Learn More
The aim of the study is the evaluation of resistance patterns of E. coli in wastewater treatment plants without an evaluation of basic antibiotic resistance mechanisms. Investigations have been done in sewage, sludge and receiving waters from three different sewage treatment plants in southern Austria. A total of 767 E. coli isolates were tested regarding(More)
A 39-year-old healthy man developed a brain abscess weeks after a near-drowning incident. Scedosporium apiospermum, the anamorph of Pseudallescheria boydii, was isolated from the abscess. The patient died 153 days after the accident despite antifungal therapy. We discuss the role of antifungals and review the literature for comparable cases.
STUDY QUESTION What is the length of the diagnostic delay for endometriosis in Austria and Germany, and what are the reasons for the delay? SUMMARY ANSWER The diagnostic delay for endometriosis in Austria and Germany is surprisingly long, due to both medical and psychosocial reasons. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY Diagnostic delay of endometriosis is a(More)
The evaluation of airborne microorganisms in waste treatment facilities is complicated by different measuring systems, a lack of measuring standards and large variations between individual counts. In the present study, different sectors of the waste management industry were compared by determining median values of airborne culturable microorganisms from(More)
Fungi, above all filamentous fungi, can occur almost everywhere, even in water. They can grow in such a quantity in water that they can affect the health of the population or have negative effects on food production. There are several reports of fungal growth in water from different countries, but to our knowledge none from Austria so far. The aim of this(More)
Multiresistant Enterobacteriaceae, like carbapenemase-producing strains, have their primary reservoir in medical institutions. They can also be found with increasing tendency in other reservoirs. One possible way for entrance of multiresistant Enterobacteriaceae into the environment is via waste water. The aim of the study was to screen isolates from a(More)
1. Contamination of retail products with Campylobacter spp. during the slaughter of poultry is a well-known problem of product hygiene. Mechanical evisceration often leads to intestinal rupture and discharge of gut contents, which can contain zoonotic and human pathogens. Processes along the slaughter line cause aerosols and airborne droplets, containing(More)
The present study investigated emissions and emmissions of airborne microorganisms (mesophilic bacteria, Escherichia coli, molds, Aspergillus fumigatus, thermophilic actinomycetes/bacilli) in sewage treatment plants. For the aerobiological investigations three sewage treatment facilities with an activated-sludge process, capacities between 2000 and 28,000(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of the current study was to evaluate the prevalence and the impact of sexual dysfunction, sexual distress and interpersonal relationships in patients with endometriosis. STUDY DESIGN A questionnaire-based multicentre cohort study was conducted in eight tertiary referral centres in Austria and Germany. One hundred and twenty-five(More)
For many years, extended-spectrum-beta-lactamase (ESBL) producing bacteria were a problem mainly located in medical facilities. Within the last decade however, ESBL-producing bacteria have started spreading into the community and the environment. In this study, ESBL-producing Escherichia coli from sewage sludge were collected, analysed and compared to(More)