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  1. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, WHO launched a strategic preparedness and response plan, outlining public health measures to support countries worldwide. Healthcare workers have an increased risk of beco...

    Authors: Lena Landsmann, Anna Borodova, Carlos Rocha, Aziz Amadou Diallo, Kamis Mamadou Diallo, Matthias Borchert, Mardjan Arvand, Mamadou Diallo, Rebekah R. Wood and Sophie A. Müller
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:79
  2. Healthcare associated infections (HAI) pose a major threat to healthcare systems resulting in an increased burden of disease. Surveillance plays a key role in rapidly identifying these infections and preventin...

    Authors: Michael Eisenmann, Cord Spreckelsen, Vera Rauschenberger, Manuel Krone and Stefanie Kampmeier
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:78
  3. Effective infection prevention and control programs can positively influence quality of care, increase patient safety, and protect health care providers. Chlorine, a widely used and effective chemical disinfec...

    Authors: Adam Drolet, Thomas Mugumya, Shan Hsu, Jonathan Izudi, Martin Ruhweza, Emmanuel Mugisha, Rony Bahatungire and Patricia S. Coffey
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:77
  4. Inappropriate or overuse of antibiotic prescribing in primary care highlights an opportunity for antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) programs aimed at reducing unnecessary use of antimicrobials through education, ...

    Authors: Rachael Morkem, Glenys Smith, Braden Knight, Sabrina T. Wong and David Barber
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:76
  5. Nasal carriage of Staphylococcus aureus is a risk factor for surgical site infections (SSI) in orthopaedic surgery. The efficacy of decolonisation for S. aureus on reducing the risk of SSI is uncertain in this sp...

    Authors: Antoine Portais, Meghann Gallouche, Patricia Pavese, Yvan Caspar, Jean-Luc Bosson, Pascal Astagneau, Regis Pailhé, Jérôme Tonetti, Brice Rubens Duval and Caroline Landelle
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:75
  6. Multidrug-resistant organisms (MDRO) pose a significant threat to public health. Intensive Care Units (ICU), characterized by the extensive use of antimicrobial agents and a high prevalence of bacterial resist...

    Authors: Yun Li, Yuan Cao, Min Wang, Lu Wang, Yiqi Wu, Yuan Fang, Yan Zhao, Yong Fan, Xiaoli Liu, Hong Liang, Mengmeng Yang, Rui Yuan, Feihu Zhou, Zhengbo Zhang and Hongjun Kang
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:74
  7. The implementation of isolation precautions for patients with suspected Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and pending test results is resource intensive. Due to the limited availability of single-bed rooms a...

    Authors: Silvio Ragozzino, Richard Kuehl, Karoline Leuzinger, Pascal Schläpfer, Pascal Urwyler, Ana Durovic, Sandra Zingg, Matthias von Rotz, Manuel Battegay, Andreas F Widmer, Hans H Hirsch, Stefano Bassetti and Sarah Tschudin-Sutter
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:73
  8. Before the COVID-19 pandemic there has been a constant increase in antimicrobial resistance (AMR) of Escherichia coli, the most common cause of urinary tract infections and bloodstream infections. The aim of this...

    Authors: Heikki Ilmavirta, Jukka Ollgren, Kati Räisänen, Tuure Kinnunen, Antti Juhani Hakanen, Kaisu Rantakokko-Jalava, Jari Jalava and Outi Lyytikäinen
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:72
  9. The use of antimicrobials in Thailand has been reported as one of the highest in the world in human and animal sectors. Our engagement project aimed to improve our understanding of the issue of antimicrobial u...

    Authors: Tassawan Poomchaichote, Niyada Kiatying-Angsulee, Kanpong Boonthaworn, Bhensri Naemiratch, Supanat Ruangkajorn, Ravikanya Prapharsavat, Chaiwat Thirapantu, Karnjariya Sukrung, Direk Limmathurotsakul, Anne Osterrieder and Phaik Yeong Cheah
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:71
  10. Genomic surveillance of Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae (KPC-Kp) is crucial for virulence, drug-resistance monitoring, and outbreak containment.

    Authors: Valeria Fox, Davide Mangioni, Silvia Renica, Agnese Comelli, Antonio Teri, Michela Zatelli, Beatrice Silvia Orena, Cristina Scuderi, Annalisa Cavallero, Marianna Rossi, Maddalena Casana, Ludovica Mela, Alessandra Bielli, Rossana Scutari, Paola Morelli, Lisa Cariani…
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:70
  11. Detection of pathogen-related clusters within a hospital is key to early intervention to prevent onward transmission. Various automated surveillance methods for outbreak detection have been implemented in hosp...

    Authors: Jean Xiang Ying Sim, Susanne Pinto and Maaike S. M. van Mourik
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:69
  12. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is one of the leading causes of mortality due to bacterial antimicrobial resistance. While S. aureus is common in skin and soft tissue infections (SSTI) in Afric...

    Authors: Christiane Sidonie Gouleu, Maradona Agbanrin Daouda, Sam O’neilla Oye Bingono, Matthew Benjamin Bransby McCall, Abraham Sunday Alabi, Ayola Akim Adegnika, Frieder Schaumburg and Tobias Grebe
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:68
  13. The digitalization of information systems allows automatic measurement of antimicrobial consumption (AMC), helping address antibiotic resistance from inappropriate drug use without compromising patient safety.

    Authors: Andreas Winroth, Mattias Andersson, Peter Fjällström, Anders F. Johansson and Alicia Lind
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:67
  14. Carbapenem-resistant E. coli (CREco) pose a significant public health threat due to their multidrug resistance. Colistin is often a last-resort treatment against CREco; however, the emergence of colistin resistan...

    Authors: Lihua Liu, Mingqi Zhao, Yanhua Tang, Aihua Shen, Xiao Yang, Li Yao and Dongxing Tian
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:66
  15. Stenotrophomonas maltophilia, a multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria (GNB), is an emerging nosocomial pathogen. This study assessed the clinical outcomes of GNB infections in surgical intensive care unit (S...

    Authors: Ting-Lung Lin, Po-Hsun Chang, Yueh-Wei Liu, Wei-Hung Lai, Ying-Ju Chen, I-Ling Chen, Wei-Feng Li, Chih-Chi Wang and Ing-Kit Lee
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:65
  16. In the initial phase of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, masking has been widely accepted in healthcare institutions to mitigate the risk of healthcare-associated infection. Evidence, however, is still scant and the r...

    Authors: Tamara Dörr, Sabine Güsewell, Domenica Flury, Maria Süveges, Camille Beatrice Gaza Valera, Sara Botero-Mesa, Marie-Céline Zanella, Anne Iten, Carlo Balmelli, Nicolas Troillet, Sarah Tschudin-Sutter, Peter W Schreiber, Philipp Jent, Lauro Damonti, Rami Sommerstein, Lea Portmann…
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:64
  17. To promote the nation-wide implementation of semi-automated surveillance (AS) of surgical site infection after hip and knee arthroplasty, the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIV...

    Authors: Manon Brekelmans, Titia Hopmans, Maaike van Mourik, Sabine de Greeff, Julie Swillens and Stephanie van Rooden
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:63
  18. This study aimed to develop and apply a nomogram with good accuracy to predict the risk of CRAB infections in neuro-critically ill patients. In addition, the difficulties and expectations of application such a...

    Authors: Yuping Li, Xianru Gao, Haiqing Diao, Tian Shi, Jingyue Zhang, Yuting Liu, Qingping Zeng, JiaLi Ding, Juan Chen, Kai Yang, Qiang Ma, Xiaoguang Liu, Hailong Yu and Guangyu Lu
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:62
  19. Antibiotic self-medication is a global public health concern contributing to antibiotic resistance. This systematic review and meta-analysis aim to assess the prevalence of antibiotic self-medication and its a...

    Authors: Wondim Ayenew, Tewodros Ayalew Tessema, Yeniewa Kerie Anagaw, Ebrahim Abdela Siraj, Segenet Zewdie, Wudneh Simegn, Liknaw Workie Limenh, Chernet Tafere and Ashagrachew Tewabe Yayehrad
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:61
  20. Antibiotic consumption is a driver for the increase of antimicrobial resistance. The objective of this study is to analyze variations in antibiotic consumption and its appropriate use in Brazil from 2014 to 2019.

    Authors: Luciane Cruz Lopes, Fabiane R. Motter and Mônica Da Luz Carvalho-Soares
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:60
  21. A long-term follow-up of close contacts to monitor their infection status is essential to formulate a promising screening strategy. The study aimed to assess the dynamics of tuberculosis (TB) infection using I...

    Authors: Zichun Ma, Shujuan Duan, Wei Wang, Rongmei Liu, Shanshan Li, Yuanyuan Shang, Xuxia Zhang, Jinfeng Yuan, Mengqiu Gao and Yu Pang
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:59
  22. The prevalence of multiple nosocomial infections (MNIs) is on the rise, however, there remains a limited comprehension regarding the associated risk factors, cumulative risk, probability of occurrence, and imp...

    Authors: Xiao Zhong, Dong-Li Wang, Li-Hua Xiao, Yan Liu, Shan-Wen Yang, Lan-Fang Mo, Qin-Fei Wu, Mei Lin, Lan-Fang He and Xiao-Feng Luo
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:58
  23. Although uncommon, infections associated with peripheral intravenous catheters (PIVCs) may be responsible for severe life-threatening complications and increase healthcare costs. Few data are available on the ...

    Authors: Bertrand Drugeon, Nicolas Marjanovic, Matthieu Boisson, Niccolò Buetti, Olivier Mimoz and Jérémy Guenezan
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:57
  24. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has become one of the major public health threats worldwide, emphasizing the necessity of preventing the development and transmission of drug resistant microorganisms. This is pa...

    Authors: S. Hidad, S. C. de Greeff, A. Haenen, F. de Haan, G. L. Leusink and A. Timen
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:56
  25. Personal protective equipment (PPE) protects healthcare workers and patients. Data on guideline compliance on how to dress (donning) or remove (doffing) PPE and the assistance among multiple participants (budd...

    Authors: S. Kraus, R. Macherey, L. Rimkus, S. Tschudin-Sutter, S. Marsch and Timur Sellmann
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:55
  26. Currently, different guidelines recommend using different methods to determine whether deduplication is necessary when determining the detection rates of multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs). However, few studie...

    Authors: Zhanjie Li, Dan Zhu, Xiaoju Ma, Feng Zang, Weihong Zhang, Can Luo, Chuanlong Zhu, Wensen Chen and Ping Zhu
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:54
  27. Stenotrophomonas maltophilia is a gram-negative bacterium that can cause hospital infections and outbreaks within hospitals. This study aimed to evaluate an outbreak of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia, caused by rea...

    Authors: Esra Kazak, Uğur Önal, Nazmiye Ülkü Tüzemen, Funda Aslan, Gül Çalışkan, Hüsniye Şimşek, Zekiye Bakkaloğlu, Yasemin Numanoğlu Çevik, Yasemin Heper, Solmaz Çelebi, Emel Yılmaz, Mustafa Kemal Hacımustafaoğlu, Cüneyt Özakın and Emin Halis Akalın
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:53
  28. Avoiding excessive antibiotic treatment duration is a fundamental goal in antimicrobial stewardship. Manual collection of data is a time-consuming process, but a semi-automated approach for data extraction has...

    Authors: Suzanne M.E. Kuijpers, Koen J. van Haeringen, Thomas Groot, Kim C.E. Sigaloff, Reinier M. van Hest, Jan M. Prins and Rogier P. Schade
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:52
  29. An important component in fostering the responsible use of antibiotics is training of new and future prescribers in this interdisciplinary topic. Because podcasts are playing an increasing role in medical educ...

    Authors: Sandra Schneider, Clara Bergmann, Felicia Becker, Lukas Risse, Caroline Isner, Hartmut Stocker, Markus A. Feufel, Alina Röhrig, Oliver Kurzai, Thiên-Trí Lâm, Stefan Hagel, Mathias W. Pletz, Petra Gastmeier and Miriam Wiese-Posselt
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:50
  30. Following publication of the 2009 World Health Organizations Guidelines for Hand Hygiene in Health Care, a debate has emerged regarding the relative antimicrobial efficacy of the different formats (rinse, gel,...

    Authors: John M. Boyce and Didier Pittet
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:49
  31. In the region of Piedmont, in Northern Italy, formal monitoring of antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) programs has been in place since 2012. The objective of our study was to provide an updated assessment of AMS ...

    Authors: Costanza Vicentini, Silvia Corcione, Giuseppina Lo Moro, Alessandro Mara, Francesco Giuseppe De Rosa and Carla Maria Zotti
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:48
  32. The burden of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in Latin America is high. Little is known about healthcare workers’ (HCWs) knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions of antimicrobial stewardship (AS), AMR, and antibio...

    Authors: Valeria Fabre, Sara E. Cosgrove, Fernanda C. Lessa, Twisha S. Patel, Guadalupe Reyes-Morales, Washington R. Aleman, Andrea Alvarado Alvarez, Bowen Aquiles, Ana B. Arauz, Facundo Arguello, Maria Fernanda Barberis, Laura Barcan, Maria P. Bernachea, Marisa L. Bernan, Carlos Buitrago, Maria Del Carmen Bangher…
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:47
  33. Colonization of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacterale (CRE) is considered as one of vital preconditions for infection, with corresponding high morbidity and mortality. It is important to construct a reliable predi...

    Authors: Guanhao Zheng, Jiaqi Cai, Han Deng, Haoyu Yang, Wenling Xiong, Erzhen Chen, Hao Bai and Juan He
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:46
  34. Hand hygiene is a crucial measure for the prevention of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). The Hand Hygiene Excellence Award (HHEA) is an international programme acknowledging healthcare facilities for t...

    Authors: Ermira Tartari, Jacopo Garlasco, Marcela Hernández-de Mezerville, Moi Lin Ling, Hilda Márquez-Villarreal, Wing-Hong Seto, Anne Simon, Thomas-Jörg Hennig and Didier Pittet
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:45
  35. Antiseptics, disinfectants, and hand hygiene products can be contaminated with bacteria and cause healthcare-associated infections, which are underreported from low- and middle-income countries. To better unde...

    Authors: Palpouguini Lompo, Anne-Sophie Heroes, Kadija Ouédraogo, Patient Okitale, Abel Wakpo, Jocelyne Kalema, Octavie Lunguya, Halidou Tinto, Dissou Affolabi, Lassana Sangaré and Jan Jacobs
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:44
  36. Widespread inappropriate use of antimicrobial substances drives resistance development worldwide. In long-term care facilities (LTCF), antibiotics are among the most frequently prescribed medications. More tha...

    Authors: Elisabeth König, Lisa Kriegl, Christian Pux, Michael Uhlmann, Walter Schippinger, Alexander Avian, Robert Krause and Ines Zollner-Schwetz
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:43
  37. COVID-19 and bacterial/fungal coinfections have posed significant challenges to human health. However, there is a lack of good tools for predicting coinfection risk to aid clinical work.

    Authors: Min Wang, Wenjuan Li, Hui Wang and Peixin Song
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:42
  38. The World Health Organization’s (WHO) World Hand Hygiene Day continues to “bring people together and accelerate hand hygiene action at the point of care in health care to contribute to a reduction in health care-...

    Authors: Claire Kilpatrick, Ermira Tartari, Miranda Deeves, Didier Pittet and Benedetta Allegranzi
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:41
  39. In the healthcare sector, the implementation of standardized procedures, such as those commonly employed in franchises to ensure consistent quality, remains underprioritized. Within this framework, we focus on...

    Authors: Patricia Volkow, Tania Guadalupe Chávez-Chávez, Bertha García-Pineda, Consuelo Velázquez-Acosta, Daniel Carpio-Guadarrama, Diana Vilar-Compte and Cyntia Ibanes-Gutiérrez
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:40
  40. In November 2022, Italy participated in the third edition of the European Centre for disease prevention and control (ECDC) point prevalence survey (PPS) of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in acute-care...

    Authors: Costanza Vicentini, Roberta Bussolino, Claudia Gastaldo, Marta Castagnotto, Fortunato “Paolo” D’Ancona and Carla Maria Zotti
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:39
  41. Most surveillance systems for catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSI) and central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) are based on manual chart review. Our objective was to validate a fully...

    Authors: Gaud Catho, Loïc Fortchantre, Daniel Teixeira, Murielle Galas-Haddad, Filippo Boroli, Marie-Noëlle Chraïti, Mohamed Abbas, Stephan Harbarth and Niccolò Buetti
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:38
  42. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a pressing global health concern, particularly pronounced in low-resource settings. In Ethiopia, the escalating prevalence of carbapenem-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa (P. aeru...

    Authors: Mengistie Yirsaw Gobezie, Minimize Hassen, Nuhamin Alemayehu Tesfaye, Tewodros Solomon, Mulat Belete Demessie, Tesfaye Dessale Kassa, Teklehaimanot Fentie Wendie, Abel Andualem, Ermiyas Alemayehu and Yaschilal Muche Belayneh
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:37
  43. Effective surface cleaning in hospitals is crucial to prevent the transmission of pathogens. However, hospitals in low- and middle-income countries face cleaning challenges due to limited resources and inadequ...

    Authors: Uduak Okomo, Giorgia Gon, Saffiatou Darboe, Isatou C. M. Sey, Oluwatosin Nkereuwem, Lamin Leigh, Nfamara Camara, Lamin Makalo, Abdoulie Keita, Stephanie J. Dancer, Wendy Graham and Alexander M. Aiken
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:36
  44. Antimicrobial stewardship (ASP) is considered a key prevention strategy in addressing the worldwide concern of accelerating antimicrobial resistance. Limited research is available regarding healthcare provider...

    Authors: Anan S. Jarab, Tasneem O. AL-Alawneh, Osama Y. Alshogran, Shrouq Abu Heshmeh, Tareq L. Mukattash, Yara A. Naser and Eman Alefishat
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:35
  45. While the use of cumulative susceptibility reports, antibiograms, is recommended for improved empiric therapy and antibiotic stewardship, the predictive ability of antibiograms has not been well-studied. While...

    Authors: Margaret Carrel, Qianyi Shi, Gosia S. Clore, Shinya Hasegawa, Matthew Smith, Eli N. Perencevich and Michihiko Goto
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:34
  46. Authors: Paul Laffont-Lozes, Romaric Larcher, Florian Salipante, Geraldine Leguelinel-Blache, Catherine Dunyach-Remy, Jean-Philippe Lavigne, Albert Sotto and Paul Loubet
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:33

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  47. Standard Precautions (SPs) are the minimal infection prevention and control (IPC) measures that apply to all patient care activities at all times, regardless of whether the patient has a suspected or proven di...

    Authors: Feyissa Regassa Senbato, Deneke Wolde, Merga Belina, Kehabtimer Shiferaw Kotiso, Girmay Medhin, Wondwossen Amogne and Tadesse Eguale
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:32
  48. Contamination of duodenoscopes is a significant concern due to the transmission of multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) among patients who undergo endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), result...

    Authors: Cansu Cimen, Erik Bathoorn, Arjo J. Loeve, Monika Fliss, Matthijs S. Berends, Wouter B. Nagengast, Axel Hamprecht, Andreas Voss and Mariëtte Lokate
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:31
  49. Hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) and its specific subset, non-ventilator hospital-acquired pneumonia (nvHAP) are significant contributors to patient morbidity and mortality. Automated surveillance systems for...

    Authors: Aline Wolfensberger, Alexandra U. Scherrer and Hugo Sax
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:30