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Researcher: Robertson, IK (Dr Iain Robertson)

Fields of Research

Nephrology and urology
Nutrition and dietetics
Preventative health care
Exercise physiology
Gastroenterology and hepatology
Haematology
Health services and systems
Physiotherapy
Intensive care
Cancer genetics
Surgery
Nutritional science
Medicine, nursing and health curriculum and pedagogy
Orthopaedics
Epidemiology
Geriatrics and gerontology
Clinical sciences
Tumour immunology
Endocrinology
General practice
Obstetrics and gynaecology
Metabolic medicine
Cardiology (incl. cardiovascular diseases)
Medical bacteriology
Cancer diagnosis
Humoural immunology and immunochemistry
Veterinary epidemiology
Respiratory diseases
Anaesthesiology
Pharmaceutical sciences
Motor control
Neurology and neuromuscular diseases
Nursing
Sport and exercise nutrition
Rural and remote health services
Haematological tumours
Applied immunology (incl. antibody engineering, xenotransplantation and t-cell therapies)
Oncology and carcinogenesis
Health promotion
Cancer cell biology
Biomechanics
Aged health care
Systems physiology

Research Objectives

Clinical health
Nutrition
Treatment of human diseases and conditions
Diagnosis of human diseases and conditions
Other health
Preventive medicine
Palliative care
Evaluation of health and support services
Prevention of human diseases and conditions
Health related to ageing
Expanding knowledge in the health sciences
Evaluation of health outcomes
Health status (incl. wellbeing)
Higher education
Injury prevention and control
Overweight and obesity
Men's health
Assessment, development and evaluation of curriculum
Provision of health and support services
Fresh, ground and surface water biodiversity
Women's and maternal health
Allied health therapies (excl. mental health services)
Behaviour and health

Career Best Publications

Assessment of whole body MRI and sestamibi technetium-99m bone marrow scan in prediction of multiple myeloma disease progression and outcome: a prospective comparative study; BMJ Open
Coronary angiography and coronary artery revascularisation rates in public and private hospital patients after acute myocardial infarction; Medical Journal of Australia
Effect of atorvastatin on kidney function in chronic kidney disease: A randomised double-blind placebo-controlled trial; Atherosclerosis
Prospective study of peripheral arterial catheter infection and comparison with concurrently sited central venous catheters ; Critical Care Medicine
Transcriptionally Active Human Papillomavirus Is Strongly Associated With Barrett's Dysplasia and Esophageal Adenocarcinoma; The American Journal of Gastroenterology

Research Publications

Helicobacter pylori, Ethnicity, and the Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Spectrum: A Study from the East; Helicobacter
A critique of the World Health Organisation's evaluation of health system performance; Health Economics
A national survey of medical morning handover report in Australian hospitals; Medical Journal of Australia
A prospective randomized, controlled trial of intravenous versus oral iron for moderate iron deficiency anaemia of pregnancy; Journal of Internal Medicine
A randomised trial assessing the effects of atorvastatin on arterial stiffness in chronic kidney disease; World Congress of Nephrology
A retrospective study to determine if accessing frequency affects the incidence of microbial colonisation in peripheral arterial catheters; Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
Acute effect of a high-carbohydrate low-fat meal on platelet aggregation; Platelets
Acute effects of food on postprandial blood pressure and measures of arterial stiffness in healthy humans; American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
An audit of pre-pregnancy maternal obesity and diabetes screening in rural regional Tasmania and its impact on pregnancy and neonatal outcomes; International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
An open-labelled, randomized, cross-over study of the effect of electromechanical pumps versus conventional gravity flow on platelet transfusion in adult haematology patients; Transfusion Medicine and Hemotherapy
Are Seasonal Variations in Vitamin D and Fall Rate Associated with Changes in Balance?; Physiotherapy Conference 2011
Assessing the effect of sugar-free chewing gum use on the residual gastric volume of patients fasting for gastroscopy: A randomised controlled trial; Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
Assessment of whole body MRI and sestamibi technetium-99m bone marrow scan in prediction of multiple myeloma disease progression and outcome: a prospective comparative study; BMJ Open
Astaxanthin vs placebo on arterial stiffness, oxidative stress and inflammation in renal transplant patients (Xanthin): A Randomised Controlled Trial; BMC Nephrology
Atorvasatin slows the progression of CKD in patients with inflammation; ANZSN2011
Atorvastatin and the progression of chronic kidney disease: the LORD trial; AHMRC/ASCEPT
Atorvastatin Improves Kidney Function in Chronic Kidney Disease Patients Undertaking High Intensity Exercise; American College of Sports Medicine ASM 2011
Atorvastatin Slows the Progression of Chronic Kidney Disease in Patients with Inflammation; ASM of the American Society of Nephrology
Baseline serum lipids and renal function in chronic kidney disease patients entering the LORD trial; International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Calcium flux in continuous venovenous haemodiafiltration with heparin and citrate anticoagulation; Critical Care and Resuscitation
Can probiotic yogurt prevent diarrhoea in children on antibiotics? A double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled study; BMJ
Cardiovascular and metabolic effects of community based resistance training in an older population; Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
Changing from epidural to multimodal analgesia for colorectal laparotomy: an audit; Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
Chickpeas influence P:S ratio and fibre content of ad libitum dietary intake and improve serum lipid profile and glycaemic control; 30th Annual NSA Scientific Meeting
Chickpeas may influence fatty acid and fiber intake in an ad libitum diet, leading to small improvements in serum lipid profile and glycemic control; Journal of the American Dietetic Association
Comparison of markers of oxidative stress, inflammation and arterial stiffness between incident hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis patients - an observational study; BMC Nephrology
Coronary angiography and coronary artery revascularisation rates in public and private hospital patients after acute myocardial infarction; Medical Journal of Australia
Could low population iodine intake be identigied using neonatal TSH surveillance results?; Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
D-Dimer levels at different stages of pregnancy in Australian women: A single centre study using two different immunoturbidimetric assays; Thrombosis Research
Decrease in frequency of liquid stool in enterally fed critically ill patients given the multispecies probiotic VSL#3: A pilot trial; American Journal of Critical Care
Density of microbial colonization on external and internal surfaces of concurrently placed intravascular devices; American Journal of Critical Care
Dietary copper and zinc intake estimates of a cohort of Northern Tasmanian adults; Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Dietary Intake of Chronic Kidney Disease Patients Entering the LORD Trial; Journal of Renal Nutrition
Dietary supplementation with chickpeas for at least five weeks results in small but significant reductions in serum total- and LDL-cholesterol in adult women and men; Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism
Does Dexamethasone reduce hospital readiness for discharge, pain, nausea and early patient satisfaction in hip and knee arthroplasty?: a randomized controlled trial; Journal of Arthroplasty
Does sodium bicarbonate reduce painful voiding after flexible cystoscopy? A prospective, randomized, double-blind, controlled trial; British Journal of Urology International
Effect of atorvastatin on kidney function in chronic kidney disease: A randomised double-blind placebo-controlled trial; Atherosclerosis
Effect of atorvastatin on the biomarkers NGAL and Cystain C in chronic kidney disease: A post-hoc analysis of the LORD Trial; American Society of Nephrology
Effect of dietary iron in people with and without genes for haemachromatosis; 10th European Nutrition Conference
Effect of meals containing chilli on glucose metabolism and energy expenditure; AIMS/AACB 2006
Effectiveness and safety of recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 versus local bone graft in primary lumbar interbody fusions; Spine
Effects of a controlled diet supplemented with chickpeas versus wheat on serum lipids, glycaemic control, satiety and bowel function; 30th Annual NSA Scientific Meeting
Effects of atorvastatin on arterial stiffness in chronic kidney disease: a randomised controlled trial; Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
Effects of atorvastatin on biomarkers of inflammation in chronic kidney disease; Clinical Nephrology
Effects of atorvastatin on NGAL and cystatin C in chronic kidney disease: a post-hoc analysis of the LORD Trial; Neprology, Dialysis, Transplantation
Effects of atorvastatin on oxidative stress in chronic kidney disease; Nephrology
Effects of chili consumption on postprandial glucose, insulin and energy metabolism; American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Effects of controlled diet supplemented with chickpeas on serum lipids, glucose tolerance, satiety and bowel function; Journal of the American College of Nutrition
Effects of different amounts of chilli consumption on postprandial glucose and insulin; Joint Annual Scientific Meeting of the Nutrition society of Australia & the Nutrition Society of New Zealand
Effects of meals containing chilli on postprandial glucose and insulin; 10th European Nutrition Conference
Effects of preoperative physiotherapy on signs and symptoms of pulmonary collapse and infection after major abdominal surgery: secondary analysis of the LIPPSMAck-POP multicentre randomised controlled trial; Perioperative Medicine
Evaluation of the Innovance D-Dimer assay for the diagnosis of disseminated intravascular coagulopathy in different clinical settings; Clinical and Applied Thrombosis - Hemostasis
Evidence for marginal selenium deficiency in Tasmania?; Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Exploring how differently patients and clinical tutors see the same consultation: building evidence for inclusion of real patient feedback in medical education; BMC Medical Education
Glutathione Peroxidase and Superoxide Dismutase: Genotype and Enzyme Activity in Progression of Chronic Kidney Disease; AHMRC/ASCEPT
Glutathione Peroxidase and Superoxide Dismutase: Genotype and Enzyme Activity in Progression of Chronic Kidney Disease; ASM of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology
Glutathione peroxidase and superoxide dismutase: genotype and enzyme activity in progression of chronic kidney disease; World Congress of Nephrology
Glutathione Peroxidase Genotype and Enzyme Activity in Chronic Kidney Disease; ASM of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology
Glutathione Peroxidase Genotype and Enzyme Activity in Chronic Kidney Disease; World Congress of Nephrology
Glutathione peroxidase, superoxide dismutase and catalase genotypes and activities and the progression of chronic kidney disease; Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation
Hematologic, Plasma Biochemical, and Other Indicators of the Health of Tasmanian Platypuses (Ornithorhynchus anatinus): Predictors of Mucormycosis; Journal of Wildlife Diseases
Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) in Barrett's Oesophagus; Joint Meeting of SFRR(A) and MEPSA on Redox Processes in Chemistry, Biology & Medicine
Human papilloma virus in Barrett's oesophagus; 10th International Congress of Environmental Mutagens (ICEM)
ICEAGE (Incidence of Complications following Emergency Abdominal surgery: Get Exercising): study protocol of a pragmatic, multicentre, randomised controlled trial testing physiotherapy for the prevention of complications and improved physical recovery after emergency abdominal surgery; World Journal of Emergency Surgery
Incidence, diagnostic criteria and outcome following ventriculoperitoneal shunting of idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus in a memory clinic population: A prospective observational cross-sectional and cohort study; BMJ Open
Influence of diet on iron status in the Tasmanian population with and without the haeochromatosis genes; Nutrition Society of Australia ASM
Influence of insertion site on central venous catheter colonization and bloodstream infection rates; Intensive Care Medicine
Intravenous ferric carboxymaltose versus standard care in the management of postoperative anaemia: a prospective, open-label, randomised controlled trial; The Lancet Haematology
Introducing co-ordinated care (1): a randomised trial assessing client and cost outcomes; Health Policy
Is HPV a significant factor in the development of esophageal adenocarcinoma in Tasmania?; 2008 AHMRC Meeting
Levels of PA, self-reported health and quality of life in CKD patients; American Society for Sports Medicine ASM
Limited impact of human cytomegalovirus infection in African infants on vaccine-specific responses following diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis and measles vaccination; Frontiers in Immunology
Long-term follow-up of determinants of seasonal variation in vitamin D status in older adults; Thirty-Eighth Annual Scientific Meeting of The Nutrition Society of Australia
Make vitamin D while the sun shines, take supplements when it doesn't; Nutrition Society of Australia and Nutrition Society of New Zealand. Thirty-fifth Annual Scientific Meeting
Make vitamin D while the sun shines, take supplements when it doesn't: a longitudinal, observational study of older adults in Tasmania, Australia; PLoS One
Marginal Serum Selenium Status in Tasmania; 35th ASM of The Nutrition Society of Australia and The Nutrition Society of New Zealand
Non-Invasive Positive airway Pressure thErapy to Reduce Postoperative Lung complications following Upper abdominal Surgery (NIPPER PLUS): protocol for a single-centre, pilot, randomised controlled trial; BMJ Open
Nutrition and CHD - the evidence and the effects; 2003 RCPA AACB Chemical Pathology Course
Out of pocket expenses and use of informal support by Health Services Clients with selected medical conditions
Palliative care in end stage kidney disease; Nephrology
Pathways to palliative care for patients with Chronic Kidney Disease; Journal of Renal Care
Physical Activity Levels in Chronic Kidney Disease Patients Entering the LORD Trial; Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
Physiotherapist administered, non-invasive ventilation to reduce postoperative pulmonary complications in high-risk patients following elective upper abdominal surgery; a before-and-after cohort implementation study; Physiotherapy
Physiotherapy education and training prior to upper abdominal surgery is memorable and has high treatment fidelity: a nested mixed-methods randomised-controlled study; Physiotherapy
Predisposing risk factors for endoleaks following endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms; Vascular 2004
Preoperative physiotherapy for the prevention of respiratory complications after upper abdominal surgery: pragmatic, double blinded, multicentre randomised controlled trial; BMJ (Clinical Research Ed.)
Preoperative physiotherapy is cost-effective for preventing pulmonary complications after major abdominal surgery: a health economic analysis of a multicentre randomised trial; Journal of Physiotherapy
Preparedness for practice: the perceptions of graduates of a regional clinical school; Medical Journal of Australia
Probiotic yoghurt and incidence of diarrhoea in children: a double blind, randomised, controlled trial; Thirty-Eighth Annual Scientific Meeting of The Nutrition Society of Australia
Progressive resistance training might improve vascular function in older women but not in older men; Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
Prospective study of peripheral arterial catheter infection and comparison with concurrently sited central venous catheters ; Critical Care Medicine
Qualitative analysis of the effects of chickpea supplementation on habitual diet; 30th Annual NSA Scientific Meeting
Quality of Life Assessment in Multiple Myeloma Patients Undergoing Dose-Reduced Tandem Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation; Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
Randomised double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of iron supplementation attenuates fatigue and declining iron stores for female officers-in-training; Journal of Military and Veterans' Health
Relationship between antioxidant enzyme genotype and activity and kidney function: a case-control study; Clinical Nephrology
Relationships between physical activity, nutrition and kidney function in CKD patients; ASM of the American Society of Nephrology
Relationships between physical activity, nutrition and quality of life in CKD patients; ASM of the American Society of Nephrology
Relationships between single nucleotide polymorphisms of antioxidant enzymes and disease; Gene
Risk factors for type II endoleaks after endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms; Australia New Zealand Journal of Surgery
Seasonal Variation in Vitamin D, Activity and Strength; 9th Asia/Oceania Regional congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics
Selenium intake of Northern Tasmanian Adults; 30th Annual NSA Scientific Meeting
Selenium status in Southern Tasmania; European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Serum [25(OH)D] status, ankle strength and activity show seasonal variation in older adults: relevance for winter falls in higher latitudes; Age and Ageing
Sex-differential impact of human cytomegalovirus infection on in vitro reactivity to toll-like receptor 2, 4 and 7/8 stimulation in Gambian infants; Vaccines
Similar immunogenetics of Barrett's oesophagus and cervical neoplasia: is HPV the common denominator?; Journal of Clinical Pathology
Sodium versus potassium: effects on postprandial blood pressure and measures of blood vessel function; Nutrition Society of Australia and Nutrition Society of New Zealand. Thirty-third Annual Scientific Meeting
Summary measures of population health
Supporting pathways to palliative care for people diagnosed with chronic kidney disease; American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week 2010
Supporting pathways to palliative care for people diagnosed with chronic kidney disease: P2; The Renal Society of Australasia Conference
Termination of pregnancy in Tasmania: Access and service provision from the perspective of general practitioners; Australian Journal of Primary Health
Termination of pregnancy in Tasmania: Access and service provision from the perspective of GPs; Australian Journal of Primary Health
The association between aeasonal variation in vitamin D, postural sway, and falls risk: an observational cohort study; Journal of Aging Research
The effect of atorvastatin on kidney function in chronic kidney disease: the LORD trial; ASM of the American Society of Nephrology
The effect of chickpeas on human serum lipids and lipoproteins; Nutrition Society of Australia
The effect of four-weeks chilli supplementation on metabolic and arterial function in humans; European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
The effects of atorvastatin on NGAL and cystatin C in CKD patients in the LORD trial; World Congress of Nephrology 2011
The impact of new technology on the treatment and outcomes of acute myocardial infarction in Australia: Incentives for technological change and their consequences for treatment decision making; Univeristy of Michigan Press
The Lipid lowering and Onset of Renal Disease (LORD) Trial: a randomized double blind placebo controlled trial assessing the effect of atorvastatin on the progression of kidney disease; BMC Nephrology
The LIPPSMAck POP (Lung Infection Prevention Post Surgery - Major Abdominal - with Pre-Operative Physiotherapy) trial: study protocol for a multi-centre randomised controlled trial; Trials
Three-year follow-up of a randomised clinical trial of intravenous versus oral iron for anaemia in pregnancy; BMJ Open
Transcriptionally Active Human Papillomavirus Is Strongly Associated With Barrett's Dysplasia and Esophageal Adenocarcinoma; The American Journal of Gastroenterology
Usefulness of non-invasive spectrophotometric haemoglobin estimation for detecting low haemoglobin levels when compared with a standard laboratory assay for preoperative assessment; British Journal of Anaesthesia
Utility of antenatal clinical factors for prediction of postpartum outcomes in women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM); Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Views of Health Professionals about Palliative Care Pathways in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD); Nephrology
Views of renal healthcare professionals about the role of palliative care in patients with end stage kidney disease; American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week 2011
Viral load and Integration status of High-Risk Human Papillomaviruses in the Barrett's metaplasia–dysplasia–adenocarcinoma sequence; American Journal of Gastroenterology
Xanthomas seen on capsule endoscopy: What are they saying about your patient’s health?; Australian Medical Student Journal

Research Projects

Analysis of Bone Health Data; Defence Science and Technology Group (DSTG)
Biomarkers of chronic kidney disease and its progression in Northern Tasmanians; Clifford Craig Foundation (CCFoundation)
Calcium metabolism in acute pancreatitis: what is the role of serum parathyroid hormone and what is its value in determining prognosis?; Clifford Craig Foundation (CCFoundation)
Estimation of HPV Infection Rates in GERD, Barrett's Oesophagus and Oesophageal Adenocarcinoma; Clifford Craig Foundation (CCFoundation)
Etiologic Role of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Infection in Barrett's Oesophagus and Its Implication in Oesophageal Adenocarcinoma; Clifford Craig Foundation (CCFoundation)
Human Leucocyte Antigen (HLA) Expression Shift in Oesophageal Dysplasia: A Student Project; Clifford Craig Foundation (CCFoundation)
Improving outcomes for babies born in North West Tasmania: a quality improvement study; Clifford Craig Foundation (CCFoundation)
Manual handling in child care: an investigation of spinal joint laxity, work and lower back disorder in pregnant women; Clifford Craig Foundation (CCFoundation)
Medical Biostatistical Support for Clinical Research Studies; Clifford Craig Foundation (CCFoundation)
Medical Biostatistics Support for Clinical Research Studies; Clifford Craig Foundation (CCFoundation)
The Potential Role of Human Papilloma Virus in Short and Long Segment Barrett's Oesophagus and the Development of Dysplasia; Clifford Craig Foundation (CCFoundation)

Research Candidate Supervision

A Pilot Study to Determine the Prevalence of Thyroid Disease in Correlation with Iron Deficiency within
Exploration of the Patterns of Microbial Colonization of Intravascular Devices in Severely Ill Patients
Manual Handling in Child Care Work- An Investigation of Spinal Joint Laxity, Work and Lower Back Disorder in Women
Selenium, Zinc and Copper Status in Tasmania- Dietary, Lifestyle and Some Genetic Associations
The Global Micronutrient Goals- Lessons Learned, Analysis and the Way Forward (1990-2005)
The influence of Diet, Health and Lifestyle factors on clinical disease development in the Tasmanian population with and without haemochroatosis genes