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Vertical Transmission of Mycoplasma pneumoniae Infection.

Huber BM, Meyer Sauteur PM, Unger WWJ, Hasters P, Eugster MR, Brandt S, Bloemberg GV, Natalucci G, Berger C.

Neonatology. 2018;114(4):332-336. doi: 10.1159/000490610. Epub 2018 Aug 8.


Increased Pathogen Identification in Vascular Graft Infections by the Combined Use of Tissue Cultures and 16S rRNA Gene Polymerase Chain Reaction.

Ajdler-Schaeffler E, Scherrer AU, Keller PM, Anagnostopoulos A, Hofmann M, Rancic Z, Zinkernagel AS, Bloemberg GV, Hasse BK; and the VASGRA Cohort.

Front Med (Lausanne). 2018 Jun 4;5:169. doi: 10.3389/fmed.2018.00169. eCollection 2018.


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.


Evaluation of the AID carbapenemase line probe assay for rapid detection and identification of carbapenemase genes in Gram-negative bacilli.

Bloemberg GV, Braun-Kiewnick A, Tedrup J, Meijerink C, Durer E, Ritter C, Keller PM, Hombach M.

J Antimicrob Chemother. 2017 Jul 1;72(7):1948-1954. doi: 10.1093/jac/dkx100.


Reemergence of Mycobacterium chimaera in Heater-Cooler Units despite Intensified Cleaning and Disinfection Protocol.

Schreiber PW, Kuster SP, Hasse B, Bayard C, Rüegg C, Kohler P, Keller PM, Bloemberg GV, Maisano F, Bettex D, Halbe M, Sommerstein R, Sax H.

Emerg Infect Dis. 2016 Oct;22(10):1830-3. doi: 10.3201/eid2210.160925.


The Heterodimeric ABC Transporter EfrCD Mediates Multidrug Efflux in Enterococcus faecalis.

Hürlimann LM, Corradi V, Hohl M, Bloemberg GV, Tieleman DP, Seeger MA.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2016 Aug 22;60(9):5400-11. doi: 10.1128/AAC.00661-16. Print 2016 Sep.


Similar efficacy of broad-range ITS PCR and conventional fungal culture for diagnosing fungal infections in non-immunocompromised patients.

Rampini SK, Zbinden A, Speck RF, Bloemberg GV.

BMC Microbiol. 2016 Jun 28;16(1):132. doi: 10.1186/s12866-016-0752-1.


Diagnostic Molecular Mycobacteriology in Regions With Low Tuberculosis Endemicity: Combining Real-time PCR Assays for Detection of Multiple Mycobacterial Pathogens With Line Probe Assays for Identification of Resistance Mutations.

Deggim-Messmer V, Bloemberg GV, Ritter C, Voit A, Hömke R, Keller PM, Böttger EC.

EBioMedicine. 2016 Jul;9:228-237. doi: 10.1016/j.ebiom.2016.06.016. Epub 2016 Jun 14.


Improved sensitivity for meticillin resistance detection in coagulase-negative staphylococci by moxalactam antibiotic discs or a cefoxitin investigation zone.

Jost G, Bloemberg GV, Hombach M.

J Med Microbiol. 2016 Jun;65(6):566-8. doi: 10.1099/jmm.0.000243. Epub 2016 Mar 7. No abstract available.


Chronic Osteomyelitis Due to Tissierella carlieri: First Case.

Schweizer M, Bloemberg GV, Graf C, Falkowski AL, Ochsner P, Graber P, Urffer S, Goldenberger D, Hinić V, Graf S, Tarr PE.

Open Forum Infect Dis. 2016 Jan 29;3(1):ofw012. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofw012. eCollection 2016 Jan. No abstract available.


Evaluation of the Bruker MALDI Biotyper for Identification of Fastidious Gram-Negative Rods.

Schulthess B, Bloemberg GV, Zbinden A, Mouttet F, Zbinden R, Böttger EC, Hombach M.

J Clin Microbiol. 2016 Mar;54(3):543-8. doi: 10.1128/JCM.03107-15. Epub 2015 Dec 9.


Acquired Resistance to Bedaquiline and Delamanid in Therapy for Tuberculosis.

Bloemberg GV, Keller PM, Stucki D, Trauner A, Borrell S, Latshang T, Coscolla M, Rothe T, Hömke R, Ritter C, Feldmann J, Schulthess B, Gagneux S, Böttger EC.

N Engl J Med. 2015 Nov 12;373(20):1986-8. doi: 10.1056/NEJMc1505196. Erratum in: N Engl J Med. 2015 Dec 17;373(25):e29. Stuckia, David [corrected to Stucki, David].


Evaluation of the Rapidec Carba NP Test for Detection of Carbapenemases in Enterobacteriaceae.

Hombach M, von Gunten B, Castelberg C, Bloemberg GV.

J Clin Microbiol. 2015 Dec;53(12):3828-33. doi: 10.1128/JCM.02327-15. Epub 2015 Sep 30.


Determination of MIC distribution and epidemiological cutoff values for bedaquiline and delamanid in Mycobacterium tuberculosis using the MGIT 960 system equipped with TB eXiST.

Keller PM, Hömke R, Ritter C, Valsesia G, Bloemberg GV, Böttger EC.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2015 Jul;59(7):4352-5. doi: 10.1128/AAC.00614-15. Epub 2015 May 4.


Aminoglycoside-modifying enzymes determine the innate susceptibility to aminoglycoside antibiotics in rapidly growing mycobacteria.

Maurer FP, Bruderer VL, Castelberg C, Ritter C, Scherbakov D, Bloemberg GV, Böttger EC.

J Antimicrob Chemother. 2015 May;70(5):1412-9. doi: 10.1093/jac/dku550. Epub 2015 Jan 20.


A mutation associated with clofazimine and bedaquiline cross-resistance in MDR-TB following bedaquiline treatment.

Somoskovi A, Bruderer V, Hömke R, Bloemberg GV, Böttger EC.

Eur Respir J. 2015 Feb;45(2):554-7. doi: 10.1183/09031936.00142914. Epub 2014 Oct 30. No abstract available.


Evaluation of carbapenemase screening and confirmation tests with Enterobacteriaceae and development of a practical diagnostic algorithm.

Maurer FP, Castelberg C, Quiblier C, Bloemberg GV, Hombach M.

J Clin Microbiol. 2015 Jan;53(1):95-104. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01692-14. Epub 2014 Oct 29.


Postsurgical wound infections due to rapidly growing mycobacteria in Swiss medical tourists following cosmetic surgery in Latin America between 2012 and 2014.

Maurer F, Castelberg C, von Braun A, Wolfensberger A, Bloemberg G, Bottger E, Somoskovi A.

Euro Surveill. 2014 Sep 18;19(37). pii: 20905. No abstract available.


Survey of macrolide-resistant Mycoplasma pneumoniae in children with community-acquired pneumonia in Switzerland.

Meyer Sauteur PM, Bleisch B, Voit A, Maurer FP, Relly C, Berger C, Nadal D, Bloemberg GV.

Swiss Med Wkly. 2014 Sep 25;144:w14041. doi: 10.4414/smw.2014.14041. eCollection 2014. No abstract available.


Frequent detection of Streptococcus tigurinus in the human oral microbial flora by a specific 16S rRNA gene real-time TaqMan PCR.

Zbinden A, Aras F, Zbinden R, Mouttet F, Schmidlin PR, Bloemberg GV, Bostanci N.

BMC Microbiol. 2014 Aug 24;14:231. doi: 10.1186/s12866-014-0231-5.


Use of the Bruker MALDI Biotyper for identification of molds in the clinical mycology laboratory.

Schulthess B, Ledermann R, Mouttet F, Zbinden A, Bloemberg GV, Böttger EC, Hombach M.

J Clin Microbiol. 2014 Aug;52(8):2797-803. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00049-14. Epub 2014 May 21.


Lack of antimicrobial bactericidal activity in Mycobacterium abscessus.

Maurer FP, Bruderer VL, Ritter C, Castelberg C, Bloemberg GV, Böttger EC.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2014 Jul;58(7):3828-36. doi: 10.1128/AAC.02448-14. Epub 2014 Apr 21.


Evaluation of the Bruker MALDI Biotyper for identification of Gram-positive rods: development of a diagnostic algorithm for the clinical laboratory.

Schulthess B, Bloemberg GV, Zbinden R, Böttger EC, Hombach M.

J Clin Microbiol. 2014 Apr;52(4):1089-97. doi: 10.1128/JCM.02399-13. Epub 2014 Jan 22.


Evaluation of the AID TB resistance line probe assay for rapid detection of genetic alterations associated with drug resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains.

Ritter C, Lucke K, Sirgel FA, Warren RW, van Helden PD, Böttger EC, Bloemberg GV.

J Clin Microbiol. 2014 Mar;52(3):940-6. doi: 10.1128/JCM.02597-13. Epub 2014 Jan 8.


Detection of Candidatus Neoehrlichia mikurensis, Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato genospecies and Anaplasma phagocytophilum in a tick population from Austria.

Glatz M, Müllegger RR, Maurer F, Fingerle V, Achermann Y, Wilske B, Bloemberg GV.

Ticks Tick Borne Dis. 2014 Mar;5(2):139-44. doi: 10.1016/j.ttbdis.2013.10.006. Epub 2013 Dec 15.


Evaluation of the AID ESBL line probe assay for rapid detection of extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL) and KPC carbapenemase genes in Enterobacteriaceae.

Bloemberg GV, Polsfuss S, Meyer V, Böttger EC, Hombach M.

J Antimicrob Chemother. 2014 Jan;69(1):85-90. doi: 10.1093/jac/dkt345. Epub 2013 Sep 4.


Accurate identification of fastidious Gram-negative rods: integration of both conventional phenotypic methods and 16S rRNA gene analysis.

de Melo Oliveira MG, Abels S, Zbinden R, Bloemberg GV, Zbinden A.

BMC Microbiol. 2013 Jul 16;13:162. doi: 10.1186/1471-2180-13-162.


Mycoplasma pneumoniae intrathecal antibody responses in Bickerstaff brain stem encephalitis.

Meyer Sauteur PM, Relly C, Hackenberg A, Stahr N, Berger C, Bloemberg GV, Jacobs E, Nadal D.

Neuropediatrics. 2014 Feb;45(1):61-3. doi: 10.1055/s-0033-1348150. Epub 2013 Jun 21.


Consequences of revised CLSI and EUCAST guidelines for antibiotic susceptibility patterns of ESBL- and AmpC β-lactamase-producing clinical Enterobacteriaceae isolates.

Hombach M, Mouttet B, Bloemberg GV.

J Antimicrob Chemother. 2013 Sep;68(9):2092-8. doi: 10.1093/jac/dkt136. Epub 2013 Apr 30.


Evaluation of Cobas TaqMan MTB for direct detection of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex in comparison with Cobas Amplicor MTB.

Bloemberg GV, Voit A, Ritter C, Deggim V, Böttger EC.

J Clin Microbiol. 2013 Jul;51(7):2112-7. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00142-13. Epub 2013 Apr 24.


Integrating the Xpert MTB/RIF assay into a diagnostic workflow for rapid detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in a low-prevalence area.

Deggim V, Somoskovi A, Voit A, Böttger EC, Bloemberg GV.

J Clin Microbiol. 2013 Jul;51(7):2396-9. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00151-13. Epub 2013 Apr 24.


Close geographic association of human neoehrlichiosis and tick populations carrying "Candidatus Neoehrlichia mikurensis" in eastern Switzerland.

Maurer FP, Keller PM, Beuret C, Joha C, Achermann Y, Gubler J, Bircher D, Karrer U, Fehr J, Zimmerli L, Bloemberg GV.

J Clin Microbiol. 2013 Jan;51(1):169-76. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01955-12. Epub 2012 Oct 31.


Fatal outcome after heart transplantation caused by Aspergillus lentulus.

Zbinden A, Imhof A, Wilhelm MJ, Ruschitzka F, Wild P, Bloemberg GV, Mueller NJ.

Transpl Infect Dis. 2012 Oct;14(5):E60-3. doi: 10.1111/j.1399-3062.2012.00779.x. Epub 2012 Sep 19.


Acquisition of clarithromycin resistance mutations in the 23S rRNA gene of Mycobacterium abscessus in the presence of inducible erm(41).

Maurer FP, Rüegger V, Ritter C, Bloemberg GV, Böttger EC.

J Antimicrob Chemother. 2012 Nov;67(11):2606-11. doi: 10.1093/jac/dks279. Epub 2012 Jul 24.


Streptococcus tigurinus, a novel member of the Streptococcus mitis group, causes invasive infections.

Zbinden A, Mueller NJ, Tarr PE, Eich G, Schulthess B, Bahlmann AS, Keller PM, Bloemberg GV.

J Clin Microbiol. 2012 Sep;50(9):2969-73. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00849-12. Epub 2012 Jul 3.


Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus.

Thierfelder C, Keller PM, Kocher C, Gaudenz R, Hombach M, Bloemberg GV, Ruef C.

Swiss Med Wkly. 2012 May 22;142:w13540. doi: 10.4414/smw.2012.13540. eCollection 2012.


Rare human skin infection with Corynebacterium ulcerans: transmission by a domestic cat.

Corti MA, Bloemberg GV, Borelli S, Kutzner H, Eich G, Hoelzle L, Lautenschlager S.

Infection. 2012 Oct;40(5):575-8. doi: 10.1007/s15010-012-0254-5. Epub 2012 Mar 9.


Streptococcus tigurinus sp. nov., isolated from blood of patients with endocarditis, meningitis and spondylodiscitis.

Zbinden A, Mueller NJ, Tarr PE, Spröer C, Keller PM, Bloemberg GV.

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2012 Dec;62(Pt 12):2941-5. doi: 10.1099/ijs.0.038299-0. Epub 2012 Feb 21.


Evaluation of a diagnostic flow chart for detection and confirmation of extended spectrum β-lactamases (ESBL) in Enterobacteriaceae.

Polsfuss S, Bloemberg GV, Giger J, Meyer V, Böttger EC, Hombach M.

Clin Microbiol Infect. 2012 Dec;18(12):1194-204. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-0691.2011.03737.x. Epub 2012 Jan 20.


Effects of clinical breakpoint changes in CLSI guidelines 2010/2011 and EUCAST guidelines 2011 on antibiotic susceptibility test reporting of Gram-negative bacilli.

Hombach M, Bloemberg GV, Böttger EC.

J Antimicrob Chemother. 2012 Mar;67(3):622-32. doi: 10.1093/jac/dkr524. Epub 2011 Dec 13.


Comparison of static immersion and intravenous injection systems for exposure of zebrafish embryos to the natural pathogen Edwardsiella tarda.

van Soest JJ, Stockhammer OW, Ordas A, Bloemberg GV, Spaink HP, Meijer AH.

BMC Immunol. 2011 Oct 17;12:58. doi: 10.1186/1471-2172-12-58.


Broad-range 16S rRNA gene polymerase chain reaction for diagnosis of culture-negative bacterial infections.

Rampini SK, Bloemberg GV, Keller PM, Büchler AC, Dollenmaier G, Speck RF, Böttger EC.

Clin Infect Dis. 2011 Dec;53(12):1245-51. doi: 10.1093/cid/cir692. Epub 2011 Oct 5.


Detection of AmpC beta-lactamase in Escherichia coli: comparison of three phenotypic confirmation assays and genetic analysis.

Peter-Getzlaff S, Polsfuss S, Poledica M, Hombach M, Giger J, Böttger EC, Zbinden R, Bloemberg GV.

J Clin Microbiol. 2011 Aug;49(8):2924-32. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00091-11. Epub 2011 Jun 8.


Practical approach for reliable detection of AmpC beta-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae.

Polsfuss S, Bloemberg GV, Giger J, Meyer V, Böttger EC, Hombach M.

J Clin Microbiol. 2011 Aug;49(8):2798-803. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00404-11. Epub 2011 Jun 1.


Rapid molecular detection of tuberculosis.

Zbinden A, Keller PM, Bloemberg GV.

N Engl J Med. 2011 Jan 13;364(2):183; author reply 184-5. doi: 10.1056/NEJMc1011919. No abstract available.


recA-based PCR assay for accurate differentiation of Streptococcus pneumoniae from other viridans streptococci.

Zbinden A, Köhler N, Bloemberg GV.

J Clin Microbiol. 2011 Feb;49(2):523-7. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01450-10. Epub 2010 Dec 8.

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