Disinfection, Sterilization, and Preservation

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Seymour Stanton Block
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Jan 1, 2001 - Medical - 1481 pages
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Now in its thoroughly revised, updated Fifth Edition, this volume is a comprehensive, practical reference on contemporary methods of disinfection, sterilization, and preservation and their medical, surgical, and public health applications. More than a third of this edition's chapters cover subjects never addressed in previous editions. New topics covered include recently identified pathogens, microbial biofilms, use of antibiotics as antiseptics, synergism between chemical microbicides, pulsed-light sterilization of pharmaceuticals, and new methods for medical waste management. Close attention is given to infection control problems posed by endoscopes, implants, prostheses, and organ transplantation and to prevention of opportunistic infections in immunocompromised patients.

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Contents

Definition of Terms
19
Principles of Antimicrobial Activity and Resistance
31
Physical Factors Influencing the Activity of Antimicrobial Agents
57
Kinetics of the Inactivation of Microorganisms
65
Principles of the Thermal Destruction of Microorganisms
79
Chlorine and Chlorine Compounds 135
143
George R Dychdala
159
Peroxygen Compounds
185
PulsedLight Disinfection of Water and Sterilization of BlowFill
765
Sterile Filtration of Liquids and Gases
795
Disinfection by Ultraviolet Irradiation
823
Development of Nonthermal Methods for Microbial Control
853
Chemical Disinfection of Medical and Surgical Materials
881
Surgical Antisepsis
919
Practical Applications in Infection Control
935
Epidemiology and Prevention of Nosocomial Infections
945

Disinfection and Sterilization Using Ozone
205
Chlorine Dioxide
215
Alcohols
229
Phenolic Compounds
255
SurfaceActive Agents
283
Chlorhexidine
321
Gaseous Chemical Sterilization
337
Glutaraldehyde
361
Nitrogen Compounds
383
Use of Metals as Microbicides in Preventing Infections in Healthcare
415
New and Developing Chemical Antimicrobials
431
Antibiotics Used as Disinfectants and Antiseptics
445
Synergism in Disinfectant Formulation
459
Formulation of Sanitizers and Disinfectants
473
Control of Staphylococcus aureus and Enterococcal Infections
491
Control of Legionella
505
Mycobacterial Disinfection
513
Chemical Sporicidal and Sporostatic Agents
529
Principles of Viral Control and Transmission
543
Disinfection and Control
573
Measures for Disinfection and Control of Viral Hepatitis
585
Fungistatic and Fungicidal Compounds for Human Pathogens
617
Antiprotozoan and Anthelmintic Agents
641
Prions
659
Prevention Control and Removal
675
Emerging Infectious Diseases
685
Sterilization by Heat
695
Sterilization and Preservation by Radiation Sterilization
729
Sterilization Processes Utilizing LowTemperature Plasma
747
Medical Device Infections
957
Infection Control with Endoscopes
967
Medical Applications of Peracetic Acid
979
Infection Prevention for Skin and Burns
997
Aseptic and Antiseptic Treatment of Donated and Living Engineered Organs
1011
Drinking Water Recreational Water and Wastewater
1023
Sterilization Disinfection and Asepsis in Dentistry
1049
Disinfection and Disease Prevention in Veterinary Medicine
1069
Disinfection of Contact Lenses
1105
Hazard of Infectious Agents in Microbiologic Laboratories
1115
An Overview of Facilities for the Control of Microbial Agents
1123
Efficient and Effective Management
1139
Protection Against Biological Warfare Agents
1161
Food and WaterInfective Microorganisms
1169
Prevention of Infection from Food and Water
1191
Chemical Disinfection of Microbial Contaminants on Surfaces
1205
Survival of Microorganisms in the Environment
1221
Microorganisms and BuildingRelated Illnesses
1243
Preservation and Microbiological Attributes
1263
Regulation of Antimicrobial Pesticides in the United States
1283
Federal Regulation of Liquid Chemical Germicides
1293
Methods of Testing Disinfectants
1305
Methods of Testing Oral and Topical Antiseptics and Antimicrobials
1329
Validation of Sterilization Processes and Sporicide Testing
1361
Methods of Testing Fungicides
1383
Methods of Testing Protozoacides and Antihelmintics
1413
Biocide Susceptibility Testing of Biofilms
1429
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About the author (2001)

Seymour S. Block is Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering at the University of Florida and a past president of the American Chemical Society.
Santiago A. Tavares is Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering at the University of Florida.

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