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Author Amyes, Sebastian G. B.

Title Antibacterial Chemotherapy : Theory, Problems and Practice / by Sebastian G.B. Amyes
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 80 pages) : illustrations
Series Oxford infectious diseases library
Oxford infectious diseases library.
Contents Dedication; Preface; Abbreviations; 1 Antibiotic action-general principles; 2 Antibiotics-mechanisms of action; 3 Pharmacokinetics applied to antimicrobials; 4 Sensitivity and identification tests; 5 Genetics of antibiotic resistance; 6 Mechanisms of antibiotic resistance; 7 Multi-drug resistant (MDR) bacteria and healthcare-acquired infections; 8 Anti-mycobacterium therapy; 9 Clinical use of antibiotics to prevent or control resistance; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; Y
Summary Although antibiotics are among the most widely used pharmaceuticals, they are also often inappropriately and over-prescribed. Indeed there are increasing predictions that unless we moderate our use of these drugs, bacterial resistance will eventually render them useless. As there are no serious contenders to take the place of antibiotics, including a failure to find new classes of these drugs, it is essential for modern medicine that their efficacy is preserved. Part of the Oxford Infectious Disease Library, this pocketbook is designed to help medical trainees, general prescribers, healthcare w
Notes Includes index
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Subject Antibacterial agents.
Anti-Bacterial Agents.
Bacterial Infections and Mycoses -- drug therapy.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2010476899
ISBN 0191576026 (electronic bk.)
9780191576027 (electronic bk.)