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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Increasing bacterial resistance to antibiotics is a serious problem worldwide. We sought to record the acquisition of antibiotic-resistant Escherichia coli (E. coli) in healthy infants in Northern Thailand and in...

    Authors: Benjamin Hetzer, Dorothea Orth-Höller, Reinhard Würzner, Peter Kreidl, Michaela Lackner, Thomas Müller, Ludwig Knabl, Daniel Rudolf Geisler-Moroder, Alexander Mellmann, Özcan Sesli, Jeanett Holzknecht, Damia Noce, Orawan Boonpala, Noppadon Akarathum, Somporn Chotinaruemol, Martina Prelog…

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:79

    Content type: Research

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  11. The recommendations of learned societies mention risk factors for the presence of multidrug resistant bacteria in hospital-acquired infections, but they do not propose a scoring system to guide empiric antibio...

    Authors: Laura Teysseyre, Cyril Ferdynus, Guillaume Miltgen, Thomas Lair, Thomas Aujoulat, Nathalie Lugagne, Nicolas Allou and Jérôme Allyn

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:78

    Content type: Research

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  12. 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

  13. Education is a cornerstone strategy to prevent health-associated infections. Trainings benefit from being interactive, simulation-based, team-orientated, and early in professional socialization. We conceived a...

    Authors: Jan Breckwoldt, Monika Knecht, Ralph Massée, Barbara Flach, Caroline Hofmann-Huber, Sylvia Kaap-Fröhlich, Claudia M. Witt, Ruth Aeberhard and Hugo Sax

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:75

    Content type: Research

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  14. Healthcare-associated infection (HAI) is a major challenge for patient safety worldwide, and is further complicated by antimicrobial resistance (AMR) due to excessive antimicrobial use in both humans and anima...

    Authors: Walter Zingg, Julie Storr, Benjamin J. Park, John A. Jernigan, Stephan Harbarth, M. Lindsay Grayson, Evelina Tacconelli, Benedetta Allegranzi, Denise Cardo and Didier Pittet

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:74

    Content type: Research

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  15. Healthcare-associated infections (HAI) pose a burden on healthcare providers worldwide. To prevent HAI and strengthen infection prevention and control (IPC) structures, the WHO has developed a variety of tools...

    Authors: Seven Johannes Sam Aghdassi, Sonja Hansen, Peter Bischoff, Michael Behnke and Petra Gastmeier

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:73

    Content type: Research

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  16. Infections due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) cause serious health risks and significant economic burdens and the preferred drugs are still controversial.

    Authors: Ying Zhang, Yan Wang, Mieke L. Van Driel, Treasure M. McGuire, Tao Zhang, Yuzhu Dong, Yang Liu, Leichao Liu, Ruifang Hao, Lu Cao, Jianfeng Xing and Yalin Dong

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:72

    Content type: Research

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  17. Overdiagnosis and overtreatment of urinary tract infection (UTI) with antibiotics is a concern. In older adults, diagnosis of UTI using near-patient urine tests (reagent strip tests, dipsticks) is advised agai...

    Authors: Emily Rousham, Michael Cooper, Emily Petherick, Paula Saukko and Beryl Oppenheim

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:71

    Content type: Research

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  18. In order to shorten the course of treatment and its effectiveness, it is essential to gain an in-depth insight into the drug resistance mechanisms of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M. tuberculosis).

    Authors: Hasan Ghajavand, Mansour Kargarpour Kamakoli, Sharareh Khanipour, Shahin Pourazar Dizaji, Morteza Masoumi, Fatemeh Rahimi Jamnani, Abolfazl Fateh, Mehdi Yaseri, Seyed Davar Siadat and Farzam Vaziri

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:70

    Content type: Research

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  19. Although surgical site infection after craniotomy (SSI-CRAN) is a serious complication, risk factors for its development have not been well defined. We aim to identify the risk factors for developing SSI-CRAN ...

    Authors: Emilio Jiménez-Martínez, Guillermo Cuervo, Ana Hornero, Pilar Ciercoles, Andres Gabarrós, Carmen Cabellos, Ivan Pelegrin, Dolores García-Somoza, Jordi Adamuz, Jordi Carratalà and Miquel Pujol

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:69

    Content type: Research

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  20. Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PA) is a leading cause of nosocomial infections, and carbapenem non-susceptible strains are a major threat to patient safety.

    Authors: Qingyi Shi, Chen Huang, Tingting Xiao, Zhenzhu Wu and Yonghong Xiao

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:68

    Content type: Research

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  21. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is an emerging threat to public health worldwide. A significant evidence has suggested that the knowledge and attitude trends among the community, pharmacists and physicians can ...

    Authors: Hassan Waseem, Jafar Ali, Fiza Sarwar, Aroosa Khan, Hamza Saleem Ur Rehman, Mishal Choudri, Nooh Arif, Muhammad Subhan, Aansa Rukya Saleem, Asif Jamal and Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:67

    Content type: Research

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  22. Although antifungals are available and usually used against fungal infections, multidrug-resistant (MDR) fungal pathogens are a growing problem for public health. Moreover, fungal infections have become more p...

    Authors: Hanane Yousfi, Stéphane Ranque, Jean-Marc Rolain and Fadi Bittar

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:66

    Content type: Research

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  23. Coagulase-negative staphylococci (CoNS) are one of the major opportunistic pathogens and the incidence of CoNS bacteraemia is increasing. However, most of the CoNS-positive blood cultures are contaminants rath...

    Authors: Jiewei Cui, Zhixin Liang, Zhenfei Mo and Jianpeng Zhang

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:65

    Content type: Research

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  24. 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

    Content type: Research

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  25. 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

    Content type: Research

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  26. 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

    Content type: Research

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  27. 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

    Content type: Commentary

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  28. 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

    Content type: Short report

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  29. 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

    Content type: Research

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  30. 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

    Content type: Research

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  31. 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

    Content type: Research

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  32. 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

    Content type: Short report

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  33. 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

    Content type: Research

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  34. 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

    Content type: Research

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  35. 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

    Content type: Research

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  36. 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

    Content type: Research

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  37. 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

    Content type: Research

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  38. 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

    Content type: Research

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  39. 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

    Content type: Research

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  40. 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

    Content type: Research

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  41. 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

    Content type: Review

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  42. 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

    Content type: Research

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  43. 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

    Content type: Research

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  44. 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

    Content type: Research

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  45. 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

    Content type: Research

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  46. 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

    Content type: Research

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