Melina Gattellari

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Existing epidemiological studies of Myasthenia Gravis have generally examined small populations. Few national studies have been conducted, and published incidence and prevalence rates vary widely. We report one of the largest national studies of Myasthenia Gravis, and the first incidence and prevalence rates for Australia. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Compelling evidence shows that appropriate use of anticoagulation in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation reduces the risk of ischaemic stroke by 67% and all-cause mortality by 26%. Despite this evidence, anticoagulation is substantially underused, resulting in avoidable fatal and disabling strokes. METHODS DESPATCH is a cluster(More)
BACKGROUND A recent systematic review of epidemiological studies reported intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) incidence and mortality as unchanged over time; however, comparisons between studies conducted in different health services obscure assessment of trends. We explored trends in ICH rates in a large, representative population in New South Wales,(More)
BACKGROUND General practitioners (GPs) are ideally placed to bridge the widely noted evidence-practice gap between current management of NVAF and the need to increase anticoagulant use to reduce the risk of fatal and disabling stroke in NVAF. We aimed to identify gaps in current care, and asked GPs to identify potentially useful strategies to overcome(More)
BACKGROUND Suboptimal uptake of anticoagulation for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation has persisted for over 20 years, despite high-level evidence demonstrating its effectiveness in reducing the risk of fatal and disabling stroke. METHODS The STOP STROKE in AF study is a national, cluster randomised controlled trial designed to improve the uptake(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was concerned with the positive and negative affective associations of categories of "forbidden" and "allowed" foods, and "threatening" and "nonthreatening" body parts, among dieters and nondieters. METHOD Forty-one females, categorized according to their cognitive restraint scores, completed a rating task that involved indicating the(More)
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