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  1. Social media may provide a tool, when coupled with a patient-included™ conference, to enhance the engagement among the general public. We describe authors and potential readers of Twitter content surrounding a...

    Authors: Romain Martischang, Ermira Tartari, Claire Kilpatrick, Graham Mackenzie, Vanessa Carter, Enrique Castro-Sánchez, Hilda Márquez-Villarreal, Jonathan A. Otter, Eli Perencevich, Denise Silber, Julie Storr, Jason Tetro, Andreas Voss and Didier Pittet

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:20

    Content type: Research

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  2. Stenotrophomonas maltophilia (S. maltophilia) is an opportunistic and nosocomial pathogen that can cause an invasive and fatal infection, particularly in hospitalized and immunocompromised patients. However, litt...

    Authors: Mohammed Alsuhaibani, Alanoud Aljarbou, Sahar Althawadi, Abdulrahman Alsweed and Sami Al-Hajjar

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:19

    Content type: Research

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  3. The relationship between antibiotic use and antimicrobial resistance varies with cultural, socio-economic, and environmental factors. We examined these relationships in Kibera, an informal settlement in Nairob...

    Authors: Sylvia Omulo, Eric T. Lofgren, Svetlana Lockwood, Samuel M. Thumbi, Godfrey Bigogo, Alice Ouma, Jennifer R. Verani, Bonventure Juma, M. Kariuki Njenga, Samuel Kariuki, Terry F. McElwain, Guy H. Palmer and Douglas R. Call

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:18

    Content type: Research

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  4. Cutibacterium acnes is part of the anaerobic skin microbiome and resides in deeper skin layers. The organism is an agent of surgical site infections (SSI) in shoulder surgery. We hypothesized that prolonged skin ...

    Authors: Dorothea Dörfel, Matthias Maiwald, Georg Daeschlein, Gerald Müller, Robert Hudek, Ojan Assadian, Günter Kampf, Thomas Kohlmann, Julian Camill Harnoss and Axel Kramer

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:17

    Content type: Research

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  5. Bloodstream infection (BSI) caused by multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (MDR-AB) has been increasingly observed among hospitalized patients. The following study analyzed the epidemiology and microbiolog...

    Authors: Kaihang Yu, Weiliang Zeng, Ye Xu, Wenli Liao, Wenya Xu, Tieli Zhou, Jianming Cao and Lijiang Chen

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:16

    Content type: Research

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  6. Antibiotic prescribing is common worldwide. There are several original studies about antibiotic prescribing in the healthcare setting of Iran reporting different levels of prescribing. The aim of this systemat...

    Authors: Ehsan Nabovati, Zhila TaherZadeh, Saeid Eslami, Ameen Abu-Hanna and Reza Abbasi

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:15

    Content type: Review

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  7. Elderly residents in long-term care facilities (LTCFs) are vulnerable to healthcare-associated infections. Although hand hygiene is a leading measure for preventing infection, the compliance of healthcare work...

    Authors: Dominique Lescure, Anja Haenen, Sabine de Greeff, Andreas Voss, Anita Huis and Marlies Hulscher

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:14

    Content type: Research

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  8. The development of antimicrobial resistance, which is partially attributable to the overuse and/or misuse of antibiotics in health care, is one of the greatest global public health challenges. In Sub-Saharan A...

    Authors: Sewunet Admasu Belachew, Lisa Hall and Linda A. Selvey

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:13

    Content type: Review

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  9. Preoperative antibiotic prophylaxis is essential for preventing surgical site infection (SSI). The aim of this study was to evaluate compliance with international and local recommendations in caesarean deliver...

    Authors: Katherine Romero Viamonte, Adrian Salvent Tames, Rosa Sepúlveda Correa, María Victoria Rojo Manteca and Ana Martín-Suárez

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:12

    Content type: Research

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  10. In intensive care units (ICUs) treating patients with Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) invasive ventilation poses a high risk for aerosol and droplet formation. Surface contamination of severe acute respira...

    Authors: Daniel A. Hofmaenner, Pedro David Wendel Garcia, Branko Duvnjak, Bhavya Chakrakodi, Julian D. Maier, Michael Huber, Jon Huder, Aline Wolfensberger, Peter W. Schreiber, Reto A. Schuepbach, Annelies S. Zinkernagel, Philipp K. Buehler and Silvio D. Brugger

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:11

    Content type: Research

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  11. Translating research into practice is a central priority within the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Roadmap. The underlying aim of the NIH Roadmap is to accelerate the movement of scientific findings into ...

    Authors: Rostam Jalali, Amin Hosseinian-Far and Masoud Mohammadi

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:10

    Content type: Commentary

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  12. With the wide use of florfenicol to prevent and treat the bacterial infection of domestic animals, the emergence of the florfenicol resistance bacteria is increasingly serious. It is very important to elucidat...

    Authors: Chongyang Wu, Xueya Zhang, Jialei Liang, Qiaoling Li, Hailong Lin, Chaoqin Lin, Hongmao Liu, Danying Zhou, Wei Lu, Zhewei Sun, Xi Lin, Hailin Zhang, Kewei Li, Teng Xu, Qiyu Bao and Junwan Lu

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:9

    Content type: Research

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  13. Healthcare associated infections (HAI) are estimated to affect up to 15% of hospital inpatients in low-income countries (LICs). A critical but often neglected aspect of HAI prevention is basic environmental hy...

    Authors: Giorgia Gon, Abdunoor M. Kabanywanyi, Petri Blinkhoff, Simon Cousens, Stephanie J. Dancer, Wendy J. Graham, Joseph Hokororo, Fatuma Manzi, Tanya Marchant, Dickson Mkoka, Emma Morrison, Sarah Mswata, Shefali Oza, Loveday Penn-Kekana, Yovitha Sedekia, Sandra Virgo…

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:8

    Content type: Research

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  14. To compile current published reports on nosocomial outbreaks of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), evaluate the role of healthcare workers (HCWs) in transmission, and evaluate outbre...

    Authors: Mohamed Abbas, Tomás Robalo Nunes, Romain Martischang, Walter Zingg, Anne Iten, Didier Pittet and Stephan Harbarth

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:7

    Content type: Review

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  15. After wearing powdered gloves, healthcare workers (HCW) are supposed to wash their hands instead of using alcohol-based hand-rub (ABHR). Washing hands takes longer than using ABHR, and the use of powdered glov...

    Authors: Mayra Gonçalves Menegueti, Fernando Bellissimo-Rodrigues, Marcia A. Ciol, Maria Auxiliadora-Martins, Anibal Basile-Filho, Silvia Rita Marin da Silva Canini, Elucir Gir and Ana Maria Laus

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:6

    Content type: Research

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  16. Antibiotic resistance (AR) threats public health in China. National-level estimation of economic burden of AR is lacking. We aimed to quantify the economic costs of AR in inpatients in China.

    Authors: Xuemei Zhen, Cecilia Stålsby Lundborg, Xueshan Sun, Nina Zhu, Shuyan Gu and Hengjin Dong

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:5

    Content type: Research

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  17. To continuously evaluate the effect of environmental cleaning and hand hygiene compliance on the colonization and infection rates of multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (MDR-AB) in the patients within an ...

    Authors: Yang Li, Hai Ge, Hui Zhou, Wanqing Zhou, Jie Zheng, Wei Chen and Xiaoli Cao

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:4

    Content type: Research

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  18. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR), recognised as a serious and growing threat to global health, is promoted by multiple drivers, including antibiotic use in the livestock sector. Thus, understanding factors influ...

    Authors: Angkana Lekagul, Viroj Tangcharoensathien, Marco Liverani, Anne Mills, Jonathan Rushton and Shunmay Yeung

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:3

    Content type: Research

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  19. The rapid spread of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing E. coli (ESBL-EC) is an urgent global health threat. We examined child caretaker knowledge, attitudes, and practices (KAP) towards proper antimicrobi...

    Authors: Rachel Marusinec, Kathleen M. Kurowski, Heather K. Amato, Carlos Saraiva-Garcia, Fernanda Loayza, Liseth Salinas, Gabriel Trueba and Jay P. Graham

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:2

    Content type: Research

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  20. This report describes an outbreak of 71 patients developed B. cepacia urinary tract infection (UTI) by contaminated single-use anesthetic gel.

    Authors: Mingmei Du, Linjian Song, Yan Wang, Jijiang Suo, Yanling Bai, Yubin Xing, Lijun Xie, Bowei Liu, Lu Li, Yanping Luo and Yunxi Liu

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2021 10:1

    Content type: Research

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  21. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends administration of surgical antimicrobial prophylaxis (SAP) in cesarean section prior to incision to prevent surgical site infections (SSI). This study aimed to de...

    Authors: Rami Sommerstein, Jonas Marschall, Andrew Atkinson, Daniel Surbek, Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello, Nicolas Troillet and Andreas F. Widmer

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:201

    Content type: Research

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  22. Assessment of the burden of disease due to antimicrobial-resistant Escherichia coli infections facilitates understanding the scale of the problem and potential impacts, and comparison to other diseases, which all...

    Authors: M. C. MacKinnon, J. M. Sargeant, D. L. Pearl, R. J. Reid-Smith, C. A. Carson, E. J. Parmley and S. A. McEwen

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:200

    Content type: Review

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  23. Adherence observations of health care workers (HCW) revealed deficiencies in the use of recommended personal protective equipment (PPE) among HCW caring in COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 wards during the first peri...

    Authors: Meike M. Neuwirth, Frauke Mattner and Robin Otchwemah

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:199

    Content type: Short report

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  24. Infections caused by Enterobacteriaceae are mainly treated with the β-lactam antibiotics, nevertheless, the emergence of species with plasmid-borne β-lactamases has decreased the efficacy of these antibiotics. Th...

    Authors: Ebtisam S. Mohamed, Rasha M. M. Khairy and Soha S. Abdelrahim

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:198

    Content type: Research

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  25. Long-term treatment with azithromycin is a therapeutic option in Cystic Fibrosis (CF) patients chronically infected with P. aeruginosa. It was recently shown that azithromycin has direct antimicrobial activity wh...

    Authors: Michael Sörensen, Bakhodur Khakimov, Dennis Nurjadi, Sébastien Boutin, Buqing Yi, Alexander H. Dalpke and Tatjana Eigenbrod

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:197

    Content type: Short report

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  26. The emerging COVID-19 pandemic poses many difficulties to medical professionals. One of them is the need to use personal protective equipment (PPE) in order to protect themselves and their families, while not ...

    Authors: Einat Seidel, Shahar Luski, Yaarit Ribak, Ahmed Nama, Takeshi Saraya, Toshiaki Nishiyama, Yonatan Oster and Ran Nir-Paz

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:196

    Content type: Commentary

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  27. This study sought to assess the effectiveness and return on investment (ROI) of a multifaceted intervention aimed at improving antibiotic prescribing for acute respiratory infections in primary care.

    Authors: Adolfo Figueiras, Paula López-Vázquez, Cristian Gonzalez-Gonzalez, Juan Manuel Vázquez-Lago, María Piñeiro-Lamas, Ana López-Durán, Coro Sánchez, María Teresa Herdeiro and Maruxa Zapata-Cachafeiro

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:195

    Content type: Research

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  28. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) represents one of the biggest threats to health globally. This cross-sectional study determined knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) regarding antimicrobial use (AMU) and AMR...

    Authors: Calvin Sindato, Leonard E. G. Mboera, Bugwesa Z. Katale, Gasto Frumence, Sharadhuli Kimera, Taane G. Clark, Helena Legido-Quigley, Stephen E. Mshana, Mark M. Rweyemamu and Mecky Matee

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:194

    Content type: Research

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  29. Owing to their resistance to an important class of antibiotics, the prevention and treatment of carbapenem-resistant (CR)/non-susceptible Gram-negative (GN) infections has become an important public health obj...

    Authors: Esther E. Avendano, Gowri Raman, Jeffrey Chan and Eilish McCann

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:193

    Content type: Research

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  30. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) represents an unprecedented healthcare challenge. Various SARS-CoV-2 outbreaks in healthcare facilitie...

    Authors: Sandra Schneider, Brar Piening, Pauline Assina Nouri-Pasovsky, Anne Caroline Krüger, Petra Gastmeier and Seven Johannes Sam Aghdassi

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:192

    Content type: Research

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  31. Super-spreaders are individuals infecting disproportionately large numbers of contacts. They probably play a crucial role in the transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). We...

    Authors: Dana Weissberg, Jürg Böni, Silvana K. Rampini, Verena Kufner, Maryam Zaheri, Peter W. Schreiber, Irene A. Abela, Michael Huber, Hugo Sax and Aline Wolfensberger

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:191

    Content type: Research

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  32. Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) was officially declared a pandemic in March 2020. Many cases of COVID-19 are nosocomial, but to the best of our knowledge, no nosocomial outbreaks on psychiatric departments of s...

    Authors: J. J. E. Rovers, L. S. van de Linde, N. Kenters, E. M. Bisseling, D. F. Nieuwenhuijse, B. B. Oude Munnink, A. Voss and M. Nabuurs-Franssen

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:190

    Content type: Research

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  33. Placement of central-venous catheters (CVCs) is an essential practice in the management of hospitalized patients, however, insertion at the commonly used sites has often the potential of inducing major complic...

    Authors: Vassiliki Pitiriga, Petros Kanellopoulos, Ioannis Bakalis, Elsa Kampos, Ioannis Sagris, George Saroglou and Athanasios Tsakris

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:189

    Content type: Research

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  34. Surgical site infections (SSI) are rare but severe complications after total joint arthroplasty (TJA). Decolonization measures prior to elective orthopedic surgeries have shown to reduce the risk of SSI with Stap...

    Authors: Björn Wandhoff, Christin Schröder, Ulrich Nöth, Robert Krause, Burkhard Schmidt, Stephan David, Eike-Eric Scheller, Friedrich Jahn, Michael Behnke, Petra Gastmeier and Tobias Siegfried Kramer

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:188

    Content type: Research

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

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

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:187

    Content type: Research

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

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

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:186

    Content type: Review

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

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

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:185

    Content type: Research

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

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

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:184

    Content type: Research

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

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

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:183

    Content type: Review

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

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

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:182

    Content type: Research

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

    Authors: Sunil Pokharel, Priyanka Shrestha and Bipin Adhikari

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:181

    Content type: Commentary

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

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

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:180

    Content type: Case report

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

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

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:179

    Content type: Meeting Report

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

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

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:177

    Content type: Research

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

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

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:176

    Content type: Research

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

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

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:175

    Content type: Research

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

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

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:174

    Content type: Research

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

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

    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 2020 9:173

    Content type: Research

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