28 March 2023
Life | Hot Papers on Antimicrobial Resistance

Antimicrobial resistance is a never-ending problem, as many intensivists and physicians know. In this collection, we are going to describe a wide range of conditions in which antimicrobial resistance represents a challenge and sometimes a pathological event that is difficult to resolve.

 “Multidrug Resistence Prevalence in COVID Area”
by Caterina Aurilio, Pasquale Sansone, Antonella Paladini, Manlio Barbarisi, Francesco Coppolino, Vincenzo Pota, and Maria Caterina Pace
Life 2021, 11(7), 601;
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“Emerging Treatment Options for Multi-Drug-Resistant Bacterial Infections”
by Roberto Giurazza, Maria Civita Mazza, Roberto Andini, Pasquale Sansone, Maria Caterina Pace and Emanuele Durante-Mangoni
Life 2021, 11(6), 519;
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“Inappropriateness of Antibiotic Prescribing in Medical, Surgical and Intensive Care Units: Results of a Multicentre Observational Study”
by Margherita Macera, Federica Calò, Lorenzo Onorato, Giovanni Di Caprio, Caterina Monari, Antonio Russo, Anna Galdieri, Antonio Giordano, Patrizia Cuccaro and Nicola Coppola
Life 2021, 11(6), 475;
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“Ceftolozane/Tazobactam for Resistant Drugs Pseudomonas aeruginosa Respiratory Infections: A Systematic Literature Review of the Real-World Evidence”
by Luca Gregorio Giaccari, Maria Caterina Pace, Maria Beatrice Passavanti, Francesca Gargano, Caterina Aurilio and Pasquale Sansone
Life 2021, 11(6), 474;
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“Postoperative Complications Are Associated with Long-Term Changes in the Gut Microbiota Following Colorectal Cancer Surgery”
by Felix C. F. Schmitt, Martin Schneider, William Mathejczyk, Markus A. Weigand, Jane C. Figueiredo, Christopher I. Li, David Shibata, Erin M. Siegel, Adetunji T. Toriola, Cornelia M. Ulrich et al.
Life 2021, 11(3), 246;
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“Transfer of Antibiotic Resistance Plasmid from Commensal E. coli towards Human Intestinal Microbiota in the M-SHIME: Effect of E. coli dosis, Human Individual and Antibiotic Use”
by Ellen Lambrecht, Els Van Coillie, Nico Boon, Marc Heyndrickx and Tom Van de Wiele
Life 2021, 11(3), 192;
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Detection of Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacterales in Simulated Blood Culture in 15 Minutes”
by Daria Baer, Maya Azrad, Nora Saleh and Avi Peretz
Life 2021, 11(2), 145;
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Andrographis paniculata (Burm. f.) Wall. ex Nees: An Updated Review of Phytochemistry, Antimicrobial Pharmacology, and Clinical Safety and Efficacy”
by Sanower Hossain, Zannat Urbi, Hidayah Karuniawati, Ramisa Binti Mohiuddin, Ahmed Moh Qrimida, Akrm Mohamed Masaud Allzrag, Long Chiau Ming, Ester Pagano and Raffaele Capasso
Life 2021, 11(4), 348;
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“COVID-19 and Antimicrobial Resistance: Data from the Greek Electronic System for the Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance—WHONET-Greece (January 2018–March 2021)”
by Michalis Polemis, Georgia Mandilara, Olga Pappa, Athina Argyropoulou, Efstathia Perivolioti, Nikolaos Koudoumnakis, Spyros Pournaras, Alexandra Vasilakopoulou, Sophia Vourli, Helen Katsifa et al.
Life 2021, 11(10), 996;
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“Plazomicin against Multidrug-Resistant Bacteria: A Scoping Review”
by Aniello Alfieri, Sveva Di Franco, Valerio Donatiello, Vincenzo Maffei, Ciro Fittipaldi, Marco Fiore, Francesco Coppolino, Pasquale Sansone, Maria Caterina Pace and Maria Beatrice Passavanti
Life 2022, 12(12), 1949;
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