Antimicrobial Resistance

Lindsay Morrison*, Teresa R. Zembower

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Antimicrobial resistance is developing rapidly and threatens to outstrip the rate at which new antimicrobials are introduced. Genetic recombination allows bacteria to rapidly disseminate genes encoding for antimicrobial resistance within and across species. Antimicrobial use creates a selective evolutionary pressure, which leads to further resistance. Antimicrobial stewardship, best use, and infection prevention are the most effective ways to slow the spread and development of antimicrobial resistance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)619-635
Number of pages17
JournalGastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America
Volume30
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2020

Keywords

  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Antimicrobial stewardship
  • Gram-negative resistance
  • Infection prevention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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