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The medical and research staff within Hunter New England Health make a valuable contribution to national and international advances in health and medicine. Some of their recent publications can be found here.

LOCAL RESEARCH

Centre for Brain & Mental Health
Yael Bar-Zeev, Ling Li Lim, Billie Bonevski, Maree Gruppetta and Gillian Gould (2018) Nicotine replacement therapy for smoking cessation in pregnancy. MJA, 208(1), Available via CIAP

Departments of General Medicine & Traumatology - JHH and HNE Population Health
Sam McCrabb, Amanda Baker, John Attia, Zsolt Balogh, Natalie Lott, Kerrin Palazzi, Justine Naylor, Ian Harris, Christopher Doran, Johnson George, Luke Wolfenden, Eliza Skelton & Billie Bonevski (2017) Hospital smoke-free policy: compliance, enforcement, and practices. a staff survey in two large public hospitals in Australia. International journal of environmental research and public health, 14(11), 1358

Department of Radiology Oncology
Mary-Claire Hanlon, Joanna (Jane) Ludbrook, Karen Jovanovic, Peter Greer & Jarad Martin (2017) Fostering a culture of research within a clinical radiation oncology department. Journal of medical imaging and radiation oncology, published online Oct 5th Available via CIAP

Department of Respiratory & Sleep Medicine JHH
Rebecca McLoughlin, Vanessa McDonald, Peter Gibson, Hayley Scott, Michael Hensley, Lesley MacDonald-Wicks & Lisa Wood (2017) The impact of a weight loss intervention on diet quality and eating behaviours in people with obesity and COPD. Nutrients, 9, 1147

Vanessa McDonald, Peter Gibson, Hayley Scott, Penelope Baines, Michael Hensley, Jeffrey Pretto & Lisa Wood (2016) Should we treat obesity in COPD? The effects of diet and resistance exercise training. Respirology, 21(5), 875–882

Vanessa McDonald, Lisa Wood, Anne Holland & Peter Gibson (2017) Obesity in COPD: to treat or not to treat? Expert review of respiratory medicine, 11(2), 81-83

HNE Population Health
Craig Dalton, Sandra Carlson, Michelle Butler, Daniel Cassano, Stephen Clarke, John Fejsa & David Durrheim (2017) Insights from Flutracking: thirteen tips to growing a web-based participatory surveillance system. JMIR public health and surveillance, 3(3): e48

Hunter Retrieval Service
Hollott, J. (2017) Ventilatory choices for intubated patients during helicopter stretcher winching. Emergency medicine Australasia, 29(6), 692-696

Neurology Department JHH
S. McKiernan & Christine Selmes(2017) Transcranial colour-coded duplex of the intracranial large arteries. Sonography, 4(4), 156-165
David Williams(2017) The clinical history. MJA, 207(11), 473-475
Pathology Departments JHH & RNC
Jason Agostino, John Ferguson, Keith Eastwood & Martyn Kirk (2017) The increasing importance of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections. MJA, 207(9), 388-393

COMMUNICATION SKILLS IN THE TRAINING OF PSYCHIATRISTS: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW OF CURRENT APPROACH
A range of communication skills training programmes have been developed targeting trainees in various medical specialties, predominantly in oncology but to a lesser extent in psychiatry. Effective communication is fundamental to the assessment and treatment of psychiatric conditions, but there has been less attention to this in clinical practice for psychiatrists in training. This review examines the outcomes of communication skills training interventions in psychiatric specialty training SOURCE: Philippa Ditton-Phare, Carmel Loughland, Robbert Duvivier & Brian Kelly (2017) Communication skills in the training of psychiatrists: a systematic review of current approaches. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 51(7), 675-692

JHH STUDY : CLOZAPINE & INCIDENCE OF MYOCARDITIS & SUDDEN DEATH: LONG TERM AUSTRALIAN EXPERIENCE
Clozapine is the cornerstone of therapy for refractory schizophrenia; however, the potential for cardiotoxicity is an important limitation in its use. In the current analysis we sought to evaluate the long term cardiac outcomes of clozapine therapy.

SOURCE: Arshad Khan, Asma Ashraf, David Baker, Mohammed Al-Omary, Lindsay Savage, Avedis Ekmejian, Rajinder Singh Harjit Singh, Stephen Brienesse, Tazeen Majeed, Tracy Gordon, Vincent Drinkwater & Nicholas Collins (2017) Clozapine and incidence of myocarditis and sudden death – long term Australian experience. International Journal of Cardiology, 238, 136-139 Available via ClinicalKey

RETROSPECTIVE REVIEW OF CONSECUTIVE CASES OF PAEDIATRIC COMPLEX PAIN
A retrospective review of the medical records of all new patients referred to a paediatric pain specialist (January 2008–June 2013) prior to the establishment of a multidisciplinary service at John Hunter Children's Hospital. The aim was to identify the demographic and clinical characteristics of children, young people and their families (n=114, age=0-19 years), quantify anecdotal observations, determine service priorities and identify clinical improvement opportunities. The complexities encountered in this small cohort provide an indication of the time investment needed to understand and manage complex paediatric pain, especially in the contexts of complex families, time-poor general practitioners and under-resourced communities

SOURCE:Elizabeth Kepreotes & Susan Lord (2017).Retrospective review of consecutive cases of paediatric complex pain in a New South Wales tertiary children's hospital. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, Feb 2017.
Available via CIAP

LOCAL RESEARCH

IMPROVING HOSPITAL-BASED END OF LIFE CARE PROCESSES AND OUTCOMES: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW OF RESEARCH OUTPUT, QUALITY AND EFFECTIVENESS
Trends in the incidence of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) provide important information for health care providers and can allow for accurate planning of future health needs and targeted interventions in areas with an excess burden of cardiovascular disease

SOURCE: Amy Waller, Natalie Dodd, Martin Tattersall, Balakrishnan Nair and Rob Sanson-Fisher (2017) Improving hospital-based end of life care processes and outcomes: a systematic review of research output, quality and effectiveness. BMC Palliative Care, 16:34

DISPARITIES IN THE INCIDENCE OF
ACUTE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION:
Trends in the incidence of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) provide important information for health care providers and can allow for accurate planning of future health needs and targeted interventions in areas with an excess burden of cardiovascular disease

SOURCE: Allan Davies, Crystal Naudin, Mohammed Al Omari, Arshad Khan, Chris Oldmeadow, Mark Jones, Bruce Bastian, Rohan Bhagwandeen, Peter Fletcher, James Leitch & Andrew Boyle (2017) Disparities in the incidence of acute myocardial infarction: Long term trends from the Hunter Region. Internal Medicine Journal, May, 2017.