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Selected publications from 2008 to 2013.


  • Slow S, Priest PC, Chambers ST, Stewart AW, Jennings LC, Florkowski CM, Livesey JH, Camargo CA, Scragg R, Murdoch DR. Effect of vitamin D3 supplementation on Staphylococcus aureus nasal carriage: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial in healthy adults. Clin. Microbiol. Infect. 2013 in press
  • Murdoch DR, Podmore RG, Anderson TP, Barratt K, Maze MJ, French KE, Young SA, Chambers ST, Werno AM. Impact of routine systematic polymerase chain reaction testing on case finding for legionnaires' disease: a pre-post comparison study. Clin. Infect. Dis. 2013; 57: 1275-81
  • McAuliffe GN, Anderson TP, Stevens M, Adams J, Coleman R, Mahagamasekera P, Young S, Henderson T, Hofmann M, Jennings LC, Murdoch DR. Systematic application of multiplex PCR enhances the detection of bacteria, parasites and viruses in stool samples. J. Infect. 2013; 67: 122-9
  • Anderson TP, Werno AM, Barratt K, Mahagamasekera P, Murdoch DR, Jennings LC. Comparison of four multiplex PCR assays for the detection of viral pathogens in respiratory specimens. J. Virol. Meth. 2013; 191: 118-21
  • Priest PC, Jennings LC, Duncan AR, Brunton CR, Baker MG. Effectiveness of border screening for detecting influenza in arriving airline travelers. Am. J. Public Health 2013;103:1412-8.
  • Chambers ST, Murdoch D, Morris A, Holland D, Pappas P, Almela M, Fernández-Hidalgo N, Almirante B, Bouza E, Forno D, del Rio A, Hannan MM, Harkness J, Kanafani ZA, Lalani T, Lang S, Raymond N, Read K, Vinogradova T, Woods CW, Wray D, Corey GR, Chu VH. HACEK infective endocarditis: characteristics and outcomes from a large, multi-national cohort. PLoS ONE 2013; 8(5): e63181
  • Chang CL, Mills GD, Karalus NC, Jennings LC, Laing R, Murdoch DR, Chambers ST, Vettise D, Tuffery CM, Hancox RJ. Biomarkers of cardiac dysfunction and mortality from community-acquired pneumonia in adults. PLoS ONE 2013; 8(5): e62612


  • Pradhan R, Shrestha U, Gautam SC, Thorson S, Shrestha K, Yadav BK, Kelly DF, Adhikari N, Pollard AJ, Murdoch DR. Bloodstream infection among children presenting to a general hospital outpatient clinic in urban Nepal. PLoS ONE 2012; 7(10): e47531
  • Murdoch DR, Slow S, Chambers ST, Jennings LC, Stewart AW, Priest PC, Florkowski CM, Livesey JH, Camargo CA, Scragg R. Effect of vitamin D3 supplementation on upper respiratory tract infections in healthy adults: the VIDARIS randomized controlled trial. JAMA 2012: 308: 1333-9
  • Gauld NJ, Jennings LC, Frampton C, Huang QS. Five years of non-prescription oseltamivir: effects on resistance, immunization and stockpiling. J. Antimicrob. Chemother. 2012;67:2949-56
  • Werno AM, Anderson TP, Murdoch DR. Association between pneumococcal load and disease severity in adults with community-acquired pneumonia. J. Med. Microbiol. 2012; 61: 1129-35
  • Werno AM, Timke M, Christner M, Anderson TP, Murdoch DR. Differentiation of Streptococcus pneumoniae from nonpneumococcal streptococci of the Streptococcus mitis group by matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry. J. Clin. Microbiol. 2012; 50: 2863-7
  • Metz JA, Hanieh S, Pradhan R, Joshi A, Shakya D, Shrestha L, Shrestha A, Upadhyay B, Kelly SC, John TM, Maharjan BD, Yu LM, Omar O, Borrow R, Findlow J, Kelly DF, Thorson SM, Adhikari N, Murdoch DR, Pollard AJ. Evaluation of Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine for routine immunisation in Nepali infants. Ped. Infect. Dis. J. 2012; 31: e66-72
  • Murdoch DR, O'Brien KL, Driscoll AJ, Karron RA, Bhat N, the Pneumonia Methods Working Group, PERCH Core Team. Laboratory methods for determining pneumonia etiology in children. Clin. Infect. Dis. 2012: 54 (Suppl 2): S146-52
  • Mermond S, Zurawski V, D'Ortenzio E, Driscoll AJ, DeLuca AN, Deloria-Knoll M, Moïsi JC, Murdoch DR, Missotte I, Besson-Leaud L, Chevalier C, Debarnot V, Feray F, Noireterre S, Duparc B, Fresnais F, O'Connor O, Dupont-Rouzeyrol M, Levine OS. Lower respiratory infections among hospitalized children in New Caledonia: a pilot study for the Pneumonia Etiology Research for Child Health project. Clin. Infect. Dis. 2012: 54 (Suppl 2): S180-9
  • Hammitt L, Kazungu S, Morpeth SC, Mwarumba S, Gibson DG, Mvera B, Brent AJ, Mwarumba S, Onyango CO, Bett A, Akech DO, Murdoch DR, Nokes JD, Scott JAG. A preliminary study of pneumonia etiology among hospitalized children in Kenya. Clin. Infect. Dis. 2012: 54 (Suppl 2): S190-9


  • Williams EJ, Lewis J, John T, Hoe JC, Yu LM, Dongol S, Kelly DF, Griffiths DT, Shah A, Limbu B, Pradhan R, Mawas F, Shrestha S, Thorson S, Werno AM, Murdoch DR, Adhikari N, Pollard AJ. Haemophilus influenzae type b carriage and novel bacterial population structure among children in urban Kathmandu, Nepal. J. Clin. Microbiol. 2011; 49: 1323-30
  • Ruuskanen O, Lahti E, Jennings LC, Murdoch DR. Viral pneumonia. Lancet 2011; 377: 1264-75
  • Van Kerkhove MD, Mounts AW, Mall S, Vandemaele KA, Chamberland M, dos Santos T, Fitzner J, Widdowson MA, Michalove J, Bresee J, Olsen SJ, Quick L, Baumeister E, Carlino LO, Savy V, Uez O, Owen R, Ghani F, Paterson B, Forde A, Fasce R, Torres G, Andrade W, Bustos P, Mora J, Gonzalez C, Olea A, Sotomayor V, Najera De Ferrari M, Burgos A, Hunt D, Huang QS, Jennings LC, Macfarlane M, Lopez LD, McArthur C, Cohen C, Archer B, Blumberg L, Cengimbo A, Makunga C, McAnerney J, Msimang V, Naidoo D, Puren A, Schoub B, Thomas J, Venter M; WHO Southern Hemisphere Influenza Comparison Study Working Group. Epidemiologic and virologic assessment of the 2009 influenza A (H1N1) pandemic on selected temperate countries in the Southern Hemisphere: Argentina, Australia, Chile, New Zealand and South Africa. Influenza Other Respir. Viruses 2011;5:e487-98.
  • Yew HS, Anderson T, Coughlan E, Werno A. Induced macrolide resistance in Mycoplasma genitalium isolates from patients with recurrent nongonococcal urethritis. J. Clin. Microbiol. 2011;49:1695-6.
  • Maze MJ, Young S, Creighton J, Anderson T, Werno A. Nucleic acid amplification of the opa gene for detection of Neisseria gonorrhoeae: experience from a diagnostic laboratory. J. Clin. Microbiol. 2011;49:1128-9.
  • Fukuda K, Hider PN, Epton MJ, Jennings LC, Kingham SP. Including viral infection data supports an association between particulate pollution and respiratory admissions. Aust. N Z J. Public Health 2011;35:163-9
  • Priest PC, Duncan AR, Jennings LC, Baker MG. Thermal image scanning for influenza border screening: results of an airport screening study. PLoS One 2011;6(1):e14490
  • Malbruny B, Werno AM, Murdoch DR, Leclercq R, Cattoir V. Cross-resistance to lincosamides, streptogramins A, and pleuromutilins due to the lsa(C) gene in Streptococcus agalactiae UCN70. Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. 2011; 55: 1470-4
  • Kelly DF, Thorson S, Maskey M, Mahat S, Shrestha U, Hamaluba M, Williams E, Dongol S, Werno AM, Portess H, Yadav BK, Adhikari N, Guiver M, Thomas K, Murdoch DR, Pollard AJ. The burden of vaccine-preventable invasive bacterial infections and pneumonia in children admitted to hospital in urban Nepal. Int. J. Infect. Dis. 2011; 15: e17-23    


  • Amodeo MR, Murdoch DR, Pithie AD. Legionnaires' disease due to Legionella longbeachae and Legionella pneumophila: comparison of clinical features, host-related risk factors and outcomes. Clin. Microbiol. Infect. 2010; 16: 1405-7
  • Huggan PJ, Wells JE, Browne M, Richardson A, Murdoch DR, Chambers ST. Population-based epidemiology of Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infection in Canterbury, New Zealand. Intern. Med. J. 2010; 40: 117-25    


  • Murdoch DR, Corey GR, Hoen B, Miró JM, Fowler VG, Bayer AS, Karchmer AW, Olaison L, Pappas PA, Moreillon P, Chambers ST, Chu VH, Falcó V, Holland DJ, Jones P, Klein JL, Raymond NJ, Read KM, Tripodi M, Utili R, Wang A, Woods CW, Cabell CH. Clinical presentation, etiology and outcome of infective endocarditis in the 21st century: the International Collaboration on Endocarditis Prospective Cohort Study. Arch. Intern. Med. 2009; 169: 463-73
  • Williams EJ, Thorson S, Maskey M, Mahat S, Hamaluba M, Dongol S, Werno AM, Yadav BK, Singh Shah A, Kelly DF, Adhikari N, Pollard AJ, Murdoch DR. Hospital-based surveillance of invasive pneumococcal disease among young children in urban Nepal. Clin. Infect. Dis. 2009; 48 Suppl 2: S114-22
  • Murdoch DR, Jennings LC. Association of respiratory virus activity and environmental factors with the incidence of invasive pneumococcal disease. J. Infect. 2009; 58: 37-46    


  • Zimmerman MD, Murdoch DR, Rozmajzl PJ, Basnyat B, Woods CW, Richards AL, Belbase RH, Hammer DA, Anderson TP, Reller LB. Murine typhus and febrile illness, Nepal. Emerg. Infect. Dis. 2008; 14: 1656-9
  • Huggan PJ, Murdoch DR, Gallagher K, Chambers ST. Concomitant Staphylococcus aureus bacteriuria is associated with poor clinical outcome in adults with S. aureus bacteraemia. J. Hosp. Infect. 2008; 69: 345-9
  • Jennings LC, Anderson TP, Beynon KA, Chua A, Laing RTR, Werno AM, Young SA, Chambers ST, Murdoch DR. Incidence and characteristics of viral community-acquired pneumonia in adults. Thorax 2008; 63: 42-8
  • Werno AM, Murdoch DR. Laboratory diagnosis of invasive pneumococcal disease. Clin. Infect. Dis. 2008; 46: 926-32

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