Adrian Esterman


Affiliation: University of South Australia
Country: Australia


  1. Pearson Dennett V, Faulkner P, Collie B, Wilcox R, Vogel A, Thewlis D, et al. Use of illicit amphetamines is associated with long-lasting changes in hand circuitry and control. Clin Neurophysiol. 2019;130:655-665 pubmed publisher
    ..Abnormal excitability and hand function is evident months to years after cessation of illicit amphetamine use. ..
  2. Esterman A, Thompson F, Fitts M, Gilroy J, Fleming J, Maruff P, et al. Incidence of emergency department presentations for traumatic brain injury in Indigenous and non-Indigenous residents aged 15-64 over the 9-year period 2007-2015 in North Queensland, Australia. Inj Epidemiol. 2018;5:40 pubmed publisher
    ..Importantly, the need to provide quality services and support to people living with TBI in remote and very remote areas, and the major role of the new National Disability Insurance Scheme is discussed. ..
  3. Brock A, Gibbs C, Ross J, Esterman A. The Impact of Antimalarial Use on the Emergence and Transmission of Plasmodium falciparum Resistance: A Scoping Review of Mathematical Models. Trop Med Infect Dis. 2017;2: pubmed publisher
  4. Crawford Williams F, Steen M, Esterman A, Fielder A, Mikocka Walus A. "My midwife said that having a glass of red wine was actually better for the baby": a focus group study of women and their partner's knowledge and experiences relating to alcohol consumption in pregnancy. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2015;15:79 pubmed publisher
    ..Finally, it is important to ensure ongoing education for health professionals on the issue of alcohol consumption during pregnancy. ..
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    Esterman A, Fountaine T, McDermott R. Are general practice characteristics predictors of good glycaemic control in patients with diabetes? A cross-sectional study. Med J Aust. 2016;204:23 pubmed
    ..The ACC is an established indicator of good diabetes management. This is the first study to report a positive association between having completed an ACC and the patient being in glycaemic control. ..
  6. McDermott R, Schmidt B, Preece C, Owens V, Taylor S, Li M, et al. Community health workers improve diabetes care in remote Australian Indigenous communities: results of a pragmatic cluster randomized controlled trial. BMC Health Serv Res. 2015;15:68 pubmed publisher
    ..This approach can be effective in other remote settings, but requires longer term evaluation to capture accrued benefits. ANZCTR 12610000812099, Registered 29 September 2010. ..
  7. Mikocka Walus A, Bampton P, Hetzel D, Hughes P, Esterman A, Andrews J. Cognitive-behavioural therapy has no effect on disease activity but improves quality of life in subgroups of patients with inflammatory bowel disease: a pilot randomised controlled trial. BMC Gastroenterol. 2015;15:54 pubmed publisher
    ..The protocol was registered on 21/10/2009 with the Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry (ID: ACTRN12609000913279). ..
  8. Basedow M, Williams H, Shanahan E, Runciman W, Esterman A. Australian GP management of osteoarthritis following the release of the RACGP guideline for the non-surgical management of hip and knee osteoarthritis. BMC Res Notes. 2015;8:536 pubmed publisher
    ..Non-pharmacological interventions were not given the importance that is suggested by clinical practice guidelines. ..
  9. Pelentsov L, Fielder A, Esterman A. The Supportive Care Needs of Parents With a Child With a Rare Disease: A Qualitative Descriptive Study. J Pediatr Nurs. 2016;31:e207-18 pubmed publisher
    ..The results from this study help to give clearer direction for health professionals on where to focus future efforts in better meeting the supportive care needs of parents and their child with a rare disease. ..

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  1. Basedow M, Runciman W, March L, Esterman A. Australians with osteoarthritis; the use of and beliefs about complementary and alternative medicines. Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2014;20:237-42 pubmed publisher
    ..As CAM use is a key component of the self-management strategies for a substantial proportion of Australians with OA, users need to be more fully informed about evidence of efficacy. ..
  2. Phillips C, Kenny A, Esterman A. Supporting graduate nurse transition to practice through a quality assurance feedback loop. Nurse Educ Pract. 2017;27:121-127 pubmed publisher
    ..Outcomes reflected a greater commitment of support and an overall increase of satisfaction scores. ..
  3. Pelentsov L, Fielder A, Laws T, Esterman A. The supportive care needs of parents with a child with a rare disease: results of an online survey. BMC Fam Pract. 2016;17:88 pubmed publisher
    ..Such information may allow health providers to improve child outcomes through improving parental supportive care. ..
  4. Goh L, Vitry A, Semple S, Esterman A, Luszcz M. Self-medication with over-the-counter drugs and complementary medications in South Australia's elderly population. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2009;9:42 pubmed publisher
    ..Future work should examine how self-medication contributes to polypharmacy and increases the risk of adverse drug reactions. ..