${session.getAttribute("locale")} 5 "The bird was a valuable one": keeping Australian native animals, 1803-1939 Wed 31 Jan 2018 15:03:55 EST ]]> The right place at the right time: medical oncology outpatients’ perceptions of location of end of life care Wed 31 Jan 2018 14:27:20 EST ]]> The patient perspective on errors in cancer care: results of a cross-sectional survey Wed 31 Jan 2018 14:18:38 EST ]]> A call for innovative social media research in the field of augmentative and alternative communication Wed 29 Nov 2017 12:21:36 EST ]]> A longitudinal cohort study of Bachelor of Oral Health students from the University of Newcastle: investigating social demographics, career choice influences, employment opportunities and experiences, and job satisfaction Wed 22 Nov 2017 15:47:04 EST ]]> 3D liver segmentation from abdominal computed tomography scans based on a novel level set model Wed 22 Nov 2017 14:27:25 EST ]]> A data-driven model for constraint of present-day glacial isostatic adjustment in North America priori model of present-day glacial isostatic adjustment (GIA) in North America via least-squares adjustment. The result is an updated GIA model wherein the final predicted signal is informed by both observational data, and prior knowledge (or intuition) of GIA inferred from models. The data-driven method allows calculation of the uncertainties of predicted GIA fields, and thus offers a significant advantage over predictions from purely forward GIA models. In order to assess the influence each dataset has on the final GIA prediction, the vertical land motion and GRACE-measured gravity data are incorporated into the model first independently (i.e., one dataset only), then simultaneously. The relative weighting of the datasets and the prior input is iteratively determined by variance component estimation in order to achieve the most statistically appropriate fit to the data. The best-fit model is obtained when both datasets are inverted and gives respective RMS misfits to the GPS and GRACE data of 1.3 mm/yr and 0.8 mm/yr equivalent water layer change. Non-GIA signals (e.g., hydrology) are removed from the datasets prior to inversion. The post-fit residuals between the model predictions and the vertical motion and gravity datasets, however, suggest particular regions where significant non-GIA signals may still be present in the data, including unmodeled hydrological changes in the central Prairies west of Lake Winnipeg. Outside of these regions of misfit, the posterior uncertainty of the predicted model provides a measure of the formal uncertainty associated with the GIA process; results indicate that this quantity is sensitive to the uncertainty and spatial distribution of the input data as well as that of the prior model information. In the study area, the predicted uncertainty of the present-day GIA signal ranges from ~0.2-1.2 mm/yr for rates of vertical land motion, and from ~3-4 mm/yr of equivalent water layer change for gravity variations.]]> Wed 17 Jan 2018 10:21:45 EST ]]> A cross-sectional cluster analysis of the combined association of physical activity and sleep with sociodemographic and health characteristics in mid-aged and older adults Wed 13 Dec 2017 14:22:45 EST ]]> A predictive model of days from infection to discharge in patients with healthcare-associated urinary tract infections: a structural equation modelling approach 48 h and who acquired a HAUTI were included. Findings: From the 162,503 eligible patient admissions, 2821 (1.73%) acquired a HAUTI. SEM showed that the proposed model had acceptable fit indices for the combined sample (GFI = 1.00; AGFI = 1.00; NFI = 1.00; CFI = 1.00; RMSEA = 0.000). The main findings showed that age of patient had a direct association with days from admission to infection and with days from infection to discharge. Patient comorbidity had direct links to the variables days from admission to infection and days from infection to discharge. Multi-group analysis indicated that the age of male patients was more influential on the factor days from admission to infection when compared to female patients. Furthermore, the number of comorbidities was significantly more influential on days from admission to infection in male patients than in female patients. Conclusion: As the first published study to use SEM to explore a healthcare-associated infection and the predictors of days from infection to discharge in hospital, we can confirm that accounting for the timing of infection during hospitalization is important and that patient comorbidity influences the timing of infection.]]> Wed 13 Dec 2017 12:36:58 EST ]]> 'Sly grog' and 'homebrew': a qualitative examination of illicit alcohol and some of its impacts on Indigenous communities with alcohol restrictions in regional and remote Queensland (Australia) Wed 08 Nov 2017 12:24:45 EST ]]> Smartphone app-based/portable sensor for the detection of fluoro-surfactant PFOA Wed 08 Nov 2017 12:17:47 EST ]]> A new feature selection approach based on proximity graphs and evolutionary computation Wed 01 Nov 2017 17:11:51 EST ]]> A prospective investigation of changes in the sensorimotor system following sports concussion. An exploratory study Wed 01 Nov 2017 15:40:42 EST ]]> A review of false data injection attacks against modern power systems Wed 01 Nov 2017 13:27:41 EST ]]> A combined plan graph and massing grammar approach to Frank Lloyd Wright's prairie architecture Tue 30 Jan 2018 10:14:57 EST ]]> A comparative study of historical droughts over Texas, USA and Murray-Darling Basin, Australia: factors influencing initialization and cessation Tue 28 Nov 2017 14:42:31 EST ]]> A proportional integral estimator-based clock synchronization protocol for wireless sensor networks Tue 28 Nov 2017 13:13:49 EST ]]> A potential role for N-acetylcysteine in the management of methamphetamine dependence (commentary) Tue 28 Mar 2017 10:12:46 EST ]]> Effectiveness of brief nutrition interventions on dietary behaviours in adults: a systematic review Tue 24 Oct 2017 17:13:57 EST ]]> A new method for ultra-fast concentration of hydrophobic particles Tue 23 Jan 2018 15:08:22 EST ]]> Dynamics of HF radar backscatter in the middle and high latitude ionospheres Tue 20 Feb 2018 11:41:59 EST ]]> A review and database of snake venom proteomes Tue 17 Oct 2017 17:14:19 EST ]]> 3-Bromopyruvate enhances TRAIL-induced apoptosis in human nasopharyngeal carcinoma cells through CHOP-dependent upregulation of TRAIL-R2 Tue 16 Jan 2018 11:47:51 EST ]]> A proposed universal model of problem solving for design, science and cognate fields Tue 16 Jan 2018 10:09:39 EST ]]> A gut reaction: the combined influence of exercise and diet on gastrointestinal microbiota in rats Tue 14 Nov 2017 11:09:08 EST ]]> 'A brutal blow against the democratic normality': unlearning the epistemology of the political Blindness and Seeing. Both novels tackle directly a central, if not the central, signature metaphor of Western political thought, namely that of ‘seeing the light’. This metaphor takes many forms and recurs throughout the tradition of Western political philosophy as a source, legitimiser, and validator of knowing, and perhaps even a guarantor of knowledge. In particular, this metaphor has served to make knowable whatever it is that is signified by ‘the political’. By extension, it also means that whatever might be outside of this epistemological frame is rendered unknowable, if not unthinkable. Both of Saramago’s novels provide a fruitful means to recalibrate how we might know ‘the political’. The novels call into question the epistemic signatures that frame our commonly accepted understandings of ‘the political’ and in so doing provoke us further to question how we might move towards unlearning the epistemology of the political.]]> Tue 12 Dec 2017 09:12:55 EST ]]> A next generation spatially distributed model for soil profile dynamics and pedogenesis Tue 09 May 2017 11:30:01 EST ]]> Co-occurring depression and alcohol misuse is under-identified in general practice: a cross-sectional study Tue 09 Jan 2018 12:53:17 EST ]]> A quantitative analysis of the quality and content of the health advice in popular Australian magazines Tue 09 Jan 2018 09:16:16 EST ]]> Stifled voices: hearing children’s objections in hague child abduction convention cases in Australia Tue 09 Jan 2018 09:01:06 EST ]]> "Get lucky!" sexual content in music lyrics, videos and social media and sexual cognitions and risk among emerging adults in the USA and Australia Tue 09 Jan 2018 08:55:19 EST ]]> A distributed algorithm for resource allocation over dynamic digraphs Tue 07 Nov 2017 14:56:40 EST ]]> A biomechanical comparison of 4-strand and 5-strand anterior cruciate ligament graft constructs Tue 06 Feb 2018 09:33:02 EST ]]> A cross sectional study investigating weight management motivations, methods and perceived healthy eating and physical activity influences in women up to five years following childbirth 2) aged 18–40 years who had given birth in the previous 5 years Measurements: women self-reported socio-demographic, weight status and pregnancy characteristics. Those who reported being unhappy at their current weight ranked their most to least important reasons for wanting to change their weight from a list of nine options. Weight control methods used in the previous two years were reported from a list of 12 options. Perceived healthy eating and physical activity factors influencing weight management were assessed across 20 items using a five-point Likert scale. Findings: the most prevalent motivators reported for weight change were to improve health (26.1%) and lift mood (20.3%). Three-quarters (75.7%) of women reported having used at least one weight loss method in the previous two years. Time constraints due to family commitments, enjoyment of physical activity and healthy eating, motivation and cost were factors most commonly reported to influence weight management. Body mass index, parity, education, household income and time since last birth were related to motivations for weight change, weight loss methods used and/or factors perceived to influence weight management. Implications for practice: weight management support provided by health professionals should consider women's expressed motivators and factors influencing weight management, along with differences in sociodemographic, pregnancy and weight status characteristics, in order to engage women at this life-stage and facilitate adoption of healthy lifestyle behaviours.]]> Tue 05 Dec 2017 16:13:44 EST ]]> A mediated model of the effects of human resource management policies and practices on the intention to promote women: an investigation of the theory of planned behaviour Tue 05 Dec 2017 10:44:50 EST ]]> 'They'll tell us when to evacuate': the experiences and expectations of disaster-related communication in vulnerable groups Tue 05 Dec 2017 10:44:40 EST ]]> A multidisciplinary model for treating complex trauma in early childhood Thu 25 Jan 2018 09:56:46 EST ]]> A note on an unconditional alternative to Cochran's Q Thu 23 Nov 2017 15:25:02 EST ]]> 1000 genomes-based meta-analysis identifies 10 novel loci for kidney function 50 loci at which common variants with minor allele frequency >5% are associated with kidney function. GWAS using more complete reference sets for imputation, such as those from The 1000 Genomes project, promise to identify novel loci that have been missed by previous efforts. To investigate the value of such a more complete variant catalog, we conducted a GWAS meta-analysis of kidney function based on the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) in 110,517 European ancestry participants using 1000 Genomes imputed data. We identified 10 novel loci with p-value < 5 × 10−8 previously missed by HapMap-based GWAS. Six of these loci (HOXD8, ARL15, PIK3R1, EYA4, ASTN2, and EPB41L3) are tagged by common SNPs unique to the 1000 Genomes reference panel. Using pathway analysis, we identified 39 significant (FDR < 0.05) genes and 127 significantly (FDR < 0.05) enriched gene sets, which were missed by our previous analyses. Among those, the 10 identified novel genes are part of pathways of kidney development, carbohydrate metabolism, cardiac septum development and glucose metabolism. These results highlight the utility of re-imputing from denser reference panels, until whole-genome sequencing becomes feasible in large samples.]]> Thu 23 Nov 2017 14:43:20 EST ]]> A magnetically recoverable Fe₃O₄-NH₂-Pd sorbent for capture of mercury from coal derived fuel gas Thu 23 Nov 2017 12:37:25 EST ]]> A multicomponent school-based intervention in disadvantaged secondary schools to reduce the decline in physical activity associated with adolescence: the Physical Activity 4 Everyone randomized controlled trial Thu 17 Aug 2017 10:42:16 EST ]]> A continuous, dynamic and steady state segregation-dispersion model of the reflux classifier Thu 14 Dec 2017 15:13:56 EST ]]> A novel ex-situ calcium looping process for removal and conversion of tars formed during biomass gasification Thu 14 Dec 2017 14:38:53 EST ]]> "She doesn't choose to do well": an examination of the discursive constitution of academic underachievement Thu 14 Dec 2017 13:35:57 EST ]]> [in]visible art: concpicuous making in an age of nanotextiles Thu 10 Aug 2017 12:25:16 EST ]]> A randomized controlled trial of fresh frozen plasma for coagulopathy in Russell's viper (Daboia russelii) envenoming Daboia russelii) envenoming is a major health issue in South Asia and causes venom-induced consumption coagulopathy (VICC). Objectives: To investigate the effects of fresh frozen plasma (FFP) and two antivenom doses in correcting VICC. Methods: We undertook an open-label randomized controlled trial in patients with VICC attwo Sri Lankan hospitals. Patients with suspected Russell’s viper bites and coagulopathy were randomly allocated (1 : 1) to high-dose antivenom (20 vials) or low-dose antivenom (10 vials) plus 4 U of FFP. The primary outcome was the proportion of patients with an International Normalized Ratio (INR) of < 2 at 6 h after antivenom administration. Secondary outcomes included anaphylaxis, major hemorrhage, death, and clotting factor recovery. Results: From 214 eligible patients, 141 were randomized: 71 to high-dose antivenom, and 70 to low-dose antivenom/FFP; five had no post-antivenom blood tests. The groups were similar except for a delay of 1 h in antivenom administration for FFP patients. Six hours after antivenom administration, 23 of 69 (33%) patients allocated to high-dose antivenom had an INR of < 2, as compared with 28 of 67 (42%) allocated to low-dose antivenom/FFP (absolute difference 8%; 95% confidence interval - 8% to 25%). Fifteen patients allocated to FFP did not receive it. Severe anaphylaxis occurred equally frequently in each group. One patient given FFP developed transfusion-related acute lung injury. Three deaths occurred in low-dose antivenom/FFP patients, including one intracranial hemorrhage. There was no difference in recovery rates of INR or fibrinogen, but there was more rapid initial recovery of factor V and FX in FFP patients. Conclusion: FFP after antivenom administration in patients with Russell’s viper bites did not hasten recovery of coagulopathy. Low-dose antivenom/FFP did not worsen VICC, suggesting that low-dose antivenom is sufficient.]]> Thu 09 Nov 2017 15:39:11 EST ]]> Women in punk creating queer identity spaces: strategies of resistance revisited Thu 08 Feb 2018 10:19:24 EST ]]> Climate change threats and adaptation responses in small island developing states: a comparative analysis of Antigua & Barbuda and Vanuatu Thu 08 Feb 2018 09:58:19 EST ]]> Developing effective habitat restoration strategies for the green and golden bell frog (Litoria aurea) through adaptive management Thu 08 Feb 2018 09:58:15 EST ]]> Mechanistic aspects of molecular imprinting by precipitation polymerisation Thu 08 Feb 2018 09:44:31 EST ]]> The role of calretinin positive interneurons in spinal sensory coding Thu 08 Feb 2018 09:44:17 EST ]]> Zero forcing and power domination in graphs Thu 08 Feb 2018 09:44:16 EST ]]> Effect of 1-MCP and modified atmosphere on the storage life of tomato, pak choy, and choy sum held at an ambient tropical temperature Thu 08 Feb 2018 09:30:26 EST ]]> Thinking outside borders: exploring how the history classroom can be a space to foster ideas of critical, post-national citizenship Thu 08 Feb 2018 09:30:24 EST ]]> Grounding globalities in the cosmopolitan practices of youth Thu 08 Feb 2018 09:28:48 EST ]]> Design and analysis of stepped wedge cluster randomised trials Thu 08 Feb 2018 09:23:20 EST ]]> The lived experience of parenting a premature infant in a rural area Thu 08 Feb 2018 09:16:20 EST ]]> Systems and reliability modelling for probabilistic risk assessment of improvised explosive device attacks Thu 08 Feb 2018 09:09:17 EST ]]> Embodying hope: intercultural encounters in the (b)orderdands of volunteer tourism Thu 08 Feb 2018 09:09:16 EST ]]> Effect of pre and postnatal neurosteroid therapy on neurodevelopment and behaviour Thu 08 Feb 2018 08:55:23 EST ]]> A note on badly approximabe sets in projective space Thu 07 Dec 2017 14:11:35 EST ]]> A particle filter for efficient recursive BATEA analysis of hydrological models Thu 06 Apr 2017 09:09:49 EST ]]> A qualitative study examining the preparedness of dental hygiene students for a service-learning placement in residential aged care Thu 04 Jan 2018 16:20:21 EST ]]> A mobile text message intervention to reduce repeat suicidal episodes: design and development of Reconnecting after a Suicide Attempt (RAFT) Thu 04 Jan 2018 15:38:21 EST ]]> The expansion of developmental social work in Southern and East Africa: opportunities and challenges for social work field programmes Thu 04 Jan 2018 12:22:21 EST ]]> An evaluation of discharge documentation for people with dementia discharged home from hospital – A cross-sectional pilot study Thu 04 Jan 2018 10:44:18 EST ]]> Evaluation of discharge documentation after hospitalization for stroke patients discharged home in Australia: a cross-sectional, pilot study Thu 04 Jan 2018 10:30:21 EST ]]> A novel role for the TRAIL signalling pathway in the pathogenesis of Eosinophilic Oesophagitis Thu 02 Nov 2017 16:10:48 EST ]]> "Unbearable knowledge": managing cultural trauma at the royal commission Thu 02 Nov 2017 10:48:41 EST ]]> A potential sex dimorphism in the relationship between bitter taste and alcohol consumption Mon 30 Oct 2017 10:35:40 EST ]]> A comparative study of chlorides and longer-term reinforcement corrosion Mon 30 Oct 2017 10:00:40 EST ]]> A comparative study of Maxwell viscoelasticity at large strains and rotations 0.1 and shear strains >0.5. In this parameter range, the Maxwell–Jaumann model dissipates elastic energy erroneously and thus should not be used. The small-strain model ignores finite transformations, frame indifference and self-consistency. As a result, it overestimates shear stresses compared to the new model and entails significant errors in the energy budget. Our large-strain model provides an energetically consistent approach to simulating non-coaxial viscoelastic deformation at large strains and rotations.]]> Mon 27 Nov 2017 11:59:33 EST ]]> A novel heterostructure of BiOI nanosheets anchored onto MWCNTs with excellent visible-light photocatalytic activity Mon 25 Sep 2017 18:28:10 EST ]]> 8-year trends in physical activity, nutrition, TV viewing time, smoking, alcohol and BMI: a comparison of younger and older Queensland adults Mon 25 Sep 2017 18:28:07 EST ]]> A novel slag carbon arrestor process for energy recovery in steelmaking industry 2 and CO, attributed to the tar cracking abilities of slag.]]> Mon 25 Sep 2017 11:07:05 EST ]]> A multi-state, multi-site, multi-sector healthcare improvement model: implementing evidence for practice Mon 19 Feb 2018 15:51:50 EST ]]> A review of demodulation techniques for amplitude-modulation atomic force microscopy Mon 16 Oct 2017 08:47:53 EST ]]> A comprehensive model with fast solver for optimal energy scheduling in RTP environment Mon 13 Nov 2017 16:08:09 EST ]]> A relational understanding of work-life balance of Muslim migrant women in the west: future research agenda Mon 13 Nov 2017 12:38:12 EST ]]> The qua-problem and meaning scepticism Mon 13 Nov 2017 11:36:11 EST ]]> A hydrological model for interprovincial water resource planning and management: a case study in the Long Xuyen Quadrangle, Mekong Delta, Vietnam Mon 12 Feb 2018 14:01:09 EST ]]> A low energy pathway to CuCl₂: a theoretical investigation 2. In this paper, we show, using density functional theory calculations, that the presence of adsorbed water on a ClCu(1 0 0) modified surface leads to a low energy pathway to a direct CuCl2 formation.]]> Mon 12 Feb 2018 14:00:39 EST ]]> A quadrilateral 'mini' finite element for the stokes problem using a single bubble function Mon 06 Nov 2017 10:56:43 EST ]]> A minimal control multiagent for collision avoidance and velocity alignment Fri 24 Nov 2017 11:36:24 EST ]]> A boom of self-publishing and its legal challenges Fri 24 Nov 2017 09:16:21 EST ]]> A rite of passage? Exploring youth transformation and global citizenry in the study abroad experience rite of passage, is often also touted as a transformative experience which facilitates cross-cultural understanding, fosters an embrace of diversity and promotes global awareness. This process is aligned with youth development and has a rich history in the tourism literature. The importance of transformational travel, however, has now spread to programmes across the higher education landscape, with the recognition that travel has the potential to nurture a global citizenry. Additionally, for many young people, the motivation for studying abroad is to assist in the transition to adulthood. In this way, educational travel is similar to an ‘overseas experience’ or a ‘gap year’. It is often taken at an important time of transition in emerging adulthood, for example, from school to work. We argue that this period of identity formation for youth can be likened to a rite of passage much like the Grand Tour of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries was for young European men and women. Our paper examines the role of the study abroad experience in promoting youth transformation and global citizenry.]]> Fri 20 Oct 2017 15:27:54 EST ]]> Real time endoscope capsule localization using the electromagnetic field method Fri 09 Feb 2018 12:13:05 EST ]]> Condition monitoring of induction motors based on measurement and analysis of air gap flux spatial harmonics Fri 09 Feb 2018 09:39:47 EST ]]> The representations of life outside Vietnam in first-year technical university textbooks in Hanoi and their influence on students’ intercultural communicative competence in English learning Fri 09 Feb 2018 09:39:33 EST ]]> Meeting the needs of children with medical complexity and their families: an investigation into health care service delivery for children with 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome (22q11DS) and their families Fri 09 Feb 2018 09:32:13 EST ]]> Television news discourse: a multimodal critical discourse analysis of how coverage of the 2013 Australian Federal Election shaped narratives about asylum seekers Fri 09 Feb 2018 09:25:23 EST ]]> When power networks collide: an actor-network theory analysis of state-led community consultation for the siting of a high voltage electricity powerline Fri 09 Feb 2018 09:20:44 EST ]]> When the grass roots died: finding and understanding an Australian coal mining community in the 1980s Fri 09 Feb 2018 09:18:59 EST ]]> A review of the effects of chronic arsenic exposure on adverse pregnancy outcomes 50 ppb) and spontaneous abortion, stillbirth and low birth weight. Limitations of certain studies include study design, small sample size, recall constraints and exposure assessment. There needs to be further research investigating the dose metered impact of arsenic exposure on pregnancy outcomes. Further research on impact of low–moderate arsenic concentration exposure on pregnancy outcomes will allow for appropriate public health policy recommendations.]]> Fri 06 Oct 2017 17:26:27 EST ]]> "You don't know until you get there": The positive and negative "lived" experience of parenting an adult child with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome Fri 04 Aug 2017 16:18:51 EST ]]> A Bayesian analysis of a regime switching volatility model Fri 04 Aug 2017 16:18:23 EST ]]> A cross-sectional analysis of pharmaceutical industry-funded events for health professionals in Australia Fri 03 Nov 2017 15:09:41 EST ]]> A fractured journey of growth: making meaning of a ‘Broken’ childhood and parental mental ill-health Fri 03 Nov 2017 14:20:41 EST ]]> A joint model for vitamin K-dependent clotting factors and anticoagulation proteins Emax model linked to a turnover model for coagulation proteins. In the joint model, an unexpected pharmacodynamic lag was identified and the estimated degradation half-life of VK-dependent coagulation proteins were in agreement with previously published values. The model provided an adequate fit to the observed data. Conclusion: The joint model represents the first work to quantify the influence of warfarin on all six VK-dependent coagulation proteins simultaneously. Future work will expand the model to predict the influence of exogenously administered VK on the time course of clotting factor concentrations after warfarin overdose and during perioperative warfarin reversal procedures.]]> Fri 02 Feb 2018 14:39:56 EST ]]> A CFD study of the flow characteristics in a packed flotation column: implications for flotation recovery improvement Fri 01 Dec 2017 11:04:35 EST ]]>