Maxine I. Robinson

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PURPOSE To examine the impact of publication of the findings of the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) on the utilisation of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in Australia with particular reference to the influence that media may have had on prescriber and consumer behaviour. METHODS Retrospective data from the Australian Government Department of Health,(More)
PURPOSE Cholinesterase inhibitors (CEIs) have been subsidised in Australia since February 2001 for cognitive decline associated with mild to moderate Alzheimer disease. The number of people with Alzheimer disease is expected to increase, with a continuing increase in the number of people receiving CEI's. Many anticholinergic drugs (ACDs) are also prescribed(More)
Burkholderia cepacia is an aggressive pathogen that colonizes cystic fibrosis (CF) patients, causing greatly increased morbidity and mortality. It is resistant to most antibiotics, but sensitive in vitro to a novel agent, taurolidine. This has not previously been used against B. cepacia, nor given in nebulized form. We assessed the effect of nebulized(More)
This paper seeks to report on smoking rates, quit attempt methods and success rates among adult patients attending Australian general practice. A cluster cross-sectional survey was used to survey adult patients (18+), who attended Australian GPs in during 2002 and 2003. Over a quarter of patients (27.3%; 95% CI: 26.0-28.7) were former smokers and one in(More)
Sections of human anterior optic nerve and nerve head were incubated in a physiological solution containing a radiolabelled beta blocker at a low concentration. The beta blocker used was (-)-(125iodo)-cyanopindolol, which has a high affinity and specificity for beta-adrenergic receptors. Concurrent incubations were performed with a great excess of(More)
Chartreusin was lethal to both L1210 and P388 cells in culture with 90% of the cells being killed after a 24-hr exposure to 1.1 and 2.6 microgram/ml, respectively. The lethality of the drug increased in direct proportion to dose and exposure time. Both L1210 and Chinese hamster ovary cells in S phase were more sensitive to the lethality of the drug than(More)