2. Frankfurt DiscussionsHygiene workshop

2. Frankfurt Discussions

On November 24, 2017 leading hygiene experts met for the second time for the Second Frankfurt Discussions at the invitation of i3 Membrane GmbH. Current hygiene topics were discussed in great detail - the three specialized lectures provided the basis for a thoroughgoing exchange.

In his lecture on "Gram-negative Pathogens and their Resistances (MRGN)", Prof. Dr. Markus Dettenkofer presented the current and predicted situation with regard to the spread of resistances. The differentiated view of development within Europe over a period of three years underscored, above all, that the spread of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae sharply increased as a function of substantial regional differences.

With his far-reaching contribution "Water and Wastewater Drainage Systems as Harbors of Infection for Gram-negative Pathogens", Prof. Dr. med Martin Exner pointed out that these systems represent the seedbed for the spread of infections. The water-bound pathogenic germs that occurred most frequently in a clinical environment such as, for example, pseudomonas aeruginosa and Legionella spp. are principally responsible for the continuously increasing number of infections.

In his concluding lecture "Medical Facility Requirements for the Prevention of Patients with Gram-negative Resistant Pathogens", retired university professor Dr. Dr. med. habil. Heinz-Michael Just emphasized that the increase in multi-resistant pathogens is attributable to the much greater use of antibiotics both in veterinary medicine and in outpatient care.