Karl G Kristinsson

Summary

Affiliation: Landspitali University Hospital
Country: Iceland

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Effective treatment of experimental acute otitis media by application of volatile fluids into the ear canal
    Karl G Kristinsson
    Department of Clinical Microbiology, Landspitali University Hospital, Reykjavik, Iceland
    J Infect Dis 191:1876-80. 2005
  2. pmc Variable recombination dynamics during the emergence, transmission and 'disarming' of a multidrug-resistant pneumococcal clone
    Nicholas J Croucher
    Pathogen Genomics, The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge CB10 1SA, UK
    BMC Biol 12:49. 2014
  3. pmc EURISWEB--Web-based epidemiological surveillance of antibiotic-resistant pneumococci in day care centers
    Sara Silva
    Instituto de Tecnologia Quimica e Biologica, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Av, República EAN, PO Box 127, 2781 901 Oeiras, Portugal
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 3:9. 2003
  4. doi request reprint Clinical significance of Staphylococcus aureus bacteriuria in a nationwide study of adults with S. aureus bacteraemia
    Hilmir Asgeirsson
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Landspitali University Hospital, Fossvogi, IS 108 Reykjavik, Iceland
    J Infect 64:41-6. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Low mortality of Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia in Icelandic children: nationwide study on incidence and outcome
    Hilmir Asgeirsson
    From the Department of Infectious Diseases, Karolinska University Hospital Unit of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine Huddinge, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden Department of Infectious Diseases Department of Infection Control Department of Clinical Microbiology, Landspitali University Hospital, Reykjavik, Iceland Faculty of Medicine, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland The Children s Hospital Iceland, Landspitali University Hospital, Reykjavik, Iceland and Department of Internal Medicine, Akureyri Hospital, Akureyri, Iceland
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 34:140-4. 2015
  6. doi request reprint Mortality in healthcare-associated pneumonia in a low resistance setting: a prospective observational study
    Agnar Bjarnason
    From the Faculty of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland
    Infect Dis (Lond) 47:130-6. 2015
  7. pmc Severity of influenza A 2009 (H1N1) pneumonia is underestimated by routine prediction rules. Results from a prospective, population-based study
    Agnar Bjarnason
    Faculty of Medicine, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland
    PLoS ONE 7:e46816. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Does hygiene intervention at day care centres reduce infectious illnesses in children? An intervention cohort study
    Thorolfur Gudnason
    Chief Epidemiologist s Office, Directorate of Health, Reykjavik, Iceland
    Scand J Infect Dis 45:397-403. 2013
  9. doi request reprint Bacteraemia in children in Iceland 1994-2005
    Sigurður Arnason
    The Children s Hospital Iceland, Landspitali University Hospital, Reykjavik, Iceland
    Acta Paediatr 99:1531-5. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint Stability of penicillin-susceptible and nonsusceptible clones of Streptococcus pneumoniae in southern Sweden
    Sigurdur E Vilhelmsson
    Department of Clinical Microbiology, Landspitali University Hospital, 101 Reykjavik, Iceland
    Microb Drug Resist 13:108-13. 2007

Collaborators

  • Hilmir Asgeirsson
  • Magnus Gottfredsson
  • Thorolfur Gudnason
  • Gunnar Tomasson
  • Tomas Gudbjartsson
  • Stuart C Clarke
  • Agnar Helgason
  • Gunnsteinn Haraldsson
  • Vala Fridriksdottir
  • Cecile Viboud
  • Agnar Bjarnason
  • Nicholas J Croucher
  • Olafur Baldursson
  • Guđrún Lilja Oladóttir
  • Asgeir Haraldsson
  • Sigurður Arnason
  • Herminia De Lencastre
  • Alexander Tomasz
  • Steinn Steingrimsson
  • Thorunn R Thorsteinsdottir
  • Sigurdur E Vilhelmsson
  • Sara Silva
  • Simon R Harris
  • Keith P Klugman
  • Kwan Soo Ko
  • Mark van der Linden
  • William P Hanage
  • Stephen D Bentley
  • Julian Parkhill
  • Jae Hoon Song
  • Raquel Sá-Leão
  • Bernard Beall
  • Lesley McGee
  • Gudlaug Thorleifsdottir
  • Arthur Love
  • Kristinn L Hallgrimsson
  • Berglind S Kristjansdottir
  • Janus F Gudnason
  • Gestur Pálsson
  • Erla Soffía Björnsdóttir
  • Helga Erlendsdottir
  • Thórólfur Guðnason
  • Valtýr Stefánsson Thors
  • Eggert Gunnarsson
  • Ilda Santos Sanches
  • João Carriço
  • Karl Ekdahl
  • Rodrigo Gouveia-Oliveira
  • Jonas Almeida
  • António Maretzek
  • António Brito-Avô

Detail Information

Publications17

  1. ncbi request reprint Effective treatment of experimental acute otitis media by application of volatile fluids into the ear canal
    Karl G Kristinsson
    Department of Clinical Microbiology, Landspitali University Hospital, Reykjavik, Iceland
    J Infect Dis 191:1876-80. 2005
    ..influenzae and 6%-75% of rats infected with pneumococci, compared with 5.6%-6% of rats in the placebo group. Essential oils or their components placed in the ear canal can provide effective treatment of acute otitis media...
  2. pmc Variable recombination dynamics during the emergence, transmission and 'disarming' of a multidrug-resistant pneumococcal clone
    Nicholas J Croucher
    Pathogen Genomics, The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge CB10 1SA, UK
    BMC Biol 12:49. 2014
    ....
  3. pmc EURISWEB--Web-based epidemiological surveillance of antibiotic-resistant pneumococci in day care centers
    Sara Silva
    Instituto de Tecnologia Quimica e Biologica, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Av, República EAN, PO Box 127, 2781 901 Oeiras, Portugal
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 3:9. 2003
    ....
  4. doi request reprint Clinical significance of Staphylococcus aureus bacteriuria in a nationwide study of adults with S. aureus bacteraemia
    Hilmir Asgeirsson
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Landspitali University Hospital, Fossvogi, IS 108 Reykjavik, Iceland
    J Infect 64:41-6. 2012
    ..To evaluate the clinical significance of Staphylococcus aureus bacteriuria (SABU) in adults with S. aureus bacteraemia (SAB)...
  5. doi request reprint Low mortality of Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia in Icelandic children: nationwide study on incidence and outcome
    Hilmir Asgeirsson
    From the Department of Infectious Diseases, Karolinska University Hospital Unit of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine Huddinge, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden Department of Infectious Diseases Department of Infection Control Department of Clinical Microbiology, Landspitali University Hospital, Reykjavik, Iceland Faculty of Medicine, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland The Children s Hospital Iceland, Landspitali University Hospital, Reykjavik, Iceland and Department of Internal Medicine, Akureyri Hospital, Akureyri, Iceland
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 34:140-4. 2015
    ..aureus bacteremia (SAB) are sparse. The objective of the study was to evaluate the incidence and mortality of SAB in Icelandic children over time, and to assess the proportions of nosocomial and health-care-associated infections...
  6. doi request reprint Mortality in healthcare-associated pneumonia in a low resistance setting: a prospective observational study
    Agnar Bjarnason
    From the Faculty of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland
    Infect Dis (Lond) 47:130-6. 2015
    ..HCAP has been associated with an increased prevalence of multidrug-resistant (MDR) pathogens and with high mortality leading to recommendations for broad empiric therapy...
  7. pmc Severity of influenza A 2009 (H1N1) pneumonia is underestimated by routine prediction rules. Results from a prospective, population-based study
    Agnar Bjarnason
    Faculty of Medicine, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland
    PLoS ONE 7:e46816. 2012
    ..The performance of prediction rules for CAP during an epidemic with a new infectious agent are unknown...
  8. doi request reprint Does hygiene intervention at day care centres reduce infectious illnesses in children? An intervention cohort study
    Thorolfur Gudnason
    Chief Epidemiologist s Office, Directorate of Health, Reykjavik, Iceland
    Scand J Infect Dis 45:397-403. 2013
    ..In this study, we describe the results of a hygiene intervention cohort trial at day care centres (DCCs) on the rates of febrile, respiratory, and gastrointestinal illnesses in preschool children...
  9. doi request reprint Bacteraemia in children in Iceland 1994-2005
    Sigurður Arnason
    The Children s Hospital Iceland, Landspitali University Hospital, Reykjavik, Iceland
    Acta Paediatr 99:1531-5. 2010
    ..To investigate the aetiology of bacteraemia in children in Iceland, the antibiotic resistance and possible preventive measures...
  10. ncbi request reprint Stability of penicillin-susceptible and nonsusceptible clones of Streptococcus pneumoniae in southern Sweden
    Sigurdur E Vilhelmsson
    Department of Clinical Microbiology, Landspitali University Hospital, 101 Reykjavik, Iceland
    Microb Drug Resist 13:108-13. 2007
    ..pneumoniae, and these factors may be instrumental in determining the success or failure of clones after they acquire resistance...
  11. doi request reprint Increasing incidence of late-onset neonatal invasive group B streptococcal infections in Iceland
    Guđrún Lilja Oladóttir
    Faculty of Medicine, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 30:661-3. 2011
    ..The aim of the study was to determine the epidemiology of neonatal GBS infections to be able to implement therapeutic and preventive measures more effectively...
  12. doi request reprint Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia--Nationwide assessment of treatment adequacy and outcome
    Hilmir Asgeirsson
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Landspitali University Hospital, Fossvogi, IS 108 Reykjavik, Iceland
    J Infect 62:339-46. 2011
    ..To assess the treatment adequacy for Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia (SAB) and its association with outcome on a whole population basis...
  13. pmc Lessons from the past: familial aggregation analysis of fatal pandemic influenza (Spanish flu) in Iceland in 1918
    Magnus Gottfredsson
    Landspitali University Hospital, 108 Reykjavik, Iceland
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:1303-8. 2008
    ..Our data do not provide conclusive evidence for the role of genetic factors in susceptibility to the Spanish flu...
  14. doi request reprint Deep sternal wound infections following open heart surgery in Iceland: a population-based study
    Steinn Steingrimsson
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Landspitali University Hospital, Reykjavik, Iceland
    Scand Cardiovasc J 42:208-13. 2008
    ..The aim of this nationwide case-control study was to study the epidemiology and identify risk factors of deep sternal wound infections (DSWI) in Iceland...
  15. pmc Neisseria meningitidis sequence type and risk for death, Iceland
    Magnus Gottfredsson
    Landspitali University Hospital, Reykjavik, Iceland
    Emerg Infect Dis 12:1066-73. 2006
    ..046). This study shows evolutionary trends of meningococcal isolates in a relatively isolated community and highlights an association between unique STs and poor outcome...
  16. doi request reprint Antimicrobial resistance of Campylobacter spp. isolated from broiler flocks in Iceland 2001-2005
    Thorunn R Thorsteinsdottir
    Institute for Experimental Pathology, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland
    Microb Drug Resist 14:49-53. 2008
    ..Although resistance levels were low and similar to that seen in the other Nordic countries, further research on this matter is needed as there is no antimicrobial selective pressure in chicken farming in Iceland...
  17. ncbi request reprint Dynamics of pneumococcal carriage among healthy Icelandic children attending day-care centres
    Gunnar Tomasson
    Department of Clinical Microbiology, Landspitali University Hospital, Reykjavik, Iceland
    Scand J Infect Dis 37:422-8. 2005
    ..Serotype prevalence fluctuated markedly between y. In conclusion, there was significant variation in serotype prevalence between y, and only 51% of the pneumococci belonged to serotypes covered by the current 7-valent conjugated vaccine...