Affiliation: Manchester Metropolitan University
- Gastrostomy site infections: dealing with a common problemValerie Edwards-Jones
Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
Br J Community Nurs . 2013..A good gastrostomy site care pathway plan is required to maintain a healthy site and appropriate treatment required to minimize the infection risk...
- Hydrodebridement of wounds: effectiveness in reducing wound bacterial contamination and potential for air bacterial contaminationFrank L Bowling
Department of Medicine Manchester Royal Infirmary, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
J Foot Ankle Res 2:13. 2009..The purpose of this study was to assess the level of air contamination with bacteria after surgical hydrodebridement and to determine the effectiveness of hydro surgery on bacterial reduction of a simulated infected wound...
- The benefits of silver in hygiene, personal care and healthcareV Edwards-Jones
Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK
Lett Appl Microbiol 49:147-52. 2009..This is important in an age when multiple antibiotic-resistant bacteria are becoming prevalent...
- Antimicrobial and barrier effects of silver against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureusV Edwards-Jones
Research Development Unit, St Augustine s, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK
J Wound Care 15:285-90. 2006....
- The effect of essential oils on methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus using a dressing modelV Edwards-Jones
Department of Biological Sciences, The Manchester Metropolitan University, Chester Street, Manchester, M15GD, UK
Burns 30:772-7. 2004..aureus (Oxford strain). This study demonstrates the potential of essential oils and essential oil vapours as antibacterial agents and for use in the treatment of MRSA infection...
- What's new in burn microbiology? James Laing Memorial Prize Essay 2000Valerie Edwards-Jones
Department of Biological Sciences, Manchester Metropolitan University, Chester Street, M1 5GD, Manchester, UK
Burns 29:15-24. 2003..The impact of new methods for earlier detection of infectious agents that could change future practices in burn care is also described...
- A survey into toxic shock syndrome (TSS) in UK burns unitsV Edwards-Jones
Department of Biological Sciences, Manchester Metropolitan University, Chester Street, Manchester, UK
Burns 26:323-33. 2000..No association between the management of the burn wound and subsequent development of TSS could be established...
- Rapid discrimination between methicillin-sensitive and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus by intact cell mass spectrometryV Edwards-Jones
Department of Biological Sciences, Manchester Metropolitan University
J Med Microbiol 49:295-300. 2000..ICMS may have potential for MRSA identification and typing, and may improve infection control measures...
- Intact cell mass spectrometry (ICMS) used to type methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: media effects and inter-laboratory reproducibilityJ Walker
Department of Biological Sciences, Manchester Metropolitan University, Chester Street, Manchester M1 5GD, UK
J Microbiol Methods 48:117-26. 2002..These results demonstrate ICMS with appropriate media selection is a rapid and reproducible technique for identification and discrimination of MRSA...
- Vapour-phase activities of essential oils against antibiotic sensitive and resistant bacteria including MRSAA L Doran
School of Biology, Chemistry and Health Science, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK
Lett Appl Microbiol 48:387-92. 2009..To determine whether essential oil (EO) vapours could reduce surface and airborne levels of bacteria including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)...
- Toxic shock syndrome toxin-1 (TSST-1) antibody levels in burned childrenC Childs
MRC Trauma Group, Regional Paediatric Burns Unit, Booth Hall Children s Hospital, Manchester, UK
Burns 25:473-6. 1999..04-4.0 years are reported. At the time of admission to the unit 50% of the children had IgG antibodies to TSST-1. A higher number of young burned children had antibodies to TSST-1 than expected...
- Detection of antibodies to Staphylococcus aureus Toxic Shock Syndrome Toxin-1 using a competitive agglutination inhibition assayV Javid Khojasteh
Biosciences Research Institute, School of Environment and Life Sciences, University of Salford, Salford, Lancs M5 4WT, UK
Lett Appl Microbiol 36:372-6. 2003..To develop a competitive agglutination inhibition assay (CAIA) for the detection of anti-Toxic Shock Syndrome Toxin-1 (TSST-1) antibody in serum samples using a commercially available reverse passive agglutination assay (RPLA) kit...
- Simultaneous detection of Neisseria meningitidis, Haemophilus influenzae, and Streptococcus pneumoniae in suspected cases of meningitis and septicemia using real-time PCRC E Corless
Meningococcal Reference Unit, Manchester Public Health Laboratory, Withington Hospital, Manchester M20 2LR, United Kingdom
J Clin Microbiol 39:1553-8. 2001..The ctrA primer set used in the multiplex PCR was found to be more sensitive (P < 0.0001) than the ctrA primers that had been used for meningococcal PCR testing at that time...
- Prevalence of toxin producing strains of Staphylococcus aureus in a pediatric burns unitV Javid Khojasteh
Biomedical Sciences Research Institute, School of Environment and Life Sciences, University of Salford, The Crescent, Salford M5 4WT, UK
Burns 33:334-40. 2007..aureus strains with a different toxin production pattern. The results show that airborne transmission may be a route for infection by S. aureus and is responsible for contaminating the environment...
- Optimisation of intact cell MALDI method for fingerprinting of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureusKathryn A Jackson
Shimadzu Biotech, Trafford Wharf Rd Manchester M17 1GP, UK
J Microbiol Methods 62:273-84. 2005....