Medicine (St Vincent's) - Research Publications
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Brain Remodelling following Endothelin-1 Induced Stroke in Conscious Rats
(PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE, 2014-05-01)
The extent of stroke damage in patients affects the range of subsequent pathophysiological responses that influence recovery. Here we investigate the effect of lesion size on development of new blood vessels as well as ...
Performance of formulas for estimating glomerular filtration rate in Indigenous Australians with and without Type 2 diabetes: the eGFR Study
Aims It has been proposed that the Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration formula estimates glomerular filtration rate more accurately than the Modification of Diet in Renal Disease formula. With the very high ...
Nutritional impacts of a fruit and vegetable subsidy programme for disadvantaged Australian Aboriginal children
(CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS, 2013-12-27)
Healthy food subsidy programmes have not been widely implemented in high-income countries apart from the USA and the UK. There is, however, interest being expressed in the potential of healthy food subsidies to complement ...
Dysregulation of innate immunity in hepatitis C virus genotype 1 IL28B-unfavorable genotype patients: Impaired viral kinetics and therapeutic response
Recent studies have shown that a single-nucleotide polymorphism upstream of the interleukin-28B (IL28B) gene plays a major role in predicting therapeutic response in hepatitis C virus (HCV)-infected patients treated with ...
Bacterial and fungal microbiota in relation to probiotic therapy (VSL#3) in pouchitis
Background: The intestinal microbiota plays a critical role in the pathophysiology of pouchitis, a major complication after ileal pouch anal anastomosis in patients with ulcerative colitis. Recently, controlled trials have ...
Limited role for surveillance PET-CT scanning in patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma in complete metabolic remission following primary therapy
(NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP, 2013-07-23)
BACKGROUND: The usefulness of positron emission tomography with computed tomography (PET-CT) in the surveillance of patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) in complete metabolic remission after primary therapy ...
Epilepsy, depression and antidepressant drugs
(CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE, 2001-05-01)
Apart from constituting an important management problem, depression coexisting with epilepsy is also an interesting psychiatric phenomenon, with multiple interacting biological, psychological and social factors involved ...
Prostate screening uptake in Australian BRCA1 and BRCA2 carriers
(BIOMED CENTRAL LTD, 2007-09-15)
Men who carry mutations in BRCA1 or BRCA2 are at increased risk for prostate cancer. However the efficacy of prostate screening in this setting is uncertain and limited data exists on the uptake of prostate screening by ...
Spatiotemporal multi-resolution approximation of the Amari type neural field model
(ACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE, 2013-02-01)
Neural fields are spatially continuous state variables described by integro-differential equations, which are well suited to describe the spatiotemporal evolution of cortical activations on multiple scales. Here we develop ...