Activity and research directory projects

The directory lists antimicrobial resistance (AMR) activities and research and displays whether they are in progress or completed. Use the filters and search to help refine your query.

8 activities or research projects found
  • 15 April 2020
    Avian pathogenic E. coli (APEC) is a cause of poultry mortality and disease and poses a major economic threat to poultry farming. It may also pose a risk to human health and is linked with urinary tract infections and sepsis. As the first to provide whole genome sequence data on APEC in Australia, Ausgem has found that Australian APEC carry few antimicrobial resistance genes unlike APEC found overseas. This highlights the effectiveness of Australia’s strict regulation of antimicrobial use in agriculture.
    AusGEM (Partnership between University of Technology and NSW Department of Primary Industries).
  • 15 April 2020
    Intensive pig production introduces a significant number of bacteria, most notably E. coli, into the environment through pig faeces. E. coli can cause illness in both humans and livestock and poses a risk to the profitability of animal agriculture. By performing whole genome sequencing of E. coli and the other microbes frequently found in pigs, AusGEM is helping track the spread of resistance genes through agriculture, humans, and the environment.
    University of Technology and NSW Department of Primary Industries Partnership (AusGEM)
  • 27 June 2019
    We have engaged with partners in Wenzhou, China to analyze the recent rise in AMR in their hospitals. In 2019, we opened the Monash BDI-WMU Alliance in Clinical and Experimental Biomedicine on the campus of Wenzhou Medical University. Initial assessments of one species of bacteria reveals that 15 years ago, less than ten patients per annum were infected, all of which responded to off the shelf antibiotics. Last year, 990 patients had infections s, with ~1 in 3 being AMR.
    Biomedicine Discovery Institute, Monash University, Australia.
    Wenzhou Medical University, China.
  • 5 July 2018
    This project is an initiative of WARRA, the Wollongong Antimicrobial Resistance Research Alliance. This project aims to develop and investigate the psychometric properties of a questionnaire measuring factors contributing to antibiotic use within the community, utilising the Theory of Planned Behaviour as a means of predicting problematic behaviour with antibiotics and informing future intervention strategies.
    University of Wollongong
  • 5 July 2018
    This project is an initiative of WARRA, the Wollongong Antimicrobial Resistance Research Alliance. This project aims to identify the trends in antimicrobial resistance over a 10 year period across the Illawarra Shoalhaven region for organisms including staphylococcus aureus, escherichia coli, klebsiella pneumonia, enterobacter spp, pneumococcus and haemophilus influenza. It further aims to determine the evolution of antimicrobial resistance in an individual over time.
    University of Wollongong, Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District, NSW Health Pathology, Southern IML
  • 5 July 2018
    This project is an initiative of WARRA, the Wollongong Antimicrobial Resistance Research Alliance. The project aims to examine the relationship between antimicrobial resistance and patient health care service utilisation rates and clinical outcomes across the Illawarra Shoalhaven region. It is hypothesized that antimicrobial resistance is associated with higher utilization of health care resources and with poorer outcomes.
    University of Wollongong, Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District, in collaboration with Centre for Health Research Illawarra Shoalhaven Population
  • 5 July 2018
    With regional, rural and metropolitan areas and a well-defined coastal strip with a relatively stable population base, the Illawarra Shoalhaven region provides an ideal population to position itself as the ‘Framingham’ of antimicrobial resistance. This large scale project specifically aims to build a longitudinal study across the Illawarra Shoalhaven region to determine all of the factors that are drivers of antimicrobial resistance and to provide a platform for test interventions.
    University of Wollongong, Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District
  • 24 April 2018
    The National Centre for Antimicrobial Stewardship (NCAS) is a health services research program that aims to generate evidence on antimicrobial use and stewardship, influence national policy to promote judicious use of antimicrobials across human and animal health, and improve knowledge and build workforce capacity among all stakeholders. NCAS’ research streams include: tertiary hospitals, rural and regional hospitals, aged care homes, general practice, and veterinary and agricultural medicine.
    National Centre for Antimicrobial Stewardship; University of Melbourne; Royal Melbourne Hospital; Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity; Monash University.