Dietrich Eckert

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There have been numerous reports of Proteeae species urinary tract infections among elderly individuals. To explore a possible urinary carrier source of Proteeae species in this population, the frequency of aerobic gram-negative bacillus (AGNB) bacteriuria at the greater than or equal to 10(2)/ml level was determined in 67 ambulatory elderly outpatients(More)
A patient contact model was devised for health care workers (HCWs) to define heavy hand contamination with aerobic gram-negative bacilli (AGNB) that requires alcohol for complete removal. In patients, AGNB quantitation was per ml cup scrub fluid; in HCWs per ml glove juice. Following 15-second contact, two Proteeae groin carriers yielding greater than or(More)
Aerobic gram-negative bacillus (AGNB) groin skin carriage was prospectively studied in ambulatory geriatric outpatients: 42 from three nursing homes and 44 from private homes. Initially, 12 (28.6%) Proteeae carriers were in the former group and 3 (6.8%) were in the latter (P = 0.01). At one year, 6 of 7 surviving nursing home carriers remained Proteeae(More)
Sporadic bacteremia complicating single-lumen central venous catheter (CVC) use was prospectively recorded in a community hospital in 1981 and 1982. Sixty-four of 1258 (5.1%) patients had definite bacteremia. A nested case-control study was then undertaken to identify predictive risk factors. Fifteen statistically significant factors found in the 1981(More)
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Proteeae carriage was evaluated in groin skin carriers following vigorous antiseptic application. Three Proteus mirabilis carriers were treated with 60% isopropyl alcohol or 4% chlorhexidine, observed to prevent skin contact, and then recultured; at four and eight hours P mirabilis numbers remained undiminished. Ten Proteeae carriers received a series of(More)
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  • American journal of infection control
  • 1989
Effective antimicrobial use is an essential component of patient care. Drug use evaluation should include the prophylactic, therapeutic, and empiric use of antimicrobials. The infection control practitioner has the unique knowledge and skills in epidemiology to be effective in the monitoring and evaluation process. This review outlines a variety of(More)
Bisher mitgeteilte Vergiftungen durch schwach pathogene Gasbrandbacillen der Gruppe Welchii ergaben ein gleichförmiges, mildes Symptomenbild dieser Intoxikation mit schneller und vollständiger Gesundung der betroffenen Erkrankten. Die hier vorliegende perorale Gasbrandvergiftung, die ebenfalls durch Keime der B. Welchii-Gruppe entstanden ist, bestätigt die(More)
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