Jennie Wilson

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National evidence-based guidelines for preventing healthcare-associated infections (HCAI) in National Health Service (NHS) hospitals in England were originally commissioned by the Department of Health and developed during 1998-2000 by a nurse-led multi-professional team of researchers and specialist clinicians. Following extensive consultation, they were(More)
We wished to estimate the incidence of surgical-site infection (SSI) after total hip replacement (THR) and hemiarthroplasty and its strength of association with major risk factors. The SSI surveillance service prospectively gathered clinical, operative and infection data on inpatients from 102 hospitals in England during a four-year period. The overall(More)
Between October 1997 and June 2001, 140 English hospitals participating in the surveillance of surgical site infection (SSI) with the Nosocomial Infection National Surveillance Service (NINSS) reported 2832 SSIs following 67 410 surgical procedures in nine defined categories of surgery. Limb amputation had the highest incidence of SSI with 14.3 SSIs per 100(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the frequency and risk factors for surgical site infection following caesarean section. DESIGN Prospective multicentre cohort study. SETTING Fourteen NHS hospitals in England, April to September 2009. POPULATION Women who underwent caesarean section at participating hospitals during designated study periods. METHODS Infections(More)
The Health Protection Agency in England operates a voluntary surveillance system that collects data on bacteraemias reported by over 90% of laboratories in England. Trends in causative microorganisms reported between 2004 and 2008 were analyzed using a generalized linear model with a log link function for Poisson distribution. In 2008, 101,276 episodes of(More)
The Center for Epidemiologic Studies-Depression Scale (CES-D; L. S. Radloff, 1977) assesses the presence and severity of depressive symptoms occurring over the past week. Although it contains only 20 items, its length may preclude its use in a variety of clinical populations. This study evaluated psychometric properties of 2 shorter forms of the CES-D(More)
This two-year prospective hospital population-based study of candidaemia is the first to be conducted in the UK. It was carried out on behalf on the British Society for Medical Mycology (BSMM) as part of the European Confederation of Medical Mycology (ECMM) epidemiological survey of candidaemia. Six hospitals in England and Wales acted as sentinel(More)
The replication of beta-herpesviruses-cytomegalovirus (CMV), human herpesvirus (HHV)-6, and HHV-7-and their association with CMV disease and response to antiviral therapy were prospectively investigated in 33 liver transplant recipients not given antiviral prophylaxis. CMV, HHV-6, and HHV-7 DNA were detected within 8 weeks after transplantation in 70%, 33%,(More)
BACKGROUND The quantitation of cytomegalovirus (CMV) DNA is a cornerstone in the management of CMV disease in transplant recipients. However, a consensus as to what is the optimal blood compartment for the detection and quantitation of CMV DNA in peripheral blood is nonexistent. METHODS With an automated quantitative assay, we have simultaneously(More)
Although considerable effort has been directed toward improving the management of acute pain, ineffective pain management practices remain in many institutions across this country. While educational efforts have increased health care providers' knowledge regarding the management of pain, a concomitant change in practice has not occurred. This project was(More)