Research Report for the year 2019

Scientific publications

Journal Articles:
  • Fecker J, Schumacher M, Ohneberg K, Wolkewitz M: Correction of Survival Bias in a Study About Increased Mortality of Heads of Government. Am Stat, 2019 (online): 1537-2731. :
  • Gomila A, Carratalà J, Eliakim-Raz N, Shaw E, Tebé C, Wolkewitz M, Wiegand I, Grier S, Vank C, Cuperus N, Van den Heuvel L, Vuong C, MacGowan A, Leibovici L, Addy I, Pujol M, & on behalf of RESCUING Study Group, Study Sites: Clinical outcomes of hospitalised patients with catheter-associated urinary tract infection in countries with a high rate of multidrug-resistance: the COMBACTE-MAGNET RESCUING study. Antimicrob Resist in, 2019; 8 (online): 198. :
  • Hagel S, Ludewig K, Pletz MW, Frosinski J, Moeser A, Wolkewitz M, Gastmeier P, Harbarth S, Brunkhorst FM, Kesselmeier M, Scherag A: Effectiveness of a hospital-wide infection control programme on the incidence of healthcare-associated infections and associated severe sepsis and septic shock: a prospective interventional study. Clin Microbiol Infec, 2019; 25: 462-468. :
  • Heister T, Wolkewitz M, Hehn P, Wolff J, Dettenkofer M, Grundmann H, Kaier K: Costs of hospital-acquired Clostridium difficile infections: an analysis on the effect of time-dependent exposures using routine and surveillance data. Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation, 2019; 17: 16. :
  • Kaier K, Heister T, Götting T, Wolkewitz M, Mutters NT: Measuring the in-hospital costs of Pseudomonas aeruginosa pneumonia: methodology and results from a German teaching hospital. Bmc Infect Dis, 2019; 19 (online): 1028. :
  • Kaier K, Heister T, Motschall E, Hehn P, Bluhmki T, Wolkewitz M: Impact of mechanical ventilation on the daily costs of ICU care: a systematic review and meta regression. Epidemiol Infect, 2019; 147 (online): e314. :
  • Rieg S, von Cube M, Kaasch A, Bonaventura B, Bothe W, Wolkewitz M, Peyerl-Hoffmann G, Deppe AC, Wahlers T, Beyersdorf F, Seifert H, Kern WV: Investigating the impact of early valve surgery on survival in Staphylococcus aureus infective endocarditis using a marginal structural model approach - results of a large prospectively evaluated cohort. Clin Infect Dis, 2019; 69: 487-494. :
  • Schweitzer VA, van Heijl I, van Werkhoven CH, Islam J, Hendriks-Spoor KD, Bielicki J, Bonten MJM, Walker AS, Llewelyn MJ, Consensus on Antimicrobial Stewardship Evaluations (CASE) study group., Collaborators:, Harbarth S, Huttner B, Little P, Rodriguez-Baño J, Savoldi A, van Smeden M, Tacconelli E, Timsit JF, Wolkewitz M.: The quality of studies evaluating antimicrobial stewardship interventions: a systematic review. Clin Microbiol Infec, 2019; 25: 555-561. :
  • Tacconelli E, Sifakis F, Harbarth S, Schrijver R, van Mourik M, Voss A, Sharland M, Rajendran NB, Rodriguez-Bano, Wolkewitz M, J Group Author(s): EPI-Net COMBACTE-MAGNET. Surveillance for control of antimicrobial resistance. Lancet Infect Dis, 2019; 18 (online): E99-E106. :
  • von Cube M, Schumacher M, Bailly S, Timsit JF, Lepape A, Savey A, Machut A, Wolkewitz M: The population-attributable fraction for time-dependent exposures and competing risks-A discussion on estimands. Stat Med, 2019; 38: 3880-3895. :
  • Wolkewitz M, Palomar-Martinez M, Alvarez-Lerma F, Olaechea-Astigarraga P, Schumacher M: Analyzing the impact of duration of ventilation, hospitalization, and ventilation episodes on the risk of pneumonia. Infect Cont Hosp Ep, 2019; 40: 301-306. :
  • Wolkewitz M, Schumacher M, Rücker G, Harbarth S, Beyersmann J: Estimands to quantify prolonged hospital stay associated with nosocomial infections. Bmc Med Res Methodol, 2019; 19 (online): 111. :
Short Communications:
  • Kaier K, Mutters NT, Wolkewitz M: Measuring the financial burden of resistance: What should be compared? Clin Infect Dis, 2019; 69: 1082. :
  • Ohneberg K, Wolkewitz M, Schumacher M: RE: "Risk Set Matching to Assess the Impact of Hospital-Acquired Bloodstream Infections." Am J Epidemiol, 2019; 188: 1192-1193. :