Allen C Cheng

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Affiliation: Monash University
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of Clostridium difficile infection
    Allen C Cheng
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Med J Aust 194:353-8. 2011
  2. doi request reprint Influenza vaccine effectiveness against hospitalisation with influenza in adults in Australia in 2014
    Allen C Cheng
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Vic, Australia Infection Prevention and Healthcare Epidemiology Unit, Alfred Health, Melbourne, Vic, Australia Electronic address
    Vaccine 33:7352-6. 2015
  3. pmc Antimicrobial stewardship in residential aged care facilities: need and readiness assessment
    Ching Jou Lim
    Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne, Royal Melbourne Hospital, 4th Floor, Clinical Sciences Building, Royal Parade, Parkville, VIC 3050, Australia
    BMC Infect Dis 14:410. 2014
  4. pmc Clinical and epidemiological profile of patients with severe H1N1/09 pandemic influenza in Australia and New Zealand: an observational cohort study
    Allen C Cheng
    Infectious Diseases Unit, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    BMJ Open 1:e000100. 2011
  5. pmc Influenza vaccine effectiveness against hospitalisation with confirmed influenza in the 2010-11 seasons: a test-negative observational study
    Allen C Cheng
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    PLoS ONE 8:e68760. 2013
  6. pmc Prevalence and risk factors for VRE colonisation in a tertiary hospital in Melbourne, Australia: a cross sectional study
    Surendra Karki
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Infectious Disease Epidemiology Unit, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
    Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 1:31. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Estimation of body weight in hospitalized patients
    S Darnis
    Université Aix Marseille II Faculté de Pharmacie la Timone, Marseille, France
    QJM 105:769-74. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Effectiveness of H1N1/09 monovalent and trivalent influenza vaccines against hospitalization with laboratory-confirmed H1N1/09 influenza in Australia: a test-negative case control study
    Allen C Cheng
    Monash University, Australia
    Vaccine 29:7320-5. 2011
  9. doi request reprint Aspergillus sp. isolated in critically ill patients with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support
    Cecile Aubron
    Intensive Care Unit, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    Scand J Infect Dis 45:715-21. 2013
  10. doi request reprint Impact of chlorhexidine-impregnated washcloths on reducing incidence of vancomycin-resistant enterococci colonization in hematology-oncology patients
    Pauline Bass
    Infection Prevention and Healthcare Epidemiology Unit, Alfred Health, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Am J Infect Control 41:345-8. 2013

Detail Information

Publications56

  1. ncbi request reprint Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of Clostridium difficile infection
    Allen C Cheng
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Med J Aust 194:353-8. 2011
    ..To treat an initial episode and a first recurrence, metronidazole is the preferred antibiotic, with oral vancomycin reserved for severe disease and subsequent recurrences. Surgery should be considered for fulminant disease...
  2. doi request reprint Influenza vaccine effectiveness against hospitalisation with influenza in adults in Australia in 2014
    Allen C Cheng
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Vic, Australia Infection Prevention and Healthcare Epidemiology Unit, Alfred Health, Melbourne, Vic, Australia Electronic address
    Vaccine 33:7352-6. 2015
    ..1%, 59.3%) in the target population for vaccination. We estimate that the influenza vaccine was moderately protective against hospitalisation with laboratory-confirmed influenza during the 2014 influenza season in Australia. ..
  3. pmc Antimicrobial stewardship in residential aged care facilities: need and readiness assessment
    Ching Jou Lim
    Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne, Royal Melbourne Hospital, 4th Floor, Clinical Sciences Building, Royal Parade, Parkville, VIC 3050, Australia
    BMC Infect Dis 14:410. 2014
    ..Exploring the prevailing perceptions and attitudes of key healthcare providers towards antibiotic prescribing behaviour, antibiotic resistance and AMS in the RACF setting is imperative to guide AMS interventions...
  4. pmc Clinical and epidemiological profile of patients with severe H1N1/09 pandemic influenza in Australia and New Zealand: an observational cohort study
    Allen C Cheng
    Infectious Diseases Unit, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    BMJ Open 1:e000100. 2011
    ..Although the overall mortality was similar, the authors found evidence that H1N1/09 caused severe disease in a higher proportion of hospitalised patients...
  5. pmc Influenza vaccine effectiveness against hospitalisation with confirmed influenza in the 2010-11 seasons: a test-negative observational study
    Allen C Cheng
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    PLoS ONE 8:e68760. 2013
    ..3% (95% CI: 30.0, 61.8%). Influenza vaccination was moderately protective against hospitalisation with influenza in the 2010 and 2011 seasons. ..
  6. pmc Prevalence and risk factors for VRE colonisation in a tertiary hospital in Melbourne, Australia: a cross sectional study
    Surendra Karki
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Infectious Disease Epidemiology Unit, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
    Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 1:31. 2012
    ..In this study, we measured the point prevalence and identified risk factors associated with vanB VRE colonisation in a tertiary care hospital in Melbourne, Australia where VRE has been endemic for 15 years...
  7. doi request reprint Estimation of body weight in hospitalized patients
    S Darnis
    Université Aix Marseille II Faculté de Pharmacie la Timone, Marseille, France
    QJM 105:769-74. 2012
    ..To examine the bias and precision of different methods of estimating body mass and height in hospitalized adult patients...
  8. doi request reprint Effectiveness of H1N1/09 monovalent and trivalent influenza vaccines against hospitalization with laboratory-confirmed H1N1/09 influenza in Australia: a test-negative case control study
    Allen C Cheng
    Monash University, Australia
    Vaccine 29:7320-5. 2011
    ..Influenza vaccination was associated with a reduction in hospitalisation caused by H1N1/09 influenza in the 2010 southern hemisphere winter season...
  9. doi request reprint Aspergillus sp. isolated in critically ill patients with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support
    Cecile Aubron
    Intensive Care Unit, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    Scand J Infect Dis 45:715-21. 2013
    ..However, the clinical relevance of Aspergillus isolation was based on an algorithm not validated in patients undergoing ECMO. Our data support the need to implement non-invasive diagnostic procedures for aspergillosis in this population...
  10. doi request reprint Impact of chlorhexidine-impregnated washcloths on reducing incidence of vancomycin-resistant enterococci colonization in hematology-oncology patients
    Pauline Bass
    Infection Prevention and Healthcare Epidemiology Unit, Alfred Health, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Am J Infect Control 41:345-8. 2013
    ..This study describes the impact on incidence of VRE colonization after the implementation of daily skin cleansing with 2% CHG-impregnated washcloths in hematology-oncology patients...
  11. pmc Long-term carriage of vancomycin-resistant enterococci in patients discharged from hospitals: a 12-year retrospective cohort study
    Surendra Karki
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Infectious Disease Epidemiology Unit, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
    J Clin Microbiol 51:3374-9. 2013
    ..Our results suggest that in the absence of recent risk factors, such as hospitalization or antibiotic use, patients with a remote history of colonization (>4 years) may no longer require contact isolation precautions. ..
  12. ncbi request reprint Influenza epidemiology in patients admitted to sentinel Australian hospitals in 2015: the Influenza Complications Alert Network
    Allen C Cheng
    Alfred Health, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria
    Commun Dis Intell Q Rep 40:E521-E526. 2016
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  13. doi request reprint 2009 H1N1 influenza A and pregnancy outcomes in Victoria, Australia
    Saliya Hewagama
    Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne, Australia
    Clin Infect Dis 50:686-90. 2010
    ..Pregnant women have been identified as a group at risk of increased morbidity and mortality associated with the pandemic H1N1 influenza A 2009 (H1N1/09) outbreak...
  14. pmc Clinical definitions of melioidosis
    Allen C Cheng
    Monash University and Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 88:411-3. 2013
    ..Such definitions support accurate public health reporting, preparedness planning for deliberate B. pseudomallei release, design of experimental models, and categorization of naturally acquired melioidosis...
  15. ncbi request reprint Hospital-acquired influenza in an Australian sentinel surveillance system
    Nenad Macesic
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Alfred Health, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Med J Aust 198:370-2. 2013
    ..To review cases of nosocomial influenza and compare the epidemiology, clinical characteristics and outcomes with community-acquired cases...
  16. ncbi request reprint Antibiotic prescribing practice in residential aged care facilities--health care providers' perspectives
    Ching Jou Lim
    Monash University, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Med J Aust 201:98-102. 2014
    ..To explore organisational workflow and workplace culture influencing antibiotic prescribing behaviour from the perspective of key health care providers working in residential aged care facilities (RACFs)...
  17. doi request reprint Factors associated with virological failure in a cohort of combination antiretroviral therapy-treated patients managed at a tertiary referral centre
    Raymond Fong
    Department of Infectious Diseases, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, VIC 3004, Australia
    Sex Health 10:442-7. 2013
    ..It is important to identify the drivers of virological failure, so that patients at risk can be identified early and prevention strategies implemented...
  18. ncbi request reprint The impact of a multidisciplinary antimicrobial stewardship team on the timeliness of antimicrobial therapy in patients with positive blood cultures: a randomized controlled trial
    Kelly A Cairns
    Pharmacy Department, Alfred Health, 55 Commercial Rd, Prahran, Vic, Australia
    J Antimicrob Chemother 71:3276-3283. 2016
    ..We aimed to determine whether a rapid review by a multidisciplinary antimicrobial stewardship team would improve the timeliness of optimal antimicrobial therapy for patients with positive blood cultures...
  19. ncbi request reprint Influenza epidemiology, vaccine coverage and vaccine effectiveness in sentinel Australian hospitals in 2013: the Influenza Complications Alert Network
    Allen C Cheng
    Alfred Health Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria
    Commun Dis Intell Q Rep 38:E143-9. 2014
    ..Our results suggest that the seasonal influenza vaccine was moderately protective against hospitalisation with influenza in the 2013 season...
  20. doi request reprint Prevalence of multidrug-resistant organisms and risk factors for carriage in long-term care facilities: a nested case-control study
    Ching Jou Lim
    Centre for Medicine Use and Safety, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    J Antimicrob Chemother 69:1972-80. 2014
    ..Long-term care facilities (LTCFs) are a potentially important reservoir of multidrug-resistant (MDR) organisms; however, limited data exist...
  21. doi request reprint Infections acquired by adults who receive extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: risk factors and outcome
    Cecile Aubron
    Intensive Care Unit, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 34:24-30. 2013
    ..To analyze infectious complications that occur in patients who receive extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), associated risk factors, and consequences on patient outcome...
  22. doi request reprint Impact of swine influenza and quarantine measures on patients and households during the H1N1/09 pandemic
    Benjamin Teh
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Austin Hospital, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
    Scand J Infect Dis 44:289-96. 2012
    ..To assess the secondary attack rates (SAR) and impact of the 2009 H1N1 epidemic in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, and the measures implemented to control household transmission...
  23. doi request reprint Beyond the intensive care unit bundle: Implementation of a successful hospital-wide initiative to reduce central line-associated bloodstream infections
    Gemma Klintworth
    Infection Prevention and Healthcare Epidemiology Unit, Alfred Health, Melbourne, Australia Electronic address
    Am J Infect Control 42:685-7. 2014
    ..001). The median time to CLABSI onset was 7.5 days for ICU events and 13 days for non-ICU events. The timing of infection demonstrates the need for more careful attention to postinsertion care and access of central venous catheters...
  24. ncbi request reprint Influenza epidemiology, vaccine coverage and vaccine effectiveness in sentinel Australian hospitals in 2012: the Influenza Complications Alert Network (FluCAN)
    Allen C Cheng
    Alfred Health Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria
    Commun Dis Intell Q Rep 37:E246-52. 2013
    ..The study results suggest that the seasonal influenza vaccine was moderately protective against hospitalisation with influenza during the 2012 season. ..
  25. ncbi request reprint Surveillance of infection burden in residential aged care facilities
    Ching Jou Lim
    Centre for Medicine Use and Safety, Monash University, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Med J Aust 196:327-31. 2012
    ..To explore the burden of illness associated with infectious syndromes and to measure the associated use of antimicrobials in residential aged care facilities (RACFs)...
  26. ncbi request reprint Hospitalised adult patients with pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza in Melbourne, Australia
    Justin T Denholm
    Victorian Infectious Diseases Service, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Med J Aust 192:84-6. 2010
    ..To describe the case characteristics and outcomes of patients hospitalised with pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza infection during the first 2 months of the epidemic...
  27. pmc Is platelet transfusion associated with hospital-acquired infections in critically ill patients?
    Cecile Aubron
    Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Research Centre, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
    Crit Care 21:2. 2017
    ..Reports suggest an association between platelet transfusion and infection. However, there is no large study to have determined whether platelet transfusion in critically ill patients is associated with hospital-acquired infection...
  28. ncbi request reprint Incidence of catheter-related bloodstream infection among patients with a needleless, mechanical valve-based intravenous connector in an Australian hematology-oncology unit
    Kathryn Field
    Department of Clinical Hematology and Medical Oncology, Geelong Hospital, Barwon Health, Geelong, Vic, 3220, Australia
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:610-3. 2007
    ..We found an increase in catheter-associated BSI rates coincident with the introduction of a mechanical valve connector (2.6 infections vs 5.8 infections per 1,000 catheter-days; incidence rate ratio, 2.2; P=.031)...
  29. doi request reprint Laboratory-based surveillance of Clostridium difficile circulating in Australia, September - November 2010
    Allen C Cheng
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Vic, Australia Infectious Diseases Unit, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Pathology 48:257-60. 2016
    ..3%) and 127 (0.3%). The survey highlights the need for vigilance for emerging strains in Australia, and gives an overview of the molecular epidemiology of C. difficile in Australia prior to an increase in incidence noted from mid-2011. ..
  30. pmc An effective strategy for influenza vaccination of healthcare workers in Australia: experience at a large health service without a mandatory policy
    Kristina Heinrich-Morrison
    Infection Prevention and Healthcare Epidemiology Unit, Department of Infectious Diseases, Alfred Health, P O Box 315, Prahran, VIC 3181, Australia
    BMC Infect Dis 15:42. 2015
    ..The objective of this study was to develop and implement a dedicated campaign to improve uptake of staff influenza annual vaccination at a large Australian health service...
  31. pmc Community-onset bloodstream infection with multidrug-resistant organisms: a matched case-control study
    Ching Jou Lim
    Department of Microbiology, School of Biological Sciences, Monash University, Building 76, Wellington Road, Melbourne, Victoria 3800, Australia
    BMC Infect Dis 14:126. 2014
    ..Recognising the magnitude, trend and predictors for MDR organisms in community-onset bloodstream infections (COBSI) is crucial for guiding empiric antibiotic prescribing...
  32. pmc The prevalence and impact of antimicrobial allergies and adverse drug reactions at an Australian tertiary centre
    Jason A Trubiano
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Alfred Health and Monash University, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    BMC Infect Dis 15:572. 2015
    ..We sought to examine the rate of antimicrobial "allergy labels" at our tertiary referral centre and impacts on antimicrobial usage and appropriateness...
  33. pmc Comparison of immunoglobulin G subclass concentrations in severe community-acquired pneumonia and severe pandemic 2009 influenza A (H1N1) infection
    Claire L Gordon
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Austin Health, Melbourne, Australia
    Clin Vaccine Immunol 19:446-8. 2012
    ..008] and 2.5 versus 1.2 g/liter [P < 0.001], respectively). Low IgG2 levels may be specifically linked to severe H1N1; however, it is not clear whether this association is related to H1N1 or to other features of severity...
  34. pmc Microbiological aetiology, epidemiology, and clinical profile of prosthetic joint infections: are current antibiotic prophylaxis guidelines effective?
    Trisha N Peel
    Department of Surgery, St Vincent s Hospital, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 56:2386-91. 2012
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  35. doi request reprint Delayed administration of antibiotics and mortality in patients with community-acquired pneumonia
    Allen C Cheng
    Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Ann Emerg Med 53:618-24. 2009
    ....
  36. doi request reprint Melioidosis: advances in diagnosis and treatment
    Allen C Cheng
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Infectious Diseases Unit, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Curr Opin Infect Dis 23:554-9. 2010
    ..This review summarizes the evidence underlying current antibiotic regimens and discusses future strategies to reduce mortality...
  37. doi request reprint Over-the-counter (OTC) medications to reduce cough as an adjunct to antibiotics for acute pneumonia in children and adults
    Christina C Chang
    Department of Infectious Diseases, The Alfred Hospital, Monash University, Commercial Road, Prahran, Victoria, Australia, 3181
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 3:CD006088. 2014
    ..These might provide relief in reducing cough severity, but suppression of the cough mechanism might impede airway clearance and cause harm...
  38. ncbi request reprint Adherence to infection prevention measures in a statewide spleen registry
    Julie Wang
    Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Med J Aust 200:538-40. 2014
    ..To assess self-reported adherence to measures for preventing infection in patients registered in the Victorian Spleen Registry (VSR)...
  39. doi request reprint Healthcare provider knowledge, attitudes and practices in patients on the Victorian Spleen Registry
    Anneke Graf
    Victorian Spleen Registry, Infectious Diseases Unit, The Alfred Hospital, Victoria
    Aust N Z J Public Health 38:560-2. 2014
    ..This study aimed to evaluate the knowledge, attitudes and practices of healthcare providers regarding asplenic patients and to assess their satisfaction with the Victorian Spleen Registry (VSR) service...
  40. doi request reprint Incident hepatitis B infection subsequent to the diagnosis of HIV infection in a Melbourne cohort: missed opportunities for prevention
    Amy Body
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, VIC 3004, Australia
    Sex Health 11:5-10. 2014
    ..The aim of this study is to determine the characteristics of and risk factors for HBV infection within HIV-infected individuals in a Melbourne cohort between 1985 and 2011...
  41. pmc Travel-associated illness trends and clusters, 2000-2010
    Karin Leder
    Royal Melbourne Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    Emerg Infect Dis 19:1049-73. 2013
    ..This multisite longitudinal analysis highlights the utility of sentinel surveillance of travelers for contributing information on disease activity trends and an evidence base for travel medicine recommendations...
  42. doi request reprint Trends of etiology and drug resistance in enteric fever in the last two decades in Nepal: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Surendra Karki
    Infectious Disease Epidemiology Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
    Clin Infect Dis 57:e167-76. 2013
    ..Trends in decreasing resistance to traditional first-line antibiotics and decreasing MDR provide an opportunity to reconsider these first-line antimicrobials as therapeutic options. ..
  43. doi request reprint Diagnosing swine flu: the inaccuracy of case definitions during the 2009 pandemic, an attempt at refinement, and the implications for future planning
    Andrew A Mahony
    Infectious Diseases Department, Austin Health, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Influenza Other Respir Viruses 7:403-9. 2013
    ..At the onset of the pandemic H1N1/09 influenza A outbreak in Australia, health authorities devised official clinical case definitions to guide testing and access to antiviral therapy...
  44. ncbi request reprint Q fever outbreak at a cosmetics supply factory
    Amanda J Wade
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Geelong Hospital, Barwon Health, Geelong, Victoria, Australia
    Clin Infect Dis 42:e50-2. 2006
    ..It is important that industries typically not associated with risk of Q fever are made aware of potential health risks that workers might be exposed to so further outbreaks might be prevented...
  45. pmc Age-associated changes in monocyte and innate immune activation markers occur more rapidly in HIV infected women
    Genevieve E Martin
    Centre for Virology, Burnet Institute, Melbourne, Australia
    PLoS ONE 8:e55279. 2013
    ..Whilst sex differences in innate immunity are recognized, little research into innate immune aging has been performed on women...
  46. pmc Antimicrobial Stewardship in Australian Hospitals and Other Settings
    Kelly A Cairns
    Pharmacy Department, Alfred Health, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Infect Dis Ther 4:27-38. 2015
    ..The recent development of an Australian strategic plan to link antimicrobial utilization and resistance surveillance with policy represents an important step forward for the future of AMS in Australia. ..
  47. pmc Improved Diagnosis of Prosthetic Joint Infection by Culturing Periprosthetic Tissue Specimens in Blood Culture Bottles
    Trisha N Peel
    Division of Clinical Microbiology, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA Department of Surgery, St Vincent s Hospital Melbourne, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    MBio 7:e01776-15. 2016
    ..Results of our study demonstrate that the semiautomated method of periprosthetic tissue culture in blood culture bottles is more sensitive than and as specific as agar and thioglycolate broth cultures and yields results faster...
  48. doi request reprint Over-the-counter (OTC) medications to reduce cough as an adjunct to antibiotics for acute pneumonia in children and adults
    Christina C Chang
    Infectious Diseases Unit, The Alfred Hospital, Monash University, Prahran, Australia
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev . 2012
    ..These might provide relief in reducing cough severity, but suppression of the cough mechanism might impede airway clearance and cause harm...
  49. doi request reprint Sociodemographic and geographical inequalities in notifiable infectious diseases in Australia: a retrospective analysis of 21 years of national disease surveillance data
    Katherine B Gibney
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, The Alfred Centre, Melbourne, Vic, Australia Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Vic, Australia Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Vic, Australia Electronic address
    Lancet Infect Dis 17:86-97. 2017
    ..However, some populations within Australia have shorter life expectancy and worse health outcomes than others. We explored geographical variations and sociodemographic inequities in infectious disease notifications in Australia...
  50. pmc Consensus guidelines for dosing of amoxicillin-clavulanate in melioidosis
    Allen C Cheng
    Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 78:208-9. 2008
    ..For eradication therapy for melioidosis, we recommend 20/5 mg/kg orally, three times daily...
  51. ncbi request reprint Outcomes for Mycobacterium ulcerans infection with combined surgery and antibiotic therapy: findings from a south-eastern Australian case series
    Daniel P O'Brien
    Barwon Health, Geelong, Victoria, Australia
    Med J Aust 186:58-61. 2007
    ..To describe the effect of antibiotics on outcomes of treatment for Buruli or Bairnsdale ulcer (BU) in patients on the Bellarine Peninsula in south-eastern Australia...
  52. pmc Quantitative Assessment of Intra-Patient Variation in CD4+ T Cell Counts in Stable, Virologically-Suppressed, HIV-Infected Subjects
    Claire L Gordon
    Department of Infectious Diseases, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    PLoS ONE 10:e0125248. 2015
    ..We investigated CD4+ T cell variability in stable, virologically-suppressed, HIV-1 infected adults on combination antiretroviral therapy (cART)...
  53. ncbi request reprint Influenza vaccine effectiveness in general practice and in hospital patients in Victoria, 2011-2013
    Heath A Kelly
    Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory, Melbourne, Vic
    Med J Aust 204:76.e1-4. 2016
    ..To compare influenza vaccine effectiveness in the general practice and hospital settings...
  54. doi request reprint Abacavir exposure and cardiovascular risk factors in HIV-positive patients with coronary heart disease: a retrospective case-control study
    Janine M Trevillyan
    Infectious Diseases Unit, The Alfred Hospital, 55 Commercial Road, Melbourne, VIC 3004, Australia
    Sex Health 10:97-101. 2013
    ..While traditional cardiovascular risk factors and the effects of HIV and chronic inflammation all play a role, the contribution of long-term exposure to antiretroviral (ARV) agents is becoming clear...
  55. ncbi request reprint Prescribing trends before and after implementation of an antimicrobial stewardship program
    Kelly A Cairns
    Alfred Health, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Med J Aust 198:262-6. 2013
    ..We implemented an antimicrobial stewardship program and aimed to evaluate its effect on broad-spectrum antimicrobial use...
  56. doi request reprint Evaluation of the accuracy of a pharmacokinetic dosing program in predicting serum vancomycin concentrations in critically ill patients
    Cecile Aubron
    Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Research Centre, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
    Ann Pharmacother 45:1193-8. 2011
    ..Vancomycin is commonly used empirically in cases of nosocomial infections in critically ill patients. Therefore, early optimization of vancomycin pharmacokinetics is likely to improve outcomes...