Recommendations for antibacterial therapy in adults with COVID-19 – An evidence based guideline
The Dutch Working Party on Antibiotic Policy constituted a multidisciplinary expert committee to provide evidence-based recommendation for the use of antibacterial therapy in hospitalized adults with a respiratory infection and suspected or proven 2019 Coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
The 2019 Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic due to the novel SARS Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) has resulted in a sudden, large and prolonged increase in hospitalizations of patients fulfilling the criteria for community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). SARS-CoV-2 can lead to a wide spectrum of disease, ranging from very mild symptoms of upper respiratory tract infection to life-threatening pneumonia. Severe disease is frequently associated with high inflammation marker levels. It is therefore challenging to define if a patient fulfilling criteria for CAP who is positive for SARS-CoV-2 has a bacterial co-infection upon admission. During hospitalization it may be difficult to distinguish between severe COVID-19 and bacterial secondary infections.
Boosting innovation to curb AMR?
AMR Innovation Mission UK 2021
The AMR Innovation Mission UK 2021 aims to add to the global curbing of AMR by boosting joint early & translational research, R&D, clinical development, validation, registration and commercialisation of vaccines, microbial diagnostics and antimicrobial products.