Antimicrobial Resistance & Stewardship
November 08, 2023
Vanessa Carter Shares Her Battle Against Antimicrobial ResistanceShe was 25 and had no idea of what Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) was before her car accident. Here is her story.
August 10, 2023
Diagnostics, a pillar of WHO research priorities for battling antimicrobial resistanceWHO has published, for the first time, a list of 40 priority research topics aimed at speeding up the implementation of concrete measures on a global scale. A roadmap that gives great importance to diagnostics.
August 02, 2023
The judicious use of antibiotics would improve lifespan of patients with Cystic Fibrosis“A key to helping patients live even that long—a vast improvement from an average lifespan of 10 years just decades ago—is judicious use of antibiotics,” explains Andrea Hahn, M.D., a pediatric infectious diseases specialist at Children’s National Health System in Washington D.C.
July 19, 2023
Procalcitonin May Help Reduce Unnecessary Antibiotic use in Patients with Non-Pneumonia Lower Respiratory Tract InfectionsViruses frequently cause lower respiratory tract infections (LRTI) in adults. Physicians often treat those infections with antibiotics because there is not enough immediately-available information to gauge whether a patient may have a viral or a bacterial infection. Unnecessary exposure to antibiotics can be harmful to patients, and it also contributes to the development of antimicrobial resistance.
June 14, 2023
Understanding the Pandemic’s Impact on Antibiotic Prescribing and Antimicrobial ResistanceThe COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact global populations at a large scale. As of April 2023, there have been over 700 million confirmed cases of COVID-19, and nearly 7 million deaths reported to the World Health Organization (WHO).