Attitudes and behaviours of adolescents towards antibiotics and self-care for respiratory tract infections: a qualitative study

Conclusion Addressing adolescents’ misperceptions about antibiotics and the treatment of RTIs using a behaviour change intervention should help improve antibiotic awareness and may break the cycle of patient demand for antibiotics to treat RTIs amongst this group. Schools should consider educating all students in further education about antibiotic usage and AMR, not only those taking science.
Source: BMJ Open - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Open access, Qualitative research Source Type: research

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Publication date: Available online 23 August 2019Source: Journal of Global Antimicrobial ResistanceAuthor(s): Larissa dos Santos Fávaro, Suelen Balero de Paula-Petroli, Priscila Romanin, Eliandro dos Reis Tavares, Renan Augusto Ribeiro, Mariangela Hungria, Admilton Gonçalves de Oliveira, Lucy Megumi Yamauchi, Sueli Fumie Yamada-Ogatta, Floristher Elaine Carrara-Marroni
Source: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
ConclusionTo our knowledge, this is the first draft genome of Chinese giant salamander original M. morganii strain harboring multiple antibiotic resistance genes in China. The reported genome sequence could provide insights about antibiotic resistance mechanisms and control strategies of M. morganii.
Source: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
ConclusionThis is the first report of the genome sequence of A. baumannii ST1928 clinical isolate carrying a novel class C β-lactamase gene from China. The genome sequence data can be used as a reference sequence for comparative studies and would facilitate further understanding of the antibiotic resistance mechanisms of A. baumannii at the genomic level.
Source: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
ConclusionThe genome sequence data presented in this study can serve as an important reference sequence for further understanding of the antimicrobial resistance mechanisms and virulence potientials of this bacterial species.
Source: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
ConclusionThe results of this study reveal thatEnterobacter spp. isolates from hospital settings are both resistant to clinically-used antibiotics and tolerant to biocides. Biocide tolerance could be an advantage for antibiotic-resistant strains in hospitals.
Source: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Compared to the cold steel technique, coblation tonsillectomy is superior in terms of less early post-operative pain and less damage to surrounding tissues. Significantly lower mast cell degranulation in coblation tonsillectomy may contribute to the reduction of post-operative pain. PMID: 31434599 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research
ConclusionsMDR isolates colonizing tonsils even without infection, demonstrate persistence of the bacterium and possibility of antimicrobial resistance dissemination and recurrence of infection. A specific clone in patients colonized by S. aureus was not demonstrated.
Source: The Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: MDR isolates colonizing tonsils even without infection, demonstrate persistence of the bacterium and possibility of antimicrobial resistance dissemination and recurrence of infection. A specific clone in patients colonized by S. aureus was not demonstrated. PMID: 30849330 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Braz J Infect Dis - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Braz J Infect Dis Source Type: research
This study provides epidemiological data about human pathogenic Y. enterocolitica and highlight the role of pigs as a potential source of infection for the consumers in Sardinia. PMID: 29929063 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: International Journal of Food Microbiology - Category: Food Science Authors: Tags: Int J Food Microbiol Source Type: research
In this study, we aimed to detect and characterize S. enterica from slaughtered swine and generate antimicrobial resistance profiles of select isolates. Tonsils and jejunum with mesenteric lymph nodes (MLN) were collected from a total of 240 swine from eight abattoirs (five accredited and three locally registered abattoirs) across Metro Manila. S. enterica were isolated using conventional culture methods and confirmed by PCR amplification of the invA gene. Isolates were further characterized based on somatic antigen by multiplex PCR. We report that there is no significant difference (P = 0.42) between t...
Source: Food Microbiology - Category: Food Science Authors: Tags: Food Microbiol Source Type: research
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