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Disinfection and Decontamination

Principles, Applications and Related Issues, 1st Edition

Edited by Gurusamy Manivannan

CRC Press

512 pages | 81 B/W Illus.

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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 fundamentals, explores the interdisciplinary nature of the science, and includes discussions of regulatory and legal issues. While the chapters present in depth coverage of infections in hospitals, they also widen their scope to include laboratories outside the healthcare environment.

Based on practical experience, the volume examines recent advances in the research, development, and applications for disinfection and decontamination in many different settings. The chapters address, and supply insight into, the issues found with infectious disease, devices and new materials for implantation, principles, mechanisms, testing methods and strategies, and various applications. They also cover current research and best practice for ways to reduce infection caused by devices. The book’s emphasis on new technologies highlights the need for safer biocides and microbiological concerns in the manufacturing environment.

The broad focus combined with the global, interdisciplinary panel of authors gives you a snapshot of disease transmission, perspectives on infectious challenges and solutions in a global perspective, and an understanding of global governance. The book offers in depth information on specific topics and an understanding of the fundamentals, giving you a starting point and precise information for resolving problems.

Reviews

"The title is attractive and stimulating, and review of the topics that it implies is timely . . . this book contains material of interest to many microbiologists, and may be recommended for library purchase."

– Niall Logan, Glasgow Caledonian University, in Society for General Microbiology, Feb 2009

Table of Contents

Perspectives on Infection Challenges and Solutions, G. Manivannan

Sisyphus in the Microbial World Revisited: Global Governance, Antimicrobial Strategies, and Humanity’s Health, D.P. Fidler

The Need for Safer and Better Microbicides for Infection Control, S.A. Sattar and S. Springthorpe

Microbiological Concerns in Non-Sterile Manufacturing, J. Kirby Farrington and J. Polarine

New Technologies in Disinfection and Infection Control, J.A. Ramirez

Biocides: Modes of Action and Mechanisms of Resistance, G. McDonnell

A Pragmatic Approach to Judicious Selection and Proper Use of Disinfectant and Antiseptic Agents in Healthcare Settings, V. Suljagic

Extended Activity of Health Care Antiseptic Products, J.L. Newman and N.E. Kaiser

Disinfectant Rotation in a Cleaning Disinfection Program for Clean Rooms and Controlled Environments, S.V.W. Sutton

Reprocessing Flexible Endoscopes: Origin of Standards, Overview of Structure Function, and Review of Recent Outbreaks, T.A. Antonucci, N. Williams, and N. Robinson

Microbiological Testing of Disinfectants and Decontaminants for Critical Surfaces, D.A. Klein

Regulatory Constraints on Disinfectants and Decontamination, M.G. Sarli

Biofilms: A Summarized Account and Control Strategies, K. Nandakumar and K.R. Sreekumari

Consequences of Biofilms on Indwelling Medical Devices: Costs and Prevention, J.G. Thomas, L. Nakaishi, and L. Corum

Infection-Resistant Implantable Devices: Biofilm Problems and Design Strategies, A.W. Smith and S. Perera

Infections of Intracardiac Devices, G.A. Yesenosky, S.W. Sinner, S.P. Kutalek, and A.R. Tunkel

Intrauterine Devices: Infections and Biofilms, B.M.J. Pereira and V. Pruthi

Antimicrobial Urinary Catheters, D.J. Stickler and N.A. Sabbuba

Risk Factors for Postoperative Infectious Complications after Abdominal Surgery, P. Pessaux and E. Lermite

Index

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED009000
MEDICAL / Biotechnology
MED071000
MEDICAL / Pharmacology
SCI045000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Microbiology