Publications

2018

Motro Y, Carriço JA, Friedrich AW, Rossen JW, Moran-Gilad J. ESCMID Postgraduate Education Course Regional Capacity Building for Integration of Next-Generation Sequencing in the Clinical Microlab. Microbes Infect. 2018 Mar 16. pii: S1286-4579(18)30050-9. doi: 10.1016/j.micinf.2018.02.006. [Epub ahead of print] (PMID: 29555344)

Silva M, Machado MP, Silva DN, Rossi M, Moran-Gilad J, Santos S, Ramirez M, Carriço JA. chewBBACA: A complete suite for gene-by-gene schema creation and strain identification. Microb Genom. 2018 Mar 15. doi: 10.1099/mgen.0.000166. [Epub ahead of print] (PMID: 29543149)

Carriço JA, Crochemore M, Francisco AP, Pissis SP, Ribeiro-Gonçalves B, Vaz C. Fast phylogenetic inference from typing data. Algorithms Mol Biol. 2018 Feb 15;13:4. doi: 10.1186/s13015-017-0119-7. eCollection 2018. (PMID: 29467814)

Culebro A, Machado MP, Carriço JA, Rossi M. Origin, evolution, and distribution of the molecular machinery for biosynthesis of sialylated lipooligosaccharide structures in Campylobacter coli. Sci Rep. 2018 Feb 14;8(1):3028. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-21438-2.(PMID: 29445215)

Carriço JA, Rossi M, Moran-Gilad J, Van Domselaar G, Ramirez M. A Primer on Microbial Bioinformatics for non-bioinformaticians. Clin Microbiol Infect. 2018 Jan 5. pii: S1198-743X(17)30709-7. doi: 10.1016/j.cmi.2017.12.015. [Epub ahead of print](PMID: 29309933)

2017

Savelkoel J, Binnendijk KH, Spijker R, van Vugt M, Tan K, Hänscheid T, Schlagenhauf P, Grobusch MP. 2017. Abbreviated atovaquone-proguanil prophylaxis regimens in travelers after leaving malaria-endemic areas: A systematic review. Travel Med Infect Dis. in press (PMID: 29242073)

Hänscheid T, Grobusch MP. 2017. Modern hematology analyzers are very useful for diagnosis of malaria and, crucially, may help avoid misdiagnosis. J Clin Microbiol 55:3303–3304. (PMID: 29066565)

Guedes LC, Chan RB, Gomes MA, Conceição VA, Machado RB, Soares T, Xu Y, Gaspar P, Carriço JA, Alcalay RN, Ferreira JJ, Outeiro TF, Miltenberger-Miltenyi G. Serum lipid alterations in GBA-associated Parkinson's disease . Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 2017 Sep 1. pii: S1353-8020(17)30322-X. (PMID: 28890071)

Ribeiro TG, Ribeiro-Gonçalves B, da Silva MS, Novais A, Machado E, Carriço JA, Peixe L. Citrobacter portucalensis sp. nov., isolated from an aquatic sample . Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2017 Sep;67(9):3513-3517. (PMID: 28857032)

Jamet A, Touchon M, Ribeiro-Gonçalves B, Carriço JA, Charbit A, Nassif X, Ramirez M, Rocha EPC. 2017. A widespread family of polymorphic toxins encoded by temperate phages. BMC Biol 15:75. (PMID: 28851366)

Taboada EN, Graham MR, Carriço JA, Van Domselaar G. 2017. Food safety in the age of next generation sequencing, bioinformatics, and open data access. Front Microbiol 8:909. (PMID: 28588568)

Gil J, Almeida S, Constant C, Pinto S, Barreto R, Melo-Cristino J, Machado M do C, Bandeira T. 2017. Short-term relevance of lower respiratory viral coinfection in inpatients under 2 years of age. An Pediatr In press (PMID: 28571896)

Visser BJ, de Vries SG, Vingerling R, Gritter M, Kroon D, Aguilar LC, Kraan RBJ, Wieten RW, Danion F, Sjouke B, Adegnika AA, Agnandji ST, Kremsner PG, Hänscheid T, Mens PF, van Vugt M, Grobusch MP. 2017. Serum lipids and lipoproteins during uncomplicated malaria: A cohort study in Lambaréné, Gabon. Am J Trop Med Hyg 96:1205–1214. (PMID: 28500816)

Martins ER, Pedroso-Roussado C, Melo-Cristino J, Ramirez M, Portuguese Group for the Study of Streptococcal Infections. 2017. Streptococcus agalactiae causing neonatal infections in Portugal (2005-2015): diversification and emergence of a CC17/PI-2b multidrug resistant sublineage. Front Microbiol 8:499. (PMID: 28400757)

Marchaim D, Levit D, Zigron R, Gordon M, Lazarovitch T, Carriço JA, Chalifa-Caspi V, Moran-Gilad J. 2017. Clinical and molecular epidemiology of Acinetobacter baumannii bloodstream infections in an endemic setting. Future Microbiol 12:271–283. (PMID: 28287300)

Henriques AR, Melo-Cristino J, Fraqueza MJ. 2017. Genetic characterization of Listeria monocytogenes isolates from industrial and retail ready-to-eat meat-based foods and their relationship with clinical strains from human listeriosis in Portugal. J Food Prot 551–560. (PMID: 28272920)

Diamantino-Miranda J, Aguiar, SI, Carriço JA, Melo-Cristino J, Ramirez M. 2017. Clonal and serotype dynamics of serogroup 6 isolates causing invasive pneumococcal disease in Portugal: 1999-2012. PLoS ONE 12:e0170354. (PMID: 28152029)

Machado MP, Ribeiro-Gonçalves B, Silva M, Ramirez M, Carriço JA. 2017. Epidemiological surveillance and typing methods to track antibiotic resistant strains using high throughput sequencing. Methods Mol Biol 1520:331–355. (PMID: 27873262)

Nascimento M, Sousa A, Ramirez M, Francisco AP, Carriço JA, Vaz C. 2017. PHYLOViZ 2.0: Providing scalable data integration and visualization for multiple phylogenetic inference methods. Bioinformatics 33:128–129. (PMID: 27605102)

2016

Horácio AN, Silva-Costa C, Lopes JP, Ramirez M, Melo-Cristino J, Portuguese Group for the Study of Streptococcal Infections. 2016. Serotype 3 remains the leading cause of invasive pneumococcal disease in adults in Portugal (2012-2014) despite continued reductions in other 13-valent conjugate vaccine serotypes. Front Microbiol 7:1616. (PMID: 27790208)

Barato P, Martins ER, Vasquez GM, Ramirez M, Melo-Cristino J, Martínez N, Iregui C. 2016. Capsule impairs efficient adherence of Streptococcus agalactiae to intestinal epithelium in tilapias Oreochromis sp. Microb Pathog. 100:30–36. (PMID: 27594667)

Pinho MD, Erol E, Ribeiro-Gonçalves B, Mendes CI, Carriço JA, Matos SC, Preziuso S, Luebke-Becker A, Wieler LH, Melo-Cristino J, Ramirez M. 2016. Beta-hemolytic Streptococcus dysgalactiae strains isolated from horses are a genetically distinct population within the Streptococcus dysgalactiae taxon. Sci Rep 6:31736. (PMID: 27530432)

Costa SS, Palma C, Kadlec K, Fessler AT, Viveiros M, Melo-Cristino J, Schwarz S, Couto I. 2016. Plasmid-borne antimicrobial resistance of Staphylococcus aureus isolated in a hospital in Lisbon, Portugal. Microb Drug Resist. 22:617–626. (PMID: 27309487)

Mottola C, Matias CS, Mendes JJ, Melo-Cristino J, Tavares L, Cavaco-Silva P, Oliveira M. 2016. Susceptibility patterns of Staphylococcus aureus biofilms in diabetic foot infections. BMC Microbiol 16:119.(PMID: 27339028)

Horácio AN, Silva-Costa C, Diamantino-Miranda J, Lopes JP, Ramirez M, Melo-Cristino J, Portuguese Group for the Study of Streptococcal Infections. 2016. Population structure of Streptococcus pneumoniae causing invasive disease in adults in Portugal before PCV13 availability for adults: 2008-2011. PLoS ONE 11:e0153602. (PMID: 27168156)

Ribeiro-Gonçalves B, Francisco AP, Vaz C, Ramirez M, Carriço JA. 2016. PHYLOViZ Online: web-based tool for visualization, phylogenetic inference, analysis and sharing of minimum spanning trees. Nucleic Acids Res. 44:W246-251. (PMID: 27131357)

Vieira S, Belo S, Hänscheid T. 2016. Ziehl-Neelsen in schistosomiasis:much more than staining the shell and species identification. Am J Trop Med Hyg 94:699–700. (PMID: 27053189)

Rebelo M, Hänscheid T. 2016. Flow Cytometry for Antimalarial Drug Testing: More than Meets the Eye. J Clin Microbiol 54:817. (PMID: 26917459)

Mottola C, Semedo-Lemsaddek T, Mendes JJ, Melo-Cristino J, Tavares L, Cavaco-Silva P, Oliveira M. 2016. Molecular typing, virulence traits and antimicrobial resistance of diabetic foot staphylococci. J Biomed Sci 23:33. (PMID: 26952716)

Rebelo M, Grenho R, Orban A, Hänscheid T. 2016. Transdermal diagnosis of malaria using vapor nanobubbles. Emerging Infect Dis 22:343–344. (PMID: 26811926)

Hänscheid T, Carvalho T, Grobusch MP. 2016. Hemozoin detection for human malaria diagnosis investigated in rodent models: how similar is similar? Trends Parasitol. 32: 94–96 (PMID: 26704075)

Pires D, Zagalo A, Santos C, Cota de Medeiros F, Duarte A, Lito L, Melo-Cristino J, Caldeira L. 2016. Evolving epidemiology of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae in Portugal: 2012 retrospective cohort at a tertiary hospital in Lisbon. J Hosp Infect 92:82–85. (PMID: 26698390)

Björnsdóttir ES, Martins ER, Erlendsdóttir H, Haraldsson G, Melo-Cristino J, Kristinsson KG, Ramirez M. 2016. Changing epidemiology of group B streptococcal infections among adults in Iceland: 1975-2014. Clin Microbiol Infect. 22:379.e9-379.e16. (PMID: 26691681)

2015

Friães A, Machado MP, Pato C, Carriço JA, Melo-Cristino J, Ramirez M. 2015. Emergence of the same successful clade among distinct populations of emm89 Streptococcus pyogenes in multiple geographic regions. MBio 6. pii: e01780-15. (PMID: 26628724) (Highlighted in Holzman DC. 2016. To outcompete others, S. pyogenes clade undergoes transmissibility upgrade. Microbe 11:56-57)

Costa SS, Viveiros M, Rosato AE, Melo-Cristino J, Couto I. 2015. Impact of efflux in the development of multidrug resistance phenotypes in Staphylococcus aureus. BMC Microbiol 15:232.(PMID: 26498754)

Tempera C, Franco R, Caro C, André V, Eaton P, Burke P, Hänscheid T. 2015. Characterization and optimization of the haemozoin-like crystal (HLC) assay to determine Hz inhibiting effects of anti-malarial compounds. Malar J 14:403. (PMID: 26458401)

Barreira R, Graça AM, Gonçalves C, Abrantes M, Gouveia R, Carvalho D, Lito L, Moniz C, Melo-Cristino J, Machado MC. 2015. Monitorização epidemiológica numa unidade de cuidados intensivos neonatais. Acta Pediátrica Portuguesa 46:190–7. Publisher

Arinto-Garcia R, Pinho MD, Carriço JA, Melo-Cristino J, Ramirez M. 2015. Comparing MALDI-TOF MS, phenotypic and molecular methods for the identification of species within the Streptococcus anginosus group. J Clin Microbiol. 53:3580–3588. (PMID: 26354817)

Friães A, Pato C, Melo-Cristino J, Ramirez M. 2015. Consequences of the variability of the CovRS and RopB regulators among Streptococcus pyogenes causing human infections. Sci Rep 5:12057. (PMID: 26174161)

Silva-Costa C, Ramirez M, Melo-Cristino J, Portuguese Group for the Study of Streptococcal Infections. 2015. Declining macrolide resistance in Streptococcus pyogenes in Portugal (2007-13) was accompanied by continuous clonal changes. J Antimicrob Chemother. 70:2729–2733. (PMID: 26142474)

Coutinho CP, Barreto C, Pereira L, Lito L, Melo-Cristino J, Sá-Correia I. 2015. Incidence of Burkholderia contaminans at a cystic fibrosis centre with an unusually high representation of Burkholderia cepacia during 15 years of epidemiological surveillance. J Med Microbiol 64:927–935. (PMID: 26002942)

Ramirez M, Carriço JA, van der Linden M, Melo-Cristino J. 2015. Molecular Epidemiology of Streptococcus pneumoniae, p. 3-19 . In Brown, JM, Hammerschmidt, S, Orihuela, C (eds.), Streptococcus Pneumoniae - Molecular Mechanisms of Host-Pathogen Interactions. Academic Press, San Diego. DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-410530-0.00001-6

Janssen S, Hermans S, Knap M, Moekotte A, Rossatanga EG, Adegnika AA, Bélard S, Hänscheid T, Grobusch MP. 2015. Impact of Anti-Retroviral Treatment and Cotrimoxazole Prophylaxis on Helminth Infections in HIV-Infected Patients in Lambaréné, Gabon. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 9:e0003769. (PMID: 25993501)

Rosini R, Campisi E, De Chiara M, Tettelin H, Rinaudo D, Toniolo C, Metruccio M, Guidotti S, Sørensen UBS, Kilian M, DEVANI Consortium, Ramirez M, Janulczyk R, Donati C, Grandi G, Margarit I. 2015. Genomic analysis reveals the molecular basis for capsule loss in the group B streptococcus population. PLoS ONE 10:e0125985. (PMID: 25946017)

Rebelo M, Tempera C, Fernandes JF, Grobusch MP, Hänscheid T. 2015. Assessing anti-malarial drug effects ex vivo using the haemozoin detection assay. Malar J 14:140. (PMID: 25879757)

Rebelo M, Tempera C, Bispo C, Andrade C, Gardner R, Shapiro HM, Hänscheid T. 2015. Light depolarization measurements in malaria: A new job for an old friend. Cytometry A 87:437–445. (PMID: 25808846)

Teixeira AS, Monteiro PT, Carriço JA, Ramirez M, Francisco AP. 2015. Not seeing the forest for the trees: Size of the minimum spanning trees (MSTs) forest and branch significance in MST-based phylogenetic analysis. PLoS ONE 10:e0119315. (PMID: 25799056)

Coelho LP, Pato C, Friães A., Neumann A, von Köckritz-Blickwede M, Ramirez M, Carriço JA. 2015. Automatic Determination of NET (Neutrophil Extracellular Traps) Coverage in Fluorescent Microscopy Images. Bioinformatics 31:2364–2370. (PMID: 25792554)

Silva-Costa C, Friães A, Ramirez M, Melo-Cristino J 2015. Macrolide-resistant Streptococcus pyogenes: prevalence and treatment strategies. Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther 13:615–628. (PMID: 25746210)

Barato P, Martins ER, Melo-Cristino J, Iregui CA, Ramirez M. 2015. Persistence of a single clone of Streptococcus agalactiae causing disease in tilapia (Oreochromis sp.) cultured in Colombia over 8 years. J Fish Dis 38:1083–1087 (PMID: 25643734)

Friães A, C. Resina, V. Manuel, L. Lito, Ramirez M, and Melo-Cristino J. 2015. Epidemiological survey of the first case of vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection in Europe. Epidemiol Infect 143:745–8. (PMID: 24901752)

2014

Vaz C, Francisco AP, Silva M, Jolley KA, Bray JE, Pouseele H, Rothganger J, Ramirez M, Carriço JA. 2014. TypOn: the microbial typing ontology. J Biomed Semantics 5:43. (PMID: 25584183)

Magalhães R, Ferreira V, Santos I, Almeida G, Teixeira P, Research Team. 2014. Genetic and phenotypic characterization of Listeria monocytogenes from human clinical cases that occurred in Portugal between 2008 and 2012. Foodborne Pathog. Dis. 11:907–916. (PMID: 25361468)

Earnshaw S, Mancarella G, Mendez A, Todorova B, Magiorakos AP, Possenti E, Stryk M, Gilbro S, Goossens H, Albiger B, Monnet DL, European Antibiotic Awareness Day Technical Advisory Committee, European Antibiotic Awareness Day Collaborative Group. 2014. European Antibiotic Awareness Day: a five-year perspective of Europe-wide actions to promote prudent use of antibiotics. Euro Surveill. 19: pii: 20928. (PMID: 25345519)

Ramirez M. 2014. Streptococcus pneumoniae, p. 1529–1546. In Tang, Y-W, Sussman, M, Liu, D, Poxton, I, Schwartzman, J (eds.), Molecular Medical Microbiology, 2nd ed. Academic Press, Elsevier. (DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-397169-2.00086-X)

Hänscheid T, Rebelo M, Grobusch MP. 2014. Point-of-care tests: where is the point? Lancet Infect Dis 14:922. (PMID: 25253406)

Carriço JA, Ramirez M. 2014. Analysis of typing results, p. 85–112. In Oyarzabal, OA, Kathariou, S (eds.), DNA Methods in Food Safety: Molecular Typing of Foodborne and Waterborne Bacterial Pathogens. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (DOI: 10.1002/9781118278666.ch5)

Branquinho R, Meirinhos-Soares L, Carriço JA, Pintado M, Peixe LV. 2014 Phylogenetic and clonality analysis of Bacillus pumilus isolates uncovered a highly heterogeneous population of different closely related species and clones. FEMS Microbiol Ecol. 2014 90:689–698. (PMID: 25230950)

Branquinho R, Sousa C, Osório H, Meirinhos-Soares L, Lopes J, Carriço J, Busse H-J, Abdulmawjood A, Klein G, Kämpfer P, Pintado ME, Peixe L. 2014. Bacillus invictae sp. nov., isolated from health products in Portugal. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 64:3867–3876. (PMID: 25171924)

Neumann A, Völlger L, Berends ETM, Molhoek EM, Stapels DAC, Midon M, Friães A, Pingoud A, Rooijakkers SHM, Gallo RL, Mörgelin M, Nizet V, Naim HY, von Köckritz-Blickwede M. 2014. Novel role of the antimicrobial peptide LL-37 in the protection of neutrophil extracellular traps against degradation by bacterial nucleases. J Innate Immun 6:860–868. (PMID: 25012862)

Horácio, AN, Lopes JP, Ramirez M, Melo-Cristino J, Portuguese Group for the Study of Streptococcal Infections. 2014. Non-invasive pneumococcal pneumonia in Portugal - serotype distribution and antimicrobial resistance. PLoS ONE 9:e103092. (PMID: 25075961)

Hänscheid T, Gresnigt T, Löhr S, Flamen A, Zoller T, Melo-Cristino J, Grobusch MP. 2014. Methaemoglobin and COHb in patients with malaria. Malar. J. 13:285. (PMID: 25056571)

Mendes JJ, Leandro C, Mottola C, Barbosa R, Silva FA, Oliveira M, Vilela CL, Melo-Cristino J, Górski A, Pimentel M, São-José C, Cavaco-Silva P, Garcia M. 2014. In vitro design of a novel lytic bacteriophage cocktail with therapeutic potential against organisms causing diabetic foot infections. J. Med. Microbiol. 63:1055–1065. (PMID: 24869663)

Orbán, A., Á. Butykai, A. Molnár, Z. Pröhle, G. Fülöp, T. Zelles, W. Forsyth, D. Hill, I. Müller, L. Schofield, M. Rebelo, T. Hänscheid, S. Karl, and I. Kézsmárki. 2014. Evaluation of a novel magneto-optical method for the detection of malaria parasites. PLoS ONE 9:e96981. (PMID: 24824542)

Olafsdottir, L., H. Erlendsdottir, J. Melo-Cristino, D. Weinberger, M. Ramirez, K. Kristinsson, and M. Gottfredsson. 2014. Invasive infections due to Streptococcus pyogenes: seasonal variation of severity and clinical characteristics, Iceland, 1975 to 2012. Euro Surveill. 19:pii: 20784 (PMID: 24821122)

Carrasco, M. P., A. S. Newton, L. Gonçalves, A. Góis, M. Machado, J. Gut, F. Nogueira, T. Hänscheid, R. C. Guedes, D. J. V. A. Dos Santos, P. J. Rosenthal, and R. Moreira. 2014. Probing the aurone scaffold against Plasmodium falciparum: Design, synthesis and antimalarial activity. Eur J Med Chem 80:523–534. (PMID: 24813880)

Preziuso, S., M. D. Pinho, A. R. Attili, J. Melo-Cristino, E. Acke, A. C. Midwinter, V. Cuteri, and M. Ramirez. 2014. PCR based differentiation between Streptococcus dysgalactiae subsp. equisimilis strains isolated from humans and horses. Comp. Immunol. Microbiol. Infect. Dis. 37(3): 169-72. (PMID: 24813401)

Sanderson-Smith M, De Oliveira DMP, Guglielmini J, McMillan DJ, Vu T, Holien JK, Henningham A, Steer AC, Bessen DE, Dale JB, Curtis N, Beall BW, Walker MJ, Parker MW, Carapetis JR, Van Melderen L, Sriprakash KS, Smeesters PR, The M Protein Study Group. 2014. A systematic and functional classification of Streptococcus pyogenes that serves as a new tool for molecular typing and vaccine development. J Infect Dis 210:1325–1338. (PMID: 24799598)

López, E., A. Domenech, M.-J. Ferrándiz, M. J. Frias, C. Ardanuy, M. Ramirez, E. García, J. Liñares, and A. G. de la Campa. 2014. Induction of prophages by fluoroquinolones in Streptococcus pneumoniae: implications for emergence of resistance in genetically-related clones. PLoS ONE 9:e94358. (PMID: 24718595)

Aguiar, SI, Brito M, Horácio, AN, Lopes J, Ramirez M, Melo-Cristino J, and Portuguese Group for the Study of Streptococcal Infections and the Portuguese Study Group of Invasive Pneumococcal Disease of the Paediatric Infectious Disease Society. 2014. Decreasing incidence and changes in serotype distribution of invasive pneumococcal disease in persons aged under 18 years since introduction of 10-valent and 13-valent conjugate vaccines in Portugal, July 2008 to June 2012. Euro Surveill. 19:pii: 20750. (PMID: 24698140)

Carrolo, M, Pinto FR, Melo-Cristino J, and Ramirez M. 2014. Pherotype influences biofilm growth and recombination in Streptococcus pneumoniae. PLoS ONE 9:e92138. (PMID: 24646937)

Cardoso, L. S., C. E. Suissas, M. Ramirez, M. Antunes, and F. R. Pinto. 2014. Comparison of alternative mixture model methods to analyze bacterial CGH experiments with multi-genome arrays. BMC Res Notes 7:148.(PMID: 24629208)

Moreira, A. S., C. P. Coutinho, P. Avezedo, L. Lito, J. Melo-Cristino, and I. Sá-Correia. 2014. Burkholderia dolosa phenotypic variation during the decline in lung function of a cystic fibrosis patient along 5.5 years of chronic colonization. J. Med. Microbiol. 63:594–601. (PMID: 24469681)

Silva-Costa, C. , J. A. Carriço, M. Ramirez, and J. Melo-Cristino. 2014. Scarlet fever is caused by a limited number of Streptococcus pyogenes lineages and is associated with the exotoxin genes ssa, speA and speC. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 33(3):306-10. (PMID: 24168973)

Bajanca-Lavado MP, Simões AS, Betencourt CR, Sá-Leão R, Portuguese Group for Study of Haemophilus influenzae invasive infection. 2014. Characteristics of Haemophilus influenzae invasive isolates from Portugal following routine childhood vaccination against H. influenzae serotype b (2002-2010). Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 33:603–610. (PMID: 24154654)

2013

Costa, A., J. Afonso, C. Osório, A. L. Gomes, F. Caiado, J. Valente, S. I. Aguiar, F. Pinto, M. Ramirez, S. Dias. 2013. miR-363-5p regulates endothelial cell properties and their communication with hematopoietic precursor cells. J Hematol Oncol 6:87. (PMID: 24257019)

Faria, N. A., M. Miragaia, and H. de Lencastre, and the Multi Laboratory Project Collaborators. 2013. Massive dissemination of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus in bloodstream infections in a high mrsa prevalence country: establishment and diversification of EMRSA-15. Microb. Drug Resist. 19:483–490. (PMID: 24171450)

Horácio, A. N., J. Diamantino-Miranda, S. I. Aguiar, M. Ramirez, J. Melo-Cristino, and the Portuguese Group for the Study of Streptococcal Infections. 2013. The majority of adult pneumococcal invasive infections in Portugal are still potentially vaccine preventable in spite of significant declines of serotypes 1 and 5. PLoS ONE 8:e73704. (PMID: 24066064)

Ressurreição, A. S., D. Gonçalves, A. R. Sitoe, I. S. Albuquerque, J. Gut, A. Góis, L. M. Gonçalves, M. R. Bronze, T. Hänscheid, G. A. Biagini, P. J. Rosenthal, M. Prudêncio, P. O’Neill, M. M. Mota, F. Lopes, and R. Moreira. 2013. Structural optimization of Quinolon-4(1H)-imines as dual-stage antimalarials: toward increased potency and metabolic stability. J Med Chem. 56:7679–7690. (PMID: 23499920)

Boura, M., R. Frita, A. Góis, T. Carvalho, and T. Hänscheid. 2013. The hemozoin conundrum: is malaria pigment immune-activating, inhibiting, or simply a bystander? Trends Parasitol. 29:469–476. (PMID: 23937890)

Friães A., Lopes J.P., Melo-Cristino J., M. Ramirez, the Portuguese Group for the Study of Streptococcal Infections. 2013. Changes in Streptococcus pyogenes causing invasive disease in Portugal: Evidence for superantigen gene loss and acquisition. Int J Med Microbiol. 303:505-513 (PMID: 23932912)

Costa, S. S., E. Junqueira, C. Palma, M. Viveiros, Melo-Cristino J. , L. Amaral, I. Couto. 2013. Resistance to antimicrobials mediated by efflux pumps in Staphylococcus aureus. Antibiotics 2: 83-99, 2013. (doi:10.3390/antibiotics2010083)

Hanson, K. K., A. S. Ressurreição, K. Buchholz, M. Prudêncio, J. D. Herman-Ornelas, M. Rebelo, W. L. Beatty, D. F. Wirth, T. Hänscheid, R. Moreira, M. Marti, and M. M. Mota. 2013. Torins are potent antimalarials that block replenishment of Plasmodium liver stage parasitophorous vacuole membrane proteins. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 110:E2838–2847. (PMID: 23836641)

Shapiro, H. M., S. H. Apte, G. M. Chojnowski, T. Hänscheid, M. Rebelo, and B. T. Grimberg. 2013. Cytometry in malaria–a practical replacement for microscopy? Curr Protoc Cytom Chapter 11:Unit 11.20. (PMID: 23835802)

Melo-Cristino J., C. Resina, V. Manuel, L. Lito, M. Ramirez. 2013. First case of infection with vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Europe. The Lancet. 382:205 (PMID: 23791472)

Mendes J.J., C. Leandro, S. Corte-Real, R. Barbosa, P. Cavaco-Silva, J. Melo-Cristino, A. Górski, M. Garcia. 2013. Wound healing potential of topical bacteriophage therapy on diabetic cutaneous wounds. Wound Repair Regen. 21:595-603. (PMID: 23755910)

Rebelo, M., C. Sousa, H. M. Shapiro, M. M. Mota, M. P. Grobusch, and T. Hänscheid. 2013. A novel flow cytometric hemozoin detection assay for real-time sensitivity testing of Plasmodium falciparum. PLoS ONE 8:e61606. (PMID: 23637865)

Tavares, A., M. Miragaia, J. Rolo, C. Coelho, H. de Lencastre, and CA-MRSA/MSSA working group. 2013. High prevalence of hospital-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in the community in Portugal: evidence for the blurring of community-hospital boundaries. Eur. J. Clin. Microbiol. Infect. Dis. 32:1269–1283. (PMID: 23604782)

Espadinha, D., N. A. Faria, M. Miragaia, L. M. Lito, J. Melo-Cristino, and H. de Lencastre. 2013. Extensive dissemination of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) between the hospital and the community in a country with a high prevalence of nosocomial MRSA. PLoS ONE 8:e59960. (PMID: 23593155)

Gouveia, C., A. Friães, M. Cassiano-Neves, J. Melo-Cristino, and M. Ramirez. 2013. MRSA and PVL positive Staphylococcus aureus are rarely found in community-acquired osteoarticular infections in children in Portugal, a country with high MRSA prevalence. Online Int J of Micr Res 1:20–24. (Online)

Vaz, M., L. Meirinhos-Soares, C. C. S. Sousa, M. Ramirez, J. Melo-Cristino, J. A. Lopes. 2013. Serotype discrimination of encapsulated Streptococcus pneumoniae strains by Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy and chemometrics. J. Microbiol. Methods 93:102–107. (PMID: 23499920)

Valadas, E., A. Gomes, A. Sutre, S. Brilha, A. Wete, T. Hänscheid, and F. Antunes. 2013. Tuberculosis with malaria or HIV co-infection in a large hospital in Luanda, Angola. J Infect Dev Ctries 7:269–272. (PMID: 23493006)

McMillan, D. J., P.-A. Drèze, T. Vu, D. E. Bessen, J. Guglielmini, A. C. Steer, J. R. Carapetis, L. Van Melderen, K. S. Sriprakash, P. R. Smeesters and the M protein study group. 2013. Updated model of group A Streptococcus M proteins based on a comprehensive worldwide study. Clin. Microbiol. Infect. 19:E222–229. (PMID: 23464795)

Costa, S. S., C. Mourato, M. Viveiros, J. Melo-Cristino, L. Amaral, and I. Couto. 2013. Description of plasmid pSM52, harbouring the gene for the Smr efflux pump, and its involvement in resistance to biocides in a meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strain. Int. J. Antimicrob. Agents. 41:490–492. (PMID: 23434536)

Coelho JR, Carriço JA, Knight D, Martínez JL, Morrissey I, Oggioni MR, Freitas AT. 2013 The use of machine learning methodologies to analyse antibiotic and biocide susceptibility in Staphylococcus aureus. PLoS One. 2013;8(2):e55582. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0055582. Epub 2013 Feb 19. (PMID: 23431361)

J. A. Carriço, A. Sabat , A. Friederich, M. Ramirez, on behalf of the ESCMID Study Group for Epidemiological Markers (ESGEM). 2013. Bioinformatics in bacterial molecular epidemiology and public health: databases, tools and the next-generation sequencing revolution. Euro Surveill. 2013. 18:pii=20382. (PMID: 23369390)

Pinho M. D., S. C. Matos, C. Pomba, A. Lübke-Becker, L. H. Wieler, S. Preziuso, J. Melo-Cristino, M. Ramirez. 2013. Multilocus sequence analysis of Streptococcus canis confirms the zoonotic origin of human infections and reveals genetic exchange with Streptococcus dysgalactiae subsp. equisimilis. J. Clin. Microbiol. 51:1099-109. (PMID: 23345291)

Martins E. R., A. Andreu, J. Melo-Cristino, and M. Ramirez. 2013. Distribution of pilus islands in Streptococcus agalactiae causing human infections: insights into evolution and implication for vaccine development. Clin. Vaccine Immunol. 20:313–316. (PMID: 23269415)

Janssen, S., X. Padanilam, R. Louw, R. Mahanyele, G. Coetzee, T. Hänscheid, T. Leenstra, and M. P. Grobusch. 2013. Sputum culture results to monitor MDR-TB patients during treatment: How many do we need? J. Clin. Microbiol. 51:644-6. (PMID: 23224098)

Frias, M. J., J. Melo-Cristino, M. Ramirez. 2013. Export of the pneumococcal phage SV1 lysin requires choline-containing teichoic acids and is holin-independent. Mol Microbiol. 87:430–445. (PMID: 23171061)

A. Friães, Pinto FR, C. Silva-Costa, M. Ramirez, J. Melo-Cristino 2013. Superantigen gene complement of Streptococcus pyogenes - relationship with other typing methods and short-term stability. Eur. J. Clin. Microbiol. Infect. Dis. 32:115-125. (PMID: 22936424)

2012

A. Friães, Pinto FR, C. Silva-Costa, M. Ramirez, J. Melo-Cristino, The Portuguese Group for the Study of Streptococcal Infections. 2012. Group A streptococci clones associated with invasive infections and pharyngitis in Portugal present differences in emm types, superantigen gene content and antimicrobial resistance. BMC Microbiol. 12:280.(PMID: 23181337)

C. Silva-Costa, A. Friães, M. Ramirez, J. Melo-Cristino, The Portuguese Group for the Study of Streptococcal Infections. 2012. Differences between macrolide resistant and susceptible Streptococcus pyogenes: the importance of clonal properties in addition to antibiotic consumption. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 56:5661–5666. (PMID: 22908153)

Thomas, V., A. Góis, B. Ritts, P. Burke, T. Hänscheid, and G. McDonnell. 2012. A novel way to grow hemozoin-like crystals in vitro and its use to screen for hemozoin inhibiting antimalarial compounds. PLoS ONE 7:e41006. (PMID: 22815894)

Portuguese Laboratory Network for the Diagnosis of Influenza Infection. 2012. Contribution of the Portuguese Laboratory Network for the Diagnosis of Influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 infection during the 2009/10 and 2010/11 influenza seasons. Euro Surveill. 17. (PMID: 22790607)

S. I. Aguiar, J. Melo-Cristino, and M. Ramirez. 2012. Use of the 13-valent conjugate vaccine has the potential to eliminate pilus carrying isolates as causes of invasive pneumococcal disease. Vaccine 30:5487–5490. (PMID: 22749798)

Francisco, A.P., C. Vaz, P. T. Monteiro, J. Melo-Cristino, M. Ramirez, and J. A. Carriço. 2012. PHYLOViZ: Phylogenetic inference and data visualization for sequence based typing methods. BMC Bioinformatics, 13:87 (PMID: 22568821)

Frita, R., D. Carapau, M. M. Mota, and T. Hänscheid. 2012. In vivo hemozoin kinetics after clearance of Plasmodium berghei infection in mice. Malar Res Treat 2012:373086. (PMID: 22567535)

Almeida, J., J. Tiple, M. Ramirez, J. Melo-Cristino, C. Vaz, A. P. Francisco, and J. A. Carriço. 2012. An Ontology and a REST API for Sequence Based Microbial Typing Data, p. 21–28. In A.T. Freitas, and A. Navarro (eds.), Bioinformatics for Personalized Medicine. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, Berlin, Heidelberg. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-28062-7_3

Rebelo, M., H. M. Shapiro, T. Amaral, J. Melo-Cristino, and T. Hänscheid. 2012. Haemozoin detection in infected erythrocytes for Plasmodium falciparum malaria diagnosis-Prospects and limitations. Acta Tropica. 123:58-61. (PMID: 22465900)

Martins E. R., J. Melo-Cristino, M. Ramirez, Portuguese Group for the Study of Streptococcal Infections. 2012. Dominance of serotype Ia among group B streptococci causing invasive infections in non-pregnant adults in Portugal. J Clin Microbiol. 50:1219–1227. (PMID: 22219307)

Horácio, A. N., J. Diamantino-Miranda, S. I. Aguiar, M. Ramirez, J. Melo-Cristino and the Portuguese Group for the Study of Streptococcal Infections. 2012. Serotype changes in adult invasive pneumococcal infections in Portugal did not reduce the high fraction of potentially vaccine preventable infections. Vaccine 30:218-224. (PMID: 22100892)

Mendes, J. J., A. Marques-Costa, C. Vilela, J. Neves, N. Candeias, P. Cavaco-Silva, and J. Melo-Cristino. 2012. Clinical and bacteriological survey of diabetic foot infections in Lisbon. Diabetes Res Clin Pract 95:153-161. (PMID: 22019426)

Narciso, A., F. Nunes, T. Amores, L. Lito, J. Melo-Cristino, and A. Duarte. 2012. Persistence of uropathogenic Escherichia coli strains in the host for long periods of time: relationship between phylogenetic groups and virulence factors. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 31:1211–1217. (PMID: 21990017)

2011

Costa, S. S., C. Falcao, M. Viveiros, D. Machado, M. Martins, J. Melo-Cristino, L. Amaral, and I. Couto. 2011. Exploring the contribution of efflux on the resistance to fluoroquinolones in clinical isolates of Staphylococcus aureus. BMC Microbiol 11:241. (PMID: 22032541)

Carreiro, A. V., O. Anunciação, J. A. Carriço, and S. C. Madeira. 2011. Prognostic prediction through biclustering-based classification of clinical gene expression time series. J Integr Bioinform 8:175 (PMID: 21926438)

Severiano A., F. R. Pinto, M. Ramirez, and J. A. Carriço. 2011. Adjusted Wallace as a measure of congruence between typing methods. J Clin Microbiol 49:3997-4000 (PMID: 21918028)

Martins E. R., A. Andreu, P. Correia, T. Juncosa, J. Bosch, M. Ramirez, and J. Melo-Cristino on behalf of the Microbiologist Group for the Study of Vertical Transmission Infections from the Catalan Society for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. 2011. Group B streptococci causing neonatal infections in Barcelona are a stable clonal population: 18-year surveillance. J Clin Microbiol. 49:2911-2918 (PMID: 21697333)

Severiano A., J. A. Carriço, D. A. Robinson, M. Ramirez, and F. R. Pinto. 2011. Evaluation of jackknife and bootstrap for defining confidence intervals for pairwise agreement measures. PLoS ONE 6:e19539. (PMID: 21611165)

Hänscheid T., R. Romão, M. P. Grobusch, T. Amaral, and J. Melo-Cristino. 2011. Limitation of malaria diagnosis with the Cell-Dyn® analyser: not all haemozoin-containing monocytes are detected or shown. Int J Lab Hematol 33:e14-16. (PMID: 21457189)

Frita R., M. Rebelo, A. Pamplona, A. M. Vigario, M. M. Mota, M. P. Grobusch, and T. Hänscheid. 2011. Simple flow cytometric detection of haemozoin containing leukocytes and erythrocytes for research on diagnosis, immunology and drug sensitivity testing. Malar. J 10:74. (PMID:21453521)

Nordmann P, Picazo JJ, Mutters R, Korten V, Quintana A, Laeuffer JM, Seak JC, Flamm RK, Morrissey I; on behalf of the COMPACT study group. 2011. Comparative activity of carbapenem testing: the COMPACT study. J Antimicrob Chemother. 66:1070-1078 (PMID: 21393160)

Hänscheid T., R. Badura, M. L. Fernandes, F. Antunes, and J. Melo-Cristino. 2011. The case of the disappearing mycobacteria in Ziehl-Neelsen-stained smears. Int. J. Infect. Dis 15:e291. (PMID: 21317005)

Sá-Leão R., F. Pinto, S. I. Aguiar, S. Nunes, J. A. Carriço, N. Frazão, N. Gonçalves-Sousa, J. Melo-Cristino, H. de Lencastre, and M. Ramirez. 2011. Analysis of invasiveness of pneumococcal serotypes and clones circulating in Portugal before widespread use of conjugate vaccines reveals heterogeneous behavior of clones expressing the same serotype. J. Clin. Microbiol 49:1369-1375. (PMID: 21270219)

2010

Carrolo, M., Frias, M. J., F. R. Pinto, J. Melo-Cristino, and M. Ramirez. 2010. Prophage spontaneous activation promotes DNA release enhancing biofilm formation in Streptococcus pneumoniae. PLoS ONE 5:e15678. (PMID: 21187931)

Campuzano-Zuluaga G., T. Hanscheid, and M. P. Grobusch. 2010. Automated haematology analysis to diagnose malaria. Malar. J. 9:346. (PMID: 21118557)

Ramirez M., and J. Melo-Cristino. 2010. Expanding the diagnosis of pediatric bacteremic pneumococcal pneumonia from blood cultures to molecular methods: advantages and caveats. Clin. Infect. Dis 51:1050-1052.(PMID: 20883111)

Hänscheid T., and M. P. Grobusch. 2010. Biosafety and tuberculosis laboratories in Africa. Lancet Infect. Dis. 10:582-583. (PMID: 20797636)

McMillan D. J., D. E. Bessen, M. Pinho, C. Ford, G. S. Hall, J. Melo-Cristino, and M. Ramirez. 2010. Population genetics of Streptococcus dysgalactiae subspecies equisimilis reveals widely dispersed clones and extensive recombination. PLoS ONE 5:e11741. (PMID: 20668530)

Melo-Cristino J., L. Santos, C. Silva-Costa, A. Friães, M. D. Pinho, and M. Ramirez. 2010. The Viriato Study: Update on antimicrobial resistance of microbial pathogens responsible for community-acquired respiratory tract infections in Portugal. Paediatr. Drugs 12:11-17. (PMID: 20590169)

Aguiar S. I., M. J. Brito, J. Gonçalo-Marques, J. Melo-Cristino, and M. Ramirez. 2010. Serotypes 1, 7F and 19A became the leading causes of pediatric invasive pneumococcal infections in Portugal after 7 years of heptavalent conjugate vaccine use. Vaccine. 28:5167-73 (PMID: 20558247)

Pinho M. D., J. Melo-Cristino, and M. Ramirez. 2010. Fluoroquinolone resistance in Streptococcus dysgalactiae subsp. equisimilis and evidence for a shared global gene pool with Streptoccocus pyogenes. Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. 54:1769-1777. (PMID: 20145082)

Martins E. R., J. Melo-Cristino, and M. Ramirez. 2010. Evidence for rare capsular switching in Streptococcus agalactiae. J. Bacteriol. 192:1361-1369 (PMID: 20023016)

Brilha S., H. Proença, J. M. Cristino, and T. Hänscheid. 2010. Use of flow cytometry (Sysmex) UF-100) to screen for positive urine cultures: in search for the ideal cut-off. Clin. Chem. Lab. Med 48:289-292. (PMID: 19961394)

Simões A. S., R. Sá-Leão, M. J. Eleveld, D. A. Tavares, J. A. Carriço, H. J. Bootsma, and P. W. M. Hermans. 2010. Highly penicillin-resistant multidrug-resistant pneumococcus-like strains colonizing children in Oeiras, Portugal: genomic characteristics and implications for surveillance. J. Clin. Microbiol. 48:238-46 (PMID: 19906899)

Aguiar S. I., F. R. Pinto, S. Nunes, I. Serrano, J. Melo-Cristino, R. Sá-Leão, M. Ramirez, and H. de Lencastre. 2010. Increase of Denmark14-230 clone as a cause of pneumococcal infection in Portugal within a background of diverse serotype 19A lineages. J. Clin. Microbiol. 48:101–108. (PMID: 19864476)

2009

Hänscheid T., R. Frita, M. Längin, P. G. Kremsner, and M. P. Grobusch. 2009. Is flow cytometry better in counting malaria pigment-containing leukocytes compared to microscopy? Malar. J 8:255. (PMID: 19917088)

Carrolo, M., F. R. Pinto, J. Melo-Cristino, and M. Ramirez. 2009. Pherotypes are driving genetic differentiation within Streptococcus pneumoniae. BMC Microbiol 9:191. (PMID: 19735561)

Earnshaw S., D. L. Monnet, B. Duncan, J. O'Toole, K. Ekdahl, H. Goossens, European Antibiotic Awareness Day Technical Advisory Committee, and European Antibiotic Awareness Day Collaborative Group. 2009. European Antibiotic Awareness Day, 2008 - the first Europe-wide public information campaign on prudent antibiotic use: methods and survey of activities in participating countries. Euro Surveill 14:19280. (PMID: 19643056)

Frias, M. J., J. Melo-Cristino, and M. Ramirez. 2009. The autolysin LytA contributes to efficient bacteriophage progeny release in Streptococcus pneumoniae. J. Bacteriol. 191:5428-5440. (PMID: 19581370)

Francisco, A. P., M. Bugalho, M. Ramirez, and J. A. Carriço. 2009. Global optimal eBURST analysis of multilocus typing data using a graphic matroid approach. BMC Bioinformatics 10:152. (PMID: 19450271)

Hänscheid T, Längin M, Codices V, Luty AJ, Adegnika AA, Kremsner PG, Grobusch MP. Automated detection of haemozoin-containing monocytes for the diagnosis of malaria in microscopically negative cases during pregnancy. Acta Trop. 2009 Mar;109(3):245-6. (PMID: 19121281)

Pamplona A, Hanscheid T, Epiphanio S, Mota MM, Vigário AM. Cerebral malaria and the hemolysis/methemoglobin/heme hypothesis: shedding new light on an old disease. Int J Biochem Cell Biol. 2009 Apr;41(4):711-6. (PMID: 18930163)

Hänscheid T, Valadas E. Diagnosis of cryptosporidiosis using PCR or auramine O with LED fluorescent microscopy: which end of the stick? Acta Trop. 2009 Mar;109(3):247-8 (letter)

2008

Trigo, G., P. Ferreira, N. Ribeiro, M. Dinis, E. B. Andrade, J. Melo-Cristino, M. Ramirez, and D. Tavares. 2008. Identification of immunoreactive extracellular proteins of Streptococcus agalactiae in bovine mastitis. Can. J. Microbiol. 54:899-905. (PMID: 18997846)

Pinto, F. R., J. Melo-Cristino, and M. Ramirez. 2008. A confidence interval for the Wallace coefficient of concordance and its application to microbial typing methods. PLoS ONE 3:e3696. (PMID: 19002246)

Aguiar, S. I., I. Serrano, F. R. Pinto, J. Melo-Cristino, M. Ramirez, and the Portuguese Surveillance Group for the Study of Respiratory Pathogens. 2008. Changes in pneumococcal invasive disease with non-universal vaccination coverage of the seven-valent conjugate vaccine. Clin. Microbiol. Infect. 14:835-843. (PMID: 18844684)

Silva-Costa, C., F. R. Pinto, M. Ramirez, J. Melo-Cristino, and the Portuguese Surveillance Group for the Study of Respiratory Pathogens. 2008. Decrease in macrolide resistance and clonal instability among Streptococcus pyogenes in Portugal. Clin. Microbiol. Infect. 14:1152-1159. (PMID: 19046174)

Pinto, F. R., S. I. Aguiar, J. Melo-Cristino, and M. Ramirez. 2008. Optimal control and analysis of two-color genomotyping experiments using bacterial multistrain arrays. BMC Genomics 9:230. (PMID: 18489741)

Aguiar, S. I., I. Serrano, F. R. Pinto, J. Melo-Cristino, and M. Ramirez. 2008. The presence of the pilus locus is a clonal property among pneumococcal invasive isolates. BMC Microbiol 8:41. (PMID: 18307767)

Faria, N. A., J. A. Carrico, D. C. Oliveira, M. Ramirez, and H. de Lencastre. 2008. Analysis of typing methods for epidemiological surveillance of both methicillin-resistant and methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus strains. J. Clin. Microbiol. 46:136-144. (PMID: 17989188)

Tavares, A., J. Inacio, J. Melo-Cristino, and I. Couto. 2008. Use of fluorescence in situ hybridization for rapid identification of staphylococci in blood culture samples collected in a Portuguese hospital. J Clin Microbiol 46:3097-3100.

Leitão, J. H., S. A. Sousa, M. V. Cunha, M. J. Salgado, J. Melo-Cristino, M. C. Barreto, and I. Sa-Correia. 2008. Variation of the antimicrobial susceptibility profiles of Burkholderia cepacia complex clonal isolates obtained from chronically infected cystic fibrosis patients: a five-year survey in the major Portuguese treatment center. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 27:1101-1111

Hanscheid T, Melo Cristino J, Salgado MJ. Screening of auramine stained smears of all fecal samples is a rapid and inexpensive way to increase the detection of coccidial infections. 2008. Int J Infect Dis; 12(1):47-50.

Barbosa JM, Costa-de-Oliveira S, Rodrigues AG, Hanscheid T, Shapiro H, Pina-Vaz C. A flow cytometric protocol for detection of Cryptosporidium spp. 2008. Cytometry A; 73(1):44-7.

Hänscheid T. The future looks bright: low-cost fluorescent microscopes for detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Coccidiae. 2008. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg; 102:520-1.

Shapiro HM, Hänscheid T. Fuchsin fluorescence in Mycobacterium tuberculosis: The Ziehl-Neelsen stain in a new light. 2008. J Microbiol Methods; 74: 119-120.

Vicente A, Barros R, Florinda A, Silva A, Hanscheid T. 2008. High rates of fluoroquinolone-resistant Campylobacter in Portugal–need for surveillance. Euro Surveill; 13. pii: 8031.

2007

Hänscheid T, Längin M, Lell B, Pötschke M, Oyakhirome S, Kremsner PG, Grobusch MP. 2008. Full blood count and haemozoin-containing leukocytes in children with malaria: diagnostic value and association with disease severity. Malar J 12; 7:109.

Hänscheid T, Ribeiro CM, Shapiro HM, Perlmutter NG. Fluorescence microscopy for tuberculosis diagnosis. Lancet Infect Dis 7: 236-237.2007.

Hänscheid T, Egan TJ, Grobusch MP. Haemozoin: from melatonin pigment to drug target, diagnostic tool, and immune modulator. Lancet Infect Dis 7: 675-85. 2007.

M.V. Cunha, A. Pinto-de-Oliveira, L. Meirinho-Soares, M.J. Salgado, J. Melo-Cristino, S. Correia, C. Barreto, I. Sá-Correia. Excepcionally high representation of Burkholderia cepacia among B. cepacia complex isolates recovered from the major Portuguese Cystic Fibrosis Center. J Clin Microbiol 45: 1628-1633, 2007.

A. Friães, M. Ramirez, J. Melo-Cristino and the Portuguese group for the study of streptococcal infections. Non-outbreak surveillance of group A streptococci causing invasive disease in Portugal identified internationally disseminated clones among members of a genetically heterogeneous population. J Clin Microbiol 45: 2044-2047, 2007. (PMID: 17460058)

E.R. Martins, M.A. Pessanha, M. Ramirez, J. Melo-Cristino and the Portuguese Group for the Study of Streptococcal Infections. Analysis of Group B streptococcal isolates from infants and pregnant women in Portugal revealing two lineages with enhanced invasiveness. J Clin Microbiol 45: 3224-3229, 2007. (PMID: 17699641)

E.R. Martins, J. Melo-Cristino, M. Ramirez. Reevaluating the serotype II capsular locus of Streptococcus agalactiae. J Clin Microbiol 45: 3384-3386, 2007. (PMID: 17715372)

E.R. Martins, C. Florindo, F. Martins, I. Aldir, M.J. Borrego, L. Brum, M. Ramirez, J. Melo-Cristino. Streptococcus agalactiae serotype Ib as an agent of meningitis in two adult non-pregnant women. J Clin Microbiol 45: 3850-3852, 2007. (PMID: 17881554)

Pinto, F. R., J. A. Carriço, M. Ramirez, and J. S. Almeida. 2007. Ranked Adjusted Rand: integrating distance and partition information in a measure of clustering agreement. BMC Bioinformatics 8:44. (PMID: 17286861)

2006

Pinho, M. D., J. Melo-Cristino, M. Ramirez, the Portuguese group for the study of streptococcal infections. 2006. Clonal relationships between invasive and noninvasive lancefield group C and G Streptococci and emm-specific differences in invasiveness. J. Clin. Microbiol. 44:841-846. (PMID: 16517864)

Silva-Costa, C., M. Ramirez, J. Melo-Cristino. 2006. Identification of macrolide-resistant clones of Streptococcus pyogenes in Portugal. Clin. Microbiol. Infect. 12:513-518. (PMID: 16700698)

Carriço, J.A., C. Silva-Costa, J. Melo-Cristino, F. R. Pinto, H. de Lencastre, J.S. Almeida, M. Ramirez. 2006. Illustration of a common framework for relating multiple typing methods by application to macrolide- resistant Streptococcus pyogenes. J. Clin. Microbiol. 44:2524-2532. (PMID: 16825375)

Serrano, I., J. Melo-Cristino, M. Ramirez. 2006. Heterogeneity of pneumococcal phase variants in invasive human infections. BMC Microbiol. 6:67. (PMID: 16872486)

Aguiar, S. I., M. J. Frias, L. Santos, J. Melo-Cristino, and M. Ramirez. 2006. Emergence of optochin resistance among Streptococcus pneumoniae in Portugal. Microb. Drug Resist. 12:239-245. (PMID: 17227208)

Figueiredo, T. A., S. I. Aguiar, J. Melo-Cristino, and M. Ramirez. 2006. DNA methylase activity as a marker for the presence of a family of phage-like elements conferring efflux-mediated macrolide resistance in streptococci. Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. 50:3689-3694. (PMID: 16954322)

Hanscheid T, Valadas E. Adequately performed stool ova and parasite examinations: is the best the enemy of the good? Clin Infect Dis. 2006;43:117-8.

2005

Silva-Costa, C., M. Ramirez, and J. Melo-Cristino. 2005. Rapid inversion of the prevalences of macrolide resistance phenotypes paralleled by a diversification of T and emm types among Streptococcus pyogenes in Portugal. Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. 49:2109-2111. (PMID: 15855540)

Serrano, I., J. Melo-Cristino, J. A. Carriço, and M. Ramirez. 2005. Characterization of the genetic lineages responsible for pneumococcal invasive disease in Portugal. J. Clin. Microbiol. 43:1706-1715. (PMID: 15814989)

Hanscheid T, Monteiro C, Cristino JM, Lito LM, Salgado MJ. 2005. Growth of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in conventional BacT/ALERT FA blood culture bottles allows reliable diagnosis of Mycobacteremia. J. Clin. Microbiol. 43:890-891.

T. Conceição, A. Brizio, A. Duarte, L. M. Lito, J. Melo Cristino, M.J. Salgado. “First description of CTX-M-15-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae in Portugal”. (letter). Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy 49: 477-478, 2005.

2004

Conceição, T., N. Faria, L. Lito, J. Melo Cristino, M. J. Salgado, and A. Duarte. 2004. Diversity of chromosomal AmpC beta-lactamases from Enterobacter cloacae isolates in a Portuguese hospital. FEMS Microbiol Lett 230:197-202.

Conceição, T., N. Faria, M. Pimentel, G. Soveral, A. Duarte, L. M. Lito, J. Melo Cristino, and M. J. Salgado. 2004. New chromosomal AmpC beta-lactamase in Enterobacter cloacae. Antimicrob Agents Chemother 48:1437.

Figueira-Coelho, J., M. Ramirez, M. J. Salgado, and J. Melo-Cristino. 2004. Streptococcus agalactiae in a large Portuguese teaching hospital: antimicrobial susceptibility, serotype distribution, and clonal analysis of macrolide-resistant isolates. Microb Drug Resist 10:31-36. (PMID: 15140391)

Hänscheid, T., C. Monteiro, L. Marques-Lito, J. Melo-Cristino, and M. J. Salgado. 2004. Usefulness of Myco/F Lytic blood cultures (Bactec 9050) in the detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteraemia in HIV-infected patients in Portugal. Int J Infect Dis 8:253-254.

Serrano, I., M. Ramirez, The Portuguese Surveillance Group for the Study of Respiratory Pathogens, and J. Melo-Cristino. 2004. Invasive Streptococcus pneumoniae from Portugal: implications for vaccination and antimicrobial therapy. Clin Microbiol Infect 10:652-656. (PMID: 15214879)

Valadas, E., T. Hänscheid, and F. Antunes. 2004. HIV Infection and non-tuberculous mycobacteria: how important in southern European countries? Scand J Infect Dis 36:685-686.

Zé-Zé, L., R. Tenreiro, A. Duarte, M. J. Salgado, J. Melo-Cristino, L. Lito, M. M. Carmo, S. Felisberto, and G. Carmo. 2004. Case of aortic endocarditis caused by Lactobacillus casei. J Med Microbiol 53:451-453.

2003

J. Melo Cristino, M. Ramirez, N. Serrano, T. Hänscheid, and The Portuguese Surveillance Group for the Study of Respiratory Pathogens. 2003. Macrolide resistance in Streptococcus pneumoniae isolated from patients with community-acquired lower respiratory tract infections in Portugal: Results of a 3-year (1999-2001) multicenter surveillance study Microbial Drug Resistance 9: 73-80. (PMID: 12705685)

T. Hänscheid, B.G. Pinto, J. Melo Cristino, M.P. Grobusch. 2003. Avoiding misdiagnosis of imported malaria: screening of emergency room samples with thrombocytopenia detects clinically unsuspected cases. Journal of Travel Medicine 10: 155-157.

A. Duarte, F. Boavida, F. Grosso, M. Correia, L.M. Lito, J. Melo Cristino, M.J. Salgado. Outbreak of GES-1 beta-Lactamase-Producing Multidrug-Resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae in a University Hospital in Lisbon, Portugal. Antimicrob Agents Chemother 47:1481-1482.

M. Correia, F. Boavida, F. Grosso, M.J. Salgado, L.M. Lito, J. Melo Cristino, S. Mendo, A. Duarte. 2003. Molecular characterization of a new class 3 integron in Klebsiella pneumoniae”. Antimicrob Agents Chemother 47:2838-2843, 2003.

Grobusch PM, Hänscheid T, Göbels K, Slevogt H, Zoller T, Rögler G, Teichmann D. Comparison of three antigen detection tests for diagnosis and follow-up of falciparum malaria in travellers returning to Berlin, Germany. Parasitol Res 2003; 89: 354-357

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