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Henrik Westh

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Email: henrik.torkil.westh@regionh.dk

Email: Henrik.Torkil.Westh@regionh.dk

Curriculum Vitae 2013

Positions: Professor, University of Copenhagen. Consultant Microbiologist, Department of Clinical Microbiology, Hvidovre Hospital, Hvidovre, Denmark since 1997.

Responsibilities: Head of MRSA Knowledge Center. Consultant for Molecular Biology, Virology and Chlamydia section. Head of Research and Development. Founder and Member of Board, QuantiBact A/S.

Academic degrees: Medical doctor, University of Copenhagen 1980, Specialist in Clinical Microbiology 1994, Business Economy, Copenhagen College of Business 1992, Doctor of Medical Science 1996.

Areas of Expertise: Expert in MRSA, Infection control, HIV and Chlamydia. Has consulted for UNICEF (HIV-testing), for Euro Health Group (Laboratory implementation of a HIV treatment program in Mombasa, Kenya), The Danish National Board of Health, The Danish Environmental Protection Agency, The Danish Medicines Agency, The Danish Cancer Society. A founder of QuantiBact A/S, a Biotech company based on a patent by Henrik Westh and Gorm Lisby. Chairmen of Advisory board SeqNet.org.

Major Research Focus: The MRSA KnowledgeCenter has been established to control MRSA in our Region. Our research has a practical approach looking at evolution, epidemiology, typing, carriage, characteristics of patients’ illnesses and outcomes, infection-control and eradication therapies with the goal of keeping MRSA out of hospitals.

More than 120 scientific papers and more than 250 presentations at International congresses and meetings. 2300 citations and h-index 27


Advisor of PhD students

PhD, MD Margit Staum Kaltoft. Streptococcus pneumoniae in childhood. 2003.
MD, DMSc Kristian Schønning. Antibody neutralization ved HIV-1. 2003
PhD Cand scient Nuno Faria. Molecular epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: typing strategies and epidemiology trends 2009.
PhD, MD Sidsel Böcher. The influence of eradication of MRSA carriage for spread of MRSA. 2010
PhD Cand scient Teresa Conceicao. New methods for typing staphylococci. 2010.
PhD MD Mette Damkjær Bartels. Evolution of Community onset MRSA in Copenhagen. 2011
PhD MD Uffe Schneider. Properties of twisted intercalated nucleic acid (TINA). 2011.
PhD student Cand scient Ana Tavares. Oeiras Portugal. Community associated MRSA in Portugal. 2008-
PhD student MD Sissel Skovgaard. How biocides modulate the population of Staphylococcus epidermidis. Submitted May 2013
PhD student MD Maria Frølund. New causes of urethritis. 2010-
PhD student MD Katrine Hartung Hansen, ESBL 2011-
PhD student Cand scient Mara Baldry Antivirulence Therapy (Marie Curie PhD scholarship) 2013-
PhD student MD Mette Pinholdt. Battling antimicrobial resistance by reducing importance of Enterococcus resistome. 2013-

International collaborating partners

Professor Herminia de Lencastre ITQB, Portugal, Professor Alexander Tomasz, Rockefeller University, NY, USA. Alex Friedrich and Bert Niesters, Gröningen, The Netherlands. Uli Nübel, Wernigerode, Germany, Francois Balloux, London, UK, Rory Bowden, Oxford, UK.

Publications

Repeated introduction and spread of the MRSA clone t304/ST6 in Northern Europe

Bartels, M. D., Worning, P., Andersen, L. P., Bès, M., Enger, H., Ås, C. G., Hansen, T. A., Holzknecht, B. J., Larssen, K. W., Laurent, F., Mäkitalo, B., Pichon, B., Svartström, O. & Westh, H., 18 May 2020, In : Clinical Microbiology and Infection.

A Chlamydia trachomatis 23S rRNA G1523A variant escaping detection in the Aptima Combo 2 assay (Hologic) was widespread across Denmark in July-September 2019

Hadad, R., Skov Jensen, J., Westh, H., Grønbaek, I., Jessen Schwartz, L., Nielsen, L., Müller Vang, T., Nielsen, R., Sandborg Weinreich, L., Skov, M. N., Olsen, M., Kjølseth Møller, J., Kolmos, B., Unemo, M. & Hoffmann, S., 23 Mar 2020, In : APMIS - Journal of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology.

Association between vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium colonization and subsequent infection: a retrospective WGS study

Rubin, I. M. C., Pedersen, M. S., Mollerup, S., Kaya, H., Petersen, A. M., Westh, H. & Pinholt, M., 3 Mar 2020, In : The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy.

Core genome MLST as an essential tool in a high cost livestock associated MRSA CC398 hospital outbreak

Slott Jensen, M. L., Skov, M. N., Kristiansen, H. P., Toft, A., Lundgaard, H., Gumpert, H., Westh, H., Holm, A., Kolmos, H. J. & Kemp, M., 16 Dec 2019, In : The Journal of hospital infection.

Evolution and Global Transmission of a Multidrug-Resistant, Community-Associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Lineage from the Indian Subcontinent

Steinig, E. J., Duchene, S., Robinson, D. A., Monecke, S., Yokoyama, M., Laabei, M., Slickers, P., Andersson, P., Williamson, D., Kearns, A., Goering, R. V., Dickson, E., Ehricht, R., Ip, M., O'Sullivan, M. V. N., Coombs, G. W., Petersen, A., Brennan, G., Shore, A. C., Coleman, D. C., Pantosti, A., de Lencastre, H., Westh, H., Kobayashi, N., Heffernan, H., Strommenger, B., Layer, F., Weber, S., Aamot, H. V., Skakni, L., Peacock, S. J., Sarovich, D., Harris, S., Parkhill, J., Massey, R. C., Holden, M. T. G., Bentley, S. D. & Tong, S. Y. C., 26 Nov 2019, In : mBio. 10, 6, p. 1-20 20 p., e01105-19.

Resistance to piperacillin/tazobactam in Escherichia coli resulting from extensive IS26-associated gene amplification of blaTEM-1

Hansen, K. H., Andreasen, M. R., Pedersen, M. S., Westh, H., Jelsbak, L. & Schønning, K., 1 Nov 2019, In : The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy. 74, 11, p. 3179-3183 5 p.

Trends and prediction of antimicrobial susceptibility in urinary bacteria isolated in European emergency departments: the EuroUTI 2010-2016 Study

Westh, H., Pedersen, M. & EuroUTI 2010-2016 Study Group , 1 Oct 2019, In : The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy. 74, 10, p. 3069-3076 8 p.

Implications of identifying the recently defined members of the Staphylococcus aureus complex S. argenteus and S. schweitzeri: A position paper of members of the ESCMID Study Group for staphylococci and Staphylococcal Diseases (ESGS)

Becker, K., Schaumburg, F., Kearns, A., Larsen, A. R., Lindsay, J. A., Skov, R. L. & Westh, H., Sep 2019, In : Clinical microbiology and infection : the official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. 25, 9, p. 1064-1070 7 p.

Prevalence and treatment of group B streptococcus colonization based on risk factors versus intrapartum culture screening

Johansen, N. R., Kjærbye-Thygesen, A., Jønsson, S., Westh, H., Nilas, L. & Rørbye, C., Sep 2019, In : European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology. 240, p. 178-181 4 p.

Surveillance of vancomycin-resistant enterococci reveals shift in dominating clones and national spread of a vancomycin-variable vanA Enterococcus faecium ST1421-CT1134 clone, Denmark, 2015 to March 2019

Hammerum, A. M., Justesen, U. S., Pinholt, M., Roer, L., Kaya, H., Worning, P., Nygaard, S., Kemp, M., Clausen, M. E., Nielsen, K. L., Samulioniené, J., Kjærsgaard, M., Østergaard, C., Coia, J., Søndergaard, T. S., Gaini, S., Schønning, K., Westh, H., Hasman, H. & Holzknecht, B. J., Aug 2019, In : Eurosurveillance. 24, 34

WGS of 1058 Enterococcus faecium from Copenhagen, Denmark, reveals rapid clonal expansion of vancomycin-resistant clone ST80 combined with widespread dissemination of a vanA-containing plasmid and acquisition of a heterogeneous accessory genome

Pinholt, M., Bayliss, S. C., Gumpert, H., Worning, P., Jensen, V. V. S., Pedersen, M., Feil, E. J. & Westh, H., Jul 2019, In : The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy. 74, 7, p. 1776-1785 10 p.

Ceftriaxone-resistant Salmonella enterica serotype Typhi in a pregnant traveller returning from Karachi, Pakistan to Denmark, 2019

Engsbro, A. L., Riis Jespersen, H. S., Goldschmidt, M. I., Mollerup, S., Worning, P., Pedersen, M. S., Westh, H. & Schneider, U. V., 23 May 2019, In : Eurosurveillance. 24, 21

Eradicating MRSA carriage: the impact of throat carriage and Panton-Valentine leukocidin genes on success rates

Bagge, K., Benfield, T., Westh, H. & Bartels, M. D., Apr 2019, In : European journal of clinical microbiology & infectious diseases : official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology. 38, 4, p. 683-688 6 p.

Increased risk of Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia in hemodialysis-A nationwide study

Chaudry, M. S., Gislason, G. H., Kamper, A-L., Rix, M., Larsen, A. R., Petersen, A., Andersen, P. S., Skov, R. L., Fosbøl, E. L., Westh, H., Schønheyder, H. C., Benfield, T. L., Fowler, V. G., Torp-Pedersen, C. & Bruun, N. E., Apr 2019, In : Hemodialysis international. International Symposium on Home Hemodialysis. 23, 2, p. 230-238 9 p.

Evolution of the β-lactam-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae PMEN3 clone over a 30 year period in Barcelona, Spain

Càmara, J., Cubero, M., Martín-Galiano, A. J., García, E., Grau, I., Nielsen, J. B., Worning, P., Tubau, F., Pallarés, R., Domínguez, M. Á., Kilian, M., Liñares, J., Westh, H. & Ardanuy, C., Nov 2018, In : Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. 73, 11, p. 2941-2951

European external quality assessments for identification, molecular typing and characterization of Staphylococcus aureus

Study Group on Staphylococci and Staphylococcal Infections (ESGS) of ESCMID, 1 Oct 2018, In : The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy. 73, 10, p. 2662-2666

Update on prevalence and mechanisms of resistance to linezolid, tigecycline and daptomycin in enterococci in Europe: Towards a common nomenclature

Bender, J. K., Cattoir, V., Hegstad, K., Sadowy, E., Coque, T. M., Westh, H., Hammerum, A. M., Schaffer, K., Burns, K., Murchan, S., Novais, C., Freitas, A. R., Peixe, L., Del Grosso, M., Pantosti, A. & Werner, G., 1 Sep 2018, In : Drug resistance updates : reviews and commentaries in antimicrobial and anticancer chemotherapy. 40, p. 25-39 15 p.

A Sporadic Four-Year Hospital Outbreak of a ST97-IVa MRSA With Half of the Patients First Identified in the Community

Rubin, I. M., Hansen, T. A., Klingenberg, A. M., Petersen, A. M., Worning, P., Westh, H. & Bartels, M. D., 1 Aug 2018, In : Frontiers in Microbiology. 9, 1494

Emergence of a vancomycin-variable Enterococcus faecium ST1421 strain containing a deletion in vanX

Hansen, T. A., Pedersen, M. S., Nielsen, L. G., Ma, C. M. G., Søes, L. M., Worning, P., Østergaard, C., Westh, H., Pinholt, M. & Schønning, K., 1 Aug 2018, In : Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. 73, 11, p. 2936-2940

Analytical performance of the Hologic Aptima HBV Quant Assay and the COBAS Ampliprep/COBAS TaqMan HBV test v2.0 for the quantification of HBV DNA in plasma samples

Schønning, K., Johansen, K., Nielsen, L. G., Weis, N. & Westh, H., Jun 2018, In : Journal of clinical virology : the official publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology. 104, p. 83-88

Gonorrhoea

Tolstrup, J., Westh, H. & Vestergaard, T., 14 May 2018, In : Ugeskrift for Laeger. 180, 20

Clinical and analytical evaluation of the new Aptima Mycoplasma genitalium assay, with data on M. genitalium prevalence and antimicrobial resistance in M. genitalium in Denmark, Norway and Sweden in 2016

Unemo, M., Salado-Rasmussen, K., Hansen, M., Olsen, A. O., Falk, M., Golparian, D., Aasterød, M., Ringlander, J., Steczkó Nilsson, C., Sundqvist, M., Schønning, K., Moi, H., Westh, H. & Jensen, J. S., 1 May 2018, In : Clinical microbiology and infection : the official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. 24, 5, p. 533-539

Genomics-Based Identification of Microorganisms in Human Ocular Body Fluid

Kirstahler, P., Bjerrum, S. S., Friis-Møller, A., la Cour, M., Aarestrup, F. M., Westh, H. & Pamp, S. J., 1 May 2018, In : Scientific Reports. 8, 4126

Identification of a PVL-negative SCCmec-IVa sub-lineage of the methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus CC80 lineage: Understanding the clonal origin of CA-MRSA

Edslev, S. M., Westh, H. T., Andersen, P. S., Skov, R., Kobayashi, N., Bartels, M. D., Vandenesh, F., Petersen, A., Worning, P., Larsen, A. R. & Stegger, M., Mar 2018, In : Clinical microbiology and infection : the official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. 24, 3, p. 273-278

Use of a Regression Model to Study Host-Genomic Determinants of Phage Susceptibility in MRSA

Zschach, H., Larsen, M. V., Hasman, H., Westh, H., Nielsen, M., Międzybrodzki, R., Jończyk-Matysiak, E., Weber-Dąbrowska, B. & Górski, A., 1 Feb 2018, In : Antibiotics. 7, 1

Pelvic inflammatory disease risk following negative results from chlamydia nucleic acid amplification tests (NAATs) versus non-NAATs in Denmark: A retrospective cohort

Davies, B., Turner, K. M. E., Benfield, T., Frølund, M., Andersen, B., Westh, H., Ward, H. & Danish Chlamydia Study, 1 Jan 2018, In : PLOS Medicine. 15, 1

Gonorré

Tolstrup, J., Westh, H. & Vestergaard, T., 2018, In : Ugeskrift for Laeger. 180, p. 2-5

Susceptibility of vancomycin-resistant and -sensitive Enterococcus faecium obtained from Danish hospitals to benzalkonium chloride, chlorhexidine and hydrogen peroxide biocides

Alotaibi, S. M. I., Ayibiekea, A., Pedersen, A. F., Jakobsen, L., Pinholt, M., Gumpert, H., Hammerum, A. M., Westh, H. & Ingmer, H., 14 Nov 2017, In : Journal of Medical Microbiology. p. 1744 1751 p.

Signatures of cytoplasmic proteins in the exoproteome distinguish community- and hospital-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus USA300 lineages

Mekonnen, S. A., Palma Medina, L. M., Glasner, C., Tsompanidou, E., de Jong, A., Grasso, S., Schaffer, M., Mäder, U., Larsen, A. R., Gumpert, H., Westh, H., Völker, U., Otto, A., Becher, D. & van Dijl, J. M., 1 Oct 2017, In : Virulence. 8, 6, p. 891-907

Analytical and clinical performance of the Hologic Aptima HCV Quant Dx Assay for the quantification of HCV RNA in plasma samples

Schønning, K., Pedersen, M. S., Johansen, K., Landt, B., Nielsen, L. G., Weis, N. & Westh, H., Oct 2017, In : Journal of Virological Methods. 248, p. 159-165

Multidrug-resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae infection with ceftriaxone resistance and intermediate resistance to azithromycin, Denmark, 2017

Terkelsen, D., Tolstrup, J., Johnsen, C. H., Lund, O., Larsen, H. K., Worning, P., Unemo, M. & Westh, H., Oct 2017, In : Eurosurveillance. 22, 42

Genetic characterization confirms sporadic occurrence of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecalis in Copenhagen, Denmark

Holzknecht, B. J., Pinholt, M., Gumpert, H., Hammerum, A. M. & Westh, H., 1 Sep 2017, In : International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents. 50, 3, p. 501-502

Draft genome sequence of a Kluyvera intermedia isolate from a patient with a pancreatic abscess

Thele, R., Gumpert, H., Christensen, L. B., Worning, P., Schønning, K., Westh, H. & Arn Hansen, T., Sep 2017, In : Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance. 10, p. 1-2

RUCS: Rapid identification of PCR primers for unique core sequences

Thomsen, M. C. F., Hasman, H., Westh, H., Kaya, H. & Lund, O., 30 Aug 2017, In : Bioinformatics (Online). p. 3917 3921 p.

Emergence of vanA Enterococcus faecium in Denmark, 2005-15

Hammerum, A. M., Baig, S., Kamel, Y., Roer, L., Pinholt, M., Gumpert, H., Holzknecht, B., Røder, B., Justensen, U. S., Samulioniené, J., Kjærsgaard, M., Østergaard, C. M., Holm, A., Dzajic, E., Søndergaard, T. S., Gaini, S., Edquist, P., Alm, E., Lilje, B., Westh, H., Stegger, M. & Hasman, H., 1 Aug 2017, In : The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy. 72, 8, p. 2184-2190

Genome-wide-analyses of Listeria monocytogenes from food-processing plants reveals clonal diversity and dates the emergence of persisting sequence types

Knudsen, G. M., Nielsen, J. B., Marvig, R. L., Ng, Y., Worning, P., Westh, H. & Gram, L., 1 Aug 2017, In : Environmental Microbiology. 9, 4, p. 428-440

Erratum to: Evaluating next-generation sequencing for direct clinical diagnostics in diarrhoeal disease

Joensen, K. G., Engsbro, A. L. Ø., Lukjancenko, O., Kaas, R. S., Lund, O., Westh, H. & Aarestrup, F. M., 1 Jul 2017

Evaluating next-generation sequencing for direct clinical diagnostics in diarrhoeal disease

Joensen, K. G., Engsbro, A. L. Ø., Lukjancenko, O., Kaas, R. S., Lund, O., Westh, H. & Aarestrup, F. M., 1 Jul 2017, In : European journal of clinical microbiology & infectious diseases : official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology. 36, 7, p. 1325-1338

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus emerged long before the introduction of methicillin into clinical practice

Harkins, C. P., Pichon, B., Doumith, M., Parkhill, J., Westh, H., Tomasz, A., de Lencastre, H., Bentley, S. D., Kearns, A. M. & Holden, M. T. G., 1 Jul 2017, In : Genome Biology (Online Edition). 18, 1, p. 130

Evolutionary origin of the staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec (SCCmec)

Rolo, J., Worning, P., Nielsen, J. B., Bowden, R., Bouchami, O., Damborg, P. P., Guardabassi, L., Perreten, V., Tomasz, A., Westh, H., de Lencastre, H. & Miragaia, M., 1 Jun 2017, In : Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. 61, 6, p. 1-16 e02302-16.

Comparison of the Hologic Aptima HIV-1 Quant Dx Assay to the Roche COBAS Ampliprep/COBAS TaqMan HIV-1 Test v2.0 for the quantification of HIV-1 RNA in plasma samples

Schønning, K., Johansen, K., Landt, B., Benfield, T. & Westh, H., 1 May 2017, In : Journal of clinical virology : the official publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology. 92, p. 14-19

Evidence for the evolutionary steps leading to mecA-mediated β-lactam resistance in staphylococci

Rolo, J., Worning, P., Boye Nielsen, J., Sobral, R., Bowden, R., Bouchami, O., Damborg, P. P., Guardabassi, L., Perreten, V., Westh, H., Tomasz, A., de Lencastre, H. & Miragaia, M., 1 Apr 2017, In : P L o S Genetics. 13, 4, p. 1-22 e1006674.

Comparison of the population excess fraction of Chlamydia trachomatis infection on pelvic inflammatory disease at 12-months in the presence and absence of chlamydia testing and treatment: Systematic review and retrospective cohort analysis

Davies, B., Turner, K. M. E., Leung, S., Yu, B. N., Frølund, M., Benfield, T., Blanchard, J., Westh, H. & Ward, H., 1 Feb 2017, In : P L o S One. 12, 2

Determination of Elizabethkingia Diversity by MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometry and Whole-Genome Sequencing

Eriksen, H. B., Gumpert, H., Faurholt, C. H. & Westh, H., Feb 2017, In : Emerging Infectious Diseases (Print Edition). 23, 2, p. 320-323 4 p.

Genomic analysis of 495 vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium reveals broad dissemination of a vanA plasmid in more than 19 clones from Copenhagen, Denmark

Pinholt, M., Gumpert, H., Bayliss, S., Nielsen, J. B., Vorobieva, V., Pedersen, M., Feil, E., Worning, P. & Westh, H., 2017, In : The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy. 72, 1, p. 40-47

Staphylococcal aureus Enterotoxin C and Enterotoxin-Like L Associated with Post-partum Mastitis

Franck, K. T., Gumpert, H., Olesen, B., Larsen, A. R., Petersen, A., Bangsborg, J., Albertsen, P., Westh, H. & Bartels, M. D., 2017, In : Frontiers in Microbiology. 8, p. 173 5 p.

Whole Genome Sequencing of Danish Staphylococcus argenteus Reveals a Genetically Diverse Collection with Clear Separation from Staphylococcus aureus

Hansen, T. A., Bartels, M. D., Høgh, S. V., Dons, L. E., Pedersen, M., Jensen, T. G., Kemp, M., Skov, M. N., Gumpert, H., Worning, P. & Westh, H., 2017, In : Frontiers in Microbiology. 8, p. 1512

Dansk stafylokokovervågning og - forskning 1955-2015

Westh, H., Skov, R., Kolmos, H. J. & Rosdahl, V. T., Dec 2016, In : Bibliotek for Laeger. p. 425 11 p.

Novel pathways for ameliorating the fitness cost of gentamicin resistant small colony variants

Vestergaard, M., Paulander, W. E. A., Leng, B., Nielsen, J. B., Westh, H. & Ingmer, H., 22 Nov 2016, In : Frontiers in Microbiology. 7, NOV, 1866.

Bacterial viruses enable their host to acquire antibiotic resistance genes from neighbouring cells

Haaber, J., Leisner, J. J., Cohn, M. T., Catalan-Moreno, A., Nielsen, J. B., Westh, H., Penadés, J. R. & Ingmer, H., 7 Nov 2016, In : Nature Communications. 7, p. 13333

Risk of reproductive complications following chlamydia testing: a population-based retrospective cohort study in Denmark

Davies, B. J. V., Turner, K. M. E., Frølund, M., Ward, H., May, M. T., Rasmussen, S., Benfield, T., Westh, H. & Danish Chlamydia Study Group, Sep 2016, In : Lancet Infectious Diseases. 16, 9, p. 1057-1064

Fatal Septicemia Linked to Transmission of MRSA Clonal Complex 398 in Hospital and Nursing Home, Denmark

Nielsen, R. T., Kemp, M., Holm, A., Skov, M. N., Detlefsen, M., Hasman, H., Aarestrup, F. M., Kaas, R. S., Nielsen, J. B., Westh, H. & Kolmos, H. J., May 2016, In : Emerging Infectious Diseases (Online). 22, 5, p. 900-2 3 p.

Erratum for Gudeta et al., The Soil Microbiota Harbors a Diversity of Carbapenem-Hydrolyzing β-Lactamases of Potential Clinical Relevance

Gudeta, D. D., Bortolaia, V., Amos, G., Wellington, E. M. H., Brandt, K. K., Poirel, L., Nielsen, J. B., Westh, H. & Guardabassi, L., Apr 2016

Evidence for Human Adaptation and Foodborne Transmission of Livestock-Associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus

Larsen, J., Stegger, M., Andersen, P. S., Petersen, A., Larsen, A. R., Westh, H., Agersø, Y., Fetsch, A., Kraushaar, B., Käsbohrer, A., Feβler, A. T., Schwarz, S., Cuny, C., Witte, W., Butaye, P., Denis, O., Haenni, M., Madec, J-Y., Jouy, E., Laurent, F., Battisti, A., Franco, A., Alba, P., Mammina, C., Pantosti, A., Monaco, M., Wagenaar, J. A., de Boer, E., van Duijkeren, E., Heck, M., Domínguez, L., Torres, C., Zarazaga, M., Price, L. B. & Skov, R. L., 2016, In : Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. 63, 10, p. 1349-1352

Hospital-acquired vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium in Denmark

Pinholt, M. & Westh, H., 2016

Sexually transmitted infections and use of contraceptives in women living with HIV in Denmark - the SHADE cohort

Thorsteinsson, K., Ladelund, S., Storgaard, M., Rønsholt, F. F., Johansen, I. S., Pedersen, G., Nielsen, L. N., Bonde, J., Westh, H., Obel, N., Katzenstein, T. L. & Lebech, A-M., 2016, In : B M C Infectious Diseases. 16, 1, p. 81 11 p.

The Soil Microbiota Harbors a Diversity of Carbapenem-Hydrolyzing ß-Lactamases of Potential Clinical Relevance

Gudeta, D. D., Bortolaia, V., Amos, G., Wellington, E. M. H., Brandt, K. K., Poirel, L., Nielsen, J. B., Westh, H. & Guardabassi, L., 19 Oct 2015, In : Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. p. 151-160 9 p.

A core genome MLST scheme for high-resolution typing of Enterococcus faecium

de Been, M., Pinholt, M., Top, J., Bletz, S., Mellmann, A., van Schaik, W., Brouwer, E., Rogers, M., Kraat, Y., Bonten, M., Corander, J., Westh, H., Harmsen, D. & Willems, R. J. L., 23 Sep 2015, In : Journal of Clinical Microbiology.

Multiple hospital outbreaks of vanA Enterococcus faecium in Denmark, 2012-13, investigated by WGS, MLST and PFGE

Pinholt, M., Larner-Svensson, H., Littauer, P., Moser, C. E., Pedersen, M., Lemming, L. E., Ejlertsen, T., Søndergaard, T. S., Holzknecht, B. J., Justesen, U. S., Dzajic, E., Olsen, S. S., Nielsen, J. B., Worning, P., Hammerum, A. M., Westh, H. & Jakobsen, L., Sep 2015, In : The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy. 70, 9, p. 2474-82 9 p.

Screening for MRSA på danske hospitaler - virker det?

Westh, H., 6 Jul 2015, In : Ugeskrift for Laeger.

The New Macrolide-Lincosamide-Streptogramin B Resistance Gene erm(45) Is Located within a Genomic Island in Staphylococcus fleurettii

Wipf, J. R. K., Schwendener, S., Nielsen, J. B., Westh, H. & Perreten, V., Jun 2015, In : Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. 59, 6, p. 3578-81 4 p.

Increased risk of arterial thromboembolic events after Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia: A matched cohort study

Mejer, N., Gotland, N., Uhre, M. L., Westh, H., Schønheyder, H. C., Petersen, A., Jensen, A. G., Larsen, A. R., Skov, R., Benfield, T. & Danish Staphylococcal Bacteremia Study Group, 29 Apr 2015, In : Journal of Infection. p. 167-178 11 p.

Staphylococcus aureus spa type t437: identification of the most dominant community-associated clone from Asia across Europe

Glasner, C., Pluister, G., Westh, H., Arends, J. P., Empel, J., Giles, E., Laurent, F., Layer, F., Marstein, L., Matussek, A., Mellmann, A., Pérez-Vásquez, M., Ungvári, E., Yan, X., Žemličková, H., Grundmann, H. & van Dijl, J. M., Feb 2015, In : Clinical microbiology and infection : the official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. 21, 2, p. 163.e1-8

Core Genome Multilocus Sequence Typing Scheme for High-resolution Typing of Enterococcus faecium

de Been, M., Pinholt, M., Top, J., Bletz, S., Mellmann, A., van Schaik, W., Brouwer, E., Rogers, M., Kraat, Y., Bonten, M., Corander, J., Westh, H., Harmsen, D. & Willems, R. J. L., 2015, In : Journal of Clinical Microbiology. p. 3788-3797 9 p.

Monitoring meticillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus and its spread in Copenhagen, Denmark, 2013, through routine whole genome sequencing

Bartels, M. D., Larner-Svensson, H., Meiniche, H., Kristoffersen, K. L., Schonning, K., Nielsen, J. B., Rohde, S. M., Christensen, L. B., Skibsted, A., Jarlov, J. O., Johansen, H. K., Andersen, L. P., Petersen, I. S., Crook, D. W., Bowden, R., Boye, K., Worning, P. & Westh, H., 2015, In : Eurosurveillance (Online Edition). 20, 17

Detection of mecC methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus with a semi-selective enrichment broth

Ekenberg, C., Boye, K., Schønning, K., Westh, H. & Lisby, J. G., Oct 2014, In : The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy. 69, 10, p. 2864

Insights into alpha-hemolysin (Hla) evolution and expression among Staphylococcus aureus clones with hospital and community origin

Tavares, A., Nielsen, J. B., Boye, K., Rohde, S., Paulo, A. C., Westh, H., Schønning, K., de Lencastre, H. & Miragaia, M., Jul 2014, In : P L o S One. 9, 7, p. e98634

Fuldgenomsekventering af mikroorganismer: et nyt værktøj i klinisk mikrobiologi

Bartels, M. D., Nielsen, X. C., Christensen, J. J. & Westh, H., 2 Jun 2014, In : Ugeskrift for læger.

Increased risk of venous thromboembolism within the first year after Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia: a nationwide observational matched cohort study

Mejer, N., Westh, H., Schønheyder, H. C., Jensen, A. G., Larsen, A. R., Skov, R. & Benfield, T., Apr 2014, In : Journal of Internal Medicine. 275, 4, p. 387-397 10 p.

Nasal carriage of methicillin resistant staphylococci

Faria, N. A., Conceição, T., Miragaia, M., Bartels, M. D., de Lencastre, H. & Westh, H., Apr 2014, In : Microbial drug resistance (Larchmont, N.Y.). 20, 2, p. 108-17 10 p.

Evolution of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus towards increasing resistance

Strommenger, B., Bartels, M. D., Kurt, K., Layer, F., Rohde, S. M., Boye, K., Westh, H., Witte, W., de Lencastre, H. & Nübel, U., Mar 2014, In : Journal of Antimicrobial Chemother.. 69, 3, p. 616-622 6 p.

Comparing Whole-Genome Sequencing with Sanger Sequencing for spa Typing of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus

Bartels, M. D., Petersen, A., Worning, P., Nielsen, J. B., Larner-Svensson, H., Johansen, H. K., Andersen, L. P., Jarløv, J. O., Boye, K., Larsen, A. R. & Westh, H., 2014, In : Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 52, 12, p. 4305-8 4 p.

Recently introduced qacA/B genes in Staphylococcus epidermidis do not increase chlorhexidine MIC/MBC

Skovgaard, S., Larsen, M. H., Nielsen, L. N., Skov, R. L., Wong, C., Westh, H. & Ingmer, H., Oct 2013, In : Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. 68, 10, p. 2226-2233 8 p.

A nationwide study of comorbidity and risk of reinfection after Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia

Wiese, L., Mejer, N., Schønheyder, H. C., Westh, H., Jensen, A. G., Larsen, A. R., Skov, R. & Benfield, T., Sep 2013, In : Journal of Infection. 67, 3, p. 199-205 7 p.

Staphylococcus aureus but not Listeria monocytogenes adapt to triclosan and adaptation correlates with increased fabI expression and agr deficiency

Nielsen, L. N., Larsen, M. H., Skovgaard, S., Kastbjerg, V. G., Westh, H., Gram, L. & Ingmer, H., 30 Jul 2013, In : BMC Microbiology. 13, 1, p. 177

Complete Genome Sequence of Staphylococcus aureus Strain M1, a Unique t024-ST8-IVa Danish Methicillin-Resistant S. aureus Clone.

Larner-Svensson, H., Worning, P., Bartels, M. D., Hestbjerg Hansen, L., Boye, K. & Westh, H., May 2013, In : Genome announcement. 1, 3, p. 1-2 2 p., e00336-13.

A genomic portrait of the emergence, evolution, and global spread of a methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus pandemic

Holden, M. T. G., Hsu, L-Y., Kurt, K., Weinert, L. A., Mather, A. E., Harris, S. R., Strommenger, B., Layer, F., Witte, W., de Lencastre, H., Skov, R., Westh, H., Zemlicková, H., Coombs, G., Kearns, A. M., Hill, R. L. R., Edgeworth, J., Gould, I., Gant, V., Cooke, J., Edwards, G. F., McAdam, P. R., Templeton, K. E., McCann, A., Zhou, Z., Castillo-Ramírez, S., Feil, E. J., Hudson, L. O., Enright, M. C., Balloux, F., Aanensen, D. M., Spratt, B. G., Fitzgerald, J. R., Parkhill, J., Achtman, M., Bentley, S. D. & Nübel, U., Apr 2013, In : Cytogenetic and Genome Research. 23, 4, p. 653-64 12 p.

A microbiological evaluation of level of disinfection for flexible cystoscopes protected by disposable endosheaths

Jørgensen, P. H., Slotsbjerg, T., Westh, H., Buitenhuis, V. & Hermann, G. G., 2013, In : B M C Urology. 13, p. 46

Associations between dru Types and SCCmec Cassettes

Bartels, M. D., Boye, K., Oliveira, D. C., Worning, P., Goering, R. & Westh, H., 2013, In : P L o S One. 8, 4, p. e61860

First outbreak with MRSA in a danish neonatal intensive care unit: risk factors and control procedures

Ramsing, B. G. U., Arpi, M., Andersen, E. A., Knabe, N., Mogensen, D., Buhl, D., Westh, H. & Andersen, C. Ø., 2013, In : P L o S One. 8, 6, p. e66904

Staphylococcus epidermidis Isolated in 1965 Are More Susceptible to Triclosan than Current Isolates

Skovgaard, S., Nielsen, L. N., Larsen, M. H., Skov, R. L., Ingmer, H. & Westh, H., 2013, In : P L o S One. 8, 4, p. e62197

Phylogeographic variation in recombination rates within a global clone of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)

Castillo-Ramirez, S., Corander, J., Marttinen, P., Aldeljawi, M., Hanage, W. P., Westh, H., Boye, K., Gulay, Z., Bentley, S. D., Parkhill, J., Holden, M. T. & Feil, E. J., 27 Dec 2012, In : Genome Biology (Online Edition). 13, 12, p. R126

Stable incidence and continued improvement in short term mortality of Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia between 1995 and 2008

Mejer, N., Westh, H., Schønheyder, H. C., Jensen, A., Larsen, A. R., Skov, R., Benfield, T. & Danish Staphylococcal Bacteraemia Study Group, 17 Oct 2012, In : B M C Infectious Diseases. 12, p. 260

Guidelines for reporting novel mecA gene homologues

Ito, T., Hiramatsu, K., Tomasz, A., de Lencastre, H., Perreten, V., Holden, M. T. G., Coleman, D. C., Goering, R., Giffard, P. M., Skov, R. L., Zhang, K., Westh, H., O'Brien, F., Tenover, F. C., Oliveira, D. C., Boyle-Vavra, S., Laurent, F., Kearns, A. M., Kreiswirth, B., Ko, K. S., Grundmann, H., Sollid, J. E., John, J. F., Daum, R., Soderquist, B., Buist, G. & International Working Group on the Classification of Staphylococcal Cassette Chromosome Elements (IWG-SCC), 6 Aug 2012, In : Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. 56, 10, p. 4997-9 3 p.

Nosocomial transmission of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Danish Hospitals

Hetem, D. J., Westh, H., Boye, K., Jarløv, J. O., Bonten, M. J. M. & Bootsma, M. C. J., 20 Apr 2012, In : Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. 67, 7, p. 1775-80 6 p.

Basisbog i Diagnostiske Fag

Thomsen, H. S., Dziegiel, M. H. (ed.), Hellebek, A. (ed.), Højgaard, L., Nordestgaard, B. G., Poulsen, H. E., Schrøder, H. D., Skovby, F. & Westh, H., 2012, København.

Genital and extra-genital screening for gonorrhoea using the BD Probetec ET system with an in-house PCR method targeting the porA pseudogene as confirmatory test

Skovgaard, S., Larsen, H. K., Sand, C., Friis-Møller, A., Schønning, K., Jensen, J. S. & Westh, H., 2012, In : Acta Dermato Venereologica. 92, 1, p. 45-9 5 p.

High genetic diversity among community-associated Staphylococcus aureus in Europe: results from a multicenter study

Rolo, J., Miragaia, M., Turlej-Rogacka, A., Empel, J., Bouchami, O., Faria, N. A., Tavares, A., Hryniewicz, W., Fluit, A. C., de Lencastre, H., CONCORD Working Group & Westh, H., 2012, In : P L o S One. 7, 4, p. e34768

Klinisk Mikrobiologi og infektionshygiejne

Westh, H., Knudsen, I. J. D. & Kolmos, H. J., 2012, Basisbog i diagnostiske fag. Munksgård Danmark

Meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA): global epidemiology and harmonisation of typing methods

Stefani, S., Chung, D. R., Lindsay, J. A., Friedrich, A. W., Kearns, A. M., Westh, H. & Mackenzie, F. M., 2012, In : International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents. 39, 4, p. 273-82 10 p.

An unexpected location of the arginine catabolic mobile element (ACME) in a USA300-related MRSA strain

Bartels, M. D., Hansen, L. H., Boye, K., Sørensen, S. & Westh, H., 2011, In : P L o S One. 6, 1, p. e16193

Molecular detection of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae.

Westh, H., Møller, J. K., Hermann, B. & Jensen, J. S., 2011, Molecular Microbiology: Diagnostic Principles and Practice. 2nd Edition ed. p. 383-96

Structural variations of staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec type IVa in Staphylococcus aureus clonal complex 8 and unrelated lineages

Damborg, P. P., Bartels, M. D., Boye, K., Guardabassi, L. & Westh, H., 2011, In : Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. 55, 8, p. 3932-5 4 p.

A novel FRET pair for detection of parallel DNA triplexes by the LightCycler

Schneider, U. V., Severinsen, J. K., Géci, I., Okkels, L. M., Jøhnk, N., Mikkelsen, N. D., Klinge, T., Pedersen, E. B., Westh, H. & Lisby, G., 2010, In : BMC Biotechnology. 10, p. 4

A timescale for evolution, population expansion, and spatial spread of an emerging clone of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

Nübel, U., Dordel, J., Kurt, K., Strommenger, B., Westh, H., Shukla, S. K., Zemlicková, H., Leblois, R., Wirth, T., Jombart, T., Balloux, F. & Witte, W., 2010, In : PLoS pathogens. 6, 4, p. 6(4)

Changing epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Iceland from 2000 to 2008: a challenge to current guidelines

Holzknecht, B. J., Hardardottir, H., Haraldsson, G. H., Westh, H., Valsdottir, F., Boye, K., Karlsson, H. S., Kristinsson, K. & Gudlaugsson, O., 2010, In : Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 48, 11, p. 4221-7 6 p.

Growth phase-dependent regulation of the global virulence regulator Rot in clinical isolates of Staphylococcus aureus.

Jelsbak, L., Hemmingsen, L., Donat, S., Ohlsen, K., Boye, K., Westh, H., Ingmer, H. & Frees, D., 2010, In : International Journal of Medical Microbiology. 300, 4, p. 229-36 8 p.

Optimal design of parallel triplex forming oligonucleotides containing Twisted Intercalating Nucleic Acids--TINA

Schneider, U. V., Mikkelsen, N. D., Jøhnk, N., Okkels, L. M., Westh, H. & Lisby, G., 2010, In : Nucleic Acids Research. 38, 13, p. 4394-403 9 p.

Rise and subsequent decline of community-associated methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus ST30-IVc in Copenhagen, Denmark through an effective search and destroy policy

Bartels, M. D., Kristoffersen, K., Boye, K. & Westh, H., 2010, In : Clinical Microbiology and Infection . 16, 1, p. 78-83 5 p.

Semi-selective broth improves screening for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

Böcher, S., Middendorf, B., Westh, H., Mellmann, A., Becker, K., Skov, R. & Friedrich, AW., 2010, In : Journal of Antimicrobial Chemother.. 65, 4, p. 717:20 4 p.

Variations in spa types found in consecutive MRSA isolates from the same patients

Boye, K. & Westh, H., 2010, In : FEMS Microbiology Letters. 314, 1, p. 101-5 4 p.

A common variant of staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec type IVa in isolates from Copenhagen, Denmark, is not detected by the BD GeneOhm methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus assay

Bartels, M. D., Boye, K., Rohde, S. M., Larsen, A. R., Torfs, H., Bouchy, P., Skov, R. & Westh, H., 2009, In : Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 47, 5, p. 1524-7 3 p.

Multiplex real-time PCR and blood culture for identification of bloodstream pathogens in patients with suspected sepsis

Westh, H., Lisby, G., Breysse, F., Böddinghaus, B., Chomarat, M., Gant, V., Goglio, A., Raglio, A., Schuster, H., Stuber, F., Wissing, H. & Hoeft, A., 2009, In : Clinical Microbiology and Infection. 15, 6, p. 544-51 8 p.

Non-spa-typeable clinical Staphylococcus aureus strains are naturally occurring protein A mutants

Baum, C., Haslinger-Löffler, B., Westh, H., Boye, K., Peters, G., Neumann, C. & Kahl, B. C., 2009, In : Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 47, 11, p. 3624-9 5 p.

Two distinct clones of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) with the same USA300 pulsed-field gel electrophoresis profile: a potential pitfall for identification of USA300 community-associated MRSA

Larsen, A. R., Goering, R., Stegger, M., Lindsay, J. A., Gould, K. A., Hinds, J., Sørum, M., Westh, H., Boye, K. & Skov, R., 2009, In : Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 47, 11, p. 3765-8 3 p.

Environmental meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) disinfection using dry-mist-generated hydrogen peroxide

Bartels, M. D., Kristoffersen, K. L., Slotsbjerg, T. D., Rohde, S. M., Lundgren, B. & Westh, H., 2008, In : Journal of Hospital Infection. 70, p. 35-41

Frequent emergence and limited geographic dispersal of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

Nübel, U., Roumagnac, P., Feldkamp, M., Song, J-H., Ko, K. S., Huang, Y-C., Coombs, G., Ip, M., Westh, H., Skov, R., Struelens, M. J., Goering, R. V., Strommenger, B., Weller, A., Witte, W. & Achtman, M., 2008, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 105, 37, p. 14130-5 5 p.

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in hospitals in Tbilisi, the Republic of Georgia, are variants of the Brazilian clone

Bartels, M. D., Nanuashvili, A., Boye, K., Rohde, S. M., Jashiashvili, N., Faria, N., Kereselidze, M., Kharebava, S. & Westh, H., 2008, In : European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases. 27, 8, p. 757-60

A new multiplex PCR for easy screening of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus SCCmec types I-V

Boye, K., Bartels, M. D., Andersen, I. S., Moeller, J. A. & Westh, H., 2007, In : Clinical Microbiology and Infection. 13, 7, p. 725-7 3 p.

Changing epidemiology of pediatric Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia in Denmark from 1971 through 2000.

Frederiksen, M. S., Espersen, F., Frimodt-Møller, N., Jensen, A. G., Larsen, A. R., Pallesen, L. V., Skov, R., Westh, H., Skinhøj, P. & Benfield, T., 2007, In : The Pediatric infectious disease journal. 26, 5, p. 398-405 7 p.

Characterisation, dissemination and persistence of gentamicin resistant scherichia coli from a Danish university hospital to the waste water environment.

Jakobsen, L., Sandvang, D., Hansen, LH., Bagger-Skjøt, L., Westh, H., Jørgensen, C., Hansen, DS., Monnet, DL., Pedersen, BM., Frimodt-Møller, N., Sørensen, SJ. & Hammerum, AM., 2007, In : Environment International. 34, 1, p. 108-15 7 p.

Increasing incidence but decreasing in-hospital mortality of adult Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia between 1981 and 2000.

Benfield, T., Espersen, F., Frimodt-Møller, N., Jensen, AG., Larsen, A. R., Pallesen, L. V., Skov, R., Westh, H. & Skinhøj, P., 2007, In : Clinical Microbiology and Infection. 13, 3, p. 257-63 6 p.

Primary pneumocystis infection in infants hospitalized with acute respiratory tract infection.

Larsen, H. H., von Linstow, M-L., Lundgren, B., Høgh, B., Westh, H. & Lundgren, J. D., 2007, In : Emerging Infectious Diseases (Print Edition). 13, 1, p. 66-72 6 p.

Rapid increase of genetically diverse methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Copenhagen, Denmark

Bartels, M. D., Boye, K., Rhod Larsen, A., Skov, R. & Westh, H., 2007, In : Emerging Infectious Diseases (Print Edition). 13, 10, p. 1533-40 7 p.

A European Laboratory Network on Sequence Based Typing of Microbial Pathogens

Friedrich, AW., Witte, W., Harmsen, D., Lancastre, H. D., Hryniewicz, W., Scheres, J. & Westh, H., 2006, In : Eurourveillance : bulletin européen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin. 11, 11

A European-wide Certification Trial for Sequence-based Typing of Microbial Pathogens. and the SeqNet Org Participants SeqNet Org.

Friedrich, AW., Mellmann, A., Witte, W., Harmsen, D., Lencastre, H. D., Hryniewicz, W., Scheres, J. & Westh, H., 2006.

A Multiplex PCR for Easy Screening of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus SCCmec types I to V

Boye, K., Bartels, M. D., Larsen, AR. & Westh, H., 2006.

A New Computer Software for Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus typing based on Spa-sequencing: Comparison to MLST.

Boye, K., Bartels, M. D., Mellmann, A., Harmsen, D. & Westh, H., 2006.

An Effort to Eradicate the CA-MRSA Clone t019-st30 in Copenhagen, Denmark

Bartels, M. D., Kristoffersen, K. L., Boye, K. & Westh, H., 2006.

Basics of Diagnostic PCR Assay Design

Høgh, M., Westh, H. & Lisby, J. G., 2006.

Clonal Spread of Staphylococcus aureus with Reduced Susceptibility to Oxacillin in a Dermatological Hospital Unit

Thomsen, MK., Rasmussen, M., Fuursted, K., Westh, H., Pedersen, LN., Deuleran, M. & Moller, JK., 2006, In : Acta Dermato Venereologica. 86, 3, p. 230-4

Diagnosis of Pneumocystis Pneumonia in Patients with Hematologic Malignancies: Microscopy versus PCR.

Larsen, HH., Westh, H., Bergmann, OJ., Jarløv, JO., Jensen, JS. & Lundgren, J. D., 2006.

Epidemic Increase in Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Copenhagen.

Westh, H., Boye, K., Bartels, M. D., Kristoffersen, K. L., Bergen, L., Havstreym, J., Bagersted, J., Petersen, IS., Lester, A., Lisby, J. G., Friis-Møller, A., Knudsen, I. J. D., Slotsbjerg, T. & Lundgren, B., 2006, In : Ugeskr Laeger. 168, 7, p. 671-673

Evaluation of Real-time PCR as a Rapid Method to Detect Carriage of Methicillin-Resistent S. aureus in the Investigation of a ST30 outbreak.

Bartels, M. D., Kristoffersen, K. L., Boye, K. & Westh, H., 2006.

Evaluation of SeptiFast - a new commercially available broad-range real-time PCR assay for detection of bacteria and fungi in blood.

Lisby, J. G. & Westh, H., 2006.

Evaluation of Sterinis® in Eliminating MRSA from the Hospital Enviroment and a Private Home.

Kristoffersen, K. L., Bartels, M. D., Slotsbjerg, T. D., Rohde, S. M., Lundgren, B. & Westh, H., 2006.

Excretion patterns of human metapneumovirus and respiratory syncytial virus among young children

von Linstow, M-L., Eugen-Olsen, J., Koch, A., Winther, T. N., Westh, H. & Hogh, B., 2006, In : Eur J Med Res. 11, 8, p. 329-335 7 p.

High Interlaboratory Reprocucibility of DNA Sequence-based Typing of Bacteria in a Multicenter Study

Sousa, MA. D., Boye, K., Lencastre, H. D., Deplano, A., Enright, MC., Etienne, J., Friedrich, A., Harmsen, D., Holmes, A., Huijsdens, X., Kearns, AM., Mellmann, A., Meugnier, H., Rasheed, JK., Spalburg, E., Strommenger, B., Struelens, MJ., Tenover, FC., Thomas, J., Vogel, U., Westh, H., Xu, J. & Witte, W., 2006, In : Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 44, p. 619-21

Latent tuberculosis in HIV positive, diagnosed by the M. tuberculosis specific interferon-gamma test

Brock, I., Ruhwald, M., Lundgren, B., Westh, H., Mathiesen, L. R. & Ravn, P., 2006, In : Resp Res. 7, p. 56

MRSA in Copenhagen - from detection to eradication.

Boye, K., Bartels, M. D., Kristoffersen, K. L., Rohde, S. M., Slotsbjerg, T. D. & Westh, H., 2006.

Non spa-typable Staphylococcus aureus strains are naturally occurring protein a mutants.

Wôrmann, C., Fischer, A., Westh, H., Boye, K., Peters, G. & Kahl, BC., 2006.

Origins and Evolution of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Clonal Lineages.

Gomes, AR., Westh, H. & Lancastre, H. D., 2006, In : Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. 50, 10, p. 3237-44

Point Mutations in Respiratory Synytial Virus Detected by LightCycler PCR and Melting Curve Analysis-

Germer, U., Nielsen, L., Boye, K. & Westh, H., 2006.

Primary Pneumocystis Infection in Children Hospitalized with Acute Respiratory Tract Infection

Larsen, HH., Linstow, ML. V., Lundgren, B., Høgh, B., Westh, H. & Lundgren, JD., 2006.

Primary Pneumocystis Infection in Infants Hospitalized with Acute RespiratoryTract Infection.

Larsen, HH., von Linstow, M-L., Lundgren, B., Høgh, B., Westh, H. & Lundgren, JD., 2006.

Rapid Identification of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus using S. aureus EVIGENE™ and MRSA EVIGENE™.

Larsen, AR., Westh, H., Holt, M. & Madsen, KG., 2006.

Rule-out Staphylococcus, including MRSA, directly form primary nasal swab cultures using S. aureus PNA FISH.

Madsen, KG., Bartels, M. D., Shephard, JR., Stender, H., Friis-Møller, A. & Westh, H., 2006.

suPar baseline levels in children at time of ART initiation is predictive of treatment efficacy.

Eugen-Olsen, J., Nuttall, J., Hansen, R. R., Westh, H., Hussey, GD. & Eley, B., 2006.

An outbreak of borderline oxacillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (BORSA) in a dermatological unit.

Balslev, U., Bremmelgaard, A., Svejgaard, E., Havstreym, J. & Westh, H., 2005, In : Microbial Drug Resistance. 11, 1, p. 78-81 4 p.

An international multicenter study of antimicrobial consumption and resistance in Staphylococcus aureus isolates from 15 hospitals in 14 countries.

Westh, H. T., Zinn, C. S. & Rosdahl, V. T., 2004, In : Microbial Drug Resistance. 10, 2, p. 169-176 8 p.

Human metapneumovirus and respiratory syncytial virus in hospitalized danish children with acute respiratory tract infection.

von Linstow, M-L., Henrik Larsen, H., Koch, A., Eugen-Olsen, J., Nordmann Winther, T., Meyer, A-M., Westh, H. T., Lundgren, B., Melbye, M. & Høgh, B., 2004, In : Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases. 36, 8, p. 578-584 7 p.

Comparison of the Becton Dickinson strand displacement amplification and Cobas Amplicor Roche PCR for the detection of Chlamydia trachomatis: pooling versus individual tests.

Bang, D., Angelsø, L., Schirakow, B. & Westh, H. T., 2003, In : Clinical Microbiology and Infection. 9, 10, p. 1020-1023 4 p.

Large-scale testing of women in Copenhagen has not reduced the prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis infections.

Westh, H. T. & Kolmos, H. J., 2003, In : Clinical Microbiology and Infection. 9, 7, p. 619-624 6 p.

Ny virusforskning bekraefter, at den amerikanske indianerbefolkning er migreret fra Asien.

Westh, H. T. & Kolmos, H. J., 1999, In : Ugeskr Laeger. 161, 11, p. 0-0 1616 p.

Projects

Sepsis: Prognosis and evalucation of early diagnosis and intervention

Kofoed, K., Andersen, O., Eugen-Olsen, J., Larsen, K., Nielsen, J. O., Kronborg, G., Lisby, J. G., Westh, H., Knudsen, J. D., Fenger, M., Carl, P., Østergaard, M., Ellekilde, G. E., Bendtsen, F., Andresen, L. & Mogensen, T.

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