Hans-Günther Sonntag

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Autovaccines are therapeutic vaccines manufactured from a disease causing micro-organism for individual treatment of patients, animals, or sometimes herds to treat chronic or recurrent infections. Despite the common use of autovaccines in veterinary medicine, their mechanism of action, i.e. the immunologic effector mechanism activated after administration,(More)
PURPOSE Linezolid is an option for the treatment of infections caused by multiresistant Gram-positive bacteria. The survival of critically ill patients with acute renal failure (ARF) can be improved by increasing the dose of renal replacement therapy. Extended (daily) dialysis (ED) is a new and important approach to renal replacement therapy in intensive(More)
Particularly in microbiological laboratories and areas in intensive medical use, regular and thorough disinfection of surfaces is required in order to reduce the numbers of bacteria and to prevent bacterial transmission. The conventional methods of disinfection with wiping are not effective in the longer term, cannot be standardized, are time- and(More)
Fourteen meningococcal strains were selected towards rifampicin resistance in a stepwise manner in vitro; final MICs were between 8 and >256 microg ml(-1). Sequence analysis of a 295 bp subgenic fragment of the RNA polymerase beta-subunit (rpoB) gene from the original and the fully resistant strains revealed that, with one exception, the strain pairs(More)
Metal working fluids (MWFs) are important facilities for certain industrial processes. Besides their advantage concerning the effective technical applicability it is disadvantageous that they are excellent culture media for bacterial and fungal growth and may therefore act as an infectious source for employees getting in contact with them. As a matter of(More)
OBJECTIVES Moxifloxacin, the newest fourth-generation fluoroquinolone, has a broad spectrum of antibacterial activity covering both Gram-positive and Gram-negative aerobic and anaerobic bacteria and is therefore very well suited for the treatment of biliary tract infections. The present study aimed to determine the penetration of moxifloxacin into(More)
BACKGROUND The Rudolf Schuelke Foundation addresses topics related to hygiene, infection prevention and public health. In this context a panel of scientists from various European countries discussed "The Role of Surface Disinfection in Infection Prevention". The most important findings and conclusions of this meeting are summarised in the present consensus(More)
Mineral water (soda water) is very popular in Germany. Therefore, soda fountains were developed as alternatives to the traditional deposit bottle system. Nowadays, different systems of these devices are commercially available. For several years, soda fountains produced by different companies have been examined at the University Hospital of Heidelberg. In(More)
OBJECTIVES To perform internal and external evaluations of all 5 medical schools in Bosnia and Herzegovina against international standards. METHODS We carried out a 2-stage survey study using the same 5-point Likert scale for internal and external evaluations of 5 medical schools in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Banja Luka, Foca/East Sarajevo, Mostar, Sarajevo(More)
Apparently, in developing and in well-developed societies we are confronted with a crisis of academic medicine in all aspects: health care, teaching, and research. Health care providers in teaching hospitals are under pressure to generate revenues, academic research is pressed to keep pace with institutions devoted solely to research, and teaching is often(More)