Lukas Fenner

Summary

Affiliation: University of Bern
Country: Switzerland

Publications

  1. pmc Tuberculosis in HIV-negative and HIV-infected patients in a low-incidence country: clinical characteristics and treatment outcomes
    Lukas Fenner
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine ISPM, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    PLoS ONE 7:e34186. 2012
  2. pmc First insights into the phylogenetic diversity of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Nepal
    Bijaya Malla
    Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute Swiss TPH, Basel, Switzerland
    PLoS ONE 7:e52297. 2012
  3. pmc Tuberculosis and the risk of opportunistic infections and cancers in HIV-infected patients starting ART in Southern Africa
    Lukas Fenner
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine ISPM, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    Trop Med Int Health 18:194-8. 2013
  4. pmc Effect of mutation and genetic background on drug resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis
    Lukas Fenner
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 56:3047-53. 2012
  5. pmc Mycobacterium tuberculosis transmission in a country with low tuberculosis incidence: role of immigration and HIV infection
    Lukas Fenner
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    J Clin Microbiol 50:388-95. 2012
  6. pmc Early mortality and loss to follow-up in HIV-infected children starting antiretroviral therapy in Southern Africa
    Lukas Fenner
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, Switzerland
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 54:524-32. 2010
  7. pmc "Pseudo-Beijing": evidence for convergent evolution in the direct repeat region of Mycobacterium tuberculosis
    Lukas Fenner
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    PLoS ONE 6:e24737. 2011
  8. pmc Tuberculosis in HIV programmes in lower-income countries: practices and risk factors
    L Fenner
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, Berne, Switzerland
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 15:620-7. 2011
  9. pmc HIV infection disrupts the sympatric host-pathogen relationship in human tuberculosis
    Lukas Fenner
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    PLoS Genet 9:e1003318. 2013
  10. pmc Two new rapid SNP-typing methods for classifying Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex into the main phylogenetic lineages
    David Stucki
    Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    PLoS ONE 7:e41253. 2012

Detail Information

Publications11

  1. pmc Tuberculosis in HIV-negative and HIV-infected patients in a low-incidence country: clinical characteristics and treatment outcomes
    Lukas Fenner
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine ISPM, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    PLoS ONE 7:e34186. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to compare characteristics of TB in HIV-negative and HIV-infected patients diagnosed in Switzerland, and between coinfected patients enrolled and not enrolled in the national Swiss HIV Cohort Study (SHCS)...
  2. pmc First insights into the phylogenetic diversity of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Nepal
    Bijaya Malla
    Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute Swiss TPH, Basel, Switzerland
    PLoS ONE 7:e52297. 2012
    ..Tuberculosis (TB) is a major public health problem in Nepal. Strain variation in Mycobacterium tuberculosis may influence the outcome of TB infection and disease. To date, the phylogenetic diversity of M. tuberculosis in Nepal is unknown...
  3. pmc Tuberculosis and the risk of opportunistic infections and cancers in HIV-infected patients starting ART in Southern Africa
    Lukas Fenner
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine ISPM, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    Trop Med Int Health 18:194-8. 2013
    ....
  4. pmc Effect of mutation and genetic background on drug resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis
    Lukas Fenner
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 56:3047-53. 2012
    ..Our study also supports a role for epistatic interactions between different drug resistance mutations and strain genetic backgrounds in M. tuberculosis drug resistance...
  5. pmc Mycobacterium tuberculosis transmission in a country with low tuberculosis incidence: role of immigration and HIV infection
    Lukas Fenner
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    J Clin Microbiol 50:388-95. 2012
    ..Continued access to health services and clinical follow-up will be essential to control TB in this population...
  6. pmc Early mortality and loss to follow-up in HIV-infected children starting antiretroviral therapy in Southern Africa
    Lukas Fenner
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, Switzerland
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 54:524-32. 2010
    ..We analyzed mortality in children retained in care and in all children starting ART, taking LTFU into account...
  7. pmc "Pseudo-Beijing": evidence for convergent evolution in the direct repeat region of Mycobacterium tuberculosis
    Lukas Fenner
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    PLoS ONE 6:e24737. 2011
    ..We used three alternative genotyping techniques to revisit the phylogenetic classification of M. tuberculosis complex (MTBC) strains exhibiting the typical "Beijing" spoligotyping pattern...
  8. pmc Tuberculosis in HIV programmes in lower-income countries: practices and risk factors
    L Fenner
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, Berne, Switzerland
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 15:620-7. 2011
    ..Tuberculosis (TB) is a common diagnosis in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infected patients on antiretroviral treatment (ART)...
  9. pmc HIV infection disrupts the sympatric host-pathogen relationship in human tuberculosis
    Lukas Fenner
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    PLoS Genet 9:e1003318. 2013
    ..In summary, these findings support a model for TB in which the stable relationship between the human host and its locally adapted M. tuberculosis is disrupted by HIV infection...
  10. pmc Two new rapid SNP-typing methods for classifying Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex into the main phylogenetic lineages
    David Stucki
    Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    PLoS ONE 7:e41253. 2012
    ..Furthermore, both methods are rapid, flexible and comparably inexpensive...
  11. pmc Tuberculosis in antiretroviral treatment programs in lower income countries: availability and use of diagnostics and screening
    Lukas Fenner
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    PLoS ONE 8:e77697. 2013
    ..TB may be present at the start of antiretroviral therapy (ART), but it is often under-diagnosed. We describe approaches to TB diagnosis and screening of TB in ART programs in low- and middle-income countries...