PubMed | Director and Consultant Physician, Holy Family Hospital, Unichem Laboratories Ltd . Unichem Bhavan and Unichem Laboratories Ltd. Unichem Bhavan
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Journal of clinical and diagnostic research : JCDR | Year: 2014
The global burden of antimicrobial resistance is rising and is associated with increased morbidity and mortality in clinical and community setting. Spread of antibiotic resistance to different environmental niches and development of superbugs have further complicated the effective control strategies. International, national and local approaches have been advised for control and prevention of antimicrobial resistance. Rational use of antimicrobials, regulation on over-the-counter availability of antibiotics, improving hand hygiene and improving infection prevention and control are the major recommended approaches. Thorough understanding of resistance mechanism and innovation in new drugs and vaccines is the need. A multidisciplinary, collaborative, regulatory approach is demanded for combating antimicrobial resistance.