Browsing publications of the research group of epidemiology (EPID) by Authors
Methicillin-sensitive and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus nasal carriage in a random sample of non-hospitalized adult population in northern Germany.Mehraj, Jaishri; Akmatov, Manas K; Strömpl, Julia; Gatzemeier, Anja; Layer, Franziska; Werner, Guido; Pieper, Dietmar H; Medina, Eva; Witte, Wolfgang; Pessler, Frank; et al. (2014)The findings from truly randomized community-based studies on Staphylococcus aureus nasal colonization are scarce. Therefore we have examined point prevalence and risk factors of S. aureus nasal carriage in a non-hospitalized population of Braunschweig, northern Germany.
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.