Antimicrobial Drug Resistance
Mechanisms of Drug Resistance, Vol. 1 Clinical and Epidemiological Aspects, Vol. 2
Editors: Mayers, Douglas (Ed.)
- The first major comprehensive reference to antimicrobial drug resistance
- Examines the biological basis of drug resistance and effective avenues for drug development
- Covers clinical aspects of drug resistance
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The volumes included in Antimicrobial Drug Resistance represent the first comprehensive, multidisciplinary reference covering the area of antimicrobial drug resistance in bacteria, fungi, viruses, and parasites from basic science, clinical, and epidemiological perspectives.
The first volume, Antimicrobial Drug Resistance, Mechanisms of Drug Resistance, is dedicated to the biological basis of drug resistance and effective avenues for drug development. With the emergence of more drug-resistant strains, the approach to dealing with the drug resistance problem must include the research of different aspects of the mechanisms of bacterial resistance and the dissemination of resistance genes as well as research utilizing new genomic information. These approaches will permit the design of novel strategies to develop new antibiotics and preserve the effectiveness of currently available ones.
The second volume, Antimicrobial Drug Resistance, Clinical and Epidemiological Aspects, is devoted to the clinical aspects of drug resistance. Although there is evidence that restricted use of a specific antibiotic can be followed by a decrease in drug resistance to that agent, drug resistance control is not easily achieved. Thus, the infectious disease physician requires input from the clinical microbiologist and infection control specialist to make informed choices for the effective treatment of various strains of drug-resistant pathogens in individual patients.
This 2-volume set is an important reference for students in microbiology, infectious disease physicians, medical students, basic scientists, drug development researchers, microbiologists, epidemiologists, and public health practitioners.
From the reviews:
“This book is designed to be ‘a comprehensive resource of information on antimicrobial drug resistance.’ … This will become a standard reference for clinicians, researchers, pharmacists, and clinical laboratories. … This should also be required reading for all infectious disease clinicians and clinical microbiologists training in fellowships. This knowledge could lead to more prudent antimicrobial prescribing and may also lead to new ways of treating resistant microbes.” (Rebecca T. Horvat, Doody’s Review Service, December, 2009)
“I am aware of no other books that have sought to address this topic so extensively. … The information is presented clearly and the style is very readable, which will encourage the reader to ‘dip in’ regularly. … In my view it should be found in any institutional or departmental library that has medical microbiology or antibiotics coverage. … The editors and the panel of 175 international experts who contributed to Antimicrobial Drug Resistance are to be commended on their impressive achievements.” (Neil Woodford, Journal of Epidemiology & Infection, Vol. 138, November, 2009)
“Antimicrobial drug resistance represents a hot topic for both experimental and clinical researchers. This two-volume set provides a global, up-to-date, overview of the mechanisms used by microbes to acquire resistance against a drug. … a valuable handbook for microbiologists, virologists, parasitologists, and medicinal chemists. … mainly directed to epidemiologists, public health authorities, clinicians, and medical students. … should be considered a must for researchers involved in all aspects of antimicrobial drug investigation and for all students attracted to starting a career in the field.” (José M. Padrón, ChemBioChem, Vol. 5, 2010)
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- Bibliographic Information
- Book Title
- Antimicrobial Drug Resistance
- Book Subtitle
- Mechanisms of Drug Resistance, Vol. 1 Clinical and Epidemiological Aspects, Vol. 2
- Douglas Mayers
- Series Title
- Infectious Disease
- Humana Press
- Copyright Holder
- Humana Press
- Special Cover Type ISBN
- Edition Number
- Number of Pages
- XXIV, 1000
- Number of Illustrations and Tables
- 187 b/w illustrations, 20 illustrations in colour