Akke Vellinga

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Affiliation: National University of Ireland
Country: Ireland

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Intervention to improve the quality of antimicrobial prescribing for urinary tract infection: a cluster randomized trial
    Akke Vellinga
    Discipline of General Practice Vellinga, Galvin, Duane, Callan, Murphy and Discipline of Bacteriology Vellinga, Cormican, School of Medicine, and JE Cairnes School of Business and Economics Domegan, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics Bennett, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland Department of Medical Microbiology Cormican, University Hospital Galway, Galway, Ireland
    CMAJ 188:108-15. 2016
  2. doi request reprint Public practice regarding disposal of unused medicines in Ireland
    Akke Vellinga
    School of Medicine, National University of Galway, Ireland Electronic address
    Sci Total Environ 478:98-102. 2014
  3. doi request reprint Trimethoprim and ciprofloxacin resistance and prescribing in urinary tract infection associated with Escherichia coli: a multilevel model
    Akke Vellinga
    Discipline of Bacteriology, NUI Galway, Galway, Ireland
    J Antimicrob Chemother 67:2523-30. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Principles of multilevel analysis and its relevance to studies of antimicrobial resistance
    Akke Vellinga
    Discipline of Bacteriology, NUI Galway, Ireland
    J Antimicrob Chemother 67:2316-22. 2012
  5. pmc WestREN: a description of an Irish academic general practice research network
    Kim E Kavanagh
    Discipline of General Practice, NUI Galway, 1 Distillery Road, Newcastle, Galway, Ireland
    BMC Fam Pract 11:74. 2010
  6. pmc Length of stay and associated costs of obesity related hospital admissions in Ireland
    Akke Vellinga
    Department of Public Health, Health Service Executive West, Galway, Ireland
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:88. 2008
  7. doi request reprint A multilevel analysis of trimethoprim and ciprofloxacin prescribing and resistance of uropathogenic Escherichia coli in general practice
    Akke Vellinga
    Discipline of General Practice, School of Medicine, NUI Galway, Ireland
    J Antimicrob Chemother 65:1514-20. 2010
  8. pmc Opt-out as an acceptable method of obtaining consent in medical research: a short report
    Akke Vellinga
    Discipline of General Practice, School of Medicine, NUI Galway, Ireland
    BMC Med Res Methodol 11:40. 2011
  9. pmc Predictive value of antimicrobial susceptibility from previous urinary tract infection in the treatment of re-infection
    Akke Vellinga
    Discipline of General Practice, School of Medicine, 1 Distillery Road, NUI Galway, Ireland
    Br J Gen Pract 60:511-3. 2010
  10. doi request reprint Using qualitative insights to change practice: exploring the culture of antibiotic prescribing and consumption for urinary tract infections
    Sinead Duane
    Discipline of General Practice, School of Medicine, National University of Ireland Galway, Galway, Ireland
    BMJ Open 6:e008894. 2016

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Publications19

  1. doi request reprint Intervention to improve the quality of antimicrobial prescribing for urinary tract infection: a cluster randomized trial
    Akke Vellinga
    Discipline of General Practice Vellinga, Galvin, Duane, Callan, Murphy and Discipline of Bacteriology Vellinga, Cormican, School of Medicine, and JE Cairnes School of Business and Economics Domegan, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics Bennett, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland Department of Medical Microbiology Cormican, University Hospital Galway, Galway, Ireland
    CMAJ 188:108-15. 2016
    ..Overuse of antimicrobial therapy in the community adds to the global spread of antimicrobial resistance, which is jeopardizing the treatment of common infections...
  2. doi request reprint Public practice regarding disposal of unused medicines in Ireland
    Akke Vellinga
    School of Medicine, National University of Galway, Ireland Electronic address
    Sci Total Environ 478:98-102. 2014
    ..EU directives state that "Member states shall ensure that appropriate collection systems are in place for medicinal products that are unused or have expired" (Directive 2001/83/EC and Directive 2004/27/EC)...
  3. doi request reprint Trimethoprim and ciprofloxacin resistance and prescribing in urinary tract infection associated with Escherichia coli: a multilevel model
    Akke Vellinga
    Discipline of Bacteriology, NUI Galway, Galway, Ireland
    J Antimicrob Chemother 67:2523-30. 2012
    ..Individual and group level factors associated with the probability of antimicrobial resistance of uropathogenic Escherichia coli were analysed in a multilevel model...
  4. doi request reprint Principles of multilevel analysis and its relevance to studies of antimicrobial resistance
    Akke Vellinga
    Discipline of Bacteriology, NUI Galway, Ireland
    J Antimicrob Chemother 67:2316-22. 2012
    ..J Antimicrob Chemother 2012; 67: 2523-30)...
  5. pmc WestREN: a description of an Irish academic general practice research network
    Kim E Kavanagh
    Discipline of General Practice, NUI Galway, 1 Distillery Road, Newcastle, Galway, Ireland
    BMC Fam Pract 11:74. 2010
    ....
  6. pmc Length of stay and associated costs of obesity related hospital admissions in Ireland
    Akke Vellinga
    Department of Public Health, Health Service Executive West, Galway, Ireland
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:88. 2008
    ..The risk associated with childhood obesity in particular, which will accelerate the development of adult morbidity and mortality, has been identified as an emerging public health problem...
  7. doi request reprint A multilevel analysis of trimethoprim and ciprofloxacin prescribing and resistance of uropathogenic Escherichia coli in general practice
    Akke Vellinga
    Discipline of General Practice, School of Medicine, NUI Galway, Ireland
    J Antimicrob Chemother 65:1514-20. 2010
    ..A retrospective analysis of databases was performed to describe trimethoprim and ciprofloxacin prescribing and resistance in Escherichia coli within general practices in the West of Ireland from 2004 to 2008...
  8. pmc Opt-out as an acceptable method of obtaining consent in medical research: a short report
    Akke Vellinga
    Discipline of General Practice, School of Medicine, NUI Galway, Ireland
    BMC Med Res Methodol 11:40. 2011
    ..coli urinary tract infection in the community. Participation of patients with urinary tract infection was obtained through an opt-out methodology. This short paper reports on the acceptability of the opt-out recruitment approach...
  9. pmc Predictive value of antimicrobial susceptibility from previous urinary tract infection in the treatment of re-infection
    Akke Vellinga
    Discipline of General Practice, School of Medicine, 1 Distillery Road, NUI Galway, Ireland
    Br J Gen Pract 60:511-3. 2010
    ..Resistance to nitrofurantoin is low and, once detected, decays relatively quickly. Nitrofurantoin should be considered as a first-line agent for initial and repeat treatment...
  10. doi request reprint Using qualitative insights to change practice: exploring the culture of antibiotic prescribing and consumption for urinary tract infections
    Sinead Duane
    Discipline of General Practice, School of Medicine, National University of Ireland Galway, Galway, Ireland
    BMJ Open 6:e008894. 2016
    ..The aim of this paper is to explore the culture of antibiotic prescribing and consumption in the community for urinary tract infections (UTI) from the perspective of the general practitioners (GPs) and community member...
  11. pmc Supporting the improvement and management of prescribing for urinary tract infections (SIMPle): protocol for a cluster randomized trial
    Sinead Duane
    Discipline of General Practice, School of Medicine, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
    Trials 14:441. 2013
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  12. doi request reprint Improving antimicrobial prescribing in Irish primary care through electronic data collection and surveillance: a feasibility study
    Sandra Galvin
    Discipline of General Practice, School of Medicine, National University of Ireland Galway, Galway, Ireland
    BMC Fam Pract 16:77. 2015
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  13. pmc Increasing prevalence of ESBL production among Irish clinical Enterobacteriaceae from 2004 to 2008: an observational study
    Jerome Fennell
    Department of Medical Microbiology, Galway University Hospitals, Galway, Ireland
    BMC Infect Dis 12:116. 2012
    ..Although initially associated with healthcare settings, more recent international reports have shown increasing isolation of ESBLs in the community. Both hospital and community ESBL epidemiology in Ireland are poorly defined...
  14. pmc Enumeration and characterization of antimicrobial-resistant Escherichia coli bacteria in effluent from municipal, hospital, and secondary treatment facility sources
    Sandra Galvin
    Department of Bacteriology, Clinical Science Institute, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
    Appl Environ Microbiol 76:4772-9. 2010
    ..coli was not eliminated, and E. coli resistant to cefotaxime (including extended-spectrum beta-lactamase [ESBL] producers), ciprofloxacin, and cefoxitin was present in treated effluent samples...
  15. pmc Colonisation with ESBL-producing and carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae, vancomycin-resistant enterococci, and meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a long-term care facility over one year
    Catherine Ludden
    Discipline of Bacteriology, School of Medicine, National University of Ireland Galway, Galway, Ireland
    BMC Infect Dis 15:168. 2015
    ....
  16. doi request reprint Primary care organisational interventions for secondary prevention of ischaemic heart disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Edel Murphy
    School of Psychology, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
    Br J Gen Pract 65:e460-8. 2015
    ..Ischaemic heart disease (IHD) is the most common cause of death worldwide...
  17. pmc Chlamydia trachomatis infection and sexual behaviour among female students attending higher education in the Republic of Ireland
    Emer O'Connell
    Department of Public Health, Health Service Executive, Western Area, Galway, Ireland
    BMC Public Health 9:397. 2009
    ..This research aimed to determine the prevalence of and predictive risk factors for Chlamydia trachomatis genital infection among female higher education students in Ireland...