northern territory

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Summary: Territory in north central Australia, between the states of Queensland and Western Australia. Its capital is Darwin.

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  1. Bailie R, Si D, Robinson G, Togni S, D Abbs P. A multifaceted health-service intervention in remote Aboriginal communities: 3-year follow-up of the impact on diabetes care. Med J Aust. 2004;181:195-200 pubmed
    ..Follow-up study over 3 years. Seven health centres in the Tiwi Islands and the Katherine West region of the Northern Territory. 137 Aboriginal people with type 2 diabetes...
  2. Gruen R, Bailie R, Wang Z, Heard S, O Rourke I. Specialist outreach to isolated and disadvantaged communities: a population-based study. Lancet. 2006;368:130-8 pubmed
    ..43-1.03). Specialist outreach visits to remote disadvantaged Indigenous communities in Australia improve access to specialist consultations and procedures without increasing elective referrals or demands for hospital inpatient services. ..
  3. Skull S, Krause V, Dalton C, Roberts L. A retrospective search for lyssavirus in humans in the Northern Territory. Aust N Z J Public Health. 1999;23:305-8 pubmed
    ..To review cases of unexplained encephalitis in the Northern Territory (NT) to test available clinical specimens for lyssavirus and survey the use of diagnostic tests by ..
  4. Hoy W, Mathews J, McCredie D, Pugsley D, Hayhurst B, Rees M, et al. The multidimensional nature of renal disease: rates and associations of albuminuria in an Australian Aboriginal community. Kidney Int. 1998;54:1296-304 pubmed
    ..the rising rates of hypertension, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease among Aborigines in the Northern Territory of Australia...
  5. Fearnley E, Li S, Guthridge S. Trends in chronic disease mortality in the Northern Territory Aboriginal population, 1997-2004: using underlying and multiple causes of death. Aust N Z J Public Health. 2009;33:551-5 pubmed publisher
    To assess trends in chronic disease mortality in the Aboriginal population of the Northern Territory (NT), using both underlying and multiple causes of death...
  6. Rogers N, Lawton P, Jose M. Kidney transplant outcomes in the indigenous population in the Northern Territory of Australia. Transplantation. 2006;82:882-6 pubmed
    ..a retrospective analysis of a cohort of renal transplant recipients (indigenous and nonindigenous) from the Northern Territory of Australia...
  7. Schultz R. Rotavirus gastroenteritis in the Northern Territory, 1995-2004. Med J Aust. 2006;185:354-6 pubmed
    To present data on rotavirus notifications in the Northern Territory to provide knowledge about the local epidemiology of rotavirus gastroenteritis that can be used to inform the use and funding of rotavirus vaccines...
  8. Condon J, Barnes T, Cunningham J, Smith L. Improvements in Indigenous mortality in the Northern Territory over four decades. Aust N Z J Public Health. 2004;28:445-51 pubmed
    ..consistent time series of deaths and population data were produced for the Indigenous population of the Northern Territory (NT) for 1966--2001...
  9. Davis J, Currie B, Fisher D, Huffam S, Anstey N, Price R, et al. Prevention of opportunistic infections in immunosuppressed patients in the tropical top end of the Northern Territory. Commun Dis Intell Q Rep. 2003;27:526-32 pubmed
    The population of the Top End of the Northern Territory has a high incidence of several infections of particular significance in the immunosuppressed...

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  1. McDonnel Smedts A, Lowe M. Efficiency of clinical training at the Northern Territory Clinical School: placement length and rate of return for internship. Med J Aust. 2008;189:166-8 pubmed
    To investigate the effect of duration of clinical training placements in the Northern Territory on rate of return of medical students for an internship in the NT...
  2. Currie B, Fisher D, Howard D, Burrow J, Lo D, Selva Nayagam S, et al. Endemic melioidosis in tropical northern Australia: a 10-year prospective study and review of the literature. Clin Infect Dis. 2000;31:981-6 pubmed
    ..Strategies are needed to decrease the high mortality with melioidosis septic shock. Preliminary data on granulocyte colony-stimulating factor therapy are very encouraging. ..
  3. Zhao Y, Connors C, Wright J, Guthridge S, Bailie R. Estimating chronic disease prevalence among the remote Aboriginal population of the Northern Territory using multiple data sources. Aust N Z J Public Health. 2008;32:307-13 pubmed publisher
    ..obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and their co-occurrence among the remote Aboriginal population of the Northern Territory (NT) in 2005...
  4. Lafay B, Burdon J. Molecular diversity of legume root-nodule bacteria in Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, Australia. PLoS ONE. 2007;2:e277 pubmed
    ..bacterial strains, isolated from eight native legume hosts at eight locations in Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, Australia, were examined for their genetic diversity and phylogenetic position...
  5. Dingwall K, Cairney S. The importance and challenges of assessing cognition in Indigenous Australians. Australas Psychiatry. 2009;17 Suppl 1:S47-50 pubmed publisher
    ..for 2 months and again at 6 and 12 months among a group of Indigenous students from a boarding school in the Northern Territory. These students were to be the healthy control group in a long-term study of substance abuse...
  6. Isberg S, Thomson P, Nicholas F, Barker S, Moran C. Quantitative analysis of production traits in saltwater crocodiles (Crocodylus porosus): III. juvenile survival. J Anim Breed Genet. 2006;123:44-7 pubmed
    ..The data were all full-sib records from 29 parental pairs from Janamba Croc Farm (Northern Territory, Australia), collected over nine consecutive years...
  7. Cheng A, Jacups S, Gal D, Mayo M, Currie B. Extreme weather events and environmental contamination are associated with case-clusters of melioidosis in the Northern Territory of Australia. Int J Epidemiol. 2006;35:323-9 pubmed
    ..data, we examined clustering of melioidosis cases in time and geographical space in the Top End of the Northern Territory of Australia between 1990 and 2002 using a scan statistic...
  8. Condon J, Armstrong B, Barnes T, Zhao Y. Cancer incidence and survival for indigenous Australians in the Northern Territory. Aust N Z J Public Health. 2005;29:123-8 pubmed
    To compare cancer incidence and survival for the Northern Territory (NT) Indigenous population with that of other Australians, and to assess NT Indigenous incidence time trends...
  9. Mackerras D. Birthweight changes in the pilot phase of the Strong Women Strong Babies Strong Culture Program in the Northern Territory. Aust N Z J Public Health. 2001;25:34-40 pubmed
    ..Ongoing evaluation of the expanded program will help to determine the extent to which the change in birthweight can be attributed to the program and whether the effects can be replicated. ..
  10. Lee K, Clough A, Conigrave K. High levels of cannabis use persist in Aboriginal communities in Arnhem Land, Northern Territory. Med J Aust. 2007;187:594-5 pubmed
  11. McDonald M, Towers R, Andrews R, Benger N, Fagan P, Currie B, et al. The dynamic nature of group A streptococcal epidemiology in tropical communities with high rates of rheumatic heart disease. Epidemiol Infect. 2008;136:529-39 pubmed
    ..Throat detection of emmST was brief, usually <2 months. The epidemiology of GAS in these remote Aboriginal communities is a highly dynamic process characterized by emmST diversity and turnover. ..
  12. Kissane D, Street A, Nitschke P. Seven deaths in Darwin: case studies under the Rights of the Terminally Ill Act, Northern Territory, Australia. Lancet. 1998;352:1097-102 pubmed
    ..between July, 1996, and March, 1997, the provision of euthanasia for the terminally ill was legal in the Northern Territory of Australia...
  13. Markey P, Davis J, Harnett G, Williams S, Speers D. Meningitis and a febrile vomiting illness caused by echovirus type 4, Northern Territory, Australia. Emerg Infect Dis. 2010;16:63-8 pubmed publisher
    ..cases caused by an echovirus 4 strain was detected in 1 indigenous community in the Top End of the Northern Territory of Australia. Illness was characterized by fever, vomiting, and headache...
  14. Currie B, Carapetis J. Skin infections and infestations in Aboriginal communities in northern Australia. Australas J Dermatol. 2000;41:139-43; quiz 144-5 pubmed
    ..Sustainable and long-term improvements in scabies, skin sores and GAS-related disease and tinea require fundamental changes that address social and economic inequities and, in particular, living conditions and overcrowding. ..
  15. Currie B. Snakebite in tropical Australia: a prospective study in the "Top End" of the Northern Territory. Med J Aust. 2004;181:693-7 pubmed
    To describe the epidemiology of snakebite in the "Top End" of the Northern Territory, and the envenoming syndromes of individual snake species. Prospective collection of clinical data and snake identity...
  16. Treacy P, Jones K, Mansfield C. Flipped out of control: single-vehicle rollover accidents in the Northern Territory. Med J Aust. 2002;176:260-3 pubmed
    ..of and factors associated with single-vehicle rollover (SVRO) accidents in the "Top End" of the Northern Territory (NT); to identify factors associated with major injury and death from SVRO accidents...
  17. Andreasyan K, Hoy W. Patterns of mortality in Indigenous adults in the Northern Territory, 1998-2003: are people living in more remote areas worse off?. Med J Aust. 2009;190:307-11 pubmed
    To quantify Indigenous mortality in the Northern Territory by remoteness of residence...
  18. Thomas D, Condon J, Anderson I, Li S, Halpin S, Cunningham J, et al. Long-term trends in Indigenous deaths from chronic diseases in the Northern Territory: a foot on the brake, a foot on the accelerator. Med J Aust. 2006;185:145-9 pubmed
    To examine trends in Northern Territory Indigenous mortality from chronic diseases other than cancer...
  19. Vilcins I, Fournier P, Old J, Deane E. Evidence for the presence of Francisella and spotted fever group rickettsia DNA in the tick Amblyomma fimbriatum (Acari: Ixodidae), Northern Territory, Australia. J Med Entomol. 2009;46:926-33 pubmed
    ..five wild-caught reptile species during routine trapping in the Djukbinj National Park and Fogg Dam Reserve, Northern Territory, Australia...
  20. Webby R, Bines J, Barnes G, Tindall H, Krause V, Patel M. Intussusception in the Northern Territory: the incidence is low in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. J Paediatr Child Health. 2006;42:235-9; discussion 227-8 pubmed
    To describe the epidemiology, immunisation status and management of children with intussusception in the Northern Territory (NT), 1993-2003...
  21. Glasson W. The Northern Territory emergency response: a chance to heal Australia's worst sore. Med J Aust. 2007;187:614-6 pubmed
  22. Pridmore S, Fujiyama H. Suicide in the Northern Territory, 2001-2006. Aust N Z J Psychiatry. 2009;43:1126-30 pubmed publisher
    The aim of the present study was to characterize suicide in the Northern Territory (NT) for the 6 year period 1 January 2001-31 December 2006...
  23. Wilson T, Condon J, Barnes T. Northern Territory indigenous life expectancy improvements, 1967-2004. Aust N Z J Public Health. 2007;31:184-8 pubmed
    To assess the extent of changes in life expectancy at birth for the Indigenous population of the Northern Territory (NT) over the period 1967-2004, and to determine which age-specific mortality rates were mostly responsible for such ..
  24. Carapetis J, Currie B. Mortality due to acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease in the Northern Territory: a preventable cause of death in aboriginal people. Aust N Z J Public Health. 1999;23:159-63 pubmed
    To determine the death rates and effect on premature mortality in the Northern Territory of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease...
  25. Zhao Y, Guthridge S, Magnus A, Vos T. Burden of disease and injury in Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal populations in the Northern Territory. Med J Aust. 2004;180:498-502 pubmed
    To quantify the burden of disease and injury for the Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal populations in the Northern Territory. Analysis of Northern Territory data for 1 January 1994 to 30 December 1998 from multiple sources...
  26. Condon J, Barnes T, Armstrong B, Selva Nayagam S, Elwood J. Stage at diagnosis and cancer survival for Indigenous Australians in the Northern Territory. Med J Aust. 2005;182:277-80 pubmed
    ..diagnosed with cancers of the colon and rectum, lung, breast or cervix and non-Hodgkin lymphoma in the Northern Territory of Australia in 1991-2000...
  27. Zhao Y, Dempsey K. Causes of inequality in life expectancy between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in the Northern Territory, 1981-2000: a decomposition analysis. Med J Aust. 2006;184:490-4 pubmed
    To identify the causes of the gap in life expectancy between Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations of the Northern Territory and how the causes have evolved over time...
  28. Edmond K, Attia J, Deste C, Condon J. Drowning and near-drowning in Northern Territory children. Med J Aust. 2001;175:605-8 pubmed
    To compare incidences of drowing for children in the Northern Territory (NT) with those in Queensland and the rest of Australia...
  29. Andrews R, Kearns T, Connors C, Parker C, Carville K, Currie B, et al. A regional initiative to reduce skin infections amongst aboriginal children living in remote communities of the Northern Territory, Australia. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2009;3:e554 pubmed publisher
    ..rates of chronic heart and kidney disease, pyoderma is endemic amongst Aboriginal children in Australia's Northern Territory (NT). Many of those with pyoderma will also have scabies...
  30. Nickson C, Waugh E, Jacups S, Currie B. Irukandji syndrome case series from Australia's Tropical Northern Territory. Ann Emerg Med. 2009;54:395-403 pubmed publisher
    ..syndrome (a painful hypercatecholaminergic condition caused by jellyfish envenoming) in Australia's Northern Territory. We collected prospectively a standardized data set on patients presenting to health facilities in the ..
  31. Si D, Bailie R, Connors C, Dowden M, Stewart A, Robinson G, et al. Assessing health centre systems for guiding improvement in diabetes care. BMC Health Serv Res. 2005;5:56 pubmed
    ..This cross-sectional study was conducted in 12 Aboriginal community health centres in the Northern Territory of Australia...
  32. Binns P, Condon J. Participation in cervical screening by Indigenous women in the Northern Territory: a longitudinal study. Med J Aust. 2006;185:490-4 pubmed
    To investigate the effectiveness of the Northern Territory Women's Cancer Prevention Program in improving cervical screening participation for Indigenous women. Descriptive longitudinal period prevalence study...
  33. Dunbar M, Moberley S, Nelson S, Leach A, Andrews R. Clear not simple: an approach to community consultation for a maternal pneumococcal vaccine trial among Indigenous women in the Northern Territory of Australia. Vaccine. 2007;25:2385-8 pubmed
    ..PneuMum is the first vaccine trial to be conducted among Indigenous people in the Northern Territory. We describe the study design and the approach taken to develop the PneuMum message in collaboration with ..
  34. Wong L, Amega B, Barker R, Connors C, Dulla M, Ninnal A, et al. Factors supporting sustainability of a community-based scabies control program. Australas J Dermatol. 2002;43:274-7 pubmed
    Scabies remains a major problem in Aboriginal communities within the Northern Territory of Australia. Secondary skin infection with Group A streptococcus (GAS) is very common and post-streptococcal disease rates remain high...
  35. Stephens D. Critical illness and its impact on the Aboriginal people of the top end of the Northern Territory, Australia. Anaesth Intensive Care. 2003;31:294-9 pubmed
    ..the Aboriginal population is different from the non-Aboriginal population of the "Top End" of the Northern Territory. The critically ill Aboriginal patient is younger, has more chronic health problems and a higher severity of ..
  36. Bailie R, Runcie M. Household infrastructure in aboriginal communities and the implications for health improvement. Med J Aust. 2001;175:363-6 pubmed
    ..housing survey data, describe the state of household infrastructure in Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory (NT), and to discuss implications for health improvement for people in these communities...
  37. Clough A, d Abbs P, Cairney S, Gray D, Maruff P, Parker R, et al. Emerging patterns of cannabis and other substance use in Aboriginal communities in Arnhem Land, Northern Territory: a study of two communities. Drug Alcohol Rev. 2004;23:381-90 pubmed
    ..This paper describes these patterns in Arnhem Land in the 'Top End' of the Northern Territory (NT). Economic impacts of the cannabis trade are also described...
  38. Isberg S, Thomson P, Nicholas F, Webb G, Manolis S, Barker S, et al. Quantitative analysis of production traits in saltwater crocodiles (Crocodylus porosus): IV. number of scale rows. J Anim Breed Genet. 2006;123:48-55 pubmed
    ..There is ample genetic variation to incorporate this trait into a genetic improvement programme for farmed saltwater crocodiles...
  39. Condon J, Cunningham J, Barnes T, Armstrong B, Selva Nayagam S. Cancer diagnosis and treatment in the Northern Territory: assessing health service performance for indigenous Australians. Intern Med J. 2006;36:498-505 pubmed
    ..Retrospective cohort study of 1197 indigenous and nonindigenous people in the Northern Territory diagnosed with cancers of the colon and rectum, lung, breast, cervix and non-Hodgkin lymphoma between 1991 ..
  40. Bailie R, Togni S, Si D, Robinson G, D Abbs P. Preventive medical care in remote Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory: a follow-up study of the impact of clinical guidelines, computerised recall and reminder systems, and audit and feedback. BMC Health Serv Res. 2003;3:15 pubmed
    ..preventive medical services following a multifaceted intervention in remote community health centres in the Northern Territory of Australia...
  41. Li S, Gray N, Guthridge S, Pircher S, Wang Z, Zhao Y. Avoidable mortality trends in Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal populations in the Northern Territory, 1985-2004. Aust N Z J Public Health. 2009;33:544-50 pubmed publisher
    To analyse rates of avoidable mortality in Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal residents of the Northern Territory (NT) from 1985 to 2004, in order to assess the contribution of health care to life expectancy improvements...
  42. Weir R, Harmsen M, Hunt N, Blacksell S, Lunt R, Pritchard L, et al. EHDV-1, a new Australian serotype of epizootic haemorrhagic disease virus isolated from sentinel cattle in the Northern Territory. Vet Microbiol. 1997;58:135-43 pubmed
    ..Research Station, latitude 12 degrees 39'S, longitude 131 degrees 20'E, approximately 60 km east of Darwin, Northern Territory. This virus was identified as a serotype of epizootic haemorrhagic disease (EHD) of deer virus previously ..
  43. Burrow J, Whelan P, Kilburn C, Fisher D, Currie B, Smith D. Australian encephalitis in the Northern Territory: clinical and epidemiological features, 1987-1996. Aust N Z J Med. 1998;28:590-6 pubmed
    ..The last epidemic of Australian encephalitis occurred in 1974. Since then, cases have been reported from the Kimberley of Western Australia (WA)...
  44. Measey M, Li S, Parker R, Wang Z. Suicide in the Northern Territory, 1981-2002. Med J Aust. 2006;185:315-9 pubmed
    To examine trends in suicide in the Northern Territory between 1981 and 2002, and demographic and other characteristics of people completing suicide in the Top End region in 2000-2002...
  45. McGrath P. 'The biggest worry..': research findings on pain management for Aboriginal peoples in Northern Territory, Australia. Rural Remote Health. 2006;6:549 pubmed
    ..National Health and Medical Research Council two-year study on Aboriginal palliative care, conducted in the Northern Territory, that explored and documented issues associated with pain management for rural and remote Aboriginal peoples...
  46. Carapetis J, Walker A, Hibble M, Sriprakash K, Currie B. Clinical and epidemiological features of group A streptococcal bacteraemia in a region with hyperendemic superficial streptococcal infection. Epidemiol Infect. 1999;122:59-65 pubmed
    ..We conducted a 6-year retrospective review of GAS bacteraemia in the Northern Territory of Australia, comparing the Aboriginal population (24% of the study population), who have high rates of ..
  47. Harris K, Bucens I. Prevalence of fetal alcohol syndrome in the Top End of the Northern Territory. J Paediatr Child Health. 2003;39:528-33 pubmed
    To establish the prevalence of fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) in the Top End of the Northern Territory (NT), Australia, in both the indigenous and non-indigenous populations...
  48. White A, Hoy W, McCredie D. Childhood post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis as a risk factor for chronic renal disease in later life. Med J Aust. 2001;174:492-6 pubmed
    ..Retrospective cohort study. A remote Aboriginal community in the "Top End" of the Northern Territory that experienced two epidemics of PSGN in 1980 and 1987, respectively...
  49. Bailie R, Si D, Dowden M, Connors C, O Donoghue L, Liddle H, et al. Delivery of child health services in Indigenous communities: implications for the federal government's emergency intervention in the Northern Territory. Med J Aust. 2008;188:615-8 pubmed
    ..297 children aged at least 3 months and under 5 years in 11 Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory, Far West New South Wales and Western Australia in 2006...
  50. Lee K, Conigrave K, Clough A, Wallace C, Silins E, Rawles J. Evaluation of a community-driven preventive youth initiative in Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia. Drug Alcohol Rev. 2008;27:75-82 pubmed
    ..for culture and their elders among young people in a group of remote Aboriginal communities in Arnhem Land, Northern Territory (NT), Australia...
  51. Ralph A, Markey P, Schultz R. Q fever cases in the Northern Territory of Australia from 1991 to 2006. Commun Dis Intell Q Rep. 2007;31:222-7 pubmed
    Q fever (infection with Coxiella burnetii) has been uncommon in Australia's Northern Territory, with no reported cases until 2002...
  52. Chikritzhs T, Stockwell T, Pascal R. The impact of the Northern Territory's Living With Alcohol program, 1992-2002: revisiting the evaluation. Addiction. 2005;100:1625-36 pubmed
    ..Living With Alcohol (LWA) program and the LWA Alcoholic Beverage Levy on alcohol-attributable deaths in the Northern Territory (NT) controlling for simultaneous trends in death rates from a control region and non-alcohol related death ..
  53. Condon J, Barnes T, Cunningham J, Armstrong B. Long-term trends in cancer mortality for Indigenous Australians in the Northern Territory. Med J Aust. 2004;180:504-7 pubmed
    To examine long-term trends in cancer mortality in the Indigenous people of the Northern Territory (NT) of Australia...