M Whitby

Summary

Country: Australia

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The comparative efficacy of intravenous cefotaxime and trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole in preventing infection after neurosurgery: a prospective, randomized study. Brisbane Neurosurgical Infection Group
    M Whitby
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Australia
    Br J Neurosurg 14:13-8. 2000
  2. ncbi request reprint Methodological difficulties in hand hygiene research
    M Whitby
    J Hosp Infect 67:194-5. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint Post-discharge surgical site surveillance: does patient education improve reliability of diagnosis?
    M Whitby
    Centre for Healthcare Related Infection Surveillance and Prevention CHRISP, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, QLD, 4102, Australia
    J Hosp Infect 66:237-42. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Risk stratification for surgical site infections in Australia: evaluation of the US National Nosocomial Infection Surveillance risk index
    A C A Clements
    Division of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4006, Australia
    J Hosp Infect 66:148-55. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Behavioural considerations for hand hygiene practices: the basic building blocks
    M Whitby
    Centre for Healthcare Related Infection Surveillance and Prevention, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Australia
    J Hosp Infect 65:1-8. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Handwashing in healthcare workers: accessibility of sink location does not improve compliance
    M Whitby
    Centre for Healthcare Related Infection Surveillance and Prevention, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Ipswich Road, Brisbane 4102, Australia
    J Hosp Infect 58:247-53. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint An investigation of contact transmission of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
    E S McBryde
    Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Qld 4001, Australia
    J Hosp Infect 58:104-8. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint A comparison of competing methods for the detection of surgical-site infections in patients undergoing total arthroplasty of the knee, partial and total arthroplasty of hip and femoral or similar vascular bypass
    M Curtis
    Centre for Healthcare Related Infection Surveillance and Prevention, Queensland Health, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Level 1, Building 17, Ipswich Road, Woolloongabba, QLD 4102, Australia
    J Hosp Infect 57:189-93. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint Post-discharge surveillance: can patients reliably diagnose surgical wound infections?
    M Whitby
    Infection Management Services, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Australia
    J Hosp Infect 52:155-60. 2002
  10. doi request reprint Who bears the cost of healthcare-acquired surgical site infection?
    N Graves
    Centre for Healthcare Related Infection Surveillance and Prevention, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Australia
    J Hosp Infect 69:274-82. 2008

Detail Information

Publications15

  1. ncbi request reprint The comparative efficacy of intravenous cefotaxime and trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole in preventing infection after neurosurgery: a prospective, randomized study. Brisbane Neurosurgical Infection Group
    M Whitby
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Australia
    Br J Neurosurg 14:13-8. 2000
    ..3%). We concluded cefotaxime and trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole administered as single dose prior to neurosurgery are equally effective in controlling neurosurgical infection and postoperative infection at remote sites...
  2. ncbi request reprint Methodological difficulties in hand hygiene research
    M Whitby
    J Hosp Infect 67:194-5. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint Post-discharge surgical site surveillance: does patient education improve reliability of diagnosis?
    M Whitby
    Centre for Healthcare Related Infection Surveillance and Prevention CHRISP, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, QLD, 4102, Australia
    J Hosp Infect 66:237-42. 2007
    ..This outcome further questions the value of post-discharge infection rates obtained by patient self-assessment as a measure of quality of performance...
  4. ncbi request reprint Risk stratification for surgical site infections in Australia: evaluation of the US National Nosocomial Infection Surveillance risk index
    A C A Clements
    Division of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4006, Australia
    J Hosp Infect 66:148-55. 2007
    ..The discriminatory ability of the NNIS RI was insufficient for its use as an accurate risk stratification tool for SSI surveillance in Australia and its sensitivity was too low for it to be appropriately used as a prognostic indicator...
  5. ncbi request reprint Behavioural considerations for hand hygiene practices: the basic building blocks
    M Whitby
    Centre for Healthcare Related Infection Surveillance and Prevention, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Australia
    J Hosp Infect 65:1-8. 2007
    ..A reflection on challenges to be met and areas for future research are also proposed...
  6. ncbi request reprint Handwashing in healthcare workers: accessibility of sink location does not improve compliance
    M Whitby
    Centre for Healthcare Related Infection Surveillance and Prevention, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Ipswich Road, Brisbane 4102, Australia
    J Hosp Infect 58:247-53. 2004
    ..Glove use was shown to diminish compliance with handwashing protocols by as much as 25%. Improved accessibility to sinks does not lead to an improvement in healthcare workers' handwashing compliance...
  7. ncbi request reprint An investigation of contact transmission of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
    E S McBryde
    Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Qld 4001, Australia
    J Hosp Infect 58:104-8. 2004
    ..Non-contact staff (cleaners, food services) had the shortest handwashing times. In this study, glove use compliance rates were 75% or above in all healthcare worker groups except doctors whose compliance was only 27%...
  8. ncbi request reprint A comparison of competing methods for the detection of surgical-site infections in patients undergoing total arthroplasty of the knee, partial and total arthroplasty of hip and femoral or similar vascular bypass
    M Curtis
    Centre for Healthcare Related Infection Surveillance and Prevention, Queensland Health, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Level 1, Building 17, Ipswich Road, Woolloongabba, QLD 4102, Australia
    J Hosp Infect 57:189-93. 2004
    ..9%. Based on these results we do not support retrospective review of ICD-10-AM codes in preference prospective surveillance for SSI...
  9. ncbi request reprint Post-discharge surveillance: can patients reliably diagnose surgical wound infections?
    M Whitby
    Infection Management Services, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Australia
    J Hosp Infect 52:155-60. 2002
    ..76). This latter measure, particularly when confirmed by the GP in those patients reporting an infection, appears to provide the most valid and resource efficient marker of post-discharge surgical wound infection...
  10. doi request reprint Who bears the cost of healthcare-acquired surgical site infection?
    N Graves
    Centre for Healthcare Related Infection Surveillance and Prevention, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Australia
    J Hosp Infect 69:274-82. 2008
    ..These results can be used to inform subsequent cost-effectiveness analyses that evaluate the efficiency of programmes to reduce the risks of HA-SSI...
  11. ncbi request reprint Histoplasmosis in Australia: a report of a case with a review of the literature
    M V N O'Sullivan
    Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland
    Aust Dent J 49:94-7. 2004
    ..Histoplasmosis may present to general dental practitioners as chronic mucosal ulceration and should be considered in the differential diagnosis of such lesions. Diagnosis is best made by culture and histology of biopsy specimens...
  12. ncbi request reprint Radiation doses to the legs of radiologists performing interventional procedures: are they a cause for concern?
    M Whitby
    Department of Clinical Physics and Bioengineering, Health Physics Division, Lower Ground Floor, Divisional Offices West, Western Infirmary, Glasgow G11 6NT, UK
    Br J Radiol 76:321-7. 2003
    ..The inclusion of a lead screen to protect the legs is an effective method of dose reduction when performing interventional procedures...
  13. ncbi request reprint Trends in mortality rates for infectious and parasitic diseases in Australia: 1907-1997
    P Bi
    Department of Public Health, University of Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
    Intern Med J 33:152-62. 2003
    ..To characterize long-term mortality trends for infectious and parasitic diseases in Australia during the twentieth century, explore influencing factors and provide suggestions to health policy-makers...
  14. ncbi request reprint Hypercalcaemia and elevated 1,25(OH)(2)D(3) levels associated with disseminated Mycobacterium avium infection in AIDS
    E G Playford
    Infection Management Services, Southern Queensland, Australia
    J Infect 42:157-8. 2001
    ..The biochemical and clinical similarities between these cases and other hypercalcaemic granulomatous diseases suggest a common mechanism related to macrophage activation and dysregulated vitamin D production...
  15. ncbi request reprint Hand hygiene: the behaviour is the solution
    M Whitby
    J Hosp Infect 67:291. 2007