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1.

Increase of invasive meningococcal serogroup W disease in Europe, 2013 to 2017.

Krone M, Gray S, Abad R, Skoczyńska A, Stefanelli P, van der Ende A, Tzanakaki G, Mölling P, João Simões M, Křížová P, Emonet S, Caugant DA, Toropainen M, Vazquez J, Waśko I, Knol MJ, Jacobsson S, Rodrigues Bettencourt C, Musilek M, Born R, Vogel U, Borrow R.

Euro Surveill. 2019 Apr;24(14). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2019.24.14.1800245.

2.

Genetic Meningococcal Antigen Typing System (gMATS): A genotyping tool that predicts 4CMenB strain coverage worldwide.

Muzzi A, Brozzi A, Serino L, Bodini M, Abad R, Caugant D, Comanducci M, Lemos AP, Gorla MC, Křížová P, Mikula C, Mulhall R, Nissen M, Nohynek H, Simões MJ, Skoczyńska A, Stefanelli P, Taha MK, Toropainen M, Tzanakaki G, Vadivelu-Pechai K, Watson P, Vazquez JA, Rajam G, Rappuoli R, Borrow R, Medini D.

Vaccine. 2019 Feb 8;37(7):991-1000. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2018.12.061. Epub 2019 Jan 17.

3.

Characterization of meningococcal carriage isolates from Greece by whole genome sequencing: Implications for 4CMenB vaccine implementation.

Kesanopoulos K, Bratcher HB, Hong E, Xirogianni A, Papandreou A, Taha MK, Maiden MCJ, Tzanakaki G.

PLoS One. 2018 Dec 28;13(12):e0209919. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0209919. eCollection 2018.

4.

Establishment of the European meningococcal strain collection genome library (EMSC-GL) for the 2011 to 2012 epidemiological year.

Bratcher HB, Brehony C, Heuberger S, Pieridou-Bagatzouni D, Křížová P, Hoffmann S, Toropainen M, Taha MK, Claus H, Tzanakaki G, Erdôsi T, Galajeva J, van der Ende A, Skoczyńska A, Pana M, Vaculíková A, Paragi M, Maiden MC, Caugant DA.

Euro Surveill. 2018 May;23(20). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2018.23.20.17-00474.

5.

Age-specific application of neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio in meningitis: a nationwide study.

Mentis AA, Kyprianou MA, Tzanakaki G.

Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2017 Sep;36(9):1553-1557. doi: 10.1007/s10096-017-2967-y. Epub 2017 Mar 24.

PMID:
28337608
6.

Meningococcal Carriage in Military Recruits and University Students during the Pre MenB Vaccination Era in Greece (2014-2015).

Tryfinopoulou K, Kesanopoulos K, Xirogianni A, Marmaras N, Papandreou A, Papaevangelou V, Tsolia M, Jasir A, Tzanakaki G.

PLoS One. 2016 Dec 1;11(12):e0167404. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0167404. eCollection 2016.

7.

A Case-Control Study on the Risk Factors for Meningococcal Disease among Children in Greece.

Hadjichristodoulou C, Mpalaouras G, Vasilopoulou V, Katsioulis A, Rachiotis G, Theodoridou K, Tzanakaki G, Syriopoulou V, Theodoridou M.

PLoS One. 2016 Jun 28;11(6):e0158524. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0158524. eCollection 2016.

8.

Neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio in the differential diagnosis of acute bacterial meningitis.

Mentis AF, Kyprianou MA, Xirogianni A, Kesanopoulos K, Tzanakaki G.

Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2016 Mar;35(3):397-403. doi: 10.1007/s10096-015-2552-1. Epub 2016 Jan 20.

PMID:
26792137
9.

Meningococcal serogroup Y disease in Europe: Continuation of high importance in some European regions in 2013.

Bröker M, Emonet S, Fazio C, Jacobsson S, Koliou M, Kuusi M, Pace D, Paragi M, Pysik A, Simões MJ, Skoczynska A, Stefanelli P, Toropainen M, Taha MK, Tzanakaki G.

Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2015;11(9):2281-6. doi: 10.1080/21645515.2015.1051276.

10.

Diversity of Greek meningococcal serogroup B isolates and estimated coverage of the 4CMenB meningococcal vaccine.

Tzanakaki G, Hong E, Kesanopoulos K, Xirogianni A, Bambini S, Orlandi L, Comanducci M, Muzzi A, Taha MK.

BMC Microbiol. 2014 Apr 29;14:111. doi: 10.1186/1471-2180-14-111.

11.

Implications of differential age distribution of disease-associated meningococcal lineages for vaccine development.

Brehony C, Trotter CL, Ramsay ME, Chandra M, Jolley KA, van der Ende A, Carion F, Berthelsen L, Hoffmann S, Harðardóttir H, Vazquez JA, Murphy K, Toropainen M, Caniça M, Ferreira E, Diggle M, Edwards GF, Taha MK, Stefanelli P, Kriz P, Gray SJ, Fox AJ, Jacobsson S, Claus H, Vogel U, Tzanakaki G, Heuberger S, Caugant DA, Frosch M, Maiden MC.

Clin Vaccine Immunol. 2014 Jun;21(6):847-53. doi: 10.1128/CVI.00133-14. Epub 2014 Apr 2.

12.

Meningococcal serogroup Y emergence in Europe: high importance in some European regions in 2012.

Bröker M, Bukovski S, Culic D, Jacobsson S, Koliou M, Kuusi M, Simões MJ, Skoczynska A, Toropainen M, Taha MK, Tzanakaki G.

Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2014;10(6):1725-8. doi: 10.4161/hv.28206. Epub 2014 Mar 7.

13.

Parapneumonic pleural effusions caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 3 in children immunized with 13-valent conjugated pneumococcal vaccine.

Antachopoulos C, Tsolia MN, Tzanakaki G, Xirogianni A, Dedousi O, Markou G, Zografou SM, Eliades A, Kirvassilis F, Kesanopoulos K, Roilides E.

Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2014 Jan;33(1):81-3. doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000000041.

PMID:
24172850
14.

Microbiology of acute mastoiditis and complicated or refractory acute otitis media among hospitalized children in the postvaccination era.

Giannakopoulos P, Chrysovergis A, Xirogianni A, Nikolopoulos TP, Radiotis A, Lebessi E, Tsakanikos M, Tzanakaki G, Tsolia MN.

Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2014 Jan;33(1):111-3. doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e3182a6adb7.

PMID:
23897291
15.

Comparison of cytokine gene polymorphisms among Greek patients with invasive meningococcal disease or viral meningitis.

Titmarsh CJ, Moscovis SM, Hall S, Tzanakaki G, Kesanopoulos K, Xirogianni A, Scott RJ, Blackwell CC.

J Med Microbiol. 2013 May;62(Pt 5):694-700. doi: 10.1099/jmm.0.058073-0. Epub 2013 Feb 1.

PMID:
23378564
16.

Diagnosis of Upper and Lower Respiratory Tract Bacterial Infections with the Use of Multiplex PCR Assays.

Xirogianni A, Tsolia M, Voyiatzi A, Sioumala M, Makri A, Argyropoulou A, Paniara O, Markoulatos P, Kourea-Kremastinou J, Tzanakaki G.

Diagnostics (Basel). 2013 Mar 26;3(2):222-31. doi: 10.3390/diagnostics3020222.

17.

Meningococcal serogroup Y emergence in Europe: update 2011.

Bröker M, Jacobsson S, Kuusi M, Pace D, Simões MJ, Skoczynska A, Taha MK, Toropainen M, Tzanakaki G.

Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2012 Dec 1;8(12):1907-11. doi: 10.4161/hv.21794. Epub 2012 Oct 2.

18.

Bacterial bronchitis caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae and nontypable Haemophilus influenzae in children: the impact of vaccination.

Priftis KN, Litt D, Manglani S, Anthracopoulos MB, Thickett K, Tzanakaki G, Fenton P, Syrogiannopoulos GA, Vogiatzi A, Douros K, Slack M, Everard ML.

Chest. 2013 Jan;143(1):152-157. doi: 10.1378/chest.12-0623.

PMID:
22911476
19.

HSV-2 meningitis disseminated from a herpetic whitlow.

Karpathios T, Moustaki M, Yiallouros P, Sarifi F, Tzanakaki G, Fretzayas A.

Paediatr Int Child Health. 2012 May;32(2):121-2. doi: 10.1179/2046905511Y.0000000004.

PMID:
22595224
20.

Complicated pneumococcal meningitis in a fully vaccinated child: value of magnetic resonance imaging monitoring.

Ilia S, Spanaki AM, Raissaki M, Spoulou VI, Fitrolaki MD, Kanariou M, Tzanakaki G, Briassoulis G.

Neuropediatrics. 2011 Dec;42(6):240-4. doi: 10.1055/s-0031-1295407. Epub 2011 Nov 14.

PMID:
22083882
21.

Elevated soluble urokinase receptor values in CSF, age and bacterial meningitis infection are independent and additive risk factors of fatal outcome.

Tzanakaki G, Paparoupa M, Kyprianou M, Barbouni A, Eugen-Olsen J, Kourea-Kremastinou J.

Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2012 Jun;31(6):1157-62. doi: 10.1007/s10096-011-1423-7. Epub 2011 Oct 5.

PMID:
21971819
22.

Natural and vaccine-induced immunity to Neisseria meningitidis serogroup C in asplenic patients with β-thalassemia.

Spoulou V, Tzanakaki G, Lekka S, Chouliaras G, Ladis V, Theodoridou M.

Vaccine. 2011 Jun 15;29(27):4435-8. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2011.03.080. Epub 2011 Apr 15.

PMID:
21497638
23.

Acute bacterial meningitis cases diagnosed by culture and PCR in a children's hospital throughout a 9-Year period (2000-2008) in Athens, Greece.

Papavasileiou K, Papavasileiou E, Tzanakaki G, Voyatzi A, Kremastinou J, Chatzipanagiotou S.

Mol Diagn Ther. 2011 Apr 1;15(2):109-13. doi: 10.2165/11587690-000000000-00000.

PMID:
21452905
24.

Multicenter study for defining the breakpoint for rifampin resistance in Neisseria meningitidis by rpoB sequencing.

Taha MK, Hedberg ST, Szatanik M, Hong E, Ruckly C, Abad R, Bertrand S, Carion F, Claus H, Corso A, Enríquez R, Heuberger S, Hryniewicz W, Jolley KA, Kriz P, Mollerach M, Musilek M, Neri A, Olcén P, Pana M, Skoczynska A, Sorhouet Pereira C, Stefanelli P, Tzanakaki G, Unemo M, Vázquez JA, Vogel U, Wasko I.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2010 Sep;54(9):3651-8. doi: 10.1128/AAC.00315-10. Epub 2010 Jul 6.

25.

Investigation of serum bactericidal activity in childhood and adolescence 3-6 years after vaccination with a single dose of serogroup C meningococcal conjugate vaccine.

Sakou II, Tzanakaki G, Tsolia MN, Sioumala M, Barbouni A, Kyprianou M, Papaevangelou V, Tsitsika A, Blackwell CC, Kafetzis D, Kremastinou J.

Vaccine. 2009 Jul 16;27(33):4408-11. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2009.05.047. Epub 2009 Jun 3.

PMID:
19500554
26.

Development of a single-tube polymerase chain reaction assay for the simultaneous detection of Haemophilus influenzae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, and Streptococcus spp. directly in clinical samples.

Xirogianni A, Tzanakaki G, Karagianni E, Markoulatos P, Kourea-Kremastinou J.

Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2009 Feb;63(2):121-6. doi: 10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2008.09.017. Epub 2008 Nov 21.

PMID:
19027257
27.

Direct application of variable number tandem repeats polymerase chain reaction in clinical samples obtained from patients with meningococcal disease.

Kesanopoulos K, Tzanakaki G, Sioumala M, Kourea-Kremastinou J.

Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2010 Jan;66(1):124-7. doi: 10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2008.05.015. Epub 2008 Jul 21.

PMID:
18640804
28.

Simultaneous single-tube PCR-based assay for the direct identification of the five most common meningococcal serogroups from clinical samples.

Drakopoulou Z, Kesanopoulos K, Sioumala M, Tambaki A, Kremastinou J, Tzanakaki G.

FEMS Immunol Med Microbiol. 2008 Jul;53(2):178-82.

29.

Conjugate vaccine-induced immunological priming is not protective against acute meningococcal C infection.

Spoulou VI, Moschou CK, Tzanakaki G, Theodoridou MC.

Vaccine. 2007 Oct 10;25(41):7012-3. Epub 2007 Aug 1. No abstract available.

PMID:
17707961
30.

Target gene sequencing to characterize the penicillin G susceptibility of Neisseria meningitidis.

Taha MK, Vázquez JA, Hong E, Bennett DE, Bertrand S, Bukovski S, Cafferkey MT, Carion F, Christensen JJ, Diggle M, Edwards G, Enríquez R, Fazio C, Frosch M, Heuberger S, Hoffmann S, Jolley KA, Kadlubowski M, Kechrid A, Kesanopoulos K, Kriz P, Lambertsen L, Levenet I, Musilek M, Paragi M, Saguer A, Skoczynska A, Stefanelli P, Thulin S, Tzanakaki G, Unemo M, Vogel U, Zarantonelli ML.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2007 Aug;51(8):2784-92. Epub 2007 May 21.

31.

Meningococcal group C disease in Greece during 1993-2006: the impact of an unofficial single-dose vaccination scheme adopted by most paediatricians.

Kafetzis DA, Stamboulidis KN, Tzanakaki G, Kourea Kremastinou J, Skevaki CL, Konstantopoulos A, Tsolia M.

Clin Microbiol Infect. 2007 May;13(5):550-2. Epub 2007 Mar 22.

32.

Aetiology of bacterial meningitis and resistance to antibiotics of causative pathogens in Europe and in the Mediterranean region.

Tzanakaki G, Mastrantonio P.

Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2007 Jun;29(6):621-9. Epub 2007 Mar 26. Review.

PMID:
17368858
33.

Lessons from meningococcal carriage studies.

Caugant DA, Tzanakaki G, Kriz P.

FEMS Microbiol Rev. 2007 Jan;31(1):52-63. Review.

34.

Serotype distribution of Streptococcus pneumoniae in north-western Greece and implications for a vaccination programme.

Levidiotou S, Vrioni G, Tzanakaki G, Pappa C, Gesouli H, Gartzonika C, Papamichail D, Kremastinou J.

FEMS Immunol Med Microbiol. 2006 Nov;48(2):179-82.

35.

Conventional and molecular investigation of meningococcal isolates in relation to two outbreaks in the area of Athens, Greece.

Tzanakaki G, Kesanopoulos K, Yazdankhah SP, Levidiotou S, Kremastinou J, Caugant DA.

Clin Microbiol Infect. 2006 Oct;12(10):1024-6.

36.

Invasive meningococcal disease in children in Greece: comparison of serogroup A disease with disease caused by other serogroups.

Tsolia MN, Theodoridou M, Tzanakaki G, Vlachou V, Mostrou G, Stripeli F, Kalabalikis P, Pangalis A, Kafetzis D, Kremastinou J, Konstantopoulos A.

Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2006 Jul;25(7):449-56.

PMID:
16773393
37.

Variable-number tandem repeat analysis of meningococcal isolates belonging to the sequence type 162 complex.

Yazdankhah SP, Kesanopoulos K, Tzanakaki G, Kremastinou J, Caugant DA.

J Clin Microbiol. 2005 Sep;43(9):4865-7.

38.

Rapid molecular identification of Neisseria meningitidis isolates using the polymerase chain reaction followed by single-stranded conformation polymorphism analysis.

Kesanopoulos K, Tzanakaki G, Velegraki A, Tegos N, Caugant DA, Menounos P, Kourea-Kremastinou J, Levidiotou-Stefanou S.

FEMS Immunol Med Microbiol. 2005 Aug 1;45(2):143-9. Epub 2005 Apr 13.

39.

Simultaneous single-tube PCR assay for the detection of Neisseria meningitidis, Haemophilus influenzae type b and Streptococcus pneumoniae.

Tzanakaki G, Tsopanomichalou M, Kesanopoulos K, Matzourani R, Sioumala M, Tabaki A, Kremastinou J.

Clin Microbiol Infect. 2005 May;11(5):386-90.

40.

Evaluation of touch-down real-time PCR based on SYBR Green I fluorescent dye for the detection of Neisseria meningitidis in clinical samples.

Kesanopoulos K, Tzanakaki G, Levidiotou S, Blackwell C, Kremastinou J.

FEMS Immunol Med Microbiol. 2005 Mar 1;43(3):419-24.

41.

Interlaboratory comparison of PCR-based identification and genogrouping of Neisseria meningitidis.

Taha MK, Alonso JM, Cafferkey M, Caugant DA, Clarke SC, Diggle MA, Fox A, Frosch M, Gray SJ, Guiver M, Heuberger S, Kalmusova J, Kesanopoulos K, Klem AM, Kriz P, Marsh J, Mölling P, Murphy K, Olcén P, Sanou O, Tzanakaki G, Vogel U.

J Clin Microbiol. 2005 Jan;43(1):144-9.

42.

Invasive meningococcal disease presenting as Henoch-Schonlein purpura.

Tsolia MN, Fretzayas A, Georgouli H, Tzanakaki G, Fessatou S, Liapi-Adamidou G, Constantopoulos A.

Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2004 Oct;23(10):776-9.

PMID:
15605185
43.

Distribution of serogroups and genotypes among disease-associated and carried isolates of Neisseria meningitidis from the Czech Republic, Greece, and Norway.

Yazdankhah SP, Kriz P, Tzanakaki G, Kremastinou J, Kalmusova J, Musilek M, Alvestad T, Jolley KA, Wilson DJ, McCarthy ND, Caugant DA, Maiden MC.

J Clin Microbiol. 2004 Nov;42(11):5146-53.

44.

Neisseria meningitidis, Neisseria lactamica and Moraxella catarrhalis share cross-reactive carbohydrate antigens.

Braun JM, Beuth J, Blackwell CC, Giersen S, Higgins PG, Tzanakaki G, Unverhau H, Weir DM.

Vaccine. 2004 Feb 17;22(7):898-908.

PMID:
15040943
45.

Interlaboratory comparison of agar dilution and Etest methods for determining the MICs of antibiotics used in management of Neisseria meningitidis infections.

Vázquez JA, Arreaza L, Block C, Ehrhard I, Gray SJ, Heuberger S, Hoffmann S, Kriz P, Nicolas P, Olcen P, Skoczynska A, Spanjaard L, Stefanelli P, Taha MK, Tzanakaki G.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2003 Nov;47(11):3430-4.

46.

Evaluation of non-culture diagnosis of invasive meningococcal disease by polymerase chain reaction (PCR).

Tzanakaki G, Tsolia M, Vlachou V, Theodoridou M, Pangalis A, Foustoukou M, Karpathios T, Blackwell CC, Kremastinou J.

FEMS Immunol Med Microbiol. 2003 Oct 24;39(1):31-6.

47.

Carriage of Neisseria meningitidis and Neisseria lactamica in northern Greece.

Kremastinou J, Tzanakaki G, Levidiotou S, Markou F, Themeli E, Voyiatzi A, Psoma E, Theodoridou M, Blackwell CC.

FEMS Immunol Med Microbiol. 2003 Oct 24;39(1):23-9.

48.

Molecular sub-grouping of enterovirus reference and wild type strains into distinct genetic clusters using a simple RFLP assay.

Siafakas N, Markoulatos P, Vlachos C, Stanway G, Tzanakaki G, Kourea-Kremastinou J.

Mol Cell Probes. 2003 Apr-Jun;17(2-3):113-23.

PMID:
12788033
49.

The evolving epidemiology of invasive meningococcal disease: a two-year prospective, population-based study in children in the area of Athens.

Tsolia MN, Theodoridou M, Tzanakaki G, Kalabalikis P, Urani E, Mostrou G, Pangalis A, Zafiropoulou A, Kassiou C, Kafetzis DA, Blackwell CC, Kremastinou J, Karpathios TE.

FEMS Immunol Med Microbiol. 2003 May 15;36(1-2):87-94.

50.

Cases of Neisseria meningitidis in Greece.

Kremastinou J, Tzanakaki G, Vakalis N, Velonaki A.

Euro Surveill. 1997 Oct;2(10):78.

PMID:
12631798

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