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  1. Content type: Research

    Antibiotic resistance (ABR) is a serious threat that requires coordinated global intervention to prevent its spread. There is limited data from the English-speaking Caribbean.

    Authors: Alison Nicholson, Ingrid Tennant, Livingston White, Camille-Ann Thoms-Rodriguez, Loraine Cook, Stephen Johnson, Tamara Thompson, Jasper Barnett and Lundie Richards

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:23

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:77

  2. Content type: Case Report

    Acinetobacter baumannii nosocomial ventriculitis/meningitis, especially those due to drug-resistant strains, has substantially increased over recent years. However, limited therapeutic options exist for the Acine...

    Authors: Wei Guo, Shao-Chun Guo, Min Li, Li-Hong Li and Yan Qu

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:22

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  3. Content type: Research

    Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is responsible for upper and lower respiratory tract infection in adults and children. Especially immunocompromised patients are at high risk for a severe course of infection,...

    Authors: Claas Baier, Sibylle Haid, Andreas Beilken, Astrid Behnert, Martin Wetzke, Richard J. P. Brown, Corinna Schmitt, Ella Ebadi, Gesine Hansen, Thomas F. Schulz, Thomas Pietschmann and Franz-Christoph Bange

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:21

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  4. Content type: Research

    Proper sterile processing is fundamental to safe surgical practice and optimal patient outcomes. Sterile processing practices in low and middle-income countries often fall short of recommended standards. The i...

    Authors: Olive Fast, Christina Fast, Dan Fast, Suzanne Veltjens, Zouliha Salami and Michelle White

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:20

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  5. Content type: Research

    Leech therapy in plastic/reconstructive microsurgery significantly improves a successful outcome of flap salvage but the drawback is a risk of severe infection that results in a drop of the salvage rates from ...

    Authors: Delphine Grau, Raphaël Masson, Maxime Villiet and Brigitte Lamy

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:19

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  6. Content type: Research

    The plasmid-encoded multidrug efflux pump oqxAB confers bacterial resistance primarily to olaquindox, quinolones, and chloramphenicol. The aims of this study were to investigate the prevalence of oqxAB among Esch...

    Authors: Baoguang Liu, Hua Wu, Yajun Zhai, Zhipei He, Huarun Sun, Tian Cai, Dandan He, Jianhua Liu, Shanmei Wang, Yushan Pan, Li Yuan and Gongzheng Hu

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:18

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  7. Content type: Research

    Bacterial infections have become more challenging to treat due to the emergence of multidrug-resistant pathogenic bacteria. Combined antibiotics prove to be a relatively effective method to control such resist...

    Authors: Yi-ming Wang, Ling-cong Kong, Jie Liu and Hong-xia Ma

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:17

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  8. Content type: Research

    In the United States, 1.7 million immunocompromised patients contract a healthcare-associated infection, annually. These infections increase morbidity, mortality and costs of care. A relatively unexplored rout...

    Authors: Samantha D. Knowlton, Corey L. Boles, Eli N. Perencevich, Daniel J. Diekema and Matthew W. Nonnenmann

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:16

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  9. Content type: Research

    The global rise and spread of antibiotic resistance is limiting the usefulness of antibiotics in the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases. The use of antibiotic stewardship programs guided by local ...

    Authors: Appiah-Korang Labi, Noah Obeng-Nkrumah, Edmund Tetteh Nartey, Stephanie Bjerrum, Nii Armah Adu-Aryee, Yaw Adjei Ofori-Adjei, Alfred E. Yawson and Mercy J. Newman

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:15

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  10. Content type: Research

    Patients submitted to hemodialysis therapy are more susceptible to infection, especially to infection by Gram-positive bacteria. Various research works have attempted to discover new antimicrobial agents from ...

    Authors: Rosimara Gonçalves Leite Vieira, Thaís da Silva Moraes, Larissa de Oliveira Silva, Thamires Chiquini Bianchi, Rodrigo Cassio Sola Veneziani, Sérgio Ricardo Ambrósio, Jairo Kenupp Bastos, Regina Helena Pires and Carlos Henrique Gomes Martins

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:14

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  11. Content type: Research

    Cesarean surgical site infections (SSIs) can be prevented by proper preoperative antibiotic prophylaxis. Differences in antibiotic selection in clinical practice exist according to obstetricians’ preferences d...

    Authors: Srisuda Assawapalanggool, Nongyao Kasatpibal, Supatra Sirichotiyakul, Rajin Arora, Watcharin Suntornlimsiri and Anucha Apisarnthanarak

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:13

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  12. Content type: Research

    The ongoing extended spectrum β-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBL-PE) pandemic has led to an increasing carbapenem use, requiring release of guidelines for carbapenem usage in France in late 2010. We s...

    Authors: Allison Muller, Xavier Bertrand, Anne-Marie Rogues, Muriel Péfau, Serge Alfandari, Rémy Gauzit, Catherine Dumartin and Houssein Gbaguidi-Haore

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:11

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  13. Content type: Short report

    An increased proportion of Gram-negative bacteria have recently been reported among etiologic agents of infection. In Poland, Acinetobacter baumannii is a big problem for hospitals, especially intensive care unit...

    Authors: Anna Różańska, Agnieszka Chmielarczyk, Dorota Romaniszyn, Grzegorz Majka and Małgorzata Bulanda

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:10

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  14. Content type: Research

    Acinetobacter species have become increasingly common in the intensive care units (ICU) over the past two decades, causing serious infections. At the American University of Beirut Medical Center, the incidence of...

    Authors: Zeina A. Kanafani, Nada Zahreddine, Ralph Tayyar, Jad Sfeir, George F. Araj, Ghassan M. Matar and Souha S. Kanj

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:9

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  15. Content type: Research

    Post-neurosurgical intracranial infections caused by multidrug-resistant or extensively drug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii are difficult to treat and associated with high mortality. In this study, we analyzed...

    Authors: Sijun Pan, Xiaofang Huang, Yesong Wang, Li Li, Changyun Zhao, Zhongxiang Yao, Wei Cui and Gensheng Zhang

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:8

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:11

  16. Content type: Guidelines article

    Antimicrobial use in food-producing animals selects for antimicrobial resistance that can be transmitted to humans via food or other transmission routes. The World Health Organization (WHO) in 2005 ranked the ...

    Authors: Awa Aidara-Kane, Frederick J. Angulo, John M. Conly, Yuki Minato, Ellen K. Silbergeld, Scott A. McEwen and Peter J. Collignon

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:7

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  17. Content type: Correction

    The original article [1] contained an error whereby an erroneous article ID being displayed at the end of the title; the original article has now been corrected to remove this ID.

    Authors: Walter Zingg, Isabelle Soulake, Damien Baud, Benedikt Huttner, Riccardo Pfister, Gesuele Renzi, Didier Pittet, Jacques Schrenzel and Patrice Francois

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:6

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    The original article was published in Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2017 6:125

  18. Content type: Research

    Carbapenem-nonsusceptible A. baumannii-calcoaceticus complex have emerged worldwide, but the epidemiology in Indonesian hospitals has not been studied.

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

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:5

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  19. Content type: Research

    Inappropriate ordering and acquisition of urine cultures leads to unnecessary treatment of asymptomatic bacteriuria (ASB). Treatment of ASB contributes to antimicrobial resistance particularly among hospital-a...

    Authors: Robert Redwood, Mary Jo Knobloch, Daniela C. Pellegrini, Matthew J. Ziegler, Michael Pulia and Nasia Safdar

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:4

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  20. Content type: Research

    Data about the burden of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing microorganisms in Africa are limited. Our study aimed to estimate the prevalence of human faecal ESBL carriage in the community of an ...

    Authors: Stefan Erb, Lauren D’Mello-Guyett, Hamisi M. Malebo, Robert M. Njee, Fatuma Matwewe, Jeroen Ensink, Vladimira Hinic, Andreas Widmer and Reno Frei

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:3

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  21. Content type: Research

    Healthcare associated infection (HAI) is alarmingly increasing in low income settings. In Ethiopia, the burden of HAI is still not well described.

    Authors: Solomon Ali, Melkamu Birhane, Sisay Bekele, Gebre Kibru, Lule Teshager, Yonas Yilma, Yesuf Ahmed, Netsanet Fentahun, Henok Assefa, Mulatu Gashaw and Esayas Kebede Gudina

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:2

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  22. Content type: Research

    Nosocomial infections due to vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) have become a major problem during the last years. The purpose of this study was to investigate the economic burden of nosocomial VRE infections...

    Authors: Laura Puchter, Iris Freya Chaberny, Frank Schwab, Ralf-Peter Vonberg, Franz-Christoph Bange and Ella Ebadi

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:1

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  23. Content type: Research

    Urinary tract infection (UTI) is a well-known bacterial infection posing serious health problem in pregnant women. A study was conducted in pregnant women with the objectives of estimating prevalence of UTI, d...

    Authors: Yonas Alem Gessese, Dereje Leta Damessa, Mebratenesh Mengistu Amare, Yonas Hailesilassie Bahta, Assalif Demisew Shifera, Fikreslasie Samuel Tasew and Endrias Zewdu Gebremedhin

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2017 6:132

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  24. Content type: Research

    Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is widely performed as a treatment for biliary and pancreatic illness in China; however, there are few data available regarding post-ERCP infections. This ...

    Authors: Mingmei Du, Jijiang Suo, Bowei Liu, Yubin Xing, Liangan Chen and Yunxi Liu

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2017 6:131

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  25. Content type: Research

    Kazakhstan belongs to countries with a high level of brucellosis among humans and farm animals. Although antibiotic therapy is the main way to treat acute brucellosis in humans there is still little informatio...

    Authors: Alexandr Shevtsov, Marat Syzdykov, Andrey Kuznetsov, Alexandr Shustov, Elena Shevtsova, Kalysh Berdimuratova, Kasim Mukanov and Yerlan Ramankulov

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2017 6:130

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  26. Content type: Research

    Good hand hygiene (HH) practice is crucial to reducing healthcare associated infections (HAIs). Use of alcohol-based hand rub (ABHR) at health facilities is strongly recommended but it is limited in Uganda. Da...

    Authors: Hiroki Saito, Kyoko Inoue, James Ditai, Benon Wanume, Julian Abeso, Jaffer Balyejussa and Andrew Weeks

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2017 6:129

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  27. Content type: Research

    The frequent occurrence of bacterial gastroenteritis among HIV-infected individuals together with increased antimicrobial drug resistance pose a significant public health challenge in developing countries. Thi...

    Authors: Ayele Kebede, Solomon Aragie and Techalew Shimelis

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2017 6:128

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  28. Content type: Research

    Diagnosis of C. difficile infection (CDI) is controversial because of the many laboratory methods available and their lack of ability to distinguish between carriage, mild or severe disease. Here we describe whet...

    Authors: Mark I. Garvey, Craig W. Bradley, Martyn A. C. Wilkinson and Elisabeth Holden

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2017 6:127

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  29. Content type: Research

    In recent years, livestock-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (LA-MRSA) multi locus sequence type CC398 has spread widely in the livestock production in Europe. The rates of LA-MRSA in hospita...

    Authors: Else Toft Würtz, Jakob Hjort Bønløkke, Tinna Ravnholt Urth, Jesper Larsen, Md Zohorul Islam, Torben Sigsgaard, Vivi Schlünssen, Troels Skou, Anne Mette Madsen, Louise Feld, Saloomeh Moslehi-Jenabian, Robert Leo Skov and Øyvind Omland

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2017 6:126

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  30. Content type: Research

    Many outbreaks due to Serratia marcescens among neonates have been described in the literature but little is known about the role of whole genome sequencing in outbreak analysis and management.

    Authors: Walter Zingg, Isabelle Soulake, Damien Baud, Benedikt Huttner, Riccardo Pfister, Gesuele Renzi, Didier Pittet, Jacques Schrenzel and Patrice Francois

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2017 6:125

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:6

  31. Content type: Research

    Enterobacteriaceae are common pathogens in pneumonia, sepsis and urinary tract infection (UTI). Though rare, carbapenem resistance (CRE) among these organisms complicates efforts to ensure adequate empiric ant...

    Authors: Marya D. Zilberberg, Brian H. Nathanson, Kate Sulham, Weihong Fan and Andrew F. Shorr

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2017 6:124

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  32. Content type: Research

    Invasive Mucorales infections (IMI) lead to significant morbidity and mortality in immunocompromised hosts. The role of season and climatic conditions in case clustering of IMI remain poorly understood.

    Authors: Shobini Sivagnanam, Dhruba J. Sengupta, Daniel Hoogestraat, Rupali Jain, Zach Stednick, David N. Fredricks, Paul Hendrie, Estella Whimbey, Sara T. Podczervinski, Elizabeth M. Krantz, Jeffrey S. Duchin and Steven A. Pergam

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2017 6:123

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  33. Content type: Research

    The bactericidal effect of disinfectants against biofilms is essential to reduce potential endoscopy-related infections caused by contamination. Here, we investigated the bactericidal effect of a high-level di...

    Authors: T. Chino, Y. Nukui, Y. Morishita and K. Moriya

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2017 6:122

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  34. Content type: Research

    Cephalosporin resistance in clinical E. coli isolates is increasing internationally. The increase has been caused by virulent and often multidrug-resistant clones, especially the extended spectrum β-lactamase (ES...

    Authors: Øyvind Andreas Fladberg, Silje Bakken Jørgensen and Hege Vangstein Aamot

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2017 6:121

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  35. Content type: Short report

    Effective strategies to manage Burkholderia cepacia complex (Bcc) infections in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients are lacking. We tested combinations of clinically available antibiotics and show that moxifloxacin-cef...

    Authors: Omar M. El-Halfawy, Marwa M. Naguib and Miguel A. Valvano

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2017 6:120

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  36. Content type: Research

    P. mirabilis is a common uropathogenic bacterium that can cause major complications in patients with long-standing indwelling catheters or patients with urinary tract anomalies. In add...

    Authors: Amr T. M. Saeb, Khalid A. Al-Rubeaan, Mohamed Abouelhoda, Manojkumar Selvaraju and Hamsa T. Tayeb

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2017 6:119

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  37. Content type: Research

    Escherichia coli clinical sequence type 131 (ST131) has emerged as an extensively antimicrobial resistant E. coli clonal group in recent years throughout the world. The aim of this stu...

    Authors: Bin Li, Yanfang Lu, Fangjun Lan, Qingwen He, Chen Li and Yingping Cao

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2017 6:118

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  38. Content type: Research

    Cross-transmission of nosocomial pathogens occurs frequently in intensive care units (ICU). The aim of this study was to investigate whether the introduction of a single room policy resulted in a decrease in t...

    Authors: Teysir Halaby, Nashwan al Naiemi, Bert Beishuizen, Roel Verkooijen, José A. Ferreira, Rob Klont and Christina vandenbroucke-Grauls

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2017 6:117

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  39. Content type: Guidelines article

    Infections with carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) are increasingly being reported from patients in healthcare settings. They are associated with high patient morbidity, attributable mortality and hosp...

    Authors: A. P. Magiorakos, K. Burns, J. Rodríguez Baño, M. Borg, G. Daikos, U. Dumpis, J. C. Lucet, M. L. Moro, E. Tacconelli, G. Skov Simonsen, E. Szilágyi, A. Voss and J. T. Weber

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2017 6:113

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  40. Content type: Research

    Mycobacterium tuberculosis possesses five resuscitation-promoting factors, Rpf A to E, which are required for the resuscitation of dormancy in mycobacteria. This study explores the tra...

    Authors: Shahin Pourazar Dizaji, Alireza Taala, Morteza Masoumi, Nayereh Ebrahimzadeh, Abolfazl Fateh, Seyed Davar Siadat and Farzam Vaziri

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2017 6:116

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  41. Content type: Research

    Stenotrophomonas maltophilia ubiquitously occurs in the hospital environment. This opportunistic pathogen can cause severe infections in immunocompromised hosts such as hematopoietic s...

    Authors: Stefanie Kampmeier, Mike H. Pillukat, Aleksandra Pettke, Annelene Kossow, Evgeny A. Idelevich and Alexander Mellmann

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2017 6:115

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  42. Content type: Research

    Various peracetic-acid (PAA)-based products for processing flexible endoscopes on the market are often based on a two-component system including a cleaning step before the addition of PAA as disinfectant. The ...

    Authors: Britta Becker, Florian H. H. Brill, Daniel Todt, Eike Steinmann, Johannes Lenz, Dajana Paulmann, Birte Bischoff and Jochen Steinmann

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2017 6:114

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  43. Content type: Research

    The emergence of antimicrobial resistance, the main cause of morbidity and mortality from otherwise treatable infections, is largely attributed to the inappropriate use of antimicrobials. However, data on the ...

    Authors: Daniel Asfaw Erku, Abebe Basazn Mekuria and Sewunet Admasu Belachew

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2017 6:112

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  44. Content type: Research

    Drug resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) centers admit patients with DR-TB for initiation of treatment and thereby concentrate the patients under one setting. It becomes imperative to assess the compliance of DR-TB...

    Authors: Kibballi Madhukeshwar Akshaya, Hemant Deepak Shewade, Ottapura Prabhakaran Aslesh, Sharath Burugina Nagaraja, Abhay Subashrao Nirgude, Anil Singarajipura and Anil G. Jacob

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2017 6:111

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  45. Content type: Research

    Hand hygiene (HH) is recognized as the single most effective strategy for preventing health care–associated infections. In developing countries, data on hand hygiene compliance is available only for few health...

    Authors: Tufa Kolola and Takele Gezahegn

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2017 6:109

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  46. Content type: Research

    Healthcare workers’ hands are the foremost means of pathogen transmission in healthcare, but detailed hand trajectories have been insufficiently researched so far. We developed and applied a new method to syst...

    Authors: Lauren Clack, Manuela Scotoni, Aline Wolfensberger and Hugo Sax

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2017 6:108

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  47. Content type: Research

    The prevalence of antimicrobial resistance among gram-negative pathogens in complicated intra-abdominal infections (cIAIs) has increased. In the absence of timely information on the infecting pathogens and the...

    Authors: Vimalanand S. Prabhu, Joseph S. Solomkin, Goran Medic, Jason Foo, Rebekah H. Borse, Teresa Kauf, Benjamin Miller, Shuvayu S. Sen and Anirban Basu

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2017 6:107

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  48. Content type: Research

    Frequently encountered multidrug-resistant bacterial isolates of P. aeruginosa and A. baumannii are common and prevalent in a hospital environment. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and patter...

    Authors: Fithamlak Bisetegen Solomon, Fiseha Wadilo, Efrata Girma Tufa and Meseret Mitiku

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2017 6:106

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