Lonneke G M Bode
Affiliation: Erasmus MC
Country: The Netherlands
- Rapid detection of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in screening samples by relative quantification between the mecA gene and the SA442 geneLonneke G M Bode
Reinier de Graaf Group, Department of Medical Laboratories, Reinier de Graafweg 7, 2625 AD Delft, The Netherlands
J Microbiol Methods 89:129-32. 2012..Here we introduce a PCR system, relative quantification PCR (RQ-PCR), which takes this difference into account. RQ-PCR identifies true MRSA in clinical samples with a specificity that is comparable to the SCCmec-based PCRs...
- Preventing surgical-site infections in nasal carriers of Staphylococcus aureusLonneke G M Bode
Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
N Engl J Med 362:9-17. 2010..Nasal carriers of Staphylococcus aureus are at increased risk for health care-associated infections with this organism. Decolonization of nasal and extranasal sites on hospital admission may reduce this risk...
- Sustained low prevalence of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus upon admission to hospital in The NetherlandsL G M Bode
Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
J Hosp Infect 79:198-201. 2011..06, Fisher's exact test). This prevalence is still among the lowest in the world, probably as a result of the stringent Dutch infection control policy, and the restrictive use of antibiotics in The Netherlands...