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Antimicrobial resistance three ways: healthcare crisis, major concepts, and the relevance of biofilms

  • FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 95(8), fiz115, 2019

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Abstract

Worldwide, infections are resuming their role as highly effective killing diseases, as current treatments are failing to respond to the growing problem that is antimicrobial resistance (AMR). The social and economical burden of AMR seems ever rising, with health- and research-related organizations rushing to collaborate on a worldwide scale to find effective solutions. Resistant bacteria are spreading even in first-world nations, being found not only in healthcare-related settings, but also in food and in the environment. In this mini-review, the impact of AMR in healthcare systems and the maj ...

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