Infectious Disease

Antimicrobial Drug Resistance

Clinical and Epidemiological Aspects, Volume 2

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.

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From the reviews:

“This book is a comprehensive guide to the state of the field as far as clinical practice is concerned. … There is good coverage of the wider spectrum of pathogens: viruses, fungi and parasites are addressed as well as bacterial infections. Each contribution is exhaustive and will appeal very much to the clinical microbiologist and infectious disease specialist. … This is certainly a reference book, and every diagnostic laboratory would derive value in having a copy on its shelves.” (Colin Howard, Microbiology Today, June, 2010)

Table of contents (45 chapters)

  • Resistance in Streptococcus pneumoniae

    McGee, Lesley (et al.)

    Pages 681-693

  • Antibiotic Resistance of Non-Pneumococcal Streptococci and Its Clinical Impact

    Jalava, Jari (et al.)

    Pages 695-714

  • Enterococcus: Antimicrobial Resistance in Enterococci Epidemiology, Treatment, and Control

    Chen, Anne Y. (et al.)

    Pages 715-733

  • Antimicrobial Resistance in Staphylococci: Mechanisms of Resistance and Clinical Implications

    Winston, Lisa G. (et al.)

    Pages 735-748

  • Resistance in Aerobic Gram-Positive Bacilli

    Weber, David J. (et al.)

    Pages 749-759

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eBook $269.00
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Hardcover $339.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Antimicrobial Drug Resistance
Book Subtitle
Clinical and Epidemiological Aspects, Volume 2
Editors
  • Douglas Mayers
Series Title
Infectious Disease
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Humana Press
eBook ISBN
978-1-60327-595-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-60327-595-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-60327-594-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 692
Topics