Allen C Cheng
Affiliation: Monash University
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...