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Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics

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ISBN-10: 3764365919

ISBN-13: 9783764365912

Edition: 2003

Authors: A. R. Ronald, D. E. Low

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The quinolones are making a significant contribution to patient care and have added a new dimension to antibacterial therapy. During the last decade, they became important agents for treating hospital-acquired infections. This volume covers their mechanisms of action, resistance mechanisms and epidemiology, pharmacokinetics, safety and clinical applications. Their effectiveness for respiratory, urinary, sexually transmitted, skin, soft tissue, bone and joint infections, infections of the eyes, ears, nose and throat, and less common infections such as mycobacterial, Brucella and others are reviewed. Also described is their use in pediatric, oncology and immunocompromised patients. The…    
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Book details

List price: $179.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Springer Basel AG
Publication date: 4/1/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 261
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

List of contributors
The history of quinolones
Structure-activity relationships of quinolones
Epidemiology and mechanisms of resistance
Improved safety profile of newer fluoroquinolones
Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics (PK/PD) of fluoroquinolones: tools for combating bacteria and preventing resistance
Fluoroquinolones in urinary tract infection
The quinolones and sexually transmitted infections
Gastrointestinal and intraabdominal infections
The quinolones in otitis media and upper respiratory infections
Quinolones in pneumonia
Fluoroquinolones for the treatment of respiratory tract infections other than pneumonia
Quinolones for the treatment of skin, soft tissue, bone and prosthetic joint infections
The role of fluoroquinolones in the therapy and prophylaxis of neutropenic patients with cancer
Less usual indications: Mycobacterial, Brucella, Yersinia, Francisella and other infections
The quinolones: future prospects