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Publications
Journal(s)
TitleJournal NameYear
False-positive PCR results linked to administration of seasonal influenza vaccine Journal of Medical Microbiology Vol 61 (332-338)  DOI   2012
Rising incidence of Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia suggests iatrogenic exposure of immune compromised patients may be becoming a significant problem. Journal of Medical Microbiology Vol ? (?-?)    2012
Hepatitis A outbreak predominantly affecting men who have sex with men in Northern Ireland, October 2008 to July 2009 EUROSURVEILLANCE Vol 16 (11-16)    2011
Interlaboratory comparison of real-time polymerase chain reaction methods to detect Coxiella burnetii, the causative agent of Q fever Journal of veterinary diagnostic investigation : official publication of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, Inc Vol 23 (108-111)    2011
Development and clinical validation of multiplex TaqMan(R) assays for rapid diagnosis of viral gastroenteritis Journal of Medical Virology Vol 83 (1650-1656)  DOI   2011
Development and clinical validation of a loop-mediated isothermal amplification method for the rapid detection of Neisseria meningitidis Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease Vol 69 (137-144)  DOI   2011
Immunovirological Correlates in Human Rabies Treated With Therapeutic Coma Journal of Medical Virology Vol 82 (1255-1265)  DOI   2010
Coxiella burnetii (Q fever) seroprevalence in cattle Epidemiology and Infection Vol 138 (21-27)  DOI   2010
Enhanced reactivity of peripheral blood immune cells to HSV-1 in primary achalasia. Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology Vol 45(7-8) (806-813)  DOI 2010
Influenza: a virus of our times. The Ulster Medical Journal Vol 79(2) (46-51)  2010
Human seroprevalence to Coxiella bumetii (Q fever) in Northern Ireland Zoonoses Public Health Vol 55 (189-194)  DOI   2008
Coxiella buvnetii infection of an aortic graft with multiple vertebral body erosion Journal of Vascular Surgery Vol 45 (399-403)  DOI   2007
Association of the G4 rotavirus genotype with gastroenteritis in adults Journal of Medical Virology Vol 78 (1119-1123)  DOI   2006
Lack of association between serological evidence of past Coxiella burnetii infection and incident ischaemic heart disease: nested case-control study. BMC Infectious Diseases Vol 5 (61-1123)  DOI 2005
A touchdown nucleic acid amplification protocol as an alternative to culture backup for immunofluorescence in the routine diagnosis of acute viral respiratory tract infections. BMC Microbiology Vol 4 (41-1123)  DOI 2004
The diagnosis of acute hepatitis C virus infection during seroconversion: an important therapeutic opportunity. The Journal of infection Vol 49(2) (165-168)  DOI 2004
Herpes simplex type 1 shedding is associated with reduced hospital survival in patients receiving assisted ventilation in a tertiary referral intensive care unit. Journal of Medical Virology Vol 72(1) (121-125)  DOI 2004
Real-time nested multiplex PCR for the detection of herpes simplex virus types 1 and 2 and varicella zoster virus. Journal of Medical Virology Vol 71(4) (557-560)  DOI 2003
Genetic characterisation of a Hantavirus isolated from a laboratory-acquired infection. Journal of Medical Virology Vol 71(1) (105-109)  DOI 2003
Emergence of herpes simplex type 1 as the main cause of recurrent genital ulcerative disease in women in Northern Ireland. Journal of clinical virology : the official publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology Vol 27(1) (22-29)  2003
Clinical assessment of a generic DNA amplification assay for the identification of respiratory adenovirus infections. Journal of clinical virology : the official publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology Vol 26(3) (331-338)  2003
Clinical utility of nested multiplex RT-PCR for group F adenovirus, rotavirus and norwalk-like viruses in acute viral gastroenteritis in children and adults. Journal of clinical virology : the official publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology Vol 25(3) (335-343)  2002
A nested primer set targeting the cytomegalovirus glycoprotein B gene. Journal of clinical virology : the official publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology Vol 25(1) (95-96)  2002
Clinical utility of a nested nucleic acid amplification format in comparison to viral culture for the diagnosis of mucosal herpes simplex infection in a genitourinary medicine setting. BMC Infectious Diseases Vol 1 (11-96)  2001
A comparison of nested polymerase chain reaction and immunofluorescence for the diagnosis of respiratory infections in children with bronchiolitis, and the implications for a cohorting strategy. The Journal of hospital infection Vol 49(2) (122-128)  DOI 2001
Non-detection of Chlamydia species in carotid atheroma using generic primers by nested PCR in a population with a high prevalence of Chlamydia pneumoniae antibody. BMC Infectious Diseases Vol 1 (12-128)  2001
Gastroenteritis outbreaks associated with Norwalk-like viruses and their investigation by nested RT-PCR. BMC Microbiology Vol 1 (14-128)  2001
Nested multiplex polymerase chain reaction for the diagnosis of cutaneous herpes simplex and herpes zoster infections and a comparison with electronmicroscopy. Journal of Medical Virology Vol 63(1) (52-56)  2001
Hantaviruses. Journal of Medical Microbiology Vol 49(7) (587-599)  2000
Rationalised virological electron microscope specimen testing policy. Journal of Clinical Pathology Vol 53(2) (163-599)  2000
Description of a nonlethal herpes simplex virus type 1 glycoprotein D deletion mutant affecting a site frequently used for PCR. Clinical and Diagnostic Laboratory Immunology Vol 7(2) (322-324)  2000
Low pH-induced cytopathic effect--a survey of seven hantavirus strains. Journal of Virological Methods [01660934] Vol 81(1-2) (193-197)  1999
Effect of faecal consistency on virological diagnosis. The Journal of infection Vol 36(2) (145-148)  1998
Nucleotide sequence and phylogenetic analysis of the medium (M) genomic RNA segments of three hantaviruses isolated in China. Virus Research Vol 56(1) (69-76)  1998
Recrudescent herpes simplex infection mimicking primary herpetic gingivostomatitis. Journal of Oral Pathology and Medicine Vol 27(1) (8-10)  1998
Varicella vaccine in pregnancy. Testing should be offered to women without a history of chickenpox. BMJ (Clinical research ed.) Vol 314(7075) (226-10)  1997
Herpes simplex type 1 and genital herpes in Northern Ireland. International Journal of STD & AIDS Vol 8(1) (68-69)  1997
Isolation of viruses from clinical specimens in microtitre plates with cells inoculated in suspension. Journal of Virological Methods [01660934] Vol 62(2) (169-178)  1996
Evidence of hantavirus in wild rodents in Northern Ireland. Epidemiology and Infection Vol 117(2) (361-365)  1996
Serological evidence of Hantavirus disease in Northern Ireland. Journal of Medical Virology Vol 43(1) (33-38)  1994
Antibodies to rubella and human herpesvirus 6 in diverse retinal diseases. The Journal of Infectious Diseases Vol 167(6) (1499-1500)  1993
A simple standardised protocol for the production of monoclonal antibodies against viral and bacterial antigens. Journal of Immunological Methods Vol 153(1-2) (81-84)  1992
Central venous line infection caused by Brevibacterium epidermidis. The Journal of infection Vol 23(2) (211-212)  1991