Disease Epidemiology

Dr Rizza Antenor1, Dr Maria Theresa Bad-ang1, Dr Adrian Ronald Espino1, Dr. Larissa Lara Torno1 1Southern Philippines Medical Center, Davao City, Philippines Introduction: Kidney transplantation provides to be the best available treatment  for advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD). Patients who...
  • August 5, 2019
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Professor Thomas Riley1, Ms Su Chen Lim2, Dr Peter Moono2, Ms Sicilia Perumalsamy2, Dr Niki Foster3 1PathWest, Nedlands, WA, Australia 2UWA, Crawley, WA, Australia 3WA Department of Health, Shenton Park, WA, Australia   Introduction: Despite remaining a major hospital pathogen, Clostridium difficile infections (CDIs) have been increasing in the community. Non-human reservoirs of CDI include both production and companion...
  • August 13, 2018
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Ms Simone Tempone 1, Ms Rebecca McCann1, Dr Paul Armstrong1 1Department of Health Western Australia, Perth, Australia   Introduction: Since 2010, Healthcare Infection Surveillance Western Australia (HISWA) have reviewed all Staphylococcus aureus positive blood cultures processed by PathWest Laboratory Medicine....
  • July 5, 2018
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Dr Claudia O’Rourke1, Dr Kathryn Wilks2 1General Paediatrics, Sunshine Coast University Hospital, Birtinya, Australia, 2Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, Sunshine Coast University Hospital, Birtinya, Australia Introduction: The human bacterial pathogen Neisseria meningitidis remains a considerable health threat worldwide, but progress is...
  • September 4, 2017
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Leon Worth 1 1 Infectious Diseases Physician, VICNISS Coordinating Centre, Melbourne, VIC, Australia   Background: Clostridium difficile poses a substantial and increasing healthcare burden internationally, and there is therefore a need for monitoring of infections in Australia. The objective of this study was to evaluate time...
  • August 29, 2016
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Jessica Iliffe 1 1 Infection Prevention Nurse Consultant, The Alfred, Prahran, VIC, Australia   Introduction: Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) and vanA strains of vancomycin-resistant Enterococci (VRE vanA) have recently emerged in some Australian healthcare facilities. The antimicrobial susceptibility of these multi-resistant organisms (MROs) means that treatment options...
  • August 29, 2016
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