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Grundmann H, Donker T, Hengel H, Bürkle H, Hammer T, Wenz F, Kern W: Universelles Aufnahmescreening: Eintragungsrisiko beurteilen. Dtsch Arztebl 2020; 117(35-36): A-1610 / B-1378. Online

Niendorf S, Ebner W, Mas Marques A, Sibylle Bierbaum S, Babikir R, Huzly D, Maaßen S, Grundmann H, Panning M: Rotavirus outbreak among adults in a university hospital in Germany. J Clin Virol. 2020 Aug;129:104532.doi: 10.1016/j.jcv.2020.104532. Epub 2020 Jul 2. PubMed

Rieg S, Busch HJ, Hans F, Grundmann H, Biever P, Bürkle H, Hammer T, Thimme R, Kern W: COVID-19-Response - Strategies of the Task-Force Coronavirus and experiences upon implementation in the management of 115 cases at the University Medical Center Freiburg. Dtsch Med Wochenschr. 2020 Apr 28. doi: 10.1055/a-1147-6244. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed

Eigenbrod T, Reuter S, Gross A, Kocer K, Günther F, Zimmermann S, Heeg K, Mutters NT; Nurjadi D: Molecular characterization of carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii using WGS revealed missed transmission events in Germany from 2012-15. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2019 Dec 1;74(12):3473-3480. doi: 10.1093/jac/dkz360. PubMed

Zhou K, Xiao T, David S, Wang Q, Zhou Y, Guo L, Aanensen D, Holt KE, Thomson NR, Grundmann H, Shen P, Xiao Y: Novel Subclone of Carbapenem-Resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae Sequence Type 11 with Enhanced Virulence and Transmissibility, China. Emerg Infect Dis. 2020 Feb;26(2):289-297. doi: 10.3201/eid2602.190594. PubMed

Snyman Y, Whitelaw AC, Reuter S, Dramowski A, Maloba MRB, Newton-Foot M: Clonal expansion of colistin-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii isolates in Cape Town, South Africa. Int J Infect Dis. 2020 Feb;91:94-100. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2019.11.021. Epub 2019 Nov 22. PubMed


Kern WV, Roth JA, Bertz H, Götting T, Dettenkofer M, Widmer AF, Theilacker C; Hospital Infection Surveillance System for Patients with Hematologic/Oncologic Malignancies Study Group (ONKO-KISS). Contribution of specific pathogens to bloodstream infection mortality in neutropenic patients with hematologic malignancies: Results from a multicentric surveillance cohort study. Transpl Infect Dis. 2019 Dec;21(6):e13186. doi: 10.1111/tid.13186. Epub 2019 Nov 1. PubMed

Kaier K, Heister T, Götting T, Wolkewitz M, Mutters NT: Measuring the in-hospital costs of Pseudomonas aeruginosa pneumonia: methodology and results from a German teaching hospital. BMC Infect Dis. 2019 Dec 3;19(1):1028. doi: 10.1186/s12879-019-4660-5. PubMed

De Rosa A, Mutters NT, Mastroianni CM, Kaiser SJ, Günther F: Distribution of carbapenem resistance mechanisms in clinical isolates of XDR Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Eur J Clin Microbiol, 2019; 38 (8) (online): 1547-1552. PubMed

Falcone M, Paul M, Yahav D, Orlando G, Tiseo G, Prendki V, Güerri-Fernández R, Gavazzi G, Mutters NT, Cookson B, Tinelli Marco M, Study Group for Infections in the Elderly (ESGIE).: Antimicrobial consumption and impact of antimicrobial stewardship programmes in long-term care facilities. Clin Microbiol Infec, 2019; 25 (5): 562-569. Online

Heister T, Wolkewitz M, Hehn P, Wolff J, Dettenkofer M, Grundmann H, Kaier K: Costs of hospital-acquired Clostridium difficile infections: an analysis on the effect of time-dependent exposures using routine and surveillance data Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation, 2019; 17 (online): 16. Online

Mischnik A, Wermer G, Brender J, Mutters NT: Enterokokken mit speziellen Resistenzen - Epidemiologie, Hygiene und Therapie Deut Med Wochenschr, 2019; 144 (08): 553-560.  PDF-Online

Tacconelli E, Buhl M, Humphreys H, Malek V, Presterl E, Rodriguez-Baño J, Vos MC, Zingg W, Mutters NT: Analysis of the challenges in implementing guidelines to prevent the spread of multidrug-resistant gram-negatives in Europe. Bmj Open, 2019; 9 (5). online

Tacconelli E, Cataldo MA, Mutters NT, Carrara E, Bartoloni A, Raglio A, Cauda R, Mantengoli E, Luzzaro F, Pan A, Beccara LA, Pecile P, Tinelli M, Rossolini GM: Role of place of acquisition and inappropriate empirical antibiotic therapy on the outcome of extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae infections. Int J Antimicrob Agents, 2019; 54 (1): 49-54. online

Falcone M, Paul M, Yahav D, Orlando G, Tiseo G, Prendki V, Güerri-Fernández R, Gavazzi G, Mutters NT, Cookson B, Tinelli Marco M, Study Group for Infections in the Elderly (ESGIE).: Antimicrobial consumption and impact of antimicrobial stewardship programmes in long-term care facilities Clin Microbiol Infec, 2019; 25 (5): 562-569. Online

Tacconelli E, Mazzaferri F, de Smet AM, Bragantini D, Eggimann P, Huttner BD, Kuijper EJ, Lucet JC, Mutters NT, Sanguinetti M, Schwaber MJ, Souli M, Torre-Cisneros J, Price JR, Rodríguez-Baño J: ESCMID-EUCIC clinical guidelines on decolonization of multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria carriers. Clin Microbiol Infec, 2019; 25 (7): 807-817. online

Mischnik A, Wermer G, Brender J, Mutters NT: Enterokokken mit speziellen Resistenzen - Epidemiologie, Hygiene und Therapie Deut Med Wochenschr, 2019; 144 (08): 553-560. Online

Rossen JW, Dombrecht J, Vanfleteren D, De Bruyne K, van Belkum A, Rosema S, Lokate M, Bathoorn E, Reuter S, Grundmann H, Ertel J, Higgins PG, Seifert H: Epidemiological Typing of Serratia marcescens Isolates by Whole-Genome Multilocus Sequence Typing J Clin Microbiol, 2019; 57 (4). Online

Toleman MS, Reuter S, Jamrozy D, Wilson HJ, Blane B, Harrison EM, Coll F, Hope RJ, Kearns A, Parkhill J, Peacock SJ, Török ME: Prospective genomic surveillance of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) associated with bloodstream infection, England, 1 October 2012 to 30 September 2013 Eurosurveillance, 2019; 24 (4). Online

Wozniak A, Rapacka-Zdonczyk A, Mutters NT, Grinholc M: Antimicrobials Are a Photodynamic Inactivation Adjuvant for the Eradication of Extensively Drug-Resistant Acinetobacter baumannii Front Microbiol, 2019; 10. Online

Wozniak A, Rapacka-Zdonczyk A, Mutters NT, Grinholc M1.: Antimicrobials Are a Photodynamic Inactivation Adjuvant for the Eradication of Extensively Drug-Resistant Acinetobacter baumannii. Front Microbiol, 2019; 10 (online). Online


Chen Y, Yang Y, Liu L, Qiu G, Han X, Tian S, Zhao J, Chen F, Grundmann H, Li H, Sun J, Han L: High prevalence and clonal dissemination of OXA-72-producing Acinetobacter baumannii in a Chinese hospital: a cross sectional study. Bmc Infect Dis, 2018; 18 (1) (online): 491. Online

Clack L, Zingg W, Saint S, Casillas A, Touveneau S, da Liberdade Jantarada F, Willi U, van der Kooi T, Damschroder L, Forman JH, Harrod M, Krein S, Pittet D, Sax H, PROHIBIT Consortium.: Implementing infection prevention practices across European hospitals: an in-depth qualitative assessment. Bmj Qual Saf, 2018; 10: 771-780. Online

Engler-Hüsch S, Heister T, Mutters NT, Wolff J, Kaier K: In-hospital costs of community-acquired colonization with multidrug-resistant organisms at a German teaching hospital Bmc Health Serv Res, 2018; 18 (online): 737. Online

Hansen S, Schwab F, Gastmeier P, Zingg W, PROHIBIT study group.: Association of national and hospital factors to hospitals' alcohol-based handrub consumption in Europe: results of the European PROHIBIT study. Clin Microbiol Infec, 2018; 24 (7) (online): 778.e1--778.6. Online

Hansen S, Schwab F, Zingg W, Gastmeier P, The Prohibit Study Group: Process and outcome indicators for infection control and prevention in European acute care hospitals in 2011 to 2012 – Results of the PROHIBIT study separator Eurosurveillance, 2018; 23 (online). Online

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).: 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 J Infection, 2018; 77: 68-74. Online

Kooi van der T, Sax H, Pittet D, Dissel van J, Benthem van B, Walder B, Cartier V, Clack L, de Greeff S, Wolkewitz M, Hieke S, Boshuizen H, van de Kassteele J, Van den Abeele A, Boo TW, Diab-Elschahawi M, Dumpis U, Ghita C, FitzGerald S, Lejko T, Leleu K, Martinez MP, Paniara O, Patyi M, Schab P, Raglio A, Szilágyi E, Ziętkiewicz M, Wu AW, Grundmann H, Zingg W, PROHIBIT consortium.: Prevention of hospital infections by intervention and training (PROHIBIT): results of a pan-European cluster-randomized multicentre study to reduce central venous catheter-related bloodstream infections. Intens Care Med, 2018; 44 (1): 48-60. Online

Moradigaravand M, Gouliouris T, Ludden C, Reuter S, Jamrozy D, Blane B, Naydenova P, Judge K, Aliyu S.H., Hadjirin N.F., Holmes M.A., Török E, Brown N, Parkhill J, Peacock S: Genomic survey of Clostridium difficile reservoirs in the East of England implicates environmental contamination of wastewater treatment plants by clinical lineages. Microbial Genomics, 2018. pubmed/29498619

Mutters NT, De Angelis G, Restuccia G, Di Muzio F, Schouten J, Hulscher M, Antonelli M, Tacconelli E: Use of evidence-based recommendations in an antibiotic care bundle for the intensive care unit. Int J Antimicrob Ag, 2018; 51 (1): 65-70. pubmed/28705675

Mutters NT, Mampel A, Kropidlowski R, Biehler K, Günther F, Bălu I, Malek V, Frank U: Treating urinary tract infections due to MDR E. coli with Isothiocyanates - a phytotherapeutic alternative to antibiotics? Fitoterapia, 2018; 129: 237-240. Online

Salm F, Ernsting C, Kuhlmey A, Kanzler M, Gastmeier P, Gellert P: Antibiotic use, knowledge and health literacy among the general population in Berlin, Germany and its surrounding rural areas. Plos One, 2018. Online


Chen Y, Shan X, Zhao J, Han X, Tian S, Chen F, Su X, Sun Y, Huang L, Grundmann H, Wang H, Han L: Predicting nosocomial lower respiratory tract infections by a risk index based system. Sci Rep-uk, 2017; 7.  pubmed/29162852

Donker T, Reuter S, Scriberras J, Reynolds R, Brown NM, Török ME, James R, Network EOEMR, Aanensen DM, Bentley SD, Holden MTG, Parkhill J, Spratt BG, Peacock SJ, Feil EJ, Grundmann H: Population genetic structuring of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus clone EMRSA-15 within UK reflects patient referral patterns. Microbial Genomics, 2017; 3 (7). pubmed/29026654

Esteban-Cantos A, Aracil B, Bautista V, Ortega A, Lara N, Saez D, Fernández-Romero S, Pérez-Vázquez M, Navarro F, Grundmann H, Campos J, Oteo J, EuSCAPE-Spain Network: The Carbapenemase-Producing Klebsiella pneumoniae Population Is Distinct and More Clonal than the Carbapenem-Susceptible Population. Antimicrob Agents Ch, 2017; 61 (4): 2-4.  pubmed/28137818

Grundmann H, Glasner C, Albiger B, Aanensen DM, Tomlinson CT, Andrasević AT, Cantón R, Carmeli Y, Friedrich AW, Giske CG, Glupczynski Y, Gniadkowski M, Livermore DM, Nordmann P, Poirel L, Rossolini GM, Seifert H, Vatopoulos A, Walsh T, Woodford N, Monnet DL, European Survey of Carbapenemase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae (EuSCAPE) Working Group.: Occurrence of carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae and Escherichia coli in the European survey of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (EuSCAPE): a prospective, multinational study. Lancet Infect Dis, 2017; 17 (2). pubmed/27866944

Pichler C, Büchsel M, Rossen JW, Vavra M, Reuter S, Kern WV, Thimme R, Mischnik A: First report of invasive liver abscess syndrome with endophthalmitis caused by a K2 serotype ST2398 hypervirulent Klebsiella pneumoniae in Germany, 2016. New Microbes and New Infections, 2017; 17: 77-80. Online

Sabat AJ, Hermelijn SM, Akkerboom V, Juliana A, Degener JE, Grundmann H, Friedrich AW: Complete-genome sequencing elucidates outbreak dynamics of CA-MRSA USA300 (ST8-spa t008) in an academic hospital of Paramaribo, Republic of Suriname. Sci Rep-uk, 2017. Online

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 *: Global outbreak of severe Mycobacterium chimaera disease after cardiac surgery: a molecular epidemiological study. Lancet Infect Dis, 2017; 17 (10): 1033-1041. Online


Aanensen DM, Feil EJ, Holden MT, Dordel J, Yeats CA, Fedosejev A, Goater R, Castillo-Ramírez S, Corander J, Colijn C, Chlebowicz MA, Schouls L, Heck M, Pluister G, Ruimy R, Kahlmeter G, Åhman J, Matuschek E, Friedrich AW, Parkhill J, Bentley SD, Spratt BG, Grundmann H, European SRL Working Group.: Whole-Genome Sequencing for Routine Pathogen Surveillance in Public Health: a Population Snapshot of Invasive Staphylococcus aureus in Europe. Mbio, 2016; 7 (3). Online

Dettenkofer M, Humphreys H Saenz H, Carlet J, Hanberger H, Ruef C, Widmer A, Wolkewitz M, Cookson B: Key priorities in the prevention and control of healthcare-associated infection: a survey of European and other international infection prevention experts. Infection, 2016; 44 (6): 719-724. pubmed/27225779

Götting T, Klassen S, Jonas D, Benk Ch, Serr A, Wagner D, Ebner W: Heater-cooler units: contamination of crucial devices in cardiothoracic surgery. J Hosp Infect, 2016; 93 (3): 223-228. pubmed/27101883

Yan X, Li Z, Chlebowicz MA, Tao X, Ni M, Hu Y, Li Z Grundmann H, Murray S, Pascoe B, Sheppard SK, Bo X, Dijl JM, Du P, Zhang M, You Y, Yu X, Meng F, Wang S, Zhang J: Genetic features of livestock-associated Staphylococcus aureus ST9 isolates from Chinese pigs that carry the lsa(E) gene for quinupristin/dalfopristin resistance. Int J Med Microbiol, 2016; 306 (8): 722-726. pubmed/27528592


Conrad A, Grotejohann B, Schmoor C, Cosic D, Dettenkofer M: Safety and tolerability of virucidal hand rubs: a randomized, double-blind, cross-over trial with healthy volunteers. Antimicrob Resist Infect Control, 2015; 4 (online). pubmed/26448861

Zingg W, Holmes A, Dettenkofer M, Goetting T, Secci F, Clack L, Allegranzi B, Magiorakos AP, Pittet D; for the systematic review evidence-based guidance on organization of hospital infection control programmes (SIGHT) study group.: Hospital organisation, management, and structure for prevention of health-care-associated infection: a systematic review and expert consensus. Lancet Infect Dis, 2015; 15 (2): 212-224.  pubmed/25467650


Borg MA, Hulscher M, Scicluna EA, Richards J, Azanowsky JM, Xuereb D, Huis A, Moro ML, Maltezou HC, Frank U: Prevention of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections in European hospitals: moving beyond policies. J Hosp Infect, 2014; 87 (4): 203-11. pubmed/24973016

Kaier K, Lambert ML, Frank UK, Vach W, Wolkewitz M, Tacconelli E, Rello J, Theuretzbacher U, Martin M: Impact of availability of guidelines and active surveillance in reducing the incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia in Europe and worldwide. Bmc Infect Dis, 2014; 14 (online): 199. pubmed/24725914

Martin M, Zingg W, Knoll E, Wilson C, Dettenkofer M, PROHIBIT study group.: National European guidelines for the prevention of Clostridium difficile infection: a systematic qualitative review. Journal of Hospital Infection, 2014; 87 (4): 212-219. pubmed/24957805

Mutters N, Hägele U, Hagenfeld D, Hellwig E, Frank U: Compliance with infection control practices in a university hospital dental clinic. GMS Hyg Infect Control, 2014 (online). pubmed/25285262

Wolkewitz M, Barnett AG, Palomar Martinez M, Frank U, Schumacher M, IMPLEMENT Study Group.: Interventions to control nosocomial infections: study designs and statistical issues. J Hosp Infect, 2014; 86 (2): 77-82. pubmed/24286854


Conrad A, Biehler D, Nobis T, Richter H, Engels I, Biehler K, Frank U: Broad spectrum antibacterial activity of a mixture of isothiocyanates from nasturtium (Tropaeoli majoris herba) and horseradish (Armoraciae rusticanae radix). Drug Res (Stuttg)., 2013; 63 (62): 65-8. pubmed/23447075

Hieke S, Bertz H, Dettenkofer M, Schumacher M, Beyersmann J: Initially fewer bloodstream infections for allogeneic vs. autologous stem-cell transplants in neutropenic patients. Epidemiol Infect, 2013; 141 (1): 158-164. pubmed/22394546

Kaier K: The impact of pricing and patent expiration on demand for pharmaceuticals: an examination of the use of broad-spectrum antimicrobials. Health Econ Policy L, 2013; 8 (1): 7-20. online

Martin M, Dettenkofer M: Nationale Leitlinien zur Prävention nosokomialer Infektionen in Europa - Leitlinien oder Leidlinien?. Krankenhaushygiene up2date, 2013; 8: 37-47. online

Martin M, Zingg W, Hansen S, Gastmeier P, Wu AW, Pittet D, Dettenkofer M, PROHIBIT study group.: Public reporting of healthcare-associated infection data in Europe. What are the views of infection prevention opinion leaders?. J Hosp Infect, 2013; 83 (2): 94-98. pubmed/23273963


Casetti F, Bartelke S, Biehler K, Augustin M, Schempp CM, Frank U: Antimicrobial activity against bacteria with dermatological relevance and skin tolerance of the essential oil from Coriandrum sativum L. fruits. Phytother Res, 2012; 26 (3): 420-424. pubmed/21815228

Kaier, K, Mutters, N.T., Frank, U: Bed occupancy rates and hospital-acquired infections - Should beds be kept empty?. Clin Microbiol Infec, 2012; 18 (10): 941-45. pubmed/22757765

Kaier K: Economic implications of the dynamic relationship between antibiotic use and hospital-acquired infections. Value Health, 2012; 15: 87-93. pubmed/22264976

Kaier K: Economic modeling of the persistence of antimicrobial resistance Nat Resour Model, 2012; 25 (2): 388-42. Kaier K, Moog S: Economic consequences of the demography of MRSA patients and the impact of broad-spectrum antimicrobials. Applied Health Economics and Health Policy, 2012; 10 (4): 227-234. pubmed/22612645

Kaier K, Wilson C, Hulscher M, Wollersheim H, Huis A, Borg M, Scicluna E, Lambert M.-L., Palomar M, Tacconelli E, de Angelis G, Schumacher M, Wolkewitz M, Kleissle E.-M, Frank U: Implementing strategic bundles for infection prevention and management. Infection, 2012; 40: 225-228. pubmed/21877178

Luft D, Lemmen S, Geipel U, Meerbach D, Scheithauer S, Jäger M, Eckmann C, Dettenkofer M: Infection control in the operating room: preventive measures and isolation precautions in cases of multidrug resistant pathogen. Zbl Chir, 2012; 137 (3): 284-292. pubmed/21667444

Martin M, Kern W, Dettenkofer M: Clostridium difficile - state of the art. Intensivmedizin up2date, 2012; 8: 81-89. online

Martin M, Winterfeld I, Kramme E, Ewert I, Sedemund-Adib B, Mattner F: Ausbruch mit Burkholderia-cepacia-Komplex durch kontaminierte Mundspüllösung. Anaesthesist, 2012; 61: 25-29. online


Conrad A, Dettenkofer M, Widmer A: Kontrolle von Methicillin-resistenten Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Klinikarzt, 2011; 40 (3): 126-132.

Dettenkofer M, Ammon A, Astagneau P, Dancer SJ, Gastmeier P, Harbarth S, Humphreys H, Kern WV, Lyytikäinen O, Sax H, Voss A, Widmer AF: Infection control- a European research perspective for the next decade. J Hosp Infect, 2011; 77 (1): 7-10. pubmed/21145620

Janecki A, Conrad A, Engels I, Frank U, Kolodziej H: Evaluation of an aqueous-ethanolic extract from Pelargonium sidoides (EPs® 7630) for its activity against group A-streptococci adhesion to human HEp-2 epithelial cells. J Ethnopharmacol, 2011; 133: 147-152. pubmed/20883767

Kaier K, Frank U, Meyer E: Economic incentives for the (over-)prescription of broad-spectrum antimicrobials in German ambulatory care. J Antimicrob Chemoth, 2011; 66: 1656-8. pubmed/21493647

Kaier K, Luft D, Dettenkofer M, Kist M, Frank U: Correlations between bed occupancy rates and Clostridium difficile infections: a time series analysis. Epidemiol Infect, 2011; 139 (3): 482-485. pubmed/20513253

Kampf G, Dettenkofer M: Desinfektionsmaßnahmen im häuslichen Umfeld - was macht wirklich Sinn? Hygiene & Medizin, 2011; 36 (1): 8-11. online

Meyer E, Schwab F, Schroeren-Boersch B Gastmeier P: Increasing consumption of MRSA-active drugs without increasing MRSA in German ICUs. Intens Care Med, 2011; 37: 1628-32. pubmed/21858520

Meyer E, Ziegler R, Mattner F, Schwab F, Gastmeier P, Martin M: Increase of patients co-colonised or co-infected with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium or extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae. Infection, 2011; 39: 501-6. pubmed/21710119

Ness T, Kern WV, Frank U, Reinhard T: Postoperative nosocomial endophthalmitis: is perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis advisable? A single centre's experience. J Hosp Infect, 2011; 78 (2): 138-142. pubmed/21450368

Wolkewitz M, Frank U, Philips G, Schumacher M, Davey P, BURDEN Study Group: Mortality associated with in-hospital bacteraemia caused by Staphylococcus aureus: a multistate analysis with follow-up beyond hospital discharge. J Antimicrob Chemoth, 2011; 66 (2): 381-386. pubmed/21098543


Luft D, Dettenkofer M: Transmission of multidrug-resistant bacteria in ambulatory settings. Internist, 2010; 51: 136-141. pubmed/19997895

Luft D, Schmoor C, Wilson C, Widmer AF, Bertz H, Frei R, Heim D, Dettenkofer M: Central venous catheter-associated bloodstream infection and colonisation of insertion site and catheter tip. What are the rates and risk factors in haematology patients?. Ann Hematol, 2010; 89: 1265-1275.  pubmed/20532506

Meyer E, Schwab F, Pollitt A, Bettolo W, Schroeren-Boersch B, Trautmann M: Impact of a Change in Antibiotic Prophylaxis on Total Antibiotic Use in a Surgical Intensive Care Unit. Infection, 2010; 38: 19-24. pubmed/19904488

Meyer E, Schwab F, Schroeren-Boersch B, Gastmeier P: Dramatic increase of third-generation cephalosporin-resistant E.coli in German intensive care units: secular trends in antibiotic drug use and bacterial resistance, 2001 to 2008. Crit Care, 2010; 14: 2-9. pubmed/20546564

Kaier K, Frank U: Measuring the externality of antibacterial use from promoting antimicrobial resistance. Pharmacoeconomics, 2010; 28: 1123-8. pubmed/21108531

Kaier K, Frank U, Conrad A, Meyer E: Seasonal and ascending trends in the incidence of carriage of extended-spectrum ß-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli and Klebsiella species in 2 German hospitals. Infect Cont Hosp Ep, 2010; 31: 1154-9. pubmed/20849274

Kaier K, Meyer E, Dettenkofer M, Frank U: Epidemiology meets econometrics: using time-series analysis to obaerve the impact of bed occupancy rates on the spread of multidrug-resistant bacteria. J Hosp Infect, 2010; 76 (2): 108-113. pubmed/20599296

Grambauer N, Schumacher M, Dettenkofer M, Beyersmann J: Incidence densities in a competing events analysis. Am J Epidemiol, 2010; 172: 1077-1084. pubmed/20817786

Dettenkofer M, Wilson C, Gratwohl A, Schmoor C, Bertz H, Frei R, Heim D, Luft D, Schulz S, Widmer AF: Skin disinfection with octenidine dihydrochloride for central venous catheter site care: a double-blind, randomised, controlled trial. Clin Microbiol Infec, 2010; 16 (6): 600-606. pubmed/19686276

Beyersmann J, Meerpohl J, Dettenkofer M, Wolkewitz M, Schumacher M: Risk factors disrupting mucosal integrity and subsequent vancomycin-resistant enterococcus infection. Pediatr Blood Cancer, 2010; 54 (1): 184. pubmed/19813246

Dettenkofer M, Utzolino S, Luft D, Lemmen S: Effectiveness and risks of isolation precautions in patients with MRSA and other multidrug-resistant bacteria. Zentralbl Chir. 2010 Apr;135(2):124-8. Epub 2010 Apr 8. German. pubmed/20379942

Kruse EB, Conrad A, Wenzler-Röttele S, Jonas D, Dettenkofer M, Wolkewitz M, Meyer E, Serr A: Extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Enterobacter cloacae in mobile dialysis units in the medical and surgical departments of a university hospital: a case-control study. J Hosp Infect. 2010 May;75(1):33-6. Epub 2010 Mar 27. pubmed/20347508

Ebner W, Schlachetzki J, Schneider C, Dettenkofer M, Langosch JM: Hand hygiene seems to be sufficient for prevention of MRSA transmission on a closed psychiatric ward. J Hosp Infect. 2010 Mar 23.[Epub ahead of print] online

Kruse EB, Dettenkofer M: Epidemiology of and preventive measures for multiresistant pathogens. Ophthalmologe. 2010 Mar 21. [Epub ahead of print] German. pubmed/20306054

Conrad A, Kaier K, Frank U, Dettenkofer M: Are short training sessions on hand hygiene effective in preventing hospital-acquired MRSA? A time-series analysis. Am J Infect Control. 2010 Mar 13. [Epub ahead of print] pubmed/20227792

Luft D, Dettenkofer M: [Transmission of multidrug-resistant bacteria in ambulatory settings.] Internist (Berl). 2010 Feb;51(2):136-41. German. pubmed/19997895


Dettenkofer M, Wilson C, Gratwohl A, Schmoor C, Bertz H, Frei R, Heim D, Luft D, Schulz S, Widmer AF: Skin disinfection with octenidine dihydrochloride for central venous catheter site care: a double-blind, randomized, controlled trial. Clin Microbiol Infect. 2009 Aug 17. [Epub ahead of print] pubmed/19686276

Kern WV, Dettenkofer M: [Nosocomial infections: MRSA und CDAD as a challenge]. Internist (Berl). 2009 Jun;50(6):691-703; quiz 704-5. Review. German. pubmed/19418034

Meyer E, Serr A, Schneider C, Utzolino S, Kern WV, Scholz R, Dettenkofer M: Should we screen patients for extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing enterobacteriaceae in intensive care units?. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2009 Jan;30(1):103-5. pubmed/19067603

Meyer E, Schuhmacher M, Ebner W, Dettenkofer M: Experimental contamination of a closed endotracheal suction system: 24 h vs 72 h. Infection. 2009 Feb;37(1):49-51. Epub 2008 Oct 30. pubmed/18974929


Gastmeier P, Sohr D, Schwab F, Behnke M, Zuschneid I, Brandt C, Dettenkofer M, Chaberny IF, Rüden H, Geffers C: Ten years of KISS: the most important requirements for success. J Hosp Infect. 2008 Oct;70 Suppl 1:11-6. pubmed/18994676

Meyer E, Conrad A, Schneider C, Serr A, Babikir R, Dettenkofer M: Burden of imported cases of infection or colonization with multidrug-resistant organisms in a German university hospital. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2008 Dec;29(12):1195-6. pubmed/19014319

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