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Antimicrobial resistance: epidemiology and experience in the UK

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Antimicrobial resistance: epidemiology and experience in the UK

Dr Ed Bevan
PHE Clinical Lecturer (ST5), Medical Microbiology,, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust and University of Birmingham, UK
Dr Matt O'Shea
Honorary Clinical Lecturer, Institute of Microbiology & Infection, University of Birmingham, UK
 
 

Dr Matt O'Shea and Dr Ed Bevan discuss the basic mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance and the predicted clinical cost in the UK. They elaborate on the epidemology of a number of known and prevelant resistant bacterium in the UK and explain how antimicrobial stewardship, screening and surveillance are helping to prevent the spread of such bacteria. Finally, they discuss a real patient case.