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Infection prevalence and patterns in self-inflicted gunshot wounds to the face.

Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol 2019 Jul 28;128(1):9-13. Epub 2019 Feb 28.

Head and Neck Institute, Portland, OR, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.oooo.2019.02.022DOI Listing
July 2019

Chlorhexidine for meatal cleaning in reducing catheter-associated urinary tract infections: a multicentre stepped-wedge randomised controlled trial.

Lancet Infect Dis 2019 Jun 12;19(6):611-619. Epub 2019 Apr 12.

Faculty of Arts, Nursing and Theology, Avondale College of Higher Education, Wahroonga, NSW, Australia; School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW, Australia. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(18)30736-9DOI Listing
June 2019

Controlled human infection for vaccination against Streptococcus pyogenes (CHIVAS): Establishing a group A Streptococcus pharyngitis human infection study.

Vaccine 2019 Jun 14;37(26):3485-3494. Epub 2019 May 14.

Tropical Diseases, Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; Infectious Diseases Unit, Department of General Medicine, The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2019.03.059DOI Listing
June 2019

Profiles of tuberculosis disease activation among contacts of patients with tuberculosis.

Eur Respir J 2019 Jun 4. Epub 2019 Jun 4.

Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1183/13993003.00353-2019DOI Listing
June 2019

Opportunities to improve influenza vaccination rates in general medical inpatients.

Intern Med J 2019 May;49(5):662-665

Department of General Medicine, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/imj.14275DOI Listing
May 2019

Early transthoracic echocardiography has useful prognostic value in left-sided native valve endocarditis despite limited diagnostic performance.

Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 2019 May 28. Epub 2019 May 28.

School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Level 4, 553 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, VIC, 3004, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10096-019-03589-wDOI Listing
May 2019

Reducing urinary catheter use using an electronic reminder system in hospitalized patients: A randomized stepped-wedge trial.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2019 Apr 4;40(4):427-431. Epub 2019 Mar 4.

Lifestyle Research Centre,Avondale College of Higher Education,Cooranbong, New South Wales,Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/ice.2019.31DOI Listing
April 2019

Health care workers' awareness and infection control practices about Ebola virus disease in Hajj 2015.

J Infect Public Health 2019 Apr 10. Epub 2019 Apr 10.

Infection Prevention and Healthcare Epidemiology Unit, Alfred Health, Melbourne, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jiph.2019.03.022DOI Listing
April 2019

Chlorhexidine versus saline in reducing the risk of catheter associated urinary tract infection: A cost-effectiveness analysis.

Int J Nurs Stud 2019 Apr 13;97:1-6. Epub 2019 Apr 13.

Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2019.04.003DOI Listing
April 2019

The role of super-spreading events in Mycobacterium tuberculosis transmission: evidence from contact tracing.

BMC Infect Dis 2019 Mar 12;19(1):244. Epub 2019 Mar 12.

Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12879-019-3870-1DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6417041PMC
March 2019

Use of data linkage to improve communicable disease surveillance and control in Australia: existing practices, barriers and enablers.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2019 Feb 5;43(1):33-40. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Victoria.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12846DOI Listing
February 2019

Fosfomycin: what was old is new again.

Intern Med J 2018 12;48(12):1425-1429

Infection and Immunity Theme, UQ Centre for Clinical Research, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/imj.14122DOI Listing
December 2018

Benefit of Echocardiography in Patients With Bacteremia at Low Risk of Endocarditis.

Open Forum Infect Dis 2018 Dec 11;5(12):ofy303. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

School of Public Health and Preventative Medicine, Monash University Victoria, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ofid/ofy303DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6288770PMC
December 2018

A Registry for Patients With Asplenia/Hyposplenism Reduces the Risk of Infections With Encapsulated Organisms.

Clin Infect Dis 2018 Aug;67(4):557-561

School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciy141DOI Listing
August 2018

Effect of hygiene interventions on acute respiratory infections in childcare, school and domestic settings in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review.

Trop Med Int Health 2018 08 10;23(8):816-833. Epub 2018 Jul 10.

Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/tmi.13080DOI Listing
August 2018

New enhanced influenza vaccines for older Australians: what promise do they hold?

Med J Aust 2018 08 16;209(3):110-112. Epub 2018 Jul 16.

Monash University, Melbourne, VIC.

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August 2018

Understanding the barriers to uptake of antenatal vaccination by women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds: A cross-sectional study.

Hum Vaccin Immunother 2018 07 26;14(7):1591-1598. Epub 2018 Mar 26.

a The Ritchie Centre, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology , Monash University , Clayton , Victoria , Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21645515.2018.1445455DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6067853PMC
July 2018

Epidemiological Data on the Effectiveness of Influenza Vaccine-Another Piece of the Puzzle.

J Infect Dis 2018 Jun;218(2):176-178

World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza, and Department of Microbiology and Immunology, The University of Melbourne, Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/infdis/jix635DOI Listing
June 2018

Difficulties of predicting the timing, size and severity of influenza seasons.

Respirology 2018 06 11;23(6):562-563. Epub 2018 Apr 11.

School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University; Infection Prevention and Healthcare Epidemiology Unit, Alfred Health, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/resp.13310DOI Listing
June 2018

Parechovirus: an important emerging infection in young infants.

Med J Aust 2018 05;208(8):365-369

National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance, Sydney, NSW.

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May 2018

Healthcare-associated infections in Australia: tackling the 'known unknowns'.

Aust Health Rev 2018 Apr;42(2):178-180

Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, School of Public Health and Social Work, Queensland University of Technology, 60 Musk Avenue, Kelvin Grove, Qld 4059, Australia. Email.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AH16223DOI Listing
April 2018

Clinical variation in the use of echocardiography in Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia: a multi-centre cohort study.

Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 2018 Mar 22;37(3):469-474. Epub 2018 Jan 22.

School of Public Health and Preventative Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10096-018-3192-zDOI Listing
March 2018

Morbidity from in-hospital complications is greater than treatment failure in patients with Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia.

BMC Infect Dis 2018 03 5;18(1):107. Epub 2018 Mar 5.

Department of Infectious Diseases, Austin Health, Austin Centre for Infection Research, PO Box 5555, Heidelberg, VIC, 3084, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12879-018-3011-2DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5838938PMC
March 2018

Delays in presentation and diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis: a retrospective study of a tertiary health service in Western Melbourne, 2011-2014.

Intern Med J 2018 02;48(2):184-193

Department of Infectious Diseases, Western Health, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/imj.13551DOI Listing
February 2018

Immortal Time Bias in Assessing Evidence-Based Care Processes for Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia.

JAMA Intern Med 2018 02;178(2):295-296

Victorian Infectious Disease Service, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, and The University of Melbourne, at the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, Victoria, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.7947DOI Listing
February 2018

Emerging infectious disease agents and blood safety in Australia: spotlight on Zika virus.

Med J Aust 2018 02;208(2):96

Monash University, Melbourne, VIC.

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February 2018

Erratum to "Emerging Infectious Diseases and Blood Safety: Modeling the Transfusion-Transmission Risk" (Transfusion Medicine Reviews 31/3 [2017] 154-164).

Transfus Med Rev 2018 01 15;32(1):66-68. Epub 2017 Aug 15.

Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tmrv.2017.07.005DOI Listing
January 2018

Influenza-associated Encephalitis/Encephalopathy Identified by the Australian Childhood Encephalitis Study 2013-2015.

Pediatr Infect Dis J 2017 Nov;36(11):1021-1026

From the *Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, NSW, Australia; †Marie Bashir Institute of Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity Institute, University of Sydney, NSW, Australia; ‡The Children's Hospital at Westmead, NSW, Australia; §Department of Infectious Diseases, Princess Margaret Hospital, Subiaco, Western Australia, Australia; ¶School of Medicine, University of Western Australia, Australia; ‖Wesfarmers Centre for Vaccines and Infectious Diseases, Telethon Kids Institute, University of Western Australia, Australia; **National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance, NSW, Australia; ††Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; ‡‡Murdoch Children's Research Institute and University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; §§Women's and Children's Hospital, Robinson Research Institute and School of Medicine, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia; ¶¶Infection Management and Prevention service, Lady Cilento Children's Hospital, Queensland, Australia; ‖‖Australian Paediatric Surveillance Unit, NSW, Australia; ***School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Victoria, Australia; and †††Infection Prevention and Healthcare Epidemiology Unit, Alfred Health, Victoria, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/INF.0000000000001650DOI Listing
November 2017

Cytomegalovirus Reactivation Is Associated with Increased Risk of Late-Onset Invasive Fungal Disease after Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation: A Multicenter Study in the Current Era of Viral Load Monitoring.

Biol Blood Marrow Transplant 2017 Nov 7;23(11):1961-1967. Epub 2017 Aug 7.

The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, The University of Melbourne and Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Australia; National Centre for Infections in Cancer, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, Australia; Victorian Infectious Diseases Service, Royal Melbourne Hospital at The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, Melbourne, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bbmt.2017.07.025DOI Listing
November 2017

Criteria for Identifying Patients With Bacteremia Who Are at Low Risk of Endocarditis: A Systematic Review.

Open Forum Infect Dis 2017 24;4(4):ofx261. Epub 2017 Nov 24.

School of Public Health and Preventative Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ofid/ofx261DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5751065PMC
November 2017

Painful loss of vision after an episode of herpes simplex encephalitis.

Intern Med J 2017 10;47(10):1210-1211

Department of Infectious Diseases, Alfred Health and Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/imj.13562DOI Listing
October 2017

Laboratory Workflow Analysis of Culture of Periprosthetic Tissues in Blood Culture Bottles.

J Clin Microbiol 2017 09 12;55(9):2817-2826. Epub 2017 Jul 12.

Division of Clinical Microbiology, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/JCM.00652-17DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5648717PMC
September 2017

Protecting newborns from pertussis: The role of partner vaccination in the era of maternal immunization.

Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 2017 Sep 25;216:159-163. Epub 2017 Jul 25.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; Monash Infectious Diseases, Monash Health, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; Monash Womens Monash Health, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; Department of Infectious Diseases, Alfred Health, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejogrb.2017.07.031DOI Listing
September 2017

Spleen Australia guidelines for the prevention of sepsis in patients with asplenia and hyposplenism in Australia and New Zealand.

Intern Med J 2017 Aug;47(8):848-855

Spleen Australia, Department of Infectious Diseases, Alfred Health, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/imj.13348DOI Listing
August 2017

Immunometabolic and Lipidomic Markers Associated With the Frailty Index and Quality of Life in Aging HIV+ Men on Antiretroviral Therapy.

EBioMedicine 2017 Aug 18;22:112-121. Epub 2017 Jul 18.

Department of Infectious Diseases, The Alfred and Monash University, Level 2, Burnet Institute, 85 Commercial Road, Melbourne, VIC 3004, Australia; Burnet Institute, 85 Commercial Road, Melbourne, VIC 3004, Australia; Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ebiom.2017.07.015DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5552224PMC
August 2017

Reply to Skowronski and Chambers.

Clin Infect Dis 2017 07;65(2):355

School of Paediatrics and Child Health, UWA, Perth.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cid/cix376DOI Listing
July 2017

Emerging Infectious Diseases and Blood Safety: Modeling the Transfusion-Transmission Risk.

Transfus Med Rev 2017 07 15;31(3):154-164. Epub 2017 May 15.

Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tmrv.2017.05.002DOI Listing
July 2017

Repeated Vaccination Does Not Appear to Impact Upon Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness Against Hospitalization With Confirmed Influenza.

Clin Infect Dis 2017 Jun;64(11):1564-1572

School of Paediatrics and Child Health, and Wesfarmers Centre for Vaccines and Infectious Diseases, Telethon Kids Institute, University of Western Australia, Perth.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cid/cix209DOI Listing
June 2017

Outcomes following detection of low level plasma HIV RNA in HIV-infected patients previously virologically suppressed on antiretroviral therapy: a retrospective observational study.

Sex Health 2017 06;14(3):238-243

Department of Infectious Diseases, The Alfred Hospital and Monash University, 55 Commercial Road, Melbourne, Vic. 3004, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH16165DOI Listing
June 2017

Emerging infectious disease agents and blood safety in Australia: spotlight on Zika virus.

Med J Aust 2017 Jun;206(10):455-460

Australian Red Cross Blood Service, Melbourne, VIC.

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June 2017

Duration of platelet storage and outcomes of critically ill patients.

Transfusion 2017 03;57(3):599-605

The Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Research Centre.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/trf.14056DOI Listing
March 2017

Community-acquired syndromes causing morbidity and mortality in Australia
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Commun Dis Intell Q Rep 2017 Mar 31;41(1):E49-E57. Epub 2017 Mar 31.

Department of General Medicine, University Hospital Geelong, Barwon Health, Geelong, Victoria.

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March 2017

A global call from five countries to collaborate in antibiotic stewardship: united we succeed, divided we might fail.

Lancet Infect Dis 2017 02 18;17(2):e56-e63. Epub 2016 Nov 18.

Division of Infectious Diseases & HIV Medicine, Department of Medicine University of Cape Town, Groote Schuur Hospital Observatory, Cape Town, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(16)30386-3DOI Listing
February 2017

Mycobacterium chimaera and cardiac surgery.

Med J Aust 2017 Feb;206(3):132-135

Austin Health, Melbourne, VIC.

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February 2017

Sociodemographic and geographical inequalities in notifiable infectious diseases in Australia: a retrospective analysis of 21 years of national disease surveillance data.

Lancet Infect Dis 2017 01 24;17(1):86-97. Epub 2016 Oct 24.

Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, The Alfred Centre, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(16)30309-7DOI Listing
January 2017

Optimal Periprosthetic Tissue Specimen Number for Diagnosis of Prosthetic Joint Infection.

J Clin Microbiol 2017 01 28;55(1):234-243. Epub 2016 Dec 28.

Division of Clinical Microbiology, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/JCM.01914-16DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5228235PMC
January 2017

Is platelet transfusion associated with hospital-acquired infections in critically ill patients?

Crit Care 2017 01 6;21(1). Epub 2017 Jan 6.

Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Research Centre, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13054-016-1593-xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5217409PMC
January 2017

Characteristics of national and statewide health care-associated infection surveillance programs: A qualitative study.

Am J Infect Control 2016 12 21;44(12):1505-1510. Epub 2016 Sep 21.

Institute of Health & Biomedical Innovation, School of Public Health and Social Work, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2016.06.034DOI Listing
December 2016

Knowledge, Attitudes and Behaviours of Healthcare Workers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to MERS Coronavirus and Other Emerging Infectious Diseases.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2016 12 6;13(12). Epub 2016 Dec 6.

Infection Prevention and Healthcare Epidemiology Unit, Alfred Health, Melbourne, VIC 3004, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph13121214DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5201355PMC
December 2016

Flutracking weekly online community survey of influenza-like illness annual report, 2015.

Commun Dis Intell Q Rep 2016 Dec 24;40(4):E512-E520. Epub 2016 Dec 24.

Adjunct Professor, National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Australian National University, Acton, Australian Capital Territory.

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December 2016

The impact of a multidisciplinary antimicrobial stewardship team on the timeliness of antimicrobial therapy in patients with positive blood cultures: a randomized controlled trial.

J Antimicrob Chemother 2016 11 2;71(11):3276-3283. Epub 2016 Aug 2.

Department of Infectious Diseases, Alfred Health and Monash University, 55 Commercial Rd, Prahran, VIC, Australia

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jac/dkw285DOI Listing
November 2016

Reducing disease burden in an influenza pandemic by targeted delivery of neuraminidase inhibitors: mathematical models in the Australian context.

BMC Infect Dis 2016 Oct 10;16(1):552. Epub 2016 Oct 10.

Modelling and Simulation Unit Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne, Level 3, 207 Bouverie St, Melbourne, 3010, Victoria, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12879-016-1866-7DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5057455PMC
October 2016

Pan-spinal infection: a case series and review of the literature.

J Spine Surg 2016 Sep;2(3):202-209

Department of Neurosurgery, Alfred Hospital; ; Department of Surgery, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.

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http://jss.osspress.com/article/view/3611/4320
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http://dx.doi.org/10.21037/jss.2016.08.04DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5067279PMC
September 2016

Timing of influenza vaccination in an Australian community-based surveillance system, 2010-2014.

Commun Dis Intell Q Rep 2016 09 30;40(3):E347-E350. Epub 2016 Sep 30.

Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria.

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September 2016

Diagnostic Yield of Timing Blood Culture Collection Relative to Fever.

Pediatr Infect Dis J 2016 08;35(8):846-50

From the *Department of General Medicine and †Department of Microbiology, Royal Children's Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia; ‡Faculty of Medicine, §Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, and ¶Department of Paediatrics, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia; ‖Department of Pediatrics, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia; **Infection Prevention and Healthcare Epidemiology, Alfred Health, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; ††Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Parkville, Victoria, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/INF.0000000000001189DOI Listing
August 2016

Macrolide resistance in pneumococci-is it relevant?

Pneumonia (Nathan) 2016 7;8:10. Epub 2016 Jul 7.

Microbiology Unit, Alfred Health, Melbourne, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s41479-016-0010-1DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5471688PMC
July 2016

Estimates of influenza vaccine coverage from Victorian surveillance systems based in the community, primary care and hospitals.

Commun Dis Intell Q Rep 2016 Jun 30;40(2):E204-6. Epub 2016 Jun 30.

Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria.

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June 2016

Novel application of a discrete choice experiment to identify preferences for a national healthcare-associated infection surveillance programme: a cross-sectional study.

BMJ Open 2016 05 4;6(5):e011397. Epub 2016 May 4.

Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, School of Public Health and Welfare, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Queensland, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2016-011397DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4861107PMC
May 2016

The epidemiology of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 2012-2015.

Int J Infect Dis 2016 Apr 10;45:1-4. Epub 2016 Feb 10.

Infection Prevention and Healthcare Epidemiology Unit, Alfred Health, Melbourne, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijid.2016.02.004DOI Listing
April 2016

Laboratory-based surveillance of Clostridium difficile circulating in Australia, September - November 2010.

Pathology 2016 Apr 2;48(3):257-60. Epub 2016 Mar 2.

School of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Western Australia, WA, Australia; Department of Microbiology, PathWest Laboratory Medicine (WA), Perth, WA, Australia. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pathol.2016.02.005DOI Listing
April 2016

Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in Australia and our region.

Med J Aust 2016 Apr;204(7):251-3

Monash University.

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April 2016

OX40, PD-1 and CTLA-4 are selectively expressed on tumor-infiltrating T cells in head and neck cancer.

Clin Transl Immunology 2016 Apr 15;5(4):e70. Epub 2016 Apr 15.

AgonOx, Inc., Portland, OR, USA; Earle A Chiles Research Institute in the Providence Cancer Center, Portland, OR, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/cti.2016.16DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4855266PMC
April 2016

Quantitative Assessment of Intra-Patient Variation in CD4+ T Cell Counts in Stable, Virologically-Suppressed, HIV-Infected Subjects.

PLoS One 2015 25;10(6):e0125248. Epub 2015 Jun 25.

Department of Infectious Diseases, The Alfred hospital, Melbourne, Australia; Department of Epidemiology and Preventative Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia; Macfarlane Burnet Institute for Medical Research and Public Health, Melbourne, Australia; Department of Medicine, Monash University Central Clinical School, Melbourne, Australia.

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http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0125248PLOS
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4482322PMC
March 2016

Influenza vaccine effectiveness in general practice and in hospital patients in Victoria, 2011-2013.

Med J Aust 2016 02;204(2):76

Alfred Health, Melbourne, VIC.

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February 2016

Improved Diagnosis of Prosthetic Joint Infection by Culturing Periprosthetic Tissue Specimens in Blood Culture Bottles.

MBio 2016 Jan 5;7(1):e01776-15. Epub 2016 Jan 5.

Division of Clinical Microbiology, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA

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Influenza vaccine effectiveness against hospitalisation with influenza in adults in Australia in 2014.

Vaccine 2015 Dec 31;33(51):7352-7356. Epub 2015 Oct 31.

ACT Health Directorate, Canberra, Australia.

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The effectiveness of influenza vaccination in preventing hospitalisation in children in Western Australia.

Vaccine 2015 Dec 6;33(51):7239-7244. Epub 2015 Nov 6.

School of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia; Wesfarmers Centre for Vaccines and Infectious Diseases, Telethon Kids Institute, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia; Department of General Paediatrics, Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, Perth, Australia.

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December 2015

The prevalence and impact of antimicrobial allergies and adverse drug reactions at an Australian tertiary centre.

BMC Infect Dis 2015 Dec 16;15:572. Epub 2015 Dec 16.

Department of Infectious Diseases, Alfred Health and Monash University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

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December 2015

Risk factors for infection following prostate biopsy - a case control study.

BMC Infect Dis 2015 Dec 23;15:580. Epub 2015 Dec 23.

Department of Urology, Alfred Health, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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December 2015

Antimicrobial Stewardship in Australian Hospitals and Other Settings.

Infect Dis Ther 2015 Sep 11;4(Suppl 1):27-38. Epub 2015 Sep 11.

Infection Prevention and Healthcare Epidemiology Unit, Alfred Health, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

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September 2015

Use of non-pharmaceutical interventions to reduce the transmission of influenza in adults: A systematic review.

Respirology 2015 Aug 14;20(6):896-903. Epub 2015 Apr 14.

School of Medicine and Pharmacology, Queen Elizabeth II Unit, University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia, Australia.

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August 2015

Variation in health care-associated infection surveillance practices in Australia.

Am J Infect Control 2015 Jul 7;43(7):773-5. Epub 2015 Apr 7.

Institute of Health & Biomedical Innovation, School of Public Health and Social Work, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

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July 2015

Differences in identifying healthcare associated infections using clinical vignettes and the influence of respondent characteristics: a cross-sectional survey of Australian infection prevention staff.

Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 2015 19;4:29. Epub 2015 Jul 19.

Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, School of Public Health and Welfare, Queensland University of Technology, 60 Musk Ave, Kelvin Grove, QLD 4059 Australia.

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July 2015

Should we continue to isolate patients with vancomycin-resistant enterococci in hospitals?

Med J Aust 2015 Mar;202(5):234-6

Monash University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

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