Antibiotics Are Losing Their Effectiveness: Preventative Action Required

It is commonly known that UTIs are often dealt with antibiotics, yet, it appears that from overuse, many of us are resistant to antibiotics and treatment is ineffective against disease.

The article in Technology Today, reveals a new diagnostic tool that can identify antibiotic resistance in only half an hour which, compared to a couple of days waiting for results as it currently stands, is groundbreaking.

My question is not concerning the diagnostic tool, which I am sure you feel is as impressive as I do, but on how many of us are resistant to antibiotics? Wouldn’t it be better to prevent the infection than hope you can treat it after it has reared it’s ugly head?

 

This article around the technology and the study conducted is really interesting:

Article  https://www.technologynetworks.com/tn/news/new-test-reveals-antibiotic-resistant-bacteria-in-30-minutes-292928

Referenced paper http://stm.sciencemag.org/content/9/410/eaal3693

 

2 Comments

  • Kelly says:

    Hello! This is my first comment here so I just wanted to
    give a quick shout out and tell you I genuinely enjoy reading through your blog posts.
    Can you suggest any other blogs/websites/forums that cover the
    same subjects? Thanks for your time!

    • Helen George says:

      Hello Kelly,

      That’s very flattering of you to say… I am glad you feel that way. Thank you for commenting.

      If you enter typical terms such as hospital acquired infections, CAUTI, or catheters for example and ‘blog’ in your search browser, you will find a number of blog sites listed for you. Unfortunately, I am not versed enough to know which are the most rewarding reads so wish you luck.

      All the very best and thank you again for your kind words.
      Helen George
      Project Manager