22% of post-surgery infections could be resistant to antibiotics

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An article published by the Telegraph on February 2nd explains in depth the dangers of an antibiotic resistance crisis, describing several scientific studies. Firstly, it comments the findings of a major study published by The Lancet, which discovered that one in eight patients recovering from popular procedures develop an infection.

Furthermore, the article mentions a study performed by the University of Edinburgh, which tracked more than 13,000 patients who underwent gastrointestinal surgery across 66 countries. It also combines several statements from experts in the field, who are worried about the possibility of an antibiotic-resistance crisis.

Finally, it presents a statement from the chief medical officer for England, who said that if antibiotic resistance continues to rise, medicine as we know it could undergo rapid change.

Click on the following link to read more about the article:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/02/13/antibiotics-fail-fifth-post-op-infections/

Grahame White