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Correction to: Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus meningitis after needlestick injury: a case report.

Dräger S, Marx AF, Pigny F, Cherpillod P, Eisermann P, Sendi P, Widmer AF.

Antimicrob Resist Infect Control. 2019 Aug 22;8:141. doi: 10.1186/s13756-019-0600-9. eCollection 2019.


Vaginal-perineal cultures for detecting group B streptococci and extended spectrum β-lactamase producing bacteria in pregnancy.

Huang DJ, Hösli I, Tschudin-Sutter S, Pfister T, Granado C, Müller-Borer D, Schötzau A, Frei R, Dangel M, Huhn EA, Widmer A, Vuichard-Gysin D.

Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2019 Jul 19;241:24-29. doi: 10.1016/j.ejogrb.2019.07.024. [Epub ahead of print]


Antimicrobial use in acute care hospitals: national point prevalence survey on healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial use, Switzerland, 2017.

Zingg W, Metsini A, Gardiol C, Balmelli C, Behnke M, Troillet N, Widmer A, Pittet D, On Behalf Of The Swissnoso Network.

Euro Surveill. 2019 Aug;24(33). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2019.24.33.1900015.


Control of Candida auris in healthcare institutions: Outcome of an International Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy expert meeting.

Kenters N, Kiernan M, Chowdhary A, Denning DW, Pemán J, Saris K, Schelenz S, Tartari E, Widmer A, Meis JF, Voss A.

Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2019 Aug 13. pii: S0924-8579(19)30224-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ijantimicag.2019.08.013. [Epub ahead of print]


National point prevalence survey on healthcare-associated infections in acute care hospitals, Switzerland, 2017.

Zingg W, Metsini A, Balmelli C, Neofytos D, Behnke M, Gardiol C, Widmer A, Pittet D, On Behalf Of The Swissnoso Network.

Euro Surveill. 2019 Aug;24(32). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2019.24.32.1800603.


Reply to Yoshioka et al.

Roth JA, Widmer AF.

Clin Infect Dis. 2019 Aug 12. pii: ciz751. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciz751. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.


Conservation genetics: Linking science with practice.

Holderegger R, Balkenhol N, Bolliger J, Engler JO, Gugerli F, Hochkirch A, Nowak C, Segelbacher G, Widmer A, Zachos FE.

Mol Ecol. 2019 Sep;28(17):3848-3856. doi: 10.1111/mec.15202. Epub 2019 Sep 2.


Impact of health insurance status on surgical site infection incidence: A prospective cohort study.

Duggan BT, Roth JA, Dangel M, Battegay M, Widmer AF.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2019 Sep;40(9):1063-1065. doi: 10.1017/ice.2019.195. Epub 2019 Jul 16.


Efficacy and Safety of Subcutaneous Secukinumab 150 mg with or Without Loading Regimen in Psoriatic Arthritis: Results from the FUTURE 4 Study.

Kivitz AJ, Nash P, Tahir H, Everding A, Mann H, Kaszuba A, Pellet P, Widmer A, Pricop L, Abrams K.

Rheumatol Ther. 2019 Sep;6(3):393-407. doi: 10.1007/s40744-019-0163-5. Epub 2019 Jun 21.


Early versus late onset bloodstream infection during neutropenia after high-dose chemotherapy for hematologic malignancy.

Widmer AF, Kern WV, Roth JA, Dettenkofer M, Goetting T, Bertz H, Theilacker C; Hospital Infection Surveillance System for Patients with Hematologic/Oncologic Malignancies Study Group (ONKO-KISS).

Infection. 2019 Jun 11. doi: 10.1007/s15010-019-01327-0. [Epub ahead of print]


Adaptation to local climate in multi-trait space: evidence from silver fir (Abies alba Mill.) populations across a heterogeneous environment.

Csilléry K, Ovaskainen O, Sperisen C, Buchmann N, Widmer A, Gugerli F.

Heredity (Edinb). 2019 Jun 10. doi: 10.1038/s41437-019-0240-0. [Epub ahead of print]


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 Sep;95(1):25-27. doi: 10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2019.04.010. Epub 2019 May 2.


Technology for the prevention of antimicrobial resistance and healthcare-associated infections; 2017 Geneva IPC-Think Tank (Part 2).

Zingg W, Park BJ, Storr J, Ahmad R, Tarrant C, Castro-Sanchez E, Perencevich E, Widmer A, Krause KH, Kilpatrick C, Tomczyk S, Allegranzi B, Cardo D, Pittet D; 2017 Geneva IPC-Think Tank.

Antimicrob Resist Infect Control. 2019 May 22;8:83. doi: 10.1186/s13756-019-0538-y. eCollection 2019.


Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus meningitis after needlestick injury: a case report.

Dräger S, Marx AF, Pigny F, Cherpillod P, Eisermann P, Sendi P, Widmer AF.

Antimicrob Resist Infect Control. 2019 May 20;8:77. doi: 10.1186/s13756-019-0524-4. eCollection 2019. Erratum in: Antimicrob Resist Infect Control. 2019 Aug 22;8:141.


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.


Long-term safety of secukinumab in patients with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis: integrated pooled clinical trial and post-marketing surveillance data.

Deodhar A, Mease PJ, McInnes IB, Baraliakos X, Reich K, Blauvelt A, Leonardi C, Porter B, Das Gupta A, Widmer A, Pricop L, Fox T.

Arthritis Res Ther. 2019 May 2;21(1):111. doi: 10.1186/s13075-019-1882-2.


Cardiovascular daytime varying effect in cardiac surgery on surgical site infections and 1-year mortality: A prospective cohort study with 22,305 patients.

Sommerstein R, Marschall J, Kuster SP, Troillet N, Carrel T, Eckstein FS, Widmer AF; Swissnoso.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2019 Jun;40(6):727-728. doi: 10.1017/ice.2019.89. Epub 2019 Apr 24.


Publisher Correction: Low genetic variation is associated with low mutation rate in the giant duckweed.

Xu S, Stapley J, Gablenz S, Boyer J, Appenroth KJ, Sree KS, Gershenzon J, Widmer A, Huber M.

Nat Commun. 2019 Apr 16;10(1):1857. doi: 10.1038/s41467-019-09796-5.


Low genetic variation is associated with low mutation rate in the giant duckweed.

Xu S, Stapley J, Gablenz S, Boyer J, Appenroth KJ, Sree KS, Gershenzon J, Widmer A, Huber M.

Nat Commun. 2019 Mar 20;10(1):1243. doi: 10.1038/s41467-019-09235-5. Erratum in: Nat Commun. 2019 Apr 16;10(1):1857.


Pantoprazole in Patients in the ICU.

Widmer AF.

N Engl J Med. 2019 Mar 7;380(10):984-985. doi: 10.1056/NEJMc1900206. No abstract available.


Implementation and evaluation of an algorithm for the management of scabies outbreaks.

Mueller SM, Gysin S, Schweitzer M, Schwegler S, Haeusermann P, Itin P, Bart T, Denz RS, Steffen T, Kuehl R, Widmer AF, Brandt O.

BMC Infect Dis. 2019 Feb 28;19(1):200. doi: 10.1186/s12879-019-3818-5.


Nation-wide survey of screening practices to detect carriers of multi-drug resistant organisms upon admission to Swiss healthcare institutions.

Martischang R, Buetti N, Balmelli C, Saam M, Widmer A, Harbarth S.

Antimicrob Resist Infect Control. 2019 Feb 13;8:37. doi: 10.1186/s13756-019-0479-5. eCollection 2019.


Antimicrobial prophylaxis and the prevention of surgical site infection in cardiac surgery: an analysis of 21 007 patients in Switzerland†.

Sommerstein R, Atkinson A, Kuster SP, Thurneysen M, Genoni M, Troillet N, Marschall J, Widmer AF; Swissnoso .

Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2019 Oct 1;56(4):800-806. doi: 10.1093/ejcts/ezz039.


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.


Single-dose versus 3-day cotrimoxazole prophylaxis in transurethral resection or greenlight laser vaporisation of the prostate: study protocol for a multicentre randomised placebo controlled non-inferiority trial (CITrUS trial).

Speich B, Bausch K, Roth JA, Hemkens LG, Ewald H, Vogt DR, Bruni N, Deuster S, Seifert HH, Widmer AF.

Trials. 2019 Feb 19;20(1):142. doi: 10.1186/s13063-019-3237-3.


Emergence of vancomycin-resistant enterococci in Switzerland: a nation-wide survey.

Buetti N, Wassilew N, Rion V, Senn L, Gardiol C, Widmer A, Marschall J; for Swissnoso.

Antimicrob Resist Infect Control. 2019 Jan 17;8:16. doi: 10.1186/s13756-019-0466-x. eCollection 2019.


Medical diagnoses showed low relatedness in an explorative mutual information analysis of 190,837 inpatient cases.

Roth JA, Sakoparnig T, Neubauer S, Kuenzel-Pawlik E, Gerber M, Widmer AF, Hug BL; PATREC Study Group.

J Clin Epidemiol. 2019 May;109:42-50. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2019.01.003. Epub 2019 Jan 11.


Divergence in Glucosinolate Profiles between High- and Low-Elevation Populations of Arabidopsis halleri Correspond to Variation in Field Herbivory and Herbivore Behavioral Preferences.

Buckley J, Pashalidou FG, Fischer MC, Widmer A, Mescher MC, De Moraes CM.

Int J Mol Sci. 2019 Jan 5;20(1). pii: E174. doi: 10.3390/ijms20010174.


Population genomic evidence for plant glacial survival in Scandinavia.

Westergaard KB, Zemp N, Bruederle LP, Stenøien HK, Widmer A, Fior S.

Mol Ecol. 2019 Feb;28(4):818-832. doi: 10.1111/mec.14994.


Catheter-related infections: does the spectrum of microbial causes change over time? A nationwide surveillance study.

Buetti N, Lo Priore E, Atkinson A, Widmer AF, Kronenberg A, Marschall J; Swiss Centre for Antibiotic Resistance (ANRESIS).

BMJ Open. 2018 Dec 22;8(12):e023824. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-023824.


Overall bioburden by total colony count does not predict the presence of pathogens with high clinical relevance in hospital and community environments.

Widmer FC, Frei R, Romanyuk A, Tschudin Sutter S, Widmer AF.

J Hosp Infect. 2019 Feb;101(2):240-244. doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2018.11.014. Epub 2018 Nov 27.


Ecological divergence plays an important role in strong but complex reproductive isolation in campions (Silene).

Karrenberg S, Liu X, Hallander E, Favre A, Herforth-Rahmé J, Widmer A.

Evolution. 2019 Feb;73(2):245-261. doi: 10.1111/evo.13652. Epub 2018 Dec 12.


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.


The genomic basis of adaptation to calcareous and siliceous soils in Arabidopsis lyrata.

Guggisberg A, Liu X, Suter L, Mansion G, Fischer MC, Fior S, Roumet M, Kretzschmar R, Koch MA, Widmer A.

Mol Ecol. 2018 Dec;27(24):5088-5103. doi: 10.1111/mec.14930. Epub 2018 Dec 10.


Simplifying the WHO protocol: Three steps versus six steps for performance of hand hygiene - a cluster-randomized trial.

Tschudin-Sutter S, Sepulcri D, Dangel M, Ulrich A, Frei R, Widmer AF.

Clin Infect Dis. 2018 Nov 3. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciy948. [Epub ahead of print]


Introduction to Machine Learning in Digital Healthcare Epidemiology.

Roth JA, Battegay M, Juchler F, Vogt JE, Widmer AF.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018 Dec;39(12):1457-1462. doi: 10.1017/ice.2018.265. Epub 2018 Nov 5. Review.


Transmembrane transport and stress response genes play an important role in adaptation of Arabidopsis halleri to metalliferous soils.

Sailer C, Babst-Kostecka A, Fischer MC, Zoller S, Widmer A, Vollenweider P, Gugerli F, Rellstab C.

Sci Rep. 2018 Oct 31;8(1):16085. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-33938-2.


Frequent Door Openings During Cardiac Surgery Are Associated With Increased Risk for Surgical Site Infection: A Prospective Observational Study.

Roth JA, Juchler F, Dangel M, Eckstein FS, Battegay M, Widmer AF.

Clin Infect Dis. 2019 Jul 2;69(2):290-294. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciy879.


Combination therapy for treatment of Pseudomonas aeruginosa bloodstream infections.

Tschudin-Sutter S, Fosse N, Frei R, Widmer AF.

PLoS One. 2018 Sep 20;13(9):e0203295. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0203295. eCollection 2018.


Culture of Bone Biopsy Specimens Overestimates Rate of Residual Osteomyelitis After Toe or Forefoot Amputation.

Mijuskovic B, Kuehl R, Widmer AF, Jundt G, Frei R, Gürke L, Wolff T.

J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2018 Sep 5;100(17):1448-1454. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.17.01152.


Plea for Standardized Reporting and Justification of Propensity Score Methods.

Roth JA, Juchler F, Widmer AF, Battegay M.

Clin Infect Dis. 2019 Feb 1;68(4):710-711. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciy700. No abstract available.


Costs versus earnings in colon surgery and coronary artery bypass grafting under a prospective payment system: Sufficient financial incentives to reduce surgical site infections?

Juchler F, Roth JA, Schweiger A, Dangel M, Gugliotta M, Battegay M, Eckstein FS, Kettelhack C, Abshagen C, Hug BL, Boyce JM, Widmer AF.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018 Oct;39(10):1246-1249. doi: 10.1017/ice.2018.179. Epub 2018 Aug 22.


Genomic imprinting mediates dosage compensation in a young plant XY system.

Muyle A, Zemp N, Fruchard C, Cegan R, Vrana J, Deschamps C, Tavares R, Hobza R, Picard F, Widmer A, Marais GAB.

Nat Plants. 2018 Sep;4(9):677-680. doi: 10.1038/s41477-018-0221-y. Epub 2018 Aug 13.


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.


Has adaptation occurred in males and females since separate sexes evolved in the plant Silene latifolia?

Zemp N, Widmer A, Charlesworth D.

Proc Biol Sci. 2018 Jul 25;285(1883). pii: 20172824. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2017.2824.


Variability in contact precautions to control the nosocomial spread of multi-drug resistant organisms in the endemic setting: a multinational cross-sectional survey.

Gysin DV, Cookson B, Saenz H, Dettenkofer M, Widmer AF; ESCMID Study Group for Nosocomial Infections (ESGNI).

Antimicrob Resist Infect Control. 2018 Jul 9;7:81. doi: 10.1186/s13756-018-0366-5. eCollection 2018.


Splenic abscess complicating endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography.

Haneke T, Widmer AJ, Metting A.

Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent). 2018 Apr 25;31(3):317-318. doi: 10.1080/08998280.2018.1446891. eCollection 2018 Jul.


Impact of fluoroquinolone prophylaxis during neutropenia on bloodstream infection: Data from a surveillance program in 8755 patients receiving high-dose chemotherapy for haematologic malignancies between 2009 and 2014.

Kern WV, Weber S, Dettenkofer M, Kaier K, Bertz H, Behnke M, Weisser M, Götting T, Widmer AF, Theilacker C; Hospital Infection Surveillance System for Patients with Haematologic/Oncologic Malignancies Study Group (ONKO-KISS).

J Infect. 2018 Jul;77(1):68-74. doi: 10.1016/j.jinf.2018.05.004. Epub 2018 Jun 6.


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.


Effectiveness of a Chlorhexidine Dressing on Silver-coated External Ventricular Drain-associated Colonization and Infection: A Prospective Single-blinded Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial.

Roethlisberger M, Moffa G, Fisch U, Wiggli B, Schoen S, Kelly C, Leu S, Croci D, Zumofen DW, Cueni N, Nogarth D, Schulz M, Bucher HC, Weisser-Rohacek M, Wasner MG, Widmer AF, Mariani L.

Clin Infect Dis. 2018 Nov 28;67(12):1868-1877. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciy393.


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