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  1. Content type: Research

    Coagulase negative staphylococci (CoNS) are important reservoirs of antibiotic resistance genes and associated mobile genetic elements and are believed to contribute to the emergence of successful methicillin ...

    Authors: Zhen Xu, Haroun N. Shah, Raju Misra, Jiazhen Chen, Wenhong Zhang, Yuting Liu, Ronald R. Cutler and Hermine V. Mkrtchyan

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:73

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    Limited information regarding the clonality of circulating E. coli strains in tertiary care hospitals in low and middle-income countries is available. The purpose of this study was to determine the serotypes, ant...

    Authors: Tolbert Sonda, Happiness Kumburu, Marco van Zwetselaar, Michael Alifrangis, Blandina T. Mmbaga, Frank M. Aarestrup, Gibson Kibiki and Ole Lund

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:72

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  3. Content type: Research

    Carbapenem resistance in Klebsiella pneumoniae is of significant public health concern and recently spread across several countries. We investigated the extent of carbapenem non-susceptibility in K. pneumoniae is...

    Authors: Uwe Koppe, Anja von Laer, Lars E. Kroll, Ines Noll, Marcel Feig, Marc Schneider, Hermann Claus, Tim Eckmanns and Muna Abu Sin

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:71

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  4. Content type: Research

    Carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (CRKP) is a major cause of nosocomial infections worldwide. The transmission route of CRKP isolates within an outbreak is rarely described. This study aimed to reveal th...

    Authors: Wenjun Sui, Haijian Zhou, Pengcheng Du, Lijun Wang, Tian Qin, Mei Wang, Hongyu Ren, Yanfei Huang, Jing Hou, Chen Chen and Xinxin Lu

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:70

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  5. Content type: Research

    Despite many preventive measures, outbreaks with multi-drug resistant micro-organisms (MDROs) still occur. Moreover, current alert systems from healthcare organizations have shortcomings due to delayed or inco...

    Authors: Tom H. van de Belt, Pieter T. van Stockum, Lucien J. L. P. G. Engelen, Jules Lancee, Remco Schrijver, Jesús Rodríguez-Baño, Evelina Tacconelli, Katja Saris, Marleen M. H. J. van Gelder and Andreas Voss

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:69

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  6. Content type: Research

    A high level of antibiotic consumption in France means antimicrobial resistance requires rigorous monitoring. The Tigecycline Evaluation and Surveillance Trial (T.E.S.T.) is a global surveillance study that mo...

    Authors: Jean-Winoc Decousser, Paul-Louis Woerther, Claude-James Soussy, Marguerite Fines-Guyon and Michael J. Dowzicky

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:68

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  7. Content type: Research

    A high prevalence of colistin resistance among E. cloacae isolates in two intensive care units (ICU) (of 16 and 6 beds) using selective digestive decontamination (SDD) since 1990 instigated a retrospective and pr...

    Authors: M. J. D. Dautzenberg, J. R. Bayjanov, M. A. Leverstein-van Hall, A. E. Muller, L. B. S. Gelinck, C. L. Jansen, E. M. S. Leyten, T. Ruys, J. Scharringa, R. E. van der Starre, A. C. Fluit and M. J. M. Bonten

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:67

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  8. Content type: Research

    Although the high mortality rates have been extensively reported worldwide, few studies have investigated the epidemiology of CRKP-BSIs in the early stage after kidney transplantation (KTx) from donation after...

    Authors: Yuxi Wang, Hong Lei, Yuxiang Zhang, Qiwen Yang, Yu Wang, Jiaxing Wang, Cheng Xu, Jinggang Yu, Lili Zhou, Xiaoni Kang and Lei Cui

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:66

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  9. Content type: Research

    The World Health Organization has called for the development of improved methodologies to evaluate alcohol-based handrub (ABHR) efficacy, including evaluation at “short application times and volumes that refle...

    Authors: Miranda Suchomel, Rachel A. Leslie, Albert E. Parker and David R. Macinga

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:65

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  10. Content type: Review

    Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a global health challenge and developing countries are more vulnerable to the adverse health impacts of AMR. Health care workers including pharmacists can play a key role to s...

    Authors: M. H. F. Sakeena, Alexandra A. Bennett and Andrew J. McLachlan

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:63

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  11. Content type: Research

    By using whole genome sequence data we aimed at describing a population snapshot of carbapenemase-producing K. pneumoniae isolated from hospitalized patients in Germany between 2008 and 2014.

    Authors: Laura Becker, Martin Kaase, Yvonne Pfeifer, Stephan Fuchs, Annicka Reuss, Anja von Laer, Muna Abu Sin, Miriam Korte-Berwanger, Sören Gatermann and Guido Werner

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:62

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  12. Content type: Research

    Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has been identified as one of the major threats to global health, food security and development today. While there has been considerable attention about the use and misuse of ant...

    Authors: Abhimanyu Singh Chauhan, Mathew Sunil George, Pranab Chatterjee, Johanna Lindahl, Delia Grace and Manish Kakkar

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:60

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  13. Content type: Research

    The emergence and spread of New Delhi metallo-β-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae has been a serious challenge to manage in the clinic due to its rapid dissemination of multi-drug resistance worldwide. As on...

    Authors: Xi Li, Ying Fu, Mengyuan Shen, Danyan Huang, Xiaoxing Du, Qingfeng Hu, Yonglie Zhou, Dairong Wang and Yunsong Yu

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:59

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  14. Content type: Research

    Accurate estimates of the burden of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) are needed to establish the magnitude of this global threat in terms of both health and cost, and to paramaterise cost-effectiveness evaluatio...

    Authors: Nichola R. Naylor, Rifat Atun, Nina Zhu, Kavian Kulasabanathan, Sachin Silva, Anuja Chatterjee, Gwenan M. Knight and Julie V. Robotham

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:58

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  15. Content type: Research

    Hospital Associated infections (HAI) are very common in Intensive Care Units (ICU) and are usually associated with use of invasive devices in the patients. This study was conducted to determine the prevalence ...

    Authors: Dmitriy Viderman, Yekaterina Khamzina, Zhannur Kaligozhin, Makhira Khudaibergenova, Agzam Zhumadilov, Byron Crape and Azliyati Azizan

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:57

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  16. Content type: Research

    Inappropriate use of antibiotics increases resistance and reduces their effectiveness. Despite evidence-based guidelines, antibiotics are still commonly used to treat infections likely caused by respiratory vi...

    Authors: Sukhyun Ryu, Sojung Kim, Bryan I. Kim, Eili Y. Klein, Young Kyung Yoon and Byung Chul Chun

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:56

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  17. Content type: Research

    Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) pose an urgent public health threat in the United States. An important step in planning and monitoring a national response to CRE is understanding its epidemiology...

    Authors: Daniel J. Livorsi, Margaret L. Chorazy, Marin L. Schweizer, Erin C. Balkenende, Amy E. Blevins, Rajeshwari Nair, Matthew H. Samore, Richard E. Nelson, Karim Khader and Eli N. Perencevich

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:55

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  18. Content type: Research

    Enterococci are frequent pathogens causing nosocomial infections in Germany. Infections due to strains with vancomycin resistance are high when compared with other European states. Therefore, the study aimed t...

    Authors: Cornelius Remschmidt, Christin Schröder, Michael Behnke, Petra Gastmeier, Christine Geffers and Tobias Siegfried Kramer

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:54

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  19. Content type: Research

    Shiga-toxigenic Escherichia coli strains are one of the most important foodborne bacteria with an emergence of antibiotic resistance. Foodborne STEC strains are mainly associated with presence of certain virulenc...

    Authors: Reza Ranjbar, Farhad Safarpoor Dehkordi, Mohammad Hossein Sakhaei Shahreza and Ebrahim Rahimi

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:53

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  20. Content type: Short report

    The distribution of Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamase-producing Gram-negative bacteria (ESBL-GNB) colonization sites is relevant for infection control guidelines on detection and follow-up of colonization. We q...

    Authors: Joffrey van Prehn, Anna M. Kaiser, Suzanne D. van der Werff, Rosa van Mansfeld and Christina M. J. E. Vandenbroucke-Grauls

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:52

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  21. Content type: Research

    In May 2015, we noticed an increase in carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (CRAB) infections in the Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU). To investigate this, we studied the extent of environmental contami...

    Authors: Deborah H. L. Ng, Kalisvar Marimuthu, Jia Jun Lee, Wei Xin Khong, Oon Tek Ng, Wei Zhang, Bee Fong Poh, Pooja Rao, Maya Devi Rajinder Raj, Brenda Ang and Partha Pratim De

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:51

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  22. Content type: Research

    The optimal decontamination method for needle-free connectors is still unresolved. The objective of this study was to determine if a continuous passive disinfection cap is as effective as standard cleaning for...

    Authors: Anna L. Casey, Tarja J. Karpanen, Peter Nightingale and Tom S. J. Elliott

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:50

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  23. Content type: Research

    Transmission of healthcare-associated infections caused by antibiotic- and multi-drug resistant (MDR) pathogens (e.g. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Pseudomonas aeruginosa) are a major concer...

    Authors: Alyssa M. West, Peter J. Teska, Caitlinn B. Lineback and Haley F. Oliver

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:49

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  24. Content type: Research

    The study aimed to evaluate the distribution of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), the incidence rates and device utilization ratio (DUR) of device-associated infections (DAIs), as well as the distributi...

    Authors: Aida Bianco, Maria Simona Capano, Valentina Mascaro, Claudia Pileggi and Maria Pavia

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:48

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  25. Content type: Research

    Antibiotic resistance of environmental Escherichia coli in hospitals could be increased due to extensive use of biocides resulting in serious infections. In this study, the prevalence of antibiotic resistance of ...

    Authors: Bothyna Ghanem and Randa Nayef Haddadin

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:47

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  26. Content type: Research

    Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a growing public health problem across the world. As the negative consequences of AMR become apparent at local, national and international levels, more attention is being focu...

    Authors: Matt Smith, Caroline King, Mark Davis, Adele Dickson, Jeni Park, Fraser Smith, Kay Currie and Paul Flowers

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:46

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  27. Content type: Review

    Outbreaks of healthcare-associated fungal infections have repeatedly been described over recent years, often caused by new or uncommon species. Candida auris, a recently described multidrug-resistant yeast specie...

    Authors: Marie-Elisabeth Bougnoux, Sophie Brun and Jean-Ralph Zahar

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:45

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  28. Content type: Research

    Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium (VRE) is a leading cause of hospital-acquired infections. New, presumably better-adapted strains of VRE appear unpredictably; it is uncertain how they spread despite impr...

    Authors: Andrew A. Mahony, Andrew H. Buultjens, Susan A. Ballard, Elizabeth A. Grabsch, Shirley Xie, Torsten Seemann, Rhonda L. Stuart, Despina Kotsanas, Allen Cheng, Helen Heffernan, Sally A. Roberts, Geoffrey W. Coombs, Narin Bak, John K. Ferguson, Glen C. Carter, Benjamin P. Howden…

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:44

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  29. Content type: Research

    We developed a personalised antimicrobial information module co-designed with patients. This study aimed to evaluate the potential impact of this patient-centred intervention on short-term knowledge and unders...

    Authors: Timothy M. Rawson, Luke S. P. Moore, Enrique Castro-Sanchez, Esmita Charani, Bernard Hernandez, Vivian Alividza, Fran Husson, Christofer Toumazou, Raheelah Ahmad, Pantelis Georgiou and Alison H. Holmes

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:43

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  30. Content type: Research

    To determine the prevalence of intestinal S. aureus colonization of patients at a large teaching hospital and determine the molecular characteristics of the identified strains. The second objective of this resear...

    Authors: A. E. Kates, D. Thapaliya, T. C. Smith and M. L. Chorazy

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:42

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  31. Content type: Research

    Postoperative central nervous system infections (PCNSIs) represent a serious complication, and the timely use of antibiotics guided by the identification of the causative pathogens and their antibiotic sensiti...

    Authors: Jian-bo Chang, Hao Wu, He Wang, Bai-tao Ma, Ren-zhi Wang and Jun-ji Wei

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:41

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  32. Content type: Short report

    Clostridium difficile infection is an important cause of morbidity and mortality but the optimal method of diagnosis for both patient management and infection prevention remains controversial.

    Authors: E. Casari, C. De Luca, M. Calabrò, C. Scuderi, C. Daleno and A. Ferrario

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:40

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  33. Content type: Short report

    In this study, the draft genome sequences of two different carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii clinical strains isolated from the same blood culture sample of an Iranian patient were determined. The stra...

    Authors: Linda Hadjadj, Saeed Shoja, Seydina M. Diene and Jean-Marc Rolain

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:39

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  34. Content type: Research

    Infection control needs user-friendly standardized instruments to measure the compliance to guidelines and to implement targeted improvement actions. This abstract describes a tool to measure the quality of in...

    Authors: Ina Willemsen and Jan Kluytmans

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:38

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  35. Content type: Review

    Identifying the source of an outbreak is the most crucial aspect of any outbreak investigation. In this review, we address the frequently discussed question of whether (rectal) screening of health care workers...

    Authors: Nikos Ulrich, Petra Gastmeier and Ralf-Peter Vonberg

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:36

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  36. Content type: Research

    Administration of antimicrobials to food-producing animals is regarded as a major contributor to the overall emergence of resistance in bacteria worldwide. However, few data are available on global antimicrobi...

    Authors: G. Ström, S. Boqvist, A. Albihn, L.-L. Fernström, A. Andersson Djurfeldt, S. Sokerya, T. Sothyra and U. Magnusson

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:35

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  37. Content type: Research

    Environmental cleaning is a fundamental principle of infection control in health care settings. We determined whether implementing separated environmental cleaning management measures in MICU reduced the densi...

    Authors: Swee Siang Wong, Cheng Hua Huang, Chiu Chu Yang, Yi Pei Hsieh, Chen Ni Kuo, Yi Ru Chen and Li Ching Chen

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:34

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  38. Content type: Research

    Rationale and aims of the study were to compare colonization frequencies with MDR bacteria isolated from LTCF residents in three different Northern Italian regions, to investigate risk factors for colonization...

    Authors: Elisabetta Nucleo, Mariasofia Caltagirone, Vittoria Mattioni Marchetti, Roberto D’Angelo, Elena Fogato, Massimo Confalonieri, Camilla Reboli, Albert March, Ferisa Sleghel, Gertrud Soelva, Elisabetta Pagani, Richard Aschbacher, Roberta Migliavacca and Laura Pagani

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:33

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  39. Content type: Research

    Emergence of multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa is of global concern. We aimed to identify epidemiological relationships, the most common way of transmission, and risk factors for presence of Verona Integ...

    Authors: Anne F. Voor in ‘t holt, Juliëtte A. Severin, Margot B. H. Hagenaars, Inge de Goeij, Diederik Gommers and Margreet C. Vos

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:32

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  40. Content type: Review

    The objective of this review is to provide a comprehensive overview of the different types of economic evaluations that can be utilized by Infection Prevention and Control practitioners with a particular focus...

    Authors: Elissa Rennert-May, John Conly, Jenine Leal, Stephanie Smith and Braden Manns

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:31

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  41. Content type: Research

    Antibiotic misuse in food-producing animals is potentially associated with human acquisition of multidrug-resistant (MDR; resistance to ≥ 3 drug classes) bacteria via the food chain. We aimed to determine if M...

    Authors: Jade E. McLellan, Joshua I. Pitcher, Susan A. Ballard, Elizabeth A. Grabsch, Jan M. Bell, Mary Barton and M. Lindsay Grayson

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:30

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  42. Content type: Research

    Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) systems are gaining popularity, however objective comparisons of their characteristics are lacking. While environmental cultures and reduction of hospital-associated i...

    Authors: Vincent Masse, Michael J. Hartley, Michael B. Edmond and Daniel J. Diekema

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:29

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  43. Content type: Review

    Policy makers and governments are calling for coordination to address the crisis emerging from the ineffectiveness of current antibiotics and stagnated pipe-line of new ones – antimicrobial resistance (AMR). W...

    Authors: Gabriel Birgand, Enrique Castro-Sánchez, Sonja Hansen, Petra Gastmeier, Jean-Christophe Lucet, Ewan Ferlie, Alison Holmes and Raheelah Ahmad

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:28

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  44. Content type: Research

    Ivermectin is an endectocide against many parasites. Though being a macrocyclic lactone, its activity against bacteria has been less known, possibly due to the fact that micromolar concentrations at tissue lev...

    Authors: Shoaib Ashraf, Umer Chaudhry, Ali Raza, Debasri Ghosh and Xin Zhao

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:27

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  45. Content type: Research

    South-Asia is known as a hub for multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacteria. Unfortunately, proper surveillance and documentation of MDR pathogens is lacking in Pakistan. The alarming increase in the prevalence of ext...

    Authors: Samyyia Abrar, Shahida Hussain, Rehan Ahmad Khan, Noor Ul Ain, Hayat Haider and Saba Riaz

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:26

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  46. Content type: Guidelines article

    The Asia Pacific Society of Infection Control launched its revised Guidelines for Disinfection and Sterilization of Instruments in Health Care Facilities in February 2017. This document describes the guideline...

    Authors: Moi Lin Ling, Patricia Ching, Ammar Widitaputra, Alison Stewart, Nanthipha Sirijindadirat and Le Thi Anh Thu

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:25

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  47. Content type: Research

    This study aimed to estimate the prevalence of methicillin-susceptible and -resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA and MRSA) and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis (MRSE) nasopharyngeal carriage amon...

    Authors: Sheila de Benito, Luis Alou, Ricardo Becerro-de-Bengoa-Vallejo, Marta Elena Losa-Iglesias, María Luisa Gómez-Lus, Luis Collado and David Sevillano

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:24

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