Christina M Bertilone

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OBJECTIVES To describe the epidemiology of pertussis, and to identify changes in the source of pertussis in infants 6 months of age and under, during the 2008-2012 epidemic in south metropolitan Perth. DESIGN AND SETTING Analysis of all pertussis cases notified to the South Metropolitan Population Health Unit and recorded on the Western Australian(More)
BACKGROUND Pregnancy, labour and neonatal health outcomes for Australian Aboriginal women and their infants are frequently worse than those of the general population. Provision of culturally competent services may reduce these differences by improving access to timely and regular antenatal care. In an effort to address these issues, the Aboriginal Maternity(More)
OBJECTIVES To report differences in neonatal health outcomes for a community-based antenatal program, the Aboriginal Maternity Group Practice Program (AMGPP; the intervention group), compared with two matched control groups eligible for standard antenatal care. DESIGN Non-randomised intervention study using data from the Western Australian Midwives(More)
A 26-year-old Indigenous man presented with icteric sclera and skin on a background of 6 weeks of fatigue. He worked as a dockyard labourer, had no previous medical history, was not taking any medications regularly, did not smoke cigarettes or use any illicit substances, and did not drink alcohol to excess. Results of a physical examination were otherwise(More)
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