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The Infection Group Publications 2014-2015

Selected publications from 2014 and 2015.


 2015 2014 


  • Kennedy N, Chambers ST, Nolan I, Gallagher K, Werno A, Browne M, Stamp LK. Native Joint Septic Arthritis: Epidemiology, Clinical Features, and Microbiological Causes in a New Zealand Population. J Rheumatol. 2015;42(12):2392-7
  • Gaddam RR, Ang AD, Badiei A, Chambers ST, Bhatia M. Alteration of the renin-angiotensin system in caerulein induced acute pancreatitis in the mouse. Pancreatology. 2015;15(6):647-53
  • Badiei A, Chambers ST, Gaddam RR, Fraser R, Bhatia M. Cystathionine-gamma-lyase gene silencing with siRNA in monocytes/macrophages protects mice against acute pancreatitis. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 2016;100(1):337-46
  • Burton C, Walls T, Price N, Glasgow T, Walker C, Beasley S, Best E. Paediatric empyema in New Zealand: a tale of two cities. N Z Med J. 2015;128(1415):25-33
  • Wen SC, Best E, Walls T, Dickson N, McCay H, Wilson E. Prospective surveillance of hospitalisations associated with varicella in New Zealand children. J Paediatr Child Health. 2015;51(11):1078-83
  • Blyth CC, Walls T, Cheng AC, Murray RJ, Fisher DA, Ingram PR, Davis JS. A comparison of paediatric and adult infectious diseases consultations in Australia and New Zealand. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2015;34(8):1589-92
  • Murdoch DR. Revisiting the Cause of Focal Neurological Deficits and Profound Dyspnea at High Altitude-The Potential Role of Patent Foramen Ovale. High Alt Med Biol. 2015;16(4):350-1
  • Dobinson HC, Anderson TP, Chambers ST, Doogue MP, Seaward L, Werno AM. Antimicrobial Treatment Options for Granulomatous Mastitis Caused by Corynebacterium Species. J Clin Microbiol. 2015 Sep;53(9):2895-9
  • Priest P, Kelly H. Influenza case definitions need to be fit for purpose. Euro Surveill. 2015;20(25):29-30
  • Prasad N, Murdoch DR, Reyburn H, Crump JA. Etiology of Severe Febrile Illness in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Systematic Review. PLoS One. 2015;10(6):e0127962
  • Nejat M, Werno A. Importance of blood cultures to aid the diagnosis of Lemierre's syndrome. N Z Med J. 2015;128(1414):62-4
  • Chambers ST. Leprosy in New Zealand. N Z Med J. 2015;128(1414):6-8
  • Ikram R, Psutka R, Carter A, Priest P. An outbreak of multi-drug resistant Escherichia coli urinary tract infection in an elderly population: a case-control study of risk factors. BMC Infect Dis. 2015;15:224. doi: 10.1186/s12879-015-0974-0
  • Jennings LC, Priest PC, Psutka RA, Duncan AR, Anderson T, Mahagamasekera P, Strathdee A, Baker MG. Respiratory viruses in airline travellers with influenza symptoms: Results of an airport screening study. J Clin Virol. 2015;67:8-13
  • Prasad N, Sharples KJ, Murdoch DR, Crump JA. Community prevalence of fever and relationship with malaria among infants and children in low-resource areas. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2015;93(1):178-80
  • Nowlan M, Turner N, Kiedrzynski T, Jennings L. Synopsis of New Zealand's inaugural Influenza Symposium - influenza is a severe vaccine- preventable disease. N Z Med J. 2015;128(1410):30-9
  • Richardson AK, Currie MJ, Robinson BA, Morrin H, Phung Y, Pearson JF, Anderson TP, Potter JD, Walker LC. Cytomegalovirus and Epstein-Barr virus in breast cancer. PLoS One. 2015;10(2):e0118989
  • Hamaluba M, Kandasamy R, Upreti SR, Subedi GR, Shrestha S, Bhattarai S, Gurung M, Pradhan R, Voysey M, Gurung S, Pradhan S, Thapa AK, Maharjan R, Kiran U, Kerridge SA, Hinds J, van der Klis F, Snape MD, Murdoch DR, Kelly S, Kelly DF, Adhikari N, Thorson S, Pollard AJ. Comparison of two-dose priming plus 9-month booster with a standard three-dose priming schedule for a ten-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in Nepalese infants: a randomised, controlled, open-label, non-inferiority trial. Lancet Infect Dis. 2015;15(4):405-14
  • Kandasamy R, Gurung M, Thapa A, Ndimah S, Adhikari N, Murdoch DR, Kelly DF, Waldron DE, Gould KA, Thorson S, Shrestha S, Hinds J, Pollard AJ. Multi-serotype pneumococcal nasopharyngeal carriage prevalence in vaccine naïve Nepalese children, assessed using molecular serotyping. PLoS One. 2015;10(2):e0114286
  • Vijaykrishna D, Holmes EC, Joseph U, Fourment M, Su YC, Halpin R, Lee RT, Deng YM, Gunalan V, Lin X, Stockwell TB, Fedorova NB, Zhou B, Spirason N, Kühnert D, Bošková V, Stadler T, Costa AM, Dwyer DE, Huang QS, Jennings LC, Rawlinson W, Sullivan SG, Hurt AC, Maurer-Stroh S, Wentworth DE, Smith GJ, Barr IG. The contrasting phylodynamics of human influenza B viruses. Elife. 2015;4:e05055

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  • Slow S, Florkowski CM, Chambers ST, Priest PC, Stewart AW, Jennings LC, Livesey JH, Camargo CA Jr, Scragg R, Murdoch DR. Effect of monthly vitamin D3 supplementation in healthy adults on adverse effects of earthquakes: randomised controlled trial. BMJ. 2014;349:g7260
  • Lever M, George PM, Slow S, Bellamy D, Young JM, Ho M, McEntyre CJ, Elmslie JL, Atkinson W, Molyneux SL, Troughton RW, Frampton CM, Richards AM, Chambers ST. Betaine and Trimethylamine-N-Oxide as Predictors of Cardiovascular Outcomes Show Different Patterns in Diabetes Mellitus: An Observational Study. PLoS One. 2014;9(12):e114969
  • Morpeth SC, Huggett JF, Murdoch DR, Scott JA. Making standards for quantitative real-time pneumococcal PCR. Biomol Detect Quantif. 2014;2:1-3
  • Jennings LC, Werno A. Ebola, should we be concerned? N Z Med J. 2014;127(1405):6-8
  • Chirouze C, Alla F, Fowler VG Jr, Sexton DJ, Corey GR, Chu VH, Wang A, Erpelding ML, Durante-Mangoni E, Fernández-Hidalgo N, Giannitsioti E, Hannan MM, Lejko-Zupanc T, Miró JM, Muñoz P, Murdoch DR, Tattevin P, Tribouilloy C, Hoen B; ICE Prospective Investigators.. Impact of early valve surgery on outcome of Staphylococcus aureus prosthetic valve infective endocarditis: analysis in the International Collaboration of Endocarditis-Prospective Cohort Study. Clin Infect Dis. 2015;60(5):741-9
  • Myat TO, Prasad N, Thinn KK, Win KK, Htike WW, Zin KN, Murdoch DR, Crump JA. Bloodstream infections at a tertiary referral hospital in Yangon, Myanmar. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2014;108(11):692-8
  • Badiei A, Muniraj N, Chambers S, Bhatia M. Inhibition of hydrogen sulphide production by gene silencing attenuates inflammatory activity by downregulation of NF-κB and MAP kinase activity in LPS-activated RAW 264.7 cells. Biomed Res Int. 2014;2014:848570
  • Mills N, Best EJ, Murdoch D, Souter M, Neeff M, Anderson T, Salkeld L, Ahmad Z, Mahadevan M, Barber C, Brown C, Walker C, Walls T. What is behind the ear drum? The microbiology of otitis media and the nasopharyngeal flora in children in the era of pneumococcal vaccination. J Paediatr Child Health. 2015;51(3):300-6
  • Buchanan J, Buckley C, Jennings LC, Beckert L. Lack of effect of seasonal trivalent influenza vaccine against influenza A(H3N2) infections in hospitalised patients in winter 2012. N Z Med J. 2014;127(1398):12-8
  • Jennings LC. Influenza: optimising control strategies for New Zealand. N Z Med J. 2014;127(1398):7-11
  • Priest P, McKenzie JE, Audas R, Poore M, Brunton C, Reeves L. Hand sanitiser provision for reducing illness absences in primary school children: a cluster randomised trial. PLoS Med. 2014;11(8):e1001700
  • Lever M, McEntyre CJ, George PM, Slow S, Chambers ST, Foucher C. Fenofibrate causes elevation of betaine excretion but not excretion of other osmolytes by healthy adults. J Clin Lipidol. 2014;8(4):433-40
  • Lever M, McEntyre CJ, George PM, Slow S, Elmslie JL, Lunt H, Chambers ST, Parry-Strong A, Krebs JD. Extreme urinary betaine losses in type 2 diabetes combined with bezafibrate treatment are associated with losses of dimethylglycine and choline but not with increased losses of other osmolytes. Cardiovasc Drugs Ther. 2014;28(5):459-68
  • McEntyre CJ, Lever M, Chambers ST, George PM, Slow S, Elmslie JL, Florkowski CM, Lunt H, Krebs JD. Variation of betaine, N,N-dimethylglycine, choline, glycerophosphorylcholine, taurine and trimethylamine-N-oxide in the plasma and urine of overweight people with type 2 diabetes over a two-year period. Ann Clin Biochem. 2015;52(Pt 3):352-60
  • Kevern C, Tovaranonte P, Meyer R, Pithie A. A case of extensive cutaneous Mycobacterium marinum infection in a Pacific Islander living in New Zealand. N Z Med J. 2014;127(1397):88-92
  • Scragg R, Slow S, Stewart AW, Jennings LC, Chambers ST, Priest PC, Florkowski CM, Camargo CA Jr, Murdoch DR. Long-term high-dose vitamin D3 supplementation and blood pressure in healthy adults: a randomized controlled trial. Hypertension. 2014;64(4):725-30
  • Chambers ST. Leprosy in the South Pacific. N Z Med J. 2014;127(1394):5-7
  • Binfield A, Aird C, Murdoch DR, Elder P, Walls T. Are vitamin D levels affected by acute bacterial infections in children? J Paediatr Child Health. 2014;50(8):643-6
  • Hanieh S, Hamaluba M, Kelly DF, Metz JA, Wyres KL, Fisher R, Pradhan R, Shakya D, Shrestha L, Shrestha A, Joshi A, Habens J, Maharjan BD, Thorson S, Bohler E, Yu LM, Kelly S, Plested E, John T, Werno AM, Adhikari N, Murdoch DR, Brueggemann AB, Pollard AJ. 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. 2014;9(6):e98739
  • Walls G, McBride S, Raymond N, Read K, Coomarasamy C, Morris AJ, Chambers S, Holland D, Murdoch DR. Infective endocarditis in New Zealand: data from the International Collaboration on Endocarditis Prospective Cohort Study. N Z Med J. 2014;127(1391):38-51
  • Yew HS, Chambers ST, Roberts SA, Holland DJ, Julian KA, Raymond NJ, Beardsley J, Read KM, Murdoch DR. Association between HACEK bacteraemia and endocarditis. J Med Microbiol. 2014;63(Pt 6):892-5
  • Maze MJ, Slow S, Cumins AM, Boon K, Goulter P, Podmore RG, Anderson TP, Barratt K, Young SA, Pithie AD, Epton MJ, Werno AM, Chambers ST, Murdoch DR. Enhanced detection of Legionnaires' disease by PCR testing of induced sputum and throat swabs. Eur Respir J. 2014 Feb;43(2):644-6
  • Slow S, Priest PC, Chambers ST, Stewart AW, Jennings LC, Florkowski CM, Livesey JH, Camargo CA Jr, 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. 2014;20(5):453-8
  • Lawrenson JA, Walls T, Day AS. Echinacea-induced acute liver failure in a child. J Paediatr Child Health. 2014;50(10):841
  • Moeeni V, Walls T, Day AS. The STRONGkids nutritional risk screening tool can be used by paediatric nurses to identify hospitalised children at risk. Acta Paediatr. 2014;103(12):e528-31
  • Ingram PR, Cheng AC, Murray RJ, Blyth CC, Walls T, Fisher DA, Davis JS. What do infectious diseases physicians do? A 2-week snapshot of inpatient consultative activities across Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. Clin Microbiol Infect. 2014;20(10):O737-44
  • Moeeni V, Walls T, Day AS. Re: nutritional risk screening and its clinical significance in hospitalized children. Clin Nutr. 2014;33(2):368

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