By Eugénie Bergogne-Bérézin (auth.), Mauro Bendinelli, Herman Friedman, Eugénie Bergogne-Bérézin (eds.)

There is at present expanding curiosity about the biology and ailment because of Acinetobacter species. Such curiosity, although, constructed rather slowly as a result of necessity to elucidate the complicated taxonomy of those organisms. a lot paintings was once had to establish numerous species as participants of this genus, to acknowledge their epidemiologic profile, their pathogenic position and their expanding significance as multi-antibiotic resistant organisms. in recent times development of genetic techniques, acceptance of plasmids, integrons and chromosomal assets of resistance mechanisms aroused curiosity at the position of Acinetobacters in disorder via many microbiologists and clinicians, in particular internists and infectious illness experts. during this regard, physicians are often faced with super tough healing methods for therapy and prevention of critical nosocomial infections because of multi antibiotic resistant Acinetobacter. additionally, fresh observations of neighborhood got infections were said, specially in sufferers with a variety of danger components equivalent to immuno-deficiencies. additionally, it's now turning into obtrusive that Acinetobacter infections happen usually in violent occasions resembling earthquake or struggle zones.

The mechanisms of Acinetobacter virulence have gotten more and more transparent, delivering new insights into their pathogenic position in group bought infections. it's obvious the time is acceptable for certain assessment of the expanding wisdom touching on very important new details, either medical and healing, particularly info relating virulence, resistance mechanisms and typing of Acinetobacter spp. Many new findings are gathering in virtually an exponential demeanour considering that booklet of prior books in this topic in 1991 and 1996.

Show description

Read Online or Download Acinetobacter Biology and Pathogenesis PDF

Similar biology books

The activities of bacterial pathogens in vivo: based on contributions to a Royal Society discussion meeting, London, UK: meeting held on 20-21 October 1999

Pathogenic micro organism have particular organic homes, which allow them to invade a number and reason affliction. The molecular bases of those organic homes are the determinants of pathogenicity, and the study ambitions are to acknowledge them, establish them chemically and relate their constitution to operate.

Glycovirology Protocols

Glycovirology Protocols experiences the expanding significance of glycosylation to the sector of virology, in addition to virus replication. The chapters offer an summary of glycosylation on the subject of virus an infection, and the established concepts which are used to investigate and signify glycoproteins.

Neurohormones in Invertebrates (Society for Experimental Biology Seminar Series (No. 33))

Offering a very well timed survey of invertebrate peptide hormones, this booklet heavily examines the new explosion of curiosity during this topic, and makes a speciality of vital and similar points. First, the various peptides are neurohormones with chemical features comparable to, occasionally heavily, demonstrated vertebrate neurohormonal peptides.

Additional resources for Acinetobacter Biology and Pathogenesis

Example text

2006. Successful treatment of septic shock due to pan-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii using combined antimicrobial therapy including tigecycline. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 25: 257–260. , and Jimenez de Anta, T.. 1993. In vitro antimicrobial production of ß-lactamases, aminoglycosidemodifying enzymes, and chloramphenicol acetyltransferase by and susceptibility of clinical isolates of Acinetobacter baumannii. Antimicrob Agents Chemother 37: 138–141. , Giauffret F. et al. 1998. Nosocomial Acinetobacter baumannii infections: microbiological and clinical epidemiology.

Application of this criterion has allowed for species identification of 1570 isolates (Dijkshoorn and van der Reijden, unpublished). Furthermore, amongst the 263 remaining strains, 31 clusters and 26 single strains were delineated that are thought to represent novel species, which emphasizes the diversity of the genus. Although AFLP has shown to be a powerful method, it has several disadvantages. It is laborious, and requires technical skills, rigorous standardization, and expensive equipment. Results are not comparable between laboratories, which is mainly due to the fact that the electrophoretic profiles are machine dependent.

And Roilides E. 2005. Successful treatment of multi-drug-resistant Acinetobacter baumanniii central nervous system infections with colistin. J Clin Microbiol 43: 4916–4917. M. 1997. Nosocomial outbreak of multi-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii on a surgical ward: epidemiology and risk factors for acquisition. J Hosp Infect 37: 113–123. J. 1999. Inadequate antimicrobial treatment of infections: a risk factor for hospital mortality among critically ill patients. Chest 115: 462–474. Importance of Acinetobacter spp.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.17 of 5 – based on 42 votes