W A Stolk
Affiliation: Erasmus MC
Country: The Netherlands
Stolk W, Walker M, Coffeng L, BasÃ¡Ã±ez M, de Vlas S. Required duration of mass ivermectin treatment for onchocerciasis elimination in Africa: a comparative modelling analysis. Parasit Vectors. 2015;8:552 pubmed publisher
..This is a pre-requisite for guiding elimination programmes in Africa and refining operational criteria for stopping mass treatment. ..
Stolk W, Ramaiah K, Van Oortmarssen G, Das P, Habbema J, De Vlas S. Meta-analysis of age-prevalence patterns in lymphatic filariasis: no decline in microfilaraemia prevalence in older age groups as predicted by models with acquired immunity. Parasitology. 2004;129:605-12 pubmed
..We conclude that there is no evidence of a general age-prevalence pattern that would correspond to the acquired immunity models. The Pondicherry study is an exceptional situation that may have guided us in the wrong direction. ..
Stolk W, de Vlas S, Habbema J. Anti-Wolbachia treatment for lymphatic filariasis. Lancet. 2005;365:2067-8 pubmed
Stolk W, de Vlas S, Borsboom G, Habbema J. LYMFASIM, a simulation model for predicting the impact of lymphatic filariasis control: quantification for African villages. Parasitology. 2008;135:1583-98 pubmed publisher
..It can be a valuable tool for decision making in the Global Programme to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis. ..
Stolk W, Ten Bosch Q, de Vlas S, Fischer P, Weil G, Goldman A. Modeling the impact and costs of semiannual mass drug administration for accelerated elimination of lymphatic filariasis. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2013;7:e1984 pubmed publisher
..Semiannual MDA is likely to shorten the time and lower the cost required for LF elimination in countries where it can be implemented. This strategy may improve prospects for global elimination of LF by the target year 2020. ..
Stolk W, Swaminathan S, van Oortmarssen G, Das P, Habbema J. Prospects for elimination of bancroftian filariasis by mass drug treatment in Pondicherry, India: a simulation study. J Infect Dis. 2003;188:1371-81 pubmed
..In conclusion, the prospects for elimination of bancroftian filariasis by mass treatment in Pondicherry seem good, provided that the level of population coverage is sufficiently high...
Stolk W, Van Oortmarssen G, Subramanian S, Das P, Borsboom G, Habbema J, et al
. Assessing density dependence in the transmission of lymphatic filariasis: uptake and development of Wuchereria bancrofti microfilariae in the vector mosquitoes. Med Vet Entomol. 2004;18:57-60 pubmed
..This maximum was estimated at 23 and 4 for Ae. polynesiensis and Cx. quinquefasciatus, respectively...
Stolk W, van Oortmarssen G, Pani S, de Vlas S, Subramanian S, Das P, et al
. Effects of ivermectin and diethylcarbamazine on microfilariae and overall microfilaria production in bancroftian filariasis. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2005;73:881-7 pubmed
..The strong reduction in overall Mf production is good news for control of lymphatic filariasis, but the prospects of elimination will be diminished if part of the population systematically responds poorly to treatment...