Benjamin Speich

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Affiliation: University of Basel
Country: Switzerland

Publications

  1. pmc Quality control in the diagnosis of Trichuris trichiura and Ascaris lumbricoides using the Kato-Katz technique: experience from three randomised controlled trials
    Benjamin Speich
    Department of Medical Parasitology and Infection Biology, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    Parasit Vectors 8:82. 2015
  2. pmc Diagnostic accuracy of Kato-Katz and FLOTAC for assessing anthelmintic drug efficacy
    Stefanie Knopp
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 5:e1036. 2011
  3. pmc Prevalence of intestinal protozoa infection among school-aged children on Pemba Island, Tanzania, and effect of single-dose albendazole, nitazoxanide and albendazole-nitazoxanide
    Benjamin Speich
    Department of Medical Parasitology and Infection Biology, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, PO Box, CH 4002 Basel, Switzerland
    Parasit Vectors 6:3. 2013
  4. doi Efficacy and safety of albendazole plus ivermectin, albendazole plus mebendazole, albendazole plus oxantel pamoate, and mebendazole alone against Trichuris trichiura and concomitant soil-transmitted helminth infections: a four-arm, randomised controlled t
    Benjamin Speich
    Department of Medical Parasitology and Infection Biology, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, and University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    Lancet Infect Dis 15:277-84. 2015
  5. pmc Efficacy and safety of nitazoxanide, albendazole, and nitazoxanide-albendazole against Trichuris trichiura infection: a randomized controlled trial
    Benjamin Speich
    Department of Medical Parasitology and Infection Biology, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 6:e1685. 2012
  6. pmc Efficacy and reinfection with soil-transmitted helminths 18-weeks post-treatment with albendazole-ivermectin, albendazole-mebendazole, albendazole-oxantel pamoate and mebendazole
    Benjamin Speich
    Department of Medical Parasitology and Infection Biology, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    Parasit Vectors 9:123. 2016
  7. doi Efficacy and safety of oxantel pamoate in school-aged children infected with Trichuris trichiura on Pemba Island, Tanzania: a parallel, randomised, controlled, dose-ranging study
    Wendelin Moser
    Department of Medical Parasitology and Infection Biology, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, and University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    Lancet Infect Dis 16:53-60. 2016
  8. pmc Comparison of the Flotac-400 dual technique and the formalin-ether concentration technique for diagnosis of human intestinal protozoon infection
    Sören L Becker
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    J Clin Microbiol 49:2183-90. 2011
  9. pmc Quantitative evaluation of a handheld light microscope for field diagnosis of soil-transmitted helminth infection
    Isaac I Bogoch
    Divisions of Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California Department of Medical Parasitology and Infection Biology, and Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland Public Health Laboratory Ivo de Carneri, Chake, Chake, Pemba Island, Tanzania Department of Parasitology, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 91:1138-41. 2014
  10. pmc Comparative cost assessment of the Kato-Katz and FLOTAC techniques for soil-transmitted helminth diagnosis in epidemiological surveys
    Benjamin Speich
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    Parasit Vectors 3:71. 2010

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Publications15

  1. pmc Quality control in the diagnosis of Trichuris trichiura and Ascaris lumbricoides using the Kato-Katz technique: experience from three randomised controlled trials
    Benjamin Speich
    Department of Medical Parasitology and Infection Biology, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    Parasit Vectors 8:82. 2015
    ..However, detailed analyses of quality control, including false-positive and faecal egg count (FEC) estimates, have received little attention...
  2. pmc Diagnostic accuracy of Kato-Katz and FLOTAC for assessing anthelmintic drug efficacy
    Stefanie Knopp
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 5:e1036. 2011
    ..We compared the diagnostic accuracy of the Kato-Katz and FLOTAC techniques in the frame of a drug efficacy trial...
  3. pmc Prevalence of intestinal protozoa infection among school-aged children on Pemba Island, Tanzania, and effect of single-dose albendazole, nitazoxanide and albendazole-nitazoxanide
    Benjamin Speich
    Department of Medical Parasitology and Infection Biology, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, PO Box, CH 4002 Basel, Switzerland
    Parasit Vectors 6:3. 2013
    ..Since diagnosis of these parasites is difficult, prevalence data on intestinal protozoa is scarce...
  4. doi Efficacy and safety of albendazole plus ivermectin, albendazole plus mebendazole, albendazole plus oxantel pamoate, and mebendazole alone against Trichuris trichiura and concomitant soil-transmitted helminth infections: a four-arm, randomised controlled t
    Benjamin Speich
    Department of Medical Parasitology and Infection Biology, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, and University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    Lancet Infect Dis 15:277-84. 2015
    ..We aimed to investigate the strategy of combination chemotherapy with existing drugs to establish whether their efficacy could be enhanced and broadened...
  5. pmc Efficacy and safety of nitazoxanide, albendazole, and nitazoxanide-albendazole against Trichuris trichiura infection: a randomized controlled trial
    Benjamin Speich
    Department of Medical Parasitology and Infection Biology, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 6:e1685. 2012
    ..The currently used anthelmintic drugs, in single oral application, have low efficacy against Trichuris trichiura infection, and hence novel anthelmintic drugs are needed. Nitazoxanide has been suggested as potential drug candidate...
  6. pmc Efficacy and reinfection with soil-transmitted helminths 18-weeks post-treatment with albendazole-ivermectin, albendazole-mebendazole, albendazole-oxantel pamoate and mebendazole
    Benjamin Speich
    Department of Medical Parasitology and Infection Biology, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    Parasit Vectors 9:123. 2016
    ..STH reinfections, in particular A. lumbricoides and T. trichiura occur rapidly after treatment with the standard drugs. However, their low efficacy against T. trichiura, made an accurate assessment of reinfection patterns impossible...
  7. doi Efficacy and safety of oxantel pamoate in school-aged children infected with Trichuris trichiura on Pemba Island, Tanzania: a parallel, randomised, controlled, dose-ranging study
    Wendelin Moser
    Department of Medical Parasitology and Infection Biology, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, and University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    Lancet Infect Dis 16:53-60. 2016
    ..Recent studies with oxantel pamoate revealed good cure rates and high egg-reduction rates against T trichiura. We aimed to assess the nature of the dose-response relation to determine the optimum dose...
  8. pmc Comparison of the Flotac-400 dual technique and the formalin-ether concentration technique for diagnosis of human intestinal protozoon infection
    Sören L Becker
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    J Clin Microbiol 49:2183-90. 2011
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  9. pmc Quantitative evaluation of a handheld light microscope for field diagnosis of soil-transmitted helminth infection
    Isaac I Bogoch
    Divisions of Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California Department of Medical Parasitology and Infection Biology, and Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland Public Health Laboratory Ivo de Carneri, Chake, Chake, Pemba Island, Tanzania Department of Parasitology, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 91:1138-41. 2014
    ..96, 95% CI = 0.91-1.00 for T. trichiura). The Newton Nm1 microscope may be a useful tool for the detection and quantification of soil-transmitted helminth infection in clinical, epidemiologic, and public health settings. ..
  10. pmc Comparative cost assessment of the Kato-Katz and FLOTAC techniques for soil-transmitted helminth diagnosis in epidemiological surveys
    Benjamin Speich
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    Parasit Vectors 3:71. 2010
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  11. doi Albendazole and mebendazole administered alone or in combination with ivermectin against Trichuris trichiura: a randomized controlled trial
    Stefanie Knopp
    Departments of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    Clin Infect Dis 51:1420-8. 2010
    ..Single-dose albendazole and mebendazole show limited efficacy in the treatment of trichuriasis. The combination of albendazole with ivermectin improves efficacy, but a mebendazole-ivermectin combination has not been previously investigated...
  12. pmc Activity of oxantel pamoate monotherapy and combination chemotherapy against Trichuris muris and hookworms: revival of an old drug
    Jennifer Keiser
    Department of Medical Parasitology and Infection Biology, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 7:e2119. 2013
    ..The re-evaluation of old, forgotten drugs is a promising strategy to identify alternative anthelminthic drug candidates or drug combinations...
  13. pmc How long can stool samples be fixed for an accurate diagnosis of soil-transmitted helminth infection using Mini-FLOTAC?
    Beatrice Barda
    Department of Medical Parasitology and Infection Biology, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 9:e0003698. 2015
    ..We assessed the performance of Mini-FLOTAC using formalin-fixed stool samples compared to Kato-Katz and determined the dynamics of prevalence and intensity estimates of soil-transmitted helminth infection over a 31-day time period...
  14. doi Effect of sanitation and water treatment on intestinal protozoa infection: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Benjamin Speich
    Department of Medical Parasitology and Infection Biology, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, and University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    Lancet Infect Dis 16:87-99. 2016
    ..We assessed the relation between access to, and use of, sanitation facilities and water treatment and infection with intestinal protozoa...
  15. pmc Effect of sanitation on soil-transmitted helminth infection: systematic review and meta-analysis
    Kathrin Ziegelbauer
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    PLoS Med 9:e1001162. 2012
    ..However, rapid reinfection of humans occurs after successful deworming, and therefore effective preventive measures are required to achieve public health goals with optimal efficiency and sustainability...