ISBN-10:
0824729412
ISBN-13:
9780824729417
Pub. Date:
11/07/2007
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Antimicrobial Resistance: Pathogens and Clinical Countermeasures / Edition 1

Antimicrobial Resistance: Pathogens and Clinical Countermeasures / Edition 1

by Robert C. Owens, Ebbing Lautenbach

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ISBN-13: 9780824729417
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 11/07/2007
Series: Infectious Disease and Therapy Series , #48
Pages: 520
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

RESISTANCE CONCERNS FOR THE PRACTICING CLINICIAN: GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS. Measuring the Costs of Antimicrobial Resistance in Hospitals. Surveillance of Resistant Organisms: Whats to know? Role of New Drug Development in Combatting Resistance. Understanding Studies of Resistant Organisms: Focus on Methodologies. CONTEMPORARY ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE ISSUES. Gram positive. Staphylococcus aureus: Resistance Update and Treatment Options. Enterococci: Resistance Update and Treatment Options. Streptococcus pneumoniae: Resistance Update and Treatment Options. Gram negative. Enterobacteriaceae: Resistance Update and Treatment Options. Acinetobacter species: Resistance Update and Treatment Options. P. aeruginosa: Resistance Update and Treatment Options. Problematic Beta-lactamases (AMP C, ESBLs): An Update. Others. Clostridium difficile and Antimicrobial Resistance: An emerging epidemic. Emerging Resistance Among Fungal Pathogens: Trends and Treatment Considerations. Interventional Strategies to Combat Resistance. Empirical Therapy: Importance of Getting it Right up Front/Deescalation. Antimicrobial Cycling Strategies: Whats the Evidence? Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs. Computer Assisted Programs to Optimize Antimicrobial Use. Pharmacodynamic Optimization to Prevent Resistance. Short Course Antimicrobial Therapy. Use of Guidelines to Optimize Antimicrobial Use. Infection Control Strategies: Current Controversies and Solutions. Combination Antimicrobial Therapy: What is the Evidence? Strategies to Optimize the Outpatient Use of Antimicrobials


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