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OBJECTIVE To investigate the impact of a long-term nurse home visiting programme, embedded within a universal child health system, on the health, development and well-being of the child, mother and family. DESIGN Randomised controlled trial. SETTING/PARTICIPANTS 208 (111 intervention, 97 comparison) eligible at-risk mothers living in a socioeconomically(More)
Abstract There is strong evidence that a comprehensive model of sustained nurse home visiting (SNHV) in early childhood can improve child and family outcomes for vulnerable and at-risk families. There is also evidence that nurse home visitors experience challenges in delivering SNHV. This article aims to identify the nursing competencies needed for(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare intermediate-term outcomes in adult recipients of expanded criteria (ECD) versus concurrent standard criteria (SCD) deceased donor kidney transplants at a single center using a standardized approach. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Expanded criteria donors (ECDs) are a source of kidneys that increase the donor organ pool, but the value of(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to perform a case-matched cohort analysis of dual kidney transplantation (DKT) from expanded criteria donors (ECDs) compared to single kidney transplantation (SKT) from concurrent ECDs and standard criteria donors (SCDs, defined as non-ECD). METHODS Deceased donor (DD) kidney transplants (KTs) performed at a single(More)
BACKGROUND The aging donor and recipient population have led to new challenges in kidney transplantation. The purpose of this study was to review retrospectively our single center experience in deceased-donor kidney transplantation, with respect to donor and recipient age. METHODS From October 1, 2001, through February 20, 2004, we performed 144(More)
Mitochondrial division requires coordinated interactions among Fis1p, Mdv1p, and the Dnm1p GTPase, which assemble into fission complexes on the outer mitochondrial membrane. The integral outer membrane protein Fis1p contains a cytoplasmic domain consisting of a tetratricopeptide repeat (TPR)-like fold and a short NH(2)-terminal helix. Although it is known(More)
BACKGROUND Home visiting programs comprising intensive and sustained visits by professionals (usually nurses) over the first two years of life show promise in promoting child health and family functioning, and ameliorating disadvantage. Australian evidence of the effectiveness of sustained nurse home visiting in early childhood is limited. This paper(More)
AIM To report a programme theory for pre-natal home visiting by nurses in the context of a sustained nurse home visiting programme by exploring pre- and postnatal outcomes and characteristics of the intervention that may have contributed to the outcomes. BACKGROUND Studies have shown sustained nurse home visiting commencing pre-natally to be effective.(More)
There is limited research on booster interventions designed to maintain/improve health outcomes following cardiac rehabilitation (CR). The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a booster intervention on health, behavioral, and clinical physical status outcomes among CR graduates randomly assigned to one of three groups: structured(More)
BACKGROUND Dual kidney transplantation (DKT) from donors at the extremes of age represents one approach to expanding the organ donor pool. The purpose of this study was to review our experience with DKT from older donors and en bloc KT (EBKT) from small pediatric donors. METHODS Deceased donor KTs performed at our center between October 2001 and November(More)