Acinetobacter is a genus of Gram-negative bacteria that are widely distributed in the environment and have been found in soil, air, water, and in hospitals and other healthcare facilities. They are hardy organisms and can survive on a wide range of organic substrates. They are known to cause a variety of infections including pneumonia, meningitis, and urinary tract infections, and can also be responsible for outbreaks in healthcare settings. Acinetobacter is also associated with antibiotic resistance, as some species are resistant to multiple antibiotics, making them difficult to treat. As such, there is an increased focus on identifying and developing new treatments for infections caused by Acinetobacter.

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Editor: Vipin Arora,  Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, Harvard Medical School & Massachusetts General Hospital                                     
Publication Type: Open Access Journal
Description: International Journal of Anesthesia covers a wide selection of areas relevant to scientific and clinical content of anesthesiology field. IJAN aims to add real international flavor to anesthetic studies pertaining to all possible forms and to advance the understanding and application of novel techniques.