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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584733/nosocomial-infections-and-antibiotic-resistance-pattern-in-open-heart-surgery-patients-at-imam-ali-hospital-in-kermanshah-iran
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Fatemeh Heydarpour, Youssef Rahmani, Behzad Heydarpour, Atefeh Asadmobini
Background: Patients undergoing open heart surgery have a relatively high risk of acquiring nosocomial infections. The development of antibiotic-resistant infections is associated with prolonged hospital stays and mortalities. Objectives: The present study was conducted to investigate nosocomial infections and the antibiotic resistance pattern in bacteria causing these infections in open heart surgery patients at Imam Ali Hospital in Kermanshah in the west of Iran over a 4-year period from March 2011 to March 2014...
2017: GMS Hygiene and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451517/uv-c-inactivation-of-legionella-rubrilucens
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Julian Schmid, Katharina Hoenes, Monika Rath, Petra Vatter, Martin Hessling
Background: Despite the great health significance of Legionella, there is only little information on their UV sensitivity. Besides Legionella pneumophila only L. longbeachae has been investigated so far. Methods: In this study L. rubrilucens has been spread on buffered charcoal yeast extract agar and irradiated with the 254 nm UV-C emission of a mercury vapor lamp. The disinfection success is measured by colony counting after incubation and comparison of the number of colonies on irradiated and unirradiated reference agar plates...
2017: GMS Hygiene and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451516/antibiotic-resistance-what-is-so-special-about-multidrug-resistant-gram-negative-bacteria
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Martin Exner, Sanjay Bhattacharya, Bärbel Christiansen, Jürgen Gebel, Peter Goroncy-Bermes, Philippe Hartemann, Peter Heeg, Carola Ilschner, Axel Kramer, Elaine Larson, Wolfgang Merkens, Martin Mielke, Peter Oltmanns, Birgit Ross, Manfred Rotter, Ricarda Maria Schmithausen, Hans-Günther Sonntag, Matthias Trautmann
In the past years infections caused by multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria have dramatically increased in all parts of the world. This consensus paper is based on presentations, subsequent discussions and an appraisal of current literature by a panel of international experts invited by the Rudolf Schülke Stiftung, Hamburg. It deals with the epidemiology and the inherent properties of Gram-negative bacteria, elucidating the patterns of the spread of antibiotic resistance, highlighting reservoirs as well as transmission pathways and risk factors for infection, mortality, treatment and prevention options as well as the consequences of their prevalence in livestock...
2017: GMS Hygiene and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405542/monitoring-of-endoscope-reprocessing-with-an-adenosine-triphosphate-atp-bioluminescence-method
#4
Nina Parohl, Doris Stiefenhöfer, Sabine Heiligtag, Henning Reuter, Dana Dopadlik, Frank Mosel, Guido Gerken, Alexander Dechêne, Evelyn Heintschel von Heinegg, Christoph Jochum, Jan Buer, Walter Popp
Background: The arising challenges over endoscope reprocessing quality proposes to look for possibilities to measure and control the process of endoscope reprocessing. Aim: The goal of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of monitoring endoscope reprocessing with an adenosine triphosphate (ATP) based bioluminescence system. Methods: 60 samples of eight gastroscopes have been assessed from routine clinical use in a major university hospital in Germany. Endoscopes have been assessed with an ATP system and microbial cultures at different timepoints during the reprocessing...
2017: GMS Hygiene and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197394/antibiogram-of-bacteria-isolated-from-automated-teller-machines-in-hamadan-west-iran
#5
Hassan Mahmoudi, Mohammad Reza Arabestani, Mohammad Yousef Alikhani, Iraj Sedighi, Hamed Farhadi Kohan, Mohammad Molavi
Aim: Bacteria are ubiquitous in the environment. In keeping with the continued expansion of urbanization and the growing population, an increasing number of people use automated banking, i.e. automated teller machines (ATMs). The aim of this study was to investigate the bacterial contamination and its antibiotic sensitivity on computer keyboards located at ATMs in Hamadan province, Iran. Method: Out of 360 ATMs at four locations in Hamadan, 96 were randomly selected for this study. The antibiotic susceptibility pattern of all isolates was determined by the agar disk diffusion method using gentamicin (10 µg), vancomycin (30 µg), trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (25 µg), amikacin (30 µg), tobramycin (10 µg), cephalotin (30 µg), norfloxacin (5 µg), and ceftizoxim (30 µg) disks...
2017: GMS Hygiene and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149707/virucidal-efficacy-of-a-sonicated-hydrogen-peroxide-system-trophon-%C3%A2-epr-following-european-and-german-test-methods
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Britta Becker, Birte Bischoff, Florian H H Brill, Eike Steinmann, Jochen Steinmann
Aim: The virucidal efficacy of an automated ultrasound probe disinfector (trophon(®) EPR) was evaluated in a three step procedure according to European and German test methods. This system uses sonicated hydrogen peroxide mist (35%) at elevated temperature (50°C) in a closed chamber with control of all parameters within a 7 minute cycle. Methods: In the first step of examination, the peroxide solution was tested in a quantitative suspension assay according to the Guideline of Deutsche Vereinigung zur Bekämpfung der Viruskrankheiten (DVV) e...
2017: GMS Hygiene and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149706/evaluation-of-epidemiological-clinical-and-microbiological-features-of-definite-infective-endocarditis
#7
Reza Faraji, Mostafa Behjati-Ardakani, Seyed Mohammad Moshtaghioun, Seyed Mehdi Kalantar, Seyedeh Mahdieh Namayandeh, Mohammadhossien Soltani, Hengameh Zandi, Ali Dehghani Firoozabadi, Neda Tavakkoli Banizi, Foroozandeh Qasemi Kahtooie, Mehdi Banaei, Mohammadtaghi Sarebanhassanabadi
Background: Infective endocarditis (IE) is a microbial infection of heart valves and its endothelial lining which is considered as a life-threatening disorder. This study evaluated the epidemiological, clinical, and microbiological features of IE at the Cardiovascular Research Center in Yazd, Iran. Methods: The cross-sectional study was conducted on 20 patients diagnosed with definite IE on the basis of Duke's criteria hospitalized for one year in the Cardiovascular Research Center in Yazd, Iran, from January 2015 to December 2015...
2017: GMS Hygiene and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066701/prospective-data-collection-and-analysis-of-perforations-and-tears-of-latex-surgical-gloves-during-primary-endoprosthetic-surgeries
#8
Sarah Zaatreh, Andreas Enz, Annett Klinder, Tony König, Lena Mittelmeier, Günther Kundt, Wolfram Mittelmeier
Introduction: Surgical gloves are used to prevent contamination of the patient and the hospital staff with pathogens. The aim of this study was to examine the actual effectiveness of gloves by examining the damage (perforations, tears) to latex gloves during surgery in the case of primary hip and knee prosthesis implantation. Materials and methods: Latex surgical gloves used by surgeons for primary hip and knee replacement surgeries were collected directly after the surgery and tested using the watertightness test according to ISO EN 455-1:2000...
2016: GMS Hygiene and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066700/bacterial-contamination-of-platelet-products-in-the-blood-transfusion-center-of-isfahan-iran
#9
Baghi Baghban Farzad, Baghban Farshad, Bamzadeh Zahra, Akbari Nahid, Khosravi Bakhtiari Mahsa
Aim: Overall the risk of transfusion transmitted infections has decreased, especially viral infections like HIV and hepatitis B and C. Bacterial contamination of blood and its cellular components, however, remains a common microbiological cause of transfusion associated morbidity and mortality. Platelets pose a special risk given their preservation methods. The incidence of these episodes needs to be assessed and updated on regular basis to accurately manage the risk of transfusion transmitted bacterial infections...
2016: GMS Hygiene and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999767/antimicrobial-efficacy-of-the-combination-of-chlorhexidine-digluconate-and-dexpanthenol
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Axel Kramer, Ojan Assadian, Torsten Koburger-Janssen
Objective: The objective of this standardised experimental study was to investigate the antimicrobial efficacy of the combination of chlorhexidine digluconate (CHX) and the anti-inflammatory pro-vitamin dexpanthenol, which stimulates wound-healing, in the form of Bepanthen(®) Antiseptic Wound Cream, in order to rule out possible antagonistic combination effects of CHX and the alcohol analogue of pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) dexpanthenol. Method: Testing was carried out using the quantitative suspension test at conditions simulating wound bio-burden...
2016: GMS Hygiene and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777875/predictors-of-low-prevalence-of-latent-tuberculosis-infection-among-egyptian-health-care-workers-at-intensive-care-and-bronchoscopy-units
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Enas Mamdouh Hefzy, Ahmed Ashraf Wegdan, Radwa Ahmed Elhefny, Samar Hassan Nasser
Aim: Latent tuberculosis infections (LTBI) contain a significant reservoir for future epidemics. Screening of health care workers (HCWs) in a high-risk tuberculosis (TB) environment is an important strategy in TB control. The study aimed to assess the prevalence of LTBI among high risk Egyptian HCWs and to assess infection associated risk factors. Methods: Fifty-two HCWs who work at intensive care unit (ICU), bronchoscopy unit, and chest diseases department were tested for LTBI using both tuberculin skin test (TST) and Quantiferon TB Gold in-tube test (QFT)...
2016: GMS Hygiene and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777874/long-term-observation-of-mrsa-prevalence-in-a-german-rehabilitation-center-risk-factors-and-variability-of-colonization-rate
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Jens Gieffers, André Ahuja, Ronald Giemulla
Background: Data on MRSA prevalence in rehabilitation centers are sparse. Methods: We screened more than 18,000 patients with neurological, cardiac/pulmonary or orthopedic diagnoses treated in three German rehabilitation centers and documented potential risk factors in almost 1,500 of them. Results: 2.1% were MRSA positive (CI 1.9%-2.4%). Prevalence was higher in neurologic patients (3.7%) and lower in orthopedic patients (0.9%). While the overall MRSA situation was stable over two years, the weekly MRSA rate fluctuated strongly (0...
2016: GMS Hygiene and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27730028/prevalence-of-cmv-infection-among-staff-in-a-metropolitan-children-s-hospital-occupational-health-screening-findings
#13
Johanna Stranzinger, Jutta Kindel, Melanie Henning, Dana Wendeler, Albert Nienhaus
Background: Staff in children's hospitals may run an increased risk of cytomegalovirus (CMV) contact infection leading to a congenital CMV fetopathy during pregnancy. The main risk factor is close contact with inapparent carriers of CMV among infants (<3 years). We therefore examined CMV seroprevalence (SP) and possible risk factors for CMV infection among staff at a children's hospital. Method: In 2014, staff at a metropolitan children's hospital were offered a CMV antibody test in the context of occupational health screening...
2016: GMS Hygiene and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27730027/malassezia-species-infection-of-the-synovium-after-total-knee-arthroplasty-surgery
#14
Hamed Ebrahimzadeh Leylabadlo, Elham Zeinalzadeh, Najibeh Asl Rahnemaii Akbari, Hossein Samadi Kafil
Infection is a serious complication after implantation of total knee-prostheses. However, fungal infection is rarely found in periprosthetic joints, and in most reports, the infecting organism is a Candida species. This is a case report of infection after left knee total arthroplasty caused by Malassezia species. The patient is still undergoing antifungal therapy with voriconazole and is still being followed-up. To the authors' knowledge, the present case is the first report of Malassezia species in a patient after total knee arthroplasty...
2016: GMS Hygiene and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27648402/survey-of-strain-distribution-and-antibiotic-resistance-pattern-of-group-b-streptococci-streptococcus-agalactiae-isolated-from-clinical-specimens
#15
Seyed Masoud Mousavi, Mona Nasaj, Seyed Mostafa Hosseini, Mohammad Reza Arabestani
Aim: The aims of the present study were to determine the antibiotic susceptibility profils with particular emphasis on susceptible or resistant strains to macrolides and lincosamids antibiotics and to determine possible antibiotic resistance mechanisms occurring in group B streptococci (GBS) strains using PCR assay and disk diffusion method. Methods: A total of 62 clinical GBS strains were investigated. Antibacterial susceptibility testing was performed using the disk diffusion method and inducible resistance test for clindamycin by standard double disk diffusion or D-zone test for all isolates to differentiate macrolide resistance phenotype (M), constitutive macrolide-lincosamide-streptogramin B phenotype (cMLSB) and induced macrolide-lincosamide-streptogramin B phenotype (iMLSB)...
2016: GMS Hygiene and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27610332/impact-of-cold-atmospheric-pressure-argon-plasma-on-antibiotic-sensitivity-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-strains-in-vitro
#16
Anne Lührmann, Rutger Matthes, Axel Kramer
AIM: The antimicrobial activity of cold atmospheric pressure plasma (CAP), also called tissue tolerable plasma (TTP), could be a promising option to eradicate methicillin-sensitive as well as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains, which often colonize chronic wounds. Currently, the influence of CAP on the susceptibility of S. aureus to antibiotics is scarcely known, but could be important for treatment of wounds. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate whether CAP has an impact on the susceptibility of different S...
2016: GMS Hygiene and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27579250/multidrug-resistant-organisms-in-refugees-prevalences-and-impact-on-infection-control-in-hospitals
#17
Ursel Heudorf, Sabine Albert-Braun, Klaus-Peter Hunfeld, Franz-Ulrich Birne, Jörg Schulze, Klaus Strobel, Knut Petscheleit, Volkhard A J Kempf, Christian Brandt
INTRODUCTION: The refugee crisis is a great challenge to the social and healthcare system in European countries, especially in Germany. An abundance of data has been published on the refugees' health problems (infections as well as physical diseases and psychiatric problems) and their prevention (i.e., sanitary and vaccination programs). However, data on prevalences of multidrug-resistant organisms (MDRO) in refugees are scarce, although it is known that most refugees are from or travelled through countries with high prevalences of MDRO...
2016: GMS Hygiene and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27419001/prevention-and-control-of-catheter-associated-urinary-tract-infections-implementation-of-the-recommendations-of-the-commission-for-hospital-hygiene-and-infection-prevention-krinko-in-nursing-homes-for-the-elderly-in-frankfurt-am-main-germany
#18
Ursel Heudorf, Stefanie Gasteyer, Maria Müller, Yvonne Samoiski, Nicole Serra, Tim Westphal
INTRODUCTION: Urinary tract infections range among the most frequent infections not only in hospital patients but also in residents of long-term care facilities for the elderly. Urinary catheters are the greatest risk factor for urinary tract infections. In the guidance paper on the "prevention of infections in nursing homes" (2005) as well as in the updated recommendations for the "prevention and control of catheter-associated urinary tract infections" (2015), the Commission for Hospital Hygiene and Infection Prevention (KRINKO) has recommended adequate preventive measures...
2016: GMS Hygiene and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27419000/implementation-of-the-updated-2015-commission-for-hospital-hygiene-and-infection-prevention-krinko-recommendations-prevention-and-control-of-catheter-associated-urinary-tract-infections-in-the-hospitals-in-frankfurt-main-germany
#19
Ursel Heudorf, Miriam Grünewald, Ulla Otto
AIM: The Commission for Hospital Hygiene and Infection Prevention (KRINKO) updated the recommendations for the prevention of catheter-associated urinary tract infections in 2015. This article will describe the implementation of these recommendations in Frankfurt's hospitals in autumn, 2015. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In two non-ICU wards of each of Frankfurt's 17 hospitals, inspections were performed using a checklist based on the new KRINKO recommendations. In one large hospital, a total of 5 wards were inspected...
2016: GMS Hygiene and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27303653/quarantine-as-a-public-health-measure-against-an-emerging-infectious-disease-syphilis-in-zurich-at-the-dawn-of-the-modern-era-1496-1585
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Gabriella Eva Cristina Gall, Stephan Lautenschlager, Homayoun C Bagheri
Syphilis is considered as one of the most devastating sexually transmitted diseases in human history. Based on historical records, the "Böse Blattern" (German for "Evil Pocks") spread through Europe after 1495 and shared symptoms with what we know today as syphilis. Many cities took measures to protect their population. Here, transliterations of archival documents from the 15(th) and 16(th) century (provided in the appendix) are used to trace the steps taken by the governing authorities in Zurich to deal with this emerging infectious disease...
2016: GMS Hygiene and Infection Control
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