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Implementing a Clostridium difficile testing algorithm and its effect on isolation duration and treatment initiation: a pre- and post-implementation study.

Vogelzang EH, Lankelma JM, van Mansfeld R, van Prehn J, van Houdt R.

Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2020 Jan 23. doi: 10.1007/s10096-020-03823-w. [Epub ahead of print]


PaSiT: A novel approach based on short oligo-nucleotide frequencies for efficient bacterial identification and typing.

Goussarov G, Cleenwerck I, Mysara M, Leys N, Monsieurs P, Tahon G, Carlier A, Vandamme P, Van Houdt R.

Bioinformatics. 2020 Jan 3. pii: btz964. doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btz964. [Epub ahead of print]


Spontaneous mutation in the AgrRS two-component regulatory system of Cupriavidus metallidurans results in enhanced silver resistance.

Mijnendonckx K, Ali MM, Provoost A, Janssen P, Mergeay M, Leys N, Charlier D, Monsieurs P, Van Houdt R.

Metallomics. 2019 Nov 1;11(11):1912-1924. doi: 10.1039/c9mt00123a. Epub 2019 Oct 14.


Amplified fragment length polymorphism and whole genome sequencing: a comparison of methods in the investigation of a nosocomial outbreak with vancomycin resistant enterococci.

Janes VA, Notermans DW, Spijkerman IJB, Visser CE, Jakobs ME, van Houdt R, Willems RJL, de Jong MD, Schultsz C, Matamoros S.

Antimicrob Resist Infect Control. 2019 Sep 23;8:153. doi: 10.1186/s13756-019-0604-5. eCollection 2019.


Frequent delayed spontaneous seroclearance of hepatitis B virus after incident HBV infection among adult high-risk groups.

van Santen DK, Boyd A, Bruisten S, Sonder GJ, Prins M, van Houdt R.

J Viral Hepat. 2020 Jan;27(1):81-87. doi: 10.1111/jvh.13205. Epub 2019 Oct 2.


Effects of an over-the-counter lactic-acid containing intra-vaginal douching product on the vaginal microbiota.

van der Veer C, Bruisten SM, van Houdt R, Matser AA, Tachedjian G, van de Wijgert JHHM, de Vries HJC, van der Helm JJ.

BMC Microbiol. 2019 Jul 25;19(1):168. doi: 10.1186/s12866-019-1545-0.


Genomic and Transcriptomic Changes that Mediate Increased Platinum Resistance in Cupriavidus metallidurans.

Ali MM, Provoost A, Maertens L, Leys N, Monsieurs P, Charlier D, Van Houdt R.

Genes (Basel). 2019 Jan 18;10(1). pii: E63. doi: 10.3390/genes10010063.


Unintentional Genomic Changes Endow Cupriavidus metallidurans with an Augmented Heavy-Metal Resistance.

Millacura FA, Janssen PJ, Monsieurs P, Janssen A, Provoost A, Van Houdt R, Rojas LA.

Genes (Basel). 2018 Nov 13;9(11). pii: E551. doi: 10.3390/genes9110551.


Cupriavidus metallidurans Strains with Different Mobilomes and from Distinct Environments Have Comparable Phenomes.

Van Houdt R, Provoost A, Van Assche A, Leys N, Lievens B, Mijnendonckx K, Monsieurs P.

Genes (Basel). 2018 Oct 18;9(10). pii: E507. doi: 10.3390/genes9100507.


Characterization of the bacterial communities on recent Icelandic volcanic deposits of different ages.

Byloos B, Monsieurs P, Mysara M, Leys N, Boon N, Van Houdt R.

BMC Microbiol. 2018 Sep 24;18(1):122. doi: 10.1186/s12866-018-1262-0.


Accuracy of a commercial multiplex PCR for the diagnosis of bacterial vaginosis.

van der Veer C, van Houdt R, van Dam A, de Vries H, Bruisten S.

J Med Microbiol. 2018 Sep;67(9):1265-1270. doi: 10.1099/jmm.0.000792. Epub 2018 Jul 9.


Production and characterization of bioaerosols for model validation in spacecraft environment.

Salmela A, Kokkonen E, Kulmala I, Veijalainen AM, van Houdt R, Leys N, Berthier A, Viacheslav I, Kharin S, Morozova J, Tikhomirov A, Pasanen P.

J Environ Sci (China). 2018 Jul;69:227-238. doi: 10.1016/j.jes.2017.10.016. Epub 2017 Nov 7.


Intrapulmonary percussive ventilation improves lung function in cystic fibrosis patients chronically colonized with Pseudomonas aeruginosa: a pilot cross-over study.

Dingemans J, Eyns H, Willekens J, Monsieurs P, Van Houdt R, Cornelis P, Malfroot A, Crabbé A.

Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2018 Jun;37(6):1143-1151. doi: 10.1007/s10096-018-3232-8. Epub 2018 Mar 20.


Lactobacillus iners-dominated vaginal microbiota is associated with increased susceptibility to Chlamydia trachomatis infection in Dutch women: a case-control study.

van Houdt R, Ma B, Bruisten SM, Speksnijder AGCL, Ravel J, de Vries HJC.

Sex Transm Infect. 2018 Mar;94(2):117-123. doi: 10.1136/sextrans-2017-053133. Epub 2017 Sep 25.


A33 The cervico-vaginale microbiota in chlamydia trachomtais notified women: a case-control study at the sexually transmitted infection outpatient clinic in Amsterdam.

van der Veer C, Bruisten SM, van der Helm JJ, de Vries HJC, van Houdt R.

Virus Evol. 2017 Mar 5;3(Suppl 1). pii: vew036.032. doi: 10.1093/ve/vew036.032. eCollection 2017 Mar. No abstract available.


The association between ethnicity and vaginal microbiota composition in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Borgdorff H, van der Veer C, van Houdt R, Alberts CJ, de Vries HJ, Bruisten SM, Snijder MB, Prins M, Geerlings SE, Schim van der Loeff MF, van de Wijgert JHHM.

PLoS One. 2017 Jul 11;12(7):e0181135. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0181135. eCollection 2017.


The Impact of Space Flight on Survival and Interaction of Cupriavidus metallidurans CH34 with Basalt, a Volcanic Moon Analog Rock.

Byloos B, Coninx I, Van Hoey O, Cockell C, Nicholson N, Ilyin V, Van Houdt R, Boon N, Leys N.

Front Microbiol. 2017 Apr 28;8:671. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.00671. eCollection 2017.


The impact of insertion sequences on bacterial genome plasticity and adaptability.

Vandecraen J, Chandler M, Aertsen A, Van Houdt R.

Crit Rev Microbiol. 2017 Nov;43(6):709-730. doi: 10.1080/1040841X.2017.1303661. Epub 2017 Apr 13. Review.


Antimicrobial efficacy against Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm formation in a three-dimensional lung epithelial model and the influence of fetal bovine serum.

Crabbé A, Liu Y, Matthijs N, Rigole P, De La Fuente-Nùñez C, Davis R, Ledesma MA, Sarker S, Van Houdt R, Hancock RE, Coenye T, Nickerson CA.

Sci Rep. 2017 Mar 3;7:43321. doi: 10.1038/srep43321.


Reevaluating multicolor flow cytometry to assess microbial viability.

Buysschaert B, Byloos B, Leys N, Van Houdt R, Boon N.

Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 2016 Nov;100(21):9037-9051. Epub 2016 Sep 29. Review.


The Cervicovaginal Microbiota in Women Notified for Chlamydia trachomatis Infection: A Case-Control Study at the Sexually Transmitted Infection Outpatient Clinic in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

van der Veer C, Bruisten SM, van der Helm JJ, de Vries HJ, van Houdt R.

Clin Infect Dis. 2017 Jan 1;64(1):24-31. Epub 2016 Aug 27.


An Outbreak of Clostridium difficile Ribotype 027 Associated with Length of Stay in the Intensive Care Unit and Use of Selective Decontamination of the Digestive Tract: A Case Control Study.

van Beurden YH, Dekkers OM, Bomers MK, Kaiser AM, van Houdt R, Knetsch CW, Girbes AR, Mulder CJ, Vandenbroucke-Grauls CM.

PLoS One. 2016 Aug 17;11(8):e0160778. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0160778. eCollection 2016.


Effect of Shear Stress on Pseudomonas aeruginosa Isolated from the Cystic Fibrosis Lung.

Dingemans J, Monsieurs P, Yu SH, Crabbé A, Förstner KU, Malfroot A, Cornelis P, Van Houdt R.

mBio. 2016 Aug 2;7(4). pii: e00813-16. doi: 10.1128/mBio.00813-16.


Vaginal high-risk human papillomavirus infection in a cross-sectional study among women of six different ethnicities in Amsterdam, the Netherlands: the HELIUS study.

Alberts CJ, Vos RA, Borgdorff H, Vermeulen W, van Bergen J, Bruisten SM, Geerlings SE, Snijder MB, van Houdt R, Morré SA, de Vries HJ, van de Wijgert JH, Prins M, Schim van der Loeff MF.

Sex Transm Infect. 2016 Dec;92(8):611-618. doi: 10.1136/sextrans-2015-052397. Epub 2016 May 17.


Zinc-Induced Transposition of Insertion Sequence Elements Contributes to Increased Adaptability of Cupriavidus metallidurans.

Vandecraen J, Monsieurs P, Mergeay M, Leys N, Aertsen A, Van Houdt R.

Front Microbiol. 2016 Mar 23;7:359. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.00359. eCollection 2016.


Conjugative transfer of broad host range plasmids to an acidobacterial strain, Edaphobacter aggregans.

Bouhajja E, Efthymiopoulos T, George IF, Moreels D, Van Houdt R, Mergeay M, Agathos SN.

J Biotechnol. 2016 Mar 10;221:107-13. doi: 10.1016/j.jbiotec.2016.01.025. Epub 2016 Jan 22.


Diagnostic yield of repeat sampling with immunoassay, real-time PCR, and toxigenic culture for the detection of toxigenic Clostridium difficile in an epidemic and a non-epidemic setting.

van Prehn J, Vandenbroucke-Grauls CM, van Beurden YH, van Houdt R, Vainio S, Ang CW.

Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2015 Dec;34(12):2325-30. doi: 10.1007/s10096-015-2484-9. Epub 2015 Sep 16.


Draft Genome Sequences of Ralstonia pickettii Strains SSH4 and CW2, Isolated from Space Equipment.

Monsieurs P, Mijnendonckx K, Provoost A, Venkateswaran K, Ott CM, Leys N, Van Houdt R.

Genome Announc. 2014 Sep 4;2(5). pii: e00887-14. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00887-14.


Snow surface microbiome on the High Antarctic Plateau (DOME C).

Michaud L, Lo Giudice A, Mysara M, Monsieurs P, Raffa C, Leys N, Amalfitano S, Van Houdt R.

PLoS One. 2014 Aug 7;9(8):e104505. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0104505. eCollection 2014.


Genome Sequences of Cupriavidus metallidurans Strains NA1, NA4, and NE12, Isolated from Space Equipment.

Monsieurs P, Mijnendonckx K, Provoost A, Venkateswaran K, Ott CM, Leys N, Van Houdt R.

Genome Announc. 2014 Jul 24;2(4). pii: e00719-14. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00719-14.


The deletion of TonB-dependent receptor genes is part of the genome reduction process that occurs during adaptation of Pseudomonas aeruginosa to the cystic fibrosis lung.

Dingemans J, Ye L, Hildebrand F, Tontodonati F, Craggs M, Bilocq F, De Vos D, Crabbé A, Van Houdt R, Malfroot A, Cornelis P.

Pathog Dis. 2014 Jun;71(1):26-38. doi: 10.1111/2049-632X.12170. Epub 2014 Apr 16.


Genome Sequence of Serratia plymuthica RVH1, Isolated from a Raw Vegetable-Processing Line.

Van Houdt R, Van der Lelie D, Izquierdo JA, Aertsen A, Masschelein J, Lavigne R, Michiels CW, Taghavi S.

Genome Announc. 2014 Feb 6;2(1). pii: e00021-14. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00021-14.


Genome Sequence of Cupriavidus metallidurans Strain H1130, Isolated from an Invasive Human Infection.

Monsieurs P, Provoost A, Mijnendonckx K, Leys N, Gaudreau C, Van Houdt R.

Genome Announc. 2013 Dec 12;1(6). pii: e01051-13. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.01051-13.


Modelled microgravity cultivation modulates N-acylhomoserine lactone production in Rhodospirillum rubrum S1H independently of cell density.

Mastroleo F, Van Houdt R, Atkinson S, Mergeay M, Hendrickx L, Wattiez R, Leys N.

Microbiology. 2013 Dec;159(Pt 12):2456-2466. doi: 10.1099/mic.0.066415-0. Epub 2013 Sep 11.


Selective hepatitis B virus vaccination has reduced hepatitis B virus transmission in the Netherlands.

Hahné S, van Houdt R, Koedijk F, van Ballegooijen M, Cremer J, Bruisten S, Coutinho R, Boot H.

PLoS One. 2013 Jul 29;8(7):e67866. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0067866. Print 2013.


Hepatitis B vaccination of men who have sex with men in the Netherlands: should we vaccinate more men, younger men or high-risk men?

Xiridou M, van Houdt R, Hahné S, Coutinho R, van Steenbergen J, Kretzschmar M.

Sex Transm Infect. 2013 Dec;89(8):666-71. doi: 10.1136/sextrans-2012-050900. Epub 2013 Jun 29.


Antimicrobial silver: uses, toxicity and potential for resistance.

Mijnendonckx K, Leys N, Mahillon J, Silver S, Van Houdt R.

Biometals. 2013 Aug;26(4):609-21. doi: 10.1007/s10534-013-9645-z. Epub 2013 Jun 15. Review.


Characterization of culturable Paenibacillus spp. from the snow surface on the high Antarctic Plateau (DOME C) and their dissemination in the Concordia research station.

Van Houdt R, Deghorain M, Vermeersch M, Provoost A, Lo Giudice A, Leys N, Perez-Morga D, Van Melderen L, Michaud L.

Extremophiles. 2013 Jul;17(4):565-73. doi: 10.1007/s00792-013-0539-3. Epub 2013 Apr 16.


Expression of a novel P22 ORFan gene reveals the phage carrier state in Salmonella typhimurium.

Cenens W, Mebrhatu MT, Makumi A, Ceyssens PJ, Lavigne R, Van Houdt R, Taddei F, Aertsen A.

PLoS Genet. 2013;9(2):e1003269. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1003269. Epub 2013 Feb 14.


Screening for hepatitis B and C in first-generation Egyptian migrants living in the Netherlands.

Zuure FR, Bouman J, Martens M, Vanhommerig JW, Urbanus AT, Davidovich U, van Houdt R, Speksnijder AG, Weegink CJ, van den Hoek A, Prins M.

Liver Int. 2013 May;33(5):727-38. doi: 10.1111/liv.12131. Epub 2013 Mar 1.


Comparison of antibiotic resistance, biofilm formation and conjugative transfer of Staphylococcus and Enterococcus isolates from International Space Station and Antarctic Research Station Concordia.

Schiwon K, Arends K, Rogowski KM, Fürch S, Prescha K, Sakinc T, Van Houdt R, Werner G, Grohmann E.

Microb Ecol. 2013 Apr;65(3):638-51. doi: 10.1007/s00248-013-0193-4. Epub 2013 Feb 15.


A PKS/NRPS/FAS hybrid gene cluster from Serratia plymuthica RVH1 encoding the biosynthesis of three broad spectrum, zeamine-related antibiotics.

Masschelein J, Mattheus W, Gao LJ, Moons P, Van Houdt R, Uytterhoeven B, Lamberigts C, Lescrinier E, Rozenski J, Herdewijn P, Aertsen A, Michiels C, Lavigne R.

PLoS One. 2013;8(1):e54143. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0054143. Epub 2013 Jan 17.


Characterization of the survival ability of Cupriavidus metallidurans and Ralstonia pickettii from space-related environments.

Mijnendonckx K, Provoost A, Ott CM, Venkateswaran K, Mahillon J, Leys N, Van Houdt R.

Microb Ecol. 2013 Feb;65(2):347-60. doi: 10.1007/s00248-012-0139-2. Epub 2012 Dec 5.


Differential proteomics and physiology of Pseudomonas putida KT2440 under filament-inducing conditions.

Crabbé A, Leroy B, Wattiez R, Aertsen A, Leys N, Cornelis P, Van Houdt R.

BMC Microbiol. 2012 Nov 27;12:282. doi: 10.1186/1471-2180-12-282.


Unexpectedly high proportion of drug users and men having sex with men who develop chronic hepatitis B infection.

van Houdt R, Bruisten SM, Speksnijder AG, Prins M.

J Hepatol. 2012 Sep;57(3):529-33. doi: 10.1016/j.jhep.2012.04.030. Epub 2012 May 18.


Towards a more accurate annotation of tyrosine-based site-specific recombinases in bacterial genomes.

Van Houdt R, Leplae R, Lima-Mendez G, Mergeay M, Toussaint A.

Mob DNA. 2012 Apr 13;3(1):6. doi: 10.1186/1759-8753-3-6.


Variation in genomic islands contribute to genome plasticity in Cupriavidus metallidurans.

Van Houdt R, Monsieurs P, Mijnendonckx K, Provoost A, Janssen A, Mergeay M, Leys N.

BMC Genomics. 2012 Mar 23;13:111. doi: 10.1186/1471-2164-13-111.


Female sex and IL28B, a synergism for spontaneous viral clearance in hepatitis C virus (HCV) seroconverters from a community-based cohort.

van den Berg CH, Grady BP, Schinkel J, van de Laar T, Molenkamp R, van Houdt R, Coutinho RA, van Baarle D, Prins M.

PLoS One. 2011;6(11):e27555. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0027555. Epub 2011 Nov 15.


People with multiple tattoos and/or piercings are not at increased risk for HBV or HCV in The Netherlands.

Urbanus AT, van den Hoek A, Boonstra A, van Houdt R, de Bruijn LJ, Heijman T, Coutinho RA, Prins M.

PLoS One. 2011;6(9):e24736. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0024736. Epub 2011 Sep 14.


Heavy metal resistance in Cupriavidus metallidurans CH34 is governed by an intricate transcriptional network.

Monsieurs P, Moors H, Van Houdt R, Janssen PJ, Janssen A, Coninx I, Mergeay M, Leys N.

Biometals. 2011 Dec;24(6):1133-51. doi: 10.1007/s10534-011-9473-y. Epub 2011 Jun 25.


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