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Expert: For antibiotic resistance, 500 people will die each year


Update: 20.11.2018 17:27

Prague – About 90 people die annually, due to infections caused by anti-resistant antibiotic bacteria, according to experts. According to a pharmacy survey, one to one of the antibiotic doctors in the hospitals are poorly prescribed, some of which are misused. Information was heard today at a press conference on European Antibiotic Week. Czech uses around 15 million antibiotic packages per year.

"Data from the State Institute for Drug Control shows that doctors too often choose wide spectrum antibiotics, patients are vulnerable to adverse effects and increase antibiotic resistance," said Group Michal Prokeš Central Antibiotic Coordination. According to experts, doctors, unlike some other countries, do not have feedback if they correctly prescribe antibiotics.

Antibiotic resistance to bacteria is a major problem in hospitals. According to the head of the National Referral Laboratory for antibiotics Helena Žemličková, up to three quarters of the bacteria in treatment hospitals are resistant. Over the last ten years, these infections have increased almost twice. According to the estimates quoted by Prokš, 486 people died in the Czech Republic in 2015 because of these infections.

According to Michal Trojanek from the Infectious Disease Department of the Postgraduate Institute of Health Education, 20 to 50 per cent of hospital antibiotics are currently being prescribed poorly. "The basic problem is that doctors do not treat antibiotics as important drugs," he said. It is different according to its impact on highly micro dynamic living organisms. If antibiotics destroy some bacteria, only those with genes of resistance will continue to spread.

According to a survey of the Czech Pharmacy Chamber, which has been performing for the ninth week of Antibiotic Week of Europe, more than 11 per cent of adults do not take antibiotics for the specified period, and almost every tenth preserves antibiotics that are not used on for potential needs. One fifth of parents believe that antibiotics in children accelerate the recovery of colds, and almost a quarter believe that the doctor's treatment is inadequate if they do not prescribe medication for the cold, but it only recommends regimens.




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