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Growing Resistance with Antibiotics
     

Growing Resistance with Antibiotics

by Karl S. Drlica
 

This is the eBook version of the printed book.

This Element is an excerpt from Antibiotic Resistance: Understanding and Responding to an Emerging Crisis (9780131387737) by Karl Drlica and David S. Perlin. Available in print and digital formats.

 

The truth behind the headlines: What antibiotic resistance is, why it’s growing

Overview

This is the eBook version of the printed book.

This Element is an excerpt from Antibiotic Resistance: Understanding and Responding to an Emerging Crisis (9780131387737) by Karl Drlica and David S. Perlin. Available in print and digital formats.

 

The truth behind the headlines: What antibiotic resistance is, why it’s growing, and what this means to human health.

 

As a global community, we have not considered antibiotics as a resource to be actively protected. Consequently, we use antibiotics in ways that directly lead to resistance. Changing those ways requires an understanding of antibiotic principles. We begin with a brief description of MRSA to illustrate a bacterial-based health problem….

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780132685696
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
01/18/2011
Series:
FT Press Delivers Elements
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
15
File size:
400 KB

Meet the Author

Karl Drlica, Ph.D., is a Principal Investigator at the Public Health Research Institute Center of the UMDNJ--New Jersey Medical School in Newark, NJ. His laboratory focuses on fluoroquinolone action and resistance with M. tuberculosis and other bacteria, including approaches to slowing the enrichment and amplification of resistant bacterial subpopulations. Dr. David S. Perlin is a Principal Investigator at the Public Health Research Institute (PHRI) of the UMDNJ--New Jersey Medical School in Newark, NJ. His laboratory explores mechanisms of antifungal drug resistance, rapid detection of bloodstream pathogens in high-risk patients, discovery of novel molecules to combat tuberculosis, and the development of small animal models for respiratory pathogens.

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