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ECDC (European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control) Country Visit to Italy to Discuss Antimicrobial Resistance Issues
European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. 12/12/2017 This 30-page report summarizes visits and meetings held in Italy on January 9-13, 2017, to discuss and assess the situation in the country regarding prevention and control of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) through prudent use of antibiotics and infection control. Observations from this country visit confirm that the AMR situation in Italian hospitals and regions poses a major public health threat to the country. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

New Dental Material Can Resist Biofilm Growth And Kills Bacteria
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have developed an antibacterial resin for dental procedures such as cavity fillings. They hope that the material can provide improved fillings that resist tooth decay and last longer. Conventional materials for dental fillings are prone to being covered in plaque, a sticky biofilm that can lead to tooth decay and filling failure. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania are working on developing something better. “Dental biomaterials such as these,” said Geelsu Hwang, a researcher involved in the study, “need to achieve two goals: first, they should kill ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 10, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

UN Environment and WHO agree to major collaboration on environmental health risks
UN Environment and WHO have agreed a new, wide-ranging collaboration to accelerate action to curb environmental health risks that cause an estimated 12.6 million deaths a year. Today in Nairobi, Mr Erik Solheim, head of UN Environment, and Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of WHO, signed an agreement to step up joint actions to combat air pollution, climate change and antimicrobial resistance, as well as improve coordination on waste and chemicals management, water quality, and food and nutrition issues. The collaboration also includes joint management of the BreatheLife advocacy campaign to reduce air pollut...
Source: WHO news - January 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: environmental health [subject], healthy environments, environment, environmental pollution, pollution, mental health [subject], mental health promotion, Press release [doctype] Source Type: news

Antimicrobial Stewardship: A Competency-Based Approach
World Health Organization. 2017 This course will equip clinicians who frequently prescribe antimicrobials with knowledge and tools to improve their use of these essential medications in daily clinical practices. Through case-based examples, the course highlights how antimicrobial stewardship principles can be applied to common clinical scenarios. It provides a framework for approaching each clinical encounter from the perspective of combating antimicrobial resistance. (Text) Site requires free registration. (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Need of the Hour: Addressing the Challenges of Multi-Drug-Resistant Health Care-Associated Infections and the Role of the Laboratory in Lowering Infection Rates
Over the past two decades, we have been confronted with an increase in the frequency and diversity of multi-drug-resistant microorganisms, leading in some cases to serious and life-threatening infections. To compound the problem, during the same timeframe, we have seen a significant decrease in the number of new, FDA-approved antimicrobial agents to treat these infections. In order to understand the gravity of the problem, we need to address the reasons behind the dramatic increase in antimicrobial resistance and the consequences facing us, as well as potential solutions to the problem. (Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter)
Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter - January 6, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Robert L. Sautter, Diane C. Halstead Source Type: news

ECDC (European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control) Country Visit to Luxembourg to Discuss Antimicrobial Resistance Issues
European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. 11/21/2017 This 24-page report summarizes visits and meetings held on May 29- June 2, 2017, to discuss antimicrobial resistance (AMR) issues in Luxembourg with the overall objective of providing an evidence-based assessment of the situation in Luxembourg regarding prevention and control of AMR through prudent use of antibiotics and infection control. The report provides an overview, observations, and options for action. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Zambia:Fighting Antimicrobial Resistance
[Times of Zambia] Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is the development of resistance in a microorganism - such as bacteria, virus, fungus or parasite - or to an antimicrobial agent to which it was previously sensitive. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

FDA launches new tool for sharing information that allows doctors to better manage antibiotic use; improve patient care
Today the FDA is announcing a new approach to get critical updates regarding antibiotics and antifungal drugs to health care professionals as part of an overall effort to combat antimicrobial resistance. The agency created a website that will provide direct and timely access to information about when bacterial or fungal infections are likely to respond to a specific drug. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - December 13, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

FDA launches new tool for sharing information that allows doctors to better manage antibiotic use; improve patient care
Today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is announcing a new approach to get critical updates regarding antibiotics and antifungal drugs to health care professionals as part of an overall effort to combat antimicrobial resistance. The agency created a website that will provide direct and timely access to information about when bacterial or fungal infections are likely to respond to a specific drug. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - December 13, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured FDA Regulatory Affairs Source Type: news

Achieving antimicrobial resistance (AMR) goals through better fungal diagnostic in Pakistan
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 13:25Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - December 12, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: BethBradshaw Source Type: news

Peppa Pig might inspire unrealistic expectations of GPs
Dr Brown Bear makes inappropriate home visits and is suffering from burnout, claims Sheffield GP Related items fromOnMedica Doctors unveils plan to ‘save’ general practice GPs encouraged to do home visits only in mornings New support for GPs to fight antimicrobial resistance NHS pressures could cause staff ‘burnout’ General Practice must be ‘properly supported’ (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 12, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Epidemiologist (Fever Diagnostic Program) (part-time consultancy)
DepartmentMSF currently operates activities in 35 countries with a wide spectrum of programs. The Medical Project Unit in MSF New York is part of the Medical Department of Operational Center – Paris (OCP) and provides technical support for: Tropical Medicine, Infectious Diseases (including antimicrobial resistance (AMR), medical quality, and medical article writing and publication. Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - December 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Rosanna Perri Source Type: news

Combating Antimicrobial Resistance: A One Health Approach to a Global Threat: Proceedings of a Workshop
Summary of a June 2017 workshop which explored issues of antimicrobial resistance through the lens of One Health, for strengthening systems to counter infectious diseases and related issues that threaten human, animal, and environmental health, with an end point of improving global health and achieving gains in development. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - December 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Combating Antimicrobial Resistance: A One Health Approach to a Global Threat: Proceedings of a Workshop
National Academies Press. 12/2017 This 152-document summarizes a workshop held on June 20-21, 2017, to explore issues of antimicrobial resistance through the lens of One Health, which is a collaborative approach of multiple disciplines for strengthening systems to counter infectious diseases and related issues that threaten human, animal, and environmental health, with an end point of improving global health and achieving gains in development. Participants discussed immediate and short-term actions and research needs that will have the greatest effect on reducing antimicrobial resistance. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Reso...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Frontiers 2017: Emerging Issues of Environmental Concern
Report covers six key emerging issues: the environmental dimension of antimicrobial resistance; nanomaterials; Marine Protected Areas and sustainable development; sand and dust storms; off-grid solar solutions; and environmental displacement. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - December 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Frontiers 2017: Emerging Environmental Issues of Concern
United Nations Environment Programme. 12/05/2017 This 84-page annual report identifies the most novel environmental challenges facing the planet. The six issues include Antimicrobial Resistance: Investigating the Environmental Dimension, which discusses one of the biggest global public health concerns of the 21st century; and Environmental Displacement: Human Mobility in the Anthropocene, which discusses how the interlacing trends of climate change, population growth, rising consumption, and environmental degradation are likely to lead to the displacement and migration of even greater numbers of people in the future. (PDF)...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Call to Action on Antimicrobial Resistance
This report summarises the discussions that took place and the resulting underpinning principles for action as agreed by the five co-hosts. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK 5 year antimicrobial resistance (AMR) strategy 2013 to 2018: annual progress report 2016
This report describes the activities and achievements over 2016. It notes that for the remaining two years of the strategy, the programme will focus on delivering the government's ambitions to halve certain types of infections and the inappropriate use of antibiotics. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Resistance to Antibiotics: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Antimicrobial drugs play a critical role in the treatment of diseases, their use is essential to protect both human and animal health. However, antimicrobials are often misused for treatment and prevention of diseases in livestock sector, aquaculture as well as crop production. Credit: FAOBy Baher KamalROME, Dec 6 2017 (IPS)The growing resistance to antibiotics and other antimicrobials due to their overuse and misuse both in humans and animals has become an alarming global threat to public health, food safety and security, causing the deaths of 700,000 people each year. This is a fact. The good news is that now more and mo...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Baher Kamal Tags: Editors' Choice Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs Projects Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Improving the lives of ru Source Type: news

Antimicrobial resistance
This paper provides an overview of antimicrobial resistance including its causes and consequences. It gives a summary of some UK and international action in this area. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya:Scientists Blame Pollution for Resistance to Antibiotics
[Nation] Global researchers have linked the rising threat of antimicrobial resistance to rampant environmental pollution. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cancer, Neurodegenerative Disease and Medicines Safety Feature in New IMI Call for Proposals
The Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) is launching a new Call for proposals covering diabetes, antimicrobial resistance, neurodegenerative diseases, cancer, and medicines safety during pregnancy and breastfeeding, to name just a few. The total budget of the Call is EUR 223 million, around half of which comes from the EU's Horizon 2020 programme, and half of which comes from EFPIA companies and IMI Associated Partners. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - December 5, 2017 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Open Calls Source Type: news

Ampicillin resistance 'started in agriculture'
Researchers say overuse of penicillin on farms in the 1950s triggered human resistance Related items fromOnMedica Massive fall in animal antibiotic use Interventions cut inappropriate antibiotic prescribing US use of broad-spectrum antibiotics shows worrying increase Study quantifies human consequences of increased antibiotic resistance United global effort needed to fight antimicrobial resistance (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 30, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Progress report on the UK 5 year AMR strategy: 2016
The third annual progress report describes the activities and achievements in the third year of implementation of the UK 5 year antimicrobial resistance (AMR) strategy 2013 to 2018, including significant international achievements. The report sets out progress made in 2016, and notes that for the remaining 2 years of the strategy, the programme will focus on delivery of the government's ambitions set out in response to the review on AMR (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Progress report on the UK five year AMR strategy: 2016
The third annual progress report describes the activities and achievements in the third year of implementation of the UK five year antimicrobial resistance (AMR) strategy 2013 to 2018, including significant international achievements. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 27, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Global Database for Antimicrobial Resistance Country Self-Assessment
World Health Organization. 11/2017 This database presents results from a 2016 survey by the World Health Organization (WHO), World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on progress made in establishing national antimicrobial resistance action plans. The survey found more than 6.5 billion people - or more than 90 percent of the world's population - now live in a country that already has, or is developing a national action plan. The database has tabs for Maps and Responses, Questionnaires and Guidance, and Responses Sent Via Email. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for D...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Antibiotic resistance – tackling a danger of a different kind in the Syrian Arab Republic
Hanaya Raad is a Syrian pharmacist who has dedicated herself to spreading awareness on antibiotic resistance in her home country. A topic not covered in her out-dated university curriculum, Ms Raad first heard about antibiotic resistance after she graduated when it was mentioned in a practical course for pharmacists. On hearing about this mounting threat, Ms Raad and two of her fellow graduates Sarah Safadi and Nour Allahham took it upon themselves to take action. After digging further into the topic and educating themselves on the best course of action for pharmacists, Ms Raad and her colleagues approached the Syrian Phar...
Source: WHO Feature Stories - November 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: antimicrobial resistance [subject], Eastern Mediterranean Region [region], Feature [doctype], Syrian Arab Republic [country] Source Type: news

Health matters: preventing infections and reducing AMR
This professional resource outlines the importance of infection prevention and control and how it can contribute to reducing antimicrobial resistance. It includes two case studies: Reducing catheter-associated UTI rates in hospital and Improving UTI management in the community. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Surveillance Report: Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance in Europe 2016
European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. 11/15/2017 This 100-page document is the annual report of the European Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Network (EARS-Net) for 2016. It presents results based on antimicrobial resistance data from invasive isolates reported to EARS-Net by 30 European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA) countries in 2017 (data referring to 2016), and on trend analyses of data reported by the participating countries for the period 2013 to 2016. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Bristol wins grant to tackle antibacterial drug resistance in Thailand
The University of Bristol has been awarded a grant through the Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) cross-research council initiative, in partnership with the Department of Health, to lead an inter-disciplinary research project to tackle the growing threat of antibacterial drug resistance (ABR) in Thailand. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 16, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Grants and Awards, Research, Public engagement; Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine Source Type: news

Health Matters: Preventing Infections and Reducing Antimicrobial Resistance
United Kingdom Department of Health. 11/13/2017 This resource outlines the importance of infection prevention and control, and how it can contribute to reducing antimicrobial resistance. With text and illustrations, it discusses the scale of the problem, prevention using the chain of infection model, infectious agents, reservoirs, portals of exit and entry, modes of transmission, and susceptible hosts. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Health matters: preventing infections and reducing antimicrobial resistance
This professional resource outlines the importance of infection prevention and control and how it can contribute to reducing antimicrobial resistance. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antibiotic Discovery in the Abyss
Combining the innovations of synthetic biology with robotic environmental sampling, a team of University of Bristol researchers are travelling to some of the most ‘ extreme ’ environments on Earth, including Atlantic depths of 4.5km, to find new leads which could help in the global fight against antimicrobial resistance. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 14, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Grants and Awards, Health, International, Public engagement, Research, Postgraduate, Undergraduate; Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, School of Biochemistry, Institutes, Bristol BioDesign Institute Source Type: news

Preventing infections and reducing AMR
Public Health England has published a document on the importance of infection prevention and control and how they can contribute to reducing antimicrobial resistance (AMR). (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 13, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Creative campaigns spread awareness on antibiotic resistance
(Source: WHO Feature Stories)
Source: WHO Feature Stories - November 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: antimicrobial resistance [subject], European Region [region], Feature [doctype] Source Type: news

Facing the threat of antibiotic-resistance: Israel ’s success to prevent and control the spread of carbapenem-resistant bacteria
Facing the threat of antibiotic-resistance: Israel ’s success to prevent and control the spread of carbapenem-resistant bacteria (Source: WHO Feature Stories)
Source: WHO Feature Stories - November 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: antimicrobial resistance [subject], European Region [region], Feature [doctype], Israel [country] Source Type: news

WHO (World Health Organization) Guidelines on Use of Medically Important Antimicrobials in Food-Producing Animals
World Health Organization. 11/06/2017 This 88-page document provides guidelines that present evidence-based recommendations and best practice statements on use of medically important antimicrobials in food-producing animals, based on the World Health Organization (WHO) list of critically important antimicrobials for human medicine (WHO CIA List). It aims primarily to help preserve the effectiveness of medically important antimicrobials, particularly those antimicrobials judged to be critically important to human medicine and to help preserve the effectiveness of antimicrobials for veterinary medicine, in direct support of ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Namibia ’s ban on antibiotics in healthy animals drives meat exports
Namibia ’s ban on antibiotics in healthy animals drives meat exports (Source: WHO Feature Stories)
Source: WHO Feature Stories - November 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: antimicrobial resistance [subject], African Region [region], Feature [doctype], Namibia [country] Source Type: news

Stop using antibiotics in healthy animals to prevent the spread of antibiotic resistance
Stop using antibiotics in healthy animals to preserve their effectiveness (Source: WHO news)
Source: WHO news - November 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: antimicrobial resistance [subject], Press release [doctype] Source Type: news

‘Electric’ bandages can help in fight against biofilms
For the first time, researchers say they have shown that “electric bandages” can fight biofilm infection and aid the fights against growing antimicrobial resistance. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - November 6, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

World Antibiotics Awareness Week 2017
November 2017 – World Antibiotics Awareness Week will be observed from 13 to 19 November 2017, with the year of this year’s campaign “Seek advice from a qualified health care professional before taking antibiotics”. The aim is to advocate for the proper and responsible use of antibiotics to prevent their misuse. It is important to seek the correct medical advice before taking antibiotics, not only to ensure that you receive the appropriate treatment, but because responsible use of antibiotics will also help reduce the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance. Antimicrobial resistance is the abili...
Source: WHO EMRO News - November 6, 2017 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Study shows electric bandages can fight biofilm infection, antimicrobial resistance
(MediaSource) Researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center have shown -- for the first time -- that special bandages using weak electric fields to disrupt bacterial biofilm infection can prevent infections, combat antibiotic resistance and enable healing in infected burn wounds. The dressing becomes electrically active upon contact with bodily fluids. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Strategic Partnership Network: About AMR (Antimicrobial Resistance)
World Health Organization. 2017 This Web page provides information about countries in the Global Health Security Agenda Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Action Package that have agreed to support work being coordinated by the World Health Organization, Food and Agriculture Organization, and World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) to develop an integrated and global package of activities to combat AMR. It includes a table that shows ongoing AMR support activities as listed by the donor countries. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Global Tuberculosis Report 2017
World Health Organization. 10/30/2017 This 262-page annual report provides a comprehensive and up-to-date assessment of the tuberculosis (TB) epidemic, and of progress in prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of the disease at global, regional, and country levels. It discusses how TB is the main cause of deaths related to antimicrobial resistance. Multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) remains a public health crisis and a health security threat. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

One Health Day
International One Health Day is celebrated every year on November 3. The goal of One Health Day is to build the cultural will necessary to see change in how planetary health challenges are assessed and addressed. One Health Day will bring global attention to the need for One Health interactions and allow the world to ‘see them in action’.  The One Health Day campaign is designed to engage as many individuals as possible from as many arenas as possible in One Health education and awareness events and to generate an inspiring array of projects worldwide. Events do not have to fa...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - October 30, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Consumer Health Health Professionals K-12 Outreach Public Health Source Type: news

To those who take antibiotics – the resistance crisis is not your fault | Hannah Flynn
A new government campaign suggesting that growing antimicrobial resistance is the fault of patients is lazy and dishonestSinging and dancing pills are the latest weapon to be pulled out of the NHS ’s public health armoury, in a last-ditch battle to beat antibiotic resistance. The animated capsules are featured in Public Health England’s Keep Antibiotics Working campaign, which was unveiled earlier this week, and aims to encourage patients to use fewer antibiotics. Yet like all other attempts to curb the impendingantibiotic Armageddon, it will fail. Why? Because it is based on the lazy assumption that patients a...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 26, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Flynn Tags: Antibiotics Society NHS Health & wellbeing Life and style Health policy Public services policy Politics Drugs Science UK news Source Type: news

ECDC, EFSA and EMA Joint Scientific Opinion on a List of Outcome Indicators as Regards Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance and Antimicrobial Consumption in Humans and Food-Producing Animals
European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. 10/26/2017 This 70-page document details a list of harmonized outcome indicators jointly established by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), and European Medicines Agency (EMA) to assist EU Member States in assessing their progress in reducing the use of antimicrobials and antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in both humans and food-producing animals. For all sectors, the chosen indicators, which should be reconsidered at least every five years, are expected to be valid tools in monitoring antimicr...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

NARMS (National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System) 2015 Integrated Report
U.S. Food and Drug Administration. 10/2017 This 14-page report marks the 20th year of the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS), and focuses on antimicrobial resistance to drug classes that are most important to human medicine (generally, first- or second-line treatments), multidrug resistance, and specific co-resistance profiles of epidemiological importance. It reports on the large dataset on bacteria that NARMS generates from 14 distinct sources, and their resistances. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

FDA Releases 2015 NARMS Integrated Report
Today the FDA, along with its National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS) partners, the CDC and the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service, released the 2015 NARMS Integrated Report. The annual report highlights antimicrobial resistance patterns in bacteria isolated from humans (by CDC), raw retail meats (by FDA), and animals at slaughter (by USDA). (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - October 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news