M Hallin

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Country: Belgium

Publications

  1. pmc Variations in catheter-related bloodstream infections rates based on local practices
    Soraya Cherifi
    Infection Control Unit, Brugmann University Hospital, Place A, Van Gehuchten, 4, Brussels, 1020, Belgium
    Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 2:10. 2013
  2. pmc Pseudo-outbreak of extremely drug-resistant pseudomonas aeruginosa urinary tract infections due to contamination of an automated urine analyzer
    M Hallin
    Department of Microbiology, Erasme Hospital, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
    J Clin Microbiol 50:580-2. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Diversity of accessory genome of human and livestock-associated ST398 methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains
    M Hallin
    Laboratoire de Référence MRSA Staphylocoques, Service de Microbiologie, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Hopital Erasme, 808, Route de Lennik, 1070 Brussels, Belgium
    Infect Genet Evol 11:290-9. 2011
  4. ncbi request reprint Evolutionary relationships between sporadic and epidemic strains of healthcare-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
    M Hallin
    Laboratoire de Référence MRSA Staphylocoques, Department of Microbiology, Hopital Erasme, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
    Clin Microbiol Infect 14:659-69. 2008
  5. pmc Clinical impact of a PCR assay for identification of Staphylococcus aureus and determination of methicillin resistance directly from blood cultures
    M Hallin
    Laboratory of Microbiology, Erasme University Hospital, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
    J Clin Microbiol 41:3942-4. 2003
  6. ncbi request reprint Genetic relatedness between methicillin-susceptible and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: results of a national survey
    M Hallin
    Laboratoire de Référence MRSA Staphylocoques, Service de Microbiologie, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Hopital Erasme, 1070 Brussels, Belgium
    J Antimicrob Chemother 59:465-72. 2007
  7. pmc Validation of pulsed-field gel electrophoresis and spa typing for long-term, nationwide epidemiological surveillance studies of Staphylococcus aureus infections
    M Hallin
    Department of Microbiology, Hopital Erasme, 1070 Brussels, Belgium
    J Clin Microbiol 45:127-33. 2007
  8. doi request reprint Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus clones circulating in Belgium from 2005 to 2009: changing epidemiology
    J Brauner
    Laboratoire de Référence MRSA Staphylocoques, Service de Microbiologie, Université Libre de Bruxelles ULB Hôpital Erasme, Brussels, Belgium
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 32:613-20. 2013
  9. doi request reprint Previous healthcare exposure is the main antecedent for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus carriage on hospital admission in Belgium
    S Vandendriessche
    Laboratoire de Référence MRSA Staphylocoques, Department of Microbiology, Hopital Erasme, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Route de Lennik 808, 1070, Brussels, Belgium
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 31:2283-92. 2012
  10. ncbi request reprint Polyclonal emergence and importation of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains harbouring Panton-Valentine leucocidin genes in Belgium
    O Denis
    Laboratoire de Référence MRSA Staphylocoques, Department of Microbiology, Hopital Erasme, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
    J Antimicrob Chemother 56:1103-6. 2005

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Publications15

  1. pmc Variations in catheter-related bloodstream infections rates based on local practices
    Soraya Cherifi
    Infection Control Unit, Brugmann University Hospital, Place A, Van Gehuchten, 4, Brussels, 1020, Belgium
    Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 2:10. 2013
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  2. pmc Pseudo-outbreak of extremely drug-resistant pseudomonas aeruginosa urinary tract infections due to contamination of an automated urine analyzer
    M Hallin
    Department of Microbiology, Erasme Hospital, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
    J Clin Microbiol 50:580-2. 2012
    ..Users of such analyzers should be aware that contamination can occur and should always perform culture either before the processing of the urine sample on the analyzer or on a distinct sample tube...
  3. doi request reprint Diversity of accessory genome of human and livestock-associated ST398 methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains
    M Hallin
    Laboratoire de Référence MRSA Staphylocoques, Service de Microbiologie, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Hopital Erasme, 808, Route de Lennik, 1070 Brussels, Belgium
    Infect Genet Evol 11:290-9. 2011
    ..The accessory and core-variable genomes of those strains however remain largely unknown...
  4. ncbi request reprint Evolutionary relationships between sporadic and epidemic strains of healthcare-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
    M Hallin
    Laboratoire de Référence MRSA Staphylocoques, Department of Microbiology, Hopital Erasme, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
    Clin Microbiol Infect 14:659-69. 2008
    ..These findings suggest that the SCCmec type and insertion/deletion of other mobile genetic elements may be involved in modulating the epidemic behaviour of MRSA strains of similar genetic background, independently of fitness cost...
  5. pmc Clinical impact of a PCR assay for identification of Staphylococcus aureus and determination of methicillin resistance directly from blood cultures
    M Hallin
    Laboratory of Microbiology, Erasme University Hospital, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
    J Clin Microbiol 41:3942-4. 2003
    ..Only 7 of 28 patients (25%) benefited from a modification of antibiotic therapy based on the PCR results, since empirical therapy was appropriate in a majority of cases...
  6. ncbi request reprint Genetic relatedness between methicillin-susceptible and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: results of a national survey
    M Hallin
    Laboratoire de Référence MRSA Staphylocoques, Service de Microbiologie, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Hopital Erasme, 1070 Brussels, Belgium
    J Antimicrob Chemother 59:465-72. 2007
    ..Whether these clones have been imported from abroad or else have arisen locally via staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec (SCCmec) acquisition by successful methicillin-susceptible S. aureus (MSSA) clones is unknown...
  7. pmc Validation of pulsed-field gel electrophoresis and spa typing for long-term, nationwide epidemiological surveillance studies of Staphylococcus aureus infections
    M Hallin
    Department of Microbiology, Hopital Erasme, 1070 Brussels, Belgium
    J Clin Microbiol 45:127-33. 2007
    ..We suggest that spa typing, which is a single-locus-based method, should preferably be used in combination with additional markers, such as staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec typing or resistance or virulence gene detection...
  8. doi request reprint Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus clones circulating in Belgium from 2005 to 2009: changing epidemiology
    J Brauner
    Laboratoire de Référence MRSA Staphylocoques, Service de Microbiologie, Université Libre de Bruxelles ULB Hôpital Erasme, Brussels, Belgium
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 32:613-20. 2013
    ..The epidemiology of CA-MRSA in Belgium is changing, as the rapid diffusion of the USA300 clone seems to occur, together with a clonal diversification...
  9. doi request reprint Previous healthcare exposure is the main antecedent for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus carriage on hospital admission in Belgium
    S Vandendriessche
    Laboratoire de Référence MRSA Staphylocoques, Department of Microbiology, Hopital Erasme, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Route de Lennik 808, 1070, Brussels, Belgium
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 31:2283-92. 2012
    ..The extra-hospital MRSA reservoir in Belgium mainly consists of persons with previous healthcare exposure. PVL-positive CA-MRSA and LA-MRSA strains remained infrequent among hospitalized patients...
  10. ncbi request reprint Polyclonal emergence and importation of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains harbouring Panton-Valentine leucocidin genes in Belgium
    O Denis
    Laboratoire de Référence MRSA Staphylocoques, Department of Microbiology, Hopital Erasme, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
    J Antimicrob Chemother 56:1103-6. 2005
    ..The objective of this study was to describe the molecular characteristics of the first PVL-positive MRSA strains isolated in Belgium...
  11. doi request reprint StaphVar-DNA microarray analysis of accessory genome elements of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
    F El Garch
    Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Hopital Erasme, Belgium
    J Antimicrob Chemother 63:877-85. 2009
    ..We developed a composite microarray focused on resistance and virulence genes located on the accessory or core-variable genome to characterize a collection of Belgian community-acquired methicillin-resistant S. aureus (CA-MRSA) strains...
  12. doi request reprint Dynamic pattern and genotypic diversity of Staphylococcus aureus nasopharyngeal carriage in healthy pre-school children
    S Blumental
    Paediatric Infectious Diseases Department, Hopital Universitaire des Enfants Reine Fabiola, Brussels, Belgium
    J Antimicrob Chemother 68:1517-23. 2013
    ..The objectives of this study were to assess the S. aureus temporal carriage pattern among a healthy community of pre-school children, with concomitant description of genotype diversity, toxin-encoding genes and antibiotic resistance...
  13. pmc Comparative epidemiology of Staphylococcus epidermidis isolates from patients with catheter-related bacteremia and from healthy volunteers
    S Cherifi
    Infection Control Unit, Brugmann University Hospital, Brussels, Belgium
    J Clin Microbiol 51:1541-7. 2013
    ..epidermidis isolates, which were genetically heterogeneous and susceptible to the majority of antibiotics tested. Clinically severe CRBSIs were due to isolates belonging to two closely related MLST types, ST2 and ST54...
  14. doi request reprint Positive predictive value of the Xpert MRSA assay diagnostic for universal patient screening at hospital admission: influence of the local ecology
    S Roisin
    Department of Clinical Microbiology and National MRSA Reference Laboratory, Erasme Hospital, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 31:873-80. 2012
    ..The emergence of new SCCmec variants and the presence of MSSA harboring cross-reactive SCCmec-like elements may challenge the successful implementation of such detection systems...
  15. ncbi request reprint [The threat of antibiotic resistance: origin, impact and public health perspectives]
    M J Struelens
    Service de Microbiologie, Hôpital Erasme et Ecole de Santé Publique, Unité d Epidémiologie des Maladies Infectieuses, U L B, Bruxelles
    Rev Med Brux 28:381-4. 2007
    ..Confronting this threat effectively requires new strategies to be implemented globally, nationally, and locally across all healthcare and agricultural sectors...