Awareness among French healthcare workers of the transmission of multidrug resistant organisms: a large cross-sectional survey

ConclusionsWe found a low level of MDRO awareness and knowledge of associated control measures among French HCWs. Training on hand hygiene and measures to control MDRO spread may be helpful in shaping beliefs and perceptions on MDRO control among other possible associated factors. Messages should be tailored to professional status and their perception. Other approaches should be designed, with more effective methods of training and cognitive interventions.Trial registrationClinical Trials.govNCT02265471. Registered 16 October 2014 - Retrospectively registered.
Source: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

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Source: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
We investigated antimicrobial resistance trends and characteristics of ESBL-producing Escherichia coli isolates from pets and whether this correlates with antibiotic usage in the clinic. Clinical samples containing E. coli from diseased cats and dogs were screened for antibiotic sensitivity and associated genotypic features. We identified 127 E. coli isolates from 1886 samples from dogs (n = 1565) and cats (n = 321) with the majority from urinary tract infections (n = 108, 85%). High rates of resistance were observed for β-lactams and fluoroquinolones and resistance to> 3 antibiotic classes (MDR) increased from 67%...
Source: Frontiers in Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
Over the past few decades, antimicrobial resistance has emerged as an important threat to public health due to the global dissemination of multidrug-resistant strains from several bacterial species. This worrisome trend, in addition to the paucity of new antibiotics with novel mechanisms of action in the development pipeline, warrants the development of non-antimicrobial approaches to combating infection caused by these isolates. Monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) have emerged as highly effective molecules for the treatment of multiple diseases. However, in spite of the fact that antibodies play an important role in protective i...
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
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Source: Revista Peruana de Medicina de Experimental y Salud Publica - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica Source Type: research
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Source: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
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Source: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
In this study, we collected 326 samples from cases with UTIs or other urinary system diseases at the China Agricultural University Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Beijing, from 2016–2018. In total, 129 non-duplicate bacterial isolates were recovered from 103 clinical samples. The proportion of positive female samples was higher than that of males. The predominant Gram-negative bacteria were Escherichia coli and Klebsiella spp., while Staphylococcus spp. were the predominant Gram-positive bacteria. Broth microdilution-based antimicrobial susceptibility testing showed that 39% of E. coli and 51.5% of Staphylococcus spp. ...
Source: Veterinary Microbiology - Category: Veterinary Research Source Type: research
ConclusionThis study highlights the importance of surveillance of XDR A. baumannii strains, even outside of densely populated cosmopolitan regions, to reveal the epidemiology of pandemic lineages, stressing their threat to public health.
Source: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
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Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
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