Conference abstracts – presentations

* = presenting author.

Okeke N*, Snell L, Rathish B, Hussein A, Newsholme W, Otter JA. Evaluating the dynamics of hospital COVID-19 contacts and subsequent conversion SARS-CoV-2 infection. Infection Prevention Society Annual Conference. 17-19 Oct 2022, Bournemouth, UK.

Otter JA*, Clark L, Taylor G, Hussein A, Gargee L, Goldenberg SD. Comparative evaluation of stand-alone HEPA-based air decontamination systems. Healthcare Infection Society (HIS) Spring Meeting 2022, London, UK.

Zhu N*, Rawson TM, Mookerjee S, Price JR, Davies F, Aylin P, Otter JA, Gilchrist M, Hope R, Shersing Y, Holmes AH. Epidemiology of bloodstream infections in community and acute care across two COVID-19 waves: a retrospective analysis. Infection Prevention Society (IPS) Annual Meeting 2021, 27-29 September 2021, Liverpool, UK.

Mookerjee SM, Davies F, Dronavalli J, Dyakova E, Shersing Y, Bolt F, Brannigan ET, Holmes AH, Otter JA*. Application of an innovative R package based outbreak management tool in an IPC unit. PHE Public Health Research and Science Conference, 31 March – 1 April 2020, Manchester, UK.

Otter JA*, Mookerjee S, Davies F, Galletly T, Brannigan E, Holmes A. Evaluating the impact of enhanced infection prevention measures in reducing CPE clinical infections. Infection Prevention Society (IPS) Annual Meeting 2018, Glasgow, Scotland, 30 Sept – 2 Oct 2018.

Otter JA*, Natale A, Batra R, Tosas Auguet O, Dyakova E, Goldenberg SD, Edgeworth JD. Individual and community-based risk factors for ESBL Enterobacteriaceae colonization identified by universal admission screening in London. European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID), Madrid, Spain, 21-24 April 2018.

Knight GM, Dyakova E, Mookerjee S, Davies F, Brannigan ET, Otter JA, Holmes AH. Fast and expensive (PCR) or cheap and slow (culture)? A mathematical modelling study to explore screening for carbapenem resistance in UK hospitals. European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID), Madrid, Spain, 21-24 April 2018.

Dyakova E*, Mookerjee S, Alexander M, Donaldson H, Bishop H, Owens D, Bleeze G, Ghazy A, Bamford K, Otter JA. Using a stand-alone air disinfection unit to reduce the risk from contaminated aerosols from heater-cooler units used for cardiothoracic surgery. Infection Prevention Society (IPS) Annual Meeting 2017, Manchester, UK, 18-20 September 2017.

Otter JA*, Burgess P, Davies F, Mookerjee S, Gilchrist M, Parsons D, Brannigan ET, Robotham JV, Holmes AH. Counting the cost of an outbreak of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae: an economic evaluation from a hospital perspective. Healthcare Infection Society (HIS), Edinburgh, Scotland, 6-8 November 2016.

Mookerjee S*, Dyakova E, Davies F, Bamford K, Galletly T, Brannigan E, Holmes AH, Otter JA. Managing repeated screening for known CPE carriers: once positive always positive? Infection Prevention Society (IPS) Annual Meeting. Harrogate, UK, 26-28 September 2016.

Mookerjee S, Dyakova E, Davies F, Bamford K, Brannigan E, Holmes A, Otter JA*. Screening for CPE: sensitivity of multiple admission screens. European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID), Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 9-12 April 2016.

Brannigan E*, Otter JA, Davies F, Mookerjee S, Dyakova E, Bamford K, Donaldson H, Nelson D, Galletly T, Gilchrist M, Holmes A. Responding to an outbreak of CPE: learning points from the front line. Federation of Infection Sciences (FIS) Annual Meeting. Glasgow, Scotland, 21-23 Nov 2015.

Otter JA*, Dyakova E, Bisnauthsing K, Querol-Rubiera A, Patel A, Ahanonu C, Tosas Auguet O, Edgeworth J, Goldenberg S. Who’s carrying CRE? Universal admission screening in London. Infection Prevention Society (IPS) Annual Meeting. Liverpool, UK, 28-30 September 2015.

Dyakova E*, Bisnauthsing K, Querol-Rubiera A, Patel A, Ahanonu C, Tosas Auguet O, Edgeworth J, Goldenberg S, Otter JA. “Can I swab your rectum, please?”: Improving compliance with rectal screening for CRE. Infection Prevention Society (IPS) Annual Meeting. Liverpool, UK, 28-30 September 2015.

Mookerjee S*, Sullivan J, Davies F, Donaldson H, Brannigan E, Holmes A, Otter JA. Risk factors for patients with carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) in a Northwest London hospital Trust, 2014 – 2015. Infection Prevention Society (IPS) Annual Meeting. Liverpool, UK, 28-30 September 2015.

Fisher D*, Pang L, Salmon S, Teo C, Cook A, Otter JA. Where’s all the VRE gone? A successful VRE bundle at a Singapore hospital. International Congress of the Asia Pacific Society of Infection Control. Taipei, Taiwan, 26-29 March 2015.

O’Halloran P, Otter JA, Adams NMT, Chewins J*. Improvements in pain, odour, sleep and social activities for patients with chronic wounds using novel aqueous oxygen peroxide (AOP) technology. Infection Prevention Society (IPS) Annual Meeting. Glasgow, Scotland, 29 September – 1 October 2014.

Keward J*, Bradshaw P, Otter JA. Reducing the number of missed isolation days in the Alder Hey High Dependency Unit using the Bioquell Pod. Infection Prevention Society (IPS) Annual Meeting. Glasgow, Scotland, 29 September – 1 October 2014.

Hughes J*, Stabler R, Karadag T, Desai N, Patel A, Otter JA, Edgeworth JD, Tosas-Auguet O. Selection of low-level mupirocin resistance in hospital but not community MRSA clones. European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID), Barcelona, Spain, 10-13 May 2014

Marbach H, Boakes E, Lynham S, Ward M, Otter JA*, Edgeworth JD. Identification of a distinctive virulence phenotype for endocarditis-associated clonal complex 22 MRSA isolates with reduced vancomycin susceptibility. ID Week, San Francisco, California, USA, 2-6 October 2013.

Otter JA*, Tosas O, Herdman MT, Williams B, Tucker D, Edgeworth JD, French GL. Targeted MRSA admission screening would fail to identify almost half of carriers in a London Hospital. Infection Prevention Society (IPS) Annual Meeting. London, UK, 30 September – 2 October 2013.

Batra R, Halligan E, Cliff P, Otter JA, Edgeworth JD*. Selection of qacA carriage in MRSA clonal complex 22 but not 30 during a successful infection control programme incorporating chlorhexidine-based decolonisation. 21st Annual Meeting of the European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID), Milan, Italy, 7-10 May 2011.

Otter JA*, Duclos M, Salkeld JAG, Nowakowski E, Passaretti CL, Perl TM. Decontamination of unused, packaged supplies contaminated with vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) using hydrogen peroxide vapor (HPV). 5th Decennial Meeting of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), Atlanta, GA, USA, 2010. Abstract 62. (Also presented at the Birmingham International Burns Congress, 5-7 September 2010, Birmingham UK. Poster Abstract 13.)

Otter JA*, Ellington MJ, Kearns AM, French GL. Panton-Valentine leukocidin gene sequence and the PVL-encoding bacteriophage vary with lineage in community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. 19th Annual Meeting of the European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID). Helsinki, Finland, 2009.

Otter JA*, Passaretti CL, Ross T, Carroll KC, French GL, Perl TM. Low frequency of environmental contamination with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in an inner city emergency department and outpatient HIV clinic. 19th Annual Meeting of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA). San Diego, CA, USA, 2009.

Otter JA*, Davies B, Klein J, Watts T, Kearns AM, French GL. Identification and control of an outbreak of gentamicin-resistant, methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus on a neonatal unit. 13th International Symposium on Staphylococci and Staphylococcal Infection (ISSSI), Cairns, Australia, 2008.

Otter JA*, Cummins M, Ahmad F, van Tonder C, Drabu Y. O19 Assessing the biological efficacy and rate of recontamination following hydrogen peroxide vapour decontamination. Int J Antimicrob Agents 2007;29 Suppl. 2:S4. (16th Annual Meeting of the European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Disease (ECCMID))

Boyce JM*, Havill NL, Otter JA, McDonald LC, Adams NM, Thompson A, Wiggs L, Noble-Wang J. Impact of hydrogen peroxide vapor room bio-decontamination on environmental contamination and nosocomial transmission of Clostridium difficile. 16th Annual Meeting of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), Chicago, Illinois, 2006. Abstract 155.

Otter JA*, Havill NL, Adams NMT, Boyce JM. Extensive environmental contamination associated with patients with loose stools and methicillin-resistant Staphylcococcus aureus (MRSA) colonization of the gastrointestinal tract. 16th Annual Meeting of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), Chicago, Illinois, 2006. Abstract 159.

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