R Cunningham

Summary

Affiliation: Derriford Hospital
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc Routine antenatal screening for hepatitis B using pooled sera: validation and review of 10 years experience
    R Cunningham
    Plymouth Public Health Laboratory, Derriford Hospital, UK
    J Clin Pathol 51:392-5. 1998
  2. pmc Improved rate of isolation of Neisseria meningitidis by direct plating of pharyngeal swabs
    R Cunningham
    Plymouth Public Health Laboratory, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, United Kingdom
    J Clin Microbiol 39:4575-6. 2001
  3. ncbi request reprint Proton pump inhibitors as a risk factor for Clostridium difficile diarrhoea
    R Cunningham
    Plymouth Public Health Laboratory, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, UK
    J Hosp Infect 54:243-5. 2003
  4. ncbi request reprint Effect on MRSA transmission of rapid PCR testing of patients admitted to critical care
    R Cunningham
    Department of Microbiology and Infection Control, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, UK
    J Hosp Infect 65:24-8. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Is over-use of proton pump inhibitors fuelling the current epidemic of Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhoea?
    R Cunningham
    Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, UK
    J Hosp Infect 70:1-6. 2008
  6. doi request reprint Impact of preoperative screening for meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus by real-time polymerase chain reaction in patients undergoing cardiac surgery
    S Jog
    Department of Microbiology and Infection Prevention and Control, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, UK
    J Hosp Infect 69:124-30. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Carriage of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus among patients admitted with fractured neck of femur
    J Greig
    J Hosp Infect 66:187-9. 2007
  8. pmc Gemella haemolysans acute postoperative endophthalmitis
    S V Raman
    Br J Ophthalmol 87:1192-3. 2003
  9. doi request reprint Outbreaks of hepatitis A in England and Wales associated with two co-circulating hepatitis A virus strains
    Siew Lin Ngui
    Virus Reference Department, Health Protection Agency, London, United Kingdom
    J Med Virol 80:1181-8. 2008

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Publications9

  1. pmc Routine antenatal screening for hepatitis B using pooled sera: validation and review of 10 years experience
    R Cunningham
    Plymouth Public Health Laboratory, Derriford Hospital, UK
    J Clin Pathol 51:392-5. 1998
    ..To validate the sensitivity of universal antenatal screening for hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) by testing pools of 10 sera, and to review 10 years' experience using this method...
  2. pmc Improved rate of isolation of Neisseria meningitidis by direct plating of pharyngeal swabs
    R Cunningham
    Plymouth Public Health Laboratory, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, United Kingdom
    J Clin Microbiol 39:4575-6. 2001
    ..A comparison of these methods used with 490 high school students found a significantly higher carriage rate with direct plating (11.8 versus 6.1%; P < 0.001)...
  3. ncbi request reprint Proton pump inhibitors as a risk factor for Clostridium difficile diarrhoea
    R Cunningham
    Plymouth Public Health Laboratory, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, UK
    J Hosp Infect 54:243-5. 2003
    ..difficile diarrhoea (odds ratio 2.5, 95% CI 1.5-4.2). Reduction of unnecessary PPI use may be an additional strategy to reduce the incidence of this infection...
  4. ncbi request reprint Effect on MRSA transmission of rapid PCR testing of patients admitted to critical care
    R Cunningham
    Department of Microbiology and Infection Control, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, UK
    J Hosp Infect 65:24-8. 2007
    ..PCR screening for MRSA on admission to critical care units is feasible in routine clinical practice, provides quicker results than culture-based screening and is associated with a significant reduction in subsequent MRSA transmission...
  5. ncbi request reprint Is over-use of proton pump inhibitors fuelling the current epidemic of Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhoea?
    R Cunningham
    Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, UK
    J Hosp Infect 70:1-6. 2008
    ..We conclude that restricting PPI use to patients with an appropriate indication would reduce unnecessary expenditure on these agents, and might be an additional means of controlling the current epidemic of CDAD...
  6. doi request reprint Impact of preoperative screening for meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus by real-time polymerase chain reaction in patients undergoing cardiac surgery
    S Jog
    Department of Microbiology and Infection Prevention and Control, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, UK
    J Hosp Infect 69:124-30. 2008
    ..77; 95% confidence interval: 0.056-0.95). PCR screening combined with suppression of MRSA at the time of cardiac surgery is feasible in routine clinical practice and is associated with a significant reduction in subsequent MRSA SSIs...
  7. ncbi request reprint Carriage of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus among patients admitted with fractured neck of femur
    J Greig
    J Hosp Infect 66:187-9. 2007
  8. pmc Gemella haemolysans acute postoperative endophthalmitis
    S V Raman
    Br J Ophthalmol 87:1192-3. 2003
  9. doi request reprint Outbreaks of hepatitis A in England and Wales associated with two co-circulating hepatitis A virus strains
    Siew Lin Ngui
    Virus Reference Department, Health Protection Agency, London, United Kingdom
    J Med Virol 80:1181-8. 2008
    ..0001). The association of the outbreaks to two geographically restricted strains implicates two principal transmission pathways associated with injecting behavior. Identifying these routes may be conducive to preventing further outbreaks...