Novel tool to visualize antibiotic resistance

Detection of antibiotic resistance gene (ARGs) and antibiotic-resistant bacteria (ARB) have become of utmost importance to decide a line of treatment for any bacterial infection. As the evidence-based use of antibiotics will reduce the misuse of antibiotics, detection of antibiotic -resistance is currently under investigation. The presence of the enzyme…

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Why do people purchase antibiotics over-the-counter? A qualitative study with patients, clinicians, and dispensers in central, eastern, and western Nepal

Antibiotic resistance is a global health priority. Many studies have pinpointed the causes and risk factors of the rising antibiotic resistance. Among the many causes identified, over-the-counter (OTC) use of antibiotics is one of the major causes, especially in low and middle-income countries like India, Nepal, Kenya, etc. Hence, it…

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The Application of Nanomaterials for the Electrochemical Detection of Antibiotics: A Review

Antibiotics are the entities that help us to fight against the bacterial infections. These antibiotics are being used as therapeutic agents in humans while as therapeutic, prophylactic as well as growth promoters in case of animals. The release of antibiotics in human and animal waste results in the entry of…

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Deciphering potential roles of earthworms in mitigation of antibiotic resistance in the soils from diverse ecosystems

Antibiotic resistance (ABR) is ‘one health’ challenge and it needs to be tackled with the one health approach. The injudicious use of antibiotics in human, animal and plant health has increased the abundance of antibiotic, antibiotic-resistant bacteria (ARBs) and antibiotic-resistant genes (ARGs) in the environment. It has been found that…

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Exploring the Antibiotic Resistance Burden in Livestock, Livestock Handlers and Their Non-Livestock Handling Contacts: A One Health Perspective

While the current World is dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, another global health threat called “Antimicrobial resistance (AMR)” can’t be ignored. AMR is also an important zoonotic concern which has been enhances by the irrational use of antibiotic drugs in humans and domestic animals. Generally, antimicrobials are used in livestock…

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Cross-kingdom inhibition of bacterial virulence and communication by probiotic yeast metabolites

Probiotics are live microorganisms that upon consumption offer a plethora of health advantages. Fermented milk products e.g. yogurt, kefir are renowned for their health benefits. However, the mechanism behind their antimicrobial activity is yet elusive. Identifying the action of probiotics is essential to avail their maximum benefits and use them…

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Antibiotics and Antibiotic Resistance Genes in Animal Manure – Consequences of Its Application in Agriculture

It is an indisputable fact that antibiotic resistance (ABR) is on the rise. The major contributor to the increase in the ABR is the injudicious and widespread use of antibiotics in animals and agriculture. Antibiotic-resistant genes (ARG) compound the problem. The presence of bacteria resistant to last-line drugs in the…

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Market Chickens as a Source of Antibiotic-Resistant Escherichia coli in a Peri-Urban Community in Lima, Peru

The misuse of antibiotics in animals, especially in low and middle income countries is largely due to poor regulations. This results in the increased emergence and dissemination of antibiotic resistance bacteria and genes (ARGs) in animal and animal products. Sadly, these resistant strains can be transmitted from animals to humans through…

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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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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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