Research for infection protection

Hygiene against multidrug-resistant bacteria – everything stays different

Anyone who goes travelling has stories to tell. Everything patients should remember when coming from their patient journey through a hospital – from admission to discharge – is the healing success. But the 400 000 to 600 000...[more]

Interview: “Pain, arthrodesis, amputation: every infection can have devastating consequences”

Three questions to Dr. Andrej Trampuz, Senior Physician, Head of Infectiology and Septic Surgery, Charité Berlin, Germany.A high proportion of nosocomial infections are surgical site infections. Based on your experience, what are...[more]

Abstract: The operation was successful, but the patient was infected. Antibiotic resistances from the patient’s point of view.

In 2015, according to the German Endoprosthesis Register (EPRD), there were around 400 000 hip and knee joint endoprostheses. Thus, total joint replacement ranks among the 20 most common surgeries in Germany. The procedures are...[more]

Interview: “Begin where it hurts the most”

Three questions to Dr. Henning Mallwitz, Director BODE SCIENCE CENTER, Director Research & Development, BODE Chemie GmbH, Hamburg, Germany
Every year, there are between 1 000 and 4 000 deaths due to infections with...[more]

Abstract: From very close – hygiene along the patient journey

The number of the infections acquired in German hospitals is estimated at 400 000 to 600 000. 30 000 to 35 000 of these are caused by multidrug-resistant pathogens. The number of deaths due to infections with multidrug-resistant...[more]

Interview: “In antibiotic therapy, we are running on empty”

Three questions to Prof. Dr. Uwe Frank, Institute of Environmental Medicine and Hospital Hygiene, University Medical Centre Freiburg, Germany.
A colistin-resistant E. coli strain made the headlines just recently. Are we close to...[more]

Abstract: Post-antibiotic era – already a reality in German clinics?

The discovery and introduction of antimicrobial substances is considered one of the most important medical successes of the twentieth century, and without a doubt it has revolutionised the treatment of infectious diseases....[more]

Interview: “Theory is good – precise instructions are better”

Three questions to Claudia Becker, Specialist Nurse for Hospital Hygiene, St. Nikolaus-Stiftshospital GmbH, Andernach, Germany.
How do you experience the increasing antibiotic resistances in daily routine?Claudia Becker:...[more]

Abstract: Like the domino effect – the impact of improved hygiene processes

St. Nikolaus-Stiftshospital Andernach, Germany is a 267-bed hospital with nine specialist departments and 600 employees. Here, hygiene is a central element of the care quality: since 2014, the University of Bonn’s teaching...[more]