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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.

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...

Development of a cross-cultural HPV community engagement model within Scotland

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Carnegie, E., Whittaker, A., Gray Brunton, C., Hogg, R., Kennedy, C., Hilton, S., …Pow, J. (2017)
Development of a cross-cultural HPV community engagement model within Scotland. Health Education Journal, 76(4), 398-410. https://doi.org/10.1177/0017896916685592
Objective To examine cultural barriers and participant solutions regarding acceptance and uptake of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine from the perspective of Black Afric...

Is it worth screening elective orthopaedic patients for carriage of Staphylococcus aureus ? A part-retrospective case–control study in a Scottish hospital

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Dancer, S. J., Christison, F., Eslami, A., Gregori, A., Miller, R., Perisamy, K., …Graves, N. (2016)
Is it worth screening elective orthopaedic patients for carriage of Staphylococcus aureus ? A part-retrospective case–control study in a Scottish hospital. BMJ Open, 6(9), https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2016-011642
Background With recent focus on methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) screening, methicillin-susceptible S. aureus (MSSA) has been overlooked. MSSA infections are...

A feasibility study of a personalised lifestyle programme (HealthForce) for individuals who have participated in cardiovascular risk screening

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Craigie, A. M., Barton, K. L., Macleod, M., Williams, B., van Teijlingen, E., Belch, J. J., & Anderson, A. S. (2011)
A feasibility study of a personalised lifestyle programme (HealthForce) for individuals who have participated in cardiovascular risk screening. Preventive Medicine, 52(5), 387-389. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2011.03.010
Objective. To assess the feasibility of a lifestyle intervention, focusing on diet and activity, in adults participating in cardiovascular screening. Methods. The 12-week li...

Researching effective approaches to cleaning in hospitals: protocol of the REACH study, a multi-site stepped-wedge randomised trial

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Hall, L., Farrington, A., Mitchell, B. G., Barnett, A. G., Halton, K., Allen, M., …Graves, N. (2016)
Researching effective approaches to cleaning in hospitals: protocol of the REACH study, a multi-site stepped-wedge randomised trial. Implementation Science, 11(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s13012-016-0406-6
Background The Researching Effective Approaches to Cleaning in Hospitals (REACH) study will generate evidence about the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a novel cleanin...

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...

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...

‘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...

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 ...