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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Hand hygiene (HH) is the most important measure for preventing healthcare-associated infections. A significant correlation between alcohol-based handrub consumption (AHRC) and observed HH compliance rates has ...

    Authors: Delphine Berthod, Dara Alvarez, Anne Perozziello, Fanny Chabrol and Jean-Christophe Lucet
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:42
  12. The burden of antimicrobial-resistance, specifically carbapenem-resistance in gram-negative bacteria (CRGN), presents a serious public health threat worldwide. In Europe, Southern and Eastern countries (SEC) d...

    Authors: Hani E. J. Kaba and Simone Scheithauer
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:41
  13. Although non-teaching community hospitals form the majority of healthcare providers in South Korea, there is limited data on antibiotic usage in them. To evaluate the pattern of antibiotic usage and its approp...

    Authors: Yong Chan Kim, Ji Young Park, Bongyoung Kim, Eu Suk Kim, Hyuk Ga, Rangmi Myung, Se Yoon Park, Myung Jin Lee, Song Mi Moon, Sun Hee Park, Kyoung-Ho Song and Hong Bin Kim
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:40
  14. There is limited information on surgical site infections (SSI) and the related antibiotic resistance needed to guide their management and prevention in Sierra Leone. In this study, we aimed to establish the in...

    Authors: Sulaiman Lakoh, Le Yi, Stephen Sevalie, Xuejun Guo, Olukemi Adekanmbi, Isaac O. Smalle, Nathaniel Williams, Umu Barrie, Celesis Koroma, Yongkun Zhao, Matilda N. Kamara, Constance Cummings-John, Darlinda F. Jiba, Enanga Sonia Namanaga, Betsy Deen, Juling Zhang…
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:39
  15. Healthcare-associated infections (HAI) are one of the gravest threats to patient safety worldwide. The importance of the hospital environment has recently been revalued in infection prevention and control. Tho...

    Authors: Alexandra Peters, Marie N. Schmid, Pierre Parneix, Dan Lebowitz, Marlieke de Kraker, Julien Sauser, Walter Zingg and Didier Pittet
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:38
  16. We aimed to assess whether longer indwelling time of peripherally inserted central catheters (PICC) increases risk of central line associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) in haematology patients.

    Authors: M. G. Caris, N. A. de Jonge, H. J. Punt, D. M. Salet, V. M. T. de Jong, B. I. Lissenberg-Witte, S. Zweegman, C. M. J. E. Vandenbroucke-Grauls, M. A. van Agtmael and J. J. W. M. Janssen
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:37
  17. The most frequent adverse events in healthcare are healthcare-associated infections, whose burden is highest in resource-limited settings. In addition, low resource settings often lack Hand Hygiene (HH) knowle...

    Authors: Sophie Alice Müller, Micheline N’Guessan, Rebekah Wood, Lena Landsmann, Carlos Rocha, Bléoué Jean Kouame, Dominique Djadji, Seth Kofi Abrokwa, Tim Eckmanns, Mardjan Arvand, Bamourou Diané and Matthias Borchert
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:36
  18. Two types of skin biopsies are routinely performed in dermatology: excisional and punch biopsies. A punch biopsy is a relatively low-risk procedure for surgical site infections (SSIs) because of the shallow wo...

    Authors: Yuko Akiyama, Yuta Norimatsu and Yuki Ohno
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:35
  19. The current Coronavirus disease pandemic reveals political and structural inequities of the world’s poorest people who have little or no access to health care and yet the largest burdens of poor health. This i...

    Authors: Alicia Davis, Tiziana Lembo, Emma Laurie, Edna Mutua, Kathrin Loosli, Mary Nthambi, Amy Nimegeer, Kunda Mnzava, Elizabeth F. Msoka, Fortunata Nasuwa, Matayo Melubo, Gabriel Shirima, Louise Matthews, Shona Hilton, Stephen E. Mshana and Blandina T. Mmbaga
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:34
  20. The emergence of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) among bacterial pathogens demands a local understanding of the epidemiological situation. This information is needed both for clinical treatment decision-making ...

    Authors: Erastus H. Haindongo, Binta Funtua, Boni Singu, Marius Hedimbi, Francis Kalemeera, Jana Hamman, Olli Vainio, Antti J. Hakanen and Jaana Vuopio
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:33
  21. The ‘AntibioCharte’ randomised controlled study aimed at assessing the impact of a multifaceted antibiotic stewardship intervention targeting French general practitioners with higher-than-average antibiotic us...

    Authors: Anaïs Essilini, Gaëlle Le Dref, Aurélie Bocquier, Joëlle Kivits, Adeline Welter, Céline Pulcini and Nathalie Thilly
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:32
  22. A multimodal strategy to prevent nosocomial influenza was implemented in 2015–2016 in Grenoble Alpes University Hospital. Three modalities were implemented in all units: promotion of vaccination among healthca...

    Authors: Meghann Gallouche, Hugo Terrisse, Sylvie Larrat, Sylvie Marfaing, Christelle Di Cioccio, Bruno Verit, Patrice Morand, Vincent Bonneterre, Jean-Luc Bosson and Caroline Landelle
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:31
  23. Protecting healthcare workers (HCWs) from exposure to SARS-CoV-2 during patient care is central to managing the current pandemic. Higher levels of trust in personal protective equipment (PPE) and infection pre...

    Authors: Selina Ehrenzeller, Ana Durovic, Richard Kuehl, Aurélien Emmanuel Martinez, Michèle Bielser, Manuel Battegay, Matthias von Rotz, André Fringer and Sarah Tschudin-Sutter
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:30
  24. Attributed to the immunosuppression caused by malignancy itself and its treatments, cancer patients are vulnerable to developing nosocomial infections. This study aimed to develop a nomogram to predict the in-...

    Authors: Aimin Jiang, Xin Shi, Haoran Zheng, Na Liu, Shu Chen, Huan Gao, Mengdi Ren, Xiaoqiang Zheng, Xiao Fu, Xuan Liang, Zhiping Ruan, Tao Tian and Yu Yao
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:29
  25. Detection of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) RNA is completed through reverse transcriptase-PCR (RT-PCR) from either oropharyngeal or nasopharyngeal swabs, critically important for...

    Authors: Christina S. Thornton, Kevin Huntley, Byron M. Berenger, Michael Bristow, David H. Evans, Kevin Fonseca, Angela Franko, Mark R. Gillrie, Yi-Chan Lin, Marcus Povitz, Mona Shafey, John M. Conly and Alain Tremblay
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:28
  26. There is insufficient evidence regarding the role of respirators in the prevention of SARS-CoV-2 infection. We analysed the impact of filtering facepiece class 2 (FFP2) versus surgical masks on the risk of SAR...

    Authors: Sabine Haller, Sabine Güsewell, Thomas Egger, Giulia Scanferla, Reto Thoma, Onicio B. Leal-Neto, Domenica Flury, Angela Brucher, Eva Lemmenmeier, J. Carsten Möller, Philip Rieder, Markus Rütti, Reto Stocker, Danielle Vuichard-Gysin, Benedikt Wiggli, Ulrike Besold…
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:27
  27. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a global health challenge, particularly in low- and middle-income countries where antibiotics are widely available to consumers, leading to their misuse. However, AMR educatio...

    Authors: Bernard Appiah, Lucy Asamoah-Akuoko, Elfreda Samman, Augustina Koduah, Irene Akwo Kretchy, Julius Yaw Ludu, Gloria Odonkor, Su Hyun Nam and Martha Gyansa-Luterrodt
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:26
  28. Since May 2016, infection and colonisation with carbapenem non-susceptible Acinetobacter spp. (CRA) and Enterobacterales (CRE) have to be notified to health authorities in Germany. The aim of our study was to ass...

    Authors: Anja von Laer, Tim Eckmanns, Benedikt Zacher, Niels Pfennigwerth, Sören G. Gatermann, Felix Reichert, Michaela Diercke, Gyde Steffen, Doris Altmann and Annicka Reuss
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:25
  29. Numerous studies evaluated the association of education level with misuse of antibiotics by the general population, yet divergent findings were reported. Therefore, a meta-analysis was conducted to summarize t...

    Authors: Narmeen Mallah, Nicola Orsini, Adolfo Figueiras and Bahi Takkouche
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:24
  30. Lab-based surveillance (LBS) of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is not systematically implemented in Uganda. We aimed to identify the gaps in establishing regular LBS of AMR in Uganda.

    Authors: Duku Chaplain, Butti Ben Asutaku, Muhammad Mona, Douglas Bulafu and Dickson Aruhomukama
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:23
  31. Hand hygiene using alcoholic hand rub solution is essential for the prevention of surgical site infections. There are several opportunities for hygienic hand disinfection (termed “hand hygiene” in the followin...

    Authors: Claas Baier, Maren Tinne, Thomas von Lengerke, Frank Gossé and Ella Ebadi
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:22
  32. There is a need for robust antibiotic stewardship programs (ASPs) in the neonatal population. This study's objectives were to assess neonatal antibiotic use practices over an extended period across an integrat...

    Authors: Gregory Boverman, Christine Perez, Shruti Vij, Kristen Tgavalekos, Shreyas Ravindranath, Cornel Antonescu and Bobbi Chambers-Hawk
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:21
  33. Multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) such as vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) and carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) are associated with prolonged hospitalisation, increased medical costs,...

    Authors: JongHoon Hyun, Sang Kil Lee, Jae Hee Cheon, Dong Eun Yong, Hong Koh, Yun Koo Kang, Moo Hyun Kim, Yujin Sohn, Yunsuk Cho, Yae Jee Baek, Jung Ho Kim, Jin Young Ahn, Su Jin Jeong, Joon Sup Yeom and Jun Yong Choi
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:20
  34. Vancomycin resistant enterococci (VRE) are on the rise in many European hospitals. In 2018, Switzerland experienced its largest nosocomial VRE outbreak. The national center for infection prevention (Swissnoso)...

    Authors: Danielle Vuichard-Gysin, Rami Sommerstein, Andreas Kronenberg, Niccolò Buetti, Marcus Eder, Vanja Piezzi, Céline Gardiol, Matthias Schlegel, Stephan Harbarth and Andreas Widmer
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:19
  35. Few studies have assessed the relationship between poverty and the risk of infection with antimicrobial resistant organisms (AROs). We sought to identify, appraise, and synthesize the available published Canad...

    Authors: Teagan King, Richelle Schindler, Swati Chavda and John Conly
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:18
  36. In this first national bloodstream infection (BSI) surveillance program in China, we assessed the composition of pathogenic bacteria and the trends for antimicrobial susceptibility over a 6-year period in China.

    Authors: Yunbo Chen, Jinru Ji, Chaoqun Ying, Zhiying Liu, Qing Yang, Haishen Kong and Yonghong Xiao
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:17
  37. The effectiveness of hand rubbing with alcohol-based handrub (ABHR) is impacted by several factors. To investigate these, World Health Organization (WHO) commissioned a systematic review.

    Authors: Lesley Price, Lucyna Gozdzielewska, Julius Cesar Alejandre, Annelysse Jorgenson, Emma Stewart, Didier Pittet and Jacqui Reilly
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:16
  38. Infections due to extended spectrum beta-lactamase producing organisms (ESBL) have emerged as the leading cause of sepsis among hospitalized neonates in Botswana and much of sub-Saharan Africa and south Asia. ...

    Authors: Moses Vurayai, Jonathan Strysko, Kgomotso Kgomanyane, One Bayani, Margaret Mokomane, Tichaona Machiya, Tonya Arscott-Mills, David M. Goldfarb, Andrew P. Steenhoff, Carolyn McGann, Britt Nakstad, Alemayehu Gezmu, Melissa Richard-Greenblatt and Susan Coffin
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:14
  39. Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacterales (CRE), currently listed by the World Health Organization (WHO) as top priority critical pathogens, are a major global menace to human health. In low- and middle-income cou...

    Authors: Neveen A. Abdelaziz
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:13
  40. Despite the adoption of strict infection prevention and control measures, many hospitals have reported outbreaks of multidrug-resistant organisms (MDRO) during the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Followi...

    Authors: Reto Thoma, Marco Seneghini, Salomé N. Seiffert, Danielle Vuichard Gysin, Giulia Scanferla, Sabine Haller, Domenica Flury, Katia Boggian, Gian-Reto Kleger, Miodrag Filipovic, Oliver Nolte, Matthias Schlegel and Philipp Kohler
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:12
  41. Antimicrobial resistance is swiftly increasing all over the world. In Africa, it manifests more in pathogenic bacteria in form of antibiotic resistance (ABR). On this continent, bacterial contamination of comm...

    Authors: Abdul Walusansa, Savina Asiimwe, Jesca. L. Nakavuma, Jamilu. E. Ssenku, Esther Katuura, Hussein. M. Kafeero, Dickson Aruhomukama, Alice Nabatanzi, Godwin Anywar, Arthur K. Tugume and Esezah K. Kakudidi
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:11
  42. Surveillance is the cornerstone of surgical site infection prevention programs. The validity of the data collection and awareness of vulnerability to inter-rater variation is crucial for correct interpretation...

    Authors: Janneke D. M. Verberk, Stephanie M. van Rooden, David J. Hetem, Herman F. Wunderink, Anne L. M. Vlek, Corianne Meijer, Eva A. H. van Ravensbergen, Elisabeth G. W. Huijskens, Saara J. Vainio, Marc J. M. Bonten and Maaike S. M. van Mourik
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:10
  43. Factors contributing to the spread of SARS-CoV-2 outside the acute care hospital setting have been described in detail. However, data concerning risk factors for nosocomial SARS-CoV-2 infections in hospitalize...

    Authors: Seven Johannes Sam Aghdassi, Frank Schwab, Luis Alberto Peña Diaz, Annika Brodzinski, Giovanni-Battista Fucini, Sonja Hansen, Britta Kohlmorgen, Brar Piening, Beate Schlosser, Sandra Schneider, Beate Weikert, Miriam Wiese-Posselt, Sebastian Wolff, Michael Behnke, Petra Gastmeier and Christine Geffers
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:9
  44. Infectious diseases are among the leading causes of death in many low-income countries, such as Ethiopia. Without reliable local data concerning causative pathogens and antimicrobial resistance, empiric treatm...

    Authors: Tafese Beyene Tufa, Colin R. Mackenzie, Hans Martin Orth, Tobias Wienemann, Tamara Nordmann, Sileshi Abdissa, Zewdu Hurissa, Andreas Schönfeld, Matthias Bosselmann, Dieter Häussinger, Klaus Pfeffer, Tom Luedde, Andre Fuchs and Torsten Feldt
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:8
  45. Despite clear evidence of benefits in acute-care hospitals, controversy over the effectiveness of IPC measures for MDROs is perceptible and evidence-based practice has not been established.

    Authors: Valerie Wing Yu Wong, Ying Huang, Wan In Wei, Samuel Yeung Shan Wong and Kin On Kwok
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:7
  46. Health care workers (HCW) are heavily exposed to SARS-CoV-2 from the beginning of the pandemic. We aimed to analyze risk factors for SARS-CoV-2 seroconversion among HCW with a special emphasis on the respectiv...

    Authors: Katarzyna Szajek, Felix Fleisch, Sandra Hutter, Martin Risch, Theresa Bechmann, Valerie A. Luyckx, Sabine Güsewell, Cédric Hirzel, Alexia Cusini and AMICO Study Group
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:6
  47. Periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) causes significant morbidity. Methicillin sensitive Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) is the most frequent organism, and the majority are endogenous. Decolonisation reduces PJIs bu...

    Authors: J. Allport, R. Choudhury, P. Bruce-Wootton, M. Reed, D. Tate and A. Malviya
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:5
  48. To establish effective infection control protocols, understanding pathogen transmission pathways is essential. Non-infectious surrogate tracers may safely explore these pathways and challenge pre-existing assu...

    Authors: Cinzia Ullrich, Anne M. Luescher, Julian Koch, Robert N. Grass and Hugo Sax
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:4