MRSA: Current Perspectives | BookPublisher: Caister Academic Press
Edited by: Ad C. Fluit and Franz-Josef Schmitz
Eijkman-Winkler Institute, University Medical Center, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Pages: viii + 340
Publication date: September 2003
Price: GB £219 or US $319Buy book
Since their discovery in the 1960s, methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) strains continue to present unique challenges to clinicians, microbiologists, and the molecular biologists around the world. These organisms are typically resistant to several other antimicrobial agents, including aminoglycosides, chloramphenicol, clindamycin, fluoroquinolones and macrolides and are susceptible only to vancomycin. In fact there is increasing evidence that this susceptibility will soon disappear.
In this book, internationally renown authors comprehensively review all aspects of MRSA research. Topics covered include strategies for the detection and typing of MRSA strains, epidemiological characterisation, molecular evolution of MRSA, vancomycin resistant S. aureus, mechanisms of methicillin resistance, virulence mechanisms in MRSA pathogenesis, recommended treatment of MRSA infections and options for the prevention and control of MRSA infections.
An essential text for all scientists and clinicians with an interest in the Staphylococcus aureus or antibiotic resistance.
"I would happily recommend this text for final year medical and biomedical students, and also recently qualified medical doctors. It is also an excellent text for those with a specific interest in the area, and would be a welcome addition to any medical library's shelves. ... This book contains a plethora of information on a variety of MRSA related subjects ... MRSA: Current Perspectives serves as an excellent knowledge base from which the many areas can be explored at greater depth." from The Biochemist March (2004).
"I highly recommend that you read (this book).... a state-of-the-art study ... interesting reading for microbiologists, molecular biologists, and clinicians." from International Microbiology (2004) 7: 79.
"... a timely and comprehensive monograph bringing together important information which can be read and understood at a basic or advanced level." from Microbiology Today (2004) 31: 98.
"... discussed in a refreshingly broad context." from CAB International (2004).
(EAN: 9780954246457 Subjects: [bacteriology] [microbiology] [medical microbiology] [molecular microbiology] )
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