GPs should consider restricting antibiotics for COPD
NICE says antimicrobial resistance is a risk issue Related items fromOnMedica Making sense of the LABAs and LAMAs for COPD COPD: ageing and multimorbidity, a new risk defined Include nurse-led CBT in routine COPD clinical care pathways Four in 10 women with asthma may develop COPD (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 7, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Antibiotics should be restricted for COPD says NICE
Healthcare professionals should consider the risk of antimicrobial resistance when deciding whether antibiotics are needed for treating or preventing a flare up of symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - December 6, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Africa: 'Antimicrobial Resistance Knows No Boundaries'
[IPS] Brussels -European Union officials and global health bodies have called for help for poorer countries as growing resistance to antibiotics threatens to become a 'global health tragedy' and jeopardises Sustainable Development Goals in some parts of the world. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

‘ Antimicrobial Resistance Knows No Boundaries ’
Community health worker Urmila Kasdekar performs a health check on a new born baby in Berdaball village of western India. In India, for example, where it is thought that as many as 120,000 babies alone die every year from sepsis caused by antimicrobial-resistant infections, doctors say two of the key factors behind rising AMR are pharmacies selling antibiotics without a prescription and poor infection control in overcrowded healthcare facilities. Credit: Stella Paul/IPSBy Ed HoltBRUSSELS, Dec 4 2018 (IPS)European Union officials and global health bodies have called for help for poorer countries as growing resistance to ant...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ed Holt Tags: Development & Aid Editors' Choice Europe Featured Global Headlines Health Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) Organisation for Economic Source Type: news

Government promises more funding to fight superbugs
This news story says the government has announced it is to fund a number of developments as part of an international collaboration to help tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR). In early 2019 the DH will publish a vision in which AMR will be contained and controlled by 2040 (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Key Strategies to Enhance Infection Prevention and Antibiotic Stewarship: Report with Recommendations for Human and Animal Health
Source: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health [U.S. Department of Health and Human Services] (HHS OASH). Published: 9/2018. This 57-page report from the Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria presents a high-level set of recommendations for effectively defining and evaluating the core principles of infection prevention and antibiotic stewardship. These recommendations are designed to ensure that the reduction and prevention of antimicrobial resistance in animals and people are conducted through well-supported federal and non-federal programs. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scottish One Health Antimicrobial Use and Antimicrobial Resistance in 2017
Source: NHS National Services Scotland. Published: 11/13/2018. This 55-page report describes a range of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and antimicrobial use (AMU) data in human and animal infections, and tracks the changes in AMU in humans in Scotland, including total prescribing, prescribing in primary care, and prescribing in acute hospitals. It also reports on the levels of resistance in a broad range of human infections. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Guidelines on Sanitation and Health
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 10/2018. This 220-page document details guidelines that provide comprehensive advice on maximizing the health impact of sanitation interventions, including safe sanitation in emergency situations. The guidelines summarize the evidence on the links between sanitation and health, provide evidence-informed recommendations, and offer guidance for international, national, and local sanitation policies and program actions. The document discusses how the lack of safe sanitation systems contributes to the emergence and spread of antimicrobial resistance by increasing.the risk of...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ghana: 'Call to Action On Antimicrobial Resistance' Confab Held in Accra
[Ghanaian Times] A two-day stakeholders conference on 'Call to Action on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)', took place in Accra, to address the most critical gaps in tackling the development and spread of drug-resistant infections. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Diagnostics Are Helping Counter Antimicrobial Resistance, But More Work Is Needed
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) threats to patient health are becoming more widely recognized and diagnostics manufacturers are making significant progress in combatting the overuse of antibiotics. There is still a lot of work to be done, however. A recent health scare for Rick Bright, Ph.D., director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), HHS, the very agency working to combat emerging infectious diseases (EID) and other threats, highlights the lingering risks.  During the 10th Public Meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria (PACCARB...
Source: MDDI - November 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: IVD Source Type: news

Government promises more funding to fight superbugs
The government has agreed an extra £10m to fight antimicrobial resistance (AMR) at home and abroad. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 20, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Multi-Sectoral Responses to Antimicrobial Resistance
Source: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Published: 11/15/2018. This eight-page issue brief illustrates the opportunities the 2030 Agenda provides to accelerate integrated antimicrobial resistance (AMR) responses, including promoting greater multi-sectoriality in the AMR response. It details how the complexity and multidimensionality of AMR, and the One Health approach that governments have committed to advancing, require greater coordination, stronger governance, and more effective partnerships. (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, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Vet School postgrad selected for the first ever national PhD Training Programme in antimicrobial resistance
A postgraduate student from the University of Bristol ’ s Veterinary School has been selected for the first ever national PhD Training Programme in antimicrobial resistance (AMR) - launched by the Medical Research Foundation. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International, Research, Postgraduate; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School; Press Release Source Type: news

ECDC (European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control) Country Visit to Malta to Discuss Antimicrobial Resistance Issues: 3-7 July 2017
Source: European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Published: 12/2017. This 29-page report summarizes a country visit to Malta jointly carried out by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the European Commission's Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety from July 3-7, 2017. The overall aim of the visit was to assist the country in the further development and implementation of its national policies and strategies for tackling antimicrobial resistance (AMR) based on a One Health perspective. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Central Asian and Eastern European Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance: Annual Report 2017
Source: World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe. Published: 6/2018. This 143-page report describes antimicrobial resistance (AMR) data gathered through the Central Asian and Eastern European Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance (CAESAR) network from nine countries in the World Health Organization European Region – Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Montenegro, the Russian Federation, Serbia, Switzerland, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, and Turkey – and Kosovo. The aim of the report is to provide guidance and inspiration to countries that are building or strengthening their n...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Protocol: Proof-of-Principle Antimicrobial Resistance Routine Diagnostics Surveillance Project (PoP Project)
Source: World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe. Published: 5/2018. This 72-page protocol provides the project coordination team with detailed information for the implementation of the Proof-of-Principle routine diagnostics project for antimicrobial resistance surveillance (PoP project), including methods, standard operating procedures, and expected outputs of the project. As a result of the project, baseline data on the main pathogens causing blood stream infections and their antimicrobial susceptibility patterns will become available, providing clinicians with information needed to make antibiotic treatmen...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Central Asian and Eastern European Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance: Annual Report 2018
Source: World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe. Published: 11/2018. The information in this 164-page report provides guidance, inspiration, and motivation to countries in Central Asia and Eastern Europe that are building or strengthening their national antimicrobial resistance (AMR) surveillance. The high percentages of resistance and the resistance profiles in this report strongly support the global call for action, and emphasize the importance of good clinical practice in slowing the further development of AMR. Using surveillance data to initiate and monitor AMR control efforts in clinical settings and ra...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Surveillance Report: Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance in Europe 2017
Source: European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Published: 11/14/2018. The results presented in this 108-page report are based on antimicrobial resistance data from invasive isolates reported to the European Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Network (EARS-Net) by 30 European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA) countries in 2018 (data referring to 2017), and on trend analyses of data reported by the participating countries for the period 2014 to 2017. High levels of resistance remain in the EU/EEA for several bacterial species –antimicrobial group combinations. (PDF) (So...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Antimicrobial resistance fight is not just down to GPs
GPs support greater role for pharmacists in tackling AMR Related items fromOnMedica Double check patients with ‘penicillin’ allergy to avoid MRSA risk GPs advised to avoid antibiotics for patients ’ coughs Patient safety alert issued on antimicrobial resistance Patients less happy with low antibiotic prescribers More action needed to treat TB (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

ECDC calls for continued action to address antimicrobial resistance in healthcare settings
(European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)) On European Antibiotic Awareness Day, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) publishes the results of two point-prevalence surveys of healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial use in hospitals and in long-term care facilities in the EU/EEA. The findings show that practices in terms of antimicrobial use vary from country to country throughout Europe and that, overall, there is room for improvement. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 15, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Stemming the Superbug Tide: Just A Few Dollars More
This report reviews policies in place in high-income countries and identifies a set of'best buys'to tackle antimicrobial resistance at the national level. Nearly a fifth of infections occurring in Europe, North America and Australia are due to antibiotic resistant bacteria. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

University to launch new interdisciplinary antimicrobial resistance research network
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is an escalating global health emergency with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) estimating that 'superbugs' will kill 1.3 million people in Europe by 2050, including more than 90,000 in the UK, unless we can halt the rise in antibiotic-resistant infections. The University of Bristol is committed to tackling this global challenge and today [Wednesday 14 November] a new cross-faculty and interdisciplinary AMR research network will be launched, funded by the University's Elizabeth Blackwell Institute (EBI). (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 14, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International, Health, Research; Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, Faculty of Engineering, Institutes, Institutes, Elizabeth Black Source Type: news

Ghana: Don't Share Prescribed Antibiotics - PSGH
[Ghanaian Times] The Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana (PSGH) has asked Ghanaians to desist from sharing prescribed antibiotics with one another to help minimise antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

External Quality Assessment of Laboratory Performance: European Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Network (EARS-Net), 2017
Source: European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Published: 11/2018. This 25-page report provides an analysis of the external quality assessment (EQA) performance of laboratories participating in the European Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Network (EARS-Net) in 2017. A total of 893 laboratories participated in the EQA exercise. Six bacterial strains were used: Acinetobacter baumannii complex, Enterococcus faecium, Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Staphylococcus aureus, and Streptococcus pneumoniae. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2018 in the Eastern Mediterranean Region
Cairo, Egypt, 8 November, 2018 – World Antibiotics Awareness Week will be celebrated in the Eastern Mediterranean from 12 to 18 November 2018, with campaign messaging focusing on the misuse of antibiotics, which puts everyone at risk, and the need to seek medical advice before taking antibiotics. The campaign aims to target the general public, health professionals, governments, and the food, animal and agricultural sectors to raise awareness of the problem of antibiotic resistance and highlight the importance of the responsible use of antibiotics. World Antibiotics Awareness Week will begin with a press event at the...
Source: WHO EMRO News - November 8, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

33,000 people die every year due to infections with antibiotic-resistant bacteria
(European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)) An ECDC study estimates the burden of five types of infections caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria of public health concern in the European Union and in the European Economic Area (EU/EEA). The burden of disease is measured in number of cases, attributable deaths and disability-adjusted life years (DALYs). These estimates are based on data from the European Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Network (EARS-Net) data from 2015. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 6, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

21st Annual Superbugs & Superdrugs Conference
18 - 19 March 2019, London, UK. As the global threat of antimicrobial resistance continues to grow, the advances of modern medicines are at risk of being lost. Failure to act quickly means the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria could lead to increased mortality from normally minor injuries and benign infections. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - November 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Events Source Type: news

CDC partners with Triangle company to fight antibiotic resistance
Over the next year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) plans to dramatically reduce antimicrobial resistance by partnering with several international and national governments, drug manufacturers, hospital associations and a Triangle-based medical company. According to the CDC, between 30 percent and 50 percent of antibiotics in the country are wasted each year – about 47 million prescriptions. The reasons for the waste are often attributed to unnecessary prescription of the medicine… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 30, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Seth Gulledge Source Type: news

Antimicrobial resistance: Eleventh Report of Session 201719
This report highlights that given the severity of the threat, antimicrobial resistance needs to be firmly established as a'top five policy priority'for the Government as a whole, and a dedicated budget should be made available to enable work in this area to make more rapid progress. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MPs call for tougher action to curb unnecessary antibiotic scripts
Clinically unnecessary prescribing of antibiotics in the UK must stop, according to an influential group of MPs, which is calling on the government to make antimicrobial resistance a “top five” policy priority. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 22, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

MPs call for urgent action on antimicrobial resistance
They call on government and industry to develop new classes of antibiotics Related items fromOnMedica GPs put on alert for measles as cases rise Quadrivalent HPV jab cleared of causal link to MS Doctors warn of rising rates of fungal resistance BMJ report questions swine flu jab transparency Global measles deaths reach historic low (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 22, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Do Minutes Count in the Fight Against Antimicrobial Resistance?
Abbott claims its point-of-care ID NOW testing platform offers the fastest-ever time to influenza A and B test results. Formerly called Alere i, ID Now can provide results in 13 minutes or less, with positive results available in about five minutes. Dr. Norman Moore, Abbott’s director of scientific affairs for infectious diseases, believes such a rapid result could help fight antimicrobial resistance. “Point-of-care testing enables clinicians to make more confident and informed treatment decisions during a single patient visit. Within minutes of administering a flu test, clinicians will ...
Source: MDDI - October 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Phage Therapy Offers Lifeline for Antimicrobial Resistance
(MedPage Today) -- Collaborative effort saves patient with multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - October 9, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

World leaders to take part in crisis simulation of AMR pandemic
G20 leaders have taken part in a fictional drug-resistant E. Coli pandemic, as part of an international effort to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR). (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - October 5, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS to partner with Commonwealth nations to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR)
This news story outlines how the Commonwealth Partnerships for Antimicrobial Stewardship, funded by the Department of Health and Social Care's Fleming Fund, will send up to 12 volunteer NHS pharmacists and specialist nurses to Ghana, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia to work with local health workers against AMR. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antimicrobial Resistance Takes Center Stage at IDWeek in San Francisco
(MedPage Today) -- Meeting more comprehensive, with record number of abstract submissions (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - October 2, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Information Session on the UN Inter Agency Coordination Group on Antimicrobial Resistance
Excellencies, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, A very warm welcome to WHO. It ’s great to have you here as always. As you know, this is a very important subject matter to all of us. I’m glad that we are fighting AMR together. (Source: WHO Director-General speeches)
Source: WHO Director-General speeches - October 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: antimicrobial resistance [subject] Source Type: news

UK public health antimicrobial resistance alerts
These Antimicrobial resistance alerts (ARAs) inform microbiologists of emerging antimicrobial-resistant pathogen strains which could spread in the UK health service. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HHS' Azar Kicks Off Global Effort to Fight Antibiotic Resistance HHS' Azar Kicks Off Global Effort to Fight Antibiotic Resistance
HHS and the CDC have launched the yearlong Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Challenge, calling it"the most ambitious global initiative to date to combat the growing threat of antibiotic resistance."Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

FDA: Here Is The 2019 Strategic Approach To Combat Antimicrobial Resistance
FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb outlined these 4 general strategic approaches to address the problems of increasing antimicrobial resistance and a lack of new antibiotics being developed. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Using viruses to fight resistant bacteria
(Helmholtz Zentrum M ü nchen - German Research Center for Environmental Health) Dr. Li Deng of Helmholtz Zentrum M ü nchen has been awarded a Starting Grant of the European Research Council (ERC). The scientist intends to tackle antimicrobial resistance by fighting bacteria with their natural enemies -- the viruses. The grant is endowed with nearly 1.5 million euros for five years. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

10-year study of Salmonella enterica serotype Newport infections in the US
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) A 10-year investigation evaluating data from four surveillance systems captured information on the geographic distribution of outbreaks of Salmonella enterica serotype Newport infections in the US, who is at greatest risk, the rate of antimicrobial resistance of Newport infections, and how often antimicrobial resistance may be linked to an environmental cause of infection. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 11, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Good governance, clean water, & sanitation necessary to curb global antibiotic resistance
(Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics& Policy) An international team of researchers has published a new study showing that the proliferation of disease-causing antibiotic resistant organisms is correlated with many social and environmental factors such as poor sanitation, unsafe water, and higher incomes. The study, which was based on economic and public health data from 73 countries, found that better infrastructure and better governance were significantly associated with lower measures of antimicrobial resistance. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 6, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Low antibiotic concentration is enough to increase antimicrobial resistance
(University of Helsinki) Existing antimicrobial resistance may become increasingly prevalent on its own -- with no interference from antibiotics -- in compact bacterial communities known as biofilms, or when protozoa hunt bacteria for food. Even weak antibiotic concentrations are sufficient to cause a rise in the prevalence of antimicrobial resistance in bacterial populations cultured in laboratory conditions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 5, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Daily low-dose antibiotics halve urinary tract infections in people who self-catheterise
This NIHR Signal outlines a trial which randomised 404 adults in the UK who perform the procedure for a variety of reasons to either daily oral low-dose antibiotics or no prophylaxis. All had a recent history of urinary tract infection. It concludes that although prophylactic antibiotics halved infection rates, it increased antimicrobial resistance compared with the control group who took short courses of antibiotics for each infection. This has implications for the individual and wider population. As overall reported health status was similar between the two groups, it is unclear if this reduction in infection is sufficie...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CC Grand Rounds: Addressing the Challenge of Antimicrobial Resistance: 1) National Strategies to Track and Improve Antibiotic Use and 2) Impact of Antimicrobial Resistance on Patient Outcome through a Big Data Lens
September 26, 2018 12:00-1:00pm ET. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - August 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Antimicrobial Resistance and Immunisation
This report describes the role for immunisation in tackling AMR, both globally and in the UK, the use of existing vaccines and how vaccine development aligns with public health priorities.   (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ESCMID/ASM Drug Development to Meet the Challenge of Antimicrobial Resistance
Date: Thursday, July 26, 2018Year: 2018Location: Lisbon, PortugalContent-type: current_conferences (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - July 26, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: BethBradshaw Source Type: news

Nebraska, Iowa State to lead new institute to fight antimicrobial resistance
(University of Nebraska-Lincoln) University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Iowa State University will lead new institute, announced July 26 by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Protease inhibitors may increase risk of death in people with HIV and heart failure
Ritonavir-boosted protease inhibitors associated with doubled risk of hospital readmission and cardiovascular death Related items fromOnMedica Stroke rate higher in HIV patients £30 million to tackle antimicrobial resistance Single-dose malaria drug eliminates parasite from liver Ibuprofen not a safe alternative to antibiotics for uncomplicated UTIs Too few women take part in many CVD clinical trials (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 24, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news