Celebrating THS research!

Sunday, 21 February, 2016

Tropical Health Solutions (THS) assists individuals and groups to undertake research on an ongoing or case by case basis. This is one of our jobs! The THS Directors, however, are productive academics in their own right. THS directors now have 27 publications under the THS banner. Pretty good going for a "commercial" entity! Our goal is to do research to academic standards and we think our publication record attests to this. If you want assistance with publication or any research-related topic, please contact us for an obligation-free quote.

27. Fernando M, Crowther RG, Cunningham M, Lazzarini PA, Sangla KS, Buttner P, Golledge J. The reproducibility of acquiring three dimensional gait and plantar pressure data using established protocols in participants with and without type 2 diabetes and foot ulcers. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 2016;9:4. doi:10.1186/s13047-016-0135-8.

26. Asugeni J, MacLaren D, Massey PD, Speare R. Mental health issues from rising sea level in a remote coastal region of the Solomon Islands: current and future. Australasian Psychiatry 2015;23(6 Suppl):22-25. doi: 10.1177/1039856215609767.
25. Bradbury R, Speare R. Spurious passage of Meloidogyne spp. eggs in human stool - Forgotten, but not gone. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 2015;53(4):1458-1459. doi: 10.1128/JCM.03384-14
24. Canyon DV, Burkle FM, Speare R. Managing community resilience to climate extremes, rapid unsustainable urbanization, emergencies of scarcity, and biodiversity crises by use of a Disaster Risk Reduction Bank. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness 2015;9(6):619-624. doi: 10.1017/dmp.2015.124
23. Diau J, Christopher Jimuru C, Asugeni J, Asugeni L, Puia M, McLaren D, Speare R, Massey PD. Outbreak investigation: Measles in a remote area of Solomon Islands, 2014. Western Pacific Surveillance and Response Journal 2015;6(3):17-21. doi: 10.5365/wpsar.2015.6.2.001
22. Harrington H, Bradbury R, Taeka J, Asugeni J, Asugeni V, Igeni T, Gwala J, Newton L, Fa CE; anuabae, Kilivisi FL, Esau D, Flores A, Ribeyro E, Liku D, Muse A, Asugeni L, Talana J, Shield J, MacLaren DJ, Massey PD, Muller R, Speare R. Prevalence of soil-transmitted helminths in remote villages in East Kwaio, Solomon Islands. Western Pac Surveill Response J. 2015;6(3):51-8. doi: 10.5365/WPSAR.2015.6.1.016.
21. Lim CK, Crawford A, Moore CV, Gasser RB, Nelson R, Koehler AV, Bradbury RS, Speare R, Dhatrak D, Weldhagena GF. First human case of fatal Halicephalobus gingivalis meningoencephalitis in Australia. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 2015;53(5):1768-1774. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00032-15.
20. Massey PD, Asugeni R, Wakageni J, Kekeubata E, Maena'aadi J, Laete'esafi J, Waneagea J, Asugeni V, Maclaren D, Speare R. Steps on a journey to TB control in Solomon Islands. A cross-sectional, mixed methods pre-post evaluation of a local language story-based DVD about TB. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2015;15:1. doi:10.1186/s12914-015-0041-3
19. Quinn EK, Massey PD, Speare R. Communicable diseases in rural and remote Australia: the need for improved understanding and action. Rural Remote Health 2015;15(3):3371.
18. Speare R, Mendez D, Judd J, Reid S, Tzipori S, Massey PD. Willingness to consult a veterinarian on physician's advice for zoonotic diseases: A formal role for veterinarians in medicine? PLoS One 2015;10(8):e0131406. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0131406.
17. MacLaren DJ, McBride WJ, Kelly GC, Muller R, Tommbe R, Kaldor JM, Vallely AJ. HIV prevalence is strongly associated with geographical variations in male circumcision and foreskin cutting in Papua New Guinea: an ecological study. Sexually Transmitted Infections 2015;91(7):502-505. doi: 10.1136/sextrans-2014-051970.
16. Speare R, Miller A, Page WA. Strongyloidiasis: a case for notification in Australia? Medical Journal of Australia 2015;202(10):523-524.
15. Carlos C, Capistrano R, Tobora CF, delos Reyes MR, Lupisan S, Corpuz A, Aumentado C, Suy LL, Hall J, Donald J, Counahan M, Curless MS, Rhymer W, Gavin M, Lynch C, Black MA, Anduyon AD, Buttner P, Speare R. Hospital preparedness for Ebola virus disease: a training course in the Philippines. Western Pacific Surveillance and Response Journal 2015;6(1):33-43. doi: 10.2471/WPSAR.2014.5.4.008.
14. Heal C, Sriharan S, Buttner PG, Kimber D. Comparing non-sterile to sterile gloves for minor surgery: a prospective randomised controlled non-inferiority trial. Medical Journal of Australia 2015;202(1):27-31.

13. Mendez D, Buttner P, Speare R. Hendra virus in Queensland, Australia, during the winter of 2011: veterinarians on the path to better management strategies. Preventive Veterinary Medicine 2014;117(1):40-51. doi: 10.1016/j.prevetmed.2014.08.002.
12. Mendez DH, Kelly J, Buttner P, Nowak N, Speare R. Management of the slowly emerging zoonosis, Hendra virus, by private veterinarians in Queensland, Australia: a qualitative study. BMC Veterinary Research 2014;10:215. doi:10.1186/s12917-014-0215-6
11. Miller A, Smith M, Judd J, Speare R. Strongyloides stercoralis: systematic review of barriers to controlling strongyloidiasis for Australian Indigenous communities. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 2014; 8(9):e3141. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0003141
10. Oloifana-Polosovai H, Gwala J, Harrington H, Massey PD, Ribeyro E, Flores A, Speare C, McBride E, MacLaren D, Speare R. A marked decline in the incidence of malaria in a remote region of Malaita, Solomon Islands, 2008 to 2013. Western Pacific
Surveillance and Response Journal 2014;5(3):30-39. doi: 10.5365/WPSAR.2014.5.3.002.
9. Speare R, Harrington H, Canyon D, Massey PD. A systematic literature review of pediculosis due to head lice in Pacific Island Countries and Territories: What country specific research on head lice is needed? BMC Dermatology 2014;14:11. doi: 10.1186/1471-5945-14-11
8. Speare R, Weld H, Counahan M, Canyon DV. Pediculosis screening for school children. Chapter 8 in School Health Screening Systems: Children’s issues, Laws and Programs. Eds. McPherson B, Driscol C. Nova Science Publishers; Hauppauge, USA. 2014. p.163-195.
7. Turner D, Harrison SL, Buettner P, Nowak M. Does being a "SunSmart School" influence hat-wearing compliance? An ecological study of hat-wearing rates at Australian primary schools in a region of high sun exposure. Preventive Medicine 2014;60:107-114. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2013.12.020.

6. Buettner PG, Westcott DA, Maclean J, Brown L, McKeown A, Johnson A, Wilson K, Blair D, Luly J, Skerratt L, Muller R, Speare R. Tick paralysis in spectacled flying-foxes (Pteropus conspicillatus) on the Atherton Tableland: impact of a terrestrial ectoparasite finding a non-terrestrial host. PLoS One 2013;8(9):e73078. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0073078
5. Canyon DV, Muller R. Oviposition and olfaction responses of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes to insecticides. Tropical Biomedicine 2013;30(4):691-688.
4. Harrington H, Asugeni A, Jimuru C, Gwalaa J, Ribeyro E, Bradbury R, Joseph H, Melrose W, MacLaren D, Speare R. A practical strategy for responding to a case of lymphatic filariasis post-elimination in Pacific Islands. Parasites and Vectors 2013;6:218 doi: 10.1186/1756-3305-6-218
3. Mendez D, Buttner P, Speare R. Response of Australian veterinarians to the announcement of a Hendra virus vaccine becoming available. Australian Veterinary Journal 2013;91(8):328-331. doi: 10.1111/avj.12092.
2. Massey PD, Asugeni R, Wakageni,J, Kekeubata E, Maena’aadi J, Laete’esafi J, Waneagea J, Harrington H, Fangaria G, MacLaren D, Speare R. Progress towards TB control in East Kwaio, Solomon Islands. Rural and Remote Health 2013;13:2555.
1. Schrieber L, Towers R, Muscatello G, Speare R. Transmission of Streptococcus dysgalactiae subsp. equisimilis between child and dog in an Aboriginal Australian community. Zoonoses and Public Health 2013;61(2):145-148. doi: 10.1111/zph.12057

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