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Recent evidence suggests an increasing rate of antimicrobial resistant pathogens throughout the world. Pathogens like Staphylococcus aureus are showing substantial prevalence of resistance to antibiotics.
Thus, we think that given these developments, clinicians would welcome an updated version of this book. A resource indicating appropriate, evidence-based antimicrobial treatment of infectious diseases encountered in both the hospital and outpatient settings would be of significant value to practicing clinicians. The book would focus on the clinical importance of appropriate diagnosis and…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
Recent evidence suggests an increasing rate of antimicrobial resistant pathogens throughout the world. Pathogens like Staphylococcus aureus are showing substantial prevalence of resistance to antibiotics.

Thus, we think that given these developments, clinicians would welcome an updated version of this book. A resource indicating appropriate, evidence-based antimicrobial treatment of infectious diseases encountered in both the hospital and outpatient settings would be of significant value to practicing clinicians. The book would focus on the clinical importance of appropriate diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases particularly in terms of antibiotic-resistance. The resource would be valuable to countless numbers of junior-level practitioners (residents, nurse practitioners, physician-assistants). Moreover, the book could be a resource for generalists as well as infectious disease specialists.


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  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Springer-Verlag GmbH
  • Erscheinungstermin: 04.02.2010
  • Englisch
  • ISBN-13: 9781603272391
  • Artikelnr.: 37339357
Inhaltsangabe
Table of Contents: Overview (J. Todd Weber) Chapter 1 - Importance and Implications of Appropriate Use of Antimicrobials/Principles 1. Epidemiology of resistant pathogens 2. Implications for morbidity and mortality 3. Issues in measurement and surveillance 4. Challenges to infection control 5. Impact of antimicrobial use on developing resistance 6. Importance of vectors beyond physician prescription (OTC antibiotics, antibacterial soaps and other household products, and animal feed). Significant Pathogens (Laurel Prehien - to be confirmed) Chapter 2 - Gram-positive bacteria 1. Streptococcus pneumoniae 2. Enterococci 3. Staphylococcus aureus 4. Other gram-positive bacteria Chapter 3 - Gram-negative bacteria 1. Enteric gram - negatives 2. Salmonella 3. Gonococcus/meningococcus 4. Other gram-positive bacteria (Martin Evans) Chapter 4 - Tuberculosis (Preston Church) Chapter 5 - Viruses 1. Herpesviruses 2. SARS 3. Childhood viral diseases 4. Other viral diseases (Claire Pomeroy, Christian Sandrock ) Chapter 6- Influenza 1. Influenza 2. Avian Influenza (Javed Siddiqui) Chapter 7 - Fungi 1. Candida 2. Other fungi (TBN) Chapter 8 - Parasites 1. Malaria 2. Trichomonas 3. Giardia Evidence-Based Management of Infectious Diseases (Arch Mainous, Bill Hueston) Chapter 9 - Upper Respiratory Conditions 1. Adult URI, sinusitis, acute bronchitis, pharyngitis, chronic bronchitis 2. Children URI, otitis media, pharyngitis, purulent rhinitis (Hier Nguyen) Chapter 10 - Pneumonia 1. Community acquired2.Nosocomial (Jim Johnson - to be confirmed) Chapter 11- UTI (Alice Thornton) Chapter 12. STDs 1. GC 2.syphilis 3. Chlamydia 4. Others (Laura Hass) Chapter 13 - Gastrointestinal conditions 1. Peptic ulcer 2. Diarrhea 3. Hepatitis (TBN) Chapter 14 - Endocarditis (Avi Nath- to be confirmed) Chapter 15 - CNS infections 1. Meningitis 2. Encephalitis 3. Abscess 4. Prion diseases (Cassandra Salgado) Chapter 16 - Skin and Bone Infections 1. Skin and soft tissue - inc. necrotizing fasciitis 2. Bone and joint infections (Frank Romanelli) Chapter 17 - HIV Special Considerations (Paul Little and Arch Mainous) Chapter 18 - Strategies for Optimal Antimicrobial Use 1. Practice guidelines 2. Diagnostic tests and cost-effectiveness 3. Profiling and feedback of practices 4. Immunizations (TBN) Chapter 19 - Antimicrobial flora in the hospital (Vicki Morrison - to be confirmed) Chapter 20 - Immunocompromised patients - transplant, post-surgical, spinal cord, burns, elderly (Claire Pomeroy and Arch Mainous) Chapter 21- Future trends
Rezensionen
From the reviews of the second edition:"This book is designed as a resource for those who use evidence-based medicine in the treatment of infectious diseases in both inpatient and outpatient settings....provide in one place a good overview of the problem with sufficient detail to meet its goal as a resource book." -Doody's Health Sciences Book Review Journal"Management of Antimicrobials in Infectious Diseases is primarily focused on providing evidence based clinical recommendations. At the conclusion of each chapter the author or authors present the "Key Points" by providing bulleted highlights they feel are important and allows the reader a process in which to review and retain the topic in a concise manner. . .useful for practicing community pharmacists with a background in infectious diseases, but would not be helpful as a quick reference. Clinical Pharmacy Specialists in infectious disease would benefit most from this textbook. However, clinical pharmacy generalists who treat patients with infections would also benefit from this fine book. Pharmacists who serve on infection control committees would find this book an asset. Other members of infection controls committees would also benefit from this text. For practicing hospital pharmacists and drug information centers Management of Antimicrobials in Infectious Diseases should be added to the reference library as it not only provides excellent recommendations for treating common infectious diseases commonly seen in a hospital setting, but an extensive list of reference articles for each chapter as well. Clinical pharmacists may find this textbook useful when researching a specific disease treatment." -Journal of Pharmacy Practice"This book emphasizes the importance of taking into account the development of resistance to antimicrobials. Several chapters appropriately emphasize the effects of the addition of antibiotics to livestock feeds and processed meat products. The antibiotics used in such processes, ...It is well suited for microbiologists and infectious disease clinicians interested in basic science aspects of antibiotic resistance...Mainous and Pomeroy's book is important because it is more likely to be read by practitioners prescribing antibiotics than are the other two more specialized texts. Infectious disease clinicians interested in antimicrobials or the emergence of antimicrobial resistance often fail to communicate the significance of their basic science findings to their colleagues who work in the clinical setting...Pomeroy's book, although basic and not perfect, nonetheless reminds the practitioners who prescribe most of the antibiotics used in the world that, before they select an antibiotic to treat a particular patient, they should carefully consider the agent's potential to foster the emergence of resistance...Importantly, it is addressed to clinicians, who are the main prescribers of antibiotics worldwide...Drs. Mainous and Pomeroy are to be congratulated for making an important attempt to reach those whose prescribing habits will influence resistance trends." - Clinical Infectious Diseases"The distinguished contributors provide a practical summary of the most effective evidence-based antimicrobial treatments encountered in both hospital and outpatient settings and emphasize the influence of appropriate diagnosis and treatment. Increasing problems with resistant pathogens are troublesome to comprehensive therapists, both for outpatients and for hospitalized patients ... receiving the greater attention. ... 'A myriad or new or increased disease management issues with implications for antibiotic resistance have appeared upon the landscape and many continue to challenge us. Consequently this book has been updated substantially.'" (William H. Wehrmacher and Harry Messmore, Comprehensive Therapy, August, 2010)"This is a relatively expensive mini-textbook on infectious diseases. The information contained therein is generally accurate ... the leve…mehr