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  1. The core components (CCs) of infection prevention and control (IPC) from World Health Organization (WHO) are crucial for the safety and quality of health care. Our objective was to examine the level of impleme...

    Authors: Emel Azak, Ahmet Sertcelik, Gulden Ersoz, Guven Celebi, Fatma Eser, Ayse Batirel, Yasemin Cag, Zeynep Ture, Derya Ozturk Engin, Meltem Arzu Yetkin, Sedat Kaygusuz, Aslıhan Candevir, Ermira Tartari, Jordi Rello and Emine Alp
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:11
  2. Over-the-counter antibiotic access is common in low-and-middle-income countries and this may accelerate antimicrobial resistance. Our study explores critical aspects of the drug seller–client interaction and a...

    Authors: Emmanuel Olamijuwon, Eveline Konje, Catherine Kansiime, Mike Kesby, Katherine Keenan, Stella Neema, Benon Asiimwe, Stephen E. Mshana, Martha F. Mushi, Olga Loza, Benjamin Sunday, Alison Sandeman, Derek J. Sloan, Fernando Benitez-Paez, Joseph R. Mwanga, Wilber Sabiiti…
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:10
  3. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a global health security threat and is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. One of the key drivers of AMR is the inappropriate use of antibiotics. A key componen...

    Authors: Reuben Kiggundu, Edgar Lusaya, Jeremiah Seni, J. P. Waswa, Francis Kakooza, Dinah Tjipura, Kate Kikule, Cecilia Muiva, Mohan P. Joshi, Andy Stergachis, Freddy Eric Kitutu and Niranjan Konduri
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:9
  4. Patients with cancer are at risk of multidrug-resistant bacteria colonization, but association of colonization with in-hospital mortality and one-year survival has not been established in critically ill patien...

    Authors: Antonio Paulo Nassar Junior, Giulia Medola Del Missier, Ana Paula Agnolon Praça, Ivan Leonardo Avelino França e Silva and Pedro Caruso
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:8
  5. Healthcare environmental hygiene (HEH) has become recognized as being increasingly important for patient safety and the prevention of healthcare-associated infections. At the 2022 Healthcare Cleaning Forum at ...

    Authors: Alexandra Peters, Pierre Parneix, Martin Kiernan, Juliëtte A. Severin, Tracey Gauci and Didier Pittet
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:7
  6. Infection prevention and control (IPC) in hospitals is key to safe patient care. There is currently no data regarding the implementation of IPC in hospitals in Indonesia. The aim of this study was to assess th...

    Authors: Indri Rooslamiati Supriadi, Cynthia P. Haanappel, Leli Saptawati, Nani H. Widodo, Gortap Sitohang, Yuslely Usman, Ida Bagus Anom, Ratih Dian Saraswati, Michal Heger, Pieter A. Doevendans, Hindra Irawan Satari, Anne F. Voor in ‘t holt and Juliëtte A. Severin
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:6
  7. Despite their spread in daily practice, few data is available on clinical factors associated with peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC)-related bloodstream infections (PR-BSI). We aimed to assess the P...

    Authors: Koko Barrigah-Benissan, Jerome Ory, Claire Simon, Paul Loubet, Aurelie Martin, Jean-Paul Beregi, Jean-Philippe Lavigne, Albert Sotto and Romaric Larcher
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:5
  8. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a difficult to treat infection, particularly in residents of elderly care centers (ECCs). Despite the substantial burden of MRSA, an inadequate number of stud...

    Authors: Amir Hossein Hasanpour, Mahdi Sepidarkish, Abolfazl Mollalo, Ali Ardekani, Mustafa Almukhtar, Amal Mechaal, Seyed Reza Hosseini, Masoumeh Bayani, Mostafa Javanian and Ali Rostami
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:4
  9. Antibiotic resistance is a global concern threatening achievements in health care since the discovery of antibiotics. In Kenya, this topic remains understudied in a context of rising demand for livestock produ...

    Authors: Jeniffer Waiyego Kariuki, Jan Jacobs, Marie Paule Ngogang and Olivia Howland
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:3
  10. During the COVID-19 pandemic hospitals reorganized their resources and delivery of care, which may have affected the number of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). We aimed to quantify changes in trends in...

    Authors: Janneke D. M. Verberk, Tjallie I. I. van der Kooi, Nynke A. Kampstra, Naomi Reimes, Stephanie M. van Rooden, Titia E. M. Hopmans, Suzanne E. Geerlings and Sabine C. de Greeff
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:2
  11. Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a major burden for hospitals globally. However, in the Netherlands, the MRSA prevalence is relatively low due to the ‘search and destroy’ policy. Routine mult...

    Authors: Karlijn M. G. Houkes, Joep J. J. M. Stohr, Karin B. Gast, Karen Couderé, Veronica Weterings, Anne Mutsaers - van Oudheusden, Anton G. M. Buiting and Jaco J. Verweij
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:1
  12. We previously reported an increase in meropenem prescriptions for Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections in our hospital after the implementation of the 10th version of the EUCAST breakpoints table for P. aeruginosa i...

    Authors: Aline Munting, José Damas, Benjamin Viala, Guy Prod’hom, Benoit Guery and Laurence Senn
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:165
  13. The overuse of antibiotics in primary healthcare settings (PHSs) has caused a serious public health problem in China. The outbreak of the Coronavirus Disease-19 (COVID-19) pandemic brought about dramatic chang...

    Authors: Ting Wang, Liyan Shen, Jia Yin, Liansheng Zhou and Qiang Sun
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:164
  14. The emergence of carbapenemase-producing bacteria (CPB) has become a major public health concern. Long-term care facilities (LTCF) are potential reservoirs for multidrug-resistant micro-organisms (MDRO). Howev...

    Authors: Manuel Callejón Fernández, Ana Madueño Alonso, Rossana Abreu Rodríguez, Armando Aguirre-Jaime, María Beatriz Castro Hernández, María José Ramos-Real, Yanet Pedroso-Fernández and María Lecuona Fernández
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:163
  15. Authors: Adriënne S. van der Schoor, Juliëtte A. Severin, Anna S. van der Weg, Nikolaos Strepis, Corné H. W. Klaassen, Johannes P. C. van den Akker, Marco J. Bruno, Johanna M. Hendriks, Margreet C. Vos and Anne F. Voor in ’t holt
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:162

    The original article was published in Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:76

  16. The prevalence of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae bloodstream infection (CRKP-BSI) is increasing worldwide. CRKP-BSI is associated with high rates of morbidity and mortality due to limited antibiotic c...

    Authors: Jie Chen, Hua Ma, Xiaoming Huang, Yanhui Cui, Wenzhong Peng, Fei Zhu, Shiyang Ma, Minjun Rao, Peipei Zhang, Hang Yang, Longxiang Su, Ruichao Niu and Pinhua Pan
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:161
  17. In neutropenic patients, bloodstream infections (BSI) significantly contribute to morbidity and mortality. Appropriate empirical antibiotic therapy (EAT) of BSI is essential, at the same time overconsumption o...

    Authors: Jara R. de la Court, Jarom Heijmans, Jennifer Huynh, Elske Sieswerda, Nick A. de Jonge, Karin van Dijk, Kim C. E. Sigaloff and Rogier P. Schade
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:160
  18. The antimicrobial resistance (AMR) crisis is a major global threat and one of its biggest drivers is the overuse of antibiotics in humans. Dentists are responsible for 5–10% antibiotic prescriptions worldwide ...

    Authors: Aya Bajalan, Tiina Bui, Gabriela Salvadori, Dalton Marques, Alison Schumacher, Cassiano Kuchenbecker Rösing, Ulf Reidar Dahle, Fernanda Cristina Petersen, Antônio Pedro Ricomini-Filho, Belinda Farias Nicolau and Roger Junges
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:158
  19. Antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) and infection prevention control (IPC) programs are proposed to address antimicrobial resistance. Nigeria’s 5-years action plan for these programs is expiring by 2022. The objec...

    Authors: Isabel Naomi Aika and Ehijie Enato
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:157
  20. Antimicrobial resistance is an emerging concern globally in recent years. Management of common infectious diseases like urinary tract infection (UTI) has become challenging. In this context, the purpose of thi...

    Authors: Md. Mahabubul Islam Majumder, Ashrafur Rahaman Mahadi, Tareq Ahmed, Mostaque Ahmed, Mohammad Nazim Uddin and Md. Zahirul Alam
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:156
  21. Wastewater-based surveillance enabled the first detection of the mobile colistin resistance gene mcr-10 in Italy. This plasmid-borne resistance gene was found in strains of Klebsiella quasipneumoniae isolated fro...

    Authors: Nicoletta Formenti, Flavia Guarneri, Cristina Bertasio, Giovanni Parisio, Claudia Romeo, Federico Scali, Laura Birbes, Maria Beatrice Boniotti, Giuseppe Diegoli, Loredana Candela, Gianluca Antonio Romeo, Paolo Pasquali and Giovanni Loris Alborali
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:155
  22. Authors: Cheng Zheng, Shufang Zhang, Qingqing Chen, Li Zhong, Tiancha Huang, Xijiang Zhang, Kai Zhang, Hongwei Zhou, Jiachang Cai, Linlin Du, Changming Wang, Wei Cui and Gensheng Zhang
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:154

    The original article was published in Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:76

  23. Antimicrobial resistance issues, and the consequent demand for antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) programs, need to be investigated urgently and clearly. Considering the large amount of time nurses spend at patie...

    Authors: Matteo Danielis, Domenico Regano, Anna Castaldo, Maria Mongardi and Tania Buttiron Webber
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:153
  24. There are differences in infection prevention and control (IPC) policies to prevent transmission of highly resistant microorganisms (HRMO). The aim of this study is to give an overview of the IPC policy of six...

    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 2022 11:152

    The Correction to this article has been published in Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2023 12:23

  25. To evaluate the effectiveness of enhanced check to the duration of the central venous catheters associated bloodstream infections (CABSIs), and the impact on infection rates.

    Authors: Yu Lv, Xiaobo Huang, Qian Xiang, Qin Yang, Jin Chen, Minhong Cai, Pingping Wang, Ping Jia, Hui Wang, Caixia Xie, Luting Li, Dingding Zhang, Daoqiong Wei and Jiayu Wu
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:151
  26. Cesarean section (CS) is the most frequently performed surgery in the United States. Compared to vaginal delivery, CS has a higher risk of maternal and neonatal mortality, morbidities, and complications, among...

    Authors: Fatemeh Tara, Sina Danesteh, Maral Rezaee, Kiarash Roustai Geraylow, AmirAli Moodi Ghalibaf and Somayeh Moeindarbari
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:150
  27. Terminal cleaning and disinfection of hospital patient rooms must be performed after discharge of a patient with a multidrug resistant micro-organism to eliminate pathogens from the environment. Terminal disin...

    Authors: Caroline M. van der Starre, Suzan A. J. Cremers-Pijpers, Carsten van Rossum, Edmée C. Bowles and Alma Tostmann
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:149
  28. Several neonatal intensive care units (NICU) have reported exposure to sputum smear positive tuberculosis (TB). NICE guidelines give support regarding investigation and treatment intervention, but not for cont...

    Authors: Roxana Pop, Marisa B. Kaelin, Stefan P. Kuster, Hugo Sax, Silvana K. Rampini, Reinhard Zbinden, Christa Relly, Bea Zacek, Dirk Bassler, Jehudith R. Fontijn and Christoph Berger
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:148
  29. One barrier to hand hygiene compliance is overestimation of one’s own performance. Overconfidence research shows that overestimation tends to be higher for difficult tasks, which suggests that the magnitude of...

    Authors: Jonas Lamping, Ivonne Tomsic, Maike Stolz, Christian Krauth, Iris F. Chaberny and Thomas von Lengerke
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:147
  30. Historically, multi-drug resistant organisms have been associated with the ICU setting. The present study sought to define the frequency of isolation from ICU versus non-ICU, phenotypic and genotypic profiles ...

    Authors: Christian M. Gill and David P. Nicolau
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:146
  31. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is an important global health concern, projected to contribute to significant mortality, particularly in developing countries. This study aimed to determine the knowledge, percep...

    Authors: Andrew Marvin Kanyike, Ronald Olum, Jonathan Kajjimu, Shebah Owembabazi, Daniel Ojilong, Dianah Rhoda Nassozi, Joan Fidelia Amongin, Linda Atulinda, Kenneth Agaba, Drake Agira, Nicholas Kisaakye Wamala, Richard Buule, Germinah Nabukeera, Robert Kyomuhendo, Rehema Luwano, Whitney Owobusingye…
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:145
  32. The incidence of Escherichia coli bloodstream infections (BSI) is high and increasing. We aimed to describe the effect of season and temperature on the incidence of E. coli BSI and antibiotic-resistant E. coli BS...

    Authors: Sarah F. Feldman, Elizabeth Temkin, Liat Wulffhart, Amir Nutman, Vered Schechner, Pnina Shitrit, Racheli Shvartz, Mitchell J. Schwaber and Yehuda Carmeli
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:144
  33. We evaluated the success rate of MRSA decolonization directly after treatment and after one year in patients who were treated at the outpatient MRSA clinic of a large university medical centre to identify pote...

    Authors: Wing-Kee Yiek, Mirjam Tromp, Riet Strik-Albers, Koen van Aerde, Nannet van der Geest-Blankert, Heiman F. L. Wertheim, Corianne Meijer, Alma Tostmann and Chantal P. Bleeker-Rovers
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:143
  34. Post-exposure treatment for dog bites in humans aims at alleviating the risk of rabies and promoting wound healing. Wound healing may be complicated by bacteria. This study identified the different bacteria an...

    Authors: Stevens Kisaka, Fredrick E. Makumbi, Samuel Majalija, Moses Muwanga and S. M. Thumbi
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:142
  35. The role of obesity in catheter-related bloodstream infection has been reported in several studies, but it is still controversial. We conducted this meta-analysis to summarize existing evidence to assess the r...

    Authors: Yong Wang, Qian Xiang, Jiayu Wu, Na Xiao and Jing Chen
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:141
  36. The first detection of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in Germany was reported in early February 2020. In addition, extensive control measures on the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVI...

    Authors: Laura Dapper, Aline Dick, Claudia Nonnenmacher-Winter and Frank Günther
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:140
  37. Reports are available on cross-resistance between antibiotics and biocides. We evaluated the effect of povidone-iodine (PVP-I) and propanol-based mecetronium ethyl sulphate (PBM) on resistance development, ant...

    Authors: Nada A. Barakat, Salwa A. Rasmy, Alaa El-Dien M. S. Hosny and Mona T. Kashef
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:139
  38. Cardiac implantable electronic device (CIED) surgical site infections (SSIs) have been outpacing the increases in implantation of these devices. While traditional surveillance of these SSIs by infection preven...

    Authors: Elissa Rennert-May, Jenine Leal, Matthew K. MacDonald, Kristine Cannon, Stephanie Smith, Derek Exner, Oscar E. Larios, Kathryn Bush and Derek Chew
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:138
  39. Peripherally inserted central venous catheters (PICCs) serve as an alternative to short-term central venous catheters (CVCs) for providing intravenous access in hospitalized patients. Although a number of stud...

    Authors: Vassiliki Pitiriga, John Bakalis, Kalliopi Theodoridou, Petros Kanellopoulos, George Saroglou and Athanasios Tsakris
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:137
  40. Although a general consensus that vaccines could be a complementary strategy against antimicrobial resistance (AMR), there is still the need for studies investigating the relationship between childhood vaccina...

    Authors: Andrea Maugeri, Martina Barchitta and Antonella Agodi
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:136
  41. Infection prevention and control (IPC) measures in Japan are facilitated by a financial incentive process at the national level, where facilities are categorized into three groups (Tier 1, Tier 2, or no financ...

    Authors: Hidetoshi Nomoto, Hiroki Saito, Masahiro Ishikane, Yoshiaki Gu, Norio Ohmagari, Didier Pittet, Hiroyuki Kunishima, Benedetta Allegranzi and Masaki Yoshida
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:135
  42. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in bacterial pathogens is a worldwide concern that demands immediate attention. Most information on AMR originates from high-income countries and little is known about the burden...

    Authors: Emelda E. Chukwu, Oluwatoyin B. Awoderu, Christian A. Enwuru, Ebelechukwu E. Afocha, Rahman G. Lawal, Rahaman A. Ahmed, Ishola Olanrewaju, Chika K. Onwuamah, Rosemary A. Audu and Folasade T. Ogunsola
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:134
  43. Although uncomplicated urinary tract infections (uUTIs; occurring in female patients without urological abnormalities or history of urological procedures or complicating comorbidities) are one of the most comm...

    Authors: Jason Shafrin, Alen Marijam, Ashish V. Joshi, Fanny S. Mitrani-Gold, Katie Everson, Rifat Tuly, Peter Rosenquist, Michael Gillam and Maria Elena Ruiz
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:133
  44. The adapted 6-step without interlock (A6Sw/oI) hand rub technique, commonly practiced in Japan, adds the “wrist” but omits the “interlock” step compared to the WHO 6-step technique (WHO6S). The first objective...

    Authors: Yumi Suzuki, Motoko Morino, Ichizo Morita and Sumie Ohiro
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:132

    The Correction to this article has been published in Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:159

  45. The spread of SARS-CoV-2, multidrug-resistant organisms and other healthcare-associated pathogens represents supra-regional challenges for infection prevention and control (IPC) specialists in every European c...

    Authors: Vanessa M. Eichel, Christina Brühwasser, Enrique Castro-Sánchez, Gabriel Birgand, Erik Bathoorn, Florian Salm and Nico T. Mutters
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:131
  46. Antimicrobial resistance is a serious threat to the global achievements in child health thus far. Previous studies have found high use of antibiotics in children in Northern Tanzania, but the experiences of th...

    Authors: Matilda Emgård, Rose Mwangi, Celina Mayo, Ester Mshana, Gertrud Nkini, Rune Andersson, Margret Lepp, Susann Skovbjerg and Florida Muro
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:130
  47. Hand hygiene is universally recognized as a cornerstone measure for the prevention of healthcare-associated infections. Although the WHO “My five Moments for hand hygiene” poster has been used for more than a ...

    Authors: Nasim Lotfinejad, Ermira Tartari, Julien Sauser, Carolina Fankhauser-Rodriguez, Daniela Pires and Didier Pittet
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2022 11:127