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. This program includes 30 sites all over the country. The results of the studies are published in leading international journals.

The list of on-going studies

  • PeGAS — antibiotic resistance surveillance of the main pathogens causing upper respiratory tract infections (S. pneumoniae, H. influenzae, S. pyogenes).
  • MARATHON — multicenter surveillance study on antimicrobial resistance of nosocomial pathogens.
  • DARMIS — dynamics of antimicrobial resistance of uropathogens causing community-acquired urinary tract infections in different subsets of patients.

The list of conducted studies

  • ARGON — investigation of the antimicrobial resistance in N. gonorrhoeae.
  • ARIMB — Multicentre prospective epidemiologic research of antibiotic resistance in urinary tract infection pathogens in pregnancy.
  • Armid-2000 — Antibiotic resistance in urinary tract pathogens in children.
  • 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.
  • EQA 2002 — In 2002 IACMAC continued EQA IACMAC program.
  • NPRS — Nosocomial Gram-negative pathogens Prevalence and Resistance Survey in intensive care units (ICUs).
  • RESORT — multicenter prospective microbiological study of antibiotic RESistance of bacterial nosocomial pathogens in the Departments of Reanimation and Intensive Care Unit in Russia.
  • 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.

Contact person:

    Marina V. Sukhorukova, Senior Research Associate, Institute of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy,
    Smolensk State Medical University



Last update: October 30, 2018
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