Essential Infectious Disease Topics for Primary Care
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Essential Infectious Disease Topics for Primary Care

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This book provides an easy to use, practical, yet comprehensive resource for family practitioners to use in the daily struggle against infectious diseases. It discusses vaccines and preventive measures as well as information on how to reduce the incidence of antimicrobial-resistant organisms by judiciously prescribing antibiotics and informing patients about the appropriate use of these agents. This up-to-date overview is a one stop source for evidence-based guidelines.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 312 pages
  • 154.94 x 236.22 x 27.94mm | 680.39g
  • Humana Press Inc.
  • Totowa, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 2008 ed.
  • 44 Tables, black and white; 21 Illustrations, black and white; X, 312 p. 21 illus.
  • 1588295206
  • 9781588295200

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Although infectious disease mortality is decreasing, the disease burden remains substantial as many new infections have been identified and some well-established infectious diseases have reemerged. This book provides an easy-to-use, practical, yet comprehensive resource for family practitioners to use in the daily struggle against infectious diseases. It discusses vaccines and preventive measures as well as information on how to reduce the incidence of antimicrobial-resistant organisms by judiciously prescribing antibiotics and informing patients about the appropriate use of these agents.show more

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From the reviews: "This well written and comprehensive book reviews evidence-based approaches to the most common and important infectious illnesses encountered by primary care physicians. ... Medical students and primary care residents will find this a useful, quick review. Experienced practitioners may use some of the algorithms and treatment tables as a rapid point of care reference. ... The content is accurate and up to date, with useful figures summarizing treatment options and decision algorithms. The index is easy to use." (Michael Ohl, Doody's Review Service, September, 2008) "This well-written and well-organized book offers a practical tool for the primary care physician caring for patients with common infectious diseases ... . this timely book should be embraced by primary care clinicians as a key reference text for quick clinical decision-making. ... It provides valuable discussion of specific diagnostic and treatment issues ... and some infectious disease physicians also may find this book suitable as a quick reference guide for their daily clinical practice, given the updated information and easy-to-use format." (Carlos Franco-Paredes, Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 300 (13), October, 2008)show more

Table of contents

Preface Neil Skolnik Upper Respiratory Tract Infections Clinical Guidelines: Community Acquired Pneumonia John Russell Pharyngitis Adrian Wilson Treatment and Management of Acute Otitis Media Ross H. Albert and Neil Skolnik Management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Exacerbations and Acute Bronchitis Michael Gagnon Latent Tuberculosis Infection: Testing and Treatment Pamela Ann Fenstemacher Sinusitis Megan Werner and Mathew Clark Gastrointestinal Infections Gastroenteritis Andrew Deroo and Matthew Mintz Hepatitis Michele Lamoreux Sexually Transmitted Diseases Sexually Transmitted Diseases Neil Skolnik HIV Rosemary Harris Skin, Bone, and Joint Infection Cellulitis and Skin Infections Associated with Bites Steven Zinn and Judith O'Donnell Diabetic Foot Infections Thomas C. McGinley Jr. Osteomyelitis Kelly Gannon and Todd Braun Septic Arthritis and Infectious Bursitis Gene Hong and Nirandra Mahamitra Lyme Disease Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment Ross Albert and Neil Skolnik Other Infectious Disease Topics Infective Endocarditis Tina Degnan and Neil Skolnik Meningitis Anne T. Wiedemann Urinary Tract Infections Jennifer Neria and Matthew Mintz Adult Immunizations John Russell and Ross Albert Clinical Ethics and Infectious Disease in Family Medicine Janet Fleetwoodshow more

Review Text

From the reviews: "This well written and comprehensive book reviews evidence-based approaches to the most common and important infectious illnesses encountered by primary care physicians. ... Medical students and primary care residents will find this a useful, quick review. Experienced practitioners may use some of the algorithms and treatment tables as a rapid point of care reference. ... The content is accurate and up to date, with useful figures summarizing treatment options and decision algorithms. The index is easy to use." (Michael Ohl, Doody's Review Service, September, 2008) "This well-written and well-organized book offers a practical tool for the primary care physician caring for patients with common infectious diseases ... . this timely book should be embraced by primary care clinicians as a key reference text for quick clinical decision-making. ... It provides valuable discussion of specific diagnostic and treatment issues ... and some infectious disease physicians also may find this book suitable as a quick reference guide for their daily clinical practice, given the updated information and easy-to-use format." (Carlos Franco-Paredes, Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 300 (13), October, 2008)show more