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1.

Increased Discrimination of Treponema pallidum Strains by Subtyping With a 4-Component System Incorporating a Mononucleotide Tandem Repeat in rpsA.

Pillay A, Lee MK, Slezak T, Katz SS, Sun Y, Chi KH, Morshed M, Philip S, Ballard RC, Chen CY.

Sex Transm Dis. 2019 Apr;46(4):e42-e45. doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000000935.

PMID:
30365462
2.

Molecular strain typing of the yaws pathogen, Treponema pallidum subspecies pertenue.

Katz SS, Chi KH, Nachamkin E, Danavall D, Taleo F, Kool JL, Addo KK, Ampofo W, Simpson SV, Ye T, Asiedu KB, Ballard RC, Chen CY, Pillay A.

PLoS One. 2018 Sep 12;13(9):e0203632. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0203632. eCollection 2018.

3.

Community-based mass treatment with azithromycin for the elimination of yaws in Ghana-Results of a pilot study.

Abdulai AA, Agana-Nsiire P, Biney F, Kwakye-Maclean C, Kyei-Faried S, Amponsa-Achiano K, Simpson SV, Bonsu G, Ohene SA, Ampofo WK, Adu-Sarkodie Y, Addo KK, Chi KH, Danavall D, Chen CY, Pillay A, Sanz S, Tun Y, Mitjà O, Asiedu KB, Ballard RC.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2018 Mar 22;12(3):e0006303. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0006303. eCollection 2018 Mar.

4.

Complete Genome Sequences of 11 Haemophilus ducreyi Isolates from Children with Cutaneous Lesions in Vanuatu and Ghana.

Pillay A, Katz SS, Abrams AJ, Ballard RC, Simpson SV, Taleo F, Lahra MM, Batra D, Rowe L, Trees DL, Asiedu K, Chen CY.

Genome Announc. 2016 Jul 7;4(4). pii: e00459-16. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00459-16.

5.

Metaanalysis of the Performance of a Combined Treponemal and Nontreponemal Rapid Diagnostic Test for Syphilis and Yaws.

Marks M, Yin YP, Chen XS, Castro A, Causer L, Guy R, Wangnapi R, Mitjà O, Aziz A, Castro R, da Luz Martins Pereira F, Taleo F, Guinard J, Bélec L, Tun Y, Bottomley C, Ballard RC, Mabey DCW.

Clin Infect Dis. 2016 Sep 1;63(5):627-633. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciw348. Epub 2016 May 23.

6.

Challenges and key research questions for yaws eradication.

Marks M, Mitjà O, Vestergaard LS, Pillay A, Knauf S, Chen CY, Bassat Q, Martin DL, Fegan D, Taleo F, Kool J, Lukehart S, Emerson PM, Solomon AW, Ye T, Ballard RC, Mabey DCW, Asiedu KB.

Lancet Infect Dis. 2015 Oct;15(10):1220-1225. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(15)00136-X. Epub 2015 Sep 8. Review.

7.

Molecular differentiation of Treponema pallidum subspecies in skin ulceration clinically suspected as yaws in Vanuatu using real-time multiplex PCR and serological methods.

Chi KH, Danavall D, Taleo F, Pillay A, Ye T, Nachamkin E, Kool JL, Fegan D, Asiedu K, Vestergaard LS, Ballard RC, Chen CY.

Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2015 Jan;92(1):134-8. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.14-0459. Epub 2014 Nov 17.

8.

Detection of the A2058G and A2059G 23S rRNA gene point mutations associated with azithromycin resistance in Treponema pallidum by use of a TaqMan real-time multiplex PCR assay.

Chen CY, Chi KH, Pillay A, Nachamkin E, Su JR, Ballard RC.

J Clin Microbiol. 2013 Mar;51(3):908-13. doi: 10.1128/JCM.02770-12. Epub 2013 Jan 2.

9.

Introducing new diagnostics into STI control programmes: the importance of programme science.

Peeling RW, Mabey D, Ballard RC.

Sex Transm Infect. 2013 Mar;89(2):115-9. doi: 10.1136/sextrans-2012-050617. Epub 2012 Dec 27.

PMID:
23270931
10.

Prevalence and associations of genital ulcer and urethral pathogens in men presenting with genital ulcer syndrome to primary health care clinics in South Africa.

Lewis DA, Müller E, Steele L, Sternberg M, Radebe F, Lyall M, Ballard RC, Paz-Bailey G.

Sex Transm Dis. 2012 Nov;39(11):880-5. doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0b013e318269cf90.

PMID:
23064538
11.

The molecular diagnosis of sexually transmitted genital ulcer disease.

Chen CY, Ballard RC.

Methods Mol Biol. 2012;903:103-12. doi: 10.1007/978-1-61779-937-2_6.

PMID:
22782813
12.

Cost-effectiveness of a dual non-treponemal/treponemal syphilis point-of-care test to prevent adverse pregnancy outcomes in sub-Saharan Africa.

Owusu-Edusei K Jr, Gift TL, Ballard RC.

Sex Transm Dis. 2011 Nov;38(11):997-1003. doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0b013e3182260987.

PMID:
21992974
13.

Laboratory-confirmed case of yaws in a 10-year-old boy from the Republic of the Congo.

Pillay A, Chen CY, Reynolds MG, Mombouli JV, Castro AC, Louvouezo D, Steiner B, Ballard RC.

J Clin Microbiol. 2011 Nov;49(11):4013-5. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01121-11. Epub 2011 Sep 14.

14.

Survey of diagnostic services for genital herpes in fourteen countries in Eastern Europe.

Domeika M, Babayan K, Ismailov R, Shimanskaya I, Chudomirova K, Brilene T, Kvlividze O, Deak J, Askarova G, Mamajeva G, Kucinskiene V, Frigo N, Savicheva A, Krasnoselskich T, Mavrov G, Kasymov O, Izvekova O, Unemo M, Ballard RC.

Acta Derm Venereol. 2011 May;91(3):333-6. doi: 10.2340/00015555-1033.

15.

Evaluation of three serological tests manufactured in Belarus for the diagnosis of syphilis.

Shimanskaya I, Zhurauskaya L, Pankratov O, Unemo M, Ballard RC, Domeika M.

Acta Derm Venereol. 2011 May;91(3):299-302. doi: 10.2340/00015555-1056.

16.

Gonococcal resistance: are cephalosporins next?

Kirkcaldy RD, Ballard RC, Dowell D.

Curr Infect Dis Rep. 2011 Apr;13(2):196-204. doi: 10.1007/s11908-011-0169-9.

PMID:
21365384
17.

The tale of two serologic tests to screen for syphilis--treponemal and nontreponemal: does the order matter?

Owusu-Edusei K Jr, Koski KA, Ballard RC.

Sex Transm Dis. 2011 May;38(5):448-56. doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0b013e3182036a0f.

PMID:
21183862
18.

Laboratory diagnosis of sexually transmitted infections in Belarus.

Pankratov O, Shimanskaya I, Pankratov V, Navrotsky A, Ballard RC, Unemo M, Domeika M.

Acta Derm Venereol. 2011 Jan;91(1):64-5. doi: 10.2340/00015555-0982. No abstract available.

19.

Guidelines for the laboratory diagnosis of genital herpes in eastern European countries.

Domeika M, Bashmakova M, Savicheva A, Kolomiec N, Sokolovskiy E, Hallen A, Unemo M, Ballard RC; Eastern European Network for Sexual and Reproductive Health (EE SRH Network).

Euro Surveill. 2010 Nov 4;15(44). pii: 19703.

20.

Novel point-of-care test for simultaneous detection of nontreponemal and treponemal antibodies in patients with syphilis.

Castro AR, Esfandiari J, Kumar S, Ashton M, Kikkert SE, Park MM, Ballard RC.

J Clin Microbiol. 2010 Dec;48(12):4615-9. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00624-10. Epub 2010 Sep 29.

21.

Guidelines for the laboratory diagnosis of mycoplasma genitalium infections in East European countries.

Shipitsyna E, Savicheva A, Solokovskiy E, Ballard RC, Domeika M, Unemo M, Jensen JS; EE SRH Network.

Acta Derm Venereol. 2010 Sep;90(5):461-7. doi: 10.2340/00015555-0929.

22.

Serologic testing for syphilis in the United States: a cost-effectiveness analysis of two screening algorithms.

Owusu-Edusei K Jr, Peterman TA, Ballard RC.

Sex Transm Dis. 2011 Jan;38(1):1-7. doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0b013e3181ec51f1.

PMID:
20739911
23.

An immunofiltration device for the simultaneous detection of non-treponemal and treponemal antibodies in patients with syphilis.

Castro AR, Mody HC, Parab SY, Patel MT, Kikkert SE, Park MM, Ballard RC.

Sex Transm Infect. 2010 Dec;86(7):532-6. doi: 10.1136/sti.2010.042937. Epub 2010 Jul 23.

PMID:
20656720
24.

Molecular epidemiology of syphilis--San Francisco, 2004-2007.

Katz KA, Pillay A, Ahrens K, Kohn RP, Hermanstyne K, Bernstein KT, Ballard RC, Klausner JD.

Sex Transm Dis. 2010 Oct;37(10):660-3. doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0b013e3181e1a77a.

PMID:
20601928
25.

The potential of backscattering interferometry as an in vitro clinical diagnostic tool for the serological diagnosis of infectious disease.

Kussrow A, Enders CS, Castro AR, Cox DL, Ballard RC, Bornhop DJ.

Analyst. 2010 Jul;135(7):1535-7. doi: 10.1039/c0an00098a. Epub 2010 Apr 22.

26.

Guidelines for the laboratory diagnosis of trichomoniasis in East European countries.

Domeika M, Zhurauskaya L, Savicheva A, Frigo N, Sokolovskiy E, Hallén A, Unemo M, Ballard RC; Eastern European Network for Sexual and Reproductive Health.

J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2010 Oct;24(10):1125-34. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-3083.2010.03601.x.

PMID:
20236204
27.

Laboratory support for the diagnosis and surveillance of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in Eastern Europe.

Domeika M, Unemo M, Ballard RC; Eastern European Network for Sexual and Reproductive Health (EE SRH Network).

Euro Surveill. 2009 Oct 1;14(39). pii: 19340.

28.

Guidelines for the laboratory diagnosis of Chlamydia trachomatis infections in East European countries.

Domeika M, Savicheva A, Sokolovskiy E, Frigo N, Brilene T, Hallén A, Unemo M, Ballard RC, Ward M; EE SRH Network.

J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2009 Dec;23(12):1353-63. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-3083.2009.03328.x. Epub 2009 Jun 8. Review.

PMID:
19522706
29.

Laboratory diagnostics for non-viral sexually transmitted infections in St. Petersburg, Russia: current situation and hallmarks for improvements.

Domeika M, Litvinenko I, Smirnova T, Gaivaronskaya O, Savicheva A, Sokolovskiy E, Ballard RC, Unemo M.

J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2008 Sep;22(9):1094-100. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-3083.2008.02739.x. Epub 2008 Apr 9.

PMID:
18410333
30.

A real-time quadriplex PCR assay for the diagnosis of rectal lymphogranuloma venereum and non-lymphogranuloma venereum Chlamydia trachomatis infections.

Chen CY, Chi KH, Alexander S, Ison CA, Ballard RC.

Sex Transm Infect. 2008 Aug;84(4):273-6. doi: 10.1136/sti.2007.029058. Epub 2008 Feb 18.

PMID:
18283094
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32.

The influence of concomitant HIV infection on the serological diagnosis of primary syphilis in southern Africa.

Ballard RC, Koornhof HJ, Chen CY, Radebe F, Fehler HG, Htun Y.

S Afr Med J. 2007 Nov;97(11 Pt 3):1151-4.

PMID:
18250927
33.

On-site rapid antenatal syphilis screening with an immunochromatographic strip improves case detection and treatment in rural South African clinics.

Bronzan RN, Mwesigwa-Kayongo DC, Narkunas D, Schmid GP, Neilsen GA, Ballard RC, Karuhije P, Ddamba J, Nombekela E, Hoyi G, Dlali P, Makwedini N, Fehler HG, Blandford JM, Ryan C.

Sex Transm Dis. 2007 Jul;34(7 Suppl):S55-60.

PMID:
17139234
34.

A multi-centre evaluation of nine rapid, point-of-care syphilis tests using archived sera.

Herring AJ, Ballard RC, Pope V, Adegbola RA, Changalucha J, Fitzgerald DW, Hook EW 3rd, Kubanova A, Mananwatte S, Pape JW, Sturm AW, West B, Yin YP, Peeling RW.

Sex Transm Infect. 2006 Dec;82 Suppl 5:v7-12. Epub 2006 Nov 21.

35.

Comparison of a TaqMan-based real-time polymerase chain reaction with conventional tests for the detection of Trichomonas vaginalis.

Pillay A, Radebe F, Fehler G, Htun Y, Ballard RC.

Sex Transm Infect. 2007 Apr;83(2):126-9. Epub 2006 Nov 7.

36.

The molecular diagnosis of lymphogranuloma venereum: evaluation of a real-time multiplex polymerase chain reaction test using rectal and urethral specimens.

Chen CY, Chi KH, Alexander S, Martin IM, Liu H, Ison CA, Ballard RC.

Sex Transm Dis. 2007 Jul;34(7):451-5.

PMID:
17075436
37.

Diagnosis of gastric syphilis by direct immunofluorescence staining and real-time PCR testing.

Chen CY, Chi KH, George RW, Cox DL, Srivastava A, Rui Silva M, Carneiro F, Lauwers GY, Ballard RC.

J Clin Microbiol. 2006 Sep;44(9):3452-6.

38.

The epidemiology of HIV-1 infection in northern Tanzania: results from a community-based study.

Kapiga SH, Sam NE, Mlay J, Aboud S, Ballard RC, Shao JF, Larsen U.

AIDS Care. 2006 May;18(4):379-87.

PMID:
16809117
39.

A Community-based study of risk factors for Trichomonas vaginalis infection among women and their male partners in Moshi urban district, northern Tanzania.

Klinger EV, Kapiga SH, Sam NE, Aboud S, Chen CY, Ballard RC, Larsen U.

Sex Transm Dis. 2006 Dec;33(12):712-8.

PMID:
16755271
40.

Azithromycin versus penicillin for early syphilis.

Ballard RC, Berman SM, Fenton KA.

N Engl J Med. 2006 Jan 12;354(2):203-5; author reply 203-5. No abstract available.

PMID:
16407519
41.

Risk factors for HIV infection among sex workers in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Dunkle KL, Beksinska ME, Rees VH, Ballard RC, Htun Y, Wilson ML.

Int J STD AIDS. 2005 Mar;16(3):256-61.

PMID:
15829029
42.

Evaluation of Xenostrip-Tv, a rapid diagnostic test for Trichomonas vaginalis infection.

Pillay A, Lewis J, Ballard RC.

J Clin Microbiol. 2004 Aug;42(8):3853-6.

43.

Increasing relative prevalence of HSV-2 infection among men with genital ulcers from a mining community in South Africa.

Lai W, Chen CY, Morse SA, Htun Y, Fehler HG, Liu H, Ballard RC.

Sex Transm Infect. 2003 Jun;79(3):202-7.

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45.

Syndromic case management of STDs in Africa.

Ballard RC.

Afr Health. 1998 Mar;20(3):13-5.

PMID:
12348789
46.

Coexistence of urethritis with genital ulcer disease in South Africa: influence on provision of syndromic management.

Ballard RC, Fehler HG, Htun Y, Radebe F, Jensen JS, Taylor-Robinson D.

Sex Transm Infect. 2002 Aug;78(4):274-7.

47.

Observations on the microbiology of urethritis in black South African men.

Taylor-Robinson D, Jensen JS, Fehler G, Radebe F, Ballard RC.

Int J STD AIDS. 2002 May;13(5):323-5.

PMID:
11972936
48.

Molecular typing of Treponema pallidum in South Africa: cross-sectional studies.

Pillay A, Liu H, Ebrahim S, Chen CY, Lai W, Fehler G, Ballard RC, Steiner B, Sturm AW, Morse SA.

J Clin Microbiol. 2002 Jan;40(1):256-8.

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50.

STD care in the South African private health sector.

Schneider H, Blaauw D, Dartnall E, Coetzee DJ, Ballard RC.

S Afr Med J. 2001 Feb;91(2):151-6.

PMID:
11288398

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