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  1. Content type: Correction

    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

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

  2. Content type: Review

    “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

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  3. Content type: Research

    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

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  4. Content type: Research

    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

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  5. Content type: Review

    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

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  6. Content type: Review

    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

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  7. Content type: Research

    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

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  8. Content type: Research

    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

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  9. Content type: Correction

    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

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

  10. Content type: Research

    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

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  11. Content type: Research

    Studies have reported large scale overprescribing of antibiotics for urinary tract infection (UTI) in hospitalised older adults. Older adults often have asymptomatic bacteriuria, and clinicians have been found...

    Authors: Paula M. Saukko, Beryl A. Oppenheim, Mike Cooper and Emily K. Rousham

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:130

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  12. Content type: Research

    The emergence of vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (VRSA) represents a challenge for the treatment of staphylococcal infections in both human and animals worldwide. Although VRSA has been detected in sev...

    Authors: Khaled Al-Amery, Mahmoud Elhariri, Alaa Elsayed, Gihan El-Moghazy, Rehab Elhelw, Heba El-Mahallawy, Mohamed El Hariri and Dalia Hamza

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:129

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  13. Content type: Short report

    Whole-genome sequencing analysis of Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium isolates from the Frankfurt metropolitan region revealed that 78/94 isolates were MLST type ST117, cgMLST complex type CT71 with a com...

    Authors: Linda Falgenhauer, Moritz Fritzenwanker, Can Imirzalioglu, Katrin Steul, Marlene Scherer, Ursel Heudorf and Trinad Chakraborty

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:128

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  14. Content type: Research

    There are growing concerns regarding the spread of carbapenemase-producing organisms (CPOs) among patients in long-term care facilities (LTCFs) and hospitals in South Korea. We have established a screening pro...

    Authors: Young Jin Ko, Jeeyong Kim, Ha-Nui Kim, Soo-Young Yoon, Chae Seung Lim and Chang Kyu Lee

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:127

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  15. Content type: Research

    To clarify the molecular epidemiology of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacter cloacae complex (CREC) and the risk factors for acquisition of carbapenemase-producing E. cloacae complex (CPEC).

    Authors: Nobuyuki Tetsuka, Aki Hirabayashi, Akane Matsumoto, Keisuke Oka, Yuki Hara, Hiroshi Morioka, Mitsutaka Iguchi, Yuka Tomita, Masato Suzuki, Keigo Shibayama and Tetsuya Yagi

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:126

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  16. Content type: Research

    Seasonal variation has been observed for various bacterial and viral infections. We aimed to further study seasonality of respiratory viruses and bacterial pathogens in relation to antibiotic use, as well as m...

    Authors: Young June Choe, Michael A. Smit and Leonard A. Mermel

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:125

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  17. Content type: Research

    Peripheral intravenous catheters (PIVCs) are the most widely used invasive devices among inpatients. Catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSI) are serious yet preventable events for patients. Although th...

    Authors: Ian Blanco-Mavillard, Miguel Ángel Rodríguez-Calero, Joan de Pedro-Gómez, Gaizka Parra-García, Ismael Fernández-Fernández and Enrique Castro-Sánchez

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:124

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  18. Content type: Research

    Cross-border healthcare may promote the spread of multidrug-resistant microorganisms (MDRO) and is challenging due to heterogeneous antimicrobial resistance (AMR) prevention measures (APM). The aim of this art...

    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 8:123

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:133

  19. Content type: Research

    Recent publications have raised concerns of reduced susceptibilities of clinical bacterial isolates towards biocides. This study presents a comparative investigation of the susceptibility of livestock-associat...

    Authors: Kathleen Dittmann, Thomas Schmidt, Gerald Müller, Christiane Cuny, Silva Holtfreter, Daniel Troitzsch, Peter Pfaff and Nils-Olaf Hübner

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:122

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  20. Content type: Research

    The use of disinfectant wipes in hospitals is increasing over the last years. These wipes should be able to inactivate microorganisms including viruses on environmental surfaces and to prevent their transfer t...

    Authors: Britta Becker, Lars Henningsen, Dajana Paulmann, Birte Bischoff, Daniel Todt, Eike Steinmann, Joerg Steinmann, Florian H. H. Brill and Jochen Steinmann

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:121

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  21. Content type: Research

    Influenza viruses is a leading cause of acute respiratory infection, placing a significant burden on healthcare. To reduce hospital transmission, patients clinically suspected of having influenza are isolated ...

    Authors: Mark I. Garvey, Martyn A. C. Wilkinson, Craig W. Bradley, Martin Biggs, Vinay Reddy-Kolanu, Husam Osman, Sarah Carmalt and Elisabeth Holden

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:120

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  22. Content type: Research

    Dispensary and use of antibiotics without prescriptions from qualified providers is a common practice in countries with poor pharmaceutical regulations and where due focus is not given to rational use. This pr...

    Authors: Eyosait Mekonnen Koji, Gebremedhin Beedemariam Gebretekle and Tinsae Alemayehu Tekle

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:119

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  23. Content type: Review

    Microbial resistance to classical antibiotics and its rapid progression have raised serious concern in the treatment of infectious diseases. Recently, many studies have been directed towards finding promising ...

    Authors: Bahman Khameneh, Milad Iranshahy, Vahid Soheili and Bibi Sedigheh Fazly Bazzaz

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:118

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  24. Content type: Research

    Clindamycin is a lincosamide antibiotic used to treat staphylococcal and streptococcal infections. Reports of clinical Streptococcus agalactiae isolates with the rare lincosamide resistance/macrolide susceptibili...

    Authors: Kaixin Zhou, Dongan Zhu, Ying Tao, Lianyan Xie, Lizhong Han, Yibo Zhang and Jingyong Sun

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:117

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  25. Content type: Research

    Despite a large literature on surgical site infection (SSI), the determinants of prevention behaviours in surgery remain poorly studied. Understanding key social and contextual components of surgical staff beh...

    Authors: Rachael Troughton, Victor Mariano, Anne Campbell, Shehan Hettiaratchy, Alison Holmes and Gabriel Birgand

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:116

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  26. Content type: Research

    Australia does not have a national healthcare associated infection (HAI) surveillance program. Only one HAI point prevalence study has been undertaken in 1984. The objective of this study was to estimate the b...

    Authors: Philip L. Russo, Andrew J. Stewardson, Allen C. Cheng, Tracey Bucknall and Brett G. Mitchell

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:114

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  27. Content type: Research

    Since in low incidence TB countries population migration and complex treatment of drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) patients are major issues, we aimed to analyse patient risk factors associated with the inc...

    Authors: Ivan S. Pradipta, Natasha van’t Boveneind-Vrubleuskaya, Onno W. Akkerman, Jan-Willem C. Alffenaar and Eelko Hak

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:115

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  28. Content type: Research

    While decolonization of Staphylococcus aureus reduces surgical site infection (SSI) rates following hip and knee arthroplasty, its cost-effectiveness is uncertain. We sought to examine the cost-effectiveness of a...

    Authors: Elissa Rennert-May, John Conly, Stephanie Smith, Shannon Puloski, Elizabeth Henderson, Flora Au and Braden Manns

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:113

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  29. Content type: Research

    Extended-spectrum beta-lactamases-producing Enterobacterales (ESBL-E) are disseminating worldwide especially in Intensive Care Units (ICUs) and are responsible for increased health costs and mortality. The aims o...

    Authors: Renaud Prevel, Alexandre Boyer, Fatima M’Zali, Thibaut Cockenpot, Agnes Lasheras, Véronique Dubois and Didier Gruson

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:112

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  30. Content type: Research

    Enteric bacterial pathogens are the major causes of food-borne gastroenteritis in humans and remain important public health problems worldwide. The emergence of antimicrobial resistance is a global concern, pa...

    Authors: Michael Getie, Wondwossen Abebe and Belay Tessema

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:111

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  31. Content type: Research

    Active surveillance has the potential to prevent nosocomial transmission of carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (CRAB). We assessed whether rapid diagnosis using clinical specimen-direct loop-mediated is...

    Authors: Norihisa Yamamoto, Shigeto Hamaguchi, Yukihiro Akeda, Pitak Santanirand, Narong Chaihongsa, Suntariya Sirichot, Suwichak Chiaranaicharoen, Hideharu Hagiya, Kouji Yamamoto, Anusak Kerdsin, Kazuhisa Okada, Hisao Yoshida, Shigeyuki Hamada, Kazunori Oishi, Kumthorn Malathum and Kazunori Tomono

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:110

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  32. Content type: Research

    The World Health Organization (WHO) ethanol-based handrub (EBHR) formulation contains 1.45% glycerol as an emollient to protect healthcare workers’ (HCWs) skin against dryness and dermatitis. However, glycerol...

    Authors: Mayra Gonçalves Menegueti, Ana Maria Laus, Márcia Aparecida Ciol, Maria Auxiliadora-Martins, Anibal Basile-Filho, Elucir Gir, Daniela Pires, Didier Pittet and Fernando Bellissimo-Rodrigues

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:109

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  33. Content type: Case report

    Tuberculous abdominal cocoon is an uncommon manifestation of abdominal tuberculosis. As a rare clinical entity, it is often encountered unexpectedly in patients with small intestinal obstruction. Here we prese...

    Authors: Zhi-Xin Meng, Yan Liu, Rui Wu, Kai Shi and Tao Li

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:108

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  34. Content type: Research

    Verona Integron-encoded Metallo-β-lactamase-positive Pseudomonas aeruginosa (VIM-PA) can cause nosocomial infections and may be responsible for increased mortality. Multidrug resistance in VIM-PA complicates trea...

    Authors: Marjolein C. Persoon, Anne F. Voor in ‘t holt, Maurits P. A. van Meer, Karen C. Bokhoven, Diederik Gommers, Margreet C. Vos and Juliëtte A. Severin

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:107

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  35. Content type: Research

    The role of environmental contamination in the transmission of Enterobacteriaceae is increasingly recognized. However, factors influencing the duration of survival in the environment have not yet been extensiv...

    Authors: Veronica Weterings, Jacobien Veenemans, Amanda Kleefman, Marjolein Kluytmans-van den Bergh, Paul Mulder, Carlo Verhulst, Ina Willemsen and Jan Kluytmans

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:106

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  36. Content type: Research

    Access-related infections are a major cause of morbidity and mortality in haemodialysis patients. Our goal was to decrease the rate of these infections by implementing an intervention and surveillance program.

    Authors: Ittamar Gork, Ilana Gross, Matan J. Cohen, Carmela Schwartz, Allon E. Moses, Michal Dranitzki Elhalel and Shmuel Benenson

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:105

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  37. Content type: Research

    Qnr genes are known to confer a low-level resistance to fluoroquinolone in Enterobacteriaceae. They are often found on the same resistance plasmids as extended spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL) and constitute the most ...

    Authors: Fortune Djimabi Salah, Serge Théophile Soubeiga, Abdoul Karim Ouattara, Adodo Yao Sadji, Amana Metuor-Dabire, Dorcas Obiri-Yeboah, Abiba Banla-Kere, Simplice Karou and Jacques Simpore

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:104

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  38. Content type: Research

    Colonization with Staphylococcus aureus has been identified as a risk for subsequent occurrence of infection. This study investigated the relationship between S. aureus colonization of patients and healthcare wor...

    Authors: Nyambura Moremi, Heike Claus, Ulrich Vogel and Stephen E. Mshana

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:102

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  39. Content type: Research

    Community acquired pneumonia (CAP) is reported as a common cause of lower respiratory tract infection worldwide. Bacterial pathogens and antimicrobial resistance (AMR) associated with this infection varied bet...

    Authors: Dinbere Temesgen, Fetlewok Bereded, Awoke Derbie and Fantahun Biadglegne

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:101

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  40. Content type: Research

    Assessment of the current situation is crucial before introducing innovative infection prevention measures. According to the literature, hospital managers should take on the role of “power promoters” in adopti...

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

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:100

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  41. Content type: Research

    Globally metronidazole and carbapenem resistance in anaerobic organisms is increasing necessitating continuous surveillance to guide selection of empirical treatment. In this study we have determined metronida...

    Authors: Yusra Shafquat, Kauser Jabeen, Joveria Farooqi, Kiran Mehmood, Seema Irfan, Rumina Hasan and Afia Zafar

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:99

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  42. Content type: Research

    Antibiotic-resistant Enterobacteriaceae in the gastrointestinal flora can lead to infections with limited therapeutic options. Also, the resistant bacteria can be transferred from colonized persons to others. The...

    Authors: Emrah Ruh, Jonathan Zakka, Kujtesa Hoti, Arezou Fekrat, Emrah Guler, Umut Gazi, Zafer Erdogmus and Kaya Suer

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:98

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  43. Content type: Research

    Tablet computers are increasingly being used in hospital patient care and are often colonized with important human pathogens, while the impact of disinfection interventions remains controversial.

    Authors: Pascal M. Frey, Grischa R. Marti, Sara Droz, Mirjam de Roche von Arx, Franziska Suter-Riniker, Drahomir Aujesky and Silvio D. Brugger

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:97

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  44. Content type: Short report

    We analyzed Israeli national data on antimicrobial susceptibility from bloodstream isolates collected between 2014 and 2017 and compared resistance proportions with those of Europe. The incidence of bloodstrea...

    Authors: Yaakov Dickstein, Elizabeth Temkin, Michal Ish Shalom, David Schwartz, Yehuda Carmeli and Mitchell J. Schwaber

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:96

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  45. Content type: Research

    Surgical site infections (SSI) are among the most frequently occurring healthcare-associated infections worldwide. Various analyses to determine risk factors have been conducted in the past, generally attribut...

    Authors: Seven Johannes Sam Aghdassi, Christin Schröder and Petra Gastmeier

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:95

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  46. Content type: Short report

    Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strains were once confined to hospitals however, in the last 20 years MRSA infections have emerged in the community in people with no prior exposure to hospitals...

    Authors: David Patrick Kateete, Freddie Bwanga, Jeremiah Seni, Raymond Mayanja, Edgar Kigozi, Brian Mujuni, Fred K. Ashaba, Hannington Baluku, Christine F. Najjuka, Karin Källander, Elizeus Rutebemberwa, Benon B. Asiimwe and Moses L. Joloba

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:94

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  47. Content type: Research

    Hand hygiene (HH) is considered to be the single most effective measure in preventing healthcare-associated infections. However, HH compliance rates among nurses and doctors in hospitals are often very low. Fe...

    Authors: Yulia Rosa Saharman, Damiat Aoulad Fares, Souhaib El-Atmani, Rudyanto Sedono, Dita Aditianingsih, Anis Karuniawati, Joost van Rosmalen, Henri A. Verbrugh and Juliëtte A. Severin

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:93

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  48. Content type: Research

    Standard hygiene precautions are an effective way of controlling healthcare-associated infections. Nevertheless, compliance with hand hygiene (HH) guidelines among healthcare workers (HCWs) is often poor, and ...

    Authors: Valentina Baccolini, Valeria D’Egidio, Pasquale de Soccio, Giuseppe Migliara, Azzurra Massimi, Francesco Alessandri, Guglielmo Tellan, Carolina Marzuillo, Corrado De Vito, Marco Vito Ranieri and Paolo Villari

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:92

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