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Selected publications.


  • Panta G, Richardson AK, Shaw IC, Chambers S, Coope PA. Effectiveness of steam sterilization of reusable medical devices in primary and secondary care public hospitals in Nepal and factors associated with ineffective sterilization: A nation-wide cross-sectional study. PLoS One. 2019 Nov 21;14(11):e0225595.
  • Fosbøl EL, Park LP, Chu VH, Athan E, Delahaye F, Freiberger T, Lamas C, Miro JM, Strahilevitz J, Tribouilloy C, Durante-Mangoni E, Pericas JM, Fernández-Hidalgo N, Nacinovich F, Rizk H, Barsic B, Giannitsioti E, Hurley JP, Hannan MM, Wang A; ICE-PLUS Investigators. The association between vegetation size and surgical treatment on 6-month mortality in left-sided infective endocarditis. Eur Heart J. 2019 Jul 14;40(27):2243-2251
  • Chambers ST, Basevi A, Gallagher K, Carswell-Moyna A, Isenman H, Pithie A, Dalton S, Metcalf SC. Outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) in Christchurch: 18 years on. N Z Med J. 2019 Aug 30;132(1501):21-32
  • Everts RR, Begg R, Gardiner SJ, Mei Zhang, Turnidge J, Chambers ST, Begg EJ. Probenecid and food effects on flucloxacillin pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics in healthy volunteers  J Infect. 2019 Sep 12. pii:S0163-4453(19)30275-0.
  • Gilkison C, Chambers ST, Blok DJ, Richardus J, Timeon E, Rimon E, Priest P. Predicting the impact of household contact and mass chemoprophylaxis on future new leprosy cases in South Tarawa, Kiribati: A modelling study Plos Neglected tropical disease PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2019 Sep 20;13(9):e0007646.
  • Gaddam RR, Chambers S, Fraser R, Cogger VC, Le Couteur DG, Ishii I, Bhatia M. Cystathionine-Gamma-Lyase-Derived Hydrogen Sulfide-Regulated Substance P Modulates Liver Sieve Fenestrations in Caecal Ligation and Puncture-Induced Sepsis. Int J Mol Sci. 2019 Jun 29;20(13). pii: E3191. doi: 10.3390/ijms20133191.
  • Priest PC, Slow S, Chambers ST, Cameron CM, Balm MN, Beale MW, Blackmore TK,Burns AD, Drinković D, Elvy JA, Everts RJ, Hammer DA, Huggan PJ, Mansell CJ, Raeder VM, Roberts SA, Robinson MC, Sathyendran V, Taylor SL, Thompson AW, Ussher JE, van der Linden AJ, Williams MJ, Podmore RG, Anderson TP, Barratt K, Mitchell JL, Harte DJ, Hope VT, Murdoch DR. The burden of Legionnaires' disease in New Zealand (LegiNZ): a national surveillance study. Lancet Infect Dis. 2019 Jul;19(7):770-777.
  • Mutreja I, Warring S L, Lim K S, Swadi T, Clinch K, Mason J M, Chambers ST, Woodfield TBF. Biofilm Inhibition via Delivery of Novel Methylthioadenosine Nucleosidase Inhibitors from PVA-Tyramine Hydrogels while Supporting Mesenchymal Stromal Cell Viability. ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering, 2019:5(2), 748-758.
  • Shahid K, Alamri Y, Scowcroft H, Dixon L, Creighton J, Isenman H, Metcalf S, Chambers ST. Urinalysis orders and yield among general medicine patients: a single-centre's experience in New Zealand. NZ Med J 2019;132:21-27
  • Drennan PG, Begg EJ, Gardiner SJ, Kirkpatrick CMJ, Chambers ST. The dosing and monitoring of vancomycin - what is the best way forward? Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2019 Apr;53(4):401-407
  • Oo KM, Myat TO, Htike WW, Biswas A, Hannaway RF, Murdoch DR, Crump JA, Ussher JE. Molecular mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance and phylogenetic relationship of Salmonella enterica isolates from febrile patients in Yangon, Myanmar. Trans Roy Soc Trop Med Hyg 2019; 113: 641-8
  • PERCH Study Group. Causes of severe pneumonia requiring hospital admission in children without HIV infection from Africa and Asia: the PERCH multi-country case-control study. Lancet 2019; 394: 757-79
  • Oo WT, Myat TO, Htike WW, Ussher JE, Murdoch DR, Lwin KT, Oo MZ, Maze MJ, Win HH, Crump JA. Incidence of typhoid and paratyphoid fevers among adolescents and adults in Yangon, Myanmar. Clin Infect Dis 2019; 68(S2): S124-9
  • Kandasamy R, Gurung M, Thorson S, Yu LM, Galal U, Voysey M, Kelly S, Wahl B, Berbers G, Finnegan K, Ansari I, Paudel K, Murdoch DR, O'Brien KL, Kelly DF, Goldblatt D, Shrestha S, Pollard AJ. An open label, randomised controlled non-inferiority trial, comparing two-dose priming with the 10-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine at 6 and 10 weeks to 6 and 14 weeks in Nepali children. Lancet Infect Dis 2019; 19: 156-64
  • Martineau AR, Jolliffe DA, Greenberg L, Aloia JF, Bergman P, Dubnov-Raz G, Esposito S, Ganmaa D, Ginde AA, Goodall EC, Grant CC, Janssens W, Jensen ME, Kerley CP, Laaksi I, Manaseki-Holland S, Mauger D, Murdoch DR, Neale R, Rees JR, Simpson S, Stelmach I, Trilok Kumar G, Urashima M, Camargo CA, Griffiths CJ, Hooper RL. Vitamin D supplementation to prevent acute respiratory infections: individual participant data meta-analysis. Health Technol Assess 2019; 23: 1-44
  • Murdoch DR. Indications for microbiological testing in pneumonia: which patients should be tested? Clin Infect Dis 2019; 68: 2034-5
  • Howie SRC, Murdoch DR. Global childhood pneumonia: the good news, the bad news, and the way ahead. Lancet Global Health 2019; 7: e4-5
  • Cina M, Baumann L, Egli-Gany D, Halbeisen FS, Ali H, Scott P, et al. Mycoplasma genitalium incidence, persistence, concordance between partners and progression: systematic review and meta-analysis. Sex Transm Infect. 2019;95(5):328-35.
  • Gilkison C*, Chambers S, Blok DJ, Richardus JH, Timeon E, Rimon E, Priest P. Predicting the impact of household contact and mass chemoprophylaxis on future new leprosy cases in South Tarawa, Kiribati: A modelling study. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 2019 Sep 20;13(9):e0007646. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0007646. eCollection 2019 Sep
  • Harrison S*, Kivuti-Bitok L, Macmillan A, Priest P EcoHealth and One Health: a theory-focused review in response to calls for convergence Environment International 2019 Nov;132:105058. doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2019.105058. Epub 2019 Aug 29.


  • Slow S, Epton M, Storer M, Thiessen R, Lim S, Wong J, Chin P, Tovaranonte P, Pearson J, Chambers ST, Murdoch DR; VIDCAPS Group. Effect of adjunctive single high-dose vitamin D(3) on outcome of community-acquired pneumonia in hospitalized adults: The VIDCAPS randomized controlled trial. Sci Rep. 2018 Sep 14;8(1):13829.
  • Green J, Gardiner SJ, Clarke SL, Thompson L, Metcalf SC, Chambers ST. Antimicrobial stewardship practice in New Zealand's rural hospitals. N Z Med J. 2018 Aug 31;131(1481):16-26.
  • Gardiner SJ, Drennan PG, Begg R, Zhang M, Green JK, Isenman HL, Everts RJ, Chambers ST, Begg EJ. In healthy volunteers, taking flucloxacillin with food does not compromise effective plasma concentrations in most circumstances. PLoS One. 2018 Jul 12;13(7):e0199370.
  • Chin PKL, Drennan PG, Gardiner SJ, Zhang M, Dalton SC, Chambers ST, Begg EJ. Total flucloxacillin plasma concentrations poorly reflect unbound concentrations  in hospitalized patients with Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia. Br J Clin Pharmacol. 2018 Oct;84(10):2311-2316
  • Gardiner SJ, Metcalf SCL, Chin PKL, Doogue MP, Dalton SC, Chambers ST.  Metronidazole stewardship initiative at Christchurch hospitals – achievable with immediate benefits. N Z Med J 2018; 13;131(1473):53-58.
  • Isenman H, Anderson T, Chambers ST, Podmore RG, Murdoch DR. Antimicrobial susceptibilities of clinical Legionella longbeachae isolates. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2018;73(4):1102-1104.
  • Scott P, Priest PC, Chambers ST, Heijne JCM, Murdoch DR. Staphylococcus aureus Carriage in a New Zealand Primary School: A Cohort Study. Pediatric Infect Dis J 2018 Jun;37(6):e172-e175.
  • Dalton STP, Wen SCH, Murdoch DR, Martin JF, Wallace KN, Vivian CA, Walls TM. Searching for pediatric Legionnaires' disease in a population with high adult incidence. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2018; 37: 960-1
  • Morpeth SC, Munywoki P, Hammitt LL, Bett A, Bottomley C, Onyango CO, Murdoch DR, Nokes DJ, Scott JAG. Impact of viral upper respiratory tract infection on the concentration of nasopharyngeal pneumococcal carriage among Kenyan children. Sci Rep 2018;8(1):11030
  • Britto CD, Dyson ZA, Duchene S, Carter MJ, Gurung M, Kelly DF, Murdoch DR, Ansari I, Thorson S, Shrestha S, Adhikari N, Dougan G, Holt KE, Pollard AJ. Laboratory and molecular surveillance of paediatric typhoidal Salmonella in Nepal: antimicrobial resistance and implications for vaccine policy. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2018; 12(4): e0006408
  • Coker MS, Forbes LV, Plowman-Holmes M, Murdoch DR, Winterbourn CC, Kettle AJ. Interactions of staphyloxanthin and enterobactin with myeloperoxidase and reactive chlorine species. Arch Biochem Biophys 2018; 646: 80-9
  • Murdoch DR, Howie SRC. The global burden of lower respiratory infections: making progress, but we need to do better. Lancet Infect Dis 2018; 18: 1162-3
  • Mueller M, D'Addario M, Egger M, Cevallos M, Dekkers O, Mugglin C, et al. Methods to systematically review and meta-analyse observational studies: a systematic scoping review of recommendations. BMC Med Res Methodol. 2018;18(1):44.
  • Baumann L, Cina M, Egli-Gany D, Goutaki M, Halbeisen FS, Lohrer GR, et al. Prevalence of Mycoplasma genitalium in different population groups: systematic review and meta-analysis. Sex Transm Infect. 2018.
  • Ritchie SR, Burrett E, Priest P, Drown J, Taylor S, Wei J, Collins J, Thomas MG. The efficacy and acceptability of treatment to eradicate nasal Stapylococcus aureus carriage among haemodialysis patients. Nephrology 2018 2018 Aug 20. doi: 10.1111/nep.13474. [Epub ahead of print]
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