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  1. Vancomycin-resistant isolates of E. faecalis and E. faecium are of special concern and patients at risk of acquiring a VRE colonization/infection include also intensively-cared neonates. We describe here an ongoi...

    Authors: Guido Werner, Ingo Klare, Carola Fleige, Uta Geringer, Wolfgang Witte, Heinz-Michael Just and Renate Ziegler

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2012 1:21

    Content type: Research

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  2. Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is a common cause of diarrhoea in hospitalised patients. Around the world, the incidence and severity of CDI appears to be increasing, particularly in the northern hemisphere...

    Authors: Brett G Mitchell and Anne Gardner

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2012 1:20

    Content type: Research

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  3. Daptomycin non-susceptible enterococci (DNSE) are emerging as an important cause of healthcare-associated infection, however little is known about the epidemiology of DNSE. At the University of Iowa Hospitals ...

    Authors: Jeremy C Storm, Daniel J Diekema, Jennifer S Kroeger, Sarah J Johnson and Birgir Johannsson

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2012 1:19

    Content type: Research

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  4. In France, the proportion of MRSA has been over 25% since 2000. Prevention of hospital-acquired (HA) MRSA spread is based on isolation precautions and antibiotic stewardship. At our institution, before 2000, t...

    Authors: Annie Chalfine, Marie-Dominique Kitzis, Yvonnick Bezie, Adel Benali, Laurence Perniceni, Jean-Claude Nguyen, Marie Françoise Dumay, Jacqueline Gonot, Gilles Rejasse, Fred Goldstein, Jean Carlet and Benoît Misset

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2012 1:18

    Content type: Research

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  5. The occurrence of a respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) outbreak in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is related to unfavorable outcomes, as this infection can lead to respiratory distress and death in prema...

    Authors: Camila de A Silva, Lívio Dias, Sandra R Baltieri, Tatiane T Rodrigues, Neusa Brandolise Takagi and Rosana Richtmann

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2012 1:16

    Content type: Research

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  6. Intravenous cannulation is undertaken in a high proportion of hospitalised patients. Much international attention has been given to the use of care bundles to reduce the incidence of infection in these patient...

    Authors: Bryony Dean Franklin, Vashist Deelchand, Matthew Cooke, Alison Holmes and Charles Vincent

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2012 1:15

    Content type: Research

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  7. It is believed that Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) contributes to a prolongation of length of stay (LOS). Recent literature suggests that models previously used to determine LOS due to infection have overe...

    Authors: Brett G Mitchell and Anne Gardner

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2012 1:14

    Content type: Research

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  8. Cockroaches have been described as potential vectors for various pathogens for decades; although studies from neonatal intensive care units are scarce. This study assessed the vector potential of cockroaches (...

    Authors: Birkneh Tilahun, Bogale Worku, Erdaw Tachbele, Simegn Terefe, Helmut Kloos and Worku Legesse

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2012 1:12

    Content type: Research

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  9. Resistance to antibiotics has increased dramatically over the past few years and has now reached a level that places future patients in real danger. Microorganisms such as Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoni...

    Authors: Jean Carlet, Vincent Jarlier, Stephan Harbarth, Andreas Voss, Herman Goossens and Didier Pittet

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2012 1:11

    Content type: Editorial

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  10. Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris (APHP), the largest public health care institution in France (38 hospitals, 23,000 beds, serving 11.6 millions inhabitants) launched in 1993 a long term programme to contr...

    Authors: Sandra Fournier, Christian Brun-Buisson and Vincent Jarlier

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2012 1:9

    Content type: Research

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  11. Two MRSA surveillance components exist within the German national nosocomial infection surveillance system KISS: one for the whole hospital (i.e. only hospital based data and no rates for individual units) and...

    Authors: Petra Gastmeier, Frank Schwab, Iris Chaberny and Christine Geffers

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2012 1:8

    Content type: Research

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  12. The Scottish Antimicrobial Prescribing Group (SAPG) was established by the Scottish Government in 2008 to lead the first national initiative to actively address antimicrobial stewardship. Healthcare associated...

    Authors: Dilip Nathwani, Jacqueline Sneddon, Andrea Patton and William Malcolm

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2012 1:7

    Content type: Short report

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  13. Hospital-associated infections (HAIs) are associated with a considerable burden of disease and direct costs greater than $17 billion. The pathogens that cause the majority of serious HAIs are Enterococcus faecium...

    Authors: Seunghyug Kwon, Marin L Schweizer and Eli N Perencevich

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2012 1:5

    Content type: Research

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  14. By analysing the data of the intensive care unit (ICU) component of the German national nosocomial infection surveillance system (KISS) during the last ten years, we have observed a steady increase in the MRSA...

    Authors: Petra Gastmeier, Frank Schwab, Michael Behnke and Christine Geffers

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2012 1:3

    Content type: Short report

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