Affiliation: Health Protection Agency
- Uniform: an evidence review of the microbiological significance of uniforms and uniform policy in the prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections. Report to the Department of Health (England)J A Wilson
Department of Healthcare Associated Infection and Antimicrobial Resistance, Centre for Infections, Health Protection Agency, London, UK
J Hosp Infect 66:301-7. 2007..There is no robust evidence of a difference in efficacy of decontamination of uniforms/clothing between industrial and domestic laundry processes, or that the home laundering of uniforms provides inadequate decontamination...
- Surveillance of surgical site infection in orthopaedic surgery is useful in tackling hospital-acquired infections in EnglandJennie Wilson
Programme Leader for SSI surveillance, Health Protection Agency Centre for Infections, London, United Kingdom
Euro Surveill 10:E051117.3. 2005
- Hospitals in Europe Link for Infection Control through Surveillance (HELICS). Inter-country comparison of rates of surgical site infection--opportunities and limitationsJ Wilson
Healthcare Associated Infection and Antimicrobial Resistance Department, Centre for Infection, Health Protection Agency, London, UK
J Hosp Infect 65:165-70. 2007..This rich dataset provides a unique opportunity to explore variation in rates of SSI and improve understanding of factors that impact on inter-country comparisons...
- Rates of surgical site infection after hip replacement as a hospital performance indicator: analysis of data from the English mandatory surveillance systemJ Wilson
Department of Healthcare, Health Protection Agency, London, United Kingdom
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 29:219-26. 2008..To describe rates of surgical site infection (SSI) after hip replacement and to use these data to provide a simple mechanism for identifying poorly performing hospitals that takes into account variations in sample size...
- Device-related sources of bacteraemia in English hospitals--opportunities for the prevention of hospital-acquired bacteraemiaR Coello
Nosocomial Infection Surveillance Unit, Public Health Laboratory Service, London, UK
J Hosp Infect 53:46-57. 2003..Further benefit can be obtained by including central line-related bacteraemias from general ICU and haematology patients, as they contributed 17.0% of all device-related bacteraemias in non-teaching hospitals...
- Infection of the surgical site after arthroplasty of the hipS Ridgeway
Health Protection Agency, 61 Colindale Avenue, London NW9 5EQ, UK
J Bone Joint Surg Br 87:844-50. 2005..MRSA was the most common pathogen to cause SSI in hip arthroplasty, especially in patients undergoing hemiarthroplasty, but coagulase-negative Staph. aureus may be more important in deep infections involving the joint...
- Adverse impact of surgical site infections in English hospitalsR Coello
Healthcare Associated Infection and Antimicrobial Resistance Department, Communicable Diseases Surveillance Centre, Health Protection Agency, 61 Colindale Avenue, London NW9 5EQ, UK
J Hosp Infect 60:93-103. 2005..04). This study shows that the adverse impact of SSI differs greatly for different categories of surgery, and highlights the importance of measuring the impact for defined categories rather than for all SSIs and all surgical procedures...
- Enhanced surveillance of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteraemia in children in the UK and IrelandA P Johnson
Department of Healthcare Associated Infections and Antimicrobial Resistance, HPA Centre for Infections, London NW9 5EQ, UK
Arch Dis Child 95:781-5. 2010..To determine the incidence and demographic features of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteraemia in children in the UK and Ireland and to characterise MRSA isolated from cases...
- Duration of operation as a risk factor for surgical site infection: comparison of English and US dataG Leong
Healthcare Associated Infection and Antimicrobial Resistance Department, Health Protection Agency, Centre for Infections, London, UK
J Hosp Infect 63:255-62. 2006..In conclusion, operations lasting for longer than the T time were associated with a higher risk of SSI in most categories. In the hip prosthesis category, this association only applied to THR...