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Antibiotic use and resistance to development: defense against infection by evidence-based phytotherapy

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Dunav Krems University Press Meeting 11.11. in Vienna

Vienna (pts006 / 31.10.2019 / 08: 30) – On the occasion of St World Antibiotic Day November 18th loaded Faculty of Health Sciences, Medicine and Research, Danube University Krems to a press conference:

when: Monday, November 11, 2019, 10am
where is: Billrothhaus – Society of Physicians, Management Room (1st floor), Frankgasse 8, 1090 Vienna

As early as 2000, the World Health Organization (WHO) called for policies to combat the increase of antimicrobial resistance worldwide, renewing this appeal year after year. And for good reason, because WHO sees the beginning of a post-antibiotic era in which everyday infections and minor injuries can be fatal, as a real threat to the 21st century. WHO chief Tedros Ghebreyesus therefore wants to motivate all states to strike a balance between "securing access to life-saving antibiotics" and "limiting some antibiotics to the most difficult to treat infections."

Nonetheless, as with every fall, the number of prescriptions for antibiotics for the flu should be expected to increase. Although these drugs have been shown to work against viral infections and are associated with potential side effects, they are still widely prescribed by the medical profession, v.a. also to prevent possible consequences and complications.

Phytotherapy offers different ways of controlling viral infections – without further supporting the risk of developing resistance and with excellent tolerability.

The Center for TCM and Complementary Medicine at Danube University Krems takes WHO's requirements seriously and provides answers:

On the stand:

Prim. Univ. Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Kaulfersch, Specialist in Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, e.m. Board of Pediatrics and Adolescence at Klagenfurt State Hospital: "Why antibiotic use rarely makes sense and how your child's immune system can best support its maturation"

Univ. Dr.Dr.h.c. Brigitte Kopp, Vice President of HMPPA, Department of Pharmacognosy, University of Vienna: "Evidence-Based Phytotherapy: Herbal Remedies – An Effective and Safe Alternative to Antibiotics"

Mage. Pharm. Claudia Dungl-Hochleitner, MSc Course Leader "Natural Medicine", Center for Trad. Beard. Medicine and Complementary Medicine, Danube University Krems, Faculty of Health and Medicine: "What is the content of the University Evidence-Based Phytotherapy Practical Course & Why do we need more people with this training?"

PhDr. Dr. Christine Schauhuber, Deputy Head of the Center for Traditional Chinese Medicine and Complementary Medicine at Danube University Krems: Presentation of the EU project "Healthy Plants – Phytotherapy in the Respiratory System as a Strategy to Avoid Antibiotic Resistance"

Leader: cf. Andrea Zauner-Dungl, Specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Krems University Hospital, Director of the Center for Traditional Chinese Medicine and Complementary Medicine at Danube University Krems

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