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How many infections are caused by patient-to-patient transmission in intensive care units?*
Objective:The proportion of intensive care unit (ICU)-acquired infections that are a consequence of nosocomial cross-transmission between patients in tertiary ICUs is unknown. Such information wouldExpand
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Population structure and acquisition of the vanB resistance determinant in German clinical isolates of Enterococcus faecium ST192
In the context of the global action plan to reduce the dissemination of antibiotic resistances it is of utmost importance to understand the population structure of resistant endemic bacterialExpand
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Outbreak of Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci (VRE) in a Hematological Oncology Ward and Hygienic Preventive Measures. A Long-Term Study
Background: We report on two endemic outbreaks of VRE (vancomycin-resistant enterococci, vanA type Ente-rococcus faecium) on a hematological oncology ward in a university hospital and a new strategicExpand
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Tolerance and safety of the potentially probiotic strain Lactobacillus rhamnosus PRSF-L477: a randomised, double-blind placebo-controlled trial in healthy volunteers.
In Europe, the species Lactobacillus rhamnosus is currently on the Qualified Presumption of Safety list used by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) for internal safety assessment, but accordingExpand
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Is there an association between nosocomial infection rates and bacterial cross transmissions?*
Objective:Surveillance data of nosocomial infection rates are increasingly used for public reporting and interhospital comparisons. Approximately 15% of nosocomial infections on intensive care unitsExpand
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[Prevention and control of the spread of vancomycin-resistant enterococci: results of a workshop held by the German Society for Hygiene and Microbiology].
The incidence of vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE), especially E. faecium, is increasing in several German hospitals and some facilities have experienced VRE outbreaks. The German NationalExpand
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Prävention und Kontrolle der Ausbreitung von Vancomycin-resistenten Enterokokken
ZusammenfassungDie Inzidenz von Erkrankungen durch Vancomycin-resistente Enterokokken (VRE), insbesondere E. faecium, steigt in verschiedenen deutschen Krankenhäusern, und eine Reihe von AusbrüchenExpand
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Nursing staff fluctuation and pathogenic burden in the NICU - effective outbreak management and the underestimated relevance of non-resistant strains
In the course of a hospital management takeover, a microbial outbreak took place in a tertiary neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Here, we characterize the outbreak and its management. About 4Expand
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Reduction of nosocomial bloodstream infections and nosocomial vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium on an intensive care unit after introduction of antiseptic octenidine-based bathing.
BACKGROUND Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium (VRE) is emerging in German intensive care units (ICUs). On a 32-bed surgical ICU at a university hospital, increasing numbers of nosocomial casesExpand
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Inzidenz der Übertragung von Infektionserregern von einem Intensivpatienten zum anderen
ZusammenfassungZiel dieser Studie war die Bestimmung der Inzidenz von Übertragungsereignissen von nosokomialen Infektionserregern und von transmissionsassoziierten nosokomialen Infektionen aufExpand
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