Epidemiological and statistical methods
One of our main topics is clinical epidemiology, i.e. the branch of epidemiology which is focusing on a population of patients. We use epidemiological methods in order to improve the diagnostic process, therapy and further care of patients suffering from infectious diseases. Currently, we are focusing on three types of infection:
- Health-care associated infections: Qualitative study on MRSA, Risk factors for MRSA colonization
- Bloodstream infections and sepsis: AlertsNet, ImProVe study
- Infections in immuno-suppressed patients (e.g. patients after organ transplantation): Transplantation cohort
In these projects we use our expertise in the field of epidemiological and statistical methods in order to work together with clinical partners and to fulfill the patients’ needs as good as possible. We apply a vast spectrum of methods including study planning as well as quantitative and qualitative analysis. We are very interested in further cooperation in clinical epidemiological projects.