Suzanne Verver

Summary

Affiliation: KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Effect of screening of immigrants on tuberculosis transmission
    S Verver
    Royal Netherlands Tuberculosis Association KNCV, The Hague
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 6:121-9. 2002
  2. doi request reprint Tuberculosis outbreaks predicted by characteristics of first patients in a DNA fingerprint cluster
    Sandra V Kik
    KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation, PO Box 146, 2501 CC The Hague, The Netherlands
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 178:96-104. 2008
  3. pmc Implementation of tuberculosis infection control in health facilities in Mukono and Wakiso districts, Uganda
    Esther Buregyeya
    School of Public Health, Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Kampala, Uganda
    BMC Infect Dis 13:360. 2013
  4. pmc High yield of culture-based diagnosis in a TB-endemic setting
    Anne Marie Demers
    Department of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    BMC Infect Dis 12:218. 2012
  5. ncbi request reprint Tuberculosis infection in children who are contacts of immigrant tuberculosis patients
    S Verver
    KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation, Parkstraat 17, 2514 JD, The Hague, The Netherlands
    Eur Respir J 26:126-32. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Rate of reinfection tuberculosis after successful treatment is higher than rate of new tuberculosis
    Suzanne Verver
    Desmond Tutu TB Center, Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 171:1430-5. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Transmission of tuberculosis in a high incidence urban community in South Africa
    Suzanne Verver
    Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
    Int J Epidemiol 33:351-7. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Proportion of tuberculosis transmission that takes place in households in a high-incidence area
    Suzanne Verver
    Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa
    Lancet 363:212-4. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint Association between passive smoking and infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis in children
    Saskia den Boon
    Desmond Tutu TB Centre, Faculty of Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa
    Pediatrics 119:734-9. 2007
  10. doi request reprint No decrease in annual risk of tuberculosis infection in endemic area in Cape Town, South Africa
    Fiona E Kritzinger
    Desmond Tutu TB Centre, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa
    Trop Med Int Health 14:136-42. 2009

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  1. ncbi request reprint Effect of screening of immigrants on tuberculosis transmission
    S Verver
    Royal Netherlands Tuberculosis Association KNCV, The Hague
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 6:121-9. 2002
    ..In The Netherlands all immigrants from highly endemic countries undergo obligatory entry screening by X-ray, followed by voluntary half-yearly screening for 2 years...
  2. doi request reprint Tuberculosis outbreaks predicted by characteristics of first patients in a DNA fingerprint cluster
    Sandra V Kik
    KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation, PO Box 146, 2501 CC The Hague, The Netherlands
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 178:96-104. 2008
    ..Some clusters of patients who have Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates with identical DNA fingerprint patterns grow faster than others. It is unclear what predictors determine cluster growth...
  3. pmc Implementation of tuberculosis infection control in health facilities in Mukono and Wakiso districts, Uganda
    Esther Buregyeya
    School of Public Health, Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Kampala, Uganda
    BMC Infect Dis 13:360. 2013
    ..Understanding the reasons for low level of implementation is critical. The study aim was to assess TBIC practices and barriers to implementation in two districts in Uganda...
  4. pmc High yield of culture-based diagnosis in a TB-endemic setting
    Anne Marie Demers
    Department of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    BMC Infect Dis 12:218. 2012
    ..In most of the world, microbiologic diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB) is limited to microscopy. Recent guidelines recommend culture-based diagnosis where feasible...
  5. ncbi request reprint Tuberculosis infection in children who are contacts of immigrant tuberculosis patients
    S Verver
    KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation, Parkstraat 17, 2514 JD, The Hague, The Netherlands
    Eur Respir J 26:126-32. 2005
    ..In conclusion, the prevalence of active tuberculosis and latent tuberculosis infection among children who are close contacts of immigrant tuberculosis patients is high and warrants an expansion of contact investigation...
  6. ncbi request reprint Rate of reinfection tuberculosis after successful treatment is higher than rate of new tuberculosis
    Suzanne Verver
    Desmond Tutu TB Center, Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 171:1430-5. 2005
    ..In a high-tuberculosis (TB) incidence area of Cape Town, South Africa, there is a very high rate of unexplained recurrent TB. The incidence of new bacteriologically confirmed disease in the area is 313 per 100,000 individuals...
  7. ncbi request reprint Transmission of tuberculosis in a high incidence urban community in South Africa
    Suzanne Verver
    Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
    Int J Epidemiol 33:351-7. 2004
    ..The objective of this study was to identify risk factors for ongoing community transmission of tuberculosis (TB) in two densely populated urban communities with a high incidence rate of TB in Cape Town, South Africa...
  8. ncbi request reprint Proportion of tuberculosis transmission that takes place in households in a high-incidence area
    Suzanne Verver
    Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa
    Lancet 363:212-4. 2004
    ..The proportion of transmission in the community that took place in the household was 19%, and therefore, in this high-incidence area, tuberculosis transmission occurs mainly outside the household...
  9. ncbi request reprint Association between passive smoking and infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis in children
    Saskia den Boon
    Desmond Tutu TB Centre, Faculty of Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa
    Pediatrics 119:734-9. 2007
    ..The association between passive smoking and Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection is not well documented. The objective of this study was to examine the influence of passive smoking on M. tuberculosis infection in children...
  10. doi request reprint No decrease in annual risk of tuberculosis infection in endemic area in Cape Town, South Africa
    Fiona E Kritzinger
    Desmond Tutu TB Centre, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa
    Trop Med Int Health 14:136-42. 2009
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  11. pmc TB incidence in an adolescent cohort in South Africa
    Hassan Mahomed
    South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative, Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, Cape Town, South Africa
    PLoS ONE 8:e59652. 2013
    ..We conducted a study to determine the TB incidence rates and risk factors for TB disease in a cohort of school-going adolescents in a high TB burden area in South Africa...
  12. pmc High prevalence of tuberculosis in previously treated patients, Cape Town, South Africa
    Saskia den Boon
    Desmond Tutu Centre, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa
    Emerg Infect Dis 13:1189-94. 2007
    ..Such patients may contribute to transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and the high TB prevalence rate. Successful treatment of TB patients must be a priority...
  13. pmc The tuberculin skin test versus QuantiFERON TB Gold® in predicting tuberculosis disease in an adolescent cohort study in South Africa
    Hassan Mahomed
    South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative, Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    PLoS ONE 6:e17984. 2011
    ..This study was conducted in a high tuberculosis (TB) burden area in Worcester, South Africa, with a notified all TB incidence rate of 1,400/100,000...
  14. doi request reprint Screening for TB in high school adolescents in a high burden setting in South Africa
    Hassan Mahomed
    South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative, Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa School of Child and Adolescent Health, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa Electronic address
    Tuberculosis (Edinb) 93:357-62. 2013
    ..The screening tools evaluated in this study may not be practical for routine use owing to low positive predictive values but may be useful in TB vaccine clinical trials...
  15. doi request reprint Phenotypic variability in childhood TB: implications for diagnostic endpoints in tuberculosis vaccine trials
    Humphrey Mulenga
    South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    Vaccine 29:4316-21. 2011
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  16. doi request reprint Predictive value of recent QuantiFERON conversion for tuberculosis disease in adolescents
    Shingai Machingaidze
    South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative SATVI, Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine II, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 186:1051-6. 2012
    ..Recent TST conversion is associated with an established risk of developing tuberculosis (TB) disease, but the risk associated with recent IGRA conversions is unknown...
  17. pmc Direct and indirect costs of tuberculosis among immigrant patients in the Netherlands
    Sandra V Kik
    Research Unit, KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation, The Hague, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 9:283. 2009
    ..Little empirical information is available about direct and indirect TB-related costs that patients face in these high-income countries. We assessed the direct and indirect costs of immigrants with TB in the Netherlands...
  18. ncbi request reprint Determining causes of mortality in children enrolled in a vaccine field trial in a rural area in the Western Cape Province of South Africa
    Sizulu Moyo
    South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative, Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    J Paediatr Child Health 43:178-83. 2007
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  19. ncbi request reprint The impact of a change in bacille Calmette-Guérin vaccine policy on tuberculosis incidence in children in Cape Town, South Africa
    Hassan Mahomed
    South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative, Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 25:1167-72. 2006
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  20. doi request reprint Tuberculosis transmission by patients with smear-negative pulmonary tuberculosis in a large cohort in the Netherlands
    Alma Tostmann
    Department of Pulmonary Diseases, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Clin Infect Dis 47:1135-42. 2008
    ..The objective of this study was to determine the proportion of TB transmission events caused by patients with smear-negative pulmonary TB in The Netherlands...
  21. pmc High incidence of pulmonary tuberculosis persists a decade after immigration, The Netherlands
    Annelies M Vos
    Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Emerg Infect Dis 10:736-9. 2004
    ..Possible explanations are reactivation of old infections and infection transmitted after immigration. Control policies should be determined on the basis of the as-yet unknown main causes of the persistent high incidence...
  22. ncbi request reprint BCG and protection against Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection
    Frank G J Cobelens
    Lancet 367:392-3; author reply 393-4. 2006