Guy B Marks

Summary

Affiliation: University of New South Wales
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. pmc Investigating health effects in a community surrounding a road tunnel stack--a cross sectional study
    Adam Capon
    Environmental Health Branch, New South Wales Health Department, Australia
    Environ Health 7:46. 2008
  2. pmc A cluster randomised controlled trial of nurse and GP partnership for care of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Nicholas Zwar
    Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    BMC Pulm Med 8:8. 2008
  3. ncbi request reprint Use of "preventer" medications and written asthma management plans among adults with asthma in New South Wales. NSW Health Department Asthma Data Working Group
    G B Marks
    Institute of Respiratory Medicine, University of Sydney, NSW
    Med J Aust 173:407-10. 2000
  4. pmc Effectiveness of postmigration screening in controlling tuberculosis among refugees: a historical cohort study, 1984-1998
    G B Marks
    South Western Sydney Area Health Service, Sydney, Australia
    Am J Public Health 91:1797-9. 2001
  5. ncbi request reprint Asthma in older adults: a holistic, person-centred and problem-oriented approach
    Guy B Marks
    Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Med J Aust 191:197-9. 2009
  6. pmc Thunderstorm outflows preceding epidemics of asthma during spring and summer
    G B Marks
    Institute of Respiratory Medicine, University of Sydney, NSW 2050, Australia
    Thorax 56:468-71. 2001
  7. ncbi request reprint A nationwide perspective on asthma in older Australians
    Guy B Marks
    Australian Centre for Asthma Monitoring, Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, PO Box M77, Missenden Road Post Office, Camperdown, NSW 2050, Australia
    Med J Aust 183:S14-6. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint The incidence of tuberculosis in a cohort of South-East Asian refugees arriving in Australia 1984-94
    G B Marks
    South Western Sydney Area Health Service, University of Sydney, Australia
    Respirology 6:71-4. 2001
  9. ncbi request reprint Environmental factors and gene-environment interactions in the aetiology of asthma
    Guy B Marks
    Woolcock Institute of Medical Research and South Western Sydney Clinical School, University of New South Wales, New South Wales, Australia
    Clin Exp Pharmacol Physiol 33:285-9. 2006
  10. 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

Detail Information

Publications115 found, 100 shown here

  1. pmc Investigating health effects in a community surrounding a road tunnel stack--a cross sectional study
    Adam Capon
    Environmental Health Branch, New South Wales Health Department, Australia
    Environ Health 7:46. 2008
    ....
  2. pmc A cluster randomised controlled trial of nurse and GP partnership for care of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Nicholas Zwar
    Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    BMC Pulm Med 8:8. 2008
    ..The aim is to determine the impact of this partnership on the quality of care and patient outcomes...
  3. ncbi request reprint Use of "preventer" medications and written asthma management plans among adults with asthma in New South Wales. NSW Health Department Asthma Data Working Group
    G B Marks
    Institute of Respiratory Medicine, University of Sydney, NSW
    Med J Aust 173:407-10. 2000
    ..2) To assess factors associated with underuse of preventer medications and AMPs...
  4. pmc Effectiveness of postmigration screening in controlling tuberculosis among refugees: a historical cohort study, 1984-1998
    G B Marks
    South Western Sydney Area Health Service, Sydney, Australia
    Am J Public Health 91:1797-9. 2001
    ..This study assessed the effectiveness of postmigration screening for the control of tuberculosis (TB) among refugee migrants...
  5. ncbi request reprint Asthma in older adults: a holistic, person-centred and problem-oriented approach
    Guy B Marks
    Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Med J Aust 191:197-9. 2009
    ..Regardless of how obstructive lung disease is labelled, targeting treatment to components of the problem is the best solution...
  6. pmc Thunderstorm outflows preceding epidemics of asthma during spring and summer
    G B Marks
    Institute of Respiratory Medicine, University of Sydney, NSW 2050, Australia
    Thorax 56:468-71. 2001
    ..A study was undertaken to assess the importance of thunderstorms as a cause of epidemics of asthma exacerbations and to investigate the underlying mechanism...
  7. ncbi request reprint A nationwide perspective on asthma in older Australians
    Guy B Marks
    Australian Centre for Asthma Monitoring, Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, PO Box M77, Missenden Road Post Office, Camperdown, NSW 2050, Australia
    Med J Aust 183:S14-6. 2005
    ..Incorporate measures of spirometric function into health surveys of representative samples of the general population. Use spirometry in the diagnostic work-up of older patients with dyspnoea...
  8. ncbi request reprint The incidence of tuberculosis in a cohort of South-East Asian refugees arriving in Australia 1984-94
    G B Marks
    South Western Sydney Area Health Service, University of Sydney, Australia
    Respirology 6:71-4. 2001
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Environmental factors and gene-environment interactions in the aetiology of asthma
    Guy B Marks
    Woolcock Institute of Medical Research and South Western Sydney Clinical School, University of New South Wales, New South Wales, Australia
    Clin Exp Pharmacol Physiol 33:285-9. 2006
    ....
  10. 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...
  11. ncbi request reprint House dust mite exposure as a risk factor for asthma: benefits of avoidance
    G B Marks
    Institute of Respiratory Medicine, University of Sydney, Australia
    Allergy 53:108-14. 1998
    ..These effective interventions all included allergen-impermeable encasement of mattresses along with other strategies. In most trials where allergens levels were successfully reduced, there were clinical benefits for patients with asthma...
  12. ncbi request reprint Prehospital management of exacerbations of asthma: relation to patient and disease characteristics
    G B Marks
    Asthma Clinic, Liverpool Health Service, New South Wales, Australia
    Respirology 5:45-50. 2000
    ..We aim to describe the steps taken prior to hospital attendance in patients with asthma and to identify patient or disease characteristics that were associated with failure to take appropriate actions...
  13. ncbi request reprint Incidence of tuberculosis among a cohort of tuberculin-positive refugees in Australia: reappraising the estimates of risk
    G B Marks
    South Western Sydney Area Health Service, Institute of Respiratory Medicine, University of Sydney, School of Paediatrics, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 162:1851-4. 2000
    ....
  14. ncbi request reprint Prevention of asthma during the first 5 years of life: a randomized controlled trial
    Guy B Marks
    Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, Missenden Road Post Office, New South Wales 2050, Australia
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 118:53-61. 2006
    ..Early life exposures may be important in the development of asthma and allergic disease...
  15. doi request reprint Weight gain in infancy and vascular risk factors in later childhood
    Michael R Skilton
    Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Camperdown, Australia
    Pediatrics 131:e1821-8. 2013
    ..We hypothesized that early weight gain would be associated with incident obesity, higher blood pressure, systemic inflammation, and arterial wall thickening in later childhood...
  16. doi request reprint Carotid extra-medial thickness in childhood: early life effects on the arterial adventitia
    Michael R Skilton
    Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise and Eating Disorders, University of Sydney, Australia
    Atherosclerosis 222:478-82. 2012
    ..Carotid extra-medial thickness is a new measure of arterial adventitial thickness. We examined the association of cardiovascular risk factors with extra-medial thickness, in childhood...
  17. pmc Lung function is associated with arterial stiffness in children
    Julian G Ayer
    Department of Cardiology, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, Australia
    PLoS ONE 6:e26303. 2011
    ..In order to explore possible childhood antecedents to this association, we hypothesized that decreased lung function and vascular stiffness might be related, in early life...
  18. ncbi request reprint Snoring is not associated with adverse effects on blood pressure, arterial structure or function in 8-year-old children: the Childhood Asthma Prevention Study (CAPS)
    Nathaniel S Marshall
    Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, New South Wales, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 47:518-23. 2011
    ..To study the association between childhood snoring and cardiovascular risk factors...
  19. ncbi request reprint IL-5 T-cell responses to house dust mite are associated with the development of allergen-specific IgE responses and asthma in the first 5 years of life
    Christina Weber-Chrysochoou
    Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, Sydney, Australia
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 120:286-92. 2007
    ..Allergen-specific T(H)2-like cytokine responses are considered to be important in sensitization and allergic diseases...
  20. doi request reprint Breastfeeding, asthma, and allergy: a tale of two cities
    Bronwyn K Brew
    The Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 23:75-82. 2012
    ..The effect of breastfeeding duration on subsequent asthma and allergy remains the subject of much controversy...
  21. ncbi request reprint Three-year outcomes of dietary fatty acid modification and house dust mite reduction in the Childhood Asthma Prevention Study
    Jennifer K Peat
    Discipline of Paediatrics and Child Health, Children s Hospital at Westmead Clinical School, University of Sydney, Australia
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 114:807-13. 2004
    ..Although house dust mite allergen avoidance has been used as a preventive strategy in several trials, the effect of omega-3 fatty acid supplementation in the primary prevention of asthma and allergic disease is not known...
  22. pmc Analysis of adherence to peak flow monitoring when recording of data is electronic
    Helen K Reddel
    Institute of Respiratory Medicine, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and University of Sydney, PO Box M77, Missenden Road, Camperdown, NSW 2050, Australia
    BMJ 324:146-7. 2002
  23. pmc Respiratory health before and after the opening of a road traffic tunnel: a planned evaluation
    Christine T Cowie
    Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, Sydney, Australia
    PLoS ONE 7:e48921. 2012
    ..The construction of a new road tunnel in Sydney, Australia, and concomitant reduction in traffic on a major road presented the opportunity to study the effects of this traffic intervention on respiratory health...
  24. ncbi request reprint Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acid exposure from early life does not affect atopy and asthma at age 5 years
    Catarina Almqvist
    Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, Camperdown NSW, Australia
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 119:1438-44. 2007
    ....
  25. doi request reprint Asthma in older adults
    Peter G Gibson
    School of Medicine and Public Health, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW, Australia
    Lancet 376:803-13. 2010
    ....
  26. ncbi request reprint Effect of omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acid intakes from diet and supplements on plasma fatty acid levels in the first 3 years of life
    Camilla Hoyos
    Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, Australia
    Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 17:552-7. 2008
    ..The optimal method for conducting omega (n-)3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) supplementation trials in children is unknown...
  27. ncbi request reprint The effect of neonatal BCG vaccination on atopy and asthma at age 7 to 14 years: an historical cohort study in a community with a very low prevalence of tuberculosis infection and a high prevalence of atopic disease
    Guy B Marks
    Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 111:541-9. 2003
    ..There are no data on the effects of neonatal BCG vaccination on cytokine responses of lymphocytes that are exposed in vitro to allergens...
  28. pmc What patient factors predict physicians' decision not to treat latent tuberculosis infection in tuberculosis contacts?
    Claudia C Dobler
    Woolcock Institute of Medical Research and Central Clinical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia Department of Respiratory Medicine, Liverpool Hospital, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    PLoS ONE 8:e76552. 2013
    ..The study aimed to determine factors that are associated with physicians' decision to offer treatment for latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) in contacts of patients with tuberculosis...
  29. pmc A pragmatic cluster randomized controlled trial of early intervention for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease by practice nurse-general practitioner teams: Study Protocol
    Jeremy M Bunker
    School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
    Implement Sci 7:83. 2012
    ..General practice is moving towards more structured chronic disease management, and the increasing involvement of practice nurses in delivering chronic care...
  30. ncbi request reprint Respiratory symptoms and illness in older Australians: the Burden of Obstructive Lung Disease (BOLD) study
    Brett G Toelle
    Department of Respiratory and Environmental Epidemiology, Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Med J Aust 198:144-8. 2013
    ..To measure the prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) among people aged 40 years or older in Australia...
  31. doi request reprint Nonlinear relationship of mite allergen exposure to mite sensitization and asthma in a birth cohort
    Euan R Tovey
    Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, Sydney, Australia
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 122:114-8, 118.e1-5. 2008
    ..There is uncertainty about the nature of the relationship between mite allergen exposure during infancy and the expression of allergic diseases in childhood...
  32. pmc Prevalence of asthma and allergy in schoolchildren in Belmont, Australia: three cross sectional surveys over 20 years
    Brett G Toelle
    University of Sydney, Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, Box M77 Missenden Road Post Office, Camperdown, NSW 2050, Australia
    BMJ 328:386-7. 2004
  33. doi request reprint HDL-cholesterol, blood pressure, and asymmetric dimethylarginine are significantly associated with arterial wall thickness in children
    Julian G Ayer
    Department of Cardiology, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, Australia
    Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 29:943-9. 2009
    ..As the determinants of arterial wall thickness in childhood are unknown, we assessed the influence of cardiovascular risk factors on CIMT in 8-year-old children...
  34. ncbi request reprint Care of patients with a diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a cluster randomised controlled trial
    Nicholas A Zwar
    University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Med J Aust 197:394-8. 2012
    ..Design, setting and participants: Cluster randomised controlled trial with blinded outcome assessment of 44 general practices in south-western Sydney comprising 451 people with a diagnosis of COPD, conducted between 2006 and 2009...
  35. ncbi request reprint Effect of omega-3 fatty acid concentrations in plasma on symptoms of asthma at 18 months of age
    Seema Mihrshahi
    Clinical Epidemiology Unit, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, NSW, Australia
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 15:517-22. 2004
    ..Although wheeze at this age may not be a good indicator of asthma in later childhood, it is encouraging that some symptoms have been reduced in children with high omega-3 fatty acid concentrations in plasma...
  36. ncbi request reprint Predictors of accuracy of diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in general practice
    Nicholas A Zwar
    School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW n zwarATunsw edu au
    Med J Aust 195:168-71. 2011
    ....
  37. ncbi request reprint A polymorphism in the P2X7 gene increases susceptibility to extrapulmonary tuberculosis
    Suran L Fernando
    Mycobacterial Research Programme, Centenary Institute of Cancer Medicine and Cell Biology, Locked Bag No 6, Newtown, NSW, Australia
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 175:360-6. 2007
    ..Activation of the P2X(7) receptor on human macrophages induces killing of mycobacteria. We have identified polymorphisms in the P2X(7) gene that markedly reduce this killing...
  38. pmc Body mass index (BMI) trajectories from birth to 11.5 years: relation to early life food intake
    Frances L Garden
    Sydney School of Public Health, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    Nutrients 4:1382-98. 2012
    ..It is not clear whether these dietary factors confer a direct risk of higher BMI in childhood or are markers for other dietary patterns that are present early and/or develop through childhood and contribute to higher BMI...
  39. doi request reprint Maternal cigarette smoking is associated with reduced high-density lipoprotein cholesterol in healthy 8-year-old children
    Julian G Ayer
    Department of Cardiology, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Missenden Road, Camperdown, Sydney, NSW 2050, Australia
    Eur Heart J 32:2446-53. 2011
    ..We aimed to determine the effects of maternal smoking in pregnancy on lipoprotein levels and arterial wall thickness in healthy pre-pubertal children...
  40. ncbi request reprint Eighteen-month outcomes of house dust mite avoidance and dietary fatty acid modification in the Childhood Asthma Prevention Study (CAPS)
    Seema Mihrshahi
    Clinical Epidemiology Unit, The Children s Hospital, Westmead, NSW, Australia
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 111:162-8. 2003
    ..Observational studies have linked house dust mite (HDM) exposure and dietary fatty acid intake with asthma in childhood. However, definitive evidence of their role in the etiology of asthma requires a randomized controlled trial...
  41. doi request reprint Redistribution of traffic related air pollution associated with a new road tunnel
    Christine T Cowie
    Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Environ Sci Technol 46:2918-27. 2012
    ..These findings support the use of methods that highlight fine spatial variability in TRAP and demonstrate the utility of traffic interventions in reducing air pollution exposures for populations living close to main roads...
  42. doi request reprint Impaired fetal growth and arterial wall thickening: a randomized trial of ω-3 supplementation
    Michael R Skilton
    Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise and Eating Disorders, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Pediatrics 129:e698-703. 2012
    ..No preventive strategy has been identified. We sought to determine whether dietary ω-3 fatty acid supplementation during early childhood prevents the association between impaired fetal growth and carotid arterial wall thickening...
  43. doi request reprint Does continuous use of inhaled corticosteroids improve outcomes in mild asthma? A double-blind randomised controlled trial
    Helen K Reddel
    Woolcock Institute of Medical Research and University of Sydney, Camperdown, New South Wales, Australia
    Prim Care Respir J 17:39-45. 2008
    ..To compare the effects of fluticasone and placebo on asthma control in patients with mild asthma...
  44. ncbi request reprint Recurrence of tuberculosis at a Sydney chest clinic between 1994 and 2006: reactivation or reinfection?
    Claudia C Dobler
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Liverpool Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Med J Aust 188:153-5. 2008
    ..To estimate the incidence of recurrence of culture-positive tuberculosis (TB) and the relative contributions of reinfection and reactivation (based on DNA fingerprinting)...
  45. ncbi request reprint The burden of asthma in children: an Australian perspective
    Leanne M Poulos
    Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, PO Box M77, Missenden Road PO, Sydney, NSW 2050, Australia
    Paediatr Respir Rev 6:20-7. 2005
    ..It remains to be seen whether this favourable trend will continue and extend into the adult age range...
  46. ncbi request reprint A controlled trial of long-term inhaled hypertonic saline in patients with cystic fibrosis
    Mark R Elkins
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, Australia
    N Engl J Med 354:229-40. 2006
    ..Inhaled hypertonic saline acutely increases mucociliary clearance and, in short-term trials, improves lung function in people with cystic fibrosis. We tested the safety and efficacy of inhaled hypertonic saline in a long-term trial...
  47. doi request reprint Dietary supplementation with n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in early childhood: effects on blood pressure and arterial structure and function at age 8 y
    Julian G Ayer
    Department of Cardiology, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Camperdown, NSW 2050, Sydney, Australia
    Am J Clin Nutr 90:438-46. 2009
    ..n-3 Fatty acid supplementation in adults results in cardiovascular benefits. However, the cardiovascular effects of n-3 supplementation in early childhood are unknown...
  48. ncbi request reprint Specificity of notification for tuberculosis among screened refugees in NSW
    J Bai
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Liverpool Health Service, New South Wales
    Aust N Z J Public Health 23:410-3. 1999
    ..Epidemiological surveillance of tuberculosis (TB) in Australia is dependent on the accuracy of the notification data. We have investigated the specificity of TB notification for the diagnosis of this disease...
  49. pmc Risk of tuberculosis in dialysis patients: a nationwide cohort study
    Claudia C Dobler
    Respiratory and Environmental Epidemiology, Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    PLoS ONE 6:e29563. 2011
    ..We conducted a general population historical cohort study in all Australian States and Territories to establish the risk of TB arising in people on chronic hemo- or peritoneal dialysis...
  50. doi request reprint Systematic review and meta-analysis investigating breast feeding and childhood wheezing illness
    Bronwyn K Brew
    Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, The University of Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 25:507-18. 2011
    ..The difference in the effects of breast feeding according to the nature of the wheezing illness highlights the importance of the heterogeneity of illness phenotypes...
  51. doi request reprint It's time to rethink mite allergen avoidance
    Euan R Tovey
    Woolcock Institute of Medical Research and The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 128:723-727.e6. 2011
    ....
  52. ncbi request reprint Presence and timing of cat ownership by age 18 and the effect on atopy and asthma at age 28
    Gea de Meer
    Woolcock Institute for Medical Research, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 113:433-8. 2004
    ..Asthma and allergic sensitization to cats frequently coexist, although recent studies show less atopic disease among people who had pets in infancy. However, no longterm evaluations have been performed thus far...
  53. ncbi request reprint Polymorphisms of SP110 Are Associated with both Pulmonary and Extra-Pulmonary Tuberculosis among the Vietnamese
    Gregory J Fox
    Respiratory and Environmental Epidemiology Research Group, Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, Glebe, Sydney, Australia Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia Tuberculosis Research Group, Centenary Institute, Newtown, Sydney, Australia
    PLoS ONE 9:e99496. 2014
    ..However association studies of the gene with clinical TB in different populations have produced conflicting results...
  54. pmc Most personal exposure to house dust mite aeroallergen occurs during the day
    Euan R Tovey
    Allergen Group, Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    PLoS ONE 8:e69900. 2013
    ..The objective of this study was to determine the pattern of personal exposure to mite aeroallergen over 24 hours...
  55. ncbi request reprint Inappropriate prescribing of inhaled corticosteroids: are they being prescribed for respiratory tract infections? A retrospective cohort study
    Leanne M Poulos
    Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Prim Care Respir J 22:201-8. 2013
    ..It is important to identify indicators of inappropriate prescribing...
  56. pmc Breastfeeding and snoring: a birth cohort study
    Bronwyn K Brew
    Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia The University of Sydney Medical School, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    PLoS ONE 9:e84956. 2014
    ..To investigate the relationship between breastfeeding and snoring in childhood...
  57. doi request reprint Are reference equations for spirometry an appropriate criterion for diagnosing disease and predicting prognosis?
    Guy B Marks
    Department of Respiratory and Environmental Epidemiology, Woolcock Institute of Medical Research Sydney, PO Box M77, Missenden Road PO, Sydney, NSW 2050, Australia
    Thorax 67:85-7. 2012
    ..These interpretative equations should be based on data from cohort studies and randomised controlled trials, rather than cross-sectional studies, and if properly formulated, will prove to be valuable aids to clinical decision making...
  58. ncbi request reprint Effect of comorbid diabetes on length of stay and risk of death in patients admitted with acute exacerbations of COPD
    Ali Parappil
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Liverpool Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Respirology 15:918-22. 2010
    ..We proposed that comorbidity with DM is associated with an increased length of stay in patients admitted with AECOPD...
  59. ncbi request reprint Reattendance at hospital for asthma in two Australian states, 2000-2003
    Patricia K Correll
    Australian Centre for Asthma Monitoring, Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Respirology 12:220-6. 2007
    ..Linked hospital and ED data from New South Wales and Victoria, Australia, were used to examine reattendances for asthma...
  60. ncbi request reprint Effect of budesonide on the perception of induced airway narrowing in subjects with asthma
    Cheryl M Salome
    Institute of Respiratory Medicine, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 165:15-21. 2002
    ..We conclude that treatment with budesonide enhances the perception of airway narrowing, but the effect is unrelated to budesonide dose, or to changes in circulating eosinophil markers...
  61. ncbi request reprint Asthma and hayfever in Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children living in non-remote rural towns
    S H Downs
    Institute of Respiratory Medicine, NSW, University of Sydney, Camperdown
    Med J Aust 175:10-3. 2001
    ..5-90.8), but these risk factors were weaker among non-Aboriginal children. CONCLUSIONS: Asthma and wheeze are equally prevalent in Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children living in the same towns, but appear to have a different aetiology...
  62. ncbi request reprint Predictors of house-dust-mite allergen concentrations in dry regions in Australia
    C H Vanlaar
    The Institute of Respiratory Medicine, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and University of Sydney, Missenden Road Post Office, NSW 2050, Sydney, Australia
    Allergy 56:1211-5. 2001
    ..Alternative forms of air conditioning to evaporative cooling may be useful for control of mite allergen in dry regions...
  63. pmc Impact of asthma on self-reported health status and quality of life: a population based study of Australians aged 18-64
    R D Ampon
    Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, P O Box M77, Missenden Road, Camperdown, NSW 2050, Australia
    Thorax 60:735-9. 2005
    ..However, the impact of asthma extends beyond these outcomes to include effects on lifestyle, well being, and perceived health status...
  64. ncbi request reprint The burden of asthma in Australia
    A J Woolcock
    Cooperative Research Centre for Asthma, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, NSW
    Med J Aust 175:141-5. 2001
    ..In adults, the prevalence is 5%-6%. Up to 80% of adults with persistent asthma have abnormal lung function. Asthma deaths in Australia have fallen 28% since peaking in 1989, but the mortality rate is still twice that of England...
  65. doi request reprint Recurrence of tuberculosis in a low-incidence setting
    C C Dobler
    Liverpool Hospital, Respiratory Department, Locked bag 710, Liverpool BC NSW 1875, Australia
    Eur Respir J 33:160-7. 2009
    ..Re-infection is less likely than re-activation, but still contributes significantly to the number of cases with recurrent disease...
  66. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of asthma in children. Who gets asthma and why?
    B B Jalaludin
    Epidemiology Unit Liverpool Hospital, South Western Sydney Area Health Service
    Aust Fam Physician 30:109-13. 2001
    ..Asthma is a common disease in childhood which results in a substantial burden of illness in Australia. This is manifest by distressing symptoms, impact on quality of life and role performance and health service utilisation...
  67. pmc Contact investigation for tuberculosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Gregory J Fox
    Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, University of Sydney, Glebe, Sydney 2037, Australia
    Eur Respir J 41:140-56. 2013
    ..Policy recommendations must consider evidence of the cost-effectiveness of various contact tracing strategies, and also incorporate complementary strategies to enhance case finding...
  68. ncbi request reprint Dairy consumption and diet quality in a sample of Australian children
    Anna M Rangan
    School of Molecular Bioscience, Level 4, Molecular Bioscience Building G08, University of Sydney, NSW, 2006, Australia
    J Am Coll Nutr 31:185-93. 2012
    ..To examine the association between intake of dairy products and indicators of diet quality among a sample of Australian children...
  69. ncbi request reprint Trends in hospitalizations for anaphylaxis, angioedema, and urticaria in Australia, 1993-1994 to 2004-2005
    Leanne M Poulos
    Australian Centre for Asthma Monitoring, Camperdown, NSW, Australia
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 120:878-84. 2007
    ..Recent investigations in developed countries have found marked increases in the prevalence of allergic conditions...
  70. pmc Respiratory health effects of exposure to low-NOx unflued gas heaters in the classroom: a double-blind, cluster-randomized, crossover study
    Guy B Marks
    Respiratory and Environmental Epidemiology, Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Environ Health Perspect 118:1476-82. 2010
    ..There are long-standing concerns about adverse effects of gas appliances on respiratory health. However, the potential adverse effect of low-NOx (nitrogen oxide) unflued gas heaters on children's health has not been assessed...
  71. ncbi request reprint Having lived on a farm and protection against allergic diseases in Australia
    S H Downs
    Institute of Respiratory Medicine, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Clin Exp Allergy 31:570-5. 2001
    ..Farms in Australia differ in scale and operation from those in Europe and the prevalence of allergic diseases in children is higher...
  72. pmc Continued increase in the prevalence of asthma and atopy
    S H Downs
    Institute of Respiratory Medicine, University of Sydney, PO Box M77, Missenden Road Post Office, Camperdown NSW 2050, Australia
    Arch Dis Child 84:20-23. 2001
    ..To describe the change in the prevalence of wheeze, diagnosed asthma, and atopy in Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia, between 1992 and 1997, and to compare this to the increase in prevalence reported between 1982 and 1992...
  73. ncbi request reprint Cord blood mononuclear cell cytokine responses in relation to maternal house dust mite allergen exposure
    G B Marks
    Institute of Respiratory Medicine, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Clin Exp Allergy 32:355-60. 2002
    ..Cord blood mononuclear cells have demonstrated specific immune responses to environmental allergens...
  74. ncbi request reprint Asthma and allergy associated with occupational exposure to ispaghula and senna products in a pharmaceutical work force
    G B Marks
    Institute of Respiratory Medicine, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Camperdown, New South Wales, Australia
    Am Rev Respir Dis 144:1065-9. 1991
    ..Sensitization to ispaghula and/or senna was not a risk factor for asthma. An IgE-mediated allergic mechanism is probably responsible for the allergic symptoms in many of these subjects. Smoking seems to be a cofactor in this process...
  75. ncbi request reprint Clinical importance of Alternaria exposure in children
    S H Downs
    Institute of Respiratory Medicine and School of Biological Sciences, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 164:455-9. 2001
    ..26 (95% CI, 1.14 to 1.39) after an increase in mean exposure of 100 spore/m(3)/d over 1 mo. These results suggest that Alternaria allergens contribute to severe asthma in regions where exposure to the fungus is high...
  76. pmc Completion of treatment for latent tuberculosis infection with monthly drug dispensation directly through the tuberculosis clinic
    Claudia C Dobler
    Respiratory and Environmental Epidemiology, Woolcock Institute of Medical Research and Central Clinical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    PLoS ONE 7:e48900. 2012
    ..An Australian metropolitan TB clinic where treatment for latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) comprises six months of isoniazid, self-administered but dispensed monthly by the clinic...
  77. pmc Associations between statins and COPD: a systematic review
    Claudia C Dobler
    Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    BMC Pulm Med 9:32. 2009
    ..We assessed evidence for disease modifying effects of statin treatment in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)...
  78. doi request reprint Diagnosing asthma in adults in primary care: a qualitative study of Australian GPs' experiences
    Sarah M Dennis
    Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Prim Care Respir J 19:52-6. 2010
    ..To explore what difficulties are faced by general practitioners (GPs) when trying to make a diagnosis of asthma in adults, and whether there are patient characteristics that influence this process...
  79. doi request reprint Measures of asthma control and quality of life: longitudinal data provide practical insights into their relative usefulness in different research contexts
    Madeleine T King
    Quality of Life Office, Psycho oncology Co operative Research Group PoCoG, School of Psychology, University of Sydney, Brennan MacCallum Building A18, Sydney, 2006, NSW, Australia
    Qual Life Res 18:301-12. 2009
    ..We present a conceptual model and test it with longitudinal survey data...
  80. ncbi request reprint Asthma in Indigenous Australians: so much yet to do for Indigenous lung health
    Christine R Jenkins
    Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Med J Aust 190:530-1. 2009
    ..Indigenous Australians die of asthma at more than three times the rate of the rest of the nation...
  81. ncbi request reprint Predictors for snoring in children with rhinitis at age 5
    Nathaniel S Marshall
    Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Pediatr Pulmonol 42:584-91. 2007
    ..Snoring may be part of the allergic spectrum of diseases. Our data may contribute to clinician's ability to effectively screen for snoring in preschool children...
  82. ncbi request reprint Do sleep deprivation and time of day interact with mild obstructive sleep apnea to worsen performance and neurobehavioral function?
    Anup V Desai
    Centre for Respiratory Failure and Sleep Disorders, Department of Respiratory Medicine, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, Australia
    J Clin Sleep Med 2:63-70. 2006
    ..We assessed the interactive effect of sleep deprivation and time of day on performance and neurobehavioral function in subjects with and without mild OSA...
  83. ncbi request reprint Radiographic predictors of subsequent reactivation of tuberculosis
    N N Linh
    Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 11:1136-42. 2007
    ..A cohort of migrants to Australia (n = 7265) selected to be at increased risk of tuberculosis (TB) were assessed at the Liverpool Chest Clinic, Sydney, between 1984 and 2003...
  84. ncbi request reprint The effects of body weight on airway calibre
    G G King
    Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, Dept of Respiratory Medicine, Royal North Shore Hospital, Pacific Highway, St Leonards 2065, Australia
    Eur Respir J 25:896-901. 2005
    ..However, in males, airway narrowing is greater than that due to reduced lung volume alone. The mechanisms causing airway narrowing and sex differences in obesity are unknown...
  85. pmc When can personal best peak flow be determined for asthma action plans?
    H K Reddel
    Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, Camperdown, NSW, Australia
    Thorax 59:922-4. 2004
    ..Guidelines state that personal best PEF should be assessed over 2-3 weeks during good asthma control, but it is unclear how long to wait after commencing or changing treatment...
  86. ncbi request reprint The childhood asthma prevention study (CAPS): design and research protocol of a randomized trial for the primary prevention of asthma
    S Mihrshahi
    Clinical Epidemiology Unit and Department of Child Health and Paediatrics, The University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Control Clin Trials 22:333-54. 2001
    ..The results of this study may have important implications for public health policies to reduce the incidence of childhood asthma. Control Clin Trials 2001;22:333-354..
  87. ncbi request reprint Active case finding in contacts of people with tuberculosis
    Gregory J Fox
    Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, NSW 2050
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 9:CD008477. 2011
    ..Contacts of tuberculosis patients are a high-risk group for developing the disease. Actively screening contacts of people with confirmed tuberculosis may improve case detection rates and control of the disease...
  88. doi request reprint Validation of a spatiotemporal land use regression model incorporating fixed site monitors
    Nectarios Rose
    Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, P O Box M77, Missenden Road, NSW 2050, Australia
    Environ Sci Technol 45:294-9. 2011
    ..We suggest that such a model can be used to study the association between variable air pollutant exposures and health effects in epidemiological studies...
  89. ncbi request reprint Molecular epidemiology of tuberculosis and recent developments in understanding the epidemiology of tuberculosis
    Linh N Nguyen
    Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Respirology 9:313-9. 2004
    ..In this paper, the burden of TB disease, current issues about disease control in developed countries including Australia and the contribution of molecular typing to improved understanding of TB epidemiology are reviewed...
  90. doi request reprint Procedures to improve the repeatability of forced oscillation measurements in school-aged children
    Paul D Robinson
    Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, Sydney, Australia
    Respir Physiol Neurobiol 177:199-206. 2011
    ..001). Monitoring V(T) reduced CV of Rrs (p = 0.05). Complete breath filtering improved CV and ICC for both Rrs and Xrs. The repeatability of FOT measurements can be improved by optimising data acquisition and filtering...
  91. pmc Sahaja yoga in the management of moderate to severe asthma: a randomised controlled trial
    R Manocha
    Natural Therapies Unit, Royal Hospital for Women, NSW, Australia
    Thorax 57:110-5. 2002
    ..A study was undertaken to assess the effectiveness of this therapy as an adjunctive tool in the management of asthma in adult patients who remained symptomatic on moderate to high doses of inhaled steroids...
  92. ncbi request reprint The effects of age, death period and birth cohort on asthma mortality rates in Australia
    C J Dobbin
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 8:1429-36. 2004
    ..We assessed the relative effects of age, gender, period of death and birth cohort on asthma mortality rates in Australia from 1907 to 2000...
  93. pmc Effects of gas and other fume emitting heaters on the development of asthma during childhood
    L L Phoa
    Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, University of Sydney, Australia
    Thorax 59:741-5. 2004
    ..The long term effects of early life exposure to these appliances are not known. This study investigated the effect of exposure to fume emitting heaters, currently and during the first year of life, on the risk of asthma outcomes...
  94. ncbi request reprint Early predictors for developing allergic disease and asthma: examining separate steps in the 'allergic march'
    C Almqvist
    Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, Camperdown, NSW, Australia University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Clin Exp Allergy 37:1296-302. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to identify these predictors, and to examine separately the effect of early sensitization on subsequent wheeze, asthma, rhinitis and eczema...
  95. ncbi request reprint Questionnaire items that predict asthma and other respiratory conditions in adults
    J Bai
    Department of Medicine, The University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Chest 114:1343-8. 1998
    ..The identification of particular questions that measure different respiratory conditions is important for epidemiologic studies when short questionnaires or more precise definitions are required...
  96. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of an intervention to reduce house dust mite allergen levels in children's beds
    S Mihrshahi
    Clinical Epidemiology Unit, The Children s Hospital, Westmead, NSW, Australia
    Allergy 58:784-9. 2003
    ..Environmental modifications to limit exposure have the potential to reduce the prevalence of asthma. The aim of this study was to reduce allergen exposure for children at high risk of developing asthma...
  97. ncbi request reprint Four methods of sampling for dust mite allergen: differences in 'dust'
    E R Tovey
    Cooperative Research Centre for Asthma, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Allergy 58:790-4. 2003
    ..As no single measure can capture all characteristics of an exposure, it is important to recognize differences in the available methods of measuring exposure to Der p 1...
  98. ncbi request reprint Childhood factors that predict asthma in young adulthood
    B G Toelle
    Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Eur Respir J 23:66-70. 2004
    ..Cumulative likelihood ratios are more valuable than odds ratios for quantifying risk in individuals and for identifying people with most to gain from preventive interventions...
  99. ncbi request reprint Do immune responses to inhaled skin flakes modulate the expression of allergic disease?
    E R Tovey
    The Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Clin Exp Allergy 37:1199-203. 2007
    ..Should these responses prove relevant to the modulation of allergic diseases, it provides new opportunities to better understand the epidemic of allergic disease and to develop new interventions for its prevention...
  100. ncbi request reprint Predictive markers of asthma exacerbation during stepwise dose reduction of inhaled corticosteroids
    J D Leuppi
    Institute of Respiratory Medicine, University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 163:406-12. 2001
    ..These findings suggest that documentation of patient's AHR or sputum eosinophils may be useful in guiding the reduction of ICS doses...
  101. ncbi request reprint The association between infant feeding practices and subsequent atopy among children with a family history of asthma
    S Mihrshahi
    Department of Allergy Immunology and Infectious Diseases, The Children s Hospital, Westmead, NSW, Australia
    Clin Exp Allergy 37:671-9. 2007
    ..Although longer duration of breastfeeding and later introduction of solid foods are both recommended for the prevention of asthma and allergic disease, evidence to support these recommendations is controversial...