Lessons learned from COVID-19 for the post-antibiotic future

COVID-19 has rapidly and radically changed the face of human health and social interaction. As was the case with COVID-19, the world is similarly unprepared to respond to antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and the...
Source: Globalization and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Commentary Source Type: research

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Publication date: Available online 29 September 2020Source: The LancetAuthor(s): Steffanie A Strathdee, Sally C Davies, Jasmine R Marcelin
Source: The Lancet - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionsAfter the new national policy was implemented, the number of infection control professionals increased, and hand hygiene promotion activities were strengthened across Korean hospitals.
Source: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
ConclusionsSBIs may occur in patients hospitalized with COVID-19 and lead to high mortality. The incidence of SBIs was associated with the severity of illness on admission. Gram-negative bacteria, especiallyA. baumannii andK. pneumoniae, were the main bacteria, and the resistance rates of the major isolated bacteria were generally high. This was a single-center study; thus, our results should be externally examined when applied in other institutions.
Source: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
ConclusionsOur results illustrate the importance of continued adherence to infection prevention and control measures during the COVID-19 pandemic to prevent VRE transmission and healthcare associated infections.
Source: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Dr. Rodney Rohde, a virologist and clinical laboratory expert, explains how the Covid-19 pandemic can make antimicrobial resistance a bigger problem if health systems aren ’t careful.
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Editors' Pick editors-pick Coronavirus Source Type: news
Antimicrobial resistance ‘biggest human health threat, bar none’, says Australian research director ahead of three-year study in FijiThe emergence ofantimicrobial resistance (AMR), including drug-resistant bacteria, or “superbugs”, pose far greater risks to human health than Covid-19, threatening to put modern medicine “back into the dark ages”,an Australian scientist has warned, ahead of a three-year study into drug-resistant bacteria in Fiji.“If you thought Covid was bad, you don’t want anti-microbial resistance,” Dr Paul De Barro, biosecurity research director at Aus...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: World news Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science Medical research Microbiology Fiji Pacific islands Asia Pacific Source Type: news
Publication date: December 2020Source: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance, Volume 23Author(s): Jacopo Vannucci, Franco Ruberto, Daniele Diso, Gioacchino Galardo, Claudio M. Mastroianni, Giammarco Raponi, Massimiliano Bassi, Giancarlo Ceccarelli, Massimo Mancone, Guido Antonelli, Federico Venuta, Francesco Pugliese, Alida Albante, Francesco Alessandri, Davide Amore, Marco Anile, Maria Gloria Antognoli, Fabio Araimo Morselli, Daniela Auricchio, Martina Bianco
Source: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.
Source: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Abstract Critical care medicine is a medical specialty engaging the diagnosis and treatment of critically ill patients who have or are likely to have life-threatening organ failure. Sepsis, a life-threatening condition that arises when the body responds to infection, is currently the major cause of death in intensive care units (ICU). Although progress has been made in understanding the pathophysiology of sepsis, many drawbacks in sepsis treatment remains unresolved. For example, antimicrobial resistance, controversial of glucocorticoids use, prolonged duration of ICU care and the subsequent high cost of the treat...
Source: The American Journal of Chinese Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Am J Chin Med Source Type: research
Purpose of review To describe current antimicrobial resistance in ESKAPE Gram-negative microorganisms and their situation in the ICUs, the implication of the so-called high-risk clones (HiRCs) involved in the spread of antimicrobial resistance as well as relevance of the COVID-19 pandemic in the potential increase of resistance. Recent findings Extended-spectrum and carbapenemase producing Enterobacterales and multidrug and extensive drug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Acinetobacter baumannii have increased worldwide. Sequence type (ST)131 Escherichia coli, ST258, ST11, ST10, ST147 and ST307 Klebsiella pneumonia...
Source: Current Opinion in Critical Care - Category: Nursing Tags: SEVERE INFECTIONS: Edited by Jean-Fran├žois Timsit Source Type: research
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