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. 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
  7. 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
  8. ncbi request reprint Zero tolerance for healthcare-associated MRSA bacteraemia: is it realistic?
    M Estee Torok
    Department of Medicine, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK Department of Microbiology, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge, UK Public Health England, Clinical Microbiology and Public Health Laboratory, Cambridge, UK
    J Antimicrob Chemother 69:2238-45. 2014
  9. 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
  10. pmc 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

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Publications12

  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. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. ncbi request reprint Zero tolerance for healthcare-associated MRSA bacteraemia: is it realistic?
    M Estee Torok
    Department of Medicine, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK Department of Microbiology, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge, UK Public Health England, Clinical Microbiology and Public Health Laboratory, Cambridge, UK
    J Antimicrob Chemother 69:2238-45. 2014
    ..This may not be the case for healthcare-associated infections such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteraemia...
  9. 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. ..
  10. pmc 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...
  11. 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...