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Author Cazzola, M.

Title Antibiotics and the Lung : European Respiratory Monograph 28
Published Sheffield : European Respiratory Society Journals, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (277 pages)
Series European Respiratory Monograph ; v.28
European respiratory monograph.
Contents Cover -- Guest editors -- Contents -- Preface -- Introduction -- Chapter 1 -- Interrelationship of pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics: antibiotic dosing for the future -- Chapter 2 -- Intrapulmonary penetration of antimicrobials and implications in the treatment of lower respiratory tract infections -- Chapter 3 -- Interaction of antibacterial agents with host respiratory defences -- Chapter 4 -- Beta-lactams and the lung -- Chapter 5 -- Macrolides and lower respiratory tract infections -- Chapter 6 -- Fluoroquinolones and lower respiratory tract infections
Chapter 14 -- Antibiotic treatment for nosocomial pneumonia -- Chapter 15 -- Pharmacological interactions between antibiotics and other drugs in the treatment of lower respiratory tract infections -- Chapter 16 -- Future antibiotics and current practices for treating respiratory tract infections -- Instructions to authors
Chapter 7 -- Treatment of difficult Gram-positive infections -- Chapter 8 -- The impact of antibiotic resistance in the management of lower respiratory tract infections -- Chapter 9 -- Lower respiratory tract infections: when are antibiotics mandatory? -- Chapter 10 -- Epidemiological impact of antibiotic use/misuse in the community -- Chapter 11 -- Antibiotics and new guidelines for the treatment of lower respiratory tract infections -- Chapter 12 -- Are antibiotics useful in acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis? -- Chapter 13 -- Cost-effective antibiotic management of community acquired pneumonia
Summary To serve its primary function of gas exchange, the lung is the organ with the largest epithelial surface area in continuous contact with the external environment. The upper and lower airways of humans are repeatedly exposed to airborne particles and microorganisms. Infectious respiratory disorders are therefore an important part of our daily activities as practising physicians. Furthermore, the management of these infectious diseases continues to evolve. Physicians are continuously confronted with new challenges in the cost-effective management of these infectious diseases. Antibiotic treatmen
Notes Description based upon print version of record
Form Electronic book
Author Blasi, Francesco, 1959-
Ewig, S.
ISBN 1904097928