Editor Profile

Thomas Glück, MD

Associate Editor

About the NEJM Journal Watch Infectious Diseases Board

Thomas Glück, MD, is Professor of Medicine at the University of Regensburg, Chief, Department of Internal Medicine, District Hospital Trostberg, and Chief, Infectious Diseases Consulting Service, District Hospitals, Traunstein and Trostberg, Bavaria, Germany. A member of the Bavarian infectious diseases specialty board, he received his specialty training in the U.S. His research interests include clinical sepsis, pathogenesis of sepsis, and infections in immunocompromised patients. Dr. Glück has been writing for NEJM Journal Watch Infectious Diseases since 2004.


Editorial boards

Consilium Infectiorum

Summaries by Thomas Glück

  • November 18, 2015

    Declining Antibiotic Prescriptions in the U.S., 1999–2012Free

    1. Thomas Glück, MD

    In a representative U.S. population sample, the proportion with antibiotic use during the preceding 30 days declined from 6.1% in 1999–2002 to 4.1% in 2011–2012.

  • October 27, 2015

    Sleep and Susceptibility to the Common Cold

    1. Thomas Glück, MD

    The likelihood of developing symptomatic disease after experimental rhinovirus infection was more than four times higher for participants who slept ≤6 hours than for those who slept ≥7 hours.

  • September 29, 2015

    Intestinal Niches for Resistant Pathogens

    1. Thomas Glück, MD

    Vancomycin-resistant enterococci and carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae grew independently of each other in the intestines of ampicillin-pretreated mice, but growth could be terminated by fecal transplantation.

  • September 29, 2015

    The Human Gut Microbiome — A Transporter of Antibiotic Resistance

    1. Thomas Glück, MD

    The abundance of genes encoding resistance to common antibiotics, including sulfonamides, trimethoprim, and β-lactams, increased by 6% after travel to India or Africa.

  • September 16, 2015

    Rapid Diagnosis of Infection in the Critically Ill

    1. Thomas Glück, MD

    Polymerase chain reaction/electrospray ionization–mass spectrometry provides pathogen identification in about 6 hours and appears to be significantly more sensitive than standard culture.

  • September 1, 2015

    Vitamin D Deficiency a Risk Factor for MRSA Infection?

    1. Thomas Glück, MD

    In a retrospective study involving Veterans Affairs patients in Atlanta, incidence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections was nearly doubled among those with vitamin D deficiency.