Jen Kok

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Affiliation: New South Wales
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. pmc Viral pneumonitis is increased in obese patients during the first wave of pandemic A(H1N1) 2009 virus
    Jen Kok
    Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Laboratory Services, Institute of Clinical Pathology and Medical Research, Sydney Institute for Emerging Infections and Biosecurity, University of Sydney, Westmead Hospital, Westmead, New South Wales, Australia
    PLoS ONE 8:e55631. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Current status of matrix-assisted laser desorption ionisation-time of flight mass spectrometry in the clinical microbiology laboratory
    Jen Kok
    Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Laboratory Services, Institute of Clinical Pathology and Medical Research, Westmead Hospital, New South Wales, Australia
    Pathology 45:4-17. 2013
  3. pmc Identification of bacteria in blood culture broths using matrix-assisted laser desorption-ionization Sepsityper™ and time of flight mass spectrometry
    Jen Kok
    Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Laboratory Services, Institute of Clinical Pathology and Medical Research, Westmead Hospital, Westmead, New South Wales, Australia
    PLoS ONE 6:e23285. 2011
  4. doi request reprint Feedback to clinicians on preventable factors can reduce hospital onset Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia rates
    J Kok
    Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Laboratory Services, Institute of Clinical Pathology and Medical Research, Westmead Hospital, Westmead, New South Wales, Australia
    J Hosp Infect 79:108-14. 2011
  5. doi request reprint Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza virus seroconversion rates in HIV-infected individuals
    Jen Kok
    Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Laboratory Services, Institute of Clinical Pathology and Medical Research, Westmead Hospital, Westmead, New South Wales, Australia
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 56:91-4. 2011
  6. doi request reprint Protein-losing enteropathy and hypogammaglobulinaemia as first manifestations of disseminated histoplasmosis coincident with Nocardia infection
    Jen Kok
    Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, Westmead Hospital, Westmead, NSW 2145, Australia
    J Med Microbiol 59:610-3. 2010
  7. pmc Comparison of a rapid antigen test with nucleic acid testing during cocirculation of pandemic influenza A/H1N1 2009 and seasonal influenza A/H3N2
    Jen Kok
    Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Laboratory Services, Level 3, Institute of Clinical Pathology and Medical Research, Westmead Hospital, Westmead, New South Wales 2145, Australia
    J Clin Microbiol 48:290-1. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Rapid and accurate direct antibiotic susceptibility testing of blood culture broths using MALDI Sepsityper combined with the BD Phoenix automated system
    Briony Hazelton
    Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Laboratory Services, Institute of Clinical Pathology and Medical Research, Westmead Hospital, Westmead, New South Wales 2145, Australia
    J Med Microbiol 63:1590-4. 2014
  9. pmc Pandemic clinical case definitions are non-specific: multiple respiratory viruses circulating in the early phases of the 2009 influenza pandemic in New South Wales, Australia
    Vigneswary Mala Ratnamohan
    Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Laboratory Services, Institute of Clinical Pathology and Medical Research, Westmead Hospital, Westmead, New South Wales, Australia
    Virol J 11:113. 2014
  10. doi request reprint The impact of bacterial and viral co-infection in severe influenza
    Christopher C Blyth
    Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Laboratory Services, Institute of Clinical Pathology and Medical Research ICPMR, Westmead Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Influenza Other Respir Viruses 7:168-76. 2013

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Publications16

  1. pmc Viral pneumonitis is increased in obese patients during the first wave of pandemic A(H1N1) 2009 virus
    Jen Kok
    Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Laboratory Services, Institute of Clinical Pathology and Medical Research, Sydney Institute for Emerging Infections and Biosecurity, University of Sydney, Westmead Hospital, Westmead, New South Wales, Australia
    PLoS ONE 8:e55631. 2013
    ..It is postulated that excess inflammation and cytokine production in obese patients following severe influenza infection leads to viral pneumonitis and/or acute respiratory distress syndrome...
  2. doi request reprint Current status of matrix-assisted laser desorption ionisation-time of flight mass spectrometry in the clinical microbiology laboratory
    Jen Kok
    Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Laboratory Services, Institute of Clinical Pathology and Medical Research, Westmead Hospital, New South Wales, Australia
    Pathology 45:4-17. 2013
    ..Novel applications include strain typing and the detection of antimicrobial resistance, but these are not widely used. This review discusses the technical aspects, current applications, and limitations of MALDI-TOF MS...
  3. pmc Identification of bacteria in blood culture broths using matrix-assisted laser desorption-ionization Sepsityper™ and time of flight mass spectrometry
    Jen Kok
    Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Laboratory Services, Institute of Clinical Pathology and Medical Research, Westmead Hospital, Westmead, New South Wales, Australia
    PLoS ONE 6:e23285. 2011
    ..A diagnostic algorithm for positive blood culture broths that incorporates gram staining and MALDI-TOF MS should identify the majority of pathogens, particularly to genus level...
  4. doi request reprint Feedback to clinicians on preventable factors can reduce hospital onset Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia rates
    J Kok
    Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Laboratory Services, Institute of Clinical Pathology and Medical Research, Westmead Hospital, Westmead, New South Wales, Australia
    J Hosp Infect 79:108-14. 2011
    ..Feedback about preventable factors was associated with a reduction in HA-SAB rates from 0.29 to 0.20 per 1000 occupied bed-days, from 2008 to 2009...
  5. doi request reprint Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza virus seroconversion rates in HIV-infected individuals
    Jen Kok
    Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Laboratory Services, Institute of Clinical Pathology and Medical Research, Westmead Hospital, Westmead, New South Wales, Australia
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 56:91-4. 2011
    ..Neither HIV infection, nor severe immunosuppression, was a significant risk factor for pandemic influenza during the first southern hemisphere pandemic wave...
  6. doi request reprint Protein-losing enteropathy and hypogammaglobulinaemia as first manifestations of disseminated histoplasmosis coincident with Nocardia infection
    Jen Kok
    Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, Westmead Hospital, Westmead, NSW 2145, Australia
    J Med Microbiol 59:610-3. 2010
    ..Clinicians in areas of non-endemicity should be vigilant for rare manifestations of histoplasmosis...
  7. pmc Comparison of a rapid antigen test with nucleic acid testing during cocirculation of pandemic influenza A/H1N1 2009 and seasonal influenza A/H3N2
    Jen Kok
    Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Laboratory Services, Level 3, Institute of Clinical Pathology and Medical Research, Westmead Hospital, Westmead, New South Wales 2145, Australia
    J Clin Microbiol 48:290-1. 2010
    ..4% versus 74.2%, P < 0.001). Nucleic acid tests should be used to detect pandemic influenza virus when rapid antigen tests are negative...
  8. doi request reprint Rapid and accurate direct antibiotic susceptibility testing of blood culture broths using MALDI Sepsityper combined with the BD Phoenix automated system
    Briony Hazelton
    Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Laboratory Services, Institute of Clinical Pathology and Medical Research, Westmead Hospital, Westmead, New South Wales 2145, Australia
    J Med Microbiol 63:1590-4. 2014
    ..9 %) of susceptibility tests were concordant, with only 1 (0.07 %) very major error. This novel method has the potential to reduce the turnaround time for AST results by up to a day for Gram-negative bacteraemias. ..
  9. pmc Pandemic clinical case definitions are non-specific: multiple respiratory viruses circulating in the early phases of the 2009 influenza pandemic in New South Wales, Australia
    Vigneswary Mala Ratnamohan
    Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Laboratory Services, Institute of Clinical Pathology and Medical Research, Westmead Hospital, Westmead, New South Wales, Australia
    Virol J 11:113. 2014
    ..During the early phases of the 2009 pandemic, subjects with influenza-like illness only had laboratory testing specific for the new A(H1N1)pdm09 virus...
  10. doi request reprint The impact of bacterial and viral co-infection in severe influenza
    Christopher C Blyth
    Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Laboratory Services, Institute of Clinical Pathology and Medical Research ICPMR, Westmead Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Influenza Other Respir Viruses 7:168-76. 2013
    ..Many questions remain concerning the burden, risk factors and impact of bacterial and viral co-infection in patients with pandemic influenza admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU)...
  11. ncbi request reprint Early use of posaconazole in the successful treatment of rhino-orbital mucormycosis caused by Rhizopus oryzae
    Jen Kok
    Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, Westmead Hospital, Westmead, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    J Infect 55:e33-6. 2007
    ..Posaconazole was well-tolerated. Our experience indicates that this new extended-spectrum azole antifungal agent can be used early in the course of zygomycete infection with good results...
  12. doi request reprint Evaluation of the Sofia Influenza A + B fluorescent immunoassay for the rapid diagnosis of influenza A and B
    Briony Hazelton
    Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Laboratory Services, Institute of Clinical Pathology and Medical Research, Westmead Hospital, Westmead, New South Wales, Australia
    J Med Virol 87:35-8. 2015
    ..J. Med. Virol. 87: 35-38, 2015. © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. ..
  13. doi request reprint Molecular diagnosis of respiratory viruses
    Lucy K Somerville
    1Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Laboratory Services, Institute of Clinical Pathology and Medical Research, Westmead Hospital, Westmead 2Marie Bashir Institute for Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity, University of Sydney, Westmead Hospital, Westmead 3Centre for Research Excellence in Critical Infections, University of Sydney, Westmead Hospital, Westmead, NSW, Australia
    Pathology 47:243-9. 2015
    ..This review focuses on the current applications and limitations of molecular diagnosis for respiratory viruses. ..
  14. doi request reprint Blood pressure cuffs as a vector for transmission of multi-resistant organisms: colonisation rates and effects of disinfection
    Harjeet Grewal
    Emergency Department, Westmead Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Emerg Med Australas 25:222-6. 2013
    ..The present study aims to determine MRO colonisation rates in BP cuffs from areas of high patient flow as an assessment of the quality of disinfection and infection control practices...
  15. doi request reprint Viral exanthems
    Caitlin L Keighley
    aCentre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Laboratory Services, Institute of Clinical Pathology and Medical Research, Pathology West, Westmead Hospital, Westmead bDepartment of Medicine, University of Sydney cMarie Bashir Institute for Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity dCentre for Research Excellence in Critical Infections, University of Sydney, Westmead Hospital, Westmead, New South Wales, Australia
    Curr Opin Infect Dis 28:139-50. 2015
    ..Determining the viral cause of a rash presents significant diagnostic challenges. We review contemporary literature on viral exanthems and suggest a structured approach to aid diagnosis...
  16. doi request reprint Hendra virus: a one health tale of flying foxes, horses and humans
    Briony Hazelton
    Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Laboratory Services, Institute of Clinical Pathology and Medical Research, Westmead Hospital, Westmead, New South Wales 2145, Australia
    Future Microbiol 8:461-74. 2013
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