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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.


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.


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]


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 Feb 22. pii: ezz039. doi: 10.1093/ejcts/ezz039. [Epub ahead of print]


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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, Norèn T, O'Driscoll J, Coia J, Gastmeier P, von Müller L, Wilcox MH, Widmer AF; Committee.

Clin Microbiol Infect. 2018 Oct;24(10):1051-1054. doi: 10.1016/j.cmi.2018.02.020. Epub 2018 Mar 2. Review.


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.


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 May;24(5):483-492. doi: 10.1016/j.cmi.2018.01.027. Epub 2018 Feb 7. 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.


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. 2018 Apr 3;66(8):1319-1320. doi: 10.1093/cid/cix984. 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 20;147:w14512. doi: 10.4414/smw.2017.14512. eCollection 2017.


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 Sep 30;147:w14508. doi: 10.4414/smw.2017.14508. eCollection 2017.


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 10;147:w14482. doi: 10.4414/smw.2017.14482. eCollection 2017.


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. Erratum in: Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2017 Nov;38(11):1389.


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.


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.


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