Antimicrobial Resistance

Global Challenges and Future Interventions

Editors: Thomas, Sabu (Ed.)

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  • Discusses about Omics approach to gain insights to antibacterial resistance
  • Elaborates on the threat posed by multi-drug resistant pathogens
  • Explains in detail ' One Health concept' towards eliminating Anti Microbial Resistance
  • Covers the advantages and disadvantages of current antimicrobial susceptibility testing systems
  • Special chapters linking emergence of AMR and its potent sources from environment, veterinary, and aquaculture for benefitting wide range of readers
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Antimicrobial resistance is a major global public health problem. This book focuses on the clinical implications of multi-drug resistant pathogens; tracking AMR and its evolutionary significance; antifungal resistance; and current and alternative treatment strategies for AMR, including antivirulent, antibiofilm and antimicrobial resistance breakers, repurposing of drugs, and probiotic therapy. Advances in antimicrobial stewardship, antibiotic policies from a global perspective and their impacts are also discussed. The book also explores the use of omics approaches to gain insights into antibacterial resistance, and includes chapters on the potential benefits of a ‘One Health approach’ describing the environmental and zoonotic sources of resistant genes and their effects on the global resistance pool.  


About the authors

Dr. Sabu Thomas M.Sc., Ph.D. is a senior faculty scientist heading the Cholera and Biofilm Research Group at Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (National Institute under the Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India). Dr. Thomas has been working in the area of environmental and clinical pathogenic bacteria for more than two decades, with a special focus on gut and chronic wound infected pathogens, antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and alternative strategies to curb AMR. Dr. Thomas’s team has published 12 book chapters and more than 75 research articles in prestigious journals at the national and international level, and edited one book. He has received various honors, including membership in the World Health Organization’s Global Task Force on Cholera Control. Currently, he is a member of the State Working Committee on Antimicrobial Resistance, and research coordinator for AMR activities in Kerala. He was part of the Second Indian Arctic Scientific Expedition team, formed by the Govt. of India to assess the bioprospecting potential of psychrophilic bacteria in the Polar region. He is also affiliated with various reputed organizations around the globe, including the Global Foodborne Infections Network, CHOLDInet - Global Laboratory Network for Cholera and other Diarrhoeal Infections, International Society for Infectious Diseases, and Freshwater Action Network South Asia.


Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • The Evolution of Microbial Defence Systems Against Antimicrobial Agents

    Pages 1-31

    Madhav, Archana (et al.)

  • Carbapenem Resistance in Gram-Negative Bacilli: Mechanisms and Challenges

    Pages 33-52

    Mohapatra, Sarita (et al.)

  • Influence of Antimicrobials on the Gut Microbiota

    Pages 53-79

    Chowdhury, Goutam (et al.)

  • Influence of Abiotic Factors in the Emergence of Antibiotic Resistance

    Pages 81-100

    Dutta, Sanjucta (et al.)

  • Polluted Coastal and Estuarine Environments: A Potential Reservoir for AMR Determinants in Various Pathogenic Bacteria

    Pages 101-134

    A. A., Mohamed Hatha (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Antimicrobial Resistance
Book Subtitle
Global Challenges and Future Interventions
Editors
  • Sabu Thomas
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-3658-8
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-3658-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-3657-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 230
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 16 illustrations in colour
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