Elliott Geoffrey Playford

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Country: Australia

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Severe photosensitivity causing multifocal squamous cell carcinomas secondary to prolonged voriconazole therapy
    Kate L McCarthy
    Sullivan and Nicolaides Pathology, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Queensland, Australia
    Clin Infect Dis 44:e55-6. 2007
  2. doi request reprint Intradermal versus intramuscular hepatitis B vaccination in hemodialysis patients: a prospective open-label randomized controlled trial in nonresponders to primary vaccination
    Katherine A Barraclough
    Department of Nephrology, University of Queensland at Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Australia
    Am J Kidney Dis 54:95-103. 2009
  3. pmc A randomised controlled trial of Heparin versus EthAnol Lock THerapY for the prevention of Catheter Associated infecTion in Haemodialysis patients - the HEALTHY-CATH trial
    Jennifer K Broom
    Department of Infectious Diseases, University of Queensland, Nambour General Hospital, PO Box 547, Nambour, QLD, 4560, Australia
    BMC Nephrol 13:146. 2012
  4. pmc Determinants of mortality in non-neutropenic ICU patients with candidaemia
    Deborah J E Marriott
    St Vincent s Hospital, Victoria Street, Darlinghurst, NSW 2010, Australia
    Crit Care 13:R115. 2009
  5. pmc Rationale and design of the HEALTHY-CATH trial: a randomised controlled trial of Heparin versus EthAnol Lock THerapY for the prevention of Catheter Associated infecTion in Haemodialysis patients
    Jennifer K Broom
    Department of Nephrology, University of Queensland at Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Australia
    BMC Nephrol 10:23. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Increasing incidence of candidaemia: long-term epidemiological trends, Queensland, Australia, 1999-2008
    E G Playford
    Infection Management Services, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Woolloongabba, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    J Hosp Infect 76:46-51. 2010
  7. doi request reprint Assessment of clinical risk predictive rules for invasive candidiasis in a prospective multicentre cohort of ICU patients
    Elliott Geoffrey Playford
    Infection Management Services, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Ipswich Road, Woolloongabba, Brisbane, QLD 4102, Australia
    Intensive Care Med 35:2141-5. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Management of invasive candidiasis in the intensive care unit
    E Geoffrey Playford
    Infection Management Services, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Drugs 70:823-39. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Prophylaxis, empirical and preemptive treatment of invasive candidiasis
    Elliott Geoffrey Playford
    Infection Management Services, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Australia
    Curr Opin Crit Care 16:470-4. 2010
  10. doi request reprint Antifungals in the ICU
    Elliott Geoffrey Playford
    Infection Management Services, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Australia
    Curr Opin Infect Dis 21:610-9. 2008

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Publications24

  1. ncbi request reprint Severe photosensitivity causing multifocal squamous cell carcinomas secondary to prolonged voriconazole therapy
    Kate L McCarthy
    Sullivan and Nicolaides Pathology, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Queensland, Australia
    Clin Infect Dis 44:e55-6. 2007
    ..Continued voriconazole exposure led to the development of multifocal facial squamous cell carcinomas. The photosensitivity reaction resolved after the patient changed therapy to posaconazole...
  2. doi request reprint Intradermal versus intramuscular hepatitis B vaccination in hemodialysis patients: a prospective open-label randomized controlled trial in nonresponders to primary vaccination
    Katherine A Barraclough
    Department of Nephrology, University of Queensland at Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Australia
    Am J Kidney Dis 54:95-103. 2009
    ..Primary hepatitis B virus (HBV) vaccination through the intramuscular (IM) route is less efficacious in dialysis patients than in the general population. Previous studies suggest improved seroconversion with intradermal (ID) vaccination...
  3. pmc A randomised controlled trial of Heparin versus EthAnol Lock THerapY for the prevention of Catheter Associated infecTion in Haemodialysis patients - the HEALTHY-CATH trial
    Jennifer K Broom
    Department of Infectious Diseases, University of Queensland, Nambour General Hospital, PO Box 547, Nambour, QLD, 4560, Australia
    BMC Nephrol 13:146. 2012
    ..This randomised controlled trial assessed the efficacy of a 48 hour 70% ethanol lock vs heparin locks in prolonging the time to the first episode of catheter related blood stream infection (CRBSI)...
  4. pmc Determinants of mortality in non-neutropenic ICU patients with candidaemia
    Deborah J E Marriott
    St Vincent s Hospital, Victoria Street, Darlinghurst, NSW 2010, Australia
    Crit Care 13:R115. 2009
    ..Candidaemia in critically-ill intensive care unit (ICU) patients is associated with high crude mortality. Determinants of mortality--particularly those amenable to potential modification--are incompletely defined...
  5. pmc Rationale and design of the HEALTHY-CATH trial: a randomised controlled trial of Heparin versus EthAnol Lock THerapY for the prevention of Catheter Associated infecTion in Haemodialysis patients
    Jennifer K Broom
    Department of Nephrology, University of Queensland at Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Australia
    BMC Nephrol 10:23. 2009
    ..The primary aim of the study is to determine whether weekly instillation of 70% ethanol prevents CRBs compared with standard heparin saline...
  6. doi request reprint Increasing incidence of candidaemia: long-term epidemiological trends, Queensland, Australia, 1999-2008
    E G Playford
    Infection Management Services, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Woolloongabba, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    J Hosp Infect 76:46-51. 2010
    ..The increasing occurrence of candidaemia outside traditional high-risk areas and the emergence of C. parapsilosis present new challenges for preventive and early intervention strategies...
  7. doi request reprint Assessment of clinical risk predictive rules for invasive candidiasis in a prospective multicentre cohort of ICU patients
    Elliott Geoffrey Playford
    Infection Management Services, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Ipswich Road, Woolloongabba, Brisbane, QLD 4102, Australia
    Intensive Care Med 35:2141-5. 2009
    ..To assess the generalisability of published clinical risk predictive models for invasive candidiasis in ICU patients...
  8. doi request reprint Management of invasive candidiasis in the intensive care unit
    E Geoffrey Playford
    Infection Management Services, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Drugs 70:823-39. 2010
    ..New approaches, such as non-culture-based assays and/or clinical risk-predictive models are required to better target prophylactic, pre-emptive and empirical antifungal strategies...
  9. doi request reprint Prophylaxis, empirical and preemptive treatment of invasive candidiasis
    Elliott Geoffrey Playford
    Infection Management Services, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Australia
    Curr Opin Crit Care 16:470-4. 2010
    ..The purpose of this review is to summarize the recent supportive evidence for such strategies and to highlight the current challenges in their implementation...
  10. doi request reprint Antifungals in the ICU
    Elliott Geoffrey Playford
    Infection Management Services, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Australia
    Curr Opin Infect Dis 21:610-9. 2008
    ..The influence that recent epidemiological trends, advances in diagnostic testing, and risk prediction methods exert on the optimization of antifungal therapy for critically ill ICU patients will also be reviewed...
  11. doi request reprint Candidemia in nonneutropenic critically ill patients: risk factors for non-albicans Candida spp
    E Geoffrey Playford
    Princess Alexandra Hospital, Queensland, Australia
    Crit Care Med 36:2034-9. 2008
    ..and with potentially fluconazole-resistant Candida spp. (C. glabrata and C. krusei) among candidemic intensive care unit patients...
  12. ncbi request reprint Optimizing therapy for Candida infections
    Elliott Geoffrey Playford
    Infection Management Services, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Ipswich Road, Woolloongabba, Queensland 4102, Australia
    Semin Respir Crit Care Med 28:678-88. 2007
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  13. ncbi request reprint Carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii in intensive care unit patients: risk factors for acquisition, infection and their consequences
    E G Playford
    Infection Management Services, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Australia
    J Hosp Infect 65:204-11. 2007
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  14. pmc Evaluation of the ICT malaria P.f/P.v and the OptiMal rapid diagnostic tests for malaria in febrile returned travellers
    E Geoffrey Playford
    Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Laboratory Services, Institute of Clinical Pathology and Medical Research, Westmead Hospital, Westmead NSW 2145, Australia
    J Clin Microbiol 40:4166-71. 2002
    ..Despite the high sensitivity of the ICT P.f/P.v assay for P. falciparum malaria, caution is warranted before RDTs are widely adopted for the diagnosis of malaria in nonimmune patients or in countries where malaria is not endemic...
  15. ncbi request reprint Systematic review and meta-analysis of antifungal agents for preventing fungal infections in liver transplant recipients
    E G Playford
    Infection Management Services, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Ipswich Road, Woolloongabba, Brisbane, QLD 4102, Australia
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 25:549-61. 2006
    ..In conclusion, fluconazole prophylaxis significantly reduces invasive fungal infections in liver transplant recipients and should be instituted in patients at increased risk in the early postoperative period...
  16. pmc Simultaneous detection and identification of Candida, Aspergillus, and Cryptococcus species by reverse line blot hybridization
    E Geoffrey Playford
    Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, Institute of Clinical Pathology and Medical Research, Westmead Hospital, New South Wales, Australia
    J Clin Microbiol 44:876-80. 2006
    ..and Aspergillus spp. was 10(0.5) cells/ml and 10(2) conidia/ml, respectively. This assay allows sensitive and specific simultaneous detection and identification of a broad range of fungal pathogens...
  17. ncbi request reprint Antifungal agents for preventing fungal infections in non-neutropenic critically ill and surgical patients: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials
    E Geoffrey Playford
    Infection Management Services, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    J Antimicrob Chemother 57:628-38. 2006
    ..This study aims to systematically identify and summarize the effects of antifungal prophylaxis in non-neutropenic critically ill adult patients on all-cause mortality and the incidence of invasive fungal infections...
  18. doi request reprint Prevention of access-related infection in dialysis
    Katherine A Barraclough
    Department of Nephrology, University of Queensland at Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Australia
    Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther 7:1185-200. 2009
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  19. doi request reprint Hepatitis B virus infection in hemodialysis populations: progress toward prevention
    Katherine A Barraclough
    Department of Nephrology, University of Queensland, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Australia
    Kidney Int 77:177-80. 2010
    ..However, its ability to improve overall seroconversion response remains unproven...
  20. pmc Comparison of whole blood, serum, and plasma for early detection of candidemia by multiplex-tandem PCR
    Anna Lau
    Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, Institute of Clinical Pathology and Medical Research, Sydney West Area Health Service, Westmead, NSW, Australia
    J Clin Microbiol 48:811-6. 2010
    ..The results demonstrate the good potential of MT-PCR to detect candidemia, to provide Candida species identification prior to blood culture positivity, and to provide improved sensitivity when applied to with serum and plasma specimens...
  21. ncbi request reprint Intradermal recombinant hepatitis B vaccine for healthcare workers who fail to respond to intramuscular vaccine
    E Geoffrey Playford
    Infection Management Services, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 23:87-90. 2002
    ..To study the humoral immune responses, safety, and tolerability of intradermal recombinant hepatitis B vaccination in healthcare workers (HCWs) nonresponsive to previous repeated intramuscular vaccination...
  22. pmc Active surveillance for candidemia, Australia
    Sharon Chen
    Westmead Hospital, Westmead, New South Wales, Australia
    Emerg Infect Dis 12:1508-16. 2006
    ..Adult critical care stay, sepsis syndrome, and corticosteroid therapy were associated with the greatest risk for death. Systematic epidemiologic studies that use standardized definitions for IHCA, OHCA, and CA candidemia are indicated...
  23. ncbi request reprint Disseminated pyogenic Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection in a renal transplant recipient, detected by broad-range polymerase chain reaction
    Matthew V N O'Sullivan
    Infection Management Services, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Australia
    Clin Infect Dis 39:e98-9. 2004
    ..pneumoniae infection that was detected by broad-range polymerase chain reaction and that manifested by prosthetic arterial graft infection, psoas abscess, and septic arthritis...
  24. ncbi request reprint Laboratory diagnosis of influenza virus infection
    E Geoffrey Playford
    Centre for Infectious Disease and Microbiology Laboratory Services, Institute of Clinical Pathology and Medical Research, Westmead Hospital, NSW, Australia
    Pathology 34:115-25. 2002