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BACKGROUND AND AIM Hand hygiene practice is one of the most effective measures to prevent healthcare-associated infections. This study examines the trends of hand hygiene compliance among physicians and nurses on the intensive care units (ICU) and hematopoetic stem cell transplantation units (HSCTU) at Hannover Medical School. An observational study via(More)
BACKGROUND Partial nephrectomy is the treatment of choice for clinical stage 1 renal tumours. Open partial nephrectomy is the standard operative technique. The use of minimally-invasive strategies such as laparoscopic, robot-assisted partial nephrectomy or laparoendoscopic single site (LESS) partial nephrectomy has increased in recent years. (More)
BACKGROUND The German "Clean Hands Campaign" (an adaptation of the WHO "Clean Care is Safer Care" programme) to promote hand hygiene among hospital personnel at Hannover Medical School (MHH, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover), known as Aktion Saubere Hände (ASH), met with initial success. By 2013, however, compliance rates with hygienic hand disinfection in(More)
Besides habituation, conscious decision-making remains important for healthcare workers' hand hygiene compliance. This study compared 307 physicians and 348 nurses in intensive care at a German university medical centre regarding their belief that hand disinfection prevents pathogen transmission. Physicians perceived less risk reduction ( p < 0.001;(More)
BACKGROUND Healthcare-associated infections are a frequent threat to patient safety and cause significant disease burden. The most important single preventive measure is hand hygiene (HH). Barriers to adherence with HH recommendations include structural aspects, knowledge gaps, and organizational issues, especially a lack of time in daily routine. AIM To(More)
BACKGROUND Research applying psychological behaviour change theories to hand hygiene compliance is scarce, especially for physicians. AIM To identify psychosocial determinants of self-reported hand hygiene behaviour (HHB) of physicians and nurses in intensive care units (ICUs). METHODS A cross-sectional survey using a self-administered questionnaire(More)
Promoting hygienic hand disinfection as an ongoing task: results of a cluster-randomized controlled trial to (re-)raise compliance of physicians and nurses based on psychological tailoring in a tertiary intensive care setting
Both of large groups, lateral and central facial skull fractures, are further divided into isolated fractures of particular localisation (zygomatic arc, orbital floor fractures etc.) and compound fractures of varying degrees. 33 patients aged 5 to 14 years with fractures of the orbital floor (blow-out fractures) were followed up for 3 months to 9 years.(More)
INTRODUCTION Deep surgical site infections (DSSI) usually require secondary treatments. The aim of this study was to compare the total length of hospitalisation (LOH), intensive care unit (ICU) duration, and total treatment costs in patients with DSSI versus without DSSI after open radical cystectomy (ORC) and urinary diversion. MATERIAL AND METHODS(More)