S J Hutchinson

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Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Modeling the current and future disease burden of hepatitis C among injection drug users in Scotland
    Sharon J Hutchinson
    Health Protection Scotland, Glasgow, UK
    Hepatology 42:711-23. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint Review of models used to predict the future numbers of individuals with severe hepatitis C disease: therapeutic and cost implications
    Sharon J Hutchinson
    Health Protection Scotland, Clifton House, Clifton Place, Glasgow G3 7LN, UK and Department of Statistics and Modelling Science, University of Strathclyde, UK
    Expert Rev Pharmacoecon Outcomes Res 6:627-39. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint Hepatitis C virus infection in Scotland: epidemiological review and public health challenges
    S J Hutchinson
    Health Protection Scotland, Glasgow, UK
    Scott Med J 51:8-15. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Influence of alcohol on the progression of hepatitis C virus infection: a meta-analysis
    Sharon J Hutchinson
    Health Protection Scotland, Clifton House, Clifton Place, Glasgow G3 7LN, Scotland, UK
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 3:1150-9. 2005
  5. pmc Hepatitis C virus infection among injecting drug users in Scotland: a review of prevalence and incidence data and the methods used to generate them
    K M Roy
    Health Protection Scotland, Clifton House, Clifton Place, Glasgow, Scotland
    Epidemiol Infect 135:433-42. 2007
  6. doi request reprint Diagnosis of hepatitis C virus infection in Scotland's injecting drug user population
    S A McDonald
    Health Protection Scotland, Glasgow, UK
    Epidemiol Infect 138:393-402. 2010
  7. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of a general practice based hepatitis C virus screening intervention
    E M Anderson
    Public Health Protection Unit, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Glasgow, UK
    Scott Med J 54:3-7. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Identifying former injecting drug users infected with hepatitis C: an evaluation of a general practice-based case-finding intervention
    B L Cullen
    Health Protection Scotland, Clifton House, Clifton Place, Glasgow G3 7LN, UK
    J Public Health (Oxf) 34:14-23. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Uptake of hepatitis C antibody testing in patients with end-stage liver disease in Glasgow, 1993-2007
    S A McDonald
    Health Protection Scotland, Clifton House, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
    J Viral Hepat 18:e61-5. 2011
  10. doi request reprint The influence of hepatitis C and alcohol on liver-related morbidity and mortality in Glasgow's injecting drug user population
    S A McDonald
    Health Protection Scotland, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
    J Viral Hepat 18:e126-33. 2011

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Publications27

  1. ncbi request reprint Modeling the current and future disease burden of hepatitis C among injection drug users in Scotland
    Sharon J Hutchinson
    Health Protection Scotland, Glasgow, UK
    Hepatology 42:711-23. 2005
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  2. ncbi request reprint Review of models used to predict the future numbers of individuals with severe hepatitis C disease: therapeutic and cost implications
    Sharon J Hutchinson
    Health Protection Scotland, Clifton House, Clifton Place, Glasgow G3 7LN, UK and Department of Statistics and Modelling Science, University of Strathclyde, UK
    Expert Rev Pharmacoecon Outcomes Res 6:627-39. 2006
    ..In this article, the authors review published forecasting studies to examine the different methods adopted and results produced...
  3. ncbi request reprint Hepatitis C virus infection in Scotland: epidemiological review and public health challenges
    S J Hutchinson
    Health Protection Scotland, Glasgow, UK
    Scott Med J 51:8-15. 2006
    ..In 2004, Scotland's Health Minister stated that the hepatitis C virus (HCV) "is one of the most serious and significant public health risks of our generation"...
  4. ncbi request reprint Influence of alcohol on the progression of hepatitis C virus infection: a meta-analysis
    Sharon J Hutchinson
    Health Protection Scotland, Clifton House, Clifton Place, Glasgow G3 7LN, Scotland, UK
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 3:1150-9. 2005
    ..The aim was to perform a meta-analysis to quantify the effect of alcohol on cirrhosis risk among persons infected with HCV...
  5. pmc Hepatitis C virus infection among injecting drug users in Scotland: a review of prevalence and incidence data and the methods used to generate them
    K M Roy
    Health Protection Scotland, Clifton House, Clifton Place, Glasgow, Scotland
    Epidemiol Infect 135:433-42. 2007
    ..The prevention of HCV among IDUs continues to be one of Scotland's major public health challenges...
  6. doi request reprint Diagnosis of hepatitis C virus infection in Scotland's injecting drug user population
    S A McDonald
    Health Protection Scotland, Glasgow, UK
    Epidemiol Infect 138:393-402. 2010
    ..It is essential that the deployment of resources for identifying at-risk IDUs with a view to offering antiviral therapy is guided by evidence...
  7. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of a general practice based hepatitis C virus screening intervention
    E M Anderson
    Public Health Protection Unit, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Glasgow, UK
    Scott Med J 54:3-7. 2009
    ..In 2003 an estimated 37,500 of Scotland's population was chronically infected with HCV; 44% were undiagnosed former injecting drug users (IDU)--a priority group for antiviral therapy...
  8. doi request reprint Identifying former injecting drug users infected with hepatitis C: an evaluation of a general practice-based case-finding intervention
    B L Cullen
    Health Protection Scotland, Clifton House, Clifton Place, Glasgow G3 7LN, UK
    J Public Health (Oxf) 34:14-23. 2012
    ..In Scotland, a general practice-based case-finding initiative, to diagnose and refer hepatitis C virus (HCV) chronically infected former injecting drug users (IDUs), was evaluated...
  9. doi request reprint Uptake of hepatitis C antibody testing in patients with end-stage liver disease in Glasgow, 1993-2007
    S A McDonald
    Health Protection Scotland, Clifton House, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
    J Viral Hepat 18:e61-5. 2011
    ..2). Twenty-eight per cent of the HCV testees aged 25-44 years were HCV infected. These results highlight the continuing need for raising awareness among medical professionals for comprehensive HCV testing in patients with liver disease...
  10. doi request reprint The influence of hepatitis C and alcohol on liver-related morbidity and mortality in Glasgow's injecting drug user population
    S A McDonald
    Health Protection Scotland, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
    J Viral Hepat 18:e126-33. 2011
    ..Within Glasgow's IDU population, HCV positivity is associated with an increased risk of a liver-related outcome, but this is not observed for those IDUs whose problem alcohol use already increases their risk...
  11. doi request reprint Excess morbidity in the hepatitis C-diagnosed population in Scotland, 1991-2006
    S A McDonald
    Health Protection Scotland, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
    Epidemiol Infect 139:344-53. 2011
    ..This study has revealed substantial excess all-cause and liver-related morbidity in the Scottish HCV-diagnosed population, even after allowing for deprivation...
  12. pmc A record-linkage study of the development of hepatocellular carcinoma in persons with hepatitis C infection in Scotland
    S A McDonald
    Health Protection Scotland, Clifton House, Clifton Place, Glasgow G3 7LN, UK
    Br J Cancer 99:805-10. 2008
    ..Owing to the advancing age of the Scottish HCV-diagnosed population, the annual number of HCC cases is projected to increase, with a consequent increasing burden on the public healthcare system...
  13. ncbi request reprint One-year follow-up of opiate injectors treated with oral methadone in a GP-centred programme
    S J Hutchinson
    Scottish Centre for Infection and Environmental Health, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
    Addiction 95:1055-68. 2000
    ..To examine changes in drug-related behaviour in opiate-dependent injectors treated with oral methadone, in a shared care scheme where consumption of the daily dose is usually supervised by a community pharmacist...
  14. pmc Prevalence of hepatitis C among injectors in Scotland 1989-2000: declining trends among young injectors halt in the late 1990s
    S J Hutchinson
    Scottish Centre for Infection and Environmental Health, Glasgow, UK
    Epidemiol Infect 128:473-7. 2002
    ..05). The findings highlight that existing harm reduction measures, acknowledged as having helped to reduce the spread of HCV, are not sufficient to bring this epidemic under control and reduce transmission to sporadic levels...
  15. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with injecting risk behaviour among serial community-wide samples of injecting drug users in Glasgow 1990-94: implications for control and prevention of blood-borne viruses
    S J Hutchinson
    Scottish Centre for Infection and Environmental Health, Glasgow, UK
    Addiction 95:931-40. 2000
    ..To examine the association between recipient-sharing of needles and syringes and demographic characteristics, injecting behaviour and needle and syringe exchange utilisation...
  16. pmc Hepatitis C virus among childbearing women in Scotland: prevalence, deprivation, and diagnosis
    S J Hutchinson
    Scottish Centre for Infection and Environmental Health, and Public Health and Health Policy Section, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK
    Gut 53:593-8. 2004
    ..A) To examine the prevalence and demographic characteristics of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection among childbearing women in Scotland; and (B) to determine the extent of maternal HCV infection diagnosed prior to birth...
  17. ncbi request reprint Comparison of deaths related to Hepatitis C and AIDS in Scotland
    N E Palmateer
    Health Protection Scotland, Glasgow, UK
    J Viral Hepat 14:870-4. 2007
    ..Increased diagnosis and treatment of eligible HCV-infected individuals will be required if we wish to mitigate the future impact of HCV morbidity and mortality...
  18. ncbi request reprint Hepatitis C: What lies ahead and can we afford it?
    H Howie
    Public Health Unit, NHS Grampian, Aberdeen AB15 6RE, UK
    J Viral Hepat 11:28-33. 2004
    ..There will be an increasing number of people with severe liver disease in the next 10-20 years and we need to invest now in primary prevention and effective treatment strategies to reduce the burden of disease in the future...
  19. doi request reprint Hepatitis B prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care: a review
    E J Aspinall
    Health Protection Scotland, NHS National Services Scotland, Meridian Court, 5 Cadogan Street, Glasgow G2 6QU, UK
    Occup Med (Lond) 61:531-40. 2011
    ..However, it remains a significant risk in developing countries reflecting the higher prevalence of CHB, limited access to HBV vaccination and PEP and a lack of adherence to standard infection control precautions...
  20. ncbi request reprint Potential for reported needlestick injury prevention among healthcare workers through safety device usage and improvement of guideline adherence: expert panel assessment
    B L Cullen
    Health Protection Scotland, Glasgow, UK
    J Hosp Infect 63:445-51. 2006
    ..The study's findings support the need for improvements to staff's adherence to needlestick injury guidelines and appropriate implementation of safety devices for venepuncture and injection administration...
  21. pmc Determinants of universal adolescent hepatitis B vaccine uptake
    L A Wallace
    Scottish Centre for Infection and Environmental Health, Clifton House, Clifton Place, Glasgow G3 7LN, UK
    Arch Dis Child 89:1041-2. 2004
    ..This was less pronounced for receipt of two doses. Thus, there are implications for future policy; if universal vaccination is approved, a licensed two dose schedule would be most appropriate in this setting...
  22. doi request reprint A time since onset of injection model for hepatitis C spread amongst injecting drug users
    S Corson
    Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Strathclyde, Livingstone Tower, 26 Richmond Street, Glasgow G1 1XH, UK
    J Math Biol 66:935-78. 2013
    ..The numerical results suggest that if R₀ > 1 and the disease is initially present then the system will tend to the unique endemic equilibrium...
  23. ncbi request reprint Gauging acceptance of a hepatitis C test by family planning clinic attendees in Glasgow, UK
    Laura Sharp
    Health Protection Scotland, Glasgow, UK
    J Fam Plann Reprod Health Care 33:263-6. 2007
    ..Mother-to-child transmission of HCV could, however, be reduced if infected women planning to have children underwent a course of therapy prior to conception...
  24. ncbi request reprint Prior information in behavioral capture-recapture methods: demographic influences on drug injectors' propensity to be listed in data sources and their drug-related mortality
    Ruth King
    Centre for Research into Ecological and Environmental Modelling, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, United Kingdom
    Am J Epidemiol 162:694-703. 2005
    ..The authors recommend that demographic influences be accommodated in behavioral capture-recapture estimation, especially when it is a prelude to secondary analysis, such as the analysis of drug-related death rates presented here...
  25. ncbi request reprint Sudden rise in uptake of hepatitis B vaccination among injecting drug users associated with a universal vaccine programme in prisons
    Sharon J Hutchinson
    Scottish Centre for Infection and Environmental Health, Clifton House, Clifton Place, Glasgow G3 7LN, UK
    Vaccine 23:210-4. 2004
    ..Our results indicate that the universal offer of vaccination to all prisoners, within two years of the initiative's implementation, has had a dramatic impact on uptake among IDUs...
  26. ncbi request reprint Drug-related deaths by region, sex, and age group per 100 injecting drug users in Scotland, 2000-01
    Sheila M Bird
    MRC Biostatistics Unit, Cambridge, UK
    Lancet 362:941-4. 2003
    ..We assessed the effect of region, sex, and age group on drug-related deaths in Scotland per 100 injecting drug users...
  27. ncbi request reprint Male drugs-related deaths in the fortnight after release from prison: Scotland, 1996-99
    Sheila M Bird
    MRC Biostatistics Unit, Robinson Way, Cambridge CB2 2SR, UK
    Addiction 98:185-90. 2003
    ....