Andrew C Steer

Summary

Affiliation: Royal Children's Hospital
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Status of research and development of vaccines for Streptococcus pyogenes
    Andrew C Steer
    Centre for International Child Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia Group A Streptococcal Research Group, Murdoch Children s Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia Electronic address
    Vaccine 34:2953-8. 2016
  2. pmc The clinical and molecular epidemiology of Staphylococcus aureus infections in Fiji
    Adam Jenney
    Fiji Group A Streptococcal Project, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    BMC Infect Dis 14:160. 2014
  3. pmc Opportunities to investigate the effects of ivermectin mass drug administration on scabies
    Daniel Engelman
    Centre for International Child Health, University of Melbourne, Royal Children s Hospital Melbourne, Flemington Road, Parkville, Melbourne 3052, Australia
    Parasit Vectors 6:106. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Diagnosis and treatment of invasive group A streptococcal infections
    Andrew C Steer
    Clinical and Public Health Research Fellow University of Melbourne, Centre for International Child Health, Department of Paediatrics, Royal Children s Hospital Melbourne, Flemington Road, Parkville, Victoria, 3052, Australia 613 9345 5522 613 9345 6667
    Expert Opin Med Diagn 2:289-301. 2008
  5. doi request reprint Invasive group a streptococcal disease: epidemiology, pathogenesis and management
    Andrew C Steer
    Centre for International Child Health, Department of Paediatrics, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Vic, Australia
    Drugs 72:1213-27. 2012
  6. pmc Science that "knows" and science that "asks"
    Pierre R Smeesters
    Laboratory of Bacterial Genetics and Physiology, IBMM, Faculte des Sciences, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
    J Transl Med 9:128. 2011
  7. pmc Normal ranges of streptococcal antibody titers are similar whether streptococci are endemic to the setting or not
    Andrew C Steer
    Centre for International Child Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Clin Vaccine Immunol 16:172-5. 2009
  8. pmc High burden of invasive beta-haemolytic streptococcal infections in Fiji
    A C Steer
    Centre for International Child Health, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Epidemiol Infect 136:621-7. 2008
  9. doi request reprint Acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease in indigenous populations
    Andrew C Steer
    Department of Paediatrics, Centre for International Child Health, University of Melbourne, Flemington Road, Parkville, 3052, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Pediatr Clin North Am 56:1401-19. 2009
  10. doi request reprint Group A streptococcal vaccines: facts versus fantasy
    Andrew C Steer
    Centre for International Child Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Curr Opin Infect Dis 22:544-52. 2009

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Publications37

  1. doi request reprint Status of research and development of vaccines for Streptococcus pyogenes
    Andrew C Steer
    Centre for International Child Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia Group A Streptococcal Research Group, Murdoch Children s Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia Electronic address
    Vaccine 34:2953-8. 2016
    ..Considerable effort is needed by key players to bring current vaccine candidates through phase III clinical trials and there is a clear need to develop a roadmap for future development of current and new candidates. ..
  2. pmc The clinical and molecular epidemiology of Staphylococcus aureus infections in Fiji
    Adam Jenney
    Fiji Group A Streptococcal Project, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    BMC Infect Dis 14:160. 2014
    ..There are few data describing the microbiology and genetic typing of Staphylococcus aureus that cause infections in developing countries...
  3. pmc Opportunities to investigate the effects of ivermectin mass drug administration on scabies
    Daniel Engelman
    Centre for International Child Health, University of Melbourne, Royal Children s Hospital Melbourne, Flemington Road, Parkville, Melbourne 3052, Australia
    Parasit Vectors 6:106. 2013
    ..Partnering scabies research within the evaluation and monitoring of Neglected Tropical Disease programmes could potentially increase our understanding of the epidemiology and control of scabies and its important bacterial complications...
  4. doi request reprint Diagnosis and treatment of invasive group A streptococcal infections
    Andrew C Steer
    Clinical and Public Health Research Fellow University of Melbourne, Centre for International Child Health, Department of Paediatrics, Royal Children s Hospital Melbourne, Flemington Road, Parkville, Victoria, 3052, Australia 613 9345 5522 613 9345 6667
    Expert Opin Med Diagn 2:289-301. 2008
    ..Invasive group A streptococcal infections are serious infections that carry a high mortality...
  5. doi request reprint Invasive group a streptococcal disease: epidemiology, pathogenesis and management
    Andrew C Steer
    Centre for International Child Health, Department of Paediatrics, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Vic, Australia
    Drugs 72:1213-27. 2012
    ..Early surgical debridement of necrotic tissue is also an important part of management in cases of necrotizing fasciitis...
  6. pmc Science that "knows" and science that "asks"
    Pierre R Smeesters
    Laboratory of Bacterial Genetics and Physiology, IBMM, Faculte des Sciences, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
    J Transl Med 9:128. 2011
    ..A stereotypic representation of both these worlds is presented as a starting point to encourage debate on this issue...
  7. pmc Normal ranges of streptococcal antibody titers are similar whether streptococci are endemic to the setting or not
    Andrew C Steer
    Centre for International Child Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Clin Vaccine Immunol 16:172-5. 2009
    ..Data from our study are similar to those found in countries with temperate climates, suggesting that a uniform upper limit of normal for streptococcal serology may be able to be applied globally...
  8. pmc High burden of invasive beta-haemolytic streptococcal infections in Fiji
    A C Steer
    Centre for International Child Health, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Epidemiol Infect 136:621-7. 2008
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  9. doi request reprint Acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease in indigenous populations
    Andrew C Steer
    Department of Paediatrics, Centre for International Child Health, University of Melbourne, Flemington Road, Parkville, 3052, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Pediatr Clin North Am 56:1401-19. 2009
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  10. doi request reprint Group A streptococcal vaccines: facts versus fantasy
    Andrew C Steer
    Centre for International Child Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Curr Opin Infect Dis 22:544-52. 2009
    ..This review provides an overview of progress of the development of group A streptococcal (GAS) vaccines with a focus on recent advances...
  11. doi request reprint Global emm type distribution of group A streptococci: systematic review and implications for vaccine development
    Andrew C Steer
    Centre for International Child Health, University of Melbourne, Australia
    Lancet Infect Dis 9:611-6. 2009
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  12. doi request reprint Prevention and treatment of rheumatic heart disease in the developing world
    Andrew C Steer
    Centre for International Child Health, University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC 3052, Australia
    Nat Rev Cardiol 6:689-98. 2009
    ..RHD will continue to cause high morbidity and mortality among the world's poorest populations unless current prevention initiatives expand and new programs are established...
  13. ncbi request reprint High prevalence of rheumatic heart disease by clinical and echocardiographic screening among children in Fiji
    Andrew C Steer
    Centre for International Child Health, University of Melbourne, Department of Paediatrics, Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, Melbourne, Vic, Australia 3052
    J Heart Valve Dis 18:327-35; discussion 336. 2009
    ..Many cases of RHD are first detected when they progress to cardiac failure. Screening for RHD represents a means of detecting cases early so that preventative measures to halt the disease progression can be put into place...
  14. pmc High burden of impetigo and scabies in a tropical country
    Andrew C Steer
    Centre for International Child Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 3:e467. 2009
    ..Impetigo and scabies are endemic diseases in many tropical countries; however the epidemiology of these diseases is poorly understood in many areas, particularly in the Pacific...
  15. pmc emm and C-repeat region molecular typing of beta-hemolytic Streptococci in a tropical country: implications for vaccine development
    Andrew C Steer
    Centre for International Child Health, Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    J Clin Microbiol 47:2502-9. 2009
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  16. doi request reprint Prospective surveillance of streptococcal sore throat in a tropical country
    Andrew C Steer
    Centre for International Child Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 28:477-82. 2009
    ..We designed a study to estimate the prevalence of carriage of beta-hemolytic streptococci (BHS) and the incidence of BHS culture-positive sore throat in school aged children in Fiji...
  17. pmc Validation of an Integrated Management of Childhood Illness algorithm for managing common skin conditions in Fiji
    Andrew C Steer
    Centre for International Child Health, University of Melbourne, Vic, 3052, Australia
    Bull World Health Organ 87:173-9. 2009
    ..To assess the sensitivity of an Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) algorithm to detect common skin conditions in children in Fiji...
  18. ncbi request reprint Acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease in Fiji: prospective surveillance, 2005-2007
    Andrew C Steer
    Centre for International Child Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Vic
    Med J Aust 190:133-5. 2009
    ..To determine the incidence and clinical features of acute rheumatic fever (ARF) in Fiji, and the clinical features of patients presenting to hospital in Fiji with rheumatic heart disease (RHD)...
  19. ncbi request reprint Control of rheumatic heart disease in the Pacific region
    Andrew Steer
    Centre for International Child Health
    Pac Health Dialog 13:49-55. 2006
    ..Finally it describes the current Pacific Rheumatic Heart Disease Control Program...
  20. pmc Prospective surveillance of invasive group a streptococcal disease, Fiji, 2005-2007
    Andrew C Steer
    University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Emerg Infect Dis 15:216-22. 2009
    ..Our data support the view that invasive GAS disease is common in developing countries and deserves increased public health attention...
  21. ncbi request reprint The global burden of group A streptococcal diseases
    Jonathan R Carapetis
    Centre for International Child Health, University of Melbourne, Department of Paediatrics and Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Royal Children s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    Lancet Infect Dis 5:685-94. 2005
    ..On a global scale, GAS is an important cause of morbidity and mortality. These data emphasise the need to reinforce current control strategies, develop new primary prevention strategies, and collect better data from developing countries...
  22. ncbi request reprint Group A streptococcal infections in children
    Andrew C Steer
    Centre for International Child Health, University of Melbourne, Department of Paediatrics, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Royal Children s Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 43:203-13. 2007
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  23. doi request reprint Focused cardiac ultrasound screening for rheumatic heart disease by briefly trained health workers: a study of diagnostic accuracy
    Daniel Engelman
    Centre for International Child Health, University of Melbourne, Royal Children s Hospital, Melbourne, Vic, Australia Group A Streptococcal Research, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, Vic, Australia Electronic address
    Lancet Glob Health 4:e386-94. 2016
    ..We aimed to investigate the accuracy of screening by non-expert operators using focused cardiac ultrasound (FoCUS)...
  24. pmc Detection of group a streptococcal pharyngitis by quantitative PCR
    Eileen M Dunne
    Pneumococcal Research, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Parkville, Vic, Australia
    BMC Infect Dis 13:312. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to develop a quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) assay for detecting GAS pharyngitis and assess its suitability for clinical diagnosis...
  25. doi request reprint Opportunities for Integrated Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases That Affect the Skin
    Daniel Engelman
    Centre for International Child Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia Group A Streptococcal Research, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia Electronic address
    Trends Parasitol 32:843-854. 2016
    ..Strong partnerships and political support and will be necessary to achieve these goals...
  26. doi request reprint Adherence to secondary antibiotic prophylaxis for patients with rheumatic heart disease diagnosed through screening in Fiji
    Daniel Engelman
    Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Vic, Australia
    Trop Med Int Health 21:1583-1591. 2016
    ..We aimed to investigate the adherence to SAP among young people with RHD diagnosed through echocardiographic screening in Fiji and to investigate factors associated with adherence...
  27. pmc Screening-detected rheumatic heart disease can progress to severe disease
    Daniel Engelman
    Department of Paediatrics, Centre for International Child Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Group A Streptococcal Research Group, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Department of General Medicine, Royal Children s Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Heart Asia 8:67-73. 2016
    ..Echocardiography is a sensitive test for rheumatic heart disease (RHD) screening; however the natural history of RHD detected on screening has not been established. We aimed to evaluate the progression of screening-detected RHD in Fiji...
  28. ncbi request reprint Awareness of rheumatic heart disease
    Andrew C Steer
    Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville 3052, Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
    Lancet 367:2118. 2006
  29. doi request reprint Evaluation of Computer-Based Training for Health Workers in Echocardiography for Rheumatic Heart Disease
    Daniel Engelman
    Department of Paediatrics, Centre for International Child Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia Group A Streptococcal Research, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia Electronic address
    Glob Heart . 2016
    ..The implementation of screening for rheumatic heart disease at a population-scale would require a considerable increase in human resources. Training nonexpert staff in echocardiography requires appropriate methods and materials...
  30. pmc The Prevalence of Scabies and Impetigo in the Solomon Islands: A Population-Based Survey
    Daniel S Mason
    Centre for International Child Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 10:e0004803. 2016
    ..Reports from several Pacific island countries show extremely high prevalence of these two conditions, but for many countries, including the Solomon Islands, there is a paucity of epidemiological data...
  31. pmc Screening for rheumatic heart disease: quality and agreement of focused cardiac ultrasound by briefly trained health workers
    Daniel Engelman
    Centre for International Child Health, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 16:30. 2016
    ..We aimed to evaluate the quality and agreement of FoCUS for valvular regurgitation by briefly trained health workers...
  32. doi request reprint Atlantooccipital septic arthritis complicating recurrent otitis media
    Zoe Asher
    Department of General Medicine, Royal Children s Hospital Melbourne, Flemington Road, Parkville, Victoria 3052, Melbourne, Australia
    Eur J Pediatr 172:123-5. 2013
    ..Otitis media is known to have a number of complications. We present the first reported case of atlantooccipital septic arthritis as a complication of Streptococcus pneumoniae otitis media in an 8-month-old boy...
  33. ncbi request reprint Acute hematogenous osteomyelitis in children: recognition and management
    Andrew C Steer
    Royal Children s Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Paediatr Drugs 6:333-46. 2004
    ..Close monitoring and follow-up for at least 2 years are advised to detect complications...
  34. pmc Correlates of Protection for M Protein-Based Vaccines against Group A Streptococcus
    Shu Ki Tsoi
    Group A Streptococcus Research Group, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Melbourne, VIC 3052, Australia
    J Immunol Res 2015:167089. 2015
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  35. doi request reprint Post-infectious group A streptococcal autoimmune syndromes and the heart
    William John Martin
    Inflammation Division, Water and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Parkville, VIC 3052, Australia Department of Medical Biology, University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC 3052, Australia Electronic address
    Autoimmun Rev 14:710-25. 2015
    ..We discuss a model for the pathogenesis of ARF and RHD in terms of current immunological concepts and the potential for application of in depth "omics" technologies to these ancient scourges. ..
  36. doi request reprint The treatment of imported malaria in children: an update
    Karen M Kiang
    Department of Paediatrics, Centre for International Child Health, University of Melbourne and Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, The Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, East Level 2, The Royal Children s Hospital, 50 Flemington Road, Parkville, VIC 3052, Australia
    Arch Dis Child Educ Pract Ed 98:7-15. 2013
    ..In these instances, conventional therapeutic regimens continue to be efficacious. Lastly, the use of primaquine for hypnozoite and gametocyte eradication is discussed...