Constanze Wendt

Summary

Affiliation: University of Heidelberg
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Polyclonal bacteremia due to gram-negative rods
    C Wendt
    Institut fur Hygiene, Umweltmedizin, und Arbeitsmedizin, Freie Universitat Berlin, Berlin, Germany
    Clin Infect Dis 33:460-5. 2001
  2. doi request reprint First outbreak of Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC)-producing K. pneumoniae in Germany
    C Wendt
    Hygiene Institute, University of Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 324, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 29:563-70. 2010
  3. 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
  4. ncbi request reprint Characteristics that promote transmission of Staphylococcus aureus nursing homes in German nursing homes
    C Wendt
    Hygiene Institut, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 26:816-21. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for colonization with third-generation cephalosporin-resistant enterobacteriaceae
    C Wendt
    Hygiene Institute, University of Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 324, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
    Infection 33:327-32. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Value of whole-body washing with chlorhexidine for the eradication of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind clinical trial
    C Wendt
    Hygiene Institut, University of Heidelberg, 69 120 Heidelberg, Germany
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:1036-43. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus carriage in residents of German nursing homes
    H von Baum
    Hygiene Institut, University of Heidelberg, Germany
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 23:511-5. 2002
  8. pmc Longitudinal study of the molecular epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus at a university hospital
    Sabine Petersdorf
    Hygiene Institut, University of Heidelberg, INF 324, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
    J Clin Microbiol 44:4297-302. 2006
  9. doi request reprint Staphylococcus aureus in dermatology outpatients with special emphasis on community-associated methicillin-resistant strains
    Uta Jappe
    Department of Dermatology, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    J Invest Dermatol 128:2655-64. 2008
  10. 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

Detail Information

Publications23

  1. ncbi request reprint Polyclonal bacteremia due to gram-negative rods
    C Wendt
    Institut fur Hygiene, Umweltmedizin, und Arbeitsmedizin, Freie Universitat Berlin, Berlin, Germany
    Clin Infect Dis 33:460-5. 2001
    ..Nearly 20% of episodes of bacteremia due to nonfermenting rods were polyclonal, but it remains unclear why nonfermenting rods were more likely to cause polyclonal bacteremia than were other gram-negative rods...
  2. doi request reprint First outbreak of Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC)-producing K. pneumoniae in Germany
    C Wendt
    Hygiene Institute, University of Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 324, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 29:563-70. 2010
    ..Typing revealed that all patients were colonised by the same strain. KPC-K. pneumoniae has been introduced to Germany possibly from Greece and transmission to other institutions is likely...
  3. 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...
  4. ncbi request reprint Characteristics that promote transmission of Staphylococcus aureus nursing homes in German nursing homes
    C Wendt
    Hygiene Institut, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 26:816-21. 2005
    ..To determine factors that influence transmission of Staphylococcus aureus in nursing homes in the Rhine-Neckar region of southern Germany...
  5. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for colonization with third-generation cephalosporin-resistant enterobacteriaceae
    C Wendt
    Hygiene Institute, University of Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 324, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
    Infection 33:327-32. 2005
    ..We studied risk factors for colonization with CRE in a case control study including 1,706 patients, admitted to any of the 15 ICUs of Heidelberg University Hospitals...
  6. ncbi request reprint Value of whole-body washing with chlorhexidine for the eradication of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind clinical trial
    C Wendt
    Hygiene Institut, University of Heidelberg, 69 120 Heidelberg, Germany
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:1036-43. 2007
    ..Whole-body washing with antiseptic solution has been widely used as part of eradication treatment for colonization with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), but evidence for the effectiveness of this measure is limited...
  7. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus carriage in residents of German nursing homes
    H von Baum
    Hygiene Institut, University of Heidelberg, Germany
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 23:511-5. 2002
    ..To determine the prevalence of and the risk factors for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) carriage in nursing home residents in the Rhine-Neckar region of southern Germany...
  8. pmc Longitudinal study of the molecular epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus at a university hospital
    Sabine Petersdorf
    Hygiene Institut, University of Heidelberg, INF 324, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
    J Clin Microbiol 44:4297-302. 2006
    ..Infection control measures seemed sufficient to prevent further transmission of some but not all of the strains...
  9. doi request reprint Staphylococcus aureus in dermatology outpatients with special emphasis on community-associated methicillin-resistant strains
    Uta Jappe
    Department of Dermatology, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    J Invest Dermatol 128:2655-64. 2008
    ..The significant risk factor for the acquisition of CA-MRSA was visits to foreign countries and/or professional or private contacts with foreigners...
  10. 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...
  11. ncbi request reprint Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization in inflammatory versus non-inflammatory skin diseases: who should be screened?
    Uta Jappe
    Department of Dermatology and Venereology, University of Heidelberg, Germany
    Acta Derm Venereol 84:181-6. 2004
    ..Therefore, patients with chronic ulcers and erosions should be screened for MRSA colonization to implement infection control measures...
  12. ncbi request reprint Genetic diversity of Legionella pneumophila in hospital water systems
    Klaus Oberdorfer
    Institute of Hygiene, University of Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 324, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
    Int J Hyg Environ Health 211:172-8. 2008
    ..Contamination of water supplies seemed to be dominated by stable genotypes, even after various control measures. Additional genotypes could be isolated sporadically, however, their pathogenetic relevance seemed to be questionable...
  13. ncbi request reprint An outbreak of epidemic keratoconjunctivtis in a pediatric unit due to adenovirus type 8
    Iris E Chaberny
    Department of Medical Microbiology and Hygiene, Institute of Hygiene, University of Heidelberg, Germany
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 24:514-9. 2003
    ..To investigate and control an outbreak of epidemic keratoconjunctivitis (EKC) occurring in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and to determine signs specific for EKC in newborns...
  14. 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...
  15. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of a single-locus real-time polymerase chain reaction as a screening test for specific detection of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in ICU patients
    K Oberdorfer
    Institute of Hygiene, University of Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 324, 69120, Heidelberg, Germany
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 25:657-63. 2006
    ..Nevertheless, further work is needed to reduce the inhibition rate of the PCR and to explain why false-positive results were obtained with methicillin-susceptible S. aureus...
  16. pmc Genetic variability and prevalence of Bartonella henselae in cats in Berlin, Germany, and analysis of its genetic relatedness to a strain from Berlin that is pathogenic for humans
    M Arvand
    Institut für Infektionsmedizin, Freie Universitat Berlin, Berlin, Germany
    J Clin Microbiol 39:743-6. 2001
    ..henselae strains. Interestingly, all feline isolates displayed low genetic relatedness to B. henselae strain Berlin-1, which is pathogenic for humans...
  17. pmc Molecular evidence of Pneumocystis transmission in pediatric transplant unit
    Britta Höcker
    University Children s Hospital, Im Neuenheimer Feld 150, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
    Emerg Infect Dis 11:330-2. 2005
    ..An infant with mitochondriopathy was the probable index patient...
  18. doi request reprint Tigecycline for the treatment of patients with severe sepsis or septic shock: a drug use evaluation in a surgical intensive care unit
    Stefanie Swoboda
    Pharmacy Department, University Hospital of Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 670, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
    J Antimicrob Chemother 61:729-33. 2008
    ..The aim of this observational, retrospective evaluation was to assess tigecycline use patterns in a surgical intensive care unit (SICU) of a tertiary care centre...
  19. ncbi request reprint Staphylococcus aureus-induced plasmacytoid dendritic cell activation is based on an IgG-mediated memory response
    Marijo Parcina
    Department of Medical Microbiology and Hygiene, University Hospital Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    J Immunol 181:3823-33. 2008
    ..aureus represents an Ag-specific memory response since it requires the presence of class-switched immunoglobulins...
  20. doi request reprint Evidence-based spectrum of antimicrobial activity for disinfection of bronchoscopes
    Constanze Wendt
    Hygiene Institut, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    J Hosp Infect 70:60-8. 2008
    ..The aim of this analysis is to define those micro-organisms that may contaminate the bronchoscope during the examination and that may cause disease in other patients...
  21. pmc Evaluation of a new selective medium, BD BBL CHROMagar MRSA II, for detection of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in different specimens
    C Wendt
    Hygiene Institut, University of Heidelberg, INF 324, 69 120 Heidelberg, Germany
    J Clin Microbiol 48:2223-7. 2010
    ..6% for wound specimens, and 100% and 100% for positive blood cultures. The specificity was 99.8% for respiratory specimens and 100% for all others. In conclusion, CMRSAII is a reliable screening medium for multiple specimen types...
  22. ncbi request reprint Clostridium difficile diarrhoea in the immunosuppressed patient--update on prevention and management
    Matthias Schaier
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 19:2432-6. 2004
  23. pmc Susceptibilities of Campylobacter jejuni isolates from Germany to ciprofloxacin, moxifloxacin, erythromycin, clindamycin, and tetracycline
    Jutta Wagner
    Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology of Infection, Institute of Infectious Diseases Medicine, Benjamin Franklin Medical Center, Free University of Berlin, 12203 Berlin
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 47:2358-61. 2003
    ..The data indicate a considerable ciprofloxacin resistance (45.1%) without a clonal relationship of the strains and a greater in vitro activity of moxifloxacin, erythromycin, and clindamycin...