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A cluster of acute rheumatic fever cases among Aboriginal Australians in a remote community with high baseline incidence

Francis, J. R., Gargan, C., Remenyi, B., Ralph, A. P., Draper, A., Holt, D., Krause, V. & Hardie, K., 17 Apr 2019, In : Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health. 43, 3, p. 288-293 6 p.

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Rheumatic Fever
Incidence
Streptococcus
Public Health
Disease Outbreaks

Adjunctive vitamin D in tuberculosis treatment: meta-analysis of individual participant data

Jolliffe, D. A., Ganmaa, D., Wejse, C., Raqib, R., Haq, M. A., Salahuddin, N., Daley, P. K., Ralph, A. P., Ziegler, T. R. & Martineau, A. R., Mar 2019, In : The European respiratory journal. 53, 3, 1802003.

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Sputum
Vitamin D
Meta-Analysis
Tuberculosis
Pulmonary Tuberculosis
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Bridging the knowledge-practice gap in tuberculosis contact management in a high-burden setting: a mixed-methods protocol for a multicenter health system strengthening study

Lestari, T., Graham, S., Van den Boogard, C., Triasih, R., Poespoprodjo, J. R., Ubra, R. R., Kenangalem, E., Mahendradhata, Y., Anstey, N. M., Bailie, R. S. & Ralph, A. P., 19 Mar 2019, In : Implementation Science. 14, 1, p. 1-15 15 p., 31.

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Tuberculosis
Health Personnel
Health
Quality Improvement
Social Media

Case report: Concurrent rheumatic fever and acute post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis in a high-burden setting

Nakauyaca, A. V., Ralph, A. P., Majoni, W. S. & Kangaharan, N., 1 Jan 2019, In : American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 101, 5, p. 1054-1057 4 p.

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Oliguria
Complement C3
Troponin
Pericarditis
Aortic Valve Insufficiency

Case Report: Severe Disseminated Gonococcal Infection with Polyarticular Gout: Two Cases in Older Travelers

Smith, E. L., Hodgetts, K. E., Ralph, A. P. & Anstey, N. M., 1 Jan 2019, In : The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene . 100, 1, p. 209-212 4 p.

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Gout
Infection
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Joints
Philippines

Community-based participatory action research on rheumatic heart disease in an Australian Aboriginal homeland: Evaluation of the ‘On track watch’ project

Haynes, E., Marawili, M., Marika, B. M., Mitchell, A. G., Phillips, J., Bessarab, D., Walker, R., Cook, J. & Ralph, A. P., 1 Jun 2019, In : Evaluation and Program Planning. 74, June, p. 38-53 16 p.

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Community-Based Participatory Research
Rheumatic Heart Disease
action research
Health Services Research
cardiovascular disease
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Concerns for efficacy of a 30-valent M-protein-based Streptococcus pyogenes vaccine in regions with high rates of rheumatic heart disease

Giffard, P., Tong, S. Y. C., Holt, D., Ralph, A. & Currie, B., 3 Jul 2019, In : PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 13, 7, p. 1-20 20 p., e0007511.

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Rheumatic Heart Disease
Streptococcus pyogenes
Vaccines
Northern Territory
Proteins

Four-Weekly Benzathine Penicillin G Provides Inadequate Protection against Acute Rheumatic Fever in Some Children

de Dassel, J. L., Malik, H., Ralph, A. P., Hardie, K., Remenyi, B. & Francis, J. R., 1 May 2019, In : The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene . 100, 5, p. 1118-1120 3 p.

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Penicillin G Benzathine
Rheumatic Fever
Recurrence
Northern Territory
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Potential for molecular testing for group a streptococcus to improve diagnosis and management in a high-risk population: A prospective study

Ralph, A. P., Holt, D. C., Islam, S., Osowicki, J., Carroll, D. E., Tong, S. Y. C. & Bowen, A. C., 1 Apr 2019, In : Open Forum Infectious Diseases. 6, 4, p. 1-9 9 p., ofz097.

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Streptococcus
Prospective Studies
Rheumatic Fever
Pharynx
Population

Priorities for improved management of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease: Analysis of cross-sectional continuous quality improvement data in Aboriginal primary healthcare centres in Australia

Katzenellenbogen, J. M., Bond-Smith, D., Ralph, A. P., Wilmot, M., Marsh, J., Bailie, R. & Matthews, V., 29 Nov 2019, In : Australian Health Review. 10 p.

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Rheumatic Heart Disease
Rheumatic Fever
Quality Improvement
Primary Health Care
Cross-Sectional Studies

Streptococcal Serology in Acute Rheumatic Fever Patients: Findings From 2 High-income, High-burden Settings

Jack, S., Moreland, N. J., Meagher, J., Fittock, M., Galloway, Y. & Ralph, A. P., 1 Jan 2019, In : The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. 38, 1, p. e1-e6 6 p.

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Rheumatic Fever
Serology
New Zealand
Antistreptolysin
Northern Territory
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The end rheumatic heart disease in Australia study of epidemiology (ERASE) project: Data sources, case ascertainment and cohort profile

Katzenellenbogen, J. M., Bond-Smith, D., Seth, R. J., Dempsey, K., Cannon, J., Nedkoff, L., Sanfilippo, F. M., de Klerk, N., Hung, J., Geelhoed, E., Williamson, D., Wyber, R., Ralph, A. P. & Bessarab, D., 15 Nov 2019, In : Clinical Epidemiology. 11, p. 997-1010 14 p.

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File
Rheumatic Heart Disease
Information Storage and Retrieval
Epidemiology
Rheumatic Fever
Databases

Training for Tuberculosis Elimination in Indonesia: Achievements, Reflections, and Potential for Impact

Main, S., Lestari, T., Triasih, R., Chan, G., Davidson, L., Majumdar, S., Santoso, D., Phung, S., Lukkala, J., Graham, S., du Cross, P. & Ralph, A., Sep 2019, In : Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease. 4, 3, p. 1-12 12 p., 0107.

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Indonesia
Tuberculosis
Learning
Education
Administrative Personnel

“That Heart Sickness”: Young Aboriginal People’s Understanding of Rheumatic Fever

Mitchell, A. G., Belton, S., Johnston, V., Gondarra, W. & Ralph, A. P., 2 Jan 2019, In : Medical Anthropology: Cross Cultural Studies in Health and Illness. 38, 1, p. 1-14 14 p.

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Rheumatic Fever
Language
illness
language
Social Determinants of Health
2018
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Aboriginal children and penicillin injections for rheumatic fever: How much of a problem is injection pain?

Mitchell, A. G., Belton, S., Johnston, V., Read, C., Scrine, C. & Ralph, A. P., Feb 2018, In : Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health. 42, 1, p. 46-51 6 p.

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Rheumatic Fever
Penicillins
Pain
Injections
Aptitude
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How many doses make a difference? An analysis of secondary prevention of rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease

de Dassel, J. L., de Klerk, N., Carapetis, J. R. & Ralph, A. P., 1 Dec 2018, In : Journal of the American Heart Association. 7, 24, p. 1-22 22 p., e010223.

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Rheumatic Heart Disease
Rheumatic Fever
Secondary Prevention
Odds Ratio
Recurrence
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Improving delivery of secondary prophylaxis for rheumatic heart disease in a high-burden setting: Outcome of a stepped-wedge, community, randomized trial

Ralph, A. P., De Dassel, J. L., Kirby, A., Read, C., Mitchell, A. G., Maguire, G. P., Currie, B. J., Bailie, R. S., Johnston, V. & Carapetis, J. R., 17 Jul 2018, In : Journal of the American Heart Association. 7, 14, p. 1-15 15 p., e009308.

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Rheumatic Heart Disease
Rheumatic Fever
Penicillins
Recurrence
Injections
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Qualitative evaluation of a complex intervention to improve rheumatic heart disease secondary prophylaxis

Read, C., Mitchell, A. G., de Dassel, J. L., Scrine, C., Hendrickx, D., Bailie, R. S., Johnston, V., Maguire, G. P., Schultz, R., Carapetis, J. R. & Ralph, A. P., 17 Jul 2018, In : Journal of the American Heart Association. 7, 14, p. 1-15 15 p., e009376.

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File
Rheumatic Heart Disease
Penicillins
Interviews
Health
Self Care

Rheumatic Heart Disease Prophylaxis in Older Patients: A Register-Based Audit of Adherence to Guidelines

Holland, J. V., Hardie, K., de Dassel, J. & Ralph, A. P., 1 Jun 2018, In : Open Forum Infectious Diseases. 5, 6, p. 1-7 7 p.

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Guideline Adherence
Rheumatic Heart Disease
Guidelines
Rheumatic Fever
Antibiotic Prophylaxis
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The clinical characteristics of adults with rheumatic heart disease in Yangon, Myanmar: An observational study

Myint, N. P. S. T., Aung, N. M., Win, M. S., Htut, T. Y., Ralph, A. P., Cooper, D. A., Nyein, M. L., Kyi, M. M. & Hanson, J., 21 Feb 2018, In : PLoS One. 13, 2, p. 1-14 14 p., e0192880.

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Myanmar
Rheumatic Heart Disease
heart diseases
observational studies
Observational Studies

The 'Communicate' study: Improving communication with hospitalised Aboriginal patients to ensure quality and safety in healthcare

Kerrigan, V. A., Dhurrkay, G., Castillon, C., Alexander, D., Cass, A., Lowell, A. & Ralph, A., 12 Sep 2018, p. 1-1. 1 p.

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The role of social determinants of health in the risk and prevention of group A streptococcal infection, acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease: A systematic review

Coffey, P. M., Ralph, A. P. & Krause, V. L., 13 Jun 2018, In : PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 12, 6, p. 1-22 22 p., e0006577.

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Social Determinants of Health
Rheumatic Heart Disease
Streptococcal Infections
Rheumatic Fever
Crowding

Transition to adult care for Aboriginal children with rheumatic fever: A review informed by a focussed ethnography in northern Australia

Mitchell, A. G., Belton, S., Johnston, V. & Ralph, A., 9 Jan 2018, In : Australian Journal of Primary Health. 24, 1, p. 9-13 5 p.

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Transition to Adult Care
Cultural Anthropology
Rheumatic Fever
Health Services
Communication Barriers
2017
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Adherence to secondary prophylaxis for rheumatic heart disease is underestimated by register data

De Dassel, J. L., Fittock, M. T., Wilks, S. C., Poole, J. E., Carapetis, J. R. & Ralph, A. P., 31 May 2017, In : PLoS One. 12, 5, p. 1-9 9 p., e0178264.

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Rheumatic Heart Disease
heart diseases
disease control
Northern Territory
Cleaning
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A systematic review of adherence in Indigenous Australians: An opportunity to improve chronic condition management

De Dassel, J. L., Ralph, A. P. & Cass, A., 27 Dec 2017, In : BMC Health Services Research. 17, 1, p. 1-13 13 p., 845.

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Medication Adherence
Health
Databases
Population Groups
Libraries
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Group A Streptococcus, Acute Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease: Epidemiology and Clinical Considerations

Zühlke, L. J., Beaton, A., Engel, M. E., Hugo-Hamman, C. T., Karthikeyan, G., Katzenellenbogen, J. M., Ntusi, N., Ralph, A. P., Saxena, A., Smeesters, P. R., Watkins, D., Zilla, P. & Carapetis, J., Feb 2017, In : Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine. 19, 2, p. 1-23 23 p., 15.

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Rheumatic Heart Disease
Rheumatic Fever
Streptococcus
Epidemiology
Penicillins
63 Downloads (Pure)

Low uptake of Aboriginal interpreters in healthcare: Exploration of current use in Australia's Northern Territory

Ralph, A. P., Lowell, A., Murphy, J., Dias, T., Butler, D., Spain, B., Hughes, J. T., Campbell, L., Bauert, B., Salter, C., Tune, K. & Cass, A., 15 Nov 2017, In : BMC Health Services Research. 17, 1, p. 1-12 12 p., 733.

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File
Northern Territory
Language
Delivery of Health Care
Inpatients
Communication

Prescribing for people with acute rheumatic fever

Ralph, A., Noonan, S. J., Boardman, C., Halkon, C. & Currie, B., 3 Apr 2017, In : Australian Prescriber. 40, 2, p. 70-75 6 p.

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Open Access
Rheumatic Heart Disease
Rheumatic Fever
Penicillin G Benzathine
Chorea
Intramuscular Injections
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Rheumatic heart disease: Infectious disease origin, chronic care approach

Katzenellenbogen, J. M., Ralph, A. P., Wyber, R. & Carapetis, J. R., 29 Nov 2017, In : BMC Health Services Research. 17, 1, p. 1-16 16 p., 793.

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File
Rheumatic Heart Disease
Communicable Diseases
Primary Prevention
Tertiary Prevention
Coronary Disease
4 Downloads (Pure)

Vitamin D and activated vitamin D in tuberculosis in equatorial Malaysia: A prospective clinical study

Ralph, A. P., Rashid Ali, M. R. S., WILLIAM, T., Piera, K., Parameswaran, U., Bird, E., Wilkes, C. S., Lee, W. K., Yeo, T. W. & Anstey, N. M., 27 Apr 2017, In : BMC Infectious Diseases. 17, 1, p. 1-11 11 p., 312.

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File
Malaysia
Vitamin D
Tuberculosis
Prospective Studies
Vitamin D-Binding Protein
2016
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Combination of Vancomycin and β-Lactam Therapy for Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia: A Pilot Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial

Davis, J. S., Sud, A., O'Sullivan, M. V. N., Robinson, J. O., Ferguson, P. E., Foo, H., Van Hal, S. J., Ralph, A. P., Howden, B. P., Binks, P. M., Kirby, A., Tong, S. Y. C., Tong, S., Binks, P., Majumdar, S., Ralph, A., Baird, R., Gordon, C., Jeremiah, C., Leung, G. & 25 others, Brischetto, A., Crowe, A., Dakh, F., Whykes, K., Kirkwood, M., Menon, M., Somerville, L., Subedi, S., Owen, S., O'Sullivan, M., Liu, E., Zhou, F., Robinson, O., Coombs, G., Ferguson, P., Pollet, S., Van Hal, S., Davis, R., CAMERA Study Group, CAMERA Study Group, CAMERA Study Group, CAMERA Study Group, CAMERA Study Group, CAMERA Study Group & CAMERA Study Group, 15 Jan 2016, In : Clinical Infectious Diseases. 62, 2, p. 173-180 8 p.

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Lactams
Vancomycin
Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Bacteremia
Randomized Controlled Trials
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Epidemiological investigation of an outbreak of cutaneous sporotrichosis, Northern Territory, Australia

McGuinness, S. L., Boyd, R., Kidd, S., McLeod, C., Krause, V. & Ralph, A., 13 Jan 2016, In : BMC Infectious Diseases. 16, 1, p. 1-7 7 p., 16.

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Open Access
File
Northern Territory
Sporotrichosis
Disease Outbreaks
Skin
Sporothrix
9 Downloads (Pure)

Epidemiology, diagnosis and management of extra-pulmonary tuberculosis in a low-prevalence country: A four year retrospective study in an Australian Tertiary Infectious Diseases Unit

Pollett, S., Banner, P., O'Sullivan, M. & Ralph, A., 2016, In : PLoS One. 11, 3, p. 1-15 15 p., e0149372.

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File
Epidemiology
Pulmonary Tuberculosis
retrospective studies
tuberculosis
infectious diseases
9 Downloads (Pure)

Improving delivery of secondary prophylaxis for rheumatic heart disease in remote Indigenous communities: study protocol for a stepped-wedge randomised trial

Ralph, A., Read, C., JOHNSTON, V., De Dassel, J. L., Bycroft, K., Mitchell, A., Bailie, R. S., Maguire, G. P., Edwards, K., Currie, B., Kirby, A. & Carapetis, J., 2016, In : Trials. 17, 1, p. 1 -12 12 p., 51.

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Rheumatic Heart Disease
Rheumatic Fever
Northern Territory
Penicillins
Quality Improvement

Long-term outcomes from acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease

He, V., Condon, J., Ralph, A., Zhao, Y., Roberts, K., De Dassel, J. L., Currie, B., Fittock, M. T., Edwards, K. & Carapetis, J., 2016, In : Circulation. 134, 3, p. 222-232 11 p.

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Open Access
Rheumatic Heart Disease
Rheumatic Fever
Fever
Mortality
Endocarditis

Nocardiosis in the tropical northern territory of Australia, 1997-2014

McGuinness, S. L., Whiting, S. E., Baird, R., Currie, B. J., Ralph, A. P., Anstey, N. M., Price, R. N., Davis, J. S. & Tong, S. Y. C., 6 Oct 2016, In : Open Forum Infectious Diseases. 3, 4, p. 1-25 25 p.

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Open Access
Northern Territory
Nocardia Infections
Linezolid
Lung Diseases
Intensive Care Units
4 Downloads (Pure)

Tuberculous meningitis is a major cause of mortality and morbidity in adults with central nervous system infections in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia: An observational study

Lee, H., William, T., Menon, J., Ralph, A., Ooi, E., Hou, Y., Sessions, O. & Yeo, T., 16 Jun 2016, In : BMC Infectious Diseases. 16, p. 1-8 8 p., 296.

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Central Nervous System Infections
Meningeal Tuberculosis
Malaysia
Observational Studies
Morbidity
2015

A prospective study of mycobacterial viability in refrigerated, unpreserved sputum batched for up to 8 weeks

ALI, MUHAMMAD. REDZWAN. S. RASHID., Parameswaran, U., William, T., Bird, E., Wilkes, C., Lee, W. K., Yeo, T., Anstey, N. & Ralph, A., 2015, In : International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. 19, 5, p. 620-622 3 p.

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Sputum
Prospective Studies
4 Downloads (Pure)

A Prospective Study of Tuberculosis Drug Susceptibility in Sabah, Malaysia, and an Algorithm for Management of Isoniazid Resistance

ALI, MUHAMMAD. REDZWAN. S. RASHID., Parameswaran, U., Williams, T., Bird, E., Wilkes, C., Lee, W. K., Yeo, T. W., Anstey, N., Ralph, A. & Yeo, T., 2015, In : Journal of Tropical Medicine. 2015, p. 1-8 8 p.

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File
Malaysia
Isoniazid
Nontuberculous Mycobacteria
Tuberculosis
Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Controlling acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease in developing countries: are we getting closer?

De Dassel, J. L., Ralph, A. & Carapetis, J., 2015, In : Current Opinion in Pediatrics. 27, 1, p. 116-123 8 p.

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Rheumatic Heart Disease
Rheumatic Fever
Developing Countries
Primary Prevention
Streptococcus pyogenes

Individualised second line anti-tuberculous therapy for an extensively resistant pulmonary tuberculosis (XDR PTB) in East Malaysia

ALI, MUHAMMAD. REDZWAN. S. RASHID., Ralph, A., Kannan, K. K. S. & William, T., 2015, In : Medical Journal of Malaysia. 70, 3, p. 200-204 5 p.

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Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis
Malaysia
Pulmonary Tuberculosis
Delivery of Health Care
Therapeutics
4 Downloads (Pure)

Optimizing aerosolization of a high-dose L-arginine powder for pulmonary delivery

Lakio, S., Morton, D. A. V., Ralph, A. & Lambert, P., 2015, In : Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. 10, 6, p. 528-540 13 p.

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Powders
Arginine
Lung
Excipients
Cystic Fibrosis
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Pulmonary tuberculosis in outpatients in Sabah, Malaysia: Advanced disease but low incidence of HIV co-infection

Williams, T., Parameswaran, U., Lee, W. K., Yeo, T., Anstey, N. & Ralph, A., 31 Jan 2015, In : BMC Infectious Diseases. 15, p. 1-9 9 p., 32.

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Malaysia
Coinfection
Pulmonary Tuberculosis
HIV Infections
Tuberculosis