Aneta Nitsch-Osuch

Aneta Nitsch-Osuch
Medical University of Warsaw · Department of Family Medicine

Md, PhD

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In 2022, the National Program for Influenza Prevention coalition will have its 10th anniversary; it is one of Poland’s oldest educational initiatives. The National Program for Influenza Prevention was initiated to prevent a further decline and promote influenza prevention in the A(H1N1) post-pandemic years. In this review, we summarize the structur...
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Background: Human respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is responsible for infections mainly affecting the lower respiratory tract in infants and young children after the first exposure. The aim of the study is to show up-to-date information on RSV hospitalization cases in Poland in children aged < 5 years. Methods: A retrospective, population-based...
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Background: Breast cancer is the most common cause of death, due to malignant neoplasms in women worldwide. The nature of the symptoms associated with breast cancer depends on the stage of the disease. In this case, any cancerous changes in the initial phase of the disease can only be detected during imaging tests. Participation in mammography scr...
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Background: In the face of a sudden influx of several million migrants and war refugees from Ukraine to other European countries, knowledge about the health of Ukrainian citizens becomes increasingly important. The aim of the study is to identify the main health problems of hospitalized Ukrainian citizens residing in Poland in the period from 2014...
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Background: The aim of the study was to assess the state of knowledge of Medical University of Warsaw (MUW) students on COVID-19, modes of transmission and preventive measures. Material and methods: The study was conducted in October 2020. The participants were all the students attending classes at MUW - 8922 persons. All had completed the onlin...
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Introduction Klebsiella pneumoniae is a common cause of antimicrobial-resistant opportunistic infections in hospitalized patients. Due to acquired resistance to multiple antimicrobials, K. pneumoniae is a particular threat in health care. The aim of this study was the assessment of the epidemiological situation related to the spread of symptomatic...
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Background: Influenza constitutes a significant health care burden that can be related to an increased morbidity and mortality. The aim of the study is to show up-to-date information on influenza hospitalization cases in Poland in children aged <5 years. Methods: The data used in the study were hospitalization records from 2015-2019, which had b...
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Zdrowie jest podstawową wartością w życiu ludzi, a prawo do zdrowia należy do katalogu podstawowych praw człowieka. Realizacja tego prawa w stopniu gwarantującym bezpieczeństwo zdrowotne obywateli musi być wspierana skuteczną polityką państwa. Dofinansowanie i optymalizacja systemu ochrony zdrowia w Polsce powinno być kluczowym priorytetem państwa....
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Purpose: The objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of hospital-based antiepidemic measures aimed at limiting the spread of symptomatic infections and colonization with carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CPE), mainly NDM-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae, with particular emphasis on microbiological screening tests. Methods:...
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Introduction Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a rare, autoimmune disease with possible life-threatening internal organ involvement. Because of its rarity and heterogeneous clinical presentation, studies on this disease may be difficult to carry out. OBJECTIVES We sought to describe patients at first hospitalization for SSc in Poland from 2013 to 2019. T...
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Background Between February 2022, when the war in Ukraine began, and April 1, 2022, the number of refugees to neighboring countries reached 4,137,842 people. The majority have fled to Poland. The main challenge for the health system in Poland in this situation is how to develop effective adaptation measures. Aim The aim of this study is to describ...
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The competitiveness of contemporary organisations is the foundation of their growth and market operation. Organisational culture, integrating the activities of an organisation with the environment in its own manner, determines the way it adapts to the conditions, and considerably impacts the competitive standing of a business. This is particularly...
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Screening significantly decreases the severity and incidence of conditions, as well as mortality, and therefore can improve the health of the population. Screening in Poland falls below the acceptable level of 45% of organised screening uptake and the recommended level of 65%. Multidimensional factors have been implicated as barriers and facilitato...
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Diseases caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae (S. pneumoniae) can be either invasive or non-invasive. In adults, pneumococcal infections most often occur as pneumonia, one of the leading causes of hospitalisation in these patients in Poland. Multiple factors predispose patients to the severe course of pneumococcal disease, including age, comorbiditie...
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Introduction and objective: Congenital herpes simplex virus infection (cHSV) is a rare entity and may pose a life-threatening disease for the newborns. Due to the public health and clinical importance of cHSV infection in infants, the recent data on this disease in Poland should be investigated. The aim of the study was to evaluate the incidence a...
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In Poland, there is a niche that can be filled with original research in the area of performance indicators of individual health care professionals. Aim: The aim of the study was the empirical verification of original effectiveness indicators and the identification of the degree of patient care effectiveness of selected primary health care profes...
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Aim The right of underaged patients to confidential healthcare should be considered an inalienable human right. Access to such care is also advisable according to contemporary medical knowledge. The aim of this study was to verify the extent this right is exercised in Poland, as well as to examine social attitudes towards this issue. Methods A sam...
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Introduction: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been identified by the World Health Organization as a global pandemic. Poland introduced extensive anti-epidemic measures relatively early, in order to slow down the spread of the disease. Objectives: The study aims at presenting recent data on COVID-19 hospitalization cases during the first...
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Prophylactic medical examinations - called well-child visit - are among the benefits guaranteed under basic health care. The prophylactic visit should include, among others: physical examination and an interview (with the adolescent and the parent), as well as individual pro-health education. Aim: The aim of the study was to answer the question w...
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The disinfection of surfaces in medical facilities is an important element of infection control, including the control of viral infections such as severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Preparations used for surface disinfection are typically characterized via their activity against test organisms (i.e., viruses, bacteria and...
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Introduction: Adult-onset Still's disease (AOSD) is a rare systemic inflammatory disorder of unknown etiology, which affects young adults and is associated with multiple organ involvement and life-threatening complications. The aim of the study was to establish the incidence and prevalence of AOSD in Poland, and factors related to this disease amo...
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Objectives: Vaccination is the most effective method of controlling influenza in the human population, where pregnant women belong to a risk group that is especially vulnerable to influenza-related morbidity and mortality. The objectives of the survey were to report estimates of maternal vaccination coverage and assess reasons for the lack of infl...
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This paper presents a case of coinfection of influenza A virus (H1N1) and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in a male newborn. On the first day of life, the newborn required passive oxygen therapy, followed by respiratory support with nasal continuous positive airway pressure (nCPAP) due to respiratory insufficiency. As the newborn’s respiratory ef...
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Introduction and objective: Congenital cytomegalovirus (cCMV) infections are common worldwide. CCMV infected newborns are mostly asymptomatic at birth. However, cCMV remains the major infectious cause of congenital abnormalities in the developing foetus and newborns. The aim of the study was to provide recent data on cCMV in Poland. Material and...
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Unexpected isolation, which has not yet been seen on a global scale, has created the conditions for evaluating nutrition in a situation of reduced spatial activity. The study aimed to assess the influence of lockdown on selected eating habits of Polish adults. An anonymous questionnaire was conducted, including questions about eating habits and sel...
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Introduction Airway infections represent one of the most common causes of mortality worldwide. The authors sought to describe patients hospitalized for lung and mediastinum abscesses in Poland from 2009 to 2016. To the authors’ knowledge, this is the first evaluation of the disease in Poland. Material and methods The authors conducted a retrospect...
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Background: Influenza vaccinations are recommended for medical staff as an effective and safe form of preventing influenza and its complications. The aim of the study was to assess the impact of selected educational and information interventions on the influenza vaccination coverage (IVC) in nursing personnel and their attitude towards this proced...
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The work discusses the occurrence of benzo (a) pyrene in atmospheric air and indoor air, as well as health threats caused by this environmental pollution. The results of research conducted worldwide and in Poland were referred to. Poland belongs to the European Union country, where high levels of benzo(a)pyrene are recorded in both atmospheric air...
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Autopsies of exhumed bodies pose a risk of infections with environmental bacteria or fungi, which may be life-threatening. Thus, it is important to use effective methods of disinfection in forensic pathology facilities. In this study, we investigated the effectiveness of no-touch automated disinfection (NTD) system after autopsies of exhumed bodies...
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Background: Hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) remain a common problem, which suggests that standard decontamination procedures are insufficient. Thus, new methods of decontamination are needed in hospitals. Methods: We assessed the effectiveness of a no-touch automated disinfection (NTD) system in the decontamination of 50 surfaces in 10 hospi...
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Introduction and objective Occupational asbestos exposure is one of the major public health issues. Although asbestos use in Poland has decreased, asbestosis continues to remain an important health concern in the area of occupational medicine. The aim of the study is to perform a descriptive analysis of hospitalization cases in patients suffering f...
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Influenza is an acute infectious disease of viral etiology which, unlike the common cold, can lead to serious complications such as pneumonia, myocarditis, inflammation of the kidneys, nervous system, and muscles, and even death. Vaccination is the most effective method of preventing influenza and should be recommended to everyone over six months o...
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Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with daytime sleepiness, obesity, and lifestyle and dietary changes. The potential role of diet in OSA has been largely unexplored. The aim of the study was to assess nutritional status and dietary patterns in OSA patients. The study was conducted in 137 adult patients (48 women and 89 men) aged 31–79 suf...
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Objective: The aim of the study was to evaluate the safety and tolerance of influenza vaccines for the northern and southern hemispheres in Polish elite athletes participating in the Rio 2016 Olympics. Design: Prospective, observational, cohort study. Setting: Institutional level. Participants: Ninety-seven athletes vaccinated only with the...
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Background: The effectiveness of alcohol-based hand rubs (ABHRs) depends substantially on their acceptability and tolerability. In this study, we assessed the acceptability and tolerability of a new ABHR (product EU 100.2018.02). Methods: Among physicians, nurses, and cosmetologists who used the ABHR for 30 days, we assessed the product's accept...
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The number of parents who refuse to vaccinate their children or present the so-called hesitant behavior, i.e., delay the moment of vaccination beyond the mandatory time, has increased in many developed countries. The purpose of this retrospective study was to evaluate the completeness and timeliness of vaccinations against hepatitis B (HBV) and tub...
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We investigated and compared current national vaccination policies for health-care personnel (HCP) in Europe with results from our previous survey. Data from 36 European countries were collected using the same methodology as in 2011. National policies for HCP immunization were in place in all countries. There were significant differences in terms o...
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Introduction: Sarcoidosis is a systemic granulomatous disease mainly affecting the lungs, although granulomas can also involve any other organ. Objectives: We sought to describe patients at first hospitalization for sarcoidosis in Poland from 2008 to 2015. To our knowledge, this is the first evaluation of the disease in Poland based on a hospita...
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Medical personnel, including nursing staff, can become a source of influenza virus infections for their patients and co-workers. However, patients can infect the personnel, too. Therefore, influenza vaccinations are recommended for medical staff as an effective and safe form of preventing influenza and its complications. Aim: The aim of the study...
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Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a progressively degenerative disease at the central area of the retina, which results in severe visual impairment. It is the leading cause of irreversible blindness among people aged over 65 in developed countries. Therapies that focus on prevention through optimization of modifiable risk factors such as di...
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Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness in the world and may affect about 30-50 million people. Due to prevalence of this disease and the progressive population aging in recent years, in addition to conventional methods of treatment of AMD, there are more preventive and treatment support factors that can be used. An...
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This study evaluated the bactericidal activity of the cationic surface active compound didecyldimethylammonium chloride in 2-propanol against the two reference strains Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Pseudomonas aeruginosa (tetracycline-resistant) as well as their isolates adapted to this active substance. Individual phases and stages of European Standa...
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Birth weight is a key determinant of perinatal outcomes which affect physical development and metabolic function. In this study, we evaluated the potential role of maternal body composition and nutritional status in programing fetal birth weight. This was a longitudinal study that included 29 pregnant women and their full-term newborns. Maternal di...
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Aspergillus is one of the most prevalent airborne fungal pathogens in the developed countries that may cause fatal invasive pulmonary aspergillosis in immunocompromised patients. The epidemiological information on aspergillosis in Poland is scarce. This retrospective, population-based study evaluated the incidence of pulmonary and other forms of as...
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Although several national and international recommendations have been published, influenza vaccinations are carried out too rarely and thus vaccine coverage rates, both in the general population and in risk groups, remain at an unsatisfactorily low level. The paper presents the current data describing influenza vaccine coverage rates in different c...
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Objectives: Pregnancy is a critical period during which environmental factors such as nutrition can affect development. Maintaining proper nutrition becomes even more significant when pregnant women have diabetes. The aim of this study was to measure changes in energy and macronutrient intakes among pregnant women and patients diagnosed either with...
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Introduction Takayasu’s arteritis (TA) is a rare and potentially life-threatening granulomatous large-vessel vasculitis that involves mostly in the aorta and its proximal branches, and occurs most commonly in young females. This study measures the incidence and prevalence of TA, and assesses the gender distribution and territorial differences in th...
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Introduction. A social campaign promoting healthy lifestyle are a tool for establishing positive behavior patterns in a society, while mass media are an inseparable form of communication for promoting healthy lifestyle. Aim of the study. The aim of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of selected social campaigns on proper nutrition, physica...
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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a common illness. An individualized approach to changes caused by a chronic disease includes specific activity resulting from cognitive-emotional predispositions. The purpose of this study was to determine the influence of selected factors such as satisfaction with life, health self-assessment, durati...
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For the past 10 years, influenza vaccination coverage rate in Poland remains at a low 3% threshold. This low rate may be related to the unsatisfactory knowledge of vaccination, influenza, and misperception of health risks in the general population. To examine these issues, we used an online questionnaire consisting of 12 closed questions. The basic...
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Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) is a form of vasculitis that affects small- and medium-sized vessels in many organs. The aim of the study was to describe the epidemiology of GPA in Poland in 2011-2015, including the incidence and prevalence rates. The authors conducted a retrospective, population-based study, using hospital discharge records...
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Seasonal influenza can have serious morbid consequences and can even result in death, particularly in at-risk populations, including healthcare professionals (HCPs), elderly and those living with a medical risk condition. Although in Europe recommendations exist for annual influenza vaccination in these populations in most countries, the vaccinatio...
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Being frequent travelers, the elite athletes are advised to undergo an influenza vaccination. The aim of the study was to describe the antibody response to repeated trivalent, inactivated, split influenza vaccine, of different antigenic content, recommended for the Northern and the Southern Hemisphere, administered to sportsmen before the Olympic G...
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Background: Annual vaccination is the most effective way to prevent and control the health and economic burden caused by seasonal influenza. Healthcare workers (HCWs) play a crucial role in vaccine acceptance and advocacy for their patients. This study explored the drivers of HCWs' vaccine acceptance and advocacy in six European countries. Method...
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Introduction Paget’s disease (PDB) is a focal disorder of bone remodeling that occurs commonly in older people with decreasing prevalence reported in European countries. This disease is most often asymptomatic, but it can cause a variety of medical complications resulting in considerable morbidity and reduced quality of life. There is little inform...
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Introduction: The PN-EN 16615: 2015 standard is intended to determine the acting parameters of disinfectants used for surfaces disinfection with the wiping technique using wipes. It takes into account the application method of disinfectants on the non porous surfaces to be disinfected. The aim of the study was to assess the compliance of the obtain...
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The hospital antibiotic policy should be implemented to rationalize the antibiotic use and to decrease the risk of spread of resistant bacteria. The aim of this study was to describe the antibiotic consumption patterns in a single oncosurgery ward before and after the implementation of hospital antibiotic policy. We conducted a retrospective analys...
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Introduction: There are many studies on the epidemiology of the orphan disease polyarteritis nodosa (PAN) in European countries. The use of a hospital morbidity database is an important element of epidemiological analysis. The study is the first such analysis in Poland and may provide an opportunity to compare the data in a European context. Mate...
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Objectives: Hospital payment based on diagnosis-related groups (DRGs) was introduced in Poland in July 2008. We evaluate the impact of this policy on the frequency of hospitalisation for atherosclerosis in internal medicine units of district hospitals and non-public hospitals in Poland. Methods: Data were collected between 2004 and 2012 from eac...
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INTRODUCTION Behçet's disease (BD) is an immune-mediated small-vessel systemic vasculitis rarely seen in Poland. OBJECTIVES This study measured the incidence and prevalence of BD, and assessed the gender distribution and territorial differences in the occurrences of BD in Poland over a seven-year period. To the best of our knowledge, this is the fi...
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In Poland, the seasonal influenza vaccination rate is just barely 3% which may be related to the unsatisfactory knowledge of influenza among healthcare professionals, poor recognition of the benefits of influenza immunization and the fear of side effects. To address these issues, we surveyed healthcare professionals through an online questionnaire...
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Influenza may have a complicated course in young children. The aim of the study was to analyze the suitability of influenza treatment among children younger than 5 years hospitalized due to an influenza-like illness. We conducted a comparison of the treatment among children hospitalized in two consecutive years: 2015, when no rapid influenza diagno...
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Patients at a high-risk of severe influenza, because of their underlying health disorders, are recommended to receive a seasonal influenza vaccination. In Poland, influenza coverage rate in the general population is very low (3.4 %). However, there is little known about the coverage rate among high-risk patients. The aim of this study was to descri...
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While the Ebola outbreak in 2014 was strongly highlighted in mainstream media and perceived as a threat to public health in Poland, influenza was regarded as a triviality and the vaccination coverage was low. In the present study, by analyzing feedback from an on-line questionnaire (from November 2014 to January 2015) we assessed the knowledge conc...
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In addition to different injuries, infections are the most common reason for giving up training altogether or reducing its volume and intensity, as well as a lack of opportunities to participate in sports competitions. Nowadays, a slow but constant re‑emergence of pertussis, especially among teenagers and young adults, including athletes, can be ob...
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Appropriate decontamination of hospital textiles depends heavily on specifically defined proceedings for handling decontaminated hospital textiles (collection, segregation, packing, transportation) and appropriate disinfection in the laundry process. It is becoming increasingly common to disinfect hospital textiles in a chemical-thermal process. Di...
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Background: Alcohols are the most commonly used active substances in preparations for quick hand disinfection. They should be bactericidal in very short contact time. PN-EN 13727 + A2: 2015-12 standard, for testing hygienic and surgical handrub disinfection preparations, provides mandatory test conditions of disinfectants in contact times with the...