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Beware Biofilm! Dry biofilms containing bacterial pathogens on multiple healthcare surfaces; a multicentre study

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Ledwoch, K., Dancer, S., Otter, J., Kerr, K., Roposte, D., Rushton, L., …Maillard, J. (2018)
Beware Biofilm! Dry biofilms containing bacterial pathogens on multiple healthcare surfaces; a multicentre study. Journal of Hospital Infection, doi:10.1016/j.jhin.2018.06.028
Background Wet biofilms associated with medical devices have been widely studied and their link with healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs) is well recognized. Little attent...

Serum exposed to nanoparticle carbon black displays increased potential to induce macrophage migration

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Barlow, P., Donaldson, K., MacCallum, J., Clouter, A., & Stone, V. (2005)
Serum exposed to nanoparticle carbon black displays increased potential to induce macrophage migration. Toxicology Letters, 155(3), 397-401. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.toxlet.2004.11.006
Objective: To assess whether fine and ultrafine particles (nanoparticles) have the capacity to activate factors in serum that would induce macrophage migration. This is a mode...

Listeria monocytogenes relA and hpt Mutants Are Impaired in Surface-Attached Growth and Virulence

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Taylor, C. M., Beresford, M., Epton, H. A. S., Sigee, D. C., Shama, G., Andrew, P. W., & Roberts, I. S. (2002)
Listeria monocytogenes relA and hpt Mutants Are Impaired in Surface-Attached Growth and Virulence. Journal of Bacteriology, 184(3), 621-628. https://doi.org/10.1128/JB.184.3.621-628.2002
We describe here the identification and characterization of two Listeria monocytogenes (Tn917-LTV3) relA and hpt transposon insertion mutants that were impaired in growth afte...

The Effects of Air Pollution Particles on Clearance Mechanisms Within the Lung

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Barlow, P. G. The Effects of Air Pollution Particles on Clearance Mechanisms Within the Lung. (Thesis)
Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/1052591
The effects of inhaled aIr pollution particles on lung clearance mechanisms is an important factor in understanding how the mammalian lung deals with such pollutants and, as s...

How Does a Photocatalytic Antimicrobial Coating Affect Environmental Bioburden in Hospitals?

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Reid, M., Whatley, V., Spooner, E., Nevill, A. M., Cooper, M., Ramsden, J. J., & Dancer, S. J. (2018)
How Does a Photocatalytic Antimicrobial Coating Affect Environmental Bioburden in Hospitals?. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 39(4), 398-404. https://doi.org/10.1017/ice.2017.297
BACKGROUND The healthcare environment is recognized as a source for healthcare-acquired infection. Because cleaning practices are often erratic and always intermittent, we hyp...

Estimating excess length of stay due to healthcare-associated infections: A systematic review and meta-analysis of statistical methodology

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Manoukian, S., Stewart, S., Dancer, S., Graves, N., Mason, H., McFarland, A., …Reilly, J. (2018)
Estimating excess length of stay due to healthcare-associated infections: A systematic review and meta-analysis of statistical methodology. Journal of Hospital Infection, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2018.06.003
Background Healthcare-associated infection (HAI) affects millions of patients worldwide. HAI is associated with increased healthcare costs, owing primarily to increased hospit...

Missing a trick? Response to: ‘Disinfectant wipes are appropriate to control microbial bioburden from surfaces’

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Dancer, S. (2016)
Missing a trick? Response to: ‘Disinfectant wipes are appropriate to control microbial bioburden from surfaces’. Journal of Hospital Infection, 92(2), 208-209. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2015.10.020
Letter to Editor. Refers to - J.-Y. Maillard, S.A. Sattar, C. Bradley Missing a trick? Response to: ‘Disinfectant wipes are appropriate to control microbial bioburden from su...

Mutations in the waaR Gene of Escherichia coli Which Disrupt Lipopolysaccharide Outer Core Biosynthesis Affect Cell Surface Retention of Group 2 Capsular Polysaccharides.

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Taylor, C. M., Goldrick, M., Lord, L., & Roberts, I. S. (2006)
Mutations in the waaR Gene of Escherichia coli Which Disrupt Lipopolysaccharide Outer Core Biosynthesis Affect Cell Surface Retention of Group 2 Capsular Polysaccharides. Journal of Bacteriology, 188(3), 1165-1168. https://doi.org/10.1128/JB.188.3.1165-1168.2006
On the basis of increased resistance to K5 capsule-specific bacteriophage, a waaR transposon mutant defective in the biosynthesis of lipopolysaccharide outer core was isolated...

Herd-level prevalence of selected endemic infectious diseases of dairy cows in Great Britain

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Velasova, M., Damaso, A., Prakashbabu, B. C., Gibbons, J., Wheelhouse, N., Longbottom, D., …Guitian, J. (2017)
Herd-level prevalence of selected endemic infectious diseases of dairy cows in Great Britain. Journal of Dairy Science, 100(11), 9215-9233. https://doi.org/10.3168/jds.2016-11863
To implement appropriate and effective disease control programs at national level, up-to-date and unbiased information on disease frequency is needed. The aim of this study w...

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...