The Application of Antibacterial Drug

Antibacterials, also called antibiotics, are a type of antimicrobial drug used in the treatment and prevention of bacterial infection. They may either kill or inhibit the growth of bacteria. A limited number of antibiotics also possess antiprotozoal activity. Antibiotics are not effective against viruses such as the common cold or influenza, and may be harmful when taken inappropriately. Antibiotics revolutionized medicine in the 20th century, and have together with vaccination led to the near eradication of diseases such as tuberculosis in the developed world. Their effectiveness and easy access led to overuse, especially in livestock raising, prompting bacteria to develop resistance. This has led to widespread problems with antimicrobial and antibiotic resistance, so much as to prompt the World Health Organization to classify antimicrobial resistance as a “serious threat [that] is no longer a prediction for the future, it is happening right now in every region of the world and has the potential to affect anyone, of any age, in any country”.


In the present book, twelve typical literatures about the application of antibacterial drug published on international authoritative journals were selected to introduce the worldwide newest progress, which contains reviews or original researches on medical science, virology, epidemiology, ect. We hope this book can demonstrate advances in antibacterial drug as well as give references to the researchers, students and other related people.

Components of the Book:
  • Chapter 1
    The Evolutionary Rate of Antibacterial Drug Targets
  • Chapter 2
    Prescription of Antibacterial Agents for Acute Upper Respiratory Tract Infections in Beijing, 2010–2012
  • Chapter 3
    Wound Healing and Antibacterial Properties of Methanolic Extract of Pupalia Lappacea Juss in Rats
  • Chapter 4
    Antibacterial Mechanisms Identified through Structural Systems Pharmacology
  • Chapter 5
    Antibacterial and Antibiotic Resistance Modifying Activity of the Extracts from Allanblackia Gabonensis, Combretum Molle and Gladiolus Quartinianus against Gram-Negative Bacteria Including Multi-Drug Resistant Phenotypes
  • Chapter 6
    Antibacterial Effect of Silver (I) Carbohydrate Complexes on Oral Pathogenic Key Species in Vitro
  • Chapter 7
    Antibacterial Performance of Nanocrystallined Titania Confined in Mesoporous Silica Nanotubes
  • Chapter 8
    Evaluation of the Antibacterial Activity of Selected Pakistani Honeys against Multi-Drug Resistant Salmonella Typhi
  • Chapter 9
    In Vitro Antibacterial Activities of Compounds Isolated from Roots of Caylusea Abyssinica
  • Chapter 10
    Microbial Glycolipoprotein‑Capped Silver Nanoparticles as Emerging Antibacterial Agents against Cholera
  • Chapter 11
    Combination of Extracts from Aristolochia Cymbifera with Streptomycin as a Potential Antibacterial Drug
  • Chapter 12
    The Large Scale Antibacterial, Antifungal and Anti-phage Efficiency of Petamcin-A: New Multicomponent Preparation for Skin Diseases Treatment
Readership: Students, academics, teachers and other people attending or interested in the Application of Antibacterial Drug
Arkadiusz Gladki
Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland

Yiqun Wu
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Peking University Health Science Centre, Peking University, China

Roger L. Chang
Department of Systems Biology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA

Victor Kuete
PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of science, University of Dschang, Dschang, Cameroon

Markus Reise
PhD, Department of Conservative Dentistry and Periodontology, Jena University Hospital, Jena, Germany

Magdalena Peruzynska
Department of Pharmacology, Pomeranian Medical University, Szczecin, Poland

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