Residual Antimicrobial Agents in Food Originating from Animals

The use of antimicrobials, specifically antibiotics, is not limited to humans, but also common in animals and plants. However, the overuse of these antimicrobial agents has made the situation more worrisome. This means that misuse has led to mutations, gene transfers in microbes making them stronger to survive in the…

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Short Review on the Potential Alternatives to Antibiotics in the Era of Antibiotic Resistance

Antibiotics were once considered wonder drugs. They worked fantastically to treat infections and bring down the mortality and morbidity due to bacterial infections. Unfortunately, humans misused these drugs resulting in antibiotic resistance. As a result, antibiotics started to fail. Pharmaceutical companies are showing more interest in funding drugs like anticancer…

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The Impact of Antimicrobial Resistance Awareness Interventions Involving Schoolchildren, Development of an Animation and Parents Engagements: A Pilot Study

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a global health challenge, particularly in low- and middle-income countries where antibiotics are widely available to consumers, leading to their misuse. This study aimed to assess the potential of AMR animation and schoolchildren in influencing parents’ AMR knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs. A baseline surveys of parents…

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Antimicrobial Activity of Bacillus Sp. Isolated Strains of Wild Honey

Honey has been used in ancient medicine as a beneficial aliment. It has a wonderful effect on wound healing, bedsore, and ulcer treatment. Recently, the spread of multidrug-resistant bacteria has posed a threat to human health, likely resulting in the extinction of human generations. Natural products of bacteria are the…

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A Synthetic Lipopeptide Targeting Top-Priority Multidrug-Resistant Gram-Negative Pathogens

Antimicrobial resistance is a major global health issue that requires immediate attention. Notably, multidrug-resistant (MDR) Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Acinetobacter baumannii, and Enterobacterales (e.g., Klebsiella pneumoniae) are major causes of morbidity and mortality. The World Health Organization (WHO) has identified these pathogens' carbapenem-resistant isolates as the top three priority pathogens for antibiotic…

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Two New Drugs to Fight Superbugs Available on NHS Soon

Antimicrobial resistance is a major issue which threatens to set modern medicine back to the pre-antibiotic era. Researchers estimate hard-to-treat infections already kill more than a million people per year globally. In this context world-leading innovations from United Kingdom are helping to develop two antibiotics which will save many lives. These…

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Implementing an Intervention to Reduce Use of Antibiotics for Suspected Urinary Tract Infection in Nursing Homes – A Qualitative Study of Barriers and Enablers Based on Normalization Process Theory

It is an established fact that any antibiotic use contributes to the development of antibiotic resistance. In elderly care homes, urinary tract infections (UTI) are common. To treat these infections, antibiotics are used, with most prescriptions being inappropriate. There are many factors that influence the prescription practices of the doctor.…

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Enhancing Pharmacists’ Role in Developing Countries to Overcome the Challenge of Antimicrobial Resistance: A Narrative Review

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a global health challenge and developing countries are more vulnerable to the adverse health impacts of AMR. Health care workers including pharmacists can play a key role to support the appropriate use of antimicrobials in developing countries and reduce AMR. Success stories of pharmacist-led programs in…

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Isolation and Characterization of Multidrug Resistance Bacteria from Hospital Sewage Samples, Maharashtra, India

Antibiotics are known as life saver drugs that can act against bacteria. However the increasing problem of antibiotic resistance (ABR) has raised an alarm and has even attracted the attention of the World Health Organization (WHO). As per the guidelines from WHO, many countries including India framed the National Action…

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New Antibiotics for Multidrug-Resistant Bacterial Strains: Latest Research Developments and Future Perspectives

Antibiotics are crown to the modern medicine, and they are the weapon against numerous infectious diseases. The exposure of bacteria to ‘non-lethal levels’ of antibiotics is causing antibiotic resistance (ABR) in them. Multidrug resistance (MDR) is the most common type of resistance. The MDR refers to bacteria showing resistance to…

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