Publications funded by or linked to the Consortium

Claudia S Estcourt, Jo Gibbs, Lorna J Sutcliffe, Voula Gkatzidou, Laura Tickle, Kate Hone, Catherine Aicken, Catherine M Lowndes, Emma M Harding-Esch, Sue Eaton, Pippa Oakeshott, Prof Ala Szczepura, Richard E Ashcroft, Andrew Copas, Anthony Nettleship, S Tariq Sadiq, Pam Sonnenberg.
The eSexual Health Clinic system for management, prevention, and control of sexually transmitted infections: exploratory studies in people testing for Chlamydia trachomatis.
http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanpub/article/PIIS2468-2667(17)30034-8/abstract

 

The Lancet Public Health doi:10.1016/S2468-2667(17)30034-8
Harding-Esch EM, Hollis E, Mohammed H, Saunders JM
Self-sampling and self-testing for STIs and HIV: the case for consistent nomenclature.
http://sti.bmj.com/content/93/2/445
Sex Transm Infect. 2017 Mar;93(2):445-448  doi: 10.1136/sextrans-2016-052841
Harding-Esch EM, Nori AV, Hegazi A, Pond MJ, Okolo O, Nardone A, Lowndes CM, Hay P, Sadiq ST
Impact of deploying multiple point-of-care tests with a 'sample first' approach on a sexual health clinical care pathway. A service evaluation.
http://sti.bmj.com/content/early/2017/02/03/sextrans-2016-052988.full

Sex Transm Infect. 2017 Feb 3 doi: 10.1136/sextrans-2016-052988


 

Gibbs J, Sonnenberg P, Estcourt
Confidentiality of sexual health patients' information - what has history taught us and where do we stand?
http://sti.bmj.com/content/93/1/2

Sex Transm Infect. 2017 Feb;93(1):2  doi: 10.1136/sextrans-2016-053002
Gibbs J, Gkatzidou V, Tickle L, Manning SR, Tilakkumar T, Hone K, Ashcroft RE, Sonnenberg P, Sadiq ST, Estcourt CS
“Can you recommend any good STI apps?” A review of content accuracy and comprehensiveness of current UK mobile medical applications for sexually transmitted infections and related genital infections.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27884965

Sex Transm Infect 2016 Nov 24 doi:10.1136/sextrans-2016-052690


 

Aicken CRH, Fuller SS, Sutcliffe LJ, Estcourt CS, Gkatzidou V, Oakeshott P, Hone K, Sadiq ST, Sonnenberg P, Shahmanesh M 
Young people’s perceptions of smartphone-enabled self-testing and online care for sexually transmitted infections: qualitative interview study
http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/16/974

BMC Public Health 2016. 16:974; doi:10.1186/s12889-016-3648-y


 

Aicken CRH, Estcourt CS, Johnson AM, Sonnenberg P, Wellings K, Mercer CH
Use of the internet for sexual health among sexually experienced persons aged 16 to 44 years: Evidence from a nationally representative survey of the British population.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4740495/
J Med Internet Res. 2016 Jan; 18(1): e14. doi:  10.2196/jmir.4373

Harding-Esch E, Nardone A, Gibbs J, Sutcliffe L, Sonnenberg P, Estcourt C, Hughes G, Mohammed H, Gill N, Sadiq ST, Lowndes C.
Can remote STI/HIV testing and eClinical Care be compatible with robust public health surveillance?
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26742547
 DH15 (2015). 2015 May 18:129-130. PMID: 26742547
Pascal Craw,  Ruth E. Mackay,  Angel Naveenathayalan,  Chris Hudson,  Manoharanehru Branavan, S. Tariq Sadiq,  Wamadeva Balachandran
A Simple, Low-Cost Platform for Real-Time Isothermal Nucleic Acid Amplification
http://www.mdpi.com/1424-8220/15/9/23418

Sensors 2015, 15(9), 23418-23430; doi:10.3390/s150923418


 

Pond MJ, Nori AV, Patel S, Ajayi M, Copas AJ, Butcher PD, Sadiq ST.
Performance evaluation of automated urine microscopy as a rapid, non-invasive approach for the diagnosis of non-gonococcal urethritis.
http://sti.bmj.com/content/early/2015/03/02/sextrans-2014-051761.full?g=w_sti_open_tab
Sex Transm Infect. 2015 May; 91(3):165-70. doi: 10.1136/sextrans-2014-051761
Pond MJ, Nori AV, Witney AA, Lopeman RC, Butcher PD, Sadiq ST.
High Prevalence of Antibiotic-Resistant Mycoplasma genitalium in Nongonococcal Urethritis: The Need for Routine Testing and the Inadequacy of Current Treatment Options.
http://cid.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2013/11/25/cid.cit752.short
Clin Infect Dis. 2014 Mar; 58(5); 631-7. doi: 10.1093/cid/cit752
Sivanesan T. Mackay R, Craw P, Hudson C, Gkatzidou V, Balachandran W.
Process of Designing Robust, Dependable, Safe and Secure Software for Medical Devices: Point of Care Testing Device as a Case Study.
http://file.scirp.org/Html/36489.html

Journal of Software Engineering and Applications 2013. 06: 1-13. doi: 10.4236/jsea.2013.69A001
Craw P, Balachandran W.
Isothermal nucleic acid amplification technologies for point-of-care diagnostics: a critical review.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22592150
Lab chip 2012 Jul 21; 12(14): 2469-86. doi: 10.1039/c2lc40100b
Oakeshott P, Aghaizu A, Reid F, Howell-Jones R, Hay PE, Sadiq ST, Lacey CJ, Beddows S, Soldan K.
Frequency and risk factors for prevalent, incident, and persistent genital carcinogenic human papillomavirus infection in sexually active women: community based cohort study.
http://www.bmj.com/content/344/bmj.e4168.full
BMJ. 2012;344:e4168. doi: 10.1136/bmj.e4168
Sadiq ST, Dave J, Butcher PD.
Point-of-care antibiotic susceptibility testing for gonorrhoea: improving therapeutic options and sparing the use of cephalosporins.
http://sti.bmj.com/content/86/6/445.full.html
Sex Transm Infect 2010;86:6:445-446 doi: 10.1136/sti.2010.044230

 

Reports

Microbiology and the challenge of sexually transmitted infections: are we up to it?
Society for General Microbiology. 2013. ISBN 978-0-9536838-9-5
Howell-Jones R, Croxford S, Lowndes C, Nardone A, Delpeche V, Sadiq ST.
Novel approaches to testing for sexually transmitted infections, including HIV and hepatitis B and C in Europe
 ECDC, 2012. Doi:10.2900/6481

 

Conference Presentations

Aicken CRH, Fuller SS, Sutcliffe LJ, Gibbs J, Tickle L, Estcourt CS, Sonnenberg P, Mercer CH, Johnson AM, Sadiq ST, Shahmanesh M
Online care for sexually transmitted infections: using qualitative research in intervention development and evaluation.
Society for Social Medicine (SSM) Annual Scientific Meeting, York, UK, September 2016.
http://jech.bmj.com/content/70/Suppl_1/A23.1.abstract?sid=ee02342a-a3f4-4908-825f-2a973cafed62
Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 2016; 70: Suppl 1 A23 doi:10.1136/jech-2016-208064.34

Aicken C, Sutcliffe LJ, Gibbs J, Tickle L, Sadiq ST, Mercer CH, Sonnenberg P, Estcourt CS, Shahmanesh M
O010 Use and perceptions of the Online Chlamydia Pathway (OCP): findings from qualitative interviews among people treated for chlamydia.
British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) Conference, Oxford, UK, 2016.
http://sti.bmj.com/content/92/Suppl_1/A4.2.full.pdf+html?sid=52769bcd-d270-4ad6-9a1a-af6572adb966
Sexually Transmitted Infections 2016;92:Suppl 1 A4-A5 doi:10.1136/sextrans-2016-052718.10

Gibbs J, Sonnenberg P, Tickle L, Sutcliffe L, Gkatzidou V, Hone K, Aicken C, Sadiq ST, Estcourt C
P209 Outcomes of partner notification (PN) for sex partners of people with chlamydia, managed via the Online Chlamydia Pathway.
British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) Conference, Oxford, UK, 2016.
http://sti.bmj.com/content/92/Suppl_1/A89.2.full.pdf+html?sid=ebb34363-0e89-4b66-887c-21d6122e9404
Sexually Transmitted Infections 2016;92:Suppl 1 A89 doi:10.1136/sextrans-2016-052718.257
MJ Pond, C Hall, KG Laing, V Miari, H Jagatia, E Harding-Esch, I Monahan, T Planche, J Hinds, C Ison, S Chisholm, PD Butcher, ST Sadiq.
005.2 Diagnostic and clinical implications of genotypic fluoroquinolone susceptability detection for Nesseria gonnorrhoeae.
STI & HIV World Congress (ISSTDR), Brisbane, Australia, 2015.
Sex Transm Infect 2015;91:Suppl 2 A35 doi:10.1136/sextrans-2015-052270.14
CS Estcourt, J Gibbs. LJ Sutcliffe, V Gkatzidou, L Tickle, K, Hone, C Aicken, C Lowndes, E Harding-Esch, S Eaton, P Oakshott, A Szczepura, R Ashcroft. G Hogan, A Nettleship, D Pinson, ST Sadiq, P Sonnenberg
O14.1 Is an automate online clinical care pathway for people with genital chlamydia (chlamydia-occp) within a esexual health clinic feasible and acceptable? proof of concept study.
STI & HIV World Congress (ISSTDR), Brisbane, Australia, 2015.
Sex Transm Infect 2015;91:Suppl 2 A55 doi:10.1136/sextrans-2015-052270.153
E Harding-Esch, E Sherrard-Smith, SS Fuller, A Harb, M Furegato, C Mercer, ST Sadiq, R Howell-Jones, A Nardone, PJ White, P Gates, A Pearce, F Keane, H Colver, A Nori, C Dewsnap, R Schatzberger, C Estcourt, S Dakshina, CM Lowndes.
P08.28 Patients continue to engage in risky sexual behaviour in the time period between being tested for chlamydia and receiving test results and treatment.
STI & HIV World Congress (ISSTDR), Brisbane, Australia, 2015.
Sex Transm Infect 2015;91:Suppl 2 A142-A143 doi: 10.1136/sextrans-2015-052270.374
RE Mackay, M Branavan, P Craw, A Naveenathayalan, ST Sadiq, W Balachandran
P07.06 A low cost, hand-held point of care molecular diagnostic device for sexually transmitted infections
STI & HIV World Congress (ISSTDR), Brisbane, Australia, 2015.
Sex Transm Infect 2015;91:Suppl 2 A122 doi: 10.1136/sextrans-2015-052270.322
AV Nori, PE Hay, PD Butcher, ST Sadiq
P04.26 Robustness of capturing behavioural and sexual lifestyle data for a complex clinical study using internet-based computer self-interview.
STI & HIV World Congress (ISSTDR), Brisbane, Australia, 2015.
Sex Transm Infect 2015;91:Suppl 2 A105 doi: 10.1136/sextrans-2015-052270.280
E Harding-Esch, E Sherrard-Smith, C Dangerfield, YH Choi, N Green, M Jit, RD Marshall, C Mercer, A Nardone, R Howell-Jones, OA Johnson, J Clarkson, J Wolstenholme, CP Price, CA Gaydos, ST Sadiq, PJ White, CM Lowndes.
P08.29 Web-tool to assess the cost effectiveness of chlamydia point-of-care tests at the local level.
STI & HIV World Congress (ISSTDR), Brisbane, Australia, 2015
Sex Transm Infect 2015;91:Suppl 2 A143 doi: 10.1136/sextrans-2015-052270.375
CRH Aicken, LJ Sutcliffe, CS Estcourt, J Gibbs, LJ Tickle, P Sonnenberg, ST Sadiq, M Shahmanesh
P12.01 Getting your chlamydia care online: qualitative study among users of chlamydia online clinical care pathway (Chlamydia OCCP), in proof of concept study.
STI & HIV World Congress (ISSTDR), Brisbane, Australia, 2015.
Sex Transm Infect 2015;91:Suppl 2 A185-A186 doi: 10.1136/sextrans-2015-052270.481
J Gibbs, V Gkatzidou, L Tickle, SR Manning, T Tilakkumar, K Hone, RE Ashcroft, P Sonnenberg, ST Sadiq, CS Estcourt
P12.03 How accurate and comprehensive are currently available mobile applications (apps) for sexually transmitted and genital infections: a comprehensive review.
STI & HIV World Congress (ISSTDR), Brisbane, Australia, 2015
Sex Transm Infect 2015;91:Suppl 2 A186-A187 doi: 10.1136/sextrans-2015-052270.483

J Gibbs, LJ Sutcliffe, V Gkatzidou, P Sonnenberg, K Hone, R Ashcroft, E Harding-Esch, C Lowndes, ST Sadiq, CS Estcourt.
P12.02 Developing and using the eclinical care pathway framework: a novel tool for creating online clinical care pathways and its application to management of genital chlamydia.
STI & HIV World Congress (ISSTDR), Brisbane, Australia, 2015.
Sex Transm Infect 2015;91:Suppl 2 A186 doi: 10.1136/sextrans-2015-052270.482
Aicken CRH, Estcourt CS, Gibbs J, Sonnenberg P, Mercer CH, Tickle L, Sutcliffe LJ, Sadiq ST, Shahmanesh M.
001 PP: Online clinical management pathways for chlamydia treatment: enriching formative evaluation of a complex e-health intervention.
UCL Qualitative Health Research Symposium 2015, London, UK.
BMJ Open 5:UCLSymposiumAbstracts12. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-UCLSymposiumAbstracts.12
Chaychian S, Balachandran W, Hudson C.
Magnetic biosensor for pathogenic DNA detection.
Biosensors 2014, Australia, 27-30th May 2014.
Mackay RE, Craw P, Kremer J, Baker M, Ahern JC, Balachandran W.
Sample preparation for point of care molecular diagnostics.
Biosensors 2014, Australia, 27-30th May 2014
Fuller S, Mackay R, Nori A, Craw P, Butcher P, Lowndes C, Balachandran W, Sadiq ST.
eSTI2: Electronic Self Testing Instruments for Sexually Transmitted Infections.
WHO technical consultation on point-of-care tests for STIs. Annecy, France, 6-8th May 2014
Mackay RE, Craw P, Manoharanehru B, Chaychian S, Ereku T, Sivanesan T, Ahern J, Hudson C, Baker M, Kremer J, Naveenathayalan A, Powell Z, Evans R, Manivannan N, Balachandran W.
A Molecular Diagnostic Point of Care Platform for Rapid Detection of Sexually Transmitted Infections.
Sensors in Medicine, London, Mar 2014.
Mackay RE, Craw P, Ahern J, Hudson C, Le H, Keatch R, Balachandran W.
MEMS and Microfluidics for Biological Applications
Microtech 2014, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Mar 2014
Pond MJ, Nori A, Witney AA, Lopeman R, Butcher PD, Sadiq ST.
O19.2 Mycoplasma Genitalium is as Frequent a Cause of Urethritis as Chlamydia Trachomatis, and Has High Rates of Genotypic Resistance to Macrolide Antibiotics.
STI & AIDS World Congress, Vienna, Austria, July 2013.
Sexually Transmitted Infections 2013; 89, Suppl 1, ppA63-A63.   doi:10.1136/sextrans-2013-051184.0192
Fuller SS, Aicken C, Sutcliffe LJ, Estcourt CS, Gkatzidou V, Hone K, Sonnenberg P, Oakeshott P, Sadiq ST, Shahmanesh M.
O22.4 What Are Young People's Perceptions of Using Electronic Self-Tests For STIs Linked to Mobile Technology For Diagnosis and Care (eSTI2)?
STI & AIDS World Congress, Vienna, Austria, July 2013.
 Sexually Transmitted Infections 2013; 89, Suppl 1, ppA69-A70.  doi:10.1136/sextrans-2013-051184.0212 
Gkatzidou V, Balachandran W, Lowndes C, Howell-Jones R, Aicken CR, Mercer CH, Sutcliffe L, Sonnenberg P, Jackson M, Estcourt CS, Sadiq ST, Hone K.
P111 A user centred approach to the design of point-of-care and self-test mobile phone diagnostics for sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
BASHH-ASTDA, Brighton, UK, 2012
Sexually Transmitted Infections 2013; 88, Suppl 1, ppA47-A47.  doi:10.1136/sextrans-2012-050601c.111
Harding-Esch EM, Hegazi A, Okolo O, Pond MJ, Nori AV, Nardone A, Baraitser P, Campbell L, Hay P, Sadiq ST.
P2.163 Do "In-Clinic" Molecular and Non-Molecular Rapid Tests Improve Patient Management?
STI & AIDS World Congress, Vienna, Austria, July 2013
Sexually Transmitted Infections 2013; 89, Suppl 1, ppA137-A138.  doi:10.1136/sextrans-2013-051184.0427
Gkatzidou V, Hone K, Estcourt CS, Sadiq ST, Sonnenberg P.
P5.058 A Review of the Landscape of Mobile-Phone Applications For Information, Education, Diagnosis, Care and Self-Management of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs).
STI & AIDS World Congress, Vienna, Austria, July 2013
Sexually Transmitted Infections 2013; 89, Suppl 1, ppA352-A353.  doi:10.1136/sextrans-2013-051184.1102
Nori AV, Pond MJ, Laing KG, Patel S, Allen RL, Butcher PD, Hay PE, Sadiq ST.
P2.113 Urinary Calprotectin: A Biomarker of Urethral Inflammation.
STI & AIDS World Congress, Vienna, Austria, July 2013
Sexually Transmitted Infections 2013; 89, Suppl 1, ppA122-A123.  doi:10.1136/sextrans-2013-051184.0377
Pond MJ, Nori AV, Hou Y, Patel S, Laing KG, Allen RL, Hay P, Butcher PD, Sadiq ST.
P1.012 Urinary Cytokine Profiles in Non-Specific, Mycoplasma Genitalium and Chlamydia Trachomatis Urethritis.
STI & AIDS World Congress, Vienna, Austria, July 2013
Sexually Transmitted Infections 2013; 89, Suppl 1, ppA77-A77.  doi:10.1136/sextrans-2013-051184.0233
Pond MJ, Patel S, Butcher PD, Hay PE, Sadiq ST.
O1 Rapid automated white cell urinalysis is more accurate than urethral smear for predicting chlamydia infection in men
BASHH-ASTDA, Brighton, UK, 2012
http://sti.bmj.com/content/88/Suppl_1/A1.1.abstract?sid=30cdb9e2-4dcc-4869-b061-7a6fe29aa7c0
Sexually Transmitted Infections 2012 88, Suppl 1, ppA1-A1
Miari VF, Pond MJ, Laing K, Jagatia H, Monahan I, Planche T, Butcher PD, Sadiq ST.
P5.098 Clinical Prediction of Fluoroquinolone Susceptibility, Directly from Residual Routine NAAT Gonococcal-Positive Samples Using a gyrA SNP Detection Assay.
STI & AIDS World Congress, Vienna, Austria, July 2013
Sexually Transmitted Infections 2013;  89, Suppl 1, ppA365-A366.  doi:10.1136/sextrans-2013-051184.1142
Gkatzidou V, Hone K.
P22 A user centred approach to the design of p-of-care and self-test mobile phone diagnostics for sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
BASHH-ASTDA, Brighton, UK, 2012
Sexually Transmitted Infections 2012; 88, Suppl 1, ppA17-A18.  doi:10.1136/sextrans-2012-050601c.22
Balachandran W.
Sample Preparation for Molecular Diagnostics of Sexually Transmitted Infections.
Sample Prep East, Boston, US. Dec 2013
Harding-Esch E, Higazi A, Okolo O, Nori AV, Pond MJ , Nardone A, Baraitser P, Campbell L, Hay PE, Sadiq ST.
Do multiple point-of-care STI tests improve patient management in a Genito-Urinary Medicine clinic?
Oral presentation at the 8th meeting of the European Society for Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, London 25th-27th October 2013
Mackay RE, Garg N, Kremer J, Craw P, Ahern JC, Balachandran W.
A Nucleic Extraction Method for Point of Care Diagnostics
MicroTAS, Freiburg, Germany. pp.1755-1757 Oct 2013
Invited Talk: Balachandran W.
Electronic Self-Testing Instrument for Sexually Transmitted Infections.
Nanotechnology in Medical Devices, NanoKTN, London. Mar 2013
Invited Talk: Balachandran W.
Development of an Electronic Self-Testing Instrument for Sexually Transmitted Infections
Med-Tech, London. Sept 2012
Craw P, Mackay RE, Balachandran W.
Novel Diagnostic Techniques for Point-of-Care Diagnosis of Sexually Transmitted Infections
Carbonhagen, Copenhagen. June 2012
Invited Talk: Balachandran W.
eSTI2 – Electronic Self-Testing Instrument for Sexually Transmitted Infections
ChiNano, Nov 2011
Craw P, Balachandran W.
Microfluidic Diagnosis of Sexually Transmitted Infections
European Lab Automation, Hamburg, July 2011
Chaychian S, Craw P, Manivannan N, Balachandran W.
Point-of-care Diagnostics for Sexually Transmitted Infections
Biosensing Knowledge Transfer Network, Sept 2011
Craw P, Balachandran W.
Automated DNA Extraction and Isolation on a Microfluidic Chip
Lab on a Chip World Congress, Sept 2011