Jenny Evans

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Serological diagnosis of recent pertussis infection is an important part of both clinical assessment and epidemiological documentation of this disease. Standardization of serological testing and interpretation remains challenging despite international efforts to improve it. Currently, determining the anti-pertussis toxin (PT) IgG titer is recommended as the(More)
AIMS Although anti-pertussis toxin (PT) immunoglobulin G (IgG) is considered one of the most specific serological markers for Bordetella pertussis infection, there are few commercial kits available in Australia. We aimed to present the process of development, quality control and on-going clinical validation of an anti-PT IgG and IgA enzyme immunoassay (EIA)(More)
BACKGROUND Children with disabilities are widely believed to be less likely to attend school or access health care, and more vulnerable to poverty. There is currently little large-scale or internationally comparable evidence to support these claims. The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of disability on the lives of children sponsored by Plan(More)
UNLABELLED Variability in the number of Rorschach responses (R) has stimulated controversy among clinicians and researchers for many years, and recent research reveals that R is much more variable than previously thought. Because R is correlated with other scores, its excessive variability may reduce the reliability, validity and clinical utility of these(More)
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