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  1. Assessment of the burden of disease due to antimicrobial-resistant Escherichia coli infections facilitates understanding the scale of the problem and potential impacts, and comparison to other diseases, which all...

    Authors: M. C. MacKinnon, J. M. Sargeant, D. L. Pearl, R. J. Reid-Smith, C. A. Carson, E. J. Parmley and S. A. McEwen

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:200

    Content type: Review

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  2. Adherence observations of health care workers (HCW) revealed deficiencies in the use of recommended personal protective equipment (PPE) among HCW caring in COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 wards during the first peri...

    Authors: Meike M. Neuwirth, Frauke Mattner and Robin Otchwemah

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:199

    Content type: Short report

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  3. Infections caused by Enterobacteriaceae are mainly treated with the β-lactam antibiotics, nevertheless, the emergence of species with plasmid-borne β-lactamases has decreased the efficacy of these antibiotics. Th...

    Authors: Ebtisam S. Mohamed, Rasha M. M. Khairy and Soha S. Abdelrahim

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:198

    Content type: Research

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  4. Long-term treatment with azithromycin is a therapeutic option in Cystic Fibrosis (CF) patients chronically infected with P. aeruginosa. It was recently shown that azithromycin has direct antimicrobial activity wh...

    Authors: Michael Sörensen, Bakhodur Khakimov, Dennis Nurjadi, Sébastien Boutin, Buqing Yi, Alexander H. Dalpke and Tatjana Eigenbrod

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:197

    Content type: Short report

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  5. The emerging COVID-19 pandemic poses many difficulties to medical professionals. One of them is the need to use personal protective equipment (PPE) in order to protect themselves and their families, while not ...

    Authors: Einat Seidel, Shahar Luski, Yaarit Ribak, Ahmed Nama, Takeshi Saraya, Toshiaki Nishiyama, Yonatan Oster and Ran Nir-Paz

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:196

    Content type: Commentary

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  6. This study sought to assess the effectiveness and return on investment (ROI) of a multifaceted intervention aimed at improving antibiotic prescribing for acute respiratory infections in primary care.

    Authors: Adolfo Figueiras, Paula López-Vázquez, Cristian Gonzalez-Gonzalez, Juan Manuel Vázquez-Lago, María Piñeiro-Lamas, Ana López-Durán, Coro Sánchez, María Teresa Herdeiro and Maruxa Zapata-Cachafeiro

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:195

    Content type: Research

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  7. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) represents one of the biggest threats to health globally. This cross-sectional study determined knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) regarding antimicrobial use (AMU) and AMR...

    Authors: Calvin Sindato, Leonard E. G. Mboera, Bugwesa Z. Katale, Gasto Frumence, Sharadhuli Kimera, Taane G. Clark, Helena Legido-Quigley, Stephen E. Mshana, Mark M. Rweyemamu and Mecky Matee

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:194

    Content type: Research

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  8. Owing to their resistance to an important class of antibiotics, the prevention and treatment of carbapenem-resistant (CR)/non-susceptible Gram-negative (GN) infections has become an important public health obj...

    Authors: Esther E. Avendano, Gowri Raman, Jeffrey Chan and Eilish McCann

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:193

    Content type: Research

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  9. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) represents an unprecedented healthcare challenge. Various SARS-CoV-2 outbreaks in healthcare facilitie...

    Authors: Sandra Schneider, Brar Piening, Pauline Assina Nouri-Pasovsky, Anne Caroline Krüger, Petra Gastmeier and Seven Johannes Sam Aghdassi

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:192

    Content type: Research

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  10. Super-spreaders are individuals infecting disproportionately large numbers of contacts. They probably play a crucial role in the transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). We...

    Authors: Dana Weissberg, Jürg Böni, Silvana K. Rampini, Verena Kufner, Maryam Zaheri, Peter W. Schreiber, Irene A. Abela, Michael Huber, Hugo Sax and Aline Wolfensberger

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:191

    Content type: Research

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  11. Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) was officially declared a pandemic in March 2020. Many cases of COVID-19 are nosocomial, but to the best of our knowledge, no nosocomial outbreaks on psychiatric departments of s...

    Authors: J. J. E. Rovers, L. S. van de Linde, N. Kenters, E. M. Bisseling, D. F. Nieuwenhuijse, B. B. Oude Munnink, A. Voss and M. Nabuurs-Franssen

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:190

    Content type: Research

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  12. Placement of central-venous catheters (CVCs) is an essential practice in the management of hospitalized patients, however, insertion at the commonly used sites has often the potential of inducing major complic...

    Authors: Vassiliki Pitiriga, Petros Kanellopoulos, Ioannis Bakalis, Elsa Kampos, Ioannis Sagris, George Saroglou and Athanasios Tsakris

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:189

    Content type: Research

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  13. Surgical site infections (SSI) are rare but severe complications after total joint arthroplasty (TJA). Decolonization measures prior to elective orthopedic surgeries have shown to reduce the risk of SSI with Stap...

    Authors: Björn Wandhoff, Christin Schröder, Ulrich Nöth, Robert Krause, Burkhard Schmidt, Stephan David, Eike-Eric Scheller, Friedrich Jahn, Michael Behnke, Petra Gastmeier and Tobias Siegfried Kramer

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:188

    Content type: Research

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  14. The costs attributable to antimicrobial resistance (AMR) remain theoretical and largely unspecified. Current figures fail to capture the full health and economic burden caused by AMR across human, animal, and ...

    Authors: Chantal M. Morel, Richard A. Alm, Christine Årdal, Alessandra Bandera, Giacomo M. Bruno, Elena Carrara, Giorgio L. Colombo, Marlieke E. A. de Kraker, Sabiha Essack, Isabel Frost, Bruno Gonzalez-Zorn, Herman Goossens, Luca Guardabassi, Stephan Harbarth, Peter S. Jørgensen, Souha S. Kanj…

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:187

    Content type: Research

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  15. Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) are largely preventable when evidence-based guidelines are followed. However, it is not clear how well these guidelines are followed in intensive care un...

    Authors: Xiuwen Chi, Juan Guo, Xiaofeng Niu, Ru He, Lijuan Wu and Hong Xu

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:186

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Prehospital professionals such as emergency physicians or paramedics must be able to choose and adequately don and doff personal protective equipment (PPE) in order to avoid COVID-19 infection. Our aim was to ...

    Authors: Laurent Suppan, Loric Stuby, Birgit Gartner, Robert Larribau, Anne Iten, Mohamed Abbas, Stephan Harbarth and Mélanie Suppan

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:185

    Content type: Research

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  17. Ethiopia has set a goal to eliminate malaria by 2030; Artemether–lumefantrine (AL) is put as one of the cornerstone strategies for uncomplicated plasmodium falciparum malaria treatment. However, only focusing on ...

    Authors: Mekonnen Gebremichael Gebrekidan, Gebretsadik Berhe Gebremedhin, Yosef Sibhatu Gebregiorgis, Alefech Addisu Gezehegn and Kissanet Tesfay Weldearegay

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:184

    Content type: Research

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  18. Studies have repeatedly highlighted the need for homogenisation of training content and opportunities in infection prevention and control (IPC) across European countries.

    Authors: Constantinos Tsioutis, Gabriel Birgand, Erik Bathoorn, Aleksander Deptula, Lenny ten Horn, Enrique Castro-Sánchez, Oana Săndulescu, Andreas F. Widmer, Athanasios Tsakris, Giulio Pieve, Evelina Tacconelli and Nico T. Mutters

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:183

    Content type: Review

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  19. Carbapenem resistant Acinetobacter species have caused great difficulties in clinical therapy in the worldwide. Here we describe an Acinetobacter johnsonii M19 with a novel blaOXA-23 containing transposon Tn6681 ...

    Authors: Gongli Zong, Chuanqing Zhong, Jiafang Fu, Yu Zhang, Peipei Zhang, Wenchi Zhang, Yan Xu, Guangxiang Cao and Rongzhen Zhang

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:182

    Content type: Research

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  20. The use of antimicrobials in animals for growth promotion and infection prevention significantly contributes to the development of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), a growing public health threat. While the Worl...

    Authors: Sunil Pokharel, Priyanka Shrestha and Bipin Adhikari

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:181

    Content type: Commentary

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  21. Transplant recipients are at high risk for infections. However, donor-recipient transmission of multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) remains mostly unaddressed in the protocols of pre-transplant infection and...

    Authors: Carlos L. Correa-Martínez, Felix Becker, Vera Schwierzeck, Alexander Mellmann, Jens G. Brockmann and Stefanie Kampmeier

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:180

    Content type: Case report

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  22. COVID-19 is continuing to ravage the globe. In many Western Countries, the populous has not embraced public health advice which has resulted in a resurgence of the COVID-19 virus. In the United States, there i...

    Authors: Kevin T. Kavanagh, Judith Pare and Christine Pontus

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:179

    Content type: Meeting Report

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  23. Staphylococcus epidermidis is the most common pathogen in postoperative endophthalmitis and causes various infectious eye diseases. However, there is very little information on fluoroquinolone antibiotic resistan...

    Authors: Jung Youb Kang, Woonhyoung Lee, Gwang Myeong Noh, Bo Hyun Jeong, Indal Park and Sang Joon Lee

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:177

    Content type: Research

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  24. Pre-wetted disinfectant wipes are increasingly being used in healthcare facilities to help address the risk of healthcare associated infections (HAIs). However, HAIs are still a major problem in the US with Clost...

    Authors: Carine A. Nkemngong, Gurpreet K. Chaggar, Xiaobao Li, Peter J. Teska and Haley F. Oliver

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:176

    Content type: Research

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  25. Local data from the Asella Teaching and Referral Hospital in the town of Asella, Ethiopia reveal a high prevalence of extended-spectrum β-lactamase- (ESBL) producing Gram-negative bacteria (GNB) in clinical is...

    Authors: Tafese Beyene Tufa, Andre Fuchs, Tobias Wienemann, Yannik Eggers, Sileshi Abdissa, Marlen Schneider, Björn-Erik Ole Jensen, Johannes G. Bode, Klaus Pfeffer, Dieter Häussinger, Colin R. Mackenzie, Hans Martin Orth and Torsten Feldt

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:175

    Content type: Research

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  26. Group B Streptococcus (GBS) remains a significant cause of neonatal infection, but the maternal risk factors for GBS colonization remain poorly defined. We hypothesized that there may be an association between an...

    Authors: Gerald A. Capraro, Sajel Lala, Khaldia Khaled, Elizabeth Gosciniak, Brianna Saadat, Sarah M. Alvarez, Seema Kumar, Tara Calhoun, Edward Landry, Gloria Caldito, Joseph A. Bocchini Jr. and John A. Vanchiere

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:174

    Content type: Research

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  27. Inappropriate antibiotic utilization is associated with the emergence of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and a decline in antibiotic susceptibility in many pathogenic organisms isolated in intensive care units....

    Authors: Yasser M. Kazzaz, Haneen AlTurki, Lama Aleisa, Bashaer Alahmadi, Nora Alfattoh and Nadia Alattas

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:173

    Content type: Research

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  28. Studies have detected that prescribers display gaps in knowledge and inappropriate attitudes regarding antibiotics and resistances, but it is not known whether these are generated during professional practice ...

    Authors: Natalia Nogueira-Uzal, Maruxa Zapata-Cachafeiro, Olalla Vázquez-Cancela, Ana López-Durán, Maria T. Herdeiro and Adolfo Figueiras

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:172

    Content type: Review

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  29. Appropriate antibiotic prescribing is key to combating antimicrobial resistance. Upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs) are common reasons for emergency department (ED) visits and antibiotic use. Different...

    Authors: Joshua Guoxian Wong, Aung-Hein Aung, Weixiang Lian, David Chien Lye, Chee-Kheong Ooi and Angela Chow

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:171

    Content type: Research

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  30. The distribution of β-lactam resistance genes in P. aeruginosa is often closely related to the distribution of certain high-risk international clones. We used whole-genome sequencing (WGS) to identify the predomi...

    Authors: Mazen A. Sid Ahmed, Faisal Ahmad Khan, Ali A. Sultan, Bo Söderquist, Emad Bashir Ibrahim, Jana Jass and Ali S. Omrani

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:170

    Content type: Short report

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  31. The environmental role of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) acquisition and infection in human disease has been described but not thoroughly investigated. We aimed to assess the occurrence of CP...

    Authors: Regev Cohen, Svetlana Paikin, Assaf Rokney, Maxim Rubin-Blum and Peleg Astrahan

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:169

    Content type: Research

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  32. The aim of this study was to detect CMY-type beta-lactamases in E. coli isolates obtained from paediatric patients.

    Authors: Jocelin Merida-Vieyra, Agustín De Colsa-Ranero, Yair Calderón-Castañeda and Alejandra Aquino-Andrade

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:168

    Content type: Research

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  33. We performed an environmental sampling study to investigate the environmental contamination of SARS-CoV-2 by COVID-19 patients with prolonged PCR positive status of clinical samples.

    Authors: Li Wei, Wenzhi Huang, Xiaojun Lu, Yantong Wang, Linzhi Cheng, Rong Deng, Haiyan Long and Zhiyong Zong

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:167

    Content type: Short report

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  34. This study reports the global trends of antimicrobial susceptibility to ceftaroline and ceftazidime–avibactam using data from the Antimicrobial Testing Leadership and Surveillance (ATLAS) program between 2012 ...

    Authors: Hui Zhang, Yingchun Xu, Peiyao Jia, Ying Zhu, Ge Zhang, Jingjia Zhang, Simeng Duan, Wei Kang, Tong Wang, Ran Jing, Jingwei Cheng, Yali Liu and Qiwen Yang

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:166

    Content type: Research

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  35. Surgical antibiotic prophylaxis (SAP) represents a major indication of antibiotic consumption worldwide. The present study aims to report the results of an enabling, long-term AMS intervention conducted betwee...

    Authors: Francesco Vladimiro Segala, Rita Murri, Eleonora Taddei, Francesca Giovannenze, Pierluigi Del Vecchio, Emanuela Birocchi, Francesco Taccari, Roberto Cauda and Massimo Fantoni

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:164

    Content type: Research

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  36. Strong evidence is lacking to support effectiveness of currently implemented tuberculosis infection prevention control (TB-IPC) measures for preventing nosocomial tuberculosis (TB) transmission. This 13-year a...

    Authors: Zhongyao Xie, Ning Zhou, Yuqing Chi, Guofang Huang, Jingping Wang, Hui Gao, Na Xie, Qianhui Ma, Nan Yang, Zhenlan Duan, Wenjuan Nie, Zhaogang Sun and Naihui Chu

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:165

    Content type: Research

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  37. Hospital intensive care units (ICUs) are known reservoirs of multidrug resistant nosocomial bacteria. Targeted environmental monitoring of these organisms in health care facilities can strengthen infection con...

    Authors: Kanishka Kamathewatta, Rhys Bushell, Fannana Rafa, Glenn Browning, Helen Billman-Jacobe and Marc Marenda

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:163

    Content type: Research

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  38. The widespread application of triclosan contributes to its residual deposition in urine, which provides an environment of long-term exposure to triclosan for the intestinal Escherichia coli. We determined the tri...

    Authors: Weiliang Zeng, Wenya Xu, Ye Xu, Wenli Liao, Yajie Zhao, Xiangkuo Zheng, Chunquan Xu, Tieli Zhou and Jianming Cao

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:161

    Content type: Research

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  39. The impact of appropriate antimicrobial therapy for A. baumannii bacteremic pneumonia has not been well established due to the inclusion of the three phenotypically indistinguishable Acinetobacter species and con...

    Authors: Fang-Yu Kang, Chorng-Kuang How, Yung-Chih Wang, Aristine Cheng, Ya-Sung Yang, Shu-Chen Kuo, Chang-Pan Liu, Yuag-Meng Liu, Te-Li Chen and Yi-Tzu Lee

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:160

    Content type: Research

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  40. The overuse of antibiotics has been a major public health problem worldwide, especially in low- and middle- income countries (LMIC). However, there are few policies specific to antibiotic stewardship in primar...

    Authors: Xuemei Wang, Yuqing Tang, Chenxi Liu, Junjie Liu, Youwen Cui and Xinping Zhang

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:159

    Content type: Research

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  41. Clostridioides (Clostridium) difficile is an important pathogen of healthcare- associated diarrhea, however, an increase in the occurrence of C. difficile infection (CDI) outside hospital settings has been report...

    Authors: Mohammad Sholeh, Marcela Krutova, Mehdi Forouzesh, Sergey Mironov, Nourkhoda Sadeghifard, Leila Molaeipour, Abbas Maleki and Ebrahim Kouhsari

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:158

    Content type: Review

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  42. After the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus outbreak in Korea in 2015, the Government established a strategy for infection prevention to encourage infection control activities in hospitals. The new ...

    Authors: Pyoeng Gyun Choe, Jihee Lim, Eun Jin Kim, Jeong Hee Kim, Myoung Jin Shin, Sung Ran Kim, Jun Yong Choi, Young Hwa Choi, Kyung Won Lee, Hyunsook Koo, Hyungmin Lee, Kyoung-Ho Song, Eu Suk Kim, Nam Joong Kim, Myoung-don Oh and Hong Bin Kim

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:157

    Content type: Research

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  43. Linezolid has been increasingly used in tertiary NICUs. The objectives of this study were to explore the indications of these linezolid prescriptions, to analyze a possible misuse and to provide solutions to a...

    Authors: Lucie Matrat, Frank Plaisant, Christine Barreto, Olivier Claris and Marine Butin

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:156

    Content type: Research

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  44. Nosocomial carbapenemase-producing Enterobacterieceae (CPE) infections constitute a major global health concern and are associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Rectal colonization with CPE is a risk fa...

    Authors: Li Yan, Jide Sun, Xiuyu Xu and Shifeng Huang

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:155

    Content type: Research

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  45. Currently, hospitals have been forced to divert substantial resources to cope with the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. It is unclear if this situation will affect long-standing infection ...

    Authors: Stefanie Kampmeier, Hauke Tönnies, Carlos L. Correa-Martinez, Alexander Mellmann and Vera Schwierzeck

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:154

    Content type: Research

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  46. A considerable proportion of patients hospitalized with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) acquired secondary bacterial infections (SBIs). The etiology and antimicrobial resistance of bacteria were reported a...

    Authors: Jie Li, Junwei Wang, Yi Yang, Peishan Cai, Jingchao Cao, Xuefeng Cai and Yu Zhang

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:153

    Content type: Research

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  47. The increase in antimicrobial resistance is of worldwide concern. Surrogate tracers attempt to simulate microbial transmission by avoiding the infectious risks associated with live organisms. We evaluated sili...

    Authors: Manuela Scotoni, Julian Koch, Timothy R. Julian, Lauren Clack, Ana K. Pitol, Aline Wolfensberger, Robert N. Grass and Hugo Sax

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:152

    Content type: Research

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  48. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: John Conly, W. H. Seto, Didier Pittet, Alison Holmes, May Chu and Paul R. Hunter

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:151

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:126