Heimer, S. R., Morrison, D., & Gilmore, M. S. (2014). The Enterococci. In Y. Tang, M. Sussman, D. Liu, & I. Poxton (Eds.), Molecular Medical Microbiology, 717-730. (2nd revised). Academic Press
Renwick, L., Hardie, A., Girvan, E. K., Smith, M., Leadbetter, G., Claas, E., …Templeton, K. E. (2008). Detection of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Panton-Valentine leukocidin directly from clinical samples and the development of a multiplex assay using real-time polymerase chain reaction. European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, 27(9), (791-796). doi:10.1007/s10096-008-0503-9. ISSN 0934-9723
Meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a major pathogen responsible for significant numbers of healthcare-associated infections and isolates containing Panton-Va...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Olver, W. J., Carmichael, I. C., Ziglam, H. M. & Morrison, D. (2004). Bacteraemia with tube-coagulase-negative methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Journal of Hospital Infection. 60, 87-88. doi:10.1016/j.jhin.2004.10.006. ISSN 0195-6701
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is among the most common hospital-acquired pathogens, and prevalence rates in the UK are amongst the highest in Europe.1 Rou...
Shittu, A., Lin, J., Morrison, D. & Kolawole, D. (2004). The discovery of a multi-resistant Staphylococcus haemolyticus clone in the hospital and community environment in south western Nigeria. Ostomy/wound management. 51, 67-70. ISSN 0889-5899
Among clinically significant isolates of coagulase negative staphylococci, Staphylococcus haemolyticus is ranked second after Staphylococcus epidermidis. It has been associate...
The primary aim of my thesis is to better understand police and citizen communication via social media in Scotland. This research is importan...