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  1. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    The European Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Network (EARS-Net) collects data on carbapenem resistance from invasive bacterial infections. Increasing percentages of carbapenem resistance in K. pneumoniae is...

    Authors: Anna-Pelagia Magiorakos, Carl Suetens, Dominique L Monnet, Carlo Gagliotti and Ole E Heuer

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2013 2:6

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  2. Content type: Research

    Exposure to urinary catheters is considered the most important risk factor for healthcare-associated urinary tract infection (UTI) and is associated with significant morbidity and substantial extra-costs. In t...

    Authors: Ilker Uçkay, Hugo Sax, Angèle Gayet-Ageron, Christian Ruef, Kathrin Mühlemann, Nicolas Troillet, Christiane Petignat, Enos Bernasconi, Carlo Balmelli, Andreas Widmer, Karim Boubaker and Didier Pittet

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2013 2:5

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  3. Content type: Research

    In 2008, the Scottish Antimicrobial Prescribing Group (SAPG) was established to coordinate a national antimicrobial stewardship programme. In 2009 SAPG led participation in a European point prevalence survey (...

    Authors: William Malcolm, Dilip Nathwani, Peter Davey, Tracey Cromwell, Andrea Patton, Jacqueline Reilly, Shona Cairns and Marion Bennie

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2013 2:3

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  4. Content type: Research

    In November 2004, a national target was set for the English hospital trusts to reduce the Meticillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteremia rate by 60% by April 2008 against the number during 2003/04 (...

    Authors: Jayanta B Sarma, Bryan Marshall, Victoria Cleeve, David Tate and Tamsin Oswald

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2013 2:2

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  5. Content type: Short report

    Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is an increasing problem in the Caribbean. We investigated the molecular epidemiology of MRSA isolates on Cuba.

    Authors: Joost Hopman, Gilda Toraño Peraza, Fidel Espinosa, Corné H Klaassen, Dayneris Menéndez Velázquez, Jacques F Meis and Andreas Voss

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2012 1:2

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  6. Content type: Research

    Antimicrobial catheters have been utilized to reduce risk of catheter colonization and infection. We aimed to determine if there is a greater than expected risk of microorganism-specific colonization associate...

    Authors: Aleksey Novikov, Manuel Y Lam, Leonard A Mermel, Anna L Casey, Tom S Elliott and Peter Nightingale

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2012 1:40

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  7. Content type: Commentary

    The gut contains very large numbers of bacteria. Changes in the composition of the gut flora, due in particular to antibiotics, can happen silently, leading to the selection of highly resistant bacteria and Candi...

    Authors: Jean Carlet

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2012 1:39

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  8. Content type: Research

    Misconceptions about antibiotic use among community members potentially lead to inappropriate use of antibiotics in the community. This population-based study was aimed at examining common knowledge and belief...

    Authors: Aris Widayati, Sri Suryawati, Charlotte de Crespigny and Janet E Hiller

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2012 1:38

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  9. Content type: Research

    We describe an outbreak of Bullous Impetigo (BI), caused by a (methicillin susceptible, fusidic acid resistant) Staphylococcus aureus (SA) strain, spa- type t408, at the neonatal and gynaecology ward of the Jeroe...

    Authors: Maike Koningstein, Leon Groen, Kathelijn Geraats-Peters, Suzanne Lutgens, Ariene Rietveld, Petr Jira, Jan Kluytmans, Sabine C de Greeff, Mirjam Hermans and Peter M Schneeberger

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2012 1:37

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  10. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    Our prospective-audit-and-feedback antimicrobial stewardship (AS) program for hematology and oncology inpatients was switched from one led by dedicated clinicians to a rotating team of infectious diseases trai...

    Authors: Chay Leng Yeo, Jia En Wu, Gladys Wei-Teng Chung, Douglas Su-Gin Chan, Dale Fisher and Li Yang Hsu

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2012 1:36

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  11. Content type: Research

    The antimicrobial effects of a coating of molybdenum trioxide (MoO3) has been recently described. The metalloacid material produces oxonium ions (H3O+), which creates an acidic pH that is an effective, non specif...

    Authors: Nathalie Tétault, Houssein Gbaguidi-Haore, Xavier Bertrand, Roland Quentin and Nathalie van der Mee-Marquet

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2012 1:35

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  12. Content type: Research

    Studies frequently use nasal swabs to determine Staphylococcus aureus carriage. Self-sampling would be extremely useful in an outhospital research situation, but has not been studied in a healthy population. We s...

    Authors: Brigitte AGL van Cleef, Miranda van Rijen, Marianne Ferket and Jan AJW Kluytmans

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2012 1:34

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  13. Content type: Research

    Knowledge of the burden of healthcare-associated infections (HAI) and antibiotic resistance is important for resource allocation in infection control. Although national surveillance networks do not routinely c...

    Authors: Mari Kanerva, Jukka Ollgren, Antti J Hakanen and Outi Lyytikäinen

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2012 1:33

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  14. Content type: Research

    The global increase in multidrug resistance of Acinetobacter spp. has created widespread problems in the treatment of patients in intensive care units (ICUs) of hospitals. To assess the sensitivity of Acinetobact...

    Authors: Mohammad Reza Shakibaie, Saied Adeli and Mohammad Hosain Salehi

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2012 1:1

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  15. Content type: Research

    Antimicrobial stewardship has been promoted as a key strategy for coping with the problems of antimicrobial resistance and Clostridium difficile. Despite the current call for stewardship in community hospitals, i...

    Authors: Donald F Storey, Perry G Pate, Autumn TT Nguyen and Fung Chang

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2012 1:32

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  16. Content type: Research

    Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) has been established as a significant health-care associated problem since its first isolation in Australia in 1994. In this study, we measured the point prevalence and ide...

    Authors: Surendra Karki, Leanne Houston, Gillian Land, Pauline Bass, Rosaleen Kehoe, Sue Borrell, Kerrie Watson, Denis Spelman, Jacqueline Kennon, Glenys Harrington and Allen C Cheng

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2012 1:31

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  17. Content type: Research

    To guide policy and control measures, decent scientific data are needed for a comprehensive assessment of epidemiological, clinical and virological characteristics of the First Few hundred (FF100) cases. We di...

    Authors: Arianne B van Gageldonk-Lafeber, Marianne AB van der Sande, Adam Meijer, Ingrid HM Friesema, Gé A Donker, Johan Reimerink, Mirna Robert-Du Ry van Beest Holle, Jan M Prins, Leslie Isken, François G Schellevis and Mariken IM van der Lubben

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2012 1:30

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  18. Content type: Research

    Carbapenem resistant Enterobacteriaceae is a worldwide threat, with increasing prevalence in many countries. Restricted usage of higher end antibiotics, especially carbapenem is of great importance in tackling th...

    Authors: A Ghafur, V Nagvekar, S Thilakavathy, K Chandra, R Gopalakrishnan and PR Vidyalakshmi

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2012 1:29

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  19. Content type: Research

    Surveillance of healthcare-associated infections (HAI) is a valuable measure to decrease infection rates. Across Europe, inter-country comparisons of HAI rates seem limited because some countries use US defini...

    Authors: Sonja Hansen, Dorit Sohr, Christine Geffers, Pascal Astagneau, Alexander Blacky, Walter Koller, Ingrid Morales, Maria Luisa Moro, Mercedes Palomar, Emese Szilagyi, Carl Suetens and Petra Gastmeier

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2012 1:28

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  20. Content type: Research

    Hospital beds are potential reservoirs of bacteria in hospitals. Preventing contamination of the bed and providing a cleaner surface should help prevent hospital-acquired infections (HAIs). Most hospital beds ...

    Authors: Edmond A Hooker, Steven Allen, Larry Gray and Cynthia Kaufman

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2012 1:27

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  21. Content type: Research

    The German national nosocomial infection surveillance system, KISS, has a component for very low birth weight (VLBW) infants (called NEO-KISS) which changed from a system with voluntary participation and confi...

    Authors: Frank Schwab, Petra Gastmeier, Brar Piening and Christine Geffers

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2012 1:24

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  22. Content type: Research

    Sepsis is one of the most common causes of morbidity and mortality in the newborn. Early diagnosis and treatment is vital to improve outcome. The present study was therefore carried out to determine the useful...

    Authors: Boma A West, Oliemen Peterside, Rosemary O Ugwu and Augusta U Eneh

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2012 1:22

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  23. Content type: Research

    Vancomycin-resistant isolates of E. faecalis and E. faecium are of special concern and patients at risk of acquiring a VRE colonization/infection include also intensively-cared neonates. We describe here an ongoi...

    Authors: Guido Werner, Ingo Klare, Carola Fleige, Uta Geringer, Wolfgang Witte, Heinz-Michael Just and Renate Ziegler

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2012 1:21

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  24. Content type: Research

    Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is a common cause of diarrhoea in hospitalised patients. Around the world, the incidence and severity of CDI appears to be increasing, particularly in the northern hemisphere...

    Authors: Brett G Mitchell and Anne Gardner

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2012 1:20

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  25. Content type: Research

    Daptomycin non-susceptible enterococci (DNSE) are emerging as an important cause of healthcare-associated infection, however little is known about the epidemiology of DNSE. At the University of Iowa Hospitals ...

    Authors: Jeremy C Storm, Daniel J Diekema, Jennifer S Kroeger, Sarah J Johnson and Birgir Johannsson

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2012 1:19

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  26. Content type: Research

    In France, the proportion of MRSA has been over 25% since 2000. Prevention of hospital-acquired (HA) MRSA spread is based on isolation precautions and antibiotic stewardship. At our institution, before 2000, t...

    Authors: Annie Chalfine, Marie-Dominique Kitzis, Yvonnick Bezie, Adel Benali, Laurence Perniceni, Jean-Claude Nguyen, Marie Françoise Dumay, Jacqueline Gonot, Gilles Rejasse, Fred Goldstein, Jean Carlet and Benoît Misset

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2012 1:18

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  27. Content type: Research

    The occurrence of a respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) outbreak in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is related to unfavorable outcomes, as this infection can lead to respiratory distress and death in prema...

    Authors: Camila de A Silva, Lívio Dias, Sandra R Baltieri, Tatiane T Rodrigues, Neusa Brandolise Takagi and Rosana Richtmann

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2012 1:16

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  28. Content type: Research

    Intravenous cannulation is undertaken in a high proportion of hospitalised patients. Much international attention has been given to the use of care bundles to reduce the incidence of infection in these patient...

    Authors: Bryony Dean Franklin, Vashist Deelchand, Matthew Cooke, Alison Holmes and Charles Vincent

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2012 1:15

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  29. Content type: Research

    It is believed that Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) contributes to a prolongation of length of stay (LOS). Recent literature suggests that models previously used to determine LOS due to infection have overe...

    Authors: Brett G Mitchell and Anne Gardner

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2012 1:14

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  30. Content type: Research

    Cockroaches have been described as potential vectors for various pathogens for decades; although studies from neonatal intensive care units are scarce. This study assessed the vector potential of cockroaches (...

    Authors: Birkneh Tilahun, Bogale Worku, Erdaw Tachbele, Simegn Terefe, Helmut Kloos and Worku Legesse

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2012 1:12

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  31. Content type: Editorial

    Resistance to antibiotics has increased dramatically over the past few years and has now reached a level that places future patients in real danger. Microorganisms such as Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoni...

    Authors: Jean Carlet, Vincent Jarlier, Stephan Harbarth, Andreas Voss, Herman Goossens and Didier Pittet

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2012 1:11

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  32. Content type: Research

    Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris (APHP), the largest public health care institution in France (38 hospitals, 23,000 beds, serving 11.6 millions inhabitants) launched in 1993 a long term programme to contr...

    Authors: Sandra Fournier, Christian Brun-Buisson and Vincent Jarlier

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2012 1:9

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  33. Content type: Research

    Two MRSA surveillance components exist within the German national nosocomial infection surveillance system KISS: one for the whole hospital (i.e. only hospital based data and no rates for individual units) and...

    Authors: Petra Gastmeier, Frank Schwab, Iris Chaberny and Christine Geffers

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2012 1:8

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  34. Content type: Short report

    The Scottish Antimicrobial Prescribing Group (SAPG) was established by the Scottish Government in 2008 to lead the first national initiative to actively address antimicrobial stewardship. Healthcare associated...

    Authors: Dilip Nathwani, Jacqueline Sneddon, Andrea Patton and William Malcolm

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2012 1:7

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  35. Content type: Research

    Hospital-associated infections (HAIs) are associated with a considerable burden of disease and direct costs greater than $17 billion. The pathogens that cause the majority of serious HAIs are Enterococcus faecium...

    Authors: Seunghyug Kwon, Marin L Schweizer and Eli N Perencevich

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2012 1:5

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  36. Content type: Short report

    By analysing the data of the intensive care unit (ICU) component of the German national nosocomial infection surveillance system (KISS) during the last ten years, we have observed a steady increase in the MRSA...

    Authors: Petra Gastmeier, Frank Schwab, Michael Behnke and Christine Geffers

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2012 1:3

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