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The Invasive Respiratory Infection Surveillance (IRIS) Initiative reveals significant reductions in invasive bacterial infections during the COVID-19 pandemic

Angela Brueggemann, Melissa Jansen van Rensburg, David Shaw, Noel McCarthy, Keith Jolley, Martin CJ Maiden, Mark PG van der Linden, Zahin Amin-Chowdhury, Désirée Bennett, Ray Borrow, Maria-Cristina Brandileone, Karen Broughton, Ruth Campbell, Bin Cao, Carlo Casanova, Eun Hwa Choi, Yiu Wai Chu, Stephen Clark, Heike Claus, Juliana Coelho, Mary Corcoran, Simon Cottrell, Robert Cunney, Tine Dalby, Heather Davies, Linda de Gouveia, Ala-Eddine Deghmane, Walter Demczuk, Stefanie Desmet, Richard Drew, Mignon du Plessis, Helga Erlendsdottir, Norman Fry, Kurt Fuursted, Steve Gray, Birgitta Henriques-Normark, Thomas Hale, Markus Hilty, Steen Hoffmann, Hilary Humphreys, Margaret Ip, Susanne Jacobsson, Jillian Johnston, Jana Kozakova, Karl Kristinsson, Pavla Krizova, Alicja Kuch, Shamez Ladhani, Thiên-Trí Lâm, Vera Lebedova, Laura Lindholm, David Litt, Irene Martin, Delphine Martiny, Wesley Mattheus, Martha McElligott, Mary Meehan, Susan Meiring, Paula Mölling, Eva Morfeldt, Julie Morgan, Robert Mulhall, Carmen Muñoz-Almagro, David Murdoch, Joy Murphy, Martin Musilek, Alexandre Mzabi, Amaresh Perez-Argüello, Monique Perrin, Malorie Perry, Alba Redin, Richard Roberts, Maria Roberts, Assaf Rokney, Merav Ron, Kevin Scott, Carmen Sheppard, Lotta Siira, Anna Skoczyńska, Monica Sloan, Hans-Christian Slotved, Andrew Smith, Joon Young Song, Muhamed-Kheir Taha, Maija Toropainen, Dominic Tsang, Anni Vainio, Nina van Sorge, Emmanuelle Varon, Jiri Vlach, Ulrich Vogel, Sandra Vohrnova, Anne von Gottberg, Rosemeire Zanella, Fei Zhou,

Abstract Background Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae and Neisseria meningitidis are leading causes of invasive diseases including bacteraemic pneumonia and meningitis, and of secondary infections post-viral respiratory disease. They are typically transmitted via respiratory droplets. We investigated rates of invasive disease due to these pathogens during the early phase of the ... Read more >>

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Casting the net wide: Universal testing of emergency admissions for SARS-CoV-2 to prevent onward transmission.

Karen Burns, Margaret Foley, Mairéad Skally, Jacqueline Cafferkey, Fionnuala Duffy, Eileen Sweeney, Aoife Ni Dhuthaigh, Karina O'Connell, Binu Dinesh, Hilary Humphreys, Eoghan de Barra, Fidelma Fitzpatrick,

J Hosp Infect (The Journal of hospital infection)
[2020, :]

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Sepsis in surgical inpatients: under-recognised but with significant consequences.

Aoife Reilly, Ali Basil Ali, Mairead Skally, Leah Gaughan, Vida Hamilton, Alexandra Troy, Hilary Humphreys, Deborah McNamara, Fidelma Fitzpatrick,

BACKGROUND:The true incidence of sepsis in surgical cohorts in Ireland remains unclear. According to inpatient audits, patients in surgical diagnostic groups (DRG) who developed sepsis had a longer length of stay and higher mortality rate compared with medical DRG patients who developed sepsis. AIMS:We investigated sepsis incidence on a general ... Read more >>

Ir J Med Sci (Irish journal of medical science)
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Some potential unintended consequences from open access publication.

Hilary Humphreys,

J R Coll Physicians Edinb (The journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh)
[2020, 50(3):343-350]

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Airborne Transmission of Covid-19: Implications for Irish Hospitals.

H Humphreys, F Fitzpatrick,

Ir Med J (Irish medical journal)
[2020, 113(7):126]

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From bench to bedside - development of an integrated COVID-19 patient flow management system.

M Foley, I O'Neill, B O'Neill, H Humphreys, K Burns, E de Barra, F Fitzpatrick,

J Hosp Infect (The Journal of hospital infection)
[2020, 106(1):211-213]

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Screening the nose, throat and the naso-pharynx for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: a pilot study.

Joy Uwemedimo, Deirdre Fitzgerald-Hughes, Peter Kinnevey, Anna Shore, David Coleman, Hilary Humphreys, Toney Thomas Poovelikunnel,

Patients who carry nasal methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) may also harbour MRSA in the oro-pharyngeal cavity. However, the naso-oro-pharyngeal co-carriage is infrequently assessed. The incidence of concurrent MRSA carriage of the naso-oro-pharynx was ascertained, and the sensitivity of two methods, a throat swab and a phosphate buffered saline (PBS) oral ... Read more >>

J Infect Prev (Journal of infection prevention)
[2020, 21(4):155-158]

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Infection prevention and control advice out-of-hours.

H Humphreys,

J Hosp Infect (The Journal of hospital infection)
[2020, 105(4):795-796]

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Are positive-pressure ventilation lobby rooms effective for protective and source isolation?

T T Poovelikunnel, A Barakat, A O'Hara, H J Humphreys, V Newmann, A F Talento,

High-efficiency particulate air supplied to a positive-pressure ventilation lobby (PPVL) in isolation rooms offers the dual advantage of protective and source isolation. This study demonstrates the in-use validity of PPVL rooms for protective isolation of patients. Of the 48 PPVL air samples investigated, Aspergillus fumigatus was detected from only one ... Read more >>

J. Hosp. Infect. (The Journal of hospital infection)
[2020, 106(1):53-56]

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Assessing the impact of handwashing soaps on the population dynamics of carbapenemase-producing and non-carbapenemase-producing Enterobacterales.

M A Boyle, A D Kearney, B Sawant, H Humphreys,

Carbapenemase-producing bacteria have persistent environmental reservoirs in handwashing sinks. This study assessed the impact of handwashing soaps on the population dynamics of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacterales (CPE) and non-CPE. A number of isolates were grown in minimal media with or without two hand soaps marketed for use in health care. Soap A ... Read more >>

J Hosp Infect (The Journal of hospital infection)
[2020, 105(4):678-681]

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Invasive Streptococcus pneumoniae Infections and Vaccine Failures in Children in Ireland From the Postvaccine Era From 2007 to 2018.

Mary Corcoran, Jolita Mereckiene, Suzanne Cotter, Stephen Murchan, Robert Cunney, Hilary Humphreys,

BACKGROUND:Invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) causes life-threatening illnesses including meningitis and bloodstream infection. Here, we report the impact of 7- and 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCV7/PCV13) after introduction into the Irish pediatric immunization schedule in 2008 and 2010, respectively, and the clinical details surrounding suspected PCV vaccine failures. METHODS:Serotyping and antimicrobial ... Read more >>

Pediatr Infect Dis J (The Pediatric infectious disease journal)
[2020, 39(4):339-344]

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Challenges in assessing contamination levels and novel decontamination technologies in the critical care setting.

Aoife D Kearney, Maria A Boyle, Sharath K Babu, Muireann Fallon, Ricardo Segurado, Mary Codd, James O'Rourke, Niall T Stevens, Philip C Carling, Stephen Daniels, Hilary Humphreys,

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol (Infection control and hospital epidemiology)
[2020, 41(5):622-623]

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Conflicts of interest for medical practitioners.

Hilary Humphreys,

J R Coll Physicians Edinb (The journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh)
[2020, 50(1):92-95]

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Improving the processing time for the detection of carbapenemase-producing enterobacterales using an evolving algorithm.

J Cafferkey, M O'Connor, D Doyle, M Skally, M Fitzpatrick, K Burns, K O'Connell, F Fitzpatrick, E Smyth, H Humphreys,

Br J Biomed Sci (British journal of biomedical science)
[2020, 77(2):97-100]

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The oral cavity revealed as a significant reservoir of Staphylococcus aureus in an acute hospital by extensive patient, healthcare worker and environmental sampling.

A Kearney, P Kinnevey, A Shore, M Earls, T Thomas Poovelikunnel, G Brennan, H Humphreys, D C Coleman,

BACKGROUND:Methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) bloodstream infection rates have risen steadily in recent years, with a marked decline in the corresponding rates due to methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA). Screening for MSSA carriage is not routinely undertaken and MRSA screening is not universal, so the extent of S. aureus colonisation pressure in ... Read more >>

J Hosp Infect (The Journal of hospital infection)
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Alpha-1 Antitrypsin-A Target for MicroRNA-Based Therapeutic Development for Cystic Fibrosis.

Alison M D Hunt, Arlene M A Glasgow, Hilary Humphreys, Catherine M Greene,

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder arising from mutations to the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene. Disruption to normal ion homeostasis in the airway results in impaired mucociliary clearance, leaving the lung more vulnerable to recurrent and chronic bacterial infections. The CF lung endures an ... Read more >>

Int J Mol Sci (International journal of molecular sciences)
[2020, 21(3):]

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Surveillance of common infections in the early period after renal transplantation in a national center: 2014-2017.

Karina O' Connell, Claire Kennedy, Mairead Skally, Margaret Foley, Somy Alex, Colm Magee, Niall F Davis, Hilary Humphreys, Karen Burns,

BACKGROUND:Infection prevention and timely and effective treatment are among the major aims of care in kidney transplant recipients. Pre-transplant vaccination and pre-transplant viral screening have been extensively studied and are now considered standard practice. Early post-operative infection surveillance is mandatory in other vulnerable cohorts, but has not been extensively studied ... Read more >>

Transpl Infect Dis (Transplant infectious disease : an official journal of the Transplantation Society)
[2020, 22(3):e13261]

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Can e-learning improve the performance of undergraduate medical students in Clinical Microbiology examinations?

Niall T Stevens, Killian Holmes, Rachel J Grainger, Roisín Connolly, Anna-Rose Prior, Fidelma Fitzpatrick, Eoghan O'Neill, Fiona Boland, Teresa Pawlikowska, Hilary Humphreys,

BACKGROUND:Clinical Microbiology is a core subject in medical undergraduate curricula. However, students struggle to cover the content and clinically contextualise basic microbiology. Our aim was to evaluate student engagement with new e-learning material and to investigate the impact it had on examination performance in a Clinical Microbiology module. METHODS:An online ... Read more >>

BMC Med Educ (BMC medical education)
[2019, 19(1):408]

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Out-of-hours calls in clinical microbiology: the when, the why and from whom.

Hilary Humphreys,

Microbiology services provided to hospitals must be delivered 24 h a day. In addition to during routine so-called 'office hours', clinical microbiologists have to provide an on-call service 7 days a week. However, there are few data on what that involves and how the service is delivered. I reviewed the ... Read more >>

Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis (European journal of clinical microbiology & infectious diseases : official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology)
[2020, 39(2):287-291]

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Quality of hospital air.

H Humphreys,

J Hosp Infect (The Journal of hospital infection)
[2020, 104(3):300-301]

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The conundrum of ultraclean air, deep infections, and artificial joint replacement.

H Humphreys, P Hoffman,

J Hosp Infect (The Journal of hospital infection)
[2020, 104(1):123-124]

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Getting the timing right: is it worthwhile to vaccinate long-stay hospital inpatients to prevent influenza?

E Skelly, M Skally, M Foley, L Gaughan, F Duffy, K Burns, H Humphreys, F Fitzpatrick,

J Hosp Infect (The Journal of hospital infection)
[2020, 104(1):82-84]

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Contamination of sink drains with carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae in intensive care units: a concern but don't worry so much!

A Kearney, M A Boyle, H Humphreys,

J Hosp Infect (The Journal of hospital infection)
[2020, 104(2):243-244]

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Approaches to the detection of Clostridioides difficile in the healthcare environment.

R J Grainger, N T Stevens, H Humphreys,

Clostridioides difficile, a spore-forming bacillus, is a major cause of healthcare-associated infection, and can survive for prolonged periods in the inanimate environment. Environmental sampling to detect C. difficile is not routine but may be undertaken as part of outbreak management and during research projects. We conducted a literature search covering the ... Read more >>

J Hosp Infect (The Journal of hospital infection)
[2019, 103(4):375-381]

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Obligations of academia in peer review.

Hilary Humphreys,

J R Coll Physicians Edinb (The journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh)
[2019, 49(3):262-263]

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