Leonard F te Velde

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BACKGROUND Selective digestive tract decontamination (SDD) and selective oropharyngeal decontamination (SOD) are infection-prevention measures used in the treatment of some patients in intensive care, but reported effects on patient outcome are conflicting. METHODS We evaluated the effectiveness of SDD and SOD in a crossover study using cluster(More)
Salmonella infections are not very uncommon. The source generally has to be looked for in food. The syndrome concerns mostly gastro-enteritis. We present a 17-year-old girl with sepsis caused by splenic abscesses which was successfully treated with splenectomy and antibiotics. After analysis (blood and surgical specimen samples), she appeared to be infected(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine costs and effects of selective digestive tract decontamination (SDD) and selective oropharyngeal decontamination (SOD) as compared with standard care (ie, no SDD/SOD (SC)) from a healthcare perspective in Dutch Intensive Care Units (ICUs). DESIGN A post hoc analysis of a previously performed cluster-randomised trial (NEJM(More)
Two men aged 38 and 26 years developed symptoms including pain in the (upper) abdomen, malaise and fever 1.5-5 months after visiting the Caribbean. It was only after repeated ultrasonography that liver abscesses were observed. Adequate treatment was instituted and the patients recovered. The diagnosis of 'amoebic abscess of the liver' is usually based on(More)
BACKGROUND Qualitative diagnostic tests commonly produce false positive and false negative results. Smooth receiver operated characteristic (ROC) curves are used for assessing the performance of a new test against a standard test. This method, called c-statistic (concordance) has limitations. The aim of this study was to assess whether logistic regression(More)
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