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Tracking Staphylococcus aureus in the intensive care unit using Whole-Genome Sequencing

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Dancer, S. J., Adams, C. E., Smith, J., Pichon, B., Kearns, A., & Morrison, D. (2019)
Tracking Staphylococcus aureus in the intensive care unit using Whole-Genome Sequencing. Journal of Hospital Infection, 103(1), 13–20. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2019.04.016
Background: Staphylococcus aureus remains an important bacterial pathogen worldwide. This study utilized known staphylococcal epidemiology to track S. aureus between different...

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

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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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10096-008-0503-9
Meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a major pathogen responsible for significant numbers of healthcare-associated infections and isolates containing Panton-Va...

Gingivitis and Toothbrushes: potential roles in Viridans Streptococcal Bacteraemia.

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Kennedy, H. F., Morrison, D., Tomlinson, D., Gibson, B. E., Bagg, J., & Gemmell, C. G. (2003)
Gingivitis and Toothbrushes: potential roles in Viridans Streptococcal Bacteraemia. Journal of Infection, 46, 67-70. doi:10.1053/jinf.2002.1084
We report a case of Streptococcus oralis bacteraemia in a paediatric neutropenic patient with acute myeloid leukaemia whose predominant form of oral compromise was severe ging...

Isolation and molecular characterization of multiresistant Staphylococcus sciuri and Staphylococcus haemolyticus associated with skin and soft-tissue infections.

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Shittu, A., Lin, J., Morrison, D., & Kolawole, D. (2004)
Isolation and molecular characterization of multiresistant Staphylococcus sciuri and Staphylococcus haemolyticus associated with skin and soft-tissue infections. Journal of Medical Microbiology, 53, 51-55. https://doi.org/10.1099/jmm.0.05294-0
The isolation, molecular identification and genotyping of multiresistant Staphylococcus sciuri and Staphylococcus haemolyticus from skin and soft-tissue infections are reporte...

Origins of Staphylococcus epidermidis and Streptococcus oralis causing bacteraemia in a bone marrow transplant patient.

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Kennedy, H. F., Morrison, D., Kaufmann, M. E., Jackson, M. S., Bagg, J., Gibson, B. E., …Michie, J. R. (2000)
Origins of Staphylococcus epidermidis and Streptococcus oralis causing bacteraemia in a bone marrow transplant patient. Journal of Medical Microbiology, 49, 367-370
Coagulase-negative staphylococcal bacteraemia in immunocompromised patients is often associated with the use of central venous catheters, while the proposed origin of viridans...

High-level vancomycin-resistant enterococci causing hospital infections

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Uttley, A. H. C., George, R. C., Naidoo, J., Woodford, N., Johnson, A. P., Collins, C. H., …Heptonstall, J. (1989)
High-level vancomycin-resistant enterococci causing hospital infections. Epidemiology and Infection, 103(01), 173-181. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0950268800030478
Nosocomial infection or colonization due to enterococci with high-level resistance to vancomycin (minimal inhibitory concentrations [MICs] between 64 and > 2000 mg/L) has occu...

Oral streptogramins in the management of patients with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections.

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Dancer, S. J., Robb, A., Crawford, A. & Morrison, D. (2002)
Oral streptogramins in the management of patients with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections. Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy. 51, 731-735. doi:10.1093/jac/dkg143. ISSN 1460-2091
Objectives: Chronic methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections in debilitated patients are difficult to treat. We studied the clinical efficacy and safety o...

Bacteriostatic activity of human lactoferrin against Staphylococcus aureusis a function of its iron-binding properties and is not influenced by antibiotic resistance.

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Aguila, A., Herrera, A. G., Morrison, D., Cosgrove, B., Perojo, A., Montesinos, I., …Brock, J. H. (2000)
Bacteriostatic activity of human lactoferrin against Staphylococcus aureusis a function of its iron-binding properties and is not influenced by antibiotic resistance. FEMS Immunology and Medical Microbiology. 31, 145-152. doi:10.1111/j.1574-695X.2001.tb00511.x. ISSN 0928-8244
The in vitro antistaphylococcal activity of lactoferrin and the antibiotic resistance of clinical Staphylococcus aureus isolates obtained from three different sites of infecti...

Bacteraemia with tube-coagulase-negative methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

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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...

Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) in Poland: further evidence for the changing epidemiology of MRSA.

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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...