M C Vos

Summary

Affiliation: Erasmus MC
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. 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
  2. pmc Candida krusei transmission among hematology patients resolved by adapted antifungal prophylaxis and infection control measures
    Margreet C Vos
    Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Erasmus Medical Center, Dr Molewaterplein 40, 3015 GD Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Microbiol 44:1111-4. 2006
  3. doi request reprint 5 years of experience implementing a methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus search and destroy policy at the largest university medical center in the Netherlands
    Margreet C Vos
    Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Erasmus University Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 30:977-84. 2009
  4. ncbi request reprint Nosocomial Mycobacterium bovis-bacille Calmette-Guérin infections due to contamination of chemotherapeutics: case finding and route of transmission
    Margreet C Vos
    Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Infect Dis 188:1332-5. 2003
  5. pmc Immediate incubation of blood cultures outside routine laboratory hours of operation accelerates antibiotic switching
    J J Kerremans
    Erasmus University Medical Centre Rotterdam, Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, s Gravendijkwal 230, 3015 CE Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Microbiol 47:3520-3. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Sustained low prevalence of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus upon admission to hospital in The Netherlands
    L G M Bode
    Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Hosp Infect 79:198-201. 2011
  7. doi request reprint Improving hand hygiene behaviour of nurses using action planning: a pilot study in the intensive care unit and surgical ward
    V Erasmus
    Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Hosp Infect 76:161-4. 2010
  8. pmc Transmission of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus to household contacts
    F P N Mollema
    Erasmus University Medical Center, Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Postbus 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Microbiol 48:202-7. 2010
  9. pmc Good performance of the SpectraCellRA system for typing of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates
    R te Witt
    Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Microbiol 51:1434-8. 2013
  10. pmc Frequency of microbiologically correct antibiotic therapy increased by infectious disease consultations and microbiological results
    J J Kerremans
    Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Microbiol 50:2066-8. 2012

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Publications40

  1. 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...
  2. pmc Candida krusei transmission among hematology patients resolved by adapted antifungal prophylaxis and infection control measures
    Margreet C Vos
    Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Erasmus Medical Center, Dr Molewaterplein 40, 3015 GD Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Microbiol 44:1111-4. 2006
    ..We intervened by changing antifungal prophylaxis and implementing strict infection control measures. The incidence dropped immediately...
  3. doi request reprint 5 years of experience implementing a methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus search and destroy policy at the largest university medical center in the Netherlands
    Margreet C Vos
    Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Erasmus University Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 30:977-84. 2009
    ..To evaluate the effectiveness of a rigorous search and destroy policy for controlling methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection or colonization...
  4. ncbi request reprint Nosocomial Mycobacterium bovis-bacille Calmette-Guérin infections due to contamination of chemotherapeutics: case finding and route of transmission
    Margreet C Vos
    Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Infect Dis 188:1332-5. 2003
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  5. pmc Immediate incubation of blood cultures outside routine laboratory hours of operation accelerates antibiotic switching
    J J Kerremans
    Erasmus University Medical Centre Rotterdam, Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, s Gravendijkwal 230, 3015 CE Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Microbiol 47:3520-3. 2009
    ..0 h in the control arm (P, 0.024). There was no difference in length of stay or hospital mortality. Immediate incubation of blood cultures outside laboratory hours reduces turnaround times and accelerates antibiotic switching...
  6. doi request reprint Sustained low prevalence of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus upon admission to hospital in The Netherlands
    L 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...
  7. doi request reprint Improving hand hygiene behaviour of nurses using action planning: a pilot study in the intensive care unit and surgical ward
    V Erasmus
    Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Hosp Infect 76:161-4. 2010
    ..Action planning has shown success in closing the intention-behaviour gap in other fields, and its use for improving HHB in healthcare should be further investigated...
  8. pmc Transmission of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus to household contacts
    F P N Mollema
    Erasmus University Medical Center, Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Postbus 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Microbiol 48:202-7. 2010
    ..We suggest including both in MRSA prevention guidelines, as this may reduce further spread of MRSA...
  9. pmc Good performance of the SpectraCellRA system for typing of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates
    R te Witt
    Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Microbiol 51:1434-8. 2013
    ..The reproducibility of SCRA was found to be 100%. We conclude that the SpectraCellRA system is a fast, easy-to-use, and highly reproducible typing platform for outbreak analysis that can compete with the currently used typing techniques...
  10. pmc Frequency of microbiologically correct antibiotic therapy increased by infectious disease consultations and microbiological results
    J J Kerremans
    Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Microbiol 50:2066-8. 2012
    ..03). As a direct result of Gram staining, 92% of all patients received microbiologically correct antibiotic therapy...
  11. pmc Improved detection of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus using phenyl mannitol broth containing aztreonam and ceftizoxime
    H Wertheim
    Infectious Diseases, Erasmus University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Microbiol 39:2660-2. 2001
    ..In a clinical setting, 40 MRSA strains were detected with PHMB(+), compared with only 23 detected with a routine method. Thus, this selective broth significantly (P < 0.001) improved the rate of MRSA detection...
  12. pmc Proof of principle for successful characterization of methicillin-resistant coagulase-negative staphylococci isolated from skin by use of Raman spectroscopy and pulsed-field gel electrophoresis
    H F M Willemse-Erix
    Center for Optical Diagnostics and Therapy, Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands
    J Clin Microbiol 48:736-40. 2010
    ..It is a tool for screening variability within a collection of isolates. Because of the high throughput, it enables the analysis of multiple colonies per patient, which will enhance the quality of clinical and epidemiological studies...
  13. doi request reprint A qualitative exploration of reasons for poor hand hygiene among hospital workers: lack of positive role models and of convincing evidence that hand hygiene prevents cross-infection
    V Erasmus
    Department of Public Health, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 30:415-9. 2009
    ..To study potential determinants of hand hygiene compliance among healthcare workers in the hospital setting...
  14. pmc Successful treatment for carriage of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and importance of follow-up
    F P N Mollema
    Erasmus University Medical Center Rotterdam, Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Postbus 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 54:4020-5. 2010
    ..Furthermore, MRSA colonization, at least in the throat, and the presence of wounds just before the start of MRSA eradication therapy are associated with MRSA eradication therapy failure...
  15. ncbi request reprint An antibiotic policy to prevent emergence of resistant bacilli
    P de Man
    Department of Medical Microbiology and Infection Control, Erasmus University Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Lancet 355:973-8. 2000
    ..We investigated whether the emergence of resistant strains could be halted by modifying the empiric antibiotic regimens to remove the selective pressure that favours resistant bacteria...
  16. doi request reprint Outbreak of severe sepsis due to contaminated propofol: lessons to learn
    A E Muller
    Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Erasmus MC University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Hosp Infect 76:225-30. 2010
    ..This study documents the risk of infection due to contaminated propofol and the importance of having written guidelines for its handling...
  17. doi request reprint Co-evolutionary aspects of human colonisation and infection by Staphylococcus aureus
    Alex van Belkum
    Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Unit Research and Development, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Infect Genet Evol 9:32-47. 2009
    ..When the nature of these states would be known in more detail, this knowledge could be used to design novel and empirical, knowledge-driven means of preventing colonisation from proceeding into S. aureus infection...
  18. doi request reprint Preventing surgical-site infections in nasal carriers of Staphylococcus aureus
    Lonneke 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...
  19. doi request reprint 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...
  20. doi request reprint Detection of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a low-prevalence setting by polymerase chain reaction with a selective enrichment broth
    Jos J Kerremans
    Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center, 3015 CE Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 61:396-401. 2008
    ..7%, respectively. Our modified procedure gives satisfactory results, and the pooling of broths may reduce costs...
  21. pmc Can mupirocin prevent methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections?
    Heiman F L Wertheim
    Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Crit Care 9:257-8. 2005
    ..In general: early identification, isolation and treatment of all MRSA carriers, including health care workers, and disinfection of contaminated environments, are the main 'ingredients' of an effective MRSA 'search and destroy' program...
  22. ncbi request reprint Associations between Staphylococcus aureus Genotype, Infection, and In-Hospital Mortality: A Nested Case-Control Study
    Heiman F L Wertheim
    Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Erasmus Medical Center, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Infect Dis 192:1196-200. 2005
    ..Those infected with S. aureus strains belonging to a CC had higher mortality than those infected with strains not belonging to a CC (P<.05), which indicates the coevolution of S. aureus virulence and spread in humans...
  23. ncbi request reprint The role of nasal carriage in Staphylococcus aureus infections
    Heiman F L Wertheim
    Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Erasmus MC, University Medical Centre Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Lancet Infect Dis 5:751-62. 2005
    ..We present an overview of the current knowledge of the determinants (both human and bacterial) and risks of S aureus nasal carriage. Studies on the population dynamics of S aureus are also summarised...
  24. ncbi request reprint Nose picking and nasal carriage of Staphylococcus aureus
    Heiman F L Wertheim
    Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 27:863-7. 2006
    ..Nasal carriage of Staphylococcus aureus is an important risk factor for S. aureus infection and a reservoir for methicillin-resistant S. aureus. We investigated whether nose picking was among the determinants of S. aureus nasal carriage...
  25. ncbi request reprint Risk and outcome of nosocomial Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia in nasal carriers versus non-carriers
    Heiman F L Wertheim
    Erasmus MC, University Medical Centre, Rotterdam, Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Dr Molewaterplein 40, 3015 GD Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Lancet 364:703-5. 2004
    ..006). S aureus nasal carriers and non-carriers differ significantly in risk and outcome of nosocomial S aureus bacteraemia. Genotyping revealed that 80% of strains causing bacteraemia in carriers were endogenous...
  26. ncbi request reprint Mupirocin prophylaxis against nosocomial Staphylococcus aureus infections in nonsurgical patients: a randomized study
    Heiman F L Wertheim
    Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Ann Intern Med 140:419-25. 2004
    ..aureus infection. Studies show that intranasal mupirocin can prevent nosocomial surgical site infections. No data are available on the efficacy of mupirocin in nonsurgical patients...
  27. ncbi request reprint Bacterial load in relation to vacuum-assisted closure wound therapy: a prospective randomized trial
    Chantal M Moues
    Department of Plastic Recontructive Surgery, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Wound Repair Regen 12:11-7. 2004
    ..However, this could not be explained by a significant quantitative reduction of the bacterial load...
  28. ncbi request reprint Low prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) at hospital admission in the Netherlands: the value of search and destroy and restrictive antibiotic use
    H F L Wertheim
    Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Erasmus MC, University Medical Centre, Dr Molewaterplein 40, 3015 GD Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Hosp Infect 56:321-5. 2004
    ..We conclude that at routine admission to a Dutch hospital (excluding high-risk foreign admissions) the MRSA prevalence is low (0.03%), due to the Dutch search and destroy policy and restrictive antibiotic prescribing...
  29. ncbi request reprint Clinical significance of bacteriologic screening in platelet concentrates
    P A W te Boekhorst
    Department of Hematology, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Transfusion 45:514-9. 2005
    ..These reports necessitated a retrospective evaluation of the currently applied bacteriologic screening program...
  30. ncbi request reprint Rapid identification and antimicrobial susceptibility testing reduce antibiotic use and accelerate pathogen-directed antibiotic use
    J J Kerremans
    Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Erasmus University Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Antimicrob Chemother 61:428-35. 2008
    ..Rapid bacterial identification and susceptibility tests can lead to earlier microbiological diagnosis and pathogen-directed, appropriate therapy. We studied whether accelerated diagnostics affected antibiotic use and patient outcomes...
  31. pmc Needle-to-incubator transport time: logistic factors influencing transport time for blood culture specimens
    J J Kerremans
    Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Erasmus University Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Microbiol 47:819-22. 2009
    ..Cultures collected during weekend days or on wards at the largest distances from the laboratory were also associated with long transport times...
  32. doi request reprint Emergence of MRSA of unknown origin in the Netherlands
    W S N Lekkerkerk
    Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Erasmus MC, University Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Clin Microbiol Infect 18:656-61. 2012
    ..55; 95% CI 0.42-0.72) and Panton-Valentine leukocidin positivity was more frequent in non-CC398 MUO than MKO (relative risk 1.19; 95% CI 1.11-1.29). Exact transmission routes and risk factors for non-CC398 as CC398 MUO remain undefined...
  33. pmc Identification of Burkholderia spp. in the clinical microbiology laboratory: comparison of conventional and molecular methods
    C van Pelt
    Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Erasmus University Medical Center Rotterdam EMCR, 3015 GD Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Microbiol 37:2158-64. 1999
    ..For final confirmation of species identities, PCR amplification of the small-subunit rRNA gene followed by RFLP analysis with various enzymes is recommended...
  34. ncbi request reprint Accuracy of identification and susceptibility results by direct inoculation of Vitek 2 cards from positive BACTEC cultures
    J J Kerremans
    Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Erasmus University Medical Centre Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 23:892-8. 2004
    ..Susceptibility results for this antibiotic, if obtained using direct inoculation, should not be reported to the clinician...
  35. pmc Optical fingerprinting in bacterial epidemiology: Raman spectroscopy as a real-time typing method
    Diana F M Willemse-Erix
    Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Microbiol 47:652-9. 2009
    ..This will set the stage for continuous, automated, real-time epidemiological monitoring of bacterial infections in a hospital, which can then be followed by timely corrective action by infection prevention teams...
  36. ncbi request reprint Fatal Mycobacterium bovis bacille Calmette-Guérin infection caused by contamination of chemotherapeutic agents and not by endogenous reactivation: correction of a previous conclusion
    Margreet C Vos
    Clin Infect Dis 37:738-9. 2003
  37. doi request reprint Universal screening for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus by hospitals
    Cassandra D Salgado
    JAMA 300:503-4; author reply 504-5. 2008
  38. ncbi request reprint MRSA: We can overcome, but who will lead the battle?
    Margreet C Vos
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 26:117-20. 2005
  39. pmc Successful search-and-destroy policy for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in The Netherlands
    Margreet C Vos
    J Clin Microbiol 43:2034; author reply 2034-5. 2005
  40. ncbi request reprint Control of nosocomial methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection
    Carlene A Muto
    Clin Infect Dis 43:387-8. 2006