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prof. dr. Eric van Gorp

Fields of Expertise: Clinical aspects of exotic viruses

Biosketch Eric C.M. van Gorp

Prof. dr. Eric C.M. van Gorp studied medicine at the University of Amsterdam.  Prof. Eric van Gorp In 2001 he finished his thesis entitled: "Studies on the pathophysiology of dengue haemorrhagic fever and dengue shock syndrome", granted by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). He is currently working at the Erasmus MC Rotterdam, the Netherlands, appointed as Professor in Medicine, at the department of Viroscience and the department of Infectious diseases. He is visiting professor at the University of Airlanga in Surabaya, Indonesia. He is involved in the Rotterdam Global Health Initiative (RGHI\www.bmg.eur.nl/english/globalhealth). His field of interest is the social and scientific impact of infectious diseases; epidemiology, clinical management and pathophysiology. He is founder of the Cirion foundation [www.cirion.net], initiating and facilitating initiatives and projects to promote prevention of infectious diseases. One of the initiatives is the EU supported international education and prevention project Viruskenner for scholars [www.viruskenner.nl] in countries on four continents. The research line, with several PhD's, he is supervising is focussing on exotic viral infections, among which the mosquito and rodent borne hemorrhagic fevers, HIV and Fever studies, with an extensive (inter) national network in the Netherlands, the Caribbean, Suriname, China and Indonesia. He is supervisor of the vaccination outpatient clinic and the clinical trial unit from the Viroscience department.

Selection of Publications:

Zika Virus Infection and Guillain-Barré Syndrome in Three Patients from Suriname. Langerak T, Yang H, Baptista M, Doornekamp L, Kerkman T, Codrington J, Roosblad J, Vreden SG, De Bruin E, Mögling R, Jacobs BC, Pas SD, GeurtsvanKessel CH, Reusken CB, Koopmans MP, Van Gorp EC, Alberga H.
Front Neurol. 2016 Dec 22;7:233. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2016.00233. eCollection 2016.

Longitudinal follow-up of Zika virus RNA in semen of a traveller returning from Barbados to the Netherlands with Zika virus disease, March 2016Reusken C, Pas S, Geurts-van Kessel C, Mögling R, van Kampen J, Langerak T, Koopmans M, van der Eijk A, van Gorp E.
Euro Surveill. 2016 Jun 9;21(23). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2016.21.23.30251. Erratum in: Euro Surveill. 2016 Jun 16;21(24):.

Procalcitonin-guided therapy for the initiation of antibiotics in the ED: a systematic review.van der Does Y, Rood PP, Haagsma JA, Patka P, van Gorp EC, Limper M.
Am J Emerg Med. 2016 Jul;34(7):1286-93. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2016.03.065. Epub 2016 Apr 3. Review.

Higher diagnostic accuracy and cost-effectiveness using procalcitonin in the treatment of emergency medicine patients with fever (The HiTEMP study): a multicenter randomized study.
van der Does Y, Limper M, Schuit SC, Poley MJ, van Rosmalen J, Ramakers C, Patka P, van Gorp EC, Rood PP.
BMC Emerg Med. 2016 Apr 6;16:17. doi: 10.1186/s12873-016-0081-6.

TRAIL and IP-10 as biomarkers of viral infections in the emergency department. van der Does Y, Tjikhoeri A, Ramakers C, Rood PPM, van Gorp ECM, Limper M.
J Infect. 2016 Jun;72(6):761-763. doi: 10.1016/j.jinf.2016.03.004. Epub 2016 Mar 18. No abstract available.  

Comparison of the PRNT and an immune fluorescence assay in yellow fever vaccinees receiving immunosuppressive medication.
Wieten RW1, Jonker EF2, Pieren DK3, Hodiamont CJ4, van Thiel PP5, van Gorp EC6, de Visser AW2, Grobusch MP5, Visser LG2, Goorhuis A5.

Factors associated with presenting late or with advanced HIV disease in the Netherlands, 1996-2014: results from a national observational cohort.
Op de Coul EL1, van Sighem A2, Brinkman K3, van Benthem BH1, van der Ende ME4, Geerlings S5, Reiss P2; ATHENA