Immigrant Health Service

References

  • Anaemia and iron deficiency

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    Arsenic and lead contamination of Burmese traditional medicines

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    Birthdate issues

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    Education assessment

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    Helicobacter pylori

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    4. Koletzko S, Jones NL, Goodman KJ, et al. Evidence-based guidelines from ESPGHAN and NASPGHAN for Helicobacter pylori infection in children. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 2011;53:230-43.
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    6. Guarner J, Kalach N, Elitsur Y, Koletzko S. Helicobacter pylori diagnostic tests in children: review of the literature from 1999 to 2009. Eur J Pediatr 2010;169:15-25.
    7. Cherian S, Burgner DP, Carson CF, Sanfilippo FM, Cook AG, Forbes DA. Diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori infection in a high-prevalence pediatric population: a comparison of 2 fecal antigen testing methods and serology. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 2008;47:130-5.
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    9. De Francesco V, Giorgio F, Hassan C, et al. Worldwide H. pylori antibiotic resistance: a systematic review. J Gastrointestin Liver Dis 2010;19:409-14.

    Hepatitis B screening

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    Immunisation catch-up

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    Intestinal parasites

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    Mental Health

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    Malaria

    1. Davis J, Webber M. A prospective audit of infectious diseases in 222 newly arrived African refugees. RACP Annual Scientific Meeting. Cairns, 2006.
    2. Tiong ACD, Patel MS, Gardiner J, Ryan R, Linton KS, Walker KA, et al. Health issues in newly arrived African refugees attending general practice clinics in Melbourne. Med J Aust. 2006 Dec 4-18;185(11-12):602-6.
    3. Martin JA, Mak DB. Changing faces: A review of infectious disease screening of refugees by the Migrant Health Unit, Western Australia in 2003 and 2004. Med J Aust. 2006 Dec 4-18;185(11-12):607-10.
    4. Humanitarian Business Process Section Department of Immigration and Citizenship. Health screening protocols for refugee and special humanitarian program entrants to Australia from East and West Africa. Department of Immigration and Citizenship, Australian Government, Canberra, 2006
    5. Severe falciparum malaria. World Health Organization, Communicable Diseases Cluster. Trans Royal Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2000 Apr;94 Suppl 1:S1-90.
    6. Griffith K, Lewis L, Mali S, Parise M. Treatment of malaria in the United States. A systematic review. JAMA. 2007;297(20):2264-77.
    7. Cherian S, Burgner D. Selective ambulatory management of Plasmodium falciparum malaria in paediatric refugees. Arch Dis Child June 2007. Available online:http://adc.bmj.com/cgi/rapidpdf/adc.2006.114801v1 

    Schistosomiasis

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    7. Sheikh, M., et al., The epidemiology of health conditions of newly arrived refugee children: a review of patients attending a specialist health clinic in Sydney. J Paediatr Child Health, 2009. 45(9): p. 509-13.
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    9. Danso-Appiah, A., et al., Drugs for treating Schistosoma mansoni infection. Cochrane Database Syst Rev, 2013. 2: p. CD000528.
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    11. Yong, M.K., et al., Long-term follow-up of schistosomiasis serology post-treatment in Australian travelers and immigrants. J Travel Med, 2010. 17(2): p. 89-93.
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    STI screening

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    2. Hoad, V.C. and A. Thambiran, Evaluating the chlamydia and gonorrhoea screening program in the Humanitarian Entrant Health Service, Western Australia. Med J Aust, 2012. 197(1): p. 47-9.
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    9. Evans, M., Health issues in patients attending Queensland Refugee Health Clinic - personal communication., 2012: Brisbane, .
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    13. Murray, R.J., et al., The Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases guidelines for the diagnosis, management and prevention of infections in recently arrived refugees: an abridged outline. Med J Aust, 2009. 190(8): p. 421-5.

    Strongyloidiasis

    1. Khieu, V., et al., Diagnosis, treatment and risk factors of Strongyloides stercoralis in schoolchildren in Cambodia. PLoS Negl Trop Dis, 2013. 7(2): p. e2035.
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    Syphilis

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    Tuberculosis screening

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    Vitamin A

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    Vitamin D

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    Immigrant health clinic resources Updated January 2014 Contact georgia.paxton@rch.org.au