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Antimicrobial Resistance

An Open Challenge

Edited by Maria Cristina Ossiprandi

University of Parma, Italy

Antibiotic resistance has become a worldwide health issue, globally recognized as the first priority by WHO. Many forms of resistance can spread with remarkable speed and cross international boundaries. World health leaders are devoting efforts to the problem by planning strategies for monitoring the effectiveness of public health interventions and detecting new trends and threats. This volume focuses on the problem from different perspectives, taking into consideration geographical dissemination (soil and water), human medicine (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Klebsiella pneumoniae) and veterinary (Enterococcus spp.) impact and molecular analysis. The purpose of this volume is to provide a useful tool for control and prevention and to discuss useful epidemiological data concerning ways of obtaining an accurate picture of resistance in different communities.

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Antimicrobial ResistanceAn Open ChallengeEdited by Maria Cristina Ossiprandi

Published: November 26th 2015

DOI: 10.5772/59829

ISBN: 978-953-51-2222-7

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5415-0

Copyright year: 2015

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4 Crossref Citations

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1. Water and Flamingo Feces Bacterial Communities from High- Altitude Andean Lakes under Selective Antibiotic Pressure Studied by PCR-DGGE Analyses

By María V. Fernández-Zenoff, Julián R. Dib, Anna Neumann, María C. Estévez and María E. Farías


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2. Approaches to Assess the Effects and Risks of Veterinary Antibiotics Applied with Manure to Soil

By Sven Jechalke, Kimberly L. Cook and Kornelia Smalla


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3. Antimicrobial Susceptibility of Enterococcal Species Isolated from Italian Dogs

By Maria Cristina Ossiprandi and Laura Zerbini


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4. Review - Understanding β-lactamase Producing Klebsiella pneumoniae

By Marisa B. De Jesus, Marthie M. Ehlers, Ricardo F. Dos Santos and Marleen M. Kock


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5. Antimicrobial Resistance in Staphylococci at the Human– Animal Interface

By Tracy Schmidt, Marleen M. Kock and Marthie M. Ehlers


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