Heike von Baum

Summary

Affiliation: University of Ulm
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Community-acquired Legionella pneumonia: new insights from the German competence network for community acquired pneumonia
    Heike von Baum
    Institute for Medical Microbiology and Hygiene, University Hospital of Ulm, Germany
    Clin Infect Dis 46:1356-64. 2008
  2. pmc Inflammatory parameters predict etiologic patterns but do not allow for individual prediction of etiology in patients with CAP: results from the German competence network CAPNETZ
    Stefan Kruger
    Medical Clinic I, University Clinic RWTH Aachen, Germany
    Respir Res 10:65. 2009
  3. pmc Clustering of antibiotic resistance of E. coli in couples: suggestion for a major role of conjugal transmission
    Susanne Lietzau
    Department of Epidemiology, German Centre for Research on Ageing, Heidelberg, Germany
    BMC Infect Dis 6:119. 2006
  4. doi request reprint [Community-acquired Legionella pneumonia : data from the CAPNETZ study]
    H von Baum
    Institut fur Medizinische Mikrobiologie und Hygiene, Universitat Ulm, CAPNETZ Study Group, Deutschland
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 54:688-92. 2011
  5. doi request reprint What healthcare workers want--the ideal hand disinfectant
    Heike von Baum
    Institute for Medical Microbiology and Hygiene, Ulm University, Germany
    J Hosp Infect 70:58-9. 2008
  6. doi request reprint Community-acquired pneumonia through Enterobacteriaceae and Pseudomonas aeruginosa: Diagnosis, incidence and predictors
    H von Baum
    Institute for Medical Microbiology and Hygiene, Ulm University Hospital, Ulm, Germany
    Eur Respir J 35:598-605. 2010
  7. ncbi request reprint Preliminary report: outbreak of Legionnaires disease in the cities of Ulm and Neu-Ulm in Germany, December 2009 - January 2010
    H von Baum
    Institute of Medical Microbiology and Hygiene, Ulm University Hospitals, Germany
    Euro Surveill 15:19472. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Is domestic tap water a risk for infections in neutropenic patients?
    H von Baum
    Section Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, Institute of Medical Microbiology and Hygiene, University Hospital of Ulm, Steinhoevelstr 9, 89075, Ulm, Germany
    Infection 38:181-6. 2010
  9. doi request reprint How deadly is seasonal influenza-associated pneumonia? The German Competence Network for Community-Acquired Pneumonia
    H von Baum
    Institute for Medical Microbiology and Hygiene, University Hospital of Ulm, Ulm, Germany
    Eur Respir J 37:1151-7. 2011
  10. pmc Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia revisited within the German Competence Network for Community-acquired pneumonia (CAPNETZ)
    Heike von Baum
    Institute for Medical Microbiology and Hygiene, Ulm University Hospital, Ulm, Germany
    BMC Infect Dis 9:62. 2009

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Publications20

  1. doi request reprint Community-acquired Legionella pneumonia: new insights from the German competence network for community acquired pneumonia
    Heike von Baum
    Institute for Medical Microbiology and Hygiene, University Hospital of Ulm, Germany
    Clin Infect Dis 46:1356-64. 2008
    ..The Competence Network for Community Acquired Pneumonia (CAPNETZ) offers a unique opportunity to study the epidemiology of legionellosis throughout Germany, applying sophisticated diagnostic tools...
  2. pmc Inflammatory parameters predict etiologic patterns but do not allow for individual prediction of etiology in patients with CAP: results from the German competence network CAPNETZ
    Stefan Kruger
    Medical Clinic I, University Clinic RWTH Aachen, Germany
    Respir Res 10:65. 2009
    ..Aim of this study was to evaluate the correlation of inflammatory markers procalcitonin (PCT), C-reactive protein (CRP) and leukocyte count (WBC) with microbiological etiology of CAP...
  3. pmc Clustering of antibiotic resistance of E. coli in couples: suggestion for a major role of conjugal transmission
    Susanne Lietzau
    Department of Epidemiology, German Centre for Research on Ageing, Heidelberg, Germany
    BMC Infect Dis 6:119. 2006
    ..Spread of antibiotic resistance in hospitals is a well-known problem, but studies investigating the importance of factors potentially related to the spread of resistant bacteria in outpatients are sparse...
  4. doi request reprint [Community-acquired Legionella pneumonia : data from the CAPNETZ study]
    H von Baum
    Institut fur Medizinische Mikrobiologie und Hygiene, Universitat Ulm, CAPNETZ Study Group, Deutschland
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 54:688-92. 2011
    ..Whereas outpatients show a mild clinical course, mortality for hospitalized patients is 11.2%. It can be assumed that only a minority of cases of Legionnaire's disease is recognized and reported in Germany...
  5. doi request reprint What healthcare workers want--the ideal hand disinfectant
    Heike von Baum
    Institute for Medical Microbiology and Hygiene, Ulm University, Germany
    J Hosp Infect 70:58-9. 2008
    ..The results of an anonymised and voluntary survey asking for characteristics of an ideal hand disinfectant are presented. Participants were 475 healthcare workers from a German University Hospital...
  6. doi request reprint Community-acquired pneumonia through Enterobacteriaceae and Pseudomonas aeruginosa: Diagnosis, incidence and predictors
    H von Baum
    Institute for Medical Microbiology and Hygiene, Ulm University Hospital, Ulm, Germany
    Eur Respir J 35:598-605. 2010
    ..The risk of the presence of these pathogens can be assessed using several predictors, which may identify those patients in need of an extended diagnostic work-up and initial antimicrobial treatment...
  7. ncbi request reprint Preliminary report: outbreak of Legionnaires disease in the cities of Ulm and Neu-Ulm in Germany, December 2009 - January 2010
    H von Baum
    Institute of Medical Microbiology and Hygiene, Ulm University Hospitals, Germany
    Euro Surveill 15:19472. 2010
    ..A hitherto unidentified wet cooling system in these twin cities is considered as the most likely source of infection...
  8. doi request reprint Is domestic tap water a risk for infections in neutropenic patients?
    H von Baum
    Section Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, Institute of Medical Microbiology and Hygiene, University Hospital of Ulm, Steinhoevelstr 9, 89075, Ulm, Germany
    Infection 38:181-6. 2010
    ..and Pseudomonas aeruginosa...
  9. doi request reprint How deadly is seasonal influenza-associated pneumonia? The German Competence Network for Community-Acquired Pneumonia
    H von Baum
    Institute for Medical Microbiology and Hygiene, University Hospital of Ulm, Ulm, Germany
    Eur Respir J 37:1151-7. 2011
    ..2%). Mortality was higher in patients with mixed compared with pure influenza-associated pneumonia. However, we could not observe any excess mortality in patients with influenza-associated pneumonia...
  10. pmc Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia revisited within the German Competence Network for Community-acquired pneumonia (CAPNETZ)
    Heike von Baum
    Institute for Medical Microbiology and Hygiene, Ulm University Hospital, Ulm, Germany
    BMC Infect Dis 9:62. 2009
    ..Therefore, the relative impact of each atypical pathogen, particularly Mycoplasma pneumoniae deserves renewed attention...
  11. ncbi request reprint Low prevalence of Chlamydia pneumoniae in adults with community-acquired pneumonia
    Nele Wellinghausen
    Institute of Medical Microbiology and Hygiene, University of Ulm, Robert Koch Strasse 8, D 89081 Ulm, Germany
    Int J Med Microbiol 296:485-91. 2006
    ..C. pneumoniae is currently a rare cause of CAP in adult patients in Germany. Analysis of a single serum sample is not useful for diagnosis of acute C. pneumoniae infection in CAP...
  12. pmc Culture-independent molecular subtyping of Mycoplasma pneumoniae in clinical samples
    Roger Dumke
    Technical University Dresden, Medical Faculty Carl Gustav Carus, Institute of Medical Microbiology and Hygiene, Fetscherstrasse 74, D 01307 Dresden, Germany
    J Clin Microbiol 44:2567-70. 2006
    ..It allows the differentiation of all known subtypes and variants of M. pneumoniae as well as the identification of new subtypes directly in clinical samples to characterize endemic and epidemic M. pneumoniae infections...
  13. ncbi request reprint Impact of fluoroquinolone prophylaxis on reduced infection-related mortality among patients with neutropenia and hematologic malignancies
    Stefan Reuter
    Section of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Immunology, Department of Internal Medicine III, University Hospital of Ulm, Germany
    Clin Infect Dis 40:1087-93. 2005
    ..Bacterial antimicrobial resistance is likely to cause a progressive lack of efficacy of fluoroquinolones, but no convincing evidence from clinicoepidemiologic observations has proved this hypothesis...
  14. ncbi request reprint Household contacts were key factor for children's colonization with resistant Escherichia coli in community setting
    Susanne Lietzau
    Department of Epidemiology, German Centre for Research on Ageing, Heidelberg, Germany
    J Clin Epidemiol 60:1149-55. 2007
    ..coli) can lead to life-threatening situations. Epidemiological data on the prevalence and major determinants of carriage of antibiotic resistant E. coli among children in the community setting are sparse...
  15. ncbi request reprint Pro-atrial natriuretic peptide and pro-vasopressin to predict severity and prognosis in community-acquired pneumonia: results from the German competence network CAPNETZ
    Stefan Kruger
    Medizinische Klinik I, Universitatsklinikum Aachen, Pauwelsstrasse 30, 52057 Aachen, Germany
    Intensive Care Med 33:2069-78. 2007
    ..The aim of this substudy was to evaluate the value of pro-atrial natriuretic peptide (MR-proANP) and pro-vasopressin (CT-proAVP) for severity assessment and outcome prediction in CAP...
  16. ncbi request reprint Twofold nosocomial acquisition of VRE
    Heike von Baum
    J Infect 55:203-4. 2007
  17. ncbi request reprint Infection control in German nursing homes
    Constanze Wendt
    Hygiene Institut, University of Heidelberg, Germany
    Am J Infect Control 34:426-9. 2006
    ..However, the lack of responsibility of the caring physicians for the whole population of a nursing home may hinder the process. This article discusses the state of infection control in German nursing homes...
  18. ncbi request reprint Survival of cephalosporin-resistant enterobacteriaceae on fingers
    Anuradha Gunale
    University Institute of Hygiene, Heidelberg, Germany
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 27:974-7. 2006
    ..Although there was no significant difference in survival between the groups of transmitted and sporadic strains, there were significant differences in bacterial survival between the participants...
  19. ncbi request reprint Antimicrobial resistance of Escherichia coli and therapeutic implications
    Heike von Baum
    Department of Medical Microbiology and Hygiene, University of Ulm, Robert Koch Str 8, D 89081 Ulm, Germany
    Int J Med Microbiol 295:503-11. 2005
    ..coli...
  20. ncbi request reprint Differences in hand hygiene behavior related to the contamination risk of healthcare activities in different groups of healthcare workers
    Constanze Wendt
    Hygiene Institut der Universität Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 25:203-6. 2004
    ..The Fulkerson scale lists 15 typical clinical activities ranked according to their risk of hand contamination...