Dale A Fisher

Summary

Affiliation: National University of Singapore
Country: Singapore

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy (OPAT) in Asia: missing an opportunity
    Dale Fisher
    Infectious Disease Division, Department of Medicine, National University Hospital, Singapore
    J Antimicrob Chemother . 2017
  2. pmc Medicine and the future of health: reflecting on the past to forge ahead
    Dale Fisher
    Infectious Disease Division, Department of Medicine, National University Hospital National University Health Systems, 1E Kent Ridge Rd, Singapore, 119228, Singapore
    BMC Med 14:169. 2016
  3. pmc Progression from new methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonisation to infection: an observational study in a hospital cohort
    Michelle N D Balm
    Infection Control Team, National University Hospital, Singapore, Singapore
    BMC Infect Dis 13:491. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Sustained meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus control in a hyper-endemic tertiary acute care hospital with infrastructure challenges in Singapore
    D Fisher
    Department of Medicine, National University Health System, Singapore Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore Infection Control Team, National University Health System, Singapore Electronic address
    J Hosp Infect 85:141-8. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Automated measures of hand hygiene compliance among healthcare workers using ultrasound: validation and a randomized controlled trial
    Dale A Fisher
    Department of Medicine, National University Health System, Singapore
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 34:919-28. 2013
  6. ncbi request reprint Outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy in Singapore
    D A Fisher
    Department of Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 28:545-50. 2006
  7. pmc Confirmed adult dengue deaths in Singapore: 5-year multi-center retrospective study
    Yee Sin Leo
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore
    BMC Infect Dis 11:123. 2011
  8. ncbi request reprint Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus control in Singapore: moving forward
    Lynette A Pereira
    Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University Singapore, Singapore
    Ann Acad Med Singapore 37:891-6. 2008
  9. doi request reprint Nephrotoxicity of continuous versus intermittent infusion of vancomycin in outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy
    Paul R Ingram
    Department of Medicine, National University Hospital, Singapore Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 34:570-4. 2009
  10. doi request reprint A cost analysis of Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy (OPAT): an Asian perspective
    Candice Yong
    Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Science, National University of Singapore, 18 Science Drive 4, 117543 Singapore, Singapore
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 33:46-51. 2009

Collaborators

  • Paul A Tambyah
  • Jing Zhang
  • Ethan E Bodle
  • Khek Yu Ho
  • R Jureen
  • Li Yang Hsu
  • P L Lim
  • Michelle N D Balm
  • A Kurup
  • W Lee
  • David C Lye
  • Paul R Ingram
  • Yee Sin Leo
  • Vincent H Tam
  • Lynette A Pereira
  • Mohamad Ali Trad
  • Chen Yu Tsai
  • Sophia Archuleta
  • Zuraidah Sulaiman
  • Sharon Salmon
  • Tun Linn Thein
  • James S Molton
  • Ayesha J Verrall
  • Victor C Gan
  • Jenny G Low
  • Candice Yong
  • Yock Young Dan
  • Annabelle D Donaldson
  • Joshua K X Tay
  • Monica Chan
  • Shire Yang Tan
  • Lihua H Zhong
  • Ryan M Llorin
  • Matilda Gertrude Gunalan
  • Siew Cheng Wong
  • Paul A Macary
  • Daniel Say Liang Lim
  • Soon Boon Justin Wong
  • Kia Joo Puan
  • Ka Hang Liong
  • Na Li
  • Helen M L Oh
  • Brenda S P Ang
  • Moi Lin Ling
  • Siu Yin Lee
  • Xiao Bei Wang
  • Joshua G X Wong
  • Theresa Seetoh
  • Lihua Zhong
  • Ryan Llorin
  • Rajmohan L Narayanan
  • Vernon J Lee
  • Tun L Thein
  • Helen M Oh
  • Yue Sie Wong
  • Wai Leng Chow
  • Lubna Razak
  • Joe Sim
  • Raymond Lin
  • Li Jia Liang
  • Douglas Su Gin Chan
  • Shu Chuen Li
  • Grant E Sklar
  • Wei Ping Goh
  • Jeremy Lim
  • Malcolm Mahadevan
  • Toon Mae Ng
  • Wei P Goh
  • Raymond V T P Lin
  • Gamini Kumarasinghe

Detail Information

Publications22

  1. doi request reprint Outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy (OPAT) in Asia: missing an opportunity
    Dale Fisher
    Infectious Disease Division, Department of Medicine, National University Hospital, Singapore
    J Antimicrob Chemother . 2017
    ..In that survey we also sought to explore the capacity and interest of these facilities in developing systematized OPAT services...
  2. pmc Medicine and the future of health: reflecting on the past to forge ahead
    Dale Fisher
    Infectious Disease Division, Department of Medicine, National University Hospital National University Health Systems, 1E Kent Ridge Rd, Singapore, 119228, Singapore
    BMC Med 14:169. 2016
    ..The Medicine and the Future of Health article collection is a joint collection between BMC Medicine and Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice. Therefore, this Editorial by the guest editors has been published in both journals...
  3. pmc Progression from new methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonisation to infection: an observational study in a hospital cohort
    Michelle N D Balm
    Infection Control Team, National University Hospital, Singapore, Singapore
    BMC Infect Dis 13:491. 2013
    ..At present, there are limited data on the duration or magnitude of this risk in a hospital population with a known time of MRSA acquisition...
  4. doi request reprint Sustained meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus control in a hyper-endemic tertiary acute care hospital with infrastructure challenges in Singapore
    D Fisher
    Department of Medicine, National University Health System, Singapore Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore Infection Control Team, National University Health System, Singapore Electronic address
    J Hosp Infect 85:141-8. 2013
    ..Approximately 5% of our hospital beds are used as isolation facilities...
  5. doi request reprint Automated measures of hand hygiene compliance among healthcare workers using ultrasound: validation and a randomized controlled trial
    Dale A Fisher
    Department of Medicine, National University Health System, Singapore
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 34:919-28. 2013
    ..The secondary objective was to assess the impact of audio reminders and quantified individual feedback...
  6. ncbi request reprint Outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy in Singapore
    D A Fisher
    Department of Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 28:545-50. 2006
    ..Our three services have evolved independently into very similar practices. There is potential for further innovation, including outreach and carer-delivered dosing. However, major financial disincentives require review...
  7. pmc Confirmed adult dengue deaths in Singapore: 5-year multi-center retrospective study
    Yee Sin Leo
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore
    BMC Infect Dis 11:123. 2011
    ..A new WHO 2009 guideline emphasized warning signs and a wider range of severe dengue manifestations. We aim to evaluate the utility of these two guidelines in confirmed adult dengue fatalities...
  8. ncbi request reprint Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus control in Singapore: moving forward
    Lynette A Pereira
    Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University Singapore, Singapore
    Ann Acad Med Singapore 37:891-6. 2008
    ..Currently, efforts are evolving significantly and today, we have a good opportunity to embark on this difficult journey. Implementing infection control initiatives successfully over the next few years will save lives in the future...
  9. doi request reprint Nephrotoxicity of continuous versus intermittent infusion of vancomycin in outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy
    Paul R Ingram
    Department of Medicine, National University Hospital, Singapore Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 34:570-4. 2009
    ..Both groups received a similar cumulative vancomycin dose. In adult OPAT patients with normal renal function, vancomycin CI was associated with a slower onset of nephrotoxicity...
  10. doi request reprint A cost analysis of Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy (OPAT): an Asian perspective
    Candice Yong
    Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Science, National University of Singapore, 18 Science Drive 4, 117543 Singapore, Singapore
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 33:46-51. 2009
    ..001). There was no difference in outcomes between the two groups. OPAT is a viable alternative to inpatient care as it is safe, effective and results in lower daily costs. The trend to longer treatment courses is worthy of further review...
  11. doi request reprint Efficacy of continuous infusion of vancomycin for the outpatient treatment of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections
    Ayesha J Verrall
    University Medicine Cluster, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    J Antimicrob Chemother 67:2970-3. 2012
    ..We compared outcomes of patients treated with continuous infusion and intermittent infusion of vancomycin...
  12. ncbi request reprint Ertapenem in outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy for complicated urinary tract infections
    Mohamad Ali Trad
    a Division of Infectious Diseases, University Medicine Cluster, National University Hospital, Singapore, Singapore
    J Chemother . 2016
    ..We assessed the microbiological and clinical cure rates associated with ertapenem treatment for cUTIs in two outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) departments...
  13. doi request reprint Risk factors for nephrotoxicity associated with continuous vancomycin infusion in outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy
    Paul R Ingram
    Department of Medicine, National University Hospital, Singapore
    J Antimicrob Chemother 62:168-71. 2008
    ..We investigated the risk factors associated with nephrotoxicity in this setting...
  14. pmc Cost-effectiveness analysis of hospital infection control response to an epidemic respiratory virus threat
    Yock Young Dan
    National University Health System, Singapore
    Emerg Infect Dis 15:1909-16. 2009
    ..A calibrated approach in accordance with viral characteristics and community risks may help refine responses to future epidemics...
  15. doi request reprint The global spread of healthcare-associated multidrug-resistant bacteria: a perspective from Asia
    James S Molton
    Division of Infectious Diseases, National University Health System, Level 10, Department of Medicine, 1E Kent Ridge Road, Singapore 119228
    Clin Infect Dis 56:1310-8. 2013
    ..As the antibiotic pipeline offers little in the short term, our most important tools against the spread of antibiotic resistant organisms are intensified infection control, surveillance, and antimicrobial stewardship...
  16. pmc A novel approach to improve hand hygiene compliance of student nurses
    Sharon Salmon
    Infection Control Team, National University Health System, 1E Kent Ridge Rd, Singapore 119228, Singapore
    Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 2:16. 2013
    ..The training was based on the World Health Organisation (WHO) "My 5 moments for hand hygiene" approach. Upon completion students completed an anonymous questionnaire to evaluate their learning experience...
  17. doi request reprint Carbapenems and subsequent multiresistant bloodstream infection: does treatment duration matter?
    Annabelle D Donaldson
    Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, 5 Lower Kent Ridge Road, Singapore 119074, Singapore
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 34:246-51. 2009
    ..Strategies that depend primarily on reducing broad-spectrum antibiotic duration may be inadequate in preventing the emergence of MDR organisms...
  18. doi request reprint Type I IFNs and IL-18 regulate the antiviral response of primary human γδ T cells against dendritic cells infected with Dengue virus
    Chen Yu Tsai
    Department of Microbiology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore 117545, Republic of Singapore
    J Immunol 194:3890-900. 2015
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  19. ncbi request reprint Screening for vancomycin-resistant enterococci using stools sent for Clostridium difficile cytotoxin assay is effective: results of a survey of 300 Patients in a large Singapore Teaching Hospital
    Joshua K X Tay
    Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Ann Acad Med Singapore 36:926-9. 2007
    ..To assess the efficacy of screening stools sent for Clostridium difficile cytotoxin assay (CDTA) for surveillance of vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE)...
  20. pmc Risk factors for fatality among confirmed adult dengue inpatients in Singapore: a matched case-control study
    Tun Linn Thein
    Communicable Disease Center, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
    PLoS ONE 8:e81060. 2013
    ..To identify demographic, clinical and laboratory risk factors for death due to dengue fever in adult patients in Singapore...
  21. doi request reprint Dengue management: practical and safe hospital-based outpatient care
    Paul R Ingram
    Department of Medicine, National University Hospital, 5 Lower Kent Ridge Road, Singapore 119074, Singapore
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 103:203-5. 2009
    ..In the first five months, this predominantly nurse-operated, protocol-based clinic enrolled 118 adults, or 35% of patients who would have ordinarily received inpatient care. This resulted in 207 bed-days saved without adverse events...
  22. pmc Pseudo-outbreak of Rhizobium radiobacter infection resulting from laboratory contamination of saline solution
    Lynette A Pereira
    Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University Singapore, Singapore
    J Clin Microbiol 47:2256-9. 2009
    ..The episode resolved with autoclaving of the dispenser. This demonstrates the importance of timely, thorough investigation of unusual organisms, particularly when they appear as a cluster...