M Estee Torok

Summary

Affiliation: Addenbrooke's Hospital
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy: Recent developments and future prospects
    M Estee Torok
    Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Department of Infectious Diseases, Addenbrooke s Hospital, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 0QQ, UK
    Curr Opin Investig Drugs 11:929-39. 2010
  2. pmc Use of Vitek 2 antimicrobial susceptibility profile to identify mecC in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
    Edward J P Cartwright
    Department of Medicine, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
    J Clin Microbiol 51:2732-4. 2013
  3. pmc Rapid whole-genome sequencing for investigation of a suspected tuberculosis outbreak
    M Estee Torok
    Department of Medicine, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
    J Clin Microbiol 51:611-4. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Rapid whole-genome sequencing of bacterial pathogens in the clinical microbiology laboratory--pipe dream or reality?
    M E Torok
    Department of Medicine, University of Cambridge, Box 157, Addenbrooke s Hospital, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 0QQ, UK
    J Antimicrob Chemother 67:2307-8. 2012
  5. pmc Bacterial gene loss as a mechanism for gain of antimicrobial resistance
    M E Torok
    Department of Medicine, University of Cambridge, Addenbrooke s Hospital, Cambridge CB2 0QQ, United Kingdom
    Curr Opin Microbiol 15:583-7. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Timing of initiation of antiretroviral therapy in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)--associated tuberculous meningitis
    M Estee Torok
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Cambridge University Hospitals National Health Service Foundation Trust, Cambridge, United Kingdom
    Clin Infect Dis 52:1374-83. 2011
  7. pmc Dexamethasone and long-term outcome of tuberculous meningitis in Vietnamese adults and adolescents
    M Estee Torok
    Department of Medicine, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 6:e27821. 2011
  8. pmc Incidence and characterisation of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) from nasal colonisation in participants attending a cattle veterinary conference in the UK
    Gavin K Paterson
    Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge, Madingley Road, Cambridge, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 8:e68463. 2013
  9. ncbi request reprint Rapid single-colony whole-genome sequencing of bacterial pathogens
    Claudio U Köser
    Department of Medicine, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
    J Antimicrob Chemother 69:1275-81. 2014
  10. pmc Whole-genome sequencing for analysis of an outbreak of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: a descriptive study
    Simon R Harris
    Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge, UK
    Lancet Infect Dis 13:130-6. 2013

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Publications11

  1. ncbi request reprint Outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy: Recent developments and future prospects
    M Estee Torok
    Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Department of Infectious Diseases, Addenbrooke s Hospital, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 0QQ, UK
    Curr Opin Investig Drugs 11:929-39. 2010
    ..This review outlines recent developments in, and future prospects for, the antimicrobial agents used in OPAT...
  2. pmc Use of Vitek 2 antimicrobial susceptibility profile to identify mecC in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
    Edward J P Cartwright
    Department of Medicine, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
    J Clin Microbiol 51:2732-4. 2013
    ..The presence of the mecC gene, determined by bacterial whole-genome sequencing, was used as the gold standard. This profile could provide a zero-cost screening method for identification of mecC-positive MRSA strains. ..
  3. pmc Rapid whole-genome sequencing for investigation of a suspected tuberculosis outbreak
    M Estee Torok
    Department of Medicine, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
    J Clin Microbiol 51:611-4. 2013
    ..Whole-genome sequencing of the isolates found them to be genetically identical, suggesting a missed transmission event...
  4. doi request reprint Rapid whole-genome sequencing of bacterial pathogens in the clinical microbiology laboratory--pipe dream or reality?
    M E Torok
    Department of Medicine, University of Cambridge, Box 157, Addenbrooke s Hospital, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 0QQ, UK
    J Antimicrob Chemother 67:2307-8. 2012
    ..This article reviews its potential applications in the clinical microbiology laboratory and discusses the current barriers to implementation...
  5. pmc Bacterial gene loss as a mechanism for gain of antimicrobial resistance
    M E Torok
    Department of Medicine, University of Cambridge, Addenbrooke s Hospital, Cambridge CB2 0QQ, United Kingdom
    Curr Opin Microbiol 15:583-7. 2012
    ..This provides one explanation for ceftazidime treatment failure, and may be a frequent but undetected event in patients with melioidosis...
  6. doi request reprint Timing of initiation of antiretroviral therapy in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)--associated tuberculous meningitis
    M Estee Torok
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Cambridge University Hospitals National Health Service Foundation Trust, Cambridge, United Kingdom
    Clin Infect Dis 52:1374-83. 2011
    ..The optimal time to initiate antiretroviral therapy (ART) in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-associated tuberculous meningitis is unknown...
  7. pmc Dexamethasone and long-term outcome of tuberculous meningitis in Vietnamese adults and adolescents
    M Estee Torok
    Department of Medicine, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 6:e27821. 2011
    ..Dexamethasone has been shown to reduce mortality in patients with tuberculous meningitis but the long-term outcome of the disease is unknown...
  8. pmc Incidence and characterisation of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) from nasal colonisation in participants attending a cattle veterinary conference in the UK
    Gavin K Paterson
    Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge, Madingley Road, Cambridge, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 8:e68463. 2013
    ..Contact with livestock, including dairy cattle, may still be a risk factor for human colonisation with mecC-MRSA but occurs at a rate below the lower limit of detection available in this study. ..
  9. ncbi request reprint Rapid single-colony whole-genome sequencing of bacterial pathogens
    Claudio U Köser
    Department of Medicine, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
    J Antimicrob Chemother 69:1275-81. 2014
    ..We have eliminated this rate-limiting step by developing a protocol to generate DNA libraries for whole-genome sequencing directly from single bacterial colonies grown on primary culture plates...
  10. pmc Whole-genome sequencing for analysis of an outbreak of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: a descriptive study
    Simon R Harris
    Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge, UK
    Lancet Infect Dis 13:130-6. 2013
    ..We assessed the use of whole-genome sequencing to enhance detection of MRSA transmission between these settings...