M Exner

Summary

Affiliation: University of Bonn
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. pmc Divergent opinions on surface disinfection: myths or prevention? A review of the literature
    Martin Exner
    Institute of Hygiene and Public Health, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
    GMS Krankenhhyg Interdiszip 2:Doc19. 2007
  2. doi request reprint [Experiences with outbreaks of nosocomial infections]
    M Exner
    Institut für Hygiene und öffentliche Gesundheit, Universitat Bonn, Sigmund Freud Strasse 25, Bonn, Germany
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 55:1432-43. 2012
  3. doi request reprint [Historical development and current demands on medical training, further and advanced training in hygiene and infection prevention]
    M Exner
    Institut für Hygiene und öffentliche Gesundheit, Universitat Bonn, Sigmund Freudstrasse 25, Bonn, Germany
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 55:1465-73. 2012
  4. pmc Experimental based experiences with the introduction of a water safety plan for a multi-located university clinic and its efficacy according to WHO recommendations
    Alexander Dyck
    Institute for Hygiene and Environmental Medicine of the Ernst Moritz Arndt University, Greifswald, Germany
    BMC Public Health 7:34. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Household cleaning and surface disinfection: new insights and strategies
    M Exner
    Institute of Hygiene and Public Health, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
    J Hosp Infect 56:S70-5. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint [1974-2004: the Commission for Hospital Hygiene has been working for 30 years. From the "old" to the "new" guideline]
    M Exner
    Institut für Hygiene und öffentliche Gesundheit, Universitat Bonn, Bonn
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 47:313-22. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint [Significance of the ordinance on the quality of water for human consumption (Drinking Water Ordinance 2001) for hospital hygiene]
    M Exner
    Universitat Bonn, Bonn
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 47:384-91. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint [Parasitic zoonoses transmitted by drinking water. Giardiasis and cryptosporidiosis]
    M Exner
    Universitat Bonn, Bonn
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 47:698-704. 2004
  9. doi request reprint [Experience with prevention and control of legionellosis in Germany : plea for proactive risk management]
    M Exner
    Institut für Hygiene und öffentliche Gesundheit, Universitat Bonn, Deutschland
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 54:699-708. 2011
  10. ncbi request reprint [Water as a reservoir for nosocomial infections in health care facilities, prevention and control]
    M Exner
    Institut für Hygiene und Offentliche Gesundheit der Universität Bonn, Bonn, BRD
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 50:302-11. 2007

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Publications43

  1. pmc Divergent opinions on surface disinfection: myths or prevention? A review of the literature
    Martin Exner
    Institute of Hygiene and Public Health, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
    GMS Krankenhhyg Interdiszip 2:Doc19. 2007
    ....
  2. doi request reprint [Experiences with outbreaks of nosocomial infections]
    M Exner
    Institut für Hygiene und öffentliche Gesundheit, Universitat Bonn, Sigmund Freud Strasse 25, Bonn, Germany
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 55:1432-43. 2012
    ..A national documentation centre, e.g. at the Robert Koch Institute, should be established, thereby making experiences with outbreaks widely available...
  3. doi request reprint [Historical development and current demands on medical training, further and advanced training in hygiene and infection prevention]
    M Exner
    Institut für Hygiene und öffentliche Gesundheit, Universitat Bonn, Sigmund Freudstrasse 25, Bonn, Germany
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 55:1465-73. 2012
    ..The demand of re-establishing new institutes of hygiene by the German Medical Council is discussed. The curriculum for the formation of hospital hygienists is presented...
  4. pmc Experimental based experiences with the introduction of a water safety plan for a multi-located university clinic and its efficacy according to WHO recommendations
    Alexander Dyck
    Institute for Hygiene and Environmental Medicine of the Ernst Moritz Arndt University, Greifswald, Germany
    BMC Public Health 7:34. 2007
    ..The origin for the occurrence of pathogenic microorganisms in water pipes is the formation of biofilm...
  5. ncbi request reprint Household cleaning and surface disinfection: new insights and strategies
    M Exner
    Institute of Hygiene and Public Health, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
    J Hosp Infect 56:S70-5. 2004
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint [1974-2004: the Commission for Hospital Hygiene has been working for 30 years. From the "old" to the "new" guideline]
    M Exner
    Institut für Hygiene und öffentliche Gesundheit, Universitat Bonn, Bonn
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 47:313-22. 2004
    ..This article describes the political importance of nosocomial infections for public health as well as the working basis, the methods, and the latest guidelines of the Commission...
  7. ncbi request reprint [Significance of the ordinance on the quality of water for human consumption (Drinking Water Ordinance 2001) for hospital hygiene]
    M Exner
    Universitat Bonn, Bonn
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 47:384-91. 2004
    ..For this reason, every irregularity detected must be reported to the local public health authority...
  8. ncbi request reprint [Parasitic zoonoses transmitted by drinking water. Giardiasis and cryptosporidiosis]
    M Exner
    Universitat Bonn, Bonn
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 47:698-704. 2004
    ..Further measures for prevention and control are implementation of the HACCP concept, which includes the whole chain of procedures of drinking water supply from catchment via treatment to tap and a quality management system...
  9. doi request reprint [Experience with prevention and control of legionellosis in Germany : plea for proactive risk management]
    M Exner
    Institut für Hygiene und öffentliche Gesundheit, Universitat Bonn, Deutschland
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 54:699-708. 2011
    ..The article concludes with a short discussion of the controversial approaches for the prevention of legionellosis in Germany...
  10. ncbi request reprint [Water as a reservoir for nosocomial infections in health care facilities, prevention and control]
    M Exner
    Institut für Hygiene und Offentliche Gesundheit der Universität Bonn, Bonn, BRD
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 50:302-11. 2007
    ....
  11. ncbi request reprint Consensus report: E. coli O104:H4 (HUSEC041) and the potential threat to European water supplies
    Martin Exner
    Institute for Hygiene and Public Health, University of Bonn, Germany
    Int J Hyg Environ Health 214:500-1. 2011
    ..Water used in the processing of foods likely to be eaten raw, especially sprouts, should be of drinking water quality...
  12. doi request reprint [Risk of infection in the home environment. Plea for a new risk assessment]
    M Exner
    Institut für Hygiene und Offentliche Gesundheit der Universität Bonn, Bonn, BRD
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 51:1247-57. 2008
    ..The article gives an overview of new risks and epidemiological changes and discusses the necessity of a new risk assessment and risk management approach which hopefully will lead to a changing paradigm...
  13. doi request reprint Verification of the efficiency of chemical disinfection and sanitation measures in in-building distribution systems
    J Lenz
    Institute for Hygiene and Public Health, University of Bonn, Germany
    Int J Hyg Environ Health 213:198-203. 2010
    ..According to these results, no general correlation between CFU/cm(2), TCC/cm(2) and the visualised biofilm matrix on the silicone tube surface (SEM) could be demonstrated after a treatment with disinfectants...
  14. ncbi request reprint GIS-based analysis of drinking-water supply structures: a module for microbial risk assessment
    T Kistemann
    University of Bonn, Institute for Hygiene and Public Health, Sigmund Freud Strasse 25, D 53105 Bonn, Germany
    Int J Hyg Environ Health 203:301-10. 2001
    ..GIS is assumed to be a very useful tool to meet these requirements...
  15. ncbi request reprint GIS-supported investigation of a nosocomial Salmonella outbreak
    T Kistemann
    Hygiene Institute, University of Bonn, Germany
    Int J Hyg Environ Health 203:117-26. 2000
    ..From these experiences, some recommendations could be derived for the investigation of food-borne outbreaks in hospitals...
  16. ncbi request reprint Prevention and control of health care-associated waterborne infections in health care facilities
    M Exner
    Institute for Hygiene and Public Health, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
    Am J Infect Control 33:S26-40. 2005
    ..In high-risk areas, the application of disposable sterile point-of-use filters for faucets and shower heads appears to be the practice of choice to efficiently control waterborne pathogens and to prevent infections...
  17. ncbi request reprint Impact of portable air filtration units on exposure of haematology-oncology patients to airborne Aspergillus fumigatus spores under field conditions
    S Engelhart
    Institute of Hygiene and Public Health, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
    J Hosp Infect 54:300-4. 2003
    ..We conclude that under field conditions this air filtration unit cannot be recommended for prevention of invasive aspergillosis in neutropenic haematology-oncology patients...
  18. doi request reprint [Repeated prevalence investigations of nursing home-associated infections as a tool to assess the hygienic quality of care]
    S Engelhart
    Institut für Hygiene und öffentliche Gesundheit, Universitatsklinikum Bonn, Bonn
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 52:936-44. 2009
    ..The primary intention of surveillance should be the identification of hygienic problems. However, the resources should preferentially be focused on hygienic structures and processes...
  19. ncbi request reprint A geographical information system (GIS) as a tool for microbial risk assessment in catchment areas of drinking water reservoirs
    T Kistemann
    Hygiene Institute, University of Bonn, Sigmund Freud Strasse 25, D 53105 Bonn
    Int J Hyg Environ Health 203:225-33. 2001
    ..MRA-GIS proves to be helpful to manage multi-barrier water protection in catchment areas and ideally assists the application of the HACCP concept on drinking water production...
  20. ncbi request reprint Pseudomonas aeruginosa outbreak in a haematology-oncology unit associated with contaminated surface cleaning equipment
    S Engelhart
    Institute of Hygiene and Public Health, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
    J Hosp Infect 52:93-8. 2002
    ..This investigation emphasizes the need to carefully evaluate cleaning and disinfection practices for patient care, particularly in neutropenic patients...
  21. ncbi request reprint The higher disinfectant resistance of nosocomial isolates of Klebsiella oxytoca: how reliable are indicator organisms in disinfectant testing?
    J Gebel
    Committee for Disinfectants, German Society for Hygiene and Microbiology DGHM, c o Institute of Hygiene and Public Health, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
    J Hosp Infect 50:309-11. 2002
    ..This report describes the events and draws conclusions concerning the use of disinfectants, the treatment of cleaning utensils, the reliability of procedures for testing disinfectants, and suggests additional measures...
  22. ncbi request reprint Prospective surveillance for healthcare-associated infections in German nursing home residents
    S T Engelhart
    Institute of Hygiene and Public Health, University of Bonn, Sigmund Freud Str 25, 53105 Bonn, Germany
    J Hosp Infect 60:46-50. 2005
    ..In Germany, the implementation of a hospital reimbursement system based on diagnosis-related groups is likely further to increase the proportion of vulnerable populations in long-term-care facilities...
  23. ncbi request reprint Disinfectant activity against different morphological forms of Helicobacter pylori: first results
    J Gebel
    Institute of Hygiene, University of Bonn, Germany
    J Hosp Infect 48:S58-63. 2001
    ..The present pilot study addresses the question of disinfectant efficacy against both forms of the bacterium...
  24. doi request reprint Detection of Helicobacter pylori in biofilms by real-time PCR
    S Linke
    Institute for Hygiene and Public Health, University of Bonn, Sigmund Freud Strasse 25, Klinikgelände 35, 53105 Bonn, Germany
    Int J Hyg Environ Health 213:176-82. 2010
    ..pylori. The results suggest that drinking water biofilms may act as a reservoir for H. pylori which raises new concerns about the role of biofilms as vectors for pathogens like Helicobacter pylori...
  25. doi request reprint [Hygiene tips for kids. Concept and examples of realisation]
    J Gebel
    Universitat Bonn, Bonn, BRD
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 51:1304-13. 2008
    ..A long-term goal would be the obligatory integration of a sensible health education programme in the syllabus of pre-school, kindergarten and primary schools...
  26. ncbi request reprint Sick building syndrome in an office building formerly used by a pharmaceutical company: a case study
    S Engelhart
    Hygiene Institut der Universität Bonn, Germany
    Indoor Air 9:139-43. 1999
    ..g., when advising about or planning for renovations of buildings formerly used for production, handling, or storing of chemicals...
  27. pmc Microbial load of drinking water reservoir tributaries during extreme rainfall and runoff
    T Kistemann
    Institute for Hygiene and Public Health, WHO CC for Health Promoting Water Management and Risk Communication, University of Bonn, D 53105 Bonn, Germany
    Appl Environ Microbiol 68:2188-97. 2002
    ..The procedures for raw water surveillance in the context of multiple-barrier protection and risk assessment ought to include sampling during extreme runoff situations...
  28. pmc Severe Serratia liquefaciens sepsis following vitamin C infusion treatment by a naturopathic practitioner
    S Engelhart
    Institute of Hygiene and Public Health, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
    J Clin Microbiol 41:3986-8. 2003
    ....
  29. doi request reprint [Five years of the Robert Koch Institute guidelines for reprocessing of flexible endoscopes. A look back and a look forward]
    O Leiss
    Gastroenterologische Gemeinschaftspraxis, Bahnhofplatz 2, Mainz, BRD
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 51:211-20. 2008
    ..Aspects not mentioned in the German guidelines, e.g. duration of storage after reprocessing and risk of infection transmission by the endo-washer, are discussed...
  30. ncbi request reprint Hygiene and health - the need for a holistic approach
    M Exner
    Hygiene Institute of the University of Bonn, Germany
    Am J Infect Control 29:228-31. 2001
    ..Risk assessment, risk management, and risk communication are basic steps of a modern holistic strategy. Hygiene has the potential to act as a moderator of diverging positions of different disciplines within this renewed approach...
  31. ncbi request reprint [Reprocessing of flexible endoscopes and endoscopic accessories - an international comparison of guidelines]
    O Leiss
    Fachbereich Gastroenterologie, Deutsche Klinik fur Diagnostik, Wiesbaden
    Z Gastroenterol 40:531-42. 2002
    ....
  32. ncbi request reprint Hand hygiene
    A Kramer
    Institute of Hygiene and Environmental Medicine, Medical Faculty, Ernst Moritz Arndt University, Hainstrasse 26, D 17487 Greifswald, Germany
    Dev Ophthalmol 33:316-27. 2002
  33. ncbi request reprint [Hygiene in endoscopy in the clinic and practice, 2003: Results of infection hygiene survey on endoscopy services in Frankfurt am Main by the public health service]
    U Heudorf
    Abteilung Medizinische Dienste und Hygiene, Gesundheitsamt der Stadt Frankfurt am Main
    Z Gastroenterol 42:669-76. 2004
    ..Here, a survey of current reprocessing practices in an urban region in Germany is published, covering all hospitals and private practices in this region...
  34. ncbi request reprint Heterotrophic plate count measurement in drinking water safety management: report of an Expert Meeting Geneva, 24-25 April 2002
    J Bartram
    World Health Organization, 20 Avenue Appia, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
    Int J Food Microbiol 92:241-7. 2004
    ....
  35. ncbi request reprint [Current hygiene status in endoscopic practice. Results from monitoring the reprocessing of flexible endoscopes in hospitals and private practices in Frankfurt on the Main, Germany, 2003/4]
    U Heudorf
    Abteilung Medizinische Dienste und Hygiene, Gesundheitsamt der Stadt Frankfurt am Main
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 48:1265-72. 2005
    ..Therefore control visits of the Public Health Services should not only cover hygiene in reprocessing the endoscopes but also hygiene in reprocessing endoscopic accessories as well...
  36. ncbi request reprint [Infection control and compliance with national recommendations among dentists in Frankfurt/M, Germany: results of a pilot project, 2005]
    U Heudorf
    Abteilung Medizinische Dienste und Hygiene, Stadtgesundheitsamt Frankfurt am Main, Braubachstrasse 18 22, 60311 Frankfurt M
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 49:648-59. 2006
    ..Thus, hygiene control visits of the public health services could focus on other practices such as ambulatory surgery or endoscopy...
  37. ncbi request reprint German guidelines for reprocessing endoscopes and endoscopic accessories: guideline compliance in Frankfurt/Main, Germany
    U Heudorf
    Public Health Department of the City of Frankfurt Main, Germany
    J Hosp Infect 64:69-75. 2006
    ..Infection control advice and the control of public health regulations resulted in the correction of most processing faults between 2003 and 2004...
  38. ncbi request reprint Dermal and bronchial symptoms in children: are they caused by PAH containing parquet glue or by passive smoking?
    U Heudorf
    Public Health Services of the City of Frankfurt on the Main, Braubachstr 18 22, 60311, Frankfurt M, Germany
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 78:655-62. 2005
    ..Therefore, the children's symptoms and complaints were analysed for association with PAH contamination in parquet glue and household dust as well as with internal exposure to PAHs via determination of 1-hydroxypyrene in urine samples...
  39. ncbi request reprint [Multiplication and killing temperatures of naturally occurring legionellas]
    R Schulze-Röbbecke
    Hygiene Institut der Universität Bonn
    Zentralbl Bakteriol Mikrobiol Hyg B 184:495-500. 1987
    ..Frequent failure to eradicate legionellae from hot water systems by elevating the water temperature indicates that it is impossible to achieve effective temperature levels concomitantly in all parts of the system...
  40. ncbi request reprint Haem oxygenase-1 genotype and cardiovascular adverse events in patients with peripheral artery disease
    P Dick
    Department of Angiology, Vienna General Hospital, Medical University Vienna, Austria, Europe
    Eur J Clin Invest 35:731-7. 2005
    ..Short (< 25) (GT)n repeats are suggested to facilitate enhanced HO-1 up-regulation in response to injury and confer potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidative effects...
  41. ncbi request reprint Recommendations for surgical hand disinfection -- requirements, implementation and need for research. A proposal by representatives of the SFHH, DGHM and DGKH for a European discussion
    J C Labadie
    French Society for Hospital Hygiene, Bordeaux, France
    J Hosp Infect 51:312-5. 2002
  42. ncbi request reprint Skin cholesterol: test performance, evaluation of potential determinants and correlation analysis with cardiovascular risk factors and circulating markers of inflammation
    M Reiter
    Clinic for Internal Medicine II, Department of Angiology, University of Vienna, Wahringer Gurtel 18 20, A 1090 Vienna, Austria
    Vasa 35:167-73. 2006
    ....