M Lindsay Grayson

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Affiliation: Austin Health
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Outcomes from the first 2 years of the Australian National Hand Hygiene Initiative
    M Lindsay Grayson
    Infectious Diseases Department, Austin Health, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Med J Aust 195:615-9. 2011
  2. pmc Personal protective equipment and antiviral drug use during hospitalization for suspected avian or pandemic influenza
    Ashwin Swaminathan
    Austin Health, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Emerg Infect Dis 13:1541-7. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint Significant reductions in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia and clinical isolates associated with a multisite, hand hygiene culture-change program and subsequent successful statewide roll-out
    M Lindsay Grayson
    Infectious Diseases and Clinical Epidemiology Department, Austin Health, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Med J Aust 188:633-40. 2008
  4. doi request reprint Efficacy of soap and water and alcohol-based hand-rub preparations against live H1N1 influenza virus on the hands of human volunteers
    M Lindsay Grayson
    Infectious Diseases Department, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria 3084, Australia
    Clin Infect Dis 48:285-91. 2009
  5. ncbi request reprint Australia's influenza containment plan and the swine flu epidemic in Victoria
    M Lindsay Grayson
    Infectious Diseases Department, Austin Health, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Med J Aust 191:150. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint Impact of an electronic antibiotic advice and approval system on antibiotic prescribing in an Australian teaching hospital
    M Lindsay Grayson
    Austin Health, Studley Road, Heidelberg, VIC 3084, Australia
    Med J Aust 180:455-8. 2004
  7. doi request reprint A sustained hospital outbreak of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium bacteremia due to emergence of vanB E. faecium sequence type 203
    Paul D R Johnson
    Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, Austin Health, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    J Infect Dis 202:1278-86. 2010
  8. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of an alcohol/chlorhexidine hand hygiene program in a hospital with high rates of nosocomial methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection
    Paul D R Johnson
    Austin Health, Studley Road, Heidelberg, Victoria 3084, Australia
    Med J Aust 183:509-14. 2005
  9. doi request reprint Genomic analysis of teicoplanin resistance emerging during treatment of vanB vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium infections in solid organ transplant recipients including donor-derived cases
    Natasha E Holmes
    Austin Centre for Infection Research, Department of Infectious Diseases, Austin Health, Heidelberg, VIC 3084, Australia
    J Antimicrob Chemother 68:2134-9. 2013
  10. ncbi request reprint Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia as a quality indicator for hospital infection control
    Claire Dendle
    Medical Education Unit, Austin Health, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Med J Aust 191:389-92. 2009

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  1. ncbi request reprint Outcomes from the first 2 years of the Australian National Hand Hygiene Initiative
    M Lindsay Grayson
    Infectious Diseases Department, Austin Health, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Med J Aust 195:615-9. 2011
    ....
  2. pmc Personal protective equipment and antiviral drug use during hospitalization for suspected avian or pandemic influenza
    Ashwin Swaminathan
    Austin Health, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Emerg Infect Dis 13:1541-7. 2007
    ..Up to 41% of HCW close contacts would have qualified for postexposure antiviral prophylaxis. These data indicate that many current national stockpiles of PPE and antiviral medication are likely inadequate for a pandemic...
  3. ncbi request reprint Significant reductions in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia and clinical isolates associated with a multisite, hand hygiene culture-change program and subsequent successful statewide roll-out
    M Lindsay Grayson
    Infectious Diseases and Clinical Epidemiology Department, Austin Health, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Med J Aust 188:633-40. 2008
    ..To assess the efficacy of a multimodal, centrally coordinated, multisite hand hygiene culture-change program (HHCCP) for reducing rates of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteraemia and disease in Victorian hospitals...
  4. doi request reprint Efficacy of soap and water and alcohol-based hand-rub preparations against live H1N1 influenza virus on the hands of human volunteers
    M Lindsay Grayson
    Infectious Diseases Department, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria 3084, Australia
    Clin Infect Dis 48:285-91. 2009
    ..Although pandemic and avian influenza are known to be transmitted via human hands, there are minimal data regarding the effectiveness of routine hand hygiene (HH) protocols against pandemic and avian influenza...
  5. ncbi request reprint Australia's influenza containment plan and the swine flu epidemic in Victoria
    M Lindsay Grayson
    Infectious Diseases Department, Austin Health, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Med J Aust 191:150. 2009
    ..What lessons can be learnt from Australia's initial response to the outbreak?..
  6. ncbi request reprint Impact of an electronic antibiotic advice and approval system on antibiotic prescribing in an Australian teaching hospital
    M Lindsay Grayson
    Austin Health, Studley Road, Heidelberg, VIC 3084, Australia
    Med J Aust 180:455-8. 2004
    ..IDEA(3)S is a useful new adjunct to routine clinician consultation to support appropriate antibiotic prescribing for a number of common indications in hospitals...
  7. doi request reprint A sustained hospital outbreak of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium bacteremia due to emergence of vanB E. faecium sequence type 203
    Paul D R Johnson
    Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, Austin Health, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    J Infect Dis 202:1278-86. 2010
    ..A significant increase in the rate of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium (VREfm) bacteremia at our health service, despite improved infection control, prompted us to investigate the cause...
  8. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of an alcohol/chlorhexidine hand hygiene program in a hospital with high rates of nosocomial methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection
    Paul D R Johnson
    Austin Health, Studley Road, Heidelberg, Victoria 3084, Australia
    Med J Aust 183:509-14. 2005
    ..To assess the effect of a multifaceted hand hygiene culture-change program on health care worker behaviour, and to reduce the burden of nosocomial methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections...
  9. doi request reprint Genomic analysis of teicoplanin resistance emerging during treatment of vanB vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium infections in solid organ transplant recipients including donor-derived cases
    Natasha E Holmes
    Austin Centre for Infection Research, Department of Infectious Diseases, Austin Health, Heidelberg, VIC 3084, Australia
    J Antimicrob Chemother 68:2134-9. 2013
    ..We investigated if in vivo emergence of resistance had occurred, if transplant-related vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) infections had occurred and identified clinical predictors of resistance emergence...
  10. ncbi request reprint Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia as a quality indicator for hospital infection control
    Claire Dendle
    Medical Education Unit, Austin Health, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Med J Aust 191:389-92. 2009
    ..To evaluate the practicality and effectiveness of a new program that made health care-associated Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia (SAB) a quality indicator at Austin Health...
  11. ncbi request reprint Clinical features associated with bacteremia due to heterogeneous vancomycin-intermediate Staphylococcus aureus
    Patrick G P Charles
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
    Clin Infect Dis 38:448-51. 2004
    ..001), and initially low serum vancomycin levels (P=.006). These clinical markers of hVISA bacteremia may help focus diagnostic efforts and treatment...
  12. ncbi request reprint Treatment outcomes for serious infections caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus with reduced vancomycin susceptibility
    Benjamin P Howden
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Austin Hospital, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
    Clin Infect Dis 38:521-8. 2004
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  13. pmc Reduced vancomycin susceptibility in Staphylococcus aureus, including vancomycin-intermediate and heterogeneous vancomycin-intermediate strains: resistance mechanisms, laboratory detection, and clinical implications
    Benjamin P Howden
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Austin Health, Victoria, Australia
    Clin Microbiol Rev 23:99-139. 2010
    ..Given the subtleties of vancomycin susceptibility testing against S. aureus, it is imperative that diagnostic laboratories use well-standardized methods and have a framework for detecting reduced vancomycin susceptibility in S. aureus...
  14. pmc Comparative analysis of the first complete Enterococcus faecium genome
    Margaret M C Lam
    Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    J Bacteriol 194:2334-41. 2012
    ..A complete E. faecium genome will be a useful resource to assist our understanding of this emerging nosocomial pathogen...
  15. ncbi request reprint Risk of environmental and healthcare worker contamination with vancomycin-resistant enterococci during outpatient procedures and hemodialysis
    Elizabeth A Grabsch
    Microbiology Department, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 27:287-93. 2006
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  16. pmc Concurrent analysis of nose and groin swab specimens by the IDI-MRSA PCR assay is comparable to analysis by individual-specimen PCR and routine culture assays for detection of colonization by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
    Emma J Bishop
    Infectious Diseases Department, Austin Health, Studley Rd, Heidelberg, Victoria 3084, Australia
    J Clin Microbiol 44:2904-8. 2006
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  17. ncbi request reprint Peripheral intravenous catheter-associated Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia: more than 5 years of prospective data from two tertiary health services
    Rhonda L Stuart
    Monash Infectious Diseases, Monash Health, Melbourne, Vic
    Med J Aust 198:551-3. 2013
    ..To determine the incidence, risk factors for and outcomes of Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia (SAB) associated with peripheral intravenous catheters (PIVCs)...
  18. pmc Risk factors for new detection of vancomycin-resistant enterococci in acute-care hospitals that employ strict infection control procedures
    Alexander A Padiglione
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Monash Medical Centre, Clayton, Victoria, Australia
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 47:2492-8. 2003
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  19. pmc Good clinical outcomes but high rates of adverse reactions during linezolid therapy for serious infections: a proposed protocol for monitoring therapy in complex patients
    Emma Bishop
    Infectious Diseases Department, Austin Health, Studley Rd, Heidelberg, Victoria 3084, Australia
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 50:1599-602. 2006
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  20. ncbi request reprint Dumb and dumber--the potential waste of a useful antistaphylococcal agent: emerging fusidic acid resistance in Staphylococcus aureus
    Benjamin P Howden
    Infectious Diseases Department, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, 3084, Australia
    Clin Infect Dis 42:394-400. 2006
    ..Ensuring that systemic fusidic acid is always used in combination and that the use of topical fusidic acid is either abolished or restricted will be vital if we are to prevent the loss of this potentially useful agent...
  21. ncbi request reprint Is hospital-in-the-home (HITH) treatment of bacterial endocarditis safe and effective?
    James H McMahon
    Infectious Diseases Department, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
    Scand J Infect Dis 40:40-3. 2008
    ..BE can be safely managed via HITH, but particular care in patient selection is necessary, especially for cases due to S. aureus...
  22. doi request reprint Impact of swine influenza and quarantine measures on patients and households during the H1N1/09 pandemic
    Benjamin Teh
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Austin Hospital, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
    Scand J Infect Dis 44:289-96. 2012
    ..To assess the secondary attack rates (SAR) and impact of the 2009 H1N1 epidemic in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, and the measures implemented to control household transmission...
  23. ncbi request reprint Comparing the pneumonia severity index with CURB-65 in patients admitted with community acquired pneumonia
    Michelle R Ananda-Rajah
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Australia
    Scand J Infect Dis 40:293-300. 2008
    ..Neither rule was sufficiently accurate for predicting need for an ICU, even when patients with 'not for resuscitation' orders were excluded...
  24. doi request reprint Antimicrobial resistance: Not community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA)! A clinician's guide to community MRSA - its evolving antimicrobial resistance and implications for therapy
    Kyra Chua
    Infectious Diseases, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
    Clin Infect Dis 52:99-114. 2011
    ..Continued monitoring of global epidemiology and emerging drug resistance data is critical for the effective management of these infections...
  25. doi request reprint SMART-COP: a tool for predicting the need for intensive respiratory or vasopressor support in community-acquired pneumonia
    Patrick G P Charles
    Departments of 1Infectious Diseases and 2Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, Austin Health, Heidelberg, VIC 3084, Australia
    Clin Infect Dis 47:375-84. 2008
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  26. ncbi request reprint Yoghurt consumption and damaged colonic mucosa: a case of Lactococcus lactis liver abscess in an immunocompetent patient
    Justin Denholm
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Austin Health, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Scand J Infect Dis 38:739-41. 2006
    ..Lactococcus lactis is an uncommon cause of invasive disease in humans. We present a case of L. lactis liver abscess in an immunocompetent adult, apparently related to consumption of live culture yoghurt...
  27. ncbi request reprint Campylobacter insulaenigrae causing septicaemia and enteritis
    Kyra Chua
    Department of Microbiology, Austin Hospital, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
    J Med Microbiol 56:1565-7. 2007
    ..Campylobacter insulaenigrae is a novel species that has been recently only isolated from marine mammals. This is the first report of C. insulaenigrae causing enteritis and septicaemia in a patient with end-stage hepatic and renal disease...
  28. pmc Case-case-control study on factors associated with vanB vancomycin-resistant and vancomycin-susceptible enterococcal bacteraemia
    Agnes Loo Yee Cheah
    Centre for Medicine Use and Safety, Monash University, 381 Royal Parade, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    BMC Infect Dis 14:353. 2014
    ..There are limited data on the factors linked to vanB VRE bacteraemia. This study aimed to identify factors associated with vanB VRE bacteraemia, and compare them with those for vancomycin-susceptible enterococci (VSE) bacteraemia...
  29. ncbi request reprint Severe complications of a "Brazilian" bikini wax
    Claire Dendle
    Infectious Diseases Department, Austin Health, Victoria, Australia
    Clin Infect Dis 45:e29-31. 2007
    ..Extensive pubic hair removal is now common among young adults in Australia and elsewhere. However, the infectious risks of these practices, particularly among immunosuppressed individuals, are often underappreciated...
  30. ncbi request reprint 5: Hospital-in-the-home treatment of infectious diseases
    Benjamin P Howden
    Microbiology Department, Austin and Repatriation Medical Centre, Melbourne, Vic
    Med J Aust 176:440-5. 2002
    ..6. Appropriate use of HITH leads to improved patient and carer satisfaction, efficient in-hospital bed use and possibly some financial efficiencies. Not all patients receiving intravenous antibiotics need to be in hospital..
  31. pmc Comparison of immunoglobulin G subclass concentrations in severe community-acquired pneumonia and severe pandemic 2009 influenza A (H1N1) infection
    Claire L Gordon
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Austin Health, Melbourne, Australia
    Clin Vaccine Immunol 19:446-8. 2012
    ..008] and 2.5 versus 1.2 g/liter [P < 0.001], respectively). Low IgG2 levels may be specifically linked to severe H1N1; however, it is not clear whether this association is related to H1N1 or to other features of severity...
  32. doi request reprint Psittacosis
    Andrew J Stewardson
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Austin Health, PO Box 5555, Heidelberg, Melbourne, Victoria 3084, Australia
    Infect Dis Clin North Am 24:7-25. 2010
    ..Serology remains the mainstay of diagnosis; however, polymerase chain reaction techniques offer a rapid and specific alternative. Doxycycline is the treatment of choice...
  33. ncbi request reprint Chronic falciparum malaria causing massive splenomegaly 9 years after leaving an endemic area
    Benjamin P Howden
    Austin Health, Melbourne, Vic
    Med J Aust 182:186-8. 2005
    ..It should be considered in such patients with presentations possibly related to malaria, including splenomegaly, anaemia, or a long history of intermittent fevers and chills...
  34. ncbi request reprint The dearth of new antibiotic development: why we should be worried and what we can do about it
    Patrick G P Charles
    Infectious Diseases Department, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Vic
    Med J Aust 181:549-53. 2004
    ..A change in the health and research culture is needed to improve cooperation between public, academic and private sectors...
  35. ncbi request reprint Once-daily intravenous cefazolin plus oral probenecid is equivalent to once-daily intravenous ceftriaxone plus oral placebo for the treatment of moderate-to-severe cellulitis in adults
    M Lindsay Grayson
    Infectious Diseases Department, Austin and Repatriation Medical Centre, Heidelberg, Victoria 3084, Australia
    Clin Infect Dis 34:1440-8. 2002
    ..048). The once-daily regimen of cefazolin-probenecid is a cheap, practical, and effective treatment option for moderate-to-severe cellulitis, and it avoids the need to use third-generation cephalosporins in most patients...
  36. ncbi request reprint Management of healthcare workers after occupational exposure to hepatitis C virus
    Patrick G P Charles
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Austin and Repatriation Medical Centre, Heidelberg, Vic
    Med J Aust 179:153-7. 2003
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  37. ncbi request reprint Bactericidal efficacy of sterilizing protocol for reused cardiac electrophysiology catheters
    Elizabeth A Grabsch
    Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Epidemiology, Monash Medical Centre, Clayton, Victoria, Australia
    Am J Cardiol 89:770-2. 2002
  38. doi request reprint Torsades de pointes in a patient receiving fluconazole for cerebral cryptococcosis
    James H McMahon
    Infectious Diseases Department, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
    Am J Health Syst Pharm 65:619-23. 2008
    ..A case of torsades de pointes associated with fluconazole use is described...
  39. ncbi request reprint Point-of-care tests for lower respiratory tract infections
    Patrick G P Charles
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Austin Health, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Med J Aust 187:36-9. 2007
    ..Point-of-care tests can be used to diagnose influenza, pneumococcal infections, Legionella and respiratory syncytial virus infections, thus allowing early decisions to be made on appropriate management...
  40. ncbi request reprint Are the Australian guidelines asking too much of the Pneumonia Severity Index (PSI)?
    Patrick G P Charles
    Med J Aust 181:515; author reply 515-6. 2004
  41. ncbi request reprint Failure of vancomycin for treatment of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections
    Benjamin P Howden
    Clin Infect Dis 39:1544; author reply 1544-5. 2004
  42. ncbi request reprint Conundrums in community-acquired pneumonia
    Patrick G P Charles
    Med J Aust 185:131-2. 2006
  43. pmc Transfer of vancomycin resistance transposon Tn1549 from Clostridium symbiosum to Enterococcus spp. in the gut of gnotobiotic mice
    Aline Launay
    Centre d Etudes Pharmaceutiques, Chatenay Malabry, France
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 50:1054-62. 2006
    ..These data demonstrate functionality of the Tn1549-like element and attest that the transfer of the vanB operon between enterococci and human commensal anaerobes occurs in the intestinal environment...
  44. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of colonisation with vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) among haemodialysis outpatients in Victoria: implications for screening
    Laurelle J Burrell
    Med J Aust 182:492. 2005
  45. ncbi request reprint Accurate assessment of heterogeneous vancomycin-intermediate Staphylococcus aureus nasal carriage
    Patrick G P Charles
    Clin Infect Dis 41:1071-2; author reply 1072-3. 2005
  46. ncbi request reprint Infectious complications of traditional Samoan tattooing
    Tony M Korman
    J Infect 51:259-60. 2005
  47. pmc Improved outcomes with linezolid for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections: better drug or reduced vancomycin susceptibility?
    Benjamin P Howden
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 49:4816; author reply 4816-7. 2005
  48. ncbi request reprint Community and health-care associated non-multiresistant methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Victoria
    Benjamin P Howden
    Med J Aust 183:548. 2005
  49. ncbi request reprint Health care-associated Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections: a clinical quality indicator for all hospitals
    Peter J Collignon
    Infectious Diseases Unit and Department of Microbiology, Canberra Hospital, Canberra, ACT, Australia
    Med J Aust 184:404-6. 2006
    ..Continuous monitoring of infection incidence would enable health care facilities to determine the effectiveness of interventions designed to minimise SAB infections...
  50. ncbi request reprint The treatment triangle for staphylococcal infections
    M Lindsay Grayson
    N Engl J Med 355:724-7. 2006
  51. ncbi request reprint Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in hospitals: time for a culture change
    Peter J Collignon
    Med J Aust 187:4-5. 2007
  52. ncbi request reprint Management of infectious diseases
    M Lindsay Grayson
    Med J Aust 176:202-3. 2002