Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases

ISBN-10: 0443066434
ISBN-13: 9780443066436
Edition: 6th 2005 (Revised)
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Description: This work provides comprehensive coverage of the epidemiology, aetiology, pathology, microbiology, immunology and treatment of infectious agents.

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Book details

List price: $373.00
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 10/22/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 4016
Size: 9.50" wide x 12.25" long x 5.50" tall
Weight: 19.734
Language: English

This work provides comprehensive coverage of the epidemiology, aetiology, pathology, microbiology, immunology and treatment of infectious agents.

Basic Principles in the Diagnosis and Management of Infectious Diseases
Microbial Virulence Factors
A Molecular Perspective of Microbial Pathogenicity
Microbial Adherence
Toxins
Host Defense Mechanisms
Innate (General or Nonspecific) Host Defense Mechanisms
Human Genetics and Infection
Antibodies
Complement
Granulocytic Phagocytes
Cell-Mediated Defense against Infection
Nutrition, Immunity, and Infection
Evaluation of the Patient with Suspected Immunodeficiency
Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases
Epidemiologic Principles
Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Disease Threats
Hospital Preparedness for Emerging and Highly Contagious Infections Diseases: Getting Ready for SARS or Whatever Comes Next
The Clinician and the Microbiology Laboratory
Anti-Infective Therapy
Principles of Anti-infective Therapy
Molecular Mechanisms of Antibiotic Resistance in Bacteria
Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of Anti-infective Agents
Penicillins
Cephalosporins
Other b-Lactam Antibiotics
b-Lactam Allergy
Fusidic Acid
Aminoglycosides
Tetracyclines and Chloramphenicol
Rifamycins
Metronidazole
Macrolides, Clindamycin, and Ketolides
Glycopeptides (Vancomycin and Teicoplanin), Streptogramins (Quinupristin-Dalfopristin), and Lipopeptides (Daptomycin)
Polymyxins (Polymixin B and Colistin)
Oxazolidinones
Sulfonamides and Trimethoprim
Quinolones
Urinary Tract Agents: Nitrofurantoin and Methenamine
Topical Antibacterials
Antimycobacterial Agents
Systemic Antifungal Agents
Antiviral Drugs (Other Than Antiretrovirals)
Immunomodulators
Hyperbaric Oxygen
Agents Active against Parasites and Pneumocystis
Complementary and Alternative Medicines for Infectious Diseases
Antimicrobial Management and Cost Containment
Interpretating the Results of Clinical Trials on Antimicrobial Agents
Outpatient Intravenous Antibiotic Therapy
Tables of Antimicrobial Agent Pharmacology
Major Clinical Syndromes
Fever
Temperature Regulation and the Pathogenesis of Fever
Fever of Unknown Origin
The Acutely Ill Patient with Fever and Rash
Upper Respiratory Tract Infections
The Common Cold
Pharyngitis
Acute Laryngitis
Acute Laryngotracheobronchitis (Croup)
Otitis Externa, Otitis Media, and Mastoiditis
Sinusitis
Epiglottitis
Infections of the Oral Cavity, Neck, and Head
Pleuropulmonary and Bronchial Infections
Acute Bronchitis
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Bronchitis, and Acute Exacerbations
Bronchiolitis
Acute Pneumonia
Pleural Effusion and Empyema
Lung Abscess
Chronic Pneumonia
Cystic Fibrosis
Urinary Tract Infection
Urinary Tract Infections
Sepsis
Sepsis, Severe Sepsis, and Septic Shock
Interabdominal Infection
Peritonitis and Intraperitoneal Abscesses
Infections of the Liver and Biliary System
Pancreatic Infections
Splenic Abscess
Appendicitis
Diverticulitis and Typhlitis
Cardiovascular Infections
Endocarditis and Intravascular Infections
Infections of Prosthetic Valves and Other Cardiovascular Devices
Prophylaxis of Infective Endocarditis
Myocarditis and Pericarditis
Mediastinitis
Central Nervous System Infections
Approach to the Patient with Central Nervous System Infection
Acute Meningitis
Cerebrospi

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