Allen C Cheng

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Affiliation: Monash University
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of Clostridium difficile infection
    Allen C Cheng
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Med J Aust 194:353-8. 2011
  2. pmc Clinical and epidemiological profile of patients with severe H1N1/09 pandemic influenza in Australia and New Zealand: an observational cohort study
    Allen C Cheng
    Infectious Diseases Unit, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    BMJ Open 1:e000100. 2011
  3. pmc Influenza vaccine effectiveness against hospitalisation with confirmed influenza in the 2010-11 seasons: a test-negative observational study
    Allen C Cheng
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    PLoS ONE 8:e68760. 2013
  4. pmc Prevalence and risk factors for VRE colonisation in a tertiary hospital in Melbourne, Australia: a cross sectional study
    Surendra Karki
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Infectious Disease Epidemiology Unit, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
    Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 1:31. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Estimation of body weight in hospitalized patients
    S Darnis
    Université Aix Marseille II Faculté de Pharmacie la Timone, Marseille, France
    QJM 105:769-74. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Effectiveness of H1N1/09 monovalent and trivalent influenza vaccines against hospitalization with laboratory-confirmed H1N1/09 influenza in Australia: a test-negative case control study
    Allen C Cheng
    Monash University, Australia
    Vaccine 29:7320-5. 2011
  7. pmc Long-term carriage of vancomycin-resistant enterococci in patients discharged from hospitals: a 12-year retrospective cohort study
    Surendra Karki
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Infectious Disease Epidemiology Unit, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
    J Clin Microbiol 51:3374-9. 2013
  8. doi request reprint Impact of chlorhexidine-impregnated washcloths on reducing incidence of vancomycin-resistant enterococci colonization in hematology-oncology patients
    Pauline Bass
    Infection Prevention and Healthcare Epidemiology Unit, Alfred Health, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Am J Infect Control 41:345-8. 2013
  9. ncbi request reprint Aspergillus sp. isolated in critically ill patients with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support
    Cecile Aubron
    Intensive Care Unit, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    Scand J Infect Dis 45:715-21. 2013
  10. ncbi request reprint Hospital-acquired influenza in an Australian sentinel surveillance system
    Nenad Macesic
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Alfred Health, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Med J Aust 198:370-2. 2013

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Publications27

  1. ncbi request reprint Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of Clostridium difficile infection
    Allen 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...
  2. pmc Clinical and epidemiological profile of patients with severe H1N1/09 pandemic influenza in Australia and New Zealand: an observational cohort study
    Allen 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...
  3. pmc Influenza vaccine effectiveness against hospitalisation with confirmed influenza in the 2010-11 seasons: a test-negative observational study
    Allen 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. ..
  4. pmc Prevalence and risk factors for VRE colonisation in a tertiary hospital in Melbourne, Australia: a cross sectional study
    Surendra Karki
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Infectious Disease Epidemiology Unit, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
    Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 1:31. 2012
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  5. doi request reprint Estimation of body weight in hospitalized patients
    S 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...
  6. doi request reprint Effectiveness of H1N1/09 monovalent and trivalent influenza vaccines against hospitalization with laboratory-confirmed H1N1/09 influenza in Australia: a test-negative case control study
    Allen 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...
  7. pmc Long-term carriage of vancomycin-resistant enterococci in patients discharged from hospitals: a 12-year retrospective cohort study
    Surendra Karki
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Infectious Disease Epidemiology Unit, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
    J Clin Microbiol 51:3374-9. 2013
    ..Our results suggest that in the absence of recent risk factors, such as hospitalization or antibiotic use, patients with a remote history of colonization (>4 years) may no longer require contact isolation precautions. ..
  8. doi request reprint Impact of chlorhexidine-impregnated washcloths on reducing incidence of vancomycin-resistant enterococci colonization in hematology-oncology patients
    Pauline 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...
  9. ncbi request reprint Aspergillus sp. isolated in critically ill patients with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support
    Cecile Aubron
    Intensive Care Unit, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    Scand J Infect Dis 45:715-21. 2013
    ..However, the clinical relevance of Aspergillus isolation was based on an algorithm not validated in patients undergoing ECMO. Our data support the need to implement non-invasive diagnostic procedures for aspergillosis in this population...
  10. ncbi request reprint Hospital-acquired influenza in an Australian sentinel surveillance system
    Nenad 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...
  11. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of multidrug-resistant organisms and risk factors for carriage in long-term care facilities: a nested case-control study
    Ching Jou Lim
    Centre for Medicine Use and Safety, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    J Antimicrob Chemother 69:1972-80. 2014
    ..Long-term care facilities (LTCFs) are a potentially important reservoir of multidrug-resistant (MDR) organisms; however, limited data exist...
  12. ncbi request reprint Influenza epidemiology, vaccine coverage and vaccine effectiveness in sentinel Australian hospitals in 2012: the Influenza Complications Alert Network (FluCAN)
    Allen C Cheng
    Alfred Health Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria
    Commun Dis Intell Q Rep 37:E246-52. 2013
    ..The study results suggest that the seasonal influenza vaccine was moderately protective against hospitalisation with influenza during the 2012 season. ..
  13. pmc Community-onset bloodstream infection with multidrug-resistant organisms: a matched case-control study
    Ching Jou Lim
    Department of Microbiology, School of Biological Sciences, Monash University, Building 76, Wellington Road, Melbourne, Victoria 3800, Australia
    BMC Infect Dis 14:126. 2014
    ..Recognising the magnitude, trend and predictors for MDR organisms in community-onset bloodstream infections (COBSI) is crucial for guiding empiric antibiotic prescribing...
  14. 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...
  15. doi request reprint Incident hepatitis B infection subsequent to the diagnosis of HIV infection in a Melbourne cohort: missed opportunities for prevention
    Amy Body
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, VIC 3004, Australia
    Sex Health 11:5-10. 2014
    ..Conclusions: HIV-infected individuals should be screened for HBV and monitored for incident infection. Optimal control of HIV and improved vaccination coverage provide the best opportunity for prevention. ..
  16. doi request reprint Factors associated with virological failure in a cohort of combination antiretroviral therapy-treated patients managed at a tertiary referral centre
    Raymond Fong
    Department of Infectious Diseases, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, VIC 3004, Australia
    Sex Health 10:442-7. 2013
    ..It is important to identify the drivers of virological failure, so that patients at risk can be identified early and prevention strategies implemented...
  17. doi request reprint Infections acquired by adults who receive extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: risk factors and outcome
    Cecile 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...
  18. pmc Travel-associated illness trends and clusters, 2000-2010
    Karin Leder
    Royal Melbourne Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    Emerg Infect Dis 19:1049-73. 2013
    ..This multisite longitudinal analysis highlights the utility of sentinel surveillance of travelers for contributing information on disease activity trends and an evidence base for travel medicine recommendations...
  19. ncbi request reprint Trends of etiology and drug resistance in enteric fever in the last two decades in Nepal: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Surendra Karki
    Infectious Disease Epidemiology Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
    Clin Infect Dis 57:e167-76. 2013
    ..Trends in decreasing resistance to traditional first-line antibiotics and decreasing MDR provide an opportunity to reconsider these first-line antimicrobials as therapeutic options. ..
  20. doi request reprint Diagnosing swine flu: the inaccuracy of case definitions during the 2009 pandemic, an attempt at refinement, and the implications for future planning
    Andrew A Mahony
    Infectious Diseases Department, Austin Health, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Influenza Other Respir 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...
  21. ncbi request reprint Adherence to infection prevention measures in a statewide spleen registry
    Julie Wang
    Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Med J Aust 200:538-40. 2014
    ..To assess self-reported adherence to measures for preventing infection in patients registered in the Victorian Spleen Registry (VSR)...
  22. ncbi request reprint Abacavir exposure and cardiovascular risk factors in HIV-positive patients with coronary heart disease: a retrospective case-control study
    Janine M Trevillyan
    Infectious Diseases Unit, The Alfred Hospital, 55 Commercial Road, Melbourne, VIC 3004, Australia
    Sex Health 10:97-101. 2013
    ..While traditional cardiovascular risk factors and the effects of HIV and chronic inflammation all play a role, the contribution of long-term exposure to antiretroviral (ARV) agents is becoming clear...
  23. ncbi request reprint Surveillance of infection burden in residential aged care facilities
    Ching 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)...
  24. doi request reprint 2009 H1N1 influenza A and pregnancy outcomes in Victoria, Australia
    Saliya 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...
  25. ncbi request reprint Prescribing trends before and after implementation of an antimicrobial stewardship program
    Kelly 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...
  26. 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...
  27. doi request reprint Evaluation of the accuracy of a pharmacokinetic dosing program in predicting serum vancomycin concentrations in critically ill patients
    Cecile 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...