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Whole-Genome Sequencing of SARS-CoV-2 from Quarantine Hotel Outbreak.

Lex E X Leong, Julien Soubrier, Mark Turra, Emma Denehy, Luke Walters, Karin Kassahn, Geoff Higgins, Tom Dodd, Robert Hall, Katina D'Onise, Nicola Spurrier, Ivan Bastian, Chuan K Lim,

Hotel quarantine for international travelers has been used to prevent coronavirus disease spread into Australia. A quarantine hotel-associated community outbreak was detected in South Australia. Real-time genomic sequencing enabled rapid confirmation tracking the outbreak to a recently returned traveler and linked 2 cases of infection in travelers at the same ... Read more >>

Emerg Infect Dis (Emerging infectious diseases)
[2021, 27(8):2219-2221]

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Holistic approach supporting mental wellbeing of people in enforced quarantine in South Australia during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Katina D'Onise, Sonali Meena, Kamalesh Venugopal, Marc Currie, Emily Kirkpatrick, Jenny Hurley, Rebecca Nolan, John Brayley, Bryan Atherton, Nicola Spurrier,

<h4>Objectives</h4>To report the experience of quarantine for international arrivals to South Australia requiring quarantine in a medi-hotel setting during the COVID-19 pandemic and to describe the range of evidence-based support services to mitigate the mental health impacts of quarantine.<h4>Methods</h4>A range of services targeted at physical and mental wellbeing were provided. ... Read more >>

Aust N Z J Public Health (Australian and New Zealand journal of public health)
[2021, :]

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Detectable Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in Human Breast Milk of a Mildly Symptomatic Patient With Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Patrick C K Tam, Kathleen M Ly, Max L Kernich, Nicola Spurrier, Diana Lawrence, David L Gordon, Emily C Tucker,

SARS-CoV-2 is a novel coronavirus and causative pathogen to the pandemic illness COVID-19. Although RNA has been detected in various clinical samples, no reports to date have documented SARS-CoV-2 in human milk. This case report describes an actively breastfeeding patient with COVID-19 infection with detectable viral RNA in human milk. ... Read more >>

Clin Infect Dis (Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America)
[2021, 72(1):128-130]

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Trends in soft drink and sugar-sweetened beverage consumption among South Australians, focusing on distribution of intake by subpopulation.

Emma Dawes, Katina D'Onise, Nicola Spurrier,

<h4>Objective</h4>This study focused on describing local trends in sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) consumption, including variations between subgroups, to inform equitable health policy to curb soft drink consumption.<h4>Methods</h4>Weighted data were obtained from the South Australian Monitoring and Surveillance System, a state-based population health survey that monitors trends in health risk factors and ... Read more >>

Aust N Z J Public Health (Australian and New Zealand journal of public health)
[2020, 44(5):410-418]

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Pharmacological interventions for the treatment of psychological distress in patients with asthma: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Liem Tran, Kelsey Sharrad, Zoe Kopsaftis, Helen M Stallman, Andrew Tai, Nicola Spurrier, Adrian Esterman, Kristin Carson-Chahhoud,

<b>Objective:</b> To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of pharmacological interventions for the treatment of psychological distress in people with asthma.<b>Data sources:</b> Electronic searches were performed in Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, PubMed/Medline, Embase, PsycInfo, Health Technology Assessment Database and Web of Science (inception to ... Read more >>

J Asthma (The Journal of asthma : official journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma)
[2021, 58(6):759-769]

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Relative contribution of overweight and obesity to rising public hospital in-patient expenditure in South Australia.

Allison Larg, John R Moss, Nicola Spurrier,

Objective Arguments to fund obesity prevention have often focused on the growing hospital costs of associated diseases. However, the relative contribution of overweight and obesity to public hospital expenditure growth is not well understood. This paper examines the effect of overweight and obesity on acute public hospital in-patient expenditure in ... Read more >>

Aust Health Rev (Australian health review : a publication of the Australian Hospital Association)
[2019, 43(2):148-156]

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Does screening for congenital cytomegalovirus at birth improve longer term hearing outcomes?

Cathie Hilditch, Bianca Liersch, Nicola Spurrier, Emily J Callander, Celia Cooper, Amy K Keir,

Currently, the diagnosis of congenital cytomegalovirus (cCMV) infection in most highly resourced countries is based on clinical suspicion alone. This means only a small proportion of cCMV infections are diagnosed. Identification, through either universal or targeted screening of asymptomatic newborns with cCMV, who would previously have gone undiagnosed, would allow ... Read more >>

Arch Dis Child (Archives of disease in childhood)
[2018, 103(10):988-992]

Cited: 3 times

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The effectiveness of a stage-based lifestyle modification intervention for obese children.

Nor Baizura Md Yusop, Zalilah Mohd Shariff, Ting Tzer Hwu, Ruzita Abd Talib, Nicola Spurrier,

<h4>Background</h4>Interventions that encompass behavioural modifications of dietary intake and physical activity are essential for the management of obesity in children. This study assessed the effectiveness of a stage-based lifestyle modification intervention for obese children.<h4>Methods</h4>A total of 50 obese children (7-11 years old) were randomized to the intervention group (IG, n = 25) or ... Read more >>

BMC Public Health (BMC public health)
[2018, 18(1):299]

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COLLABORATION AND CULTURAL SAFETY: SAFE SLEEP SPACE ALTERNATIVES WITH ABORIGINAL FAMILIES.

Julian Grant, Janiene Deverix, Casey Nottage, Nina Sivertsen, Nicola Spurrier, Alice Steeb, Deanna Stuart-Butler,

Despite a marked reduction in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander infant deaths from 1998 to 2012 (AIHW 2015) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander infants remain over-represented in sudden and unexpected infant death rates. ... Read more >>

Aust Nurs Midwifery J (Australian nursing & midwifery journal)
[2017, 24(9):40]

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Use of Standardization of Uveitis Nomenclature for Reporting Clinical Data at 10 Years.

Genevieve F Oliver, Roy M Stathis, Nicola J Spurrier, Justine R Smith,

Ophthalmology (Ophthalmology)
[2017, 124(7):1084-1085]

Cited: 2 times

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Behavioral Interventions for Infant Sleep Problems: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

Michael Gradisar, Kate Jackson, Nicola J Spurrier, Joyce Gibson, Justine Whitham, Anne Sved Williams, Robyn Dolby, David J Kennaway,

<h4>Objectives</h4>To evaluate the effects of behavioral interventions on the sleep/wakefulness of infants, parent and infant stress, and later child emotional/behavioral problems, and parent-child attachment.<h4>Methods</h4>A total of 43 infants (6-16 months, 63% girls) were randomized to receive either graduated extinction (n = 14), bedtime fading (n = 15), or sleep education ... Read more >>

Pediatrics (Pediatrics)
[2016, 137(6):]

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Minimal change in children's lifestyle behaviours and adiposity following a home-based obesity intervention: results from a pilot study.

Nicola J Spurrier, Lucinda Bell, Annabelle Wilson, Elizabeth Lowe, Rebecca Golley, Anthea A Magarey,

<h4>Background/methods</h4>Families of overweight and obese children require support to make sustainable lifestyle changes to improve their child's diet and activity behaviours and in turn weight status. The aim of this pre-post intervention pilot study was to evaluate the feasibility of an individualised home-based intervention for treatment seeking overweight/obese 4-12 year ... Read more >>

BMC Res Notes (BMC research notes)
[2016, 9:26]

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Visual evoked potential latencies of three-year-old children prenatally exposed to buprenorphine or methadone compared with non-opioid exposed children: The results of a longitudinal study.

Justine N Whitham, Nicola J Spurrier, Peter A Baghurst, Paul Weston, Michael G Sawyer,

This study compared the latency of pattern reversal visual evoked potentials (VEP) of 36-month old children exposed to opioid pharmacotherapy in utero to that of a group of non-exposed children. Pregnant women were enrolled as part of an open-label non-randomised flexible dosing longitudinal study. Participants were 21 children whose mothers ... Read more >>

Neurotoxicol Teratol (Neurotoxicology and teratology)
[2015, 52(Pt A):17-24]

Cited: 6 times

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Rose Angina Questionnaire: validation with cardiologists' diagnoses to detect coronary heart disease in Bangladesh.

Muhammad Aziz Rahman, Nicola Spurrier, Mohammad Afzal Mahmood, Mahmudur Rahman, Sohel Reza Choudhury, Stephen Leeder,

<h4>Aim/objectives</h4>The study aimed to validate the Rose Angina Questionnaire (RAQ) to detect coronary heart disease (CHD) by comparing with cardiologists' diagnoses in Bangladesh.<h4>Methods</h4>Patients aged 40-75 years attending to two cardiac hospitals were diagnosed as either CHD positive or CHD negative by cardiologists. The RAQ was used to reclassify them into ... Read more >>

Indian Heart J (Indian heart journal)
[2013, 65(1):30-39]

Cited: 5 times

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South Australian four-year-old Aboriginal children: residence and socioeconomic status influence weight.

Nicola J Spurrier, Robert E Volkmer, Christina Abi Abdallah, Alwin Chong,

<h4>Objective</h4>Obesity rates have increased in children in Australia in the past 15 years. However, there is little available population data describing rates of overweight and obesity in Aboriginal children.<h4>Methods</h4>Anthropometric data of four-year-old children (n=11,859) were collected by trained nurses at routine statewide preschool health checks during 2009. Weight status (underweight, ... Read more >>

Aust N Z J Public Health (Australian and New Zealand journal of public health)
[2012, 36(3):285-290]

Cited: 8 times

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Why do Bangladeshi people use smokeless tobacco products?

Muhammad Aziz Rahman, Mohammad Afzal Mahmood, Nicola Spurrier, Mahmudur Rahman, Sohel Reza Choudhury, Stephen Leeder,

Despite scientific evidence about the harmful effects of smokeless tobacco (SLT), it is widely used in Bangladesh. This study explored perceptions about health effects of SLT use. Semistructured interviews were conducted with 1812 nonsmoking adults. About 40% of the participants were current SLT users or had used SLT in the ... Read more >>

Asia Pac J Public Health (Asia-Pacific journal of public health)
[2015, 27(2):NP2197-209]

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Is there any association between use of smokeless tobacco products and coronary heart disease in Bangladesh?

Muhammad Aziz Rahman, Nicola Spurrier, Mohammad Afzal Mahmood, Mahmudur Rahman, Sohel Reza Choudhury, Stephen Leeder,

<h4>Background</h4>Most epidemiological studies exploring the association between smokeless tobacco (SLT) use and coronary heart disease (CHD) have been in Western populations, and have focused on SLT products used in those countries. Few studies come from South Asian countries. Our objective was to determine the association between SLT use and CHD ... Read more >>

PLoS One (PloS one)
[2012, 7(1):e30584]

Cited: 12 times

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Australian children's views about food advertising on television.

Kaye Mehta, John Coveney, Paul Ward, Anthea Magarey, Nicola Spurrier, Tuesday Udell,

This study explored children's views about food advertising on television in the light of recent public interest in childhood obesity and obesogenic environments. Thirty-seven children aged between 8 and 11 years, discussed their perceptions of food advertising, in focus groups. The children engaged as consumers of advertising, noticing technical aspects, ... Read more >>

Appetite (Appetite)
[2010, 55(1):49-55]

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Relationships between the home environment and physical activity and dietary patterns of preschool children: a cross-sectional study.

Nicola J Spurrier, Anthea A Magarey, Rebecca Golley, Fiona Curnow, Michael G Sawyer,

<h4>Objective</h4>To assess relationships between characteristics of the home environment and preschool children's physical activity and dietary patterns.<h4>Methods</h4>Homes of 280 preschool children were visited and information obtained by direct observation and parent interview regarding physical and nutritional characteristics of the home environment. Children's physical activity, sedentary behaviour and dietary patterns were ... Read more >>

Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act (The international journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity)
[2008, 5:31]

Cited: 126 times

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The effects of prenatal exposure to buprenorphine or methadone on infant visual evoked potentials.

Justine N Whitham, Nicola J Spurrier, Michael G Sawyer, Peter A Baghurst, John E Taplin, Jason M White, Andrea L Gordon,

This study compared the neurological development of 4 month old infants exposed to buprenorphine or methadone during pregnancy to that of a control group of non-exposed infants. Participants were 30 buprenorphine-maintained women, 22 methadone-maintained women and 33 non opioid-dependent controls, and their infants. Women were enrolled during pregnancy as part ... Read more >>

Neurotoxicol Teratol (Neurotoxicology and teratology)
[2010, 32(2):280-288]

Cited: 19 times

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Reliability and validity of the Children's Dietary Questionnaire; a new tool to measure children's dietary patterns.

Anthea Magarey, Rebecca Golley, Nicola Spurrier, Emma Goodwin, Fangyi Ong,

<h4>Objective</h4>To assess the reliability and validity of a new parent report measure of children's dietary patterns, allowing assessment against national guidelines.<h4>Methods</h4>The 28-item Children's Dietary Questionnaire (CDQ) was developed based on Australian healthy eating guidelines and knowledge of current dietary intake of Australian children. It assesses intake patterns in either the ... Read more >>

Int J Pediatr Obes (International journal of pediatric obesity : IJPO : an official journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity)
[2009, 4(4):257-265]

Cited: 73 times

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Effect of iron supplementation during pregnancy on the behaviour of children at early school age: long-term follow-up of a randomised controlled trial.

Annie G Parsons, Shao J Zhou, Nicola J Spurrier, Maria Makrides,

Although routine Fe supplementation in pregnancy is a common practice, its clinical benefits or risks are uncertain. Children born to mothers in the Fe group in a trial of Fe supplementation in pregnancy have been found to have a significantly higher risk of abnormal behaviour at 4 years of age ... Read more >>

Br J Nutr (The British journal of nutrition)
[2008, 99(5):1133-1139]

Cited: 20 times

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New measure of parental asthma management for school-age children.

Nicola J Spurrier, Michael G Sawyer, David Streiner, A James Martin, Declan Kennedy,

A new parent-completed questionnaire to measure parental asthma management was developed. The new questionnaire takes a parental perspective, with content of items and scoring focusing on all behaviors considered important by parents and not just those considered appropriate by clinicians. Parents of 101 school-age children with a previous hospital admission ... Read more >>

Pediatr Pulmonol (Pediatric pulmonology)
[2005, 40(3):241-250]

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Recognition and management of childhood overweight and obesity by clinicians.

Nicola J Spurrier, Anthea Magarey, Catherine Wong,

<h4>Aim</h4>(i) To determine the ability of general practitioners (GPs) and paediatricians to correctly identify children as overweight or obese by visual cues alone; (ii) to describe the current management practices of overweight and obese children by these practitioners; and (iii) to compare these with National Health and Medical Research Council ... Read more >>

J Paediatr Child Health (Journal of paediatrics and child health)
[2006, 42(7-8):411-418]

Cited: 36 times

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Prevalent use of complementary and alternative medicine by patients with inflammatory eye disease.

Justine R Smith, Nicola J Spurrier, J Travis Martin, James T Rosenbaum,

<h4>Aim</h4>To study complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use in patients who suffer from inflammatory eye disease.<h4>Methods</h4>Current and previous use of CAM was determined by face-to-face interviews of consecutive patients attending a university-based tertiary-referral inflammatory eye disease clinic during a 3-month period. Additional sociodemographic and clinical information was obtained by review ... Read more >>

Ocul Immunol Inflamm (Ocular immunology and inflammation)
[2004, 12(3):203-214]

Cited: 16 times

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