antimicrobial drug


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antimicrobial drug

A drug that either kills microorganisms or prevents their growth.
See also: drug
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Her primary research interest is assessing the appropriate use of antimicrobial drugs and associated long-term outcomes.
In that table (page 5) the different classes of antimicrobial drugs are divided into two groups.
On the other hand, studies from the point of view of Nursing on the risks in the inadequate administration of antimicrobial drugs are rare in the literature.
"The WHO has identified irrational use of antimicrobial drugs as a major driver of AMR wherein antibiotics may no longer work against infectious diseases," according to the FDA.
This topic is discussed in depth in the study Ecosystem approach to promoting appropriate antibiotic use for children in indigenous communities in Ecuador, which proposes a system to promote the appropriate use of antimicrobial drugs in children under age 5.
Variables considered in the analysis were age, sex, vaccination status, and refugee status of the patient, as well as the serotype and antimicrobial drug resistance profile of the isolate.
coli isolates from Arctic birds carried resistance to 14 of the 17 antimicrobial drugs tested.
Antimicrobial drug resistance among gram-negative organisms seems to be widespread in Ghana, even among community-onset infections in rural, resource-limited settings, although MRSA was surprisingly absent.
Neisseria gonorrhoeae, the causative pathogen of gonorrhea, has been designated an urgent antimicrobial drug resistance threat by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (1).
Preventing further dissemination of MDR organisms among war-injured refugees from Syria at hosting healthcare facilities requires an effective surveillance system, investment in infection prevention and control, appropriate antimicrobial drug stewardship, and urgent laboratory capacity building inside Syria and in the refugee-host countries.

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