Andrew D Jardine

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A consensus meeting was held in Vienna on September 8-9, 2013, to discuss diagnostic and therapeutic challenges surrounding development of diabetes mellitus after transplantation. The International Expert Panel comprised 24 transplant nephrologists, surgeons, diabetologists and clinical scientists, which met with the aim to review previous guidelines in(More)
BACKGROUND In randomized controlled trials and postmarketing studies the heptavalent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (7vPCV) has been shown to reduce myringotomy with ventilation tube insertion (MVTI) procedures in a 4-dose schedule. In Australia, a 3-dose schedule at 2, 4, and 6 months of age is routinely used in non-Indigenous children. Our aim was to(More)
Human polyomaviruses (HPyVs) are a growing challenge in immunocompromised patients in view of the increasing number of now 12 HPyV species and their diverse disease potential. Currently, histological evidence of disease is available for BKPyV causing nephropathy and haemorrhagic cystitis, JCPyV causing progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy and(More)
BACKGROUND Postmarketing surveillance of heptavalent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (7vPCV) has shown significant reductions in admissions coded as pneumonia in countries where a booster dose is given in the second year of life. In Australia, a 3-dose primary schedule at 2, 4, and 6 months of age without a booster has been funded nationally for(More)
The importance of Equipment Maintenance and Replacement strategies addressing system reliability issues in North American power grids is growing. The reliability of these grids typically comprises lightning and weather induced outages, trees, animals and equipment deterioration. Vegetation management, automation (especially in distribution), insulation(More)
Broad-scale clearing of native vegetation for agriculture in southwestern Australia has resulted in severe ecosystem degradation, which has been compounded by the subsequent development of large areas of dryland salinity; decreased transevaporation allows the water table to rise, dissolving ancient aeolian salt deposits and creating saline surface pools.(More)
Ecological interactions are fundamental to the transmission of infectious disease. Arboviruses are particularly elegant examples, where rich arrays of mechanisms influence transmission between vectors and hosts. Research on host contributions to the ecology of arboviral diseases has been undertaken within multiple subdisciplines, but significant gaps in(More)
BACKGROUND Gastroenteritis is an important cause of morbidity in both adults and children worldwide. Although the burden of morbidity and mortality is highest in developing countries, gastroenteritis is still a significant cause of morbidity in Australia, particularly in young children. The aims of the present study were to determine the incidence of(More)
An important approach to protecting infants against pertussis is to provide a booster vaccination to close contacts, however this strategy requires a good understanding of infection sources to be effective. The objective of this study was to identify the most important sources of transmission of pertussis infection to infants, regardless of hospitalisation(More)
Clearing of native vegetation for agriculture has left 1.047 million hectares of southwest Western Australia affected by dryland salinity, and this area may expand up to a further 1.7–3.4 million hectares if trends continue. Ecosystems in saline-affected regions display many of the classic characteristics of Ecosystem Distress Syndrome, one outcome of which(More)