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Special Issue "Nosocomial Pathogens and Antibiotic Resistance"
A special issue of Microorganisms (ISSN 2076-2607). This special issue belongs to the section "Antimicrobial Agents and Resistance".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2022) | Viewed by 12513
Special Issue Editors
2. UCIBIO-Applied Molecular Biosciences Unit, Laboratory of Microbiology, Department of Biological Sciences, REQUIMTE Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
Interests: antimicrobial resistance and infectious diseases; molecular and genomic epidemiology of bacterial pathogens under a one health approach; forensic microbiology
Special Issues, Collections and Topics in MDPI journals
Special Issue in Antibiotics: Environmental Hotspots and Drivers of Antimicrobial Resistance
Special Issue in Microorganisms: Molecular Epidemiology of Human Bacterial Pathogens Tolerant to Biocides and Resistant to Antibiotics
Interests: nosocomial pathogens; AMR; typing; genomics; enterococci; Klebsiella
Special Issue Information
Healthcare-associated infections caused by antimicrobial-resistant (AMR) bacteria are increasingly hard to treat, threatening our progress in healthcare and life expectancy, and generating a tremendous social and economic impact worldwide. In general, challenges in patient treatment and public health vary largely between low and middle-income countries (LMIC) and industrialized countries. However, a few aspects are similarly independent of climate, geographic origin, ethnic affiliation and quality and quantity of medical care. AMR is one of these key challenges to health care all over the world, although the foci might be different in the different world regions also in relation to age, gender, access to health care and underlying diseases. AMR in industrialized countries is rather an issue in intensive care with severely ill patients in relation to invasive treatment and high antibiotic pressure. Successfully treated but colonized patients may transmit the AMR problem into other hospitals, long-term care facilities and ambulatory care. AMR in LMIC spans the entire range from intensive, stationary and ambulatory care through One-Health-oriented scenarios and wild animal, food animal and environmental reservoirs.
With this Special Issue, we offer the opportunity to submit papers on all aspects of nosocomial, bacterial pathogen and antibiotic resistance. We also cover aspects of One-Health-oriented AMR issues with a direct link to nosocomial bacterial pathogens such as mcr-mediated colistin resistance in Enterobacterales and optrA-, cfr- and poxtA-mediated linezolid resistance in Gram-positive pathogens, to give two examples.
Prof. Dr. Ana R. Freitas
Prof. Dr. Guido Werner
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Microorganisms is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2200 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- hypervirulence and resistance
- healthcare pathogens
- One Health and AMR