Mithilesh Dronavalli

Mithilesh Dronavalli
Western Sydney University

MBBS/BMedSci, MBiostat, MPhil(Epi)

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January 2020 - present
UNSW Sydney
Position
  • Fellow
October 2014 - December 2015
University of Western Australia
Position
  • Lecturer
January 2014 - November 2015
NT Department of Health
Position
  • Psychiatry Registrar

Publications

Publications (26)
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Introduction: Aboriginal clients accessing Aboriginal community-controlled residential alcohol and other drug rehabilitation services in New South Wales, Australia believe they have better outcomes due to culturally appropriate care. However, there is a paucity of published treatment outcome data. This study aims to identify predictors of treatmen...
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Abstract Background In South Africa, breastfeeding promotion is a national health priority. Regular perinatal home visits by community health workers (CHWs) have helped promote exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) in underresourced settings. Innovative, digital approaches including mobile video content have also shown promise, especially as access to mo...
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Background South Western Sydney (SWS) region, in the state of New South Wales (NSW) in Australia is a culturally and linguistically diverse area of marked social disadvantage. Using the best available data sources, we aimed to explore the prevalence of children with developmental disability and their access to disability and special education suppo...
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Influenza outbreaks in Aged Care Facilities (ACFs) can lead to hospitalizations and deaths. Influenza can spread rapidly through ACFs if precautionary measures are not taken. Along with influenza vaccination and precautionary hygiene measures, Oseltamivir Prophylaxis (OP) may be effective in reducing the attack rate of influenza by preventing new c...
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Aim: Refugees are at increased risk of tuberculosis infection due to time spent in crowded camps, decreased nutrition and originating from countries whose own tuberculosis control systems may have been disturbed. In Australia, tuberculosis is screened for in for all refugees aged 11-34 years old and in those aged 2-10 years arriving from high-inci...
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1) Background: The widespread development of resistance among Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) clinical isolates has been reported by surveillance systems around the world. This meta-analysis estimated the changes in susceptibility patterns among antibiotics under surveillance in Australia and New Zealand. (2) Methods: Articles published in English from...
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Objective: To assess the prevalence of non-AIDS co-morbidities (NACs) and predictors of adverse health outcomes amongst people living with HIV in order to identify health needs and potential gaps in patient management. Design: Retrospective, non-consecutive medical record audit of patients attending a publicly funded HIV clinic in metropolitan S...
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Background: Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) are a public health issue that can result in sequelae such as pelvic inflammatory disease and complications in pregnancy as well as increase the risk of HIV co-infection. Chlamydia and gonorrhoea are notifiable STIs with rates that are markedly higher in Australian Aboriginal people, especially in r...
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Background Coronary artery disease has a significant disease burden, but there are many known barriers to management of acute coronary syndrome (ACS). General practitioners (GPs) bear considerable responsibility for post-discharge management of ACS in Australia and New Zealand (NZ), but knowledge about the extent and efficacy of such management is...
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Patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) require ongoing treatment and support from their primary care provider to modify cardiovascular risk factors (including diet, exercise and mood), to receive evidence-based pharmacotherapies and be properly monitored and to ensure their take-up and completion of cardiac rehabilitation (CR). This study asse...
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Abstract Patients with lip cancer who have delayed treatment or for whom the cancer is more aggressive, often have worse outcomes. The aim of this investigation was to find the risk and treatment factors for developing lip cancer, the recurrence of lip cancer and survival. This was investigated by a review of the literature and original analysis o...
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ABSTRACT: A Pharmacological mechanism for the Clinical Benefits of Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors: Analyses of randomised controlled trials Cardiovascular disease has become an epidemic in the developed world while still affecting the developed world. ACE inhibitors initially used for hypertension displayed cardio-protective and reno-prot...
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Prognostic risk scores for readmission and survival for heart failure patients at Royal Adelaide Hospital 10 year dataset 1800 patients. Includes socioeconomic, demographic, biochemistry, echocardiology and pharcological variables.
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Those interested in evaluating the effectiveness of community interventions on health and well-being need information about what tools are available and best suited to measure improvements that could be attributed to the intervention.This study evaluated published measurement tools of health and well-being that have the potential to be used before...
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Many health providers put considerable time and effort into responding to the many aspects of the review. We appreciate their input and frank sharing of expertise, information and views and that many put considerable time into chasing up information in order to respond to the many questions which we asked. We are unable to name all those who contri...
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Background. Repair of total anomalous pulmonary ve-nous drainage (TAPVD) in neonates remains a challenge as it is often associated with severe obstruction. We describe a large cohort of neonates who underwent TAPVD repair at a single institution. Methods. From 1973 to 2008, 112 patients underwent simple TAPVD surgery during the first month of life....
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Studies on long-term outcomes of the arterial switch operation (ASO) for transposition of the great arteries (TGA) are uncommon. Thus, we sought to determine the long-term outcomes for patients after ASO performed at a single institution over a 25-year period. From 1983 to 2009, 618 patients underwent the ASO for TGA and were reviewed retrospective...
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This study sought to investigate whether normobaric hyperoxia (NH) improves brain oxygenation and brain metabolism in the early phase of severe and moderate traumatic brain injury (TBI) and whether this effect occurs uniformly in all TBI patients. Thirty patients (9 women and 21 men) with a median initial Glasgow Coma Score (GCS) of 6 (range, 3-12)...
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Repair of total anomalous pulmonary venous drainage (TAPVD) in neonates remains a challenge as it is often associated with severe obstruction. We describe a large cohort of neonates who underwent TAPVD repair at a single institution. From 1973 to 2008, 112 patients underwent simple TAPVD surgery during the first month of life. Data collection occur...
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Thiopurine methyltransferase genotyping and thiopurine metabolite testing has been established as an adjunct to monitoring patients taking thiopurine drugs. This special report describes the clinical implications for this type of testing for patients with inflammatory bowel disease who are taking thiopurine drugs. A total of 10% of patients were fo...
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The test-retest method is commonly used in the management of patients with normal-pressure hydrocephalus (NPH). One of the most widely used techniques in the diagnosis of this condition is evaluation of the patient's response to CSF evacuation by lumbar puncture (a so-called tap test or spinal tap). However, interpretation of improved results in su...

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