A Peter R Wilson

Summary

Affiliation: University College London
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc Adjunctive rifampicin to reduce early mortality from Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia (ARREST): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial
    Guy Thwaites
    Department of Infectious Diseases Centre for Clinical Infection and Diagnostics Research, Kings College London Guy s and St, Thomas Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London, England, United Kingdom
    Trials 13:241. 2012
  2. doi request reprint Recommendations for surveillance priorities for healthcare-associated infections and criteria for their conduct
    A P R Wilson
    Department of Clinical Microbiology, University College London Hospitals, 46 Cleveland Street, London W1T 4JF, UK
    J Antimicrob Chemother 67:i23-8. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint Postoperative surveillance, registration and classification of wound infection in cardiac surgery--experiences from Great Britain
    A P R Wilson
    Department of Clinical Microbiology, University College London Hospitals, London, UK
    APMIS 115:996-1000. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Reducing hospital-acquired infection by design: the new University College London Hospital
    A P R Wilson
    University College London Hospitals, London, UK
    J Hosp Infect 62:264-9. 2006
  5. doi request reprint The impact of enhanced cleaning within the intensive care unit on contamination of the near-patient environment with hospital pathogens: a randomized crossover study in critical care units in two hospitals
    A Peter R Wilson
    Departments of Microbiology and Infection Control, University College London Hospitals, London, United Kingdom
    Crit Care Med 39:651-8. 2011
  6. pmc Is natural ventilation a useful tool to prevent the airborne spread of TB?
    Peter Wilson
    Windeyer Institute of Medical Sciences, University College London Hospitals, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS Med 4:e77. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint In vitro susceptibility of Gram-positive pathogens to linezolid and teicoplanin and effect on outcome in critically ill patients
    A Peter R Wilson
    Department of Clinical Microbiology, University College London Hospitals, 46 Cleveland Street, London W1T 4JF, UK
    J Antimicrob Chemother 58:470-3. 2006
  8. pmc Surgical wound infection as a performance indicator: agreement of common definitions of wound infection in 4773 patients
    A P R Wilson
    Department of Clinical Microbiology, University College London Hospitals, London WC1E 6DB
    BMJ 329:720. 2004
  9. doi request reprint Laboratory and in-use assessment of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus contamination of ergonomic computer keyboards for ward use
    A Peter R Wilson
    Department of Microbiology, University College London Hospitals, London, UK
    Am J Infect Control 36:e19-25. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Isolation of patients in single rooms or cohorts to reduce spread of MRSA in intensive-care units: prospective two-centre study
    Jorge A Cepeda
    Department of Clinical Microbiology, University College London Hospitals, London W1T 4 JF, UK
    Lancet 365:295-304. 2005

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Publications33

  1. pmc Adjunctive rifampicin to reduce early mortality from Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia (ARREST): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial
    Guy Thwaites
    Department of Infectious Diseases Centre for Clinical Infection and Diagnostics Research, Kings College London Guy s and St, Thomas Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London, England, United Kingdom
    Trials 13:241. 2012
    ..Our aim is to determine whether adjunctive rifampicin reduces all-cause mortality within 14 days and bacteriological failure or death within 12 weeks from randomisation...
  2. doi request reprint Recommendations for surveillance priorities for healthcare-associated infections and criteria for their conduct
    A P R Wilson
    Department of Clinical Microbiology, University College London Hospitals, 46 Cleveland Street, London W1T 4JF, UK
    J Antimicrob Chemother 67:i23-8. 2012
    ..Mandatory reporting of bacteraemia due to E. coli and MSSA were introduced during 2011 and further extension of surveillance is likely...
  3. ncbi request reprint Postoperative surveillance, registration and classification of wound infection in cardiac surgery--experiences from Great Britain
    A P R Wilson
    Department of Clinical Microbiology, University College London Hospitals, London, UK
    APMIS 115:996-1000. 2007
    ..Often highlighting the problem is sufficient to reverse the trend, but the process of audit and control is becoming more important as accountability and performance is demanded by primary care providers and patients...
  4. ncbi request reprint Reducing hospital-acquired infection by design: the new University College London Hospital
    A P R Wilson
    University College London Hospitals, London, UK
    J Hosp Infect 62:264-9. 2006
    ..Stockley JM, Constantine CE, Orr KE, The Association of Medical Microbiologists' New Hospital Developments Project Group. Building new hospitals: a UK infection control perspective...
  5. doi request reprint The impact of enhanced cleaning within the intensive care unit on contamination of the near-patient environment with hospital pathogens: a randomized crossover study in critical care units in two hospitals
    A Peter R Wilson
    Departments of Microbiology and Infection Control, University College London Hospitals, London, United Kingdom
    Crit Care Med 39:651-8. 2011
    ..To determine the effect of enhanced cleaning of the near-patient environment on the isolation of hospital pathogens from the bed area and staff hands...
  6. pmc Is natural ventilation a useful tool to prevent the airborne spread of TB?
    Peter Wilson
    Windeyer Institute of Medical Sciences, University College London Hospitals, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS Med 4:e77. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint In vitro susceptibility of Gram-positive pathogens to linezolid and teicoplanin and effect on outcome in critically ill patients
    A Peter R Wilson
    Department of Clinical Microbiology, University College London Hospitals, 46 Cleveland Street, London W1T 4JF, UK
    J Antimicrob Chemother 58:470-3. 2006
    ..To determine the prevalence of teicoplanin and linezolid resistance amongst Gram-positive pathogens isolated in the intensive care unit (ICU) and the impact of any resistance on clinical outcome...
  8. pmc Surgical wound infection as a performance indicator: agreement of common definitions of wound infection in 4773 patients
    A P R Wilson
    Department of Clinical Microbiology, University College London Hospitals, London WC1E 6DB
    BMJ 329:720. 2004
    ..To assess the level of agreement between common definitions of wound infection that might be used as performance indicators...
  9. doi request reprint Laboratory and in-use assessment of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus contamination of ergonomic computer keyboards for ward use
    A Peter R Wilson
    Department of Microbiology, University College London Hospitals, London, UK
    Am J Infect Control 36:e19-25. 2008
    ..An ideal computer keyboard for clinical use would be easily cleanable and cleaned by staff, meet acceptable levels of usability, and not attract hospital bacteria...
  10. ncbi request reprint Isolation of patients in single rooms or cohorts to reduce spread of MRSA in intensive-care units: prospective two-centre study
    Jorge A Cepeda
    Department of Clinical Microbiology, University College London Hospitals, London W1T 4 JF, UK
    Lancet 365:295-304. 2005
    ..We aimed to assess the effectiveness of moving versus not moving infected or colonised patients in intensive-care units to prevent transmission of MRSA...
  11. ncbi request reprint Linezolid versus teicoplanin in the treatment of Gram-positive infections in the critically ill: a randomized, double-blind, multicentre study
    Jorge A Cepeda
    Department of Clinical Microbiology, Pharmacy Department, University College London Hospitals, Grafton Way, London WC1E 6DB, UK
    J Antimicrob Chemother 53:345-55. 2004
    ..A randomized, prospective study was therefore performed to compare linezolid with the glycopeptide antibiotic, teicoplanin, for the treatment of suspected or proven Gram-positive infections in an intensive care population...
  12. ncbi request reprint Impact of rapid molecular screening for meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in surgical wards
    M R S Keshtgar
    Department of Surgery, Windeyer Institute of Medical Sciences, University College London Hospitals Foundation Trust, London, UK
    Br J Surg 95:381-6. 2008
    ..This study aimed to establish the feasibility and cost-effectiveness of rapid molecular screening for hospital-acquired meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in surgical patients within a teaching hospital...
  13. ncbi request reprint Pharmacokinetic studies of linezolid and teicoplanin in the critically ill
    Tony Whitehouse
    Bloomsbury Institute of Intensive Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, University College London, London, UK
    J Antimicrob Chemother 55:333-40. 2005
    ..To determine the pharmacokinetic characteristics of linezolid and teicoplanin in critically ill patients...
  14. doi request reprint Effect of surface coating and finish upon the cleanability of bed rails and the spread of Staphylococcus aureus
    S Ali
    Department of Clinical Microbiology, University College London Hospital, London, UK
    J Hosp Infect 80:192-8. 2012
    ..Bacterial reservoirs in the near-patient environment are likely vectors of healthcare-acquired infection...
  15. doi request reprint Ward assessment of SmartIdeas Project: bringing source isolation to the patient
    G Moore
    Department of Clinical Microbiology, University College London Hospitals, London, UK
    J Hosp Infect 76:103-7. 2010
    ..The finding was confirmed by aerobiology tests at the Health Protection Agency Laboratory, Porton Down, UK. A trial of redesigned units is required to establish efficacy (Trial Identifier: ISRCTN02681602)...
  16. doi request reprint Clinical management of Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia
    Guy E Thwaites
    Centre for Molecular Microbiology and Infection, Imperial College, London, UK
    Lancet Infect Dis 11:208-22. 2011
    ..We discuss the consequences on clinical practice, and how these findings define the agenda for future clinical research...
  17. ncbi request reprint Reduction in wound infection rates by wound surveillance with postdischarge follow-up and feedback
    A P R Wilson
    Department of Clinical Microbiology, University College London Hospitals, London, UK
    Br J Surg 93:630-8. 2006
    ..Surgical wound surveillance with postdischarge follow-up is rarely done in the UK as it is seen as expensive. The aim of this study was to determine whether employing a dedicated team was effective and reduced costs...
  18. doi request reprint The use of adenosine triphosphate bioluminescence to assess the efficacy of a modified cleaning program implemented within an intensive care setting
    Ginny Moore
    Department of Microbiology, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom
    Am J Infect Control 38:617-22. 2010
    ..A total environmental cleaning system based on microfiber technology was implemented within 2 intensive care units (ICUs). The efficacy of this modified cleaning program was assessed using adenosine triphosphate (ATP) bioluminescence...
  19. ncbi request reprint Monitoring the occurrence of wound infections after cardiac surgery
    C Sherlaw-Johnson
    University College London, London, UK
    J Hosp Infect 65:307-13. 2007
    ..If used in real-time, problems with the care process can be quickly identified allowing timely remedial action to be taken...
  20. ncbi request reprint Comparison of four methods for detection of teicoplanin resistance in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
    R Charlesworth
    Department of Clinical Microbiology, University College London Hospitals, Windeyer Institute of Medical Sciences, London W1T 4JF, UK
    J Antimicrob Chemother 58:186-9. 2006
    ..To determine which method of determining the MIC of teicoplanin produces a result closely related to outcome in the critically ill patient...
  21. pmc Use of UV-C radiation to disinfect non-critical patient care items: a laboratory assessment of the Nanoclave Cabinet
    Ginny Moore
    Clinical Microbiology and Virology, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
    BMC Infect Dis 12:174. 2012
    ..Controlled laboratory studies were conducted to assess its ability to eradicate a range of potential pathogens including Clostridium difficile spores and Adenovirus from different types of surface...
  22. doi request reprint The effect of glove material upon the transfer of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus to and from a gloved hand
    Ginny Moore
    Clinical Microbiology and Virology, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
    Am J Infect Control 41:19-23. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to determine whether the type of glove worn by health care workers could influence the spread of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)...
  23. doi request reprint Automating the monitoring of surgical site infections using variable life-adjusted display charts
    C Vasilakis
    Clinical Operational Research Unit, University College London, London, UK
    J Hosp Infect 79:119-24. 2011
    ..We recommend adopting the tool and VLAD charts wherever surgical site surveillance is continuous...
  24. doi request reprint The efficacy of the inorganic copper-based biocide CuWB50 is compromised by hard water
    G Moore
    Department of Microbiology, University College Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
    Lett Appl Microbiol 46:655-60. 2008
    ..We sought to explain the unexpected failure of the inorganic copper-based biocide CuWB50 to effectively decontaminate microfibre cleaning cloths that became contaminated with Acinetobacter lwoffii...
  25. ncbi request reprint Short-course monotherapy strategy for treating bacteremia in the critically ill
    A Corona
    Bloomsbury Institute of Intensive Care Medicine, University College, London, UK
    Minerva Anestesiol 72:841-57. 2006
    ..g. endocarditis, osteomyelitis). The aim of this study is to assess our policy by monitoring the clinical response, relapse rate and patient outcome...
  26. ncbi request reprint Laundering of hospital staff uniforms at home
    S N Patel
    Department of Clinical Microbiology, Windeyer Institute of Medical Sciences, University College London Hospital, 46 Cleveland Street, London W1T 4JF, UK
    J Hosp Infect 62:89-93. 2006
    ..Domestic laundering of uniforms is an acceptable alternative to hospital laundering if combined with tumble drying or ironing...
  27. ncbi request reprint Is the MIC useful in deciding to treat endocarditis surgically?
    B I Walton
    Department of Cardiology, University College London Hospitals, London, UK
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 23:394-7. 2004
    ..There were no significant differences between bacterial pathogens in mortality, surgical referral or cure by medical treatment. The measurement of MIC appears prognostically important in deciding the surgical management of endocarditis...
  28. doi request reprint The type, level, and distribution of microorganisms within the ward environment: a zonal analysis of an intensive care unit and a gastrointestinal surgical ward
    Ginny Moore
    Clinical Microbiology and Virology, University College London Hospitals National Health Service Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 34:500-6. 2013
    ..CONCLUSIONS. In terms of cleaning, a hospital should not be considered a single entity. Different ward types should be treated as separate environments, and cleaning protocols should be adjusted accordingly...
  29. pmc The management of Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia in the United Kingdom and Vietnam: a multi-centre evaluation
    Guy E Thwaites
    Imperial College, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 5:e14170. 2010
    ..In this study we assessed the variation in management and adherence to treatment guidelines of S. aureus bacteremia...
  30. doi request reprint How will surgical site infection be measured to ensure "high quality care for all"?
    E Ashby
    Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, 269 Fulham Road, London, UK
    J Bone Joint Surg Br 92:1294-9. 2010
    ..If different methods are used, direct comparisons will be invalid and published rates of infection will be misleading...
  31. ncbi request reprint Effect of linezolid and teicoplanin on skin staphylococci
    Samantha Hayman
    J Antimicrob Chemother 59:1281-2. 2007
  32. ncbi request reprint Prospective audit of bacteraemia management in a university hospital ICU using a general strategy of short-course monotherapy
    Alberto Corona
    Bloomsbury Institute of Intensive Care Medicine, University College London, Jules Thorn Building, Middlesex Hospital, Mortimer Street, London W1N 3AA
    J Antimicrob Chemother 54:809-17. 2004
    ..g. endocarditis, osteomyelitis). We decided to assess this approach for treating community-, hospital-, and ICU-acquired bacteraemia by monitoring clinical response, relapse rate and patient outcome...
  33. ncbi request reprint Teicoplanin resistance in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in an intensive care unit
    Jorge Cepeda
    J Antimicrob Chemother 52:533-4. 2003