Superbugs and You

By CIDRAP/Antimicrobial Resistance Fighter Coalition

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Infections caused by highly drug-resistant bacteria, or “superbugs,” are becoming more and more common, making antimicrobial resistance one of the world’s greatest health threats. In fact, infections caused by superbugs are projected to reach epidemic levels within our lifetimes. Drug-resistant infections can affect anyone, and we are all at risk. This podcast series will address this global crisis through conversations with patients, clinicians, and researchers to discover how superbugs are affecting people and healthcare systems globally. And we’ll highlight actions the average citizen can take today to make sure the drugs we already have stay effective, in order to protect ourselves, our families, and our communities.

Episode Date
Episode 4: A Future Foretold
In this final episode of Season 1, we discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted strategies to address antimicrobial resistance. Our guests will describe the patient experience of surviving COVID, the role of antimicrobial stewardship in managing COVID patients, and how the COVID-19 pandemic potentiates AMR and emerging approaches to the surveillance, treatment and prevention of AMR. Learn more about our guests this week: Dr. Marilyn Stebbins: https://pharmacy.ucsf.edu/news/2020/04/my-covid-19-journey Dr. Ryan Stevens: https://www.idstewardship.com/contributors/ryan-stevens-pharm-d-bcps-bcidp/ Dr. Manica Balasegaram: https://gardp.org/team/manica-balasegaram/ This podcast is co-created by the Center for Infectious Disease Research & Policy (CIDRAP) and the Antimicrobial Resistance Fighter Coalition (ARFC). This podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts.
Dec 15, 2020
Episode 3: Resistance That Spreads Through the Air
In this episode, we discuss the global issue of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis or TB. Our guests in this episode will describe living with TB, and the experience of managing these difficult-to-treat infections. They will also examine the role that social structures, local governance, accessible and affordable treatments, and patient advocacy play in tuberculosis transmission and management. Learn more about our guests this week: Paulina Siniatkina: https://www.paulinarts.com/about Natalie Schellack: https://theconversation.com/profiles/natalie-schellack-315771 Mark Nicol: https://www.uwa.edu.au/profile/mark-nicol This podcast is co-created by the Center for Infectious Disease Research & Policy (CIDRAP) and the Antimicrobial Resistance Fighter Coalition (ARFC). This podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts. Tune in weekly for new episodes!
Dec 08, 2020
Episode 2: Stalking the Silent Killer
In this episode, we discuss sepsis and the challenge of an infection caused by a drug-resistant microorganism. Our guests describe the long-term patient experience of surviving and living with a sepsis diagnosis, as well as the current diagnosis and treatment options for sepsis. Finally, we discuss global approaches for new treatments, and the need for advocacy and awareness. Learn more about our guests this week: Mary Millard: https://marymillard.org/ Dr. Vance Fowler: https://medicine.duke.edu/faculty/vance-garrison-fowler-md Dr. Konrad Reinhart: https://patientsafetymovement.org/speaker/konrad-reinhart/ This podcast is co-created by the Center for Infectious Disease Research & Policy (CIDRAP) and the Antimicrobial Resistance Fighter Coalition (ARFC). This podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts. Tune in weekly for new episodes!
Dec 01, 2020
Episode 1: A Global Problem Close to Home
In this episode we discuss the global impact of multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacterial infections. Our guests in this episode will describe the experience of living through, diagnosing, and managing these difficult-to-treat infections. Learn more about our guests this week: David Ricci: https://www.statnews.com/2019/12/31/antibiotic-resistance-nearly-killed-me/ Dr. John Lynch: https://aid.uw.edu/faculty/john-b-lynch-md-mph Dr. Laura Piddock: https://gardp.org/team/laura-piddock/ This podcast is co-created by the Center for Infectious Disease Research & Policy (CIDRAP) and the Antimicrobial Resistance Fighter Coalition (ARFC). This podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts. Tune in weekly for new episodes!
Nov 24, 2020
Trailer | Superbugs and You: True Stories From Scientists and Patients Around the Globe
Infections caused by highly drug resistant bacteria, or “superbugs,” are becoming more and more common, making antimicrobial resistance one of the world’s greatest health threats. Drug-resistant infections can affect anyone, and we are all at risk. In this podcast miniseries, we will dig deeper into this global crisis through fascinating conversations with patients, clinicians, and researchers. We’ll also highlight actions the average citizen can take today to make sure the drugs we already have stay effective, in order to protect ourselves, our families, and our communities. Subscribe for new episodes beginning on November 24th! This podcast is co-created by the Center for Infectious Disease Research & Policy (CIDRAP) and the Antimicrobial Resistance Fighter Coalition. Visit the CIDRAP Antimicrobial Stewardship Project website: https://www.cidrap.umn.edu/asp Visit the Antimicrobial Resistance Fighter Coalition website: https://antimicrobialresistancefighters.org/
Nov 17, 2020