Antimicrobial Resistance in the Americas: Magnitude and Containment of the Problem

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Pan American Health Org, 2001 - Anti-infective agents - 269 pages
This book makes a valuable contribution to the surveillance of resistance to antibiotics. The text offers noteworthy articles grouped under two major categories: monitoring bacterial resistance to antimicrobial drugs and factors determining the use of antimicrobials. The goal of this work is to increase awareness of the problem to promote surveillance activities and to find the best ways to apply preventive measures so that antibiotics are used judiciously with both humans and animals.

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
8
Section 3
12
Section 4
24
Section 5
27
Section 6
54
Section 7
74
Section 8
84
Section 14
149
Section 15
163
Section 16
168
Section 17
187
Section 18
191
Section 19
197
Section 20
220
Section 21
234

Section 9
96
Section 10
116
Section 11
124
Section 12
135
Section 13
141
Section 22
241
Section 23
246
Section 24
258
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Page 257 - Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America and Infectious Diseases Society of America Joint Committee on the Prevention of Antimicrobial Resistance: guidelines for the prevention of antimicrobial resistance in hospitals.

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