Martine Van de Vyvere

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A single-tube real-time reverse transcription-PCR (RT-PCR) assay for enterovirus detection in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) was developed based on a fluorogenic probe and primers directed to highly conserved sequences in the 5' untranslated region of the enterovirus genome. Quantitative detection of enterovirus genome was demonstrated in a linear range spanning(More)
We processed 317 samples from healthy adult volunteers for a complete blood count, including leukocyte differentials and reticulocyte parameters, through five new-generation haematology analysers: Abx Pentra 120 Retic, Coulter Gen-S, Sysmex SE 9500, Abbott Cell Dyn 4000 and Bayer Advia 120. From these data non-parametric 2.5-97.5 percentile reference(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine whether intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) monitoring using the FoleyManometer (Holtech Medical, Charlottenlund, Denmark) increases the risk of urinary tract infection (UTI). DESIGN A retrospective database review was conducted. SETTING The study was conducted in the 12-bed medical intensive care unit of ZNA(More)
A total of 314 isolates of Streptococcus pneumoniae collected by 10 different laboratories were tested for their susceptibility by using a microdilution technique following NCCLS recommendations. The following antibiotics were included: penicillin, ampicillin, amoxicillin, amoxicillin/clavulanate, cefaclor, cefuroxime, cefotaxime, imipenem, ciprofloxacin,(More)
A total of 391 and 424 non-invasive isolates of Streptococcus pneumoniae collected by 15 laboratories during the 2003 and 2004 survey were tested for their susceptibility by a microdilution technique following NCCLS recommendations. Insusceptibility rates (IR) in the two surveys (2003/2004) were as follows: penicillin 15.0/14.7% [8.4/6.4% Resistance (R)],(More)
The Xpert® MTB/RIF assay detects the presence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and its resistance to rifampicin (RMP) directly in sputum samples. Discrepant results were observed in a case of smear-positive pulmonary tuberculosis that was Xpert-resistant but phenotypically susceptible to RMP. Complementary investigations (repeat Xpert, Genotype®MTBDRplus assay(More)
Values in a Healthy Adult Population, Glenn Van den Bosch, Jan Van den Bossche, Carola Wagner, Pieter De Schouwer, Martine Van De Vyvere, and Hugo Neels (Laboratories of 1 Clinical Biochemistry and 2 Hematology, Algemeen Centrum Ziekenhuis Antwerpen, Campus Stuivenberg, Lange Beeldekensstraat 267, B-2060 Antwerp, Belgium; Dade-Behring Marburg GMBH, PO Box(More)
This study tested 212 pneumococcal isolates from 9 institutions for their susceptibilities to penicillin, ampicillin, amoxycillin, amoxycillin/clavulanate, cefaclor, cefuroxime, cefotaxime, imipenem, tetracycline, erythromycin, and clarithromycin using NCCLS-standardized microdilution. Penicillin-insusceptibility was 12.3% [5.7% intermediate (0.12-1(More)
The Lemierre syndrome or 'necrobacillosis' is a post angina sepsis caused by an acute oropharyngeal infection with a secondary thrombophlebitis of the internal jugular vein. There are often septic emboli in the lungs, although intestinal organs can also be affected. This syndrome is caused by the strictly anaerobic gram-negative pathogen Fusobacterium(More)