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  1. Residential care facilities (RCFs) act as reservoirs for multidrug-resistant organisms (MDRO). There are scarce data on colonisation with MDROs in Africa. We aimed to determine the prevalence of MDROs and C. diff...

    Authors: Jason September, Leon Geffen, Kathryn Manning, Preneshni Naicker, Cheryl Faro, Marc Mendelson and Sean Wasserman

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:180

    Content type: Research

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  2. Isolation precautions are intended to prevent transmission of infectious agents, yet healthcare provider (HCP) adherence remains suboptimal. This may be due to ambiguity regarding the required precautions or t...

    Authors: Lauren Clack, Manuel Stühlinger, Marie-Theres Meier, Aline Wolfensberger and Hugo Sax

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:179

    Content type: Research

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  3. Many members of Streptococcus and Enterococcus genera are clinically relevant opportunistic pathogens warranting accurate and rapid identification for targeted therapy. Currently, the developed method based on ne...

    Authors: Maja Kosecka-Strojek, Artur J. Sabat, Viktoria Akkerboom, Anna M. D. (Mirjam) Kooistra-Smid, Jacek Miedzobrodzki and Alexander W. Friedrich

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:178

    Content type: Research

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  4. Hand hygiene is a simple and effective solution in prevention of Multi Drug Resistant Organisms. Hand Hygiene campaigns have mostly taken the form of a generalised hospital approach with visual reminders and r...

    Authors: Surinder M. S. Kaur Pada, Poh Ling Chee, Sarathemani Rathenam, Kim Sim Ng, Lilibeth Silagan Alenton, Lishi Poh and Paul Anatharajah Tambyah

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:177

    Content type: Research

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  5. In patients with suspected ventilator-associated pneumonia, a rapid etiological diagnosis is crucial as incorrect or delayed treatment in the first few hours leads to a worse prognosis and a higher mortality r...

    Authors: Almudena Burillo, Viviana de Egea, Raffaella Onori, Pablo Martín-Rabadán, Emilia Cercenado, Laura Jiménez-Navarro, Patricia Muñoz and Emilio Bouza

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:176

    Content type: Research

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  6. Current guidelines have unsatisfied performance in predicting severe outcomes after Clostridium difficile infection (CDI). Our objectives were to develop a risk prediction model for 30-day mortality and to examin...

    Authors: Hsiu-Yin Chiang, Han-Chun Huang, Chih-Wei Chung, Yi-Chun Yeh, Yi-Chin Chen, Ni Tien, Hsiu-Shan Lin, Mao-Wang Ho and Chin-Chi Kuo

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:175

    Content type: Research

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  7. The Asia Pacific Society of Infection Control (APSIC) launched the APSIC Guidelines for the Prevention of Surgical Site Infections in 2018. This document describes the guidelines and recommendations for the se...

    Authors: Moi Lin Ling, Anucha Apisarnthanarak, Azlina Abbas, Keita Morikane, Kil Yeon Lee, Anup Warrier and Koji Yamada

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:174

    Content type: Guidelines article

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  8. Much effort has been made over the last two decades to educate and train healthcare professionals working on antimicrobial resistance in French hospitals. However, little has been done in France to assess perc...

    Authors: L. Vaillant, G. Birgand, M. Esposito-Farese, P. Astagneau, C. Pulcini, J. Robert, J. R. Zahar, E. Sales-Wuillemin, F. Tubach and J. C. Lucet

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:173

    Content type: Research

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  9. Antimicrobial resistance in multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (MDR-AB) isolated from burn wound infections is a major concern in intensive care or burns units worldwide, and molecular studies are consid...

    Authors: Reza Ranjbar and Abbas Farahani

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:172

    Content type: Research

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  10. A number of episodes of nosocomial Agrobacterium spp. bacteremia (two cases per year) were observed at Bern University Hospital, Switzerland, from 2015 to 2017. This triggered an outbreak investigation.

    Authors: Carlo Casanova, Elia Lo Priore, Adrian Egli, Helena M. B. Seth-Smith, Lorenz Räber, Daniel Ott, Valentin Pflüger, Sara Droz, Jonas Marschall and Rami Sommerstein

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:171

    Content type: Research

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  11. Antimicrobial resistance is an increasingly serious threat to public health, and the increased occurrence of multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacteria is a concern in both high-income and low- and middle-income count...

    Authors: Sarah Melissa Nørgaard, Camilla Skaarup Jensen, Josefine Aalestrup, Christina M. J. E. Vandenbroucke-Grauls, Mark G. J. de Boer and Alma Becic Pedersen

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:170

    Content type: Review

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  12. Fecal carriage of extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBL-PE) remains poorly documented in Africa. The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of ESBL-PE fecal carriage in...

    Authors: Oumar Ouchar Mahamat, Abdelsalam Tidjani, Manon Lounnas, Mallorie Hide, Julio Benavides, Calèbe Somasse, Abdoul-Salam Ouedraogo, Soufiane Sanou, Christian Carrière, Anne-Laure Bañuls, Hélène Jean-Pierre, Yann Dumont and Sylvain Godreuil

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:169

    Content type: Research

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  13. Vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) are a serious antimicrobial resistant threat in the healthcare setting. We assessed the cost-effectiveness of VRE screening and isolation for patients at high-risk for co...

    Authors: Stephen Mac, Tiffany Fitzpatrick, Jennie Johnstone and Beate Sander

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:168

    Content type: Research

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  14. The emergence of carbapenemase-producing (CP) Citrobacter freundii poses a significant threat to public health, especially in high-risk populations. In this study, whole genome sequencing was used to characterize...

    Authors: Rym Lalaoui, Ana Djukovic, Sofiane Bakour, Linda Hadjadj, Jaime Sanz, Miguel Salavert, Jose Luis López-Hontangas, Miguel A. Sanz, Carles Ubeda and Jean-Marc Rolain

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:167

    Content type: Research

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  15. Klebsiella pneumoniae-induced pyogenic liver abscess (KP-PLA) has emerged as a life-threatening disease worldwide. However, to date, a limited number of scholars have attempted to systematically elucidate the cha...

    Authors: Siqin Zhang, Xiucai Zhang, Qing Wu, Xiangkuo Zheng, Guofeng Dong, Renchi Fang, Yizhi Zhang, Jianming Cao and Tieli Zhou

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:166

    Content type: Research

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  16. Hand hygiene is a critical component of infection control. Much of the focus on improving hand hygiene in healthcare settings has been directed towards healthcare worker compliance but its importance for patie...

    Authors: Margaret O’Donoghue, Jacqueline M. C. Ho, Didier Pittet and Lorna K. P. Suen

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:165

    Content type: Research

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  17. Annual influenza vaccination is the most effective way to prevent influenza. Influenza vaccines have traditionally included the hemagglutinins (HA) and neuraminidases (NA) from the two A viruses (H1N1 and H3N2...

    Authors: Guozhong He, Pengfei Yang, Qingli Yan and Chenglong Xiong

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:164

    Content type: Short report

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  18. Antibiotics require more prudent prescribing, dispensing and administration than other medicines because these medicines are at a greater risk of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Studying the current medicine u...

    Authors: Nebyu Daniel Amaha, Dawit G. Weldemariam, Nuru Abdu and Eyasu H. Tesfamariam

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:163

    Content type: Research

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  19. Health care services must engage all relevant healthcare workers, including nurses, in optimal antimicrobial use to address the global threat of drug-resistant infections. Reflecting upon the variety of antimi...

    Authors: Enrique Castro-Sánchez, Mark Gilchrist, Raheelah Ahmad, Molly Courtenay, Jo Bosanquet and Alison H. Holmes

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:162

    Content type: Research

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  20. Mozambique classifies but does not yet enforce antibiotics as prescription-only-medicine (POM) allowing the public access to a variety of antibiotics that otherwise are provided on prescription. This contribut...

    Authors: Neusa F. Torres, Vernon P. Solomon and Lyn E. Middleton

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:161

    Content type: Research

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  21. Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is a curative treatment option for selected diseases of the hematopoietic system. In the context of HSCT, bloodstream infections caused by Gram-negative bacteria ...

    Authors: Claas Baier, Maleen Beck, Viktoria Panagiota, Catherina Lueck, Daniel Kharazipour, Sophie Charlotte Hintze, Robin Bollin, Ella Ebadi, Stefan Ziesing, Matthias Eder, Franz-Christoph Bange and Gernot Beutel

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:160

    Content type: Short report

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  22. Linezolid belongs to a reserve group of antibiotics. In recent years, reports on linezolid resistance in gram-positive cocci have become more frequent. Overuse of linezolid is a relevant factor for resistance ...

    Authors: Tobias Siegfried Kramer, Frank Schwab, Michael Behnke, Sonja Hansen, Petra Gastmeier and Seven Johannes Sam Aghdassi

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:159

    Content type: Research

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  23. Public unrest about the use of antimicrobial agents in farming practice is the leading cause of increasing and the emergences of Multi-drug Resistant Bacteria that have placed pressure on the agri-food industr...

    Authors: Guyue Cheng, Jianan Ning, Saeed Ahmed, Junhong Huang, Rizwan Ullah, Boyu An, Haihong Hao, Menghong Dai, Lingli Huang, Xu Wang and Zonghui Yuan

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:158

    Content type: Review

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  24. The methicillin-resistant clone Staphylococcus capitis NRCS-A, involved in sepsis in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) worldwide, is able to persist and spread in NICUs, suggesting the presence of reservoirs ...

    Authors: Marine Butin, Yann Dumont, Alice Monteix, Aurane Raphard, Christine Roques, Patricia Martins Simoes, Jean-Charles Picaud and Frédéric Laurent

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:157

    Content type: Research

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  25. Carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae are becoming increasingly common in hospital settings worldwide and are a source of increased morbidity, mortality and health care costs. The global epidemiology of carb...

    Authors: Björn Berglund, Ngoc Thi Bich Hoang, Maria Tärnberg, Ngai Kien Le, Maud Nilsson, Dung Thi Khanh Khu, Olov Svartström, Jenny Welander, Lennart E. Nilsson, Linus Olson, Tran Minh Dien, Hai Thanh Le, Mattias Larsson and Håkan Hanberger

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:156

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  26. Resistance to antimicrobial agents of pathogenic bacteria has become a major problem in routine medical practices. Carbapenem resistance has long been increasing. The production of carbapenem- hydrolysing β-la...

    Authors: Ranjit Sah, Shusila Khadka, Gentle Sunder Shrestha, Subhash Acharya, Diptesh Aryal, Pramesh Shrestha, Hari Prasad Kattel, Niranjan Prasad Shah, Bharat Mani Pokhrel, Yogendra Prasad Singh, Basista Rijal and Hakan Erdem

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:155

    Content type: Case report

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  27. Brucellosis is one of the most severe widespread zoonoses caused by the Gram-negative bacterium Brucella species. The diagnosis and clinical assessment of human brucellosis are very important for the management o...

    Authors: Heng Yang, Guoxia Zhang, Peifang Luo, Zuoping He, Feihuan Hu, Linhai Li, Jean-Pierre Allain, Chengyao Li and Wenjing Wang

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:154

    Content type: Research

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  28. Recognition of nosocomial outbreaks with antimicrobial resistant (AMR) pathogens and appropriate infection prevention measures are essential to limit the consequences of AMR pathogens to patients in hospitals....

    Authors: Victoria A. Janes, Daan W. Notermans, Ingrid J.B. Spijkerman, Caroline E. Visser, Marja E. Jakobs, Robin van Houdt, Rob J.L. Willems, Menno D. de Jong, Constance Schultsz and Sébastien Matamoros

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:153

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  29. We report a recurrent outbreak of postoperative infections with extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)–producing E. cloacae complex in cardiac surgery patients, describe the outbreak investigation and highlight the...

    Authors: Tom Van Maerken, Els De Brabandere, Audrey Noël, Liselotte Coorevits, Pascal De Waegemaeker, Raina Ablorh, Stefaan Bouchez, Ingrid Herck, Harlinde Peperstraete, Pierre Bogaerts, Bruno Verhasselt, Youri Glupczynski, Jerina Boelens and Isabel Leroux-Roels

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:152

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  30. Qualitative work has described the differences in prescribing practice across medical and surgical specialties. This study aimed to understand if specialty impacts quantitative measures of prescribing practice.

    Authors: E. Charani, E. de Barra, T. M. Rawson, D. Gill, M. Gilchrist, N. R. Naylor and A. H. Holmes

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:151

    Content type: Research

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  31. Enterococcus faecium is part of the human gastrointestinal flora but may act as opportunistic pathogen. Environmental persistence, high colonization capability and diverse intrinsic and acquired resistance mechan...

    Authors: Heidrun Kerschner, Adriana Cabal, Rainer Hartl, Sigrid Machherndl-Spandl, Franz Allerberger, Werner Ruppitsch and Petra Apfalter

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:150

    Content type: Research

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  32. Sickness presenteeism among healthcare professionals can compromise patient safety. To better understand what motivates this phenomenon, especially among trainees, the authors investigated attitudes of medical...

    Authors: Lauris C. Kaldjian, Laura A. Shinkunas, Heather Schacht Reisinger, Marc A. Polacco and Eli N. Perencevich

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:149

    Content type: Research

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  33. Due to limited therapeutic options, vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium (VREF) is of great clinical significance. Recently, rising proportions of vancomycin resistance in enterococcal infections have been r...

    Authors: Robby Markwart, Niklas Willrich, Sebastian Haller, Ines Noll, Uwe Koppe, Guido Werner, Tim Eckmanns and Annicka Reuss

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:147

    Content type: Research

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  34. In 2012, the Dutch Working Party for Infection Control (WIP) issued the first Guideline for prevention of transmission of highly-resistant micro-organisms (HRMO) in Hospitals. The next step was to focus on lon...

    Authors: Andrea Eikelenboom-Boskamp, Jobje Haaijman, Maria Bos, Katja Saris, Else Poot and Andreas Voss

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:146

    Content type: Guidelines article

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  35. To quantify the five year incidence trend of all healthcare-associated infections (HAI) using a real-time HAI electronic surveillance system in a tertiary hospital in Beijing, China.

    Authors: Yuzheng Zhang, Mingmei Du, Janice Mary Johnston, Ellie Bostwick Andres, Jijiang Suo, Hongwu Yao, Rui Huo, Yunxi Liu and Qiang Fu

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:145

    Content type: Research

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  36. Escherichia coli is one of the most common strains of extended-spectrum β-lactam (ESBL)-producing bacteria, and the prevention and treatment of ESBL-producing E. coli infections is an ongoing challenge. The clini...

    Authors: Tingting Xiao, Kai Yang, Yanzi Zhou, Shuntian Zhang, Jinru Ji, Chaoqun Ying, Ping Shen and Yonghong Xiao

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:144

    Content type: Research

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  37. In China mainland, most Mycoplasma pneumoniae related studies are carried out in Beijing and Shanghai, while rare studies are performed in the other regions. In this study, we analyzed the molecular biology chara...

    Authors: Fei Zhao, Jing Li, Jinrong Liu, Xuemei Guan, Jie Gong, Liyong Liu, Lihua He, Fanliang Meng and Jianzhong Zhang

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:143

    Content type: Research

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  38. To promote effective education on challenges of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and antimicrobial overuse, it is necessary to understand the current perception, attitude, knowledge and learning style preference...

    Authors: Pinyo Rattanaumpawan, Nuttagarn Chuenchom and Visanu Thamlikitkul

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:142

    Content type: Research

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  39. The original article [1] contains several mentions of a potentially misleading assertion which the authors would like to clarify; each mention relating to LCMV needlestick injury and its potential capacity for...

    Authors: Sarah Dräger, Anna-Friederike Marx, Fiona Pigny, Pascal Cherpillod, Philip Eisermann, Parham Sendi and Andreas F. Widmer

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:141

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:77

  40. “Ready-to-use” disinfecting wipes (also known as pre-impregnated disinfecting wipe) are broadly used in food industry and domestic situations. Their application in hospitals and healthcare centres for decontam...

    Authors: Xinyu Song, Lutz Vossebein and Andrea Zille

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:139

    Content type: Review

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  41. Pathogen transmission plays a major role in the development of healthcare-associated infections. The “patient zone” concept developed as part of the World Health Organization’s “Five moments of hand hygiene” a...

    Authors: Jasmina Bogdanovic, Serge Petralito, Simone Passerini, Hugo Sax, Tanja Manser and Lauren Clack

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:138

    Content type: Research

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  42. Antibiotic-resistant (AR) bacteria are a global threat. AR bacteria can be acquired in early life and have long-term sequelae. Limiting the spread of antibiotic resistance without triggering the development of...

    Authors: Giorgio Casaburi, Rebbeca M. Duar, Daniel P. Vance, Ryan Mitchell, Lindsey Contreras, Steven A. Frese, Jennifer T. Smilowitz and Mark A. Underwood

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:131

    Content type: Research

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  43. Antibiotic resistance (ABR) is one of the biggest threats to global health. Infections by ESKAPE (Enterococcus, S. aureus, K. pneumoniae, A. baumannii, P. aeruginosa, and E. coli) organisms are the leading cause ...

    Authors: Xuemei Zhen, Cecilia Stålsby Lundborg, Xueshan Sun, Xiaoqian Hu and Hengjin Dong

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:137

    Content type: Review

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  44. A variety of national and international guidelines exist around the management of carbapenem resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CREs), but some of these are several years old and do not reflect current epidemiology...

    Authors: Simone Ambretti, Matteo Bassetti, Pierangelo Clerici, Nicola Petrosillo, Fabio Tumietto, Pierluigi Viale and Gian Maria Rossolini

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:136

    Content type: Review

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  45. Nosocomial sepsis is the main problem that preterms have to face during their stay at neonatal intensive care units (NICU). Serratia marcescens is an emerging cause of preterm sepsis but its epidemiology is still...

    Authors: Laura Moles, Marta Gómez, Elena Moroder, Esther Jiménez, Diana Escuder, Gerardo Bustos, Ana Melgar, Jeniffer Villa, Rosa del Campo, Fernando Chaves and Juan M. Rodríguez

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:135

    Content type: Research

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  46. Evaluation of antimicrobial susceptibility profile of various bacterial pathogens in the health facilities, abattoirs and related environment is important to assess potential risk of dissemination of resistant...

    Authors: Hemen Tesfaye, Haile Alemayehu, Adey F. Desta and Tadesse Eguale

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:134

    Content type: Research

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  47. The original article [1] contained a minor editorial typo in the following sentence which has now been corrected:

    Authors: J. Keizer, L. M. A. Braakman-Jansen, S. Kampmeier, R. Köck, N. Al Naiemi, R. Te Riet-Warning, N. Beerlage-De Jong, K. Becker and J. E. W. C. Van Gemert-Pijnen

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:133

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:123

  48. Irrational use of antibiotics is a major driver of development of antibiotic resistance, which heavily threatens population health worldwide. Understanding the mechanism of physician’s antibiotic prescribing d...

    Authors: Chenxi Liu, Chaojie Liu, Dan Wang and Xinping Zhang

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:132

    Content type: Research

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