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  1. 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

    Content type: Research

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  2. 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

    Content type: Short report

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  3. 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

    Content type: Research

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  4. 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

    Content type: Review

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  5. 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

    Content type: Research

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  6. 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

    Content type: Research

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  7. 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

    Content type: Research

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  8. 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

    Content type: Research

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  9. 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

    Content type: Research

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  10. 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

    Content type: Case report

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  11. 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

    Content type: Research

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  12. 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

    Content type: Research

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  13. 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

    Content type: Research

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  14. 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

    Content type: Research

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  15. 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

    Content type: Research

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  16. 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

    Content type: Research

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  17. 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

    Content type: Research

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  18. 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

    Content type: Research

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  19. 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

    Content type: Review

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  20. 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

    Content type: Research

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  21. 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

    Content type: Research

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  22. 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

    Content type: Research

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  23. This nation-wide survey on the epidemiology of vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) included 142 healthcare institutions and showed an increasing number of VRE colonizations and infections in Switzerland, pr...

    Authors: Niccolò Buetti, Nasstasja Wassilew, Viktorija Rion, Laurence Senn, Céline Gardiol, Andreas Widmer and Jonas Marschall

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:16

    Content type: Short report

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  24. 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

    Content type: Research

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  25. 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

    Content type: Research

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  26. This study aims to determine the effectiveness of an Antimicrobial Stewardship Program based on a Clinical Pathway (CP) to improve appropriateness in perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis (PAP).

    Authors: Daniele Donà, Dora Luise, Enrico La Pergola, Genni Montemezzo, Annachiara Frigo, Rebecca Lundin, Theoklis Zaoutis, Piergiorgio Gamba and Carlo Giaquinto

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:13

    Content type: Research

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  27. Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is known as one of the most important causes of nosocomial infections. The main objective of this study was to evaluate the presence of Clostridium difficile in the stool of ...

    Authors: Parisa Shoaei, Hasan Shojaei, Farzin Khorvash, Sayed Mohsen Hosseini, Behrooz Ataei, Hossein Tavakoli, Mohammad Jalali and J. Scott Weese

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:12

    Content type: Research

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  28. The original article [1] contains an error in the Safety analysis sub-section of the results regarding the reported mean creatinine level.

    Authors: Sijun Pan, Xiaofang Huang, Yesong Wang, Li Li, Changyun Zhao, Zhongxiang Yao, Wei Cui and Gensheng Zhang

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:11

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    The original article was published in Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:8

  29. Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:10

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:92

  30. In China, although tremendous efforts has been made, the HIV/AIDS is still not controlled.

    Authors: Linchuan Wang, Yao Xiao, Xu-Dong Tian, Jin-xiong Ruan, Wei Chen and Yan Yu

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:9

    Content type: Research

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  31. To determine whether infection-prevention and control (IPC) interventions can reduce the colonisation and infection of intensive care unit (ICU)-acquired carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (CRKP) in a gen...

    Authors: Meiling Li, Xiaoli Wang, Jiahui Wang, Ruoming Tan, Jingyong Sun, Lei Li, Jie Huang, Jun Wu, Qiuying Gu, Yujin Zhao, Jialin Liu and Hongping Qu

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:8

    Content type: Research

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  32. Prophylactic antibiotics are commonly prescribed intra-operatively after caesarean section birth, often at high doses. Even so, wound infections are not uncommon and obesity increases the risk. Currently, no i...

    Authors: Charmaine Childs, Nicola Wright, Jon Willmott, Matthew Davies, Karen Kilner, Karen Ousey, Hora Soltani, Priya Madhuvrata and John Stephenson

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:7

    Content type: Research

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  33. Several studies have shown a high prevalence of multi-drug resistant organisms (MDRO) amongst asylum seekers when compared to the general population. The aim of this study is to assess the duration of MDRO car...

    Authors: Sofanne J. Ravensbergen, Christina Louka, Alewijn Ott, John W. Rossen, Darren Cornish, Spyros Pournaras, Erik Bathoorn and Ymkje Stienstra

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:6

    Content type: Research

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  34. China launched a 3-year rectification scheme for the clinical use of antibiotics in 2011, and a specific scheme for carbapenem use in 2017. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of government po...

    Authors: Di Zhang, Kai Cui, Wei Lu, Hehe Bai, Yuyao Zhai, Sasa Hu, Hao Li, Haiyan Dong, Weiyi Feng and Yalin Dong

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:5

    Content type: Research

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  35. Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) is a common cause of ventilator-associated pneumonia. Rapid and accurate detection of lower respiratory tract colonization and/or infection with S. aureus may inform targeted pre...

    Authors: Jasmine Coppens, Liesbet Van Heirstraeten, Alexey Ruzin, Li Yu, Leen Timbermont, Christine Lammens, Veerle Matheeussen, Michael McCarthy, Philippe Jorens, Margareta Ieven, Samir Kumar-Singh, Herman Goossens and Surbhi Malhotra-Kumar

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:4

    Content type: Research

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  36. Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) have a major impact on public health worldwide. Particularly, hospital surfaces contaminated with bacterial pathogens are often the origin of both sporadic cases and out...

    Authors: David A. Montero, Carolina Arellano, Mirka Pardo, Rosa Vera, Ricardo Gálvez, Marcela Cifuentes, María A. Berasain, Marisol Gómez, Claudio Ramírez and Roberto M. Vidal

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:3

    Content type: Research

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  37. Although critical to prevent healthcare-associated infections, hand hygiene (HH) compliance is poor in resource-limited settings. In 2012, three Kenyan hospitals began onsite production of alcohol-based handru...

    Authors: Linus Ndegwa, Kelly M. Hatfield, Ronda Sinkowitz-Cochran, Emily D’Iorio, Neil Gupta, James Kimotho, Tiffanee Woodard, Sandra S. Chaves and Katherine Ellingson

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:2

    Content type: Short report

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  38. Klebsiella pneumoniae bacteremia is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. We aimed to compare the clinical characteristics, distribution of capsular types, and antimicrobial resistance of K. pneumon...

    Authors: Chih-Han Juan, Chien Chuang, Chi-Han Chen, Lo Li and Yi-Tsung Lin

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2019 8:1

    Content type: Research

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  39. Infections caused by third generation cephalosporin-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (3GCREB) are an increasing healthcare problem. We aim to describe the 3GCREB infection incidence and compare it to prevalence upon ...

    Authors: Anna M. Rohde, Janine Zweigner, Miriam Wiese-Posselt, Frank Schwab, Michael Behnke, Axel Kola, Birgit Obermann, Johannes K.-M. Knobloch, Susanne Feihl, Christiane Querbach, Friedemann Gebhardt, Alexander Mischnik, Vera Ihle, Wiebke Schröder, Sabina Armean, Silke Peter…

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:159

    Content type: Research

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  40. We report nosocomial transmission of multi-resistant serotype 15A Streptococcus pneumoniae (MRSP) that resulted in two lower respiratory tract infections in a centre for chronic pulmonary diseases. This outbreak ...

    Authors: Guido J. H. Bastiaens, Amelieke J. H. Cremers, Jordy P. M. Coolen, Mayke T. Nillesen, Martin J. Boeree, Joost Hopman and Heiman F. L. Wertheim

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:158

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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  41. Healthcare workers (HCWs) use personal protective equipment (PPE) in Ebola virus disease (EVD) situations. However, preventing the contamination of HCWs and the environment during PPE removal crucially require...

    Authors: Lorna K. P. Suen, Yue Ping Guo, Danny W. K. Tong, Polly H. M. Leung, David Lung, Mandy S. P. Ng, Timothy K. H. Lai, Kiki Y. K. Lo, Cypher H. Au-Yeung and Winnie Yu

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:157

    Content type: Research

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  42. Estimating the baseline antimicrobial consumption is extremely important to monitor the impact of antimicrobial stewardship activities that aim to reduce the burden and cost of antimicrobial consumption.

    Authors: Hanan H. Balkhy, Aiman El-Saed, Ashraf El-Metwally, Yaseen M. Arabi, Sameera M. Aljohany, Muayed Al Zaibag, Salim Baharoon and Adel F. Alothman

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:156

    Content type: Research

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  43. Contamination of the inanimate environment around patients constitutes an important reservoir of MRSA. Here we describe the effect of introducing a universal disinfection wipe in all wards on the rates of MRSA...

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

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:155

    Content type: Research

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  44. Antimicrobial disinfectants are used as primary treatment options against pathogens on surfaces in healthcare facilities to help prevent healthcare associated infections (HAIs). On many surfaces, pathogenic mi...

    Authors: Caitlinn B. Lineback, Carine A. Nkemngong, Sophie Tongyu Wu, Xiaobao Li, Peter J. Teska and Haley F. Oliver

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:154

    Content type: Research

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  45. Endoscopy related infections represent an important threat for healthcare systems worldwide. Recent outbreaks of infections with multidrug resistant micro-organisms have highlighted the problems of contaminate...

    Authors: N. Kenters, E. Tartari, J. Hopman, Rehab H. El-Sokkary, M. Nagao, K. Marimuthu, M. C. Vos, E. G. W. Huijskens and Andreas Voss

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:153

    Content type: Research

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  46. Antimicrobial activity of tigecycline and comparator agents was assessedin vitroagainst 27857 isolates source from blood samples collected between 2012 and 2016 as part of the Tigecycline Evaluation and Surveilla...

    Authors: Zhijie Zhang, Meng Chen, Ying Yu, Sisi Pan and Yong Liu

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:152

    Content type: Research

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  47. Treating M. abscessus infection is challenging due to the potent β-lactamase BlaMab (Beta-lactamase of M. abscessus). Avibactam is a non-β-lactam, β-lactamase inhibitor shown to inhibit BlaMab. We tested whether ...

    Authors: Michal Meir, Pablo Bifani and Daniel Barkan

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:151

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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  48. Hospital acquired infections (HAI) are principal threats to the patients of intensive care units. An increase in the antimicrobial resistance (AMR) observed in gram negative bacteria is a great challenge to de...

    Authors: D. Nagarjuna, Gajanand Mittal, Rakesh Singh Dhanda, Rajni Gaind and Manisha Yadav

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:150

    Content type: Research

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  49. Antibiotic resistance is a global burden and reduction of antimicrobial resistance requires change in antimicrobial prescribing behavior of health workers. The current study aimed to evaluate the attitude and ...

    Authors: Amanual Getnet Mersha

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:149

    Content type: Research

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  50. We aimed to estimate the prevalence of faecal carriage of extended-spectrum cephalosporin (ESC) resistant E. coli and K. pneumoniae (ESCr-EK) and vancomycin resistant enterococci (VRE) in patients upon hospital a...

    Authors: Laura Espenhain, Silje Bakken Jørgensen, Truls Michael Leegaard, Michaela Marie Lelek, Siri Haug Hänsgen, Britt Nakstad, Marianne Sunde and Martin Steinbakk

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2018 7:146

    Content type: Research

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