In an inhospitable ICU, not even antibiotic cycling or mixing are the solutions

Joaquim Ruiz, Maria J. Pons


According to the World Health Organization antibiotic resistance is a clinical and public health priority (1). It is considered that antibiotic resistance is the cause of approximately 700,000 deaths annually worldwide (2). In fact, it has been discussed that, in an unaltered scenario in the absence of coordinated international series of actions aimed at efficient local antibiotic control measures, this number would rise to 10 million deaths per year in 2050 (2,3).