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Dr Laura Ferreras-Antolin

Dr Laura Ferreras-Antolin

 Geoffrey Pope 

 

Geoffrey Pope Building, University of Exeter , Stocker Road, Exeter, EX4 4QD, UK

Overview

I am a senior clinical research fellow at the MRC Centre for Medical Mycology at the University of Exeter; a Paediatric Infectious Diseases consultant at St. George´s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and an Honorary  Paediatric Infectious Diseases consultant at Royal Marsden Hospital in Sutton.

I am a junior member of the European Paediatric Mycology Network (EPMyN) board; a member of the  Fungal Infection Scientific Content Area within PENTA Child Health and part of the Paediatric group on Invasive Fungal Infections (Spanish Society of Paediatric Infectious Disease).

Qualifications

2017-     MSc in Epidemiology (in progress). LSHTM, London. UK

2017      SPIN (Special Interest) in Paediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunology. RCPCH. UK

2017      PhD, Local HIV Mother-to-child-transmission: 12 years study. University of Malaga. Spain

2014      HIV Diploma. University of Seville. Spain

2014      Completion of Training in Paediatrics with special focus on Paediatric Infectious Diseases and  Immunology. University Children’s Hospital from Malaga. Spain

2009      Medical degree. University of Salamanca. Spain

Research

Research interests

My main research interest is in the field of Medical Mycology; particularly epidemiology and antifungal stewardship in paediatrics. In my role, I am working with Professor Adilia Warris’ group.

 

The improvement of fungal diagnostics is currently a key area of interest. The development of more accurate, less invasive and point of care tests for both adults and children is urgently needed. In this area we are developing different studies. Neoglucan is study to assess the dynamics of β-D-glucanin neonates at high risk for invasive candidiasis. Other studies we are setting up at the moment is to assess the use of Aspergillus LFD in respiratory samples from children at high risk for invasive aspergillosis and to investigate the use of urine samples for detection of invasive aspergillosis in collaboration with Professor Chris Thornton.

 

Antifungal use and antifungal stewardship are an important area of research since I started to work with the group. I have coordinated PASOAP, an UK multicentre Point of Prevalence Study (PPS) on paediatric antifungal use and currently involved with CALYPSO, an EPMyN and PENTA sponsored project, a multicentre European study using a modified PPS to assess antifungal prescription in paediatric patients.

 

In a collaboration with the group of Professor Mike Sharland, at St. George’s University of London, I am involved in GARPEC (Global Antimicrobial Resistance, Prescribing, and Efficacy in Neonates and Children). We will work with the AFGrica Unit and the Red Cross Children’s Hospital in Cape Town to extend those studies. 

Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Journal articles

Ferreras-Antolin L, Bielicki J, Warris A, Sharland M, Hsia Y, GARPEC Network (2021). Global Divergence of Antifungal Prescribing Patterns: Data from the Global Antimicrobial Resistance, Prescribing, and Efficacy in Neonates and Children Surveys. Pediatr Infect Dis J, 40(4), 327-332. Abstract.  Author URL.
Olbrich P, Ferreras-Antolin L (2021). STAT Immunodeficiency Disorders and Fungal Infection Susceptibility. Current Fungal Infection Reports, 15(1). Abstract.
Warris A, Pana Z-D, Oletto A, Lundin R, Castagnola E, Lehrnbecher T, Groll AH, Roilides E (2020). Etiology and Outcome of Candidemia in Neonates and Children in Europe. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 39(2), 114-120. Full text.
Ferreras-Antolín L, Oligbu G, Okike IO, Ladhani S (2020). Infection is associated with one in five childhood deaths in England and Wales: analysis of national death registrations data, 2013–15. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 105(9), 857-863. Abstract.
Vergnano S, Bamford A, Bandi S, Chappel F, Demirjian A, Doerholt K, Emonts M, Ferreras-Antolin L, Goenka A, Jones L, et al (2020). Paediatric antimicrobial stewardship programmes in the UK's regional children's hospitals. Journal of Hospital Infection, 105(4), 736-740.
Ramos JT, Romero CA, Belda S, Candel FJ, Carazo Gallego B, Fernández-Polo A, Ferreras Antolín L, Garrido Colino C, Navarro ML, Nef O, et al (2019). Clinical practice update of antifungal prophylaxis in immunocompromised children. Rev Esp Quimioter, 32(5), 410-425. Abstract.  Author URL.
Vives-Oñós I, Codina-Grau MG, Noguera-Julian A, Blázquez-Gamero D, Fortuny C, Baquero-Artigao F, Frick MA, Saavedra-Lozano J, Goycochea-Valdivia W, Rives-Ferreiro MT, et al (2019). Is Polymerase Chain Reaction in Neonatal Dried Blood Spots Reliable for the Diagnosis of Congenital Cytomegalovirus Infection?. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 38(5), 520-524.
Ferreras-Antolín L, Sharland M, Warris A (2019). Management of Invasive Fungal Disease in Neonates and Children. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 38(6S), S2-S6.
Ferreras-Antolín L, Irwin A, Atra A, Dermirjian A, Drysdale SB, Emonts M, McMaster P, Paulus S, Patel S, Kinsey S, et al (2019). Neonatal Antifungal Consumption is Dominated by Prophylactic Use; Outcomes from the Pediatric Antifungal Stewardship. The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 38(12), 1219-1223.
Ferreras Antolín L, Kadambari S, Braccio S, Tang JW-T, Xerry J, Allen DJ, Ladhani SN (2018). Increased detection of human parechovirus infection in infants in England during 2016: epidemiology and clinical characteristics. Archives of Disease in Childhood
Ferreras-Antolín L, Caro-Aguilera P, Pérez-Ruíz E, Moreno-Pérez D, Pérez-Frías FJ (2018). Perinatal Tuberculosis: is it a Forgotten Disease?. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 37(3), e81-e83.
Ferreras-Antolín L, Cuello MR, García CA, Irribarren RB, Cuadros EN (2016). Emerging diseases: Eosinophilia in migrant. Acta Pediatrica Espanola, 74(8), 176-182. Abstract.
de Felipe B, Olbrich P, Manuel Lucenas J, Delgado-Pecellin C, Pavon-Delgado A, Marquez J, Salamanca C, Soler-Palacin P, Ignacio Gonzalez-Granado L, Ferreras Antolin L, et al (2016). Prospective neonatal screening for severe T- and B-lymphocyte deficiencies in Seville. PEDIATRIC ALLERGY AND IMMUNOLOGY, 27(1), 70-77. Author URL.
Ferreras Antolín L, Moreno Pérez D (2015). Vaccination in chronic diseases, immunosuppressed and transplanted patients. Pediatria Integral, 19(10), 703-716. Abstract.

Conferences

Tatarinova O, Ferreras-Antolin L, Johnson I, Dowse R, Tewari S, Ethell M, Potter M, Boreland S, Evans R, Furness C, et al (2020). Audit of invasive fungal disease (IFD) in paediatric haematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) recipients and compliance with a national guideline for the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of fungal infections during paediatric HSCT; the Royal Marsden Hospital (RMH) experience 2018-2019.  Author URL.

Publications by year


2021

Ferreras-Antolin L, Bielicki J, Warris A, Sharland M, Hsia Y, GARPEC Network (2021). Global Divergence of Antifungal Prescribing Patterns: Data from the Global Antimicrobial Resistance, Prescribing, and Efficacy in Neonates and Children Surveys. Pediatr Infect Dis J, 40(4), 327-332. Abstract.  Author URL.
Olbrich P, Ferreras-Antolin L (2021). STAT Immunodeficiency Disorders and Fungal Infection Susceptibility. Current Fungal Infection Reports, 15(1). Abstract.

2020

Tatarinova O, Ferreras-Antolin L, Johnson I, Dowse R, Tewari S, Ethell M, Potter M, Boreland S, Evans R, Furness C, et al (2020). Audit of invasive fungal disease (IFD) in paediatric haematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) recipients and compliance with a national guideline for the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of fungal infections during paediatric HSCT; the Royal Marsden Hospital (RMH) experience 2018-2019.  Author URL.
Warris A, Pana Z-D, Oletto A, Lundin R, Castagnola E, Lehrnbecher T, Groll AH, Roilides E (2020). Etiology and Outcome of Candidemia in Neonates and Children in Europe. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 39(2), 114-120. Full text.
Ferreras-Antolín L, Oligbu G, Okike IO, Ladhani S (2020). Infection is associated with one in five childhood deaths in England and Wales: analysis of national death registrations data, 2013–15. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 105(9), 857-863. Abstract.
Vergnano S, Bamford A, Bandi S, Chappel F, Demirjian A, Doerholt K, Emonts M, Ferreras-Antolin L, Goenka A, Jones L, et al (2020). Paediatric antimicrobial stewardship programmes in the UK's regional children's hospitals. Journal of Hospital Infection, 105(4), 736-740.

2019

Ramos JT, Romero CA, Belda S, Candel FJ, Carazo Gallego B, Fernández-Polo A, Ferreras Antolín L, Garrido Colino C, Navarro ML, Nef O, et al (2019). Clinical practice update of antifungal prophylaxis in immunocompromised children. Rev Esp Quimioter, 32(5), 410-425. Abstract.  Author URL.
Vives-Oñós I, Codina-Grau MG, Noguera-Julian A, Blázquez-Gamero D, Fortuny C, Baquero-Artigao F, Frick MA, Saavedra-Lozano J, Goycochea-Valdivia W, Rives-Ferreiro MT, et al (2019). Is Polymerase Chain Reaction in Neonatal Dried Blood Spots Reliable for the Diagnosis of Congenital Cytomegalovirus Infection?. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 38(5), 520-524.
Ferreras-Antolín L, Sharland M, Warris A (2019). Management of Invasive Fungal Disease in Neonates and Children. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 38(6S), S2-S6.
Ferreras-Antolín L, Irwin A, Atra A, Dermirjian A, Drysdale SB, Emonts M, McMaster P, Paulus S, Patel S, Kinsey S, et al (2019). Neonatal Antifungal Consumption is Dominated by Prophylactic Use; Outcomes from the Pediatric Antifungal Stewardship. The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 38(12), 1219-1223.

2018

Ferreras Antolín L, Kadambari S, Braccio S, Tang JW-T, Xerry J, Allen DJ, Ladhani SN (2018). Increased detection of human parechovirus infection in infants in England during 2016: epidemiology and clinical characteristics. Archives of Disease in Childhood
Ferreras-Antolín L, Caro-Aguilera P, Pérez-Ruíz E, Moreno-Pérez D, Pérez-Frías FJ (2018). Perinatal Tuberculosis: is it a Forgotten Disease?. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 37(3), e81-e83.

2016

Ferreras-Antolín L, Cuello MR, García CA, Irribarren RB, Cuadros EN (2016). Emerging diseases: Eosinophilia in migrant. Acta Pediatrica Espanola, 74(8), 176-182. Abstract.
de Felipe B, Olbrich P, Manuel Lucenas J, Delgado-Pecellin C, Pavon-Delgado A, Marquez J, Salamanca C, Soler-Palacin P, Ignacio Gonzalez-Granado L, Ferreras Antolin L, et al (2016). Prospective neonatal screening for severe T- and B-lymphocyte deficiencies in Seville. PEDIATRIC ALLERGY AND IMMUNOLOGY, 27(1), 70-77. Author URL.

2015

Ferreras Antolín L, Moreno Pérez D (2015). Vaccination in chronic diseases, immunosuppressed and transplanted patients. Pediatria Integral, 19(10), 703-716. Abstract.

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