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  1. Historically, multi-drug resistant organisms have been associated with the ICU setting. The present study sought to define the frequency of isolation from ICU versus non-ICU, phenotypic and genotypic profiles ...

    Authors: Christian M. Gill and David P. Nicolau
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:146
  2. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is an important global health concern, projected to contribute to significant mortality, particularly in developing countries. This study aimed to determine the knowledge, percep...

    Authors: Andrew Marvin Kanyike, Ronald Olum, Jonathan Kajjimu, Shebah Owembabazi, Daniel Ojilong, Dianah Rhoda Nassozi, Joan Fidelia Amongin, Linda Atulinda, Kenneth Agaba, Drake Agira, Nicholas Kisaakye Wamala, Richard Buule, Germinah Nabukeera, Robert Kyomuhendo, Rehema Luwano, Whitney Owobusingye…
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:145
  3. The incidence of Escherichia coli bloodstream infections (BSI) is high and increasing. We aimed to describe the effect of season and temperature on the incidence of E. coli BSI and antibiotic-resistant E. coli BS...

    Authors: Sarah F. Feldman, Elizabeth Temkin, Liat Wulffhart, Amir Nutman, Vered Schechner, Pnina Shitrit, Racheli Shvartz, Mitchell J. Schwaber and Yehuda Carmeli
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:144
  4. We evaluated the success rate of MRSA decolonization directly after treatment and after one year in patients who were treated at the outpatient MRSA clinic of a large university medical centre to identify pote...

    Authors: Wing-Kee Yiek, Mirjam Tromp, Riet Strik-Albers, Koen van Aerde, Nannet van der Geest-Blankert, Heiman F. L. Wertheim, Corianne Meijer, Alma Tostmann and Chantal P. Bleeker-Rovers
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:143
  5. Post-exposure treatment for dog bites in humans aims at alleviating the risk of rabies and promoting wound healing. Wound healing may be complicated by bacteria. This study identified the different bacteria an...

    Authors: Stevens Kisaka, Fredrick E. Makumbi, Samuel Majalija, Moses Muwanga and S. M. Thumbi
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:142
  6. The role of obesity in catheter-related bloodstream infection has been reported in several studies, but it is still controversial. We conducted this meta-analysis to summarize existing evidence to assess the r...

    Authors: Yong Wang, Qian Xiang, Jiayu Wu, Na Xiao and Jing Chen
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:141
  7. The first detection of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in Germany was reported in early February 2020. In addition, extensive control measures on the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVI...

    Authors: Laura Dapper, Aline Dick, Claudia Nonnenmacher-Winter and Frank Günther
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:140
  8. Reports are available on cross-resistance between antibiotics and biocides. We evaluated the effect of povidone-iodine (PVP-I) and propanol-based mecetronium ethyl sulphate (PBM) on resistance development, ant...

    Authors: Nada A. Barakat, Salwa A. Rasmy, Alaa El-Dien M. S. Hosny and Mona T. Kashef
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:139
  9. Cardiac implantable electronic device (CIED) surgical site infections (SSIs) have been outpacing the increases in implantation of these devices. While traditional surveillance of these SSIs by infection preven...

    Authors: Elissa Rennert-May, Jenine Leal, Matthew K. MacDonald, Kristine Cannon, Stephanie Smith, Derek Exner, Oscar E. Larios, Kathryn Bush and Derek Chew
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:138
  10. Peripherally inserted central venous catheters (PICCs) serve as an alternative to short-term central venous catheters (CVCs) for providing intravenous access in hospitalized patients. Although a number of stud...

    Authors: Vassiliki Pitiriga, John Bakalis, Kalliopi Theodoridou, Petros Kanellopoulos, George Saroglou and Athanasios Tsakris
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:137
  11. Although a general consensus that vaccines could be a complementary strategy against antimicrobial resistance (AMR), there is still the need for studies investigating the relationship between childhood vaccina...

    Authors: Andrea Maugeri, Martina Barchitta and Antonella Agodi
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:136
  12. Infection prevention and control (IPC) measures in Japan are facilitated by a financial incentive process at the national level, where facilities are categorized into three groups (Tier 1, Tier 2, or no financ...

    Authors: Hidetoshi Nomoto, Hiroki Saito, Masahiro Ishikane, Yoshiaki Gu, Norio Ohmagari, Didier Pittet, Hiroyuki Kunishima, Benedetta Allegranzi and Masaki Yoshida
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:135
  13. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in bacterial pathogens is a worldwide concern that demands immediate attention. Most information on AMR originates from high-income countries and little is known about the burden...

    Authors: Emelda E. Chukwu, Oluwatoyin B. Awoderu, Christian A. Enwuru, Ebelechukwu E. Afocha, Rahman G. Lawal, Rahaman A. Ahmed, Ishola Olanrewaju, Chika K. Onwuamah, Rosemary A. Audu and Folasade T. Ogunsola
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:134
  14. Although uncomplicated urinary tract infections (uUTIs; occurring in female patients without urological abnormalities or history of urological procedures or complicating comorbidities) are one of the most comm...

    Authors: Jason Shafrin, Alen Marijam, Ashish V. Joshi, Fanny S. Mitrani-Gold, Katie Everson, Rifat Tuly, Peter Rosenquist, Michael Gillam and Maria Elena Ruiz
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:133
  15. The adapted 6-step without interlock (A6Sw/oI) hand rub technique, commonly practiced in Japan, adds the “wrist” but omits the “interlock” step compared to the WHO 6-step technique (WHO6S). The first objective...

    Authors: Yumi Suzuki, Motoko Morino, Ichizo Morita and Sumie Ohiro
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:132
  16. The spread of SARS-CoV-2, multidrug-resistant organisms and other healthcare-associated pathogens represents supra-regional challenges for infection prevention and control (IPC) specialists in every European c...

    Authors: Vanessa M. Eichel, Christina Brühwasser, Enrique Castro-Sánchez, Gabriel Birgand, Erik Bathoorn, Florian Salm and Nico T. Mutters
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:131
  17. Antimicrobial resistance is a serious threat to the global achievements in child health thus far. Previous studies have found high use of antibiotics in children in Northern Tanzania, but the experiences of th...

    Authors: Matilda Emgård, Rose Mwangi, Celina Mayo, Ester Mshana, Gertrud Nkini, Rune Andersson, Margret Lepp, Susann Skovbjerg and Florida Muro
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:130
  18. Hand hygiene is universally recognized as a cornerstone measure for the prevention of healthcare-associated infections. Although the WHO “My five Moments for hand hygiene” poster has been used for more than a ...

    Authors: Nasim Lotfinejad, Ermira Tartari, Julien Sauser, Carolina Fankhauser-Rodriguez, Daniela Pires and Didier Pittet
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:127
  19. The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been rapidly spreading across the globe since the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the disease outbreak as a global pandemic on March 11, 2020. Hand hygi...

    Authors: Muluken Nigatu Selam, Bruck Messele Habte, Tesfa Marew, Molalegne Bitew, Tigist Getachew, Solomon Getachew, Atlaw Abate, Mequanint Mitiku, Motlalepula Matsabisa and Gebremariam Birhanu
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:126
  20. Infection prevention and control (IPC) in healthcare settings is imperative for the safety of patients as well as healthcare providers. To measure current IPC activities, resources, and gaps at the facility le...

    Authors: Md. Golam Dostogir Harun, Md Mahabub Ul Anwar, Shariful Amin Sumon, Md Zakiul Hassan, Tahmidul Haque, Syeda Mah-E-Muneer, Aninda Rahman, Syed Abul Hassan Md Abdullah, Md Saiful Islam, Ashley R. Styczynski and S. Cornelia Kaydos-Daniels
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:125
  21. During the last 20 years, France has taken important steps to tackle antibiotic resistance. These include national awareness campaigns for the general public, and supporting changes in terms of antibiotic pres...

    Authors: Colette Menard, Sophie Fégueux, Zoë Heritage, Michèle Nion-Huang, Anne Berger-Carbonne and Isabelle Bonmarin
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:124
  22. Traditionally, hand hygiene (HH) interventions do not identify the observed healthcare workers (HWCs) and therefore, reflect HH compliance only at population level. Intensive care units (ICUs) in seven Europea...

    Authors: Tjallie van der Kooi, Hugo Sax, Hajo Grundmann, Didier Pittet, Sabine de Greeff, Jaap van Dissel, Lauren Clack, Albert W. Wu, Judith Davitt, Sofia Kostourou, Alison Maguinness, Anna Michalik, Viorica Nedelcu, Márta Patyi, Janja Perme Hajdinjak, Milena Prosen…
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:123
  23. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a major public health challenge with its impact felt disproportionately in Western Sub-Saharan Africa. Routine microbiology investigations serve as a rich source of AMR monito...

    Authors: Mavis Puopelle Dakorah, Elizabeth Agyare, Joseph Elikem Efui Acolatse, George Akafity, John Stelling, Victoria J. Chalker, Owen B. Spiller, Nana Benyin Aidoo, Frederick Kumi-Ansah, Daniel Azumah, Stephen Laryea, Robert Incoom and Eric Kofi Ngyedu
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:122
  24. The coronavirus disease 2019 seems to change antibiotic resistance pattern. Certain conditions in the Covid-19 era may be contributing to the rise of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Due to the limited informat...

    Authors: Reza Khoshbakht, Mona Kabiri, Alireza Neshani, Mohammad Navid Khaksari, Sayyed Majid Sadrzadeh, Seyed Mohammad Mousavi, Kiarash Ghazvini and Mahdis Ghavidel
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:121
  25. Safe donning and doffing of personal protective equipment (PPE) are critical to prevent transmission of infectious diseases. Novel strategies to improve infection prevention and control (IPC) adherence can opt...

    Authors: Stephanie J. Curtis, Abigail Trewin, Kathleen McDermott, Karen Were, Kate Clezy, Kathy Dempsey and Nick Walsh
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:120
  26. Large multicenter studies reporting on the association between the duration of broad-spectrum antimicrobial administration and the detection of multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacteria in the intensive care unit (IC...

    Authors: Hideki Yoshida, Takako Motohashi, Liesbet De Bus, Jan De Waele, Akihiro Takaba, Akira Kuriyama, Atsuko Kobayashi, Chie Tanaka, Hideki Hashi, Hideki Hashimoto, Hiroshi Nashiki, Mami Shibata, Masafumi Kanamoto, Masashi Inoue, Satoru Hashimoto, Shinshu Katayama…
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:119
  27. Spread of resistant bacteria causes severe morbidity and mortality. Stringent control measures can be expensive and disrupt hospital organization. In the present study, we assessed the effectiveness and cost-e...

    Authors: Lidia Kardaś-Słoma, Sandra Fournier, Jean-Claude Dupont, Lise Rochaix, Gabriel Birgand, Jean-Ralph Zahar, François-Xavier Lescure, Solen Kernéis, Isabelle Durand-Zaleski and Jean-Christophe Lucet
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:117
  28. Antimicrobial resistance remains a major global public health concern, and antimicrobial dispensing in community pharmacies is an important factor in preventing this damage. However, the current literature foc...

    Authors: Elindayane Vieira de Souza, Lara Joana Santos Caxico Vieira, Sylmara Nayara Pereira dos Santos, Sabrina Cerqueira-Santos, Kérilin Stancine Santos Rocha and Divaldo Pereira de Lyra Jr
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:116
  29. Romania is one of the European countries reporting very high antimicrobial resistance (AMR) rates and consumption of antimicrobials. We aimed to characterize the AMR profiles and clonality of 304 multi-drug re...

    Authors: Irina Gheorghe-Barbu, Ilda Czobor Barbu, Laura Ioana Popa, Grațiela Grădișteanu Pîrcălăbioru, Marcela Popa, Luminița Măruțescu, Mihai Niță-Lazar, Alina Banciu, Cătălina Stoica, Ștefania Gheorghe, Irina Lucaciu, Oana Săndulescu, Simona Paraschiv, Marius Surleac, Daniela Talapan, Andrei Alexandru Muntean…
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:115
  30. Staphylococcus aureus is one of the leading causes of bloodstream infections (BSI) worldwide. In Brazil, the hospital-acquired methicillin-resistant S. aureus USA100/SCCmecII lineage replaced the previously well-...

    Authors: Mariana Fernandes Augusto, Débora Cristina da Silva Fernandes, Tamara Lopes Rocha de Oliveira, Fernanda Sampaio Cavalcante, Raiane Cardoso Chamon, Adriana Lúcia Pires Ferreira, Simone Aranha Nouér and Kátia Regina Netto dos Santos
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:114
  31. Surgical site infection (SSI) after acute hip fracture surgery is a devastating complication associated with increased suffering and mortality. The aim of the study was to investigate early SSI, sepsis, pneumo...

    Authors: Annette Erichsen Andersson, Brigid M. Gillespie, Magnus Karlsson, Henrik Malchau, Bengt Nellgård, Ewa Wikström, Cecilia Rogmark and Jonatan Tillander
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:113
  32. In low- and middle-income countries, surveillance of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is mostly hospital-based and, in view of poor access to clinical microbiology, biased to more resistant pathogens. We aimed t...

    Authors: Annelies S. Post, I. Guiraud, M. Peeters, P. Lompo, S. Ombelet, I. Karama, S. Yougbaré, Z. Garba, E. Rouamba, H. Tinto and Jan Jacobs
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:112
  33. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Nyeri County in Kenya was among the regions reporting a high number of confirmed cases. This exemplified the increased need of addressing potential antimicrobial resistance (AMR) ...

    Authors: George Kimathi, Jackline Kiarie, Lydiah Njarambah, Jorum Onditi and David Ojakaa
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:111
  34. Evaluation of the appropriateness of the duration of antimicrobial treatment is a cornerstone of antibiotic stewardship programs, but it is time-consuming. Furthermore, it is often restricted to antibiotics pr...

    Authors: Annemieke K. van den Broek, Jara R. de la Court, Thomas Groot, Reinier M. van Hest, Caroline E. Visser, Kim C. E. Sigaloff, Rogier P. Schade and Jan M. Prins
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:110
  35. Rational antibiotic prescription (RAP) refers to the purposeful and appropriate antibiotic prescription with correct dose and course to produce the most possible benefits and less possible side effects. Identi...

    Authors: Ramin Sami, Kobra Salehi, Raheleh Sadegh, Hamid Solgi and Vajihe Atashi
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:109
  36. Discontinuation of antimicrobial stewardship programs (ASPs) and increased antibiotic use were described during SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. In order to measure COVID-19 impact on ASPs in a setting of high multidrug r...

    Authors: Agnese Comelli, Camilla Genovese, Andrea Lombardi, Chiara Bobbio, Luigia Scudeller, Umberto Restelli, Antonio Muscatello, Spinello Antinori, Paolo Bonfanti, Salvatore Casari, Antonella Castagna, Francesco Castelli, Antonella d’Arminio Monforte, Fabio Franzetti, Paolo Grossi, Matteo Lupi…
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:108
  37. Healthcare-associated infections remain a preventable cause of patient harm in healthcare. Full documentation of adherence to evidence-based best practices for each patient can support monitoring and promotion...

    Authors: Alen Hascic, Aline Wolfensberger, Lauren Clack, Peter W. Schreiber, Stefan P. Kuster and Hugo Sax
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:107
  38. Logistical and economic barriers hamper community-level surveillance for antimicrobial-resistant bacteria in low-income countries. Latrines are commonly used in these settings and offer a low-cost source of su...

    Authors: Sylvia Omulo, Maina Mugoh, Joshua Obiya, Moshe Alando and Douglas R. Call
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:106
  39. Peripheral intravenous catheters (PIVC) are commonly used in hospital worldwide. However, PIVC are not exempt from complications. Catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSI) increase morbidity and mortalit...

    Authors: Ian Blanco-Mavillard, Enrique Castro-Sánchez, Gaizka Parra-García, Miguel Ángel Rodríguez-Calero, Miquel Bennasar-Veny, Ismael Fernández-Fernández, Harri Lorente-Neches and Joan de Pedro-Gómez
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:105
  40. Vaginal discharge syndrome (VDS) is a common condition. Clinical management targets sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and bacterial vaginosis (BV); there is limited focus on Candida infection as cause of VDS...

    Authors: Cara M. Dunaiski, Marleen M. Kock, Hyunsul Jung and Remco P. H. Peters
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:104
  41. Multidrug-resistant organism (MDRO) carriage may have an adverse impact on the quality of life of carriers, in particular those who have experienced hospital precautionary measures. This study aims to gain a d...

    Authors: Ruth Baron, Renske Eilers, Manon R. Haverkate, Sabiena G. Feenstra and Aura Timen
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:103
  42. In many jurisdictions healthcare workers (HCWs) are using respirators for aerosol-generating medical procedures (AGMPs) performed on adult and pediatric populations with all suspect/confirmed viral respiratory...

    Authors: Jenine Leal, Brenlea Farkas, Liza Mastikhina, Jordyn Flanagan, Becky Skidmore, Charleen Salmon, Devika Dixit, Stephanie Smith, Stephen Tsekrekos, Bonita Lee, Joseph Vayalumkal, Jessica Dunn, Robyn Harrison, Melody Cordoviz, Roberta Dubois, Uma Chandran…
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:102
  43. We investigated the trend change in vancomycin-intermediate Staphylococcus aureus (VISA)/heterogeneous VISA (hVISA) prevalence among methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) bacteremia strains and antistaphylococca...

    Authors: Yu Ri Kang, Si-Ho Kim, Doo Ryeon Chung, Jae-Hoon Ko, Kyungmin Huh, Sun Young Cho, Cheol-In Kang and Kyong Ran Peck
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:101
  44. An effective use of surgical antibiotic prophylaxis (SAP) appears essential to prevent the development of infections linked to surgery while inappropriate and excessive prescriptions of prophylactic antibiotic...

    Authors: Antonelle Pardo, Vianney Ntabaza, Mathieu Rivolta, Aline Goulard, Serge Sténuit, Remy Demeester, Sandrine Milas, Pierre Duez, Stéphanie Patris, Marc Joris, Philippe Dony and Soraya Cherifi
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:100
  45. Spread of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) is a global concern as a significant cause of healthcare-associated infections. A series of VRE faecium (VREf) outbreaks caused by clonal propagation due to inter...

    Authors: Norihiro Saito, Junichi Kitazawa, Hiroko Horiuchi, Takeo Yamamoto, Masahiko Kimura, Fumio Inoue, Mika Matsui, Satoko Minakawa, Masamichi Itoga, Junichiro Tsuchiya, Satowa Suzuki, Junzo Hisatsune, Yoshiaki Gu, Motoyuki Sugai and Hiroyuki Kayaba
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:99
  46. In 2016, a study in a Dutch nursing home showed prolonged colonization duration of extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing (ESBL)-ST131 compared to ESBL-non-ST131. In this study, we assessed the duration of recta...

    Authors: Veronica Weterings, Wouter van den Bijllaardt, Martin Bootsma, Yvonne Hendriks, Linda Kilsdonk, Ans Mulders and Jan Kluytmans
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:98
  47. Central line–associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) remain a critical and possibly fatal outcome of hospitalization. Use of central venous catheter (CVC) bundles can considerably reduce CLABSI rates in ho...

    Authors: Vassiliki Pitiriga, John Bakalis, Elsa Kampos, Petros Kanellopoulos, George Saroglou and Athanasios Tsakris
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:96