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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PCT-guided antibiotic therapy in ICU patients

Procalcitonin-guided antibiotic therapy in intensive care unit patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis EJRC Article Review   Procalcitonin (PCT) is an acute-phase protein that has been extensively studied as a specific marker of bacterial infection. Its main proposed value is reduced use of antibiotics. PCT measurement has been recommended in the most recent edition of […]

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What can you do to halt AMR in your unit?

3 top strategies to fight antimicrobial resistance in the ICU   To support the 10th European Antibiotic Awareness Day and World Antiobiotic Awareness Week, November 13-19, the ANTARCTICA (ANTimicrobiAl Resistance CriTIcal CAre) – coalition, launched a call for increased awareness and action among intensive care and infectious diseases healthcare professionals to reduce antimicrobial resistance (AMR) […]

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Antimicrobial Resistance: CALL FOR ACTION

Facing the AMR challenge & providing solutions for critically ill patients 10th European Antibiotic Awareness Day Brussels, 15 November 2017. Patients in European intensive care units (ICUs) are increasingly suffering from infections caused by multidrug-resistant bacteria, which is associated with increased costs and worse outcome. The European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) and the […]

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