Keep Antimicrobials Working
- An initiative of the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

In collaboration with UK Medical Schools

Publications

Publications are open to both organisations and individuals engaged in (or with an interest in) keeping antimicrobials working.

Antimicrobials and Antimicrobial Resistance

Cassini A et al. Attributable deaths and disability-adjusted life-years caused by infections with antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the EU and the European Economic Area in 2015: a population-level modelling analysis. Lancet Infect Dis. 2019 Jan;19(1):56-66. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(18)30605-4.

Collignon P et al. Anthropological and socioeconomic factors contributing to global antimicrobial resistance: a univariate and multivariable analysis. Lancet Planet Health. 2018 Sep;2(9):e398-e405. doi: 10.1016/S2542-5196(18)30186-4.

McEwen SA et al. Antimicrobial Resistance: a One Health Perspective. Microbiol Spectr. 2018 Mar;6(2). doi: 10.1128/microbiolspec.ARBA-0009-2017. PMID: 29600770.

O’Neill, J. (2016). Tackling Drug-Resistant Infections Globally: Final Report and Recommendations. London, UK: The Review on Antimicrobial Resistance. Retrieved from https://amr-review.org/sites/default/files/160525_Final%20paper_with%20cover.pdf

Antimicrobial Prescribing and Stewardship

Ashiru-Oredope D et al. Improving the quality of antibiotic prescribing in the NHS by developing a new Antimicrobial Stewardship Programme: Start Smart–Then Focus. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2012 Jul;67 Suppl 1:i51-63. doi: 10.1093/jac/dks202.

Baur D et al. Effect of antibiotic stewardship on the incidence of infection and colonisation with antibiotic-resistant bacteria and Clostridium difficile infection: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Lancet Infectious Diseases 2017;17(9):990-1001. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(17)30325-0

Budd E et al. Adaptation of the WHO Essential Medicines List for national antibiotic stewardship policy in England: being AWaRe. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy 2019;74(11):3384-3389. doi: 10.1093/jac/dkz321.

Davey P et al. Interventions to improve antibiotic prescribing practices for hospital inpatients. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2017 Feb 9;2(2):CD003543. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD003543.pub4.

de Jonge SW et al. Effect of postoperative continuation of antibiotic prophylaxis on the incidence of surgical site infection: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Lancet Infectious Diseases 2020;20(10):1182-1192. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(20)30084-0

McMullan BJ et al. Antibiotic duration and timing of the switch from intravenous to oral route for bacterial infections in children: systematic review and guidelines. Lancet Infectious Diseases 2016;16(8):e139-52. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(16)30024-X.

Nathwani, D et al. Value of hospital antimicrobial stewardship programs [ASPs]: a systematic review. Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 8, 35 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13756-019-0471-0

Infection Prevention and Control

Sandora TJ, Goldmann DA. Preventing lethal hospital outbreaks of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. N Engl J Med. 2012 Dec 6;367(23):2168-70. doi: 10.1056/NEJMp1212370. PMID: 23215553. https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/nejmp1212370

O’Neill, J. (2016). Tackling Drug-Resistant Infections Globally: Infection prevention, control and surveillance: Limiting the development and spread of drug-resistance. London, UK: The Review on Antimicrobial Resistance. Retrieved from https://amr-review.org/sites/default/files/Health%20infrastructure%20and%20surveillance%20final%20version_LR_NO%20CROPS.pdf

Vaccines and AMR

Lewnard JA et al. Childhood vaccines and antibiotic use in low- and middle-income countries. Nature 2020;581(7806):94-99. doi: 10.1038/s41586-020-2238-4.

Micoli, F et al. The role of vaccines in combatting antimicrobial resistance. Nat Rev Microbiol 19, 287–302 (2021). 10.1038/s41579-020-00506-3

O’Neill, J. (2016). Tackling Drug-Resistant Infections Globally: Vaccines and alternative approaches: reducing our dependence on antimicrobials. London, UK: The Review on Antimicrobial Resistance. Retrieved from https://amr-review.org/sites/default/files/Vaccines%20and%20alternatives_v4_LR.pdf

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