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  1. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a problem in residential aged care facilities (RACF). There is a gap in our understanding of how psychosocial barriers such as risk perceptions shape staff attitudes towards a...

    Authors: Saniya Singh, Chris Degeling, Dominic Fernandez, Amy Montgomery, Peter Caputi and Frank P. Deane
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:92
  2. For effective prevention of nosocomial transmissions continuous training and motivation of health care workers (HCW) are essential to maintain and increase compliance with high rates of hand hygiene. The use o...

    Authors: Vanessa M. Eichel, Christian Brandt, Juliane Brandt, Jonas M. Jabs and Nico T. Mutters
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:91
  3. The World Health Organization developed the Global Action Plan on Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) as a priority because of the increasing threat posed to human health, animal health and agriculture. Countries a...

    Authors: Angela Willemsen, Simon Reid and Yibeltal Assefa
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:90
  4. Carbapenem-resistant gram-negative bacteria (CRGNB) have become a public health concern worldwide. The risk factors associated with CRGNB infection after colonization are unknown, nor is the optimal timing of ...

    Authors: Qiqiang Liang, Juan Chen, Yongshan Xu, Yibing Chen and Man Huang
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:89
  5. Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) causes community-acquired respiratory tract infections during winter. However, outbreaks in hospitals also occur repeatedly. In particular, patients with hematologic malignanc...

    Authors: Claas Baier, Jiabin Huang, Kerstin Reumann, Daniela Indenbirken, Felicitas Thol, Christian Koenecke, Ella Ebadi, Albert Heim, Franz-Christoph Bange, Sibylle Haid, Thomas Pietschmann and Nicole Fischer
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:88
  6. Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) represent a relevant problem for all healthcare facilities, because they involve both the care aspect and the economic management of the hospital. Most HAIs are preventa...

    Authors: Vincenzo Puro, Nicola Coppola, Andrea Frasca, Ivan Gentile, Francesco Luzzaro, Angela Peghetti and Gabriele Sganga
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:87
  7. Antibiotic resistance is a global health threat driven partly by self-medication with antibiotics (SMA). This study aims to assess the prevalence and predictors of SMA in selected rural and urban communities o...

    Authors: Richard James Mabilika, Emmanuel Mpolya and Gabriel Shirima
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:86
  8. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one of the leading global public health threats of the 21st Century. Antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) programmes have been shown to improve antibiotic use and clinical outcomes...

    Authors: Ralalicia Limato, Alex Broom, Erni J. Nelwan and Raph L. Hamers
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:85
  9. Uncomplicated urinary tract infections (uUTIs) are one of the most common bacterial infections in the United States (US). Contemporary data are important for understanding the health economic impact of antimic...

    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 11:84
  10. Sepsis due to multidrug resistant (MDR) bacteria is a growing public health problem mainly in low-income countries.

    Authors: Melese Hailu Legese, Daniel Asrat, Göte Swedberg, Badrul Hasan, Amha Mekasha, Tadesse Getahun, Misganaw Worku, Eminet Tesfaye Shimber, Seid Getahun, Tsedale Ayalew, Birhan Gizachew, Abraham Aseffa and Adane Mihret
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:83
  11. Multidrug resistant organisms (MDROs) occur more commonly in burns patients than in other hospital patients and are an increasingly frequent cause of burn-related mortality. We examined the incidence, trends a...

    Authors: Heather Cleland, Lincoln M. Tracy, Alex Padiglione and Andrew J. Stewardson
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:82
  12. One possible transmission route for nosocomial pathogens is contaminated medical devices. Formation of biofilms can exacerbate the problem. We report on a carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae that had ca...

    Authors: Melanie S. Brunke, Katharina Konrat, Christoph Schaudinn, Brar Piening, Yvonne Pfeifer, Laura Becker, Ingeborg Schwebke and Mardjan Arvand
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:81
  13. Little is known about the bloodstream infection (BSI) risk associated with short-term peripheral venous catheters (PVCs) and no large study investigated the insertion site-related risk for PVC-BSI.

    Authors: Niccolò Buetti, Mohamed Abbas, Didier Pittet, Marie-Noëlle Chraiti, Valérie Sauvan, Marlieke E. A. De Kraker, Matthieu Boisson, Daniel Teixeira, Walter Zingg and Stephan Harbarth
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:80
  14. Antibiotics are synthetic or natural substances used to treat bacterial infectious diseases. When used incorrectly, they can be a factor in the development of antimicrobial resistance, increased treatment time...

    Authors: Sancho Pedro Xavier, Audêncio Victor, Graciano Cumaquela, Melsequisete Daniel Vasco and Osiyallê Akanni Silva Rodrigues
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:79
  15. When people who recently travelled abroad are admitted to a hospital back home, there is a risk of introducing highly resistant microorganisms (HRMO) into the hospital. To minimize this risk, a feasible infect...

    Authors: Anne F. Voor in ’t holt, Adriënne S. van der Schoor, Kees Mourik, Nikolaos Strepis, Corné H. W. Klaassen, Margreet C. Vos and Juliëtte A. Severin
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:78
  16. Hospital infection prevention and control (IPC) staff have played a key role in adapting and implementing jurisdictional COVID-19 policy during the current pandemic. We aimed to describe the experiences of IPC...

    Authors: Alisha Baswa, Philip L. Russo, Joseph S. Doyle, Darshini Ayton and Andrew J. Stewardson
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:77
  17. Extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Enterobacterales (ESBL-E) are a well-known cause of healthcare-associated infections. The implementation of single-occupancy rooms is believed to decrease the spread ...

    Authors: Adriënne S. van der Schoor, Juliëtte A. Severin, Anna S. van der Weg, Nikolaos Strepis, Corné H. W. Klaassen, Johannes P. C. van den Akker, Marco J. Bruno, Johanna M. Hendriks, Margreet C. Vos and Anne F. Voor in ’t holt
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:76
  18. Hand hygiene compliance is the problem of developing nations particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa including Ethiopia. Despite a lot of efforts have been employed, healthcare-associated infections are the existin...

    Authors: Melese Alene, Dessalegn Tamiru, Getaw Walle Bazie, Wondwosen Mebratu and Natnael Kebede
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:75
  19. Patients hospitalised for COVID-19 may present with or acquire bacterial or fungal infections that can affect the course of the disease. The aim of this study was to describe the microbiological characteristic...

    Authors: Marco Floridia, Marina Giuliano, Monica Monaco, Luigi Palmieri, Cinzia Lo Noce, Anna Teresa Palamara, Annalisa Pantosti, Silvio Brusaferro and Graziano Onder
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:74
  20. There is a paucity of data regarding blood culture utilization and antimicrobial-resistant (AMR) infections in low and middle-income countries (LMICs). In addition, there has been a concern for increasing AMR ...

    Authors: Robert Sinto, Khie Chen Lie, Siti Setiati, Suhendro Suwarto, Erni J. Nelwan, Dean Handimulya Djumaryo, Mulya Rahma Karyanti, Ari Prayitno, Sumariyono Sumariyono, Catrin E. Moore, Raph L. Hamers, Nicholas P. J. Day and Direk Limmathurotsakul
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:73
  21. Sepsis is one of the most important complications in preterm infants. For this reason, most preterm infants receive antibiotics during their first postnatal week. Since 2013, a weekly colonization screening ha...

    Authors: Caren Bubser, Jan Liese, Lina Maria Serna-Higuita, Andreas Müller, Matthias Vochem, Jörg Arand, Ulrich Karck, Maximilian Gross, Christian F. Poets, Christoph Härtel, Michael Zemlin, Christian Gille and Natascha Köstlin-Gille
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:72
  22. The current SARS-CoV-2 pandemic continues to underscore the inadequacy of infection prevention and control (IPC) and the importance of its sound establishment in healthcare facilities. The Infection Prevention...

    Authors: Yoolwon Jeong, Hyeyoung Joo, Hyunjung Bahk, Hyunsuk Koo, Hyungmin Lee and Kinam Kim
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:71
  23. Given the increasing incidence of Clostridioides difficile infections in Korea, there has been an increase in inappropriate testing for C. difficile, which has rendered overdiagnosis of asymptomatic colonisers co...

    Authors: Hee Bum Jo, Sin Young Ham, Jongtak Jung, Song Mi Moon, Nak-Hyun Kim, Kyoung-Ho Song, Jeong Su Park, Kyoung Un Park, Eu Suk Kim and Hong Bin Kim
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:70
  24. Healthcare associated infections are of significant burden in Australia and globally. Previous estimates in Australia have relied on single-site studies, or combinations thereof, which have suggested the burde...

    Authors: M. J. Lydeamore, B. G. Mitchell, T. Bucknall, A. C. Cheng, P. L. Russo and A. J. Stewardson
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:69
  25. Uganda remains one of the countries with the highest burden of TB/HIV. Drug-resistant TB remains a substantial challenge to TB control globally and requires new strategic effective control approaches. Drug res...

    Authors: Jupiter Marina Kabahita, Joel Kabugo, Francis Kakooza, Isa Adam, Ocung Guido, Henry Byabajungu, Joanitah Namutebi, Maria Magdalene Namaganda, Pius Lutaaya, James Otim, Fredrick Elishama Kakembo, Stephen Kanyerezi, Patricia Nabisubi, Ivan Sserwadda, George William Kasule, Hasfah Nakato…
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:68
  26. The COVID-19 pandemic may have had a substantial impact on the incidence of device-associated healthcare-associated infections (HAI), in particular in intensive care units (ICU). A significant increase of HAI ...

    Authors: Christine Geffers, Frank Schwab, Michael Behnke and Petra Gastmeier
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:67
  27. The growing threat of multidrug resistant organisms have led to increasingly promote prudent and rational use of antimicrobials as well as early hospital discharge plan. Antibiotic stewardship programs (ASP) h...

    Authors: Estelle Moulin, Noémie Boillat-Blanco, Giorgio Zanetti, Catherine Plüss-Suard, Serge de Vallière and Laurence Senn
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:66
  28. Blood culture diagnostics are critical tools for sepsis management and antimicrobial resistance (AMR) surveillance. A baseline study was conducted to assess reported sepsis case finding, blood culture diagnost...

    Authors: Abiodun Egwuenu, Adaora Ejikeme, Sara Tomczyk, Anja von Laer, Olaniyi Ayobami, Oluwaseun Odebajo, Samuel Akhibi, Constance Agulanna, Osayande Osagie, Ugochi Stellamaris Inweregbu, Ridwan Yahaya, Tochi Okwor, Hannah Dada-Adegbola, Ikeoluwapo Ajayi, Abdulhakeem Olorukooba, Tim Eckmanns…
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:65
  29. Some evidence suggests that knowledge and attitudes towards rational antibiotic use influences dispensing practice in community drug retail outlets. However, there is limited evidence in resource limited count...

    Authors: Sewunet Admasu Belachew, Lisa Hall and Linda A. Selvey
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:64
  30. Vibrio cholerae O1/O139 were the predominant circulating serogroups exhibiting multi-drug resistance (MDR) during the cholera outbreak which led to cholera treatment failures.

    Authors: Xin-hui Yuan, Yu-mei Li, Ali Zaman Vaziri, Vahab Hassan Kaviar, Yang Jin, Yu Jin, Abbas Maleki, Nazanin Omidi and Ebrahim Kouhsari
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:62
  31. The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the disruption of healthcare systems. Vienna General Hospital (VGH), a tertiary hospital located in Austria, ran at almost full capacity despite high levels of community S...

    Authors: Astrid Füszl, Lukas Bouvier-Azula, Miriam Van den Nest, Julia Ebner, Robert Strassl, Cornelia Gabler, Magda Diab-Elschahawi and Elisabeth Presterl
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:61
  32. The optimal extent of screening of contact patients (CoPat) after exposure to patients infected or colonized with vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) remains controversial.

    Authors: Andrea C. Büchler, Silvio Ragozzino, Melanie Wicki, Violeta Spaniol, Sammy Jäger, Helena M. B. Seth-Smith, Daniel Goldenberger, Vladimira Hinic, Adrian Egli, Reno Frei and Andreas F. Widmer
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:60
  33. In low- and middle-income countries, the prevalence of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is increasing. To control AMR, WHO recommends monitoring antibiotic use, in particular Watch antibiotics. These are critica...

    Authors: Daniel Valia, Brecht Ingelbeen, Bérenger Kaboré, Ibrahima Karama, Marjan Peeters, Palpouguini Lompo, Erika Vlieghe, Annelies Post, Janneke Cox, Quirijn de Mast, Annie Robert, Marianne A. B. van der Sande, Hector Rodriguez Villalobos, Andre van der Ven, Halidou Tinto and Jan Jacobs
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:59
  34. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a critical worldwide health issue that jeopardizes our ability to fight illnesses. However, despite being a natural phenomenon, AMR is exacerbated in the world by inappropriat...

    Authors: Osman Kamal Osman Elmahi, Saad Uakkas, Babatunde Yusuf Olalekan, Ibrahim Abdulmumin Damilola, Oluwakorede Joshua Adedeji, Mohammad Mehedi Hasan, Ana Carla dos Santos Costa, Shoaib Ahmad, Mohammad Yasir Essar and Deborah Janine Thomson
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:58
  35. The Netherlands is currently considered a low endemic country for carbapenem-resistant Enterobacterales (CRE) and carbapenemase-producing Enterobacterales (CPE), experiencing only sporadic hospital outbreaks. ...

    Authors: Cornelia C. H. Wielders, Leo M. Schouls, Sjoukje H. S. Woudt, Daan W. Notermans, Antoni P. A. Hendrickx, Jacinta Bakker, Ed J. Kuijper, Annelot F. Schoffelen and Sabine C. de Greeff
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:57
  36. Hand hygiene (HH) is central in prevention of health care-associated infections. In low resource settings, models to improve HH compliance are needed. We implemented a continuous quality improvement (CQI) prog...

    Authors: Jemima Kibira, Loyce Kihungi, Mary Ndinda, Evelyn Wesangula, Catherine Mwangi, Faith Muthoni, Orvalho Augusto, George Owiso, Linus Ndegwa, Ulzii-Orshikh Luvsansharav, Elizabeth Bancroft, Peter Rabinowitz, John Lynch and Anne Njoroge
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:56
  37. Hospital outbreaks of multidrug resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa are often caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa clones which produce metallo-β-lactamases, such as Verona Integron-encoded Metallo-β-lactamase (VIM). Al...

    Authors: Thi Mui Pham, Andrea C. Büchler, Anne F. Voor in ‘t holt, Juliëtte A. Severin, Martin C. J. Bootsma, Diederik Gommers, Mirjam E. Kretzschmar and Margreet C. Vos
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:55
  38. Enterobacter cloacae complex is a group of common opportunistic pathogens on neonatal intensive care units. Active microbiological screening to guide empirical antimicrobial treatment or to detect transmission ev...

    Authors: Andreas F. Wendel, Daniel Peter, Frauke Mattner, Michael Weiss, Marc Hoppenz, Sophia Wolf, Baris Bader, Silke Peter and Jan Liese
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:54
  39. Antibiotic consumption is increasing worldwide, particularly in low and middle-income countries (LMICs). Access to lifesaving antibiotics in LMICs is crucial while minimising inappropriate use. Studies assessi...

    Authors: Jip Janssen, Samuel Afari-Asiedu, Annelie Monnier, Martha Ali Abdulai, Theresa Tawiah, Heiman Wertheim, Rob Baltussen and Kwaku Poku Asante
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:53
  40. The 2011 4th European Conference on Infections in Leukemia (ECIL4) guidelines recommend antibiotics de-escalation/discontinuation in selected febrile neutropenia (FN) patients. We aimed to assess the impact of...

    Authors: Adrien Contejean, Salam Abbara, Ryme Chentouh, Sophie Alviset, Eric Grignano, Nabil Gastli, Anne Casetta, Lise Willems, Etienne Canouï, Caroline Charlier, Frédéric Pène, Julien Charpentier, Jeanne Reboul-Marty, Rui Batista, Didier Bouscary and Solen Kernéis
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:52
  41. We investigated the contribution of both occupational and community exposure for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection among employees of a university-affiliated long-term care...

    Authors: Lauriane Lenggenhager, Romain Martischang, Julien Sauser, Monica Perez, Laure Vieux, Christophe Graf, Samuel Cordey, Florian Laubscher, Tomás Robalo Nunes, Walter Zingg, Anne Cori, Stephan Harbarth and Mohamed Abbas
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:51
  42. The burden of antibiotic resistant infection is mainly felt in low-to-middle income countries, where the rate of antimicrobial resistance is largely under-surveyed and under huge pressure from unregulated, dis...

    Authors: Joseph Elikem Efui Acolatse, Edward A. R. Portal, Ian Boostrom, George Akafity, Mavis Puopelle Dakroah, Victoria J. Chalker, Kirsty Sands and Owen B. Spiller
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:49
  43. Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium (VREfm) strains are one of the most important pathogens causing nosocomial infections in Germany. Due to limited treatment options and an increased risk for acquisition i...

    Authors: Ilona Trautmannsberger, Laura Kolberg, Melanie Meyer-Buehn, Johannes Huebner, Guido Werner, Robert Weber, Valerie Heselich, Sebastian Schroepf, Hans-Georg Muench and Ulrich von Both
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:48
  44. Agrobacterium spp. are infrequent agents of bloodstream infections linked to healthcare-associated outbreaks. However, it is unclear if outbreaks also occur across larger geographic areas. Triggered by two local ...

    Authors: Lisa Balmer, Helena M. B. Seth-Smith, Adrian Egli, Carlo Casanova, Andreas Kronenberg, Jacques Schrenzel, Jonas Marschall and Rami Sommerstein
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:47
  45. The burden of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and the spread of antimicrobial resistance can be potentially preventable through comprehensive infection prevention and control (IPC) programs. However, i...

    Authors: Kaiwen Ni, Dingping Jin, Zhe Wu, Liyuan Sun and Qun Lu
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:46
  46. Pneumonia from SARS-CoV-2 is difficult to distinguish from other viral and bacterial etiologies. Broad-spectrum antimicrobials are frequently prescribed to patients hospitalized with COVID-19 which potentially...

    Authors: Ruwandi M. Kariyawasam, Danielle A. Julien, Dana C. Jelinski, Samantha L. Larose, Elissa Rennert-May, John M. Conly, Tanis C. Dingle, Justin Z. Chen, Gregory J. Tyrrell, Paul E. Ronksley and Herman W. Barkema
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:45
  47. Africa is challenged by the emergence of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). In order to improve patient management and to optimise approaches to curb the spread of antimicrobial resistance, we examined knowledge ...

    Authors: Bayode Romeo Adegbite, Jean Ronald Edoa, Frieder Schaumburg, Abraham S. Alabi, Ayola Akim Adegnika and Martin P. Grobusch
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:44
  48. A tool, the Infection Risk Scan has been developed to measure the quality of infection control and antimicrobial use. This tool measures various patient-, ward- and care-related variables in a standardized way...

    Authors: Martine Verelst, Ina Willemsen, Veronica Weterings, Pascal De Waegemaeker, Isabelle Leroux-Roels, Ellen Nieuwkoop, Veroniek Saegeman, Lieke van Alphen, Stefanie van Kleef-van Koeveringe, Marjolein Kluytmans-van den Bergh, Jan Kluytmans and Annette Schuermans
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:43