Lauren E. Andersen

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A multicentre in vitro survey was carried out in 1998 in 22 European centres in order to assess the variation in the prevalence of Helicobacter pylori resistance. The susceptibility of 1,274 isolates to metronidazole, clarithromycin and amoxicillin was determined by the E test. The mean rate of resistance to metronidazole was 33.1% (95% CI, 7.5–58.9), to(More)
A multicentre study was carried out in order to validate the E test in comparison with the reference agar dilution method for testing the susceptibility of Helicobacter pylori to amoxicillin, clarithromycin, and metronidazole. Ten clinical isolates and one control collection isolate (Helicobacter pylori ATCC 43504) were tes ted blindly at four centres(More)
The aim of this study was to provide detailed information about the local and systemic antibody response and their relationship following a rotavirus gastroenteritis. Rotavirus-specific immunoglobulins were analyzed by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). The study included 49 children referred to hospital with rotavirus gastroenteritis and 16(More)
Seventeen children (mean age: 2.0 years, range: 36 days-8 years) hospitalized with acute gastroenteritis were investigated. Thirteen children had a rotavirus infection while four did not. Rotavirus serum IgA as well as ScIg, i.e., antirotavirus immunoglobulin containing secretory component, increased rapidly after rotavirus infection. While rotavirus IgA(More)
Influenza A virus causes seasonal epidemics and periodic pandemics threatening the health of millions of people each year. Vaccination is an effective strategy for reducing morbidity and mortality, and in the absence of drug resistance, the efficacy of chemoprophylaxis is comparable to that of vaccines. However, the rapid emergence of drug resistance has(More)
Influenza virus encodes only 11 viral proteins but replicates in a broad range of avian and mammalian species by exploiting host cell functions. Genome-wide RNA interference (RNAi) has proven to be a powerful tool for identifying the host molecules that participate in each step of virus replication. Meta-analysis of findings from genome-wide RNAi screens(More)
Human protein kinases (HPKs) have profound effects on cellular responses. To better understand the role of HPKs and the signaling networks that influence influenza virus replication, a small interfering RNA (siRNA) screen of 720 HPKs was performed. From the screen, 17 HPKs (NPR2, MAP3K1, DYRK3, EPHA6, TPK1, PDK2, EXOSC10, NEK8, PLK4, SGK3, NEK3, PANK4,(More)
To reassess the schistosomiasis problem in Ngamiland and especially in Maun area 552 primary school children and 213 adult labourers were examined with urinalysis and rectal snip. Of the pupils 80.3% were found positive for S. mansoni and 1.4% for S. haematobium; of the labourers 35.7% were infected with S. mansoni and 0.5% with S. haematobium. There was no(More)
During the Ebola virus outbreak of 2013-2016, the Viral Special Pathogens Branch field laboratory in Sierra Leone tested approximately 26 000 specimens between August 2014 and October 2015. Analysis of the B2M endogenous control Ct values showed its utility in monitoring specimen quality, comparing results with different specimen types, and interpretation(More)
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