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Worsening epidemiological situation of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae in Europe, assessment by national experts from 37 countries, July 2018.

Brolund A, Lagerqvist N, Byfors S, Struelens MJ, Monnet DL, Albiger B, Kohlenberg A; European Antimicrobial Resistance Genes Surveillance Network EURGen-Net Capacity Survey Group.

Euro Surveill. 2019 Feb;24(9). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2019.24.9.1900123.


Investing in Public Health Microbiology Laboratories in Western Balkan Countries Enhances Health Security From Communicable Disease Threats in Europe.

Bajoriniene A, Leitmeyer KC, Struelens MJ, Kokki MH; Observers and Alternate Observers to the ECDC National Microbiology Focal Points in Western Balkan Countries.

Front Public Health. 2019 Feb 4;7:8. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2019.00008. eCollection 2019.


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.


Candida auris: epidemiological situation, laboratory capacity and preparedness in European Union and European Economic Area countries, 2013 to 2017.

Kohlenberg A, Struelens MJ, Monnet DL, Plachouras D; The Candida Auris Survey Collaborative Group.

Euro Surveill. 2018 Mar;23(13). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2018.23.13.18-00136.


Networking of Public Health Microbiology Laboratories Bolsters Europe's Defenses against Infectious Diseases.

Albiger B, Revez J, Leitmeyer KC, Struelens MJ.

Front Public Health. 2018 Feb 26;6:46. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2018.00046. eCollection 2018.


Control of Infectious Diseases in the Era of European Clinical Microbiology Laboratory Consolidation: New Challenges and Opportunities for the Patient and for Public Health Surveillance.

Vandenberg O, Kozlakidis Z, Schrenzel J, Struelens MJ, Breuer J.

Front Med (Lausanne). 2018 Feb 2;5:15. doi: 10.3389/fmed.2018.00015. eCollection 2018.


Survey on the Use of Whole-Genome Sequencing for Infectious Diseases Surveillance: Rapid Expansion of European National Capacities, 2015-2016.

Revez J, Espinosa L, Albiger B, Leitmeyer KC, Struelens MJ; ECDC National Microbiology Focal Points and Experts Group.

Front Public Health. 2017 Dec 18;5:347. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2017.00347. eCollection 2017.


Livestock-associated meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) among human MRSA isolates, European Union/European Economic Area countries, 2013.

Kinross P, Petersen A, Skov R, Van Hauwermeiren E, Pantosti A, Laurent F, Voss A, Kluytmans J, Struelens MJ, Heuer O, Monnet DL; The European Human LA-Mrsa Study Group.

Euro Surveill. 2017 Nov;22(44). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2017.22.44.16-00696.


Mycobacterium chimaera infections associated with heater-cooler units (HCU): closing another loophole in patient safety.

Struelens MJ, Plachouras D.

Euro Surveill. 2016 Nov 17;21(46). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2016.21.46.30397. No abstract available. Erratum in: Euro Surveill. 2016 Nov 24;21(47):.


Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae in Europe: assessment by national experts from 38 countries, May 2015.

Albiger B, Glasner C, Struelens MJ, Grundmann H, Monnet DL; European Survey of Carbapenemase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae (EuSCAPE) working group.

Euro Surveill. 2015;20(45). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2015.20.45.30062. Erratum in: Euro Surveill. 2015;20(49). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2015.20.49.30089. Euro Surveill. 2016 Sep 22;21(38):.


Widespread implementation of EUCAST breakpoints for antibacterial susceptibility testing in Europe.

Brown D, Canton R, Dubreuil L, Gatermann S, Giske C, MacGowan A, Martinez-Martinez L, Mouton J, Skov R, Steinbakk M, Walton C, Heuer O, Struelens MJ, Diaz Hogberg L, Kahlmeter G.

Euro Surveill. 2015 Jan 15;20(2). pii: 21008.


Laboratory capability and surveillance testing for Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus infection in the WHO European Region, June 2013.

Pereyaslov D, Rosin P, Palm D, Zeller H, Gross D, Brown CS, Struelens MJ; MERS-CoV Working Group.

Euro Surveill. 2014 Oct 9;19(40):20923.


Dual-use research debates and public health: better integration would do no harm.

Suk JE, Bartels C, Broberg E, Struelens MJ, Ozin AJ.

Front Public Health. 2014 Sep 12;2:114. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2014.00114. eCollection 2014. No abstract available.


Systematic literature analysis and review of targeted preventive measures to limit healthcare-associated infections by meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

Kock R, Becker K, Cookson B, van Gemert-Pijnen JE, Harbarth S, Kluytmans J, Mielke M, Peters G, Skov RL, Struelens MJ, Tacconelli E, Witte W, Friedrich AW.

Euro Surveill. 2014 Jul 24;19(29). pii: 20860. Review.


Multidisciplinary investigation of a multicountry outbreak of Salmonella Stanley infections associated with turkey meat in the European Union, August 2011 to January 2013.

Kinross P, van Alphen L, Martinez Urtaza J, Struelens M, Takkinen J, Coulombier D, Makela P, Bertrand S, Mattheus W, Schmid D, Kanitz E, Rucker V, Krisztalovics K, Paszti J, Szogyenyi Z, Lancz Z, Rabsch W, Pfefferkorn B, Hiller P, Mooijman K, Gossner C.

Euro Surveill. 2014 May 15;19(19). pii: 20801.


Impact of rapid molecular screening at hospital admission on nosocomial transmission of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: cluster randomised trial.

Roisin S, Laurent C, Denis O, Dramaix M, Nonhoff C, Hallin M, Byl B, Struelens MJ.

PLoS One. 2014 May 16;9(5):e96310. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0096310. eCollection 2014.


Strengthening the Reporting of Molecular Epidemiology for Infectious Diseases (STROME-ID): an extension of the STROBE statement.

Field N, Cohen T, Struelens MJ, Palm D, Cookson B, Glynn JR, Gallo V, Ramsay M, Sonnenberg P, Maccannell D, Charlett A, Egger M, Green J, Vineis P, Abubakar I.

Lancet Infect Dis. 2014 Apr;14(4):341-52. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(13)70324-4. Epub 2014 Mar 14. Review.


Laboratory preparedness in EU/EEA countries for detection of novel avian influenza A(H7N9) virus, May 2013.

Broberg E, Pereyaslov D, Struelens M, Palm D, Meijer A, Ellis J, Zambon M, McCauley J, Daniels R.

Euro Surveill. 2014 Jan 30;19(4). pii: 20682. No abstract available.


Phylogenetic analysis of Staphylococcus aureus CC398 reveals a sub-lineage epidemiologically associated with infections in horses.

Abdelbary MM, Wittenberg A, Cuny C, Layer F, Kurt K, Wieler LH, Walther B, Skov R, Larsen J, Hasman H, Fitzgerald JR, Smith TC, Wagenaar JA, Pantosti A, Hallin M, Struelens MJ, Edwards G, Böse R, Nübel U, Witte W.

PLoS One. 2014 Feb 4;9(2):e88083. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0088083. eCollection 2014.


Laboratory preparedness for detection and monitoring of Shiga toxin 2-producing Escherichia coli O104:H4 in Europe and response to the 2011 outbreak.

Rosin P, Niskanen T, Palm D, Struelens M, Takkinen J; Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli Experts of European Union Food- and Waterborne Diseases and Zoonoses Network.

Euro Surveill. 2013 Jun 20;18(25). pii: 20508.


Development and validation of potential structure indicators for evaluating antimicrobial stewardship programmes in European hospitals.

Buyle FM, Metz-Gercek S, Mechtler R, Kern WV, Robays H, Vogelaers D, Struelens MJ; members of the Antibiotic Strategy International (ABS) Quality Indicators Team.

Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2013 Sep;32(9):1161-70. doi: 10.1007/s10096-013-1862-4. Epub 2013 Mar 23.


Subpopulations of Staphylococcus aureus clonal complex 121 are associated with distinct clinical entities.

Kurt K, Rasigade JP, Laurent F, Goering RV, Žemličková H, Machova I, Struelens MJ, Zautner AE, Holtfreter S, Bröker B, Ritchie S, Reaksmey S, Limmathurotsakul D, Peacock SJ, Cuny C, Layer F, Witte W, Nübel U.

PLoS One. 2013;8(3):e58155. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0058155. Epub 2013 Mar 7.


Prevalence, risk factors and genetic diversity of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus carried by humans and animals across livestock production sectors.

Vandendriessche S, Vanderhaeghen W, Soares FV, Hallin M, Catry B, Hermans K, Butaye P, Haesebrouck F, Struelens MJ, Denis O.

J Antimicrob Chemother. 2013 Jul;68(7):1510-6. doi: 10.1093/jac/dkt047. Epub 2013 Feb 20.


From molecular to genomic epidemiology: transforming surveillance and control of infectious diseases.

Struelens MJ, Brisse S.

Euro Surveill. 2013 Jan 24;18(4):20386. No abstract available.


Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus clones circulating in Belgium from 2005 to 2009: changing epidemiology.

Brauner J, Hallin M, Deplano A, De Mendonça R, Nonhoff C, De Ryck R, Roisin S, Struelens MJ, Denis O.

Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2013 May;32(5):613-20. doi: 10.1007/s10096-012-1784-6. Epub 2012 Dec 13.


Laboratory capability for molecular detection and confirmation of novel coronavirus in Europe, November 2012.

Palm D, Pereyaslov D, Vaz J, Broberg E, Zeller H, Gross D, Brown CS, Struelens MJ; Joint ECDC-WHO Regional Office for Europe Novel Coronavirus Laboratory Survey participants; ECDC National Microbiology Focal Points; WHO European Region EuroFlu Network; European Network for Diagnostics of "Imported" Viral Diseases (ENIVD).

Euro Surveill. 2012 Dec 6;17(49). pii: 20335.


Prospective multicentre feasibility study of a quality of care indicator for intravenous to oral switch therapy with highly bioavailable antibiotics.

Buyle FM, Metz-Gercek S, Mechtler R, Kern WV, Robays H, Vogelaers D, Struelens MJ; Antibiotic Strategy International-ABS Quality Indicators Team.

J Antimicrob Chemother. 2012 Aug;67(8):2043-6. doi: 10.1093/jac/dks145. Epub 2012 May 7.


Previous healthcare exposure is the main antecedent for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus carriage on hospital admission in Belgium.

Vandendriessche S, Hallin M, Catry B, Jans B, Deplano A, Nonhoff C, Roisin S, De Mendonça R, Struelens MJ, Denis O.

Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2012 Sep;31(9):2283-92. doi: 10.1007/s10096-012-1567-0. Epub 2012 Mar 1.


Molecular epidemiology of human pathogens: how to translate breakthroughs into public health practice, Stockholm, November 2011.

Palm D, Johansson K, Ozin A, Friedrich A, Grundmann H, Larsson J, Struelens M.

Euro Surveill. 2012 Jan 12;17(2). pii: 20054. No abstract available.


Prevalence and antimicrobial susceptibility of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus among pigs in Belgium.

Crombé F, Willems G, Dispas M, Hallin M, Denis O, Suetens C, Gordts B, Struelens M, Butaye P.

Microb Drug Resist. 2012 Apr;18(2):125-31. doi: 10.1089/mdr.2011.0138. Epub 2011 Nov 16.


Positive predictive value of the Xpert MRSA assay diagnostic for universal patient screening at hospital admission: influence of the local ecology.

Roisin S, Laurent C, Nonhoff C, Deplano A, Hallin M, Byl B, Struelens MJ, Denis O.

Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2012 May;31(5):873-80. doi: 10.1007/s10096-011-1387-7. Epub 2011 Aug 28.


Controlled performance evaluation of the DiversiLab repetitive-sequence-based genotyping system for typing multidrug-resistant health care-associated bacterial pathogens.

Deplano A, Denis O, Rodriguez-Villalobos H, De Ryck R, Struelens MJ, Hallin M.

J Clin Microbiol. 2011 Oct;49(10):3616-20. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00528-11. Epub 2011 Aug 3.


Multidrug-resistant, extensively drug-resistant and pandrug-resistant bacteria: an international expert proposal for interim standard definitions for acquired resistance.

Magiorakos AP, Srinivasan A, Carey RB, Carmeli Y, Falagas ME, Giske CG, Harbarth S, Hindler JF, Kahlmeter G, Olsson-Liljequist B, Paterson DL, Rice LB, Stelling J, Struelens MJ, Vatopoulos A, Weber JT, Monnet DL.

Clin Microbiol Infect. 2012 Mar;18(3):268-81. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-0691.2011.03570.x. Epub 2011 Jul 27.


Livestock-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in humans, Europe.

van Cleef BA, Monnet DL, Voss A, Krziwanek K, Allerberger F, Struelens M, Zemlickova H, Skov RL, Vuopio-Varkila J, Cuny C, Friedrich AW, Spiliopoulou I, Pászti J, Hardardottir H, Rossney A, Pan A, Pantosti A, Borg M, Grundmann H, Mueller-Premru M, Olsson-Liljequist B, Widmer A, Harbarth S, Schweiger A, Unal S, Kluytmans JA.

Emerg Infect Dis. 2011 Mar;17(3):502-5. doi: 10.3201/eid1703.101036.


Update on screening and clinical diagnosis of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).

Harbarth S, Hawkey PM, Tenover F, Stefani S, Pantosti A, Struelens MJ.

Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2011 Feb;37(2):110-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ijantimicag.2010.10.022. Epub 2010 Dec 15. Review.


Diversity of accessory genome of human and livestock-associated ST398 methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains.

Hallin M, De Mendonça R, Denis O, Lefort A, El Garch F, Butaye P, Hermans K, Struelens MJ.

Infect Genet Evol. 2011 Mar;11(2):290-9. doi: 10.1016/j.meegid.2010.10.021. Epub 2010 Dec 9.


New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase 1-producing Enterobacteriaceae: emergence and response in Europe.

Struelens MJ, Monnet DL, Magiorakos AP, Santos O'Connor F, Giesecke J; European NDM-1 Survey Participants.

Euro Surveill. 2010 Nov 18;15(46). pii: 19716.


Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA): burden of disease and control challenges in Europe.

Köck R, Becker K, Cookson B, van Gemert-Pijnen JE, Harbarth S, Kluytmans J, Mielke M, Peters G, Skov RL, Struelens MJ, Tacconelli E, Navarro Torné A, Witte W, Friedrich AW.

Euro Surveill. 2010 Oct 14;15(41):19688. Review. Erratum in: Euro Surveill. 2010;15(42). pii: 19694.


Prevention of methicillin‐resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection: is Europe winning the fight?

Struelens MJ, Monnet D.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2010 Nov;31 Suppl 1:S42-4. doi: 10.1086/655997.


Evaluation of the Xpert MRSA assay for rapid detection of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus from nares swabs of geriatric hospitalized patients and failure to detect a specific SCCmec type IV variant.

Laurent C, Bogaerts P, Schoevaerdts D, Denis O, Deplano A, Swine C, Struelens MJ, Glupczynski Y.

Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2010 Aug;29(8):995-1002. doi: 10.1007/s10096-010-0958-3. Epub 2010 May 29.


Nationwide implementation of antibiotic management teams in Belgian hospitals: a self-reporting survey.

Van Gastel E, Costers M, Peetermans WE, Struelens MJ; Hospital Medicine Working Group of the Belgian Antibiotic Policy Coordination Committee.

J Antimicrob Chemother. 2010 Mar;65(3):576-80. doi: 10.1093/jac/dkp470. Epub 2010 Jan 6.


Antibiotic stewardship implementation in the EU: the way forward.

Allerberger F, Gareis R, Jindrák V, Struelens MJ.

Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther. 2009 Dec;7(10):1175-83. doi: 10.1586/eri.09.96.


Detection of microbial DNAemia: does it matter for sepsis management?

Struelens MJ.

Intensive Care Med. 2010 Feb;36(2):193-5. doi: 10.1007/s00134-009-1710-2. Epub 2009 Nov 19. No abstract available.


Molecular characterization of AmpC-producing Escherichia coli clinical isolates recovered at two Belgian hospitals.

Bogaerts P, Rodriguez-Villalobos H, Bauraing C, Deplano A, Laurent C, Berhin C, Struelens MJ, Glupczynski Y.

Pathol Biol (Paris). 2010 Feb;58(1):78-83. doi: 10.1016/j.patbio.2009.07.035. Epub 2009 Nov 4.


Epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) among residents of nursing homes in Belgium.

Denis O, Jans B, Deplano A, Nonhoff C, De Ryck R, Suetens C, Struelens MJ.

J Antimicrob Chemother. 2009 Dec;64(6):1299-306. doi: 10.1093/jac/dkp345. Epub 2009 Sep 24.


First case of bacteremia caused by Moellerella wisconsensis: case report and a review of the literature.

Cardentey-Reyes A, Jacobs F, Struelens MJ, Rodriguez-Villalobos H.

Infection. 2009 Dec;37(6):544-6. doi: 10.1007/s15010-009-8446-3. Review.


Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus ST398 in swine farm personnel, Belgium.

Denis O, Suetens C, Hallin M, Catry B, Ramboer I, Dispas M, Willems G, Gordts B, Butaye P, Struelens MJ.

Emerg Infect Dis. 2009 Jul;15(7):1098-101. doi: 10.3201/eid1507.080652.


spa typing for epidemiological surveillance of Staphylococcus aureus.

Hallin M, Friedrich AW, Struelens MJ.

Methods Mol Biol. 2009;551:189-202. doi: 10.1007/978-1-60327-999-4_15.


Guidelines and indicators for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus control in hospitals: toward international agreement?

Struelens MJ.

Curr Opin Infect Dis. 2009 Aug;22(4):337-8. doi: 10.1097/QCO.0b013e32832dbae9. No abstract available.


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