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Author Amyes, Sebastian G. B.
Title Antibacterial Chemotherapy : Theory, Problems and Practice / by Sebastian G.B. Amyes.
Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.

Author Amyes, Sebastian G. B.
Series Oxford infectious diseases library
Oxford infectious diseases library.
Subject Antibacterial agents.
Anti-Bacterial Agents.
Bacterial Infections and Mycoses -- drug therapy.
Description 1 online resource (xii, 80 pages) : illustrations.
polychrome rdacc
Note Includes index.
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.
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.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780191576027 (electronic bk.)
0191576026 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 761693525
Additional Format Print version: Amyes, Sebastian G.B. Antibacterial chemotherapy. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010 9780199581368 (DLC) 2010476899 (OCoLC)500799716

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