Kathryn J Snow

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OBJECTIVE To determine what percentage of Victorians with a history of notified hepatitis C exposure received appropriate follow-up diagnostic services between 2001 and 2012. METHODS Individual notification data and aggregate Medicare and supplementary testing data were entered into a compartmental transition model, which was used to estimate the(More)
BACKGROUND Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is common among prisoners, particularly those with a history of injecting drug use (IDU). Incarcerated people who inject drugs frequently report high-risk injecting practices both in prison and in the community. In spite of rising morbidity and mortality, utilisation of HCV-related services in Australia has been(More)
Affecting both mother and the existing pregnancy, tuberculosis (TB) increases the likelihood of poor birth outcomes. Despite substantial clinical need for TB prevention and treatment, pregnant women remain neglected by research initiatives. As members of 3 community advisory boards that provide input into TB drug trials, we offer a community perspective on(More)
BACKGROUND The relative fitness of organisms causing drug-susceptible (DS) and multidrug-resistant (MDR) tuberculosis (TB) is unclear. We compared the risk of TB infection and TB disease in young child household contacts of adults with confirmed DS-TB and MDR-TB. METHODS In this cross-sectional analysis we included data from two community-based contact(More)
Atraumatic care is the philosophy of providing therapeutic care through the use of interventions that eliminate or minimize the psychologic and physical distress experienced by children and families (Whaley & Wong, 1995). The foundation of this principle lies in minimizing separation of child from family, identifying child/family stressors,(More)
BACKGROUND Self-harm is prevalent in prison populations and is a well-established risk factor for suicide. Researchers typically rely on self-report to measure self-harm, yet the accuracy and predictive value of self-report in prison populations is unclear. Using a large, representative sample of incarcerated men and women, we aimed to examine the level of(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this article was to describe a quality improvement process on a diverse adult intensive care unit (ICU) population for a large healthcare organization for early detection of delirium. BACKGROUND Delirium is often considered a common unpreventable problem in the ICU. A process for early detection of delirium allows the critical care(More)
Hepatitis C is a major cause of preventable morbidity and mortality. Prisoners are a key population for hepatitis C control programs, and with the advent of highly effective therapies, prisons are increasingly important sites for hepatitis C diagnosis and treatment. Accurate estimates of hepatitis C prevalence among prisoners are needed in order to plan and(More)
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