The Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research aims to identify critical gaps within community and healthcare services, with an explicit goal to improve health outcomes (and a focus on vulnerable groups) via innovative individual, community and health service-focused programs.

The Nursing Research Institute undertakes multidisciplinary clinical and health services research that is focused on improving patient outcomes and health systems with a particular emphasis on implementation science research, that is the study of how to implement evidence based care. This research spans systematic reviews, trials, surveys, mixed-methods and qualitative research which a focus on:

  • Acute & Chronic Care
  • Stroke Care
  • Pressure Injury Prevention
  • Models of care

The Institute for Health and Ageing (IHA) is a multidisciplinary, Melbourne-based research institute focussing on both the positive and problematic aspects of ageing.

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Submissions from 2011

A systematic review and meta-analysis on the effect of aerobic vs. resistance exercise training on visceral fat, I Ismail, S Keating, Michael Baker, and Nathan Johnson

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Associations of albuminuria in patients with chronic heart failure: Findings in the ALiskiren Observation of heart Failure Treatment study, Colette E. Jackson, Michael R. Macdonald, Mark C. Petrie, Scott D. Solomon, Bertram Pitt, Roberto Latini, Aldo Pietro Maggioni, Beverly A. Smith, Margaret F. Prescott, Jim D. Lewsey, and John J. V. McMurray

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Intensive meditation training, immune cell telomerase activity, and psychological mediators, T Jacobs, E Epel, J Lin, E Blackburn, O Wolkowitz, D Bridwell, A Zanesco, S Aichele, Baljinder Sahdra, K MacLean, B King, P Shaver, E Rosenberg, E Ferrer, B Wallace, and C Saron

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Effects of denosumab on fracture and bone mineral density by level of kidney function, Sophie A. Jamal, Östen Ljunggren, Catherine Stehman-Breen, Steven R. Cummings, Michael R. McClung, Stefan Goemaere, Peter R. Ebeling, Edward Franek, Yu-ching Yang, Ogo I. Egbuna, Steven Boonen, and Paul D. Miller

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A study of 90-day outcomes for a cohort of patients admitted to an Australian metropolitan acute stroke unit, Asmara Jammali-Blasi, Elizabeth McInnes, Romesh Markus, Steven Faux, Grainne O'Loughlin, Simeon Dale, and Sandy Middleton

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A pragmatic randomised trial of stretching before and after physical activity to prevent injury and soreness, Leigh Jamtvedt, Ann Winall, Elisabeth Isenring, Andrew Hills, Sharon Czerniec, and Sharon Kilbreath

Behavioral evidence for left-hemisphere specialization of motor planning, Loes Janssen, Rudd Meulenbroek, and Bert Steenbergen

Typical and atypical (cerebral palsy) development of unimanual and bimanual grasp planning, Loes Janssen and Bert Steenbergen

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Nursing documentation :How meaning is obscured by fragmentary, Diana Jefferies, Maree Johnson, and Daniel Nicholls

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Nurturing and Nourishing :The nurses' role in nutritional care, Diana Jefferies, Maree Johnson, and Jennifer Ravens

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Screening for depression in coronary heart disease: The perfect Hegelian dialectic? A short commentary on ''Beyond the blues: The need for integrated care pathways'', Michael Jelinek

Reconciling systematic reviews of exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation and secondary prevention programmes for coronary heart disease, Michael Jelinek, Alexander Clark, Neil Oldridge, Thomas Briffa, and David Robert Thompson

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Probabilistic fiber tracking using the residual bootstrap with constrained spherical deconvolution, Ben Jeurissen, Alexander Leemans, Derek Kenton Jones, Jacques-Donald Tournier, and Jan Sijbers

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Increasing age- and sex-specific rates of hip fracture in Mexico: A survey of the Mexican institute of social security, Helena Johansson, P. Clark, F. Carlos, Anders Oden, Eugene McCloskey, and John A. Kanis

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Low bone mineral density is associated with increased mortality in elderly men: MrOS Sweden, Helena Johansson, Anders Oden, John A. Kanis, Eugene V. McCloskey, Mattias Lorentzon, Östen Ljunggren, Magnus K. Karlsson, E. Orwoll, A. Tivesten, Claes Ohlsson, and Dan Mellström

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Depressive symptoms and inflammation in patients hospitalized for heart failure, Peter Johansson, Ivonne Lesman-Leegte, Erland Svensson, Adriaan Voors, Dirk van Veldhuisen, and Tiny Jaarsma

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Depression and the delay between symptom onset and hospitalization in heart failure patients, Peter Johansson, Maurice Nieuwenhuis, Ivonne Lesman-Leegte, Dirk van Veldhuisen, and Tiny Jaarsma

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Analysis of falls incidents :Nurse and patient preventative behaviours, Maree Johnson, Ajesh George, and Duong Tran

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Developing risk management behaviours for nurses through medication incident analysis, Maree Johnson, Duong Tran, and Helen Young

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The Application of ARonson's Taxonony to Medication Errors in Nursing, Maree Johnson and Helen Young

Pulmonary Rehabilitation in Australia :A National Survey, Catherine Johnston, Lyndal Maxwell, and Jennifer Alison

Repeated-sprint and effort ability in rugby league players, Rich D. Johnston and Tim J. Gabbett

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The effectiveness of an internet-based psychological treatment program for female sexual dysfunction, Lisa M. Jones and Marita P. McCabe

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"You wouldn't know it had alcohol in it until you read the can": adolescents and alcohol-energy drinks, Sandra C. Jones

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Who do parents perceive is pressuring them to buy unhealthy (and healthy) foods?, Sandra C. Jones, Laura Robinson, and Lisa Kervin

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Teaching critical appraisal skills for nursing research, Sandra Jones, Patrick Crookes, and Keryn Johnson

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Cost-effectiveness of Denosumab for the treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis, Bengt Jönsson, O. Ström, John A. Eisman, A. Papaioannou, E. S. Siris, Anna N. A. Tosteson, and John A. Kanis

Continence management in acute stroke :a survey of current practices in Australia, Louise-Anne Jordan, Elizabeth Mackey, Kelly Coughlan, Mary Wyer, Nissa Allnutt, and Sandy Middleton

Inter-day reliability leg, knee and ankle stiffness measures during hopping, Corey W. Joseph, Elizabeth Bradshaw, and Ross Allan Clark

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Measuring 'magnetism' in Australian nursing environments, Joanne Joyce-McCoach and Patrick Crookes

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Changes in cue reactivity and attentional bias following experimental cue exposure and response prevention: A laboratory study of the effects of D-cycloserine in heavy drinkers, Sunjeev K. Kamboj, Rachel Massey-Chase, Lydia Rodney, Ravi Das, Basil Almahdi, H. Valerie Curran, and Celia J. A. Morgan

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Partial adherence: A new perspective on health economic assessment in osteoporosis, John A. Kanis, Cyrus Cooper, Mickaël Hiligsmann, V. Rabenda, Jean-Yves Reginster, and R. Rizzoli

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Interpretation and use of FRAX in clinical practice, John A. Kanis, D. Hans, Cyrus Cooper, Sanford Baim, J. P. Bilezikian, Neil Binkley, Jane A. Cauley, Juliet E. Compston, Bess Dawson-Hughes, Ghada El-Hajj Fuleihan, Helena Johansson, William D. Leslie, E. Michael Lewiecki, Marjorie M. Luckey, Anders Oden, S. Papapoulos, Catalina Poiana, R Rizzoli, D. A. Wahl, and Eugene McCloskey

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A meta-analysis of the effect of strontium ranelate on the risk of vertebral and non-vertebral fracture in postmenopausal osteoporosis and the interaction with FRAX®, John A. Kanis, Helena Johansson, Anders Oden, and Eugene V. McCloskey

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Guidance for the adjustment of FRAX according to the dose of glucocorticoids, John A. Kanis, Helena Johansson, Anders Oden, and Eugene V. McCloskey

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Debunking the manual handling myth: An investigation of manual handling knowledge and practices in the Australian private health sector, Kate Kay and Nel E. Glass

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Tertiary survey performance in a regional trauma hospital without a dedicated trauma service, Gerben B. Keijzers, Don Campbell, Jeffrey Hooper, Nerolie Bost, Julia Crilly, Michael Craig Steele, Blake Eddington, and Leo M.G. Geeraedts

Gender differences in the impact of families on alcohol use :a lagged longitudinal study of early adolescents, Adrian Kelly, Martin O'Flaherty, John Toumbourou, Jason Connor, Sheryl Hemphill, and Richard Catalano

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The relationship between symbolic play and executive function in young children, Rachel Kelly, Cheryl Dissanayake, Elfriede Ihsen, and Sabine Hammond

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Adherence, preference, and satisfaction of postmenopausal women taking denosumab or alendronate, D. L. Kendler, M. R. McClung, N. Freemantle, M. Lillestol, A. H. Moffett, J. Borenstein, S. Satram-Hoang, Y.-C. Yang, P. Kaur, D. Macarios, and S. Siddhanti

Age-related changes in energy efficiency of gait, activity, and participation in children with cerebral palsy, Claire Kerr, Brona McDowell, Jackie Parkes, Mike Stevenson, and Aidan Cosgrove

Pelvic kinematics and their relationship to gait type in hemiplegic cerebral palsy, Claire Kerr, Jose Salazar-Torres, Aidan Cosgrove, and Brona McDowell

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Assessing health-related resources in senior living residences, Jacqueline Kerr, Jordan A. Carlson, James F. Sallis, Dori E. Rosenberg, Chikarlo R. Leak, Brian E. Saelens, James E. Chapman, Lawrence D. Frank, Kelli L. Cain, Terry L. Conway, and Abby C. King

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The supportive care needs of carers of people affected by cancer stationed in British Forces Germany, Lisa Kidd, Liz Forbat, Michael Kochen, and Nora Kearney

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Development of a novel rating system to assess lower-limb comfort, M. Kinchington, K. Ball, and Geraldine A. Naughton

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Effects of footwear on comfort and injury in professional rugby league, M. Kinchington, K. Ball, and Geraldine A. Naughton

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Aging in neighborhoods differing in walkability and income: Associations with physical activity and obesity in older adults, Abby C. King, James F. Sallis, Lawrence D. Frank, Brian E. Saelens, Kelli Cain, Terry L. Conway, James E. Chapman, David K. Ahn, and Jacqueline Kerr

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Parent views of the positive contributions of elementary and high school-aged children with autism spectrum disorders and Down syndrome, G King, Lonnie Zwaigenbaum, A Bates, D Baxter, and Peter Rosenbaum

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A model of adaptation of overseas nurses: Exploring the experiences of Japanese nurses working in Australia, Jeroen Kishi, David Dunstan, Sandra Bot, Jo Salmon, Jacqueline Dekker, Nijpels Nijpels, and Neville Owen

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Physical activity recommendations, exercise intensity, and histological severity of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, Kristin D. Kistler, Elizabeth M. Brunt, Jeanne M. Clark, Anna Mae Diehl, James F. Sallis, and Jeffrey B. Schwimmer

A process-model based approach to prospective memory impairment in Parkinson's disease, Matthias Kliegel, Mareike Altgassen, A Hering, and N S Rose

A brief questionnaire on metacognition :Psychometric properties, V Klusmann, A Eversa, Ralf Schwarzer, and I Heuser

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Activity experiences shape perceived fitness trajectories :Results from a 6-month randomized controlled trial in older women, V Klusmann, A Evers, Ralf Schwarzer, and I Heuser

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Factors associated with outcome in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction : Findings from the Irbesartan in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction study (I-PRESERVE), Michel Komajda, Peter E. Carson, Scott J. Hetzel, Robert McKelvie, John McMurray, Agata Ptaszynska, Michael R. Zile, David DeMets, and Barry M. Massie

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Post-exercise protein synthesis rates are only marginally higher in type I compared with type II muscle fibres following resistance-type exercise, René Koopman, Benjamin G. Gleeson, Annemie P. Gijsen, Bart B. L. Groen, Joan M. G. Senden, Michael J. Rennie, and Luc J. C. van Loon

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Exercise and nutritional interventions to combat age-related muscle loss, René Koopman, Lex B. Verdijk, and Luc J. C. van Loon

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Heart failure patients monitored with telemedicine : Patient satisfaction, a review of the literature, I. Kraai, M. Luttik, Richard de Jong, Tiny Jaarsma, and Hans Hillege

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Total and cause-specific mortality rates in a prospective study of community-acquired hepatitis C virus infection in northern Norway, M. G. Kristiansen, Maja-Lisa Løchen, T. J. Guttenberg, L. Mortensen, B. O. Eriksen, and J. Florholmen

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Relation of peripheral collagen markers to death and hospitalization in patients with heart failure and preserved ejection fraction : results of the I-PRESERVE collagen substudy, Henry Krum, Maros Elsik, Hans G. Schneider, Agata Ptaszynska, Marion Black, Peter E. Carson, Michel Komajda, Barry Massie, Robert McKelvie, John McMurray, Michael R. Zile, and Inder S. Anand

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Direct renin inhibition in addition to or as an alternative to angiotensin converting enzyme inhibition in patients with chronic systolic heart failure: Rationale and design of the Aliskiren Trial to Minimize OutcomeS in Patients with HEart failuRE (ATMOSPHERE) study, Henry Krum, Barry M. Massie, William T. Abraham, Kenneth Dickstein, Lars Kober, John J. V. McMurray, Ashkay Desai, Claudio Gimpelewicz, Albert Kandra, Bernard Reimund, Henning Rattunde, and Juergen Armbrecht

Literacy and Cultural Adaptations for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in a Rural Pain Population, Melissa Kuhajda, Beverly Thorn, Susan Gaskins, Melissa Day, and Chalanda Cabbil

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Always look on the broad side of life: Happiness increases the breadth of sensory memory, Christof Kuhbandner, Stephanie Lichtenfeld, and Reinhard Pekrun

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Read-out of emotional information from iconic memory: The longevity of threatening stimuli, Christof Kuhbandner, Bernhard Spitzer, and Reinhard Pekrun

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The need for increased vigilance in managing hyperglycaemia during acute coronary syndrome in the emergency department: An introduction to the evidence, Lisa Kuhn and Geraldine Lee

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Triaging women with acute coronary syndrome :A review of the literature, Lisa Kuhn, Karen Page, Patricia M. Davidson, and Linda Worrall-Carter

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Independent and combined effects of calcium-vitamin D3 and exercise on bone structure and strength in older men: An 18-month factorial design randomized controlled trial, Sonja Kukuljan, Caryl Nowson, Kerrie Sanders, Geoffrey Nicholson, Markus Seibel, Jo Salmon, and Robin Daly

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Teacher enthusiasm: Dimensionality and context specificity, Marieke Kunter, Anne C. Frenzel, Gabriel Nagy, Jurgen Baumert, and Reinhard Pekrun

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Higher-intensity treadmill walking during rehabilitation after stroke in feasible and not detrimental to walking pattern or quality : A pilot randomized trial, Suzanne Kuys, Sandra Brauer, and Louise Ada

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Higher-intensity treadmill walking during rehabilitation after stroke in feasible and not detrimental to walking pattern or quality: A pilot randomized trial, Suzanne Kuys, Sandra Brauer, and Louise Ada

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Test-retest reliability of the GAITRite system in people with stroke undergoing rehabilitation, Suzanne Kuys, Sandra Brauer, and Louise Ada

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Appropriate seating for medical patients: An audit, Suzanne Kuys, Urszula Dolecka, and Carol Morrison

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Gaming console exercise and cycle or treadmill exercise provide similar cardiovascular demand in adults with cystic fibrosis : A randomised cross-over trial, Suzanne Kuys, Kathleen Hall, Maureen Peasey, Michelle Wood, Robyn Cobb, and Scott Bell

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Higher-intensity treadmill walking during rehabilitation after stroke in feasible and not detrimental to walking pattern or quality: A pilot randomized trial, Suzanne S. Kuys, Sandra G. Brauer, and Louise Ada

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What the cognitive deficits in body dysmorphic disorder tell us about the underlying neurobiology: An investigation of three cases, Izelle Labuschagne, David Castle, and Susan L. Rossell

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Commuting by public transit and physical activity: Where you live, where you work, and how you get there, Ugo Lachapelle, Lawrence Frank, Brian E. Saelens, James F. Sallis, and Terry L. Conway

Self-esteem and passion for activities, M Lafreniere, Jocelyn Belanger, Constantine Sedikides, and Robert Vallerand

Passion for coaching and the quality of the coach - athlete relationship :The mediating role of coaching behaviors, M Lafreniere, S Jowett, Robert Vallerand, and N Carbonneau

Self-care management of heart failure :Practical recommendations from the patient care committee of the heart failure association of the European society of cardiology, Mitja Lainscak, Lynda Blue, Clark Andrew, Ulf Dahlstrom, Kenneth Dickstein, Inger Ekman, Theresa McDonagh, J McMurray, Mary Ryder, Anna Stromberg, and Tiny Jaarsma

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Why your highness needs the people: Comparing the absolute and relative representation of power in vertical space, Daniel Lakens, Gun R. Semin, and Francesco Foroni

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A prospective cohort study of geriatric syndromes among older medical patients admitted to acute care hospitals, Prabha Lakhan, Mark Jones, Andrew Wilson, Mary Denise Courtney, John Hirdes, and Leonard Gray

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Association of plasma Aß peptides with blood pressure in the elderly, Jean C. Lambert, Jean Dallongeville, Kathryn A. Ellis, Susanna Schraen-Maschke, James Lui, Simon M. Laws, Julie Dumont, Florence Richard, Dominique C. Cottel, Claudine Berr, David Ames, Colin L. Masters, Christopher C. Rowe, Cassandra Szoeke, Christophe Tzourio, Jean-Francois Dartigues, Luc Buee, Ralph N. Martins, and Phillippe Amouyel

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Self-regulated strategy development at Tier 2 for second-grade students with writing and behavioral difficulties :A randomized controlled trial, Kathleen Lane, Karen Harris, Steve Graham, Steven Driscoll, Karin Sandmel, Paul Morphy, Michael Hebert, Emily House, and Christopher Schatschneider

The Fundamental Need to Belong :On the Distinction Between Growth and Deficit-Reduction Orientations, Genevieve Lavigne, Robert Vallerand, and Laurence Crevier-Braud

Focus on function :a cluster, randomized controlled trial comparing child-verus context-focused intervention for young children with cerebral palsy, Mary Law, Johanna Darrah, Nancy Pollock, Brenda Wilson, Dianne Russell, Stephen Walter, Peter Rosenbaum, and Barbara Galuppi

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The ventilator care bundle and its impact on ventilator-associated pneumonia: A review of the evidence, Petra Lawrence and Paul Fulbrook

Supporting young people with psychosis in the community :An ICT enabled repalse prevention tool, Reeva Lederman, Greg Wadley, John Gleeson, Mario Alvarez-Jimenez, and Anneliese Spiteri-Staines

Supporting young people with psychosis in the community: An ICT enabled repalse prevention tool, Reeva Lederman, Greg Wadley, John Gleeson, Mario Alvarez-Jimenez, and Anneliese Spiteri-Staines

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Components of the diet associated with child adiposity: A cross-sectional study, Tracey A. Ledoux, Kathy Watson, Anthony Barnett, Nga T. Nguyen, Janice C. Baranowski, and Tom Baranowski

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Biomarkers of myocardial stress and systemic inflammation in patients who engage in heart failure self-care management, Christopher S. Lee, Debra K. Moser, Terry A. Lennie, Nancy C. Tkacs, Kenneth B. Margulies, and Barbara Riegel

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Event-free survival in adults with heart failure who engage in self-care management, C. Lee, Debra K. Moser, Terry A. Lennie, and Barbara Riegel

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Physical activity during youth sports practices, Desiree Leek, Jordan A. Carlson, Kelli L. Cain, Sara Henrichon, Dori E. Rosenberg, Kevin Patrick, and James F. Sallis

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Reliability and concurrent validity of the perometer for measuring hand volume in women with and without lymphedema, Mi-Joung Lee, Robert Boland, Sharon Anne Czerniec, and Sharon Kilbreath

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Reliability and concurrent validity of the perometer for measuring hand volume in women with and without lymphedema, Mi-Joung Lee, Robert Boland, Sharon Czerniec, and Sharon Kilbreath

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Leucine as a pharmaconutrient to prevent and treat sarcopenia and type 2 diabetes, Marika Leenders and Luc J. C. van Loon

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Prolonged leucine supplementation does not augment muscle mass or affect glycemic control in elderly type 2 diabetic men, Marika Leenders, Lex B. Verdijk, Letty van der Hoeven, Janneau van Kranenburg, Fred Hartgens, Will K. W. H. Wodzig, Wim H. M. Saris, and Luc J. C. van Loon

Study protocol: A randomised non-inferiority controlled trial of a single versus a four intradermal sterile water injection technique for relief of continuous lower back pain during labour, Nigel J. Lee, P. Coxeter, M. Beckmann, J. Webster, V. Wright, T. Smith, and Sue Kildea

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Spine-hip discordance and fracture risk assessment: A physician-friendly FRAX enhancement, William D. Leslie, Lisa Lix, Helena Johansson, Anders Oden, Eugene McCloskey, and John A. Kanis

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Construction of a FRAX® model for the assessment of fracture probability in Canada and implications for treatment, William D. Leslie, Lisa M. Lix, L. Langsetmo, C. Berger, David Goltzman, David A. Hanley, J. D. Adachi, Helena Johansson, Anders Oden, Eugene McCloskey, and John A. Kanis

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Exercise training reverses impaired skeletal muscle metabolism induced by artificial selection for low aerobic capacity, S Lessard, D Rivas, E Stephenson, B Yaspelkis III, L Koch, S Britton, and John Hawley

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The effect of acute exercise on undercarboxylated osteocalcin in obese men, Itamar Levinger, Roger M. Zebaze, G. Jeru, David L. Hare, Steve Selig, and Ego Seeman