Acinetobacter details the clinical aspects of this bacterium responsible for many infections in hospitalized patients. This reference explains the importance of these organisms, both from the patient's viewpoint and the economic perspective, and provides clinicians with the knowledge they need to control these bacteria.
Table of Contents
Introduction: History and Importance of Acinetobacter spp., Role in Infections, Treatment, and Cost Implications. Biology of Acinetobacter spp.. Acinetobacter-Microbiology. Epidemiology of Acinebacter spp., Surveillance and Management of Outbreaks. Acinebacter Infections-Overview of Clinical Features. Nosocomial Pneumonia Caused by Acinetobacter spp.. Resistance of Acinetobacter spp. to Antimicrobials-Overview of Clinical Resistance Patterns and Therapeutic Problems. Mechanisms of Antibiotic Resistance in Acinetobacter spp. -Genetics of Resistance. Nosocomial Infections Caused by Acinetobacter spp. -Therapeutic Problems. Appendices.
"This book is an extremely useful compilation of clinically relevant facts regarding Acinetobacter spp. Highlighting the types of infections caused by Acinetobacter, the authors document the increasing importance of the nosocomial pathogen."
K. Sue Kehl, Doody's Pages, May 1996