Antimicrobial Resistance in Developing Countries

  • Aníbal de J. Sosa
  • Denis K. Byarugaba
  • Carlos F. Amábile-Cuevas
  • Po-Ren Hsueh
  • Samuel Kariuki
  • Iruka N. Okeke

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. General Issues in Antimicrobial Resistance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Carlos F. Amábile-Cuevas
      Pages 3-13
    3. Denis K. Byarugaba
      Pages 15-26
    4. Michael L. Bennish, Wasif Ali Khan
      Pages 37-57
  3. The Human Impact of Resistance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Rebecca F. Baggaley, Maya L. Petersen, Marcelo A. Soares, Marie-Claude Boily, Francisco I. Bastos
      Pages 75-94
    3. Quique Bassat, Pedro L. Alonso
      Pages 95-116
    4. Moses Joloba, Freddie Bwanga
      Pages 117-135
    5. Enock Matovu, Pascal Mäser
      Pages 157-176
    6. Alessandro Bartoloni, Eduardo Gotuzzo
      Pages 199-231
    7. Soraya Sgambatti de Andrade, Ana Cristina Gales, Helio Silva Sader
      Pages 249-266
    8. Michael Feldgarden
      Pages 267-279
  4. Antimicrobial Use and Misuse

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 281-281
    2. Hilbrand Haak, Aryanti Radyowijati
      Pages 283-300

About this book

Introduction

"Antimicrobial Resistance in Developing Countries, edited by Drs. Anibal Sosa and Denis Byarugaba, and their associate editors is unique in focusing on antimicrobial resistance as it relates to, and threatens developing countries. It is curious that it has taken this long to produce a book dedicated to antibiotic resistance in this part of the world. One can ask "why?", since resistance is and has been so common there. In fact, whereas resistance has been addressed for the past four decades by experts in the industrialized world, studies describing the problem and the public health situation in the developing world have lagged behind. Although we have learned much from studies of the genetics and molecular biology of the problem from investigations in industrialized countries, it is in developing countries where more studies and efforts are needed. With travel encouraging the transport of microbes, the information in this book will have wide sweeping benefit, not only for developing countries, but also for the world at large. Surveillance of resistance and the prevention of resistance need attention on a worldwide basis. Improving antibiotic use requires a global effort".

Prof. Stuart B. Levy

Tufts University School of Medicine

The Alliance for Prudent Use of Antibiotics Boston, MA

Keywords

HIV Malaria antibiotics antimicrobial antimicrobial resistance bacteria infection infections

Editors and affiliations

  • Aníbal de J. Sosa
    • 1
  • Denis K. Byarugaba
    • 2
  • Carlos F. Amábile-Cuevas
    • 3
  • Po-Ren Hsueh
    • 4
  • Samuel Kariuki
    • 5
  • Iruka N. Okeke
    • 6
  1. 1.Advisor Alliance for the Prudent Use ofTufts UniversityBostonU.S.A.
  2. 2.Dept. ZoologyMakerere University KampalaKampalaUganda
  3. 3.Fundación LusaraMexicoMexico
  4. 4.Depts. Laboratory MedicineNational Taiwan Univ. Hosp.TaipeiTaiwan R.O.C.
  5. 5.Centre for Microbiology ResearchKenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI)NairobiKenya
  6. 6.Dept. BiologyHaverford CollegeHaverfordU.S.A.

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-89370-9
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-89369-3
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-89370-9
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