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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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

  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Neutropenic children with hematological diseases were associated with higher morbidity of carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae (CRE) blood-stream infection (BSI) or colonization. But it was still murky rega...

    Authors: Li-Peng Liu, Qing-Song Lin, Wen-Yu Yang, Xiao-Juan Chen, Fang Liu, Xia Chen, Yuan-Yuan Ren, Min Ruan, Yu-Mei Chen, Li Zhang, Yao Zou, Ye Guo and Xiao-Fan Zhu
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:66
  12. Surgical site infections (SSIs) affect around a third of patients undergoing surgeries worldwide, annually. It is heterogeneously distributed with a higher burden in low and middle-income countries. Although r...

    Authors: Anveshi Nayan, Bhakti Sarang, Monty Khajanchi, Nobhojit Roy, Gnanaraj Jesudian, Nandakumar Menon, Mulki Patil, Raman Kataria, Ravikumar Manoharan, Rajesh Tongaonkar, Ya Dev and Anita Gadgil
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:65
  13. One of the major drivers of the novel coronavirus (SARS‐CoV‐2) pandemic is community transmission. Nigeria, like other countries globally, took to strict preventive public health measures including good respir...

    Authors: Folasade T. Ogunsola, Chioma S. Ejekam, Mobolanle Balogun, Igwilo Ugonna, Oluwakemi Odukoya, Oyinlola Oduyebo, Wasiu L. Adeyemo, Rita O. Oladele and Sulaimon A. Akanmu
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:64
  14. Admission to a room previously occupied by patients carrying environmentally robust pathogens implies an increased risk of acquiring those pathogens. Therefore, ‘No-touch’ automated room disinfection systems, ...

    Authors: B. Knobling, G. Franke, C. Belmar Campos, H. Büttner, M. Christner, E. M. Klupp, P. M. Maurer and J. K. Knobloch
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:63
  15. Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacterales (CPE) poses a significant challenge to infection control in healthcare settings. Active screening is recommended to prevent intra-hospital CPE transmission.

    Authors: Sun Hee Park, Yunmi Yi, Woosuck Suh, Seul Ki Ji, Eunhee Han and Soyoung Shin
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:62
  16. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on healthcare including increased awareness of infection prevention and control (IPC). The aim of this study was to explore if the heightened awareness of IPC...

    Authors: Brett G Mitchell, Andrew J Stewardson, Lucille Kerr, John K Ferguson, Stephanie Curtis, Ljoudmila Busija, Michael J Lydeamore, Kirsty Graham and Philip L Russo
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:61
  17. Extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae (ESBL-KP) and Escherichia coli (ESBL-EC) present a high burden in both communities and healthcare sectors, leading to difficult-to-treat inf...

    Authors: Charity Wiafe Akenten, Neyaz Ahmed Khan, Joyce Mbwana, Ralf Krumkamp, Dennis Fosu, Ellis Kobina Paintsil, Kennedy Gyau Boahen, James Osei-Mensa, Oumou Maiga-Ascofare, Jürgen May, Kwasi Obiri-Danso, Richard Odame Phillips, Linda Aurelia Ofori and Denise Dekker
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:60
  18. Kazakhstan is developing a National Roadmap to strengthen its Infection Prevention and Control (IPC), but until recently has lacked a country-wide facility-level assessment of IPC performance gaps.

    Authors: Anna Deryabina, Ainur Aiypkhanova, Almat Juvashev, Kuanysh Alimbetov, Kanat Tekebayev, Getachew Kassa and Andrea A. Howard
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:59
  19. Accumulating evidence shows a role of the hospital wastewater system in the spread of multidrug-resistant organisms, such as carbapenemase producing Enterobacterales (CPE). Several sequential outbreaks of CPE on ...

    Authors: Hannelore Hamerlinck, Annelies Aerssens, Jerina Boelens, Andrea Dehaene, Michael McMahon, Anne-Sophie Messiaen, Stien Vandendriessche, Anja Velghe, Isabel Leroux-Roels and Bruno Verhasselt
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:58
  20. Clinical laboratories provide diagnostic testing services to support the effective delivery of care in today’s complex healthcare systems. Processing clinical material and the use of chemicals or radiation pre...

    Authors: Haifa Aldhamy, Gregory Maniatopoulos, Victoria L. McCune, Ilaf Mansi, Majid Althaqafy and Mark S. Pearce
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:57
  21. “Train-the-Trainers in hand hygiene” (TTT) is a standardized training to train infection prevention and control (IPC) practitioners with the aim to promote hand hygiene in health care according to the World He...

    Authors: Hiroki Saito, Koh Okamoto, Carolina Fankhauser, Ermira Tartari and Didier Pittet
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:56
  22. Antiseptic bathing did not reduce central-line (CL) associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) rates in intensive care units (ICU) according to a recent cluster randomised controlled trial (cRCT). However, this...

    Authors: Luisa A. Denkel, Frank Schwab, Jörg Clausmeyer, Michael Behnke, Jennifer Golembus, Solvy Wolke, Petra Gastmeier and Christine Geffers
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:55
  23. Authors: Zhilian Huang, Evonne Tay, Win Sen Kuan, Ling Tiah, Yanyi Weng, Hann Yee Tan, Eillyne Seow, Li Lee Peng and Angela Chow
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:54

    The original article was published in Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:24

  24. The Asia Pacific Society of Infection Control launched the Infection Prevention and Control Guidelines in July 2022. This document describes the guidelines and recommendations for safe practices in dental sett...

    Authors: M. L. Ling, P. Ching, J. Cheng, L. Lang, S. Liberali, P. Poon, Y. Shin and C. Sim
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:53
  25. The Asia Pacific Society of Infection Control launched the APSIC guide for prevention of catheter associated urinary tract infections in July 2022. It aims to highlight practical recommendations in a concise f...

    Authors: Moi Lin Ling, P. Ching, A. Apisarnthanarak, N. Jaggi, G. Harrington and S. M. Fong
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:52
  26. Authors: Iwona Gregorczyk-Maga, Anna Pałka, Mateusz Fiema, Michal Kania, Anna Kujawska, Paweł Maga, Estera Jachowicz-Matczak, Dorota Romaniszyn, Agnieszka Chmielarczyk, Barbara Żółtowska and Jadwiga Wójkowska-Mach
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:51

    The original article was published in Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:17

  27. Infectious diseases are among the leading causes of death worldwide. This is concerning because of the increasing capacity of the pathogens to develop antibiotic resistance. Antibiotic overuse and misuse remai...

    Authors: Lina Maarouf, Mohamed Amin, Benjamin A. Evans and Alaa Abouelfetouh
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:50
  28. Surveillance of surgical site infections (SSI) relies on access to data from various sources. Insights into the practices of German hospitals conducting SSI surveillance and their information technology (IT) i...

    Authors: Seven Johannes Sam Aghdassi, Hengameh Goodarzi, Alexander Gropmann, Jörg Clausmeyer, Christine Geffers, Brar Piening, Petra Gastmeier and Michael Behnke
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:49
  29. The impact of an appropriate use of antibiotics on the prevention of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has been demonstrated. Surveys have shown, however, that medical students do not feel sufficiently trained to...

    Authors: Miriam Wiese-Posselt, Thiên-Trí Lâm, Christin Schröder, Sandra Schneider, Oliver Kurzai, Markus A. Feufel and Petra Gastmeier
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:48
  30. Urinary tract infections (UTIs) in children are very common. They are often associated with a high risk of sepsis and death. In recent years, antibiotic-resistant uropathogens ESKAPE (Enterococcus faeciumStaphy...

    Authors: Yann Mouanga-Ndzime, Richard Onanga, Neil-Michel Longo-Pendy, Michelle Bignoumba and Cyrille Bisseye
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:47
  31. Healthcare facilities have been challenged by the risk of SARS-CoV-2 transmission between healthcare workers (HCW) and patients. During the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, infections among HCW were observ...

    Authors: Cynthia P. Haanappel, Bas B. Oude Munnink, Reina S. Sikkema, Anne F. Voor in ’t holt, Herbert de Jager, Rieneke de Boever, Heidy H. H. T. Koene, Marjan Boter, Irina V. Chestakova, Anne van der Linden, Richard Molenkamp, Kara K. Osbak, Maris S. Arcilla, Margreet C. Vos, Marion P. G. Koopmans and Juliëtte A. Severin
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:46
  32. Physiotherapists and physiotherapy undergraduates have direct contact with patients which make them transmitters of infections if they do not follow standard precautions. Hence, the purpose of this study was t...

    Authors: Sahan Rubasinghe, Kokila Priyadarshani, Pramodha Wijesundara, Singappulige Ramyamala, Krishantha Lakmal, Anuradhi Bandara and Renuka Dasanayaka
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:45
  33. The French national authority for health (HAS) develops in-hospital indicators for improving quality of care, safety and patient outcome. Since 2017, it has developed a measurement of surgical site infections ...

    Authors: Leslie Grammatico-Guillon, Linda Banaei-Bouchareb, Agnès Solomiac, Katiuska Miliani, Pascal Astagneau and Laetitia May-Michelangeli
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:44
  34. We conducted a qualitative interview-based study to examine the perception of infection prevention and control (IPC) measures implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic among healthcare workers (HCWs) without pa...

    Authors: Selina Ehrenzeller, Richard Kuehl, Ana Durovic, Aurélien Emmanuel Martinez, Manuel Battegay, Matthias von Rotz, André Fringer and Sarah Tschudin-Sutter
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:43
  35. The use of disinfectants and alcohol-based hand rubs (ABHR) to prevent COVID-19 transmission increased in the first wave of the infection. To meet the increased demand, the Iranian Ministry of Health issued an...

    Authors: Ali Rafizadeh, Ali-Asghar Kolahi, Shahab Shariati, Nasim Zamani, Darren M Roberts and Hossein Hassanian-Moghaddam
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:42
  36. In May 2020, the French Ministry of Health funded the creation of regional antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) coordination centres (CRAtb) in preparation for the new national framework for the prevention of antim...

    Authors: Michèle Conlin, Anne-Gaëlle Leroy, Antoine Asquier-Khati, David Boutoille and Gabriel Birgand
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:41
  37. Rapid emergence of multidrug resistant Staphylococcus aureus has resulted to difficulty in treatment of infections caused by such strains. The aim of this meta-analysis study was to determine the pooled prevalenc...

    Authors: Christian Kelechi Ezeh, Chibuzor Nwadibe Eze, Marie Esther Uju Dibua and Stephen Chijioke Emencheta
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:40
  38. Hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) are a global public health problem and put patients at risk of complications, including death. HAIs increase treatment costs, but their financial impact on Serbia’s healthca...

    Authors: Aleksa Despotović, Nataša Milić, Anđa Cirković, Branko Milošević, Snežana Jovanović, Vesna Mioljević, Vesna Obradović, Gordana Kovačević and Goran Stevanović
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:39
  39. We sought to decipher transmission pathways in healthcare-associated infections with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) within our hospital by epidemiological work-up and complementar...

    Authors: Matthias von Rotz, Richard Kuehl, Ana Durovic, Sandra Zingg, Anett Apitz, Fanny Wegner, Helena M. B. Seth-Smith, Tim Roloff, Karoline Leuzinger, Hans H. Hirsch, Sabine Kuster, Manuel Battegay, Luigi Mariani, Stefan Schaeren, Stefano Bassetti, Florian Banderet-Uglioni…
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:38
  40. Fixed-dose combinations (FDC) are medicine formulations that combine two or more ingredients in fixed ratios in a single dose form. Although advantageous in tuberculosis and malaria (efficacy, adherence, prote...

    Authors: Klaske Vliegenthart-Jongbloed and Jan Jacobs
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:37
  41. Urinary tract infection (UTI) in children is a common bacterial infection. The emergence of extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBLs) poses a major challenge against the treatment of uropathogens. We aimed to ...

    Authors: Sarita Mohapatra, Dipannita Ghosh, Perumal Vivekanandan, Sneha Chunchanur, Shwetha Venugopal, Vibhor Tak, Rajashree Panigrahy, Susmita Chaudhuri, Swati Pundir, Tanya Sharma, Deepak Kocher, Harpreet Singh, Hitender Gautam, Seema Sood, Bimal Kumar Das, Arti Kapil…
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:36
  42. Antimicrobial resistance threatens the ability to successfully prevent and treat infections. While hospital benchmarks regarding antimicrobial use (AMU) have been well documented among adult populations, there...

    Authors: Wallis Rudnick, John Conly, Daniel J. G. Thirion, Kelly Choi, Linda Pelude, Joelle Cayen, John Bautista, Lizanne Beique, Jeannette L. Comeau, Bruce Dalton, Johan Delport, Rita Dhami, Joanne Embree, Yannick Émond, Gerald Evans, Charles Frenette…
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:35
  43. Though 15% of hospitalized patients have a documented penicillin (PCN) allergy, fewer than 1% have an IgE-mediated reaction that necessitates avoidance of β-lactam antibiotics.

    Authors: Bryana Banashefski, Philip Henson, Navindra David, Hui Ting Kok, Frans J. Beerkens, Margaret Shyu, Anne S. Linker, Surafel Tsega, Andrew Dunn and Risa Fuller
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:34
  44. Hospitals with their high antimicrobial selection pressure represent the presumably most important reservoir of multidrug-resistant human pathogens. Antibiotics administered in the course of treatment are excr...

    Authors: Claudio Neidhöfer, Esther Sib, Marcel Neuenhoff, Oliver Schwengers, Tobias Dummin, Christian Buechler, Niklas Klein, Julian Balks, Katharina Axtmann, Katjana Schwab, Tobias A. W. Holderried, Georg Feldmann, Peter Brossart, Steffen Engelhart, Nico T. Mutters, Gabriele Bierbaum…
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:33
  45. Papua New Guinea (PNG) is one of the 14 countries categorised as having a triple burden of tuberculosis (TB), multidrug-resistant TB (MDR TB), and TB-human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) co-infections. TB infect...

    Authors: Gigil Marme, Jerzy Kuzma, Peta-Anne Zimmerman, Neil Harris and Shannon Rutherford
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:31
  46. Indiscriminate use of antimicrobials for the prevention and treatment of bacterial infection in animals is a common practice in Nigeria as in other developing countries. These antimicrobials are purchased over...

    Authors: Mwapu Dika Ndahi, Rene Hendriksen, Birgitte Helwigh, Roderick M. Card, Idowu Oluwabunmi Fagbamila, Oluwadamilola Olawumi Abiodun-Adewusi, Eme Ekeng, Victoria Adetunji, Ini Adebiyi and Jens Kirk Andersen
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:30
  47. Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacterales are among the most serious antimicrobial resistance (AMR) threats. Emerging resistance to polymyxins raises the specter of untreatable infections. These resistant organism...

    Authors: Danielle M. Venne, David M. Hartley, Marissa D. Malchione, Michala Koch, Anjali Y. Britto and Jesse L. Goodman
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:29
  48. Carbapenem-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa (CRPA) are a serious cause of healthcare-associated infections. Part of the infection prevention and control measures are outbreak investigations (OI) of patients, heal...

    Authors: Andrea C. Büchler, Selvi N. Shahab, Juliëtte A. Severin, Margreet C. Vos and Anne F. Voor in ’t holt
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:28
  49. Beta-lactamase production remains the most contributing factor to beta-lactam resistance. Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamase-Producing Enterobacterales (ESBL-PE) are associated with risk factors both in hospital...

    Authors: Jules Bizimana, Jerome Ndayisenga, Henry Kajumbura, Phillip Mulepo and Najjuka Florence Christine
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:26