antimicrobial

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an agent (as heat or radiation or a chemical) that destroys microorganisms that might carry disease

capable of destroying or inhibiting the growth of disease-causing microorganisms

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Key players in the regulation, supply and use of antimicrobial agents at farm level were consulted throughout the process to ensure the guide is robust.
All antimicrobial agents can select for microbes displaying spontaneous resistance as well as mutants that have acquired resistance by transfer from other microbes.
aeruginosa will not be available in the foreseeable future, thus continuous surveillance of the development of resistance to current therapeutic agents is vital as is the appropriate utilization of antimicrobial agents to minimize the development of resistance.
Other antimicrobial agent resistance monitoring programs are now established in other countries: Norway (Usage of Antimicrobial Agents and Occurrence of Antimicrobial Resistance in Norway [NORM/NORM-VET]) (5), Sweden (Swedish Veterinary Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring [SVARM] and Report on Swedish Antibiotic Utilisation and Resistance in Human Medicine [SWEDRES])(6), the Netherlands (Monitoring of Antimicrobial Resistance and Antibiotic Usage in Animals in the Netherlands [MARAN] and Consumption of Antimicrobial Agents and Antimicrobial Resistance among Medically Important Bacteria in the Netherlands [NETHMAP]) (7,8), Canada (Canadian Integrated Program for Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance [CIPARS]) (9), and the United States (National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System.
Devices incorporating antimicrobial agents that have been cleared by the FDA include intravascular, urinary, and ventricular catheters, which are associated with device-related infections, and wound care products.
A Ideally, the selection of appropriate antimicrobial agents for testing and reporting, regardless of the particular microorganism, should be made in consultation with the infectious disease division, the pharmacy, and the pharmacy and therapeutics committee.
Administering the appropriate antimicrobial agent has been historically problematic.
Growing demand for antimicrobial agents in thermoplastic elastomers and engineering thermoplastics has led RTP Co.
Antimicrobial agents are considered pesticides under FIFRA and, as such, the Act requires that they be registered with EPA to ensure that they do not contain substances or are not used in ways that could harm human health or the environment.
Food-borne illnesses caused by cyclospora infection - the bacteria responsible for the recent Guatemalan raspberry scare - are on the rise, an infectious-disease expert said at the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy in Toronto.
The program was introduced today prior to the 34th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC).
The AIGISRx Envelope is specifically designed to stabilize pacemakers and implantable defibrillators while also releasing antimicrobial agents to help provide protection from microbial colonization of the device during surgical implantation.
Reducing the economic effects of CVCs is important, but I believe clinicians should use oral antimicrobial agents more often in place of intravenous (IV) antimicrobial therapy.
Coverage also includes antimicrobial agents in the advanced stages of development, products used on animals, unexplored agents, and those for which development has ceased.
Clinical microbiologists, at the vanguard of this confrontation with antimicrobial resistance, find themselves in sentinel positions, because their labs are the first to identify and confirm detection of microorganisms unlikely to respond to treatment with particular antimicrobial agents.
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