Creative campaigns spread awareness on antibiotic resistance

Creative campaigns spread awareness on antibiotic resistance
Source: WHO Feature Stories - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: antimicrobial resistance [subject], European Region [region], Feature [doctype] Source Type: news

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Among the major drivers of the Antimicrobial Resistance crisis is the misuse and overuse of antibiotics in livestock and feed. Credit: Germán Miranda/IPS. By Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, May 21 2019 (IPS) Antimicrobial resistance is quickly becoming a global crisis and risks reversing a century of progress in health. Some organisations have already geared up and are tackling the issue from its roots. In a new report, the United Nations Interagency Coordination Group (IACG) on Antimicrobial Resistance estimates that antibiotic resistance could cause 10 million deaths each year by 2050. Already, drug-resistan...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse North America Regional Categories Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) WHO Source Type: news
ConclusionData indicate that KPC-producing polyclonalK. pneumoniae are frequent causes of nosocomial hospital outbreaks in South America. Similar genotypes have been reported in Colombia, Argentina and Brazil, North America and Asia.
Source: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Whole-genome sequencing (WGS) will soon replace traditional phenotypic methods for routine testing of foodborne antimicrobial resistance (AMR). WGS is expected to improve AMR surveillance by providing a greater understanding of the transmission of resistant bacteria and AMR genes throughout the food chain, and therefore support risk assessment activities. At this stage, it is unclear how WGS data can be integrated into quantitative microbial risk assessment (QMRA) models and whether their integration will impact final risk estimates or the assessment of risk mitigation measures. This review explores opportunities and chall...
Source: Frontiers in Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
ConclusionsThis is the first case report of a PCR-documented LCMV meningitis, coupled with seroconversion, following needlestick injury. It highlights the importance of infection prevention practices that comprise particularly well established safety precaution protocols in research laboratories handling this pathogenic virus, because exposure to even a small amount of LCMV can lead to a severe, life-threatening infection.
Source: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe CarbaSCORE is a simple and efficient score for predicting the presence of bacteria requiring carbapenem treatment. Further studies are needed to test this score before it can be used in practice.
Source: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
ConclusionOne third of healthy Thai neonates harboured antibiotic-resistantE. coli in meconium. The proportion of resistantE. coli increased during the first year of life almost reaching the value in adults. We hypothesize that enhancement of infection control measures and cautious use of antibiotics may help to control further increase of resistance.
Source: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
ConclusionDiabetes, HCV and NAFLD predispose to refractory H. Pylori which need culture and sensitivity testing.
Source: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
ConclusionThe NDM-1-producing A.haemolyticus coexisted multiple durg-resistant determinants. The acquisition of the blaNDM-1 gene was probably facilitated by Tn125 in this strain. Non-A.baumannii species also contain GIs.
Source: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 18 May 2019Source: Journal of Global Antimicrobial ResistanceAuthor(s): Giuseppe Vittorio De Socio, Paola Rubbioni, Daniele Botta, Elio Cenci, Alessandra Belati, Riccardo Paggi, Maria Bruna Pasticci, Antonella MencacciAbstractObjectivesThe aim of the study was to evaluate a cumulative antimicrobial resistance index (ARI) as a possible key outcome measure of antimicrobial stewardship (AS) programs and as a tool to predict antimicrobial resistance (AMR) trend.MethodsAntibiotic susceptibility for Enterococcus faecium, Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Acinetobacter baumannii, Pse...
Source: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) —the ability of a microorganism (bacteria, virus, fungi, parasite) to resist the effects of a drug—is a serious, complex and costly public health problem. Learn what FDA is doing to address AMR.
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Source Type: news
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