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  1. Research

    Characterization of the novel In1059 harbouring VIM gene cassette

    VIM-type enzyme encodes the most widely acquired metallo-β-lactamases in Gram- negative bacteria. To obtain current epidemiological data for integrons from enterobacteriae in hospital, the study characterizes ...

    Dongguo Wang, Jinhong Yang, Meiyu Fang, Wei He, Ying Zhang, Caixia Liu and Dongsheng Zhou

    Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2017 6:50

    Published on: 18 May 2017

  2. Research

    Weekly screening supports terminating nosocomial transmissions of vancomycin-resistant enterococci on an oncologic ward – a retrospective analysis

    To investigate the impact of weekly screening within the bundle of infection control measures to terminate vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) transmissions on an oncologic ward.

    Stefanie Kampmeier, Dennis Knaack, Annelene Kossow, Stefanie Willems, Christoph Schliemann, Wolfgang E. Berdel, Frank Kipp and Alexander Mellmann

    Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2017 6:48

    Published on: 16 May 2017

  3. Research

    Colonization of long term care facility patients with MDR-Gram-negatives during an Acinetobacter baumannii outbreak

    We aimed to determine the prevalence of colonization by multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria including ESBL-producing enterobacteriaceae, carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and

    Ines Zollner-Schwetz, Elisabeth Zechner, Elisabeth Ullrich, Josefa Luxner, Christian Pux, Gerald Pichler, Walter Schippinger, Robert Krause and Eva Leitner

    Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2017 6:49

    Published on: 16 May 2017

  4. Research

    Sites of colonization in hospitalized patients with infections caused by extended-spectrum beta-lactamase organisms: a prospective cohort study

    The objective of this study was to determine whether patients infected with extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing organisms are colonized at multiple body sites.

    Zeina A. Kanafani, Sukayna M. Fadlallah, Sarah Assaf, Khalil Anouti, Kohar Annie B. Kissoyan, Jad Sfeir, Tamara Nawar, Mohamad Yasmin and Ghassan M. Matar

    Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2017 6:46

    Published on: 15 May 2017

  5. Review

    Patient engagement with surgical site infection prevention: an expert panel perspective

    Despite remarkable developments in the use of surgical techniques, ergonomic advancements in the operating room, and implementation of bundles, surgical site infections (SSIs) remain a substantial burden, asso...

    E. Tartari, V. Weterings, P. Gastmeier, J. Rodríguez Baño, A. Widmer, J. Kluytmans and A. Voss

    Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2017 6:45

    Published on: 12 May 2017

  6. Research

    Prevalence and pattern of antibiotic resistance of Staphylococcus aureus isolated from door handles and other points of contact in public hospitals in Ghana

    Studies have implicated Staphylococcus aureus as the leading cause of septicemia in the Tamale metropolis of Ghana. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and antibiotic susceptibility of S. aureus

    Courage Kosi Setsoafia Saba, Jean Kwadwo Amenyona and Stephen Wilson Kpordze

    Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2017 6:44

    Published on: 10 May 2017

  7. Short report

    Reliability and validity of using telephone calls for post-discharge surveillance of surgical site infection following caesarean section at a tertiary hospital in Tanzania

    Surgical site infection (SSI) is a common post-operative complication causing significant morbidity and mortality. Many SSI occur after discharge from hospital. Post-discharge SSI surveillance in low and middl...

    Boniface Nguhuni, Pasquale De Nardo, Elisa Gentilotti, Zainab Chaula, Caroline Damian, Paola Mencarini, Emanuele Nicastri, Arnold Fulment, Alessandro Piscini, Francesco Vairo, Alexander M. Aiken and Giuseppe Ippolito

    Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2017 6:43

    Published on: 8 May 2017

  8. Short report

    High burden of Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) fecal carriage at a teaching hospital: cost-effectiveness of screening in low-resource setting

    Infections by multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria (MDR-GNB) have been continuously growing and pose challenge to health institution globally. Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriacea (CRE) was identified as ...

    Abdul Rahman Zaidah, Nurul Izzah Mohammad, Siti Suraiya and Azian Harun

    Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2017 6:42

    Published on: 2 May 2017

  9. Research

    Risk factors and outcomes of organ-space surgical site infections after elective colon and rectal surgery

    Organ-space surgical site infections (SSI) are the most serious and costly infections after colorectal surgery. Most previous studies of risk factors for SSI have analysed colon and rectal procedures together....

    Aina Gomila, Jordi Carratalà, Daniel Camprubí, Evelyn Shaw, Josep Mª Badia, Antoni Cruz, Francesc Aguilar, Carmen Nicolás, Anna Marrón, Laura Mora, Rafel Perez, Lydia Martin, Rosa Vázquez, Ana Felisa Lopez, Enric Limón, Francesc Gudiol…

    Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2017 6:40

    Published on: 21 April 2017

  10. Letter to the Editor

    Screening and contact precautions – A survey on infection control measures for multidrug-resistant bacteria in German university hospitals

    To assess the scope of infection control measures for multidrug-resistant bacteria in high-risk settings, a survey among university hospitals was conducted. Fourteen professionals from 8 sites participated. Re...

    Lena M. Biehl, Hartmut Bertz, Johannes Bogner, Ute-Helke Dobermann, Johanna Kessel, Carolin Krämer, Sebastian Lemmen, Marie von Lilienfeld-Toal, Silke Peter, Mathias W. Pletz, Holger Rohde, Stefan Schmiedel, Sören Schubert, Andrew J. Ullmann, Gerd Fätkenheuer and Maria J. G. T. Vehreschild

    Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2017 6:37

    Published on: 13 April 2017

  11. Research

    In vitro evaluation of the susceptibility of Acinetobacter baumannii isolates to antiseptics and disinfectants: comparison between clinical and environmental isolates

    This study aims to assess the susceptibility of Acinetobacter baumannii isolates to the antiseptics and disinfectants commonly used, and to the non-approved product.

    Sanae Lanjri, Jean Uwingabiye, Mohammed Frikh, Lina Abdellatifi, Jalal Kasouati, Adil Maleb, Abdelouahed Bait, Abdelhay Lemnouer and Mostafa Elouennass

    Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2017 6:36

    Published on: 11 April 2017

  12. Research

    Barriers and facilitators to infection control at a hospital in northern India: a qualitative study

    Hospital acquired infections occur at higher rates in low- and middle-income countries, like India, than in high-income countries. Effective implementation of infection control practices is crucial to reducing...

    Anna K. Barker, Kelli Brown, Dawd Siraj, Muneeb Ahsan, Sharmila Sengupta and Nasia Safdar

    Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2017 6:35

    Published on: 8 April 2017

  13. Letter to the Editor

    Inappropriate prescribing in outpatient healthcare: an evaluation of respiratory infection visits among veterans in teaching versus non-teaching primary care clinics

    A recent study led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed at least 30% of antibiotic prescriptions in the outpatient setting were inappropriate. In this study of all ages, among adult...

    Diane M. Parente, Tristan T. Timbrook, Aisling R. Caffrey and Kerry L. LaPlante

    Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2017 6:33

    Published on: 29 March 2017

  14. Research

    MRSA decolonization failure—are biofilms the missing link?

    Device-associated infections due to biofilm-producing methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) have been recently associated with the failure of antibiotic treatment and decolonization measures. The goa...

    Frank Günther, Brigitte Blessing, Evelina Tacconelli and Nico T. Mutters

    Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2017 6:32

    Published on: 28 March 2017

  15. Research

    Risk factors for Clostridium difficile infection in surgical patients hospitalized in a tertiary hospital in Belgrade, Serbia: a case–control study

    The objective of this study was to investigate independent risk factors (RFs) connected with healthcare-associated (HA) Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) in surgical patients, its frequency per surgical wards...

    Vesna Šuljagić, Ivan Miljković, Srđan Starčević, Nenad Stepić, Zoran Kostić, Dragutin Jovanović, Jelena Brusić-Renaud, Biljana Mijović and Sandra Šipetić-Grujičić

    Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2017 6:31

    Published on: 27 March 2017

  16. Research

    Pervasive antibiotic misuse in the Cambodian community: antibiotic-seeking behaviour with unrestricted access

    Antibiotic misuse is widespread in resource-limited countries such as Cambodia where the burden of infectious diseases is high and access to antibiotics is unrestricted. We explored healthcare seeking behaviou...

    Chhorvoin Om, Frances Daily, Erika Vlieghe, James C. McLaughlin and Mary-Louise McLaws

    Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2017 6:30

    Published on: 24 March 2017

  17. Research

    Retrospective report of antimicrobial susceptibility observed in bacterial pathogens isolated from ocular samples at Mount Sinai Hospital, 2010 to 2015

    Antimicrobial resistance has emerged as a major threat to global public health. Thus, the surveillance of changes in antimicrobial resistance in local and global settings is a paramount necessity. While many s...

    Marko Oydanich, Tanis C. Dingle, Camille L. Hamula, Claudia Ghisa and Penny Asbell

    Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2017 6:29

    Published on: 20 March 2017

  18. Short report

    Screening for fecal carriage of MCR-producing Enterobacteriaceae in healthy humans and primary care patients

    The extent of the occurrence of the plasmid-encoded colistin resistance genes mcr-1 and mcr-2 among humans is currently sparsely studied in Western Europe.

    Katrin Zurfluh, Roger Stephan, Andreas Widmer, Laurent Poirel, Patrice Nordmann, Hans-Jakob Nüesch, Herbert Hächler and Magdalena Nüesch-Inderbinen

    Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2017 6:28

    Published on: 14 March 2017

  19. Research

    Candidemia in a major regional tertiary referral hospital – epidemiology, practice patterns and outcomes

    Candidemia is a common cause of nosocomial bloodstream infections, resulting in high morbidity and mortality. This study was conducted to describe the epidemiology, species distribution, antifungal susceptibil...

    Jocelyn Qi-Min Teo, Samuel Rocky Candra, Shannon Jing-Yi Lee, Shannon Yu-Hng Chia, Hui Leck, Ai-Ling Tan, Hui-Peng Neo, Kenneth Wei-Liang Leow, Yiying Cai, Rachel Pui-Lai Ee, Tze-Peng Lim, Winnie Lee and Andrea Lay-Hoon Kwa

    Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2017 6:27

    Published on: 11 March 2017

  20. Meeting abstracts

    Abstracts from the 8th International Congress of the Asia Pacific Society of Infection Control (APSIC)

    Nantanit Sutthiruk, Mari Botti, Julie Considine, Andrea Driscoll, Ana Hutchinson, Kumthorn Malathum, Cucunawangsih Cucunawangsih, Veronica Wiwing, Vivien Puspitasari, Rathina Kumar Shanmugakani, Yukihiro Akeda, Takuya Kodera, Pitak Santanirand, Kazunori Tomono, Takayuki Yamanaka, Hiroyuki Moriuchi…

    Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2017 6(Suppl 2):25

    Published on: 22 February 2017

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 6 Supplement 2

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2017 6:51

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