Kate Martin

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Variable number tandem repeat (VNTR) analysis at nine loci of isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa submitted to the national reference laboratory from UK hospitals, from over 2000 patients, between June 2010 and June 2012 revealed four widely found types that collectively were received from approximately a fifth of patients, including from those with cystic(More)
OBJECTIVES To explore the implementation of shared decision making (SDM) in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), and identify clinician-determined facilitators to SDM. METHODS Professionals from four UK CAMHS tried a range of tools to support SDM. They reflected on their experiences using plan-do-study-act log books. A total of 23(More)
BACKGROUND We aimed to estimate the prevalence of different Achromobacter species among UK Cystic Fibrosis (CF) patients. METHODS nrdA sequence clustering was used to identify 147 Achromobacter isolates from 96 patients from 27 hospitals to species level. Potential cross-infection was investigated by MLST, pulsed-field gel electrophoresis and whole genome(More)
bla(OXA-134) genes and variants were sought in 21 species of Acinetobacter and found in A. lwoffii, genomic species 9 (regarded as synonyms), and A. schindleri. Sequencing revealed a 9-bp deletion in the gene in the type strain of genomic species 9 (ATCC 9957) relative to the gene in the type strain of A. lwoffii (ATCC 15309). Primers based on the gene(More)
Enterococcal infections are common in liver transplantation and hepatopancreaticobiliary (HPB) surgery. Linezolid is frequently used to treat not only vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE), but also vancomycin-sensitive Enterococcus (VSE) infections, and resistance can develop. This study evaluated all the Liver Unit patients who developed infections with(More)
BACKGROUND Evidence suggests that young people want to be active participants in their care and involved in decisions about their treatment. However, there is a lack of digital shared decision-making tools available to support young people in child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS). OBJECTIVE The primary aim of this paper is to present the(More)
OBJECTIVE Whilst the benefits of shared decision-making (SDM) have been promoted across different health settings, its implementation is complex, particularly for children and young people with mental health difficulties. The aim of this scoping review was to identify and describe SDM approaches (tools, techniques, and technologies) used in child and youth(More)
PURPOSE We aimed to establish the prevalence of different Burkholderia species among UK cystic fibrosis (CF) and non-CF patients over a 2 year period. METHODOLOGY Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry was used to identify isolates to genus level, followed by recA/gyrB sequence clustering or species-specific PCR. In(More)
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