Elisabeth Meyer

Summary

Affiliation: Humboldt University
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Antibiotic consumption and resistance: data from Europe and Germany
    Elisabeth Meyer
    Institute of Hygiene and Environmental Medicine, Charite University Medicine Berlin, Hindenburgdamm 27, 12203 Berlin, Germany
    Int J Med Microbiol 303:388-95. 2013
  2. doi request reprint National MRSA rates run along with fair play of national football teams: a cross-national data analysis of the European Football Championship, 2008
    E Meyer
    Institute of Hygiene and Environmental Medicine, Charite University Medicine Berlin, Hindenburgdamm 27, 12203, Berlin, Germany
    Infection 41:215-8. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Pet animals and foreign travel are risk factors for colonisation with extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli
    E Meyer
    Institute of Hygiene and Environmental Medicine, Charite University Medicine Berlin, Hindenburgdamm 27, 12203, Berlin, Germany
    Infection 40:685-7. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Associations between nosocomial meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and nosocomial Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhoea in 89 German hospitals
    E Meyer
    Institute of Hygiene and Environmental Medicine, Charite University Medicine Berlin, Berlin, Germany
    J Hosp Infect 82:181-6. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Impact of restriction of third generation cephalosporins on the burden of third generation cephalosporin resistant K. pneumoniae and E. coli in an ICU
    Elisabeth Meyer
    Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, University Medical Center Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
    Intensive Care Med 35:862-70. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Impact of a change in antibiotic prophylaxis on total antibiotic use in a surgical intensive care unit
    E Meyer
    Institute of Hygiene and Environmental Medicine, Charité UniversityMedicine, Berlin, Germany
    Infection 38:19-24. 2010
  7. pmc Nosocomial methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus pneumonia - epidemiology and trends based on data of a network of 586 German ICUs (2005-2009)
    Elisabeth Meyer
    Institute of Hygiene and Environmental Medicine, Charite University Medicine, Hindenburgdamm 27, 12203 Berlin, Germany
    Eur J Med Res 15:514-24. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Increasing consumption of MRSA-active drugs without increasing MRSA in German ICUs
    Elisabeth Meyer
    Institute of Hygiene and Environmental Medicine, Charite University Medicine, Hindenburgdamm 27, 12203 Berlin, Germany
    Intensive Care Med 37:1628-32. 2011
  9. doi request reprint Impact of department volume on surgical site infections following arthroscopy, knee replacement or hip replacement
    Elisabeth Meyer
    Nationales Referenzzentrum für die Surveillance von nosokomialen Infektionen, Berlin 12203, Germany
    BMJ Qual Saf 20:1069-74. 2011
  10. pmc Dramatic increase of third-generation cephalosporin-resistant E. coli in German intensive care units: secular trends in antibiotic drug use and bacterial resistance, 2001 to 2008
    Elisabeth Meyer
    Institute of Hygiene and Environmental Medicine, Charite University Medicine Berlin, Hindenburgdamm 27, 12203 Berlin, Germany
    Crit Care 14:R113. 2010

Detail Information

Publications30

  1. doi request reprint Antibiotic consumption and resistance: data from Europe and Germany
    Elisabeth Meyer
    Institute of Hygiene and Environmental Medicine, Charite University Medicine Berlin, Hindenburgdamm 27, 12203 Berlin, Germany
    Int J Med Microbiol 303:388-95. 2013
    ....
  2. doi request reprint National MRSA rates run along with fair play of national football teams: a cross-national data analysis of the European Football Championship, 2008
    E Meyer
    Institute of Hygiene and Environmental Medicine, Charite University Medicine Berlin, Hindenburgdamm 27, 12203, Berlin, Germany
    Infection 41:215-8. 2013
    ..We aimed to assess the relationship between national methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) proportions and indicators for fair play in the European Football Championship, 2008...
  3. doi request reprint Pet animals and foreign travel are risk factors for colonisation with extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli
    E Meyer
    Institute of Hygiene and Environmental Medicine, Charite University Medicine Berlin, Hindenburgdamm 27, 12203, Berlin, Germany
    Infection 40:685-7. 2012
    ....
  4. doi request reprint Associations between nosocomial meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and nosocomial Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhoea in 89 German hospitals
    E Meyer
    Institute of Hygiene and Environmental Medicine, Charite University Medicine Berlin, Berlin, Germany
    J Hosp Infect 82:181-6. 2012
    ..Clostridium difficile is mainly considered as a hospital-acquired pathogen causing diarrhoea in healthcare settings...
  5. doi request reprint Impact of restriction of third generation cephalosporins on the burden of third generation cephalosporin resistant K. pneumoniae and E. coli in an ICU
    Elisabeth Meyer
    Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, University Medical Center Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
    Intensive Care Med 35:862-70. 2009
    ..To test whether a reduction of third generation cephalosporin (3GC) use has a sustainable positive impact on the high endemic prevalence of 3GC resistant K. pneumoniae and E. coli...
  6. doi request reprint Impact of a change in antibiotic prophylaxis on total antibiotic use in a surgical intensive care unit
    E Meyer
    Institute of Hygiene and Environmental Medicine, Charité UniversityMedicine, Berlin, Germany
    Infection 38:19-24. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of reducing the length of antibiotic prophylaxis for cerebro spinal shunts on total antibiotic use and key resistant pathogens...
  7. pmc Nosocomial methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus pneumonia - epidemiology and trends based on data of a network of 586 German ICUs (2005-2009)
    Elisabeth Meyer
    Institute of Hygiene and Environmental Medicine, Charite University Medicine, Hindenburgdamm 27, 12203 Berlin, Germany
    Eur J Med Res 15:514-24. 2010
    ....
  8. doi request reprint Increasing consumption of MRSA-active drugs without increasing MRSA in German ICUs
    Elisabeth Meyer
    Institute of Hygiene and Environmental Medicine, Charite University Medicine, Hindenburgdamm 27, 12203 Berlin, Germany
    Intensive Care Med 37:1628-32. 2011
    ..The aim of our study was to analyze changes in the consumption of MRSA-active antibiotics and in the burden of methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) over a period of 9 years in a network of German intensive care units (ICU)...
  9. doi request reprint Impact of department volume on surgical site infections following arthroscopy, knee replacement or hip replacement
    Elisabeth Meyer
    Nationales Referenzzentrum für die Surveillance von nosokomialen Infektionen, Berlin 12203, Germany
    BMJ Qual Saf 20:1069-74. 2011
    ..To examine the association between surgical department volume and the risk of surgical site infections (SSI) after orthopaedic procedures...
  10. pmc Dramatic increase of third-generation cephalosporin-resistant E. coli in German intensive care units: secular trends in antibiotic drug use and bacterial resistance, 2001 to 2008
    Elisabeth Meyer
    Institute of Hygiene and Environmental Medicine, Charite University Medicine Berlin, Hindenburgdamm 27, 12203 Berlin, Germany
    Crit Care 14:R113. 2010
    ..The objective of the present study was to analyse secular trends in antibiotic consumption and resistance data from a network of 53 intensive care units (ICUs)...
  11. doi request reprint Increase of patients co-colonised or co-infected with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium or extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae
    E Meyer
    Institute of Hygiene and Environmental Medicine, Charite University Medicine, Hindenburgdamm 27, 12203 Berlin, Germany
    Infection 39:501-6. 2011
    ....
  12. doi request reprint New identification of outliers and ventilator-associated pneumonia rates from 2005 to 2007 within the German Nosocomial Infection Surveillance System
    E Meyer
    Institute of Hygiene and Environmental Medicine, Charite University Medicine Berlin, Berlin, Germany
    J Hosp Infect 73:246-52. 2009
    ..Since 2008, visual feedback to the KISS ICUs has been supplied by funnel plots. These are less prone to misinterpretation than histograms and they indicate when investigation is required for increasing VAP...
  13. doi request reprint The impact of antimicrobial drug consumption and alcohol-based hand rub use on the emergence and spread of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing strains: a time-series analysis
    Klaus Kaier
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, University Medical Center Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
    J Antimicrob Chemother 63:609-14. 2009
    ....
  14. doi request reprint Two time-series analyses of the impact of antibiotic consumption and alcohol-based hand disinfection on the incidences of nosocomial methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection and Clostridium difficile infection
    Klaus Kaier
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, University Medical Center Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 30:346-53. 2009
    ..To determine the impact of antibiotic consumption and alcohol-based hand disinfection on the incidences of nosocomial methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection and Clostridium difficile infection (CDI)...
  15. doi request reprint Seasonal and ascending trends in the incidence of carriage of extended-spectrum ß-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli and Klebsiella species in 2 German hospitals
    Klaus Kaier
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, University Medical Center Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 31:1154-9. 2010
    ..Extended-spectrum ß-lactamase (ESBL)-producing strains of bacteria have become a major public health concern. In the present study, the incidence of carriage of ESBL-producing strains was analyzed for general trends and seasonality...
  16. doi request reprint Genodiversity of resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates in relation to antimicrobial usage density and resistance rates in intensive care units
    Daniel Jonas
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, University Medical Center Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 29:350-7. 2008
    ..To evaluate the assumption that resistance rates in intensive care units (ICUs) are markedly influenced by cross-transmission events in addition to high rates of antimicrobial usage...
  17. ncbi request reprint Modified guidelines impact on antibiotic use and costs: duration of treatment for pneumonia in a neurosurgical ICU is reduced
    Elisabeth Meyer
    Institute of Environmental Medicine and Hospital Epidemiology, Freiburg University Hospital, Hugstetter Str 55, Freiburg, Germany
    J Antimicrob Chemother 59:1148-54. 2007
    ..The usage of antibiotics and the resultant costs were examined using interrupted time series analysis while resistance and device-associated infection rates are also described...
  18. pmc Surveillance of antimicrobial use and antimicrobial resistance in German intensive care units (SARI): a summary of the data from 2001 through 2004
    E Meyer
    Institute of Environmental Medicine and Hospital Epidemiology, Freiburg University Hospital, Breisacher Str 115B, 79106, Freiburg, Germany
    Infection 34:303-9. 2006
    ....
  19. ncbi request reprint Stenotrophomonas maltophilia and antibiotic use in German intensive care units: data from Project SARI (Surveillance of Antimicrobial Use and Antimicrobial Resistance in German Intensive Care Units)
    E Meyer
    Institute of Environmental Medicine and Hospital Epidemiology, Freiburg University Hospital, Freiburg, Germany
    J Hosp Infect 64:238-43. 2006
    ..maltophilia in individual ICUs. The multi-centre data showed that carbapenem use and >12 ICU beds were independent risk factors for the isolation of S. maltophilia...
  20. doi request reprint Impact of alcohol hand-rub use on meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: an analysis of the literature
    S Sroka
    Institute of Hygiene and Environmental Medicine, Charite University Medicine Berlin, Hindenburgdamm 27, 12203 Berlin, Germany
    J Hosp Infect 74:204-11. 2010
    ..78), whereas there was no such correlation between compliance and MRSA. An increased consumption of AHR was associated with a significant reduction of MRSA rates...
  21. doi request reprint Antibiotic usage in German hospitals: results of the second national prevalence study
    Sonja Hansen
    Institute of Hygiene, Charite Universitatsmedizin Berlin, Hindenburgdamm 27, 12203 Berlin, Germany
    J Antimicrob Chemother 68:2934-9. 2013
    ..This study describes findings and targets for quality improvement in German hospitals identified in a national point prevalence survey of healthcare-associated infections and AU...
  22. pmc Risk factors associated with the community-acquired colonization of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) positive Escherichia Coli. an exploratory case-control study
    Rasmus Leistner
    Institute of Hygiene and Environmental Medicine, Charite University Medicine Berlin, Berlin, Germany German National Reference Center for the Surveillance of Nosocomial Infections, Berlin, Germany
    PLoS ONE 8:e74323. 2013
    ..The objective of this study was to assess factors associated with community-acquired colonization of ESBL (+) E. coli...
  23. doi request reprint Regional trends in multidrug-resistant infections in German intensive care units: a real-time model for epidemiological monitoring and analysis
    A Kohlenberg
    Institute of Hygiene and Environmental Medicine, Charite University Medicine, Berlin, Germany
    J Hosp Infect 73:239-45. 2009
    ..This new surveillance module enables ICUs to monitor the occurrence of MDR bacteria by comparing local incidence densities with a national reference and shows significant regional variation of MDR bacteria in Germany...
  24. doi request reprint Antimicrobial resistance in Escherichia coli strains isolated from food, animals and humans in Germany
    E Meyer
    Institute of Environmental Medicine and Hospital Epidemiology, Freiburg University Hospital, Breisacher Str 115 b, 79106, Freiburg, Germany
    Infection 36:59-61. 2008
    ..coli strains originating from animals showed a higher resistance proportion to tetracycline...
  25. ncbi request reprint Is the prevalence of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia isolation and nosocomial infection increasing in intensive care units?
    E Meyer
    Institute of Environmental Medicine and Hospital Epidemiology, Freiburg University Hospital, Breisacherer Strasse 115b, 79106, Freiburg, Germany
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 25:711-4. 2006
    ....
  26. ncbi request reprint Antibiotic use in two cohorts of German intensive care units
    K De With
    Centre for Infectious Diseases and Travel Medicine, Department of Medicine, University Hospital, Freiburg, Germany
    J Hosp Infect 64:231-7. 2006
    ..In conclusion, in order to compare the use of antibiotics between ICU cohorts and to assess trends over time, data adjustment is required for hospital affiliation and size...
  27. ncbi request reprint Surveillance of nosocomial sepsis and pneumonia in patients with a bone marrow or peripheral blood stem cell transplant: a multicenter project
    M Dettenkofer
    Institute of Environmental Medicine and Hospital Epidemiology, University Medical Center, University Hospital of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
    Clin Infect Dis 40:926-31. 2005
    ....
  28. doi request reprint Epidemiology meets econometrics: using time-series analysis to observe the impact of bed occupancy rates on the spread of multidrug-resistant bacteria
    K Kaier
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, University Medical Center Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
    J Hosp Infect 76:108-13. 2010
    ..Overcrowding in general wards and long periods of ICU stay were identified as factors influencing the spread of multidrug-resistant bacteria in hospital settings...
  29. doi request reprint Extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Enterobacter cloacae in mobile dialysis units in the medical and surgical departments of a university hospital: a case-control study
    E B Kruse
    Beratungszentrum für Hygiene, Freiburg, Germany
    J Hosp Infect 75:33-6. 2010
    ..It was possible to contain the high frequency of ESBL colonisation or infection by reinforcing infection control measures and training the staff involved...
  30. doi request reprint Experimental contamination of a closed endotracheal suction system: 24 h vs 72 h
    E Meyer
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, University Medical Center Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
    Infection 37:49-51. 2009
    ..We investigated the presence of time-dependent differences (after 24 h and 72 h) in pathogen survival/growth in artificially contaminated closed suction catheters (OptiFlo)...