Paul Turner

Summary

Affiliation: Mahidol University
Country: Thailand

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Susceptibility of community-acquired pathogens to antibiotics in Africa and Asia in neonates--an alarmingly short review
    Yoel Lubell
    Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
    Trop Med Int Health 16:145-51. 2011
  2. ncbi request reprint Respiratory virus surveillance in hospitalised pneumonia patients on the Thailand-Myanmar border
    Paul Turner
    Shoklo Malaria Research Unit, Mae Sot, Thailand
    BMC Infect Dis 13:434. 2013
  3. pmc Field evaluation of culture plus latex sweep serotyping for detection of multiple pneumococcal serotype colonisation in infants and young children
    Paul Turner
    Shoklo Malaria Research Unit, Mae Sot, Thailand
    PLoS ONE 8:e67933. 2013
  4. pmc Assessment of Streptococcus pneumoniae pilus islet-1 prevalence in carried and transmitted isolates from mother-infant pairs on the Thailand-Burma border
    P Turner
    Shoklo Malaria Research Unit, Mae Sot, Thailand
    Clin Microbiol Infect 18:970-5. 2012
  5. pmc A longitudinal study of Streptococcus pneumoniae carriage in a cohort of infants and their mothers on the Thailand-Myanmar border
    Paul Turner
    Shoklo Malaria Research Unit, Mae Sot, Thailand
    PLoS ONE 7:e38271. 2012
  6. pmc A prospective study of urinary pneumococcal antigen detection in healthy Karen mothers with high rates of pneumococcal nasopharyngeal carriage
    Paul Turner
    Shoklo Malaria Research Unit, Mae Sot, Thailand
    BMC Infect Dis 11:108. 2011
  7. pmc Influenza in refugees on the Thailand-Myanmar border, May-October 2009
    Paul Turner
    Shoklo Malaria Research Unit, Mae Sot, Thailand
    Emerg Infect Dis 16:1366-72. 2010
  8. pmc Improved detection of nasopharyngeal cocolonization by multiple pneumococcal serotypes by use of latex agglutination or molecular serotyping by microarray
    Paul Turner
    Shoklo Malaria Research Unit, Mae Sot, Thailand
    J Clin Microbiol 49:1784-9. 2011
  9. pmc Detection of respiratory viruses by PCR assay of nasopharyngeal swabs stored in skim milk-tryptone-glucose-glycerol transport medium
    Paul Turner
    Shoko Malaria Research Unit, Mae Sot, Thailand
    J Clin Microbiol 49:2311-3. 2011
  10. pmc A three year descriptive study of early onset neonatal sepsis in a refugee population on the Thailand Myanmar border
    Claudia Turner
    Shoklo Malaria Research Unit, Mae Sot 63110, Thailand
    BMC Infect Dis 13:601. 2013

Detail Information

Publications18

  1. doi request reprint Susceptibility of community-acquired pathogens to antibiotics in Africa and Asia in neonates--an alarmingly short review
    Yoel Lubell
    Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
    Trop Med Int Health 16:145-51. 2011
    ..To assess the susceptibility of community-acquired pathogens in neonatal sepsis to commonly prescribed antibiotics in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia since 2002...
  2. ncbi request reprint Respiratory virus surveillance in hospitalised pneumonia patients on the Thailand-Myanmar border
    Paul Turner
    Shoklo Malaria Research Unit, Mae Sot, Thailand
    BMC Infect Dis 13:434. 2013
    ..The aim of this laboratory-enhanced, hospital-based surveillance was to characterise the epidemiology of respiratory virus infections among refugees living on the Thailand-Myanmar border...
  3. pmc Field evaluation of culture plus latex sweep serotyping for detection of multiple pneumococcal serotype colonisation in infants and young children
    Paul Turner
    Shoklo Malaria Research Unit, Mae Sot, Thailand
    PLoS ONE 8:e67933. 2013
    ..The impacts of this on descriptions of pneumococcal serotype distributions and colonisation dynamics in infancy are not clear...
  4. pmc Assessment of Streptococcus pneumoniae pilus islet-1 prevalence in carried and transmitted isolates from mother-infant pairs on the Thailand-Burma border
    P Turner
    Shoklo Malaria Research Unit, Mae Sot, Thailand
    Clin Microbiol Infect 18:970-5. 2012
    ..In conclusion, PI-1 is commonly found in pneumococcal carriage isolates, but does not appear to be associated with pneumococcal transmissibility or carriage duration...
  5. pmc A longitudinal study of Streptococcus pneumoniae carriage in a cohort of infants and their mothers on the Thailand-Myanmar border
    Paul Turner
    Shoklo Malaria Research Unit, Mae Sot, Thailand
    PLoS ONE 7:e38271. 2012
    ..Our aim was to document the dynamics of pneumococcal carriage in a rural SE Asian birth cohort...
  6. pmc A prospective study of urinary pneumococcal antigen detection in healthy Karen mothers with high rates of pneumococcal nasopharyngeal carriage
    Paul Turner
    Shoklo Malaria Research Unit, Mae Sot, Thailand
    BMC Infect Dis 11:108. 2011
    ..The relationship between pneumococcal carriage and urinary antigen detection in adults from developing countries with high pneumococcal carriage prevalence has not been well established...
  7. pmc Influenza in refugees on the Thailand-Myanmar border, May-October 2009
    Paul Turner
    Shoklo Malaria Research Unit, Mae Sot, Thailand
    Emerg Infect Dis 16:1366-72. 2010
    ..A review of passive surveillance for acute respiratory infection did not show an increase in acute respiratory tract infection incidence associated with the arrival of pandemic (H1N1) 2009 in the camp...
  8. pmc Improved detection of nasopharyngeal cocolonization by multiple pneumococcal serotypes by use of latex agglutination or molecular serotyping by microarray
    Paul Turner
    Shoklo Malaria Research Unit, Mae Sot, Thailand
    J Clin Microbiol 49:1784-9. 2011
    ..Sweep serotyping is cost-effective and field deployable but may fail to detect serotypes at low abundance, whereas microarray serotyping is more costly and technology dependent but may detect these additional minor carried serotypes...
  9. pmc Detection of respiratory viruses by PCR assay of nasopharyngeal swabs stored in skim milk-tryptone-glucose-glycerol transport medium
    Paul Turner
    Shoko Malaria Research Unit, Mae Sot, Thailand
    J Clin Microbiol 49:2311-3. 2011
    ..Overall, swabs stored in STGG medium without antimicrobials were found to be an acceptable alternative to aspirates stored in antimicrobial-containing VTM, with PCR agreement of 90.2% (kappa of 0.8)...
  10. pmc A three year descriptive study of early onset neonatal sepsis in a refugee population on the Thailand Myanmar border
    Claudia Turner
    Shoklo Malaria Research Unit, Mae Sot 63110, Thailand
    BMC Infect Dis 13:601. 2013
    ..One of the major causes of death is sepsis. Proving the incidence and aetiology of neonatal sepsis is difficult, particularly in resource poor settings where the majority of the deaths occur...
  11. pmc High rates of pneumonia in children under two years of age in a South East Asian refugee population
    Claudia Turner
    Shoklo Malaria Research Unit, Mae Sot, Thailand
    PLoS ONE 8:e54026. 2013
    ..There are an estimated 150 million episodes of childhood pneumonia per year, with 11-20 million hospital admissions and 1.575 million deaths. Refugee children are particularly vulnerable, with poorly defined pneumonia epidemiology...
  12. pmc A high burden of respiratory syncytial virus associated pneumonia in children less than two years of age in a South East Asian refugee population
    Claudia Turner
    Shoklo Malaria Research Unit, Mae Sot, Thailand
    PLoS ONE 7:e50100. 2012
    ..Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) may be responsible for up to 25% of cases and 12% of deaths making it an important potential vaccine target, although data from South East Asia is scarce...
  13. pmc Group B streptococcal carriage, serotype distribution and antibiotic susceptibilities in pregnant women at the time of delivery in a refugee population on the Thai-Myanmar border
    Claudia Turner
    Shoklo Malaria Research Unit, Thailand
    BMC Infect Dis 12:34. 2012
    ..Maternal carriage of GBS is a prerequisite for the development of early onset GBS neonatal sepsis but there is a paucity of carriage data published from the developing world, in particular South East Asia...
  14. pmc Neonatal intensive care in a Karen refugee camp: a 4 year descriptive study
    Claudia Turner
    Shoklo Malaria Research Unit, Mae Sot, Thailand
    PLoS ONE 8:e72721. 2013
    ..This manuscript describes the activities surrounding the introduction of special care baby unit (SCBU) in a refugee setting and the resulting population impact...
  15. pmc A prospective evaluation of real-time PCR assays for the detection of Orientia tsutsugamushi and Rickettsia spp. for early diagnosis of rickettsial infections during the acute phase of undifferentiated febrile illness
    Wanitda Watthanaworawit
    Shoklo Malaria Research Unit, Mae Sot, Tak, Thailand
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 89:308-10. 2013
    ..1%; P = 0.08), although this was not statistically significant. Whole blood and buffy coat, but not serum, were acceptable specimens for these PCRs. Further evaluation of these assays in a larger prospective study is warranted...
  16. pmc Rectal pH in well and unwell infants
    Claudia Turner
    Shoklo Malaria Research Unit, Mae Sot 63110, Thailand
    J Trop Pediatr 58:311-3. 2012
    ..75 with no significant difference in well or unwell infants. The mean (95% CI) rectal pH of well neonates was significantly lower than that of older infants (>28 days): 6.47 (6.29-6.65) vs. 6.90 (6.68 to 7.12) pā€‰=ā€‰0.003...
  17. pmc A prospective evaluation of diagnostic methodologies for the acute diagnosis of dengue virus infection on the Thailand-Myanmar border
    Wanitda Watthanaworawit
    Shoklo Malaria Research Unit SMRU, Mae Sot, Tak 63110, Thailand
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 105:32-7. 2011
    ..We conclude that at least the combination of two tests, either agent detection (rRT-PCR) or antigen detection (NS-1) plus IgM antibody detection should be used for laboratory confirmation of dengue infection...