Rhonda L Stuart

Summary

Affiliation: Monash Medical Centre
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of antimicrobial-resistant organisms in residential aged care facilities
    Rhonda L Stuart
    Infection Control and Epidemiology, Monash Medical Centre, Southern Health, Melbourne, Vic
    Med J Aust 195:530-3. 2011
  2. ncbi request reprint Congenital tuberculosis after in-vitro fertilisation
    Rhonda L Stuart
    Monash Medical Centre, Southern Health, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Med J Aust 191:41-2. 2009
  3. ncbi request reprint Clostridium difficile infection: a new threat on our doorstep
    Rhonda L Stuart
    Med J Aust 194:331-2. 2011
  4. ncbi request reprint Peripheral intravenous catheter-associated Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia: more than 5 years of prospective data from two tertiary health services
    Rhonda L Stuart
    Monash Infectious Diseases, Monash Health, Melbourne, Vic
    Med J Aust 198:551-3. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Antibiotic use and misuse in residential aged care facilities
    R L Stuart
    Infection Control and Epidemiology, Southern Health, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Intern Med J 42:1145-9. 2012
  6. ncbi request reprint An outbreak of necrotizing enterocolitis associated with norovirus genotype GII.3
    Rhonda L Stuart
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Monash Medical Centre, Clayton Victoria 3168, Australia
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 29:644-7. 2010
  7. ncbi request reprint "Down the drain": carbapenem-resistant bacteria in intensive care unit patients and handwashing sinks
    Despina Kotsanas
    Monash Infectious Diseases, Southern Health, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Med J Aust 198:267-9. 2013
  8. ncbi request reprint What's hanging around your neck? Pathogenic bacteria on identity badges and lanyards
    Despina Kotsanas
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Southern Health Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Med J Aust 188:5-8. 2008
  9. doi request reprint Disinfection of Burkholderia cepacia complex from non-touch taps in a neonatal nursery
    Despina Kotsanas
    Southern Health Monash Medical Centre, Clayton, Victoria, Australia
    J Perinat Med 36:235-9. 2008
  10. 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

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Publications20

  1. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of antimicrobial-resistant organisms in residential aged care facilities
    Rhonda L Stuart
    Infection Control and Epidemiology, Monash Medical Centre, Southern Health, Melbourne, Vic
    Med J Aust 195:530-3. 2011
    ..To assess the frequency of, and risk factors for, colonisation with vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE), Clostridium difficile and extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing organisms in residential aged care facilities (RACFs)...
  2. ncbi request reprint Congenital tuberculosis after in-vitro fertilisation
    Rhonda L Stuart
    Monash Medical Centre, Southern Health, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Med J Aust 191:41-2. 2009
    ..It highlights the importance of adequate screening during investigation of infertility and the difficulties in diagnosing congenital tuberculosis...
  3. ncbi request reprint Clostridium difficile infection: a new threat on our doorstep
    Rhonda L Stuart
    Med J Aust 194:331-2. 2011
  4. ncbi request reprint Peripheral intravenous catheter-associated Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia: more than 5 years of prospective data from two tertiary health services
    Rhonda L Stuart
    Monash Infectious Diseases, Monash Health, Melbourne, Vic
    Med J Aust 198:551-3. 2013
    ..To determine the incidence, risk factors for and outcomes of Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia (SAB) associated with peripheral intravenous catheters (PIVCs)...
  5. doi request reprint Antibiotic use and misuse in residential aged care facilities
    R L Stuart
    Infection Control and Epidemiology, Southern Health, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Intern Med J 42:1145-9. 2012
    ..The prevention and control of transmission of antimicrobial-resistant pathogens in residential aged care facilities (RACF) is an area that has been neglected yet has significant implications for health services...
  6. ncbi request reprint An outbreak of necrotizing enterocolitis associated with norovirus genotype GII.3
    Rhonda L Stuart
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Monash Medical Centre, Clayton Victoria 3168, Australia
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 29:644-7. 2010
    ..Cohorting and stringent infection control measures were associated with termination of the cluster. A case-control study was used to investigate potential risk factors associated with development of NEC...
  7. ncbi request reprint "Down the drain": carbapenem-resistant bacteria in intensive care unit patients and handwashing sinks
    Despina Kotsanas
    Monash Infectious Diseases, Southern Health, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Med J Aust 198:267-9. 2013
    ..Clinical utility of carbapenem antibiotics is under threat because of the emergence of acquired metallo-β-lactamase (MBL) genes. We describe an outbreak in an intensive care unit (ICU) possibly associated with contaminated sinks...
  8. ncbi request reprint What's hanging around your neck? Pathogenic bacteria on identity badges and lanyards
    Despina Kotsanas
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Southern Health Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Med J Aust 188:5-8. 2008
    ..To determine whether identity badges and lanyards worn by health care workers (HCWs) are capable of harbouring potentially pathogenic bacteria...
  9. doi request reprint Disinfection of Burkholderia cepacia complex from non-touch taps in a neonatal nursery
    Despina Kotsanas
    Southern Health Monash Medical Centre, Clayton, Victoria, Australia
    J Perinat Med 36:235-9. 2008
    ..Molecular typing is useful in assisting the investigation of Bcc nosocomial infections...
  10. 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...
  11. ncbi request reprint Hospitalised adult patients with pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza in Melbourne, Australia
    Justin T Denholm
    Victorian Infectious Diseases Service, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Med J Aust 192:84-6. 2010
    ..To describe the case characteristics and outcomes of patients hospitalised with pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza infection during the first 2 months of the epidemic...
  12. ncbi request reprint Microbiological monitoring of endoscopes: 5-year review
    Elizabeth E Gillespie
    Southern Health Infection Control and Epidemiology Unit, Monash Medical Centre, Southern Health, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 23:1069-74. 2008
    ..Initial prompt manual leak testing and manual cleaning followed by mechanical leak testing, cleaning and disinfection should be the minimum standard in reprocessing of endoscopes...
  13. pmc Novel use of tryptose sulfite cycloserine egg yolk agar for isolation of Clostridium perfringens during an outbreak of necrotizing enterocolitis in a neonatal unit
    Despina Kotsanas
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Southern Health, Monash Medical Centre, Clayton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    J Clin Microbiol 48:4263-5. 2010
    ..Our study describes the novel use of selective tryptose sulfite cycloserine with egg yolk agar (TSC-EYA) during a nursery outbreak. This medium provides a rapid, sensitive, and accurate presumptive identification of C. perfringens...
  14. doi request reprint Improving antibiotic stewardship by involving nurses
    Elizabeth Gillespie
    Infection Control and Epidemiology Unit, Southern Health, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Am J Infect Control 41:365-7. 2013
    ..This study supports involving nurses as a means of improving antibiotic stewardship...
  15. doi request reprint Environment cleaning without chemicals in clinical settings
    Elizabeth Gillespie
    Southern Health, Infection Control and Epidemiology Unit, Victoria, Australia
    Am J Infect Control 41:461-3. 2013
    ..This new technology performed extremely well. Our pilot study supports using ultramicrofiber cloth and steam technology as an alternative to cleaning with chemicals...
  16. doi request reprint Influenza vaccination uptake amongst pregnant women and maternal care providers is suboptimal
    Angela B Lu
    Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University, Victoria, Australia
    Vaccine 30:4055-9. 2012
    ..To assess the uptake of influenza vaccination by pregnant women and maternity care providers and explore their attitudes towards influenza vaccination...
  17. ncbi request reprint A sustained reduction in the transmission of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus in an intensive care unit
    Elizabeth E Gillespie
    Southern Health, Clayton, Vic, Australia
    Crit Care Resusc 9:161-5. 2007
    ..In 2004, poor compliance with hand-hygiene requirements was recognised as potentially contributing to the inability to control MRSA transmission...
  18. doi request reprint Mycophenolate and lower graft function reduce the seroresponse of kidney transplant recipients to pandemic H1N1 vaccination
    William R Mulley
    Department of Nephrology, Monash Medical Centre, Clayton, Victoria, Australia
    Kidney Int 82:212-9. 2012
    ..Transplant recipient responses were further reduced if they were receiving mycophenolate or had significantly lower graft function...
  19. pmc Personal protective equipment and antiviral drug use during hospitalization for suspected avian or pandemic influenza
    Ashwin Swaminathan
    Austin Health, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Emerg Infect Dis 13:1541-7. 2007
    ..Up to 41% of HCW close contacts would have qualified for postexposure antiviral prophylaxis. These data indicate that many current national stockpiles of PPE and antiviral medication are likely inadequate for a pandemic...
  20. doi request reprint A real-life snapshot of the use and abuse of urinary catheters on general medical wards
    Geoffrey Harley
    Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 32:1216-8. 2011
    ..Overall, there was poor knowledge of the indications and date of catheterization. Doctor awareness decreases duration of catheterization...