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Hong Kong and WHO take steps to battle against the rise of superbugs
 

Hong Kong and WHO take steps to battle against the rise of superbugs

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Hong Kong microbiologist Professor Yuen Kwok-Yung has suggested a one-drop blood test to determine if patients need antibiotics, and the WHO has issued guidelines for proper washing in hospitals to slow antibiotic-resistance.
 
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3 Dec 2016 - General
 
The four general rules of thumb should be followed when we prescribe antibiotics. However, in my opinion, the recommendation to wait for culture and sensitivity test before prescribing any antibiotic may be not applicable all the times. Instead, the ...
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When prescribing antibiotics there are four general rules of thumb being the right indication, right choice, right dosage and right duration. When doctors fail to adhere to the four rights that is the start of a vicious cycle as patients buy into the...
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