2018 publications

Banks A, Moore EK, Bishop J, Coia JE, Brown D, Mather H, Wiuff C. (2018) Trends in mortality following Clostridium difficile infection in Scotland, 2010-2016: a retrospective cohort and case-control study. J Hosp Infect. 100(2):133-141. doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2018.07.023.

Price L, Melone L, McLarnon N, Bunyan D, Kilpatrick C, Flowers P, Reilly J (2018) A Systematic Review of the Effectiveness of the World Health Organization’s adopted Hand Hygiene Technique for reducing the microbial load on the hands of Healthcare Workers. American Journal of Infection Control DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2018.01.020

Smith M, King C, Davis M, Dickson A, Park J, Smith F, Currie K, Flowers P. (2018). Pet owner and vet interactions: exploring the drivers of AMR. Antimicrob Resist Infect Control, 7(46). doi:https://doi.org/10.1186/s13756-018-0341-1

Price L, Gozdzielewska L, Young M, Smith F, MacDonald , McParland J, Williams L, Langdridge D, Davis M, Flowers P. (2018). Effectiveness of interventions to improve the public’s antimicrobial resistance awareness and behaviours associated with prudent use of antimicrobials: a systematic review. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, dky076-dky076. doi:10.1093/jac/dky076

Currie K, Melone L, Stewart SA, King C, Holopainen A, Clark AM, Reilly J. Understanding the patient experience of healthcare associated infection: a qualitative systematic review. Am J Infect Control. 2018 Jan 30. pii: S0196-6553(17)31292-0. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2017.11.023.

Currie K, King C, Nuttall T, Smith M, & Flowers P. (2018) Expert concensus regarding drivers of antimicrobial stewardship in companion animal veterinary practice: a Delphi study. Veterinary Record. doi:https://doi.org/10.1136/vr.104639

Parcell BJ, Oravcová K, Pinheiro M, Holden MTG, Phillips G, Turton JF, Gillespie SH. (2018) Pseudomonas aeruginosa intensive care unit outbreak: winnowing of transmissions with molecular and genomic typing. J Hosp Infect. 98:282-288. doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2017.12.005

Harkins CP, Pettigrew KA, Oravcová K, Gardner J, Hearn RMR, Rice D, Mather AE, Parkhill J, Brown SJ, Proby CM, Holden MTG. (2018) The microevolution and epidemiology of Staphylococcus aureus colonization during atopic eczema disease flare. J Invest Dermatol. 138:336-343. doi: 10.1016/j.jid.2017.09.023

Harkins CP, McAleer, MA, Bennett, D, McHugh, M, Fleury, OM, Pettigrew KA, Oravcová K, Parkhill J, Proby CM, Dawe, RS, Geoghegan JA, Irvine, AD, Holden MTG. (2018) The widespread use of topical antimicrobials enriches for resistance in Staphylococcus aureus isolated from Atopic Dermatitis patients. British journal of Dermatology. 179(4):951-958. doi: 10.1111/bjd.16722

Krishna A, Holden MTG, Peacock SJ, Edwards AM, Wigneshweraraj S. (2018) Naturally occurring polymorphisms in the virulence regulator Rsp modulate Staphylococcus aureus survival in blood and antibiotic susceptibility. Microbiology. 164(9):1189-1195. doi: 10.1099/mic.0.000695.

Richardson EJ, Bacigalupe R, Harrison EM, Weinert LA, Lycett S, Vrieling M, Robb K, Hoskisson PA, Holden MTG, Feil EJ, Paterson GK, Tong SYC, Shittu A, van Wamel W, Aanensen DM, Parkhill J, Peacock SJ, Corander J, Holmes M, Fitzgerald JR. (2018) Gene exchange drives the ecological success of a multi-host bacterial pathogen. Nature Ecology and Evolution. 2(9):1468-1478. doi: 10.1038/s41559-018-0617-0.

Malcolm W, Fletcher E, Kavanagh K, Deshpande A, Wiuff C, Marwick C, Bennie M; Risk factors for resistance and MDR in community urine isolates: population-level analysis using the NHS Scotland Infection Intelligence Platform, Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, Volume 73, Issue 1, 1 January 2018, Pages 223–230, https://doi.org/10.1093/jac/dkx363

Currie K, King C, McAloney K, Roberts N, MacDonald J, Dickson A, Cairns S, Khanna N, Flowers P, Reilly J., Price, L. (2018) The acceptability of screening for Carbapenemase Producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE): cross sectional survey of nursing staff and the general publics’ perceptions. Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control, 7:144. doi.org/10.1186/s13756-018-0434-x https://rdcu.be/bbT39 [IF 3.568]

King C, Smith M, Currie K, Dickson A, Smit F, Davis M, Flowers P. (2018) Exploring the behavioural drivers of veterinary surgeon antibiotic prescribing: a qualitative study of companion animal veterinary surgeons in the UK, BMC Veterinary Research DOI: 10.1186/s12917-018-1646-2

Suetens C, Latour K, Kärki T., Ricchizzi E., Kinross P., Moro M, Jans B, Hopkins S., Hansen S, Lyytikäinen O, Reilly J, Deptula A, Zingg W, Plachouras, D, Monnet D., The Healthcare-Associated Infections Prevalence Study Group (2018). Prevalence of healthcare-associated infections, estimated incidence and composite antimicrobial resistance index in acute care hospitals and long-term care facilities: results from two European point prevalence surveys, 2016 to 2017. Eurosurveillance, 23:46.1 doi:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2018.23.46.1800516

Plachouras, D., Kärki, T., Hansen, S.,Hopkins, S., Lyytikäinen, O., Moro, M.,Reilly, J., Zarb, P., Zingg, W., Kinross, P., Weist, K., Monnet, D., Suetens, C., the Point Prevalence Survey Study Group (2018). Antimicrobial use in European acute care hospitals: results from the second point prevalence survey (PPS) of healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial use, 2016 to 2017. Eurosurveillance, 23:46. doi:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.23.46.1800393

McParland JL, Williams L, Gozdzielewska L, Young M, Smith F, MacDonald J, Langdridge D, Davis M, Price L, Flowers P., 2018. What are the ‘active ingredients’ of interventions targeting the public’s engagement with antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and how might they work? A review of current evidence. British Journal of Health Psychology; 23(4), 804-819. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjhp.12317

Price L, MacDonald J, Gozdzielewska L, Howe T, Flowers P, Shepherd L, Watt Y & Reilly J, 2018. Interventions to improve healthcare workers’ hand hygiene compliance: A systematic review of systematic reviews. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology; 39(12), 1449-1456. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/ice.2018.262

Langdridge D, Davis M, Gozdzielewska L, McParland J, Williams L, Young M, Smith F, MacDonald J, Price L and Flowers P, 2018. A visual affective analysis of mass media interventions to increase antimicrobial stewardship amongst the public. British Journal of Health Psychology; 24(1), 66-87. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/bjhp.12339

Manoukian S, et al, Estimating excess length of stay due to healthcare-associated infections: a systematic review and meta-analysis of statistical methodology. J Hosp Infect, 2018. 100(2): p. 222-235. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2018.06.003

Currie K, et al., Understanding the patient experience of health care–associated infection: A qualitative systematic review. American Journal of Infection Control, 2018. 46(8): p. 936-942. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2017.11.023

Stewart S, Haahr L, Boyle R, McAlpine A, Williamson N, Thain H, Beith C, Munro A, Mitchell C, Young L. The challenges in healthcare-associated infection surveillance in 2018: Experience from prevalence and incidence studies. Journal of Infection Prevention, 2018 19(15): p. S4-S63. https://doi-org.gcu.idm.oclc.org/10.1177%2F1757177418794054

King C, McAloney-Kocaman K, Roberts N, MacDonald J, Dickson A, Cairns S, Khanna N, Flowers P, Reilly J, Price L, The AMR-BESH Study: A mixed methods study of barriers and enablers to MRSA admission screening in hospitals, Journal of Hospital Infection (2018), doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2018.08.006.

Price L, Melone L, Cutajar E, Gozdzielewska, Gozdzielewska L, Blane L, Reilly J. Investigating the effect of preparation for and participation in a hand sanitizing relay on nursing students’ ability to recall the WHO six-step hand hygiene technique. American Journal of Infection Control, vol 46, issue 1, pages1304-1306, doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2018.04.222

Melone L, Price L, Ness V, Simpson L, MacDonald J, Reilly J. (2018) The Effect of Fake Tan on Hand Hygiene Practice. Journal of Infection Prevention, volume 19, Issue 6, Pages 266-269 doi.org/10.1177/1757177418769380

Smith, J, Adams, C.E , King, M.F. , Noakes, C.J., Robertson, C.,  Dancer, S.J. (2018) Is there an association between airborne and surface microbes in the critical care environment? Journal of Hospital Infection  Volume 100, Issue 3,Pages e123-e129, doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2018.04.003

Cairns S, Gibbons C, Milne A, King H, Llano M, MacDonald L, Malcolm W, Robertson C, Sneddon J, Weir J, Reilly J.(2018).  Results from the third Scottish National Prevalence Survey: is a population health approach now needed to prevent healthcare-associated infections?  Journal of Hospital Infection 2018 Jul;99(3):312-317. doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2018.03.038. Epub 2018 Apr 2.