A Roderick Escombe

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Affiliation: Imperial College
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Tuberculosis transmission risk and infection control in a hospital emergency department in Lima, Peru
    A R Escombe
    Department of Infectious Diseases and Immunity and Wellcome Trust Centre for Clinical Tropical Medicine, Imperial College London, London, UK
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 14:1120-6. 2010
  2. pmc Evaluation of bleach-sedimentation for sterilising and concentrating Mycobacterium tuberculosis in sputum specimens
    Rusheng Chew
    IFHAD Innovation For Health And Development, London, UK
    BMC Infect Dis 11:269. 2011
  3. pmc Natural ventilation for the prevention of airborne contagion
    A Roderick Escombe
    Department of Infectious Diseases and Immunity, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS Med 4:e68. 2007
  4. pmc The detection of airborne transmission of tuberculosis from HIV-infected patients, using an in vivo air sampling model
    A Roderick Escombe
    Department of Infectious Diseases and Immunity, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
    Clin Infect Dis 44:1349-57. 2007
  5. pmc Upper-room ultraviolet light and negative air ionization to prevent tuberculosis transmission
    A Roderick Escombe
    Department of Infectious Diseases and Immunity, Imperial College London, UK
    PLoS Med 6:e43. 2009
  6. pmc The infectiousness of tuberculosis patients coinfected with HIV
    A Roderick Escombe
    Department of Infectious Diseases and Immunity, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
    PLoS Med 5:e188. 2008
  7. pmc Microscopic-observation drug-susceptibility assay for the diagnosis of TB
    David A J Moore
    Department of Infectious Diseases and Immunity and the Wellcome Centre for Clinical Tropical Medicine, Imperial College London, Faculty of Medicine Hammersmith Campus, London, United Kingdom
    N Engl J Med 355:1539-50. 2006
  8. pmc Infrequent MODS TB culture cross-contamination in a high-burden resource-poor setting
    David A J Moore
    Department of Infectious Diseases and Immunity, Imperial College London Wellcome Centre for Clinical Tropical Medicine, W12 0NN London, UK
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 56:35-43. 2006
  9. pmc Zinc cream and reliability of tuberculosis skin testing
    V Bhargavi Rao
    Imperial College London, London, UK
    Emerg Infect Dis 13:1101-4. 2007
  10. pmc Tuberculosis diagnosis and multidrug resistance testing by direct sputum culture in selective broth without decontamination or centrifugation
    Louis Grandjean
    Departamento de Microbiologia, Facultad de Ciencias, Laboratorios de Investigación y Desarrollo, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru
    J Clin Microbiol 46:2339-44. 2008

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  1. ncbi request reprint Tuberculosis transmission risk and infection control in a hospital emergency department in Lima, Peru
    A R Escombe
    Department of Infectious Diseases and Immunity and Wellcome Trust Centre for Clinical Tropical Medicine, Imperial College London, London, UK
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 14:1120-6. 2010
    ..Overcrowded emergency departments (EDs) are used by undiagnosed tuberculosis (TB) patients. TB infection control measures are seldom prioritized, making EDs potential foci of unrecognised nosocomial transmission...
  2. pmc Evaluation of bleach-sedimentation for sterilising and concentrating Mycobacterium tuberculosis in sputum specimens
    Rusheng Chew
    IFHAD Innovation For Health And Development, London, UK
    BMC Infect Dis 11:269. 2011
    ..We studied gravity bleach-sedimentation effects on safety, sensitivity, speed and reliability of smear-microscopy...
  3. pmc Natural ventilation for the prevention of airborne contagion
    A Roderick Escombe
    Department of Infectious Diseases and Immunity, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS Med 4:e68. 2007
    ..Natural ventilation may offer a low-cost alternative. Our objective was to investigate the rates, determinants, and effects of natural ventilation in health care settings...
  4. pmc The detection of airborne transmission of tuberculosis from HIV-infected patients, using an in vivo air sampling model
    A Roderick Escombe
    Department of Infectious Diseases and Immunity, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
    Clin Infect Dis 44:1349-57. 2007
    ..We created an in vivo air sampling model to study airborne transmission of tuberculosis from patients coinfected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and to evaluate environmental control measures...
  5. pmc Upper-room ultraviolet light and negative air ionization to prevent tuberculosis transmission
    A Roderick Escombe
    Department of Infectious Diseases and Immunity, Imperial College London, UK
    PLoS Med 6:e43. 2009
    ..We evaluated the efficacy of upper-room ultraviolet (UV) lights and negative air ionization for preventing airborne TB transmission using a guinea pig air-sampling model to measure the TB infectiousness of ward air...
  6. pmc The infectiousness of tuberculosis patients coinfected with HIV
    A Roderick Escombe
    Department of Infectious Diseases and Immunity, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
    PLoS Med 5:e188. 2008
    ..Recently we recreated this model in Lima, Perú, and in this paper we report the use of molecular fingerprinting to investigate patient infectiousness in the current era of HIV infection and multidrug-resistant (MDR) TB...
  7. pmc Microscopic-observation drug-susceptibility assay for the diagnosis of TB
    David A J Moore
    Department of Infectious Diseases and Immunity and the Wellcome Centre for Clinical Tropical Medicine, Imperial College London, Faculty of Medicine Hammersmith Campus, London, United Kingdom
    N Engl J Med 355:1539-50. 2006
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  8. pmc Infrequent MODS TB culture cross-contamination in a high-burden resource-poor setting
    David A J Moore
    Department of Infectious Diseases and Immunity, Imperial College London Wellcome Centre for Clinical Tropical Medicine, W12 0NN London, UK
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 56:35-43. 2006
    ..Low rates of cross-contamination are achievable in mycobacterial laboratories in resource-poor settings even when a large proportion of samples are infectious and highly sensitive liquid culture-based diagnostics such as MODS are used...
  9. pmc Zinc cream and reliability of tuberculosis skin testing
    V Bhargavi Rao
    Imperial College London, London, UK
    Emerg Infect Dis 13:1101-4. 2007
    ..Zinc deficiency caused false-negative skin-test results, and topical zinc supplementation augmented antimycobacterial immune responses enough to improve diagnosis...
  10. pmc Tuberculosis diagnosis and multidrug resistance testing by direct sputum culture in selective broth without decontamination or centrifugation
    Louis Grandjean
    Departamento de Microbiologia, Facultad de Ciencias, Laboratorios de Investigación y Desarrollo, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru
    J Clin Microbiol 46:2339-44. 2008
    ..Compared to that of conventional culture, direct culture has reduced sensitivity because of bacterial overgrowth, but in basic laboratories this deficit may be outweighed by the ease of use...
  11. pmc Tuberculosis mortality, drug resistance, and infectiousness in patients with and without HIV infection in Peru
    Vivian Kawai
    Asociacion Benefica PRISMA, Lima, Peru
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 75:1027-33. 2006
    ..Furthermore, early and rapid tuberculosis drug-susceptibility testing and infection control are required so that MDRTB can be appropriately treated early enough to reduce mortality and transmission...
  12. pmc La cuerda dulce--a tolerability and acceptability study of a novel approach to specimen collection for diagnosis of paediatric pulmonary tuberculosis
    Felicia Chow
    Asociación Benéfica Proyectos en Informática, Salud, Medicina, y Agricultura AB PRISMA, Lima, Peru
    BMC Infect Dis 6:67. 2006
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