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Emerging anaerobic and partially acid-fast Lawsonella clevelandensis: extended characterization by antimicrobial susceptibility testing and whole genome sequencing.

Goldenberger D, Naegele M, Steffens D, Eichenberger R, Egli A, Seth Smith HM.

Clin Microbiol Infect. 2019 Jul 12. pii: S1198-743X(19)30397-0. doi: 10.1016/j.cmi.2019.07.008. [Epub ahead of print]


Complete Genome Assembly of an Auritidibacter ignavus Isolate Obtained from an Ear Infection in Switzerland and a Comparison to Global Isolates.

Seth-Smith HMB, Goldenberger D, Bernard KA, Bernier AM, Egli A.

Microbiol Resour Announc. 2019 Jul 11;8(28). pii: e00291-19. doi: 10.1128/MRA.00291-19.

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Pharmacodynamics of daptomycin when prescribed in combination with other antibiotics for treatment of enterococcal bacteremia.

Avery LM, Kuti JL, Weisser M, Egli A, Rybak MJ, Zasowski EJ, Arias CA, Contreras GA, Chong PP, Aitken SL, DiPippo AJ, Wang JT, Britt NS, Nicolau DP.

Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2019 Jul 5. pii: S0924-8579(19)30182-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ijantimicag.2019.07.002. [Epub ahead of print]


Prosthetic valve endocarditis caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa with variable antibacterial resistance profiles: a diagnostic challenge.

Gürtler N, Osthoff M, Rueter F, Wüthrich D, Zimmerli L, Egli A, Bassetti S.

BMC Infect Dis. 2019 Jun 17;19(1):530. doi: 10.1186/s12879-019-4164-3.


Influence of a resin-based blood culture medium on the time to clearance of methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infection - A retrospective cohort study.

Gürtler N, Denz A, Egli A, Widmer AF, Osthoff M.

Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2019 May 2. pii: S0732-8893(19)30083-5. doi: 10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2019.04.010. [Epub ahead of print]


Effect of 2000 IU compared with 800 IU vitamin D on cognitive performance among adults age 60 years and older: a randomized controlled trial.

Schietzel S, Fischer K, Brugger P, Orav EJ, Renerts K, Gagesch M, Freystaetter G, Stähelin HB, Egli A, Bischoff-Ferrari HA.

Am J Clin Nutr. 2019 Jun 1. pii: nqz081. doi: 10.1093/ajcn/nqz081. [Epub ahead of print]


Phenotypic and Genomic Analyses of Burkholderia stabilis Clinical Contamination, Switzerland.

Seth-Smith HMB, Casanova C, Sommerstein R, Meinel DM, Abdelbary MMH, Blanc DS, Droz S, Führer U, Lienhard R, Lang C, Dubuis O, Schlegel M, Widmer A, Keller PM, Marschall J, Egli A.

Emerg Infect Dis. 2019 Jun;25(6):1084-1092. doi: 10.3201/eid2506.172119.


Antigen Extraction and B Cell Activation Enable Identification of Rare Membrane Antigen Specific Human B Cells.

Zimmermann M, Rose N, Lindner JM, Kim H, Gonçalves AR, Callegari I, Syedbasha M, Kaufmann L, Egli A, Lindberg RLP, Kappos L, Traggiai E, Sanderson NSR, Derfuss T.

Front Immunol. 2019 Apr 16;10:829. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2019.00829. eCollection 2019.


First clinical case of KPC-3-producing Klebsiella michiganensis in Europe.

Seiffert SN, Wüthrich D, Gerth Y, Egli A, Kohler P, Nolte O.

New Microbes New Infect. 2019 Feb 23;29:100516. doi: 10.1016/j.nmni.2019.100516. eCollection 2019 May.


Timeline of functional recovery after hip fracture in seniors aged 65 and older: a prospective observational analysis.

Fischer K, Trombik M, Freystätter G, Egli A, Theiler R, Bischoff-Ferrari HA.

Osteoporos Int. 2019 Jul;30(7):1371-1381. doi: 10.1007/s00198-019-04944-5. Epub 2019 Apr 2.


Quantitative contribution of efflux to multi-drug resistance of clinical Escherichia coli and Pseudomonas aeruginosa strains.

Cunrath O, Meinel DM, Maturana P, Fanous J, Buyck JM, Saint Auguste P, Seth-Smith HMB, Körner J, Dehio C, Trebosc V, Kemmer C, Neher R, Egli A, Bumann D.

EBioMedicine. 2019 Mar;41:479-487. doi: 10.1016/j.ebiom.2019.02.061. Epub 2019 Mar 7.


Clinical impact of the type VI secretion system on virulence of Campylobacter species during infection.

Agnetti J, Seth-Smith HMB, Ursich S, Reist J, Basler M, Nickel C, Bassetti S, Ritz N, Tschudin-Sutter S, Egli A.

BMC Infect Dis. 2019 Mar 7;19(1):237. doi: 10.1186/s12879-019-3858-x.


ESBL-colonization at ICU admission: impact on subsequent infection, carbapenem-consumption, and outcome.

Emmanuel Martinez A, Widmer A, Frei R, Pargger H, Tuchscherer D, Marsch S, Egli A, Tschudin-Sutter S.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2019 Apr;40(4):408-413. doi: 10.1017/ice.2019.5. Epub 2019 Feb 21.


Effects of a simple home exercise program and vitamin D supplementation on health-related quality of life after a hip fracture: a randomized controlled trial.

Renerts K, Fischer K, Dawson-Hughes B, Orav EJ, Freystaetter G, Simmen HP, Pape HC, Egli A, Theiler R, Bischoff-Ferrari HA.

Qual Life Res. 2019 May;28(5):1377-1386. doi: 10.1007/s11136-019-02100-4. Epub 2019 Feb 9.


Genomic characterization of inpatient evolution of MRSA resistant to daptomycin, vancomycin and ceftaroline.

Wüthrich D, Cuénod A, Hinic V, Morgenstern M, Khanna N, Egli A, Kuehl R.

J Antimicrob Chemother. 2019 Feb 5. doi: 10.1093/jac/dkz003. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.


Reply to Cheng and Chuang.

Avery LM, Kuti JL, Weisser M, Egli A, Rybak MJ, Zasowski EJ, Arias CA, Contreras GA, Chong PP, Aitken SL, DiPippo AJ, Wang JT, Britt NS, Nicolau DP.

Clin Infect Dis. 2019 Jan 30. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciz081. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.


Effect of Monthly High-Dose Vitamin D on Mental Health in Older Adults: Secondary Analysis of a RCT.

Gugger A, Marzel A, Orav EJ, Willett WC, Dawson-Hughes B, Theiler R, Freystätter G, Egli A, Bischoff-Ferrari HA.

J Am Geriatr Soc. 2019 Jun;67(6):1211-1217. doi: 10.1111/jgs.15808. Epub 2019 Feb 1.


Air-conditioner cooling towers as complex reservoirs and continuous source of Legionella pneumophila infection evidenced by a genomic analysis study in 2017, Switzerland.

Wüthrich D, Gautsch S, Spieler-Denz R, Dubuis O, Gaia V, Moran-Gilad J, Hinic V, Seth-Smith HM, Nickel CH, Tschudin-Sutter S, Bassetti S, Haenggi M, Brodmann P, Fuchs S, Egli A.

Euro Surveill. 2019 Jan;24(4). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2019.24.4.1800192.


Association of depression with malnutrition, grip strength and impaired cognitive function among senior trauma patients.

Wiegand A, Zieger A, Staiger RD, Egli A, Freystätter G, Bischoff-Ferrari HA, Chocano-Bedoya PO.

J Affect Disord. 2019 Mar 15;247:175-182. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2019.01.013. Epub 2019 Jan 15.


Evaluation of two workflows for whole genome sequencing-based typing of influenza A viruses.

Wüthrich D, Lang D, Müller NF, Neher RA, Stadler T, Egli A.

J Virol Methods. 2019 Apr;266:30-33. doi: 10.1016/j.jviromet.2019.01.009. Epub 2019 Jan 21.


Discovery and Characterization of Mycobacterium basiliense sp. nov., a Nontuberculous Mycobacterium Isolated From Human Lungs.

Seth-Smith HMB, Imkamp F, Tagini F, Cuénod A, Hömke R, Jahn K, Tschacher A, Grendelmeier P, Bättig V, Erb S, Reinhard M, Rütimann G, Borrell S, Gagneux S, Casanova C, Droz S, Osthoff M, Tamm M, Nübel U, Greub G, Keller PM, Egli A.

Front Microbiol. 2019 Jan 8;9:3184. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.03184. eCollection 2018.


Improving the quality and workflow of bacterial genome sequencing and analysis: paving the way for a Switzerland-wide molecular epidemiological surveillance platform.

Egli A, Blanc DS, Greub G, Keller PM, Lazarevic V, Lebrand A, Leib S, Neher RA, Perreten V, Ramette A, Schrenzel J, Stephan R, Wagner K, Wuethrich D, Xenarios I.

Swiss Med Wkly. 2018 Dec 15;148:w14693. doi: 10.4414/smw.2018.14693. eCollection 2018 Dec 3.


Effect of 800 IU Versus 2000 IU Vitamin D3 With or Without a Simple Home Exercise Program on Functional Recovery After Hip Fracture: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

Stemmle J, Marzel A, Chocano-Bedoya PO, Orav EJ, Dawson-Hughes B, Freystaetter G, Egli A, Theiler R, Staehelin HB, Bischoff-Ferrari HA.

J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2019 May;20(5):530-536.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2018.10.013. Epub 2018 Dec 11.


High Mortality of Non-Fournier Necrotizing Fasciitis With Enterobacteriales: Time to Rethink Classification?

Kuehl R, Tschudin-Sutter S, Siegemund M, Marsch S, Battegay M, Wetterauer C, Seifert HH, Schaefer DJ, Erb S, Egli A.

Clin Infect Dis. 2019 Jun 18;69(1):147-150. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciy1011.


Association between 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Status and Components of Body Composition and Glucose Metabolism in Older Men and Women.

Mathieu SV, Fischer K, Dawson-Hughes B, Freystaetter G, Beuschlein F, Schietzel S, Egli A, Bischoff-Ferrari HA.

Nutrients. 2018 Nov 25;10(12). pii: E1826. doi: 10.3390/nu10121826.


Basic patient characteristics predict antimicrobial resistance in E. coli from urinary tract specimens: a retrospective cohort analysis of 5246 urine samples.

Erb S, Frei R, Tschudin Sutter S, Egli A, Dangel M, Bonkat G, Widmer AF.

Swiss Med Wkly. 2018 Nov 15;148:w14660. doi: 10.4414/smw.2018.14660. eCollection 2018 Nov 5.


Effect of Monthly Vitamin D on Chronic Pain Among Community-Dwelling Seniors: A Randomized, Double-Blind Controlled Trial.

Schlögl M, Chocano-Bedoya P, Dawson-Hughes B, Orav EJ, Freystaetter G, Theiler R, Kressig RW, Egli A, Bischoff-Ferrari HA.

J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2019 Mar;20(3):356-361. doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2018.09.004. Epub 2018 Nov 3.


Pharmacodynamic Analysis of Daptomycin-Treated Enterococcal Bacteremia: It Is Time to Change the Breakpoint.

Avery LM, Kuti JL, Weisser M, Egli A, Rybak MJ, Zasowski EJ, Arias CA, Contreras GA, Chong PP, Aitken SL, DiPippo AJ, Wang JT, Britt NS, Nicolau DP.

Clin Infect Dis. 2018 Sep 5. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciy749. [Epub ahead of print]


First report of sexually transmitted multi-drug resistant Shigella sonnei infections in Switzerland, investigated by whole genome sequencing.

Hinic V, Seth-Smith H, Stöckle M, Goldenberger D, Egli A.

Swiss Med Wkly. 2018 Aug 22;148:w14645. doi: smw.2018.14645. eCollection 2018 Aug 13.


Self-associated molecular patterns mediate cancer immune evasion by engaging Siglecs on T cells.

Stanczak MA, Siddiqui SS, Trefny MP, Thommen DS, Boligan KF, von Gunten S, Tzankov A, Tietze L, Lardinois D, Heinzelmann-Schwarz V, von Bergwelt-Baildon M, Zhang W, Lenz HJ, Han Y, Amos CI, Syedbasha M, Egli A, Stenner F, Speiser DE, Varki A, Zippelius A, Läubli H.

J Clin Invest. 2018 Nov 1;128(11):4912-4923. doi: 10.1172/JCI120612. Epub 2018 Sep 24.


Risk factors for colistin-resistant Enterobacteriaceae in a low-endemicity setting for carbapenem resistance - a matched case-control study.

Büchler AC, Gehringer C, Widmer AF, Egli A, Tschudin-Sutter S.

Euro Surveill. 2018 Jul;23(30). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2018.23.30.1700777.


Outbreak of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium clone ST796, Switzerland, December 2017 to April 2018.

Wassilew N, Seth-Smith HM, Rolli E, Fietze Y, Casanova C, Führer U, Egli A, Marschall J, Buetti N.

Euro Surveill. 2018 Jul;23(29). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2018.23.29.1800351. Erratum in: Euro Surveill. 2018 Jul;23(30):.


Antibiotic resistance in Swiss nursing homes: analysis of National Surveillance Data over an 11-year period between 2007 and 2017.

Kohler P, Fulchini R, Albrich WC, Egli A, Balmelli C, Harbarth S, Héquet D, Kahlert CR, Kuster SP, Petignat C, Schlegel M, Kronenberg A.

Antimicrob Resist Infect Control. 2018 Jul 20;7:88. doi: 10.1186/s13756-018-0378-1. eCollection 2018.


Recovery after unilateral knee replacement due to severe osteoarthritis and progression in the contralateral knee: a randomised clinical trial comparing daily 2000 IU versus 800 IU vitamin D.

Bischoff-Ferrari HA, Orav EJ, Egli A, Dawson-Hughes B, Fischer K, Staehelin HB, Rizzoli R, Hodler J, von Eckardstein A, Freystaetter G, Meyer U, Guggi T, Burckhardt P, Schietzel S, Chocano-Bedoya P, Theiler R, Willett WC, Felson D.

RMD Open. 2018 Jul 9;4(2):e000678. doi: 10.1136/rmdopen-2018-000678. eCollection 2018.


A contemporary case series of Fournier's gangrene at a Swiss tertiary care center-can scoring systems accurately predict mortality and morbidity?

Wetterauer C, Ebbing J, Halla A, Kuehl R, Erb S, Egli A, Schaefer DJ, Seifert HH.

World J Emerg Surg. 2018 Jun 22;13:25. doi: 10.1186/s13017-018-0187-0. eCollection 2018.


Which Method of Fall Ascertainment Captures the Most Falls in Prefrail and Frail Seniors?

Teister CJ, Chocano-Bedoya PO, Orav EJ, Dawson-Hughes B, Meyer U, Meyer OW, Freystaetter G, Gagesch M, Rizzoli R, Egli A, Theiler R, Kanis JA, Bischoff-Ferrari HA.

Am J Epidemiol. 2018 Oct 1;187(10):2243-2251. doi: 10.1093/aje/kwy113.


Genetic characterization of Shiga toxin producing Escherichia coli belonging to the emerging hybrid pathotype O80:H2 isolated from humans 2010-2017 in Switzerland.

Nüesch-Inderbinen M, Cernela N, Wüthrich D, Egli A, Stephan R.

Int J Med Microbiol. 2018 Jul;308(5):534-538. doi: 10.1016/j.ijmm.2018.05.007. Epub 2018 Jun 1.


Different Types of Heater-Cooler Units and Their Risk of Transmission of Mycobacterium chimaera During Open-Heart Surgery: Clues From Device Design.

Kuehl R, Banderet F, Egli A, Keller PM, Frei R, Döbele T, Eckstein F, Widmer AF.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018 Jul;39(7):834-840. doi: 10.1017/ice.2018.102. Epub 2018 May 28.


Draft Genome Sequences of Enterococcus mundtii Strains Isolated from Beef Slaughterhouses in Kenya.

Wambui J, Stevens M, Njage PMK, Wüthrich D, Egli A, Stephan R, Tasara T.

Genome Announc. 2018 May 24;6(21). pii: e00446-18. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00446-18.


Influenza vaccination of cancer patients during PD-1 blockade induces serological protection but may raise the risk for immune-related adverse events.

Läubli H, Balmelli C, Kaufmann L, Stanczak M, Syedbasha M, Vogt D, Hertig A, Müller B, Gautschi O, Stenner F, Zippelius A, Egli A, Rothschild SI.

J Immunother Cancer. 2018 May 22;6(1):40. doi: 10.1186/s40425-018-0353-7.


Modulation of bacterial metabolism by the microenvironment controls MAIT cell stimulation.

Schmaler M, Colone A, Spagnuolo J, Zimmermann M, Lepore M, Kalinichenko A, Bhatia S, Cottier F, Rutishauser T, Pavelka N, Egli A, Azzali E, Pieroni M, Costantino G, Hruz P, Sauer U, Mori L, De Libero G.

Mucosal Immunol. 2018 Jul;11(4):1060-1070. doi: 10.1038/s41385-018-0020-9. Epub 2018 May 9.


Interprofessional Education Perceptions of Dental Assisting and Radiologic Technology Students Following a Live Patient Experience.

Reddington AR, Egli AJ, Schmuck HM.

J Dent Educ. 2018 May;82(5):462-468. doi: 10.21815/JDE.018.051.


Time-dependent differences in management and microbiology of orthopaedic internal fixation-associated infections: an observational prospective study with 229 patients.

Kuehl R, Tschudin-Sutter S, Morgenstern M, Dangel M, Egli A, Nowakowski A, Suhm N, Theilacker C, Widmer AF.

Clin Microbiol Infect. 2019 Jan;25(1):76-81. doi: 10.1016/j.cmi.2018.03.040. Epub 2018 Apr 10.


IFNΛ3/4 locus polymorphisms and IFNΛ3 circulating levels are associated with COPD severity and outcomes.

Egli A, Mandal J, Schumann DM, Roth M, Thomas B, Lorne Tyrrell D, Blasi F, Kostikas K, Boersma W, Milenkovic B, Lacoma A, Rentsch K, Rohde GGU, Louis R, Aerts JG, Welte T, Torres A, Tamm M, Stolz D.

BMC Pulm Med. 2018 Mar 21;18(1):51. doi: 10.1186/s12890-018-0616-6.


LILRB1 polymorphisms influence posttransplant HCMV susceptibility and ligand interactions.

Yu K, Davidson CL, Wójtowicz A, Lisboa L, Wang T, Airo AM, Villard J, Buratto J, Sandalova T, Achour A, Humar A, Boggian K, Cusini A, van Delden C, Egli A, Manuel O, Mueller N, Bochud PY; Swiss Transplant Cohort Study, Burshtyn DN.

J Clin Invest. 2018 Apr 2;128(4):1523-1537. doi: 10.1172/JCI96174. Epub 2018 Mar 12.


Transmission of ESBL-producing Enterobacteriaceae and their mobile genetic elements-identification of sources by whole genome sequencing: study protocol for an observational study in Switzerland.

Stadler T, Meinel D, Aguilar-Bultet L, Huisman JS, Schindler R, Egli A, Seth-Smith HMB, Eichenberger L, Brodmann P, Hübner P, Bagutti C, Tschudin-Sutter S.

BMJ Open. 2018 Feb 17;8(2):e021823. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-021823.


Gut microbiota modulate T cell trafficking into human colorectal cancer.

Cremonesi E, Governa V, Garzon JFG, Mele V, Amicarella F, Muraro MG, Trella E, Galati-Fournier V, Oertli D, Däster SR, Droeser RA, Weixler B, Bolli M, Rosso R, Nitsche U, Khanna N, Egli A, Keck S, Slotta-Huspenina J, Terracciano LM, Zajac P, Spagnoli GC, Eppenberger-Castori S, Janssen KP, Borsig L, Iezzi G.

Gut. 2018 Nov;67(11):1984-1994. doi: 10.1136/gutjnl-2016-313498. Epub 2018 Feb 6.


A cluster of multidrug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis among patients arriving in Europe from the Horn of Africa: a molecular epidemiological study.

Walker TM, Merker M, Knoblauch AM, Helbling P, Schoch OD, van der Werf MJ, Kranzer K, Fiebig L, Kröger S, Haas W, Hoffmann H, Indra A, Egli A, Cirillo DM, Robert J, Rogers TR, Groenheit R, Mengshoel AT, Mathys V, Haanperä M, Soolingen DV, Niemann S, Böttger EC, Keller PM; MDR-TB Cluster Consortium.

Lancet Infect Dis. 2018 Apr;18(4):431-440. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(18)30004-5. Epub 2018 Jan 8. Erratum in: Lancet Infect Dis. 2018 Jan 10;:.


An Optimized Hemagglutination Inhibition (HI) Assay to Quantify Influenza-specific Antibody Titers.

Kaufmann L, Syedbasha M, Vogt D, Hollenstein Y, Hartmann J, Linnik JE, Egli A.

J Vis Exp. 2017 Dec 1;(130). doi: 10.3791/55833.


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.

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