Professor Andrew Smith

  • Professor of Clinical Bacteriology (Dental School)
  • Associate (Institute of Infection Immunity & Inflammation)

email: Andrew.Smith@glasgow.ac.uk

School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing, Level 9, 378 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow Dental Hospital & School, Glasgow, G2 3JZ

ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-0580-4078

Biography

Andrew Smith is Professor of Clinical Bacteriology & Honorary Consultant Microbiologist for NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde. He is the Director of the Bacterial Respiratory Infections Service, Scottish Microbiology Reference Laboratory (SMiRL), Glasgow Royal Infirmary and Lead Consultant for Oral and Maxillofacial Microbiology, NHS GG&C.

Previously, he has been the Microbiology Consultant Lead for Medical Device Decontamination NHS Glasgow & Clyde (NHS GG&C) for several years sitting on National and International committees. The lead for several National projects, grant funding and peer reviewed publications linked to decontamination in Primary and Secondary Care with the objective of reducing the risk of iatrogenic vCJD. A committee member of the CJD support network.

He is the current President of the Scottish Microbiology Association (http://www.sma.scot.nhs.uk) and Assistant editor of the Journal of Hospital Infection (http://jhiblogger.wordpress.com). Professor Smith is the current chair of the Scottish Antimicrobial Stewardship in Dentistry group (https://www.sapg.scot/about-us/current-projects/)

Research interests

Professor Smith leads a team of scientists and biomedical support workers within the NHS providing service, research and development linked to the following respiratory pathogens such as;

  • Haemophilus influenzae
  • Legionella pneumophila
  • Streptococcus pneumonia
  • Neisseria meningitidis
  • Streptococcus pyogenes
  • Bordetella pertussis

We also have a programme investigating the epidemiology and microbiology of severe odontogenic infections which links to the Dental Scottish Antimicrobial Prescribing Group.

Current research and development programmes

1. Lead PI (with Dr Claire Cameron, HPS) for the Scottish arm of the “Be on the TEAM- teenagers against meningitis” study aims: “Does the MenB vaccine reduce pharyngeal carriage of meningococci?”. Multi-centre UK study. Lead Investigator, Dr Matthew Snape, Oxford Vaccines Group.

2. Introducing real-time Whole Genome Sequencing for the Scottish Bacterial Respiratory Infections Service (excluding TB). Co-ordination of the Reference Laboratory service based on Level 5, New Lister Building, Glasgow Royal Infirmary in collaboration with Health Protection Scotland teams.

Publications

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Number of items: 93.

2020

Rodrigues, C. M.C., Jolley, K. A., Smith, A. , Cameron, J. C., Feavers, I. M. and Maiden, M. C.J. (2020) Meningococcal Deduced Vaccine Antigen Reactivity (MenDeVAR) Index: a rapid and accessible tool that exploits genomic data in public health and clinical microbiology applications. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, (doi: 10.1128/JCM.02161-20) (PMID:33055180) (Early Online Publication)

MacLennan, J. M. et al. (2020) Meningococcal carriage in periods of high and low invasive meningococcal disease incidence in the United Kingdom – a cross-sectional, observational survey. Lancet Infectious Diseases, (Accepted for Publication)

Persoon, I. F., Stankiewicz, N., Smith, A. , de Soet, H. (J.J.) and Volgenant, C. M.C. (2020) A review of respiratory protection measures recommended in Europe for dental procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Hospital Infection, 106(2), pp. 330-331. (doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2020.07.027)

Collin, S. M. et al. (2020) Uncovering infant group B streptococcal (GBS) disease clusters in the UK and Ireland through genomic analysis: a population-based epidemiological study. Clinical Infectious Diseases, (doi: 10.1093/cid/ciaa1087) (Early Online Publication)

Smith, A.J. , Palmer, N.O.A., Seaton, R.A. and Ternhag, A. (2020) Letter to the Editor: “Risk of adverse reactions to oral antibiotics prescribed by dentists". Journal of Dental Research, 99(7), p. 863. (doi: 10.1177/0022034520917143) (PMID:32282275)

Smith, A. , Al-Mahdi, R., Malcolm, W., Palmer, N., Dahlen, G. and Al-Haroni, M. (2020) Comparison of antimicrobial prescribing for dental and oral infections in England and Scotland with Norway and Sweden and their relative contribution to national consumption 2010–2016. BMC Oral Health, 20, 172. (doi: 10.1186/s12903-020-01163-x) (PMID:32546149) (PMCID:PMC7298788)

Musser, J. M. et al. (2020) Reduced in vitro susceptibility of Streptococcus pyogenes to beta-lactam antibiotics associated with mutations in the pbp2x gene is geographically widespread. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 58(4), e01993-19. (doi: 10.1128/JCM.01993-19) (PMID:31996443)

2019

Bratcher, H. B. et al. (2019) UKMenCar4: a cross-sectional survey of asymptomatic meningococcal carriage amongst UK adolescents at a period of low invasive meningococcal disease incidence. Wellcome Open Research, 4, 118. (doi: 10.12688/wellcomeopenres.15362.2) (PMID:31544158) (PMCID:PMC6749934)

Hanquet, G. et al. (2019) Effect of childhood pneumococcal conjugate vaccination on invasive disease in older adults of 10 European countries: implications for adult vaccination. Thorax, 74(5), pp. 473-482. (doi: 10.1136/thoraxjnl-2018-211767) (PMID:30355641) (PMCID:PMC6484683)

O'Sullivan, C. P. et al. (2019) Group B streptococcal disease in UK and Irish infants younger than 90 days, 2014–15: a prospective surveillance study. Lancet Infectious Diseases, 19(1), pp. 83-90. (doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(18)30555-3) (PMID:30497953)

2018

Smith, A. , Winter, S., Lappin, D., Sherriff, A. , McIvor, I., Philp, P., Suttner, N., Holmes, S. and Stewart, A. (2018) Reducing the risk of iatrogenic Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease by improving the cleaning of neurosurgical instruments. Journal of Hospital Infection, 100(3), e70-e76. (doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2018.03.001) (PMID:29530742)

Winter, S., McDonagh, G., Lappin, D. and Smith, A.J. (2018) Assessing the efficacy and cost of detergents used in a primary care automated washer disinfector. British Dental Journal, 225, pp. 315-319. (doi: 10.1038/sj.bdj.2018.643) (PMID:30141495)

Brooks, D., Polubothu, P., Young, D., Booth, M.G. and Smith, A. (2018) Sepsis caused by bloodstream infection in patients in the intensive care unit: the impact of inactive empiric antimicrobial therapy on outcome. Journal of Hospital Infection, 98(4), pp. 369-374. (doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2017.09.031) (PMID:28993134)

Rodrigues, C. M.C., Lucidarme, J., Borrow, R., Smith, A. , Cameron, J. C., Moxon, E. R. and Maiden, M. C.J. (2018) Genomic surveillance of 4CMenB vaccine antigenic variants among disease-causing Neisseria meningitidis isolates, United Kingdom, 2010–2016. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 24(4), pp. 673-682. (doi: 10.3201/eid2404.171480) (PMID:29553330) (PMCID:PMC5875271)

Smith, A. (2018) Metronidazole resistance: a hidden epidemic? British Dental Journal, 224(6), pp. 403-404. (doi: 10.1038/sj.bdj.2018.221) (PMID:29545544)

2017

Beres, S. B., Olsen, R. J., Saavedra, M. O., Ure, R., Reynolds, A., Lindsay, D. S.J., Smith, A. J. and Musser, J. M. (2017) Genome sequence analysis of emm89 Streptococcus pyogenes strains causing infections in Scotland, 2010–2016. Journal of Medical Microbiology, 66(12), pp. 1765-1773. (doi: 10.1099/jmm.0.000622) (PMID:29099690)

Winter, S., Smith, A. , Lappin, D., McDonagh, G. and Kirk, B. (2017) Failure of non-vacuum steam sterilization processes for dental handpieces. Journal of Hospital Infection, 97(4), pp. 343-347. (doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2017.09.004)

Winter, S., Smith, A. , Lappin, D., McDonagh, G. and Kirk, B. (2017) Investigating steam penetration using thermometric methods in dental handpieces with narrow internal lumens during sterilizing processes with non-vacuum or vacuum processes. Journal of Hospital Infection, 97(4), pp. 338-342. (doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2017.07.033) (PMID:28778810)

Winter, S., Smith, A. , Kirk, B. and Lappin, D. (2017) The influence of lubricating oil on the efficacy of steam sterilization processes used to decontaminate dental handpieces = Die Auswirkung von Pflegeöl auf die Wirksamkeit der Dampfsterilisation zur Dekontamination zahnärztlicher Handstücke. Hygiene and Medizin, 42(12), D149-D154.

Slotved, H.-C. et al. (2017) External quality assurance for laboratory identification and capsular typing of Streptococcus pneumoniae. Scientific Reports, 7, 13280. (doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-13605-8) (PMID:29038446) (PMCID:PMC5643306)

Savulescu, C. et al. (2017) Effect of high-valency pneumococcal conjugate vaccines on invasive pneumococcal disease in children in SpIDnet countries: an observational multicentre study. Lancet Respiratory Medicine, 5(8), pp. 648-656. (doi: 10.1016/S2213-2600(17)30110-8) (PMID:28359798)

Robertson, P., Smith, A. , Anderson, M., Stewart, J., Hamilton, K., McNamee, S. and Curran, E. T. (2017) Transmission of Salmonella enteritidis after endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography because of inadequate endoscope decontamination. American Journal of Infection Control, 45(4), pp. 440-442. (doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2016.11.024) (PMID:28063730)

Winter, S., Smith, A. , Kirk, B. and Lappin, D. (2017) The influence of lubricating oil on the efficacy of steam sterilization processes used to decontaminate dental handpieces. Zentralsterilisation = Central Services, 25(1), pp. 31-35.

2016

Lucidarme, J. et al. (2016) An international invasive meningococcal disease outbreak due to a novel and rapidly expanding serogroup W strain, Scotland and Sweden, July to August 2015. Eurosurveillance, 21(45), 30395. (doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2016.21.45.30395)

Smith-Palmer, A. et al. (2016) Outbreak of Neisseria meningitidis capsular group W among scouts returning from the World Scout Jamboree, Japan, 2015. Eurosurveillance, 21(45), 30392. (doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2016.21.45.30392)

Brooks, D., Smith, A. , Young, D., Fulton, R. and Booth, M. G. (2016) Mortality in intensive care: The impact of bacteremia and the utility of systemic inflammatory response syndrome. American Journal of Infection Control, 44(11), pp. 1291-1295. (doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2016.04.214) (PMID:27339793)

Lima, C. M. A., Smith, A. J. , Fonseca Silva, A. S., Flório, F. M. and Zanin, L. (2016) Infection prevention and control in dental surgeries in the Pará state prison system in Brazil. American Journal of Infection Control, 44(11), pp. 1417-1418. (doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2016.04.213) (PMID:27320900)

Lindsay, D. S.J., Brown, A. W., Scott, K. J., Denham, B., Thom, L., Rundell, G., Ure, R., Jones, B. and Smith, A. J. (2016) Circulating emm types of Streptococcus pyogenes in Scotland: 2011-2015. Journal of Medical Microbiology, 65(10), pp. 1229-1231. (doi: 10.1099/jmm.0.000335)

Brehony, C., Rodrigues, C. M.C., Borrow, R., Smith, A. , Cunney, R., Moxon, E. R. and Maiden, M. C.J. (2016) Distribution of Bexsero® Antigen Sequence Types (BASTs) in invasive meningococcal disease isolates: Implications for immunisation. Vaccine, 34(39), pp. 4690-4697. (doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2016.08.015) (PMID:27521232) (PMCID:PMC5012890)

Roy, K.M., Ahmed, S., Inkster, T., Smith, A. and Penrice, G. (2016) Managing the risk of viral haemorrhagic fever transmission in a non-high-level intensive care unit: experiences from a case of Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever in Scotland. Journal of Hospital Infection, 93(3), pp. 304-308. (doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2016.02.023) (PMID:27174232)

Kirk, B., Smith, A. and Winter, S. (2016) Performance of Hollow Load Process Challenge Devices (HLPCDs) for the determination of air removal and steam penetration in porous load steam sterilization processes: Part 1 – The evolution of HLPCDs in standards and a review of the current supporting published evidence. Zentralsterilisation = Central Services, 24(5), pp. 308-314.

Kirk, B., Smith, A. and Winter, S. (2016) Performance of Hollow Load Process Challenge Devices (HLPCDs) for the determination of air removal and steam penetration in porous load steam sterilization processes: Part 2 - An evaluation of a number commercially produced HLPCDs. Zentralsterilisation = Central Services, 24(6), pp. 380-387.

2015

Deshpande, A., Smith, G.W.G. and Smith, A.J. (2015) Biofouling of surgical power tools during routine use. Journal of Hospital Infection, 90(3), pp. 179-185. (doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2015.03.006) (PMID:25922337)

Robertson, P. et al. (2015) Risk-assessment-based approach to patients exposed to endoscopes contaminated with Pseudomonas spp. Journal of Hospital Infection, 90(1), pp. 66-69. (doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2014.12.012) (PMID:25676110)

Hanratty, J., Changez, H., Smith, A. and Wales, C. (2015) Panton-valentine leukocidin positive staphylococcal aureus infections of the head and neck: case series and brief review of literature. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 73(4), pp. 666-670. (doi: 10.1016/j.joms.2014.10.004) (PMID:25544295)

Robertson, D. P. , Keys, W., Rautemaa-Richardson, R. and Smith, A. J. (2015) Management of severe acute dental infections. BMJ, 350, h1300. (doi: 10.1136/bmj.h1300) (PMID:25804417)

McCormack, M.G., Smith, A.J. , Akram, A.N., Jackson, M., Robertson, D. and Edwards, G. (2015) Staphylococcus aureus and the oral cavity: An overlooked source of carriage and infection? American Journal of Infection Control, 43(1), pp. 35-37. (doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2014.09.015) (PMID:25564121)

2014

Khalsa, K., Smith, A. , Morrison, P., Shaw, D., Peat, M., Howard, P., Hamilton, K. and Stewart, A. (2014) Contamination of a purified water system by Aspergillus fumigatus in a new endoscopy reprocessing unit. American Journal of Infection Control, 42(12), pp. 1337-1339. (doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2014.08.008)

Marek, A. et al. (2014) Endoscopy supply water and final rinse testing: five years of experience. Journal of Hospital Infection, 88(4), pp. 207-212. (doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2014.09.004)

McDonagh, G. and Smith, A. J. (2014) Absence of practical skills addressed. Health Estate Journal, 68(8), pp. 23-28. (PMID:25282982)

Smith, G. and Smith, A. (2014) Microbial contamination of used dental handpieces. American Journal of Infection Control, 42(9), pp. 1019-1021. (doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2014.06.008)

Lamb, K. E. et al. (2014) Trends in serotypes and sequence types among cases of invasive pneumococcal disease in Scotland, 1999–2010. Vaccine, 32(34), pp. 4356-4363. (doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2013.05.079)

Smith, A. , Smith, G., Lappin, D.F., Baxter, H.C., Jones, A. and Baxter, R.L. (2014) Dental handpiece contamination: a proteomics and surface analysis approach. Biofouling, 30(1), pp. 29-39. (doi: 10.1080/08927014.2013.839782)

2013

Smith, A. , Johnston, C., Inverarity, D., Slack, M., Diggle, M. and Mitchell, T. (2013) Investigating the role of pneumococcal neuraminidase A activity in isolates from pneumococcal haemolytic uraemic syndrome. Journal of Medical Microbiology, 62(11), pp. 1735-1742. (doi: 10.1099/jmm.0.063479-0)

Smith, A.J. (2013) Decontamination technology assessments – who assesses the assessments? British Dental Journal, 215(2), pp. 65-67. (doi: 10.1038/sj.bdj.2013.681)

2012

Smith, G.W.G., McNeil, J., Ramage, G. and Smith, A.J. (2012) In vitro evaluation of cleaning efficacy of detergents recommended for use on dental instruments. American Journal of Infection Control, 40(9), e255-e259. (doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2012.05.009)

Teles, C., Smith, A. and Lang, S. (2012) Antibiotic modulation of the plasminogen binding ability of viridans group streptococci. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 56(1), pp. 458-463. (doi: 10.1128/AAC.00452-11)

de Pedro Cuesta, J. et al. (2012) Sensitivity to biases of case-control studies on medical procedures, particularly surgery and blood transfusion, and risk of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. Neuroepidemiology, 39(1), pp. 1-18. (doi: 10.1159/000339318)

Kirby, E. et al. (2012) Bioassay studies support the potential for iatrogenic transmission of variant Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease through dental procedures. PLoS ONE, 7(11), e49850. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0049850) (PMID:23226225) (PMCID:PMC3511499)

Molesworth, A.M., Smith, A.J. , Everington, D., Ord, F., Watt, P., Will, R.G. and Ward, H.J.T. (2012) Risk factors for variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in dental practice: a case-control study. British Dental Journal, 213(11), E19. (doi: 10.1038/sj.bdj.2012.1089)

2011

Vassey, M. et al. (2011) A quantitative assessment of residual protein levels on dental instruments reprocessed by manual, ultrasonic and automated cleaning methods. British Dental Journal, 210(9), E14. (doi: 10.1038/sj.bdj.2011.144)

Mabbott, F.A., Mullen, A.B., Smith, A. , Smith, G.L. and Boyter, A.C. (2011) Qualitative analysis of microbial contamination of inhalers. Journal of Hospital Infection, 77(3), pp. 277-278. (doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2010.11.005)

Smith, G.W.G., Goldie, F., Long, S., Lappin, D.F., Ramage, G. and Smith, A.J. (2011) Quantitative analysis of residual protein contamination of podiatry instruments reprocessed through local and central decontamination units. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, 4(2), (doi: 10.1186/1757-1146-4-2)

Teles, C., Smith, A. , Ramage, G. and Lang, S. (2011) Identification of clinically relevant viridans group streptococci by phenotypic and genotypic analysis. European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, 30(2), pp. 243-250. (doi: 10.1007/s10096-010-1076-y)

Teles, C., Smith, A. , Ramage, G. and Lang, S. (2011) The role of streptococcal plasmin(ogen) binding in infective endocarditis. European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, 30(1), pp. 127-129. (doi: 10.1007/s10096-010-1053-5)

2010

Cooper, P.R., Takahashi, Y., Graham, L.W., Simon, S., Imazato, S. and Smith, A.J. (2010) Inflammation–regeneration interplay in the dentine–pulp complex. Journal of Dentistry, 38(9), pp. 687-697. (doi: 10.1016/j.jdent.2010.05.016)

Johnston, C., Hinds, J., Smith, A. , van der Linden, M., Van Eldere, J. and Mitchell, T.J. (2010) Detection of large numbers of pneumococcal virulence genes in Streptococci of the Mitis group. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 48(8), pp. 2762-2769. (doi: 10.1128/JCM.01746-09)

Jefferies, J.M., Smith, A.J., Edwards, G.F.S., McMenamin, J., Mitchell, T.J. and Clarke, S.C. (2010) Temporal analysis of invasive pneumococcal clones from Scotland illustrates fluctuations in diversity of serotype and genotype in the absence of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 48(1), pp. 87-96. (doi: 10.1128/JCM.01485-09)

Cooke, B. et al. (2010) Antibiotic resistance in invasive Streptococcus pneumoniae isolates identified in Scotland between 1999 and 2007. Journal of Medical Microbiology, 59(10), p. 1212. (doi: 10.1099/jmm.0.022954-0)

Jefferies, J. M. C., Tocheva, A. S., Rubery, H., Bennett, J., Garland, J., Christodoulides, M., Faust, S. N., Smith, A. , Mitchell, T.J. and Clarke, S. C. (2010) Identification of novel pneumolysin alleles from paediatric carriage isolates of Streptococcus pneumoniae. Journal of Medical Microbiology, 59(7), pp. 808-814. (doi: 10.1099/jmm.0.018663-0)

Smith, A. , Lockhart, D.E.A., Tyers, A. and Poxton, I.R. (2010) A survey of the identification and susceptibility testing of anaerobes in diagnostic microbiology laboratories in Scotland, UK. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 65(4), p. 805. (doi: 10.1093/jac/dkq010)

Smith, A.J. , Lockhart, D.E.A., McDonald, E., Creanor, S., Hurrell, D. and Bagg, J. (2010) Design of dental surgeries in relation to instrument decontamination. Journal of Hospital Infection, 76(4), pp. 340-344. (doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2010.06.002)

2009

Smith, A. .J. , Creanor, S. and Hurrell, D. J. (2009) Survey of instrument decontamination in dental surgeries located in Scottish prisons. American Journal of Infection Control, 37(8), pp. 689-690. (doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2009.04.282)

Smith, A., Creanor, S., Hurrell, D., Bagg, J. and McCowan, M. (2009) Management of infection control in dental practice. Journal of Hospital Infection, 71(4), pp. 353-358. (doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2008.11.026)

Edwards, G.F., Johnstone, L., Paterson, G., McIntyre, J., McHugh, S., Smith, A. and Smith, A.J. (2009) Hand hygiene undertaken by students and staff in a dental teaching hospital. Journal of Hospital Infection, 71(2), pp. 188-189.

Lockhart, D., Chapman, K., Hurrell, D., Smith, A. and Smith, A. (2009) Evaluation of a course on the operation and management of a local decontamination unit for undergraduate dental students. British Dental Journal, 207(6), pp. 285-289.

Lockhart, D., Smith, A. and Smith, A. (2009) An evaluation of a pilot study of a web-based educational initiative for educating and training undergraduate dental students in infection prevention. British Dental Journal, 207(5), pp. 223-226.

Pye, A., Lockhart, D., Dawson, M., Murray, C., Smith, A. and Smith, A. (2009) A review of dental implants and infection. Journal of Hospital Infection, 72(2), pp. 104-110.

Robertson, D. and Smith, A.J. (2009) The microbiology of the acute dental abscess. Journal of Medical Microbiology, 58(2), pp. 155-162. (doi: 10.1099/jmm.0.003517-0)

Smith, A., Smith, A., Creanor, S. and Hurrell, D. (2009) Survey of instrument decontamination in dental surgeries located in Scottish prisons. American Journal of Infection Control, 37(8), pp. 689-690.

Smith, G. W. G., Smith, A. J. , Creanor, S., Hurrell, D., Bagg, J. and Lappin, D. F. (2009) Survey of the decontamination and maintenance of dental handpieces in general dental practice. British Dental Journal, 207(4), E7. (doi: 10.1038/sj.bdj.2009.761)

Smith, G., Smith, A. , Creanor, S., Hurrell, D., Bagg, J. and Lappin, D. (2009) Summary of: Survey of the decontamination and maintenance of dental handpieces in general dental practice. British Dental Journal, 207(4), pp. 160-161. (doi: 10.1038/sj.bdj.2009.742)

2008

Lockhart, D., Smith, A. and Smith, A. (2008) At the sharp end of general dental practice. British Dental Journal, pp. 40-43.

Roebuck, E., Strang, R., Green, I., Smith, A., Smith, A. and Walker, J. (2008) The availability and content of dental instrument manufacturers' decontamination information. British Dental Journal, 204(8),

2007

Bagg, J., Henry, M., Hurrell, D., Mathewson, H., McHugh, S. and Smith, A. (2007) A method for surveying instrument decontamination procedures in general dental practice. British Dental Journal, 202, (doi: 10.1038/bdj.2007.125)

Bagg, J., Hurrell, D., Irvine, G., McHugh, S. and Smith, A. (2007) Pre-sterilisation cleaning of re-usable instruments in general dental practice. British Dental Journal, 202, (doi: 10.1038/bdj.2007.124)

Bagg, J., Hurrell, D., McHugh, S. and Smith, A. (2007) Sterilisation of re-usable instruments in general dental practice. British Dental Journal, 203, (doi: 10.1038/bdj.2007.912)

Jefferies, J., Nieminen, L., Kirkham, L., Johnston, C., Smith, A. and Mitchell, T. (2007) Identification of a secreted cholesterol-dependent cytolysin (Mitilysin) from Streptococcus mitis. Journal of Bacteriology, 189, pp. 627-632. (doi: 10.1128/JB.01092-06)

Jefferies, J. et al. (2007) Presence of nonhemolytic pneumolysin in serotypes of Streptococcus pneumoniae associated with disease outbreaks. Journal of Infectious Diseases, 196, pp. 936-944. (doi: 10.1086/520091)

2006

Bryan, R., Hosey, M., Muir, M., Smith, A. and Wright, G. (2006) Dental follicle infection following a dog bite. International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry, 16, pp. 147-150.

Clarke, S., Edwards, G., Jefferies, J., McMenamin, J., Mitchell, T. and Smith, A. (2006) Pneumococci causing invasive disease in children prior to the introduction of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in Scotland. Journal of Medical Microbiology, 55, pp. 1079-1084. (doi: 10.1099/jmm.0.46550-0)

Smith, A.J., Jefferies, J., Clarke, S.C., Dowson, C., Edwards, G.F.S. and Mitchel, T.J. (2006) Distribution of epidemic anti biotic-resistant pneumococcal clones in Scottish pneumococcal isolates analysed by multilocus sequence typing. Microbiology: SGM, 152, pp. 361-365. (doi: 10.1099/mic.0.28419-0)

2005

Fry, N. K., Duncan, J., Malnick, H., Warner, M., Smith, A. , Jackson, M. S. and Ayoub, A. (2005) Bordetella petrii clinical isolate. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 11(7), pp. 1131-1133. (doi: 10.3201/eid1107.050046) (PMID:16022798) (PMCID:PMC3371814)

Letters, S., Smith, A., McHugh, E. and Bagg, J. (2005) A study of visual and blood contamination on reprocessed endodontic files from general dental practice. British Dental Journal, 199, pp. 522-525. (doi: 10.1038/sj.bdj.4812811)

Smith, A., Patterson, C., Yarnell, J., Rumley, A., Ben Shlomo, Y. and Lowe, G. (2005) Which hemostatic markers add to the predictive value of conventional risk factors for coronary heart disease and ischemic stroke? The Caerphilly Study. Circulation, 112, pp. 3080-3087. (doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.105.557132)

Smith, A., Hall, V., Thakker, B. and Gemmell, C. (2005) Antimicrobial susceptibility testing of Actinomyces species with 12 antimicrobial agents. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 56, pp. 407-409. (doi: 10.1093/jac/dki206)

Smith, A., Letters, S., Lange, A., Perrett, D., McHugh, E. and Bagg, J. (2005) Residual protein levels on reprocessed dental instruments. Journal of Hospital Infection, 61, pp. 237-241. (doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2005.01.021)

2004

Jefferies, J., Smith, A., Clarke, S., Dowson, C. and Mitchell, T. (2004) Genetic analysis of diverse disease-causing pneumococci indicates high levels of diversity within serotypes and capsule switching. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 42, pp. 5681-5688. (doi: 10.1128/JCM.42.12.5681-5688.2004)

2003

Al, D., Morrison, D., Robertson, D., Smith, A. and Tang, M. (2003) Efficacy of oral hygiene products against MRSA and MSSA isolates. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 52(4), pp. 738-739.

Goodall, C., Leitch, J. and Smith, A. (2003) Antibiotic use among children attending for outpatient general anesthesia for dental extractions. Journal of Dental Research, 82, B107-B107.

Smith, A.J. , Morrison, D., Roberston, D., Tang, M.K. and Al-Doori, Z. (2003) Efficacy of oral hygine products against MRSA and MSSA isolates. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 52(4), 738 -739. (doi: 10.1093/jac/dkg394)

2001

Smith, A.J. , Cameron, S.O., Bagg, J. and Kennedy, D. (2001) Management of needlestick injuries in general dental practice. British Dental Journal, 190(12), pp. 645-650. (doi: 10.1038/sj.bdj.4801064)

1998

Smith, A.J., Alexander, M., Mackenzie, D., Lennon, A., Riggio, M.P. and MacFarlane, T.W. (1998) Microbial factors and gingival crevicular fluid aspartate aminotransferase levels: a cross-sectional study. Journal of Clinical Periodontology, 25(4), pp. 334-339. (doi: 10.1111/j.1600-051X.1998.tb02450.x)

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Rodrigues, C. M.C., Jolley, K. A., Smith, A. , Cameron, J. C., Feavers, I. M. and Maiden, M. C.J. (2020) Meningococcal Deduced Vaccine Antigen Reactivity (MenDeVAR) Index: a rapid and accessible tool that exploits genomic data in public health and clinical microbiology applications. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, (doi: 10.1128/JCM.02161-20) (PMID:33055180) (Early Online Publication)

MacLennan, J. M. et al. (2020) Meningococcal carriage in periods of high and low invasive meningococcal disease incidence in the United Kingdom – a cross-sectional, observational survey. Lancet Infectious Diseases, (Accepted for Publication)

Persoon, I. F., Stankiewicz, N., Smith, A. , de Soet, H. (J.J.) and Volgenant, C. M.C. (2020) A review of respiratory protection measures recommended in Europe for dental procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Hospital Infection, 106(2), pp. 330-331. (doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2020.07.027)

Collin, S. M. et al. (2020) Uncovering infant group B streptococcal (GBS) disease clusters in the UK and Ireland through genomic analysis: a population-based epidemiological study. Clinical Infectious Diseases, (doi: 10.1093/cid/ciaa1087) (Early Online Publication)

Smith, A.J. , Palmer, N.O.A., Seaton, R.A. and Ternhag, A. (2020) Letter to the Editor: “Risk of adverse reactions to oral antibiotics prescribed by dentists". Journal of Dental Research, 99(7), p. 863. (doi: 10.1177/0022034520917143) (PMID:32282275)

Smith, A. , Al-Mahdi, R., Malcolm, W., Palmer, N., Dahlen, G. and Al-Haroni, M. (2020) Comparison of antimicrobial prescribing for dental and oral infections in England and Scotland with Norway and Sweden and their relative contribution to national consumption 2010–2016. BMC Oral Health, 20, 172. (doi: 10.1186/s12903-020-01163-x) (PMID:32546149) (PMCID:PMC7298788)

Musser, J. M. et al. (2020) Reduced in vitro susceptibility of Streptococcus pyogenes to beta-lactam antibiotics associated with mutations in the pbp2x gene is geographically widespread. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 58(4), e01993-19. (doi: 10.1128/JCM.01993-19) (PMID:31996443)

Bratcher, H. B. et al. (2019) UKMenCar4: a cross-sectional survey of asymptomatic meningococcal carriage amongst UK adolescents at a period of low invasive meningococcal disease incidence. Wellcome Open Research, 4, 118. (doi: 10.12688/wellcomeopenres.15362.2) (PMID:31544158) (PMCID:PMC6749934)

Hanquet, G. et al. (2019) Effect of childhood pneumococcal conjugate vaccination on invasive disease in older adults of 10 European countries: implications for adult vaccination. Thorax, 74(5), pp. 473-482. (doi: 10.1136/thoraxjnl-2018-211767) (PMID:30355641) (PMCID:PMC6484683)

O'Sullivan, C. P. et al. (2019) Group B streptococcal disease in UK and Irish infants younger than 90 days, 2014–15: a prospective surveillance study. Lancet Infectious Diseases, 19(1), pp. 83-90. (doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(18)30555-3) (PMID:30497953)

Smith, A. , Winter, S., Lappin, D., Sherriff, A. , McIvor, I., Philp, P., Suttner, N., Holmes, S. and Stewart, A. (2018) Reducing the risk of iatrogenic Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease by improving the cleaning of neurosurgical instruments. Journal of Hospital Infection, 100(3), e70-e76. (doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2018.03.001) (PMID:29530742)

Winter, S., McDonagh, G., Lappin, D. and Smith, A.J. (2018) Assessing the efficacy and cost of detergents used in a primary care automated washer disinfector. British Dental Journal, 225, pp. 315-319. (doi: 10.1038/sj.bdj.2018.643) (PMID:30141495)

Brooks, D., Polubothu, P., Young, D., Booth, M.G. and Smith, A. (2018) Sepsis caused by bloodstream infection in patients in the intensive care unit: the impact of inactive empiric antimicrobial therapy on outcome. Journal of Hospital Infection, 98(4), pp. 369-374. (doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2017.09.031) (PMID:28993134)

Rodrigues, C. M.C., Lucidarme, J., Borrow, R., Smith, A. , Cameron, J. C., Moxon, E. R. and Maiden, M. C.J. (2018) Genomic surveillance of 4CMenB vaccine antigenic variants among disease-causing Neisseria meningitidis isolates, United Kingdom, 2010–2016. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 24(4), pp. 673-682. (doi: 10.3201/eid2404.171480) (PMID:29553330) (PMCID:PMC5875271)

Smith, A. (2018) Metronidazole resistance: a hidden epidemic? British Dental Journal, 224(6), pp. 403-404. (doi: 10.1038/sj.bdj.2018.221) (PMID:29545544)

Beres, S. B., Olsen, R. J., Saavedra, M. O., Ure, R., Reynolds, A., Lindsay, D. S.J., Smith, A. J. and Musser, J. M. (2017) Genome sequence analysis of emm89 Streptococcus pyogenes strains causing infections in Scotland, 2010–2016. Journal of Medical Microbiology, 66(12), pp. 1765-1773. (doi: 10.1099/jmm.0.000622) (PMID:29099690)

Winter, S., Smith, A. , Lappin, D., McDonagh, G. and Kirk, B. (2017) Failure of non-vacuum steam sterilization processes for dental handpieces. Journal of Hospital Infection, 97(4), pp. 343-347. (doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2017.09.004)

Winter, S., Smith, A. , Lappin, D., McDonagh, G. and Kirk, B. (2017) Investigating steam penetration using thermometric methods in dental handpieces with narrow internal lumens during sterilizing processes with non-vacuum or vacuum processes. Journal of Hospital Infection, 97(4), pp. 338-342. (doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2017.07.033) (PMID:28778810)

Winter, S., Smith, A. , Kirk, B. and Lappin, D. (2017) The influence of lubricating oil on the efficacy of steam sterilization processes used to decontaminate dental handpieces = Die Auswirkung von Pflegeöl auf die Wirksamkeit der Dampfsterilisation zur Dekontamination zahnärztlicher Handstücke. Hygiene and Medizin, 42(12), D149-D154.

Slotved, H.-C. et al. (2017) External quality assurance for laboratory identification and capsular typing of Streptococcus pneumoniae. Scientific Reports, 7, 13280. (doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-13605-8) (PMID:29038446) (PMCID:PMC5643306)

Savulescu, C. et al. (2017) Effect of high-valency pneumococcal conjugate vaccines on invasive pneumococcal disease in children in SpIDnet countries: an observational multicentre study. Lancet Respiratory Medicine, 5(8), pp. 648-656. (doi: 10.1016/S2213-2600(17)30110-8) (PMID:28359798)

Robertson, P., Smith, A. , Anderson, M., Stewart, J., Hamilton, K., McNamee, S. and Curran, E. T. (2017) Transmission of Salmonella enteritidis after endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography because of inadequate endoscope decontamination. American Journal of Infection Control, 45(4), pp. 440-442. (doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2016.11.024) (PMID:28063730)

Winter, S., Smith, A. , Kirk, B. and Lappin, D. (2017) The influence of lubricating oil on the efficacy of steam sterilization processes used to decontaminate dental handpieces. Zentralsterilisation = Central Services, 25(1), pp. 31-35.

Lucidarme, J. et al. (2016) An international invasive meningococcal disease outbreak due to a novel and rapidly expanding serogroup W strain, Scotland and Sweden, July to August 2015. Eurosurveillance, 21(45), 30395. (doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2016.21.45.30395)

Smith-Palmer, A. et al. (2016) Outbreak of Neisseria meningitidis capsular group W among scouts returning from the World Scout Jamboree, Japan, 2015. Eurosurveillance, 21(45), 30392. (doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2016.21.45.30392)

Brooks, D., Smith, A. , Young, D., Fulton, R. and Booth, M. G. (2016) Mortality in intensive care: The impact of bacteremia and the utility of systemic inflammatory response syndrome. American Journal of Infection Control, 44(11), pp. 1291-1295. (doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2016.04.214) (PMID:27339793)

Lima, C. M. A., Smith, A. J. , Fonseca Silva, A. S., Flório, F. M. and Zanin, L. (2016) Infection prevention and control in dental surgeries in the Pará state prison system in Brazil. American Journal of Infection Control, 44(11), pp. 1417-1418. (doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2016.04.213) (PMID:27320900)

Lindsay, D. S.J., Brown, A. W., Scott, K. J., Denham, B., Thom, L., Rundell, G., Ure, R., Jones, B. and Smith, A. J. (2016) Circulating emm types of Streptococcus pyogenes in Scotland: 2011-2015. Journal of Medical Microbiology, 65(10), pp. 1229-1231. (doi: 10.1099/jmm.0.000335)

Brehony, C., Rodrigues, C. M.C., Borrow, R., Smith, A. , Cunney, R., Moxon, E. R. and Maiden, M. C.J. (2016) Distribution of Bexsero® Antigen Sequence Types (BASTs) in invasive meningococcal disease isolates: Implications for immunisation. Vaccine, 34(39), pp. 4690-4697. (doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2016.08.015) (PMID:27521232) (PMCID:PMC5012890)

Roy, K.M., Ahmed, S., Inkster, T., Smith, A. and Penrice, G. (2016) Managing the risk of viral haemorrhagic fever transmission in a non-high-level intensive care unit: experiences from a case of Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever in Scotland. Journal of Hospital Infection, 93(3), pp. 304-308. (doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2016.02.023) (PMID:27174232)

Kirk, B., Smith, A. and Winter, S. (2016) Performance of Hollow Load Process Challenge Devices (HLPCDs) for the determination of air removal and steam penetration in porous load steam sterilization processes: Part 1 – The evolution of HLPCDs in standards and a review of the current supporting published evidence. Zentralsterilisation = Central Services, 24(5), pp. 308-314.

Kirk, B., Smith, A. and Winter, S. (2016) Performance of Hollow Load Process Challenge Devices (HLPCDs) for the determination of air removal and steam penetration in porous load steam sterilization processes: Part 2 - An evaluation of a number commercially produced HLPCDs. Zentralsterilisation = Central Services, 24(6), pp. 380-387.

Deshpande, A., Smith, G.W.G. and Smith, A.J. (2015) Biofouling of surgical power tools during routine use. Journal of Hospital Infection, 90(3), pp. 179-185. (doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2015.03.006) (PMID:25922337)

Robertson, P. et al. (2015) Risk-assessment-based approach to patients exposed to endoscopes contaminated with Pseudomonas spp. Journal of Hospital Infection, 90(1), pp. 66-69. (doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2014.12.012) (PMID:25676110)

Hanratty, J., Changez, H., Smith, A. and Wales, C. (2015) Panton-valentine leukocidin positive staphylococcal aureus infections of the head and neck: case series and brief review of literature. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 73(4), pp. 666-670. (doi: 10.1016/j.joms.2014.10.004) (PMID:25544295)

Robertson, D. P. , Keys, W., Rautemaa-Richardson, R. and Smith, A. J. (2015) Management of severe acute dental infections. BMJ, 350, h1300. (doi: 10.1136/bmj.h1300) (PMID:25804417)

McCormack, M.G., Smith, A.J. , Akram, A.N., Jackson, M., Robertson, D. and Edwards, G. (2015) Staphylococcus aureus and the oral cavity: An overlooked source of carriage and infection? American Journal of Infection Control, 43(1), pp. 35-37. (doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2014.09.015) (PMID:25564121)

Khalsa, K., Smith, A. , Morrison, P., Shaw, D., Peat, M., Howard, P., Hamilton, K. and Stewart, A. (2014) Contamination of a purified water system by Aspergillus fumigatus in a new endoscopy reprocessing unit. American Journal of Infection Control, 42(12), pp. 1337-1339. (doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2014.08.008)

Marek, A. et al. (2014) Endoscopy supply water and final rinse testing: five years of experience. Journal of Hospital Infection, 88(4), pp. 207-212. (doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2014.09.004)

McDonagh, G. and Smith, A. J. (2014) Absence of practical skills addressed. Health Estate Journal, 68(8), pp. 23-28. (PMID:25282982)

Smith, G. and Smith, A. (2014) Microbial contamination of used dental handpieces. American Journal of Infection Control, 42(9), pp. 1019-1021. (doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2014.06.008)

Lamb, K. E. et al. (2014) Trends in serotypes and sequence types among cases of invasive pneumococcal disease in Scotland, 1999–2010. Vaccine, 32(34), pp. 4356-4363. (doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2013.05.079)

Smith, A. , Smith, G., Lappin, D.F., Baxter, H.C., Jones, A. and Baxter, R.L. (2014) Dental handpiece contamination: a proteomics and surface analysis approach. Biofouling, 30(1), pp. 29-39. (doi: 10.1080/08927014.2013.839782)

Smith, A. , Johnston, C., Inverarity, D., Slack, M., Diggle, M. and Mitchell, T. (2013) Investigating the role of pneumococcal neuraminidase A activity in isolates from pneumococcal haemolytic uraemic syndrome. Journal of Medical Microbiology, 62(11), pp. 1735-1742. (doi: 10.1099/jmm.0.063479-0)

Smith, A.J. (2013) Decontamination technology assessments – who assesses the assessments? British Dental Journal, 215(2), pp. 65-67. (doi: 10.1038/sj.bdj.2013.681)

Smith, G.W.G., McNeil, J., Ramage, G. and Smith, A.J. (2012) In vitro evaluation of cleaning efficacy of detergents recommended for use on dental instruments. American Journal of Infection Control, 40(9), e255-e259. (doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2012.05.009)

Teles, C., Smith, A. and Lang, S. (2012) Antibiotic modulation of the plasminogen binding ability of viridans group streptococci. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 56(1), pp. 458-463. (doi: 10.1128/AAC.00452-11)

de Pedro Cuesta, J. et al. (2012) Sensitivity to biases of case-control studies on medical procedures, particularly surgery and blood transfusion, and risk of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. Neuroepidemiology, 39(1), pp. 1-18. (doi: 10.1159/000339318)

Kirby, E. et al. (2012) Bioassay studies support the potential for iatrogenic transmission of variant Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease through dental procedures. PLoS ONE, 7(11), e49850. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0049850) (PMID:23226225) (PMCID:PMC3511499)

Molesworth, A.M., Smith, A.J. , Everington, D., Ord, F., Watt, P., Will, R.G. and Ward, H.J.T. (2012) Risk factors for variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in dental practice: a case-control study. British Dental Journal, 213(11), E19. (doi: 10.1038/sj.bdj.2012.1089)

Vassey, M. et al. (2011) A quantitative assessment of residual protein levels on dental instruments reprocessed by manual, ultrasonic and automated cleaning methods. British Dental Journal, 210(9), E14. (doi: 10.1038/sj.bdj.2011.144)

Mabbott, F.A., Mullen, A.B., Smith, A. , Smith, G.L. and Boyter, A.C. (2011) Qualitative analysis of microbial contamination of inhalers. Journal of Hospital Infection, 77(3), pp. 277-278. (doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2010.11.005)

Smith, G.W.G., Goldie, F., Long, S., Lappin, D.F., Ramage, G. and Smith, A.J. (2011) Quantitative analysis of residual protein contamination of podiatry instruments reprocessed through local and central decontamination units. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, 4(2), (doi: 10.1186/1757-1146-4-2)

Teles, C., Smith, A. , Ramage, G. and Lang, S. (2011) Identification of clinically relevant viridans group streptococci by phenotypic and genotypic analysis. European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, 30(2), pp. 243-250. (doi: 10.1007/s10096-010-1076-y)

Teles, C., Smith, A. , Ramage, G. and Lang, S. (2011) The role of streptococcal plasmin(ogen) binding in infective endocarditis. European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, 30(1), pp. 127-129. (doi: 10.1007/s10096-010-1053-5)

Cooper, P.R., Takahashi, Y., Graham, L.W., Simon, S., Imazato, S. and Smith, A.J. (2010) Inflammation–regeneration interplay in the dentine–pulp complex. Journal of Dentistry, 38(9), pp. 687-697. (doi: 10.1016/j.jdent.2010.05.016)

Johnston, C., Hinds, J., Smith, A. , van der Linden, M., Van Eldere, J. and Mitchell, T.J. (2010) Detection of large numbers of pneumococcal virulence genes in Streptococci of the Mitis group. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 48(8), pp. 2762-2769. (doi: 10.1128/JCM.01746-09)

Jefferies, J.M., Smith, A.J., Edwards, G.F.S., McMenamin, J., Mitchell, T.J. and Clarke, S.C. (2010) Temporal analysis of invasive pneumococcal clones from Scotland illustrates fluctuations in diversity of serotype and genotype in the absence of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 48(1), pp. 87-96. (doi: 10.1128/JCM.01485-09)

Cooke, B. et al. (2010) Antibiotic resistance in invasive Streptococcus pneumoniae isolates identified in Scotland between 1999 and 2007. Journal of Medical Microbiology, 59(10), p. 1212. (doi: 10.1099/jmm.0.022954-0)

Jefferies, J. M. C., Tocheva, A. S., Rubery, H., Bennett, J., Garland, J., Christodoulides, M., Faust, S. N., Smith, A. , Mitchell, T.J. and Clarke, S. C. (2010) Identification of novel pneumolysin alleles from paediatric carriage isolates of Streptococcus pneumoniae. Journal of Medical Microbiology, 59(7), pp. 808-814. (doi: 10.1099/jmm.0.018663-0)

Smith, A. , Lockhart, D.E.A., Tyers, A. and Poxton, I.R. (2010) A survey of the identification and susceptibility testing of anaerobes in diagnostic microbiology laboratories in Scotland, UK. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 65(4), p. 805. (doi: 10.1093/jac/dkq010)

Smith, A.J. , Lockhart, D.E.A., McDonald, E., Creanor, S., Hurrell, D. and Bagg, J. (2010) Design of dental surgeries in relation to instrument decontamination. Journal of Hospital Infection, 76(4), pp. 340-344. (doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2010.06.002)

Smith, A. .J. , Creanor, S. and Hurrell, D. J. (2009) Survey of instrument decontamination in dental surgeries located in Scottish prisons. American Journal of Infection Control, 37(8), pp. 689-690. (doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2009.04.282)

Smith, A., Creanor, S., Hurrell, D., Bagg, J. and McCowan, M. (2009) Management of infection control in dental practice. Journal of Hospital Infection, 71(4), pp. 353-358. (doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2008.11.026)

Edwards, G.F., Johnstone, L., Paterson, G., McIntyre, J., McHugh, S., Smith, A. and Smith, A.J. (2009) Hand hygiene undertaken by students and staff in a dental teaching hospital. Journal of Hospital Infection, 71(2), pp. 188-189.

Lockhart, D., Chapman, K., Hurrell, D., Smith, A. and Smith, A. (2009) Evaluation of a course on the operation and management of a local decontamination unit for undergraduate dental students. British Dental Journal, 207(6), pp. 285-289.

Lockhart, D., Smith, A. and Smith, A. (2009) An evaluation of a pilot study of a web-based educational initiative for educating and training undergraduate dental students in infection prevention. British Dental Journal, 207(5), pp. 223-226.

Pye, A., Lockhart, D., Dawson, M., Murray, C., Smith, A. and Smith, A. (2009) A review of dental implants and infection. Journal of Hospital Infection, 72(2), pp. 104-110.

Robertson, D. and Smith, A.J. (2009) The microbiology of the acute dental abscess. Journal of Medical Microbiology, 58(2), pp. 155-162. (doi: 10.1099/jmm.0.003517-0)

Smith, A., Smith, A., Creanor, S. and Hurrell, D. (2009) Survey of instrument decontamination in dental surgeries located in Scottish prisons. American Journal of Infection Control, 37(8), pp. 689-690.

Smith, G. W. G., Smith, A. J. , Creanor, S., Hurrell, D., Bagg, J. and Lappin, D. F. (2009) Survey of the decontamination and maintenance of dental handpieces in general dental practice. British Dental Journal, 207(4), E7. (doi: 10.1038/sj.bdj.2009.761)

Smith, G., Smith, A. , Creanor, S., Hurrell, D., Bagg, J. and Lappin, D. (2009) Summary of: Survey of the decontamination and maintenance of dental handpieces in general dental practice. British Dental Journal, 207(4), pp. 160-161. (doi: 10.1038/sj.bdj.2009.742)

Lockhart, D., Smith, A. and Smith, A. (2008) At the sharp end of general dental practice. British Dental Journal, pp. 40-43.

Roebuck, E., Strang, R., Green, I., Smith, A., Smith, A. and Walker, J. (2008) The availability and content of dental instrument manufacturers' decontamination information. British Dental Journal, 204(8),

Bagg, J., Henry, M., Hurrell, D., Mathewson, H., McHugh, S. and Smith, A. (2007) A method for surveying instrument decontamination procedures in general dental practice. British Dental Journal, 202, (doi: 10.1038/bdj.2007.125)

Bagg, J., Hurrell, D., Irvine, G., McHugh, S. and Smith, A. (2007) Pre-sterilisation cleaning of re-usable instruments in general dental practice. British Dental Journal, 202, (doi: 10.1038/bdj.2007.124)

Bagg, J., Hurrell, D., McHugh, S. and Smith, A. (2007) Sterilisation of re-usable instruments in general dental practice. British Dental Journal, 203, (doi: 10.1038/bdj.2007.912)

Jefferies, J., Nieminen, L., Kirkham, L., Johnston, C., Smith, A. and Mitchell, T. (2007) Identification of a secreted cholesterol-dependent cytolysin (Mitilysin) from Streptococcus mitis. Journal of Bacteriology, 189, pp. 627-632. (doi: 10.1128/JB.01092-06)

Jefferies, J. et al. (2007) Presence of nonhemolytic pneumolysin in serotypes of Streptococcus pneumoniae associated with disease outbreaks. Journal of Infectious Diseases, 196, pp. 936-944. (doi: 10.1086/520091)

Bryan, R., Hosey, M., Muir, M., Smith, A. and Wright, G. (2006) Dental follicle infection following a dog bite. International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry, 16, pp. 147-150.

Clarke, S., Edwards, G., Jefferies, J., McMenamin, J., Mitchell, T. and Smith, A. (2006) Pneumococci causing invasive disease in children prior to the introduction of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in Scotland. Journal of Medical Microbiology, 55, pp. 1079-1084. (doi: 10.1099/jmm.0.46550-0)

Smith, A.J., Jefferies, J., Clarke, S.C., Dowson, C., Edwards, G.F.S. and Mitchel, T.J. (2006) Distribution of epidemic anti biotic-resistant pneumococcal clones in Scottish pneumococcal isolates analysed by multilocus sequence typing. Microbiology: SGM, 152, pp. 361-365. (doi: 10.1099/mic.0.28419-0)

Fry, N. K., Duncan, J., Malnick, H., Warner, M., Smith, A. , Jackson, M. S. and Ayoub, A. (2005) Bordetella petrii clinical isolate. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 11(7), pp. 1131-1133. (doi: 10.3201/eid1107.050046) (PMID:16022798) (PMCID:PMC3371814)

Letters, S., Smith, A., McHugh, E. and Bagg, J. (2005) A study of visual and blood contamination on reprocessed endodontic files from general dental practice. British Dental Journal, 199, pp. 522-525. (doi: 10.1038/sj.bdj.4812811)

Smith, A., Patterson, C., Yarnell, J., Rumley, A., Ben Shlomo, Y. and Lowe, G. (2005) Which hemostatic markers add to the predictive value of conventional risk factors for coronary heart disease and ischemic stroke? The Caerphilly Study. Circulation, 112, pp. 3080-3087. (doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.105.557132)

Smith, A., Hall, V., Thakker, B. and Gemmell, C. (2005) Antimicrobial susceptibility testing of Actinomyces species with 12 antimicrobial agents. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 56, pp. 407-409. (doi: 10.1093/jac/dki206)

Smith, A., Letters, S., Lange, A., Perrett, D., McHugh, E. and Bagg, J. (2005) Residual protein levels on reprocessed dental instruments. Journal of Hospital Infection, 61, pp. 237-241. (doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2005.01.021)

Jefferies, J., Smith, A., Clarke, S., Dowson, C. and Mitchell, T. (2004) Genetic analysis of diverse disease-causing pneumococci indicates high levels of diversity within serotypes and capsule switching. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 42, pp. 5681-5688. (doi: 10.1128/JCM.42.12.5681-5688.2004)

Al, D., Morrison, D., Robertson, D., Smith, A. and Tang, M. (2003) Efficacy of oral hygiene products against MRSA and MSSA isolates. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 52(4), pp. 738-739.

Goodall, C., Leitch, J. and Smith, A. (2003) Antibiotic use among children attending for outpatient general anesthesia for dental extractions. Journal of Dental Research, 82, B107-B107.

Smith, A.J. , Morrison, D., Roberston, D., Tang, M.K. and Al-Doori, Z. (2003) Efficacy of oral hygine products against MRSA and MSSA isolates. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 52(4), 738 -739. (doi: 10.1093/jac/dkg394)

Smith, A.J. , Cameron, S.O., Bagg, J. and Kennedy, D. (2001) Management of needlestick injuries in general dental practice. British Dental Journal, 190(12), pp. 645-650. (doi: 10.1038/sj.bdj.4801064)

Smith, A.J., Alexander, M., Mackenzie, D., Lennon, A., Riggio, M.P. and MacFarlane, T.W. (1998) Microbial factors and gingival crevicular fluid aspartate aminotransferase levels: a cross-sectional study. Journal of Clinical Periodontology, 25(4), pp. 334-339. (doi: 10.1111/j.1600-051X.1998.tb02450.x)

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Grants

Grants and Awards listed are those received whilst working with the University of Glasgow.

  • Genomic investigation into Legionnaires' disease in Scotland
    Chief Scientist Office
    2016 - 2017
     
  • Ozone destruction of biofilms for high level decontamination in healthcare
    Innovate UK
    2015 - 2016
     
  • Reducing the risk of vCJD by improving the cleanability of neurosurgical instruments
    Scottish Government
    2014 - 2015
     
  • Investigating Dental Treatment as a Possible Risk Factor for CJD
    Department of Health
    2008 - 2010
     
  • Assessing the feasibility of accessing dental case records for detailed past dental histories in CJD cases and controls
    Department of Health
    2005 - 2006
     
  • Examination of the potential for transmission of variant CJD through dentistry
    Health Protection Agency
    2004 - 2010
     

Supervision

PhD students

1. Title: “Population genomic identification of bacterial traits linked to the outcome of Legionnaires’ disease”. Co-supervisor with Prof Ross Fitzgerald & Dr Brian Wee (University of Edinburgh, Primary Supervisor). MRC funded Doctoral Training Programme (DTP) in Precision Medicine. Student: Jamie Gorzynski @ed.ac.uk (commenced September 2018).

2. Title: “Molecular Epidemiology of virulence genes in Streptococcal species causing skin and soft tissue infection in man and animals”. Glasgow University PhD training programme. Co-supervisors Dr Kataina Oracova and Dr Willie Weir, Veterinary School, University of Glasgow. Student: Davide Pagnossin (commenced November 2019).

Masters students

The team regularly supervises Masters level projects for example,

a.  “PCR for the fHbp gene in meningococcal culture negative specimens to determine coverage by the Bexsero fHbp vaccine antigen”. Student: Patrycja Szalczyk. Lab supervisor: Roisin Ure.

b. “Assessing the feasibility of replacing phenotypic AST with WGS informatics at the Scottish Meningococcal reference laboratory”. Student: Dr Michael Murphy. Co-supervisors: Rosin Ure & Odile Harrison (University of Oxford)

Teaching

We have one of the best courses Internationally for teaching undergraduates decontamination sciences and infection prevention and control (IP&C) with a unique and dedicated teaching laboratory suite. Professor Smith is the only Clinical Microbiologist to have passed the UK Advanced Course in Sterilization Technology (ACIST). The teaching is based on our previous research programmes on medical device decontamination which has been widely published and quoted, for example, work by a prior departmental PhD student Dr Sandra Winter has demonstrated that a frequently used steam sterilizer in general dental practice fails to sterilise dental handpieces (Winter S, et al Failure of non-vacuum steam sterilization processes for dental handpieces. Journal of Hospital Infection 2017: 97(4): 343-347). We use this evidence based approach to underpin our teaching curriculum which is led and delivered by;

Lynne Cotter (Infection Prevention and Control)

And

Stuart Smith (Decontamination Sciences)