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Title Essentials of clinical infectious diseases / [edited by] William F. Wright
Published New York : Demos Medical, [2013]
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Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Contributors; Preface; Acknowledgments; Part I. Introduction to Clinical Infectious Diseases; 1. Introduction to Infectious Disease; 2. Introduction to Antimicrobial Agents; I. Introduction; II. Antibacterial Antimicrobials; III. Antifungal Antimicrobials; IV. Antiparasitic Antimicrobials; V. Antiviral Antimicrobials; Bibliography; 3. Introduction to Medical Microbiology; I. Introduction; II. General Principles; III. Types of Tests Commonly Used in the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory; IV. Summary; Bibliography
II. Microbial Causes of Central Catheter InfectionsIII. Clinical Manifestations of Catheter Infections; IV. Approach to the Patient; V. Laboratory Studies; VI. Radiologic Studies; VII. Prevention; VIII. Treatment; Bibliography; Prat IV. Approach to Pulmonary Infections; 10. Pneumonia; I. Introduction; II. Microbiology of Pneumonia; III. Clinical Manifestations; IV. Approach to the Patient; V. Diagnostic Criteria; VI. Management; VII. Prevention; Bibliography; 11. Empyema; I. Introduction; II. Microbiology of Empyema; III. Clinical Manifestations of Empyema; IV. Approach to the Patient
Part II. Approach to Fever and Leukocytosis4. Fever of Unknown Origin; I. Introduction; II. Causes of FUO; III. Clinical Manifestations of FUO; IV. Approach to the Patient with FUO; V. Treatment; Bibliography; 5. Leukocytosis; I. Introduction; II. Neutrophilia; III. Lymphocytosis; IV. Monocytosis; V. Eosinophilia; VI. Basophilia; Bibliography; Part III. Approach to Bloodstream and Cardiovascular Infections; 6. Endocarditis; I. Introduction; II. Risk Factors for Infective Endocarditis; III. Clinical Manifestations of Infective Endocarditis; IV. Microbiologic Causes of Endocarditis
V. Complications of EndocarditisVI. Approach to the Patient; VII. Treatment; Bibliography; 7. Myocarditis; I. Introduction; II. Causes of Myocarditis; III. Pathophysiology of Myocarditis; IV. Clinical Manifestations of Myocarditis; V. Approach to the Patient; VI. Treatment; Bibliography; 8. Nonvalvular Intravascular Device Infections; I. Introduction; II. Epidemiology; III. Risk Factors and Pathogenesis; IV. Microbiology; V. Clinical Manifestations; VI. Approach to the Patient; VII. Treatment; Bibliography; 9. Infections Involving Intravascular Catheters; I. Introduction
V. Diagnostic Criteria for EmpyemaVI. Management of Empyema; Bibliography; 12. Lung Abscess; I. Introduction; II. Pathogenesis; III. Microbiology of Lung Abscess; IV. Clinical Manifestations of Lung Abscess; V. Approach to the Patient; VI. Management of Lung Abscess; VII. Prognosis; Bibliography; 13. Tuberculosis; I. Introduction; II. Microbiology; III. Clinical Manifestations of Tuberculosis Disease; IV. Approach to the Patient; V. Diagnosis of Tuberculosis Disease; VI. Screening and Diagnosis of Latent Tuberculosis Infection; VII. Management of Tuberculosis; VIII. Prevention of Tuberculosis
Summary This quick-reference handbook on clinical infectious diseases is intended for a broad medical audience. Written in outline format with 45 short focused chapters covering core infectious disease topics, the book provides a basic introduction to identifying and managing commonly encountered problems. Organized by system, each section begins with a general framework covering clinical presentation, laboratory and diagnostic evaluation, and empirical antibiotic therapy. Individual chapters within sections are devoted to particular problems and cover pathogenesis and risk factors, microbial causes
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Communicable diseases -- Diagnosis.
Communicable diseases -- Treatment.
Communicable diseases.
Anti-Infective Agents -- therapeutic use.
Bacterial Infections -- diagnosis.
Bacterial Infections -- drug therapy.
Communicable Diseases -- diagnosis.
Communicable Diseases -- drug therapy.
Form Electronic book
Author Wright, William F. (William Floyd)
ISBN 1617051535 (electronic bk.)
9781617051531 (electronic bk.)