Ultraschall in Med
DOI: 10.1055/s-0044-102006
Guidelines & Recommendations
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DEGUM Recommendations on Infection Prevention in Ultrasound and Endoscopic Ultrasound

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Thomas Müller
Department of Internal Medicine I, Kreiskliniken Reutlingen, Germany
,
Heike Martiny
Technical Hygiene, Charite, Berlin, Germany
,
Eberhard Merz
Center for Ultrasound and prenatal Medicine, Center for Ultrasound and Prenatal Medicine, Frankfurt, Germany
,
Jens Döffert
Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine, Kreisklinikum Calw-Nagold, Calw, Germany
,
Matthias Wüstner
Central Ultrasound Department, Bruederkrankenhaus, Trier, Germany
,
Wolfgang Lessel
Urologie, Praxis, Magdeburg, Germany
,
Hans Heynemann
Urology, Universitatsklinikum Halle, Germany
,
Thomas Enzmann
Klinik für Urologie und Kinderurologie, Klinikum Brandenburg, Germany
,
Heiko Dudwiesus
Langenfeld, Germany
,
Dieter Nuernberg
Department of Gastroenterology, Brandenburg University of Medicine Theodor Fontane, Neuruppin, Germany
,
Christian Tesch
Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery, Praxis, Hamburg, Germany
,
Marc André Weber
Institute for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Universitätsmedizin Rostock, Germany
,
Siegfried Krishnabhakdi
Department of Vascular Surgery, Klinikum Herford, Germany
,
Jörg Heil
Department of Gynekology and Obstetrics, University Hospital, Heidelberg, Germany
,
Alexander Wree
Internal Medicine III, Universitatsklinikum Aachen, Germany
,
Christian Jenssen
Klinik für Innere Medizin, Krankenhaus Märkisch Oderland Strausberg/ Wriezen, Germany
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Publication History

12 September 2017

29 December 2017

Publication Date:
06 March 2018 (eFirst)

Abstract

Microbial contamination of ultrasound probes for percutaneous or endoscopic use is common. However, infectious diseases caused by transmission of microorganisms by US procedures have rarely been reported. In Germany, legal regulations address hygiene in ultrasound procedures. Based on these regulations and the available literature, an expert panel of the German Society of Ultrasound in Medicine (DEGUM) has formulated sophisticated recommendations on hygienic measures in percutaneous and endoscopic US, including US-guided interventions.