Affiliation: Medical University of Vienna
- Concise healthcare-associated infection reporting and benchmarking with minimal staff resourcesWalter Koller
Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Stud Health Technol Inform 180:1165-7. 2012....
- Electronic surveillance of healthcare-associated infections with MONI-ICU--a clinical breakthrough compared to conventional surveillance systemsWalter Koller
Division of Hospital Hygiene, Department of Hygiene and Medical Microbiology, Medical University of Vienna and Vienna General Hospital, Vienna, Austria
Stud Health Technol Inform 160:432-6. 2010..The time taken for conventional surveillance at the 52 ward visits was 82.5 hours. MONI-ICU analysis of the same patient cases, including careful review of the generated results required only 12.5 hours (15.2%)...
- [Obligation or voluntary exercise?]Walter Koller
Abt f Krankenhaushygiene des Klin Inst f Hygiene und Med Mikrobiologie der Medizinischen Universität Wien, Allgemeines Krankenhaus der Stadt Wien
Wien Klin Wochenschr 118:14-7. 2006
- Data correction pre-processing for electronically stored blood culture results: implications on microbial spectrum and empiric antibiotic therapyOjan Assadian
Clinical Institute for Hygiene and Medical Microbiology, Medical University of Vienna, Division of Hospital Hygiene, Waehringer Guertel 18 20, A 1090 Vienna, Austria
BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 9:27. 2009....
- A matched prospective cohort study on Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli bloodstream infections: extended perspectives beyond resistanceJutta Berger
Division of Hospital Hygiene, Clinical Institute for Hygiene and Medical Microbiology, Vienna General Hospital, Medical University of Vienna, Waehringer Guertel 18 20, Vienna, Austria
Am J Infect Control 38:839-45. 2010..The aim of the study was to investigate risk factors for infection and clinical outcomes of bacteremias caused by S aureus or E coli...
- Effectiveness of preventive measures for hemato-oncologic patients undergoing stem cell transplantation during a period of hospital constructionJutta Berger
Division of Hospital Hygiene, Clinical Institute for Hygiene and Medical Microbiology, Medical University Vienna, Austria
Am J Infect Control 39:746-51. 2011..Construction work, renovation, demolition, or excavation activities within a hospital or in surrounding areas increase the risk for aspergillus infection in susceptible patients and are the main cause of nosocomial aspergillus outbreaks...
- Evaluation of the decontamination efficacy of new and reprocessed microfiber cleaning cloth compared with other commonly used cleaning cloths in the hospitalMagda Diab-Elschahawi
Clinical Institute for Hygiene and Medical Microbiology, Division for Hospital Hygiene, Vienna General Hospital, Medical University of Vienna, Waehringer Guertel 18 20, Vienna, Austria
Am J Infect Control 38:289-92. 2010..All of the cloths except disposable paper towels were also compared after 10 and 20 times of reprocessing, respectively, at 90 degrees C for 5 minutes in a washing machine...
- Lumen claims of the STERRAD 100NX sterilizer: testing performance limits when processing equipment containing long, narrow lumensMagda Diab-Elschahawi
Clinical Institute of Hospital Hygiene, Vienna General Hospital, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Am J Infect Control 39:770-4. 2011..The aim of this study was to qualify the performance of this H(2)O(2) gas plasma sterilizer under different experimental settings representing worst case conditions...
- Characterization of clinically isolated Ralstonia mannitolilytica strains using random amplification of polymorphic DNA (RAPD) typing and antimicrobial sensitivity, and comparison of the classification efficacy of phenotypic and genotypic assaysFlorian Daxboeck
Division of Hospital Hygiene, University Hospital Vienna, Wahringer Gurtel 18 20, A 1090 Vienna, Austria
J Med Microbiol 54:55-61. 2005..The most active compounds in vitro were ciprofloxacin and cefepime, whilst only the genotype D/IV isolate was sensitive to gentamicin and amikacin (the remaining 29 isolates being resistant to both)...
- Effectiveness of an automated surveillance system for intensive care unit-acquired infectionsJeroen S de Bruin
Center for Medical Statistics, Informatics, and Intelligent Systems, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
J Am Med Inform Assoc 20:369-72. 2013..5 h versus 12.5 h. In conclusion, ES was found to be more effective than MS while consuming fewer personnel resources...
- Artificial-intelligence-based hospital-acquired infection controlKlaus Peter Adlassnig
Section on Medical Expert and Knowledge Based Systems, Medical University of Vienna, Spitalgasse 23, A 1090 Vienna, Austria
Stud Health Technol Inform 149:103-10. 2009..The currently implemented cockpit surveillance connects 96 ICU beds with Moni and offers the hospital's infection control department a hitherto unparalleled NI infection survey...
- Challenging the Sterrad 100NX sterilizer with different carrier materials and wrappings under experimental "clean" and "dirty" conditionsMagda Diab-Elschahawi
Clinical Institute of Hospital Hygiene, Vienna General Hospital, Medical University of Vienna, Waehringer Guertel 18 20, Vienna, Austria
Am J Infect Control 38:806-10. 2010....
- Surgical hand rub: Influence of duration of application on the immediate and 3-hours effects of n-propanol and isopropanolMiranda Suchomel
Department of Hygiene and Medical Microbiology, Medical University Vienna, Kinderspitalgasse 15, Vienna, Austria
Am J Infect Control 37:289-93. 2009..The recommended duration for surgical hand treatment has been changed from 10 over 5 to 3 minutes and even shorter...
- Influence of selective bowel decontamination on the organisms recovered during bacteremia in neutropenic patientsFlorian Daxboeck
Clinical Institute of Hygiene and Medical Microbiology, Division of Hospital Hygiene, Vienna University Hospital, Medical University Vienna, , A-1090 Vienna, Austria
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 25:685-9. 2004..SBD should be considered when empiric antimicrobial therapy is prescribed for suspected BSI...
- Resistance rates of Staphylococcus aureus in relation to patient status and type of specimenFlorian Daxboeck
Clinical Institute of Hygiene and Medical Microbiology, Division of Hospital Hygiene, Vienna University Hospital, Wahringer Gurtel 18 20, A 1090 Vienna
J Antimicrob Chemother 54:163-7. 2004..The aim of this study was to assess the impact of data stratification on the resistance rates of Staphylococcus aureus, with emphasis on the value of blood culture-based resistance data...
- Prophylaxis of ophthalmia neonatorum--a nationwide survey of the current practice in AustriaOjan Assadian
Division of Hospital Hygiene, Institute of Hygiene, University of Vienna Medical School, Vienna, Austria
Wien Klin Wochenschr 114:194-9. 2002..However, 83.5% of the maternity units do not want changes in their current routine, unless there is a nation-wide agreement for Ophthalmia neonatorum prophylaxis...