Bacterial Resistance to Antimicrobials / Edition 2

Bacterial Resistance to Antimicrobials / Edition 2

by Richard G. Wax
     
 

ISBN-10: 0849391903

ISBN-13: 9780849391903

Pub. Date: 11/21/2007

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Focusing on combating bacterial pathogens by understanding their strategies of defense, this book highlights the antibiotic resistance in pathogens that poses the greatest threat to human health. Each chapter begins with a summary of concepts, so those not actively working in the field gain an overall picture of what follows. Containing nearly 2000 references for

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Focusing on combating bacterial pathogens by understanding their strategies of defense, this book highlights the antibiotic resistance in pathogens that poses the greatest threat to human health. Each chapter begins with a summary of concepts, so those not actively working in the field gain an overall picture of what follows. Containing nearly 2000 references for additional research, the book presents the molecular basis, methods of detection and identification, and concepts for reducing the development and spread of resistant bacterial strains. It has been called "a useful reference book", and "a comprehensive and straightforward guide" by The Bulletin of the Royal College of Pathologies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780849391903
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/21/2007
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Microbial Drug Resistance: A Historical Perspective, W.C. Summers

Ecology of Antibiotic Resistance Genes, A.A. Salyers, N. Shoemaker, and D. Schlesinger

Global Response Systems that Confer Resistance, P.F. Miller and P.N. Rather

Multidrug Efflux Pumps: Structure, Efflux, and Inhibition, O. Lomovskaya, H.I. Zgurskaya, K.A. Bostian, and Kim Lewis

Mechanisms of Aminoglycoside Antibiotic Resistance, G.D. Wright

Resistance to ß-Lactam Antibiotics Mediated by ß-Lactamases, J.Y. Cha, L.P. Kotra, and S. Mobashery

Target Modification as a Mechanism of Antimicrobial Resistance, D.C. Hooper

Antibiotic Permeability, H. Taber

Genetic Methods for Detecting Bacterial Resistance Genes, A.C. Fluit

The Evolution and Epidemiology of Antibiotic Resistant Pneumococci, C.G. Dowson and K. Trzcinski

Antimicrobial Resistance in the Enterococcus, G.M. Eliopoulos

Methicillin Resistance in Staphylococcus aureus, K.S. Gilmore and M.S. Gilmore

Mechanism of Drug Resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis, A.S. Pym and S.T. Cole

Antibiotic Resistance in Enterobacteria, N.H Georgopapadakou

Resistance as a Worldwide Problem, P. Shears

Public Health Responses to Antimicrobial Resistance in Outpatient and Inpatient Settings, C.R Friedman and A. Srinivasan

Antibacterial Drug Discovery in the 21st Century, S.J. Projan

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