Antibiotic consumption, resistance data, and prevention strategies Antibiyotik Tüketimi, Direnç Verileri ve Önlem Stratejileri

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Karabay O., Baştuğ A., ÖZTÜRK R., Şencan İ., Aksoy M., Şi̇Mşek H., ...More

Mediterranean Journal of Infection, Microbes and Antimicrobials, vol.2018, no.7, pp.7-35, 2018 (Scopus) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 2018 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/mjima.2018.35
  • Journal Name: Mediterranean Journal of Infection, Microbes and Antimicrobials
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.7-35
  • Keywords: Antibiotic resistance in the future, antimicrobial stewardship, colistin resistant Acinetobacter baumannii, extended-spectrum beta-lactamases, carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


Data related to increasing antibiotic consumption in the world and in Turkey are alarming. This over-consumption is also triggering antibiotic resistance. Unfortunately, Turkey is one of the countries where antibiotic resistance is quite high. Serious efforts have been made in recent years to overcome these problems. However, there are still many distances to be taken. Today, evaluation of antibiotic consumption and consumption in hospitals is determined by antibiotic stewardship. In this report, it is aimed to summarize main items of antibiotic stewardship, global antibiotic consumption and Turkey-wide status, resistance data, evaluation of strategies to prevent resistance, and measures to be taken.