Clinical Infectious Diseases

Clinical Infectious Diseases : A Practical Approach

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Until now, those in need of information on infectious diseases had to choose between encyclopedic reference texts or the infectious diseases sections in standard textbooks in internal medicine. Now there is a better alternative-Clinical Infectious Diseases fills the long-standing need for a practical yet comprehensive work that offers easy, convenient access to the topic. Of interest to internists, infectious disease specialists, and residents in training, the book is structured to give the reader essential information about the etiology and pathogenesis of various infectious diseases, and focuses on the clinical issues of managing, diagnosing, and treating patients with all types of infection. The editors and contributors are internationally known and recognized experts, and aim to validate the increasingly universal approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of infections worldwide. Emphasizing the clinical presentation of the patient by organ-system, diagnostic considerations including geographic, anatomic and microbiologic concerns, are addressed in detail. Diagnostic algorithms are provided, and specific choices of antimicrobial therapy are discussed and compiled in a user-friendly tabular format. Preventive measures for different types of infections are also addressed. Sections devoted to infections in special patient/risk groups, such as the post operative patient, the patient with immunodeficiency, the trauma patient, and the burn patient are included, as well as coverage of infections of travelers to tropical countries, and patients who have been bitten or scratched by animals or insects. A detailed presentation on HIV infection includes discussions of epidemiology, pathogenesis, immunology, clinical manifestations and antiviral treatment, as well as management of opportunistic more

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  • Paperback | 1040 pages
  • 213.36 x 274.32 x 40.64mm | 2,313.31g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • 8 pp colour photographs and numerous figures
  • 0195143493
  • 9780195143492

Review quote

This new text presents updated and valuable information to the clinician and brings to the forefront issues important for diagnosing and managing infectious diseases in an era of competing demands on resources and rapidly evolving health-care delivery systems....The editors and contributors to this book have successfully presented the diagnosis, management, and prevention of infectious diseases in a context that promotes the best of patient care and outcome. * Emerging Infectious Diseases * The editors and contributors have succeeded in producing a book that makes fascinating reading, with a wealth of easily digestable information....It is an easy and excellent reference guide for infectious diseases and tempting to dip into over and over again. * Clinical and Investigative Medicine *show more

About R.K. Root

Richard Root, M.D., is Professor and Vice Chairman of the Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, and Chief of the Medical Service, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle.Francis Waldvogel, M.D., is Chairman of the Department of Medicine at the University of Geneva, more

Table of contents

Preface ; 1. Historical Notes ; 2. Infectious Diseases: An Overview ; Part I: Pathophysiology of Infectious Diseases ; 3. Pathophysiology of Bacteria and Bacterial Diseases ; 4. Pathophysiology of Viruses and Viral Diseases ; 5. Introduction to Parasitic Protozoa and Helminths ; 6. Introduction to Fungi and Fungal Diseases ; 7. Epidemiology of Clinical Infectious Diseases ; 8. Epidemiology and Control of Infectious Diseases in Health Care Facilities ; 9. Host Responses to Infection: Fever, Hyperthermia and Hypothermia ; 10. Host Responses to Infection: The Acute Inflammatory Response ; 11. Host Responses to Infection: The Specific Immune Response ; Part II: Diagnostic Methods in Infectious Disease ; 12. Modern Imaging Techniques in Infectious Disease ; 13. Hematologic Alterations in Infectious Disease Patients ; 14. Metabolic and Endocrine Alterations in Infectious Disease Patients ; 15. Specimen Management and Rapid Detection of Infectious Agents ; 16. Clinical Bacteriology ; 17. Clinical Virology ; 18. Clinical Mycology ; 19. Clinical Parasitology ; 20. Rickettsia and Chlamydia ; Part III: Anti-Microbial Drugs: Principles and Usage ; 21. Mechanisms of Antimicrobial Action and Resistance ; 22. Pharmacology of Antimicrobials ; 23. Antimicrobial Toxicities and Drug Interaction ; 24. Selection of Antimicrobials for Treatment ; 25. OPutpatient Parenteral Therapy of Serious Infections ; 26. Control of Antimicrobial Usage ; 27. Penicillins ; 28. Cephalosporins ; 29. Other Beta-Lactam Antibiotics: Penems and Carpapenems, Monobactums ; 30. Aminoglycosides ; 31. Glygopeptides ; 32. Macrolides/Clindamycin ; 33. Tertracyclines, Chloramphenicol ; 34. Fluoroquinolones ; 35. Sulfanomiodes and Trimethoprim ; 36. Miscellaneous Antibacterial Drugs ; 37. Antimycobacterial Drugs ; 38. Antimicrobial Therapy for Bacterial Diseases ; 39. Antiviral Drugs and Therapy ; 40. Antiparasitic Drugs and Therapy ; 41. Antifungal Drugs ; 42. Selection of Antifungal Drugs for Deep Mycoses ; Part IV: Vaccines and Immunomodulatory Agents ; 43. Principles of Vaccine development and Immunoprophylaxis ; 44. Passive Immunoprophylaxis and Treatment ; 45. Specific Vaccines ; 46. Growth Factores, Immunomodulators and Cytokines ; Part V: Infectious Disease Syndromes ; 47. Approach to the Patient with Fever: Acute Febrile Illness ; 48. Fever in Hospitalized Patients ; 49. Fever of Unknown Origin ; 50. Bacteremia, Sepsis, and Septic Shock ; 51. Infections with Rash ; 52. Cellulitis and Abscesses ; 53. Infectious Diseases with Lymphadenopathy or Lymphadenitis ; 54. Upper Respiratory Tract Infections ; 55. Bronchitis and Bronchiectasis ; 56. Acute Pneumonia ; 57. Cavitary Pumonary Disease ; 58. Diffuse Pulmonary Infiltrates and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) ; 59. Plewuris and Empyema ; 60. Intraoral Infections ; 61. Diarrhea and Gastroenteritis ; 62. Hepatitis ; 63. Pyogenic Biliary Tract and Hepatic Infections ; 64. Infectious Complications of Pancreatitis ; 65. Peritonitis and Intra-abdominal Abscesses ; 66. Infective Endocarditis ; 67. Intravenous Catheter-related Infections, Suppurative Thrombophlebitis and Mycotic Aneurysms: Diagnosis, Risk Factors, and Management ; 68. Myocarditis, Pericarditis ; 69. Acute and Chronic Urinary Tract Infections ; 70. Gential Ulcer Disease and Syphilis ; 71. Urethritis, Epididyimitis, Orchitis, Prostatitis ; 72. Vulvovaginitis, Cervicitis, and Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) ; 73. Meningitis ; 74. Encephalitis ; 75. Infections Associated with Myelopathy, Radiculopathy, and Neuropathy ; 76. Focal Central Nervous System Infections ; 77. Ocular and Periocular Infections ; 78. Osteomyelitis ; 79. Infectious and Post-Infectious Arthritis ; 80. Myositis and Fasciitis ; 81. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome ; Part VI: Infections in Special Pateint/Risk Groups ; 82. Post-Surgical Wouond Infections ; 83. Burn Infections ; 84. Infections Complicating Traumatic Injury ; 85. Prosthetic Device Infections ; 86. Infection in the Immunodeficient Patient ; 87. Infection in the Organ Transplant Recipient ; 88. Infection in the Bone Marrow Transplant Recipient ; 89. Infection in the Malnourished Patient ; 90. Intravenous Drug Abuse and Infection ; 91. Alcohol Abuse, Host Defenses and Infection ; 92. Fever in Travelers to Tropical Countries ; 93. Diarrhea in Travelers to Tropical Countries ; 94. Eosinophilia in Travelers to Tropical Countries ; 95. Infections after Animal Bites and Scratches ; 96. Ectoparasite-Related Infections ; Part VII: HIV Infection and AIDS ; 97. Epidemiology and Prevention ; 98. Pathogenesis: Molecular Biology and Virology of HIV ; 99. Immunology ; 100. Clinical Manifestations of HIV Infections and AIDS ; 101. Antiretrovial Therapy ; 102. Therapy of Opportunistic Infections ; 103. Vaccinesshow more