Sandra W Geerling

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OBJECTIVE To study the impact of depression on the wellbeing, disability and use of health services of older adults. METHOD Prospective community-based study, using a large (n = 2,200) sample of the elderly (55-85) in the Netherlands. Using a 3-year follow-up, the effect of depressive symptoms (CES-D) on disability, wellbeing and service utilization was(More)
Four hundred ninety-three women were examined, had a cervical culture done for Chlamydia trachomatis and completed a questionnaire. Sixty-one, or 12.4%, were positive for Chlamydia on culture. Infected women were more likely to be younger, to be unmarried, to have had more sexual partners, to have had past abnormal cytology, to have spotting or postcoital(More)
The effects of ochratoxin A (OA), a nephrotoxic mycotoxin, were investigated in partially nephrectomized (PN) rats (approximately 70% reduction in renal mass) following compensatory hypertrophy of the renal remnant. Renal function stabilized 27 d after surgery. PN rats compensated for the initial loss of renal function except for glomerular filtration rate(More)
Immunofluorescent staining was compared to cell culture for the diagnosis of Chlamydia trachomatis infections in the female genital tract. By culture, the incidence in the 496 patients in the study was 12.3%. Immunofluorescence demonstrated organisms in 90% of the culture-positive cases, with a specificity of 99.3%. This method appears to be a successful(More)
Chlamydial cervicitis is a common and important infection. Diagnostic cytologic criteria have been proposed, but not generally accepted. To better evaluate the cytologic changes, cervical cultures for Chlamydia trachomatis and duplicate cervical smears for Papanicolaou staining and immunofluorescence staining for chlamydial organisms were taken from 496(More)
Two hundred young women had simultaneously prepared cultures for Chlamydia trachomatis and cervical smears; they also completed a questionnaire. Twelve of the chlamydial cultures were positive. There was poor correlation between the culture results and the cytologic morphology or symptoms. On initial blind reading, only 10% of the smears cytologically(More)
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