Antibiotic Basics for Clinicians: The ABCs of Choosing the Right Antibacterial Agent / Edition 2

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Overview

Easy-to-apply set of principles for selecting the right antibiotic

Antibiotic Basics for Clinicians, Second Edition, shows you how to apply your knowledge of pharmacology and microbiology in order to select the appropriate antibiotic.  Rather than rely on rote memorization, you’ll learn the underlying rationale for treatment of common infectious diseases and pathogens. The text focuses on antibacterial agents, examining individual antibiotics and antibiotic classes as well as definitive and empiric therapies—providing a framework for prescription and clinical preparation for students training to be physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacologists, or medical technologists. Clinicians also rely on Antibiotic Basics for quick reference or review.

The Second Edition includes current research and new approaches to emerging resistant organisms such as community-acquired, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase-producing bacteria.  In addition, the book has been updated to reflect changes in treatment guidelines, including new guidelines for Clostridium difficile colitis and urinary tract infections.

 Special features help you “think like a clinician”:

  • Illustrations help you understand how antibiotics fight against bacterial infections.
  • Mnemonics throughout the text make it easier to remember which antibiotics are prescribed for specific pathogens.
  • Searchable online version of the text takes you to the content you need from any web-enabled device.
  • Case studies demonstrate how the principles set forth in the text are applied in clinical practice.
  • Questions and answers improve your ability to choose the right antibacterial agent.
  • Appendices include dosing for adults and children, use of antibacterial agents in pregnancy, and treatment of bioterrorism agents.

This handbook reference will assist 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. Designed for quick, easy comprehension, the book is heavily illustrated with two-color figures and includes fact-anecdotes, interesting ancillary information, mnemonics, and questions to test understanding. 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.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Joseph R. Lentino, M.D.,Ph.D(Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine)
Description: The author uses an interesting analogy in this concise introduction to the world of infectious diseases and antibiotics, which can be characterized as a war against microbial enemies. The preface details pertinent changes made between the first and this second edition.
Purpose: "The book is intended to serve as an introduction to the use of antibiotics in clinical practice, which it clearly does in a thoughtful way. "
Audience: While the author states that the audience is residents, fellows, and students, it will be most useful to the uninitiated. The book does serve this audience, but students will gain the most from it.
Features: An introduction to microbes opens the book, how they escape antibacterial activity and how that resistance can be overcome. Each isolate discussed is characterized by the most appropriate antibiotics for its demise. There is a nice section on clinical issues that brings together knowledge from both the microbial world and antibiotics in a clinical context. The case discussions are tailored to student learners, helping to reinforce the teaching principles.
Assessment: This is a useful book at a reasonable price that is affordable for students. The use of figures superimposed by either infections common to the area or organisms found within that body region is very helpful for beginners.
From The Critics
Reviewer: Joseph R. Lentino, M.D.,Ph.D(Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine)
Description: The author uses an interesting analogy in this concise introduction to the world of infectious diseases and antibiotics, which can be characterized as a war against microbial enemies. The preface details pertinent changes made between the first and this second edition.
Purpose: "The book is intended to serve as an introduction to the use of antibiotics in clinical practice, which it clearly does in a thoughtful way. "
Audience: While the author states that the audience is residents, fellows, and students, it will be most useful to the uninitiated. The book does serve this audience, but students will gain the most from it.
Features: An introduction to microbes opens the book, how they escape antibacterial activity and how that resistance can be overcome. Each isolate discussed is characterized by the most appropriate antibiotics for its demise. There is a nice section on clinical issues that brings together knowledge from both the microbial world and antibiotics in a clinical context. The case discussions are tailored to student learners, helping to reinforce the teaching principles.
Assessment: This is a useful book at a reasonable price that is affordable for students. The use of figures superimposed by either infections common to the area or organisms found within that body region is very helpful for beginners.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781451112214
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 3/15/2012
  • Edition description: Second
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 237,721
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

BACTERIAL BASICS Cell Envelope Protein Production Replication Summary of Bacterial Basics

ANTIBACTERIAL AGENTS Antibiotics That Target the Cell Envelope
β-Lactam Antibiotics
Penicillins Cephalosporins Carbapenems Monobactams
Vancomycin Daptomycin
Antibiotics That Block Protein Production
Rifamycins Aminoglycosides Macrolides and Ketolides Tetracyclines and Glycylcyclines Chloramphenicol Clindamycin Streptogramins Linezolid
Antibiotics That Target DNA and Replication
Sulfa Drugs Quinolones Metronidazole
Antimycobacterial Agents Summary of Antibacterial Agents

DEFINITIVE THERAPY (RIGHT DRUG FOR BUG)
Gram-Positive Bacteria

Staphylococci Pneumococci Other Streptococci Enterococci Other Gram-Positive Bacteria
Gram-Negative Bacteria
Enterobacteriaceae
Pseudomonas Neisseria
Curved Gram-Negative Bacilli Other Gram-Negative Bacteria
Anaerobic Bacteria
Clostridia
Anaerobic Gram-Negative Bacilli
Atypical Bacteria
Chlamydia Mycoplasma Legionella Brucella Francisella tularensis Rickettsia
Spirochetes
Treponema pallidum Borrelia burgdorferi Leptospira interrogans
Mycobacteria
Mycobacterium tuberculosis Mycobacterium avium Complex
Mycobacterium leprae

EMPIRIC THERAPY Pneumonia Urinary Tract Infections Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Meningitis Cellulitis Otitis Media Infective Endocarditis Intravascular-Related Catheter Infections Intra-Abdominal Infections

CLINICAL CASES Case 1
Case 2
Case 3
Case 4
Case 5
Case 6
Case 7
Case 8
Case 9
Case 10
Case 11
Case 12
Answers to Clinical Cases

REVIEW QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Review Questions Answers to Review Questions

APPENDICES Dosing of Antibacterial Agents in Adults Dosing of Antibacterial Agents in Children Dosing of Antibacterial Agents in Adults with Renal Insufficiency Antibacterial Agents in Pregnancy Generic and Trade Names of Commonly Used Antibacterial Agents Treatment of Infections Caused by Bacterial Agents of Bioterrorism Medical References Literary References Answers to Chapter Questions

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