Heimer, S. R., Morrison, D. & Gilmore, M. S. (2014). The Enterococci. In Tang, Y., Sussman, M., Liu, D. & Poxton, I. (Eds.). Molecular Medical Microbiology 2nd rev ed'n, 717-730. Academic Press. ISBN 978-0123971692
Hubbard, G., Brown, A., Campbell, A., Campbell, N., Diament, B., Fielding, S., …Morrison, D. S. (2014). Do health behaviours change after colonoscopy? A prospective cohort study on diet, alcohol, physical activity and smoking among patients and their partners. BMJ Open. 4(1), e003706. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2013-003706. ISSN 2044-6055
Objectives To describe diet, alcohol, physical activity and tobacco use prospectively, that is, before and 10 months after colonoscopy for patients and their partners.Design P...
Bogut, A., Kozioł-Montewka, M., Baranowicz, I., Józ’wiak, L., Al-Doori, Z., Morrison, D., …Ksia˛z’ek, A. (2007). Community-acquired methicillin-resistant
Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) in Poland:
further evidence for the changing epidemiology
of MRSA. The new microbiologica. 31, 229-234. ISSN 1121-7138
This study reports the isolation of CA-MRSA strain which was found to colonize the nasal mucosa of a patient undergoing haemodialysis treatment. The MRSA was subjected to mole...
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Bogut, A., Kozioł-Montewka, M., Baranowicz, I., Jóźwiak, L., Ksiązek, A., Al-Doori, Z., …Paluch-Oleś, J. (2007). Characterisation of Staphylococcus aureus nasal
and skin carriage among patients undergoing
haemodialysis treatment. The new microbiologica. 30, 149-154. ISSN 1121-7138
The aim of the study was to investigate the rate of Staphylococcus aureus nasal and skin carriage in patients undergoing haemodialysis. The cultured staphylococcal isolates we...
Soliman, R. S., Morrison, D., Husselbee, K. & Phillips, G. (2006). Scalded Skin Syndrome Caused by a Methicillin Sensitive Staphylococcus aureus of a type not commonly associated with exfoliative toxins in Scotland. Scottish Medical Journal. 52, 53-53. doi:10.1258/rsmsmj.52.4.53a. ISSN 0036-9330
A three-year-old boy was admitted to the hospital with a three-day history of chickenpox and a one-day history of fever and enlarging skin lesions on his chest, trunk, and aro...
Shittu, A., Lin, J., Morrison, D. & Kolawole, D. (2005). Identification and molecular characterization of mannitol salt positive, coagulase-negative staphylococci from nasal samples of medical personnel and students. Journal of Medical Microbiology. 55, 317-324. doi:10.1099/jmm.0.46072-0. ISSN 0022-2615
The identification of mannitol salt positive, coagulase-negative staphylococci (CNS) is often disregarded when Staphylococcus aureus is screened in clinical samples using mann...
Stepanović, S., Hauschild, T., Dakić, I., Al-Doori, Z., Svabic-Vlahovic, M., Ranin, L. & Morrison, D. (2005). Evaluation of Phenotypic and Molecular Methods for Detection of Oxacillin Resistance in Members of the Staphylococcus sciuri Group. Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 44, 934-937. doi:10.1128/JCM.44.3.934-937.2006. ISSN 0095-1137
In this paper we report on an experimental evaluation of phenotypic and molecular methods as means for the detection of oxacillin resistance in members of the Staphylococcus s...
Dakić, I., Vukovic, D., Stepanović, S., Hauschild, T., Ježek, P., Petras, P. & Morrison, D. (2004). Survey of Genes Encoding Staphylococcal Enterotoxins, Toxic Shock Syndrome Toxin 1, and Exfoliative Toxins in Members of the Staphylococcus sciuri Group. Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 43, 4875-4876. doi:10.1128/JCM.43.9.4875-4876.2005. ISSN 0095-1137
Genes encoding staphylococcal enterotoxins (sea to see, seg, and seh), toxic shock syndrome toxin 1 (tst), and exfoliative toxins (eta and etb) were not detected in a large pa...
Robinson, D. A., Kearns, A. M., Holmes, A., Morrison, D., Grundmann, H., Edwards, G., …Enright, M. C. (2004). Re-emergence of early pandemic Staphylococcus aureus as a community-acquired meticillin-resistant clone. Lancet. 365, 1256-1258. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(05)74814-5. ISSN 0140-6736
During the 1950s, the notorious penicillin-resistant clone of Staphylococcus aureus known as phage type 80/81 emerged and caused serious hospital-acquired and community-acquir...
Borg, M. A., Zerafa, R., Morrison, D. & Cuschieri, P. (2004). Incidence of glycopeptide hetero-intermediate Staphylococcus aureus strains in Maltese hospitals. Clinical Microbiology and Infection. 11, 405-407. doi:10.1111/j.1469-0691.2005.01110.x. ISSN 1198-743X
The incidence of hetero-intermediate glycopeptide
susceptibility among Staphylococcus aureus
isolates in Malta, a country with a high incidence
of methicillin resistance, was ...
Dakić, I., Morrison, D., Vukovic, D., Savic, B., Shittu, A., Ježek, P., …Stepanović, S. (2004). Isolation and Molecular Characterization of Staphylococcus sciuri in the Hospital Environment. Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 43, 2782-2785. doi:10.1128/JCM.43.6.2782-2785.2005. ISSN 0095-1137
Staphylococcus sciuri is a principally animal-associated bacterial species, but its clinical relevance for humans is increasing. Our study aimed to provide the first insight i...
Brown, D. F. J., Edwards, D. I., Hawkey, P. M., Morrison, D., Ridgway, G. L., Towner, K. J. & Wren, M. W. D. (2004). Guidelines for the laboratory diagnosis and susceptibility testing of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. 56, 1000-1018. doi:10.1093/jac/dki372. ISSN 0305-7453
These evidence-based guidelines have been produced after a literature review of the laboratory diagnosis
and susceptibility testing of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aur...
Stepanovic, S., Dakić, I., Morrison, D., Hauschild, T., Jezek, P., Petras, P., …Devriese, L. A. (2004). Identification and Characterization of Clinical Isolates of Members of the Staphylococcus sciuri Group. Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 43, 956-958. doi:10.1128/JCM.43.2.956-958.2005. ISSN 0095-1137
A total of 28 staphylococcal isolates from human clinical specimens belonging to the Staphylococcus sciuri group were identified and characterized. The API Staph and ID32 STAP...
Stepanović, S., Dakić, I., Martel, A., Vaneechoutte, M., Morrison, D., Shittu, A., …Haesebrouck, F. (2004). A comparative evaluation of phenotypic and molecular methods in the identification of members of the Staphylococcus sciuri group. Systematic and Applied Microbiology. 28, 353-357. doi:10.1016/j.syapm.2005.02.001. ISSN 0723-2020
Members of the Staphylococcus sciuri group (S. sciuri, S. lentus, and S. vitulinus) are coagulase-negative, novobiocin-resistant staphylococci that could be distinguished from...
Roberts, S., O'Shea, K., Morris, D., Robb, A., Morrison, D. & Rankin, S. (2004). A real-time PCR assay to detect the Panton Valentine Leukocidin toxin in staphylococci: screening Staphylococcus schleiferi subspecies coagulans strains from companion animals. Veterinary Microbiology. 107, 139-144. doi:10.1016/j.vetmic.2005.01.002. ISSN 0378-1135
Recent reports suggest that methicillin-resistant strains of Staphylococcus schleiferi subspecies coagulans are now commonly isolated from dogs. Given the association of a pot...
The primary aim of my thesis is to better understand police and citizen communication via social media in Scotland. This research is importan...