Prevalence of nasal carriage of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in patients at hospital admission in The Netherlands, 2010–2017: an observational study

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Objectives: We determined the prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) nasal carriage upon hospital admission, among patients who were screened preoperatively for nasal S. aureus carriage between 2010 and 2017. We also aimed to evaluate the prevalence of MRSA carriers without the standard risk factors. Methods: We conducted an observational study to determine the prevalence of MRSA nasal carriage among patients who were […]

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  • op 30 oktober 2019
  • door dTHIP redactie

Proportion of asylum seekers carrying multi-drug resistant microorganisms is persistently increased after arrival in the Netherlands

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Background: Several studies have shown a high prevalence of multi-drug resistant organisms (MDRO) amongst asylum seekers when compared to the general population. The aim of this study is to assess the duration of MDRO carriage in this population. Methods: Data were retrospectively collected between January 1st 2014 through December 31st 2016. Study material included screening samples for […]

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  • op 24 januari 2019
  • door dTHIP redactie

Colonization sites in carriers of ESBL- producing Gram-negative bacteria

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Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control (2018) 7:52  – klik hier voor volledig artikel Auteurs: Joffrey van Prehn* , Anna M. Kaiser, Suzanne D. van der Werff, Rosa van Mansfeld and Christina M. J. E. Vandenbroucke-Grauls  Department of Medical Microbiology and Infection Control, VU university medical center, PK 1 X 124, P.O. Box 7057, 1007 MB Amsterdam, […]

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  • op 1 mei 2018
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The antibacterial effect of topical ozone on the treatment of MRSA skin infection

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Skin can be infected by many types of microorganisms, most commonly by gram‑positive strains of Staphylococcus and Streptococcus spp. Treatment of Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) infections, particularly that of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), is a challenge in clinical practice. Ozone therapy has proven to be one of the strongest antiseptics against the majority of microorganisms […]

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  • op 31 januari 2018
  • door Corianne Meijer

Next-Generation Sequence Analysis Reveals Transfer of Methicillin Resistance to a Methicillin-Susceptible Staphylococcus aureus Strain That Subsequently Caused a Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Outbreak: a Descriptive Study.

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Resistance to methicillin in Staphylococcus aureus is caused primarily by the mecA gene, which is carried on a mobile genetic element, the staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec (SCCmec). Horizontal transfer of this element is supposed to be an important factor in the emergence of new clones of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) but has been rarely observed in real time. In 2012, an outbreak occurred involving a […]

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  • op 13 september 2017
  • door dTHIP redactie

High prevalence of MRSA and ESBL among asylum seekers in the Netherlands

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Migration is one of the risk factors for the spread of multidrug-resistant organisms (MDRO). The increasing influx of migrants challenges local health care systems. To provide evidence for both hospital hygiene measure and empirical antibiotic therapy, we analysed all cultures performed in asylum seekers between January 1st 2014 and December 31st 2015 for methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and […]

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  • op 10 mei 2017
  • door dTHIP redactie

Bijzonder Rein Met Ontslag: eindreiniging en -desinfectie bij BRMO-isolatie

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Dit verslag beschrijft het onderzoek naar de eindreiniging en -desinfectie bij BRMO-isolatie (inclusief MRSA). Er was onvoldoende inzicht in de wijze waarop de medewerkers deze werkzaamheden uitvoerden. Het doel van dit onderzoek was te onderzoeken hoe de eindreiniging en -desinfectie werd uitgevoerd en deze te verbeteren teneinde de verspreiding van schadelijke micro-organismen tussen patiënten te […]

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  • op 23 maart 2017
  • door dTHIP redactie

Verspreiding van MRSA op de diabetische voetpoli?

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De afdeling infectiepreventie vermoedt dat er verspreiding is van MRSA is geweest, maar kan niet concluderen op basis van de resultaten waar en hoe dit heeft plaatsgevonden. Er is onderzoek gedaan om te bepalen of het nodig is om aanvullende maatregelen, boven op de basishygiëne, te nemen op de polikliniek diabetische voet. Gedaan zijn een retrospectief dossieronderzoek […]

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  • op 10 februari 2017
  • door dTHIP redactie

MRSA in persons not living or working on a farm in a livestock-dense area: prevalence and risk factors

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Objectives: MRSA emerged in livestock and persons in contact with livestock is referred to as livestock-associated MRSA (LA-MRSA). We assessed the prevalence and risk factors for MRSA carriage in persons not living or working on a farm.  Methods: A cross-sectional study was performed among 2492 adults living in close proximity of livestock farms. Persons working and/or living […]

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Staff exchange within and between nursing homes in The Netherlands and potential implications for MRSA transmission

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A recent countrywide MRSA spa-type 1081 outbreak in The Netherlands predominantly affected nursing homes, generating questions on how infection spreads within and between nursing homes despite a low national prevalence. Since the transfer of residents between nursing homes is uncommon in The Netherlands, we hypothesized that staff exchange plays an important role in transmission. This […]

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