Allen C Cheng
Affiliation: Monash University
- Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of Clostridium difficile infectionAllen C Cheng
Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
Med J Aust 194:353-8. 2011..To treat an initial episode and a first recurrence, metronidazole is the preferred antibiotic, with oral vancomycin reserved for severe disease and subsequent recurrences. Surgery should be considered for fulminant disease...
- Influenza vaccine effectiveness against hospitalisation with confirmed influenza in the 2010-11 seasons: a test-negative observational studyAllen C Cheng
Infectious Diseases Unit, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
PLoS ONE 8:e68760. 2013..3% (95% CI: 30.0, 61.8%). Influenza vaccination was moderately protective against hospitalisation with influenza in the 2010 and 2011 seasons. ..
- Hospital-acquired influenza in an Australian sentinel surveillance systemNenad Macesic
Infectious Diseases Unit, Alfred Health, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
Med J Aust 198:370-2. 2013..To review cases of nosocomial influenza and compare the epidemiology, clinical characteristics and outcomes with community-acquired cases...
- Prevalence and risk factors for VRE colonisation in a tertiary hospital in Melbourne, Australia: a cross sectional studySurendra Karki
Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Infectious Disease Epidemiology Unit, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 1:31. 2012..abstract:..
- Estimation of body weight in hospitalized patientsS Darnis
Université Aix Marseille II Faculté de Pharmacie la Timone, Marseille, France
QJM 105:769-74. 2012..To examine the bias and precision of different methods of estimating body mass and height in hospitalized adult patients...
- Effectiveness of H1N1/09 monovalent and trivalent influenza vaccines against hospitalization with laboratory-confirmed H1N1/09 influenza in Australia: a test-negative case control studyAllen C Cheng
Monash University, Australia
Vaccine 29:7320-5. 2011..Influenza vaccination was associated with a reduction in hospitalisation caused by H1N1/09 influenza in the 2010 southern hemisphere winter season...
- Impact of chlorhexidine-impregnated washcloths on reducing incidence of vancomycin-resistant enterococci colonization in hematology-oncology patientsPauline Bass
Infection Prevention and Healthcare Epidemiology Unit, Alfred Health, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Am J Infect Control 41:345-8. 2013..This study describes the impact on incidence of VRE colonization after the implementation of daily skin cleansing with 2% CHG-impregnated washcloths in hematology-oncology patients...
- Clinical and epidemiological profile of patients with severe H1N1/09 pandemic influenza in Australia and New Zealand: an observational cohort studyAllen C Cheng
Infectious Diseases Unit, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
BMJ Open 1:e000100. 2011..Although the overall mortality was similar, the authors found evidence that H1N1/09 caused severe disease in a higher proportion of hospitalised patients...
- Infections acquired by adults who receive extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: risk factors and outcomeCecile Aubron
Intensive Care Unit, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 34:24-30. 2013..To analyze infectious complications that occur in patients who receive extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), associated risk factors, and consequences on patient outcome...
- Impact of swine influenza and quarantine measures on patients and households during the H1N1/09 pandemicBenjamin 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...
- Surveillance of infection burden in residential aged care facilitiesChing Jou Lim
Centre for Medicine Use and Safety, Monash University, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
Med J Aust 196:327-31. 2012..To explore the burden of illness associated with infectious syndromes and to measure the associated use of antimicrobials in residential aged care facilities (RACFs)...
- 2009 H1N1 influenza A and pregnancy outcomes in Victoria, AustraliaSaliya Hewagama
Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne, Australia
Clin Infect Dis 50:686-90. 2010..Pregnant women have been identified as a group at risk of increased morbidity and mortality associated with the pandemic H1N1 influenza A 2009 (H1N1/09) outbreak...
- Diagnosing swine flu: the inaccuracy of case definitions during the 2009 pandemic, an attempt at refinement, and the implications for future planningAndrew A Mahony
Infectious Diseases Department, Austin Health, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
Influenza Other Respi Viruses 7:403-9. 2013..At the onset of the pandemic H1N1/09 influenza A outbreak in Australia, health authorities devised official clinical case definitions to guide testing and access to antiviral therapy...
- Evaluation of the accuracy of a pharmacokinetic dosing program in predicting serum vancomycin concentrations in critically ill patientsCecile Aubron
Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Research Centre, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Ann Pharmacother 45:1193-8. 2011..Vancomycin is commonly used empirically in cases of nosocomial infections in critically ill patients. Therefore, early optimization of vancomycin pharmacokinetics is likely to improve outcomes...
- Comparison of immunoglobulin G subclass concentrations in severe community-acquired pneumonia and severe pandemic 2009 influenza A (H1N1) infectionClaire 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...
- Prescribing trends before and after implementation of an antimicrobial stewardship programKelly A Cairns
Alfred Health, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
Med J Aust 198:262-6. 2013..We implemented an antimicrobial stewardship program and aimed to evaluate its effect on broad-spectrum antimicrobial use...