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1.

'Off the Rails': Hospital bed rail design, contamination, and the evaluation of their microbial ecology.

Boyle MA, Kearney A, Carling P, Humphreys H.

J Hosp Infect. 2019 Jun 20. pii: S0195-6701(19)30266-X. doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2019.06.008. [Epub ahead of print] Review.

PMID:
31229570
2.

Analysis of the challenges in implementing guidelines to prevent the spread of multidrug-resistant gram-negatives in Europe.

Tacconelli E, Buhl M, Humphreys H, Malek V, Presterl E, Rodriguez-Baño J, Vos MC, Zingg W, Mutters NT; EUCIC StopNegative group.

BMJ Open. 2019 May 19;9(5):e027683. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-027683.

3.

Is It Time To Review The Vaccination Strategy To Protect Adults Against Invasive Pneumococcal Disease?

Corcoran M, Mereckiene J, Murchan S, McElligott M, ’Flanagan D, Cotter S, Cunney R, Humphreys H.

Ir Med J. 2019 Mar 14;112(3):894.

PMID:
30968681
4.

Contribution of whole-genome sequencing to understanding of the epidemiology and control of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

Humphreys H, Coleman DC.

J Hosp Infect. 2019 Jun;102(2):189-199. doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2019.01.025. Epub 2019 Feb 2. Review.

PMID:
30721732
5.

Would hemodialysis patients benefit from a Staphylococcus aureus vaccine?

Connolly R, Denton MD, Humphreys H, McLoughlin RM.

Kidney Int. 2019 Mar;95(3):518-525. doi: 10.1016/j.kint.2018.10.023. Epub 2019 Jan 26. Review.

PMID:
30691691
6.

Food for thought. Malnutrition risk associated with increased risk of healthcare-associated infection.

Fitzpatrick F, Skally M, O'Hanlon C, Foley M, Houlihan J, Gaughan L, Smith O, Moore B, Cunneen S, Sweeney E, Dinesh B, O'Connell K, Smyth E, Humphreys H, Burns K.

J Hosp Infect. 2019 Mar;101(3):300-304. doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2018.12.012. Epub 2018 Dec 25.

PMID:
30590089
7.

Ready to Care? Student Nurse Perceptions of Spiritual Care Education.

Brown K, Humphreys H, Whorley E, Bridge D.

J Christ Nurs. 2019 Jan/Mar;36(1):E5-E10. doi: 10.1097/CNJ.0000000000000579.

PMID:
30531520
8.

Value of a hospital-wide point prevalence survey of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacterales - low-level prevalence confirmed.

Cafferkey J, Skally M, Finn C, Donlon S, Fitzpatrick M, Burns K, O'Connell K, Fitzpatrick F, Smyth E, Humphreys H.

J Hosp Infect. 2019 Feb;101(2):191-194. doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2018.09.004. Epub 2018 Sep 17. No abstract available.

PMID:
30237120
9.

Patients, public perceptions and political pressures in the prioritization of surveillance of healthcare-associated infection.

Humphreys H.

J Hosp Infect. 2019 Jan;101(1):47-48. doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2018.07.046. Epub 2018 Aug 4. No abstract available.

PMID:
30086360
10.

Near-patient environmental contamination of an intensive care unit with Vancomycin-resistant Enterococci (VRE) and Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBL-E) before and after the introduction of chlorhexidine bathing for patients.

McDermott H, Skally M, O'Rourke J, Humphreys H, Fitzgerald-Hughes D.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018 Sep;39(9):1131-1132. doi: 10.1017/ice.2018.146. Epub 2018 Jun 28. No abstract available.

PMID:
29950192
11.

Molecular Characterization of Nasal Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Isolates Showing Increasing Prevalence of Mupirocin Resistance and Associated Multidrug Resistance following Attempted Decolonization.

Poovelikunnel TT, Budri PE, Shore AC, Coleman DC, Humphreys H, Fitzgerald-Hughes D.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2018 Aug 27;62(9). pii: e00819-18. doi: 10.1128/AAC.00819-18. Print 2018 Sep.

12.

A survey of practice and opinions on the use of topical antibiotics to prevent surgical site infection: more confusion than consensus.

Cooper C, Horner C, Barlow G, Stryja J, Sandy-Hodgetts K, Guise T, Humphreys H.

J Antimicrob Chemother. 2018 Jul 1;73(7):1978-1983. doi: 10.1093/jac/dky097.

PMID:
29596598
13.

Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci (VRE) in The Intensive Care Unit in a Nonoutbreak Setting: Identification of Potential Reservoirs and Epidemiological Associations Between Patient and Environmental VRE.

McDermott H, Skally M, O'Rourke J, Humphreys H, Fitzgerald-Hughes D.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018 Jan;39(1):40-45. doi: 10.1017/ice.2017.248. Epub 2017 Dec 14.

PMID:
29237512
14.

Infection prevention and control in ultrasound - best practice recommendations from the European Society of Radiology Ultrasound Working Group.

Nyhsen CM, Humphreys H, Koerner RJ, Grenier N, Brady A, Sidhu P, Nicolau C, Mostbeck G, D'Onofrio M, Gangi A, Claudon M.

Insights Imaging. 2017 Dec;8(6):523-535. doi: 10.1007/s13244-017-0580-3. Epub 2017 Nov 27.

15.

Hospital Resource Utilisation by Patients with Community-Acquired Pneumonia.

McCarthy H, O'Donnell S, Costello RW, Humphreys H.

Ir Med J. 2017 Aug 12;110(7):613.

PMID:
29168995
16.

Randomized controlled trial of honey versus mupirocin to decolonize patients with nasal colonization of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

Poovelikunnel TT, Gethin G, Solanki D, McFadden E, Codd M, Humphreys H.

J Hosp Infect. 2018 Feb;98(2):141-148. doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2017.10.016. Epub 2017 Oct 26.

PMID:
29107078
17.

Advanced patient transfer assist device with intuitive interaction control.

Humphreys HC, Choi YM, Book WJ.

Assist Technol. 2017 Oct 24:1-11. doi: 10.1080/10400435.2017.1396564. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID:
29064766
18.

Comparison of Rates of Drain-Related Ventriculitis According to Definitions Used.

Humphreys H, Jenks PJ, Wilson J.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2017 Oct;38(10):1268-1269. doi: 10.1017/ice.2017.175. Epub 2017 Aug 31. No abstract available.

PMID:
28854996
19.

The potential contribution of 16S ribosomal RNA polymerase chain reaction to antimicrobial stewardship in culture-negative infection.

O'Donnell S, Gaughan L, Skally M, Baker Z, O'Connell K, Smyth E, Fitzpatrick F, Humphreys H.

J Hosp Infect. 2018 Jun;99(2):148-152. doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2017.08.016. Epub 2017 Aug 21.

PMID:
28838799
20.

Decontamination of Hospital Surfaces With Multijet Cold Plasma: A Method to Enhance Infection Prevention and Control?

Cahill OJ, Claro T, Cafolla AA, Stevens NT, Daniels S, Humphreys H.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2017 Oct;38(10):1182-1187. doi: 10.1017/ice.2017.168. Epub 2017 Aug 10.

PMID:
28793943
21.

The epidemiology of invasive pneumococcal disease in older adults in the post-PCV era. Has there been a herd effect?

Corcoran M, Vickers I, Mereckiene J, Murchan S, Cotter S, Fitzgerald M, McElligott M, Cafferkey M, O'Flanagan D, Cunney R, Humphreys H.

Epidemiol Infect. 2017 Aug;145(11):2390-2399. doi: 10.1017/S0950268817001194.

PMID:
28712384
22.

Is overcrowding a barrier to hand hygiene and how can it be addressed?

Poovelikunnel TT, Duffy F, Finn C, McCormack F, Walsh J, Humphreys H.

J Hosp Infect. 2017 Sep;97(1):30-31. doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2017.05.026. Epub 2017 Jun 6. No abstract available.

PMID:
28600078
23.

Eradication of Staphylococcus aureus Biofilm Infections Using Synthetic Antimicrobial Peptides.

Zapotoczna M, Forde É, Hogan S, Humphreys H, O'Gara JP, Fitzgerald-Hughes D, Devocelle M, O'Neill E.

J Infect Dis. 2017 Mar 15;215(6):975-983. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jix062.

PMID:
28453851
24.

The recent emergence in hospitals of multidrug-resistant community-associated sequence type 1 and spa type t127 methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus investigated by whole-genome sequencing: Implications for screening.

Earls MR, Kinnevey PM, Brennan GI, Lazaris A, Skally M, O'Connell B, Humphreys H, Shore AC, Coleman DC.

PLoS One. 2017 Apr 11;12(4):e0175542. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0175542. eCollection 2017.

25.

A comparative study: do "clickers" increase student engagement in multidisciplinary clinical microbiology teaching?

Stevens NT, McDermott H, Boland F, Pawlikowska T, Humphreys H.

BMC Med Educ. 2017 Apr 8;17(1):70. doi: 10.1186/s12909-017-0906-3.

26.

Precise timing might not be crucial: when to administer surgical antimicrobial prophylaxis.

Humphreys H.

Lancet Infect Dis. 2017 Jun;17(6):565-566. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(17)30178-0. Epub 2017 Apr 4. No abstract available. Erratum in: Lancet Infect Dis. 2017 Jun;17(6):576.

PMID:
28385347
27.

Potential use of targeted enzymatic agents in the treatment of Staphylococcus aureus biofilm-related infections.

Hogan S, Zapotoczna M, Stevens NT, Humphreys H, O'Gara JP, O'Neill E.

J Hosp Infect. 2017 Jun;96(2):177-182. doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2017.02.008. Epub 2017 Feb 16.

PMID:
28351512
28.

Novel anti-staphylococcal and anti-biofilm properties of two anti-malarial compounds: MMV665953 {1-(3-chloro-4-fluorophenyl)-3-(3,4-dichlorophenyl)urea} and MMV665807 {5-chloro-2-hydroxy-N-[3-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl]benzamide}.

Zapotoczna M, Boksmati N, Donohue S, Bahtiar B, Boland A, Somali HA, Cox A, Humphreys H, O'Gara JP, Brennan M, O'Neill E.

J Med Microbiol. 2017 Mar;66(3):377-387. doi: 10.1099/jmm.0.000446. Epub 2017 Mar 23.

PMID:
28327271
29.

WHO Guidelines to prevent surgical site infections.

Humphreys H.

Lancet Infect Dis. 2017 Mar;17(3):262. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(17)30080-4. Epub 2017 Feb 23. No abstract available.

PMID:
28244390
30.

Measures to Prevent and Control Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci: Do They Really Matter?

Humphreys H.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2017 Apr;38(4):507-509. doi: 10.1017/ice.2016.329. Epub 2017 Jan 30. No abstract available.

PMID:
28132649
31.

Physician scientists: We need to act now.

Humphreys H.

Ir Med J. 2016 Sep 9;109(8):461. No abstract available.

PMID:
28124860
32.

Cold Plasma Technology and Reducing Surface Bacterial Counts: A Pilot Study.

Claro T, Fay R, Murphy C, O'Connor N, Daniels S, Humphreys H.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2017 Apr;38(4):494-496. doi: 10.1017/ice.2016.318. Epub 2017 Jan 5. No abstract available.

PMID:
28052787
33.

Invasive MRSA infections in neurosurgical patients - a decade of progress.

Skally M, Finn C, O'Brien D, Fitzpatrick F, Burns K, McFadden E, Fitzpatrick M, Smyth E, Humphreys H.

Br J Neurosurg. 2017 Jun;31(3):374-378. doi: 10.1080/02688697.2016.1260688. Epub 2017 Jan 3.

PMID:
28049348
34.

Ralstonia species - do these bacteria matter in cystic fibrosis?

Prior AR, Gunaratnam C, Humphreys H.

Paediatr Respir Rev. 2017 Jun;23:78-83. doi: 10.1016/j.prrv.2016.09.005. Epub 2016 Oct 21. Review.

PMID:
27856213
35.

Infection prevention and ultrasound probe decontamination practices in Europe: a survey of the European Society of Radiology.

Nyhsen CM, Humphreys H, Nicolau C, Mostbeck G, Claudon M.

Insights Imaging. 2016 Dec;7(6):841-847. Epub 2016 Oct 24.

36.

Surveillance of infection associated with external ventricular drains: proposed methodology and results from a pilot study.

Humphreys H, Jenks P, Wilson J, Weston V, Bayston R, Waterhouse C, Moore A; Healthcare Infection Society Working Party on Neurosurgical Infections.

J Hosp Infect. 2017 Feb;95(2):154-160. doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2016.09.008. Epub 2016 Sep 17.

PMID:
27756489
37.

Reduced pro-inflammatory responses to Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infection and low prevalence of enterotoxin genes in isolates from patients on haemodialysis.

McNicholas S, Fe Talento A, O'Gorman J, Hannan MM, Lynch M, Greene CM, Conlon PJ, Shore AC, Coleman DC, Humphreys H, Fitzgerald-Hughes D.

Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2017 Jan;36(1):33-42. doi: 10.1007/s10096-016-2767-9. Epub 2016 Sep 9.

PMID:
27638007
38.

Rapid urinary antigen testing for the investigation of bacteraemic respiratory pneumococcal disease; underutilised and undervalued?

O'Connor C, O'Hara F, McCarthy C, Morgan R, Humphreys H.

J Infect. 2017 Feb;74(2):198-200. doi: 10.1016/j.jinf.2016.08.018. Epub 2016 Sep 3. No abstract available.

PMID:
27595640
39.

Methods for Outbreak Detection in Hospitals-Does One Size Fit All?

Skally M, Donlon S, Finn C, McGowan D, Burns K, Fitzpatrick F, Smyth E, Humphreys H.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2016 Oct;37(10):1254-5. doi: 10.1017/ice.2016.182. Epub 2016 Aug 30. No abstract available.

PMID:
27571681
40.

Eradication of Staphylococcus aureus Catheter-Related Biofilm Infections Using ML:8 and Citrox.

Hogan S, Zapotoczna M, Stevens NT, Humphreys H, O'Gara JP, O'Neill E.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2016 Sep 23;60(10):5968-75. doi: 10.1128/AAC.00910-16. Print 2016 Oct.

41.

Staphylococcus aureus and surgical site infections: benefits of screening and decolonization before surgery.

Humphreys H, Becker K, Dohmen PM, Petrosillo N, Spencer M, van Rijen M, Wechsler-Fördös A, Pujol M, Dubouix A, Garau J.

J Hosp Infect. 2016 Nov;94(3):295-304. doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2016.06.011. Epub 2016 Jun 18. Review.

PMID:
27424948
42.

Key priorities in the prevention and control of healthcare-associated infection: a survey of European and other international infection prevention experts.

Dettenkofer M, Humphreys H, Saenz H, Carlet J, Hanberger H, Ruef C, Widmer A, Wolkewitz M, Cookson B.

Infection. 2016 Dec;44(6):719-724. Epub 2016 May 25.

PMID:
27225779
43.

Principles for Disclosure of Interests and Management of Conflicts in Guidelines: Desirable and Undesirable Action and Consequences.

Humphreys H, MacLellan K.

Ann Intern Med. 2016 May 17;164(10):701. doi: 10.7326/L15-0621. No abstract available.

PMID:
27182908
44.

The Molecular Epidemiology of Resistance in Cefotaximase-Producing Escherichia coli Clinical Isolates from Dublin, Ireland.

Burke L, Humphreys H, Fitzgerald-Hughes D.

Microb Drug Resist. 2016 Oct;22(7):552-558. Epub 2016 Mar 22.

PMID:
27003161
45.

Combined infection training: a perspective from Ireland.

Humphreys H, Smyth EG.

J Hosp Infect. 2016 May;93(1):113-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2016.01.019. Epub 2016 Feb 11. No abstract available.

PMID:
26996092
46.

In Vitro Approach for Identification of the Most Effective Agents for Antimicrobial Lock Therapy in the Treatment of Intravascular Catheter-Related Infections Caused by Staphylococcus aureus.

Hogan S, Zapotoczna M, Stevens NT, Humphreys H, O'Gara JP, O'Neill E.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2016 Apr 22;60(5):2923-31. doi: 10.1128/AAC.02885-15. Print 2016 May.

47.

Differential In Vitro and In Vivo Toxicities of Antimicrobial Peptide Prodrugs for Potential Use in Cystic Fibrosis.

Forde É, Schütte A, Reeves E, Greene C, Humphreys H, Mall M, Fitzgerald-Hughes D, Devocelle M.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2016 Apr 22;60(5):2813-21. doi: 10.1128/AAC.00157-16. Print 2016 May.

48.

Left Radial Versus Femoral Access for Coronary Angiography in Post-Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery Patients.

Pasley TF, Khan A, Yen LY, Newcombe R, Humphreys H, El-Jack S.

J Invasive Cardiol. 2016 Mar;28(3):81-4. Epub 2016 Feb 15.

49.

Response to the review: 'The 'My five moments for hand hygiene' concept for the overcrowded setting in resource-limited healthcare systems'.

Poovelikunnel TT, Humphreys H.

J Hosp Infect. 2016 Feb;92(2):210-1. doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2015.11.002. Epub 2015 Nov 14. No abstract available.

PMID:
26778132
50.

Enhanced Tracking of Nosocomial Transmission of Endemic Sequence Type 22 Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Type IV Isolates among Patients and Environmental Sites by Use of Whole-Genome Sequencing.

Kinnevey PM, Shore AC, Mac Aogáin M, Creamer E, Brennan GI, Humphreys H, Rogers TR, O'Connell B, Coleman DC.

J Clin Microbiol. 2016 Feb;54(2):445-8. doi: 10.1128/JCM.02662-15. Epub 2015 Nov 18.

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