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Antibiotic Basics for Clinicians The ABCs of Choosing the Right Antibacterial Agent



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  • Antibiotic Basics for Clinicians Choosing the Right Antibacterial Agent
    Antibiotic Basics for Clinicians Choosing the Right Antibacterial Agent


Designed for quick, easy comprehension, this handbook reference will assist students in nurse practitioner, physician assistant, and pharmacy programs and medical students in understanding the rationale behind antibiotic selection for common bacterial pathogens and infectious disease presentations. By supplying the rationale for choosing antibiotics, the book reduces the amount of memorization necessary for proper antibiotic prescribing or recommending antimicrobial agents. The book is heavily illustrated with two-color figures and includes boxed features, mnemonics, and review questions. Appendices include dosing in adults and children; antibacterial agents in pregnancy; generic and trade names of commonly used antibacterial agents; and treatment of infections caused by bacterial agents of bioterrorism.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Bacterial Basicsp. 1
Cell Envelopep. 3
Protein Productionp. 6
Reproductionp. 9
Measuring Susceptibility to Antibioticsp. 13
Antibacterial Agentsp. 15
Antibiotics that Target the Cell Envelopep. 17
-Lactam Antibioticsp. 18
Glycopeptidesp. 45
Daptomycinp. 49
Colistinp. 51
Antibiotics that Block Protein Productionp. 53
Rifamycinsp. 54
Aminoglycosidesp. 57
Macrolides and Ketolidesp. 61
Tetracyclines and Glycylcyclinesp. 66
Chloramphenicolp. 70
Clindamycinp. 72
Streptograminsp. 74
Linezolidp. 77
Nitrofurantoinp. 79
Antibiotics that Target DNA and Replicationp. 81
Sulfa Drugsp. 82
Quinolonesp. 87
Metronidazolep. 91
Antimycobacterial Agentsp. 93
Summary of Antibacterial Agentsp. 96
Definitive Therapyp. 101
Gram-Positive Bacteriap. 103
Staphylococcip. 104
Pneumococcip. 108
Other Streptococcip. 111
Enterococcip. 113
Other Gram-Positive Bacteriap. 117
Gram-Negative Bacteriap. 121
Enterobacteriaceaep. 122
Pseudomonasp. 128
Neisseriap. 132
Curved Gram-Negative Bacteriap. 134
Other Gram-Negative Bacteriap. 139
Anaerobic Bacteriap. 145
Clostridiap. 146
Anaerobic Gram-Negative Bacillip. 149
Atypical Bacteriap. 151
Chlamydiap. 152
Mycoplasmap. 154
Legionellap. 156
Brucellap. 158
Francisella tularensisp. 160
Rickettsiap. 162
Spirochetesp. 164
Treponema pallidump. 165
Borrelia burgdorferip. 167
Leptospira interrogansp. 169
Mycobacteriap. 171
Mycobacterium tuberculosisp. 172
Mycobacterium avium Complexp. 175
Mycobacterium lepraep. 177
Empiric Therapyp. 179
Pneumoniap. 181
Urinary Tract Infectionsp. 189
Pelvic Inflammatory Diseasep. 194
Meningitisp. 197
Cellulitisp. 202
Otitis Mediap. 205
Infective Endocarditisp. 208
Intravascular-Related Catheter Infectionsp. 215
Intra-abdominal Infectionsp. 218
Clinical Casesp. 221
Review Questions and Answersp. 241
Appendicesp. 253
Dosing of Antibacterial Agents in Adultsp. 253
Dosing of Antibacterial Agents in Childrenp. 258
Dosing of Antibacterial Agents in Adults with Renal Insufficiencyp. 264
Antibacterial Agents in Pregnancyp. 271
Generic and Trade Names of Commonly Used Antibacterial Agentsp. 275
Treatment of Infections Caused by Bacterial Agents of Bioterrorismp. 279
Medical Referencesp. 281
Literary Referencesp. 282
Answers to Chapter Questionsp. 283
Indexp. 287
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