An Update on Eight “New” Antibiotics against Multidrug-Resistant Gram-Negative Bacteria

The incidence of antibiotic resistance is here and is increasing at a higher pace globally. The patients visiting hospital for treatment nowadays end up losing life because of deadly infections caused by drug resistant bacteria, especially Gram-negative bacteria. Further, low financial investment and lack of innovation in the development of…

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Antimicrobial Resistance: A Challenge Awaiting the Post COVID-19 Era

Antimicrobial resistance and Covid-19 are dual threat to humans. Social distancing, using masks and frequent hand hygiene is the key to prevent covid-19 infection. A sudden increase in usage of hand sanitiser and other non-pharmaceutical approaches is observed during the current pandemic situation. Do these practices have any role in…

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Understanding the Complexities of Antibiotic Prescribing Behaviour in Acute Hospitals: A Systematic Review and Meta-Ethnography

The injudicious use of antibiotics stands as the number one reason for the development and spread of antibiotic resistance in humans. This is further intensified due to the human behaviours which are intensely intertwined with antibiotic use and practices. Inappropriate prescription of antibiotics by the healthcare professional is an issue.…

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Antimicrobial resistance research in a post-pandemic world: Insights on antimicrobial resistance research in the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) pandemic is expected to impact bacterial infection transmission and the development of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). The confirmed overuse of broad-spectrum antibiotics to treat individuals infected with the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2) had impacted positively to cause AMR. In this regard, the…

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Knowledge and behavior of consumers towards the non-prescription purchase of antibiotics: An insight from a qualitative study from New Delhi, India

Looking at the growing antibiotic resistance (ABR) trend it has been estimated that the infections from resistant bacteria will be the leading cause of death by 2050, and may cost the global economy USD100 trillion. The ABR burden in low and medium-income countries (LMICs) is found to be three times…

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