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Bacterial next generation sequencing (NGS) made easy.

Tassios PT, Moran-Gilad J.

Clin Microbiol Infect. 2018 Apr;24(4):332-334. doi: 10.1016/j.cmi.2018.03.001. No abstract available.


Difficile indeed.

Tassios PT.

Euro Surveill. 2016 Jul 21;21(29). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2016.21.29.30290. No abstract available. Erratum in: Euro Surveill. 2016 Jul 28;21(30):.


Parasitic infections: their position and impact in the postindustrial world.

Piperaki ET, Tassios PT.

Clin Microbiol Infect. 2016 Jun;22(6):469-70. doi: 10.1016/j.cmi.2016.04.020. Epub 2016 May 10. No abstract available.


Guidelines in infectious diseases: how reliable are they?

Paul M, Roilides E, Tassios PT.

Clin Microbiol Infect. 2013 Dec;19(12):1093-5. doi: 10.1111/1469-0691.12424. No abstract available.


Differences in the epidemiology between paediatric and adult invasive Streptococcus pyogenes infections.

Zachariadou L, Stathi A, Tassios PT, Pangalis A, Legakis NJ, Papaparaskevas J; Hellenic Strep-Euro Study Group.

Epidemiol Infect. 2014 Mar;142(3):512-9. doi: 10.1017/S0950268813001386. Epub 2013 Jun 7.


Carbapenemases in Klebsiella pneumoniae and other Enterobacteriaceae: an evolving crisis of global dimensions.

Tzouvelekis LS, Markogiannakis A, Psichogiou M, Tassios PT, Daikos GL.

Clin Microbiol Rev. 2012 Oct;25(4):682-707. doi: 10.1128/CMR.05035-11. Review.


Does it ever make sense to treat a bacterial infection with a drug against which the responsible pathogen possesses a resistance mechanism?

Tassios PT, Miriagou V.

Clin Microbiol Infect. 2011 Aug;17(8):1126-7. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-0691.2011.03579.x. Epub 2011 Jun 20. No abstract available.


Evolution and spread of a multidrug-resistant Proteus mirabilis clone with chromosomal AmpC-type cephalosporinases in Europe.

D'Andrea MM, Literacka E, Zioga A, Giani T, Baraniak A, Fiett J, Sadowy E, Tassios PT, Rossolini GM, Gniadkowski M, Miriagou V.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2011 Jun;55(6):2735-42. doi: 10.1128/AAC.01736-10. Epub 2011 Mar 14.


Two successfully treated cases of Staphylococcus lugdunensis endocarditis.

Chatzigeorgiou KS, Ikonomopoulou C, Kalogeropoulou S, Siafakas N, Giannopoulos G, Antoniadou A, Tassios PT, Tarpatzi E, Giannitsioti E, Vlachakos D, Ikonomopoulos T, Petinaki E, Zerva L.

Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2010 Dec;68(4):445-8. doi: 10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2010.07.018.


Risk factors for bloodstream infection with Klebsiella pneumoniae producing VIM-1 metallo-beta-lactamase.

Daikos GL, Vryonis E, Psichogiou M, Tzouvelekis LS, Liatis S, Petrikkos P, Kosmidis C, Tassios PT, Bamias G, Skoutelis A.

J Antimicrob Chemother. 2010 Apr;65(4):784-8. doi: 10.1093/jac/dkq005. Epub 2010 Jan 27.


Hard to swallow--emerging and re-emerging issues in foodborne infection.

Tassios PT, Kerr KG.

Clin Microbiol Infect. 2010 Jan;16(1):1-2. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-0691.2009.03112.x. No abstract available.


Prevalence and characterization of class 1 integrons in Escherichia coli of poultry and human origin.

Vasilakopoulou A, Psichogiou M, Tzouvelekis L, Tassios PT, Kosmidis C, Petrikkos G, Roma ES, Charvalos E, Passiotou M, Avlami A, Daikos GL.

Foodborne Pathog Dis. 2009 Dec;6(10):1211-8. doi: 10.1089/fpd.2009.0281.


Prospective observational study of the impact of VIM-1 metallo-beta-lactamase on the outcome of patients with Klebsiella pneumoniae bloodstream infections.

Daikos GL, Petrikkos P, Psichogiou M, Kosmidis C, Vryonis E, Skoutelis A, Georgousi K, Tzouvelekis LS, Tassios PT, Bamia C, Petrikkos G.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2009 May;53(5):1868-73. doi: 10.1128/AAC.00782-08. Epub 2009 Feb 17.


Clinical and microbiological characteristics of severe Streptococcus pyogenes disease in Europe.

Luca-Harari B, Darenberg J, Neal S, Siljander T, Strakova L, Tanna A, Creti R, Ekelund K, Koliou M, Tassios PT, van der Linden M, Straut M, Vuopio-Varkila J, Bouvet A, Efstratiou A, Schalén C, Henriques-Normark B; Strep-EURO Study Group, Jasir A.

J Clin Microbiol. 2009 Apr;47(4):1155-65. doi: 10.1128/JCM.02155-08. Epub 2009 Jan 21.


Prevalence of emm types 1 and 12 from invasive Streptococcus pyogenes disease in Greece--results of enhanced surveillance.

Stathi A, Papaparaskevas J, Zachariadou L, Pangalis A, Legakis NJ, Tseleni-Kotsovili A; Hellenic Strep-EURO Study Group, Tassios PT.

Clin Microbiol Infect. 2008 Aug;14(8):808-12. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-0691.2008.02032.x.


Enhanced and earlier detection of bacteremia and fungemia by multiplex polymerase chain reaction: how much enhanced, how much earlier, and at what cost?

Falagas ME, Tassios PT.

Crit Care Med. 2008 May;36(5):1660-1. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0b013e31817045e5. No abstract available.


Ongoing epidemic of blaVIM-1-positive Klebsiella pneumoniae in Athens, Greece: a prospective survey.

Psichogiou M, Tassios PT, Avlamis A, Stefanou I, Kosmidis C, Platsouka E, Paniara O, Xanthaki A, Toutouza M, Daikos GL, Tzouvelekis LS.

J Antimicrob Chemother. 2008 Jan;61(1):59-63. Epub 2007 Nov 13.


Guidelines for the validation and application of typing methods for use in bacterial epidemiology.

van Belkum A, Tassios PT, Dijkshoorn L, Haeggman S, Cookson B, Fry NK, Fussing V, Green J, Feil E, Gerner-Smidt P, Brisse S, Struelens M; European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) Study Group on Epidemiological Markers (ESGEM).

Clin Microbiol Infect. 2007 Oct;13 Suppl 3:1-46.


Spread of the Streptococcus pneumoniae Taiwan19F-14 clone among children in Greece.

Mavroidi A, Paraskakis I, Pangalis A, Kirikou E, Charisiadou A, Athanasiou T, Tassios PT, Tzouvelekis LS.

Clin Microbiol Infect. 2007 Dec;13(12):1213-6. Epub 2007 Oct 18.


Enterobacteriaceae bloodstream infections: presence of integrons, risk factors, and outcome.

Daikos GL, Kosmidis C, Tassios PT, Petrikkos G, Vasilakopoulou A, Psychogiou M, Stefanou I, Avlami A, Katsilambros N.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2007 Jul;51(7):2366-72. Epub 2007 Apr 23.


Evaluation of molecular typing methods in characterizing a European collection of epidemic methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains: the HARMONY collection.

Cookson BD, Robinson DA, Monk AB, Murchan S, Deplano A, de Ryck R, Struelens MJ, Scheel C, Fussing V, Salmenlinna S, Vuopio-Varkila J, Cuny C, Witte W, Tassios PT, Legakis NJ, van Leeuwen W, van Belkum A, Vindel A, Garaizar J, Haeggman S, Olsson-Liljequist B, Ransjo U, Muller-Premru M, Hryniewicz W, Rossney A, O'Connell B, Short BD, Thomas J, O'Hanlon S, Enright MC.

J Clin Microbiol. 2007 Jun;45(6):1830-7. Epub 2007 Apr 11.


Sources of diversity of carbapenem resistance levels in Klebsiella pneumoniae carrying blaVIM-1.

Loli A, Tzouvelekis LS, Tzelepi E, Carattoli A, Vatopoulos AC, Tassios PT, Miriagou V.

J Antimicrob Chemother. 2006 Sep;58(3):669-72. Epub 2006 Jul 26.


Spread of efflux pump-overexpressing, non-metallo-beta-lactamase-producing, meropenem-resistant but ceftazidime-susceptible Pseudomonas aeruginosa in a region with blaVIM endemicity.

Pournaras S, Maniati M, Spanakis N, Ikonomidis A, Tassios PT, Tsakris A, Legakis NJ, Maniatis AN.

J Antimicrob Chemother. 2005 Oct;56(4):761-4. Epub 2005 Aug 22.


Repeated occurrence of diverse extended-spectrum beta-lactamases in minor serotypes of food-borne Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica.

Politi L, Tassios PT, Lambiri M, Kansouzidou A, Pasiotou M, Vatopoulos AC, Mellou K, Legakis NJ, Tzouvelekis LS.

J Clin Microbiol. 2005 Jul;43(7):3453-6.


Panresistance in VIM-1-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae.

Miriagou V, Tzelepi E, Daikos GL, Tassios PT, Tzouvelekis LS.

J Antimicrob Chemother. 2005 May;55(5):810-1. Epub 2005 Mar 16. No abstract available.


Dissemination of vancomycin-resistant enterococci among haemodialysis patients in Athens, Greece.

Kalocheretis P, Baimakou E, Zerbala S, Papaparaskevas J, Makriniotou I, Tassios PT, Iatrou C, Kouskouni E, Zerva L.

J Antimicrob Chemother. 2004 Dec;54(6):1031-4. Epub 2004 Oct 21.


Validation of a PCR-based method for detection of food-borne thermotolerant campylobacters in a multicenter collaborative trial.

Josefsen MH, Cook N, D'Agostino M, Hansen F, Wagner M, Demnerova K, Heuvelink AE, Tassios PT, Lindmark H, Kmet V, Barbanera M, Fach P, Loncarevic S, Hoorfar J.

Appl Environ Microbiol. 2004 Jul;70(7):4379-83.


Expanded-spectrum cephalosporin resistance in non-typhoid Salmonella.

Miriagou V, Tassios PT, Legakis NJ, Tzouvelekis LS.

Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2004 Jun;23(6):547-55. Review.


Prevalence and characterization of the mechanisms of macrolide, lincosamide and streptogramin resistance in viridans group streptococci.

Ioannidou S, Papaparaskevas J, Tassios PT, Foustoukou M, Legakis NJ, Vatopoulos AC.

Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2003 Dec;22(6):626-9.


Infrequent detection of acquired metallo-beta-lactamases among carbapenem-resistant Pseudomonas isolates in a Greek hospital.

Tsakris A, Tassios PT, Polydorou F, Papa A, Malaka E, Antoniadis A, Legakis NJ.

Clin Microbiol Infect. 2003 Aug;9(8):846-51.


A common clone of erythromycin-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae in Greece and the UK.

Fotopoulou N, Tassios PT, Beste DV, Ioannidou S, Efstratiou A, Lawrence ER, Papaparaskevas J, George RC, Legakis NJ.

Clin Microbiol Infect. 2003 Sep;9(9):924-9.


Evaluation of the polymorphisms associated with tandem repeats for Pseudomonas aeruginosa strain typing.

Onteniente L, Brisse S, Tassios PT, Vergnaud G.

J Clin Microbiol. 2003 Nov;41(11):4991-7.


In vitro activity of telithromycin (HMR 3647) against Greek Streptococcus pyogenes and Streptococcus pneumoniae clinical isolates with different macrolide susceptibilities.

Ioannidou S, Tassios PT, Zachariadou L, Salem Z, Kanelopoulou M, Kanavaki S, Chronopoulou G, Petropoulou N, Foustoukou M, Pangalis A, Trikka-Graphakos E, Papafraggas E, Vatopoulos AC.

Clin Microbiol Infect. 2003 Jul;9(7):704-7.


Multiresistant Acinetobacter baumannii isolates in intensive care units in Greece.

Maniatis AN, Pournaras S, Orkopoulou S, Tassios PT, Legakis NJ; Bacterial Resistance Study Group.

Clin Microbiol Infect. 2003 Jun;9(6):547-53.


Harmonization of pulsed-field gel electrophoresis protocols for epidemiological typing of strains of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: a single approach developed by consensus in 10 European laboratories and its application for tracing the spread of related strains.

Murchan S, Kaufmann ME, Deplano A, de Ryck R, Struelens M, Zinn CE, Fussing V, Salmenlinna S, Vuopio-Varkila J, El Solh N, Cuny C, Witte W, Tassios PT, Legakis N, van Leeuwen W, van Belkum A, Vindel A, Laconcha I, Garaizar J, Haeggman S, Olsson-Liljequist B, Ransjo U, Coombes G, Cookson B.

J Clin Microbiol. 2003 Apr;41(4):1574-85.


Standardization of diagnostic PCR for the detection of foodborne pathogens.

Malorny B, Tassios PT, Rådström P, Cook N, Wagner M, Hoorfar J.

Int J Food Microbiol. 2003 May 25;83(1):39-48. Review.


Predominance of two M-types among erythromycin-resistant group A Streptococci from Greek children.

Zachariadou L, Papaparaskevas J, Paraskakis I, Efstratiou A, Pangalis A, Legakis NJ, Tassios PT.

Clin Microbiol Infect. 2003 Apr;9(4):310-4.


Resistance to beta-lactams among blood isolates of Salmonella spp. in European hospitals: results from the SENTRY Antimicrobial Surveillance Program 1997-98.

Tzouvelekis LS, Lukova V, Tassios PT, Fluit AC, Jones RN, Legakis NJ.

Clin Microbiol Infect. 2003 Feb;9(2):149-52.


Epidemiology of multiresistant Enterococcus avium isolates in a Greek tertiary care hospital.

Papaparaskevas J, Tassios PT, Kalapothaki V, Avlami A, Legakis NJ, Vatopoulos AC.

Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2002 Dec;20(6):432-7.


Multidrug and broad-spectrum cephalosporin resistance among Salmonella enterica serotype enteritidis clinical isolates in southern Italy.

Villa L, Mammina C, Miriagou V, Tzouvelekis LS, Tassios PT, Nastasi A, Carattoli A.

J Clin Microbiol. 2002 Jul;40(7):2662-5.


Extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae in a neonatal intensive care unit in the high-prevalence area of Athens, Greece.

Lebessi E, Dellagrammaticas H, Tassios PT, Tzouvelekis LS, Ioannidou S, Foustoukou M, Legakis NJ.

J Clin Microbiol. 2002 Mar;40(3):799-804.


Antibiotic resistance rates and macrolide resistance phenotypes of viridans group streptococci from the oropharynx of healthy Greek children.

Ioannidou S, Tassios PT, Kotsovili-Tseleni A, Foustoukou M, Legakis NJ, Vatopoulos A.

Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2001 Mar;17(3):195-201.


Comparison of Mycobacterium avium isolates from Greek AIDS and human immunodeficiency virus-negative patients by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis.

Kyriakopoulos AM, Matsiota-Bernard P, Marinis E, Legakis NJ, Tassios PT.

Clin Microbiol Infect. 2000 Sep;6(9):490-5.


Serotype, biotype and genomic DNA XbaI restriction fragment analysis of Yersinia enterocolitica, isolated from infected beta-thalassemic and nonthalassemic children in Greece.

Kyriazi Z, Chatzipanagiotou S, Trikka-Graphakos E, Legakis NJ, Tassios PT.

Clin Microbiol Infect. 2000 Mar;6(3):157-8. No abstract available.


Molecular typing of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis: comparison of results obtained in a multilaboratory effort using identical protocols and MRSA strains.

Chung M, de Lencastre H, Matthews P, Tomasz A, Adamsson I, Aires de Sousa M, Camou T, Cocuzza C, Corso A, Couto I, Dominguez A, Gniadkowski M, Goering R, Gomes A, Kikuchi K, Marchese A, Mato R, Melter O, Oliveira D, Palacio R, Sá-Leão R, Santos Sanches I, Song JH, Tassios PT, Villari P; Multilaboratory Project Collaborators.

Microb Drug Resist. 2000 Fall;6(3):189-98.


In vivo deletion of the methicillin resistance mec region from the chromosome of Staphylococcus aureus strains.

Deplano A, Tassios PT, Glupczynski Y, Godfroid E, Struelens MJ.

J Antimicrob Chemother. 2000 Oct;46(4):617-20.


Multicenter evaluation of epidemiological typing of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains by repetitive-element PCR analysis. The European Study Group on Epidemiological Markers of the ESCMID.

Deplano A, Schuermans A, Van Eldere J, Witte W, Meugnier H, Etienne J, Grundmann H, Jonas D, Noordhoek GT, Dijkstra J, van Belkum A, van Leeuwen W, Tassios PT, Legakis NJ, van der Zee A, Bergmans A, Blanc DS, Tenover FC, Cookson BC, O'Neil G, Struelens MJ.

J Clin Microbiol. 2000 Oct;38(10):3527-33.


Characterization of Neisseria gonorrhoeae strains with decreased susceptibility to fluoroquinolones isolated in Greece from 1996 to 1999.

Mavroidi A, Tzouvelekis LS, Tassios PT, Flemetakis A, Daniilidou M, Tzelepi E.

J Clin Microbiol. 2000 Sep;38(9):3489-91.


Extended spectrum beta-lactamases in salmonella strains isolated in Austria.

Lukova V, Tzouvelekis LS, Tassios PT, Thiel W.

Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2000 Jul;15(2):155-6. No abstract available.


CTX-M-type beta-lactamases: an emerging group of extended-spectrum enzymes.

Tzouvelekis LS, Tzelepi E, Tassios PT, Legakis NJ.

Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2000 Mar;14(2):137-42.


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