Management of bronchiectasis and chronic suppurative lung disease in Indigenous children and adults from rural and remote Australian communities

Anne B Chang, Keith Grimwood, Graeme Maguire, Paul T King, Peter S Morris and Paul J Torzillo
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (7): 386-393.


  • Anne B Chang1,2
  • Keith Grimwood3,4
  • Graeme Maguire5
  • Paul T King6
  • Peter S Morris2,7
  • Paul J Torzillo8,9

  • 1 Department of Respiratory Medicine, Royal Children’s Hospital, Brisbane, QLD.
  • 2 Child Health Division, Menzies School of Health Research, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, NT.
  • 3 Queensland Paediatric Infectious Diseases Laboratory, Royal Children’s Hospital, Brisbane, QLD.
  • 4 Discipline of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD.
  • 5 School of Medicine, James Cook University, Cairns, QLD.
  • 6 Department of Medicine and Department of Respiratory Medicine, Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 7 Northern Territory Clinical School, Flinders University, Darwin, NT.
  • 8 Nganampa Health Council, Alice Springs, NT.
  • 9 Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW.



We thank Bilawara Lee, a senior member of the Larrakia Nation, who opened the workshop and welcomed us to her country, where the workshop took place. Anne Chang is supported by the Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation and by an NHMRC Practitioner Fellowship.

Competing interests:

Keith Grimwood was previously a member of a Rotavirus Advisory Board in New Zealand and received a research grant from GlaxoSmithKline to study the epidemiology of intussusception in New Zealand. He has also received a research grant from Merck for a rotavirus surveillance study and is currently chair of a Data and Safety Monitoring Committee for phase I and II trials of a meningococcal vaccine for Wyeth. Graeme Maguire receives research funding from the NHMRC, the Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and the Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal Health to facilitate the conduct of research projects on Indigenous Australian respiratory health and disease.

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