By Daniel Amsterdam
Antibiotics in Laboratory Medicine has been the defining reference resource on comparing the effectiveness of antibiotic compounds in treating infectious illnesses for over 35 years. This completely up-to-date sixth variation, edited via Daniel Amsterdam and that includes contributions from an elite group of prime overseas specialists, equips you with all the newest methods for reading the mechanisms of activity/resistance of a variety of pathogens, assessing their susceptibility to potential treatments, and detecting drug resistance and multi-drug resistance.
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In efforts to integrate clinical microbiologic data, that is, antimicrobial susceptibility results and pharmacologic data, programs have been developed under the banner of “antimicrobial stewardship” that are designed to “monitor and direct antimicrobial use at a health care institution, thus providing a standard evidence-based approach to judicial antimicrobial use” (20,21). Outcome measures that are desired include improved patient outcome, improved safety, reduced resistance, and reduced cost (22).
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Lorian’s editorial direction spanned more than 30 years and this acknowledgment is a small tribute to his role. In the nascent edition, there were only antibacterial agents deliberated. Succeeding editions witnessed the expanding role of antifungal and antiviral compounds. In addition to Dr. Lorian’s vital contribution, this edition acknowledges the efforts of chapter authors from previous editions who were unable to continue in this work. Preface Since their discovery and introduction into the armamentarium of medicines, antibiotics have saved countless lives and contributed to the rapid advancement of modern medicine.