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  1. Whole-genome sequencing analysis of Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium isolates from the Frankfurt metropolitan region revealed that 78/94 isolates were MLST type ST117, cgMLST complex type CT71 with a com...

    Authors: Linda Falgenhauer, Moritz Fritzenwanker, Can Imirzalioglu, Katrin Steul, Marlene Scherer, Ursel Heudorf and Trinad Chakraborty

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:128

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  2. There are growing concerns regarding the spread of carbapenemase-producing organisms (CPOs) among patients in long-term care facilities (LTCFs) and hospitals in South Korea. We have established a screening pro...

    Authors: Young Jin Ko, Jeeyong Kim, Ha-Nui Kim, Soo-Young Yoon, Chae Seung Lim and Chang Kyu Lee

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:127

    Content type: Research

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  3. To clarify the molecular epidemiology of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacter cloacae complex (CREC) and the risk factors for acquisition of carbapenemase-producing E. cloacae complex (CPEC).

    Authors: Nobuyuki Tetsuka, Aki Hirabayashi, Akane Matsumoto, Keisuke Oka, Yuki Hara, Hiroshi Morioka, Mitsutaka Iguchi, Yuka Tomita, Masato Suzuki, Keigo Shibayama and Tetsuya Yagi

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:126

    Content type: Research

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  4. Seasonal variation has been observed for various bacterial and viral infections. We aimed to further study seasonality of respiratory viruses and bacterial pathogens in relation to antibiotic use, as well as m...

    Authors: Young June Choe, Michael A. Smit and Leonard A. Mermel

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:125

    Content type: Research

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  5. Peripheral intravenous catheters (PIVCs) are the most widely used invasive devices among inpatients. Catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSI) are serious yet preventable events for patients. Although th...

    Authors: Ian Blanco-Mavillard, Miguel Ángel Rodríguez-Calero, Joan de Pedro-Gómez, Gaizka Parra-García, Ismael Fernández-Fernández and Enrique Castro-Sánchez

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:124

    Content type: Research

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  6. Cross-border healthcare may promote the spread of multidrug-resistant microorganisms (MDRO) and is challenging due to heterogeneous antimicrobial resistance (AMR) prevention measures (APM). The aim of this art...

    Authors: J. Keizer, L. M. A. Braakman-Jansen, S. Kampmeier, R. Köck, N. Al Naiemi, R. Te Riet-Warning, N. Beerlage-De Jong, K. Becker and J. E. W. C. Van Gemert-Pijnen

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:123

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:133

  7. Recent publications have raised concerns of reduced susceptibilities of clinical bacterial isolates towards biocides. This study presents a comparative investigation of the susceptibility of livestock-associat...

    Authors: Kathleen Dittmann, Thomas Schmidt, Gerald Müller, Christiane Cuny, Silva Holtfreter, Daniel Troitzsch, Peter Pfaff and Nils-Olaf Hübner

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:122

    Content type: Research

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  8. The use of disinfectant wipes in hospitals is increasing over the last years. These wipes should be able to inactivate microorganisms including viruses on environmental surfaces and to prevent their transfer t...

    Authors: Britta Becker, Lars Henningsen, Dajana Paulmann, Birte Bischoff, Daniel Todt, Eike Steinmann, Joerg Steinmann, Florian H. H. Brill and Jochen Steinmann

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:121

    Content type: Research

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  9. Influenza viruses is a leading cause of acute respiratory infection, placing a significant burden on healthcare. To reduce hospital transmission, patients clinically suspected of having influenza are isolated ...

    Authors: Mark I. Garvey, Martyn A. C. Wilkinson, Craig W. Bradley, Martin Biggs, Vinay Reddy-Kolanu, Husam Osman, Sarah Carmalt and Elisabeth Holden

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:120

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  10. Dispensary and use of antibiotics without prescriptions from qualified providers is a common practice in countries with poor pharmaceutical regulations and where due focus is not given to rational use. This pr...

    Authors: Eyosait Mekonnen Koji, Gebremedhin Beedemariam Gebretekle and Tinsae Alemayehu Tekle

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:119

    Content type: Research

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  11. Microbial resistance to classical antibiotics and its rapid progression have raised serious concern in the treatment of infectious diseases. Recently, many studies have been directed towards finding promising ...

    Authors: Bahman Khameneh, Milad Iranshahy, Vahid Soheili and Bibi Sedigheh Fazly Bazzaz

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:118

    Content type: Review

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  12. Clindamycin is a lincosamide antibiotic used to treat staphylococcal and streptococcal infections. Reports of clinical Streptococcus agalactiae isolates with the rare lincosamide resistance/macrolide susceptibili...

    Authors: Kaixin Zhou, Dongan Zhu, Ying Tao, Lianyan Xie, Lizhong Han, Yibo Zhang and Jingyong Sun

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:117

    Content type: Research

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  13. Despite a large literature on surgical site infection (SSI), the determinants of prevention behaviours in surgery remain poorly studied. Understanding key social and contextual components of surgical staff beh...

    Authors: Rachael Troughton, Victor Mariano, Anne Campbell, Shehan Hettiaratchy, Alison Holmes and Gabriel Birgand

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:116

    Content type: Research

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  14. Australia does not have a national healthcare associated infection (HAI) surveillance program. Only one HAI point prevalence study has been undertaken in 1984. The objective of this study was to estimate the b...

    Authors: Philip L. Russo, Andrew J. Stewardson, Allen C. Cheng, Tracey Bucknall and Brett G. Mitchell

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:114

    Content type: Research

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  15. Since in low incidence TB countries population migration and complex treatment of drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) patients are major issues, we aimed to analyse patient risk factors associated with the inc...

    Authors: Ivan S. Pradipta, Natasha van’t Boveneind-Vrubleuskaya, Onno W. Akkerman, Jan-Willem C. Alffenaar and Eelko Hak

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:115

    Content type: Research

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  16. While decolonization of Staphylococcus aureus reduces surgical site infection (SSI) rates following hip and knee arthroplasty, its cost-effectiveness is uncertain. We sought to examine the cost-effectiveness of a...

    Authors: Elissa Rennert-May, John Conly, Stephanie Smith, Shannon Puloski, Elizabeth Henderson, Flora Au and Braden Manns

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:113

    Content type: Research

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  17. Extended-spectrum beta-lactamases-producing Enterobacterales (ESBL-E) are disseminating worldwide especially in Intensive Care Units (ICUs) and are responsible for increased health costs and mortality. The aims o...

    Authors: Renaud Prevel, Alexandre Boyer, Fatima M’Zali, Thibaut Cockenpot, Agnes Lasheras, Véronique Dubois and Didier Gruson

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:112

    Content type: Research

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  18. Enteric bacterial pathogens are the major causes of food-borne gastroenteritis in humans and remain important public health problems worldwide. The emergence of antimicrobial resistance is a global concern, pa...

    Authors: Michael Getie, Wondwossen Abebe and Belay Tessema

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:111

    Content type: Research

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  19. Active surveillance has the potential to prevent nosocomial transmission of carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (CRAB). We assessed whether rapid diagnosis using clinical specimen-direct loop-mediated is...

    Authors: Norihisa Yamamoto, Shigeto Hamaguchi, Yukihiro Akeda, Pitak Santanirand, Narong Chaihongsa, Suntariya Sirichot, Suwichak Chiaranaicharoen, Hideharu Hagiya, Kouji Yamamoto, Anusak Kerdsin, Kazuhisa Okada, Hisao Yoshida, Shigeyuki Hamada, Kazunori Oishi, Kumthorn Malathum and Kazunori Tomono

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:110

    Content type: Research

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  20. The World Health Organization (WHO) ethanol-based handrub (EBHR) formulation contains 1.45% glycerol as an emollient to protect healthcare workers’ (HCWs) skin against dryness and dermatitis. However, glycerol...

    Authors: Mayra Gonçalves Menegueti, Ana Maria Laus, Márcia Aparecida Ciol, Maria Auxiliadora-Martins, Anibal Basile-Filho, Elucir Gir, Daniela Pires, Didier Pittet and Fernando Bellissimo-Rodrigues

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:109

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  21. Tuberculous abdominal cocoon is an uncommon manifestation of abdominal tuberculosis. As a rare clinical entity, it is often encountered unexpectedly in patients with small intestinal obstruction. Here we prese...

    Authors: Zhi-Xin Meng, Yan Liu, Rui Wu, Kai Shi and Tao Li

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:108

    Content type: Case report

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  22. Verona Integron-encoded Metallo-β-lactamase-positive Pseudomonas aeruginosa (VIM-PA) can cause nosocomial infections and may be responsible for increased mortality. Multidrug resistance in VIM-PA complicates trea...

    Authors: Marjolein C. Persoon, Anne F. Voor in ‘t holt, Maurits P. A. van Meer, Karen C. Bokhoven, Diederik Gommers, Margreet C. Vos and Juliëtte A. Severin

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:107

    Content type: Research

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  23. The role of environmental contamination in the transmission of Enterobacteriaceae is increasingly recognized. However, factors influencing the duration of survival in the environment have not yet been extensiv...

    Authors: Veronica Weterings, Jacobien Veenemans, Amanda Kleefman, Marjolein Kluytmans-van den Bergh, Paul Mulder, Carlo Verhulst, Ina Willemsen and Jan Kluytmans

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:106

    Content type: Research

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  24. Access-related infections are a major cause of morbidity and mortality in haemodialysis patients. Our goal was to decrease the rate of these infections by implementing an intervention and surveillance program.

    Authors: Ittamar Gork, Ilana Gross, Matan J. Cohen, Carmela Schwartz, Allon E. Moses, Michal Dranitzki Elhalel and Shmuel Benenson

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:105

    Content type: Research

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  25. Qnr genes are known to confer a low-level resistance to fluoroquinolone in Enterobacteriaceae. They are often found on the same resistance plasmids as extended spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL) and constitute the most ...

    Authors: Fortune Djimabi Salah, Serge Théophile Soubeiga, Abdoul Karim Ouattara, Adodo Yao Sadji, Amana Metuor-Dabire, Dorcas Obiri-Yeboah, Abiba Banla-Kere, Simplice Karou and Jacques Simpore

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:104

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  26. Colonization with Staphylococcus aureus has been identified as a risk for subsequent occurrence of infection. This study investigated the relationship between S. aureus colonization of patients and healthcare wor...

    Authors: Nyambura Moremi, Heike Claus, Ulrich Vogel and Stephen E. Mshana

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:102

    Content type: Research

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  27. Community acquired pneumonia (CAP) is reported as a common cause of lower respiratory tract infection worldwide. Bacterial pathogens and antimicrobial resistance (AMR) associated with this infection varied bet...

    Authors: Dinbere Temesgen, Fetlewok Bereded, Awoke Derbie and Fantahun Biadglegne

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:101

    Content type: Research

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  28. Assessment of the current situation is crucial before introducing innovative infection prevention measures. According to the literature, hospital managers should take on the role of “power promoters” in adopti...

    Authors: Luise Hutzschenreuter, Nils-Olaf Hübner, Kathleen Dittmann, Angela-Verena Hassel and Steffen Flessa

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:100

    Content type: Research

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  29. Globally metronidazole and carbapenem resistance in anaerobic organisms is increasing necessitating continuous surveillance to guide selection of empirical treatment. In this study we have determined metronida...

    Authors: Yusra Shafquat, Kauser Jabeen, Joveria Farooqi, Kiran Mehmood, Seema Irfan, Rumina Hasan and Afia Zafar

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:99

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  30. Antibiotic-resistant Enterobacteriaceae in the gastrointestinal flora can lead to infections with limited therapeutic options. Also, the resistant bacteria can be transferred from colonized persons to others. The...

    Authors: Emrah Ruh, Jonathan Zakka, Kujtesa Hoti, Arezou Fekrat, Emrah Guler, Umut Gazi, Zafer Erdogmus and Kaya Suer

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:98

    Content type: Research

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  31. Tablet computers are increasingly being used in hospital patient care and are often colonized with important human pathogens, while the impact of disinfection interventions remains controversial.

    Authors: Pascal M. Frey, Grischa R. Marti, Sara Droz, Mirjam de Roche von Arx, Franziska Suter-Riniker, Drahomir Aujesky and Silvio D. Brugger

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:97

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  32. We analyzed Israeli national data on antimicrobial susceptibility from bloodstream isolates collected between 2014 and 2017 and compared resistance proportions with those of Europe. The incidence of bloodstrea...

    Authors: Yaakov Dickstein, Elizabeth Temkin, Michal Ish Shalom, David Schwartz, Yehuda Carmeli and Mitchell J. Schwaber

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:96

    Content type: Short report

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  33. Surgical site infections (SSI) are among the most frequently occurring healthcare-associated infections worldwide. Various analyses to determine risk factors have been conducted in the past, generally attribut...

    Authors: Seven Johannes Sam Aghdassi, Christin Schröder and Petra Gastmeier

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:95

    Content type: Research

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  34. Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strains were once confined to hospitals however, in the last 20 years MRSA infections have emerged in the community in people with no prior exposure to hospitals...

    Authors: David Patrick Kateete, Freddie Bwanga, Jeremiah Seni, Raymond Mayanja, Edgar Kigozi, Brian Mujuni, Fred K. Ashaba, Hannington Baluku, Christine F. Najjuka, Karin Källander, Elizeus Rutebemberwa, Benon B. Asiimwe and Moses L. Joloba

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:94

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  35. Hand hygiene (HH) is considered to be the single most effective measure in preventing healthcare-associated infections. However, HH compliance rates among nurses and doctors in hospitals are often very low. Fe...

    Authors: Yulia Rosa Saharman, Damiat Aoulad Fares, Souhaib El-Atmani, Rudyanto Sedono, Dita Aditianingsih, Anis Karuniawati, Joost van Rosmalen, Henri A. Verbrugh and Juliëtte A. Severin

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:93

    Content type: Research

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  36. Standard hygiene precautions are an effective way of controlling healthcare-associated infections. Nevertheless, compliance with hand hygiene (HH) guidelines among healthcare workers (HCWs) is often poor, and ...

    Authors: Valentina Baccolini, Valeria D’Egidio, Pasquale de Soccio, Giuseppe Migliara, Azzurra Massimi, Francesco Alessandri, Guglielmo Tellan, Carolina Marzuillo, Corrado De Vito, Marco Vito Ranieri and Paolo Villari

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:92

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  37. A Surgical Unit-based Safety Programme (SUSP) has been shown to improve perioperative prevention practices and to reduce surgical site infections (SSI). It is critical to understand the factors influencing the...

    Authors: Lauren Clack, Ursina Willi, Sean Berenholtz, Alexander M. Aiken, Benedetta Allegranzi and Hugo Sax

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:91

    Content type: Research

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  38. Gram-positive bacteria are dangerous and challenging agents of infection due to their increasing resistance to antibiotics. We aim to analyse the epidemiology and risk factors of methicillin-resistant Staphylococ...

    Authors: Lin Huang, Rong Zhang, Yanyan Hu, Hongwei Zhou, Junmin Cao, Huoyang Lv, Shi Chen, Shibiao Ding and Gongxiang Chen

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:90

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  39. Candidemia is still a common life-threatening disease and causes significant morbidity and mortality, especially in critically ill patients. We conducted this study to analyze the epidemiology, clinical charac...

    Authors: Zengli Xiao, Qi Wang, Fengxue Zhu and Youzhong An

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:89

    Content type: Research

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  40. Invasive aspergillosis (IA) is an opportunistic fungal infection that mostly occurs in immunocompromised patients, such as those having hematologic malignancy or receiving hematopoietic stem cell transplantati...

    Authors: Joung Ha Park, Seung Hee Ryu, Jeong Young Lee, Hyeon Jeong Kim, Sun Hee Kwak, Jiwon Jung, Jina Lee, Heungsup Sung and Sung-Han Kim

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:88

    Content type: Research

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  41. Around 5–15% of all hospital patients worldwide suffer from healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), and years of excessive antimicrobial use in human and animal medicine have created emerging antimicrobial re...

    Authors: Walter Zingg, Julie Storr, Benjamin J. Park, Raheelah Ahmad, Carolyn Tarrant, Enrique Castro-Sanchez, Sara Tomczyk, Claire Kilpatrick, Benedetta Allegranzi, Denise Cardo and Didier Pittet

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:87

    Content type: Research

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  42. Bacterial bloodstream infections (BSIs) cause high morbidity and mortality worldwide in humans, but the pathogenic spectrum varies from region to region. Long-term monitoring of the pathogenic spectrum and cha...

    Authors: Lei Tian, Zhen Zhang and Ziyong Sun

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:86

    Content type: Research

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  43. Given global issues with antimicrobial resistance and a need to optimize antimicrobial usage, antimicrobial stewardship (AS) programs are becoming a necessary component of hospitals and are increasingly mandat...

    Authors: E. Rennert-May, J. Conly, G. Chen and B. Dalton

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:85

    Content type: Research

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  44. Acinetobacter baumannii is an emerging pathogen capable of causing hospital-acquired infections (HAIs). It has the ability to survive on environmental surfaces for months, making transmission difficult to control...

    Authors: A. Gramatniece, I. Silamikelis, Ie. Zahare, V. Urtans, Ir. Zahare, E. Dimina, M. Saule, A. Balode, I. Radovica-Spalvina, J. Klovins, D. Fridmanis and U. Dumpis

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:84

    Content type: Research

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  45. The high burden of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is partially due to excessive antimicrobial use both in human and animal medicine worldwide. How can technology hel...

    Authors: Walter Zingg, Benjamin J. Park, Julie Storr, Raheelah Ahmad, Carolyn Tarrant, Enrique Castro-Sanchez, Eli Perencevich, Andreas Widmer, Karl-Heinz Krause, Claire Kilpatrick, Sara Tomczyk, Benedetta Allegranzi, Denise Cardo and Didier Pittet

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:83

    Content type: Research

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  46. Standard precautions are essential to prevent pathogen transmission and nosocomial infections. We assessed learning effect (primary outcome) and satisfaction (secondary outcome) of watching a 5-min humorous “e...

    Authors: Aline Wolfensberger, Alexia Anagnostopoulos, Lauren Clack, Marie-Theres Meier, Stefan P. Kuster and Hugo Sax

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:82

    Content type: Research

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  47. The aim of the study was to evaluate the composition and the temporal evolution of the oropharyngeal microbiome in antibiotic-naïve patients requiring mechanical ventilation and to gain new insights into the p...

    Authors: Rami Sommerstein, Tobias M. Merz, Sabine Berger, Julia G. Kraemer, Jonas Marschall and Markus Hilty

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:81

    Content type: Research

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  48. Frequency of extended-spectrum-β-lactamase-producing clinical isolates is increasing worldwide. This is a multi-center study which was aimed to check the frequency of third-generation cephalosporin resistance and...

    Authors: Samyyia Abrar, Noor Ul Ain, Huma Liaqat, Shahida Hussain, Farhan Rasheed and Saba Riaz

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:80

    Content type: Research

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  49. Needlestick accidents while handling of infectious material in research laboratories can lead to life-threatening infections in laboratory personnel. In laboratories working with the lymphocytic choriomeningit...

    Authors: Sarah Dräger, Anna-Friederike Marx, Fiona Pigny, Pascal Cherpillod, Philip Eisermann, Parham Sendi and Andreas F. Widmer

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:77

    Content type: Case report

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:141