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  1. Authors: S Touveneau, L Clack, C Ginet, A Stewardson, M Schindler, M Bourrier, D Pittet and H Sax
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2013 2(Suppl 1):P168

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

  2. 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

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

  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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