Antimicrobial Resistance and Implications for the 21st Century

Antimicrobial Resistance and Implications for the 21st Century

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This comprehensive, up-to-date volume defines the issues and offers potential solutions to the challenges of antimicrobial resistance. The chapter authors are leading international experts on antimicrobial resistance among a variety of bacteria, viruses including HIV and herpes, parasites and fungi. The chapters explore the molecular mechanisms of drug resistance, the immunology and epidemiology of resistance strains, clinical implications and implications on research and lack thereof, and prevention and future directions.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 408 pages
  • 156 x 235 x 23.88mm | 1,680g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 2008 ed.
  • 24 Tables, black and white; XII, 408 p.
  • 0387724176
  • 9780387724171

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This new volume of the Emerging Infectious Diseases of the 21st Century series is a collection of chapters by leading world authorities on antimicrobial resistance of common, important bacterial, viral and fungal pathogens. This unique book should be in the possession of anyone interested in the field of infectious diseases, microbiology, infection control & public health. The chapters, which are written by reknown experts, provide a wealth of contemporary information on microbiology, molecular mechanisms, epidemiology, clinical relevance, treatment, and prevention and future directions on the following topics:

Mechanism of Resistance by Gram Positive Bacteria

Emergence of MRSA in the Community

Antimicrobial Resistance of STD pathogens

Resistance of Gram Negative Bacilli to Antimicrobials

Mycobacterial Antimicrobial Resistance

Antimicrobial Resistance of Anaerobic Bacteria

HIV Drug Resistance

Resistance of Herpes viruses to Antiviral Agents

Hepatitis Virus Resistance

Resistance to Antifungal Agents

An Anti-Mutant Approach for Antimicrobial Use
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Table of contents

Mechanisms of Resistance by Gram-Positive Bacteria (Streptococci and Enterococci).- Emergence of MRSA in the Community.- Antimicrobial Resistance to Sexually Transmitted Infections.- Resistance of Gram-Negative Bacilli to Antimicrobials.- Mycobacterial Antimicrobial Resistance.- Antimicrobial Resistance of Anaerobic Bacteria.- Clinical Significance and Biological Basis of HIV Drug Resistance.- Resistance of Herpesviruses to Antiviral Agents.- Hepatitis Virus Resistance.- Resistance to Antifungal Agents.- An Anti-mutant Approach for Antimicrobial Use.
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