Maurine A Leverstein-van Hall

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Affiliation: University Medical Center
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. pmc Extensive hospital-wide spread of a multidrug-resistant enterobacter cloacae clone, with late detection due to a variable antibiogram and frequent patient transfer
    Maurine A Leverstein-van Hall
    Eijkman Winkler Institute for Microbiology, Infectious Disease and Inflammation, University Hospital Utrecht, Rm G 04 614, PO 855000, 3508 GA Utrecht, The Netherlands
    J Clin Microbiol 44:518-24. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Control of nosocomial multiresistant Enterobacteriaceae using a temporary restrictive antibiotic agent policy
    M A Leverstein-Van Hall
    Eijkman Winkler Institute for Microbiology, Infectious Diseases and Inflammation, University Medical Centre Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 20:785-91. 2001
  3. ncbi request reprint Evidence of extensive interspecies transfer of integron-mediated antimicrobial resistance genes among multidrug-resistant Enterobacteriaceae in a clinical setting
    Maurine A Leverstein-van Hall
    Eijkman Winkler Institute for Microbiology, Infectious Diseases, and Inflammation, University Medical Center Utrecht, 3508 GA Utrecht, The Netherlands
    J Infect Dis 186:49-56. 2002
  4. pmc Presence of integron-associated resistance in the community is widespread and contributes to multidrug resistance in the hospital
    M A Leverstein-Van Hall
    Eijkman Winkler Institute for Microbiology, Infectious Diseases and Inflammation, University Medical Center, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    J Clin Microbiol 40:3038-40. 2002
  5. pmc Evaluation of the Etest ESBL and the BD Phoenix, VITEK 1, and VITEK 2 automated instruments for detection of extended-spectrum beta-lactamases in multiresistant Escherichia coli and Klebsiella spp
    Maurine A Leverstein-van Hall
    Eijkman Winkler Institute for Microbiology, Infectious Diseases and Inflammation, University Medical Center Utrecht, Room G04 614, PO Box 85000, 3508 GA Utrecht, The Netherlands
    J Clin Microbiol 40:3703-11. 2002
  6. ncbi request reprint Multidrug resistance among Enterobacteriaceae is strongly associated with the presence of integrons and is independent of species or isolate origin
    Maurine A Leverstein-van Hall
    Eijkman Winkler Institute for Microbiology, Infectious Diseases and Inflammation, University Medical Centre, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    J Infect Dis 187:251-9. 2003
  7. pmc Failure to control an outbreak of qnrA1-positive multidrug-resistant Enterobacter cloacae infection despite adequate implementation of recommended infection control measures
    Armand Paauw
    Eijkman Winkler Center for Microbiology, Infectious Diseases and Inflammation, Department of Hospital Hygiene and Infection Prevention, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    J Clin Microbiol 45:1420-5. 2007
  8. doi request reprint The role of intestinal colonization with gram-negative bacteria as a source for intensive care unit-acquired bacteremia
    Evelien A N Oostdijk
    Department of Medical Microbiology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Crit Care Med 39:961-6. 2011
  9. pmc Enterobacter cloacae outbreak and emergence of quinolone resistance gene in Dutch hospital
    Armand Paauw
    Eijkman Winkler Institute for Microbiology, Infectious Diseases and Inflammation, University Medical Center Utrecht, 3508 GA Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Emerg Infect Dis 12:807-12. 2006
  10. doi request reprint Identical plasmid AmpC beta-lactamase genes and plasmid types in E. coli isolates from patients and poultry meat in the Netherlands
    Guido M Voets
    Department of Medical Microbiology, University Medical Centre Utrecht, G04 614, Heidelberglaan 100, 3584 CX Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Int J Food Microbiol 167:359-62. 2013

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Publications33

  1. pmc Extensive hospital-wide spread of a multidrug-resistant enterobacter cloacae clone, with late detection due to a variable antibiogram and frequent patient transfer
    Maurine A Leverstein-van Hall
    Eijkman Winkler Institute for Microbiology, Infectious Disease and Inflammation, University Hospital Utrecht, Rm G 04 614, PO 855000, 3508 GA Utrecht, The Netherlands
    J Clin Microbiol 44:518-24. 2006
    ..These findings suggest that computerized tools for surveillance may recognize resistance trends that are too complex to be detected by manual review and indicate the need for prospective evaluation of such algorithms...
  2. ncbi request reprint Control of nosocomial multiresistant Enterobacteriaceae using a temporary restrictive antibiotic agent policy
    M A Leverstein-Van Hall
    Eijkman Winkler Institute for Microbiology, Infectious Diseases and Inflammation, University Medical Centre Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 20:785-91. 2001
    ..In the years since, the incidence has remained at this low level, and the antibiotic costs have decreased to a level lower than before intervention...
  3. ncbi request reprint Evidence of extensive interspecies transfer of integron-mediated antimicrobial resistance genes among multidrug-resistant Enterobacteriaceae in a clinical setting
    Maurine A Leverstein-van Hall
    Eijkman Winkler Institute for Microbiology, Infectious Diseases, and Inflammation, University Medical Center Utrecht, 3508 GA Utrecht, The Netherlands
    J Infect Dis 186:49-56. 2002
    ..These findings provide strong evidence that the horizontal transfer of resistance genes contributed largely to the emergence of multidrug-resistant Enterobacteriaceae in this clinical setting...
  4. pmc Presence of integron-associated resistance in the community is widespread and contributes to multidrug resistance in the hospital
    M A Leverstein-Van Hall
    Eijkman Winkler Institute for Microbiology, Infectious Diseases and Inflammation, University Medical Center, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    J Clin Microbiol 40:3038-40. 2002
    ....
  5. pmc Evaluation of the Etest ESBL and the BD Phoenix, VITEK 1, and VITEK 2 automated instruments for detection of extended-spectrum beta-lactamases in multiresistant Escherichia coli and Klebsiella spp
    Maurine A Leverstein-van Hall
    Eijkman Winkler Institute for Microbiology, Infectious Diseases and Inflammation, University Medical Center Utrecht, Room G04 614, PO Box 85000, 3508 GA Utrecht, The Netherlands
    J Clin Microbiol 40:3703-11. 2002
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Multidrug resistance among Enterobacteriaceae is strongly associated with the presence of integrons and is independent of species or isolate origin
    Maurine A Leverstein-van Hall
    Eijkman Winkler Institute for Microbiology, Infectious Diseases and Inflammation, University Medical Centre, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    J Infect Dis 187:251-9. 2003
    ..The acquisition of resistance genes is not random, and the transfer of integron-carrying elements plays a dominant role in the development of MDR by Enterobacteriaceae...
  7. pmc Failure to control an outbreak of qnrA1-positive multidrug-resistant Enterobacter cloacae infection despite adequate implementation of recommended infection control measures
    Armand Paauw
    Eijkman Winkler Center for Microbiology, Infectious Diseases and Inflammation, Department of Hospital Hygiene and Infection Prevention, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    J Clin Microbiol 45:1420-5. 2007
    ..Strategies to identify such strains in an early phase and adapted guidelines for such "superbugs" are needed to prevent these clones from becoming endemic...
  8. doi request reprint The role of intestinal colonization with gram-negative bacteria as a source for intensive care unit-acquired bacteremia
    Evelien A N Oostdijk
    Department of Medical Microbiology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Crit Care Med 39:961-6. 2011
    ..We quantified the role of intestinal tract carriage with gram-negative bacteria and intensive care unit-acquired gram-negative bacteremia...
  9. pmc Enterobacter cloacae outbreak and emergence of quinolone resistance gene in Dutch hospital
    Armand Paauw
    Eijkman Winkler Institute for Microbiology, Infectious Diseases and Inflammation, University Medical Center Utrecht, 3508 GA Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Emerg Infect Dis 12:807-12. 2006
    ..On the same plasmid, 2 other class 1 integrons were present. One was a new integron associated with the bla(CTX-M-9) extended-spectrum beta-lactamase...
  10. doi request reprint Identical plasmid AmpC beta-lactamase genes and plasmid types in E. coli isolates from patients and poultry meat in the Netherlands
    Guido M Voets
    Department of Medical Microbiology, University Medical Centre Utrecht, G04 614, Heidelberglaan 100, 3584 CX Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Int J Food Microbiol 167:359-62. 2013
    ..These findings imply that a foodborne transmission route of blaCMY-2 harbouring plasmids cannot be excluded and that further evaluation is required...
  11. doi request reprint Colistin resistance in gram-negative bacteria during prophylactic topical colistin use in intensive care units
    Evelien A N Oostdijk
    Department of Medical Microbiology, University Medical Center Utrecht, G04 614, PO Box 85500, 3508 GA, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Intensive Care Med 39:653-60. 2013
    ..We quantified effects of selective decontamination on acquisition of colistin-resistant gram-negative bacteria (GNB) using data from a cluster-randomized study and a single-centre cohort...
  12. doi request reprint Identification of resistance and virulence factors in an epidemic Enterobacter hormaechei outbreak strain
    Armand Paauw
    Department of Medical Microbiology, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Microbiology 155:1478-88. 2009
    ..The high number of genes detected in the EHOS that were related to transferable elements reflects the genomic plasticity of the E. cloacae complex and may explain the emergence of the EHOS in the hospital environment...
  13. doi request reprint Antibiotic exposure and resistance development in Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Enterobacter species in intensive care units
    David S Y Ong
    Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Crit Care Med 39:2458-63. 2011
    ..We quantified the association between antibiotic exposure and acquisition of antibiotic resistance in Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Enterobacter species in intensive care unit patients...
  14. doi request reprint Selective digestive tract decontamination and selective oropharyngeal decontamination and antibiotic resistance in patients in intensive-care units: an open-label, clustered group-randomised, crossover study
    Anne Marie G A de Smet
    Division of Perioperative and Emergency Care, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Lancet Infect Dis 11:372-80. 2011
    ..In this analysis, we aimed to assess effectiveness of these interventions for prevention of respiratory tract colonisation and bacteraemia with highly resistant microorganisms acquired in intensive-care units...
  15. doi request reprint Dutch patients, retail chicken meat and poultry share the same ESBL genes, plasmids and strains
    M A Leverstein-Van Hall
    Department of Medical Microbiology, University Medical Centre Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Clin Microbiol Infect 17:873-80. 2011
    ..coli genotypes also present in human samples. These findings are suggestive for transmission of ESBL genes, plasmids and E. coli isolates from poultry to humans, most likely through the food chain...
  16. pmc Appropriateness of empirical treatment and outcome in bacteremia caused by extended-spectrum-β-lactamase-producing bacteria
    Florine N J Frakking
    Department of Medical Microbiology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 57:3092-9. 2013
    ..Factors other than inappropriate therapy within <24 h determined day 30 mortality...
  17. doi request reprint Changes in heart rate, mean arterial pressure, and oxygen saturation after open and closed endotracheal suctioning: a prospective observational study
    Irene P Jongerden
    Department of Intensive Care Medicine, University Medical Center Utrecht, PO Box 85500, 3508 GA Utrecht, The Netherlands
    J Crit Care 27:647-54. 2012
    ..We, therefore, quantified changes in heart rate (HR), mean arterial pressure (MAP), and peripheral oxygen saturation (Spo(2)) in patients undergoing endotracheal suctioning (ES) with CSS and OSS...
  18. doi request reprint Detection of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae with a commercial DNA microarray
    James Cohen Stuart
    Department of Medical Microbiology, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    J Med Microbiol 61:809-12. 2012
    ..In conclusion, the CDT102 microarray is a rapid and accurate tool for the detection of carbapenemase and ESBL genes, although the array seems less suitable for epidemiology of ESBL genes...
  19. pmc Evolution in quantum leaps: multiple combinatorial transfers of HPI and other genetic modules in Enterobacteriaceae
    Armand Paauw
    Department of Medical Microbiology, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 5:e8662. 2010
    ..Multiple combinatorial transfers of diverse combinations of the HPI and other genomic elements among Enterobacteriaceae may accelerate the generation of new pathogenic strains...
  20. doi request reprint Guideline for phenotypic screening and confirmation of carbapenemases in Enterobacteriaceae
    James Cohen Stuart
    Department of Medical Microbiology, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 36:205-10. 2010
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  21. doi request reprint A set of multiplex PCRs for genotypic detection of extended-spectrum β-lactamases, carbapenemases, plasmid-mediated AmpC β-lactamases and OXA β-lactamases
    Guido M Voets
    Department of Medical Microbiology, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 37:356-9. 2011
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  22. doi request reprint Evaluation of a commercial microarray as a confirmation test for the presence of extended-spectrum β-lactamases in isolates from the routine clinical setting
    T N Platteel
    SALTRO, Department of Medical Microbiology, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Clin Microbiol Infect 17:1435-8. 2011
    ..Using sequencing as the reference method the sensitivity of the microarray was 97% (237/245), the specificity 98% (97/99), the positive predictive value 99% (237/239) and the negative predictive value 92% (97/105)...
  23. doi request reprint A bundle approach to reduce the incidence of external ventricular and lumbar drain-related infections
    Maurine A Leverstein-van Hall
    Department of Microbiology, Infectious Diseases and Inflammation, and Hospital Hygiene and Infection Prevention, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    J Neurosurg 112:345-53. 2010
    ..In 2003, a high rate (37%) of probable drain-related infections was identified at the authors' hospital. A multidisciplinary working group was installed to reduce this incidence to < 10% within 1.5 years...
  24. pmc Genomic diversity within the Enterobacter cloacae complex
    Armand Paauw
    Department of Medical Microbiology, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 3:e3018. 2008
    ..Identification of species based on currently available genotyping tools is already superior to phenotypic identification, but the taxonomy of isolates belonging to this complex is cumbersome...
  25. ncbi request reprint [Identical resistance genes and plasmids in Escherichia coli from Dutch patients, poultry and retail chicken meat]
    Maurine A Leverstein-van Hall
    Universitair Medisch Centrum, Utrecht, Afd Medische Microbiologie, The Netherlands
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 155:A3401. 2011
    ..coli isolates from patients in the Netherlands...
  26. ncbi request reprint Detection of Candida spp. in blood cultures using nucleic acid sequence-based amplification (NASBA)
    A Borst
    Eijkman Winkler Institute for Microbiology, Infectious Diseases and Inflammation, University Medical Center, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 39:155-60. 2001
    ..In summary, using NASBA for the detection of yeast RNA in blood cultures, we have shown for the first time that it is possible to improve the detection rate of yeasts in blood cultures by using amplification technology...
  27. doi request reprint Ecological effects of selective decontamination on resistant gram-negative bacterial colonization
    Evelien A N Oostdijk
    Department of Medical Microbiology, University Medical Center Utrecht, GA Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 181:452-7. 2010
    ....
  28. doi request reprint Effect of long-term trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole treatment on resistance and integron prevalence in the intestinal flora: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial in children
    Erwin L van der Veen
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Wilhelmina Children s Hospital, University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands
    J Antimicrob Chemother 63:1011-6. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole selects for integron-positive and multidrug-resistant Enterobacteriaceae in the intestinal flora...
  29. ncbi request reprint Influence of sampling technique on detection of potential pathogens in the nasopharynx
    Erwin L van der Veen
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Wilhelmina Children s Hospital, Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 132:752-5. 2006
    ..To determine the optimal approach for nasopharyngeal culture and to establish which approach children tolerate best...
  30. pmc Yersiniabactin reduces the respiratory oxidative stress response of innate immune cells
    Armand Paauw
    Department of Medical Microbiology, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 4:e8240. 2009
    ....
  31. doi request reprint Effect of open and closed endotracheal suctioning on cross-transmission with Gram-negative bacteria: a prospective crossover study
    Irene P Jongerden
    Department of Vital Functions, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Crit Care Med 39:1313-21. 2011
    ..The objective was to determine whether closed suction systems, as compared with open suction systems, reduce the incidence of cross-transmission of Gram-negative bacteria in intensive care units...
  32. doi request reprint Decontamination of the digestive tract and oropharynx in ICU patients
    A M G A de Smet
    Division of Perioperative and Emergency Care, University Medical Center, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    N Engl J Med 360:20-31. 2009
    ....
  33. pmc International multicenter evaluation of the DiversiLab bacterial typing system for Escherichia coli and Klebsiella spp
    Guido M Voets
    Department of Medical Microbiology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    J Clin Microbiol 51:3944-9. 2013
    ....