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Infectious Diseases - a part of Copenhagen University Hospital
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Organisation profile

Aims and objectives

  • to improve rapid diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases with focus on both common and rare infections
  • to reduce use of broad spectrum antibiotics
  • to improve diagnosis, treatment and prevention of infectious diseases in patients with co-morbidity and secondary immunosuppression
  • to participate in national and international research projects with focus on pneumonia, tuberculosis, HIV, viral hepatitis, CNS infections and infections in the immunocompromised host

Focus areas:

  • Infectious diseases caused by bacteria, virus, parasites and fungi.
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic challenges.
    • Pneumonia: OptiCAP (OPtimising Treatment of Community Acquired Pneumonia, A quality assessment, multicenter collaboration)
      • Aims are to reduce:

Door to needle time, total length of iv and oral antibiotics, proper microbiological assessment and re-evaluation <72 hours

  • Improving microbiological sampling in patients with pneumonia, a RCT. (KUPL)
  • Validation of CAVE penicillin to increase the use of penicillin and to decrease the use of broad spectrum antibiotics, a multicenter study; Antibiotic Stewardship.
  • Central Nervous Infections, DASGIB (Danish Study Group for Infections in the Brain) a multicenter collaboration, research and quality assessment.
  • Chronic viral infections, multicenter collaboration, research and quality assessment participation in: The Danish HIV cohort (DHK) and the Danish hepatitis cohort (DAN-HEP), The Danish Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) registry
  • Co-morbidities and infections
    • Pneumonia and Diabetes. Assessment of prevalence and interactions in patients with double burden of disease. Cap North a Danish pneumonia cohort in collaboration with  www.CAPNETZ.de
    • TB and Diabetes. Assessment of prevalence and interactions in patients with double burden of disease. (The Danish Diabetes study (multicenter collaboration P.I at SDCC and HGH)
    • TB and hepatitis, a Danish prevalence study
    • Tuberculosis
      • TB in asylum seekers, a register and a clinical study.
  • Prevention of diseases in immunosuppressed individuals.
  • Assessment of diagnostic tests for latent TB infection among immunosuppressed individuals and patients with diabetes Multicenter study www.TBNET.eu

Disciplines, methods, tools:

  • Clinical science
  • Epidemiological studies

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