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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. The coronavirus pandemic again highlighted the need for robust health care facility infection prevention and control (IPC) programmes. WHO guidelines on the core components (CCs) of IPC programmes provides gui...

    Authors: R. Wood, W. Tembele, A. Hema, A. Somé, E. Kinganda-Lusamaki, C. Basilubo, R. Lumembe, N. Alama, G. Mbunsu, A. Zongo, S. Ahuka, J. J. Muyembe, F. Leendertz, T. Eckmanns, G. Schubert, T. Kagoné…
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:4
  8. The laboratory-based surveillance of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a priority component of the multisectoral national action plan to combat AMR in Burkina Faso. This study aimed to assess the QMS of microb...

    Authors: Emmanuel Zongo, Emilie Dama, Dame Yenyetou, Merci Muhigwa, Abdoulaye Nikiema, Georges Anicet Dahourou and Abdoul-Salam Ouedraogo
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:3
  9. Over-prescription of antibiotics contributes to antibiotic resistance, which is a global health threat. Egypt has alarmingly high rates of antibiotic over-prescription for acute upper respiratory tract infecti...

    Authors: Mahmoud Attia AbdEl-Aty, Mariam Taher Amin, Sabra Mohamed Ahmed, Ghada Omar Elsedfy and Amira Fathy El-Gazzar
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:2
  10. We analyzed an outbreak of Bacillus cereus group (Bcg) at a single-center neonatal intensive care unit level IV by conducting comprehensive sampling of both patients and the environment.

    Authors: Hauke Tönnies, Axel Heep, Jörg Herrmann, Matthias Lange, Alexander Mellmann and Axel Hamprecht
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:1
  11. Pseudomonas infections are among the most common infections encountered in hospitalized patients, especially those with chronic illnesses or an immunocompromised state. Management of these infections has become c...

    Authors: Sara Shbaita, Safaa Abatli, Mamoun W. Sweileh, Banan M Aiesh, Ali Sabateen, Husam T. Salameh, Adham AbuTaha and Sa’ed H. Zyoud
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:149
  12. The dynamics of Staphylococcus aureus in patients and the hospital environment are relatively unknown. We studied these dynamics in a tertiary care hospital in the Netherlands.

    Authors: Adriënne S. van der Schoor, Anne F. Voor in ’t holt, Willemien H.A. Zandijk, Marco J. Bruno, Diederik Gommers, Johannes P.C. van den Akker, Johanna M. Hendriks, Juliëtte A. Severin, Corné H.W. Klaassen and Margreet C. Vos
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:148
  13. The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic led to a global increase in healthcare-associated infections (HAI) among intensive care unit (ICU) patients. Whether this increase is directly attributable to C...

    Authors: Nando Bloch, Susanne Rüfenacht, Magdalena Ludwinek, Waldemar Frick, Gian-Reto Kleger, Florian Schneider, Werner C. Albrich, Domenica Flury, Stefan P Kuster, Matthias Schlegel and Philipp Kohler
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:147
  14. Unregulated and inappropriate antimicrobial use are major contributors to the evolution of antimicrobial resistance worldwide. It is important to monitor and collect data on the use of antibiotics at health fa...

    Authors: Naiki Attram, Helena Dela, Eric Behene, Nicholas N.A. Kyei, Karen Ocansey, Jennifer N. Yanney, Edward O. Nyarko, Kennedy K. Addo, Kwadwo A. Koram, Anne Fox, Andrew Letizia and Terrel Sanders
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:146
  15. Disinfectants are important in the food industry to prevent the transmission of pathogens. Excessive use of disinfectants may increase the probability of bacteria experiencing long-term exposure and consequent...

    Authors: Ricardo A. Wu-Chen, Jinsong Feng, Mohamed Elhadidy, Reshma B. Nambiar, Xinyu Liao, Min Yue and Tian Ding
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:145
  16. Catheter-associated urinary tract infection is a global problem but it can be prevented with the appropriate implementation of evidence-based guidelines. This study was conducted to assess the level of complia...

    Authors: Khaled Mohammed Al-Sayaghi, Talal Ali Hussein Alqalah, Sameer Abdulmalik Alkubati, Sultan Abdulwadoud Alshoabi, Mohammed Alsabri, Gamil Ghaleb Alrubaiee, Mokhtar Abdo Almoliky, Khalil A. Saleh, Anas Khaled Al-Sayaghi, Rami A. Elshatarat, Zyad T. Saleh, Ahmad Mahmoud Saleh and Hassanat Ramadan Abdel-Aziz
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:144
  17. Before 2012, established national surveillance systems in the Netherlands were not able to provide a timely, comprehensive epidemiological view on nosocomial outbreaks. The Healthcare-associated Infections and...

    Authors: Sjoukje HS Woudt, Annelot F Schoffelen, Florine NJ Frakking, E Ascelijn Reuland, Juliëtte A Severin, Marije den Drijver, Anja Haenen, Marga MG Nonneman, Daan W Notermans, Desiree CM aan de Stegge, Sacha F de Stoppelaar, Christina MJE Vandenbroucke-Grauls and Sabine C de Greeff
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:143
  18. The rising prevalence of multidrug-resistant (MDR) and extended-spectrum beta lactamase-resistant (ESBL) Klebsiella pneumoniae (K. pneumoniae) is an important global public health challenge. This threat is even m...

    Authors: Adamu Salawudeen, Yakubu Egigogo Raji, Garba Gidandawa Jibo, Mohd Nasir Mohd Desa, Hui-min Neoh, Siti Norbaya Masri, Sabrina Di Gregorio and Tengku Zetty Maztura Tengku Jamaluddin
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:142
  19. Surgical Antibiotic Prophylaxis (SAP) in Nigeria is often not evidence based. The aim of this study is to test if the GADSA application can change prescription behaviour of surgeons in Nigeria. In addition, th...

    Authors: Susanne Luedtke, Caroline Wood, Olajumoke Olufemi, Patrick Okonji, Eneyi E. Kpokiri, Anwar Musah, Funmi Bammeke, Bamidele Mutiu, Rufus Ojewola, Olufemi Bankole, Adesoji Ademuyiwa, Chibuzo Ekumankama, Ayibanoah Theophilus, Neni Aworabhi-Oki, Laura Shallcross, Andreea Molnar…
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:141
  20. Cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIED) are being inserted with increasing frequency. Severe surgical site infections (SSI) that occur after device implantation substantially impact patient morbidity and...

    Authors: Elissa Rennert-May, Derek Chew, Kristine Cannon, Zuying Zhang, Stephanie Smith, Teagan King, Derek V. Exner, Oscar E. Larios and Jenine Leal
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:140
  21. The burden of healthcare associated infections (HCAIs) in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) remains underestimated due to diagnostic complexity and lack of quality surveillance systems. We designed this...

    Authors: Maliha I. Kassam, Vitus Silago, Prisca Damiano, Bahati Wajanga, Jeremiah Seni, Stephen E. Mshana and Samuel Kalluvya
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:139
  22. It is controversial whether antibiotic should be used prophylactically 48 h after pancreatic surgery. Hence, the association of antibiotic prophylaxis (AP) after 48 h postoperatively with the incidence of surg...

    Authors: Xiaoju Ma, Qiangsheng He, Youpeng Chen, Yan Lu, Ping Zhu, Ji Zhang, Wen-sen Chen, Yongxiang Zhang, Wei-hong Zhang, Chuanlong Zhu, Qiang Li and Zhanjie Li
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:138
  23. We aimed to estimate the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) seroprevalence and describe its determinants and associated symptoms among unvaccinated healthcare workers (HCWs) after the...

    Authors: Claudia Recanatini, Corine H. GeurtsvanKessel, Suzan D. Pas, Els M. Broens, Martje Maas, Rosa van Mansfeld, Anne J. G. Mutsaers-van Oudheusden, Miranda van Rijen, Emile F. Schippers, Arjan Stegeman, Adriana Tami, Karin Ellen Veldkamp, Hannah Visser, Andreas Voss, Marjolijn C. A. Wegdam-Blans, Heiman F. L. Wertheim…
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:137
  24. Acinetobacter baumannii is a major nosocomial pathogen capable of causing life-threatening infections. This bacterium is highly resistant to antibiotics and associated with high mortality rates. Therefore, this s...

    Authors: Rania Itani, Hani M. J. Khojah, Samar Karout, Deema Rahme, Lara Hammoud, Reem Awad, Rana Abu-Farha, Tareq L. Mukattash, Hamza Raychouni and Abdalla El-Lakany
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:136
  25. Multidrug-resistant organism (MDRO) screening may identify high-risk patients for MDRO infection and curb the spread of these resistant pathogens. However, the heterogeneous practices in MDRO screening and the...

    Authors: Sungsoo Park, Heesuk Kim, Katrine K. Gatchalian and Hyeyoung Oh
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:135
  26. In Switzerland, the national surgical site infection (SSI) surveillance program showed a modest decrease in SSI rates for different procedures over the last decade. The study aimed to determine whether a multi...

    Authors: Marcus Eder, Rami Sommerstein, Arlette Szelecsenyi, Alexander Schweiger, Matthias Schlegel, Andrew Atkinson, Stefan P. Kuster, Danielle Vuichard-Gysin, Nicolas Troillet and Andreas F. Widmer
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:134
  27. The importance of environmental contamination in the transmission of pathogens among hospitalized patients is universally recognized, and disinfection of surfaces is a widely accepted modality for reducing hea...

    Authors: Roberto Bruno Maria Marano, Diana Merezhko, Keren Anat Resnick, Jacob Moran-Gilad and Yonatan Oster
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:133
  28. Antibiotics have helped to reduce the incidence of common infectious diseases in all modern healthcare systems, but improper use of antibiotics including their overuse and misuse can change the bacteria so muc...

    Authors: Naila Jabeen, Waseem Ullah, Javeria Khalid and Zia Samad
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:132
  29. We aimed to identify interventions used to implement antimicrobial stewardship practices among hospitalized patients in least-developed countries.

    Authors: Grace Wezi Mzumara, Michael Mambiya and Pui-Ying Iroh Tam
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:131
  30. Emerging research has provided evidence suggesting the potential influence of governance on the development and spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), accounting for significant disparities observed both be...

    Authors: Andrea Maugeri, Martina Barchitta and Antonella Agodi
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:130
  31. Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacterales (CRE) infections have a significant morbidity and mortality toll. The clinical significance and associated burden of CRE colonization rather than infection state are not f...

    Authors: Nasreen Hassoun-Kheir, Khetam Hussien, Marianne Karram, Maram Saffuri, Sally Badaan, Shani Peleg, Worood Aboelhega, Sigal Warman, Tamar Alon, Dina Pollak, Moran Szwarcwort Cohen and Mical Paul
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:129
  32. Despite tremendous efforts to prevent central line-associated bloodstream infections, they still remain life-threatening complications among hospitalized patients with significant morbidity and mortality world...

    Authors: Marwan Jabr Alwazzeh, Amani Alnimr, Samia A. Al Nassri, Sara M. Alwarthan, Mashael Alhajri, Bashayer M. AlShehail, Mahdi Almubarak, Nada S. Alghamdi and Haytham A. Wali
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:128
  33. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a serious, worldwide public health crisis. Surveillance of antimicrobial use forms part of an essential strategy to contain AMR. We aimed to conduct a national point prevalenc...

    Authors: Yonghong Xiao, Xing Xin, Yunbo Chen and Qing Yan
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:127
  34. Vancomycin-resistant enterococcus (VRE) was the fastest growing pathogen in Europe in 2022 (+ 21%) but its clinical relevance is still unclear. We aim to identify risk factors for acquired VRE rectal colonizat...

    Authors: Marianna Meschiari, Shaniko Kaleci, Martina Del Monte, Andrea Dessilani, Antonella Santoro, Francesco Scialpi, Erica Franceschini, Gabriella Orlando, Adriana Cervo, Morselli Monica, Fabio Forghieri, Claudia Venturelli, Enrico Ricchizzi, Johanna Chester, Mario Sarti, Giovanni Guaraldi…
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:126
  35. Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) remain a common challenge in healthcare delivery, with a significant burden in low- and middle-income countries. Preventing HAIs has gained enormous attention from polic...

    Authors: Gifty Sunkwa-Mills, Kodjo Senah, Mette Breinholdt, Matilda Aberese-Ako and Britt Pinkowski Tersbøl
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:125
  36. Carbapenem-resistant hypervirulent Klebsiella pneumoniae (CR-hvKP) is gradually becoming the dominant nosocomial pathogens in the healthcare setting.

    Authors: Linlin Li, Shan Li, Xianzhen Wei, Zhaolu Lu, Xue Qin and Meng Li
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:124
  37. Extended-spectrum b-lactamase (ESBL)-producing gram-negative bacilli (ESBL-GNB) are the most important pathogenic bacteria infecting kidney transplant patients. Kidney transplantation has been shown to be a ri...

    Authors: Oranuch Promsuwan, Kumthorn Malathum and Atiporn Ingsathit
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:123
  38. Healthcare-associated infection is a serious global problem, particularly in developing countries. In North African countries, comprehensive research on the incidence and effects of such infections is rare. Th...

    Authors: Mohamed Ali Daw, Mahamat Hassabarassoul Mahamat, Said Emhamed Wareg, Abdallah H El-Bouzedi and Mohamed Omar Ahmed
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:122
  39. A practice guide to help nursing homes set up an antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) program was developed based on experiences gained during a project at one of the largest providers of elderly care in the South-...

    Authors: Andrea Eikelenboom-Boskamp, Mariëlle van Loosbroek, Evelien Lutke-Schipholt, Marjorie Nelissen-Vrancken, Mike Verkaaik, Paul Geels, Stephanie Natsch and Andreas Voss
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:120
  40. Sepsis is the third leading cause of neonatal death in low and middle-income countries, accounting for one third of all deaths in Ethiopia. A concerning issue is the increasing number of multidrug-resistant mi...

    Authors: Roberto Benoni, Eleonora Balestri, Tariqua Endrias, Jiksa Tolera, Martina Borellini, Margherita Calia, Filippo Biasci and Luigi Pisani
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:119
  41. With the widespread spread of carbapenem-resistant gram-negative bacteria (CR-GNB) in medical facilities, the carriage of CR-GNB among critically ill patients has become a significant concern in intensive care...

    Authors: Yunqi Dai, Ling Zhang, Tingting Pan, Ziyun Shen, Tianjiao Meng, Jing Wu, Feifei Gu, Xiaoli Wang, Ruoming Tan and Hongping Qu
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:118
  42. In patients who underwent colorectal surgery, an existing semi-automated surveillance algorithm based on structured data achieves high sensitivity in detecting deep surgical site infections (SSI), however, gen...

    Authors: Janneke D.M. Verberk, Suzanne D. van der Werff, Rebecka Weegar, Aron Henriksson, Milan C. Richir, Christian Buchli, Maaike S.M. van Mourik and Pontus Nauclér
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:117
  43. Antimicrobial materials or surfaces are advertised as part of infection prevention bundles. However, the efficacy of such antimicrobial surfaces has not been sufficiently investigated in hospitals. In this stu...

    Authors: Eva-Maria Klupp, Birte Knobling, Gefion Franke, Cristina Belmar Campos, Philipp M. Maurer and Johannes K. Knobloch
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:116
  44. Urinary tract infections caused by extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Escherichia coli (ESBL-E. coli) may occur as outbreaks due to common-source exposures. Yet, it is currently unknown if they clu...

    Authors: Eva Raphael, Pushkar P. Inamdar, Cheyenne Belmont, Salma Shariff-Marco, Alison J. Huang and Henry F. Chambers
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:115
  45. We aimed to develop a roadmap for conducting regular, sustainable, and strategic qualitative assessments of antibiotic use in medical institutions within the Republic of Korea.

    Authors: Se Yoon Park, Yong Chan Kim, Song Mi Moon, Bongyoung Kim, Raeseok Lee and Hong Bin Kim
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:114
  46. Healthcare-associated infections in long-term care are associated with substantial morbidity and mortality. While infection prevention and control (IPC) guidelines are well-defined in the acute care setting, e...

    Authors: Nando Bloch, Jasmin Männer, Céline Gardiol, Philipp Kohler, Jacqueline Kuhn, Thomas Münzer, Matthias Schlegel, Stefan P. Kuster and Domenica Flury
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:113