Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing: Critical Issues for the 90s

Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing: Critical Issues for the 90s

Paperback(Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1994)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781475792089
Publisher: Springer US
Publication date: 05/22/2013
Series: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology , #349
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1994
Pages: 191
Product dimensions: 7.01(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

1: Current Methods.- The Evolution of Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing Methods.- Antimicrobial Susceptibility Tests: Testing Methods and Interpretive Problems.- Clinician Utilization of Rapid Antibiotic Susceptibility Data: A Prospective Study.- Session 2: Contemporary Issues in Susceptibility Testing.- When We Should Be Testing, How Often and What to Report.- Areas of Recent Emphasis of the National Committee for Clinical Laboratory Standards Subcommittee on Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing.- Non-Traditional Approaches for Quality Control of Antimicrobial Susceptibility Tests.- Applications of Medical Informatics in Antibiotic Therapy.- Session 3: New and Developmental Methods.- Established Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing Methods with a New Twist — Points to Consider and a Glimnpse of the Future.- Measures of Susceptibility from a Spiral Gradient of Drug Concentrations.- Commercialization of Nucleic Acid Probe Technology: Current Status.- Session 4: Rapidly Approaching Controversial Issues.- Is One Laboratory In Town Enough?.- The FDA Review Criteria for Assessment of Antimicrobial Susceptibility Devices — Too Much or Not Enough Regulation?.- The Evoulution of Clinical Laboratory Regulation — A Primer for Universal Health Care.- Current Issues in Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing.- Selected Manuscripts from Poster Presentations.- The Use of In-Vitro Kinetic Models in the Evaluation of ?-Lactam/?-Lactamase Combinations.- Prevalence of Ticarcillin/Clavulanic Acid-Resistant Enterobacteriacaeae in Nine Separate Medical Centers During the Years 1983, 1989, 1991.- Correlation of Minimum Inhibitory Concentration Results Between the Vitek System and the Biomic System.- Contributors.

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