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  1. Content type: Research

    The optimal decontamination method for needle-free connectors is still unresolved. The objective of this study was to determine if a continuous passive disinfection cap is as effective as standard cleaning for...

    Authors: Anna L. Casey, Tarja J. Karpanen, Peter Nightingale and Tom S. J. Elliott

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:50

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  2. Content type: Research

    The study aimed to evaluate the distribution of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), the incidence rates and device utilization ratio (DUR) of device-associated infections (DAIs), as well as the distributi...

    Authors: Aida Bianco, Maria Simona Capano, Valentina Mascaro, Claudia Pileggi and Maria Pavia

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:48

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  3. Content type: Research

    Transmission of healthcare-associated infections caused by antibiotic- and multi-drug resistant (MDR) pathogens (e.g. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Pseudomonas aeruginosa) are a major concer...

    Authors: Alyssa M. West, Peter J. Teska, Caitlinn B. Lineback and Haley F. Oliver

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:49

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  4. Content type: Research

    Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a growing public health problem across the world. As the negative consequences of AMR become apparent at local, national and international levels, more attention is being focu...

    Authors: Matt Smith, Caroline King, Mark Davis, Adele Dickson, Jeni Park, Fraser Smith, Kay Currie and Paul Flowers

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:46

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  5. Content type: Research

    Antibiotic resistance of environmental Escherichia coli in hospitals could be increased due to extensive use of biocides resulting in serious infections. In this study, the prevalence of antibiotic resistance of ...

    Authors: Bothyna Ghanem and Randa Nayef Haddadin

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:47

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  6. Content type: Review

    Outbreaks of healthcare-associated fungal infections have repeatedly been described over recent years, often caused by new or uncommon species. Candida auris, a recently described multidrug-resistant yeast specie...

    Authors: Marie-Elisabeth Bougnoux, Sophie Brun and Jean-Ralph Zahar

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:45

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  7. Content type: Research

    Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium (VRE) is a leading cause of hospital-acquired infections. New, presumably better-adapted strains of VRE appear unpredictably; it is uncertain how they spread despite impr...

    Authors: Andrew A. Mahony, Andrew H. Buultjens, Susan A. Ballard, Elizabeth A. Grabsch, Shirley Xie, Torsten Seemann, Rhonda L. Stuart, Despina Kotsanas, Allen Cheng, Helen Heffernan, Sally A. Roberts, Geoffrey W. Coombs, Narin Bak, John K. Ferguson, Glen C. Carter, Benjamin P. Howden…

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:44

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  8. Content type: Research

    We developed a personalised antimicrobial information module co-designed with patients. This study aimed to evaluate the potential impact of this patient-centred intervention on short-term knowledge and unders...

    Authors: Timothy M. Rawson, Luke S. P. Moore, Enrique Castro-Sanchez, Esmita Charani, Bernard Hernandez, Vivian Alividza, Fran Husson, Christofer Toumazou, Raheelah Ahmad, Pantelis Georgiou and Alison H. Holmes

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:43

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  9. Content type: Research

    Postoperative central nervous system infections (PCNSIs) represent a serious complication, and the timely use of antibiotics guided by the identification of the causative pathogens and their antibiotic sensiti...

    Authors: Jian-bo Chang, Hao Wu, He Wang, Bai-tao Ma, Ren-zhi Wang and Jun-ji Wei

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:41

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  10. Content type: Research

    To determine the prevalence of intestinal S. aureus colonization of patients at a large teaching hospital and determine the molecular characteristics of the identified strains. The second objective of this resear...

    Authors: A. E. Kates, D. Thapaliya, T. C. Smith and M. L. Chorazy

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:42

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  11. Content type: Short report

    Clostridium difficile infection is an important cause of morbidity and mortality but the optimal method of diagnosis for both patient management and infection prevention remains controversial.

    Authors: E. Casari, C. De Luca, M. Calabrò, C. Scuderi, C. Daleno and A. Ferrario

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:40

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  12. Content type: Short report

    In this study, the draft genome sequences of two different carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii clinical strains isolated from the same blood culture sample of an Iranian patient were determined. The stra...

    Authors: Linda Hadjadj, Saeed Shoja, Seydina M. Diene and Jean-Marc Rolain

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:39

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  13. Content type: Research

    Infection control needs user-friendly standardized instruments to measure the compliance to guidelines and to implement targeted improvement actions. This abstract describes a tool to measure the quality of in...

    Authors: Ina Willemsen and Jan Kluytmans

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:38

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  14. Content type: Review

    Identifying the source of an outbreak is the most crucial aspect of any outbreak investigation. In this review, we address the frequently discussed question of whether (rectal) screening of health care workers...

    Authors: Nikos Ulrich, Petra Gastmeier and Ralf-Peter Vonberg

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:36

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  15. Content type: Research

    Administration of antimicrobials to food-producing animals is regarded as a major contributor to the overall emergence of resistance in bacteria worldwide. However, few data are available on global antimicrobi...

    Authors: G. Ström, S. Boqvist, A. Albihn, L.-L. Fernström, A. Andersson Djurfeldt, S. Sokerya, T. Sothyra and U. Magnusson

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:35

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  16. Content type: Research

    Environmental cleaning is a fundamental principle of infection control in health care settings. We determined whether implementing separated environmental cleaning management measures in MICU reduced the densi...

    Authors: Swee Siang Wong, Cheng Hua Huang, Chiu Chu Yang, Yi Pei Hsieh, Chen Ni Kuo, Yi Ru Chen and Li Ching Chen

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:34

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  17. Content type: Research

    Rationale and aims of the study were to compare colonization frequencies with MDR bacteria isolated from LTCF residents in three different Northern Italian regions, to investigate risk factors for colonization...

    Authors: Elisabetta Nucleo, Mariasofia Caltagirone, Vittoria Mattioni Marchetti, Roberto D’Angelo, Elena Fogato, Massimo Confalonieri, Camilla Reboli, Albert March, Ferisa Sleghel, Gertrud Soelva, Elisabetta Pagani, Richard Aschbacher, Roberta Migliavacca and Laura Pagani

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:33

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  18. Content type: Research

    Emergence of multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa is of global concern. We aimed to identify epidemiological relationships, the most common way of transmission, and risk factors for presence of Verona Integ...

    Authors: Anne F. Voor in ‘t holt, Juliëtte A. Severin, Margot B. H. Hagenaars, Inge de Goeij, Diederik Gommers and Margreet C. Vos

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:32

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  19. Content type: Review

    The objective of this review is to provide a comprehensive overview of the different types of economic evaluations that can be utilized by Infection Prevention and Control practitioners with a particular focus...

    Authors: Elissa Rennert-May, John Conly, Jenine Leal, Stephanie Smith and Braden Manns

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:31

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  20. Content type: Research

    Antibiotic misuse in food-producing animals is potentially associated with human acquisition of multidrug-resistant (MDR; resistance to ≥ 3 drug classes) bacteria via the food chain. We aimed to determine if M...

    Authors: Jade E. McLellan, Joshua I. Pitcher, Susan A. Ballard, Elizabeth A. Grabsch, Jan M. Bell, Mary Barton and M. Lindsay Grayson

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:30

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  21. Content type: Research

    Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) systems are gaining popularity, however objective comparisons of their characteristics are lacking. While environmental cultures and reduction of hospital-associated i...

    Authors: Vincent Masse, Michael J. Hartley, Michael B. Edmond and Daniel J. Diekema

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:29

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  22. Content type: Research

    South-Asia is known as a hub for multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacteria. Unfortunately, proper surveillance and documentation of MDR pathogens is lacking in Pakistan. The alarming increase in the prevalence of ext...

    Authors: Samyyia Abrar, Shahida Hussain, Rehan Ahmad Khan, Noor Ul Ain, Hayat Haider and Saba Riaz

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:26

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  23. Content type: Guidelines article

    The Asia Pacific Society of Infection Control launched its revised Guidelines for Disinfection and Sterilization of Instruments in Health Care Facilities in February 2017. This document describes the guideline...

    Authors: Moi Lin Ling, Patricia Ching, Ammar Widitaputra, Alison Stewart, Nanthipha Sirijindadirat and Le Thi Anh Thu

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:25

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  24. Content type: Review

    Policy makers and governments are calling for coordination to address the crisis emerging from the ineffectiveness of current antibiotics and stagnated pipe-line of new ones – antimicrobial resistance (AMR). W...

    Authors: Gabriel Birgand, Enrique Castro-Sánchez, Sonja Hansen, Petra Gastmeier, Jean-Christophe Lucet, Ewan Ferlie, Alison Holmes and Raheelah Ahmad

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:28

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  25. Content type: Research

    Ivermectin is an endectocide against many parasites. Though being a macrocyclic lactone, its activity against bacteria has been less known, possibly due to the fact that micromolar concentrations at tissue lev...

    Authors: Shoaib Ashraf, Umer Chaudhry, Ali Raza, Debasri Ghosh and Xin Zhao

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:27

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  26. Content type: Research

    This study aimed to estimate the prevalence of methicillin-susceptible and -resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA and MRSA) and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis (MRSE) nasopharyngeal carriage amon...

    Authors: Sheila de Benito, Luis Alou, Ricardo Becerro-de-Bengoa-Vallejo, Marta Elena Losa-Iglesias, María Luisa Gómez-Lus, Luis Collado and David Sevillano

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:24

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  27. Content type: Research

    Antibiotic resistance (ABR) is a serious threat that requires coordinated global intervention to prevent its spread. There is limited data from the English-speaking Caribbean.

    Authors: Alison Nicholson, Ingrid Tennant, Livingston White, Camille-Ann Thoms-Rodriguez, Loraine Cook, Stephen Johnson, Tamara Thompson, Jasper Barnett and Lundie Richards

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:23

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:77

  28. Content type: Case Report

    Acinetobacter baumannii nosocomial ventriculitis/meningitis, especially those due to drug-resistant strains, has substantially increased over recent years. However, limited therapeutic options exist for the Acine...

    Authors: Wei Guo, Shao-Chun Guo, Min Li, Li-Hong Li and Yan Qu

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:22

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  29. Content type: Research

    Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is responsible for upper and lower respiratory tract infection in adults and children. Especially immunocompromised patients are at high risk for a severe course of infection,...

    Authors: Claas Baier, Sibylle Haid, Andreas Beilken, Astrid Behnert, Martin Wetzke, Richard J. P. Brown, Corinna Schmitt, Ella Ebadi, Gesine Hansen, Thomas F. Schulz, Thomas Pietschmann and Franz-Christoph Bange

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:21

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  30. Content type: Research

    Proper sterile processing is fundamental to safe surgical practice and optimal patient outcomes. Sterile processing practices in low and middle-income countries often fall short of recommended standards. The i...

    Authors: Olive Fast, Christina Fast, Dan Fast, Suzanne Veltjens, Zouliha Salami and Michelle White

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:20

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  31. Content type: Research

    Leech therapy in plastic/reconstructive microsurgery significantly improves a successful outcome of flap salvage but the drawback is a risk of severe infection that results in a drop of the salvage rates from ...

    Authors: Delphine Grau, Raphaël Masson, Maxime Villiet and Brigitte Lamy

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:19

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  32. Content type: Research

    The plasmid-encoded multidrug efflux pump oqxAB confers bacterial resistance primarily to olaquindox, quinolones, and chloramphenicol. The aims of this study were to investigate the prevalence of oqxAB among Esch...

    Authors: Baoguang Liu, Hua Wu, Yajun Zhai, Zhipei He, Huarun Sun, Tian Cai, Dandan He, Jianhua Liu, Shanmei Wang, Yushan Pan, Li Yuan and Gongzheng Hu

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:18

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  33. Content type: Research

    Bacterial infections have become more challenging to treat due to the emergence of multidrug-resistant pathogenic bacteria. Combined antibiotics prove to be a relatively effective method to control such resist...

    Authors: Yi-ming Wang, Ling-cong Kong, Jie Liu and Hong-xia Ma

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:17

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  34. Content type: Research

    The global rise and spread of antibiotic resistance is limiting the usefulness of antibiotics in the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases. The use of antibiotic stewardship programs guided by local ...

    Authors: Appiah-Korang Labi, Noah Obeng-Nkrumah, Edmund Tetteh Nartey, Stephanie Bjerrum, Nii Armah Adu-Aryee, Yaw Adjei Ofori-Adjei, Alfred E. Yawson and Mercy J. Newman

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:15

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  35. Content type: Research

    In the United States, 1.7 million immunocompromised patients contract a healthcare-associated infection, annually. These infections increase morbidity, mortality and costs of care. A relatively unexplored rout...

    Authors: Samantha D. Knowlton, Corey L. Boles, Eli N. Perencevich, Daniel J. Diekema and Matthew W. Nonnenmann

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:16

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  36. Content type: Research

    Patients submitted to hemodialysis therapy are more susceptible to infection, especially to infection by Gram-positive bacteria. Various research works have attempted to discover new antimicrobial agents from ...

    Authors: Rosimara Gonçalves Leite Vieira, Thaís da Silva Moraes, Larissa de Oliveira Silva, Thamires Chiquini Bianchi, Rodrigo Cassio Sola Veneziani, Sérgio Ricardo Ambrósio, Jairo Kenupp Bastos, Regina Helena Pires and Carlos Henrique Gomes Martins

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:14

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  37. Content type: Research

    The ongoing extended spectrum β-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBL-PE) pandemic has led to an increasing carbapenem use, requiring release of guidelines for carbapenem usage in France in late 2010. We s...

    Authors: Allison Muller, Xavier Bertrand, Anne-Marie Rogues, Muriel Péfau, Serge Alfandari, Rémy Gauzit, Catherine Dumartin and Houssein Gbaguidi-Haore

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:11

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  38. Content type: Research

    Cesarean surgical site infections (SSIs) can be prevented by proper preoperative antibiotic prophylaxis. Differences in antibiotic selection in clinical practice exist according to obstetricians’ preferences d...

    Authors: Srisuda Assawapalanggool, Nongyao Kasatpibal, Supatra Sirichotiyakul, Rajin Arora, Watcharin Suntornlimsiri and Anucha Apisarnthanarak

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:13

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  39. Content type: Short report

    An increased proportion of Gram-negative bacteria have recently been reported among etiologic agents of infection. In Poland, Acinetobacter baumannii is a big problem for hospitals, especially intensive care unit...

    Authors: Anna Różańska, Agnieszka Chmielarczyk, Dorota Romaniszyn, Grzegorz Majka and Małgorzata Bulanda

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:10

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  40. Content type: Research

    Acinetobacter species have become increasingly common in the intensive care units (ICU) over the past two decades, causing serious infections. At the American University of Beirut Medical Center, the incidence of...

    Authors: Zeina A. Kanafani, Nada Zahreddine, Ralph Tayyar, Jad Sfeir, George F. Araj, Ghassan M. Matar and Souha S. Kanj

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:9

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  41. Content type: Research

    Post-neurosurgical intracranial infections caused by multidrug-resistant or extensively drug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii are difficult to treat and associated with high mortality. In this study, we analyzed...

    Authors: Sijun Pan, Xiaofang Huang, Yesong Wang, Li Li, Changyun Zhao, Zhongxiang Yao, Wei Cui and Gensheng Zhang

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:8

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  42. Content type: Guidelines article

    Antimicrobial use in food-producing animals selects for antimicrobial resistance that can be transmitted to humans via food or other transmission routes. The World Health Organization (WHO) in 2005 ranked the ...

    Authors: Awa Aidara-Kane, Frederick J. Angulo, John M. Conly, Yuki Minato, Ellen K. Silbergeld, Scott A. McEwen and Peter J. Collignon

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:7

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  43. Content type: Correction

    The original article [1] contained an error whereby an erroneous article ID being displayed at the end of the title; the original article has now been corrected to remove this ID.

    Authors: Walter Zingg, Isabelle Soulake, Damien Baud, Benedikt Huttner, Riccardo Pfister, Gesuele Renzi, Didier Pittet, Jacques Schrenzel and Patrice Francois

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:6

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    The original article was published in Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2017 6:125

  44. Content type: Research

    Carbapenem-nonsusceptible A. baumannii-calcoaceticus complex have emerged worldwide, but the epidemiology in Indonesian hospitals has not been studied.

    Authors: Yulia Rosa Saharman, Anis Karuniawati, Rudyanto Sedono, Dita Aditianingsih, Pratiwi Sudarmono, Wil H. F. Goessens, Corné H. W. Klaassen, Henri A. Verbrugh and Juliëtte A. Severin

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:5

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  45. Content type: Research

    Inappropriate ordering and acquisition of urine cultures leads to unnecessary treatment of asymptomatic bacteriuria (ASB). Treatment of ASB contributes to antimicrobial resistance particularly among hospital-a...

    Authors: Robert Redwood, Mary Jo Knobloch, Daniela C. Pellegrini, Matthew J. Ziegler, Michael Pulia and Nasia Safdar

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:4

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  46. Content type: Research

    Data about the burden of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing microorganisms in Africa are limited. Our study aimed to estimate the prevalence of human faecal ESBL carriage in the community of an ...

    Authors: Stefan Erb, Lauren D’Mello-Guyett, Hamisi M. Malebo, Robert M. Njee, Fatuma Matwewe, Jeroen Ensink, Vladimira Hinic, Andreas Widmer and Reno Frei

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:3

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  47. Content type: Research

    Healthcare associated infection (HAI) is alarmingly increasing in low income settings. In Ethiopia, the burden of HAI is still not well described.

    Authors: Solomon Ali, Melkamu Birhane, Sisay Bekele, Gebre Kibru, Lule Teshager, Yonas Yilma, Yesuf Ahmed, Netsanet Fentahun, Henok Assefa, Mulatu Gashaw and Esayas Kebede Gudina

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:2

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  48. Content type: Research

    Nosocomial infections due to vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) have become a major problem during the last years. The purpose of this study was to investigate the economic burden of nosocomial VRE infections...

    Authors: Laura Puchter, Iris Freya Chaberny, Frank Schwab, Ralf-Peter Vonberg, Franz-Christoph Bange and Ella Ebadi

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:1

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