International Workshop on “Antibiotics and Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria in Food Chain: An Alarming Situation” by Chitkara University

Team PREVENT IT organized the first international online workshop on 1st October 2021. The theme of the event was ‘Antibiotics and Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria in Food Chain: An Alarming Situation’. It gave the participants an opportunity to gain the knowledge from eminent speakers from various parts of India and Europe.…

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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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Use of e-Newsletter in creating awareness on Antimicrobial resistance

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a big threat worldwide. The key solution is to follow the strategic guidelines proposed in National Action plan. The first strategic objective is to ‘Improve awareness and understanding of antimicrobial resistance’ through communication, IEC resources and education & training. Here, the target audience corresponds to all the…

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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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From the Farms to the Dining Table: The Distribution and Molecular Characteristics of Antibiotic-Resistant Enterococcus spp. in Intensive Pig Farming in South Africa

Access to enough safe and nutritious food is key to sustaining life and promoting good health. Thus, food safety seems to be the major point of concern and the reason behind foodborne diseases must be looked at carefully. The more concerning issue is the development of non-responsiveness of these disease-causing…

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Antimicrobial resistance among uropathogens in the Asia-Pacific region: a systematic review

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common infections occurring in the community and hospitals. The treatment is usually empirical antibiotics like co-trimoxazole, ciprofloxacin, ceftriaxone, and nitrofurantoin. Nitrofurantoin and Fosfomycin are preferred oral antibiotics in many guidelines. Provisional antibiotic usage drives antimicrobial resistance (AMR). The Asia Pacific region (Southeast Asian countries and…

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Development of a Multifaceted Antimicrobial Stewardship Curriculum for Undergraduate Medical Education: The Antibiotic Stewardship, Safety, Utilization, Resistance, and Evaluation (ASSURE) Elective

Antibiotic stewardship (AS) is the effort to measure antibiotic misuse. The AS intent to improve antibiotic prescribing by clinicians and use by patients so that antibiotics are only prescribed and used when needed; to minimize misdiagnoses or delayed diagnoses leading to underuse of antibiotics; and to ensure that the right…

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Current Challenges and Future Opportunities of Phage Therapy

The discovery and introduction of antibiotics in clinical practice had revolutionized the field of modern medicine. However, the golden period of antibiotics has come to an end due to the injudicious use of antibiotics, the bacteria managed to develop multiple antibiotic resistance (ABR) mechanisms. ABR is a major public health…

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