Special Issue "Antimicrobial Resistance Prevention and Control"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2013)
Prof. Dr. Mary Barton (Website)
School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences, University of South Australia, City East Campus, Playford Building, P4-38, Frome Road, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia
Interests: antibiotic resistance; alternatives to antibiotics; role of animals in epidemiology of antibiotic resistance in humans and vice versa
World Health Day 2011 highlighted antimicrobial resistance as an issue – “antimicrobial resistance: no action today, no cure tomorrow”. With some bacterial infections we are almost back to the pre-antibiotic era because of lack of therapeutic options due to antimicrobial resistance. Currently there is particular concern about multi-drug resistant Gram-negative bacteria such as NDM-metallo-beta lactamase producing organisms and carbapenemase producing Klebsiella pneumoniae.and there are many other highly resistant organisms, both Gram-negative and Gram-positive as well. MRSA has moved from being a health facility infection to a community infection, pan-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis is now a reality. Few new classes of antimicrobials are in the pipe line so what do we need to do to ensure that we will have effective therapies for bacterial infections into the future? How can we prevent the emergence of new antimicrobial resistance problems and control the ones we already have? This special issue has a focus on antimicrobial resistance, not just the current and ballooning problem but what we can do to rectify the situation. Papers addressing any issues relevant to antimicrobial resistance are invited and especially those addressing strategies to improve control of use of antimicrobials or prevent and control emergence of resistance.
Prof. Dr. Mary Barton
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- antimicrobial resistance
- resistance genes
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Type of Paper: Article
Title: Escherichia Coli in Europe: Epidemiology, Multidrug-resistance Distribution and Prevention.
Author: Nerino Allocati
Affiliation: Dipartimento di Scienze Sperimentali e Cliniche, Università 'G., d'Annunzio', Via dei Vestini 31, I-66013 Chieti, Italy; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstract: Escherichia coli remains one of the most frequent causes of several common bacterial infections in humans and animals. E. coli is the prominent cause of urinary tract infection, enteritis, septicaemia and other clinical infections, such as neonatal meningitis and sepsis. E. coli is also prominent associated with diarrhoea in pet and farm animals. The therapeutic treatment of E. coli infections is threatened by the emergence of antimicrobial resistance. Multi-resistant E.coli strains are increasing worldwide principally caused by spread of mobile genetic elements, mainly plasmids.The increase of multidrug-resistance strains of E. coli occurs also Europe wide. Therefore, the spread of resistance in E. coli still remains a public health concern in European Union. This paper describes the behaviour of E.coli strains resistant to antibiotics that cause infections in Europe, emphasizing studies of molecular epidemiology. Furthermore, interventions for therapy and antibiotic strategies to prevent and control infections are presented and discussed. The article also provides an overview of the current knowledge concerning prospective treatment of E. coli diseases.