Institute of Tropical Medicine

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Organization: Institute of Tropical Medicine
Country: Belgium

Top Publications

  1. pmc Decrease of vitamin D concentration in patients with HIV infection on a non nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor-containing regimen
    Anali Conesa-Botella
    Department of Clinical Sciences, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    AIDS Res Ther 7:40. 2010
  2. pmc Output-based payment to boost staff productivity in public health centres: contracting in Kabutare district, Rwanda
    Bruno Meessen
    Department of Public Health, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    Bull World Health Organ 85:108-15. 2007
  3. ncbi North-South exchange and professional development: experience from Mali and France
    Monique Van Dormael
    Institute of Tropical Medicine, Public Health Department, Nationalestraat 155, B 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium
    Fam Pract 24:102-7. 2007
  4. ncbi 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
  5. ncbi [Development and testing of a semi-quantitative food frequency questionnaire for Bolivian adolescents]
    E J A Pérez-Cueto Eulert
    Instituto de Medicina Tropical Príncipe Leopoldo, Amberes, Belgica
    Nutr Hosp 21:573-80. 2006
  6. pmc Proviral load and immune markers associated with human T-lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1)-associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis (HAM/TSP) in Peru
    I Best
    Instituto de Medicina Tropical Alexander von Humboldt, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru
    Clin Exp Immunol 146:226-33. 2006
  7. ncbi Human schistosomiasis
    Bruno Gryseels
    Institute for Tropical Medicine Antwerp, Nationalestraat 155 B 2000, Antwerp, Belgium
    Lancet 368:1106-18. 2006
  8. ncbi Vaginal microbicides can interfere with nucleic acid amplification tests used for the diagnosis of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae infection
    Tania Crucitti
    HIV STD Research and Intervention Unit, Institute of Tropical Medicine, 155 Nationalestraat, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 57:97-9. 2007
  9. pmc Mixed infection and clonal representativeness of a single sputum sample in tuberculosis patients from a penitentiary hospital in Georgia
    Isdore C Shamputa
    Prince Leopold Institute of Tropical Medicine, Mycobacteriology Unit, Nationalestraat 155, B 2000 Antwerp, Belgium
    Respir Res 7:99. 2006
  10. ncbi Estimating disease prevalence in a Bayesian framework using probabilistic constraints
    Dirk Berkvens
    Department of Animal Health, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    Epidemiology 17:145-53. 2006

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Publications62

  1. pmc Decrease of vitamin D concentration in patients with HIV infection on a non nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor-containing regimen
    Anali Conesa-Botella
    Department of Clinical Sciences, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    AIDS Res Ther 7:40. 2010
    ..We compared 25-hydroxyvitamin D plasma [25-(OH)D] concentration in paired samples before and after 12 months of HAART. 25-(OH)D levels are presented using two different cut-offs: <20 ng/ml and <30 ng/ml...
  2. pmc Output-based payment to boost staff productivity in public health centres: contracting in Kabutare district, Rwanda
    Bruno Meessen
    Department of Public Health, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    Bull World Health Organ 85:108-15. 2007
    ..In many low-income countries, public health systems do not meet the needs and demands of the population. We aimed to assess the extent to which output-based payment could boost staff productivity at health care facilities...
  3. ncbi North-South exchange and professional development: experience from Mali and France
    Monique Van Dormael
    Institute of Tropical Medicine, Public Health Department, Nationalestraat 155, B 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium
    Fam Pract 24:102-7. 2007
    ..To what extent can professional exchange between GPs from North and South fuel novel professional identities in family practice?..
  4. ncbi 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...
  5. ncbi [Development and testing of a semi-quantitative food frequency questionnaire for Bolivian adolescents]
    E J A Pérez-Cueto Eulert
    Instituto de Medicina Tropical Príncipe Leopoldo, Amberes, Belgica
    Nutr Hosp 21:573-80. 2006
    ..Since previous studies suggest that the dietary patterns and lifestyle in adolescence have an impact in health later in life, it is pertinent to monitor and document their dietary patterns...
  6. pmc Proviral load and immune markers associated with human T-lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1)-associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis (HAM/TSP) in Peru
    I Best
    Instituto de Medicina Tropical Alexander von Humboldt, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru
    Clin Exp Immunol 146:226-33. 2006
    ..10 (1.24-66.91)]. Our findings suggest that HAM/TSP is associated primarily with proviral load, whereas the observed association with some immune markers seems secondary...
  7. ncbi Human schistosomiasis
    Bruno Gryseels
    Institute for Tropical Medicine Antwerp, Nationalestraat 155 B 2000, Antwerp, Belgium
    Lancet 368:1106-18. 2006
    ..Vaccines are not yet available. Great advances have been made in the control of the disease through population-based chemotherapy but these required political commitment and strong health systems...
  8. ncbi Vaginal microbicides can interfere with nucleic acid amplification tests used for the diagnosis of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae infection
    Tania Crucitti
    HIV STD Research and Intervention Unit, Institute of Tropical Medicine, 155 Nationalestraat, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 57:97-9. 2007
    ..We therefore recommend that the effects of microbicide gels on diagnostic assays of sexually transmitted infections be established before starting up clinical studies...
  9. pmc Mixed infection and clonal representativeness of a single sputum sample in tuberculosis patients from a penitentiary hospital in Georgia
    Isdore C Shamputa
    Prince Leopold Institute of Tropical Medicine, Mycobacteriology Unit, Nationalestraat 155, B 2000 Antwerp, Belgium
    Respir Res 7:99. 2006
    ..This scheme rests on the postulate that a culture of one sputum sample is homogeneous and representative of the total bacillary population in a patient...
  10. ncbi Estimating disease prevalence in a Bayesian framework using probabilistic constraints
    Dirk Berkvens
    Department of Animal Health, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    Epidemiology 17:145-53. 2006
    ..We illustrate our approach using data collected in a study on the prevalence of porcine cysticercosis with verification from external data...
  11. ncbi Review editorial: prevention of tuberculosis in resource-poor countries with increasing access to highly active antiretroviral treatment
    Ludwig Apers
    Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    Trop Med Int Health 10:1209-14. 2005
    ..We review various aspects of TB preventive treatment in countries with a high prevalence of HIV-TB co-infection and limited resources but with increasing access to ARV treatment...
  12. ncbi Risk factors in the spread of leishmaniases: towards integrated monitoring?
    Jean Claude Dujardin
    Institute of Tropical Medicine, Molecular Parasitology, Nationalestraat 155, B 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium
    Trends Parasitol 22:4-6. 2006
    ..Recently, the multidisciplinary network Leish-Med was launched to document this issue around the Mediterranean and to promote transborder control strategies...
  13. ncbi Envenoming by the viperid snake Eristicophis macmahonii
    Van den Enden Erwin
    Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nationalestraat 155, Antwerp, Belgium
    Toxicon 46:918-20. 2005
    ..The patient developed syncope, followed by a sudden extensive skin rash and massive edema of the arm. He recovered completely, except for a small area of limited tissue necrosis on the bitten finger...
  14. ncbi Perceptions of growth monitoring and promotion among an international panel of district medical officers
    Dominique Roberfroid
    Department of Public Health, Nutrition Unit, Institute of Tropical Medicine, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium
    J Health Popul Nutr 23:207-14. 2005
    ..More emphasis should be put on social communication and involvement of caregivers...
  15. pmc Treatment failure related to intrathecal immunoglobulin M (IgM) synthesis, cerebrospinal fluid IgM, and interleukin-10 in patients with hemolymphatic-stage sleeping sickness
    Veerle Lejon
    Institute of Tropical Medicine, Department of Parasitology, Nationalestraat 155, B 2000 Antwerp, Belgium
    Clin Vaccine Immunol 14:732-7. 2007
    ..This highlights the need for the development and the evaluation of accurate point-of-care tests for the staging of human African trypanosomiasis...
  16. doi Bayesian latent class models with conditionally dependent diagnostic tests: a case study
    Joris Menten
    Clinical Trials Unit, Department of Public Health, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp B2000, Belgium
    Stat Med 27:4469-88. 2008
    ..If several clinically plausible models are supported by the data, a sensitivity analysis should be performed by describing the results obtained from different models and using different priors...
  17. pmc The impact of HIV-1 on the malaria parasite biomass in adults in sub-Saharan Africa contributes to the emergence of antimalarial drug resistance
    Jean Pierre Van Geertruyden
    Department of Parasitology, Unit of Epidemiology Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerpen, Nationalestraat 155 B2000, Antwerpen, Belgium
    Malar J 7:134. 2008
    ..HIV-related immune-suppression increases the risk of malaria (infection, disease and treatment failure) and probably the circulating parasite biomass, favoring the emergence of drug resistance parasites...
  18. ncbi Health through people's empowerment: a rights-based approach to participation
    Pol De Vos
    Public Health Department, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    Health Hum Rights 11:23-35. 2009
    ..Such popular pressure through organized communities and people's organizations can play an essential role in ensuring adequate government policies to address health inequities and in asserting the tright to health...
  19. pmc Buffer substitution in malaria rapid diagnostic tests causes false-positive results
    Philippe Gillet
    Department of Clinical Sciences, Institute of Tropical Medicine ITM, Antwerp, Belgium
    Malar J 9:215. 2010
    ..The present study assessed the effect of buffer substitution on the RDT results...
  20. pmc Knockdown resistance in Anopheles vagus, An. sinensis, An. paraliae and An. peditaeniatus populations of the Mekong region
    Katrijn Verhaeghen
    Department of Parasitology, Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp, Nationalestraat 155, B 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium
    Parasit Vectors 3:59. 2010
    ..abstract:..
  21. doi Evaluation of a rapid and simple fourth-generation HIV screening assay for qualitative detection of HIV p24 antigen and/or antibodies to HIV-1 and HIV-2
    G Beelaert
    Department of Microbiology, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nationalestraat, Antwerpen, Belgium
    J Virol Methods 168:218-22. 2010
    ..5% (62/67) with the Vironostika compared to the reference single Ag ELISA. The assay could not detect Ag in one group O, one subtype F and two subtype H cell supernatant isolates. None of the HIV-2 Ag could be detected...
  22. pmc Trypanosoma brucei modifies the tsetse salivary composition, altering the fly feeding behavior that favors parasite transmission
    Jan Van den Abbeele
    Department of Animal Health, Unit of Veterinary Protozoology, Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
    PLoS Pathog 6:e1000926. 2010
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  23. pmc Multilocus genotyping reveals high heterogeneity and strong local population structure of the Plasmodium vivax population in the Peruvian Amazon
    Peter Van den Eede
    Department of Parasitology, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    Malar J 9:151. 2010
    ..The genetic diversity and population structure of P. vivax isolates collected in different communities around Iquitos city, the capital of the Peruvian Amazon, was determined...
  24. pmc Evolution of antibody landscape and viral envelope escape in an HIV-1 CRF02_AG infected patient with 4E10-like antibodies
    Tessa Dieltjens
    Department of Microbiology, Unit of Virology, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    Retrovirology 6:113. 2009
    ..This study also aimed to use the selected mimotopes as tools to unravel the evolution of the antibody landscape and the viral envelope escape which may provide us with new insights for vaccine design...
  25. doi Fitness study of the RDRio lineage and Latin American-Mediterranean family of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in the city of Rio Grande, Brazil
    Andrea von Groll
    Mycobacteriology Unit, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    FEMS Immunol Med Microbiol 58:119-27. 2010
    ..Strains belonging to the LAM family showed a fitness advantage when comparing their rate of growth with that of non-LAM strains, but a significant difference between RD(Rio) and non-RD(Rio) strains was not confirmed...
  26. doi HIV type 1 subtype A envelope genetic evolution in a slow progressing individual with consistent broadly neutralizing antibodies
    Tessa Dieltjens
    Department of Microbiology, Unit of Virology, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 25:1165-9. 2009
    ..Conservation of functional epitopes may correlate with the continued presence of broad cross-neutralizing antibodies...
  27. doi Age-related infection and transmission patterns of human cysticercosis
    N Praet
    Institute of Tropical Medicine, Animal Health Department, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium
    Int J Parasitol 40:85-90. 2010
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  28. ncbi New anti-tuberculosis drugs: strategies, sources and new molecules
    Juan Carlos Palomino
    Mycobacteriology Unit, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    Curr Med Chem 16:1898-904. 2009
    ..This review will discuss strategies for evaluating drug candidates, new targets, new compounds obtained from synthesis and natural sources, and clinical trials that are currently in progress...
  29. ncbi The transfer of East Coast fever immunisation to veterinary paraprofessionals in Zambia
    T Marcotty
    Department of Animal Health, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nationalestraat 155, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium
    Rev Sci Tech 27:741-9. 2008
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  30. pmc A community effectiveness trial of strategies promoting intermittent preventive treatment with sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine in pregnant women in rural Burkina Faso
    Sabine Gies
    Epidemiology and Control of Parasitic Diseases Unit, Department of Parasitology, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    Malar J 7:180. 2008
    ..The study investigated whether a targeted community-based promotion campaign to increase ANC attendance and SP uptake could effectively improve pregnancy outcomes in the community...
  31. ncbi Susceptibility of Grammomys surdaster thicket rats to Trypanosoma brucei gambiense infection
    Philippe Büscher
    Department of Parasitology, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerpen, Belgium
    Trop Med Int Health 10:850-5. 2005
    ..D. Congo) confirms the observation that the thicket rats are more susceptible to T. b. gambiense infection than typical laboratory rodents...
  32. ncbi A survey for Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis in the Royal Zoological Society of Antwerp
    E Vansnick
    Institute of Tropical Medicine, Veterinary Department, Nationalestraat 155, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium
    Vet J 170:249-56. 2005
    ..There is evidence that Map is present in the RZSA but no high level faecal shedders could be detected. Further investigations are required in other European Zoos in order to complete the picture of Map infections...
  33. ncbi Multicentre study on factors determining differences in rate of spread of HIV in sub-Saharan Africa: methods and prevalence of HIV infection
    A Buve
    Department of Microbiology, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    AIDS 15:S5-14. 2001
    ....
  34. pmc Detection of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae by enzyme immunoassay, culture, and three nucleic acid amplification tests
    E Van Dyck
    STD HIV Research and Intervention Unit, Department of Microbiology, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nationalestraat 155, B 2000 Antwerp, Belgium
    J Clin Microbiol 39:1751-6. 2001
    ..trachomatis EIA. The accuracies of the different NAATs were quite similar. SDA was the only amplification assay with 100% specificity for detection of both N. gonorrhoeae and C. trachomatis in endocervical specimens...
  35. ncbi Reanalysis of full-length HIV type 1 group M subtype K and sub-subtype F2 with an MS-DOS bootscanning program
    G Van der Auwera
    Department of Microbiology, Institute of Tropical Medicine, B2000 Antwerp, Belgium
    AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 17:185-9. 2001
    ..This suggests that some fragments in the F2 sequences have an uncertain origin, and care should be taken when F2 sequences are used in analyses...
  36. pmc Through Mintzberg's glasses: a fresh look at the organization of ministries of health
    J P Unger
    Department of Public Health, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    Bull World Health Organ 78:1005-14. 2000
    ....
  37. ncbi Near full-length genome analysis of HIV type 1 CRF02.AG subtype C and CRF02.AG subtype G recombinants
    W Janssens
    Department of Microbiology, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 16:1183-9. 2000
    ..VI1035 and VI1197 may be the result of successful "second-generation" recombinations of HIV-1 strains CRF02.AG with, respectively, subtype C (VI1035) and G (VI1197) strains in a dually infected individual...
  38. ncbi Viewpoint: filovirus haemorrhagic fever outbreaks: much ado about nothing?
    M Borchert
    Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    Trop Med Int Health 5:318-24. 2000
    ..Some avenues for future research and intervention are explored. Beyond the obvious need to find the reservoir and study the natural history, public health strategies for a more timely and efficient response are urgently needed...
  39. ncbi Diapause induction in adults of three Rhipicephalus appendiculatus stocks
    M Madder
    Prince Leopold Institute of Tropical Medicine, Department of Animal Health, Antwerp, Belgium
    Exp Appl Acarol 23:961-8. 1999
    ..The possible mechanisms of diapause regulation and their origin are discussed...
  40. ncbi The HIV-2 genotype and the HIV-1 syncytium-inducing phenotype are associated with a lower virus replication in dendritic cells
    G Vanham
    Laboratory of Immunology, Department of Microbiology, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerpen, Belgium
    J Med Virol 60:300-12. 2000
    ..The in vitro dendritic cell models seem useful tools to further unravel interactions between HIV, DC, and T cells...
  41. ncbi [Study of the factors determining an unexpected occurrecne of Chagas cardiomyopathy in Sucre, Bolivia]
    A De Muynck
    Département de recherche clinique, institut de médecine tropicale, Anvers, Belgique
    Med Trop (Mars) 58:139-44. 1998
    ..005), a yard around the house (p < 0.05), and inside ceilings (p < 0.05). The results of this study show that prevention of chronic Chagas cardiomyopathy in Sucre, Bolivia will depend on improvement of living conditions...
  42. pmc In vitro susceptibility of Mycobacterium ulcerans to clarithromycin
    F Portaels
    Department of Microbiology, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 42:2070-3. 1998
    ..ulcerans both in vitro and in experimentally infected mice. Multidrug regimens containing clarithromycin may also help control the secondary bacterial infections sometimes seen in BU patients, most importantly osteomyelitis...
  43. ncbi HBV-specific lymphoproliferative and cytokine responses in patients with chronic hepatitis B
    J Vingerhoets
    Institute of Tropical Medicine, Laboratory of Immunology, Antwerp, Belgium
    J Hepatol 28:8-16. 1998
    ..Hepatitis B virus specific T cell responses are crucial for viral elimination but their nature is not fully understood...
  44. ncbi Decline in maternal mortality in Matlab, Bangladesh: a cautionary tale
    C Ronsmans
    Maternal and Child Epidemiology Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
    Lancet 350:1810-4. 1997
    ..3 years of this programme coincided with a significant reduction in direct obstetric mortality compared with the 3 years before the programme. We have examined whether the effects of the programme are sustained over time...
  45. ncbi Utilisation rates and expenditure for public and private, curative-care services in semi-urban Guatemala
    P Van der Stuyft
    Department of Public Health, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    Ann Trop Med Parasitol 91:209-16. 1997
    ....
  46. ncbi Survey for Trichinella spp. in red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) in Belgium
    F Vercammen
    Veterinary Department, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nationalestraat 155, B 2000 Antwerp, Belgium
    Vet Parasitol 103:83-8. 2002
    ..However, for establishing the true meaning of these results, a more profound epidemiological study on the vulpine population in Belgium is necessary...
  47. ncbi Positive association between beta-chemokine-producing T cells and HIV type 1 viral load in HIV-infected subjects in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
    Wim Jennes
    Department of Microbiology, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 18:171-7. 2002
    ..05) in peripheral blood. These data indicate that increased percentages of beta-chemokine-producing T cells in HIV-1-infected subjects correlate with disease progression and are a sign of viremia-driven chronic T cell activation...
  48. ncbi Immunisation against Theileria parva in eastern Zambia: influence of maternal antibodies and demonstration of the carrier status
    T Marcotty
    Department of Veterinary Medicine, Prince Leopold Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nationalestraat 155, B 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium
    Vet Parasitol 110:45-56. 2002
    ..The infection prevalence in the ticks was however much lower in the field than in experimental conditions indicating that an important proportion of them feed on alternative hosts. Old ticks seemed to have lost part of their infectivity...
  49. ncbi Multicenter study of MTT and resazurin assays for testing susceptibility to first-line anti-tuberculosis drugs
    A Martin
    Mycobacteriology Unit, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 9:901-6. 2005
    ..5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide) and resazurin assays, for testing the susceptibility of Mycobacterium tuberculosis to the first-line anti-tuberculosis drugs rifampicin (RMP), isoniazid (INH), ethambutol (EMB) and streptomycin (SM)...
  50. ncbi Community-based health insurance in developing countries: a study of its contribution to the performance of health financing systems
    Guy Carrin
    Department of Health Financing, Expenditure and Resource Allocation, World Health Organisation, Geneva, Switzerland
    Trop Med Int Health 10:799-811. 2005
    ..The proposals pertain to the demand for and the supply of health care in the community; to the technical, managerial and institutional set-up of CHI; and to the rational use of subsidies...
  51. ncbi Management of Kaposi's sarcoma in resource-limited settings in the era of HAART
    Lut Lynen
    Clinical Sciences Department, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    AIDS Rev 7:13-21. 2005
    ..In this paper we review current KS treatments available worldwide and discuss the implications of the increased access to antiretrovirals for KS treatment strategies in resource-limited settings...
  52. ncbi The validity of serologic tests for Trypanosoma cruzi and the effectiveness of transfusional screening strategies in a hyperendemic region
    Marianne Pirard
    CENETROP Project Belgian Technical Co operation, the National Center of Tropical Diseases CENETROP, Regional Blood Bank, Santa Cruz, Bolivia
    Transfusion 45:554-61. 2005
    ..This study aims at obtaining unbiased estimates of the sensitivity and specificity of existing screening tests for Trypanosoma cruzi and at simulating the effectiveness of alternative screening strategies at different prevalence rates...
  53. pmc Rapid detection of ofloxacin resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis by two low-cost colorimetric methods: resazurin and nitrate reductase assays
    Anandi Martin
    Mycobacteriology Unit, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nationalestraat, 155, Antwerp B 2000, Belgium
    J Clin Microbiol 43:1612-6. 2005
    ..Nitrate reductase and resazurin assays are rapid, simple, low-cost methods and might become inexpensive alternative procedures for rapid detection of OFX resistance in low-resource countries...
  54. ncbi Viewpoint: HIV/AIDS and the health workforce crisis: what are the next steps?
    Bruno Marchal
    Department of Public Health, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    Trop Med Int Health 10:300-4. 2005
    ..True paradigm shifts are thus required, without which the fundamental changes required to effectively strengthen the health workforce are unlikely to be initiated...
  55. ncbi Street youths are the only high-risk group for HIV in a low-prevalence South American country
    Marie Laurence Lambert
    Epidemiology and Diseases Control Unit, Department of Public Health, Institute for Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    Sex Transm Dis 32:240-2. 2005
    ..To measure HIV prevalence in various subpopulations in Bolivia...
  56. ncbi A realistic approach to the evaluation of the quality management movement in health care systems: a comparison between European and African contexts based on Mintzberg's organizational models
    P Blaise
    Department of Public Health, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nationalestraat 155, B2000 Antwerpen, Belgium
    Int J Health Plann Manage 19:337-64. 2004
    ..We also suggest that our interpretation of broad trends and contrasts may be used as a useful departure point to study the wide contextual diversity of the African experience with quality management...
  57. ncbi Newly developed primers for the detection of Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis
    Elke Vansnick
    Veterinary Department, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nationalestraat 155, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium
    Vet Microbiol 100:197-204. 2004
    ..The combination of the two PCR assays has proven to be useful for the identification of Map but validation on a large range of clinical samples still needs to be done...
  58. ncbi A Bayesian approach for estimating values for prevalence and diagnostic test characteristics of porcine cysticercosis
    P Dorny
    Department of Animal Health, Prince Leopold Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    Int J Parasitol 34:569-76. 2004
    ..A Bayesian analysis framework offers the possibility to combine prior opinion with experimental data to more accurately estimate the real prevalence of porcine cysticercosis in the absence of a gold standard...
  59. ncbi The use of complementary and alternative medicine by persons with HIV infection in Europe
    R Colebunders
    Institute of Tropical Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences, Nationalestraat 155, B 2000 Antwerp, Belgium
    Int J STD AIDS 14:672-4. 2003
    ..The study shows that despite the availability of highly active antiretroviral therapy many people with HIV infection still take complementary and alternative medicine...
  60. ncbi Population genetic structure of the malaria vector Anopheles minimus A in Vietnam
    W Van Bortel
    Department of Parasitology, Prince Leopold Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nationalestraat 155, B 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium
    Heredity (Edinb) 91:487-93. 2003
    ..The macrogeographical population structure indicates that genes may spread over large areas, whereas the presence of an 'urban' An. minimus A population shows the ability of this species to adapt to anthropogenic environmental changes...
  61. ncbi Human water contacts patterns in Schistosoma mansoni epidemic foci in northern Senegal change according to age, sex and place of residence, but are not related to intensity of infection
    J T Scott
    Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    Trop Med Int Health 8:100-8. 2003
    ..We propose therefore that in this population other factors have principal importance in determining intensity of infection...
  62. ncbi Evaluation of an in vitro method to measure behavioural diapause in the tick Rhipicephalus appendiculatus (Acarina: Ixodidae) in the laboratory
    M Madder
    Institute of Tropical Medicine, Department of Animal Health, Antwerpen, Belgium
    Parasitology 115:97-100. 1997
    ..Comparable results were obtained with both methods...