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Dr Tony Worthington CSci FIBMS PhD FHEA

Tony Worthington

Senior Lecturer in Clinical Microbiology

School of Life & Health Sciences
Aston University
Tel: +44 (0)121 204 3951      
email:T.Worthington@aston.ac.uk         


Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registered: BS34219 
Admissions Tutor (UG Biomedical & Biological Science Programmes) School of Life and Health Sciences

Research Theme

Chronic and Communicable Conditions

Research Centre

Aston Research Centre for Healthy Ageing (ARCHA)  

 Career History

  • 2008-present Senior Lecturer in Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Disease, Aston University
  • 2004-2008 Lecturer in Clinical Microbiology, Aston University
  • 2000 PhD (Medical Microbiology), Aston University
  • 1999-2004 Senior Clinical Research Scientist. Clinical Microbiology and Infection Control, University Hospital Birmingham NHS Trust 1991-1999 Senior Biomedical Scientist. Clinical Microbiology and Infection Control, University Hospital Birmingham NHS Trust
  • 1990 Fellowship of the Institute of Biomedical Sciences (FIBMS), (specialising in Medical Microbiology)
  • 1988: George Randall Memorial Award (Medical Microbioloy)
  • 1985-1991 Biomedical Scientist Microbiology, PHLS, Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham                                                                                                                       

Research Interests

  • Clinical Microbiology and Healthcare Associated Infection (diagnosis, treatment and prevention of infection)
  • Propionibacterium acnes and its association with chronic lower back pain and Modic changes
  • Clostridium difficile and Staphylococcal Infections
  • Biofilms; infections associated with indwelling intravascular devices and prosthetic joints
  • Skin Antisepsis and Antimicrobials

Patents

2014. Worthington Y. Wheeldon LJ. Germination patent (Application pending) http://worldwide.espacenet.com/publicationDetails/biblio?CC=WO&NR=2011101661A1&KC=A 1&FT=D

2013. Worthington T. Karpanen T. Eucalyptus oil / chlorhexidine patent European Patent Application No. 087883963  EU/China. Fully Granted

2006. Parker, K.J., Rathbone, D.L., Lambert, P.A., Coleman, M.D., Hilton, A.C., Worthington, A., Billington, D.C., Anti-bacterial Compounds


Research Funding 

2005-2008 EPSRC CASE award (in collaboration with Insight Health Ltd): £100,000;
studies on ehnanced skin antisepsis

2007 -2010 EPSRC CASE award (in collaboration with Insight Health Ltd): £100,000;
Formulation engineering stategies to enhance skin antisepsis and delivery of chlorhexidine

2008-2011 EPSRC CASE award (in collaboration with Insight Health Ltd): £100,000;
Germination formulatiion and the development of a smart polymer-based surface for elimination of C. difficile spores

2009 -2012 KTP award (Department of Health/Insight Health Ltd): £164,000;
Development of a germination solution for elimination of C. difficile spores

2010-2013 EPSRC CASE award (in collaboration with Insight Health Ltd): £100,000;
Development of a dual-action germinant-biocide for the elimination of C. diffficle
and microorganisms commonly associated with healthcare associated infections

2013-2016 ARCHA PhD Studentship (50% Industrial funding; Insight Health Ltd, UK): £75,000; Antimicrobial Bioglass

2014-2014: Full-industrially funded PhD (Insight Health Ltd): £60,000. Antimicrobial efficacy of octenidine.


Research Students

 

Laura Wheeldon (2005-2008); PhD awarded

Tarja Karpanen (2005-2008); PhD awarded

Lauren Green (2007-2010); PhD awarded

Emma Hendry (2007-2010); PhD awarded

Alexandria Quayle (2010-2013) awarded

Matthew Hird (2011-2014)

Rahila Chaudhry (2010-2014) (External, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, UK)

Saima Begum (2011-2014)

Farah Raja (2013-2016)

Alicia Ellison (2014-2017)

 

Books and Chapters

 

Tom Elliott, Tony Worthington, Husam Osaman, Martin Gill Lecture Notes on Medical Microbiology and Infection, 4th edition, 2007. Blackwell Publishing (online sample view)

Tom Elliott, Anna Casey, Peter Lambert, Jonathon Sandoe. Lecture Notes on Medical Microbiology and Infection, 5th Edition, 2011. Blackwell Publishing. Chapters: Clostridia; Diagnostic Laboratory Techniques

 Michael Ford. Fundamentals of Biomedical Science; Medical Microbiology, 2nd edition 2014. Oxford University Press. Chapter: Clinical Parasitology.


Professional Interests and Activities

Fellow of the Institute of Biomedical Science (FIBMS): 00004502

Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) Liasion Officer

HCPC Registered Biomedical Scientist: BS34219

Member of the Society of Biology (MSB)

Local, National and International Microbiology Education and Community Engagement (UK, Kenya, Tanzania)


Society for Applied Microbiology (SfAM) funded Community Engagement Project (2013):  The World of Microbiology: Mastering the invisible, invincible, treatable and preventable 


Arthur Terry School, Sutton Coldfield 2012: In this series of videos, practical classroom demonstrations of effective hand washing, growing bacteria and infectious diseases are presented (YouTube Link)


Wellcome Trust Community Engagement Project (2009)

The World of Microbiology: Mastering the invisible, invincible, treatable and preventable -The Early Days

LHS microbiology roadshow promo
Overview of the Course
LHS Microbiology for Schools 2 - superbugs and infection control
Superbugs & Infection Control
LHS Microbiology for Schools 3 - sexually transmitted infections
Sexually Transmitted Infections


Publications

Journals 

 Rollason, J., McDowell, A., Albert, H.B., Barnard, E., Worthington, T., Hilton, A.C., Vernallis, A., Patrick, S., Elliott, T., and Lambert, P. (2013) 'Genotypic and antimicrobial characterisation of Propionibacterium acnes isolates from surgically excised lumbar disc herniations'. BioMed Research International. (online)

Albert HB, Lambert P, Rollason J, Sorensen JS, Worthington T, Pedersen MB, Nørgaard HS, Vernallis A, Busch F, Manniche C, Elliott T. Does nuclear tissue infected with bacteria following disc herniation lead to Modic changes in the adjacent vertebrae. Eur Spine J. 2013;22(4):690-6. doi: 10.1007/s00586-013-2674-z.. (online)

Hendry E, Conway B, Worthington T. Digluconate and isopropyl biocide formulation. Int J Mol Sci. 2012 Oct 30;13(11):14016-25. doi: 10.3390/ijms131114016 (online)

El Shaer A, Hanson P, Worthington T, Lambert PA, Mohammed AR. Preparation and Characterisation of Amino Acids Based Trimethoprim Salts (2012). Pharmaceutics; 4: 179-196.


Worthington T, Karpanen T, Casey A, Lambert PA, Elliot TS. Self-Disinfecting Surfaces: Reply to Weber and Rutala (2012). The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA): 33(5); 645-646.

Worthington T. The World of Microbiology Goes to Kenya. Hakuna Matata. Microbiologist (2012);12-15

Green LM, Worthington T, Hilton AC, Lambert PA. Genetic characterisation of clinical isolates of Clostridium difficile using an optimised RAPD protocol and PCR ribotyping reveals strain diversity between two tertiary referral Trusts in the West Midlands, UK.J Med Microbiol. 2011;60(Pt 9):1287-91

Wheeldon L, Worthington T, Lambert P Histidine acts as a co-germinant with glycine and taurocholate for Clostridium difficile spores. J Appl Microbiol. 2011. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2672.2011.04953.x

Karpanen TJ, Conway BR, Worthington T, Hilton AC, Elliott TS, Lambert PA. Enhanced chlorhexidine skin penetration with eucalyptus oil. . BMC Infect Dis. 2010;10: 278.

Karpanen T, Hendry E, Worthington T, Lambert P, Conway B (2010). Chlorhexidine: Skin permeation and antisepsis. Industrial Pharmacy; 26: 12-15.

Worthington T, Dunlop D, Casey A, Lambert P, Luscombe J, Elliott T (2010). 
Serum procalcitonin, interleukin-6, soluble intercellular adhesin molecule-1 and IgG to short chain exocellular lipoteichoic acid as
predictors of infection in total prosthesis revision Br J Biomed Sci; 67 (2): 71-76

Green L, Worthington T, Hilton A, Lambert P (2009) Phenotypic characterisation of Clostridium difficile reveals lack of extracellular virulence factor production and significant differences in antibiogram profiles. Int J Antimicrob Agents doi:10.1016/j.ijantimicag.2009.10.018 

Hendry E, Worthington T, Conway B; Lambert P (2009). Antimicrobial Efficacy of Eucalyptus Oil
and 1,8-Cineole Alone and in Combination with Chlorhexidine Digluconate Against Microorganisms Grown in Planktonic and Biofilm Cultures. J Antimicrob Chemother;64(6):1219-25 

Karpanen TJ, Worthington T, Conway BR, Hilton AC, Elliott TS, Lambert PA (2009). Permeation of chlorhexidine from alcoholic
and aqueous solutions within excised human skin. Antimicrob Chemother; 53(4):1717-9. (online)

Wheeldon L, Worthington T, Hilton AC, Lambert PA, Elliott TSJ. (2008). Sporicidal activity of two disinfectants against
Clostridium difficile spores.Br J Nurs. 2008 Mar 13-26;17(5):316-20. (online)

Wheeldon L, Worthington T, Lambert PA, Hilton AC, Lowden C, Elliott TSJ (2008)
Antimicrobial efficacy of copper surfaces on spores and vegetative cells of Clostridium difficile: the germination theory.
J Antimicrob Chemother;
62(3):522-5. doi:1093/jac/dkn219. [online]

Wheeldon L, Worthington T, Hilton AC, Elliott TSJ Lambert PA. (2008)
Physical and chemical factors influencing the germination of C. difficile spores. J Appl Microbiol 2008 Dec;105:2223-30 (online)

Costello C, Karpanen T, Lambert PA, Mistry P, Parker KJ, Rathbone DL, Ren J, Wheeldon L, Worthington T (2008).
Thiosemicarazones active against Clostridium difficile.Bioorg Med Chem Lett;18(5):1708-11. (online).

Karpanen, T.J., Worthington, T, Hendry, E.R., Conway, B.R.. and Lambert, P.A. (2008).
Antimicrobial efficacy of chlorhexidine digluconate alone and in combination with eucalyptus oil,
tea tree oil and thymol against planktonic and biofilm cultures of Staphylococcus epidermidis.
J Antimicrob Chemother;
62: 1031-6(online)

Karpanen TJ, Worthington T, Conway BR, Hilton AC, Elliott TS, Lambert PA (2008).
Penetration of chlorhexidine into human skin. Antimicrob Agents Chemother; 52: 3633-6 (online)

Rollason J, Bastin L, Hilton AC, Pillay DG, Worthington T,Mckeon C, De P, Burrows K, Lambert PA.
Epidemiology of community acquired meticillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus obtained from the west midlands region. J Hosp Infect 2008.

Bastin, L., Rollason, J., Hilton A.C., Pillay, D., Corcoran, C., Elgy, J., Lambert, P., Worthington, T., De, P.,and Burrows, K. (2007).
Spatial aspects of MRSA epidemiology: a case study using stochastic simulation, kernel estimation and SaTScan.
Intl. J. Geograph. Inf. Sci.
21, 811-835. [online]

Casey AL, Worthington T, Lambert PA, Elliott TSJ (2007).
Evaluation of routine microbiological techniques for establishing the diagnosis of catheter-related bloodstream infection caused
by coagulase negative staphylococci. 
Journal of Medical Microbiology 56, 172-176 (online)

Worthington T (2007). Central venous catheter related infection in adults: a diagnostic challenge. British Journal of Intensive Care

Casey, A.L., Worthington, T., Caddick, J.M, Hilton, A.C., Lambert, P.A. and Elliott, T.S.J. (2006).
RAPD for the typing of coagulase-negative staphylococci implicated in catheter-related bloodstream infection.
J. Infect.
52, 282-289. [online]

Casey, A.L., Worthington, T., Bonser, R.S., Lambert, P.A. and Elliott, T.S.J. (2006)
Rapid serodiagnosis of Staphylococcus aureus surgical site infection following median sternotomy.
J. Infect.
52, 276-281. [online]

Caddick, J.M., Hilton, A.C., Armstrong, R.A., Lambert, P.A. Worthington, T. and Elliott, T.S.J. (2006).
Description and critical appraisal of principal components analysis (PCA) methodology applied to pulsed-field gel electrophoresis
profiles of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates.
J. Microbiol. Meth.
65, 87-95. [online]

Adams D, Karpanen T, Worthington T, Lambert P, Elliott TS (2006). Infection risk associated with a closed luer device.
Journal of Hospital Infection
62, 353-357.[online]

Worthington T, Elliott TS (2005) Diagnosis of central venous catheter related infection in adult patients.Journal of Infection 51, 267-80. (online)

Adams D, Quayum M, Worthington T, Lambert P, Elliott T (2005)
Evaluation of a 2% chlorhexidine gluconate in 70% isopropyl alcohol skin disinfectant.Journal of Hospital Infection 61, 287-90. [online]

Caddick JM, Hilton AC, Rollason J, Lambert PA, Worthington T, Elliott TS (2005)
Molecular analysis of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus reveals an absence of plasmid DNA in multidrug-resistant isolates.
FEMS Immunology and Medical Microbiology
44, 297-302. [online]

Jones kJ, Perris AD, Vernallis AB, WorthingtonT, Lambert PA, Elliott TS (2005)
Induction of inflammatory cytokines and nitric oxide in J774.2 cells and murine macrophages by lipoteichoic acid and related
cell wall antigens from Staphylococcus epidermidis. Journal of Medical Microbiology 54, 315-21. [online]

Worthington T (2004)Poems, Paintings and Penile Chancres; Syphilis-a Disease with History.
Microbiologist, 5, 26-29. (online)

Worthington T, Elliott T (2003). B4 hand hygienic advanced skin protectionTM – a handy adjunct in the prevention of cross infection?
Journal of Hospital Infection
55, 154-156. (online)

Perry AL, Worthington T, Hilton AC, Lambert PA, Stirling AJ, Elliott TSJ. (2003)
Analysis of clinical isolates of Propionibacterium acnes by optimized RAPD. FEMS Microbiology letters 228, 51-55.  [online]

AL Casey, T Worthington, PA Lambert, D Quinn, MH Faroqui, TSJ Elliott (2003)
A randomized, prospective clinical trial to assess the potential infection risk associated with the Posiflow needleless connector.
Journal of Hospital Infection
54, 288-293. [online]

MK Spare, SE Tebbs, S Lang, PA Lambert, T. Worthington, GW Lipkin, TSJ Elliott (2003)
Genotypic and phenotypic properties of coagulase negative staphylococci causing dialysis catheter related sepsis.
Journal of Hospital Infection
54, 272-278. [online]

Worthington T, Lambert PA, Traube A, Elliott TSJ (2002)
A rapid ELISA for the diagnosis of intravascular catheter-related sepsis due to coagulase negative staphylococci.
Journal of Clinical Pathology
55, 41-43. [free online]

Casey A, Worthington T, Lambert PA, Faroqui MH, Elliott TSJ (2002)
Needleless connectors – the way forward in the prevention of catheter related sepsis?
Journal of Hospital infection
50, 77-81. [online]

Worthington T, Perry A, Lambert PA, Elliott TSJ (2002). Is brushing of central venous catheters safe clinical practice?
Journal of Hospital Infection
51, 149-150. (online)

Dobie D, Worthington T, Faroqui M, Elliott TSJ (2002) Avoiding the Point. Lancet 359, 1254. (online)

Tom Elliott, Tony Worthington, Peter Lambert (2002). Antibody response to Staphylococcal slime and lipoteichoic acid.
Lancet
360, 1977. [online]

Worthington T, Adams N, Elliott TSJ (2001). Diathermy pencils- a potential vector for the transmission of prions?
Journal of Hospital Infection
47, 332-337. (online)

Stirling A, Worthington T, Rafiq M, Lambert PA, Elliott TSJ (2001). Association between sciatica and Propionibacterium acnes.
Lancet
357, 2024-2025. [online]

Worthington T, Tebbs S, Moss H, Bevan V, Kilburn J, Elliott TSJ (2001)
Are contaminated flush solutions an overlooked source for catheter related sepsis? Journal of Hospital Infection 49, 81-83. (online)

Worthington T., Lambert PA., Elliott TSJ (2000). A novel serological test for the diagnosis of central venous catheter associated sepsis.
Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
46, 516. (online)

Worthington T., Lambert PA., Elliott TSJ (2000). Is hospital acquired catheter related sepsis associated with outbreak strains of
coagulase negative staphylococci.
Journal of Hospital Infection
46, 130-134. (online)

Lambert PA., Worthington T., Tebbs SE., Elliott TSJ (2000).
Lipid S, a novel exocellular glycolipid antigen from Staphylococcus epidermidis for the serodiagnosis of Gram-positive sepsis.
FEMS Immunology & Medical Microbiology
29, 195-202. (online)

Elliott TSJ., Tebbs SE., Moss HA., Worthington T., Spare M., Faroqui MH., Lambert PA (2000).
A novel serological test for the diagnosis of central venous catheter associated sepsis.
Journal of Infection 40, 252-266. (online)

Rafiq M, Worthington T, Tebbs SE, Treacy R , Dias R, Lambert PA, Elliott TSJ (2000)
Serological detection of Gram-positive bacterial infection of prosthetic joints. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (Br) 82-B, 1156-61. (online)

Worthington T., White J., Lambert P., Adlakha S., Elliott T (1999)
A beta-lactam dependant coagulase-negative staphylococcus associated with urinary tract infection. Lancet 354, 1097. (online)

Woodford N., Johnson AP., Morrison D., Hastings JGM., Elliott TSJ., Worthington T., Stephenson JR., Chin AT., Tolley JL (1994).
Vancomycin-dependant enterococcus in the United Kingdom. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy 5, 1066. (online)

Abstracts and Conference Proceedings

Lowden CJ Wheeldon LJ, Lambert PA, Rathbone DL, Worthington T (2009).
Germinate to exterminate: susceptibility of germinating spores of Clostridium difficile O27 to desiccation and aerobic conditions.
19th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Disease, Helsinki,16th-19th May.

Hendry ER, Worthington T, Conway BR, Hilton AC, Lambert PA (2009)
Antimicrobial activity of crude eucalyptus oil against Staphylococcus aureus, MRSA, Escherichia coli,
Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Candida albicans grown in planktonic and biofilm cultures.  19th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Disease, Helsinki,16th-19th May.

Green L, Rollason J, Worthington T, Hilton AC, Lambert PA (2009)
An optimized RAPD protocol for rapid genotyping and local epidemiological mapping of Clostridium difficile. 
19th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Disease, Helsinki,16th-19th May.

Wheeldon L, Worthington T, Lowden C, Hilton AC, Lambert PA, Elliott TSJ (2008)
Antimicrobial efficacy of copper against spores of Clostridium difficile: the germination theory.
18th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Disease, Barcelona, April 19th-22nd .

Green L, Worthington T, Hilton AC, Lambert PA (2008).
Antimicrobial susceptibility patterns of Clostridium difficile within two tertiary referral Trusts
18th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Disease, Barcelona, April 19th-22nd .

T.J. Karpanen, T. Worthington, B. Conway and P.A. Lambert (2007) P1117
Qualitative and quantitative evaluation of micro-organisms present in excised human skin used for ex vivo assessment of topical antimicrobials.
International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, Volume 29, Supplement 2, March 2007, Page S302

Wheeldon L, Worthington T, Rathbone DL, Hilton A, Lambert P, Elliot T (2006).
Antimicrobial activity of novel N1-Benzylidene-pyridine-4-carboxamidrazones against Clostidium difficile.
16th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Disease, Nice.

Rollason J, Hilton A, Caddick J, Lambert P, Elliott T (2006).
Multiplec SCCmec typing of hospital acquired, community associated and multi resistant methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus.
16th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Disease, Nice.

Adams D, Karpanen T, Worthington T, Lambert P, Elliott T (2005).
Assessment of the potential infection risk associated with the Q-syte needleless connector.
15th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Disease, Denmark.

Casey A, Worthington T, Caddick J, Hilton A, Lambert P, Elliott T (2005).
Evaluation of RAPD for the epidemiological typing of coagulase negative staphylococci implicated in catheter related bloodstream infection.
15th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Disease, Denmark.

Caddick J, Hilton AC, Lambert PA, Worthington T, Elliott TSJ (2004).
A rapid DNA extraction and random amplification of polymorphic DNA method for the molecular typing
of multiple-resistant methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus.
11th Conference of the Federation of Infection Societies, Cardiff.

Karpanen T, Worthington T, Lambert PA, Elliott TSJ.(2004). Sustained antimicrobial activity of a novel triclosan hand preparation.
14th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Disease, Prague.

A Perry, T Worthington, A Hilton, P Lambert, A Stirling, T Elliott. (2003).
Optimised random amplification of polymorphic DNA (RAPD) typing for genotyping clinical strains of Propionibacterium acnes.
152nd SGM, University of Edinburgh.

T Worthington, P Lambert, D Dunlop, V Prasad, T Elliott. (2003).
Serodiagnosis of prosthetic joint infection by lipid S ELISA.
13th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Disease, Glasgow.

Caddick JM, Hilton AC, Lambert PA, Worthington T, Elliott TSJ. (2003).
Molecular analysis of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains using pulsed field gel electrophoresis and correlation of
profile with isolate source.
10th Conference of the Federation of Infection Societies, Cardiff.

Casey A, Worthington T, Lambert P, Elliott T.(2003).
Does characterization of coagulase negative staphylococci by routine microbiological techniques mislead the
diagnosis of catheter related bloodstream infection?
10th Conference of the Federation of Infection Societies, Cardiff.

Elliott TSJ, Worthington T, Perry A, Adams N, Gregory F, Jiggins M, Stirling A.(2002).Is sciatica an infection? 12th ECCMID, Milan.

Trim JC, Adams D, Worthington T, Faroqui MH, Lambert PA, Elliott TSJ. (2002).
The prevention of Inoculation Injuries. 5th International Conference of the Hospital Infection Society. Edinburgh.

Casey A, Worthington T, Lambert P, Faroqui M, Elliott T. (2002).
Making the Connection: Preventative measures in reducing catheter related sepsis. 5th International Conference of the Hospital Infection Society. Edinburgh.

Spare MK, Worthington T, Lambert PA, Elliott TS. (2002).
Meditrend: A clinical audit tool for surveillance of dialysis catheter infections in renal patients. 5th International Conference of the Hospital Infection Society. Edinburgh.

Spare MK, Adu D, Lipkin G, Ball S, Worthington T, Lambert PA, Elliott TS. (2002).

The treatment of CAPD associated peritonitis with intraperitoneal piperacillin/tazobactam.
5th International Conference of the Hospital Infection Society. Edinburgh.

Molloy H, Worthington T, Lambert PA, Elliot TSJ. (2002).
The differential diagnosis of Gram-positive and Gram-negative septicaemia using an anti-lipid S enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. 9th Conference of the Federation of Infection Societies, Manchester.

MK Spare, D Adu, GW Lipkin, S Ball, T Worthington, PA Lambert TSJ Elliott. (2002).
The relationship of antibiotic use on carriage and infection with vancomycin resistant enterococci and clostridium difficile in renal patients.
American Society of Nephrology Renal Week, Philadelphia.

A. Khan, A Safiee, N. Okhravi, T Elliott, P Lambert, T Worthington, S Lightman. (2002).
Does virulence differ between coagulase negative staphylococci strains causing endophthalmitis.
3rd International Conference on Ocular Infections: stepping into the new Millenium, Austria.

Worthington T, Tebbs SE, Moss HA, Bevan V, Kilburn J, Elliott TSJ. (2001).
Are contaminated flush solutions an overlooked source for catheter related sepsis?
Sixth Congress of the European Association of Hospital Pharmacists, Amsterdam.

Worthington T, Perry A, Spare MK, Lambert PA, Cochrane T, Lipkin G, Elliott TSJ. (2001)
Prevalence and epidemiology of vancomycin resistant enterococci on a renal unit.
Eleventh European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Disease (ECCMID), Istanbul.

Worthington T, Elliott TSJ, Lambert PA, Stirling A, Rafiq M.(2001). A Pain in the Back.
University Hospital Birmingham NHS Trust R&D Conference. Birmingham.

Casey A, Worthington T, Lambert PA, Faroqui MH, Elliott TSJ. (2001).
Needleless connectors – the way forward in the prevention of catheter related sepsis.
Eighth Conference of the Federation of Infection Societies, Manchester.

Elliott TSJ, Worthington T, Lambert PA, Stirling A. (2000). Propionibacterium acnes and sciatica.
7th Conference of the Federation of Infection Societies, Manchester.

Worthington T, Spare M, Lambert P, Lang S, Connaughton M, Littler W, Rafiq M, Stirling A. (2000).
Lipid S – a novel marker for the serodiagnosis of deep-seated Gram-positive infection.
7th Conference of the Federation of Infection Societies, Manchester .

Elliott TSJ, Tebbs SE, Moss HA, Worthington T, Faroqui MH, Livesley MA, Lambert PA. (1999).
Serodiagnosis of central venous catheter-related infection. 21st International Congress of Chemotherapy, Birmingham.

Lambert PA, Livesley MA, Tebbs SE, Worthington T, Moss HA, Elliott TSJ. (1998)
A novel serodiagnostic test for Gram-positive coccal bacterial infections of implanted devices.
Oral and poster presentation. 4th International Conference of the Hospital Infection Society, Edinburgh.

Elliott TSJ, Tebbs SE, Worthington T, Lambert PA, Livesley MA. (1998).
Serodiagnosis of central venous catheter associated infections due to coagulase negative staphylococci using a novel glycolipid antigen.
38th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, San Diego, D-71, p149.

Livesley MA, Tebbs SE, Moss HA, Lees A, Worthington T, Lambert PA, Elliott TSJ. (1997)
Molecular epidemiology of Staphylococcus epidermidis in endocarditis.
4th International Symposium on Modern Concepts in Endocarditis and Cardiovascular Infections, Lausanne, Switzerland.

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