Janelle M. Stirling

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BACKGROUND Indigenous Australians do not have the high standard of health that Australians in general have, and have worse outcomes for several diseases such as cancer. However, few comparative data exist to prove this disparity. We assessed differences in disease stage at cancer diagnosis, treatment, and survival between these two populations in(More)
Well washed membranes have been prepared from samples of cerebral cortex of control subjects and patients with Alzheimer's disease, obtained both at post mortem and by neurosurgical procedures earlier in the course of the disease. Binding to these membranes of two radioligands for the N-methyl-D-aspartate-phencyclidine receptor complex has been determined(More)
1. The interactions of chlormethiazole with gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) synthesis and release, and with ligand binding to sites associated with the GABAA-receptor complex and the GABAB-receptor have been studied in the rat. The GABAA-receptor was studied using [3H]-muscimol, [3H]-flunitrazepam was used to label the benzodiazepine modulatory site, and(More)
OBJECTIVE Providing services to rural dwelling minority cultural groups with serious chronic disease is challenging due to access to care and cultural differences. This study aimed to describe service providers' perspectives on health services delivery for Aboriginal people receiving haemodialysis for end-stage kidney disease in rural Australia. DESIGN(More)
The high affinity binding of the phencyclidine derivative [3H]TCP to cortical membranes of the rat was investigated. In an extensively washed membrane preparation the binding of [3H]TCP was enhanced in the presence of L-glutamate and NMDA. The stimulation of the binding of [3H]TCP by L-glutamate was inhibited competitively by AP5 and non-competitively by(More)
OBJECTIVES Australian Aboriginal people have at least eight times the incidence of end-stage kidney disease, requiring dialysis, as the non-Aboriginal population. Provision of health services to rural Aboriginal people with renal disease is challenging due to barriers to access and cultural differences. We aimed to describe the experiences of Aboriginal(More)
Chronic kidney disease has a higher prevalence in Indigenous populations globally. The incidence of end-stage kidney disease in Australian Aboriginal people is eight times higher than non-Aboriginal Australians. Providing services to rural and remote Aboriginal people with chronic disease is challenging because of access and cultural differences. This study(More)
To assess support for 12 potential smoking cessation strategies among pregnant Australian Indigenous women and their antenatal care providers. Cross-sectional surveys of staff and women in antenatal services providing care for Indigenous women in the Northern Territory and New South Wales, Australia. Respondents were asked to indicate the extent to which(More)
The effects of GABAB agonists and putative antagonists on intrasynaptosomal calcium ion concentrations ([Ca2+]i) after stimulation with potassium ions were studied with the fluorescent probe Quin 2. gamma-Aminobutyric acid and (-)-baclofen, but not (+)-baclofen, produced a dose-dependent inhibition of the potassium-stimulated [Ca2+]i in cortical(More)
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