Stemming the Superbug Tide

  title={Stemming the Superbug Tide},
  author={Driss Ait Ouakrim},
  journal={OECD Health Policy Studies},

Friends or enemies? The complicated relationship between Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus

It is important to optimize growth conditions in the laboratory, determine appropriate bacterial starting ratios, and consider environmental factors to study the co‐existence of these two pathogens, and how polymicrobial infections can increase antibiotic tolerance.

Antibiotic Use and Stewardship Indicators in the First- and Second-Level Hospitals in Zambia: Findings and Implications for the Future

High empiric prescribing, limited documentation of the rationale behind antibiotic prescribing, high use of ‘Watch’ antibiotics, and limited compliance to STGs among surveyed hospitals requires the urgent instigation of ASPs across Zambia to improve future prescribing.

Yoğun Bakım Ünitesindeki Bakteriyemik Hastalarda Antibiyotik Direncinin ve Uygunsuz Ampirik Antibiyotik Tedavisinin 3 Günlük ve 28 Günlük Mortalite Üzerine Etkisi: 5 Yıllık Retrospektif Analiz

There was no association between antibiotic resistance and mortality, but inappropriate antibiotic treatment was found to increase the risk of 28-day mortality, and it is thought that considering these scoring systems will reduce therisk of mortality.

Imidazole Derivative As a Novel Translation Inhibitor

In this study, it is demonstrated that 1-(2-oxo-2-((4-phenoxyphenyl))-2,3,4,5-triphosphate, a major component of the ribosome, can be modified for use as a translational inhibitor of antibiotics.

Optimising the secondary use of primary care prescribing data to improve quality of care: a qualitative analysis

To make primary care prescribing data useful for improving quality, consolidated patient-specific data on the indication for a prescription and dispensed medicine, over time, is needed.

Transcriptomic Stress Response in Streptococcus mutans following Treatment with a Sublethal Concentration of Chlorhexidine Digluconate

Results show a transcriptomic stress response in S. mutans upon exposure to CHX and offer insight into potential mechanisms that may result in development of resistances.

Infection prevention and control strategies against carbapenem resistant Enterobacteriaceae – a systematic review

This systematic review underlines the importance of infection prevention and control strategies in CRE dissemination, standing out the need of further studies outside outbreak and intensive care units contexts.

Worldwide antibiotic resistance dynamics: how different is it from one drug-bug pair to another?

Associations with potential drivers including antibiotic sales, economic and health indicators, meteorological data, population density and tourism, and with the health system quality for most drug-bug pairs still showed high spatial RE variance.