${session.getAttribute("locale")} 5 A unified mechanical and retention model for saturated and unsaturated soil behaviour Wed 23 Aug 2017 16:04:50 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 ]]> An interpretation of key stakeholders' experiences using educational online technologies in blended tertiary environments: a phenomenological study Wed 22 Nov 2017 15:23:26 EST ]]> A robust and efficient optimization algorithm for hydrological models Wed 22 Nov 2017 15:16:12 EST ]]> A study of brand experiences on Hong Kong customers’ repurchase intention and word-of-mouth referrals for online group buying Wed 22 Nov 2017 14:48:59 EST ]]> Advanced doubly fed induction generator variable speed wind turbine and wind farm control method for grid connection Wed 22 Nov 2017 14:27:54 EST ]]> 3D liver segmentation from abdominal computed tomography scans based on a novel level set model Wed 22 Nov 2017 14:27:25 EST ]]> Age-related decline in task switching is linked to both global and tract-specific changes in white matter microstructure Wed 22 Nov 2017 11:48:14 EST ]]> Antivenom for neuromuscular paralysis resulting from snake envenoming Bungarus spp.) and taipans (Oxyuranus spp.) suggest that antivenom does not reverse established neurotoxicity, but early administration may be associated with decreased severity or prevent neurotoxicity. Small studies of snakes with mainly post-synaptic neurotoxins, including some cobra species (Naja spp.), provide preliminary evidence that neurotoxicity may be reversed with antivenom, but placebo controlled studies with objective outcome measures are required to confirm this.]]> Wed 15 Nov 2017 14:41:11 EST ]]> Ambulatory robots driven by piezoelectric bimorph benders: design, drive and control methods Wed 15 Nov 2017 08:23:14 EST ]]> An Integrated Recovery-oriented Model (IRM) for mental health services: evolution and challenges Wed 11 Oct 2017 17:01:58 EST ]]> Alcohol management plans in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Indigenous) Australian communities in Queensland: community residents have experienced favourable impacts but also suffered unfavourable ones Wed 08 Nov 2017 17:43:12 EST ]]> A tale of two riffles: using multidimensional, multifractional, time-varying sediment transport to assess self-maintenance in pool-riffle sequences Wed 08 Nov 2017 17:01:15 EST ]]> Addressing tobacco in Australian alcohol and other drug treatment settings: a cross-sectional survey of staff attitudes and perceived barriers Wed 08 Nov 2017 15:44:23 EST ]]> AExaCTT - Aerobic Exercise and Consecutive Task-specific Training for the upper limb after stroke: protocol for a randomised controlled pilot study max) immediately prior to the 1 hour of task-specific training with the therapist. Recruitment, adherence, retention, participant acceptability, and adverse events will be recorded. Clinical outcome measures will be performed pre-randomisation at baseline, at completion of the training program, and at 1 and 6 months follow-up. Primary clinical outcome measures will be the Action Research Arm Test (ARAT) and the Wolf Motor Function Test (WMFT). If aerobic exercise prior to task-specific training is acceptable, and a future phase 3 randomised controlled trial seems feasible, it should be pursued to determine the efficacy of this combined intervention for people after stroke.]]> Wed 08 Nov 2017 14:48:11 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 study of consumers’ upgrade intention of high-technology products Wed 04 Oct 2017 10:31:44 EST ]]> An empirical analysis of the investment and profitability effects Wed 02 Aug 2017 15:29:11 EST ]]> A new feature selection approach based on proximity graphs and evolutionary computation Wed 01 Nov 2017 17:11:51 EST ]]> Aeroelastic measurements, simulations, and fatigue predictions for small wind turbines operating in highly turbulent flow Wed 01 Nov 2017 17:11:42 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 ]]> An order driven bias in mismatch negativity amplitude data revealed through the multi-timescale sequence Wed 01 Nov 2017 12:03:48 EST ]]> Appendix to 'Dynamics of the Douglas-Rachford method for ellipses and p-spheres' Wed 01 Mar 2017 12:40:45 EST ]]> ARR, hinc quo? Tue 31 Oct 2017 11:40:40 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 review and database of snake venom proteomes Tue 17 Oct 2017 17:14:19 EST ]]> An evaluation of the additional benefit of population screening for dementia beyond a passive case-finding approach 95% in both groups. GPs and their patients both found the GPCOG to be an acceptable cognitive assessment tool. The dementia cases missed via case-finding were younger (p = 0.024) and less cognitively impaired (p = 0.020) than those detected. Conclusion: There is a very limited benefit of screening for dementia, as most people with dementia could be detected using a case-finding approach, and considerable potential for social and economic harm because of the low PPV associated with screening.]]> Tue 14 Nov 2017 14:39:09 EST ]]> Acute cigarette smoke exposure activates apoptotic and inflammatory programs but a second stimulus is required to induce epithelial to mesenchymal transition in COPD epithelium Tue 14 Nov 2017 14:04:10 EST ]]> Abnormal M1/M2 macrophage phenotype profiles in the small airway wall and lumen in smokers and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) Tue 14 Nov 2017 12:12:10 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 next generation spatially distributed model for soil profile dynamics and pedogenesis Tue 09 May 2017 11:30:01 EST ]]> Alcohol use in pregnancy: mixed methods applied to the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health Tue 08 Aug 2017 16:26:02 EST ]]> Application of stochastic limit analysis to geotechnical stability problems Tue 08 Aug 2017 16:10:25 EST ]]> A distributed algorithm for resource allocation over dynamic digraphs Tue 07 Nov 2017 14:56:40 EST ]]> An analysis of signal processing algorithm performance for cortical intrinsic optical signal imaging and strategies for algorithm selection Thu 26 Oct 2017 15:33:36 EST ]]> A note on an unconditional alternative to Cochran's Q Thu 21 Sep 2017 10:05:28 EST ]]> A school-based rope skipping program for adolescents: results of a randomized trial N = 731 students; M = 14.38 years; all from Secondary 2) from 12 Hong Kong schools during September to December 2013. The primary outcome was percentage of lesson time spent in MVPA. Secondary outcomes included students' vigorous activity, counts per minute, perceived autonomy support and motivation for physical education. Accelerometer-based activity measures were taken from a sub-sample of 168 students during lessons 1 to 3 (baseline) and lessons 5 to 7 (treatment phase). Participants self-reported motivation variables at lessons 4 and 8. Teachers allocated to the experimental group included an intervention during treatment phase; those in the control group continued usual practices. The intervention involved a 15-minute rope skipping activity where students completed intervals of skipping with rests in between. Using multilevel modeling, we examined the intervention effects on measured outcomes, and whether effects differed for boys and girls. Overall intervention effects were not found. However, girls in the intervention group spent more time in MVPA (β = 0.25) and had higher counts per minute (β = 0.32) than control group counterparts at treatment phase. Perceived autonomy support and motivation variables were similar across groups. The intervention increased activity levels of girls, but not boys. Implementation of the intervention may reduce differences between boys' and girls' physical education activity levels.]]> Thu 19 Oct 2017 14:15:53 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 ]]> Against the wall: ideology and form in Mies van der Rohe's monument to Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht Thu 16 Nov 2017 15:53:08 EST ]]> An embedded randomised controlled trial of a Teaser Campaign to optimise recruitment in primary care Thu 16 Nov 2017 14:05:09 EST ]]> Application of calcium looping for heat generation and CO₂ enrichment in greenhouses Thu 16 Nov 2017 12:58:09 EST ]]> Analysis of alcohol industry submissions against marketing regulation Thu 16 Mar 2017 14:09:40 EST ]]> [in]visible art: concpicuous making in an age of nanotextiles Thu 10 Aug 2017 12:25:16 EST ]]> Alterations in erythrocyte fatty acid composition in preclinical Alzheimer's disease 18F-Florbetaben, was employed to categorise participants as low NAL (standard uptake value ratio; SUVR < 1.35, N = 65) and high NAL or preclinical AD (SUVR ≥ 1.35, N = 35) wherein, linear models were employed to compare FA compositions between the two groups. Increased arachidonic acid (AA, p < 0.05) and decreased docosapentaenoic acid (DPA, p < 0.05) were observed in high NAL. To differentiate low from high NAL, the area under the curve (AUC) generated from a ‘base model’ comprising age, gender, APOEε4 and education (AUC = 0.794) was outperformed by base model + AA:DPA (AUC = 0.836). Our findings suggest that specific alterations in erythrocyte FA composition occur very early in the disease pathogenic trajectory, prior to cognitive impairment. As erythrocyte FA levels are reflective of tissue FA, these alterations may provide insight into the pathogenic mechanism(s) of the disease and may highlight potential early diagnostic markers and therapeutic targets.]]> Thu 09 Nov 2017 15:39:14 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 ]]> A survey of face-antimagic evaluations of graphs Thu 09 Nov 2017 13:13:29 EST ]]> A role for autoantibodies in atherogenesis Thu 09 Nov 2017 09:56:11 EST ]]> Adult frogs and tadpoles have different macroevolutionary patterns across the Australian continent Thu 09 Nov 2017 09:07:09 EST ]]> Aqueous mineral carbonation via decarbonation Thu 06 Apr 2017 09:13:24 EST ]]> A particle filter for efficient recursive BATEA analysis of hydrological models Thu 06 Apr 2017 09:09:49 EST ]]> A quantitative analysis of the quality and content of the health advice in popular Australian magazines Thu 05 Oct 2017 11:31:41 EST ]]> A novel role for the TRAIL signalling pathway in the pathogenesis of Eosinophilic Oesophagitis Thu 02 Nov 2017 16:10:48 EST ]]> Acute flaccid paralysis incidence and Zika virus surveillance, Pacific Islands Thu 02 Nov 2017 13:53:52 EST ]]> Absent filling of ipsilateral superficial middle cerebral vein is associated with poor outcome after reperfusion therapy 2; odds ratio, 2.710; P=0.040). No difference was found in reperfusion rate after treatment between patients with and without SMCV-(P > 0.05). In patients achieving major reperfusion (=80%), there was no difference in 24-hour infarct volume, or rate of poor outcome between patients with and without SMCV-(P > 0.05). However, in those without major reperfusion, patients with SMCV-had larger 24-hour infarct volume (P=0.011), higher rate of poor outcome (P=0.012), and death (P=0.032) compared with those with SMCV filling. SMCV-was significantly associated with brain edema at 24 hours (P=0.037), which, in turn, was associated with poor 3-month outcome (P=0.002). Conclusions: Lack of SMCV filling contributed to poor outcome after thrombolysis, especially when reperfusion was not achieved. The main deleterious effect of poor venous filling appears related to the development of brain edema.]]> Thu 02 Nov 2017 11:23:41 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 novel heterostructure of BiOI nanosheets anchored onto MWCNTs with excellent visible-light photocatalytic activity Mon 25 Sep 2017 18:28:10 EST ]]> A systematic review of technology-based dietary intake assessment validation studies that include carotenoid biomarkers 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 systematic review and meta-analysis of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity levels in secondary school physical education lessons Mon 25 Sep 2017 18:28:06 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 ]]> An end to Bedlam? the enduring subject of madness in social and cultural history Mon 20 Nov 2017 14:30:09 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 call for innovative social media research in the field of augmentative and alternative communication Mon 13 Nov 2017 12:52:08 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 ]]> A survey of clinicians working in brain injury rehabilitation: are social cognition impairments on the radar? Mon 13 Nov 2017 12:03:08 EST ]]> The qua-problem and meaning scepticism Mon 13 Nov 2017 11:36:11 EST ]]> A systematic review of potential long-term effects of sport-related concussion Mon 13 Nov 2017 10:39:11 EST ]]> Alcohol consumption in the Australian coal mining industry Mon 06 Nov 2017 17:28:39 EST ]]> A systematic review of patient-practitioner communication interventions involving treatment decisions Mon 06 Nov 2017 17:04:24 EST ]]> Alcohol and economic development: observations on the kingdom of Bhutan Mon 06 Nov 2017 16:18:10 EST ]]> A quadrilateral 'mini' finite element for the stokes problem using a single bubble function Mon 06 Nov 2017 10:56:43 EST ]]> An exploration of individual differences in human mating preferences and competitive tactics Mon 01 May 2017 17:26:10 EST ]]> Advancing methods and mathematical models of perceptual decision making Mon 01 May 2017 16:02:16 EST ]]> Addressing smoking among persons accessing acute psychiatric services: a need for proactive and universal inervention Mon 01 May 2017 13:49:14 EST ]]> Analysis of alcohol industry submissions against marketing regulation Fri 27 Oct 2017 15:37:31 EST ]]> Application of correspondence analysis to graphically investigate associations between foods and eating locations Fri 27 Oct 2017 13:46:51 EST ]]> An information theory account of late frontoparietal ERP positivities in cognitive control Fri 27 Oct 2017 11:59:52 EST ]]> An Australian view of the academic partner role in schools Fri 27 Oct 2017 10:28:00 EST ]]> A systematic narrative review of the effectiveness of behavioural smoking cessation interventions in selected disadvantaged groups (2010-2017) Fri 22 Sep 2017 15:30:35 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 ]]> An unsupervised multilingual approach for online social media topic identification Fri 20 Oct 2017 14:52:54 EST ]]> A ruin theoretic design approach for wireless cellular network sharing with facilities Fri 17 Nov 2017 11:15:12 EST ]]> Analysis of the utilization status of essential medicines in Beijing’s community health institutions Fri 10 Nov 2017 14:52:12 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 ]]> Anti-IL5 therapies for asthma Fri 06 Oct 2017 17:19:22 EST ]]> Access to clinical trials among oncology patients: results of a cross sectional survey Fri 06 Oct 2017 16:51:22 EST ]]> An ethnographic study to understand the concept of rural Thai elderly resilience: rural elderly and community nurses’ perspectives Fri 05 May 2017 16:53:44 EST ]]> Applying computer-mediated collaborative learning into English foreign language classrooms at a Vietnamese university Fri 05 May 2017 16:23:01 EST ]]> An examination of how environmental disturbances alter microglia morphology and function within the CNS Fri 05 May 2017 14:23:52 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 ]]> Adding intelligence to cars using the neural knowledge DNA Fri 03 Nov 2017 14:55:43 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 ]]>