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1.

The effect of the 10-valent pneumococcal non-typeable Haemophilus influenzae protein D conjugate vaccine (PHiD-CV) on H. influenzae in healthy carriers and middle ear infections in Iceland.

Sveinsdóttir H, Björnsdóttir JB, Erlendsdóttir H, Hjálmarsdóttir MÁ, Hrafnkelsson B, Haraldsson Á, Kristinsson KG, Haraldsson G.

J Clin Microbiol. 2019 May 8. pii: JCM.00116-19. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00116-19. [Epub ahead of print]

2.

Genomic Analyses of >3,100 Nasopharyngeal Pneumococci Revealed Significant Differences Between Pneumococci Recovered in Four Different Geographical Regions.

van Tonder AJ, Bray JE, Jolley KA, Jansen van Rensburg M, Quirk SJ, Haraldsson G, Maiden MCJ, Bentley SD, Haraldsson Á, Erlendsdóttir H, Kristinsson KG, Brueggemann AB.

Front Microbiol. 2019 Feb 25;10:317. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2019.00317. eCollection 2019.

3.

Integrated analysis of population genomics, transcriptomics and virulence provides novel insights into Streptococcus pyogenes pathogenesis.

Kachroo P, Eraso JM, Beres SB, Olsen RJ, Zhu L, Nasser W, Bernard PE, Cantu CC, Saavedra MO, Arredondo MJ, Strope B, Do H, Kumaraswami M, Vuopio J, Gröndahl-Yli-Hannuksela K, Kristinsson KG, Gottfredsson M, Pesonen M, Pensar J, Davenport ER, Clark AG, Corander J, Caugant DA, Gaini S, Magnussen MD, Kubiak SL, Nguyen HAT, Long SW, Porter AR, DeLeo FR, Musser JM.

Nat Genet. 2019 Mar;51(3):548-559. doi: 10.1038/s41588-018-0343-1. Epub 2019 Feb 18.

PMID:
30778225
4.

Increase in tympanostomy tube placements despite pneumococcal vaccination, a population-based study.

Eythorsson E, Sigurdsson S, Erlendsdóttir H, Hrafnkelsson B, Kristinsson KG, Haraldsson Á.

Acta Paediatr. 2019 Jan 22. doi: 10.1111/apa.14724. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID:
30667099
5.

Vaccination of Icelandic Children with the 10-Valent Pneumococcal Vaccine Leads to a Significant Herd Effect among Adults in Iceland.

Quirk SJ, Haraldsson G, Hjálmarsdóttir MÁ, van Tonder AJ, Hrafnkelsson B, Bentley SD, Haraldsson Á, Erlendsdóttir H, Brueggemann AB, Kristinsson KG.

J Clin Microbiol. 2019 Mar 28;57(4). pii: e01766-18. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01766-18. Print 2019 Apr.

6.

Attributable deaths and disability-adjusted life-years caused by infections with antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the EU and the European Economic Area in 2015: a population-level modelling analysis.

Cassini A, Högberg LD, Plachouras D, Quattrocchi A, Hoxha A, Simonsen GS, Colomb-Cotinat M, Kretzschmar ME, Devleesschauwer B, Cecchini M, Ouakrim DA, Oliveira TC, Struelens MJ, Suetens C, Monnet DL; Burden of AMR Collaborative Group.

Lancet Infect Dis. 2019 Jan;19(1):56-66. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(18)30605-4. Epub 2018 Nov 5.

7.

Group B Streptococcal Neonatal and Early Infancy Infections in Iceland, 1976-2015.

Björnsdóttir ES, Martins ER, Erlendsdóttir H, Haraldsson G, Melo-Cristino J, Ramirez M, Kristinsson KG.

Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2019 Jun;38(6):620-624. doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000002214.

PMID:
30299423
8.

Impact of the 10-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine on antimicrobial prescriptions in young children: a whole population study.

Eythorsson E, Sigurdsson S, Hrafnkelsson B, Erlendsdóttir H, Haraldsson Á, Kristinsson KG.

BMC Infect Dis. 2018 Oct 4;18(1):505. doi: 10.1186/s12879-018-3416-y.

9.

Effect of Vaccination on Pneumococci Isolated from the Nasopharynx of Healthy Children and the Middle Ear of Children with Otitis Media in Iceland.

Quirk SJ, Haraldsson G, Erlendsdóttir H, Hjálmarsdóttir MÁ, van Tonder AJ, Hrafnkelsson B, Sigurdsson S, Bentley SD, Haraldsson Á, Brueggemann AB, Kristinsson KG.

J Clin Microbiol. 2018 Nov 27;56(12). pii: e01046-18. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01046-18. Print 2018 Dec.

10.

Streptococcus pneumoniae: Antimicrobial Resistance and Serotypes of Strains Carried by Children and Causing Invasive Disease in the Faroe Islands.

Magnussen MD, Erlendsdóttir H, Gaini S, Gudnason T, Kristinsson KG.

Microb Drug Resist. 2018 Jun 19. doi: 10.1089/mdr.2018.0100. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID:
29920161
11.

Do medical students feel prepared to prescribe antibiotics responsibly? Results from a cross-sectional survey in 29 European countries.

Dyar OJ, Nathwani D, Monnet DL, Gyssens IC, Stålsby Lundborg C, Pulcini C; ESGAP Student-PREPARE Working Group .

J Antimicrob Chemother. 2018 Aug 1;73(8):2236-2242. doi: 10.1093/jac/dky150.

PMID:
29746647
12.

Reduction in All-Cause Acute Otitis Media in Children <3 Years of Age in Primary Care Following Vaccination With 10-Valent Pneumococcal Haemophilus influenzae Protein-D Conjugate Vaccine: A Whole-Population Study.

Sigurdsson S, Eythorsson E, Hrafnkelsson B, Erlendsdóttir H, Kristinsson KG, Haraldsson Á.

Clin Infect Dis. 2018 Sep 28;67(8):1213-1219. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciy233.

PMID:
29617959
13.

Incidence, Etiology, and Outcomes of Community-Acquired Pneumonia: A Population-Based Study.

Bjarnason A, Westin J, Lindh M, Andersson LM, Kristinsson KG, Löve A, Baldursson O, Gottfredsson M.

Open Forum Infect Dis. 2018 Feb 8;5(2):ofy010. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofy010. eCollection 2018 Feb.

14.

Decreased Acute Otitis Media With Treatment Failure After Introduction of the Ten-valent Pneumococcal Haemophilus influenzae Protein D Conjugate Vaccine.

Eythorsson E, Hrafnkelsson B, Erlendsdóttir H, Gudmundsson SA, Kristinsson KG, Haraldsson Á.

Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2018 Apr;37(4):361-366. doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000001870.

PMID:
29278616
15.

Pneumococcal vaccination: Direct and herd effect on carriage of vaccine types and antibiotic resistance in Icelandic children.

Sigurdsson S, Erlendsdóttir H, Quirk SJ, Kristjánsson J, Hauksson K, Andrésdóttir BDI, Jónsson AJ, Halldórsson KH, Sæmundsson Á, Ólason ÓH, Hrafnkelsson B, Kristinsson KG, Haraldsson Á.

Vaccine. 2017 Sep 18;35(39):5242-5248. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2017.08.020. Epub 2017 Aug 18.

16.

Antibacterial Susceptibilities of Escherichia coli from Community-Acquired Urinary Tract Infections in the Faroe Islands, Associations with Antibacterial Sales, and Comparison with Iceland and Denmark.

Magnussen MD, Gislason H, Gaini S, Kristinsson KG.

Microb Drug Resist. 2018 Jan/Feb;24(1):40-47. doi: 10.1089/mdr.2017.0034. Epub 2017 May 24.

PMID:
28537778
17.

Putatively novel serotypes and the potential for reduced vaccine effectiveness: capsular locus diversity revealed among 5405 pneumococcal genomes.

van Tonder AJ, Bray JE, Quirk SJ, Haraldsson G, Jolley KA, Maiden MCJ, Hoffmann S, Bentley SD, Haraldsson Á, Erlendsdóttir H, Kristinsson KG, Brueggemann AB.

Microb Genom. 2016 Oct 1;2(10):000090. doi: 10.1099/mgen.0.000090.

18.

Comparison of Serotype Prevalence of Pneumococci Isolated from Middle Ear, Lower Respiratory Tract and Invasive Disease Prior to Vaccination in Iceland.

Hjálmarsdóttir MÁ, Quirk SJ, Haraldsson G, Erlendsdóttir H, Haraldsson Á, Kristinsson KG.

PLoS One. 2017 Jan 26;12(1):e0169210. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0169210. eCollection 2017.

19.

Utility of oropharyngeal real-time PCR for S. pneumoniae and H. influenzae for diagnosis of pneumonia in adults.

Bjarnason A, Lindh M, Westin J, Andersson LM, Baldursson O, Kristinsson KG, Gottfredsson M.

Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2017 Mar;36(3):529-536. doi: 10.1007/s10096-016-2829-z. Epub 2016 Nov 7.

20.

[Inadequate isolation facilities at Landspitali University Hospital, a threat to patient safety [Editorial]].

Kristinsson KG.

Laeknabladid. 2016 Jun;102(6):267. doi: 10.17992/lbl.2016.06.82. Icelandic. No abstract available.

PMID:
27295142
21.

Transcriptome Remodeling Contributes to Epidemic Disease Caused by the Human Pathogen Streptococcus pyogenes.

Beres SB, Kachroo P, Nasser W, Olsen RJ, Zhu L, Flores AR, de la Riva I, Paez-Mayorga J, Jimenez FE, Cantu C, Vuopio J, Jalava J, Kristinsson KG, Gottfredsson M, Corander J, Fittipaldi N, Di Luca MC, Petrelli D, Vitali LA, Raiford A, Jenkins L, Musser JM.

MBio. 2016 May 31;7(3). pii: e00403-16. doi: 10.1128/mBio.00403-16.

22.

Correction for van Tonder et al., Genomics Reveals the Worldwide Distribution of Multidrug-Resistant Serotype 6E Pneumococci.

van Tonder AJ, Bray JE, Roalfe L, White R, Zancolli M, Quirk SJ, Haraldsson G, Jolley KA, Maiden MCJ, Bentley SD, Haraldsson Á, Erlendsdóttir H, Kristinsson KG, Goldblatt D, Brueggemann AB.

J Clin Microbiol. 2016 Jun;54(6):1670. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00619-16. No abstract available.

23.

Whole-Genome Sequencing for Routine Pathogen Surveillance in Public Health: a Population Snapshot of Invasive Staphylococcus aureus in Europe.

Aanensen DM, Feil EJ, Holden MT, Dordel J, Yeats CA, Fedosejev A, Goater R, Castillo-Ramírez S, Corander J, Colijn C, Chlebowicz MA, Schouls L, Heck M, Pluister G, Ruimy R, Kahlmeter G, Åhman J, Matuschek E, Friedrich AW, Parkhill J, Bentley SD, Spratt BG, Grundmann H; European SRL Working Group.

MBio. 2016 May 5;7(3). pii: e00444-16. doi: 10.1128/mBio.00444-16.

24.

Antibacterial resistance in Streptococcus pyogenes (GAS) from healthy carriers and tonsillitis patients and association with antibacterial sale in the Faroe Islands.

Magnussen MD, Gaini S, Gislason H, Kristinsson KG.

APMIS. 2016 Apr;124(4):327-32. doi: 10.1111/apm.12513. Epub 2016 Feb 2.

PMID:
26833774
25.

HLA class II sequence variants influence tuberculosis risk in populations of European ancestry.

Sveinbjornsson G, Gudbjartsson DF, Halldorsson BV, Kristinsson KG, Gottfredsson M, Barrett JC, Gudmundsson LJ, Blondal K, Gylfason A, Gudjonsson SA, Helgadottir HT, Jonasdottir A, Jonasdottir A, Karason A, Kardum LB, Knežević J, Kristjansson H, Kristjansson M, Love A, Luo Y, Magnusson OT, Sulem P, Kong A, Masson G, Thorsteinsdottir U, Dembic Z, Nejentsev S, Blondal T, Jonsdottir I, Stefansson K.

Nat Genet. 2016 Mar;48(3):318-22. doi: 10.1038/ng.3498. Epub 2016 Feb 1.

26.

Cocolonization of Pneumococcal Serotypes in Healthy Children Attending Day Care Centers: Molecular Versus Conventional Methods.

Hjálmarsdóttir MÁ, Gumundsdóttir PF, Erlendsdóttir H, Kristinsson KG, Haraldsson G.

Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2016 May;35(5):477-80. doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000001059.

PMID:
26808723
27.

Decreased Incidence of Respiratory Infections in Children After Vaccination with Ten-valent Pneumococcal Vaccine.

Sigurdsson S, Kristinsson KG, Erlendsdóttir H, Hrafnkelsson B, Haraldsson Á.

Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2015 Dec;34(12):1385-90. doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000000899.

PMID:
26780024
28.

[Change in attitude towards antibiotic prescriptions among Icelandic general practitioners].

Matthíasdóttir AM, Guðnason T, Halldórsson M, Haraldsson Á, Kristinsson KG.

Laeknabladid. 2016 Jan;102(1):27-32. doi: 10.17992/lbl.2016.01.61. Icelandic.

PMID:
26734720
29.

Changing epidemiology of group B streptococcal infections among adults in Iceland: 1975-2014.

Björnsdóttir ES, Martins ER, Erlendsdóttir H, Haraldsson G, Melo-Cristino J, Kristinsson KG, Ramirez M.

Clin Microbiol Infect. 2016 Apr;22(4):379.e9-379.e16. doi: 10.1016/j.cmi.2015.11.020. Epub 2015 Dec 12.

30.

Public opinion on childhood immunisations in Iceland.

Óskarsson Ý, Guðnason Þ, Jónsdóttir GA, Kristinsson KG, Briem H, Haraldsson Á.

Vaccine. 2015 Dec 16;33(51):7211-7216. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2015.10.125. Epub 2015 Nov 10.

PMID:
26555350
31.

A molecular trigger for intercontinental epidemics of group A Streptococcus.

Zhu L, Olsen RJ, Nasser W, Beres SB, Vuopio J, Kristinsson KG, Gottfredsson M, Porter AR, DeLeo FR, Musser JM.

J Clin Invest. 2015 Sep;125(9):3545-59. doi: 10.1172/JCI82478. Epub 2015 Aug 10.

32.

[Infection risks associated with importation of fresh food in Iceland].

Kristinsson KG, Georgsson F.

Laeknabladid. 2015 Jun;101(6):313-9. Icelandic.

PMID:
26158536
33.

Genomics Reveals the Worldwide Distribution of Multidrug-Resistant Serotype 6E Pneumococci.

van Tonder AJ, Bray JE, Roalfe L, White R, Zancolli M, Quirk SJ, Haraldsson G, Jolley KA, Maiden MC, Bentley SD, Haraldsson Á, Erlendsdóttir H, Kristinsson KG, Goldblatt D, Brueggemann AB.

J Clin Microbiol. 2015 Jul;53(7):2271-85. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00744-15. Epub 2015 May 13. Erratum in: J Clin Microbiol. 2016 Jun;54(6):1670.

34.

Prevalence of pilus genes in pneumococci isolated from healthy preschool children in Iceland: association with vaccine serotypes and antibiotic resistance.

Hjálmarsdóttir MÁ, Pétursdóttir B, Erlendsdóttir H, Haraldsson G, Kristinsson KG.

J Antimicrob Chemother. 2015 Aug;70(8):2203-8. doi: 10.1093/jac/dkv096. Epub 2015 Apr 17.

PMID:
25888572
35.

Risk factors for death from invasive pneumococcal disease, Europe, 2010.

Navarro-Torné A, Dias JG, Hruba F, Lopalco PL, Pastore-Celentano L, Gauci AJ; Invasive Pneumococcal Disease Study Group.

Emerg Infect Dis. 2015 Mar;21(3):417-25. doi: 10.3201/eid2103.140634.

36.

Mortality in healthcare-associated pneumonia in a low resistance setting: a prospective observational study.

Bjarnason A, Asgeirsson H, Baldursson O, Kristinsson KG, Gottfredsson M.

Infect Dis (Lond). 2015 Mar;47(3):130-6. doi: 10.3109/00365548.2014.980842. Epub 2015 Jan 24.

37.

The dynamic changes of dominant clones of Staphylococcus aureus causing bloodstream infections in the European region: results of a second structured survey.

Grundmann H, Schouls LM, Aanensen DM, Pluister GN, Tami A, Chlebowicz M, Glasner C, Sabat AJ, Weist K, Heuer O, Friedrich AW; ESCMID Study Group on Molecular Epidemiological Markers; European Staphylococcal Reference Laboratory Working Group.

Euro Surveill. 2014 Dec 11;19(49). pii: 20987.

38.

Low mortality of Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia in Icelandic children: nationwide study on incidence and outcome.

Asgeirsson H, Gudlaugsson O, Kristinsson KG, Vilbergsson GR, Heiddal S, Haraldsson A, Weiland O, Kristjansson M.

Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2015 Feb;34(2):140-4. doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000000485.

PMID:
24992124
39.

Variable recombination dynamics during the emergence, transmission and 'disarming' of a multidrug-resistant pneumococcal clone.

Croucher NJ, Hanage WP, Harris SR, McGee L, van der Linden M, de Lencastre H, Sá-Leão R, Song JH, Ko KS, Beall B, Klugman KP, Parkhill J, Tomasz A, Kristinsson KG, Bentley SD.

BMC Biol. 2014 Jun 23;12:49. doi: 10.1186/1741-7007-12-49.

40.

Antibacterial use in the Faroe Islands, Iceland, and Denmark 1999-2011.

Magnussen MD, Gudnason T, Jensen US, Frimodt-Møller N, Kristinsson KG.

Scand J Infect Dis. 2014 Jul;46(7):502-7. doi: 10.3109/00365548.2014.902538. Epub 2014 May 16.

PMID:
24832850
41.

Invasive infections due to Streptococcus pyogenes: seasonal variation of severity and clinical characteristics, Iceland, 1975 to 2012.

Olafsdottir LB, Erlendsdóttir H, Melo-Cristino J, Weinberger DM, Ramirez M, Kristinsson KG, Gottfredsson M.

Euro Surveill. 2014 May 1;19(17):5-14. Erratum in: Euro Surveill. 2016;21(10). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2016.21.10.30158.

42.

Risk factors for nasopharyngeal carriage of Streptococcus pneumoniae and effects of a hygiene intervention: repeated cross-sectional cohort study at day care centres.

Gudnason T, Hrafnkelsson B, Laxdal B, Kristinsson KG.

Scand J Infect Dis. 2014 Jul;46(7):493-501. doi: 10.3109/00365548.2014.901553. Epub 2014 Apr 30.

PMID:
24779889
43.

Evolutionary pathway to increased virulence and epidemic group A Streptococcus disease derived from 3,615 genome sequences.

Nasser W, Beres SB, Olsen RJ, Dean MA, Rice KA, Long SW, Kristinsson KG, Gottfredsson M, Vuopio J, Raisanen K, Caugant DA, Steinbakk M, Low DE, McGeer A, Darenberg J, Henriques-Normark B, Van Beneden CA, Hoffmann S, Musser JM.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Apr 29;111(17):E1768-76. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1403138111. Epub 2014 Apr 14.

44.

Epidemiology of penicillin-non-susceptible pneumococci in Iceland, 1995-2010.

Hjálmarsdóttir MÁ, Kristinsson KG.

J Antimicrob Chemother. 2014 Apr;69(4):940-6. doi: 10.1093/jac/dkt470. Epub 2013 Dec 5.

PMID:
24311742
45.

Does hygiene intervention at day care centres reduce infectious illnesses in children? An intervention cohort study.

Gudnason T, Hrafnkelsson B, Laxdal B, Kristinsson KG.

Scand J Infect Dis. 2013 May;45(5):397-403. doi: 10.3109/00365548.2012.749424. Epub 2012 Dec 11.

PMID:
23227962
46.

Pneumococcal capsular switching: a historical perspective.

Wyres KL, Lambertsen LM, Croucher NJ, McGee L, von Gottberg A, Liñares J, Jacobs MR, Kristinsson KG, Beall BW, Klugman KP, Parkhill J, Hakenbeck R, Bentley SD, Brueggemann AB.

J Infect Dis. 2013 Feb 1;207(3):439-49. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jis703. Epub 2012 Nov 21. Erratum in: J Infect Dis. 2013 Oct 1;208(7):1187.

47.

The multidrug-resistant PMEN1 pneumococcus is a paradigm for genetic success.

Wyres KL, Lambertsen LM, Croucher NJ, McGee L, von Gottberg A, Liñares J, Jacobs MR, Kristinsson KG, Beall BW, Klugman KP, Parkhill J, Hakenbeck R, Bentley SD, Brueggemann AB.

Genome Biol. 2012 Nov 16;13(11):R103. doi: 10.1186/gb-2012-13-11-r103.

48.

Severity of influenza A 2009 (H1N1) pneumonia is underestimated by routine prediction rules. Results from a prospective, population-based study.

Bjarnason A, Thorleifsdottir G, Löve A, Gudnason JF, Asgeirsson H, Hallgrimsson KL, Kristjansdottir BS, Haraldsson G, Baldursson O, Kristinsson KG, Gottfredsson M.

PLoS One. 2012;7(10):e46816. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0046816. Epub 2012 Oct 11.

49.

Clinical significance of Staphylococcus aureus bacteriuria in a nationwide study of adults with S. aureus bacteraemia.

Asgeirsson H, Kristjansson M, Kristinsson KG, Gudlaugsson O.

J Infect. 2012 Jan;64(1):41-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jinf.2011.10.009. Epub 2011 Oct 25.

PMID:
22051916
50.

Can risk factors for infectious illnesses in children at day care centres be identified?

Gudnason T, Hrafnkelsson B, Laxdal B, Kristinsson KG.

Scand J Infect Dis. 2012 Feb;44(2):149-56. doi: 10.3109/00365548.2011.599331. Epub 2011 Aug 26.

PMID:
21867471

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