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Household Water Storage Management, Hygiene Practices, and Associated Drinking Water Quality in Rural India.

McGuinness SL, O'Toole J, Barker SF, Forbes AB, Boving TB, Giriyan A, Patil K, D'Souza F, Vhaval R, Cheng AC, Leder K.

Environ Sci Technol. 2020 Mar 30. doi: 10.1021/acs.est.9b04818. [Epub ahead of print]


An outbreak of COVID-19 caused by a new coronavirus: what we know so far.

Cheng AC, Williamson DA.

Med J Aust. 2020 Mar 8. doi: 10.5694/mja2.50530. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.


Design characteristics and statistical methods used in interrupted time series studies evaluating public health interventions: a review.

Turner SL, Karahalios A, Forbes AB, Taljaard M, Grimshaw JM, Cheng AC, Bero L, McKenzie JE.

J Clin Epidemiol. 2020 Feb 25;122:1-11. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2020.02.006. [Epub ahead of print] Review.


The impact of new universal child influenza programs in Australia: Vaccine coverage, effectiveness and disease epidemiology in hospitalised children in 2018.

Blyth CC, Cheng AC, Crawford NW, Clark JE, Buttery JP, Marshall HS, Francis JR, McRae J, Kotsimbos T, Kelly PM, Macartney KK; Paediatric Active Enhanced Disease Surveillance (PAEDS), Influenza Complications Alert Network (FluCAN) Collaboration.

Vaccine. 2020 Mar 17;38(13):2779-2787. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2020.02.031. Epub 2020 Feb 24.


A case of drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS) without a typical precipitant.

Griffin DW, Martin GE, McLean C, Cheng AC, Giles ML.

Med J Aust. 2020 Feb 24. doi: 10.5694/mja2.50519. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.


Regulatory agencies have a role to play in maintaining consumer confidence in vaccine safety for pregnant women.

Giles ML, Cheng AC.

Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2020 Feb 20:1-4. doi: 10.1080/21645515.2020.1718976. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.


Effect of Vancomycin or Daptomycin With vs Without an Antistaphylococcal β-Lactam on Mortality, Bacteremia, Relapse, or Treatment Failure in Patients With MRSA Bacteremia: A Randomized Clinical Trial.

Tong SYC, Lye DC, Yahav D, Sud A, Robinson JO, Nelson J, Archuleta S, Roberts MA, Cass A, Paterson DL, Foo H, Paul M, Guy SD, Tramontana AR, Walls GB, McBride S, Bak N, Ghosh N, Rogers BA, Ralph AP, Davies J, Ferguson PE, Dotel R, McKew GL, Gray TJ, Holmes NE, Smith S, Warner MS, Kalimuddin S, Young BE, Runnegar N, Andresen DN, Anagnostou NA, Johnson SA, Chatfield MD, Cheng AC, Fowler VG Jr, Howden BP, Meagher N, Price DJ, van Hal SJ, O'Sullivan MVN, Davis JS; Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases Clinical Research Network.

JAMA. 2020 Feb 11;323(6):527-537. doi: 10.1001/jama.2020.0103.


Barriers and Enablers to Intervention Uptake and Health Reporting in a Water Intervention Trial in Rural India: A Qualitative Explanatory Study.

McGuinness SL, O'Toole J, Ayton D, Giriyan A, Gaonkar CA, Vhaval R, Cheng AC, Leder K.

Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2020 Mar;102(3):507-517. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.19-0486.


Influenza vaccine effectiveness against influenza-related mortality in Australian hospitalized patients: a propensity score analysis.

Nation ML, Moss R, Spittal MJ, Kotsimbos T, Kelly PM, Cheng AC.

Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Jan 6. pii: ciz1238. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciz1238. [Epub ahead of print]


Challenging immunodominance of influenza-specific CD8+ T cell responses restricted by the risk-associated HLA-A*68:01 allomorph.

van de Sandt CE, Clemens EB, Grant EJ, Rowntree LC, Sant S, Halim H, Crowe J, Cheng AC, Kotsimbos TC, Richards M, Miller A, Tong SYC, Rossjohn J, Nguyen THO, Gras S, Chen W, Kedzierska K.

Nat Commun. 2019 Dec 6;10(1):5579. doi: 10.1038/s41467-019-13346-4.


Improving sepsis care for hospital inpatients using existing medical emergency response systems.

Khanina A, Cairns KA, McGloughlin S, Orosz J, Bingham G, Dooley M, Cheng AC.

Infect Dis Health. 2019 Nov 15. pii: S2468-0451(19)30099-9. doi: 10.1016/j.idh.2019.10.003. [Epub ahead of print]


Influenza epidemiology in patients admitted to sentinel Australian hospitals in 2018: the Influenza Complications Alert Network (FluCAN).

Cheng AC, Holmes M, Dwyer DE, Senanayake S, Cooley L, Irving LB, Simpson G, Korman T, Macartney K, Friedman ND, Wark P, Howell A, Blyth CC, Crawford N, Buttery J, Bowler S, Upham JW, Waterer GW, Kotsimbos T, Kelly PM.

Commun Dis Intell (2018). 2019 Nov 18;43. doi: 10.33321/cdi.2019.43.48.


Discovery and in Vivo Evaluation of Macrocyclic Mcl-1 Inhibitors Featuring an α-Hydroxy Phenylacetic Acid Pharmacophore or Bioisostere.

Rescourio G, Gonzalez AZ, Jabri S, Belmontes B, Moody G, Whittington D, Huang X, Caenepeel S, Cardozo M, Cheng AC, Chow D, Dou H, Jones A, Kelly RC, Li Y, Lizarzaburu M, Lo MC, Mallari R, Meleza C, Rew Y, Simonovich S, Sun D, Turcotte S, Yan X, Wong SG, Yanez E, Zancanella M, Houze J, Medina JC, Hughes PE, Brown SP.

J Med Chem. 2019 Nov 27;62(22):10258-10271. doi: 10.1021/acs.jmedchem.9b01310. Epub 2019 Nov 18.


Heterogeneity in influenza seasonality and vaccine effectiveness in Australia, Chile, New Zealand and South Africa: early estimates of the 2019 influenza season.

Sullivan SG, Arriola CS, Bocacao J, Burgos P, Bustos P, Carville KS, Cheng AC, Chilver MB, Cohen C, Deng YM, El Omeiri N, Fasce RA, Hellferscee O, Huang QS, Gonzalez C, Jelley L, Leung VK, Lopez L, McAnerney JM, McNeill A, Olivares MF, Peck H, Sotomayor V, Tempia S, Vergara N, von Gottberg A, Walaza S, Wood T.

Euro Surveill. 2019 Nov;24(45). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2019.24.45.1900645.


Multicentre randomised double-blind placebo controlled trial of combination vancomycin and cefazolin surgical antibiotic prophylaxis: the Australian surgical antibiotic prophylaxis (ASAP) trial.

Peel T, Astbury S, Cheng AC, Paterson D, Buising K, Spelman T, Tran-Duy A, de Steiger RS; ASAP Trial Group.

BMJ Open. 2019 Nov 3;9(11):e033718. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-033718.


Heterogeneous infectiousness in mathematical models of tuberculosis: A systematic review.

Melsew YA, Adekunle AI, Cheng AC, McBryde ES, Ragonnet R, Trauer JM.

Epidemics. 2020 Mar;30:100374. doi: 10.1016/j.epidem.2019.100374. Epub 2019 Oct 17.


Influenza and pertussis vaccination of women during pregnancy in Victoria, 2015-2017.

Rowe S, Leder K, Cheng AC.

Med J Aust. 2019 Nov;211(10):474-474.e1. doi: 10.5694/mja2.50386. Epub 2019 Nov 3. No abstract available.


Mini-dental implants for definitive prosthesis retention - A synopsis of the current evidence.

Wang B, Sen HK, Khin NT, Cheng AC.

Singapore Dent J. 2019 May 31:1-9. doi: 10.1142/S2214607519300015. [Epub ahead of print]


Lessons Learned From a Randomized Controlled Trial of Short-Course Intravenous Antibiotic Therapy for Erysipelas and Cellulitis of the Lower Limb (Switch Trial).

Clarke MC, Cheng AC, Pollard JG, Birch M, Cowan RU, Linke JA, Walton AL, Friedman ND.

Open Forum Infect Dis. 2019 Jul 20;6(9):ofz335. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofz335. eCollection 2019 Sep.


Meatal cleaning: discrepancies in need of explanation - Authors' reply.

Cheng AC, Mitchell BG, Fasugba O, Graves N, Koerner J, Collignon P.

Lancet Infect Dis. 2019 Nov;19(11):1165. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(19)30531-6. No abstract available.


Antimicrobial anaphylaxis: the changing face of severe antimicrobial allergy.

Hall V, Wong M, Munsif M, Stevenson BR, Elliott K, Lucas M, Baird AJ, Athan E, Young M, Pickles R, Cheng AC, Stewardson AJ, Aung AK, Trubiano JA.

J Antimicrob Chemother. 2020 Jan 1;75(1):229-235. doi: 10.1093/jac/dkz422.


Predicting weaning difficulty for planned extubation patients with an artificial neural network.

Hsieh MH, Hsieh MJ, Cheng AC, Chen CM, Hsieh CC, Chao CM, Lai CC, Cheng KC, Chou W.

Medicine (Baltimore). 2019 Oct;98(40):e17392. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000017392.


Human γδ T-cell receptor repertoire is shaped by influenza viruses, age and tissue compartmentalisation.

Sant S, Jenkins MR, Dash P, Watson KA, Wang Z, Pizzolla A, Koutsakos M, Nguyen TH, Lappas M, Crowe J, Loudovaris T, Mannering SI, Westall GP, Kotsimbos TC, Cheng AC, Wakim L, Doherty PC, Thomas PG, Loh L, Kedzierska K.

Clin Transl Immunology. 2019 Sep 23;8(9):e1079. doi: 10.1002/cti2.1079. eCollection 2019.


Influenza epidemiology in patients admitted to sentinel Australian hospitals in 2017: the Influenza Complications Alert Network (FluCAN).

Cheng AC, Holmes M, Dwyer DE, Senanayake S, Cooley L, Irving LB, Simpson G, Korman T, Macartney K, Friedman ND, Wark P, Howell A, Blyth CC, Bowler S, Upham J, Waterer GW, Kotsimbos T, Kelly PM.

Commun Dis Intell (2018). 2019 Sep 16;43. doi: 10.33321/cdi.2019.43.39.


The perioperative administration of dexamethasone and infection (PADDI) trial protocol: rationale and design of a pragmatic multicentre non-inferiority study.

Corcoran TB, Myles PS, Forbes AB, O'Loughlin E, Leslie K, Story D, Short TG, Chan MT, Coutts P, Sidhu J, Cheng AC, Bach LA, Ho KM; Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists Clinical Trials Network (ANZCA), and the Australian Society for Infectious Diseases (ASID) Clinical Research Network.

BMJ Open. 2019 Sep 6;9(9):e030402. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-030402.


Investigating Understandings of Antibiotics and Antimicrobial Resistance in Diverse Ethnic Communities in Australia: Findings from a Qualitative Study.

Whittaker A, Lohm D, Lemoh C, Cheng AC, Davis M.

Antibiotics (Basel). 2019 Sep 2;8(3). pii: E135. doi: 10.3390/antibiotics8030135.


Socio-demographic and health service factors associated with antibiotic dispensing in older Australian adults.

Chen Y, Kirk MD, Stuart R, Cheng AC, Pearson SA, Hayen A, Banks E, Liu B.

PLoS One. 2019 Aug 29;14(8):e0221480. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0221480. eCollection 2019.


Increased fluid intake for the prevention of urinary tract infection in adults and children in all settings: a systematic review.

Fasugba O, Mitchell BG, McInnes E, Koerner J, Cheng AC, Cheng H, Middleton S.

J Hosp Infect. 2020 Jan;104(1):68-77. doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2019.08.016. Epub 2019 Aug 23. Review.


Positive predictive value of ICD-10 codes to detect anaphylaxis due to vaccination: A validation study.

Mesfin YM, Cheng AC, Tran AHL, Buttery J.

Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2019 Oct;28(10):1353-1360. doi: 10.1002/pds.4877. Epub 2019 Aug 23.


Chlorhexidine for prevention of catheter-associated urinary tract infections: the totality of evidence - Authors' reply.

Mitchell BG, Cheng AC, Fasugba O, Gardner A, Graves N, Koerner J, Collignon P.

Lancet Infect Dis. 2019 Aug;19(8):808-809. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(19)30349-4. No abstract available.


The prevalence of healthcare associated infections among adult inpatients at nineteen large Australian acute-care public hospitals: a point prevalence survey.

Russo PL, Stewardson AJ, Cheng AC, Bucknall T, Mitchell BG.

Antimicrob Resist Infect Control. 2019 Jul 15;8:114. doi: 10.1186/s13756-019-0570-y. eCollection 2019.


Australia's response to the global threat of antimicrobial resistance: past, present and future.

Davis JS, Jones CA, Cheng AC, Howden BP.

Med J Aust. 2019 Aug;211(3):106-108.e1. doi: 10.5694/mja2.50264. Epub 2019 Jul 16. No abstract available.


Reducing the melioidosis burden: public health, chronic disease prevention, or improved case management?

Gibney KB, Cheng AC.

Lancet Infect Dis. 2019 Aug;19(8):800-802. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(19)30303-2. Epub 2019 Jul 5. No abstract available.


Strategies to reduce non-ventilator-associated hospital-acquired pneumonia: A systematic review.

Mitchell BG, Russo PL, Cheng AC, Stewardson AJ, Rosebrock H, Curtis SJ, Robinson S, Kiernan M.

Infect Dis Health. 2019 Nov;24(4):229-239. doi: 10.1016/j.idh.2019.06.002. Epub 2019 Jul 4.


A Stepped Wedge Cluster-Randomized Trial Assessing the Impact of a Riverbank Filtration Intervention to Improve Access to Safe Water on Health in Rural India.

McGuinness SL, O'Toole J, Forbes AB, Boving TB, Patil K, D'Souza F, Gaonkar CA, Giriyan A, Barker SF, Cheng AC, Sinclair M, Leder K.

Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2020 Mar;102(3):497-506. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.19-0260.


Antibiotic use in animals and humans in Australia.

Langham F, Cheng AC.

Med J Aust. 2019 Aug;211(4):159-160.e1. doi: 10.5694/mja2.50258. Epub 2019 Jun 28. No abstract available.


Chlorhexidine-alcohol versus iodine-alcohol for surgical site skin preparation in an elective arthroplasty (ACAISA) study: a cluster randomized controlled trial.

Peel TN, Dowsey MM, Buising KL, Cheng AC, Choong PFM.

Clin Microbiol Infect. 2019 Oct;25(10):1239-1245. doi: 10.1016/j.cmi.2019.06.016. Epub 2019 Jun 22.


Profiles of tuberculosis disease activation among contacts of patients with tuberculosis.

Melsew YA, Cheng AC, McBryde ES, Denholm JT, Tay E, Ragonnet R, Trauer JM.

Eur Respir J. 2019 Oct 10;54(4). pii: 1900353. doi: 10.1183/13993003.00353-2019. Print 2019 Oct. No abstract available.


Early transthoracic echocardiography has useful prognostic value in left-sided native valve endocarditis despite limited diagnostic performance.

Heriot GS, Newcomb A, Darby J, Wilson A, Tong SYC, Cheng AC, Liew D.

Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2019 Aug;38(8):1569-1575. doi: 10.1007/s10096-019-03589-w. Epub 2019 May 28.


Chlorhexidine versus saline in reducing the risk of catheter associated urinary tract infection: A cost-effectiveness analysis.

Mitchell BG, Fasugba O, Cheng AC, Gregory V, Koerner J, Collignon P, Gardner A, Graves N.

Int J Nurs Stud. 2019 Sep;97:1-6. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2019.04.003. Epub 2019 Apr 13.


Controlled human infection for vaccination against Streptococcus pyogenes (CHIVAS): Establishing a group A Streptococcus pharyngitis human infection study.

Osowicki J, Azzopardi KI, Baker C, Waddington CS, Pandey M, Schuster T, Grobler A, Cheng AC, Pollard AJ, McCarthy JS, Good MF, Walker MJ, Dale JB, Batzloff MR, Carapetis JR, Smeesters PR, Steer AC.

Vaccine. 2019 Jun 6;37(26):3485-3494. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2019.03.059. Epub 2019 May 14.


Sulforaphane Decrease of SERTAD1 Expression Triggers G1/S Arrest in Breast Cancer Cells.

Cheng AC, Shen CJ, Hung CM, Hsu YC.

J Med Food. 2019 May;22(5):444-450. doi: 10.1089/jmf.2018.4195.


Opportunities to improve influenza vaccination rates in general medical inpatients.

Zaman FY, Nagalingam V, Wong C, Khu YL, Teng HWG, Janardan J, Ritchie E, Cheng AC, Aung AK.

Intern Med J. 2019 May;49(5):662-665. doi: 10.1111/imj.14275.


Trebananib or placebo plus carboplatin and paclitaxel as first-line treatment for advanced ovarian cancer (TRINOVA-3/ENGOT-ov2/GOG-3001): a randomised, double-blind, phase 3 trial.

Vergote I, Scambia G, O'Malley DM, Van Calster B, Park SY, Del Campo JM, Meier W, Bamias A, Colombo N, Wenham RM, Covens A, Marth C, Raza Mirza M, Kroep JR, Ma H, Pickett CA, Monk BJ; TRINOVA-3/ENGOT-ov2/GOG-3001 investigators.

Lancet Oncol. 2019 Jun;20(6):862-876. doi: 10.1016/S1470-2045(19)30178-0. Epub 2019 May 7.


Influenza and pertussis vaccination of women during pregnancy in Victoria, 2015-2017.

Rowe SL, Perrett KP, Morey R, Stephens N, Cowie BC, Nolan TM, Leder K, Pitcher H, Sutton B, Cheng AC.

Med J Aust. 2019 Jun;210(10):454-462. doi: 10.5694/mja2.50125. Epub 2019 Apr 21.


Infection prevalence and patterns in self-inflicted gunshot wounds to the face.

Fagin AP, Dierks EJ, Bell RB, Cheng AC, Patel AA, Amundson MS.

Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol. 2019 Jul;128(1):9-13. doi: 10.1016/j.oooo.2019.02.022. Epub 2019 Feb 28.


Chlorhexidine for meatal cleaning in reducing catheter-associated urinary tract infections: a multicentre stepped-wedge randomised controlled trial.

Fasugba O, Cheng AC, Gregory V, Graves N, Koerner J, Collignon P, Gardner A, Mitchell BG.

Lancet Infect Dis. 2019 Jun;19(6):611-619. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(18)30736-9. Epub 2019 Apr 12.


Health care workers' awareness and infection control practices about Ebola virus disease in Hajj 2015.

Alsahafi AJ, Cheng AC.

J Infect Public Health. 2019 Sep - Oct;12(5):720-725. doi: 10.1016/j.jiph.2019.03.022. Epub 2019 Apr 10.

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