A Swiss study shows: men-beards are contaminated as a dogs fur. For 18 men and 30 dogs were studied. The background of the analysis the question of whether it is reasonable to examine dogs in the same MRI scanners, such as people.

in the face of 80 million dogs in Europe alone, the diagnosis by means of MRI in veterinary medicine important, emphasize the authors of the radio Andreas Gutzeit of the Hirslanden clinic in Lucerne, who is also Associate Professor at the Paracelsus Medical private University (PMU) in Salzburg lied to.

However, there are only a few veterinary hospitals that can afford such a Scanner. For this reason dogs in the same MRI-scanners examines how people – what has been criticized in Switzerland, the Foundation of patient protection.

wrong, such as the study by Gutzeit and colleagues now shows: While all of the 18 human study participants with a high Microbial count in the Beard, it was found, were the dogs – where in the neck between the shoulder blades, only 23 was measured from 30. Seven animals had an average bacterial load, the researchers report in the journal “European Radiolog”

Also, the mouths were investigated for

Human-pathogenic bacteria were makers in seven of the 18 Beard, but only four of 30 dogs were found, statistically this was not significant. Dogs would probably be because of their coat texture is thus no risk to humans, the researchers emphasize.

The scientists also tested the bacteria load in the oral cavity of humans and animals. Here, too, a significantly higher number of microbes were found “in the mucous membrane of the mouth of the people than in those of the dogs,” as it is called in the work. In the case of potentially human-pathogenic germs, the stress of the dogs, however, was considerably and statistically significantly higher (19 out of 30 dogs) than those of the people (1 of 18).

devices to dogs better

cleaned Finally, the scientists re-examined in a European clinic, where approximately 8000 MRI examinations per year in humans and also in dogs be performed, the bacterial load in the MRI according to the study of animal and human patients, as well as the subsequent routine cleaning and disinfection process.

It showed that the bacteria strain according to the investigation of dogs was significantly lower than that of people. Obviously, the devices are cleaned after dogs much better than people.

the Hygiene the A and O

In efforts to reduce hospital-acquired infections is the Central question should not be, perhaps, whether dogs in human medical facilities should be investigated, but rather on hygiene knowledge and measures focused on the understanding of what it means for patients is a real danger and a risk, emphasize the scientists.

you cite as an example the result of another study, according to which European hospitals ultrasonic heads to part more with pathogenic germs are charged as a toilet seats or grab bars in buses. (SDA)