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TitleInfectious Disease in the Aging [electronic resource] : A Clinical Handbook / edited by Thomas T. Yoshikawa, Dean C. Norman
ImprintTotowa, NJ : Humana Press : Imprint: Humana Press, 2001
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Descript XIV, 336 p. 19 illus. in color. online resource


Because aging is accompanied by a steady decline in resistance to infectious diseases, the diagnosis and treatment of these diseases in the elderly is not only much more complex, but also often quite different from that for younger patients. In the second edition of Infectious Disease in the Aging: A Clinical Handbook, a panel of well known and highly experienced geriatric physicians and infectious disease experts review the most important common infections affecting the elderly and delineate their well-proven diagnostic, therapeutic, and preventive techniques. Among the illnesses discussed are urinary tract infections, pneumonia, ocular infections, tuberculosis, and fungal and viral infections. In addition, there are detailed discussions of sepsis, infective endocarditis, intraabdominal infections, bacterial meningitis, osteomyelitis and septic arthritis, and prosthetic device infections


1 Epidemiology of Aging and Infectious Diseases -- 2 Factors Predisposing to Infection -- 3 Clinical Features of Infections -- 4 Principles of Antimicrobial Therapy -- 5 Sepsis -- 6 Bronchitis and Pneumonia -- 7 Tuberculosis -- 8 Infective Endocarditis -- 9 Intraabdominal Infections -- 10 Urinary Tract Infection -- 11 Bacterial Meningitis -- 12 Osteomyelitis and Septic Arthritis -- 13 Skin and Soft-Tissue Infections -- 14 Orofacial and Odontogenic Infections -- 15 Otitis Externa, Otitis Media, and Sinusitis -- 16 Ocular Infections -- 17 Prosthetic Device Infections -- 18 Fungal Infections -- 19 Viral Infections -- 20 Infections and Infection Control in the Long-Term Care Setting -- 21 Multi-Drug Resistant Organisms in Long-Term Care Facilities -- 22 Infections in Diabetics -- 23 Vaccinations -- 24 Nutrition and Infection -- 25 Sexually Transmitted Diseases -- 26 Infectious Diseases and Aging: Considerations and Directions for the Future

Medicine Geriatrics Epidemiology Medicine & Public Health Geriatrics/Gerontology Epidemiology


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