Professor David Currow

Honorary Associate
Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Neonatology, Westmead Clinical School

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Selected grants

2013

  • Patterns of care and health outcomes: Opportunities for epidemiology and health services research using whole of population, cross-jurisdictional linkage of routinely collected data; Aranda S, Currow D, Pearson S, Young J, Armstrong B, O'Connell D, McLachlan A, Le Couteur D, Buckley N; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Equipment Grants.

2008

  • Cancer Trials Australia-OnLine: A tool for cancer patients to find open clinical trials and consider trial participation; Barratt A, Tattersall M, Askie L, Crossing S, Butow P, Currow D, McGeechan K; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

2004

  • Volunteer Support for Palliative Care in Residential Aged Care; Harris P, Toye C, Cordingley S, Kristjanson L, White K, Sullivan K, Currow D, Oldham L, Hearn J, Cook P, Taylor A, Shiels W, Schaper F, Casey M, Popescu A, Walton J, Leavesley S; Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing/Research and Development.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Yee, J., Davis, G., Beith, J., Wilcken, N., Currow, D., Emery, J., Phillips, J., Martin, A., Hui, R., Harrison, M., Kilbreath, S., et al (2014). Physical activity and fitness in women with metastatic breast cancer. Journal of Cancer Survivorship. [More Information]
  • Shelby-James, T., Butow, P., Davidson, G., Currow, D. (2012). Case conferences in palliative care: A substudy of a cluster randomised controlled trial. Australian Family Physician, 41(8), 608-612.
  • Dear, R., Barratt, A., Askie, L., Butow, P., McGeechan, K., Crossing, S., Currow, D., Tattersall, M. (2012). Impact of a cancer clinical trials web site on discussions about trial participation: a cluster randomized trial. Annals of Oncology, 23(7), 1912-1918. [More Information]
  • Clark, K., Smith, J., Lovell, M., Currow, D. (2012). Longitudinal pain reports in a palliative care population. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 15(12), 1335-1341. [More Information]
  • Lobb, E., Swetenham, K., Agar, M., Currow, D. (2011). A collateral benefit of research in palliative care. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 14(9), 986-987. [More Information]
  • To, T., Greene, A., Agar, M., Currow, D. (2011). A point prevalence survey of hospital inpatients to define the proportion with palliation as the primary goal of care and the need for specialist palliative care. Internal Medicine Journal, 41(5), 430-433. [More Information]
  • Dear, R., Barratt, A., Askie, L., McGeechan, K., Arora, S., Crossing, S., Currow, D., Tattersall, M. (2011). Adding value to clinical trial registries: insights from Australian Cancer Trials Online, a website for consumers. Clinical Trials, 8(1), 70-76. [More Information]
  • Du, H., Newton, P., Zecchin, R., Denniss, A., Slamonson, Y., Everett, B., Currow, D., Macdonald, P., Davidson, P. (2011). An intervention to promote physical activity and self-management in people with stable chronic heart failure The Home-Heart-Walk study: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials, 12(-), 63-1-63-6. [More Information]
  • Clark, K., Lam, L., Currow, D. (2011). Exploring the Relationship Between the Frequency of Documented Bowel Movements and Prescribed Laxatives in Hospitalized Palliative Care Patients. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care, 28(4), 258-263. [More Information]
  • Hegarty, M., Abernethy, A., Olver, I., Currow, D. (2011). Former palliative caregivers who identify that additional spiritual support would have been helpful in a population survey. Palliative Medicine, 25(3), 266-277. [More Information]
  • Currow, D., Agar, M., Plummer, J., Blyth, F., Abernethy, A. (2010). Chronic pain in South Australia - population levels that interfere extremely with activities of daily living. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 34(3), 232-239. [More Information]
  • Abernethy, A., McDonald, C., Frith, P., Clark, K., Herndon II, J., Marcello, J., Young, I., Bull, J., Wilcock, A., Booth, S., et al (2010). Effect of palliative oxygen versus room air in relief of breathlessness in patients with refractory dyspnoea: a double-blind, randomised controlled trial. The Lancet, 376(9743), 784-793. [More Information]
  • Agar, M., Currow, D., Plummer, J., Chye, R., Draper, B. (2008). Differing management of people with advanced cancer and delirium by four sub-specialties. Palliative Medicine: a multiprofessional journal, 22(5), 633-40. [More Information]
  • Clayton, J., Hancock, K., Parker, S., Butow, P., Walder, S., Carrick, S., Currow, D., Ghersi, D., Glare, P., Hagerty, R., Tattersall, M., et al (2008). Sustaining hope when communicating with terminally ill patients and their families: A systematic review. Psycho-Oncology: journal of the psychological, social and behavioral dimensions of cancer, 17, 641-659. [More Information]
  • Currow, D., Plummer, J., Cooney, N., Gorman, D., Glare, P. (2007). A Randomized, Double-Blind, Multi-Site, Crossover, Placebo-Controlled Equivalence Study of Morning Versus Evening Once-Daily Sustained-Release Morphine Sulfate in People with Pain from Advanced Cancer. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 34(1), 17-23. [More Information]
  • Parker, S., Clayton, J., Hancock, K., Walder, S., Butow, P., Carrick, S., Currow, D., Ghersi, D., Glare, P., Hagerty, R., Tattersall, M. (2007). A systematic review of prognostic/end-of-life communication with adults in the advanced stages of a life-limiting illness: patient/caregiver preferences for the content, style, and timing of information. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 34(1), 81-93. [More Information]
  • Clayton, J., Hancock, K., Butow, P., Tattersall, M., Currow, D. (2007). Clinical practice guidelines for communicating prognosis and end-of-life issues with adults in the advanced stages of a life-limiting illness, and their caregivers. Medical Journal of Australia, 186(12), S77-S108. [More Information]
  • Hancock, K., Clayton, J., Parker, S., Walder, S., Butow, P., Carrick, S., Currow, D., Ghersi, D., Glare, P., Hagerty, R., Tattersall, M. (2007). Discrepant Perceptions About End-of-Life Communication: A Systematic Review. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 34(2), 190-200. [More Information]
  • Clayton, J., Butow, P., Tattersall, M., Devine, R., Simpson, J., Aggarwal, G., Clark, K., Currow, D., Elliott, L., Lacey, J., Noel, M., et al (2007). Randomized controlled trial of a prompt list to help advanced cancer patients and their caregivers to ask questions about prognosis and end-of-life care. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 25(6), 715-723. [More Information]
  • Clayton, J., Hancock, K., Butow, P., Tattersall, M., Currow, D. (2007). Reply to Mark T Clayer [Clinical practice guidelines for communicating prognosis and end-of-life issues with adults in the advanced stages of a life-limiting illness, and their caregivers]. Medical Journal of Australia, 187(8), 478.
  • Clayton, J., Hancock, K., Parker, S., Butow, P., Walder, S., Carrick, S., Currow, D., Ghersi, D., Glare, P., Hagerty, R., Olver, I., Tattersall, M. (2007). Sustaining hope when communicating with terminally ill patients and their families: a systematic review. Psycho-Oncology: journal of the psychological, social and behavioral dimensions of cancer, DOI: 10.1002/pon.1288(DOI: 10.1002/pon.1288), 1-19. [More Information]
  • Hancock, K., Clayton, J., Parker, S., Walder, S., Butow, P., Carrick, S., Currow, D., Ghersi, D., Glare, P., Hagerty, R., Tattersall, M. (2007). Truth-telling in discussing prognosis in advanced life-limiting illnesses: a systematic review. Palliative Medicine: a multiprofessional journal, 21(6), 507-517. [More Information]
  • Hall, W., Christie, M., Currow, D. (2005). Cannabinoids and cancer: causation, remediation, and palliation. Lancet Oncology, 6(1), 35-42. [More Information]
  • Toye, C., Kristjanson, L., White, K., Sullivan, K., Currow, D., Cordingley, S., Oldham, L., Hearn, L., Leavesley, S., Cook, P., et al (2004). The Volunteering in Palliative Residential Aged Care Project. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 23(Supplement 1), A3-A3.

2014

  • Yee, J., Davis, G., Beith, J., Wilcken, N., Currow, D., Emery, J., Phillips, J., Martin, A., Hui, R., Harrison, M., Kilbreath, S., et al (2014). Physical activity and fitness in women with metastatic breast cancer. Journal of Cancer Survivorship. [More Information]

2012

  • Shelby-James, T., Butow, P., Davidson, G., Currow, D. (2012). Case conferences in palliative care: A substudy of a cluster randomised controlled trial. Australian Family Physician, 41(8), 608-612.
  • Dear, R., Barratt, A., Askie, L., Butow, P., McGeechan, K., Crossing, S., Currow, D., Tattersall, M. (2012). Impact of a cancer clinical trials web site on discussions about trial participation: a cluster randomized trial. Annals of Oncology, 23(7), 1912-1918. [More Information]
  • Clark, K., Smith, J., Lovell, M., Currow, D. (2012). Longitudinal pain reports in a palliative care population. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 15(12), 1335-1341. [More Information]

2011

  • Lobb, E., Swetenham, K., Agar, M., Currow, D. (2011). A collateral benefit of research in palliative care. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 14(9), 986-987. [More Information]
  • To, T., Greene, A., Agar, M., Currow, D. (2011). A point prevalence survey of hospital inpatients to define the proportion with palliation as the primary goal of care and the need for specialist palliative care. Internal Medicine Journal, 41(5), 430-433. [More Information]
  • Dear, R., Barratt, A., Askie, L., McGeechan, K., Arora, S., Crossing, S., Currow, D., Tattersall, M. (2011). Adding value to clinical trial registries: insights from Australian Cancer Trials Online, a website for consumers. Clinical Trials, 8(1), 70-76. [More Information]
  • Du, H., Newton, P., Zecchin, R., Denniss, A., Slamonson, Y., Everett, B., Currow, D., Macdonald, P., Davidson, P. (2011). An intervention to promote physical activity and self-management in people with stable chronic heart failure The Home-Heart-Walk study: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials, 12(-), 63-1-63-6. [More Information]
  • Clark, K., Lam, L., Currow, D. (2011). Exploring the Relationship Between the Frequency of Documented Bowel Movements and Prescribed Laxatives in Hospitalized Palliative Care Patients. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care, 28(4), 258-263. [More Information]
  • Hegarty, M., Abernethy, A., Olver, I., Currow, D. (2011). Former palliative caregivers who identify that additional spiritual support would have been helpful in a population survey. Palliative Medicine, 25(3), 266-277. [More Information]

2010

  • Currow, D., Agar, M., Plummer, J., Blyth, F., Abernethy, A. (2010). Chronic pain in South Australia - population levels that interfere extremely with activities of daily living. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 34(3), 232-239. [More Information]
  • Abernethy, A., McDonald, C., Frith, P., Clark, K., Herndon II, J., Marcello, J., Young, I., Bull, J., Wilcock, A., Booth, S., et al (2010). Effect of palliative oxygen versus room air in relief of breathlessness in patients with refractory dyspnoea: a double-blind, randomised controlled trial. The Lancet, 376(9743), 784-793. [More Information]

2008

  • Agar, M., Currow, D., Plummer, J., Chye, R., Draper, B. (2008). Differing management of people with advanced cancer and delirium by four sub-specialties. Palliative Medicine: a multiprofessional journal, 22(5), 633-40. [More Information]
  • Clayton, J., Hancock, K., Parker, S., Butow, P., Walder, S., Carrick, S., Currow, D., Ghersi, D., Glare, P., Hagerty, R., Tattersall, M., et al (2008). Sustaining hope when communicating with terminally ill patients and their families: A systematic review. Psycho-Oncology: journal of the psychological, social and behavioral dimensions of cancer, 17, 641-659. [More Information]

2007

  • Currow, D., Plummer, J., Cooney, N., Gorman, D., Glare, P. (2007). A Randomized, Double-Blind, Multi-Site, Crossover, Placebo-Controlled Equivalence Study of Morning Versus Evening Once-Daily Sustained-Release Morphine Sulfate in People with Pain from Advanced Cancer. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 34(1), 17-23. [More Information]
  • Parker, S., Clayton, J., Hancock, K., Walder, S., Butow, P., Carrick, S., Currow, D., Ghersi, D., Glare, P., Hagerty, R., Tattersall, M. (2007). A systematic review of prognostic/end-of-life communication with adults in the advanced stages of a life-limiting illness: patient/caregiver preferences for the content, style, and timing of information. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 34(1), 81-93. [More Information]
  • Clayton, J., Hancock, K., Butow, P., Tattersall, M., Currow, D. (2007). Clinical practice guidelines for communicating prognosis and end-of-life issues with adults in the advanced stages of a life-limiting illness, and their caregivers. Medical Journal of Australia, 186(12), S77-S108. [More Information]
  • Hancock, K., Clayton, J., Parker, S., Walder, S., Butow, P., Carrick, S., Currow, D., Ghersi, D., Glare, P., Hagerty, R., Tattersall, M. (2007). Discrepant Perceptions About End-of-Life Communication: A Systematic Review. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 34(2), 190-200. [More Information]
  • Clayton, J., Butow, P., Tattersall, M., Devine, R., Simpson, J., Aggarwal, G., Clark, K., Currow, D., Elliott, L., Lacey, J., Noel, M., et al (2007). Randomized controlled trial of a prompt list to help advanced cancer patients and their caregivers to ask questions about prognosis and end-of-life care. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 25(6), 715-723. [More Information]
  • Clayton, J., Hancock, K., Butow, P., Tattersall, M., Currow, D. (2007). Reply to Mark T Clayer [Clinical practice guidelines for communicating prognosis and end-of-life issues with adults in the advanced stages of a life-limiting illness, and their caregivers]. Medical Journal of Australia, 187(8), 478.
  • Clayton, J., Hancock, K., Parker, S., Butow, P., Walder, S., Carrick, S., Currow, D., Ghersi, D., Glare, P., Hagerty, R., Olver, I., Tattersall, M. (2007). Sustaining hope when communicating with terminally ill patients and their families: a systematic review. Psycho-Oncology: journal of the psychological, social and behavioral dimensions of cancer, DOI: 10.1002/pon.1288(DOI: 10.1002/pon.1288), 1-19. [More Information]
  • Hancock, K., Clayton, J., Parker, S., Walder, S., Butow, P., Carrick, S., Currow, D., Ghersi, D., Glare, P., Hagerty, R., Tattersall, M. (2007). Truth-telling in discussing prognosis in advanced life-limiting illnesses: a systematic review. Palliative Medicine: a multiprofessional journal, 21(6), 507-517. [More Information]

2005

  • Hall, W., Christie, M., Currow, D. (2005). Cannabinoids and cancer: causation, remediation, and palliation. Lancet Oncology, 6(1), 35-42. [More Information]

2004

  • Toye, C., Kristjanson, L., White, K., Sullivan, K., Currow, D., Cordingley, S., Oldham, L., Hearn, L., Leavesley, S., Cook, P., et al (2004). The Volunteering in Palliative Residential Aged Care Project. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 23(Supplement 1), A3-A3.

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