Regional Research / Audits / Publications

2016
COVENTRY

Research Papers:

Das S, Bopitya S, Chowdhury AR, Das A, Taha H. Effect of low dose oral vitamin-D and calcium replacement in HIV patients. Recent Pat Antiinfect Drug Discov. 2016;11(1):59-67.

Taha H, Newby K, Das A, Das S. Attitude of patients with HIV infection towards organ transplant between HIV patients. A cross-sectional questionnaire survey. Int J STD AIDS 2016; 27(1):13-8.

Oral presentations:

Insight START Investigator meeting in Boston 2016: S Das. Effect of immediate ART on risk of severe bacterial infections: the START trial.

WHO December 2016: Newby, K.N., Bailey, J., Crutzen, R., Brown, K., Szczepura, A., Hunt, J., Alston, T., Saunders, J., Sadiq, T., Das, S. Development and specification of an intervention to increase condom use amongst young people accessing chlamydia self-testing websites. Invited presentation at World Health Organization’s Technical Consultation on the Research Protocol for the Feasibility Study on Brief Sexuality Related Communication (BSC) and Research Instruments, Geneva, Switzerland

Poster presentation at CROI 2016

Effect of immediate ART on risk of severe bacterial infections: the START trial.

BEST FOODS FOR YOUR HEART’: A PILOT RANDOMISED CONTROLLED TRIAL OF DIETARY INTERVENTION TO REDUCE CARDIOVASCULAR RISK IN HIV DYSLIPIDAEMIA

C Stradling, N Thomas, S Taylor, S Das, J Ross, S Taheri

Presented in the HEART UK conference in July 2016

STOKE

Bridgwood A, Fernando K. A research based HIV service IT solution to enhance communication across acute and community settings, in the current commissioning climate. NHIVNA Conference poster presentation 2016.

Mensforth S, Goodall L. In response to ‘Successful treatment of refractory Trichomonas vaginalis infection using intravenous metronidazole’ by Hawkins et al. Int J STD & AIDS 2016;27(8):702-703

UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS BIRMINGHAM NHS FOUNDATION TRUST

2016 NICE Shared Learning Award (highly commended service improvement project for Umbrella Sexual Health Service, UHB NHS Hospitals Foundation Trust

Is intravaginal boric acid an alternative therapeutic option for vaginal trichomoniasis? N. Thorley, J. Ross. Umbrella Sexual Health service, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Sexually Transmitted Infections 2016;92(Suppl 1):A1-A106

Umbrella service improvement project: Hepatitis B screening and vaccination in at-risk groups attending the Umbrella Sexual Health Service (NICE Shared Learning sample). N.Thorley, K. Radcliffe. NICE website, March 2016.

The management of isolated positive syphilis enzyme immunoassay results in HIV-negative patients attending a sexual health clinic (Audit report). N. Thorley, M. Adebayo, E. Smit, K. Radcliffe. Department of Sexual Health, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust. International Journal of STD and AIDS. Aug 2016; 27(9): 798-800. Epub 2015 Dec 3

Audit of screening and vaccination for Hepatitis B in an at-risk group at an STI clinic. Presented as a poster at 17th IUSTI World Congress, Marrakesh 9.5.16. E. Cochrane, N. Thorley, K. Radcliffe, J. Ross

Is intravaginal Boric acid an alternative therapeutic option for vaginal trichomoniasis? N. Thorley, J. Ross. Presented as a poster at the BASHH Spring Conference, Oxford, 10.7.16

NICE Scholar and Umbrella service improvement project: Hepatitis B screening and vaccination in at-risk groups attending the Umbrella Sexual Health Service. N.Thorley, K. Radcliffe. Presented as a poster at NICE Forum 2016 and Patient Safety Congress, Manchester Central 6.6.16

The test performance and clinical utility of urethral microscopy for diagnosing gonorrhoea in men in the era of the NAAT. K.Radcliffe, N. Thorley, S Mensforth. Presented by Dr K. Radcliffe at 30th European Conference on Sexually Transmitted Infections, Budapest 15-17 September 2016.

Improving the uptake of Hepatitis B screening and vaccination in at-risk groups attending the sexual health service (NICE Shared Learning Awards). N. Thorley, K. Radcliffe. Presented by N. Thorley at the NICE Forum and Patient Safety Congress, Manchester Central, 6.7.16

NICE Board Strategy Meeting (NICE Scholar representative)

Presented 20th April 2016, Manchester Headquarters. Presentation of Umbrella Hepatitis B service improvement project and feedback regarding improvement strategies for the NICE Scholar’s programme.

Obstetric complications on deployed operations: a guide for the military surgeon. Faulconer ER, Irani S, Dufty N, Bowley D. J R Army Med Corps. 2016 Oct;162(5):326-329

A missed diagnosis of advanced HIV. Mason A, Dufty N. J R Army Med Corps. 2016;162(4):302-4.

June 2016 Defence LGBT Conference, MOD Main Building, Whitehall London. Dispelling the myths about Sexual Health in the MOD (Oral presentation)

Dr. Keith Radcliffe

May 2016 - International Union against Sexually Transmitted Infections World Congress, Marrakesh. Audit of screening and vaccination for hepatitis B in an at-risk group at an STI clinic (poster presentation)

Sept 2016 - 25th European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology Congress, Vienna. How to use sexually transmitted infection guidelines (oral presentation)

Sept 2016 - 30th European Conference on Sexually Transmitted Infections, Budapest. The test performance and clinical utility of urethral microscopy for diagnosing gonorrhoea in men in the era of the NAAT (oral presentation)

Dr. Nicola Thorley

May 2016 - International Union against Sexually Transmitted Infections World Congress, Marrakesh. Audit of screening and vaccination for Hepatitis B in an at-risk group at an STI clinic (poster presentation)

June 2016 - NICE Forum 2016 and Patient Safety Congress, Manchester Central. NICE Scholarship Umbrella service improvement project: Hepatitis B screening and vaccination in at-risk groups attending the Umbrella Sexual Health Service (oral and poster presentation)

July 2016 - British Association for Sexual Health and HIV Annual Conference, OxfordIs intravaginal Boric acid an alternative therapeutic option for vaginal trichomoniasis? (poster presentation)

Sept 2016 - 30th European Conference on Sexually Transmitted Infections, Budapest. Evaluation of urethral microscopy as a point-of-care test for Gonorrhoea in the sexual health clinic (oral presentation by Keith Radcliffe)

Dr. Denise Williams

March 2016 - Early Pregnancy and Emergency Gynaecology course, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, London. The Value of STI testing in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (oral presentation)

Publications

Professor Jonathan Ross:

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
In: Oxford Textbook of Medicine (6th edition). Editors J Firth, C Conlon, T Cox
Oxford University Press 2016

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
In: Oxford Textbook Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
Oxford University Press 2016

Pelvic Infection
Ross J.
In: Dewhurst’s Textbook of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (9th edition). Editor: Mr. D. K. Edmonds Blackwell Publishing 2016

2016 European guideline on the management of epididymo-orchitis
Street EJ, Justice ED, Kopa Z, Portman MD, Ross J, Skerlev M, Wilson JD, Patel R

Trichomonas vaginalis infection: how significant is it in men presenting with recurrent or persistent symptoms of urethritis?
Andrea Ng, Ross J
International Journal of STD & AIDS (in press)

Gentamicin versus ceftriaxone for the treatment of gonorrhoea (G-TOG Trial): study protocol for a randomised trial
Brittain C, Childs M, Duley L, Harding J, HepburnT, Meakin G, Montgomery AA, Tan W, Ross J
Trials (in press)

Dr Rachel Caswell

The Management of Domestic Abuse in Sexual Health Settings
Sacks R, Brawley D, Carroll M, Caswell RJ, Cohen C, Coyne K, Dhairyawan R, Donohue C, Jayadeva P, McCarty E, Mears A, Shah R, Shardlow K, Wardle D.
Sexually Transmitted Infections (in press)

The Significance of Isolated Reactive Treponemal Enzyme Immunoassay in the Diagnosis of Early Syphilis.
Caswell RJ, Hathorn E, Manavi K.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases 2016;43(6):365-8.

Dr Kulsum Jaffer

Chapter: Contraception, Sterilization and Termination of Pregnancy
In: Obstetrics and Gynaecology - an evidence-based text for MRCOG, Second Edition, Editors D Luesley and P Baker

Dr. Kaveh Manavi

An observational study on the incidence of tuberculosis among a cohort of HIV infected adults in a setting with low prevalence of tuberculosis Manavi K, Hodson J.
HIV Clin Trials 2016;17:181-8

Brief Report: Immunization of HIV-Infected Adults in the UK With Haemophilus influenzae b/Meningococcal C Glycoconjugate and Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccines
MacLennan CA, Richter A, Hodson J, Faustini S, Birtwistle J, Whitelegg A, Chigiga J, Singo M, Walker-Haywood J, Mulugeta B, Masuka S, Mainey C, Plant T, Drayson MT, Manavi K.
J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 2016;73:287-93

The significance of isoldated reactive Treponemal Enzyme Immunoassay in the diagnosis of early syphilis
Caswell RJ, Hathorn E. Manavi K
Sexually Transmitted Diseases 2016;43(6):365-8.

Comparison of doxycycline with azithromycin in treatment of pharyngeal chlamydia infection
Manavi K, Hettiarachchi N, Hodson J.
Int J STD AIDS 2016;27(14):1303-8

Dr. Keith Radcliffe

UK guideline for the use of HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis following Sexual Exposure, 2015.
F Cresswell, L Waters, E Briggs, J Fox, J Harbottle, D Hawkins, M Murchie, K Radcliffe, P Rafferty, A Rodger, M Fisher.
Int J STD AIDS 2016; 27(9): 713-738.

The management of isolated positive syphilis enzyme immunoassay results in HIV-negative patients attending a sexual health clinic.
N Thorley, M Adebayo, E Smit, K Radcliffe.
Int J STD AIDS 2016; 27(9): 798-800.

2015 European guideline on the management of Chlamydia trachomatis infections.
E Lanjouw, S Ouburg, HJ de Vries, A Stary, K Radcliffe, M Unemo.
Int J STD AIDS 2016; 27: 333-348.

2015 UK national guideline for the management of infection with Chlamydia trachomatis.
NC Nwokolo, B Dragovic, S Patel, CY W Tong, Gary Barker, K Radcliffe.
Int J STD AIDS 2016; 27(4): 251–267.

British Association for Sexual Health and HIV: framework for guideline development and assessment.
M Kingston, K Radcliffe, D Cousins, H Fifer, M FitzGerald, D Grover, S Hardman, S Higgins, M Rayment, A Sullivan.
Int J STD AIDS 2016; 27(3): 165-177.

2015 UK National Guideline on the management of non-gonococcal urethritis.
P Horner, K Blee, C O’Mahony, P Muir, C Evans, K Radcliffe.
Int J STD AIDS 2016; 27(2): 85–96.

Dr Nicola Thorley

Umbrella service improvement project: Hepatitis B screening and vaccination in at-risk groups attending the Umbrella Sexual Health Service (NICE Shared Learning sample).
N.Thorley, K. Radcliffe
NICE website, March 2016.

Is intravaginal boric acid an alternative therapeutic option for vaginal trichomoniasis?
N. Thorley, J. Ross
Umbrella Sexual Health service, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Sexually Transmitted Infections 2016;92(Suppl 1):A1-A106