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Title Management of antimicrobials in infectious diseases : impact of antibiotic resistance / Arch G. Mainous III, Claire Pomeroy, editors
Edition Second edition
Published Totowa, N.J. : Humana Press, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 412 pages) : illustrations
Series Infectious disease
Infectious disease (Totowa, N.J.)
Contents Antibiotic Resistance and Implications for the Appropriate Use of Antimicrobial Agents -- Antimicrobial Resistance Among Epidemiologically Important Gram-Positive Bacteria -- Gram-Negative Bacteria -- Tuberculosis -- Community-Acquired Viral Infections -- Influenza -- Invasive Fungal Infections -- Upper Respiratory Infections and Acute Bronchitis -- Pneumonia -- Urinary Tract Infections -- Sexually Transmitted Diseases -- Gastrointestinal Tract Infections -- Endocarditis -- Infections of the Central Nervous System -- Uncomplicated Skin and Soft Tissue Infections -- Septic Arthritis and Osteomyelitis -- Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV): Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) -- Strategies for Optimal Antimicrobial Use -- Infections in the Immunocompromised Host -- Future Trends in Antimicrobial Use
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Communicable diseases -- Treatment.
Communicable diseases -- Chemotherapy.
Anti-infective agents.
Infection -- drug therapy.
Anti-Infective Agents -- therapeutic use.
Communicable Diseases -- drug therapy.
Form Electronic book
Author Mainous, Arch G.
Pomeroy, Claire, 1955-
ISBN 9781603272391 (electronic bk.)
1603272399 (electronic bk.)