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  1. Content type: Research

    Various peracetic-acid (PAA)-based products for processing flexible endoscopes on the market are often based on a two-component system including a cleaning step before the addition of PAA as disinfectant. The ...

    Authors: Britta Becker, Florian H. H. Brill, Daniel Todt, Eike Steinmann, Johannes Lenz, Dajana Paulmann, Birte Bischoff and Jochen Steinmann

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2017 6:114

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  2. Content type: Research

    The emergence of antimicrobial resistance, the main cause of morbidity and mortality from otherwise treatable infections, is largely attributed to the inappropriate use of antimicrobials. However, data on the ...

    Authors: Daniel Asfaw Erku, Abebe Basazn Mekuria and Sewunet Admasu Belachew

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2017 6:112

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  3. Content type: Research

    Drug resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) centers admit patients with DR-TB for initiation of treatment and thereby concentrate the patients under one setting. It becomes imperative to assess the compliance of DR-TB...

    Authors: Kibballi Madhukeshwar Akshaya, Hemant Deepak Shewade, Ottapura Prabhakaran Aslesh, Sharath Burugina Nagaraja, Abhay Subashrao Nirgude, Anil Singarajipura and Anil G. Jacob

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2017 6:111

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  4. Content type: Research

    Hand hygiene (HH) is recognized as the single most effective strategy for preventing health care–associated infections. In developing countries, data on hand hygiene compliance is available only for few health...

    Authors: Tufa Kolola and Takele Gezahegn

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2017 6:109

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  5. Content type: Research

    Healthcare workers’ hands are the foremost means of pathogen transmission in healthcare, but detailed hand trajectories have been insufficiently researched so far. We developed and applied a new method to syst...

    Authors: Lauren Clack, Manuela Scotoni, Aline Wolfensberger and Hugo Sax

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2017 6:108

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  6. Content type: Research

    The prevalence of antimicrobial resistance among gram-negative pathogens in complicated intra-abdominal infections (cIAIs) has increased. In the absence of timely information on the infecting pathogens and the...

    Authors: Vimalanand S. Prabhu, Joseph S. Solomkin, Goran Medic, Jason Foo, Rebekah H. Borse, Teresa Kauf, Benjamin Miller, Shuvayu S. Sen and Anirban Basu

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2017 6:107

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  7. Content type: Research

    Frequently encountered multidrug-resistant bacterial isolates of P. aeruginosa and A. baumannii are common and prevalent in a hospital environment. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and patter...

    Authors: Fithamlak Bisetegen Solomon, Fiseha Wadilo, Efrata Girma Tufa and Meseret Mitiku

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2017 6:106

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  8. Content type: Research

    Broad-spectrum antimicrobials are commonly used as empirical therapy for infections of presumed bacterial origin. Increasing resistance to these antimicrobial agents has prompted the need for alternative thera...

    Authors: Nguyen Phu Huong Lan, Nguyen Huu Hien, Tu Le Thi Phuong, Duy Pham Thanh, Nga Tran Vu Thieu, Dung Tran Thi Ngoc, Ha Thanh Tuyen, Phat Voong Vinh, Matthew J. Ellington, Guy E. Thwaites, Nguyen Van Vinh Chau, Stephen Baker and Christine J. Boinett

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2017 6:105

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  9. Content type: Research

    Pathogenic biotypes of the Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strains are considered to be one of the major cause of food-borne diseases in hospitals. The present investigation was done to study t...

    Authors: Farhad Safarpoor Dehkordi, Hasan Gandomi, Afshin Akhondzadeh Basti, Ali Misaghi and Ebrahim Rahimi

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2017 6:104

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  10. Content type: Research

    To analyze the clinical characteristics and outcomes of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (CRKp) and carbapenem-susceptible K. pneumoniae (CSKp) bloodstream infections (BSIs), and to study the risk facto...

    Authors: Xia Zheng, Jian-feng Wang, Wang-lan Xu, Jun Xu and Juan Hu

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2017 6:102

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  11. Content type: Research

    Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) can be prevented through well-coordinated, multifaceted programs. However, implementation of CLABSI prevention programs requires individualized strategi...

    Authors: Sang-Won Park, Suhui Ko, Hye-sun An, Ji Hwan Bang and Woo-Young Chung

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2017 6:103

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  12. Content type: Research

    Antimicrobial violet-blue light in the region of 405 nm is emerging as an alternative technology for hospital decontamination and clinical treatment. The mechanism of action is the excitation of endogenous por...

    Authors: Rachael M. Tomb, Michelle Maclean, John E. Coia, Scott J. MacGregor and John G. Anderson

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2017 6:100

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  13. Content type: Research

    Limited capacity of laboratories for antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) presents a critical diagnostic bottleneck in resource limited countries. This paper aims to identify such gaps and to explore whe...

    Authors: Dania Khalid Saeed, Rumina Hasan, Mahwish Naim, Afia Zafar, Erum Khan, Kausar Jabeen, Seema Irfan, Imran Ahmed, Mohammad Zeeshan, Zabin Wajidali, Joveria Farooqi, Sadia Shakoor, Abdul Chagla and Jason Rao

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2017 6:101

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  14. Content type: Research

    Carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii has recently been defined by the World Health Organization as a critical pathogen. The aim of this study was to compare clonal diversity and carbapenemase-encoding gen...

    Authors: Jean Uwingabiye, Abdelhay Lemnouer, Ignasi Roca, Tarek Alouane, Mohammed Frikh, Bouchra Belefquih, Fatna Bssaibis, Adil Maleb, Yassine Benlahlou, Jalal Kassouati, Nawfal Doghmi, Abdelouahed Bait, Charki Haimeur, Lhoussain Louzi, Azeddine Ibrahimi, Jordi Vila…

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2017 6:99

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  15. Content type: Research

    Hand hygiene (HH) is an essential component for preventing and controlling of healthcare-associated infection (HAI), whereas compliance with HH among health care workers (HCWs) is frequently poor. This study a...

    Authors: Li Shen, Xiaoqing Wang, Junming An, Jialu An, Ning Zhou, Lu Sun, Hong Chen, Lin Feng, Jing Han and Xiaorong Liu

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2017 6:98

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  16. Content type: Research

    To determine the prevalence, antimicrobial susceptibility patterns and related presence of mutations in quinolone resistance-determining region (QRDR) genes and plasmid-mediated quinolone resistance (PMQR) among

    Authors: Tingting Qin, Huimin Qian, Wenting Fan, Ping Ma, Lu Zhou, Chen Dong, Bing Gu and Xiang Huo

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2017 6:97

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  17. Content type: Research

    Vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) are among the most common antimicrobial-resistant pathogens causing nosocomial infections. Although antibiotic use has been identified as a risk factor for VRE, it remain...

    Authors: Cornelius Remschmidt, Michael Behnke, Axel Kola, Luis A. Peña Diaz, Anna M. Rohde, Petra Gastmeier and Frank Schwab

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2017 6:95

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  18. Content type: Research

    Surgical hand preparation is an essential part of modern surgery. Both alcohol-based and antiseptic detergent-based hand preparation are recommended practices, with a trend towards use of alcohol based handrub...

    Authors: Thomas-Jörg Hennig, Sebastian Werner, Kathrin Naujox and Andreas Arndt

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2017 6:96

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  19. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    We characterised 227 Staphylococcus aureus isolates from retail food and food handlers’ gloves samples obtained through food surveillance and risk assessment studies between 2011 and 2014. Of 227 isolates, five (...

    Authors: Kyaw Thu Aung, Li Yang Hsu, Tse Hsien Koh, Hapuarachchige Chanditha Hapuarachchi, Man Ling Chau, Ramona Alikiiteaga Gutiérrez and Lee Ching Ng

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2017 6:94

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  20. Content type: Research

    Fusarium species are widely spread in nature as plant pathogens but are also able to cause opportunistic fungal infections in humans. We report a cluster of Fusarium oxysporum bloodstr...

    Authors: Fabianne Carlesse, Anna-Paula C. Amaral, Sarah S. Gonçalves, Hemilio Xafranski, Maria-Lucia M. Lee, Victor Zecchin, Antonio S. Petrilli, Abdullah M. Al-Hatmi, Ferry Hagen, Jacques F. Meis and Arnaldo L. Colombo

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2017 6:93

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  21. Content type: Research

    The widespread presence of antibiotics resistance genes in pathogenic bacteria can cause enormous problems. Food animals are one of the main reservoirs of intestinal pathogens that pose a potential risk to hum...

    Authors: Zhen Zhu, Mingze Cao, Xuzheng Zhou, Bing Li and Jiyu Zhang

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2017 6:92

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  22. Content type: Research

    Mcr-1-harboring Enterobacteriaceae are reported worldwide since their first discovery in 2015. However, a limited number of studies are available that compared full-length plasmid sequ...

    Authors: Katrin Zurfluh, Magdalena Nüesch-Inderbinen, Jochen Klumpp, Laurent Poirel, Patrice Nordmann and Roger Stephan

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2017 6:91

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  23. Content type: Research

    Healthcare facilities in low- and middle-income countries, including the Philippines, face substantial challenges in achieving effective infection control. Early stages of interventions should include efforts ...

    Authors: Kaitlin F. Mitchell, Anna K. Barker, Cybele L. Abad and Nasia Safdar

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2017 6:90

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  24. Content type: Research

    Coagulase negative staphylococci were long regarded non-pathogenic as they are the commensals of human skin and mucosa but the recent changes in the medical practice and changes in underlying host populations,...

    Authors: Lok Bahadur Shrestha, Narayan Raj Bhattarai and Basudha Khanal

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2017 6:89

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