Time for a renewed focus on the role of cleaners in achieving safe health care in low and middle-income countries
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Time for a renewed focus on the role of cleaners in achieving safe health care in low and middle-income countries

Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) is an enabling factor to infection prevention and control (IPC). Both of these, WASH and IPC, contribute to preventing antimicrobial resistance (AMR) transmission and contributing to safe and quality healthcare. Access to safe water in hospitals can support the delivery of clean care. WASH enables…

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Therapeutic Strategies To Counteract Antibiotic Resistance in MRSA Biofilm-Associated Infections

For long, Methicillin helped to combat the infections caused by Gram positive Staphylococcus aureus, however with time bacteria became smarter and developed resistance.  This led to the development of Methicillin resistant S. aureus (MRSA). This bacterium is responsible for severe morbidity and mortality worldwide and has been listed as a…

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Degradation kinetics of antibiotic resistance gene mecA of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) during water disinfection with chlorine, ozone, and ultraviolet Light

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria (ARB) have become a global concern as they pose threat to the healthcare sector and food security. As per some recent reports, wastewater treatment plants are the hub of ARB and there is a risk of spread of ARB and antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) to water channels. Hence,…

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Antibiotic prescribing in patients with COVID-19: rapid review and meta-analysis

COVID-19 has taken the world by storm with a devastating impact on the society as well as the healthcare system. Despite COVID-19 is caused due to a virus, antibiotics are being prescribed to the COVID-19 patients, the reason being “suspecting bacterial co-infection”. In fact, studies has shown that  the bacterial…

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The role of vaccines in combatting antimicrobial resistance

The discovery and use of antimicrobials have enabled as lifesaving drugs to many deadly diseases, saving the lives and enhancing the health of many. However, the increasing global drug-resistance is posing a challenge, compromising the capacity to prevent and treat a large variety of infections that were once treatable. The…

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AI-based mobile application to fight antibiotic resistance

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a major global health threat whose emergence and spread depends greatly on the misuse of antibiotics. The keyway is to tackle the situation by effective and correct diagnosis of the resistance pattern. It seems that one of the very common and acceptable ways for checking the…

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Community-acquired bacteraemia in COVID-19 in comparison to influenza A and influenza B: a retrospective cohort study

During COVID-19 pandemic, antibiotics are used predominantly across Globe to prevent and treat secondary bacterial co-infections. Bacterial co-infections are frequently identified in influenza infections and are an important cause of morbidity and mortality. It is not easy for the physician to differentiate between viral infection and bacterial co-infection for which…

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