Oliver Kacelnik

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BACKGROUND Antibiotic resistance is a global public health threat. Norway has managed to keep the incidence of resistant bacteria at a low level in both the healthcare system and the community. Reporting of both individual cases and meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) outbreaks is mandatory. All isolates are genotyped. AIM To describe the(More)
BACKGROUND Antibiotic resistance is a global problem that affects the surgical patient population. Guidelines for antibiotic use have been shown to be effective both in terms of protecting individuals undergoing surgery and ensuring appropriate prescribing. More than 5,000 cholecystectomies are performed each year in Norway. However, there are no national(More)
BACKGROUND During the wave 1 of the influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 virus, Norway appeared to be suffering from high mortality rates. However, by the end of the pandemic, it was widely reported that the number of deaths were much lower than previous years. OBJECTIVES The mortality burden from influenza is often assessed by two different approaches: counting(More)
1. World Health Organization. WHO guidelines on hand hygiene in health care. Geneva: WHO; 2009. 2. Magiorakos AP, Leens E, Drouvot V, et al. Pathways to clean hands: highlights of successful hand hygiene implementation strategies in Europe. Euro Surveill 2010; 15. pii1⁄419560. 3. Muller MP, Detsky AS. Public reporting of hospital hand hygiene compliance –(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess whether differences in surveillance methods or underlying populations significantly influence internationally reported national SSI rates by comparing surveillance data from 2 countries. DESIGN Retrospective cohort. SETTING England and Norway. METHODS We assessed the population under surveillance and surveillance methodology to compare(More)
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