Elisabeth Meyer

Summary

Affiliation: University of Freiburg
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Design of a surveillance system of antibiotic use and bacterial resistance in German intensive care units (SARI)
    E Meyer
    Institute of Environmental Medicine and Hospital Epidemiology, Freiburg University Hospital, Hugstetter Str 55, D 79106 Freiburg, Germany
    Infection 31:208-15. 2003
  2. ncbi request reprint Temporal changes in bacterial resistance in German intensive care units, 2001-2003: data from the SARI (surveillance of antimicrobial use and antimicrobial resistance in intensive care units) project
    E Meyer
    Institute of Environmental Medicine and Hospital Epidemiology, University Hospital Freiburg, Hugstetter Str 55, 79106 Freiburg, Germany
    J Hosp Infect 60:348-52. 2005
  3. 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
  4. ncbi request reprint Nosocomial outbreak of norovirus gastroenteritis and investigation of ABO histo-blood group type in infected staff and patients
    E Meyer
    Institute for Environmental Medicine and Hospital Epidemiology, Freiburg University Hospital, Hugstetterstr 55, Freiburg 79106, Germany
    J Hosp Infect 56:64-6. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint [Quality assurance in intensive care medicine. SARI-surveillance on antibiotic use and bacterial resistance in intensive care units]
    E Meyer
    Institut fur Umweltmedizin und Krankenhaushygiene, Universitatsklinikum Freiburg
    Anaesthesist 53:427-33. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Surveillance of antimicrobial use and antimicrobial resistance in intensive care units (SARI): 1. Antimicrobial use in German intensive care units
    Elisabeth Meyer
    Institute of Environmental Medicine and Hospital Epidemiology, Freiburg University Hospital, Hugstetter Strasse 55, 79106 Freiburg, Germany
    Intensive Care Med 30:1089-96. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint [SARI: surveillance of antibiotic use and bacterial resistance in German intensive care units. Correlation between antibiotic use and the emergence of resistance]
    E Meyer
    Institut fur Umweltmedizin und Krankenhaushygiene, Universitatsklinikum Freiburg, Freiburg
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 47:345-51. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint [Microbiological diagnostic and antibiotic management of community aquired and nosocomial pneumonias in intensive care units in Germany]
    E Meyer
    Institut fur Umweltmedizin und Krankenhaushygiene, Universitatsklinikum Freiburg
    Anasthesiol Intensivmed Notfallmed Schmerzther 40:85-90. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in German intensive care units during 2000-2003: data from Project SARI (Surveillance of Antimicrobial Use and Antimicrobial Resistance in Intensive Care Units)
    Elisabeth Meyer
    Institute of Environmental Medicine and Hospital Epidemiology, Freiburg University Hospital, Hugstetter Str 55, 79106 Freiburg, Germany
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 27:146-54. 2006
  10. 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

Detail Information

Publications32

  1. ncbi request reprint Design of a surveillance system of antibiotic use and bacterial resistance in German intensive care units (SARI)
    E Meyer
    Institute of Environmental Medicine and Hospital Epidemiology, Freiburg University Hospital, Hugstetter Str 55, D 79106 Freiburg, Germany
    Infection 31:208-15. 2003
    ..Data on antibiotic consumption and bacterial resistance are important for benchmarking, ensuring quality of antibiotic treatment and helping to understand the relationship between the use of antibiotics and the emergence of resistance...
  2. ncbi request reprint Temporal changes in bacterial resistance in German intensive care units, 2001-2003: data from the SARI (surveillance of antimicrobial use and antimicrobial resistance in intensive care units) project
    E Meyer
    Institute of Environmental Medicine and Hospital Epidemiology, University Hospital Freiburg, Hugstetter Str 55, 79106 Freiburg, Germany
    J Hosp Infect 60:348-52. 2005
    ..No significant changes were shown for methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) (P=0.501; the MRSA rate increased in 18 ICUs and decreased in 14 ICUs). The only exception was an increase in ciprofloxacin-resistant E. coli...
  3. 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...
  4. ncbi request reprint Nosocomial outbreak of norovirus gastroenteritis and investigation of ABO histo-blood group type in infected staff and patients
    E Meyer
    Institute for Environmental Medicine and Hospital Epidemiology, Freiburg University Hospital, Hugstetterstr 55, Freiburg 79106, Germany
    J Hosp Infect 56:64-6. 2004
    ..Persons with O phenotype were significantly less affected than was expected from the normal distribution of blood group types in Southwest Germany (OR 2.45; 95% CI 1.22-4.95; P=0.01)...
  5. ncbi request reprint [Quality assurance in intensive care medicine. SARI-surveillance on antibiotic use and bacterial resistance in intensive care units]
    E Meyer
    Institut fur Umweltmedizin und Krankenhaushygiene, Universitatsklinikum Freiburg
    Anaesthesist 53:427-33. 2004
    ..The design of the project and first results of SARI are presented. The epidemiological data of SARI form a basis for improved antibiotic and infection control management in ICUs (http://www.sari-antibiotika.de)...
  6. ncbi request reprint Surveillance of antimicrobial use and antimicrobial resistance in intensive care units (SARI): 1. Antimicrobial use in German intensive care units
    Elisabeth Meyer
    Institute of Environmental Medicine and Hospital Epidemiology, Freiburg University Hospital, Hugstetter Strasse 55, 79106 Freiburg, Germany
    Intensive Care Med 30:1089-96. 2004
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint [SARI: surveillance of antibiotic use and bacterial resistance in German intensive care units. Correlation between antibiotic use and the emergence of resistance]
    E Meyer
    Institut fur Umweltmedizin und Krankenhaushygiene, Universitatsklinikum Freiburg, Freiburg
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 47:345-51. 2004
    ..This is an indirect parameter of transmission of identical strains. The epidemiological data of SARI form a basis for improved antibiotic and infection control management in ICUs (http://www.sari-antibiotika.de)...
  8. ncbi request reprint [Microbiological diagnostic and antibiotic management of community aquired and nosocomial pneumonias in intensive care units in Germany]
    E Meyer
    Institut fur Umweltmedizin und Krankenhaushygiene, Universitatsklinikum Freiburg
    Anasthesiol Intensivmed Notfallmed Schmerzther 40:85-90. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in German intensive care units during 2000-2003: data from Project SARI (Surveillance of Antimicrobial Use and Antimicrobial Resistance in Intensive Care Units)
    Elisabeth Meyer
    Institute of Environmental Medicine and Hospital Epidemiology, Freiburg University Hospital, Hugstetter Str 55, 79106 Freiburg, Germany
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 27:146-54. 2006
    ....
  10. 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
    ....
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. ncbi request reprint Antifungal use in intensive care units
    Elisabeth Meyer
    Institute of Environmental Medicine and Hospital Epidemiology, University Medical Centre Freiburg, Freiburg University Hospital, Breisacher Str 115B, 79106 Freiburg, Germany
    J Antimicrob Chemother 60:619-24. 2007
    ..To provide benchmarking data on antifungal use in intensive care units (ICUs), to analyse risk factors and to look for correlations with antibiotic use data and structure parameters...
  16. 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)...
  17. 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
    ....
  18. doi request reprint [Surveillance of antibiotic use and bacterial resistance in intensive care units]
    E Meyer
    Institut fur Umweltmedizin und Krankenhaushygiene, Universitatsklinikum Freiburg, Freiburg, BRD
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 51:926-35. 2008
    ..Pooled data of antibiotic use and bacterial resistance allow trends and extrapolations for Germany, which are relevant for future strategies...
  19. 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
    ....
  20. 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...
  21. doi request reprint [Diversity in antibiotic use in intensive care units in Germany]
    E Meyer
    Institut fur Umweltmedizin und Krankenhaushygiene, Universitatsklinikum Freiburg, Breisacher Str 115B, 79106 Freiburg
    Dtsch Med Wochenschr 133:235-40. 2008
    ....
  22. 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...
  23. 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
    ....
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
  26. 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)...
  27. ncbi request reprint Pseudocontamination of blood components with Burkholderia cepacia during quality controls
    W Ebner
    Institute of Environmental Medicine and Hospital Epidemiology, Freiburg University Hospital, Germany
    Transfus Med 15:241-2. 2005
    ..After introduction of an alcohol-based preparation, no more cases of B. cepacia contamination have been identified...
  28. ncbi request reprint Risk factor analysis of blood stream infection and pneumonia in neutropenic patients after peripheral blood stem-cell transplantation
    E Meyer
    Institute of Environmental Medicine and Hospital Epidemiology, Freiburg University Hospital, Freiburg, Germany
    Bone Marrow Transplant 39:173-8. 2007
    ..The increased risk for BSI in males and patients with advanced AML, and the increased risk for pneumonia in unrelated donor allogeneic PBSCT patients should be targeted to prevent infections in these higher risk groups...
  29. ncbi request reprint Implementation of an intensified infection control program to reduce MRSA transmissions in a German tertiary care hospital
    Matthias Trautmann
    Institute of Hospital Hygiene, Klinikum Stuttgart, Katharinenhospital, Stuttgart, Germany
    Am J Infect Control 35:643-9. 2007
    ..In our 900-bed tertiary care community hospital, a similar increase was noted during the period from 1994 to 2002, although single-room isolation and decolonization therapy were the standard of care...
  30. ncbi request reprint Effects of long-term routine use of selective digestive decontamination on antimicrobial resistance
    Alexandra Heininger
    Tubingen University Hospital, Department for Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Tubingen, Germany
    Intensive Care Med 32:1569-76. 2006
    ..To assess the distribution of bacterial species and antimicrobial resistance in an ICU during long-term use of selective digestive decontamination (SDD) in the context of national reference data...
  31. ncbi request reprint Use of very old and very new antibiotics in intensive care units in Germany
    Elisabeth Meyer
    J Antimicrob Chemother 60:1413-5. 2007
  32. ncbi request reprint [Surveillance of antibiotic use and resistance]
    Elisabeth Meyer
    Institut für Umweltmedizin und Krankenhaushygiene des Universitätsklinikums Freiburg, Germany
    Anasthesiol Intensivmed Notfallmed Schmerzther 42:116-20. 2007
    ..Advantages and disadvantages of different national and international surveillance systems will be discussed as well as orientation on reference data...