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  1. The guideline-driven and widely implemented single room isolation strategy for respiratory viral infections (RVI) such as influenza or respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) can lead to a shortage of available hosp...

    Authors: Michèle Birrer, Martin Perrig, Fabienne Hobi, Christina Gfeller, Andrew Atkinson, Martin Egger, Corinne Bartholdi, Drahomir Aujesky, Jonas Marschall and Rami Sommerstein
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:2
  2. Extensive drug resistance in Klebsiella pneumoniae (K. pneumoniae) causing major outbreaks in large hospitals is an emerging challenge. We describe a near fatal outbreak of colistin resistant, carbapenem resistan...

    Authors: Swati Sharma, Tuhina Banerjee, Ashok Kumar, Ghanshyam Yadav and Sriparna Basu
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:1
  3. Duodenoscopy-associated infections occur worldwide despite strict adherence to reprocessing standards. The exact scope of the problem remains unknown because a standardized sampling protocol and uniform sampli...

    Authors: Maarten Heuvelmans, Herman F. Wunderink, Henny C. van der Mei and Jan F. Monkelbaan
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:171
  4. A survey of hospitals on three continents was performed to assess their infection control preparedness and measures, and their infection rate in hospital health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. All ...

    Authors: Simon Matoori, Daniel R. Kuritzkes, Yonggeng Goh, Swee Tian Quek, Liang Wang, Ziyan Sun, Fabiano di Marco, Daniela Borleri, Sabrina Buoro, Stefano Fagiuoli, Tatiana Ferrari, Marco Rizzi, Federico Raimondi, Simonetta Cesa, Dow-Mu Koh, Johannes M. Froehlich…
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:170
  5. Antimicrobial resistance is one of the major public health challenges in Ethiopia. However, there is no comprehensive summary of existing AMR data in the country.

    Authors: Derbew Fikadu Berhe, Getachew Tesfaye Beyene, Berhanu Seyoum, Meseret Gebre, Kassa Haile, Mulugeta Tsegaye, Minyahil Tadesse Boltena, Emawayish Tesema, Taddele Cherinet Kibret, Mulatu Biru, Dawd S. Siraj, Daniel Shirley, Rawleigh Howe and Alemseged Abdissa
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:168
  6. We sought to determine the minimum number of observations needed to determine hand hygiene (HH) compliance among healthcare workers. The study was conducted at a referral hospital in South Korea. We retrospect...

    Authors: Se Yoon Park, Suyeon Park, Beom Seuk Hwang, Eunjung Lee, Tae Hyong Kim and Sungho Won
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:167
  7. Even though children seem to be less vulnerable to the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infection, still a diverse range of clinical presentations and symptoms have been reported in children. Few studies as...

    Authors: Gholamreza Soleimani, Fatemeh Akbarirad, Elham Shafighi Shahri and Seyyed Masoud Sajjadi
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:165
  8. Few studies have investigated the contamination of personal protective equipment (PPE) during the management of patients with severe-to-critical coronavirus disease (COVID-19). This study aimed to determine th...

    Authors: Jongtak Jung, Kyoung-Ho Song, Hyeonju Jeong, Sin Young Ham, Eu Suk Kim and Hong Bin Kim
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:164
  9. Early evaluations of healthcare professional (HCP) COVID-19 risk occurred during insufficient personal protective equipment and disproportionate testing, contributing to perceptions of high patient-care relate...

    Authors: Shruti K. Gohil, Kathleen A. Quan, Keith M. Madey, Suzanne King-Adelsohn, Tom Tjoa, Delia Tifrea, Bridgit O. Crews, Edwin S. Monuki, Saahir Khan, Sebastian D. Schubl, Cassiana E. Bittencourt, Neil Detweiler, Wayne Chang, Lynn Willis, Usme Khusbu, Antonella Saturno…
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:163
  10. The increasing prevalence of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) is a growing problem globally, particularly in low- to middle-income countries (LMICs). Previous studies have shown high rates of CRE ...

    Authors: Björn Berglund, Ngoc Thi Bich Hoang, Ludwig Lundberg, Ngai Kien Le, Maria Tärnberg, Maud Nilsson, Elin Bornefall, Dung Thi Khanh Khu, Jenny Welander, Hai Thanh Le, Linus Olson, Tran Minh Dien, Lennart E. Nilsson, Mattias Larsson and Håkan Hanberger
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:162
  11. Studies have shown that a ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP) bundle significantly decreases VAP rates. In this study, we evaluated existing knowledge, practices, and adherence of nurses and infection contro...

    Authors: Cybele Lara Abad, Cordella P. Formalejo and Dan Meynard L. Mantaring
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:161
  12. Critically ill patients in intensive care units (ICUs) often acquire opportunistic infections or are colonized by vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE), which limits therapeutic options and results in high ca...

    Authors: Jin Woong Suh, Nam Hee Kim, Min Jung Lee, Seoung Eun Lee, Byung Chul Chun, Chang Kyu Lee, Juneyoung Lee, Jong Hun Kim, Sun Bean Kim, Young Kyung Yoon, Jang Wook Sohn and Min Ja Kim
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:160
  13. In the COVID-19 pandemic context, a massive shortage of personal protective equipment occurred. To increase the available stocks, several countries appealed for donations from individuals or industries. While ...

    Authors: Guillaume Cambien, Jérémy Guihenneuc, Xavier Fouassin, Olivier Castel, Anne Bousseau and Sarah Ayraud-Thevenot
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:159
  14. We developed SmartRub® powered by iQati®, an electronic device composed of a wristband and an alcohol-based handrub pocket-sized dispenser that measures and provides feedback on the duration of hand friction a...

    Authors: Chloé Guitart, Yves-Alain Robert, Nasim Lotfinejad, Simon Fourquier, Yves Martin, Daniela Pires, Julien Sauser, René Beuchat and Didier Pittet
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:158
  15. Antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) strategies worldwide focus on optimising the use of antibiotics. Selective susceptibility reporting is recommended as an effective AMS tool although there is a lack of represent...

    Authors: Franka Lestin-Bernstein, Ramona Harberg, Ingo Schumacher, Lutz Briedigkeit, Oliver Heese and Kristina Biedermann
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:157
  16. The effect of eye protection to prevent SARS-CoV-2 infection in the real-world remains uncertain. We aimed to synthesize all available research on the potential impact of eye protection on transmission of SARS...

    Authors: Oyungerel Byambasuren, Elaine Beller, Justin Clark, Peter Collignon and Paul Glasziou
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:156
  17. We defined the frequency of respiratory community-acquired bacterial co-infection in patients with COVID-19, i.e. patients with a positive SARS-CoV-2 PCR or a COVID-19 Reporting and Data System (CO-RADS) score...

    Authors: Sophie Coenen, Jara R. de la Court, David T. P. Buis, Lilian J. Meijboom, Rogier P. Schade, Caroline E. Visser, Reinier van Hest, Marianne Kuijvenhoven, Jan M. Prins, Suzan F. M. Nijman, Elske Sieswerda and Kim C. E. Sigaloff
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:155
  18. The aim of this research study was to compare the situation concerning the use of microbiology testing, the epidemiology of healthcare-associated infection (HAI) and antimicrobial consumption (AMC) in Polish l...

    Authors: Jadwiga Wojkowska-Mach, Michał Brudło, Mariusz Topolski, Tomasz Bochenek, Estera Jachowicz, Małgorzata Siewierska and Anna Różańska
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:154
  19. Approximately 11% of patients colonized with extended-spectrum beta-lactamase producing Enterobacterales (ESBL-PE) are colonized with more than one ESBL-producing species. We investigated risk factors associat...

    Authors: Isabelle Vock, Lisandra Aguilar-Bultet, Adrian Egli, Pranita D. Tamma and Sarah Tschudin-Sutter
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:153
  20. How antimicrobial resistance (AMR) risk is communicated in news media can shape public understanding and the engagement of different sectors with AMR. This study examined online news media attention for AMR ri...

    Authors: Qiuyan Liao, Jiehu Yuan, Meihong Dong, Pauline Paterson and Wendy Wing Tak Lam
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:152
  21. Concomitant prevention of SARS-CoV-2 and extensively drug-resistant bacteria transmission is a difficult challenge in intensive care units dedicated to COVID-19 patients. We report a nosocomial cluster of four...

    Authors: Guillaume Miltgen, Thomas Garrigos, Pascal Cholley, Marine Deleume, Nicolas Allou, Jérôme Allyn, David A. Wilkinson, Nathalie Lugagne, Olivier Belmonte, Xavier Bertrand, Didier Hocquet and Patrick Mavingui
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:151
  22. Healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs) present a major public health problem that significantly affects patients, health care providers and the entire healthcare system. Infection prevention and control prog...

    Authors: Eric Tchouaket Nguemeleu, Stephanie Robins, Sandra Boivin, Drissa Sia, Kelley Kilpatrick, Bruno Dubreuil, Catherine Larouche, Natasha Parisien and Josiane Letourneau
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:150
  23. In the health care setting, infection control actions are fundamental for containing the dissemination of multidrug-resistant bacteria (MDR). Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacterales (CPE), especially Klebsiella ...

    Authors: Fabio Arena, Anna Rita Daniela Coda, Valentina Meschini, Roberto Verzicco and Arcangelo Liso
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:149
  24. Escherichia coli sequence type (ST) 131 H30 is an emerging multidrug resistant subclone, known to spread and cause outbreaks in long-term care facilities (LTCFs).

    Authors: Romain Martischang, Patrice François, Abdessalam Cherkaoui, Nadia Gaïa, Gesuele Renzi, Americo Agostinho, Monica Perez, Christophe E. Graf and Stephan Harbarth
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:148
  25. Animals are a reservoir for ESBL/pAmpC-producing Escherichia coli/Klebsiella pneumoniae (ESBL-E/K). We investigated the association between occupational contact with different types of animals and the prevalence ...

    Authors: Anouk P. Meijs, Esther F. Gijsbers, Paul D. Hengeveld, Cindy M. Dierikx, Sabine C. de Greeff and Engeline van Duijkeren
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:147
  26. Surgical site infections after craniotomy (SSI-CRAN) significantly impact patient outcomes and healthcare costs by increasing length of stay and readmission and reoperation rates. However, to our knowledge, no...

    Authors: Emilio Jiménez-Martínez, Guillermo Cuervo, Jordi Carratalà, Ana Hornero, Pilar Ciercoles, Andreu Gabarrós, Carmen Cabellos, Ivan Pelegrin, Maria Angeles Domínguez-Luzón, Jordi Càmara, Ramon Moreno-Fuentes, Jordi Adamuz and Miquel Pujol
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:146
  27. Community perception on antimicrobials plays a role in driving the development of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). The aim of the study was to evaluate the impact of interprofessional service-learning on the ef...

    Authors: Anna C. Y. Lo, Joyce T. S. Li, Janita P. C. Chau, Samuel Y. S. Wong, David S. C. Hui and Vivian W. Y. Lee
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:145
  28. With the current COVID-19 pandemic, many healthcare facilities have been lacking a steady supply of filtering facepiece respirators. To better address this challenge, the decontamination and reuse of these res...

    Authors: Alexandra Peters, Nasim Lotfinejad, Rafael Palomo, Walter Zingg, Pierre Parneix, Hervé Ney and Didier Pittet
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:144
  29. We report a nosocomial outbreak caused by Burkholderia cepacia that occurred among six patients admitted in the medical and surgical intensive care unit between 04 March 2019 and 02 April 2019 in Istanbul, Turkey...

    Authors: Hüseyin Bilgin, Gülşen Altınkanat Gelmez, Fatma Bayrakdar, Elvan Sayın, Fethi Gül, Nazlı Pazar, Gülcan Çulha, Serap Süzük Yıldız, Ismail Cinel and Volkan Korten
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:143
  30. Overuse of antibiotics is a major challenge and undermines measures to control drug resistance worldwide. Postnatal women and newborns are at risk of infections and are often prescribed prophylactic antibiotic...

    Authors: Mwaka A. Kakolwa, Susannah L. Woodd, Alexander M. Aiken, Fatuma Manzi, Giorgia Gon, Wendy J. Graham and Abdunoor M. Kabanywanyi
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:142
  31. Mycobacterium chimaera infections subsequent to cardiac surgery are related to contaminated heater-cooler devices, with high mortality. Nevertheless, few studies have been reported in Asia.

    Authors: Di Lu, Chun-Hong Zhang, Li-Jiang Chen, Pei-Feng Jin, Xia-Fei Feng, Xi Zhou, Wei-Cong Huang, Jue Wang, Ying Dai and Yun Fu
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:141
  32. Although several meta-analyses reported the impact of chlorhexidine (CHX) use in patients undergoing various types of surgery, no meta-analysis summarized the overall effectiveness of CHX specifically for card...

    Authors: Jianhua Wei, Lingying He, Fengxia Weng, Fangfang Huang and Peng Teng
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:140
  33. Hospital characteristics have been recognized as potential risk factors for surgical site infection for over 20 years. However, most research has focused on patient and procedural risk factors. Understanding h...

    Authors: Rui Malheiro, Bárbara Peleteiro and Sofia Correia
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:139
  34. The Global Point Prevalence Survey of Antimicrobial Consumption and Resistance (Global-PPS) provides a methodology to support hospitals worldwide in collecting antimicrobial use data. We aim to evaluate the im...

    Authors: Ines Pauwels, Ann Versporten, Helene Vermeulen, Erika Vlieghe and Herman Goossens
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:138
  35. We describe the lessons learned during a SARS-CoV-2 variant-of-concern Alpha outbreak investigation at a normal care unit in a university hospital in Amsterdam in December 2020. The outbreak consisted of nine ...

    Authors: Jelle Koopsen, Mireille Dekker, Philip Thung, Marcel Jonges, Harry Vennema, Tjalling Leenstra, Dirk Eggink, Matthijs R. A. Welkers, Peter A. A. Struijs, Chantal Reusken, Rosa van Mansfeld, Menno D. de Jong, Janke Schinkel and Ingrid J. B. Spijkerman
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:137
  36. The risk of surgical site infections (SSIs), particularly methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) SSIs, after spinal surgeries is one of the most daunting experiences to patients and surgeons. Some aut...

    Authors: Rawan T. Tafish, Ahmed F. Alkhaldi, Anouar Bourghli and Turki A. Althunian
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:136
  37. To investigate the clinical features and outcomes of patients with mechanical ventilation-associated pneumonia (VAP) caused by Acinetobacter baumannii (Ab), and to characterize the drug resistance of pathogenic s...

    Authors: Tao Zhang, Xiao Xu, Cai-Fang Xu, Salisu Rabiu Bilya and Wei Xu
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:135
  38. Identifying healthcare workers (HCW) who have less awareness and knowledge on antibiotic use and resistance represents a challenge for public health, since it might help the development of novel educational an...

    Authors: Martina Barchitta, Michela Sabbatucci, Francesca Furiozzi, Stefania Iannazzo, Andrea Maugeri, Francesco Maraglino, Rosa Prato, Antonella Agodi and Annalisa Pantosti
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:134
  39. High-touch surfaces are a critical reservoir in the spread of nosocomial infections. Although disinfection and infection control protocols are well developed, they lack the ability to passively reduce the path...

    Authors: Sadru-Dean Walji, Mark R. Bruder and Marc G. Aucoin
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:133
  40. Monitoring pathogens of bloodstream infections (BSI) and their antibiotic susceptibility is important to guide empiric antibiotic treatment strategies and prevention programs.

    Authors: Franziska Schöneweck, Roland P. H. Schmitz, Florian Rißner, André Scherag, Bettina Löffler, Mathias W. Pletz, Sebastian Weis, Frank M. Brunkhorst and Stefan Hagel
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:132
  41. Escherichia coli is an important pathogen in humans and is the most common cause of bacterial bloodstream infections (BSIs). The objectives of our study were to determine factors associated with E. coli BSI incid...

    Authors: Melissa C. MacKinnon, Scott A. McEwen, David L. Pearl, Outi Lyytikäinen, Gunnar Jacobsson, Peter Collignon, Daniel B. Gregson, Louis Valiquette and Kevin B. Laupland
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:131
  42. Non-prescription antibiotic use at community is a main driver of antimicrobial resistance. Cough is a common condition and prevalent in all townships, including China. This study aims to investigate the non-pr...

    Authors: Yan Luo, Xuewen Tang, Linling Ding, Zhujun Shao, Jianxing Yu, Yangqing Chen, Yang Zhou, Hanqing He and Zhiping Chen
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:129
  43. To assess if admission screening for Carbapenem Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) and cohort care can reduce CRE acquisition (CRE colonization during hospital stay), Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI), hospital-...

    Authors: K. Garpvall, V. Duong, S. Linnros, T. N. Quốc, D. Mucchiano, S. Modeen, L. Lagercrantz, A. Edman, N. K. Le, T. Huong, N. T. B. Hoang, H. T. Le, D. TK. Khu, D. M. Tran, P. H. Phuc, H. Hanberger…
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:128
  44. Despite compliance to extensive reprocessing protocols, duodenoscopes have been linked to outbreaks of susceptible and multi-drug resistant organisms (MDRO) due to persistent duodenoscope contamination. Duoden...

    Authors: Judith A. Kwakman, Arjan W. Rauwers, Corné H. W. Klaassen, Marco J. Bruno and Margreet C. Vos
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:127
  45. One June 15, 2021, infectious disease authorities from around the world participated in a joint webinar to share experiences and lessons learned in combatting the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the overriding goals...

    Authors: Kevin T. Kavanagh, Christine Pontus, Judith Pare and Lindsay E. Cormier
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:125
  46. Antibiotic resistance is a public health concern in Democratic Republic Congo and worldwide. It is usually caused by antibiotic over prescription or dispensing practices. The consumption of animal source food ...

    Authors: Ghislain Bilamirwa Ngaruka, Brigitte Bora Neema, Theophile Kashosi Mitima, Antoine Sadiki Kishabongo and Olivier Basole Kashongwe
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:124