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  1. Antimicrobial resistance in neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) patients is a threat, due to the frequent use of antimicrobial treatment and invasive devices in fragile babies. Since 2014 an active surveillanc...

    Authors: Laura Saporito, Giorgio Graziano, Federica Mescolo, Emanuele Amodio, Vincenzo Insinga, Grazia Rinaudo, Aurora Aleo, Celestino Bonura, Marcello Vitaliti, Giovanni Corsello, Francesco Vitale, Carmelo Massimo Maida and Mario Giuffrè

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:30

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  2. The deployment of antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) teams to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic can lead to a loss of developed frameworks, best practices and leadership resulting in adverse impact on antimicrobial...

    Authors: Tat Ming Ng, Sock Hoon Tan, Shi Thong Heng, Hui Lin Tay, Min Yi Yap, Boon Hou Chua, Christine B. Teng, David C. Lye and Tau Hong Lee

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:28

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  3. The skin commensal Cutibacterium avidum has been recognized as an emerging pathogen for periprosthetic joint infections (PJI). One currently assumes that the early occurring PJIs are a consequence of skin commens...

    Authors: Steven M. Maurer, Laura Kursawe, Stefan Rahm, Julia Prinz, Annelies S. Zinkernagel, Annette Moter, Stefan P. Kuster, Reinhard Zbinden, Patrick O. Zingg and Yvonne Achermann

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:27

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  4. Intensive care units (ICU) are essential healthcare facility for life threatening conditions. Bacterial contamination of objects/instruments in ICU is an important source of nosocomial infections. This study i...

    Authors: Dharm Raj Bhatta, Supram Hosuru Subramanya, Deependra Hamal, Rajani Shrestha, Eva Gauchan, Sahisnuta Basnet, Niranjan Nayak and Shishir Gokhale

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:26

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  5. In the emergency ward, where the use of ultrasound is common (including for sterile procedures), ward equipment is constantly exposed to high risks of microbiological contamination. There are no clear guidelin...

    Authors: A. Andolfo, R. Maatoug, N. Peiffer-Smadja, C. Fayolle and K. Blanckaert

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:25

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  6. Pediatric bacterial meningitis (PBM) remains a devastating disease that causes substantial neurological morbidity and mortality worldwide. However, there are few large-scale studies on the pathogens causing PB...

    Authors: Xiaoshan Peng, Qingxiong Zhu, Jing Liu, Mei Zeng, Yue Qiu, Chunhui Zhu, Yibing Cheng, Yibo Zhou, Yi Xu, Minxia Chen, Zhengwang Wen, Yiping Chen, Rui Li, Jianning Tong, Qingwen Shan, Daojiong Lin…

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:24

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  7. Clostridioides difficile is the most common cause of nosocomial diarrhea. Ribotyping of cultured strains by a PCR-based test is used to study potential transmission between patients. We aimed to develop a rapid t...

    Authors: Tessel M. van Rossen, Joffrey van Prehn, Alex Koek, Marcel Jonges, Robin van Houdt, Rosa van Mansfeld, Ed J. Kuijper, Christina M. J. E. Vandenbroucke-Grauls and Andries E. Budding

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:23

    Content type: Research

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  8. Intensive care units (ICUs) in lower-middle income countries (LMICs) are suspected to constitute a special risk for patients of acquiring infection due to multiple antibiotic resistant organisms. The aim of th...

    Authors: Yulia Rosa Saharman, Anis Karuniawati, Juliëtte A. Severin and Henri A. Verbrugh

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:22

    Content type: Review

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  9. Social media may provide a tool, when coupled with a patient-included™ conference, to enhance the engagement among the general public. We describe authors and potential readers of Twitter content surrounding a...

    Authors: Romain Martischang, Ermira Tartari, Claire Kilpatrick, Graham Mackenzie, Vanessa Carter, Enrique Castro-Sánchez, Hilda Márquez-Villarreal, Jonathan A. Otter, Eli Perencevich, Denise Silber, Julie Storr, Jason Tetro, Andreas Voss and Didier Pittet

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:20

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  10. Stenotrophomonas maltophilia (S. maltophilia) is an opportunistic and nosocomial pathogen that can cause an invasive and fatal infection, particularly in hospitalized and immunocompromised patients. However, litt...

    Authors: Mohammed Alsuhaibani, Alanoud Aljarbou, Sahar Althawadi, Abdulrahman Alsweed and Sami Al-Hajjar

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:19

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  11. The relationship between antibiotic use and antimicrobial resistance varies with cultural, socio-economic, and environmental factors. We examined these relationships in Kibera, an informal settlement in Nairob...

    Authors: Sylvia Omulo, Eric T. Lofgren, Svetlana Lockwood, Samuel M. Thumbi, Godfrey Bigogo, Alice Ouma, Jennifer R. Verani, Bonventure Juma, M. Kariuki Njenga, Samuel Kariuki, Terry F. McElwain, Guy H. Palmer and Douglas R. Call

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:18

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  12. Cutibacterium acnes is part of the anaerobic skin microbiome and resides in deeper skin layers. The organism is an agent of surgical site infections (SSI) in shoulder surgery. We hypothesized that prolonged skin ...

    Authors: Dorothea Dörfel, Matthias Maiwald, Georg Daeschlein, Gerald Müller, Robert Hudek, Ojan Assadian, Günter Kampf, Thomas Kohlmann, Julian Camill Harnoss and Axel Kramer

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:17

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  13. Bloodstream infection (BSI) caused by multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (MDR-AB) has been increasingly observed among hospitalized patients. The following study analyzed the epidemiology and microbiolog...

    Authors: Kaihang Yu, Weiliang Zeng, Ye Xu, Wenli Liao, Wenya Xu, Tieli Zhou, Jianming Cao and Lijiang Chen

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:16

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  14. Antibiotic prescribing is common worldwide. There are several original studies about antibiotic prescribing in the healthcare setting of Iran reporting different levels of prescribing. The aim of this systemat...

    Authors: Ehsan Nabovati, Zhila TaherZadeh, Saeid Eslami, Ameen Abu-Hanna and Reza Abbasi

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:15

    Content type: Review

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  15. Elderly residents in long-term care facilities (LTCFs) are vulnerable to healthcare-associated infections. Although hand hygiene is a leading measure for preventing infection, the compliance of healthcare work...

    Authors: Dominique Lescure, Anja Haenen, Sabine de Greeff, Andreas Voss, Anita Huis and Marlies Hulscher

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:14

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  16. The development of antimicrobial resistance, which is partially attributable to the overuse and/or misuse of antibiotics in health care, is one of the greatest global public health challenges. In Sub-Saharan A...

    Authors: Sewunet Admasu Belachew, Lisa Hall and Linda A. Selvey

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:13

    Content type: Review

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  17. Preoperative antibiotic prophylaxis is essential for preventing surgical site infection (SSI). The aim of this study was to evaluate compliance with international and local recommendations in caesarean deliver...

    Authors: Katherine Romero Viamonte, Adrian Salvent Tames, Rosa Sepúlveda Correa, María Victoria Rojo Manteca and Ana Martín-Suárez

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:12

    Content type: Research

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  18. In intensive care units (ICUs) treating patients with Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) invasive ventilation poses a high risk for aerosol and droplet formation. Surface contamination of severe acute respira...

    Authors: Daniel A. Hofmaenner, Pedro David Wendel Garcia, Branko Duvnjak, Bhavya Chakrakodi, Julian D. Maier, Michael Huber, Jon Huder, Aline Wolfensberger, Peter W. Schreiber, Reto A. Schuepbach, Annelies S. Zinkernagel, Philipp K. Buehler and Silvio D. Brugger

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:11

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  19. Translating research into practice is a central priority within the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Roadmap. The underlying aim of the NIH Roadmap is to accelerate the movement of scientific findings into ...

    Authors: Rostam Jalali, Amin Hosseinian-Far and Masoud Mohammadi

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:10

    Content type: Commentary

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  20. With the wide use of florfenicol to prevent and treat the bacterial infection of domestic animals, the emergence of the florfenicol resistance bacteria is increasingly serious. It is very important to elucidat...

    Authors: Chongyang Wu, Xueya Zhang, Jialei Liang, Qiaoling Li, Hailong Lin, Chaoqin Lin, Hongmao Liu, Danying Zhou, Wei Lu, Zhewei Sun, Xi Lin, Hailin Zhang, Kewei Li, Teng Xu, Qiyu Bao and Junwan Lu

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:9

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  21. Healthcare associated infections (HAI) are estimated to affect up to 15% of hospital inpatients in low-income countries (LICs). A critical but often neglected aspect of HAI prevention is basic environmental hy...

    Authors: Giorgia Gon, Abdunoor M. Kabanywanyi, Petri Blinkhoff, Simon Cousens, Stephanie J. Dancer, Wendy J. Graham, Joseph Hokororo, Fatuma Manzi, Tanya Marchant, Dickson Mkoka, Emma Morrison, Sarah Mswata, Shefali Oza, Loveday Penn-Kekana, Yovitha Sedekia, Sandra Virgo…

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:8

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  22. To compile current published reports on nosocomial outbreaks of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), evaluate the role of healthcare workers (HCWs) in transmission, and evaluate outbre...

    Authors: Mohamed Abbas, Tomás Robalo Nunes, Romain Martischang, Walter Zingg, Anne Iten, Didier Pittet and Stephan Harbarth

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:7

    Content type: Review

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  23. After wearing powdered gloves, healthcare workers (HCW) are supposed to wash their hands instead of using alcohol-based hand-rub (ABHR). Washing hands takes longer than using ABHR, and the use of powdered glov...

    Authors: Mayra Gonçalves Menegueti, Fernando Bellissimo-Rodrigues, Marcia A. Ciol, Maria Auxiliadora-Martins, Anibal Basile-Filho, Silvia Rita Marin da Silva Canini, Elucir Gir and Ana Maria Laus

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:6

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  24. Antibiotic resistance (AR) threats public health in China. National-level estimation of economic burden of AR is lacking. We aimed to quantify the economic costs of AR in inpatients in China.

    Authors: Xuemei Zhen, Cecilia Stålsby Lundborg, Xueshan Sun, Nina Zhu, Shuyan Gu and Hengjin Dong

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:5

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:64

  25. To continuously evaluate the effect of environmental cleaning and hand hygiene compliance on the colonization and infection rates of multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (MDR-AB) in the patients within an ...

    Authors: Yang Li, Hai Ge, Hui Zhou, Wanqing Zhou, Jie Zheng, Wei Chen and Xiaoli Cao

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:4

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:46

  26. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR), recognised as a serious and growing threat to global health, is promoted by multiple drivers, including antibiotic use in the livestock sector. Thus, understanding factors influ...

    Authors: Angkana Lekagul, Viroj Tangcharoensathien, Marco Liverani, Anne Mills, Jonathan Rushton and Shunmay Yeung

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:3

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  27. The rapid spread of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing E. coli (ESBL-EC) is an urgent global health threat. We examined child caretaker knowledge, attitudes, and practices (KAP) towards proper antimicrobi...

    Authors: Rachel Marusinec, Kathleen M. Kurowski, Heather K. Amato, Carlos Saraiva-Garcia, Fernanda Loayza, Liseth Salinas, Gabriel Trueba and Jay P. Graham

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:2

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  28. This report describes an outbreak of 71 patients developed B. cepacia urinary tract infection (UTI) by contaminated single-use anesthetic gel.

    Authors: Mingmei Du, Linjian Song, Yan Wang, Jijiang Suo, Yanling Bai, Yubin Xing, Lijun Xie, Bowei Liu, Lu Li, Yanping Luo and Yunxi Liu

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:1

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  29. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends administration of surgical antimicrobial prophylaxis (SAP) in cesarean section prior to incision to prevent surgical site infections (SSI). This study aimed to de...

    Authors: Rami Sommerstein, Jonas Marschall, Andrew Atkinson, Daniel Surbek, Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello, Nicolas Troillet and Andreas F. Widmer

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:201

    Content type: Research

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  30. Assessment of the burden of disease due to antimicrobial-resistant Escherichia coli infections facilitates understanding the scale of the problem and potential impacts, and comparison to other diseases, which all...

    Authors: M. C. MacKinnon, J. M. Sargeant, D. L. Pearl, R. J. Reid-Smith, C. A. Carson, E. J. Parmley and S. A. McEwen

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:200

    Content type: Review

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  31. Adherence observations of health care workers (HCW) revealed deficiencies in the use of recommended personal protective equipment (PPE) among HCW caring in COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 wards during the first peri...

    Authors: Meike M. Neuwirth, Frauke Mattner and Robin Otchwemah

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:199

    Content type: Short report

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  32. Infections caused by Enterobacteriaceae are mainly treated with the β-lactam antibiotics, nevertheless, the emergence of species with plasmid-borne β-lactamases has decreased the efficacy of these antibiotics. Th...

    Authors: Ebtisam S. Mohamed, Rasha M. M. Khairy and Soha S. Abdelrahim

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:198

    Content type: Research

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  33. Long-term treatment with azithromycin is a therapeutic option in Cystic Fibrosis (CF) patients chronically infected with P. aeruginosa. It was recently shown that azithromycin has direct antimicrobial activity wh...

    Authors: Michael Sörensen, Bakhodur Khakimov, Dennis Nurjadi, Sébastien Boutin, Buqing Yi, Alexander H. Dalpke and Tatjana Eigenbrod

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:197

    Content type: Short report

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  34. The emerging COVID-19 pandemic poses many difficulties to medical professionals. One of them is the need to use personal protective equipment (PPE) in order to protect themselves and their families, while not ...

    Authors: Einat Seidel, Shahar Luski, Yaarit Ribak, Ahmed Nama, Takeshi Saraya, Toshiaki Nishiyama, Yonatan Oster and Ran Nir-Paz

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:196

    Content type: Commentary

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  35. This study sought to assess the effectiveness and return on investment (ROI) of a multifaceted intervention aimed at improving antibiotic prescribing for acute respiratory infections in primary care.

    Authors: Adolfo Figueiras, Paula López-Vázquez, Cristian Gonzalez-Gonzalez, Juan Manuel Vázquez-Lago, María Piñeiro-Lamas, Ana López-Durán, Coro Sánchez, María Teresa Herdeiro and Maruxa Zapata-Cachafeiro

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:195

    Content type: Research

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  36. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) represents one of the biggest threats to health globally. This cross-sectional study determined knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) regarding antimicrobial use (AMU) and AMR...

    Authors: Calvin Sindato, Leonard E. G. Mboera, Bugwesa Z. Katale, Gasto Frumence, Sharadhuli Kimera, Taane G. Clark, Helena Legido-Quigley, Stephen E. Mshana, Mark M. Rweyemamu and Mecky Matee

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:194

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  37. Owing to their resistance to an important class of antibiotics, the prevention and treatment of carbapenem-resistant (CR)/non-susceptible Gram-negative (GN) infections has become an important public health obj...

    Authors: Esther E. Avendano, Gowri Raman, Jeffrey Chan and Eilish McCann

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:193

    Content type: Research

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  38. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) represents an unprecedented healthcare challenge. Various SARS-CoV-2 outbreaks in healthcare facilitie...

    Authors: Sandra Schneider, Brar Piening, Pauline Assina Nouri-Pasovsky, Anne Caroline Krüger, Petra Gastmeier and Seven Johannes Sam Aghdassi

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:192

    Content type: Research

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  39. Super-spreaders are individuals infecting disproportionately large numbers of contacts. They probably play a crucial role in the transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). We...

    Authors: Dana Weissberg, Jürg Böni, Silvana K. Rampini, Verena Kufner, Maryam Zaheri, Peter W. Schreiber, Irene A. Abela, Michael Huber, Hugo Sax and Aline Wolfensberger

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:191

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  40. Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) was officially declared a pandemic in March 2020. Many cases of COVID-19 are nosocomial, but to the best of our knowledge, no nosocomial outbreaks on psychiatric departments of s...

    Authors: J. J. E. Rovers, L. S. van de Linde, N. Kenters, E. M. Bisseling, D. F. Nieuwenhuijse, B. B. Oude Munnink, A. Voss and M. Nabuurs-Franssen

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:190

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  41. Placement of central-venous catheters (CVCs) is an essential practice in the management of hospitalized patients, however, insertion at the commonly used sites has often the potential of inducing major complic...

    Authors: Vassiliki Pitiriga, Petros Kanellopoulos, Ioannis Bakalis, Elsa Kampos, Ioannis Sagris, George Saroglou and Athanasios Tsakris

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:189

    Content type: Research

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  42. Surgical site infections (SSI) are rare but severe complications after total joint arthroplasty (TJA). Decolonization measures prior to elective orthopedic surgeries have shown to reduce the risk of SSI with Stap...

    Authors: Björn Wandhoff, Christin Schröder, Ulrich Nöth, Robert Krause, Burkhard Schmidt, Stephan David, Eike-Eric Scheller, Friedrich Jahn, Michael Behnke, Petra Gastmeier and Tobias Siegfried Kramer

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:188

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  43. The costs attributable to antimicrobial resistance (AMR) remain theoretical and largely unspecified. Current figures fail to capture the full health and economic burden caused by AMR across human, animal, and ...

    Authors: Chantal M. Morel, Richard A. Alm, Christine Årdal, Alessandra Bandera, Giacomo M. Bruno, Elena Carrara, Giorgio L. Colombo, Marlieke E. A. de Kraker, Sabiha Essack, Isabel Frost, Bruno Gonzalez-Zorn, Herman Goossens, Luca Guardabassi, Stephan Harbarth, Peter S. Jørgensen, Souha S. Kanj…

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:187

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  44. Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) are largely preventable when evidence-based guidelines are followed. However, it is not clear how well these guidelines are followed in intensive care un...

    Authors: Xiuwen Chi, Juan Guo, Xiaofeng Niu, Ru He, Lijuan Wu and Hong Xu

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:186

    Content type: Research article

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  45. Prehospital professionals such as emergency physicians or paramedics must be able to choose and adequately don and doff personal protective equipment (PPE) in order to avoid COVID-19 infection. Our aim was to ...

    Authors: Laurent Suppan, Loric Stuby, Birgit Gartner, Robert Larribau, Anne Iten, Mohamed Abbas, Stephan Harbarth and Mélanie Suppan

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:185

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  46. Ethiopia has set a goal to eliminate malaria by 2030; Artemether–lumefantrine (AL) is put as one of the cornerstone strategies for uncomplicated plasmodium falciparum malaria treatment. However, only focusing on ...

    Authors: Mekonnen Gebremichael Gebrekidan, Gebretsadik Berhe Gebremedhin, Yosef Sibhatu Gebregiorgis, Alefech Addisu Gezehegn and Kissanet Tesfay Weldearegay

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:184

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  47. Studies have repeatedly highlighted the need for homogenisation of training content and opportunities in infection prevention and control (IPC) across European countries.

    Authors: Constantinos Tsioutis, Gabriel Birgand, Erik Bathoorn, Aleksander Deptula, Lenny ten Horn, Enrique Castro-Sánchez, Oana Săndulescu, Andreas F. Widmer, Athanasios Tsakris, Giulio Pieve, Evelina Tacconelli and Nico T. Mutters

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:183

    Content type: Review

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  48. Carbapenem resistant Acinetobacter species have caused great difficulties in clinical therapy in the worldwide. Here we describe an Acinetobacter johnsonii M19 with a novel blaOXA-23 containing transposon Tn6681 ...

    Authors: Gongli Zong, Chuanqing Zhong, Jiafang Fu, Yu Zhang, Peipei Zhang, Wenchi Zhang, Yan Xu, Guangxiang Cao and Rongzhen Zhang

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:182

    Content type: Research

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