Birgit Edel

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The problem of a risk of infection from the common use of chalices has been discussed controversially in literature. Opinions were mainly based on laboratory experiments and theoretical considerations. The authors examined bacterial counts and species existing under normal conditions after communion. For this purpose, contact samples were taken from the(More)
Extended spectrum of β-lactam (ESBL) resistance of Klebsiella pneumoniae has become an increasing problem in hospital infections. Typing of isolates is important to establish the intrahospital surveillance of resistant clones. In this study, the discriminatory potential of randomly amplified polymorphic DNA and matrix-assisted laser desorption(More)
Implant related infection is one of the most feared and devastating complication associated with the use of orthopaedic implant devices. Development of anti-infective surfaces is the main strategy to prevent implant contamination, biofilm formation and implant related osteomyelitis. A second concern in orthopaedics is insufficient osseointegration of(More)
PURPOSE The incidence of endometrial cancer has increased considerably within the last decades. Due to early symptoms more than 88% of all patients present initially with FIGO stage I or II disease. PATIENTS AND METHODS One hundred and forty-four patients out of 192 patients with stage I endometrial cancers received surgical treatment alone. Like the(More)
Rapid diagnosis of bloodstream infections remains a challenge for the early targeting of an antibiotic therapy in sepsis patients. In recent studies, the reliability of the Nanosphere Verigene Gram-positive and Gram-negative blood culture (BC-GP and BC-GN) assays for the rapid identification of bacteria and resistance genes directly from positive BCs has(More)
The use of molecular assays to rapidly identify pathogens and resistance genes directly from positive blood cultures (BCs) contribute to shortening the time required for the diagnosis of bloodstream infections. In this work, loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) assays have been examined for their potential use in BC diagnosis. Three different(More)
Data required for predicting the stability of an active principle in solution can be obtained by two kinetic methods. With the isothermal method, the degradation rate constants are determined at different temperatures, which are kept constant throughout the experiment. With the nonisothermal method, the temperature is increased with time. This paper(More)
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