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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
|Bacterial Basics||p. 1|
|Cell Envelope||p. 3|
|Protein Production||p. 6|
|Measuring Susceptibility to Antibiotics||p. 13|
|Antibacterial Agents||p. 15|
|Antibiotics that Target the Cell Envelope||p. 17|
|ß-Lactam Antibiotics||p. 18|
|Antibiotics that Block Protein Production||p. 53|
|Macrolides and Ketolides||p. 61|
|Tetracyclines and Glycylcyclines||p. 66|
|Antibiotics that Target DNA and Replication||p. 81|
|Sulfa Drugs||p. 82|
|Antimycobacterial Agents||p. 93|
|Summary of Antibacterial Agents||p. 96|
|Definitive Therapy||p. 101|
|Gram-Positive Bacteria||p. 103|
|Other Streptococci||p. 111|
|Other Gram-Positive Bacteria||p. 117|
|Gram-Negative Bacteria||p. 121|
|Curved Gram-Negative Bacteria||p. 134|
|Other Gram-Negative Bacteria||p. 139|
|Anaerobic Bacteria||p. 145|
|Anaerobic Gram-Negative Bacilli||p. 149|
|Atypical Bacteria||p. 151|
|Francisella tularensis||p. 160|
|Treponema pallidum||p. 165|
|Borrelia burgdorferi||p. 167|
|Leptospira interrogans||p. 169|
|Mycobacterium tuberculosis||p. 172|
|Mycobacterium avium Complex||p. 175|
|Mycobacterium leprae||p. 177|
|Empiric Therapy||p. 179|
|Urinary Tract Infections||p. 189|
|Pelvic Inflammatory Disease||p. 194|
|Otitis Media||p. 205|
|Infective Endocarditis||p. 208|
|Intravascular-Related Catheter Infections||p. 215|
|Intra-abdominal Infections||p. 218|
|Clinical Cases||p. 221|
|Review Questions and Answers||p. 241|
|Dosing of Antibacterial Agents in Adults||p. 253|
|Dosing of Antibacterial Agents in Children||p. 258|
|Dosing of Antibacterial Agents in Adults with Renal Insufficiency||p. 264|
|Antibacterial Agents in Pregnancy||p. 271|
|Generic and Trade Names of Commonly Used Antibacterial Agents||p. 275|
|Treatment of Infections Caused by Bacterial Agents of Bioterrorism||p. 279|
|Medical References||p. 281|
|Literary References||p. 282|
|Answers to Chapter Questions||p. 283|
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