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Cover for Emergence of antimicrobial resistance and interaction between humans, animals and environment.

This chapter discussed the management of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) under the One Health programme and presents examples of AMR in hospital germs circulating between animals and humans as well as discussed some evidences of environmental-animal-human AMR exchange.

Author(s)
Szelecsenyi, A.; Meier, H.; Spinner, K.; Vonaesch, P. C.; Zinsstag, J.; Widmer, A. F.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242577)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Skin infections.

This chapter discusses the aetiology, clinical features, diagnosis, transmission, incubation period, period of communicability, occurrence and distribution, control and prevention (e.g., vaccination), treatment (e.g., drug therapy, supportive therapy) and surveillance of skin infections such as...

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786395245)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Infection prevention and control.

This chapter discusses the first domain of the antimicrobial stewardship framework, which is infection prevention and control. The 18 competency descriptors under this domain presented these keypoints: antibiotic resistance develops when micro-organisms adapt and grow in the presence of antibiotics ...

Author(s)
Toit, B. du; Zyl, Y. van
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789242690)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Antimicrobials and antimicrobial resistance.

This chapter discusses the second domain of the antimicrobial stewardship framework, antimicrobials and antimicrobial resistance, which includes 5 competency descriptors: (1) signs and symptoms of infection; (2) how inappropriate antimicrobial use (including non-adherence to treatment regime) may...

Author(s)
Padoveze, M. C.; Abraão, L. M.; Figueiredo, R. M. de
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789242690)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The diagnosis of infection and the use of antibiotics.

This chapter presents the 3rd domain of the antimicrobial stewardship framework, the diagnosis of infection and use of antibiotics with 17 competency descriptors highlighting the following key points: nurses are an important and highly valued component of the antimicrobial stewardship team who are...

Author(s)
McEwen, J.; Kennedy, H.; Hamilton, N.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789242690)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Respiratory diseases and other airborne-transmitted infections.

This chapter covers airborne-transmitted infections that present as diseases of the respiratory system as well as diseases of other systems of the body that are transmitted by the airborne route. It discusses the aetiology, clinical features, diagnosis, transmission, incubation period, period of...

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786395245)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Biology of the Lyme disease agents: a selective survey of clinical and epidemiologic relevance.

This chapter provides an update on current understanding of the biology and genetics of the agents of Lyme disease (or Lyme borreliosis). The Lyme disease agents have hitherto been categorized under the umbrella term 'Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato'. This expediently served to distinguish them...

Author(s)
Barbour, A. G.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392077)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Antibiotic therapy for infection caused by <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Borrelia burgdorferi</i> sensu lato.

This chapter presents published research data on the antibiotic susceptibility of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato (Bbsl), and discusses the current practice for treating incubating Bbsl infection (chemoprophylaxis) and localized infection. Clinical data on the efficacy of oral doxycycline for...

Author(s)
Wormser, G. P.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392077)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Lyme neuroborreliosis: a European perspective.

This chapter provides a European perspective on the epidemiology of Lyme neuroborreliosis, highlighting the prevailing genospecies of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato, main vector (Ixodes ricinus), and geographical variation in incidence. It then discusses the European Federation of Neurological...

Author(s)
Dersch, R.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392077)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Erythema migrans.

Erythema migrans (EM) is an expanding erythematous rash that develops at the site of the bite of certain Ixodes ticks within days to weeks. It is the most common objective manifestation of Lyme disease, accounting for about 90% of cases. This chapter reviews the current practice of diagnosing EM,...

Author(s)
Nadelman, R. B.; Hu, L.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392077)
Type
Book chapter

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