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Disease-causing microorganisms have been the enemy of human health since ancient times. Although modern medicine and the discovery of antibiotics have given us a temporary victory, these microbes are much more difficult to deal with than we thought. Microbial resistance has become a major threat to human health in the 21st century. With the use of antibiotics, new resistant pathogens are emerging, and people are getting infected and dying every year.

In order to provide the public with a general understanding of the situation of drug-resistant pathogens, and to alert and prevent this threat, the BMC Series Journals dedicate their first focus issue in 2022 to research on antimicrobial resistance.

Burden of illness in US hospitals due to carbapenem-resistant Gram-negative urinary tract infections in patients with or without bacteraemia
Ryan K. Shields, Yun Zhou, Hemanth Kanakamedala & Bin Cai
BMC Infectious Diseases volume 21, Article number: 572 (2021)
 

WGS based analysis of acquired antimicrobial resistance in human and non-human Acinetobacter baumannii isolates from a German perspective
Gamal Wareth, Christian Brandt, Lisa D. Sprague, Heinrich Neubauer & Mathias W. Pletz
BMC Microbiology volume 21, Article number: 210 (2021)
 

Bacteria drug resistance profile affects knee and hip periprosthetic joint infection outcome with debridement, antibiotics and implant retention
Bruno Alves Rudelli, Pedro Nogueira Giglio, Vladimir Cordeiro de Carvalho, José Ricardo Pécora, Henrique Melo Campos Gurgel, Ricardo Gomes Gobbi, José Riccardo Negreiros Vicente, Ana Lucia Lei Munhoz Lima & Camilo Partezani Helito
BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders volume 21, Article number: 574 (2020)
 

Functional screening of a human saliva metagenomic DNA reveal novel resistance genes against sodium hypochlorite and chlorhexidine
Johannes Wigand, Supathep Tansirichaiya, Endre Winje & Mohammed Al-Haroni
BMC Oral Health volume 21, Article number: 632 (2021)
 

Multi-country cross-sectional study of colonization with multidrug-resistant organisms: protocol and methods for the Antibiotic Resistance in Communities and Hospitals (ARCH) studies
Aditya Sharma, Ulzii-Orishikh Luvsansharav, Prabasaj Paul, Joseph D. Lutgring, Douglas R. Call, Sylvia Omulo, Kayla Laserson, Rafael Araos, Jose M. Munita, Jennifer Verani, Fahmida Chowdhury, Syeda Mah-E Muneer, Andres Espinosa-Bode, Brooke Ramay, Celia Cordon-Rosales, C. P. Girish Kumar, Tarun Bhatnagar, Neil Gupta, Benjamin Park & Rachel M. Smith
BMC Public Health volume 21, Article number: 1412 (2021)
 

Antimicrobial sensitivity patterns of Staphylococcus species isolated from mobile phones and implications in the health sector
Clement Shiluli, Caroly Achok, Philip Nyaswa, Susan Ogwai, Arthur Aroko, James Obila, George Koigi, Mustafa Ridhwana, Bildad Okwayo, Dorcas Wanjiru, Linda Lukeba, Eline Ryckaert, Arne Van Durme, Verena Walschaerts & Vicky De Preter
BMC Research Notes volume 14, Article number: 1 (2021)
 

Gender differences among patients with drug resistant tuberculosis and HIV co-infection in Uganda: a countrywide retrospective cohort study
Joseph Baruch Baluku, David Mukasa, Felix Bongomin, Anna Stadelmann, Edwin Nuwagira, Sabine Haller, Kauthrah Ntabadde & Stavia Turyahabwe
BMC Infectious Diseases volume 21, Article number: 1093 (2021)
 

Genomic epidemiology of methicillin-resistant and -susceptible Staphylococcus aureus from bloodstream infections
Joshua T. Smith, Elissa M. Eckhardt, Nicole B. Hansel, Tahmineh Rahmani Eliato, Isabella W. Martin & Cheryl P. Andam
BMC Infectious Diseases volume 21, Article number: 589 (2021)
 

Multiple antimicrobial resistance and outcomes among hospitalized patients with complicated urinary tract infections in the US, 2013–2018: a retrospective cohort study
Marya D. Zilberberg, Brian H. Nathanson, Kate Sulham & Andrew F. Shorr
BMC Infectious Diseases volume 21, Article number: 159 (2021)
 

Colistin resistance in Gram-negative bacteria analysed by five phenotypic assays and inference of the underlying genomic mechanisms
Diana Albertos Torres, Helena M. B. Seth-Smith, Nicole Joosse, Claudia Lang, Olivier Dubuis, Magdalena Nüesch-Inderbinen, Vladimira Hinic & Adrian Egli
BMC Microbiology volume 21, Article number: 321 (2021)

Antibiotic prescription consistent with guidelines in emergency department is associated with 30-day survival in severe community-acquired pneumonia
Kang Seung Hyun, Jo You Hwan, Lee Jae Hyuk, Jang Dong-Hyun, Kim Yu Jin & Inwon Park
BMC Emergency Medicine volume 21, Article number: 108 (2021)
 

Fluoroquinolone resistance and mutational profile of gyrA in pulmonary MDR tuberculosis patients
Saba Kabir, Zarfishan Tahir, Nadia Mukhtar, Muhammad Sohail, Muhammad Saqalein & Abdul Rehman
BMC Pulmonary Medicine volume 20, Article number: 138 (2020)
 

Duration of antibiotic treatment and risk of recurrence after surgical management of orthopaedic device infections: a multicenter case-control study
Romy Spitzmüller, Denis Gümbel, Claas Güthoff, Sarah Zaatreh, Annett Klinder, Matthias Napp, Rainer Bader, Wolfram Mittelmeier, Axel Ekkernkamp, Axel Kramer & Dirk Stengel
BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders volume 20, Article number: 184 (2019)
 

Surgical antimicrobial prophylaxis in open reduction internal fixation procedures at a metropolitan hospital in Australia: a retrospective audit
Sarah Hassan, Vincent Chan, Julie Stevens, Ieva Stupans & Juliette Gentle
BMC Surgery volume 21, Article number: 404 (2021)
 

The impact of early target attainment of vancomycin in critically ill patients with confirmed Gram-positive infection: A retrospective cohort study
Khalid Al Sulaiman, Abdulrahman Alshaya, Ohoud Aljuhani, Amjad Alsaeed, Nadiyah Alshehri, Ramesh Vishwakarma, Hamdan Alzahrani, Sara Althewaibi, Nawaf Alghamdi, Khalid Alhelal, Aisha Alharbi & Shmeylan Al Harbi
BMC Infectious Diseases volume 21, Article number: 1182 (2021)
 

Efficacy of two-week therapy with doxycycline-based quadruple regimen versus levofloxacin concomitant regimen for helicobacter pylori infection: a prospective single-center randomized controlled trial
Marouf Alhalabi, Mohammed Waleed Alassi, Kamal Alaa Eddin & Khaled Cheha
BMC Infectious Diseases volume 21, Article number: 642 (2021)
 

Antimicrobial resistance awareness and antibiotic prescribing behavior among healthcare workers in Nigeria: a national survey
Emelda E. Chukwu, David A. Oladele, Christian A. Enwuru, Peter L. Gogwan, Dennis Abuh, Rosemary A. Audu & Folasade T. Ogunsola
BMC Infectious Diseases volume 21, Article number: 22 (2021)
 

The prescription pattern and awareness about antibiotic prophylaxis and resistance among a group of Egyptian pediatric and general dentists: a cross sectional study
Mariam Mohsen Aly & Marwa Aly Elchaghaby
BMC Oral Health volume 21, Article number: 322 (2021)

Antibacterial effect of cerium oxide nanoparticle against Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Khosro Zamani, Noushin Allah-Bakhshi, Faezeh Akhavan, Mahdieh Yousefi, Rezvan Golmoradi, Moazzameh Ramezani, Horacio Bach, Shabnam Razavi, Gholam-Reza Irajian, Mahyar Gerami, Ali Pakdin-Parizi, Majid Tafrihi & Fatemeh Ramezani
BMC Biotechnology volume 21, Article number: 68 (2021)
 

Design, computational studies, synthesis and in vitro antimicrobial evaluation of benzimidazole based thio-oxadiazole and thio-thiadiazole analogues
Nada A. Noureldin, Jennifer Richards, Hend Kothayer, Mohammed M. Baraka, Sobhy M. Eladl, Mandy Wootton & Claire Simons
BMC Chemistry volume 15, Article number: 58 (2021)
 

Serotype-specific evolutionary patterns of antimicrobial-resistant Salmonella enterica
Jingqiu Liao, Renato Hohl Orsi, Laura M. Carroll, Jasna Kovac, Hongyu Ou, Hailong Zhang & Martin Wiedmann
BMC Evolutionary Biology volume 19, Article number: 132 (2019)
 

Biofilm associated genotypes of multiple antibiotic resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa
James Redfern, Janine Wallace, Alex van Belkum, Magali Jaillard, Elliot Whittard, Roobinidevi Ragupathy, Joanna Verran, Peter Kelly & Mark Charles Enright
BMC Genomics volume 22, Article number: 572 (2021)

Collection: Veterinary antimicrobial resistance and antimicrobial use

BMC Microbiology and BMC Veterinary Research jointly present a cross-journal collection that focuses on veterinary antimicrobial resistance.

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