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Determining research priorities for clinician-initiated trials in infectious diseases

Paterson, David L., Cheng, Allen C., Peleg, Anton Y., Howden, Benjamin R., Murdoch, David R., McBryde, Emma S., Woolley, Ian J., Davis, Joshua S., Cooley, Louise A., Slavin, Monica A., Robinson, James O., Murray, Ronan J., Chen, Sharon C-A, Sorrell, Tania C., Walls, Tony, Bak, Narin, Ralph, Anna P., Havers, Sally M. and Brown, Tiffany M. (2013). Determining research priorities for clinician-initiated trials in infectious diseases. Medical Journal of Australia,198(5):270-272.

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Title Determining research priorities for clinician-initiated trials in infectious diseases
Author Paterson, David L.
Cheng, Allen C.
Peleg, Anton Y.
Howden, Benjamin R.
Murdoch, David R.
McBryde, Emma S.
Woolley, Ian J.
Davis, Joshua S.
Cooley, Louise A.
Slavin, Monica A.
Robinson, James O.
Murray, Ronan J.
Chen, Sharon C-A
Sorrell, Tania C.
Walls, Tony
Bak, Narin
Ralph, Anna P.
Havers, Sally M.
Brown, Tiffany M.
Journal Name Medical Journal of Australia
Publication Date 2013
Volume Number 198
Issue Number 5
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-84876768582
Start Page 270
End Page 272
Total Pages 3
Place of Publication Australia
Publisher Australasian Medical Publishing Company
HERDC Category C2 - Journal Article - Other contributions to refereed journal (internal)
Abstract Objectives:
To determine research priorities of infectious diseases physicians for clinician-initiated randomised controlled trials (RCTs).

Design, setting and participants:

Online survey of infectious diseases physicians in Australia and New Zealand.

Main outcome measures:

Research priorities for, and perceived barriers to, clinician-initiated RCTs.

Results:
122/550 infectious diseases physicians (22%) responded to the survey. The five highest ranked proposals for clinician-initiated RCTs were in the areas of prosthetic joint infections, septic arthritis and osteomyelitis of native joints,
Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections, diabetic foot infections and the treatment of serious multiresistant, gram-negative bacterial infections. Lack of funding was the most important perceived barrier to participation in clinicianinitiated
RCTs.

Conclusions:

The research focus of infectious diseases physicians — optimal treatment of commonly encountered serious infections — highlights a lack of well conducted RCTs in this area.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/mja12.11703.   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)


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