Infectious Diseases of the Respiratory Tract

Infectious Diseases of the Respiratory Tract

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From common cold to many life-threatening conditions like TB, infectious disease of the respiratory tract is a serious and widespread problem. Within three sections this text provides a complete and highly illustrated dossier of information and practical advice on both pathogens and major syndromes. It also includes coverage of key support and highly specialised areas such as paediatrics, foreign travel, intensive care management etc. Care of patients presenting with major infection ideally involves coordinated multidisciplinary teamwork. Such teams are managed by physicians with a breadth of knowledge spanning numerous specialities which include infectious disease, radiology, microbiology, surgery, intensive care, thoracic medicine and tropical medicine. Collecting together expertise from these fields and beyond, this text forms a comprehensive and invaluable reference resource for all involved in the care and diagnosis of respiratory infection.
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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 272 b/w illus. 5 colour illus. 1 map 140 tables
  • 1139242873
  • 9781139242875

Table of contents

Part I. Diagnosis, Host, Defence and Antimicrobials: 1. Laboratory diagnosis of respiratory infections M. Kalin, M. Grandien and B. Petrini; 2. Radiological aspects of lung infection J. Weir; 3. Respiratory defences against infection N. Waravdekar and H. Reynolds; 4. General principles of antimicrobial therapy P. Venkatesan and M Wood; Part II. Respitatory Infections due to Major Respiratory Pathogens: 5. Pneumococcal pneumonia M. Kalin; 6. Staphylococcal pneumonia M. Ellis; 7. Haemophilus influenzae and Moraxella infections M. Kalin; 8. Gram negative bacillary pneumonia M. Ellis; 9. Viral lower respiratory tract infections M. Ellis; 10. Cytomegalovirus pneumonia M. Ellis; 11. Non-tuberculous mycobacteria M. Ellis and R. Frothingham; 12. Actinomycosis and nocardiosis M. Ellis; 13. Pneumonia due to small bacterial organisms G. Douglas; 14. Legionellosis J. Watson and J. MacFarlane; 15. Tuberculosis J. Friend; 16. Fungal respiratory disease M. Ellis; Part III. Major Respiratory Syndromes: 17. Community acquired pneumonia J. Friend; 18. Community acquired fungal pneumonias D. McKinsey; 19. Hospital acquired pneumonia G. Miller and M. Ellis; 20. Anaerobic lung infection, lung abscess and empysema J. Khan and M. Ellis; 21. Pneumonia in the immunocompromised G. Donowitz; 22. HIV associated respiratory infections E. Ong; 23. Lower respiratory infection in children J. Couriel; 24. Pulmonary infection in cystic fibrosis A. Webb, J. Morecroft and M. Dodd; 25. Upper respiratory tract infections M. Ellis and P. McArthur; 26. Respiratory infections associated with foreign travel C. Parry and A. Harries; 27. Intensive care management of the critically ill patient with pneumonia G. Miller; 28. Diseases associated with persistant or recurrent pulmonary infiltrates M. Ellis; 29. Chronic air flow obstruction, acute and chronic bronchitis, bronchiectasis H. Rea and A. Wells; 30. Miscellaneous pneumonic agents and others causing lower respiratory tract infection M. Ellis.
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' ... fills an essential niche for a comprehensive reference book ... the text provides a wealth of factual information on disparate aspects of pulmonary infections. Several chapters are excellent reviews of important topics and should be read by trainees in infectious diseases and respiratory medicine. This book should be readily available for reference in all respiratory and infectious disease departments, and physicians with a specific interest in respiratory infections would probably want to have a copy of it on their own desks.' Jeremy Brown, Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London
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