F J Bowden

Summary

Affiliation: The Canberra Hospital
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. 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
  2. pmc Interventions for increasing chlamydia screening in primary care: a review
    Samitha Ginige
    Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    BMC Public Health 7:95. 2007
  3. 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
  4. pmc Telling partners about chlamydia: how acceptable are the new technologies?
    Carol A Hopkins
    Melbourne School of Population Health, The University of Melbourne, Carlton, Victoria, Australia
    BMC Infect Dis 10:58. 2010
  5. pmc Better than nothing? Patient-delivered partner therapy and partner notification for chlamydia: the views of Australian general practitioners
    Natasha L Pavlin
    Department of General Practice, The University of Melbourne, 200 Berkley Street, Carlton, Victoria, Australia
    BMC Infect Dis 10:274. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint When two tribes go to war
    Francis J Bowden
    Academic Unit of Internal Medicine, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia
    Med J Aust 191:690-1. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint "Let's not talk about sex": reconsidering the public health approach to sexually transmissible infections in remote Indigenous populations in Australia
    Francis J Bowden
    Academic Unit of Internal Medicine, Australian National University Medical School, Canberra, ACT, Australia
    Med J Aust 188:182-4. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Screening for Chlamydia trachomatis at the time of routine Pap smear in general practice: a cluster randomised controlled trial
    Francis J Bowden
    Academic Unit of Internal Medicine, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia
    Med J Aust 188:76-80. 2008
  9. pmc Trichomonas vaginalis epidemiology: parameterising and analysing a model of treatment interventions
    F J Bowden
    Wellcome Trust Centre for the Epidemiology of Infectious Disease, Oxford University
    Sex Transm Infect 76:248-56. 2000
  10. ncbi request reprint Infectious diseases. 6: Sexually transmitted infections: new diagnostic approaches and treatments
    Francis J Bowden
    Canberra Sexual Health Centre, Canberra Hospital, Garran, ACT 2605, Australia
    Med J Aust 176:551-7. 2002

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Publications38

  1. 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...
  2. pmc Interventions for increasing chlamydia screening in primary care: a review
    Samitha Ginige
    Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    BMC Public Health 7:95. 2007
    ..Our aim was to review the evidence for specific interventions aimed at increasing chlamydia screening rates in primary care...
  3. 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...
  4. pmc Telling partners about chlamydia: how acceptable are the new technologies?
    Carol A Hopkins
    Melbourne School of Population Health, The University of Melbourne, Carlton, Victoria, Australia
    BMC Infect Dis 10:58. 2010
    ..This study explored the use and acceptability of different partner notification methods to help inform the development of strategies and resources to increase the number of partners notified...
  5. pmc Better than nothing? Patient-delivered partner therapy and partner notification for chlamydia: the views of Australian general practitioners
    Natasha L Pavlin
    Department of General Practice, The University of Melbourne, 200 Berkley Street, Carlton, Victoria, Australia
    BMC Infect Dis 10:274. 2010
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint When two tribes go to war
    Francis J Bowden
    Academic Unit of Internal Medicine, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia
    Med J Aust 191:690-1. 2009
    ..Surgeons v physicians: when push comes to shove, there's "us" and there's "them"..
  7. ncbi request reprint "Let's not talk about sex": reconsidering the public health approach to sexually transmissible infections in remote Indigenous populations in Australia
    Francis J Bowden
    Academic Unit of Internal Medicine, Australian National University Medical School, Canberra, ACT, Australia
    Med J Aust 188:182-4. 2008
    ..We also recommend a parallel program of health promotion and "life skills" education and outline the arguments for such a departure from currently accepted public health policy...
  8. ncbi request reprint Screening for Chlamydia trachomatis at the time of routine Pap smear in general practice: a cluster randomised controlled trial
    Francis J Bowden
    Academic Unit of Internal Medicine, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia
    Med J Aust 188:76-80. 2008
    ..To determine whether asking general practitioners to offer chlamydia screening at the same time as Pap screening increases chlamydia screening rates...
  9. pmc Trichomonas vaginalis epidemiology: parameterising and analysing a model of treatment interventions
    F J Bowden
    Wellcome Trust Centre for the Epidemiology of Infectious Disease, Oxford University
    Sex Transm Infect 76:248-56. 2000
    ..Trichomonas vaginalis, which affects at least 170 million individuals globally, may increase the risk of transmission of HIV and predispose pregnant women to premature rupture of membranes and early labour...
  10. ncbi request reprint Infectious diseases. 6: Sexually transmitted infections: new diagnostic approaches and treatments
    Francis J Bowden
    Canberra Sexual Health Centre, Canberra Hospital, Garran, ACT 2605, Australia
    Med J Aust 176:551-7. 2002
    ..6. Treatment of primary genital herpes changes the clinical course, and long-term suppressive therapy is effective for those with multiple recurrences. New technologies have made diagnosis and screening easier for patients and clinicians..
  11. pmc Donovanosis in Australia: going, going
    F J Bowden
    Sex Transm Infect 81:365-6. 2005
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  12. ncbi request reprint Reconsidering HIV testing--consent is still the key
    Francis J Bowden
    Australian National University Medical School and Canberra Sexual Health Centre, The Canberra Hospital, Australia
    Sex Health 2:165-7. 2005
    ..Reframing the process with a focus on the desired result (i.e. informed consent for voluntary testing) rather than on the process (i.e. pre-test counselling) could be one way to increase the rate of appropriate testing...
  13. ncbi request reprint Sexually transmitted infections, blood-borne viruses and risk behaviour in an Australian senior high school population--the SHLiRP study
    Francis J Bowden
    Canberra Sexual Health Centre, The Canberra Hospital, PO Box 11, Woden, ACT 2605, Australia
    Sex Health 2:229-36. 2005
    ..To determine the feasibility and acceptability of screening for sexually transmitted infections and blood-borne viruses and to study the profile of sexual activity and other risk behaviours in a senior high school population...
  14. ncbi request reprint Community-based sexual health care works: a review of the ACT outreach program
    Christine J Sturrock
    Masters of Applied Epidemiology Program, National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, ANU College of Medicine and Health Science, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 2600, Australia
    Sex Health 4:201-4. 2007
    ..In recognition of this, a collaborative project offering sexual health care in various outreach settings frequented by these groups was developed...
  15. doi request reprint Prevalence of Mycoplasma genitalium in health clinic attendees complaining of vaginal discharge in Bangladesh
    S Rahman
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, The Australian National University, and Academic Unit of Internal Medicine, The Canberra Hospital, Canberra, Australia
    Int J STD AIDS 19:772-4. 2008
    ..genitalium in Bangladesh. Although the prevalence of this infection is low in the population tested, further research into this pathogen in other Bangladeshi populations is justified...
  16. doi request reprint Penile cellulitis due to community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in an HIV-positive man
    E A Sturgiss
    Canberra Sexual Health Centre, The Canberra Hospital, Yamba Drive, Garran, Australia
    Int J STD AIDS 19:423-4. 2008
    ..Discussion focuses on the importance of recognizing this pathogen in the sexual health setting and possible causes of penile cellulitis...
  17. ncbi request reprint Ethambutol toxicity manifesting as acute onset psychosis
    S J Martin
    Canberra Sexual Health Centre, The Canberra Hospital, Canberra, ACT, Australia
    Int J STD AIDS 18:287-8. 2007
    ..A 40-year-old man with advanced HIV infection and Mycobacterium avium complex infection experienced rapid cognitive decline after commencement of ethambutol, and symptoms fully resolved with cessation...
  18. ncbi request reprint Profound lymphopenia and bacteraemia
    C A Hawkins
    Department of Clinical Immunology, The Canberra Hospital, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
    Intern Med J 36:385-8. 2006
    ..This suggests previously unrecognized mechanisms of subversion of immunity by pathogens and might explain the comorbidity of blood stream infection with bacteria...
  19. ncbi request reprint The importance of chlamydial infections in obstetrics and gynaecology: an update
    Marian J Currie
    Academic Unit of Internal Medicine, Australian National University, Australia
    Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 47:2-8. 2007
    ..Current screening and management methods are outlined. Obstetricians and gynaecologists are ideally placed to play a major role in the primary prevention of this significant sexually transmitted infection...
  20. pmc Pooling of clinical specimens prior to testing for Chlamydia trachomatis by PCR is accurate and cost saving
    Marian J Currie
    ACT Pathology, The Canberra Hospital, Woden ACT, Australia
    J Clin Microbiol 42:4866-7. 2004
    ..There was a 60% reduction in tests without significant loss of accuracy. The efficiency of pooling vaginal swabs is demonstrated for the first time...
  21. doi request reprint 'Show me the money': financial incentives increase chlamydia screening rates among tertiary students: a pilot study
    Marian J Currie
    Academic Unit of Internal Medicine, Australian National University Medical School, Canberra Clinical School, Canberra Hospital, Woden, ACT, Australia
    Sex Health 7:60-5. 2010
    ..We hypothesise that text-messaging and financial incentives would increase tertiary student participation in chlamydia screening...
  22. doi request reprint Prevalence of other sexually transmissible infections in patients with newly diagnosed anogenital warts in a sexual health clinic
    Elizabeth A Sturgiss
    Canberra Sexual Health Centre, The Canberra Hospital, Garran, ACT, Australia
    Sex Health 7:55-9. 2010
    ..The present study determines the prevalence of other sexually transmissible infections in patients newly diagnosed with warts who may not have presented for screening without the impetus of a genital lump...
  23. ncbi request reprint An audit of contact tracing for cases of chlamydia in the Australian Capital Territory
    Danelle O England
    Canberra Clinical School, University of Sydney, PO Box 11, Woden, ACT 2606, Australia
    Sex Health 2:255-8. 2005
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  24. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of genital human papillomavirus DNA in a sample of senior school-aged women in the Australian Capital Territory
    Elissa J O'Keefe
    Canberra Sexual Health Centre, The Canberra Hospital, Woden, ACT, Australia
    Sex Health 3:91-4. 2006
    ....
  25. ncbi request reprint Screening for chlamydia and gonorrhoea in men who have sex with men in clinical and non-clinical settings
    Marian J Currie
    Academic Unit of Internal Medicine, Australian National University Medical School, Canberra Clinical School, The Canberra Hospital, Woden, ACT
    Sex Health 3:123-6. 2006
    ..Our aim was to determine the rate of positive chlamydia and gonorrhoea tests in this population in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT)...
  26. ncbi request reprint Screening for chlamydia with the Pap test
    Helen Toyne
    The School of General Practice, Rural, and Indigenous Health, Australian National University Medical School, Tuggeranong, ACT
    Aust Fam Physician 35:743-4. 2006
    ..It is timely to consider the overall benefit of the Pap test in this group for whom rates of cervical cancer are extremely low...
  27. ncbi request reprint A cluster of nocardial brain abscesses
    Karina J Kennedy
    Department of Infectious Diseases, The Canberra Hospital, Australian Capital Territory 2606, Australia
    Surg Neurol 68:43-9; discussion 49. 2007
    ..Cerebral nocardiosis is an uncommon clinical entity, representing only 2% of all cerebral abscesses. It is an illness associated with significant morbidity and mortality...
  28. ncbi request reprint Factors prompting men subsequently diagnosed with chlamydia to use a sexual health service
    Yves Brandenburger
    Australian National University, Medical School, The Canberra Hospital, Woden, ACT 2606, Australia
    Sex Health 4:77-8. 2007
  29. ncbi request reprint Delayed diagnosis of HIV: missed opportunities and triggers for testing in the Australian Capital Territory
    Elizabeth A McDonald
    University of Sydney Medical Program, The Canberra Clinical School, The Canberra Hospital, PO Box 11, Woden, ACT 2606, Australia
    Sex Health 3:291-5. 2006
    ..To determine (i) the rate of delayed HIV diagnosis; (ii) the missed opportunities for HIV diagnosis; and (iii) to identify who initiates HIV testing and what triggers them to do so...
  30. ncbi request reprint Electrocardiographic myocardial infarction pattern in overwhelming post-splenectomy sepsis due to Capnocytophaga canimorsus
    I Mitchell
    Intensive Care Unit, Canberra Hospital, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
    Intern Med J 32:415-8. 2002
  31. ncbi request reprint Temporal associations with declining Trichomonas vaginalis diagnosis rates among women in the state of Victoria, Australia, 1947 to 2005
    John Marrone
    School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Sex Transm Dis 35:572-6. 2008
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  32. ncbi request reprint Australian sexual health practitioners' use of chaperones for genital examinations: a survey of attitudes and practice
    Danielle C Newton
    School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, VIC 3010, Australia
    Sex Health 4:95-7. 2007
    ..To examine the current practice and attitudes of Australian sexual health practitioners towards the use of chaperones for genital examinations...
  33. ncbi request reprint Controlling HIV in Indigenous Australians
    Francis J Bowden
    Med J Aust 183:116-7. 2005
    ..We know what to do, but doing it is the challenge...
  34. ncbi request reprint The prevalence of genital Chlamydia trachomatis in Australia 1997-2004: a systematic review
    Claire M Vajdic
    National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Sex Health 2:169-83. 2005
    ..To determine by systematic review the prevalence of genital chlamydial infection in Australia between 1997 and 2004...
  35. ncbi request reprint An epidemic of infection, not just testing: chlamydia prevalence estimates in the Australian Capital Territory 1998-2004
    Marian J Currie
    Aust N Z J Public Health 30:286-7. 2006
  36. ncbi request reprint Screening for hepatitis C in sexual health clinic attendees
    M Cristina Mapagu
    Westmead Hospital, PO Box 533, Wentworthville, NSW 2145, Australia
    Sex Health 5:73-6. 2008
    ..Screening for HCV in sexual health clinics may be based on risk assessment or universal screening. The aim of this audit was to explore the value of routine HCV screening in a sexual health centre population...
  37. ncbi request reprint Medical handover
    Francis J Bowden
    Med J Aust 184:477-8. 2006
  38. ncbi request reprint Prostate cancer screening and bacteraemia
    Francis J Bowden
    Med J Aust 188:60. 2008