western australia

Summary

Summary: A state in western Australia. Its capital is Perth. It was first visited by the Dutch in 1616 but the English took possession in 1791 and permanent colonization began in 1829. It was a penal settlement 1850-1888, became part of the colonial government in 1886, and was granted self government in 1890. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p1329)

Top Publications

  1. ncbi A validation study: how effective is the Hospital Morbidity Data as a surveillance tool for heart failure in Western Australia?
    Tiew Hwa Katherine Teng
    School of Population Heath, University of Western Australia, Crawley, Western Australia, Australia
    Aust N Z J Public Health 32:405-7. 2008
  2. ncbi Incidence of the mucopolysaccharidoses in Western Australia
    John Nelson
    Genetic Services of Western Australia, King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women, Perth, Australia
    Am J Med Genet A 123:310-3. 2003
  3. ncbi Heart failure: incidence, case fatality, and hospitalization rates in Western Australia between 1990 and 2005
    Tiew Hwa Katherine Teng
    School of Population Health, University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia
    Circ Heart Fail 3:236-43. 2010
  4. pmc Rapidly increasing prevalence of eosinophilic oesophagitis in Western Australia
    S Cherian
    Department of Histopathology, PathWest Laboratory Medicine KEMH PMH, Perth, Australia
    Arch Dis Child 91:1000-4. 2006
  5. ncbi The molecular epidemiology and evolution of the Panton-Valentine leukocidin-positive, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strain USA300 in Western Australia
    S Monecke
    Institute for Medical Microbiology and Hygiene, Faculty of Medicine Carl Gustav Carus, Technical University of Dresden, D 01307 Dresden, Germany
    Clin Microbiol Infect 15:770-6. 2009
  6. ncbi Persistent high rates of hysterectomy in Western Australia: a population-based study of 83 000 procedures over 23 years
    K Spilsbury
    Centre for Health Services Research, School of Population Health, University of Western Australia, Crawley, Western Australia, Australia
    BJOG 113:804-9. 2006
  7. ncbi Factors associated with dental admissions for children aged under 5 years in Western Australia
    L Slack-Smith
    School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, Western Australia, Australia
    Arch Dis Child 94:517-23. 2009
  8. ncbi Molecular epidemiology of Giardia and Cryptosporidium infections in dairy calves originating from three sources in Western Australia
    K A Becher
    World Health Organization Collaborating Centre, Molecular Epidemiology of Parasitic Infections and Western Australian Biomedical Research Institute, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University, Murdoch, WA 6150, Australia
    Vet Parasitol 123:1-9. 2004
  9. ncbi Management and outcomes of postoperative endophthalmitis since the endophthalmitis vitrectomy study: the Endophthalmitis Population Study of Western Australia (EPSWA)'s fifth report
    Jonathon Q Ng
    School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, Australia
    Ophthalmology 112:1199-206. 2005
  10. ncbi What is the impact of missing Indigenous status on mortality estimates? An assessment using record linkage in Western Australia
    Glenn K Draper
    Epidemiology Branch, Department of Health, Western Australia
    Aust N Z J Public Health 33:325-31. 2009

Research Grants

  1. DNA Variants and AAA Disease
    Philip S Tsao; Fiscal Year: 2013
  2. 4th Western Pacific Helicobacter Congress
    Barry Marshall; Fiscal Year: 2002
  3. CCSG RESEARCH BASE FOR CCOP
    Leslie Robison; Fiscal Year: 2001
  4. CHILDRENS CANCER GROUP--COMPETITIVE GRANT RENEWAL
    David Baker; Fiscal Year: 2002
  5. International Society Environmental Epidemiology 2003
    Irva Hertz Picciotto; Fiscal Year: 2003
  6. Tobacco Control in S.Africa: Prevention and Capacity Bu*
    Ken Resnicow; Fiscal Year: 2006
  7. FAILURE TIME METHODS FOR FAMILY DISEASE STUDIES
    David Glidden; Fiscal Year: 2003
  8. Rett syndrome: determinants of outcome and burden
    Helen Leonard; Fiscal Year: 2007
  9. Comorbid childhood anxiety and asthma
    Renee Goodwin; Fiscal Year: 2006
  10. The Pore-forming Toxin of Legionella Pneumophila
    Yousef Abu Kwaik; Fiscal Year: 2003

Detail Information

Publications292 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi A validation study: how effective is the Hospital Morbidity Data as a surveillance tool for heart failure in Western Australia?
    Tiew Hwa Katherine Teng
    School of Population Heath, University of Western Australia, Crawley, Western Australia, Australia
    Aust N Z J Public Health 32:405-7. 2008
    ..To determine the accuracy of the hospital discharge coding of heart failure (HF) in the Western Australian (WA) Hospital Morbidity Data (HMD)...
  2. ncbi Incidence of the mucopolysaccharidoses in Western Australia
    John Nelson
    Genetic Services of Western Australia, King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women, Perth, Australia
    Am J Med Genet A 123:310-3. 2003
    An epidemiological study of the mucopolysaccharidoses in Western Australia (WA) using multiple ascertainment sources was carried out and the incidence rate for the period 1969-1996 was estimated...
  3. ncbi Heart failure: incidence, case fatality, and hospitalization rates in Western Australia between 1990 and 2005
    Tiew Hwa Katherine Teng
    School of Population Health, University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia
    Circ Heart Fail 3:236-43. 2010
    ..We examined trends in incidence of first-ever (index) hospitalization for heart failure (HF), hospitalization rates, and 30-day and 1-year all-cause mortality subsequent to index hospitalization for HF...
  4. pmc Rapidly increasing prevalence of eosinophilic oesophagitis in Western Australia
    S Cherian
    Department of Histopathology, PathWest Laboratory Medicine KEMH PMH, Perth, Australia
    Arch Dis Child 91:1000-4. 2006
    ..To assess the prevalence of eosinophilic oesophagitis in a tertiary paediatric gastroenterology clinic population...
  5. ncbi The molecular epidemiology and evolution of the Panton-Valentine leukocidin-positive, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strain USA300 in Western Australia
    S Monecke
    Institute for Medical Microbiology and Hygiene, Faculty of Medicine Carl Gustav Carus, Technical University of Dresden, D 01307 Dresden, Germany
    Clin Microbiol Infect 15:770-6. 2009
    ..Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)-12' (WA MRSA-12) were recovered from 72 patients living in the Perth area in Western Australia. These isolates were found to belong to multilocus sequence type 8, and had a USA300-like pulsed-field gel ..
  6. ncbi Persistent high rates of hysterectomy in Western Australia: a population-based study of 83 000 procedures over 23 years
    K Spilsbury
    Centre for Health Services Research, School of Population Health, University of Western Australia, Crawley, Western Australia, Australia
    BJOG 113:804-9. 2006
    To investigate incidence trends and demographic, social and health factors associated with the rate of hysterectomy and morbidity outcomes in Western Australia and compare these with international studies.
  7. ncbi Factors associated with dental admissions for children aged under 5 years in Western Australia
    L Slack-Smith
    School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, Western Australia, Australia
    Arch Dis Child 94:517-23. 2009
    ..There is limited literature describing dental admissions in preschool children. This paper describes dental hospital admissions and associated factors in children aged under 5 years...
  8. ncbi Molecular epidemiology of Giardia and Cryptosporidium infections in dairy calves originating from three sources in Western Australia
    K A Becher
    World Health Organization Collaborating Centre, Molecular Epidemiology of Parasitic Infections and Western Australian Biomedical Research Institute, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University, Murdoch, WA 6150, Australia
    Vet Parasitol 123:1-9. 2004
    ..was undertaken to determine the spread of naturally acquired Giardia and Cryptosporidium in dairy cattle in Western Australia. Samples were collected weekly from birth to weaning, and only calves that were sampled four or more times ..
  9. ncbi Management and outcomes of postoperative endophthalmitis since the endophthalmitis vitrectomy study: the Endophthalmitis Population Study of Western Australia (EPSWA)'s fifth report
    Jonathon Q Ng
    School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, Australia
    Ophthalmology 112:1199-206. 2005
    ..To examine if changes in the diagnosis and management of postoperative endophthalmitis have occurred since 1995, and to identify factors that might predict final visual outcome...
  10. ncbi What is the impact of missing Indigenous status on mortality estimates? An assessment using record linkage in Western Australia
    Glenn K Draper
    Epidemiology Branch, Department of Health, Western Australia
    Aust N Z J Public Health 33:325-31. 2009
    ..The analysis aimed to assess the Indigenous status of an increasing number of deaths not coded with a useable Indigenous status from 1997 to 2002 and its impact on reported recent gains in Indigenous mortality...
  11. ncbi Deaths from non-melanoma skin cancer in Western Australia
    J Girschik
    Western Australian Institute for Medical Research, B Block, Ground Floor, Hospital Ave, Nedlands, WA 6009, Australia
    Cancer Causes Control 19:879-85. 2008
    ..However, there are still nearly 400 deaths from NMSC in Australia annually. We aimed to investigate the accuracy of NMSC death coding and to describe the characteristics of these deaths and the potential for prevention...
  12. pmc Molecular diversity of rumen methanogens from sheep in Western Australia
    Andre Denis G Wright
    CSIRO Livestock Industries, Centre for Environment and Life Sciences, Wembley, Western Australia 6913, Australia
    Appl Environ Microbiol 70:1263-70. 2004
    ..These unique sequences appear to represent a novel group of rumen archaea that are atypical for the rumen environment...
  13. ncbi Research use of linked health data--a best practice protocol
    C W Kelman
    Department of Health and Ageing, Canberra, ACT
    Aust N Z J Public Health 26:251-5. 2002
    ..This approach is designed to promote confidence in the community and among data custodians that there are benefits of linked health information being used and that individual privacy is being rigorously protected...
  14. ncbi Patterns, trends, and increasing disparities in mortality for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal infants born in Western Australia, 1980-2001: population database study
    C Jane Freemantle
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
    Lancet 367:1758-66. 2006
    ..We have examined mortality rates in these populations in Western Australia.
  15. ncbi Oral health care issues in aged care facilities in Western Australia: resident and family caregiver views
    Glenys Anna Paley
    School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, WA, Australia
    Gerodontology 26:97-104. 2009
    ..To investigate resident and family perceptions and attitudes towards oral health care and access to dental services for aged care facility residents...
  16. ncbi Awareness and impact of the 'Bubblewrap' advertising campaign among Aboriginal smokers in Western Australia
    Terry Boyle
    Kulunga Research Network, Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
    Tob Control 19:83-6. 2010
    ..Antismoking mass media campaigns have been shown to reduce smoking prevalence in the mainstream community, however there is little published research on their effect on Aboriginal Australian smokers...
  17. ncbi The influence of attractiveness factors and distance to general practice surgeries by level of social disadvantage and global access in Perth, Western Australia
    Jilda C G Hyndman
    Department of Public Health, The University of Western Australia, Nedlands, Western Australia 6907, Australia
    Soc Sci Med 56:387-403. 2003
    ..One thousand and forty four subjects, selected at random from the metropolitan area of Perth, Western Australia, responded to a household interview survey concerning which attributes of general practice (GP) surgeries ..
  18. ncbi The effect of passive smoking on the risk of otitis media in Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children in the Kalgoorlie-Boulder region of Western Australia
    Peter A Jacoby
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, Perth, WA, Australia
    Med J Aust 188:599-603. 2008
    ..To determine the risk of otitis media (OM) associated with passive smoking in young children, and any competing effect between passive smoking and childcare attendance...
  19. ncbi Life expectancy among people with cerebral palsy in Western Australia
    E Blair
    TVW Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
    Dev Med Child Neurol 43:508-15. 2001
    ..This may be the result of improved neonatal care enabling the survival of infants with increasingly severe disabilities...
  20. ncbi Outcome for patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma referred for Trimodality therapy in Western Australia
    Arman Hasani
    Department of Medical Oncology, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Western Australia, Australia
    J Thorac Oncol 4:1010-6. 2009
    ..Thus, TMT was introduced as an option for such patients in Western Australia in 2004...
  21. pmc Outbreak of sporotrichosis, Western Australia
    Kynan T Feeney
    Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Nedlands, Western Australia, Australia
    Emerg Infect Dis 13:1228-31. 2007
    A cluster of sporotrichosis cases occurred in the Busselton-Margaret River region of Western Australia from 2000 to 2003...
  22. ncbi Hymenopteran parasitoids of forensic importance: host associations, seasonality, and prevalence of parasitoids of carrion flies in Western Australia
    Sasha C Voss
    Centre for Forensic Science M420, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley, Western Australia 6009, Australia
    J Med Entomol 46:1210-9. 2009
    ..flies was conducted to establish the parasitoid species of potential forensic significance in Western Australia. Host associations, seasonality, and rates of parasitism in the field were examined to assess the value of ..
  23. ncbi Australian encephalitis in Western Australia, 1978-1991
    J S Mackenzie
    Department of Microbiology, University of Western Australia, Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre, Nedlands
    Med J Aust 158:591-5. 1993
    To review the various clinical manifestations of Murray Valley encephalitis (MVE) or Kunjin virus encephalitis in patients in Western Australia.
  24. ncbi Setting priorities in the south west of Western Australia: where are we now?
    Craig Mitton
    Centre for Healthcare Innovation and Improvement, BC Research Institute for Women s and Children s Health, Vancouver, Canada
    Aust Health Rev 28:301-10. 2004
    ..for developing a formal approach to priority setting in the South West Area Health Service (SWAHS) in Western Australia, we carried out a qualitative survey of senior decision makers...
  25. ncbi Aboriginal mothers, breastfeeding and smoking
    Dawn Gilchrist
    Goldfields South East Health Region, Western Australia
    Aust N Z J Public Health 28:225-8. 2004
    ..To document the smoking practices of Aboriginal mothers living in Perth during pregnancy and during the subsequent year while feeding their infants...
  26. ncbi The incidence and management of priapism in Western Australia: a 16 year audit
    C M Earle
    Keogh Institute for Medical Research, QEII Medical Centre, Nedlands, Western Australia, Australia
    Int J Impot Res 15:272-6. 2003
    The objective of the study was to conduct a retrospective audit of patients who presented with priapism in Western Australia during the years 1985-2000...
  27. ncbi Dietary patterns identified using factor analysis and prostate cancer risk: a case control study in Western Australia
    Gina Leslie Ambrosini
    School of Population Health, University of Western Australia, Australia
    Ann Epidemiol 18:364-70. 2008
    ..We investigated empirical dietary patterns and prostate cancer risk in Western Australia (WA) using a population-based case-control study.
  28. pmc European origin of Bradyrhizobium populations infecting lupins and serradella in soils of Western Australia and South Africa
    Tomasz Stepkowski
    Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, 61 704 Poznan, Noskowskiego 12 14, Poland
    Appl Environ Microbiol 71:7041-52. 2005
    ..approach to elucidate the origin of serradella and lupin Bradyrhizobium strains that persist in soils of Western Australia and South Africa...
  29. ncbi Listeria awareness among new mothers in Western Australia
    S Torvaldsen
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Australian National University, Australian Capital Territory
    Aust N Z J Public Health 23:362-7. 1999
    To assess awareness, knowledge and behaviour relating to Listeria among recent mothers (12 weeks post-partum) in Western Australia and determine the usefulness of a Listeria information pamphlet.
  30. ncbi Antivenom dosing in 35 patients with severe brown snake (Pseudonaja) envenoming in Western Australia over 10 years
    Justin M Yeung
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Royal Perth Hospital, University of Western Australia, Perth, WA
    Med J Aust 181:703-5. 2004
    ..To investigate the doses of antivenom administered to adult patients with severe brown snake envenoming...
  31. ncbi Long-term survival outcomes following breast cancer surgery in Western Australia
    Katrina Spilsbury
    Western Australian Safety and Quality of Surgical Care Project, Centre for Health Services Research, School of Population Health, University of Western Australia, Crawley, Australia
    ANZ J Surg 75:625-30. 2005
    ..The aim of the present study was to investigate how hospital, social and demographic factors were associated with survival outcomes from surgically treated breast cancer for all women living in Western Australia.
  32. pmc Understanding, beliefs and perspectives of Aboriginal people in Western Australia about cancer and its impact on access to cancer services
    Shaouli Shahid
    Centre for International Health, Curtin University of Technology, Perth WA 6845, Australia
    BMC Health Serv Res 9:132. 2009
    ..This research explored Western Australian (WA) Aboriginal peoples' perceptions, beliefs and understanding of cancer...
  33. ncbi Impact of dryland salinity on population dynamics of vector mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) of Ross River virus in inland areas of southwestern Western Australia
    A Jardine
    School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, M431, 35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley, Perth, WA 6009, Australia
    J Med Entomol 45:1011-22. 2008
    ..camptorhynchus, and the scarce and uneven distribution of the human population in the region...
  34. ncbi Risk factors for isolated talipes equinovarus in Western Australia, 1980-1994
    M Carey
    School of Public Health, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 19:238-45. 2005
    ....
  35. ncbi Colonization of ephemeral water bodies in the Wheatbelt of Western Australia by assemblages of mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae): role of environmental factors, habitat, and disturbance
    Scott Carver
    School of Animal Biology M085, University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley 6009, Western Australia, Australia
    Environ Entomol 38:1585-94. 2009
    ..of ephemeral water bodies by mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) in the Wheatbelt region of southwest Western Australia, an area substantially affected by an expanding anthropogenic salinization...
  36. pmc Malignant pleural and peritoneal mesotheliomas in former miners and millers of crocidolite at Wittenoom, Western Australia
    G Berry
    School of Public Health, University of Sydney, New South Wales 2006, Australia
    Occup Environ Med 61:e14. 2004
    ..To report the number of malignant pleural and peritoneal mesotheliomas that have occurred in former Wittenoom crocidolite workers to the end of 2000, and to compare this with earlier predictions...
  37. ncbi Increase in type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents in Western Australia
    Sarah K McMahon
    Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes, Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, Perth, WA, Australia
    Med J Aust 180:459-61. 2004
    To document diagnosis rates of type 2 diabetes mellitus in children and adolescents in Western Australia over the past 12 years, the clinical characteristics of these patients and any comorbidities.
  38. ncbi Hospitalisations due to interpersonal violence: a population-based study in Western Australia
    Lynn B Meuleners
    Centre for Population Health Research, School of Public Health, Curtin University, Perth, WA, Australia
    Med J Aust 188:572-5. 2008
    ..To quantify the impact on the Western Australian health care system of hospitalisations due to interpersonal violence, and to identify risk factors for a repeat hospital admission for interpersonal violence...
  39. ncbi HIV/AIDS knowledge and attitudes among West African immigrant women in Western Australia
    Peter D Drummond
    School of Psychology, Murdoch University, South Street, Murdoch, WA 6150, Australia
    Sex Health 5:251-9. 2008
    ..The aim of the present study was to investigate knowledge about HIV and attitudes towards condom use in West African refugees who had settled in Perth, Western Australia, within the past 5 years.
  40. ncbi The mortality of women exposed environmentally and domestically to blue asbestos at Wittenoom, Western Australia
    A Reid
    Occupational Respiratory Epidemiology, School of Population Health, M431, University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia
    Occup Environ Med 65:743-9. 2008
    ..Women are more likely to have obtained their asbestos exposure domestically or from their environment...
  41. ncbi A decade of data linkage in Western Australia: strategic design, applications and benefits of the WA data linkage system
    C D Arcy J Holman
    Centre for Health Services Research, School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Perth, WA 6009, Australia
    Aust Health Rev 32:766-77. 2008
    ..Staged development has seen its expansion, initially from a linkage key to local health data sets, to encompass links to national and local health and welfare data sets, genealogical links and spatial references for mapping applications...
  42. ncbi Treatment patterns for cancer in Western Australia: does being Indigenous make a difference?
    Sonja E Hall
    School of Population Health, University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia
    Med J Aust 181:191-4. 2004
    ..To examine whether hospital patients with cancer who were identified as Indigenous were as likely to receive surgery for the cancer as non-Indigenous patients...
  43. ncbi High prevalence Giardia duodenalis assemblage B and potentially zoonotic subtypes in sporadic human cases in Western Australia
    Rongchang Yang
    Division of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University, Murdoch, WA 6150, Australia
    Int J Parasitol 40:293-7. 2010
    ..Fecal samples from sporadic human clinical cases of giardiasis in Western Australia were analysed at two loci; 18S rRNA and glutamate dehydrogenase (gdh), and G...
  44. ncbi Invasive species can't cover their tracks: using microsatellites to assist management of starling (Sturnus vulgaris) populations in Western Australia
    Lee Ann Rollins
    Evolution and Ecology Research Centre, School of Biological Earth and Environmental Science, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
    Mol Ecol 18:1560-73. 2009
    ..One population consisted of all sampling sites from the expansion front in Western Australia, where control efforts are focused...
  45. ncbi Efficacy of albendazole against Giardia and hookworm in a remote Aboriginal community in the north of Western Australia
    J A Reynoldson
    Division of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University, Western Australia, Australia
    Acta Trop 71:27-44. 1998
    ....
  46. ncbi Fine-scale comparative phylogeography of a sympatric sister species triplet of subterranean diving beetles from a single calcrete aquifer in Western Australia
    M T Guzik
    Australian Centre for Evolutionary Biology and Biodiversity, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia
    Mol Ecol 18:3683-98. 2009
    Calcrete aquifers in the arid Yilgarn region of central Western Australia are a biodiversity hotspot for stygofauna...
  47. pmc Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus clones, Western Australia
    Geoffrey W Coombs
    Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Emerg Infect Dis 12:241-7. 2006
    Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) was first reported in Western Australia in the early 1990s from indigenous peoples living in remote areas...
  48. ncbi Outcomes of congenital diaphragmatic hernia: a population-based study in Western Australia
    Joanne Colvin
    Department of Neonatal Pediatrics, Women s and Children s Health Service, Perth, Australia
    Pediatrics 116:e356-63. 2005
    ..We also sought to ascertain the prenatal and postnatal factors associated with morbidity and death among these infants...
  49. ncbi Interface between residential aged care facilities and a teaching hospital emergency department in Western Australia
    Judith C Finn
    School of Population Health, University of Western Australia, Perth, WA, Australia
    Med J Aust 184:432-5. 2006
    ..To estimate the appropriateness of emergency department (ED) presentations by people aged>or=65 years living in residential care facilities...
  50. ncbi Mortality in a cohort of opiate and amphetamine users in Perth, Western Australia
    Anne Bartu
    Drug and Alcohol Office, Mt Lawley, Western Australia, Australia
    Addiction 99:53-60. 2004
    ..This study compares the hazard of death among opiate and amphetamine using clients who accessed drug treatment with individuals who had no specialist treatment contact between 1985 and 1998...
  51. ncbi Two possible mechanisms for survival and initiation of Murray Valley encephalitis virus activity in the Kimberley region of Western Australia
    A K Broom
    Department of Microbiology, University of Western Australia, Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre, Nedlands
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 53:95-9. 1995
    ..tremulus. Both mechanisms are discussed with respect to environmental conditions...
  52. ncbi Rural-urban differences in the presentation, management and survival of breast cancer in Western Australia
    K J Mitchell
    School of Population Health, M431, University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley, Western Australia 6009, Australia
    Breast 15:769-76. 2006
    From all women diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in 1999 in Western Australia, rural and urban women were compared with regard to mode of detection, tumour characteristics at presentation, diagnostic investigations, treatment and ..
  53. ncbi Serum ferritin and cardiovascular disease: a 17-year follow-up study in Busselton, Western Australia
    M W Knuiman
    School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, Western Australia, Australia
    Am J Epidemiol 158:144-9. 2003
    ..between serum ferritin level and coronary heart disease (CHD) and stroke events was evaluated in a long-term Western Australia prospective study in 1981-1998...
  54. ncbi Medical record linkage in Australia: this is as good as it gets
    Graham G Giles
    Cancer Council Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
    ANZ J Surg 75:259. 2005
  55. ncbi Primary malignant bone tumours in Western Australia, 1972-1996
    John B Blackwell
    Bone Tumour Registry of Western Australia, and Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia
    Pathology 37:278-83. 2005
    To study the incidence of primary malignant bone tumours in Western Australia (WA) from 1972 to 1996 using the database of the WA Bone Tumour Registry (BTR) and to compare these rates with those in the United States of America (USA)...
  56. ncbi Predicted mortality from malignant mesothelioma among women exposed to blue asbestos at Wittenoom, Western Australia
    A Reid
    Occupational Respiratory Epidemiology, School of Population Health, University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia
    Occup Environ Med 66:169-74. 2009
    ..women and girls were documented to have lived at the blue asbestos mining and milling town of Wittenoom in Western Australia between 1943 and 1992...
  57. pmc Benefits of swimming pools in two remote Aboriginal communities in Western Australia: intervention study
    Deborah Lehmann
    Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, PO Box 855, West Perth, WA 6872, Australia
    BMJ 327:415-9. 2003
    ..To determine the health impact of swimming pools built with the aim of improving quality of life and reducing high rates of pyoderma and otitis media...
  58. ncbi Cryptic speciation in two widespread subterranean amphipod genera reflects historical drainage patterns in an ancient landscape
    T L Finston
    School of Animal Biology M092, University of Western Australia, Crawley, Western Australia, Australia
    Mol Ecol 16:355-65. 2007
    The landscape of the Pilbara region of Western Australia has been relatively unchanged for 100 million years. The ancient river systems of this region might be expected to be sources of isolation and divergence for aquatic species...
  59. ncbi Genomic characterization of a novel virus found in papillomatous lesions from a southern brown bandicoot (Isoodon obesulus) in Western Australia
    Mark D Bennett
    School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia, 6150, Australia
    Virology 376:173-82. 2008
    ..The discovery of BPCV2 provides evidence of virus-host co-speciation between BPCVs and marsupial bandicoots and has important implications for the phylogeny and taxonomy of circular double-stranded DNA viruses infecting vertebrates...
  60. ncbi The incidence of venous thromboembolism: a prospective, community-based study in Perth, Western Australia
    Wai Khoon Ho
    Department of Haematology, Austin and Repatriation Medical Centre, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Med J Aust 189:144-7. 2008
    ....
  61. ncbi Is sialic acid an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease? A 17-year follow-up study in Busselton, Western Australia
    Matthew W Knuiman
    School of Population Health, University of Western Australia, Crawley, Western Australia
    Ann Epidemiol 14:627-32. 2004
    ..To investigate the relationship between serum sialic acid level and risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) and stroke in men and women without diagnosed cardiovascular disease...
  62. ncbi Murray Valley encephalitis in Western Australia in 2000, with evidence of southerly spread
    S P Cordova
    Applied Epidemiology Program, National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Australian National University, Australian Capital Territory
    Commun Dis Intell 24:368-72. 2000
    ..and clinical features of human Murray Valley encephalitis (MVE) and Kunjin (KUN) virus infections in Western Australia (WA) during March to July 2000. A case series was performed...
  63. ncbi Fetal growth and the risk of childhood CNS tumors and lymphomas in Western Australia
    Elizabeth Milne
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Int J Cancer 123:436-43. 2008
    ..A cohort of 576,633 infants born in Western Australia in 1980-2004 were followed from birth to diagnosis of a CNS tumor (n = 183) or lymphoma (n = 84) before age ..
  64. ncbi Fragility and crash over-representation among older drivers in Western Australia
    Lynn B Meuleners
    School of Public Health, Curtin University of Technology, GPO Box U 1987, Perth, WA 6845, Australia
    Accid Anal Prev 38:1006-10. 2006
    ..contribution of fragility and crash over-representation to serious injuries per crash-involved driver in Western Australia. Police-reported crashes for the period 1998-2003 were extracted from the Western Australian Road Injury ..
  65. ncbi Small-area estimates of general practice workforce shortage in rural and remote Western Australia
    Jessica Scott
    Combined Universities Centre for Rural Health, The University of Western Australia, Geraldton, Western Australia 6531, Australia
    Aust J Rural Health 14:209-13. 2006
    ..Design: A cross-sectional study using geographical information systems software to calculate GP to population rates with a floating catchment of 100 km radius around census collection districts (CCDs)...
  66. ncbi Surgical caseload and outcomes for women with invasive breast cancer treated in Western Australia
    D M Ingram
    Breast Centre, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Western Australia, Australia
    Breast 14:11-7. 2005
    We have assessed the outcomes for all women diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in Western Australia during 1989, 1994 and 1999, and compared the results for surgeons who treat 20 or more cases per year with those of surgeons who treat ..
  67. ncbi Occurrence of a new subclade of Leptosphaeria biglobosa in Western Australia
    L Vincenot
    INRA, UMR 1290 BIOGER CPP, Route de Saint Cyr, 78026 Versailles Cedex, France
    Phytopathology 98:321-9. 2008
    ..In the course of a wide-scale characterization of the race structure of L. maculans from Western Australia, a few isolates from two locations failed to amplify specific sequences of L. maculans, i.e...
  68. ncbi Association of maternal pre-pregnancy weight with birth defects: evidence from a case-control study in Western Australia
    Wendy H Oddy
    Telethon Institute of Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 49:11-5. 2009
    ..Maternal obesity confers increased risks of poor pregnancy outcomes. There are limited Australian data on the risk of birth defects associated with maternal pre-pregnancy obesity...
  69. ncbi Palliative care in Western Australia: an assessment of information and support needs
    R McConigley
    School of Nursing and Public Health, Edith Cowan University, Churchlands, Western Australia
    Int J Palliat Nurs 7:555-64. 2001
    Health professionals in rural Western Australia have embraced palliative care, however, to date no information has been available about the issues that face those providing the care...
  70. ncbi Community attitudes towards performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation in Western Australia
    G A Jelinek
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Western Australia, Hospital Avenue, Western Australia 6009, Nedlands, Australia
    Resuscitation 51:239-46. 2001
    ..to determine the attitudes of the Western Australian community towards performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and the factors affecting these attitudes...
  71. ncbi Effectiveness of in situ air sparging for removing NAPL gasoline from a sandy aquifer near Perth, Western Australia
    C D Johnston
    CSIRO Land and Water Private Bag No 5, Wembley, W A, 6913, Australia
    J Contam Hydrol 59:87-111. 2002
    ..This result is apparently due to lateral inflow of NAPL to the site although evidence of a depleted source of volatilised hydrocarbons suggests the possible development of mass transfer limitations...
  72. ncbi A review of workload measures: a context for a new staffing methodology in Western Australia
    Di Twigg
    Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Hospital Avenue, Nedlands, Perth, WA 6008, Australia University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
    Int J Nurs Stud 46:131-9. 2009
    ..Nurse hours per patient day (NHPPD), which classifies wards into various groupings, was applied to all public hospitals in Western Australia.
  73. ncbi Trichomonas gallinae in budgerigars and columbid birds in Perth, Western Australia
    T McKeon
    School of Veterinary Studies, Murdoch University, Western Australia
    Aust Vet J 75:652-5. 1997
    ....
  74. ncbi Indoor environmental quality in a 'low allergen' school and three standard primary schools in Western Australia
    G Zhang
    School of Public Health, Curtin University of Technology, GPO Box U 1987, Perth, WA, Australia
    Indoor Air 16:74-80. 2006
    ..in classrooms, assessments were undertaken in a 'low allergen' school and three standard primary schools in Western Australia. Dust allergens, air pollutants and physical parameters were monitored in the four schools at four times (..
  75. ncbi Notifications of imported malaria in Western Australia, 1990-2001: incidence, associated factors and chemoprophylaxis
    Donnetta M Charles
    School of Medicine and Pharmacology, University of Western Australia, Fremantle, WA
    Med J Aust 182:164-7. 2005
    To assess changes in and factors associated with recent malaria notifications in Western Australia (WA).
  76. ncbi High prevalence of coeliac disease in a population-based study from Western Australia: a case for screening?
    C J Hovell
    Fremantle Hospital, WA
    Med J Aust 175:247-50. 2001
    ..To determine the prevalence of coeliac disease in an Australian rural community...
  77. ncbi Socioeconomic and rural differences for cataract surgery in Western Australia
    Jonathon Q Ng
    Centre for Health Services Research, School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, Australia
    Clin Experiment Ophthalmol 34:317-23. 2006
    ..To examine the relationship between socioeconomic factors, residential locality and cataract surgery incidence...
  78. ncbi Factors associated with the initiation and duration of breastfeeding by Chinese mothers in Perth, Western Australia
    Lin Li
    School of Public Health, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia
    J Hum Lact 20:188-95. 2004
    ..by Chinese Australian mothers, a cross-sectional survey of 506 Mandarin-speaking women in Perth, Western Australia, was conducted...
  79. ncbi The Quality of Surgical Care Project: a model to evaluate surgical outcomes in Western Australia using population-based record linkage
    J B Semmens
    Centre for Health Services Research, Department of Public Health, University of Western Australia, Nedlands, Australia
    Aust N Z J Surg 68:397-403. 1998
    ..surgical outcomes and, where indicated, recommend changes to improve the quality of surgical care in Western Australia (WA)...
  80. ncbi Modifying effects of HLA-DRB1 allele interactions on age at onset of multiple sclerosis in Western Australia
    Jing Shan Wu
    Centre of Neuromuscular and Neurological Disorders, University of Western Australia, Department of Neurology, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Queen Elizabeth Medical Centre, Perth, Western Australia
    Mult Scler 16:15-20. 2010
    ..These findings indicate that epistatic interactions at the HLA-DRB1 locus have significant modifying effects on age at onset of multiple sclerosis and demonstrate the value of high-resolution genotyping in detecting such associations...
  81. ncbi Occurrence of gastrointestinal parasites in horses in metropolitan Perth, Western Australia
    A C Boxell
    Division of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University, Murdoch, Western Australia 6150
    Aust Vet J 82:91-5. 2004
    ..To assess the occurrence of gastrointestinal parasites in horses in Perth. To apply polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for the identification of some species of encysted larval cyathostomes...
  82. ncbi Barriers to participation of Aboriginal people in cancer care: communication in the hospital setting
    Shaouli Shahid
    Centre for International Health, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, WA, Australia
    Med J Aust 190:574-9. 2009
    ..To report Aboriginal patients' views about effective communication between Aboriginal people and health service providers in Western Australian hospital settings...
  83. ncbi Attitudes toward information and communication technology (ICT) in residential aged care in Western Australia
    Poh Kooi Loh
    WA Center for Health and Ageing, Department of Geriatric Medicine, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 10:408-13. 2009
    ..Determine why introduction of health consulting services via Telehealth video conference consultations failed in residential aged care facilities (RACF)...
  84. ncbi Incidence of bariatric surgery and postoperative outcomes: a population-based analysis in Western Australia
    Fiona J Smith
    School of Population Health, University of Western Australia, Perth, WA
    Med J Aust 189:198-202. 2008
    To investigate the incidence of bariatric surgery and postoperative outcomes in a population-based cohort of patients in Western Australia over a 17-year period.
  85. pmc Absent otoacoustic emissions predict otitis media in young Aboriginal children: a birth cohort study in Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children in an arid zone of Western Australia
    Deborah Lehmann
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, Australia
    BMC Pediatr 8:32. 2008
    ..Absent transient evoked otoacoustic emissions (TEOAEs) may predict subsequent risk of OM...
  86. ncbi Lip cancer in Western Australia, 1982-2006: a 25-year retrospective epidemiological study
    L Abreu
    The Centre for Rural and Remote Oral Health, The University of Western Australia
    Aust Dent J 54:130-5. 2009
    The aim of this study was to report on the epidemiological trends in incidence and mortality rates of lip cancer in Western Australia from 1982-2006.
  87. ncbi Control of genital chlamydial infection in the Kimberley region of Western Australia
    Donna B Mak
    Med J Aust 180:45. 2004
  88. ncbi Factors associated with short-term hospital readmission rates for breast cancer patients in Western Australia: an observational study
    Jeffrey K Lai
    School of Finance and Applied Statistics, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    J Am Coll Surg 204:193-200. 2007
    ....
  89. ncbi Who receives specialist palliative care in Western Australia--and who misses out
    L K Rosenwax
    School of Occupational Therapy, Curtin University of Technology, GPO Box U1987, Perth, WA 6845, Australia
    Palliat Med 20:439-45. 2006
    ..To describe the characteristics of Western Australian (WA) people who received, and did not receive, specialist palliative care (SPC) during their last 12 months of life...
  90. pmc Assessing the outcome of compulsory psychiatric treatment in the community: epidemiological study in Western Australia
    Neil J Preston
    Mental Health Directorate, Fremantle Hospital and Health Service, PO Box 480 Fremantle, WA 6160, Australia
    BMJ 324:1244. 2002
    ..To examine whether community treatment orders for psychiatric patients reduce subsequent use of health services in comparison with control patients not placed on an order...
  91. ncbi Prevalence of developmental enamel defects of the first permanent molars among school children in Western Australia
    P Arrow
    Department of Health, Western Australia, The University of Western Australia
    Aust Dent J 53:250-9. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to describe the prevalence of enamel defects in the first permanent molars among school children in Western Australia.
  92. ncbi Factors influencing survival after stroke in Western Australia
    Andy H Lee
    School of Public Health, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, WA
    Med J Aust 179:289-93. 2003
    ..To determine the factors influencing survival among patients admitted to Western Australian hospitals for the first time with stroke or transient ischaemic attack (TIA)...
  93. ncbi Falling incidence of amputations for peripheral occlusive arterial disease in Western Australia between 1980 and 1992
    E Mattes
    Department of Surgery, University of Western Australia, Australia
    Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 13:14-22. 1997
    ..To assess temporal trends in the incidence of surgical procedures for peripheral occlusive arterial disease (POAD) and associated changes in outcome as measured by the rate of major lower limb amputations for POAD...
  94. ncbi Barriers and incentives to HIV treatment uptake among Aboriginal people in Western Australia
    Christy E Newman
    National Centre in HIV Social Research, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    AIDS 21:S13-7. 2007
    To examine the barriers and incentives to HIV treatment uptake among Aboriginal people in Western Australia.
  95. ncbi Awareness and consumption of folate-fortified foods by women of childbearing age in Western Australia
    W H Oddy
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
    Public Health Nutr 10:989-95. 2007
    ..Our objectives were to determine how many women were aware of folate and when they became aware, what was the awareness of labels on foods that mentioned folate, and how much folate-fortified food women ate...
  96. ncbi Factors affecting place of death in Western Australia
    Beverley McNamara
    School of Social and Cultural Studies, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, Perth 6009, Australia
    Health Place 13:356-67. 2007
    ..this gap our study employs a longitudinal, population-based retrospective cohort study of people who died in Western Australia over a 30-month period...
  97. ncbi 'O father: where art thou?'--Paternity assessment in an open fission-fusion society of wild bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops sp.) in Shark Bay, Western Australia
    Michael Krützen
    School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney NSW 2052, Australia
    Mol Ecol 13:1975-90. 2004
    ..01). Our study suggests that the reproductive success of both allied males, and of nonallied juveniles, needs to be incorporated into an adaptive framework that seeks to explain alliance formation in male bottlenose dolphins...
  98. ncbi Do marginal changes in PHI membership accurately predict marginal changes in PHI use in Western Australia?
    Rachael Elizabeth Moorin
    Australian Centre for Economic Research on Health ACERH, School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia
    Health Policy 76:288-98. 2006
    Annual trends in the rate of utilisation of PHI in three different clinical categories were compared with published trends in PHI membership to assess the degree to which PHI membership predicts PHI use in Western Australia.
  99. ncbi Increased patient co-payments and changes in PBS-subsidised prescription medicines dispensed in Western Australia
    Anna Hynd
    School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, New South Wales, Australia
    Aust N Z J Public Health 33:246-52. 2009
    ..increase in patient co-payments in January 2005 and two related co-payment changes for medicines subsidised under the Australian Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) were associated with changes in dispensings in Western Australia (WA).
  100. ncbi Premorbid personality traits are associated with post-stroke behavioral and psychological symptoms: a three-month follow-up study in Perth, Western Australia
    Kathryn R Greenop
    WA Centre for Health and Ageing, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
    Int Psychogeriatr 21:1063-71. 2009
    ..This study sought to investigate further the relationship between premorbid personality and a number of common post-stroke behavioral and psychological symptoms in a three-month follow-up study...
  101. ncbi Supportive and palliative care needs of families of children with life-threatening illnesses in Western Australia: evidence to guide the development of a palliative care service
    Leanne Monterosso
    Division of Health Sciences, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia
    Palliat Med 21:689-96. 2007
    ..To obtain feedback from families of children receiving palliative and supportive care about their care needs in hospital and in community settings...

Research Grants16

  1. DNA Variants and AAA Disease
    Philip S Tsao; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..well as in a complementary cohort of equally well-phenotyped AAA patients and controls- participants of the Western Australia Screening Study (WASS)...
  2. 4th Western Pacific Helicobacter Congress
    Barry Marshall; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..LOCATION: The Congress will be held at the Sheraton Perth Hotel, Perth, Western Australia. TYPES OF PARTICIPANTS: Gastroenterologist-physician and surgeon, Research Scientist, Postdoctoral ..
  3. CCSG RESEARCH BASE FOR CCOP
    Leslie Robison; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..The catchment area includes thirty-six states, the District of Columbia, four Canadian provinces, and Perth, Western Australia. Through this broad geographic distribution, CCG has the opportunity to influence the diagnostic, treatment ..
  4. CHILDRENS CANCER GROUP--COMPETITIVE GRANT RENEWAL
    David Baker; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..for Children (PMH) is the sole tertiary university affiliated paediatric teaching hospital for the State of Western Australia and provides the only multidisciplinary paediatric oncology service in the state, which has a population of ..
  5. International Society Environmental Epidemiology 2003
    Irva Hertz Picciotto; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE) will be held at the Hyatt Hotel in Perth, Western Australia, on the 24-26 September 2003...
  6. Tobacco Control in S.Africa: Prevention and Capacity Bu*
    Ken Resnicow; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..other on a Harm Minimization model (KEEP LEFT), developed by the principal investigator with colleagues from Western Australia. Approximately 36 Schools will be randomly assigned to one of three experimental groups...
  7. FAILURE TIME METHODS FOR FAMILY DISEASE STUDIES
    David Glidden; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Method (3) will be applied to a family study of coronary heart disease in Western Australia. Well-documented, user-friendly programs will be developed and made publicly available.
  8. Rett syndrome: determinants of outcome and burden
    Helen Leonard; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Feedback to families on study progress will be given through the study Web site. ..
  9. Comorbid childhood anxiety and asthma
    Renee Goodwin; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..That study will involve a longitudinal epidemiologic preventive intervention study aimed at reducing the risk of anxiety disorders among pediatric asthma/allergy patients. ..
  10. The Pore-forming Toxin of Legionella Pneumophila
    Yousef Abu Kwaik; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Our studies on L. pneumophila may provide a paradigm for other vacuolar intracellular pathogens such as Mycobacterium, Salmonella, and Chlamydia. ..
  11. Receptor-Mediated Endocytosis of Legionella Pneumophila
    Yousef Abu Kwaik; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Our studies may uncover potential pathogenic evolution of Lpn to invade the more evolved mammalian cells, and may contribute to the understanding of invasion of protozoa by Mycobacterium and Chlamydia. ..
  12. A California Population-Based Twin Study of Autism
    Joachim Hallmayer; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..3) is there a continuum between the quantitative neurocognitive traits and clinical disorder? (4) what proportion of the variance in the neurocognitive traits is accounted for by genetic and non-genetic factors? ..
  13. Role of depression and anxiety in the tobacco epidemic
    Renee Goodwin; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..Use of the NESARC offers a unique opportunity to analyze a large, longitudinal, epidemiologic dataset. ..
  14. Osteoprotegerin and osteopontin in aortic aneurysm
    Jonathan Golledge; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Understanding the role of these calcium-controlling proteins in artery weakness and how drug therapy can interfere in these effects is an important step in the development of new treatment for aortic aneurysm. ..
  15. Molecular pathogenesis of Francisella tularnesis
    YOUSEF A ABU KWAIK; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The bacterial effectors involved in exploiting the macrophage are potential targets for treatment as well as potential vaccine candidates. ..
  16. INFRASTRUCTURE TO FACILITATE DISCOVERY OF AUTISM GENES
    Joachim Hallmayer; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..