Dominique Blanc

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Evaluation of three consecutive versions of a commercial rapid PCR test to screen for methicilin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.
Bulliard E., Grandbastien B., Senn L., Greub G., Blanc D.S. Clinical microbiology and infection. Peer-reviewed.
 
Phenotypic and Genomic Analyses of Burkholderia stabilis Clinical Contamination, Switzerland.
Seth-Smith HMB, Casanova C., Sommerstein R., Meinel D.M., Abdelbary MMH, Blanc D.S., Droz S., Führer U., Lienhard R., Lang C. et al., 2019/06. Emerging infectious diseases, 25 (6) pp. 1084-1092. Peer-reviewed.
 
Whole-genome sequencing revealed independent emergence of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium causing sequential outbreaks over 3 years in a tertiary care hospital.
Abdelbary MHH, Senn L., Greub G., Chaillou G., Moulin E., Blanc D.S., 2019/06. European journal of clinical microbiology & infectious diseases, 38 (6) pp. 1163-1170. Peer-reviewed.
 
Molecular epidemiology of Clostridioides (previously Clostridium) difficile isolates from a university hospital in Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Diniz A.N., de Oliveira Júnior C.A., Vilela E.G., Figueiredo HCP, Rupnik M., Wilcox M.H., Fawley W.N., Blanc D.S., Faria Lobato F.C., Silva ROS, 2019/04. Anaerobe, 56 pp. 34-39. Peer-reviewed.
High-Quality Complete Genome Sequences of Three Pseudomonas aeruginosa Isolates Retrieved from Patients Hospitalized in Intensive Care Units.
Magalhães B., Senn L., Blanc D.S., 2019/02. Microbiology resource announcements, 8 (9). Peer-reviewed.
Improving the quality and workflow of bacterial genome sequencing and analysis: paving the way for a Switzerland-wide molecular epidemiological surveillance platform.
Egli A., Blanc D.S., Greub G., Keller P.M., Lazarevic V., Lebrand A., Leib S., Neher R.A., Perreten V., Ramette A. et al., 2018/12/03. Swiss medical weekly, 148 pp. w14693. Peer-reviewed.
 
Clostridioides difficile infection in dogs with chronic-recurring diarrhea responsive to dietary changes.
Silva ROS, de Oliveira Júnior C.A., Blanc D.S., Pereira S.T., de Araujo MCR, Vasconcelos A., Lobato FCF, 2018/06. Anaerobe, 51 pp. 50-53. Peer-reviewed.
 
Rodents are carriers of Clostridioides difficile strains similar to those isolated from piglets.
de Oliveira C.A., de Paula Gabardo M., Guedes RMC, Poncet F., Blanc D.S., Lobato FCF, Silva ROS, 2018/06. Anaerobe, 51 pp. 61-63. Peer-reviewed.
 
Entérocoque résistant à la vancomycine (ERV) : une nouvelle réalité dans nos hôpitaux [Vancomycine-resistant enterocci (VRE) : a new reality in our hospitals]
Moulin E., Deggim-Messmer V., Erard V., Christin L., Petignat C., Blanc D.S., Senn L., 2018/04/11. Revue medicale suisse, 14 (602) pp. 791-794. Peer-reviewed.
 
Evaluating the use of whole-genome sequencing for outbreak investigations in the lack of closely related reference genome.
Abdelbary MMH, Senn L., Moulin E., Prod'hom G., Croxatto A., Greub G., Blanc D.S., 2018/04. Infection, genetics and evolution, 59 pp. 1-6. Peer-reviewed.
 
Global emergence of the widespread Pseudomonas aeruginosa ST235 clone.
Treepong P., Kos V.N., Guyeux C., Blanc D.S., Bertrand X., Valot B., Hocquet D., 2018/03. Clinical microbiology and infection, 24 (3) pp. 258-266. Peer-reviewed.
Draft Genome Sequences of Two Carbapenemase-Producing Acinetobacter baumannii Clinical Strains Isolated from Albanian and Togolese Patients.
Abdelbary MMH, Prod'hom G., Greub G., Senn L., Blanc D.S., 2017/05/18. Genome announcements, 5 (20) pp. 1-2. Peer-reviewed.
 
Universal screening and decolonization for control of MRSA in nursing homes: follow-up of a cluster randomized controlled trial.
Héquet D., Rousson V., Blanc D.S., Büla C., Qalla-Widmer L., Masserey E., Zanetti G., Petignat C., 2017/05. The Journal of hospital infection, 96 (1) pp. 69-71. Peer-reviewed.
 
The Evolution and Dynamics of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Abdelbary MMH, Basset P., Blanc DS, Feil EJ, 2017. pp. 553-572 dans Genetics and Evolution of Infectious Diseases chap. 24, Elsevier.
New genotyping method discovers sustained nosocomial Pseudomonas aeruginosa outbreak in an intensive care burn unit.
Tissot F., Blanc D.S., Basset P., Zanetti G., Berger M.M., Que Y.A., Eggimann P., Senn L., 2016/09. The Journal of hospital infection, 94 (1) pp. 2-7.
Common skin infection due to Panton-Valentine leucocidin-producing Staphylococcus aureus strains in asylum seekers from Eritrea: a genome-based investigation of a suspected outbreak.
Jaton L., Pillonel T., Jaton K., Dory E., Prod'hom G., Blanc D.S., Tissot F., Bodenmann P., Greub G., 2016/08. Clinical microbiology and infection, 22 (8) pp. 739.e5-8. Peer-reviewed.
Colonization With Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci After Discharge From an Epidemic Ward: Results of Outpatient Contact Screening by Visiting Nurses.
Voide C., Petignat C., Blanc D.S., Zanetti G., Genoud P., Wasserfallen J.B., Senn L., 2016/06. Infection control and hospital epidemiology, 37 (6) pp. 731-732. Peer-reviewed.
Current Molecular Epidemiology of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Elderly French People: Troublesome Clones on the Horizon.
Rondeau C., Chevet G., Blanc D.S., Gbaguidi-Haore H., Decalonne M., Dos Santos S., Quentin R., van der Mee-Marquet N., 2016. Frontiers in microbiology, 7 p. 31. Peer-reviewed.
Development and evaluation of double locus sequence typing for molecular epidemiological investigations of Clostridium difficile.
Stojanov M., Magalhaes B., Terletsky V., Basset P., Prod'hom G., Greub G., Senn L., Blanc D.S., 2016. European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, 35 (2) pp. 175-181. Peer-reviewed.
Hand soap contamination by Pseudomonas aeruginosa in a tertiary care hospital: no evidence of impact on patients.
Blanc D.S., Gomes Magalhaes B., Abdelbary M., Prod'hom G., Greub G., Wasserfallen J.B., Genoud P., Zanetti G., Senn L., 2016. Journal of Hospital Infection, 93 (1) pp. 63-67. Peer-reviewed.
Changing molecular epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in an Algerian hospital.
Basset P., Amhis W., Blanc D.S., 2015. Journal of Infection In Developing Countries, 9 (2) pp. 206-209. Peer-reviewed.
 
Comparison of double-locus sequence typing (DLST) and multilocus sequence typing (MLST) for the investigation of Pseudomonas aeruginosa populations.
Cholley P., Stojanov M., Hocquet D., Thouverez M., Bertrand X., Blanc D.S., 2015. Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease, 82 (4) pp. 274-277. Peer-reviewed.
Early detection of extended-spectrum β-lactamase from blood culture positive for an Enterobacteriaceae using βLACTA test.
Prod'hom G., Durussel C., Blanc D., Croxatto A., Greub G., 2015. New Microbes and New Infections, 8 pp. 1-3. Peer-reviewed.
Marked increase in incidence for bloodstream infections due to Escherichia coli, a side effect of previous antibiotic therapy in the elderly.
van der Mee-Marquet N.L., Blanc D.S., Gbaguidi-Haore H., Dos Santos Borges S., Viboud Q., Bertrand X., Quentin R., 2015. Frontiers in Microbiology, 6 p. 646. Peer-reviewed.
 
Molecular epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus from 4 Cuban hospitals.
Leiva Peláez O., Stojanov M., Zayas Tamayo A.M., Barreras García G., González Aleman M., Martínez Ceballos L., Muñoz del Campo J.L., Bello Rodríguez O., Gonzalez Mesa L., Blanc D.S., 2015/01. Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease, 81 (1) pp. 1-3. Peer-reviewed.
 
Universal screening and decolonization for control of MRSA in nursing homes : a cluster randomized controlled study
Bellini C., Petignat C., Masserey E., Büla C., Burnand B., Rousson V., Blanc DS., Zanetti G., 2015. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, 36 (4) pp. 401-408. Peer-reviewed.
The dynamic changes of dominant clones of Staphylococcus aureus causing bloodstream infections in the European region: results of a second structured survey.
Grundmann H., Schouls L.M., Aanensen D.M., Pluister G.N., Tami A., Chlebowicz M., Glasner C., Sabat A.J., Weist K., Heuer O. et al., 2014/12/11. Euro surveillance, 19 (49). Peer-reviewed.
 
Characterization of the staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec insertion site in 108 isolates lacking the mecA gene and identified as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus by the Xpert MRSA assay.
Stojanov M., Blanc D.S., 2014/11. European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, 33 (11) pp. 1967-1971. Peer-reviewed.
 
Antibiotic susceptibility and molecular epidemiology of Panton-Valentine leukocidin-positive meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: An international survey
Macedo-Vinas M., Conly J., Francois P., Aschbacher R., Blanc DS., Coombs G., Daikos G., Dhawan B., Empel J., Etienne J. et al., 2014. Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance, 2 (1) pp. 43-47. Peer-reviewed.
 
Fast and simple epidemiological typing of Pseudomonas aeruginosa using the double-locus sequence typing (DLST) method.
Basset P., Blanc D.S., 2014. European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, 33 (6) pp. 927-932.
 
High genetic diversity of Staphylococcus aureus in a tertiary care hospital in Southwest Nigeria.
Raji A., Ojemhen O., Umejiburu U., Ogunleye A., Blanc D.S., Basset P., 2013/10. Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease, 77 (4) pp. 367-369.
 
High genetic diversity of Staphylococcus aureus in a tertiary care hospital in Southwest Nigeria.
Raji A., Ojemhen O., Umejiburu U., Ogunleye A., Blanc D.S., Basset P., 2013. Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease, 77 (4) pp. 367-369.
Molecular epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Switzerland: sampling only invasive isolates does not allow a representative description of the local diversity of clones.
Senn L., Basset P., Greub G., Prod'hom G., Frei R., Zbinden R., Gaia V., Balmelli C., Pfyffer G.E., Mühlemann K. et al., 2013. Clinical Microbiology and Infection, 19 (7) pp. E288-E290. Peer-reviewed.
MRSA screening by the Xpert MRSA PCR assay: pooling samples of the nose, throat, and groin increases the sensitivity of detection without increasing the laboratory costs.
Blanc D.S., Nahimana I., Zanetti G., Greub G., 2013. European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, 32 (4) pp. 565-568.
Very low prevalence of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus carrying the mecC gene in western Switzerland.
Basset P., Prod'hom G., Senn L., Greub G., Blanc D.S., 2013. Journal of Hospital Infection, 83 (3) pp. 257-259. Peer-reviewed.
 
Molecular epidemiology of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Switzerland and comparison with international epidemic clones.
Senn L., Basset P., Greub G., Prod'hom P., Frei R., Zbinden R., Gaia V., Pfyffer G., Mühlemann K., Zanetti G. et al., 2012/04., London, United Kingdom, March 31-April 3, 2012 pp. 335-366 dans ESCMID 2012, 22nd European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Clinical Microbiology and Infection.
Which anatomical sites should be sampled for screening of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus carriage by culture or by rapid PCR test?
Senn L., Basset P., Nahimana I., Zanetti G., Blanc D.S., 2012/02. Clinical microbiology and infection : the official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, 18 (2) pp. E31-3. Peer-reviewed.
 
Evaluation of adding a second marker to overcome Staphylococcus aureus spa typing homoplasies.
Basset P., Nübel U., Witte W., Blanc D.S., 2012. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 50 (4) pp. 1475-1477. Peer-reviewed.
Short term evolution of a highly transmissible methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus clone (ST228) in a tertiary care hospital.
Vogel V., Falquet L., Calderon-Copete S.P., Basset P., Blanc D.S., 2012. Plos One, 7 (6) pp. e38969. Peer-reviewed.
 
DNA microarray analysis reveals variability of accessory genes among isolates recovered during an MRSA outbreak
Basset P., Monecke S., Blanc D., 2011. pp. P178 dans International Conference on Prevention & Infection Control (ICPIC 2011), BMC Proceedings.
 
High proportion of wrongly identified methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus carriers by use of a rapid commercial PCR assay due to presence of staphylococcal cassette chromosome element lacking the mecA gene.
Blanc D.S., Basset P., Nahimana-Tessemo I., Jaton K., Greub G., Zanetti G., 2011. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 49 (2) pp. 722-724. Peer-reviewed.
 
Investigation of classical epidemiological links between patients harbouring identical, non-predominant meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus genotypes and lessons for epidemiological tracking.
Senn L., Zanetti G., Bally F., Chuard C., Cometta A., Burr M., Eisenring M.C., Basset P., Blanc D.S., 2011. Journal of Hospital Infection, 79 (3) pp. 202-205.
Molecular epidemiology of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in intensive care units over a 10-year period (1998-2007).
Cuttelod M., Senn L., Terletskiy V., Nahimana I., Petignat C., Eggimann P., Bille J., Prod'hom G., Zanetti G., Blanc D.S., 2011/01. Clinical microbiology and infection : the official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, 17 (1) pp. 57-62. Peer-reviewed.
 
The evolution and dynamics of methicillin-resistant Staphylococus aureus
Basset P., Feil E.J., Zanetti. G. , Blanc D.S., 2011. pp. 669-688 dans Tibayrenc M. (eds.) Genetics and Evolution of Infectious Diseases chap. 25, Elselvier.
 
Impact of recombination on genetic variability within Staphylococcus aureus clonal complexes.
Basic-Hammer N., Vogel V., Basset P., Blanc D.S., 2010/10. Infection, Genetics and Evolution, 10 (7) pp. 1117-1123. Peer-reviewed.
 
Rapid detection of MRSA in screening specimens during a hospital outbreak.
Blanc D., Nahimana-Tessemo I., Jaton-Ogay K.J., Zanetti G., 2010/04. pp. S4 dans 20th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious (ECCMID), Clinical Microbiology and Infection. Peer-reviewed.
 
Comparative genomics of epidemic versus sporadic Staphylococcus aureus strains does not reveal molecular markers for epidemicity.
Kuhn G., Koessler T., Melles D.C., Francois P., Huyghe A., Dunman P., Vos M.C., Zanetti G., Schrenzel J., van Belkum A. et al., 2010. Infection, Genetics and Evolution, 10 (1) pp. 89-96.
 
Critères et méthodes de différenciation des souches.
Blanc D S., Kuhn G., Zanetti G., 2010. pp. 22-40 dans Le Loir Y., Gautier M. (eds.) Staphylococcus Aureus chap. 2, Tec & Doc.
 
Diversity of staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec elements in predominant methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus clones in a small geographic area.
Basset P., Senn L., Vogel V., Zanetti G., Blanc D.S., 2010. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 54 (11) pp. 4589-4595. Peer-reviewed.
 
Ecological temporal stability of Staphylococcus aureus nasal carriage.
Sakwinska O., Blanc D.S., Lazor-Blanchet C., Moreillon M., Giddey M., Moreillon P., 2010. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 48 (8) pp. 2724-2728.
 
High diversity of PVL-positive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in western Switzerland, 2005-2009
Senn L., Basset P., Bellini C., Zanetti G., Blanc D., 2010. pp. S278-S279 dans 20th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious (ECCMID), Clinical Microbiology and Infection. Peer-reviewed.
 
Hospital outbreak of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus caused by a new, possibly hyperepidemic variant from a previously sporadic strain.
Clerc O., Senn L., Bellini C., Nahimana I., Blanc D., Zanetti G., 2010. pp. S267 dans 20th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious (ECCMID), Clinical Microbiology and Infection. Peer-reviewed.
 
Local acquisition of methicillin-resistance in predominant Staphylococcus aureus clones of western Switzerland.
Basset P., Senn L., Vogel V., Zanetti G., Blanc D., 2010. pp. S290 dans 20th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious (ECCMID), Clinical Microbiology and Infection. Peer-reviewed.
 
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus with intermediate susceptibility to vancomycin: are strict additional contact measures sufficient?
Nahimana Tessemo I., Bellini C., Entenza J., Zanetti G., Blanc D., 2010. pp. S294 dans 20th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious (ECCMID), Clinical Microgiology and Infection. Peer-reviewed.
 
Usefulness of double locus sequence typing (DLST) for regional and international epidemiological surveillance of methicilin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.
Basset P., Senn L., Prod'hom G., Bille J., Francioli P., Zanetti G., Blanc D.S., 2010. Clinical Microbiology and Infection, 16 (8) pp. 1289-1296. Peer-reviewed.
 
Cooccurrence of predominant Panton-Valentine leukocidin-positive sequence type (ST) 152 and multidrug-resistant ST 241 Staphylococcus aureus clones in Nigerian hospitals.
Okon K.O., Basset P., Uba A., Lin J., Oyawoye B., Shittu A.O., Blanc D.S., 2009. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 47 (9) pp. 3000-3003.
 
Genetic diversity and ecological success of Staphylococcus aureus strains colonizing humans.
Sakwinska O., Kuhn G., Balmelli C., Francioli P., Giddey M., Perreten V., Riesen A., Zysset F., Blanc D.S., Moreillon P., 2009. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 75 (1) pp. 175-183. Peer-reviewed.
 
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) : an occupational risk in pig farmers?
Oppliger Anne, Giddey Marlyse, Charrière Nicole, Semaani Eulalie, Blanc Dominique, Sakwinska Olga, 2009. pp. ENA-2 dans Genes and Diseases, CHUV Research Day, January 29, 2009, Université de Lausanne, Faculté de biologie et de médecine.
 
Staphylococcus aureus clfB and spa alleles of the repeat regions are segregated into major phylogenetic lineages.
Basset P., Hammer N.B., Kuhn G., Vogel V., Sakwinska O., Blanc D.S., 2009. Infection, genetics and evolution, 9 (5) pp. 941-947.
 
Application and evaluation of double digest selective label (DDSL) typing technique for Pseudomonas aeruginosa hospital isolates.
Terletskiy V., Kuhn G., Francioli P., Blanc D.S., 2008. Journal of Microbiological Methods, 72 (3) pp. 283-7. Peer-reviewed.
 
Changing molecular epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a small geographic area over an eight-year period
Blanc D. S., Petignat C., Wenger A., Kuhn G., Vallet Y., Fracheboud D., Trachsel S., Reymond M., Troillet N., Siegrist H. H. et al., 2007/11. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 45 (11) pp. 3729-36. Peer-reviewed.
 
Legionella pneumophila aortitis in a heart transplant recipient.
Guyot S., Goy J.J., Gersbach P., Jaton K., Blanc D.S., Zanetti G., 2007/03. Transplant Infectious Disease, 9 (1) pp. 58-59. Peer-reviewed.
 
Double-locus sequence typing using clfB and spa, a fast and simple method for epidemiological typing of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Kuhn G., Francioli P., Blanc D. S., 2007/01. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 45 (1) pp. 54-62. Peer-reviewed.
 
Importation of Acinetobacter baumannii into a burn unit: a recurrent outbreak of infection associated with widespread environmental contamination.
Zanetti G., Blanc D.S., Federli I., Raffoul W., Petignat C., Maravic P., Francioli P., Berger M.M., 2007. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 28 (6) pp. 723-725. Peer-reviewed.
Molecular Epidemiology of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in the Intensive Care Units - A Review.
Blanc D.S., Francioli P., Zanetti G., 2007. Open Microbiology Journal, 1 pp. 8-11.
 
Evaluation of three chromogenic media (MRSA-ID, MRSA-Select and CHROMagar MRSA) and ORSAB for surveillance cultures of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.
Nahimana I., Francioli P., Blanc D.S., 2006/12. Clinical Microbiology and Infection, 12 (12) pp. 1168-1174. Peer-reviewed.
 
Exogenous sources of pseudomonas aeruginosa in intensive care unit patients: implementation of infection control measures and follow-up with molecular typing
Petignat C., Francioli P., Nahimana I., Wenger A., Bille J., Schaller M. D., Revelly J. P., Zanetti G., Blanc D. S., 2006/09. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 27 (9) pp. 953-7. Peer-reviewed.
 
Biodiversity of amoebae and amoeba-resisting bacteria in a hospital water network
Thomas V., Herrera-Rimann K., Blanc D. S., Greub G., 2006/04. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 72 (4) pp. 2428-38. Peer-reviewed.
 
Evidence for clonal evolution among highly polymorphic genes in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Kuhn G., Francioli P., Blanc D. S., 2006/01. Journal of Bacteriology, 188 (1) pp. 169-78. Peer-reviewed.
 
Outbreak of human listeriosis associated with tomme cheese in northwest Switzerland, 2005.
Bille J., Blanc D.S., Schmid H., Boubaker K., Baumgartner A., Siegrist H.H., Tritten M.L., Lienhard R., Berner D., Anderau R. et al., 2006. Euro Surveillance, 11 (6) pp. 91-93.
 
Use of an automated multiple-locus, variable-number tandem repeat-based method for rapid and high-throughput genotyping of Staphylococcus aureus isolates
Francois P., Huyghe A., Charbonnier Y., Bento M., Herzig S., Topolski I., Fleury B., Lew D., Vaudaux P., Harbarth S. et al., 2005/07. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 43 (7) pp. 3346-55. Peer-reviewed.
 
Water disinfection with ozone, copper and silver ions, and temperature increase to control Legionella: seven years of experience in a university teaching hospital
Blanc D. S., Carrara P., Zanetti G., Francioli P., 2005/05. Journal of Hospital Infection, 60 (1) pp. 69-72. Peer-reviewed.
 
Population genetic analysis of Pseudomonas aeruginosa using multilocus sequence typing
Vernez I., Hauser P., Bernasconi M. V., Blanc D. S., 2005/01. FEMS Immunology and Medical Microbiology, 43 (1) pp. 29-35. Peer-reviewed.
 
Faucets as a reservoir of endemic Pseudomonas aeruginosa colonization/infections in intensive care units
Blanc D. S., Nahimana I., Petignat C., Wenger A., Bille J., Francioli P., 2004/10. Intensive Care Medicine, 30 (10) pp. 1964-8. Peer-reviewed.
 
The use of molecular typing for epidemiological surveillance and investigation of endemic nosocomial infections
Blanc D. S., 2004/09. Infection Genetics and Evolution, 4 (3) pp. 193-7. Peer-reviewed.
 
Risk of Borrelia burgdorferi infection in western Switzerland following a tick bite
Nahimana I., Gern L., Blanc D. S., Praz G., Francioli P., Peter O., 2004/08. European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, 23 (8) pp. 603-8. Peer-reviewed.
 
Characterization of cell-to-cell signaling-deficient Pseudomonas aeruginosa strains colonizing intubated patients.
Dénervaud V., TuQuoc P., Blanc D., Favre-Bonté S., Krishnapillai V., Reimmann C., Haas D., van Delden C., 2004. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 42 (2) pp. 554-562.
Panton-valentine leukocidin and staphyloccoccal skin infections in schoolchildren.
Boubaker K., Diebold P., Blanc D.S., Vandenesch F., Praz G., Dupuis G., Troillet N., 2004/01. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 10 (1) pp. 121-124. Peer-reviewed.
 
Evaluation of a novel medium for screening specimens from hospitalized patients to detect methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Blanc D. S., Wenger A., Bille J., 2003/08. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 41 (8) pp. 3499-502. Peer-reviewed.
 
Évaluation d'une nouvelle méthode pour l'essai de stérilité des préparations pharmaceutiques
Widmer N., Pannatier A., Blanc D.S., 2003. dans GSASA-Kongress, Gesellschaft schweizerischer Amt- und Spitalapotheker = Congrès annuel de la GSASA, Société suisse des pharmaciens de l'administration et des hôpitaux.
 
Intercenter reproducibility of binary typing for Staphylococcus aureus
van Leeuwen W.B., Snoeijers S., Van DFer Werken-Libregts C., Tuip A., Van Der Zee A., Egberink D., De Proost M., Bik E., Lunter B., Kluytmans J. et al., 2002/09. Journal of Microbiological Methods, 51 (1) pp. 19-28. Peer-reviewed.
Epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: results of a nation-wide survey in Switzerland.
Blanc D.S., Pittet D., Ruef C., Widmer A.F., Mühlemann K., Petignat C., Harbarth S., Auckenthaler R., Bille J., Frei R. et al., 2002/05/04. Swiss medical weekly, 132 (17-18) pp. 223-229. Peer-reviewed.
 
Detection of Pseudomonas aeruginosa cell-to-cell signals in lung tissue of cystic fibrosis patients
Favre-Bonte S., Pache J. C., Robert J., Blanc D., Pechere J. C., van Delden C., 2002/03. Microbial Pathogenesis, 32 (3) pp. 143-7. Peer-reviewed.
 
Molecular epidemiology of predominant clones and sporadic strains of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Switzerland and comparison with European epidemic clones.
Blanc D.S., Pittet D., Ruef C., Widmer A.F., Mühlemann K., Petignat C., Harbarth S., Auckenthaler R., Bille J., Frei R. et al., 2002. Clinical Microbiology and Infection, 8 (7) pp. 419-426. Peer-reviewed.
 
Poor value of pulsed-field gel electrophoresis to investigate long-term scale epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.
Blanc D.S., Francioli P., Hauser P.M., 2002. Infection, genetics and evolution : journal of molecular epidemiology and evolutionary genetics in infectious diseases, 2 (2) pp. 145-8. Peer-reviewed.
 
Rapid PCR-single-strand conformation polymorphism method to differentiate and estimate relative abundance of Pneumocystis carinii special forms infecting rats
Nahimana A., Cushion M. T., Blanc D. S., Hauser P. M., 2001/12. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 39 (12) pp. 4563-5. Peer-reviewed.
 
Epidemiological validation of pulsed-field gel electrophoresis patterns for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Blanc D. S., Struelens M. J., Deplano A., De Ryck R., Hauser P. M., Petignat C., Francioli P., 2001/10. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 39 (10) pp. 3442-5. Peer-reviewed.
 
Prophylaxis failure is associated with a specific Pneumocystis carinii genotype.
Hauser P.M., Sudre P., Nahimana A., Francioli P., Study Group, 2001/10. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 33 (7) pp. 1080-1082. Peer-reviewed.
 
Genotyping of European isolates of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus by fluorescent amplified-fragment length polymorphism analysis (FAFLP) and pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) typing
Grady R., Blanc D., Hauser P., Stanley J., 2001/07. Journal of Medical Microbiology, 50 (7) pp. 588-93. Peer-reviewed.
 
Reemergence of gentamicin-susceptible strains of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in France: a phylogenetic approach
Blanc D. S., Francioli P., Le Coustumier A., Gazagne L., Lecaillon E., Gueudet P., Vandenesch F., Etienne J., 2001/06. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 39 (6) pp. 2287-90. Peer-reviewed.
 
Staphylocoques dores resistant a la meticilline (MRSA): incidence accrue en Suisse romande. [Methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA): incidence is growing in French-speaking Switzerland]
Blanc D. S., Troillet N., Siegrist H. H., Fracheboud D., Petignat C., Francioli P., 2001/04. Revue Médicale de la Suisse Romande, 121 (4) pp. 309-12.
 
Genetic diversity of Pneumocystis carinii in HIV-positive and -negative patients as revealed by PCR-SSCP typing
Hauser P. M., Blanc D. S., Sudre P., Senggen Manoloff E., Nahimana A., Bille J., Weber R., Francioli P., 2001/03. AIDS, 15 (4) pp. 461-6. Peer-reviewed.
 
Multicenter evaluation of epidemiological typing of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains by repetitive-element PCR analysis. The European Study Group on Epidemiological Markers of the ESCMID
Deplano A., Schuermans A., Van Eldere J., Witte W., Meugnier H., Etienne J., Grundmann H., Jonas D., Noordhoek G. T., Dijkstra J. et al., 2000/10. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 38 (10) pp. 3527-33. Peer-reviewed.
 
Determination of the copy number of the nuclear rDNA and beta-tubulin genes of Pneumocystis carinii f. sp. hominis using PCR multicompetitors
Nahimana A., Francioli P., Blanc D. S., Bille J., Wakefield A. E., Hauser P. M., 2000/08. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology, 47 (4) pp. 368-72. Peer-reviewed.
 
Typing of Pneumocystis carinii f. sp. hominis by PCR-SSCP to indicate a high frequency of co-infections
Nahimana A., Blanc D. S., Francioli P., Bille J., Hauser P. M., 2000/08. Journal of Medical Microbiology, 49 (8) pp. 753-8. Peer-reviewed.
 
Carriage of Pneumocystis carinii by immunosuppressed patients and molecular typing of the organisms
Hauser P. M., Blanc D. S., Bille J., Nahimana A., Francioli P., 2000/03. AIDS, 14 (4) pp. 461-3. Peer-reviewed.
 
Contamination bacterienne residuelle des optiques utilisees en consultation ORL apres nettoyage avec une compresse imbibee de desinfectant. [Residual bacterial contamination of rhinoscopes used in ENT consultation after cleaning with a pad impregnated with a disinfectant]
Kutter J., Blanc D., Lang F. J., 2000. Schweizerische Medizinische Wochenschrift, Suppl 125 pp. 48S-51S. Peer-reviewed.
 
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: phylogenetic relatedness between European epidemic clones and Swiss sporadic strains.
Blanc D.S., Bañuls A.L., Hauser P.M., Moreillon P., Francioli P., Tibayrenc M., Swiss MRSA Group, 2000. Microbial Drug Resistance, 6 (3) pp. 231-238.
 
Value of the comparative enzyme-linked immunofiltration assay for early neonatal diagnosis of congenital Toxoplasma infection
Zufferey J., Hohlfeld P., Bille J., Fawer C. L., Blanc D., Pinon J. M., Vaudaux B., 1999/11. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 18 (11) pp. 971-5. Peer-reviewed.
 
Evaluation of MRSA-Screen, a simple anti-PBP 2a slide latex agglutination kit, for rapid detection of methicillin resistance in Staphylococcus aureus.
Cavassini M., Wenger A., Jaton K., Blanc D.S., Bille J., 1999. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 37 (5) pp. 1591-1594.
 
Unusual spread of a penicillin-susceptible methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus clone in a geographic area of low incidence.
Blanc D.S., Petignat C., Moreillon P., Entenza J.M., Eisenring M., Kleiber H., Wenger A., Troillet N., Blanc C., Francioli P., 1999. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 29 (6) pp. 1512-1518.
 
Potential coinfections complicate typing of Pneumocystis carinii f. sp. hominis
Hauser P. M., Blanc D. S., Telenti A., Nahimana A., Bille J., Francioli P., 1998/10. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 36 (10) p. 3111. Peer-reviewed.
 
Typing methods to approach Pneumocystis carinii genetic heterogeneity
Hauser P. M., Blanc D. S., Bille J., Francioli P., 1998/09. FEMS Immunology and Medical Microbiology, 22 (1-2) pp. 27-35. Peer-reviewed.
 
Occult nosocomial infections
Petignat C., Blanc D. S., Francioli P., 1998/08. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 19 (8) pp. 593-6. Peer-reviewed.
 
Frequency and molecular diversity of Pseudomonas aeruginosa upon admission and during hospitalization: a prospective epidemiologic study.
Blanc D.S., Petignat C., Janin B., Bille J., Francioli P., 1998/05. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 4 (5) pp. 242-247. Peer-reviewed.
 
Molecular typing methods and their discriminatory power.
Blanc D.S., Hauser P.M., Francioli P., Bille J., 1998/02. Clinical Microbiology and Infection, 4 (2) pp. 61-63. Peer-reviewed.
 
Typing of Pneumocystis carinii f. sp. hominis by single-strand conformation polymorphism of four genomic regions
Hauser P. M., Francioli P., Bille J., Telenti A., Blanc D. S., 1997/12. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 35 (12) pp. 3086-91.
 
Typing of Pneumocystis carinii sp.f. hominis by PCR-SSCP of four genomic regions
Hauser P. M., Francioli P., Bille J., Telenti A., Blanc D. S., 1997/12. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology, 44 (6) pp. 16S.
 
Nosocomial infections and pseudoinfections from contaminated bronchoscopes: two-year follow up using molecular markers
Blanc D. S., Parret T., Janin B., Raselli P., Francioli P., 1997/02. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 18 (2) pp. 134-6.
 
Development of a molecular typing method for Pneumocystis carinii sp.f. hominis
Hauser P. M., Blanc D. S., Bille J., Telenti A., Francioli P., 1996/10. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology, 43 (5) pp. 34S. Peer-reviewed.
 
Consensus guidelines for appropriate use and evaluation of microbial epidemiologic typing systems.
Struelens M.J., 1996. Clinical Microbiology and Infection : the Official Publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, 2 (1) pp. 2-11.
 
Quantitative antibiogram as a typing method for the prospective epidemiological surveillance and control of MRSA: comparison with molecular typing.
Blanc D.S., Petignat C., Moreillon P., Wenger A., Bille J., Francioli P., 1996. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 17 (10) pp. 654-659.
 
Molecular epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus at a low-incidence hospital over a 4-year period
Lugeon C., Blanc D. S., Wenger A., Francioli P., 1995/05. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 16 (5) pp. 260-7. Peer-reviewed.
 
Role of the environment in the epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
Francioli P., Blanc D., Moreillon P., 1995. pp. 109-131 dans Brun-Buisson C. (eds.) Methicillin resistant staphylococci, Flammarion Medecine-Sciences.
 
Quantitative antibiogram typing using inhibition zone diameters compared with ribotyping for epidemiological typing of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Blanc D. S., Lugeon C., Wenger A., Siegrist H. H., Francioli P., 1994/10. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 32 (10) pp. 2505-9. Peer-reviewed.
 
Nosocomial pneumonia in mechanically ventilated patients receiving antacid, ranitidine, or sucralfate as prophylaxis for stress ulcer. A randomized controlled trial
Prod'hom G., Leuenberger P., Koerfer J., Blum A., Chiolero R., Schaller M. D., Perret C., Spinnler O., Blondel J., Siegrist H. et al., 1994/04. Annals of Internal Medicine, 120 (8) pp. 653-62. Peer-reviewed.
 
Ribotyping of Pseudomonas aeruginosa: discriminatory power and usefulness as a tool for epidemiological studies
Blanc D. S., Siegrist H. H., Sahli R., Francioli P., 1993/01. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 31 (1) pp. 71-7. Peer-reviewed.
 
Determination of taxonomic status of pathogenic and nonpathogenic Entamoeba histolytica zymodemes using isoenzyme analysis
Blanc D. S., 1992/08. Journal of Protozoology, 39 (4) pp. 471-9.
 
Entamoeba histolytica zymodemes: exhibition of gamma and delta bands only of glucose phosphate isomerase and phosphoglucomutase may be influenced by starch content in the medium
Blanc D., Sargeaunt P. G., 1991/01. Experimental Parasitology, 72 (1) pp. 87-90. Peer-reviewed.
 
Experimental production of new zymodemes of Entamoeba histolytica supports the hypothesis of genetic exchange
Blanc D., Nicholls R., Sargeaunt P. G., 1989/12. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 83 (6) pp. 787-90. Peer-reviewed.
 
Confirmation de l'identite des amibes intestinales et evaluation de la virulence des souches d'Entamoeba histolytica par l'electrophorese des isoenzymes. [Confirmation of the identity of intestinal amoebae and evaluation of the virulence of Entamoeba histolytica by isoenzyme electrophoresis]
Blanc D., van Saanen M., 1987/09. Schweizerische Rundschau fur Medizin Praxis, 76 (37) pp. 1009-11.
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