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Line Rugholm Sanden will defend her Ph.D. thesis: "Steps Towards Personalised Antibiograms – Predicting Antimicrobial Susceptibility”
30.06.2017 kl. 13.00 - 17.00
Antimicrobial treatment of infectious patients is increasingly complicated by frightening rates of antimicrobial resistance in infection-causing pathogens. The development of antimicrobial resistance is driven by the use and misuse of antimicrobials. Therefore, the choice of antimicrobial treatment should be appropriate to achieve the best outcome for both current and future patients. Hospitalized patients suspected of infection are often treated empirically with antimicrobials (i.e. before microbiological results on pathogen identity and antimicrobial susceptibility are available). Institutional antibiograms (ABG), which are aggregated local antimicrobial susceptibility test (AST) results, can be used as an indicator for the expected susceptibility to antimicrobials, when choosing empirical antimicrobial treatment.
The aim of this project was to generate personalised ABGs, which predict patient-specific antimicrobial susceptibility in the hospital setting. During the project, we focused on making the results of the research operational, by developing practical implementable applications. This thesis summarizes the research and methods developed to generate personalised ABGs as a series of steps taken, starting with the institutional ABG.
The first step was to generate ABGs representing patients with hospital-acquired infections and patients with community-acquired infections, respectively. Typically, AST results are available for a limited set of antimicrobials. When patient-specific AST results become available, and a treatment must be chosen, cross-resistance and cross-susceptibility for all available treatments must be considered. The next step was therefore to develop and validate a method which uses cross-susceptibility/resistance to adjust an ABG with respect to a patient’s AST results (Paper I). The next patient-specific factor considered was the association between prior antimicrobial exposure and increased resistance at the patient level (Paper II). The results indicate to which degree the susceptibilities should be adjusted, for patients previously exposed to antimicrobials. A mathematical method was developed to modify the ABG with respect to a patient’s prior antimicrobial exposure. This method also served as an operationalisation of Paper II. The method was extended to modify the ABG with respect to both patient-specific prior exposure to antimicrobials and AST results (Patent pending). Future work involves the validation of this method. During the project the developed methods were implemented in an existing software solution for antimicrobial stewardship, Treat Steward.
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7D2, room D2-106
15.08.2017 kl. 08.00 - 18.08.2017 kl. 18.00
From 15-18 August 2017, the 29th Congress of Nordic Historians will take place at Aalborg Congress & Culture Centre, Denmark. The main organisers are the Centre for History at the Department for Culture and Global Studies at Aalborg University, the Danish Historical Society and the Nordic Committee for Historians.
18.08.2017 kl. 13.00 - 16.00
Klinisk Institut, Aalborg Universitet og Aalborg Universitetshospital har den glæde at invitere til ph.d.-forsvar ved læge Lasse Jørgensen Cehofski, Øjenafdelingen, Aalborg Universitetshospital, som forsvarer ph.d.-afhandlingen: The Retinal Protein Profile in Experimental Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion - Interventions With an Intravitreal Anti-VEGF Agent and a Corticosteroid Implant
18.08.2017 kl. 13.00 - 16.00
Anitha Asamoah, Department of Chemistry and Bioscience, will defend her thesis on "Assessment of the Contamination Level of Persistent Organic Pollutants in Breast Milk of Ghanaian Women from a Polluted Area in Accra"
18.08.2017 kl. 13.00 - 16.00
18.08.2017 kl. 13.00 - 17.00
Maciej Plocharski will defend his ph.d. thesis: "Sulcal Morphology Analysis from MRI Data for Classification of Alzheimer’s Disease"
20.08.2017 kl. 18.00 - 22.08.2017 kl. 16.00
These are extraordinary times. Unprecedented and sustained tourism growth has transformed many cities across Europe while rural and regional areas remain unsure how they can better leverage the massive growth at their doorstep. The tourism industry is undergoing restructuring, new stakeholders are emerging, landscapes of power are shifting, and lines of responsibilities are being redrawn.
21.08.2017 kl. 13.00 - 16.00
21.08.2017 kl. 13.00 - 17.00
Steffan Wittrup Christensen will defend his Ph.D. thesis on "Neck pain – Sensory and motor effects during shoulder movements"
22.08.2017 kl. 08.00 - 24.08.2017 kl. 16.00
For the first time the Nordic Laser Materials Processing Conference is to be held in Aalborg and it is a great pleasure to invite laser scientists and industrial representatives to the 16th NOLAMP conference. We will do our best to make it an inspiring conference for researchers, industry and product developers and manufactures in the laser community.
22.08.2017 kl. 13.00 - 16.00
Farshad Badie will defend his thesis "A Theoretical Model for Meaning Construction through Constructivist Concept Learning - A Conceptual, Terminological, Logical and Semantic Study within Human-Human-Machine Interaction".
23.08.2017 kl. 09.00 - 24.08.2017 kl. 16.00
This PhD course is scheduled to follow up on the two day Tourism Education Futures Initiative (TEFI) Conference “Building our stories: Co-creating tourism futures in research and practice” (20-22 August 2017).
23.08.2017 kl. 10.00 - 15.00
Invitation to a research symposium on "Knees in the Balance - New Results in Knee Osteoarthritis Research"
24.08.2017 kl. 17.00 - 19.00
Hvordan kan ÆSTETISKE LÆREPROCESSER og KUNSTINTEGRERENDE PÆDAGOGIK åbne for nye måder at lære på? Mød kreativitetsforsker Julie Borup Jensen, der sammen med praktikere vil præsentere nye måder at lære på.
28.08.2017 kl. 09.00 - 29.08.2017 kl. 16.30
På Aalborg Universitet holdes hvert år sidst i august konferencen Trafikdage hvor 300 deltagere præsenterer forskningsresultater, analyser samt praktiske erfaringer fra transportsektoren. Deltagerne er både forskere & praktikere, men også politikere og presse – fordi det er vigtigt at understøtte dialog og udbygge netværk.
28.08.2017 kl. 13.00 - 16.00
Title of the thesis: Dwelling in Mundane Mobility: Caravanning in Denmark.