Eugene Athan

Summary

Affiliation: Barwon Health
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. pmc Case cluster of necrotizing fasciitis and cellulitis associated with vein sclerotherapy
    Hiu Tat Chan
    Emerg Infect Dis 14:180-1. 2008
  2. pmc Melioidosis in tsunami survivors
    Eugene Athan
    Emerg Infect Dis 11:1638-9. 2005
  3. doi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of routine and low-cost CD4 T-cell count compared with WHO clinical staging of HIV to guide initiation of antiretroviral therapy in resource-limited settings
    Eugene Athan
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Barwon Health, Geelong, Australia
    AIDS 24:1887-95. 2010
  4. pmc Incidence, clinical spectrum, diagnostic features, treatment and predictors of paradoxical reactions during antibiotic treatment of Mycobacterium ulcerans infections
    Daniel P O'Brien
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Barwon Health, Geelong, Australia
    BMC Infect Dis 13:416. 2013
  5. ncbi request reprint Outcomes for Mycobacterium ulcerans infection with combined surgery and antibiotic therapy: findings from a south-eastern Australian case series
    Daniel P O'Brien
    Barwon Health, Geelong, Victoria, Australia
    Med J Aust 186:58-61. 2007
  6. pmc Mycobacterium ulcerans disease: experience with primary oral medical therapy in an Australian cohort
    N Deborah Friedman
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Barwon Health, Geelong, Australia
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 7:e2315. 2013
  7. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for recurrent Mycobacterium ulcerans disease after exclusive surgical treatment in an Australian cohort
    Daniel P O'Brien
    Barwon Health, Geelong, Vic, Australia
    Med J Aust 198:436-9. 2013
  8. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology, clinical features and diagnosis of Mycobacterium ulcerans in an Australian population
    Sarah C Boyd
    Barwon Health, Geelong, Vic, Australia
    Med J Aust 196:341-4. 2012
  9. pmc Successful outcomes with oral fluoroquinolones combined with rifampicin in the treatment of Mycobacterium ulcerans: an observational cohort study
    Daniel P O'Brien
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Barwon Health, Geelong, Australia
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 6:e1473. 2012
  10. ncbi request reprint Treatment and prevention of Mycobacterium ulcerans infection (Buruli ulcer) in Australia: guideline update
    Daniel P O'Brien
    Barwon Health, Geelong, Vic, Australia
    Med J Aust 200:267-70. 2014

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  1. pmc Case cluster of necrotizing fasciitis and cellulitis associated with vein sclerotherapy
    Hiu Tat Chan
    Emerg Infect Dis 14:180-1. 2008
  2. pmc Melioidosis in tsunami survivors
    Eugene Athan
    Emerg Infect Dis 11:1638-9. 2005
  3. doi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of routine and low-cost CD4 T-cell count compared with WHO clinical staging of HIV to guide initiation of antiretroviral therapy in resource-limited settings
    Eugene Athan
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Barwon Health, Geelong, Australia
    AIDS 24:1887-95. 2010
    ..Low-cost CD4 cell count tests are comparable to conventional methods. We compared the direct healthcare costs and benefits using routine and low-cost CD4 cell count versus WHO staging to initiate ART...
  4. pmc Incidence, clinical spectrum, diagnostic features, treatment and predictors of paradoxical reactions during antibiotic treatment of Mycobacterium ulcerans infections
    Daniel P O'Brien
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Barwon Health, Geelong, Australia
    BMC Infect Dis 13:416. 2013
    ..Data is lacking regarding their incidence, clinical and diagnostic features, treatment, outcomes and risk factors in an Australian population...
  5. ncbi request reprint Outcomes for Mycobacterium ulcerans infection with combined surgery and antibiotic therapy: findings from a south-eastern Australian case series
    Daniel P O'Brien
    Barwon Health, Geelong, Victoria, Australia
    Med J Aust 186:58-61. 2007
    ..To describe the effect of antibiotics on outcomes of treatment for Buruli or Bairnsdale ulcer (BU) in patients on the Bellarine Peninsula in south-eastern Australia...
  6. pmc Mycobacterium ulcerans disease: experience with primary oral medical therapy in an Australian cohort
    N Deborah Friedman
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Barwon Health, Geelong, Australia
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 7:e2315. 2013
    ..Antibiotics have been shown to be highly effective in sterilizing lesions and preventing disease recurrences when used alone or in combination with surgery. Our practice has evolved to using primarily oral medical therapy...
  7. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for recurrent Mycobacterium ulcerans disease after exclusive surgical treatment in an Australian cohort
    Daniel P O'Brien
    Barwon Health, Geelong, Vic, Australia
    Med J Aust 198:436-9. 2013
    ..To describe risk factors for recurrence after exclusive surgical treatment of Mycobacterium ulcerans infection...
  8. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology, clinical features and diagnosis of Mycobacterium ulcerans in an Australian population
    Sarah C Boyd
    Barwon Health, Geelong, Vic, Australia
    Med J Aust 196:341-4. 2012
    ..To describe the epidemiology, clinical features and diagnosis of Mycobacterium ulcerans infection occurring on the Bellarine Peninsula in Victoria...
  9. pmc Successful outcomes with oral fluoroquinolones combined with rifampicin in the treatment of Mycobacterium ulcerans: an observational cohort study
    Daniel P O'Brien
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Barwon Health, Geelong, Australia
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 6:e1473. 2012
    ..We describe outcomes and tolerability of fluoroquinolone-containing antibiotic regimens for Mycobacterium ulcerans in south-eastern Australia...
  10. ncbi request reprint Treatment and prevention of Mycobacterium ulcerans infection (Buruli ulcer) in Australia: guideline update
    Daniel P O'Brien
    Barwon Health, Geelong, Vic, Australia
    Med J Aust 200:267-70. 2014
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  11. ncbi request reprint Mycobacterium ulcerans infection: factors influencing diagnostic delay
    Tricia Y J Quek
    Department of Clinical and Biomedical Sciences, Barwon Health, University of Melbourne, Geelong, Vic
    Med J Aust 187:561-3. 2007
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  12. pmc Clinical Features and Risk Factors of Oedematous Mycobacterium ulcerans Lesions in an Australian Population: Beware Cellulitis in an Endemic Area
    Daniel P O'Brien
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Barwon Health, Geelong, Australia Department of Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Royal Melbourne Hospital, University of Melbourne, Australia Manson Unit, Medecins Sans Frontieres, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 8:e2612. 2014
    ..We report the first comprehensive descriptions of the clinical features and risk factors of patients with oedematous disease from the Bellarine Peninsula of south-eastern Victoria, Australia...
  13. doi request reprint Early diagnosis and treatment of necrotizing fasciitis can improve survival: an observational intensive care unit cohort study
    Kelly Bucca
    Department of Anaesthetics, The Geelong Hospital, Geelong, Victoria, Australia
    ANZ J Surg 83:365-70. 2013
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  14. doi request reprint Compliance with surgical antibiotic prophylaxis at an Australian teaching hospital
    N Deborah Friedman
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Barwon Health, Geelong Hospital, Bellerine Street, Geelong, VIC 3220, Australia
    Am J Infect Control 41:71-4. 2013
    ..Surgical antibiotic prophylaxis (SAP) is one practice proven to prevent surgical site infections...
  15. ncbi request reprint Q fever outbreak at a cosmetics supply factory
    Amanda J Wade
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Geelong Hospital, Barwon Health, Geelong, Victoria, Australia
    Clin Infect Dis 42:e50-2. 2006
    ..It is important that industries typically not associated with risk of Q fever are made aware of potential health risks that workers might be exposed to so further outbreaks might be prevented...
  16. ncbi request reprint Incidence of catheter-related bloodstream infection among patients with a needleless, mechanical valve-based intravenous connector in an Australian hematology-oncology unit
    Kathryn Field
    Department of Clinical Hematology and Medical Oncology, Geelong Hospital, Barwon Health, Geelong, Vic, 3220, Australia
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:610-3. 2007
    ..We found an increase in catheter-associated BSI rates coincident with the introduction of a mechanical valve connector (2.6 infections vs 5.8 infections per 1,000 catheter-days; incidence rate ratio, 2.2; P=.031)...
  17. doi request reprint Clinical characteristics and outcome of infective endocarditis involving implantable cardiac devices
    Eugene Athan
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Barwon Health, Geelong, Australia
    JAMA 307:1727-35. 2012
    ..Infection of implantable cardiac devices is an emerging disease with significant morbidity, mortality, and health care costs...
  18. doi request reprint The effectiveness of a single-stage versus traditional three-staged protocol of hospital disinfection at eradicating vancomycin-resistant Enterococci from frequently touched surfaces
    N Deborah Friedman
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Barwon Health, Geelong, Victoria, Australia
    Am J Infect Control 41:227-31. 2013
    ..Environmental contamination is a reservoir for vancomycin-resistant enterococcus (VRE) in hospitals...
  19. ncbi request reprint Pacemaker infections: a 10-year experience
    Andrei Catanchin
    Department of Cardiology, Barwon Health Geelong Hospital, Geelong, VIC 3220, Australia
    Heart Lung Circ 16:434-9. 2007
    ..Infection is a major complication of pacemaker and defibrillator (PPM/ICD) implantation. The experience in an Australian regional centre is reported...
  20. ncbi request reprint Consensus recommendations for the diagnosis, treatment and control of Mycobacterium ulcerans infection (Bairnsdale or Buruli ulcer) in Victoria, Australia
    Paul D R Johnson
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Austin Health, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Med J Aust 186:64-8. 2007
    ..For small lesions this may be all that is required. However, there is a role for antibiotics for more extensive disease, and their use may allow more conservative surgery...
  21. ncbi request reprint Acute rheumatic fever: an unusual cause of fever in a returned traveler
    Andrei Catanchin
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Geelong Hospital, Geelong, Victoria, Australia
    J Travel Med 12:353-5. 2005
    ..Acute rheumatic fever presenting as fever in a returned traveler has not previously been described. We report one such case...
  22. doi request reprint Treatment costs of Mycobacterium ulcerans in the antibiotic era
    Jason Pak
    Barwon Health, Geelong Hospital, Ryrie Street, Geelong, Victoria 3220, Australia
    Int Health 4:123-7. 2012
    ..Therefore, earlier diagnosis and treatment of M. ulcerans, including the use of outpatient-based oral antibiotic regimens, has the potential to reduce the cost of treatment. ..
  23. ncbi request reprint The tip of the iceberg: opportunistic screening for Chlamydia trachomatis in asymptomatic patients attending a young people's health clinic reveals a high prevalence--a pilot study
    Stephanie Jones
    Barwon Health, Geelong, VIC 3220, Australia
    Sex Health 1:115-9. 2004
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