Ep 17. Kristina Osbjer & National Action Plans. A new rapid Antibiotic Susceptibility Testing. Antibiotic treatment & diabetes type I.
Hi there! Whether you are still at work and doing normal life, or staying home during these difficult times, we got you! Welcome to another episode full of relevant topics around antibiotics and resistance. This month we have an interview with veterinarian Dr. Kristina Osbjer, whose work in Cambodia has helped to set up a multi-sectoral national action plan following up recommendations from the global action plan by WHO. Tune in to learn the process and challenges of such work and why these are needed all around the world to find sustainable solutions to the resistance problem.
What about some news? In this occasion we dwell on two research articles by two PhD students at our center! One of the studies presents a new way of rapidly assessing antibiotic susceptibility, whereas the other is looking into the possible relationship between antibiotic treatment in children and the development of type I diabetes. We hope you are safe and healthy - strength and love to all of you.
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- Dr. Kristina Osbjer's CV page.
- FAO Antimicrobial Resistance page.
- World Antibiotic Awareness Week Toolkit | FAO OIE WHO.
- Global Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance System (GLASS) page.
- COVID-19: Tackling the Novel Coronavirus. Course hosted at the LSHTM page.
- Antimicrobial resistance in Cambodia: a review. Article overviewing the resistance in Cambodia, mentioned during the interview and commentary.
- A Multiplex Fluidic Chip for Rapid Phenotypic Antibiotic Susceptibility Testing. First study covered in the news section.
- Early Childhood Antibiotic Treatment for Otitis Media and Other Respiratory Tract Infections Is Associated With Risk of Type 1 Diabetes: A Nationwide Register-Based Study With Sibling Analysis. Second study covered in the news.
- Antibiotics in first year of life may up risk for T1DM by age 10. Short press coverage of the diabetes study.
- Drug resistance and tolerance in fungi. Nature Reviews Microbiology article mentioned.
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