Actualización acerca de cómo combatir la resistencia a los antibióticos

Translated title of the contribution: Emergence of antibiotic-resistant organisms in the community: Driving forces and possible solutions

Pablo Yagupsky

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Abstract

In recent years the role of the community as a breeding ground for antibiotic-resistant organisms is being increasingly recognized. Misuse of antimicrobial drugs for treating viral infections, insufficient dosage, erratic antibiotic intake, use of long-acting macrolides and broad spectrum antibiotics, and accessibility of over-the-counter antimicrobials are the main drivers of increasing resistance. The problem is further aggravated by the reduction of many antibiotic discovery programs by the pharmaceutical industry. Because a critical shortage of new antibiotic classes can be anticipated in the near future, a substantial reduction in the current antibiotic consumption rates is urgently needed. Education of physicians and the public on the correct use of these drugs, development of rapid and reliable laboratory methods to distinguish between viral and bacterial infections at the point of care, widespread vaccination against common pediatric pathogens, and offering economic incentives to the pharmaceutical industry to develop new drugs are key issues in fighting this threatening public health problem. Copyrigth

Translated title of the contributionEmergence of antibiotic-resistant organisms in the community: Driving forces and possible solutions
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)510-514
Number of pages5
JournalSalud (i) Ciencia
Volume17
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2010

Keywords

  • Antibiotic consumption
  • Antibiotic resistance
  • Community

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