Affiliation: Sahlgrenska University Hospital
- Low rate of pneumococci non-susceptible to penicillin in healthy Swedish toddlersSusann Skovbjerg
Department of Infectious Diseases, Institute of Biomedicine, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
Scand J Infect Dis 45:279-84. 2013..The aim of this study was to determine if a noted increase in non-susceptibility to penicillin among pneumococcal clinical isolates from young children reflected a similar increase in healthy children...
- Spray bacteriotherapy decreases middle ear fluid in children with secretory otitis mediaS Skovbjerg
Department of Clinical Bacteriology, University of Gothenburg, Guldhedsgatan 10A, SE 413 46 Gothenburg, Sweden
Arch Dis Child 94:92-8. 2009..Secretory otitis media (SOM) is characterised by persistent fluid in the middle ear cavity, but the cause is unknown. We investigated the clinical, bacteriological and immunological effects of treatment with probiotic bacteria on SOM...
- Optimization of the detection of microbes in blood from immunocompromised patients with haematological malignanciesS Skovbjerg
Department of Clinical Bacteriology, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Goteborg, Sweden
Clin Microbiol Infect 15:680-3. 2009..These data indicate that PCR assays might be a complement for the detection of blood-borne opportunists in immunocompromised haematology patients...
- High cytokine levels in perforated acute otitis media exudates containing live bacteriaS Skovbjerg
Department of Infectious Medicine Clinical Bacteriology, Institute of Biomedicine, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
Clin Microbiol Infect 16:1382-8. 2010..IL-6 and PGE2, however, remain after bacterial disintegration, and may play a role in the resolution phase...
- Gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria induce different patterns of cytokine production in human mononuclear cells irrespective of taxonomic relatednessSusann Skovbjerg
Department of Infectious Medicine Clinical Bacteriology, Institute of Biomedicine, University of Gothenburg, Goteborg, Sweden
J Interferon Cytokine Res 30:23-32. 2010..The results confirm the fundamental difference in innate immune responses to Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, which crosses taxonomic borders and probably reflects differences in cell wall structure...