Christopher C Blyth

Summary

Affiliation: University of Western Australia
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The impact of pandemic A(H1N1)pdm09 influenza and vaccine-associated adverse events on parental attitudes and influenza vaccine uptake in young children
    Christopher C Blyth
    School of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Western Australia, Subiaco, WA, Australia Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, Subiaco, WA, Australia Wesfarmers Centre for Vaccines and Infectious Diseases, Telethon Kids Institute, Subiaco, WA, Australia PathWest Laboratory Medicine WA, Nedlands, WA, Australia Electronic address
    Vaccine 32:4075-81. 2014
  2. 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
  3. doi request reprint Chemoprophylaxis of neonatal fungal infections in very low birthweight infants: efficacy and safety of fluconazole and nystatin
    Christopher C Blyth
    School of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Western Australia, Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, Subiaco, Western Australia, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 48:846-51. 2012
  4. 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
  5. doi request reprint Clinical associations and prevalence of Scedosporium spp. in Australian cystic fibrosis patients: identification of novel risk factors?
    Christopher C Blyth
    Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, Westmead Hospital, Westmead, NSW, Australia
    Med Mycol 48:S37-44. 2010
  6. pmc Fatal mycotic aneurysms due to Scedosporium and Pseudallescheria infection
    Adrian Ong
    Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, Westmead Hospital, Westmead, New South Wales, Australia
    J Clin Microbiol 49:2067-71. 2011
  7. 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
  8. pmc Influenza outbreaks during World Youth Day 2008 mass gathering
    Christopher C Blyth
    Westmead Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Emerg Infect Dis 16:809-15. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint Antifungal therapy in infants and children with proven, probable or suspected invasive fungal infections
    Christopher C Blyth
    Centre for Infectious Disease and Microbiology, ICPMR, Westmead Hospital, Darcy Road, Westmead, New South Wales, Australia, 2145
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2:CD006343. 2010
  10. 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

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  1. ncbi request reprint The impact of pandemic A(H1N1)pdm09 influenza and vaccine-associated adverse events on parental attitudes and influenza vaccine uptake in young children
    Christopher C Blyth
    School of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Western Australia, Subiaco, WA, Australia Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, Subiaco, WA, Australia Wesfarmers Centre for Vaccines and Infectious Diseases, Telethon Kids Institute, Subiaco, WA, Australia PathWest Laboratory Medicine WA, Nedlands, WA, Australia Electronic address
    Vaccine 32:4075-81. 2014
    ..Uptake of TIV in children <5 years in Western Australia (WA) decreased in 2010 and has remained low. The impact of pandemic A(H1N1)pdm09 and adverse-events on parental attitudes towards vaccination is uncertain...
  2. 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)...
  3. doi request reprint Chemoprophylaxis of neonatal fungal infections in very low birthweight infants: efficacy and safety of fluconazole and nystatin
    Christopher C Blyth
    School of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Western Australia, Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, Subiaco, Western Australia, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 48:846-51. 2012
    ..To review the use of antifungal chemoprophylaxis to prevent neonatal invasive fungal infections (IFI) in very low birthweight infants (VLBW <1500 g)...
  4. 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...
  5. doi request reprint Clinical associations and prevalence of Scedosporium spp. in Australian cystic fibrosis patients: identification of novel risk factors?
    Christopher C Blyth
    Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, Westmead Hospital, Westmead, NSW, Australia
    Med Mycol 48:S37-44. 2010
    ..Studies are required to confirm independent risk factors for Scedosporium colonization and to determine its impact on lung disease...
  6. pmc Fatal mycotic aneurysms due to Scedosporium and Pseudallescheria infection
    Adrian Ong
    Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, Westmead Hospital, Westmead, New South Wales, Australia
    J Clin Microbiol 49:2067-71. 2011
    ..The thoracoabdominal aorta was affected in one patient, and cerebral vessels were affected in the other. Despite voriconazole therapy and surgical resection, the patients died. Previously reported cases are reviewed...
  7. 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...
  8. pmc Influenza outbreaks during World Youth Day 2008 mass gathering
    Christopher C Blyth
    Westmead Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Emerg Infect Dis 16:809-15. 2010
    ..Greater flexibility by public health authorities and hospitals is required to appropriately manage and contain these outbreaks...
  9. ncbi request reprint Antifungal therapy in infants and children with proven, probable or suspected invasive fungal infections
    Christopher C Blyth
    Centre for Infectious Disease and Microbiology, ICPMR, Westmead Hospital, Darcy Road, Westmead, New South Wales, Australia, 2145
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2:CD006343. 2010
    ..Further comparative paediatric antifungal drug trials and epidemiological and pharmacological studies are required highlighting the differences between neonates, children and adults with invasive fungal infections...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. doi request reprint Pneumonia and lung infections due to emerging and unusual fungal pathogens
    Sharon C A Chen
    Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, Westmead Hospital, Westmead, Australia
    Semin Respir Crit Care Med 32:703-16. 2011
    ..Surgical resection of diseased tissue and support of the host immune system are often required to optimize outcomes...
  13. doi request reprint Not just little adults: candidemia epidemiology, molecular characterization, and antifungal susceptibility in neonatal and pediatric patients
    Christopher C Blyth
    Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, Westmead Hospital, Hawkesbury Road, Westmend, New South Wales 2145, Australia
    Pediatrics 123:1360-8. 2009
    ..The purpose of this work was to identify differences in incidence, risk factors, microbiology, treatment, and clinical outcome of candidemia in neonates, children, and adults that might impact on management...
  14. pmc Modelling the seasonal epidemics of respiratory syncytial virus in young children
    Hannah C Moore
    Telethon Kids Institute, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
    PLoS ONE 9:e100422. 2014
    ..Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a major cause of paediatric morbidity. Mathematical models can be used to characterise annual RSV seasonal epidemics and are a valuable tool to assess the impact of future vaccines...
  15. pmc Influenza outbreak during Sydney World Youth Day 2008: the utility of laboratory testing and case definitions on mass gathering outbreak containment
    Sebastiaan J van Hal
    Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, Institute of Clinical Pathology and Medical Research, Westmead Hospital, Westmead, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    PLoS ONE 4:e6620. 2009
    ..However, the utility of these clinical case definitions and laboratory testing in mass gathering outbreaks remains unknown...
  16. pmc Clinical and radiological predictors of outcome for Murray Valley encephalitis
    David J Speers
    Department of Microbiology, PathWest Laboratory Medicine WA, Nedlands, Western Australia, Australia
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 88:481-9. 2013
    ..MRI scans repeated months after acute illness showed destruction of the thalamus and basal ganglia, cortex, or cerebellum. These findings may help clinicians predict the neurological outcome when evaluating patients with MVE...
  17. doi request reprint Use of data linkage to investigate the aetiology of acute lower respiratory infection hospitalisations in children
    Hannah C Moore
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, Schools of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 48:520-8. 2012
    ..To document the aetiology of acute lower respiratory infection (ALRI) hospitalisations in Western Australian children by linking population-based laboratory data with hospital morbidity data...
  18. ncbi request reprint Bacillus cereus bacteremia and multiple brain abscesses during acute lymphoblastic leukemia induction therapy
    Jordan R Hansford
    Department of Hematology and Oncology, Princess Margaret Hospital for Children School of Pediatrics and Child Health University of Western Australia PathWest Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Princess Margaret Hospital Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, Perth, WA, Australia
    J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 36:e197-201. 2014
    ..Therefore, early consideration for neuroimaging should be given for any neutropenic cancer patient identified with B. cereus bacteremia, in particular those with acute leukemia during induction therapy. ..
  19. ncbi request reprint Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in Western Australia, 1998-2012
    Joshua R Francis
    Western Australia Tuberculosis Control Program, Perth, WA, Australia
    Med J Aust 200:328-32. 2014
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  20. doi request reprint Point of care testing: diagnosis outside the virology laboratory
    Christopher C Blyth
    Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Laboratory Services, Westmead Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Methods Mol Biol 665:415-33. 2011
    ..The sensitivity, specificity, and turn-around time of available POCTs are included for common conditions including respiratory viral infections (e.g. influenza, RSV) and blood-borne viral infections (e.g. HIV)...