Bloodstream infections, antibiotic resistance and the practice of blood culture sampling in Germany: study design of a Thuringia-wide prospective population-based study (AlertsNet).

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10033/605014
Title:
Bloodstream infections, antibiotic resistance and the practice of blood culture sampling in Germany: study design of a Thuringia-wide prospective population-based study (AlertsNet).
Authors:
Karch, André ( 0000-0003-3014-8543 ) ; Schmitz, Roland P; Rißner, Florian; Castell, Stefanie; Töpel, Sandra; Jakob, Matthias; Brunkhorst, Frank M; Mikolajczyk, Rafael T ( 0000-0003-1271-7204 )
Abstract:
Bloodstream infections are a major cause of death worldwide; blood culture (BC) sampling remains the most important tool for their diagnosis. Current data suggest that BC rates in German hospitals are considerably lower than recommended; this points to shortfalls in the application of microbiological analyses. Since early and appropriate BC diagnostics are associated with reduced case fatality rates and a shorter duration of antimicrobial therapy, a multicomponent study for the improvement of BC diagnostics was developed.
Affiliation:
Helmholtz Centre for infection research, Inhoffenstr. 7, 38124 Braunschweig, Germany.
Citation:
Bloodstream infections, antibiotic resistance and the practice of blood culture sampling in Germany: study design of a Thuringia-wide prospective population-based study (AlertsNet). 2015, 5 (12):e009095 BMJ Open
Journal:
BMJ open
Issue Date:
2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10033/605014
DOI:
10.1136/bmjopen-2015-009095
PubMed ID:
26671957
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
2044-6055
Appears in Collections:
Publications of the AG (ESME)

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorKarch, Andréen
dc.contributor.authorSchmitz, Roland Pen
dc.contributor.authorRißner, Florianen
dc.contributor.authorCastell, Stefanieen
dc.contributor.authorTöpel, Sandraen
dc.contributor.authorJakob, Matthiasen
dc.contributor.authorBrunkhorst, Frank Men
dc.contributor.authorMikolajczyk, Rafael Ten
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-11T12:00:00Zen
dc.date.available2016-04-11T12:00:00Zen
dc.date.issued2015en
dc.identifier.citationBloodstream infections, antibiotic resistance and the practice of blood culture sampling in Germany: study design of a Thuringia-wide prospective population-based study (AlertsNet). 2015, 5 (12):e009095 BMJ Openen
dc.identifier.issn2044-6055en
dc.identifier.pmid26671957en
dc.identifier.doi10.1136/bmjopen-2015-009095en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10033/605014en
dc.description.abstractBloodstream infections are a major cause of death worldwide; blood culture (BC) sampling remains the most important tool for their diagnosis. Current data suggest that BC rates in German hospitals are considerably lower than recommended; this points to shortfalls in the application of microbiological analyses. Since early and appropriate BC diagnostics are associated with reduced case fatality rates and a shorter duration of antimicrobial therapy, a multicomponent study for the improvement of BC diagnostics was developed.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.titleBloodstream infections, antibiotic resistance and the practice of blood culture sampling in Germany: study design of a Thuringia-wide prospective population-based study (AlertsNet).en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentHelmholtz Centre for infection research, Inhoffenstr. 7, 38124 Braunschweig, Germany.en
dc.identifier.journalBMJ openen

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