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Kuenzli, Andrea B.; Burri, Silvie; Casanova, Carlo; Sommerstein, Rami; Buetti, Niccolo; Seth-Smith, Helena Mb; Bodmer, Thomas; Egli, Adrian; Marschall, Jonas (2020). Successful Management of a Clostridioides difficile Ribotype 027 Outbreak with a Lean Intervention Bundle. (In Press). The journal of hospital infection Elsevier 10.1016/j.jhin.2020.07.034

Sommerstein, Rami; Fux, Christoph Andreas; Vuichard-Gysin, Danielle; Abbas, Mohamed; Marschall, Jonas; Balmelli, Carlo; Troillet, Nicolas; Harbarth, Stephan; Schlegel, Matthias; Widmer, Andreas (2020). Risk of SARS-CoV-2 transmission by aerosols, the rational use of masks, and protection of healthcare workers from COVID-19. Antimicrobial resistance and infection control, 9(1), p. 100. BioMed Central 10.1186/s13756-020-00763-0

Sommerstein, Rami; Kochen, Michael M; Messerli, Franz H.; Gräni, Christoph (2020). Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Do Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors/Angiotensin Receptor Blockers Have a Biphasic Effect? Journal of the American Heart Association, 9(7), e016509. American Heart Association 10.1161/JAHA.120.016509

Sommerstein, Rami; Hasse, Barbara; Widmer, Andreas F (2020). Invasive Mycobacterium chimaera Infections and Heater-Cooler Devices in Cardiac Surgery. Emerging infectious diseases, 26(3), pp. 632-633. U.S. National Center for Infectious Diseases 10.3201/eid2603.191818

Hasse, Barbara; Hannan, Margaret; Keller, Peter M.; Maurer, Florian P; Sommerstein, Rami; Mertz, Dominik; Wagner, Dirk; Fernández-Hidalgo, Nuria; Nomura, Jim; Manfrin, Vinicio; Bettex, Dominique; Conte, Antonio Hernandez; Durante-Mangoni, Emanuele; Hing-Cheung Tang, Tommy; Stuart, Rhonda L; Lundgren, Jens; Gordon, Steve; Jarashow, M Claire; Schreiber, Peter W; Niemann, Stefan; ... (2020). International Society of Cardiovascular Infectious Diseases Guidelines for the Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention of Disseminated Mycobacterium chimaera Infection Following Cardiac Surgery with Cardiopulmonary Bypass. The journal of hospital infection, 104(2), pp. 214-235. Elsevier 10.1016/j.jhin.2019.10.009


Sommerstein, Rami; Atkinson, Andrew; Kuster, Stefan P; Thurneysen, Maurus; Genoni, Michele; Troillet, Nicolas; Marschall, Jonas; Widmer, Andreas F (2019). Antimicrobial prophylaxis and the prevention of surgical site infection in cardiac surgery: an analysis of 21 007 patients in Switzerland†. European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery, 56(4), pp. 800-806. Oxford University Press 10.1093/ejcts/ezz039

Sommerstein, Rami; Castro Lopes Azevedo, Tiago; Gfeller-Aerschmann, Christina; Hobi, Fabienne; Egger, Martin; Marschall, Jonas (2019). Droplet precautions on site instead of single room isolation for respiratory tract infections. Infection control and hospital epidemiology, 40(8), pp. 939-942. Cambridge University Press 10.1017/ice.2019.142

Sommerstein, Rami; Marschall, Jonas; Kuster, Stefan P; Troillet, Nicolas; Carrel, Thierry; Eckstein, Friedrich S; Widmer, Andreas F (2019). Cardiovascular daytime varying effect in cardiac surgery on surgical site infections and 1-year mortality: A prospective cohort study with 22,305 patients. Infection control and hospital epidemiology, 40(6), pp. 727-728. Cambridge University Press 10.1017/ice.2019.89

Seth-Smith, Helena M B; Casanova, Carlo; Sommerstein, Rami; Meinel, Dominik M; Abdelbary, Mohamed M H; Blanc, Dominique S; Droz, Sara; Führer, Urs; Lienhard, Reto; Lang, Claudia; Dubuis, Olivier; Schlegel, Matthias; Widmer, Andreas; Keller, Peter Markus; Marschall, Jonas; Egli, Adrian (2019). Phenotypic and Genomic Analyses of Burkholderia stabilis Clinical Contamination, Switzerland. Emerging infectious diseases, 25(6), pp. 1084-1092. U.S. National Center for Infectious Diseases 10.3201/eid2506.172119

Sommerstein, Rami; Kottanattu, Lisa; Marschall, Jonas (2019). Laterality of a short-term peripheral intravenous catheter does not affect complications or patient satisfaction: a subanalysis of the One Million Global Peripheral Intravenous Catheter Study. Infection control and hospital epidemiology, 40(1), pp. 117-118. Cambridge University Press 10.1017/ice.2018.291

Sommerstein, Rami; Merz, Tobias M.; Berger, Sabine; Krämer, Julia G.; Marschall, Jonas; Hilty, Markus (2019). Patterns in the longitudinal oropharyngeal microbiome evolution related to ventilator-associated pneumonia. Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control, 8, p. 81. BioMed Central 10.1186/s13756-019-0530-6

Casanova, Carlo; Lo Priore, Elia; Egli, Adrian; Seth-Smith, Helena M B; Räber, Lorenz; Ott, Daniel; Pflüger, Valentin; Droz, Sara Christine; Marschall, Jonas; Sommerstein, Rami (2019). Agrobacterium spp. nosocomial outbreak assessment using rapid MALDI-TOF MS based typing, confirmed by whole genome sequencing. Antimicrobial resistance and infection control, 8, p. 171. BioMed Central 10.1186/s13756-019-0619-y


Buetti, Niccolò Ivo Marco-Aurelio; Lo Priore, Elia Francesco; Sommerstein, Rami; Atkinson, Andrew; Kronenberg, Andreas Oskar; Marschall, Jonas (2018). Epidemiology of subsequent bloodstream infections in the ICU. Critical care, 22(1), p. 259. BioMed Central 10.1186/s13054-018-2148-0

Metsini, Aliki; Vázquez, Miriam; Sommerstein, Rami; Marschall, Jonas; Voide, Cathy; Troillet, Nicolas; Gardiol, Céline; Pittet, Didier; Zingg, Walter (2018). Point prevalence of healthcare-associated infections and antibiotic use in three large Swiss acute-care hospitals. Swiss medical weekly, 148, w14617. EMH Schweizerischer Ärzteverlag 10.4414/smw.2018.14617

Sommerstein, Rami; Merz, Tobias; Jakob, Stephan; Takala, Jukka; Marschall, Jonas (2018). Decontamination of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenator Devices With an Intensified Disinfection Protocol: How Strict Is Too Strict? Infection control and hospital epidemiology, 39(3), pp. 366-367. Cambridge University Press 10.1017/ice.2017.283

Sommerstein, Rami; Hasse, Barbara; Marschall, Jonas; Sax, Hugo; Genoni, Michele; Schlegel, Matthias; Widmer, Andreas F (2018). Global Health Estimate of Invasive Mycobacterium chimaera Infections Associated with Heater-Cooler Devices in Cardiac Surgery. Emerging infectious diseases, 24(3), pp. 576-578. U.S. National Center for Infectious Diseases 10.3201/eid2403.171554

Sommerstein, Rami; Atkinson, Andrew; Lo Priore, Elia; Kronenberg, Andreas Oskar; Marschall, Jonas (2018). Characterizing Non-linear Effects of Hospitalization Duration on Antimicrobial Resistance in Respiratory Isolates: A Retrospective Analysis of a Prospective Nationwide Surveillance System. Clinical microbiology and infection, 24(1), pp. 45-52. Elsevier 10.1016/j.cmi.2017.05.018


Jent, Philipp; Olah, Andreas; Sommerstein, Rami (2017). Third Dose of MMR Vaccine for Mumps Control. New England journal of medicine NEJM, 377(24), p. 2402. Massachusetts Medical Society MMS

Sommerstein, Rami; Führer, Urs; Lo Priore, Elia Francesco; Casanova, Carlo; Meinel, Dominik M; Seth-Smith, Helena Mb; Kronenberg, Andreas Oskar; Koch, Daniel; Senn, Laurence; Widmer, Andreas F; Egli, Adrian; Marschall, Jonas (2017). Burkholderia stabilis outbreak associated with contaminated commercially-available washing gloves, Switzerland, May 2015 to August 2016. Eurosurveillance, 22(49) European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2017.22.49.17-00213

van Ingen, Jakko; Kohl, Thomas A; Kranzer, Katharina; Hasse, Barbara; Keller, Peter M; Katarzyna Szafrańska, Anna; Hillemann, Doris; Chand, Meera; Schreiber, Peter Werner; Sommerstein, Rami; Berger, Christoph; Genoni, Michele; Rüegg, Christian; Troillet, Nicolas; Widmer, Andreas F; Becker, Sören L; Herrmann, Mathias; Eckmanns, Tim; Haller, Sebastian; Höller, Christiane; ... (2017). Global outbreak of severe Mycobacterium chimaera disease after cardiac surgery: a molecular epidemiological study. The lancet. Infectious diseases, 17(10), pp. 1033-1041. Elsevier 10.1016/S1473-3099(17)30324-9

Sommerstein, Rami; Kohler, P P; Hasse, B (2017). Global Mycobacterium chimaera outbreak: challenges for the near future. The journal of hospital infection, 96(3), pp. 207-208. Elsevier 10.1016/j.jhin.2017.05.003

Jeannet, Natalie; van den Hoogen, Bernadette G; Schefold, Joerg C.; Suter, Franziska Marta; Sommerstein, Rami (2017). Cerebrospinal Fluid Findings in an Adult with Human Metapneumovirus-Associated Encephalitis. Emerging infectious diseases, 23(2), p. 370. U.S. National Center for Infectious Diseases 10.3201/eid2302.161337

Sommerstein, Rami; Geser, Sonja; Atkinson, Andrew; Tschan, Franziska; Morgan, Daniel J; Marschall, Jonas (2017). Knowledge sharing in infection prevention in routine and outbreak situations: a survey of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America Research Network. Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control, 6(79), p. 79. BioMed Central 10.1186/s13756-017-0237-5


Sommerstein, Rami; Schreiber, Peter W; Diekema, Daniel J; Edmond, Michael B; Hasse, Barbara; Marschall, Jonas; Sax, Hugo (2016). Mycobacterium chimaera Outbreak Associated With Heater-Cooler Devices: Piecing the Puzzle Together. Infection control and hospital epidemiology, 38(1), pp. 1-6. Cambridge University Press 10.1017/ice.2016.283

Schreiber, Peter W; Kuster, Stefan P; Hasse, Barbara; Bayard, Cornelia; Rüegg, Christian; Kohler, Philipp; Keller, Peter M; Bloemberg, Guido V; Maisano, Francesco; Bettex, Dominique; Halbe, Maximilian; Sommerstein, Rami; Sax, Hugo (2016). Reemergence of Mycobacterium chimaera in Heater-Cooler Units despite Intensified Cleaning and Disinfection Protocol. Emerging infectious diseases, 22(10), pp. 1830-1833. U.S. National Center for Infectious Diseases 10.3201/eid2210.160925

Sommerstein, Rami; Ricklin, Meret E; Barbani, Maria Teresa; Marschall, Jonas; Sendi, Parham (2016). Influenza in the Emergency Department. Journal of emergency medicine, 51(6), pp. 734-735. Elsevier 10.1016/j.jemermed.2016.03.039

Sommerstein, Rami; Rüegg, Christian; Kohler, Philipp; Bloemberg, Guido; Kuster, Stefan P; Sax, Hugo (2016). Transmission of Mycobacterium chimaera from Heater-Cooler Units during Cardiac Surgery despite an Ultraclean Air Ventilation System. Emerging infectious diseases, 22(6), pp. 1008-1013. U.S. National Center for Infectious Diseases 10.3201/eid2206.160045

Sommerstein, Rami; Jenni, Hansjoerg; Carrel, Thierry; Marschall, Jonas (2016). Cardiac surgery, nosocomial infection, and the built environment. Journal of hospital infection, 93(3), pp. 240-241. Elsevier 10.1016/j.jhin.2016.03.026

Haubitz, Sebastian; Atkinson, Andrew; Kaspar, Tanja; Nydegger-Brechbühl, Doris; Eichenberger, Anne; Sommerstein, Rami; Marschall, Jonas (2016). Handrub Consumption Mirrors Hand Hygiene Compliance. Infection control and hospital epidemiology, 37(6), pp. 707-710. SLACK 10.1017/ice.2016.47

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