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  1. The costs attributable to antimicrobial resistance (AMR) remain theoretical and largely unspecified. Current figures fail to capture the full health and economic burden caused by AMR across human, animal, and ...

    Authors: Chantal M. Morel, Richard A. Alm, Christine Årdal, Alessandra Bandera, Giacomo M. Bruno, Elena Carrara, Giorgio L. Colombo, Marlieke E. A. de Kraker, Sabiha Essack, Isabel Frost, Bruno Gonzalez-Zorn, Herman Goossens, Luca Guardabassi, Stephan Harbarth, Peter S. Jørgensen, Souha S. Kanj…

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:187

    Content type: Research

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  2. Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) are largely preventable when evidence-based guidelines are followed. However, it is not clear how well these guidelines are followed in intensive care un...

    Authors: Xiuwen Chi, Juan Guo, Xiaofeng Niu, Ru He, Lijuan Wu and Hong Xu

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:186

    Content type: Review

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  3. Prehospital professionals such as emergency physicians or paramedics must be able to choose and adequately don and doff personal protective equipment (PPE) in order to avoid COVID-19 infection. Our aim was to ...

    Authors: Laurent Suppan, Loric Stuby, Birgit Gartner, Robert Larribau, Anne Iten, Mohamed Abbas, Stephan Harbarth and Mélanie Suppan

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:185

    Content type: Research

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  4. Ethiopia has set a goal to eliminate malaria by 2030; Artemether–lumefantrine (AL) is put as one of the cornerstone strategies for uncomplicated plasmodium falciparum malaria treatment. However, only focusing on ...

    Authors: Mekonnen Gebremichael Gebrekidan, Gebretsadik Berhe Gebremedhin, Yosef Sibhatu Gebregiorgis, Alefech Addisu Gezehegn and Kissanet Tesfay Weldearegay

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:184

    Content type: Research

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  5. Studies have repeatedly highlighted the need for homogenisation of training content and opportunities in infection prevention and control (IPC) across European countries.

    Authors: Constantinos Tsioutis, Gabriel Birgand, Erik Bathoorn, Aleksander Deptula, Lenny ten Horn, Enrique Castro-Sánchez, Oana Săndulescu, Andreas F. Widmer, Athanasios Tsakris, Giulio Pieve, Evelina Tacconelli and Nico T. Mutters

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:183

    Content type: Review

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  6. Carbapenem resistant Acinetobacter species have caused great difficulties in clinical therapy in the worldwide. Here we describe an Acinetobacter johnsonii M19 with a novel blaOXA-23 containing transposon Tn6681 ...

    Authors: Gongli Zong, Chuanqing Zhong, Jiafang Fu, Yu Zhang, Peipei Zhang, Wenchi Zhang, Yan Xu, Guangxiang Cao and Rongzhen Zhang

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:182

    Content type: Research

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  7. The use of antimicrobials in animals for growth promotion and infection prevention significantly contributes to the development of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), a growing public health threat. While the Worl...

    Authors: Sunil Pokharel, Priyanka Shrestha and Bipin Adhikari

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:181

    Content type: Commentary

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  8. Transplant recipients are at high risk for infections. However, donor-recipient transmission of multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) remains mostly unaddressed in the protocols of pre-transplant infection and...

    Authors: Carlos L. Correa-Martínez, Felix Becker, Vera Schwierzeck, Alexander Mellmann, Jens G. Brockmann and Stefanie Kampmeier

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:180

    Content type: Case report

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  9. COVID-19 is continuing to ravage the globe. In many Western Countries, the populous has not embraced public health advice which has resulted in a resurgence of the COVID-19 virus. In the United States, there i...

    Authors: Kevin T. Kavanagh, Judith Pare and Christine Pontus

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:179

    Content type: Meeting Report

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  10. Staphylococcus epidermidis is the most common pathogen in postoperative endophthalmitis and causes various infectious eye diseases. However, there is very little information on fluoroquinolone antibiotic resistan...

    Authors: Jung Youb Kang, Woonhyoung Lee, Gwang Myeong Noh, Bo Hyun Jeong, Indal Park and Sang Joon Lee

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:177

    Content type: Research

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  11. Pre-wetted disinfectant wipes are increasingly being used in healthcare facilities to help address the risk of healthcare associated infections (HAIs). However, HAIs are still a major problem in the US with Clost...

    Authors: Carine A. Nkemngong, Gurpreet K. Chaggar, Xiaobao Li, Peter J. Teska and Haley F. Oliver

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:176

    Content type: Research

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  12. Local data from the Asella Teaching and Referral Hospital in the town of Asella, Ethiopia reveal a high prevalence of extended-spectrum β-lactamase- (ESBL) producing Gram-negative bacteria (GNB) in clinical is...

    Authors: Tafese Beyene Tufa, Andre Fuchs, Tobias Wienemann, Yannik Eggers, Sileshi Abdissa, Marlen Schneider, Björn-Erik Ole Jensen, Johannes G. Bode, Klaus Pfeffer, Dieter Häussinger, Colin R. Mackenzie, Hans Martin Orth and Torsten Feldt

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:175

    Content type: Research

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  13. Group B Streptococcus (GBS) remains a significant cause of neonatal infection, but the maternal risk factors for GBS colonization remain poorly defined. We hypothesized that there may be an association between an...

    Authors: Gerald A. Capraro, Sajel Lala, Khaldia Khaled, Elizabeth Gosciniak, Brianna Saadat, Sarah M. Alvarez, Seema Kumar, Tara Calhoun, Edward Landry, Gloria Caldito, Joseph A. Bocchini Jr. and John A. Vanchiere

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:174

    Content type: Research

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  14. Inappropriate antibiotic utilization is associated with the emergence of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and a decline in antibiotic susceptibility in many pathogenic organisms isolated in intensive care units....

    Authors: Yasser M. Kazzaz, Haneen AlTurki, Lama Aleisa, Bashaer Alahmadi, Nora Alfattoh and Nadia Alattas

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:173

    Content type: Research

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  15. Studies have detected that prescribers display gaps in knowledge and inappropriate attitudes regarding antibiotics and resistances, but it is not known whether these are generated during professional practice ...

    Authors: Natalia Nogueira-Uzal, Maruxa Zapata-Cachafeiro, Olalla Vázquez-Cancela, Ana López-Durán, Maria T. Herdeiro and Adolfo Figueiras

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:172

    Content type: Review

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  16. Appropriate antibiotic prescribing is key to combating antimicrobial resistance. Upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs) are common reasons for emergency department (ED) visits and antibiotic use. Different...

    Authors: Joshua Guoxian Wong, Aung-Hein Aung, Weixiang Lian, David Chien Lye, Chee-Kheong Ooi and Angela Chow

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:171

    Content type: Research

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  17. The distribution of β-lactam resistance genes in P. aeruginosa is often closely related to the distribution of certain high-risk international clones. We used whole-genome sequencing (WGS) to identify the predomi...

    Authors: Mazen A. Sid Ahmed, Faisal Ahmad Khan, Ali A. Sultan, Bo Söderquist, Emad Bashir Ibrahim, Jana Jass and Ali S. Omrani

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:170

    Content type: Short report

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  18. The environmental role of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) acquisition and infection in human disease has been described but not thoroughly investigated. We aimed to assess the occurrence of CP...

    Authors: Regev Cohen, Svetlana Paikin, Assaf Rokney, Maxim Rubin-Blum and Peleg Astrahan

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:169

    Content type: Research

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  19. The aim of this study was to detect CMY-type beta-lactamases in E. coli isolates obtained from paediatric patients.

    Authors: Jocelin Merida-Vieyra, Agustín De Colsa-Ranero, Yair Calderón-Castañeda and Alejandra Aquino-Andrade

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:168

    Content type: Research

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  20. We performed an environmental sampling study to investigate the environmental contamination of SARS-CoV-2 by COVID-19 patients with prolonged PCR positive status of clinical samples.

    Authors: Li Wei, Wenzhi Huang, Xiaojun Lu, Yantong Wang, Linzhi Cheng, Rong Deng, Haiyan Long and Zhiyong Zong

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:167

    Content type: Short report

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  21. This study reports the global trends of antimicrobial susceptibility to ceftaroline and ceftazidime–avibactam using data from the Antimicrobial Testing Leadership and Surveillance (ATLAS) program between 2012 ...

    Authors: Hui Zhang, Yingchun Xu, Peiyao Jia, Ying Zhu, Ge Zhang, Jingjia Zhang, Simeng Duan, Wei Kang, Tong Wang, Ran Jing, Jingwei Cheng, Yali Liu and Qiwen Yang

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:166

    Content type: Research

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  22. Surgical antibiotic prophylaxis (SAP) represents a major indication of antibiotic consumption worldwide. The present study aims to report the results of an enabling, long-term AMS intervention conducted betwee...

    Authors: Francesco Vladimiro Segala, Rita Murri, Eleonora Taddei, Francesca Giovannenze, Pierluigi Del Vecchio, Emanuela Birocchi, Francesco Taccari, Roberto Cauda and Massimo Fantoni

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:164

    Content type: Research

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  23. Strong evidence is lacking to support effectiveness of currently implemented tuberculosis infection prevention control (TB-IPC) measures for preventing nosocomial tuberculosis (TB) transmission. This 13-year a...

    Authors: Zhongyao Xie, Ning Zhou, Yuqing Chi, Guofang Huang, Jingping Wang, Hui Gao, Na Xie, Qianhui Ma, Nan Yang, Zhenlan Duan, Wenjuan Nie, Zhaogang Sun and Naihui Chu

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:165

    Content type: Research

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  24. Hospital intensive care units (ICUs) are known reservoirs of multidrug resistant nosocomial bacteria. Targeted environmental monitoring of these organisms in health care facilities can strengthen infection con...

    Authors: Kanishka Kamathewatta, Rhys Bushell, Fannana Rafa, Glenn Browning, Helen Billman-Jacobe and Marc Marenda

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:163

    Content type: Research

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  25. The widespread application of triclosan contributes to its residual deposition in urine, which provides an environment of long-term exposure to triclosan for the intestinal Escherichia coli. We determined the tri...

    Authors: Weiliang Zeng, Wenya Xu, Ye Xu, Wenli Liao, Yajie Zhao, Xiangkuo Zheng, Chunquan Xu, Tieli Zhou and Jianming Cao

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:161

    Content type: Research

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  26. The impact of appropriate antimicrobial therapy for A. baumannii bacteremic pneumonia has not been well established due to the inclusion of the three phenotypically indistinguishable Acinetobacter species and con...

    Authors: Fang-Yu Kang, Chorng-Kuang How, Yung-Chih Wang, Aristine Cheng, Ya-Sung Yang, Shu-Chen Kuo, Chang-Pan Liu, Yuag-Meng Liu, Te-Li Chen and Yi-Tzu Lee

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:160

    Content type: Research

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  27. The overuse of antibiotics has been a major public health problem worldwide, especially in low- and middle- income countries (LMIC). However, there are few policies specific to antibiotic stewardship in primar...

    Authors: Xuemei Wang, Yuqing Tang, Chenxi Liu, Junjie Liu, Youwen Cui and Xinping Zhang

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:159

    Content type: Research

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  28. Clostridioides (Clostridium) difficile is an important pathogen of healthcare- associated diarrhea, however, an increase in the occurrence of C. difficile infection (CDI) outside hospital settings has been report...

    Authors: Mohammad Sholeh, Marcela Krutova, Mehdi Forouzesh, Sergey Mironov, Nourkhoda Sadeghifard, Leila Molaeipour, Abbas Maleki and Ebrahim Kouhsari

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:158

    Content type: Review

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  29. After the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus outbreak in Korea in 2015, the Government established a strategy for infection prevention to encourage infection control activities in hospitals. The new ...

    Authors: Pyoeng Gyun Choe, Jihee Lim, Eun Jin Kim, Jeong Hee Kim, Myoung Jin Shin, Sung Ran Kim, Jun Yong Choi, Young Hwa Choi, Kyung Won Lee, Hyunsook Koo, Hyungmin Lee, Kyoung-Ho Song, Eu Suk Kim, Nam Joong Kim, Myoung-don Oh and Hong Bin Kim

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:157

    Content type: Research

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  30. Linezolid has been increasingly used in tertiary NICUs. The objectives of this study were to explore the indications of these linezolid prescriptions, to analyze a possible misuse and to provide solutions to a...

    Authors: Lucie Matrat, Frank Plaisant, Christine Barreto, Olivier Claris and Marine Butin

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:156

    Content type: Research

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  31. Nosocomial carbapenemase-producing Enterobacterieceae (CPE) infections constitute a major global health concern and are associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Rectal colonization with CPE is a risk fa...

    Authors: Li Yan, Jide Sun, Xiuyu Xu and Shifeng Huang

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:155

    Content type: Research

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  32. Currently, hospitals have been forced to divert substantial resources to cope with the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. It is unclear if this situation will affect long-standing infection ...

    Authors: Stefanie Kampmeier, Hauke Tönnies, Carlos L. Correa-Martinez, Alexander Mellmann and Vera Schwierzeck

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:154

    Content type: Research

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  33. A considerable proportion of patients hospitalized with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) acquired secondary bacterial infections (SBIs). The etiology and antimicrobial resistance of bacteria were reported a...

    Authors: Jie Li, Junwei Wang, Yi Yang, Peishan Cai, Jingchao Cao, Xuefeng Cai and Yu Zhang

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:153

    Content type: Research

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  34. The increase in antimicrobial resistance is of worldwide concern. Surrogate tracers attempt to simulate microbial transmission by avoiding the infectious risks associated with live organisms. We evaluated sili...

    Authors: Manuela Scotoni, Julian Koch, Timothy R. Julian, Lauren Clack, Ana K. Pitol, Aline Wolfensberger, Robert N. Grass and Hugo Sax

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:152

    Content type: Research

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  35. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: John Conly, W. H. Seto, Didier Pittet, Alison Holmes, May Chu and Paul R. Hunter

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:151

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:126

  36. Self-medication with antibiotics (SMA) is one of the most dangerous inappropriate antibiotic use behaviors. This study aims to investigate the impact of parental SMA for children before a consultation on their...

    Authors: Jiayao Xu, Xiaomin Wang, Kai Sing Sun, Leesa Lin and Xudong Zhou

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:150

    Content type: Research

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  37. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one of the most urgent global health threats with low-resource countries being disproportionately affected. Targeted interventions require insight in antibiotic prescription p...

    Authors: Pius G. Horumpende, Stephen E. Mshana, Elise F. Mouw, Blandina T. Mmbaga, Jaffu O. Chilongola and Quirijn de Mast

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:149

    Content type: Research

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  38. Healthcare workers (HCWs) are on the front line of the COVID-19 outbreak, and their constant exposure to infected patients and contaminated surfaces puts them at risk of acquiring and transmitting the infectio...

    Authors: Anat Gesser-Edelsburg, Ricky Cohen, Nour Abed Elhadi Shahbari and Rana Hijazi

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:148

    Content type: Research

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  39. Appropriate hand hygiene (HH) is key to reducing healthcare-acquired infections. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends education and training to improve HH knowledge and compliance. Physicians are ran...

    Authors: Sandrine Dray, Samuel Lehingue, Sabine Valera, Philippe Nouguier, Michel Salah Boussen, Florence Daviet, Delphine Bastian, Estelle Pilarczik, Isabelle Jousset, Sébastien Le Floch, Georgette Grech, Georges Leonetti, Laurent Papazian, Nadim Cassir and Jean-Marie Forel

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:147

    Content type: Research

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  40. Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and antimicrobial use (AMU) are important drivers of antimicrobial resistance, yet there is minimal data from the Pacific region. We sought to determine the point preval...

    Authors: M. J. Loftus, S. J. Curtis, R. Naidu, A. C. Cheng, A. W. J. Jenney, B. G. Mitchell, P. L. Russo, E. Rafai, A. Y. Peleg and A. J. Stewardson

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:146

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  41. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is of growing concern globally and AMR status in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is undefined due to a lack of real-time data recording, surveillance and regulation. World Health Organi...

    Authors: Linzy Elton, Margaret J. Thomason, John Tembo, Thirumalaisamy P. Velavan, Srinivas Reddy Pallerla, Liã Bárbara Arruda, Francesco Vairo, Chiara Montaldo, Francine Ntoumi, Muzamil M. Abdel Hamid, Najmul Haider, Richard Kock, Giuseppe Ippolito, Alimuddin Zumla and Timothy D. McHugh

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:145

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  42. In 2013 German infection surveillance guidelines recommended weekly colonization screening for multidrug-resistant (MDRO) or highly epidemic organisms for neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) and extended hyg...

    Authors: Christoph Härtel, Kirstin Faust, Ingmar Fortmann, Alexander Humberg, Julia Pagel, Clara Haug, Reinhard Kühl, Bettina Bohnhorst, Sabine Pirr, Dorothee Viemann, Arne Simon, Michael Zemlin, Silvia Poralla, Andreas Müller, Natascha Köstlin-Gille, Christian Gille…

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:144

    Content type: Research

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  43. Sub-Saharan African countries are transitioning to dolutegravir-based regimens, even for patients with extensive previous drug exposure, including first-generation integrase strand-transfer inhibitors (INSTI) ...

    Authors: Joseph Fokam, Desire Takou, Ezechiel Ngoufack Jagni Semengue, Georges Teto, Grace Beloumou, Beatrice Dambaya, Maria-Mercedes Santoro, Leonella Mossiang, Serge Clotaire Billong, Fatim Cham, Samuel Martin Sosso, Edith Saounde Temgoua, Aubin Joseph Nanfack, Sylvie Moudourou, Nelly Kamgaing, Rachel Kamgaing…

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:143

    Content type: Case report

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  44. Infection prevention and control (IPC) is one of the most cost-effective interventions against antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Yet, IPC knowledge gaps often receive little prominence in AMR research agendas. I...

    Authors: Yohann Lacotte, Christine Årdal and Marie-Cécile Ploy

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:142

    Content type: Research

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  45. Disinfectant products are used frequently on environmental surfaces (e.g. medical equipment, countertops, patient beds) and patient care equipment within healthcare facilities. The purpose of this study was to...

    Authors: Maxwell G. Voorn, Summer E. Goss, Carine A. Nkemngong, Xiaobao Li, Peter J. Teska and Haley F. Oliver

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:141

    Content type: Research

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  46. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Tafese B. Tufa, Andre Fuchs, Takele B. Tufa, Loraine Stötter, Achim J. Kaasch, Torsten Feldt, Dieter Häussinger and Colin R. Mackenzie

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:140

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:128

  47. The best strategy to control ESBL-producing Escherichia coli (ESBL-EC) spread in the community is lacking.

    Authors: Lidia Kardaś-Słoma, Yazdan Yazdanpanah, Anne Perozziello, Jean-Ralph Zahar, François-Xavier Lescure, Anthony Cousien and Jean-Christophe Lucet

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:139

    Content type: Research

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  48. Gonorrhea is the second most common sexually transmitted bacterial infection (STI) next to Chlamydia. Untreated cases could results in major complications like pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), ectopic pregna...

    Authors: Awoke Derbie, Daniel Mekonnen, Yimtubezinash Woldeamanuel and Tamrat Abebe

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:138

    Content type: Review

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