Emerging Issues and Controversies in Infectious Disease
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Emerging Issues and Controversies in Infectious Disease

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In this edition of the Emerging Infectious Diseases of the 21st Century Series, the editor reviews the research, diagnosis, and treatment of some common infections facing researchers, clinicians and family physicians such as sinusitis, otitis media and pertussis in adults. Recent studies and surveys have shown that these conditions are often over diagnosed and treated unnecessarily with antibiotics. The approach and guidelines for diagnosis and management are reviewed in this volume. Other more complicated but less common conditions challenging internists, clinical infectious disease consultants and other specialists are also reviewed (i.e. meningitis, ventilator associated pneumonia, sepsis, hepatitis C, B, etc.).
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  • Hardback | 390 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 25.4mm | 1,650g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 2009 ed.
  • 13 Tables, black and white; XVI, 390 p.
  • 0387848401
  • 9780387848402
  • 2,312,353

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This new volume of the "Emerging Infectious Diseases of the 21st Century" series is an up to date, state-of-the-art review on several important infections challenging clinicians, from the general practitioner to the various subspecialists that deals with infections.



Topics were chosen to address new emerging issues and controversies in clinical infectious Disease:

Issues in Central nervous System Infections Emerging issues in Head & Neck Infections Current issues in Ventilator-associated pneumonia Emerging issues in Pulmonary infections of Cystic fibrosis Re-emergence of childhood respiratory infections in adults New Concepts & emerging issues in sepsis Febrile neutropenia: management issues Emerging issues & trend in Clostriduim difficile colitis Probiotics in Infections Disease Device Related Infections Current concepts of orthopedic implants and prosthetic joint infections Combination antimicrobial therapies
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Table of contents

Bacterial and Fungal Infections.- Issues in Central Nervous System Infections.- Emerging Issues in Head and Neck Infections.- Emerging Trends in Pulmonary Infection.- Current Issues in Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia.- Emerging Issues in Pulmonary Infections of Cystic Fibrosis.- Re-Emergence of Childhood Respiratory Infections in Adults (RSV & Pertussis).- Re-Emergence of Childhood Respiratory Infections in Adults (RSV&Pertussis).- New Concepts and Trends.- New Concepts and Emerging Issues in Sepsis.- Febrile Neutropenia: Management Issues.- Emerging Issues and Trends In Clostridium Difficile Colitis.- Probiotics in Infectious Diseases.- Device-Related Infections.- Current Concepts of Orthopedic Implants and Prosthetic Joint Infections.- Combination Antimicrobial Therapies.- Erratum.
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From the reviews:

"This collection of reviews on a broad range of infectious diseases seen in clinical practice is part of the Emerging Infectious Diseases of the 21st Century collection. ... The potential audience for this book is broad; in fact, it could be useful to anyone in clinical practice. ... Each chapter is supported by a relatively extensive bibliography. ... It provides a good glimpse of new tendencies and future directions in the management of infectious conditions commonly seen in clinical practice." (Carlos E Figueroa, Doody's Review Service, March, 2009)

"Emerging Issues and Controversies in Infectious Disease ... edited by I.W. Fong, successfully summarizes the diagnosis and management of commonly encountered infectious diseases. ... The book is well written and properly referenced. ... The book provides excellent summaries of the pathogenesis, pathobiology, and microbiology of each syndrome that is discussed. ... The book will be helpful for readers who seek a clinically oriented synthesis of current approaches to the diagnosis and management of infectious diseases." (Jose G. Montoya, New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 361 (4), July, 2009)

"Divided into 12 chapters, this volume ... tackles difficult management questions that challenge the infectious disease clinician on a daily basis. ... Fong's book provides a detailed analysis of the evidence ... for myriad management approaches that could be taken for an infectious disease. ... Overall, I recommend Emerging Issues and Controversies in Infectious Disease to infectious disease fellows as well as practitioners ... as a way to keep the evidence behind clinical practices close at hand." (Amesh A. Adalja, Journal of the American Medical Association, December, 2010)
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"This collection of reviews on a broad range of infectious diseases seen in clinical practice is part of the Emerging Infectious Diseases of the 21st Century collection. ... The potential audience for this book is broad; in fact, it could be useful to anyone in clinical practice. ... Each chapter is supported by a relatively extensive bibliography. ... It provides a good glimpse of new tendencies and future directions in the management of infectious conditions commonly seen in clinical practice." (Carlos E Figueroa, Doody's Review Service, March, 2009)

"Emerging Issues and Controversies in Infectious Disease ... edited by I.W. Fong, successfully summarizes the diagnosis and management of commonly encountered infectious diseases. ... The book is well written and properly referenced. ... The book provides excellent summaries of the pathogenesis, pathobiology, and microbiology of each syndrome that is discussed. ... The book will be helpful for readers who seek a clinically oriented synthesis of current approaches to the diagnosis and management of infectious diseases." (Jose G. Montoya, New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 361 (4), July, 2009)

"Divided into 12 chapters, this volume ... tackles difficult management questions that challenge the infectious disease clinician on a daily basis. ... Fong's book provides a detailed analysis of the evidence ... for myriad management approaches that could be taken for an infectious disease. ... Overall, I recommend Emerging Issues and Controversies in Infectious Disease to infectious disease fellows as well as practitioners ... as a way to keep the evidence behind clinical practices close at hand." (Amesh A. Adalja, Journal of the American Medical Association, December, 2010)
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