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According to CDC, CRE is used to describe bacteria that are nonsusceptible to one or more carbapenems; doripenem, meropenem or imipenem and resistant to third generation cephalosporins like ceftriaxone, cefotaxime and ceftazidime. These organisms cause infections that are associated with high... Read more

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Despite decades of attempts to promote judicious AU, the US has high rates of per-person antimicrobial consumption, and extremely high rates of carbapenem use. Such profligate use is a key factor in the high rate of antimicrobial-resistant infections seen in US healthcare facilities.... Read more

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The AR Investment Map showcases the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention's (CDC) activities to meet national goals to prevent drug-resistant infections. CDC’s AR Solutions Initiative puts state and local AR laboratory and epidemiological expertise in every state and makes investments in... Read more

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Antibiotic resistance is a mounting public health threat calling for action on global, national and local levels. Antibiotic use has been a major driver of increasing rates of antibiotic resistance. This has given rise to the practice of antibiotic stewardship, which seeks to reduce unnecessary... Read more

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India carries the highest burden of Enteric Fever in the world. This is further aggravated by the high prevalence of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in typhoidal Salmonellae. The strategy to combat resistance has been to combine and cycle anti-microbials based on the regional AMR pattern of the... Read more

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Antimicrobial stewardship is crucial to the ongoing viability of existing therapies. To facilitate this stewardship, NHSN allows hospitals to submit data on their antimicrobial usage and receive feedback on how their usage compares to other facilities.1 This feedback can be used by hospital... Read more

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The emerging threat of antimicrobial resistant organisms is a pressing public health concern. Surveillance for antimicrobial resistance can prevent infections, protect patients in the healthcare setting and improve antimicrobial use. In 2018, the Utah Department of Health mandated the reporting... Read more

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Sewerage systems of villages, townships, cities and megacities convey the urine, stool, blood, and sputum of community members, enabling through analysis of community wastewater, a near real-time assessment of population health status and of emerging public health threats. Signature compounds... Read more

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