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Ten years of external quality assessment (EQA) of Neisseria gonorrhoeae antimicrobial susceptibility testing in Europe elucidate high reliability of data.

Cole MJ, Quaye N, Jacobsson S, Day M, Fagan E, Ison C, Pitt R, Seaton S, Woodford N, Stary A, Pleininger S, Crucitti T, Hunjak B, Maikanti P, Hoffmann S, Viktorova J, Buder S, Kohl P, Tzelepi E, Siatravani E, Balla E, Hauksdóttir GS, Rose L, Stefanelli P, Carannante A, Pakarna G, Mifsud F, Cassar RZ, Linde I, Bergheim T, Steinbakk M, Mlynarczyk-Bonikowska B, Borrego MJ, Shepherd J, Pavlik P, Jeverica S, Vazquez J, Abad R, Weiss S, Spiteri G, Unemo M.

BMC Infect Dis. 2019 Mar 25;19(1):281. doi: 10.1186/s12879-019-3900-z.


Transfer of a gonococcal β-lactamase plasmid into Neisseria gonorrhoeae belonging to the globally distributed ST1407 lineage.

Cole MJ, Ison C, Woodford N.

J Antimicrob Chemother. 2018 Sep 1;73(9):2576-2577. doi: 10.1093/jac/dky194. No abstract available.


Highlighting the clinical need for diagnosing Mycoplasma genitalium infection.

Ison CA, Fifer H, Gwynn S, Horner P, Muir P, Nicholls J, Radcliffe K, Ross J, Taylor-Robinson D, White J.

Int J STD AIDS. 2018 Jun;29(7):680-686. doi: 10.1177/0956462417753527. Epub 2018 Feb 10.


Phenotypic antimicrobial susceptibility testing of Chlamydia trachomatis isolates from patients with persistent or successfully treated infections.

Pitt R, Alexander S, Ison C, Horner P, Hathorn E, Goold P, Woodford N, Cole MJ.

J Antimicrob Chemother. 2018 Mar 1;73(3):680-686. doi: 10.1093/jac/dkx454.


Comprehensive global genome dynamics of Chlamydia trachomatis show ancient diversification followed by contemporary mixing and recent lineage expansion.

Hadfield J, Harris SR, Seth-Smith HMB, Parmar S, Andersson P, Giffard PM, Schachter J, Moncada J, Ellison L, Vaulet MLG, Fermepin MR, Radebe F, Mendoza S, Ouburg S, Morré SA, Sachse K, Puolakkainen M, Korhonen SJ, Sonnex C, Wiggins R, Jalal H, Brunelli T, Casprini P, Pitt R, Ison C, Savicheva A, Shipitsyna E, Hadad R, Kari L, Burton MJ, Mabey D, Solomon AW, Lewis D, Marsh P, Unemo M, Clarke IN, Parkhill J, Thomson NR.

Genome Res. 2017 Jul;27(7):1220-1229. doi: 10.1101/gr.212647.116. Epub 2017 Jun 6.


Prevalence of porA pseudogene deletion among Neisseria gonorrhoeae isolates referred to the UK's Gonococcal Resistance to Antimicrobials Surveillance Program.

Toby M, Saunders P, Cole M, Grigorjev V, Alexander S, Ison C.

Sex Health. 2017 Aug;14(4):392-393. doi: 10.1071/SH16162.


Prevalence and characteristics of gastrointestinal infections in men who have sex with men diagnosed with rectal chlamydia infection in the UK: an 'unlinked anonymous' cross-sectional study.

Hughes G, Silalang P, Were J, Patel H, Childs T, Alexander S, Duffell S, Saxon C, Ison C, Mitchell H, Field N, Jenkins C.

Sex Transm Infect. 2018 Nov;94(7):518-521. doi: 10.1136/sextrans-2016-053057. Epub 2017 Mar 30.


Microbiological techniques.

Ison CA.

Sex Transm Infect. 2017 Jun;93(4):302. doi: 10.1136/sextrans-2016-053012. Epub 2017 Mar 2. No abstract available.


Is there a role for topical antiseptics in the treatment of gonorrhoea?

Miari VF, Ison CA.

Sex Transm Infect. 2017 Mar;93(2):79-80. doi: 10.1136/sextrans-2016-053028. Epub 2016 Dec 30. No abstract available.


Trichomonas vaginalis infection is uncommon in the British general population: implications for clinical testing and public health screening.

Field N, Clifton S, Alexander S, Ison CA, Khanom R, Saunders P, Hughes G, Heath L, Beddows S, Mercer CH, Tanton C, Johnson AM, Sonnenberg P.

Sex Transm Infect. 2018 May;94(3):226-229. doi: 10.1136/sextrans-2016-052660. Epub 2016 Sep 29.


Arterial ischemic stroke in HIV: Defining and classifying etiology for research studies.

Benjamin LA, Bryer A, Lucas S, Stanley A, Allain TJ, Joekes E, Emsley H, Turnbull I, Downey C, Toh CH, Brown K, Brown D, Ison C, Smith C, Corbett EL, Nath A, Heyderman RS, Connor MD, Solomon T.

Neurol Neuroimmunol Neuroinflamm. 2016 Jun 30;3(4):e254. doi: 10.1212/NXI.0000000000000254. eCollection 2016 Aug.


How to do it: lessons identified from investigating and trying to control an outbreak of gonorrhoea in young heterosexual adults.

Foster K, Cole M, Hotonu O, Stonebridge J, Hughes G, Simms I, Ison C, Waldram A.

Sex Transm Infect. 2016 Aug;92(5):396-401. doi: 10.1136/sextrans-2015-052303. Epub 2016 Mar 2. No abstract available.


The incidence of congenital syphilis in the United Kingdom: February 2010 to January 2015.

Simms I, Tookey PA, Goh BT, Lyall H, Evans B, Townsend CL, Fifer H, Ison C.

BJOG. 2017 Jan;124(1):72-77. doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.13950. Epub 2016 Mar 2.


Accurate detection of Neisseria gonorrhoeae ciprofloxacin susceptibility directly from genital and extragenital clinical samples: towards genotype-guided antimicrobial therapy.

Pond MJ, Hall CL, Miari VF, Cole M, Laing KG, Jagatia H, Harding-Esch E, Monahan IM, Planche T, Hinds J, Ison CA, Chisholm S, Butcher PD, Sadiq ST.

J Antimicrob Chemother. 2016 Apr;71(4):897-902. doi: 10.1093/jac/dkv432. Epub 2016 Jan 26.


Asymptomatic Lymphogranuloma Venereum in Men who Have Sex with Men, United Kingdom.

Saxon C, Hughes G, Ison C; UK LGV Case-Finding Group.

Emerg Infect Dis. 2016 Jan;22(1):112-116. doi: 10.3201/EID2201.141867.


Epidemiology of Mycoplasma genitalium in British men and women aged 16–44 years: evidence from the third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal-3).

Sonnenberg P, Ison CA, Clifton S, Field N, Tanton C, Soldan K, Beddows S, Alexander S, Khanom R, Saunders P, Copas AJ, Wellings K, Mercer CH, Johnson AM.

Int J Epidemiol. 2015 Dec;44(6):1982-94. doi: 10.1093/ije/dyv194.


Can we use postal surveys with anonymous testing to monitor chlamydia prevalence in young women in England? Pilot study incorporating randomised controlled trial of recruitment methods.

Woodhall SC, Nichols T, Alexander S, da Silva FC, Mercer CH, Ison C, Gill ON, Soldan K.

Sex Transm Infect. 2015 Sep;91(6):412-4. doi: 10.1136/sextrans-2015-052067.


Is chlamydia screening and testing in Britain reaching young adults at risk of infection? Findings from the third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal-3).

Woodhall SC, Soldan K, Sonnenberg P, Mercer CH, Clifton S, Saunders P, da Silva F, Alexander S, Wellings K, Tanton C, Field N, Copas AJ, Ison CA, Johnson AM.

Sex Transm Infect. 2016 May;92(3):218-27. doi: 10.1136/sextrans-2015-052013. Epub 2015 Aug 19.


Survey of the laboratory diagnosis of gonorrhoea and chlamydial infection in the UK.

Toby M, Saunders P, Ison CA.

Sex Transm Infect. 2015 Jun;91(4):299. doi: 10.1136/sextrans-2014-051749. No abstract available.


Home sampling for sexually transmitted infections and HIV in men who have sex with men: a prospective observational study.

Fisher M, Wayal S, Smith H, Llewellyn C, Alexander S, Ison C, Parry JV, Singleton G, Perry N, Richardson D; Brighton Home Sampling Kit Project Steering Group.

PLoS One. 2015 Apr 7;10(4):e0120810. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0120810. eCollection 2015.


High-Risk Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Infection and Cervical Cancer Prevention in Britain: Evidence of Differential Uptake of Interventions from a Probability Survey.

Tanton C, Soldan K, Beddows S, Mercer CH, Waller J, Field N, Clifton S, Copas AJ, Panwar K, Manyenga P, da Silva F, Wellings K, Ison CA, Johnson AM, Sonnenberg P.

Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2015 May;24(5):842-53. doi: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-14-1333. Epub 2015 Mar 3.


Risk factors for antimicrobial-resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae in Europe.

Cole MJ, Spiteri G, Town K, Unemo M, Hoffmann S, Chisholm SA, Amato-Gauci AJ, van de Laar M, Ison CA; Euro-GASP Network.

Sex Transm Dis. 2014 Dec;41(12):723-9. doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000000185.


Confirmatory assays are essential when using molecular testing for Neisseria gonorrhoeae in low-prevalence settings: insights from the third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal-3).

Field N, Clifton S, Alexander S, Ison CA, Hughes G, Beddows S, Tanton C, Soldan K, Coelho da Silva F, Mercer CH, Wellings K, Johnson AM, Sonnenberg P.

Sex Transm Infect. 2015 Aug;91(5):338-41. doi: 10.1136/sextrans-2014-051850. Epub 2014 Dec 15.


Can previous first-line therapies for Neisseria gonorrhoeae be targeted to specific patient subgroups to treat gonorrhea?

Town K, Lowndes CM, Hughes G, Obi C, Chisholm S, Ison CA; GRASP collaborative group.

Sex Transm Dis. 2015 Jan;42(1):37-42. doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000000223.


Dynamic contrast-enhanced perfusion processing for neuroradiologists: model-dependent analysis may not be necessary for determining recurrent high-grade glioma versus treatment effect.

Hamilton JD, Lin J, Ison C, Leeds NE, Jackson EF, Fuller GN, Ketonen L, Kumar AJ.

AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2015 Apr;36(4):686-93. doi: 10.3174/ajnr.A4190. Epub 2014 Dec 11.


Emerging cephalosporin and multidrug-resistant gonorrhoea in Europe.

Cole MJ, Spiteri G, Chisholm SA, Hoffmann S, Ison CA, Unemo M, Van de Laar M.

Euro Surveill. 2014 Nov 13;19(45):20955.


Frequency and correlates of culture-positive infection with Neisseria gonorrhoeae in England: a review of sentinel surveillance data.

Mohammed H, Ison CA, Obi C, Chisholm S, Cole M, Quaye N, Hughes G; GRASP Collaborative Group.

Sex Transm Infect. 2015 Jun;91(4):287-93. doi: 10.1136/sextrans-2014-051756. Epub 2014 Oct 28. Review.


Screening for gonorrhoea using samples collected through the English national chlamydia screening programme and risk of false positives: a national survey of local authorities.

Field N, Kennedy I, Folkard K, Duffell S, Town K, Ison CA, Hughes G.

BMJ Open. 2014 Oct 16;4(10):e006067. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2014-006067.


An evaluation of Neisseria gonorrhoeae antimicrobial susceptibility testing in the UK.

Jain A, Cole MJ, Planche T, Ison CA.

J Clin Pathol. 2014 Nov;67(11):1013-6. doi: 10.1136/jclinpath-2014-202392. Epub 2014 Jul 30.


Nucleic acid amplification tests for the diagnosis of Neisseria gonorrhoeae in low-prevalence settings: a review of the evidence.

Fifer H, Ison CA.

Sex Transm Infect. 2014 Dec;90(8):577-9. doi: 10.1136/sextrans-2014-051588. Epub 2014 Jul 10. Review.


Pilot study of use of the BioStar Optical ImmunoAssay GC point-of-care test for diagnosing gonorrhoea in men attending a genitourinary medicine clinic.

Samarawickrama A, Cheserem E, Graver M, Wade J, Alexander S, Ison C.

J Med Microbiol. 2014 Aug;63(Pt 8):1111-2. doi: 10.1099/jmm.0.071852-0. Epub 2014 Jun 6. No abstract available.


Microscopy outperformed in a comparison of five methods for detecting Trichomonas vaginalis in symptomatic women.

Nathan B, Appiah J, Saunders P, Heron D, Nichols T, Brum R, Alexander S, Baraitser P, Ison C.

Int J STD AIDS. 2015 Mar;26(4):251-6. doi: 10.1177/0956462414534833. Epub 2014 May 22.


Response letter to T Fowler and co-authors - estimating the positive predictive value of opportunistic population testing for gonorrhoea as part of the English Chlamydia Screening Programme.

Field N, Hughes G, Kennedy I, Ison C, Dunbar K, Charlett A.

Int J STD AIDS. 2014 Aug;25(9):692. doi: 10.1177/0956462414535205. Epub 2014 May 8. No abstract available.


Clinical predictors of rectal lymphogranuloma venereum infection: results from a multicentre case-control study in the U.K.

Pallawela SN, Sullivan AK, Macdonald N, French P, White J, Dean G, Smith A, Winter AJ, Mandalia S, Alexander S, Ison C, Ward H.

Sex Transm Infect. 2014 Jun;90(4):269-74. doi: 10.1136/sextrans-2013-051401. Epub 2014 Mar 31.


United Kingdom National Guideline on the Management of Trichomonas vaginalis 2014.

Sherrard J, Ison C, Moody J, Wainwright E, Wilson J, Sullivan A.

Int J STD AIDS. 2014 Jul;25(8):541-9. doi: 10.1177/0956462414525947. Epub 2014 Mar 10.


Decreased susceptibility to cephalosporins among gonococci? Authors' reply.

Ison CA, Town K, Obi C, Chisholm S, Hughes G, Livermore DM, Lowndes CM.

Lancet Infect Dis. 2014 Mar;14(3):186-7. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(14)70023-4. No abstract available.


Risk factors for rectal lymphogranuloma venereum in gay men: results of a multicentre case-control study in the U.K.

Macdonald N, Sullivan AK, French P, White JA, Dean G, Smith A, Winter AJ, Alexander S, Ison C, Ward H.

Sex Transm Infect. 2014 Jun;90(4):262-8. doi: 10.1136/sextrans-2013-051404. Epub 2014 Feb 3.


Evaluation of the activity of ertapenem against gonococcal isolates exhibiting a range of susceptibilities to cefixime.

Quaye N, Cole MJ, Ison CA.

J Antimicrob Chemother. 2014 Jun;69(6):1568-71. doi: 10.1093/jac/dkt537. Epub 2014 Feb 2.


Characteristics of LGV repeaters: analysis of LGV surveillance data.

Rönn M, Hughes G, White P, Simms I, Ison C, Ward H.

Sex Transm Infect. 2014 Jun;90(4):275-8. doi: 10.1136/sextrans-2013-051386. Epub 2014 Jan 15.


Prevalence, risk factors, and uptake of interventions for sexually transmitted infections in Britain: findings from the National Surveys of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal).

Sonnenberg P, Clifton S, Beddows S, Field N, Soldan K, Tanton C, Mercer CH, da Silva FC, Alexander S, Copas AJ, Phelps A, Erens B, Prah P, Macdowall W, Wellings K, Ison CA, Johnson AM.

Lancet. 2013 Nov 30;382(9907):1795-806. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(13)61947-9. Epub 2013 Nov 26.


Gonorrhoea and gonococcal antimicrobial resistance surveillance networks in the WHO European Region, including the independent countries of the former Soviet Union.

Unemo M, Ison CA, Cole M, Spiteri G, van de Laar M, Khotenashvili L.

Sex Transm Infect. 2013 Dec;89 Suppl 4:iv42-6. doi: 10.1136/sextrans-2012-050909. Review.


Gonococcal antimicrobial resistance: challenges for public health control.

Ndowa FJ, Ison CA, Cole MJ, Lusti-Narasimhan M.

Sex Transm Infect. 2013 Dec;89 Suppl 4:iv3-4. doi: 10.1136/sextrans-2013-051395. No abstract available.


The European Gonococcal Antimicrobial Surveillance Programme (Euro-GASP)--a sentinel approach in the European Union (EU)/European Economic Area (EEA).

Spiteri G, Cole M, Unemo M, Hoffmann S, Ison C, van de Laar M.

Sex Transm Infect. 2013 Dec;89 Suppl 4:iv16-8. doi: 10.1136/sextrans-2013-051117.


Gonococcal antimicrobial resistance: the implications for public health control.

Ndowa FJ, Ison CA, Lusti-Narasimhan M.

Sex Transm Infect. 2013 Dec;89 Suppl 4:iv1-2. doi: 10.1136/sextrans-2013-051394. No abstract available.


Reaudit of laboratory diagnostic methods for syphilis 2011.

de Nobrega R, Manuel RJ, Amin AK, Shemko M, Paul J, Ison CA.

Sex Transm Infect. 2014 Feb;90(1):63. doi: 10.1136/sextrans-2013-051245. Epub 2013 Nov 11. No abstract available.


Current and future treatment options for gonorrhoea.

Ison CA, Deal C, Unemo M.

Sex Transm Infect. 2013 Dec;89 Suppl 4:iv52-6. doi: 10.1136/sextrans-2012-050913. Epub 2013 Oct 8. Review.


Presentation of clinically suspected persistent chlamydial infection: a case series.

Pitt RA, Alexander S, Horner PJ, Ison CA.

Int J STD AIDS. 2013 Jun;24(6):469-75. doi: 10.1177/0956462412472815. Epub 2013 Jul 4.


Lymphogranuloma venereum diagnoses among men who have sex with men in the U.K.: interpreting a cross-sectional study using an epidemic phase-specific framework.

Hughes G, Alexander S, Simms I, Conti S, Ward H, Powers C, Ison C; LGV Incident Group.

Sex Transm Infect. 2013 Nov;89(7):542-7. doi: 10.1136/sextrans-2013-051051. Epub 2013 Jul 12.


Decreased susceptibility to cephalosporins among gonococci: data from the Gonococcal Resistance to Antimicrobials Surveillance Programme (GRASP) in England and Wales, 2007-2011.

Ison CA, Town K, Obi C, Chisholm S, Hughes G, Livermore DM, Lowndes CM; GRASP collaborative group.

Lancet Infect Dis. 2013 Sep;13(9):762-8. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(13)70143-9. Epub 2013 Jun 11.


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