S Garland

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Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Coagulase-negative staphylococci in very-low-birth-weight infants: inability of genetic markers to distinguish invasive strains from blood culture contaminants
    R Bradford
    School of Applied Sciences, RMIT University, Plenty Road, Bundoora, P O Box 71, Victoria, 3083, Australia
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 25:283-90. 2006
  2. pmc Differing Neisseria gonorrhoeae bacterial loads in the pharynx and rectum in men who have sex with men: implications for gonococcal detection, transmission, and control
    M Bissessor
    Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, 580 Swanston Street, Carlton, Victoria, Australia 3053
    J Clin Microbiol 49:4304-6. 2011
  3. doi request reprint Potential of the quadrivalent human papillomavirus vaccine in the prevention and treatment of cervical cancer
    Suzanne M Garland
    Director of Microbiological Research, Professor, Head of Clinical Microbiology, Senior Consultant Microbiology, Royal Women s Hospital, Royal Children s Hospital, Infectious Diseases, Locked Bag 300, Parkville 3052, Australia 61 383 453 670 61 393 478 235
    Expert Opin Biol Ther 14:527-34. 2014
  4. ncbi request reprint The Australian experience with the human papillomavirus vaccine
    Suzanne M Garland
    Royal Women s Hospital Royal Children s Hospital Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia Electronic address
    Clin Ther 36:17-23. 2014
  5. doi request reprint Probiotic effects on late-onset sepsis in very preterm infants: a randomized controlled trial
    Susan E Jacobs
    Women s Centre for Infectious Diseases, Bio 21 Institute, 30 Flemington Rd, Parkville 3052, Victoria, Australia
    Pediatrics 132:1055-62. 2013
  6. pmc Rapid assay to assess colonization patterns following in-vivo probiotic ingestion
    Jacinta M Tobin
    Northwest Academic Centre University of Melbourne, Sunshine Hospital, St Albans, VIC 3021, Australia
    BMC Res Notes 6:252. 2013
  7. pmc The association of HPV-16 seropositivity and natural immunity to reinfection: insights from compartmental models
    Igor A Korostil
    The Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
    BMC Infect Dis 13:83. 2013
  8. pmc The prevalence of anal human papillomavirus among young HIV negative men who have sex with men
    Huachun Zou
    School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    BMC Infect Dis 12:341. 2012
  9. pmc Investigating a cluster of vulvar cancer in young women: a cross-sectional study of genital human papillomavirus prevalence
    Alice R Rumbold
    Discipline of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia
    BMC Infect Dis 12:243. 2012
  10. pmc Measuring effectiveness of the cervical cancer vaccine in an Australian setting (the VACCINE study)
    Elisa J Young
    Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Royal Women s Hospital, Parkville, Melbourne, VIC 3052, Australia
    BMC Cancer 13:296. 2013

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Publications71

  1. ncbi request reprint Coagulase-negative staphylococci in very-low-birth-weight infants: inability of genetic markers to distinguish invasive strains from blood culture contaminants
    R Bradford
    School of Applied Sciences, RMIT University, Plenty Road, Bundoora, P O Box 71, Victoria, 3083, Australia
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 25:283-90. 2006
    ....
  2. pmc Differing Neisseria gonorrhoeae bacterial loads in the pharynx and rectum in men who have sex with men: implications for gonococcal detection, transmission, and control
    M Bissessor
    Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, 580 Swanston Street, Carlton, Victoria, Australia 3053
    J Clin Microbiol 49:4304-6. 2011
    ..001). Bacterial loads among men with symptomatic proctitis were strikingly high (median, 278,000 copies/swab)...
  3. doi request reprint Potential of the quadrivalent human papillomavirus vaccine in the prevention and treatment of cervical cancer
    Suzanne M Garland
    Director of Microbiological Research, Professor, Head of Clinical Microbiology, Senior Consultant Microbiology, Royal Women s Hospital, Royal Children s Hospital, Infectious Diseases, Locked Bag 300, Parkville 3052, Australia 61 383 453 670 61 393 478 235
    Expert Opin Biol Ther 14:527-34. 2014
    ..The quadrivalent vaccine containing VLPs 6, 11 (cause > 90% of genital warts), 16, 18, (causing 70% of cervical cancers) has shown in Phase III trials excellent safety, high efficacy and immunogenicity...
  4. ncbi request reprint The Australian experience with the human papillomavirus vaccine
    Suzanne M Garland
    Royal Women s Hospital Royal Children s Hospital Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia Electronic address
    Clin Ther 36:17-23. 2014
    ..The goal of this study was to review the current human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine program and its outcomes to date in Australia...
  5. doi request reprint Probiotic effects on late-onset sepsis in very preterm infants: a randomized controlled trial
    Susan E Jacobs
    Women s Centre for Infectious Diseases, Bio 21 Institute, 30 Flemington Rd, Parkville 3052, Victoria, Australia
    Pediatrics 132:1055-62. 2013
    ..This study aimed to determine the effect of administering a specific combination of probiotics to very preterm infants on culture-proven late-onset sepsis...
  6. pmc Rapid assay to assess colonization patterns following in-vivo probiotic ingestion
    Jacinta M Tobin
    Northwest Academic Centre University of Melbourne, Sunshine Hospital, St Albans, VIC 3021, Australia
    BMC Res Notes 6:252. 2013
    ..In this study, rapid qPCR assays for detection of presence of probiotic species in the intestine by faecal sampling is described in both preterm infant and adult participants...
  7. pmc The association of HPV-16 seropositivity and natural immunity to reinfection: insights from compartmental models
    Igor A Korostil
    The Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
    BMC Infect Dis 13:83. 2013
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  8. pmc The prevalence of anal human papillomavirus among young HIV negative men who have sex with men
    Huachun Zou
    School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    BMC Infect Dis 12:341. 2012
    ..Available data, albeit limited, suggest many young MSM may not already be HPV infected. Further studies using representative sampling focused on teenage MSM are required to confirm this...
  9. pmc Investigating a cluster of vulvar cancer in young women: a cross-sectional study of genital human papillomavirus prevalence
    Alice R Rumbold
    Discipline of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia
    BMC Infect Dis 12:243. 2012
    ....
  10. pmc Measuring effectiveness of the cervical cancer vaccine in an Australian setting (the VACCINE study)
    Elisa J Young
    Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Royal Women s Hospital, Parkville, Melbourne, VIC 3052, Australia
    BMC Cancer 13:296. 2013
    ..In sub study B, the distribution of human papillomavirus genotypes detected in high grade cervical intraepithelial neoplastic lesions from vaccine eligible women is being assessed...
  11. doi request reprint Knowledge of human papillomavirus and cervical cancer among young women recruited using a social networking site
    Bharathy Gunasekaran
    Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, The Royal Women s Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    Sex Transm Infect 89:327-9. 2013
    ..The objectives of this study were to assess knowledge of cervical cancer and HPV among young women and investigate predictors of high knowledge...
  12. doi request reprint Cervical cancer burden and prevention strategies: Asia Oceania perspective
    Suzanne M Garland
    Regional World Health Organization Human Papillomavirus Laboratory Network, Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, The Royal Women s Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 21:1414-22. 2012
    ..One of the biggest impediments is the cost of vaccines that are affordable to resource-poor countries. Other challenges include, infrastructure for delivery of vaccines, plus general acceptance of vaccination by the community...
  13. pmc Maximising retention in a longitudinal study of genital Chlamydia trachomatis among young women in Australia
    Jennifer Walker
    Centre for Women s Health, Gender and Society, School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia
    BMC Public Health 11:156. 2011
    ..The aims of this paper are to describe the methods used to recruit and retain young women in a longitudinal study and to explore factors associated with loss to follow up...
  14. pmc Assessing knowledge of human papillomavirus and collecting data on sexual behavior: computer assisted telephone versus face to face interviews
    Anthony Smith
    Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University, Melbourne, 3000, Australia
    BMC Public Health 9:429. 2009
    ..It is currently unknown how these survey modes differ, and in particular whether they attract similar demographics and therefore lead to similar overall findings...
  15. pmc The role of micro-organisms (Staphylococcus aureus and Candida albicans) in the pathogenesis of breast pain and infection in lactating women: study protocol
    Lisa H Amir
    Mother and Child Health Research, La Trobe University, Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 11:54. 2011
    ..The CASTLE study will also investigate the impact of physical health problems and breastfeeding problems on maternal psychological health in the early postpartum period...
  16. pmc 'The difference in determinants of Chlamydia trachomatis and Mycoplasma genitalium in a sample of young Australian women'
    Jennifer Walker
    Centre for Women s Health, Gender and Society, School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia
    BMC Infect Dis 11:35. 2011
    ..Differences in the determinants of Chlamydia trachomatis ('chlamydia') and Mycoplasma genitalium (MG) genital infection in women are not well understood...
  17. doi request reprint The need for public education on HPV and cervical cancer prevention in Asia. Opinions of experts at the AOGIN conference
    S Garland
    Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, The Royal Women s Hospital, 132 Grattan Street, Carlton, Victoria 3053, Australia
    Vaccine 26:5435-40. 2008
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  18. doi request reprint Natural history of genital warts: analysis of the placebo arm of 2 randomized phase III trials of a quadrivalent human papillomavirus (types 6, 11, 16, and 18) vaccine
    Suzanne M Garland
    Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Department, Royal Women s Hospital, 132 Grattan Street, Carlton, Victoria 3053, Australia
    J Infect Dis 199:805-14. 2009
    ..The placebo arm of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine trials helps define the natural history of genital warts (GW)...
  19. ncbi request reprint Can cervical cancer be eradicated by prophylactic HPV vaccination? Challenges to vaccine implementation
    Suzanne M Garland
    Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, The Royal Women s Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Indian J Med Res 130:311-21. 2009
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  20. doi request reprint Prevention strategies against human papillomavirus in males
    Suzanne M Garland
    Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, The Royal Women s Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    Gynecol Oncol 117:S20-5. 2010
    ..Such analyses will be crucial for the design, acceptance, and implementation of these vaccination programs into clinical practice globally...
  21. doi request reprint Human papillomavirus vaccines: current status and future prospects
    Suzanne M Garland
    Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Royal Women s Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Drugs 70:1079-98. 2010
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  22. doi request reprint Antimicrobial resistance in group B streptococcus: the Australian experience
    Suzanne M Garland
    Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Royal Women s Hospital, Parkville 3052, Melbourne, Australia
    J Med Microbiol 60:230-5. 2011
    ..It would, nevertheless, be appropriate for laboratories screening for GBS in obstetric patients to consider macrolide sensitivity testing, particularly for those with ╬▓-lactam allergy, to ensure appropriate chemoprophylaxis...
  23. pmc The ProPrems trial: investigating the effects of probiotics on late onset sepsis in very preterm infants
    Suzanne M Garland
    Women s Centre for Infectious Diseases, Bio 21 Institute, 30 Flemington Road, Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia
    BMC Infect Dis 11:210. 2011
    ..Allergic diseases are increasing in incidence in "westernised" countries. There is evidence that probiotics may reduce the incidence of these diseases by altering the intestinal microbiota to influence immune function...
  24. pmc Human papillomavirus prevalence among indigenous and non-indigenous Australian women prior to a national HPV vaccination program
    Suzanne 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...
  25. doi request reprint Adolescent and young adult HPV vaccination in Australia: achievements and challenges
    Suzanne M Garland
    Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, The Royal Women s Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    Prev Med 53:S29-35. 2011
    ..Challenges for the future include how we can sustain and improve HPV vaccination coverage in young Australian women, while maintaining cervical cancer screening participation and reviewing cervical cancer screening methods...
  26. ncbi request reprint Re-infection of Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Chlamydia trachomatis infections among men who have sex with men
    N A Lister
    Department of Public Health, The University of Melbourne, and Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Royal Women s Hospital, Australia
    Int J STD AIDS 17:415-7. 2006
    ..Of the 21 infections identified, five cases were symptomatic. The incidence of rectal infections among MSM is high and prior RNg or RCt should be included as a risk factor for frequent screening...
  27. doi request reprint The psychosocial burden of human papillomavirus related disease and screening interventions
    M Pirotta
    University of Melbourne, Primary Care Research Unit, Department of General Practice, Victoria, Australia
    Sex Transm Infect 85:508-13. 2009
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  28. doi request reprint Screening pregnant women for chlamydia: what are the predictors of infection?
    M Y Chen
    School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    Sex Transm Infect 85:31-5. 2009
    ..To determine the risk factors associated with chlamydial infection in pregnancy and the sensitivity and specificity of these when used for selective screening...
  29. ncbi request reprint Diagnosis of sexually transmitted infections (STI) using self-collected non-invasive specimens
    Suzanne M Garland
    Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, The Royal Women s Hospital of Women s and Children s Health, 132 Grattan Street, Carlton, VIC 3053, Australia
    Sex Health 1:121-6. 2004
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  30. pmc Symptoms of non-gonococcal urethritis in heterosexual men: a case control study
    P Iser
    Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, 580 Swanston Street, Carlton, Victoria 3053, Australia
    Sex Transm Infect 81:163-5. 2005
    ..To determine microbial and behavioural factors contributing to non-gonococcal urethral symptoms in men...
  31. doi request reprint Human papillomavirus genotype detection from archival papanicolaou-stained cervical tests
    Sepehr N Tabrizi
    Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, The Royal Women s Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    Cancer Cytopathol 118:482-9. 2010
    ..Pap tests are ideal because the majority of women in countries with comprehensive screening programs would have had several collected and stored...
  32. doi request reprint Evaluation of self-collected urine dip swab method for detection of Chlamydia trachomatis
    Anna Maria Costa
    Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, The Royal Women s Hospital, and Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Melbourne, Locked Bag 300, Parkville, VIC 3052, Australia
    Sex Health 6:213-6. 2009
    ..The present study is an evaluation of a self-collected urine dip (SCUD) swab as an alternative sampling method for the detection of Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) in urine samples that conforms to postal service regulations in Australia...
  33. doi request reprint Human papillomavirus and cervical cancer in Australasia and Oceania: risk-factors, epidemiology and prevention
    Suzanne M Garland
    Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, The Royal Women s Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Vaccine 26:M80-8. 2008
    ..This represents a successful model for other countries. We present data on cervical cancer, risk factors and prevention strategies, including epidemiology of HPV and HPV vaccine strategies...
  34. pmc Validation of roche COBAS Amplicor assay for detection of Chlamydia trachomatis in rectal and pharyngeal specimens by an omp1 PCR assay
    N A Lister
    Department of Public Health, The University of Melbourne, Royal Women s Hospital, Women s and Children s Health, Melbourne, Australia
    J Clin Microbiol 42:239-41. 2004
    ..The findings of this study support the confident reporting of C. trachomatis detected by COBAS Amplicor in extragenital specimens and support the utility of this assay as a screening test for MSM...
  35. doi request reprint HPV genotype prevalence in women with abnormal pap smears in Melbourne, Australia
    Matthew P Stevens
    Department of Microbiology, The Royal Women s Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    J Med Virol 81:1283-91. 2009
    ..02). These findings provide the largest dataset of HPV genotype prevalence rates within Australian women, though are not representative of the general population...
  36. pmc Effect of ThinPrep preparation on human papillomavirus detection and genotyping in rectal samples by PCR
    Sepehr N Tabrizi
    Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, The Royal Women s Hospital, 132 Grattan Street, Carlton, Victoria 3053, Australia
    J Clin Microbiol 47:227-9. 2009
    ..Overall, 52 samples generated concordant genotypes and 38 had additional and 21 had fewer genotypes postprocessing. PreservCyt samples should be aliquoted for PCR testing prior to ThinPrep processing...
  37. ncbi request reprint Can we really beat cervical cancer?
    Suzanne M Garland
    Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Royal Women s Hospital, 132 Grattan Street, Carlton, VIC 3053, Australia
    Med J Aust 178:647-9. 2003
  38. ncbi request reprint Human papillomavirus genotyping using a modified linear array detection protocol
    Matthew P Stevens
    Department of Microbiology, The Royal Women s Hospital, Carlton, Vic, Australia
    J Virol Methods 135:124-6. 2006
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  39. pmc Cytomegalovirus remains viable in naturally infected breast milk despite being frozen for 10 days
    N Curtis
    University of Melbourne, Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, VIC 3052, Australia
    Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 90:F529-30. 2005
    ..The milk was stored at 0-5 degrees C in a domestic refrigerator for 48 hours or frozen for different durations at -20 degrees C. Cytomegalovirus survived in breast milk despite being frozen for 10 days at -20 degrees C...
  40. doi request reprint Global reduction of cervical cancer with human papillomavirus vaccines: insights from the hepatitis B virus vaccine experience
    Margaret E Heffernan
    Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, The Royal Women s Hospital, Carlton, VIC 3053, Australia
    Sex Health 7:383-90. 2010
    ..Initial implementation strategies for HBV vaccination were not successful in preventing disease in the community: it took 15 years for significant global reduction in the burden of this disease...
  41. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of Gardnerella vaginalis and Atopobium vaginae in virginal women
    Sepehr N Tabrizi
    Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, The Royal Women s Hospital, 132 Grattan Street, Victoria 3053, Australia
    Sex Transm Dis 33:663-5. 2006
    ..The objectives of this study was to determine the prevalence of Gardnerella vaginalis and Atopobium vaginae in virginal women and to establish if nonpenetrative sexual activity is associated with these organisms...
  42. ncbi request reprint Higher-risk behavioral practices associated with bacterial vaginosis compared with vaginal candidiasis
    Catriona Susan Bradshaw
    Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, The Alfred Hospital, Victoria, Australia
    Obstet Gynecol 106:105-14. 2005
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  43. ncbi request reprint An audit of obstetricians' management of women potentially infected with blood-borne viruses
    Michelle L Giles
    Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Disease, Royal Women s Hospital, 132 Grattan Street, Parkville, Victoria 3050, Australia
    Med J Aust 180:328-32. 2004
    ..To assess obstetricians' current antenatal screening practices for blood-borne viruses (hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV) and how they manage pregnant women infected with a blood-borne virus...
  44. pmc Development and evaluation of an ompA quantitative real-time PCR assay for Chlamydia trachomatis serovar determination
    Matthew P Stevens
    Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, The Royal Women s Hospital, Locked Bag 300, Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia
    J Clin Microbiol 48:2060-5. 2010
    ..trachomatis serovars, particularly among anogenital infections. This is the first report of a qPCR typing assay offering differentiation of C. trachomatis serovars associated with both anogenital and ocular diseases...
  45. ncbi request reprint Impact of an education campaign on management in pregnancy of women infected with a blood-borne virus
    Michelle L Giles
    Department of Microbiology and Infectious Disease, Royal Women s Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria
    Med J Aust 184:389-92. 2006
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  46. pmc Assessment of MagNA pure LC extraction system for detection of human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA in PreservCyt samples by the Roche AMPLICOR and LINEAR ARRAY HPV tests
    Matthew P Stevens
    Department of Microbiology, The Royal Women s Hospital, and Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    J Clin Microbiol 44:2428-33. 2006
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  47. doi request reprint Recommendations for cervical cancer prevention in Asia Pacific
    Suzanne M Garland
    Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, The Royal Women s Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia womens org au
    Vaccine 26:M89-98. 2008
    ..It thus provides a synthesis of the available evidence-based scientific information, in the context of a significant and systematic international review, that is likely to be useful to governments and public health providers...
  48. pmc Genital Candida species detected in samples from women in Melbourne, Australia, before and after treatment with antibiotics
    Marie V Pirotta
    Department of General Practice, University of Melbourne, 200 Berkeley Street, Carlton, Victoria 3053, Australia
    J Clin Microbiol 44:3213-7. 2006
    ..Furthermore, we recommend that definitive microbiological diagnoses be made for women with recurrent symptoms or those failing initial treatment, to guide appropriate therapy...
  49. ncbi request reprint Absence of a Chlamydia trachomatis variant, harbouring a deletion in the cryptic plasmid, in clients of a sexually transmissible infection clinic and antenatal patients in Melbourne
    Matthew P Stevens
    Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, The Royal Women s Hospital, Carlton, Victoria
    Commun Dis Intell Q Rep 32:77-81. 2008
    ..However, given the current upsurge in urogenital CT-infections, continued surveillance is necessary to ensure timely detection of this variant, should it be introduced into the population...
  50. ncbi request reprint Development and validation of a real-time PCR assay specifically detecting human papillomavirus 52 using the Roche LightCycler 480 system
    Matthew P Stevens
    Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, The Royal Women s Hospital, 132 Grattan Street, Carlton, Victoria 3053, Australia
    J Virol Methods 147:290-6. 2008
    ..Laboratories already using the Linear Array HPV genotyping test could adopt this method once internally validated...
  51. ncbi request reprint Screening for Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Chlamydia trachomatis in men who have sex with men at male-only saunas
    N A Lister
    Department of Public Health, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    Sex Transm Dis 30:886-9. 2003
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  52. pmc Use of assisted reproductive technology to reduce the risk of transmission of HIV in discordant couples wishing to have their own children where the male partner is seropositive with an undetectable viral load
    H W G Baker
    University of Melbourne, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Melbourne IVF Reproductive Services, Royal Women s Hospital, 132 Grattan Street, Carlton, Melbourne 3053, Australia
    J Med Ethics 29:315-20. 2003
  53. ncbi request reprint High recurrence rates of bacterial vaginosis over the course of 12 months after oral metronidazole therapy and factors associated with recurrence
    Catriona S Bradshaw
    Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, The Alfred Hospital, Victoria, Australia
    J Infect Dis 193:1478-86. 2006
    ..We wished to determine recurrences of bacterial vaginosis (BV) after treatment over the course of 12 months and to establish factors associated with recurrence...
  54. pmc Characterization of Chlamydia trachomatis omp1 genotypes detected in eye swab samples from remote Australian communities
    Matthew P Stevens
    Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, The Royal Women s Hospital, 132 Grattan St, Carlton, Victoria 3053, Australia
    J Clin Microbiol 42:2501-7. 2004
    ..Given that such genotypic information has gone unreported, these findings provide knowledge and a foundation for trachoma-associated C. trachomatis variants circulating in the Northern Territory...
  55. ncbi request reprint What are the barriers to offering HIV testing in an antenatal setting? A national study of obstetricians
    Michelle L Giles
    Department of Medicine Monash University, and Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health Research, Macfarlane Burnet Institute, Melbourne, Victoria 3004, Australia
    AIDS 21:1601-6. 2007
    ..To investigate factors that influence the antenatal screening practice of obstetricians and identify barriers to the implementation of universal antenatal HIV screening...
  56. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of opa-based real-time PCR for detection of Neisseria gonorrhoeae
    Sepehr N Tabrizi
    Department of Molecular Microbiology, The Royal Women s Hospital, Carlton, Victoria 3053, Australia
    Sex Transm Dis 32:199-202. 2005
    ..The current study describes a sensitive and specific real-time 5'-nuclease PCR assay targeting a 90-bp region of the multicopy opa gene...
  57. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of a modified reverse line blot assay for detection and typing of human papillomavirus
    Sepehr N Tabrizi
    Department of Molecular Microbiology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, The Royal Women s Hospital, Victoria, Australia
    Am J Clin Pathol 123:896-9. 2005
    ..Overall, comparable results were obtained by the modified, more easily performed protocol, indicating that laboratories might validate and use this modified method...
  58. ncbi request reprint Human papillomavirus update with a particular focus on cervical disease
    Suzanne M Garland
    Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, The Royal Women s and The Royal Children s Hospitals, Women s and Children s Health, Carlton, Victoria, Australia
    Pathology 34:213-24. 2002
    ..However, the outcome from reduction in incidence of dysplasia and neoplasia will take years to eventuate; consequently, various cervical cancer prevention strategies still need to be endorsed and maintained in the meantime...
  59. pmc Human papillomavirus genotyping using archival vulval dysplastic or neoplastic biopsy tissues: comparison between the INNO-LiPA and linear array assays
    Sarah E Tan
    Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, The Royal Women s Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    J Clin Microbiol 48:1458-60. 2010
    ..The INNO-LiPA provides greater sensitivity for HPV genotyping in archival tissue...
  60. pmc Comparison of the Digene Hybrid Capture 2 assay and Roche AMPLICOR and LINEAR ARRAY human papillomavirus (HPV) tests in detecting high-risk HPV genotypes in specimens from women with previous abnormal Pap smear results
    Matthew P Stevens
    Department of Microbiology, The Royal Women s Hospital, 132 Grattan Street, Carlton, Victoria 3053, Australia
    J Clin Microbiol 45:2130-7. 2007
    ..Both PCR-based HPV tests may be valuable in the management of care for women with underlying cervical abnormalities, in predicting treatment success, and in studying the clearance or acquisition of new infections...
  61. ncbi request reprint Quadrivalent vaccine against human papillomavirus to prevent anogenital diseases
    Suzanne M Garland
    Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Department, Royal Women s Hospital, and the University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    N Engl J Med 356:1928-43. 2007
    ..A phase 3 trial was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of a prophylactic quadrivalent vaccine in preventing anogenital diseases associated with human papillomavirus (HPV) types 6, 11, 16, and 18...
  62. pmc Validation of an automated detection platform for use with the roche linear array human papillomavirus genotyping test
    Matthew P Stevens
    Department of Microbiology, The Royal Women s Hospital, 132 Grattan Street, Carlton, Victoria 3053, Australia
    J Clin Microbiol 46:3813-6. 2008
    ..Genotyping profiles showed 100% concordance between the methods, suggesting that automation could complement the Roche Linear Array for enhanced speed and reproducibility...
  63. ncbi request reprint Human adenoviruses types associated with non-gonococcal urethritis
    Sepehr N Tabrizi
    Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, The Royal Women s Hospital, Carlton 3053, Victoria, Australia
    Sex Health 4:41-4. 2007
    ..Role of adenoviruses in non-gonococcal urethritis (NGU) has been reported in only a few studies. The aim of the study was to detect and type adenoviruses in men presenting with NGU...
  64. ncbi request reprint Knowledge and awareness of human papillomavirus (HPV): attitudes towards HPV vaccination among a representative sample of women in Victoria, Australia
    Marian K Pitts
    Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University, 215 Franklin Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia
    Sex Health 4:177-80. 2007
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  65. ncbi request reprint HIV and pregnancy in Australia
    Michelle L Giles
    Victorian Infectious Diseases Service, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Victoria, Australia
    Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 44:197-204. 2004
    ..The current review examines the best available scientific evidence and current guidelines for optimal management of HIV-infected women contemplating pregnancy in Australia...
  66. ncbi request reprint Etiologies of nongonococcal urethritis: bacteria, viruses, and the association with orogenital exposure
    Catriona S Bradshaw
    Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, The Alfred Hospital, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    J Infect Dis 193:336-45. 2006
    ..The purpose of the present study was to determine pathogens and behaviors associated with nongonococcal urethritis (NGU) and the usefulness of the urethral smear in predicting the presence of pathogens...
  67. ncbi request reprint Reappraisal of C-reactive protein as a screening tool for neonatal sepsis
    Suzanne M Garland
    Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, The Royal Women s Hospital, Carlton, Victoria, Australia
    Pathology 35:240-3. 2003
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  68. pmc Noninferiority of antibody response to human papillomavirus type 16 in subjects vaccinated with monovalent and quadrivalent L1 virus-like particle vaccines
    Suzanne M Garland
    Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Department, Royal Women s Hospital, Carlton, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Clin Vaccine Immunol 14:792-5. 2007
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  69. ncbi request reprint Imiquimod
    Suzanne M Garland
    Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, The Royal Women s Hospital, Carlton, Victoria, Australia
    Curr Opin Infect Dis 16:85-9. 2003
    ..The mechanism of action of imiquimod involves cytokine induction in the skin, which then triggers the host's immune system to recognize the presence of a viral infection or tumour, ultimately to eradicate the associated lesion...
  70. doi request reprint Varicella and the pregnant woman: prevention and management
    Andrew J Daley
    Infection Control Department, The Royal Women s Hospital and The Royal Children s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 48:26-33. 2008
    ..Clinical practice guidelines for management of a pregnant woman exposed to VZV are presented...