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Prevalence of skin problems and leg ulceration in a sample of young injecting drug users

Journal Article
Coull, A. F., Atherton, I., Taylor, A., & Watterson, A. E. (2014)
Prevalence of skin problems and leg ulceration in a sample of young injecting drug users. Harm Reduction Journal, 11(1), 22. https://doi.org/10.1186/1477-7517-11-22
Drug users suffer harm from the injecting process, and clinical services are reporting increasing numbers presenting with skin-related problems such as abscesses and leg ulcer...

What's trending in infection control?

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Mitchell, B. G., Petrie, D., Morton, L., & Dancer, S. J. (2017)
What's trending in infection control?. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 38(9), 1098-1102. https://doi.org/10.1017/ice.2017.130
OBJECTIVE To explore the trends in infection control peer-reviewed journals, mainstream media, and blogs written by infection control professionals DESIGN Narrative and scopin...

Is there an association between airborne and surface microbes in the critical care environment?

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Smith, J., Adams, C., King, M., Noakes, C., Robertson, C., & Dancer, S. (2018)
Is there an association between airborne and surface microbes in the critical care environment?. Journal of Hospital Infection, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2018.04.003
Background There are few data and no accepted standards for air quality in the intensive care unit (ICU). Any relationship between airborne pathogens and hospital-acquired inf...

Dos and don’ts for hospital cleaning

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Dancer, S. J. (2016)
Dos and don’ts for hospital cleaning. Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases, 29(4), 415-423. https://doi.org/10.1097/qco.0000000000000289
Purpose of review: More evidence is emerging on the role of cleaning and decontamination for reducing hospital-acquired infection. Timely and adequate removal of environmental...

What are the threats from antimicrobial resistance for maternity units in low- and middle- income countries?

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Graham, W. J., Afsana, K., Campbell, O. M. R., Graham, W. J., Morrison, E., Dancer, S., …Woodd, S. (2016)
What are the threats from antimicrobial resistance for maternity units in low- and middle- income countries?. Global Health Action, 9(1), 33381. https://doi.org/10.3402/gha.v9.33381
No abstract available.

The effect of oxidative stress on macrophages and lung epithelial cells: The role of phosphodiesterases 1 and 4

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Brown, D. M., HUTCHISON, L., DONALDSON, K., MACKENZIE, S., DICK, C., & STONE, V. (2007)
The effect of oxidative stress on macrophages and lung epithelial cells: The role of phosphodiesterases 1 and 4. Toxicology Letters, 168(1), 1-6. doi:10.1016/j.toxlet.2006.10.016
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) have been implicated in various pulmonary diseases by causing direct injury to lung epithelial cells. Signalling activity of cells through transc...

Variation in hospital cleaning practice and process in Australian hospitals: A structured mapping exercise

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Mitchell, B. G., Farrington, A., Allen, M., Gardner, A., Hall, L., Barnett, A. G., …Graves, N. (2017)
Variation in hospital cleaning practice and process in Australian hospitals: A structured mapping exercise. Infection, Disease & Health, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.idh.2017.08.001
Background The purpose of this paper is to highlight the range of cleaning practices and processes in 11 Australian hospitals and to discuss the challenges this variation pose...

Four Steps to Clean Hospitals: Look; Plan; Clean; and Dry

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Dancer, S. J., & Kramer, A. (2019)
Four Steps to Clean Hospitals: Look; Plan; Clean; and Dry. Journal of Hospital Infection, 103(1), e1-e8. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2018.12.015
Background Now that cleaning and decontamination are recognised as integral to infection control, it is timely to examine the process in more detail. This is because cleaning ...

Herpes simplex virus: ‘to disclose or not to disclose.’ An exploration of the multi-disciplinary team’s role in advising patients about disclosure when diagnosed with genital herpes simplex virus

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Caulfield, P., & Willis, D. (2017)
Herpes simplex virus: ‘to disclose or not to disclose.’ An exploration of the multi-disciplinary team’s role in advising patients about disclosure when diagnosed with genital herpes simplex virus. International Journal of STD and AIDS, 28(8), 750-755. https://doi.org/10.1177/0956462416665730
The first UK prosecution for genital herpes simplex virus (HSV) transmission in 2011 attracted strong criticism from medical experts. To address the dearth of research on the ...

‘Hopeful adaptation’ in health geographies: Seeking health and wellbeing in times of adversity

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Power, A., Bell, S. L., Kyle, R. G., & Andrews, G. J. (2019)
‘Hopeful adaptation’ in health geographies: Seeking health and wellbeing in times of adversity. Social Science and Medicine, 231, 1-5. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2018.09.021
Living with adversity can create wide-ranging challenges for people's health and wellbeing. This adversity may arise through personal embodied difference (e.g. acquiring a bra...