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

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Osteoporosis update from the 2010 Santa Fe Bone Symposium, E. Michael Lewiecki, John P. Bilezikian, Sundeep Khosla, Robert Marcus, Michael R. McClung, Paul D. Miller, Nelson B. Watts, and Michael Maricic

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Official positions for FRAX® Bone Mineral Density and FRAX® Simplification. From Joint official positions Development Conference of the International Society for Clinical Densitometry and International Osteoporosis Foundation on FRAX, E. Michael Lewiecki, Juliet E. Compston, Paul D. Miller, Jonathan D. Adachi, Judith E. Adams, William D. Leslie, John A. Kanis, Alireza Moayyeri, Robert A. Adler, Didier B. Hans, David L. Kendler, Adolfo Diez-Perez, Marc-Antoine Krieg, Basel K. Masri, Roman R. Lorenc, Douglas C. Bauer, Glen M. Blake, Robert G. Josse, Patricia Clark, and Aliya A. Khan

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Darbepoetin Alfa impact on health status in diabetes patients with kidney disease: A randomized trial, Eldrin F. Lewis, Marc A. Pfeffer, Amy Feng, Hajime Uno, John J. V. McMurray, Robert D. Toto, Shravanthi R. Gandra, Scott D. Solomon, Moustafa Moustafa, Iain C. MacDougall, Francesco Locatelli, and Patrick S. Parfrey

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Engaging undergraduate nursing students in face-to-face tutorials, Peter Andrew Lewis, Ruth Elder, Carol A. Windsor, Margaret Wheeler, Elizabeth Forster, Joanne Foster, and Helen Chapman

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A prospective pilot study evaluating the 'cardiac decompensation score' in the setting of intraaortic balloon counterpulsation, Peter Lewis, Harry Bartlett, Shane Townsend, Mary Denise Courtney, Daniel Mullany, and Fiona Coyer

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Joint associations of physical activity and screen time with overweight among japanese adults, Yung Liao, Kazuhiro Harada, Ai Shibata, and Kaori Ishii

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Selective attention to treat bias in delusion-prone individuals, Michelle H. Lim, John Gleeson, and Henry J. Jackson

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Selective Attention to Threat Bias in Delusion-Prone Individuals, Michelle H. Lim, John Gleeson, and Henry J. Jackson

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Sex differences in risk factors for aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage: A cohort study, H. Lindekleiv, M. S. Sandvei, I. Njølstad, Maja-Lisa Løchen, P. R. Romundstad, L. Vatten, T. Ingebrigtsen, A. Vik, and E. B. Mathiesen

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Students' emotions and academic engagement: Introduction to the special issue, Lisa Linnenbrink-Garcia and Reinhard Pekrun

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Clinical and prognostic effects of atrial fibrillation in heart failure patients with reduced and preserved left ventricular ejection fraction, Gerard Linssen, Michiel Rienstra, Tiny Jaarsma, Adriaan Voors, Isabelle van Gelder, Hans Hillege, and Dirk van Veldhuisen

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Electro-cortical implicit race bias does not vary with participants' race or sex, Ottmar V. Lipp, Kimberley M. Mallan, Frances H. Martin, Deborah J. Terry, and Joanne R. Smith

Sequential release of BMP-7 and VEGF from the PLGA/AK-Gelatin composite scaffolds, G. Liu, W. Fan, X. Miao, Y. Xiao, David Andrew Good, and M. Wei

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Vitamin D status and outcomes in heart failure patients, Licette Liu, Adriaan Voors, Dirk van Veldhuisen, Eveline van der Veer, Anne Belonje, Mariusz Szymanski, Herman Sillje, Wiek van Gilst, Tiny Jaarsma, and Rudolf de Boer

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The development and descriptions of an evidence-based case management educational program, Wen-I Liu, Helen Edwards, and Mary Denise Courtney

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Exploring Issues of Participation Among Adolescents with Cerebral Palsy :What's Important to Them?, Michael Livingston, Debra Stewart, Peter Rosenbaum, and Dianne Russell

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The influence of levels of processing on recall from working memory and delayed recall tasks, Vanessa Loaiza, David McCabe, Jessie Youngblood, Nathan Rose, and Joel Myerson

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Hjelp til røykeslutt for hjertepasienter, Maja-Lisa Loechen

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Separate and combined associations of body-mass index and abdominal adiposity with cardiovascular disease: collaborative analysis of 58 prospective studies, Maja-Lisa Loechen and The Emerging Risk Factors Collaboration

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The oral health of critically ill children: An observational cohort study, Debbie Long, Amanda Ullman, and Peter Andrew Lewis

Temporal ordering of motivational quality and athlete burnout in elite sport, Christopher Lonsdale and K Hodge

Measuring student motivation for physical education :Examining the psychometric properties of the Perceived Locus of Causality Questionnaire and the Situational Motivation Scale, Christopher Lonsdale, C Sabiston, Ian Taylor, and N Ntoumanis

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Hip fracture risk in older US adults by treatment eligibility status based on new National Osteoporosis Foundation guidance, A. C. Looker, B. Dawson-Hughes, Anna N. A. Tosteson, Helena Johansson, John A. Kanis, and Lisa J. Melton

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The Heart failure and Optimal Outcomes from Pharmacy Study (HOOPS): Rationale, design, and baseline characteristics, Richard Lowrie, Frances S. Mair, Nicola Greenlaw, Paul Forsyth, Alex McConnachie, Janice Richardson, Nina Khan, Deborah Morrison, Claudia-Martina Messow, Brian Rae, and John J. V. McMurray

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A 2 x 2 Taxonomy of Multilevel Latent Contextual Models :Accuracy-Bias Trade-Offs in Full and Partial Error Correction Models, Oliver Ludtke, Herbert Marsh, Alexander Robitzsch, and Ulrich Trautwein

Self-efficacy as a moderator of the planning-behaviour relationship in interventions designed to promote physical activity, A Luszczynska, Ralf Schwarzer, S Lippke, and M Mazurkiewicz

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The advisory brought to practice : Routine screening on depression (and anxiety) in coronary heart disease; consequences and implications, M. Luttik, Trijntje Jaarsma, Robbert Sanderman, and J. Fleer

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Television viewing time of colorectal cancer survivors is associated prospectively with quality of life, Brigid Lynch, Ester Cerin, Neville Owen, Anna Hawkes, and Joanne Aitken

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Objectively assessed physical activity, sedentary time and waist circumference among prostate cancer survivors : Findings from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (2003-2006), Brigid Lynch, David Dunstan, Elizabeth Winkler, Genevieve Healy, E. Eakin, and Neville Owen

Spirituality and the treatment of substance use disorders :An exploration of forgiveness, resentment and purpose in life, Geoffrey Lyons, F Deane, Peter Caputi, and Peter Kelly

Faith-based substance abuse treatment :Is it just about God? Exploring treatment providers' attitudes toward spirituality, forgiveness and secular components of treatment, Geoffrey Lyons, F Deane, and Peter Kelly

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Basic gait and symmetry measures for primary school-aged children and young adults. II: Walking at slow, free and fast speed, N. Lythgo, Cameron Wilson, and Mary Galea

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Radiofrequency ablation for persistent atrial fibrillation in patients with advanced heart failure and severe left ventricular systolic dysfunction: A randomised controlled trial, Michael R. Macdonald, Derek T. Connelly, Nathaniel M. Hawkins, Tracey Steedman, John Payne, Morag Shaw, Martin Denvir, Sai Bhagra, Sandy Small, William Martin, John J. V. McMurray, and Mark C. Petrie

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Incidence and prevalence of unrecognized myocardial infarction in people with diabetes: A substudy of the Rosiglitazone Evaluated for Cardiac Outcomes and Regulation of glycemia in Diabetes (RECORD) study, Michael R. Macdonald, Mark C. Petrie, Philip D. Home, Michel Komajda, Nigel P. Jones, Henning Beck-Nielsen, Ramon Gomis, Markolf Hanefeld, Stuart J. Pocock, Paula S. Curtis, and John J. V. McMurray

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Examining the validity and reliability of the Chinese version of the International Physical Activity Questionnaire, long form (IPAQ-LC), Duncan MacFarlane, Anson Chan, and Ester Cerin

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Trends in incidence and in short term survival following a subarachnoid haemorrhage in Scotland, 1986 - 2005: A retrospective cohort study, Karen J. Macpherson, James D. Lewsey, Pardeep S. Jhund, Michelle Gillies, Jim WT Chalmers, Adam Redpath, Andrew Briggs, Matthew Walters, Peter Langhorne, Simon Capewell, John JV McMurray, and Kate MacIntyre

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The role of self-esteem contingencies in the distinction between obsessive and harmonious passion, Genevieve Mageau, Joelle Carpentier, and Robert Vallerand

Big-Five personality factors, obesity and 2-year weight gain in Australian adults, Christopher Magee and Patrick Charles Lionel Heaven

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A brief educational intervention using acceptance and commitment therapy: Four injured athletes' experiences, John William Mahoney and Stephanie J. Hanrahan

The Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale :Factor validity and reliability in a French sample of adolescents with intellectual Disability, Christophe Maiano, Alexandre Morin, and J Begarie

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The intellectual disability version of the very short form of the physical self-inventory (PSi-VS-ID) :Cross-validation and measurement invariance across gender, weight, age and intellectual disability level, Christophe Maiano, Alexandre Morin, Jerome Begarie, and Gregory Ninot

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Indicators of distress in families of children with cerebral palsy, Annette Majnemer, Michael Shevell, Mary Law, Chantal Poulin, and Peter Rosenbaum

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Challenging symptom profiles of life-limiting conditions in children: A survey of care professionals and families, Cari Malcolm, Elizabeth Forbat, Gillian Anderson, Faith Gibson, and Richard Hain

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The relationship between self-reported animal fear and ERP modulation : Evidence for enhanced processing and fear of harmless invertebrates in snake- and spider-fearful individuals, Kimberley Mallan and Ottmar Lipp

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Examining collaborative dialogue among couples: A window into prospective memory processes, J. A. Margrett, C. Reese-Melancon, and Peter Rendell

Assessing the Forms and Functions of Aggression Using Self-Report :Factor Structure and invariance of the Peer Conflict Scale in Youths, M Marsee, C Barry, K Childs, Paul Frick, Eva Kimonis, L Munoz, K Aucoin, G Fassnacht, M Kunimatsu, and K Lau

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Use of student ratings to benchmark universities :multilevel modeling of responses to the Australian Course Experience Questionnaire (CEQ), Herbert Marsh, Paul Ginns, Alexandre Morin, Benjamin Nagengast, and Andrew Martin

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Content analysis of school anti-bullying policies :A comparison between New Zealand and Victoria, Australia, Louise Marsh, Rob McGee, Sheryl A. Hemphill, and Sheila Williams

Two hour glucose post loading :A biomarker of cardiovascular risk in isolated clinic hypertension, Catherine Martin, James Cameron, Suzi Chen, and Barry McGrath

Early Age Alcohol Use and Later Alcohol Problems in Adolescents :individual and Peer Mediators in a Bi-National Study, Walter Mason, John Toumbourou, Todd Herrenkohl, Sheryl Hemphill, Richard Catalano, and George Patton

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A systematic meta-review grading the evidence for non-genetic risk factors and putative antecedents of schizophrenia, Sandra L. Matheson, Alana M. Shepherd, Kristin R. Laurens, and Vaughn J. Carr

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A systematic meta-review grading the evidence for non-genetic risk factors and putative antecedents of schizophrenia, Sandra L. Matheson, Alana M. Shepherd, Kristin R. Laurens, and Vaughn J. Carr

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Carotid plaque area and intima-media thickness in prediction of first-ever ischemic stroke: A 10-year follow-up of 6584 men and women: The Tromsø Study, Ellisiv B. Mathiesen, Stein Harald Johnsen, Tom Wilsgaard, Kaare Harald Bonaa, Maja-Lisa Lochen, and Inger Njolstad

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A theoretical analysis showed that blinding cannot eliminate potential for bias associated with beliefs about allocation in randomized clinical trials, Paul Mathieu, Genevieve Healy, Elizabeth Eakin, Bronwyn Clark, David Dunstan, Jonathan Shaw, Paul Zimmet, and Neville Owen

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Practical nutritional recommendations for the athlete, Ronald J. Maughan and Louise M. Burke

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Adolescents' use of indoor tanning: A large-scale evaluation of psychosocial, environmental, and policy-level correlates, Joni A. Mayer, Susan I. Woodruff, Donald J. Slymen, James F. Sallis, Jean L. Forster, Elizabeth J. Clapp, Katherine D. Hoerster, Latrice C. Pichon, John R. Weeks, George E. Belch, Martin A. Weinstock, and Todd Gilmer

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Inhibitory motor control in old age :Evidence for de-automatization?, Elizabeth Maylor, Kulbir Birak, and Friederike Schlaghecken

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Effects of distraction on visual enumeration in children and adults, Elizabeth Maylor, Derrick Watson, and Emma Hartley

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A web-based normative data tool for assessing cognitive performance in healthy older Australians, Simon J. McBride, Cassandra E. I. Szoeke, Norm M. Good, David Ames, Ralph N. Martins, Colin L. Masters, Paul Thomas Maruff, Christopher C. Rowe, Greg Savage, and Kathryn A. Ellis

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An RCT to evaluate the utility of a clinical protocol for staff in the management of behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia in residential aged-care settings, Jo McCabe, Lauren Arundell, Clare Hume, Helen Brown, Kylie Hesketh, David Dunstan, Robin Daly, Natalie Pearson, Ester Cerin, Marj Moodie, Lauren Sheppard, Mai Chin Paw, and David Crawford

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Role of media and peers on body change strategies among adult men: Is body size important?, Marita McCabe and Shauna McGreevy

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Depressive symptoms and psychosocial functioning in preadolescent children, Marita Patricia McCabe, Lina A. Ricciardelli, and Sophie Banfield

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Body image, weight loss and muscle building among Tongan adolescents in Tonga and New Zealand, Marita P. McCabe, Kalasita Fotu, and Ofa Dewes

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Body satisfaction among adolescents in eight different countries, Marita P. McCabe, Matthew Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, David Mellor, Lina Ricciardelli, Helen Skouteris, and Alex Mussap

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The Impact of Oral ED Medication on Female Partners' Relationship Satisfaction, Marita P. McCabe, Elodie J. O'Connor, John V. Conaglen, and Helen M. Conaglen

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Screening for comorbid substance use disorders among people with a mental health diagnosis who present to emergency departments, Marita P. McCabe, Petra K. Staiger, Anna C. Thomas, Wendy Cross, and Lina Ricciardelli

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Weight gain associated with taking psychotropic medication: An integrative review, Andrea McCloughen and Kim Narelle Foster

Upper limb function and deformity in cerebral palsy :a review of classification systems, Karen McConnell, Linda Johnston, and Claire Kerr

Urinary tract infection: A less well-known winter risk?, Tracey McDonald

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Impressions of ageing and aged care, Tracey McDonald, Frances Russell, June Casey, Renee Hissink, and Bronwyn Gordon

The use of Nintendo Wii Balance Boards for real-time investigation of weight bearing asymmetry, Rian P. McGough, Kade L. Paterson, Elizabeth Bradshaw, A. Bryant, and R. Clark

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Support surfaces for treating pressure ulcers (Review), Elizabeth McInnes, Jo C. Dumville, Asmara Jammali-Blasi, and Sally E. M. Bell-Syer

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Support surfaces for pressure ulcer prevention (Review), Elizabeth McInnes, Asmara Jammali-Blasi, Sally E. M. Bell-Syer, Jo C. Dumville, and Nicky Cullum

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Older people's views in relation to risk of falling and need for intervention: A meta-ethnography, Elizabeth McInnes, Kate Seers, and Liz Tutton

Improving the ability of mental health nurses to give second opinion in judicial reviews :An evaluation study, Brian McKenna, Anthony O'Brien, and Maria O'Shea

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Undergraduate midwifery students' first experiences with stillbirth and neonatal death, L. McKenna and Colleen Rolls

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Role of vasodilation in cognitive impairment, Skye Nadine McLennan, Ada Lam, Jane Mathias, Simon Kolbar, Monica Hamilton-Bruce, and Jim Jannes

Validity of the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) as a screening test for Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) in a cardiovascular population, Skye Nadine McLennan, Jane Mathias, Lucy Brennan, and Simon Stewart

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Influence of Family Factors and Supervised Alcohol Use on Adolescent Alcohol Use and Harms :Similarities Between Youth in Different Alcohol Policy Contexts, B. J. McMorris, R. F. Catalano, M. J. Kim, J. W. Toumbourou, and Sheryl Hemphill

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CONSENSUS to EMPHASIS: The overwhelming evidence which makes blockade of the reninangiotensinaldosterone system the cornerstone of therapy for systolic heart failure, John J. V. McMurray

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Heart failure: Acute ischemic events in HF-should we include sudden death?, John J. V. McMurray

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Heart failure: Not enough pump iron?, John J. V. McMurray and Piotr P. Ponikowski

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Calcium handling in the failing heart and SUMO -Weighing the evidence, John J. V. McMurray and Godfrey L. Smith

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Predictors of fatal and nonfatal cardiovascular events in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, chronic kidney disease, and anemia: An analysis of the Trial to Reduce cardiovascular Events with Aranesp (darbepoetin-alfa) Therapy (TREAT), John J.V. McMurray, Hajime Uno, Petr Jarolim, Akshay S. Desai, D. de Zeeuw, Kai-Uwe Eckardt, Peter Ivanovich, Andrew S. Levey, E. F. Lewis, Janet B. McGill, Patrick Parfrey, Hans-Henrik Parving, Robert M. Toto, Scott D. Solomon, and Marc A. Pfeffer

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Boundary matters: clinical leadership and the distinctive disciplinary contribution of nursing to multidisciplinary care, Martin McNamara, Gerard Fealy, Mary Casey, Ruth Geraghty, Maree Johnson, Phil Halligan, Pearl Treacy, and Michelle Butler

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Active commuting to school and association with physical activity and adiposity among US youth, Jason Mendoza, Kathy Watson, Nga Nguyen, Ester Cerin, Tom Baranowski, and Theresa Nicklas

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Frontotemporal connections in episodic memory and aging: A diffusion MRI tractography study, Claudia Metzler-Baddeley, Derek Kenton Jones, Boubakeur Belaroussi, John P. Aggleton, and Michael J. O'Sullivan

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Oxytocin and vasopressin in the human brain: Social neuropeptides for translational medicine, Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg, Gregor Domes, Peter Kirsch, and Markus Heinrichs

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Is childhood OCD a risk factor for eating disorders in later life? A longitudinal study, Nadia Micali, Kristina Hilton, Eriko Natatani, Isobel Heyman, Cynthia Michelle Turner, and David Mataix-Cols

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The status of Australian nurse practitioners: The second national census, Sandy Middleton, Anne Gardner, G. Gardner, and P R. Della

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Death, dependency and health status 90 days following hospital admission for acute stroke in NSW, Sandy Middleton, C. Levi, J. Ward, J. Grimshaw, R. Griffiths, C. D'Este, S. Dale, C. Quinn, M. Evans, D. Cadilhac, and P. McElduff

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Implementation of evidence-based treatment protocols to manage fever, hyperglycaemia, and swallowing dysfunction in acute stroke (QASC): a cluster randomised controlled trial, Sandy Middleton, Patrick McElduff, Jeanette Ward, Jeremy M. Grimshaw, Simeon Dale, Catherine D'Este, Peta Drury, Rhonda Griffiths, N. Wah Cheung, Clare Quinn, Malcolm Evans, Dominique Cadilhac, and Christopher Levi

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Implementation of evidence-based treatment protocols to manage fever, hyperglycaemia, and swallowing dysfunction in acute stroke (QASC) :a cluster randomised controlled trial, Sandy Middleton, P. McElduff, J. Ward, J. Grimshaw, S. Dale, C. D'Este, P. Drury, R. Griffiths, N. Cheung, C. Quinn, M. Evans, D. Cadilhac, and C. Levi

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Can a mind have two time lines? Exploring space-time mapping in Mandarin and English speakers, Lynden Miles, Lucy Tan, Grant Noble, Joanne Lumsden, and C. Neil Macrae

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Adapting the Bilingual Aphasia Test to Rarotongan (Cook Islands Maori) :Linguistic and clinical considerations, Amanda Miller Amberber

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Switching languages in bilingual aphasia :evidence of grammatical impairment from Rarotongan, Maltese, French and English, Amanda Miller Amberber, Lyndsey Nickels, Stephen Crain, and Max Coltheart

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The impact of Australia's new graphic cigarette packet warnings on smokers' beliefs and attitudes, C. Miller, D. J. Hill, P. Quester, and Janet E. Hiller

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Smokers' recall of Australian graphic cigarette packet warnings & awareness of associated health effects, 2005-2008, C. Miller, P. Quester, D J. Hill, and Janet E. Hiller

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Effect of denosumab on bone mineral density and biochemical markers of bone turnover: Six-year results of a phase 2 clinical trial, Paul D. Miller, Rachel B. Wagman, Munro Peacock, E. Michael Lewiecki, and Michael A. Bolognese

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Influence of athletic training on vertical stiffness, Emma Millett and Raul Landeo