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  1. Although there is a growing concern and policy regarding infections or colonization caused by resistant bacteria, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), the prognosis of MRSA infections com...

    Authors: Aki Hirabayashi, Koji Yahara, Keisuke Oka, Toshiki Kajihara, Teruko Ohkura, Yumiko Hosaka, Keigo Shibayama, Motoyuki Sugai and Tetsuya Yagi
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:27
  2. Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and antimicrobial resistance (AMR) pose threats to global health. Effective hand hygiene is essential for preventing HAIs and the spread of AMR in healthcare. We aimed t...

    Authors: Ermira Tartari, Fernando Bellissimo-Rodrigues, Daniela Pires, Carolina Fankhauser, Nasim Lotfinejad, Hiroki Saito, Miranda Suchomel, Axel Kramer, Benedetta Allegranzi, John Boyce, Hugo Sax, Andrew J. Stewardson and Didier Pittet
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:26
  3. Intravascular catheters are crucial devices in medical practice that increase the risk of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), and related health-economic adverse outcomes. This scoping review aims to prov...

    Authors: Nasim Lotfinejad, Jean-Marie Januel, Sarah Tschudin-Sutter, Peter W Schreiber, Bruno Grandbastien, Lauro Damonti, Elia Lo Priore, Alexandra Scherrer, Stephan Harbarth, Gaud Catho and Niccolò Buetti
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:25
  4. The development of colistin resistance in Acinetobacter baumannii during treatment has been identified in certain patients, often leading to prolonged or recurrent infections. As colistin, is the last line of the...

    Authors: Narjess Bostanghadiri, Negar Narimisa, Maryam Mirshekar, Leila Dadgar-Zankbar, Elahe Taki, Tahereh Navidifar and Davood Darban-Sarokhalil
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:24
  5. The application of hand hygiene (HH) and the use of non-sterile gloves (NSG) in daily care is highly intertwined. We aimed (1) to assess the combined application of HH and NSG among nurses and (2) to explore d...

    Authors: Mireille Dekker, Rosa van Mansfeld, Marjon Borgert, Jolanda Maaskant, Frederique Paulus, Annamarike Seller and Irene P. Jongerden
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:23
  6. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a growing global concern. AMR surveillance is a crucial component of the international response; however, passive surveillance of laboratory data is limited without correspon...

    Authors: Olivier Bizimungu, Peter Crook, Jean Félix Babane and Léopold Bitunguhari
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:22
  7. Antimicrobial resistance research in uncomplicated urinary tract infection typically focuses on the main causative pathogen, Escherichia coli; however, little is known about the antimicrobial resistance burden of...

    Authors: Keith S. Kaye, Vikas Gupta, Aruni Mulgirigama, Ashish V. Joshi, Gang Ye, Nicole E. Scangarella-Oman, Kalvin Yu and Fanny S. Mitrani-Gold
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:21
  8. In most of Europe and especially in Germany, there is currently a concerning rise in the number of hospital-acquired infections due to vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium (VREfm). Therefore, there is a need...

    Authors: Aila Caplunik-Pratsch, Bärbel Kieninger, Veronika A. Donauer, Johanna M. Brauer, Vanessa M. K. Meier, Corinna Seisenberger, Anca Rath, Daniel Loibl, Anja Eichner, Jürgen Fritsch and Wulf Schneider-Brachert
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:20
  9. The escalating challenge of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) poses a considerable concern for global health, particularly impacting low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). This article highlights the critical ...

    Authors: Bashar Haruna Gulumbe, Mohammed Bashar Danlami and Abdulrakib Abdulrahim
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:19
  10. Surveillance programs are a key element of interventions aiming to reduce rates of surgical site infections (SSIs). The aim of this study was to evaluate rates and trends of SSIs following hip arthroplasty and...

    Authors: Valerio Bordino, Costanza Vicentini, Alessandro Roberto Cornio, Maria Michela Gianino and Carla Maria Zotti
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:17
  11. The 5th edition of the Global Ministerial Summit on Patient Safety was held in Montreux, Switzerland, in February 2023, delayed by three years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The overarching theme of the summit ...

    Authors: Andrea C. Büchler, Murielle Haddad Galas, Niccolò Buetti, Emine Alp, Anucha Apisarnthanarak, Gerald Dziekan, Valeria Fabre, Simon Gottwalt, Kazuaki Jindai, Babacar Ndoye, Hilda Márquez Villareal, Fernando Otaiza, Didier Pittet, Natalie Schellack, Céline Gardiol and Stephan Harbarth
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:16
  12. Continuous surveillance for healthcare-associated infections such as central venous catheter-related bloodstream infections (CVC-BSI) is crucial for prevention. However, traditional surveillance methods are re...

    Authors: Moa Karmefors Idvall, Hideyuki Tanushi, Andreas Berge, Pontus Nauclér and Suzanne Desirée van der Werff
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:15
  13. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a critical threat to human health. Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae are clinically the most important species associated with AMR and are the most common carbapenemase-...

    Authors: Viivi Heljanko, Olga Tyni, Venla Johansson, Jussa-Pekka Virtanen, Kati Räisänen, Kirsi-Maarit Lehto, Anssi Lipponen, Sami Oikarinen, Tarja Pitkänen and Annamari Heikinheimo
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:14
  14. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a growing global health threat that contributes to substantial neonatal mortality. Bangladesh has reported some of the highest rates of AMR among bacteria causing neonatal sep...

    Authors: Ashley Styczynski, Mohammed Badrul Amin, Kazi Injamamul Hoque, Shahana Parveen, Abu Faisal Md Pervez, Dilruba Zeba, Akhi Akhter, Helen Pitchik, Mohammad Aminul Islam, Muhammed Iqbal Hossain, Sumita Rani Saha, Emily S. Gurley and Stephen Luby
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:13
  15. Vietnam is among 11 countries in the Western Pacific region that has developed a National Action Plan for Antimicrobial Resistance (NAPCA).

    Authors: Giang N. Pham, Tho T. H. Dang, Thu-Anh Nguyen, Shukry Zawahir, Hien T. T. Le, Joel Negin, Carmen Huckel Schneider and Greg J. Fox
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:12
  16. The burden of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and the extent of antimicrobial use (AU) are periodically recorded through Point Prevalence Surveys (PPS) in acute care hospitals coordinated by the Europe...

    Authors: Konstantinos Palaiopanos, Dimitra Krystallaki, Kassiani Mellou, Petros Kotoulas, Christina-Anna Kavakioti, Styliani Vorre, Georgia Vertsioti, Maria Gkova, Antonios Maragkos, Kyriaki Tryfinopoulou, Dimitrios Paraskevis, Sotirios Tsiodras and Theoklis Zaoutis
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:11
  17. Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) due to multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacilli (GNB) is a common concern globally. Investigating the incidence of CAUTI and associated antibiotic resista...

    Authors: Zelalem Asmare, Tewachew Awoke, Chalachew Genet, Alemale Admas, Addisu Melese and Wondemagegn Mulu
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:10
  18. Exposure to antibiotics has been shown to be one of the drivers of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and is critical to address when planning and implementing strategies for combatting AMR. However, data on antib...

    Authors: Imke Wieters, Siobhan Johnstone, Sheila Makiala-Mandanda, Armel Poda, Chantal Akoua-Koffi, Muna Abu Sin, Tim Eckmanns, Valentina Galeone, Firmin Nongodo Kaboré, François Kahwata, Fabian H. Leendertz, Benoit Mputu, Abdoul-Salam Ouedraogo, Nicola Page, Susanne B. Schink, Fidèle Sounan Touré…
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:9
  19. Antimicrobial stewardship programs (ASPs) are pivotal components of the World Health Organization's Global Action Plan to combat antimicrobial resistance (AMR). ASPs advocate rational antibiotic usage to enhan...

    Authors: Md. Golam Dostogir Harun, Shariful Amin Sumon, Istiaque Hasan, Fairoze Masuda Akther, Md. Saiful Islam and Md. Mahabub Ul Anwar
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:8
  20. Healthcare-associated infections are among the most common complications during hospitalization. These infections increase morbidity and mortality and they increase length of hospital stay and the cost of heal...

    Authors: Marília Duarte Valim, Jéssica Regina Rossetto, Juliano Bortolini and Loreen Herwaldt
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:7
  21. The 4th European Conference on Infections in Leukemia recommends early adaptation of empirical antibiotic therapy (EAT) for febrile neutropenia in stable patients.

    Authors: Claire Durand, Karine Risso, Michael Loschi, Nicolas Retur, Audrey Emery, Johan Courjon, Thomas Cluzeau and Michel Carles
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:5
  22. The coronavirus pandemic again highlighted the need for robust health care facility infection prevention and control (IPC) programmes. WHO guidelines on the core components (CCs) of IPC programmes provides gui...

    Authors: R. Wood, W. Tembele, A. Hema, A. Somé, E. Kinganda-Lusamaki, C. Basilubo, R. Lumembe, N. Alama, G. Mbunsu, A. Zongo, S. Ahuka, J. J. Muyembe, F. Leendertz, T. Eckmanns, G. Schubert, T. Kagoné…
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:4
  23. The laboratory-based surveillance of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a priority component of the multisectoral national action plan to combat AMR in Burkina Faso. This study aimed to assess the QMS of microb...

    Authors: Emmanuel Zongo, Emilie Dama, Dame Yenyetou, Merci Muhigwa, Abdoulaye Nikiema, Georges Anicet Dahourou and Abdoul-Salam Ouedraogo
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:3
  24. Over-prescription of antibiotics contributes to antibiotic resistance, which is a global health threat. Egypt has alarmingly high rates of antibiotic over-prescription for acute upper respiratory tract infecti...

    Authors: Mahmoud Attia AbdEl-Aty, Mariam Taher Amin, Sabra Mohamed Ahmed, Ghada Omar Elsedfy and Amira Fathy El-Gazzar
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:2
  25. We analyzed an outbreak of Bacillus cereus group (Bcg) at a single-center neonatal intensive care unit level IV by conducting comprehensive sampling of both patients and the environment.

    Authors: Hauke Tönnies, Axel Heep, Jörg Herrmann, Matthias Lange, Alexander Mellmann and Axel Hamprecht
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:1
  26. Pseudomonas infections are among the most common infections encountered in hospitalized patients, especially those with chronic illnesses or an immunocompromised state. Management of these infections has become c...

    Authors: Sara Shbaita, Safaa Abatli, Mamoun W. Sweileh, Banan M Aiesh, Ali Sabateen, Husam T. Salameh, Adham AbuTaha and Sa’ed H. Zyoud
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:149
  27. The dynamics of Staphylococcus aureus in patients and the hospital environment are relatively unknown. We studied these dynamics in a tertiary care hospital in the Netherlands.

    Authors: Adriënne S. van der Schoor, Anne F. Voor in ’t holt, Willemien H.A. Zandijk, Marco J. Bruno, Diederik Gommers, Johannes P.C. van den Akker, Johanna M. Hendriks, Juliëtte A. Severin, Corné H.W. Klaassen and Margreet C. Vos
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:148
  28. The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic led to a global increase in healthcare-associated infections (HAI) among intensive care unit (ICU) patients. Whether this increase is directly attributable to C...

    Authors: Nando Bloch, Susanne Rüfenacht, Magdalena Ludwinek, Waldemar Frick, Gian-Reto Kleger, Florian Schneider, Werner C. Albrich, Domenica Flury, Stefan P Kuster, Matthias Schlegel and Philipp Kohler
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:147
  29. Unregulated and inappropriate antimicrobial use are major contributors to the evolution of antimicrobial resistance worldwide. It is important to monitor and collect data on the use of antibiotics at health fa...

    Authors: Naiki Attram, Helena Dela, Eric Behene, Nicholas N.A. Kyei, Karen Ocansey, Jennifer N. Yanney, Edward O. Nyarko, Kennedy K. Addo, Kwadwo A. Koram, Anne Fox, Andrew Letizia and Terrel Sanders
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:146
  30. Disinfectants are important in the food industry to prevent the transmission of pathogens. Excessive use of disinfectants may increase the probability of bacteria experiencing long-term exposure and consequent...

    Authors: Ricardo A. Wu-Chen, Jinsong Feng, Mohamed Elhadidy, Reshma B. Nambiar, Xinyu Liao, Min Yue and Tian Ding
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:145
  31. Catheter-associated urinary tract infection is a global problem but it can be prevented with the appropriate implementation of evidence-based guidelines. This study was conducted to assess the level of complia...

    Authors: Khaled Mohammed Al-Sayaghi, Talal Ali Hussein Alqalah, Sameer Abdulmalik Alkubati, Sultan Abdulwadoud Alshoabi, Mohammed Alsabri, Gamil Ghaleb Alrubaiee, Mokhtar Abdo Almoliky, Khalil A. Saleh, Anas Khaled Al-Sayaghi, Rami A. Elshatarat, Zyad T. Saleh, Ahmad Mahmoud Saleh and Hassanat Ramadan Abdel-Aziz
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:144
  32. Before 2012, established national surveillance systems in the Netherlands were not able to provide a timely, comprehensive epidemiological view on nosocomial outbreaks. The Healthcare-associated Infections and...

    Authors: Sjoukje HS Woudt, Annelot F Schoffelen, Florine NJ Frakking, E Ascelijn Reuland, Juliëtte A Severin, Marije den Drijver, Anja Haenen, Marga MG Nonneman, Daan W Notermans, Desiree CM aan de Stegge, Sacha F de Stoppelaar, Christina MJE Vandenbroucke-Grauls and Sabine C de Greeff
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:143
  33. The rising prevalence of multidrug-resistant (MDR) and extended-spectrum beta lactamase-resistant (ESBL) Klebsiella pneumoniae (K. pneumoniae) is an important global public health challenge. This threat is even m...

    Authors: Adamu Salawudeen, Yakubu Egigogo Raji, Garba Gidandawa Jibo, Mohd Nasir Mohd Desa, Hui-min Neoh, Siti Norbaya Masri, Sabrina Di Gregorio and Tengku Zetty Maztura Tengku Jamaluddin
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:142
  34. Surgical Antibiotic Prophylaxis (SAP) in Nigeria is often not evidence based. The aim of this study is to test if the GADSA application can change prescription behaviour of surgeons in Nigeria. In addition, th...

    Authors: Susanne Luedtke, Caroline Wood, Olajumoke Olufemi, Patrick Okonji, Eneyi E. Kpokiri, Anwar Musah, Funmi Bammeke, Bamidele Mutiu, Rufus Ojewola, Olufemi Bankole, Adesoji Ademuyiwa, Chibuzo Ekumankama, Ayibanoah Theophilus, Neni Aworabhi-Oki, Laura Shallcross, Andreea Molnar…
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:141
  35. Cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIED) are being inserted with increasing frequency. Severe surgical site infections (SSI) that occur after device implantation substantially impact patient morbidity and...

    Authors: Elissa Rennert-May, Derek Chew, Kristine Cannon, Zuying Zhang, Stephanie Smith, Teagan King, Derek V. Exner, Oscar E. Larios and Jenine Leal
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:140
  36. The burden of healthcare associated infections (HCAIs) in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) remains underestimated due to diagnostic complexity and lack of quality surveillance systems. We designed this...

    Authors: Maliha I. Kassam, Vitus Silago, Prisca Damiano, Bahati Wajanga, Jeremiah Seni, Stephen E. Mshana and Samuel Kalluvya
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:139
  37. It is controversial whether antibiotic should be used prophylactically 48 h after pancreatic surgery. Hence, the association of antibiotic prophylaxis (AP) after 48 h postoperatively with the incidence of surg...

    Authors: Xiaoju Ma, Qiangsheng He, Youpeng Chen, Yan Lu, Ping Zhu, Ji Zhang, Wen-sen Chen, Yongxiang Zhang, Wei-hong Zhang, Chuanlong Zhu, Qiang Li and Zhanjie Li
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:138
  38. We aimed to estimate the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) seroprevalence and describe its determinants and associated symptoms among unvaccinated healthcare workers (HCWs) after the...

    Authors: Claudia Recanatini, Corine H. GeurtsvanKessel, Suzan D. Pas, Els M. Broens, Martje Maas, Rosa van Mansfeld, Anne J. G. Mutsaers-van Oudheusden, Miranda van Rijen, Emile F. Schippers, Arjan Stegeman, Adriana Tami, Karin Ellen Veldkamp, Hannah Visser, Andreas Voss, Marjolijn C. A. Wegdam-Blans, Heiman F. L. Wertheim…
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:137
  39. Acinetobacter baumannii is a major nosocomial pathogen capable of causing life-threatening infections. This bacterium is highly resistant to antibiotics and associated with high mortality rates. Therefore, this s...

    Authors: Rania Itani, Hani M. J. Khojah, Samar Karout, Deema Rahme, Lara Hammoud, Reem Awad, Rana Abu-Farha, Tareq L. Mukattash, Hamza Raychouni and Abdalla El-Lakany
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:136
  40. Multidrug-resistant organism (MDRO) screening may identify high-risk patients for MDRO infection and curb the spread of these resistant pathogens. However, the heterogeneous practices in MDRO screening and the...

    Authors: Sungsoo Park, Heesuk Kim, Katrine K. Gatchalian and Hyeyoung Oh
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:135
  41. In Switzerland, the national surgical site infection (SSI) surveillance program showed a modest decrease in SSI rates for different procedures over the last decade. The study aimed to determine whether a multi...

    Authors: Marcus Eder, Rami Sommerstein, Arlette Szelecsenyi, Alexander Schweiger, Matthias Schlegel, Andrew Atkinson, Stefan P. Kuster, Danielle Vuichard-Gysin, Nicolas Troillet and Andreas F. Widmer
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:134
  42. The importance of environmental contamination in the transmission of pathogens among hospitalized patients is universally recognized, and disinfection of surfaces is a widely accepted modality for reducing hea...

    Authors: Roberto Bruno Maria Marano, Diana Merezhko, Keren Anat Resnick, Jacob Moran-Gilad and Yonatan Oster
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:133
  43. Antibiotics have helped to reduce the incidence of common infectious diseases in all modern healthcare systems, but improper use of antibiotics including their overuse and misuse can change the bacteria so muc...

    Authors: Naila Jabeen, Waseem Ullah, Javeria Khalid and Zia Samad
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:132
  44. We aimed to identify interventions used to implement antimicrobial stewardship practices among hospitalized patients in least-developed countries.

    Authors: Grace Wezi Mzumara, Michael Mambiya and Pui-Ying Iroh Tam
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:131
  45. Emerging research has provided evidence suggesting the potential influence of governance on the development and spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), accounting for significant disparities observed both be...

    Authors: Andrea Maugeri, Martina Barchitta and Antonella Agodi
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:130
  46. Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacterales (CRE) infections have a significant morbidity and mortality toll. The clinical significance and associated burden of CRE colonization rather than infection state are not f...

    Authors: Nasreen Hassoun-Kheir, Khetam Hussien, Marianne Karram, Maram Saffuri, Sally Badaan, Shani Peleg, Worood Aboelhega, Sigal Warman, Tamar Alon, Dina Pollak, Moran Szwarcwort Cohen and Mical Paul
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:129
  47. Despite tremendous efforts to prevent central line-associated bloodstream infections, they still remain life-threatening complications among hospitalized patients with significant morbidity and mortality world...

    Authors: Marwan Jabr Alwazzeh, Amani Alnimr, Samia A. Al Nassri, Sara M. Alwarthan, Mashael Alhajri, Bashayer M. AlShehail, Mahdi Almubarak, Nada S. Alghamdi and Haytham A. Wali
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:128
  48. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a serious, worldwide public health crisis. Surveillance of antimicrobial use forms part of an essential strategy to contain AMR. We aimed to conduct a national point prevalenc...

    Authors: Yonghong Xiao, Xing Xin, Yunbo Chen and Qing Yan
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:127