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Professor Jerome Fennell

Clinical Associate Professor (Clinical Microbiology)
SIR PATRICK DUN LAB


  ENTEROBACTERIACEAE   Extended Spectrum Beta-Lactamases   INFECTION   INFECTION CONTROL   OXA-48   STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS
 Clinical, laboratory and radiological characteristics as predictors of outcome in patients with Covid 19

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Representative of the Irish Society of Clinical Microbiologists on the CPE Expert group which advised the NPHET on CPE 2017
Representative of the Irish Society of Clinical Microbiologists for the National Clinical Effectiveness Committee's National Infection Control Guideline Development Group 2017
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English Fluent Fluent Fluent
French Fluent Medium Fluent
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Member of the Irish Society of Clinical Microbiologists 2002 Present
Member of the British Infection Association/British Infection Society 2005 Present
Member of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases 2003 Present
Fellow of the Royal College of Pathology, UK 2008 Present
Fellow of the Faculty of Pathology, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland 2010 Present
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland 2020 Present
Elected to Executive Committee of the Irish Society for Gene and Cell Therapy 2008 2009
Kavanagh N, Ryan EJ, Widaa A, Sexton G, Fennell J, O'Rourke S, Cahill KC, Kearney CJ, O'Brien FJ, Kerrigan SW., Staphylococcal Osteomyelitis: Disease Progression, Treatment Challenges, and Future Directions., Clinical Microbiology Reviews, 31, (2), 2018, p1-25 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Byrne CJ, Parton T, McWhinney B, Fennell JP, O'Byrne P, Deasy E, Egan S, Enright H, Desmond R, Ryder SA, D'Arcy DM, McHugh J, Roberts JA, Population pharmacokinetics of total and unbound teicoplanin concentrations and dosing simulations in patients with haematological malignancy, Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 73, (4), 2018, p995 - 1003, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Murphy CM, Di Ruscio F, Lynskey M, Collins J, McCullough E, Cosgrave R, McDonnell D, Fennell J, Identification badge lanyards as infection control risk: a cross-sectional observation study with epidemiological analysis, Journal of Hospital Infection, 96, (1), 2017, p63 - 66, Notes: [Staphylococcus aureus cultures from name badge lanyards were phenotypically and genotypically indistinguishable from the wearer's nasal carrier strains by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis and antibiogram. Lanyards had a mean age of 22 months and hygiene was poor with only 9% ever having been laundered. Molecular analysis showed that 26% of S. aureus nasal carriers shared an indistinguishable strain on their lanyard. Lanyards should not be recommended for staff in frontline clinical care.], Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Byrne CJ, Roberts JA, McWhinney B, Fennell JP, O'Byrne P, Deasy E, Egan S, Desmond R, Enright H, Ryder SA, D'Arcy DM, McHugh J, Variability in trough total and unbound teicoplanin concentrations and achievement of therapeutic drug monitoring targets in adult patients with haematological malignancy, Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 61, (6), 2017, pe02466-16 , Notes: [PMID: 28320714], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Byrne CJ, Roberts JA, McWhinney B, Ryder SA, Fennell JP, O'Byrne P, Deasy E, Egan S, Desmond R, Enright H, D'Arcy DM, McHugh J, Population pharmacokinetics of teicoplanin and attainment of pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic targets in adult patients with haematological malignancy, Clinical Microbiology and Infection, 23, (9), 2017, p674.e7-674.e13 , Notes: [PMID: 28267636], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  Handle
O'Kelly F, Kavanagh S, Manecksha R, Thornhill J, Fennell JP, Characteristics of gram-negative urinary tract infections caused by extended spectrum beta lactamases: pivmecillinam as a treatment option within South Dublin, Ireland., BMC Infectious Diseases, 16, (1), 2016, p620-, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Gunning H, Taylor G, Smyth A, Mellotte G, Fennell J, Murphy P, Lavin P, Wall C, An Approach to Optimise Therapeutic Vancomycin Dosage in a Haemodialysis Population., Irish Medical Journal, 109, (9), 2016, p465-, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Byrne CJ, Egan S, Fennell JP, O'Byrne P, Enright H, Deasy E, Ryder SA, D'Arcy DM, McHugh J, Teicoplanin use in adult patients with haematological malignancy: Exploring relationships between dose, trough concentrations, efficacy and nephrotoxicity, International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, 46, (4), 2015, p406 - 412, Notes: [PMID: 26228465], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL  URL
Brown AF, Murphy AG, Lalor SJ, Leech JM, O'Keeffe KM, Mac Aogáin M, O'Halloran DP, Lacey KA, Tavakol M, Hearnden CH, Fitzgerald-Hughes D, Humphreys H, Fennell JP, van Wamel WJ, Foster TJ, Geoghegan JA, Lavelle EC, Rogers TR, McLoughlin RM, Memory Th1 Cells Are Protective in Invasive Staphylococcus aureus Infection., PLoS pathogens, 11, (11), 2015, pe1005226 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Alsinnawi M, Egan S, Groarke E, McCullagh E, Fennell J, Flynn R, McDermott T, Grainger R, Thornhill J., Risk Factors and Significance of Gentamicin Resistant Positive Urine Culture in Patients Undergoing Urological Surgery: A Short Report., Current urology, 8, (4), 2015, p175-177 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
  

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Una Sutton Fitzpatrick, Judi Lynch, Niamh Fitzgerald, Guerrino Macori, Séamus Fanning, Jérôme Fennell, SARS-CoV2 Reinfections in a University Teaching Hospital, IDWeek, Online, Sep 29-Oct 3 2021, 2021, Notes: [joint annual meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), the HIV Medical Association (HIVMA), the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS), and the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists (SIDP)], Oral Presentation, ACCEPTED
Carton M, Wall N, Prior A-R, Fennell J, Frost S, You can't fight what you don't find: Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacterales Screening in Tallaght University Hospital, ISCM Spring Meeting, Dublin, March 2019, 2019, Poster, PRESENTED
Sadhbh O'Rourke, Corinne Binions, Niall Wall, Dympna McDonnell, Anna-Rose Prior, Susanna Frost, Jérôme Fennell, Timing of conversion to positivity of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae contacts during a tertiary hospital OXA-48 outbreak., Federation of Infection Societies (FIS) Annual Conference, Birmingham, UK, 30 November 2017, 2017, Notes: [https://event.federationinfectionsocieties.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/posterref260pdf-No-260.pdf], Poster, PRESENTED
D Ryan, R Connolly, J Fennell, G Fitzpatrick, Aetiology of community-acquired pneumonia in the ICU setting and its effect on mortality, length of mechanical ventilation and length of ICU stay: a 1-year retrospective review, Critical Care, Sepsis, Paris, France, Dec 2014, 18, (2), BioMed Central, 2014, pp45 - 45, Poster, PRESENTED
Galvin M, Fennell J, Antimicrobial stewardship rounds in a general hospital in Ireland, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PHARMACY, 34, (5), 2012, pp788 - 789, Conference Paper, PRESENTED
Fennell J, Hanahoe B, Higgins F, Lyons M, O'Connell K, Boyle F, Morris D, Corbett-Feeney G, Keady D, Cormican M, Increasing Frequency of Detection of Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamases in Ireland, Federation of Infection Societies, Cardiff, UK, 2008, 2008, Poster, PRESENTED
Fennell J, Locked and Boweled Over, Ehrlich II, Nurnberg, Germany, Oct 2008, 2008, Notes: [A meeting celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Paul Ehrlich's Nobel Prize], Poster, PRESENTED
Fennell J, Smoking, Sputum and Streptococci, Ehrlich II, Nurnberg, germany, Oct 2008, 2008, Notes: [A meeting celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Paul Ehrlich's Nobel Prize], Poster, PRESENTED
JEROME P. FENNELL, CIARA A. KIRKE, JAMES J. EGAN, JOHN P. HURLEY, JAMES F. MCCARTHY, MARGARET M. HANNAN, , Risk Factors for Invasive Aspergillosis Among Heart Transplant Recipients in Ireland, Infectious Diseases Society of America Annual Meeting, Washington DC, USA, 2006, Infectious Disease Society of America, 2006, Meeting Abstract, PUBLISHED
Fennell JP, Baker AH, Hypertension: Methods & Protocols, , 1, Humana Press, 2005, 1 - 502pp, Notes: [Methods in Molecular Medicine, Vol 108], Book, PUBLISHED

  

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Award Date
Nominated for Tallaght University Hospital Hero award Oct 2020
Irish Society of Clinical Microbiologists Prize, ISCM Meeting 2008
Young Investigator's Prize, IAS 2001
My research interests include: - the epidemiology of gram negative resistance particularly Carbapenemase producing Enterobacterales (CPE) and Extended spectrum beta-lactamase producers (ESBLs) - The treatment of urinary tract infections caused by resistant Enterobacterales. - Treatment of Staphylococcus aureus infections particularly infections of bone. - Interested in examining the infection prevention benefits of IT solutions such as ICNet for infection prevention and in surgical site infection surveillance. - The epidemiology and infection prevention implications of SARS CoV2 reinfections. - Currently examining requirements to commence on-site genome sequencing for better epidemiological understanding of both SARS CoV2 and CPE outbreaks.