Antibiotic Materials in Healthcare

Antibiotic Materials in Healthcare
Author: Varaprasad Kokkarachedu,Vimala Kanikireddy,Rotimi Sadiku
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 346
Release: 2020-05-22
ISBN 10: 012822536X
ISBN 13: 9780128225363
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Antibiotic Materials in Healthcare Book Review:

Antibiotic Materials in Healthcare provides significant information on antibiotic related issues, accurate solutions, and recent investigative information for health-related applications. In addition, the book addresses the design and development of antibiotics with advanced (physical, chemical and biological) properties, an analysis of materials, in vivo and in vitro applications, and their biomedical applications for healthcare. Provides information on all aspects of antibiotic related issues Offers a balanced synthesis of basic and clinical science for each individual case, presenting clinical courses and detailed microbiological information for each infection Describes the prevalence and incidence of global issues and current therapeutic approaches

Antimicrobial Materials for Biomedical Applications

Antimicrobial Materials for Biomedical Applications
Author: Abraham J Domb,Konda Reddy Kunduru,Shady Farah
Publsiher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Total Pages: 526
Release: 2019-08-02
ISBN 10: 1788011880
ISBN 13: 9781788011884
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Antimicrobial Materials for Biomedical Applications Book Review:

This book provides the field with a much-needed fundamental overview of the science, addressing the chemistry of a broad range of biomaterial types, and their applications in the biomedical industry.

Antibiotics and Bacterial Resistance

Antibiotics and Bacterial Resistance
Author: Wiley
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 146
Release: 2013-01-14
ISBN 10: 1118580915
ISBN 13: 9781118580912
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Antibiotics and Bacterial Resistance Book Review:

The need for novel antibiotics is greater now than perhaps anytime since the pre-antibiotic era. Indeed, the recent collapse ofmany pharmaceutical antibacterial groups, combined with theemergence of hypervirulent and pan-antibiotic-resistant bacteriahas severely compromised infection treatment options and led todramatic increases in the incidence and severity of bacterialinfections. This collection of reviews and laboratory protocols gives thereader an introduction to the causes of antibiotic resistance, thebacterial strains that pose the largest danger to humans (i.e.,streptococci, pneumococci and enterococci) and the antimicrobialagents used to combat infections with these organisms. Some newavenues that are being investigated for antibiotic development arealso discussed. Such developments include the discovery of agentsthat inhibit bacterial RNA degradation, the bacterial ribosome, andstructure-based approaches to antibiotic drug discovery. Two laboratory protocols are provided to illustrate differentstrategies for discovering new antibiotics. One is a bacterialgrowth inhibition assay to identify inhibitors of bacterial growththat specifically target conditionally essential enzymes in thepathway of interest. The other protocol is used to identifyinhibitors of bacterial cell-to-cell signaling. This e-book — a curated collection from eLS, WIREs, andCurrent Protocols — offers a fantastic introduction to thefield of antibiotics and antibiotic resistance for students orinterdisciplinary collaborators. Table of Contents: Introduction Antibiotics and the Evolution of Antibiotic Resistance eLS Jose L Martinez, Fernando Baquero Antimicrobials Against Streptococci, Pneumococci andEnterococci eLS Susan Donabedian, Adenike Shoyinka Techniques & Applications RNA decay: a novel therapeutic target in bacteria WIREs RNA Tess M. Eidem, Christelle M. Roux, Paul M. Dunman Antibiotics that target protein synthesis WIREs RNA Lisa S. McCoy, Yun Xie, Yitzhak Tor Methods High-Throughput Assessment of Bacterial Growth Inhibition byOptical Density Measurements Current Protocols Chemical Biology Jennifer Campbell Structure-Based Approaches to Antibiotic Drug Discovery Current Protocols Microbiology George Nicola, Ruben Abagyan Novel Approaches to Bacterial Infection Therapy by Interferingwith Cell-to-Cell Signaling Current Protocols Microbiology David A. Rasko, Vanessa Sperandio

Silver in Healthcare

Silver in Healthcare
Author: Alan B. G. Lansdown
Publsiher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2010-05-07
ISBN 10: 1849731799
ISBN 13: 9781849731799
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Silver in Healthcare Book Review:

Silver in healthcare has many different facets and since the early concepts of microbiology of the 1880's, has been developed from usage in surgical clips, staples, foil wound dressings and surgical implants, to the widespread and clinically effective antiseptic wound dressings, sutures, catheters, bone and dental implants, and cardiovascular devices of today. From the dawn of human civilisation, silver has had a role of water purification and even now has a role in hospital water systems for control of MRSA and legionnaires disease. Biotechnological advances in recent years have extended the antimicrobial properties of silver into production of hygiene textiles and use in domestic products. Important advances have been made in understanding mechanisms of antimicrobial action of silver, the central importance of ionisation patterns in the presence of body fluids and secretion, and the genetical and molecular profiles of silver resistance. This publication is a comprehensive account of the history of silver in medicine, its clinical benefits and wide advantages as a broad spectrum antimicrobial agent. It is clear from the extensive array of publications in recognised and unofficial press, that many misconceptions and misleading conceptions have been perpetuated, leading to errors in evaluation of the safety of the metal in occupational, domestic and therapeutic situations. The book is unique in that it is the only comprehensive presentation of the toxicology of silver and it identifies the major misconceptions in the safety of silver and interpretation of argyria and argyrosis as central features of silver toxicity. In this book, Dr Lansdown reviews the literature from a clinical and experimental viewpoint, with the benefit of his many years research on silver and experience gained in working with clinicians, healthcare product manufacturers and microbiologists. There is also discussion in the book on the relevance of antimicrobial resistance to silver and deficiencies in present day clinical practice in not evaluating incidences of resistance on a routine basis. The subject matter is presented in a readable fashion and includes reference to use of the metal in such practices as acupuncture and treatment of tropical diseases as practised in some parts of the world, each of which is accompanied by special clinical risk. It is also a collation of current views on the use and efficacy of silver as a broad spectrum antibiotic. The chapters which deal specifically with toxicological aspects of silver in clinical, occupational and environmental issues are central to the book's value. The book is aimed at clinicians, research scientists and product manufacturers and will provide ideas for new research and academic endeavour. It is also essential reading for research students with an interest in metal toxicity and its management in mammalian tissues.

Assisted Phytoremediation

Assisted Phytoremediation
Author: Vimal Chandra Pandey
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 444
Release: 2021-09-24
ISBN 10: 0128230835
ISBN 13: 9780128230831
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Assisted Phytoremediation Book Review:

Assisted Phytoremediaion covers a wide range of uses of plants for remediation of environmental pollutants. It includes coverage of such techniques as root engineering, transgenic plants, increasing the biomass, use of genetic engineering and genome editing technology for rapid phytoremediation of pollutants. In order to improve the efficiency of plant remediation, genetic engineering plays a vital role in the overexpression of genes or gene clusters, which are responsible for degradation and uptake of pollutants. The book presents state-of-the-art techniques of assisted phytoremediation to better manage soil and water pollution in large amounts. This book is a valuable resource for researchers, students, and engineers in environmental science and bioengineering, with case studies and state-of-the-art research from eminent global scientists. This book serves as an excellent basis from which scientific knowledge can grow and widen in the field of environmental remediation. Provides a clear picture of how to design, tune, and implement assisted phytoremediation techniques Offers a comprehensive analysis of current perspective and state-of-the-art applications of assisted phytoremediation Introduces the potential of genetic engineering as a rapid, cost-effective technology for environmental remediation using plants

Medical and Healthcare Textiles

Medical and Healthcare Textiles
Author: Subhash C. Anand,J F Kennedy,M Miraftab,Subbiyan Rajendran
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2010-07-15
ISBN 10: 0857090348
ISBN 13: 9780857090348
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Medical and Healthcare Textiles Book Review:

Medical textiles remain one of the most dynamic areas of research in textiles. Medical and healthcare textiles is the fourth in a series of conferences held at the University of Bolton. Like its predecessors, it has attracted papers from some of the leading international centres of expertise in the field. Contributors cover a range of topics including emerging textile-based biomaterials, hygienic textiles, the use of textiles in infection control and as barrier materials, bandaging and pressure garments for managing chronic infections such as ulcers, the role of textiles in the management of burns and wounds, textile-based implantable devices such as tissue scaffolds and sutures, and intelligent textiles. Provides a comprehensive overview of medical textiles from the risk of infection control and barrier materials through to directives, regulations and standards shaping the medical device industry Explores developments in healthcare and hygiene products, including odor and pH control as well as protective and disposable fabrics Reviews development in the area of implantable materials featuring vascular grafts, knee implants and scaffolds

Antibiotic Resistance and the Threat to Public Health

Antibiotic Resistance and the Threat to Public Health
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Energy and Commerce. Subcommittee on Health
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 127
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: MINN:31951D03634421Z
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Biodegradation and Biodeterioration at the Nanoscale

Biodegradation and Biodeterioration at the Nanoscale
Author: Hafiz M.N. Iqbal,Muhammad Bilal,Tuan Anh Nguyen,Ghulam Yasin
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 750
Release: 2021-10-08
ISBN 10: 0128241799
ISBN 13: 9780128241790
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biodegradation and Biodeterioration at the Nanoscale Book Review:

Biodegradation and Biodeterioration at the Nanoscale describes the biodegradation and biodeterioration of materials in the presence of nanomaterials. The book's chapters focus on the basic principles, action mechanisms and promising applications of advanced nanomaterials, along with their integration with biotechnological processes for controlled degradation and deterioration of materials. In addition, the current research indications, positive or negative environmental impacts, legislation and future directions are also discussed. This book is an important reference source for researchers, engineers and scientists working in environmental remediation, biotechnology, materials science, corrosion and nanotechnology. Provides detailed coverage on how nano-biomaterials degrade and deteriorate Compares how different types of bionanomaterials decompose Explains how the priorities of bionanomaterials affect their deterioration rate

Acrylic Polymers in Healthcare

Acrylic Polymers in Healthcare
Author: Boreddy Reddy
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2017-11-02
ISBN 10: 9535135937
ISBN 13: 9789535135937
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Acrylic Polymers in Healthcare Book Review:

This book on Acrylic Polymers for Healthcare presents eight chapters organised into three parts by providing new ideas in design, synthesis and a detailed study of new acrylate materials in healthcare applications. Part I represents Chapters 1, 2, 3 and 4 focussing on toning up of technologies for making dental dentures with better properties. Part II comprises Chapters 5 and 6 dealing with synthetic polymer-based nanoparticles as intelligent drug delivery systems and bismuth nanoparticles for improved green light emission. Part III represents Chapters 7 and 8 describing the aspects of mitigation of acrylamide in foods in the context of an African perspective and the importance of acrylic-based polymeric adsorbents so that the reader can get an idea about the various types and forms of polymeric materials used for the removal of heavy metals from water.

Antimicrobial Anti Infective Materials

Antimicrobial Anti Infective Materials
Author: Samuel P. Sawan,Gurusamy Manivannan
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 346
Release: 1999-12-10
ISBN 10: 1482293943
ISBN 13: 9781482293944
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Antimicrobial Anti Infective Materials Book Review:

As our consciousness of microbes increases, it appears that our desire to control our interactions with germs also increases in proportion. This is clearly demonstrated by examining the incredible growth in the number and sales volume of consumer products with antimicrobial claims. In the medical field as well, there is much interest in the use of

Antibiotic Resistance AR

Antibiotic Resistance  AR
Author: Marcia Crosse
Publsiher: DIANE Publishing
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2011-10-01
ISBN 10: 1437988571
ISBN 13: 9781437988574
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Antibiotic Resistance AR Book Review:

Infections that were once treatable have become more difficult to treat because of AR. AR is accelerated by inappropriate antibiotic use in people. Questions have been raised about whether agencies such as the Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS) have adequately assessed the effects of antibiotic use and disposal on resistance in humans. This report: (1) describes fed. efforts to quantify the amount of antibiotics produced; (2) evaluates HHS's monitoring of antibiotic use and efforts to promote appropriate use; (3) examines HHS's monitoring of AR infections; and (4) describes fed. efforts to monitor antibiotic disposal and antibiotics in the environ. Charts and tables. This is a print on demand report.

Cellulose Nanoparticles Volume 1

Cellulose Nanoparticles Volume 1
Author: Janet Scott,Elisabete Frollini,Vijay Kumar Thakur
Publsiher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Total Pages: 628
Release: 2021-07-09
ISBN 10: 1788017935
ISBN 13: 9781788017930
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cellulose Nanoparticles Volume 1 Book Review:

Cellulose Nanoparticles: Chemistry and Fundamentals covers the synthesis, characterization and processing of cellulose nanomaterials.

Medical Textiles and Biomaterials for Healthcare

Medical Textiles and Biomaterials for Healthcare
Author: Subhash C. Anand,J F Kennedy,M Miraftab,Subbiyan Rajendran
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 520
Release: 2005-11-30
ISBN 10: 1845694104
ISBN 13: 9781845694104
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Medical Textiles and Biomaterials for Healthcare Book Review:

Medical textiles are a major growth area within the technical textiles industry and the range of applications continues to grow and increase in diversity with every new development. Recent innovations include novel chitosan-alginate fibres for advanced wound dressings, ultrasonic energy for bleaching cotton medical textiles, durable and rechargeable biocidal textiles, spider silk supportive matrix for cartilage regeneration, barbed bi-directional surgical sutures and intelligent textiles for medical applications. Medical textiles and biomaterials for healthcare is a culmination of the worldwide research into medical textiles and biomaterials. It is divided into eight parts covering the main areas of basic biomaterials, healthcare and hygiene products, infection control and barrier materials, bandaging and pressure garments, woundcare materials, implantable and medical devices and smart technologies. Each part contains a comprehensive overview written by leading experts in the area. The overviews are then followed by a selection of the best papers from the 2003 MEDTEX Conference, hosted by the University of Bolton. It has been extensively edited to produce what is expected to be the leading reference on this subject. Discusses worldwide research into medical textiles and biomaterials Invaluable reference for this developing area of technical textiles A selection of the best papers from the 2003 MEDTEX Conference, hosted by University of Bolton are included

Advanced Lightweight Multifunctional Materials

Advanced Lightweight Multifunctional Materials
Author: Pedro Costa,Carlos M Costa,Senentxu Lanceros-Mendez
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 550
Release: 2020-11-19
ISBN 10: 0128185023
ISBN 13: 9780128185025
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advanced Lightweight Multifunctional Materials Book Review:

Advanced Lightweight Multifunctional Materials presents the current state-of-the-art on multifunctional materials research, focusing on different morphologies and their preparation and applications. The book emphasizes recent advances on these types of materials as well as their application. Chapters cover porous multifunctional materials, thermochromic and thermoelectric materials, shape memory materials, piezoelectric multifunctional materials, electrochromic and electrorheological, soft materials, magnetic and photochromic materials, and more. The book will be a valuable reference resource for academic researchers and industrial engineers working in the design and manufacture of multifunctional materials, composites and nanocomposites. Provides detailed information on design, modeling and structural applications Focuses on characteristics, processing, design and applications Discusses the main types of lightweight multifunctional materials and processing techniques, as well as the physico-chemical insights that can lead to improved performance

Bio Based Materials as Applicable Accessible and Affordable Healthcare Solutions

Bio Based Materials as Applicable  Accessible  and Affordable Healthcare Solutions
Author: Adam A. Tracy,Sujata K. Bhatia,Krish W. Ramadurai
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 53
Release: 2018-01-03
ISBN 10: 3319693263
ISBN 13: 9783319693262
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bio Based Materials as Applicable Accessible and Affordable Healthcare Solutions Book Review:

In this book, Nigeria, the most populous country in Africa and a region in the lowest income group per capita, is used to demonstrate the potential for healthcare reorganization and collaboration with the introduction of “successful” technologies centered around available, bio-compatible, and sustainable natural resources. Our book discusses three of the top killers of children under 5 years of age in Nigeria, pneumonia (20%), diarrheal diseases (15%), and traumatic injuries (4%). These conditions are used as examples to demonstrate the potential for improved pediatric outcomes with treatments engineered from sustainable and natural resources. Furthermore, this book outlines possible action items that can help drive economic growth, educational opportunities, collaborative outreach, and workforce productivity to build a healthy and sustainable community. Medical technology in the industrialized world has seen rapid advancements leading to increased survival and greater patient outcomes. However, the development and implementation of these resources is not always applicable to regions in need of new and more basic ways to provide treatment. Moore’s Law, a paradigm that considers advancement synonymous with increased digitization and optimization of electronic processes, defines the history of technology. However, the functionality of advanced and “smart” technology is essentially useless in underdeveloped areas. These regions lack some of the basic requirements for innovative medical technologies to impact human health, such as electricity, access to spare parts, computer analysis tools, and network architecture. In addition, the poor physical infrastructure, insufficient management, and lack of technical culture are barriers for entry and sustainability of these technologies. Rather than importing medical devices from industrialized countries, we propose that the mindset and research focus for under developed areas must be on “successful” technologies. Simply put, these areas need technology that “gets the job done.”

Electrospun Materials and Their Allied Applications

Electrospun Materials and Their Allied Applications
Author: Inamuddin,Rajender Boddula,Mohd Imran Ahamed,Abdullah M. Asiri
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2020-05-27
ISBN 10: 1119654866
ISBN 13: 9781119654865
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Electrospun Materials and Their Allied Applications Book Review:

The aim of this book is to explore the history, fundamentals, manufacturing processes, optimization parameters, and applications of electrospun materials. The book includes various types of electrospun materials such as antimicrobial, smart, bioinspired systems. It focuses on the many application areas for electrospun materials such as energy storage and harvesting, catalysis, biomedical including gene delivery and tissue engineering, separation, adsorption and water treatment technologies, packaging. The book emphasizes the enhanced sustainable properties of electrospun materials, with the challenges and future developments being discussed in detail. The chapters are written by top-class researchers and experts from throughout the world.

Optimising Antibiotic Use Social and Contextual Issues

Optimising Antibiotic Use  Social and Contextual Issues
Author: Carolyn Tarrant,Eva Maria Krockow,Emily Kate Rousham,Björn Rönnerstrand
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-04-21
ISBN 10: 2889667065
ISBN 13: 9782889667062
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Drug Resistance

Drug Resistance
Author: Sarah Boslaugh
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 207
Release: 2017-01-16
ISBN 10: 1440839255
ISBN 13: 9781440839252
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Drug Resistance Book Review:

Written in clear, nontechnical language, this investigation of drug resistance provides readers with an overview of the scientific issues, the current scope of the problem nationally and globally, and the measures that can be taken to combat this public health crisis. • Provides an accessibly written introduction to the science of drug resistance that addresses both the biology of how microbes become resistant and the social practices that can foster drug resistance • Summarizes information about the scope of drug resistance both in the United States and worldwide, allowing readers to understand this issue both as a national concern and in the global context • Suggests a number of measures that can be taken to combat drug resistance, from changes in individual behaviors to larger policy changes • Discusses complex ethical issues such as the need to weigh individual freedoms against societal rights in a balanced manner

Biofilm based Healthcare associated Infections

Biofilm based Healthcare associated Infections
Author: Gianfranco Donelli
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 195
Release: 2014-11-10
ISBN 10: 3319097822
ISBN 13: 9783319097824
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biofilm based Healthcare associated Infections Book Review:

The aim of this book is to provide readers with a wide overview of the main healthcare-associated infections caused by bacteria and fungi able to grow as biofilm. The recently acquired knowledge on the pivotal role played by biofilm-growing microorganisms in healthcare-related infections has given a new dynamic to detection, prevention and treatment of these infections in patients admitted to both acute care hospitals and long-term care facilities. Clinicians, hygienists and microbiologists will be updated by leading scientists on the state-of-art of biofilm-based infections and on the most innovative strategies for prevention and treatment of these infections, often caused by emerging multidrug-resistant biofilm-growing microorganisms.

Pharmacology for Women s Health

Pharmacology for Women s Health
Author: Tekoa L. King,University of California at San Francisco Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health Tekoa King,Mary C. Brucker
Publsiher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Total Pages: 1248
Release: 2010-10-25
ISBN 10: 1449610730
ISBN 13: 9781449610739
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pharmacology for Women s Health Book Review:

Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition. Pharmacology for Women s Health includes discussion of basic pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetic principles so that the health care professional understands when and how to prescribe; chapters describing the pharmacology of specific drug categories that are used for a wide variety of diseases and conditions; agents to promote health as well as pharmacotherapeutic agents for specific conditions and diseases; and a section on pharmacology directly related to women s issues such as pregnancy, lactation and aging. Each chapter addresses drug therapy for the non-pregnant adult woman, the pregnant woman, the lactating woman, and the postmenopausal woman. Today s common medication errors include drug/drug or drug/herb interactions and these are included throughout the book. Special chapters exist on cutting edge information such as genetics and pharmacology."