Louise Leslie Baker

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More than three-quarters of Australia is classified as geographically remote. Remote areas are characterised by geographic isolation, cultural diversity, socioeconomic inequality, resource inequity, Indigenous health inequality, and a full range of extreme climatic conditions. Although several descriptive definitions have been developed for "remote health"(More)
BACKGROUND Glucocorticoid therapy is associated with potentially serious side-effects, but there is no information available regarding glucocorticoid requirement in adult hypopituitary patients with partial ACTH deficiency. SUBJECTS Ten male adult hypopituitary patients with partial ACTH deficiency, baseline plasma cortisol > 200 nmol/l but a peak(More)
AIMS To identify prevalence, precipitants and risk factors of violence and aggression towards Australian rural general practitioners (GPs). METHOD Six focus groups were held with GPs from rural Western Australia and from two rural Divisions of General Practice in New South Wales and Victoria. A questionnaire was developed and all GPs in these three(More)
Patients with leukemia, lymphoma, or multiple myeloma are prone to critical illness because of the diffuse nature of their disease and the disruption of protective mechanisms. Despite high morbidity rates, a number of these patients have an excellent probability of long-term remission if supported through a crisis. Complications that cause critical illness(More)
AIMS To identify levels of Australian rural general practitioners' apprehension about violence, factors effecting apprehension and the effect of apprehension on service provision. METHOD Six focus groups were held with rural GPs from Western Australia, New South Wales and Victoria. A questionnaire was developed on the basis of the focus group data and all(More)
Human membrane cofactor protein (CD46) controls complement activation and when expressed sufficiently as a transgene protects xenografts against complement-mediated rejection, as shown here using non-immunosuppressed baboons and heterotopic CD46 transgenic pig kidney xenografts. This report is of a carefully engineered transgene that enables high-level CD46(More)
Temozolomide (TMZ)-related idiosyncratic and other uncommon toxicities have been reported. To better characterize these toxicities and to identify any associated risk factors, we performed a systematic review. We searched the PubMed database, limited to the English language, published between 1999 and December 2011. We selected only those articles in which(More)
A review was performed to examine the evidence for non-surgical interventions for preventing scoliosis and the need for scoliosis surgery in children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Medline and Embase databases and reference lists from key articles were searched. After the inclusion and exclusion criteria were applied, 13 studies were critically appraised(More)
Giardia duodenalis is the most common gastrointestinal protozoan parasite of humans and a significant contributor to the global burden of both diarrheal disease and post-infectious chronic disorders. Although G. duodenalis can be cultured axenically, significant gaps exist in our understanding of the molecular biology and metabolism of this pathogen. The(More)
Grisel's syndrome (atlanto-axial subluxation) and cervical osteomyelitis are two unusual complications of adenoidectomy. We present two patients; one with atlanto-axial subluxation following uncomplicated tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy, and one with cervical osteomyelitis following uncomplicated adenoidectomy. Both patients presented with persistent(More)