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  1. Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 to health care workers (HCW) poses a major burden in the current COVID-19 pandemic. Unprotected exposure to a COVID-19 patient is a key risk factor for HCWs. Transmission mainly occu...

    Authors: Andreas F. Widmer and Gilles Richner

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:88

    Content type: Research

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  2. To describe the containment of a widespread silent outbreak of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium (VRE-fm) in the Tel-Aviv Medical Center (TASMC) neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).

    Authors: Ronella Marom, Dror Mandel, Alon Haham, Irit Berger, Amit Ovental, Craig Raskind, Galia Grisaru-Soen, Amos Adler, Jonathan Lellouche, David Schwartz, Yehuda Carmeli and Vered Schechner

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:87

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  3. Hand Hygiene (HH) has been described as the cornerstone and starting point in all infection control. Compliance to HH is a fundamental quality indicator. The aim of this study was to investigate the HH complia...

    Authors: Carine Laurence Yehouenou, Angèle Modupe Dohou, Ariane Dessièdé Fiogbe, Marius Esse, Cyriaque Degbey, Anne Simon and Olivia Dalleur

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:85

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  4. Surgical site infections (SSIs) are common complications after colorectal surgery. Oral non-absorbable antibiotic prophylaxis (OAP) can be administered preoperatively to reduce the risk of SSIs. Its efficacy w...

    Authors: Tessa Mulder, Marjolein Kluytmans-van den Bergh, Bart Vlaminckx, Daphne Roos, Anne Marie de Smet, Robert de Vos tot Nederveen Cappel, Paul Verheijen, Alexandra Brandt, Anke Smits, Eric van der Vorm, Erik Bathoorn, Boudewijn van Etten, Jacobien Veenemans, Annemarie Weersink, Margreet Vos, Nils van ’t Veer…

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:84

    Content type: Research

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  5. COVID-19 arise global attention since their first public reporting. Infection prevention and control (IPC) is critical to combat COVID-19, especially at the early stage of pandemic outbreak. This study aimed t...

    Authors: Xiaoquan Lai, Xuemei Wang, Qiuxia Yang, Xiaojun Xu, Yuqing Tang, Chenxi Liu, Li Tan, Ruying Lai, He Wang, Xinping Zhang, Qian Zhou and Hao Chen

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:83

    Content type: Research

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  6. To identify the prevalence of C. auris in Canadian patients who are potentially at risk for colonization, we screened 488 patients who were either hospitalized abroad, had a carbapenemase-producing organism (CPO)...

    Authors: Hector Felipe Garcia-Jeldes, Robyn Mitchell, Allison McGeer, Wallis Rudnick, Kanchana Amaratunga, Snigdha Vallabhaneni, Shawn R. Lockhart and Amrita Bharat

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:82

    Content type: Short report

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  7. Healthcare-associated infections (HAI) especially outbreaks of multi-drug-resistant organisms within hospitals are recognized as a major contributor to morbidity and mortality of hospitalized patients. The hea...

    Authors: Folasade T. Ogunsola and Shaheen Mehtar

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:81

    Content type: Review

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  8. Compliance with guidelines on hand hygiene (HH) is pivotal to prevent and control health-care associated infections and contributes to mitigating antimicrobial resistance. A baseline assessment in Dodoma regio...

    Authors: Karin Wiedenmayer, Vicky-Sidney Msamba, Fiona Chilunda, James Charles Kiologwe and Jeremiah Seni

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:80

    Content type: Research

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  9. Despite improvements in hospital infection prevention and control, healthcare associated infections (HAIs) remain a challenge with significant patient morbidity, mortality, and cost for the healthcare system. ...

    Authors: Kathryn R. Dalton, Clare Rock, Karen C. Carroll and Meghan F. Davis

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:78

    Content type: Review

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  10. The objective of this study was to determine the level of environmental contamination in hospitals in the Dutch/Belgian border area, using ATP measurements.

    Authors: Andreas van Arkel, Ina Willemsen, Linda Kilsdonk-Bode, Sindy Vlamings-Wagenaars, Anne van Oudheusden, Pascal De Waegemaeker, Isabel Leroux-Roels, Martine Verelst, Evelien Maas, Anita van Oosten, Patricia Willemse, Esther van Asselen, Ella Klomp-Berens, Karen Franssen, Elise Van Cauwenberg and Jan Kluytmans

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:77

    Content type: Research

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  11. Although Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections (SA-BSI) are a common and important infection, polymicrobial SA-BSI are infrequently reported. The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical character...

    Authors: Cheng Zheng, Shufang Zhang, Qingqing Chen, Li Zhong, Tiancha Huang, Xijiang Zhang, Kai Zhang, Hongwei Zhou, Jiachang Cai, Linlin Du, Changming Wang, Wei Cui and Gensheng Zhang

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:76

    Content type: Research

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  12. A World Health Organization (WHO) guideline-based multimodal hand hygiene (HH) initiative was introduced hospital-wide to a nonteaching Japanese hospital for 5 years. The objective of this study was to assess ...

    Authors: Yumi Suzuki, Motoko Morino, Ichizo Morita and Shigenori Yamamoto

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:75

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  13. Current guidelines advocate empirical antibiotic treatment (EAT) in haematological patients with febrile neutropenia. However, the optimal duration of EAT is unknown. In 2011, we have introduced a protocol, pr...

    Authors: F. A. Niessen, M. S. M. van Mourik, A. H. W. Bruns, R. A. P. Raijmakers, M. C. H. de Groot and T. van der Bruggen

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:74

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  14. Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PA) is one of the most common and serious causes of healthcare-associated bacteremia. The emergence and dissemination of multidrug-resistant (MDR) and extensively drug-resistant (XDR) PA s...

    Authors: Daniela Loconsole, Marisa Accogli, Monica Monaco, Maria Del Grosso, Anna Lisa De Robertis, Anna Morea, Loredana Capozzi, Laura Del Sambro, Annarosa Simone, Vincenzo De Letteriis, Michele Quarto, Antonio Parisi and Maria Chironna

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:73

    Content type: Case report

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  15. One of the objectives of the Global Action Plan by the World Health Organization (WHO) to contain antimicrobial resistance (AMR), is to improve global awareness through effective communication and education. C...

    Authors: Emelda E. Chukwu, David A. Oladele, Oluwatoyin B. Awoderu, Ebelechukwu E. Afocha, Rahman G. Lawal, Ismail Abdus-salam, Folasade T. Ogunsola and Rosemary A. Audu

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:72

    Content type: Research

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  16. International tourism increased from 25 million tourist arrivals in 1950 to over 1.3 billion in 2017. These travelers can be exposed to (multi) resistant microorganisms, may become colonized, and bring them ba...

    Authors: Anne F. Voor in ‘t holt, Kees Mourik, Berend Beishuizen, Adriënne S. van der Schoor, Annelies Verbon, Margreet C. Vos and Juliëtte A. Severin

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:71

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  17. Treatment of pandrug-resistant isolates often necessitates combination therapy. Checkerboard synergy and time-killing assay tests were performed to evaluate the benefits of a triple combination with meropenem,...

    Authors: Fatma Erdem, Ayham Abulaila, Zerrin Aktas and Oral Oncul

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:70

    Content type: Research

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  18. Surgical site infections are a leading cause of morbidity and mortality after caesarean section, especially in Low and Middle Income Countries. We hypothesized that a combined infection prevention and control ...

    Authors: Elisa Gentilotti, Pasquale De Nardo, Boniface Nguhuni, Alessandro Piscini, Caroline Damian, Francesco Vairo, Zainab Chaula, Paola Mencarini, Peter Torokaa, Alimuddin Zumla, Emanuele Nicastri and Giuseppe Ippolito

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:69

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  19. Epidemiological studies suggested that determinants for antibiotic resistance have originated in aquaculture. Recently, the integrated agriculture-aquaculture system has been implemented, where fish are raised...

    Authors: Dalia Hamza, Sohad Dorgham, Elshaimaa Ismael, Sherein Ismail Abd El-Moez, Mahmoud Elhariri, Rehab Elhelw and Eman Hamza

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:67

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  20. Multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) have emerged as an important cause of poor prognoses of patients in the intensive care unit (ICU). This study aimed to establish an easy-to-use nomogram for predicting the...

    Authors: Li Wang, Xiaolong Huang, Jiating Zhou, Yajing Wang, Weizhang Zhong, Qing Yu, Weiping Wang, Zhiqiao Ye, Qiaoyan Lin, Xing Hong, Ping Zeng and Minwei Zhang

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:66

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  21. Healthcare-associated infections are the most frequent adverse events in healthcare worldwide, with limited available evidence suggesting highest burden in resource-limited settings. Recent Ebola epidemics emp...

    Authors: S. A. Müller, A. O. K. Diallo, R. Wood, M. Bayo, T. Eckmanns, O. Tounkara, M. Arvand, M. Diallo and M. Borchert

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:65

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  22. Surgical site infection (SSI) is the most common healthcare-associated infection. We report an outbreak of neurosurgical site infections caused by Serratia marcescens after craniotomy in a tertiary care hospital.

    Authors: Eun Jin Kim, Wan Beom Park, Jung-Ki Yoon, Won-Sang Cho, Su Jung Kim, Young Rok Oh, Kang Il Jun, Chang Kyung Kang, Pyeong Gyun Choe, Jong-Il Kim, Eun Hwa Choi, Myoung Don Oh and Nam Joong Kim

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:64

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  23. Burden of aspergillosis is reported to be significant from developing countries including those in South Asia. The estimated burden in Pakistan is also high on the background of tuberculosis and chronic lung d...

    Authors: Safia Moin, Joveria Farooqi, Kauser Jabeen, Sidra Laiq and Afia Zafar

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:62

    Content type: Research

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  24. A prospective observational study was performed to assess the epidemiology and clinical impact of carbapenem-non-susceptible Klebsiella pneumoniae (CNKP) in intensive care units (ICUs) of the national referral ho...

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

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:61

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  25. In Switzerland, oral antibiotics are dispensed in packs rather than by exact pill-count. We investigated whether available packs support compliance with recommended primary care treatment regimens for common i...

    Authors: Julia Füri, Andreas Widmer, Delia Bornand, Christoph Berger, Benedikt Huttner and Julia Anna Bielicki

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:60

    Content type: Research

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  26. The original article [1] contains an error in Fig. 1 whereby the number of selected articles of the first box is incorrect.

    Authors: D. Donà, E. Barbieri, M. Daverio, R. Lundin, C. Giaquinto, T. Zaoutis and M. Sharland

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:59

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    The original article was published in Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:3

  27. Multidrug resistance (MDR) is a major clinical problem in tertiary hospitals in Tanzania and jeopardizes the life of neonates in critical care units (CCUs). To better understand methods for prevention of MDR i...

    Authors: Vitus Silago, Dory Kovacs, Delfina R. Msanga, Jeremiah Seni, Louise Matthews, Katarina Oravcová, Ruth N. Zadoks, Athumani M. Lupindu, Abubakar S. Hoza and Stephen E. Mshana

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:58

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  28. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared 2020 the “Year of the Nurse and Midwife”. On May 5th of this year, for the annual celebration of the SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands campaign, the WHO will focus o...

    Authors: Alexandra Peters, Rafael Palomo and Didier Pittet

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:57

    Content type: Editorial

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  29. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and methicillin-resistant coagulase-negative Staphylococcus (MRCoNS) are among the main causes of nosocomial infections, which have caused major problems in rece...

    Authors: Aref Shariati, Masoud Dadashi, Zahra Chegini, Alex van Belkum, Mehdi Mirzaii, Seyed Sajjad Khoramrooz and Davood Darban-Sarokhalil

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:56

    Content type: Review

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  30. Antimicrobial resistance is a major public health threat. Antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) is one of the key strategies to overcome resistance, but robust evidence on the effect of specific interventions is lac...

    Authors: Nuno Rocha-Pereira, Paulo Figueiredo Dias, Sofia Correia, Shirin Shahriari, João Neves, José Teixeira, José Artur Paiva, Carlos Lima Alves and Ana Azevedo

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:55

    Content type: Research

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  31. In honor of Florence Nightingale’s 200th birthday, the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared 2020 the “Year of the Nurse and Midwife”. On May 5th of this year, for the annual celebration of the SAVE LIV...

    Authors: Alexandra Peters, Nasim Lotfinejad, Chloé Guitart, Alice Simniceanu, Maria Clara Padoveze, Tcheun Borzykowski, Benedetta Allegranzi and Didier Pittet

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:54

    Content type: Commentary

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  32. This study was aimed to explore the secular trends of antibiotic utilisation in China’s hospitals over an 8-year period.

    Authors: Haishaerjiang Wushouer, Yue Zhou, Xi Zhang, Mengyuan Fu, Daiming Fan, Luwen Shi and Xiaodong Guan

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:53

    Content type: Research

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  33. Quinolones are commonly used for treatment of infections by bacteria of the Enterobacteriaceae family. However, the rising resistance to quinolones worldwide poses a major clinical and public health risk. This st...

    Authors: Ying Tao, Kaixin Zhou, Lianyan Xie, Yanping Xu, Lizhong Han, Yuxing Ni, Jieming Qu and Jingyong Sun

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:52

    Content type: Research

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  34. Hung Vuong Hospital (HVH) is a 900-bed maternity hospital in Ho-Chi-Minh-City, Vietnam. Due to low compliance, a quasi-experimental, observational study was conducted with the aim to improve hand hygiene.

    Authors: Hang Thi Phan, Walter Zingg, Hang Thi Thuy Tran, Anh Pham Phuong Dinh and Didier Pittet

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:51

    Content type: Research

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  35. Despite being associated with a high mortality and economic burden, data regarding candidemia are scant in Algeria. The aim of this study was to unveil the epidemiology of candidemia in Algeria, evaluate the a...

    Authors: Youcef Megri, Amir Arastehfar, Teun Boekhout, Farnaz Daneshnia, Caroline Hörtnagl, Bettina Sartori, Ahmed Hafez, Weihua Pan, Cornelia Lass-Flörl and Boussad Hamrioui

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:50

    Content type: Research

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  36. A consensus has been reached that carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) screening in immunosuppressed individuals can reduce the incidence of CRE bloodstream infection (BSI).

    Authors: Ting-Ting Yang, Xue-Ping Luo, Qing Yang, Hong-Chao Chen, Yi Luo, Yan-Min Zhao, Yi-Shan Ye, Xiao-Yu Lai, Jian Yu, Ya-Min Tan, Guo-Qing Wei, He Huang and Ji-Min Shi

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:49

    Content type: Research

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  37. To determine the effect of exposure to remnants of a phagemid-containing E. coli, killed by treatment with a propanol-based hand rub, on antimicrobial resistance in E. coli isolates.

    Authors: Joep J. J. M. Stohr, Marjolein F. Q. Kluytmans-van den Bergh, Carlo J. M. M. Verhulst, John W. A. Rossen and Jan A. J. W. Kluytmans

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:48

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  38. Antimicrobial resistance is an increasingly serious problem in public health globally. Monitoring resistance levels within healthcare and community settings is critical to combat its ongoing increase. This stu...

    Authors: Shima M. Abdulgader, Tshepiso Lentswe, Andrew Whitelaw and Mae Newton-Foot

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:47

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  39. The World Health Organization (WHO) recently classified Enterobacteriaceae resistance to third-generation cephalosporin into the group of pathogens with critical criteria for future research.

    Authors: Anthony Ayodeji Adegoke, Chibuzor Ezinne Madu, Olayinka Ayobami Aiyegoro, Thor Axel Stenström and Anthony Ifeanyi Okoh

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:46

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  40. For residents of long-term care facilities (LTCFs), antimicrobial-resistant bacteria (ARB) are a risk factor, yet their oral colonisation, potentially leading to aspiration pneumonia, remains unclear. This stu...

    Authors: Mi Nguyen-Tra Le, Shizuo Kayama, Mineka Yoshikawa, Toshinori Hara, Seiya Kashiyama, Junzo Hisatsune, Keiko Tsuruda, Makoto Onodera, Hiroki Ohge, Kazuhiro Tsuga and Motoyuki Sugai

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:45

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  41. The overuse of antimicrobials in food animals and the subsequent contamination of the environment have been associated with development and spread of antimicrobial resistance. This review presents information ...

    Authors: Zuhura I. Kimera, Stephen E. Mshana, Mark M. Rweyemamu, Leonard E. G. Mboera and Mecky I. N. Matee

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:37

    Content type: Review

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  42. Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus), particularly methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), remains the predominant cause of infections in drug users. This cross-sectional study aims to elucidate the prev...

    Authors: Yingying Wang, Jialing Lin, Junli Zhou, Zhigang Han and Zhenjiang Yao

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:44

    Content type: Research

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  43. Among all cases of nosocomial pneumonia, Staphylococcus aureus is the second most prevalent pathogen (17.8%). In Europe, 29.9% of the isolates are oxacillin-resistant. The changing epidemiology of methicillin-res...

    Authors: Roberto Cabrera, Laia Fernández-Barat, Anna Motos, Rubén López-Aladid, Nil Vázquez, Mauro Panigada, Francisco Álvarez-Lerma, Yuly López, Laura Muñoz, Pedro Castro, Jordi Vila and Antoni Torres

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:43

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  44. Infection control link nurse programs show considerable variation. We report how Dutch link nurse programs are organized, how they progress, and how contextual factors may play a role in the execution of these...

    Authors: Mireille Dekker, Rosa van Mansfeld, Christina Vandenbroucke-Grauls, Martine de Bruijne and Irene Jongerden

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:42

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  45. Nasal colonization of Staphylococcus aureus is a risk factor for the pathogen transmission and the development of infections. Limited information is available on the prevalence and molecular characteristics of S....

    Authors: Yu-Hsin Chen, Kuan-Ying A. Huang, Yi-Chuan Huang, Hsin Chi, Chun-Yi Lu, Luan-Yin Chang, Yu-Huai Ho, Chia-Yu Chi, Ching-Chuan Liu, Li-Min Huang, Tien Yu Owen Yang and Yhu-Chering Huang

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:41

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  46. Neonatal Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) bacteremia is an important cause of morbidity and mortality. In this study, we examined whether methicillin-susceptible S. aureus (MSSA) transmission and genetic makeup ...

    Authors: Bibi C. G. C. Slingerland, Margreet C. Vos, Willeke Bras, René F. Kornelisse, Dieter De Coninck, Alex van Belkum, Irwin K. M. Reiss, Wil H. F. Goessens, Corné H. W. Klaassen and Nelianne J. Verkaik

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:39

    Content type: Research

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  47. Available data on antibiotic resistance in sub-Saharan Africa is limited despite its increasing threat to global public health. As there is no previous study on antibiotic resistance in patients with clinical ...

    Authors: Sulaiman Lakoh, Letian Li, Stephen Sevalie, Xuejun Guo, Olukemi Adekanmbi, Guang Yang, Oladimeji Adebayo, Le Yi, Joshua M. Coker, Shuchao Wang, Tiecheng Wang, Weiyang Sun, Abdulrazaq G. Habib and Eili Y. Klein

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:38

    Content type: Research

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