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Dr. Margaret Fitzgibbon
Adjunct Teachng Fellow, Clinical Microbiology

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Fitzgibbon MM, Roycroft E, Sheehan G, Mc Laughlin AM, Quintyne KI, Brabazon E, O'Meara M, Flanagan PR, Seagar AL, Laurenson IF, Keane J, Rogers TR., False detection of rifampicin resistance using Xpert® MTB/RIF Ultra assay due to an A451V mutation in Mycobacterium tuberculosis., JAC Antimicrob Resist, 3, (3), 2021, pdlab101 Journal Article, 2021 DOI

Simone Mok, Emma Roycroft, Peter R Flanagan, Lorraine Montgomery, Emanuele Borroni, Thomas R Rogers, Margaret M Fitzgibbon, Overcoming the Challenges of Pyrazinamide Susceptibility Testing in Clinical Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates, Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 2021 Journal Article, 2021 DOI

Roycroft E, Fitzgibbon MM, Kelly DM, Scully M, McLaughlin AM, Flanagan PR, Gordon SV, Rogers TR, Keane J, O Meara M, The largest prison outbreak of TB in Western Europe investigated using whole-genome sequencing., The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, 2021 Journal Article, 2021 DOI

, Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on tuberculosis laboratory services in Europe., The European respiratory journal, 2020 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

Tagliani E, Anthony R, Kohl TA, de Neeling A, Nikolayevskyy V, Ködmön C, Maurer FP, Niemann S, van Soolingen D, van der Werf MJ, Cirillo DM, ECDC molecular surveillance project participants, Use of a Whole Genome Sequencing-based approach for Mycobacterium tuberculosis surveillance in Europe in 2017-2019: an ECDC pilot study., The European respiratory journal, 2020 Journal Article, 2020

Redondo N, Mok S, Montgomery L, Flanagan PR, McNamara E, Smyth EG, O'Sullivan N, Schaffer K, Rogers TR, Fitzgibbon MM, Genomic Analysis of Mycobacterium abscessus Complex Isolates Collected in Ireland between 2006 and 2017., Journal of clinical microbiology, 2020 Journal Article, 2020

Mok S, Hannan MM, Nölke L, Stapleton P, O'Sullivan N, Murphy P, McLaughlin AM, McNamara E, Fitzgibbon MM, Rogers TR, Antimicrobial Susceptibility of Clinical and Environmental Mycobacterium chimaera Isolates., Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy, 2019 Journal Article, 2019

Roycroft E, O'Toole RF, Fitzgibbon MM, Montgomery L, O'Meara M, Downes P, Jackson S, O'Donnell J, Laurenson IF, McLaughlin AM, Keane J, Rogers TR., Molecular epidemiology of multi- and extensively-drug-resistant mycobacterium tuberculosis in ireland, 2001-2014., The Journal of infection, 76, (1), 2018, p55-67 Journal Article, 2018 DOI

Mok S, Rogers TR , Fitzgibbon M., Evaluation of GenoType NTM-DR Assay for Identification of Mycobacterium chimaera., Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 55, (6), 2017, p1821 - 1826 Journal Article, 2017

Branagan P, Moran B, Fitzgibbon M, Reid V, McMenamin M, Kane M, Kelly F, Barnes L, McLaughlin A, Keane J, Inoculation site leprosy in a tattoo as a paradoxical reaction following tuberculosis treatment., The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, 20, (5), 2016, p706-8 Journal Article, 2016

Gonzalo X, Claxton P, Brown T, Montgomery L, Fitzgibbon M, Laurenson I, Drobniewski F, True rifampicin resistance missed by the MGIT: prevalence of this pheno/genotype in the UK and Ireland after 18 month surveillance., Clinical microbiology and infection : the official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, 2016 Journal Article, 2016

Nikolayevskyy V, Hillemann D, Richter E, Ahmed N, van der Werf MJ, Kodmon C, Drobniewski F, Ruesch-Gerdes S, ERLTB-Net Network, External Quality Assessment for Tuberculosis Diagnosis and Drug Resistance in the European Union: A Five Year Multicentre Implementation Study., PloS one, 2016 Journal Article, 2016

O'Driscoll C, Konjek J, Heym B, Fitzgibbon MM, Plant BJ, Ní Chróinín M, Mullane D, Lynch-Healy M, Corcoran GD, Schaffer K, Rogers TR, Prentice MB, Molecular epidemiology of Mycobacterium abscessus complex isolates in Ireland., Journal of cystic fibrosis : official journal of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society, 2015 Journal Article, 2015

de Beer JL, Ködmön C, van Ingen J, Supply P, van Soolingen D, Global Network for Molecular Surveillance of Tuberculosis 2010, Second worldwide proficiency study on variable number of tandem repeats typing of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex., The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, 2014 Journal Article, 2014

De Beer JL, Kodmon C, van der Werf MJ, van Ingen J, van Soolingen D, ECDC MDR-TB Molecular Surveillance Project Participants, Molecular surveillance of multi- and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis transmission in the European Union from 2003 to 2011., Euro surveillance : bulletin Europeen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin, 2014 Journal Article, 2014

Roycroft E, Mac Aogáin M, O'Toole RF, Fitzgibbon M, Rogers TR, Draft Genome Sequence of the First Isolate of Extensively Drug-Resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Ireland., Genome announcements, 2, (5), 2014 Journal Article, 2014 TARA - Full Text DOI

MM Fitzgibbon, N Gibbons, E Roycroft, S Jackson, J O'Donnell, D O'Flanagan, TR Rogers, A snapshot of genetic lineages of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Ireland over a two-year period, 2010 and 2011, Eurosurveillance, 18, (3), 2013, p1 - 7 Journal Article, 2013 URL TARA - Full Text

McLaughlin AM, Gibbons N, Fitzgibbon M, Power JT, Foley SC, Hayes JP, Rogers T, Keane J, Primary Isoniazid Resistance in Mycobacterium bovis Disease: A Prospect of Concern., American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 186, (1), 2012, p110-1 Journal Article, 2012 DOI URL

de Beer JL, Kremer K, Ködmön C, Supply P, van Soolingen D, Global Network for the Molecular Surveillance of Tuberculosis 2009, First worldwide proficiency study on variable-number tandem-repeat typing of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex strains., Journal of clinical microbiology, 2011 Journal Article, 2011

Rossney AS, Herra CM, Fitzgibbon MM, Morgan PM, Lawrence MJ, O'Connell B, Evaluation of the IDI-MRSA assay on the SmartCycler real-time PCR platform for rapid detection of MRSA from screening specimens., European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, 26, (7), 2007, p459-66 Journal Article, 2007 DOI URL

Fitzgibbon MM, Rossney AS, O'Connell B, Investigation of reduced susceptibility to glycopeptides among methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates from patients in Ireland and evaluation of agar screening methods for detection of heterogeneously glycopeptide-intermediate S. aureus., Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 45, (10), 2007, p3263-9 Journal Article, 2007 URL DOI

Rossney AS, Shore AC, Morgan PM, Fitzgibbon MM, O'Connell B, Coleman DC, The emergence and importation of diverse genotypes of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) harboring the Panton-Valentine leukocidin gene (pvl) reveal that pvl is a poor marker for community-acquired MRSA strains in Ireland., Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 45, (8), 2007, p2554-63 Journal Article, 2007 DOI URL

Rossney AS, Lawrence MJ, Morgan PM, Fitzgibbon MM, Shore A, Coleman DC, Keane CT, O'Connell B, Epidemiological typing of MRSA isolates from blood cultures taken in Irish hospitals participating in the European Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance System (1999-2003)., European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, 25, (2), 2006, p79-89 Journal Article, 2006 DOI URL

Walker TM, Merker M, Knoblauch AM, Helbing P, Schoch OD, van der Werf MJ, Kranzer K, Fiebig L, Kröger S, Haas W, Hoffman H, Indra A, Egli A, Cirillo DM, Robert J, Rogers TR, Groenheit R, Mengshoel AT, Mathys V, Haanperä M, Soolingen DV, Neimann S, Böttger EC, Keller PM, MDR-TB Cluster Consortium., A cluster of multidrug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis among patients arriving in Europe from the Horn of Africa: a molecular epidemiological study, Lancet Infectious Diseases Journal Article,

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Mac Aogáin M, Roycroft E, Raftery P, Mok S, Fitzgibbon M, Rogers TR., Draft Genome Sequences of Three Mycobacterium chimaera Respiratory Isolates., Genome Announcements, 3, (6), 2015 Journal Article, 2015 URL