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Survey of registered nurses’ selection of compression systems for the treatment of venous leg ulcers in the UK (2019)
Journal Article
Oates, A., & Adderley, U. (2019). Survey of registered nurses’ selection of compression systems for the treatment of venous leg ulcers in the UK. Journal of tissue viability, 28(2), 115-119. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtv.2019.02.004

Background: Venous leg ulceration is common in older adults in the United Kingdom. The gold-standard treatment is compression therapy. There are several compression bandage and hosiery systems that can be prescribed or purchased, but it was unclear w... Read More about Survey of registered nurses’ selection of compression systems for the treatment of venous leg ulcers in the UK.

Modelling antisepsis using defined populations of facultative and anaerobic wound pathogens grown in a basally perfused biofilm model (2018)
Journal Article
Oates, A., Lindsay, S., Mistry, H., Ortega, F., & McBain, A. J. (2018). Modelling antisepsis using defined populations of facultative and anaerobic wound pathogens grown in a basally perfused biofilm model. Biofouling, 34(5), 507-518. https://doi.org/10.1080/08927014.2018.1466115

An in vitro model was developed to assess the effects of topical antimicrobials on taxonomically defined wound biofilms. Biofilms were exposed over seven days to povidone-iodine, silver acetate or polyhexamethylene biguanide (PHMB) at concentrations... Read More about Modelling antisepsis using defined populations of facultative and anaerobic wound pathogens grown in a basally perfused biofilm model.

Hyaluronan-based nanohydrogels for targeting intracellular S. Aureus in human keratinocytes (2018)
Journal Article
Montanari, E., Oates, A., Di Meo, C., Meade, J., Cerrone, R., Francioso, A., …Matricardi, P. (2018). Hyaluronan-based nanohydrogels for targeting intracellular S. Aureus in human keratinocytes. Advanced Healthcare Materials, 7(12), https://doi.org/10.1002/adhm.201701483

Staphylococcus aureus is one of the most significant human pathogens that is frequently isolated in a wide range of superficial and systemic infections. The ability of S. aureus to invade and survive within host cells such as keratinocytes and host i... Read More about Hyaluronan-based nanohydrogels for targeting intracellular S. Aureus in human keratinocytes.

Pursuing intracellular pathogens with Hyaluronan. From a ‘Pro-Infection’ polymer to a biomaterial for ‘Trojan Horse’ systems (2018)
Journal Article
Montanari, E., Di Meo, C., Oates, A., Coviello, T., & Matricardi, P. (2018). Pursuing intracellular pathogens with Hyaluronan. From a ‘Pro-Infection’ polymer to a biomaterial for ‘Trojan Horse’ systems. Molecules, 23(4), 939. doi:10.3390/molecules23040939

Hyaluronan (HA) is among the most important bioactive polymers in mammals, playing a key role in a number of biological functions. In the last decades, it has been increasingly studied as a biomaterial for drug delivery systems, thanks to its physico... Read More about Pursuing intracellular pathogens with Hyaluronan. From a ‘Pro-Infection’ polymer to a biomaterial for ‘Trojan Horse’ systems.

The detrimental impact of extracellular bacterial proteases on wound healing: Bacterial proteases (2017)
Journal Article
Lindsay, S., Oates, A., & Bourdillon, K. (2017). The detrimental impact of extracellular bacterial proteases on wound healing: Bacterial proteases. International wound journal, 14(6), 1237-1247. doi:10.1111/iwj.12790

In addition to clinical signs of infection (e.g. inflammation, purulence and pain), a microbial count of ≥105 colony‐forming units/g has historically been used to define wound infection. However, it is increasingly recognised that, rather than a high... Read More about The detrimental impact of extracellular bacterial proteases on wound healing: Bacterial proteases.

Conformational studies of tylosin A, tylosin B, erythromycin B and erythromycin C and full assignments of tylosin A in CDCl3 and tylosin B in phosphate buffered D2O (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Arsic, B., Regan, . A., Morris, G., Oates, A., McBain, . A., & Barber, J. (2017, June). Conformational studies of tylosin A, tylosin B, erythromycin B and erythromycin C and full assignments of tylosin A in CDCl3 and tylosin B in phosphate buffered D2O. Poster presented at 1st RSC Anglo-Nordic Medicinal Chemistry Symposium

Skin Microbiology☆ (2016)
Book
McBain, A., O’Neill, C., & Oates, A. (2016). Skin Microbiology☆. Elsevier. doi:10.1016/b978-0-12-801238-3.99217-1

In recent years the application of high throughput DNA sequencing for analyzing the composition of the skin microbiota has identified a highly diverse group of microorganisms. Although the factors determining the composition of the skin microbiota ar... Read More about Skin Microbiology☆.

Growth of MRSA and Pseudomonas aeruginosain a fine-celled foam model containing sessile commensal skin bacteria (2016)
Journal Article
Oates, A., & McBain, A. J. (2016). Growth of MRSA and Pseudomonas aeruginosain a fine-celled foam model containing sessile commensal skin bacteria. Biofouling, 32(1), 25-33. https://doi.org/10.1080/08927014.2015.1117607

Sessile cultures of the skin bacteria Staphylococcus saprophyticus and Corynebacterium xerosis were grown using novel fine-celled foam substrata to test the outcome of challenge by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or Pseudomonas aeruginosa... Read More about Growth of MRSA and Pseudomonas aeruginosain a fine-celled foam model containing sessile commensal skin bacteria.

Faucicola mancuniensis gen. nov., sp. nov., isolated from the human oropharynx (2014)
Journal Article
Humphreys, G. J., Oates, A., Ledder, R. G., & McBain, A. J. (2015). Faucicola mancuniensis gen. nov., sp. nov., isolated from the human oropharynx. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 65(Pt 1), 11-14. https://doi.org/10.1099/ijs.0.066837-0

An aerobic, Gram-stain-negative, non-motile coccus, designated strain GVCNT2T, was isolated from the tonsils of a healthy adult female. Cells were oxidase- and catalase-positive, positive for the production of esterase (C4), esterase lipase (C8) and... Read More about Faucicola mancuniensis gen. nov., sp. nov., isolated from the human oropharynx.

The visualization of biofilms in chronic diabetic foot wounds using routine diagnostic microscopy methods (2014)
Journal Article
Oates, A., Bowling, F. L., Boulton, A. J. M., Bowler, P. G., Metcalf, D. G., & McBain, A. J. (2014). The visualization of biofilms in chronic diabetic foot wounds using routine diagnostic microscopy methods. Journal of Diabetes Research, 2014, https://doi.org/10.1155/2014/153586

Diabetic foot wounds are commonly colonised by taxonomically diverse microbial communities and may additionally be infected with specific pathogens. Since biofilms are demonstrably less susceptible to antimicrobial agents than are planktonic bacteria... Read More about The visualization of biofilms in chronic diabetic foot wounds using routine diagnostic microscopy methods.


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