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  1. Currently, different guidelines recommend using different methods to determine whether deduplication is necessary when determining the detection rates of multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs). However, few studie...

    Authors: Zhanjie Li, Dan Zhu, Xiaoju Ma, Feng Zang, Weihong Zhang, Can Luo, Chuanlong Zhu, Wensen Chen and Ping Zhu
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:54
  2. Stenotrophomonas maltophilia is a gram-negative bacterium that can cause hospital infections and outbreaks within hospitals. This study aimed to evaluate an outbreak of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia, caused by rea...

    Authors: Esra Kazak, Uğur Önal, Nazmiye Ülkü Tüzemen, Funda Aslan, Gül Çalışkan, Hüsniye Şimşek, Zekiye Bakkaloğlu, Yasemin Numanoğlu Çevik, Yasemin Heper, Solmaz Çelebi, Emel Yılmaz, Mustafa Kemal Hacımustafaoğlu, Cüneyt Özakın and Emin Halis Akalın
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:53
  3. Avoiding excessive antibiotic treatment duration is a fundamental goal in antimicrobial stewardship. Manual collection of data is a time-consuming process, but a semi-automated approach for data extraction has...

    Authors: Suzanne M.E. Kuijpers, Koen J. van Haeringen, Thomas Groot, Kim C.E. Sigaloff, Reinier M. van Hest, Jan M. Prins and Rogier P. Schade
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:52
  4. An important component in fostering the responsible use of antibiotics is training of new and future prescribers in this interdisciplinary topic. Because podcasts are playing an increasing role in medical educ...

    Authors: Sandra Schneider, Clara Bergmann, Felicia Becker, Lukas Risse, Caroline Isner, Hartmut Stocker, Markus A. Feufel, Alina Röhrig, Oliver Kurzai, Thiên-Trí Lâm, Stefan Hagel, Mathias W. Pletz, Petra Gastmeier and Miriam Wiese-Posselt
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:50
  5. Following publication of the 2009 World Health Organizations Guidelines for Hand Hygiene in Health Care, a debate has emerged regarding the relative antimicrobial efficacy of the different formats (rinse, gel,...

    Authors: John M. Boyce and Didier Pittet
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:49
  6. In the region of Piedmont, in Northern Italy, formal monitoring of antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) programs has been in place since 2012. The objective of our study was to provide an updated assessment of AMS ...

    Authors: Costanza Vicentini, Silvia Corcione, Giuseppina Lo Moro, Alessandro Mara, Francesco Giuseppe De Rosa and Carla Maria Zotti
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:48
  7. The burden of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in Latin America is high. Little is known about healthcare workers’ (HCWs) knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions of antimicrobial stewardship (AS), AMR, and antibio...

    Authors: Valeria Fabre, Sara E. Cosgrove, Fernanda C. Lessa, Twisha S. Patel, Guadalupe Reyes-Morales, Washington R. Aleman, Andrea Alvarado Alvarez, Bowen Aquiles, Ana B. Arauz, Facundo Arguello, Maria Fernanda Barberis, Laura Barcan, Maria P. Bernachea, Marisa L. Bernan, Carlos Buitrago, Maria Del Carmen Bangher…
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:47
  8. Colonization of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacterale (CRE) is considered as one of vital preconditions for infection, with corresponding high morbidity and mortality. It is important to construct a reliable predi...

    Authors: Guanhao Zheng, Jiaqi Cai, Han Deng, Haoyu Yang, Wenling Xiong, Erzhen Chen, Hao Bai and Juan He
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:46
  9. Hand hygiene is a crucial measure for the prevention of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). The Hand Hygiene Excellence Award (HHEA) is an international programme acknowledging healthcare facilities for t...

    Authors: Ermira Tartari, Jacopo Garlasco, Marcela Hernández-de Mezerville, Moi Lin Ling, Hilda Márquez-Villarreal, Wing-Hong Seto, Anne Simon, Thomas-Jörg Hennig and Didier Pittet
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:45
  10. Antiseptics, disinfectants, and hand hygiene products can be contaminated with bacteria and cause healthcare-associated infections, which are underreported from low- and middle-income countries. To better unde...

    Authors: Palpouguini Lompo, Anne-Sophie Heroes, Kadija Ouédraogo, Patient Okitale, Abel Wakpo, Jocelyne Kalema, Octavie Lunguya, Halidou Tinto, Dissou Affolabi, Lassana Sangaré and Jan Jacobs
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:44
  11. Widespread inappropriate use of antimicrobial substances drives resistance development worldwide. In long-term care facilities (LTCF), antibiotics are among the most frequently prescribed medications. More tha...

    Authors: Elisabeth König, Lisa Kriegl, Christian Pux, Michael Uhlmann, Walter Schippinger, Alexander Avian, Robert Krause and Ines Zollner-Schwetz
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:43
  12. COVID-19 and bacterial/fungal coinfections have posed significant challenges to human health. However, there is a lack of good tools for predicting coinfection risk to aid clinical work.

    Authors: Min Wang, Wenjuan Li, Hui Wang and Peixin Song
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:42
  13. The World Health Organization’s (WHO) World Hand Hygiene Day continues to “bring people together and accelerate hand hygiene action at the point of care in health care to contribute to a reduction in health care-...

    Authors: Claire Kilpatrick, Ermira Tartari, Miranda Deeves, Didier Pittet and Benedetta Allegranzi
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:41
  14. In the healthcare sector, the implementation of standardized procedures, such as those commonly employed in franchises to ensure consistent quality, remains underprioritized. Within this framework, we focus on...

    Authors: Patricia Volkow, Tania Guadalupe Chávez-Chávez, Bertha García-Pineda, Consuelo Velázquez-Acosta, Daniel Carpio-Guadarrama, Diana Vilar-Compte and Cyntia Ibanes-Gutiérrez
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:40
  15. In November 2022, Italy participated in the third edition of the European Centre for disease prevention and control (ECDC) point prevalence survey (PPS) of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in acute-care...

    Authors: Costanza Vicentini, Roberta Bussolino, Claudia Gastaldo, Marta Castagnotto, Fortunato “Paolo” D’Ancona and Carla Maria Zotti
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:39
  16. Most surveillance systems for catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSI) and central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) are based on manual chart review. Our objective was to validate a fully...

    Authors: Gaud Catho, Loïc Fortchantre, Daniel Teixeira, Murielle Galas-Haddad, Filippo Boroli, Marie-Noëlle Chraïti, Mohamed Abbas, Stephan Harbarth and Niccolò Buetti
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:38
  17. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a pressing global health concern, particularly pronounced in low-resource settings. In Ethiopia, the escalating prevalence of carbapenem-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa (P. aeru...

    Authors: Mengistie Yirsaw Gobezie, Minimize Hassen, Nuhamin Alemayehu Tesfaye, Tewodros Solomon, Mulat Belete Demessie, Tesfaye Dessale Kassa, Teklehaimanot Fentie Wendie, Abel Andualem, Ermiyas Alemayehu and Yaschilal Muche Belayneh
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:37
  18. Effective surface cleaning in hospitals is crucial to prevent the transmission of pathogens. However, hospitals in low- and middle-income countries face cleaning challenges due to limited resources and inadequ...

    Authors: Uduak Okomo, Giorgia Gon, Saffiatou Darboe, Isatou C. M. Sey, Oluwatosin Nkereuwem, Lamin Leigh, Nfamara Camara, Lamin Makalo, Abdoulie Keita, Stephanie J. Dancer, Wendy Graham and Alexander M. Aiken
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:36
  19. Antimicrobial stewardship (ASP) is considered a key prevention strategy in addressing the worldwide concern of accelerating antimicrobial resistance. Limited research is available regarding healthcare provider...

    Authors: Anan S. Jarab, Tasneem O. AL-Alawneh, Osama Y. Alshogran, Shrouq Abu Heshmeh, Tareq L. Mukattash, Yara A. Naser and Eman Alefishat
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:35
  20. While the use of cumulative susceptibility reports, antibiograms, is recommended for improved empiric therapy and antibiotic stewardship, the predictive ability of antibiograms has not been well-studied. While...

    Authors: Margaret Carrel, Qianyi Shi, Gosia S. Clore, Shinya Hasegawa, Matthew Smith, Eli N. Perencevich and Michihiko Goto
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:34
  21. Authors: Paul Laffont-Lozes, Romaric Larcher, Florian Salipante, Geraldine Leguelinel-Blache, Catherine Dunyach-Remy, Jean-Philippe Lavigne, Albert Sotto and Paul Loubet
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:33

    The original article was published in Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:100

  22. Standard Precautions (SPs) are the minimal infection prevention and control (IPC) measures that apply to all patient care activities at all times, regardless of whether the patient has a suspected or proven di...

    Authors: Feyissa Regassa Senbato, Deneke Wolde, Merga Belina, Kehabtimer Shiferaw Kotiso, Girmay Medhin, Wondwossen Amogne and Tadesse Eguale
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:32
  23. Contamination of duodenoscopes is a significant concern due to the transmission of multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) among patients who undergo endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), result...

    Authors: Cansu Cimen, Erik Bathoorn, Arjo J. Loeve, Monika Fliss, Matthijs S. Berends, Wouter B. Nagengast, Axel Hamprecht, Andreas Voss and Mariëtte Lokate
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:31
  24. Hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) and its specific subset, non-ventilator hospital-acquired pneumonia (nvHAP) are significant contributors to patient morbidity and mortality. Automated surveillance systems for...

    Authors: Aline Wolfensberger, Alexandra U. Scherrer and Hugo Sax
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:30
  25. Antimicrobial stewardship programmes are needed in long-term care facilities (LTCFs) to tackle antimicrobial resistance. We aimed to identify factors associated with antibiotic use in LTCFs. Such information w...

    Authors: Aurélie Bocquier, Berkehan Erkilic, Martin Babinet, Céline Pulcini and Nelly Agrinier
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:29
  26. Aeromonas hydrophila infections can cause gastrointestinal symptoms such as diarrhea; however, deep infections are rarely reported. Outbreaks of A. hydrophila are reported more frequently in fish, poultry, and sn...

    Authors: Xinfei Chen, Minya Lu, Yao Wang, Han Zhang, Xinmiao Jia, Peiyao Jia, Wenhang Yang, Jiawei Chen, Guobin Song, Jianguo Zhang and Yingchun Xu
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:28
  27. Although there is a growing concern and policy regarding infections or colonization caused by resistant bacteria, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), the prognosis of MRSA infections com...

    Authors: Aki Hirabayashi, Koji Yahara, Keisuke Oka, Toshiki Kajihara, Teruko Ohkura, Yumiko Hosaka, Keigo Shibayama, Motoyuki Sugai and Tetsuya Yagi
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:27
  28. Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and antimicrobial resistance (AMR) pose threats to global health. Effective hand hygiene is essential for preventing HAIs and the spread of AMR in healthcare. We aimed t...

    Authors: Ermira Tartari, Fernando Bellissimo-Rodrigues, Daniela Pires, Carolina Fankhauser, Nasim Lotfinejad, Hiroki Saito, Miranda Suchomel, Axel Kramer, Benedetta Allegranzi, John Boyce, Hugo Sax, Andrew J. Stewardson and Didier Pittet
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:26
  29. Intravascular catheters are crucial devices in medical practice that increase the risk of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), and related health-economic adverse outcomes. This scoping review aims to prov...

    Authors: Nasim Lotfinejad, Jean-Marie Januel, Sarah Tschudin-Sutter, Peter W Schreiber, Bruno Grandbastien, Lauro Damonti, Elia Lo Priore, Alexandra Scherrer, Stephan Harbarth, Gaud Catho and Niccolò Buetti
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:25
  30. The development of colistin resistance in Acinetobacter baumannii during treatment has been identified in certain patients, often leading to prolonged or recurrent infections. As colistin, is the last line of the...

    Authors: Narjess Bostanghadiri, Negar Narimisa, Maryam Mirshekar, Leila Dadgar-Zankbar, Elahe Taki, Tahereh Navidifar and Davood Darban-Sarokhalil
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:24
  31. The application of hand hygiene (HH) and the use of non-sterile gloves (NSG) in daily care is highly intertwined. We aimed (1) to assess the combined application of HH and NSG among nurses and (2) to explore d...

    Authors: Mireille Dekker, Rosa van Mansfeld, Marjon Borgert, Jolanda Maaskant, Frederique Paulus, Annamarike Seller and Irene P. Jongerden
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:23
  32. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a growing global concern. AMR surveillance is a crucial component of the international response; however, passive surveillance of laboratory data is limited without correspon...

    Authors: Olivier Bizimungu, Peter Crook, Jean Félix Babane and Léopold Bitunguhari
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:22
  33. Antimicrobial resistance research in uncomplicated urinary tract infection typically focuses on the main causative pathogen, Escherichia coli; however, little is known about the antimicrobial resistance burden of...

    Authors: Keith S. Kaye, Vikas Gupta, Aruni Mulgirigama, Ashish V. Joshi, Gang Ye, Nicole E. Scangarella-Oman, Kalvin Yu and Fanny S. Mitrani-Gold
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:21
  34. In most of Europe and especially in Germany, there is currently a concerning rise in the number of hospital-acquired infections due to vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium (VREfm). Therefore, there is a need...

    Authors: Aila Caplunik-Pratsch, Bärbel Kieninger, Veronika A. Donauer, Johanna M. Brauer, Vanessa M. K. Meier, Corinna Seisenberger, Anca Rath, Daniel Loibl, Anja Eichner, Jürgen Fritsch and Wulf Schneider-Brachert
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:20
  35. The escalating challenge of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) poses a considerable concern for global health, particularly impacting low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). This article highlights the critical ...

    Authors: Bashar Haruna Gulumbe, Mohammed Bashar Danlami and Abdulrakib Abdulrahim
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:19
  36. Surveillance programs are a key element of interventions aiming to reduce rates of surgical site infections (SSIs). The aim of this study was to evaluate rates and trends of SSIs following hip arthroplasty and...

    Authors: Valerio Bordino, Costanza Vicentini, Alessandro Roberto Cornio, Maria Michela Gianino and Carla Maria Zotti
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:17
  37. The 5th edition of the Global Ministerial Summit on Patient Safety was held in Montreux, Switzerland, in February 2023, delayed by three years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The overarching theme of the summit ...

    Authors: Andrea C. Büchler, Murielle Haddad Galas, Niccolò Buetti, Emine Alp, Anucha Apisarnthanarak, Gerald Dziekan, Valeria Fabre, Simon Gottwalt, Kazuaki Jindai, Babacar Ndoye, Hilda Márquez Villareal, Fernando Otaiza, Didier Pittet, Natalie Schellack, Céline Gardiol and Stephan Harbarth
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:16
  38. Continuous surveillance for healthcare-associated infections such as central venous catheter-related bloodstream infections (CVC-BSI) is crucial for prevention. However, traditional surveillance methods are re...

    Authors: Moa Karmefors Idvall, Hideyuki Tanushi, Andreas Berge, Pontus Nauclér and Suzanne Desirée van der Werff
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:15
  39. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a critical threat to human health. Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae are clinically the most important species associated with AMR and are the most common carbapenemase-...

    Authors: Viivi Heljanko, Olga Tyni, Venla Johansson, Jussa-Pekka Virtanen, Kati Räisänen, Kirsi-Maarit Lehto, Anssi Lipponen, Sami Oikarinen, Tarja Pitkänen and Annamari Heikinheimo
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:14
  40. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a growing global health threat that contributes to substantial neonatal mortality. Bangladesh has reported some of the highest rates of AMR among bacteria causing neonatal sep...

    Authors: Ashley Styczynski, Mohammed Badrul Amin, Kazi Injamamul Hoque, Shahana Parveen, Abu Faisal Md Pervez, Dilruba Zeba, Akhi Akhter, Helen Pitchik, Mohammad Aminul Islam, Muhammed Iqbal Hossain, Sumita Rani Saha, Emily S. Gurley and Stephen Luby
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:13
  41. Vietnam is among 11 countries in the Western Pacific region that has developed a National Action Plan for Antimicrobial Resistance (NAPCA).

    Authors: Giang N. Pham, Tho T. H. Dang, Thu-Anh Nguyen, Shukry Zawahir, Hien T. T. Le, Joel Negin, Carmen Huckel Schneider and Greg J. Fox
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:12
  42. The burden of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and the extent of antimicrobial use (AU) are periodically recorded through Point Prevalence Surveys (PPS) in acute care hospitals coordinated by the Europe...

    Authors: Konstantinos Palaiopanos, Dimitra Krystallaki, Kassiani Mellou, Petros Kotoulas, Christina-Anna Kavakioti, Styliani Vorre, Georgia Vertsioti, Maria Gkova, Antonios Maragkos, Kyriaki Tryfinopoulou, Dimitrios Paraskevis, Sotirios Tsiodras and Theoklis Zaoutis
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:11
  43. Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) due to multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacilli (GNB) is a common concern globally. Investigating the incidence of CAUTI and associated antibiotic resista...

    Authors: Zelalem Asmare, Tewachew Awoke, Chalachew Genet, Alemale Admas, Addisu Melese and Wondemagegn Mulu
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:10
  44. Exposure to antibiotics has been shown to be one of the drivers of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and is critical to address when planning and implementing strategies for combatting AMR. However, data on antib...

    Authors: Imke Wieters, Siobhan Johnstone, Sheila Makiala-Mandanda, Armel Poda, Chantal Akoua-Koffi, Muna Abu Sin, Tim Eckmanns, Valentina Galeone, Firmin Nongodo Kaboré, François Kahwata, Fabian H. Leendertz, Benoit Mputu, Abdoul-Salam Ouedraogo, Nicola Page, Susanne B. Schink, Fidèle Sounan Touré…
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:9
  45. Antimicrobial stewardship programs (ASPs) are pivotal components of the World Health Organization's Global Action Plan to combat antimicrobial resistance (AMR). ASPs advocate rational antibiotic usage to enhan...

    Authors: Md. Golam Dostogir Harun, Shariful Amin Sumon, Istiaque Hasan, Fairoze Masuda Akther, Md. Saiful Islam and Md. Mahabub Ul Anwar
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:8
  46. Healthcare-associated infections are among the most common complications during hospitalization. These infections increase morbidity and mortality and they increase length of hospital stay and the cost of heal...

    Authors: Marília Duarte Valim, Jéssica Regina Rossetto, Juliano Bortolini and Loreen Herwaldt
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:7
  47. The 4th European Conference on Infections in Leukemia recommends early adaptation of empirical antibiotic therapy (EAT) for febrile neutropenia in stable patients.

    Authors: Claire Durand, Karine Risso, Michael Loschi, Nicolas Retur, Audrey Emery, Johan Courjon, Thomas Cluzeau and Michel Carles
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:5