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Trait differentiation and adaptation of plants along elevation gradients.

Halbritter AH, Fior S, Keller I, Billeter R, Edwards P, Holderegger R, Karrenberg S, Pluess AR, Widmer A, Alexander JM.

J Evol Biol. 2018 Mar 8. doi: 10.1111/jeb.13262. [Epub ahead of print]


Guidance document for prevention of Clostridium difficile infection in acute healthcare settings.

Tschudin-Sutter S, Kuijper EJ, Durovic A, Vehreschild MJGT, Barbut F, Eckert C, Fitzpatrick F, Hell M, Norén T, O'Driscoll J, Coia J, Gastmeier P, von Müller L, Wilcox MH, Widmer AF; Committee.

Clin Microbiol Infect. 2018 Mar 2. pii: S1198-743X(18)30195-2. doi: 10.1016/j.cmi.2018.02.020. [Epub ahead of print]


Overuse of antimicrobial prophylaxis in low-risk patients undergoing transurethral resection of the prostate.

Bausch K, Roth JA, Seifert HH, Widmer AF.

Swiss Med Wkly. 2018 Feb 23;148:w14594. doi: 10.4414/smw.2018.14594. eCollection 2018 Feb 23.


Global Health Estimate of Invasive Mycobacterium chimaera Infections Associated with Heater-Cooler Devices in Cardiac Surgery.

Sommerstein R, Hasse B, Marschall J, Sax H, Genoni M, Schlegel M, Widmer AF; Swiss Chimaera Taskforce.

Emerg Infect Dis. 2018 Mar;24(3):576-578. doi: 10.3201/eid2403.171554.


New insights into transmission of Clostridium difficile infection-narrative review.

Durovic A, Widmer AF, Tschudin-Sutter S.

Clin Microbiol Infect. 2018 Feb 7. pii: S1198-743X(18)30145-9. doi: 10.1016/j.cmi.2018.01.027. [Epub ahead of print] Review.


Defect Rates in Touchless Versus Mechanical Hand Hygiene Dispensers.

Roth JA, Batzer B, Hug BL, Widmer AF.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018 Mar;39(3):359-360. doi: 10.1017/ice.2017.306. Epub 2018 Jan 24. No abstract available.


Cardiac Events after Noncardiac Surgery in Patients Undergoing Preoperative Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography: Findings From the Mayo Poce-DSE Investigators.

Widmer RJ, Cullen MW, Salonen BR, Sundsted KK, Raslau D, Mohabbat AB, Dougan BM, Bierle DM, Lawson DK, Widmer AJ, Bundrick M, Gaba P, Tellez R, Schroeder DR, McCully RB, Mauck KF.

Am J Med. 2018 Jan 17. pii: S0002-9343(18)30014-7. doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2017.12.025. [Epub ahead of print]


High prevalence of ESBL-Producing E. coli in private and shared latrines in an informal urban settlement in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Erb S, D'Mello-Guyett L, Malebo HM, Njee RM, Matwewe F, Ensink J, Hinic V, Widmer A, Frei R.

Antimicrob Resist Infect Control. 2018 Jan 6;7:3. doi: 10.1186/s13756-017-0292-y. eCollection 2018.


Direct Costs of a Contact Isolation Day: A Prospective Cost Analysis at a Swiss University Hospital.

Roth JA, Hornung-Winter C, Radicke I, Hug BL, Biedert M, Abshagen C, Battegay M, Widmer AF.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018 Jan;39(1):101-103. doi: 10.1017/ice.2017.258. Epub 2017 Dec 18.


Burkholderia stabilis outbreak associated with contaminated commercially-available washing gloves, Switzerland, May 2015 to August 2016.

Sommerstein R, Führer U, Lo Priore E, Casanova C, Meinel DM, Seth-Smith HM, Kronenberg A, On Behalf Of Anresis, Koch D, Senn L, Widmer AF, Egli A, Marschall J, On Behalf Of Swissnoso.

Euro Surveill. 2017 Dec;22(49). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2017.22.49.17-00213.


Digging out the evidence - how strong is the IDSA recommendation against antibiotic prophylaxis in basilar skull fracture and cerebrospinal fluid leakage?

Kuehl R, Büchler A, Widmer AF, Battegay M.

Clin Infect Dis. 2017 Nov 6. doi: 10.1093/cid/cix984. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.


Evaluation of existing and desired antimicrobial stewardship activities and strategies in Swiss hospitals.

Osthoff M, Bielicki J, Widmer AF, For Swissnoso.

Swiss Med Wkly. 2017 Oct 24;147:w14512. doi: 10.4414/smw.2017.14512. eCollection 2017 Oct 24.


Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection Control Challenges with a Novel Polymerase Chain Reaction Assay in a Tertiary Medical Center.

Sendi P, Egli A, Dangel M, Frei R, Tschudin-Sutter S, Widmer AF.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2017 Nov;38(11):1291-1297. doi: 10.1017/ice.2017.213. Epub 2017 Oct 23.


Temporal trends and epidemiology of Staphylococcus aureus surgical site infection in the Swiss surveillance network: a cohort study.

Abbas M, Aghayev E, Troillet N, Eisenring MC, Kuster SP, Widmer AF, Harbarth S; SwissNoso.

J Hosp Infect. 2018 Feb;98(2):118-126. doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2017.09.025. Epub 2017 Oct 6.


Survival from methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections over 20 years: a cohort of 1328 patients.

Wiggli BJ, Frei R, Laffer R, Tschudin Sutter S, Widmer AF.

Swiss Med Wkly. 2017 Oct 4;147:w14508. doi: 10.4414/smw.2017.14508. eCollection 2017 Oct 4.


Quality of antibiotic prescribing of Swiss primary care physicians with high prescription rates: a nationwide survey.

Glinz D, Leon Reyes S, Saccilotto R, Widmer AF, Zeller A, Bucher HC, Hemkens LG.

J Antimicrob Chemother. 2017 Nov 1;72(11):3205-3212. doi: 10.1093/jac/dkx278.


WHO's recommendation for surgical skin antisepsis is premature.

Maiwald M, Widmer AF.

Lancet Infect Dis. 2017 Oct;17(10):1023-1024. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(17)30448-6. No abstract available.


Previous exposure in a high-risk area for travellers' diarrhoea within the past year is associated with a significant protective effect for travellers' diarrhoea: a prospective observational cohort study in travellers to South Asia.

Kuenzli E, Juergensen D, Kling K, Jaeger VK, DeCrom S, Steffen R, Widmer AF, Battegay M, Hatz C, Neumayr A.

J Travel Med. 2017 Sep 1;24(5). doi: 10.1093/jtm/tax056.


Value of the Pitt Bacteraemia Score to predict short-term mortality in Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infection: a validation study.

Roth JA, Tschudin-Sutter S, Dangel M, Frei R, Battegay M, Widmer AF.

Swiss Med Wkly. 2017 Aug 14;147:w14482. doi: 10.4414/smw.2017.14482. eCollection 2017 Aug 14.


Quantifying the Effects of Prior Acetyl-Salicylic Acid on Sepsis-Related Deaths: An Individual Patient Data Meta-Analysis Using Propensity Matching.

Trauer J, Muhi S, McBryde ES, Al Harbi SA, Arabi YM, Boyle AJ, Cartin-Ceba R, Chen W, Chen YT, Falcone M, Gajic O, Godsell J, Gong MN, Kor D, Lösche W, McAuley DF, O'Neal HR Jr, Osthoff M, Otto GP, Sossdorf M, Tsai MJ, Valerio-Rojas JC, van der Poll T, Violi F, Ware L, Widmer AF, Wiewel MA, Winning J, Eisen DP.

Crit Care Med. 2017 Nov;45(11):1871-1879. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000002654.


Global outbreak of severe Mycobacterium chimaera disease after cardiac surgery: a molecular epidemiological study.

van Ingen J, Kohl TA, Kranzer K, Hasse B, Keller PM, Katarzyna Szafrańska A, Hillemann D, Chand M, Schreiber PW, Sommerstein R, Berger C, Genoni M, Rüegg C, Troillet N, Widmer AF, Becker SL, Herrmann M, Eckmanns T, Haller S, Höller C, Debast SB, Wolfhagen MJ, Hopman J, Kluytmans J, Langelaar M, Notermans DW, Ten Oever J, van den Barselaar P, Vonk ABA, Vos MC, Ahmed N, Brown T, Crook D, Lamagni T, Phin N, Smith EG, Zambon M, Serr A, Götting T, Ebner W, Thürmer A, Utpatel C, Spröer C, Bunk B, Nübel U, Bloemberg GV, Böttger EC, Niemann S, Wagner D, Sax H.

Lancet Infect Dis. 2017 Oct;17(10):1033-1041. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(17)30324-9. Epub 2017 Jul 12.


Increasing prevalence of infectious diseases in asylum seekers at a tertiary care hospital in Switzerland.

Bloch-Infanger C, Bättig V, Kremo J, Widmer AF, Egli A, Bingisser R, Battegay M, Erb S.

PLoS One. 2017 Jun 15;12(6):e0179537. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0179537. eCollection 2017.


Distinguishing Clostridium difficile Recurrence From Reinfection: Independent Validation of Current Recommendations.

Durovic A, Widmer AF, Frei R, Tschudin-Sutter S.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2017 Aug;38(8):891-896. doi: 10.1017/ice.2017.119. Epub 2017 Jun 8.


First Results of the Swiss National Surgical Site Infection Surveillance Program: Who Seeks Shall Find.

Troillet N, Aghayev E, Eisenring MC, Widmer AF; Swissnoso.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2017 Jun;38(6):697-704. doi: 10.1017/ice.2017.55.


Patient engagement with surgical site infection prevention: an expert panel perspective.

Tartari E, Weterings V, Gastmeier P, Rodríguez Baño J, Widmer A, Kluytmans J, Voss A.

Antimicrob Resist Infect Control. 2017 May 12;6:45. doi: 10.1186/s13756-017-0202-3. eCollection 2017. Review.


Teosinte in Europe - Searching for the Origin of a Novel Weed.

Trtikova M, Lohn A, Binimelis R, Chapela I, Oehen B, Zemp N, Widmer A, Hilbeck A.

Sci Rep. 2017 May 8;7(1):1560. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-01478-w.


The Model for End-stage Liver Disease (MELD) as a predictor of short-term mortality in Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infection: A single-centre observational study.

Roth JA, Widmer AF, Tschudin-Sutter S, Dangel M, Frei R, Battegay M, Hug BL.

PLoS One. 2017 Apr 17;12(4):e0175669. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0175669. eCollection 2017.


Of means and ends: The financialization and regulation of health care.

Widmer A.

Linacre Q. 2016 Nov;83(4):382-386. doi: 10.1080/00243639.2016.1248168.


Workload even affects hand hygiene in a highly trained and well-staffed setting: a prospective 365/7/24 observational study.

Scheithauer S, Batzer B, Dangel M, Passweg J, Widmer A.

J Hosp Infect. 2017 Sep;97(1):11-16. doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2017.02.013. Epub 2017 Feb 20.


Timing of surgical antimicrobial prophylaxis: a phase 3 randomised controlled trial.

Weber WP, Mujagic E, Zwahlen M, Bundi M, Hoffmann H, Soysal SD, Kraljević M, Delko T, von Strauss M, Iselin L, Da Silva RXS, Zeindler J, Rosenthal R, Misteli H, Kindler C, Müller P, Saccilotto R, Lugli AK, Kaufmann M, Gürke L, von Holzen U, Oertli D, Bucheli-Laffer E, Landin J, Widmer AF, Fux CA, Marti WR.

Lancet Infect Dis. 2017 Jun;17(6):605-614. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(17)30176-7. Epub 2017 Apr 3. Erratum in: Lancet Infect Dis. 2017 Dec;17 (12 ):1232.


Inhibition of prenylated KRAS in a lipid environment.

Jansen JM, Wartchow C, Jahnke W, Fong S, Tsang T, Pfister K, Zavorotinskaya T, Bussiere D, Cheng JM, Crawford K, Dai Y, Dove J, Fang E, Feng Y, Florent JM, Fuller J, Gossert AD, Hekmat-Nejad M, Henry C, Klopp J, Lenahan WP, Lingel A, Ma S, Meyer A, Mishina Y, Narberes J, Pardee G, Ramurthy S, Rieffel S, Stuart D, Subramanian S, Tandeske L, Widger S, Widmer A, Winterhalter A, Zaror I, Hardy S.

PLoS One. 2017 Apr 6;12(4):e0174706. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0174706. eCollection 2017.


Secular trends of bloodstream infections during neutropenia in 15 181 haematopoietic stem cell transplants: 13-year results from a European multicentre surveillance study (ONKO-KISS).

Weisser M, Theilacker C, Tschudin Sutter S, Babikir R, Bertz H, Götting T, Dettenkofer M, Kern WV, Widmer AF; Hospital Infection Surveillance System for Patients With Haematologic/Oncologic Malignancies Study Group (ONKO-KISS).

Clin Microbiol Infect. 2017 Nov;23(11):854-859. doi: 10.1016/j.cmi.2017.03.020. Epub 2017 Mar 31.


Screening for fecal carriage of MCR-producing Enterobacteriaceae in healthy humans and primary care patients.

Zurfluh K, Stephan R, Widmer A, Poirel L, Nordmann P, Nüesch HJ, Hächler H, Nüesch-Inderbinen M.

Antimicrob Resist Infect Control. 2017 Mar 14;6:28. doi: 10.1186/s13756-017-0186-z. eCollection 2017.


Transmissibility of Clostridium difficile Without Contact Isolation: Results From a Prospective Observational Study With 451 Patients.

Widmer AF, Frei R, Erb S, Stranden A, Kuijper EJ, Knetsch CW, Tschudin-Sutter S.

Clin Infect Dis. 2017 Feb 15;64(4):393-400. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciw758.


Estimating genomic diversity and population differentiation - an empirical comparison of microsatellite and SNP variation in Arabidopsis halleri.

Fischer MC, Rellstab C, Leuzinger M, Roumet M, Gugerli F, Shimizu KK, Holderegger R, Widmer A.

BMC Genomics. 2017 Jan 11;18(1):69. doi: 10.1186/s12864-016-3459-7.


Simplifying the WHO 'how to hand rub' technique: three steps are as effective as six-results from an experimental randomized crossover trial.

Tschudin-Sutter S, Rotter ML, Frei R, Nogarth D, Häusermann P, Stranden A, Pittet D, Widmer AF.

Clin Microbiol Infect. 2017 Jun;23(6):409.e1-409.e4. doi: 10.1016/j.cmi.2016.12.030. Epub 2017 Jan 3.


Personalized Prescription Feedback Using Routinely Collected Data to Reduce Antibiotic Use in Primary Care: A Randomized Clinical Trial.

Hemkens LG, Saccilotto R, Reyes SL, Glinz D, Zumbrunn T, Grolimund O, Gloy V, Raatz H, Widmer A, Zeller A, Bucher HC.

JAMA Intern Med. 2017 Feb 1;177(2):176-183. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.8040.


Evolution of sex-biased gene expression in a dioecious plant.

Zemp N, Tavares R, Muyle A, Charlesworth D, Marais GA, Widmer A.

Nat Plants. 2016 Nov 3;2(11):16168. doi: 10.1038/nplants.2016.168.


Risk factors for new-onset delirium in patients with bloodstream infections: independent and quantitative effect of catheters and drainages-a four-year cohort study.

Dittrich T, Tschudin-Sutter S, Widmer AF, Rüegg S, Marsch S, Sutter R.

Ann Intensive Care. 2016 Dec;6(1):104. doi: 10.1186/s13613-016-0205-x. Epub 2016 Oct 28.


Differential adaptation drives ecological speciation in campions (Silene): evidence from a multi-site transplant experiment.

Favre A, Widmer A, Karrenberg S.

New Phytol. 2017 Feb;213(3):1487-1499. doi: 10.1111/nph.14202. Epub 2016 Oct 24.


Outbreak investigation for toxigenic Corynebacterium diphtheriae wound infections in refugees from Northeast Africa and Syria in Switzerland and Germany by whole genome sequencing.

Meinel DM, Kuehl R, Zbinden R, Boskova V, Garzoni C, Fadini D, Dolina M, Blümel B, Weibel T, Tschudin-Sutter S, Widmer AF, Bielicki JA, Dierig A, Heininger U, Konrad R, Berger A, Hinic V, Goldenberger D, Blaich A, Stadler T, Battegay M, Sing A, Egli A.

Clin Microbiol Infect. 2016 Dec;22(12):1003.e1-1003.e8. doi: 10.1016/j.cmi.2016.08.010. Epub 2016 Aug 30.


Association of daptomycin use with resistance development in Enterococcus faecium bacteraemia-a 7-year individual and population-based analysis.

Egli A, Schmid H, Kuenzli E, Widmer AF, Battegay M, Plagge H, Frei R, Achermann R, Weisser M.

Clin Microbiol Infect. 2017 Feb;23(2):118.e1-118.e7. doi: 10.1016/j.cmi.2016.10.003. Epub 2016 Oct 13.


Multidrug-Resistant Organisms Detected More Than 48 Hours After Hospital Admission Are Not Necessarily Hospital-Acquired.

Erb S, Frei R, Dangel M, Widmer AF.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2017 Jan;38(1):18-23. doi: 10.1017/ice.2016.226. Epub 2016 Oct 17.


Local adaptation (mostly) remains local: reassessing environmental associations of climate-related candidate SNPs in Arabidopsis halleri.

Rellstab C, Fischer MC, Zoller S, Graf R, Tedder A, Shimizu KK, Widmer A, Holderegger R, Gugerli F.

Heredity (Edinb). 2017 Feb;118(2):193-201. doi: 10.1038/hdy.2016.82. Epub 2016 Oct 5.


Genomic Imprinting in the Endosperm Is Systematically Perturbed in Abortive Hybrid Tomato Seeds.

Florez-Rueda AM, Paris M, Schmidt A, Widmer A, Grossniklaus U, Städler T.

Mol Biol Evol. 2016 Nov;33(11):2935-2946. Epub 2016 Sep 6.


Growth Patterns of Clostridium difficile - Correlations with Strains, Binary Toxin and Disease Severity: A Prospective Cohort Study.

Tschudin-Sutter S, Braissant O, Erb S, Stranden A, Bonkat G, Frei R, Widmer AF.

PLoS One. 2016 Sep 6;11(9):e0161711. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0161711. eCollection 2016.


Personalized prescription feedback to reduce antibiotic overuse in primary care: rationale and design of a nationwide pragmatic randomized trial.

Hemkens LG, Saccilotto R, Reyes SL, Glinz D, Zumbrunn T, Grolimund O, Gloy V, Raatz H, Widmer A, Zeller A, Bucher HC.

BMC Infect Dis. 2016 Aug 17;16:421. doi: 10.1186/s12879-016-1739-0.


What's new in skin antisepsis for short-term intravascular catheters: new data to address old problems?

Mimoz O, Chopra V, Widmer A.

Intensive Care Med. 2016 Dec;42(12):2043-2045. doi: 10.1007/s00134-016-4490-5. Epub 2016 Aug 11. No abstract available.


The authors reply.

Osthoff M, Sidler JA, Widmer AF.

Crit Care Med. 2016 Aug;44(8):e774-5. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000001897. No abstract available.


Sequencing of the genus Arabidopsis identifies a complex history of nonbifurcating speciation and abundant trans-specific polymorphism.

Novikova PY, Hohmann N, Nizhynska V, Tsuchimatsu T, Ali J, Muir G, Guggisberg A, Paape T, Schmid K, Fedorenko OM, Holm S, Säll T, Schlötterer C, Marhold K, Widmer A, Sese J, Shimizu KK, Weigel D, Krämer U, Koch MA, Nordborg M.

Nat Genet. 2016 Sep;48(9):1077-82. doi: 10.1038/ng.3617. Epub 2016 Jul 18.

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