Multicenter surveillance study on antimicrobial resistance of nosocomial pathogens (MARATHON)
The aim of the study is a long-term monitoring of antimicrobial resistance of nosocomial and community-acquired pathogens (bacteria and fungi) in hospitalized patients in multi-speciality hospitals in various regions of Russia.
Multi-central prospective microbiological study “MARATHON” has been conducted since 2011. In the period from 01.01.2018 up to 31.12.2018 the pathogens isolated from patients have been collected (both nosocomial and community-acquired infections) in the context of MARATHON-2018 study.
Under conditions of the extreme spread of multi-, extremely-, panresistant pathogens, the results of regular and long-term monitoring of antimicrobial resistance in hospitalized patients are necessary for development of the modern guidelines on antimicrobial therapy, hospital formulary, infection control.
Marina V. Sukhorukova, Senior Research Associate, Institute of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy,
Smolensk State Medical University