R S Ross

Summary

Affiliation: University of Essen
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Awareness of rabies risks and knowledge about preventive measures among experienced German travel health advisors
    R Stefan Ross
    Institute of Virology, National Advisory Laboratory for Rabies, University of Duisburg Essen, D 45122 Essen, Germany
    J Travel Med 13:261-7. 2006
  2. pmc Genotyping of hepatitis C virus isolates using CLIP sequencing
    R S Ross
    Institute of Virology, National Reference Centre for Hepatitis C, University of Essen, D 45122 Essen, Germany
    J Clin Microbiol 38:3581-4. 2000
  3. ncbi request reprint Risk of hepatitis C transmission from infected medical staff to patients: model-based calculations for surgical settings
    R S Ross
    Essen University Hospital, National Reference Centre for Hepatitis C, Essen, Germany
    Arch Intern Med 160:2313-6. 2000
  4. ncbi request reprint Changes in the epidemiology of hepatitis C infection in Germany: shift in the predominance of hepatitis C subtypes
    R S Ross
    Institute of Virology, National Reference Centre for Hepatitis C, University of Essen, Essen, Germany
    J Med Virol 60:122-5. 2000
  5. ncbi request reprint Detection of TT virus DNA in specimens other than blood
    R S Ross
    Institute of Virology, National Reference Centre for Hepatitis C, Essen University Hospital, Germany
    J Clin Virol 13:181-4. 1999
  6. ncbi request reprint Inquiries on intraspousal transmission of hepatitis C virus: benefits and limitations of genome sequencing and phylogenetic analysis
    R S Ross
    National Reference Centre for Hepatitis C, Institute of Virology, Essen, Germany
    Forensic Sci Int 100:69-76. 1999
  7. ncbi request reprint Phylogenetic analysis indicates transmission of hepatitis C virus from an infected orthopedic surgeon to a patient
    R Stefan Ross
    Institute of Virology, National Reference Centre for Hepatitis C, University of Essen, Essen, Germany
    J Med Virol 66:461-7. 2002
  8. ncbi request reprint Risk of hepatitis C virus transmission from an infected gynecologist to patients: results of a 7-year retrospective investigation
    R Stefan Ross
    Institute of Virology, National Reference Centre for Hepatitis C, University of Essen, Hufelandstr 55, D 45122 Essen, Germany
    Arch Intern Med 162:805-10. 2002
  9. ncbi request reprint Antibodies to the E2 protein of GB virus C/hepatitis G virus: low prevalence in Asian countries
    R S Ross
    Institute of Virology, University of Essen, Germany
    Zentralbl Bakteriol 288:415-9. 1998
  10. ncbi request reprint Quantitation of hepatitis C virus RNA by third generation branched DNA-based signal amplification assay
    R S Ross
    Institute of Virology, National Reference Centre for Hepatitis C, University of Essen, Hufelandstr 55, D 45122, Essen, Germany
    J Virol Methods 101:159-68. 2002

Detail Information

Publications27

  1. ncbi request reprint Awareness of rabies risks and knowledge about preventive measures among experienced German travel health advisors
    R Stefan Ross
    Institute of Virology, National Advisory Laboratory for Rabies, University of Duisburg Essen, D 45122 Essen, Germany
    J Travel Med 13:261-7. 2006
    ..However, the quality of rabies-specific information provided by travel health advisors and the extent of their knowledge about pre- and postexposure prophylaxis have not been examined on a large-scale basis up to now...
  2. pmc Genotyping of hepatitis C virus isolates using CLIP sequencing
    R S Ross
    Institute of Virology, National Reference Centre for Hepatitis C, University of Essen, D 45122 Essen, Germany
    J Clin Microbiol 38:3581-4. 2000
    ....
  3. ncbi request reprint Risk of hepatitis C transmission from infected medical staff to patients: model-based calculations for surgical settings
    R S Ross
    Essen University Hospital, National Reference Centre for Hepatitis C, Essen, Germany
    Arch Intern Med 160:2313-6. 2000
    ..Until now, no reliable estimates for the risk of such transmission exist...
  4. ncbi request reprint Changes in the epidemiology of hepatitis C infection in Germany: shift in the predominance of hepatitis C subtypes
    R S Ross
    Institute of Virology, National Reference Centre for Hepatitis C, University of Essen, Essen, Germany
    J Med Virol 60:122-5. 2000
    ..The altered subtype pattern reported here may have a profound influence on the future epidemiology of HCV infection...
  5. ncbi request reprint Detection of TT virus DNA in specimens other than blood
    R S Ross
    Institute of Virology, National Reference Centre for Hepatitis C, Essen University Hospital, Germany
    J Clin Virol 13:181-4. 1999
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Inquiries on intraspousal transmission of hepatitis C virus: benefits and limitations of genome sequencing and phylogenetic analysis
    R S Ross
    National Reference Centre for Hepatitis C, Institute of Virology, Essen, Germany
    Forensic Sci Int 100:69-76. 1999
    ..Thus, the results from molecular biological investigations and epidemiological evaluation are complementary pieces of evidence in inquiries on possible intraspousal transmission of HCV...
  7. ncbi request reprint Phylogenetic analysis indicates transmission of hepatitis C virus from an infected orthopedic surgeon to a patient
    R Stefan Ross
    Institute of Virology, National Reference Centre for Hepatitis C, University of Essen, Essen, Germany
    J Med Virol 66:461-7. 2002
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint Risk of hepatitis C virus transmission from an infected gynecologist to patients: results of a 7-year retrospective investigation
    R Stefan Ross
    Institute of Virology, National Reference Centre for Hepatitis C, University of Essen, Hufelandstr 55, D 45122 Essen, Germany
    Arch Intern Med 162:805-10. 2002
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Antibodies to the E2 protein of GB virus C/hepatitis G virus: low prevalence in Asian countries
    R S Ross
    Institute of Virology, University of Essen, Germany
    Zentralbl Bakteriol 288:415-9. 1998
    ..7% (Mauritius) in the European and African countries investigated. Anti-E2 prevalence was exceedingly low in the Philippines and Sri Lanka. This observation might be attributable to socio-economical and demographic factors...
  10. ncbi request reprint Quantitation of hepatitis C virus RNA by third generation branched DNA-based signal amplification assay
    R S Ross
    Institute of Virology, National Reference Centre for Hepatitis C, University of Essen, Hufelandstr 55, D 45122, Essen, Germany
    J Virol Methods 101:159-68. 2002
    ..All three assays after calibration against the WHO standard also yielded clinically comparable results with regard to the tailoring of interferon alpha/ribavirin treatment duration in patients infected by HCV genotypes 1, 4, and 5...
  11. doi request reprint Lack of de novo hepatitis C virus infections and absence of nosocomial transmissions of GB virus C in a large cohort of German haemodialysis patients
    R S Ross
    Institute of Virology, National Reference Centre for Hepatitis C, Essen, Germany
    J Viral Hepat 16:230-8. 2009
    ....
  12. ncbi request reprint Lack of evidence for an association between TTV infection and severe liver disease
    S Viazov
    Institute of Virology, Uniklinikum Essen, Germany
    J Clin Virol 11:183-7. 1998
    ..In 1997 a new human virus, TTV, was identified. The clinical significance of the TTV infection, however, remains unknown...
  13. doi request reprint Outcome of an exercise to notify patients treated by a general surgeon infected with the hepatitis C virus
    R S Ross
    Institute of Virology, National Reference Centre for Hepatitis C, Essen University Hospital, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany
    J Clin Virol 41:314-7. 2008
    ..Health-care workers infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) and performing exposure-prone procedures may expose their patients to the risk of nosocomial HCV infection...
  14. ncbi request reprint Transcription-mediated amplification linked to line probe assay as a routine tool for HCV typing in clinical laboratories
    R S Ross
    Institute of Virology, National Reference Centre for Hepatitis C, Essen University Hospital, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany
    J Clin Lab Anal 21:340-7. 2007
    ..Like all 5'untranslated region (UTR)-based assays, the technique is limited, however, in its potentials to resolve the complexity of existing HCV subtypes...
  15. ncbi request reprint Distinct prevalence of antibodies to the E2 protein of GB virus C/hepatitis G virus in different parts of the world
    R S Ross
    Institute of Virology, University of Essen, Germany
    J Med Virol 54:103-6. 1998
    ..Anti-E2 and GBV-C/HGV RNA were found to be mutually exclusive, confirming the notion that anti-E2 has to be considered as a marker of past infection...
  16. ncbi request reprint Sequence variability in the putative coding region of TT virus: evidence for two rather than several major types
    S Viazov
    Institute of Virology, University of Essen, Robert Koch Haus, Germany
    J Gen Virol 79:3085-9. 1998
    ..Bootstrap resampling, however, did not support the reliability of this grouping, suggesting that the isolates in the TTV 2 group should be considered as subtypes of a single type rather than different TTV types...
  17. doi request reprint Transmission of hepatitis C virus in an orthopedic hospital ward
    R S Ross
    Institute of Virology, National Reference Centre for Hepatitis C, Essen University Hospital, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany
    J Med Virol 81:249-57. 2009
    ..The events observed suggest that nosocomial transmission of HCV is not limited to hemodialysis, hematology or oncology settings, and they also reinforce the mandatory adherence to basic infection control practices...
  18. ncbi request reprint Towards a better resolution of hepatitis C virus variants: CLIP sequencing of an HCV core fragment and automated assignment of genotypes and subtypes
    R S Ross
    Institute of Virology, National Reference Centre for Hepatitis C, Essen University Hospital, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany
    J Virol Methods 148:25-33. 2008
    ....
  19. ncbi request reprint Genotyping of hepatitis C virus isolates by a new line probe assay using sequence information from both the 5'untranslated and the core regions
    R S Ross
    Institute of Virology, National Reference Centre for Hepatitis C, Essen University Hospital, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany
    J Virol Methods 143:153-60. 2007
    ..Thus, the second generation of the Versant genotyping assay could overcome the drawbacks of its exclusively 5'UTR-based predecessor and will turn out to be a reliable tool for HCV typing in clinical laboratories...
  20. pmc Analytical performance characteristics and clinical utility of a novel assay for total hepatitis C virus core antigen quantification
    R S Ross
    Institute of Virology, National Reference Centre for Hepatitis C, Essen University Hospital, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany
    J Clin Microbiol 48:1161-8. 2010
    ..With these results taken together, the Architect HCV Ag assay proved to be a specific, reproducible, highly sensitive, and clinically applicable test format which will find its future place in the context of virological HCV diagnostics...
  21. ncbi request reprint Performance characteristics of a transcription-mediated nucleic acid amplification assay for qualitative detection of hepatitis C virus RNA
    R S Ross
    Institute of Virology, National Reference Center for Hepatitis C, University of Essen, Essen, Germany
    J Clin Lab Anal 15:308-13. 2001
    ..The test may turn out to be an attractive alternative to already established techniques for HCV RNA amplification in routine clinical laboratories...
  22. ncbi request reprint Cyclosporine versus tacrolimus in patients with HCV infection after liver transplantation: effects on virus replication and recurrent hepatitis
    Philip Hilgard
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University Hospital Essen, Germany
    World J Gastroenterol 12:697-702. 2006
    ..To determine the effects of the calcineurin inhibitors, cyclosporine and tacrolimus, on hepatitis C virus (HCV) replication and activity of recurrent hepatitis C in patients post liver transplantation...
  23. ncbi request reprint Comparative evaluation of the immunogenicity of combined hepatitis A and B vaccine by a prospective and retrospective trial
    Bernd Wolters
    Institute of Virology, National Reference Centre for Hepatitis C, Essen University Hospital, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany
    Hum Vaccin 5:248-53. 2009
    ..The combined hepatitis A and B vaccine Twinrix proved to be highly effective against HBV, although antibody concentrations and seroprotection rates decreased with increasing age...
  24. ncbi request reprint HCV genotype 5: epidemiology and spread of an uncommon genotype
    Jannick Verbeeck
    Laboratory of Clinical and Epidemiological Virology, Rega Institute for Medical Research, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    J Clin Virol 41:170-1. 2008
  25. ncbi request reprint Hepatitis C virus genotypes in Hungarian and Austrian patients with chronic hepatitis C
    Zsofia Muller
    Department of Clinical Microbiology, University of Szeged, Somogyi B tér 1, H 6725, Szeged, Hungary
    J Clin Virol 26:295-300. 2003
    ..The TruGene HCV 5'NC Genotyping assay for the determination of HCV genotypes proved to be useful for a high-throughput routine diagnostic laboratory...
  26. ncbi request reprint Review of human rabies cases in the UK and in Germany
    Nicholas Johnson
    Vet Rec 157:715. 2005
  27. ncbi request reprint Carl Schmidt -- a chemical tourist in Victorian Britain
    R Stefan Ross
    Endeavour 29:33-7. 2005
    ..Thus, it is rewarding to follow Schmidt on his travels through Britain, which he regarded as the workshop of the world and a shining but unattainable example for the industrial development of his home country...