• Antibiotic susceptibility profiles of neonatal invasive isolates of Escherichia coli from a 2-year nationwide surveillance study in Germany, 2009-2010.

      Heideking, M; Lander, F; Hufnagel, M; Pfeifer, Y; Wicker, E; Krause, Gerard; Berner, R; Helmholtz Centre for infection research, Inhoffenstr. 7, D-38124 Braunschweig, Germany. (2013-09)
      A nationwide 2-year surveillance study on invasive neonatal Escherichia coli infections in Germany was conducted. A total of 158 isolates were tested for antibiotic susceptibility. The empirical treatment regimen of ampicillin plus gentamicin for neonatal sepsis appears to remain effective, but emerging resistance needs to be closely monitored.
    • 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.