Infectious Disease

Antimicrobial Drug Resistance

Mechanisms of Drug Resistance, Volume 1

Editors: Mayers, Douglas (Ed.)

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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.

Reviews

From the reviews: “This weighty tome … provides a series of reviews by internationally respected authors, including Drs Baquero, Bush, LeClercq, Jacoby and many more. … Overall, a worthwhile reference work for institutional libraries and for scientists with broad interests in the field of resistance.” (David Livermore, Microbiology Today, January, 2010)

Table of contents (46 chapters)

  • History of Drug-Resistant Microbes

    Jacoby, George A.

    Pages 3-7

  • Evolutionary Biology of Drug Resistance

    Baquero, Fernando (et al.)

    Pages 9-32

  • Pharmacology of Drug Resistance

    Drusano, G. L.

    Pages 33-42

  • Antimicrobial Resistance Versus the Discovery and Development of New Antimicrobials

    Shlaes, David M. (et al.)

    Pages 43-50

  • Genetic Mechanisms of Transfer of Drug Resistance

    Roy, Paul H.

    Pages 53-64

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Antimicrobial Drug Resistance
Book Subtitle
Mechanisms of Drug Resistance, Volume 1
Editors
  • Douglas Mayers
Series Title
Infectious Disease
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Humana Press
eBook ISBN
978-1-59745-180-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-59745-180-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-60327-592-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-62703-866-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 678
Topics