Assessment of knowledge, attitude and practices on antibiotic resistance among undergraduate medical students in the school of medicine at the University of Zambia

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has been recommended as one of the biggest threats worldwide. Multiple reasons are responsible for this rapid increase in AMR cases. It includes self-medication, absence of diagnostic tools, dispensing of antibiotics without prescriptions, inappropriate prescribing of antimicrobials by doctors. Not only this, but the doctors’ decision is…

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Evidence of the Practice of Self-Medication with Antibiotics among the Lay Public in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Scoping Review

The increasing level of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a significant trend seen throughout the globe, and this phenomenon may affect the health of the general public. Studies reveal that there is an evident relationship between the number of antibiotics utilized and the prevalence of bacterial resistance. The practice of antibiotic…

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Anti-biofilm efficacy of a medieval treatment for bacterial infection requires the combination of multiple ingredients
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Anti-biofilm efficacy of a medieval treatment for bacterial infection requires the combination of multiple ingredients

It is well known that antimicrobial resistance (AMR) leads to problematic infections, threatens the success of routine surgery and cancer treatments. As per WHO, AMR is estimated to kill 10 million people per year by 2050. In this regard, one of the troublesome areas is the incidence of biofilm-associated resistant…

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Wearable and flexible ozone generating system for treatment of infected dermal wounds

Antibiotic-resistant infections are rapidly increasing nowadays. Small wound infections are not easily getting cured with available antibiotics and need longer hospital stays. Thus, antibiotic-resistant infections are imposing an economic burden on the healthcare system worldwide. A team of innovators led by Dr. Rahim Rahimi (Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, United…

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Interplay of antibiotic resistance and food-associated stress tolerance in foodborne pathogens

The food chain has been considered a major vehicle for the dissemination of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. It has been shown that antibiotic-resistant genes can be transferred in the human gastrointestinal tract, consuming food containing antibiotic-resistant bacteria may promote the transfer of resistant genes to human pathogens in the gut. Therefore, antibiotic-resistant…

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