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  1. Content type: Research

    Clinical antibiotic prescribing guidelines are essential in defining responsible use in the local context. Our objective was to investigate the association between adherence to national antibiotic prescribing ...

    Authors: Jannicke Slettli Wathne, Stig Harthug, Lars Kåre Selland Kleppe, Hege Salvesen Blix, Roy M. Nilsen, Esmita Charani and Ingrid Smith

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:63

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  2. Content type: Research

    Brucellosis is a zoonotic disease caused by Brucella species. It has been estimated that more than 500,000 new cases of Brucellosis occur annually all around the world. Relapse of the disease is one of the most i...

    Authors: Seyed Mostafa Hosseini, Roghayyeh Abbasalipourkabir, Farid Azizi Jalilian, Sara Soleimani Asl, Abbas Farmany, Ghodratollah Roshanaei and Mohammad Reza Arabestani

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:62

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  3. Content type: Research

    ESKAPEEc contribute to a majority of bloodstream infections (BSIs) and their antibiogram have changed overtime, while data concerning about these alterations are lacking in China. Added that a paucity of studi...

    Authors: Shuangshuang Yang, Haofeng Xu, Jide Sun and Shan Sun

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:61

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  4. Content type: Commentary

    The WHO SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands global hand hygiene campaign, launched in 2009 and celebrated annually on the 5th of May, features specific calls to action seeking to increase engagement from stakeholders’ c...

    Authors: Ermira Tartari, Carolina Fankhauser, Alexandra Peters, Buyiswa Lizzie Sithole, Funda Timurkaynak, Sarah Masson-Roy, Benedetta Allegranzi, Daniela Pires and Didier Pittet

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:58

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  5. Content type: Short report

    Once present in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), multidrug resistant Staphylococcus capitis NRCS-A is able to settle and diffuse.

    Authors: Jérôme Ory, Michel Cazaban, Brigitte Richaud-Morel, Massimo Di Maio, Catherine Dunyach-Remy, Alix Pantel, Albert Sotto, Frédéric Laurent, Jean-Philippe Lavigne and Marine Butin

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:57

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  6. Content type: Research

    Professional hand hygiene compliance represents a multifaceted behaviour with various determinants. Thus, it has been proposed to apply psychological frameworks of behaviour change to its promotion. However, r...

    Authors: Thomas von Lengerke, Ella Ebadi, Bettina Schock, Christian Krauth, Karin Lange, Jona T. Stahmeyer and Iris F. Chaberny

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:56

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  7. Content type: Research

    Enterococcus faecalis is a ubiquitous member of the gut microbiota and has emerged as a life- threatening multidrug-resistant (MDR) nosocomial pathogen. The aim of this study was to survey the prevalence of multi...

    Authors: Muhammad Farman, Muhammad Yasir, Rashad R. Al-Hindi, Suha A. Farraj, Asif A. Jiman-Fatani, Maha Alawi and Esam I. Azhar

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:55

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  8. Content type: Research

    Cockroaches are one of the most important and frequent insects responsible for harboring, transmission and dissemination of human pathogens in the hospital environment. The present research was done to study t...

    Authors: Zohreh Abdolmaleki, Zohreh Mashak and Farhad Safarpoor Dehkordi

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:54

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  9. Content type: Short report

    Meticillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) is prevalent in most parts of the world. The study took place at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB) a UK tertiary referral hospital. At QEHB innovative nurse led dail...

    Authors: Mark I. Garvey, Craig W. Bradley, Martyn A. C. Wilkinson, Kerry L. Holden, Victoria Clewer and Elisabeth Holden

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:53

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  10. Content type: Research

    We retrospectively analyzed the effect of tigecycline and cefoperazone/sulbactam therapies on the prognosis of patients with carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii bloodstream infection (CRAB-BSI).

    Authors: Tianshui Niu, Qixia Luo, Yaqing Li, Yanzi Zhou, Wei Yu and Yonghong Xiao

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:52

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  11. Content type: Research

    Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is an ecological and economic crisis and stewardship of available antimicrobials is required. Electronic prescribing, where available, enables auditing of practice, yet in order ...

    Authors: Katie L. Heard, Stephen Hughes, Nabeela Mughal, Berge S. Azadian and Luke S. P. Moore

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:51

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  12. Content type: Research

    The emergence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a main concern in burn care centers worldwide. The some reports of MRSA in Iran suggested that MRSA with type SCCmec III is common among burn...

    Authors: Mitra Motallebi, Fereshteh Jabalameli, Reza Beigverdi and Mohammad Emaneini

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:50

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  13. Content type: Research

    Guidelines recommend discontinuation of antimicrobial prophylaxis within 24 h after incision closure in uninfected patients. However, how facility and surgical specialty factors affect the implementation of th...

    Authors: Westyn Branch-Elliman, Steven D. Pizer, Elise A. Dasinger, Howard S. Gold, Hassen Abdulkerim, Amy K. Rosen, Martin P. Charns, Mary T. Hawn, Kamal M. F. Itani and Hillary J. Mull

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:49

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  14. Content type: Research

    Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) is an important pathogen in nosocomial infections; nevertheless, only a few studies regarding CPE infection and its epidemiological factors have been conducted ...

    Authors: Jung-wan Park, Hyungmin Lee, Se Yoon Park and Tae Hyong Kim

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:48

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  15. Content type: Research

    Many people use handwashing and hand-drying facilities in public washrooms under the impression that these amenities are hygienic. However, such facilities may be potential sites for the transmission of pathog...

    Authors: Lorna K. P. Suen, Gilman K. H. Siu, Yue Ping Guo, Simon K. W. Yeung, Kiki Y. K. Lo and Margaret O’Donoghue

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:47

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  16. Content type: Research

    The blaNDM-1 (New Delhi Metallo-β-lactamase-1) gene has disseminated around the globe. NDM-1 producers are found to co-harbour resistance genes against many antimicrobials, including fluoroquinolones. The spread ...

    Authors: Shravani Mitra, Suchandra Mukherjee, Sharmi Naha, Pinaki Chattopadhyay, Shanta Dutta and Sulagna Basu

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:46

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  17. Content type: Research

    The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of plasmid-mediated AmpC (pAmpC) among Enterobacteriaceae isolated from humans and from retail meat in Egypt.

    Authors: Katrijn L. Rensing, H. M. Abdallah, Alex Koek, Gamal A. Elmowalid, Christina M. J. E. Vandenbroucke-Grauls, Nashwan al Naiemi and Karin van Dijk

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:45

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  18. Content type: Review

    OqxAB efflux pump has been found to mediate multidrug resistance (MDR) in various bacteria over the past decades. The updates on the nature and epidemiology of OqxAB efflux pump need to be fully reviewed to br...

    Authors: Jun Li, Heying Zhang, Jianan Ning, Abdul Sajid, Guyue Cheng, Zonghui Yuan and Haihong Hao

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:44

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  19. Content type: Research

    Hand hygiene (HH) compliance remains low in many intensive care units (ICU). Technology has been suggested to improve HH compliance.

    Authors: Phillip D. Levin, Reut Razon, Carmela Schwartz, Alexander Avidan, Charles L. Sprung, Allon E. Moses and Shmuel Benenson

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:43

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  20. Content type: Research

    Antimicrobial resistance is one of the major public health emergencies worldwide, and this trend didn’t spare developing countries like Ethiopia. The objective of this study was to evaluate patterns of bacteri...

    Authors: Abebe Sorsa, Jonas Früh, Loraine Stötter and Sileshi Abdissa

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:42

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  21. Content type: Research

    There is a lack of official national antimicrobial resistance (AMR) data in Lebanon. Individual hospitals generate their own antibiotic susceptibility data in the form of yearly pamphlets.

    Authors: Rima Moghnieh, Georges F. Araj, Lyn Awad, Ziad Daoud, Jacques E. Mokhbat, Tamima Jisr, Dania Abdallah, Nadim Azar, Noha Irani-Hakimeh, Maher M. Balkis, Mona Youssef, Gilbert Karayakoupoglou, Monzer Hamze, Madonna Matar, Roula Atoui, Edmond Abboud…

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:41

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  22. Content type: Research

    Nepal and Bangladesh have a high prevalence of Helicobacter pylori with high resistance rates to clarithromycin, metronidazole, and levofloxacin. Here, we evaluated the susceptibility and genetic mutations of 5 a...

    Authors: Muhammad Miftahussurur, Hafeza Aftab, Pradeep Krishna Shrestha, Rabi Prakash Sharma, Phawinee Subsomwong, Langgeng Agung Waskito, Dalla Doohan, Kartika Afrida Fauzia and Yoshio Yamaoka

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:40

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  23. Content type: Research

    The global emergence and spread of extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBLs) producing Enterobacteriaceae have been threatening the ability to treat an infection. Hence, this study aimed to determine the prevalen...

    Authors: Dejenie Shiferaw Teklu, Abebe Aseffa Negeri, Melese Hailu Legese, Tesfaye Legesse Bedada, Hiwot Ketema Woldemariam and Kassu Desta Tullu

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:39

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  24. Content type: Research

    The aim of this study is to evaluate the risk factors for colonisation by multidrug resistant (MDR) K. pneumoniae in a critical care unit and the relationship between colonisation and the antibiotic pressure exer...

    Authors: Jesus Ruiz, Monica Gordon, Esther Villarreal, Juan Frasquet, María Ángeles Sánchez, María Martín, Álvaro Castellanos and Paula Ramirez

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:38

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  25. Content type: Short report

    As emergence and spread of multi-drug resistant organisms (MDRO) requires a standardized preventive approach, we aimed to evaluate current MDRO admission screening practices in Swiss hospitals and to identify ...

    Authors: Romain Martischang, Niccolo Buetti, Carlo Balmelli, Mirko Saam, Andreas Widmer and Stephan Harbarth

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:37

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  26. Content type: Research

    Ceftriaxone-resistant Enterobacteriaceae are priority pathogens of critical importance. Escherichia coli is the most commonly isolated Enterobacteriaceae. There are few data regarding non-invasive ceftriaxone-res...

    Authors: Kyra Y. L. Chua and Andrew J. Stewardson

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:36

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  27. Content type: Review

    Hospital antimicrobial stewardship programs (ASPs) aim to promote judicious use of antimicrobials to combat antimicrobial resistance. For ASPs to be developed, adopted, and implemented, an economic value asses...

    Authors: Dilip Nathwani, Della Varghese, Jennifer Stephens, Wajeeha Ansari, Stephan Martin and Claudie Charbonneau

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:35

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  28. Content type: Research

    Antibiotic stewardship interventions are being implemented across different healthcare settings. We report the findings of a global survey of healthcare professionals on the implementation of antibiotic stewar...

    Authors: E. Charani, Enrique Castro-Sanchéz, S. Bradley, D. Nathwani, Alison H. Holmes and P. Davey

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:34

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  29. Content type: Research

    This is the first review of literature and synthesis of data on community onset methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CO-MRSA) infections in Australia. Incidence of CO-MRSA varies considerably in Australia...

    Authors: Jessica K. Cameron, Lisa Hall, Steven Y. C. Tong, David L. Paterson and Kate Halton

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:33

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  30. Content type: Research

    Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and antimicrobial resistance (AMR) affect patients in acute-care hospitals worldwide. No systematic review has been published on adoption and implementation of the infec...

    Authors: Jiancong Wang, Fangfei Liu, Jamie Bee Xian Tan, Stephan Harbarth, Didier Pittet and Walter Zingg

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:32

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  31. Content type: Research

    The present study aimed to perform a deep phenotypic and genotypic analysis of 15 clinical carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (CRAb) strains isolated in Madagascar between 2008 and 2016 from diverse sou...

    Authors: Pierrette Landrie Simo Tchuinte, Mamitiana Alain Noah Rabenandrasana, Carole Kowalewicz, Volasoa Herilalaina Andrianoelina, Andriniaina Rakotondrasoa, Zafitsara Zo Andrianirina, Vincent Enouf, Elisoa Hariniaina Ratsima, Frédérique Randrianirina and Jean-Marc Collard

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:31

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  32. Content type: Research

    The aim of this study was to investigate whether marketed antibiotics package sizes are in accordance with treatment durations recommended in guidelines for prescribing antibiotics in sore throat and urinary t...

    Authors: Doris Rusic, Josko Bozic, Josipa Bukic, Ana Seselja Perisin, Dario Leskur, Darko Modun and Sinisa Tomic

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:30

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  33. Content type: Case report

    Vancomycin-resistant enterococcal infections in the neonatal ICU are growing global problems. We report a case of neonatal septicemia by multidrug-resistant vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium (VRE), the so...

    Authors: Supram Hosuru Subramanya, Rajesh Amberpet, Dinesh Chaudhary, Niranjan Nayak, Shashiraja Padukone, Indira Bairy and Shishir Gokhale

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:29

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  34. Content type: Research

    Effective use of microbiology test results may positively influence patient outcomes and limit the use of broad-spectrum antibiotics. However, studies indicate that their potential is not fully utilized. We in...

    Authors: Brita Skodvin, Jannicke S. Wathne, P. Christoffer Lindemann, Stig Harthug, Roy M. Nilsen, Esmita Charani, Heidi Syre, Baard R. Kittang, Lars K. S. Kleppe and Ingrid Smith

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:28

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  35. Content type: Research

    Antibiotic resistance, is often conferred by the presence of antibiotic resistance genes. This study aimed to investigate the relationship between tetracycline resistance (Tet-R) and genotype in 31 Lactobacillus ...

    Authors: Yifei Zhang and Qian Zhang

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:27

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  36. Content type: Research

    Valuation of the economic cost of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is important for decision making and should be estimated accurately. Highly variable or erroneous estimates may alarm policy makers and hospital...

    Authors: Teresa M. Wozniak, Louise Barnsbee, Xing J. Lee and Rosana E. Pacella

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:26

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  37. Content type: Research

    Bed-ridden state, dysphagia, altered mental state, or respiratory muscle weakness are common in neurologic patients and increase the risk of pneumonia. The major causes of pneumonia in neurologic patients may ...

    Authors: Han Sang Lee, Jangsup Moon, Hye-Rim Shin, Seon Jae Ahn, Tae-Joon Kim, Jin-Sun Jun, Soon-Tae Lee, Keun-Hwa Jung, Kyung-Il Park, Ki-Young Jung, Manho Kim, Sang Kun Lee and Kon Chu

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:25

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  38. Content type: Research

    The objective of this study was to evaluate the extent and potential mechanisms of early onset surface damage from simulated wiping typical of six-months of routine disinfection and to assess the subsequent mi...

    Authors: Hyungyung Jo, Alyssa M. West, Peter J. Teska, Haley F. Oliver and John A. Howarter

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:24

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  39. Content type: Research

    Over-prescription of antibiotics is prevalent all over the world, contributing to the development of antibiotic resistance. The importance of understanding how physicians prescribe antibiotics is increasingly ...

    Authors: Chenxi Liu, Chaojie Liu, Dan Wang, Zhaohua Deng, Yuqing Tang and Xinping Zhang

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:23

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  40. Content type: Research

    We sought to understand the epidemiology and characteristics of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and the impact of the National Action Plan (NAP) on AMR. This information will be critical to develop intervention...

    Authors: Shanjuan Wang, Yanhong Jessika Hu, Paul Little, Yifei Wang, Qing Chang, Xudong Zhou, Michael Moore and Joseph Irvin Harwell

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:22

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  41. Content type: Research

    Catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSI) with coagulase-negative Staphylococci (CoNS) are a common source of hospital-acquired bloodstream infections. The main objective of this study was to elucidate t...

    Authors: Ursula Patricia Hebeisen, Andrew Atkinson, Jonas Marschall and Niccolò Buetti

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:21

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  42. Content type: Review

    Involving link nurses in infection prevention and control is a strategy to improve clinical practice that has been implemented in hospitals worldwide. However, little is known about the use, the range and bene...

    Authors: Mireille Dekker, Irene P. Jongerden, Rosa van Mansfeld, Johannes C. F. Ket, Suzanne D. van der Werff, Christina M. J. E. Vandenbroucke-Grauls and Martine C. de Bruijne

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:20

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  43. Content type: Research

    From a stewardship perspective it is recommended that antibiotic guidelines are adjusted to the local setting, accounting for the local epidemiology of pathogens. In many settings the prevalence of Gram-negati...

    Authors: Merel M. C. Lambregts, Bart J. C. Hendriks, Leo G. Visser, Sandra T. Bernards and Mark G. J. de Boer

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:19

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  44. Content type: Research

    The presence of macrolide-resistant Myocplasma pneumoniae has been frequently reported in recent years, especially in China. In this study, we investigated the antimicrobial susceptibility and genotype against M....

    Authors: Fei Zhao, Jinrong Liu, Weixian Shi, Fang Huang, Liyong Liu, Shunying Zhao and Jianzhong Zhang

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:18

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  45. Content type: Research

    Economic evaluations of interventions to prevent healthcare-associated infections in the United States rarely take the societal perspective and thus ignore the potential benefits of morbidity and mortality ris...

    Authors: R. Douglas Scott II, Rachel B. Slayton, Fernanda C. Lessa, James Baggs, Steven D. Culler, L. Clifford McDonald and John A. Jernigan

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:17

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  46. Content type: Research

    Bloodstream infections (BSI) are among the most frequently documented healthcare-associated infections (HAI). Central and peripheral venous catheters (CVC and PVC) are relevant risk factors for BSI. Although t...

    Authors: Seven Johannes Sam Aghdassi, Christin Schröder, Désirée Gruhl, Petra Gastmeier and Florian Salm

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:15

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  47. Content type: Research

    Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) pose a considerable threat to modern medicine. New treatment options and methods to limit spread need to be investigated. Blue light (BL) is intrinsically antimicr...

    Authors: Fenella D. Halstead, Zahra Ahmed, Jonathan R. B. Bishop and Beryl A. Oppenheim

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:14

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