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Coombs, G., Daley, D. and Bell, J. (2019) The Australian Group on Antimicrobial Resistance (AGAR). Microbiology Australia, 40 (2). pp. 69-72.

Heath, C.H., Dyer, J.R., Pang, S., Coombs, G.W. and Gardam, D.J. (2019) Candida auris Sternal Osteomyelitis in a Man from Kenya Visiting Australia, 2015. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 25 (1). pp. 192-194.

Lee, T., Pang, S., Abraham, S. and Coombs, G.W. (2019) Molecular characterization and evolution of the first outbreak of vancomycin resistant Enterococcus faecium in Western Australia. International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents . In Press.

Coombs, G.W., Pang, S., Daley, D.A., Lee, Y.T., Abraham, S. and Leroi, M. (2019) Severe disease caused by community-associated MRSA ST398 Type V, Australia, 2017. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 25 (1). pp. 190-192.

Lee, T., Pang, S., Abraham, S. and Coombs, G.W. (2018) Antimicrobial Resistant CC17 Enterococcus faecium: The Past, the Present and the Future. Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance, 16 . pp. 36-47.

Coombs, G.W., Daley, D.A., Lee, Y.T., Pang, S., Bell, J.M. and Turnidge, J.D. (2018) Australian Group on Antimicrobial Resistance (AGAR) Australian Enterococcal Sepsis Outcome Programme (AESOP) Annual Report 2015. Communicable Disease Intelligence, 42 . Article No: PII S2209-6051(18)00015.

Coombs, G.W., Daley, D.A., Lee, Y.T. and Pang, S. (2018) Australian Group on Antimicrobial Resistance (AGAR) Australian Enterococcal Sepsis Outcome Programme (AESOP) Annual Report 2016. Communicable Diseases Intelligence, 42 . Article No. PII S2209-6051(18)00020-9.

Bell, J.M., Gottlieb, T., Daley, D.A. and Coombs, G.W. (2018) Australian Group on Antimicrobial Resistance (AGAR) Australian Gram-negative Sepsis Outcome Programme (GNSOP) Annual Report 2015. Communicable Disease Intelligence, 42 . Article No. PII S2209-6051(18)00017-9.

Bell, J.M., Gottlieb, T., Daley, D.A. and Coombs, G.W. (2018) Australian Group on Antimicrobial Resistance (AGAR) Australian Gram-negative Sepsis Outcome Programme (GNSOP) Annual Report 2016. Communicable Diseases Intelligence, 42 . Article No. PII S2209-6051(18)00022.

Rusdi, B., Laird, T., Abraham, R., Ash, A., Robertson, I.D., Mukerji, S., Coombs, G.W., Abraham, S. and O’Dea, M.A. (2018) Carriage of critically important antimicrobial resistant bacteria and zoonotic parasites amongst camp dogs in remote Western Australian indigenous communities. Scientific Reports, 8 (1). Article 8725.

Worthing, K., Pang, S., Trott, D.J., Abraham, S., Coombs, G.W., Jordan, D., McIntyre, L., Davies, M.R. and Norris, J. (2018) Characterisation of Staphylococcus felis isolated from cats using whole genome sequencing. Veterinary Microbiology, 222 . pp. 98-104.

Worthing, K.A., Schwendener, S., Perreten, V., Saputra, S., Coombs, G.W., Pang, S., Davies, M.R., Abraham, S., Trott, D.J., Norris, J.M. and Fey, P.D. (2018) Characterization of Staphylococcal Cassette Chromosome mec Elements from Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius Infections in Australian Animals. mSphere, 3 (6). pp. 1-7.

Worthing, K.A., Abraham, S., Coombs, G.W., Pang, S., Saputra, S., Jordan, D., Trott, D.J. and Norris, J.M. (2018) Clonal diversity and geographic distribution of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius from Australian animals: Discovery of novel sequence types. Veterinary Microbiology, 213 . pp. 58-65.

Murphy, R.J.T., Lee, Y.T., Pang, S., Bastholm, T.R., Crowe, J.E., Davis, A.M., Coombs, G.W., O’Dea, M.A., Abraham, S., Ramsay, J.P. and Stajich, J. (2018) Complete genome sequence of a staphylococcus aureus sequence type 612 isolate from an Australian horse. Microbiology Resource Announcements, 7 (4).

Saeed, K., Gould, I., Esposito, S., Ahmad-Saeed, N., Ahmed, S.S., Alp, E., Bal, A.M., Bassetti, M., Bonnet, E., Chan, M., Coombs, G., Dancer, S.J., David, M.Z., De Simone, G., Dryden, M., Guardabassi, L., Hanitsch, L.G., Hijazi, K., Krüger, R., Lee, A., Leistner, R., Pagliano, P., Righi, E., Schneider-Burrus, S., Skov, R.L., Tattevin, P., VanWamel, W., Vos, M.C. and Voss, A. (2018) Corrigendum to ‘Panton-Valentine Leucocidin (PVL) Staphylococcus aureus a position statement from the International Society of Chemotherapy’ [International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents 51/1 (2018) 16-25]. International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, 52 (1). p. 125.

Khazandi, M., Al-Farha, A.A-B, Coombs, G.W., O’Dea, M., Pang, S., Trott, D.J., Aviles, R.R., Hemmatzadeh, F., Venter, H., Ogunniyi, A.D., Hoare, A., Abraham, S. and Petrovski, K.R. (2018) Genomic characterization of coagulase-negative staphylococci including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus sciuri causing bovine mastitis. Veterinary Microbiology, 219 . pp. 17-22.

Al Suwayyid, B.A., Coombs, G.W., Speers, D.J., Pearson, J., Wise, M.J. and Kahler, C.M. (2018) Genomic epidemiology and population structure of Neisseria gonorrhoeae from remote highly endemic Western Australian populations. BMC Genomics, 19 (1).

van Hal, S.J., Steinig, E.J., Andersson, P., Holden, M.T.G., Harris, S.R., Nimmo, G.R., Williamson, D.A., Heffernan, H., Ritchie, S.R., Kearns, A.M., Ellington, M.J., Dickson, E., de Lencastre, H., Coombs, G.W., Bentley, S.D., Parkhill, J., Holt, D.C., Giffard, P.M. and Tong, S.Y.C. (2018) Global Scale Dissemination of ST93: A Divergent Staphylococcus aureus Epidemic Lineage That Has Recently Emerged From Remote Northern Australia. Frontiers in Microbiology, 9 . Article 1453.

Pidot, S.J., Gao, W., Buultjens, A.H., Monk, I.R., Guerillot, R., Carter, G.P., Lee, J.Y.H., Lam, M.M.C., Grayson, M.L., Ballard, S.A., Mahony, A.A., Grabsch, E.A., Kotsanas, D., Korman, T.M., Coombs, G.W., Robinson, J.O., Gonçalves da Silva, A., Seemann, T., Howden, B.P., Johnson, P.D.R. and Stinear, T.P. (2018) Increasing tolerance of hospital Enterococcus faeciumto handwash alcohols. Science Translational Medicine, 10 (452).

Monecke, S., Slickers, P., Gawlik, D., Müller, E., Reissig, A., Ruppelt-Lorz, A., Akpaka, P.E., Bandt, D., Bes, M., Boswihi, S.S., Coleman, D.C., Coombs, G.W., Dorneanu, O.S., Gostev, V.V., Ip, M., Jamil, B., Jatzwauk, L., Narvaez, M., Roberts, R., Senok, A., Shore, A.C., Sidorenko, S.V., Skakni, L., Somily, A.M., Syed, M.A., Thürmer, A., Udo, E.E., Vremera, T., Zurita, J. and Ehricht, R. (2018) Molecular Typing of ST239-MRSA-III From Diverse Geographic Locations and the Evolution of the SCCmec III Element During Its Intercontinental Spread. Frontiers in Microbiology . Article 1436.

Worthing, K.A., Abraham, S., Pang, S., Coombs, G.W., Saputra, S., Jordan, D., Wong, H.S., Abraham, R.J., Trott, D.J. and Norris, J.M. (2018) Molecular characterization of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolated from Australian animals and veterinarians. Microbial Drug Resistance, 24 (2). pp. 203-212.

Challagundla, L., Luo, X., Tickler, I.A., Didelot, X., Coleman, D.C., Shore, A.C., Coombs, G.W., Sordelli, D.O., Brown, E.L., Skov, R., Larsen, A.R., Reyes, J., Robledo, I.E., Vazquez, G.J., Rivera, R., Fey, P.D., Stevenson, K., Wang, S-H, Kreiswirth, B.N., Mediavilla, J.R., Arias, C.A., Planet, P.J., Nolan, R.L., Tenover, F.C., Goering, R.V., Robinson, D.A. and Barbour, A.G. (2018) Range expansion and the origin of USA300 North American epidemic Methicillin-Resistant staphylococcus aureus. mBio, 9 (1).

Mahony, A.A., Buultjens, A.H., Ballard, S.A., Grabsch, E.A., Xie, S., Seemann, T., Stuart, R.L., Kotsanas, D., Cheng, A., Heffernan, H., Roberts, S.A., Coombs, G.W., Bak, N., Ferguson, J.K., Carter, G.C., Howden, B.P., Stinear, T.P. and Johnson, P.D.R. (2018) Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium sequence type 796 - rapid international dissemination of a new epidemic clone. Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control, 7 (1).

Mahony, A.A., Buultjens, A.H., Ballard, S.A., Grabsch, E.A., Xie, S., Seemann, T., Stuart, R.L., Kotsanas, D., Cheng, A., Heffernan, H., Roberts, S.A., Coombs, G.W., Bak, N., Ferguson, J.K., Carter, G.C., Howden, B.P., Stinear, T.P. and Johnson, P.D.R. (2018) Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium sequence type 796 - rapid international dissemination of a new epidemic clone. Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control, 7 (1). Article 44.

Slavova-Azmanova, N., Haddow, L., Hohnen, H., Coombs, G.W., Robinson, J.O. and Ives, A. (2017) Admissions for antibiotic-resistant infections in cancer patients during first year of cancer diagnosis: a cross-sectional study. Internal Medicine Journal, 47 (11). pp. 1306-1310.

Mowlaboccus, S., Jolley, K.A., Bray, J.E., Pang, S., Lee, Y.T., Bew, J.D., Speers, D.J., Keil, A.D., Coombs, G.W. and Kahler, C.M. (2017) Clonal expansion of new penicillin-resistant clade of neisseria meningitidis serogroup w clonal complex 11, Australia. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 23 (8). pp. 1364-1367.

Chang, Y-T, Coombs, G., Ling, T., Balaji, V., Rodrigues, C., Mikamo, H., Kim, M-J, Rajasekaram, D.G., Mendoza, M., Tan, T.Y., Kiratisin, P., Ni, Y., Barry, W., Xu, Y., Chen, Y-H and Hsueh, P-R (2017) Epidemiology and trends in the antibiotic susceptibilities of Gram-negative bacilli isolated from patients with intra-abdominal infections in the Asia-Pacific region, 2010–2013. International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, 49 (6). pp. 734-739.

Ogunniyi, A.D., Khazandi, M., Stevens, A.J., Sims, S.K., Page, S.W., Garg, S., Venter, H., Powell, A., White, K., Petrovski, K.R., Laven-Law, G., Tótoli, E.G., Salgado, H.R., Pi, H., Coombs, G.W., Shinabarger, D.L., Turnidge, J.D., Paton, J.C., McCluskey, A. and Trott, D.J. (2017) Evaluation of robenidine analog NCL195 as a novel broad-spectrum antibacterial agent. PLoS ONE, 12 (9). e0183457.

Buultjens, A.H., Lam, M.M.C., Ballard, S., Monk, I.R., Mahony, A.A., Grabsch, E.A., Grayson, M.L., Pang, S., Coombs, G.W., Robinson, J.O., Seemann, T., Johnson, P.D.R., Howden, B.P. and Stinear, T.P. (2017) Evolutionary origins of the emergent ST796 clone of vancomycin resistant Enterococcus faecium. PeerJ, 5 . e2916.

Grinberg, A., Biggs, P.J., Zhang, J., Ritchie, S., Oneroa, Z., O'Neill, C., Karkaba, A., Velathanthiri, N.S. and Coombs, G.W. (2017) Genomic epidemiology of methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus across colonisation and skin and soft tissue infection. Journal of Infection, 75 (4). pp. 326-335.

Laman, M., Greenhill, A., Coombs, G.W., Robinson, O., Pearson, J., Davis, T.M.E. and Manning, L. (2017) Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Papua New Guinea: A community nasal colonization prevalence study. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 111 (8). pp. 360-362.

Strauß, L., Stegger, M., Akpaka, P.E., Alabi, A., Breurec, S., Coombs, G., Egyir, B., Larsen, A.R., Laurent, F., Monecke, S., Peters, G., Skov, R., Strommenger, B., Vandenesch, F., Schaumburg, F. and Mellmann, A. (2017) Origin, evolution, and global transmission of community-acquired Staphylococcus aureus ST8. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 114 (49). E10596-E10604.

Saeed, K., Gould, I., Espositio, S., Ahmad-Saeed, N., Ahmed, S.S., Alp, E., Bal, A.M., Bassetti, M., Bonnet, E., Chan, M., Coombs, G., Dancer, S.J., David, M.Z., De Simone, G., Dryden, M., Guardabassi, L., Hanitsch, L.G., Hijazi, K., Krüger, R., Lee, A., Leistner, R., Pagliano, P., Righi, E., Schneider-Burrus, S., Skov, R.L., Tattevin, P., Van Wamel, W., Vos, M.C. and Voss, A. (2017) Panton–Valentine leukocidin-positive Staphylococcus aureus: A position statement from the International Society of Chemotherapy. International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, 51 (1). pp. 16-25.

van Hal, S.J., Espedido, B.A., Coombs, G.W., Howden, B.P., Korman, T.M., Nimmo, G.R., Gosbell, I.B. and Jensen, S.O. (2017) Polyclonal emergence of vanA vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium in Australia. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 72 (4). pp. 998-1001.

Abraham, S., Jagoe, S., Pang, S., Coombs, G.W., O'Dea, M., Kelly, J., Khazandi, M., Petrovski, K.R. and Trott, D.J. (2017) Reverse zoonotic transmission of community-associated MRSA ST1-IV to a dairy cow. International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, 50 (1). pp. 125-126.

Sahibzada, S., Abraham, S., Coombs, G.W., Pang, S., Hernández-Jover, M., Jordan, D. and Heller, J. (2017) Transmission of highly virulent community-associated MRSA ST93 and livestock-associated MRSA ST398 between humans and pigs in Australia. Scientific Reports, 7 (1).

Bell, J.M., Turnidge, J.D., Coombs, G.W., Daley, D.A., Gottlieb, T., Robson, J. and George, N. (2016) Australian Group on Antimicrobial Resistance Australian Enterobacteriaceae Sepsis Outcome Programme annual report, 2014. Communicable diseases intelligence quarterly report, 40 (2). E229-E235.

Coombs, G.W., Daley, D.A., Thin Lee, Y., Pang, S., Pearson, J.C., Robinson, J.O., Johnson, P.D.R., Kotsanas, D., Bell, J.M. and Turnidge, J.D. (2016) Australian Group on Antimicrobial Resistance Australian Enterococcal Sepsis Outcome Programme annual report, 2014. Communicable diseases intelligence quarterly report, 40 (2). E236-43.

Coombs, G.W., Daley, D.A., Thin Lee, Y., Pearson, J.C., Robinson, J.O., Nimmo, G.R., Collignon, P., Howden, B.P., Bell, J.M. and Turnidge, J.D. (2016) Australian Group on Antimicrobial Resistance Australian Staphylococcus aureus Sepsis Outcome Programme annual report, 2014. Communicable diseases intelligence quarterly report, 40 (2). E244-54.

Coombs, G.W., Daley, D.A., Lee, Y.T. and Pang, S. (2016) Australian Group on Antimicrobial-resistance (AGAR) Australian Staphylococcus aureus Sepsis Outcome Programme (ASSOP) Annual Report 2016. Communicable Disease Intelligence, 42 . Article No: PII S2209-6051(18)00021.

Wilson, L.K., Coombs, G.W., Christiansen, K., Grubb, W.B. and O'Brien, F.G. (2016) Characterization of a novel staphylococcal cassette chromosome composite island from community-associated MRSA isolated in aged care facilities in Western Australia. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 71 (12). pp. 3372-3375.

Jeremiah, C.J., Kandiah, J.P., Spelman, D.W., Giffard, P.M., Coombs, G.W., Jenney, A.W. and Tong, S.Y. (2016) Differing epidemiology of two major healthcare-associated meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus clones. Journal of Hospital Infection, 92 (2). pp. 183-190.

Jean, S-S, Hsueh, P-R, Ellem, J., Korman, T., George, N., Coombs, G., Ling, T., Tsang, O., Balaji, V., Mikamo, H., Kusachi, S., Mizutani, T., Kim, M.J., Bae, I.G., Umer, N.B., Rajasekaram, D.G., Taylor, S., Roberts, S., van der Werff, K., Drinkovic, D., Lagomayo, E., Mendoza, M., Tan, T.Y., Krishnan, P., Wang, E., Lu, P.L., Liu, C.E., Chuang, K.Y., Yu, K.W., Chen, Y.S., Lu, M.C., Panthuwong, S., Kiratisin, P., My Phoung, N.T., Phoung, D.M., Van, N.T. and Thanh Nga, T.T. (2016) Distribution of ESBLs, AmpC β-lactamases and carbapenemases among Enterobacteriaceae isolates causing intra-abdominal and urinary tract infections in the Asia-Pacific region during 2008–14: results from the Study for Monitoring Antimicrobial Resistance Trends (SMART). Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 72 (1). pp. 166-171.

Jean, S-S, Coombs, G., Ling, T., Balaji, V., Rodrigues, C., Mikamo, H., Kim, M-J, Rajasekaram, D.G., Mendoza, M., Tan, T.Y., Kiratisin, P., Ni, Y., Weinman, B., Xu, Y. and Hsueh, P-R (2016) Epidemiology and antimicrobial susceptibility profiles of pathogens causing urinary tract infections in the Asia-Pacific region: Results from the Study for Monitoring Antimicrobial Resistance Trends (SMART), 2010–2013. International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, 47 (4). pp. 328-334.

Bell, A.G., Coombs, G.W., Cater, B. and Douglass, C. (2016) First report of amecA-positive multidrug-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius isolated from a dog in New Zealand. New Zealand Veterinary Journal, 64 (4). pp. 253-256.

Bal, A.M., Coombs, G.W., Holden, M.T.G., Lindsay, J.A., Nimmo, G.R., Tattevin, P. and Skov, R.L. (2016) Genomic insights into the emergence and spread of international clones of healthcare-, community- and livestock-associated meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: Blurring of the traditional definitions. Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance, 6 . pp. 95-101.

Ward, M.J., Goncheva, M., Richardson, E., McAdam, P.R., Raftis, E., Kearns, A., Daum, R.S., David, M.Z., Lauderdale, T.L., Edwards, G.F., Nimmo, G.R., Coombs, G.W., Huijsdens, X., Woolhouse, M.E.J. and Fitzgerald, J.R. (2016) Identification of source and sink populations for the emergence and global spread of the East-Asia clone of community-associated MRSA. Genome Biology, 17 (1).

Worthing, K.A., Coombs, G.W., Pang, S., Abraham, S., Saputra, S., Trott, D.J., Jordan, D., Wong, H.S., Abraham, R.J. and Norris, J.M. (2016) Isolation of mecC MRSA in Australia. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 71 (8). pp. 2348-2349.

Groves, M.D., Crouch, B., Coombs, G.W., Jordan, D., Pang, S., Barton, M.D., Giffard, P., Abraham, S. and Trott, D.J. (2016) Molecular epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolated from Australian veterinarians. PLoS ONE, 11 (1). Article e0146034.

Robinson, J.O., Coombs, G.W., Speers, D.J., Keehner, T., Keil, A.D., D’Abrera, V., Boan, P. and Pang, S. (2016) Mycobacterium chimaera colonisation of heater–cooler units (HCU) in Western Australia, 2015: investigation of possible iatrogenic infection using whole genome sequencing. Eurosurveillance, 21 (46).

Parrott, C., Wood, G., Bogatyreva, E., Coombs, G.W., Johnson, P.D.R. and Bennett, C.M. (2016) A prescription for resistance: Management of staphylococcal skin abscesses by general practitioners in Australia. Frontiers in Microbiology, 7 .

Ramsay, J.P., Kwong, S.M., Murphy, R.J.T., Yui Eto, K., Price, K.J., Nguyen, Q.T., O'Brien, F.G., Grubb, W.B., Coombs, G.W. and Firth, N. (2016) An updated view of plasmid conjugation and mobilization in Staphylococcus. Mobile Genetic Elements, 6 (4). e1208317.

Knox, J., van Rijen, M., Uhlemann, A-C, Miller, M., Hafer, C., Vavagiskis, P., Shi, Q., Johnson, P.D.R., Coombs, G., Kluytmans-van den Bergh, M., Kluytmans, J., Bennett, C.M. and Lowy, F.D. (2015) Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus transmission in households of infected cases: a pooled analysis of primary data from three studies across international settings. Epidemiology and Infection, 143 (02). pp. 354-365.

Baines, S.L., Holt, K.E., Schultz, M.B., Seemann, T., Howden, B.O., Jensen, S.O., van Hal, S. J., Coombs, G.W., Firth, N., Powell, D.R., Stinear, T.P. and Howden, B.P. (2015) Convergent adaptation in the dominant global hospital clone ST239 of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. mBio, 6 (2). e00080-15.

Boan, P., Tan, H-L, Pearson, J., Coombs, G., Heath, C.H and Robinson, J. (2015) Epidemiological, clinical, outcome and antibiotic susceptibility differences between PVL positive and PVL negative Staphylococcus aureus infections in Western Australia: a case control study. BMC Infectious Diseases, 15 (1). p. 10.

O'Brien, F.G., Yui Eto, K., Murphy, R.J. T., Fairhurst, H.M., Coombs, G.W., Grubb, W.B. and Ramsay, J.P. (2015) Origin-of-transfer sequences facilitate mobilisation of non-conjugative antimicrobial-resistance plasmids in Staphylococcus aureus. Nucleic Acids Research, 43 (16). pp. 7971-7983.

Nimmo, G.R., Steen, J.A., Monecke, S., Ehricht, R., Slickers, P., Thomas, J.C., Appleton, S., Goering, R.V., Robinson, D.A. and Coombs, G.W. (2015) ST2249-MRSA-III: a second major recombinant methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus clone causing healthcare infection in the 1970s. Clinical Microbiology and Infection, 21 (5). pp. 444-450.

O'Brien, F.G., Ramsay, J.P., Monecke, S., Coombs, G.W., Robinson, O.J., Htet, Z., Alshaikh, F.A.M. and Grubb, W.B. (2015) Staphylococcus aureus plasmids without mobilization genes are mobilized by a novel conjugative plasmid from community isolates. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 70 (3). pp. 649-652.

Monecke, S., Coombs, G.W., Pearson, J., Hotzel, H., Slickers, P. and Ehricht, R. (2015) A clonal complex 12 methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strain, West Australian MRSA-59, harbors a novel pseudo-SCCmec element. Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy, 59 (11). pp. 7142-7144.

Coombs, G.W., Pearson, J.C., Robinson, J.O. and Christiansen, K.J. (2014) Activity of ceftaroline against community associated and healthcare associated methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Pathology, 46 (1). pp. 71-73.

Stinear, T.P., Holt, K.E., Chua, K., Stepnell, J., Tuck, K.L., Coombs, G., Harrison, P.F., Seemann, T. and Howden, B.P. (2014) Adaptive change inferred from genomic population analysis of the ST93 epidemic clone of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Genome Biology and Evolution, 6 (2). pp. 366-378.

Macedo-Viñas, M., Conly, J., Francois, P., Aschbacher, R., Blanc, D.S., Coombs, G., Daikos, G., Dhawan, B., Empel, J., Etienne, J., Figueiredo, A.M.S., Golding, G., Han, L., Kim, H.B., Köck, R., Larsen, A., Layer, F., Lo, J., Maeda, T., Mulvey, M., Pantosti, A., Saga, T., Schrenzel, J., Simor, A., Skov, R., Van Rijen, M., Wang, H., Zakaria, Z. and Harbarth, S. (2014) Antibiotic susceptibility and molecular epidemiology of Panton–Valentine leukocidin-positive meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: An international survey. Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance, 2 (1). pp. 43-47.

Coombs, G.W., Pearson, J.C., Daley, D.A., Le, T.T., Robinson, J.O., Gottlieb, T., Howden, B.P., Johnson, P.D.R., Bennett, C.M., Stinear, T.P. and Turnidge, J.D. for the Australian Group on Antimicrobial Resistance (2014) Australian Enterococcal Sepsis Outcome Progamme, 2011. Communicable diseases intelligence quarterly report, 38 (3). E247-E252.

Coombs, G.W., Pearson, J.C., Daley, D.A., Le, T.T., Robinson, J.O., Gottlieb, T., Howden, B.P., Johnson, P.D.R., Bennett, C.M., Stinear, T.P. and Turnidge, J.D. for the Australian Group on Antimicrobial Resistance (2014) Australian Enterococcal sepsis Outcome Programme annual report, 2013. Communicable diseases intelligence quarterly report, 38 (4). E320-E326.

Coombs, G.W., Nimmo, G.R., Daley, D.A., Le, T.T., Pearson, J.C., Tan, H-L, Robinson, J.O., Collignon, P.J., McLaws, M-L. and Turnidge, J.D. for the Australian Group on Antimicrobial Resistance (2014) Australian Staphylococcus aureus Sepsis Outcome Programme annual report, 2013. Communicable diseases intelligence quarterly report, 38 (4). E309-E319.

Porter, M.C., Henderson, B.A., Healy, P.E., Coombs, G.W., Ingram, P.R., McLellan, D. and Clark, B. (2014) Can interchangeability of lincosamides be assumed in clinical practice? Comparative MICs of clindamycin and lincomycin for Streptococcus pyogenes, Streptococcus agalactiae and Staphylococcus aureus. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 69 (3). pp. 856-857.

Siak, M., Burrows, A.K., Coombs, G.W., Khazandi, M., Abraham, S., Norris, J.M., Weese, J.S. and Trott, D.J. (2014) Characterization of meticillin-resistant and meticillin-susceptible isolates of Staphylococcus pseudintermedius from cases of canine pyoderma in Australia. Journal of Medical Microbiology, 63 (9). pp. 1228-1233.

Williamson, D.A., Ritchie, S.R., Roberts, S.A., Coombs, G.W., Thomas, M.G., Hannaford, O., Baker, M.G., Lennon, D. and Fraser, J.D. (2014) Clinical and molecular epidemiology of community-onset invasive Staphylococcus aureus infection in New Zealand children. Our aim was to describe the epidemiology and incidence of community-onset invasive S. aureus disease in children presenting to our hospital, and to compare the clonal complexes and virulence genes of S. aureus strains causing invasive and non-invasive dis, 142 (08). pp. 1713-1721.

Turnidge, J.D., Gottlieb, T., Mitchell, D.H., Coombs, G.W., Daley, D.A. and Bell, J.M. for the Australian Group on Antimicrobial Resistance (2014) Community-onset Gram-negative Surveillance Program annual report, 2012. Communicable diseases intelligence quarterly report, 38 (1). E49-E53.

Coombs, G.W., Daley, D.A., Pearson, J.C., Nimmo, G.R., Collignon, P.J., McLaws, M-L., Robinson, J.O. and Turnidge, J.D. for the Australian Group on Antimicrobial Resistance (2014) Community-onset Staphylococcus aureus Surveillance Programme annual report, 2012. Communicable diseases intelligence quarterly report, 38 (1). E59-E69.

Bennett, C.M., Coombs, G.W., Wood, G.M., Howden, B.P., Johnson, L.E.A., White, D. and Johnson, P.D.R. (2014) Community-onset Staphylococcus aureus infections presenting to general practices in South-eastern Australia. Epidemiology and Infection, 142 (03). pp. 501-511.

Drilling, A., Coombs, G.W., Tan, H-l, Pearson, J.C., Boase, S., Psaltis, A., Speck, P., Vreugde, S. and Wormald, P-J (2014) Cousins, siblings, or copies: the genomics of recurrentStaphylococcus aureusinfections in chronic rhinosinusitis. International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology, 4 (12). pp. 953-960.

Stieber, B., Monecke, S., Müller, E., Baier, V., Coombs, G.W. and Ehricht, R. (2014) Development and usage of protein microarrays for the quantitative measurement of Panton-Valentine leukocidin. Molecular and Cellular Probes, 28 (4). pp. 123-132.

Williamson, D.A., Bakker, S., Coombs, G.W., Tan, H.l., Monecke, S. and Heffernan, H. (2014) Emergence and molecular characterization of clonal complex 398 (CC398) methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in New Zealand. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 69 (5). pp. 1428-1430.

Turnidge, J.D., Gottlieb, T., Mitchell, D.H., Coombs, G.W., Daly, D.A., Bell, J.M. and Australian Group on Antimicrobial Resistance, (2014) Enterobacteriaceae Sepsis Outcome Programme annual report, 2013. Communicable diseases intelligence quarterly report, 38 (4). E327-E333.

Holmes, N.E., Turnidge, J.D., Munckhof, W.J., Robinson, J.O., Korman, T.M., O'Sullivan, M.V.N., Anderson, T.L., Roberts, S.A., Warren, S.J.C., Coombs, G.W., Tan, H-L, Gao, W., Johnson, P.D.R., Howden, B.P. and Carroll, K.C. (2014) Genetic and molecular predictors of high vancomycin MIC in Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia isolates. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 52 (9). pp. 3384-3393.

Turnidge, J.D., Gottlieb, T., Mitchell, D.H., Coombs, G.W., Pearson, J.C. and Bell, J.M. for the Australian Group on Antimicrobial Resistance (2014) Hospital-onset Gram-negative Surveillance Program annual report, 2011. Communicable diseases intelligence quarterly report, 38 (1). E49-E53.

Chua, K.Y.L., Monk, I.R, Lin, Y-H, Seemann, T., Tuck, K.L, Porter, J.L, Stepnell, J., Coombs, G.W., Davies, J.K, Stinear, T.P and Howden, B.P (2014) Hyperexpression of α-hemolysin explains enhanced virulence of sequence type 93 community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. BMC Microbiology, 14 (1).

Hart, J., Christiansen, K.J., Lee, R., Heath, C.H., Coombs, G.W. and Robinson, J. (2014) Increased EMRSA-15 health-care worker colonization demonstrated in retrospective review of EMRSA hospital outbreaks. Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control, 3 (1).

Robinson, J.O., Phillips, M., Christiansen, K.J., Pearson, J.C., Coombs, G.W. and Murray, R.J. (2014) Knowing prior methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection or colonization status increases the empirical use of glycopeptides in MRSA bacteraemia and may decrease mortality. Clinical Microbiology and Infection, 20 (6). pp. 530-535.

Wijesuriya, T.M., Perry, P., Pryce, T., Boehm, J., Kay, I., Flexman, J., Coombs, G.W. and Ingram, P.R. (2014) Low vancomycin MICs and fecal densities reduce the sensitivity of screening methods for vancomycin resistance in enterococci. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 52 (8). pp. 2829-2833.

Coombs, G.W., Pearson, J.C., Daley, D.A., Le, T., Robinson, O.J., Gottlieb, T., Howden, B.P., Johnson, P.D.R., Bennett, C.M., Stinear, T.P. and Turnidge, J.D. (2014) Molecular epidemiology of enterococcal bacteremia in Australia. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 52 (3). pp. 897-905.

Larsen, J., David, M.Z., Vos, M.C., Coombs, G.W., Grundmann, H., Harbarth, S., Voss, A. and Skov, R.L. (2014) Preventing the introduction of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus into hospitals. Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance, 2 (4). pp. 260-268.

Groves, M.D., O'Sullivan, M.V.N., Brouwers, H J.M., Chapman, T.A., Abraham, S., Trott, D.J., Al Jassim, R., Coombs, G.W., Skov, R.L. and Jordan, D. (2014) Staphylococcus aureus ST398 detected in pigs in Australia. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 69 (5). pp. 1426-1428.

Williamson, D.A., Coombs, G.W. and Nimmo, G.R. (2014) Staphylococcus aureus ‘Down Under’: contemporary epidemiology of S. aureus in Australia, New Zealand, and the South West Pacific. Clinical Microbiology and Infection, 20 (7). pp. 597-604.

Coombs, G.W., Daley, D., Pearson, J.C. and Ingram, P.R. (2014) A change in the molecular epidemiology of vancomycin resistant enterococci in Western Australia. Pathology, 46 (1). pp. 73-75.

Coombs, G.W., Pearson, J.C., Nimmo, G.R., Collignon, P.J., Bell, J.M., McLaws, M-L, Christiansen, K.J. and Turnidge, J.D. (2013) Antimicrobial susceptibility of Staphylococcus aureus and molecular epidemiology of meticillin-resistant S. aureus isolated from Australian hospital inpatients: Report from the Australian Group on Antimicrobial Resistance 2011 Staphylococcus aureus Surveillance Programme. Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance, 1 (3). pp. 149-156.

Turnidge, J.D., Gottlieb, T., Mitchell, D.H., Coombs, G.W., Pearson, J.C. and Bell, J.M. for the Australian Group on Antimicrobial Resistance (2013) Australian Group on Antimicrobial Resistance Community-onset Gram-negative Surveillance Program annual report, 2010. Communicable diseases intelligence quarterly report, 37 (3). E219-E223.

Coombs, G.W., Pearson, J.C., Christiansen, K., Gottlieb, T., Bell, J.M., George, N. and Turnidge, J.D. for the Australian Group on Antimicrobial Resistance (2013) Australian Group on Antimicrobial Resistance Enterococcus Surveillance Programme annual report, 2010. Communicable diseases intelligence quarterly report, 37 (3). E199-E209.

Coombs, G.W., Nimmo, G.R., Pearson, J.C., Collignon, P.J., Bell, J.M., McLaws, M-L., Christiansen, K. and Turnidge, J.D. for the Australian Group on Antimicrobial Resistance (2013) Australian Group on Antimicrobial Resistance Hospital-onset Staphylococcus aureus Surveillance Programme annual report, 2011. Communicable diseases intelligence quarterly report, 37 (3). E210-E218.

Williamson, D.A., Roberts, S.A., Ritchie, S.R., Coombs, G.W., Fraser, J.D. and Heffernan, H. (2013) Clinical and molecular epidemiology of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in New Zealand: Rapid emergence of sequence Type 5 (ST5)-SCCmec-IV as the dominant community-associated MRSA clone. PLoS ONE, 8 (4). Article e62020.

Sheng, W-H, Badal, R.E., Hsueh, P-R and SMART Program, (2013) Distribution of extended-spectrum β-lactamases, AmpC β-lactamases, and carbapenemases among Enterobacteriaceae isolates causing intra-abdominal infections in the Asia-Pacific region: results of the study for Monitoring Antimicrobial Resistance Trends (SMART). Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy, 57 (7). pp. 2981-2988.

Coombs, G.W., Morgan, J.P., Tan, H-l, Pearson, J.C. and Robinson, J.O. (2013) Evaluation of the BD GeneOhm MRSA ACP Assay and the Cepheid GeneXpert MRSA Assay to detect genetically diverse CA-MRSA. Pathology, 45 (7). pp. 713-715.

Monecke, S., Baier, V., Coombs, G.W., Slickers, P., Ziegler, A. and Ehricht, R. (2013) Genome sequencing and molecular characterisation of Staphylococcus aureus ST772-MRSA-V, “Bengal Bay Clone”. BMC Research Notes, 6 (1). Article number 548.

Howden, B.P., Holt, K.E., Lam, M.M.C., Seemann, T., Ballard, S., Coombs, G.W., Tong, S.Y.C., Grayson, M.L., Johnson, P.D.R. and Stinear, T.P. (2013) Genomic insights to control the emergence of vancomycin-resistant enterococci. mBio, 4 (4). e00412.

Nethercott, C., Mabbett, A.N., Totsika, M., Peters, P., Ortiz, J.C., Nimmo, G.R., Coombs, G.W., Walker, M.J. and Schembri, M.A. (2013) Molecular characterization of endocarditis-associated Staphylococcus aureus. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 51 (7). pp. 2131-2138.

Monecke, S., Muller, E., Buechler, J., Rejman, J., Stieber, B., Akpaka, P.E., Bandt, D., Burris, R., Coombs, G., Hidalgo-Arroyo, G.A., Hughes, P., Kearns, A., Abos, S.M., Pichon, B., Skakni, L., Soderquist, B. and Ehricht, R. (2013) Rapid detection of Panton-Valentine Leukocidin in Staphylococcus aureus cultures by use of a lateral flow assay based on monoclonal antibodies. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 51 (2). pp. 487-495.

Holden, M.T.G., Hsu, L-Y, Kurt, K., Weinert, L.A., Mather, A.E., Harris, S.R., Strommenger, B., Layer, F., Witte, W., de Lencastre, H., Skov, R., Westh, H., Zemlickova, H., Coombs, G., Kearns, A.M., Hill, R.L.R., Edgeworth, J., Gould, I., Gant, V., Cooke, J., Edwards, G.F., McAdam, P.R., Templeton, K.E., McCann, A., Zhou, Z., Castillo-Ramirez, S., Feil, E.J., Hudson, L.O., Enright, M.C., Balloux, F., Aanensen, D.M., Spratt, B.G., Fitzgerald, J.R., Parkhill, J., Achtman, M., Bentley, S.D. and Nubel, U. (2013) A genomic portrait of the emergence, evolution, and global spread of a methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus pandemic. Genome Research, 23 (4). pp. 653-664.

Monecke, S., Engelmann, I., Archambault, M., Coleman, D.C., Coombs, G.W., Cortez de Jäckel, S., Pelletier-Jacques, G., Schwarz, S., Shore, A.C., Slickers, P. and Ehricht, R. (2012) Distribution of SCCmec-associated phenol-soluble modulin in staphylococci. Molecular and Cellular Probes, 26 (2). pp. 99-103.

Robinson, J.O., Pozzi - Langhi, S., Phillips, M., Pearson, J.C., Christiansen, K.J., Coombs, G.W. and Murray, R.J. (2012) Formal infectious diseases consultation is associated with decreased mortality in Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia. European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, 31 (9). pp. 2421-2428.

Wehrhahn, M.C., Robinson, J.O., Pascoe, E.M., Coombs, G.W., Pearson, J.C., O'Brien, F.G., Tan, H-L, New, D., Salvaris, P., Salvaris, R. and Murray, R.J. (2012) Illness severity in community-onset invasive staphylococcus aureus infection and the presence of virulence genes. Journal of Infectious Diseases, 205 (12). pp. 1840-1848.

Verwer, P.E.B., Robinson, J.O., Coombs, G.W., Wijesuriya, T., Murray, R.J., Verbrugh, H.A., Riley, T., Nouwen, J.L. and Christiansen, K.J. (2012) Prevalence of nasal methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization in healthcare workers in a Western Australian acute care hospital. European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, 31 (6). pp. 1067-1072.

Coombs, G.W., Goering, R.V., Chua, K.Y.L., Monecke, S., Howden, B.P., Stinear, T.P., Ehricht, R., O’Brien, F.G. and Christiansen, K.J. (2012) The molecular epidemiology of the highly virulent ST93 Australian community Staphylococcus aureus strain. PLoS ONE, 7 (8). Article e43037.

Widerström, M., McCullough, C.A., Coombs, G.W., Monsen, T. and Christiansen, K.J. (2012) A multidrug-resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis clone (ST2) is an ongoing cause of hospital-acquired infection in a Western Australian Hospital. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 50 (6). pp. 2147-2151.

Holmes, N.E., Turnidge, J.D., Munckhof, W.J., Robinson, J.O., Korman, T.M., O'Sullivan, M.V.N., Anderson, T.L., Roberts, S.A., Gao, W., Christiansen, K.J., Coombs, G.W., Johnson, P.D.R. and Howden, B.P. (2011) Antibiotic choice may not explain poorer outcomes in patients with Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia and high vancomycin minimum inhibitory concentrations. Journal of Infectious Diseases, 204 (3). pp. 340-347.

Nimmo, G.R., Pearson, J.C., Collignon, P.J., Christiansen, K., Coombs, G.W., Bell, J.M., McLaws, M-L. and Australian Group on Antimicrobial Resistance, (2011) Antimicrobial susceptibility of Staphylococcus aureus isolated from hospital inpatients, 2009: Report from the Australian Group on Antimicrobial Resistance. Communicable diseases intelligence, 35 (3). pp. 237-243.

Thomas, R., Ferguson, J., Coombs, G. and Gibson, P.G (2011) Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus pneumonia: A clinical audit. Respirology, 16 (6). pp. 926-931.

Syrmis, M.W., Moser, R.J., Whiley, D.M., Vaska, V., Coombs, G.W., Nissen, M.D., Sloots, T.P. and Nimmo, G.R. (2011) Comparison of a multiplexed MassARRAY system with real-time allele-specific PCR technology for genotyping of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Clinical Microbiology and Infection, 17 (12). pp. 1804-1810.

Coombs, G.W., Monecke, S., Pearson, J.C, Tan, H-l, Chew, Y-K, Wilson, L., Ehricht, R., O'Brien, F.G and Christiansen, K.J (2011) Evolution and diversity of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a geographical region. BMC Microbiology, 11 (1). Article 215.

Howden, B.P., McEvoy, C.R.E., Allen, D.L., Chua, K., Gao, W., Harrison, P.F., Bell, J., Coombs, G., Bennett-Wood, V., Porter, J.L., Robins-Browne, R., Davies, J.K., Seemann, T. and Stinear, T.P. (2011) Evolution of multidrug resistance during staphylococcus aureus infection involves mutation of the essential two component regulator WalKR. PLoS Pathogens, 7 (11). Article e1002359.

Axon, J.E., Carrick, J.B., Barton, M.D., Collins, N.M., Russell, C.M., Kiehne, J. and Coombs, G. (2011) Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a population of horses in Australia. Australian Veterinary Journal, 89 (6). pp. 221-225.

Chua, K., Laurent, F., Coombs, G., Grayson, M.L. and Howden, B.P. (2011) Not community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA)! A clinician's guide to community MRSA - Its evolving antimicrobial resistance and implications for therapy. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 52 (1). pp. 99-114.

Chua, K., Laurent, F., Coombs, G., Grayson, M.L. and Howden, B.P. (2011) Reply to De Angelis et al. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 52 (12). p. 1472.

Chua, K.Y.L., Seemann, T., Harrison, P.F., Monagle, S., Korman, T.M., Johnson, P.D.R., Coombs, G.W., Howden, B.O., Davies, J.K., Howden, B.P. and Stinear, T.P. (2011) The dominant Australian community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus clone ST93-IV [2B] is highly virulent and genetically distinct. PLoS ONE, 6 (10). Article e25887.

Monecke, S., Coombs, G., Shore, A.C., Coleman, D.C., Akpaka, P., Borg, M., Chow, H., Ip, M., Jatzwauk, L., Jonas, D., Kadlec, K., Kearns, A., Laurent, F., O'Brien, F.G., Pearson, J., Ruppelt, A., Schwarz, S., Scicluna, E., Slickers, P., Tan, H-L, Weber, S. and Ehricht, R. (2011) A field guide to pandemic, epidemic and sporadic clones of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. PLoS ONE, 6 (4). e17936.

Amsterdam, D., Coombs, G. and Dowzicky, M. (2010) Antimicrobial susceptibility of bloodstream isolates of Staphylococcus aureus: Global results from the tigecycline evaluation and surveillance trial, 2004-2008. American Journal of Infectious Diseases, 6 (1). pp. 1-7.

Monecke, S., Kanig, H., Rudolph, W., Müller, E., Coombs, G., Hotzel, H., Slickers, P. and Ehricht, R. (2010) Characterisation of Australian MRSA strains ST75- and ST883-MRSA-IV and analysis of their accessory gene regulator locus. PLoS ONE, 5 (11). Article e14025.

Wehrhahn, M.C., Robinson, J.O., Pearson, J.C., O’Brien, F.G., Tan, H.L., Coombs, G.W., Pascoe, E.M., Lee, R., Salvaris, P., Salvaris, R., New, D. and Murray, R.J. (2010) Clinical and laboratory features of invasive community-onset methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection: a prospective case–control study. European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, 29 (8). pp. 1025-1033.

Murray, R.J., Robinson, J.O., White, J.N., Hughes, F., Coombs, G.W., Pearson, J.C., Tan, H-L, Chidlow, G., Williams, S., Christiansen, K.J. and Smith, D.W. (2010) Community-acquired pneumonia due to pandemic A(H1N1)2009 influenzavirus and methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus co-infection. PLoS ONE, 5 (1). Article e8705.

Coombs, G.W., Monecke, S., Ehricht, R., Slickers, P., Pearson, J.C., Tan, H.L., Christiansen, K.J. and O'Brien, F.G. (2010) Differentiation of clonal complex 59 community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Western Australia. Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy, 54 (5). pp. 1914-1921.

Muttaiyah, S., Coombs, G., Pandey, S., Reed, P., Ritchie, S., Lennon, D. and Roberts, S. (2010) Incidence, risk factors, and outcomes of Panton-Valentine leukocidin-positive methicillin-susceptible staphylococcus aureus infections in Auckland, New Zealand. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 48 (10). pp. 3470-3474.

Tong, S.Y.C., Lilliebridge, R.A., Holt, D.C., Coombs, G.W., Currie, B.J. and Giffard, P.M. (2010) Rapid detection of H and R Panton–Valentine leukocidin isoforms in Staphylococcus aureus by high-resolution melting analysis. Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease, 67 (4). pp. 399-401.

Turnidge, J.D., Kotsanas, D., Munckhof, W., Roberts, S., Bennett, C.M., Nimmo, G.R., Coombs, G.W., Murray, R.J., Howden, B., Johnson, P.D.R. and Dowling, K. (2009) Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia: a major cause of mortality in Australia and New Zealand. The Medical Journal of Australia, 191 (7). pp. 368-73.

Coombs, G. (2009) Australian Society of Antimicrobials--tenth annual scientific meeting. 26-28 February 2009, Melbourne, Australia. IDrugs : the investigational drugs journal, 12 (4). pp. 201-3.

Robinson, J.O., Pearson, J.C., Christiansen, K.J., Coombs, G.W. and Murray, R.J. (2009) Community-associated versus healthcare-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia: a 10-year retrospective review. European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, 28 (4). pp. 353-361.

Pozzi Langhi, S.A., Robinson, J.O., Pearson, J.C., Christiansen, K.J., Coombs, G.W. and Murray, R.J. (2009) Intrafamilial transmission of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 15 (10). pp. 1687-1689.

O'Brien, F.G., Coombs, G.W., Pearman, J.W., Gracey, M., Moss, F., Christiansen, K.J. and Grubb, W.B. (2009) Population dynamics of methicillin-susceptible and -resistant Staphylococcus aureus in remote communities. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 64 (4). pp. 684-693.

Coombs, G.W., Nimmo, G.R., Pearson, J.C., Christiansen, K., Bell, J.M., Collignon, P.J., McLaws, M-L. and Australian Group on Antimicrobial Resistance, (2009) Prevalence of MRSA strains among Staphylococcus aureus isolated from outpatients, 2006. Communicable diseases intelligence, 33 (1). pp. 10-20.

Mitchell, B., McGregor, A. and Coombs, G. (2009) Prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonisation in Tasmanian rural hospitals. Healthcare infection, 14 (4). pp. 159-163.

Monecke, S., Ehricht, R., Slickers, P., Tan, H-L and Coombs, G. (2009) The molecular epidemiology and evolution of the Panton–Valentine leukocidin-positive, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strain USA300 in Western Australia. Clinical Microbiology and Infection, 15 (8). pp. 770-776.

Nimmo, G.R. and Coombs, G.W. (2008) Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in Australia. International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, 31 (5). pp. 401-410.

Nubel, U., Roumagnac, P., Feldkamp, M., Song, J-H, Ko, K. S., Huang, Y-C, Coombs, G., Ip, M., Westh, H., Skov, R., Struelens, M.J., Goering, R.V., Strommenger, B., Weller, A., Witte, W. and Achtman, M. (2008) Frequent emergence and limited geographic dispersal of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 105 (37). pp. 14130-14135.

Murray, R.J., Pearson, J.C., Coombs, G.W., Flexman, J.P., Golledge, C.L., Speers, D.J., Dyer, J.R., McLellan, D.G., Reilly, M., Bell, J.M., Bowen, S.F. and Christiansen, K.J. (2008) Outbreak of invasive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection associated with acupuncture and joint injection. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 29 (9). pp. 859-865.

Monecke, S., Berger-Bächi, B., Coombs, G., Holmes, A., Kay, I., Kearns, A., Linde, H-J, O'Brien, F., Slickers, P. and Ehricht, R. (2007) Comparative genomics and DNA array-based genotyping of pandemic Staphylococcus aureus strains encoding Panton-Valentine leukocidin. Clinical Microbiology and Infection, 13 (3). pp. 236-249.

Coombs, G.W., Van Gessel, H., Pearson, J.C., Godsell, M‐R, O’Brien, F.G. and Christiansen, K.J. (2007) Controlling a multicenter outbreak involving the New York/Japan methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus clone. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 28 (7). pp. 845-852.

Nimmo, G.R., Pearson, J.C., Collignon, P.J., Christiansen, K., Coombs, G.W., Bell, J.M., McLaws, M-L. and Australian Group on Antimicrobial Resistance, (2007) Prevalence of MRSA among Staphylococcus aureus isolated from hospital inpatients, 2005: Report from the Australian Group for Antimicrobial Resistance. Communicable diseases intelligence, 31 (3). pp. 288-296.

Coombs, G.W., Pearson, J.C., O'Brien, F.G., Murray, R.J., Grubb, W.B. and Christiansen, K.J. (2006) Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus clones, Western Australia. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 12 (2). pp. 241-247.

Nimmo, G.R., Coombs, G.W., Pearson, J.C., O'Brien, F.G., Christiansen, K.J., Turnidge, J.D., Gosbell, I.B., Collingnon, P. and McLaws, M-L (2006) Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in the Australian community: an evolving epidemic. The Medical Journal of Australia, 184 (8). pp. 384-388.

Malik, S., Coombs, G.W., O'Brien, F.G., Peng, H. and Barton, M.D. (2006) Molecular typing of methicillin-resistant staphylococci isolated from cats and dogs. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 58 (2). pp. 428-431.

Gosbell, I.B., Barbagiannakos, T., Neville, S.A., Mercer, J.L., Vickery, A.M., O’Brien, F.G., Coombs, G.W., Malkowski, M.J. and Pearson, J.C. (2006) Non-multiresistant methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia in Sydney, Australia: emergence of EMRSA-15, Oceania, Queensland and Western Australian MRSA strains. Pathology, 38 (3). pp. 239-244.

O'Brien, F.G., Zaini, Z., Coombs, G.W., Pearson, J.C., Christiansen, K.J. and Grubb, W.B. (2005) Macrolide, lincosamide and streptogramin B resistance in a dominant clone of Australian community methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 56 (5). pp. 985-986.

Dailey, L., Coombs, G.W., O'Brien, F.G., Pearman, J.W., Christiansen, K., Grubb, W.B. and Riley, T.V. (2005) Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Western Australia. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 11 (10). pp. 1584-1590.

O'Brien, F.G., Lim, T.T., Winnett, D.C., Coombs, G.W., Pearson, J.C., Delgado, A., Langevin, M.J., Cantore, S.A., Gonzalez, L. and Gustafson, J.E. (2005) Survey of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains from two hospitals in El Paso, Texas. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 43 (6). pp. 2969-2972.

O'Brien, F.G., Coombs, G.W., Pearson, J.C., Christiansen, K.J. and Grubb, W.B. (2005) Type V staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec in community staphylococci from Australia. Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy, 49 (12). pp. 5129-5132.

O'Brien, F.G., Lim, T.T., Chong, F.N., Coombs, G.W., Enright, M.C., Robinson, D.A., Monk, A., Said-Salim, B., Kreiswirth, B.N. and Grubb, W.B. (2004) Diversity among community isolates of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Australia. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 42 (7). pp. 3185-3190.

Christiansen, K.J., Tibbett, Pa.A., Beresford, W., Pearman, J.W., Lee, R.C., Coombs, G.W., Kay, I.D., O’Brien, F.G., Palladino, S., Douglas, C.R., Montgomery, P.D., Orrell, T., Peterson, A.M., Kosaras, F.P., Flexman, J.P., Heath, C.H. and McCullough, C.A. (2004) Eradication of a large outbreak of a single strain of vanB vancomycin‐resistant Enterococcus faecium at a major Australian teaching hospital. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 25 (5). pp. 384-390.

Coombs, G.W., Nimmo, G.R., Bell, J.M., Huygens, F., O'Brien, F.G., Malkowski, M.J., Pearson, J.C., Stephens, A.J. and Giffard, P.M. (2004) Genetic diversity among community methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains causing outpatient infections in Australia. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 42 (10). pp. 4735-4743.

Pfaller, M.A., Diekema, D.J. and International Fungal Surveillance Participant Group, (2004) Twelve years of fluconazole in clinical practice: Global-trends in species distribution and fluconazole susceptibility of bloodstream isolates of Candida. Clinical Microbiology and Infection, 10 . pp. 11-23.

Westh, H., Zinn, C.S., Rosdahl, V.T. and Sarisa Study Group, (2004) An international multicenter study of antimicrobial consumption and resistance in Staphylococcus aureus isolates from 15 hospitals in 14 countries. Microbial Drug Resistance, 10 (2). pp. 169-176.

Zinn, C.S., Westh, H., Rosdahl, V.T. and Sarisa Study Group, (2004) An international multicenter study of antimicrobial resistance and typing of hospital Staphylococcus aureus isolates from 21 laboratories in 19 countries or states. Microbial Drug Resistance, 10 (2). pp. 160-168.

Gustafson, J.E., O'Brien, F.G., Coombs, G.W., Malkowski, M.J., Grubb, W.B., Pfeltz, R.F. and Wilkinson, B.J. (2003) Alterations in phage-typing patterns in vancomycin-intermediate Staphylococcus aureus. Journal of Medical Microbiology, 52 (8). pp. 711-714.

Munckhof, W.J., Schooneveldt, J., Coombs, G.W., Hoare, J. and Nimmo, G.R. (2003) Emergence of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection in Queensland, Australia. International Journal of Infectious Diseases, 7 (4). pp. 259-267.

Murchan, S., Kaufmann, M.E., Deplano, A., de Ryck, R., Struelens, M., Zinn, C.E., Fussing, V., Salmenlinna, S., Vuopio-Varkila, J., El Solh, N., Cuny, C., Witte, W., Tassios, P.T., Legakis, N., van Leeuwen, W., van Belkum, A., Vindel, A., Laconcha, I., Garaizar, J., Haeggman, S., Olsson-Liljequist, B., Ransjo, U., Coombes, G. and Cookson, B. (2003) Harmonization of pulsed-field gel electrophoresis protocols for epidemiological typing of strains of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: a single approach developed by consensus in 10 European laboratories and its application for tracing the spread of related strains. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 41 (4). pp. 1574-1585.

Pryce, T.M., Palladino, S., Kay, I.D. and Coombs, G.W. (2003) Rapid identification of fungi by sequencing the ITS1 and ITS2 regions using an automated capillary electrophoresis system. Medical Mycology, 41 (5). pp. 369-381.

Okuma, K., Iwakawa, K., Turnidge, J.D., Grubb, W.B., Bell, J.M., O'Brien, F.G., Coombs, G.W., Pearman, J.W., Tenover, F.C., Kapi, M., Tiensasitorn, C., Ito, T. and Hiramatsu, K. (2002) Dissemination of new methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus clones in the community. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 40 (11). pp. 4289-4294.

Lim, T.T., Coombs, G.W. and Grubb, W.B. (2002) Genetic organization of mecA and mecA-regulatory genes in epidemic methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus from Australia and England. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 50 (6). pp. 819-824.

Bell, J.M., Turnidge, J.D. and Sentry APAC Participants, (2002) High prevalence of oxacillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates from hospitalized patients in Asia-Pacific and South Africa: Results from SENTRY antimicrobial surveillance program, 1998-1999. Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy, 46 (3). pp. 879-881.

Lock, R.A., Coombs, G.W., McWilliams, T.M., Pearman, J.W., Grubb, W.B., Melrose, G.J.H. and Forbes, G.M. (2002) Proteome analysis of highly immunoreactive proteins of Helicobacter pylori. Helicobacter, 7 (3). pp. 175-182.

Pearman, J.W., Coombs, G.W., Grubb, W.B. and O'Brien, F. (2001) A British epidemic strain of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (UK EMRSA-15) in Western Australia. The Medical Journal of Australia, 174 (12). p. 662.

Coombs, G.W., Foster, N.M., Pearman, J.W. and Forbes, G.M. (2001) Detection of Helicobacter pylori antigen in faeces by enzyme immunoassay. Pathology, 33 (4). pp. 496-497.

Bell, J.M., Turnidge, J.D. and The Cefepime Study Group, (2001) Multicentre study of the in vitro activity of cefepime, a broad-spectrum cephalosporin, compared to other broad-spectrum agents. Pathology, 33 (1). pp. 53-60.

Lock, R.A., Cordwell, S.J., Coombs, G.W., Walsh, B.J. and Forbes, G.M. (2001) Proteome analysis of Helicobacter pylori: major proteins of type strain NCTC 11637. Pathology, 33 (3). pp. 365-374.

Grubb, W.B., Pearman, J.W., Gracey, M.S., O'Brien, F.G., Riley, T.V. and Coombs, G.W. (2000) The community strikes back - Antibiotic resistance in the community. Today's Life Science, 12 (3). pp. 26-29.

Coombs, G.W., Kay, I.D., Steven, R.A., Pearman, J.W., Bertolatti, D. and Grubb, W.B. (1999) Should genotypic testing be done on all phenotypically vancomycin- resistant enterococci detected in hospitals? Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 37 (4). pp. 1229-1230.

Diamond, J., Leeming, J., Coombs, G., Pearman, J., Sharma, A., Illingworth, C., Crawford, G. and Easty, D. (1999) Corneal biopsy with tissue micro homogenisation for isolation of organisms in bacterial keratitis. Eye, 13 (4). pp. 545-549.

Skull, S.A., Krause, V., Coombs, G., Pearman, J.W. and Roberts, L.A. (1999) Investigation of a cluster of Staphylococcus aureus invasive infection in the Top End of the Northern Territory. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Medicine, 29 (1). pp. 66-72.

Nikoletti, S., Leslie, G., Gandossi, S., Coombs, G. and Wilson, R. (1999) A prospective, randomized, controlled trial comparing transparent polyurethane and hydrocolloid dressings for central venous catheters. American Journal of Infection Control, 27 (6). pp. 488-496.

Bell, J., Turnidge, J., Coombs, G. and O'Brien, F. (1998) Emergence and epidemiology of vancomycin-resistant enterococci in Australia. Communicable Diseases Intelligence, 22 (11). pp. 249-52.

Leung, M.J., Nuttall, N., Pryce, T.M., Coombs, G.W. and Pearman, J.W. (1998) Colony variation in Staphylococcus lugdunensis. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 36 (10). pp. 3096-3098.

Forbes, G.M., Coombs, G.W., Collins, B.J., Robins, P.D. and McCullough, C.A. (1998) Short duration therapy for Helicobacter pyloriin Western Australia: the impact of metronidazole resistance. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Medicine, 28 (1). pp. 13-17.

Gottlieb, T., Mitchell, D. and Australian Group for Antimicrobial Resistance, (1998) The independent evolution of resistance to ciprofloxacin, rifampicin, and fusidic acid in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Australian teaching hospitals (1990-1995). Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 42 (1). pp. 67-73.

Perry, P.L., Coombs, G.W., Boehm, J.D. and Pearman, J.W. (1998) A rapid (20 h) solid screening medium for detecting methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Journal of Hospital Infection, 40 (1). pp. 67-72.

Coombs, G.W., Pearman, J.W., Khinsoe, C.H. and Boehm, J.D. (1996) Problems in detecting low-expression-class methicillin resistance in Staphylococcus aureus with batches of Oxoid Mueller-Hinton agar. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 38 (3). pp. 551-553.

Antonas, K.N., Coombs, G.W. and Jack, K.C. (1980) Evaluation of a radiometric method for the determination of iron status. Australian Journal of Medical Laboratory Science, 1 . pp. 25-30.

Non-refereed Article

Lee, G.-H., Pang, S. and Coombs, G.W. (2018) Misidentification of Staphylococcus aureus by the Cepheid Xpert MRSA/SA BC Assay Due to Deletions in the spa Gene. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 56 (7). e00530.

Book Chapter

Merlino, J., Kay, I.D., Coombs, G. and Palladino, S. (2010) Detection of VRE: vanA and vanB Genes by PCR. In: Schuller, M., Sloots, T.P., James, G.S., Halliday, C.L. and Carter, I.W.J., (eds.) PCR for Clinical Microbiology: An Australian and International Perspective. Springer, Dordrecht, pp. 415-421.

Merlino, J., Kay, I.D., Coombs, G. and Palladino, S. (2010) PCR assays in detecting methicillin resistance in staphylococci: Coagulase negative staphylococci (CNS), S. aureus, and MRSA with the PVL gene. In: Schuller, M., Sloots, T.P., James, G.S., Halliday, C.L. and Carter, I.W.J., (eds.) PCR for Clinical Microbiology: An Australian and International Perspective. Springer, Dordrecht, pp. 407-414.

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