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Connecting Expertise Podcast
Series 1

Raising awareness of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), we present this new podcast series in which Professor Philippe Montravers and Dr Camilla Rodrigues welcome international experts to discuss the challanges and share expertise in managing multi-drug resistant infections in critically ill patients.

Episode 1: The Growing Threat of AMR

Expert guest Professor Peter Hawkey joins hosts Professor Montravers and Dr Rodrigues to explore the development and spread of AMR, how it should be managed and why stewardship and rapid diagnostics are important.

Episode 2: Act Fast Against CRE - cIAI

Guest speaker Dr Alex Soriano meets our hosts to look at the incidence of complicated intra-abdominal infections caused by CRE and the associated challenges in treating high-risk patients.


Episode 3: VAP's Happening. Now What?

Professor Antoni Torres joins our hosts to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the number of multi-drug resistant ventilator-associated pneumonia cases especially Pseudomonas aeruginosa while assessing the treatment pathway and viable treatment options in VAP.


Episode 4: It Just Got Harder. A High Risk Paediatric Patient

Great Ormond Street Hospital's Dr Louis Grandjean, Dr James Hatcher and Orlagh McGarrity discuss treatment in high-risk paediatric complicated intra-abdominal infection cases, challenges of MDR Pseudomonas in this group and investigate available options to paediatric patients

Episode 5: Targeting CRE (HAP)

David Livermore talks to our hosts about CRE, its unique challenges in the treatment pathway for high-risk patients with HAP, using β-lactam/β-lactamase inhibitors for CRE infections and available treatment options for carbapenemases OXA-48 and KPC.

Episode 6: Habits Aside, Why Polymyxins?

The speakers weigh up treatment options for acute pyelonephritis with secondary bacteraemia due to CRE. They discuss polymyxin use in the critically ill and examine β-lactam/β-lactamase inhibitors as viable alternatives. With expert guest Professor Souha Kanj.

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Abbreviations:

CRE, carbapenem resistant enterobacteriaceae; cIAI, complicated intra-abdominal infection; HAP, hospital-acquired pneumonia; VAP, ventilator-associated pneumonia; MDR, multi-drug resistant; AMR, Antimicrobial Resistance; AMS, Antimicrobial Stewardship; AFS, Antifungal Stewardship; ABS, Antibacterial Stewardship

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