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  1. 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

    Content type: Research

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  2. 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

    Content type: Research

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  3. 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

    Content type: Research

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  4. 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

    Content type: Guidelines article

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  5. 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

    Content type: Research

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  6. 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

    Content type: Research

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  7. 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

    Content type: Research

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  8. 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

    Content type: Research

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  9. 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

    Content type: Correction

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

  10. “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

    Content type: Review

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  11. 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

    Content type: Research

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  12. 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

    Content type: Research

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  13. 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

    Content type: Review

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  14. 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

    Content type: Review

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  15. 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

    Content type: Research

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  16. 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

    Content type: Research

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  17. 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

    Content type: Correction

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

  18. 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

    Content type: Research

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  19. 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

    Content type: Research

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  20. 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

    Content type: Research

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  21. 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

    Content type: Short report

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  22. 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

    Content type: Research

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  23. 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

    Content type: Research

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  24. 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

    Content type: Research

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  25. 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

    Content type: Research

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  26. 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

    Content type: Research

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

  27. 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

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:184

  28. 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

    Content type: Research

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  29. 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

    Content type: Research

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  30. 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

    Content type: Research

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  31. 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

    Content type: Review

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  32. 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

    Content type: Research

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  33. 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

    Content type: Research

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  34. 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

    Content type: Research

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  35. 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

    Content type: Research

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  36. 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

    Content type: Research

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  37. 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

    Content type: Research

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  38. 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

    Content type: Research

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  39. 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

    Content type: Research

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  40. 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

    Content type: Research

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  41. 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

    Content type: Case report

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  42. 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

    Content type: Research

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  43. 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

    Content type: Research

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  44. 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

    Content type: Research

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

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

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:104

    Content type: Research

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

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

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:102

    Content type: Research

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

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

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:99

    Content type: Research

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