Affiliation: Humboldt University
- Concordance between European and US case definitions of healthcare-associated infectionsSonja Hansen
Institute for Hygiene and Environmental Medicine, Charite University Medicine Berlin, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Hindenburgdamm 27, D 12203, Berlin, Germany
Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 1:28. 2012..abstract:..
- Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in Europe: which infection control measures are taken?S Hansen
Institute for Hygiene and Environmental Medicine, Charite University Medicine Berlin, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Hindenburgdamm 27, 12203, Berlin, Germany
Infection 38:159-64. 2010..To reduce the spread of MRSA in the healthcare setting, a sufficient MRSA management is essential. In order to reflect the MRSA management across Europe, MRSA prevention policies were surveyed in ten countries...
- National influences on catheter-associated bloodstream infection rates: practices among national surveillance networks participating in the European HELICS projectS Hansen
Institute for Hygiene and Environmental Medicine, Charite University Medicine Berlin, Berlin, Germany
J Hosp Infect 71:66-73. 2009..Differences in cultural, social and legal perspectives as well as differences between healthcare systems are crucial in explaining these differences...
- Closure of medical departments during nosocomial outbreaks: data from a systematic analysis of the literatureS Hansen
Institute for Hygiene and Environmental Medicine, Charite University Medicine Berlin, Germany
J Hosp Infect 65:348-53. 2007..A systematic evaluation of nosocomial outbreaks can be a valuable tool for education of staff in the absence of an outbreak, but may be even more helpful for potentially cost-intensive decisions in the acute outbreak setting on the ward...
- [Influence of probiotics and fibre on the incidence of bacterial infections following major abdominal surgery - results of a prospective trial]N Rayes
Klinik fUr Allgemein, Viszeral und Transplantationschirurgie, Charite Campus Virchow, Augustenburger Platz l, 13355 Berlin, Germany
Z Gastroenterol 40:869-76. 2002..Early enteral nutrition with fibre and probiotics has been effective in preventing bacterial translocation and is therefore expected to reduce the incidence of postoperative bacterial infections...
- [Use of information on nosocomial outbreaks for infection control]P Gastmeier
Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, Hannover
Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 47:334-8. 2004..This article describes the need for a systematic collection of outbreaks published in the literature and an available possibility for filling this gap...
- A clinical neurological, neurophysiological, and neuropsychological study of sheep farmers and dippers exposed to organophosphate pesticidesG A Jamal
Imperial College School of Medicine, London, UK
Occup Environ Med 59:434-41. 2002..To explore what neuropsychological profiles, if any, may be associated with neurophysiological damage in these subjects...
- [Significance of blood tests prior to adenoidectomy]M Schwaab
Klinik fur Hals, Nasen und Ohrenheilkunde, Kopf und Halschirurgie der Ruhr Universität Bochum am St Elisabeth Hospital
Laryngorhinootologie 87:100-6. 2008..We analyzed our adenoidectomy-database to investigate the need for preoperative blood tests to prevent bleeding events during and following an adenoidectomy...
- [Surveillance of postoperative wound infections: reference data of the Hospital Infection Surveillance System (KISS)]E Steinbrecher
Institut für Hygiene Universitätsklinikum Benjamin Franklin Freie Universität Berlin, Hindenburgdamm 27, 12203 Berlin
Chirurg 73:76-82. 2002..Assessing the level of one's own infection rates is often difficult, since there have been no suitable comparative data available in Germany in the past due to the lack of a uniform method of determining these rates...
- An epidemiological study of the relations between exposure to organophosphate pesticides and indices of chronic peripheral neuropathy and neuropsychological abnormalities in sheep farmers and dippersA Pilkington
Institute of Occupational Medicine, 8 Roxburgh Place, Edinburgh EH8 9SU, UK
Occup Environ Med 58:702-10. 2001..It is suggested that long term health effects may occur in at least some sheep dippers exposed to OPs over a working life, although the mechanisms are unclear...
- Bacterial contamination associated with electronic faucets: a new risk for healthcare facilitiesJ Hargreaves
Department of Infection Control, Altru Health System, Grand Forks, North Dakota 58201-6002, USA
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 22:202-5. 2001..0). CONCLUSIONS: A certain brand of electronic water faucet used in the hospital was associated with unacceptable levels of microbial growth in water and was a continuing source of bacteria potentially hazardous to patients...