Antibiotic Resistance by Anthony R.M. CoatesAntibiotic Resistance by Anthony R.M. Coates

Antibiotic Resistance

EditorAnthony R.M. Coates

Paperback | November 9, 2014

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This book describes antibiotic resistance amongst pathogenic bacteria. It starts with an overview of the erosion of the efficacy of antibiotics by resistance and the decrease in the rate of replacement of redundant compounds. The origins of antibiotic resistance are then described. It is proposed that there is a large bacterial resistome which is a collection of all resistance genes and their precursors in both pathogenic and non-pathogenic bacteria. Ongoing resistance surveillance programs are also discussed, together with the perspective of a clinical microbiologist. The book then turns to specific themes such as the most serious area of resistance in pathogens, namely in Gram-negative organisms. The role of combinations of antibiotics in combating resistance emergence is discussed, particularly in the tuberculosis field, and then the importance of non-multiplying and persistent bacteria which are phenotypically resistant to antibiotics and prolong the duration of therapy of antibiotics which leads to poor compliance and resistance emergence. The role of anti-microbial compounds in textiles is covered, with its potential to exacerbate the spread of resistance. Then, efflux pumps are discussed. The final chapter describes the compounds which are in late stage clinical development, illustrating the paucity of the antibiotic pipeline, especially for Gram-negative bacteria.
Title:Antibiotic ResistanceFormat:PaperbackPublished:November 9, 2014Publisher:Springer Berlin HeidelbergLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3642432492

ISBN - 13:9783642432491

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Table of Contents

Preface.- Introduction to antibiotic resistance.- Origins of antibiotic resistance.- Surveillance Programs and Antibiotic Resistance: Worldwide and Regional Monitoring of Antibiotic Resistance Trends.- Current and future challenges in the development of antimicrobial agents.- Resistance in Gram-negative bacteria.- Non-multiplying bacteria are profoundly tolerant to antibiotics.- Prevention of drug resistance by multidrug treatment of tuberculosis.- Persister cells-molecular mechanisms related to antibiotic tolerance.- Antimicrobial textiles.- Efflux - how bacteria use pumps to control their micro-environment.- Antibiotics in Phase II and III clinical trials.