Karin S Leder

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Affiliation: Monash University
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. pmc Effectiveness and cost of recruitment strategies for a community-based randomised controlled trial among rainwater drinkers
    Shelly Rodrigo
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
    BMC Med Res Methodol 9:51. 2009
  2. pmc Maximising response rates in household telephone surveys
    Joanne O'Toole
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, The Alfred, Melbourne, Victoria 3004, Australia
    BMC Med Res Methodol 8:71. 2008
  3. pmc Collecting household water usage data: telephone questionnaire or diary?
    Joanne E O'Toole
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, The Alfred, Melbourne, Victoria 3004, Australia
    BMC Med Res Methodol 9:72. 2009
  4. ncbi request reprint Illness in travelers visiting friends and relatives: a review of the GeoSentinel Surveillance Network
    Karin Leder
    Victorian Infectious Diseases Service, Centre for Clinical Research Excellence, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, 3052, Australia
    Clin Infect Dis 43:1185-93. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Water recycling -- forwards or backwards for public health?
    Karin S Leder
    Med J Aust 190:293-4. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint No correlation between clinical symptoms and Blastocystis hominis in immunocompetent individuals
    Karin Leder
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 20:1390-4. 2005
  7. doi request reprint Household clustering of gastroenteritis
    K Leder
    School of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
    Epidemiol Infect 137:1705-12. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint Respiratory infections during air travel
    K Leder
    Victorian Infections Diseases Service, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Intern Med J 35:50-5. 2005
  9. doi request reprint A comparative analysis of methodological approaches used for estimating risk in travel medicine
    Karin Leder
    Victorian Infectious Diseases Service, Centre for Clinical Research Excellence, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Victoria, Australia
    J Travel Med 15:263-72. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Malaria in travelers: a review of the GeoSentinel surveillance network
    Karin Leder
    Victorian Infectious Diseases Service, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    Clin Infect Dis 39:1104-12. 2004

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Publications36

  1. pmc Effectiveness and cost of recruitment strategies for a community-based randomised controlled trial among rainwater drinkers
    Shelly Rodrigo
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
    BMC Med Res Methodol 9:51. 2009
    ..This paper assesses the recruitment strategies for a 1-year double-blinded randomised trial on drinking untreated rainwater. The effectiveness of the recruitment strategies and associated costs are described...
  2. pmc Maximising response rates in household telephone surveys
    Joanne O'Toole
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, The Alfred, Melbourne, Victoria 3004, Australia
    BMC Med Res Methodol 8:71. 2008
    ..Accordingly, updated information is required about the rate of telephone listing in directories and optimal strategies to maximise survey participation...
  3. pmc Collecting household water usage data: telephone questionnaire or diary?
    Joanne E O'Toole
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, The Alfred, Melbourne, Victoria 3004, Australia
    BMC Med Res Methodol 9:72. 2009
    ..Costs and logistical aspects of each data collection tool were also examined...
  4. ncbi request reprint Illness in travelers visiting friends and relatives: a review of the GeoSentinel Surveillance Network
    Karin Leder
    Victorian Infectious Diseases Service, Centre for Clinical Research Excellence, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, 3052, Australia
    Clin Infect Dis 43:1185-93. 2006
    ..A greater proportion of immigrant VFRs presented with serious, potentially preventable travel-related illnesses than did tourist travelers...
  5. ncbi request reprint Water recycling -- forwards or backwards for public health?
    Karin S Leder
    Med J Aust 190:293-4. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint No correlation between clinical symptoms and Blastocystis hominis in immunocompetent individuals
    Karin Leder
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 20:1390-4. 2005
    ..Conclusion: In conclusion, we found no correlation between clinical symptoms and the presence or absence of Blastocystis among this healthy cohort...
  7. doi request reprint Household clustering of gastroenteritis
    K Leder
    School of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
    Epidemiol Infect 137:1705-12. 2009
    ..8%. Our results show that clustering of gastrointestinal symptoms within households occurs commonly, but reliance on pathogen notification data will substantially underestimate the true frequency of gastroenteritis clusters...
  8. ncbi request reprint Respiratory infections during air travel
    K Leder
    Victorian Infections Diseases Service, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Intern Med J 35:50-5. 2005
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  9. doi request reprint A comparative analysis of methodological approaches used for estimating risk in travel medicine
    Karin Leder
    Victorian Infectious Diseases Service, Centre for Clinical Research Excellence, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Victoria, Australia
    J Travel Med 15:263-72. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Malaria in travelers: a review of the GeoSentinel surveillance network
    Karin Leder
    Victorian Infectious Diseases Service, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    Clin Infect Dis 39:1104-12. 2004
    ..Malaria is a common and important infection in travelers...
  11. ncbi request reprint Water and the environment: a natural resource or a limited luxury?
    Karin Leder
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University Central and Eastern Clinical School, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Vic
    Med J Aust 177:609-13. 2002
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  12. ncbi request reprint Respiratory tract infections in travelers: a review of the GeoSentinel surveillance network
    Karin Leder
    Victorian Infectious Disease Service, Royal Melbourne Hospital, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia
    Clin Infect Dis 36:399-406. 2003
    ..Knowledge of the respiratory tract infections that occur in specific groups of travelers allows for the development of targeted pretravel preventive strategies to high-risk groups...
  13. ncbi request reprint A community-based study of respiratory episodes in Melbourne, Australia
    Karin Leder
    Central and Eastern Clinical School, Alfred Hospital, Commercial Road, Melbourne, Victoria 3004
    Aust N Z J Public Health 27:399-404. 2003
    ..To provide recent data regarding the epidemiology of community-based respiratory infections in Australia...
  14. doi request reprint Risk in the mist? Deriving data to quantify microbial health risks associated with aerosol generation by water-efficient devices during typical domestic water-using activities
    J O'TOOLE
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University Australia, The Alfred, Commercial Road, Melbourne 3004, Australia
    Water Sci Technol 60:2913-20. 2009
    ..The data provide information that assists in health risk assessment and in determining future research directions, including methodological aspects...
  15. doi request reprint Influence of sample preservation on endotoxin measurement in water
    J O'TOOLE
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University Australia, The Alfred, Commercial Rd, Melbourne 3004, Australia
    Water Sci Technol 60:1615-9. 2009
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  16. doi request reprint Alternative water sources and endotoxin
    J O'TOOLE
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University Australia, The Alfred, Commercial Rd, Melbourne, 3004, Australia
    Water Sci Technol 58:603-7. 2008
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  17. doi request reprint A survey of the characteristics and maintenance of rainwater tanks in urban areas of South Australia
    S Rodrigo
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne Victoria, 3004, Australia
    Water Sci Technol 61:1569-77. 2010
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  18. doi request reprint Comparative survival of enteric indicators, E. coli and somatic and F-RNA bacteriophages on turf-grass irrigated with recycled water
    J O'TOOLE
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University Australia, The Alfred, Commercial Rd, Melbourne 3004, Australia
    Water Sci Technol 58:513-8. 2008
    ..coli. The simulations of field conditions in the laboratory were somewhat problematic, with the variations in natural conditions that occur temporally, sometimes for short periods, difficult to reproduce...
  19. pmc Drinking rainwater: a double-blinded, randomized controlled study of water treatment filters and gastroenteritis incidence
    Shelly Rodrigo
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
    Am J Public Health 101:842-7. 2011
    ..We examined whether drinking untreated rainwater, a practice that is on the rise in developed countries because of water shortages, contributes to community gastroenteritis incidence...
  20. pmc Dietary intake and domestic food preparation and handling as risk factors for gastroenteritis: a case-control study
    T Z Mitakakis
    Comparative Research Centre Water Quality and Treatment, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    Epidemiol Infect 132:601-6. 2004
    ..44-2.05, P< or = 001). Although food-handling and storage practices are considered important, we were unable to detect an association in this study...
  21. ncbi request reprint Microsporidial disease in HIV-infected patients: a report of 42 patients and review of the literature
    K Leder
    Monash Medical Centre, Clayton, Victoria, Australia
    Scand J Infect Dis 30:331-8. 1998
    ..Albendazole therapy in patients with E. intestinalis (but not E. bieneusi) resulted in good clinical response...
  22. ncbi request reprint Recycled water and human health effects
    Joanne O'Toole
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, and Cooperative Research Centre for Water Quality and Treatment, Victoria
    Aust Fam Physician 36:998-1000. 2007
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  23. ncbi request reprint Food safety in family homes in Melbourne, Australia
    Teresa Z Mitakakis
    Cooperative Research Centre for Water Quality and Treatment at the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne 3004, Australia
    J Food Prot 67:818-22. 2004
    ..2%, and chicken was thawed using unsafe means by 76.3% of respondents. People preparing food in the home need to be reminded of the increased risk of disease that can arise from poor food handling practices...
  24. ncbi request reprint Imported Plasmodium vivax malaria: demographic and clinical features in nonimmune travelers
    Julian H Elliott
    Victorian Infectious Diseases Service, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Victoria, Australia
    J Travel Med 11:213-7. 2004
    ..Plasmodium vivax malaria is relatively common in travelers but there are few published data regarding the outcome of P. vivax malaria in this group...
  25. ncbi request reprint Influenza: changing approaches to prevention and treatment in travelers
    David O Freedman
    Divsion of Geographic Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    J Travel Med 12:36-44. 2005
  26. ncbi request reprint Pathogens causing community gastroenteritis in Australia
    Martha I Sinclair
    Cooperative Research Center for Water Quality and Treatment, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 20:1685-90. 2005
    ..We aimed to identify the pathogens responsible for community gastroenteritis and to examine the associated symptoms...
  27. ncbi request reprint Illness in returned travelers and immigrants/refugees: the 6-year experience of two Australian infectious diseases units
    Daniel P O'Brien
    Victorian Infectious Diseases Service, Centre for Clinical Research Excellence, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Victoria, Australia
    J Travel Med 13:145-52. 2006
    ..Data comparing returned travelers and immigrants/refugees managed in a hospital setting is lacking...
  28. ncbi request reprint Medically evaluated psychological and physical health of Australian Gulf War veterans with chronic fatigue
    Helen Kelsall
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    J Psychosom Res 60:575-84. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate fatigue in Australian Gulf War veterans and a military comparison group according to the 1994 chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) definition and investigate the relation with exposures...
  29. doi request reprint Gastrointestinal infection among international travelers globally
    Zoe Greenwood
    Victorian Infectious Diseases Service, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Victoria, Australia
    J Travel Med 15:221-8. 2008
    ..The objective of this study was to analyze infections associated with oral ingestion of pathogens in international travelers in relation to place of exposure...
  30. doi request reprint Comparison of self-reported and recorded vaccinations and health effects in Australian Gulf War veterans
    Helen Kelsall
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Cancer Epidemiology Centre, The Cancer Council Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
    Vaccine 26:4290-7. 2008
    ..However, exposure assessment has usually been based on self-report and recall bias may have influenced the results...
  31. pmc Importation of poliomyelitis by travelers
    Annelies Wilder-Smith
    Emerg Infect Dis 14:351-2; author reply 352. 2008
  32. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with deep sternal wound infection and haemorrhage following cardiac surgery in Victoria
    Penelope J Robinson
    NHMRC Centre of Clinical Research Excellence in Therapeutics, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Alfred Hospital, Commercial Road, Melbourne, VIC 3004, Australia
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 6:167-71. 2007
    ..Improvements in operative factors (perfusion time, ventricular assist device, intraaortic balloon pump and aortic dissection) and surgical technique, may impact on reducing the incidence of haemorrhage...
  33. doi request reprint Vitamin D deficiency is associated with tuberculosis and latent tuberculosis infection in immigrants from sub-Saharan Africa
    Katherine B Gibney
    Victorian Infectious Diseases Service, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Clin Infect Dis 46:443-6. 2008
    ..001). Higher vitamin D levels were associated with lower probability of any M. tuberculosis infection (P=.001) and lower probability of tuberculosis or past tuberculosis (compared with latent tuberculosis infection; P=.001)...
  34. ncbi request reprint Alternative water sources and reuse: what are the public health issues? National water-recycling guidelines will address both health and environmental risks
    Teresa Z Mitakakis
    Med J Aust 180:260-1. 2004
  35. ncbi request reprint The effect of age on immunologic response to recombinant hepatitis B vaccine: a meta-analysis
    David N Fisman
    City of Hamilton Social and Public Health Services Department, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Clin Infect Dis 35:1368-75. 2002
    ..83), and it was present even when "older" individuals were defined as being as young as 30 years. These findings have important implications for individuals at risk for hepatitis B infection, including health care workers and travelers...
  36. ncbi request reprint An alternative scoring system to predict risk for surgical site infection complicating coronary artery bypass graft surgery
    N Deborah Friedman
    Victorian Hospital Acquired Infection Surveillance System, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:1162-8. 2007
    ..To analyze the risk factors for surgical site infection (SSI) complicating coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery and to create an alternative SSI risk score based on the results of multivariate analysis...