Regional Research / Audits / Publications

WALSALL

How well do we manage young persons attending our contraception clinics?  Omi Ohizua, Dev Harjit, Arumainayagam Joseph, Acharya Sashi.  Poster presentation, FIAPAC Conference Nantes 2018
Utility of clinical audit to unify treatment paradigms across disciplines within a single provider, Rebecca Pugh, Laura White, Zarah Amin, Shand-Davis, R Satyapal, S Acharya, A Joseph.  Poster Presentation BASHH/BHIVA conference Edinburgh April 2018

WORCESTER

Bhaduri S.  UK national  audit and  survey of clinic policies in relation to risk assessment , HIV testing and follow up.  Int J STD AIDS 29(11): 1142-1145
Bhaduri S.  UK national audit  survey of HIV testing and follow up: case note audit.  Int J STD AIDS 29(11): 1146-1150
Offer of Testing for Sexually Transmitted Infections in patients attending for contraception in an integrated service - does this  reduce HIV test uptake  rates ? Bhaduri S.  Poster presentation, BASHH/BHIVA conference Edinburgh April 2018

STOKE

Genital herpes in pregnancy: how does management in a community integrated sexual health clinic differ from national guidance, and is there room for improvement?
Gill A, Fernando K.  Poster Presentation BASHH/BHIVA conference Edinburgh April 2018

West Midlands 2017 regional BASHH audit on HIV testing.
L Goodall, K Fernando, S Bhaduri.  Poster, BHIVA/BASHH Annual Conference, Edinburgh, April 2018

Genital dermatology: What biopsies tell you that the patient may not.  Jones N, Fernando K
Poster presentation 15th Congress of the European Society of Contraception and Reproductive Health Budapest May 2018

Challenges in developing a medical education function in a geographically diverse community based NHS Trust.  N Forrest(Medical Education Manager), K Fernando
Poster Presentation, National Association of Clinical Tutors (NACT UK) conference January 2018

COVENTRY

Prof Satyajit Das

2018

Publications

1.    Association of Low Vitamin D Status with Complications of HIV and AIDS: A Literature Review. (Chokuda E, Reynolds C, Das S) Infect Disord Drug Targets. 2018 Dec 21. doi: 10.2174/1871526519666181221122731

2.    Self-control, plan quality and digital delivery of action planning for condom and contraceptive pill use of 14-24 year olds: Findings from a clinic-based online pilot randomised controlled trial. Journal: Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being. (K Brown, K Beasley, Das S)  https://doi.org/10.1111/aphw.12138

3.    Rare Case of Neuro Endocrine Carcinoma of Bartholin Gland in HIV Positive Patient. (Kumari BS, Gopalakrishnan K, Das S). Case Rep Health Med 2018; 1:002.

4.    Conference Reports. 25th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2018), 4–7 March 2018, Boston. HIV Treatment Bulletin: HIV i-Base; 16th April, 2018, vol 7. http://i-base.info/htb/33900

Presentations oral

1.    Complications of disease and treatment “BHIVA Best of CROI Feedback”, Birmingham, March 2018

2.    CNS Toxicity with dolutegravir use: CROI feedback at London, Radisson Blue Edward Grafton, March 2018.

Presentations Poster

The Mediterranean Portfolio diet in HIV dyslipidaemia: a pilot randomised controlled trial (Clare Stradling, G N. Thomas, Karla Hemming, Shahrad Taheri, Stephen Taylor, Jonathan Ross, Das S). CROI 2018; Boston, USA, PO:703

2017

Publications

1.    British HIV Association guidelines for the routine investigation and monitoring of adult HIV-1-positive Individuals. http://www.bhiva.org/documents/Guidelines/Monitoring/2016-BHIVA-Monitoring-Guidelines.pdf

2.    Effect of immediate initiation of antiretroviral therapy on risk of severe bacterial infections in HIV-positive people with CD4 cell counts of more than 500 cells per μL: secondary outcome results from a randomised controlled trial.  for the INSIGHT START study group.  www.thelancet.com/hiv. Vol 4; March 2017

Presentations Oral

Chance to Change Project: Wrapped: Development and specification of an intervention to increase condom use amongst young people accessing chlamydia self-testing websites. Early presentation at 3rd CBC Digital Health Conference 2017. (Newby, K.N., Brown, K., Crutzen, R., Bailey, J., Hunt, J., Alston, T., Saunders, J., Sadiq, T., Das, S. and Szczepura)

Chance to Change project: Wrapped: Development of an intervention to increase condom use amongst users of online chlamydia self-testing services. Interim presentation at 8th Conference on Supporting Health by Technology, Enschede, the Netherlands, June 2017. (Newby, K.N., Brown, K., Crutzen, R., Bailey, J., Hunt, J., Alston, T., Saunders, J., Sadiq, T., Das, S. and Szczepura)

Complications of disease and treatment “BHIVA Best of CROI Feedback”, Birmingham, March 2017

Presentations Poster

Mediterranean diet can improve cardiovascular risk in HIV dyslipidaemia: a randomised controlled dietary intervention trial. 23 rd Annual Conference of the British HIV Association (BHIVA); 4–7 April 2017 in Liverpool;PO:84 (Clare Stradling, G N. Thomas, Karla Hemming, Shahrad Taheri, Stephen Taylor, Jonathan Ross, Das S)
Auditing mortality among HIV patients in Coventry.  HIV Medicine  2017 British HIV Association, HIV Medicine, 18 (Suppl. S1), 3–13. PO:61. (Das S, S Allan, H Taha, S Bopitiya, S Croxford and A Timperley).

Effect of low-dose oral vitamin D on bone mineral density changes in HIV patients. .  HIV Medicine  2017 British HIV Association, HIV Medicine, 18 (Suppl. S1), 3–13. PO:72 (H Taha and S Bopitiya, S Das)

Chance to Change Project: Wrapped: Development and specification of an intervention to increase condom use amongst young people accessing chlamydia self-testing websites. Final presentation at International Society for Research on Internet Interventions (ISRII) conference,12-14th October 2017 in Berlin. (Newby, K.N., Brown, K., Crutzen, R., Bailey, J., Hunt, J., Alston, T., Saunders, J., Sadiq, T., Das, S. and Szczepura)

BIRMINGHAM

Dr C Robertson

No microscopy means no slides – does it matter when treating Neisseria gonorrhoea?  A review of local practice.  Dr Amandeep Gill, Dr Claire Robertson
Poster presentation, BHIVA/BASHH Joint Conference, April 2018, HIGHLY COMMENDED

Dr N Thorley

Oral presentations:

April 2018.  NICE Fellowship Project, NICE Fellows and Scholars Induction day. NICE Headquarters, London. 16th April 2018

May 2018.  FSRH Annual Scientific Meeting 18th May 2018, Birmingham. BASHH Guideline Update 2018

Umbrella Service Model Presentation. HIV and Sexual Health Commissioners Group for England. Natalie Slayman-Broom , Nicola Thorley. Sept 2018, St Phillips Place, Birmingham

Poster presentations:

Developing methods to understand the costs and benefits of online STI testing.  Jackson LJ, Thorley N, Derry I and Ross JDC. IUSTI Asia Pacific 2018

Publications:

Intravaginal boric acid: is it an alternative therapeutic option for vaginal trichomoniasis?  N. Thorley, J.Ross. Sex Transm Infect.2018 Dec;94(8):574-577

Collaborating with community pharmacists to deliver sexual health services. NICE Shared learning Example (submitted for publication on NICE website) N. Thorley – submitted on behalf of UHB NHS Foundation Hospitals Trust

Developing methods to understand the costs and benefits of online sti testing Jackson LJ, Thorley N, Derry I and Ross JDC

A service evaluation comparing home-based testing to clinic-based testing for chlamydia and gonorrhoea in Birmingham and Solihull. P Banerjee , N Thorley, K Radcliffe.  Int J STD AIDS 2018; 29(10): 974-979

National Contributions:

NICE Fellowship (2018-21)

NICE Adoption and Impact Reference Panel member

Umbrella Patient Feedback Survey. N. Thorley, M. Lau-Robinson, J. Ross

Dr M Page

Publications

Page M, Atabani SF, Wood M, Smit E, Wilson S, Atherton C, Davenport CF, Hartland D, Simpson M, Taylor S. Dried blood spot and mini-tube blood sample collection kits for postal HIV testing services: a comparative review of successes in a real-world setting. Sex Transm Infect. 2018

Jaspal R, &  Page M. "Enhancing HIV prevention and care among men who have sex with men: insights from social psychology." (Jul 2018): 472-473

Page M, & Nicholls J. PrEP: pre‐exposure prophylaxis for HIV prevention. Trends in Urology & Men's Health. 2018 Jul;9(4):22-4

Page M, Taylor S. Antiretroviral pharmacology April 2018

Oral Presentations

Are all HIV postal sampling kits the same?  Dried blood spots significantly outperform conventional mini-tube sampling in a real-world comparative review.  BHIVA/BASHH Joint Conference, April 2018

Posters

Social media as a health promotion tool: a detailed analysis of social media networks during #HIVTestWeek using five different analytic tools. .  BHIVA/BASHH Joint Conference, April 2018

Dr S Mensforth

Mensforth S, Radcliffe K.  Is it time to reconsider epidemiological treatment for gonorrhoea?  International Journal of STD & AIDS October 2018. 29(10):1043-1044

Mensforth S, Dufty N, Stewart N.  Training NMPs to prescribe PEPSE: improved accessibility for all. HIV Medicine 2018, 19 (Suppl. 2), s21–s152. Poster presentation at BASHH/BHIVA in April 2018

Mensforth S, Ross JDC.  Assessing the frequency of Spontaneous clearance of gonorrhoea.  Poster presentation at IUSTI AP in Nov 2018

Professor J Ross

National and International Presentations:

January 2018

Joint BASHH / Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health Symposium, RCOG
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease – an update (plenary presentation)
 
January 2018

Public Health England – Topics in Infection Conference
What do we do about untreatable GC? (plenary presentation)
 
March 2018

Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections
The Mediterranean portfolio diet in HIV dyslipidaemia: a randomised controlled trial  (poster presentation)         
 
April 2018

British Association for Sexual Health and HIV Annual Conference, Edinburgh
Assessing the measurement of patient experience and outcome in health care settings on receiving care after sexual violence: a systematic review (poster presentation)
 
April 2018

Maltese Association of Dermatology and Venereology
What’s New in Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (plenary presentation)
 
May 2018

Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health Annual Scientific Meeting
Spotlight on PID (oral symposium presentation)
 
June 2018

American Society of Microbiology & Microbe, Atlanta
Gentamicin for the Treatment of Gonorrhoea (GToG): Minimum Inhibitory Concentration Data versus Clinical Outcome (poster presentation)
 
June 2018

International Union against Sexually Transmitted Infections conference, Dublin
Gentamicin for the treatment of gonorrhoea (GToG) clinical trial: minimum inhibitory concentration data versus clinical outcome (oral presentation by Helen Fifer)
 
July 2018           
   
European Health Economics Association (EuHEA) Conference, Maastricht
Understanding young people’s choices around STI screening: results from a discrete choice experiment (oral presentation by Louise Jackson)
 
Sept 2018

British Sociological Association Conference, Glasgow
Empowerment, power and control of survivors of sexual violence in healthcare settings: evidence from a systematic review (oral presentation by Karen Lorimer)
 
September 2018

The International Society on Priorities in Health (ISPH), 12th biannual international conference, Linköping University, Sweden
Understanding young people’s priorities for service development: a case study of sexual health services (oral presentation by Louise Jackson)
 
November 2018

International Union against Sexually Transmitted Infections conference (Asia-Pacific), Auckland
Gonorrhoea and Syphilis among Heterosexuals in the UK (oral symposium presentation)
 
Publications:

Intravaginal boric acid – is it an alternative therapeutic option for vaginal trichomoniasis?

Thorley N, Ross JDC

Sexually Transmitted Infections 2018;94(8)574-7 DOI: 10.1136/sextrans-2017-053343
 
Highlighting the clinical need for diagnosing Mycoplasma genitalium infection

Ison CA, Fifer H, Gwynn S, Horner P, Muir P, Nicholls J, Radcliffe K, Ross. JDC, Taylor-Robinson D, White J

International Journal of STD & AIDS 2018;29:680-6

https://doi.org/10.1177/0956462417753527
 
European Guideline for the Management of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

Ross J, Guaschino S, Cusini M, Jensen J

International Journal of STD & AIDS 2018;29(2):108-114 DOI: 10.1177/0956462417744099
 
Antibiotic therapy for pelvic inflammatory disease: an abridged version of a Cochrane systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials

Savaris RF, Fuhrich DG, Duarte RV, Franik S, Ross J.

Sexually Transmitted Infections 2018 - http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/sextrans-2018-053762
 
A randomised controlled trial to compare the clinical effectiveness, cost effectiveness and safety of gentamicin and ceftriaxone in the treatment of gonorrhoea (The G-TOG Trial)

JDC Ross, Jan Harding, Lelia Duley, Alan A. Montgomery, Trish Hepburn, Wei Tan, Clare Brittain, Garry Meakin, Kirsty Sprange, Sukhwinder Thandi, Louise Jackson, Tracy Roberts, Janet Wilson, John White, Claire Dewsnap, Michelle Cole, Tessa Lawrence, on behalf of the G-TOG Collaborative Group


NIHR Health Technology Assessment Journal (in press)