Russell, Hugo and Ayliffe's Principles and Practice of Disinfection, Preservation and Sterilization

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Adam P. Fraise, Jean-Yves Maillard, Syed Sattar
John Wiley & Sons, 20 nov 2012 - 624 pagine
The new edition of this established and highly respected text is THE definitive reference in its field. It details methods for the elimination or prevention/control of microbial growth, and features: 
  • New chapters on bioterrorism and community healthcare
  • New chapters on microbicide regulations in the EU, USA and Canada
  • Latest material on microbial resistance to microbicides
  • Updated material on new and emerging technologies, focusing on special problems in hospitals, dentistry and pharmaceutical practice
  • Practical advice on problems of disinfection and antiseptics in healthcare
  • A systematic review of sterilization methods, with uses and advantages outlined for each
  • Evaluation of disinfectants and their mechanisms of action with respect to current regulations

The differences between European and North American regulations are highlighted throughout, making this a truly global work, ideal for worldwide healthcare professionals working in infectious diseases and infection control.


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Historical Introduction
Types of Microbicidal and Microbistatic Agents
The biocidal products directive
Factors Affecting the Activities of Microbicides
Theories and Mechanisms
Mechanisms of Action of Microbicides
Regulation of Microbicides
Emerging pathogens
Sterilization Processes
New and Emerging Technologies
Preservation of Medicines and Cosmetics
Concepts Methods and Problems
Special Problems in Hospital Environments

Bacterial Sensitivity and Resistance to Microbicides
Microbicides and mycobacteria
Fun icidal Activit of Microbicides
Sensitivity and Resistance of Protozoa to Microbicides
Virucidal Activity of Microbicides
Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies
Evaluation of Antimicrobial Efficacy
Assessing the Efficacy of Professional Healthcare
Equipment in Hospitals
Antimicrobial Surfaces and Devices
Evaluation and safety of wound dressings
Other Health Sectors
Emerging Natural Technologies
Control of Infectious Bioagents

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Informazioni sull'autore (2012)

Adam P. Fraise is the editor of Russell, Hugo & Ayliffe's Principles and Practice of Disinfection, Preservation & Sterilization, 4th Edition, published by Wiley.

Peter A. Lambert is Professor of Microbiology in the Schoolof Life and Health Sciences at Aston University.

Jean-Yves Maillard, Cardiff School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Cardiff University.

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