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Publications related to Outbreak Database

This page lists articles, books and other resources that reference Outbreak Database.
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Articles by current and / or former Outbreak Database team members

2015Primary and secondary literature should be distinguished when searching for data used in systematic reviews of nosocomial outbreaks.
2014Klebsiella spp. in endoscopy-associated infections: we may only be seeing the tip of the iceberg.
2013Health care workers causing large nosocomial outbreaks: a systematic review.
2011Worldwide Outbreak Database: the largest collection of nosocomial outbreaks.
2011[Frequency of Polyphasic Health-Care-Associated Outbreaks is Highest in Surgical Departments - Results of a Systematic Literature Search.]Article in German with Abstract in English
2010Worldwide Outbreak Database: the largest collection of nosocomial outbreaks 
2008Outbreaks of nosocomial infections: lessons learned and perspectives 
2008An outbreak of hospital-acquired Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection caused by contaminated bottled water in intensive care units 
2007Quality of outbreak descriptions in medical literature 
2007Outbreaks in neonatal intensive care units - They are not like others 
2007Closure of medical departments during nosocomial outbreaks: data from a systematic analysis of the literature 
2007Hospital-acquired Aspergillosis; Results from nosocomial outbreaks
(German: Aspergillen im Krankenhaus: Ergebnisse von Outbreak-Analysen)
Article in German with summary in English
2007Hospital-acquired infections related to contaminated substances 
2006Where should one search when confronted with outbreaks of nosocomial infection? 
2006How often do asymptomatic healthcare workers cause methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus outbreaks? A systematic evaluation 
2006Nosocomial aspergillosis in outbreak settings 
2005 (2006)Outbreak-database. Eine Datenbank für Ausbrüche in medizinischen Einrichtungen
{A very similar article published a little later (2006)}
The description you find on the homepage is based on this article in German.
2005How outbreaks can contribute to prevention of nosocomial infection: analysis of 1,022 outbreaks 
2004Use of information on nosocomial outbreaks for infection control
(German: Der Beitrag von Ausbruchanalysen zur Prävention nosokomialer Infektionen)
Article in German with abstract in English

Chapters in books by current and / or former Outbreak Database team members

2006Praktische Krankenhaushygiene und Umweltschutz, Kapitel 3 "Epidemiologische Grundlagen"In German

Other resources (slides, booklets etc.) by current and / or former Outbreak Database team members

2011Super spreader and nosocomial outbreaks 
2011A systematic review of nosocomial outbreaks caused by multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria 
2009Systematische Analyse von Pseudoausbrüchen (in: Programm und Abstracts, 8. Ulmer Symposium Krankenhausinfektionen)Slides in German

Articles by third parties

2017Long-lasting outbreak due to CTX-M-15-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae ST336 in a rehabilitation ward: report and literature review.  
2017Clostridium difficile contamination of health care workers' hands and its potential contribution to the spread of infection: Review of the literature.  
2016Lack of evidence for the efficacy of enhanced surveillance compared to other specific interventions to control neonatal healthcare-associated infection outbreaks.  
2015Transmission of hepatitis B virus in dialysis units: a systematic review of reports on outbreaks.  
2015Transmission of hepatitis C virus in dialysis units: a systematic review of reports on outbreaks.  
2015Clinical and Molecular Epidemiology of Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamase-Producing Klebsiella spp.: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analyses.  
2014Evaluating the quality of outbreak reports on health care-associated infections in São Paulo, Brazil, during 2000-2010 using the ORION statement findings and recommendations.  
2013Viral outbreaks in neonatal intensive care units: What we do not know.  
2012Hygienemaßnahmen bei Infektionen oder Besiedlung mit multiresistenten gramnegativen Stäbchen Article in German
2012Hospital-related outbreaks due to rare fungal pathogens: a review of the literature from 1990 to June 2011.  
2011Emerging viral infections in neonatal intensive care unit.  
2011Guidelines for the prevention of invasive mould diseases caused by filamentous fungi by the Spanish Society of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology (SEIMC) 
2011Molecular Epidemiology of a Pseudomonas aeruginosa Hospital Outbreak Driven by a Contaminated Disinfectant-Soap Dispenser 
2010Pseudomonas aeruginosa - Plädoyer für die Einführung eines technischen Maßnahmewertes in die Novelle der TrinkwasserverordnungArticle in German by M. Exner in "Hygiene & Medizin", October 2010. Link not (yet) available.
2010Die Bedeutung resistenter Keime in der GynäkologieArticle in German
2009Outbreaks of Serratia marcescens in neonatal and pediatric intensive care units: Clinical aspects, risk factors and management 
2009Measures against multiresistant gram negative bacteria - Acinetobacter baumannii
(German: Wenn nichts mehr geht – multiresistente gramnegative Problemkeime am Beispiel von Acinetobacter baumannii)
Article in German with summary in English
2009Patient to patient transmission of hepatitis B virus: a systematic review of reports on outbreaks between 1992 and 2007 
2008Treatment Options for Multidrug-Resistant Acinetobacter Species 
2008Statistical epidemic modeling with hospital outbreak data 
2008Biocidal textiles can help fight nosocomial infections 
2008Nosocomial influenza: new concepts and practice 
2008Health-care workers: source, vector, or victim of MRSA? 
2008Shared Medical Equipment Results in Hepatitis B Outbreaks in Healthcare Settings 
2007The ORION guidelines: raising research standards for the control of antimicrobial-resistant pathogens and healthcare-associated infection 
2007Was können wir aus publizierten Ausbrüchen von Pseudomonas aeruginosa bei neonatologischen und pädiatrischen Patienten lernen?In German
2005Pseudocontamination of blood components with Burkholderia cepacia during quality controls 
2005Evaluation of the impact of the source (patient versus staff) on nosocomial norovirus outbreak severity 

Chapters in books by third parties

2009Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases, 7th Edition, Part I, Chapter 14 "Outbreak Investigation" (No preview in Google Books.) 
2009Principles and Practice of Clinical Virology, Chapter 3 "Viral Transmission: Infection Acquired by All Other Routes (Respiratory, Eye-Nose-Mouth, Inoculation and Faeco-orally)" 
2008Acinetobacter Biology and Pathogenesis, Chapter 4 "Molecular Epidemiology of Acinetobacter Species" 
2008Acinetobacter molecular biology, unknown chapter (Page is missing in Google Books.) 
2007Bennett & Brachman's Hospital Infections, Chapter 24A "The Intensive Care Unit: Part A. HAI - Epidemiology, Risk Factors, Surveillance, Engineering and Administrative Infection Control Practices, and Impact" 

Theses by third parties

2008Healthcare-Associated Infections in PediatricsDissertation
2008Mechanismen, durch die Klebsiella pneumoniae zum Erreger nicht beherrschbarer nosokomialer Infektionen werden kannDissertation in German

Other resources (slides, booklets etc.) by third parties

2009Hygienemanagement im KrankenhausSlides in German
2008ESBLs: Detection, Surveillance, Prevention and ControlBooklet
2008Hygienekonzepte - Nationale und internationale EmpfehlungenSlides in German
2008ESBL KontrollstrategienSlides in German
2007Micro News June 2007 
2007Micro News May 2007 
2007?Epidemiology of HAI Developments in Screening Outbreaks Investigation & Management 
2006?Prevention and Management of Clostridium difficile epidemics 
?Fragen und Antworten zur Empfehlung "Infektionsprävention in Heimen"In German

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