to bushfires and respiratory hospital admissions in Brisbane, Australia
    Linping Chen
    School of Public Health, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
    Int J Environ Health Res 16:181-91. 2006
    ..05). The health impact assessment needs to be considered in the control and management of bushfires...
  80. ncbi request reprint Weather variability and the incidence of cryptosporidiosis: comparison of time series poisson regression and SARIMA models
    Wenbiao Hu
    Centre for Health Research, School of Public Health, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Ann Epidemiol 17:679-88. 2007
    ..This paper examines the potential impact of weather variability on the transmission of cryptosporidiosis and explores the possibility of developing an empirical forecast system...
  81. ncbi request reprint Faecal occult blood test: current practice in a rural Queensland community
    Monika Janda
    Centre for Public Health Research, Queensland University of Technology, Victoria Park Road, Kelvin Grove, Queensland 4059, Australia
    Aust J Rural Health 10:57-64. 2002
    ..These results suggest an increase in the use of the FOBT with time (in relation to previous surveys), but a poor understanding of its place in promoting health...
  82. pmc Methodological challenges when estimating the effects of season and seasonal exposures on birth outcomes
    Linn Beate Strand
    School of Public Health and Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
    BMC Med Res Methodol 11:49. 2011
    ..Our objective was to show the potential size of this bias and how to avoid it...
  83. doi request reprint The influence of season and ambient temperature on birth outcomes: a review of the epidemiological literature
    Linn B Strand
    School of Public Health and Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Victoria Park Rd, Kelvin Grove, Brisbane, QLD 4059, Australia
    Environ Res 111:451-62. 2011
    ..The evidence for an adverse effect of high temperatures was stronger for birth weight than for preterm birth. More research is needed to clarify whether high temperatures have a causal effect on fetal health...
  84. doi request reprint Constraints and barriers to public health adaptation to climate change: a review of the literature
    Cunrui Huang
    Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
    Am J Prev Med 40:183-90. 2011
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  85. pmc Bayesian spatiotemporal analysis of socio-ecologic drivers of Ross River virus transmission in Queensland, Australia
    Wenbiao Hu
    School of Population Health, The University of Queensland, Queensland, Australia
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 83:722-8. 2010
    ..No association between Socio-economic Index for Areas (SEIFA) and RRV was observed. The transmission of RRV in Queensland, Australia appeared to be primarily driven by ecologic variables rather than social factors...
  86. doi request reprint What measure of temperature is the best predictor of mortality?
    A G Barnett
    School of Public Health, Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, 60 Musk Avenue, Kelvin Grove, Australia
    Environ Res 110:604-11. 2010
    ..The best temperature measure for new studies can be chosen based on practical concerns, such as choosing the measure with the least amount of missing data...
  87. ncbi request reprint Determinants of smoking and cessation during and after pregnancy
    Y Lu
    Centre for Public Health Research, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Queensland 4059, Australia
    Health Promot Int 16:355-65. 2001
    ..Evidence reviewed here suggests that a more focused, integrated approach and a more comprehensive assessment of major determinants of smoking and cessation during pregnancy will be required as part of any future intervention effort...
  88. doi request reprint Difference in mosquito species (Diptera: Culicidae) and the transmission of Ross River virus between coastline and inland areas in Brisbane, Australia
    W Hu
    Centre for Health Research, School of Public Health, Queensland University of Technology, Queensland, Australia
    Environ Entomol 39:88-97. 2010
    ..annulirostris was between 53 and 74 in the inland area. The results of this study may have applications as a decision support tool in planning disease control of RRV and other mosquito-borne diseases...
  89. ncbi request reprint Acute-care nurses' attitudes towards older patients: a literature review
    M Courtney
    Centre for Nursing Research, School of Nursing, Queensland University of Technology, Victoria Park Road, Kelvin Grove, Queensland 4059, Australia
    Int J Nurs Pract 6:62-9. 2000
    ..This paper argues for the development and utilisation of a research instrument that includes both a patient focus and a caring dimension...
  90. ncbi request reprint Older patients in the acute care setting: rural and metropolitan nurses' knowledge, attitudes and practices
    M Courtney
    School of Nursing, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
    Aust J Rural Health 8:94-102. 2000
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  91. ncbi request reprint Geographic variation of notified Ross River virus infections in Queensland, Australia, 1985-1996
    S Tong
    Centre for Public Health Research and School of Planning, Landscape Architecture, Surveying, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 65:171-6. 2001
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  92. pmc Time-series analysis of the risk factors for haemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome: comparison of statistical models
    W Hu
    Centre for Health Research, School of Public Health, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, QLD, Australia
    Epidemiol Infect 135:245-52. 2007
    ..The residual analyses and the examination of the accuracy of the models indicate that model III may be the most suitable in the assessment of the relationship between the incidence of HFRS and the independent variables...
  93. ncbi request reprint The impact of the variation in death certification and coding practices on trends in mortality from ischaemic heart disease
    Linping Chen
    National Centre for Classification in Health, School of Public Health, Queensland University of Technology
    Aust Health Rev 25:189-97. 2002
    ..In light of these findings, it is essential to monitor regularly the accuracy of death certificates for IHD and consider necessary adjustments in analysing mortality trends from IHD...
  94. ncbi request reprint Serum vitamin A concentrations and growth in children and adolescents in Gansu Province, China
    W Hu
    Centre for Public Health Research, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
    Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 10:63-6. 2001
    ..Concerted efforts to improve vitamin A status from a very early age become increasingly important if vitamin A has a genuine impact on child growth...
  95. ncbi request reprint Prenatal exposure to mercury and neurobehavioral development of neonates in Zhoushan City, China
    Yu Gao
    Xinhua Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai Institute for Pediatric Research, Shanghai Key Laboratory of Children s Environmental Health, Shanghai 200092, China
    Environ Res 105:390-9. 2007
    ..But the findings of this study may be due to chance, and long-term follow-up research is needed to evaluate cumulative effects of exposure to mercury...
  96. ncbi request reprint Climate variability and transmission of Japanese encephalitis in eastern China
    Peng Bi
    Department of Public Health, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 3:111-5. 2003
    ..The results indicated that these climatic variables might be treated as possible predictors for regions with similar geographic, climatic, and socio-economic conditions to Jieshou County...
  97. ncbi request reprint El Niño Southern Oscillation and the transmission of hepatitis A virus in Australia
    Wenbiao Hu
    Med J Aust 180:487-8. 2004
  98. ncbi request reprint Health benefit evaluation of the energy use scenarios in Beijing, China
    Xiaochuan Pan
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Health, Peking University School of Public Health, Beijing, 100083, People s Republic of China
    Sci Total Environ 374:242-51. 2007
    ..These findings may have significant implications for other metropolitan cities, particularly in developing countries...
  99. ncbi request reprint Climatic, reservoir and occupational variables and the transmission of haemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome in China
    Peng Bi
    The Centre for Healthcare Related Infection Surveillance and Prevention, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Ipswich Road, Woolloongabba, QLD 4102, Australia
    Int J Epidemiol 31:189-93. 2002
    ..This paper has quantified the incidence and potential risk factors of HFRS in Yingshang County, a low-lying epidemic focus of the disease in China...
  100. ncbi request reprint Guaiac versus immunochemical tests: faecal occult blood test screening for colorectal cancer in a rural community
    Karen Hughes
    School of Public Health and Centre for Health Research, Qld University of Technology, Queensland
    Aust N Z J Public Health 29:358-64. 2005
    ..To describe patient participation and clinical performance in a colorectal cancer (CRC) screening program utilising faecal occult blood test (FOBT)...
  101. ncbi request reprint El Nino-Southern Oscillation and vector-borne diseases in Anhui, China
    Peng Bi
    Department of Public Health, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 5:95-100. 2005
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