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Self-collection: an appropriate alternative during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic
BACKGROUND Swabs for SARS-CoV-2 are routinely collected by health care workers, putting them at risk of infection and requiring use of personal protective equipment (PPE). Self-collected swabs offerExpand
First Australian case of disseminated Mycobacterium chimaera infection post-cardiothoracic surgery
A 68 year old female patient was diagnosed with disseminated Mycobacterium chimaera infection 13 months following open cardiothoracic surgery that involved the insertion of a mitral annuloplastyExpand
Self-collection: An appropriate alternative during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic
Abstract Objectives To evaluate the reliability of self-collection for SARS-CoV-2 and other respiratory viruses because swabExpand
Genomic Characteristics of NDM-Producing Enterobacteriaceae Isolates in Australia and Their blaNDM Genetic Contexts
ABSTRACT blaNDM has been reported in different Enterobacteriaceae species and on numerous plasmid replicon types (Inc). Plasmid replicon typing, in combination with genomic characteristics of theExpand
Infectious diseases consultations at an Australian Tertiary Hospital: a review of 11 511 inpatient consultations
Infectious diseases (ID) clinicians provide an important service within tertiary hospitals. However, as a largely consultation‐based service, their value can be difficult to evaluate.
Risk factors for urinary catheter associated bloodstream infection.
OBJECTIVES Urinary catheter associated bloodstream infection (UCABSI) causes significant morbidity, mortality and healthcare costs. We aimed to define the risk factors for UCABSI. METHODS AExpand
Even high-dose extended infusions may not yield desired concentrations of β-lactams: the value of therapeutic drug monitoring
Abstract A 35-year-old patient in intensive care with severe burn injury developed episodes of sepsis. Blood culture yielded a multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa and treatment was commencedExpand
Non-culture methods for detecting infection.
Culture-independent diagnostic techniques are increasingly used in clinical laboratories. They have improved turnaround times and are generally more sensitive than culture. Their relative ease ofExpand
Intensive infection control responses and whole genome sequencing to interrupt and resolve widespread transmission of OXA-181 Escherichia coli in a hospital setting
Background OXA-48-like carbapenemases have become increasingly prevalent in healthcare settings worldwide. Their low-level activity against carbapenems makes them difficult to identify, causingExpand
First case report of human infection with Mycobacterium stomatepiae
Introduction We describe the first detailed case report of human infection with Mycobacterium stomatepiae. Infection with non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) related to M. stomatepiae is wellExpand