Pregabalin and gabapentin for the treatment of sciatica.
Journal of Clinical Neuroscience 26:1 (2016)
Whilst pregabalin (PGB) and gabapentin (GBP) are both used to treat neuropathic pain, their relative role in sciatica is unclear. Our aim was to extensively review the roles of PGB and GBP in treating sciatica. The efficacy, side effects (SE) profile and cost of PGB and GBP in neuropathic pain s...
Comparison of research experience and support needs of rural versus regional allied health professionals.
Australian Journal of Rural Health 23(5):277 (2015)
We compared the research experience or support needs of allied health professionals in rural versus regional cities to identify if they were the same or different.
Descriptive study using a cross sectional survey.
This study was carried within Queensland Health's northern six health services.
Parents' Experiences of Health Care for Their Children With Cerebral Palsy.
Qualitative Health Research 25(8):1139 (2015)
Although current health care service delivery approaches for children with cerebral palsy recognize the importance of including parents in the health care of their child, we do not yet understand how parents experience this phenomenon. In this study, we used grounded theory methodology to explor...
Randomized, Double-Blinded, Clinical Trial of Propofol, 1:1 Propofol/Ketamine, and 4:1 Propofol/Ketamine for Deep Procedural Sedation in the Emergency Department
Annals of Emergency Medicine 65(5):479 (2015)
We compare the frequency of airway and respiratory adverse events leading to an intervention between propofol with 1:1 and 4:1 mixtures of propofol and ketamine (ketofol).
Delivering healthcare services to children with cerebral palsy and their families: a narrative review.
Health and Social Care in the Community 23(3):242 (2015)
Children with cerebral palsy have complex healthcare needs and often require complex multidisciplinary care. It is important for clinicians to understand which approaches to healthcare service delivery for this population are supported in the literature and how these should be applied in clinica...
Positioning occupational therapy as a discipline on the research continuum: results of a cross-sectional survey of research experience.
Australian Occupational Therapy Journal 60(4):241 (2013)
Evidence-based practice and research are beginning and endpoints on a research continuum. Progression along the continuum builds research capacity. Occupational Therapy has a low evidence base, thus, clinicians are not implementing evidence-based practice or publishing research. Barriers to impl...
Randomized clinical trial of the effect of supplemental opioids in procedural sedation with propofol on serum catecholamines.
Academic Emergency Medicine 20(4):330 (2013)
The objective was to assess the effect on stress biomarkers of supplemental opioid to a standard propofol dosing protocol for emergency department (ED) procedural sedation (PS). The hypothesis was that there is no difference in the change in serum catecholamines between PS using propofol with or...
Videos in clinical medicine. Ultrasound-guided peripheral i.v. placement.
New England Journal of Medicine 366(25):e38 (2012)
How countries cope with competing demands and expectations: perspectives of different stakeholders on priority setting and resource allocation for health in the era of HIV and AIDS.
BMC Public Health 12:1071 (2012)
Health systems have experienced unprecedented stress in recent years, and as yet no consensus has emerged as to how to deal with the multiple burden of disease in the context of HIV and AIDS and other competing health priorities. Priority setting is essential, yet this is a complex, multifaceted...
Alfentanil for procedural sedation in the emergency department.
Annals of Emergency Medicine 57(2):117 (2011)
We administer alfentanil sedation for minor procedures in the emergency department (ED), and our primary objective is to assess the incidence of airway and respiratory adverse events leading to an intervention. Our secondary goals are to assess for other adverse events, the depth and duration of...
Silenced voices: hearing the stories of parents bereaved through the suicide death of a young adult child.
Health and Social Care in the Community 18(3):241 (2010)
The current paper reports findings from a qualitative research project that aimed to explore parents' experiences following the suicide death of their young adult child. Twenty-two Australian parents told of the suicide death of their son or daughter during the data collection period (2003 to la...
Diagnosis and removal of urethral calculi using bedside ultrasound in the emergency department.
Academic Emergency Medicine 16(10):1031 (2009)
Prehospital ultrasound diagnosis of traumatic pericardial effusion.
Academic Emergency Medicine 16(4):364 (2009)
Are printed sexually transmissible infection materials for patients appropriate? A physician perspective.
Sexual Health 5(3):307 (2008)
The data from a postal survey of 409 general practitioners (GPs) practicing in New South Wales are analysed to explore GPs' concerns, if any, about available printed information materials on sexually transmissible infections (STI) for patients. Just over half (55%) of GPs considered the material...
Preventing sexually transmissible infections in Australian general practice.
International Journal of STD & AIDS 19(7):459 (2008)
The aims of the present study were to explore aspects of sexually transmissible infections (STI) prevention in general practice and to examine general practitioners' (GPs) perceived barriers to sexual-health promotion. The data from a postal survey of 409 GPs practising in New South Wales, Austr...
The effects of preparedness for suicide following the death of a young adult child.
Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior 37(2):127 (2007)
Suicide deaths are often viewed as sudden and unexpected. Research examining bereavement responses to suicide are generally set within this conceptual framework. Twenty-two parents were interviewed about their bereavement experience following the suicide death of a young adult son or daughter. D...
Sexual risk assessment in general practice: evidence from a New South Wales survey.
Sexual Health 4(1):1 (2007)
Physicians' inadequate involvement in sexual risk assessment has the potential to miss many asymptomatic cases. The present study was conducted to explore sexual risk assessment by physicians in clinical practice and to identify barriers in eliciting sexual histories from patients.
A stratified ...
Willingness to offer chlamydia testing in general practice in New South Wales.
Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Heal... 30(3):226 (2006)
To assess willingness of general practitioners (GPs) to offer chlamydia testing to patients, and to identify demographic and practice correlates associated with willingness to offer chlamydia testing.
A postal survey of practising GPs in New South Wales was undertaken in 2002 to assess managemen...
Remaking the masculine self and coping in the liminal world of the gay 'scene'.
Culture, Health and Sexuality 8(6):501 (2006)
This paper investigates social transitions, constructions of masculinity and coping among men in commercialized gay spaces, such as nightclubs and dance parties ('the gay scene'). The findings are derived from two qualitative studies involving individual samples of 24 and 12 younger (aged 19 to ...
Factors associated with bulk billing: experience from a general practitioners' survey in New South Wales.
Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Heal... 28(2):135 (2004)
To assess whether some demographic and practice characteristics of general practitioners (GPs) are associated with the use of bulk billing.
A cross-sectional postal survey was conducted in late 2002 with a 15% stratified random sample, based on sex and area of practice, of currently practising G...