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Anja Werno

Acting Chief of Pathology & Laboratories, CHL
Clinical Senior Lecturer

MD (Germany), PhD (Otago), FRCPA

Email: anja.werno@cdhb.health.nz 

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Publications

Murdoch, D. R., Werno, A. M., & Jennings, L. C. (2019). Microbiological diagnosis of respiratory illness: Recent advances. In R. Wilmott, A. Bush, R. Deterding, F. Ratjen, P. Sly, H. Zar & H. Li (Eds.), Kendig's disorders of the respiratory tract in children. (9 ed.) (pp. 396-405.e3). Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-323-44887-1.00022-5

Barratt, K., Anderson, T. P., Fahey, J. A., Jennings, L. C., Werno, A. M., & Murdoch, D. R. (2017). Comparison of the fast track diagnostics respiratory 21 and Seegene Allplex multiplex polymerase chain reaction assays for the detection of respiratory viruses. British Journal of Biomedical Science, 74(2), 85-89. doi: 10.1080/09674845.2017.1278885

Dobinson, H. C., Anderson, T. P., Chambers, S. T., Doogue, M. P., Seaward, L., & Werno, A. M. (2015). Antimicrobial treatment options for granulomatous mastitis caused by Corynebacterium species. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 53(9), 2895-2899. doi: 10.1128/jcm.00760-15

Kennedy, N., Chambers, S. T., Nolan, I., Gallagher, K., Werno, A., Browne, M., & Stamp, L. K. (2015). Native joint septic arthritis: Epidemiology, clinical features, and microbiological causes in a New Zealand population. Journal of Rheumatology, 42(12), 2392-2397. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.150434

Darlow, B., Campbell, N., Austin, N., Chin, A., Grigg, C., Skidmore, C., … Walls, T., … Werno, A. (2015). The prevention of early-onset neonatal group B streptococcus infection: New Zealand Consensus Guidelines 2014. New Zealand Medical Journal, 128(1425). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Chapter in Book - Research

Murdoch, D. R., Werno, A. M., & Jennings, L. C. (2019). Microbiological diagnosis of respiratory illness: Recent advances. In R. Wilmott, A. Bush, R. Deterding, F. Ratjen, P. Sly, H. Zar & H. Li (Eds.), Kendig's disorders of the respiratory tract in children. (9 ed.) (pp. 396-405.e3). Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-323-44887-1.00022-5

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Journal - Research Article

Barratt, K., Anderson, T. P., Fahey, J. A., Jennings, L. C., Werno, A. M., & Murdoch, D. R. (2017). Comparison of the fast track diagnostics respiratory 21 and Seegene Allplex multiplex polymerase chain reaction assays for the detection of respiratory viruses. British Journal of Biomedical Science, 74(2), 85-89. doi: 10.1080/09674845.2017.1278885

Dobinson, H. C., Anderson, T. P., Chambers, S. T., Doogue, M. P., Seaward, L., & Werno, A. M. (2015). Antimicrobial treatment options for granulomatous mastitis caused by Corynebacterium species. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 53(9), 2895-2899. doi: 10.1128/jcm.00760-15

Kennedy, N., Chambers, S. T., Nolan, I., Gallagher, K., Werno, A., Browne, M., & Stamp, L. K. (2015). Native joint septic arthritis: Epidemiology, clinical features, and microbiological causes in a New Zealand population. Journal of Rheumatology, 42(12), 2392-2397. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.150434

Hanieh, S., Hamaluba, M., Kelly, D. F., Metz, J. A., Wyres, K. L., Fisher, R., … Werno, A. M., … Murdoch, D. R., … Pollard, A. J. (2014). Streptococcus pneumoniae carriage prevalence in Nepal: Evaluation of a method for delayed transport of samples from remote regions and implications for vaccine implementation. PLoS ONE, 9(6), e98739. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0098739

Murdoch, D. R., Podmore, R. G., Anderson, T. P., Barratt, K., Maze, M. J., French, K. E., … Chambers, S. T., & Werno, A. M. (2013). Impact of routine systematic polymerase chain reaction testing on case finding for Legionnaires' disease: A pre-post comparison study. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 57(9), 1275-1281. doi: 10.1093/cid/cit504

Anderson, T. P., Werno, A. M., Barratt, K., Mahagamasekera, P., Murdoch, D. R., & Jennings, L. C. (2013). Comparison of four multiplex PCR assays for the detection of viral pathogens in respiratory specimens. Journal of Virological Methods, 191(2), 118-121. doi: 10.1016/j.jviromet.2013.04.005

Werno, A. M., Anderson, T. P., & Murdoch, D. R. (2012). Association between pneumococcal load and disease severity in adults with pneumonia. Journal of Medical Microbiology, 61(8), 1129-1135. doi: 10.1099/jmm.0.044107-0

Werno, A. M., Christner, M., Anderson, T. P., & Murdoch, D. R. (2012). Differentiation of Streptococcus pneumoniae from nonpneumococcal Streptococci of the Streptococcus mitis group by matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization - time of flight mass spectrometry. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 50(9), 2863-2867. doi: 10.1128/jcm.00508-12

Werno, A. M., Lewis, J. G., George, P. M., & Murdoch, D. R. (2012). Immune reactivity of four monoclonal and two polyclonal antibodies raised against recombinant pneumococcal surface adhesin A. Hybridoma, 31(3), 168-175. doi: 10.1089/hyb.2011.0111

Williams, E. J., Lewis, J., John, T., Hoe, J. C., Yu, L., Dongol, S., … Werno, A. M., Murdoch, D. R., … Pollard, A. J. (2011). Haemophilus influenzae type b carriage and novel bacterial population structure among children in urban Kathmandu, Nepal. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 49(4), 1323-1330. doi: 10.1128/jcm.02200-10

Malbruny, B., Werno, A. M., Murdoch, D. R., Leclercq, R., & Cattoir, V. (2011). Cross-resistance to lincosamides, streptogramins A, and pleuromutilins due to the lsa(C) gene in Streptococcus agalactiae UCN70. Antimicrobial Agents & Chemotherapy, 55(4), 1470-1474. doi: 10.1128/AAC.01068-10

Kelly, D. F., Thorson, S., Maskey, M., Mahat, S., Shrestha, U., Hamaluba, M., … Werno, A. M., … Murdoch, D. R., & Pollard, A. J. (2011). The burden of vaccine-preventable invasive bacterial infections and pneumonia in children admitted to hospital in urban Nepal. International Journal of Infectious Diseases, 15(1), e17-e23. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2010.05.021

Williams, D., Begg, A., Burgess, K., Hider, M., Jennings, L., ..., Pithie, A., … Werno, A. (2010). Influenza H1N1 2009 in Canterbury: A case study in pandemic response co-ordination. Journal of Primary Health Care, 2(4), 323-329.

Williams, E. J., Thorson, S., Maskey, M., Mahat, S., Hamaluba, M., Dongol, S., Werno, A. M., … Murdoch, D. R. (2009). Hospital-based surveillance of invasive pneumococcal disease among young children in urban Nepal. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 48(Suppl. 2), S114-S122. doi: 10.1086/596488

Werno, A. M., & Murdoch, D. R. (2008). Laboratory diagnosis of invasive pneumococcal disease. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 46(6), 926-932. doi: 10.1086/528798

Jennings, L. C., Anderson, T. P., Beynon, K. A., Chua, A., Laing, R. T. R., Werno, A. M., … Chambers, S. T., & Murdoch, D. R. (2008). Incidence and characteristics of viral community-acquired pneumonia in adults. Thorax, 63(1), 42-48. doi: 10.1136/thx.2006.075077

Evans, G. E., Beynon, K. A., Chua, A., Anderson, T. P., Werno, A. M., Jennings, L. C., … Murdoch, D. R. (2006). Comparison of real-time PCR with culture and EIA for the diagnosis of mucocutaneous infections with herpes simplex virus. New Zealand Journal of Medical Laboratory Science, 60(3), 92-96.

Werno, A. M., Anderson, T. P., Chambers, S. T., Laird, H. M., & Murdoch, D. R. (2005). Recurrent breast abscess caused by Gordonia bronchialis in an immunocompetent patient. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 43(6), 3009-3010.

Richards, D. A., Toop, L. J., Epton, M. J., McGeoch, G. R. B., Town, G. I., Wynn-Thomas, S. M. H., Dawson, R. D., Hlavac, M. C., Werno, A. M., & Abernethy, P. D. (2005). Home management of mild to moderately severe community-acquired pneumonia: A randomised controlled trial. Medical Journal of Australia, 183(5), 235-238.

Werno, A. M., Anderson, T. P., Jennings, L. C., Jackson, P. M., & Murdoch, D. R. (2004). Human metapneumovirus in children with bronchiolitis or pneumonia in New Zealand. Journal of Paediatrics & Child Health, 40, 549-551.

Jennings, L. C., Anderson, T. P., Werno, A. M., Beynon, K. A., & Murdoch, D. R. (2004). Viral etiology of acute respiratory tract infections in children presenting to hospital. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 23(11), 1003-1007.

Malbruny, B., Werno, A. M., Anderson, T. P., Murdoch, D. R., & Leclercq, R. (2004). A new phenotype of resistance to lincosamide and streptogranin A-type antibiotics in Streptococcus agalactiae in New Zealand. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 54(6), 1040-1044.

Anderson, T. P., Werno, A. M., Beynon, K. A., & Murdoch, D. R. (2003). Failure to genotype herpes simplex virus by real-time PCR assay and melting curve analysis due to sequence variation within probe binding sites. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 41(5), 2135-2137.

Werno, A. M., Anderson, T. P., & Murdoch, D. R. (2003). Antimicrobial susceptibilities of group B Streptococci in New Zealand [Letter to the editor]. Antimicrobial Agents & Chemotherapy, 47(8), 2710-2711.

Werno, A. M., Klena, J. D., Shaw, G. M., & Murdoch, D. R. (2002). Fatal case of Campylobacter lari prosthetic joint infection and bacteremia in an immunocompetent patient. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 40(3), 1053-1055.

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Journal - Research Other

Maze, M. J., Slow, S., Cumins, A.-M., Boon, K., Goulter, P., Podmore, R. G., … Pithie, A. D., Epton, M. J., Werno, A. M., Chambers, S. T., & Murdoch, D. R. (2014). Enhanced detection of Legionnaires' disease by PCR testing of induced sputum and throat swabs. European Respiratory Journal, 43(2), 644-646. doi: 10.1183/09031936.00191913

Murdoch, D. R., Podmore, R. G., Anderson, T. P., Barratt, K., Maze, M. J., French, K. E., … Chambers, S. T., & Werno, A. M. (2014). Reply to Boethel et al. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 59(10), 1506. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciu608

Jennings, L. C., & Werno, A. (2014). Ebola, should we be concerned? New Zealand Medical Journal, 127(1405). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Hammer, D. A., Dongol, S., Anderson, T. P., Wong, J. S. J., Werno, A. M., & Murdoch, D. R. (2007). High prevalence of extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae in Nepal [Letter to the editor]. International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, 30, 471-472.

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Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Darlow, B., Campbell, N., Austin, N., Chin, A., Grigg, C., Skidmore, C., … Walls, T., … Werno, A. (2015). The prevention of early-onset neonatal group B streptococcus infection: New Zealand Consensus Guidelines 2014. New Zealand Medical Journal, 128(1425). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Mangin (Richards), D., Toop, L. J., Epton, M. J., McGeoch, G. R. B., Town, G. I., Wynn-Thomas, S. M., Dawson, R. D., Hlavac, M. C., Werno, A. M., & Abernethy, P. D. (2006). [In Reply]. Medical Journal of Australia, 184(3), 143.

Werno, A. M., Laird, H. M., Seaward, L. M., Short, P. F., & Murdoch, D. R. (2004). Breast abscess caused by Propionibacterium avidum. Clinical Microbiology Newsletter, 26(9), 70-71. Elsevier.

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Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Kennedy, N., Stamp, L., Chambers, S., Nolan, I., Werno, A., & Brown, M. (2015, September). Native joint septic arthritis: Epidemiology, clinical features and microbiological causes in a New Zealand population. Verbal presentation at the New Zealand Rheumatology Association Annual Scientific Meeting, Queenstown, New Zealand.

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