Book 2008

Antibiotic Policies: Fighting Resistance


ISBN: 978-0-387-70840-9 (Print) 978-0-387-70841-6 (Online)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XIII

  2. Chapter

    Pages 1-15

    Consequences of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy: Overgrowth, Resistance, and Virulence

  3. Chapter

    Pages 17-27

    The Process of Antibiotic Prescribing: Can It Be Changed?

  4. Chapter

    Pages 29-40

    Cultural and Socioeconomic Determinants of Antibiotic Use

  5. Chapter

    Pages 41-67

    Electronic Prescribing

  6. Chapter

    Pages 69-81

    Prevalence Surveys of Antimicrobial Use in Hospitals: Purpose, Practicalities, and Pitfalls

  7. Chapter

    Pages 83-91

    Antibiotic Use in Hospitals in the United States SCOPE-MMIT Antimicrobial Surveillance Network

  8. Chapter

    Pages 93-112

    New Hospital Initiatives in Fighting Resistance

  9. Chapter

    Pages 113-133

    Antimicrobial Resistance: Preventable or Inevitable?

  10. Chapter

    Pages 135-148

    Fighting Antimicrobial Resistance in the Mediterranean Region

  11. Chapter

    Pages 149-174

    Cystic Fibrosis—Coping with Resistance

  12. Chapter

    Pages 175-191

    Community-Acquired Pneumonia—Back to Basics

  13. Chapter

    Pages 193-207

    Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia: Diagnostic and Treatment Options

  14. Chapter

    Pages 209-222

    Optimizing Antimicrobial Chemotherapy in the ICU—A Review

  15. Chapter

    Pages 223-236

    Risk Assessment for Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus

  16. Chapter

    Pages 237-251

    What Do We Do with Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Surgery?

  17. Chapter

    Pages 253-269

    Control of Healthcare-Associated Methicillin-ResistantStaphylococcus aureus

  18. Back Matter

    Pages 271-285