Antibiotic Resistance: From Molecular Basics to Therapeutic Options

Antibiotic Resistance: From Molecular Basics to Therapeutic Options

by Carlos F. Amabile-Cuevas, C. Amabile-Cuevas
     
 

In American movies, the standard way to indicate that a character has become famous is to place him or her on the cover of Time or Newsweek. During the 90s, antibiotic resistance has been the cover of both magazines. Moreover, in the same period the prestigious scientific journal Science has devoted two issues to the problem of antibiotic resistance. See more details below

Overview

In American movies, the standard way to indicate that a character has become famous is to place him or her on the cover of Time or Newsweek. During the 90s, antibiotic resistance has been the cover of both magazines. Moreover, in the same period the prestigious scientific journal Science has devoted two issues to the problem of antibiotic resistance.

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Reviewer: Charles E. Edmiston, Jr., PhD (Medical College of Wisconsin)
Description: This is a collection of papers dealing with the molecular, clinical, and sociopolitical implications of bacterial resistance. These manuscripts were originally presented at the 1995 International Conference on Antibiotic Resistance held in Cuernavaca, Mexico. The contributing authors are well-recognized investigators in the field of microbial resistance, molecular biology, and the epidemiology of bacterial-drug resistance.
Purpose: The nine chapters that comprise this text provide a timely discussion of the rapid emergence and spread of antimicrobial resistance, including several chapters on recently recognized mechanisms of resistance in microorganisms of clinical importance.
Audience: Investigators working in the fields of microbiology, molecular biology, and infectious disease who have a professional or general interest in antibiotic resistance would find this text extremely valuable. In addition, the book contains a chapter on antibiotic use in the Latin American countries, which would be of great interest to many healthcare professionals who have a focused interest in antimicrobial utilization.
Features: Each chapter contains numerous illustrations that enhance the informational content of the text. In addition, the contributing authors have included many recent and sentinel citations in their manuscripts.
Assessment: This book is not meant to be an exhaustive discussion of the various mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance, but rather focuses on important key (and often novel) mechanisms of resistance and their clinical impact. In addition, it emphasizes the need for a multidisciplinary-collegial approach to address the myriad of healthcare issues adversely impact by the clinical consequences of antimicrobial resistance. This book would be a valuable addition to one's personal library or institutional collection.
Charles E. Edmiston
This is a collection of papers dealing with the molecular, clinical, and sociopolitical implications of bacterial resistance. These manuscripts were originally presented at the 1995 International Conference on Antibiotic Resistance held in Cuernavaca, Mexico. The contributing authors are well-recognized investigators in the field of microbial resistance, molecular biology, and the epidemiology of bacterial-drug resistance. The nine chapters that comprise this text provide a timely discussion of the rapid emergence and spread of antimicrobial resistance, including several chapters on recently recognized mechanisms of resistance in microorganisms of clinical importance. Investigators working in the fields of microbiology, molecular biology, and infectious disease who have a professional or general interest in antibiotic resistance would find this text extremely valuable. In addition, the book contains a chapter on antibiotic use in the Latin American countries, which would be of great interest to many healthcare professionals who have a focused interest in antimicrobial utilization. Each chapter contains numerous illustrations that enhance the informational content of the text. In addition, the contributing authors have included many recent and sentinel citations in their manuscripts. This book is not meant to be an exhaustive discussion of the various mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance, but rather focuses on important key (and often novel) mechanisms of resistance and their clinical impact. In addition, it emphasizes the need for a multidisciplinary-collegial approach to address the myriad of healthcare issues adversely impact by the clinical consequences of antimicrobialresistance. This book would be a valuable addition to one's personal library or institutional collection.
Booknews
Explains the latest research in antibiotic resistance, drawing largely on material presented at a December 1995 conference held in Cuernavaca, Mexico, and concentrating on the natural forces behind the rapid emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance. Contains chapters on newly discovered gene transfer agents and their implication for controlling the spread of resistance, moving antibiotic resistance genes in gram-negative bacteria, plasmid-driven bacterial evolution, bacterial regulated responses resulting in resistance, antibiotic usage and resistance in Latin America, and alternatives to standard antibiotics. Distributed by Chapman & Hall. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780412135712
Publisher:
Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Series:
Medical Intelligence Unit Ser.
Pages:
198
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 10.33(h) x 0.66(d)

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