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  1. Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacterales (CPE) poses a significant challenge to infection control in healthcare settings. Active screening is recommended to prevent intra-hospital CPE transmission.

    Authors: Sun Hee Park, Yunmi Yi, Woosuck Suh, Seul Ki Ji, Eunhee Han and Soyoung Shin
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:62
  2. Extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae (ESBL-KP) and Escherichia coli (ESBL-EC) present a high burden in both communities and healthcare sectors, leading to difficult-to-treat inf...

    Authors: Charity Wiafe Akenten, Neyaz Ahmed Khan, Joyce Mbwana, Ralf Krumkamp, Dennis Fosu, Ellis Kobina Paintsil, Kennedy Gyau Boahen, James Osei-Mensa, Oumou Maiga-Ascofare, Jürgen May, Kwasi Obiri-Danso, Richard Odame Phillips, Linda Aurelia Ofori and Denise Dekker
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:60
  3. Kazakhstan is developing a National Roadmap to strengthen its Infection Prevention and Control (IPC), but until recently has lacked a country-wide facility-level assessment of IPC performance gaps.

    Authors: Anna Deryabina, Ainur Aiypkhanova, Almat Juvashev, Kuanysh Alimbetov, Kanat Tekebayev, Getachew Kassa and Andrea A. Howard
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:59
  4. Accumulating evidence shows a role of the hospital wastewater system in the spread of multidrug-resistant organisms, such as carbapenemase producing Enterobacterales (CPE). Several sequential outbreaks of CPE on ...

    Authors: Hannelore Hamerlinck, Annelies Aerssens, Jerina Boelens, Andrea Dehaene, Michael McMahon, Anne-Sophie Messiaen, Stien Vandendriessche, Anja Velghe, Isabel Leroux-Roels and Bruno Verhasselt
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:58
  5. Clinical laboratories provide diagnostic testing services to support the effective delivery of care in today’s complex healthcare systems. Processing clinical material and the use of chemicals or radiation pre...

    Authors: Haifa Aldhamy, Gregory Maniatopoulos, Victoria L. McCune, Ilaf Mansi, Majid Althaqafy and Mark S. Pearce
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:57
  6. “Train-the-Trainers in hand hygiene” (TTT) is a standardized training to train infection prevention and control (IPC) practitioners with the aim to promote hand hygiene in health care according to the World He...

    Authors: Hiroki Saito, Koh Okamoto, Carolina Fankhauser, Ermira Tartari and Didier Pittet
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:56
  7. Antiseptic bathing did not reduce central-line (CL) associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) rates in intensive care units (ICU) according to a recent cluster randomised controlled trial (cRCT). However, this...

    Authors: Luisa A. Denkel, Frank Schwab, Jörg Clausmeyer, Michael Behnke, Jennifer Golembus, Solvy Wolke, Petra Gastmeier and Christine Geffers
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:55
  8. Authors: Zhilian Huang, Evonne Tay, Win Sen Kuan, Ling Tiah, Yanyi Weng, Hann Yee Tan, Eillyne Seow, Li Lee Peng and Angela Chow
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:54

    The original article was published in Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:24

  9. The Asia Pacific Society of Infection Control launched the Infection Prevention and Control Guidelines in July 2022. This document describes the guidelines and recommendations for safe practices in dental sett...

    Authors: M. L. Ling, P. Ching, J. Cheng, L. Lang, S. Liberali, P. Poon, Y. Shin and C. Sim
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:53
  10. The Asia Pacific Society of Infection Control launched the APSIC guide for prevention of catheter associated urinary tract infections in July 2022. It aims to highlight practical recommendations in a concise f...

    Authors: Moi Lin Ling, P. Ching, A. Apisarnthanarak, N. Jaggi, G. Harrington and S. M. Fong
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:52
  11. Authors: Iwona Gregorczyk-Maga, Anna Pałka, Mateusz Fiema, Michal Kania, Anna Kujawska, Paweł Maga, Estera Jachowicz-Matczak, Dorota Romaniszyn, Agnieszka Chmielarczyk, Barbara Żółtowska and Jadwiga Wójkowska-Mach
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:51

    The original article was published in Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:17

  12. Infectious diseases are among the leading causes of death worldwide. This is concerning because of the increasing capacity of the pathogens to develop antibiotic resistance. Antibiotic overuse and misuse remai...

    Authors: Lina Maarouf, Mohamed Amin, Benjamin A. Evans and Alaa Abouelfetouh
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:50
  13. Surveillance of surgical site infections (SSI) relies on access to data from various sources. Insights into the practices of German hospitals conducting SSI surveillance and their information technology (IT) i...

    Authors: Seven Johannes Sam Aghdassi, Hengameh Goodarzi, Alexander Gropmann, Jörg Clausmeyer, Christine Geffers, Brar Piening, Petra Gastmeier and Michael Behnke
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:49
  14. The impact of an appropriate use of antibiotics on the prevention of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has been demonstrated. Surveys have shown, however, that medical students do not feel sufficiently trained to...

    Authors: Miriam Wiese-Posselt, Thiên-Trí Lâm, Christin Schröder, Sandra Schneider, Oliver Kurzai, Markus A. Feufel and Petra Gastmeier
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:48
  15. Urinary tract infections (UTIs) in children are very common. They are often associated with a high risk of sepsis and death. In recent years, antibiotic-resistant uropathogens ESKAPE (Enterococcus faeciumStaphy...

    Authors: Yann Mouanga-Ndzime, Richard Onanga, Neil-Michel Longo-Pendy, Michelle Bignoumba and Cyrille Bisseye
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:47
  16. Healthcare facilities have been challenged by the risk of SARS-CoV-2 transmission between healthcare workers (HCW) and patients. During the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, infections among HCW were observ...

    Authors: Cynthia P. Haanappel, Bas B. Oude Munnink, Reina S. Sikkema, Anne F. Voor in ’t holt, Herbert de Jager, Rieneke de Boever, Heidy H. H. T. Koene, Marjan Boter, Irina V. Chestakova, Anne van der Linden, Richard Molenkamp, Kara K. Osbak, Maris S. Arcilla, Margreet C. Vos, Marion P. G. Koopmans and Juliëtte A. Severin
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:46
  17. Physiotherapists and physiotherapy undergraduates have direct contact with patients which make them transmitters of infections if they do not follow standard precautions. Hence, the purpose of this study was t...

    Authors: Sahan Rubasinghe, Kokila Priyadarshani, Pramodha Wijesundara, Singappulige Ramyamala, Krishantha Lakmal, Anuradhi Bandara and Renuka Dasanayaka
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:45
  18. The French national authority for health (HAS) develops in-hospital indicators for improving quality of care, safety and patient outcome. Since 2017, it has developed a measurement of surgical site infections ...

    Authors: Leslie Grammatico-Guillon, Linda Banaei-Bouchareb, Agnès Solomiac, Katiuska Miliani, Pascal Astagneau and Laetitia May-Michelangeli
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:44
  19. We conducted a qualitative interview-based study to examine the perception of infection prevention and control (IPC) measures implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic among healthcare workers (HCWs) without pa...

    Authors: Selina Ehrenzeller, Richard Kuehl, Ana Durovic, Aurélien Emmanuel Martinez, Manuel Battegay, Matthias von Rotz, André Fringer and Sarah Tschudin-Sutter
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:43
  20. The use of disinfectants and alcohol-based hand rubs (ABHR) to prevent COVID-19 transmission increased in the first wave of the infection. To meet the increased demand, the Iranian Ministry of Health issued an...

    Authors: Ali Rafizadeh, Ali-Asghar Kolahi, Shahab Shariati, Nasim Zamani, Darren M Roberts and Hossein Hassanian-Moghaddam
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:42
  21. In May 2020, the French Ministry of Health funded the creation of regional antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) coordination centres (CRAtb) in preparation for the new national framework for the prevention of antim...

    Authors: Michèle Conlin, Anne-Gaëlle Leroy, Antoine Asquier-Khati, David Boutoille and Gabriel Birgand
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:41
  22. Rapid emergence of multidrug resistant Staphylococcus aureus has resulted to difficulty in treatment of infections caused by such strains. The aim of this meta-analysis study was to determine the pooled prevalenc...

    Authors: Christian Kelechi Ezeh, Chibuzor Nwadibe Eze, Marie Esther Uju Dibua and Stephen Chijioke Emencheta
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:40
  23. Hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) are a global public health problem and put patients at risk of complications, including death. HAIs increase treatment costs, but their financial impact on Serbia’s healthca...

    Authors: Aleksa Despotović, Nataša Milić, Anđa Cirković, Branko Milošević, Snežana Jovanović, Vesna Mioljević, Vesna Obradović, Gordana Kovačević and Goran Stevanović
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:39
  24. We sought to decipher transmission pathways in healthcare-associated infections with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) within our hospital by epidemiological work-up and complementar...

    Authors: Matthias von Rotz, Richard Kuehl, Ana Durovic, Sandra Zingg, Anett Apitz, Fanny Wegner, Helena M. B. Seth-Smith, Tim Roloff, Karoline Leuzinger, Hans H. Hirsch, Sabine Kuster, Manuel Battegay, Luigi Mariani, Stefan Schaeren, Stefano Bassetti, Florian Banderet-Uglioni…
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:38
  25. Fixed-dose combinations (FDC) are medicine formulations that combine two or more ingredients in fixed ratios in a single dose form. Although advantageous in tuberculosis and malaria (efficacy, adherence, prote...

    Authors: Klaske Vliegenthart-Jongbloed and Jan Jacobs
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:37
  26. Urinary tract infection (UTI) in children is a common bacterial infection. The emergence of extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBLs) poses a major challenge against the treatment of uropathogens. We aimed to ...

    Authors: Sarita Mohapatra, Dipannita Ghosh, Perumal Vivekanandan, Sneha Chunchanur, Shwetha Venugopal, Vibhor Tak, Rajashree Panigrahy, Susmita Chaudhuri, Swati Pundir, Tanya Sharma, Deepak Kocher, Harpreet Singh, Hitender Gautam, Seema Sood, Bimal Kumar Das, Arti Kapil…
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:36
  27. Antimicrobial resistance threatens the ability to successfully prevent and treat infections. While hospital benchmarks regarding antimicrobial use (AMU) have been well documented among adult populations, there...

    Authors: Wallis Rudnick, John Conly, Daniel J. G. Thirion, Kelly Choi, Linda Pelude, Joelle Cayen, John Bautista, Lizanne Beique, Jeannette L. Comeau, Bruce Dalton, Johan Delport, Rita Dhami, Joanne Embree, Yannick Émond, Gerald Evans, Charles Frenette…
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:35
  28. Though 15% of hospitalized patients have a documented penicillin (PCN) allergy, fewer than 1% have an IgE-mediated reaction that necessitates avoidance of β-lactam antibiotics.

    Authors: Bryana Banashefski, Philip Henson, Navindra David, Hui Ting Kok, Frans J. Beerkens, Margaret Shyu, Anne S. Linker, Surafel Tsega, Andrew Dunn and Risa Fuller
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:34
  29. Hospitals with their high antimicrobial selection pressure represent the presumably most important reservoir of multidrug-resistant human pathogens. Antibiotics administered in the course of treatment are excr...

    Authors: Claudio Neidhöfer, Esther Sib, Marcel Neuenhoff, Oliver Schwengers, Tobias Dummin, Christian Buechler, Niklas Klein, Julian Balks, Katharina Axtmann, Katjana Schwab, Tobias A. W. Holderried, Georg Feldmann, Peter Brossart, Steffen Engelhart, Nico T. Mutters, Gabriele Bierbaum…
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:33
  30. Papua New Guinea (PNG) is one of the 14 countries categorised as having a triple burden of tuberculosis (TB), multidrug-resistant TB (MDR TB), and TB-human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) co-infections. TB infect...

    Authors: Gigil Marme, Jerzy Kuzma, Peta-Anne Zimmerman, Neil Harris and Shannon Rutherford
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:31
  31. Indiscriminate use of antimicrobials for the prevention and treatment of bacterial infection in animals is a common practice in Nigeria as in other developing countries. These antimicrobials are purchased over...

    Authors: Mwapu Dika Ndahi, Rene Hendriksen, Birgitte Helwigh, Roderick M. Card, Idowu Oluwabunmi Fagbamila, Oluwadamilola Olawumi Abiodun-Adewusi, Eme Ekeng, Victoria Adetunji, Ini Adebiyi and Jens Kirk Andersen
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:30
  32. Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacterales are among the most serious antimicrobial resistance (AMR) threats. Emerging resistance to polymyxins raises the specter of untreatable infections. These resistant organism...

    Authors: Danielle M. Venne, David M. Hartley, Marissa D. Malchione, Michala Koch, Anjali Y. Britto and Jesse L. Goodman
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:29

    The Correction to this article has been published in Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2024 13:51

  33. Carbapenem-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa (CRPA) are a serious cause of healthcare-associated infections. Part of the infection prevention and control measures are outbreak investigations (OI) of patients, heal...

    Authors: Andrea C. Büchler, Selvi N. Shahab, Juliëtte A. Severin, Margreet C. Vos and Anne F. Voor in ’t holt
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:28
  34. The COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly challenged societies and healthcare systems in particular. To prevent the spread of SARS-CoV-2, infection prevention and control (IPC) strategies had to be developed on the...

    Authors: Astrid Füszl, Julia Ebner, Miriam Van den Nest, Lukas Bouvier-Azula, Magda Diab-El Schahawi and Elisabeth Presterl
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:27
  35. Beta-lactamase production remains the most contributing factor to beta-lactam resistance. Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamase-Producing Enterobacterales (ESBL-PE) are associated with risk factors both in hospital...

    Authors: Jules Bizimana, Jerome Ndayisenga, Henry Kajumbura, Phillip Mulepo and Najjuka Florence Christine
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:26
  36. Secondary bacterial pneumonia is an important complication of seasonal influenza, but little data is available about impact on death and risk factors. This study identified risk factors for all-cause in-hospit...

    Authors: Guangzhao Yi, Marlieke E. A. de Kraker, Niccolò Buetti, Xiaoni Zhong, Jinyan Li, Zhe Yuan, Weimin Zhu, Jia Zhou and Hongyu Zhou
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:25
  37. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the epidemiology of upper respiratory tract infections (URTI) and the disease profile of patients attending the emergency department (ED). Hence, we sought to explore the chan...

    Authors: Zhilian Huang, Evonne Tay, Win Sen Kuan, Ling Tiah, Yanyi Weng, Hann Yee Tan, Eillyne Seow, Li Lee Peng and Angela Chow
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:24

    The Correction to this article has been published in Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:54

  38. Authors: Manon D. van Dijk, Anne F. Voor in ’t holt, Emine Alp, Markus Hell, Nicola Petrosillo, Elisabeth Presterl, Athanasios Tsakris, Juliëtte A. Severin and Margreet C. Vos
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:23

    The original article was published in Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:152

  39. Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are often caused by multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacteria contaminating hospital environments which can cause outbreaks as well as sporadic transmission.

    Authors: Erick Odoyo, Daniel Matano, Fredrick Tiria, Martin Georges, Cecilia Kyanya, Samuel Wahome, Winnie Mutai and Lillian Musila
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:22
  40. Risk factors for nosocomial COVID-19 outbreaks continue to evolve. The aim of this study was to investigate a multi-ward nosocomial outbreak of COVID-19 between 1st September and 15th November 2020, occurring ...

    Authors: Jenine Leal, Heidi M. O’Grady, Logan Armstrong, Devika Dixit, Zoha Khawaja, Kate Snedeker, Jennifer Ellison, Joyce Erebor, Peter Jamieson, Amanda Weiss, Daniel Salcedo, Kimberley Roberts, Karen Wiens, Matthew A. Croxen, Byron M. Berenger, Kanti Pabbaraju…
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:21
  41. Dentist play an important role in misuse of antibiotics. Identification of the dental activities linked to the misuse of antibiotics is important for improving dentists’ prescribing quality. The aim of the stu...

    Authors: Almudena Rodríguez-Fernández, Olalla Vázquez-Cancela, María Piñeiro-Lamas, María Teresa Herdeiro, Adolfo Figueiras and Maruxa Zapata-Cachafeiro
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:20
  42. This study aimed to identify barriers to the proper use of antibiotics by healthcare professionals and to help the hospital Antimicrobial Stewardship develop suitable actions for the staff.

    Authors: Caroline Briquet, Youssra Khaouch and Jean Cyr Yombi
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:19
  43. In neonatal intensive care units (NICUs), neonates requiring medical care after birth, including very vulnerable preterm infants, are housed in incubators. Previous studies have reported that the standard chem...

    Authors: Marion Reboux, Marie Chavignon, Anne Tristan, Franck Plaisant, Frédéric Laurent and Marine Butin
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:18
  44. Up to 48% of ventilated coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients develop ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) during hospitalization in an ICU. Dysbiotic oral microbiota can colonize the lower respiratory...

    Authors: Iwona Gregorczyk-Maga, Anna Pałka, Mateusz Fiema, Michal Kania, Anna Kujawska, Paweł Maga, Estera Jachowicz-Matczak, Dorota Romaniszyn, Agnieszka Chmielarczyk, Barbara Żółtowska and Jadwiga Wójkowska-Mach
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:17

    The Correction to this article has been published in Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:51

  45. In intensive care unit (ICU) settings, the transmission risk of carbapenem-resistant, gram-negative bacteria (CRGNB) is high. There is a paucity of data regarding the effectiveness of interventions, including ...

    Authors: Jiwon Jung, Joung Ha Park, Hyejin Yang, Young-Ju Lim, Eun Ok Kim, Chae-Man Lim, Mi-Na Kim, Min-Woo Jo, Sung-Cheol Yun and Sung-Han Kim
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:16
  46. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is widely acknowledged as a global health problem, yet its extent is not well evaluated, especially in low-middle income countries. It is challenging to promote policies without ...

    Authors: Avis A. Nowbuth, Akwi W. Asombang, Nkengeh N. Tazinkeng, Opeoluwa Y. Makinde and Lincoln R. Sheets
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:15
  47. Neonatal sepsis, a major cause of death amongst infants in sub-Saharan Africa, is often gut derived. Gut colonisation by Enterobacteriaceae producing extended spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) or carbapenemase enzym...

    Authors: Thomas Edwards, Christopher T. Williams, Macrine Olwala, Pauline Andang’o, Walter Otieno, Grace N. Nalwa, Abimbola Akindolire, Ana I. Cubas-Atienzar, Toby Ross, Olukemi O. Tongo, Emily R. Adams, Helen Nabwera and Stephen Allen
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:14
  48. Authors: Tjallie van der Kooi, Hugo Sax, Hajo Grundmann, Didier Pittet, Sabine de Greeff, Jaap van Dissel, Lauren Clack, Albert W. Wu, Judith Davitt, Sofia Kostourou, Alison Maguinness, Anna Michalik, Viorica Nedelcu, Márta Patyi, Janja Perme Hajdinjak, Milena Prosen…
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:13

    The original article was published in Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:123

  49. Recent studies put under scrutiny the prevailing hand hygiene guidelines, which incorporate quantitative parameters regarding handrub volume and hand size. Understanding the criticality of complete (i.e., effi...

    Authors: Constantinos Voniatis, Száva Bánsághi, Dániel Sándor Veres, Péter Szerémy, Angela Jedlovszky-Hajdu, Attila Szijártó and Tamás Haidegger
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:12