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Addressing multiple modifiable risks through structured community-based Learning Clubs to improve maternal and infant health and infant development in rural Vietnam: protocol for a parallel group cluster randomised controlled trial.

Fisher J, Tran T, Luchters S, Tran TD, Hipgrave DB, Hanieh S, Tran H, Simpson J, Nguyen T, Le M, Biggs BA.

BMJ Open. 2018 Jul 17;8(7):e023539. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-023539.


The Relative Validity of the Menzies Remote Short-Item Dietary Assessment Tool (MRSDAT) in Aboriginal Australian Children Aged 6⁻36 Months.

Tonkin E, Kennedy D, Golley R, Byrne R, Rohit A, Kearns T, Hanieh S, Biggs BA, Brimblecombe J.

Nutrients. 2018 May 10;10(5). pii: E590. doi: 10.3390/nu10050590.


Benefits and risks of Iron interventions in children (BRISC): protocol for a three-arm parallel-group randomised controlled field trial in Bangladesh.

Hasan MI, Hossain SJ, Braat S, Dibley MJ, Fisher J, Grantham-McGregor S, Tofail F, Simpson JA, Arifeen SE, Hamadani J, Biggs BA, Pasricha SR.

BMJ Open. 2017 Nov 15;7(11):e018325. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-018325.


Effect of low-dose versus higher-dose antenatal iron supplementation on child health outcomes at 36 months of age in Viet Nam: longitudinal follow-up of a cluster randomised controlled trial.

Hanieh S, Ha TT, Simpson JA, Braat S, Thuy TT, Tran TD, King J, Tuan T, Fisher J, Biggs BA.

BMJ Glob Health. 2017 Sep 22;2(3):e000368. doi: 10.1136/bmjgh-2017-000368. eCollection 2017.


Prevention and assessment of infectious diseases among children and adult migrants arriving to the European Union/European Economic Association: a protocol for a suite of systematic reviews for public health and health systems.

Pottie K, Mayhew AD, Morton RL, Greenaway C, Akl EA, Rahman P, Zenner D, Pareek M, Tugwell P, Welch V, Meerpohl J, Alonso-Coello P, Hui C, Biggs BA, Requena-Méndez A, Agbata E, Noori T, Schünemann HJ.

BMJ Open. 2017 Sep 11;7(9):e014608. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-014608. Review.


Hepatitis B among immigrants from Myanmar: Genotypes and their clinical relevance.

Schulz TR, Edwards R, Thurnheer MC, Yuen L, Littlejohn M, Revill P, Chu M, Tanyeri F, Wade A, Biggs BA, Sasadeusz J.

J Med Virol. 2018 Feb;90(2):271-276. doi: 10.1002/jmv.24939. Epub 2017 Sep 26.


Excessive early-life dietary exposure: a potential source of elevated brain iron and a risk factor for Parkinson's disease.

Hare DJ, Cardoso BR, Raven EP, Double KL, Finkelstein DI, Szymlek-Gay EA, Biggs BA.

NPJ Parkinsons Dis. 2017 Jan 5;3:1. doi: 10.1038/s41531-016-0004-y. eCollection 2017.


Sustained effectiveness of weekly iron-folic acid supplementation and regular deworming over 6 years in women in rural Vietnam.

Casey GJ, Tinh TT, Tien NT, Hanieh S, Cavalli-Sforza LT, Montresor A, Biggs BA.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017 Apr 13;11(4):e0005446. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0005446. eCollection 2017 Apr.


The Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases and Refugee Health Network of Australia recommendations for health assessment for people from refugee-like backgrounds: an abridged outline.

Chaves NJ, Paxton GA, Biggs BA, Thambiran A, Gardiner J, Williams J, Smith MM, Davis JS.

Med J Aust. 2017 Apr 17;206(7):310-315.


Genotypic profiles of hepatitis B in African immigrants and their clinical relevance.

Thurnheer MC, Edwards R, Schulz TR, Yuen L, Littlejohn M, Revill P, Bannister E, Chu M, Tanyeri F, Wade A, Biggs BA, Sasadeusz J.

J Med Virol. 2017 Jun;89(6):1000-1007. doi: 10.1002/jmv.24732. Epub 2016 Dec 9.


Public Health and International Partnerships in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

Grundy J, Biggs BA, Hipgrave DB.

PLoS Med. 2015 Dec 29;12(12):e1001929. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001929. eCollection 2015 Dec.


Exclusive breast feeding in early infancy reduces the risk of inpatient admission for diarrhea and suspected pneumonia in rural Vietnam: a prospective cohort study.

Hanieh S, Ha TT, Simpson JA, Thuy TT, Khuong NC, Thoang DD, Tran TD, Tuan T, Fisher J, Biggs BA.

BMC Public Health. 2015 Nov 24;15:1166. doi: 10.1186/s12889-015-2431-9.


Antenatal Iron Supplementation Regimens for Pregnant Women in Rural Vietnam and Subsequent Haemoglobin Concentration and Anaemia among Their Infants.

Tran TD, Fisher J, Hanieh S, Tran T, Simpson JA, Tran H, Biggs BA.

PLoS One. 2015 Apr 30;10(4):e0125740. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0125740. eCollection 2015.


Improvements in patient care: videoconferencing to improve access to interpreters during clinical consultations for refugee and immigrant patients.

Schulz TR, Leder K, Akinci I, Biggs BA.

Aust Health Rev. 2015 Sep;39(4):395-399. doi: 10.1071/AH14124.


Health literacy in patients with chronic hepatitis B attending a tertiary hospital in Melbourne: a questionnaire based survey.

Dahl TF, Cowie BC, Biggs BA, Leder K, MacLachlan JH, Marshall C.

BMC Infect Dis. 2014 Oct 23;14:537. doi: 10.1186/1471-2334-14-537.


Postnatal growth outcomes and influence of maternal gestational weight gain: a prospective cohort study in rural Vietnam.

Hanieh S, Ha TT, Simpson JA, Thuy TT, Khuong NC, Thoang DD, Tran TD, Tuan T, Fisher J, Biggs BA.

BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2014 Sep 30;14:339. doi: 10.1186/1471-2393-14-339.


Antenatal and early infant predictors of postnatal growth in rural Vietnam: a prospective cohort study.

Hanieh S, Ha TT, De Livera AM, Simpson JA, Thuy TT, Khuong NC, Thoang DD, Tran TD, Tuan T, Fisher J, Biggs BA.

Arch Dis Child. 2015 Feb;100(2):165-73. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2014-306328. Epub 2014 Sep 22.


Prevalence of dyslipidaemia and micronutrient deficiencies among newly arrived Afghan refugees in rural Australia: a cross-sectional study.

Sanati Pour M, Kumble S, Hanieh S, Biggs BA.

BMC Public Health. 2014 Sep 1;14:896. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-14-896.


Effect of daily iron supplementation on health in children aged 4-23 months: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials.

Pasricha SR, Hayes E, Kalumba K, Biggs BA.

Lancet Glob Health. 2013 Aug;1(2):e77-e86. doi: 10.1016/S2214-109X(13)70046-9. Epub 2013 Jul 24. Review. Erratum in: Lancet Glob Health. 2014 Mar 2(3):e144.


Telehealth: experience of the first 120 consultations delivered from a new refugee telehealth clinic.

Schulz TR, Richards M, Gasko H, Lohrey J, Hibbert ME, Biggs BA.

Intern Med J. 2014 Oct;44(10):981-5. doi: 10.1111/imj.12537.


Maternal vitamin D status and infant outcomes in rural Vietnam: a prospective cohort study.

Hanieh S, Ha TT, Simpson JA, Thuy TT, Khuong NC, Thoang DD, Tran TD, Tuan T, Fisher J, Biggs BA.

PLoS One. 2014 Jun 26;9(6):e99005. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0099005. eCollection 2014.


Adapting to social and political transitions - the influence of history on health policy formation in the Republic of the Union of Myanmar (Burma).

Grundy J, Annear P, Ahmed S, Biggs BA.

Soc Sci Med. 2014 Apr;107:179-88. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2014.01.015. Epub 2014 Feb 10.


Perinatal common mental disorders among women and the social and emotional development of their infants in rural Vietnam.

Tran TD, Biggs BA, Tran T, Simpson JA, de Mello MC, Hanieh S, Nguyen TT, Dwyer T, Fisher J.

J Affect Disord. 2014 May;160:104-12. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2013.12.034. Epub 2014 Jan 2.


Infant motor development in rural Vietnam and intrauterine exposures to anaemia, iron deficiency and common mental disorders: a prospective community-based study.

Tran TD, Tran T, Simpson JA, Tran HT, Nguyen TT, Hanieh S, Dwyer T, Biggs BA, Fisher J.

BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2014 Jan 8;14:8. doi: 10.1186/1471-2393-14-8.


Acquisition of HIV by African-born residents of Victoria, Australia: insights from molecular epidemiology.

Lemoh C, Ryan CE, Sekawi Z, Hearps AC, Aleksic E, Chibo D, Grierson J, Baho S, Street A, Hellard M, Biggs BA, Crowe SM.

PLoS One. 2013 Dec 31;8(12):e84008. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0084008. eCollection 2013.


Psychological and social factors associated with late pregnancy iron deficiency anaemia in rural Viet Nam: a population-based prospective study.

Tran TD, Biggs BA, Tran T, Casey GJ, Hanieh S, Simpson JA, Dwyer T, Fisher J.

PLoS One. 2013 Oct 22;8(10):e78162. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0078162. eCollection 2013.


Effects of daily iron supplementation in primary-school-aged children: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

Low M, Farrell A, Biggs BA, Pasricha SR.

CMAJ. 2013 Nov 19;185(17):E791-802. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.130628. Epub 2013 Oct 15. Review.


Improving average health and persisting health inequities--towards a justice and fairness platform for health policy making in Asia.

Grundy J, Annear P, Chomat AM, Ahmed S, Biggs BA.

Health Policy Plan. 2014 Oct;29(7):873-82. doi: 10.1093/heapol/czt068. Epub 2013 Oct 12.


Impact on infants' cognitive development of antenatal exposure to iron deficiency disorder and common mental disorders.

Tran TD, Biggs BA, Tran T, Simpson JA, Hanieh S, Dwyer T, Fisher J.

PLoS One. 2013 Sep 23;8(9):e74876. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0074876. eCollection 2013.


Understanding of latent tuberculosis, its treatment and treatment side effects in immigrant and refugee patients.

Butcher K, Biggs BA, Leder K, Lemoh C, O'Brien D, Marshall C.

BMC Res Notes. 2013 Aug 29;6:342. doi: 10.1186/1756-0500-6-342.


The effect of intermittent antenatal iron supplementation on maternal and infant outcomes in rural Viet Nam: a cluster randomised trial.

Hanieh S, Ha TT, Simpson JA, Casey GJ, Khuong NC, Thoang DD, Thuy TT, Pasricha SR, Tran TD, Tuan T, Dwyer T, Fisher J, Biggs BA.

PLoS Med. 2013;10(6):e1001470. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001470. Epub 2013 Jun 18.


Elimination of iron deficiency anemia and soil transmitted helminth infection: evidence from a fifty-four month iron-folic acid and de-worming program.

Casey GJ, Montresor A, Cavalli-Sforza LT, Thu H, Phu LB, Tinh TT, Tien NT, Phuc TQ, Biggs BA.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2013 Apr 11;7(4):e2146. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002146. Print 2013.


Low risk of Japanese encephalitis in short-term Australian travelers to Asia.

Ratnam I, Leder K, Black J, Biggs BA, Matchett E, Padiglione A, Woolley I, Panagiotidis T, Gherardin T, Luxemburger C, Torresi J.

J Travel Med. 2013 May-Jun;20(3):206-8. doi: 10.1111/jtm.12019. Epub 2013 Mar 8.


Effects of daily iron supplementation in 2- to 5-year-old children: systematic review and meta-analysis.

Thompson J, Biggs BA, Pasricha SR.

Pediatrics. 2013 Apr;131(4):739-53. doi: 10.1542/peds.2012-2256. Epub 2013 Mar 11. Review.


Markov model to forecast the change in prevalence of soil-transmitted helminths during a control programme: a case study in Vietnam.

Montresor A, Gabrielli AF, Yajima A, Lethanh N, Biggs BA, Casey GJ, Tinh TT, Engels D, Savioli L.

Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2013 May;107(5):313-8. doi: 10.1093/trstmh/trt019. Epub 2013 Mar 6.


Incidence and risk factors for acute respiratory illnesses and influenza virus infections in Australian travellers to Asia.

Ratnam I, Black J, Leder K, Biggs BA, Gordon I, Matchett E, Padiglione A, Woolley I, Karapanagiotidis T, Gherardin T, Demont C, Luxemburger C, Torresi J.

J Clin Virol. 2013 May;57(1):54-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jcv.2013.01.008. Epub 2013 Feb 4.


Control of iron deficiency anemia in low- and middle-income countries.

Pasricha SR, Drakesmith H, Black J, Hipgrave D, Biggs BA.

Blood. 2013 Apr 4;121(14):2607-17. doi: 10.1182/blood-2012-09-453522. Epub 2013 Jan 25. Review.


Prevalence and risk factors for symptoms of common mental disorders in early and late pregnancy in Vietnamese women: a prospective population-based study.

Fisher J, Tran T, Duc Tran T, Dwyer T, Nguyen T, Casey GJ, Anne Simpson J, Hanieh S, Biggs BA.

J Affect Disord. 2013 Apr 5;146(2):213-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2012.09.007. Epub 2012 Sep 29.


Increased birth weight associated with regular pre-pregnancy deworming and weekly iron-folic acid supplementation for Vietnamese women.

Passerini L, Casey GJ, Biggs BA, Cong DT, Phu LB, Phuc TQ, Carone M, Montresor A.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2012;6(4):e1608. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001608. Epub 2012 Apr 3.


Incidence and seroprevalence of dengue virus infections in Australian travellers to Asia.

Ratnam I, Black J, Leder K, Biggs BA, Matchett E, Padiglione A, Woolley I, Panagiotidis T, Gherardin T, Pollissard L, Demont C, Luxemburger C, Torresi J.

Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2012 Jun;31(6):1203-10. doi: 10.1007/s10096-011-1429-1. Epub 2011 Oct 9.


Weekly iron-folic acid supplementation with regular deworming is cost-effective in preventing anaemia in women of reproductive age in Vietnam.

Casey GJ, Sartori D, Horton SE, Phuc TQ, Phu LB, Thach DT, Dai TC, Fattore G, Montresor A, Biggs BA.

PLoS One. 2011;6(9):e23723. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0023723. Epub 2011 Sep 8.


Vitamin B-12, folate, iron, and vitamin A concentrations in rural Indian children are associated with continued breastfeeding, complementary diet, and maternal nutrition.

Pasricha SR, Shet AS, Black JF, Sudarshan H, Prashanth NS, Biggs BA.

Am J Clin Nutr. 2011 Nov;94(5):1358-70. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.111.018580. Epub 2011 Sep 14.


Factors influencing receipt of iron supplementation by young children and their mothers in rural India: local and national cross-sectional studies.

Pasricha SR, Biggs BA, Prashanth NS, Sudarshan H, Moodie R, Black J, Shet A.

BMC Public Health. 2011 Aug 3;11:617. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-11-617.


Long-term weekly iron-folic acid and de-worming is associated with stabilised haemoglobin and increasing iron stores in non-pregnant women in Vietnam.

Casey GJ, Jolley D, Phuc TQ, Tinh TT, Tho DH, Montresor A, Biggs BA.

PLoS One. 2010 Dec 30;5(12):e15691. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0015691.


Undernutrition among children in South and South-East Asia.

Pasricha SR, Biggs BA.

J Paediatr Child Health. 2010 Sep;46(9):497-503. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1754.2010.01839.x. Review.


Monitoring for Plasmodium falciparum drug resistance to artemisinin and artesunate in Binh Phuoc Province, Vietnam: 1998-2009.

Thanh NV, Toan TQ, Cowman AF, Casey GJ, Phuc BQ, Tien NT, Hung NM, Biggs BA.

Malar J. 2010 Jun 24;9:181. doi: 10.1186/1475-2875-9-181.


Determinants of anemia among young children in rural India.

Pasricha SR, Black J, Muthayya S, Shet A, Bhat V, Nagaraj S, Prashanth NS, Sudarshan H, Biggs BA, Shet AS.

Pediatrics. 2010 Jul;126(1):e140-9. doi: 10.1542/peds.2009-3108. Epub 2010 Jun 14.


African Australians living with HIV: a case series from Victoria.

Lemoh CN, Baho S, Grierson J, Hellard M, Street A, Biggs BA.

Sex Health. 2010 Jun;7(2):142-8. doi: 10.1071/SH09120.


Long-term follow-up of schistosomiasis serology post-treatment in Australian travelers and immigrants.

Yong MK, Beckett CL, Leder K, Biggs BA, Torresi J, O'Brien DP.

J Travel Med. 2010 Mar-Apr;17(2):89-93. doi: 10.1111/j.1708-8305.2009.00379.x.

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