Willemien de Weerd

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1. Pu S, Han F, Ge B. Isolation and characterization of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains from Louisiana retail meats. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2009;75:265–7. doi:10.1128/AEM.0111008 2. Weese JS, Avery BP, Reid-Smith RJ. Detection and quantifi cation of methicillinresistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) clones in retail meat products. Lett(More)
Pleural fluid was diagnosed on an X-ray in a 9-month-old boy with acute dyspnoea without fever. Thoracentesis showed exudate and the patient was diagnosed as having empyema and was treated with continuous chest tube drainage and antibiotics. The culture of the pleural fluid was negative. A month after discharge the boy developed recurrent pleural effusion(More)
Four children, three girls in the age range up to 14 months and a boy aged 10 years, were admitted because of button battery ingestion. In two patients, the course was uncomplicated, with spontaneous passage of the batteries. Two other patients, a girl aged 11 months and a girl aged 6 weeks, developed severe complications: stenosis of the oesophagus in one(More)
BACKGROUND A study was undertaken to evaluate the efficacy of dexamethasone in patients mechanically ventilated for lower respiratory infection caused by respiratory syncytial virus (RSV-LRTI). METHODS In a multicentre randomised controlled trial patients were randomised to receive either intravenous dexamethasone (0.15 mg/kg 6 hourly for 48 hours) or(More)
A 12-year-old boy fell off his bicycle, hitting his neck on the handle-bars. He sustained a tracheal rupture, which required surgical treatment. Two other patients, a 4-year-old and a 2-year-old boy, also suffered laryngeal injuries following a fall. Both were treated conservatively, the 2-year-old boy needed endotracheal intubation and mechanical(More)
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) bronchiolitis is partially an immune-mediated disease in which RSV-specific T cells play a predominant role. The peripheral blood T cell response was studied in patients with RSV bronchiolitis in order to detect evidence for T cell redistribution during natural RSV infection and if so, which subsets are involved. 18(More)
In a 5-day-old full-term, dehydrated boy with bilious vomiting and a cephalhaematoma, bilirubin encephalopathy was diagnosed at a serum bilirubin level of 395 mumol/l. The patient was rehydrated intravenously and treated with phototherapy and an exchange transfusion, after which the serum bilirubin level decreased. The neurological condition normalised(More)