Birgit Strommenger

Summary

Affiliation: Robert Koch-Institut
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. pmc Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus ST398 in humans and animals, Central Europe
    Wolfgang Witte
    Robert Koch Institute, Wernigerode, Germany
    Emerg Infect Dis 13:255-8. 2007
  2. pmc spa Typing of Staphylococcus aureus as a frontline tool in epidemiological typing
    B Strommenger
    Robert Koch Institute, Wernigerode Branch, Burgstr 37, D 38855 Wernigerode, Germany
    J Clin Microbiol 46:574-81. 2008
  3. pmc Antibiotic resistance and molecular epidemiology of Staphylococcus aureus in Nigeria
    Adebayo O Shittu
    Department of Microbiology, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Nigeria
    BMC Microbiol 11:92. 2011
  4. ncbi request reprint DNA microarray for the detection of therapeutically relevant antibiotic resistance determinants in clinical isolates of Staphylococcus aureus
    Birgit Strommenger
    Robert Koch Institute, Wernigerode Branch, Burgstr 37, D 38855 Wernigerode, Germany
    Mol Cell Probes 21:161-70. 2007
  5. pmc Assignment of Staphylococcus isolates to groups by spa typing, SmaI macrorestriction analysis, and multilocus sequence typing
    B Strommenger
    Wernigerode Branch, Robert Koch Institute, Burgstr 37, D 38855 Wernigerode, and Department of Periodontology, University Hospital Munster, Germany
    J Clin Microbiol 44:2533-40. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Molecular characterization of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains from pet animals and their relationship to human isolates
    Birgit Strommenger
    Robert Koch Institute, Wernigerode Branch, D 38855 Wernigerode, Germany
    J Antimicrob Chemother 57:461-5. 2006
  7. pmc Multiplex PCR for rapid detection of Staphylococcus aureus isolates suspected to represent community-acquired strains
    B Strommenger
    Robert Koch Institute, Wernigerode Branch, Burgstr 37, D 38855 Wernigerode, Germany
    J Clin Microbiol 46:582-7. 2008
  8. doi request reprint Clusters of infections in horses with MRSA ST1, ST254, and ST398 in a veterinary hospital
    Christiane Cuny
    Wernigerode Branch, Robert Koch Institute, Wernigerode, Germany
    Microb Drug Resist 14:307-10. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus containing the Panton-Valentine leucocidin gene in Germany in 2005 and 2006
    Wolfgang Witte
    Robert Koch Institute, Wernigerode Branch, 38855 Wernigerode, Germany
    J Antimicrob Chemother 60:1258-63. 2007
  10. pmc Multiplexed genotyping of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates by use of padlock probes and tag microarrays
    Kevin Kurt
    Robert Koch Institut, Burgstr 37, 38855 Wernigerode, Germany
    J Clin Microbiol 47:577-85. 2009

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Publications27

  1. pmc Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus ST398 in humans and animals, Central Europe
    Wolfgang Witte
    Robert Koch Institute, Wernigerode, Germany
    Emerg Infect Dis 13:255-8. 2007
    ..g., dog, pig, horse) in Germany and Austria. Of particular concern is the association of these cases with cases of nosocomial ventilator-associated pneumonia...
  2. pmc spa Typing of Staphylococcus aureus as a frontline tool in epidemiological typing
    B Strommenger
    Robert Koch Institute, Wernigerode Branch, Burgstr 37, D 38855 Wernigerode, Germany
    J Clin Microbiol 46:574-81. 2008
    ..They should be selected by dependence on the clonal lineage indicated by spa typing and subsequent BURP analysis as well as on the basis of the particular question to be addressed...
  3. pmc Antibiotic resistance and molecular epidemiology of Staphylococcus aureus in Nigeria
    Adebayo O Shittu
    Department of Microbiology, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Nigeria
    BMC Microbiol 11:92. 2011
    ..In this study, 68 S. aureus isolates obtained from clinical and non-clinical sources in Nigeria between January and April 2009 were characterized using phenotypic and molecular methods...
  4. ncbi request reprint DNA microarray for the detection of therapeutically relevant antibiotic resistance determinants in clinical isolates of Staphylococcus aureus
    Birgit Strommenger
    Robert Koch Institute, Wernigerode Branch, Burgstr 37, D 38855 Wernigerode, Germany
    Mol Cell Probes 21:161-70. 2007
    ..It is easily expandable and thus can be adapted to changing clinical and epidemiological requirements in clinical diagnosis as well as in epidemiological studies...
  5. pmc Assignment of Staphylococcus isolates to groups by spa typing, SmaI macrorestriction analysis, and multilocus sequence typing
    B Strommenger
    Wernigerode Branch, Robert Koch Institute, Burgstr 37, D 38855 Wernigerode, and Department of Periodontology, University Hospital Munster, Germany
    J Clin Microbiol 44:2533-40. 2006
    ..aureus epidemiology, especially because of ease of use and the advantages of unambiguous sequence analysis as well as reproducibility and exchange of typing data...
  6. ncbi request reprint Molecular characterization of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains from pet animals and their relationship to human isolates
    Birgit Strommenger
    Robert Koch Institute, Wernigerode Branch, D 38855 Wernigerode, Germany
    J Antimicrob Chemother 57:461-5. 2006
    ..Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolates from pet animals were characterized and compared with human isolates from clonal complexes most prevalent in Central Europe...
  7. pmc Multiplex PCR for rapid detection of Staphylococcus aureus isolates suspected to represent community-acquired strains
    B Strommenger
    Robert Koch Institute, Wernigerode Branch, Burgstr 37, D 38855 Wernigerode, Germany
    J Clin Microbiol 46:582-7. 2008
    ..The resulting information, in combination with careful interpretation of the epidemiological records, might help to prevent the further spread of those highly virulent caMRSA clones...
  8. doi request reprint Clusters of infections in horses with MRSA ST1, ST254, and ST398 in a veterinary hospital
    Christiane Cuny
    Wernigerode Branch, Robert Koch Institute, Wernigerode, Germany
    Microb Drug Resist 14:307-10. 2008
    ..The infections were caused by different MRSA clones (ST1, ST254, and ST398). In the same time, nasal colonization of veterinarians, veterinary personnel, and students was observed indicating transmission to humans...
  9. ncbi request reprint Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus containing the Panton-Valentine leucocidin gene in Germany in 2005 and 2006
    Wolfgang Witte
    Robert Koch Institute, Wernigerode Branch, 38855 Wernigerode, Germany
    J Antimicrob Chemother 60:1258-63. 2007
    ....
  10. pmc Multiplexed genotyping of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates by use of padlock probes and tag microarrays
    Kevin Kurt
    Robert Koch Institut, Burgstr 37, 38855 Wernigerode, Germany
    J Clin Microbiol 47:577-85. 2009
    ....
  11. pmc Multiplex PCR assay for simultaneous detection of nine clinically relevant antibiotic resistance genes in Staphylococcus aureus
    Birgit Strommenger
    Robert Koch Institute, Wernigerode Branch, D 38855 Wernigerode, Germany
    J Clin Microbiol 41:4089-94. 2003
    ....
  12. doi request reprint From types to trees: reconstructing the spatial spread of Staphylococcus aureus based on DNA variation
    Ulrich Nubel
    Robert Koch Institut, Burgstr 37, 38855 Wernigerode, Germany
    Int J Med Microbiol 301:614-8. 2011
    ..More recent work has demonstrated that staphylococcal evolution proceeds sufficiently fast that the dynamics of S. aureus spatial spread can be elucidated at great detail on the basis of genome-wide single-nucleotide polymorphisms...
  13. pmc Rare occurrence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus CC130 with a novel mecA homologue in humans in Germany
    Christiane Cuny
    Wernigerode Branch, Robert Koch Institute, Wernigerode, Germany
    PLoS ONE 6:e24360. 2011
    ..The isolates were negative for enterotoxin genes and tst, as well as for eta, and etb; agr-type was III...
  14. doi request reprint Emergence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in different animal species
    Christiane Cuny
    Robert Koch Institute, Wernigerode Branch, Burgstrasse 37, 38855 Wernigerode, Germany
    Int J Med Microbiol 300:109-17. 2010
    ..Mechanisms of host adaptation and their genomic background are poorly understood so far...
  15. pmc Molecular detection of linezolid resistance in Enterococcus faecium and Enterococcus faecalis by use of 5' nuclease real-time PCR compared to a modified classical approach
    Guido Werner
    Robert Koch Institute, Wernigerode Branch, Burgstr 37, D 38855 Wernigerode, Germany
    J Clin Microbiol 42:5327-31. 2004
    ..Results were confirmed by a classical approach involving LabChip technology assayed with an Agilent Bioanalyzer 2100...
  16. doi request reprint Acquired vancomycin resistance in clinically relevant pathogens
    Guido Werner
    FG 13 Nosocomial Infections, Robert Koch Institute, Wernigerode Branch, Wernigerode, Germany
    Future Microbiol 3:547-62. 2008
    ..Nonsusceptibility to glycopeptides also occurs independently from van genes and is a growing therapeutic challenge, especially in MRSA...
  17. doi request reprint Emergence and spread of antibiotic-resistant Gram-positive bacterial pathogens
    Wolfgang Witte
    Robert Koch Institute, Wernigerode Branch, D 38855 Wernigerode, Germany
    Int J Med Microbiol 298:365-77. 2008
    ..Also in Streptococcus pneumoniae, antibiotic resistance is preferentially associated with clonal lineages which have a capacity for spreading. They became, however, more rare after introduction of the 7-valent conjugate vaccine...
  18. pmc Nasal colonization of humans with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) CC398 with and without exposure to pigs
    Christiane Cuny
    Robert Koch Institute, Wernigerode Branc, Wernigerode, Germany
    PLoS ONE 4:e6800. 2009
    ..The study presented here addresses the question of further transmission to non exposed humans...
  19. pmc Frequent emergence and limited geographic dispersal of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
    Ulrich Nubel
    Robert Koch Institut, 38855 Wernigerode, Germany
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:14130-5. 2008
    ....
  20. ncbi request reprint Amplified fragment length polymorphism of Streptococcus suis strains correlates with their profile of virulence-associated genes and clinical background
    Thomas Rehm
    Institut fur Mikrobiologie, Zentrum für Infektionsmedizin, Stiftung Tierarztliche Hochschule Hannover, D 30173 Hannover, Germany
    J Med Microbiol 56:102-9. 2007
    ..In conclusion, this study demonstrates that AFLP allows identification of clusters of S. suis strains with clinical relevance...
  21. ncbi request reprint Linezolid-resistant E. faecium isolated from an open joint fracture: a report of the first isolate from Italy?
    Berit Schulte
    Department of Medical Microbiology and Hygiene, University of Tubingen, Elfriede Aulhorn Str 6, 72076 Tubingen, Germany
    Int J Hyg Environ Health 208:477-80. 2005
    ..This report describes the isolation of a linezolid-resistant Enterococcus faecium and a carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii from an infected open patella fracture after a car accident in southern Italy...
  22. pmc Characterization of genetic differences between Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis type I and type II isolates
    Karen Dohmann
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Institute for Microbiology, School of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, D 30173 Hannover, Germany
    J Clin Microbiol 41:5215-23. 2003
    ..avium subsp. avium and M. avium subsp. paratuberculosis type II isolates or share a subset of M. avium subsp. avium type-specific loci through horizontal transfer...
  23. ncbi request reprint Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus pseudintermedius detected in the BfT-GermVet monitoring programme 2004-2006 in Germany
    Stefan Schwarz
    Institute of Farm Animal Genetics, Friedrich Loeffler Institute FLI, Höltystr 10, 31535 Neustadt Mariensee, Germany
    J Antimicrob Chemother 61:282-5. 2008
    ....
  24. doi request reprint Staphylococcus aureus in dermatology outpatients with special emphasis on community-associated methicillin-resistant strains
    Uta Jappe
    Department of Dermatology, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    J Invest Dermatol 128:2655-64. 2008
    ..The significant risk factor for the acquisition of CA-MRSA was visits to foreign countries and/or professional or private contacts with foreigners...
  25. ncbi request reprint Identification of Brachyspira hyodysenteriae-specific DNA fragments using representational difference analysis
    Anja Rothkamp
    Institut für Mikrobiologie und Tierseuchen, Tierarztliche Hochschule Hannover, Bischofsholer Damm 15, D 30173 Hannover, Germany
    FEMS Microbiol Lett 210:173-9. 2002
    ..Whereas the ORF of 2130 bp encompassing Bh100 did not show homology to any known bacterial protein, Bh400 was part of a putative operon with significant homology to the phosphotransferase system of Bacillus subtilis...
  26. pmc A 38-kilobase pathogenicity island specific for Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis encodes cell surface proteins expressed in the host
    Janin Stratmann
    Institute for Microbiology, Department of Infectious Diseases, School of Veterinary Medicine, Hannover, Germany
    Infect Immun 72:1265-74. 2004
    ..Together, these data suggest that the 38-kb locus constitutes an M. avium subsp. paratuberculosis pathogenicity island...
  27. pmc Development of a peptide-mediated capture PCR for detection of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis in milk
    Janin Stratmann
    Institut für Mikrobiologie und Tierseuchen, Tieraerztliche Hochschule Hannover, Germany
    J Clin Microbiol 40:4244-50. 2002
    ..The method, for the first time, applies phage display technology to microbial diagnostics and has potential value as a completely standardizable tool for the routine M. paratuberculosis screening of bulk milk samples at acceptable costs...