The Interregional Association for Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

Programs for Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance in Russia – RosNet

RosNet - is one of the main fields of activity of the Interregional Association for Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (IACMAC). It is the national network for monitoring of antibiotic resistance of both community-acquired and nosocomial infections in Russia. In fact, the first multicenter microbiological studies that laid the foundation for collaboration of the clinical microbiologists in different regions of Russia were performed long before the organization of IACMAC in 1997. For more information see First RosNet report on antibiotic resistance.

The list of conducted and on-going multicentrer microbiological studies includes:

  • EQA 2002 - In 2002 IACMAC continued EQA IACMAC program.
  • Armid-2000 - Antibiotic resistance in urinary tract pathogens in children.
  • ARGON - investigation of the antimicrobial resistance in N.gonorrhoeae.
  • CRoChA («Baby») - study of the nasopharyngeal carriage of the S.pneumoniae and H.influenzae in healthy children attending day care centers.
  • EQA 1998 - WHO/CDC/IACMAC External Quality Assurance Program.
  • NPRS - Nosocomial Gram-negative pathogens Prevalence and Resistance Survey in intensive care units (ICUs).
  • PeGAS - antibiotic resistance surveillance of the main pathogens causing upper respiratory tract infections (S.pneumoniae, H.influenzae, S.pyogenes).
  • StEnt - study of the antibiotic resistance in gram-positive bacteria: S.aureus and Enterococcus spp.
  • UTIAP - antimicrobial susceptibility study of the uncomplicated acute urinary tract infection pathogens.
  • ARIMB - Multicentre prospective epidemiologic research of antibiotic resistance in urinary tract infection pathogens in pregnancy.
  • RESORT - multicenter prospective microbiological study of antibiotic RESistance of bacterial nosocomial pathogens in the Departments of Reanimation and Intensive Care Unit in Russia.

Last update: August 09, 2004
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