A Van Deun

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Affiliation: Institute of Tropical Medicine
Country: Belgium

Publications

  1. pmc Rifampin drug resistance tests for tuberculosis: challenging the gold standard
    Armand van Deun
    Mycobacteriology Unit, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    J Clin Microbiol 51:2633-40. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Fluorescein diacetate vital staining allows earlier diagnosis of rifampicin-resistant tuberculosis
    A Van Deun
    Mycobacteriology Unit, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 16:1174-9. 2012
  3. pmc Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains with highly discordant rifampin susceptibility test results
    A Van Deun
    Mycobacteriology Unit, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nationalestraat 155, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium
    J Clin Microbiol 47:3501-6. 2009
  4. ncbi request reprint Performance and acceptability of the FluoLED Easy module for tuberculosis fluorescence microscopy
    A Van Deun
    Mycobacteriology Unit, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 12:1009-14. 2008
  5. doi request reprint Yield of fluorescence microscopy versus culture for tuberculosis at a middle-income country referral hospital
    A Van Deun
    Mycobacteriology Unit, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nationalestraat 155, Antwerpen, Belgium
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 102:564-9. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint Ziehl-Neelsen staining: theory and practice
    A Van Deun
    Mycobacteriology Unit, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerpen, Belgium
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 12:108-10. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Validation of candidate smear microscopy quality indicators, extracted from tuberculosis laboratory registers
    A Van Deun
    Mycobacteriology Unit, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 11:300-5. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Extension of the intensive phase reduces unfavourable outcomes with the 8-month thioacetazone regimen
    A Van Deun
    Mycobacteriology Unit, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 10:1255-61. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Performance of variations of carbolfuchsin staining of sputum smears for AFB under field conditions
    A Van Deun
    Mycobacteriology Unit, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerpen, Belgium
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 9:1127-33. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Drug resistance monitoring: combined rates may be the best indicator of programme performance
    A Van Deun
    Mycobacteriology Unit, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 8:23-30. 2004

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Publications28

  1. pmc Rifampin drug resistance tests for tuberculosis: challenging the gold standard
    Armand van Deun
    Mycobacteriology Unit, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    J Clin Microbiol 51:2633-40. 2013
    ..However, a result of rifampin susceptibility should be questioned when suspicion is very high, and further DST using a different system (i.e., genotypic after phenotypic testing) would be fully justified. ..
  2. doi request reprint Fluorescein diacetate vital staining allows earlier diagnosis of rifampicin-resistant tuberculosis
    A Van Deun
    Mycobacteriology Unit, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 16:1174-9. 2012
    ..Damien Foundation Project, Bangladesh...
  3. pmc Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains with highly discordant rifampin susceptibility test results
    A Van Deun
    Mycobacteriology Unit, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nationalestraat 155, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium
    J Clin Microbiol 47:3501-6. 2009
    ..Further studies are required to confirm these findings, to determine the frequency of these low-level-resistant isolates, and to identify technical improvements that may identify such strains...
  4. ncbi request reprint Performance and acceptability of the FluoLED Easy module for tuberculosis fluorescence microscopy
    A Van Deun
    Mycobacteriology Unit, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 12:1009-14. 2008
    ..Tuberculosis (TB) reference laboratory in Bangkok, Thailand, and two health centres in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania...
  5. doi request reprint Yield of fluorescence microscopy versus culture for tuberculosis at a middle-income country referral hospital
    A Van Deun
    Mycobacteriology Unit, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nationalestraat 155, Antwerpen, Belgium
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 102:564-9. 2008
    ..Thus FM could be particularly useful, as it is time-saving and could protect against the sensitivity loss associated with high workload...
  6. ncbi request reprint Ziehl-Neelsen staining: theory and practice
    A Van Deun
    Mycobacteriology Unit, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerpen, Belgium
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 12:108-10. 2008
    ..The advice given here is meant to supplement the guidelines. It is based on experiments on and field experience of basic fuchsin stain and staining solutions...
  7. ncbi request reprint Validation of candidate smear microscopy quality indicators, extracted from tuberculosis laboratory registers
    A Van Deun
    Mycobacteriology Unit, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 11:300-5. 2007
    ..Kinshasa Province, Democratic Republic of Congo...
  8. ncbi request reprint Extension of the intensive phase reduces unfavourable outcomes with the 8-month thioacetazone regimen
    A Van Deun
    Mycobacteriology Unit, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 10:1255-61. 2006
    ..Damien Foundation tuberculosis (TB) control projects in Bangladesh...
  9. ncbi request reprint Performance of variations of carbolfuchsin staining of sputum smears for AFB under field conditions
    A Van Deun
    Mycobacteriology Unit, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerpen, Belgium
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 9:1127-33. 2005
    ..A field project in Bangladesh...
  10. ncbi request reprint Drug resistance monitoring: combined rates may be the best indicator of programme performance
    A Van Deun
    Mycobacteriology Unit, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 8:23-30. 2004
    ..Greater Mymensingh District, Bangladesh...
  11. ncbi request reprint Scanty AFB smears: what's in a name?
    A Van Deun
    Mycobacteriology Unit, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 8:816-23. 2004
    ..A tuberculosis control project in Bangladesh...
  12. ncbi request reprint Bleach sedimentation method for increased sensitivity of sputum smear microscopy: does it work?
    A Van Deun
    Mycobacteriology Unit, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerpen, Belgium
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 4:371-6. 2000
    ..A non-governmental organisation (NGO) supported tuberculosis control programme in Bangladesh with good smear microscopy...
  13. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of tuberculosis control by periodic or routine susceptibility testing in previously treated cases
    A Van Deun
    Mycobacteriology Unit, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 5:329-38. 2001
    ..A national tuberculosis control programme (NTP) disposing of baseline drug resistance rates and using 2EHRZ/6TH in the treatment of new cases...
  14. doi request reprint Evaluation of the Genotype® MTBDRplus assay as a tool for drug resistance surveys
    L Rigouts
    Microbiology Department, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 15:959-65. 2011
    ..A national tuberculosis (TB) drug resistance survey in Tanzania...
  15. pmc Directly observed treatment, short-course strategy and multidrug-resistant tuberculosis: are any modifications required?
    I Bastian
    Department of Microbiology, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    Bull World Health Organ 78:238-51. 2000
    ....
  16. ncbi request reprint Optimal tuberculosis case detection by direct sputum smear microscopy: how much better is more?
    A Van Deun
    Mycobacteriology Unit, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerpen, Belgium
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 6:222-30. 2002
    ..A tuberculosis control project in Bangladesh...
  17. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of the FluoreslenS and fluorescence microscopy blinded rechecking trial, Nairobi, Kenya
    G Torrea
    Mycobacteriology Unit, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 12:658-63. 2008
    ..Three busy laboratories in Nairobi, Kenya...
  18. ncbi request reprint Results of a standardised regimen for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in Bangladesh
    A Van Deun
    Mycobacteriology Unit, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 8:560-7. 2004
    ..Individualised regimens based on drug susceptibility test results, generally used to treat multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), require often unavailable expertise and resources...
  19. ncbi request reprint Diagnosis of drug-resistant tuberculosis: reliability and rapidity of detection
    A Van Deun
    Mycobacteriology Unit, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, Paris, France
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 14:131-40. 2010
    ..No test is fully accurate, and proper pre-selection may allow the use of less accurate but simple screening methods. Conventional slow DST will still be needed for confirmation and for epidemiological monitoring...
  20. ncbi request reprint Rifampicin mono-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Bujumbura, Burundi: results of a drug resistance survey
    M Sanders
    , Bujumbura, Burundi
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 10:178-83. 2006
    ....
  21. ncbi request reprint Not all microscopes are equal
    R Lumb
    Institute of Medical and Veterinary Science, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 10:227-9. 2006
    ..International agencies should consider establishing a purchasing service to assist countries in their microscope procurement. Such a system would provide quality assurance and increased purchasing power...
  22. ncbi request reprint Early and rapid microscopy-based diagnosis of true treatment failure and MDR-TB
    A Hamid Salim
    Damien Foundation Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 10:1248-54. 2006
    ..Damien Foundation tuberculosis (TB) control project in Bangladesh...
  23. ncbi request reprint Improving sputum microscopy services for the diagnosis of tuberculosis in Peru and Bolivia
    K Siddiqi
    Nuffield Centre for International Health and Development, Institute of Health Sciences and Public Health Research, Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 11:665-70. 2007
    ..Sixteen primary care health centres in Peru and Bolivia...
  24. ncbi request reprint Systematic restaining of sputum smears for quality control is useful in Burundi
    T Buzingo
    , Bujumbura, Burundi
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 7:439-44. 2003
    ..Cold staining should be avoided in field programmes since its performance is easily affected by frequently encountered adverse factors...
  25. pmc Sputum smear microscopy: evaluation of impact of training, microscope distribution, and use of external quality assessment guidelines for resource-poor settings
    A van Rie
    Department of Epidemiology, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7435, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 46:897-901. 2008
    ....
  26. ncbi request reprint Critical appraisal of current recommendations and practices for tuberculosis sputum smear microscopy
    C Gilpin
    International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, Paris, France
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 11:946-52. 2007
    ..Periodic reporting on acid-fast smear examinations is highly desirable for regular monitoring and a more balanced provision of supplies...
  27. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in tuberculosis: a prevalence survey done in Bangladesh
    M A Hamid Salim
    Damien Foundation Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 8:952-7. 2004
    ..Bangladesh national tuberculosis control programme districts supported by the Damien Foundation (population 18 million)...
  28. ncbi request reprint Ziehl-Neelsen staining: strong red on weak blue, or weak red under strong blue?
    P Angra
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 11:1160-1. 2007