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  1. Antimicrobial materials or surfaces are advertised as part of infection prevention bundles. However, the efficacy of such antimicrobial surfaces has not been sufficiently investigated in hospitals. In this stu...

    Authors: Eva-Maria Klupp, Birte Knobling, Gefion Franke, Cristina Belmar Campos, Philipp M. Maurer and Johannes K. Knobloch
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:116
  2. Urinary tract infections caused by extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Escherichia coli (ESBL-E. coli) may occur as outbreaks due to common-source exposures. Yet, it is currently unknown if they clu...

    Authors: Eva Raphael, Pushkar P. Inamdar, Cheyenne Belmont, Salma Shariff-Marco, Alison J. Huang and Henry F. Chambers
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:115
  3. We aimed to develop a roadmap for conducting regular, sustainable, and strategic qualitative assessments of antibiotic use in medical institutions within the Republic of Korea.

    Authors: Se Yoon Park, Yong Chan Kim, Song Mi Moon, Bongyoung Kim, Raeseok Lee and Hong Bin Kim
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:114
  4. Healthcare-associated infections in long-term care are associated with substantial morbidity and mortality. While infection prevention and control (IPC) guidelines are well-defined in the acute care setting, e...

    Authors: Nando Bloch, Jasmin Männer, Céline Gardiol, Philipp Kohler, Jacqueline Kuhn, Thomas Münzer, Matthias Schlegel, Stefan P. Kuster and Domenica Flury
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:113
  5. Coagulase-Negative Staphylococci (CoNS) are opportunistic and nosocomial pathogens. The excessive use of antimicrobial agents, including antiseptics, represents one of the world’s major public health problems. Th...

    Authors: Enas Mamdouh Hefzy, Tharwat E. E. Radwan, Basma M. M. Hozayen, Eman E. Mahmoud and Mahmoud A. F. Khalil
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:110
  6. Authors: Jemal Assefa, Gedefaw Diress Alen and Seteamlak Adane
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:109

    The original article was published in Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:136

  7. Authors: Chris Painter, Dian Faradiba, Kinanti Khansa Chavarina, Ella Nanda Sari, Yot Teerawattananon, Kristina Aluzaite and Aparna Ananthakrishnan
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:108

    The original article was published in Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:69

  8. Authors: Chen Shi, Margaret O’Donoghue, Lin Yang, Hilda Tsang, Jing Chen, Jing Zou, Jing Qin, Yim-Wah Mak, Didier Pittet, Yao Jie Xie, Timothy Lai, Chen Li and Jiannong Cao
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:107

    The original article was published in Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:85

  9. We aimed to evaluate the association between post-appendectomy SSI rates and the two most commonly used regimens for perioperative antimicrobial prophylaxis in Swiss children.

    Authors: Isabella Bielicki, Hanna Schmid, Andrew Atkinson, Christian R. Kahlert, Christoph Berger, Nicolas Troillet, Jonas Marschall and Julia A. Bielicki
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:106
  10. To compare intravenous (IV) amoxicillin/clavulanic acid (A/CA) to IV cefuroxime plus metronidazole (C + M) for preventing surgical site infections (SSI) in colorectal surgery.

    Authors: Elisavet Stavropoulou, Andrew Atkinson, Marie-Christine Eisenring, Christoph A. Fux, Jonas Marschall, Laurence Senn and Nicolas Troillet
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:105
  11. To determine the overall and procedure-specific incidence of surgical site infections (SSI) caused by Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) as well as risk factors for such across all surgical disciplines in Europe.

    Authors: Sibylle C. Mellinghoff, Caroline Bruns, Markus Albertsmeier, Juliane Ankert, Louis Bernard, Sofia Budin, Camille Bataille, Annika Y. Classen, Florian B. Cornely, Elodie Couvé-Deacon, Maria Fernandez Ferrer, Jesús Fortún, Alicia Galar, Eva Grill, Thomas Guimard, Jürgen A. Hampl…
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:104
  12. Electronic continuous surveillance databases are ideal for monitoring antibiotic use (ABU) in hospitalised patients for antibiotic stewardship programmes (ASP). However, such databases are scarce in low-resour...

    Authors: Tiyani Comfort Mthombeni, Johanita Riétte Burger, Martha Susanna Lubbe and Marlene Julyan
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:103
  13. There is concern that the COVID-19 pandemic altered the management of common infections in primary care. This study aimed to evaluate infection-coded consultation rates and antibiotic use during the pandemic a...

    Authors: Ya-Ting Yang, Xiaomin Zhong, Ali Fahmi, Simon Watts, Darren M. Ashcroft, Jon Massey, Louis Fisher, Brian MacKenna, Amir Mehrkar, Sebastian C. J. Bacon, Ben Goldacre, Kieran Hand, Tjeerd van Staa and Victoria Palin
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:102
  14. Perioperative preventive measures are important to further reduce the rate of periprosthetic joint infections (PJI) in patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty (THA). During THA surgery, joint capsule suture...

    Authors: Thomas J. A. van Schaik, Maurits P. A. van Meer, Lex D. de Jong, Jon H. M. Goosen, Matthijs P. Somford and Job L. C. van Susante
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:101
  15. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is on the rise worldwide. Tools such as dynamic regression (DR) models can correlate antimicrobial consumption (AMC) with AMR and predict future trends to help implement antimicr...

    Authors: Paul Laffont-Lozes, Romaric Larcher, Florian Salipante, Geraldine Leguelinel-Blache, Catherine Dunyach-Remy, Jean-Philippe Lavigne, Albert Sotto and Paul Loubet
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:100

    The Correction to this article has been published in Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:33

  16. Infections and sepsis are the leading causes of death in intensive care units (ICUs). Antimicrobial agent selection is challenging because the intervention is directly related to the outcome, and the problem o...

    Authors: Taikan Nanao, Hideo Nishizawa and Junichi Fujimoto
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:99
  17. Few studies have assessed whether the increased SARS-CoV-2 risk of healthcare workers (HCW) is carried on to their household contacts. Within a prospective HCW cohort, we assessed the SARS-CoV-2 risk of househ...

    Authors: Philipp Kohler, Tamara Dörr, Andrée Friedl, Reto Stocker, Danielle Vuichard, Stefan P. Kuster and Christian R. Kahlert
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:98
  18. Elizabethkingia anophelis is a multi-drug resistant emerging opportunistic pathogen with a high mortality rate, causing healthcare-associated outbreaks worldwide.

    Authors: Lisa Mallinckrodt, Robert Huis in ’t Veld, Sigrid Rosema, Andreas Voss and Erik Bathoorn
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:97
  19. Automated surveillance methods that re-use electronic health record data are considered an attractive alternative to traditional manual surveillance. However, surveillance algorithms need to be thoroughly vali...

    Authors: Suzanne D. van der Werff, Janneke D.M. Verberk, Christian Buchli, Maaike S.M. van Mourik and Pontus Nauclér
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:96
  20. Biofilms are ubiquitous in healthcare settings. By nature, biofilms are less susceptible to antimicrobials and are associated with healthcare-associated infections (HAI). Resistance of biofilm to antimicrobial...

    Authors: Jean-Yves Maillard and Isabella Centeleghe
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:95
  21. As today’s most prevalent and costly healthcare-associated infection, hospital-onset Clostridioides difficile infection (HO-CDI) represents a major threat to patient safety world-wide. This review will discuss ho...

    Authors: Philip C. Carling, Michael F. Parry and Russell Olmstead
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:94
  22. Hand hygiene (HH) is a fundamental component of infection prevention and control in healthcare settings. This study aimed to identify knowledge, attitude, and barriers to HH according to occupational groups an...

    Authors: Jaewoong Kim, Shi Nae Yu, Yeon Su Jeong, Jin Hwa Kim, Min Hyok Jeon, Tark Kim, Eun Ju Choo, Eunjung Lee, Tae Hyong Kim and Se Yoon Park
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:93
  23. To minimize environmental colonization by microorganisms that may persist and thrive in healthcare settings, thus reducing healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), new insights over already known biocides are ...

    Authors: Luis Cobrado, Elisabete Ricardo, Patricia Ramalho, Angela Rita Fernandes and Acacio Goncalves Rodrigues
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:92
  24. The emerging opportunistic fungal pathogen Candida auris raises significant concerns for public health due to its outbreak potential, the associated high mortality, increased resistance to antifungals, challengin...

    Authors: Adriana Mihaela Stanciu, Dragoș Florea, Marius Surleac, Simona Paraschiv, Dan Oțelea, Daniela Tălăpan and Gabriel Adrian Popescu
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:91
  25. A strong understanding of infection prevention and control (IPC) procedures and comprehensive training among healthcare workers is essential for effective IPC programs. These elements play a crucial role in br...

    Authors: Rima Moghnieh, Amal Saif Al-Maani, Jana Berro, Nour Ibrahim, Rana Attieh, Dania Abdallah, Jameela Al-Ajmi, Dhouha Hamdani, Najiba Abdulrazzaq, Abeer Omar, Safa Al-Khawaja, Rami Al-Abadla, Salam Al-Ratrout, Mohammad Gharaibeh, Zakaria Abdelrahim, Hiba Azrag…
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:90
  26. Fragile and conflict-affected settings bear a disproportionate burden of antimicrobial resistance, due to the compounding effects of weak health policies, disrupted medical supply chains, and lack of knowledge...

    Authors: Claudia Truppa, Beatriz Alonso, Kate Clezy, Carole Deglise, Carole Dromer, Silvia Garelli, Carolina Jimenez, Rupa Kanapathipillai, Mohamad Khalife and Ernestina Repetto
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:89
  27. Population based surveillance of surgical site infections (SSIs) requires precise case-finding strategies. We sought to develop and validate machine learning models to automate the process of complex (deep inc...

    Authors: Guosong Wu, Cheligeer Cheligeer, Danielle A. Southern, Elliot A. Martin, Yuan Xu, Jenine Leal, Jennifer Ellison, Kathryn Bush, Tyler Williamson, Hude Quan and Cathy A. Eastwood
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:88
  28. Intravascular catheter infections are associated with adverse clinical outcomes. However, a significant proportion of these infections are preventable. Evaluations of the performance of automated surveillance ...

    Authors: Jean-Marie Januel, Nasim Lotfinejad, Rebecca Grant, Sarah Tschudin-Sutter, Peter W. Schreiber, Bruno Grandbastien, Philipp Jent, Elia Lo Priore, Alexandra Scherrer, Stephan Harbarth, Gaud Catho and Niccolò Buetti
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:87
  29. Vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, identified as a “high priority antibiotic-resistant pathogen” by the World Health Organization, poses a significant threat to human health. This systematic review and m...

    Authors: Melaku Ashagrie Belete, Alemu Gedefie, Ermiyas Alemayehu, Habtu Debash, Ousman Mohammed, Daniel Gebretsadik, Hussen Ebrahim and Mihret Tilahun
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:86
  30. Few studies have investigated how the effectiveness of hand washing in removing hand contaminants is influenced by the performance and duration of each step involved. We conducted an observational study by rec...

    Authors: Chen Shi, Margaret O’Donoghue, Lin Yang, Hilda Tsang, Jing Chen, Jing Zou, Jing Qin, Yim-Wah Mak, Didier Pittet, Yao Jie Xie, Timothy Lai, Chen Li and Jiannong Cao
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:85

    The Correction to this article has been published in Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:107

  31. The COVID-19 pandemic disproportionately impacted long-term care and assisted living (LTC/AL) facilities in Canada, where infection prevention and control (IPAC) programs had been suboptimal. We aimed to ident...

    Authors: Jocelyn A. Srigley, Brooke Cheng, Jun Chen Collet, Tara Donovan Towell, Guanghong Han, Dave Keen, Ka Wai Leung, Julie Mori and R. Ayesha Ali
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:84
  32. The aim of this study was to describe the time series of broad-spectrum antibiotic utilisation and incidence of antibiotic-resistant organisms during the implementation of antimicrobial stewardship programmes ...

    Authors: Tat Ming Ng, Li Wei Ang, Shi Thong Heng, Andrea Lay-Hoon Kwa, Jia En Wu, Xue Fen Valerie Seah, Siok Ying Lee, Jonathan Seah, Robin Choo, Poh Lian Lim, Koh Cheng Thoon, Maciej Piotr Chlebicki, Jyoti Somani, Tau Hong Lee and David C. Lye
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:82
  33. The importance of hospital cleaning for controlling healthcare-associated infection (HAI) has taken years to acknowledge. This is mainly because the removal of dirt is inextricably entwined with gender and soc...

    Authors: Stephanie J. Dancer
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:80
  34. Vancomycin-resistant Enterococci (VRE) infections are recurrently reported in different parts of India in the last two decades. However, an up-to-date, countrywide information concerning the prevalence and the ra...

    Authors: Emily Smout, Navaneethan Palanisamy and Sabeel P Valappil
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:79
  35. The rising prevalence of vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) is a matter of concern in hospital settings across Europe without a distinct geographical pattern. In this scoping review, we compared the epidem...

    Authors: Cansu Cimen, Matthijs S. Berends, Erik Bathoorn, Mariëtte Lokate, Andreas Voss, Alex W. Friedrich, Corinna Glasner and Axel Hamprecht
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:78
  36. Contact investigation is an important tool to identify unrecognized patients who are colonized with antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Many Dutch hospitals include already discharged contact patients by sending th...

    Authors: Anneloes van Veen, Dominique L. A. Lescure, Suzanne J. C. Verhaegh, Inge de Goeij, Vicki Erasmus, Ed F. van Beeck, Aimée Tjon-a-Tsien, José Splinter, Jan C. Christiaanse, Marjolein Damen, Elisabeth G. W. Huijskens, Sunita Paltansing, Michiel van Rijn, Jacobien Veenemans, Margreet C. Vos and Juliëtte A. Severin
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:77
  37. Infection prevention and control (IPC) is based on the activity of specialized, trained and highly qualified personnel, especially infection control nurses (ICNs). Effective implementation of IPC procedures de...

    Authors: Dorota Jaślan, Jerzy Rosiński, Marta Wałaszek, Renata Majewska, Anna Szczypta, Jadwiga Wójkowska-Mach and Anna Różańska
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:76
  38. Ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt infections in adults represent a severe complication and make treatment more challenging. Therefore, drug susceptibility patterns are crucial for therapeutic decisions and infec...

    Authors: Amina Akram Asif, Khalid Mahmood, Saba Riaz, Timothy McHugh and Sikander Sultan
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:75
  39. Central venous catheters (CVCs) and peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs), have been widely used as intravascular devices in critically ill patients. However, they might evoke complications, such as...

    Authors: Vassiliki Pitiriga, John Bakalis, Kalliopi Theodoridou, Evangelia Dimitroulia, George Saroglou and Athanasios Tsakris
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:74
  40. Higher resistance rates of > 20% have been noted in Enterobacteriaceae urinary isolates towards ciprofloxacin and co-trimoxazole (C + C) in Singapore, compared with amoxicillin-clavulanate and nitrofurantoin (AC ...

    Authors: Sky Wei Chee Koh, Tracy Si Min Ng, Victor Weng Keong Loh, Jun Cong Goh, Si Hui Low, Wei Zhi Tan, Hung Chew Wong, Pradeep Durai, Louisa Jin Sun, Doris Young and Paul Anantharajah Tambyah
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:73
  41. Primary care is a critical partner for antimicrobial stewardship efforts given its high human antibiotic usage. Peer comparison audit and feedback (A&F) is often used to reduce inappropriate antibiotic prescri...

    Authors: Kevin L. Schwartz, Alice X. T. Xu, Sarah Alderson, Lars Bjerrum, Jamie Brehaut, Benjamin C. Brown, Heiner C. Bucher, An De Sutter, Nick Francis, Jeremy Grimshaw, Ronny Gunnarsson, Sigurd Hoye, Noah Ivers, Donna M. Lecky, Morten Lindbæk, Jeffrey A. Linder…
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:72
  42. Disinfectant towelettes are increasingly being used as a means to prevent transmission of clinically important pathogens which could lead to healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). However, the efficacy of di...

    Authors: Alyssa M. Kelley, Maxwell G. Voorn, Geraldine M. Tembo, Connor M. Horn, Xiaobao Li, Peter J. Teska and Haley F. Oliver
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:71
  43. Vaccination can prevent bacterial and viral infections that could otherwise increase the chances of receiving (unnecessary) antibiotic treatment(s). As a result, vaccination may provide an important public hea...

    Authors: Lotte van Heuvel, John Paget, Michel Dückers and Saverio Caini
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:70
  44. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is accelerated by widespread and inappropriate use of antimicrobials. Many countries, including those in low- and middle- income contexts, have started implementing interventions...

    Authors: Chris Painter, Dian Faradiba, Kinanti Khansa Chavarina, Ella Nanda Sari, Yot Teerawattananon, Kristina Aluzaite and Aparna Ananthakrishnan
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:69

    The Correction to this article has been published in Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:108

  45. This study aimed to assess the role of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) bioluminescence level monitoring for identifying reservoirs of the outbreak pathogen during two consecutive outbreaks caused by Enterococcus fae...

    Authors: Ye Ji Kim, Min Yeong Hong, Hyun Mi Kang, Sook Kyung Yum, Young Ah Youn, Dong-Gun Lee and Jin Han Kang
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:68
  46. Antibiotic resistance is a significant public health problem and is responsible for high mortality in children and new-borns. Strengthening the rational use of antibiotics and improving the quality and access ...

    Authors: Grace Mambula, Deborah Nanjebe, Aurelia Munene, Ousmane Guindo, Aichatou Salifou, Abdoul-Aziz Mamaty, Susan Rattigan, Sally Ellis, Nathalie Khavessian, Rob W van der Pluijm, Caroline Marquer, Irene Aicha Adehossi and Céline Langendorf
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:67