Skip to content

Advertisement

Articles

Page 1 of 27

  1. Content type: Short report

    In France, Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) and Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci (VRE) are considered as Extensively Drug-Resistant (XDR) bacteria. Their management requires reinforcement of hospi...

    Authors: Benjamin Davido, Aurore Moussiegt, Aurélien Dinh, Frédérique Bouchand, Morgan Matt, Olivia Senard, Laurene Deconinck, Florence Espinasse, Christine Lawrence, Nicolas Fortineau, Azzam Saleh-Mghir, Silvia Caballero, Lelia Escaut and Jérome Salomon

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:100

    Published on:

  2. Content type: Research

    Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) poses a colossal threat to global health and incurs high economic costs to society. Economic evaluations of antimicrobials and interventions such as diagnostics and vaccines that...

    Authors: Poojan Shrestha, Ben S. Cooper, Joanna Coast, Raymond Oppong, Nga Do Thi Thuy, Tuangrat Phodha, Olivier Celhay, Philippe J. Guerin, Heiman Wertheim and Yoel Lubell

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:98

    Published on:

  3. Content type: Research

    In 2018, the Chinese government demanded nationwide implementation of medical insurance payment methods based on Single-Disease Payment (SDP), but during the operation process the medical insurance system did ...

    Authors: Yu Lü, Min Hong Cai, Jian Cheng, Kun Zou, Qian Xiang, Jia Yu Wu, Dao Qiong Wei, Zhong Hua Zhou, Hui Wang, Chen Wang and Jing Chen

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:99

    Published on:

  4. Content type: Research

    Objects frequently touched by patients and healthcare workers in hospitals harbor potential pathogens and may act as source of infectious agents. This study aimed to determine the bacterial contamination of co...

    Authors: Dharm Raj Bhatta, Deependra Hamal, Rajani Shrestha, Supram Hosuru Subramanya, Nisha Baral, Rajesh Kumar Singh, Niranjan Nayak and Shishir Gokhale

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:97

    Published on:

  5. Content type: Case report

    Myroides spp. are common environmental organisms and they can be isolated predominantly in water, soil, food and in sewage treatment plants. In the last two decades, an increasing number of infections such as uri...

    Authors: Giovanni Lorenzin, Giorgio Piccinelli, Lucrezia Carlassara, Francesco Scolari, Francesca Caccuri, Arnaldo Caruso and Maria Antonia De Francesco

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:96

    Published on:

  6. Content type: Research

    Aerobactin is a critical factor for the hypervirulent Klebsiella pneumoniae (hvKp), but data for the aerobactin-positive genotype of hvKp in elderly persons with ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is limited. ...

    Authors: Chao Liu and Jun Guo

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:95

    Published on:

  7. Content type: Research

    Risks for subsequent multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria (MDRGNB) infection and long-term outcome after hospitalization among patients with MDRGNB colonization remain unknown.

    Authors: Wen-Pin Tseng, Yee-Chun Chen, Shang-Yu Chen, Shey-Ying Chen and Shan-Chwen Chang

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:93

    Published on:

  8. Content type: Research

    The impact of infection prevention and control (IPC) programs in limited resource countries such as Russia are largely unknown due to a lack of reliable data. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of...

    Authors: Ksenia Ershova, Ivan Savin, Nataliya Kurdyumova, Darren Wong, Gleb Danilov, Michael Shifrin, Irina Alexandrova, Ekaterina Sokolova, Nadezhda Fursova, Vladimir Zelman and Olga Ershova

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:94

    Published on:

  9. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    The systematic review published by Naylor et al. in April 2018 highlights methodological assumptions and biases that occur in studies investigating the burden of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). They note that,...

    Authors: Teresa M. Wozniak

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:91

    Published on:

  10. Content type: Research

    Although prohibited by law and legal regulatory frameworks, non-prescribed sale of antibiotics in community medicine retail outlets (CMROs) remains a serious problem in Ethiopia. The aim of this study was to d...

    Authors: Daniel Asfaw Erku and Sisay Yifru Aberra

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:92

    Published on:

  11. Content type: Research

    Monitoring antimicrobial use and resistance in hospitals are important tools of antimicrobial stewardship programs. We aimed to determine the association between the use of frequently prescribed antibiotics an...

    Authors: Alexia Cusini, David Herren, Lukas Bütikofer, Catherine Plüss-Suard, Andreas Kronenberg and Jonas Marschall

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:89

    Published on:

  12. Content type: Research

    The β-lactam antibiotics have traditionally been the main treatment of Enterobacteriaceae infections, nonetheless, the emergence of species producing β- Lactamases has rendered this class of antibiotics largel...

    Authors: Nahla O. Eltai, Asmaa A. Al Thani, Khalid Al-Ansari, Anand S. Deshmukh, Eman Wehedy, Sara H. Al-Hadidi and Hadi M. Yassine

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:90

    Published on:

  13. Content type: Research

    We evaluated data from isolates of nursing home (NH) patients sent to the Swiss centre for antibiotic resistance (ANRESIS). We focussed on carbapenem-resistance (CR) among Gram-negative pathogens, extended-spe...

    Authors: Philipp Kohler, Rosamaria Fulchini, Werner C. Albrich, Adrian Egli, Carlo Balmelli, Stephan Harbarth, Delphine Héquet, Christian R. Kahlert, Stefan P. Kuster, Christiane Petignat, Matthias Schlegel and Andreas Kronenberg

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:88

    Published on:

  14. Content type: Research

    Multidrug-resistant (MDR) Gram-negative bacterial species are an increasingly dangerous public health threat, and are now endemic in many areas of South Asia. However, there are a lack of comprehensive data fr...

    Authors: Katie R. Margulieux, Apichai Srijan, Sirigade Ruekit, Panida Nobthai, Kamonporn Poramathikul, Prativa Pandey, Oralak Serichantalergs, Sanjaya K. Shrestha, Ladaporn Bodhidatta and Brett E. Swierczewski

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:87

    Published on:

  15. Content type: Research

    Vancomycin resistant enterococci (VRE) are an emerging problem in health care settings. The purpose of the investigation was to assess the extent of the outbreak including environmental contamination and to limit...

    Authors: Peter Kreidl, Astrid Mayr, Guido Hinterberger, Michael Berktold, Ludwig Knabl, Stefan Fuchs, Wilfried Posch, Stephan Eschertzhuber, Alois Obwegeser, Cornelia Lass-Flörl and Dorothea Orth-Höller

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:86

    Published on:

  16. Content type: Research

    Colistin has been used for therapy of carbapenem-resistant Gram-negative infections in Thailand, especially carbapenem-resistant A. baumannii and P. aeruginosa, for more than 10 years. However, the prevalence of ...

    Authors: W. Wangchinda, N. Pati, N. Maknakhon, C. Seenama, S. Tiengrim and V. Thamlikitkul

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:84

    Published on:

  17. Content type: Research

    Neisseria gonorrhoeae, the causative agent of gonorrhoea, is a Gram negative, coffee-bean shaped facultative intracellular diplococcus bacterium, the classical sexually transmitted bacteria. Nowadays, N. gonorrho...

    Authors: Addisu Gize Yeshanew and Rozina Ambachew Geremew

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:85

    Published on:

  18. Content type: Research

    Antibiotics are useful but increasing resistance is a major problem. Our objectives were to assess antibiotic use and microbiology testing in hospitalized children in the Gambia.

    Authors: Pa Saidou Chaw, Kristin Maria Schlinkmann, Heike Raupach-Rosin, André Karch, Mathias W. Pletz, Johannes Huebner, Ousman Nyan and Rafael Mikolajczyk

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:82

    Published on:

  19. Content type: Research

    β-Lactam/β-lactamase inhibitors (BLBLIs) were introduced into clinical practice as an alternative to carbapenems for treating multi-drug–resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae infections. However, little is known about ...

    Authors: Sukhyun Ryu, Eili Y. Klein and Byung Chul Chun

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:83

    Published on:

  20. Content type: Research

    Definitions and practices regarding use of contact precautions and isolation to prevent the spread of gram-positive and gram-negative multidrug-resistant organisms (MDRO) are not uniform.

    Authors: Danielle Vuichard Gysin, Barry Cookson, Henri Saenz, Markus Dettenkofer and Andreas F. Widmer

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:81

    Published on:

  21. Content type: Research

    Although alcohol-based surgical hand preparation offers potential advantages over the traditional surgical scrubbing technique, implementing it may be challenging due to resistance of surgeons in changing thei...

    Authors: Gilberto G. Gaspar, Mayra G. Menegueti, Ana Elisa R. Lopes, Roberto O. C. Santos, Thamiris R. de Araújo, Aline Nassiff, Lécio R. Ferreira, Maria Eulalia L. V. Dallora, Silvia R. M. S. Canini and Fernando Bellissimo-Rodrigues

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:80

    Published on:

  22. Content type: Research

    Identifying risk factors predicting acquisition of resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa will aid surveillance and diagnostic initiatives and can be crucial in early and appropriate antibiotic therapy. We conducted a ...

    Authors: Gowri Raman, Esther E. Avendano, Jeffrey Chan, Sanjay Merchant and Laura Puzniak

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:79

    Published on:

  23. Content type: Research

    It is well documented that food handlers harbor and shed enteric foodborne pathogens causing foodborne disease outbreaks. However, little known on enteric antibiotic resistant (AR) bacteria carriage in food ha...

    Authors: Nahla O. Eltai, Hadi M. Yassine, Asmaa A. Al Thani, Marwan A. Abu Madi, Ahmed Ismail, Emad Ibrahim and Walid Q. Alali

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:78

    Published on:

  24. Content type: Correction

    The original article [1] contains a major error whereby the present title does not display the correct wording as intended by the authors.

    Authors: Alison Nicholson, Ingrid Tennant, Livingston White, Camille-Ann Thoms-Rodriguez, Loraine Cook, Stephen Johnson, Tamara Thompson, Jasper Barnett and Lundie Richards

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:77

    Published on:

    The original article was published in Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:23

  25. Content type: Research

    Treatment duration, treatment interval, formulation and type of antimicrobial (antibiotic) are modifiable factors that will influence antimicrobial selection pressure. Currently, the impact of the route of adm...

    Authors: Boudewijn Catry, Katrien Latour, Robin Bruyndonckx, Camellia Diba, Candida Geerdens and Samuel Coenen

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:76

    Published on:

  26. Content type: Short report

    A substantial portion of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) cases occur in communities, and community-onset CDI (CO-CDI) can lead to serious complications including mortality. This study aimed to identify the ...

    Authors: Eunyoung Lee, Kyoung-Ho Song, Ji Yun Bae, Doran Yoon, Joo-Hee Hwang, Pyoeng Gyun Choe, Wan Beom Park, Ji Hwan Bang, Eu Suk Kim, Sang Won Park, Nam Joong Kim, Myoung-don Oh and Hong Bin Kim

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:75

    Published on:

  27. Content type: Research

    The pervasive, often inappropriate, use of antibiotics in healthcare settings has been identified as a major public health threat due to the resultant widespread emergence of antibiotic resistant bacteria. In ...

    Authors: Michael Pulia, Michael Kern, Rebecca J. Schwei, Manish N. Shah, Emmanuel Sampene and Christopher J. Crnich

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:74

    Published on:

  28. Content type: Research

    Coagulase negative staphylococci (CoNS) are important reservoirs of antibiotic resistance genes and associated mobile genetic elements and are believed to contribute to the emergence of successful methicillin ...

    Authors: Zhen Xu, Haroun N. Shah, Raju Misra, Jiazhen Chen, Wenhong Zhang, Yuting Liu, Ronald R. Cutler and Hermine V. Mkrtchyan

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:73

    Published on:

  29. Content type: Research

    Limited information regarding the clonality of circulating E. coli strains in tertiary care hospitals in low and middle-income countries is available. The purpose of this study was to determine the serotypes, ant...

    Authors: Tolbert Sonda, Happiness Kumburu, Marco van Zwetselaar, Michael Alifrangis, Blandina T. Mmbaga, Frank M. Aarestrup, Gibson Kibiki and Ole Lund

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:72

    Published on:

  30. Content type: Research

    Carbapenem resistance in Klebsiella pneumoniae is of significant public health concern and recently spread across several countries. We investigated the extent of carbapenem non-susceptibility in K. pneumoniae is...

    Authors: Uwe Koppe, Anja von Laer, Lars E. Kroll, Ines Noll, Marcel Feig, Marc Schneider, Hermann Claus, Tim Eckmanns and Muna Abu Sin

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:71

    Published on:

  31. Content type: Research

    Carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (CRKP) is a major cause of nosocomial infections worldwide. The transmission route of CRKP isolates within an outbreak is rarely described. This study aimed to reveal th...

    Authors: Wenjun Sui, Haijian Zhou, Pengcheng Du, Lijun Wang, Tian Qin, Mei Wang, Hongyu Ren, Yanfei Huang, Jing Hou, Chen Chen and Xinxin Lu

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:70

    Published on:

  32. Content type: Research

    A high level of antibiotic consumption in France means antimicrobial resistance requires rigorous monitoring. The Tigecycline Evaluation and Surveillance Trial (T.E.S.T.) is a global surveillance study that mo...

    Authors: Jean-Winoc Decousser, Paul-Louis Woerther, Claude-James Soussy, Marguerite Fines-Guyon and Michael J. Dowzicky

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:68

    Published on:

  33. Content type: Research

    Despite many preventive measures, outbreaks with multi-drug resistant micro-organisms (MDROs) still occur. Moreover, current alert systems from healthcare organizations have shortcomings due to delayed or inco...

    Authors: Tom H. van de Belt, Pieter T. van Stockum, Lucien J. L. P. G. Engelen, Jules Lancee, Remco Schrijver, Jesús Rodríguez-Baño, Evelina Tacconelli, Katja Saris, Marleen M. H. J. van Gelder and Andreas Voss

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:69

    Published on:

  34. Content type: Research

    A high prevalence of colistin resistance among E. cloacae isolates in two intensive care units (ICU) (of 16 and 6 beds) using selective digestive decontamination (SDD) since 1990 instigated a retrospective and pr...

    Authors: M. J. D. Dautzenberg, J. R. Bayjanov, M. A. Leverstein-van Hall, A. E. Muller, L. B. S. Gelinck, C. L. Jansen, E. M. S. Leyten, T. Ruys, J. Scharringa, R. E. van der Starre, A. C. Fluit and M. J. M. Bonten

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:67

    Published on:

  35. Content type: Research

    Although the high mortality rates have been extensively reported worldwide, few studies have investigated the epidemiology of CRKP-BSIs in the early stage after kidney transplantation (KTx) from donation after...

    Authors: Yuxi Wang, Hong Lei, Yuxiang Zhang, Qiwen Yang, Yu Wang, Jiaxing Wang, Cheng Xu, Jinggang Yu, Lili Zhou, Xiaoni Kang and Lei Cui

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:66

    Published on:

  36. Content type: Research

    The World Health Organization has called for the development of improved methodologies to evaluate alcohol-based handrub (ABHR) efficacy, including evaluation at “short application times and volumes that refle...

    Authors: Miranda Suchomel, Rachel A. Leslie, Albert E. Parker and David R. Macinga

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:65

    Published on:

  37. Content type: Review

    Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a global health challenge and developing countries are more vulnerable to the adverse health impacts of AMR. Health care workers including pharmacists can play a key role to s...

    Authors: M. H. F. Sakeena, Alexandra A. Bennett and Andrew J. McLachlan

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:63

    Published on:

  38. Content type: Research

    Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has been identified as one of the major threats to global health, food security and development today. While there has been considerable attention about the use and misuse of ant...

    Authors: Abhimanyu Singh Chauhan, Mathew Sunil George, Pranab Chatterjee, Johanna Lindahl, Delia Grace and Manish Kakkar

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:60

    Published on:

  39. Content type: Research

    By using whole genome sequence data we aimed at describing a population snapshot of carbapenemase-producing K. pneumoniae isolated from hospitalized patients in Germany between 2008 and 2014.

    Authors: Laura Becker, Martin Kaase, Yvonne Pfeifer, Stephan Fuchs, Annicka Reuss, Anja von Laer, Muna Abu Sin, Miriam Korte-Berwanger, Sören Gatermann and Guido Werner

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:62

    Published on:

  40. Content type: Research

    The emergence and spread of New Delhi metallo-β-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae has been a serious challenge to manage in the clinic due to its rapid dissemination of multi-drug resistance worldwide. As on...

    Authors: Xi Li, Ying Fu, Mengyuan Shen, Danyan Huang, Xiaoxing Du, Qingfeng Hu, Yonglie Zhou, Dairong Wang and Yunsong Yu

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:59

    Published on:

  41. Content type: Research

    Accurate estimates of the burden of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) are needed to establish the magnitude of this global threat in terms of both health and cost, and to paramaterise cost-effectiveness evaluatio...

    Authors: Nichola R. Naylor, Rifat Atun, Nina Zhu, Kavian Kulasabanathan, Sachin Silva, Anuja Chatterjee, Gwenan M. Knight and Julie V. Robotham

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:58

    Published on:

  42. Content type: Research

    Hospital Associated infections (HAI) are very common in Intensive Care Units (ICU) and are usually associated with use of invasive devices in the patients. This study was conducted to determine the prevalence ...

    Authors: Dmitriy Viderman, Yekaterina Khamzina, Zhannur Kaligozhin, Makhira Khudaibergenova, Agzam Zhumadilov, Byron Crape and Azliyati Azizan

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:57

    Published on:

  43. Content type: Research

    Inappropriate use of antibiotics increases resistance and reduces their effectiveness. Despite evidence-based guidelines, antibiotics are still commonly used to treat infections likely caused by respiratory vi...

    Authors: Sukhyun Ryu, Sojung Kim, Bryan I. Kim, Eili Y. Klein, Young Kyung Yoon and Byung Chul Chun

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:56

    Published on:

  44. Content type: Research

    Enterococci are frequent pathogens causing nosocomial infections in Germany. Infections due to strains with vancomycin resistance are high when compared with other European states. Therefore, the study aimed t...

    Authors: Cornelius Remschmidt, Christin Schröder, Michael Behnke, Petra Gastmeier, Christine Geffers and Tobias Siegfried Kramer

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:54

    Published on:

  45. Content type: Research

    Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) pose an urgent public health threat in the United States. An important step in planning and monitoring a national response to CRE is understanding its epidemiology...

    Authors: Daniel J. Livorsi, Margaret L. Chorazy, Marin L. Schweizer, Erin C. Balkenende, Amy E. Blevins, Rajeshwari Nair, Matthew H. Samore, Richard E. Nelson, Karim Khader and Eli N. Perencevich

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:55

    Published on:

  46. Content type: Research

    Shiga-toxigenic Escherichia coli strains are one of the most important foodborne bacteria with an emergence of antibiotic resistance. Foodborne STEC strains are mainly associated with presence of certain virulenc...

    Authors: Reza Ranjbar, Farhad Safarpoor Dehkordi, Mohammad Hossein Sakhaei Shahreza and Ebrahim Rahimi

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:53

    Published on:

  47. Content type: Short report

    The distribution of Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamase-producing Gram-negative bacteria (ESBL-GNB) colonization sites is relevant for infection control guidelines on detection and follow-up of colonization. We q...

    Authors: Joffrey van Prehn, Anna M. Kaiser, Suzanne D. van der Werff, Rosa van Mansfeld and Christina M. J. E. Vandenbroucke-Grauls

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:52

    Published on:

  48. Content type: Research

    In May 2015, we noticed an increase in carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (CRAB) infections in the Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU). To investigate this, we studied the extent of environmental contami...

    Authors: Deborah H. L. Ng, Kalisvar Marimuthu, Jia Jun Lee, Wei Xin Khong, Oon Tek Ng, Wei Zhang, Bee Fong Poh, Pooja Rao, Maya Devi Rajinder Raj, Brenda Ang and Partha Pratim De

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:51

    Published on: