Aina Elisabeth Fossum Moen
Affiliation: University of Oslo
Location: Oslo, Norway
Fossum A, Bukholm G. Increased incidence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus ST80, novel ST125 and SCCmecIV in the south-eastern part of Norway during a 12-year period. Clin Microbiol Infect. 2006;12:627-33 pubmed
..An increase in MRSA clones carrying SCCmecIV has occurred during recent years, which could indicate a shift in the MRSA population in Norway from hospital-acquired MRSA to community-acquired-MRSA. ..
Skramm I, Moen A, Alm Kristiansen K, Bukholm G. Nasal carriage of Staphylococcus aureus: which sequence types do orthopedic surgical healthcare workers carry?. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2007;28:737-9 pubmed
..Multilocus sequence typing characterized 3 clonal complexes that accounted for more than 80% of the clonal complexes identified. ..
Moen A, Storla D, Bukholm G. Distribution of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a low-prevalence area. FEMS Immunol Med Microbiol. 2010;58:374-80 pubmed publisher
..ST8-IV, lukS/F-PVL absent, could have attained endemicity in LTCFs, where 51 isolates were isolated in 2006. ST125-IV, lukS/F-PVL absent, showing epidemic qualities abroad, caused outbreaks at five LTCFs. ..
Hanssen A, Fossum A, Mikalsen J, Halvorsen D, Bukholm G, Sollid J. Dissemination of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus clones in northern Norway: sequence types 8 and 80 predominate. J Clin Microbiol. 2005;43:2118-24 pubmed
..The frequent findings of SCCmec type IV (91%) along with heterogeneous genetic backgrounds suggest a horizontal spread of SCCmec type IV among staphylococcal strains in parallel with the clonal spread of successful MRSA strains. ..
Fossum Moen A, Saltyte Benth J, Alm Kristiansen K, Bukholm G. Exotoxin-encoding gene content in community-acquired and hospital-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Clin Microbiol Infect. 2009;15:1139-45 pubmed publisher
Moen A, Tannæs T, Vatn S, Ricanek P, Vatn M, Jahnsen J. Simultaneous purification of DNA and RNA from microbiota in a single colonic mucosal biopsy. BMC Res Notes. 2016;9:328 pubmed publisher