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Multidrug Resistance A Global Concern

  • ID: 2317183
  • Book
  • January 2012
  • Region: Global
  • Bentham Science Publishers Ltd
Multiple drug resistance among bacteria has become a global issue with a considerable impact on the mortality associated with infectious diseases. This book is a detailed compilation of available knowledge on the surveillance and mechanisms of antibiotic resistance in various countries throughout the world. Readers will be updated on current information on the understanding of mechanisms involved in drug resistance and the geographical distribution of resistance determinant markers. This volume should be a useful guide for microbiologists and clinicians interested in designing antimicrobial therapies tailored for patients in specific geographical regions.
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Foreword i
Preface ii
List of Contributors iii
CHAPTERS
1. Role of Multidrug Resistance Associated Proteins in Drug Development 3
Shu-Feng Zhou, Jun-Ping Liu, Ming Qian Wei and Wei Duan
2. Carbapenem-Resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae 36
Renato Finkelstein
3. Control of Multi-Drug Resistance 47
Spyros Pournaras
4. Multi-Drug Resistance Among Gram-Negative Bacteria in Thailand 75
Pattarachai Kiratisin
5. Challenges in Management of Tuberculosis in Developing Countries 90
Amita Jain and Pratima Dixit
6. Drug Resistance in Tuberculosis 100
UD Gupta and Anuj Kumar Gupta
7. Extended Spectrum Beta Lactamases: A Critical Update 115
Shazi Shakil, Hafiz Muhammad Ali, Raffaele Zarrilli and Asad Ullah Khan
8. Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) 130
Esperanza C. Cabrera
9. Multidrug-Resistant Acinetobacter baumannii: An Emerging Threat in Health Care
Facilities 142
Raffaele Zarrilli, Maria Triassi and Asad U. Khan
10. Prevalence, Mechanisms and Dissemination of Antimicrobial Resistance in Enteric
Foodborne Bacteria 151
Jing Han, Bashar W. Shaheen, Steven L. Foley and Rajesh Nayak
11. The Scope of Bacterial Resistance to Antibiotics in Some Countries in the Middle East
and North Africa 176
Noha Gamal Khalaf and Nancy D. Hanson
12. Antimicrobial Resistance of Gram-Negative Bacteria in Saudi Arabia 206
Jaffar A. Al-Tawfiq and Ziad A. Memish
13. ?-Lactamases as Major Mechanism of Resistance in Gram-Negative Bacteria 210
Mariagrazia Perilli, Giuseppe Celenza, Cristina Pellegrini and Gianfranco Amicosante
Index 227
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Editor: Asad Ullah Khan, Raffaele Zarrilli
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