Antibiotic Policies: Fighting Resistance

Hardcover | September 12, 2007

EditorIan M. Gould, Jos W.M. van der Meer

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This volume examines many of the crucial issues of resistance in a clinical context, with an emphasis on MRSA; surely the greatest challenge to our antibiotic and infection control policies that modern health care systems have ever seen. Other chapters explore the psychology of prescribing, modern management techniques as an adjunct to antibiotic policies, and the less obvious downsides of antibiotic use.

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This volume examines many of the crucial issues of resistance in a clinical context, with an emphasis on MRSA; surely the greatest challenge to our antibiotic and infection control policies that modern health care systems have ever seen. Other chapters explore the psychology of prescribing, modern management techniques as an adjunct to...

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Antibiotic resistance has reached epidemic proportions in most hospitals and many communities around the world. While control methods have traditionally (and usually unsuccessfully) relied on preventing cross infection it is increasingly obvious that new solutions are needed. There is growing evidence that the solution will lie in more...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:300 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0 inPublished:September 12, 2007Publisher:Springer USLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0387708405

ISBN - 13:9780387708409

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Table of Contents

Consequences of antimicrobial chemotherapy: overgrowth, resistance and virulence.- The process of antibiotic prescribing, can it be changed?- Cultural and Socio-Economic Determinants of Antibiotic Use.- Electronic prescribing.- Prevalence surveys of antimicrobial use in hospitals; purpose, practicalities and pitfalls.- Antibiotic Use in Hospitals in the United States SCOPE-MMIT Antimicrobial Surveillance Network.- New Hospital Initiatives in Fighting Resistance.- Antimicrobial Resistance: Preventable or Inevitable? Problem of the Era from Two Perspectives.- Fighting antimicrobial resistance in the Mediterranean region.- Cystic fibrosis - coping with resistance.- Community-acquired pneumonia - Back to basics.- Hospital Acquired Pneumonia: Diagnostic and Treatment Options.- Optimising Antimicrobial Chemotherapy in the ICU - a review?.- Risk assessment for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).- What Do We Do With Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus In Surgery?- Control of health care-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.