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Antimicrobial Resistance:A Cause for Global Concern
Authors:   Rubina Lawrence, Ebenezer Jeyakumar, George Thomas

ISBN: 978-81-8487-249-1 
Publication Year:   2014
Pages:   422
Binding:   Hard Back

About the book

In the pursuit of tackling the menace of antimicrobial resistance, egressed this groovy compilation contributed by eminent scientists, medical fraternity, agriculturists, environmentalists, microbiologists, pharmacologists, computational biologists, stakeholders, policy makers and industrialists in this field. As the drivers of antimicrobial resistance are multifarious, the volume illustrates the prevalence of resistance among microbes of human and animal origin, various perspectives in the resistance flux with modern agricultural practices, distribution of resistance genes in the environment, challenges in pharmacodynamic studies, pro-drug delivery systems, computational simulation approaches in drug development against resistant microbial pathogens and regulatory aspects of antimicrobial resistance. The book gives a better understanding to analyse the present scenario of antimicrobial resistance, interpret the trends and identify the strategies to prevent or control the menace. It will be a source of inspiration to the leading drug developers and can also serve as a vehicle for elucidation of national policy guidelines.

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Foreword / Preface / Acronym / Molecular Characterization of Clostridium difficile in Cases of Antibiotic Associated Diarrhea (AAD) / Managing ESBL Infections: Clinical and Microbiological Perspectives / Viruses that can kill Superbugs: Bacteriophage Therapy / Epidemiological and Therapeutic Challenges of ESBLs in Indian Scenario / Characteristics of ?-lactamases and their Genes in Yersinia enterocolitica Isolated from India / Antimicrobial Utilization in ICUs of a Private Tertiary Care Hospital / Antimalarial Drug Resistance: Molecular Mechanisms and Epidemiological Implications / Candida, a Human Pathogen, its Biodiversity and Identification / Counterfeit Drugs: A New Dimension for Antibiotic Resistance / Phenotypic Detection Methods of MRSA- Are They Still Required in the Genotypic Era? / Drug Resistance in Campylobacter spp. Isolated from Feces of Pediatric Patients with Diarrhea / Occurrence of Vancomycin Resistant Enterococci in Animals, Humans and the Environment in and Around Varanasi, North India / Monoclonal Antibodies in Malaria Diagnosis to Monitor Antimalarial Resistance: An Overview / Putative Virulence Determinants and Antibiotic Susceptibility Against Endodontic Enterococcus faecalis Isolates / In vitro Antibacterial and Phytochemical Analysis of Some Indian Medicinal Plant Species / Study of Selective Antibiotic Susceptibility Against Nosocomial Infection / Next generation Superbugs - Microalgae as Key Unexplored Reservoirs of Bioactive Metabolites / Antibiotic Resistance Marker in Genetically Modified (GM) Plant: An Evaluation of Possible Human Risk / CLSI Breakpoints and Epidemiological Cut-Off Values in Veterinary Antibiotic Susceptibility Testing: What Do They Mean? / Biological Alternatives to Antibiotics and Their Application in Food Science / Role of Animal Husbandry Practices in Development of Antimicrobial Resistance in Humans / Bio-safety Evaluation of Genetically Modified Crop: Effect on Microbial Dynamics, Dehydrogenase Activity and Nutrients / Fungicide Resistance Scenario in Indian Agriculture and Management Strategies / Antimicrobial Activities of Microalgae and Cyanobacteria / Antimicrobials and Their Proper use in Livestock / Food Biopreservative Potential of Purified Antimicrobial Bacteriocins Produced from Bacteria Isolated from Fermented Food of India / Evaluation of Antimicrobial Activity of Methanolic Extracts of the Aquatic Pteridophyte Azolla microphylla / Multi-drug Resistance of Listeria spp. Isolated from Milk and Milk Products / Characterization of Phosphate Solubilizing and Potassium Decomposing Strains and their Effects on Tomato Cultivation / Impact of Rhizobial Inoculum, Soil Textural Classes, Pesticides and Sewage Treatment on the Root Nodules of Vigna radiata Plant and Bacterial Resistance towards Certain Pesticides / Detection Strategies for Signatures of Antimicrobial Resistant Pathogenic Bacteria in Water and Food Samples / Trends in Ciprofloxacin Resistance in Klebsiella pneumoniae Isolates from Pediatric Septicemic Cases of a Tertiary Care Hospital in India / Antibiotics in the Hospital Setting - is Resistance a Concern? / Antibiotics and Antibiotic Resistance in the Aquatic Environment of India / Prevalence of Antibiotic Resistance in E. coli in the Community and Environment of Tribals' of Malkangiri District of Orissa / Revisiting the Resistant Pathogen: Mycobacterium tuberculosisin Post Genomic Era / Bad Bugs Need New Drugs / Virtual Screening of Threonine Synthase as a Target for Antimicrobial Resistance in Trichomonas vaginalis / Microwave Assisted Synthesis, Characterization and in vitro Biological Activity of Substituted Chalcones (1, 3-di aryl propen-1-ones) / Author Index / Subject Index.

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