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Disinfection and Decontamination

Principles, Applications and Related Issues, 1st Edition

Edited by Gurusamy Manivannan

CRC Press

512 pages

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pub: 2007-10-04
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In the battle between humans and microbes, knowledge may be not only the best weapon but also the best defense. Pulling contributions from 34 experts into a unified presentation, Disinfection and Decontamination: Principles, Applications, and Related Issues provides coverage that is both sophisticated and practical. The book reviews the fund

Table of Contents

Perspectives on Infection Challenges and Solutions. Sisyphus in the Microbial World Revisited: Global Governance, Antimicrobial Strategies, and Humanity's Health. The Need for Safer and Better Microbicides for Infection Control. Microbiological Concerns in Non-Sterile Manufacturing. New Technologies in Disinfection and Infection Control. Biocides: Modes of Action and Mechanisms of Resistance. A Pragmatic Approach to Judicious Selection and Proper Use of Disinfectant and Antiseptic Agents in Healthcare Settings. Extended Activity of Health Care Antiseptic Products. Disinfectant Rotation in a Cleaning Disinfection Program for Clean Rooms and Controlled Environments. Reprocessing Flexible Endoscopes: Origin of Standards, Overview of Structure Function, and Review of Recent Outbreaks. Microbiological Testing of Disinfectants and Decontaminants for Critical Surfaces. Regulatory Constraints on Disinfectants and Decontamination. Biofilms: A Summarized Account and Control Strategies. Consequences of Biofilms on Indwelling Medical Devices: Costs and Prevention. Infection-Resistant Implantable Devices: Biofilm Problems and Design Strategies. Infections of Intracardiac Devices. Intrauterine Devices: Infections and Biofilms. Antimicrobial Urinary Catheters. Risk Factors for Postoperative Infectious Complications after Abdominal Surgery. Index. Authors.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Biotechnology
MEDICAL / Pharmacology
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Microbiology