E A P M Thewessen

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Consecutive clinical specimens of Chlamydia trachomatis (1,048) were inoculated in parallel on DEAE-dextran- and cycloheximide-treated HeLa 229 cells and cycloheximide-treated McCoy cells. HeLa 229 cell culture detected 113 positive specimens, and McCoy cell culture detected 103 positive specimens. This difference is not significant. However, HeLa 229 cell(More)
We describe an outbreak of Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC)-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae (KPC-KP) ST258 that occurred in two institutions (a hospital and a nursing home) in the Netherlands between July and December 2013. In total, six patients were found to be positive for KPC-KP. All isolates were resistant to colistin and exhibited reduced(More)
An increase in the number of outbreaks of Acinetobacter infection was notified in The Netherlands during 1999-2001. The present study compared the outbreaks at the species and strain levels, and analysed the epidemiology and control measures at the different locations. For each institute, three representative isolates from three patients were identified to(More)
We compared the time of onset and incidence of nosocomial bacteriuria between two different closed urinary drainage systems: a simple closed drainage system containing an antireflux valve ('Urias A-4') and a complex closed drainage system ('Curity Infection Control System') incorporating: (1) a preconnected, coated catheter, (2) a tamper discouraging seal(More)
UNLABELLED We report the use of ciprofloxacin in a preterm boy suffering from an invasive multiple resistant Enterobacter cloacae infection. The treatment was effective, after other antibiotics failed, and no adverse effects were observed during 3 years of follow up. The literature on compassionate ciprofloxacin use in 28 preterm or low birth weight infants(More)
Endocervical cultures for Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae were taken from 492 women attending an outpatient clinic for sexually transmitted diseases (group I) and 560 women seeking legal abortion (group II). Possible risk factors for C trachomatis infection were evaluated by multivariate analysis. The prevalence rates for C trachomatis and N(More)
OBJECTIVE Description of a cluster of 6 patients who developed a puerperal infection with group A haemolytic streptococci (Streptococcus pyogenes, GAS) out of 10 patients who delivered during a 2-day period in the hospital in Gouda, the Netherlands, and of the epidemiological and microbiological search for the source. DESIGN Descriptive. METHOD After(More)
A prospective randomized clinical trial has been conducted to compare the clinical performance, with prolonged use, of two film-type transparent dressings used over subclavian and jugular single-lumen venous catheters. 'OpSite', a traditional dressing with a moderate moisture vapour permeability was compared with a new dressing of high moisture vapour(More)
An invasive beta-haemolytic Lancefield group A streptococcal (GAS) infection was diagnosed in 4 patients: a 70-year-old woman, her 71-year-old husband, a 62-year-old woman and her 43-year-old son. In the married couple the infection was caused by GAS-type TB3264M100. The woman had a pneumonia, whilst her husband developed a streptococcal toxic shock-like(More)