Dr Andrew Ginn

Senior Research Fellow. The Westmead Institute for Medical Research


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Project title Research student
Dynamics of the emergency department journey of patients with suspected infection and sepsis. Amith SHETTY

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Venturini, C., Ginn, A., Wilson, B., Tsafnat, G., Paulsen, I., Partridge, S., Iredell, J. (2018). Ecological effects of cefepime use during antibiotic cycling on the Gram-negative enteric flora of ICU patients. Intensive Care Medicine Experimental, 6(1), 1-7. [More Information]
  • Ellem, J., Ginn, A., Chen, S., Ferguson, J., Partridge, S., Iredell, J. (2017). Locally acquired mcr-1 in Escherichia coli, Australia, 2011 and 2013. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 23(7), 1160-1163. [More Information]
  • Ginn, A., Halliday, C., Douglas, A., Chen, S. (2017). PCR-based tests for the early diagnosis of sepsis. Where do we stand? Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases, 30(6), 565-572. [More Information]
  • van Breda, L., Dhungyel, O., Ginn, A., Iredell, J., Ward, M. (2017). Pre- and post-weaning scours in southeastern Australia: A survey of 22 commercial pig herds and characterisation of Escherichia coli isolates. PloS One, 12(3), 1-14. [More Information]
  • Ginn, A., Hazelton, B., Shoma, S., Cullen, M., Solano, T., Iredell, J. (2017). Quantitative multiplexed-tandem PCR for direct detection of bacteraemia in critically ill patients. Pathology, 49(3), 304-308. [More Information]
  • Agekum, A., Fajardo Lubian, A., Ai, X., Ginn, A., Zong, Z., Guo, X., Turnidge, J., Partridge, S., Iredell, J. (2016). Predictability of Phenotype in Relation to Common beta-Lactam Resistance Mechanisms in Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 54(5), 1243-1250. [More Information]
  • Zong, Z., Ginn, A., Dobiasova, H., Iredell, J., Partridge, S. (2015). Different IncI1 plasmids from Escherichia coli carry ISEcp1-blaCTX-M-15 associated with different Tn2-derived elements. Plasmid, 80, 118-126. [More Information]
  • Tagg, K., Ginn, A., Jiang, X., Ellem, J., Partridge, S., Iredell, J. (2015). Distribution of acquired AmpC Beta-lactamase genes in Sydney, Australia. Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease, 83(1), 56-58. [More Information]
  • Partridge, S., Ginn, A., Wiklendt, A., Ellem, J., Wong, J., Ingram, P., Guy, S., Garner, S., Iredell, J. (2015). Emergence of blaKPC carbapenemase genes in Australia. International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, 45(2), 130-136. [More Information]
  • Tagg, K., Ginn, A., Partridge, S., Iredell, J. (2015). MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometry for Multilocus Sequence Typing of Escherichia coli Reveals Diversity among Isolates Carrying blaCMY-2-Like Genes. PloS One, 10(11), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Sloots, T., Nissen, M., Ginn, A., Iredell, J. (2015). Rapid identification of pathogens using molecular techniques. Pathology, 47(3), 191-198. [More Information]
  • Kamruzzaman, M., Patterson, J., Shoma, S., Ginn, A., Partridge, S., Iredell, J. (2015). Relative strengths of promoters provided by common mobile genetic elements associated with resistance gene expression in Gram-negative bacteria. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 59(8), 5088-5091. [More Information]
  • Watts, M., James, G., Sultana, Y., Ginn, A., Outhred, A., Kong, F., Verweij, J., Iredell, J., Chen, S., Lee, R. (2014). A Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification (LAMP) Assay for Strongyloides stercoralis in Stool That Uses a Visual Detection Method with SYTO-82 Fluorescent Dye. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 90(2), 306-311. [More Information]
  • Shoma, S., Kamruzzaman, M., Ginn, A., Iredell, J., Partridge, S. (2014). Characterization of multidrug-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae from Australia carrying blaNDM-1. Diagnostic microbiology and infectious disease, 78(1), 93-97. [More Information]
  • Ginn, A., Wiklendt, A., Zong, Z., Lin, R., Teo, J., Tambyah, P., Peterson, L., Kaul, K., Partridge, S., Iredell, J. (2014). Prediction of major antibiotic resistance in Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae in Singapore, USA and China using a limited set of gene targets. International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, 43(6), 563-565. [More Information]
  • Guo, X., Dillon, B., Ginn, A., Wiklendt, A., Partridge, S., Iredell, J. (2014). Simple multiplex real-time PCR for rapid detection of common 16S rRNA methyltransferase genes. Diagnostic microbiology and infectious disease, 80(1), 29-31. [More Information]
  • Ginn, A., Partridge, S. (2013). Generation of the blaCTX-M-116 Hybrid Gene. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 57(8), 4091-4091. [More Information]
  • Kamruzzaman, M., Shoma, S., Naymul Bari, S., Ginn, A., Wiklendt, A., Partridge, S., Faruque, S., Iredell, J. (2013). Genetic diversity and antibiotic resistance in Escherichia coli from environmental surface water in Dhaka City, Bangladesh. Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease, 76(2), 222-226. [More Information]
  • Ginn, A., Zong, Z., Wiklendt, A., Thomas, L., Merlino, J., Gottlieb, T., van Hal, S., Harkness, J., Macleod, C., Bell, S., Partridge, S., Iredell, J., et al (2013). Limited diversity in the gene pool allows prediction of third-generation cephalosporin and aminoglycoside resistance in Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae. International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, 42(1), 19-26. [More Information]
  • Blyth, C., Webb, S., Kok, J., Dwyer, D., van Hal, S., Foo, H., Ginn, A., Kesson, A., Seppelt, I., Iredell, J. (2013). The impact of bacterial and viral co-infection in severe influenza. Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses, 7(2), 168-176. [More Information]
  • Partridge, S., Ginn, A., Paulsen, I., Iredell, J. (2012). pEl1573 carrying blaIMP-4, from Sydney, Australia, is closely related to other IncL/M plasmids. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 56(11), 6029-6032. [More Information]
  • Ginn, A., Wiklendt, A., Gidding, H., George, N., O'Driscoll, J., Partridge, S., O'Toole, B., Perri, R., Faoagali, J., Gallagher, J., Iredell, J., et al (2012). The Ecology of Antibiotic Use in the ICU: Homogeneous Prescribing of Cefepime but Not Tazocin Selects for Antibiotic Resistant Infection. PloS One, 7(6), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Partridge, S., Thomas, L., Ginn, A., Wiklendt, A., Kyme, P., Iredell, J. (2011). A Novel Gene Cassette, aacA43, in a Plasmid-Borne Class 1 Integron. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 55(6), 2979-2982. [More Information]
  • van Hal, S., Wiklendt, A., Espedido, B., Ginn, A., Iredell, J. (2009). Immediate Appearance of Plasmid-Mediated Resistance to Multiple Antibiotics upon Antibiotic Selection: an Argument for Systematic Resistance Epidemiology. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 47(7), 2325-2327. [More Information]
  • Pendlebury, S., Ginn, A., Iredell, J. (2006). Antimicrobial susceptibility of Bartonella henselae using Etest methodology. The Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 57(4), 761-763. [More Information]
  • Thomas, L., Gidding, H., Ginn, A., Olma, T., Iredell, J. (2006). Development of a real-time Staphylococcus aureus and MRSA (SAM-) PCR for routine blood culture. Journal of Microbiological Methods, 68(2), 296-302. [More Information]

2018

  • Venturini, C., Ginn, A., Wilson, B., Tsafnat, G., Paulsen, I., Partridge, S., Iredell, J. (2018). Ecological effects of cefepime use during antibiotic cycling on the Gram-negative enteric flora of ICU patients. Intensive Care Medicine Experimental, 6(1), 1-7. [More Information]

2017

  • Ellem, J., Ginn, A., Chen, S., Ferguson, J., Partridge, S., Iredell, J. (2017). Locally acquired mcr-1 in Escherichia coli, Australia, 2011 and 2013. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 23(7), 1160-1163. [More Information]
  • Ginn, A., Halliday, C., Douglas, A., Chen, S. (2017). PCR-based tests for the early diagnosis of sepsis. Where do we stand? Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases, 30(6), 565-572. [More Information]
  • van Breda, L., Dhungyel, O., Ginn, A., Iredell, J., Ward, M. (2017). Pre- and post-weaning scours in southeastern Australia: A survey of 22 commercial pig herds and characterisation of Escherichia coli isolates. PloS One, 12(3), 1-14. [More Information]
  • Ginn, A., Hazelton, B., Shoma, S., Cullen, M., Solano, T., Iredell, J. (2017). Quantitative multiplexed-tandem PCR for direct detection of bacteraemia in critically ill patients. Pathology, 49(3), 304-308. [More Information]

2016

  • Agekum, A., Fajardo Lubian, A., Ai, X., Ginn, A., Zong, Z., Guo, X., Turnidge, J., Partridge, S., Iredell, J. (2016). Predictability of Phenotype in Relation to Common beta-Lactam Resistance Mechanisms in Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 54(5), 1243-1250. [More Information]

2015

  • Zong, Z., Ginn, A., Dobiasova, H., Iredell, J., Partridge, S. (2015). Different IncI1 plasmids from Escherichia coli carry ISEcp1-blaCTX-M-15 associated with different Tn2-derived elements. Plasmid, 80, 118-126. [More Information]
  • Tagg, K., Ginn, A., Jiang, X., Ellem, J., Partridge, S., Iredell, J. (2015). Distribution of acquired AmpC Beta-lactamase genes in Sydney, Australia. Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease, 83(1), 56-58. [More Information]
  • Partridge, S., Ginn, A., Wiklendt, A., Ellem, J., Wong, J., Ingram, P., Guy, S., Garner, S., Iredell, J. (2015). Emergence of blaKPC carbapenemase genes in Australia. International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, 45(2), 130-136. [More Information]
  • Tagg, K., Ginn, A., Partridge, S., Iredell, J. (2015). MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometry for Multilocus Sequence Typing of Escherichia coli Reveals Diversity among Isolates Carrying blaCMY-2-Like Genes. PloS One, 10(11), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Sloots, T., Nissen, M., Ginn, A., Iredell, J. (2015). Rapid identification of pathogens using molecular techniques. Pathology, 47(3), 191-198. [More Information]
  • Kamruzzaman, M., Patterson, J., Shoma, S., Ginn, A., Partridge, S., Iredell, J. (2015). Relative strengths of promoters provided by common mobile genetic elements associated with resistance gene expression in Gram-negative bacteria. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 59(8), 5088-5091. [More Information]

2014

  • Watts, M., James, G., Sultana, Y., Ginn, A., Outhred, A., Kong, F., Verweij, J., Iredell, J., Chen, S., Lee, R. (2014). A Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification (LAMP) Assay for Strongyloides stercoralis in Stool That Uses a Visual Detection Method with SYTO-82 Fluorescent Dye. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 90(2), 306-311. [More Information]
  • Shoma, S., Kamruzzaman, M., Ginn, A., Iredell, J., Partridge, S. (2014). Characterization of multidrug-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae from Australia carrying blaNDM-1. Diagnostic microbiology and infectious disease, 78(1), 93-97. [More Information]
  • Ginn, A., Wiklendt, A., Zong, Z., Lin, R., Teo, J., Tambyah, P., Peterson, L., Kaul, K., Partridge, S., Iredell, J. (2014). Prediction of major antibiotic resistance in Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae in Singapore, USA and China using a limited set of gene targets. International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, 43(6), 563-565. [More Information]
  • Guo, X., Dillon, B., Ginn, A., Wiklendt, A., Partridge, S., Iredell, J. (2014). Simple multiplex real-time PCR for rapid detection of common 16S rRNA methyltransferase genes. Diagnostic microbiology and infectious disease, 80(1), 29-31. [More Information]

2013

  • Ginn, A., Partridge, S. (2013). Generation of the blaCTX-M-116 Hybrid Gene. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 57(8), 4091-4091. [More Information]
  • Kamruzzaman, M., Shoma, S., Naymul Bari, S., Ginn, A., Wiklendt, A., Partridge, S., Faruque, S., Iredell, J. (2013). Genetic diversity and antibiotic resistance in Escherichia coli from environmental surface water in Dhaka City, Bangladesh. Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease, 76(2), 222-226. [More Information]
  • Ginn, A., Zong, Z., Wiklendt, A., Thomas, L., Merlino, J., Gottlieb, T., van Hal, S., Harkness, J., Macleod, C., Bell, S., Partridge, S., Iredell, J., et al (2013). Limited diversity in the gene pool allows prediction of third-generation cephalosporin and aminoglycoside resistance in Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae. International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, 42(1), 19-26. [More Information]
  • Blyth, C., Webb, S., Kok, J., Dwyer, D., van Hal, S., Foo, H., Ginn, A., Kesson, A., Seppelt, I., Iredell, J. (2013). The impact of bacterial and viral co-infection in severe influenza. Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses, 7(2), 168-176. [More Information]

2012

  • Partridge, S., Ginn, A., Paulsen, I., Iredell, J. (2012). pEl1573 carrying blaIMP-4, from Sydney, Australia, is closely related to other IncL/M plasmids. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 56(11), 6029-6032. [More Information]
  • Ginn, A., Wiklendt, A., Gidding, H., George, N., O'Driscoll, J., Partridge, S., O'Toole, B., Perri, R., Faoagali, J., Gallagher, J., Iredell, J., et al (2012). The Ecology of Antibiotic Use in the ICU: Homogeneous Prescribing of Cefepime but Not Tazocin Selects for Antibiotic Resistant Infection. PloS One, 7(6), 1-10. [More Information]

2011

  • Partridge, S., Thomas, L., Ginn, A., Wiklendt, A., Kyme, P., Iredell, J. (2011). A Novel Gene Cassette, aacA43, in a Plasmid-Borne Class 1 Integron. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 55(6), 2979-2982. [More Information]

2009

  • van Hal, S., Wiklendt, A., Espedido, B., Ginn, A., Iredell, J. (2009). Immediate Appearance of Plasmid-Mediated Resistance to Multiple Antibiotics upon Antibiotic Selection: an Argument for Systematic Resistance Epidemiology. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 47(7), 2325-2327. [More Information]

2006

  • Pendlebury, S., Ginn, A., Iredell, J. (2006). Antimicrobial susceptibility of Bartonella henselae using Etest methodology. The Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 57(4), 761-763. [More Information]
  • Thomas, L., Gidding, H., Ginn, A., Olma, T., Iredell, J. (2006). Development of a real-time Staphylococcus aureus and MRSA (SAM-) PCR for routine blood culture. Journal of Microbiological Methods, 68(2), 296-302. [More Information]

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