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Navigating Antimicrobial Utilization: Lessons Learnt from COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted significant gaps and oversights in the administration of antibiotics, resulting chiefly from a lack of knowledge. This misuse of antibiotics has fueled antimicrobial resistance, highlighted the urgent need for better understanding among healthcare professionals and the general public, and has raised the alarm for potential future bacterial or viral pandemics. Overprescription…

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Addressing Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare-Associated Infections: A Multidisciplinary Approach for Sustainable Solutions

Prompted by concerns over antimicrobial resistance and the growing issue of healthcare-associated infections, a significant event termed 'Scientific Conference on Antimicrobial Resistance and Infections Associated with Health Care: From Science to Management' was recently held at the 'Sergio Karachoff' building of the National University of La Plata. The Health Minister of the province, Nicolas Kreplak,…

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OpGen Announces Major Feature Upgrade for AREScloud Platform to Enhance Genomic Surveillance

OpGen, a precision medicine company specializing in molecular diagnostics and informatics to combat infectious diseases, has announced a major feature upgrade for its subsidiary Ares Genetics' AREScloud platform. The upgrade aims to enhance genomic surveillance in healthcare settings by utilizing prospective whole genome sequencing (WGS) of pathogen isolates to identify hospital-associated infections (HAIs) in real-time…

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