General infectious diseases
The General Infectious Disease team and the Cardiothoracic Unit reviewed the occurrence of bacteremia in patients receiving ventricular assist device implants between 1990 and 2009.
A report on necrotising fasciitis due to Neisseria gonorrhoeae has extended the spectrum of causative organisms of this clinical syndrome.
Collaborative studies with the Austin hospital, University of Melbourne and Monash Centre for Medicine Use and Safety have informed our knowledge and practices of the management of vancomycin resistant enterococcus. The unit’s interest in travel medicine has led to an excellent review of Rickettsial infections in Southeast Asia.