Antibiotic Resistance and Medicinal Drug Policy. Dr. Ken Harvey School of Public Health , La Trobe University , Melbourne, Australia. 1. Lecture outline. Why the concern about antibiotic resistance? The history, microbiological and social determinants of antibiotic resistance
Dr. Ken HarveySchool of Public Health, La Trobe University,
DRUG RESISTANCE THREATENS TO REVERSE MEDICAL PROGRESS
Curable diseases – from sore throats and ear infections to TB and malaria --are in danger of becoming incurable
A new report warns that increasing drug resistance could rob the world of its opportunity to cure illnesses and stop epidemics.
Data are collected from 29 laboratories around Australia, including public hospital and private laboratories, in both metropolitan and country areas.
Australia, like China, is a contributor to the WHO A-R Infobank: http://oms2.b3e.jussieu.fr/arinfobank/
Example of incorrect administration:
Surgical antibiotic prophylaxis accounted for 100 prescriptions and, of these, 23 were given 2 to 12 hours AFTER the operation, a delay that largely nullified their value.
Example of inadequate cover:
A patient received gentamicin for peritonitis, thereby ignoring the anaerobic flora of the bowel. Metronidazole or clindamycin should have been added
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and hosted by Professor Yong-Hong Yang
Beijing Children’s Hospital
& Professor Li Dakui
Peking Union Medical College