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False-negative BD MGIT(TM) TBc Identification Test results in routine tuberculosis diagnosis: a New Zealand perspective(external link)

  • Journal Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2015 Sept;19(9):1073-1075
  • Authors Basu I, Bower JE, Henderson GK, Lowe O, Newton S, Vaughan R, Roberts SA.

Lymphogranuloma venereum in men who have sex with men: evidence of local transmission in New Zealand(external link)

  • Journal N Z Med J. 2015 Mar 13;128(1410)
  • Authors Basu I, Bromhead C, Balm M, Upton A, Reid M, Franklin R, Morgan J, Bower J, Henderson G, Roberts SA.

Laboratory detection of acquired carbapenemases – evaluation of phenotypic methods and a commercial molecular assay. 

  • Poster presentation at the Australian Society for Antimicrobials (ASA) Conference, Brisbane Queensland, Australia, February 2015.
  • Winner of the bioMerieux / ASA Identifying Resistance Travel Award 2015.
  • Authors Lawry K, Smith M, Roberts S, Basu I.

Brucella "Lessons learnt" 

  • Poster presentation at the New Zealand Institute of Medical Laboratory Science Conference, Hamilton, August 2013.
  • Author Douglass, M.

Comparison of the MGIT TBc immunochromatographic assay with the Accuprobe Gen-Probe TB assay for identification of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex: Results from a low-burden tuberculosis setting.(external link)

  • Journal Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease Volume 74, Issue 4, December 2012, Pages 415–416
  • Authors Roberts SA, Lowe O, Pandey S, Williamson DA, Newton S, Vaughan R.

Comparative epidemiology of CTX-M-14 and CTX-M-15 producing Escherichia coli: Association with distinct demographic groups in the community in New Zealand.(external link)

  • Journal Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2012 Jan 23. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Authors Freeman JT, Williamson DA, Heffernan H, Smith M, Bower JE, Roberts SA.

Clinical failures associated with rpoB mutations in phenotypically occult multidrug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis.(external link)

  • Journal Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2012 Feb;16(2):216-20.
  • Authors Williamson DA, Roberts SA, Bower JE, Vaughan R, Newton S, Lowe O, Lewis CA, Freeman JT.

A case of tricuspid valve endocarditis due to Burkholderia cepacia complex.(external link)

  • Journal N Z Med J. 2011 Aug 12;124(1340):84-6.
  • Authors Williamson DA, McBride SJ.

Intercontinental transfer of OXA-181-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae into New Zealand.(external link)

  • Journal J Antimicrob Chemother. 2011 Dec;66(12):2888-90. Epub 2011 Sep 19. [No abstract available.]
  • Authors Williamson DA, Heffernan H, Sidjabat H, Roberts SA, Paterson DL, Smith M, Freeman JT.

High rates of susceptibility to ceftazidime among globally prevalent CTX-M-producing Escherichia coli: potential clinical implications of the revised CLSI interpretive criteria.(external link)

  • Journal Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2011 Sep 6. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Authors Williamson DA, Roberts SA, Smith M, Heffernan H, Tiong A, Pope C, Freeman JT.

Molecular epidemiology and susceptibility profiles of Clostridium difficile in New Zealand, 2009 

  • Poster presentation at the 10th Biennial Congress of the Anaerobe Society of the Americas, Philadelphia, USA, in July 2010. Also presented at the New Zealand Institute of Medical Laboratory Science Conference, Bay of Islands, in August 2010.
  • Authors Al Anbuky N, Paviour S, Swager T, Camp T, Pope C, Heffernan H, Roberts SA.