2014

 Sporozoite Immunization of Human Volunteers under Mefloquine Prophylaxis Is Safe, Immunogenic and Protective: A Double-Blind Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial.
Bijker EM, Schats R, Obiero JM, Behet MC, van Gemert GJ, van de Vegte-Bolmer M, Graumans W, van Lieshout L, Bastiaens GJ, Teelen K, Hermsen CC, Scholzen A, Visser LG, Sauerwein RW. 
PLoS One. 2014 Nov 14;9(11):e112910. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0112910. eCollection 2014.

 Impact of short-time urine freezing on the sensitivity of an established Schistosoma real-time PCR assay.
Kenguele HM1, Adegnika AA2, Nkoma AM2, Ateba-Ngoa U2, Mbong M2, Zinsou J2, Lell B2, Verweij JJ2.
Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2014 Jun;90(6):1153-5. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.14-0005. Epub 2014 Apr 7.

 Acute Muscular Sarcocystosis: an International Investigation among Ill Travelers Returning from Tioman Island, Malaysia, 2011 and 2012.
Esposito DH, Stich A, Epelboin L, Malvy D, Han PV, Bottieau E, da Silva A, Zanger P, Slesak G, van Genderen PJ, Rosenthal BM, Cramer JP, Visser LG, Muñoz J, Drew CP, Goldsmith CS, Steiner F, Wagner N, Grobusch MP, Plier DA, Tappe D, Sotir MJ, Brown C, Brunette GW, Fayer R, von Sonnenburg F, Neumayr A, Kozarsky PE; for the Tioman Island Sarcocystosis InvestigationTeam; for the Tioman Island Sarcocystosis InvestigationTeam.
Clin Infect Dis. 2014 Nov 15;59(10):1401-10. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciu622. Epub 2014 Aug 4.

 Tools for diagnosis, monitoring and screening of Schistosoma infections utilizing lateral-flow based assays and upconverting phosphor labels.
Corstjens PL, DE Dood CJ, Kornelis D, Tjon Kon Fat EM, Wilson RA, Kariuki TM, Nyakundi RK, Loverde PT, Abrams WR, Tanke HJ, VAN Lieshout L, Deelder AM, VAN Dam GJ.
Parasitology. 2014 Jun 16:1-15. [Epub ahead of print]

 Cytotoxic Markers Associate with Protection against Malaria in Human Volunteers Immunized with Plasmodium falciparum Sporozoites.
Bijker EM, Teirlinck AC, Schats R, van Gemert GJ, van de Vegte-Bolmer M, van Lieshout L, IntHout J, Hermsen CC, Scholzen A, Visser LG, Sauerwein RW.
J Infect Dis. 2014 May 27. pii: jiu293. [Epub ahead of print]

 A quality control program within a clinical trial consortium for PCR protocols to detect Plasmodium species.
Taylor SM, Mayor A, Mombo-Ngoma G, Kenguele HM, Ouédraogo S, Tuikue Ndam N, Mkali H, Mwangoka G, Valecha N, Singh JP, Clark MA, Verweij JJ, Adegnika AA, Severini C, Menegon M, Macete E, Menendez C, Cisteró P, Njie F, Affara M, Otieno K, Kariuki S, Ter Kuile FO, Meshnick SR.
J Clin Microbiol. 2014 Jun;52(6):2144-9. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00565-14. Epub 2014 Apr 16.

 Diagnostic Performance of Schistosoma Real-Time PCR in Urine Samples from Kenyan Children Infected with Schistosoma haematobium: Day-to-day Variation and Follow-up after Praziquantel Treatment.
Vinkeles Melchers NV, van Dam GJ, Shaproski D, Kahama AI, Brienen EA, Vennervald BJ, van Lieshout L.
PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2014 Apr 17;8(4):e2807.

 Post-Travel Screening of Asymptomatic Long-Term Travelers to the Tropics for Intestinal Parasites Using Molecular Diagnostics.
Soonawala D, Lieshout LV, den Boer MA, Claas EC, Verweij JJ, Godkewitsch A, Ratering M, Visser LG.
Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2014 May;90(5):835-9. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.13-0594. Epub 2014 Mar 10.

 A loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) assay for Strongyloides stercoralis in stool that uses a visual detection method with SYTO-82 fluorescent dye.
Watts MR1, James G, Sultana Y, Ginn AN, Outhred AC, Kong F, Verweij JJ, Iredell JR, Chen SC, Lee R.
Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2014 Feb;90(2):306-11. Epub 2013 Dec 9.

 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction for Detection of Schistosoma DNA in Small-Volume Urine Samples Reflects Focal Distribution of Urogenital Schistosomiasis in Primary School Girls in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.
Pillay P, Taylor M, Zulu SG, Gundersen SG, Verweij JJ, Hoekstra P, Brienen EA, Kleppa E, Kjetland EF, van Lieshout L.
Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2014 Mar;90(3):546-52. [Epub ahead of print]

 Foodborne Trematodiasis and Opisthorchis felineus Acquired in Italy.
Wunderink HF, Rozemijer W, Wever PC, Verweij JJ, van Lieshout L.
Emerg Infect Dis. 2014 Jan;20(1):154-5.

 Evaluation of four single-locus markers for Leishmania species discrimination by sequencing.
Van der Auwera G1, Ravel C, Verweij JJ, Bart A, Schönian G, Felger I. J Clin Microbiol. 2014 Apr;52(4):1098-104. doi: 10.1128/JCM.02936-13. Epub 2014 Jan 22.