Publications by authors named "Robert Norton"

100Publications

Group B Streptococcal bacteraemia - Changing trends in a tropical region of Australia.

Intern Med J 2020 Dec 21. Epub 2020 Dec 21.

School of Medicine, James Cook University, Douglas, Townsville, Queensland, Australia.

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December 2020

The utility of the syphilis enzyme immunoassay IgM in the diagnosis of congenital syphilis.

Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 2020 Nov 28;98(3):115152. Epub 2020 Jul 28.

Pathology Queensland, Townsville Hospital, Townsville, Queensland 4814, Australia.

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November 2020

Case Report: Erythema Nodosum and Melioidosis: An Unreported Association.

Am J Trop Med Hyg 2020 11;103(5):1841-1843

Faculty of Medicine, The University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Brisbane, Australia.

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November 2020

Hospital acquired viral respiratory tract infections: An underrecognized nosocomial infection.

Infect Dis Health 2020 08 20;25(3):175-180. Epub 2020 Mar 20.

Department of Infection Prevention and Control, Townsville Hospital, Townsville, Queensland, 4814, Australia; Pathology Queensland, Townsville Hospital, Townsville, Queensland, 4814, Australia. Electronic address:

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August 2020

Cervical Myelopathy without Symptoms in the Upper Extremities: Incidence and Presenting Characteristics.

World Neurosurg 2019 Dec 9;132:e162-e168. Epub 2019 Sep 9.

Department of Surgery, Florida Atlantic University Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, Boca Raton, Florida, USA.

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December 2019

Utility of the Legionella urinary antigen.

Intern Med J 2019 08;49(8):1050-1051

Pathology Queensland, Townsville Hospital, Douglas, Queensland, Australia.

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August 2019

Paediatric Salmonellosis-Differences between Tropical and Sub-Tropical Regions of Queensland, Australia.

Trop Med Infect Dis 2019 Apr 10;4(2). Epub 2019 Apr 10.

Department of Microbiology and Pathology, Townsville Hospital, Townsville 4814, Australia.

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April 2019

Application of PCR-Based Tools to Explore Strongyloides Infection in People in Parts of Northern Australia.

Trop Med Infect Dis 2017 Dec 8;2(4). Epub 2017 Dec 8.

School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences, Central Queensland University, North Rockhampton, QLD 4700, Australia.

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December 2017

Reply to Dale and Shulman.

J Infect Dis 2019 01;219(4):675-676

Science and Technology, University of New England, Armidale, Australia.

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January 2019

Correlation between serum cryptococcal antigen titre and meningitis in immunocompetent patients.

J Med Microbiol 2018 Oct 23;67(10):1515-1518. Epub 2018 Aug 23.

1​Pathology Queensland, Townsville Hospital, Douglas 4814, Australia.

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October 2018

Impact of a program ensuring consistent response to acute drops in lung function in children with cystic fibrosis.

J Cyst Fibros 2018 11 14;17(6):769-778. Epub 2018 Jul 14.

Children's Hospital of Richmond at Virginia Commonwealth University, 1000 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23298, USA.

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November 2018

Activity of Ceftolozane-Tazobactam against .

Am J Trop Med Hyg 2018 08 21;99(2):281-282. Epub 2018 Jun 21.

Pathology Queensland, Townsville Hospital, Townsville, Australia.

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August 2018

Retrospective Review of Treponema pallidum PCR and Serology Results: Are Both Tests Necessary?

J Clin Microbiol 2018 05 25;56(5). Epub 2018 Apr 25.

Department of Microbiology, Pathology Queensland, Townsville, Australia.

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May 2018

Epidemiological cut-off value of clinical isolates of Burkholderia pseudomallei from Northern Queensland to meropenem, ceftazidime, trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole and doxycycline by the microbroth dilution method.

J Glob Antimicrob Resist 2017 09 18;10:291-294. Epub 2017 Jul 18.

The Townsville Hospital, Townsville, QLD 4814, Australia; Microbiology, Pathology Queensland, Townsville, QLD 4814, Australia.

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September 2017

Late-onset Neonatal Sepsis-A 10-year Review From North Queensland, Australia.

Pediatr Infect Dis J 2017 Sep;36(9):883-888

From the *Department of Neonatology, †Department of Microbiology and Pathology, and ‡Department of Pediatrics, Townsville Hospital, Douglas, Queensland, Australia.

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September 2017

Selenoprotein K regulation of palmitoylation and calpain cleavage of ASAP2 is required for efficient FcγR-mediated phagocytosis.

J Leukoc Biol 2017 02 6;101(2):439-448. Epub 2016 Sep 6.

Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA; and

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February 2017

Overrepresentation of Diabetes in Soft Tissue Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Infections.

Am J Trop Med Hyg 2016 09 5;95(3):528-30. Epub 2016 Jul 5.

Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia. Townsville Hospital, Townsville, Australia.

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September 2016

Elevated atmospheric [CO2 ] can dramatically increase wheat yields in semi-arid environments and buffer against heat waves.

Glob Chang Biol 2016 Jun 31;22(6):2269-84. Epub 2016 Mar 31.

Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, The University of Melbourne, 4 Water Street, Creswick, Vic., 3363, Australia.

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June 2016

Evaluation of the Dual Path Platform syphilis point of care test in North Queensland.

Pathology 2015 Dec;47(7):718-20

James Cook University, Pathology Queensland, Qld, Australia.

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December 2015

Genetic analysis of Giardia and Cryptosporidium from people in Northern Australia using PCR-based tools.

Infect Genet Evol 2015 Dec 29;36:389-395. Epub 2015 Aug 29.

Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Electronic address:

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December 2015

Neuromelioidosis: Craniospinal MRI Findings in Burkholderia pseudomallei Infection.

J Neuroimaging 2016 Jan-Feb;26(1):75-82. Epub 2015 Aug 10.

Department of Microbiology and Pathology, The Townsville Hospital, Townsville, Australia.

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January 2017

Diabetes: A Contributor to Tuberculosis in Tropical Australia.

Am J Trop Med Hyg 2015 Sep 8;93(3):547-8. Epub 2015 Jun 8.

Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia; Townsville Hospital, Townsville, Queensland, Australia.

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September 2015

Degenerative Spondylolisthesis: An Analysis of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample Database.

Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 2015 Aug;40(15):1219-27

From the Orthopaedic Surgery, NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York, NY.

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August 2015

Intraspecific variation in leaf growth of wheat (Triticum aestivum) under Australian Grain Free Air CO Enrichment (AGFACE): is it regulated through carbon and/or nitrogen supply?

Funct Plant Biol 2015 Mar;42(3):299-308

Department of Agriculture and Food Systems, Melbourne School of Land and Environment, The University of Melbourne, Water Street, Creswick, Vic. 3363, Australia.

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March 2015

A prospective study of melioidosis after environmental exposure of healthy participants to Burkholderia pseudomallei during a muddy endurance challenge.

Am J Trop Med Hyg 2015 Apr 26;92(4):773-5. Epub 2015 Jan 26.

Infectious Diseases and Pathology Departments, Royal Darwin Hospital, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia; Global and Tropical Health Division, Menzies School of Health Research, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia; Microbiology Department, The Townsville Hospital, Townsville, Queensland, Australia

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April 2015

Missing malaria? Potential obstacles to diagnosis and hypnozoite eradication.

Med J Aust 2014 Dec;201(11):630-1

School of Medical and Applied Sciences, Central Queensland University, Rockhampton, QLD, Australia.

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December 2014

The utility of serial blood film testing for the diagnosis of malaria.

Pathology 2015 Jan;47(1):68-70

1The Townsville Hospital 2Pathology Department, The Townsville Hospital, Townsville, Qld, Australia.

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January 2015

Evaluation of a commercially available synthetic RNA lipid enveloped control molecule.

J Virol Methods 2015 Jan 22;211:19-21. Epub 2014 Oct 22.

The Townsville Hospital, Townsville, Queensland, Australia; Microbiology, Pathology Queensland, Townsville, Queensland 4814, Australia. Electronic address:

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January 2015

Paediatric bacteraemias in tropical Australia.

J Paediatr Child Health 2015 Apr 15;51(4):437-42. Epub 2014 Oct 15.

Townsville Hospital, Townsville, Queensland, Australia.

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April 2015

Rising CO2 concentration altered wheat grain proteome and flour rheological characteristics.

Food Chem 2015 Mar 14;170:448-54. Epub 2014 Jul 14.

Department of Agriculture and Food Systems, Melbourne School of Land and Environment, The University of Melbourne, Water Street, Creswick, Victoria 3363, Australia; Centre for Systems Biology, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, QLD 4350, Australia. Electronic address:

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March 2015

Comparison of mailed vs. on-site emergency department patient satisfaction surveys.

J Emerg Med 2014 Dec 1;47(6):702-9. Epub 2014 Oct 1.

Center for Policy and Research in Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon.

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December 2014

The double burden: a new-age pandemic meets an ancient infection.

Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 2014 Nov 25;108(11):676-8. Epub 2014 Aug 25.

Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland 4811, Australia

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November 2014

Case reviews of infections of the spine in patients with a history of solid organ transplantation.

Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 2014 Sep;39(19):E1154-8

From the Department of Orthopaedics, Jackson Health System/University of Miami, Miami, FL.

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September 2014

Evaluation of the Remel RapID NF plus rapid biochemical method for identification of Burkholderia pseudomallei.

J Clin Microbiol 2014 Jun 26;52(6):2175-6. Epub 2014 Mar 26.

The Townsville Hospital, Townsville, Queensland, Australia Microbiology, Pathology Queensland, Townsville, Queensland, Australia.

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June 2014

In vitro activity of ceftaroline against Burkholderia pseudomallei.

J Antimicrob Chemother 2014 Jun 5;69(6):1716-8. Epub 2014 Feb 5.

The Townsville Hospital, Townsville, Queensland 4814, Australia Microbiology, Pathology Queensland, Townsville, Queensland 4814, Australia

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June 2014

Biomechanical analysis of four- versus six-screw constructs for short-segment pedicle screw and rod instrumentation of unstable thoracolumbar fractures.

Spine J 2014 Aug 23;14(8):1734-9. Epub 2014 Jan 23.

Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, UWMF Centennial Building, 1685 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI, 53705-2281, USA. Electronic address:

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August 2014

Complications and intercenter variability of three-column resection osteotomies for spinal deformity surgery: a retrospective review of 423 patients.

Evid Based Spine Care J 2013 Oct;4(2):157-9

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Division of Spine Surgery, NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York, New York, United States.

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October 2013

Improved diagnosis of melioidosis using a 2-dimensional immunoarray.

Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 2013 Nov 14;77(3):209-15. Epub 2013 Sep 14.

School of Pharmacy and Molecular Sciences, James Cook University, Douglas QLD 4811, Australia.

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November 2013

Neurologic melioidosis.

Am J Trop Med Hyg 2013 Sep 8;89(3):535-9. Epub 2013 Jul 8.

Townsville Hospital, Townsville, Queensland, Australia.

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September 2013

Biogeography of Burkholderia pseudomallei in the Torres Strait Islands of Northern Australia.

J Clin Microbiol 2013 Aug 22;51(8):2520-5. Epub 2013 May 22.

Environmental & Public Health Microbiology Research Group, School of Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia.

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August 2013

Common peroneal nerve palsy following total hip arthroplasty: prognostic factors for recovery.

J Bone Joint Surg Am 2013 May;95(9):e55

Rothman Institute Orthopaedics, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, 925 Chestnut Street, 2nd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA.

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May 2013

Common peroneal nerve palsy following total knee arthroplasty: prognostic factors and course of recovery.

J Arthroplasty 2013 Oct 4;28(9):1538-42. Epub 2013 Apr 4.

Rothman Institute of Orthopedics, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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October 2013

Central nervous system tuberculosis: a disease from Papua New Guinea in North Queensland.

J Paediatr Child Health 2013 Mar;49(3):E193-8

The Townsville Hospital, Townsville, Queensland, Australia.

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March 2013

Intraspecific variation in growth and yield response to elevated CO in wheat depends on the differences of leaf mass per unit area.

Funct Plant Biol 2013 Mar;40(2):185-194

Department of Agriculture and Food Systems, Melbourne School of Land and Environment, The University of Melbourne, Private Box 260, Horsham, Vic. 3400, Australia.

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March 2013

Selenoprotein K is required for palmitoylation of CD36 in macrophages: implications in foam cell formation and atherogenesis.

J Leukoc Biol 2013 May 26;93(5):771-80. Epub 2013 Feb 26.

Center for Cardiovascular Research, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813, USA.

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May 2013

Survival, sublethal injury, and recovery of environmental Burkholderia pseudomallei in soil subjected to desiccation.

Appl Environ Microbiol 2013 Apr 1;79(7):2424-7. Epub 2013 Feb 1.

Science and Engineering Faculty, School of Earth, Environment and Biological Sciences, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Qld, Australia.

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April 2013

Bacteraemias in tropical Australia: changing trends over a 10-year period.

Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 2013 Mar 29;75(3):266-70. Epub 2012 Dec 29.

School of Medicine and Dentistry, James Cook University, Douglas, Queensland 4811, Australia.

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March 2013

ELISA and immuno-polymerase chain reaction assays for the sensitive detection of melioidosis.

Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 2013 Feb 21;75(2):135-8. Epub 2012 Nov 21.

School of Pharmacy and Molecular Sciences, James Cook University, Douglas, QLD 4811, Australia.

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February 2013

Will intra-specific differences in transpiration efficiency in wheat be maintained in a high CO₂ world? A FACE study.

Physiol Plant 2013 Jun 22;148(2):232-45. Epub 2012 Oct 22.

Department of Agriculture and Food Systems, The University of Melbourne, Creswick, VIC 3363, Australia.

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June 2013

Neurologic melioidosis in a child: unique clinical features and challenges of serologic diagnosis.

Pediatr Infect Dis J 2012 Nov;31(11):1197-8

Mater Children's Hospital, Brisbane, Australia.

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November 2012

The utility of cerebrospinal fluid parameters in the early microbiological assessment of meningitis.

Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 2012 May 10;73(1):27-30. Epub 2012 Apr 10.

Townsville Hospital, Townsville, Queensland 4814, Australia.

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May 2012

Burkholderia pseudomallei triggers altered inflammatory profiles in a whole-blood model of type 2 diabetes-melioidosis comorbidity.

Infect Immun 2012 Jun 2;80(6):2089-99. Epub 2012 Apr 2.

Infectious Diseases and Immunopathogenesis Research Group, Discipline of Microbiology and Immunology, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia.

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June 2012

Impact of polymerase chain reaction results on patient management during a viral meningitis outbreak in Tropical North Queensland.

Emerg Med Australas 2012 Feb 13;24(1):52-6. Epub 2011 Sep 13.

Joyce Palmer Health Service, Palm Island, Queensland, Australia.

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February 2012

Selenium and asthma.

Mol Aspects Med 2012 Feb 15;33(1):98-106. Epub 2011 Oct 15.

Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, John A Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA.

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February 2012

Selenoprotein K is a novel target of m-calpain, and cleavage is regulated by Toll-like receptor-induced calpastatin in macrophages.

J Biol Chem 2011 Oct 17;286(40):34830-8. Epub 2011 Aug 17.

Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, John A Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813, USA.

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October 2011

Evidence of Burkholderia pseudomallei-specific immunity in patient sera persistently nonreactive by the indirect hemagglutination assay.

Clin Vaccine Immunol 2011 Aug 15;18(8):1288-91. Epub 2011 Jun 15.

Pathology Queensland, Townsville Hospital, Douglas, Queensland 4814, Australia.

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August 2011

Comparative in vitro susceptibility of Burkholderia pseudomallei to doripenem, ertapenem, tigecycline and moxifloxacin.

Int J Antimicrob Agents 2011 Jun 9;37(6):547-9. Epub 2011 Apr 9.

Pathology Queensland, Townsville Hospital, 100 Angus Smith Drive, Douglas, Queensland 4814, Australia.

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June 2011

Brucellosis in northern Australia.

Am J Trop Med Hyg 2010 Oct;83(4):876-8

Pathology Queensland, Townsville Hospital, Townsville, Queensland, Australia.

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October 2010

Another killer of the Australian bush: a rapidly fatal meningoencephalitis in a child.

Clin Infect Dis 2010 May;50(10):1375-6, 1422-4

Pathology Queensland, Townsville, Queensland, Australia.

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May 2010

Clinical presentation of rheumatic fever in an endemic area.

Arch Dis Child 2010 Jun 29;95(6):455-7. Epub 2009 Oct 29.

James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia.

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June 2010

Clinical features that affect indirect-hemagglutination-assay responses to Burkholderia pseudomallei.

Clin Vaccine Immunol 2009 Jun 29;16(6):924-30. Epub 2009 Apr 29.

Pathology Queensland, Townsville Hospital, Queensland, Australia 4811.

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June 2009

Comparison of routine bench and molecular diagnostic methods in identification of Burkholderia pseudomallei.

J Clin Microbiol 2009 May 11;47(5):1578-80. Epub 2009 Mar 11.

School of Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia.

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May 2009

Seropositivity to Burkholderia pseudomallei does not reflect the development of cell-mediated immunity.

Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 2008 Dec;102 Suppl 1:S66-70

School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, James Cook University, Queensland 4811, Australia.

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December 2008

Paediatric melioidosis in North Queensland, Australia.

J Paediatr Child Health 2008 Dec 18;44(12):706-8. Epub 2008 Nov 18.

The Townsville Hospital, Townsville, Queensland, Australia.

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December 2008

Evaluation of recombinant antigens for diagnosis of melioidosis.

FEMS Immunol Med Microbiol 2008 Oct 24;54(1):144-53. Epub 2008 Jul 24.

Institute for Glycomics, Griffith University Gold Coast Campus, Qld, Australia.

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October 2008

Should surgical pleurectomy for spontaneous pneumothorax be always thoracoscopic?

Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 2008 Aug 11;7(4):569-72. Epub 2008 Apr 11.

Department of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, Walsgrave University Hospital Coventry, UK.

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August 2008

Parasitic myositis in tropical Australia.

Med J Aust 2008 Feb;188(4):254-6

Department of Medicine, Cairns Base Hospital, Cairns, QLD, Australia.

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February 2008

Nonoperative treatment of symptomatic spondylolysis.

J Spinal Disord Tech 2007 Dec;20(8):560-4

Department of Orthopaedics, Rothman Institute, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA.

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December 2007

The use of thoracoscopy in the management of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.

Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 2007 Nov;32(24):2777-85

Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA.

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November 2007

Genetic diversity of Burkholderia pseudomallei isolates in Australia.

J Clin Microbiol 2008 Jan 14;46(1):249-54. Epub 2007 Nov 14.

Menzies School of Health Research, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia.

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January 2008

Use of antigens derived from Burkholderia pseudomallei, B. thailandensis, and B. cepacia in the indirect hemagglutination assay for melioidosis.

Clin Vaccine Immunol 2007 Nov 5;14(11):1529-31. Epub 2007 Sep 5.

Queensland Health Pathology Services, Townsville Hospital, Townsville, Australia, 4814.

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November 2007

Mycobacterial soft tissue infections in North Queensland.

ANZ J Surg 2007 May;77(5):368-70

Department of Microbiology, Queensland Health Pathology and Scientific Services, The Townsville Hospital, Townsville, Queensland, Australia.

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May 2007

Activity of tigecycline in the treatment of acute Burkholderia pseudomallei infection in a murine model.

Int J Antimicrob Agents 2006 Nov;28(5):460-4

School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, James Cook University, Townsville, Qld 4811, Australia.

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November 2006