Edited by: Professor Steven Opal
The progressive loss of antibiotic activity as a result of dissemination of antibacterial resistance genes is increasingly recognized as global threat to humankind. Critical Care is therefore introducing a series of papers that examine the problem of progressive antibiotic resistance in the ICU. These articles will focus on the mechanisms of resistance, spread of antibiotic resistance genes, efforts to limit the further spread of MDR pathogens, and novel current and future therapeutic approaches to respond to the challenge of antibiotic resistance. We hope that this thematic series will inform the clinician about steps that we can take to confront the threat of antibiotic resistance.
This series of articles has not been sponsored. All articles have undergone the journal’s standard peer review process overseen by the Series Editor, with final decisions made by the Editor in Chief. The Series Editor and Editor in Chief declare no competing interests.