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  1. After the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus outbreak in Korea in 2015, the Government established a strategy for infection prevention to encourage infection control activities in hospitals. The new ...

    Authors: Pyoeng Gyun Choe, Jihee Lim, Eun Jin Kim, Jeong Hee Kim, Myoung Jin Shin, Sung Ran Kim, Jun Yong Choi, Young Hwa Choi, Kyung Won Lee, Hyunsook Koo, Hyungmin Lee, Kyoung-Ho Song, Eu Suk Kim, Nam Joong Kim, Myoung-don Oh and Hong Bin Kim

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:157

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  2. Linezolid has been increasingly used in tertiary NICUs. The objectives of this study were to explore the indications of these linezolid prescriptions, to analyze a possible misuse and to provide solutions to a...

    Authors: Lucie Matrat, Frank Plaisant, Christine Barreto, Olivier Claris and Marine Butin

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:156

    Content type: Research

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  3. Nosocomial carbapenemase-producing Enterobacterieceae (CPE) infections constitute a major global health concern and are associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Rectal colonization with CPE is a risk fa...

    Authors: Li Yan, Jide Sun, Xiuyu Xu and Shifeng Huang

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:155

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  4. Currently, hospitals have been forced to divert substantial resources to cope with the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. It is unclear if this situation will affect long-standing infection ...

    Authors: Stefanie Kampmeier, Hauke Tönnies, Carlos L. Correa-Martinez, Alexander Mellmann and Vera Schwierzeck

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:154

    Content type: Research

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  5. A considerable proportion of patients hospitalized with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) acquired secondary bacterial infections (SBIs). The etiology and antimicrobial resistance of bacteria were reported a...

    Authors: Jie Li, Junwei Wang, Yi Yang, Peishan Cai, Jingchao Cao, Xuefeng Cai and Yu Zhang

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:153

    Content type: Research

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  6. The increase in antimicrobial resistance is of worldwide concern. Surrogate tracers attempt to simulate microbial transmission by avoiding the infectious risks associated with live organisms. We evaluated sili...

    Authors: Manuela Scotoni, Julian Koch, Timothy R. Julian, Lauren Clack, Ana K. Pitol, Aline Wolfensberger, Robert N. Grass and Hugo Sax

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:152

    Content type: Research

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  7. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: John Conly, W. H. Seto, Didier Pittet, Alison Holmes, May Chu and Paul R. Hunter

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:151

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:126

  8. Self-medication with antibiotics (SMA) is one of the most dangerous inappropriate antibiotic use behaviors. This study aims to investigate the impact of parental SMA for children before a consultation on their...

    Authors: Jiayao Xu, Xiaomin Wang, Kai Sing Sun, Leesa Lin and Xudong Zhou

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:150

    Content type: Research

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  9. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one of the most urgent global health threats with low-resource countries being disproportionately affected. Targeted interventions require insight in antibiotic prescription p...

    Authors: Pius G. Horumpende, Stephen E. Mshana, Elise F. Mouw, Blandina T. Mmbaga, Jaffu O. Chilongola and Quirijn de Mast

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:149

    Content type: Research

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  10. Healthcare workers (HCWs) are on the front line of the COVID-19 outbreak, and their constant exposure to infected patients and contaminated surfaces puts them at risk of acquiring and transmitting the infectio...

    Authors: Anat Gesser-Edelsburg, Ricky Cohen, Nour Abed Elhadi Shahbari and Rana Hijazi

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:148

    Content type: Research

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  11. Appropriate hand hygiene (HH) is key to reducing healthcare-acquired infections. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends education and training to improve HH knowledge and compliance. Physicians are ran...

    Authors: Sandrine Dray, Samuel Lehingue, Sabine Valera, Philippe Nouguier, Michel Salah Boussen, Florence Daviet, Delphine Bastian, Estelle Pilarczik, Isabelle Jousset, Sébastien Le Floch, Georgette Grech, Georges Leonetti, Laurent Papazian, Nadim Cassir and Jean-Marie Forel

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:147

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  12. Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and antimicrobial use (AMU) are important drivers of antimicrobial resistance, yet there is minimal data from the Pacific region. We sought to determine the point preval...

    Authors: M. J. Loftus, S. J. Curtis, R. Naidu, A. C. Cheng, A. W. J. Jenney, B. G. Mitchell, P. L. Russo, E. Rafai, A. Y. Peleg and A. J. Stewardson

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:146

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  13. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is of growing concern globally and AMR status in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is undefined due to a lack of real-time data recording, surveillance and regulation. World Health Organi...

    Authors: Linzy Elton, Margaret J. Thomason, John Tembo, Thirumalaisamy P. Velavan, Srinivas Reddy Pallerla, Liã Bárbara Arruda, Francesco Vairo, Chiara Montaldo, Francine Ntoumi, Muzamil M. Abdel Hamid, Najmul Haider, Richard Kock, Giuseppe Ippolito, Alimuddin Zumla and Timothy D. McHugh

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:145

    Content type: Research

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  14. In 2013 German infection surveillance guidelines recommended weekly colonization screening for multidrug-resistant (MDRO) or highly epidemic organisms for neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) and extended hyg...

    Authors: Christoph Härtel, Kirstin Faust, Ingmar Fortmann, Alexander Humberg, Julia Pagel, Clara Haug, Reinhard Kühl, Bettina Bohnhorst, Sabine Pirr, Dorothee Viemann, Arne Simon, Michael Zemlin, Silvia Poralla, Andreas Müller, Natascha Köstlin-Gille, Christian Gille…

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:144

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  15. Sub-Saharan African countries are transitioning to dolutegravir-based regimens, even for patients with extensive previous drug exposure, including first-generation integrase strand-transfer inhibitors (INSTI) ...

    Authors: Joseph Fokam, Desire Takou, Ezechiel Ngoufack Jagni Semengue, Georges Teto, Grace Beloumou, Beatrice Dambaya, Maria-Mercedes Santoro, Leonella Mossiang, Serge Clotaire Billong, Fatim Cham, Samuel Martin Sosso, Edith Saounde Temgoua, Aubin Joseph Nanfack, Sylvie Moudourou, Nelly Kamgaing, Rachel Kamgaing…

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:143

    Content type: Case report

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  16. Infection prevention and control (IPC) is one of the most cost-effective interventions against antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Yet, IPC knowledge gaps often receive little prominence in AMR research agendas. I...

    Authors: Yohann Lacotte, Christine Årdal and Marie-Cécile Ploy

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:142

    Content type: Research

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  17. Disinfectant products are used frequently on environmental surfaces (e.g. medical equipment, countertops, patient beds) and patient care equipment within healthcare facilities. The purpose of this study was to...

    Authors: Maxwell G. Voorn, Summer E. Goss, Carine A. Nkemngong, Xiaobao Li, Peter J. Teska and Haley F. Oliver

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:141

    Content type: Research

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  18. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Tafese B. Tufa, Andre Fuchs, Takele B. Tufa, Loraine Stötter, Achim J. Kaasch, Torsten Feldt, Dieter Häussinger and Colin R. Mackenzie

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:140

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:128

  19. The best strategy to control ESBL-producing Escherichia coli (ESBL-EC) spread in the community is lacking.

    Authors: Lidia Kardaś-Słoma, Yazdan Yazdanpanah, Anne Perozziello, Jean-Ralph Zahar, François-Xavier Lescure, Anthony Cousien and Jean-Christophe Lucet

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:139

    Content type: Research

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  20. Gonorrhea is the second most common sexually transmitted bacterial infection (STI) next to Chlamydia. Untreated cases could results in major complications like pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), ectopic pregna...

    Authors: Awoke Derbie, Daniel Mekonnen, Yimtubezinash Woldeamanuel and Tamrat Abebe

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:138

    Content type: Review

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  21. Hospital-acquired bloodstream infection (BSI) is associated with high morbidity and mortality and increases patients’ length of stay (LOS) and hospital charges. Our goals were to calculate LOS and charges attr...

    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 2020 9:137

    Content type: Research

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  22. Adequate knowledge and safe practice of infection prevention among healthcare providers are vital to prevent nosocomial infections. Thus, this study aimed to assess the level of knowledge and practices of heal...

    Authors: Jemal Assefa, Gedefaw Diress and Seteamlak Adane

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:136

    Content type: Research

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  23. Fosfomycin exhibits excellent in vitro activity against multidrug-resistant pathogens, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Increasing fosfomycin resistance among clinical MRSA isolates w...

    Authors: Yi-Chien Lee, Pao-Yu Chen, Jann-Tay Wang and Shan-Chwen Chang

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:135

    Content type: Research

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  24. Bacterial biofilms persistent on dry environmental surfaces in healthcare facilities play an important role in the occurrence of healthcare associated infections (HAI). Compared to wet surface biofilms and pla...

    Authors: Carine A. Nkemngong, Maxwell G. Voorn, Xiaobao Li, Peter J. Teska and Haley F. Oliver

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:134

    Content type: Research

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  25. Regular and well-organized inspection of infection control is an essential element of an infection control program. The aim of this study was to identify the functional scope of weekly infection control team r...

    Authors: Yeon Su Jeong, Jin Hwa Kim, Seungju Lee, So Young Lee, Sun Mi Oh, Eunjung Lee, Tae Hyong Kim and Se Yoon Park

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:123

    Content type: Short report

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  26. There are no current national estimates of the candidaemia burden in China, and epidemiological candidaemia data from the underdeveloped region of China are lacking.

    Authors: Zhangrui Zeng, Yinhuan Ding, Gang Tian, Kui Yang, Jian Deng, Guangrong Li and Jinbo Liu

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:133

    Content type: Research

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  27. Studies have investigated risk factors for infections by specific species of carbapenem-resistant Gram-negative bacilli (CR-GNB), but few considered the group of GNB species and most of them were performed in ...

    Authors: Elisangela M. Lima, Patrícia A. Cid, Debora S. Beck, Luiz Henrique Z. Pinheiro, João Pedro S. Tonhá, Marcio Z. O. Alves, Newton D. Lourenço, Roberto Q. Santos, Marise D. Asensi, José Aurélio Marques, Carolina S. Bandeira, Caio Augusto S. Rodrigues, Saint Clair S. Gomes Junior and Marisa Z. R. Gomes

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:132

    Content type: Research

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  28. Antibiotic exposure leads to massive selective pressures that initiate the emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance in commensal and pathogenic bacteria. The slow process of developing new antibiotics mak...

    Authors: Bilal Aslam, Maria Rasool, Adi Idris, Saima Muzammil, Roman Farooq Alvi, Mohsin Khurshid, Muhammad Hidayat Rasool, Derong Zhang, Zhongren Ma and Zulqarnain Baloch

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:131

    Content type: Commentary

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  29. Early in its evolution, Enterococcus faecium acquired traits that allowed it to become a successful nosocomial pathogen. E. faecium inherent tenacity to build resistance to antibiotics and environmental stressors...

    Authors: Xuewei Zhou, Rob J. L. Willems, Alexander W. Friedrich, John W. A. Rossen and Erik Bathoorn

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:130

    Content type: Review

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  30. Hand sanitisers are urgently needed in the time of COVID-19, and as a result of shortages, some people have resorted to making their own formulations, including the repurposing of distilleries. We wish to high...

    Authors: K. Dear, L. Grayson and R. Nixon

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:129

    Content type: Short report

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  31. Extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Gram-negative bacteria have become a serious threat to global health. Their rapid spread is associated with high mortality due to ineffective antibiotic treatm...

    Authors: Tafese B. Tufa, Andre Fuchs, Takele B. Tufa, Loraine Stötter, Achim J. Kaasch, Torsten Feldt, Dieter Häussinger and Colin R. Mackenzie

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:128

    Content type: Review

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:140

  32. The emergence and spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) present a challenge to disease control in East Africa. Resistance to beta-lactams, which are by far the most used antibiotics worldwide and include th...

    Authors: Bugwesa Z. Katale, Gerald Misinzo, Stephen E. Mshana, Harriet Chiyangi, Susana Campino, Taane G. Clark, Liam Good, Mark M. Rweyemamu and Mecky I. Matee

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:127

    Content type: Review

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  33. Currently available evidence supports that the predominant route of human-to-human transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 is through respiratory droplets and/or contact routes. The report by the World Health Organizat...

    Authors: John Conly, W. H. Seto, Didier Pittet, Alison Holmes, May Chu and Paul R. Hunter

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:126

    Content type: Commentary

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:151

  34. The potentials of audit and feedback (AF) to improve healthcare are currently not exploited. To unlock the potentials of AF, this study focused on the process of making sense of audit data and translating data...

    Authors: J. Keizer, N. Beerlage-De Jong, N. Al Naiemi and J. E. W. C. van Gemert-Pijnen

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:125

    Content type: Research

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  35. Fluoroquinolone resistance in Pseudomonas aeruginosa typically arises through site-specific mutations and overexpression of efflux pumps. In this study, we investigated the dynamics of different resistance mechan...

    Authors: Lei Zhao, Shiqi Wang, Xiaobing Li, Xiaojing He and Lingyan Jian

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:124

    Content type: Research

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  36. There are few studies focused on carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (CRKP) bloodstream infection (BSI). The aim of this study is to identify the prevalence and risk factors for infection and mortality of ...

    Authors: Yuanyuan Li, Jihong Li, Tong Hu, Jia Hu, Ning Song, Yu Zhang and Yuan Chen

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:79

    Content type: Research

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  37. Many studies had shown that prophylactic use of antibiotics could significantly reduce the intracranial infection (ICI) rate of craniotomy. However, there has been no comparison of these antibiotics.

    Authors: Yulong Cao, Bin Wang, Jiao Shan, Zhizhong Gong, Jiqiu Kuang and Yan Gao

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:122

    Content type: Research

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  38. Widespread use and misuse of antibiotics have led to a dramatic increase in the emergence of antibiotic resistant bacteria, while the discovery and development of new antibiotics is declining. This has made ce...

    Authors: B. van Dijk, J. V. C. Lemans, R. M. Hoogendoorn, E. Dadachova, J. M. H. de Klerk, H. C. Vogely, H. Weinans, M. G. E. H. Lam and B. C. H. van der Wal

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:121

    Content type: Review

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  39. Preoperative skin antisepsis is an essential component of safe surgery. However, it is unclear how many antiseptic paints are needed to eliminate bacteria prior to incision. This study compared microbial skin ...

    Authors: Jan A. Roth, Cyrill Schwab, Andrew Atkinson, Markus von Flüe, Christoph Kettelhack, Friedrich S. Eckstein, Manuel Battegay, Steffi Klimke, Reno Frei and Andreas F. Widmer

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:120

    Content type: Research

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  40. Rat bite fever is a systemic febrile illness caused by infection with the Gram-negative bacillus Streptobacillus moniliformis following a bite, scratch, or contact with excrement. Only 26 cases of native valve en...

    Authors: Kathryn R. Crofton, Jiqing Ye and Emil P. Lesho

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:119

    Content type: Case report

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  41. Nasal carriage of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is associated with an increased risk of infection. Colonization with MRSA is observed in < 1% of the general Dutch population. Increased risk f...

    Authors: E. van Dulm, S. Klok, A. Boyd, I. K. Joore, M. Prins, A. P. van Dam, G. A. Tramper-Stranders and Y. T. H. P. van Duijnhoven

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:118

    Content type: Research

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  42. Ralstonia species are Gram-negative bacilli of low virulence. These organisms are capable of causing healthcare associated infections through contaminated solutions. In this study, we aimed to determine the sourc...

    Authors: Mohamed Said, Wesley van Hougenhouck-Tulleken, Rashmika Naidoo, Nontombi Mbelle and Farzana Ismail

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:117

    Content type: Research

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  43. Maintenance treatment with macrolide antibiotics has shown to be effective in reducing exacerbations in COPD patients. A major concern with prolonged treatment with antibiotics is the development of bacterial ...

    Authors: Remco S. Djamin, Sander Talman, Eefje J. A. Schrauwen, Christian J. H. von Wintersdorff, Petra F. Wolffs, Paul H. M. Savelkoul, Sevim Uzun, René Kerstens, Menno M. van der Eerden and Jan A. J. W. Kluytmans

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:116

    Content type: Research

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  44. Due to the increasing rate of hospital-acquired infections, it is essential to select appropriate disinfectant agents. In this study, the efficacy of hospital disinfectants against nosocomial infection pathoge...

    Authors: Fahim Amini Tapouk, Ramin Nabizadeh, Nezam Mirzaei, Nima Hosseini Jazani, Mahmood Yousefi and Mohamad Amin Valizade Hasanloei

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:115

    Content type: Research

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  45. In order to change antibiotic prescribing behaviour, we need to understand the prescribing process. The aim of this study was to identify targets for antibiotic stewardship interventions in hospitals through a...

    Authors: Jannicke Slettli Wathne, Brita Skodvin, Esmita Charani, Stig Harthug, Hege Salvesen Blix, Roy M. Nilsen, Lars Kåre Selland Kleppe, Marta Vukovic and Ingrid Smith

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:114

    Content type: Research

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  46. Interventions to improve hand hygiene (HH) compliance are a key element in the practice infection prevention and control. It was our objective to assess the effect of a multimodal intervention on HH compliance...

    Authors: Seven Johannes Sam Aghdassi, Christin Schröder, Elke Lemke, Michael Behnke, Patricia Manuela Fliss, Carolin Plotzki, Janina Wenk, Petra Gastmeier and Tobias Siegfried Kramer

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:113

    Content type: Research

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  47. The global spread of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections necessitates the use of validated methods for the identification and typing of this bacterium. This study aimed to determine the ...

    Authors: Farzaneh Firoozeh, Mitra Omidi, Mahmood Saffari, Hossein Sedaghat and Mohammad Zibaei

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:112

    Content type: Research

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  48. Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus), including methicillin-susceptible S. aureus (MSSA) and methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA), is an eminent human pathogen that can colonize the human host and cause severe lif...

    Authors: Xu Chen, Kai Ma, Xu Yi, Lijuan Xiong, Yu Wang and Shijun Li

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:111

    Content type: Research

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  49. Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are a global public health problem. For the fulfillment of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030, the promotion of preventive care medicine through HAI management is a crucial issu...

    Authors: Esther Paul, Ibrahim A. Alzaydani Asiri, Ahmed Al-Hakami, Harish C. Chandramoorthy, Sarah Alshehri, C. M. Beynon, Abdullah M. Alkahtani and Ali H. Asiri

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:110

    Content type: Research

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  50. In addition to an overall rise in vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium (VREfm), an increase in certain strain types marked by sequence type (ST) and cluster type (CT) has been reported in Germany over the pa...

    Authors: Anna Weber, Friederike Maechler, Frank Schwab, Petra Gastmeier and Axel Kola

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:109

    Content type: Research

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