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Development of a prediction tool for patients presenting with acute cough in primary care: a prognostic study spanning six European countries.

Bruyndonckx R, Hens N, Verheij TJ, Aerts M, Ieven M, Butler CC, Little P, Goossens H, Coenen S; GRACE project group.

Br J Gen Pract. 2018 Apr 9. pii: bjgp18X695789. doi: 10.3399/bjgp18X695789. [Epub ahead of print]


Heterogeneous computing for epidemiological model fitting and simulation.

Kovac T, Haber T, Reeth FV, Hens N.

BMC Bioinformatics. 2018 Mar 16;19(1):101. doi: 10.1186/s12859-018-2108-3.


Modelling time varying heterogeneity in recurrent infection processes: an application to serological data.

Abrams S, Wienke A, Hens N.

J R Stat Soc Ser C Appl Stat. 2018 Apr;67(3):687-704. doi: 10.1111/rssc.12236. Epub 2017 Aug 8.


Is screening for chlamydia and gonorrhea in men who have sex with men associated with reduction of the prevalence of these infections? A systematic review of observational studies.

Tsoumanis A, Hens N, Kenyon CR.

Sex Transm Dis. 2018 Feb 26. doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000000824. [Epub ahead of print]


Assessing the reactogenicity of Tdap vaccine administered during pregnancy and antibodies to Bordetella pertussis antigens in maternal and cord sera of Thai women.

Wanlapakorn N, Maertens K, Chaithongwongwatthana S, Srimuan D, Suratannon N, Vongpunsawad S, Mai Phuong Tran T, Hens N, Van Damme P, Locht C, Poovorawan Y, Leuridan E.

Vaccine. 2018 Mar 7;36(11):1453-1459. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2018.01.059.


Current levels of gonorrhoea screening in MSM in Belgium may have little effect on prevalence: a modelling study.

Buyze J, Vanden Berghe W, Hens N, Kenyon C.

Epidemiol Infect. 2018 Feb;146(3):333-338. doi: 10.1017/S0950268818000092. Epub 2018 Feb 1.


The impact of regular school closure on seasonal influenza epidemics: a data-driven spatial transmission model for Belgium.

Luca G, Kerckhove KV, Coletti P, Poletto C, Bossuyt N, Hens N, Colizza V.

BMC Infect Dis. 2018 Jan 10;18(1):29. doi: 10.1186/s12879-017-2934-3.


Predicting the cure rate of breast cancer using a new regression model with four regression structures.

Ramires TG, Cordeiro GM, Kattan MW, Hens N, Ortega EM.

Stat Methods Med Res. 2017 Jan 1:962280217695344. doi: 10.1177/0962280217695344. [Epub ahead of print]


The shape of the contact-density function matters when modelling parasite transmission in fluctuating populations.

Borremans B, Reijniers J, Hens N, Leirs H.

R Soc Open Sci. 2017 Nov 22;4(11):171308. doi: 10.1098/rsos.171308. eCollection 2017 Nov.


Mathematical models used to inform study design or surveillance systems in infectious diseases: a systematic review.

Herzog SA, Blaizot S, Hens N.

BMC Infect Dis. 2017 Dec 18;17(1):775. doi: 10.1186/s12879-017-2874-y.


Abundant expression of TIM-3, LAG-3, PD-1 and PD-L1 as immunotherapy checkpoint targets in effusions of mesothelioma patients.

Marcq E, Waele J, Audenaerde JV, Lion E, Santermans E, Hens N, Pauwels P, van Meerbeeck JP, Smits ELJ.

Oncotarget. 2017 Sep 21;8(52):89722-89735. doi: 10.18632/oncotarget.21113. eCollection 2017 Oct 27.


Amoxicillin for acute lower respiratory tract infection in primary care: subgroup analysis by bacterial and viral aetiology.

Bruyndonckx R, Stuart B, Little P, Hens N, Ieven M, Butler CC, Verheij T, Goossens H, Coenen S; GRACE project group.

Clin Microbiol Infect. 2017 Nov 3. pii: S1198-743X(17)30626-2. doi: 10.1016/j.cmi.2017.10.032. [Epub ahead of print]


Using additive and coupled spatiotemporal SPDE models: a flexible illustration for predicting occurrence of Culicoides species.

Kifle YW, Hens N, Faes C.

Spat Spatiotemporal Epidemiol. 2017 Nov;23:11-34. doi: 10.1016/j.sste.2017.07.003. Epub 2017 Aug 14.


Simulation-based evaluation of the linear-mixed model in the presence of an increasing proportion of singletons.

Bruyndonckx R, Hens N, Aerts M.

Biom J. 2018 Jan;60(1):49-65. doi: 10.1002/bimj.201700025. Epub 2017 Oct 25.


Factors influencing risky sexual behaviour among Mozambican miners: a socio-epidemiological contribution for HIV prevention framework in Mozambique.

Martins-Fonteyn E, Loquiha O, Baltazar C, Thapa S, Boothe M, Raimundo I, Hens N, Aerts M, Meulemans H, Degomme O, Wouters E.

Int J Equity Health. 2017 Oct 10;16(1):179. doi: 10.1186/s12939-017-0674-z.


Model-based inference for small area estimation with sampling weights.

Vandendijck Y, Faes C, Kirby RS, Lawson A, Hens N.

Spat Stat. 2016 Nov;18:455-473. doi: 10.1016/j.spasta.2016.09.004. Epub 2016 Oct 14.


Lessons from a decade of individual-based models for infectious disease transmission: a systematic review (2006-2015).

Willem L, Verelst F, Bilcke J, Hens N, Beutels P.

BMC Infect Dis. 2017 Sep 11;17(1):612. doi: 10.1186/s12879-017-2699-8.


Effect of Prepregnancy Pertussis Vaccination in Young Infants.

Maertens K, Tran TMP, Hens N, Van Damme P, Leuridan E.

J Infect Dis. 2017 Jun 15;215(12):1855-1861. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jix176.


Potential Impact of Changes in the Schedule for Primary Diphtheria-Tetanus Toxoids-Pertussis Immunization as Control Strategy for Pertussis.

Bergero PE, Fabricius G, Hozbor DF, Theeten H, Hens N.

Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2018 Feb;37(2):e36-e42. doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000001752.


A systematic review of varicella seroprevalence in European countries before universal childhood immunization: deriving incidence from seroprevalence data.

Bollaerts K, Riera-Montes M, Heininger U, Hens N, Souverain A, Verstraeten T, Hartwig S.

Epidemiol Infect. 2017 Oct;145(13):2666-2677. doi: 10.1017/S0950268817001546. Epub 2017 Aug 22. Review.


Economic and social impact of increased cardiac rehabilitation uptake and cardiac telerehabilitation in Belgium - a cost-benefit analysis.

Frederix I, Vandijck D, Hens N, De Sutter J, Dendale P.

Acta Cardiol. 2017 Aug 11:1-8. doi: 10.1080/00015385.2017.1361892. [Epub ahead of print]


A cross-sectional seroepidemiological survey of typhoid fever in Fiji.

Watson CH, Baker S, Lau CL, Rawalai K, Taufa M, Coriakula J, Thieu NTV, Van TT, Ngoc DTT, Hens N, Lowry JH, de Alwis R, Cano J, Jenkins K, Mulholland EK, Nilles EJ, Kama M, Edmunds WJ.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017 Jul 20;11(7):e0005786. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0005786. eCollection 2017 Jul.


Estimating age-time-dependent malaria force of infection accounting for unobserved heterogeneity.

Mugenyi L, Abrams S, Hens N.

Epidemiol Infect. 2017 Sep;145(12):2545-2562. doi: 10.1017/S0950268817001297. Epub 2017 Jul 5.


Public Health Impact of Congenital Toxoplasmosis and Cytomegalovirus Infection in Belgium, 2013: A Systematic Review and Data Synthesis.

Smit GSA, Padalko E, Van Acker J, Hens N, Dorny P, Speybroeck N, Devleesschauwer B.

Clin Infect Dis. 2017 Aug 15;65(4):661-668. doi: 10.1093/cid/cix344.


Estimation of the burden of varicella in Europe before the introduction of universal childhood immunization.

Riera-Montes M, Bollaerts K, Heininger U, Hens N, Gabutti G, Gil A, Nozad B, Mirinaviciute G, Flem E, Souverain A, Verstraeten T, Hartwig S.

BMC Infect Dis. 2017 May 18;17(1):353. doi: 10.1186/s12879-017-2445-2.


Multidisciplinary study of the secondary immune response in grandparents re-exposed to chickenpox.

Ogunjimi B, Van den Bergh J, Meysman P, Heynderickx S, Bergs K, Jansen H, Leuridan E, Vorsters A, Goossens H, Laukens K, Cools N, Van Tendeloo V, Hens N, Van Damme P, Smits E, Beutels P.

Sci Rep. 2017 Apr 24;7(1):1077. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-01024-8.


Quality-of-life: a many-splendored thing? Belgian population norms and 34 potential determinants explored by beta regression.

Bilcke J, Hens N, Beutels P.

Qual Life Res. 2017 Aug;26(8):2011-2023. doi: 10.1007/s11136-017-1556-y. Epub 2017 Mar 27.


Parametric overdispersed frailty models for current status data.

Abrams S, Aerts M, Molenberghs G, Hens N.

Biometrics. 2017 Dec;73(4):1388-1400. doi: 10.1111/biom.12692. Epub 2017 Mar 27.


A flexible method to model HIV serodiscordance among couples in Mozambique.

Juga AJ, Hens N, Osman N, Aerts M.

PLoS One. 2017 Mar 2;12(3):e0172959. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0172959. eCollection 2017.


Prognostic and predictive aspects of the tumor immune microenvironment and immune checkpoints in malignant pleural mesothelioma.

Marcq E, Siozopoulou V, De Waele J, van Audenaerde J, Zwaenepoel K, Santermans E, Hens N, Pauwels P, van Meerbeeck JP, Smits EL.

Oncoimmunology. 2016 Nov 28;6(1):e1261241. doi: 10.1080/2162402X.2016.1261241. eCollection 2017.


Influenza epidemic surveillance and prediction based on electronic health record data from an out-of-hours general practitioner cooperative: model development and validation on 2003-2015 data.

Michiels B, Nguyen VK, Coenen S, Ryckebosch P, Bossuyt N, Hens N.

BMC Infect Dis. 2017 Jan 18;17(1):84. doi: 10.1186/s12879-016-2175-x.


Structural differences in mixing behavior informing the role of asymptomatic infection and testing symptom heritability.

Santermans E, Van Kerckhove K, Azmon A, John Edmunds W, Beutels P, Faes C, Hens N.

Math Biosci. 2017 Mar;285:43-54. doi: 10.1016/j.mbs.2016.12.004. Epub 2016 Dec 24.


Non-invasive PET imaging of brain inflammation at disease onset predicts spontaneous recurrent seizures and reflects comorbidities.

Bertoglio D, Verhaeghe J, Santermans E, Amhaoul H, Jonckers E, Wyffels L, Van Der Linden A, Hens N, Staelens S, Dedeurwaerdere S.

Brain Behav Immun. 2017 Mar;61:69-79. doi: 10.1016/j.bbi.2016.12.015. Epub 2016 Dec 23.


Persistence of antimicrobial resistance in respiratory streptococci.

Bruyndonckx R, Hens N, Aerts M, Goossens H, Latour K, Catry B, Coenen S.

J Glob Antimicrob Resist. 2017 Mar;8:6-12. doi: 10.1016/j.jgar.2016.09.009. Epub 2016 Nov 9.


Inferring rubella outbreak risk from seroprevalence data in Belgium.

Abrams S, Kourkouni E, Sabbe M, Beutels P, Hens N.

Vaccine. 2016 Dec 7;34(50):6187-6192. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2016.10.072. Epub 2016 Nov 10.


The Effect of Maternal Pertussis Immunization on Infant Vaccine Responses to a Booster Pertussis-Containing Vaccine in Vietnam.

Maertens K, Hoang TT, Nguyen TD, Caboré RN, Duong TH, Huygen K, Hens N, Van Damme P, Dang DA, Leuridan E.

Clin Infect Dis. 2016 Dec 1;63(suppl 4):S197-S204.


Intracerebral transplantation of interleukin 13-producing mesenchymal stem cells limits microgliosis, oligodendrocyte loss and demyelination in the cuprizone mouse model.

Le Blon D, Guglielmetti C, Hoornaert C, Quarta A, Daans J, Dooley D, Lemmens E, Praet J, De Vocht N, Reekmans K, Santermans E, Hens N, Goossens H, Verhoye M, Van der Linden A, Berneman Z, Hendrix S, Ponsaerts P.

J Neuroinflammation. 2016 Nov 9;13(1):288.


Age differences between sexual partners, behavioural and demographic correlates, and HIV infection on Likoma Island, Malawi.

Beauclair R, Helleringer S, Hens N, Delva W.

Sci Rep. 2016 Nov 2;6:36121. doi: 10.1038/srep36121.


Interleukin-13 immune gene therapy prevents CNS inflammation and demyelination via alternative activation of microglia and macrophages.

Guglielmetti C, Le Blon D, Santermans E, Salas-Perdomo A, Daans J, De Vocht N, Shah D, Hoornaert C, Praet J, Peerlings J, Kara F, Bigot C, Mai Z, Goossens H, Hens N, Hendrix S, Verhoye M, Planas AM, Berneman Z, van der Linden A, Ponsaerts P.

Glia. 2016 Dec;64(12):2181-2200. doi: 10.1002/glia.23053. Epub 2016 Sep 29.


Correction: Capture-Recapture Estimators in Epidemiology with Applications to Pertussis and Pneumococcal Invasive Disease Surveillance.

Braeye T, Verhaegen J, Mignon A, Flipse W, Pierard D, Huygen K, Schirvel C, Hens N.

PLoS One. 2016 Oct 18;11(10):e0165351. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0165351. eCollection 2016.


Capture-Recapture Estimators in Epidemiology with Applications to Pertussis and Pneumococcal Invasive Disease Surveillance.

Braeye T, Verheagen J, Mignon A, Flipse W, Pierard D, Huygen K, Schirvel C, Hens N.

PLoS One. 2016 Aug 16;11(8):e0159832. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0159832. eCollection 2016. Erratum in: PLoS One. 2016 Oct 18;11(10 ):e0165351.


Prevalence of high-risk human papillomavirus and abnormal pap smears in female sex workers compared to the general population in Antwerp, Belgium.

Vorsters A, Cornelissen T, Leuridan E, Bogers J, Vanden Broeck D, Benoy I, Goossens H, Hens N, Van Damme P.

BMC Public Health. 2016 Jun 7;16:477. doi: 10.1186/s12889-016-3099-5.


Simulation-based evaluation of the performance of the F test in a linear multilevel model setting with sparseness at the level of the primary unit.

Bruyndonckx R, Aerts M, Hens N.

Biom J. 2016 Sep;58(5):1054-70. doi: 10.1002/bimj.201400195. Epub 2016 May 24.


Estimating Time of Infection Using Prior Serological and Individual Information Can Greatly Improve Incidence Estimation of Human and Wildlife Infections.

Borremans B, Hens N, Beutels P, Leirs H, Reijniers J.

PLoS Comput Biol. 2016 May 13;12(5):e1004882. doi: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1004882. eCollection 2016 May.


Pertussis vaccination during pregnancy in Belgium: Follow-up of infants until 1 month after the fourth infant pertussis vaccination at 15 months of age.

Maertens K, Caboré RN, Huygen K, Vermeiren S, Hens N, Van Damme P, Leuridan E.

Vaccine. 2016 Jun 30;34(31):3613-9. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2016.04.066. Epub 2016 Apr 30.


Intradermal zoster vaccines: good for the old and the young?

Ogunjimi B, Hens N.

Lancet Infect Dis. 2016 Aug;16(8):869-71. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(16)00174-2. Epub 2016 Apr 6. No abstract available.


Mental fatigue impairs soccer-specific decision-making skill.

Smith MR, Zeuwts L, Lenoir M, Hens N, De Jong LM, Coutts AJ.

J Sports Sci. 2016 Jul;34(14):1297-304. doi: 10.1080/02640414.2016.1156241. Epub 2016 Mar 7.


12 Weeks of Combined Endurance and Resistance Training Reduces Innate Markers of Inflammation in a Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis.

Deckx N, Wens I, Nuyts AH, Hens N, De Winter BY, Koppen G, Goossens H, Van Damme P, Berneman ZN, Eijnde BO, Cools N.

Mediators Inflamm. 2016;2016:6789276. doi: 10.1155/2016/6789276. Epub 2016 Jan 20.


Correction: Animal Ownership and Touching Enrich the Context of Social Contacts Relevant to the Spread of Human Infectious Diseases.

Kifle YW, Goeyvaerts N, Van Kerckhove K, Willem L, Kucharski A, Faes C, Leirs H, Hens N, Beutels P.

PLoS One. 2016 Feb 3;11(2):e0148718. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0148718. eCollection 2016. No abstract available.


Spatiotemporal Evolution of Ebola Virus Disease at Sub-National Level during the 2014 West Africa Epidemic: Model Scrutiny and Data Meagreness.

Santermans E, Robesyn E, Ganyani T, Sudre B, Faes C, Quinten C, Van Bortel W, Haber T, Kovac T, Van Reeth F, Testa M, Hens N, Plachouras D.

PLoS One. 2016 Jan 15;11(1):e0147172. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0147172. eCollection 2016.

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