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TitleManagement of Antimicrobials in Infectious Diseases [electronic resource] : Impact of Antibiotic Resistance / edited by Arch G. Mainous, Claire Pomeroy
ImprintTotowa, NJ : Humana Press : Imprint: Humana Press, 2001
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Descript XIV, 350 p. online resource


Optimal antimicrobial use is essential in this era of escalating antibiotic resistance. Clinicians, particularly those on the frontlines of care, need an understanding of the management of common infectious diseases and the appropriate use of antimicrobials in the context of resistant pathogens. In Management of Antimicrobials in Infectious Diseases, Arch Mainous, PhD and Claire Pomeroy, MD and a group of antimicrobial experts and experienced clinicians provide an eminently practical summary of the most effective evidence-based antimicrobial treatments encountered in both the hospital and outpatient settings. At the forefront of this book is the clinical impact of appropriate diagnosis and treatment, as well as an emphasis on the newer aspects of infectious disease management necessitated by the increasing problem of resistant pathogens. Further, the book provides useful information on major pathogens to help practicing clinicians not only diagnose but treat effectively infections and their concomitant complications. Multidisciplinary and highly practical, Management of Antimicrobials in Infectious Diseases offers busy clinicians, nurse practitioners, as well as residents and medical students a comprehensive and informed guide for management and treatment in the contemporary environment fraught with resistant pathogens


I Introduction -- 1 Antibiotic Resistance and Implications for the Appropriate Use of Antimicrobial Agents -- II Significant Pathogens -- 2 Gram-Positive Bacteria -- 3 Gram-Negative Bacteria -- 4 Viruses -- 5 Human Immunodeficiency Virus / Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome -- 6 Fungal Infections -- III Management of Infectious Diseases -- 7 Upper Respiratory Infections and Acute Bronchitis -- 8 Diagnosis and Management of Pneumonia -- 9 Tuberculosis -- 10 Current Cost-Effective Management of Urinary Tract Infections -- 11 Sexually Transmitted Diseases -- 12 Gastrointestinal Tract Infections -- 13 Endocarditis -- 14 Infections of the Central Nervous System -- 15 Common Infections of the Skin and Bone -- IV Special Considerations -- 16 Strategies for Optimal Antimicrobial Use -- 17 Antimicrobial Resistant Flora in the Hospital -- 18 Infections in the Immunocompromised Host -- 19 Future Trends in Antimicrobial Use

Medicine Infectious diseases Bacteriology Medicine & Public Health Infectious Diseases Bacteriology


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