My Publications



Treatment of chickenpox pneumonia with adenine arabinoside. E L Teare, J A Cohen. Lancet (1979) 87, 3


Diagnosis of nocardia pneumonia by transtracheal aspiration. J M Shneerson, J A Cohen, E L Teare. Br J Dis Chest (1980) 74, 287-288

Acyclovir for suspected systemic herpes infections. E L Teare, M R Clements. Lancet (1980) 42

Metronidazole in smelly tumours. R F U Ashford, G T Plant, J Maher, M A Coe, A Drury, M A Goold, E L Teare. Lancet (1980) 875-876


Non-specific vaginitis: its diagnosis and treatment. E L Teare, M Bakhitiar, T R Rogers, J K Oates. J Antimicrob Chemother(1981) 8, 496-497

Comparative in vitro studies of a new thiatetracycline and three existing tetracyclines. E L Teare, M Bakhitiar, S Selwyn. Drugs Exptl Clin Res(1981) 3, 307-311


The choice of a suture to close abdominal incisions. T E Bucknall, E L Teare, H Ellis. Eur Surg Res (1983) 15, 59-66


Double-blind trial of metronidazole in malodorous ulcerating tumours. R Ashford, G Plant, J Maher, E L Teare. Lancet (1984) 1232-1233


Clostridial myositis of the psoas complicating percutaneous nephrostomy.

A D Wells, M S Fletcher, E L Teare, H L Walters, A J Yates-Bell. Br J Surg (1985) 72, 582

Conventional tissue culture compared with rapid immunofluorescence for identifying Chlamydia trachomatis in specimens from patients attending a genitourinary clinic. E L Teare, C Sexton, F Lim, T McManus, A H C Uttley, J Hodgson. Genitourin Med(1985) 61, 379-382


How to diagnose and treat Chlamydial infections. E L Teare. Brit J Sex Med (1986) Vol 2: 20-22

A randomized trial comparing oxytetracycline and deteclo in the treatment of non-gonococcal urethritis. E L Teare, C Sexton, F Lim, L C Love, T McManus, A H C Uttley, J Hodgson. Eur J Sex Transm Dis (1986) 3, 149-151

Chlamydia trachomatis as a cause of neonatal conjunctivitis. W C W Barry, E L Teare, S A Wilson, A H C Uttley, T J McManus, K S Lim, J F Price, H Gamsu.

Arch Dis Childh (1986) 61, 797-799


Strongest possible advice to travellers (Letter). E L Teare. Hospital Doctor (March 12th 1987)

Influenza outbreak in a preparatory school. E L Teare, J C L Rawes,

CDR 87/08


Vaccination for all.The Times, Friday September 16 1988; 15


Three cases of home-acquired partyPHI B phage type Dundee infection. D Kiely, P Sockett, M O'Mahony, E L Teare. CDR 89/09

An outbreak of puerperal fever caused by group C Streptococci. E L Teare, R D Smithson, A Efstratiou, W R Devenish, N D Noah. J Hos Inf 1989; 13: 337-347

The Presence of M-Proteins in outbreak strains of Streptococcus Equisimils T-type 204. A Efstratiou, E L Teare, D McGhie, G Colman. J Inf 1989; 19: 105-111

Actinomycotic osteomyelitis of the thoracic spine in a penicillin-sensitive patient.

H D L Birely, E L Teare, J A Utting. J Inf 1989; 19: 193-194

An M-protein antigen in an outbreak strain of Streptococcus equisimilis (Lancefield Group C, T-Type 204). M Barnham, E L Teare, E M Ayoub, B Munipalli. J Med Microbiol 1989; 29: 9 - 2


Vaccine reaction: "Guilty until proven innocent". M Ramsay, M Rao, J Symons, S Virdee, M Gogarty, J Ryan, S Milne, E L Teare, D Brown. CDR 90/03

Failure of Influenza vaccine to prevent two successive outbreaks of Influenza A H1N1 in a school community. E L Teare, J C L Rawes, P Chakraverty, N D Noah, D Webster, T Corcoran, J Oxford. Brit J Gen Pract1990, 40, 10-12

Antibody of Streptococci group C carbohydrate antigen in human infection: in proceedings of the X1 Lancefield International Symposium of Streptococcal diseases. M Barnham, E L Teare, E M Ayoub, B Munipall. 1990

Selective medium for isolating Arcanobacterium Haemolyticum. N P Brenwald, E L Teare, L K Mounfort, R E Tettmar. J Clin Path 1990 43, 610

An outbreak of Salmonella Saint-Paul infection associated with beansprouts.

M O'Mahony, J Cowden, B Smyth, D Lynch, M Hall, B Rowe, E Kingcott, C L R Bartlett. Epidemiol Infect(1990) 104, 229-235

Intraconazole and anti-tuberculosis drugs. M Blomley, E L Teare, A De Belder, Y Thway, M Weston. Lancet1990; 336: 1255


Severe sepsis. A H C Uttley, E L Teare. Introduction to Intensive Care(1991) Ed. Farrand Press 423-455 Edited by Dennis Potter


False contraindications to vaccination, the experience of the Mid-Essex Immunisation Advisory Clinic. J Kinder, M Rao, E L Teare, G Bridgman, A Kurian. Brit J Gen Pract 1992: 42; 160-161

Antibody to Streptococcal group C carbohydrate antigen in human infection.

M Barnham, E L Teare, E M Ayoub, B Munipall. Zbl Bakt: Int J Med Microbiol (1992): Suppl 22:544-45

An outbreak of Hepatitis A. C A Joseph, J Spencer, E L Teare, K R Perry. CDR, (1992) Vol 2, Review No2

'Silverline' a device for the prevention of nosocomial bacteria? E L Teare, H Lewi, A Peacock, S Marshall, M Norton, M B Robertson, D Mack, J Fulton.

J Hosp Inf (1992) 21, 154-156

Is splenectomy another indication for Haemophilus Influenzae type B vaccination? E L Teare, S O'Riordan. Lancet 1992; 340: 1362


Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus in three adjacent health districts of South East England 1986-91. S P Barrett, E L Teare, R Sage. J Hosp Inf 1993; 24: 313-325


Efficacy of HIB vaccine. E L Teare, C K Fairley, J White, N T Begg. Lancet 1994; 344: 828-829.


Outcome of referrals to a district immunisation advisory clinic. M L B Ko, M Rao, E L Teare, G C B Bridgman, A Kurian. CDR Rev , 15 September 1995, 146-149

In hot pursuit of MRSA. E L Teare, A Peacock. Lancet (1995) 346, 1639


Pre-endoscopy screening for Helicobacter. C Goodbourn, E L Teare, S Saverymuttu, C Khin. Lancet(1996) 347, 699-700

Laboratories should use serum IgM tests to confirm measles. Laura Ryall, Colin Goodbourn, Anne Taylor, E L Teare. Brit Med J 1996; 312: 975-976

The development of an infection control link-nurse programme in a district general hospital. E L Teare and A Peacock. J Hosp Inf. 1996; 34: 267-278


Stop the ritual of tracing colonised people. E L Teare, S P Barrett. BMJ(1997) 314, 665-666

Is it time to stop searching for MRSA? B Cookson, EL Teare, S P Barrett. Brit Med J1997 314; 7081:664-66

Diversity in vacuolating cytotoxin genotypes of Helicobacter pylori and associations with disease severity. T Peters, E Slater, R Owen, E L Teare. J Appl Microbiol 1997; 83: No 1 Suppl abc:x

Detection of Helicobacter pylori by PCR on culture and histology negative gastric biopsies from sero-positive patients. TM Peters, RJ Owen, EL Teare, C Goodbourn. PHLS Micro Dig 1997; 14: 227-229


The missing link. E L Teare and A Peacock. Nursing Times(1998): 94,67-70.

Clostridium difficilein district general hospitals. EL Teare, D Corless, A Peacock. J Hosp Inf 1998; 39: 241-242

Development of a scheme for genotyping Helicobacter pylori based on allelic variation in Urease subunit genes. RJ Owen, ER Slater, J Xerry, TM Peters. EL Teare, A Grant. J Clin Micro 1998; 36: 3710-3712.

Human enteric pathogens identified in a London teaching hospital and a rural public health laboratory. SP Barrett , EL Teare , C Goodbourn , PG Wall , RPF Watkins. Comm Dis Pub Health1998; 1:152-155 September 1998

Handwashing, the need for a culture change throughout the NHS: why you need to be interested J Hosp Inf 1998; 40: Suppl A

Hospital acquired infection: information for chief executives, why you need to be interested. Handwashing Liaison Group (HIS/AMM/DOH/ICNA/RCN/PHLS). A communication sent to Acute Trust Chief Executive by the Department of Health


Antibiotic resistance in Helicobacter pylori.E L Teare, T Peters, S Saverymuttu, R Owen, I Tiwari. Lancet1999; 353: 242.

Handwashing – A modest measure with big effects. E L Teare, B Cookson, G French, D Gould, E Jenner, J McCulloch, A Pallett, M Schweiger, G Scott, J Wilson. Brit Med Journal1999; 318: 686

Risk assessment and MRSA. E L Teare. Hospital Medicine January 1999; 60: 70

Now wash your hands. E L Teare, B Cookson, G French, E A Jenner, G Scott, D Gould, J McCulloch, M Schweiger, J Wilson, A Pallett. NHSLA Review 1999; 15: 8-9

Revised guidelines for the control of MRSA in hospitals: Finding the most useful point. M Rahman, P J Sanderson, AH Bentley, SP Barrett, QN Karim, EL Teare, A Chaudhuri, SR Alcock, GD Corcoran, B Azadian, DAB Dance, PN Gaunt, R Cunningham, F J Ahmed, R J Garvey, LJHE Hayek, B Chattopadhyay, RJ Wiggins, M Sheppard, T Barkham, EP Wright, DM Rimmer, M Moulslade, F Falkiner. J Hosp Inf 1999; 42: 71-72

Handwashing – Myth or Magic? E L Teare. Bugs & Drugs. August 1999; 5 (2) 5

Neutralising antibody responses in two doses of measles vaccine at age five and thirteen months in British infants. B Coe, D. Roberts, N Begg, M Rao, EL Teare, B Cohen. Comm Dis Pub Health 1999; 2: 203 - 206

Pasteurella multocida meningitis in infancy – (a lick may be as bad as a bite). T Wade, R Booy, S Kroll, E L Teare. Eur J Paediatr 1999; 158: 875-8

Lavate Vestras Manus. Handwashing Liaison Group. Reflections 1999; 4: 7-9

Changing attitudes of healthcare workers to comply with infection control procedures. L Teare, H Scotton, E Jenner, A Peacock, W L Seto, T Elston. J Hosp Inf. 1999; 43: S239-242

Handwashing – Myth or Magic? E L Teare, B Cookson, G French, E Jenner, G Scott, D Gould, M Schweiger, A Pallett, S Stone, A Jeanes, D May. Health & Hygiene 1999: 21; 66-69


Lavate Vestras Manus. Handwashing Liaison Group. Ann R Coll Surg Engl 2000; 82(2): 133-136

Carriage of Neisseria meningitidis in residents and staff at an elderly residential home following a case of invasive disease. DJ Irwin, JG Crawshaw, R Readman, L Teare, EB Kaczmarski. Comm Dis Public Health 2000; 3:172-174

Lavate Vestras Manus. E L Teare and E A Jenner. CPD Infection. 2000; 2: 51-53

Fungal Endocarditis in a Burns Patient. JCL Geh, P Dziewulski, L Teare Burns 27: 2001; 656-657.

RJ Owen, N Elviss, L Teare, A Breathnach and N Shetty. Development of Helicobacter pylori antibiotic resistant surveillance in London and Mid-Essex – A Review of Progress Proceedings of the 12th Mediterranean Congress of Chemotherapy, 11-14th November 2000. Available on CD


Molecular epidemiology of Helicobacter pylori in England: prevalence of cag pathogenicity island markers and IS605 presence in relation to patient age and severity of gastric disease. R J Owen, TM Peters, R Varea, E L Teare, S Saverymuttu. FEMS Immunology and Medical Microbiology 2001; 30: 65 - 71.

Lancet Letter Pittet D, Hugonnet S, Harbarth S et al and members of the infection control programme. Effectiveness of a hospital wide programme to improve compliance with hand hygiene. Lancet 2000 356; 1307-12. Hand Hygiene Liaison Group response to above, The Lancet 2001; 357: 479-480.

Genetic diversity in the Helicobacter pylori CAG pathogenicity island and effect on expression of anti-caga serum antibody in dyspeptic patients. T M Peters, R J Owen, E Slater, R Varea, E L Teare, S Saverymuttu. J Clin Microbiology 2001; 54: 219-223.

Clinical Governance and Infection Control. R G Masterton, E L Teare. J Hosp Inf 2001; 47: 25-31.

Build Your Own Infection Control Nurse - An innovative study day. EL. Teare, AJ Peacock, H. Dakin, L. Bates, J. Grant-Casey. Journal of Hospital Infection 2001: 48: 312- 319.

HandHygiene: Brit Med J 2001; 323: 411-412. E.L.Teare, S.Stone and B.Cookson on behalf of the HandHygiene Liaison Group.

Antimicrobial susceptibility of Pseudomonas aeruginosa results of a UK survey and evaluation of the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy disc susceptibility test. C J Henwood, D M Livermore, D James, M Warner and the Pseudomonas Study Group

J Antimicrob Chem 2001: 47: 789-799.

B Cookson, L Teare, D May, D Gould, A Jeanes, EA Jenner, A Pallett, M Schweiger.

Draft Hand Hygiene Standards J Hosp Inf 2001 49: 153.

PCR based diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori infection and real time determination of clarithromycin resistance directly from human gastric biopsy samples. Journal of Clinical Microbiology2001: 39 (4): 1217-1220

Development of Helicobacter pylori antibiotic resistance surveillance in London and Mid-Essex – a review of progress. In: Himmich H ed 12th Mediterranean Congress of Chemotherapy. Monduzzio Editore, Italy: 2001:19-24

Stone SP, Teare L, Cookson BD The guiding hand of our teachers (the evidence base for hand-hygiene). Lancet 2001; 357: 479-80.


Chisholm SA, Watson CL, Teare EL, Saverymuttu S, Owen RJ. Non-invasive diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori infection in South East England. A comparative evaluation of two commercial kits, HpSA and HpStAR, for stool antigen detection. Gut 2002;51:A107.

The use of linezolid in the treatment of vancomycin- resistant enterococcal septicaemia in two patients with burn injuries. J.L. Atkins, N. Hidvegi, E.L. Teare and P. Dziewulski

Burns 2002: 28; 106 - 111.

Helicobacter pylori susceptibility testing by disc diffusion. C.McNulty and the PHLS Helicobacter working group : R.Owen, D.Tompkins, P.Hatin, K.McColl, A.Price, G.Smith and L.Teare. Review Article in Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy:49;2002, 601-609.

Surveillance and clinical relevance of vacA genotypes of Helicobacter pylori infecting dyspeptic patients in Mid Essex R J Owen, J Xerry, TM Peters, E L Teare Comm Dis Pub Health 2002; 5: 106 - 111.

Determination of Helicobacter pylori vacA allelic types by single step multiplex PCR

S A Chisholm, E L Teare, B Patel, R J Owen Applied Microbiology 2002, 35; 42-46.

Consensus Workshop: Hospital Infection society/Association of Medical Microbiologists ‘Towards a Consensus II’ Workshop I Hospital Acquired Infection and Risk Management R Masterton, L Teare, J Richards on behalf of an ‘Expert’ Group 12th September 2000 J Hosp Inf 2002, 51: 17 – 20.

Alcohol based hand gels and hand hygiene in hospitals. P Hoffman, B Cookson, EL Teare. The Lancet: 360; 1509-1510

Linezolid-resistant entercocci: report of the first isolates in the United Kingdom. C Auckland, E L Teare, F Cooke, M E Kaufmann, M Warner, G Jones, K Bamford, H Ayles A P Johnson. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy(2002) 50: 743-746.


Risk Management in Pathology. E L Teare and R G Masterton. 2003, Editorial in J Clin Path 56: 161 – 163.

Cytomegalovirus Infection in Immunocompetent Patients. T.G. Wreghitt, E.L. Teare, O.Sule and P.Rice Clinical Infectious Diseases 37; 2003, 1603 - 6.

Review of Hospital Isolation and Infection Control Precautions – Leader in Journal of Hospital Infection 54, 171 – 173. 2003. Member of Working Party.


Chisholm SA, Watson CL, Teare EL, Saverymuttu S, Owen RJ.
Non-invasive diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori infection in adult dyspeptic
patients by stool antigen detection: does the rapid immunochromatography test
provide a reliable alternative to conventional ELISA kits?
J Med Microbiol. 2004 Jul;53(Pt 7):623-7.

Eradication of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus by ‘Ring-fencing’ of elective orthopaedic beds. L.C. Biant, E.L Teare, WW Williams, JD Tuite.

Quality Improvement Report in the British Medical Journal, Volume 329, 17 July 2004, 149 – 151.

Pressure sore prevention pads as an infective source in orthopaedic theatres. VS Ranawat, JK Dowell, EL Teare. J Hosp Inf . 2004 Apr: 56 (4): 318 – 20.

The Future of the Infection Control Doctor: Report of a One-Day Association of Medical Microbiology Organised Workshop.Barry Cookson*, Louise Teare$ and Richard Slack 2004 58; 303 – 305.


Test & Treat for Dyspepsia – But which test? C McNulty, L Teare, R Owen, D Tompkins, P Hawtin and K McColl. British Medical Journal. Volume 330, 15 January 2005, 105 - 106.


Building new hospitals: a UK infection control perspective
Journal of Hospital Infection, Volume 62, Issue 3, March 2006, Pages 285-299
J.M. Stockley, C.E. Constantine, K.E. Orr and The Association of Medical Microbiologists' New Hospital Developments Project Group

Back To the Future - Infection Control Moves back to the Heart of Corporate Governance;

Clinical Governance in a changing NHS edited by Myriam Lugon and Jonathon Secker-Walker the royal society of Medicine Press 2006


Chisholm S, Teare E, Davies K, Owen R, . Surveillance of primary antibiotic resistance of Helicobacter pylori at centres in England and Wales over a six-year period (2000-2005). Euro Surveill 2007;12(7)[Epub ahead of print]. Available online

Healthcare associated infection: what else can the NHS Do? 2007, Member of the Expert Reference Group

Investigation into outbreaks of Clostridium difficile at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust. Health Care Commission. October 2007 – Member of Investigation Team


SS Rao, A Mariathas, L Teare. Meningitis in a Butcher. Emergency Medical Journal S

September 2008, vol 25, no 9.


H. Ganapathy, S.K. Pal, L. Teare, P. Dziewulski. Use of Colistin in Treating multi-resistant Gram negative organisms in a specialized burns unit.

H. Ganapathy, SK Pal, L Teare, P Dziewulski,

Burns 36 (2010) 522 – 527.


Outbreak of Panton Valentine Leucocidin Meticillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a regional burns unit, L Teare, O Shelley, S Millership, A Kearns.
J Hosp Infect. 2010 Nov;76(3):220-4. Epub 2010 Jul 8.

Corynebacterium septic arthritis of the knee associated with a septic popliteal cyst
D. D. Kosuge, L. Teare and A. MacDowell
Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg 2010 36 (6) :597–599
DOI 10.1007/s00068-010-0025-x

Prescriptions for restricted antibiotics: an audit of appropriateness at an acute general hospital:  Ashiru-Oredope, DAI, Teare, L. Marossy, D,
Clincial Pharmacist’ September 2010 Supplement 3 s35


Toxoplasmosis presenting with a breast mass and palapable axillary lymph node mimicking malignancy: a case report

HP Priyantha Siriwardana, L Teare, D Kamel, E Reggie Inwang


Lung and pharyngeal abscess caused by enterotoxin G- and I-producing Staphylococcus aureus S.Y. Barnett, K.L. Hattotuwa, L. Teare,

Journal of Infection (2012) 64, 525 - 528

An  evaluation of the national Cleanyourhands campaign,  an initiative to reduce Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia and Clostridium difficile infection in hospitals in England & Wales through improved hand-hygiene: a four year prospective ecological interrupted time-series study

Sheldon Paul Stone, Christopher Fuller, Joan Savage, Barry Cookson,Andrew Hayward, Ben Cooper, Georgia Duckworth, Susan Michie, Miranda Murray, Annette Jeanes, J Roberts, Louise Teare, Andre Charlett

British Medical Journal: 26 May2012; 344, 17 -19.

The Feedback Intervention Trial (FIT) - improving hand-hygiene compliance in UK healthcare workers : a stepped wedge cluster randomised controlled trial.

Chris Fuller, Susan Michie, Joanne Savage, John McAteer, , Sarah Besser, Andre Charlett, Andrew Hayward, Barry D. Cookson, Ben S. Cooper, Georgia Duckworth, Annette Jeanes, Jenny Roberts, Louise Teare, Sheldon Stone.

PLOS ONE | 2 October 2012 | Volume 7 | Issue 10 | e416


Keeping Hand Hygiene high on the patient safety agenda:  British Medical Journal: 11 May 2013; 346, 6.