European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD)

WHO World Antibiotic Awareness Week    Today, Monday 18 November 2019, is European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD), which runs in partnership with the WHO’s World Antibiotic Awareness Week (18-24 November 2019). The EAAD has this year been chosen as the publication date of the results of the first European survey commissioned by the European Centre […]

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Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Update

Avoiding over-use of antibiotics in the ICU   Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) is a worldwide issue and patients in ICU are at risk.  The WHO (World Health Organisation) has identified AMR as one of the top ten global health threats of 2019. Giving antibiotics without diagnosing infection in patients, combined with general over-prescribing of antibiotics by […]

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Impact of real-time TDM on the prescription of antibiotics in burn patients

EJRC Article Review Patients with burn injuries may experience marked pharmacokinetic (PK) changes compared to healthy volunteers and patients admitted without burn injuries. These PK changes are related to both specific pathophysiologic alterations and the frequent use of supportive therapy in burn injury patients. Therefore, achieving adequate antibiotic drug concentrations in burn patients is challenging1. […]

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SEPSIS SERIES: Antimicrobial Therapy

The 3 Key Factors  In this icTV video from our continuing Sepsis Series, Ricard Ferrer Roca outlines the main factors to consider in the use of antimicrobials in patients with sepsis. For more information and treatment guidelines, please visit the Surviving Sepsis Campaign website. […]

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