A Global Declaration on Appropriate Use of Antimicrobial Agents across the Surgical Pathway

Massimo Sartelli, Yoram Kluger, Luca Ansaloni, Jean Carlet, Adrian Brink, Timothy C. Hardcastle, Ashish Khanna, Alain Chicom-Mefire, Jesús Rodríguez-Baño, Dilip Nathwani, Marc Mendelson, Richard R. Watkins, Celine Pulcini, Bojana Beović, Addison K. May, Kamal M.F. Itani, John E. Mazuski, Donald E. Fry, Federico Coccolini, Kemal RasxaPhilippe Montravers, Christian Eckmann, Lilian M. Abbo, Salisu Abubakar, Fikri M. Abu-Zidan, Abdulrashid Kayode Adesunkanmi, Majdi N. Al-Hasan, Asma A. Althani, Jorge Eduardo Alvarenga Ticas, Shamshul Ansari, Rashid Ansumana, André Ricardo Araujo Da Silva, Goran Augustin, Miklosh Bala, Zsolt J. Balogh, Oussema Baraket, Matteo Bassetti, Giovanni Bellanova, Marcelo A. Beltran, Ofir Ben-Ishay, Walter L. Biffl, Marja A. Boermeester, Stephen M. Brecher, Juan Bueno, Miguel A. Cainzos, Kelly Cairns, Adrian Camacho-Ortiz, Marco Ceresoli, Sujith J. Chandy, Jill R. Cherry-Bukowiec, Roberto Cirocchi, Elif Colak, Antonio Corcione, Oliver A. Cornely, Francesco Cortese, Yunfeng Cui, Daniel Curcio, Dimitris Damaskos, Koray Dasx, Samir Delibegovic, Zaza Demetrashvili, Belinda De Simone, Hamilton Petry De Souza, Jan De Waele, Sameer Dhingra, Jose J. Diaz, Isidoro Di Carlo, Francesco Di Marzo, Salomone Di Saverio, Agron Dogjani, Gereltuya Dorj, Laurent Dortet, Therese M. Duane, Herve Dupont, Valery N. Egiev, Hani O. Eid, Mutasim Elmangory, Hany El-Sayed Marei, Mushira Abdulaziz Enani, Kevin Escandón-Vargas, Mario P. Faro, Paula Ferrada, Domitilla Foghetti, Esteban Foianini, Gustavo P. Fraga, Sabrina Frattima, Chinmay Gandhi, Gianni Gattuso, Eleni Giamarellou, Wagih Ghnnam, George Gkiokas, Massimo Girardis, Debbie A. Goff, Carlos Augusto Gomes, Harumi Gomi, Rosio Isabel Guerra Gronerth, Xavier Guirao, Manuel Guzman-Blanco, Mainul Haque, Andreas Hecker, Markus Hell, Torsten Herzog, Lauri Hicks, Reinhold Kafka-Ritsch, Lillian S. Kao, Souha S. Kanj, Lewis J. Kaplan, Garima Kapoor, Aleksandar Karamarkovic, Jeffry Kashuk, Jakub Kenig, Faryal Khamis, Vladimir Khokha, Ronald Kiguba, Andrew W. Kirkpatrick, Hartwig Kørner, Kaoru Koike, Kenneth Y.Y. Kok, Kateryna Kon, Victor Kong, Kenji Inaba, Orestis Ioannidis, Arda Isik, Katia Iskandar, Maurizio Labbate, Francesco M. Labricciosa, Katrien Lagrou, Leonel Lagunes, Rifat Latifi, Kostas Lasithiotakis, Ramanan Laxminarayan, Jae Gil Lee, Marc Leone, Ari Leppäniemi, Yousheng Li, Stephen Y. Liang, Kui Hin Liau, Andrey Litvin, Tonny Loho, Warren Lowman, Gustavo M. Machain, Ronald V. Maier, Ramiro Manzano-Nunez, Athanasios Marinis, Cristina Marmorale, Ignacio Martin-Loeches, Sanjay Marwah, Emilio Maseda, Michael McFarlane, Renato Bessa De Melo, Maria Rita Melotti, Ziad Memish, Dominik Mertz, Cristian Mesina, Francesco Menichetti, Shyam Kumar Mishra, Giulia Montori, Ernest E. Moore, Frederick A. Moore, Noel Naidoo, Lena Napolitano, Ionut Negoi, David P. Nicolau, Ioannis Nikolopoulos, Carl Erik Nord, Richard Ofori-Asenso, Iyiade Olaoye, Abdelkarim H. Omari, Carlos A. Ordoñez, Mouaqit Ouadii, Abdoul Salam Ouedraogo, Leonardo Pagani, José Artur Paiva, Jose Gustavo Parreira, Francesco Pata, Jorge Pereira, Nuno R. Pereira, Nicola Petrosillo, Edoardo Picetti, Tadeja Pintar, Alfredo Ponce-De-Leon, Zagorka Popovski, Garyphallia Poulakou, Jacobus Preller, Adrián Puello Guerrero, Guntars Pupelis, Martha Quiodettis, Timothy M. Rawson, Martin Reichert, Konrad Reinhart, Miran Rems, Jordi Rello, Sandro Rizoli, Jason Roberts, Ines Rubio-Perez, Etienne Ruppé, Boris Sakakushev, Ibrahima Sall, Hossein Samadi Kafil, James Sanders, Norio Sato, Robert G. Sawyer, Thomas Scalea, Rodolfo Scibé, Luigia Scudeller, Helmut Segovia Lohse, Gabriele Sganga, Nusrat Shafiq, Jay N. Shah, Patrizia Spigaglia, Shanoo Suroowan, Constantinos Tsioutis, Costi D. Sifri, Boonying Siribumrungwong, Michael Sugrue, Peep Talving, Boun Kim Tan, Antonio Tarasconi, Carlo Tascini, Jonathan Tilsed, Jean François Timsit, Mario Tumbarello, Ngo Tat Trung, Jan Ulrych, Selman Uranues, George Velmahos, András G. Vereczkei, Pierluigi Viale, Jordi Vila Estape, Claudio Viscoli, Florian Wagenlehner, Brian J. Wright, Yonghong Xiao, Kuo Ching Yuan, Sanoop K. Zachariah, Jean Ralph Zahar, Paulo Mergulhão, Fausto Catena

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Abstract

This declaration, signed by an interdisciplinary task force of 234 experts from 83 different countries with different backgrounds, highlights the threat posed by antimicrobial resistance and the need for appropriate use of antibiotic agents and antifungal agents in hospitals worldwide especially focusing on surgical infections. As such, it is our intent to raise awareness among healthcare workers and improve antimicrobial prescribing. To facilitate its dissemination, the declaration was translated in different languages.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)846-853
Number of pages8
JournalSurgical Infections
Volume18
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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Sartelli, M., Kluger, Y., Ansaloni, L., Carlet, J., Brink, A., Hardcastle, T. C., Khanna, A., Chicom-Mefire, A., Rodríguez-Baño, J., Nathwani, D., Mendelson, M., Watkins, R. R., Pulcini, C., Beović, B., May, A. K., Itani, K. M. F., Mazuski, J. E., Fry, D. E., Coccolini, F., ... Catena, F. (2017). A Global Declaration on Appropriate Use of Antimicrobial Agents across the Surgical Pathway. Surgical Infections, 18(8), 846-853. https://doi.org/10.1089/sur.2017.219