Marly Sijmons

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Fifty-seven methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolates from babies (N = 31), carriers amongst health care workers (N = 16; 10% of all staff members) and the environment (N = 10); 39 MSSA isolates, from babies (N = 18), health care workers (N = 5) and environment (N = 16) were analysed. The strains were from the neonatal ward of a teaching(More)
The molecular epidemiology of Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection in cystic fibrosis (CF) siblings was analysed by DNA fingerprinting using arbitrary primed polymerase chain reaction. A total of 306 strains collected from six pairs of siblings over a period of 20-126 months (median 64) was studied. Fifty-four different P. aeruginosa genotypes were recognized.(More)
Studies of Staphylococcus aureus nasal carriage have distinguished three carriage patterns: persistent, intermittent, and noncarriage. The criteria used to identify these carriage patterns have been inconsistent. In 1988 the S. aureus nasal carrier index, i.e., the proportion of nasal swab specimen cultures yielding S. aureus, was determined for 91 staff(More)
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate relatedness among methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strains isolated in Poland. METHODS: Ninety-three MRSA hospital isolates were collected from different regions in Poland from 1990 to 1992. Strains were analyzed with respect to heterogeneity of methicillin resistance, phage types, resistance patterns, crystal violet(More)
The nasal carriage rate of Staphylococcus aureus was examined in a longitudinal study of 31 healthy Danish volunteers. Each person was classified as persistent (>8 positive cultures from 10 examinations), an intermittent carrier (50-80% positive cultures) or an ocassional carrier (positive cultures on 10-40% of ocassions only). One hundred and twenty(More)
Various DNA-based methods have been introduced to genetically type Staphylococcus aureus strains but not a single technique is universally applicable. In order to search for DNA probes suitable for differentiating strains, randomly amplified polymorphic DNA patterns were generated for 243 S. aureus strains and a single isolate of Staphylococcus intermedius.(More)
Serial sputum isolates of Haemophilus influenzae (n = 69) were obtained from eight patients suffering from cystic fibrosis. For two of these patients all strains were analysed for polymorphism in the major outer membrane protein profile. For all patients the strains were genetically characterised by random amplification of polymorphic DNA analysis. All(More)
Mycoplasma contamination was detected in a widely used commercially available Chlamydia pneumoniae antigen preparation. Contamination was studied with a mycoplasma group-specific 16S rRNA polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and sequence analysis. Several lots of the purified C. pneumoniae antigen from the Washington Research Foundation appeared to be(More)
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