Antibiotic Policies: Fighting Resistance

  • Ian M Gould
  • Jos WM van der Meer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Jos W.M. van der Meer, Richard P.T.M. Grol
    Pages 17-27
  3. Stephan Harbarth, Dominique L. Monnet
    Pages 29-40
  4. Mical Paul, Roberto Cauda, Leonard Leibovici
    Pages 41-67
  5. Fiona Cooke, Alison Holmes
    Pages 93-112
  6. Duygu Yazgan Aksoy, Mine Durusu Tanriover, Serhat Unal
    Pages 113-133
  7. Oana Ciofu, Niels Høiby
    Pages 149-174
  8. Marc J.M. Bonten, Jan Jelrik Oosterheert
    Pages 175-191
  9. Marìa V. Torres, Patricia Mu≁oz, Emilio Bouza
    Pages 193-207
  10. Jan A.J.W. Kluytmans, Bram M.W. Diederen
    Pages 253-269
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 271-285

About this book

Introduction

Antibiotic resistance has reached epidemic proportions in most hospitals and many communities around the world. While control methods have traditionally (and usually unsuccessfully) relied on preventing cross infection it is increasingly obvious that new solutions are needed. There is growing evidence that the solution will lie in more careful use of antibiotics in the future. The golden age of antibiotic therapy has gone, probably for good and prescribers (and society at large) will have to accept that, in future, antibiotics will not be the "cure all" we have been accustomed to. This book addresses many of the key issues taxing our society and hospitals in an era of epidemic resistance and shortage of new antibiotics. Written by internationally renowned experts in the field, this volume will provide practical advice and inform control strategies for the most urgent of problems related to antibiotic resistance epidemic for years to come. Antibiotic Policies: Fighting Resistance is an ideal volume for health professionals with an interest in this field.

Keywords

antibiotic use antibiotics antimicrobial antimicrobial resistance infection infection control

Editors and affiliations

  • Ian M Gould
    • 1
  • Jos WM van der Meer
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Medical MicrobiologyAberdeen Royal InfirmaryForesterhillAustralia
  2. 2.Department of General Internal Medicine & Nijmegen University Centre for Infectious DiseasesRadboud University, Nijmegen Medical CentreNijmegenThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-70841-6
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-70840-9
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-70841-6
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