Rhonda Stuart

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Rhonda Stuart

MBBS (Hons) (Monash) FRACP PhD (Monash)

Infectious Diseases Physician
Medical Director, Infection Prevention & Epidemiology, Monash Health
Infection Prevention Committee, Monash Health
Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, School of Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University

Professional Roles
Healthcare Special Interest Group (HICSIG), ASID
VICNISS Advisory Committee (ASID representative)

Editorial Board, Infection, Disease & Health (Journal of the Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control)

Book chapters
Richards MJ, Stuart RL.
In: Harris A, Baron EL. (eds).
UpToDate 2014
Richards MJ, Stuart RL.
In: Harris A, Baron EL. (eds).
UpToDate 2014
Stuart RL.
In: Grayson ML, Crowe SM, McCarthy JS, Mills J, Mouton JW, Norrby SR, Paterson DL, Pfaller MA. (eds).
Kucers’ The Use of Antibiotics (6th ed.). American Society for Microbiology & Hodder Arnold, 2010.Norfloxacin.
Stuart RL.
In: Grayson ML, Crowe SM, McCarthy JS, Mills J, Mouton JW, Norrby SR, Paterson DL, Pfaller MA. (eds).
Kucers’ The Use of Antibiotics (6th ed.) American Society for Microbiology & Hodder Arnold, 2010.Sitaifloxacin.
Stuart RL.
In: Grayson ML, Crowe SM, McCarthy JS, Mills J, Mouton JW, Norrby SR, Paterson DL, Pfaller MA. (eds).
Kucers’ The Use of Antibiotics (6th ed.). American Society for Microbiology & Hodder Arnold, 2010.

Infections associated with healthcare.
Richards M, Stuart RL, Ferguson J.
In: Yung A,  Spelman DW, Street A. Johnson PDR, Sorrell T, McCormack J. (eds.)
Infectious Diseases: A Clinical Approach (3rd ed.), IP Communications,  2010.



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

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

Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium sequence type 796 – rapid international dissemination of a new epidemic clone.
Mahony AA, Buultjens AH, Ballard SA, Grabsch EA, Xie S, Seemann T, Stuart RL, Kotsanas D, Cheng A, Heffernan H, Roberts SA, Coombs GW, Bak N, Ferguson JK, Carter GC, Howden BP, Stinear TP, Johnson PDR.
Antimicrob Resist Infect Control. 2018 Mar 22;7:44. doi: 10.1186/s13756-018-0335-z. eCollection 2018.
PMID: 29588851

Urinary tract infection surveillance in residential aged care.
Ryan S, Gillespie E, Stuart RL.
Am J Infect Control. 2017 Aug 22. pii: S0196-6553(17)30855-6. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2017.07.002. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 28844374

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

Adenosine triphosphate bioluminescence to validate decontamination of endoscopes.
Gillespie E, Sievert W, Swan M, Kaye C, Edridge I, Stuart RL.
J Hosp Infect. 2017 May 31. pii: S0195-6701(17)30292-X. doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2017.05.020. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 28577923

Mycobacterium chimaera and cardiac surgery.
Stewardson AJ, Stuart RL, Cheng AC, Johnson PD.
Med J Aust. 2017 Feb 20;206(3):132-135.
PMID: 28208046

Identifying and integrating patient and caregiver perspectives for clinical practice guidelines on the screening and management of infectious microorganisms in hemodialysis units.
Miller HM, Tong A, Tunnicliffe DJ, Campbell D, Pinter J, Commons RJ, Athan E, Craig JC, Gilroy N, Green J, Henderson B, Howell M, Stuart RL, van Eps C, Wong MG, de Zoysa J, Jardine MJ.
Hemodial Int. 2017 Apr;21(2):213-223.

More Doctor-Patient Contact Is Not the Only Explanation For Lower Hand-Hygiene Compliance in Australian Emergency Departments.
Stewardson AJ, Stuart RL, Marshall C, Cruickshank M, Grayson ML.
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2017 Apr;38(4):502-504. doi: 10.1017/ice.2016.336. Epub 2017 Feb 9. No abstract available.
PMID: 28179031

Microfiber and steam for a neonatal service: An improved and safe cleaning methodology.
Gillespie E, Tabbara L, Scott C, Lovegrove A, Kotsanas D, Stuart RL.
Am J Infect Control. 2017 Jan 1;45(1):98-100. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2016.06.041. No abstract available.
PMID: 28065335

Ebola virus disease: An update on current prevention and management strategies.
Trad MA, Naughton W, Yeung A, Mazlin L, O’Sullivan M, Gilroy N, Fisher DA, Stuart RL.
J Clin Virol. 2017 Jan;86:5-13. doi: 10.1016/j.jcv.2016.11.005. Review.
PMID: 27893999

A parainfluenza virus type 3 outbreak at a residential aged care facility: The role of microbiologic testing in early identification and antimicrobial stewardship.
Ryan S, Gillespie E, Stuart RL.
Am J Infect Control. 2017 Feb 1;45(2):203-205. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2016.06.032.
PMID: 27665033

Mycobacterial infections due to contaminated heater cooler units used in cardiac bypass: An approach for infection control practitioners.
Cheng AC, Stewardson AJ, Mitchell B, Collignon P, Johnson PD, Stuart RL.
Infect Dis Health 2016; 21:154-161.

The impact of a multidisciplinary antimicrobial stewardship team on the timeliness of antimicrobial therapy in patients with positive blood cultures: a randomized controlled trial.
Cairns KA, Doyle JS, Trevillyan JM, Horne K, Stuart RL, Bushett N, Yong MK, Kelley PG, Dooley MJ, Cheng AC.
J Antimicrob Chemother. 2016 Nov;71(11):3276-3283.
PMID: 27494917

Identifying and integrating patient and caregiver perspectives for clinical practice guidelines on the screening and management of infectious microorganisms in hemodialysis units.
Miller HM, Tong A, Tunnicliffe DJ, Campbell D, Pinter J, Commons RJ, Athan E, Craig JC, Gilroy N, Green J, Henderson B, Howell M, Stuart RL, van Eps C, Wong MG, de Zoysa J, Jardine MJ.
Hemodial Int. 2016 Jul 8. doi: 10.1111/hdi.12457. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 27389043

Clearance of infant vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium carriage after a neonatal inpatient outbreak.
Lister DM, Tan K, Carse E, Stuart RL.
Am J Infect Control. 2016 Oct 1;44(10):1172-1173. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2016.03.032.
PMID: 27209094

Low rates of endocarditis in healthcare-associated Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia suggest that echocardiography might not always be required.
Barton T, Moir S, Rehmani H, Woolley I, Korman TM, Stuart RL.
Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2016 Jan;35(1):49-55.
PMID: 26490139

Use of an Innovative Personality-Mindset Profiling Tool to Guide Culture-Change Strategies among Different Healthcare Worker Groups.
Grayson ML, Macesic N, Huang GK, Bond K, Fletcher J, Gilbert GL, Gordon DL, Hellsten JF, Iredell J, Keighley C, Stuart RL, Xuereb CS, Cruickshank M.
PLoS One. 2015 Oct 21;10(10):e0140509. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0140509. eCollection 2015.
PMID: 26489012

Are identity badges and lanyards in pediatrics potentially contaminated with viral pathogens?
Ting CY, Cheng DR, Kotsanas D, Kirkwood CD, Bogdanovic-Sakran N, Stuart RL, Buttery JP.
Am J Infect Control. 2015 Nov;43(11):1258-60. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2015.06.024.
PMID: 26300101

Outbreak of vanB vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium colonization in a neonatal service.
Lister DM, Kotsanas D, Ballard SA, Howden BP, Carse E, Tan K, Scott C, Gillespie EE, Mahoney AA, Doherty R, Korman TM, Johnson PD, Stuart RL.
Am J Infect Control. 2015 Oct 1;43(10):1061-5. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2015.05.047.
PMID: 26190380

Survey of infection control and antimicrobial stewardship practices in Australian residential aged-care facilities.
Stuart RL, Marshall C, Orr E, Bennett N, Athan E, Friedman D, Reilly M; Members of RACRIG (Residential Aged Care Research Interest Group).
Intern Med J. 2015 May;45(5):576-80. doi: 10.1111/imj.12740.
PMID: 25955463

Antibiotic use in residential aged care facilities.
Lim CJ, Stuart RL, Kong DC.
Aust Fam Physician. 2015 Apr;44(4):192-6.
PMID: 25901402

Emergence and spread of predominantly community-onset Clostridium difficile PCR ribotype 244 infection in Australia, 2010 to 2012.
Eyre DW, Tracey L, Elliott B, Slimings C, Huntington PG, Stuart RL, Korman TM, Kotsiou G, McCann R, Griffiths D, Fawley WN, Armstrong P, Dingle KE, Walker AS, Peto TE, Crook DW, Wilcox MH, Riley TV
Euro Surveill. 2015 Mar 12;20(10). pii: 21059.

Local acquisition and nosocomial transmission of Klebsiella pneumoniae harbouring the blaNDM-1 gene in Australia.
Tai A, Stuart RL, Sidjabat H, Lemoh C, Rogers BA, Graham M, Paterson DL, Korman TM.
Med J Aust 2015 Mar 16;202(5):270-1.

Using microfiber and steam technology to improve cleaning outcomes in an intensive care unit.
Gillespie E, Williams N, Sloane T, Wright L, Kotsanas D, Stuart RL.
Am J Infect Control. 2015 Feb 1;43(2):177-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2014.11.006.
PMID: 25637118 [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]

A nurse-led antimicrobial stewardship intervention in two residential aged care facilities.
Stuart RL, Orr E, Kotsanas D, Gillespie EE.
Healthcare Infection 2014 Epub July 24 http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/HI14016

Antimicrobial stewardship in residential aged care facilities: need and readiness assessment.
Lim CJ, Kwong M, Stuart RL, Buising KL, Friedman ND, Bennett N, Cheng AC, Peleg AY, Marshall C, Kong DC.
BMC Infect Dis. 2014 Jul 23;14:410. doi: 10.1186/1471-2334-14-410.
PMID: 25055957 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Antibiotic prescribing practice in residential aged care facilities–health care providers’ perspectives.
Lim CJ, Kwong MW, Stuart RL, Buising KL, Friedman ND, Bennett NJ, Cheng AC, Peleg A, Marshall C, Kong DC.
Med J Aust. 2014 Jul 21;201(2):98-102.
PMID: 25045989 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Transthoracic echocardiography is still useful in the initial evaluation of patients with suspected infective endocarditis: evaluation of a large cohort at a tertiary referral center.
Barton TL, Mottram PM, Stuart RL, Cameron JD, Moir S.
Mayo Clin Proc. 2014 Jun;89(6):799-805. doi: 10.1016/j.mayocp.2014.02.013.
PMID: 24943695 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Emergence of a ribotype 244 strain of Clostridium difficile associated with severe disease and related to the epidemic ribotype 027 strain.
Lim SK, Stuart RL, Mackin K, Carter G, Kotsanas D, Francis M, Easton M, Dimovski K, Elliot B, Riley TV, Hogg G, Paul E, Korman TM, Seemann T, Stinear TP, Lyras D, Jenkin GA.
Clin Infect Dis. 2014 Jun;58(12):1723-30. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciu203. Epub 2014 Apr 4.
PMID: 24704722 [PubMed – in process]

Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia associated with peripherally inserted central catheters: the role of chlorhexidine gluconate-impregnated sponge dressings.
Loftus MJ. Florescu CJ. Stuart RL.
Med J Aust. 2014 Apr 7;200(6):317-8. No abstract available.
PMID: 24702084 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

The silver lining of disposable sporicidal privacy curtains in an Intensive Care Unit.
Kotsanas D, Wijesooriya WR, Sloane T, Stuart RL, Gillespie EE.
Am J Infect Control. 2014 Apr;42(4):366-70. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2013.11.013.
PMID: 24679561 [PubMed – in process]

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]

Clostridium difficile – what is the Australian story?
Johnson PD, Stuart RL.
Med J Aust. 2014 Mar 17;200(5):242-3. No abstract available.
PMID: 24641129 [PubMed – in process]

Mandatory seasonal influenza vaccination of health care workers: a way forward to improving influenza vaccination rates.
Chean R, Ferguson JK, Stuart RL.
Healthcare Infection 2014;19(2):42-44

A pilot study of an influenza vaccination or mask mandate in an Australian tertiary health service.
Stuart RL, Gillespie EE, Kerr PG.
Med J Aust. 2014 Feb 3;200(2):83-4. No abstract available.
PMID: 24484101 [PubMed – in process]

Reducing inappropriate antibiotic prescribing in the residential care setting: current perspectives.
Lim CJ, Kong DC, Stuart RL.
Clin Interv Aging. 2014 Jan 13;9:165-177. eCollection 2014. Review.
PMID: 24477218 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]

Prevention of peripheral intravenous catheter-related bloodstream infections: the need for routine replacement.
Stuart RL, Grayson ML, Johnson PD.
Med J Aust. 2013 Dec 16;199(11):751.
PMID:24329641 [PubMed – in process]

Hampered by historical paradigms – echinocandins and the treatment of Candida endocarditis.
Gardiner BJ, Slavin M, Korman TM, Stuart RL.
Mycoses. 2014 May;57(5):316-9. doi: 10.1111/myc.12154. Epub 2013 Nov 20.
PMID: 24251958 [PubMed – in process]

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

Vancomycin Resistant Enterococci colonization increases hospital length of stay but not mortality in end stage kidney failure: a case control study.
Garner S. Polkinghorne KR. Kotsanas D. Kerr PG. Korman TM, Stuart RL,
J Hosp Infect. 2013 Dec;85(4):289-96. doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2013.09.005. Epub 2013 Sep 21.
PMID: 24161798 [PubMed – in process]

Peripheral intravenous catheter-associated Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia: more than 5 years of prospective data from two tertiary health services.
Stuart RL, Cameron DRM, Scott C, Kotsanas D, Grayson ML, Korman TM, Gillespie EE, Johnson PDR.
Med J Aust 2013;198(10):551-3.PMID: 23725270 [PubMed – in process]

Microfiber and steam for environmental cleaning during an outbreak.
Abernethy M. Gillespie E. Snook K. Stuart RL.
Am J Infect Control 2013 May 16. doi:pii: S0196-6553(13)00250-2. 10.1016/j.ajic.2013.02.011. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 23685093 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]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 Apr 22. doi:pii: S0196-0644(13)00200-X. 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2013.02.022. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 23623052 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]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.

“Down the drain”: carbapenem-resistant bacteria in intensive care unit patients and handwashing sinks.
Kotsanas D, Wijesooriya WR, Korman TM, Gillespie EE, Wright L, Snook K, Williams N, Bell JM, Li HY, Stuart RL.
Med J Aust. 2013 Mar 18;198(5):267-9.
PMID: 23496403 [PubMed – in process]

Environmental cleaning without chemicals in clinical settings.
Gillespie E. Wilson J. Lovegrove A. Abernethy M. Scott C. Kotsanas D. Stuart RL.
Am J Infect Control 2013 May;41(5):461-3. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2012.07.003. Epub 2012 Nov 22.
PMID: 23177456 [PubMed – in process]

Improving antibiotic stewardship by involving nurses.
Gillespie E, Rodrigues A, Wright L, Williams N, Stuart RL.
Am J Infect Control. 2012 Oct 13. doi:pii: S0196-6553(12)00818-8. 10.1016/j.ajic.2012.04.336. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 23069737 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]

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. No abstract available.
PMID: 22759561 [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. Epub 2012 Apr 19.
PMID: 22521842 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]

Mycophenolate and lower graft function reduce the seroresponse of kidney transplant recipients to pandemic H1N1 vaccination.
Mulley WR, Visvanathan K, Hurt AC, Brown FG, Polkinghorne KR, Mastorakos T, Lewicki MC, Stuart RL, Tan SJ, Chean R, Kerr PG, Kanellis J.
Kidney Int
. 2012 Jul;82(2):212-9. doi: 10.1038/ki.2012.106. Epub 2012 Apr 11.

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]

New HIV diagnosis after occupational exposure screening: the importance of reporting needlestick injuries.

Upjohn L. Stuart RL.  Korman TM. Woolley IJ.
Intern Med J. 2012 Feb;42(2):202-4. doi: 10.1111/j.1445-5994.2011.02616.x.
PMID: 22356494 [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]

Prevalence of antimicrobial-resistant organisms in residential aged care facilities.
Stuart RL, Kotsanas D, Webb B, Vandergraff S, Gillespie EE, Hogg GG, Korman TM.
Med J Aust. 2011 Nov 7;195(9):530-3.
PMID: 22060088 [PubMed – in process]

Pilot study to measure cleaning effectiveness in health care.
Gillespie EE, Scott C, Wilson J, Stuart R.
Am J Infect Control. 2012 Jun;40(5):477-8. Epub 2011 Sep 21.
PMID: 21937146 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

A bundle of care to reduce colorectal surgical infections: an Australian experience.
Bull A, Wilson J, Worth LJ, Stuart RL, Gillespie E, Waxman B, Shearer W, Richards M.
J Hosp Infect. 2011 Aug;78(4):297-301. Epub 2011 Jun 12.
PMID: 21664720 [PubMed – in process]

ASID (HICSIG)/AICA Position Statement: Preventing catheter-associated urinary tract infections in patients.
Mitchell B, Ware C, McGregor A, Brown S, Wells A, Stuart RL, Wilson F, Mason M.
Healthcare Infect 2011;16:45–52.

ASID/AICA position statement – Infection control guidelines for patients with Clostridium difficile infection in healthcare settings.
Stuart RL Marshall C, McLaws M, Boardman C, Russo PL, Harrington G, Ferguson JK.
Healthcare Infect 2011;16(1):33-39.

Contamination of renal patients’ hospital chart covers with vancomycin resistant enterococci: Handle with care.
Zimbudzi A, Stuart RL, Korman TM, Kotsanas D.
AMJ 2011;4(10):538-­‐541

Clostridium difficile infection: a new threat on our doorstep.
Stuart RL, Marshall C.
Med J Aust. 2011 Apr 4;194(7):331-2.
PMID: 21470079 [PubMed – in process]

Novel use of tryptose sulfite cycloserine egg yolk agar for isolation of Clostridium perfringens during an outbreak of necrotizing enterocolitis in a neonatal unit.
Kotsanas D, Carson J, Awad MM, Lyras D, Rood JI, Jenkin GA, Stuart RL, Korman TM.
J Clin Microbiol. 2010 Nov;48(11):4263-5. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01724-10. Epub 2010 Sep 8.
PMID:20826643 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE] Free PMC Article

An outbreak of necrotizing enterocolitis associated with norovirus genotype GII.3.
Stuart RL, Tan K, Mahar JE, Kirkwood CD, Andrew Ramsden C, Andrianopoulos N, Jolley D, Bawden K, Doherty R, Kotsanas D, Bradford J, Buttery JP.
Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2010 Jul;29(7):644-7.
PMID:20589982 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

The costs of containing measles within a health care service.

Stuart RL, Bradford J, Leskiewicz P, Wilson J, Gillespie EE.
Healthcare Infect 2010; 15(2) 43–46.

2009 H1N1 influenza A and pregnancy outcomes in Victoria, Australia.
Hewagama S, Walker SP, Stuart RL, Gordon C, Johnson PD, Friedman ND, O’Reilly M, Cheng AC, Giles ML.
Clin Infect Dis. 2010 Mar 1;50(5):686-90.
PMID: 20100064 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Screening following exposure to congenital tuberculosis in a neonatal nursery.
Bradford J, Gillespie EE. Ramsden CR, Doherty RR, Stuart RL.
Healthcare Infect 2010; 115(1) 11–14.

Hospitalised adult patients with pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza in Melbourne, Australia.
Denholm JT, Gordon CL, Johnson PD, Hewagama SS, Stuart RL, Aboltins C, Jeremiah C, Knox J, Lane GP, Tramontana AR, Slavin MA, Schulz TR, Richards M, Birch CJ, Cheng AC.
Med J Aust. 2010 Jan 18;192(2):84-6.
PMID: 20078408 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

ASID (HICSIG) position statement: infection control guidelines for patients with influenza-like illnesses, including pandemic (H1N1) influenza 2009, in Australian health care facilities.
Stuart RL, Cheng AC, Marshall CL, Ferguson JK; Healthcare infection control special interest group of the Australian Society for Infectious Diseases.
Med J Aust. 2009 Oct 19;191(8):454-8. Erratum in: Med J Aust. 2009 Dec 7-21;191(11-12):667.
PMID: 19835543 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Congenital tuberculosis after in-vitro fertilisation.
Stuart RL, Lewis A, Ramsden CA, Doherty RR.
Med J Aust. 2009 Jul 6;191(1):41-2.
PMID: 19580539 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Hand profiling: A novel tool used to demonstrate hand hygiene technique?
Gillespie E. Kotsanas D, Wilson J, Buist M, Stuart RL.
Healthcare Infect 2009; 14(4) 153–157.

Disinfection of Burkholderia cepacia complex from non-touch taps in a neonatal nursery.
Kotsanas D, Brett J, Kidd TJ, Stuart RL, Korman TM.
J Perinat Med. 2008;36(3):235-9.
PMID: 18576933 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Personal protective equipment and antiviral drug use during hospitalization for suspected avian or pandemic influenza.
Swaminathan A, Martin R, Gamon S, Aboltins C, Athan E, Braitberg G, Catton MG, Cooley L, Dwyer DE, Edmonds D, Eisen DP, Hosking K, Hughes AJ, Johnson PD, Maclean AV, O’Reilly M, Peters SE, Stuart RL, Moran R, Grayson ML.
Emerg Infect Dis. 2007 Oct;13(10):1541-7.
PMID: 18258004 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]Free PMC ArticleFree text

What’s hanging around your neck? Pathogenic bacteria on identity badges and lanyards.
Kotsanas D, Scott C, Gillespie EE, Korman TM, Stuart RL.
Med J Aust. 2008 Jan 7;188(1):5-8.
PMID: 18205553 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]Free Article

Preparing for an influenza pandemic: healthcare workers’ opinions on working during a pandemic
Stuart RL, Gillespie EE.
Healthcare Infect 2008; 13(3): 95–99.

Microbiological monitoring of endoscopes: 5-year review.

Gillespie EE, Kotsanas D, Stuart RL.
J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2008 Jul;23(7 Pt 1):1069-74. Epub 2007 Dec 13.
PMID: 18086113 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Improving influenza vaccination rates in a large health service
Bellaard-Smith E, Stuart RL, Gillespie EE.
Healthcare Infect 2008 13(1) 15–19.

Hand hygiene during the intensive care unit ward round: how much is enough? An observational study.
Witterick P, Stuart R, Gillespie E, Buist M.
Crit Care Resusc. 2008 Dec;10(4):285-7.
PMID: 19049477 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Constructing clinical indicators for multiresistant organisms. Where do we begin?
Kotsanas D, Stuart RL, Korman TM, Gillespie EE.
Healthcare Infect 2008 13(1) 15–19.

Hospital pandemic preparedness: health care workers’ opinions on working during a pandemic.
Stuart RL, Gillespie EE.
Med J Aust. 2007 Dec 3-17;187(11-12):676. No abstract available.
PMID: 18072917 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]Free Article

A sustained reduction in the transmission of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus in an intensive care unit.
Gillespie EE, ten Berk de Boer FJ, Stuart RL, Buist MD, Wilson JM.
Crit Care Resusc. 2007 Jun;9(2):161-5.
PMID: 17536985 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Editorial: Planning for an Influenza Pandemic

Stuart RL.
Aust J Infect Control 2007; 12(1): 4.

Treatment and outcome of 104 hospitalized patients with legionnaires’ disease.
Howden BP, Stuart RL, Tallis G, Bailey M, Johnson PD.
Intern Med J. 2003 Nov;33(11):484-8.
PMID: 14656249 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
Assessing the risk of tuberculosis infection among healthcare workers: the Melbourne Mantoux Study. Melbourne Mantoux Study Group.
Stuart RL, Bennett NJ, Forbes AB, Grayson ML.
Med J Aust. 2001 Jun 4;174(11):569-73.
PMID: 11453329 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Health care workers and tuberculosis.
Stuart RL, Grayson ML.
Aust N Z J Med. 2000 Jun;30(3):367-72. No abstract available.
PMID: 10914755 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

A paired comparison of tuberculin skin test results in health care workers using 5 TU and 10 TU tuberculin.
Stuart RL, Bennett N, Forbes A, Grayson ML.
Thorax. 2000 Aug;55(8):693-5.
PMID: 10899248 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]Free PMC ArticleFree text

A review of isoniazid-related hepatotoxicity during chemoprophylaxis.
Stuart RL, Grayson ML.
Aust N Z J Med. 1999 Jun;29(3):362-7. Review. No abstract available.
PMID: 10868500 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Effect of anti-tuberculosis treatment on the tuberculin interferon-gamma response in tuberculin skin test (TST) positive health care workers and patients with tuberculosis.
Stuart RL, Olden D, Johnson PD, Forbes A, Bradley PM, Rothel JS, Grayson ML.
Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2000 Jun;4(6):555-61.
PMID: 10864187 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Isoniazid toxicity in health care workers.
Stuart RL, Wilson J, Grayson ML.
Clin Infect Dis. 1999 Apr;28(4):895-7.
PMID: 10825056 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Tuberculin-purified protein derivative-, MPT-64-, and ESAT-6-stimulated gamma interferon responses in medical students before and after Mycobacterium bovis BCG vaccination and in patients with tuberculosis.
Johnson PD, Stuart RL, Grayson ML, Olden D, Clancy A, Ravn P, Andersen P, Britton WJ, Rothel JS.
Clin Diagn Lab Immunol. 1999 Nov;6(6):934-7.
PMID: 10548589 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]Free PMC ArticleFree text

Cryptosporidiosis in patients with AIDS.
Stuart RL, Hellard ME, Jolley D, Spelman D, Hoy J, Stevenson EM, Yates MT, Ryan NJ, Fairley CK.
Int J STD AIDS. 1997 May;8(5):339-41.
PMID: 9175659 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Lasiodiplodia theobromae isolated from a subcutaneous abscess in a Cambodian immigrant to Australia.

Maslen MM, Collis T, Stuart R.
J Med Vet Mycology 1996;34(4):279-283.

Safety of imipenem in neonates.

Stuart RL, Turnidge J, Grayson ML
Pediatr Infect Dis J. 1995 Sep;14(9):804-5. No abstract available.
PMID: 8559632 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Ceftriaxone: Spectrum of Activity, Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics.
Stuart R, Turnidge J.
Rev Contemp Pharmacother. 1995;8:369-382.