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A closer look at healthcare-associated infections

This collection of reviews in Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control brings together a set of reviews about some of the most prevalent and important nosocomial pathogens and infections currently plaguing healthcare establishments worldwide. These reviews describe the current epidemiology and specific problems presented by important pathogens, current strategies to combat these, and future developments regarding the control of these infections.

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  1. The purpose of this review is to examine studies that have assessed the association between hand hygiene enhancement and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) rates and to explore controversies surro...

    Authors: Kalisvar Marimuthu, Didier Pittet and Stephan Harbarth
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2014 3:34
  2. Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is relatively common in mechanically-ventilated children, but there is a wide variation in reported VAP rates, depending on settings and geographical regions. Surveillance...

    Authors: Mohammad Hassan Aelami, Mojtaba Lotfi and Walter Zingg
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2014 3:30
  3. Urinary tract infection attributed to the use of an indwelling urinary catheter is one of the most common infections acquired by patients in health care facilities. As biofilm ultimately develops on all of the...

    Authors: Lindsay E Nicolle
    Citation: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2014 3:23