• [Epidemiology and clinical symptomatology of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease].

      Mollenhauer, B; Zerr, I; Ruge, D; Krause, Gerard; Mehnert, W H; Kretzschmar, H A; Poser, S; Helmholtz Centre for infection research, Inhoffenstr. 7, D-38124 Braunschweig, Germany. (2002-02-15)
      Analogous to prospective studies in other countries, prevalance and symptoms of sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) were recorded in order to assess irregularities in the incidence of the disease in Germany since the onset of bovine spongioform encephalopathy (BSE).
    • High level of gastrointestinal nosocomial infections in the german surveillance system, 2002-2008.

      Spackova, Michaela; Altmann, Doris; Eckmanns, Tim; Koch, Judith; Krause, Gerard; Helmholtz Centre for infection research, Inhoffenstr. 7, D-38124 Braunschweig, Germany. (2010-12)
      Surveillance of nosocomial infections (NIs) is well established in many countries but often does not include gastrointestinal infections. We sought to determine the proportion of NIs among all hospitalized cases for the 4 most prevalent types of gastrointestinal infections in Germany.
    • Reduced breath condensate pH in asymptomatic children with prior wheezing as a risk factor for asthma.

      von Jagwitz, Marie; Pessler, Frank; Akmatov, Manas; Li, Jialiang; Range, Ursula; Vogelberg, Christian; Division of Pediatric Pulmonology and Allergology, University Children's Hospital, Dresden, Germany. (2011-07)
      Early noninvasive detection of increased risk of asthma with exhaled breath condensate (EBC) pH measurement has not been applied to preschool children.
    • Serial home-based self-collection of anterior nasal swabs to detect Staphylococcus aureus carriage in a randomized population-based study in Germany.

      Akmatov, Manas K; Mehraj, Jaishri; Gatzemeier, Anja; Strömpl, Julia; Witte, Wolfgang; Krause, Gerard; Pessler, Frank; Helmholtz Centre for infection research, Inhoffenstr. 7, D-38124 Braunschweig, Germany. (2014-08)
      Participant-collected serial nasal swabs would be a cost-efficient feature of prospective population-based microbiological studies. We examined the feasibility of serial anterior nasal self-swabbing for Staphylococcus aureus detection in a prospective population-based study in Braunschweig, Germany, and assessed the impact of three interventions on participation and compliance.
    • A survey of outpatient antibiotic prescribing for cystitis.

      Velasco, Edward; Noll, Ines; Espelage, Werner; Ziegelmann, Antina; Krause, Gerard; Eckmanns, Tim; Helmholtz Centre for infection research, Inhoffenstr. 7, 38124 Braunschweig, Germany. (2012-12)
      In view of the currently increasing rates of antibiotic resistance, we studied the factors that affect the prescribing of specific antibiotics for uncomplicated cystitis in outpatient care.