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  1. Content type: Research

    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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  2. Content type: Research

    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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  3. Content type: Research

    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

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  4. Content type: Research

    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

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  5. Content type: Research

    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

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  6. Content type: Research

    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

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  7. Content type: Guidelines article

    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

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  8. Content type: Research

    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

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  9. Content type: Research

    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

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  10. Content type: Research

    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

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  11. Content type: Research

    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

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  12. 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

  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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

  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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

  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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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  45. 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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  46. 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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  47. 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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