James A. O’Connor
Cork University Hospital
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The COVID-19 pandemic has had a catastrophic effect on society and health worldwide. Medical laboratory professionals are to the fore in diagnosis and monitoring of treatment of COVID-19 patients. This survey examined the effect of COVID-19 on these scientists, also asking respondents to identify areas needing improvement. A voluntary, anonymous online survey was completed by 272 medical laboratory professionals in Ireland in May 2020. The respondents reflected all ages, grades, and disciplines ...
#1Sinéad Fahy (CIT: Cork Institute of Technology)
#2James A. O’Connor (Cork University Hospital)H-Index: 1
Last. Brigid Lucey (CIT: Cork Institute of Technology)H-Index: 18
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Summary Background Carbapenems are a family of end line antibiotics with increasing levels of resistance that are a cause for concern. Aim To ascertain whether the CPE screening programme employed in an acute tertiary hospital is fit for purpose. Method We outlined the current working algorithm employed using a universal screening programme over a 26-month screening period. Rectal swabs are cultured on arrival. Those with suspicious growth are further investigated using NG-Carba 5 lateral flow t...
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#1Caoimhe Lynch (CIT: Cork Institute of Technology)H-Index: 3
Last. Brigid Lucey (CIT: Cork Institute of Technology)H-Index: 18
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Aims Campylobacter fetus subsp fetus (CFF) can cause intestinal illness, particularly in immunocompromised humans, with the potential to cause severe systemic infections. CFF is a zoonotic pathogen with a broad host range among farm animals and humans, inducing abortion in sheep and cows. The current paper describes a strain of CFF isolated from a patient with prosthetic valve endocarditis in Mercy University Hospital, Cork, Ireland, during 2017. Only five cases of C. fetus as a cause of prosthe...
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#1Eamonn P. Culligan (CIT: Cork Institute of Technology)H-Index: 11
Last. Brigid Lucey (CIT: Cork Institute of Technology)H-Index: 18
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ABSTRACT Campylobacter fetus is a Gram-negative, zoonotic pathogen and a member of the class Epsilonproteobacteria. We report the draft genome sequence of C. fetus subsp. fetus CITCf01, isolated from a patient with subacute bacterial endocarditis. CITCf01 grew under aerobic, microaerobic, and anaerobic conditions, and at 42°C, an unusual combination of growth conditions.
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#2Brigid LuceyH-Index: 18
Last. Aidan CoffeyH-Index: 54
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