Susan A Skull

Summary

Affiliation: University of Melbourne
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Prevention of community-acquired pneumonia among a cohort of hospitalized elderly: benefit due to influenza and pneumococcal vaccination not demonstrated
    Susan A Skull
    Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Royal Children s Hospital, Flemington Rd, Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia
    Vaccine 25:4631-40. 2007
  2. ncbi request reprint An evidence-based review of current guidelines for the public health control of typhoid in Australia: a case for simplification and resource savings
    S A Skull
    Victorian Infectious Diseases Service, Royal Melbourne Hospital
    Aust N Z J Public Health 25:539-42. 2001
  3. ncbi request reprint Vitamin D deficiency is common and unrecognized among recently arrived adult immigrants from The Horn of Africa
    S A Skull
    Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Intern Med J 33:47-51. 2003
  4. ncbi request reprint Missed opportunities to vaccinate a cohort of hospitalised elderly with pneumococcal and influenza vaccines
    Susan A Skull
    Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Royal Children s Hospital, Flemington Road, Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia
    Vaccine 25:5146-54. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Validity of self-reported influenza and pneumococcal vaccination status among a cohort of hospitalized elderly inpatients
    Susan A Skull
    Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Royal Children s Hospital, Flemington Road, Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia
    Vaccine 25:4775-83. 2007
  6. doi request reprint Hospitalized community-acquired pneumonia in the elderly: an Australian case-cohort study
    S A Skull
    Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    Epidemiol Infect 137:194-202. 2009
  7. pmc ICD-10 codes are a valid tool for identification of pneumonia in hospitalized patients aged > or = 65 years
    S A Skull
    Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    Epidemiol Infect 136:232-40. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Influenza and pneumococcal vaccine coverage among a random sample of hospitalised persons aged 65 years or more, Victoria
    Ross M Andrews
    Centre for International Child Health and Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics Unit, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Parkville, Victoria
    Commun Dis Intell Q Rep 29:283-8. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Health services utilisation and barriers for settlers from the Horn of Africa
    Andrea Neale
    Department of Medicine RMH WH, University of Melbourne, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Victoria
    Aust N Z J Public Health 31:333-5. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Undiagnosed and potentially lethal parasite infections among immigrants and refugees in Australia
    Sonia R Caruana
    Department of Medicine, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria 3050, Australia
    J Travel Med 13:233-9. 2006

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Publications20

  1. ncbi request reprint Prevention of community-acquired pneumonia among a cohort of hospitalized elderly: benefit due to influenza and pneumococcal vaccination not demonstrated
    Susan A Skull
    Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Royal Children s Hospital, Flemington Rd, Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia
    Vaccine 25:4631-40. 2007
    ..02, 95%CI 0.84-1.20) or for both vaccines compared with influenza vaccine (RR 0.98, 95%CI 0.81-1.18). The current program of funding these vaccines for the elderly is not having a discernable impact on HCAP in this setting...
  2. ncbi request reprint An evidence-based review of current guidelines for the public health control of typhoid in Australia: a case for simplification and resource savings
    S A Skull
    Victorian Infectious Diseases Service, Royal Melbourne Hospital
    Aust N Z J Public Health 25:539-42. 2001
    ..Although an uncommon disease in Australia, public health control measures for typhoid remain important to prevent further cases, however, they are labour intensive...
  3. ncbi request reprint Vitamin D deficiency is common and unrecognized among recently arrived adult immigrants from The Horn of Africa
    S A Skull
    Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Intern Med J 33:47-51. 2003
    ..Routine assessment for vitamin D deficiency should be considered for male and female immigrants from East Africa...
  4. ncbi request reprint Missed opportunities to vaccinate a cohort of hospitalised elderly with pneumococcal and influenza vaccines
    Susan A Skull
    Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Royal Children s Hospital, Flemington Road, Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia
    Vaccine 25:5146-54. 2007
    ..Previous hospitalisation was a risk factor for being unvaccinated. Barriers to implementation of current vaccination policy in the hospital setting require formal evaluation in Australia...
  5. ncbi request reprint Validity of self-reported influenza and pneumococcal vaccination status among a cohort of hospitalized elderly inpatients
    Susan A Skull
    Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Royal Children s Hospital, Flemington Road, Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia
    Vaccine 25:4775-83. 2007
    ..Self-report remains imperfect and whole-of-life immunisation registers a preferable goal...
  6. doi request reprint Hospitalized community-acquired pneumonia in the elderly: an Australian case-cohort study
    S A Skull
    Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    Epidemiol Infect 137:194-202. 2009
    ..Investigation is ad hoc and management empirical. Influenza vaccination is associated with reduced mortality. Patient characteristics can predict risk of CAP and subsequent mortality...
  7. pmc ICD-10 codes are a valid tool for identification of pneumonia in hospitalized patients aged > or = 65 years
    S A Skull
    Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    Epidemiol Infect 136:232-40. 2008
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  8. ncbi request reprint Influenza and pneumococcal vaccine coverage among a random sample of hospitalised persons aged 65 years or more, Victoria
    Ross M Andrews
    Centre for International Child Health and Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics Unit, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Parkville, Victoria
    Commun Dis Intell Q Rep 29:283-8. 2005
    ..However, these data highlight the need for greater awareness of pneumococcal vaccine among practitioners and for systematic recording of vaccination status, as many of these subjects will soon become eligible for revaccination...
  9. ncbi request reprint Health services utilisation and barriers for settlers from the Horn of Africa
    Andrea Neale
    Department of Medicine RMH WH, University of Melbourne, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Victoria
    Aust N Z J Public Health 31:333-5. 2007
    ..To examine health services use and barriers for recently arrived immigrants from the Horn of Africa...
  10. ncbi request reprint Undiagnosed and potentially lethal parasite infections among immigrants and refugees in Australia
    Sonia R Caruana
    Department of Medicine, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria 3050, Australia
    J Travel Med 13:233-9. 2006
    ..Immigrants and refugees from high-risk countries would benefit from comprehensive health checks soon after resettlement...
  11. ncbi request reprint Incomplete immunity and missed vaccination opportunities in East African immigrants settling in Australia
    Susan A Skull
    Department of Paediatrics, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC 3052, Australia
    J Immigr Minor Health 10:263-8. 2008
    ..Immigrants and refugees are at particular risk of incomplete immunisation and may be unaware of their vaccination status. There is a paucity of data on the immunisation status of adult immigrants from African countries...
  12. ncbi request reprint Screening for intestinal parasites in recently arrived children from East Africa
    J E Rice
    Department of Paediatrics and University of Melbourne, Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 39:456-9. 2003
    ..There are scant data on the rates of carriage in East African immigrants to Australia. This study describes the prevalence of and risk factors for intestinal parasite carriage among children recently arrived from East African countries...
  13. pmc High prevalence of asymptomatic vitamin D and iron deficiency in East African immigrant children and adolescents living in a temperate climate
    George McGillivray
    Murdoch Children s Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia
    Arch Dis Child 92:1088-93. 2007
    ..We assessed the pattern of and risk factors for VDD in immigrant East African children living in Melbourne (latitude 37 degrees 49' South)...
  14. doi request reprint Cost of treating otitis media in Australia
    Penelope S Taylor
    Access Economics, Suite 905, Level 9, 343 Little Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Expert Rev Pharmacoecon Outcomes Res 9:133-41. 2009
    ..It is very common and associated with serious complications, including hearing loss. This study aimed to estimate the treatment costs of OM in Australia and the associated burden of disease (in disability-adjusted life-years)...
  15. doi request reprint East African immigrant children in Australia have poor immunisation coverage
    Georgia A Paxton
    Royal Children s Hospital, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 47:888-92. 2011
    ..To provide data on the immunisation status of recently arrived East African children and adolescents in Australia...
  16. ncbi request reprint Re-visioning refugee health: the Victorian Immigrant Health Programme
    S B Murray
    Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Australia
    Health Serv Manage Res 16:141-6. 2003
    ....
  17. ncbi request reprint Should programmes for community-level meningococcal vaccination be considered in Australia? An economic evaluation
    S A Skull
    Victorian Infectious Diseases Service, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, 3050 Australia
    Int J Epidemiol 30:571-8; discussion 578-9. 2001
    ..In the same year, Victoria, Australia experienced a similar change in disease epidemiology. It is timely to undertake an economic evaluation of options for community vaccination in Australia based on local data...
  18. ncbi request reprint Pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine may not prevent hospitalization for pneumonia in elderly individuals
    Susan A Skull
    Clin Infect Dis 44:617; author reply 617-8. 2007
  19. ncbi request reprint Australia needs an expanded immunisation register for further improvements in vaccine delivery and program evaluation
    Susan A Skull
    Med J Aust 187:504-5. 2007
  20. pmc The clinical course of acute otitis media in high-risk Australian Aboriginal children: a longitudinal study
    Katherine B Gibney
    Department of Medicine, Royal Darwin Hospital, Australia
    BMC Pediatr 5:16. 2005
    ..Our aim was to describe the clinical course of AOM and the associated bacterial nasopharyngeal colonisation in a high-risk population of Australian Aboriginal children...