ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE: A NEW RISING SILENT PANDEMIC

  • Anca TRIFAN “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi
  • Carol STANCIU “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi
  • Robert NASTASA “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi
  • Erminia STRATINA “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi
Keywords: ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE, SILENT PANDEMIC

Abstract

significant global public health threat, ranking in the top 10 challenges faced by humanity. The primary factors contributing to the emergence of antimicrobial resistance in pathogenic bacteria are the inappropriate usage and excessive use of antimicrobials, which leads to the proliferation of drug-resistant infections. Inadequate infection control, clean water, and sanitation deficiencies exacerbate the establishment and dissemination of AMR bacteria. The presence of antibiotic resistance results in extended hospital stays, increased death rates, and a substantial financial burden. The presence of resistant bacteria has hindered our capacity to effectively address novel and emerging infections. The rate at which microorganisms develop resistance mechanisms is affected by the excessive usage and incorrect use of antibiotics, in addition to their natural acquisition of resistance.

Author Biographies

Anca TRIFAN, “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi

Institute of Gastroenterology and Hepatology,
“Sf. Spiridon” County Clinical Emergency Hospital Iasi

Carol STANCIU, “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi

Institute of Gastroenterology and Hepatology,
“Sf. Spiridon” County Clinical Emergency Hospital Iasi

 

 

Robert NASTASA, “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi

Institute of Gastroenterology and Hepatology,
“Sf. Spiridon” County Clinical Emergency Hospital Iasi

 

Erminia STRATINA, “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi

Institute of Gastroenterology and Hepatology,
“Sf. Spiridon” County Clinical Emergency Hospital Iasi

Published
2024-03-29