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1.

Increasing tolerance of hospital Enterococcus faecium to handwash alcohols.

Pidot SJ, Gao W, Buultjens AH, Monk IR, Guerillot R, Carter GP, Lee JYH, Lam MMC, Grayson ML, Ballard SA, Mahony AA, Grabsch EA, Kotsanas D, Korman TM, Coombs GW, Robinson JO, Gonçalves da Silva A, Seemann T, Howden BP, Johnson PDR, Stinear TP.

Sci Transl Med. 2018 Aug 1;10(452). pii: eaar6115. doi: 10.1126/scitranslmed.aar6115.

PMID:
30068573
2.

Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium sequence type 796 - rapid international dissemination of a new epidemic clone.

Mahony AA, Buultjens AH, Ballard SA, Grabsch EA, Xie S, Seemann T, Stuart RL, Kotsanas D, Cheng A, Heffernan H, Roberts SA, Coombs GW, Bak N, Ferguson JK, Carter GC, Howden BP, Stinear TP, Johnson PDR.

Antimicrob Resist Infect Control. 2018 Mar 22;7:44. doi: 10.1186/s13756-018-0335-z. eCollection 2018.

3.

Superbugs in the supermarket? Assessing the rate of contamination with third-generation cephalosporin-resistant gram-negative bacteria in fresh Australian pork and chicken.

McLellan JE, Pitcher JI, Ballard SA, Grabsch EA, Bell JM, Barton M, Grayson ML.

Antimicrob Resist Infect Control. 2018 Feb 23;7:30. doi: 10.1186/s13756-018-0322-4. eCollection 2018.

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Translating genomics into practice for real-time surveillance and response to carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae: evidence from a complex multi-institutional KPC outbreak.

Kwong JC, Lane CR, Romanes F, Gonçalves da Silva A, Easton M, Cronin K, Waters MJ, Tomita T, Stevens K, Schultz MB, Baines SL, Sherry NL, Carter GP, Mu A, Sait M, Ballard SA, Seemann T, Stinear TP, Howden BP.

PeerJ. 2018 Jan 3;6:e4210. doi: 10.7717/peerj.4210. eCollection 2018.

5.

Adapting the Elder Abuse Suspicion Index© for Use in Long-Term Care: A Mixed-Methods Approach.

Ballard SA, Yaffe MJ, August L, Cetin-Sahin D, Wilchesky M.

J Appl Gerontol. 2017 Sep 1:733464817732443. doi: 10.1177/0733464817732443. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID:
29165023
6.

Donor-Derived Mycoplasma hominis and an Apparent Cluster of M. hominis Cases in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients.

Smibert OC, Wilson HL, Sohail A, Narayanasamy S, Schultz MB, Ballard SA, Kwong JC, de Boer J, Morrissey CO, Peleg AY, Snell GI, Paraskeva MA, Jenney AWJ.

Clin Infect Dis. 2017 Oct 16;65(9):1504-1508. doi: 10.1093/cid/cix601.

PMID:
29048510
7.

Factors affecting nursing staff use of a communication tool to reduce potentially preventable acute care transfers in long-term care.

Ballard SA, Peretti M, Lungu O, Voyer P, Tabamo F, Alfonso L, Cetin-Sahin D, Johnson SMA, Wilchesky M.

Geriatr Nurs. 2017 Nov - Dec;38(6):505-509. doi: 10.1016/j.gerinurse.2017.03.012. Epub 2017 Apr 24.

PMID:
28449944
8.

A Phenotypically Silent vanB2 Operon Carried on a Tn1549-Like Element in Clostridium difficile.

Knight DR, Androga GO, Ballard SA, Howden BP, Riley TV.

mSphere. 2016 Aug 10;1(4). pii: e00177-16. doi: 10.1128/mSphere.00177-16. eCollection 2016 Jul-Aug.

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Emergence of endemic MLST non-typeable vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium.

Carter GP, Buultjens AH, Ballard SA, Baines SL, Tomita T, Strachan J, Johnson PD, Ferguson JK, Seemann T, Stinear TP, Howden BP.

J Antimicrob Chemother. 2016 Dec;71(12):3367-3371. Epub 2016 Aug 15.

PMID:
27530751
10.

Outbreak of vanB vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium colonization in a neonatal service.

Lister DM, Kotsanas D, Ballard SA, Howden BP, Carse E, Tan K, Scott C, Gillespie EE, Mahony AA, Doherty R, Korman TM, Johnson PD, Stuart RL.

Am J Infect Control. 2015 Oct 1;43(10):1061-5. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2015.05.047. Epub 2015 Jul 17.

PMID:
26190380
11.

Clinical and microbiological characteristics of Eggerthella lenta bacteremia.

Gardiner BJ, Tai AY, Kotsanas D, Francis MJ, Roberts SA, Ballard SA, Junckerstorff RK, Korman TM.

J Clin Microbiol. 2015 Feb;53(2):626-35. doi: 10.1128/JCM.02926-14. Epub 2014 Dec 17.

12.

Long-term carriage of vancomycin-resistant enterococci in patients discharged from hospitals: a 12-year retrospective cohort study.

Karki S, Land G, Aitchison S, Kennon J, Johnson PD, Ballard SA, Leder K, Cheng AC.

J Clin Microbiol. 2013 Oct;51(10):3374-9. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01501-13. Epub 2013 Aug 7.

13.

Genomic analysis of teicoplanin resistance emerging during treatment of vanB vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium infections in solid organ transplant recipients including donor-derived cases.

Holmes NE, Ballard SA, Lam MM, Johnson PD, Grayson ML, Stinear TP, Howden BP.

J Antimicrob Chemother. 2013 Sep;68(9):2134-9. doi: 10.1093/jac/dkt130. Epub 2013 Apr 23.

PMID:
23612571
14.

Twelve-month follow-up of cognitive behavioral therapy for children with functional abdominal pain.

Levy RL, Langer SL, Walker LS, Romano JM, Christie DL, Youssef N, DuPen MM, Ballard SA, Labus J, Welsh E, Feld LD, Whitehead WE.

JAMA Pediatr. 2013 Feb;167(2):178-84. doi: 10.1001/2013.jamapediatrics.282.

15.

High-resolution melting genotyping of Enterococcus faecium based on multilocus sequence typing derived single nucleotide polymorphisms.

Tong SY, Xie S, Richardson LJ, Ballard SA, Dakh F, Grabsch EA, Grayson ML, Howden BP, Johnson PD, Giffard PM.

PLoS One. 2011;6(12):e29189. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0029189. Epub 2011 Dec 16.

16.

Quantitative efficacy of alcohol-based handrub against vancomycin-resistant enterococci on the hands of human volunteers.

Grayson ML, Ballard SA, Gao W, Khumra S, Ward P, Johnson PD, Grabsch EA.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2012 Jan;33(1):98-100. doi: 10.1086/663342. Epub 2011 Nov 22. No abstract available.

PMID:
22173533
17.

Design and synthesis of long acting inhaled corticosteroids for the treatment of asthma.

Millan DS, Ballard SA, Chunn S, Dybowski JA, Fulton CK, Glossop PA, Guillabert E, Hewson CA, Jones RM, Lamb DJ, Napier CM, Payne-Cook TA, Renery ER, Selby MD, Tutt MF, Yeadon M.

Bioorg Med Chem Lett. 2011 Oct 1;21(19):5826-30. doi: 10.1016/j.bmcl.2011.07.106. Epub 2011 Aug 11.

PMID:
21880489
18.

A sustained hospital outbreak of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium bacteremia due to emergence of vanB E. faecium sequence type 203.

Johnson PD, Ballard SA, Grabsch EA, Stinear TP, Seemann T, Young HL, Grayson ML, Howden BP.

J Infect Dis. 2010 Oct 15;202(8):1278-86. doi: 10.1086/656319.

PMID:
20812846
19.

Cognitive-behavioral therapy for children with functional abdominal pain and their parents decreases pain and other symptoms.

Levy RL, Langer SL, Walker LS, Romano JM, Christie DL, Youssef N, DuPen MM, Feld AD, Ballard SA, Welsh EM, Jeffery RW, Young M, Coffey MJ, Whitehead WE.

Am J Gastroenterol. 2010 Apr;105(4):946-56. doi: 10.1038/ajg.2010.106. Epub 2010 Mar 9.

20.

tISCpe8, an IS1595-family lincomycin resistance element located on a conjugative plasmid in Clostridium perfringens.

Lyras D, Adams V, Ballard SA, Teng WL, Howarth PM, Crellin PK, Bannam TL, Songer JG, Rood JI.

J Bacteriol. 2009 Oct;191(20):6345-51. doi: 10.1128/JB.00668-09. Epub 2009 Aug 14.

21.

Outbreak of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium containing both vanA and vanB gene clusters.

Dendle C, Ballard SA, Grabsch EA, Gao W, Grayson ML.

J Hosp Infect. 2009 Apr;71(4):379-81. doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2008.12.006. Epub 2009 Feb 5. No abstract available.

PMID:
19200618
22.

Efficacy of soap and water and alcohol-based hand-rub preparations against live H1N1 influenza virus on the hands of human volunteers.

Grayson ML, Melvani S, Druce J, Barr IG, Ballard SA, Johnson PD, Mastorakos T, Birch C.

Clin Infect Dis. 2009 Feb 1;48(3):285-91. doi: 10.1086/595845.

PMID:
19115974
23.

Improved detection of vanB2-containing enterococcus faecium with vancomycin susceptibility by Etest using oxgall supplementation.

Grabsch EA, Chua K, Xie S, Byrne J, Ballard SA, Ward PB, Grayson ML.

J Clin Microbiol. 2008 Jun;46(6):1961-4. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01778-07. Epub 2008 Apr 23.

24.

High rates of fecal carriage of nonenterococcal vanB in both children and adults.

Graham M, Ballard SA, Grabsch EA, Johnson PD, Grayson ML.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2008 Mar;52(3):1195-7. doi: 10.1128/AAC.00531-07. Epub 2008 Jan 7.

25.

Direct detection of vanB2 using the Roche LightCycler vanA/B detection assay to indicate vancomycin-resistant enterococcal carriage--sensitive but not specific.

Young HL, Ballard SA, Roffey P, Grayson ML.

J Antimicrob Chemother. 2007 Apr;59(4):809-10. Epub 2007 Feb 6. No abstract available.

PMID:
17284540
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Transfer of vancomycin resistance transposon Tn1549 from Clostridium symbiosum to Enterococcus spp. in the gut of gnotobiotic mice.

Launay A, Ballard SA, Johnson PD, Grayson ML, Lambert T.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2006 Mar;50(3):1054-62.

29.

Molecular characterization of vanB elements in naturally occurring gut anaerobes.

Ballard SA, Pertile KK, Lim M, Johnson PD, Grayson ML.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2005 May;49(5):1688-94.

31.

Hemodynamic effects of phosphodiesterase 5 and angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibition alone or in combination in conscious SHR.

Gardiner SM, March JE, Kemp PA, Ballard SA, Hawkeswood E, Hughes B, Bennett T.

J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 2005 Jan;312(1):265-71. Epub 2004 Sep 27.

32.

Haemodynamic effects of the selective phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitor, UK-357,903, in conscious SHR.

Gardiner SM, March JE, Kemp PA, Ballard SA, Hawkeswood E, Hughes B, Bennett T.

Br J Pharmacol. 2004 Jan;141(1):114-22. Epub 2003 Dec 8.

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Evaluation of the i-STAT Portable Clinical Analyzer for point-of-care blood testing in the intensive care units of a university children's hospital.

Papadea C, Foster J, Grant S, Ballard SA, Cate JC 4th, Southgate WM, Purohit DM.

Ann Clin Lab Sci. 2002 Summer;32(3):231-43.

PMID:
12175085
34.

Inhibition of cyclic GMP-binding cyclic GMP-specific phosphodiesterase (Type 5) by sildenafil and related compounds.

Turko IV, Ballard SA, Francis SH, Corbin JD.

Mol Pharmacol. 1999 Jul;56(1):124-30.

35.

Molecular analysis of the dnaK locus of Leptospira interrogans serovar Copenhageni.

Ballard SA, Go M, Segers RP, Adler B.

Gene. 1998 Aug 17;216(1):21-9.

PMID:
9714717
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Sildenafil: an orally active type 5 cyclic GMP-specific phosphodiesterase inhibitor for the treatment of penile erectile dysfunction.

Boolell M, Allen MJ, Ballard SA, Gepi-Attee S, Muirhead GJ, Naylor AM, Osterloh IH, Gingell C.

Int J Impot Res. 1996 Jun;8(2):47-52.

PMID:
8858389
40.

5 alpha-reductase expression by prostate cancer cell lines and benign prostatic hyperplasia in vitro.

Smith CM, Ballard SA, Worman N, Buettner R, Masters JR.

J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 1996 Apr;81(4):1361-6.

PMID:
8636334
41.

Comparison of testosterone metabolism in benign prostatic hyperplasia and human prostate cancer cell lines in vitro.

Smith CM, Ballard SA, Wyllie MG, Masters JR.

J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol. 1994 Aug;50(3-4):151-9.

PMID:
7519439
42.

Molecular analysis of the hsp (groE) operon of Leptospira interrogans serovar copenhageni.

Ballard SA, Segers RP, Bleumink-Pluym N, Fyfe J, Faine S, Adler B.

Mol Microbiol. 1993 May;8(4):739-51.

PMID:
8101351
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Interaction of microsomal cytochrome P-450 isolated from Aspergillus fumigatus with fluconazole and itraconazole.

Ballard SA, Kelly SL, Ellis SW, Troke PF.

J Med Vet Mycol. 1990;28(4):327-34.

PMID:
2176687
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Interactions of virulent and avirulent leptospires with primary cultures of renal epithelial cells.

Ballard SA, Williamson M, Adler B, Vinh T, Faine S.

J Med Microbiol. 1986 Feb;21(1):59-67.

PMID:
3512834
49.

Enzymatic radioimmunoassay for detecting Leptospira interrogans serovar pomona in the urine of experimentally-infected pigs.

Chappel RJ, Adler B, Ballard SA, Faine S, Jones RT, Millar BD, Swainger JA.

Vet Microbiol. 1985 Apr;10(3):279-86.

PMID:
3890354
50.

The immunoglobulin response of swine following experimental infection with Leptospira interrogans serovar pomona.

Ballard SA, Adler B, Millar BD, Chappel RJ, Jones RT, Faine S.

Zentralbl Bakteriol Mikrobiol Hyg A. 1984 Apr;256(4):510-7.

PMID:
6741345

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