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Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

HTA publications 2018

Moshi MR, Tooher R, Merlin T. 'Suitability of current evaluation frameworks for use in the health technology assessment of mobile medical applications: a systematic review'. International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care. September 2018.

Milverton J, Newton S, Merlin T. 2018 'The effectiveness of enzyme replacement therapy for juvenile-onset Pompe disease: a systematic review'. Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease. June 2018. pp. 1-8.

Lambert R, Carter DA, Burgess N, Hajiali Afzali H. 2018 'The development of funding recommendations for health technologies at the state level: a South Australian case study'The International Journal of Health Planning and Management. April 2018.

Gupta A, Smithers L, Harford J, Merlin T, Braunack-Mayer A. 2018 'Determinants of knowledge and attitudes about sugar and the association of knowledge and attitudes with sugar intake among adults: A systematic review'. Appetite, vol. 126, pp. 185-194.

Wang S, Gum D, Merlin TL. 2018 'Comparing the ICERs in medicine reimbursement submissions to NICE and PBAC – does the presence of an explicit threshold affect the ICER proposed?'. Value in Health.

Statistician publications 2018

Yelland L, Sullivan T, Collins C, Price D, Mcphee A, & Lee K. 2018. 'Accounting for twin births in sample size calculations for randomised trials'. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology.

Varghese V, Smitham P, Howell S, Edwards S, Rickman M. 2018. 'POWIFF- Prospective study of wrist internal fixation of fracture: A protocol for a single centre, superiority, randomised controlled trial to study the efficacy of the VRP (2.0) distal radius plate (Austofix) versus the VA-LCP (Depuy-Synthes) for distal radius fractures'. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. vol. 19, issue 1, 7 pages.

Plevin D, Jureidini J, Howell S, Smith N. 2018. 'Paediatric antiepileptic polytherapy: systematic review of efficacy and neurobehavioural effects and a tertiary centre experience'. Acta paediatrica. (Oslo, Norway : 1992).

Sidharta SL, Baillie TJ, Howell S, Nicholls SJ, Montarello N, Honda S, Shisikura D, Delacroix S, Kim S, Beltrame JF, Psaltis PJ, Worthley SG, Worthley MI. 2018. 'Evaluation of human coronary vasodilator function predicts future coronary atheroma progression'. Heart (British Cardiac Society).

Dodd JM, Deussen AR, Louise J. 2018. 'Optimising gestational weight gain and improving maternal and infant health outcomes through antenatal dietary, lifestyle and physical activity advice: the OPTIMISE randomised controlled trial protocol'. BMJ Open, vol. 8, issue 2. e019583.

Kadam V, Howell S. 2018. 'Unrestricted and restricted access to sugammadex and side effect profile in a teaching hospital centre for year 2014- Database audit study'. Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine. vol. 8, issue 1.

Dodd J, McPhee A, Deussen A, Louise J, Yelland L, Owens J, Robinson J. 2018. 'Effects of an antenatal dietary intervention in overweight and obese women on 6 month infant outcomes: follow-up from the LIMIT randomised trial'. International Journal of Obesity. pp. 1-10.

Gupta AD, Chu WH, Howell S, Chakraborty S, Koblar S, Visvanathan R, Cameron I, Wilson D. 2018. 'A systematic review: efficacy of botulinum toxin in walking and quality of life in post-stroke lower limb spasticity'. Systematic Reviews. vol. 7, issue 1, pp. 1.

Wiggins B, Corsini N, Ramsey I, Edwards S, Ball D, Cocks L, Lill J, Sharplin G, Wilson C. 2018. 'An evaluation of social work services in a cancer accommodation facility for rural South Australians'. Supportive Care in Cancer. vol. 26, issue 1, pp. 147-154.

Zhou S, Greco R, Grivell R, Louise J, Deussen A, Dodd J, Moran L. 2018. 'Awareness of Listeriosis and Methylmercury toxicity public health recommendations and diet during pregnancy'. Women and Birth. pp. 1-6.

Dodd J, Louise J, Cramp C, Grivell R, Moran L, Deussen A. 2018. 'Evaluation of a smartphone nutrition and physical activity application to provide lifestyle advice to pregnant women: the SNAPP randomised trial'. Maternal & Child Nutrition. vol. 14, issue 1, pp. 1-11.

Dodd J, Andersen C, Dickinson J, Louise J, Deussen A, Grivell R, Voto L, Kilby M, Windrim R, Ryan G. 2018. 'Fetal middle cerebral artery Doppler to time intrauterine transfusion in red-cell alloimmunization: A randomized trial'. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. issue 3, pp. 306-312.

Bryant R, Costello S, Schoeman S, Sathananthan D, Knight E, Lau S-Y, Schoeman M, Mountifield R, Tee D, Travis S, Andrews, J. 2018. 'Limited uptake of ulcerative colitis 'treat to target' recommendations in real-world practice'. Journal of gastroenterology and hepatology, vol. 33, issue 3, pp. 599-607.

Gatej S, Marino V, Bright R, Fitzsimmons T, Gully N, Zilm P, Gibson R, Edwards S, Bartold, P. 2018. 'Probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG prevents alveolar bone loss in a mouse model of experimental periodontitis'. Journal of Clinical Periodontology. vol. 45, issue 2, pp. 204-212.

Kao S, Frauenfelder C, Wong D, Edwards S, Krishnan S, Ooi E. 2018. 'Validity of the American College of Surgeons' National Surgical Quality Improvement Program risk calculator in South Australian glossectomy patients'. Journal of Laryngology and Otology. vol. 132, issue 2, pp. 173-179.


Robinson M F, Mihalopoulos C, Merlin T, Roughead E. 2017 'Characteristics of Managed Entry Agreements in Australia'. International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, pp. 1-10.

Gupta A, Smithers LG, Harford J, Merlin T, Braunack-Mayer A. 2017 'Associations between dietary sugar knowledge and attitudes with free sugar intake and practices: A systematic review'. Journal of Nutrition and Intermediary Metabolism, vol. 8, pp. 112.

Sisnowski J, Street J, Merlin T. 2017 'Improving Food Environments and Tackling Obesity: A Realist Systematic Review of the Policy Success of Regulatory Interventions Targeting Population Nutrition'. PLOS One, vol. 12, no. 8, e0182581.

Schubert C. 2017 'Regulatory and government funding agency consideration of monetary costs to the cancer patient'. Cancer Forum, vol. 41, no. 2.

Kessels SJM, Newton SS, Morona JK, Merlin TL. 2017 'Safety and efficacy of wireless pH monitoring in patients suspected of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease: A systematic review'. Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology. vol. 51, no. 9, pp. 777-788.


Merlin TL, Hiller JE, Ryan P. 2016 'Impact of the "linked evidence approach" method on policies to publicly fund diagnostic, staging and screening medical tests. Medical Decision Making Policy & Practice, vol. 1, pp. 1-12

Carter, D, Vogan A & Haji Ali Afazali, H, 2016 'Governments need better guidance to maximise value for money: The case of Australia's Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee'. Applied Health Economics and Health Policy, vol. 14, no. 4, pp. 401-407.


Lopes, E, Street, J, Carter, D & Merlin, T, 2015 'Involving patients in health technology funding decisions: stakeholder perspectives on processes used in Australia'. Health Expectations, vol. 19, no. 2, pp. 331-344.

Varker, T, Forbes, D, Dell, L, Weston, A, Merlin, T, Hodson, S, O'Donnell, ML, 2015 'Rapid evidence assessment: Increasing the transparency of an emerging methodology'. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, vol. 21, no. 6, pp. 1199-1204.


Si, S, Moss, JR, Sullivan, TR, Newton, SS & Stocks, NP, 2014 'Effectiveness of general practice-based health checks: a systematic review and meta-analysis'. British Journal of General Practice, vol. 64, no. 618, pp. e47-e53.

Marciano, NJ, Merlin, TL, Bessen, T & Street, JM, 2014. 'To what extent are current guidelines for cutaneous melanoma follow up based on scientific evidence?', International Journal of Clinical Practice, vol 68, no. 6, pp. 761-770.

Merlin, T, Tamblyn, D & Ellery, B and the INAHTA Quality Assurance Group, 2014 'What's in a name? - Results of a survey to map the different HTA products of the International Network of Agencies for Health Technology Assessment (INAHTA)'. International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, vol. 30, no. 4, pp.1-8.

Merlin, T, Farah, C, Schubert, C, Mitchell, A, Hiller, J & Ryan, P, 2014 'The use of the 'linked evidence approach' to guide policy on the regulation and reimbursement of personalized medicines'. Personalized Medicine, vol 11, no.4, pp. 435-448.

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