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This report summarises Australian passive surveillance data for adverse events following immunisation (AEFI) reported to the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) for 2008, and describes reporting trends over the 9-year period 2000 to 2008. There were 1,542 AEFI records for vaccines administered in 2008. This was an annual AEFI reporting rate of 7.2 per(More)
Studies of mechanisms of disease regulation by CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells (Treg) have been focused on their interaction with effector T cells; however, the possibility that regulation might involve noncognate cells has not been explored in detail. This study investigated the effect of CD4+CD25+ Treg on macrophage proinflammatory properties and phenotype(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify the prevalence of coronary risk factors among South Asian Indians in Australia and India. DESIGN Cross-sectional intercountry comparison. SUBJECTS Healthy volunteers aged 23-75 y recruited from the Indian community in Sydney Australia (n=125), and their nominated relatives in India, (n=125). RESULTS The two groups were of similar(More)
Koreans are a recent but relatively small ethnic minority group in Australia. This descriptive cross-sectional, comparative intercountry study examines the effect of Australian acculturation among elderly Koreans on cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors, compared with their counterparts in Korea. Fifty-one (72.4 ± 8.7 years) Australian Koreans (AK) and(More)
Accurate data about Indigenous child health is vital to enable us to understand its current state, to acknowledge achievements, and to determine how to reduce inequalities between Indigenous and non-Indigenous children. We have identified a paucity of national, or nationally representative, data relating to Indigenous child health outcomes, and significant(More)
Research has demonstrated that the simultaneous determination of waist circumference and fasting plasma triglyceride (TG) concentrations can identify men characterized by a metabolic triad of unconventional risk variables: increased levels of fasting insulin, apolipoprotein (apo) B, and a predominance of small, dense, low density lipoprotein (LDL)(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM The investigators were invited into a boys' high school to assess the lipid risk profile of a single year cohort and advise on how the findings could be incorporated into a healthy lifestyle program. The aim of the study was to investigate the relationship between measures of fatness, ethnicity and cardiac risk factors in a cohort of(More)