John P. Hays, Erasmus MC, on antibiotic resistance targets for point-of-care diagnostics Infectious Disease Hub interviewed John P. Hays due to his DIAGORAS-project paper in Future Microbiology entitled: ‘Challenges in identifying antibiotic resistance targets for point-of-care diagnostics in general practice’. Read the full interview about detecting antibiotic resistance and the hurdles in this field.
General practitioners, dentists and emergency room have the power to help prevent misuse and overuse of antibiotics. As they are giving diagnosis and treatment to their patients, they have a role in preventing antibiotic resistance spread. They can join the fight to keep antibiotics working! Antibiotic resistance can affect anyone, of any age, in any country. The DIAGORAS project in … Read More
in VDI News 2 September 2016 Language: German After a brief introduction on the origins of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and what it is, this article focuses on the DIAGORAS project and how it can help in this battle against AMR. The teams from Hahn-Schickard and the Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT) have been interviewed to talk about how the device … Read More
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) emerged from several factors: overprescriptions, misuse of antibiotics, bacteria’s mutation faster than before reducing the efficacy of the antibiotics currently available. In addition to that, the last review on AMR predicted that if we don’t remediate this growing threat, 10 million people will die each year by 2050. This is the reason why some people and organizations determined to make a … Read More
in Die Presse.com 19 March 2016 Language: German The article introduces the DIAGORAS project through one of its major aims : defeating antimicrobial resistance. Indeed, it highlights the fact that antibiotics are often overprescribed by general practioners as a mean for prevention, even in the case of viral infections for which they are not effective. The DIAGORAS project addresses this issue by … Read More
This is an excerpt of an article from: who.int Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization dialogued on antimicrobial resistance, one of the greatest threats to health today, with UN Member States in New York City, USA, April 18th 2016. The rise of antimicrobial resistance is a global crisis, recognized as one of the greatest threats to health … Read More
The piece from Quartz summarizes perfectly the actual siuation of antimicrobial resistance and the reasons why why we took so long to react! We have a huge global challenge ahead of us and we need to be prepare.
One of the problem to solve is the overprescription of antibiotics. The issue is that microbial diagnosis requires centralised diagnostic laboratories, where procedures may take several days to complete, often forcing doctors to make empirical, rather than evidence-based, treatment decisions. Such rushed prescriptions are only partially useful and and in many cases wholly ineffective and leads to antimicrobial resistance. https://diagoras.eu
The 21st of January, a significant step was taken on the important and resonant healthcare subject of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR): The Declaration by the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and Diagnostics Industries on Combating Antimicrobial Resistance was launched at the World Economic Forum this day in Davos, Switzerland. The Declaration, written and signed by 85 companies and 9 industrial associations from 18 countries, … Read More