Medicine, Dentistry & Health Sciences Collected Works - Theses
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New insights into the mechanisms of atrial arrhythmias using novel three dimensional mapping techniques
Advances in our understanding of the pathophysiology of atrial fibrillation (AF) and atrial macro-reentry through improvements in technology has led to the development of treatment approaches involving catheter ablation. ...
HIV in Victoria's African communities: reducing risks and improving care
The acquired immunodeficiency syndrome caused by the human immunodeficiency virus is an important issue for Australia’s African communities. As in other industrialised countries, African immigrants are over-represented in ...
HIV and prions: two distinct infections targeting host cholesterol metabolism
It is well established that pathogens target host cholesterol metabolism in order to survive and replicate. The perturbation of host cellular cholesterol metabolism caused by pathogens can lead to metabolic complications, ...
The impact of obesity on maternal and perinatal outcomes in a rural obstetric cohort
Background: Research has consistently shown that obesity negatively impacts on pregnancy, birth and the newborn but the extent of the problem in rural women has been largely unstudied. Objectives: The principal aims ...
Reducing nosocomial infection and improving rational antibiotic use in children in Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Background: Nosocomial infections cause significant morbidity and mortality in developed and developing countries. Prevention of nosocomial infection is central to providing high quality, safe healthcare. Transmission of ...
Trends in birthweight and infant weights: relationships between early undernutrition, skin lesions, streptococcal infections and renal disease in an Aboriginal community
Undernutrition in prevalent in Aboriginal communities, in utero, infancy and childhood. It influences childhood morbidity and mortality and growth patterns. Undernutrition and poor socio-economic status also contribute to ...
Biophysical studies of fetal lambs in utero
The monitoring of fetal lambs in-vivo, has been previously carried out by using hard-wires. This work presents an alternative method for monitoring, by use of radiofrequency biotelemetry, with which there are no hard wires. ...
Primary health care approach to trachoma control in Aboriginal communities in Central Australia
This study concerned a primary health care approach to trachoma control in two Central Australian Aboriginal communities. The World Health Organization (WHO) has advocated that the best method to control trachoma is the ...
Dissecting the role of Lyn kinase in the immune response to virus
Influenza A virus is a major human pathogen that is caused by RNA viruses of the Orthomyxoviridae family. It causes respiratory tract infections with a range of clinical outcomes and are a considerable threat to human ...
Blood pressure in ambulatory monitoring after transient ischaemic attack (BAT24 study)
Background: Circadian blood pressure (BP) variation patterns have been defined by day and night BP changes measured by 24-hour ambulatory BP monitoring. Abnormal circadian BP patterns include non-dipper, reverse dipper, ...