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Two-step process identifies bacterial infection quickly to help combat antibiotic resistance

Bacterial infections are a major cause of death in children and adults worldwide. Without effective antibiotics, patients deteriorate rapidly and can die within hours. However, the standard process to identify the bacteria causing an infection and match them with the best antibiotic treatment can take days. Now Australian researchers have developed a faster, more effective process to confirm infections and find the most effective treatment for them.


Hospital readmissions for asthma on the rise among children

Asthma is the most common chronic paediatric illness in industrialised countries, affecting 8-10% of children. In Australia, it is a leading cause of preventable paediatric hospital admissions. And readmissions are on the rise, according to a new study, highlighting the gaps in health care for the most common chronic paediatric illness.


Comprehensive symptom assessment should happen early with chronic kidney disease

Symptoms are related to health-related quality of life (QoL) in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to a study published online in the Journal of Clinical Nursing.

“Good evidence” that ADHD drugs might also treat Alzheimer’s disease

There is “good evidence” that drugs to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) might also successfully treat key aspects of Alzheimer’s disease, finds a pooled data analysis of the available research, published online in the BMJ title, Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry.


ClinicalKey - supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health - NAIDOC Week 2022

National NAIDOC Week (July 3-10) celebrates and recognises the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC Week is an opportunity for all Australians to learn about First Nations cultures and histories and participate in celebrations of the oldest, continuous living cultures on earth. Elsevier has put together a number of ClinicalKey and ClinicalKey for Nursing resources for CKN as an Indigenous health toolkit, proudly supporting Queensland’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in gaining access to high quality healthcare.


CKN Journal Spotlight - JAMA Cardiology

Launched in 2016 by the JAMA Network, JAMA Cardiology is a leading journal for clinical investigators, clinicians, and trainees in cardiovascular medicine worldwide. The journal positions itself at the crossroads of clinical investigation, actionable clinical science, and clinical practice, with emphasis on traditional cardiovascular medicine, evolving cardiovascular science, and evidence-based health policy. With a Journal Impact Factor of 14.7, JAMA Cardiology is one of the highest ranking among cardiology journals.


QIMR Berghofer breakthrough in Cytomegalovirus (CMV) vaccine research

Queensland’s QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute has developed a breakthrough vaccine candidate against the widespread but little-known cytomegalovirus (CMV), which can cause severe disabilities among unborn babies. The research team’s findings have been published in PLOS Pathogens.


Single test could rule out heart attack in Indigenous Australians

QUT researchers have identified a way of more quickly determining the risk of a heart attack for Indigenous patients, which could fast-track their treatment and ease hospital overcrowding.


Five things to know about monkeypox in 2022

With monkeypox outbreaks occurring simultaneously around the world, hear from the Infectious Disease team at DynaMed on what we know so far.


Indigenous Australians at higher risk of HPV throat cancers

Researchers from the University of Adelaide have found that throat cancers caused by human papilloma virus (HPV) are 15 times more prevalent in Indigenous Australians than young non-Indigenous Australians, and five times the prevalence reported in a systematic review involving the US, Brazil, Mexico and Finland.