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Antimicrobial Resistance
Problem Pathogens and Clinical Countermeasures
by Robert C. Owens, Jr.

Antimicrobial Resistance provides a state-of-the-art overivew of key issues related to antimicrobial resistance, including a focus on key pathogens causing common healthcare-associated and community-aquired infections.

The epidemiology and therapeutic considerations of these antimicrobial resistant organisms are discussed, as well as the clinical and health economic impact of infections caused by them.

Antimicrobial Resistance also provides a dedicated section covering the clinical resistance problem, including practical information related to interventional concepts and their implementation.

In addition to antimicrobial resistance in the context of traditionally discussed problematic bacterial pathogens, emerging data related to clinically important fungal pathogens and Clostridium difficile are also covered.

Contents

Resistance Concerns for the Practicing Clinician: General Considerations

  1. The Attributable Costs of Resistant Infections in Hospital Settings: Economic Theory and Application
  2. Benchmarking: Its Utility in the Fight Against Antibacterial Resistance
  3. Antibiotic Resistance: Opportunity or Obstacle for the Pharmaceutical Industry?
  4. Understanding Studies of Resistant Organisms: Focus on Epidemiological Methods

Contemporary Antimicrobial Resistance Issues: Gram-Positive, Gram-Negative, and Miscellaneous Pathogens

  1. Staphylococcus aureus: Resistance Update and Treatment Options
  2. Enterococci: Resistance Update and Treatment Options
  3. Streptococcus pneumoniae: Resistance Update and Treatment Options
  4. Acinetobacter Species: Resistance Update and Treatment Options
  5. Pseudomonas aeruginosa: An Understanding of Resistance Issues
  6. Problematic Beta-Lactamases: An Update
  7. Clostridium difficile-Infection: Overview and Update with a Focus on Antimicrobial Resistance as a Risk Factor
  8. Emerging Resistance Among Candida Species: Trends and Treatment Considerations for Candidemia

Interventional Strategies to Combat Resistance

  1. Early Appropriate Empiric Therapy and Antimicrobial De-Escalation
  2. Antimicrobial Cycling Programs
  3. Antimicrobial Stewardship: Rationale for and Practical Considerations of Programmatic Institutional Efforts to Optimize Antimicrobial Use
  4. Computer-Assisted Programs to Optimize Antimicrobial Use
  5. Practical Application of Pharmacodynamic Principles to Optimize Therapy and Treat Resistant Organisms: A Focus on Beta-Lactam Antibiotics
  6. Shorter Course Antibiotic Therapy (SCAT): Principles, Current Data, and Caveats
  7. Impact of Guidelines on Antimicrobial Treatment of Respiratory Tract Infections
  8. The Impact of Hospital Epidemiology on the Management and Control of Antimicrobial Resistance: Issues and Controversies
  9. Combination Antimicrobial Therapy for Gram-Negative Infections: What Is The Evidence?
  10. Antibiotic Resistance: Modern Principles and Management Strategies to Optimize Outpatient Use of Antibiotics

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Problem Pathogens and Clinical Countermeasures
by Robert C. Owens, Jr.

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