David W Smith
Affiliation: Western Australia
- The molecular epidemiology of ocular Chlamydia trachomatis infections in Western Australia: implications for trachoma controlMichelle Porter
Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, PathWest Laboratory Medicine WA, Nedlands, Western Australia, Australia
Am J Trop Med Hyg 78:514-7. 2008..Genital serovars were occasional causes of eye diseases in infants, adolescents, and adults in trachoma-endemic areas. These serovars should be considered in the differential diagnosis of acute follicular conjunctivitis in these groups...
- Human papillomavirus prevalence among indigenous and non-indigenous Australian women prior to a national HPV vaccination programSuzanne M Garland
Regional World Health Organisation Human Papillomavirus Laboratory Network, Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, The Royal Women s Hospital, Locked Bag 300, Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia
BMC Med 9:104. 2011..Prior to introduction of a national human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination program, we determined HPV genotype prevalence by Indigenous status and residence in remote areas...
- The viruses of Australia and the risk to touristsDavid W Smith
PathWest Laboratory Medicine WA, Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre, Nedlands, Western Australia 6909, Australia
Travel Med Infect Dis 9:113-25. 2011..However, it is important to remember that most tourists pass through other countries in the Asia/Pacific region on their way to and from Australia and may therefore have acquired infections prior to or after leaving Australia...
- Guidelines for the use and interpretation of nucleic acid detection tests for Neisseria gonorrhoeae in Australia: a position paper on behalf of the Public Health Laboratory NetworkDavid W Smith
Clinical Director, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, PathWest Laboratory Medicine WA, Nedlands, Western Australia
Commun Dis Intell Q Rep 29:358-65. 2005..Recommendation 11: Public health practitioners need to define the relevant populations that need to be targeted and identify any that require enhanced surveillance...
- Community-acquired pneumonia due to pandemic A(H1N1)2009 influenzavirus and methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus co-infectionRonan J Murray
Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, PathWest Laboratory Medicine WA, Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
PLoS ONE 5:e8705. 2010....
- Oseltamivir-resistant pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza in a severely ill patient: the first Australian caseDavid J Speers
Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, PathWest Laboratory Medicine WA, Perth, WA
Med J Aust 192:166-8. 2010..He subsequently died of non-respiratory complications. This is the first case of oseltamivir-resistant pandemic (H1N1) 2009 in Australia and the first report of resistance in a solid organ transplant recipient...
- The detection of oseltamivir-resistant pandemic influenza A/H1N1 2009 viruses using a real-time RT-PCR assayGlenys R Chidlow
Department of Microbiology, PathWest Laboratory Medicine WA, Nedlands, Australia
J Virol Methods 169:47-51. 2010..The sensitive rRT-PCR assays may be performed directly on patient specimens, can detect resistant virus at low levels, and therefore may provide early warning of developing resistance within individual patients or the wider population...
- Can HPV DNA testing on FNA material determine anogenital origin in metastatic squamous cell carcinoma?Diana Starac
Division of Tissue Pathology, The Western Australian Centre for Pathology and Medical Research PathCentre, Nedlands, Western Australia
Pathology 37:197-203. 2005..The aim of this study was to examine whether the finding of HR HPV DNA in a fine needle aspiration (FNA) of metastatic SCC could be used to determine a likely anogenital origin...
- Multiplex nested PCR (MNP) assay for the detection of 15 high risk genotypes of human papillomavirusBrian Brestovac
Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, The Western Australian Centre for Pathology and Medical Research, PathCentre, Locked Bag 2009, Nedlands, WA 6009, Australia
J Clin Virol 33:116-22. 2005..There is still uncertainty regarding rare HPV genotypes, however the types considered high risk in this study are: HPV-16, 18, 31, 33, 35, 39, 45, 51, 52, 56, 58, 59, 66, 68 and 70...
- Human papillomavirus genotypes and their association with cervical neoplasia in a cohort of Western Australian womenBrian Brestovac
The Western Australian Centre for Pathology and Medical Research, Western Australia, Australia
J Med Virol 76:106-10. 2005..Two high-risk HPV genotypes that are associated with the Asian region (HPV-52 and HPV-58) were found in Western Australian women suggesting a possible epidemiological link between women in these countries...
- Incidence of pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza infection in children and pregnant women during the 2009 influenza season in Western Australia - a seroprevalence studyGary K Dowse
Communicable Disease Control Directorate, WA Health, Perth, WA, Australia
Med J Aust 194:68-72. 2011..To determine antibody levels and estimate incidence of infection with pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza in children and pregnant women during the 2009 winter in Western Australia...
- Duplex real-time reverse transcriptase PCR assays for rapid detection and identification of pandemic (H1N1) 2009 and seasonal influenza A/H1, A/H3, and B virusesGlenys Chidlow
Department of Microbiology, PathWest Laboratory Medicine WA, QEII Medical Centre, Nedlands, Western Australia, Australia
J Clin Microbiol 48:862-6. 2010..9% for seasonal A/H1, and 96.3% and 99.6% for A/H3. Automated sample extraction facilitated the rapid processing of samples so that the assays allowed accurate, rapid, and cost-effective screening of large numbers of clinical samples...
- Epizootic activity of Murray Valley encephalitis and Kunjin viruses in an aboriginal community in the southeast Kimberley region of Western Australia: results of mosquito fauna and virus isolation studiesAnnette K Broom
Arbovirus Surveillance and Research Laboratory, Department of Microbiology, The University of Western Australia, Nedlands, Western Australia
Am J Trop Med Hyg 69:277-83. 2003..Activity of MVE virus could only be partially correlated with wet season rainfall and flooding, suggesting that a number of other factors must also be considered to accurately predict MVE virus activity at such communities...
- A prospective study of infection and cardiovascular diseases: the Busselton Health StudyKatie A Coles
Department of Microbiology, The University of Western Australia, Nedlands, Australia
Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 10:278-82. 2003..The aim was to determine the association of antibodies to implicated infectious agents with coronary heart disease (CHD) and stroke in a population-based prospective study...
- Investigation of the southern limits of Murray Valley encephalitis activity in Western Australia during the 2000 wet seasonAnnette K Broom
Arbovirus Surveillance and Research Laboratory, Department of Microbiology, University of Western Australia, Nedlands, Western Australia, Australia
Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 2:87-95. 2002..The results have implications for managing outbreaks of MVE virus in Western Australia and have enabled us to locate additional sentinel flocks as part of the MVE surveillance program for future years...
- Exploring 'best practice' for nucleic acid detection of Neisseria gonorrhoeaeDavid M Whiley
Queensland Paediatric Infectious Diseases Laboratory, Sir Albert Sakzewski Virus Research Centre, Royal Children s Hospital and Health Service District, Brisbane, QLD 4029, Australia
Sex Health 5:17-23. 2008..Further, we highlight the need to maintain culture-based testing for certain specimen sites as well as for antimicrobial resistance surveillance...
- Azithromycin treatment failure in community-acquired pneumonia caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae resistant to macrolides by a 23S rRNA mutationMichael B Kays
Department of Pharmacy Practice, Purdue University School of Pharmacy and Pharmacal Sciences, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 43:163-5. 2002..DNA sequencing revealed an A2059G mutation in domain V of the 23S rRNA. To our knowledge, this is the first clinical report of an azithromycin failure in the treatment of S. pneumoniae resistant to macrolides by this mechanism...
- Genetic and phenotypic differences between isolates of Murray Valley encephalitis virus in Western Australia, 1972-2003Cheryl A Johansen
Discipline of Microbiology and Immunology, School of Biomedical, Biomolecular and Chemical Sciences, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, WA, Australia, 6009
Virus Genes 35:147-54. 2007..This suggests that the OR156 lineage is still intermittently active but may be restricted to a small geographic area in northern WA, possibly due to altered biological characteristics...
- Screening and breast cancerDavid W Smith
N Engl J Med 354:767-9; author reply 767-9. 2006
- West Nile virus: is there a message for Australia?John S Mackenzie
Med J Aust 178:5-6. 2003
- Sentinel Chicken Surveillance Programme in Australia, 1 July 2001 to 30 June 2002Annette K Broom
Department of Microbiology, The University of Western Australia, Nedlands
Commun Dis Intell 26:428-9. 2002..Two cases of Murray Valley encephalitis were reported from the north of Western Australia during the 2001/2002 wet season...
- Laboratory diagnosis of human seasonal and pandemic influenza virus infectionDominic E Dwyer
Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Laboratory Services, Institute of Clinical Pathology and Medical Research, Westmead Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Med J Aust 185:S48-53. 2006..Monitoring for antiviral resistance will be needed with widespread use of neuraminidase inhibitors for treatment and prophylaxis during a pandemic...