UEMO’s Spring General Assembly featured in Spanish publication

15/05/2022 14 Views
UEMO’s Spring General Assembly featured in Spanish publication

The spring assembly of the UEMO took place in Brussels on 13 and 14 May, and it was the first face-to-face meeting after the restrictions due to the current pandemic, in which some of the problems that affect this way of practicing medicine were reviewed.

Aleksandra Opalska from the European Commission’s Directorate General for Health and Food Safety moderated a discussion on antimicrobial resistance, which annually causes 700,000 deaths globally, of which 33,000 in Europe, the equivalent of an accident weekly of a Boeing 747.

The conclusions, which will be submitted to the Commission, were that all antimicrobials should only be dispensed with a prescription and the quantity strictly necessary and adapted to the patient’s own characteristics should be prescribed and, in any case, their correct use and how to deal with the leftovers. As measures to optimize its use, the training of both the doctor and the patient with clear and precise guidelines was pointed out. Likewise, the performance, mandatory or not, of a previous diagnostic test was discussed.

Dr. McCarthy, vice-president of the UEMO, presented the results of the survey “Adolescent and young adult: How can we do better?” in which they collect the responses of 17 EU states on medical care for these patients. One of the parameters studied was their transfer from pediatric care to adult care services for chronic gynecological, respiratory, digestive, diabetes or mental illnesses. In approximately half of the countries studied, including Spain, it is not satisfactory.

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