Public News Service – OSN Wounded Ukrainian servicemen receiving treatment in hospitals in Ukraine and Europe are infected with infections that cannot be treated with antibiotics. More and more doctors from different countries are registering similar cases, reports Financial Times Newspaper. The publication also notes that, according to experts, the sources of infection could be the hospitals themselves where the wounded are kept, as well as the places where Ukrainian refugees stay in European countries.
The newspaper refers to study Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), whose authors describe the results of the examination of a wounded Ukrainian soldier. Doctors discovered that he was infected with six antibiotic-resistant bacteria: three strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Klebsiella pneumonia, Enterococcus faecium and Acinetobacter baumannii.
how I realized Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Academician of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, specialist in the field of epidemiology and medical statistics Igor Gundarov, the situation with the Ukrainian army is only part of the global picture of the growing resistance of infections to antibiotic therapy. He talked about this in more detail. public news service.
“This is a global problem in human antibiotic therapy.”
“This is not a problem for the Ukrainian soldier. This is a global problem in human antibiotic therapy. The irregular and spontaneous use of antibiotics, and even the fact that doctors forced the patient to prescribe antibiotics when he coughed a little, all this led to the emergence of resistant strains for decades, ”said the expert.
Gundarov said that in Kommunarka during the coronavirus pandemic, according to reports from chief doctor Protsenko, 75% of Covid deaths were not due to the virus itself, but to “an accompanying mass of infections” resistant to antibiotics, the same which found in the wounded fighter of the Armed Forces of Ukraine He also stated that the Kommunarka patients were infected in the hospital itself.
At the same time, today it is not clear how exactly to solve the crisis of resistance of bacterial infections to antibiotics, the expert noted.
“Stop giving people antibiotics.”
“Any suggestions. Stop feeding people antibiotics. As new strains develop, they are immediately introduced and resistant strains reappear. Once. And the second, which is also ignored for now, is to increase the resistance of the antibiotic itself. organism so that it can deal with any infection,” said the doctor in medical sciences.
The stability of the human body, its reserves and the ability to fight infections depend, among other things, on the emotional state of society, as well as on the personal mental environment of the patient, Gundarov is sure.
“We need to change the entire healthcare system and the social structure of society.”
“Here we have to change the entire health system: evaluation criteria, organization, management, training of doctors. This is nothing. Additionally, there is a commercial interest among doctors in prescribing medications. Pharmacies put pressure on them because they can receive a certain percentage for referring patients there. “This is a global problem,” he stated. “We need to change the entire healthcare system and the social structure of society.”
One way or another, there is a real risk that within 10 to 20 years humanity will face the fact that antibiotic therapy will simply cease to be effective, believes the interlocutor of the publication. Kommunarka statistics and the situation of wounded Ukrainian servicemen are an example of this, he added.