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antibiotic resistant MRSA

Antibiotic-resistant MRSA can be transmitted from pigs to humans

Research from the University of Cambridge has discovered an antibiotic-resistant MRSA strain that can be transmitted from infected pigs to humans. The University of Cambridge...
antimicrobial resistance

Advancing nurses’ expertise on antimicrobial resistance

Ber Oomen, executive director of the European Specialist Nurses Organisation spoke to Health Europa about the organisation’s AMR, vaccination and infection prevention focus group and...
typhoid fever

Typhoid fever bacteria increasingly resistant to antibiotics

Stanford University-led research has identified that bacteria causing typhoid fever are becoming progressively resistant to the antibiotics used to combat the infection. The novel research...
antibiotic resistant bacteria

Monitoring antibiotic resistant bacteria with Artificial Intelligence

An international team of scientists has utilised Artificial Intelligence (AI) to monitor levels of antibiotic resistant bacteria around the world. The findings may help...
antimicrobial stewardship

How the DRIVE-AMS programme is optimising antimicrobial stewardship

Dr Neda Milevska-Kostova explores how the DRIVE-AMS programme, pioneered by Radboud University Medical Centre, advances antimicrobial stewardship and how changing behaviours and supporting implementation...
high fibre diet

High fibre diet reduces risk of antibiotic resistant infections

Eating a high fibre diet may be an effective way to reduce antimicrobial resistance (AMR), with research suggesting that consuming soluble fibre reduces antibiotic...
MEP Interest Group on AMR

How the MEP Interest Group on AMR is tackling antimicrobial resistance

Cristina Pricop and Jean-Yves Stenuick outline the key objectives of the MEP Interest Group on AMR whose remit is centred on driving forward the...
Health Europa Quarterly Issue 21

Health Europa Quarterly Issue 21

Welcome to Health Europa Quarterly Issue 21, which insightfully explores women’s health, antimicrobial resistance, health policy, infection control, COVID-19, cutting-edge health technology, medical cannabis,...
The importance of patient-centred care for resistance to antibiotics

The importance of patient-centred care for resistance to antibiotics

HEQ spoke to Dr Neda Milevska-Kostova, chair of the International Alliance of Patients’ Organizations (IAPO) and chair a.i. of the AMR Patient Alliance about...

FluoretiQ: Fighting AMR with Rapid Diagnostic Systems

FluoretiQ CEO Neciah Dorh shares his vision to improve antimicrobial resistance (AMR) by developing rapid diagnostics that optimise antibiotic use. The COVID-19 pandemic has made...
point-of-care testing

Answering healthcare needs with point-of-care testing

With its advanced point-of-care testing abilities, the LumiraDx platform is enhancing the delivery of care for both patients and healthcare practitioners. Founded in 2014, LumiraDx...
acute infection

Inflammatix: Advancing diagnostics for acute infection and sepsis

Inflammatix explores the unmet needs associated with the diagnosis of acute infection and sepsis and how new diagnostic technologies are helping to improve the...
‘Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a slow tsunami’

‘Antimicrobial resistance is a slow tsunami’

University of Oxford’s Professor Timothy Walsh reflects on the lack of immediacy and accountability in the fight against antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and why bolder...
blood infections

CAST-R automated technology identifies optimal antibiotics for blood infections

Scientists in China have developed an automated system that expertly pinpoints the best antibiotics for treating blood infections, a potentially life-saving innovation that will...
NICE announces two new antimicrobial drugs coming to the NHS

NICE announces two new antimicrobial drugs coming to the NHS

Cefiderocol and ceftazidime-avibactam, two antimicrobial drugs, will be made available on the NHS with the hopes to tackle antimicrobial resistance. The National Institute for Health...
AMR

Progress being made on AMR, but marketplace reforms needed

AMR Industry Alliance discusses the findings from their latest progress report, which pays heed to the importance of a global, multi-stakeholder approach to tackle...
antimicrobials

Catalysing a New Golden Age of Antimicrobials

Martin Heidecker, CIO of AMR Action Fund outlines the need for a sustainable ecosystem of research and development for antimicrobials and how the Fund...
AMR

A strengthened regulatory framework to tackle AMR in Europe

Cristina Pricop and Jean-Yves Stenuick discuss the urgent need to shore up the AMR response and increase European cooperation under a ‘One Health’ approach...
The critical role of good hand hygiene practices

The critical role of good hand hygiene practices

Expert panellist and antimicrobial resistance (AMR)  advisor to the Global Hygiene Council, Sabiha Essack explores the role of hand hygiene in reducing the risk...
food production

How can we reduce the use of antibiotics in food production?

Dr Muhammad Asaduzzaman of the University of Oslo makes the case for the reduction of overused and misused antibiotics in food production to support...

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