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Antibiotic resistance : origins, evolution, selection, and spread.

  • Symposium on Antibiotic Resistance: Origins, Evolution, Selection, and Spread (1996 : Ciba Foundation)
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Antibiotic Resistance: Origins, Evolution, Selection and Spread Chairman: Stuart B. Levy 1997 Over the last 50 years, the rapid increase in the use of antibiotics, not only in people, but also in animal husbandry and agriculture, has delivered a selection unprecedented in the history of evolution. Consequently, society is facing one of its gravest public health problems-the emergence of infectious bacteria with resistance to many, and in some cases all, available antibiotics. This book brings together a multidisciplinary group of experts to discuss this problem. It begins by examining the orig.


Chichester, England ; New York : Wiley, 1997.

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1 online resource (ix, 250 pages) : illustrations.


Proceedings of the Symposium on Antibiotic Resistance: Origins Evolution, Selection and Spread, held at the Ciba Foundation, London, July 16-18, 1996.
"Editors: Derek J. Chadwick (organizer) and Jamie Goode"--P. v.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.


Antibiotic resistance : an ecological imbalance / Stuart B. Levy -- Origins, acquisition and dissemination of antibiotic resistance determinants / Julian E. Davies -- The relationship between erythromycin consumption and resistance in Finland / Pentti Huovinen, Helena Seppälä, Janne Kataja and Timo Klaukka -- The contribution of antibiotic use on the frequency of antibiotic resistance in hospitals / Robert Gaynes and Dominique Monnet -- Impact of antibiotic use in animal feeding on resistance of bacterial pathogens in humans / Wolfgang Witte -- The effect of monitoring of antibiotic use on decreasing antibiotic resistance in the hospital / Helen Giamarellou and Anastasia Antoniadou -- The antibiotic selective process : concentration-specific amplification of low-level resistant populations / F. Baquero, M.C. Negri, M.I. Morosini and J. Blázquez -- The within-host population dynamics of antibacterial chemotherapy : conditions for the evolution of resistance / Marc Lipsitch and Bruce R. Levin -- The cost of antibiotic resistance from the perspective of a bacterium / Richard E. Lenski -- The evolution of [beta]-lactamases / Karen Bush -- Molecular evolution of multiply-antibiotic-resistant staphylococci / Ronald A. Skurray and Neville Firth -- Mobile gene cassettes and integrons : moving antibiotic resistance genes in gram-negative bacteria / Ruth M. Hall -- Genetic mobility and distribution of tetracycline resistance determinants / Marilyn C. Roberts -- Epidemiological factors influencing the emergence of antimicrobial resistance / Mitchell L. Cohen.



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