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The successful uptake and sustainability of rapid infectious disease and antimicrobial resistance point-of-care testing requires a complex 'mix-and-match' implementation package.

Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 2019 Jun 2;38(6):1015-1022. Epub 2019 Feb 2.

Division of Infection and Pathway Medicine, Edinburgh Medical School: Biomedical Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Chancellor's Building, 49 Little France Crescent, Edinburgh, EH16 4SB, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10096-019-03492-4DOI Listing
June 2019

Zoonotic multidrug-resistant microorganisms among non-hospitalized horses from Germany.

One Health 2019 Jun 1;7:100091. Epub 2019 Apr 1.

Institute of Medical Microbiology, University Hospital Münster, Münster, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.onehlt.2019.100091DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6468158PMC
June 2019

How to accelerate antimicrobial susceptibility testing.

Clin Microbiol Infect 2019 May 2. Epub 2019 May 2.

Institute of Medical Microbiology, University Hospital Münster, Münster, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cmi.2019.04.025DOI Listing
May 2019

Analysis of the susceptibility to ceftazidime/avibactam in German MDR/XDR Pseudomonas aeruginosa comparing different methods.

Int J Antimicrob Agents 2019 May 6. Epub 2019 May 6.

Institute of Medical Microbiology, University Hospital Münster, Münster, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijantimicag.2019.05.001DOI Listing
May 2019

Bactericidal activity of bacteriophage endolysin HY-133 against Staphylococcus aureus in comparison to other antibiotics as determined by minimum bactericidal concentrations and time-kill analysis.

Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 2019 Apr 20;93(4):362-368. Epub 2018 Nov 20.

Institute of Medical Microbiology, University Hospital Münster, Münster, Germany. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2018.11.005DOI Listing
April 2019

Disseminated Bartonella henselae disease mimicking Langerhans' cell histiocytosis.

Pediatr Blood Cancer 2019 Apr 17;66(4):e27573. Epub 2018 Dec 17.

Infectious Disease Research Program, Center for Bone Marrow Transplantation, Department of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, Children's University Hospital Münster, Münster, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pbc.27573DOI Listing
April 2019

S2k guidelines for skin and soft tissue infections Excerpts from the S2k guidelines for "calculated initial parenteral treatment of bacterial infections in adults - update 2018".

J Dtsch Dermatol Ges 2019 Mar;17(3):345-369

Department of Dermatology, Venereology, and Allergology, University hospital Frankfurt, Goethe-university, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ddg.13790DOI Listing
March 2019

S2k-Leitlinie Haut- und WeichgewebeinfektionenAuszug aus "Kalkulierte parenterale Initialtherapie bakterieller Erkrankungen bei Erwachsenen - Update 2018".

J Dtsch Dermatol Ges 2019 03;17(3):345-371

Klinik für Dermatologie, Venerologie und Allergologie, Universitätsklinikum Frankfurt, Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ddg.13790_gDOI Listing
March 2019

SuperPolymyxin™ Medium for the Screening of Colistin-Resistant Gram-Negative Bacteria in Stool Samples.

Front Microbiol 2018 21;9:2809. Epub 2018 Nov 21.

Institute of Medical Microbiology, University Hospital Münster, Münster, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2018.02809DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6258816PMC
November 2018

Corrigendum to "Epidemiology and population structure of Staphylococcus aureus in various population groups from a rural and semi urban area in Gabon, Central Africa" [Acta Trop. 124 (2012) 42-47].

Acta Trop 2018 Sep 7;185:422. Epub 2018 Jun 7.

Medical Research Unit, Albert Schweitzer Hospital, PO Box 118, Lambaréné, Gabon, Germany; Institute of Tropical Medicine, University of Tübingen, Wilhelmstrasse 27, D-72074 Tübingen, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actatropica.2018.05.012DOI Listing
September 2018

Comparison of the etiological relevance of Staphylococcus haemolyticus and Staphylococcus hominis.

Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 2018 Aug 19;37(8):1539-1545. Epub 2018 May 19.

Institute for Medical Microbiology, Virology and Hygiene, University Medicine Rostock, Schillingallee 70, 18057, Rostock, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10096-018-3282-yDOI Listing
August 2018

Comparison of tigecycline susceptibility testing methods for multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii.

Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 2018 Aug 24;91(4):360-362. Epub 2018 Mar 24.

Institute of Medical Microbiology, University Hospital Münster, Domagkstr. 10, 48149 Münster, Germany. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2018.03.011DOI Listing
August 2018

The Novel Phage-Derived Antimicrobial Agent HY-133 Is Active against Livestock-Associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother 2018 07 26;62(7). Epub 2018 Jun 26.

Institute of Medical Microbiology, University Hospital of Münster, Münster, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/AAC.00385-18DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6021658PMC
July 2018

Comparative evaluation of different gradient diffusion tests for detection of azole resistance in Aspergillus fumigatus.

Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 2018 May 9;91(1):52-54. Epub 2018 Jan 9.

Institute for Medical Microbiology, University Medical Center Göttingen, Kreuzbergring 57, 37075 Göttingen, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2018.01.003DOI Listing
May 2018

Comparison of first-line and second-line terlipressin versus sole norepinephrine in fulminant ovine septic shock.

Sci Rep 2018 May 8;8(1):7105. Epub 2018 May 8.

Department of Anaesthesiology, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine, University Hospital of Muenster, Muenster, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-25570-xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5940827PMC
May 2018

Susceptibility of Clinical Staphylococcus aureus Small-Colony Variants to β-Lactam and Non-β-Lactam Antibiotics.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother 2018 04 27;62(4). Epub 2018 Mar 27.

Institute of Medical Microbiology, University Hospital Münster, Münster, Germany

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/AAC.02532-17DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5913952PMC
April 2018

Evaluation of a novel optical assay for rapid detection of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in liquid culture.

J Microbiol Methods 2018 03 1;146:68-70. Epub 2018 Feb 1.

Institute of Medical Microbiology, University Hospital Münster, Münster, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mimet.2018.01.016DOI Listing
March 2018

Direct determination of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae and Pseudomonas aeruginosa from positive blood cultures using laser scattering technology.

Int J Antimicrob Agents 2018 Feb 27;51(2):221-226. Epub 2017 Oct 27.

Institute of Medical Microbiology, University Hospital Münster, Domagkstr. 10, 48149 Münster, Germany. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijantimicag.2017.10.009DOI Listing
February 2018

Increase of zinc resistance in German human derived livestock-associated MRSA between 2000 and 2014.

Vet Microbiol 2018 Feb 26;214:7-12. Epub 2017 Nov 26.

Institute of Medical Microbiology, University Hospital of Münster, Domagkstraße 10, 48149 Münster, Germany. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vetmic.2017.11.032DOI Listing
February 2018

Molecular diagnosis of skin infections using paraffin-embedded tissue - review and interdisciplinary consensus.

J Dtsch Dermatol Ges 2018 Feb;16(2):139-147

Institute of Microbiology - Clinical Microbiology, Immunology, and Hygiene, University Medical Center and Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ddg.13438DOI Listing
February 2018

Molekulare Diagnostik von Hautinfektionen am Paraffinmaterial - Übersicht und interdisziplinärer Konsensus.

J Dtsch Dermatol Ges 2018 Feb;16(2):139-148

Mikrobiologisches Institut - Klinische Mikrobiologie, Immunologie und Hygiene, Universitätsklinikum Erlangen und Friedrich-Alexander-Universität (FAU) Erlangen-Nürnberg.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ddg.13438_gDOI Listing
February 2018

Complex in the Straw-Colored Fruit Bat () in Nigeria.

Front Microbiol 2018 13;9:162. Epub 2018 Feb 13.

Institute of Medical Microbiology, University Hospital Münster, Münster, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2018.00162DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5816944PMC
February 2018

Current Algorithms in Fungal Diagnosis in the Immunocompromised Host.

Methods Mol Biol 2017 ;1508:67-84

Department of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Infectious Disease Research Program, Center for Bone Marrow Transplantation, University Children's Hospital Münster, Münster, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-6515-1_3DOI Listing
January 2018

Defining Multidrug Resistance of Gram-Negative Bacteria in the Dutch-German Border Region-Impact of National Guidelines.

Microorganisms 2018 Jan 26;6(1). Epub 2018 Jan 26.

Department of Medical Microbiology, University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG), University of Groningen, 9713 GZ Groningen, The Netherlands.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/microorganisms6010011DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5874625PMC
January 2018

Rapid Quantification of Biofilms on Vascular Graft Surfaces.

Front Microbiol 2017 5;8:2333. Epub 2017 Dec 5.

Institute of Medical Microbiology, University Hospital Münster, Münster, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2017.02333DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5723318PMC
December 2017

Evaluation of GenoType MTBDR by Use of Extracted DNA from Formalin-Fixed Paraffin-Embedded Specimens.

J Clin Microbiol 2017 11 6;55(11):3300-3302. Epub 2017 Sep 6.

Gerhard-Domagk-Institute of Pathology, University Hospital Münster, Münster, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/JCM.01410-17DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5654916PMC
November 2017

Susceptibility of MDR Pseudomonas aeruginosa to ceftolozane/tazobactam and comparison of different susceptibility testing methods.

J Antimicrob Chemother 2017 Nov;72(11):3079-3084

Institute of Medical Microbiology, University Hospital Münster, Münster, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jac/dkx253DOI Listing
November 2017

Bacterial contamination of water samples in Gabon, 2013.

J Microbiol Immunol Infect 2017 Oct 13;50(5):718-722. Epub 2016 May 13.

Centre de Recherches Médicales de Lambaréné (CERMEL), Lambaréné, Gabon; Institute of Medical Microbiology, University Hospital Münster, Münster, Germany. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmii.2016.03.009DOI Listing
October 2017

The clinical impact of livestock-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus of the clonal complex 398 for humans.

Vet Microbiol 2017 Feb 22;200:33-38. Epub 2015 Nov 22.

Institute of Medical Microbiology, University Hospital of Münster, Münster, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vetmic.2015.11.013DOI Listing
February 2017

MRSA colonization and infection among persons with occupational livestock exposure in Europe: Prevalence, preventive options and evidence.

Vet Microbiol 2017 Feb 31;200:6-12. Epub 2015 Oct 31.

University Hospital Münster, Institute of Medical Microbiology, Domagkstr. 10, 48149 Münster, Germany,. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vetmic.2015.10.027DOI Listing
February 2017

The pathogenicity and host adaptation of livestock-associated MRSA CC398.

Vet Microbiol 2017 Feb 14;200:39-45. Epub 2016 May 14.

Institute of Medical Microbiology, University Hospital of Münster, Münster, Germany. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vetmic.2016.05.006DOI Listing
February 2017

Staphylococcus aureus from the German general population is highly diverse.

Int J Med Microbiol 2017 Jan 30;307(1):21-27. Epub 2016 Nov 30.

University Hospital Münster, Institute of Medical Microbiology, 48149 Münster, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmm.2016.11.007DOI Listing
January 2017

Implementation of short incubation MALDI-TOF MS identification from positive blood cultures in routine diagnostics and effects on empiric antimicrobial therapy.

Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 2017 14;6:12. Epub 2017 Jan 14.

Institute of Medical Microbiology, University Hospital Münster, Domagkstr. 10, 48149 Münster, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13756-017-0173-4DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5237541PMC
January 2017

Real-Time Genome Sequencing of Resistant Bacteria Provides Precision Infection Control in an Institutional Setting.

J Clin Microbiol 2016 12 24;54(12):2874-2881. Epub 2016 Aug 24.

Department of Periodontology and Restorative Dentistry, University Hospital Muenster, Muenster, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/JCM.00790-16DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5121374PMC
December 2016

A geospatial analysis of flies and the spread of antimicrobial resistant bacteria.

Int J Med Microbiol 2016 Nov 14;306(7):566-571. Epub 2016 Jun 14.

Institute of Medical Microbiology, University Hospital Münster, Domagkstr. 10, 48149 Münster, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmm.2016.06.002DOI Listing
November 2016

False non-susceptible results of tigecycline susceptibility testing against Enterobacteriaceae by an automated system: a multicentre study.

J Med Microbiol 2016 Aug 17;65(8):877-81. Epub 2016 May 17.

1​Institute of Medical Microbiology, University Hospital Münster, Domagkstr. 10, 48149 Münster, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1099/jmm.0.000281DOI Listing
August 2016

Multiplex PCR assay underreports true bloodstream infections with coagulase-negative staphylococci in hematological patients with febrile neutropenia.

Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 2016 Aug 5;85(4):413-5. Epub 2016 May 5.

Institute of Medical Microbiology, University Hospital Münster, Domagkstr. 10, 48149 Münster, Germany. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2016.04.024DOI Listing
August 2016

The culturome of the human nose habitats reveals individual bacterial fingerprint patterns.

Environ Microbiol 2016 07 5;18(7):2130-42. Epub 2015 Jun 5.

Institute of Medical Microbiology, University Hospital Münster, Münster, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1462-2920.12891DOI Listing
July 2016

Exploring the bacterial assemblages along the human nasal passage.

Environ Microbiol 2016 07;18(7):2259-71

Microbial Interactions and Processes Research Group, Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Inhoffenstr. 7, 38124, Braunschweig, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1462-2920.13378DOI Listing
July 2016

Clinical Significance and Pathogenesis of Staphylococcal Small Colony Variants in Persistent Infections.

Clin Microbiol Rev 2016 Apr;29(2):401-27

Institute of Medical Microbiology, Jena University Hospital, Jena, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/CMR.00069-15DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4786882PMC
April 2016

Identification and Susceptibility Testing From Shortly Incubated Cultures Accelerate Blood Culture Diagnostics at No Cost.

Clin Infect Dis 2016 Jan 22;62(2):268-9. Epub 2015 Sep 22.

Institute of Medical Microbiology, University Hospital Münster, Münster, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cid/civ824DOI Listing
January 2016

Missense mutations of PBP2a are associated with reduced susceptibility to ceftaroline and ceftobiprole in African MRSA.

J Antimicrob Chemother 2016 Jan 5;71(1):41-4. Epub 2015 Oct 5.

Institute of Medical Microbiology, University Hospital Münster, Münster, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jac/dkv325DOI Listing
January 2016

[Multidrug-resistant bacteria in Germany. The impact of sources outside healthcare facilities].

Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 2016 Jan;59(1):113-23

Institut für Medizinische Mikrobiologie, Universitätsklinikum Münster, 48149, Münster, Deutschland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00103-015-2261-zDOI Listing
January 2016

Important contribution of the novel locus comEB to extracellular DNA-dependent Staphylococcus lugdunensis biofilm formation.

Infect Immun 2015 Dec 28;83(12):4682-92. Epub 2015 Sep 28.

Institute of Medical Microbiology, University Hospital of Münster, Münster, Germany Interdisciplinary Center for Clinical Research (IZKF), University Hospital of Münster, Münster, Germany

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4645410PMC
December 2015

Fine-tuning recA expression in Staphylococcus aureus for antimicrobial photoinactivation: importance of photo-induced DNA damage in the photoinactivation mechanism.

Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 2015 Nov 8;99(21):9161-76. Epub 2015 Aug 8.

Laboratory of Molecular Diagnostics, Department of Biotechnology, Intercollegiate Faculty of Biotechnology, University of Gdansk and Medical University of Gdansk, Kladki 24, 80-822, Gdansk, Poland.

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November 2015

Impact of multiplex PCR on antimicrobial treatment in febrile neutropenia: a randomized controlled study.

Med Microbiol Immunol 2015 Oct 9;204(5):585-92. Epub 2015 Jan 9.

Institute of Medical Microbiology, University Hospital Münster, Domagkstr. 10, 48149, Mūnster, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00430-014-0385-7DOI Listing
October 2015

Population structure of Legionella spp. from environmental samples in Gabon, 2013.

Infect Genet Evol 2015 Jul 19;33:299-303. Epub 2015 May 19.

Institut für Tropenmedizin, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Deutsches Zentrum für Infektionsforschung, Tübingen, Germany; Centre de Recherches Médicales de Lambaréné (CERMEL), Lambaréné, Gabon.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.meegid.2015.05.019DOI Listing
July 2015

Frequent bacterial skin and soft tissue infections: diagnostic signs and treatment.

J Dtsch Dermatol Ges 2015 Jun;13(6):501-24; quiz 525-6

Institute for Medical Microbiology, University Hospital Münster.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ddg.12721DOI Listing
June 2015

Is Africa the origin of major Haitian Staphylococcus aureus lineages?

Int J Infect Dis 2015 May 23;34:1-2. Epub 2015 Feb 23.

Institute of Medical Microbiology, University Hospital Münster, Münster, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijid.2015.02.012DOI Listing
May 2015

Development and evaluation of a novel universal β-lactamase gene subtyping assay for blaSHV, blaTEM and blaCTX-M using clinical and livestock-associated Escherichia coli.

J Antimicrob Chemother 2015 Mar 20;70(3):710-5. Epub 2014 Nov 20.

Institute of Hygiene, University Hospital Münster, Münster, Germany

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jac/dku450DOI Listing
March 2015

Co-detection of Panton-Valentine leukocidin encoding genes and cotrimoxazole resistance in Staphylococcus aureus in Gabon: implications for HIV-patients' care.

Front Microbiol 2015 5;6:60. Epub 2015 Feb 5.

Institute of Medical Microbiology, University Hospital Münster Münster, Germany ; Centre de Recherches Médicales de Lambaréné, Albert Schweitzer Hospital Lambaréné, Gabon.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2015.00060DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4318419PMC
February 2015

The adhesive properties of the Staphylococcus lugdunensis multifunctional autolysin AtlL and its role in biofilm formation and internalization.

Int J Med Microbiol 2015 Jan 27;305(1):129-39. Epub 2014 Nov 27.

Institute of Medical Microbiology, University Hospital of Münster, Münster, Germany; Interdisciplinary Centre of Clinical Research (IZKF), University Hospital of Münster, Münster, Germany. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmm.2014.11.010DOI Listing
January 2015

Characterization of a novel thermostable nuclease homolog (NucM) in a highly divergent Staphylococcus aureus clade.

J Clin Microbiol 2014 Nov 20;52(11):4036-8. Epub 2014 Aug 20.

Institute of Medical Microbiology, University Hospital Münster, Münster, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/JCM.02327-14DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4313246PMC
November 2014

Two-stage hip revision arthroplasty with a hexagonal modular cementless stem in cases of periprosthetic infection.

BMC Musculoskelet Disord 2014 Nov 26;15:398. Epub 2014 Nov 26.

Department of Orthopedics and Tumor Orthopedics, Münster University Hospital, Albert-Schweitzer-Campus 1, A1, 48149 Münster, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2474-15-398DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4289174PMC
November 2014

Methicillin resistance in Staphylococcus isolates: the "mec alphabet" with specific consideration of mecC, a mec homolog associated with zoonotic S. aureus lineages.

Int J Med Microbiol 2014 Oct 28;304(7):794-804. Epub 2014 Jun 28.

Institute of Medical Microbiology, University Hospital Münster, D-48149 Münster, Germany.

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October 2014

Coagulase-negative staphylococci.

Clin Microbiol Rev 2014 Oct;27(4):870-926

Institute of Medical Microbiology, University Hospital Münster, Münster, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/CMR.00109-13DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4187637PMC
October 2014

Detection of azole susceptibility patterns in clinical yeast strains isolated from 1998 to 2008.

New Microbiol 2014 Oct 1;37(4):465-94. Epub 2014 Oct 1.

Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Klinik für Dermatologie, Venerologie und Allergologie, Charité, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Berlin, Germany.

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October 2014

The mecA homolog mecC confers resistance against β-lactams in Staphylococcus aureus irrespective of the genetic strain background.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother 2014 Jul 21;58(7):3791-8. Epub 2014 Apr 21.

University Hospital Münster, Institute of Medical Microbiology, Münster, Germany

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/AAC.02731-13DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4068569PMC
July 2014