Katherine J Hardy

Summary

Affiliation: Birmingham Heartlands Hospital
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc Use of variations in staphylococcal interspersed repeat units for molecular typing of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains
    Katherine J Hardy
    West Midlands Public Health Laboratory, Health Protection Agency, Heartlands Hospital, Bordesley Green East, Birmingham, UK
    J Clin Microbiol 44:271-3. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Rapid recontamination with MRSA of the environment of an intensive care unit after decontamination with hydrogen peroxide vapour
    K J Hardy
    West Midlands Public Health Laboratory, Health Protection Agency, Heartlands Hospital, Bordesley Green East, Birmingham, UK
    J Hosp Infect 66:360-8. 2007
  3. pmc Utilizing rapid multiple-locus variable-number tandem-repeat analysis typing to aid control of hospital-acquired Clostridium difficile Infection: a multicenter study
    Katherine Hardy
    West Midlands Public Health Laboratory, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham, UK
    J Clin Microbiol 50:3244-8. 2012
  4. ncbi request reprint A study of the relationship between environmental contamination with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and patients' acquisition of MRSA
    Katherine J Hardy
    West Midlands Public Health Laboratory, Health Protection Agency, Heartlands Hospital, Bordesley Green East, Birmingham, B9 5SS, UK
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 27:127-32. 2006
  5. pmc A study of the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of MRSA screening and monitoring on surgical wards using a new, rapid molecular test (EMMS)
    Katherine J Hardy
    West Midlands Public Health Laboratory, Health Protection Agency, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, Bordesley Green East, Birmingham, B9 5SS, UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 7:160. 2007
  6. doi request reprint Reduction in the rate of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus acquisition in surgical wards by rapid screening for colonization: a prospective, cross-over study
    Katherine Hardy
    West Midlands Public Health Laboratory, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham, UK
    Clin Microbiol Infect 16:333-9. 2010
  7. doi request reprint Reducing Clostridium difficile through early identification of clusters and the use of a standardised set of interventions
    K J Hardy
    West Midlands Public Health Laboratory, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham B9 5SS, UK
    J Hosp Infect 75:277-81. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Epidemiological typing of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates from Pakistan and India
    Sahida Shabir
    West Midlands Public Health Laboratory, Health Protection Agency, Heart of England Foundation Trust, Bordesley Green East, Birmingham B9 5SS, UK
    J Med Microbiol 59:330-7. 2010
  9. pmc Coexistence of multiple multilocus variable-number tandem-repeat analysis subtypes of Clostridium difficile PCR ribotype 027 strains within fecal specimens
    Hannah E Tanner
    Health Protection Agency, West Midlands Public Health Laboratory, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham B9 5SS, United Kingdom
    J Clin Microbiol 48:985-7. 2010
  10. doi request reprint Rapid, automated epidemiological typing of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
    Claire L McMurray
    Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, Heartlands Hospital, Bordesley Green East, Birmingham, B9 5SS, United Kingdom
    J Microbiol Methods 80:109-11. 2010

Detail Information

Publications10

  1. pmc Use of variations in staphylococcal interspersed repeat units for molecular typing of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains
    Katherine J Hardy
    West Midlands Public Health Laboratory, Health Protection Agency, Heartlands Hospital, Bordesley Green East, Birmingham, UK
    J Clin Microbiol 44:271-3. 2006
    ..The current study illustrates its ability to distinguish between strains within an endemic setting thereby providing a rapid transportable typing method for the identification of transmission events...
  2. ncbi request reprint Rapid recontamination with MRSA of the environment of an intensive care unit after decontamination with hydrogen peroxide vapour
    K J Hardy
    West Midlands Public Health Laboratory, Health Protection Agency, Heartlands Hospital, Bordesley Green East, Birmingham, UK
    J Hosp Infect 66:360-8. 2007
    ....
  3. pmc Utilizing rapid multiple-locus variable-number tandem-repeat analysis typing to aid control of hospital-acquired Clostridium difficile Infection: a multicenter study
    Katherine Hardy
    West Midlands Public Health Laboratory, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham, UK
    J Clin Microbiol 50:3244-8. 2012
    ..9% in the control. The study demonstrated the utility of rapidly typing C. difficile strains, demonstrating that it aided the management of clusters, enabling effective targeting of infection control resources...
  4. ncbi request reprint A study of the relationship between environmental contamination with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and patients' acquisition of MRSA
    Katherine J Hardy
    West Midlands Public Health Laboratory, Health Protection Agency, Heartlands Hospital, Bordesley Green East, Birmingham, B9 5SS, UK
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 27:127-32. 2006
    ..The study aimed to examine the presence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in the environment and its relationship to patients' acquisition of MRSA...
  5. pmc A study of the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of MRSA screening and monitoring on surgical wards using a new, rapid molecular test (EMMS)
    Katherine J Hardy
    West Midlands Public Health Laboratory, Health Protection Agency, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, Bordesley Green East, Birmingham, B9 5SS, UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 7:160. 2007
    ....
  6. doi request reprint Reduction in the rate of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus acquisition in surgical wards by rapid screening for colonization: a prospective, cross-over study
    Katherine Hardy
    West Midlands Public Health Laboratory, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham, UK
    Clin Microbiol Infect 16:333-9. 2010
    ..This result was achieved in a routine surgical service with high bed occupancy and low availability of isolation rooms, making it applicable to the majority of health-care systems worldwide...
  7. doi request reprint Reducing Clostridium difficile through early identification of clusters and the use of a standardised set of interventions
    K J Hardy
    West Midlands Public Health Laboratory, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham B9 5SS, UK
    J Hosp Infect 75:277-81. 2010
    ..By taking early action with a set of standardised measures the incidence of hospital-acquired CDI can be reduced...
  8. doi request reprint Epidemiological typing of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates from Pakistan and India
    Sahida Shabir
    West Midlands Public Health Laboratory, Health Protection Agency, Heart of England Foundation Trust, Bordesley Green East, Birmingham B9 5SS, UK
    J Med Microbiol 59:330-7. 2010
    ..The ability of SIRUs and PFGE to differentiate within ST239 demonstrates their utility in defining local epidemiology in these countries...
  9. pmc Coexistence of multiple multilocus variable-number tandem-repeat analysis subtypes of Clostridium difficile PCR ribotype 027 strains within fecal specimens
    Hannah E Tanner
    Health Protection Agency, West Midlands Public Health Laboratory, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham B9 5SS, United Kingdom
    J Clin Microbiol 48:985-7. 2010
    ..difficile infection cases...
  10. doi request reprint Rapid, automated epidemiological typing of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
    Claire L McMurray
    Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, Heartlands Hospital, Bordesley Green East, Birmingham, B9 5SS, United Kingdom
    J Microbiol Methods 80:109-11. 2010
    ....