Mühlemann, Kathrin

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Brugger, Silvio; Troxler, Lukas; Rüfenacht, Susanne; Frey, Pascal Marcel; Morand, Brigitte; Geyer, Rudolf; Mühlemann, Kathrin; Höck, Stefan; Thormann, Wolfgang; Furrer, Julien; Christen, Stephan; Hilty, Markus (2016). Polysaccharide capsule composition of pneumococcal serotype 19A subtypes: Unaltered among subtypes and independent of the nutritional environment. Infection and immunity, 84(11), pp. 3152-3160. American Society for Microbiology 10.1128/IAI.00474-16

Hauser, Christoph; Kronenberg, Andreas; Allemann, Aurélie; Mühlemann, Kathrin; Hilty, Markus (2016). Serotype/serogroup-specific antibiotic non-susceptibility of invasive and non-invasive Streptococcus pneumoniae, Switzerland, 2004 to 2014. Euro surveillance, 21(21) Institut de Veille Sanitaire 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2016.21.21.30239


Hürlimann, David; Limacher, Andreas; Schabel, Maria; Zanetti, Giorgio; Berger, Christoph; Mühlemann, Kathrin; Kronenberg, Andreas (2015). Improvement of antibiotic prescription in outpatient care: a cluster-randomized intervention study using a sentinel surveillance network of physicians. Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy, 70(2), pp. 602-608. Oxford University Press 10.1093/jac/dku394


Hilty, Markus; Wüthrich, Daniel; Salter, Susannah J; Engel, Hans Jürg; Campbell, Samuel; Sá-Leão, Raquel; de Lencastre, Hermínia; Hermans, Peter; Sadowy, Ewa; Turner, Paul; Chewapreecha, Claire; Diggle, Mathew; Pluschke, Gerd; McGee, Lesley; Eser, Ozgen Köseoğlu; Low, Donald E; Smith-Vaughan, Heidi; Endimiani, Andrea; Küffer, Marianne; Dupasquier, Mélanie; ... (2014). Global phylogenomic analysis of nonencapsulated Streptococcus pneumoniae reveals a deep-branching classic lineage that is distinct from multiple sporadic lineages. Genome biology and evolution, 6(12), pp. 3281-3294. Oxford University Press 10.1093/gbe/evu263

Schaffner, Thierry Oliver; Hinds, Jason; Gould, Katherine A; Wüthrich, Daniel; Bruggmann, Rémy; Küffer, Marianne; Mühlemann, Kathrin; Hilty, Markus; Hathaway, Lucy Jane (2014). A point mutation in cpsE renders Streptococcus pneumoniae nonencapsulated and enhances its growth, adherence and competence. BMC microbiology, 14(210), p. 210. BioMed Central 10.1186/s12866-014-0210-x

Meichtry, Jurka; Born, Rita; Küffer, Marianne; Zwahlen, Marcel; Albrich, Werner C.; Brugger, Silvio; Mühlemann, Kathrin; Hilty, Markus (2014). Serotype epidemiology of invasive pneumococcal disease in Swiss adults: A nationwide population-based study. Vaccine, 32(40), pp. 5185-5191. Elsevier 10.1016/j.vaccine.2014.07.060

Engel, Hans Jürg; Mika, Moana; Denapaite, Dalia; Hakenbeck, Regine; Mühlemann, Kathrin; Heller, Manfred; Hathaway, Lucy Jane; Hilty, Markus (2014). A low affinity penicillin-binding protein 2x is required for heteroresistance in Streptococcus pneumoniae. Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy, 58(7), pp. 3934-3941. American Society for Microbiology 10.1128/AAC.02547-14

Hathaway, Lucy J.; Bättig, Patrick; Reber, Sandra; Rotzetter, Jeannine Ursula; Aebi, Susanne; Hauser, Christoph; Heller, Manfred; Kadioglu, Aras; Mühlemann, Kathrin (2014). Streptococcus pneumoniae detects and responds to foreign bacterial peptide fragments in its environment. Open Biology, 4(130224), p. 130224. The Royal Society Publishing 10.1098/rsob.130224

Küng, Eliane; Coward, William R.; Neill, Daniel R.; Malak, Hesham A.; Mühlemann, Kathrin; Kadioglu, Aras; Hilty, Markus; Hathaway, Lucy Jane (2014). The Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Capsule and Pneumolysin Differentially Affect CXCL8 and IL-6 Release from Cells of the Upper and Lower Respiratory Tract. PLoS ONE, 9(3), e92355. Public Library of Science 10.1371/journal.pone.0092355


Garzoni, Christian; Brugger, Silvio D.; Qi, W.; Wasmer Rueff, Sarah Patricia; Cusini, Alexia; Dumont, P.; Gorgievski, Meri; Mühlemann, Kathrin; Von Garnier, Christophe; Hilty, Markus (2013). Microbial communities in the respiratory tract of patients with interstitial lung disease. Thorax, 68(12), pp. 1150-1156. BMJ Publishing Group 10.1136/thoraxjnl-2012-202917

Schuh, Sabine; Lindner, Gregor; Exadaktylos, Aristomenis K.; Mühlemann, Kathrin; Täuber, Martin G. (2013). Determinants of timely management of acute bacterial meningitis in the ED. American journal of emergency medicine, 31(7), pp. 1056-1061. Philadelphia, Pa.: W.B. Saunders 10.1016/j.ajem.2013.03.042

Kronenberg, A.; Hilty, M.; Endimiani, A.; Mühlemann, Kathrin (2013). Temporal trends of extended-spectrum cephalosporin-resistant Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates in in- and outpatients in Switzerland, 2004 to 2011. Euro surveillance, 18(21), p. 20484. Institut de Veille Sanitaire

Engel, Hansjürg; Gutiérrez-Fernández, Javier; Flückiger, Christine; Martínez-Ripoll, Martín; Mühlemann, Kathrin; Hermoso, Juan A; Hilty, Markus; Hathaway, Lucy Jane (2013). Heteroresistance to Fosfomycin Is Predominant in Streptococcus pneumoniae and Depends on the murA1 Gene. Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy, 57(6), pp. 2801-8. Washington, D.C.: American Society for Microbiology 10.1128/AAC.00223-13

Senn, L; Basset, P; Greub, G; Prod'hom, G; Frei, R; Zbinden, R; Gaia, V; Balmelli, C; Pfyffer, G E; Mühlemann, K; Zanetti, G; Blanc, D S (2013). Molecular epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Switzerland: sampling only invasive isolates does not allow a representative description of the local diversity of clones. Clinical microbiology and infection, 19(7), E288-90. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing 10.1111/1469-0691.12185

Plüss-Suard, C; Pannatier, A; Kronenberg, Andreas; Mühlemann, K; Zanetti, G (2013). Impact of antibiotic use on carbapenem resistance in Pseudomonas aeruginosa: is there a role for antibiotic diversity? Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy, 57(4), pp. 1709-13. Washington, D.C.: American Society for Microbiology 10.1128/AAC.01348-12

Hilty, Markus; Sendi, Parham; Seiffert, Salome Nadja; Droz, Sara Christine; Perreten, Vincent; Hujer, Andrea M; Bonomo, Robert A; Mühlemann, Kathrin; Endimiani, Andrea (2013). Characterisation and clinical features of Enterobacter cloacae bloodstream infections occurring at a tertiary care university hospital in Switzerland: is cefepime adequate therapy? International journal of antimicrobial agents, 41(3), pp. 236-49. Amsterdam: Elsevier 10.1016/j.ijantimicag.2012.10.022

Uçkay, Ilker; Sax, Hugo; Gayet-Ageron, Angèle; Ruef, Christian; Mühlemann, Kathrin; Troillet, Nicolas; Petignat, Christiane; Bernasconi, Enos; Balmelli, Carlo; Widmer, Andreas; Boubaker, Karim; Pittet, Didier (2013). High proportion of healthcare-associated urinary tract infection in the absence of prior exposure to urinary catheter: a cross-sectional study. Antimicrobial resistance and infection control, 2(1), p. 5. BioMed Central 10.1186/2047-2994-2-5


Mühlethaler, K; Bögli-Stuber, K; Wasmer, S; von Garnier, C; Dumont, P; Rauch, A; Mühlemann, K; Garzoni, C (2012). Quantitative PCR to diagnose Pneumocystis pneumonia in immunocompromised non-HIV patients. European respiratory journal, 39(4), pp. 971-8. Sheffield, UK: European Respiratory Society 10.1183/09031936.00095811

Zürcher, Samuel; Mooser, Catherine; Lüthi, Alexander Urs; Mühlemann, Kathrin; Barbani, Maria Teresa; Mohacsi, Paul; Garzoni, Christian; Gorgievski-Hrisoho, Meri; Schaller, André; Flatz, Lukas (2012). Sensitive and rapid detection of ganciclovir resistance by PCR based MALDI-TOF analysis. Journal of clinical virology, 54(4), pp. 359-63. Amsterdam: Elsevier 10.1016/j.jcv.2012.04.019

Hilty, Markus; Qi, Weihong; Brugger, Silvio D; Frei, Laurence; Agyeman, Philipp; Frey, Pascal M; Aebi, Suzanne; Mühlemann, Kathrin (2012). Nasopharyngeal microbiota in infants with acute otitis media. Journal of infectious diseases, 205(7), pp. 1048-55. Cary, N.C.: Oxford University Press 10.1093/infdis/jis024

Wandeler, Gilles; Gastmeier, P; Mühlemann, Kathrin (2012). Infektionskrankheiten. In: Egger, Matthias; Razum, Oliver (eds.) Public Health: Sozial- und Präventivmedizin kompakt (pp. 275-313). Berlin: De Gruyter 10.1515/9783110255416.275


Achermann, R; Suter, K; Kronenberg, A; Gyger, P; Mühlemann, K; Zimmerli, W; Bucher, H C (2011). Antibiotic use in adult outpatients in Switzerland in relation to regions, seasonality and point of care tests. Clinical microbiology and infection, 17(6), pp. 855-61. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing 10.1111/j.1469-0691.2010.03348.x

Sluijs, Koenraad F van der; Obregon, Carolina; Geiser, Thomas K; Mühlemann, Kathrin; Nicod, Laurent P (2011). Monocyte differentiation toward regulatory dendritic cells is not affected by respiratory syncytial virus-induced inflammatory mediators. American journal of respiratory cell and molecular biology, 44(5), pp. 655-64. New York, N.Y.: American Lung Association 10.1165/rcmb.2010-0136OC

Kurmann, Anita; Peter, Matthias; Tschan, Franziska; Mühlemann, Kathrin; Candinas, Daniel; Beldi, Guido (2011). Adverse effect of noise in the operating theatre on surgical-site infection. British journal of surgery, 98(7), pp. 1021-1025. Bristol, UK: John Wright & Sons 10.1002/bjs.7496

Kronenberg, A; Koenig, S; Droz, S; Mühlemann, K (2011). Active surveillance of antibiotic resistance prevalence in urinary tract and skin infections in the outpatient setting. Clinical microbiology and infection, 17(12), pp. 1845-51. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing 10.1111/j.1469-0691.2011.03519.x

Sadeghi, Christine D; Aebi, Christoph; Gorgievski-Hrisoho, Meri; Mühlemann, Kathrin; Barbani, Maria Teresa (2011). Twelve years' detection of respiratory viruses by immunofluorescence in hospitalised children: impact of the introduction of a new respiratory picornavirus assay. BMC infectious diseases, 11, p. 41. London: BioMed Central 10.1186/1471-2334-11-41

Plüss-Suard, C; Pannatier, A; Kronenberg, A; Mühlemann, K; Zanetti, G (2011). Hospital antibiotic consumption in Switzerland: comparison of a multicultural country with Europe. Journal of hospital infection, 79(2), pp. 166-71. Kidlington, UK: Elsevier 10.1016/j.jhin.2011.05.028

Gäumann, Rahel; Růžek, Daniel; Mühlemann, Kathrin; Strasser, Marc; Beuret, Christian M (2011). Phylogenetic and virulence analysis of tick-borne encephalitis virus field isolates from Switzerland. Journal of medical virology, 83(5), pp. 853-63. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley-Liss 10.1002/jmv.21993

Sax, Hugo; Uçkay, Ilker; Balmelli, Carlo; Bernasconi, Enos; Boubaker, Karim; Mühlemann, Kathrin; Ruef, Christian; Troillet, Nicolas; Widmer, Andreas; Zanetti, Giorgio; Pittet, Didier (2011). Overall burden of healthcare-associated infections among surgical patients. Results of a national study. Annals of surgery, 253(2), pp. 365-70. Hagerstown, Md.: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 10.1097/SLA.0b013e318202fda9


Berthod, D; Mühlemann, K; Oestmann, A (2010). [Right-sided lower abdominal pain and diarrhea of a young diabetic woman]. Praxis - schweizerische Rundschau für Medizin, 99(12), pp. 733-5. Bern: Huber

Brugger, Silvio D.; Frey, Pascal; Aebi, Suzanne; Hinds, Jason; Mühlemann, Kathrin (2010). Multiple colonization with S. pneumoniae before and after introduction of the seven-valent conjugated pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine. PLoS ONE, 5(7), e11638. Lawrence, Kans.: Public Library of Science 10.1371/journal.pone.0011638

Gäumann, Rahel; Mühlemann, Kathrin; Strasser, Marc; Beuret, Christian M (2010). High-throughput procedure for tick surveys of tick-borne encephalitis virus and its application in a national surveillance study in Switzerland. Applied and environmental microbiology, 76(13), pp. 4241-9. Washington, D.C.: American Society for Microbiology 10.1128/AEM.00391-10

Hanquet, Germaine; Perrocheau, Anne; Kissling, Esther; Bruhl, Daniel Levy; Tarragó, David; Stuart, James; Stefanoff, Pawel; Heuberger, Sigrid; Kriz, Paula; Vergison, Anne; de Greeff, Sabine C.; Amato-Gauci, Andrew; Celentano, Lucia Pastore; ECDC country experts for pneumococcal disease, incl.; Mühlemann, Kathrin (2010). Surveillance of invasive pneumococcal disease in 30 EU countries: Towards a European system? Vaccine, 28(23), pp. 3920-3928. Amsterdam: Elsevier 10.1016/j.vaccine.2010.03.069


Tapparel, Caroline; Cordey, Samuel; Van Belle, Sandra; Turin, Lara; Lee, Wai-Ming; Regamey, Nicolas; Meylan, Pascal; Mühlemann, Kathrin; Gobbini, Francesca; Kaiser, Laurent (2009). New molecular detection tools adapted to emerging rhinoviruses and enteroviruses. Journal of clinical microbiology, 47(6), pp. 1742-9. Washington, D.C.: American Society for Microbiology 10.1128/JCM.02339-08

Maerki, Christa; Meuter, Simone; Liebi, Mark; Mühlemann, Kathrin; Frederick, Mitchell J; Yawalkar, Nikhil; Moser, Bernhard; Wolf, Marlene (2009). Potent and broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity of CXCL14 suggests an immediate role in skin infections. Journal of immunology, 182(1), pp. 507-14. Bethesda, Md.: American Association of Immunologists

Tapparel, Caroline; Junier, Thomas; Gerlach, Daniel; Van-Belle, Sandra; Turin, Lara; Cordey, Samuel; Mühlemann, Kathrin; Regamey, Nicolas; Aubert, John-David; Soccal, Paola M; Eigenmann, Philippe; Zdobnov, Evgeny; Kaiser, Laurent (2009). New respiratory enterovirus and recombinant rhinoviruses among circulating picornaviruses. Emerging infectious diseases, 15(5), pp. 719-726. Atlanta, Ga.: U.S. National Center for Infectious Diseases 10.3201/eid1505.081286

Täuber, M G; Mühlemann, K (2009). [Antibiotic therapy in the outpatient setting: update 2009]. Praxis - schweizerische Rundschau für Medizin, 98(16), pp. 877-83. Bern: Huber

Looney, W John; Narita, Masashi; Mühlemann, Kathrin (2009). Stenotrophomonas maltophilia: an emerging opportunist human pathogen. Lancet infectious diseases, 9(5), pp. 312-23. London: Elsevier 10.1016/S1473-3099(09)70083-0

Brugger, Silvio D.; Hathaway, Lucy J; Mühlemann, Kathrin (2009). Detection of Streptococcus pneumoniae strain cocolonization in the nasopharynx. Journal of clinical microbiology, 47(6), pp. 1750-6. Washington, D.C.: American Society for Microbiology 10.1128/JCM.01877-08


Bättig, Patrick; Mühlemann, Kathrin (2008). Influence of the spxB gene on competence in Streptococcus pneumoniae. Journal of bacteriology, 190(4), pp. 1184-9. Washington, D.C.: American Society for Microbiology 10.1128/JB.01517-07

Betsch, BY; Eggli, S; Siebenrock, KA; Täuber, MG; Mühlemann, K (2008). Treatment of joint prosthesis infection in accordance with current recommendations improves outcome. Clinical infectious diseases, 46(8), pp. 1221-6. Cary, N.C.: Oxford University Press 10.1086/529436

Schneider, Michael; Mühlemann, Kathrin; Droz, Sara; Couzinet, Sabine; Casaulta, Carmen; Zimmerli, Stefan (2008). Clinical characteristics associated with isolation of small-colony variants of Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa from respiratory secretions of patients with cystic fibrosis. Journal of clinical microbiology, 46(5), pp. 1832-4. Washington, D.C.: American Society for Microbiology 10.1128/JCM.00361-08

Stebler, Ariane; Iseli, Patricia; Mühlemann, Kathrin; Bodmer, Thomas (2008). Whole-blood interferon-gamma release assay for baseline tuberculosis screening of healthcare workers at a Swiss university hospital. Infection control and hospital epidemiology, 29(7), pp. 681-3. Thorofare, N.J.: SLACK 10.1086/588587

Hviid, Anders; Rubin, Steven; Mühlemann, Kathrin (2008). Mumps. Lancet, 371(9616), pp. 932-44. London: Elsevier 10.1016/S0140-6736(08)60419-5

Bühlmann, Manuela; Bögli-Stuber, Katja; Droz, Sara; Mühlemann, Kathrin (2008). Rapid screening for carriage of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus by PCR and associated costs. Journal of clinical microbiology, 46(7), pp. 2151-4. Washington, D.C.: American Society for Microbiology 10.1128/JCM.01957-07

Evison, John; Mühlemann, Kathrin (2008). Screening for carriage of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus shortly after exposure may lead to false-negative results. Infection control and hospital epidemiology, 29(8), pp. 774-6. Thorofare, N.J.: SLACK 10.1086/589814


Evison, John; Blaser, Beat; Stauffer, Edouard; Mühlemann, Kathrin (2007). Parapharyngeal abscess by Aspergillus flavus in a neutropenic patient with myelogenous leukaemia. Mycoses, 50(3), pp. 239-41. Berlin: Wiley-Blackwell 10.1111/j.0933-7407.2006.01354.x

Morand, Brigitte; Mühlemann, Kathrin (2007). Heteroresistance to penicillin in Streptococcus pneumoniae. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America - PNAS, 104(35), pp. 14098-103. Washington, D.C.: National Academy of Sciences NAS 10.1073/pnas.0702377104

Hathaway, Lucy J; Bättig, Patrick; Mühlemann, Kathrin (2007). In vitro expression of the first capsule gene of Streptococcus pneumoniae, cpsA, is associated with serotype-specific colonization prevalence and invasiveness. Microbiology, 153(Pt 8), pp. 2465-71. Reading, UK: Society for General Microbiology 10.1099/mic.0.2006/005066-0

Bättig, Patrick; Mühlemann, Kathrin (2007). Capsule genes of Streptococcus pneumoniae influence growth in vitro. FEMS immunology and medical microbiology, 50(3), pp. 324-9. Oxford: Blackwell 10.1111/j.1574-695X.2007.00246.x

Hathaway, Lucy J; Brugger, Silvio D.; Martynova, Alina; Aebi, Suzanne; Mühlemann, Kathrin (2007). Use of the Agilent 2100 bioanalyzer for rapid and reproducible molecular typing of Streptococcus pneumoniae. Journal of clinical microbiology, 45(3), pp. 803-9. Washington, D.C.: American Society for Microbiology 10.1128/JCM.02169-06


Marschall, Jonas; Mühlemann, Kathrin (2006). Duration of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus carriage, according to risk factors for acquisition. Infection control and hospital epidemiology, 27(11), pp. 1206-12. Thorofare, N.J.: SLACK 10.1086/507917

Mühlemann, K; Uehlinger, D E; Büchi, W; Gorgievski, M; Aebi, C (2006). The prevalence of penicillin-non-susceptible Streptococcus pneumoniae among children aged < 5 years correlates with the biannual epidemic activity of respiratory syncytial virus. Clinical microbiology and infection, 12(9), pp. 873-9. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing 10.1111/j.1469-0691.2006.01472.x

Marschall, J; Dürig, P; Mühlemann, K (2006). Low prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) carriage in women from former Yugoslavia living in Switzerland. European journal of clinical microbiology & infectious diseases, 25(8), pp. 535-6. Berlin: Springer 10.1007/s10096-006-0178-z

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