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Superbug Stories: How a broken leg took 12 years to heal after a resistant infection took hold

5th April 2022

Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) is one of the world’s leading causes of illness and death, causing misery to millions every year. As part of a new series, we are featuring stories of patients who have been affected by AMR, as told to Antibiotic Research UK. In this story, Annabelle explains how a superbug infection took hold following a horse-riding accident.

WHO publishes implementation handbook for national action plans on antimicrobial resistance

15th March 2022

In 2015 the World Health Assembly endorsed the Global Action Plan on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) calling on countries to develop and implement national action plans on AMR. Last week, WHO published an implementation handbook, offering guidance for the human health sector.

Vanguard Report: Tracking the Global Rise of Antimicrobial Resistance

15th March 2022

To celebrate our 50th anniversary, we’re inviting a select number of experts to share what they see as being the 21st-century solutions to one of the biggest and most complex challenges of our generation: antimicrobial resistance (AMR). In this post, Dr Christopher J.L. Murray, lead author of the landmark Global Research on Antimicrobial Resistance (GRAM) report, explores both tracking and tackling antimicrobial resistance around the world.

Superbug Stories: how a drug-resistant urinary tract infection (UTI) changed Ronda’s life completely

7th March 2022

Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) is one of the world’s leading causes of illness and death, causing misery to millions every year. As part of a new series, we are featuring stories of patients who have been affected by AMR, as told to Antibiotic Research UK. In this story, Ronda’s experience of how a catheter-acquired UTI after surgery has become resistant to antibiotic treatment and changed her life completely.

The challenge of sensible antimicrobial prescribing: balancing the risk of adverse patient outcomes with the threat of AMR

1st March 2022

Ahead of our forthcoming ‘Into Clinical Practice: Pneumonia’ conference, Professor Mervyn Singer, Professor of Intensive Care Medicine & Chair of the International Sepsis Forum, University College London and Dr Ron Daniels BEM, Executive Director of the UK Sepsis Trust, discuss the challenge of balancing the risk of sepsis with the threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

Experts call for global network of superbug-detecting labs following infection coalition launch

9th February 2022

BSAC has joined the Infection Management Coalition (IMC), which brings together industry and charity leaders to help transform the way infection is detected, monitored, prevented, and managed, underpinned by the establishment of a global network of hospital-based, community-based and mobile laboratories to track the spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

Gastrointestinal infections: challenges and treatments

4th February 2022

Infectious intestinal diseases affect 1 in 5 people in the UK each year. Ahead of her talk at BSAC’s upcoming Infection Clinical Dilemmas webinar, Marisa Lanzman explores her thoughts and opinions on this important and sometimes controversial topic.

Vanguard Report: Artificial Intelligence and Antibiotic Stewardship

31st January 2022

To celebrate our 50th anniversary, we’re inviting a select number of experts to share what they see as being the 21st-century solutions to one of the biggest and most complex challenges of our generation: antimicrobial resistance (AMR). In this post, Dr Amy Chang and Jonathan H. Chen MD PhD, explore the role artificial intelligence can play in tackling AMR…

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