Birgitte Smith

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Affiliation: Statens Serum Institut
Country: Denmark

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Listeria monocytogenes: maternal-foetal infections in Denmark 1994-2005
    Birgitte Smith
    Department of Bacteriology, Mycology, and Parasitology, Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Scand J Infect Dis 41:21-5. 2009
  2. doi request reprint Outbreak of listeriosis caused by infected beef meat from a meals-on-wheels delivery in Denmark 2009
    B Smith
    Department of Microbiological Surveillance and Research, Statens Serum Institut, Artillerivej 5, DK 2300 Copenhagen S, Denmark
    Clin Microbiol Infect 17:50-2. 2011
  3. pmc Community analysis of bacteria colonizing intestinal tissue of neonates with necrotizing enterocolitis
    Birgitte Smith
    Statens Serum Institut, Artillerivej 5, 2300 Kbh S, Denmark
    BMC Microbiol 11:73. 2011
  4. doi request reprint Outbreak of non-O157 Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli infection from consumption of beef sausage
    Steen Ethelberg
    Department of Bacteriology, Mycology, and Parasitology, Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Clin Infect Dis 48:e78-81. 2009
  5. doi request reprint Investigation of the early intestinal microflora in premature infants with/without necrotizing enterocolitis using two different methods
    Birgitte Smith
    Department of Microbiological Surveillance and Research, Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Pediatr Res 71:115-20. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Reduced diversity of the intestinal microbiota during infancy is associated with increased risk of allergic disease at school age
    Hans Bisgaard
    Copenhagen Prospective Studies on Asthma in Childhood, Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen University Hospital, Gentofte, Copenhagen, Denmark
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 128:646-52.e1-5. 2011
  7. doi request reprint Determination of new cutoff values for indirect immunofluorescence antibody test for Q fever diagnosis in Denmark
    Steen Villumsen
    Statens Serum Institut, Department of Bacteriology, Mycology, and Parasitology, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 65:93-8. 2009
  8. pmc Optimising bacterial DNA extraction from faecal samples: comparison of three methods
    Birgitte Smith
    Department of Microbiological Surveillance and Research, Statens Serum Institut, DK 2300 S, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Open Microbiol J 5:14-7. 2011

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Publications8

  1. doi request reprint Listeria monocytogenes: maternal-foetal infections in Denmark 1994-2005
    Birgitte Smith
    Department of Bacteriology, Mycology, and Parasitology, Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Scand J Infect Dis 41:21-5. 2009
    ..One-third of culture-confirmed cases of maternal-foetal infections resulted in abortion or stillbirth; however, the prognosis for live-born children is good, even in severely ill newborns...
  2. doi request reprint Outbreak of listeriosis caused by infected beef meat from a meals-on-wheels delivery in Denmark 2009
    B Smith
    Department of Microbiological Surveillance and Research, Statens Serum Institut, Artillerivej 5, DK 2300 Copenhagen S, Denmark
    Clin Microbiol Infect 17:50-2. 2011
    ..Two patients died of their infection. Large-scale delivery of precooked meals to a vulnerable population represents a threat if proper measures against listeriosis are not taken...
  3. pmc Community analysis of bacteria colonizing intestinal tissue of neonates with necrotizing enterocolitis
    Birgitte Smith
    Statens Serum Institut, Artillerivej 5, 2300 Kbh S, Denmark
    BMC Microbiol 11:73. 2011
    ..The bacterial populations in the specimens were characterized by laser capture microdissection and subsequent sequencing combined with fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH), using bacterial rRNA-targeting oligonucleotide probes...
  4. doi request reprint Outbreak of non-O157 Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli infection from consumption of beef sausage
    Steen Ethelberg
    Department of Bacteriology, Mycology, and Parasitology, Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Clin Infect Dis 48:e78-81. 2009
    ..The source of the infection was an organic fermented beef sausage. The source was discovered by using credit card information to obtain and compare customer transaction records from the computer systems of supermarkets...
  5. doi request reprint Investigation of the early intestinal microflora in premature infants with/without necrotizing enterocolitis using two different methods
    Birgitte Smith
    Department of Microbiological Surveillance and Research, Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Pediatr Res 71:115-20. 2012
    ..In this study, the role of microflora in the gastrointestinal tract of neonates with NEC was assessed by comparing cases with controls...
  6. doi request reprint Reduced diversity of the intestinal microbiota during infancy is associated with increased risk of allergic disease at school age
    Hans Bisgaard
    Copenhagen Prospective Studies on Asthma in Childhood, Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen University Hospital, Gentofte, Copenhagen, Denmark
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 128:646-52.e1-5. 2011
    ..Changes in the human microbiome have been suggested as a risk factor for a number of lifestyle-related disorders, such as atopic diseases, possibly through a modifying influence on immune maturation in infancy...
  7. doi request reprint Determination of new cutoff values for indirect immunofluorescence antibody test for Q fever diagnosis in Denmark
    Steen Villumsen
    Statens Serum Institut, Department of Bacteriology, Mycology, and Parasitology, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 65:93-8. 2009
    ..The specificity was, however, effectively increased by using cutoff titers based on the local baseline and equal to immunoglobulin M (IgM) phase I > or =128, IgM phase II > or =256, IgG phase I > or =512, and IgG phase II > or =1024...
  8. pmc Optimising bacterial DNA extraction from faecal samples: comparison of three methods
    Birgitte Smith
    Department of Microbiological Surveillance and Research, Statens Serum Institut, DK 2300 S, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Open Microbiol J 5:14-7. 2011
    ..The QIAamp DNA stool MiniKit alone resulted in a reduced number of bands compared to the two mechanical disruption methods...