Management of Multiple Drug-Resistant Infections
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Management of Multiple Drug-Resistant Infections

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A comprehensive and cutting-edge review of how practicing physicians can best treat multiple drug resistance in bacterial, viral, protozoal, and helminthic infections. The authors focus on the major hospital and community-acquired pathogens, including S. aureus, S. pneumoniae, Enterococcus, Acinetobacter, and M. tuberculosis, and on the management of such common problems as multiple drug-resistant urinary tract infections and gonorrhea. Among the resistant tropical organisms covered are Salmonella typhi, malaria, and Burkholderia pseudomalei. Resistance to such important antiviral classes as antiretrovirals and anticytomegalovirals is also discussed, as are those measures necessary to prevent the spread of infections patients.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 403 pages
  • 184 x 256 x 28mm | 1,061.41g
  • Humana Press Inc.
  • Totowa, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 2004 ed.
  • 11 Illustrations, black and white; XII, 403 p. 11 illus.
  • 1588292304
  • 9781588292308

Review quote

"...highlights include excellent chapters on the management of multidrug-resistant malaria and drug-resistant infections caused by the human immunodeficiency virus...a book that will be an enjoyable and useful reference for physicians and microbiologists who are interested in developing a better grasp of this complex and rapidly changing field." -The New England Journal of Medicine

"...excellent, concise discussions of treatment of resistant urinary tract infections, Salmonella infections, melioidosis, and malaria." - American College of Physicians
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Multiple drug resistance to antimicrobials is a growing problem that limits the effective lifetime of nearly all drugs developed against microorganisms. In Management of Multiple Drug-Resistant Infections, prominent clinicians and leading microbiologists describe how practicing physicians can best treat bacterial, viral, protozoal, and helminthic infections when there is significant resistance to antibiotics. The authors focus on the major hospital and community-acquired pathogens, including S. aureus, S. pneumoniae, Enterococcus, Acinetobacter, and M. tuberculosis, and on the management of such common problems as multiple drug-resistant urinary tract infections and gonorrhea. Among the resistant tropical organisms covered are Salmonella typhi, malaria, and Burkholderia pseudomalei. Resistance to such important antiviral classes as antiretrovirals and anticytomegaloviral agents is also discussed, as are those measures necessary to prevent the spread of infections among patients. When national or international treatment guidelines cannot be established, clinical trial data, in vitro susceptibility data, and epidemiologic and pharmacological evidence are cited to help make treatment decisions. Wherever possible, the question of drug resistance is set in the context of its biology and epidemiology.
Comprehensive and practice-oriented, Management of Multiple Drug-Resistant Infections offers physicians and clinical microbiologists treating infectious disease patients not only a critically evaluated guide to the immense literature of the field, but also an up-to-date practical survey of today's gold-standard therapeutic strategies.
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Table of contents

Part I: Gram-Positive Bacteria

Management of Community-Acquired Pneumonia Caused by Drug-Resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae
Eric L. Nuermberger and William R. Bishai

Management of Meningitis Caused by Resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae
P. Fernandez Viladrich

Emerging Resistance to Vancomycin, Rifampin, and Fluoroquinolones in Streptococcus pneumoniae
Joseph M. Blondeau

Management of Glycopeptide-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Infections
A. Peter R. Wilson

Infections Caused by Glycopeptide-Resistant Gram-Positive Bacteria Excluding Staphylococci
Armine Sefton

Isolation Policies and the Hospital Management of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus: A Case of Evidence-Free Medicine?
Sheldon P. Stone

Part II: Gram-Negative Pathogens

The Management of Resistant Acinetobacter Infections in the Intensive Therapy Unit
Nicola Baker and Peter Hawkey

Drug-Resistant Helicobacter pylori
Peter J. Jenks

The Management of Antibiotic-Resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae
Catherine A. Ison and Jonathan Ross

Management of Urinary Tract Infections Caused by Multiresistant Organisms
Jeremy M. T. Hamilton-Miller

Management of Multiple Drug-Resistant Salmonella Infections
Christopher M. Parry

Management of Melioidosis
Andrew J. H. Simpson

Part III: Mycobacteria

The Molecular Epidemiology of MDR-TB
Paul D. van Helden, Robin M. Warren, Pieter Uys, Gian D. van der Spuy, and Thomas C. Victor

The Management of Multiple Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis
Sanjay Bhagani and Marc Lipman

Management of Infection With Nontuberculosis Mycobacteria
Stephen H. Gillespie

Part IV: Fungal and Parasitic Infections

Management of Resistant Candida Infections
Sanya Clements and Christopher C. Kibbler

Management ofInfection With Naturally Amphotericin B-Resistant Fungi
Thean Yen Tan and Rosemary A. Barnes

Management of Multiple Drug-Resistant Malaria
Elizabeth Ashley and Francois Nosten

Schistosome Drug Resistance: Praziquantel
Michael J. Doenhoff and Katherine Wheatcroft-Francklow

Part V. Viral Infections

Management of HIV Drug-Resistant Infections
Deenan Pillay

Multidrug Resistance in Human Cytomegalovirus
Vincent C. Emery, Mohammad Raza Naqvee, and Anuradha Chawla

Index
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