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Niel Hens

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Libin PJK, Willem L, Verstraeten T, Torneri A, Vanderlocht J, Hens N. (2021). Assessing the feasibility and effectiveness of household-pooled universal testing to control COVID-19 epidemics. PLoS computational biology, 17(3)

Verelst F, Beutels P, Hens N, Willem L. (2021). Workplace influenza vaccination to reduce employee absenteeism: An economic analysis from the employers' perspective. Vaccine

Driessche KV, Mahlobo PZ, Venter R, Caldwell J, Jennings K, Diacon AH, Cotton MF, de Groot R, Hens N, Marx FM, Warren RM, Mishra H, Theron G. (2021). Face masks in the post-COVID-19 era: a silver lining for the damaged tuberculosis public health response?. The Lancet. Respiratory medicine

Busschots D, Kremer C, Koc ÖM, Heyens L, Bielen R, Apers L, Florence E, Messiaen P, Van Laethem K, Van Wijngaerden E, Nevens F, Hens N, Robaeys G. (2021). The hepatitis C cascade of care in the Belgian HIV population: One step closer to elimination. International journal of infectious diseases : IJID : official publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases

Hens N, Vranck P, Molenberghs G. (2020). The COVID-19 epidemic, its mortality, and the role of non-pharmaceutical interventions. European heart journal. Acute cardiovascular care, 9(3)

Schenk J, Abrams S, Theeten H, Van Damme P, Beutels P, Hens N. (2020). Immunogenicity and persistence of trivalent measles, mumps, and rubella vaccines: a systematic review and meta-analysis. The Lancet. Infectious diseases

Ganyani T, Kremer C, Chen D, Torneri A, Faes C, Wallinga J, Hens N. (2020). Estimating the generation interval for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) based on symptom onset data, March 2020. Euro surveillance : bulletin Europeen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin, 25(17)

Neyens T, Faes C, Vranckx M, Pepermans K, Hens N, Van Damme P, Molenberghs G, Aerts J, Beutels P. (2020). Can COVID-19 symptoms as reported in a large-scale online survey be used to optimise spatial predictions of COVID-19 incidence risk in Belgium?. Spatial and spatio-temporal epidemiology, (35)

Quarta A, Meese T, Pieters Z, Van Breedam E, Le Blon D, Van Broeckhoven J, Hendrix S, Goossens H, Hens N, Berneman Z, Van Nieuwerburgh F, Ponsaerts P. (2020). Murine induced pluripotent stem cell-derived neuroimmune cell culture models emphasize opposite immune-effector functions of interleukin 13-primed microglia and macrophages in terms of neuroimmune toxicity. Glia

Kremer C, Ganyani T, Chen D, Torneri A, Faes C, Wallinga J, Hens N. (2020). Authors' response: Estimating the generation interval for COVID-19 based on symptom onset data. Euro surveillance : bulletin Europeen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin, 25(29)

Abu-Raya B, Migliori GB, O'Ryan M, Edwards K, Torres A, Alffenaar JW, Märtson AG, Centis R, D'Ambrosio L, Flanagan K, Hung I, Lauretani F, Leung CC, Leuridan E, Maertens K, Maggio MG, Nadel S, Hens N, Niesters H, Osterhaus A, Pontali E, Principi N, Rossato Silva D, Omer S, Spanevello A, Sverzellati N, Tan T, Torres-Torreti JP, Visca D, Esposito S. (2020). Coronavirus Disease-19: An Interim Evidence Synthesis of the World Association for Infectious Diseases and Immunological Disorders (Waidid). Frontiers in medicine, (7)

Koc ÖM, Kremer C, Hens N, Bielen R, Busschots D, Van Damme P, Robaeys G. (2020). Early detection of chronic hepatitis B and risk factor assessment in Turkish migrants, Middle Limburg, Belgium. PloS one, 15(7)

Wijtvliet VPWM, Plaeke P, Abrams S, Hens N, Gielis EM, Hellemans R, Massart A, Hesselink DA, De Winter BY, Abramowicz D, Ledeganck KJ. (2020). Donor-derived cell-free dna as a biomarker for rejection after kidney transplantation: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Transplant international : official journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation

Torneri A, Libin P, Vanderlocht J, Vandamme AM, Neyts J, Hens N. (2020). A prospect on the use of antiviral drugs to control local outbreaks of COVID-19. BMC medicine, 18(1)

Bruyndonckx R, Coenen S, Butler C, Verheij T, Little P, Hens N, Beutels P, Ieven M, Goossens H, . (2020). Respiratory syncytial virus and influenza virus infection in adult primary care patients: Association of age with prevalence, diagnostic features and illness course. International journal of infectious diseases : IJID : official publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases, (95)

Mugenyi L, Nankabirwa JI, Arinaitwe E, Rek J, Hens N, Kamya M, Dorsey G. (2020). Estimating the optimal interval between rounds of indoor residual spraying of insecticide using malaria incidence data from cohort studies. PloS one, 15(10)

Priesemann V, Brinkmann MM, Ciesek S, Cuschieri S, Czypionka T, Giordano G, Gurdasani D, Hanson C, Hens N, Iftekhar E, Kelly-Irving M, Klimek P, Kretzschmar M, Peichl A, Perc M, Sannino F, Schernhammer E, Schmidt A, Staines A, Szczurek E. (2021). Calling for pan-European commitment for rapid and sustained reduction in SARS-CoV-2 infections. Lancet, 397(10269)

Ho E, Schenk J, Hutse V, Suin V, Litzroth A, Blaizot S, Herzog SA, Verburgh V, Jacques M, Rahman A, Michielsen P, Van Damme P, Van Gucht S, Theeten H, Hens N, Vanwolleghem T. (2020). Stable HEV IgG seroprevalence in Belgium between 2006 and 2014. Journal of viral hepatitis

Faes C, Abrams S, Van Beckhoven D, Meyfroidt G, Vlieghe E, Hens N, . (2020). Time between Symptom Onset, Hospitalisation and Recovery or Death: Statistical Analysis of Belgian COVID-19 Patients. International journal of environmental research and public health, 17(20)

Willem L, Van Hoang T, Funk S, Coletti P, Beutels P, Hens N. (2020). SOCRATES: an online tool leveraging a social contact data sharing initiative to assess mitigation strategies for COVID-19. BMC research notes, 13(1)

Juga AJC, Hens N, Osman N, Aerts M. (2020). Factors associated with HIV serodiscordance among couples in Mozambique: Comparison of the 2009 INSIDA and 2015 IMASIDA surveys. PloS one, 15(6)

Coletti P, Wambua J, Gimma A, Willem L, Vercruysse S, Vanhoutte B, Jarvis CI, Van Zandvoort K, Edmunds J, Beutels P, Hens N. (2020). CoMix: comparing mixing patterns in the Belgian population during and after lockdown. Scientific reports, 10(1)

Tran TMP, Maertens K, Hoang HTT, Van Damme P, Leuridan E, Hens N. (2020). Elucidating the difference in the kinetics of antibody titres of infants in Belgium and Vietnam. Vaccine

Kuylen E, Willem L, Broeckhove J, Beutels P, Hens N. (2020). Clustering of susceptible individuals within households can drive measles outbreaks: an individual-based model exploration. Scientific reports, 10(1)

Molenberghs G, Buyse M, Abrams S, Hens N, Beutels P, Faes C, Verbeke G, Van Damme P, Goossens H, Neyens T, Herzog S, Theeten H, Pepermans K, Abad AA, Van Keilegom I, Speybroeck N, Legrand C, De Buyser S, Hulstaert F. (2020). Infectious diseases epidemiology, quantitative methodology, and clinical research in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic: Perspective from a European country. Contemporary clinical trials, (99)

Willem Lander, Hoang Thang Va, Funk Sebastian, Coletti Pietro, Beutels Philippe, Hens Niel. (2019). SOCRATES: An online tool leveraging a social contact data sharing initiative to assess mitigation strategies for COVID-19. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press

Ganyani Tapiwa, Kremer Cecile, Chen Dongxuan, Torneri Andrea, Faes Christel, Wallinga Jacco, Hens Niel. (2019). Estimating the generation interval for COVID-19 based on symptom onset data. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press

Hendrickx DM, Abrams S, Hens N. (2019). The impact of behavioral interventions on co-infection dynamics: An exploration of the effects of home isolation. Journal of theoretical biology, (476)

Pham TV, Nguyen HV, Aguirre AR, Nguyen VV, A Cleves M, Nguyen XX, Nguyen TT, Tran DT, Le HX, Hens N, Rosanas-Urgell A, D'Alessandro U, Speybroeck N, Erhart A. (2019). Plasmodium vivax morbidity after radical cure: A cohort study in Central Vietnam. PLoS medicine, 16(5)

Vanlinthout LE, Geniets B, Driessen JJ, Saldien V, Lapré R, Berghmans J, Uwimpuhwe G, Hens N. (2020). Neuromuscular-blocking agents for tracheal intubation in pediatric patients (0-12 years): A systematic review and meta-analysis. Paediatric anaesthesia, 30(4)

Ganyani T, Faes C, Hens N. (2020). Inference of the generalized-growth model via maximum likelihood estimation: A reflection on the impact of overdispersion. Journal of theoretical biology, (484)

Koc ÖM, Hens N, Bielen R, Van Damme P, Robaeys G. (2019). Hepatitis B virus prevalence and risk factors in hard-to-reach Turkish population living in Belgium: A protocol for screening. Medicine, 98(18)

Bannister-Tyrrell M, Krit M, Sluydts V, Tho S, Sokny M, Mean V, Kim S, Menard D, Grietens KP, Abrams S, Hens N, Coosemans M, Bassat Q, van Hensbroek MB, Durnez L, Van Bortel W. (2019). Households or Hotspots? Defining Intervention Targets for Malaria Elimination in Ratanakiri Province, Eastern Cambodia. The Journal of infectious diseases, 220(6)

Van Keer S, Willhauck-Fleckenstein M, Pattyn J, Butt J, Tjalma WAA, Van Ostade X, Hens N, Van Damme P, Waterboer T, Vorsters A. (2019). First-void urine as a non-invasive liquid biopsy source to detect vaccine-induced human papillomavirus antibodies originating from cervicovaginal secretions. Journal of clinical virology : the official publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology, (117)

Braeye T, Quoilin S, Hens N. (2019). Incidence estimation from sentinel surveillance data; a simulation study and application to data from the Belgian laboratory sentinel surveillance. BMC public health, 19(1)

Koc ÖM, Menart C, Theodore J, Kremer C, Hens N, Koek GH, Oude Lashof AML. (2020). Ethnicity and response to primary three-dose hepatitis B vaccination in employees in the Netherlands, 1983 through 2017. Journal of medical virology, 92(3)

Liesenborgs J, Hendrickx DM, Kuylen E, Niyukuri D, Hens N, Delva W. (2019). SimpactCyan 1.0: An Open-source Simulator for Individual-Based Models in HIV Epidemiology with R and Python Interfaces. Scientific reports, 9(1)

Wanlapakorn N, Maertens K, Vongpunsawad S, Puenpa J, Tran TMP, Hens N, Van Damme P, Thiriard A, Raze D, Locht C, Poovorawan Y, Leuridan E. (2020). Quantity and Quality of Antibodies After Acellular Versus Whole-cell Pertussis Vaccines in Infants Born to Mothers Who Received Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine During Pregnancy: A Randomized Trial. Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, 71(1)

Quarta A, Le Blon D, D'aes T, Pieters Z, Hamzei Taj S, Miró-Mur F, Luyckx E, Van Breedam E, Daans J, Goossens H, Dewilde S, Hens N, Pasque V, Planas AM, Hoehn M, Berneman Z, Ponsaerts P. (2019). Murine iPSC-derived microglia and macrophage cell culture models recapitulate distinct phenotypical and functional properties of classical and alternative neuro-immune polarisation. Brain, behavior, and immunity, (82)

Koc ÖM, Kremer C, Bielen R, Buscchots D, Hens N, Nevens F, Robaeys G. (2019). Prevalence and risk factors of hepatitis B virus infection in Middle-Limburg Belgium, year 2017: Importance of migration. Journal of medical virology, 91(8)

Derdelinckx J, Mansilla MJ, De Laere M, Lee WP, Navarro-Barriuso J, Wens I, Nkansah I, Daans J, De Reu H, Jolanta Keliris A, Van Audekerke J, Vanreusel V, Pieters Z, Van der Linden A, Verhoye M, Molenberghs G, Hens N, Goossens H, Willekens B, Cras P, Ponsaerts P, Berneman ZN, Martínez-Cáceres EM, Cools N. (2019). Clinical and immunological control of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis by tolerogenic dendritic cells loaded with MOG-encoding mRNA. Journal of neuroinflammation, 16(1)

Keersmaekers N, Ogunjimi B, Van Damme P, Beutels P, Hens N. (2019). An ODE-based mixed modelling approach for B- and T-cell dynamics induced by Varicella-Zoster Virus vaccines in adults shows higher T-cell proliferation with Shingrix than with Varilrix. Vaccine, 37(19)

Willekens B, Presas-Rodríguez S, Mansilla MJ, Derdelinckx J, Lee WP, Nijs G, De Laere M, Wens I, Cras P, Parizel P, Van Hecke W, Ribbens A, Billiet T, Adams G, Couttenye MM, Navarro-Barriuso J, Teniente-Serra A, Quirant-Sánchez B, Lopez-Diaz de Cerio A, Inogés S, Prosper F, Kip A, Verheij H, Gross CC, Wiendl H, Van Ham MS, Ten Brinke A, Barriocanal AM, Massuet-Vilamajó A, Hens N, Berneman Z, Martínez-Cáceres E, Cools N, Ramo-Tello C, . (2019). Tolerogenic dendritic cell-based treatment for multiple sclerosis (MS): a harmonised study protocol for two phase I clinical trials comparing intradermal and intranodal cell administration. BMJ open, 9(9)

Blaizot S, Herzog SA, Abrams S, Theeten H, Litzroth A, Hens N. (2019). Sample size calculation for estimating key epidemiological parameters using serological data and mathematical modelling. BMC medical research methodology, 19(1)

Hoang T, Coletti P, Melegaro A, Wallinga J, Grijalva CG, Edmunds JW, Beutels P, Hens N. (2019). A Systematic Review of Social Contact Surveys to Inform Transmission Models of Close-contact Infections. Epidemiology (Cambridge, Mass.), 30(5)

Bruyndonckx R, Latour K, Atud GA, Dubovy P, Jaspers S, Hens N, Catry B, Goossens H, Coenen S. (2019). Time trend of prevalence and susceptibility to nitrofurantoin of urinary MDR Escherichia coli from outpatients. The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy, 74(11)

Béraud G, Abrams S, Beutels P, Dervaux B, Hens N. (2018). Resurgence risk for measles, mumps and rubella in France in 2018 and 2020. Euro surveillance : bulletin Europeen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin, 23(25)

Goeyvaerts N, Santermans E, Potter G, Torneri A, Van Kerckhove K, Willem L, Aerts M, Beutels P, Hens N. (2018). Household members do not contact each other at random: implications for infectious disease modelling. Proceedings. Biological sciences, 285(1893)

Ganyani T, Faes C, Chowell G, Hens N. (2018). Assessing inference of the basic reproduction number in an SIR model incorporating a growth-scaling parameter. Statistics in medicine, 37(29)

Abrams S, Wienke A, Hens N. (2018). Modelling time varying heterogeneity in recurrent infection processes: an application to serological data. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society. Series C, Applied statistics, 67(3)

Kovac T, Haber T, Reeth FV, Hens N. (2018). Heterogeneous computing for epidemiological model fitting and simulation. BMC bioinformatics, 19(1)

De Neuter N, Bartholomeus E, Elias G, Keersmaekers N, Suls A, Jansens H, Smits E, Hens N, Beutels P, Van Damme P, Mortier G, Van Tendeloo V, Laukens K, Meysman P, Ogunjimi B. (2019). T cell receptor repertoire data mining as a tool for identifying cytomegalovirus serostatus. Genes and immunity, 20(3)

Martins A, Aerts M, Hens N, Wienke A, Abrams S. (2018). Correlated gamma frailty models for bivariate survival time data. Statistical methods in medical research, 28(10-11)

Ganyani T, Roosa K, Faes C, Hens N, Chowell G. (2018). Assessing the relationship between epidemic growth scaling and epidemic size: The 2014-16 Ebola epidemic in West Africa. Epidemiology and infection

Bielen R, Kremer C, Koc ÖM, Busschots D, Hendrickx DM, Vanelderen P, Hens N, Nevens F, Robaeys G. (2019). Screening for hepatitis C at the emergency department: Should babyboomers also be screened in Belgium?. Liver international : official journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver, 39(4)

Bartholomeus E, De Neuter N, Meysman P, Suls A, Keersmaekers N, Elias G, Jansens H, Hens N, Smits E, Van Tendeloo V, Beutels P, Van Damme P, Ogunjimi B, Laukens K, Mortier G. (2018). Transcriptome profiling in blood before and after hepatitis B vaccination shows significant differences in gene expression between responders and non-responders. Vaccine, 36(42)

Bruyndonckx R, Hens N, Verheij TJ, Aerts M, Ieven M, Butler CC, Little P, Goossens H, Coenen S, . (2018). Development of a prediction tool for patients presenting with acute cough in primary care: a prognostic study spanning six European countries. The British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners, 68(670)

Wanlapakorn N, Maertens K, Chaithongwongwatthana S, Srimuan D, Suratannon N, Vongpunsawad S, Tran TMP, Hens N, Van Damme P, Locht C, Poovorawan Y, Leuridan E. (2018). Assessing the reactogenicity of Tdap vaccine administered during pregnancy and antibodies to Bordetella pertussis antigens in maternal and cord sera of Thai women. Vaccine, 36(11)

Luca G, Kerckhove KV, Coletti P, Poletto C, Bossuyt N, Hens N, Colizza V. (2018). The impact of regular school closure on seasonal influenza epidemics: a data-driven spatial transmission model for Belgium. BMC infectious diseases, 18(1)

Loquiha O, Hens N, Chavane L, Temmerman M, Osman N, Faes C, Aerts M. (2018). Mapping maternal mortality rate via spatial zero-inflated models for count data: A case study of facility-based maternal deaths from Mozambique. PloS one, 13(11)

Beauclair R, Hens N, Delva W. (2018). The role of age-mixing patterns in HIV transmission dynamics: Novel hypotheses from a field study in Cape Town, South Africa. Epidemics, (25)

Ramires TG, Cordeiro GM, Kattan MW, Hens N, Ortega EM. (2018). Predicting the cure rate of breast cancer using a new regression model with four regression structures. Statistical methods in medical research, 27(11)

Aerts M, Juga AJ, Hens N. (2018). Measures for concordance and discordance with applications in disease control and prevention. Statistical methods in medical research, 28(10-11)

Koc ÖM, Robaeys G, Yildirim B, Posthouwer D, Hens N, Koek GH. (2019). The influence of ethnicity on disease outcome in patients with chronic hepatitis B infection. Journal of medical virology, 91(4)

Borremans B, Reijniers J, Hens N, Leirs H. (2017). The shape of the contact-density function matters when modelling parasite transmission in fluctuating populations. Royal Society open science, 4(11)

Watson CH, Baker S, Lau CL, Rawalai K, Taufa M, Coriakula J, Thieu NTV, Van TT, Ngoc DTT, Hens N, Lowry JH, de Alwis R, Cano J, Jenkins K, Mulholland EK, Nilles EJ, Kama M, Edmunds WJ. (2017). A cross-sectional seroepidemiological survey of typhoid fever in Fiji. PLoS neglected tropical diseases, 11(7)

Bilcke J, Hens N, Beutels P. (2017). Quality-of-life: a many-splendored thing? Belgian population norms and 34 potential determinants explored by beta regression. Quality of life research : an international journal of quality of life aspects of treatment, care and rehabilitation, 26(8)

Abrams S, Aerts M, Molenberghs G, Hens N. (2017). Parametric overdispersed frailty models for current status data. Biometrics, 73(4)

Bruyndonckx R, Hens N, Aerts M. (2017). Simulation-based evaluation of the linear-mixed model in the presence of an increasing proportion of singletons. Biometrical journal. Biometrische Zeitschrift, 60(1)

Marcq E, Waele J, Audenaerde JV, Lion E, Santermans E, Hens N, Pauwels P, van Meerbeeck JP, Smits ELJ. (2017). Abundant expression of TIM-3, LAG-3, PD-1 and PD-L1 as immunotherapy checkpoint targets in effusions of mesothelioma patients. Oncotarget, 8(52)

Herzog SA, Blaizot S, Hens N. (2017). Mathematical models used to inform study design or surveillance systems in infectious diseases: a systematic review. BMC infectious diseases, 17(1)

Michiels B, Nguyen VK, Coenen S, Ryckebosch P, Bossuyt N, Hens N. (2017). Influenza epidemic surveillance and prediction based on electronic health record data from an out-of-hours general practitioner cooperative: model development and validation on 2003-2015 data. BMC infectious diseases, 17(1)

Riera-Montes M, Bollaerts K, Heininger U, Hens N, Gabutti G, Gil A, Nozad B, Mirinaviciute G, Flem E, Souverain A, Verstraeten T, Hartwig S. (2017). Estimation of the burden of varicella in Europe before the introduction of universal childhood immunization. BMC infectious diseases, 17(1)

Maertens K, Tran TMP, Hens N, Van Damme P, Leuridan E. (2017). Effect of Prepregnancy Pertussis Vaccination in Young Infants. The Journal of infectious diseases, 215(12)

Smit GSA, Padalko E, Van Acker J, Hens N, Dorny P, Speybroeck N, Devleesschauwer B. (2017). Public Health Impact of Congenital Toxoplasmosis and Cytomegalovirus Infection in Belgium, 2013: A Systematic Review and Data Synthesis. Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, 65(4)

Frederix I, Vandijck D, Hens N, De Sutter J, Dendale P. (2018). Economic and social impact of increased cardiac rehabilitation uptake and cardiac telerehabilitation in Belgium - a cost-benefit analysis. Acta cardiologica, 73(3)

Willem L, Verelst F, Bilcke J, Hens N, Beutels P. (2017). Lessons from a decade of individual-based models for infectious disease transmission: a systematic review (2006-2015). BMC infectious diseases, 17(1)

Martins-Fonteyn E, Loquiha O, Baltazar C, Thapa S, Boothe M, Raimundo I, Hens N, Aerts M, Meulemans H, Degomme O, Wouters E. (2017). Factors influencing risky sexual behaviour among Mozambican miners: a socio-epidemiological contribution for HIV prevention framework in Mozambique. International journal for equity in health, 16(1)

Juga AJ, Hens N, Osman N, Aerts M. (2017). A flexible method to model HIV serodiscordance among couples in Mozambique. PloS one, 12(3)

Borremans B, Hens N, Beutels P, Leirs H, Reijniers J. (2016). Estimating Time of Infection Using Prior Serological and Individual Information Can Greatly Improve Incidence Estimation of Human and Wildlife Infections. PLoS computational biology, 12(5)

Santermans E, Van Kerckhove K, Azmon A, John Edmunds W, Beutels P, Faes C, Hens N. (2017). Structural differences in mixing behavior informing the role of asymptomatic infection and testing symptom heritability. Mathematical biosciences, (285)

Marcq E, Siozopoulou V, De Waele J, van Audenaerde J, Zwaenepoel K, Santermans E, Hens N, Pauwels P, van Meerbeeck JP, Smits EL. (2016). Prognostic and predictive aspects of the tumor immune microenvironment and immune checkpoints in malignant pleural mesothelioma. Oncoimmunology, 6(1)

Bertoglio D, Verhaeghe J, Santermans E, Amhaoul H, Jonckers E, Wyffels L, Van Der Linden A, Hens N, Staelens S, Dedeurwaerdere S. (2017). Non-invasive PET imaging of brain inflammation at disease onset predicts spontaneous recurrent seizures and reflects comorbidities. Brain, behavior, and immunity, (61)

Bruyndonckx R, Aerts M, Hens N. (2016). Simulation-based evaluation of the performance of the F test in a linear multilevel model setting with sparseness at the level of the primary unit. Biometrical journal. Biometrische Zeitschrift, 58(5)

Bruyndonckx R, Hens N, Aerts M, Goossens H, Latour K, Catry B, Coenen S. (2017). Persistence of antimicrobial resistance in respiratory streptococci. Journal of global antimicrobial resistance, (8)

Guglielmetti C, Le Blon D, Santermans E, Salas-Perdomo A, Daans J, De Vocht N, Shah D, Hoornaert C, Praet J, Peerlings J, Kara F, Bigot C, Mai Z, Goossens H, Hens N, Hendrix S, Verhoye M, Planas AM, Berneman Z, van der Linden A, Ponsaerts P. (2016). Interleukin-13 immune gene therapy prevents CNS inflammation and demyelination via alternative activation of microglia and macrophages. Glia, 64(12)

Deckx N, Wens I, Nuyts AH, Hens N, De Winter BY, Koppen G, Goossens H, Van Damme P, Berneman ZN, Eijnde BO, Cools N. (2016). 12 Weeks of Combined Endurance and Resistance Training Reduces Innate Markers of Inflammation in a Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis. Mediators of inflammation, (2016)

Braeye T, Verheagen J, Mignon A, Flipse W, Pierard D, Huygen K, Schirvel C, Hens N. (2016). Capture-Recapture Estimators in Epidemiology with Applications to Pertussis and Pneumococcal Invasive Disease Surveillance. PloS one, 11(8)

Santermans E, Robesyn E, Ganyani T, Sudre B, Faes C, Quinten C, Van Bortel W, Haber T, Kovac T, Van Reeth F, Testa M, Hens N, Plachouras D. (2016). Spatiotemporal Evolution of Ebola Virus Disease at Sub-National Level during the 2014 West Africa Epidemic: Model Scrutiny and Data Meagreness. PloS one, 11(1)

Abrams S, Kourkouni E, Sabbe M, Beutels P, Hens N. (2016). Inferring rubella outbreak risk from seroprevalence data in Belgium. Vaccine, 34(50)

Maertens K, Hoang TT, Nguyen TD, Caboré RN, Duong TH, Huygen K, Hens N, Van Damme P, Dang DA, Leuridan E. (2016). The Effect of Maternal Pertussis Immunization on Infant Vaccine Responses to a Booster Pertussis-Containing Vaccine in Vietnam. Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, 63(suppl 4)

Ogunjimi B, Hens N. (2016). Intradermal zoster vaccines: good for the old and the young?. The Lancet. Infectious diseases, 16(8)

Le Blon D, Guglielmetti C, Hoornaert C, Quarta A, Daans J, Dooley D, Lemmens E, Praet J, De Vocht N, Reekmans K, Santermans E, Hens N, Goossens H, Verhoye M, Van der Linden A, Berneman Z, Hendrix S, Ponsaerts P. (2016). Intracerebral transplantation of interleukin 13-producing mesenchymal stem cells limits microgliosis, oligodendrocyte loss and demyelination in the cuprizone mouse model. Journal of neuroinflammation, 13(1)

Vorsters A, Cornelissen T, Leuridan E, Bogers J, Vanden Broeck D, Benoy I, Goossens H, Hens N, Van Damme P. (2016). Prevalence of high-risk human papillomavirus and abnormal pap smears in female sex workers compared to the general population in Antwerp, Belgium. BMC public health, (16)

Maertens K, Caboré RN, Huygen K, Vermeiren S, Hens N, Van Damme P, Leuridan E. (2016). Pertussis vaccination during pregnancy in Belgium: Follow-up of infants until 1 month after the fourth infant pertussis vaccination at 15 months of age. Vaccine, 34(31)

Kifle YW, Goeyvaerts N, Van Kerckhove K, Willem L, Kucharski A, Faes C, Leirs H, Hens N, Beutels P. (2016). Correction: Animal Ownership and Touching Enrich the Context of Social Contacts Relevant to the Spread of Human Infectious Diseases. PloS one, 11(2)

Beauclair R, Helleringer S, Hens N, Delva W. (2016). Age differences between sexual partners, behavioural and demographic correlates, and HIV infection on Likoma Island, Malawi. Scientific reports, (6)

McDonald SA, Devleesschauwer B, Speybroeck N, Hens N, Praet N, Torgerson PR, Havelaar AH, Wu F, Tremblay M, Amene EW, Döpfer D. (2015). Data-driven methods for imputing national-level incidence in global burden of disease studies. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 93(4)

Vanden Driessche K, Hens N, Tilley P, Quon BS, Chilvers MA, de Groot R, Cotton MF, Marais BJ, Speert DP, Zlosnik JE. (2015). Surgical masks reduce airborne spread of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in colonized patients with cystic fibrosis. American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine, 192(7)

Goeyvaerts N, Willem L, Van Kerckhove K, Vandendijck Y, Hanquet G, Beutels P, Hens N. (2015). Estimating dynamic transmission model parameters for seasonal influenza by fitting to age and season-specific influenza-like illness incidence. Epidemics, (13)

Deckx N, Wens I, Nuyts AH, Lee WP, Hens N, Koppen G, Goossens H, Van Damme P, Berneman ZN, Eijnde BO, Cools N. (2015). Rapid Exercise-Induced Mobilization of Dendritic Cells Is Potentially Mediated by a Flt3L- and MMP-9-Dependent Process in Multiple Sclerosis. Mediators of inflammation, (2015)

Maertens K, Caboré RN, Huygen K, Hens N, Van Damme P, Leuridan E. (2016). Pertussis vaccination during pregnancy in Belgium: Results of a prospective controlled cohort study. Vaccine, 34(1)

Goeyvaerts N, Leuridan E, Faes C, Van Damme P, Hens N. (2015). Multi-disease analysis of maternal antibody decay using non-linear mixed models accounting for censoring. Statistics in medicine, 34(20)

Martins-Fonteyn E, Loquiha O, Wouters E, Raimundo I, Hens N, Aerts M, Meulemans H. (2016). HIV Susceptibility Among Migrant Miners in Chokwe: A Case Study. International journal of health services : planning, administration, evaluation, 46(4)

Theeten H, Van Herck K, Van Der Meeren O, Crasta P, Van Damme P, Hens N. (2015). Long-term antibody persistence after vaccination with a 2-dose Havrix (inactivated hepatitis A vaccine): 20 years of observed data, and long-term model-based predictions. Vaccine, 33(42)

Frederix I, Hansen D, Coninx K, Vandervoort P, Vandijck D, Hens N, Van Craenenbroeck E, Van Driessche N, Dendale P. (2016). Effect of comprehensive cardiac telerehabilitation on one-year cardiovascular rehospitalization rate, medical costs and quality of life: A cost-effectiveness analysis. European journal of preventive cardiology, 23(7)

Kifle YW, Goeyvaerts N, Van Kerckhove K, Willem L, Kucharski A, Faes C, Leirs H, Hens N, Beutels P. (2015). Animal Ownership and Touching Enrich the Context of Social Contacts Relevant to the Spread of Human Infectious Diseases. PloS one, 10(7)

Beauclair R, Hens N, Delva W. (2015). Concurrent partnerships in Cape Town, South Africa: race and sex differences in prevalence and duration of overlap. Journal of the International AIDS Society, (18)

Lefevere E, Hens N, De Smet F, Beutels P. (2016). The impact of non-financial and financial encouragements on participation in non school-based human papillomavirus vaccination: a retrospective cohort study. The European journal of health economics : HEPAC : health economics in prevention and care, 17(3)

Béraud G, Kazmercziak S, Beutels P, Levy-Bruhl D, Lenne X, Mielcarek N, Yazdanpanah Y, Boëlle PY, Hens N, Dervaux B. (2015). The French Connection: The First Large Population-Based Contact Survey in France Relevant for the Spread of Infectious Diseases. PloS one, 10(7)

Bruyndonckx R, Hens N, Aerts M, Goossens H, Cortiñas Abrahantes J, Coenen S. (2015). Exploring the association between resistance and outpatient antibiotic use expressed as DDDs or packages. The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy, 70(4)

Lambert ML, Bruyndonckx R, Goossens H, Hens N, Aerts M, Catry B, Neely F, Vogelaers D, Hammami N. (2015). The Belgian policy of funding antimicrobial stewardship in hospitals and trends of selected quality indicators for antimicrobial use, 1999-2010: a longitudinal study. BMJ open, 5(2)

Ogunjimi B, Willem L, Beutels P, Hens N. (2015). Integrating between-host transmission and within-host immunity to analyze the impact of varicella vaccination on zoster. eLife, (4)

Lefevere E, Theeten H, Hens N, De Smet F, Top G, Van Damme P. (2015). From non school-based, co-payment to school-based, free Human Papillomavirus vaccination in Flanders (Belgium): a retrospective cohort study describing vaccination coverage, age-specific coverage and socio-economic inequalities. Vaccine, 33(39)

Hoang HT, Leuridan E, Maertens K, Nguyen TD, Hens N, Vu NH, Caboré RN, Duong HT, Huygen K, Van Damme P, Dang AD. (2016). Pertussis vaccination during pregnancy in Vietnam: Results of a randomized controlled trial Pertussis vaccination during pregnancy. Vaccine, 34(1)

Grijalva CG, Goeyvaerts N, Verastegui H, Edwards KM, Gil AI, Lanata CF, Hens N, . (2015). A household-based study of contact networks relevant for the spread of infectious diseases in the highlands of Peru. PloS one, 10(3)

Willem L, Stijven S, Tijskens E, Beutels P, Hens N, Broeckhove J. (2015). Optimizing agent-based transmission models for infectious diseases. BMC bioinformatics, (16)

Jombart T, Aanensen DM, Baguelin M, Birrell P, Cauchemez S, Camacho A, Colijn C, Collins C, Cori A, Didelot X, Fraser C, Frost S, Hens N, Hugues J, Höhle M, Opatowski L, Rambaut A, Ratmann O, Soubeyrand S, Suchard MA, Wallinga J, Ypma R, Ferguson N. (2014). OutbreakTools: a new platform for disease outbreak analysis using the R software. Epidemics, (7)

Willem L, Stijven S, Vladislavleva E, Broeckhove J, Beutels P, Hens N. (2014). Active learning to understand infectious disease models and improve policy making. PLoS computational biology, 10(4)

Blommaert A, Bilcke J, Vandendijck Y, Hanquet G, Hens N, Beutels P. (2014). Cost-effectiveness of seasonal influenza vaccination in pregnant women, health care workers and persons with underlying illnesses in Belgium. Vaccine, 32(46)

Biermans G, Horemans N, Hens N, Vives i Batlle J, Vandenhove H, Cuypers A. (2014). A dynamic dosimetry model for radioactive exposure scenarios in Arabidopsis thaliana. Journal of theoretical biology, (347)

Bruyndonckx R, Hens N, Aerts M, Goossens H, Molenberghs G, Coenen S. (2014). Measuring trends of outpatient antibiotic use in Europe: jointly modelling longitudinal data in defined daily doses and packages. The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy, 69(7)

Hens N, Habteab Ghebretinsae A, Hardt K, Van Damme P, Van Herck K. (2014). Model based estimates of long-term persistence of inactivated hepatitis A vaccine-induced antibodies in adults. Vaccine, 32(13)

Coenen S, Bruyndonckx R, Hens N, Aerts M, Goossens H. (2014). Comment on: Measurement units for antibiotic consumption in outpatients. The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy, 69(12)

Abrams S, Hens N. (2014). Modeling individual heterogeneity in the acquisition of recurrent infections: an application to parvovirus B19. Biostatistics (Oxford, England), 16(1)

Le Blon D, Hoornaert C, Daans J, Santermans E, Hens N, Goossens H, Berneman Z, Ponsaerts P. (2014). Distinct spatial distribution of microglia and macrophages following mesenchymal stem cell implantation in mouse brain. Immunology and cell biology, 92(8)

Lernout T, Theeten H, Hens N, Braeckman T, Roelants M, Hoppenbrouwers K, Van Damme P. (2014). Timeliness of infant vaccination and factors related with delay in Flanders, Belgium. Vaccine, 32(2)

Hens N, Calatayud L, Kurkela S, Tamme T, Wallinga J. (2012). Robust reconstruction and analysis of outbreak data: influenza A(H1N1)v transmission in a school-based population. American journal of epidemiology, 176(3)

Willem L, Van Kerckhove K, Chao DL, Hens N, Beutels P. (2012). A nice day for an infection? Weather conditions and social contact patterns relevant to influenza transmission. PloS one, 7(11)

Bilcke J, Marais C, Ogunjimi B, Willem L, Hens N, Beutels P. (2012). Cost-effectiveness of vaccination against herpes zoster in adults aged over 60 years in Belgium. Vaccine, 30(3)

Hens N, Van Ranst M, Aerts M, Robesyn E, Van Damme P, Beutels P. (2011). Estimating the effective reproduction number for pandemic influenza from notification data made publicly available in real time: a multi-country analysis for influenza A/H1N1v 2009. Vaccine, 29(5)

Hens N, Ayele GM, Goeyvaerts N, Aerts M, Mossong J, Edmunds JW, Beutels P. (2009). Estimating the impact of school closure on social mixing behaviour and the transmission of close contact infections in eight European countries. BMC infectious diseases, (9)

Hens N, Goeyvaerts N, Aerts M, Shkedy Z, Van Damme P, Beutels P. (2009). Mining social mixing patterns for infectious disease models based on a two-day population survey in Belgium. BMC infectious diseases, (9)

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