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
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.