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Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control

Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 1/2017

Ausgabe 1/2017

Inhaltsverzeichnis ( 129 Artikel )

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Bacterial etiology of bloodstream infections and antimicrobial resistance in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2005–2014

Dilruba Ahmed, Md Ausrafuggaman Nahid, Abdullah Bashar Sami, Farhana Halim, Nasrin Akter, Tuhin Sadique, Md Sohel Rana, Md Shahriar Bin Elahi, Md Mahbubur Rahman

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Implementation of the WHO multimodal Hand Hygiene Improvement Strategy in a University Hospital in Central Ethiopia

Frieder Pfäfflin, Tafese Beyene Tufa, Million Getachew, Tsehaynesh Nigussie, Andreas Schönfeld, Dieter Häussinger, Torsten Feldt, Nicole Schmidt

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Shiga (Vero)-toxin producing Escherichia coli isolated from the hospital foods; virulence factors, o-serogroups and antimicrobial resistance properties

Reza Ranjbar, Mojtaba Masoudimanesh, Farhad Safarpoor Dehkordi, Nematollah Jonaidi-Jafari, Ebrahim Rahimi

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The emergence of carbapenem resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae in Malaysia: correlation between microbiological trends with host characteristics and clinical factors

Ye-Mun Low, Polly Soo-Xi Yap, Kartini Abdul Jabar, Sasheela Ponnampalavanar, Rina Karunakaran, Rukumani Velayuthan, Chun-Wie Chong, Sazaly Abu Bakar, Mohd Yasim Md Yusof, Cindy Shuan-Ju Teh

01.12.2017 | Guidelines article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Core components for effective infection prevention and control programmes: new WHO evidence-based recommendations

Julie Storr, Anthony Twyman, Walter Zingg, Nizam Damani, Claire Kilpatrick, Jacqui Reilly, Lesley Price, Matthias Egger, M. Lindsay Grayson, Edward Kelley, Benedetta Allegranzi, the WHO Guidelines Development Group

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

A prospective survey of Pseudomonas aeruginosa colonization and infection in the intensive care unit

Regev Cohen, Frida Babushkin, Shoshana Cohen, Marina Afraimov, Maurice Shapiro, Martina Uda, Efrat Khabra, Amos Adler, Ronen Ben Ami, Svetlana Paikin

01.12.2017 | Letter to the Editor | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Effect of handrubbing using locally-manufactured alcohol-based handrubs in paediatric wards in Harare, Zimbabwe

Muchaneta Gudza-Mugabe, Marcelyn T. Magwenzi, Hilda A. Mujuru, Mutsa Bwakura-Dangarembizi, Valerie Robertson, Alexander M. Aiken

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

High rates of multidrug resistance among uropathogenic Escherichia coli in children and analyses of ESBL producers from Nepal

Narayan Prasad Parajuli, Pooja Maharjan, Hridaya Parajuli, Govardhan Joshi, Deliya Paudel, Sujan Sayami, Puspa Raj Khanal

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Carriage of antibiotic-resistant Enterobacteriaceae in hospitalised children in tertiary hospitals in Harare, Zimbabwe

Marcelyn T. Magwenzi, Muchaneta Gudza-Mugabe, Hilda A. Mujuru, Mutsa Dangarembizi-Bwakura, Valerie Robertson, Alexander M. Aiken

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Behaviour change interventions to influence antimicrobial prescribing: a cross-sectional analysis of reports from UK state-of-the-art scientific conferences

T. M. Rawson, L. S. P. Moore, A. M. Tivey, A. Tsao, M. Gilchrist, E. Charani, A. H. Holmes

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Implementation of short incubation MALDI-TOF MS identification from positive blood cultures in routine diagnostics and effects on empiric antimicrobial therapy

Robin Köck, Jörg Wüllenweber, Dagmar Horn, Christian Lanckohr, Karsten Becker, Evgeny A. Idelevich

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Genetic markers associated with resistance to beta-lactam and quinolone antimicrobials in non-typhoidal Salmonella isolates from humans and animals in central Ethiopia

Tadesse Eguale, Josephine Birungi, Daniel Asrat, Moses N. Njahira, Joyce Njuguna, Wondwossen A. Gebreyes, John S. Gunn, Appolinaire Djikeng, Ephrem Engidawork

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Risk factors for relapse or persistence of bacteraemia caused by Enterobacter spp.: a case–control study

Patrick N. A. Harris, Anna M. Peri, Anita M. Pelecanos, Carly M. Hughes, David L. Paterson, John K. Ferguson

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Hospital clones of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus are carried by medical students even before healthcare exposure

Ido Orlin, Assaf Rokney, Avi Onn, Daniel Glikman, Avi Peretz

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Prospective surveillance of healthcare associated infections in a Cambodian pediatric hospital

Pasco Hearn, Thyl Miliya, Soklin Seng, Chanpheaktra Ngoun, Nicholas P. J. Day, Yoel Lubell, Claudia Turner, Paul Turner

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Anti-bacterial efficacy of alcoholic hand rubs in the Kenyan market, 2015

Missiani Ochwoto, Lucy Muita, Keith Talaam, Cecilia Wanjala, Frank Ogeto, Faith Wachira, Saida Osman, James Kimotho, Linus Ndegwa

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Complications with peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) used in hospitalized patients and outpatients: a prospective cohort study

Delphine Grau, Béatrice Clarivet, Anne Lotthé, Sébastien Bommart, Sylvie Parer

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Detection of diverse genotypes of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus from hospital personnel and the environment in Armenia

Hermine V. Mkrtchyan, Zhen Xu, Maria Yacoub, Mary M. Ter-Stepanyan, Hayk D. Karapetyan, Angela M. Kearns, Ronald R. Cutler, Bruno Pichon, Armen Dz Hambardzumyan

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Ralstonia mannitolilytica infections in an oncologic day ward: description of a cluster among high-risk patients

Claudia Lucarelli, Enea Gino Di Domenico, Luigi Toma, Domenico Bracco, Grazia Prignano, Maria Fortunati, Lorella Pelagalli, Fabrizio Ensoli, Patrizio Pezzotti, Aurora García-Fernández, Annalisa Pantosti, Loredana Ingrosso

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Co-existence of bla OXA-23 and bla NDM-1 genes of Acinetobacter baumannii isolated from Nepal: antimicrobial resistance and clinical significance

Prabhu Raj Joshi, Mahesh Acharya, Trishna Kakshapati, Udomluk Leungtongkam, Rapee Thummeepak, Sutthirat Sitthisak

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Management of a cluster of Clostridium difficile infections among patients with osteoarticular infections

Jacqueline Färber, Sebastian Illiger, Fabian Berger, Barbara Gärtner, Lutz von Müller, Christoph H. Lohmann, Katja Bauer, Christina Grabau, Stefanie Zibolka, Dirk Schlüter, Gernot Geginat

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Intervening with healthcare workers’ hand hygiene compliance, knowledge, and perception in a limited-resource hospital in Indonesia: a randomized controlled trial study

Dewi Santosaningsih, Dewi Erikawati, Sanarto Santoso, Noorhamdani Noorhamdani, Irene Ratridewi, Didi Candradikusuma, Iin N. Chozin, Thomas E. C. J. Huwae, Gwen van der Donk, Eva van Boven, Anne F. Voor in ’t holt, Henri A. Verbrugh, Juliëtte A. Severin

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The sink as a potential source of transmission of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae in the intensive care unit

Deborah De Geyter, Lieve Blommaert, Nicole Verbraeken, Mark Sevenois, Luc Huyghens, Helena Martini, Lieve Covens, Denis Piérard, Ingrid Wybo

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Transcriptional analysis of bla NDM-1 and copy number alteration under carbapenem stress

Deepjyoti Paul, Amitabha Bhattacharjee, Dibyojyoti Bhattacharjee, Debadatta Dhar, Anand Prakash Maurya, Atanu Chakravarty

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Candidemia in a major regional tertiary referral hospital – epidemiology, practice patterns and outcomes

Jocelyn Qi-Min Teo, Samuel Rocky Candra, Shannon Jing-Yi Lee, Shannon Yu-Hng Chia, Hui Leck, Ai-Ling Tan, Hui-Peng Neo, Kenneth Wei-Liang Leow, Yiying Cai, Rachel Pui-Lai Ee, Tze-Peng Lim, Winnie Lee, Andrea Lay-Hoon Kwa

01.12.2017 | Short report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Screening for fecal carriage of MCR-producing Enterobacteriaceae in healthy humans and primary care patients

Katrin Zurfluh, Roger Stephan, Andreas Widmer, Laurent Poirel, Patrice Nordmann, Hans-Jakob Nüesch, Herbert Hächler, Magdalena Nüesch-Inderbinen

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Retrospective report of antimicrobial susceptibility observed in bacterial pathogens isolated from ocular samples at Mount Sinai Hospital, 2010 to 2015

Marko Oydanich, Tanis C. Dingle, Camille L. Hamula, Claudia Ghisa, Penny Asbell

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Pervasive antibiotic misuse in the Cambodian community: antibiotic-seeking behaviour with unrestricted access

Chhorvoin Om, Frances Daily, Erika Vlieghe, James C. McLaughlin, Mary-Louise McLaws

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Risk factors for Clostridium difficile infection in surgical patients hospitalized in a tertiary hospital in Belgrade, Serbia: a case–control study

Vesna Šuljagić, Ivan Miljković, Srđan Starčević, Nenad Stepić, Zoran Kostić, Dragutin Jovanović, Jelena Brusić-Renaud, Biljana Mijović, Sandra Šipetić-Grujičić

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

MRSA decolonization failure—are biofilms the missing link?

Frank Günther, Brigitte Blessing, Evelina Tacconelli, Nico T. Mutters

01.12.2017 | Letter to the Editor | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Inappropriate prescribing in outpatient healthcare: an evaluation of respiratory infection visits among veterans in teaching versus non-teaching primary care clinics

Diane M. Parente, Tristan T. Timbrook, Aisling R. Caffrey, Kerry L. LaPlante

01.12.2017 | Short report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The incidence of MRSA infections in the United States: is a more comprehensive tracking system needed?

Kevin T. Kavanagh, Said Abusalem, Lindsay E. Calderon

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Barriers and facilitators to infection control at a hospital in northern India: a qualitative study

Anna K. Barker, Kelli Brown, Dawd Siraj, Muneeb Ahsan, Sharmila Sengupta, Nasia Safdar

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

In vitro evaluation of the susceptibility of Acinetobacter baumannii isolates to antiseptics and disinfectants: comparison between clinical and environmental isolates

Sanae Lanjri, Jean Uwingabiye, Mohammed Frikh, Lina Abdellatifi, Jalal Kasouati, Adil Maleb, Abdelouahed Bait, Abdelhay Lemnouer, Mostafa Elouennass

01.12.2017 | Letter to the Editor | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Screening and contact precautions – A survey on infection control measures for multidrug-resistant bacteria in German university hospitals

Lena M. Biehl, Hartmut Bertz, Johannes Bogner, Ute-Helke Dobermann, Johanna Kessel, Carolin Krämer, Sebastian Lemmen, Marie von Lilienfeld-Toal, Silke Peter, Mathias W. Pletz, Holger Rohde, Stefan Schmiedel, Sören Schubert, Andrew J. Ullmann, Gerd Fätkenheuer, Maria J. G. T. Vehreschild

01.12.2017 | Short report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

P. aeruginosa colonization at ICU admission as a risk factor for developing P. aeruginosa ICU pneumonia

Fleur P. Paling, Martin Wolkewitz, Pieter Depuydt, Liesbet de Bus, Frangiscos Sifakis, Marc J. M. Bonten, Jan A. J. W. Kluytmans

01.12.2017 | Commentary | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Clean Your Hands 5th May 2017: 'Fight antibiotic resistance - it's in your hands'

Ermira Tartari, Daniela Pires, Didier Pittet

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Risk factors and outcomes of organ-space surgical site infections after elective colon and rectal surgery

Aina Gomila, Jordi Carratalà, Daniel Camprubí, Evelyn Shaw, Josep Mª Badia, Antoni Cruz, Francesc Aguilar, Carmen Nicolás, Anna Marrón, Laura Mora, Rafel Perez, Lydia Martin, Rosa Vázquez, Ana Felisa Lopez, Enric Limón, Francesc Gudiol, Miquel Pujol, on behalf of VINCat colon surgery group

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Investigation of antimicrobial use at a tertiary care hospital in Southern Punjab, Pakistan using WHO methodology

Muhammad Atif, Muhammad Azeem, Anum Saqib, Shane Scahill

01.12.2017 | Short report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

High burden of Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) fecal carriage at a teaching hospital: cost-effectiveness of screening in low-resource setting

Abdul Rahman Zaidah, Nurul Izzah Mohammad, Siti Suraiya, Azian Harun

01.12.2017 | Short report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Reliability and validity of using telephone calls for post-discharge surveillance of surgical site infection following caesarean section at a tertiary hospital in Tanzania

Boniface Nguhuni, Pasquale De Nardo, Elisa Gentilotti, Zainab Chaula, Caroline Damian, Paola Mencarini, Emanuele Nicastri, Arnold Fulment, Alessandro Piscini, Francesco Vairo, Alexander M. Aiken, Giuseppe Ippolito

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Prevalence and pattern of antibiotic resistance of Staphylococcus aureus isolated from door handles and other points of contact in public hospitals in Ghana

Courage Kosi Setsoafia Saba, Jean Kwadwo Amenyona, Stephen Wilson Kpordze

01.12.2017 | Review | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Patient engagement with surgical site infection prevention: an expert panel perspective

E. Tartari, V. Weterings, P. Gastmeier, J. Rodríguez Baño, A. Widmer, J. Kluytmans, A. Voss

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Sites of colonization in hospitalized patients with infections caused by extended-spectrum beta-lactamase organisms: a prospective cohort study

Zeina A. Kanafani, Sukayna M. Fadlallah, Sarah Assaf, Khalil Anouti, Kohar Annie B. Kissoyan, Jad Sfeir, Tamara Nawar, Mohamad Yasmin, Ghassan M. Matar

01.12.2017 | Review | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The threat of antimicrobial resistance in developing countries: causes and control strategies

James A. Ayukekbong, Michel Ntemgwa, Andrew N. Atabe

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Weekly screening supports terminating nosocomial transmissions of vancomycin-resistant enterococci on an oncologic ward – a retrospective analysis

Stefanie Kampmeier, Dennis Knaack, Annelene Kossow, Stefanie Willems, Christoph Schliemann, Wolfgang E. Berdel, Frank Kipp, Alexander Mellmann

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Colonization of long term care facility patients with MDR-Gram-negatives during an Acinetobacter baumannii outbreak

Ines Zollner-Schwetz, Elisabeth Zechner, Elisabeth Ullrich, Josefa Luxner, Christian Pux, Gerald Pichler, Walter Schippinger, Robert Krause, Eva Leitner

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Characterization of the novel In1059 harbouring VIM gene cassette

Dongguo Wang, Jinhong Yang, Meiyu Fang, Wei He, Ying Zhang, Caixia Liu, Dongsheng Zhou

01.12.2017 | Erratum | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Erratum to: Abstracts from the 8th International Congress of the Asia Pacific Society of Infection Control (APSIC)

Teresa Conceição, Hermínia de Lencastre, Marta Aires-de-Sousa, Rocio Alvarez Marin, Marta Aires de Sousa, Nicolas Kieffer, Patrice Nordmann, Laurent Poirel, Wison Laochareonsuk, Sireekul Petyu, Pawin Wanasitchaiwat, Sutasinee Thana, Chollathip Bunyaphongphan, Woranan Boonsomsuk, Pakpoom Maneepongpermpoon, Silom Jamulitrat, Terrence Rohan Chinniah, Kavitha Prabu, Rashidah Ahmad, Susylawathi Magon, Jauharatud DiniSuhaimi, Aizzuddin Mirasin, Nurul Morni, Boon Chu, Azizah Samsuddin, Aliyah Ahmad, Amalina Sidek, Noraini Ajis, Amalina AbuBakar, Amanie Shafiee, Julaini Safar, Ming-Chin Chan, Chih-Chien Wang, Nattawipa Boonkirdram, Wilawan Picheansathian, Pimpaporn Klunklin, Hang Thi Phan, Anh Pham Phuong Dinh, Tuyet Thi Kim Nguyen

01.12.2017 | Review | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

How externalities impact an evaluation of strategies to prevent antimicrobial resistance in health care organizations

Jenine R. Leal, John Conly, Elizabeth Ann Henderson, Braden J. Manns

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Effectiveness of various cleaning and disinfectant products on Clostridium difficile spores of PCR ribotypes 010, 014 and 027

N. Kenters, E. G. W. Huijskens, S. C. J. de Wit, I. G. J. M. Sanders, J. van Rosmalen, E. J. Kuijper, A. Voss

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Diffusion of clindamycin-resistant and erythromycin-resistant methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA), potential ST398, in United States Veterans Health Administration Hospitals, 2003-2014

Margaret Carrel, Michihiko Goto, Marin L. Schweizer, Michael Z. David, Daniel Livorsi, Eli N. Perencevich

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Surveillance of surgical site infections by Pseudomonas aeruginosa and strain characterization in Tanzanian hospitals does not provide proof for a role of hospital water plumbing systems in transmission

Nyambura Moremi, Heike Claus, Ulrich Vogel, Stephen E. Mshana

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Virulence traits associated with Burkholderia cenocepacia ST856 epidemic strain isolated from cystic fibrosis patients

Milka Malešević, Zorica Vasiljević, Aleksandar Sovtić, Brankica Filipić, Katarina Novović, Milan Kojić, Branko Jovčić

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Antimicrobial susceptibility of Clostridium difficile isolated in Thailand

Papanin Putsathit, Monthira Maneerattanaporn, Pipat Piewngam, Daniel R. Knight, Pattarachai Kiratisin, Thomas V. Riley

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Reduced rate of intensive care unit acquired gram-negative bacilli after removal of sinks and introduction of ‘water-free’ patient care

Joost Hopman, Alma Tostmann, Heiman Wertheim, Maria Bos, Eva Kolwijck, Reinier Akkermans, Patrick Sturm, Andreas Voss, Peter Pickkers, Hans vd Hoeven

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Comparison of subsequent infection in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus nasal carriers between ST72 community-genotype and hospital genotypes: a retrospective cohort study

So Yeon Park, Doo Ryeon Chung, Yu Ri Kang, So Hyun Kim, Sun Young Cho, Young Eun Ha, Cheol-In Kang, Kyong Ran Peck, Jae-Hoon Song

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Effectiveness of surface coatings containing silver ions in bacterial decontamination in a recovery unit

Rafael Manuel Ortí-Lucas, Julio Muñoz-Miguel

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Fecal carriage of extended-spectrum β-lactamase- and carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae in Egyptian patients with community-onset gastrointestinal complaints: a hospital -based cross-sectional study

H.M. Abdallah, N. Alnaiemi, E.A. Reuland, B.B. Wintermans, A. Koek, A.M. Abdelwahab, A. Samy, K.W. Abdelsalam, C.M.J.E. Vandenbroucke-Grauls

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Emerging antimicrobial resistance in early and late-onset neonatal sepsis

Lamiaa Mohsen, Nermin Ramy, Dalia Saied, Dina Akmal, Niveen Salama, Mona M. Abdel Haleim, Hany Aly

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Prevalence of antimicrobial resistant pathogens from blood cultures: results from a laboratory based nationwide surveillance in Ghana

Japheth Awuletey Opintan, Mercy Jemima Newman

01.12.2017 | Short report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Why language matters: a tour through hand hygiene literature

Daniela Pires, Ermira Tartari, Fernando Bellissimo-Rodrigues, Didier Pittet

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Incidence and risk factors for surgical site infections in obstetric and gynecological surgeries from a teaching hospital in rural India

Ashish Pathak, Kalpana Mahadik, Manmat B. Swami, Pulak K. Roy, Megha Sharma, Vijay K. Mahadik, Cecilia Stålsby Lundborg

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

High burden of antimicrobial resistance among gram negative bacteria causing healthcare associated infections in a critical care unit of Nepal

Narayan Prasad Parajuli, Subhash Prasad Acharya, Shyam Kumar Mishra, Keshab Parajuli, Basista Prasad Rijal, Bharat Mani Pokhrel

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Use of 90% ethanol to decontaminate stethoscopes in resource limited settings

Bijendra Raj Raghubanshi, Supriya Sapkota, Arjab Adhikari, Aman Dutta, Utsuk Bhattarai, Rastriyata Bhandari

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

No nosocomial transmission under standard hygiene precautions in short term contact patients in case of an unexpected ESBL or Q&A E. coli positive patient: a one-year prospective cohort study within three regional hospitals

Dennis Souverein, Sjoerd M. Euser, Bjorn L. Herpers, Corry Hattink, Patricia Houtman, Amerens Popma, Jan Kluytmans, John W. A. Rossen, Jeroen W. Den Boer

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Non-prescribed antimicrobial use and associated factors among customers in drug retail outlet in Central Zone of Tigray, northern Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Negash Hadera Gebrekirstos, Birhanu Demeke Workneh, Yosef Sibhatu Gebregiorgis, Kebede Haile Misgina, Negassie Berhe Weldehaweria, Meresa Gebremedhin Weldu, Hailay Siyum Belay

01.12.2017 | Letter to the Editor | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Relationship between hospital ward design and healthcare associated infection rates: what does the evidence really tell us? Comment on Stiller et al. 2016

Jennie Wilson, Andrew Dunnett, Heather Loveday

01.12.2017 | Short report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Influence of glycerol and an alternative humectant on the immediate and 3-hours bactericidal efficacies of two isopropanol-based antiseptics in laboratory experiments in vivo according to EN 12791

Miranda Suchomel, Martina Weinlich, Michael Kundi

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Incidence, clinical characteristics, and outcomes of nosocomial Enterococcus spp. bloodstream infections in a tertiary-care hospital in Beijing, China: a four-year retrospective study

Yangyang Zhang, Mingmei Du, Yan Chang, Liang-an Chen, Qing Zhang

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The impact of methicillin-resistant S. aureus on length of stay, readmissions and costs: a register based case-control study of patients hospitalized in Norway

A. Elizabeth S. Andreassen, Caroline M. Jacobsen, BirgitteFreiesleben de Blasio, Richard White, Ivar Sønbø Kristiansen, Petter Elstrøm

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Antimicrobial use and antimicrobial susceptibility in Escherichia coli on small- and medium-scale pig farms in north-eastern Thailand

G. Ström, M. Halje, D. Karlsson, J. Jiwakanon, M. Pringle, L.-L. Fernström, U. Magnusson

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Antibacterial efficacy of local plants and their contribution to public health in rural Ethiopia

Gutema Taressa Tura, Wondwossen Birke Eshete, Gudina Terefe Tucho

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Evaluation of automated systems for aminoglycosides and fluoroquinolones susceptibility testing for Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae

Zhichang Zhao, Fangjun Lan, Maobai Liu, Weiyuan Chen, Liya Huang, Qili Lin, Bin Li

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Plasmid-mediated mcr-1 colistin resistance in Escherichia coli and Klebsiella spp. clinical isolates from the Western Cape region of South Africa

Mae Newton-Foot, Yolandi Snyman, Motlatji Reratilwe Bonnie Maloba, Andrew Christopher Whitelaw

01.12.2017 | Short report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Knowledge sharing in infection prevention in routine and outbreak situations: a survey of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America Research Network

Rami Sommerstein, Sonja Geser, Andrew Atkinson, Franziska Tschan, Daniel J. Morgan, Jonas Marschall

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Antibiotic resistance, ability to form biofilm and susceptibility to copper alloys of selected staphylococcal strains isolated from touch surfaces in Polish hospital wards

Anna Różańska, Agnieszka Chmielarczyk, Dorota Romaniszyn, Małgorzata Bulanda, Monika Walkowicz, Piotr Osuch, Tadeusz Knych

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

An electronic trigger tool to optimise intravenous to oral antibiotic switch: a controlled, interrupted time series study

Marvin A. H. Berrevoets, Johannes (Hans) L. W. Pot, Anne E. Houterman, Anton (Ton) S. M. Dofferhoff, Marrigje H. Nabuurs-Franssen, Hanneke W. H. A. Fleuren, Bart-Jan Kullberg, Jeroen A. Schouten, Tom Sprong

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The function of the thyroid gland in patients with multi-drug resistant tuberculosis

S. L. Matveyeva, O. S. Shevchenko, O. O. Pogorelova

01.12.2017 | Letter to the Editor | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

High prevalence of the mcr-1 gene in retail chicken meat in the Netherlands in 2015

Eefje J. A. Schrauwen, Pepijn Huizinga, Nick van Spreuwel, Carlo Verhulst, Marjolein F. Q. Kluytmans-van den Bergh, Jan A. J. W. Kluytmans

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Genetic characterization of novel class 1 Integrons In0, In1069 and In1287 to In1290, and the inference of In1069-associated integron evolution in Enterobacteriaceae

Dongguo Wang, Jianfeng Zhu, Kaiyu Zhou, Jiayu Chen, Zhe Yin, Jiao Feng, Liman Ma, Dongsheng Zhou

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Resistance of Staphylococcus aureus to antimicrobial agents in Ethiopia: a meta-analysis

Serawit Deyno, Sintayehu Fekadu, Ayalew Astatkie

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Duration of colonization with and risk factors for prolonged carriage of multidrug resistant organisms among residents in long-term care facilities

I-Wen Lin, Chiao-Yu Huang, Sung-Ching Pan, Yng-Chyi Chen, Chia-Ming Li

01.12.2017 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Pseudomonas Endocarditis with an unstable phenotype: the challenges of isolate characterization and Carbapenem stewardship with a partial review of the literature

Emil Lesho, Erik Snesrud, Yoon Kwak, Ana Ong, Rosslyn Maybank, Maryrose Laguio-Vila, Ann R. Falsey, Mary Hinkle

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Frequency of antiseptic resistance genes in clinical staphycocci and enterococci isolates in Turkey

Seyda Ignak, Yasar Nakipoglu, Bulent Gurler

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Antibiotic resistance and biofilm formation among coagulase-negative staphylococci isolated from clinical samples at a tertiary care hospital of eastern Nepal

Lok Bahadur Shrestha, Narayan Raj Bhattarai, Basudha Khanal

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Infection control at an urban hospital in Manila, Philippines: a systems engineering assessment of barriers and facilitators

Kaitlin F. Mitchell, Anna K. Barker, Cybele L. Abad, Nasia Safdar

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Key features of mcr-1-bearing plasmids from Escherichia coli isolated from humans and food

Katrin Zurfluh, Magdalena Nüesch-Inderbinen, Jochen Klumpp, Laurent Poirel, Patrice Nordmann, Roger Stephan

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Epidemic characterization and molecular genotyping of Shigella flexneri isolated from calves with diarrhea in Northwest China

Zhen Zhu, Mingze Cao, Xuzheng Zhou, Bing Li, Jiyu Zhang

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Outbreak of Fusarium oxysporum infections in children with cancer: an experience with 7 episodes of catheter-related fungemia

Fabianne Carlesse, Anna-Paula C. Amaral, Sarah S. Gonçalves, Hemilio Xafranski, Maria-Lucia M. Lee, Victor Zecchin, Antonio S. Petrilli, Abdullah M. Al-Hatmi, Ferry Hagen, Jacques F. Meis, Arnaldo L. Colombo

01.12.2017 | Letter to the Editor | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in retail food in Singapore

Kyaw Thu Aung, Li Yang Hsu, Tse Hsien Koh, Hapuarachchige Chanditha Hapuarachchi, Man Ling Chau, Ramona Alikiiteaga Gutiérrez, Lee Ching Ng

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The effect of antibiotic use on prevalence of nosocomial vancomycin-resistant enterococci- an ecologic study

Cornelius Remschmidt, Michael Behnke, Axel Kola, Luis A. Peña Diaz, Anna M. Rohde, Petra Gastmeier, Frank Schwab

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Chlorhexidine is not an essential component in alcohol-based surgical hand preparation: a comparative study of two handrubs based on a modified EN 12791 test protocol

Thomas-Jörg Hennig, Sebastian Werner, Kathrin Naujox, Andreas Arndt

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Newest data on fluoroquinolone resistance mechanism of Shigella flexneri isolates in Jiangsu Province of China

Tingting Qin, Huimin Qian, Wenting Fan, Ping Ma, Lu Zhou, Chen Dong, Bing Gu, Xiang Huo

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Implementation of WHO multimodal strategy for improvement of hand hygiene: a quasi-experimental study in a Traditional Chinese Medicine hospital in Xi’an, China

Li Shen, Xiaoqing Wang, Junming An, Jialu An, Ning Zhou, Lu Sun, Hong Chen, Lin Feng, Jing Han, Xiaorong Liu

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Clonal diversity and detection of carbapenem resistance encoding genes among multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii isolates recovered from patients and environment in two intensive care units in a Moroccan hospital

Jean Uwingabiye, Abdelhay Lemnouer, Ignasi Roca, Tarek Alouane, Mohammed Frikh, Bouchra Belefquih, Fatna Bssaibis, Adil Maleb, Yassine Benlahlou, Jalal Kassouati, Nawfal Doghmi, Abdelouahed Bait, Charki Haimeur, Lhoussain Louzi, Azeddine Ibrahimi, Jordi Vila, Mostafa Elouennass

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Assessment of the potential for resistance to antimicrobial violet-blue light in Staphylococcus aureus

Rachael M. Tomb, Michelle Maclean, John E. Coia, Scott J. MacGregor, John G. Anderson

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Readiness for antimicrobial resistance (AMR) surveillance in Pakistan; a model for laboratory strengthening

Dania Khalid Saeed, Rumina Hasan, Mahwish Naim, Afia Zafar, Erum Khan, Kausar Jabeen, Seema Irfan, Imran Ahmed, Mohammad Zeeshan, Zabin Wajidali, Joveria Farooqi, Sadia Shakoor, Abdul Chagla, Jason Rao

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Clinical and molecular characteristics, risk factors and outcomes of Carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae bloodstream infections in the intensive care unit

Xia Zheng, Jian-feng Wang, Wang-lan Xu, Jun Xu, Juan Hu

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Implementation of central line-associated bloodstream infection prevention bundles in a surgical intensive care unit using peer tutoring

Sang-Won Park, Suhui Ko, Hye-sun An, Ji Hwan Bang, Woo-Young Chung

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Phenotypic and genotypic characterization of antibiotic resistance of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolated from hospital food

Farhad Safarpoor Dehkordi, Hasan Gandomi, Afshin Akhondzadeh Basti, Ali Misaghi, Ebrahim Rahimi

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Phenotypic and genotypic characteristics of ESBL and AmpC producing organisms associated with bacteraemia in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Nguyen Phu Huong Lan, Nguyen Huu Hien, Tu Le Thi Phuong, Duy Pham Thanh, Nga Tran Vu Thieu, Dung Tran Thi Ngoc, Ha Thanh Tuyen, Phat Voong Vinh, Matthew J. Ellington, Guy E. Thwaites, Nguyen Van Vinh Chau, Stephen Baker, Christine J. Boinett

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Extended spectrum and metalo beta-lactamase producing airborne Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Acinetobacter baumanii in restricted settings of a referral hospital: a neglected condition

Fithamlak Bisetegen Solomon, Fiseha Wadilo, Efrata Girma Tufa, Meseret Mitiku

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Cost-effectiveness of ceftolozane/tazobactam plus metronidazole versus piperacillin/tazobactam as initial empiric therapy for the treatment of complicated intra-abdominal infections based on pathogen distributions drawn from national surveillance data in the United States

Vimalanand S. Prabhu, Joseph S. Solomkin, Goran Medic, Jason Foo, Rebekah H. Borse, Teresa Kauf, Benjamin Miller, Shuvayu S. Sen, Anirban Basu

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

“First-person view” of pathogen transmission and hand hygiene – use of a new head-mounted video capture and coding tool

Lauren Clack, Manuela Scotoni, Aline Wolfensberger, Hugo Sax

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

A twenty-four-hour observational study of hand hygiene compliance among health-care workers in Debre Berhan referral hospital, Ethiopia

Tufa Kolola, Takele Gezahegn

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Anti-Candida activity of antimicrobial impregnated central venous catheters

L. Cobrado, A. Silva-Dias, M. M. Azevedo, A. Rodrigues

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

“Who has to do it at the end of the day? Programme officials or hospital authorities?” Airborne infection control at drug resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) centres of Karnataka, India: a mixed-methods study

Kibballi Madhukeshwar Akshaya, Hemant Deepak Shewade, Ottapura Prabhakaran Aslesh, Sharath Burugina Nagaraja, Abhay Subashrao Nirgude, Anil Singarajipura, Anil G. Jacob

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Inappropriate use of antibiotics among communities of Gondar town, Ethiopia: a threat to the development of antimicrobial resistance

Daniel Asfaw Erku, Abebe Basazn Mekuria, Sewunet Admasu Belachew

01.12.2017 | Guidelines article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Infection prevention and control measures and tools for the prevention of entry of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae into healthcare settings: guidance from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

A. P. Magiorakos, K. Burns, J. Rodríguez Baño, M. Borg, G. Daikos, U. Dumpis, J. C. Lucet, M. L. Moro, E. Tacconelli, G. Skov Simonsen, E. Szilágyi, A. Voss, J. T. Weber

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Virucidal efficacy of peracetic acid for instrument disinfection

Britta Becker, Florian H. H. Brill, Daniel Todt, Eike Steinmann, Johannes Lenz, Dajana Paulmann, Birte Bischoff, Jochen Steinmann

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Evaluation of a Stenotrophomonas maltophilia bacteremia cluster in hematopoietic stem cell transplantation recipients using whole genome sequencing

Stefanie Kampmeier, Mike H. Pillukat, Aleksandra Pettke, Annelene Kossow, Evgeny A. Idelevich, Alexander Mellmann

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Sub-minimum inhibitory concentration of rifampin: a potential risk factor for resuscitation of Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Shahin Pourazar Dizaji, Alireza Taala, Morteza Masoumi, Nayereh Ebrahimzadeh, Abolfazl Fateh, Seyed Davar Siadat, Farzam Vaziri

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Impact of single room design on the spread of multi-drug resistant bacteria in an intensive care unit

Teysir Halaby, Nashwan al Naiemi, Bert Beishuizen, Roel Verkooijen, José A. Ferreira, Rob Klont, Christina vandenbroucke-Grauls

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Prevalence and characteristics of ST131 clone among unselected clinical Escherichia coli in a Chinese university hospital

Bin Li, Yanfang Lu, Fangjun Lan, Qingwen He, Chen Li, Yingping Cao

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Genome sequencing and analysis of the first spontaneous Nanosilver resistant bacterium Proteus mirabilis strain SCDR1

Amr T. M. Saeb, Khalid A. Al-Rubeaan, Mohamed Abouelhoda, Manojkumar Selvaraju, Hamsa T. Tayeb

01.12.2017 | Short report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Novel antibiotic combinations proposed for treatment of Burkholderia cepacia complex infections

Omar M. El-Halfawy, Marwa M. Naguib, Miguel A. Valvano

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Genotypic characterization of gentamicin and cephalosporin resistant Escherichia coli isolates from blood cultures in a Norwegian university hospital 2011–2015

Øyvind Andreas Fladberg, Silje Bakken Jørgensen, Hege Vangstein Aamot

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Morphological bactericidal fast-acting effects of peracetic acid, a high-level disinfectant, against Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms in tubing

T. Chino, Y. Nukui, Y. Morishita, K. Moriya

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Seasonal clustering of sinopulmonary mucormycosis in patients with hematologic malignancies at a large comprehensive cancer center

Shobini Sivagnanam, Dhruba J. Sengupta, Daniel Hoogestraat, Rupali Jain, Zach Stednick, David N. Fredricks, Paul Hendrie, Estella Whimbey, Sara T. Podczervinski, Elizabeth M. Krantz, Jeffrey S. Duchin, Steven A. Pergam

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

30-day readmission, antibiotics costs and costs of delay to adequate treatment of Enterobacteriaceae UTI, pneumonia, and sepsis: a retrospective cohort study

Marya D. Zilberberg, Brian H. Nathanson, Kate Sulham, Weihong Fan, Andrew F. Shorr

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Management and investigation of a Serratia marcescens outbreak in a neonatal unit in Switzerland – the role of hand hygiene and whole genome sequencing

Walter Zingg, Isabelle Soulake, Damien Baud, Benedikt Huttner, Riccardo Pfister, Gesuele Renzi, Didier Pittet, Jacques Schrenzel, Patrice Francois

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

No apparent transmission of livestock-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus CC398 in a survey of staff at a regional Danish hospital

Else Toft Würtz, Jakob Hjort Bønløkke, Tinna Ravnholt Urth, Jesper Larsen, Md Zohorul Islam, Torben Sigsgaard, Vivi Schlünssen, Troels Skou, Anne Mette Madsen, Louise Feld, Saloomeh Moslehi-Jenabian, Robert Leo Skov, Øyvind Omland

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Can a toxin gene NAAT be used to predict toxin EIA and the severity of Clostridium difficile infection?

Mark I. Garvey, Craig W. Bradley, Martyn A. C. Wilkinson, Elisabeth Holden

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The common enteric bacterial pathogens and their antimicrobial susceptibility pattern among HIV-infected individuals attending the antiretroviral therapy clinic of Hawassa university hospital, southern Ethiopia

Ayele Kebede, Solomon Aragie, Techalew Shimelis

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Alcohol-based hand rub and incidence of healthcare associated infections in a rural regional referral and teaching hospital in Uganda (‘WardGel’ study)

Hiroki Saito, Kyoko Inoue, James Ditai, Benon Wanume, Julian Abeso, Jaffer Balyejussa, Andrew Weeks

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Antimicrobial susceptibility of Brucella melitensis in Kazakhstan

Alexandr Shevtsov, Marat Syzdykov, Andrey Kuznetsov, Alexandr Shustov, Elena Shevtsova, Kalysh Berdimuratova, Kasim Mukanov, Yerlan Ramankulov

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Post-ERCP infection and its epidemiological and clinical characteristics in a large Chinese tertiary hospital: a 4-year surveillance study

Mingmei Du, Jijiang Suo, Bowei Liu, Yubin Xing, Liangan Chen, Yunxi Liu

01.12.2017 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Urinary pathogenic bacterial profile, antibiogram of isolates and associated risk factors among pregnant women in Ambo town, Central Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Yonas Alem Gessese, Dereje Leta Damessa, Mebratenesh Mengistu Amare, Yonas Hailesilassie Bahta, Assalif Demisew Shifera, Fikreslasie Samuel Tasew, Endrias Zewdu Gebremedhin

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