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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. 2019 Oct 17:100374. doi: 10.1016/j.epidem.2019.100374. [Epub ahead of print]


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

Rowe S, Leder K, Cheng AC.

Med J Aust. 2019 Nov 3. doi: 10.5694/mja2.50386. [Epub ahead of print] 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. 2019 Oct 21. pii: dkz422. doi: 10.1093/jac/dkz422. [Epub ahead of print]


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. 2019 Aug 23. pii: S0195-6701(19)30347-0. doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2019.08.016. [Epub ahead of print] 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. Review.


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. 2019 Jul 1. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.19-0260. [Epub ahead of print]


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.


The effects of cucurbitacin E on GADD45β-trigger G2/M arrest and JNK-independent pathway in brain cancer cells.

Cheng AC, Hsu YC, Tsai CC.

J Cell Mol Med. 2019 May;23(5):3512-3519. doi: 10.1111/jcmm.14250. Epub 2019 Mar 25.


Bacterial fitness in chronic wounds appears to be mediated by the capacity for high-density growth, not virulence or biofilm functions.

Morgan SJ, Lippman SI, Bautista GE, Harrison JJ, Harding CL, Gallagher LA, Cheng AC, Siehnel R, Ravishankar S, Usui ML, Olerud JE, Fleckman P, Wolcott RD, Manoil C, Singh PK.

PLoS Pathog. 2019 Mar 20;15(3):e1007511. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1007511. eCollection 2019 Mar.


The effect of early cardiopulmonary rehabilitation on the outcomes of intensive care unit survivors.

Lai CC, Chou W, Cheng AC, Chao CM, Cheng KC, Ho CH, Chen CM.

Medicine (Baltimore). 2019 Mar;98(11):e14877. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000014877.


The role of super-spreading events in Mycobacterium tuberculosis transmission: evidence from contact tracing.

Melsew YA, Gambhir M, Cheng AC, McBryde ES, Denholm JT, Tay EL, Trauer JM.

BMC Infect Dis. 2019 Mar 12;19(1):244. doi: 10.1186/s12879-019-3870-1.


Reducing urinary catheter use using an electronic reminder system in hospitalized patients: A randomized stepped-wedge trial.

Mitchell BG, Northcote M, Cheng AC, Fasugba O, Russo PL, Rosebrock H.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2019 Apr;40(4):427-431. doi: 10.1017/ice.2019.31. Epub 2019 Mar 4.


Using Wayfinding Data to Understand Patient Travel Within a Medical Center.

Cheng AC, White J.

AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2018 Dec 5;2018:1216-1223. eCollection 2018.


Effectiveness of early rehabilitation on patients with chronic obstructive lung disease and acute respiratory failure in intensive care units: A case-control study.

Chou W, Lai CC, Cheng KC, Yuan KS, Chen CM, Cheng AC.

Chron Respir Dis. 2019 Jan-Dec;16:1479973118820310. doi: 10.1177/1479973118820310.


Human CD8+ T cell cross-reactivity across influenza A, B and C viruses.

Koutsakos M, Illing PT, Nguyen THO, Mifsud NA, Crawford JC, Rizzetto S, Eltahla AA, Clemens EB, Sant S, Chua BY, Wong CY, Allen EK, Teng D, Dash P, Boyd DF, Grzelak L, Zeng W, Hurt AC, Barr I, Rockman S, Jackson DC, Kotsimbos TC, Cheng AC, Richards M, Westall GP, Loudovaris T, Mannering SI, Elliott M, Tangye SG, Wakim LM, Rossjohn J, Vijaykrishna D, Luciani F, Thomas PG, Gras S, Purcell AW, Kedzierska K.

Nat Immunol. 2019 May;20(5):613-625. doi: 10.1038/s41590-019-0320-6. Epub 2019 Feb 18.


Measures of Treatment Workload for Patients With Breast Cancer.

Cheng AC, Levy MA.

JCO Clin Cancer Inform. 2019 Feb;3:1-10. doi: 10.1200/CCI.18.00122.


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

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

BMJ Open. 2019 Jan 28;9(1):e024096. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-024096.


Benefit of Echocardiography in Patients With Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia at Low Risk of Endocarditis.

Heriot GS, Tong SYC, Cheng AC, Liew D.

Open Forum Infect Dis. 2018 Dec 11;5(12):ofy303. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofy303. eCollection 2018 Dec.


Fosfomycin: what was old is new again.

Avent ML, Rogers BA, Cheng AC, Athan E, Francis JR, Roberts MJ, Paterson DL, Harris PNA.

Intern Med J. 2018 Dec;48(12):1425-1429. doi: 10.1111/imj.14122. No abstract available.


Use of data linkage to improve communicable disease surveillance and control in Australia: existing practices, barriers and enablers.

Rowe SL, Stephens N, Cowie BC, Nolan T, Leder K, Cheng AC.

Aust N Z J Public Health. 2019 Feb;43(1):33-40. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12846. Epub 2018 Dec 5.


Establishing the prevalence of healthcare-associated infections in Australian hospitals: protocol for the Comprehensive Healthcare Associated Infection National Surveillance (CHAINS) study.

Russo PL, Stewardson A, Cheng AC, Bucknall T, Marimuthu K, Mitchell BG.

BMJ Open. 2018 Nov 8;8(11):e024924. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-024924.


Variations in Gut Microbiota of Siberian Flying Squirrels Correspond to Seasonal Phenological Changes in Their Hokkaido Subarctic Forest Ecosystem.

Liu PY, Cheng AC, Huang SW, Chang HW, Oshida T, Yu HT.

Microb Ecol. 2019 Jul;78(1):223-231. doi: 10.1007/s00248-018-1278-x. Epub 2018 Nov 8.


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