Center for Molecular Medicine Cologne

Abstract

In patients, a variety of risk factors predispose for different invasive fungal infections. Common invasive fungal infections are invasive candidiasis, invasive aspergillosis, and mucormycosis. Patients with well-defined profound immunosuppression are at high risk for invasive aspergillosis and mucormycosis, whereas invasive candidiasis occurs in immunocompetent patients, too.
Current standard diagnostics for invasive fungal infections such as blood culture, bronchoalveolar lavage, tissue biopsies and serological assays are sensitive to errors, sometimes unspecific, invasive and often contraindicated. The lack of reliable diagnostics along with high mortality lead to complex treatment strategies by means of prophylaxis, fever-driven, diagnosis-driven, and targeted treatment approaches.
With the development of the antigen-reactive T cell assay a non-invasive diagnostic allows fast and valid identification of pathogens to genus and species level when standard tests remain negative or patients’ comorbidities forbid invasive diagnostics.
We use peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) from patients’ full blood and challenge them with fungal lysates. If the PBMCs encounter a repetitive fungal challenge, we identify fungus-reactive CD4+ T cells in the patient’s blood via flow cytometry.
The current project is advanced to further bacterial and fungal pathogens for clinical diagnostics and to investigate the cellular immune response in cooperation with the AG Klinische Mikrobiomforschung (PD Dr. M. Vehreschild) and AG Immunologie der HIV-Infektion (PD Dr. C. Lehmann).

Clinical/medical relevance and sustainability in disease understanding

Invasive fungal infections are associated with high morbidity and mortality in immunosuppressed and immunocompetent patients. With the development of new diagnostic tools, we want to overcome the problem of false negative standard diagnostics to facilitate targeted treatment and thus improve patient outcome.We receive patient samples from multiple sites in Germany through our FungiResearch network (http://fungiresearch.uni-koeln.de) and act as the lab of the European Excellence Center of Medical Mycology (https://www.ecmm.info).

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  • Busca A, Salmanton-Garcia J, Marchesi F, Farina F, Seval GC, Van Doesum J, De Jonge N, Bahr NC, Maertens J, Meletiadis J, Fracchiolla NS, Weinbergerova B, Verga L, Racil Z, Jimenez M, Glenthoj A, Blennow O, Tanase AD, Schonlein M, Prezioso L, Khanna N, Duarte RF, Zak P, Nucci M, Machado M, Kulasekararaj A, Espigado I, De Kort E, Ribera-Santa Susana JM, Marchetti M, Magliano G, Falces-Romero I, Ilhan O, Ammatuna E, Zompi S, Tsirigotis P, Antoniadou A, Zambrotta GPM, Nordlander A, Karlsson LK, Hanakova M, Dragonetti G, Cabirta A, Berg Venemyr C, Grafe S, Van Praet J, Tragiannidis A, Petzer V, Lopez-Garcia A, Itri F, Groh A, Gavriilaki E, Dargenio M, Rahimli L, Cornely OA, and Pagano L (2023). Outcome of COVID-19 in allogeneic stem cell transplant recipients: Results from the EPICOVIDEHA registry. Front Immunol 14, 1125030. doi:10.3389/fimmu.2023.1125030.
     
  • El-Ashwah S, Salmanton-Garcia J, Bilgin YM, Itri F, Zak P, Weinbergerova B, Verga L, Omrani AS, Silva MGD, Szotkowski T, Marchetti M, Buquicchio C, Nucci M, Schonlein M, Farina F, Besson C, Prezioso L, Nizamuddin S, Davila-Valls J, Martin-Perez S, Bonuomo V, Van Doesum J, Tisi MC, Passamonti F, Mendez GA, Meers S, Maertens J, Lopez-Garcia A, Glenthoj A, Bonnani M, Rinaldi I, Ormazabal-Velez I, Labrador J, Kulasekararaj A, Espigado I, Demirkan F, De Jonge N, Collins GP, Calbacho M, Blennow O, Al-Khabori M, Adzic-Vukicevic T, Arellano E, Miskovic B, Mladenovic M, Nordlander A, Racil Z, Ammatuna E, Cordoba R, Hersby DS, Grafe S, Emarah Z, Hanakova M, Sacchi MV, Ijaz M, Rahimli L, Nunes Rodrigues R, Zambrotta GPM, Marchesi F, Cornely OA, and Pagano L (2023). The mortality of COVID-19 in CML patients from 2020 until 2022: results from the EPICOVIDEHA survey. Leuk Lymphoma, 1-10. doi:10.1080/10428194.2023.2280886.
     
  • Marchesi F, Salmanton-Garcia J, Emarah Z, Piukovics K, Nucci M, Lopez-Garcia A, Racil Z, Farina F, Popova M, Zompi S, Audisio E, Ledoux MP, Verga L, Weinbergerova B, Szotkovski T, Da Silva MG, Fracchiolla N, De Jonge N, Collins G, Marchetti M, Magliano G, Garcia-Vidal C, Biernat MM, Van Doesum J, Machado M, Demirkan F, Al-Khabori M, Zak P, Visek B, Stoma I, Mendez GA, Maertens J, Khanna N, Espigado I, Dragonetti G, Fianchi L, Del Principe MI, Cabirta A, Ormazabal-Velez I, Jaksic O, Buquicchio C, Bonuomo V, Batinic J, Omrani AS, Lamure S, Finizio O, Fernandez N, Falces-Romero I, Blennow O, Bergantim R, Ali N, Win S, Van Praet J, Tisi MC, Shirinova A, Schonlein M, Prattes J, Piedimonte M, Petzer V, Navratil M, Kulasekararaj A, Jindra P, Sramek J, Glenthoj A, Fazzi R, De Ramon-Sanchez C, Cattaneo C, Calbacho M, Bahr NC, El-Ashwah S, Cordoba R, Hanakova M, Zambrotta G, Sciume M, Booth S, Rodrigues RN, Sacchi MV, Garcia-Pouton N, Martin-Gonzalez JA, Khostelidi S, Grafe S, Rahimli L, Ammatuna E, Busca A, Corradini P, Hoenigl M, Klimko N, Koehler P, Pagliuca A, Passamonti F, Cornely OA, Pagano L, and group Ew (2023). COVID-19 in adult acute myeloid leukemia patients: a long-term follow-up study from the European Hematology Association survey (EPICOVIDEHA). Haematologica 108, 22-33. doi:10.3324/haematol.2022.280847.
     
  • Marchetti M, Salmanton-Garcia J, El-Ashwah S, Verga L, Itri F, Racil Z, Davila-Valls J, Martin-Perez S, Van Doesum J, Passamonti F, Abu-Zeinah G, Farina F, Lopez-Garcia A, Dragonetti G, Cattaneo C, Gomes Da Silva M, Bilgin YM, Zak P, Petzer V, Glenthoj A, Espigado I, Buquicchio C, Bonuomo V, Prezioso L, Meers S, Duarte R, Bergantim R, Jaksic O, Colovic N, Blennow O, Cernan M, Schonlein M, Samarkos M, Mitra ME, Magliano G, Maertens J, Ledoux MP, Jimenez M, Demirkan F, Collins GP, Cabirta A, Grafe SK, Nordlander A, Wolf D, Arellano E, Cordoba R, Hanakova M, Zambrotta GPM, Nunes Rodrigues R, Limberti G, Marchesi F, Cornely OA, and Pagano L (2023). Outcomes of SARS-CoV-2 infection in Ph-neg chronic myeloproliferative neoplasms: results from the EPICOVIDEHA registry. Ther Adv Hematol 14, 20406207231154706. doi:10.1177/20406207231154706.
     
  • Musto P, Salmanton-Garcia J, Sgherza N, Bergantim R, Farina F, Glenthoj A, Cengiz Seval G, Weinbergerova B, Bonuomo V, Bilgin YM, van Doesum J, Jaksic O, Visek B, Falces-Romero I, Marchetti M, Davila-Valls J, Martin-Perez S, Nucci M, Lopez-Garcia A, Itri F, Buquicchio C, Verga L, Piukovics K, Navratil M, Collins GP, Jimenez M, Fracchiolla NS, Labrador J, Prezioso L, Rossi E, Colovic N, Meers S, Kulasekararaj A, Cuccaro A, Blennow O, Valkovic T, Sili U, Ledoux MP, Batinic J, Passamonti F, Machado M, Duarte RF, Poulsen CB, Mendez GA, Espigado I, Demirkan F, Cernan M, Cattaneo C, Petzer V, Magliano G, Garcia-Vidal C, El-Ashwah S, Gomes-Da-Silva M, Vena A, Ormazabal-Velez I, van Praet J, Dargenio M, De-Ramon C, Del Principe MI, Marques-De-Almeida J, Wolf D, Szotkowski T, Obr A, Colak GM, Nordlander A, Izuzquiza M, Cabirta A, Zambrotta GPM, Cordoba R, Zak P, Ammatuna E, Mayer J, Ilhan O, Garcia-Sanz R, Quattrone M, Arellano E, Nunes-Rodrigues R, Emarah Z, Aiello TF, Hanakova M, Racil Z, Bavastro M, Limongelli A, Rahimli L, Marchesi F, Cornely OA, and Pagano L (2023). Survival in multiple myeloma and SARS-COV-2 infection through the COVID-19 pandemic: Results from the epicovideha registry. Hematol Oncol. doi:10.1002/hon.3240.
     
  • Rossi G, Salmanton-Garcia J, Cattaneo C, Marchesi F, Davila-Valls J, Martin-Perez S, Itri F, Lopez-Garcia A, Glenthoj A, Gomes da Silva M, Besson C, Marchetti M, Weinbergerova B, Jaksic O, Jimenez M, Bilgin YM, Van Doesum J, Farina F, Zak P, Verga L, Collins GP, Bonuomo V, Van Praet J, Nucci M, Meers S, Espigado I, Fracchiolla NS, Valkovic T, Poulsen CB, Colovic N, Dragonetti G, Ledoux MP, Tascini C, Buquicchio C, Blennow O, Passamonti F, Machado M, Labrador J, Duarte RF, Schonlein M, Prezioso L, Falces-Romero I, Kulasekararaj A, Garcia-Vidal C, Fernandez N, Abu-Zeinah G, Ormazabal-Velez I, Adzic-Vukicevic T, Piukovics K, Stoma I, Cuccaro A, Magliano G, Szotkowski T, Gonzalez-Lopez TJ, El-Ashwah S, Bergantim R, Sili U, Maertens J, Demirkan F, De Ramon C, Petzer V, Del Principe MI, Navratil M, Dargenio M, Seval GC, Samarkos M, Racil Z, Pinczes LI, Lahmer T, Busca A, Mendez GA, Vena A, Biernat MM, Merelli M, Calbacho M, Barac A, Bavastro M, Limongelli A, Ilhan O, Wolf D, Colak GM, Garcia-Sanz R, Emarah Z, Miskovic B, Grafe SK, Mladenovic M, Aiello TF, Nunez-Martin-Buitrago L, Nordlander A, Arellano E, Zambrotta GPM, Ammatuna E, Cabirta A, Sacchi MV, Nunes Rodrigues R, Hersby DS, Hanakova M, Rahimli L, Cordoba R, Cornely OA, Pagano L, and Collaborators (2023). Age, successive waves, immunization, and mortality in elderly COVID-19 hematological patients: EPICOVIDEHA findings. Int J Infect Dis 137, 98-110. doi:10.1016/j.ijid.2023.10.013.
     
  • Salmanton-Garcia J, Hoenigl M, Gangneux JP, Segal E, Alastruey-Izquierdo A, Arikan Akdagli S, Lagrou K, Ozenci V, Vena A, and Cornely OA (2023). The current state of laboratory mycology and access to antifungal treatment in Europe: a European Confederation of Medical Mycology survey. Lancet Microbe 4, e47-e56. doi:10.1016/S2666-5247(22)00261-0.
     
  • Salmanton-Garcia J, Marchesi F, Gomes da Silva M, Farina F, Davila-Valls J, Bilgin YM, Glenthoj A, Falces-Romero I, Van Doesum J, Labrador J, Buquicchio C, El-Ashwah S, Petzer V, Van Praet J, Schonlein M, Dargenio M, Mendez GA, Meers S, Itri F, Giordano A, Pinczes LI, Espigado I, Stojanoski Z, Lopez-Garcia A, Prezioso L, Jaksic O, Vena A, Fracchiolla NS, Gonzalez-Lopez TJ, Colovic N, Delia M, Weinbergerova B, Marchetti M, Marques de Almeida J, Finizio O, Besson C, Biernat MM, Valkovic T, Lahmer T, Cuccaro A, Ormazabal-Velez I, Batinic J, Fernandez N, De Jonge N, Tascini C, Anastasopoulou AN, Dulery R, Del Principe MI, Plantefeve G, Papa MV, Nucci M, Jimenez M, Aujayeb A, Hernandez-Rivas JA, Merelli M, Cattaneo C, Blennow O, Nordlander A, Cabirta A, Varricchio G, Sacchi MV, Cordoba R, Arellano E, Grafe SK, Wolf D, Emarah Z, Ammatuna E, Hersby DS, Martin-Perez S, Nunes Rodrigues R, Rahimli L, Pagano L, Cornely OA, and registry E (2023). Nirmatrelvir/ritonavir in COVID-19 patients with haematological malignancies: a report from the EPICOVIDEHA registry. EClinicalMedicine 58, 101939. doi:10.1016/j.eclinm.2023.101939.
     
  • Salmanton-Garcia J, Marchesi F, Koehler P, Weinbergerova B, Colovic N, Falces-Romero I, Buquicchio C, Farina F, van Praet J, Biernat MM, Itri F, Prezioso L, Tascini C, Vena A, Romano A, Delia M, Davila-Valls J, Martin-Perez S, Lavilla-Rubira E, Adzic-Vukicevic T, Garcia-Bordallo D, Lopez-Garcia A, Criscuolo M, Petzer V, Fracchiolla NS, Espigado I, Sili U, Meers S, Erben N, Cattaneo C, Tragiannidis A, Gavriilaki E, Schonlein M, Mitrovic M, Pantic N, Merelli M, Labrador J, Hernandez-Rivas JA, Glenthoj A, Fouquet G, Del Principe MI, Dargenio M, Calbacho M, Besson C, Kohn M, Grafe S, Hersby DS, Arellano E, Colak GM, Wolf D, Marchetti M, Nordlander A, Blennow O, Cordoba R, Miskovic B, Mladenovic M, Bavastro M, Limongelli A, Rahimli L, Pagano L, and Cornely OA (2023). Molnupiravir compared to nirmatrelvir/ritonavir for COVID-19 in high-risk patients with haematological malignancy in Europe. A matched-paired analysis from the EPICOVIDEHA registry. Int J Antimicrob Agents 62, 106952. doi:10.1016/j.ijantimicag.2023.106952.
     
  • van Doesum JA, Salmanton-Garcia J, Marchesi F, Di Blasi R, Falces-Romero I, Cabirta A, Farina F, Besson C, Weinbergerova B, Van Praet J, Schonlein M, Lopez-Garcia A, Lamure S, Guidetti A, De Ramon-Sanchez C, Batinic J, Gavriilaki E, Tragiannidis A, Tisi MC, Plantefeve G, Petzer V, Ormazabal-Velez I, Marques de Almeida J, Marchetti M, Maertens J, Machado M, Kulasekararaj A, Hernandez-Rivas JA, Gomes da Silva M, Fernandez N, Espigado I, Drgona L, Dragonetti G, Metafuni E, Calbacho M, Blennow O, Wolf D, van Anrooij B, Nunes Rodrigues R, Nordlander A, Martin-Gonzalez JA, Lievin R, Jimenez M, Grafe SK, Garcia-Sanz R, Cordoba R, Rahimli L, van Meerten T, Cornely OA, and Pagano L (2023). Impact of SARS-CoV-2 vaccination and monoclonal antibodies on outcome post-CD19-directed CAR T-cell therapy: an EPICOVIDEHA survey. Blood Adv 7, 2645-2655. doi:10.1182/bloodadvances.2022009578.
     
  • Wingen-Heimann SM, Davies K, Viprey VF, Davis G, Wilcox MH, Vehreschild M, Lurienne L, Bandinelli PA, Cornely OA, Vilken T, Hopff SM, Vehreschild JJ, and consortium C-C (2023). Clostridioides difficile infection (CDI): A pan-European multi-center cost and resource utilization study, results from the Combatting Bacterial Resistance in Europe CDI (COMBACTE-CDI). Clin Microbiol Infect 29, 651 e651-651 e658. doi:10.1016/j.cmi.2022.12.019.
  • Blennow O, Salmanton-Garcia J, Nowak P, Itri F, Van Doesum J, Lopez-Garcia A, Farina F, Jaksic O, Pinczes LI, Bilgin YM, Falces-Romero I, Jimenez M, Ormazabal-Velez I, Weinbergerova B, Dulery R, Stojanoski Z, Lahmer T, Fernandez N, Hernandez-Rivas JA, Petzer V, De Jonge N, Glenthoj A, De Ramon C, Biernat MM, Fracchiolla N, Aujayeb A, Van Praet J, Schonlein M, Mendez GA, Cattaneo C, Guidetti A, Sciume M, Ammatuna E, Cordoba R, Garcia-Pouton N, Grafe S, Cabirta A, Wolf D, Nordlander A, Garcia-Sanz R, Delia M, Berg Venemyr C, Brones C, Di Blasi R, De Kort E, Meers S, Lamure S, Serrano L, Merelli M, Coppola N, Bergantim R, Besson C, Kohn M, Petiti J, Garcia-Vidal C, Dargenio M, Danion F, Machado M, Bailen-Almorox R, Hoenigl M, Dragonetti G, Chai LYA, Kho CS, Bonanni M, Lievin R, Marchesi F, Cornely OA, and Pagano L (2022). Outcome of infection with omicron SARS-CoV-2 variant in patients with hematological malignancies: An EPICOVIDEHA survey report. Am J Hematol. doi:10.1002/ajh.26626.
  • Marchesi F, Salmanton-Garcia J, Emarah Z, Piukovics K, Nucci M, Lopez-Garcia A, Racil Z, Farina F, Popova M, Zompi S, Audisio E, Ledoux MP, Verga L, Weinbergerova B, Szotkovski T, Da Silva MG, Fracchiolla N, De Jonge N, Collins G, Marchetti M, Magliano G, Garcia-Vidal C, Biernat MM, Van Doesum J, Machado M, Demirkan F, Al-Khabori M, Zak P, Visek B, Stoma I, Mendez GA, Maertens J, Khanna N, Espigado I, Dragonetti G, Fianchi L, Del Principe MI, Cabirta A, Ormazabal-Velez I, Jaksic O, Buquicchio C, Bonuomo V, Batinic J, Omrani AS, Lamure S, Finizio O, Fernandez N, Falces-Romero I, Blennow O, Bergantim R, Ali N, Win S, Van Praet J, Tisi MC, Shirinova A, Schonlein M, Prattes J, Piedimonte M, Petzer V, Navratil M, Kulasekararaj A, Jindra P, Sramek J, Glenthoj A, Fazzi R, De Ramon-Sanchez C, Cattaneo C, Calbacho M, Bahr NC, El-Ashwah S, Cordoba R, Hanakova M, Zambrotta G, Sciume M, Booth S, Rodrigues RN, Sacchi MV, Garcia-Pouton N, Martin-Gonzalez JA, Khostelidi S, Grafe S, Rahimli L, Ammatuna E, Busca A, Corradini P, Hoenigl M, Klimko N, Koehler P, Pagliuca A, Passamonti F, Cornely OA, and Pagano L (2022). COVID-19 in adult acute myeloid leukemia patients: a long-term followup study from the European Hematology Association survey (EPICOVIDEHA). Haematologica. doi:10.3324/haematol.2022.280847.
  • Mellinghoff SC, Thelen M, Bruns C, Garcia-Marquez M, Hartmann P, Lammertz T, Lehmann J, Nowag A, Stemler J, Wennhold K, Cornely OA, von Bergwelt-Baildon MS, and Schlosser HA (2022). T-cells of invasive candidiasis patients show patterns of T-cell-exhaustion suggesting checkpoint blockade as treatment option. J Infect84, 237-247. doi:10.1016/j.jinf.2021.12.009.
  • Pagano L, Salmanton-Garcia J, Marchesi F, Lopez-Garcia A, Lamure S, Itri F, Gomes-Silva M, Dragonetti G, Falces-Romero I, van Doesum J, Sili U, Labrador J, Calbacho M, Bilgin YM, Weinbergerova B, Serrano L, Ribera-Santa Susana JM, Malak S, Loureiro-Amigo J, Glenthoj A, Cordoba-Mascunano R, Nunes-Rodrigues R, Gonzalez-Lopez TJ, Karlsson LK, Jimenez-Lorenzo MJ, Hernandez-Rivas JA, Jaksic O, Racil Z, Busca A, Corradini P, Hoenigl M, Klimko N, Koehler P, Pagliuca A, Passamonti F, and Cornely OA (2022). COVID-19 in vaccinated adult patients with hematological malignancies: preliminary results from EPICOVIDEHA. Blood139, 1588-1592. doi:10.1182/blood.2021014124.
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                                                                                                                                                              • Joachim A, Dewald F, Suarez I, Zemlin M, Lang I, Stutz R, Marthaler A, Bosse HM, Lubke N, Munch J, Bernard MA, Jeltsch K, Tonshoff B, Weidner N, Krausslich HG, Birzele L, Hubner J, Schmied P, Meyer-Buhn M, Horemheb-Rubio G, Cornely OA, Haverkamp H, Wiesmuller G, Fatkenheuer G, Hero B, Kaiser R, Dotsch J, Rybniker J, and group BFs (2021). Pooled RT-qPCR testing for SARS-CoV-2 surveillance in schools - a cluster randomised trial. EClinicalMedicine39, 101082. doi:10.1016/j.eclinm.2021.101082.
                                                                                                                                                              • Koehler FC, Blomberg L, Brehm TT, Buttner S, Cornely OA, Degen O, Di Cristanziano V, Dolff S, Eberwein L, Hoxha E, Hoyer-Allo KJR, Rudolf S, Spath MR, Wanken M, Muller RU, and Burst V (2021). Development and design of the Hantavirus registry - HantaReg - for epidemiological studies, outbreaks and clinical studies on hantavirus disease. Clin Kidney J14, 2365-2370. doi:10.1093/ckj/sfab053.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Meinberger D, Koch M, Roth A, Hermes G, Stemler J, Cornely OA, Streichert T, and Klatt AR (2021). Analysis of IgM, IgA, and IgG isotype antibodies Directed against SARS-CoV-2 spike glycoprotein and ORF8 in the course of COVID-19. Sci Rep11, 8920. doi:10.1038/s41598-021-88356-8.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Pagano L, Salmanton-Garcia J, Marchesi F, Busca A, Corradini P, Hoenigl M, Klimko N, Koehler P, Pagliuca A, Passamonti F, Verga L, Visek B, Ilhan O, Nadali G, Weinbergerova B, Cordoba-Mascunano R, Marchetti M, Collins GP, Farina F, Cattaneo C, Cabirta A, Gomes-Silva M, Itri F, van Doesum J, Ledoux MP, Cernan M, Jaksic O, Duarte RF, Magliano G, Omrani AS, Fracchiolla NS, Kulasekararaj A, Valkovic T, Poulsen CB, Machado M, Glenthoj A, Stoma I, Racil Z, Piukovics K, Navratil M, Emarah Z, Sili U, Maertens J, Blennow O, Bergantim R, Garcia-Vidal C, Prezioso L, Guidetti A, Del Principe MI, Popova M, de Jonge N, Ormazabal-Velez I, Fernandez N, Falces-Romero I, Cuccaro A, Meers S, Buquicchio C, Antic D, Al-Khabori M, Garcia-Sanz R, Biernat MM, Tisi MC, Sal E, Rahimli L, Colovic N, Schonlein M, Calbacho M, Tascini C, Miranda-Castillo C, Khanna N, Mendez GA, Petzer V, Novak J, Besson C, Dulery R, Lamure S, Nucci M, Zambrotta G, Zak P, Seval GC, Bonuomo V, Mayer J, Lopez-Garcia A, Sacchi MV, Booth S, Ciceri F, Oberti M, Salvini M, Izuzquiza M, Nunes-Rodrigues R, Ammatuna E, Obr A, Herbrecht R, Nunez-Martin-Buitrago L, Mancini V, Shwaylia H, Sciume M, Essame J, Nygaard M, Batinic J, Gonzaga Y, Regalado-Artamendi I, Karlsson LK, Shapetska M, Hanakova M, El-Ashwah S, Borbenyi Z, Colak GM, Nordlander A, Dragonetti G, Maraglino AME, Rinaldi A, De Ramon-Sanchez C, Cornely OA, and group Ew (2021). COVID-19 infection in adult patients with hematological malignancies: a European Hematology Association Survey (EPICOVIDEHA). J Hematol Oncol14, 168. doi:10.1186/s13045-021-01177-0.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Sprute R, Cornely OA, Chen SC, Seidel D, Schuetz AN, and Zhang SX (2021). All You Need To Know and More about the Diagnosis and Management of Rare Yeast Infections. mBio12, e0159421. doi:10.1128/mBio.01594-21.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Sprute R, Salmanton-Garcia J, Sal E, Malaj X, Falces-Romero I, Hatvani L, Heinemann M, Klimko N, Lopez-Soria L, Meletiadis J, Shruti M, Steinmann J, Seidel D, Cornely OA, and Stemler J (2021). Characterization and outcome of invasive infections due to Paecilomyces variotii: analysis of patients from the FungiScope(R) registry and literature reports. J Antimicrob Chemother76, 765-774. doi:10.1093/jac/dkaa481.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Sprute R, Salmanton-Garcia J, Sal E, Malaj X, Racil Z, Ruiz de Alegria Puig C, Falces-Romero I, Barac A, Desoubeaux G, Kindo AJ, Morris AJ, Pelletier R, Steinmann J, Thompson GR, Cornely OA, Seidel D, Stemler J, and FungiScope EIWG (2021). Invasive infections with Purpureocillium lilacinum: clinical characteristics and outcome of 101 cases from FungiScope(R) and the literature. J Antimicrob Chemother76, 1593-1603. doi:10.1093/jac/dkab039.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Theobald SJ, Simonis A, Georgomanolis T, Kreer C, Zehner M, Eisfeld HS, Albert MC, Chhen J, Motameny S, Erger F, Fischer J, Malin JJ, Grab J, Winter S, Pouikli A, David F, Boll B, Koehler P, Vanshylla K, Gruell H, Suarez I, Hallek M, Fatkenheuer G, Jung N, Cornely OA, Lehmann C, Tessarz P, Altmuller J, Nurnberg P, Kashkar H, Klein F, Koch M, and Rybniker J (2021). Long-lived macrophage reprogramming drives spike protein-mediated inflammasome activation in COVID-19. EMBO Mol Med13, e14150. doi:10.15252/emmm.202114150.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Schumacher S, Salmanton-Garcia J, Cornely OA, and Mellinghoff SC (2021). Increasing influenza vaccination coverage in healthcare workers: a review on campaign strategies and their effect. Infection49, 387-399. doi:10.1007/s15010-020-01555-9.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Aguilar RC, Salmanton-Garcia J, Carney J, Boll B, Kochanek M, Jazmati N, Cornely OA, and Vehreschild M (2020). Clostridioides difficile infections in the intensive care unit: a monocentric cohort study. Infection 48, 421-7.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Augustin M, Schommers P, Suarez I, Koehler P, Gruell H, Klein F, Maurer C, Langerbeins P, Priesner V, Schmidt-Hellerau K, Malin JJ, Stecher M, Jung N, Wiesmuller G, Meissner A, Zweigner J, Langebartels G, Kolibay F, Suarez V, Burst V, Valentin P, Schedler D, Cornely OA, Hallek M, Fatkenheuer G, Rybniker J, and Lehmann C (2020). Rapid response infrastructure for pandemic preparedness in a tertiary care hospital: lessons learned from the COVID-19 outbreak in Cologne, Germany, February to March 2020. Euro Surveill 25.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Bacher P, Rosati E, Esser D, Martini GR, Saggau C, Schiminsky E, Dargvainiene J, Schroder I, Wieters I, Khodamoradi Y, Eberhardt F, Vehreschild M, Neb H, Sonntagbauer M, Conrad C, Tran F, Rosenstiel P, Markewitz R, Wandinger KP, Augustin M, Rybniker J, Kochanek M, Leypoldt F, Cornely OA, Koehler P, Franke A, and Scheffold A (2020). Low-Avidity CD4(+) T Cell Responses to SARS-CoV-2 in Unexposed Individuals and Humans with Severe COVID-19. Immunity 53, 1258-71 e5.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Cornely FB, Cornely OA, Salmanton-Garcia J, Koehler FC, Koehler P, Seifert H, Wingen-Heimann S, and Mellinghoff SC (2020). Attributable mortality of candidemia after introduction of echinocandins. Mycoses 63, 1373-81.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Salmanton-Garcia J, Koehler P, Kindo A, Falces-Romero I, Garcia-Rodriguez J, Racil Z, Chen SC, Klimko N, Desoubeaux G, Thompson Gr, III, Benitez-Penuela MA, Rodriguez JY, Sheppard DC, Hoenigl M, Le Govic Y, Badali H, Baddley JW, Chander J, Ingram PR, Pakstis DL, Mellinghoff SC, Atici S, Cesaro S, Chakrabarti A, Dupont D, Gonzalez GM, Hatvani L, Herbrecht R, Klyasova G, Lass-Florl C, Mares M, Mullane K, Vinh DC, Wisplinghoff H, Lackner M, Cornely OA, Seidel D, and group EIw (2020). Needles in a haystack: Extremely rare invasive fungal infections reported in FungiScope()-Global Registry for Emerging Fungal Infections. The Journal of infection 81, 802-15.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Schommers P, Gruell H, Abernathy ME, Tran MK, Dingens AS, Gristick HB, Barnes CO, Schoofs T, Schlotz M, Vanshylla K, Kreer C, Weiland D, Holtick U, Scheid C, Valter MM, van Gils MJ, Sanders RW, Vehreschild JJ, Cornely OA, Lehmann C, Fatkenheuer G, Seaman MS, Bloom JD, Bjorkman PJ, and Klein F (2020). Restriction of HIV-1 Escape by a Highly Broad and Potent Neutralizing Antibody. Cell 180, 471-89 e22.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Prof. Dr. Oliver A Cornely CMMC Cologne
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