Enterococci and Bacterial Diseases: Risk Factors, Molecular Biology and Antibiotic Resistance


Cary G. Henderson (Editor)

Series: Bacteriology Research Developments
BISAC: MED022090

Acute lower respiratory infections are one of the most common diseases worldwide. Sometimes they constitute the most usual cause of death in children aged less than five years, with pneumonia like the leading origin. In Chapter One, the epidemiology (community-acquired and hospital-acquired pneumonia), causes, risk factors and clinical basic aspects of bacterial pneumonia are presented. The genus Enterococcus coexists with several Gram-positive bacteria. Chapter Two discusses how new tools must be developed to track glycopeptide resistance dissemination by using ISs as markers in epidemiological investigations across the world. Chapter Three summarizes the different antibiotic resistances that are being found in enterococci isolates from food and clinical cases and also its possible relationship. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)


Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Bacterial Pneumonia: Epidemiology, Causes, Risk Factors and Clinical Fundamentals
Enrique Gea-Izquierdo (Research Unit and Faculty of Medicine, Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador, Quito, Ecuador)

Chapter 2. Genetic Mobile Elements of Resistance to Glycopeptides of Enterococcus
Lorena Abadía-Patiño, PhD (Biomedicine Department, Orient University, Cumaná, Venezuela)

Chapter 3. Clinical and Food Enterococci Isolates: The Significance of Their Antibiotic Resistance
Joana Barbosa, Helena Albano and Paula Teixeira (CBQF – Centro de Biotecnologia e Química Fina – Associated Library, School of Biotechnology, Catholic University of Portugal, Porto, Portugal)



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