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Type: Journal article
Title: Think before you prescribe: How dentistry contributes to antibiotic resistance
Author: Sukumar, S.
Martin, E.
Hughes, T.E.
Adler, C.
Citation: Australian Dental Journal, 2019; 65(1):21-29
Publisher: Wiley
Issue Date: 2019
ISSN: 0045-0421
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Smitha Sukumar, Fjelda Elizabeth Martin, Toby Estcourt Hughes, Christina Jane Adler
Abstract: Antibiotic resistance presents a daunting challenge to health professionals world‐wide and has the potential to create major problems for modern healthcare, resulting in more medical expenditure, extended hospital stays and increased morbidity and mortality. Advanced genome sequencing technologies present a complex picture of resistance, extending our understanding beyond the pharmacotherapeutic interface between pathogens and antibiotics. This review discusses the global scope and scale of antibiotic resistance and contextualises it for the dental practitioner, emphasising the role we must play in limiting the progression of resistance through antibiotic stewardship and disease prevention.
Keywords: Humans; Anti-Bacterial Agents; Dentistry; Professional Role; Drug Resistance, Microbial; Dentists; Antimicrobial Stewardship
Rights: This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved
RMID: 1000002483
DOI: 10.1111/adj.12727
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