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Antibiotic Materials in Healthcare - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128200544, 9780128225363

Antibiotic Materials in Healthcare

1st Edition

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Editors: Varaprasad Kokkarachedu Vimala Kanikireddy Rotimi Sadiku
Paperback ISBN: 9780128200544
eBook ISBN: 9780128225363
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 21st May 2020
Page Count: 346
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Antibiotic Materials in Healthcare provides significant information on antibiotic related issues, accurate solutions, and recent investigative information for health-related applications. In addition, the book addresses the design and development of antibiotics with advanced (physical, chemical and biological) properties, an analysis of materials, in vivo and in vitro applications, and their biomedical applications for healthcare.

Key Features

  • Provides information on all aspects of antibiotic related issues
  • Offers a balanced synthesis of basic and clinical science for each individual case, presenting clinical courses and detailed microbiological information for each infection
  • Describes the prevalence and incidence of global issues and current therapeutic approaches


Researchers and postgraduate students in applied microbiology, medicine, material and polymer science, nanotechnology and biomedicine

Table of Contents

  1. Antibiotic Nanomaterials
    Kokkarachedu Varaprasad, Chandrasekaran Karthikeyan, Vimala Kanikireddy, Dariela Núñez, Emmanuel Rotimi Sadiku and Rodrigo Briones
    2. Therapeutic Efficacy of Antibiotics in the Treatment of Chronic Diseases
    Vuyolwethu Khwaza, Zintle Mbese, Blessing A. Aderibigbe and Opeoluwa O. Oyedeji
    3. Antibiotic Polymer for Biomedical Applications
    Victoria Oluwaseun Fasiku, Daniel Hassan, Shesan John Owonubi, Emmanuel Mukwevho and Jimmy Lolu Olajide
    4. Natural Polymeric Materials as a Vehicle for Antibiotics
    Walther Ide and Yousof Farrag
    5. Biodegradable Antibiotic Importers in Medicine
    Gbolahan Joseph Adekoya, Emmanuel Rotimi Sadiku, Yskander Hamam, Suprakas Sinha Ray, Ehigie David Esezobor, Babatunde Bolasodun, Wakufwa Bonex Mwakikunga, Oluwasegun Chijioke Adekoya, Jimmy Lolu Olajide, Oladipo Folorunso, Olusesan Frank Biotidara, Abayomi Awosanya, Ahamdu, George Apeh, Ebiowei Moses Yibowei, Ugonna Kingsley Ugo, Omonefe Joy Odubunmi, Omondi Vincent Ojijo, Kehinde Williams Kupolati, Oluyemi Ojo Daramola and Idowu David Ibrahim
    6. Biodegradable Antibiotics in Wound Healing
    Daniel Hassan, Victoria Oluwaseun Fasiku, Shadrack Joel Madu and Jamilu Muazu
    7. Antibiotics Encapsulated Scaffolds as Potential Wound Dressings
    B. Buyana, S. Alven, X. Nqoro and Blessing A. Aderibigbe
    8. Recent Progress on Antibiotic Polymer/Metal Nanocomposites for Health Applications
    T.S. Motsoeneng, M.J. Mochane, T.C. Mokhena and Emmanuel Rotimi Sadiku
    9. Antibiotic 3D Printed Materials for Healthcare Applications
    T.C. Mokhena, M.J. John, M.J. Mochane, Emmanuel Rotimi Sadiku, T.S. Motsoeneng, Mtibe and P.C. Tsipa
    10. Inhibition of Bacterial Growth and Removal of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria From Wastewater
    Kehinde Williams Kupolati, A.A. Busari, Emmanuel Rotimi Sadiku, A. Frattari, A.A. Adeboje, C. Kambole, K.S. Mojapelo, M.R. Maite, N. Motsilanyane, W. Bezuidenhout, A.A. Eze, Idowu David Ibrahim, O.O. Ayeleru, T.A. Adegbola, J. Snyman, R.J. Moloisane, M.M. Mokae, J.M. Ndambuki, O. Agboola, Victoria Oluwaseun Fasiku, Oluyemi Oja Daramola, M.S. Onyango, P.A. Olubambi, A.M. Berhe, M. Ndlovu, L. De Villiers, D.A. Branga-Peicu and R.W. Salim
    11. Nosocomial Bacterial Infection of Orthopedic Implants and Antibiotic Hydroxyapatite/Silver-Coated Halloysite Nanotube With Improved Structural Integrity as Potential Prophylaxis
    Jimmy Lolu Olajide, D.A. Desai, J.O. Ajibola, Gbolahan Joseph Adekoya, Oluyemi Ojo Daramola, K.K. Alaneme, Victoria Oluwaseun Fasiku and Emmanuel Rotimi Sadiku
    12. Antibiotics as Emerging Pollutants in Water and Its Treatment
    Mariel Godoy and Julio Sánchez
    13. Aptamer and Riboswitches: A Novel Tool for the Need of New Antimicrobial Active Compounds
    Víctor Díaz-García, BS, PhD and Gerardo Retamal-Morales
    14. The Chemistry and Pharmacology of Antibiotics Used in the Treatment of Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis
    Motshabi Alinah Sibeko, Victor Chike Agbakoba, Jethro Nkomo and Shanganyane Percy Hlangothi
    15. Metal Oxide Nanoparticles: A Welcome Development for Targeting Bacteria
    Victoria Oluwaseun Fasiku, Shesan John Owonubi, Nyemaga Masanje Malima, Daniel Hassan and Neerish Revaprasadu
    16. Metal OxideeBased Nanocomposites as Antimicrobial and Biomedical Agents
    Shesan John Owonubi, Nyemaga Masanje Malima and Neerish Revaprasadu


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About the Editors

Varaprasad Kokkarachedu

Dr. Varaprasad is an Investigator at the Center for Advanced Polymer Research, Concepcion, Chile. He holds a PhD in Hydrogels for Antibacterial Materials in Polymer Science & Tech. He was the recipient of 3 International Postdoctoral Fellowships in Creighton University USA, Tshwane University of Technology SA and Universidad de Concepcion, Chile. During this period, he developed modern antibiotics and biomaterials. He has published over 98 articles, includin, 2 patents, 20 book chapters, and more than 2480 citations. He is the recipient of 7 research grants (2 projects ranked as 1 and 4th). Member in several Societies. He guided for several students in biomaterials filed. His primary objective is to translate primary nanotechnology research results into improved patient care.

Affiliations and Expertise

Center for Advanced Polymer Research, Concepcion, Chile

Vimala Kanikireddy

Rotimi Sadiku

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Chemical, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Tshwane University of Technology

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