Ongoing strategies to improve the management of upper respiratory tract infections and reduce inappropriate antibiotic use particularly among lower and middle-income countries: findings and implications for the future.

Conclusion: Initiatives will grow across LMICs to reduce inappropriate prescribing and dispensing of antimicrobials for URTIs as part of NAPs and other activities, and these will be monitored. PMID: 31794332 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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ConclusionThis is the first report showing the high prevalence of carbapenemases in ESBL-positive isolates in this area. Regular surveillance for such resistance mechanisms will be useful for health personnel to treat infections by these multidrug-resistant pathogens.
Source: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
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Nursing Open, EarlyView.
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ConclusionsIn this study, the prevalence of Hr-TB among TB patients was higher than the prevalence of rifampicin resistance globally. Many patients with Hr-TB would be missed by current diagnostic algorithms driven by rifampicin testing, highlighting the need for new rapid molecular technologies to ensure access to appropriate treatment and care. The low prevalence of resistance to pyrazinamide and fluoroquinolones among patients with Hr-TB provides further justification for the recommended modified treatment regimen.
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ConclusionOur findings argue against a co-selection mechanism of antimicrobial drug-resistance and zinc tolerance after dietary zinc supplementation in weaning piglets. An explanation for an increase in multi-drug resistant isolates from piglets with high zinc dietary feeding could be that resistant bacteria to antimicrobial agents are more persistent to stresses such as zinc or copper exposure.
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This study sheds light on the virulence and AMR potential of E. coli ST302 strains and informs AMR genomic surveillance.
Source: Frontiers in Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
AbstractAn international legal agreement governing the global antimicrobial commons would  represent the strongest commitment mechanism for achieving collective action on antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Since AMR has important similarities to climate change—both are common pool resource challenges that require massive, long-term political commitments—the first article in this spec ial issue draws lessons from various climate agreements that could be applicable for developing a grand bargain on AMR. We consider the similarities and differences between the Paris Climate Agreement and current govern...
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Lab Chip, 2020, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/D0LC00055H, PaperVasileios Anagnostidis, Benjamin Sherlock, Jeremy Metz, Philip Mair, Florian Hollfelder, Fabrice Gielen Uncovering the heterogeneity of cellular and multicellular constructs is a long-standing goal in fields ranging from antimicrobial resistance to cancer research. Emerging technology platforms such as droplet microfluidics hold the... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
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