The Barcelona Declaration from the World Alliance against Antibiotic Resistance: engagement of intensivists
1 Intensive care specialist, Consultant, 9 rue de la Terrasse, Creteil 94000, France
2 Director of Critical Care Center, Sabadell Hospital, Corporació Sanitaria Universitaria Parc Tauli, Professor of Applied Physiology, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain
3 Chairman, Department of Medicine, Winthrop-University Hospital, Professor of Medicine, Vice-Chairman, Department of Medicine, SUNY at Stony Brook, 222 Station Plaza N., Suite 509, Mineola, NY 11501, USA
4 Pneumology Department, Clinic Institute of Thorax (ICT), Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, Insitut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS), University of Barcelona (UB), Spain
Critical Care 2012, 16:145 doi:10.1186/cc11427Published: 3 August 2012
First paragraph (this article has no abstract)
Resistance to antibiotics is increasing dangerously worldwide . Our very last line of therapy, carbapenems, is nowadays often needed to treat community-acquired infections. As a result, resistance to this class will increase very quickly, leaving us with almost no useful drugs against multi-resistant bacteria.