Karyne Rangel

Oswaldo Cruz Foundation Brazil

Dr. Karyne Rangel graduated with a degree in Food Engineering from  Estácio de Sá University (UNESA) in 2001. She also obtained an MSc and DSc in Sciences (Health Surveillance) from the National Institute for Quality Control in Health/Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (INCQS/FIOCRUZ), in 2004 and 2013, respectively. She obtained a post-doctorate at INCQS/FIOCRUZ and the Center for Technological Development in Health (CDTS)/ FIOCRUZ. For more than seventeen years, she has been dedicated to the field of medical microbiology with an emphasis on bacteriology, in particular Acinetobacter baumannii, developing studies in healthcare-related infections, molecular biology, antimicrobial resistance, multidrug resistance, integrons, virulence mechanisms, antimicrobial peptides, multilocus sequence typing, detection of antimicrobial resistance genes, and Pulse Field Gel Electrophoresis (PFGE). She is also developing a study on the effect and proof of ozone's effectiveness in the ESKAPE group's bacteria.

Karyne Rangel

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Acinetobacter baumannii is a formidable global pathogen notorious for its widespread drug-resistant nature. It is a major culprit in various infections, particularly targeting immunocompromised individuals in intensive care units (ICUs). A paramount concern associated with this pathogen lies in its remarkable ability to develop resistance to nearly all clinically utilized antibiotics. Furthermore, it exhibits a concerning propensity to disseminate this resistance rapidly, transcending borders and impacting healthcare facilities across diverse economic strata. Of particular focus is the carbapenem-resistant strain of A. baumannii (CRAb). This strain has garnered the top spot on the World Health Organization's (WHO) list of pathogens, necessitating urgent attention for new treatment development. This book delves into numerous studies underscoring the pivotal role of A. baumannii as one of the most impactful bacteria contributing to Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs) within the contemporary healthcare landscape.

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