Alex Padiglione

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 Alex Padiglione

Monash Infectious Diseases
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MBBS (Hons) (Monash) FRACP PhD (Monash)

Infectious Diseases Physician
Director, Monash Travel Health
Director, Intensive Care Consultation service, Monash Infectious Diseases

Infectious Diseases Physician, Alfred Hospital

Professional Roles
2011                  Convenor, Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases (ASID) Annual Scientific Meeting
2001-2005         Medical Director, Victorian Centre for Ambulatory Care Innovation
2000-2004         Convener, Melbourne Infectious Diseases Group
1998-2004         Convener, Victorian Infectious Diseases Advanced Trainee Lecture Series, RACP
1996-1998         Lecturer, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University

Book chapters

Host Defence Mechanisms and Immunodeficiency DIsorders.
McGloughlin S. Padiglione AA,
In: Bersten AD, Soni N.
Oh’s Intensive Care Manual (7th ed.), Butterworth-Heinemann Elsevier, 2014.

HIV and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome.
Padiglione AA, McGloughlin S.
In: Bersten AD, Soni N.
Oh’s Intensive Care Manual (7th ed.), Butterworth-Heinemann Elsevier, 2014.

Infections in the elderly.
Padiglione AA, McDonald MM, Yung A.
In: Yung A,  Spelman DW, Street A. Johnson PDR, Sorrell T, McCormack J. (eds.)
Infectious Diseases: A Clinical Approach (3rd ed.), IP Communications,  2010.

Skin and soft tissue infections.
Padiglione AA, Ferguson J, Richards M.
In: Yung A, McDonald MM, Spelman DW, Street A, Johnson PDR, McCormack J, Sorrell T. (eds.)
Infectious Diseases: A Clinical Approach (2nd ed.), 2004.

Skin and soft tissue infections.
Richards M, Padiglione AA.
In: Yung A, McDonald MM, Spelman DW, Street A, Johnson PDR, Brown GV. (eds.)
Infectious Diseases: A Clinical Approach, 2001.

Padiglione AA.
In: Mariani AF (ed.).
Preventive Medicine: Reducing the burden of disease (Medicina Preventiva: Come ridurre l’onere della malattia), Co.As.It., 2002.

Travel Medicine.
Padiglione AA.
In: Mariani AF (ed.).
Preventive Medicine: Reducing the burden of disease (Medicina Preventiva: Come ridurre l’onere della malattia), Co.As.It., 2002.

Journal Articles

Evolution of carbapenem resistance in Acinetobacter baumannii during a prolonged infection.
Hawkey J, Ascher DB, Judd LM, Wick RR, Kostoulias X, Cleland H, Spelman DW, Padiglione A, Peleg AY, Holt KE.
Microb Genom. 2018 Mar 16. doi: 10.1099/mgen.0.000165. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 29547094

Early pathogenic colonisers of acute burn wounds: A retrospective review.
Park HS, Pham C, Paul E, Padiglione A, Lo C, Cleland H.
Burns. 2017 Jun 8. pii: S0305-4179(17)30285-1.

Management of dengue in Australian travellers: a retrospective multicentre analysis.
Tai AY, McGuinness SL, Robosa R, Turner D, Huang GK, Leder K, Korman TM, Thevarajan I, Stewardson AJ, Padiglione AA, Johnson DF.
Med J Aust. 2017 Apr 17;206(7):295-300.
PMID: 28403751

ICU antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) rounds: the daily activities of an AMS service.
Cairns KA, Bortz HD, Le A, Levkovich B, McGloughlin S, Padiglione A.
Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2016 Nov;48(5):575-576. doi: 10.1016/j.ijantimicag.2016.08.002. No abstract available.
PMID: 27663178

A Comparative Analysis Between Antibiotic- and Nonantibiotic-Associated Delayed Cutaneous Adverse Drug Reactions.
Trubiano JA, Aung AK, Nguyen M, Fehily SR, Graudins L, Cleland H, Padiglione A, Peleg AY.
J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2016 Nov – Dec;4(6):1187-1193. doi: 10.1016/j.jaip.2016.04.026.
PMID: 27283055

Dengue fever in travellers: are we missing warning signs of severe dengue in a non-endemic setting?
Tai A, Robosa R, Padiglione AA, Dalpatadu C, Korman TM.
Med J Aust. 2016 Apr 18;204(7):267. No abstract available.
PMID: 27078600

Secondary Bacterial Infection and Empirical Antibiotic Use in Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis Patients.
Mahar PD, Wasiak J, Cleland H, Paul E, Gin D, Watters DA, Marsh P, Padiglione AA.
J Burn Care Res. 2014 Oct 13. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 24988228 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]

Incidence of non-candidal fungal infections in severe burn injury: An Australian perspective.
Katz T, Wasiak J, Cleland H, Padiglione A.
Burns. 2014 Aug;40(5):881-6. doi: 10.1016/j.burns.2013.11.025. Epub 2013 Dec 28.
PMID: 24380706 [PubMed – in process]
The heat is on: a case of hyperthermia-induced posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES).
Tan JL, McClure J, Hennington L, Padiglione A, Cleland H, Ahn TB, Fedi M.
Neurol Sci. 2014 Jan;35(1):127-30. No abstract available.
PMID: 23959533 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]Low risk of Japanese encephalitis in short-term Australian travelers to Asia.
Ratnam I, Leder K, Black J, Biggs BA, Matchett E, Padiglione A, Woolley I, Panagiotidis T, Gherardin T, Luxemburger C, Torresi J.
J Travel Med. 2013 May;20(3):206-8. doi: 10.1111/jtm.12019. Epub 2013 Mar 8.
PMID: 23577868 [PubMed – in process]Incidence and risk factors for acute respiratory illnesses and influenza virus infections in Australian travellers to Asia.
Ratnam I, Black J, Leder K, Biggs BA, Gordon I, Matchett E, Padiglione A, Woolley I, Karapanagiotidis T, Gherardin T, Demont C, Luxemburger C, Torresi J.
J Clin Virol. 2013 May;57(1):54-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jcv.2013.01.008. Epub 2013 Feb 4.
PMID: 23380660 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]Microbiology of wildfire victims differs significantly from routine burns patients: Data from an Australian wildfire disaster.
Sherry NL, Padiglione AA, Spelman DW, Cleland H.
Burns. 2013 Mar;39(2):331-4. doi: 10.1016/j.burns.2012.07.017. Epub 2012 Aug 4.
PMID: 22871555 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
Nosocomial infections in the intensive care unit.
Majumdar SS. Padiglione AA.
Anaesth Intens Care Med 2012;13:5:204-8.Simple approach to improving vancomycin dosing in intensive care: a standardised loading dose results in earlier therapeutic levels.
Truong J, Levkovich BJ, Padiglione AA.
Intern Med J. 2012 Jan;42(1):23-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1445-5994.2011.02459.x.
PMID: 22276559 [PubMed – in process]Incidence and seroprevalence of dengue virus infections in Australian travellers to Asia.
Ratnam I, Black J, Leder K, Biggs BA, Matchett E, Padiglione A, Woolley I, Panagiotidis T, Gherardin T, Pollissard L, Demont C, Luxemburger C, Torresi J.
Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2012 Jun;31(6):1203-10. doi: 10.1007/s10096-011-1429-1. Epub 2011 Oct 9.
PMID: 21983919 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteraemia in burns patients: Risk factors and outcomes.
Mahar P, Padiglione AA, Cleland H, Paul E, Hinrichs M, Wasiak J.
Burns. 2010 Dec;36(8):1228-33. Epub 2010 Jun 9.
PMID: 20965109 [PubMed – in process]Extremely prolonged HIV seroconversion associated with an MHC haplotype carrying disease susceptibility genes for antibody deficiency disorders.
Padiglione A, Aleksic E, French M, Arnott A, Wilson KM, Tippett E, Kaye M, Gray L, Ellett A, Crane M, Leslie DE, Lewin SR, Breschkin A, Birch C, Gorry PR, McPhee DA, Crowe SM.
Clin Immunol. 2010 Nov;137(2):199-208. Epub 2010 Aug 8.
PMID: 20696618 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]Candida in burns: risk factors and outcomes.
Moore EC, Padiglione AA, Wasiak J, Paul E, Cleland H.
J Burn Care Res. 2010 Mar-Apr;31(2):257-63.
PMID: 20182372 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Consensus statement on the management of invasive candidiasis in Intensive Care Units in the Asia-Pacific Region.
Hsueh PR, Graybill JR, Playford EG, Watcharananan SP, Oh MD, Ja’alam K, Huang S, Nangia V, Kurup A, Padiglione AA.
Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2009 Sep;34(3):205-9. Epub 2009 May 5.
PMID: 19409759 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Risk of environmental and healthcare worker contamination with vancomycin-resistant enterococci during outpatient procedures and hemodialysis.
Grabsch EA, Burrell LJ, Padiglione A, O’Keeffe JM, Ballard S, Grayson ML.
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2006 Mar;27(3):287-93. Epub 2006 Feb 28.
PMID: 16532417 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Prevalence of colonisation with vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) among haemodialysis outpatients in Victoria: implications for screening.
Burrell LJ, Grabsch EA, Padiglione AA, Grayson ML.
Med J Aust. 2005 May 2;182(9):492. No abstract available.
PMID: 15865598 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]Free Article

Risk factors for new detection of vancomycin-resistant enterococci in acute-care hospitals that employ strict infection control procedures.
Padiglione AA, Wolfe R, Grabsch EA, Olden D, Pearson S, Franklin C, Spelman D, Mayall B, Johnson PD, Grayson ML.
Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2003 Aug;47(8):2492-8.
PMID: 12878510 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]Free PMC ArticleFree text

You oughta be congratulated?
Padiglione AA, Marshall CE, Korman TM.
Med J Aust. 2002 Oct 7;177(7):400; author reply 400. No abstract available.
PMID: 12358595 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]Free Article

The prevalence of fecal colonization with VRE among residents of long-term-care facilities in Melbourne, Australia.
Padiglione AA, Grabsch E, Wolfe R, Gibson K, Grayson ML.
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2001 Sep;22(9):576-8.
PMID: 11732788 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Enterococci resistant to vancomycin.

Padiglione A.
Intern Med J. 2001 Jan-Feb;31(1):5-6. No abstract available.
PMID: 11478358 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Fecal colonization with vancomycin-resistant enterococci in Australia.
Padiglione AA, Grabsch EA, Olden D, Hellard M, Sinclair MI, Fairley CK, Grayson ML.
Emerg Infect Dis. 2000 Sep-Oct;6(5):534-6.
PMID: 11202974 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]Free PMC ArticleFree text

Characteristics of patients with community-acquired pneumococcal pneumonia.
Padiglione AA, Willis J, Bailey M, Fairley CK.
Med J Aust. 1999 Feb 15;170(4):165-7.
PMID: 10078181 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Brain abscesses caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei.
Padiglione A, Ferris N, Fuller A, Spelman D.
J Infect. 1998 May;36(3):335-7.
PMID: 9661950 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Early detection of waterborne outbreaks of gastroenteritis.
Padiglione A, Fairley CK.
Water 1998 25(6):11-15.

Prognosis of Kaposi’s sarcoma as an initial and later AIDS associated illness.
Padiglione A, Goldstein D, Law MG, Hoy JF, Kaldor JM, Mijch AM.
Ann Oncol. 1997 Sep;8(9):871-5.
PMID: 9358937 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]Free Article

Safe drinking water.
Padiglione AA, Hellard ME, Sinclair MI, Fairley CK.
Med J Aust. 1997 Jun 16;166(12):670. No abstract available.
PMID: 9216595 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Beyond coliforms – Measuring human health.
Hellard ME, Sinclair MI, Ranmuthugala G, Pilotto LS, Padiglione A, Robertson BE, Fairley CK.
Water 1997 24(5) :26-28,