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  1. Content type: Research

    Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) pose a considerable threat to modern medicine. New treatment options and methods to limit spread need to be investigated. Blue light (BL) is intrinsically antimicr...

    Authors: Fenella D. Halstead, Zahra Ahmed, Jonathan R. B. Bishop and Beryl A. Oppenheim

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:14

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  2. Content type: Research

    This study aims to determine the effectiveness of an Antimicrobial Stewardship Program based on a Clinical Pathway (CP) to improve appropriateness in perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis (PAP).

    Authors: Daniele Donà, Dora Luise, Enrico La Pergola, Genni Montemezzo, Annachiara Frigo, Rebecca Lundin, Theoklis Zaoutis, Piergiorgio Gamba and Carlo Giaquinto

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:13

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  3. Content type: Research

    Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is known as one of the most important causes of nosocomial infections. The main objective of this study was to evaluate the presence of Clostridium difficile in the stool of ...

    Authors: Parisa Shoaei, Hasan Shojaei, Farzin Khorvash, Sayed Mohsen Hosseini, Behrooz Ataei, Hossein Tavakoli, Mohammad Jalali and J. Scott Weese

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:12

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  4. Content type: Research

    In China, although tremendous efforts has been made, the HIV/AIDS is still not controlled.

    Authors: Linchuan Wang, Yao Xiao, Xu-Dong Tian, Jin-xiong Ruan, Wei Chen and Yan Yu

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:9

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  5. Content type: Correction

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:10

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    The original article was published in Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:92

  6. Content type: Correction

    The original article [1] contains an error in the Safety analysis sub-section of the results regarding the reported mean creatinine level.

    Authors: Sijun Pan, Xiaofang Huang, Yesong Wang, Li Li, Changyun Zhao, Zhongxiang Yao, Wei Cui and Gensheng Zhang

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:11

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    The original article was published in Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:8

  7. Content type: Research

    To determine whether infection-prevention and control (IPC) interventions can reduce the colonisation and infection of intensive care unit (ICU)-acquired carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (CRKP) in a gen...

    Authors: Meiling Li, Xiaoli Wang, Jiahui Wang, Ruoming Tan, Jingyong Sun, Lei Li, Jie Huang, Jun Wu, Qiuying Gu, Yujin Zhao, Jialin Liu and Hongping Qu

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:8

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  8. Content type: Research

    Prophylactic antibiotics are commonly prescribed intra-operatively after caesarean section birth, often at high doses. Even so, wound infections are not uncommon and obesity increases the risk. Currently, no i...

    Authors: Charmaine Childs, Nicola Wright, Jon Willmott, Matthew Davies, Karen Kilner, Karen Ousey, Hora Soltani, Priya Madhuvrata and John Stephenson

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:7

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  9. Content type: Research

    China launched a 3-year rectification scheme for the clinical use of antibiotics in 2011, and a specific scheme for carbapenem use in 2017. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of government po...

    Authors: Di Zhang, Kai Cui, Wei Lu, Hehe Bai, Yuyao Zhai, Sasa Hu, Hao Li, Haiyan Dong, Weiyi Feng and Yalin Dong

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:5

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  10. Content type: Research

    Several studies have shown a high prevalence of multi-drug resistant organisms (MDRO) amongst asylum seekers when compared to the general population. The aim of this study is to assess the duration of MDRO car...

    Authors: Sofanne J. Ravensbergen, Christina Louka, Alewijn Ott, John W. Rossen, Darren Cornish, Spyros Pournaras, Erik Bathoorn and Ymkje Stienstra

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:6

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  11. Content type: Research

    Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) have a major impact on public health worldwide. Particularly, hospital surfaces contaminated with bacterial pathogens are often the origin of both sporadic cases and out...

    Authors: David A. Montero, Carolina Arellano, Mirka Pardo, Rosa Vera, Ricardo Gálvez, Marcela Cifuentes, María A. Berasain, Marisol Gómez, Claudio Ramírez and Roberto M. Vidal

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:3

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  12. Content type: Research

    Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) is a common cause of ventilator-associated pneumonia. Rapid and accurate detection of lower respiratory tract colonization and/or infection with S. aureus may inform targeted pre...

    Authors: Jasmine Coppens, Liesbet Van Heirstraeten, Alexey Ruzin, Li Yu, Leen Timbermont, Christine Lammens, Veerle Matheeussen, Michael McCarthy, Philippe Jorens, Margareta Ieven, Samir Kumar-Singh, Herman Goossens and Surbhi Malhotra-Kumar

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:4

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  13. Content type: Research

    Klebsiella pneumoniae bacteremia is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. We aimed to compare the clinical characteristics, distribution of capsular types, and antimicrobial resistance of K. pneumon...

    Authors: Chih-Han Juan, Chien Chuang, Chi-Han Chen, Lo Li and Yi-Tsung Lin

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:1

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  14. Content type: Short report

    Although critical to prevent healthcare-associated infections, hand hygiene (HH) compliance is poor in resource-limited settings. In 2012, three Kenyan hospitals began onsite production of alcohol-based handru...

    Authors: Linus Ndegwa, Kelly M. Hatfield, Ronda Sinkowitz-Cochran, Emily D’Iorio, Neil Gupta, James Kimotho, Tiffanee Woodard, Sandra S. Chaves and Katherine Ellingson

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:2

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  15. Content type: Research

    Infections caused by third generation cephalosporin-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (3GCREB) are an increasing healthcare problem. We aim to describe the 3GCREB infection incidence and compare it to prevalence upon ...

    Authors: Anna M. Rohde, Janine Zweigner, Miriam Wiese-Posselt, Frank Schwab, Michael Behnke, Axel Kola, Birgit Obermann, Johannes K.-M. Knobloch, Susanne Feihl, Christiane Querbach, Friedemann Gebhardt, Alexander Mischnik, Vera Ihle, Wiebke Schröder, Sabina Armean, Silke Peter…

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:159

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  16. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    We report nosocomial transmission of multi-resistant serotype 15A Streptococcus pneumoniae (MRSP) that resulted in two lower respiratory tract infections in a centre for chronic pulmonary diseases. This outbreak ...

    Authors: Guido J. H. Bastiaens, Amelieke J. H. Cremers, Jordy P. M. Coolen, Mayke T. Nillesen, Martin J. Boeree, Joost Hopman and Heiman F. L. Wertheim

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:158

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  17. Content type: Research

    Healthcare workers (HCWs) use personal protective equipment (PPE) in Ebola virus disease (EVD) situations. However, preventing the contamination of HCWs and the environment during PPE removal crucially require...

    Authors: Lorna K. P. Suen, Yue Ping Guo, Danny W. K. Tong, Polly H. M. Leung, David Lung, Mandy S. P. Ng, Timothy K. H. Lai, Kiki Y. K. Lo, Cypher H. Au-Yeung and Winnie Yu

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:157

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  18. Content type: Research

    Estimating the baseline antimicrobial consumption is extremely important to monitor the impact of antimicrobial stewardship activities that aim to reduce the burden and cost of antimicrobial consumption.

    Authors: Hanan H. Balkhy, Aiman El-Saed, Ashraf El-Metwally, Yaseen M. Arabi, Sameera M. Aljohany, Muayed Al Zaibag, Salim Baharoon and Adel F. Alothman

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:156

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  19. Content type: Research

    Contamination of the inanimate environment around patients constitutes an important reservoir of MRSA. Here we describe the effect of introducing a universal disinfection wipe in all wards on the rates of MRSA...

    Authors: Mark I. Garvey, Martyn A. C. Wilkinson, Craig W. Bradley, Kerry L. Holden and Elisabeth Holden

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:155

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  20. Content type: Research

    Endoscopy related infections represent an important threat for healthcare systems worldwide. Recent outbreaks of infections with multidrug resistant micro-organisms have highlighted the problems of contaminate...

    Authors: N. Kenters, E. Tartari, J. Hopman, Rehab H. El-Sokkary, M. Nagao, K. Marimuthu, M. C. Vos, E. G. W. Huijskens and Andreas Voss

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:153

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  21. Content type: Research

    Antimicrobial disinfectants are used as primary treatment options against pathogens on surfaces in healthcare facilities to help prevent healthcare associated infections (HAIs). On many surfaces, pathogenic mi...

    Authors: Caitlinn B. Lineback, Carine A. Nkemngong, Sophie Tongyu Wu, Xiaobao Li, Peter J. Teska and Haley F. Oliver

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:154

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  22. Content type: Research

    Antimicrobial activity of tigecycline and comparator agents was assessedin vitroagainst 27857 isolates source from blood samples collected between 2012 and 2016 as part of the Tigecycline Evaluation and Surveilla...

    Authors: Zhijie Zhang, Meng Chen, Ying Yu, Sisi Pan and Yong Liu

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:152

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  23. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    Treating M. abscessus infection is challenging due to the potent β-lactamase BlaMab (Beta-lactamase of M. abscessus). Avibactam is a non-β-lactam, β-lactamase inhibitor shown to inhibit BlaMab. We tested whether ...

    Authors: Michal Meir, Pablo Bifani and Daniel Barkan

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:151

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  24. Content type: Research

    Hospital acquired infections (HAI) are principal threats to the patients of intensive care units. An increase in the antimicrobial resistance (AMR) observed in gram negative bacteria is a great challenge to de...

    Authors: D. Nagarjuna, Gajanand Mittal, Rakesh Singh Dhanda, Rajni Gaind and Manisha Yadav

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:150

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  25. Content type: Research

    Antibiotic resistance is a global burden and reduction of antimicrobial resistance requires change in antimicrobial prescribing behavior of health workers. The current study aimed to evaluate the attitude and ...

    Authors: Amanual Getnet Mersha

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:149

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  26. Content type: Research

    Surgically-managed fractures, particularly open fractures, are associated with high rates of surgical site infections (SSIs). To reduce the risk of an SSI, orthopaedic surgeons routinely clean open fracture wo...

    Authors: Maria Jurado-Ruiz, Gerard P. Slobogean, Sofia Bzovsky, Alisha Garibaldi, Nathan N. O’Hara, Andrea Howe, Brad Petrisor and Sheila Sprague

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:148

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  27. Content type: Research

    Nosocomial infections are among the most common complications in hospitals. A major part is caused by multidrug-resistant organisms (MDRO). MRSA is still the most prominent and frequent MDRO. The early detecti...

    Authors: Luise Hutzschenreuter, Steffen Flessa, Kathleen Dittmann and Nils-Olaf Hübner

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:147

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  28. Content type: Research

    We aimed to estimate the prevalence of faecal carriage of extended-spectrum cephalosporin (ESC) resistant E. coli and K. pneumoniae (ESCr-EK) and vancomycin resistant enterococci (VRE) in patients upon hospital a...

    Authors: Laura Espenhain, Silje Bakken Jørgensen, Truls Michael Leegaard, Michaela Marie Lelek, Siri Haug Hänsgen, Britt Nakstad, Marianne Sunde and Martin Steinbakk

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:146

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  29. Content type: Research

    A. baumannii is a common nosocomial pathogen known for its high transmission potential. A high rate of carbapenem-susceptible Acinetobacter calcoaceticus-Acinetobacter baumannii (ACB)-complex in clinical specimen...

    Authors: Andreas F. Wendel, Monika Malecki, Robin Otchwemah, Carlos J. Tellez-Castillo, Samir G. Sakka and Frauke Mattner

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:145

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  30. Content type: Research

    Carbapenemase Producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) has spread rapidly and presents a growing challenge in antimicrobial resistance (AMR) management internationally. Screening for CPE may involve a rectal swab, ther...

    Authors: Kay Currie, Caroline King, Kareena McAloney-Kocaman, Nicola J. Roberts, Jennifer MacDonald, Adele Dickson, Shona Cairns, Nitish Khanna, Paul Flowers, Jacqui Reilly and Lesley Price

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:144

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  31. Content type: Research

    Hand Hygiene (HH) compliance was shown to be poor in several studies. Improving the availability of alcohol-based hand rub (ABHR) is a cornerstone for increasing HH compliance.

    Authors: Jonas Keller, Aline Wolfensberger, Lauren Clack, Stefan P. Kuster, Mesida Dunic, Doris Eis, Yvonne Flammer, Dagmar I. Keller and Hugo Sax

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:143

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  32. Content type: Research

    The standard epidemiologic investigation of outbreaks typically relies on spatiotemporal data and pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE), but whole genome sequencing (WGS) is becoming increasingly used. This ...

    Authors: Chloe Bogaty, Laura Mataseje, Andrew Gray, Brigitte Lefebvre, Simon Lévesque, Michael Mulvey and Yves Longtin

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:140

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  33. Content type: Research

    Blood cultures (BCs) are the gold standard for diagnosing sepsis and are prerequisite for a targeted antibiotic treatment and essential for patient outcomes. Aim of the study was to analyze the frequency of BC...

    Authors: Florian Salm, Frank Schwab, Michael Behnke, Frank M. Brunkhorst, André Scherag, Christine Geffers and Petra Gastmeier

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:141

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  34. Content type: Research

    In recent years, the incidence of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) infections has increased rapidly. Since the CRE strain is usually resistant to most of antimicrobial agents, patients with this infe...

    Authors: Wenxia Zhang, Yan Guo, Jiayin Li, Yiyuan Zhang, Yang Yang, Dong Dong, Demei Zhu, Ping He and Fupin Hu

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:142

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  35. Content type: Case report

    Small colony and capnophilic variant cases have been separately reported, but there has been no reports of their simultaneous presence in one isolate. We report a case of Escherichia coli with coexpressed small c...

    Authors: Yu Jin Park, Nguyen Le Phuong, Naina Adren Pinto, Mi Jeong Kwon, Roshan D’Souza, Jung-Hyun Byun, Heungsup Sung and Dongeun Yong

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:139

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  36. Content type: Research

    The rates of resistant microorganisms which complicate the management of healthcare associated infections (HAIs) are increasing worldwide and getting more serious in developing countries. The objective of this...

    Authors: Mulatu Gashaw, Melkamu Berhane, Sisay Bekele, Gebre Kibru, Lule Teshager, Yonas Yilma, Yesuf Ahmed, Netsanet Fentahun, Henok Assefa, Andreas Wieser, Esayas Kebede Gudina and Solomon Ali

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:138

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  37. Content type: Research

    This study aimed to investigate the relationship between the rate of carbapenem-resistant Gram-negative bacteria and antibiotic consumption intensity in 153 tertiary hospitals from China in 2014.

    Authors: Ping Yang, Yunbo Chen, Saiping Jiang, Ping Shen, Xiaoyang Lu and Yonghong Xiao

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:137

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  38. Content type: Research

    The problem of inappropriate use of antibiotics and the resulting growth in antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has implications for Poland and the world. The objective of this paper was to compare and contrast ant...

    Authors: Jadwiga Wojkowska-Mach, Brian Godman, Amanda Glassman, Amanj Kurdi, Andrzej Pilc, Anna Rozanska, Szymon Skoczyński, Marta Wałaszek and Tomasz Bochenek

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:136

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  39. Content type: Research

    Escherichia coli sequence type 131 (ST131) is a successful clonal group that has dramatically spread during the last decades and is considered an important driver for the rapid increase of quinolone resistance in...

    Authors: Isabel Morales Barroso, Lorena López-Cerero, María Dolores Navarro, Belén Gutiérrez-Gutiérrez, Alvaro Pascual and Jesús Rodríguez-Baño

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:135

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  40. Content type: Research

    Gram-negative ESKAPE bacteria are increasingly implicated in several difficult-to-treat infections in developed and developing countries. They are listed by the World Health Organization as resistant bacteria ...

    Authors: Raspail Carrel Founou, Luria Leslie Founou and Sabiha Yusuf Essack

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:134

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  41. Content type: Research

    Infections caused by vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) are on the rise worldwide. Few studies have tried to estimate the mortality burden as well as the financial burden of those infections and found that...

    Authors: Tobias Siegfried Kramer, Cornelius Remschmidt, Sven Werner, Michael Behnke, Frank Schwab, Guido Werner, Petra Gastmeier and Rasmus Leistner

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:133

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  42. Content type: Meeting report

    Keeping hospitals clean is a crucial patient safety issue. The importance of the hospital environment in patient care has only recently been recognized widely in infection prevention and control (IPC). In orde...

    Authors: Alexandra Peters, Jon Otter, Andreea Moldovan, Pierre Parneix, Andreas Voss and Didier Pittet

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:132

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  43. Content type: Research

    Prolonged hospital stay before surgery is a risk for colonization with antibiotic-resistant microorganisms and possible antibiotic-resistant surgical site infections (SSI), which lacks acknowledgement in inter...

    Authors: Marie Davat, Lydia Wuarin, Dimitrios Stafylakis, Mohamed Abbas, Stephan Harbarth, Didier Hannouche and Ilker Uçkay

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:131

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  44. Content type: Research

    Sustainable systematic interventions are important for infection prevention and control (IPC). Data from surveillance of healthcare-associated infections (HAI) provides feedback for implementation of IPC progr...

    Authors: Cho-Han Chiang, Sung-Ching Pan, Tyan-Shin Yang, Keisuke Matsuda, Hong Bin Kim, Young Hwa Choi, Satoshi Hori, Jann-Tay Wang, Wang-Huei Sheng, Yee-Chun Chen, Feng-Yee Chang and Shan-Chwen Chang

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:129

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  45. Content type: Correction

    The original article [1] contains an error whereby the author, Pui Lai Rachel Ee’s name is incorrectly presented.

    Authors: 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, Pui Lai Rachel Ee, Tze-Peng Lim, Winnie Lee and Andrea Lay-Hoon Kwa

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:130

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    The original article was published in Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2017 6:27

  46. Content type: Research

    Metallo-β-lactamase (MBL)-producing isolates have a strong impact on diagnostic and therapeutic decisions. A high frequency of MBL-producing gram-negative bacilli has been reported worldwide. The current study...

    Authors: Noor Ul Ain, Anam Iftikhar, Syeda Sadia Bukhari, Samyyia Abrar, Shahida Hussain, Muhammad Hayat Haider, Farhan Rasheed and Saba Riaz

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:128

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  47. Content type: Research

    Florfenicol is a derivative of chloramphenicol that is used only for the treatment of animal diseases. A key resistance gene for florfenicol, floR, can spread among bacteria of the same and different species or g...

    Authors: Junwan Lu, Jinfang Zhang, Lei Xu, Yabo Liu, Pingping Li, Tingyuan Zhu, Cong Cheng, Shunfei Lu, Teng Xu, Huiguang Yi, Kewei Li, Wu Zhou, Peizhen Li, Liyan Ni and Qiyu Bao

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:127

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  48. Content type: Short report

    The optimal timing of preoperative surgical antimicrobial prophylaxis (SAP) remains uncertain. This study aimed to evaluate the impact of changing the timing of SAP on the incidence of surgical site infection ...

    Authors: Akane Takamatsu, Yasuaki Tagashira, Kaori Ishii, Yasuhiro Morita, Yasuharu Tokuda and Hitoshi Honda

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:126

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  49. Content type: Research

    Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is understudied in limited resource settings. In addition, provider awareness of CDI as a prevalent threat is unknown. An assessment of current facilitators and barriers to C...

    Authors: Laurel Legenza, Susanne Barnett, Warren Rose, Nasia Safdar, Theresa Emmerling, Keng Hee Peh and Renier Coetzee

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:125

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  50. Content type: Research

    The literature is replete with attempts to design and promote customized guidelines to reduce infections during the care continuum. Paradoxically, these efforts sometimes result in gray areas where many staff ...

    Authors: Anat Gesser-Edelsburg, Ricky Cohen, Adva Mir Halavi, Mina Zemach, Peter Vernon van Heerden, Sigal Sviri, Shmuel Benenson, Uriel Trahtemberg, Efrat Orenbuch-Harroch, Lior Lowenstein, Dan Shteinberg, Asher Salmon and Allon Moses

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:124

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