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Identification and Susceptibility Testing of Enterobacteriaceae and Pseudomonas aeruginosa by Direct Inoculation from Positive BACTEC Blood Culture Bottles into Vitek 2
ABSTRACT Inoculation of an automated system for rapid identification (ID) and antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) directly from positive blood culture bottles will reduce the turnaround timeExpand
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Clinical and microbiological characteristics of community-onset Clostridium difficile infection in The Netherlands.
To elucidate the prevalence, characteristics and risk factors of community-onset Clostridium difficile infection (CO-CDI), an uncontrolled prospective study was performed. For 3 months in 2007-2008,Expand
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Uncertainty Budgets for Calibration of Radiation Thermometers below the Silver Point
Below the freezing point of silver, radiation thermometers are generally calibrated by implementing the multi-point interpolation method using blackbody measurements at three or more calibrationExpand
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Lack of effect of shorter turnaround time of microbiological procedures on clinical outcomes: a randomised controlled trial among hospitalised patients in the Netherlands
Shortening the turnaround time of microbiological procedures was associated with an improved clinical outcome in two studies performed in the USA. To study the clinical impact of a shortenedExpand
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Diarrhoea in general practice: when should a Clostridium difficile infection be considered? Results of a nested case-control study.
Clostridium difficile infections (CDIs) are frequent in hospitals, but also seem to increase in the community. Here, we aim to determine the incidence of CDI in general practice and to evaluateExpand
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High Treatment Uptake in Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Hepatitis C Virus–Coinfected Patients After Unrestricted Access to Direct-Acting Antivirals in the Netherlands
Background The Netherlands has provided unrestricted access to direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) since November 2015. We analyzed the nationwide hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment uptake among patientsExpand
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Does electronic clinical microbiology results reporting influence medical decision making: a pre- and post-interview study of medical specialists
We asked medical specialists in our hospital about their use and appreciation of clinical microbiology results reporting before and after the implementation of an electronic reporting system. Expand
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Comparison of monochromator-based and laser-based cryogenic radiometry
We present results of measurements obtained with a new monochromator-based cryogenic radiometer facility at NMi/VSL. General design considerations of the facility and associated transfer detectorsExpand
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An International Study of the Long-Term Stability of Metal–Carbon Eutectic Cells
For high-temperature fixed points to be accepted as temperature references, it is of prime importance that their long-term stability is demonstrated. This evaluation is part of the CCT-WG5Expand
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On the International Temperature Scale of 1990 (ITS-90). Part I: Some definitions
In this paper, we specify the purpose of an international temperature scale and present some definitions that are basic to the International Temperature Scale of 1990. These definitions include thoseExpand
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