Antimicrobial Resistance Infographic

Antimicrobials in Canada, by the Numbers

A Canadian Perspective The numbers don’t lie: antimicrobial misuse in Canada is a pervasive and growing problem. With approximately 23.8 million antibiotic prescriptions written annually,...
Discovery Awards

The Discovery Awards: New Seed Funding Available

A new round of seed funding has been made available for teams working on diagnostic tests to reduce inappropriate antibiotic use. The Discovery Awards 2017 will...
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Here, There, and Everywhere: How Antibiotic Resistance is Now the Norm

As antibiotic resistance becomes an increasingly urgent global problem, it is important to address how resistance occurs and how it is propagated throughout the general...
World MRSA Day

I guess everything changes when it happens to you! Editorial Reflections on World...

Editorial By Rodney E. Rohde, PhD Abstract: On any given day, approximately 1 in 25 inpatients in U.S. acute care hospitals has at least one healthcare–associated...
Antibiotic Stewardship

Antibiotic Stewardship: Protecting a Precious Resource

Penicillin, one of the world's first antibiotics, was discovered in 1928 by the British scientist, Sir Alexander Fleming.  It was further developed for medicinal...
Antibiotic Resistance

Canada Putting Up No Fight Against Antimicrobial Resistance

Abstract: A number of recent developments in the last three months have catapulted antimicrobial resistance onto the world stage. Many other countries, such as the...
Cold or Flu?

Why Antibiotics are not the Answer to your Cold or Flu

Abstract: Colds and flu are viral infections. If you happen to be very unlucky and get the flu, take a break, rest up, and go...
The case for antimicrobial stewardship

The case for Antimicrobial Stewardship: A Student Call to Action.

Abstract: Antibiotic resistance is a modern-day crisis. Medical professionals are quickly running out of antibiotics that we can use to treat deadly bacterial infections and...
Complete the Course

The “Fatal Warning” Antibiotics Don’t Have

Abstract: Combating infectious diseases takes a community effort.  However, one of the most important messages that the public often hears, but doesn’t understand is “Complete...
Superbugs

Superbugs : A Primer

The introduction of antibiotics into modern healthcare has added years onto the average lifespan of humans in developed countries. However, the widespread use and...