Department of Clinical Sciences

Publications in international peer-reviewed journals with impact factor

Abongomera C, Gatluak F, Buyze J, Ritmeijer K. A comparison of the effectiveness of sodium stibogluconate monotherapy to sodium stibogluconate and paromomycin combination for the treatment of severe post kala azar dermal leishmaniasis in South Sudan – a retrospective cohort study. PLoS ONE 2016;11(9):e0163047.

Aerssens A, Cochez C, Niedrig M, Heyman P, Kühlmann-Rabens I, Soentjens P. Analysis of delayed TBE-vaccine booster after primary vaccination. J Travel Med 2016;23(2):1-3.

Alirol E, Horie NS, Barbé B, Lejon V, Verdonck K, Gillet P, Jacobs J, Büscher P, Kanal B, Bhattarai NR, El Safi S, Phe T, Lim K, Leng L, Lutumba P, Mukendi D, Bottieau E, Boelaert M, Rijal S, Chappuis F. Diagnosis of persistent fever in the tropics: set of standard operating procedures used in the NIDIAG febrile syndrome study. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2016;10(11):e0004749.

Baiden F, Akazili J, Chatio S, Achana FS, Oduro AR, Ravinetto R, Hodgson A. Should consent forms used in clinical trials be translated into the local dialects? A survey among past participants in rural Ghana. Clin Trials 2016;13(2):234-9.

Barbé B, Verdonck K, Mukendi D, Lejon V, Lilo Kalo JR, Alirol E, Gillet P, Horie N, Ravinetto R, Bottieau E, Yansouni C, Winkler AS, van Loen H, Boelaert M, Lutumba P, Jacobs J. The art of writing and implementing standard operating procedures (SOPs) for laboratories in low-resource settings: review of guidelines and best practices. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2016;10(11):e0005053.

Barbé B, Verdonck K, El-Safi S, Khanal B, Teav S, Lilo Kalo JR, Ravinetto R, Chappuis F, Boelaert M, Jacobs J. Rapid diagnostic tests for neglected infectious diseases: case study highlights need for customer awareness and postmarket surveillance. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2016;10(11):e0004655.

Becker SL, Yap P, Horie NS, Alirol E, Barbé B, Bhatta NK, Bhattarai NR, Bottieau E, Chatigre JK, Coulibaly JT, Fofana HK, Jacobs J, Karki P, Khanal B, Knopp S, Koirala K, Mahendradhata Y, Mertens P, Meyanti F, Murhandarwati EH, N’Goran EK, Peeling RW, Pradhan B, Ravinetto R, Rijal S, Sacko M, Saye R, Schneeberger PH, Schurmans C, Silue KD, Steinmann P, van Loen H, Verdonck K, van Lieshout L, von Muller L, Yao JA, Boelaert M, Chappuis F, Polman K, Utzinger J. Experiences and lessons from a multicountry NIDIAG study on persistent digestive disorders in the tropics. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2016;10(11):e0004818.

Beelaert G, Van Heddegem L, Van Frankenhuijsen M, Vandewalle G, Compernolle V, Florence E, Fransen K. Evaluation of the intercept oral specimen collection device with HIV assays versus paired serum/plasma specimens. J Virol Methods 2016;234:164-8.

Brabin BJ, Gies S, Owens S, Claeys Y, D’Alessandro U, Tinto H, Brabin L. Perspectives on the design and methodology of periconceptional nutrient supplementation trials. Trials 2016;17(58):1-24.

Burnett SM, Mbonye MK, Martin R, Ronald A, Zawedde-Muyanja S, Willis KS, Colebunders R, Manabe YC, Weaver MR. Effect of on-site support on laboratory practice for human immunodeficiency virus, tuberculosis, and malaria testing. Am J Clin Pathol 2016;146(4):469-77.

Caluwaerts S, Fautsch T, Lagrou D, Moreau M, Camara AM, Gunther S, Di Caro A, Borremans B, Koundouno FR, Bore JA, Logue CH, Richter M, Wolfel R, Kuisma E, Kurth A, Thomas S, Burkhardt G, Erland E, Lionetto F, Weber PL, de la Rosa O, Macpherson H, Van Herp M. Dilemmas in managing pregnant women with Ebola: 2 case reports. Clin Infect Dis 2016;62(7):903-5.

Cnops L, van Griensven J, Honko AN, Bausch DG, Sprecher A, Hill CE, Colebunders R, Johnson JC, Griffiths A, Palacios GF, Kraft CS, Kobinger G, Hewlett A, Norwood DA, Sabeti P, Jahrling PB, Formenty P, Kuhn JH, Ariën K. Overlooking the importance of immunoassays [authors’ reply]. Lancet Infect Dis 2016 Oct;16(10):1110.

Cnops L, van Griensven J, Honko AN, Bausch DG, Sprecher A, Hill CE, Colebunders R, Johnson JC, Griffiths A, Palacios GF, Kraft CS, Kobinger G, Hewlett A, Norwood DA, Sabeti P, Jahrling PB, Formenty P, Kuhn JH, Ariën KK. Essentials of filoviral load quantification. Lancet Infect Dis 2016;16(7):e134-e138.

Cools P, Jespers V, Hardy L, Crucitti T, Delany-Moretlwe S, Mwaura M, Ndayisaba GF, van de Wijgert JH, Vaneechoutte M. A multi-country cross-sectional study of vaginal carriage of group B streptococci (GBS) and Escherichia coli in resource-poor settings: prevalences and risk factors. PLoS ONE 2016;11(1):e0148052.

Cox JA, Kiggundu D, Elpert L, Meintjes G, Colebunders R, Alamo S. Temporal trends in death causes in adults attending an urban HIV clinic in Uganda: a retrospective chart review. BMJ Open 2016;6(1):e008718.

Cox JA, Colebunders R, Manabe YC. Reply to “A word of caution in considering the use of the lipoarabinomannan lateral flow assay on cerebrospinal fluid for detection of tuberculous meningitis” [letter]. J Clin Microbiol 2016;54(1):243.

Darcis G, Hayette MP, Bontems S, Sauvage AS, Meuris C, Van Esbroeck M, Leonard P. Louse-borne relapsing fever in a refugee from Somalia arriving in Belgium. J Travel Med 2016;23(3):taw009.

De Baetselier I, Mwambarangwe L, Cuylaerts V, Musengamana V, Agaba S, Kestelyn E, van de Wijgert J, Crucitti T. Evaluation of an enzymatic Chlamydia trachomatis point-of-care rapid assay in Rwanda: the BioChekSwab Rapid Test. Sex Transm Infect 2016;92(6):430-2.

De Smet B, Van den Bossche D, Van de Werve C, Mairesse J, Schmidt-Chanasit J, Ariën KK, Van Esbroeck M, Cnops L. Confirmed Zika virus infection in a Belgian traveler returning from Guatemala, and the diagnostic challenges of imported cases into Europe. J Clin Virol 2016;80:8-11.

Decuypere S, Maltha J, Deborggraeve S, Rattray NJ, Issa G, Bérenger K, Lompo P, Tahita MC, Ruspasinghe T, McConville M, Goodacre R, Tinto H, Jacobs J, Carapetis JR. Towards improving point-of-care diagnosis of non-malaria febrile illness: a metabolomics approach. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2016;10(3):e0004480.

Decuypere S, Meehan CJ, Van Puyvelde S, De Block T, Maltha J, Palpouguini L, Tahita M, Tinto H, Jacobs J, Deborggraeve S. Diagnosis of bacterial bloodstream infections: a 16S metagenomics approach. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2016;10(2):e0004470.

Delamou A, Haba NY, Mari-Saez A, Galliant P, Ronse M, Jacobs J, Camara BS, Kadio KJ, Guemou A, Kolie JP, De Crop M, Chavarin P, Jacquot C, Lazaygues C, De Weggheleire A, Lynen L, van Griensven J. Organizing the donation of convalescent plasma for a therapeutic clinical trial on Ebola virus disease: the experience in Guinea. Am J Trop Med Hyg 2016;95(3):647-53.

Dirix V, Schepers K, Massinga-Loembe M, Worodria W, Colebunders R, Singh M, Locht C, Kestens L, Mascart F. Added value of long-term cytokine release assays to detect M. tuberculosis infection in HIV-infected subjects in Uganda. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 2016;72(3):344-52.

Edwards T, Semple MG, De Weggheleire A, Claeys Y, De Crop M, Menten J, Ravinetto R, Temmerman S, Lynen L, Bah EI, Smith PG, van Griensven J. Design and analysis considerations in the Ebola_Tx trial evaluating convalescent plasma in the treatment of Ebola virus disease in Guinea during the 2014-2015 outbreak. Clin Trials 2016;13(1):13-21.

Falay D, Kuijpers LM, Phoba MF, De Boeck H, Lunguya O, Vakaniaki E, Bertrand S, Mattheus W, Ceyssens PJ, Vanhoof R, Devlieger H, Van Geet C, Verheyen E, Ngbonda D, Jacobs J. Microbiological, clinical and molecular findings of non-typhoidal Salmonella bloodstream infections associated with malaria, Oriental Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo. BMC Infect Dis 2016;16(271):1-14.

Feasey NA, Hadfield J, Keddy KH, Dallman TJ, Jacobs J, Deng X, Wigley P, Barquist Barquist L, Langridge GC, Feltwell T, Harris SR, Mather AE, Fookes M, Aslett M, Msefula C, Kariuki S, MacLennan CA, Onsare RS, Weill FX, Le Hello S, Smith AM, McClelland M, Desai P, Parry CM, Cheesbrough J, French N, Campos J, Chabalgoity JA, Betancor L, Hopkins KL, Nair S, Humphrey TJ, Lunguya O, Cogan TA, Tapia MD, Sow SO, Tennant SM, Bornstein K, Levine MM, Lacharme-Lora L, Everett DB, Kingsley RA, Parkhill J, Heyderman RS, Dougan G, Gordon MA, Thomson NR. Distinct Salmonella enteritidis lineages associated with enterocolitis in high-income settings and invasive disease in low-income settings. Nat Genet 2016;48(10):1211-7.

Garcia C, Astocondor L, Rojo-Bezares B, Jacobs J, Saenz Y. Molecular characterization of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producer Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates causing neonatal sepsis in Peru. Am J Trop Med Hyg 2016;94(2):285-8.

Garcia C, Acuña-Villaorduña A, Dulanto A, Vandendriessche S, Hallin M, Jacobs J, Denis O. Dynamics of nasal carriage of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus among healthcare workers in a tertiary-care hospital in Peru. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 2016;35(1):89-93.

Gautret P, Parola P, Mockenhaupt FP, Von Sonnenburg F, Rothe C, Libman M, Van De Winkel K, Bottieau E, Grobusch MP, Hamer DH, Esposito DH, Parola P, Schlagenhauf P. Schistosomiasis screening of travelers to Corsica, France [letter]. Emerg Infect Dis 2016;22(1):160-1.

Gautret P, Mockenhaupt F, Grobusch MP, Rothe C, Von Sonnenburg F, van Genderen PJ, Chappuis F, Asgeirsson H, Caumes E, Bottieau E, Malvy D, Lopez-Velez R, Jensenius M, Larsen CS, Castelli F, Rapp C, Field V, Molina I, Gkrania-Klotsas E, Florescu S, Lalloo D, Schlagenhauf P. Arboviral and other illnesses in travellers returning from Brazil, June 2013 to May 2016: implications for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Euro Surveill 2016;21(27):30278.

Gehre F, Otu J, Kendall L, Forson A, Kwara A, Kudzawu S, Kehinde AO, Adebiyi O, Salako K, Baldeh I, Jallow A, Jallow M, Dagnra A, Disse K, Kadanga EA, Idigbe EO, Onubogu C, Onyejepu N, Gaye-Diallo A, Ba-Diallo A, Rabna P, Mane M, Sanogo M, Diarra B, Dezemon Z, Sanou A, Senghore M, Kwambana-Adams BA, Demba E, Faal-Jawara T, Kumar S, Tientcheu LD, Jallow A, Ceesay S, Adetifa I, Jaye A, Pallen MJ, D’Alessandro U, Kampmann B, Adegbola RA, Mboup S, Corrah T, de Jong BC, Antonio M. The emerging threat of pre-extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis in West Africa: preparing for large-scale tuberculosis research and drug resistance surveillance. BMC Med 2016;14(1):160.

Hardy L, Jespers V, Abdellati S, De Baetselier I, Mwambarangwe L, Musengamana V, van de Wijgert J, Vaneechoutte M, Crucitti T. A fruitful alliance: the synergy between Atopobium vaginae and Gardnerella vaginalis in bacterial vaginosis-associated biofilm. Sex Transm Infect 2016;92(7):487-91.

Heijnen BJ, Speyer R, Bulow M, Kuijpers LM. ‘What about swallowing?’ Diagnostic performance of daily clinical practice compared with the eating assessment tool-10. Dysphagia 2016;31(2):214-22.

Jacobsson S, Golparian D, Cole M, Spiteri G, Martin I, Bergheim T, Borrego MJ, Crowley B, Crucitti T, Van Dam AP, Hoffmann S, Jeverica S, Kohl P, Mlynarczyk-Bonikowska B, Pakarna G, Stary A, Stefanelli P, Pavlik P, Tzelepi E, Abad R, Harris SR, Unemo M. WGS analysis and molecular resistance mechanisms of azithromycin-resistant (MIC >2 mg/L) Neisseria gonorrhoeae isolates in Europe from 2009 to 2014. J Antimicrob Chemother 2016;71(11):3109-16.

Jespers V, Hardy L, Buyze J, Loos J, Buvé A, Crucitti T. Association of sexual debut in adolescents with microbiota and inflammatory markers. Obstet Gynecol 2016;128(1):22-31.

Jespers V, Crucitti T, van de Wijgert J, Vaneechoutte M, Delany-Moretlwe S, Mwaura M, Agabe S, Menten J. A DNA tool for early detection of vaginal dysbiosis in African women. Res Microbiol 2016;167(2):133-41.

Kalabuanga M, Ravinetto R, Maketa V, Muhindo Mavoko H, Fungula B, Inocencio da Luz R, Van geertruyden JP, Lutumba P. The challenges of research informed consent in socio-economically vulnerable populations: a viewpoint from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Dev World Bioeth 2016;16(2):64-9.

Kenyon CR, Osbak K, Vandenbruane M. What is the appropriate therapy for asymptomatic gonorrhoea in men who have sex with men? [letter]. Int J STD AIDS 2016;27(9):812-3.

Kenyon CR, Osbak K, Tsoumanis A. The global epidemiology of syphilis in the past century – a systematic review based on antenatal syphilis prevalence. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2016;10(5):e0004711.

Kenyon CR, Tsoumanis A, Schwartz IS, Maughan-Brown B. Partner concurrency and HIV infection risk in South Africa. Int J Infect Dis 2016;45:81-7.

Kenyon CR, Schwartz I, Buyze J. Did AIDS mortality decrease the number of lifetime sexual partners in Kenya: an ecological analysis? Epidemiol Infect 2016;144(3):556-9.

Kenyon CR, Tsoumanis A, Schwartz IS. A population higher-risk sexual behaviour is associated with its average sexual behaviour; an ecological analysis of subpopulations in Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, Uganda and the United States. Epidemics 2016;15:56-65.

Kerber R, Krumkamp R, Diallo B, Jaeger A, Rudolf M, Lanini S, Bore JA, Koundouno FR, Becker-Ziaja B, Fleischmann E, Stoecker K, Meschi S, Mely S, Newman EN, Carletti F, Portmann J, Korva M, Wolff S, Molkenthin P, Kis Z, Kelterbaum A, Bocquin A, Strecker T, Fizet A, Castilletti C, Schudt G, Ottowell L, Kurth A, Atkinson B, Badusche M, Cannas A, Pallasch E, Bosworth A, Yue C, Palyi B, Ellerbrok H, Kohl C, Oestereich L, Logue CH, Ludtke A, Richter M, Ngabo D, Borremans B, Becker D, Gryseels S, Abdellati S, Vermoesen T, Kuisma E, Kraus A, Liedigk B, Maes P, Thom R, Duraffour S, Diederich S, Hinzmann J, Afrough B, Repits J, Mertens M, Vitoriano I, Bah A, Sachse A, Boettcher JP, Wurr S, Bockholt S, Nitsche A, Zupanc TA, Strasser M, Ippolito G, Becker S, Raoul H, Carroll MW, De Clerck H, Van Herp M, Sprecher A, Koivogui L, Magassouba N, Keita S, Drury P, Gurry C, Formenty P, May J, Gabriel M, Wolfel R, Gunther S, Di Caro A. Analysis of diagnostic findings from the European Mobile Laboratory in Gueckedou, Guinea, March 2014 through March 2015. J Infect Dis 2016;214(Suppl.3):S250-S257.

Koole O, Denison JA, Menten J, Tsui S, Wabwire-Mangen F, Kwesigabo G, Mulenga M, Auld A, Agolory S, Mukadi YD, Van Praag E, Torpey K, Williams S, Kaplan J, Zee A, Bangsberg DR, Colebunders R. Reasons for missing antiretroviral therapy: results from a multi-country study in Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia. PLoS ONE 2016;11(1):e0147309.

Kuijpers LM, Maltha J, Guiraud I, Kaboré B, Lompo P, Devlieger H, Van Geet C, Tinto H, Jacobs J. Severe anaemia associated with Plasmodium falciparum infection in children: consequences for additional blood sampling for research. Malar J 2016;15(304):1-6.

Kunisaki KM, Niewoehner DE, Collins G, Aagaard B, Atako NB, Bakowska E, Clarke A, Corbelli GM, Ekong E, Emery S, Finley EB, Florence E, Infante RM, Kityo CM, Madero JS, Nixon DE, Tedaldi E, Vestbo J, Wood R, Connett JE. Pulmonary effects of immediate versus deferred antiretroviral therapy in HIV-positive individuals: a nested substudy within the multicentre, international, randomised, controlled Strategic Timing of Antiretroviral Treatment (START) trial. Lancet Resp Med 2016;4(12):980-9.

Loos J, Nostlinger C, Reyniers T, Colebunders R, Jespers V, Manirankunda L, Berghe WV, Vuylsteke B, Laga M. PrEP for African migrants in Europe? A research agenda [comment]. Lancet HIV 2016;3(11):e505-e507.

Lorente N, Fernandez-Lopez L, Fuertes R, Rojas Castro D, Pichon F, Cigan B, Chanos S, Meireles P, Lucas R, Morel S, Slaaen Kaye P, Agusti C, Klavs I, Platteau T, Casabona J. COBA-Cohort: a prospective cohort of HIV-negative men who have sex with men, attending community-based HIV testing services in five European countries (a study protocol). BMJ Open 2016;6(7):e011314.

Manabe YC, Worodria W, van Leth F, Mayanja-Kizza H, Traore AN, Ferro J, Pakker N, Frank M, Grobusch MP, Colebunders R, Cobelens F. Prevention of early mortality by presumptive tuberculosis therapy study: an open label, randomized controlled trial. Am J Trop Med Hyg 2016;95(6):1265-71.

Mbonye MK, Burnett SM, Naikoba S, Ronald A, Colebunders R, Van geertruyden JP, Weaver MR. Effectiveness of educational outreach in infectious diseases management: a cluster randomized trial in Uganda. BMC Public Health 2016;15:714.

Messiaen P, Forier A, Vanderschueren S, Theunissen C, Nijs J, Van Esbroeck M, Bottieau E, De Schrijver K, Gyssens IC, Cartuyvels R, Dorny P, van der Hilst J, Blockmans D. Outbreak of trichinellosis related to eating imported wild boar meat, Belgium, 2014. Euro Surveill 2016;21(37):30341.

Messiaen PE, Peeters K, van Esbroeck MJ, Bijnens EJ, Wouters KK, Gyssens IC, van der Hilst JC. A 47-year-old woman with fever and periorbital oedema [photo quiz]. Neth J Med 2016;74(2):96-7.

Mukadi P, Lejon V, Barbé B, Gillet P, Nyembo C, Lukuka A, Likwela J, Lumbala C, Mbaruku J, Vander Veken W, Mumba D, Lutumba P, Muyembe JJ, Jacobs J. Performance of microscopy for the diagnosis of malaria and human African trypanosomiasis by diagnostic laboratories in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: results of a nation-wide external quality assessment. PLoS ONE 2016;11(1):e0146450.

Nordenstedt H, Bah EI, de la Vega MA, Barry M, N’Faly M, Barry M, Crahay B, Decroo T, Van Herp M, Ingelbeen B. Ebola virus in breast milk in an Ebola virus-positive mother with twin babies, Guinea, 2015 [letter]. Emerg Infect Dis 2016;22(4):759-60.

Note S, Vanbrabant P, Soentjens P. Perianal lesions after return from Togo: an isolated cutaneous manifestation of schistosomiasis. Acta Clin Belg 2016;71(6):431-4.

Nöstlinger C, Borms R, Dec-Pietrowska J, Dias S, Rojas D, Platteau T, Vanden Berghe W, Kok G. Development of a theory-guided pan-European computer-assisted safer sex intervention. Health Promot Int 2016;31(4):782-92.

Nöstlinger C, Platteau T, Bogner J, Buyze J, Dec-Pietrowska J, Dias S, Helps J, Kocsis A, Mueller M, Rojas D, Stanekova D, van Lankveld J, Colebunders R. Computer-assisted intervention for safer sex in HIV-positive men having sex with men: findings of a European randomized multi-center trial. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 2016;71(3):e63-e72.

Om C, Vlieghe E, McLaughlin JC, Daily F, McLaws ML. Antibiotic prescribing practices: a national survey of Cambodian physicians. Am J Infect Control 2016;44:1144-8.

Om C, Daily F, Vlieghe E, McLaughlin JC, McLaws ML. “If it’s a broad spectrum, it can shoot better”: inappropriate antibiotic prescribing in Cambodia. Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 2016;5:58.

Osbak KK, Rowley JT, Kassebaum NJ, Kenyon CR. The prevalence of syphilis from the early HIV period is correlated with peak HIV prevalence at a country level. Sex Transm Dis 2016;43(4):255-7.

Osbak KK, Houston S, Lithgow KV, Meehan CJ, Strouhal M, Smajs D, Cameron CE, Van Ostade X, Kenyon CR, Van Raemdonck GA. Characterizing the syphilis-causing Treponema pallidum ssp. pallidum proteome using complementary mass spectrometry. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2016;10(9):e0004988.

Palma N, Gomes C, Riveros M, Garcia W, Martinez-Puchol S, Ruiz-Roldán L, Mateu J, Garcia C, Jacobs J, Ochoa TJ, Ruiz J. Virulence factors profiles and ESBL production in Escherichia coli causing bacteremia in Peruvian children. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 2016;86(1):70-5.

Pannus P, Claus M, Gonzalez MM, Ford N, Fransen K. Sensitivity and specificity of dried blood spots for HIV-1 viral load quantification: a laboratory assessment of 3 commercial assays. Medicine 2016;95(48):e5475.

Pinxten W, Ravinetto R, Buvé A. Never look a gift horse in the mouth? Four reasons not to blur the line between research and care in low- and middle-income countries [letter]. Am J Bioeth 2016;16(6):17-9.

PREGACT Study Group. Four artemisinin-based treatments in African pregnant women with malaria. N Engl J Med 2016;374(10):913-27.

Ravinetto R, Gaidano G. Regulatory agencies should engage in drug pricing [letter]. BMJ 2016;354:i4524.

Ravinetto R, De Weggheleire A, Dorlo TP, Francque S, Sokkab A, Pouget C, Meessen B, Tabernero P, Newton PN, Lynen L. Predictable threats to public health through delaying universal access to innovative medicines for hepatitis C: a pharmaceutical standpoint. Trop Med Int Health 2016;21(12):1490-5.

Ravinetto R, Becker SL, Sacko M, El-Safi S, Mahendradhata Y, Lutumba P, Rijal S, Lim K, Sundar S, N’Goran EK, Verdonck K, Utzinger J, Chappuis F, Boelaert M. Governance and standards in international clinical research: the role of transnational consortia. Am J Bioeth 2016;16(10):59-61.

Ravinetto R, Alirol E, Mahendradhata Y, Rijal S, Lutumba P, Sacko M, El-Safi S, Lim K, van Loen H, Jacobs J, Peeling RW, Chappuis F, Boelaert M. Clinical research in neglected tropical diseases: the challenge of implementing good clinical (laboratory) practices. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2016;10(11):e0004654.

Ravinetto RM, Dujardin C. The threat of poor quality antibiotics in increasing antimicrobial resistance [letter]. BMJ 2016 Jul 6;353:i3618.

Sasse A, Florence E, Pharris A, De Wit S, Lacor P, Van Beckhoven D, Deblonde J, Delforge ML, Fransen K, Goffard JC, Legrand JC, Moutschen M, Pierard D, Ruelle J, Vaira D, Vandercam B, Van Ranst M, Van Wijngaerden E, Vandekerckhove L, Verhofstede C. Late presentation to HIV testing is overestimated when based on the consensus definition. HIV Med 2016;17(3):231-4.

Soentjens P, Cnops L, Huyse T, Yansouni C, De Vos D, Bottieau E, Clerinx J, Van Esbroeck M. Diagnosis and clinical management of Schistosoma haematobiumSchistosoma bovis hybrid infection in a cluster of travelers returning from Mali. Clin Infect Dis 2016;63(12):1626-9.

Steinhagen K, Probst C, Radzimski C, Schmidt-Chanasit J, Emmerich P, Van Esbroeck M, Schinkel J, Grobusch MP, Goorhuis A, Warnecke JM, Lattwein E, Komorowski L, Deerberg A, Saschenbrecker S, Stocker W, Schlumberger W. Serodiagnosis of Zika virus (ZIKV) infections by a novel NS1-based ELISA devoid of cross-reactivity with dengue virus antibodies: a multicohort study of assay performance, 2015 to 2016. Euro Surveill 2016;21(50):30426.

Suryapranata FST, Ang CW, Chong LL, Murk JL, Falconi J, Huits RMHG. Epidemiology of Guillain-Barré syndrome in Aruba. Am J Trop Med Hyg 2016;94(6):1380-4.

Tabernero P, Parker M, Ravinetto R, Phanouvong S, Yeung S, Kitutu FE, Cheah PY, Mayxay M, Guerin PJ, Newton PN. Ethical challenges in designing and conducting medicine quality surveys. Trop Med Int Health 2016;21(6):799-806.

Theunissen C, Bottieau E, Van Gompel A, Siozopoulou V, Bradbury RS. Presumptive Gnasthoma binucleatum-infection in a Belgian traveler returning from South America. Trav Med Infect Dis 2016;14(2):170-1.

Ursi D, Crucitti T, Smet H, Ieven M. Evaluation of the Bio-Rad Dx CT/NG/MG(R) assay for simultaneous detection of Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Mycoplasma genitalium in urine. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 2016;35(7):1159-63.

Van Dijck C, Van Esbroeck M, Rutsaert R. A 54-year-old Philippine sailor with fever and jaundice. Acta Clin Belg 2016;71(5):319-22.

Van Esbroeck M, Meersman K, Michiels J, Ariën KK, Van den Bossche D. Letter to the editor: Specificity of Zika virus ELISA: interference with malaria [letter]. Euro Surveill 2016;21(21):pII=30237.

van Griensven J, Gadisa E, Aseffa A, Hailu A, Beshah AM, Diro E. Treatment of cutaneous Leishmaniasis caused by Leishmania aethiopica: a systematic review. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2016;10(3):e0004495.

van Griensven J, De Weggheleire A, Delamou A, Smith PG, Edwards T, Vandekerckhove P, Bah EI, Colebunders R, Herve I, Lazaygues C, Haba N, Lynen L. The use of Ebola convalescent plasma to treat Ebola Virus Disease in resource constrained settings: a perspective from the field. Clin Infect Dis 2016;62(1):69-74.

van Griensven J, Edwards T, de Lamballerie X, Semple MG, Gallian P, Baize S, Horby PW, Raoul H, Magassouba N, Antierens A, Lomas C, Faye O, Sall AA, Fransen K, Buyze J, Ravinetto R, Tiberghien P, Claeys Y, De Crop M, Lynen L, Bah EI, Smith PG, Delamou A, De Weggheleire A, Haba N. Evaluation of convalescent plasma for Ebola virus disease in Guinea [authors’ reply]. N Engl J Med 2016;374(1):33-42.

van Griensven J, Bah EI, Haba N, Delamou A, Camara BS, Olivier KJ, De Clerck H, Nordenstedt H, Semple MG, Van Herp M, Buyze J, De Crop M, Van Den Broucke S, Lynen L, De Weggheleire A. Electrolyte and metabolic disturbances in Ebola patients during a clinical trial, Guinea, 2015. Emerg Infect Dis 2016;22(12):2120-7.

van Griensven J, Edwards T, Baize S. Efficacy of convalescent plasma in relation to dose of Ebola virus antibodies. N Engl J Med 2016;375(23):2307-9.

van Griensven J, Edwards T, Gallian P. Convalescent plasma for Ebola virus disease

. N Engl J Med 2016;374(25):2500.

van Hooren MR, Baijens LW, Vos R, Pilz W, Kuijpers LM, Kremer B, Michou E. Voice- and swallow-related quality of life in idiopathic Parkinson’s disease. Laryngoscope 2016;126(2):408-14.

Wong VK, Holt KE, Okoro C, Baker S, Pickard DJ, Marks F, Page AJ, Olanipekun G, Munir H, Alter R, Fey PD, Feasey NA, Weill FX, Le Hello S, Hart PJ, Kariuki S, Breiman RF, Gordon MA, Heyderman RS, Jacobs J, Lunguya O, Msefula C, MacLennan CA, Keddy KH, Smith AM, Onsare RS, De Pinna E, Nair S, Amos B, Dougan G, Obaro S. Molecular surveillance identifies multiple transmissions of typhoid in West Africa. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2016;10(9):e0004781.

Other publications

Cnops L, Van Esbroeck M, Jacobs J. Rapid point-of-care diagnosis of malaria and dengue infection. In: Persing DH, Tenover FC, Hayden RT, Ieven M, Miller MB, Nolte FS, et al., editors. Molecular microbiology; diagnostic principles and practice; 3rd ed. Washington, DC: ASM Press; 2016:589-609.

Colebunders R, Hendy A, Mokili JL, Wamala JF, Kaducu J, Kur L, Tepage F, Mandro M, Mucinya G, Mambandu G, Komba MY, Lumaliza JL, van Oijen M, Laudisoit A. Nodding syndrome and epilepsy in onchocerciasis endemic regions: comparing preliminary observations from South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo with data from Uganda. BMC Res Notes 2016;9(182):1-9.

Colebunders R, French MA. Immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome in HIV/AIDS. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, editors. Goldman-Cecil medicine; 25th ed. New York: Elsevier Saunders; 2016:2332-7.

De Baetselier I, Taylor D, Mandala J, Nanda K, Van Campenhout C, Agingu W, Madurai L, Barsch E-M, Deese J, Van Damme L, Crucitti T. Verification of chemistry reference ranges using a simple method in sub-Saharan Africa. African Journal of Laboratory Medicine 2016;5(1):a404.

De Crop M, Delamou A, van Griensven J, Ravinetto R. Multiple ethical review in North-South collaborative research: the experience of the Ebola-Tx trial in Guinea. Indian J Med Ethics 2016;1(2):76-82.

Iroezindu MO, Ofondu EO, Mbata GC, Van Wyk B, Hausler HP, Au DH, Lynen L, Hopewell PC. Factors associated with prevalent tuberculosis among patients receiving highly active antiretroviral therapy in a Nigerian tertiary hospital. Ann Med Health Sci Res 2016;6(2):120-8.

Kenyon C, Colebunders R, Dlamini S, Meulemans H, Zondo S. A critical appraisal of the ideology of monogamy’s influence on HIV epidemiology. World J AIDS 2016;6:16-26.

Kenyon CR, Tsoumanis A, Osbak K. Strong country level correlation between syphilis and HSV-2 prevalence. J Sex Transm Dis 2016;(5959032).

Kenyon CR, Hamilton DT. Correlation between Trichomonas vaginalis and concurrency: an ecological study. Interdiscip Perspect Infect Dis 2016;2016:5052802.

Liotta G, Chimbwandira F, Wouters K, Nielsen-Saines K, Jere H, Mancinelli S, Ceffa S, Erba F, Palombi L, Marazzi MC. The impact of extended combination antiretroviral therapy on the decline of HIV prevalence in pregnant women in Malawi. J Int Assoc Provid AIDS Care 2016;15(2):172-7.

Loos J, Vuylsteke B, Manirankunda L, Deblonde J, Kint I, Namanya F, Fransen K, Colebunders R, Laga M, Adobea D, Nöstlinger C. TOGETHER project to increase understanding of the HIV epidemic among sub-Saharan African migrants: protocol of community-based participatory mixed-method studies. JMIR Res Protoc 2016;5(1):e48.

Loos J, Manirankunda L, Platteau T, Albers L, Fransen K, Vermoesen T, Namanya F, Nostlinger C. Acceptability of a community-based outreach HIV-testing intervention using oral fluid collection devices and web-based HIV test result collection among sub-Saharan African migrants: a mixed-method study. JMIR Public Health Surveill 2016;2(2):e33.

Mchunu G, van Griensven J, Hinderaker SG, Kizito W, Sikhondze W, Manzi M, Dlamini T, Harries AD. High mortality in tuberculosis patients despite HIV interventions in Swaziland. Public Health Action 2016;6(2):105-10.

Nakiwogga-Muwanga A, Musaazi J, Katabira E, Alamo-Talisuna S, Colebunders R. Early tracking after a missed return visit reduces the proportion of untraceable patients at a large HIV clinic in Kampala, Uganda. J Int Assoc Provid AIDS Care 2016;15(4):338-44.

Pekyi D, Ampromfi AA, Tinto H, Traore-Coulibaly M, Tahita MC, Valea I, Mwapasa V, Kalilani-Phiri L, Kalanda G, Madanitsa M, Ravinetto R, Mutabingwa T, Gbekor P, Tagbor H, Antwi G, Menten J, De Crop M, Claeys Y, Schurmans C, Van Overmeir C, Thriemer K, Van geertruyden JP, D’Alessandro U, Nambozi M, Mulenga M, Hachizovu S, Kabuya JB, Mulenga J, PREGACT Study Group. Four artemisinin-based treatments in African pregnant women with malaria. Malawi Med J 2016;28(3):139-49.

Ravinetto R. The North-South divide in access to quality-assured medical products: a public health problem and an ethical challenge [letter]. MT Bull Neth Soc Trop Med Int Health 2016;53(3):11-2.

Ravinetto R, Vandenbergh D, Mace C, Pouget C, Renchon B, Rigal J, Schiavetti B, Caudron JM. Fighting poor-quality medicines in low- and middle-income countries: the importance of advocacy and pedagogy [editorial]. J Pharm Policy Pract 2016;9:36.

Sarovich DS, Garin B, De Smet B, Kaestli M, Mayo M, Vandamme P, Jacobs J, Lompo P, Tahita MC, Tinto H, Djaomalaza I, Currie BJ, Price EP. Phylogenomic analysis reveals an Asian origin for African Burkholderia pseudomallei and further supports melioidosis endemicity in Africa. mSphere 2016;1(2):e00089-15.

Schwartz IS, Kenyon C, Thompson GR. Endemic mycoses: what’s new about old diseases? Curr Clin Micro Rpt 2016;3(2):71-80.

Stek C, Schutz C, Blumenthal L, Thienemann F, Buyze J, Nostlinger C, Ravinetto R, Wouters E, Colebunders R, Maartens G, Wilkinson RJ, Lynen L, Meintjes G. Preventing paradoxical tuberculosis-associated immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome in high-risk patients: protocol of a randomized placebo-controlled trial of prednisone (PredART Trial). JMIR Res Protoc 2016;5(3):e173.

Van Haeren A, Flipse W, Van Gompel A. Een geval van vlektyfus bij een uit het buitenland terugkerende reiziger. Vl Infectieziektenbull 2016;1:15-8.

Vermeulen L, De Schrijver K, De Weerdt T, Deblauwe I, Demeulemeester J, Van Gompel A, Coosemans M. Malaria tropica in Antwerpen. Vl Infectieziektenbull 2016;1:4-9.

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