Claire Dendle

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Claire Dendle

MBBS (Monash) FRACP GradCertHlthProfEd (Monash)

Infectious Diseases Physician
General Physician, Monash Medical Centre
Clinical Site Director, Monash Medical Centre, School of Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Monash University


Natural Killer cell function predicts severe infection in kidney transplant recipients.
Dendle C, Gan PY, Polkinghorne KR, Ngui J, Stuart RL, Kanellis J, Thursky K, Mulley WR, Holdsworth S.
Am J Transplant. 2018 Apr 30. doi: 10.1111/ajt.14900. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 29708649

Occupational Legionella pneumophila Exposure in a Street Sweeper with a Renal Transplant.
Tedjaseputra A, Manzoor M, Dendle C, Kanellis J.
Nephrology (Carlton). 2018 May;23(5):493-494. doi: 10.1111/nep.13092. No abstract available.
PMID: 29696762

Does vaccination in solid-organ transplant recipients result in adverse immunologic sequelae? A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Mulley WR, Dendle C, Ling JEH, Knight SR.
J Heart Lung Transplant. 2018 Mar 10. pii: S1053-2498(18)31382-2. doi: 10.1016/j.healun.2018.03.001. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 29609844

Confirmed microsporidial graft infection in a hiv-negative renal transplant recipient: a case report and review of the literature.
Brown M, Longano A, Dendle C, Polkinghorne KR, Kanellis J.
Transpl Infect Dis. 2018 Mar 23:e12888. doi: 10.1111/tid.12888. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 29570921

Seroresponses and safety of 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccination in kidney transplant recipients.
Dendle C, Stuart RL, Polkinghorne KR, Balloch A, Kanellis J, Ling J, Kummrow M, Moore C, Thursky K, Buttery J, Mulholland K, Gan PY, Holdsworth S, Mulley WR.
Transpl Infect Dis. 2018 Mar 7. doi: 10.1111/tid.12866. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 29512234

Medical student psychological distress and academic performance.
Dendle C, Baulch J, Pellicano R, Hay M, Lichtwark I, Ayoub S, Clarke DM, Morand EF, Kumar A, Leech M, Horne K.
Med Teach. 2018 Jan 21:1-7. doi: 10.1080/0142159X.2018.1427222. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 29355074

Understanding of the significance and health implications of asplenia in a cohort of patients with haemaglobinopathy: possible benefits of a spleen registry.
Premawardena C, Bowden D, Kaplan Z, Dendle C, Woolley IJ.
Hematology. 2017 Dec 13:1-5. doi: 10.1080/10245332.2017.1414910. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 29237357

Infection is an Independent Predictor of Death in Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma.
Dendle C, Gilbertson M, Spelman T, Stuart RL, Korman TM, Thursky K, Opat S, McQuilten Z.
Sci Rep. 2017 Jun 30;7(1):4395. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-04495-x.
PMID: 28667319

High Rates of potentially infectious exposures between immunocompromised patients and their companion animals: An unmet need for education.
Gurry G, Campion V, Premawardena C, Woolley I, Shortt, Bowden DK, Kaplan Z, Dendle C.
Intern Med J. 2017 Mar;47(3):333-335. doi: 10.1111/imj.13361.
PMID: 28260250.

Cryptococcemia in primary HIV infection.
Yeung VA, Azzam R, Dendle C, Graham M, Woolley IJ, Korman TM.
Int J STD AIDS. 2016 Feb 10. pii: 0956462416632139. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 26868159

A history of infection with varicella is strongly predictive of the presence of varicella-zoster virus antibodies in a heterogenous Australian HIV cohort.
Gurry GA, Dendle C, Korman TM, Giles ML, Williams JH, Woolley IJ.
AIDS. 2015 Sep 24;29(15):2062-2064. No abstract available.
PMID: 26352884

Disseminated Enteroviral Infection Associated with Obinutuzumab.
Dendle C, Gilbertson M, Korman TM, Golder V, Morand E, Opat S.
Emerg Infect Dis. 2015 Sep;21(9):1661-3. doi: 10.3201/eid2109.150104.
PMID: 26291712

International Travel in the Immunocompromised Patient A cross-sectional survey of travel advice in 254 consecutive patients.International Travel in the Immunocompromised Patient A cross-sectional survey of travel advice in 254 consecutive patients.
Bialy C, Horne K, Dendle C, Kanellis J, Littlejohn G, Ratnam I, Woolley I.
Intern Med J. 2015 Mar 31. doi: 10.1111/imj.12753. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 25827660

Latent infection in HIV-positive refugees and other immigrants in Australia.
Gurry GA, Dendle C, Woolley IJ.
Med J Aust. 2015 Mar 16;202(5):238-40.

An analysis of the thromboembolic outcomes of 2472 splenectomized individuals.
Dendle C, Spelman T, Sundararajan V, Chunilal S, Woolley I.
Blood. 2015 Mar 5;125(10):1681-2. doi: 10.1182/blood-2014-12-619122.
PMID: 25745189 [PubMed – in process]

Who really knows their patients’ penicillin allergy status? A cross-sectional survey.
Fehily SR, Stuart RL, Horne K, Korman TM, Dendle C.
Intern Med J. 2015 Jan;45(1):113-5. doi: 10.1111/imj.12634.
PMID: 25582941 [PubMed – in processs]

Improving patient safety by doing less rather than more: many peripheral intravenous catheters are unnecessary.
Egerton-Warburton D, Craig S, Stuart R, Dendle C.
GMS Hyg Infect Control. 2014 Mar 7;9(1):Doc03. doi: 10.3205/dgkh000223. eCollection 2014. No abstract available.
PMID: 24653967 [PubMed]

Acanthamoeba encephalitis: isolation of genotype 1 in mycobacterial liquid culture media.
Azzam R, Francis MJ, Fernandez C, Badenoch P, Adamson P, Dendle C, Woolley IJ, Robson J, Korman TM, Graham M
J Clin Microbiol. 2014 Dec 10. pii: JCM.02887-14. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 25502534 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]

Consensus guidelines for diagnosis, prophylaxis and management of Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia in patients with haematological and solid malignancies, 2014.
Cooley L, Dendle C, Wolf J, Teh BW, Chen SC, Boutlis C, Thursky KA.
Intern Med J. 2014 Dec;44(12b):1350-63. doi: 10.1111/imj.12599. Erratum in: Intern Med J. 2014 Apr;45(4):469. Dosage error in article text.
PMID: 25482745

Medical graduates’ knowledge of bloodborne viruses and occupational exposures.
Koehler N, Vujovic O, Dendle C, McMenamin C.
Am J Infect Control. 2014 Feb;42(2):203-5. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2013.08.005. Epub 2013 Dec 17.
PMID: 24360355 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Think before you insert an intravenous catheter.
Dendle C, Stuart RL, Egerton Warburton D.
Med J Aust. 2013 ;199(10):655. doi: 10.5694/mja13.10733

Half of All Peripheral Intravenous Lines in an Australian Tertiary Emergency Department Are Unused: Pain With No Gain?
Limm EI, Fang X, Dendle C, Stuart RL, Egerton Warburton D.
Ann Emerg Med. 2013 Nov;62(5):521-5. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2013.02.022. Epub 2013 Apr 23.
PMID: 23623052 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Why is it so hard for doctors to speak up when they see an error occurring?
Dendle C, Paul A, Scott C, Gillespie E, Kotsanas D, Stuart RL.
Healthcare Infect 2013;18(2):72–75.

Hierarchy and hand hygiene: would medical students speak up to prevent hospital-acquired infection?
Samuel R, Shuen A, Dendle C, Kotsanas D, Scott C, Stuart RL.
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2012 Aug;33(8):861-3. doi: 10.1086/666634. No abstract available.
PMID: 22759561 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Splenectomy sequelae: an analysis of infectious outcomes among adults in Victoria.
Dendle C
, Sundararajan V, Spelman T, Jolley D, Woolley I.
Med J Aust. 2012 May 24;196(9):582-6.
PMID: 22621150 [PubMed – in process]

Influenza vaccination uptake amongst pregnant women and maternal care providers is suboptimal.
Lu AB, Halim AA, Dendle C, Kotsanas D, Giles ML, Wallace EM, Buttery JP, Stuart RL.
Vaccine. 2012 Jun 8;30(27):4055-9. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2012.04.012. Epub 2012 Apr 19.
PMID: 22521842 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Can we expect patients to question health care workers’ hand hygiene compliance?
Reid N, Moghaddas J, Loftus M, Stuart RL, Kotsanas D, Scott C, Dendle C.
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2012 May;33(5):531-2. No abstract available.
PMID: 22476284 [PubMed – in process]A real-life snapshot of the use and abuse of urinary catheters on general medical wards.
Harley G, Yeo AL, Stuart RL, Dendle C.
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2011 Dec;32(12):1216-8. Epub 2011 Oct 26.
PMID: 22080662 [PubMed – in process]Bites (Mammalian).
Looke D, Dendle C.
Clin Evid (Online). 2010 Jul 27;2010. pii: 0914.
PMID: 21418668 [PubMed – in process]Management of mammalian bites.
Dendle C, Looke D.
Aust Fam Physician. 2009 Nov;38(11):868-74. Review.
PMID: 19893832 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]Free Article.

Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia as a quality indicator for hospital infection control.
Dendle C, Martin RD, Cameron DR, Grabsch EA, Mayall BC, Grayson ML, Johnson PD.
Med J Aust. 2009 Oct 5;191(7):389-92.
PMID: 19807631 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Outbreak of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium containing both vanA and vanB gene clusters.
Dendle C, Ballard SA, Grabsch EA, Gao W, Grayson ML.
J Hosp Infect. 2009 Apr;71(4):379-81. Epub 2009 Feb 5. No abstract available.
PMID: 19200618 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Review article: Animal bites: an update for management with a focus on infections.
Dendle C, Looke D.
Emerg Med Australas. 2008 Dec;20(6):458-67. Review.
PMID: 19125823 [PubMed – in process]

Report of oral clarithromycin desensitization.
Holmes NE, Hodgkinson M, Dendle C, Korman TM.
Br J Clin Pharmacol. 2008 Aug;66(2):323-4. Epub 2008 Apr 8. No abstract available.
PMID: 18460032 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

A longitudinal study of Acinetobacter in three Australian hospitals.
Marshall C, Richards M, Black J, Sinickas V, Dendle C, Korman T, Spelman D.
J Hosp Infect. 2007 Nov;67(3):245-52. Epub 2007 Oct 17.
PMID: 17942187 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Severe complications of a “Brazilian” bikini wax.
Dendle C, Mulvey S, Pyrlis F, Grayson ML, Johnson PD.
Clin Infect Dis. 2007 Aug 1;45(3):e29-31. Epub 2007 Jun 18.
PMID: 17599301 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Rat-bite fever septic arthritis: illustrative case and literature review.
Dendle C, Woolley IJ, Korman TM.
Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2006 Dec;25(12):791-7. Review.
PMID: 17096137 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE