The resistible rise of antibiotic resistance

This is a longer version of an article that appeared in The Straits Times on 16 November 2016. To read the article, click here. By Jenő Doby [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons In the 1840s, the Hungarian physician, Ignaz Semmelweis, made a startling observation: women giving birth at his hospital’s maternity clinic were five times…

Antimicrobial stewardship: guiding patient treatment to protect society

Dr. Natasha Bagdasarian is the current director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Programme at the National University Hospital in Singapore. She works as an Infectious Disease Consultant and Hospital Epidemiologist and is also an Assistant Professor at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University Singapore. She has published multiple papers and book chapters in the area…

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