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Kirsten Schaffer

Senior Clinical Lecturer

School Of Medicine

Tel: +353 1 7161240
Email: kirsten.e.schaffer@ucd.ie

Publications

     

Peer Reviewed Journals

O'Driscoll C, Murphy V;Doyle O;Wrenn C;Flynn A;O'Flaherty N;Fenelon LE;Schaffer K;FitzGerald SF (2015) 'First outbreak of linezolid-resistant vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium in an Irish hospital, February to September 2014'. The Journal of hospital infection, 91 (4):367-370. [DOI] [Details]
O'Connell, N. and Keating, D. and Kavanagh, J. and Schaffer, K. (2015) 'Detection and characterization of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae in high-risk patients in an Irish tertiary care hospital'. JOURNAL OF HOSPITAL INFECTION, 90 (2):102-107. [DOI] [Details]
Ryan L, O'Mahony E;Wrenn C;FitzGerald S;Fox U;Boyle B;Schaffer K;Werner G;Klare I (2015) 'Epidemiology and molecular typing of VRE bloodstream isolates in an Irish tertiary care hospital'. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 70 (10):2718-2724. [DOI] [Details]
O'Driscoll C, Konjek J;Heym B;Fitzgibbon MM;Plant BJ;N¿¿ Chr¿¿in¿¿n M;Mullane D;Lynch-Healy M;Corcoran GD;Schaffer K;Rogers TR;Prentice MB (2015) 'Molecular epidemiology of Mycobacterium abscessus complex isolates in Ireland'. Journal of cystic fibrosis : official journal of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society, . [DOI] [Details]
Schaffer K, Taylor CT (2015) 'The impact of hypoxia on bacterial infection'. FEBS Journal, 282 (12):2260-2266. [DOI] [Details]
Schaffer K (2015) 'Epidemiology of infection and current guidelines for infection prevention in cystic fibrosis patients'. Journal of Hospital Infection, 89 (4):309-313. [DOI] [Details]
Keating D, Crowe MJ;Kennedy B;Salmon A;Britton D;Gallagher CG;McKone EF;Schaffer K (2014) 'Molecular detection of an atypical, highly resistant, clonal Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolate in cystic fibrosis patients'. Journal of cystic fibrosis : official journal of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society, 12 (2):141-146. [DOI] [Details]
Wrenn C, O'Brien D;Keating D;Roche C;Rose L;Ronayne A;Fenelon L;Fitzgerald S;Crowley B;Schaffer K (2014) 'Investigation of the first outbreak of OXA-48-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae in Ireland'. Journal of Hospital Infection, 87 (1):41-46. [DOI] [Details]
Power, K. and Wang, J. and Karczmarczyk, M. and Crowley, B. and Cotter, M. and Haughton, P. and Lynch, M. and Schaffer, K. and Fanning, S. (2014) 'Molecular analysis of OXA-48-Carrying conjugative IncL/M-Like plasmids in clinical isolates of klebsiella pneumoniae in Ireland'. Microbial Drug Resistance, 20 (4):270-274. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Crowley A, Connell J;Schaffer K;Hall W;Hassan J (2013) 'Is there diagnostic value in detection of immunoglobulin g antibodies to the epstein-barr virus early antigen?'. BioResearch open access, 1 (6):291-296. [DOI] [Details]
Shinoy M, Dennehy R;Coleman L;Carberry S;Schaffer K;Callaghan M;Doyle S;McClean S (2013) 'Immunoproteomic analysis of proteins expressed by two related pathogens, Burkholderia multivorans and Burkholderia cenocepacia, during human infection'. PLoS ONE, 8 (11). [DOI] [Details]
Schaible B, McClean S;Selfridge A;Broquet A;Asehnoune K;Taylor CT;Schaffer K (2013) 'Hypoxia modulates infection of epithelial cells by Pseudomonas aeruginosa'. PLoS ONE, 8 (2). [DOI] [Details]
Schaible B, Taylor CT and Schaffer K. (2012) 'Hypoxia increases antibiotic resistance in Pseudomonas Aeruginosa through altering the composition of multi drug efflux pumps'. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, . [Details]
Burns K, Morris D;Murchan S;Cunney R;Smyth E;Power M;Schaffer K;Collins C;Sheahan A;Cormican M;Fitzpatrick F (2012) 'Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae in Irish critical care units: results of a pilot prevalence survey, June 2011'. Journal of Hospital Infection, 83 (1):71-73. [DOI] [Details]
Tynan, A, Cooke, G, Maher, L, Schaffer, K, Keane, MP, Donnelly, SC (2012) 'ITS ASM 2012 Macrophage Migration Inhibitory Factor (MIF), Biofilm Formation, Antibiotic Resistance and Cystic Fibrosis (CF)'. Irish Journal of Medical Science, 181 (10). Available Online [DOI] [Details]
161. Schaffer K, Hassan J, Staines A, Coughlan S, Holder P, Tuite G, McCormick AP, Traynor O, Hall WW, Connell J; (2011) 'Surveillance of EBV viral loads in adult liver transplantation: Association with age, gender, time post-transplant and transplant indication'. Liver Transplantation, . [Details]
Schaffer K, Hassan J;Staines A;Coughlan S;Holder P;Tuite G;McCormick AP;Traynor O;Hall WW;Connell J (2011) 'Surveillance of Epstein-Barr virus loads in adult liver transplantation: associations with age, sex, posttransplant times, and transplant indications'. Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society, 17 (12):1420-1426. [DOI] [Details]
O'Brien DJ, Wrenn C;Roche C;Rose L;Fenelon C;Flynn A;Murphy V;FitzGerald SF;Fenelon LE;Crowley B;Schaffer K (2011) 'First isolation and outbreak of OXA-48-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae in an Irish hospital, March to June 2011'. Euro surveillance : bulletin Europ¿¿en sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin, 16 (29). [Details]
Costello A, Herbert G;Fabunmi L;Schaffer K;Kavanagh KA;Caraher EM;Callaghan M;McClean S (2011) 'Virulence of an emerging respiratory pathogen, genus Pandoraea, in vivo and its interactions with lung epithelial cells'. Journal of Medical Microbiology, 60 (Pt 3):289-299. [DOI] [Details]
Ridge CA, Carter MR;Browne LP;Ryan R;Hegarty C;Schaffer K;Malone DE (2011) 'CT colonography and transient bacteraemia: implications for antibiotic prophylaxis'. European Radiology, 21 (2):360-365. [DOI] [Details]
Cannon GA, Carr MJ, Yandle Z, Schaffer K, Kidney R, Hosny G, Doyle A, Ryan J, Gunson R, Collins T, Carman WF, Connell J, Hall WW; (2010) 'A low density oligonucleotide microarray for the detection of viral and atypical bacterial respiratory pathogens'. Journal of virological methods, 163 :17-24. [Details]
Schaible, B, Schaffer K & Taylor CT (; (2010) 'Hypoxia, Innate Immunity and infection in the lung'. Respiratory Physiology &Amp; Neurobiology, . Link to full text [Details]
Cannon GA, Carr MJ, Yandle Z, Schaffer K, Kidney R, Hosny G, Doyle A, Ryan J, Gunson R, Collins T, Carman WF, Connell J, Hall WW; (2009) 'A low density oligonucleotide microarray for the detection of viral and atypical bacterial respiratory pathogens'. Journal of virological methods, . [Details]
Schaffer K, Moran J, Duffy M, McCormick AP, Hall WW, Hassan J; (2009) 'Kinetics of host immune responses and cytomegalovirus resistance in a liver transplant patient'. Liver Transplantation, 15 (10):1199-1203. [Details]
Schaffer, K.,Fitzgerald, S. F.,Flynn, A.,Fitzpatrick, F.,Fenelon, L. E.; (2007) 'Newly qualified doctors' knowledge about MRSA: uncertainty regarding management in the community'. J Hosp Infect, 66 (2):190-2. [Details]
Schaffer K, Fitzgerald S, Gonzalez-Sanchez Z, Fenelon L; (2006) 'Do educational interventions improve management of patients with community-acquired pneumonia?'. Journal for healthcare quality : official publication of the National Association for Healthcare Quality, 28 (6):7-12. [Details]

Other Journals

Schaffer, K., Sheehy, N., Coughlan, S., Bergin, C., Hall, W.W.; (2006) 'JC virus in the Irish population: Significant increase of genotype 2 in immunocompromised individuals' Journal of Neurovirology . [Details]
                         

Abstract

Schaffer, K,Schaible, B,McClean, S,Taylor, CT (2012) The Impact of Hypoxia on Infection of Pulmonary Epithelial Cells by Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Abstract [Details]
Tynan, A,Cooke, G,Maher, L,Schaffer, K,Keane, MP,Donnelly, SC (2012) Macrophage Migration Inhibitory Factor (MIF), Biofilm Formation, Antibiotic Resistance and Cystic Fibrosis (CF). Abstract [Details]
Bambrick, M,Fenelon, L,Callanan, I,Flynn, A,Schaffer, K (2011) SURGICAL SITE INFECTIONS IN ABDOMINAL SURGICAL PATIENTS IN ST VINCENT'S UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL. Abstract [Details]
Lee, CJ,Schaible, B,Taylor, C,Schaffer, K (2011) AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE EFFECTS OF HYPOXIA ON THE EXPRESSION OF VIRULENCE FACTORS OF PSEUDOMAS AERUGINOSA. Abstract [Details]
Schaible, B,Taylor, C,Schaffer, K (2009) Hypoxia Amplifies Inflammatory Signaling in Response to Pseudomonas aeruginosa in Pulmonary Epithelial Cells. Abstract [Details]
Schaible, B,Keating, D,Taylor, C,Schaffer, K (2008) Hypoxia influences multidrug efflux pump expression in Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Abstract [Details]
Schaffer, K,Sheehy, N,Coughlan, S,Hall, WW (2005) JC virus in the Irish population: Significant increase of genotype 2 in immunocompromised individuals. Abstract [Details]
       

Reviews

Schaible, B,Schaffer, K,Taylor, CT (2010) Hypoxia, innate immunity and infection in the lung. Reviews [DOI] [Details]
                                                   

Letters

Schaffer, K,FitzGerald, SF,Commane, M,Maguiness, A,Fenelon, LE (2008) A pseudo-outbreak of Fusarium solani in an intensive care unit associated with bronchoscopy. Letters [DOI] [Details]
Schaffer, K,FitzGerald, SF,Flynn, A,Fitzpatrick, F,Fenelon, LE (2007) Newly qualified doctors' knowledge about MRSA: uncertainty regarding management in the community. Letters [DOI] [Details]

Research

 

Research Projects

Sponsor : University College Dublin Foundation Ltd.
Title : Development of a smartphone application (`Buglog¿) to record microbiology information for patients with chronic diseases
Start Date / End Date : 14-SEP-15 / 13-SEP-17