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NMU professors spoke at the 5th international congress “Antibiotic resistance STOP!”

On November 12-13, the 5th international congress “Antibiotic resistance STOP!” (“Antibiotic resistance STOP!”). National Medical University named after O.O. Bogomoletsa acted as a scientific partner of the event. Rector of NMU, Professor Yuriy Kuchyn gave a lecture on “ABT: Strategy of de-escalation”, as part of the discussion “De-escalation is one of the technologies of reasonable use of antibiotics: yes or no?”. There were also many professors of our University among the speakers: Serhiy Dubrov, Hanna Zaichenko, Mykola Khaytovych, Dmytro Hovseev, Yuliya Deeva.

Antibiotic resistance is increasing to alarmingly high levels around the world. New mechanisms of drug tolerance appear and spread in the human body, creating obstacles to the treatment of common infectious diseases. The development of new antibiotics is of utmost importance because the evolution of microbes will continue unabated and drug resistance will increase. The problem of antibiotic resistance has become a global challenge today. Its main cause is considered irrational use of antibacterial therapy. According to the World Health Organization, by 2050, if urgent measures are not taken, someone on our planet will die every three seconds from diseases caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

The 5th international congress “Antibiotic resistance STOP!”, which brought together leading specialists in the medical field to develop a strategy to control the development of antibiotic resistance, was traditionally held as part of the World Antibiotic Awareness Week.

The Rector of NMU, Professor Yuriy Kuchyn, gave a lecture on “ABT: Strategy of De-escalation”, as part of the discussion “De-escalation is one of the technologies of reasonable use of antibiotics: yes or no?”, with the participation of the head of the Ukrainian Association for the Appropriate Use of Antibiotics, Professor Ihor Bereznyakov. The “30% rule”, which Yuriy Leonidovych emphasized during his lecture, clearly demonstrates the significant level of the problem of prescribing antibiotics. The effectiveness of the drug depends on at least 5 variables: “the right antibiotic for the right patient at the right time in the right dose with the right route of administration and with the least harm to this and future patients.” It is clear that with such a probability of error it is not at all difficult to get an undesirable result.

Among the speakers from the University were also the head of the department of pharmacology Hanna Zaichenko and the head of the department of clinical pharmacology and clinical pharmacy Mykola Haytovych, who revealed the topic “Antibiotic resistance: pharmacological ways of solving the problem.” Professor Mykola Khaytovych also provided the medical society with relevant information on the topic “Antimicrobial therapy of patients with acute respiratory syndrome – the role of local antiseptics.”

Head of the Department of Anesthesiology, Serhiy Dubrov, gave a speech “Antibiotic resistance is a global challenge of the 21st century, can we overcome it?” and “Antibiotic prophylaxis and antibacterial therapy in combat victims”.

Yuliya Deeva, head of the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, in her turn, informed the audience “Is it appropriate to prescribe antibiotics for acute respiratory infections.” The head of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Neonatology of IPO Dmytro Govseev revealed the practical aspects of such a topical topic as: “Pemphigoid in pregnant women – myths and reality”.

It should be noted that a positive step in solving the problem of the use of antibiotics was the introduction by the state of online prescriptions for their purchase. The next significant practical step is the development of express diagnostics to determine antibiotic resistance in a specific patient before the start of use. After all, antibiotics are used according to protocols, but without a personalized approach to the patient.

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