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  1. Few studies have assessed the relationship between poverty and the risk of infection with antimicrobial resistant organisms (AROs). We sought to identify, appraise, and synthesize the available published Canad...

    Authors: Teagan King, Richelle Schindler, Swati Chavda and John Conly
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:18
  2. In this first national bloodstream infection (BSI) surveillance program in China, we assessed the composition of pathogenic bacteria and the trends for antimicrobial susceptibility over a 6-year period in China.

    Authors: Yunbo Chen, Jinru Ji, Chaoqun Ying, Zhiying Liu, Qing Yang, Haishen Kong and Yonghong Xiao
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:17
  3. The effectiveness of hand rubbing with alcohol-based handrub (ABHR) is impacted by several factors. To investigate these, World Health Organization (WHO) commissioned a systematic review.

    Authors: Lesley Price, Lucyna Gozdzielewska, Julius Cesar Alejandre, Annelysse Jorgenson, Emma Stewart, Didier Pittet and Jacqui Reilly
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:16
  4. Infections due to extended spectrum beta-lactamase producing organisms (ESBL) have emerged as the leading cause of sepsis among hospitalized neonates in Botswana and much of sub-Saharan Africa and south Asia. ...

    Authors: Moses Vurayai, Jonathan Strysko, Kgomotso Kgomanyane, One Bayani, Margaret Mokomane, Tichaona Machiya, Tonya Arscott-Mills, David M. Goldfarb, Andrew P. Steenhoff, Carolyn McGann, Britt Nakstad, Alemayehu Gezmu, Melissa Richard-Greenblatt and Susan Coffin
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:14
  5. Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacterales (CRE), currently listed by the World Health Organization (WHO) as top priority critical pathogens, are a major global menace to human health. In low- and middle-income cou...

    Authors: Neveen A. Abdelaziz
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:13
  6. Despite the adoption of strict infection prevention and control measures, many hospitals have reported outbreaks of multidrug-resistant organisms (MDRO) during the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Followi...

    Authors: Reto Thoma, Marco Seneghini, Salomé N. Seiffert, Danielle Vuichard Gysin, Giulia Scanferla, Sabine Haller, Domenica Flury, Katia Boggian, Gian-Reto Kleger, Miodrag Filipovic, Oliver Nolte, Matthias Schlegel and Philipp Kohler
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:12
  7. Antimicrobial resistance is swiftly increasing all over the world. In Africa, it manifests more in pathogenic bacteria in form of antibiotic resistance (ABR). On this continent, bacterial contamination of comm...

    Authors: Abdul Walusansa, Savina Asiimwe, Jesca. L. Nakavuma, Jamilu. E. Ssenku, Esther Katuura, Hussein. M. Kafeero, Dickson Aruhomukama, Alice Nabatanzi, Godwin Anywar, Arthur K. Tugume and Esezah K. Kakudidi
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:11
  8. Surveillance is the cornerstone of surgical site infection prevention programs. The validity of the data collection and awareness of vulnerability to inter-rater variation is crucial for correct interpretation...

    Authors: Janneke D. M. Verberk, Stephanie M. van Rooden, David J. Hetem, Herman F. Wunderink, Anne L. M. Vlek, Corianne Meijer, Eva A. H. van Ravensbergen, Elisabeth G. W. Huijskens, Saara J. Vainio, Marc J. M. Bonten and Maaike S. M. van Mourik
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:10
  9. Factors contributing to the spread of SARS-CoV-2 outside the acute care hospital setting have been described in detail. However, data concerning risk factors for nosocomial SARS-CoV-2 infections in hospitalize...

    Authors: Seven Johannes Sam Aghdassi, Frank Schwab, Luis Alberto Peña Diaz, Annika Brodzinski, Giovanni-Battista Fucini, Sonja Hansen, Britta Kohlmorgen, Brar Piening, Beate Schlosser, Sandra Schneider, Beate Weikert, Miriam Wiese-Posselt, Sebastian Wolff, Michael Behnke, Petra Gastmeier and Christine Geffers
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:9
  10. Infectious diseases are among the leading causes of death in many low-income countries, such as Ethiopia. Without reliable local data concerning causative pathogens and antimicrobial resistance, empiric treatm...

    Authors: Tafese Beyene Tufa, Colin R. Mackenzie, Hans Martin Orth, Tobias Wienemann, Tamara Nordmann, Sileshi Abdissa, Zewdu Hurissa, Andreas Schönfeld, Matthias Bosselmann, Dieter Häussinger, Klaus Pfeffer, Tom Luedde, Andre Fuchs and Torsten Feldt
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:8
  11. Despite clear evidence of benefits in acute-care hospitals, controversy over the effectiveness of IPC measures for MDROs is perceptible and evidence-based practice has not been established.

    Authors: Valerie Wing Yu Wong, Ying Huang, Wan In Wei, Samuel Yeung Shan Wong and Kin On Kwok
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:7
  12. Health care workers (HCW) are heavily exposed to SARS-CoV-2 from the beginning of the pandemic. We aimed to analyze risk factors for SARS-CoV-2 seroconversion among HCW with a special emphasis on the respectiv...

    Authors: Katarzyna Szajek, Felix Fleisch, Sandra Hutter, Martin Risch, Theresa Bechmann, Valerie A. Luyckx, Sabine Güsewell, Cédric Hirzel, Alexia Cusini and AMICO Study Group
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:6
  13. Periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) causes significant morbidity. Methicillin sensitive Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) is the most frequent organism, and the majority are endogenous. Decolonisation reduces PJIs bu...

    Authors: J. Allport, R. Choudhury, P. Bruce-Wootton, M. Reed, D. Tate and A. Malviya
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:5
  14. To establish effective infection control protocols, understanding pathogen transmission pathways is essential. Non-infectious surrogate tracers may safely explore these pathways and challenge pre-existing assu...

    Authors: Cinzia Ullrich, Anne M. Luescher, Julian Koch, Robert N. Grass and Hugo Sax
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:4
  15. The guideline-driven and widely implemented single room isolation strategy for respiratory viral infections (RVI) such as influenza or respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) can lead to a shortage of available hosp...

    Authors: Michèle Birrer, Martin Perrig, Fabienne Hobi, Christina Gfeller, Andrew Atkinson, Martin Egger, Corinne Bartholdi, Drahomir Aujesky, Jonas Marschall and Rami Sommerstein
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:2
  16. Extensive drug resistance in Klebsiella pneumoniae (K. pneumoniae) causing major outbreaks in large hospitals is an emerging challenge. We describe a near fatal outbreak of colistin resistant, carbapenem resistan...

    Authors: Swati Sharma, Tuhina Banerjee, Ashok Kumar, Ghanshyam Yadav and Sriparna Basu
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:1
  17. Duodenoscopy-associated infections occur worldwide despite strict adherence to reprocessing standards. The exact scope of the problem remains unknown because a standardized sampling protocol and uniform sampli...

    Authors: Maarten Heuvelmans, Herman F. Wunderink, Henny C. van der Mei and Jan F. Monkelbaan
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:171
  18. A survey of hospitals on three continents was performed to assess their infection control preparedness and measures, and their infection rate in hospital health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. All ...

    Authors: Simon Matoori, Daniel R. Kuritzkes, Yonggeng Goh, Swee Tian Quek, Liang Wang, Ziyan Sun, Fabiano di Marco, Daniela Borleri, Sabrina Buoro, Stefano Fagiuoli, Tatiana Ferrari, Marco Rizzi, Federico Raimondi, Simonetta Cesa, Dow-Mu Koh, Johannes M. Froehlich…
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:170
  19. Antimicrobial resistance is one of the major public health challenges in Ethiopia. However, there is no comprehensive summary of existing AMR data in the country.

    Authors: Derbew Fikadu Berhe, Getachew Tesfaye Beyene, Berhanu Seyoum, Meseret Gebre, Kassa Haile, Mulugeta Tsegaye, Minyahil Tadesse Boltena, Emawayish Tesema, Taddele Cherinet Kibret, Mulatu Biru, Dawd S. Siraj, Daniel Shirley, Rawleigh Howe and Alemseged Abdissa
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:168
  20. We sought to determine the minimum number of observations needed to determine hand hygiene (HH) compliance among healthcare workers. The study was conducted at a referral hospital in South Korea. We retrospect...

    Authors: Se Yoon Park, Suyeon Park, Beom Seuk Hwang, Eunjung Lee, Tae Hyong Kim and Sungho Won
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:167
  21. Even though children seem to be less vulnerable to the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infection, still a diverse range of clinical presentations and symptoms have been reported in children. Few studies as...

    Authors: Gholamreza Soleimani, Fatemeh Akbarirad, Elham Shafighi Shahri and Seyyed Masoud Sajjadi
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:165
  22. Few studies have investigated the contamination of personal protective equipment (PPE) during the management of patients with severe-to-critical coronavirus disease (COVID-19). This study aimed to determine th...

    Authors: Jongtak Jung, Kyoung-Ho Song, Hyeonju Jeong, Sin Young Ham, Eu Suk Kim and Hong Bin Kim
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:164
  23. Early evaluations of healthcare professional (HCP) COVID-19 risk occurred during insufficient personal protective equipment and disproportionate testing, contributing to perceptions of high patient-care relate...

    Authors: Shruti K. Gohil, Kathleen A. Quan, Keith M. Madey, Suzanne King-Adelsohn, Tom Tjoa, Delia Tifrea, Bridgit O. Crews, Edwin S. Monuki, Saahir Khan, Sebastian D. Schubl, Cassiana E. Bittencourt, Neil Detweiler, Wayne Chang, Lynn Willis, Usme Khusbu, Antonella Saturno…
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:163
  24. The increasing prevalence of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) is a growing problem globally, particularly in low- to middle-income countries (LMICs). Previous studies have shown high rates of CRE ...

    Authors: Björn Berglund, Ngoc Thi Bich Hoang, Ludwig Lundberg, Ngai Kien Le, Maria Tärnberg, Maud Nilsson, Elin Bornefall, Dung Thi Khanh Khu, Jenny Welander, Hai Thanh Le, Linus Olson, Tran Minh Dien, Lennart E. Nilsson, Mattias Larsson and Håkan Hanberger
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:162
  25. Studies have shown that a ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP) bundle significantly decreases VAP rates. In this study, we evaluated existing knowledge, practices, and adherence of nurses and infection contro...

    Authors: Cybele Lara Abad, Cordella P. Formalejo and Dan Meynard L. Mantaring
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:161
  26. Critically ill patients in intensive care units (ICUs) often acquire opportunistic infections or are colonized by vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE), which limits therapeutic options and results in high ca...

    Authors: Jin Woong Suh, Nam Hee Kim, Min Jung Lee, Seoung Eun Lee, Byung Chul Chun, Chang Kyu Lee, Juneyoung Lee, Jong Hun Kim, Sun Bean Kim, Young Kyung Yoon, Jang Wook Sohn and Min Ja Kim
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:160
  27. In the COVID-19 pandemic context, a massive shortage of personal protective equipment occurred. To increase the available stocks, several countries appealed for donations from individuals or industries. While ...

    Authors: Guillaume Cambien, Jérémy Guihenneuc, Xavier Fouassin, Olivier Castel, Anne Bousseau and Sarah Ayraud-Thevenot
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:159
  28. We developed SmartRub® powered by iQati®, an electronic device composed of a wristband and an alcohol-based handrub pocket-sized dispenser that measures and provides feedback on the duration of hand friction a...

    Authors: Chloé Guitart, Yves-Alain Robert, Nasim Lotfinejad, Simon Fourquier, Yves Martin, Daniela Pires, Julien Sauser, René Beuchat and Didier Pittet
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:158
  29. Antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) strategies worldwide focus on optimising the use of antibiotics. Selective susceptibility reporting is recommended as an effective AMS tool although there is a lack of represent...

    Authors: Franka Lestin-Bernstein, Ramona Harberg, Ingo Schumacher, Lutz Briedigkeit, Oliver Heese and Kristina Biedermann
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:157
  30. The effect of eye protection to prevent SARS-CoV-2 infection in the real-world remains uncertain. We aimed to synthesize all available research on the potential impact of eye protection on transmission of SARS...

    Authors: Oyungerel Byambasuren, Elaine Beller, Justin Clark, Peter Collignon and Paul Glasziou
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:156
  31. We defined the frequency of respiratory community-acquired bacterial co-infection in patients with COVID-19, i.e. patients with a positive SARS-CoV-2 PCR or a COVID-19 Reporting and Data System (CO-RADS) score...

    Authors: Sophie Coenen, Jara R. de la Court, David T. P. Buis, Lilian J. Meijboom, Rogier P. Schade, Caroline E. Visser, Reinier van Hest, Marianne Kuijvenhoven, Jan M. Prins, Suzan F. M. Nijman, Elske Sieswerda and Kim C. E. Sigaloff
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:155
  32. The aim of this research study was to compare the situation concerning the use of microbiology testing, the epidemiology of healthcare-associated infection (HAI) and antimicrobial consumption (AMC) in Polish l...

    Authors: Jadwiga Wojkowska-Mach, Michał Brudło, Mariusz Topolski, Tomasz Bochenek, Estera Jachowicz, Małgorzata Siewierska and Anna Różańska
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:154
  33. Approximately 11% of patients colonized with extended-spectrum beta-lactamase producing Enterobacterales (ESBL-PE) are colonized with more than one ESBL-producing species. We investigated risk factors associat...

    Authors: Isabelle Vock, Lisandra Aguilar-Bultet, Adrian Egli, Pranita D. Tamma and Sarah Tschudin-Sutter
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:153
  34. How antimicrobial resistance (AMR) risk is communicated in news media can shape public understanding and the engagement of different sectors with AMR. This study examined online news media attention for AMR ri...

    Authors: Qiuyan Liao, Jiehu Yuan, Meihong Dong, Pauline Paterson and Wendy Wing Tak Lam
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:152
  35. Concomitant prevention of SARS-CoV-2 and extensively drug-resistant bacteria transmission is a difficult challenge in intensive care units dedicated to COVID-19 patients. We report a nosocomial cluster of four...

    Authors: Guillaume Miltgen, Thomas Garrigos, Pascal Cholley, Marine Deleume, Nicolas Allou, Jérôme Allyn, David A. Wilkinson, Nathalie Lugagne, Olivier Belmonte, Xavier Bertrand, Didier Hocquet and Patrick Mavingui
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:151
  36. Healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs) present a major public health problem that significantly affects patients, health care providers and the entire healthcare system. Infection prevention and control prog...

    Authors: Eric Tchouaket Nguemeleu, Stephanie Robins, Sandra Boivin, Drissa Sia, Kelley Kilpatrick, Bruno Dubreuil, Catherine Larouche, Natasha Parisien and Josiane Letourneau
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:150
  37. In the health care setting, infection control actions are fundamental for containing the dissemination of multidrug-resistant bacteria (MDR). Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacterales (CPE), especially Klebsiella ...

    Authors: Fabio Arena, Anna Rita Daniela Coda, Valentina Meschini, Roberto Verzicco and Arcangelo Liso
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:149
  38. Escherichia coli sequence type (ST) 131 H30 is an emerging multidrug resistant subclone, known to spread and cause outbreaks in long-term care facilities (LTCFs).

    Authors: Romain Martischang, Patrice François, Abdessalam Cherkaoui, Nadia Gaïa, Gesuele Renzi, Americo Agostinho, Monica Perez, Christophe E. Graf and Stephan Harbarth
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:148
  39. Animals are a reservoir for ESBL/pAmpC-producing Escherichia coli/Klebsiella pneumoniae (ESBL-E/K). We investigated the association between occupational contact with different types of animals and the prevalence ...

    Authors: Anouk P. Meijs, Esther F. Gijsbers, Paul D. Hengeveld, Cindy M. Dierikx, Sabine C. de Greeff and Engeline van Duijkeren
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:147
  40. Surgical site infections after craniotomy (SSI-CRAN) significantly impact patient outcomes and healthcare costs by increasing length of stay and readmission and reoperation rates. However, to our knowledge, no...

    Authors: Emilio Jiménez-Martínez, Guillermo Cuervo, Jordi Carratalà, Ana Hornero, Pilar Ciercoles, Andreu Gabarrós, Carmen Cabellos, Ivan Pelegrin, Maria Angeles Domínguez-Luzón, Jordi Càmara, Ramon Moreno-Fuentes, Jordi Adamuz and Miquel Pujol
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:146
  41. Community perception on antimicrobials plays a role in driving the development of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). The aim of the study was to evaluate the impact of interprofessional service-learning on the ef...

    Authors: Anna C. Y. Lo, Joyce T. S. Li, Janita P. C. Chau, Samuel Y. S. Wong, David S. C. Hui and Vivian W. Y. Lee
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:145
  42. With the current COVID-19 pandemic, many healthcare facilities have been lacking a steady supply of filtering facepiece respirators. To better address this challenge, the decontamination and reuse of these res...

    Authors: Alexandra Peters, Nasim Lotfinejad, Rafael Palomo, Walter Zingg, Pierre Parneix, Hervé Ney and Didier Pittet
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:144
  43. We report a nosocomial outbreak caused by Burkholderia cepacia that occurred among six patients admitted in the medical and surgical intensive care unit between 04 March 2019 and 02 April 2019 in Istanbul, Turkey...

    Authors: Hüseyin Bilgin, Gülşen Altınkanat Gelmez, Fatma Bayrakdar, Elvan Sayın, Fethi Gül, Nazlı Pazar, Gülcan Çulha, Serap Süzük Yıldız, Ismail Cinel and Volkan Korten
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:143
  44. Overuse of antibiotics is a major challenge and undermines measures to control drug resistance worldwide. Postnatal women and newborns are at risk of infections and are often prescribed prophylactic antibiotic...

    Authors: Mwaka A. Kakolwa, Susannah L. Woodd, Alexander M. Aiken, Fatuma Manzi, Giorgia Gon, Wendy J. Graham and Abdunoor M. Kabanywanyi
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:142
  45. Mycobacterium chimaera infections subsequent to cardiac surgery are related to contaminated heater-cooler devices, with high mortality. Nevertheless, few studies have been reported in Asia.

    Authors: Di Lu, Chun-Hong Zhang, Li-Jiang Chen, Pei-Feng Jin, Xia-Fei Feng, Xi Zhou, Wei-Cong Huang, Jue Wang, Ying Dai and Yun Fu
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:141
  46. Although several meta-analyses reported the impact of chlorhexidine (CHX) use in patients undergoing various types of surgery, no meta-analysis summarized the overall effectiveness of CHX specifically for card...

    Authors: Jianhua Wei, Lingying He, Fengxia Weng, Fangfang Huang and Peng Teng
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:140