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2022

Bächli, Magi; Sommerstein, Rami; Casanova, Carlo; Droz, Sara; Küffer, Marianne; Marschall, Jonas (2022). Meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus Contact Screening Strategy in a Low Prevalence Setting; a Nested Case-Control Study. Infection prevention in practice, 4(2), p. 100211. Elsevier 10.1016/j.infpip.2022.100211

Salazar-Vizcaya, Luisa; Atkinson, Andrew; Kronenberg, Andreas; Plüss-Suard, Catherine; Kouyos, Roger D; Kachalov, Viacheslav; Troillet, Nicolas; Marschall, Jonas; Sommerstein, Rami (2022). The impact of public health interventions on the future prevalence of ESBL-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae: a population based mathematical modelling study. BMC infectious diseases, 22(1), p. 487. BioMed Central 10.1186/s12879-022-07441-z

Balmer, Lisa; Seth-Smith, Helena M B; Egli, Adrian; Casanova, Carlo; Kronenberg, Andreas Oskar; Schrenzel, Jacques; Marschall, Jonas; Sommerstein, Rami (2022). Agrobacterium species bacteraemia, Switzerland, 2008 to 2019: a molecular epidemiological study. Antimicrobial resistance and infection control, 11(1), p. 47. BioMed Central 10.1186/s13756-022-01086-y

Vuichard-Gysin, Danielle; Sommerstein, Rami; Kronenberg, Andreas; Buetti, Niccolò; Eder, Marcus; Piezzi, Vanja; Gardiol, Céline; Schlegel, Matthias; Harbarth, Stephan; Widmer, Andreas (2022). High adherence to national IPC guidelines as key to sustainable VRE control in Swiss hospitals: a cross-sectional survey. Antimicrobial resistance and infection control, 11(1), p. 19. BioMed Central 10.1186/s13756-022-01051-9

Fröhlich, Georg Marcus; De Kraker, Marlieke E A; Abbas, Mohamed; Keiser, Olivia; Thiabaud, Amaury; Roelens, Maroussia; Cusini, Alexia; Flury, Domenica; Schreiber, Peter W; Buettcher, Michael; Corti, Natascia; Vuichard-Gysin, Danielle; Troillet, Nicolas; Sauser, Julien; Gaudenz, Roman; Damonti, Lauro; Balmelli, Carlo; Iten, Anne; Widmer, Andreas; Harbarth, Stephan; ... (2022). Hospital outcomes of community-acquired COVID-19 versus influenza: Insights from the Swiss hospital-based surveillance of influenza and COVID-19. Eurosurveillance, 27(1) European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2022.27.1.2001848

Birrer, Michèle; Perrig, Martin; Hobi, Fabienne; Gfeller, Christina; Atkinson, Andrew; Egger, Martin; Bartholdi, Corinne; Aujesky, Drahomir; Marschall, Jonas; Sommerstein, Rami (2022). Droplet precautions on-site (DroPS) during the influenza season 2018/2019: a possible alternative to single room isolation for respiratory viral infections. Antimicrobial resistance and infection control, 11(1), p. 2. BioMed Central 10.1186/s13756-021-01038-y

2021

Sommerstein, Rami; Atkinson, Andrew; Kuster, Stefan P; Vuichard-Gysin, Danielle; Harbarth, Stephan; Troillet, Nicolas; Widmer, Andreas F (2021). Association Between Antimicrobial Prophylaxis With Double-Dose Cefuroxime and Surgical Site Infections in Patients Weighing 80 kg or More. JAMA Network Open, 4(12), e2138926. American Medical Association 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.38926

Buetti, Niccolò; Marschall, Jonas; Timsit, Jean-François; Atkinson, Andrew; Kronenberg, Andreas; Sommerstein, Rami (2021). Distribution of pathogens and antimicrobial resistance in bacteremia according to hospitalization duration: A nationwide surveillance study in Switzerland. Clinical microbiology and infection, 27(12), pp. 1820-1825. Elsevier 10.1016/j.cmi.2021.04.025

Roelens, Maroussia; Martin, Alexis; Friker, Brian; Maximiano Sousa, Filipe; Thiabaud, Amaury; Vidondo, Beatriz Teresa; Buchter, Valentin; Gardiol, Céline; Vonlanthen, Jasmin; Balmelli, Carlo; Battegay, Manuel; Berger, Christoph; Buettcher, Michael; Cusini, Alexia; Flury, Domenica; Heininger, Ulrich; Niederer-Loher, Anita; Riedel, Thomas; Schreiber, Peter W; Sommerstein, Rami; ... (2021). Evolution of COVID-19 mortality over time: results from the Swiss hospital surveillance system (CH-SUR). Swiss medical weekly, 151, w30105. EMH Schweizerischer Ärzteverlag 10.4414/smw.2021.w30105

Wolffers, Oliver; Faltys, Martin; Thomann, Janos; Jakob, Stephan M.; Marschall, Jonas; Merz, Tobias M.; Sommerstein, Rami (2021). An automated retrospective VAE-surveillance tool for future quality improvement studies. Scientific reports, 11(1), p. 22264. Springer Nature 10.1038/s41598-021-01402-3

Sommerstein, Rami; Damonti, Lauro; Marschall, Jonas; Harbarth, Stephan; Gasser, Michael; Kronenberg, Andreas; Buetti, Niccolò (2021). Distribution of pathogens and antimicrobial resistance in ICU-bloodstream infections during hospitalization: a nationwide surveillance study. Scientific reports, 11(1), p. 16876. Springer Nature 10.1038/s41598-021-95873-z

Maximiano Sousa, Filipe; Roelens, Maroussia; Friker, Brian; Thiabaud, Amaury; Iten, Anne; Cusini, Alexia; Flury, Domenica; Buettcher, Michael; Zukol, Franziska; Balmelli, Carlo; Zimmermann, Petra; Troillet, Nicolas; Vuichard-Gysin, Danielle; Schreiber, Peter W; Bernhard-Stirnemann, Sara; Tschudin-Sutter, Sarah; Nussbaumer-Ochsner, Yvonne; Sommerstein, Rami; Gaudenz, Roman; Marschall, Jonas; ... (2021). Risk factors for severe outcomes for COVID-19 patients hospitalised in Switzerland during the first pandemic wave, February to August 2020: prospective observational cohort study. Swiss medical weekly, 151(w20547), w20547. EMH Media 10.4414/smw.2021.20547

Metsini, Aliki; Widmer, Andreas; Zingg, Walter; Gardiol, Céline; Vuichard-Gysin, Danielle; Eder, Marcus; Maag, Judith; Schlegel, Matthias; Marschall, Jonas; Harbarth, Stephan; Sommerstein, Rami (2021). Evaluation of existing and desired measures to monitor, prevent and control healthcare-associated infections in Swiss hospitals. Swiss medical weekly, 151(w20516), w20516. EMH Schweizerischer Ärzteverlag 10.4414/smw.2021.20516

Seth-Smith, Helena M B; Biggel, Michael; Roloff, Tim; Hinic, Vladimira; Bodmer, Thomas; Risch, Martin; Casanova, Carlo; Widmer, Andreas; Sommerstein, Rami; Marschall, Jonas; Tschudin-Sutter, Sarah; Egli, Adrian (2021). Transition From PCR-Ribotyping to Whole Genome Sequencing Based Typing of Clostridioides difficile. Frontiers in cellular and infection microbiology, 11, p. 681518. Frontiers 10.3389/fcimb.2021.681518

Moret, Fabienne; Marschall, Jonas; Atkinson, Andrew; Farag, Sarah; Zimmerli, Stefan; Pabst, Thomas; Sommerstein, Rami (2021). Characteristics of respiratory virus infections in autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation patients, a prospective study, Bern, Switzerland, 2015-2017. Infectious diseases, 53(4), pp. 274-280. Taylor & Francis 10.1080/23744235.2021.1871642

Kachalov, Viacheslav N; Nguyen, Huyen; Balakrishna, Suraj; Salazar-Vizcaya, Luisa; Sommerstein, Rami; Kuster, Stefan P; Hauser, Anthony; Abel Zur Wiesch, Pia; Klein, Eili; Kouyos, Roger D (2021). Identifying the drivers of multidrug-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae at a European level. PLoS computational biology, 17(1), e1008446. Public Library of Science 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1008446

Damonti, Lauro; Kronenberg, Andreas; Marschall, Jonas; Jent, Philipp; Sommerstein, Rami; De Kraker, Marlieke E. A.; Harbarth, Stephan; Gasser, Michael; Buetti, Niccolò (2021). The effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the epidemiology of positive blood cultures in Swiss intensive care units: a nationwide surveillance study. Critical care, 25(1), p. 403. BioMed Central 10.1186/s13054-021-03814-z

2020

Sommerstein, Rami; Marschall, Jonas; Atkinson, Andrew; Surbek, Daniel; Dominguez-Bello, Maria Gloria; Troillet, Nicolas; Widmer, Andreas F (2020). Antimicrobial prophylaxis administration after umbilical cord clamping in cesarean section and the risk of surgical site infection: a cohort study with 55,901 patients. Antimicrobial resistance and infection control, 9(1), p. 201. BioMed Central 10.1186/s13756-020-00860-0

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. The journal of hospital infection, 106(2), pp. 240-245. Elsevier 10.1016/j.jhin.2020.07.034

Büchler, A C; Sommerstein, Rami; Dangel, M; Tschudin-Sutter, S; Vogel, M; Widmer, A F (2020). Impact of an infection control service in a university psychiatric hospital: significantly lowering healthcare-associated infections during 18 years of surveillance. The journal of hospital infection, 106(2), pp. 343-347. Elsevier 10.1016/j.jhin.2020.07.018

Vuichard-Gysin, Danielle; Sommerstein, Rami; Martischang, Romain; Harbarth, Stephan; Kuster, Stefan P; Senn, Laurence; Widmer, Andreas (2020). Candida auris - recommendations on infection prevention and control measures in Switzerland. Swiss medical weekly, 150(w20297), w20297. EMH Schweizerischer Ärzteverlag 10.4414/smw.2020.20297

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

2019

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

2018

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

2017

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

2016

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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