Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control

(The TQCC of Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control is 12. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 500 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2019-11-01 to 2023-11-01.)
Nosocomial transmission and outbreaks of coronavirus disease 2019: the need to protect both patients and healthcare workers183
Risk of SARS-CoV-2 transmission by aerosols, the rational use of masks, and protection of healthcare workers from COVID-19159
Etiology and antimicrobial resistance of secondary bacterial infections in patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in Wuhan, China: a retrospective analysis117
Biofilm exacerbates antibiotic resistance: Is this a current oversight in antimicrobial stewardship?108
Surveillance of antimicrobial resistance in low- and middle-income countries: a scattered picture101
Antimicrobial use and resistance in food-producing animals and the environment: an African perspective96
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in COVID-19 patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis (November 2019–June 2021)90
Enterococcus faecium: from microbiological insights to practical recommendations for infection control and diagnostics71
The global prevalence of Daptomycin, Tigecycline, Quinupristin/Dalfopristin, and Linezolid-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and coagulase–negative staphylococci strains: a systematic review and meta-an69
Implementation and impact of pediatric antimicrobial stewardship programs: a systematic scoping review67
Antimicrobial Resistance in the Asia Pacific region: a meeting report66
A nosocomial cluster of vancomycin resistant enterococci among COVID-19 patients in an intensive care unit64
Will healthcare workers improve infection prevention and control behaviors as COVID-19 risk emerges and increases, in China?61
Antimicrobial use in food animals and human health: time to implement ‘One Health’ approach61
Antimicrobial resistance in Clostridioides (Clostridium) difficile derived from humans: a systematic review and meta-analysis60
Antibiotic use in chicken farms in northwestern China60
Antimicrobial multidrug resistance in the era of COVID-19: a forgotten plight?60
The role of hospital environment in transmissions of multidrug-resistant gram-negative organisms56
Non-prescription dispensing of antibiotic agents among community drug retail outlets in Sub-Saharan African countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis54
Antimicrobial resistance preparedness in sub-Saharan African countries53
The challenge of preventing and containing outbreaks of multidrug-resistant organisms and Candida auris during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic: report of a carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter bau52
APSIC guidelines for the prevention of surgical site infections50
Epidemiology of Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae in Egyptian intensive care units using National Healthcare–associated Infections Surveillance Data, 2011–201750
RETRACTED ARTICLE: Systematic review and meta-analysis of the epidemiology of vancomycin-resistance Staphylococcus aureus isolates49
SARS-Coronavirus-2 cases in healthcare workers may not regularly originate from patient care: lessons from a university hospital on the underestimated risk of healthcare worker to healthcare worker tr49
Genetic relatedness of multidrug resistant Escherichia coli isolated from humans, chickens and poultry environments48
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on healthcare-associated infections in intensive care unit patients: a retrospective cohort study48
Evidence of colistin resistance genes (mcr-1 and mcr-2) in wild birds and its public health implication in Egypt46
Bacterial pathogens and resistance causing community acquired paediatric bloodstream infections in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis46
Knowledge of infection prevention and control among healthcare workers and factors influencing compliance: a systematic review45
The impact of antimicrobial stewardship program implementation at four tertiary private hospitals: results of a five-years pre-post analysis44
Pattern of inappropriate antibiotic use among hospitalized patients in Pakistan: a longitudinal surveillance and implications44
European intensive care physicians’ experience of infections due to antibiotic-resistant bacteria43
Study of genetic diversity, biofilm formation, and detection of Carbapenemase, MBL, ESBL, and tetracycline resistance genes in multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii isolated from burn wound infe39
Phenotypic and genotypic characterization of carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii isolates from Egypt38
Risk factors for carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae infection relative to two types of control patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis38
Epidemiological characteristics of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae collected from 17 hospitals in Nanjing district of China37
Five-year change of prevalence and risk factors for infection and mortality of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae bloodstream infection in a tertiary hospital in North China36
An estimation of total antimicrobial usage in humans and animals in Vietnam36
Adherence to personal protective equipment use among healthcare workers caring for confirmed COVID-19 and alleged non-COVID-19 patients36
Unidirectional animal-to-human transmission of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus ST398 in pig farming; evidence from a surveillance study in southern Italy34
A review of animal health and drug use practices in India, and their possible link to antimicrobial resistance34
Candida tropicalis is the most prevalent yeast species causing candidemia in Algeria: the urgent need for antifungal stewardship and infection control measures33
The first nationwide multicenter study of Acinetobacter baumannii recovered in Serbia: emergence of OXA-72, OXA-23 and NDM-1-producing isolates32
Infection control and risk factors for acquisition of carbapenemase-producing enterobacteriaceae. A 5 year (2011–2016) case-control study32
Enhanced bactericidal effect of ceftriaxone drug encapsulated in nanostructured lipid carrier against gram-negative Escherichia coli bacteria: drug formulation, optimization, and cell culture study30
A national survey of public awareness of antimicrobial resistance in Nigeria30
Barriers to implementing antimicrobial stewardship programs in three low- and middle-income country tertiary care settings: findings from a multi-site qualitative study30
Clinical outcomes of hospitalised patients with catheter-associated urinary tract infection in countries with a high rate of multidrug-resistance: the COMBACTE-MAGNET RESCUING study30
Hand hygiene compliance and associated factors among health care providers in Central Gondar zone public primary hospitals, Northwest Ethiopia30
Azithromycin resistant gonococci: a literature review29
The epidemiology of carbapenem-non-susceptible Acinetobacter species in Europe: analysis of EARS-Net data from 2013 to 201729
Use of medical face masks versus particulate respirators as a component of personal protective equipment for health care workers in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic28
Characteristics of Helicobacter pylori antibiotic resistance: data from four different populations28
One Health in hospitals: how understanding the dynamics of people, animals, and the hospital built-environment can be used to better inform interventions for antimicrobial-resistant gram-positive infe26
Poor infection prevention and control standards are associated with environmental contamination with carbapenemase-producing Enterobacterales and other multidrug-resistant bacteria in Swiss companion 26
The effect of varying multidrug-resistence (MDR) definitions on rates of MDR gram-negative rods26
Choice of therapeutic interventions and outcomes for the treatment of infections caused by multidrug-resistant gram-negative pathogens: a systematic review26
The rapid and visual detection of methicillin-susceptible and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus using multiplex loop-mediated isothermal amplification linked to a nanoparticle-based lateral 25
Ultraviolet disinfection robots to improve hospital cleaning: Real promise or just a gimmick?25
Economic burden of antibiotic resistance in China: a national level estimate for inpatients24
Understanding antibiotic use for pig farming in Thailand: a qualitative study24
Potential methanol toxicity and the importance of using a standardised alcohol-based hand rub formulation in the era of COVID-1924
Evaluation of the health and healthcare system burden due to antimicrobial-resistant Escherichia coli infections in humans: a systematic review and meta-analysis24
The global prevalence of fusidic acid resistance in clinical isolates of Staphylococcus aureus: a systematic review and meta-analysis24
An exploration of the gut and environmental resistome in a community in northern Vietnam in relation to antibiotic use24
Point prevalence survey of antimicrobial use and healthcare-associated infections in Belgian acute care hospitals: results of the Global-PPS and ECDC-PPS 201724
Assessment of hand hygiene facilities and staff compliance in a large tertiary health care facility in northern Nigeria: a cross sectional study24
Contamination of SARS-CoV-2 in patient surroundings and on personal protective equipment in a non-ICU isolation ward for COVID-19 patients with prolonged PCR positive status23
Central venous catheter-related bloodstream infection and colonization: the impact of insertion site and distribution of multidrug-resistant pathogens23
Knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding antimicrobial use and resistance among communities of Ilala, Kilosa and Kibaha districts of Tanzania23
A multimodal intervention program to control a long-term Acinetobacter baumannii endemic in a tertiary care hospital22
Prevalence of pathogenic Klebsiella pneumoniae based on PCR capsular typing harbouring carbapenemases encoding genes in Uganda tertiary hospitals22
CRISPR-Cas system: a potential alternative tool to cope antibiotic resistance22
Comparison of the antimicrobial efficacy of povidone-iodine-alcohol versus chlorhexidine-alcohol for surgical skin preparation on the aerobic and anaerobic skin flora of the shoulder region22
A one health framework to estimate the cost of antimicrobial resistance22
Widespread illegal sales of antibiotics in Chinese pharmacies – a nationwide cross-sectional study21
Emergence of β-lactamase- and carbapenemase- producing Enterobacteriaceae at integrated fish farms21
Trends in prevalence of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli isolated from patients with community- and healthcare-associated bacteriuria: results from 2014 to 2020 in an urban 21
Assessing transparency and accountability of national action plans on antimicrobial resistance in 15 African countries21
Development of in vitro resistance to fluoroquinolones in Pseudomonas aeruginosa21
Acquisition of multidrug-resistant Enterobacterales during international travel: a systematic review of clinical and microbiological characteristics and meta-analyses of risk factors21
Prolonged SARS-CoV-2 infection following rituximab treatment: clinical course and response to therapeutic interventions correlated with quantitative viral cultures and cycle threshold values21
Point-prevalence survey of hospital acquired infections in three acute care hospitals in Northern Nigeria21
Infections and antimicrobial resistance in intensive care units in lower-middle income countries: a scoping review21
Scientific evidence supports aerosol transmission of SARS-COV-221
Evaluating infection prevention and control programs in Austrian acute care hospitals using the WHO Infection Prevention and Control Assessment Framework21
Genetic diversity and risk factors for the transmission of antimicrobial resistance across human, animals and environmental compartments in East Africa: a review20
Risk factors for fecal carriage of drug-resistant Escherichia coli: a systematic review and meta-analysis20
Bacteremia in critical care units at Bugando Medical Centre, Mwanza, Tanzania: the role of colonization and contaminated cots and mothers’ hands in cross-transmission of multidrug resistant Gram-negat20
Molecular epidemiology of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacterales in Thailand, 2016–201820
Novel chromosomal insertions of ISEcp1-blaCTX-M-15 and diverse antimicrobial resistance genes in Zambian clinical isolates of Enterobacter cloacae and Escherichia coli20
Antimicrobial stewardship in rural and remote primary health care: a narrative review20
Prevalence of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis in a Chinese multidrug-resistant TB cohort after redefinition19
A decade of antimicrobial resistance research in social science fields: a scientometric review19
Incidence and risk factors of surgical site infections and related antibiotic resistance in Freetown, Sierra Leone: a prospective cohort study19
Impact of an e-learning module on personal protective equipment knowledge in student paramedics: a randomized controlled trial19
Does the problem begin at the beginning? Medical students’ knowledge and beliefs regarding antibiotics and resistance: a systematic review19
Train-the-Trainers in hand hygiene: a standardized approach to guide education in infection prevention and control19
Point prevalence survey of antimicrobial use in three hospitals in North-Eastern Tanzania18
Emojis in public health and how they might be used for hand hygiene and infection prevention and control18
In vitro evaluation of double carbapenem and colistin combinations against OXA-48, NDM carbapenemase-producing colistin-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae strains18
Antibiotic resistance in patients with clinical features of healthcare-associated infections in an urban tertiary hospital in Sierra Leone: a cross-sectional study18
Molecular surveillance of carbapenemase-producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa at three medical centres in Cologne, Germany18
A road-map for addressing antimicrobial resistance in low- and middle-income countries: lessons learnt from the public private participation and co-designed antimicrobial stewardship programme in the 18
First report of plasmid-mediated colistin resistance mcr-8.1 gene from a clinical Klebsiella pneumoniae isolate from Lebanon18
Antibiogram and beta-lactamase genes among cefotaxime resistant E. coli from wastewater treatment plant18
Epidemiology and risk factors of rectal colonization of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae among high-risk patients from ICU and HSCT wards in a university hospital18
Impact of environmental hygiene interventions on healthcare-associated infections and patient colonization: a systematic review18
A review of national action plans on antimicrobial resistance: strengths and weaknesses18
Outbreak of Ralstonia mannitolilytica bacteraemia in patients undergoing haemodialysis at a tertiary hospital in Pretoria, South Africa17
Infection prevention knowledge, practice, and its associated factors among healthcare providers in primary healthcare unit of Wogdie District, Northeast Ethiopia, 2019: a cross-sectional study17
Effects of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic on antimicrobial prevalence and prescribing in a tertiary hospital in Singapore17
Core components of infection prevention and control programs at the facility level in Georgia: key challenges and opportunities17
Challenges regarding the control of environmental sources of contamination in healthcare settings in low-and middle-income countries - a narrative review17
Characteristics and diversity of mutations in regulatory genes of resistance-nodulation-cell division efflux pumps in association with drug-resistant clinical isolates of Acinetobacter baumannii17
Taxonomy, virulence determinants and antimicrobial susceptibility of Aeromonas spp. isolated from bacteremia in southeastern China17
Why psychiatry is different - challenges and difficulties in managing a nosocomial outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in hospital care17
Prevalence and molecular characteristics of ESBL and AmpC β -lactamase producing Enterobacteriaceae strains isolated from UTIs in Egypt17
Antibiotic appropriateness and adherence to local guidelines in perioperative prophylaxis: results from an antimicrobial stewardship intervention17
Antimicrobial susceptibility testing results from 13 hospitals in Viet Nam: VINARES 2016–201717
Ten-year resistance trends in pathogens causing healthcare-associated infections; reflection of infection control interventions at a multi-hospital healthcare system in Saudi Arabia, 2007–201617
Stenotrophomonas maltophilia bacteremia in children: risk factors and mortality rate17
Does respiratory co-infection facilitate dispersal of SARS-CoV-2? investigation of a super-spreading event in an open-space office17
The epidemiology of carbapenem resistance in Acinetobacter baumannii complex in Germany (2014–2018): an analysis of data from the national Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance system16
Impact of respirator versus surgical masks on SARS-CoV-2 acquisition in healthcare workers: a prospective multicentre cohort16
Nosocomial infections among COVID-19 patients: an analysis of intensive care unit surveillance data16
The epidemiology of bloodstream infections and antimicrobial susceptibility patterns in Thuringia, Germany: a five-year prospective, state-wide surveillance study (AlertsNet)16
Candida tropicalis distribution and drug resistance is correlated with ERG11 and UPC2 expression16
Increasing incidence and antimicrobial resistance in Escherichia coli bloodstream infections: a multinational population-based cohort study16
Extensive outbreak of colistin resistant, carbapenemase (blaOXA-48, blaNDM) producing Klebsiella pneumoniae in a large tertiary care hospital, India15
Pathogens distribution and antimicrobial resistance in bloodstream infections in twenty-five neonatal intensive care units in China, 2017–201915
Proportion of bacterial isolates, their antimicrobial susceptibility profile and factors associated with puerperal sepsis among post-partum/aborted women at a referral Hospital in Bahir Dar, Northwest15
Global trends of antimicrobial susceptibility to ceftaroline and ceftazidime–avibactam: a surveillance study from the ATLAS program (2012–2016)15
Systematic screening on admission for SARS-CoV-2 to detect asymptomatic infections15
Molecular characterization of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus clinical strains from the endotracheal tubes of patients with nosocomial pneumonia15
The prevalence and mechanism of triclosan resistance in Escherichia coli isolated from urine samples in Wenzhou, China15
The effect of eye protection on SARS-CoV-2 transmission: a systematic review15
A five-component infection control bundle to permanently eliminate a carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii spreading in an intensive care unit15
Low frequency of community-acquired bacterial co-infection in patients hospitalized for COVID-19 based on clinical, radiological and microbiological criteria: a retrospective cohort study15
Prevalence of antimicrobial resistance and its clinical implications in Ethiopia: a systematic review15
Knowledge, attitudes and behaviors on antibiotic use and resistance among healthcare workers in Italy, 2019: investigation by a clustering method15
Epidemiology of ESBL-producing Escherichia coli from repeated prevalence studies over 11 years in a long-term-care facility14
Clinical characteristics and risk factors of polymicrobial Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections14
Systematic review on use, cost and clinical efficacy of automated decontamination devices14
Emergence of nosocomial associated opportunistic pathogens in the gut microbiome after antibiotic treatment14
Assessing the impact of the Global Point Prevalence Survey of Antimicrobial Consumption and Resistance (Global-PPS) on hospital antimicrobial stewardship programmes: results of a worldwide survey14
Multidrug-resistant enterobacteriaceae in coastal water: an emerging threat14
Antimicrobial prophylaxis administration after umbilical cord clamping in cesarean section and the risk of surgical site infection: a cohort study with 55,901 patients14
Efficacy of a coordinated strategy for containment of multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria carriage in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in the context of an active surveillance program14
Colonization of a hand washing sink in a veterinary hospital by an Enterobacter hormaechei strain carrying multiple resistances to high importance antimicrobials13
Comparative efficacy of hospital disinfectants against nosocomial infection pathogens13
Proposal for a EN 149 acceptable reprocessing method for FFP2 respirators in times of severe shortage13
Implementing a combined infection prevention and control with antimicrobial stewardship joint program to prevent caesarean section surgical site infections and antimicrobial resistance: a Tanzanian te13
First case of Dolutegravir and Darunavir/r multi drug-resistant HIV-1 in Cameroon following exposure to Raltegravir: lessons and implications in the era of transition to Dolutegravir-based regimens13
Intensivists’ beliefs about rapid multiplex molecular diagnostic testing and its potential role in improving prescribing decisions and antimicrobial stewardship: a qualitative study13
Risk prediction for 30-day mortality among patients with Clostridium difficile infections: a retrospective cohort study13
What matters: non-pharmaceutical interventions for COVID-19 in Europe13
The use of a UV-C disinfection robot in the routine cleaning process: a field study in an Academic hospital13
Blood bacterial resistant investigation collaborative system (BRICS) report: a national surveillance in China from 2014 to 201913
First report of Klebsiella quasipneumoniae harboring blaKPC-2 in Saudi Arabia13
A population-base survey on knowledge, attitude and awareness of the general public on antibiotic use and resistance13
Secular trend analysis of antibiotic utilisation in China’s hospitals 2011–2018, a retrospective analysis of procurement data13
Global status of tetracycline resistance among clinical isolates of Vibrio cholerae: a systematic review and meta-analysis13
Early discontinuation of empirical antibiotic treatment in neutropenic patients with acute myeloid leukaemia and high-risk myelodysplastic syndrome13
Effect of urine reflex culturing on rates of cultures and infections in acute and long-term care13
Antimicrobial stewardship in high-risk febrile neutropenia patients13
Spread of multidrug resistance among Ureaplasma serovars, Tunisia13
Risk factors for quinolone-resistant Escherichia coli infection: a systematic review and meta-analysis13
Sepsis related mortality of extremely low gestational age newborns after the introduction of colonization screening for multi-drug resistant organisms13
Faecal microbiota transplantation reduces amounts of antibiotic resistance genes in patients with multidrug-resistant organisms12
Phenotype-genotype correlations among carbapenem-resistant Enterobacterales recovered from four Egyptian hospitals with the report of SPM carbapenemase12
Bloodstream infections caused by ST2 Acinetobacter baumannii: risk factors, antibiotic regimens, and virulence over 6 years period in China12
Antimicrobial use among adult inpatients at hospital sites within the Canadian Nosocomial Infection Surveillance Program: 2009 to 201612
Carriage of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria in a high-density informal settlement in Kenya is associated with environmental risk-factors12
Clinical and microbiological characteristics of nosocomial, healthcare-associated, and community-acquired Klebsiella pneumoniae infections in Guangzhou, China12
Whole-genome sequencing to explore nosocomial transmission and virulence in neonatal methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia12
Treating infections with ionizing radiation: a historical perspective and emerging techniques12
Clinical characteristics of patients with pneumonia caused by Klebsiella pneumoniae in Taiwan and prevalence of antimicrobial-resistant and hypervirulent strains: a retrospective study12
Development of a reference data set for assigning Streptococcus and Enterococcus species based on next generation sequencing of the 16S–23S rRNA region12
Prevalence of fosfomycin resistance and gene mutations in clinical isolates of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus12
Oral colonisation by antimicrobial-resistant Gram-negative bacteria among long-term care facility residents: prevalence, risk factors, and molecular epidemiology12
The anti-virulence effect of cranberry active compound proanthocyanins (PACs) on expression of genes in the third-generation cephalosporin-resistant Escherichia coli CTX-M-15 associated with urinary t12
Predictors of antibiotic prescriptions: a knowledge, attitude and practice survey among physicians in tertiary hospitals in Nigeria12
Increase of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium strain type ST117 CT71 at Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, 2008 to 201812
Characterization of florfenicol resistance genes in the coagulase-negative Staphylococcus (CoNS) isolates and genomic features of a multidrug-resistant Staphylococcus lentus strain H2912
Parental self-medication with antibiotics for children promotes antibiotic over-prescribing in clinical settings in China12
The complex phenomenon of dysrational antibiotics prescribing decisions in German primary healthcare: a qualitative interview study using dual process theory12
Molecular analysis of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates from four teaching hospitals in Iran: the emergence of novel MRSA clones12