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Control of multiresistant microorganisms

Nizam Damani

in Manual of Infection Prevention and Control

Third edition

Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9780199698356
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191732126 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698356.003.0010
Control of multiresistant microorganisms

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Microbes, due to their adaptability, have not only survived the selective pressures exerted by the indiscriminate use of antimicrobial agents but have successfully adapted and evolved in to multidrug-resistant organisms. A plethora of guidelines to control and promote rational use of antimicrobials has not curtailed the plague of antimicrobial resistance. The chapter discusses antibiotic stewardship, meticillin-resistant Staphyloccocus aureus, vancomycin-resistant enterococci, and multi-resistant Gram negative bacteria.

Keywords: multidrug-resistant organisms; antimicrobial resistance; antibiotics; meticillin-resistant Staphyloccocus aureus; vancomycin-resistant enterococci; multi-resistant Gram negative bacteria

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Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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