Jan H Richardus

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Affiliation: Erasmus MC
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. ncbi Protecting people against leprosy: chemoprophylaxis and immunoprophylaxis
    Jan Hendrik Richardus
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands Electronic address
    Clin Dermatol 33:19-25. 2015
  2. pmc Q fever in the Netherlands: public perceptions and behavioral responses in three different epidemiological regions: a follow-up study
    Marloes Bults
    Municipal Public Health Service Rotterdam Rijnmond, P, O, Box 70032, 3000 Rotterdam, LP, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 14:263. 2014
  3. pmc Increasing girls' knowledge about human papillomavirus vaccination with a pre-test and a national leaflet: a quasi-experimental study
    Robine Hofman
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC University Medical Centre Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 13:611. 2013
  4. pmc The prevalence of previously undiagnosed leprosy in the general population of northwest bangladesh
    Fake J Moet
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2:e198. 2008
  5. pmc Different mechanisms for heterogeneity in leprosy susceptibility can explain disease clustering within households
    Egil Fischer
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 5:e14061. 2010
  6. pmc The long-term effect of current and new interventions on the new case detection of leprosy: a modeling study
    Egil A J Fischer
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 5:e1330. 2011
  7. pmc Cost-effectiveness of a chemoprophylactic intervention with single dose rifampicin in contacts of new leprosy patients
    Willemijn J Idema
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 4:e874. 2010
  8. pmc The combined effect of chemoprophylaxis with single dose rifampicin and immunoprophylaxis with BCG to prevent leprosy in contacts of newly diagnosed leprosy cases: a cluster randomized controlled trial (MALTALEP study)
    Renate A Richardus
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, P, O, Box 2040, 3000, CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Infect Dis 13:456. 2013
  9. pmc Two randomized controlled clinical trials to study the effectiveness of prednisolone treatment in preventing and restoring clinical nerve function loss in leprosy: the TENLEP study protocols
    Inge Wagenaar
    Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Neurol 12:159. 2012
  10. pmc A hand hygiene intervention to decrease infections among children attending day care centers: design of a cluster randomized controlled trial
    Tizza P Zomer
    Department of Infectious Disease Control, Municipal Public Health Service Rotterdam Rijnmond, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Infect Dis 13:259. 2013

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  1. ncbi Protecting people against leprosy: chemoprophylaxis and immunoprophylaxis
    Jan Hendrik Richardus
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands Electronic address
    Clin Dermatol 33:19-25. 2015
    ..Modeling studies have shown that both interventions will lower the incidence of leprosy in the population. Implementation studies of such contact-based strategy are now called for. ..
  2. pmc Q fever in the Netherlands: public perceptions and behavioral responses in three different epidemiological regions: a follow-up study
    Marloes Bults
    Municipal Public Health Service Rotterdam Rijnmond, P, O, Box 70032, 3000 Rotterdam, LP, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 14:263. 2014
    ..The aim of this study was to identify trends over time and regional differences in public perceptions and behaviors, as well as predictors of preventive behavior regarding Q fever...
  3. pmc Increasing girls' knowledge about human papillomavirus vaccination with a pre-test and a national leaflet: a quasi-experimental study
    Robine Hofman
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC University Medical Centre Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 13:611. 2013
    ..This study assesses to what extent reading an official information leaflet about HPV contributes to girls' knowledge levels, and to what extent an increase in knowledge is boosted by a pre-test measurement...
  4. pmc The prevalence of previously undiagnosed leprosy in the general population of northwest bangladesh
    Fake J Moet
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2:e198. 2008
    ....
  5. pmc Different mechanisms for heterogeneity in leprosy susceptibility can explain disease clustering within households
    Egil Fischer
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 5:e14061. 2010
    ..Even a large and detailed data set on contacts of leprosy patients could not unequivocally reveal the mechanism most likely responsible for heterogeneity in leprosy susceptibility...
  6. pmc The long-term effect of current and new interventions on the new case detection of leprosy: a modeling study
    Egil A J Fischer
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 5:e1330. 2011
    ..Future options may include chemoprophylaxis and early diagnosis of subclinical infections. This study compared the predicted trends in leprosy case detection of future intervention strategies...
  7. pmc Cost-effectiveness of a chemoprophylactic intervention with single dose rifampicin in contacts of new leprosy patients
    Willemijn J Idema
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 4:e874. 2010
    ..leprae. We assessed the economic benefits of single dose rifampicin (SDR) for contacts as chemoprophylactic intervention in the control of leprosy...
  8. pmc The combined effect of chemoprophylaxis with single dose rifampicin and immunoprophylaxis with BCG to prevent leprosy in contacts of newly diagnosed leprosy cases: a cluster randomized controlled trial (MALTALEP study)
    Renate A Richardus
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, P, O, Box 2040, 3000, CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Infect Dis 13:456. 2013
    ..We hypothesize that the effects of both interventions may be complementary, causing the combined preventive outcome to be significant and long-lasting...
  9. pmc Two randomized controlled clinical trials to study the effectiveness of prednisolone treatment in preventing and restoring clinical nerve function loss in leprosy: the TENLEP study protocols
    Inge Wagenaar
    Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Neurol 12:159. 2012
    ....
  10. pmc A hand hygiene intervention to decrease infections among children attending day care centers: design of a cluster randomized controlled trial
    Tizza P Zomer
    Department of Infectious Disease Control, Municipal Public Health Service Rotterdam Rijnmond, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Infect Dis 13:259. 2013
    ..The aim of this paper is to describe the design of a cluster randomized controlled trial to evaluate the effectiveness of this intervention...
  11. pmc The ACCOMPLISH study. A cluster randomised trial on the cost-effectiveness of a multicomponent intervention to improve hand hygiene compliance and reduce healthcare associated infections
    Vicki Erasmus
    Erasmus Medical Centre, Department of Public Health, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 11:721. 2011
    ..This study aims to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of a multicomponent implementation strategy aimed at the reduction of healthcare associated infections in Dutch hospital care, by promotion of hand hygiene...
  12. pmc Cultural tailoring for the promotion of hepatitis B screening in Turkish Dutch: a protocol for a randomized controlled trial
    Ytje J J van der Veen
    Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Dept, of Public Health, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 10:674. 2010
    ....
  13. pmc Perceived risk, anxiety, and behavioural responses of the general public during the early phase of the Influenza A (H1N1) pandemic in the Netherlands: results of three consecutive online surveys
    Marloes Bults
    Municipal Public Health Service Rotterdam Rijnmond, P, O, Box 70032, 3000 LP Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 11:2. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to examine perceptions and behaviours of the general public during the early phase of the Influenza A (H1N1) pandemic in the Netherlands...
  14. pmc Hepatitis B screening in the Turkish-Dutch population in Rotterdam, the Netherlands; qualitative assessment of socio-cultural determinants
    Ytje Jj van der Veen
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 9:328. 2009
    ..Increased voluntary screening is necessary in this community, to detect individuals eligible for treatment and to prevent further transmission of the disease...
  15. pmc Awareness, knowledge and self-reported test rates regarding Hepatitis B in Turkish-Dutch: a survey
    Ytje Jj van der Veen
    Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Dept, of Public Health, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 10:512. 2010
    ....
  16. pmc Age- and region-specific hepatitis B prevalence in Turkey estimated using generalized linear mixed models: a systematic review
    Mehlika Toy
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Dr, Molewaterplein 50, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Infect Dis 11:337. 2011
    ..To provide a clear picture of the current hepatitis B situation, the authors performed a systematic review to estimate the age- and region-specific prevalence of chronic hepatitis B (CHB) in Turkey...
  17. pmc Association of SARS susceptibility with single nucleic acid polymorphisms of OAS1 and MxA genes: a case-control study
    Jing He
    Beijing Institute of Microbiology and Epidemiology, State Key Laboratory of Pathogen and Biosecurity, Beijing, China
    BMC Infect Dis 6:106. 2006
    ....
  18. pmc A Mycobacterium tuberculosis cluster demonstrating the use of genotyping in urban tuberculosis control
    Gerard De Vries
    Department of Tuberculosis Control, Municipal Public Health Service Rotterdam Rijnmond, P O Box 70032, 3000 LP Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Infect Dis 9:151. 2009
    ..DNA fingerprinting of Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates offers better opportunities to study links between tuberculosis (TB) cases and can highlight relevant issues in urban TB control in low-endemic countries...
  19. pmc The spatial distribution of leprosy in four villages in Bangladesh: an observational study
    Eaj Fischer
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Infect Dis 8:125. 2008
    ..Spatial information regarding the clustering of leprosy can be used to improve intervention strategies. Identifying high-risk areas within villages around known cases can be helpful in finding new cases...
  20. pmc The spatial distribution of leprosy cases during 15 years of a leprosy control program in Bangladesh: an observational study
    Eaj Fischer
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Infect Dis 8:126. 2008
    ..We studied the distribution of leprosy cases detected by a control program to identify spatial and spatio-temporal patterns of occurrence and to search for environmental risk factors for leprosy...
  21. pmc Spatial analysis of hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome in China
    Liqun Fang
    Beijing Institute of Microbiology and Epidemiology, State Key Laboratory of Pathogen and Biosecurity, Beijing, China
    BMC Infect Dis 6:77. 2006
    ..In this study, we conducted a geographic information system (GIS)-based spatial analysis on distribution of HFRS cases for the whole country with an objective to inform priority areas for public health planning and resource allocation...
  22. ncbi Incidence of acute nerve function impairment and reactions in leprosy: a prospective cohort analysis after 5 years of follow-up
    Jan H Richardus
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Centre Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Epidemiol 33:337-43. 2004
    ..The objective of this study was to assess the need for and duration of surveillance of NFI...
  23. ncbi Treatment with corticosteroids of long-standing nerve function impairment in leprosy: a randomized controlled trial (TRIPOD 3)
    Jan H Richardus
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, PO Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Lepr Rev 74:311-8. 2003
    ..Leprosy reactions and new NFI occurred in a third of the study group, emphasizing the need to keep patients under regular surveillance during MDT, and, where possible, after completion of MDT...
  24. ncbi The impact of leprosy control on the transmission of M. leprae: is elimination being attained?
    Jan Hendrik Richardus
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Lepr Rev 78:330-7. 2007
    ..leprae and practical diagnostic tools to detect levels of infection that can lead to transmission. This requires extensive research in the areas of epidemiology and microbiology...
  25. ncbi Adverse events of standardized regimens of corticosteroids for prophylaxis and treatment of nerve function impairment in leprosy: results from the 'TRIPOD' trials
    Jan H Richardus
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, PO Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Lepr Rev 74:319-27. 2003
    ....
  26. ncbi Close contacts with leprosy in newly diagnosed leprosy patients in a high and low endemic area: comparison between Bangladesh and Thailand
    Jan H Richardus
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Lepr Other Mycobact Dis 73:249-57. 2005
    ..leprae, we explored whether the proportion of newly detected cases with a family history of leprosy differs with different incidence rates of leprosy in a population...
  27. pmc The future incidence of leprosy: a scenario analysis
    Abraham Meima
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, PO Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Bull World Health Organ 82:373-80. 2004
    ..To investigate the impact of the current strategy for the elimination of leprosy on its incidence and to assess the consequences of failure to sustain this strategy...
  28. pmc Effectiveness of single dose rifampicin in preventing leprosy in close contacts of patients with newly diagnosed leprosy: cluster randomised controlled trial
    F Johannes Moet
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, PO Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, Netherlands
    BMJ 336:761-4. 2008
    ..To determine the effectiveness of chemoprophylaxis using a single dose of rifampicin to prevent leprosy in close contacts...
  29. ncbi Trends in leprosy case detection worldwide since 1985
    Abraham Meima
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, PO Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Lepr Rev 75:19-33. 2004
    ..The target to eliminate leprosy as a public health problem, defined as a prevalence of less than 1 per 10,000, is therefore also an inadequate yardstick for decision making on leprosy control...
  30. ncbi Future prevalence of WHO grade 2 impairment in relation to incidence trends in leprosy: an exploration
    Abraham Meima
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Trop Med Int Health 13:241-6. 2008
    ..To explore the relationship between leprosy incidence trends and the future prevalence of World Health Organization (WHO) grade 2 impairment caused by leprosy...
  31. ncbi Physical distance, genetic relationship, age, and leprosy classification are independent risk factors for leprosy in contacts of patients with leprosy
    F Johannes Moet
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Infect Dis 193:346-53. 2006
    ..Several risk factors have been identified, including genetic relationship and physical distance. Their independent contributions to the risk of developing leprosy, however, have never been sufficiently quantified...
  32. ncbi The relationship between detection delay and impairment in leprosy control: a comparison of patient cohorts from Bangladesh and Ethiopia
    Natasja H J Van Veen
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, PO Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Lepr Rev 77:356-65. 2006
    ..It is unknown whether similar delays always result in similar proportions of impairment. Therefore, the present study examined the quantitative relationship between delay and impairment in two different patient populations...
  33. ncbi Screening and early treatment of migrants for chronic hepatitis B virus infection is cost-effective
    Irene K Veldhuijzen
    Division of Infectious Disease Control, Municipal Public Health Service Rotterdam Rijnmond, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Gastroenterology 138:522-30. 2010
    ..We assessed the cost-effectiveness in The Netherlands of systematically screening migrants from countries that have high and intermediate HBV infection levels...
  34. ncbi Migrant communities constitute a possible target population for primary prevention of Helicobacter pylori-related complications in low incidence countries
    Annemarie C de Vries
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Erasmus MC University Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Scand J Gastroenterol 43:403-9. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of and risk factors for H. pylori infection and atrophic gastritis in a migrant community in The Netherlands...
  35. ncbi Decompressive surgery for treating nerve damage in leprosy. A Cochrane review
    Natasja H J Van Veen
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Lepr Rev 80:3-12. 2009
    ..Decompressive surgery is used for treating nerve damage in leprosy. We assessed the effectiveness of decompressive surgery for patients with nerve damage due to leprosy...
  36. ncbi Potential impact of long-term nucleoside therapy on the mortality and morbidity of active chronic hepatitis B
    Mehlika Toy
    Department of Public Health, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Hepatology 50:743-51. 2009
    ..The effect is due to both the reduction in complications of cirrhosis and the prevention of the development of cirrhosis...
  37. ncbi Systematic review of studies on compliance with hand hygiene guidelines in hospital care
    Vicki Erasmus
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 31:283-94. 2010
    ..To assess the prevalence and correlates of compliance and noncompliance with hand hygiene guidelines in hospital care...
  38. pmc Cost-effectiveness of interventions to prevent disability in leprosy: a systematic review
    Natasja H J Van Veen
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 4:e4548. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to systematically review the quality of existing cost-effectiveness evidence and discuss implications for future research and strategies to prevent disability in leprosy and other disabling conditions...
  39. pmc SARS risk perception, knowledge, precautions, and information sources, the Netherlands
    Johannes Brug
    Erasmus University Medical Center, Department of Public Health, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Emerg Infect Dis 10:1486-9. 2004
    ..Although respondents were highly aware of the SARS outbreak, the outbreak did not result in unnecessary precautionary actions or fears...
  40. ncbi Corticosteroids for treating nerve damage in leprosy. A Cochrane review
    Natasja H J Van Veen
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Lepr Rev 79:361-71. 2008
    ..Corticosteroids are commonly used for treating nerve damage in leprosy. We assessed the effectiveness of corticosteroids for treating nerve damage due to leprosy...
  41. ncbi Estimating the future health burden of chronic hepatitis B and the impact of therapy in Spain
    Berlian I Idris
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 20:320-6. 2008
    ..The study aimed to estimate the future burden of chronic hepatitis B in Spain over the next 20 years, the impact of current lamivudine treatment and the emergence of drug-resistant HBV...
  42. ncbi Disappearance of leprosy from Norway: an exploration of critical factors using an epidemiological modelling approach
    Abraham Meima
    Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Erasmus MC, University Medical Centre Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Epidemiol 31:991-1000. 2002
    ..By the middle of the 19th century, leprosy was a serious public health problem in Norway. By 1920, new cases only rarely occurred. This study aims to explain the disappearance of leprosy from Norway...
  43. ncbi Referral of chronic hepatitis B patients from primary to specialist care: making a simple guideline work
    Maria Catharina Mostert
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, P O Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Hepatol 41:1026-30. 2004
    ..To evaluate a guideline selecting patients at the primary care level for referral to a specialist, to identify bottlenecks and subsequently implement and evaluate improvements...
  44. pmc Sensitivity and specificity of single IgA and IgG antibody concentrations for early diagnosis of pertussis in adults: an evaluation for outbreak management in public health practice
    Paul L J M Mertens
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Infect Dis 7:53. 2007
    ..An accurate, practical laboratory test is needed to confirm clinical diagnosis of pertussis in adults during the first 3 symptomatic weeks, when treatment is effective and transmission can be interrupted...
  45. ncbi Paired, quantitative measurements of hepatitis B virus DNA in saliva, urine and serum of chronic hepatitis B patients
    Annemiek A van der Eijk
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Erasmus MC, University Medical Centre Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 17:1173-9. 2005
    ..In a new approach, we evaluated quantitative HBV DNA content in serum, saliva and urine as a first step in exploring possible modes of horizontal transmission...
  46. ncbi Management of Chlamydia cases and their partners: results from a home-based screening program organized by municipal public health services with referral to regular health care
    Hannelore M Götz
    Municipal Public Health Service, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Sex Transm Dis 32:625-9. 2005
    ....
  47. ncbi Interventions for erythema nodosum leprosum. A Cochrane review
    Natasja H J Van Veen
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Lepr Rev 80:355-72. 2009
    ..Treatment for erythema nodosum leprosum (ENL), an immunological complication of leprosy, is diverse. We undertook a systematic review as it was not clear which treatments were most beneficial...
  48. ncbi Risk of introduction of poliovirus into a Dutch Cape Verdian community during an outbreak of poliovirus in Cape Verde, 2000
    Paul L J M Mertens
    Municipal Public Health Service, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Trop Med Int Health 11:746-50. 2006
    ..To assess the risk of introduction of polio virus in a Cape Verdian community of Rotterdam, during the polio epidemic in Cape Verde in 2000...
  49. ncbi An improved approach to identify epidemiological and phylogenetic transmission pairs of source and contact tracing of hepatitis B
    Irene K Veldhuijzen
    Division of Infectious Disease Control, Municipal Public Health Service Rotterdam Rijnmond, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Med Virol 81:425-34. 2009
    ..Instead, to confirm or refute transmission pairs, it is necessary to assess the likelihood of a common origin of HBV variants in epidemiologically defined transmission groups relative to the HBV diversity in the local community...
  50. ncbi A pertussis outbreak associated with social isolation among elderly nuns in a convent
    Paul L J M Mertens
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Clin Infect Dis 44:266-8. 2007
    ..The pertussis incidence increased with duration of social isolation but not with age...
  51. ncbi The impact of public health control measures during the SARS epidemic in mainland China
    Sake J de Vlas
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Trop Med Int Health 14:101-4. 2009
    ..Many control measures that seriously affected public life were implemented afterwards, i.e., when the epidemic was already dying down...
  52. ncbi Acceptability and consequences of screening for chlamydia trachomatis by home-based urine testing
    Hannelore M Götz
    Municipal Public Health Service, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Sex Transm Dis 32:557-62. 2005
    ..The objective of this study was to study the acceptability and consequences of home-based chlamydia (CT) screening by Municipal Health Services (MHS) among 15- to 29-year-old participants...
  53. ncbi Needlestick injury and accidental exposure to blood: the need for improving the hepatitis B vaccination grade among health care workers outside the hospital
    Dieuwke Vos
    Division of Infectious Disease Control, Rotterdam Public Health Service, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Infect Control 34:610-2. 2006
    ..Hepatitis B vaccination grade in health care workers outside the hospital should be improved, in particular among nursing assistants...
  54. ncbi Viral hepatitis in a multi-ethnic neighborhood in the Netherlands: results of a community-based study in a low prevalence country
    Irene K Veldhuijzen
    Division of Infectious Disease Control, Municipal Public Health Service Rotterdam Rijnmond, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Infect Dis 13:e9-e13. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to obtain further information on the prevalence of viral hepatitis in a multi-ethnic area in the Netherlands...
  55. ncbi Prediction of Chlamydia trachomatis infection: application of a scoring rule to other populations
    Hannelore M Götz
    Rotterdam Public Health Service, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Sex Transm Dis 33:374-80. 2006
    ..We previously proposed the use of a prediction rule for CT infection for selective screening of high-risk individuals in a population. To support such an application, the prediction rule needs to be validated in other populations...
  56. ncbi Reinfections, persistent infections, and new infections after general population screening for Chlamydia trachomatis infection in the Netherlands
    Irene K Veldhuijzen
    Municipal Public Health Service, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Sex Transm Dis 32:599-604. 2005
    ..The objectives of this study were to determine the rate of new infections and reinfections or persistent infections with Chlamydia trachomatis to define appropriate screening intervals and to identify risk factors for reinfection...
  57. pmc Steroid prophylaxis for prevention of nerve function impairment in leprosy: randomised placebo controlled trial (TRIPOD 1)
    W Cairns S Smith
    Department of Public Health, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB25 2ZD
    BMJ 328:1459. 2004
    ..To determine whether addition of low dose prednisolone to multidrug treatment can prevent reaction and nerve function impairment in leprosy...
  58. ncbi Report on the first meeting of the IDEAL (Initiative for Diagnostic and Epidemiological Assays for Leprosy) consortium held at Armauer Hansen Research Institute, ALERT, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 24-27 October 2004
    Abraham Aseffa
    Lepr Rev 76:147-59. 2005
  59. ncbi Association between anti-pGL-I IgM and clinical and demographic parameters in leprosy
    Ron P Schuring
    KIT Royal Tropical Institute, KIT Biomedical Research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Lepr Rev 77:343-55. 2006
    ..To determine the risk factors and clinical significance of anti-PGL-I seropositivity...
  60. doi Leprosy strategy is about control, not eradication
    Cairns Smith
    Department of Public Health, Medical School, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB25 2ZD, UK
    Lancet 371:969-70. 2008
  61. ncbi Safety and reactogenicity profile of an adjuvanted H5N1 pandemic candidate vaccine in adults within a phase III safety trial
    Hans C Rumke
    Vaxinostics BV, University Vaccine Center Rotterdam Nijmegen, Beursplein 37, PO Box 30142, 3001 DC Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Vaccine 26:2378-88. 2008
    ..The safety and reactogenicity profile of the AS-H5N1 candidate vaccine can be considered clinically acceptable in the context of its use against pandemic influenza...
  62. pmc Accuracy of a referral guideline for patients with chronic hepatitis B in primary care to select patients eligible for evaluation by a specialist
    Irene K Veldhuijzen
    Gut 56:1027-8. 2007
  63. ncbi Dermatologist. Treating leprosy
    Jan Hendrik Richardus
    Lepr Rev 78:56. 2007
  64. pmc Environmental factors contributing to the spread of H5N1 avian influenza in mainland China
    Li Qun Fang
    Beijing Institute of Microbiology and Epidemiology, State Key Laboratory of Pathogen and Biosecurity, Beijing, People s Republic of China
    PLoS ONE 3:e2268. 2008
    ..The unrestrained worldwide spread of this disease has caused great anxiety about the potential of another global pandemic. However, the effect of environmental factors influencing the spread of HPAI H5N1 virus is unclear...