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Cross-infection between animals and man: possible feline transmission of Staphylococcus aureus infection in humans?
An outbreak of epidemic methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus occurred on a rehabilitation geriatric ward, thought to be related to a ward cat which was heavily colonized from the environment, leading to rapid resolution of the outbreak. Expand
PCR Detection and Molecular Identification ofChlamydiaceae Species
- J. Hartley, S. Kaye, S. Stevenson, J. Bennett, G. Ridgway
- Medicine, Biology
- Journal of Clinical Microbiology
- 1 September 2001
In this study the suitability of the omp2 gene as a target for molecular identification of Chlamydiaceae is demonstrated and a PCR enzyme-linked oligonucleotide assay was developed which can detect a single chlamydial genome and may be applied to DNA extracts from any specimen or culture for the detection of single or mixed human chamydial infection. Expand
Suction tip contamination in the ultraclean-air operating theatre.
- A. H. Robinson, S. Drew, J. Anderson, G. Bentley, G. Ridgway
- Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of…
- 1 July 1993
It is suggested that the suction tip is changed before preparation of the femoral canal and insertion of cement and prosthesis to avoid contamination. Expand
Conjunctivitis due to Chlamydophila felis (Chlamydia psittaci feline pneumonitis agent) acquired from a cat: case report with molecular characterization of isolates from the patient and cat.
- J. Hartley, S. Stevenson, +5 authors G. Ridgway
- Biology, Medicine
- The Journal of infection
- 1 September 2001
A prolonged course of doxycycline was required to eradicate the infection, and a subsequent isolate from one of the patient's cats were shown to be indistinguishable examples of the recently described species Chlamydophila felis. Expand
Azithromycin vs Doxycycline in the Treatment of Non-Gonococcal Urethritis
Responsibility defined as the absence of symptoms and reduction in polymorphonuclear leucocytes in a Gram stained smear of urethral secretion to <5 cells per hpf was statistically better for the 3 day regimen of azithromycin than for the other 2 regimens. Expand
Database handling for infection control and hospital epidemiology.
A continuous surveillance system is envisaged where each day all potential outbreaks are displayed and help with their management is offered and information on incidence of infections and changing trends would be instantly available in numerical and graphical form. Expand
Emergency oesophageal transection in uncontrolled variceal haemorrhage
- P. George, C. Brown, G. Ridgway, B. Crofts, S. Sherlock
- The British journal of surgery
- 1 August 1973
The results of emergency oesophageal transection are described and it is suggested that this is a highly selected group of patients (albeit negatively)–patients with impaired liver function who had not responded to intensive medical treatment and who were still bleeding at the time of surgery. Expand
The lack of effect of ampicillin plus probenecid given for genital infections with Neisseria gonorrhoeae on associated infections with Chlamydia trachomatis.
- J. Oriel, G. Ridgway, P. Reeve, D. C. Beckingham, J. Owen
- The Journal of infectious diseases
- 1 May 1976
Whereas men with a persisting chlamydial infection will probably develop postgonococcal urethritis and thus receive appropriate treatment, such an infection in women is not likely to be suspected unless attempts are made to isolate C. trachomatis from the genital tract of either men or women. Expand
Decontamination of fibreoptic endoscopes.
- G. Ridgway
- The Journal of hospital infection
- 1 December 1985
Enzyme immunoassay for the detection of Chlamydia trachomatis antigen in urethral and endocervical swabs.
The enzyme immunoassay technique provides a rapid and simple method for diagnosing chlamydial genital infection and may be performed on a large number of samples in laboratories which do not have tissue culture facilities or a trained microscopist. Expand