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
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
by Austrian Institute of Technology in Bionannet Sensor technology, Issue 1 2016 The Austrian Institute of Technology, a member of the DIAGORAS’ consortium, introduces DIAGORAS as a European project aimed at addressing the « the alarming increase in antibiotic resistance and the urgent need for rapid infectious disease monitoring », by developing a rapid diagnostic device intended for the general practitioner, dentist and … 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