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  1. Authors: M Macedo-Vinas, J Conly, P Francois, R Aschbacher, D Blanc, G Coombs, G Daikos, B Dhawan, J Empel, J Etienne, A Figueiredo, G Golding, L Han, L Hoang, H Kim, R Köck…

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2013 2(Suppl 1):O36

    Content type: Oral presentation

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 2 Supplement 1

  2. The incidence of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase producing-enterobacteriacae (ESBL-E) infection is rising worldwide. We aimed to determine the prevalence and nosocomial acquisition rate of ESBL-E as well as t...

    Authors: Janet Pasricha, Thibaud Koessler, Stephan Harbarth, Jacques Schrenzel, Véronique Camus, Gilles Cohen, Arnaud Perrier, Didier Pittet and Anne Iten

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2013 2:20

    Content type: Short report

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  3. Some national hospital hygiene societies in Europe such as the French society for hospital hygiene (SFHH) have positive lists of disinfectants. Few hand disinfectants with a rather low concentration of ethanol...

    Authors: Günter Kampf, Christiane Ostermeyer, Heinz-Peter Werner and Miranda Suchomel

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2013 2:19

    Content type: Research

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  4. Vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) are still a concern in hospital units tending to seriously ill patients. However, the cost-effectiveness of active surveillance program to identify asymptomatically VRE c...

    Authors: Lélia Escaut, Samir Bouam, Marie Frank-Soltysiak, Eric Rudant, Faouzi Saliba, Najiby Kassis, Paul Presiozi and Daniel Vittecoq

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2013 2:18

    Content type: Short report

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  5. Targeted screening of patients at high risk for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) carriage is an important component of MRSA control programs, which rely on prediction tools to identify those hig...

    Authors: Janet Pasricha, Stephan Harbarth, Thibaud Koessler, Veronique Camus, Jacques Schrenzel, Gilles Cohen, Didier Pittet, Arnaud Perrier and Anne Iten

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2013 2:17

    Content type: Short report

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  6. The National University Hospital, Singapore routinely undertakes standardized Hand Hygiene auditing with results produced by ward and by staff type. In 2010 concern was raised over consistently low compliance ...

    Authors: Sharon Salmon, Xiao Bei Wang, Theresa Seetoh, Siu Yin Lee and Dale A Fisher

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2013 2:16

    Content type: Short report

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  7. To determine hand hygiene compliance before and after an intervention campaign in critical care units, this study was carried out in the Intensive care unit (ICU), Neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), Burns un...

    Authors: Waleed Mazi, Abiola C Senok, Sameera Al-Kahldy and Diaa Abdullah

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2013 2:15

    Content type: Short report

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  8. Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control would like to thank the following colleagues for their assistance with peer review of manuscripts for the journal in 2012.

    Authors: Andreas Voss

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2013 2:4

    Content type: Reviewer acknowledgement

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  9. In the last decade, outbreaks of nosocomial Clostridium difficile infections (CDI) occurred worldwide. A new emerging type, PCR-ribotype 027, was the associated pathogen. Antimicrobial susceptibility profiles of ...

    Authors: Elisabeth C Keessen, Marjolein PM Hensgens, Patrizia Spigaglia, Fabrizio Barbanti, Ingrid MJG Sanders, Ed J Kuijper and Len JA Lipman

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2013 2:14

    Content type: Research

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  10. Lower respiratory tract infections (LRTI) are the most common hospital-acquired infections on ICUs. They have not only an impact on each patient’s individual health but also result in a considerable financial ...

    Authors: Rasmus Leistner, Linda Kankura, Andy Bloch, Dorit Sohr, Petra Gastmeier and Christine Geffers

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2013 2:13

    Content type: Research

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  11. We report a carbapenem-resistant P. aeruginosa clone responsible for a cluster of urinary tract infections in elderly surgery patients, diagnosed during a three-month period in a 59-bed surgical clinic.

    Authors: Odile Milan, Laurent Debroize, Xavier Bertrand, Patrick Plesiat, Anne-Sophie Valentin, Roland Quentin and Nathalie Van der Mee-Marquet

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2013 2:12

    Content type: Short report

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  12. Very low birthweight (VLBW) newborns on neonatal intensive care units (NICU) are at increased risk for developing central venous catheter-associated bloodstream infections (CVC BSI). In addition to the establi...

    Authors: Rasmus Leistner, Sarah Thürnagel, Frank Schwab, Brar Piening, Petra Gastmeier and Christine Geffers

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2013 2:11

    Content type: Research

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  13. Catheter-related bloodstream infection (CRBSI) surveillance serves as a quality improvement measure that is often used to assess performance. We reviewed the total number of microbiological samples collected i...

    Authors: Soraya Cherifi, Georges Mascart, Anne Dediste, Marie Hallin, Michèle Gerard, Marie-Laurence Lambert and Baudouin Byl

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2013 2:10

    Content type: Short report

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  14. On average 7% of patients admitted to intensive-care units (ICUs) suffer from a potentially preventable ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). Our objective was to survey attitudes and practices of ICUs doctor...

    Authors: Marie-Laurence Lambert, Mercedes Palomar, Antonella Agodi, Michael Hiesmayr, Alain Lepape, Anne Ingenbleek, Eduardo Palencia Herrejon, Stijn Blot and Uwe Frank

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2013 2:9

    Content type: Research

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  15. Extended spectrum β-lactamases (ESBLs) often associated with resistance to aminoglycosides and fluoroquinolones have recently emerged in community-associated Escherichia coli. The worldwide clonal dissemination o...

    Authors: Mario Giuffrè, Domenico Cipolla, Celestino Bonura, Daniela Maria Geraci, Aurora Aleo, Stefania Di Noto, Federica Nociforo, Giovanni Corsello and Caterina Mammina

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2013 2:8

    Content type: Research

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  16. The European Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Network (EARS-Net) collects data on carbapenem resistance from invasive bacterial infections. Increasing percentages of carbapenem resistance in K. pneumoniae is...

    Authors: Anna-Pelagia Magiorakos, Carl Suetens, Dominique L Monnet, Carlo Gagliotti and Ole E Heuer

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2013 2:6

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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  17. Exposure to urinary catheters is considered the most important risk factor for healthcare-associated urinary tract infection (UTI) and is associated with significant morbidity and substantial extra-costs. In t...

    Authors: Ilker Uçkay, Hugo Sax, Angèle Gayet-Ageron, Christian Ruef, Kathrin Mühlemann, Nicolas Troillet, Christiane Petignat, Enos Bernasconi, Carlo Balmelli, Andreas Widmer, Karim Boubaker and Didier Pittet

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2013 2:5

    Content type: Research

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  18. In 2008, the Scottish Antimicrobial Prescribing Group (SAPG) was established to coordinate a national antimicrobial stewardship programme. In 2009 SAPG led participation in a European point prevalence survey (...

    Authors: William Malcolm, Dilip Nathwani, Peter Davey, Tracey Cromwell, Andrea Patton, Jacqueline Reilly, Shona Cairns and Marion Bennie

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2013 2:3

    Content type: Research

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  19. In November 2004, a national target was set for the English hospital trusts to reduce the Meticillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteremia rate by 60% by April 2008 against the number during 2003/04 (...

    Authors: Jayanta B Sarma, Bryan Marshall, Victoria Cleeve, David Tate and Tamsin Oswald

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2013 2:2

    Content type: Research

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  20. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is an increasing problem in the Caribbean. We investigated the molecular epidemiology of MRSA isolates on Cuba.

    Authors: Joost Hopman, Gilda Toraño Peraza, Fidel Espinosa, Corné H Klaassen, Dayneris Menéndez Velázquez, Jacques F Meis and Andreas Voss

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2012 1:2

    Content type: Short report

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  21. Antimicrobial catheters have been utilized to reduce risk of catheter colonization and infection. We aimed to determine if there is a greater than expected risk of microorganism-specific colonization associate...

    Authors: Aleksey Novikov, Manuel Y Lam, Leonard A Mermel, Anna L Casey, Tom S Elliott and Peter Nightingale

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2012 1:40

    Content type: Research

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  22. The gut contains very large numbers of bacteria. Changes in the composition of the gut flora, due in particular to antibiotics, can happen silently, leading to the selection of highly resistant bacteria and Candi...

    Authors: Jean Carlet

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2012 1:39

    Content type: Commentary

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  23. Misconceptions about antibiotic use among community members potentially lead to inappropriate use of antibiotics in the community. This population-based study was aimed at examining common knowledge and belief...

    Authors: Aris Widayati, Sri Suryawati, Charlotte de Crespigny and Janet E Hiller

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2012 1:38

    Content type: Research

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  24. We describe an outbreak of Bullous Impetigo (BI), caused by a (methicillin susceptible, fusidic acid resistant) Staphylococcus aureus (SA) strain, spa- type t408, at the neonatal and gynaecology ward of the Jeroe...

    Authors: Maike Koningstein, Leon Groen, Kathelijn Geraats-Peters, Suzanne Lutgens, Ariene Rietveld, Petr Jira, Jan Kluytmans, Sabine C de Greeff, Mirjam Hermans and Peter M Schneeberger

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2012 1:37

    Content type: Research

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  25. Our prospective-audit-and-feedback antimicrobial stewardship (AS) program for hematology and oncology inpatients was switched from one led by dedicated clinicians to a rotating team of infectious diseases trai...

    Authors: Chay Leng Yeo, Jia En Wu, Gladys Wei-Teng Chung, Douglas Su-Gin Chan, Dale Fisher and Li Yang Hsu

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2012 1:36

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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  26. The antimicrobial effects of a coating of molybdenum trioxide (MoO3) has been recently described. The metalloacid material produces oxonium ions (H3O+), which creates an acidic pH that is an effective, non specif...

    Authors: Nathalie Tétault, Houssein Gbaguidi-Haore, Xavier Bertrand, Roland Quentin and Nathalie van der Mee-Marquet

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2012 1:35

    Content type: Research

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  27. Studies frequently use nasal swabs to determine Staphylococcus aureus carriage. Self-sampling would be extremely useful in an outhospital research situation, but has not been studied in a healthy population. We s...

    Authors: Brigitte AGL van Cleef, Miranda van Rijen, Marianne Ferket and Jan AJW Kluytmans

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2012 1:34

    Content type: Research

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  28. Knowledge of the burden of healthcare-associated infections (HAI) and antibiotic resistance is important for resource allocation in infection control. Although national surveillance networks do not routinely c...

    Authors: Mari Kanerva, Jukka Ollgren, Antti J Hakanen and Outi Lyytikäinen

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2012 1:33

    Content type: Research

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  29. The global increase in multidrug resistance of Acinetobacter spp. has created widespread problems in the treatment of patients in intensive care units (ICUs) of hospitals. To assess the sensitivity of Acinetobact...

    Authors: Mohammad Reza Shakibaie, Saied Adeli and Mohammad Hosain Salehi

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2012 1:1

    Content type: Research

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  30. Antimicrobial stewardship has been promoted as a key strategy for coping with the problems of antimicrobial resistance and Clostridium difficile. Despite the current call for stewardship in community hospitals, i...

    Authors: Donald F Storey, Perry G Pate, Autumn TT Nguyen and Fung Chang

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2012 1:32

    Content type: Research

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