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Standard Genotyping Overestimates Transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis among Immigrants in a Low-Incidence Country.

Stucki D, Ballif M, Egger M, Furrer H, Altpeter E, Battegay M, Droz S, Bruderer T, Coscolla M, Borrell S, Zürcher K, Janssens JP, Calmy A, Mazza Stalder J, Jaton K, Rieder HL, Pfyffer GE, Siegrist HH, Hoffmann M, Fehr J, Dolina M, Frei R, Schrenzel J, Böttger EC, Gagneux S, Fenner L.

J Clin Microbiol. 2016 Jul;54(7):1862-70. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00126-16. Epub 2016 May 18.


Infection of cardiovascular implantable electronic devices: detection with sonication, swab cultures, and blood cultures.

Rohacek M, Erne P, Kobza R, Pfyffer GE, Frei R, Weisser M.

Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2015 Feb;38(2):247-53. doi: 10.1111/pace.12529. Epub 2014 Nov 7.


Multilocus sequence typing scheme for the Mycobacterium abscessus complex.

Macheras E, Konjek J, Roux AL, Thiberge JM, Bastian S, Leão SC, Palaci M, Sivadon-Tardy V, Gutierrez C, Richter E, Rüsch-Gerdes S, Pfyffer GE, Bodmer T, Jarlier V, Cambau E, Brisse S, Caro V, Rastogi N, Gaillard JL, Heym B.

Res Microbiol. 2014 Feb-Mar;165(2):82-90. doi: 10.1016/j.resmic.2013.12.003. Epub 2013 Dec 31.


HIV infection disrupts the sympatric host-pathogen relationship in human tuberculosis.

Fenner L, Egger M, Bodmer T, Furrer H, Ballif M, Battegay M, Helbling P, Fehr J, Gsponer T, Rieder HL, Zwahlen M, Hoffmann M, Bernasconi E, Cavassini M, Calmy A, Dolina M, Frei R, Janssens JP, Borrell S, Stucki D, Schrenzel J, Böttger EC, Gagneux S; Swiss HIV Cohort and Molecular Epidemiology of Tuberculosis Study Groups.

PLoS Genet. 2013;9(3):e1003318. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1003318. Epub 2013 Mar 7.


Molecular epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Switzerland: sampling only invasive isolates does not allow a representative description of the local diversity of clones.

Senn L, Basset P, Greub G, Prod'hom G, Frei R, Zbinden R, Gaia V, Balmelli C, Pfyffer GE, Mühlemann K, Zanetti G, Blanc DS.

Clin Microbiol Infect. 2013 Jul;19(7):E288-90. doi: 10.1111/1469-0691.12185. Epub 2013 Mar 4.


Incubation time of mycobacterial cultures: how long is long enough to issue a final negative report to the clinician?

Pfyffer GE, Wittwer F.

J Clin Microbiol. 2012 Dec;50(12):4188-9. doi: 10.1128/JCM.02283-12. Epub 2012 Oct 10. No abstract available.


Tuberculosis in HIV-negative and HIV-infected patients in a low-incidence country: clinical characteristics and treatment outcomes.

Fenner L, Gagneux S, Janssens JP, Fehr J, Cavassini M, Hoffmann M, Bernasconi E, Schrenzel J, Bodmer T, Böttger EC, Helbling P, Egger M; Swiss HIV Cohort and Molecular Epidemiology of Tuberculosis Study Groups.

PLoS One. 2012;7(3):e34186. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0034186. Epub 2012 Mar 30.


Effect of mutation and genetic background on drug resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

Fenner L, Egger M, Bodmer T, Altpeter E, Zwahlen M, Jaton K, Pfyffer GE, Borrell S, Dubuis O, Bruderer T, Siegrist HH, Furrer H, Calmy A, Fehr J, Stalder JM, Ninet B, Böttger EC, Gagneux S; Swiss HIV Cohort Study and the Swiss Molecular Epidemiology of Tuberculosis Study Group.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2012 Jun;56(6):3047-53. doi: 10.1128/AAC.06460-11. Epub 2012 Apr 2.


Mycobacterium tuberculosis transmission in a country with low tuberculosis incidence: role of immigration and HIV infection.

Fenner L, Gagneux S, Helbling P, Battegay M, Rieder HL, Pfyffer GE, Zwahlen M, Furrer H, Siegrist HH, Fehr J, Dolina M, Calmy A, Stucki D, Jaton K, Janssens JP, Stalder JM, Bodmer T, Ninet B, Böttger EC, Egger M; Swiss HIV Cohort Study Group; Molecular Epidemiology of Tuberculosis Study Group.

J Clin Microbiol. 2012 Feb;50(2):388-95. doi: 10.1128/JCM.05392-11. Epub 2011 Nov 23.


Challenges and perspectives for improved management of HIV/Mycobacterium tuberculosis co-infection.

Sester M, Giehl C, McNerney R, Kampmann B, Walzl G, Cuchí P, Wingfield C, Lange C, Migliori GB, Kritski AL, Meyerhans A; European Network for global cooperation in the field of AIDS and TB (EUCO-Net).

Eur Respir J. 2010 Dec;36(6):1242-7. doi: 10.1183/09031936.00040910.


Bacterial colonization and infection of electrophysiological cardiac devices detected with sonication and swab culture.

Rohacek M, Weisser M, Kobza R, Schoenenberger AW, Pfyffer GE, Frei R, Erne P, Trampuz A.

Circulation. 2010 Apr 20;121(15):1691-7. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.109.906461. Epub 2010 Apr 5.


Rapid detection of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in diverse clinical specimens by the BD GeneOhm MRSA assay and comparison with culture.

Lucke K, Hombach M, Hug M, Pfyffer GE.

J Clin Microbiol. 2010 Mar;48(3):981-4. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01990-09. Epub 2010 Jan 13.


Tuberculosis caused by Mycobacterium microti in South American camelids.

Zanolari P, Robert N, Lyashchenko KP, Pfyffer GE, Greenwald R, Esfandiari J, Meylan M.

J Vet Intern Med. 2009 Nov-Dec;23(6):1266-72. doi: 10.1111/j.1939-1676.2009.0377.x. Epub 2009 Aug 26.


Pulmonary Coccidioides nodule in a Swiss patient with chronic lymphatic leukaemia.

Hombach M, Stulz P, Arnold W, Pfyffer GE.

J Med Microbiol. 2008 Nov;57(Pt 11):1427-30. doi: 10.1099/jmm.0.2008/002766-0.


Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis and Crohn's disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Feller M, Huwiler K, Stephan R, Altpeter E, Shang A, Furrer H, Pfyffer GE, Jemmi T, Baumgartner A, Egger M.

Lancet Infect Dis. 2007 Sep;7(9):607-13. Review.


Urinary tract infection caused by Eikenella corrodens.

Hombach M, Frey HR, Pfyffer GE.

J Clin Microbiol. 2007 Feb;45(2):675. Epub 2006 Nov 22. No abstract available.


Mycobacterium bovis isolates from tuberculous lesions in Chadian zebu carcasses.

Diguimbaye-Djaibé C, Hilty M, Ngandolo R, Mahamat HH, Pfyffer GE, Baggi F, Hewinson G, Tanner M, Zinsstag J, Schelling E.

Emerg Infect Dis. 2006 May;12(5):769-71.


Molecular characterization and drug resistance testing of Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates from Chad.

Diguimbaye C, Hilty M, Ngandolo R, Mahamat HH, Pfyffer GE, Baggi F, Tanner M, Schelling E, Zinsstag J.

J Clin Microbiol. 2006 Apr;44(4):1575-7.

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