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Antibiotic Materials in Healthcare

Antibiotic Materials in Healthcare
  • Author : Varaprasad Kokkarachedu,Vimala Kanikireddy,Rotimi Sadiku
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-06-04
  • Total pages :346
  • ISBN : 9780128200544
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Summary : Antibiotic Materials in Healthcare provides significant information on antibiotic related issues, accurate solutions, and recent investigative information for health-related applications. In addition, the book addresses the design and development of antibiotics with advanced (physical, chemical and biological) properties, an analysis of materials, in vivo and in vitro applications, and their biomedical applications for healthcare. Provides information on all aspects of antibiotic related issues Offers a balanced synthesis of basic and clinical science for each individual case, presenting clinical courses and detailed microbiological information for each infection Describes the prevalence and incidence of global issues and current therapeutic approaches

Antibiotic Materials in Healthcare

Antibiotic Materials in Healthcare
  • Author : Varaprasad Kokkarachedu,Vimala Kanikireddy,Rotimi Sadiku
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-05-22
  • Total pages :346
  • ISBN : 9780128225363
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Summary : Antibiotic Materials in Healthcare provides significant information on antibiotic related issues, accurate solutions, and recent investigative information for health-related applications. In addition, the book addresses the design and development of antibiotics with advanced (physical, chemical and biological) properties, an analysis of materials, in vivo and in vitro applications, and their biomedical applications for healthcare. Provides information on all aspects of antibiotic related issues Offers a balanced synthesis of basic and clinical science for each individual case, presenting clinical courses and detailed microbiological information for each infection Describes the prevalence and incidence of global issues and current therapeutic approaches

Medical Textiles and Biomaterials for Healthcare

Medical Textiles and Biomaterials for Healthcare
  • Author : Subhash C. Anand,J F Kennedy,M Miraftab,Subbiyan Rajendran
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2005-11-30
  • Total pages :520
  • ISBN : 9781845694104
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Summary : Medical textiles are a major growth area within the technical textiles industry and the range of applications continues to grow and increase in diversity with every new development. Recent innovations include novel chitosan-alginate fibres for advanced wound dressings, ultrasonic energy for bleaching cotton medical textiles, durable and rechargeable biocidal textiles, spider silk supportive matrix for cartilage regeneration, barbed bi-directional surgical sutures and intelligent textiles for medical applications. Medical textiles and biomaterials for healthcare is a culmination of the worldwide research into medical textiles and biomaterials. It is divided into eight parts covering the main areas of basic biomaterials, healthcare and hygiene products, infection control and barrier materials, bandaging and pressure garments, woundcare materials, implantable and medical devices and smart technologies. Each part contains a comprehensive overview written by leading experts in the area. The overviews are then followed by a selection of the best papers from the 2003 MEDTEX Conference, hosted by the University of Bolton. It has been extensively edited to produce what is expected to be the leading reference on this subject. Discusses worldwide research into medical textiles and biomaterials Invaluable reference for this developing area of technical textiles A selection of the best papers from the 2003 MEDTEX Conference, hosted by University of Bolton are included

Materials for Medical Application

Materials for Medical Application
  • Author : Robert B. Heimann
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-08-24
  • Total pages :637
  • ISBN : 9783110619249
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Summary : This book gives an introduction to the highly interdisciplinary field of biomaterials. It concisely summarizes properties, synthesis and modification of materials such as metals, ceramics, polymers or composites. Characterization, in vitro and in vivo testing as well as a selection of various applications are also part of this inevitable guide.

Antimicrobial Materials for Biomedical Applications

Antimicrobial Materials for Biomedical Applications
  • Author : Abraham J Domb,Konda Reddy Kunduru,Shady Farah
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-08-02
  • Total pages :526
  • ISBN : 9781788011884
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Summary : This book provides the field with a much-needed fundamental overview of the science, addressing the chemistry of a broad range of biomaterial types, and their applications in the biomedical industry.

Antibiotics and Bacterial Resistance

Antibiotics and Bacterial Resistance
  • Author : Wiley
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-01-14
  • Total pages :146
  • ISBN : 9781118580912
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Summary : The need for novel antibiotics is greater now than perhaps anytime since the pre-antibiotic era. Indeed, the recent collapse ofmany pharmaceutical antibacterial groups, combined with theemergence of hypervirulent and pan-antibiotic-resistant bacteriahas severely compromised infection treatment options and led todramatic increases in the incidence and severity of bacterialinfections. This collection of reviews and laboratory protocols gives thereader an introduction to the causes of antibiotic resistance, thebacterial strains that pose the largest danger to humans (i.e.,streptococci, pneumococci and enterococci) and the antimicrobialagents used to combat infections with these organisms. Some newavenues that are being investigated for antibiotic development arealso discussed. Such developments include the discovery of agentsthat inhibit bacterial RNA degradation, the bacterial ribosome, andstructure-based approaches to antibiotic drug discovery. Two laboratory protocols are provided to illustrate differentstrategies for discovering new antibiotics. One is a bacterialgrowth inhibition assay to identify inhibitors of bacterial growththat specifically target conditionally essential enzymes in thepathway of interest. The other protocol is used to identifyinhibitors of bacterial cell-to-cell signaling. This e-book — a curated collection from eLS, WIREs, andCurrent Protocols — offers a fantastic introduction to thefield of antibiotics and antibiotic resistance for students orinterdisciplinary collaborators. Table of Contents: Introduction Antibiotics and the Evolution of Antibiotic Resistance eLS Jose L Martinez, Fernando Baquero Antimicrobials Against Streptococci, Pneumococci andEnterococci eLS Susan Donabedian, Adenike Shoyinka Techniques & Applications RNA decay: a novel therapeutic target in bacteria WIREs RNA Tess M. Eidem, Christelle M. Roux, Paul M. Dunman Antibiotics that target protein synthesis WIREs RNA Lisa S. McCoy, Yun Xie, Yitzhak Tor Methods High-Throughput Assessment of Bacterial Growth Inhibition byOptical Density Measurements Current Protocols Chemical Biology Jennifer Campbell Structure-Based Approaches to Antibiotic Drug Discovery Current Protocols Microbiology George Nicola, Ruben Abagyan Novel Approaches to Bacterial Infection Therapy by Interferingwith Cell-to-Cell Signaling Current Protocols Microbiology David A. Rasko, Vanessa Sperandio

Silver in Healthcare

Silver in Healthcare
  • Author : Alan B. G. Lansdown
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010-05-07
  • Total pages :274
  • ISBN : 9781849731799
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Summary : Silver in healthcare has many different facets and since the early concepts of microbiology of the 1880's, has been developed from usage in surgical clips, staples, foil wound dressings and surgical implants, to the widespread and clinically effective antiseptic wound dressings, sutures, catheters, bone and dental implants, and cardiovascular devices of today. From the dawn of human civilisation, silver has had a role of water purification and even now has a role in hospital water systems for control of MRSA and legionnaires disease. Biotechnological advances in recent years have extended the antimicrobial properties of silver into production of hygiene textiles and use in domestic products. Important advances have been made in understanding mechanisms of antimicrobial action of silver, the central importance of ionisation patterns in the presence of body fluids and secretion, and the genetical and molecular profiles of silver resistance. This publication is a comprehensive account of the history of silver in medicine, its clinical benefits and wide advantages as a broad spectrum antimicrobial agent. It is clear from the extensive array of publications in recognised and unofficial press, that many misconceptions and misleading conceptions have been perpetuated, leading to errors in evaluation of the safety of the metal in occupational, domestic and therapeutic situations. The book is unique in that it is the only comprehensive presentation of the toxicology of silver and it identifies the major misconceptions in the safety of silver and interpretation of argyria and argyrosis as central features of silver toxicity. In this book, Dr Lansdown reviews the literature from a clinical and experimental viewpoint, with the benefit of his many years research on silver and experience gained in working with clinicians, healthcare product manufacturers and microbiologists. There is also discussion in the book on the relevance of antimicrobial resistance to silver and deficiencies in present day clinical practice in not evaluating incidences of resistance on a routine basis. The subject matter is presented in a readable fashion and includes reference to use of the metal in such practices as acupuncture and treatment of tropical diseases as practised in some parts of the world, each of which is accompanied by special clinical risk. It is also a collation of current views on the use and efficacy of silver as a broad spectrum antibiotic. The chapters which deal specifically with toxicological aspects of silver in clinical, occupational and environmental issues are central to the book's value. The book is aimed at clinicians, research scientists and product manufacturers and will provide ideas for new research and academic endeavour. It is also essential reading for research students with an interest in metal toxicity and its management in mammalian tissues.

Antibiotic Drug Resistance

Antibiotic Drug Resistance
  • Author : José-Luis Capelo-Martínez,Gilberto Igrejas
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-08-27
  • Total pages :720
  • ISBN : 9781119282556
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Summary : This book presents a thorough and authoritative overview of the multifaceted field of antibiotic science – offering guidance to translate research into tools for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of infectious diseases. Provides readers with knowledge about the broad field of drug resistance Offers guidance to translate research into tools for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of infectious diseases Links strategies to analyze microbes to the development of new drugs, socioeconomic impacts to therapeutic strategies, and public policies to antibiotic-resistance-prevention strategies

Assisted Phytoremediation

Assisted Phytoremediation
  • Author : Vimal Chandra Pandey
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2021-09-24
  • Total pages :444
  • ISBN : 9780128230831
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Summary : Assisted Phytoremediaion covers a wide range of uses of plants for remediation of environmental pollutants. It includes coverage of such techniques as root engineering, transgenic plants, increasing the biomass, use of genetic engineering and genome editing technology for rapid phytoremediation of pollutants. In order to improve the efficiency of plant remediation, genetic engineering plays a vital role in the overexpression of genes or gene clusters, which are responsible for degradation and uptake of pollutants. The book presents state-of-the-art techniques of assisted phytoremediation to better manage soil and water pollution in large amounts. This book is a valuable resource for researchers, students, and engineers in environmental science and bioengineering, with case studies and state-of-the-art research from eminent global scientists. This book serves as an excellent basis from which scientific knowledge can grow and widen in the field of environmental remediation. Provides a clear picture of how to design, tune, and implement assisted phytoremediation techniques Offers a comprehensive analysis of current perspective and state-of-the-art applications of assisted phytoremediation Introduces the potential of genetic engineering as a rapid, cost-effective technology for environmental remediation using plants

Handbook of Research on Nano-Strategies for Combatting Antimicrobial Resistance and Cancer

Handbook of Research on Nano-Strategies for Combatting Antimicrobial Resistance and Cancer
  • Author : Saravanan, Muthupandian,Gopinath, Venkatraman,Deekonda, Karthik
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2021-02-12
  • Total pages :559
  • ISBN : 9781799850502
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Summary : Multidrug-resistant bacteria play a significant role in public health by destroying the potency of existing antibiotics. Meanwhile, cancer remains one of the most common health problems that impact society, resulting in many deaths worldwide. Novel strategies are required to combat antimicrobial resistance and create efficient anticancer drugs that could revolutionize treatment. Nanomedicine is one such innovation that plays a significant role in developing alternative and more effective treatment strategies for antimicrobial resistance and cancer theranostics. The Handbook of Research on Nano-Strategies for Combatting Antimicrobial Resistance and Cancer is an essential scholarly resource that examines (1) how to overcome the existing, traditional approaches to combat antimicrobial resistance and cancer; (2) how to apply multiple mechanisms to target the cancer cells and microbes; and (3) how the nanomaterials can be used as carriers. Featuring a range of topics such as bacteriophage, nanomedicine, and oncology, this book is ideal for molecular biologists, microbiologists, nanotechnologists, academicians, chemists, pharmacists, oncologists, researchers, healthcare professionals, and students.

Medical and Healthcare Textiles

Medical and Healthcare Textiles
  • Author : Subhash C. Anand,J F Kennedy,M Miraftab,Subbiyan Rajendran
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010-07-15
  • Total pages :560
  • ISBN : 9780857090348
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Summary : Medical textiles remain one of the most dynamic areas of research in textiles. Medical and healthcare textiles is the fourth in a series of conferences held at the University of Bolton. Like its predecessors, it has attracted papers from some of the leading international centres of expertise in the field. Contributors cover a range of topics including emerging textile-based biomaterials, hygienic textiles, the use of textiles in infection control and as barrier materials, bandaging and pressure garments for managing chronic infections such as ulcers, the role of textiles in the management of burns and wounds, textile-based implantable devices such as tissue scaffolds and sutures, and intelligent textiles. Provides a comprehensive overview of medical textiles from the risk of infection control and barrier materials through to directives, regulations and standards shaping the medical device industry Explores developments in healthcare and hygiene products, including odor and pH control as well as protective and disposable fabrics Reviews development in the area of implantable materials featuring vascular grafts, knee implants and scaffolds

Patient Safety and Quality

Patient Safety and Quality
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2008
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : OCLC:938849670
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Summary : "Nurses play a vital role in improving the safety and quality of patient car -- not only in the hospital or ambulatory treatment facility, but also of community-based care and the care performed by family members. Nurses need know what proven techniques and interventions they can use to enhance patient outcomes. To address this need, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), with additional funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, has prepared this comprehensive, 1,400-page, handbook for nurses on patient safety and quality -- Patient Safety and Quality: An Evidence-Based Handbook for Nurses. (AHRQ Publication No. 08-0043)."--Online AHRQ blurb, http://www.ahrq.gov/qual/nurseshdbk.

Antibiotic Resistance and the Threat to Public Health

Antibiotic Resistance and the Threat to Public Health
  • Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Energy and Commerce. Subcommittee on Health
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012
  • Total pages :127
  • ISBN : MINN:31951D03634421Z
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Nanostructured Coatings for Controlling Bacterial Biofilms and Antibiotic Resistance

Nanostructured Coatings for Controlling Bacterial Biofilms and Antibiotic Resistance
  • Author : Kristina Dimitrova Ivanova
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017
  • Total pages :186
  • ISBN : OCLC:1120669198
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Summary : The accelerated emergence of drug resistant bacteria is one of the most serious problems in healthcare and the difficulties in finding new antibiotics make it even more challenging. To overcome the action of antibiotics bacteria develop effective resistance mechanisms including the formation of biofilms. Biofilms are bacterial communities of cells embedded in a self-produced polymeric matrix commonly found on medical devices such as indwelling catheters. When pathogens adopt this mode of growth on the surface, they effectively circumvent host immune defences and antibiotic therapy, causing severe and life threatening infections. This thesis focuses on the development of advanced nanoscale materials and coatings for controlling bacterial biofilms and the emergence of drug resistance. To this end, acylase and amylase enzymes degrading essential for the biofilm growth components, were innovatively combined into hybrid nanocoatings to impart antibiofilm functionalities onto indwelling medical devices. Alternatively, ultrasound-assisted nanotransformation of antimicrobials was used as a tool for enhancing their antibacterial efficacy and overcoming the intrinsic drug resistant mechanisms in Gram-negative bacteria. These strategies offer new perspectives for prevention and treatment of biofilm infections, limiting the selection and spread of antibiotic resistance. The first part of the thesis describes the building of enzyme multilayer coatings able to interfere with bacterial quorum sensing (QS) and prevent biofilm establishment on silicone urinary catheters. This was achieved by alternate deposition of negatively charged acylase and oppositely charged polyethylenimine in a Layer-by-Layer (LbL) fashion. The acylase-coated catheters degraded bacterial signalling molecules and inhibited the QS process of Gram-negative bacteria. These coatings also significantly reduced the biofilm growth on urinary catheters under conditions mimicking the real situation in catheterised patients, without affecting the human cells viability. Acylase was further combined with the matrix degrading amylase enzyme into hybrid multilayer coatings able to interfere simultaneously with bacterial QS signals and biofilm integrity. The LbL assembly of both enzymes into hybrid nanocoatings resulted in stronger biofilm inhibition as a function of acylase or amylase location in the multi-layer coating. Hybrid nanocoatings with the QS inhibiting acylase as outermost layer reduced the occurrence of single and multi-species biofilms on silicone catheters in vitro and in an in vivo animal model. The thesis also reports on the efficacy of nanomaterials for prevention and eradication of antibiotic resistant biofilms. Multilayer assemblies that contain in their structure and release on demand antibacterial polycationic nanospheres (NSs) were engineered on silicone surfaces. A polycationic aminocellulose (AC) conjugate was first transformed into NSs with enhanced bactericidal activity and then combined with hyaluronic acid to build bacteria-responsive layers on silicone material. When challenged with bacteria these multilayers disassembled gradually inhibiting both planktonic and biofilm modes of bacterial growth. The same AC NSs were also covalently immobilised on silicone material using epoxy-amine conjugation chemistry. The intact NSs on the silicone material were able to inhibit bacterial biofilm growth, suggesting the potential of epoxy-amine curing reaction for generation of stable non-leaching coatings on silicone-based medical devices. Finally, ultrasound-assisted nanotransformation of penicillin G was used as a strategy to boost its activity towards bacteria. The efficient penetration of the NSs within a biomimetic membranes sustained the theory that they may reach the periplasmic space in Gram-negative bacteria and exert their bactericidal activity "unrecognised" as a threat by bacteria for selection of resistance.

Text, Cases and Materials on Medical Law and Ethics

Text, Cases and Materials on Medical Law and Ethics
  • Author : Marc Stauch,Kay Wheat
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-08-06
  • Total pages :678
  • ISBN : 9781351685610
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Summary : Text, Cases and Materials on Medical Law and Ethics presents a valuable collection of materials relating to often controversial areas of the law. Comprising extracts from statutes, cases and scholarly articles alongside expert author commentary and guidance which signposts the key issues and principles, this book is an ideal companion to this increasingly popular subject. Fully revised, this new edition incorporates expanded content, including: updated coverage of consent and decision making, including the the Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board (2015) judgment; the impacts of the EC directive for clinical trials and GDPR on the research use of patient data; and discussion of other recent developments in the case law, including the 2017 Charlie Gard litigation, the 2016 Privy Council decision in Williams v Bermuda on negligence causation, and the UK Supreme Court judgment in A & B v SS for Health (2017) on funding for patients from Northern Ireland seeking terminations elsewhere. Providing a comprehensive and up-to-date resource on this topical area of the law, this textbook is an invaluable reference tool for students of medical law as well as those studying medicine.

Biofilm-based Healthcare-associated Infections

Biofilm-based Healthcare-associated Infections
  • Author : Gianfranco Donelli
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-11-03
  • Total pages :185
  • ISBN : 9783319110387
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Summary : The aim of this book is to provide readers with a wide overview of the main healthcare-associated infections caused by bacteria and fungi able to grow as biofilm. The recently acquired knowledge on the pivotal role played by biofilm-growing microorganisms in healthcare-related infections has given a new dynamic to detection, prevention and treatment of these infections in patients admitted to both acute care hospitals and long-term care facilities. Clinicians, hygienists and microbiologists will be updated by leading scientists on the state-of-art of biofilm-based infections and on the most innovative strategies for prevention and treatment of these infections, often caused by emerging multidrug-resistant biofilm-growing microorganisms.

Advanced Healthcare Materials

Advanced Healthcare Materials
  • Author : Ashutosh Tiwari
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-05-09
  • Total pages :560
  • ISBN : 9781118773680
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Summary : Advanced materials are attracting strong interest in thefundamental as well as applied sciences and are being extensivelyexplored for their potential usage in a range of healthcaretechnological and biological applications. Advanced HealthcareNanomaterials summarises the current status of knowledgein the fields of advanced materials for functional therapeutics,point-of-care diagnostics, translational materials, up and comingbio-engineering devices. The book highlights the key features whichenable engineers to design stimuli-responsive smart nanoparticles,novel biomaterials, nano/micro-devices for diagnosis, therapy(theranostics).The leading contributor researchers cover thefollowing topics: State-of-the-art of biomaterials for human health Micro- and nanoparticles and their application inbiosensors The role of immunoassays Stimuli-responsive smart nanoparticles Diagnosis and treatment of cancer Advanced materials for biomedical application and drugdelivery Nanoparticles for diagnosis and/or treatment of Alzheimersdisease Hierarchical modelling of elastic behavior of human dentaltissue Biodegradable porous hydrogels Hydrogels in tissue engineering, drug delivery and woundcare Modified natural zeolites Supramolecular hydrogels based on cyclodextrinpoly(pseudo)rotaxane Polyhydroxyalkanoate-based biomaterials Biomimetic molecularly imprinted polymers The book is written for readers from diverse backgrounds acrosschemistry, physics, materials science and engineering, medicalscience, pharmacy, biotechnology, and biomedical engineering. Itoffers a comprehensive view of cutting-edge research on advancedmaterials for healthcare technology and applications.

Antimicrobial/Anti-Infective Materials

Antimicrobial/Anti-Infective Materials
  • Author : Samuel P. Sawan,Gurusamy Manivannan
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1999-12-10
  • Total pages :346
  • ISBN : 9781482293944
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Summary : As our consciousness of microbes increases, it appears that our desire to control our interactions with germs also increases in proportion. This is clearly demonstrated by examining the incredible growth in the number and sales volume of consumer products with antimicrobial claims. In the medical field as well, there is much interest in the use of

The Microbes Fight Back

The Microbes Fight Back
  • Author : Laura Bowater
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-12-16
  • Total pages :289
  • ISBN : 9781782621676
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Summary : Antibiotics are familiar drugs to us all, so familiar that we may take them for granted. They allow us to survive life-threatening infections, and allow us to protect the animals we farm for food. Many antibiotics have now become ineffective against common diseases, and there are few alternative treatments to replace them. In this topical book, Laura Bowater, Professor of Microbiology Education and Engagement at Norwich Medical School, considers the past, present and uncertain future of antibiotics. This book begins by looking back at how infectious diseases, such as smallpox and The Plague, were able to wreak havoc on populations before the discovery of the first antibiotics. These then revolutionised the medical world. In an engaging and accessible style, Professor Bowater takes the reader through how antibiotics are made, how bacteria are able to mutate and develop resistance and she explains why there is now a lack of new antibiotic drugs coming to market. What will a future of continued antibiotic resistance look like? How can human activities prevent the rise of ‘superbugs'? Professor Bowater highlights the need for universal cooperation in order to tackle this global health challenge, which, if not addressed, could transport us back to the medical dark ages.

Antibiotic Resistance (AR)

Antibiotic Resistance (AR)
  • Author : Marcia Crosse
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-10-01
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 9781437988574
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Summary : Infections that were once treatable have become more difficult to treat because of AR. AR is accelerated by inappropriate antibiotic use in people. Questions have been raised about whether agencies such as the Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS) have adequately assessed the effects of antibiotic use and disposal on resistance in humans. This report: (1) describes fed. efforts to quantify the amount of antibiotics produced; (2) evaluates HHS's monitoring of antibiotic use and efforts to promote appropriate use; (3) examines HHS's monitoring of AR infections; and (4) describes fed. efforts to monitor antibiotic disposal and antibiotics in the environ. Charts and tables. This is a print on demand report.

Nanostructures for Antimicrobial Therapy

Nanostructures for Antimicrobial Therapy
  • Author : Anton Ficai,Alexandru Mihai Grumezescu
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-05-29
  • Total pages :722
  • ISBN : 9780323461511
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Summary : Nanostructures for Antimicrobial Therapy discusses the pros and cons of the use of nanostructured materials in the prevention and eradication of infections, highlighting the efficient microbicidal effect of nanoparticles against antibiotic-resistant pathogens and biofilms. Conventional antibiotics are becoming ineffective towards microorganisms due to their widespread and often inappropriate use. As a result, the development of antibiotic resistance in microorganisms is increasingly being reported. New approaches are needed to confront the rising issues related to infectious diseases. The merging of biomaterials, such as chitosan, carrageenan, gelatin, poly (lactic-co-glycolic acid) with nanotechnology provides a promising platform for antimicrobial therapy as it provides a controlled way to target cells and induce the desired response without the adverse effects common to many traditional treatments. Nanoparticles represent one of the most promising therapeutic treatments to the problem caused by infectious micro-organisms resistant to traditional therapies. This volume discusses this promise in detail, and also discusses what challenges the greater use of nanoparticles might pose to medical professionals. The unique physiochemical properties of nanoparticles, combined with their growth inhibitory capacity against microbes has led to the upsurge in the research on nanoparticles as antimicrobials. The importance of bactericidal nanobiomaterials study will likely increase as development of resistant strains of bacteria against most potent antibiotics continues. Shows how nanoantibiotics can be used to more effectively treat disease Discusses the advantages and issues of a variety of different nanoantibiotics, enabling medics to select which best meets their needs Provides a cogent summary of recent developments in this field, allowing readers to quickly familiarize themselves with this topic area