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Surveillance-embedded genomic outbreak resolution of methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus in a neonatal intensive care unit.

Cremers AJH, Coolen JPM, Bleeker-Rovers CP, van der Geest-Blankert ADJ, Haverkate D, Hendriks H, Henriet SSV, Huynen MA, Kolwijck E, Liem D, Melchers WJG, Rossen JW, Zoll J, van Heijst A, Hopman J, Wertheim HFL.

Sci Rep. 2020 Feb 14;10(1):2619. doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-59015-1.


Impact of the BioFire FilmArray gastrointestinal panel on patient care and infection control.

Machiels JD, Cremers AJH, van Bergen-Verkuyten MCGT, Paardekoper-Strijbosch SJM, Frijns KCJ, Wertheim HFL, Rahamat-Langendoen J, Melchers WJG.

PLoS One. 2020 Feb 6;15(2):e0228596. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0228596. eCollection 2020.


Is there a role for tedizolid in the treatment of non-tuberculous mycobacterial disease?

Ruth MM, Koeken VACM, Pennings LJ, Svensson EM, Wertheim HFL, Hoefsloot W, van Ingen J.

J Antimicrob Chemother. 2020 Mar 1;75(3):609-617. doi: 10.1093/jac/dkz511.


Economic considerations support C-reactive protein testing alongside malaria rapid diagnostic tests to guide antimicrobial therapy for patients with febrile illness in settings with low malaria endemicity.

Lubell Y, Chandna A, Smithuis F, White L, Wertheim HFL, Redard-Jacot M, Katz Z, Dondorp A, Day N, White N, Dittrich S.

Malar J. 2019 Dec 26;18(1):442. doi: 10.1186/s12936-019-3059-5.


An exploration of the gut and environmental resistome in a community in northern Vietnam in relation to antibiotic use.

Bich VTN, Thanh LV, Thai PD, Van Phuong TT, Oomen M, Driessen C, Beuken E, Hoang TH, van Doorn HR, Penders J, Wertheim HFL.

Antimicrob Resist Infect Control. 2019 Nov 28;8:194. doi: 10.1186/s13756-019-0645-9. eCollection 2019.


"I can make more from selling medicine when breaking the rules" - understanding the antibiotic supply network in a rural community in Viet Nam.

Nguyen HH, Ho DP, Vu TLH, Tran KT, Tran TD, Nguyen TKC, van Doorn HR, Nadjm B, Kinsman J, Wertheim H.

BMC Public Health. 2019 Nov 26;19(1):1560. doi: 10.1186/s12889-019-7812-z.


Droplet digital polymerase chain reaction for rapid broad-spectrum detection of bloodstream infections.

Wouters Y, Dalloyaux D, Christenhusz A, Roelofs HMJ, Wertheim HF, Bleeker-Rovers CP, Te Morsche RH, Wanten GJA.

Microb Biotechnol. 2019 Oct 11. doi: 10.1111/1751-7915.13491. [Epub ahead of print]


Mycobacterial Blood Culture for Diagnosis of Tuberculosis in Vietnamese Children.

Tran ST, Le HT, Dang HTT, Dao TM, Van Nguyen L, Van Nguyen H, Nguyen NT, Nguyen NV, Thwaites G, Caws M, van Doorn HR, Wertheim HF.

Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2019 Nov;38(11):e309-e312. doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000002457.


Development of an algorithm to discriminate between plasmid- and chromosomal-mediated AmpC β-lactamase production in Escherichia coli by elaborate phenotypic and genotypic characterization.

Coolen JPM, den Drijver EPM, Kluytmans JAJW, Verweij JJ, Lamberts BA, Soer JACJ, Verhulst C, Wertheim HFL, Kolwijck E.

J Antimicrob Chemother. 2019 Dec 1;74(12):3481-3488. doi: 10.1093/jac/dkz362.


Antibiotic knowledge, attitudes and practices: new insights from cross-sectional rural health behaviour surveys in low-income and middle-income South-East Asia.

Haenssgen MJ, Charoenboon N, Zanello G, Mayxay M, Reed-Tsochas F, Lubell Y, Wertheim H, Lienert J, Xayavong T, Khine Zaw Y, Thepkhamkong A, Sithongdeng N, Khamsoukthavong N, Phanthavong C, Boualaiseng S, Vongsavang S, Wibunjak K, Chai-In P, Thavethanutthanawin P, Althaus T, Greer RC, Nedsuwan S, Wangrangsimakul T, Limmathurotsakul D, Elliott E, Ariana P.

BMJ Open. 2019 Aug 20;9(8):e028224. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-028224.


What is in the drug packet?: access and use of non-prescribed poly-pharmaceutical packs (Yaa Chud) in the community in Thailand.

Sunpuwan M, Punpuing S, Jaruruengpaisan W, Kinsman J, Wertheim H.

BMC Public Health. 2019 Jul 22;19(1):971. doi: 10.1186/s12889-019-7300-5.


Clinical cure rate and cost-effectiveness of carbapenem-sparing beta-lactams vs. meropenem for Gram-negative infections: A systematic review, meta-analysis, and cost-effectiveness analysis.

Nguyen CP, Dan Do TN, Bruggemann R, Ten Oever J, Kolwijck E, Adang EMM, Wertheim HFL.

Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2019 Dec;54(6):790-797. doi: 10.1016/j.ijantimicag.2019.07.003. Epub 2019 Jul 5.


The differential effect of clarithromycin and azithromycin on induction of macrolide resistance in Mycobacterium abscessus.

Schildkraut JA, Pennings LJ, Ruth MM, de Brouwer AP, Wertheim HF, Hoefsloot W, de Jong A, van Ingen J.

Future Microbiol. 2019 Jun;14:749-755. doi: 10.2217/fmb-2018-0310. Epub 2019 Jul 4.


Auranofin Activity Exposes Thioredoxin Reductase as a Viable Drug Target in Mycobacterium abscessus.

Ruth MM, van Rossum M, Koeken VACM, Pennings LJ, Svensson EM, Ruesen C, Bowles EC, Wertheim HFL, Hoefsloot W, van Ingen J.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2019 Aug 23;63(9). pii: e00449-19. doi: 10.1128/AAC.00449-19. Print 2019 Sep.


Essential and forgotten antibiotics: An inventory in low- and middle-income countries.

Tebano G, Li G, Beovic B, Bielicki J, Brink A, Enani MA, Godman B, Hinrichsen SL, Kibuule D, Gabriel LH, Oduyebo O, Sharland M, Singh S, Wertheim HFL, Nathwani D, Pulcini C; European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Study Group for Antimicrobial Stewardship.

Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2019 Sep;54(3):273-282. doi: 10.1016/j.ijantimicag.2019.06.017. Epub 2019 Jun 28.


Antimicrobial susceptibility testing and antibiotic consumption results from 16 hospitals in Viet Nam: The VINARES project 2012-2013.

Vu TVD, Do TTN, Rydell U, Nilsson LE, Olson L, Larsson M, Hanberger H, Choisy M, Dao TT, van Doorn HR, Nguyen VK, Nguyen VT, Wertheim HFL; VINARES consortium.

J Glob Antimicrob Resist. 2019 Sep;18:269-278. doi: 10.1016/j.jgar.2019.06.002. Epub 2019 Jun 12.


Evaluation of Prolonged vs Short Courses of Antibiotic Prophylaxis Following Ear, Nose, Throat, and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

Oppelaar MC, Zijtveld C, Kuipers S, Ten Oever J, Honings J, Weijs W, Wertheim HFL.

JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019 Jul 1;145(7):610-616. doi: 10.1001/jamaoto.2019.0879.


Minocycline treatment for pulmonary Mycobacterium avium complex disease based on pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics and Bayesian framework mathematical models.

Ruth MM, Magombedze G, Gumbo T, Bendet P, Sangen JJN, Zweijpfenning S, Hoefsloot W, Pennings L, Koeken VACM, Wertheim HFL, Lee PS, van Ingen J, Deshpande D.

J Antimicrob Chemother. 2019 Jul 1;74(7):1952-1961. doi: 10.1093/jac/dkz143.


Rural South African Community Perceptions of Antibiotic Access and Use: Qualitative Evidence from a Health and Demographic Surveillance System Site.

Anstey Watkins J, Wagner F, Xavier Gómez-Olivé F, Wertheim H, Sankoh O, Kinsman J.

Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2019 Jun;100(6):1378-1390. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.18-0171.


A randomised controlled trial of matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDITOF-MS) versus conventional microbiological methods for identifying pathogens: Impact on optimal antimicrobial therapy of invasive bacterial and fungal infections in Vietnam.

Nadjm B, Dat VQ, Campbell JI, Dung VTV, Torre A, Tu NTC, Van NTT, Trinh DT, Lan NPH, Trung NV, Hang NTT, Hoi LT, Baker S, Wolbers M, Chau NVV, Van Kinh N, Thwaites GE, van Doorn HR, Wertheim HFL.

J Infect. 2019 Jun;78(6):454-460. doi: 10.1016/j.jinf.2019.03.010. Epub 2019 Mar 23.


Sero-Prevalence Surveillance to Predict Vaccine-Preventable Disease Outbreaks; A Lesson from the 2014 Measles Epidemic in Northern Vietnam.

Choisy M, Trinh ST, Nguyen TND, Nguyen TH, Mai QL, Pham QT, Tran ND, Dang DA, Horby PW, Boni MF, Bryant J, Lewycka SO, Nadjm B, Van Doorn HR, Wertheim HFL.

Open Forum Infect Dis. 2019 Jan 24;6(3):ofz030. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofz030. eCollection 2019 Mar.


Active contact tracing beyond the household in multidrug resistant tuberculosis in Vietnam: a cohort study.

Hoang TTT, Nguyen VN, Dinh NS, Thwaites G, Nguyen TA, van Doorn HR, Cobelens F, Wertheim HFL.

BMC Public Health. 2019 Feb 28;19(1):241. doi: 10.1186/s12889-019-6573-z.


Burden of disease and economic impact of human Streptococcus suis infection in Viet Nam.

Huong VTL, Turner HC, Kinh NV, Thai PQ, Hoa NT, Horby P, van Doorn HR, Wertheim HFL.

Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2019 Jun 1;113(6):341-350. doi: 10.1093/trstmh/trz004.


Risk Assessment After a Severe Hospital-Acquired Infection Associated With Carbapenemase-Producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

Hopman J, Meijer C, Kenters N, Coolen JPM, Ghamati MR, Mehtar S, van Crevel R, Morshuis WJ, Verhagen AFTM, van den Heuvel MM, Voss A, Wertheim HFL.

JAMA Netw Open. 2019 Feb 1;2(2):e187665. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2018.7665.


How context can impact clinical trials: a multi-country qualitative case study comparison of diagnostic biomarker test interventions.

Haenssgen MJ, Charoenboon N, Do NTT, Althaus T, Khine Zaw Y, Wertheim HFL, Lubell Y.

Trials. 2019 Feb 8;20(1):111. doi: 10.1186/s13063-019-3215-9.


A bedaquiline/clofazimine combination regimen might add activity to the treatment of clinically relevant non-tuberculous mycobacteria.

Ruth MM, Sangen JJN, Remmers K, Pennings LJ, Svensson E, Aarnoutse RE, Zweijpfenning SMH, Hoefsloot W, Kuipers S, Magis-Escurra C, Wertheim HFL, van Ingen J.

J Antimicrob Chemother. 2019 Apr 1;74(4):935-943. doi: 10.1093/jac/dky526.


Nosocomial outbreak of multi-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 15A in a centre for chronic pulmonary diseases.

Bastiaens GJH, Cremers AJH, Coolen JPM, Nillesen MT, Boeree MJ, Hopman J, Wertheim HFL.

Antimicrob Resist Infect Control. 2018 Dec 27;7:158. doi: 10.1186/s13756-018-0457-3. eCollection 2018.


To sell or not to sell; the differences between regulatory and community demands regarding access to antibiotics in rural Ghana.

Afari-Asiedu S, Kinsman J, Boamah-Kaali E, Abdulai MA, Gyapong M, Sankoh O, Hulscher M, Asante KP, Wertheim H.

J Pharm Policy Pract. 2018 Dec 14;11:30. doi: 10.1186/s40545-018-0158-6. eCollection 2018.


C-reactive protein point of care testing in the management of acute respiratory infections in the Vietnamese primary healthcare setting - a cost benefit analysis.

Lubell Y, Do NTT, Nguyen KV, Ta NTD, Tran NTH, Than HM, Hoang LB, Shrestha P, van Doorn RH, Nadjm B, Wertheim HFL.

Antimicrob Resist Infect Control. 2018 Oct 4;7:119. doi: 10.1186/s13756-018-0414-1. eCollection 2018.


Enumerating the economic cost of antimicrobial resistance per antibiotic consumed to inform the evaluation of interventions affecting their use.

Shrestha P, Cooper BS, Coast J, Oppong R, Do Thi Thuy N, Phodha T, Celhay O, Guerin PJ, Wertheim H, Lubell Y.

Antimicrob Resist Infect Control. 2018 Aug 9;7:98. doi: 10.1186/s13756-018-0384-3. eCollection 2018.


Minocycline Has No Clear Role in the Treatment of Mycobacterium abscessus Disease.

Ruth MM, Sangen JJN, Pennings LJ, Schildkraut JA, Hoefsloot W, Magis-Escurra C, Wertheim HFL, van Ingen J.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2018 Sep 24;62(10). pii: e01208-18. doi: 10.1128/AAC.01208-18. Print 2018 Oct.


A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Ventilator-associated Pneumonia in Adults in Asia: An Analysis of National Income Level on Incidence and Etiology.

Bonell A, Azarrafiy R, Huong VTL, Viet TL, Phu VD, Dat VQ, Wertheim H, van Doorn HR, Lewycka S, Nadjm B.

Clin Infect Dis. 2019 Jan 18;68(3):511-518. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciy543.


Long-term Staphylococcus aureus decolonization in patients on home parenteral nutrition: study protocol for a randomized multicenter trial.

Gompelman M, Wouters Y, Kievit W, Hopman J, Wertheim HF, Bleeker-Rovers CP, Wanten GJA.

Trials. 2018 Jun 28;19(1):346. doi: 10.1186/s13063-018-2732-2.


Performance Validation of Selective Screening Agars for Guiding Antimicrobial Prophylaxis in Patients Undergoing Prostate Biopsy.

Tops SCM, Bruens M, van Mook-Vermulst S, Lamers-Jansen D, Engel T, van den Brink G, van Duuren R, Wertheim HFL, Kolwijck E.

J Clin Microbiol. 2018 Aug 27;56(9). pii: e00253-18. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00253-18. Print 2018 Sep.


Community-level antibiotic access and use (ABACUS) in low- and middle-income countries: Finding targets for social interventions to improve appropriate antimicrobial use - an observational multi-centre study.

Wertheim HFL, Chuc NTK, Punpuing S, Khan WA, Gyapong M, Asante KP, Munguambe K, Gómez-Olivé FX, Ariana P, John-Langba J, Sigauque B, Toan TK, Tollman S, Cremers AJH, Do NTT, Nadjm B, van Doorn HR, Kinsman J, Sankoh O.

Wellcome Open Res. 2017 Jul 28;2:58. doi: 10.12688/wellcomeopenres.11985.1. eCollection 2017.


Antibiotics and activity spaces: protocol of an exploratory study of behaviour, marginalisation and knowledge diffusion.

Haenssgen MJ, Charoenboon N, Zanello G, Mayxay M, Reed-Tsochas F, Jones COH, Kosaikanont R, Praphattong P, Manohan P, Lubell Y, Newton PN, Keomany S, Wertheim HFL, Lienert J, Xayavong T, Warapikuptanun P, Khine Zaw Y, U-Thong P, Benjaroon P, Sangkham N, Wibunjak K, Chai-In P, Chailert S, Thavethanutthanawin P, Promsutt K, Thepkhamkong A, Sithongdeng N, Keovilayvanh M, Khamsoukthavong N, Phanthasomchit P, Phanthavong C, Boualaiseng S, Vongsavang S, Greer RC, Althaus T, Nedsuwan S, Intralawan D, Wangrangsimakul T, Limmathurotsakul D, Ariana P.

BMJ Glob Health. 2018 Mar 28;3(2):e000621. doi: 10.1136/bmjgh-2017-000621. eCollection 2018.


Developing core elements and checklist items for global hospital antimicrobial stewardship programmes: a consensus approach.

Pulcini C, Binda F, Lamkang AS, Trett A, Charani E, Goff DA, Harbarth S, Hinrichsen SL, Levy-Hara G, Mendelson M, Nathwani D, Gunturu R, Singh S, Srinivasan A, Thamlikitkul V, Thursky K, Vlieghe E, Wertheim H, Zeng M, Gandra S, Laxminarayan R.

Clin Microbiol Infect. 2019 Jan;25(1):20-25. doi: 10.1016/j.cmi.2018.03.033. Epub 2018 Apr 3.


Continuous versus intermittent endotracheal cuff pressure control for the prevention of ventilator-associated respiratory infections in Vietnam: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial.

Dat VQ, Geskus RB, Wolbers M, Loan HT, Yen LM, Binh NT, Chien LT, Mai NTH, Phu NH, Lan NPH, Hao NV, Long HB, Thuy TP, Kinh NV, Trung NV, Phu VD, Cap NT, Trinh DT, Campbell J, Kestelyn E, Wertheim HFL, Wyncoll D, Thwaites GE, van Doorn HR, Thwaites CL, Nadjm B.

Trials. 2018 Apr 4;19(1):217. doi: 10.1186/s13063-018-2587-6.


Ventilator-associated respiratory infection in a resource-restricted setting: impact and etiology.

Phu VD, Nadjm B, Duy NHA, Co DX, Mai NTH, Trinh DT, Campbell J, Khiem DP, Quang TN, Loan HT, Binh HS, Dinh QD, Thuy DB, Lan HNP, Ha NH, Bonell A, Larsson M, Hoan HM, Tuan ĐQ, Hanberger H, Minh HNV, Yen LM, Van Hao N, Binh NG, Chau NVV, Van Kinh N, Thwaites GE, Wertheim HF, van Doorn HR, Thwaites CL.

J Intensive Care. 2017 Dec 19;5:69. doi: 10.1186/s40560-017-0266-4. eCollection 2017.


Developing an antimicrobial resistance reference laboratory and surveillance programme in Vietnam.

Kinh NV, Wertheim HFL, Thwaites GE, Khue LN, Thai CH, Khoa NT, Thi Bich Ha N, Trung NV, Crook D, van Doorn HR.

Lancet Glob Health. 2017 Dec;5(12):e1186-e1187. doi: 10.1016/S2214-109X(17)30370-4. No abstract available. Erratum in: Lancet Glob Health. 2017 Nov 20;:.


Correction for Quainoo et al., "Whole-Genome Sequencing of Bacterial Pathogens: the Future of Nosocomial Outbreak Analysis".

Quainoo S, Coolen JPM, van Hijum SAFT, Huynen MA, Melchers WJG, van Schaik W, Wertheim HFL.

Clin Microbiol Rev. 2017 Nov 1;31(1). pii: e00082-17. doi: 10.1128/CMR.00082-17. Print 2018 Jan. No abstract available.


Long-term outcomes of patients with Streptococcus suis infection in Viet Nam: A case-control study.

Huong VTL, Long HB, Kinh NV, Ngan TTD, Dung VTV, Nadjm B, van Doorn HR, Hoa NT, Horby P, Wertheim HFL.

J Infect. 2018 Feb;76(2):159-167. doi: 10.1016/j.jinf.2017.09.019. Epub 2017 Sep 29.


Determining the predictive equation for height from ulnar length in the Vietnamese population.

Bonell A, Huyen NN, Phu VD, Wertheim H, Nadjm B.

Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2017;26(6):982-986. doi: 10.6133/apjcn.012017.01.


Whole-Genome Sequencing of Bacterial Pathogens: the Future of Nosocomial Outbreak Analysis.

Quainoo S, Coolen JPM, van Hijum SAFT, Huynen MA, Melchers WJG, van Schaik W, Wertheim HFL.

Clin Microbiol Rev. 2017 Oct;30(4):1015-1063. doi: 10.1128/CMR.00016-17. Review. Erratum in: Clin Microbiol Rev. 2017 Nov 1;31(1):.


Assessing evidence for avian-to-human transmission of influenza A/H9N2 virus in rural farming communities in northern Vietnam.

Hoa LNM, Tuan NA, My PH, Huong TTK, Chi NTY, Hau Thu TT, Carrique-Mas J, Duong MT, Tho ND, Hoang ND, Thanh TL, Diep NT, Duong NV, Toan TK, Tung TS, Mai LQ, Iqbal M, Wertheim H, van Doorn HR, Bryant JE, The Vizions Consortium.

J Gen Virol. 2017 Aug;98(8):2011-2016. doi: 10.1099/jgv.0.000877. Epub 2017 Aug 4.


Antibiotic stewardship in low- and middle-income countries: the same but different?

Cox JA, Vlieghe E, Mendelson M, Wertheim H, Ndegwa L, Villegas MV, Gould I, Levy Hara G.

Clin Microbiol Infect. 2017 Nov;23(11):812-818. doi: 10.1016/j.cmi.2017.07.010. Epub 2017 Jul 14. Review.


Bacterial bloodstream infections in a tertiary infectious diseases hospital in Northern Vietnam: aetiology, drug resistance, and treatment outcome.

Dat VQ, Vu HN, Nguyen The H, Nguyen HT, Hoang LB, Vu Tien Viet D, Bui CL, Van Nguyen K, Nguyen TV, Trinh DT, Torre A, van Doorn HR, Nadjm B, Wertheim HFL.

BMC Infect Dis. 2017 Jul 12;17(1):493. doi: 10.1186/s12879-017-2582-7.


Endothelial Nitric Oxide Pathways in the Pathophysiology of Dengue: A Prospective Observational Study.

Yacoub S, Lam PK, Huynh TT, Nguyen Ho HH, Dong Thi HT, Van NT, Lien LT, Ha QNT, Le DHT, Mongkolspaya J, Culshaw A, Yeo TW, Wertheim H, Simmons C, Screaton G, Wills B.

Clin Infect Dis. 2017 Oct 16;65(9):1453-1461. doi: 10.1093/cid/cix567.


Nifurtimox Is Ineffective against Drug-Resistant Mycobacteria.

Ruth MM, Sangen JJN, Wertheim HFL, van Ingen J.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2017 Aug 24;61(9). pii: e01233-17. doi: 10.1128/AAC.01233-17. Print 2017 Sep. No abstract available.


Reduced rate of intensive care unit acquired gram-negative bacilli after removal of sinks and introduction of 'water-free' patient care.

Hopman J, Tostmann A, Wertheim H, Bos M, Kolwijck E, Akkermans R, Sturm P, Voss A, Pickkers P, Vd Hoeven H.

Antimicrob Resist Infect Control. 2017 Jun 10;6:59. doi: 10.1186/s13756-017-0213-0. eCollection 2017.

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