Publications by authors named "Karin Thursky"

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Electronic health record data for antimicrobial prescribing.

Lancet Infect Dis 2020 Sep 8. Epub 2020 Sep 8.

National Health and Medical Research Council National Centre for Infections in Cancer, Sir Peter MacCallum Department of Oncology, University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC, Australia; Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC, Australia; National Health and Medical Research Council National Centre for Antimicrobial Stewardship, The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(20)30453-9DOI Listing
September 2020

Classification performance of administrative coding data for detection of invasive fungal infection in paediatric cancer patients.

PLoS One 2020 9;15(9):e0238889. Epub 2020 Sep 9.

National Centre for Infections in Cancer, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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September 2020

Identifying targets for improvement using a nationally standardized survey: Surgical antimicrobial prophylaxis in orthopedic surgery.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2020 Aug 25:1-10. Epub 2020 Aug 25.

National Health and Medical Research Council Centre of Research Excellence: National Centre for Antimicrobial Stewardship (NCAS), Peter Doherty Research Institute for Infection and Immunity Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/ice.2020.320DOI Listing
August 2020

A Nationwide Survey of Australian General Practitioners on Antimicrobial Stewardship: Awareness, Uptake, Collaboration with Pharmacists and Improvement Strategies.

Antibiotics (Basel) 2020 Jun 8;9(6). Epub 2020 Jun 8.

Department of General Practice, Monash University, Building 1, 270 Ferntree Gully Road, Notting Hill, Victoria 3168, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/antibiotics9060310DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7345044PMC
June 2020

Developing a Clinical Decision Support Tool for Appropriate Antibiotic Prescribing in Australian General Practice: A Simulation Study.

Med Decis Making 2020 05 8;40(4):428-437. Epub 2020 Jun 8.

The National Centre for Antimicrobial Stewardship, The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0272989X20926136DOI Listing
May 2020

Antibiotic prescribing in surgery: A clinically and socially complex problem in Australia.

Infect Dis Health 2020 May 19. Epub 2020 May 19.

National Health and Medical Research Council Centre of Research Excellence: National Centre for Antimicrobial Stewardship (NCAS), Peter Doherty Research Institute for Infection and Immunity Melbourne, VIC, Australia; University of Melbourne, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, Department of Medicine, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Parkville, VIC, Australia; Department of Infectious Diseases, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.idh.2020.04.004DOI Listing
May 2020

The implementation challenges of undertaking national antimicrobial usage surveillance.

Authors:
Karin A Thursky

Clin Infect Dis 2020 May 18. Epub 2020 May 18.

National Centre for Antimicrobial Stewardship, Royal Melbourne Hospital Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciaa573DOI Listing
May 2020

Sepsis in cancer: a question of definition.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2020 06 20;44(3):245. Epub 2020 Apr 20.

National Centre for Infections in Cancer, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, Victoria.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12985DOI Listing
June 2020

Burden and clinical outcomes of hospital-coded infections in patients with cancer: an 11-year longitudinal cohort study at an Australian cancer centre.

Support Care Cancer 2020 Apr 15. Epub 2020 Apr 15.

National Centre for Infections in Cancer, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00520-020-05439-4DOI Listing
April 2020

Burden of antibiotic allergy labels in Australian aged care residents: Findings from a national point-prevalence survey.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2020 Jun;41(6):641-644

Victorian Healthcare Associated Infection Surveillance System Coordinating Centre, Melbourne, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/ice.2020.53DOI Listing
June 2020

Levofloxacin prophylaxis in patients with myeloma.

Lancet Oncol 2020 02;21(2):e67

Department of Infectious Diseases, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia; National Centre for Infections in Cancer, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia; Sir Peter MacCallum Department of Oncology, University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1470-2045(19)30824-1DOI Listing
February 2020

Influences on surgical antimicrobial prophylaxis decision making by surgical craft groups, anaesthetists, pharmacists and nurses in public and private hospitals.

PLoS One 2019 14;14(11):e0225011. Epub 2019 Nov 14.

Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6855473PMC
March 2020

Appropriateness of Surgical Antimicrobial Prophylaxis Practices in Australia.

JAMA Netw Open 2019 11 1;2(11):e1915003. Epub 2019 Nov 1.

National Health and Medical Research Council Centre of Research Excellence: National Centre for Antimicrobial Stewardship, Peter Doherty Research Institute for Infection and Immunity, Melbourne, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.15003DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6902799PMC
November 2019

Antibiotic appropriateness and guideline adherence in hospitalized children: results of a nationwide study.

J Antimicrob Chemother 2020 Mar;75(3):738-746

National Centre for Antimicrobial Stewardship, The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, Melbourne, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jac/dkz474DOI Listing
March 2020

Evaluating the implementability of Antibiotic Surgical Prophylaxis guidelines.

Infect Dis Health 2020 02 12;25(1):11-21. Epub 2019 Sep 12.

National Health and Medical Research Council Centre of Research Excellence: National Centre for Antimicrobial Stewardship (NCAS), Peter Doherty Research Institute for Infection and Immunity Melbourne, VIC, Australia; University of Melbourne, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, Department of Medicine, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Parkville, VIC, Australia; Department of Infectious Diseases, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.idh.2019.08.004DOI Listing
February 2020

Mold-active prophylaxis in acute leukemia: not enough of a good thing?

Leuk Lymphoma 2019 12 23;60(12):2851-2853. Epub 2019 Jul 23.

Department of Infectious Diseases, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10428194.2019.1641804DOI Listing
December 2019

Beta-Lactam and Sulfonamide Allergy Testing Should Be a Standard of Care in Immunocompromised Hosts.

J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract 2019 Sep - Oct;7(7):2151-2153. Epub 2019 Jun 13.

Department of Infectious Diseases, Vanderbilt University Medical Centre, Nashville, Tenn; Institute for Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Murdoch University, Murdoch, WA, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jaip.2019.05.051DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6733665PMC
September 2020

Auditing fungal disease in leukemia patients in a tertiary care center: opportunities and challenges for an antifungal stewardship program.

Leuk Lymphoma 2019 10 17;60(10):2373-2383. Epub 2019 May 17.

Department of Infectious Diseases, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre , Melbourne , Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10428194.2019.1590570DOI Listing
October 2019

FDG-PET/CT in managing infection in patients with hematological malignancy: clinician knowledge and experience in Australia.

Leuk Lymphoma 2019 10 5;60(10):2471-2476. Epub 2019 Apr 5.

Department of Infectious Diseases, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre , Melbourne , Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10428194.2019.1590571DOI Listing
October 2019

A simple score can identify kidney transplant recipients at high risk of severe infection over the following 2 years.

Transpl Infect Dis 2019 Jun 22;21(3):e13076. Epub 2019 Apr 22.

Centre for Inflammatory Diseases, School of Clinical Sciences, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/tid.13076DOI Listing
June 2019

Incorporating Future Medical Costs: Impact on Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Cancer Patients.

Pharmacoeconomics 2019 07;37(7):931-941

Centre for Health Policy, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton, VIC, 3053, Australia.

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July 2019

Better Sepsis Management Rather Than Fluoroquinolone Prophylaxis for Patients With Cancer-Related Immunosuppression.

J Clin Oncol 2019 05 7;37(13):1139-1140. Epub 2019 Mar 7.

Monica A. Slavin, MD, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, and The National Centre for Infections in Cancer (NCIC), Melbourne, VIC, Australia; Leon J. Worth, PhD, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, and Doherty Institute, and The National Centre for Infections in Cancer (NCIC), Melbourne, VIC, Australia; John F. Seymour, PhD, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, VIC, Australia; and Karin A. Thursky, PhD, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, and Doherty Institute, and The National Centre for Infections in Cancer (NCIC), Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1200/JCO.18.01474DOI Listing
May 2019

Impact of a hospital-wide sepsis pathway on improved quality of care and clinical outcomes in surgical patients at a comprehensive cancer centre.

Eur J Cancer Care (Engl) 2019 May 13;28(3):e13018. Epub 2019 Feb 13.

Department of Infectious Diseases and Infection Prevention, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ecc.13018DOI Listing
May 2019

Sepsis incidence and mortality are underestimated in Australian intensive care unit administrative data.

Med J Aust 2019 03 13;210(4):188-188.e1. Epub 2019 Feb 13.

Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, VIC.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/mja2.50017DOI Listing
March 2019

Nonneutropenic fever in children with cancer: A scoping review of management and outcome.

Pediatr Blood Cancer 2019 06 5;66(6):e27634. Epub 2019 Feb 5.

The Paediatric Integrated Cancer Service, Parkville, Victoria, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pbc.27634DOI Listing
June 2019

High rates of proven invasive fungal disease with the use of ibrutinib monotherapy for relapsed or refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

Leuk Lymphoma 2019 06 11;60(6):1572-1575. Epub 2019 Jan 11.

a Department of Infectious Diseases , Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre , Parkville , Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10428194.2018.1543884DOI Listing
June 2019

Population wide assessment of antimicrobial use in dogs and cats using a novel data source - A cohort study using pet insurance data.

Vet Microbiol 2018 Nov 18;225:34-39. Epub 2018 Sep 18.

Asia-Pacific Centre for Animal Health, Melbourne Veterinary School, Department of Veterinary Biosciences, Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, 3052, Australia; National Centre for Antimicrobial Stewardship, Peter Doherty Institute, Grattan St, Carlton, Victoria, 3053, Australia.

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https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S03781135183044
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vetmic.2018.09.010DOI Listing
November 2018

Antifungal stewardship: developments in the field.

Curr Opin Infect Dis 2018 12;31(6):490-498

National Centre for Infections in Cancer, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/QCO.0000000000000497DOI Listing
December 2018

Antibiotic allergy testing improves antibiotic appropriateness in patients with cancer.

J Antimicrob Chemother 2018 11;73(11):3209-3211

Department of Infectious Diseases, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Parkville, VIC, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jac/dky307DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6198745PMC
November 2018

How antibiotic allergy labels may be harming our most vulnerable patients.

Med J Aust 2018 06;208(11):469-470

Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and National Centre for Infections in Cancer, Melbourne, VIC.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6167469PMC
June 2018

Meeting the challenge for effective antimicrobial stewardship programs in regional, rural and remote hospitals - what can we learn from the published literature?

Rural Remote Health 2018 05 24;18(2):4442. Epub 2018 May 24.

National Centre for Antimicrobial Stewardship, Doherty Research Institute, 792 Elizabeth St, Melbourne, VIC, Australia; University of Melbourne, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, Department of Medicine, Royal Parade, Melbourne, VIC, Australia; Victorian Infectious Diseases Service, Royal Melbourne Hospital, 300 Grattan St, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

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http://dx.doi.org/10.22605/RRH4442DOI Listing
May 2018

Prevalence of infections and antimicrobial prescribing in Australian aged care facilities: Evaluation of modifiable and nonmodifiable determinants.

Am J Infect Control 2018 10 18;46(10):1148-1153. Epub 2018 May 18.

Victorian Healthcare Associated Infection Surveillance System Co-ordinating Centre, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2018.03.027DOI Listing
October 2018

Natural killer cell function predicts severe infection in kidney transplant recipients.

Am J Transplant 2019 01 13;19(1):166-177. Epub 2018 Jun 13.

Centre for Inflammatory Diseases, School of Clinical Sciences, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajt.14900DOI Listing
January 2019

Management of fever and neutropenia in children with cancer: A survey of Australian and New Zealand practice.

J Paediatr Child Health 2018 07 14;54(7):761-769. Epub 2018 Apr 14.

Department of Infectious Diseases, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jpc.13899DOI Listing
July 2018

Seroresponses and safety of 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccination in kidney transplant recipients.

Transpl Infect Dis 2018 Apr 1;20(2):e12866. Epub 2018 Apr 1.

Centre for Inflammatory Diseases, School of Clinical Sciences, Monash University, Clayton, Vic., Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/tid.12866DOI Listing
April 2018

Surgical antimicrobial prophylaxis.

Aust Prescr 2017 Dec 14;40(6):225-229. Epub 2017 Nov 14.

Department of Infectious Diseases, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.18773/austprescr.2017.073DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5768598PMC
December 2017

The clinical utility of fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography for investigation of fever in immunocompromised children.

J Paediatr Child Health 2018 May 13;54(5):487-492. Epub 2017 Dec 13.

Department of Infectious Diseases, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jpc.13809DOI Listing
May 2018

The Combined Utility of Ex Vivo IFN-γ Release Enzyme-Linked ImmunoSpot Assay and In Vivo Skin Testing in Patients with Antibiotic-Associated Severe Cutaneous Adverse Reactions.

J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract 2018 Jul - Aug;6(4):1287-1296.e1. Epub 2017 Oct 31.

Institute for Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Murdoch University, Murdoch, Western Australia, Australia; Departments of Medicine & Pharmacology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jaip.2017.09.004DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5930120PMC
October 2019

Toward Electronic Surveillance of Invasive Mold Diseases in Hematology-Oncology Patients: An Expert System Combining Natural Language Processing of Chest Computed Tomography Reports, Microbiology, and Antifungal Drug Data.

JCO Clin Cancer Inform 2017 11;1:1-10

Michelle R. Ananda-Rajah, Alfred Health; Michelle R. Ananda-Rajah, Christoph Bergmeir, François Petitjean, and Geoffrey I. Webb, Monash University; and Monica A. Slavin and Karin A. Thursky, Peter Doherty Centre for Infection and Immunity; University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1200/CCI.17.00011DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6873951PMC
November 2017

Safety and cost benefit of an ambulatory program for patients with low-risk neutropenic fever at an Australian centre.

Support Care Cancer 2018 Mar 10;26(3):997-1003. Epub 2017 Oct 10.

Department of Infectious Diseases, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, 305 Grattan Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00520-017-3921-3DOI Listing
March 2018

What, where and why: exploring fluorodeoxyglucose-PET's ability to localise and differentiate infection from cancer.

Curr Opin Infect Dis 2017 Dec;30(6):552-564

aInfectious Diseases Unit, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre bUniversity of Melbourne cThe National Centre for Infections in Cancer, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre dCancer Imaging, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre eMolecular Imaging & Therapy and Radiology Department, Austin Health fVictorian Infectious Diseases Service, The Peter Doherty Institute for Immunity and Infection, Royal Melbourne Hospital gThe National Centre for Antimicrobial Stewardship, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/QCO.0000000000000405DOI Listing
December 2017

Cross-sectional study of antimicrobials used for surgical prophylaxis by bovine veterinary practitioners in Australia.

Vet Rec 2017 Oct 11;181(16):426. Epub 2017 Sep 11.

Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, Asia-Pacific Centre for Animal Health, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/vr.104375DOI Listing
October 2017

Erratum to "Antimicrobials used for surgical prophylaxis by companion animal veterinarians in Australia" [Vet. Microbiol. 203C (2017) 301-307].

Vet Microbiol 2017 09 25;208:74-76. Epub 2017 Jul 25.

Asia-Pacific Centre for Animal Health, Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vetmic.2017.07.011DOI Listing
September 2017

The 3 Cs of Antibiotic Allergy-Classification, Cross-Reactivity, and Collaboration.

J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract 2017 Nov - Dec;5(6):1532-1542. Epub 2017 Aug 23.

Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tenn; Institute for Immunology & Infectious Diseases, Murdoch University, Murdoch, WA, Australia; Department of Medicine, Pathology, Microbiology, Immunology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tenn; Department of Pharmacology, Vanderbilt University Medical School, Nashville, Tenn.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jaip.2017.06.017DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5681410PMC
June 2018

Antimicrobial knowledge and confidence amongst final year medical students in Australia.

PLoS One 2017 3;12(8):e0182460. Epub 2017 Aug 3.

Division of Pharmacy, School of Medicine, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5542537PMC
October 2017

Infection is an Independent Predictor of Death in Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma.

Sci Rep 2017 06 30;7(1):4395. Epub 2017 Jun 30.

Monash Haematology, Monash Health, Level 4, Monash Medical Centre, 246 Clayton Road, Clayton, VIC 3168, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-04495-xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5493675PMC
June 2017

Antimicrobials used for surgical prophylaxis by companion animal veterinarians in Australia.

Vet Microbiol 2017 May 24;203:301-307. Epub 2017 Mar 24.

Asia-Pacific Centre for Animal Health, Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vetmic.2017.03.027DOI Listing
May 2017

Predicting Infectious ComplicatioNs in Children with Cancer: an external validation study.

Br J Cancer 2017 Jul 13;117(2):171-178. Epub 2017 Jun 13.

Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, University of York, Heslington, York YO10 5DD, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/bjc.2017.154DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5520507PMC
July 2017

Incidence, etiology and timing of infections following azacitidine therapy for myelodysplastic syndromes.

Leuk Lymphoma 2017 Oct 28;58(10):2379-2386. Epub 2017 Feb 28.

a Department of Infectious Diseases , Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre , East Melbourne , Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10428194.2017.1295141DOI Listing
October 2017

Risks factors and outcomes of Clostridium difficile infection in patients with cancer: a matched case-control study.

Support Care Cancer 2017 06 2;25(6):1923-1930. Epub 2017 Feb 2.

Department of Infectious Diseases and Infection Prevention, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Locked Bag 1 A'Beckett Street, Melbourne, VIC, 8006, Australia.

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June 2017

Antimicrobial use in Australian hospitals: how much and how appropriate?

Med J Aust 2016 Nov;205(10):S16-S20

Communicable Disease Control Branch, SA Health, Adelaide, SA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/mja15.00899DOI Listing
November 2016

Improving Antimicrobial Stewardship by Antibiotic Allergy Delabeling: Evaluation of Knowledge, Attitude, and Practices Throughout the Emerging Infections Network.

Open Forum Infect Dis 2016 Sep 3;3(3):ofw153. Epub 2016 Sep 3.

Institute for Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Murdoch University, Murdoch, Western Australia, Australia; Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt Medical Centre, Nashville, Tennessee.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ofid/ofw153DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5084721PMC
September 2016

The epidemiology of Clostridium difficile infection in patients with cancer.

Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther 2016 11 21;14(11):1077-1085. Epub 2016 Sep 21.

a Department of Infectious Diseases and Infection Prevention , Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre , Melbourne , Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14787210.2016.1234376DOI Listing
November 2016

Infection risk with immunomodulatory and proteasome inhibitor-based therapies across treatment phases for multiple myeloma: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Eur J Cancer 2016 11 1;67:21-37. Epub 2016 Sep 1.

Department of Infectious Diseases, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, East Melbourne, Australia; Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia; Victorian Infectious Diseases Service, Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejca.2016.07.025DOI Listing
November 2016

Invasive fungal infections in ALL: a new 'growth' area.

Leuk Lymphoma 2016 09 28;57(9):1985-7. Epub 2016 Apr 28.

a Department of Infectious Diseases , Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre , East Melbourne , Victoria , Australia ;

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10428194.2016.1177775DOI Listing
September 2016

Isavuconazole: a role for the newest broad-spectrum triazole.

Lancet 2016 Feb 10;387(10020):726-8. Epub 2015 Dec 10.

Department of Infectious Diseases, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, East Melbourne, VIC 3002, Australia; Victorian Infectious Diseases Service, Royal Melbourne Hospital at the Peter Doherty Institute, Melbourne, VIC, Australia; NHMRC National Centre of Antimicrobial Stewardship, Peter Doherty Institute, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(15)01218-0DOI Listing
February 2016

The treatment of nursing home-acquired pneumonia using a medically intensive Hospital in the Home service.

Med J Aust 2015 Dec;203(11):441-2

NHMRC National Centre for Antimicrobial Stewardship and Guidance, Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, Melbourne, VIC.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/mja15.00672DOI Listing
December 2015

Can mortality of cancer patients with fever and neutropenia be improved?

Curr Opin Infect Dis 2015 Dec;28(6):505-13

aDepartment of Infectious Diseases and Infection Prevention, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre bVictorian Infectious Diseases Service, Royal Melbourne Hospital at the Doherty Institute cDepartment of Medicine, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/QCO.0000000000000202DOI Listing
December 2015

Risks, severity and timing of infections in patients with multiple myeloma: a longitudinal cohort study in the era of immunomodulatory drug therapy.

Br J Haematol 2015 Oct 24;171(1):100-8. Epub 2015 Jun 24.

Department of Infectious Diseases, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, East Melbourne, Vic., Australia.

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/bjh.13532
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October 2015

Improving the outcome of bloodstream infection in patients with hematological malignancies: looking beyond antibiotics.

Leuk Lymphoma 2015 28;56(12):3243-5. Epub 2015 Aug 28.

a Department of Infectious Diseases , Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre , East Melbourne , Australia.

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August 2016

A mixed methods study of the barriers and enablers in implementing antimicrobial stewardship programmes in Australian regional and rural hospitals.

J Antimicrob Chemother 2015 Sep 16;70(9):2665-70. Epub 2015 Jun 16.

Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia NH&MRC National Centre for Antimicrobial Stewardship, Royal Melbourne Hospital at the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jac/dkv159DOI Listing
September 2015

The impact of antimicrobial allergy labels on antimicrobial usage in cancer patients.

Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 2015 1;4:23. Epub 2015 Jun 1.

Department of Infectious Diseases, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, East Melbourne, VIC Australia ; Victorian Infectious Diseases Service, Peter Doherty Institute, Melbourne, Australia.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4450507PMC
June 2015

Candida glabrata fungaemia at an Australian cancer centre: epidemiology, risk factors and therapy.

Leuk Lymphoma 2015 ;56(12):3442-4

a Department of Infectious Diseases , Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre , East Melbourne , Victoria.

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September 2016

Measuring antimicrobial prescribing quality in Australian hospitals: development and evaluation of a national antimicrobial prescribing survey tool.

J Antimicrob Chemother 2015 26;70(6):1912-8. Epub 2015 Feb 26.

Victorian Infectious Disease Service, Royal Melbourne Hospital at the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jac/dkv047DOI Listing
February 2016

Implementing antimicrobial stewardship in the Australian private hospital system: a qualitative study.

Aust Health Rev 2015 Jun;39(3):315-322

Victorian Infectious Diseases Service at the Doherty Institute, 792 Elizabeth Street Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia. Email: ;

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AH14111DOI Listing
June 2015

Automatic detection of patients with invasive fungal disease from free-text computed tomography (CT) scans.

J Biomed Inform 2015 Feb 24;53:251-60. Epub 2014 Nov 24.

School of Computer Science and IT, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbi.2014.11.009DOI Listing
February 2015

Core outcomes and definitions for pediatric fever and neutropenia research: a consensus statement from an international panel.

Pediatr Blood Cancer 2015 Mar 28;62(3):483-9. Epub 2014 Nov 28.

Department of Infectious Diseases and Infection Control, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, Australia; Department of Infectious Diseases, Monash Children's Hospital, Monash Health, Melbourne, Australia; Paediatric Integrated Cancer Service, Victoria, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pbc.25335DOI Listing
March 2015

Antimicrobial stewardship activities: a survey of Queensland hospitals.

Aust Health Rev 2014 Nov;38(5):557-63

Infection and Immunity Theme, UQ Centre for Clinical Research (UQCCR), Level 8, Building 71/918 Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Herston, Qld 4006, Australia. Email:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AH13137DOI Listing
November 2014

Invasive fungal infections in patients with multiple myeloma: a multi-center study in the era of novel myeloma therapies.

Haematologica 2015 Jan 10;100(1):e28-31. Epub 2014 Oct 10.

Department of Infectious Diseases, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, East Melbourne Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne Victorian Infectious Diseases Service, Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, Parkville, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3324/haematol.2014.114025DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4281332PMC
January 2015

Facilitating surveillance of pulmonary invasive mold diseases in patients with haematological malignancies by screening computed tomography reports using natural language processing.

PLoS One 2014 24;9(9):e107797. Epub 2014 Sep 24.

Victorian Infectious Diseases Service, Peter Doherty Centre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; Infectious diseases department, Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4175456PMC
June 2015

Clinical utility of Aspergillus galactomannan and PCR in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid for the diagnosis of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis in patients with haematological malignancies.

Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 2014 Jul 29;79(3):322-7. Epub 2014 Mar 29.

Department of Infectious Diseases, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, St Andrews Place, East Melbourne, Victoria 3002, Australia; Faculty of Medicine, University of Melbourne, Grattan Street, Parkville, Victoria 3010, Australia. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2014.03.020DOI Listing
July 2014

Molecular diagnosis of Pneumocystis jirovecii in patients with malignancy: clinical significance of quantitative polymerase chain reaction.

Med Mycol 2014 May 28;52(4):427-32. Epub 2014 Feb 28.

Department of Infectious Diseases, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, East Melbourne.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/mmy/myt020DOI Listing
May 2014

Changing treatment paradigms for patients with plasma cell myeloma: impact upon immune determinants of infection.

Blood Rev 2014 Mar 10;28(2):75-86. Epub 2014 Feb 10.

Department of Infectious Diseases, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, East Melbourne, Australia; Victorian Infectious Diseases Service, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Parkville, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.blre.2014.01.004DOI Listing
March 2014

Are they protected? Immunity to vaccine-preventable diseases in healthcare workers at an Australian hospital.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2014 Feb;38(1):83-6

Department of Infectious Diseases and Infection Control, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Victoria.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12163DOI Listing
February 2014

The prevention and management of infections due to multidrug resistant organisms in haematology patients.

Br J Clin Pharmacol 2015 Feb;79(2):195-207

Department of Infectious Diseases, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, East Melbourne, VIC.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bcp.12310DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4309626PMC
February 2015

Antimicrobial stewardship in Victorian hospitals: a statewide survey to identify current gaps.

Med J Aust 2013 Nov;199(10):692-5

Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/mja13.10422DOI Listing
November 2013

Very late onset hepatitis-B virus reactivation following rituximab despite lamivudine prophylaxis: the need for continued vigilance.

Leuk Lymphoma 2014 Apr 12;55(4):938-9. Epub 2013 Nov 12.

Department of Haematology, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre , Melbourne , Australia.

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April 2014

Late-onset Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia post-fludarabine, cyclophosphamide and rituximab: implications for prophylaxis.

Eur J Haematol 2013 Aug 15;91(2):157-63. Epub 2013 Jun 15.

Department of Infectious Diseases and Infection Control, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, East Melbourne, Vic, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ejh.12135DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7163499PMC
August 2013

Outpatient therapy for fever and neutropenia is safe but implementation is the key.

J Clin Oncol 2013 Mar 28;31(9):1128-9. Epub 2013 Jan 28.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1200/JCO.2012.47.5905DOI Listing
March 2013

Dosing of antibiotics in obesity.

Curr Opin Infect Dis 2012 Dec;25(6):634-49

Pharmacy Department, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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December 2012