Editors: Asad Ullah Khan, Raffaele Zarrilli

Multi Drug Resistance: A Global Concern

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ISBN: 978-1-60805-255-4 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-60805-292-9 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2012
DOI: 10.2174/97816080529291120101


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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List of Contributors

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Role of Multidrug Resistance Associated Proteins in Drug Development

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Shu-Feng Zhou, Ming Qian Wei, Wei Duan
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Carbapenem-Resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae

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Renato Finkelstein
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Control of Multi-Drug Resistance

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Spyros Pournaras
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Multi-Drug Resistance Among Gram-Negative Bacteria in Thailand

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Pattarachai Kiratisi
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Challenges in Management of Tuberculosis in Developing Countries

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Amita Jain, Pratima Dixit
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Drug Resistance in Tuberculosis

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UD Gupta, Anuj Kumar Gupta
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Extended Spectrum Beta Lactamases: A Critical Update

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Shazi Shakil, Hafiz Muhammad Ali, Raffaele Zarrilli, Asad Ullah Khan
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Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)

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Esperanza C. Cabrera
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Multidrug-Resistant Acinetobacter baumannii: An Emerging Threat in Health Care Facilities

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Raffaele Zarrilli, Maria Triassi, Asad U. Khan
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Prevalence, Mechanisms and Dissemination of Antimicrobial Resistance in Enteric Foodborne Bacteria

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Jing Han, Bashar W. Shaheen, Steven L. Foley, Rajesh Nayak
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The Scope of Bacterial Resistance to Antibiotics in Some Countries in the Middle East and North Africa

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Noha Gamal Khalaf, Nancy D. Hanson
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Antimicrobial Resistance of Gram-Negative Bacteria in Saudi Arabia

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Jaffar A. Al-Tawfiq, Ziad A. Memish
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β-Lactamases as Major Mechanism of Resistance in Gram-Negative Bacteria

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Mariagrazia Perilli, Giuseppe Celenza, Cristina Pellegrini, Gianfranco Amicosante
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