A Literature Review of the Practical Application of Bacteriophage Research

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A Literature Review of the Practical Application of Bacteriophage Research

Format:  Hardcover,

292 pages

Publisher: Nova Science Pub Inc

Publish Date: Mar 2012

ISBN-13: 9781621008514

ISBN-10: 1621008517

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Publisher: Nova Science Pub Inc
Publish Date: Mar 2012
ISBN-13: 9781621008514
ISBN-10: 1621008517
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 292
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.63
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 7.1 x 0.9 x 10.2
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Chapter outline

Prefacep. ix
Forewordp. i
Introductionp. iii
Historical Note: Professor George Eliava and the Eliava Institute of Bacteriophagep. v
Animal Studiesp. 1
Phage Therapy in Dermatologyp. 21
Phage Therapy in Surgery and Wound Treatmentp. 29
Phage Therapy against Intestinal Infectionsp. 47
Phage Therapy in Urologyp. 85
Phage Therapy in Gynaecologyp. 89
Phage Therapy in Ophthalmologyp. 93
Combined Phage-and Sero-Therapy (Vaccination) Development of Phage-Vaccinesp. 101
Combined Use of Phages and Antibioticsp. 109
Experience on Prophylactic "Phaging" or Phage Prophylaxisp. 121
Immune Response to Phage Therapyp. 157
Phage Therapy against Septic Infectionsp. 165
Phage Therapy in Veterinaryp. 189
Use of Phage Treatment for Plant Protectionp. 201
Environmental Role of Bacteriophagesp. 209
Phages Potentially Applicable against Bioterrorismp. 231
Methodology for Manufacturing of Bacteriophages on Industrial Scalep. 257
Addendump. 265
Glossaryp. 269
About the Authorp. 279
Acknowledgementsp. 281
Indexp. 283

Book description

Bacteriophage is a live micro-organism, a natural enemy of bacteria. Canadian microbiologist Felix d'Herelle proposed that bacteriophage might be applied to the control of bacterial diseases, however in the West this idea was not explored with the same enthusiasm as in the former Soviet Union and was eventually discarded with the arrival of antibiotics. Phage therapy is successfully used for the treatment of a wide spectrum of bacterial infections. Such experience has now become extremely important with the rapidly-increasing spread of antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections which are almost impossible to overcome these days.

Phage therapy has been considered as an alternative to antibiotic-therapy and it is now attracting global interest. Most of the scientific works in phage therapy were published in Russian and are thus not easily available in the West. This fact inspired the authors to write a book based on the historical publications found in the library of the Eliava Institute.

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