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2020

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, S. Y. C., Lye, D. C., Yahav, D., Sud, A., Robinson, J. O., Nelson, J., Archuleta, S., Roberts, M. A., Cass, A., Paterson, D. L., Foo, H., Paul, M., Guy, S. D., Tramontana, A. R., Walls, G. B., McBride, S., Bak, N., Ghosh, N., Rogers, B. A., Ralph, A. P. & 23 others, Davies, J., Ferguson, P. E., Dotel, R., McKew, G. L., Gray, T. J., Holmes, N. E., Smith, S., Warner, M. S., Kalimuddin, S., Young, B. E., Runnegar, N., Andresen, D. N., Anagnostou, N. A., Johnson, S. A., Chatfield, M. D., Cheng, A. C., Fowler, V. G., Howden, B. P., Meagher, N., Price, D. J., Van Hal, S. J., O'Sullivan, M. V. N. & Davis, J. S., 11 Feb 2020, In : JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association. 323, 6, p. 527-537 11 p.

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Factors Affecting Continued Participation in Tuberculosis Contact Investigation in a Low-Income, High-Burden Setting

Goroh, M. M. D., van den Boogaard, C. H. A., Ibrahim, M. Y., Tha, N. O., Swe, Robinson, F., Lukman, K. A., Jeffree, M. S., William, T. & Ralph, A. P., Sep 2020, In : Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease. 5, 3, p. 1-13 13 p., 124.

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Geospatial epidemiology of Staphylococcus aureus in a tropical setting: an enabling digital surveillance platform

Wozniak, T., Cuningham, W. G. G., Buchanan, S., Coulter, S., Baird, R. W., Nimmo, G. R., Blyth, C. C., Tong, S. Y. C., Currie, B. & Ralph, A., 3 Jul 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Scientific Reports. 10, 1, p. 1-10 10 p., 13169.

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How can gastro-intestinal tuberculosis diagnosis be improved? A prospective cohort study

Lowbridge, C., Fadhi, S. A. M., Krishnan, G. D., Schimann, E., Karuppan, R. M., Sriram, N., Rajahram, G. S., Menon, J., Patel, A., Timothy, W., Paul, D. C. & Ralph, A., 30 Mar 2020, In : BMC Infectious Diseases. 20, 255.

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Hyperendemic rheumatic heart disease in a remote Australian town identified by echocardiographic screening

Francis, J. R., Fairhurst, H., Hardefeldt, H., Brown, S., Ryan, C., Brown, K., Smith, G., Baartz, R., Horton, A., Whalley, G., Marangou, J., Kaethner, A., Draper, A. D. K., James, C. L., Mitchell, A. G., Yan, J., Ralph, A. & Remenyi, B., Aug 2020, In : Medical Journal of Australia. 213, 3, p. 118-123 6 p.

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Priorities for improved management of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease: Analysis of cross-sectional continuous quality improvement data in Aboriginal primary healthcare centres in Australia

Katzenellenbogen, J. M., Bond-Smith, D., Ralph, A. P., Wilmot, M., Marsh, J., Bailie, R. & Matthews, V., 2020, In : Australian Health Review. 44, 2, p. 212-221 10 p.

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RHD elimination: action needed beyond secondary prophylaxis

Hardie, K., Ralph, A. P. & de Dassel, J. L., 8 Jun 2020, In : Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health. p. 1-1 1 p.

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Stay Strong: Aboriginal leaders deliver COVID-19 health messages

Kerrigan, V., Lee, A. M., Ralph, A. P. & Lawton, P. D., 19 May 2020, In : Health Promotion Journal of Australia. 2 p.

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The RECARDINA study protocol: diagnostic utility of ultra-abbreviated echocardiographic protocol for handheld machines used by non-experts to detect rheumatic heart disease

Francis, J. R., Fairhurst, H., Whalley, G., Kaethner, A., Ralph, A., Yan, J., Cush, J., Wade, V., Monteiro, A. & Remenyi, B., 2020, In : BMJ Open. 10, 5, p. 1-9 9 p., e037609.

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“How can I do more?” Cultural awareness training for hospital-based healthcare providers working with high Aboriginal caseload

Kerrigan, V. A., Lewis, N., Cass, A., Hefler, M. & Ralph, A., 29 May 2020, In : BMC Medical Education. 20, p. 1-11 11 p., 173.

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2019

A cluster of acute rheumatic fever cases among Aboriginal Australians in a remote community with high baseline incidence

Francis, J. R., Gargan, C., Remenyi, B., Ralph, A. P., Draper, A., Holt, D., Krause, V. & Hardie, K., 17 Apr 2019, In : Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health. 43, 3, p. 288-293 6 p.

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Adjunctive vitamin D in tuberculosis treatment: meta-analysis of individual participant data

Jolliffe, D. A., Ganmaa, D., Wejse, C., Raqib, R., Haq, M. A., Salahuddin, N., Daley, P. K., Ralph, A. P., Ziegler, T. R. & Martineau, A. R., Mar 2019, In : The European respiratory journal. 53, 3, 1802003.

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Bridging the knowledge-practice gap in tuberculosis contact management in a high-burden setting: a mixed-methods protocol for a multicenter health system strengthening study

Lestari, T., Graham, S., Van den Boogard, C., Triasih, R., Poespoprodjo, J. R., Ubra, R. R., Kenangalem, E., Mahendradhata, Y., Anstey, N. M., Bailie, R. S. & Ralph, A. P., 19 Mar 2019, In : Implementation Science. 14, 1, p. 1-15 15 p., 31.

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Case report: Concurrent rheumatic fever and acute post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis in a high-burden setting

Nakauyaca, A. V., Ralph, A. P., Majoni, W. S. & Kangaharan, N., 6 Nov 2019, In : American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 101, 5, p. 1054-1057 4 p.

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Case Report: Severe Disseminated Gonococcal Infection with Polyarticular Gout: Two Cases in Older Travelers

Smith, E. L., Hodgetts, K. E., Ralph, A. P. & Anstey, N. M., 1 Jan 2019, In : The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene . 100, 1, p. 209-212 4 p.

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Community-based participatory action research on rheumatic heart disease in an Australian Aboriginal homeland: Evaluation of the ‘On track watch’ project

Haynes, E., Marawili, M., Marika, B. M., Mitchell, A. G., Phillips, J., Bessarab, D., Walker, R., Cook, J. & Ralph, A. P., 1 Jun 2019, In : Evaluation and Program Planning. 74, June, p. 38-53 16 p.

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Concerns for efficacy of a 30-valent M-protein-based Streptococcus pyogenes vaccine in regions with high rates of rheumatic heart disease

Giffard, P., Tong, S. Y. C., Holt, D., Ralph, A. & Currie, B., 3 Jul 2019, In : PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 13, 7, p. 1-20 20 p., e0007511.

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Four-Weekly Benzathine Penicillin G Provides Inadequate Protection against Acute Rheumatic Fever in Some Children

de Dassel, J. L., Malik, H., Ralph, A. P., Hardie, K., Remenyi, B. & Francis, J. R., 1 May 2019, In : The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene . 100, 5, p. 1118-1120 3 p.

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Potential for molecular testing for group a streptococcus to improve diagnosis and management in a high-risk population: A prospective study

Ralph, A. P., Holt, D. C., Islam, S., Osowicki, J., Carroll, D. E., Tong, S. Y. C. & Bowen, A. C., 1 Apr 2019, In : Open Forum Infectious Diseases. 6, 4, p. 1-9 9 p., ofz097.

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Streptococcal Serology in Acute Rheumatic Fever Patients: Findings From 2 High-income, High-burden Settings

Jack, S., Moreland, N. J., Meagher, J., Fittock, M., Galloway, Y. & Ralph, A. P., 1 Jan 2019, In : The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. 38, 1, p. e1-e6 6 p.

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The end rheumatic heart disease in Australia study of epidemiology (ERASE) project: Data sources, case ascertainment and cohort profile

Katzenellenbogen, J. M., Bond-Smith, D., Seth, R. J., Dempsey, K., Cannon, J., Nedkoff, L., Sanfilippo, F. M., de Klerk, N., Hung, J., Geelhoed, E., Williamson, D., Wyber, R., Ralph, A. P. & Bessarab, D., 15 Nov 2019, In : Clinical Epidemiology. 11, p. 997-1010 14 p.

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Training for Tuberculosis Elimination in Indonesia: Achievements, Reflections, and Potential for Impact

Main, S., Lestari, T., Triasih, R., Chan, G., Davidson, L., Majumdar, S., Santoso, D., Phung, S., Lukkala, J., Graham, S., du Cross, P. & Ralph, A., Sep 2019, In : Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease. 4, 3, p. 1-12 12 p., 0107.

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“That Heart Sickness”: Young Aboriginal People’s Understanding of Rheumatic Fever

Mitchell, A. G., Belton, S., Johnston, V., Gondarra, W. & Ralph, A. P., 2 Jan 2019, In : Medical Anthropology: Cross Cultural Studies in Health and Illness. 38, 1, p. 1-14 14 p.

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2018

Aboriginal children and penicillin injections for rheumatic fever: How much of a problem is injection pain?

Mitchell, A. G., Belton, S., Johnston, V., Read, C., Scrine, C. & Ralph, A. P., Feb 2018, In : Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health. 42, 1, p. 46-51 6 p.

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How many doses make a difference? An analysis of secondary prevention of rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease

de Dassel, J. L., de Klerk, N., Carapetis, J. R. & Ralph, A. P., 1 Dec 2018, In : Journal of the American Heart Association. 7, 24, p. 1-22 22 p., e010223.

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Improving delivery of secondary prophylaxis for rheumatic heart disease in a high-burden setting: Outcome of a stepped-wedge, community, randomized trial

Ralph, A. P., De Dassel, J. L., Kirby, A., Read, C., Mitchell, A. G., Maguire, G. P., Currie, B. J., Bailie, R. S., Johnston, V. & Carapetis, J. R., 17 Jul 2018, In : Journal of the American Heart Association. 7, 14, p. 1-15 15 p., e009308.

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Qualitative evaluation of a complex intervention to improve rheumatic heart disease secondary prophylaxis

Read, C., Mitchell, A. G., de Dassel, J. L., Scrine, C., Hendrickx, D., Bailie, R. S., Johnston, V., Maguire, G. P., Schultz, R., Carapetis, J. R. & Ralph, A. P., 17 Jul 2018, In : Journal of the American Heart Association. 7, 14, p. 1-15 15 p., e009376.

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Rheumatic Heart Disease Prophylaxis in Older Patients: A Register-Based Audit of Adherence to Guidelines

Holland, J. V., Hardie, K., de Dassel, J. & Ralph, A. P., 1 Jun 2018, In : Open Forum Infectious Diseases. 5, 6, p. 1-7 7 p.

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The clinical characteristics of adults with rheumatic heart disease in Yangon, Myanmar: An observational study

Myint, N. P. S. T., Aung, N. M., Win, M. S., Htut, T. Y., Ralph, A. P., Cooper, D. A., Nyein, M. L., Kyi, M. M. & Hanson, J., 21 Feb 2018, In : PLoS One. 13, 2, p. 1-14 14 p., e0192880.

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The 'Communicate' study: Improving communication with hospitalised Aboriginal patients to ensure quality and safety in healthcare

Kerrigan, V. A., Dhurrkay, G., Castillon, C., Alexander, D., Cass, A., Lowell, A. & Ralph, A., 12 Sep 2018, p. 1-1. 1 p.

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Transition to adult care for Aboriginal children with rheumatic fever: A review informed by a focussed ethnography in northern Australia

Mitchell, A. G., Belton, S., Johnston, V. & Ralph, A., 9 Jan 2018, In : Australian Journal of Primary Health. 24, 1, p. 9-13 5 p.

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2017

Adherence to secondary prophylaxis for rheumatic heart disease is underestimated by register data

De Dassel, J. L., Fittock, M. T., Wilks, S. C., Poole, J. E., Carapetis, J. R. & Ralph, A. P., 31 May 2017, In : PLoS One. 12, 5, p. 1-9 9 p., e0178264.

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A systematic review of adherence in Indigenous Australians: An opportunity to improve chronic condition management

De Dassel, J. L., Ralph, A. P. & Cass, A., 27 Dec 2017, In : BMC Health Services Research. 17, 1, p. 1-13 13 p., 845.

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Group A Streptococcus, Acute Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease: Epidemiology and Clinical Considerations

Zühlke, L. J., Beaton, A., Engel, M. E., Hugo-Hamman, C. T., Karthikeyan, G., Katzenellenbogen, J. M., Ntusi, N., Ralph, A. P., Saxena, A., Smeesters, P. R., Watkins, D., Zilla, P. & Carapetis, J., Feb 2017, In : Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine. 19, 2, p. 1-23 23 p., 15.

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Low uptake of Aboriginal interpreters in healthcare: Exploration of current use in Australia's Northern Territory

Ralph, A. P., Lowell, A., Murphy, J., Dias, T., Butler, D., Spain, B., Hughes, J. T., Campbell, L., Bauert, B., Salter, C., Tune, K. & Cass, A., 15 Nov 2017, In : BMC Health Services Research. 17, 1, p. 1-12 12 p., 733.

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Prescribing for people with acute rheumatic fever

Ralph, A., Noonan, S. J., Boardman, C., Halkon, C. & Currie, B., 3 Apr 2017, In : Australian Prescriber. 40, 2, p. 70-75 6 p.

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Rheumatic heart disease: Infectious disease origin, chronic care approach

Katzenellenbogen, J. M., Ralph, A. P., Wyber, R. & Carapetis, J. R., 29 Nov 2017, In : BMC Health Services Research. 17, 1, p. 1-16 16 p., 793.

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Vitamin D and activated vitamin D in tuberculosis in equatorial Malaysia: A prospective clinical study

Ralph, A. P., Rashid Ali, M. R. S., WILLIAM, T., Piera, K., Parameswaran, U., Bird, E., Wilkes, C. S., Lee, W. K., Yeo, T. W. & Anstey, N. M., 27 Apr 2017, In : BMC Infectious Diseases. 17, 1, p. 1-11 11 p., 312.

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2016

Combination of Vancomycin and β-Lactam Therapy for Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia: A Pilot Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial

Davis, J. S., Sud, A., O'Sullivan, M. V. N., Robinson, J. O., Ferguson, P. E., Foo, H., Van Hal, S. J., Ralph, A. P., Howden, B. P., Binks, P. M., Kirby, A., Tong, S. Y. C., Tong, S., Binks, P., Majumdar, S., Ralph, A., Baird, R., Gordon, C., Jeremiah, C., Leung, G. & 25 others, Brischetto, A., Crowe, A., Dakh, F., Whykes, K., Kirkwood, M., Menon, M., Somerville, L., Subedi, S., Owen, S., O'Sullivan, M., Liu, E., Zhou, F., Robinson, O., Coombs, G., Ferguson, P., Pollet, S., Van Hal, S., Davis, R., CAMERA Study Group, CAMERA Study Group, CAMERA Study Group, CAMERA Study Group, CAMERA Study Group, CAMERA Study Group & CAMERA Study Group, 15 Jan 2016, In : Clinical Infectious Diseases. 62, 2, p. 173-180 8 p.

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Epidemiological investigation of an outbreak of cutaneous sporotrichosis, Northern Territory, Australia

McGuinness, S. L., Boyd, R., Kidd, S., McLeod, C., Krause, V. & Ralph, A., 13 Jan 2016, In : BMC Infectious Diseases. 16, 1, p. 1-7 7 p., 16.

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Epidemiology, diagnosis and management of extra-pulmonary tuberculosis in a low-prevalence country: A four year retrospective study in an Australian Tertiary Infectious Diseases Unit

Pollett, S., Banner, P., O'Sullivan, M. & Ralph, A., 2016, In : PLoS One. 11, 3, p. 1-15 15 p., e0149372.

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Improving delivery of secondary prophylaxis for rheumatic heart disease in remote Indigenous communities: study protocol for a stepped-wedge randomised trial

Ralph, A., Read, C., JOHNSTON, V., De Dassel, J. L., Bycroft, K., Mitchell, A., Bailie, R. S., Maguire, G. P., Edwards, K., Currie, B., Kirby, A. & Carapetis, J., 2016, In : Trials. 17, 1, p. 1 -12 12 p., 51.

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Long-term outcomes from acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease

He, V., Condon, J., Ralph, A., Zhao, Y., Roberts, K., De Dassel, J. L., Currie, B., Fittock, M. T., Edwards, K. & Carapetis, J., 2016, In : Circulation. 134, 3, p. 222-232 11 p.

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Nocardiosis in the tropical northern territory of Australia, 1997-2014

McGuinness, S. L., Whiting, S. E., Baird, R., Currie, B. J., Ralph, A. P., Anstey, N. M., Price, R. N., Davis, J. S. & Tong, S. Y. C., 6 Oct 2016, In : Open Forum Infectious Diseases. 3, 4, p. 1-25 25 p.

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Tuberculous meningitis is a major cause of mortality and morbidity in adults with central nervous system infections in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia: An observational study

Lee, H., William, T., Menon, J., Ralph, A., Ooi, E., Hou, Y., Sessions, O. & Yeo, T., 16 Jun 2016, In : BMC Infectious Diseases. 16, p. 1-8 8 p., 296.

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2015

A prospective study of mycobacterial viability in refrigerated, unpreserved sputum batched for up to 8 weeks

ALI, MUHAMMAD. REDZWAN. S. RASHID., Parameswaran, U., William, T., Bird, E., Wilkes, C., Lee, W. K., Yeo, T., Anstey, N. & Ralph, A., 2015, In : International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. 19, 5, p. 620-622 3 p.

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A Prospective Study of Tuberculosis Drug Susceptibility in Sabah, Malaysia, and an Algorithm for Management of Isoniazid Resistance

ALI, MUHAMMAD. REDZWAN. S. RASHID., Parameswaran, U., Williams, T., Bird, E., Wilkes, C., Lee, W. K., Yeo, T. W., Anstey, N., Ralph, A. & Yeo, T., 2015, In : Journal of Tropical Medicine. 2015, p. 1-8 8 p.

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Controlling acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease in developing countries: are we getting closer?

De Dassel, J. L., Ralph, A. & Carapetis, J., 2015, In : Current Opinion in Pediatrics. 27, 1, p. 116-123 8 p.

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Individualised second line anti-tuberculous therapy for an extensively resistant pulmonary tuberculosis (XDR PTB) in East Malaysia

ALI, MUHAMMAD. REDZWAN. S. RASHID., Ralph, A., Kannan, K. K. S. & William, T., 2015, In : Medical Journal of Malaysia. 70, 3, p. 200-204 5 p.

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