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Clinical research unit "Healthcare-associated Infections"

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The clinical research unit led by Prof. Evelina Tacconelli combines the information from clinical, microbiological and basic research. Scientists and physicians are working closely together to tackle the problem of increasing antibiotic-resistant germs in hospitals. Samples are collected in clinical trials, and the distribution of various multiresistant bacteria is investigated. In one project, for example, the occurrence of bloodstream infections caused by multiresistant bacteria is examined more closely in various hospitals. Other studies supported by the group focus on examining the intelligent use of antibiotics (antibiotic stewardship) and analysing the effects of hygienic measures in clinics.

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